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Learn the skill of eye contact flirting with a woman by embracing your own playful mindset and transferring your own flirty, playful thoughts about the female from your eyes directly into hers. Getting a little does of actuality can be a good thing every now and again, particularly when dealing with issues relating to relationships.
You have to do more than just admit to the fact that you still have love for your ex girlfriend if you want to win her back.
When you feel like you want your ex girlfriend to come back, it’ s simple to feel like that should be more than enough and forget about the fact that it has to flow both ways.
This can be a mistake that is often made any time a guy feels like he still is hopelessly in love with an ex girlfriend. When you really feel just like you still love someone, you want to inform them and you want to hear them say that they feel the same way. Brides start to hunt for their ideal wedding dress almost immediately after the engagement. Comment on the relatives hotness of her body type (good or bad will do) before the drinks arrive. Opinion that her sun dress seems like the exact pattern from your mom’ s i9000 living room drapes from 1975.
Burp, pass gas, wipe your nose with your sleeve, and if you really want to up the ante, pick your nose. It must be great for you: your boobies are so small you don’ t even need to wear a utm?rkt! Be extremely indecisive about ordering drinks and food, even where to sit, stroll or stand. Accept as true with every single thing she says and apologize profusely for your stupidity ought to she disagrees with you.
When you are desperate for a solution to a issue, you tend to blow things out of proportion and end up making a decision that you simply definitely regret immediately. The very first technique to help you last longer in a natural way, is to masturbate before sexual intercourse. Another reason why masturbation works so well in your favor is really because it puts your body into a stage known as the refractory stage. The next technique to help you to achieve a longer and stronger stamina, is to implement techniques that will save you in the knick of time. You don’ t have to rely on pills, creams or even sprays in order to get the results that you are within looking for.
There is no sense in investing hundreds of dollars on medications that you simply cannot trust. To make things easier for both you and your partner, try following some of these natural remedies for early ejaculation today. The first natural remedy which will give you the same results as a desensitizing cream is to use a tingling lubrication instead. The final way to help you last longer in bed as early as tonight, is to masturbate before sex. More to the point this may be an extended drawn out process that may become really exasperating. Yet another disadvantage to snooping on a cheating wife or husband is the fact it could be costly. There is something to take into consideration if you decide on your spouse which is you could get caught. While there are some serious disadvantages in order to spying on your mate there is one particular major upside and that is it will eliminate all doubt as to whether your spouse is being unfaithful. If you would like to carry out the particular spying on your own as an alternative to employing a private agent please ensure that you utilize your common sense and best judgement.
An ongoing project of the Dagupan City Water District (DCWD) in Barangay Caranglaan in Pangasinan province.
In at least three barangays in Dagupan City, continuous road constructions are supposed to improve the city’s streets and ease up travel around the city.
Since construction in Barangays Tapuac, Caranglaan and Pantal has started, for instance, not only did commuting through the city take an hour or two longer, but bus drivers go on fewer trips–and thus earn less profit.
Inquirer volunteers reached out to the Dagupan city planning office but got no comment as of press time.
While Dagupenos wait for construction to finish, they are left to wonder: Is there really a benefit to these projects?
In Barangay Tapuac, the road-widening and drainage-clearing projects of the local government have been ongoing for some time.
Among Dagupenos who are affected are tricycle driver Alex Norzagarray (left) and Victoria Salinas, owner of Evick Salinas Eatery.
BAGUIO CITY — Abra province has been placed under the control of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the May 9 voting, following complaints of harassment and vote-buying received by the poll body. The Comelec resolution on Abra’s security status has been issued but has not been relayed to the regional office, lawyer Mae Richelle Belmes-Beronilla, Abra election supervisor, said on Wednesday. Abra, notorious for political violence during elections, was not classified as an election watchlist area (EWA) for the 2016 polls by the police following a peaceful and orderly elections in 2013.
A fact sheet given by the Cordillera police showed that the number of shooting cases in Abra had dropped to 28 in the months before the May 9 elections, compared to the 51 cases in 2013.
On April 6, Crispin Magwellang, who was seeking a council seat in Baay Licuan town, was shot dead at a wedding in Malibcong town. A devoted dog in Romania has been playing his best ‘Hachicko’ impression for an absurd amount of time, as it’s been waiting outside his dead owner’s house for the past five years. A report from the Daily Express said the loyal canine refused to leave the now uninhabited house in the village of Malu Mare, despite several attempts from residents to pry it away from the main entrance. Neighbors believe the oblivious pooch is still waiting patiently for his master’s return, apparent by its refusal to move regardless of the season or weather.
Thoughtful passers-by feed the dog every day, according to the report, but the animal refuses to let anyone inside the courtyard.
The village veterinarian, Doru Safta, meanwhile, stressed that residents should stop trying to lure the dog out and just continue providing the utilities it needs instead. The animal’s name remains unknown, as those who live close by said the owner was notoriously private and they knew nothing about him nor his faithful companion.
The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday expressed confidence that despite slipping in the voters’ preference polls, the opposition standard-bearer will emerge the winner on May 9 national elections.
He said the ground campaigning intensified after April 29 or the last day of the surveys, which may be the reason why the latest Pulse Asia survey did not capture the support for Binay, who only placed fourth in the opinion poll conducted from April 26 to 29.
According to the latest Pulse Asia survey, Binay only placed fourth with 17 percent, down one percent from the previous survey conducted from April 19 to 24. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte  retained his lead at 33 percent among 4,000 respondents, followed by administration candidate Manuel “Mar” Roxas II and erstwhile frontrunner Sen. Binay led in the surveys until the corruption allegations caught up with him when the Office of the Ombudsman indicted him for malversation, graft and falsification of public documents over the alleged rigging of the Makati car park building when he was still city mayor.
He said Binay’s victory will be similar to his vice presidential win in 2010, when he gained momentum in the surveys to surpass his political nemesis Roxas just before election day.
Meanwhile, in the final Standard poll conducted from April 27 to May 1, Binay also shed some points at 15 percent, down from 18 percent in the March 26 to April 1 survey and from 23 percent in the February 24 to March 1 poll.
Duterte remained the frontrunner in the said survey at 32 percent, followed by Poe with 25 percent and Roxas with 22 percent. Citing a Commission on Audit report last year, Trillanes said the Davao city government had 11,000 non-existent employees under Duterte’s term as mayor, receiving P708 million a year. Trillanes first accused Duterte of having undeclared assets amounting to at least P200 million in a Bank of the Philippines Island (BPI) bank account on Julia Vargas Avenue in Pasig City. Duterte on Wednesday presented passbooks and bank statements for the questionable dollar and peso accounts, but he only gave the media a sneak peek.
Trillanes also accused that the 17 joint accounts of Duterte and daughter Sara at the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) branch on Julia Vargas Avenue in Pasig City, BPI Edsa Greenhills, and Banco de Oro Unibank in Mandaluyong City had P2.4 billion in transactions from 2006 to 2015. CEBU CITY — Police arrested the suspect in the murder of a supporter of reelectionist  Mayor Aljun Diamante of Tuburan town in Cebu. Oroquera was linked to the murder of 48-year-old Rene Cangmaong in an upland area in Sitio Sambag, Barangay Mag-Antoy in Tuburan town, Cebu, last Wednesday. Cangmaong was once a New People’s Army (NPA) rebel who became a job order employee working as a market guard in Tuburan. Seized from Oroquera were one carbine rifle, one shotgun, one .45 pistol and assorted ammunition. During the sendoff ceremony for the deployment of police officers at the Police Regional Office, Chief Supt. Marcos specifically questioned the sudden change in pre-election surveys in the last two weeks before the May 9 elections, noting how he lost six to 11 points. Marcos then cited as example the support that he said he received from five big provinces around the country.
Marcos said the alleged attempt trending in the surveys was not limited to the vice presidential polls but it also being done in the presidential surveys.
He was referring to Senator Grace Poe and former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, who are now in a statistical tie for second place in the latest ABS CBN-Pulse Asia survey. Maliwanag na maliwanag that there’s an attempt to trend in favor of the administration,” Marcos added. The headquarters of the powerful Iglesia ni Cristo on Commonwealth Avenue in Diliman, Quezon City. KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato — Local candidates from all over North Cotabato trooped to the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) compound here hoping for its support in the May 9 elections. The front of the INC’s house of worship virtually turned into a parking lot for vehicles owned by the local politicians who started to arrive as early as 6 a.m Thursday. The local candidates came from the towns of Matalam, Makilala, Mlang, Tulunan, Magpet, Antipas, Arakan and President Roxas, and Kidapawan City. Those who came included Mayor Joseph Evangelista of Kidapawan City, Vice Mayor Ginalyn Valdivieso-Catamco of Matalam town and Magpet Mayor Florenito Gonzaga.
Candidates for municipal councilors also lined up outside the INC compound as they waited for their turn to talk to the minister. Ruby Padilla-Sison, a reelectionist city councilor, said the solid vote of INC would be a big help for any candidate endorsed by the Christian sect. GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Boxing icon and senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao on Thursday expressed his gratitude to the Iglesia Ni Cristo for reportedly endorsing his candidacy and assuring him of a bloc vote from the Christian church.
BIR Commissioner Kim Henares (right) with PCIJ executive director Malou Mangahas in a forum in Manila.
MANILA — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has started its audit of the campaign funds received by candidates, and ordered media outfits to submit detailed reports of these candidates’ advertising expenses.
According to the BIR, media companies must submit reports covering advertising expenditures of national candidates running for president, vice president and senator as well as party-list groups incurred between Nov. For candidates running for the House of Representatives as well as provincial, city and municipal posts, media reports on their paid promotions must cover the period between Dec. In their report, media companies must specify each date of telecast, broadcast, posting, as well as the frequency of airing or posting, and their duration. Media companies have until May 22 to submit to their respective revenue district offices their reports, which must contain a declaration under oath certifying to the veracity and completeness of the information, the BIR chief said.
The reports should have both hard and soft copies stored on DVD-R forma, Henares said, adding that non-compliance would mean a fine of P1,000 and being included in the revenue office’s  priority audit program. Last March, the BIR reminded all candidates, political parties and party-list groups that received taxable contributions or donations to file their income tax returns and to declare the campaign funds they received. Candidates registered as self-employed individuals must declare their fund contributions for the quarter ending June 30 not later than Aug.
For candidates who are neither self-employed nor compensation income earners as of May 9, they must declare their taxable income by filing a short-period return for the period Jan.
All candidates, political parties and party-list groups must register with the BIR, issue official receipts and withhold taxes.  They must also preserve their records of contributions and expenditures for at least five years after the elections, and must produce the documents for inspection when asked by the BIR commissioner.
You would need to show the entire transaction history (or the promised bank secrecy waiver) to prove this.
He showed the balance on his passbook, P128,829.64 as of May 3, 2016, allegedly after supporters made deposits.
Finally, he showed a fourth BPI bank certificate showing his dollar account balance was $5,021.70 on March 31, 2014. Remember “The Big Short,” the movie where Christian Bale and Brad Pitt explain the financial crisis?
Showing a bank certificate for that one second is as informative as showing a strategically cropped photo of an election rally to claim there was a huge crowd. For bank records, showing the whole, uncropped photo means showing the whole transaction history. Thanks to social media, the May 9 elections may turn out to be one of most polarizing in the country’s recent history, with followers of rival candidates virtually getting into the bruising fray and sliding into mob rule.
Emboldened by the relative anonymity of the Net and the various guises they can assume, so-called trolls have taken to cyberbashing, verbally abusing and even threatening with grave bodily harm those with contrary political views. Some months back, for daring to ask “rude and disrespectful” questions of presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in a student forum, UP student Stephen Villena was mercilessly flogged on social media, the abusive posts spiked with threats to Villena and his family. Another student, John Paulo delas Nieves, was similarly pelted with threats on social media for filing a petition of disqualification against the same candidate, with his girlfriend included as a rape target. The rape threat is particularly odious, being the favorite menace directed at women and even the toddler of television star Melai Cantiveros. How have we descended into such barbaric behavior, when threats of death, rape and all manner of physical harm are freely traded on the Net and inflicted on those who do not share our politics? As Delas Nieves noted: “The issuance of threats from Duterte’s supporters may not have the mayor’s go signal, but what he did was to inspire them. How do we then step away from the brink of self-destruction that all that back-and-forth on social media breeds? Environmentalist Renee Juliene Karunungan filed this week charges of cyberbullying against 20 Duterte supporters who had called her names and threatened her with death, rape and other abuses.
Netizens who had probably keep their counsel to keep the peace might have asked: Couldn’t she have just ignored the candidate’s provocative remarks instead of taking them personally? Free speech, whether online or offline, is enshrined in our Constitution, and is particularly valuable when an informed choice is needed—such as in the coming elections. The emergence of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the late dictator’s only son and namesake, as a front-runner in the vice presidential race has caught many by surprise.
Recognition of the victims’ bravery in the struggle against dictatorial rule through the soon-to-be-built Freedom Memorial (museum, library and archives) and the forthcoming compensation for survivors and the families of those who perished, both mandated by Republic Act No.
Alas, during these past three decades after the Marcos dictatorship came crashing down, many of those who made this happen, the militant sector in particular, became preoccupied with demonizing the succeeding governments. I am referring to the militant, ideological Left that continues to espouse a protracted class war and a bloody insurgency in the countryside while having one foot in the electoral process. The militants who had broken away from their hard-core comrades sought alternative ways to serve, but in the din of clashing political views and strategies, were often outshouted by their former comrades. The Marcoses slowly and stealthily found inroads and, in no time, were back in the country, claiming back their lost territories that would again be their stepping stones to power. In fairness, there were groups and individuals that kept the candle of memory trimmed and lit for heroism and sacrifice to be kept alive, among them, the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation, the human rights groups, the writers who wrote books, the walking, living survivors who shared their experiences with the young.
And if I may tap ourselves on the back, the journalists and other media workers (documentarists, filmmakers, theater denizens) who did their part to impart. But there had been little institutional or governmental assist to perpetuate the memory through education, not only of the heroes and martyrs, but also of a dark chapter that should never happen again. I dug up my files (digital and hard copy) of almost 30 years and, yes, sometime in 1987, the year after the Marcoses fled and Cory Aquino became president, there were efforts in the academe to incorporate human rights awareness in the curriculum.
I am trying to put together a list of books (now in the hundreds) on the dreadful martial law years. The alternative title for this piece is “A vocabulary for cultural politics.” Certain italicized words provide a description of social phenomena that we experience but have no word to call them.
A few days after Rodrigo Duterte called Mar Roxas bayot,  I witnessed a row between two bus passengers. When people hear the word “culture,” they often imagine highbrow art, ballet and Shakespeare.
However, real transformation can only happen in the level of culture, not in electoral politics. Instead of compartmentalizing the political and the cultural, we better acknowledge how they influence each other. Cyril Belvis is a doctoral candidate of the Philippine Studies program at the University of the Philippines Diliman.
That education is indispensable for personal advancement and national progress is widely acknowledged. Knowledge capital—also referred to as “suprastructure”—derives from science and technology and the arts and underpins a country’s capacity for innovation and creation. This, in essence, describes the theme of the University of the Philippines’ “Knowledge Festival—Utak at Puso,” held last April 17-19.
A dynamic education ecosystem entails solid quality education—basic, tertiary and postgraduate—which means sharply increased investment spending from both public and private sectors in all levels of the system.
A “UP think paper” that served as a background piece for the Knowledge Festival notes: “Our level of technology remains low in quality and scale, and concentrated in low-productivity sectors. For UP to play its role as the national university and spread the work and its benefits, the UP paper envisions a hubs-and-spokes model of development anchored on regional centers of excellence in specific fields.
Millions of Filipinos from the toiling masses still suffer from poverty despite the 22-point labor and employment agenda that the Aquino administration promised to implement almost six years ago.
The recent bloody assault on the protesting “Kidapawan farmers,” who were in urgent need of food aid and were facing imminent starvation and death, is prima facie evidence of government’s continued neglect of poor and marginalized peasants and workers, and of its nonchalant regard of their pleas and cries. In the face of the miserable and precarious plight of Filipino workers, we, the convenors of the Church People-Workers Solidarity (CWS), speak with compassionate courage to call on the Aquino administration and the candidates for key political positions in the May 2016 elections to give a new impetus to employment and include in their legislative agenda the promotion of the dignity of work and the protection of workers’ rights.
May the God of our history, who is full of mercy and compassion, accompany our Filipino workers in their struggle for a just and humane society.
Anyone who does not condemn Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s beastly comment about the Australian missionary woman who was raped and murdered in a prison cell in Davao City in 1989 deserves no respect.
In a YouTube clip, Duterte is shown relating the ordeal of the victim while she was visiting prisoners in that Davao prison cell as part of her humanitarian mission.
This bastard—excuse me for being brutally frank—has no right to occupy any position in government, let alone the office of the Philippine president. The other glaring aspect of our narrow growth is in how Metro Manila and its surrounding provinces account for a dominant share, and a growing one at that, of our country’s gross domestic product (GDP). Clearly, we must make a deliberate effort to decentralize and disperse economic activities more broadly and more equitably across the country’s regions. How well are the various regions contributing to our overall economic growth lately?  The good news is that all regions, save for one, have been positively contributing to the domestic economy’s growth, as reflected in the latest gross regional domestic product (GRDP) statistics, for 2014. One of the most visible trends we’ve seen in the past decade is the sprouting of big shopping malls all over the country. Last week I said, if the polls are to be believed, Rodrigo Duterte will be the next president of the Philippines. His speech at a recent briefing before the Makati Business Club and Management Association of the Philippines was worrying. Open markets will remain, and entry to the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be pursued in line with changes to the Constitution, one of which should remove the foreign investment restrictions, although land ownership will probably not be covered.
Computerization of bureaucratic processes will be promoted through a Department of Information and Communications Technology, in government and the private sector.
Taxes will be reviewed and brought to levels competitive with those of other Asian countries. The Public-Private Partnership will be pursued along the same path on which it was started.
With a Mindanaoan as president, the first-ever, there’ll inevitably be a focus on Mindanao.
One thing sure: He won’t adapt this administration’s practice of violating or changing contracts to suit its mood of the day. On health, he has promised free services for all, as needed, and a greater shift to primary, outpatient health-care services to catch illnesses before they get worse and fully cover the huge costs of serious illnesses; he also vowed that government will promote a healthy lifestyle. On a new international airport, I’d expect a decision this year on where this will be; no more pussyfooting on the matter.
THEY SAY that the past is in the past, that we need to move on and focus on what lies ahead.
I’ve always been fascinated by the events that transpired during the 1986 “People Power Revolution.” I’m sure it was one of those moments in which everyone felt proud to be a Filipino. When I was younger, all I knew was that a bunch of people went to the streets to call for the ouster of a certain Ferdinand Marcos from the presidency, and that a woman named Corazon Aquino served as their leader and inspiration.
My father also urged me to watch the documentary as he thought it would be good for me to be informed, and so I did.
But what intrigued me most was the time Ninoy spent in Fort Magsaysay in Laur, Nueva Ecija.
But maybe it is true: The martial law era is the “golden age” of salvaging, the “golden age” of the repression of our freedom to speak, the “golden age” of one family that lived in opulence while the rest of the nation battled poverty each day. Young people have been so dependent on social media; they do not know that not everything they read is entirely true.
Bongbong Marcos always says that he is not his father, that he and his family have nothing to apologize for. And as voters flock to the polling stations on May 9, one almost-forgotten lesson needs to be revived. SINGAPORE, Singapore—Oil prices climbed in Asia Thursday with Brent breaching $45 a barrel as raging wildfires threatened to cut Canadian output and a decline in US crude production also boosted the commodity.
Authorities say wildfires are burning out of control in the Alberta oil sands region of Canada, which mines and ships heavy crude south to the US market, and oil companies have reduced operations to facilitate the evacuation of non-essential employees. News of the Canada fires came as official data showed that US oil output sank last week by more than 100,000 barrels a day to 8.83 million barrels per day, its lowest level since September 2014. While US commercial crude oil inventories rose in the same week, investors focused more on hopes the production decline would help ease the global supply glut. BMI Research said it expects US shale oil production to continue to decline over the long term and this should help ease the market oversaturation. Strong production from the US and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries are key contributors to the oversaturation that has led prices to plunge over 60 percent from peaks of more than $100 in mid-2014.
Globe Business recently gathered select customers and golf aficionados at the lush fairways of Wack-Wack Golf and Country Club for the 2016 edition of GTour.  Now on its 15th year, the annual tournament is one of several sporting activities which Globe Business holds exclusively for its clients to show appreciation for their support through the years. This year, participants enjoyed a four-man scramble with sliding tee-box format, designed to foster teamwork between the players and establish a balance of power among various competing teams’ playing abilities. Globe Senior Advisor for Enterprise and IT-Enabled services group Mike Frausing extended his appreciation to all the golfers for making the tournament an astounding success. Globe Senior Advisor for Enterprise and IT-Enabled Services Group Mike Frausing (right) leads the ceremonial tee off together with Globe Business Vice President for Enterprise Sales Dion Asencio (left). Casino junket operator Kim Wong yesterday turned over to the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) the fourth and final tranche of funds amounting to P250 million which was part of the $81-million stolen by hackers from the account of the central bank of Bangladesh with the US Federal Reserve. The businessman told lawmakers that the funds were brought into the country—through an electronic bank transfer made to  Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. Wong stressed, however, that he didn’t know about the funds’ provenance and neither did he inquire about it.
Along with several other parties, Wong is now the subject of a money-laundering complaint filed by the AMLC with the Department of Justice. Wong has so far turned over to AMLC for safekeeping—and eventual return to Bangladesh, once the courts clear it—$4.6 million as the first tranche, P38 million as the second tranche, P200 million as the third tranche and yesterday’s P250 million as the final tranche, all in cash.
This supposedly represents the entire amount that Wong and his company, Eastern Hawaii Leisure Ltd., received from the $81 million in laundered funds that went through RCBC’s Jupiter branch in Makati City. The Department of Agriculture has asked Malacanang for P769 million in funds to shore up interventions for El Nino even as it prepares for a probable onset of La Nina later this year. Palad said the amount was on top of a request for the Department of Budget and Management to replenish the DA’s P500-million quick response fund or QRF intended to bankroll  the agency’s disaster response efforts. These funds, if we get them, will be used for the remainder of the El Nino as well as the subsequent typhoon season or even the onset of La Nina, which is expected to develop after the El Nino,” Palad said. According to the DA’s field operations services, the El Nino has claimed a total of P8.68 billion worth of crops and other farm products based on monitoring from Jan. Of the amount, P1.67 billion was attributed to the infestation of pests like rats, which was encouraged by dry conditions in the fields. Last April, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha) raised the alert on a possible onset of La Nina later this year while warning that the humanitarian impact of the ongoing El Nino would drag on even as the latter continued to wane. Citing forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology of Australia, the UN Ocha said the current El Nino was expected to persist until mid-2016, with a 50-percent chance that La Nina would follow. In areas where El Nino brings below average rainfall and increased temperatures, such as the Philippines, La Nina is often responsible for above-average rainfall and cooler temperatures. The builder currently has 18 estates spanning close to 9,000 hectares of property, all of which have multiple projects underway. For its residential business, the firm posted revenues of P14.47 billion, up 17 percent, driven by bookings and project completions across all residential brands. Revenues from shopping centers reached P3.61 billion in the first quarter of 2016, 15 percent higher year-on-year. ALI also continued to expand its office development and leasing businesses as revenues from the sale of office spaces reached P1.19 billion, which was up 35 percent. Revenues from Hotels and Resorts reached P1.48 billion,  which was 2 percent lower due to the closure of the iconic InterContinental Manila.
This is so far the highest ROE registered by private domestic universal banks that had disclosed their first quarter financial results and whose ROEs ranged from 10 percent to 13 percent. From 2007 to the first quarter of this year, SECB ranked first in terms of ROE among private domestic universal banks in the country, except in 2013 when it made significant investment in branch expansion to grow its retail banking business. SECB’s first quarter profit was computed before the P36.9-billion capital investment by The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. Our leader Benigno Simeon, aka BS, coming out of his shell in Malacanang recently, just could not stop himself from counting the blessings of the entire Filipino nation coming from him.
Maybe he could not wait for others to praise the Aquino (Part II) administration for all its amazing and unsurpassable feats in the past six years. Thus, he just had to admire his performance by himself, and went on to rate himself as the most outstanding president of the republic in the past and in the future. Lately, as he journeyed across the land, apparently to campaign for his chosen candidates, he rattled off his miraculous deeds: highest economic growth rates, lowest unemployment rates and highest poverty alleviation rate. The business sector had shown in various studies that those claims were debatable, if not outright spurious. Bringing the article which more noticed by the people into worldEyecatchy info is a leading source for news, information, resources for the Connected Generation. Two militants have been killed in an encounter with safety forces in Awanitpora space of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday. Safety forces have been conducting search operations in Puchal space at Awantipora when photographs have been heard from close by Goripora village, a police official stated. He stated reinforcements have been instantly rushed to Goripora and a cordon was laid round village to stop the militants from fleeing. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, like within the Lok Sabha final week, was each conciliatory and mocking in the direction of the opposition, notably Congress, throughout his hour lengthy reply to the talk on the movement of because of the President’s handle within the Rajya Sabha.
Mamata Banerjee’s determination to start her election marketing campaign from Malda isn't incidental. The opposition, notably the BJP, has gone on to spotlight the alleged failure to the Bengali media to report the communal violence at Malda. Although it isn't true that the Bengali media has not reported the 2 incidents, a senior Kolkata-based editor of Bengal’s main every day Ananda Bazar Patrika defined that the transfer was “deliberate” and had at its coronary heart the worry that “giving the incidents an excessive amount of publicity” would solely result in additional violence, spreading an occasion of localized communal rigidity. However there are some within the police, nevertheless, who really feel that such an angle in the direction of the protection of communal riots has outlived its function. The Birbhum riots, for example, have been sparked off by an objectionable Fb publish that a 21-year-old scholar had posted on his Fb wall. One other senior editor who was labored at two main Bengali dailies – Bartaman and Pratidin, stated that whereas Bengal had remained resistant to communal violence prior to now, issues have been quickly altering and there was a have to adapt. Pallavi Joshi, who makes use of prosthetics in new present “Meri Awaaz Hello Pehchaan Hai”, says the make-up schedule, which typically takes virtually six hours, is tedious and tiring. Actress Pallavi Joshi, who makes use of prosthetics in new present “Meri Awaaz Hello Pehchaan Hai”, says the make-up schedule, which typically takes virtually six hours, is tedious and tiring. She is seen enjoying the character of Devika Gaekwad, who's proven as a 30-year-old and whilst an 80-year-old within the present. The &TV present takes viewers on a soulful journey of two singing sisters by having music in as its backdrop. Fb is reportedly engaged on a software program that might be able to constructing a dictionary of slang phrases used on the social networking web site.
Social media big Fb is reportedly engaged on a software program that will probably be able to constructing a dictionary of slang phrases used on the social networking web site. The software program will scan for distinctive phrases utilized in Fb posts and feedback, and decide if these phrases have a specific which means amongst a small group of individuals, The Verge reported. Based on the patent submitting, “The software program will search for the repeated use of specific phrases amongst customers who share sure attributes, like language and site. The patent submitting additionally talked about the potential for an interface that might permit customers so as to add, take away, and edit phrases within the dictionary, nevertheless, the glossary factor is only a idea and Fb might by no means construct it. An aged Pakistani nationwide, who was arrested on expenses of espionage in R S Pura sector in 2014, was admitted in hospital after he complained of urology drawback on Tuesday night time. Recognized as 85-year-old Mohammad Nazir, son of Fateh Din of Lahore, sources stated that he was lodged in District Jail, Jammu. The BJP has determined to area Chandra Bose, grandnephew of Subhas Chandra Bose, towards Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee within the upcoming West Bengal Meeting polls. Sidharth Malhotra is leaving no stone unturned for his subsequent venture and can practice in martial arts for a similar. Actor Sidharth Malhotra is leaving no stone unturned for his subsequent undertaking and can practice in martial arts for a similar.
Sidharth has been roped-in by Fox Star Studios to star of their subsequent enterprise, an motion movie. Apart from this film, filmmaker Karan Johar has expressed his want to make a sequel to “Scholar of the Yr” that marked debut Sidharth’s Bollywood debut. Sidharth shall be seen subsequent in “Kapoor & Sons” alongside Alia Bhatt and Fawad Khan. Indignant unions and youth joined forces Wednesday in a day of protests towards French President Francois Hollande’s effort to tamper with the nation’s 35-hour workweek.
A number of union and scholar organizations referred to as protests in additional than 200 cities throughout France to attempt to kill the invoice which has even divided Hollande’s Socialists.
Associated ArticleThe protests fall on the identical day as rail strikes which might be delaying some suburban and long-distance trains — however not native transport. The contested labor reform would amend France’s 35-hour work week, voted in 2000 by the Socialists and now a cornerstone of the left.
The proposal technically maintains the 35-hour workweek, however permits corporations to arrange various working occasions with out following industry-wide offers, as much as a 48-hour workweek and 12 hours per day. To permit corporations to cope with enterprise booms, one measure would permit staff to work greater than 35 hours with out being paid extra time. The proposals have turned all main worker unions and youth organizations towards the federal government. Forward of massive gathering scheduled on Paris’s Place de la Republique on Wednesday afternoon, a number of Parisian excessive faculties have been blocked by college students who arrange a barricade with rubbish cans. Outdoors the Helene Boucher highschool, college students cheered any point out of how the motion would forestall Hollande and the federal government from passing the invoice. Maryanne Gicquel, a spokesperson for the FIDL scholar union, described younger individuals’s journey to a secure job as “a succession of internships and poorly paid jobs”. Prime Minister Manuel Valls’ authorities insisted that the invoice gained’t be withdrawn however discussions proceed with union representatives. A current survey by pollster Oxoda discovered that 70 % of French individuals over the age of 18 opposed the invoice. Hollande’s pro-business coverage, a shift from his left-wing marketing campaign in 2012, has brought on a number of rebellions amongst Socialists and the draft regulation is enjoying havoc inside the ruling social gathering. Brazil coach Dunga would like to see Barcelona star Neymar on the Rio Olympics in August than within the centennial Copa America in america in June. Dunga and his employees are in Spain this week to speak to Neymar and Barcelona to determine through which tournaments the ahead will play.
Neymar has stated he needs to play in each competitions, however Barcelona is more likely to ask him to take part in solely one in every of them.
Barcelona just isn't obliged to launch gamers for the Olympic event, the place solely three gamers above the age of 23 can play in every squad. Dunga stated he would fairly have the 24-year-old Neymar on the Olympics, which is the one vital soccer event Brazil hasn’t gained. Neymar’s Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi has already stated he'll play for Argentina within the Copa America, not the Olympics. Dunga additionally stated that it was pure for Actual Madrid defender Marcelo to be upset for not being referred to as up for upcoming matches in South American qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. Dell Latitude 7275 is the newest Latitude collection pocket book operating Home windows 10 for enterprise clients. Dell has formally launched two new Windows 10 productiveness notebooks in its Latitude collection in India. Dell Latitude 7370 however, is the world’s smallest and lightest 13-inch convertible pocket book. The notebooks are positioned at enterprise clients who're in search of superior portability together with safe and manageable Home windows 10 Professional ecosystem. The laptops are preloaded with Home windows 10 however could be downgraded to Home windows 7 or Home windows eight.
Actor Aamir Khan, who's presently prepping for his upcoming film Dangal in London, can be again in India quickly to rejoice his birthday together with his mom.
The actor has already shot for the movie in his beefed up physique as a grown up Mahavir Singh Phogat, however for the younger man, he has gone to London for some prepping.
At present in London, Aamir is spending some high quality time together with his 21-year-old son Junaid, who's learning movie making there. A supply stated: “He was purported to be there until the top of the month however should reduce brief his journey and return in six days. As promised, Aamir will make it again in time to ring in his 50th birthday together with his mom.
Katrina Kaif has intensified her home searching spree publish her alleged break-up with Ranbir Kapoor. Katrina, who has moved again into her previous pad, is seemingly not fairly proud of the leakage points in her flat and is now trying to shift to a brand new place. Says our supply, “Katrina expressed her unhappiness when the lensmen clicked her and advised them that it was an intrusion into her privateness. In a serious fake pas, the Punjab Meeting’s obituary reference to the the Military personnel of the Madras Regiment who died within the avalanche in Siachen Glacier have been known as martyrs of Seema Suraksha Bal (Border Safety Pressure). The obituary reference listed the 9 martyrs who misplaced their lives in Siachen avalanche at merchandise quantity 12 beneath the misguided heading. The meeting additionally paid tributes to the officer and jawans who misplaced their lives within the terrorist assault on Pathankot Air Drive Station.
The Chief of Opposition, Charanjit Singh Channi, requested the Speaker to incorporate the names of the 13,00zero farmers who had dedicated suicide as a consequence of farm debt however his request was not allowed. Tributes have been additionally paid to 9 freedom fighters, Brij Mohan Lal Munjab, famous industrialists, Justice NK Sanghi of Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom and former Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha, Harnam Das Johar. R Madhavan, who made his Bollywood debut with ‘Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein’ again in 2001, shared a throwback image of his on Twitter. Indian Banking Personnel Choice (IBPS) has determined to discontinue the private interview spherical from this yr. IBPS has launched an official notification which says that from now onwards, 100 per cent weightage might be given to the rating obtained by the candidate within the on-line important examination of CWE-Clerks-V, as an alternative of weightage ratio of 80: 20 for CWE Foremost examination and interview respectively. Arsenal breezed previous Hull Four-Zero to succeed in the final eight and maintain their bid for a primary FA Cup hat-trick. Arsene Wenger’s operating feud with a piece of his workforce’s followers confirmed little signal of abating after Tuesday’s FA Cup win over Hull Metropolis, with the Arsenal supervisor saying he had nothing to worry after supporters unveiled a banner urging him to give up. Arsenal breezed previous Hull Four-Zero to succeed in the final eight and hold their bid for a primary FA Cup hat-trick since Blackburn Rovers within the 1880s alive, however some supporters stay sad with the supervisor amid a faltering league marketing campaign.
Followers on the Hull recreation unfurled a banner that stated, “Arsene, thanks for the reminiscences however it’s time to say goodbye,” frightening a defiant response from the Frenchman.
Arsenal are third within the desk, eight factors behind leaders Leicester Metropolis and three behind derby rivals Tottenham Hotspur, after a run of three Premier League video games with no win. Additionally they face elimination from the Champions League on the last-16 stage for the sixth yr in a row until they will overturn a 2-Zero first-leg deficit once they journey to Barcelona subsequent week, however Wenger insisted the staff would hold preventing. Nathaniel Clyne is keen to finish Manchester United’s Europa League marketing campaign after dropping each Premier League matches. Liverpool full again Nathaniel Clyne is keen to finish Manchester United’s Europa League marketing campaign after dropping each Premier League matches towards their arch rivals for a second successive season.
English soccer’s most profitable golf equipment meet for the primary time in Europe on Thursday within the first leg of their last-16 conflict at Anfield, with Liverpool aiming for revenge after a 1-Zero house loss in January and Three-1 defeat at Previous Trafford in September. Shane Watson admitted that he was “pleasantly stunned” when he acquired the call-up for Australia’s T20I aspect to tackle India. Shane Watson says he'll determine on his worldwide cricket future on the conclusion of the World Twenty 20 event being held in India. Watson admitted that he was “pleasantly stunned” when he obtained the call-up for Australia’s T20I aspect to tackle India in January after he was ignored for the previous One-Day Worldwide (ODI) collection. However for now, the 34-year-old has a golden alternative to bow out of the worldwide area by profitable the one international trophy that has eluded Australia.
Watson added they've given themselves one of the best probability of profitable the trophy due to the gifted squad that's out there to them. There are 229 Delhi Police officers towards whom a minimum of three complaints alleging involvement in extortion, corruption, harassment, misuse of energy and others have been acquired within the final two years, authorities stated on Wednesday. Associated ArticleThe starred query additionally sought particulars of these Assistant Commissioners of Police who've been given promotions regardless of dealing with critical allegations, the explanations related therewith and the motion taken to right that place.
As per the extant provision, promotion might be withheld solely when the officer is beneath suspension or cost sheet has been issued towards him in departmental inquiry or legal case.
After a 15-year-long wait, Hindustan Unilever Restricted has agreed to settle with former staff of its Kodaikanal thermometer manufacturing unit.
The settlement comes after former staff on the medical thermometer firm petitioned the courtroom claiming that they had suffered publicity to the poisonous mercury emitted by Hindustan Lever Restricted (now HUL).
Nevertheless, the affiliation is hopeful that the federal government will waive-off the tax that the employees should pay on the settlement quantity. Terming the settlement as unprecedented, marketing campaign organisations concerned in making certain HUL clear up Kodaikanal, say there’s rather more that must be achieved. Greenpeace estimates that only one gram of mercury deposited yearly can, in the long run, contaminate a lake unfold over 25 acres to the extent that fish from the lake are rendered unfit for human consumption. With the meeting polls scheduled to be held in Might this yr, organisations concerned within the motion have now determined to construct strain on the Tamil Nadu Air pollution Management Board and Unilever to decide to a world class clean-up.
Because the video went viral, campaigners urged viewers to tweet to Unileve CEO Paul Polman demanding that he take instant steps to wash up the contaminated space in addition to compensate staff.
Activists had additionally confronted Polman on the Paris Local weather Change convention in December 2015 to which his response was: “That [Kodaikanal] was 15 years in the past, and nicely, there was no air pollution. If someone handed you a magic wand and said, a€?We have really failed in the way the government of the United States of America operates and we are now empowering you to make any changes you desire to make this government operate more efficiently and better,a€? what major changes, if any, would you make? Historically people who climbed to the top have chosen two ways, basically, to govern others -- with some form of absolutism or constitutionalism. However, the individual, although created to live individually and freely, is always subject to law, and true freedom is always exercised only as one lives obediently under law. In the 17th century crisis and the need for rebuilding after the Thirty Yearsa€™ War led to the push for absolutism.
And so, after the Thirty Yearsa€™ War (1618-1648) religious identity and commitment led to a new sense of nationalism based upon a nationa€™s major religious beliefs.
This was the case also in Germany, even though the Treaty of Westphalia had set back the formation of a unified state in Germany.
Monarchies developed throughout Europe, some ruling over small domains, and others, like the Habsburgs, Tudors, and Bourbons, over vast empires. Obstacles to Nation Building: Building a centralized government in most a€?nationsa€? (the word was not yet coined nor widely comprehended) was faced with numerous obstacles, not the least of which was the fact that in most countries people spoke numerous dialects, making nation-wide communication very difficult.
Absolute rulers overcame these obstacles by building armies, bureaucracies, and using the force of the army to mold the people into one body.
Frequent wars and the cost of maintaining large armies: Large armies were needed to impose the monarcha€™s will and to expand the borders. Popular Uprisings: As food shortages and taxes increased, and frequent wars created havoc, poverty, and death, people began to revolt. In attempting to deal with these problems, monarchs turned to either absolutism or constitutionalism to form effective governments. Government functions are guided by the dictates of the ruler and his or her lieutenants and not by established law. The rules or laws are applied arbitrarily and seldom apply to those at the top, especially the monarch or emperor. Problem solving is by issuing edicts and pronouncements, by creating more administrators, creating a larger bureaucracy, and levying heavier taxes on the people to pay for the expenses of the absolute ruler(s).
Those governed have little participation in government, little input into law-making (unless through protests and demonstrations), and have to simply yield and be satisfied with what is handed to them from the absolute ruler and the top.
Constitutionalism or Peoplea€™s Law is a form of government that acknowledges that certain inalienable rights are possessed by both those who govern and by those who are governed. Peoplea€™s Law was introduced into England by Alfred the Great in the late 9th century A.D.
In Peoplea€™s Law or Constitutionalism all power is contained within the Constitution, a written contract that all people agree to embrace and to live cooperatively under, either in a monarchy or in a republic.
All functions of government are from the people upward through their elected representatives.
Government control is exercised through written laws which have their basis in the written constitution.
Government functions as a process guided by established law, which reflects the will of the people and applies to everyone, even to those who govern. Transferring power is carried out by either heredity (in a monarchy or empire) or by popular vote (in a republic), with a peaceful transition from one ruler or set of elected representatives to another.
The people are viewed as the foundation of the government, those with the power to elect to office the representatives of their choosing and if in a monarchy the ruler remains enthroned at the will of the people. All citizens have the right to participate in voting, no matter their social and economic class (although admittedly it took some nations a long time to grant suffrage to all adults, whether male or female, and whether property owners or not!). The land is viewed as the property of the people collectively, who exercise their inalienable right to own personal property and to use their personal property as they see fit.
The processes of government are for the most part carried out by the representatives who have been chosen by the people to represent their best interests and to preserve and uphold the Constitution.
Problem solving is carried out by elected representatives and officials appointed by those elected representatives.
When a problem occurs or a major issue must be decided, the will of the people is protected by a Constitution and requires that they be allowed to express that will through special votes or referendums. Those governed are given every opportunity for upward mobility through personal initiative and hard work.
Another major issue that separates absolutism from constitutionalism is this: are individual rights a€?awardeda€? by a ruler or are they possessed innately as a person created in Goda€™s image?
Under Absolutism individual rights and freedoms are viewed as a€?rewardsa€? that the ruler gives out to whomever he or she arbitrarily selects. Under Constitutionalism individual rights and freedoms are viewed as innate possessions of all people. After the religious wars in France, which pitted Catholics against Huguenots, Henry IV (1553-1610) took the French throne after the death of Henry III, and demonstrated to the French that a strong central government offered many advantages. In 1572, as Duke of Navarre, Henry married a Catholic princess, Margaret of Valois, daughter of King Francis I and Catherine de Medici.
When Margareta€™s brother, King Henry III, was assassinated in 1589, Henry, now king of Navarre, was by heredity next in line to become king of France. Henry IV was the first in the line of the Bourbon kings of France, which included Louis XIII, Louis XIV, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Louis XVIII (wea€™ll find out in a later unit what happened to Louis XVII), and Charles X. With the ascension to the throne of Louis XIII upon the death of Henry IV in 1610, the Bourbon kings practiced an absolutism balanced with a precarious arrangement with the French nobility. Now as king of France, Henry IV, with strong Calvinist ties through his mother, Jeanne, Queen of Navarre, took the important step of proclaiming the Edict of Nantes in 1598, almost as a statement, a€?Ia€™ve become a Catholic in order to rule as king but Ia€™ll grant freedom to my Huguenot friends, now that I have the power to do so.a€? The Edict of Nantes granted religious liberty to the Huguenots.
Richelieu championed the concept of absolutism in government and is known as the Father of Absolutism. Using new and expanded powers under the regency of Richelieu the central government took the eyes of the people off of problems at home (hunger, inflation, an unresponsive and a€?distanta€? government) by expanding war against the Habsburgs in Austria and Germany, foes who Cardinal Richelieu hated.
Later, when Louis XIV attempted to bypass the unwritten agreement and impose taxes on the nobility to support his many war efforts, the nobility rose up in protest, maintained their traditional right to not be taxed, and forced the king to back down.
Louis XIV held firm to a belief in the doctrine of the divine rights of kings, as did his father, Louis XIII.
He also ended religious toleration and in 1685 revoked his grandfather Henrya€™s Edict of Nantes. His rationale for revoking the Edict was the earlier agreement reached at the Peace of Augsburg in 1530 which established that the religion of the ruler would be the religion of the state.
The wars of Louis XIV were based upon his belief that in order to increase Francea€™s sovereignty he needed to expand its borders, especially in areas where the people were French by language and culture.
Wars were fought by the French with other European nations for more than 50% of Louis XIVa€™s reign. Louis XIV was also known as a€?the Sun Kinga€? because during his reign French culture, French dress, French architecture, and the French language enjoyed a hegemony in Europe.
Colbert (1619-1683) was the Controller General of Finance under Louis XIV and believed strongly that the wealth of the state should fund the central government.
Colbert believed this was crucially important to financially maintain Francea€™s military power and its European hegemony (the dominance of French language and culture throughout Europe). In French mercantilism, the principle was also established that through a controlled economy the nation would base its financial stability on the accumulation of gold. Under King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, Spain developed an absolute monarchy after the struggle to expel the Muslim Moors from Spain was completed in 1492. Furthermore, a strong military was necessary to preserve Spaina€™s presence in the New World, opened initially by the Spanish-sponsored journey of Christopher Columbus in 1492.
The development of their colonies and the new wealth in gold and silver in the New World further aided the absolutism in Spain. By the beginning of the 18th century Spain was a weakened nation and never recovered to its 16th century glory. England traditionally attempted to maintain a between the power of government and the rights and participation of the people.
Against this notion was the long tradition introduced by Alfred the Great at the end of the 9th century which continued to loom in the thinking of the nobility and later the House of Commons.
Hence, the struggle between absolutism and constitutionalism in England began after the conquest by William of Normandy, continued during the reign of his descendants, and erupted in armed conflict at a confrontation at Runnymede in 1215 when the English nobles forced King John to sign the Magna Carta. Elizabeth also was able to use her commitment to the Protestant faith as a national rallying point against the Catholic mainland (France, Spain, the Habsburgs).
Conrad Russell points out that on several occasions the House of Commons used petitions of grace to express their ideas about very important matters.
James was angered by the petition, accusing the House of Commons of getting involved in matters than were reserved only for the king -- foreign policy and marriage of the king. Finally, Jamesa€™ response, due to the inability to reach an agreement, was to dismiss Parliament. Each of his three Stuart successors used the same tactic -- if Parliament digs in their heels on an important matter, just dismiss Parliament! These incidents are cited here simply to show how Parliament and the English monarchy interrelated.
The Stuart line created great furor in England because of their 1) increased commitment to the divine rights of kings, and 2) insistence upon absolutism. Henry maneuvered Parliament to declare the English Church free from Rome through the Act of Supremacy of 1534.
Son of Henrya€™s third wife, Jane Seymour, raised a Calvinist, aided the reformation in England, and maintained order during his brief reign. With the coronation of James I, the Tudor line of monarchs ended and the Stuart line began. James was totally committed to the idea of the divine right of kings and to the system of absolute rule. When James was crowned King of England, the Puritan Reformers in England thought that at last they would be given new credibility and freedom in England. Charles succeeded his father, James, as king in 1625 and soon after married Princess Henrietta Maria, a daughter of King Henry IV of France and his wife Maria de Medici.
After Parliament was called again into session in 1640, Charles was so angered on one occasion that he stormed into Parliament and attempted to arrest five members (they escaped out a back door!). By 1646 Charles knew that he would lose the war, and, rather than submitting to the English Parliament, fled to Scotland where he hoped they would provide him safety since he was the son of the former king of Scotland. In 1648 he was tried for treason by a High Court of Justice composed of 135 judges, with a quorum for any meeting set at 20 because of the difficulty of travel. A main charge that was after a lull in the civil war and a prospect for peace, Charles renewed the conflict which ultimately, per Geoffrey Robertson, resulted in the death of one out of every ten English citizens. In the final address given by the lead prosecutor, it was emphasized that no king is above the law, that English law proceeds from Parliament and not the king, and that he had broken the covenant with the people he governed by declaring traitorous war on them. With that act, Parliament abolished the British monarchy and under Oliver Cromwella€™s leadership, created a republic, the Commonwealth of England.
Cromwella€™s contributions during his ten years of leadership in Englanda€™s only experiment with a republic, the Commonwealth, also known as the Interregnum, were (1) by military action to wrap Ireland into a three kingdom Britain, together with Scotland and England, (2) impose (unsuccessfully) the Puritan and Presbyterian ethic, held by Cromwell and the majority of Parliament, on all England (try that one in your community and see what happens!), which included, among other things, banning gambling and bawdy theater performances, (3) granting religious freedom to a new Jewish population that had entered England, and (4) raising the level of creative arts, especially opera, to new heights. After the death of Oliver Cromwell and the disintegration of the Commonwealth, Parliament restored the monarchy in 1660 and, because they were still locked into the pattern of hereditary succession, placed the son of Charles I on the throne, the dissolute and perhaps least capable and worthy man in England to serve as king, Charles II. After the death of his father and loss of a battle against Cromwell, Charles II fled to France and remained in Europe for 9 years until the death of Cromwell.
He also proclaimed a Declaration of Indulgence in 1672 granting religious freedom to Catholics and to Protestant dissenters (English Presbyterians, Baptists, and Independents who refused to practice Anglican worship).
His short four-year reign was filled with struggle and conflict with Parliament, who, looking with great anxiety at the other absolute monarchies being established in Europe, determined that such would not be the case in England. Their fears also led to the passing of the Test Act of 1673 in which all military and government officials were required to take an oath in which they renounced the Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation (see Unit 17), use of relics, and to participate in the Lorda€™s Supper conducted by Anglican clergy. When James refused to take the vow, it became publicly known that while in France during the Interregnum he and his first wife had converted to Catholicism.
He further angered Parliament when he created a professional standing army, against English tradition to not maintain an army except in wartime, and when he exempted the soldiers from taking the vow of the Test Act.
James opened many leadership positions to Catholics in government, issued an edict condemning Presbyterians to death in Scotland, and generally favoring Catholics in England. When Parliament opposed him in 1685, like his Stuart predecessors, he simply dissolved Parliament. With that, a group of English nobles approached William III of Orange in 1688 to invade England and overthrow James. The Revolution was complete, no blood was shed, absolutism was at last defeated, and the last Catholic monarch of England was banished to France.
Within the next year, William III and his wife Mary II, eldest daughter of James, were crowned as co-monarchs of Britain. William III outlived his wife, Mary II, and after her death in 1692 ruled alone as king until his death in 1702. The House of Hanover (cousins of the Stuarts in Germany) succeeded the Stuarts on the throne.
In addition to abolishing absolute rule in England, the most important document that came out of the Glorious Revolution of 1688 was the English Bill of Rights.
This was a revolutionary concept following centuries of feudalism and absolute rule, not only in Europe, but virtually everywhere on earth.
The king could not suspend laws nor levy new or additional taxes without the consent of the Parliament.
Parliament was to convene regularly (it had not met for eleven years under Charles I had been and dissolved by all of the Stuarts through James II). The English Bill of Rights laid the foundation for many of the principles that were included in the American Bill of Rights that were amended to the U.S. The struggle between Absolutism and Constitutionalism was at the heart of the American War for Independence, the French Revolution, the overthrow of Communism in Eastern Europe and Russia, and continues to rage today in Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and Syria.
The biblical concept views man as having been created in the image of God and has a right, therefore, to certain freedoms that no other person has a right to quench, whether a king or queen or any other authority. These God-given freedoms according to the American Bill of Rights include the freedom of speech, freedom to own property, the right to earn a living in whatever way a person deems best under law, and the right to spend that money in whatever way the individual chooses, under law; the right to vote, the right to a fair trial by a jury of onea€™s peers, the right to own and bear arms, the right to be eligible to be elected to office, the freedom to believe and worship as one chooses, the freedom of speech and assembly, and the freedom to petition. What does it mean for a person to live out freely their God-given rights, but always under Goda€™s law? How could the concept of the divine rights of kings be interpreted and practiced in such a way as to lead to guaranteed personal freedoms?


What basic biblical doctrine about who and what a king or queen is in their nature that would tend to lead to constitutionalism? What were several items that are missing from the English Bill of Rights that you would have thought would have been included? Why does the English Bill of Rights seem to have been slanted so heavily in favor of Protestants? What caution does this raise for us as we (1) interpret what has happened in history, (2) how we should interpret the actions of current governments, and (3) how this should influence how we behave individually today?
What is the English tradition that resulted in New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island refusing to ratify the newly proposed U.
Prior to 1549 each of the seventeen states had their own sets of law, their own judicial system, and otherwise made it difficult to administer them piecemeal.
This, and other administrative decisions made by the emperor, led to the Dutch revolt in 1568 against what they perceived to be political and religious tyranny.
In 1571 the seventeen states formed the Union of Utrecht and in 1589 declared themselves to be independent of Spain.
After several other attempts to move under the oversight of other European monarchs, including for a brief time, Elizabeth I of England, the Dutch proclaimed the independent Dutch Republic.
The Republic endured until 1795 when the Netherlands was overrun by the French forces of Napoleon Bonaparte. The Republic provided the groundwork for the Golden Age of the Netherlands in the 16th century, when free enterprise enabled the Dutch to become the leading merchant fleet in Europe, to found and oversea a vast colonial network in North America, the Dutch West Indies, and the Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia). Absolutism is grasping all power within a nation -- politically, economically, militarily, religiously -- and placing it totally in the hands of a ruler or group of rulers.
Constitutionalism is placing all power within a nation under a written constitution that sets limits and boundaries on the exercise of power.
In a Constitutional Monarchy power is shared by the democratically elected parliament either with or without a monarch, with the greater power lying with the parliament. Mercantilism is a form of economics wherein the central government controls the national economy through regulating the rate and type of production, the price of goods, tariffs, and seeks to have exports always outperform imports.
Empires developed as monarchs sought to control overseas colonies in order to (1) gain natural resources demanded by society and needed for industrialization, (2) gain greater agricultural areas to feed their populations, (3) obtain new areas to export a growing population of farmers, managers, and military to protect them, and (4) to bolster national prestige and pride.
The diagram below attempts to depict the differences between the two major forms of government that arose, ABSOLUTISM and CONSTITUTIONALISM, the two contrasting methods of governing.
The Ottoman Empire is discussed more fully in Unit 8, a€?Islam.a€? The Ottomans were ruled by an absolute ruler, the Sultan or Caliph.
At various times there were several caliphs in existence at the same time, causing great rivalries to exist.
The Thirty Yearsa€™ War (1618-1648) devastated so much of Germany, Hungary, and Poland, so depleted the economies of most nations in both West and East, and resulted in the loss of so many people, that central, authoritarian governments seemed to be the only hope for survival. Serfdom: The existence of serfdom in Eastern Europe, as a remnant of centuries of feudalism, enabled the nobility to gain almost total control over the common people. Results of the Thirty Years War: The Peace of Westphalia in 1648 brought an end to religious wars in Europe. Rise of Austria and Prussia: Absolutism took different forms in Austria and Prussia, but the existence of almost continual warfare in their territories enabled leaders in both countries to increase their power. Austrian Habsburgs in German territories: The Habsburg emperors worked hard to keep their multi-ethnic empire together, with preference and priority always given to those who were German speakers. Austrian Habsburgs in Hungary and Bohemia: The Habsburgs fought and defeated the Ottoman Turks for control of Hungary and by 1648 controlled most of Hungary.
Prussia: Prior to the Thirty Years War the noble land owners gained the dominant power in Prussia, but as a result of the war they lost holdings, wealth, and power. Prussia, the Sparta of Europe: Frederick William built the most professional army in Europe, introduced a military mentality throughout the three provinces, created a strong central bureaucracy, and controlled the nation by military might -- creating the Sparta of Europe. Russia: The Huns ran roughshod over Russia for several hundred years, leaving behind not only fear and disruption but many descendants.
Peter Romanov (Peter the Great) opened the window and doors of Russia to the rest of Europe. The Ottoman Empire: By the middle of the 16th century the Ottomans controlled the worlda€™s largest empire in total geographic territory.
By 1529 the Ottomans had conquered most of Hungary and viewed the Austrian Empire as a threat to their new territories in Eastern Europe.
In 1683 the Ottomans laid siege a second time to Vienna, cutting off all supplies into the city for two months. After the defeat in 1683, the Ottomans began a long process of withdrawal from Eastern Europe because of inefficiency in government, and because of the frequent rebellions within its occupied countries.
Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Empire: In spite of the heavy taxation of Christians and Jews, the Ottomans allowed local leaders to govern their own locales.
1542 King James V of Scotland dies, 9 mos old daughter, Mary, becomes Queen Regnant, married to future king of France, Dauphin Francis, in 1558. 1588 -- Spanish Armada -- Philip determined to make Elizabeth and England pay for Henrya€™s offense against Catharine of Aragon, for treatment when husband of deceased Mary I, for Elizabetha€™s spurning of his marriage offer, and for her aiding the rebels in the Netherlands. 1685-1688 -- James II of England and VII of Scotland (1685-1688) (continued to claim the English and Scottish thrones after his deposition in 1688 until his death in 1701). The English Bill of Rights laid the foundation for the American Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In the 16th and 17th centuries the Protestant Reformation led to a deepened sense of nation and nationhood, often based upon religious commitment.
The Thirty Yearsa€™ War (1618-1648) tore Europe apart, but it solidified the sense of nationhood and religious identity.
Monarchies developed in most European regions, replacing feudal lords, some ruling over small domains, and others, like the Habsburgs, Tudors, and Bourbons, and the Spanish crown over vast empires. The Treaty of Westphalia in 1648 greatly hindered the rise of nationalism in Germany, resulting in a sectionalism containing up to 132 independent states, each led by an independent ruler. Due to the expanding size and complications that developed in managing their territories, most of the new rulers turned to absolutism as a means of governing.
Cardinal Richelieu, regent for the young Louis XIII of France, is known as the Father of Absolutism. Absolutism led to heightened nationalism and this, in turn, to a quest to expand borders, usually into areas where the people spoke the same language and were members of the same culture. France, Spain, Russia, Austria, and the Ottoman Empire developed absolute monarchies in the 16th and 17th centuries.
In Great Britain the reign of the Tudors and Stuarts illustrate clearly the struggle between absolutism and constitutionalism, beginning with the Magna Carta of 1215, the Glorious Revolution of 1688, and the English Bill of Rights of 1688. The coronation of William of the Netherlands and his wife, Mary, as co-monarchs of England in 1689, England established a Parliamentary government that limited the powers of the monarchy in government.
The Fathers of the new United States of America rejected a limited monarchy when framing the new Constitution and established a constitutional republic.
List from memory the list of the Tudor and the Stuart kings and queens of England and identify (1) their governing philosophy, whether absolute or constitutional, and (2) their religious loyalty, whether Protestant or Roman Catholic. List from memory the list of the Bourbon line of kings and queens of France from Henry IV to Louis XVI and identify their unique contributions to the development of France. Describe the causes and outcomes of the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) and the decisions of the Treaty of Westphalia (1648) and its impact on shaping Europe.
Compare and contrast the two styles of governing used in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries -- absolutism and constitutional republicanism. Discuss in a written essay the history of individual freedom in England from Queen Elizabeth I to William and Mary. Discuss in a written essay how the United States of America would be greatly different today if France had gained victory in Seven Yearsa€™ War between France and England in North America, based upon what you know about conditions in France and England in the 16th and 17th centuries. There is to be a thesis statement which you will a€?provea€? or a€?establisha€? in your essay. Rusty, rested or reeling, LeBron James and the Cavaliers find a way to beat the Hawks in the playoffs every time. James scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving added 21 and Cleveland withstood a strong second-half surge by Atlanta to maintain its chokehold on the Hawks with a 104-93 victory on Monday night in the opening game of their second-round Eastern Conference series. James converted a critical three-point play with 2:09 left for the Cavs, who blew an 18-point lead in the second half and fell behind with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter before making several clutch plays down the stretch. Cleveland swept Atlanta in last year's Eastern Conference finals and has won eight straight over the Hawks, moving to 9-0 against them in the postseason.
Dennis Schroder scored a playoff career-high 27 and rallied the Hawks before they crumbled in the closing minutes. Paul Millsap had 17 points and 13 rebounds and Kent Bazemore added 16 points for Atlanta, which got just eight points from Jeff Teague. James' three-point play, which he punctuated by flexing his biceps, came after he stripped the ball from Schroder and the Cavs kept their possession alive with a pair of offensive rebounds, one by Tristan Thompson, the other by J.R. The Cavs did not show any rust following an eight-day break after the first round until the third quarter, when their offense slowed and the Hawks got hot.
But when it mattered most, the defending conference champion came through - and, as always, James led the way.
Kevin Love, who was injured when the teams met in the postseason last year, added 17 points but was just 4 of 17 from the floor and appeared to hurt his right shoulder.
Thompson has been a rebounding marvel for the Cavs, comparable to what Dennis Rodman once did for Michael Jordan and the Bulls.
Love, who missed six of his first seven 3-pointers, drained a pair from long range and James finished a 2-on-1 break with a thunderous dunk to give Cleveland a 72-54 lead with four minutes left in the third quarter.
Atlanta, though, responded with its own deep barrage, draining four 3-pointers in a 16-3 spurt to close the quarter and pull within 75-70 entering the fourth. But with a chance to steal Game 1 and end their futility against Cleveland, the Hawks came up short. Love, whose dislocated left shoulder ended his first postseason last year, banged his right shoulder in the fourth when he pump-faked Bazemore into the air and drew contact while shooting a 3-pointer. During a timeout, one of Cleveland's medical personnel worked on Love, who stayed in the game. The Cavs focused on shutting down Korver, who averaged 12.2 points and took 52 shots during Atlanta's six-game victory over Boston in the opening round. Russell Westbrook had 29 points and 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held on to beat San Antonio 98-97 on Monday night, evening the series at one game apiece when the Spurs failed to score on a wild sequence in the final seconds. Kevin Durant added 28 points as the Thunder handed the Spurs just their second home loss of the season, rebounding from a 32-point beating in Game 1.
San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich complained to officials after the game that Dion Waiters went over the allotted five seconds to inbound the ball on Oklahoma City's final possession. Aldridge had 41 points, but the Spurs shot 43 percent as a team after shooting 61 percent in the series opener.
San Antonio missed 12 of its first 13 shots, struggling to even hit the rim after seemingly making every shot it took in the opening quarter of Game 1.
Oklahoma City had lost 15 games this season when leading after the third quarter, including the playoffs. Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James is pumped up after scoring against the Atlanta Hawks in the second half of Monday's opening game of the Eastern Conference semifinal in Cleveland. Richardson made his first stop in Beijing on Monday, where he interacted with players participating in the finals of the Junior NBA Basketball League at LeSports Center. On Tuesday, he made an appearance on CCTV's NBA Primetime and visited Beijing No 35 Middle School to share the values of the game with students. The 6-foot-6 guard from Saginaw, Michigan, was selected fifth overall by the Golden State Warriors in the 2001 NBA Draft.
Richardson was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2002 and won the NBA slam dunk title in 2002 and 2003. The first Junior NBA Basketball League in Beijing was launched last fall as part of the existing partnership between NBA China and the Ministry of Education to promote basketball education and youth development in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and universities. The Junior NBA teaches youngsters fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. Rookie goalie Matt Murray made 47 saves while standing up to Capitals' avalanche of shots, and the Penguins parlayed two goals in 62 seconds in the first period into a 3-2 victory on Monday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Patric Hornqvist and Tom Kuhnhackl scored before the midpoint of the first period, and Carl Hagelin added a goal in the second to make it 3-0 and the Penguins, the NHL's best team over the past two months, held on to top the Capitals, easily the league's best team all season. Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal of the season against the Penguins in the third period, and linemate Justin Williams scored in the final minute as the Capitals tried frantically to rally.
However, it was not enough as the 21-year-old Murray, the youngest Pittsburgh goaltender to ever win in the postseason, improved to 5-1 in the playoffs. Murray, who began the season in the minors and played only four NHL games until March, made the difference as the Penguins were outshot 49-23 yet still controlled the scoreboard even as the Capitals controlled the stats sheet.
The Penguins, on the fringe of the playoff race much of the season, have won 20 of 24 games since March 8 - with Murray in net for 11 of those wins - and are 6-2 in the postseason. At least statistically, the Capitals were dominant from the start except in the number most important: goals. They doubled up the Penguins in shots for most of the first two periods - it was 28-14 after two - yet Murray turned away scoring chance after scoring chance.
Matt Murray of the Pittsburgh Penguins can't make this save on Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals (not pictured) in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs at Consol Energy Center on Monday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In the rough-cut figure of Jamie Vardy, newly crowned Premier League champion Leicester City possesses the living embodiment of a rags-to-riches tale that has captivated fans around the world. Six years ago, Vardy was playing amateur soccer for Stocksbridge Park Steels in England's seventh tier and working part-time at a factory making medical splints. Now he is an England international, whose 22 goals have powered Leicester to its first league title, won him the Football Writers' Association Player of the Year award and sparked talk of a Hollywood biopic.
There will be several abiding memories from Vardy's historic season, from the 30-yard wonder goal against Liverpool to the brace at Sunderland that left manager Claudio Ranieri blinking back tears at the final whistle. But perhaps the most lasting mark will be his run of scoring in 11 consecutive games between September and November, which set a Premier League record and helped lay the foundation for Leicester's extraordinary campaign.
Released by boyhood club Sheffield Wednesday at age 15 on the grounds that he was too small, Vardy, now 29, cannot have imagined he would one day be the toast of England.
After leaving Wednesday he spent time away from soccer, studying sports science at a local college before winding up at Stocksbridge, nestled beside northern England's Peak District, where he progressed through the youth ranks. Vardy's roguish streak occasionally caused him problems - he was sent off four times in his last season at Stocksbridge, deterring suitors Sheffield United - and he had trouble controlling his temper off the pitch. A conviction for a late-night assault temporarily obliged him to wear an electronic tag and observe a 6:30 pm curfew, which would see him substituted midway through games so that he could get home in time. Spectacularly prolific, Vardy joined Halifax Town from Stocksbridge and then moved on to Fleetwood Town, who sold him to Leicester for a non-league record 1 million pounds ($1.5 million) in 2012.
Since then, the milestones have zipped past: 16 goals in Leicester's Championship promotion campaign, five in his first season as a Premier League player, a first England cap and, in March's 3-2 win over world champion Germany, a brilliant back-heel for his first England goal. Initially perceived as mere ballast in Roy Hodgson's squad, the wiry Yorkshireman, who wears a blue cast to protect a thrice-fractured right wrist, is now certain to go to Euro 2016.
In a deeply unpleasant episode in August, he was caught on camera racially goading an Asian man at a casino, for which he issued a public apology. He missed the two matches that took Leicester to the title, meanwhile, after being sent off for diving in a 2-2 draw against West Ham United and then launching a foul-mouthed tirade at referee Jon Moss.
Vardy is among a select band of players to have risen from non-league to the England team and with each goal, he has demonstrated that there is more than one route to the top. Polo-loving Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, 58, rubs shoulders with celebrities and his surname, meaning "light of progressive glory" was bestowed by Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej. But the bespectacled Thai tycoon also displays an unerring common touch, dishing out free beer and doughnuts at Leicester's King Power Stadium, where he lands his helicopter in the center circle. Despite his popularity, Vichai remains enigmatic as he rarely gives interviews, preferring to let his son, Aiyawatt, known as 'Top', act as the family frontman. The avuncular Vichai has carefully navigated Thailand's treacherous political waters of recent years, while taking his King Power empire from strength to strength. He has built an estimated fortune of $2.9 billion since establishing King Power in 1989 - starting with a single shop in Bangkok. With the company name emblazoned across the Leicester shirt and stadium, Vichai is now well placed to leverage soccer success into global recognition for his brand. And as Premier League champion, Leicester's share of next season's $7.4 billion TV deal will be several times more than Vichai first paid for the club. Leicester supporters quickly warmed to Vichai after he bought the then Championship struggler for an estimated 40 million pounds ($58 million) in 2010. The devout Buddhist is a firm believer in the power of karma, flying in Thai monks to bless Leicester's pitch and give its players lucky amulets. And while pumping tens of millions of pounds into the team, club debt and infrastructure, Vichai has spent judiciously. Leicester's success has been crafted from teamwork and endeavor, and the astute leadership of manager Claudio Ranieri, rather than an expensive squad of stars. Vichai rose from relative obscurity, flourishing during the past decade of political upheaval in Thailand, a country where big contracts follow political loyalties.
King Power hit the jackpot in 2006 when it won the duty-free concession at Bangkok's cavernous new Suvarnabhumi airport, and with it a captive market of tens of millions of travelers. In 2007, a year after ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, Manchester City's former owner, was dumped from office in a coup, Vichai saw off legal moves to break his duty-free monopoly.
In a kingdom where connections count, Vichai now firmly belongs to the royalist establishment that turfed out Thaksin. Before soccer, Vichai's first sporting love was polo, the pursuit beloved of the international elite, and he and 'Top' are accomplished players.
Vichai boasts a lifetime membership at London's Ham Polo club, frequented by the British royals, and has a stable of horses and players on retainer in Bangkok.
Leicester City players crowded around a television inside teammate Jamie Vardy's house on Monday, locked arm in arm, watching the action 100 miles away. In the second tier two years ago, in a relegation fight last season, a 5,000-1 long shot last summer, Leicester is now alongside Manchester United, Liverpool and the other clubs that can call themselves champions. The Foxes clinched the most improbable title of the Premier League era when second-place Tottenham was held to a 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Monday night. With an insurmountable seven-point lead and two games remaining, Leicester is champion of England for the first time in its 132-year history.
As recently as 2009-10, Leicester was in third-tier League 1, the equivalent of a Double-A baseball team filled with prospects.
Just two years ago, Morgan and many of his teammates were playing in the far-from-glamorous second-tier League Championship. But on Monday, fans who never dreamed the modest club from an East Midlands city with a population of 330,000 would conquer wealthier rivals descended on Leicester's King Power Stadium to party into the night.
Leicester, which will collect the trophy on Saturday when it hosts Everton at home, had not finished higher than second in the top tier since 1929.
English soccer has not had a first-time champion of the top flight since Nottingham Forest in 1978. Unlike Blackburn's 1995 champions, Leicester has achieved its success without lavish spending. Chelsea's draw also made Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri a league title winner for the first time in his career - 12 years after the 64-year-old Italian was fired by the Blues.
Ranieri's task when he replaced the fired Nigel Pearson in July was just to keep Leicester in the Premier League. At Chelsea there was not bitterness that the Blues were surrendering the title to a soccer minnow, but joy that Ranieri was the beneficiary.
Chelsea players will form a guard of honor for the Foxes when they play at the London club in the season finale on May 15. Leicester missed a chance to seal the title on Sunday when it was held to a draw by Manchester United, but Chelsea got the party started. Tottenham had to win at Chelsea to keep its bid for a first title since 1961 and led 2-0 on goals from Harry Kane in the 35th minute and Son Heung-min in the 44th, before Chelsea rallied in a fiery London derby where tempers frayed and tackles became wild. Ranieri called Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink to thank him for Chelsea's part in delivering the title to Leicester, which is owned by Thai retail giant King Power.
Leicester City fans celebrate winning the Premier League after watching the Tottenham-Chelsea clash in a pub on Monday.
The front page of the i newspaper read "Fantastic Foxes write the greatest fairytale football has ever known" while the Daily Mirror dubbed them "The Incredibles".
Many newspapers referred to the fact that before the team's ascent, bookmakers had, at one time, offered to pay out 5,000 pounds ($7,335) for every bet that Leicester would win the title. The Daily Telegraph's sports supplement printed a giant blue Leicester crest and a cheering team manager Claudio Ranieri, with the words "How Leicester's 5000-1 title dream turned into astonishing reality". Some questioned whether former England striker Gary Lineker, who played for Leicester and helped rescue the club from going out of business in 2002, would really present BBC soccer program Match of the Day in his underpants - a rash promise he made earlier in the season should Leicester be crowned Premier League champion.
Others noted the fairytale story of the team's top scorer Jamie Vardy - who spent years in the lower leagues but now plays for England - already talked about as a subject for a Hollywood movie.
Guardian sportswriter Barney Ronay described Vardy as a "a late-blooming, whippet-thin, scaldingly quick journeyman striker". Leicester's success drew international reaction as well, with The New York Times describing its triumph as "one of the most remarkable seasons in soccer history". Mark Selby holds a Leicester flag next to the Snooker World Championship trophy he won after beating China's Ding Junhui in Monday's final. Li conjured up his best round of the week, a bogey-free 64, to win the Volvo China Open by three shots and keep the title in domestic hands for the second year in a row. The 20-year-old began the final round two shots back of overnight leaders Felipe Aguilar of Chile (69) and Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark (70), but carded a blemish-free round to finish 22-under at Beijing's Topwin Golf and Country Club.
Li succeeds Wu Ashun, who last year became the third Chinese winner of the country's oldest professional tournament. Playing in the group ahead of Aguilar, Li tied the Chilean at 21-under with four holes remaining. As Li played a superb approach to the 17th hole to set up a birdie, Aguilar hit his worst shot of the week on the short 16th, plunking it in the water. Li said he learned he was in the lead only on the 18th fairway, and he thanked his caddy for helping him not to get carried away with an aggressive approach.
The victory was a big relief for Li, who missed the cut at Genzon Golf Club the previous week and lost in a playoff at Shenzhen International last year. Li also won the Rong Gao Tang Award as the best finisher among the four Chinese players who made the cut. Dou Zecheng, who won the award three years ago when still an amateur, finished 2-under alongside defending champion Wu Ashun, who closed with a 69. Aguilar finished 19-under, a shot ahead of Bjerregaard, England's Richard Bland and Marcel Siem of Germany.
One of the week's early highlights was a 7-iron hole-in-one at the 16th by Sweden's Rikard Karlberg.
Jenny Shin became the third first-time winner on the USLPGA Tour this year, coming from behind to close with a four-under 67 on Sunday and win the Texas Shootout tournament. It took the 23-year-old Shin 135 starts since turning pro in 2010 to record her first victory.
Shin played the final 43 holes at the Dallas-area Las Colinas Country Club bogey free as she finished at 14-under 270. She was two strokes in front of fellow South Koreans Amy Yang (71) and Hur Mi-jung (71) as well as American Gerina Piller - who led heading into the final round but closed with a two-over 73. Shin joins compatriot Jang Ha-na and Japan's Haru Nomura as first-time winners in 2016 and will jump from No 38 to No 24 in the world rankings. Cheyenne Knight, a 19-year-old University of Alabama freshman from nearby Aledo, had a 72 to tie for 30th at 1 under. China's Li Haotong gets a helping hand from his caddy in lining up a putt during Sunday's fourth round of the Volvo China Open at Topwin Golf & Country Club in Beijing.
And Hamilton said he had "no reason" to believe it was happening after finishing second to Rosberg in Sunday's Russian Grand Prix. Wolff told reporters in Sochi he wanted to speak out to protect members of the team from accusations. The defending three-time champion also said he felt very grateful to the team for helping him finish the race and score 18 points. Sunday's race saw Hamilton survive the first lap without incident for the first time this year. Since winning at Sochi last year, Hamilton has only victory - the following race in the United States, where he clinched the title. Meanwhile, Daniil Kvyat apologized for hitting Sebastian Vettel's car twice and causing the first lap carnage that knocked the four-time champion out of Sunday's race. The young Russian said he had not felt his brakes and then could not see what was happening ahead of him in the incident that left Vettel fuming at his actions for the second successive race. Mercedes F1 driver Nico Rosberg jumps on the podium as he celebrates winning the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi on Sunday. Nico Rosberg joined an ultra-select group of Formula One drivers with his seventh win in a row for Mercedes at the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, but the German will remain the odd man out for some time yet.
Only four drivers since the championship started in 1950 have won seven races in a row and only four have triumphed in the first four rounds of a season.
Just one - Rosberg's compatriot Sebastian Vettel - won more than seven in a row when he chalked up nine for Red Bull in 2013 en routed to his fourth championship.
That moment might almost have come in Sochi on Sunday, according to Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, even if Rosberg gave every impression of enjoying a sunny afternoon drive in the Olympic Park.
Wolff told reporters data from the power unit on Rosberg's car "gave us some grey hair" during the race. Rosberg did not mention the problem on the podium or during a subsequent media conference, when he said the car was "fantastic" and he had driven flat out to the finish with plenty of life in the tires.
Asked about it later, the German conceded that he had lost "a fair chunk of performance", but teammate Lewis Hamilton openly questioned that. From the opening tip, Klay Thompson shot lights-out and even heaved one in from way out in Stephen Curry territory.
Draymond Green began yapping from the start while doing his thing to make plays every which way, calling on his teammates to bring an edge on defense.
With Curry sidelined because of a sprained right knee, Green and Thompson took charge again. Thompson scored 37 points in another brilliant performance as his injured fellow "Splash Brother" watched from the bench, and the Golden State Warriors again dominated without their MVP to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 118-106 in Sunday's opener of the Western Conference semifinal.
Thompson hit seven 3-pointers to become the first player in NBA history to make at least seven 3s in three straight playoff games. Golden State reserve Anderson Varejao and Portland's Gerald Henderson were ejected late in the third quarter after receiving their second technical fouls. Both were hit with a technical at the 3:29 mark of the third when Varejao tripped Henderson after they collided and the Portland guard jumped up, pointing a finger at his opponent's face. They resumed jawing a few minutes later and were tossed with 15.1 seconds left in the period. Thompson hit a Curry-esque 30-foot 3-pointer in the opening minutes followed by another jumper to put Golden State up 10-2, and the Warriors ran with it from there. Thompson scored 18 of his points in the first quarter on 7-for-10 shooting with four 3s as Golden State built a 37-17 lead.
Damian Lillard had another slow start back home in the Bay Area, missing 11 of his first 13 shots before finishing with 30 points - 10 on free throws. Shaun Livingston added 12 points and six assists after scoring 16 in each of his first-round starts in place of Curry. The MVP injured his MCL when he slipped on a wet spot just before halftime of a Game 4 win at Houston in the first round last Sunday. Curry said on Friday he hoped to do some shooting within a day or two, and that happened on Saturday.
He still will have to test the knee by putting pressure on it and planting on it when he shoots, then in some 5-on-5 scrimmages. The Warriors had 38 and 30 assists their previous two games - including six quarters without Curry - by generating the kind of snappy ball movement coach Steve Kerr called for without Curry's play-making.
Portland looked tired at times after eliminating the injury-plagued Los Angeles Clippers in six games on Friday night before traveling to the Bay Area on Saturday. With Mason Plumlee going up for a one-handed dunk late in the first quarter, Andrew Bogut blocked the shot, then got a hand up to bother Al-Farouq Aminu's putback attempt. These teams had reached the playoffs the same year eight times previously without matching up in the postseason..
The Miami Heat ousted the Charlotte Hornets from the playoffs with an emphatic 106-73 victory on Sunday. Miami won two elimination games to take the series 4-3 and will play the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference semifinal, starting on Tuesday night. Goran Dragic scored 25 points in his first Game 7, Gerald Green added 16 and Luol Deng scored 15. Frank Kaminsky scored 12 for Charlotte, which got 11 from Courtney Lee and 10 from Nic Batum. A contentious series, with too much attention getting placed on courtside fan behavior and NBA officiating reports, pushed Miami right to the limit.
Charlotte had a chance to close out the Heat on its home floor in Game 6, wasting the opportunity. Miami led the whole way, taking a 12-point lead at the half and stretching it to 24 by the midpoint of the third quarter - the period that has been a problem for the Heat all season but became the catalyst to what became a rout on Sunday. Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson is fouled by Portland Trail Blazers' Ed Davis during the second half of Sunday's opening game of their Western Conference semifinal in Oakland. The Blues captain scored off a rebound during a powerplay 10:58 into overtime of Game 2 on Sunday for a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars that evened their best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal at one game apiece.
After blowing a two-goal lead while getting outshot 13-2 in the third period, the Blues cashed in on their second powerplay in overtime. Antti Niemi stopped 19 consecutive shots after relieving Kari Lehtonen in the Dallas net until Backes scored. Jason Spezza and Jamie Benn, who scored the OT-forcing goal with 2:36 left in regulation, were thwarted by Elliott before the game-deciding penalty. Stars rookie center Mattias Janmark had a breakaway goal four minutes into the third period, and Dallas was almost immediately on the powerplay after the ensuing faceoff. Dallas Stars goalie Antti Niemi blocks a shot during the second period of Game 2 of the NHL's Western Conference semifinal against the St. The City manager admitted his team's 4-2 loss to Southampton at St Mary's stadium on Sunday could affect confidence as the Premier League club prepares to invade Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid. Pellegrini made no attempt to disguise his disappointment at his side's defensive display as Sadio Mane's hat-trick following an opening goal from Shane Long secured Southampton's victory.
But the manager made it clear the performance was the players' responsibility, with only Kelechi Iheanacho, who scored both City goals, emerging with credit. Pellegrini, who confirmed he expects Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure and Kevin de Bruyne to be fit to face Real, added: "It's my responsibility for the starting lineup and after that you have their performance and you must analyze everything.
The win strengthened Southhampton's bid for a Europa League place and manager Ronald Koeman singled out Mane for praise. Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on Sunday compared Leicester defender Robert Huth's hair-pull on Marouane Fellaini with "sex masochism" and also tugged a television reporter by the hair in an eccentric attempt to defend his player. Leicester's Premier League title celebrations were delayed for at least another 24 hours after the leader drew 1-1 with United. Van Gaal was quizzed on the incident that saw United midfielder Fellaini escape without punishment after elbowing Huth in the neck and opted to explain why the Belgian reacted that way by getting physical with the reporter.
Claiming Fellaini's hair had been grabbed by Huth in a deliberate piece of provocation, van Gaal reached out to do the same to his Sky Sports interviewer. Then in a separate interview with the BBC, van Gaal conjured up another odd expression to lambast Huth.
United will now wait to see if Fellaini is retrospectively punished by the Football Association for his transgression. Sadio Mane celebrates after completing his hat-trick during Southamption's 4-2 victory over Manchester City in their English Premier League clash at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton on Sunday. Two goals by Andre Ayew and one from Jack Cork at Liberty Stadium proved enough for Swansea to guarantee its Premier League safety.
Christian Benteke pulled one back for Liverpool, but Klopp's team was outclassed in a game sandwiched between the more significant business of its Europa League semifinal against Villarreal. Liverpool will now turn its attention to overturning a 1-0 deficit in Thursday's semifinal second leg against the Spanish side at Anfield - and Klopp was quick to concede the youngsters he brought into the lineup were in need of polish. Klopp also defended Daniel Sturridge's decision to head to the dressing room at the final whistle, rather than joining his teammates in thanking the traveling Liverpool fans.
The suggestion was that England forward Sturridge was disappointed not to have been withdrawn sometime during the second half. Having played the full 90 minutes, he is now unlikely to start on Thursday after he was an unused substitute in Spain in midweek.
Swansea's victory ensured a successful rescue mission for manager Francesco Guidolin, who took over with the club in danger of relegation.
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola knows he needs to prove his critics wrong by overturning a 1-0 first-leg deficit against Atletico Madrid in Tuesday's home Champions League semifinal.
Guardiola and Bayern are bidding to avoid dropping a semifinal to a Spanish side for the third straight year after losing the first leg at Atletico last Wednesday on Saul Niguez's early strike.
Having won 14 titles in four years at Barcelona and six titles in three years with Bayern, Guardiola hopes to sign off in charge of Munich by lifting the Champions League trophy after the May 28 final in Milan.
Bayern lost in the Champions League semifinals to Real Madrid in 2014 and to Barcelona last year. Another exit at the hands of Spanish opposition will not go down well in Bavaria, especially in the wake of Guardiola's decision to start the first leg in Madrid with Germany star Thomas Mueller, Bayern's top scorer in Europe this season, on the bench.
The decision drew plenty of criticism from the German media and, by his own admission, the Munich leg is Guardiola's "final bullet" in the battle to prove any critics wrong before he leaves to coach Manchester City next season. Bayern has been unstoppable at home in Europe this season, winning all five games at Allianz Arena, but it needed extra time to come back from 0-2 to beat Juventus 4-2 at home in the second leg of the last 16. It has won 11 home games in Europe since being hammered 4-0 in the Munich leg by Real Madrid in the 2014 semifinals, having lost 1-0 in Spain.
But, as it demonstrated in Saturday's 1-1 Bundesliga draw at home to Borussia Moechengladbach, Bayern is not currently playing well.
The result denied the German giant the victory which would have confirmed it as Bundesliga champion. The good news from the Gladbach draw is that Germany defender Jerome Boateng is fit again after 99 days out with a groin injury having played the first 68 minutes in Munich. In turn, Diego Simeone's Atletico was boosted by the news Uruguay defender Diego Godin and Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco took part in training on Sunday after injury. Godin missed the last two weeks with a hamstring injury and is set to return as the cornerstone of Atletico's defense in it bid to repeat its run to the 2014 final, where it lost 4-1 to Real Madrid after extra time.
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola (right) and Borussia Moenchengladbach coach Andre Schubert react after the two teams drew 1-1 in their Bundesliga match at Allianz Arena in Munich on Saturday. China's Ding Junhui faces Mark Selby in the World Championship final when he bids to become the first Asian player to win snooker's most prestigious title.
The 29-year-old Ding reached his first World Championship final in record style, with a break of 123 completing a decisive 17-11 victory over experienced Scottish cueman Alan McManus at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre in northern England on Saturday. Later in the day, 2014 world champion Selby, the world No 1, prevented an all-Chinese final when he defeated Hong Kong's Marco Fu 17-15. Ding's seventh century break of the semifinal saw him surpass the previous record of most centuries in a Crucible match (six) held jointly by Selby and Ronnie O'Sullivan. In the modern history of the World Championship, the only two winners from beyond Britain and Ireland are Canada's Cliff Thorburn (1980) and Australia's Neil Robertson (2010).
A sign of snooker's increasing popularity in China is that, according to a tweet posted by World Snooker, 27.1 percent of the national television audience in the world's most populous country tuned in to watch his semifinal on CCTV5, an official state broadcaster. These were, in the words of the tweet, "incredible figures!" and an indication of snooker's increasing appeal in Asia.
The defeated McManus had no doubts that Ding could go all the way, saying: "I think there's only one person stopping him and it's himself. Ding has been tipped to become a world champion ever since he won the UK Championship, snooker's second-most important title as an 18-year-old. The 2013-14 season saw Ding match snooker great Stephen Hendry's record of five ranking titles in a season and he rose to world No 1 in December 2014. However, a severe loss of form saw Ding drop out of the world's top 16 and meant he had to come through qualifying in order to gain a place in the main draw for this year's World Championship. Ding Junhui of China celebrates after beating Scotland's Alan McManus in the semifinal of the Snooker World Championships at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.
He won an NBA championship his first season, went 39-4 as interim coach in place of Steve Kerr to start this season and was part of a team that set the single-season record for wins in the regular season.
But when the Los Angeles Lakers came calling, Walton could not turn down the team he began his career with and which he helped win two NBA titles.
The Lakers announced Friday night that they had agreed to a contract to hire Walton just five days after firing Byron Scott. Kerr credited Walton for helping to create the culture that allowed Golden State to win 140 games the past two regular seasons, including a record 73 this season.
Walton will remain with the Warriors until their playoff run ends, while using some down time to prepare for his new job. LaMarcus Aldridge had 38 points and the San Antonio Spurs dismantled the Oklahoma City Thunder 124-92 on Saturday night, never trailing in Game 1 of the second-round series.
As the best pros on the planet battle for the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup, a crop of young Chinese players have their eyes firmly fixed on a more distant prize: the 2022 Winter Olympics. NHL draft pick Song Andong and national under-18 teammate Zhong Wei are part of a new wave of Chinese hockey players being groomed for Beijing in six years time.
Last June, the teenaged Song was selected in the sixth round of the 2015 entry draft by the New York Islanders, making him the first Chinese player to be drafted in the history of the NHL.
Song, who goes by the nickname Misha, is just one of a talented group of Chinese teenagers who are scattered among high school and junior leagues across North America that the country's hockey leaders hopes will provide the base for a future national team.
The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Song just finished playing as a post graduate student at Phillips Andover Academy in the Massachusetts high school league.
Song captained China at the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation's Division II B under-18 world championships and could play for China's under-20 team at this year's Division II B world championships. Like Song, who moved to Canada from China when he was nine, Zhong started playing hockey at a young age in Beijing before moving to North America. Zhong said he started playing hockey because he liked the speed and physical side of the game. Song, who wasn't ranked among the top 210 North American skaters by the NHL's Central Scouting department, was a surprise pick by the Islanders who are owned by Shanghai-born Charles Wang.
Song's selection by the Islanders raised a few eyebrows as he was chosen ahead of a US national team player and some major junior players but he is hoping to show the Islanders that one day he will fit into their organization. It can be hard to imagine, but just because you really feel like you love your ex girlfriend, this doesn’ t mean that she is going to come back to you. You have to influence her on an emotional level and that isn’ t probably going to happen just because you feel like you still have love for the ex girlfriend.
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You might presume that your own wife or husband is actually having an extramarital affair on a weekly basis but that may not be the case. Now you can take several precautions like maintaining a reasonable range using a different vehicle and maybe wearing some sort of disguise. If you decide the marriage is over and wish to start divorce proceedings he or she will have handed you all the proof you need. However, residents, commuters and drivers believe otherwise, due to the length of time of construction and the misplaced signs explaining the projects’ purposes. Business owners also claim that their stores and eateries do not attract as many customers because of dust in the area brought about by the projects.
The office also did not release as of press time the plans regarding its for drainage and road rehabilitation projects.
Would it help the city become safer and more accessible to travelers, or would these lengthy periods of inconvenience continue to add to the daily problems of the city’s residents?
Provinces are given this classification for intense political rivalries, rising cases of political violence, the presence of threat groups and the high number of licensed and unlicensed firearms in these areas. The police office supervising Abra will be directed to relinquish control to a task force that will be formed to secure the May 9 elections once Comelec assumes full control over the province, according to Beronilla. On April 16, a bomb was detonated by mobile phone, disrupting an activity organized by the Comelec in La Paz town.
Rico Quicho said the surveys do not reflect the support their presidential candidate has been getting on the ground, and maintained that it will be a tight election day. The surveys do not capture the intense ground campaigning by the Vice President’s core supporters and parallel groups nationwide.
The survey has 3,000 voting-age respondents and a margin of error of plus-or-minus 1.8 percent. Antonio Trillanes IV on Thursday filed a plunder complaint against presidential frontrunner Mayor Rodrigo Duterte before the Office of the Ombudsman over alleged ghost employees in Davao City.
Sa sobrang nagkaroon ng culture of impunity sa Davao City dahil kaya nilang busalan lahat, brazen na yung kanilang paggawa ng anomalya,” he said.
Patrocinio Commendador said Oroquiera’s arrest should serve as a warning to those planning to sow violence during the elections. Ang pandaraya kaunti lang ang pwedeng idaya na boto, one percent lang, one and half percent kaya’t kapag masyadong malayo ang matatalong kandidato, na idadayang kandidato, ang ginagawa inilalapit sa survey para pag naidaya na nila yung one percent or one and half…sasabihin e malapit namn e e kaya likely naman,” he pointed out. Jacinto-Henares on May 3 ordered all media companies—television, radio, print, as well as online outfits—to report the paid campaign promotions coursed through them by candidates running in the May 9 election.  The report will allow the BIR to exempt from taxes all donations spent during the campaign period, as provided for by Republic Act No. Aside from the names of candidates who were the subject of the ads, the report must also include the names of sponsors who paid the ads, the amounts paid, and the advertising agencies’ tax identification numbers. You might want to convince the US government that you have enough not to go TNT (tago ng tago or become an illegal immigrant).
Remember housing loan brokers putting a few thousand dollars into the account of a ninja—a client with no income, no job, no assets—show the balance for the loan application, then withdraw the money? The venomous threat was apparently a comeback for Cantiveros’ TV ad endorsing another candidate. How can the prospect of rape and murder be so commonplace that netizens think nothing of hurling them as convenient vehicles to shut down public discourse? After all, fish rots from the head; so if the leader thinks it fine to bash the Pope for traffic woes, or joke about the rape-slaying of a missionary, or deliver vituperative remarks about other countries for reacting to his extreme comments, what can people expect of his followers?
These constitute crimes under the Revised Penal Code, Cybercrime Law and the Omnibus Election Code. Indeed, faced with the possibility of leading—and in fact, representing—the country’s 100 million Filipinos in the international community, such candidates should be more circumspect in their public pronouncements. But to give credit where credit is due, the leftist militants were the ones who had a sustained, protracted struggle against the Marcos dictatorship that, alas, was overtaken by the 1986 People Power uprising and military putsch (so-called Edsa I) that brought down the Marcos dictatorship. Those who took the mainstream path of service—via academe, business, civil society, media, politics, church—became preoccupied with their particular concerns. Why is the story about the Marcos dictatorship not in the history books being used in schools? Year in and year out, during special dates, we at the Inquirer would come out with articles on the heroic struggles during those dark years to remind, remember, honor and be thankful for regained freedoms.
Sure, there is the Presidential Commission on Good Government’s (PCGG) recovering some Marcos wealth. Not because of some psychogenic amnesia or selective forgetting of the pain, but simply because of neglect and complacency. Those who had witnessed and experienced human rights violations during the Marcos military dictatorship, those in the academe especially, wanted human rights to become a byword in early education. You can help by sending me the image of the cover, author, description of the book, date of publication and publisher.
Instead of insisting that Duterte couldn’t argue through facts, Roxas could have earned more admiration had he retorted through cultural politics. Cultural change is not a top-down job; it starts with ordinary people thinking extraordinarily. In our political discourse, culture is considered auxiliary to more “important” areas like economics, governance and social welfare. For example, the sorry transport system wastes employees’ productive hours, results in tardiness and creates animosity among bus passengers. Rather than material gifts for our mothers, let’s include the femininity question in our checklist of picking leaders at the local and national levels. Good education that’s widely shared results in higher productivity and entrepreneurial skills and, hence, lower levels of poverty and inequality.
The concrete outcome is (or should be) the evolution of innovative and creative industries that require a dynamic and self-sustaining ecosystem comprising, at any one time, lower and higher levels of education and skills. The idea was to celebrate what UP has accomplished thus far and further energize faculty and staff to reach loftier heights, as well as lead, as the national university, the other educational institutions nationwide in making greater strides.
To be fair to President Aquino’s administration, it has actually accorded education high priority.
While the other four Asean founding members spend an average of 5-6 percent of their GDP on education, we make do with 3 percent of a smaller GDP and a larger student population! To catch up and move ahead faster, we need to raise our scientific and technological skills, which only better and more focused education can achieve. To the extent that these HEI (higher education institution) centers of excellence are located in leading regional growth centers, this model can well fit into the country’s regional development strategy to decongest the National Capital Region long plagued by diseconomies of agglomeration.
Pernia, PhD, is professor emeritus of economics, University of the Philippines, and former lead economist, Asian Development Bank. The government continues to boast of the country’s economic prosperity, pointing to its consistent GDP growth in recent years. A large segment of the public does not have access to the limited goods and opportunities available.
This insensitive attitude of the government has made the hunger and poverty situation in the country even worse. Until now, no substantial wage increase has been given our workers to at least lessen the gap between the minimum wage and the living wage. Unfortunately, our Filipino workers remain at the seams of our society, their voice oft getting drowned out amid the politics of greed. Duterte said the victim was a very beautiful woman who looked like an American actress, and he lamented that he (Duterte) was not the first one to have sex with the victim.
The fastest-growing industries driving our overall economic growth have consistently been finance (banks and insurance), real estate, retail trade (shopping malls) and business process outsourcing.
In 2015, the National Capital Region, along with Central Luzon and Calabarzon, accounted for nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of our total GDP. In the 1990s, the Ramos government consciously moved to provide larger shares of the infrastructure budget to Mindanao and the Visayas, along with designating and investing in regional agroindustrial centers in every region of the country. The lone and understandable exception is the Eastern Visayas region, having been hard-hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” which caused a 2.3-percent decline in the region’s output. This may be taken as a sign of growing purchasing power in the regions, propelled in large part by overseas remittances, to be sure, but also by rising domestic incomes.
As a resident of Los Banos, Laguna, I constantly remind myself to buy everything I need within the town whenever I can, rather than shop in Manila where I spend my working day. The most recent, desperate attempts in the past two weeks to discredit him are too late to make any impact. SWS reported he is the choice of 33 percent of likely voters, with only 24 percent going for Grace Poe, 19 percent for Mar Roxas and 14 percent for Jejomar Binay. He said little of what business wanted to know; instead he raised fears of a dictatorial leadership. The changes—likely to include the shift to a federal and, maybe, parliamentary system—will be submitted for approval in a plebiscite probably to be held in the 2019 midterm elections. Expect a 25-percent corporate income tax for a start, and the lowering or even removal of the low-salaried employees’ income tax. The existing tax impositions will be reviewed, but I hope that whatever changes will be made won’t apply to those investing now or to those already operating—unless the new taxes turn out lower, which is a remote possibility. I’d like to see the premium payment scrapped, and instead go for the bidder who offers the lowest toll or fee. That should bring agriculture (the island’s backbone) back into the national agenda as well.
A longer-term solution is needed, he said, and the focus must be on a far better public system.
It showed our capability to unite and to conduct a revolution driven, not by tanks, guns and artillery, but by prayers, flowers and peace. But as I grew up, my curiosity increased tenfold and I found myself buried in the pages of my fifth-grade textbook, reading everything related to the martial law era.
All I knew back then was that he was a champion of the people and a very prolific speaker who voiced out his thoughts and opinions without fear. She told me of how radio and TV were all taken over by the government, and of the mysterious cases of people disappearing without a trace. I wasn’t watching a horror movie, but I covered my eyes with my hands and took a peek at the TV screen from time to time. I researched on the numerous cases of harassment that were committed during the Marcos regime, and on the activists who simply vanished and are still unheard from to this day. The Internet is full of trolls that can easily fool unsuspecting netizens, especially the youth. And with the surveys showing Bongbong Marcos ahead of his rivals, all I can do is shake my head. It is crucial that our voters be duly reminded of this, so the horrors of our past will no longer haunt our future. Palad Wednesday told reporters the package was being requested from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), which endorsed the request to the Office of the President. Of the total capital expenditure, more than half went to the completion of residential projects and commercial leasing projects. When nice individuals transfer, others comply with them… No matter occurs on this Home (Rajya Sabha), its impression is felt on Lok Sabha, Assemblies and Municipal Firms. North Bengal stays comparatively resistant to the Trinamool Congress’s dominance and Malda has emerged because the epicentre of all that the opposition believes is mistaken with Mamata’s governance, culminating within the riots at Kaliyachak in January. Now, a senior police officer who investigated the Birbhum riots defined, riots are sparked off and spreading via the social media – Fb, WhatsApp and Twitter.
It focusses on the lives of two singing sisters Kalyani and Ketki and spans three generations. He was arrested after he crossed the worldwide border from Pakistan aspect two years in the past. That is the struggle for improvement in West Bengal,” added Bose who had joined the BJP in January this yr. The present Socialist authorities needs changes to scale back France’s 10 % unemployment fee because the shortened workweek was meant to do. With subsequent yr’s presidential election looming and the Hollande’s reputation having reached its nadir, laws to make it simpler for corporations to finish employment offers is fueling discontent in a rustic badly hit by the financial downturn. The invoice, initially set to be mentioned at Parliament on Wednesday, has been delayed by two weeks amid rising opposition. Officers from the Brazilian soccer confederation stated a choice will solely be made after an settlement is reached amongst all events. The defender was coming off a muscle damage however informed Brazilian media that he had anticipated to be referred to as up. The Latitude 7275 and Latitude 7370 are the flagship notebooks within the Latitude 7000 collection. Katrina is seemingly not fairly proud of the leakage points in her flat and is now trying to shift to a brand new place.
The duo was living-in collectively in an opulent condo in a Bandra excessive rise till Ranbir moved out of the shared love-nest.
A separate point out was additionally manufactured from Lance Naik Hanamanthapa on merchandise quantity 13 however he was additionally said to be from Seema Suraksha Bal and his identify was additionally misspelt as Hanuman Thapa.


The Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal additionally paid tributes to Former Punjab Governor Lt Gen JFR Jacob (retd), former Audio system of Lok Sabha, Balram Jakhar and PA Sangma, famous Amritsar social servant Brij Bedi and twice adorned with Mahavir Chakra, Brigadier Sant Singh (retd). A two-minute silence was additionally noticed within the honour of those that had been talked about within the obituary reference.
The shot was taken in Kolhapur, which the actor talked about because the photograph caption.
However we've got time now to place issues proper and progress by means of the cup,” Clyne advised British media. The quantity might be “in the direction of livelihood enhancement tasks and talent enhancement programmes.” The settlement was arrived at on March four. We're happy with all of the phrases of the settlement which can assist to make sure the long-term well being and well-being of the manufacturing unit’s former staff,” president of ex-Mercury Staff’ Welfare Affiliation S A Mahendran stated, including that the affiliation now considers the difficulty to be “absolutely resolved”. We're going to petition the federal government to waive-off tax on the ex gratia quantity”, R Vaigai, lawyer for the affiliation, advised The Indian Express, including that she couldn't disclose the quantity as it might be a violation of courtroom orders. You'll be able to anticipate a high-decibel international marketing campaign within the coming months to make sure that Unilever cleans up its mercury contaminated website in Kodaikanal to worldwide requirements,” stated Nityanand Jayaraman, a Chennai-based author and activist who has been a part of the marketing campaign since 2001. Additionally they plan on organising protest occasions at Unilever’s Annual Shareholders Conferences in England, the Netherlands and Mumbai. Countries were were emerging from feudalism, some had been impacted by the Black Plague, others had also experienced the Renaissance.
This was the case with the early monarchies that arose in Europe in the 14th-16th centuries in Europe. Princes in Germany drew up their territorial boundaries because much was at stake, as provided for in the Peace of Augsburg (1530) and the Treaty of Westphalia (1648). The treaty resulted in a sectionalism that produced up to 132 independent states, each led by an independent ruler.
In addition, poor roads, poor transportation, and a zeal to hold on to traditional local power and local culture worked against unifying the people of several regions into a nation. In many cities they resorted to armed uprisings and it was not until the late 17th century that the central governments were strong enough to deal effectively with the frequent uprisings among the populace. In response, people often reacted against absolutism by resorting to a€?No Law,a€? or Anarchy. It makes possible the free expression and free exercise of those innate inalienable rights.
He was a student of biblical law and understood well the form of government given by God to Moses. The Constitution usually has a provision by which amendments can be added by a vote of the people. Where a person is born, with regard to poverty or social class, is not where they are forced to remain. They cannot be given out nor taken away by the ruler or the government because they are given by the Creator and not the king or emperor. He restored peace and order by personal example through his conversion from Calvinism to Catholicism. The nobility and the clergy in northern France, including Paris, strongly opposed the idea of a Protestant king. The nobles promised their continued support of the throne if the throne continued to hold them free from taxation. His Catholic wife, Marie de Medici, a princess of Austria, appointed a regent, Catholic Cardinal Richelieu, to serve as regent for her young son, Louis XIII. Richelieu promoted the idea of limiting the strength of the nobility and expanding and strengthening the role of the bureaucracy (officials hired to do professional government work). But, in a compromise measure, the nobles left in place a strong monarchy -- just so long as it did not tax the nobility! To increase his central power, Louis XIV centralized his government (1) by appointing intendants to govern for him in the various districts of France, (2) he kept the nobility powerless in government by refusing to call into session the Estates General (the parliament of France), and (3) he developed a widespread secret police by which he spread terror and fear. He became known as a€?the War King.a€? His war efforts plunged France into debt, required more and more taxation to pay the debt, and increased the poverty of the lower classes. The a€?suna€? of the French hegemony seemed to extend from east to west, wherever the sun rose and set. His major successes included 1) development of New World French colonies, 2) building up the French merchant fleet, 3) developing government-controlled industry, and 4) improving the process of tax collection. Only a strong central government with a large, professional army could preserve the new freedom from Islam. His journey was not primarily a trip to find new lands, but to discover a westward route to the Spice Islands in the Pacific. The problem that continually checked the growth of constitutionalism in England was the concept held by the Tudor and Stuart dynasties was the divine right of kings. The nobility and common people continually had recall to days when a just legal system prevailed and the ideas and opinions of all the people mattered. Concerning the execution of Mary, for example, she was twice petitioned to sign a death warrant for Mary. She added the Dutch in their 80 year war for independence from Spain, and the failed Spanish Armada of 1588 simply rallied the people behind their queen. To illustrate, consider how the House of Commons was expected to bring their requests and ideas to the attention of the king or queen. Sir Edward Coke, member of Parliament, is quoted as having commented to King James I, a€?I hope that everyone who saith, our Father, which are in heaven, does not prescribe God Almighty what he should do so do we speak of these things as petitioners to his Majesty, and not as prescribers, etc.a€? (Conrad Russell, Unrevolutionary England, 1603-1642, Continuum International Publishing Group, 1990, p.
These were issued with more a tone of, a€?We are the House of Commons and this is what we think you should do. In 1586 both the House of Lords and House of Commons petitioned Queen Elizabeth to sign the order for the execution of her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scotland for her reported involvement in plans to assassinate Elizabeth.
He seemed to carry a chip on his shoulder, always alert to any hints of the Parliament moving into his kingly rights. Allow him to impose current taxes and tariffs to take care of current debt but no more in the future. Constitutionalism was certainly not at work in England during the Tudor dynasty and through the reigns of James I and Charles I. Today the queen of England is officially head of the Church of England and head of Great Britain, but her powers are very limited. In 1455 a series of wars were fought between two rival branches of the dynasty, the House of York (symbolized by a white rose) and the House of Lancaster (red rose). Elizabeth allowed a high degree of religious freedom in England during her reign, even though she was aware of the constant attempts by Catholic monarchs in Europe to have her deposed and Cathholicism re established in England. James became infant King James VI of Scotland after his mother, Mary, Queen of Scotland, was banished from Presbyterian Scotland for her Catholic faith and the intrigue resulting from the death of her husband. Their oldest daughter, Mary, was married at 9 to the Prince of Orange in the Netherlands, and subsequently became mother of William III, Prince of Orange who became King of England following the Glorious Revolution of 1688.
The High Court was composed of member of the House of Commons, without the consent of the House of Lords. As Goda€™s appointed absolute king, he refused to acknowledge their authority over him and concluded his comments with, a€?. In 1660 he was invited by Parliament to return to England and they composed all documents to make it appear that Charles had succeeded his father in 1649, as though the republican Commonwealth had never existed! He conducted war against the Netherlands and entered into a secret treaty with his first cousin, King Louis XIV of France. Parliament forced him to rescind the Declaration, viewing it as a Roman plot to return England to Catholicism.
With that, Charles dissolved Parliament and for four years until his death in 1685 ruled England alone as absolute king. He was (1) pro-French, (2) pro-Catholic, (3) was himself a Catholic, and (4) his announced plans to establish an absolute monarchy.
He created the army to protect him from rebellions after having to put down two rebellions in Scotland and southern England. In 1687 he unilaterally issued the Declaration for the Liberty of Conscience, which called for religious freedom for Catholics and Protestant nonconformists. The wife of William was Jamesa€™ oldest daughter, Mary, a staunch Calvinist, as was William. The basic premise of the Bill of Rights was the following: everyone, from the poorest beggar in the street to the richest merchant, from a child in school to members of nobility, lords, military officers, judges, monarchs, all have certain basic rights that are guaranteed. But this freedom is limited in the sense that the freedom of the individual is always to be carried out while living under the law of God.
In 1549 Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issued the Pragmatic Sanction, which solidified the Empirea€™s control over the seventeen states comprising the Netherlands. From the viewpoint of the seventeen states, however, this was the imposition of a level of control that threatened their independence. The major causes for the revolt also included persecution of the Calvinist majority as heretics by the Catholic Phillip II, removal of institutions of governance practiced by the states for generations, and the imposition of high taxes.
A chief ally of William was Elizabeth I of England who supplied men, weapons, and financing to the Calvinist cause. In 1582 they took the strange, but politically astute move of inviting Francis, duke of Anjou in France, son of King Henry II of France.
Each province was managed by its own representative assembly and each province elected representatives to sit in the general assembly of the united provinces. While the monarch ruled supreme, there were certain limitations placed upon his or her exercise of power, but this was a limited curtailment.
In the French version of mercantilism, it was also believed that a nations stockpile of gold was the basis for economic health.
The one thwarts, squashes, and denies the inalienable rights of people and the other fosters, promotes, and grants those rights. It produced a new more crushing in serfdom in Russia and the eastern portions of the Habsburg Empire, and the Ottoman Empire, and resulted in severe restrictions on travel, relocation, private ownership of land, and produced heavy taxation. It weakened the power of the Habsburg Empire in Vienna so that (1) it had to remain a confederation of multi-ethnic, multi-cultural states, (2) it gave former Habsburg territories to France and Sweden at the expense of Austria, and (3) made Calvinism a legal choice alongside Catholicism and Lutheranism throughout Europe, at least on paper if not always in fact. The Kaiser (Prussia) and the Emperor (Austria) gave almost total control over the peasants to the nobility in exchange for total loyalty of the nobles to the monarchy and their granting Kaiser and Emperor almost total freedom to raise taxes, raise professional armies, and conduct foreign affairs. They kept the empire together by a program of rewarding the nobility (with land, control over peasants, expanded trade rights) and imposing Catholicism on everyone in the southern German states where they still retained power. The nobility in Hungary proved a real problem because they resisted Austrian control, rebelled whenever possible, and as Calvinists resisted the attempts to impose Catholicism on them.
The head of the Hohenzollern family (a traditional royal Prussian family), Frederick William (Wilhelm), came to power, took away the traditional representative rights of the nobility, and gained control over the three Prussian provinces in northern Germany. He controlled the nobility (a€?Junkersa€?) by placing in their hands the officer corps of the giant military machine.
Ivan the Terrible (not given that title because he was a nice guy!) was able to recapture Russian dominance away from the Huns, but was ruthless in his actions to gain absolute control. Beginning with their capture of Constantinople in 1453, which was both a strategic victory -- opening eastern Europe to their campaigns and occupation -- as well as a victory giving to them great prestige. This created a level of interaction between Muslims, Jews, and Christians not often experienced by Catholics and Protestants in the rest of Europe.
Religious commitment gave weight to a new sense of nationalism based upon a state or nationa€™s major religious beliefs. Economic Minister Colbert who served under Louis XIV, is known as the Father of Mercantilism. England fought an ongoing struggle between the absolutist Stuarts and the non-absolutist Parliament.
Atlanta's offense bogged down in crunch time and the Hawks only scored two field goals in the final four minutes. Replays showed Waiters elbowed Manu Ginobili to get the space needed to pass the ball to Durant, who was immediately stripped by Danny Green. Ginobili was the only other San Antonio player in double figures, scoring 11 points on 5-for-8 shooting.
The Spurs missed six layups and Green awkwardly tossed a hard runner that ricocheted off the backboard. The All-Star forward drained his second 3-pointer of the season to pull San Antonio within 96-94 and then made three free throws after being fouled by Serge Ibaka to pull the Spurs within 98-97 with 13.5 seconds to set up the final play. Qinghua University High School beat Beijing No 4 High School 74-62 in the final of the tournament aged 16-18.
Over his 13-year career, Richardson played for the Warriors, Charlotte Bobcats (now Charlotte Hornets), Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers. Excuses are for losers, and we're not losers and we're going to try to improve in Game 4," Williams said. They were last in the Premier League in April 2015 before winning six of their last eight matches to avoid relegation, and at the start of this season betting houses favored them to drop back down. And for the past 20 years the Premier League trophy has never left London or Manchester, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City winning all the titles. I'm a pragmatic man; I just wanted to win match after match and help my players to improve week after week," said Ranieri, who made a brief trip home to Italy on Monday to see his 96-year-old mother.
Still, Tottenham clinched no worse than fourth place and qualified for the Champions League for the second time.
He played a decent chip after taking a drop, then missed his putt to finish with a double-bogey five. A par on the final hole clinched the title for the Hunan native, who finished sixth in last year's tournament.
Her best showing before Sunday was finishing runner-up at the 2012 HSBC Women's Champions to Angela Stanford, who beat Shin in a playoff. She launched her 67 with three birdies in the first five holes, quickly whittling away at the four-shot deficit she faced at the start of the round.
The long-hitting US Solheim Cup hero grew up in Roswell, New Mexico, and played at the University Texas-El Paso. Karah Sanford, a 14-year-old high school freshman from San Diego, tied for 51st at 6 over after a 77.
Finishing second was teammate Lewis Hamilton (left) while Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was third. Dwayne Wade finished with 12 and Hassan Whiteside had a 10-point, 12-rebound, five-block clincher for the Heat, who have won their last four Game 7s. The Hornets' two biggest stars, Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson, never got going - combining for 13 points.
And under Spoelstra, the Heat are now 15-4 in postseason series, 8-4 when facing elimination games and 15-5 in games when they have a chance to oust an opponent. Backes followed up Alexander Steen's shot 17 seconds after Antoine Roussel was called for interference. Louis had a quick extra-man chance in overtime when John Klingberg was whistled for holding as Vladimir Tarasenko, who scored 40 goals in the regular season and four in the first-round series, was charging toward the net.
With the defender still hobbling from the puck hitting his knee, the Blues kept charging and Backes scored on the rebound of Steen's shot. But the Stars went 0 for 4 with the extra man, and are now 1 for 20 on powerplays at home this postseason. We did not play as well as we could and our performance was not as good as it could have been," the manager said.
That's how it'll be seen," Guardiola said after Bayern vanquished Benfica in the quarterfinals. Now it has to wait until Saturday's away game at Ingolstadt, when it could become the first club to win four straight German league titles. I hope with the emotions of the game I'll have the strength to play for the 90 minutes (against Atletico). It all came together very fast as Walton interviewed in Oakland with Lakers owner Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak on Thursday before getting the offer the following day. He started the call by telling Kerr he had good news - he got the offer to coach the Lakers - and bad news - he was going to take it. Walton took over when Kerr was sidelined by complications from offseason back surgery to start this season and led Golden State to a record 24 straight wins to open the season. Thunder's Kevin Durant had 16 points, and Russell Westbrook added 14, but they were harassed into 11-for-34 shooting. The biggest adjustment was coping with the culture shock that included learning a new language and strange foods.
It’ s easy to seem like she should do that, because you probably assume that all she wants to understand is that you still love her. When love is one sided, it doesn’ t make for a situation where a relationship is going to work.
Letting her know that you still think about her is a good thing, making it seem like an obsession is not a very important thing. You see a lot of good things taking place with this woman and you keep thinking in your mind that you don’ t wish to screw this up.
This particular act could also get you arrested and labeled as a stalker on your internet dating site’ s forums. Reading between the lines, however , will help you figure out a better plan so she will be delighted to go out with you again. There are things that you could be doing at this very moment that will help you last longer in bed tonight. Attempt masturbating as close to the real factor as possible, by using lubricant and viewing pornography.
Well, men all over the world have found a quick fix for premature ejaculation and it has transformed the way in which they have got sex. Instead, they will used natural ways to build their stamina in bed and that is just what you will definitely do as well.
Tingling lubricants contain numbing agents that will help to last longer in bed without any harming results. By being healthy, you will reap the benefits and also last longer because you will have more control of your body through a powerful mind. For one, masturbation as a way to end premature ejaculation is one of the best organic ways to achieve just that. It may be quite difficult to get a really feel for when your spouse is meeting up with the other person. However more than anything you should have some kind of back up plan in case you do get caught by your spouse. If your husband or wife is known for their jealousy, physical or emotional abuse, you may end up putting yourself in serious danger if you were to ever get caught For that reason make sure to at all times let someone know where you are going. No matter how much you want to know that your spouse is having a good affair it is important to be safe.
Kung maaalala ninyo, halos dahan-dahan ang galaw ng numero, bigla in the last week, 11 point ang nawawala sa akin, six points ang nawawala. Candidates who are purely compensation income earners in 2016 must declare their taxable income for 2016 not later than April 15 next year. By falling back on the law, Karunungan showed that lawlessness cannot be allowed to thrive even, and especially not, on social media. Never mind that mere words (as when Duterte rudely ordered the United States and Australia to shut up when they commented on his crude rape joke) could unnecessarily damage or complicate our relations with other countries.
It shocks and worries those who suffered during Marcos Sr.’s 14-year dictatorial rule and those who continue to suffer the aftermath of those dark martial law years. They laid aside—conveniently or purposefully—the Marcos past while claiming their portion from the ruins and pushing forward their political plans. Which reminds me of the Bible parable about those who were supposed to keep vigil with their lamps but were caught sleeping when the bridegroom came, except that in our case, there was no bridegroom to be expected but a bunch of despoilers to be prevented from regaining foothold. It is to be commended for belatedly showing to the public the enormity of what had been recovered (Imelda Marcos’ jewelry collection, among them).
The quiet but ready-to-erupt temper among the put-upon passengers was broken by a heated word war between a woman and a middle-aged man. We have lost sight of its operative discrimination because even women have been socialized to perceive social relations through the eyes of men.
Patriarchal culture encourages sexist, homophobic slurs to hurt someone you believe to have elbowed you. It’s a choice between our grandmothers, mothers, daughters and other women we love, and the use of femininity as a weapon of insult.
It’s practically gospel truth largely taken for granted as the discourse has moved on, especially in the more dynamic countries, to the pursuit of knowledge capital for still higher levels of development that’s inclusive and sustainable. While the Philippines has made strides in this direction, much more needs to be done to be at par with our more progressive Asean neighbors. For instance, of education’s increased budget of P365 billion for 2015, P43.3 billion was given to state universities and colleges (SUCs)—an increase of nearly 14 percent over that for 2014. This readily explains why even our best universities lag behind their global and regional counterparts. This calls for massive government investment in high-level knowledge capital—the so-called “suprastructure” of long-term economic growth. The object of our educational system shouldn’t just be producing hordes of college graduates who can’t find good jobs, but also graduates in fields and with skills that the economy actually needs.
Let’s hope that that doesn’t reflect any or all of the candidates’ lack of interest in this all-important subject for self-sustaining, inclusive development. Instead, Filipino workers are pushed deeper into the pit of misery—unemployment, slave labor, unjust wage, insecurity of jobs, unsafe working conditions, exploitation, harassment and commoditization. Let us strengthen our voice and stand up to the abuses and exploitation of workers, and put our trust in our collective power as a people to defend the rights gained by the struggles of the Filipino workers. Note how these economic activities, especially banking and real estate, are primary sources of wealth for the country’s top billionaires. Fifteen years ago, this share was smaller (although unduly dominant even then) at 55 percent. It is not clear if such affirmative action for our southern regions has been sustained since then.
Agriculture, while a traditional mainstay in that region, grew by a relatively sluggish 2.4 percent. In other words, much more is happening in our economy than what we can see in Metro Manila.
We could all do much more to strengthen our local economies and raise their contribution to overall growth.
This way I am helping strengthen the local economy, and avoid further concentrating income and wealth in the capital. Pulse Asia’s last survey also points to Duterte as the winner (33 percent), followed by Roxas (22 percent), Poe (21 percent) and Binay (17 percent). But from what I gathered in conversations with him and from his public statements, honest business need not worry; he isn’t going to interfere.
The Aquino administration was consumed by its fascination with cash; longer term, wider benefit wasn’t in its equation. Finally, the sector on which the poorest depend will get some attention after languishing in the doldrums for so long. He wants to restrict smoking as he did in Davao, but smoking (through sin taxes) provided close to P40 billion of the 2015 health budget. For Manila, principally, it should be trains, but putting such project in place will entail time beyond his term.
Certain characters were introduced to me: allies of the Marcos regime such as Prime Minister Cesar Virata and Armed Forces chief Fabian Ver, and those who broke their allegiance to the Marcoses, such as Juan Ponce Enrile and Fidel Ramos.
I admired these qualities so much, and I was struck and deeply moved why such a great man was killed.
He was treated inhumanely: During visits his family members weren’t even able to touch him because there was a screen between them. I read about the opulent lifestyle that the Marcoses had back then, and it filled me with so much rage. As I was browsing Facebook one day, I found one post saying that the Philippines was at its “golden age” during the Marcos regime.
This is a huge cause for concern because the youth spend so much time in social media sites where wrong information can easily be ingrained in them.
We are glad that they allowed us to engage them in this friendly tournament as we strive to foster an overall sense of community and teamwork between our organizations. The hotel business, by contrast, was down due to the closure of the InterContinental Manila late last year. Due to the lower extraordinary trading gain, net income in the first quarter this year went down to P3 billion from P3.36 billion in the same quarter last year.
So we should always assume tips on how to create an environment by which democracy might be strengthened. Newspapers have to play a bigger position in making certain that the “proper info” is disemminated and misinformation is weeded out, he added. In a few days, your complete district was seething and it wasn’t till the violence truly started that the terribly beneath staffed cops on the Illambazar police station realized that there was one thing flawed.
Different measures would loosen up guidelines on layoffs and dealing from house and at night time. Each the laptops include a normal backlit keyboard and the lively stylus is elective on Latitude 7275.
The error of categorising the Military jawans as these from the Border Safety Drive escaped all members of the home as nobody pointed it out to the Speaker. This was the case within the dynasties of China and with the tribal leadership in Meso-America, Africa, and the Pacific Islands.
But it also gives a clear pattern for how the monarchy is to operate: (1) there must be law with justice, (2) the just law must apply to everyone, and (3) everyone, because created in the image of God, has certain God-given inalienable rights that no one is to seek to block or take away.
These inalienable rights are guaranteed in a written constitution under which all people live. He codified that system of law in his work Liber ex lege Moise (a€?The Book of the Law of Mosesa€?) c. Bartholomewa€™s Massacre, he was forced to quickly convert to Catholicism in order to save his life. They promoted his uncle, Charles, but after the death of Charles delayed finding a replacement. The marriage was subsequently annulled by the pope in 1599 after Henry IV conveniently converted to Catholicism in 1593 (confiding at the time to a friend, a€?Paris is worth a massa€?). He even brought France into the Thirty Yearsa€™ War (1618-1648) on the side of the Protestants in an attempt to deal a death blow to fellow Catholics, the Austrian Habsburgs! The French kings never were able to rule with a€?absolute absolutism.a€? A peace of sorts was delicately maintained by an agreement -- the nobility would support the monarch if the monarch did not levy taxes them.
It is interesting how a peace treaty intended to settle religious conflict in Germany was used by Louis 150 years later to maintain absolutism in France and to crush the Huguenots! Further, the other European nations, tired of Louisa€™ bullying tactics, built alliances pitted against France and did much to isolate France from the rest of Europe, negatively impacting Francea€™s economy and trade. The traditional routes from Spain to Asia were now jeopardized by Islamic navies in the Mediterranean. If God set a king on the throne, then the common people, if they feared God, would do as the king commands -- or so the thinking went. His daughter, Mary, controlled a predominantly Protestant Parliament with the same tactics and over 400 persons, mainly Protestant ministers and leaders, were executed under her reign. Each time Elizabeth could not get herself to execute someone whom God had placed on a throne. Then the Catholics in England could be dealt with quietly with without causing a ruckus at home.
A code of law was was established and a history of court decisions recorded, yet there was no one written document that could be call a legitimate constitution. His marriage to Catherine of Aragon and struggles for an annulment are discussed in Unit 17. Catherine was given funding and housing for life after her marriage to Henry was annulled by Pope Clement VII. In that treaty Louis promised military support to Charles, and to pay him a pension, and in return, Charles promised to convert to Roman Catholicism. Further fear in this regard broke out when it was discovered the Charlesa€™ brother James (and next in line as heir to become king!) was a Catholic! When the Dutch forces landed in 1688 James succumbed to fear and did not oppose them, although his own army was superior in numbers.
James chose the later, fled to Paris in 1688, and was given a pension for life and security by his cousin, Louis XIV. King George V changed the family name during World War I from Hanover to Windsor to avoid the reminder of their German ancestry. Its independence was formally recognized by all of Europe in the Treaty of Westphalia of 1648. Basically, it merged all seventeen states, for the purpose of administration, into one entity, and established that in the future, all seventeen would pass as a unit to the next emperor.
Through the terms of the Treaty of Westphalia four more bordering provinces were added to the original seven, bringing the total to eleven. Chart #2 reviews the history of the monarchy in England as it progressed from Absolutism to the passage of the English Bill of Rights and the Glorious Revolution of 1688. The nobility (landowners) weakened the economic power of merchants (former serfs) in towns and cities by selling their agricultural goods directly to merchants in other countries, by-passing the local merchants.
The emperor used his professional army to keep control in the southern German speaking areas.
Charles VI arranged the acceptance of the Pragmatic Sanction which eliminated the traditional Salic Law in the empire and thus allowed his daughter, Maria Theresa, his only heir, who was to become, perhaps, the dominant female ruler of the era, to gain the throne in 1740.
Surrounded by Russia to the north and the frequent invasions into Prussia by the Tartars (descendants of the Huns in Russia), Austria to the East, and France to the South, Frederick Wilhelm did not have to do much convincing of the population to show the necessity for a strong, absolutist monarchy. After his death, Michael Romanov rose to power as the first hereditary ruler in Russia, establishing the Romanov family line that lasted on the Russian throne until 1918. After suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of Sweden in the early stages of the Great Northern War, Peter Romanov strengthened the economy, the army, and the central government. Building a new capitol city from ground zero, he used the blood and sweat of serfs and forced cooperation by the nobles to build the city. The Ottomans continued their movement westward into Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Croatia, Bosnia, Albania, and even as far westward as Hungary.
The city was defended by farmers, merchants, and other citizens, and by German and Spanish troops sent by the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V. The parliament of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth valued highly the trade relations they enjoyed with the Ottoman Empire and wanted nothing to harm that relationship. Patty Mills missed an open 3-pointer, LaMarcus Aldridge lost the ball after grabbing the airball and Kawhi Leonard was unable to gather the ball before the buzzer sounded.
A number of high school and college friends joined her family - led by her husband, PGA Tour player Martin Piller - in the gallery. We are pushing the limits on the chassis and on the engine side a lot in order to have a competitive car.
It's unusual for them - the majority were on Nico's car last year and Nico's (current) guys were with me for three years. But Niemi, who took over in the Dallas net in the second period, stopped three shots in that two-minute span. The other Blues player with two OT goals in a postseason was Pierre Turgeon in 1999, the year the Stars won their only Stanley Cup. But our performance was responsible for that and we have to recover and prepare for a big game in Thursday. Nevertheless , as many guys find out, just letting their ex girlfriend know that they are nevertheless in love with her is in no way an assurance that she is going to come back to them. The good news is that you are aware of a right way and a incorrect way to approach this date.
They wait to capture you at your most helpless minute and then they prey on you and pressure you to buy product after item, claiming that all of them are exactly what you have to help your current situation, but they don’ t work. Second of all, if you use a desensitizing cream, are you going to eventually lose all feeling in your penis? There is no need for that cream, pills and sprays whenever relief is a natural treatment away. The more stimulation you can give yourself the better, because the more realistic it will be. You get to masturbate before sexual intercourse and you get to last long enough to give her pleasure. When a man has an orgasm, his body enters a stage known as the refractory time period and this is when the body must reset itself. You might also find yourself consuming time off from your job to secret agent on your mate. The final visibility push this week via motorcades, house to house campaign and sectoral events. Ang katumabas ng six percent, is three million votes,” he said during a regular forum in the Senate.
Her move also underscores the importance of not passively accepting victimhood, nor surrendering to mob rule. This kind of behavior is unacceptable, and is a threat to our democracy and violates our basic rights,” she added. Just consider how an entire nation could be judged solely by the lack of civility of its leader.
Loss of loved ones, properties, livelihood and the personal trauma of those who survived have not been erased by the decades that have passed.
That, indeed, there exists the Marcoses’ ill-gotten wealth.  The compensation (P10 billion) comes mainly from a Marcos stash in Swiss banks that the Swiss government returned. But there is so much more out there, among them, the hundreds of artworks that are in the millions of dollars each. Think of the early women’s rights activists in America, those female Quakers who organized the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention in a chapel. Presidentiables and their supporters milked the issue until another Duterte mishap comes along.
Upward of P3 billion was made available for scholarships under SUCs and more than P2 billion for scholarships administered by the Commission on Higher Education.
This human capital will create a knowledge-based economy driven not just by brawn but [also] brains, tapping into one of our richest but least developed resources. The best of them should be sent abroad for advanced degrees, and then brought home with sufficient incentives and an environment conducive to research. Hardly anyone in the Top 15 Forbes list has substantial involvement in manufacturing, much less agriculture or agribusiness.
Central Luzon was a close second with 9-percent growth, propelled by manufacturing growth of 19.1 percent, along with construction, banking and agriculture. Government agencies, for one, can consciously raise the share of the regions in their public investment budgets. If all of us who had the choice between shopping in local neighborhood stores and in urban centers consciously chose the former, we would help spread the economy’s growth more evenly across the Philippine countryside. Others played vital roles in the success of the revolution, like Jaime Cardinal Sin and June Keithley. I couldn’t bear that someone had to undergo something as harsh as that, especially if they didn’t do anything wrong. How can you book expensive trips to various places, buy extravagant jewels and lots of pricey shoes, while the rest of the country went hungry?
From then on, I didn’t exactly turn into an Aquino loyalist, but I did become opposed to the Marcoses. And if the youth are to be the hope of this country, they need to be properly informed on the issues that the nation faced in the past and the lessons that it should have learned. And while his family reigned supreme in our land for decades, did he even care a little bit about the welfare of his countrymen who were being deprived of their rights due to his family’s wrongdoing? Never again will the people be deprived of their freedom to voice out their thoughts and opinions. Key consumer loan portfolios composed of home and auto loans and credit card receivables rose by 62 percent.
Now the question arose, a€?How should we govern ourselves?a€? or to be more accurate, asked the question, a€?Now that we have fought our way to the top, how will we govern this country?a€? They had no patterns or role models to follow.
The excitement of the discoveries in the Renaissance and explorations in the New World began to fade. If you lived two feet on the other side of the state line your were compelled to be a Catholic.
Full time, professional armies led to the frequent wars for expansion that characterized this period. His marriage with Margaret was not a successful marriage, with both Henry and Margaret often separating and engaging in infidelity.
Henry took that opportunity to wage war against the Catholic north in order to secure the crown.
In 1600 Henry then married Marie de Medici, daughter of the Duke of Tuscany (Florence, Italy) and a devout Catholic. At the time most people simply identified themselves by the region or town in which they lived. Mercantilism looked good on paper, but if no one in Europe will trade with France, the economy suffers greatly. Mercantilism is the philosophy and practice of a national economy that is controlled almost entirely by the central government. Spain needed new income to replenish a bankrupt treasurer emptied by the struggle to defeat the Moors. But she used the strength of her personality and popular support among the people to wield great power over Parliament.
But on the third occasion, the petition from Parliament was so strong and the rationale so convincing, the Elizabeth finally relented and issued the death warrant for Mary. The issue also involved the kinga€™s right to levy taxes and tariffs to fund his expenses apart from Parliamenta€™s consent. If they gave one inch they would compromise their authority to control the funding of the monarchy.
Parliament continued to exercise some degree of power because it possessed the purse strings.
As a sop, thrown in their direction with a view to pacifying them, but with an ulterior motive, James permitted them to publish a new English translation of the Bible. His frequent conflicts with Parliament resulted in his dissolving Parliament on three separate occasions when they did not yield to his wishes. This greatly threatened the privileged position of the Church of England and furthered the resentment and opposition to his rule. However, the move notified Spain that any attempts to overthrow the move for independence would result in French involvement.
Michael built a strong central government, opened relations with other European countries, expanded Russiaa€™s territory, developed a government bureaucracy, and created Russiaa€™s first professional army. The many ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups made the centralization of government difficult.
For instance, Jews and Christians were not permitted to ride horses, could not walk on the same side of the street as Muslims, were frequently forced to yield their 12-year old sons and daughters as slaves, and were generally treated as lower class people. Try avoiding your climax for as long as possible and recognizing the particular sensations when you do feel like you are near to orgasm. Not to mention, if you do use a desensitizing lotion, then you must talk to your partner about this because she will naturally receive some of the same effects, which is the last thing any kind of woman wants in bed.
Nothing has happened that would explain it so mahirap maipaliwanag so sana maipaliwanag kung sino, kung bakit nagkakaganyan,” Marcos said. Patriarchal women have internalized the social programming to think like men and to practice a value hierarchy where feminine traits play second fiddle to and women are judged through a man’s norm. In 2010, the Philippines ranked 89th in the global Knowledge Economy Index, way behind Singapore, which placed 19th. Further, it recommends that in areas where we lack expertise, world-class professors and researchers should be enticed to teach here and work with their local counterparts, in a similar manner that Singapore was able to considerably shorten its learning curve. Little wonder that the tag “Imperial Manila” continues to resonate and raise emotions among our compatriots in the south. Banks can make a conscious push for more loans in the countryside rather than allow rural savings to be siphoned off to Manila-based enterprises.
I’ve always believed that people should always be able to do whatever they want, as long as it doesn’t negatively impact on society or on others. 25, during the commemoration of Edsa I, I made it a point to watch documentaries about those trying years. Then the fateful day came that he was assassinated at the airport, and the documentary was concluded. I was shocked that some people could still live normally even with tons of skeletons in their closets. Consumer loans as a percentage of total loans moved up to 11 percent in the first quarter from 7 percent a year ago. Additional violence adopted and by the point the administration had disabled wi-fi communication within the space, one individual was lifeless.
Imagine yourself to be the head of the XYZ Family who through warfare and intrigue just gained control over the country of Bakonia. Central governments attempted to deal with the increasing problems of stagnation and decline by (1) building larger armies, (2) forming larger bureaucracies, (3) raising greater taxes to pay for the armies and bureaucrats, and (4) generally creating a stronger central sovereignty by also controlling the military, economy, production, the court system, and in most cases, religion. This second marriage produced six children, including Henrya€™s heir to the throne, Louis XIII.
The central government determines the prices of goods, controls export and import quotas, determines the numbers established for industrial production, and sets as its goal a controlled market where exports outnumber imports. They in turn kept her in check because she needed their approval for funding to keep her court afloat.
The rationale given was that so long as Mary was alive, the Catholic monarch on the continent and the pope in Rome will not cease their attempts to overthrow Elizabeth in order to set Catholic Mary on the throne and thereby recapture England for Rome. The debate was taken to the judicial officers of England who finally ruled that the king could not. The House of Lancaster won the battle in 1485, and then reconciled the two family lines through marriage. After failing to produce a surviving male heir was accused of adultery and executed, leaving behind young daughter, Elizabeth. Since the Tudors produced no heirs, James, a cousin to Elizabeth, became also King of England as James I. Because James authorized its publication, it became known as the Authorized Version of the King James Bible (1611). James also appointed numerous Catholics to faculty positions at Cambridge and Oxford, began to purge Parliament of all his dissenters, began a screening process to allow only his supporters to run for Parliament if he should again call it into session, and of greatest concern, his wife gave birth to a first son. The people were unified by nationalism and generally given freedom to practice private ownership of property, freedom of movement, freedom of religion, and freedom to practice their vocations. The vastness of the empire, poor communication, and poor transportation further hindered Russiaa€™s development. Therefore, they forbad Jan III, the king of Poland, who was in command of the commonwealtha€™s army, to go to the rescue of the Austrians against the Ottomans.
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You will still be able to achieve and maintain an erection; it will just be harder to orgasm. This requires pressure off of you and helps to decrease that performance anxiety that you may know too well. While this is happening, you could be making love to your girl and lasting to get a much longer time while you prepare for the next orgasm. These people questioned dominant culture, a world view prevalent in one’s society and unconsciously expressed through ways of thinking and doing things.
Other businesses can explore branching out into the provinces more actively (there are vast untapped opportunities out there!). Inside your bedroom, for example, smoke as much as you want to; or you can indulge yourself with too much sugar (or, in my case, wine). They lack the interest to read and to fully understand the information being given to them. In the same way the dividing line between Anglican England and Presbyterian Scotland also took on importance, as did the line separating Protestant Switzerland from Catholic France and Catholic Austria.
It is also Peoplea€™s Law -- the people agree concerning how they will be governed, who will govern them, and, in turn, they vow to live cooperatively under the law. His ulterior motive was to rid England of the Geneva Bible, an earlier English translation that was published in Geneva. Now his Protestant daughters were not in line to ascend the throne, it would be a Catholic heir. Nevertheless, by reducing the common people to serfdom, requiring them to give summer months to government projects, and compelling the nobility to serve in a new military-civilian bureaucracy, Peter gained the controlling upper hand.
Petersburg (notice his humility in naming the city for himself!) following the best in European architecture and culture -- but as a capitol city of a population in which 90% of the people were serfs.
Defying the Commonwealtha€™s parliament, the Jan III marched his troops south to Vienna where they came to the rescue of the outnumbered troops of the Holy Roman Empire.
The boys were castrated and then trained as personal body guards and shock troopers for the Caliph or Sultan.
She remarked that he seemed to have grown old mindlessly, that he was probably gay: “Parang wala kang pinagkatandaan.
And moneyed provincial residents can consciously invest in countryside-based enterprises rather than whisk off their capital to Metro Manila or, worse, overseas.
I even find some who are vocal of their support for Bongbong Marcos in his run for the vice presidency, and who testify that the Aquino administration did nothing to improve the country. The Polish-Lithuanian army arrived the very night before the Ottomans played to complete their tunnels under the walls of Vienna!
THESE VERY SAME ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, WHO HAVE SWORN TO PROTECT AND SERVE, OUR COUNTRY, AND CITIZENS ,ARE BUT SOME, OF THE CORRUPT,GREEDY TRAITORS .ENGAGED IN THE TYRANNY AND TORTURE. Government’s only role should be to inform you of the consequences of your health-consuming habits. And we have to remove them from society by locking them away because they willingly choose to not live by the law of the land. This opened the door for the long-enduring caliphate that was formed in Istanbul which existed from the fall of Constantinople in 1453 A.D. Thus, the King James Bible was authorized but the notes from the Geneva Bible were not allowed to be included in the Authorized Version of 1611. Marriage was never really consummated because Henry was displeased with her almost immediately after the wedding. The president, and senators, and generals in the army, and all the people in major positions all have to obey the same law. If the president ever robbed a bank he would go to jail just like a homeless person would if he robbed a bank. The school district has moved to a biometric identification program, saying students will no longer have to use an ID card to buy lunch.A  BIOMETRICS TO TRACK YOUR KIDS!!!!!i»?i»?A TARGETED INDIVIDUALS, THE GREEDY CRIMINALS ARE NOW CONDONING THEIR TECH! About Us Contact Us A Tribute to Ben Fisher and Jack Thompson Bill Keato the Lad from Liverpool Old Newspaper stories and photos from the 1960's VALE Laurie Bruyeres VALE Nev Charlton.
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The chairman of the board at ESL a€” then proprietor of the desert wasteland in Nevada known as a€?Area 51a€? a€” was William Perry, who would be appointed secretary of defense several years later. EUCACH.ORG PanelIn a 2-hour wide-ranging Panel with Alfred Lambremont Webre on the Transhumanist Agenda, Magnus Olsson, Dr. Henning Witte, and Melanie Vritschan, three experts from the European Coalition Against Covert Harassment, revealed recent technological advances in human robotization and nano implant technologies, and an acceleration of what Melanie Vritschan characterized as a a€?global enslavement programa€?.Shift from electromagnetic to scalar wavesThese technologies have now shifted from electromagnetic wave to scalar waves and use super quantum computers in the quantum cloud to control a€?pipesa€? a reference to the brains of humans that have been taken over via DNA, via implants that can be breathed can breach the blood-brain barrier and then controlled via scalar waved on a super-grid. Eventually, such 'subvocal speech' systems could be used in spacesuits, in noisy places like airport towers to capture air-traffic controller commands, or even in traditional voice-recognition programs to increase accuracy, according to NASA scientists."What is analyzed is silent, or sub auditory, speech, such as when a person silently reads or talks to himself," said Chuck Jorgensen, a scientist whose team is developing silent, subvocal speech recognition at NASA Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley. We numbered the columns and rows, and we could identify each letter with a pair of single-digit numbers," Jorgensen said. People in noisy conditions could use the system when privacy is needed, such as during telephone conversations on buses or trains, according to scientists."An expanded muscle-control system could help injured astronauts control machines. If an astronaut is suffering from muscle weakness due to a long stint in microgravity, the astronaut could send signals to software that would assist with landings on Mars or the Earth, for example," Jorgensen explained. These are processed to remove noise, and then we process them to see useful parts of the signals to show one word from another," Jorgensen said.After the signals are amplified, computer software 'reads' the signals to recognize each word and sound. Our Research and Development Division has been in contact with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the California Department of Corrections, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Massachusetts Department of Correction to run limited trials of the 2020 neural chip implant. We have established representatives of our interests in both management and institutional level positions within these departments.
Federal regulations do not yet permit testing of implants on prisoners, but we have entered nto contractual agreements with privatized health care professionals and specified correctional personnel to do limited testing of our products. We need, however, to expand our testing to research how effective the 2020 neural chip implant performs in those identified as the most aggressive in our society. In California, several prisoners were identified as members of the security threat group, EME, or Mexican Mafia.
They were brought to the health services unit at Pelican Bay and tranquilized with advanced sedatives developed by our Cambridge,Massachussetts laboratories. The results of implants on 8 prisoners yielded the following results: a€?Implants served as surveillance monitoring device for threat group activity.
However, during that period substantial data was gathered by our research and development team which suggests that the implants exceed expected results. One of the major concerns of Security and the R & D team was that the test subject would discover the chemial imbalance during the initial adjustment period and the test would have to be scurbbed.
However, due to advanced technological developments in the sedatives administered, the 48 hour adjustment period can be attributed t prescription medication given to the test subjects after the implant procedure. One of the concerns raised by R & D was the cause of the bleeding and how to eliminate that problem. Unexplained bleeding might cause the subject to inquire further about his "routine" visit to the infirmary or health care facility. Security officials now know several strategies employed by the EME that facilitate the transmission of illegal drugs and weapons into their correctional facilities. One intelligence officier remarked that while they cannot use the informaiton that have in a court of law that they now know who to watch and what outside "connections" they have. The prison at Soledad is now considering transferring three subjects to Vacaville wher we have ongoing implant reserach. Our technicians have promised that they can do three 2020 neural chip implants in less than an hour. Soledad officials hope to collect information from the trio to bring a 14 month investigation into drug trafficking by correctional officers to a close.
Essentially, the implants make the unsuspecting prisoner a walking-talking recorder of every event he comes into contact with. There are only five intelligence officers and the Commisoner of Corrections who actually know the full scope of the implant testing.
In Massachusetts, the Department of Corrections has already entered into high level discussion about releasing certain offenders to the community with the 2020 neural chip implants.
Our people are not altogether against the idea, however, attorneys for Intelli-Connection have advised against implant technology outside strick control settings.
While we have a strong lobby in the Congress and various state legislatures favoring our product, we must proceed with the utmost caution on uncontrolled use of the 2020 neural chip. If the chip were discovered in use not authorized by law and the procedure traced to us we could not endure for long the resulting publicity and liability payments. Massachusetts officials have developed an intelligence branch from their Fugitive Task Force Squad that would do limited test runs under tight controls with the pre-release subjects.
Correctons officials have dubbed these poetnetial test subjects "the insurance group." (the name derives from the concept that the 2020 implant insures compliance with the law and allows officials to detect misconduct or violations without question) A retired police detective from Charlestown, Massachusetts, now with the intelligence unit has asked us to consider using the 2020 neural chip on hard core felons suspected of bank and armored car robbery. He stated, "Charlestown would never be the same, we'd finally know what was happening before they knew what was happening." We will continue to explore community uses of the 2020 chip, but our company rep will be attached to all law enforcement operations with an extraction crrew that can be on-site in 2 hours from anywhere at anytime. We have an Intelli-Connection discussion group who is meeting with the Director of Security at Florence, Colorado's federal super maximum security unit. The initial discussions with the Director have been promising and we hope to have an R & D unit at this important facilitly within the next six months.
Napolitano insisted that the department was not planning on engaging in any form of ideological profiling. I will tell him face-to-face that we honor veterans at DHS and employ thousands across the department, up to and including the Deputy Secretary," Ms.
Steve Buyer of Indiana, the ranking Republican on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, called it "inconceivable" that the Obama administration would categorize veterans as a potential threat.



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