August, 2018


Roadblocks remain as U.S.-Canada NAFTA talks go down to the wire

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Canada and the United States still faced roadblocks as they went down to the wire Friday, August 31, in talks to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement. With the US deadline to get an agreement by Friday, there were reports the sides were struggling to find … Source: Politics

3 killed in blast at Russian explosives plant

MOSCOW, Russia – At least 3 people died in a blast at a major explosives plant in central Russia, officials said Friday, August 31, with 4 workers hospitalized and 5 still missing as rescuers cleared the rubble. The blast rocked the Sverdlov plant in the city of Dzerzhinsk about 400 kilometers … Source: Politics

China disputes UN report on Uighur discrimination

BEIJING, China – China on Friday, August 31, took issue with a UN report that called on Beijing to release ethnic Uighurs detained “under the pretext” of counterterrorism, saying its findings had “no factual basis”. Up to one million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities have been detained in internment camps … Source: Politics

If Gilas calls, Scottie Thompson will answer

MANILA, Philippines – Donning the Philippine colors is an opportunity Barangay Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson would not pass up on.  Thompson said he would welcome an inclusion to the Gilas Pilipinas after reports surfaced that national team head coach Yeng Guiao is eyeing him as one of the key additions … Source: Politics

Behind the scenes: Kris Aquino as Princess Intan in 'Crazy Rich Asians'

MANILA, Philippines – The movie adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians continues to be the talk of the town – and in the Philippines, it’s Kris Aquino’s role that’s getting extra attention. On Friday, August 31, Cornerstone Entertainment posted behind-the-scenes photos and footage of Kris and lead star Constance Wu as they … Source: Politics

Brownlee flexes muscle as debuting Ginebra keeps Columbian winless

MANILA, Philippines – Barangay Ginebra used a late pullaway to open its title-retention bid in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup with a 96-84 win over the luckless Columbian at the Araneta Coliseum on Friday, August 31. With the score knotted at 66-all, the reigning two-time champions unloaded a 25-9 run … Source: Politics

7 dead as U.S. bus collides with large truck

LOS ANGELES, USA – At least 7 people were killed when a large tractor-trailer blew a tire, jumped a highway median into oncoming highway traffic and slammed into a Greyhound passenger bus, New Mexico State Police said. Images of Thursday’s scene on US media show vast area of debris and … Source: Politics

2 hurt in Amsterdam station stabbing, attacker shot by police

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Two people were stabbed at Amsterdam’s busy Central Station on Friday, August 31, before the alleged attacker was shot and wounded, Dutch police said. “A suspect has been shot after a stabbing incident at Amsterdam Central Station,” Dutch police said on Twitter. It is not known at this … Source: Politics

Duterte on rape, Robredo hits back, Rachelle Ann meets Harry and Meghan | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Duterte explains rape cases in Davao: ‘Many beautiful women.’ Roque: Visayas, Mindanao ‘more liberal’ in defining what is offensive. Robredo to Duterte: Stop ranting, focus on helping suffering Filipinos. PH boxer Rogen Ladon advances to gold-medal round. Rachelle Ann Go meets Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  {module 3998} Source: Politics

Commercial Direct Shares Recent Success Stories from Ohio on Investment Property Loans Website

Commercial Direct Shares Recent Success Stories from Ohio on Investment Property Loans Website Commercial Direct Shares Recent Success Stories from Ohio on Investment Property Loans Website Commercial Direct Shares Recent Success Stories from Ohio on Investment Property Loans Website August 31, 2018 ( – MIAMI – – Commercial Direct, a new division of Silver Hill Funding, a commercial mortgage lender, has recently shown great success with investors in Dayton andColumbus, Ohio. Commercial Direct’s mortgage experts are now sharing these success stories on their educational website, InvestmentProperty.Loans. As commercial realRead More