Tomorrow is here! Are we missing it?
While we Filipinos are still debating the fate of the World War II vintage jeepney and whether or not to accept cash payment of bus fare, progressive sectors elsewhere have been shifting to electric and self-driving cars.To catch up with the advanced auto world, at least in our mind, we share below historical notes on some of the more revolutionary (to us) changes in the automotive industry that will impact on our children and our planet.Much as we want to thank the author of the roundup, which was reposted on our UP Pinoy 55 website, he shall be credited here merely as “ctto” for the compiled...
&#8216;Batman: Death in the Family&#8217; lets viewers decide Robin&#8217;s interactive fate
Interactivity has become a bit of an overused gimmick, including “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” to “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” on Netflix.Still, such stunts are only as good as their execution, and the Warner Bros. Animation delivers with “Batman: Death in the Family,” which, with the Robert Pattinson movie delayed, might be the only version of Batman fans see for a while.This latest choose-your-own-adventure exercise falls into the category of DC’s edgy direct-to-Blu-ray movies (earning, and carrying, an R rating), so the target audience ingrown fanboys, not kids. But unlike a lot of these exer...
EC Committees Submit Qualified Presidential Candidates For December 7
Jean MensaThe fate of the 17 Presidential Aspirants who filed as of Friday, October 9, 2020 will be known this week.Two committees, the IT and Technical, were set up by the Commission to scrutinize the nomination forms of all the aspirants.The Chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa, said last week the report would be made available to the Commission by Monday, October 12, 2020.She said the Commission will then look at the reports and make the outcome public this week.Information gathered at the corridors of the EC said that balloting will also be conducted on time for the placement for the candidat...
Daily Guide Network
The Covid-19 tsunami, Putrajaya’s fate and other news you may have missed
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed, in brief.1. The third Covid-19 wave, which has mostly plagued Sabah and Kedah, took a new turn as the situation in the Klang Valley also deteriorated. Cases have slowly but steadily crept upwards in the last week.2. With 278 Covid-19 patients still undergoing treatment in Selangor, it is nowhere as bad as Sabah and Kedah which have thousands of active cases and enough to cause jitters, particularly when cases have found their way to high-profile places such as the Mid Valley Megamall, The Gardens Mall and 1Utama Mall.3. One of the late...
There are dangerous signs for the fate of the Saudi intervention in Yemen
The commander of the Southern Transitional Council in Yemen, Aidarus Al-Zoubaidi, appeared last month in the guise of a full-fledged president, surrounded by Saudi Arabian guards, meeting divs who are said to be separatist southerners and raising the separatist flag alongside the Saudi flag. All of these are bad signs for the fate of the Saudi intervention in Yemen.This took place in the luxurious and terrifying Ritz-Carlton Hotel, in the Saudi capital Riyadh. It’s the same hotel in which US President Donald Trump stayed and signed a multi-billion-dollar deal with the ambitious Crown Prince Mo...
The Middle East Monitor
AirAsia Japan's fate to be known within week, founder says
Malaysian budget airline AirAsia Group is considering closing down its Japan operation and a final decision can be expected within a week, its chief executive said Thursday, citing the impact of COVID-19 on the aviation industry"I can confirm that we are looking at every option, including closing down the operation," Tony Fernandes told reporters when asked to confirm news reports that AirAsia Japan will cease business."AirAsia Japan, we are very small. We were just building ourselves when COVID-19 happened," the airline founder added.A local government source told Kyodo News on Wednesday that...
Lissu’s fate unclear as NEC committee fails to convene
Dar es Salaam. The fate of Chadema’s presidential candidate Tundu Lissu is still unclear after the National Electoral Commission (NEC’s) ethics committee failed to meet yesterday.The NEC director of elections, Dr Wilson Mahera said on Sunday that Mr Lissu has to be grilled by the committee over his claim that President John Magufuli, who is seeking re-election via the CCM ticket, met District Executive Directors (DEDs) to set strategies of rigging the elections in Dodoma.The DEDs, who are presidential appointees, double as election supervisors of the General Election, which will be held on Oct...
France ex-president Sarkozy to learn fate in cash-from-Libya case
A Paris appeals court will rule on Thursday on a legal challenge by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former aides against an investigation into claims that Libyan money was used in his 2007 election campaign.After several delays in the case, the latest due to France's coronavirus lockdown, judges examined the application behind closed doors in June.At that hearing, prosecutors called for the appeal to be thrown out, according to sources with information on the case.Sarkozy has been charged over accusations by former members of Muammar Gaddafi's regime that he accepted millions from the slain L...
The fate of COPE | Daily FT
One of the positive points of the last Parliament was the strengthening and increased transparency of Parliamentary Oversight Committees, which include the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) and the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA). The former especially excelled under the stewardship of former JVP MP Sunil Handunetti, who did much to increase transparency of Government decisions and functions of State enterprises.This work was largely possible due to the chairmanship being given to Opposition members, which has now been reversed. The new COPE Chairman is MP Dr. Charitha Herath of the S...
Daily Financial Times
Choosing winners among UAE businesses
Assuming the Targeted Economic Support Scheme (TESS) launched by the UAE Central Bank ends in December, the last few months of 2020 will determine the fate of hundreds of companies that have benefitted by it.Their fate will, in large part, be adjudged by their lenders, who will have to decide which ones are worth supporting and nurturing back to normalcy over time versus those that will be deliberately allowed to die, albeit over time. They will also have to decide on which ones they consider “zombie” companies, of which there are hundreds - those that have been surviving on ever increasing ba...