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Evolution of the revolution: Dicta License is back to remind everyone why we must ask questions

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 22:08
MANILA, Philippines --- That Dicta License no longer makes heavy rap metal songs is a fact that fans of the genre would have to contend with. But even if the new album "Pagbigkas" presents a different sound, there are still plenty of reasons why people should listen to it. Actually, it seems appropriate for Filipinos to hear their music now as the country appears lost on how to solve the pandemic and other political problems. Inside the 12-track album released last April 9 (Araw ng Kagitingan), only one or two songs bear a resemblance to the Dicta License of old, which has been compared with progressive rock band Rage Against the Machine. But the messaging --- something that...

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Woman who sued 11 Cebu City cops for robbery, rape gunned down

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 22:00
CEBU CITY---The 35-year-old woman who was allegedly robbed by at least 11 policemen in the city and raped by one of them was gunned down by still unknown assailants on Natalio Bacalso Avenue past 6 p.m. on Monday (April 19). Maj. Alejandro Batobalonos, chief of the police's Integrity Monitoring and Enhancement Group (IMEG) Visayas Field Unit, said Ritchie Nepomuceno was shot repeatedly and killed about a month after she filed criminal complaints against 11 police officers assigned to the Sawang Calero police station in the city. Nepomuceno, a resident of Minglanilla town, south Cebu, died from multiple gunshot wounds. Police gave no other details on the killing of Nepomuceno as ...

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Jazz aim for payback against Lakers

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 21:59
The Utah Jazz will look for some payback in the second of back-to-back games against the host Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. The Lakers posted a 127-115 overtime victory on Saturday, led by Andre Drummond's 27 points, along with his eight rebounds. Point guard Dennis Schroder finished with 25 points, eight assists and six rebounds. However, Utah head coach Quin Snyder rested Rudy Gobert, Mike Conley Jr. and Derrick Favors with his team playing in the second of back-to-back games after a home win against the Indiana Pacers on Friday. Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell also did not play Saturday due to a right ankle sprain that will keep him out for the next several games. Th...

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Super League announcement opens unprecedented conflict in European football

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 21:53
A planned breakaway Super League announced by twelve of European football's most powerful clubs and backed by US investment bank JP Morgan was roundly condemned by fans and federations across the continent on Monday, with UEFA meeting to hold crisis talks over the threat posed to its flagship competitions. Six Premier League teams -- Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur -- joined forces with Spanish giants Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid and Italian trio Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan to launch the planned competition. A joint statement said three more clubs would be invited to join the founding members before the ...

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‘No plan B’ if pork prices not lowered amid tariff cut, hike in imports, solons told

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 21:51
MANILA, Philippines --- An official from the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) admitted to House lawmakers on Monday that there is "no plan B" should the temporary cut on pork import tariffs and the increase in importation not lead to lower prices. "Sa computation po namin, walang [In our computation, there is no] Plan B kasi [because] we really want to quickly lower the price," NEDA Undersecretary Mercedita Sombilla said during a joint hearing of the House agriculture and trade committees on Monday. This, after Navotas City Rep. John Rey Tiangco, chairperson of the trade panel, asked NEDA if it readied a Plan B if lowering pork import tariffs and increasing the mi...

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'Downton Abbey' film sequel coming for Christmas

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 21:49
The "Downton Abbey" film is getting the band back together.
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One dead as Typhoon Bising skirts the Philippines

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 21:48
MANILA, Philippines ---At least one person was killed as typhoon Bising (international name: Surigae) crossed the edge of the Philippines on Monday, dumping heavy rain that flooded dozens of villages and forced thousands to leave their homes. Bising packed sustained wind speeds of 195 kilometers (121 miles) an hour at its center, about 500 kilometers off the Philippines, and was not expected to make landfall in the disaster-prone archipelago, according to the government weather service. But strong winds and heavy rain reached the central region of the Eastern Visayas, where about 66 villages were flooded, the regional civil defense office said. A 79-year-old man was killed after...

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UK’s Johnson says will try to stop Super League plans

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 21:42
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he would do everything possible to ensure that a proposed breakaway Super League of twelve major European football clubs would not go ahead as planned. "We are going to look at everything that we can do with the football authorities to make sure that this doesn't go ahead in the way that it's currently being proposed," Johnson said in a pooled interview. "I don't think that it's good news for fans, I don't think it's good news for football in this country." RELATED STORIES Explainer: Key facts about the European Super League UEFA threatens to ban breakaway clubs from all competitions ...

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Keilar: Fox is not news no matter what it calls itself

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 21:41
CNN's Brianna Keilar rolls the tape on how Fox News uses it's on-screen graphics to push misinformation about President Joe Biden and the pandemic to its audience.
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GameStop CEO George Sherman is stepping down, sending the stock soaring

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 21:39
It's game over for GameStop CEO George Sherman. The video game retailer and meme stock announced Monday that Sherman will be stepping down on July 31 -- or earlier if a successor is found.
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Health officials considered issuing a warning before deciding to recommend a pause of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 21:39
As health officials discussed how to handle reports of blood clots possibly linked to Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine, one option considered was issuing a warning to health care providers without recommending a full pause, multiple sources told CNN.
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DSWD: Gov’t allocates P1.5 billion for ‘Bising’ disaster response

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 21:34
MANILA, Philippines --- The government has earmarked P1.5 billion to respond to the needs of people affected by Typhoon Bising, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Monday. According to DSWD, they have already prepared emergency relief supplies as early as April 16, which includes "stockpiles and standby funds" like the P517 million quick response budget from its central office. Latest forecast from the state weather bureau indicated that Bising was moving slowly off the eastern section of the country. "Based on the 6PM, April 16 report of the Disaster Response Management Bureau (DRMB), the DSWD maintains stockpiles and standby funds amounting to more...

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US bank JPMorgan financing football Super League

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 21:32
US investment bank JPMorgan on Monday confirmed it is financing the breakaway Super League featuring 12 of Europe's top football clubs, which threatens to shake up the world's biggest sport. "I can confirm that we are financing the deal, but have no further comment at the moment," a bank spokesman said in a statement to AFP. Each of the clubs from England, Italy and Spain will receive a one-off payment of 3.5 billion euros ($4.2 billion). Six Premier League teams -- Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham -- are involved, alongside Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan. The clubs were immediately ...

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Obama and Shaquille O'Neal urge Americans to get vaccinated

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 21:31
Former President Barack Obama and NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal joined a slate of celebrities in urging Americans to get vaccinated during an hour-long NBC special aimed at boosting vaccine confidence.
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Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver to open Cannes Film Festival in 'Annette'

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 21:30
"Annette," a musical starring Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver will open the 2021 Cannes Film Festival on July 6.
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Google translation AI botches legal terms ‘enjoin,’ ‘garnish’ – research

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 21:14
Translation tools from Alphabet Inc's Google and other companies could be contributing to significant misunderstanding of legal terms with conflicting meanings such as "enjoin," according to research due to be presented at an academic workshop on Monday. Google's translation software turns an English sentence about a court enjoining violence or banning it, into one in the Indian language of Kannada that implies the court ordered violence, according to the new study "Enjoin" can refer to either promoting or restraining an action. Mistranslations also arise with other contronyms, or words with contradictory meanings depending on the context, including "all over," "eventual," and "gar...

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