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Holland America was founded in 1873 as the Netherlands-American Steamship Company (NASM), a shipping and Passenger line.
Though transportation and shipping were the primary sources of revenue, in 1895 the company offered its first vacation cruise, its second leisure cruise, from New York to the Holy Land, was in 1910.
In 1989, HAL became a wholly owned subsidiary of Carnival Corp., the largest cruise company in the world. APRIL 18, 1873 The official founding date of the Nederlandsch-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Maatschappij (NASM) in Rotterdam in 1873.
1895The 3,300-ton Rotterdam II sails the first Holland America Line cruise - a short summer voyage from Rotterdam to Copenhagen and back - through the Kieler Canal.
1898 At its 25th anniversary, Holland America Line owns six ships and has carried 90,000 cabin passengers and 400,000 steerage passengers, along with 5 million tons of cargo, mostly flower bulbs, herring and gin. 1910 The second HAL cruise departs from New York to the Mediterranean and the Holy Land on board the 10,500-ton Statendam I. MID-1960's Freighters undergo a transition from traditional breakbulk to containerization. 1967-71 The Ryndam II continues world-wide student cruises with Chapman College of Orange, CA, until the ship is sold in 1971. FEBRUARY 1971 HAL buys 1 million shares and controlling interest of the Alaska tour company Westours, paying $1.25 per share. 1973HAL purchases the Brasil and Argentina from Moore McCormack and renames them the Volendam (II) and Veendam (III).
NOVEMBER 1973 HAL's first purpose-built cruise liner, the 8,566-ton, 452-passenger ms Prinsendam, enters service, sailing Indonesian cruises from Singapore. DECEMBER 1973 The Nieuw Amsterdam II sails its last cruise; the ship is scrapped in March 1974. 1975 The Prinsendam conducts HAL' s first Alaska cruise on the Inside Passage itinerary. 1978 Holland America Line completes the move of its headquarters office from Rotterdam to Stamford, CT. 1980's HAL introduces another new house flag of orange - the Dutch royalty color - and the blue Holland America Half Moon logo in the center. OCTOBER 1980 As it repositions from Alaska to Indonesia, a fire breaks out in the Prinsendam's engine room. 1983Volendam II and Veendam III are sold while the 1,214-passenger ms Nieuw Amsterdam III joins the fleet.
FALL 1983 To save money, Holland America moves west to Seattle to consolidate operations with Westours and becomes known as Holland America Line-Westours Inc.
1984 The ms Noordam III, sister ship to the Nieuw Amsterdam III, enters service and joins the ss Rotterdam V cruising Alaska in the summer.
1987 The first Filipino stewardesses join the fleet with six sailing on the ss Rotterdam for the World Cruise. 1990 HAL announces a new building program, ordering three (later expanded to four) 1,266-passenger sister ships from Fincantieri shipyards in Italy. JANUARY 1993 The new ms Statendam V enters service and that summer conducts HAL's first European cruise season in approximately 20 years.
SUMMER 1994 Holland America Line's Alaska fleet grows to five ships, with the new 1,266-passenger Maasdam.
SUMMER 1996 Addition of the Veendam permits HAL to deploy the Westerdam nearly year-round in the Caribbean and also doing fall Canada and New England cruises. 1998 Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Statendam, Maasdam, Ryndam and Westerdam operate a record 120 cruises to Alaska.
JANUARY 28, 2000 The ms Rotterdam makes its first ever visit by HAL to Anarctica on Grand World Voyage. SUMMER 2000 For the first time, HAL deploys three ships in Europe: the Noordam, Maasdam and Rotterdam.
SEPTEMBER 30, 2002 Holland America Line-Westours officially changes its name to Holland America Line Inc.
OCTOBER 5, 2002 The alternative restaurant concept, Pinnacle Grill, is introduced on the Statendam and Ryndam.
NOVEMBER 5, 2003 Holland America Line appoints Stein Kruse as President and Chief Operating Officer. NOVEMBER 10, 2003 HAL announces a $225 million Signature of Excellence® initiative to provide unparalleled product and service enhancements to its fleet of five-star ships. OCTOBER 20, 2004 ms Ryndam sails to Mexico as first ship with all Signature of Excellence® amenities and enhancements completed, including cabin soft goods, programming and the addition of the Neptune Lounge, Pinnacle Grill, Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, and Explorations Cafe? powered by The New York Times. NOVEMBER 20, 2004 ms Prinsendam cruises up the Amazon River on the first-ever cruise by HAL on the world's second longest river. DECEMBER 1, 2004 Stein Kruse named president and chief executive officer for Holland America Line. DECEMBER 2, 2004 ms Westerdam sails on her inaugural Caribbean cruise, a 3-day Eastern Caribbean itinerary. MAY 20, 2005 HAL partners with Food & Wine magazine to launch an ambitious on-board culinary program. JUNE 2005 HAL breaks ground in Denali to build a new 135 room lodge to service CruiseTour, Gray Line of Alaska guests and others. DECEMBER 19, 2005 ms Volendam becomes latest ship to receive Signature of Excellence® amenities and enhancements.
DECEMBER 14, 2005 HAL announces a new building plan to deliver an 86,000-ton, 2,044-passenger ship in the summer of 2008 called ms Eurodam. JANUARY 31, 2006 The 81,769-ton, 1918-passenger ms Noordam, the fourth ship to bear the name in the line's history, is officially handed over from Fincantieri Shipyard in Marghera, Italy, to Holland America Line. MARCH 22, 2006For the third time in its history, the Rotterdam is named Ship of the Year in the World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society annual cruise ship survey by its members.
APRIL 1, 2006 On Deck for the Cure - to raise money for breast cancer research through the Susan G.
JUNE 6, 2006 The Noordam rescued 22 people from the Aegean Sea in waters between Turkey and Greece. JULY 29, 2006 Vista-class cruise ships ms Westerdam and ms Oosterdam have been retrofitted to use shore power at the Port of Seattle to reduce both fuel consumption and emissions.
JULY 30, 2006 Fine art goes high tech on the high seas as Holland America Line debuts self-guided art tours using handheld iPod devices on ms Westerdam. OCTOBER 12, 2006 With the ms Oosterdam, the three-year $225 million Signature of Excellence commitment to upgrade the fleet is completed. DECEMBER 14, 2006 World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society members named Holland America Line as the Best Overall Cruise Value in the industry for the 15th year in a row. DECEMBER 19, 2006 Three Vista-class ships - ms Noordam, ms Westerdam and ms Oosterdam - have been honored with the 2006 Green Planet Award, bestowed by Kuoni Switzerland for outstanding environmental standards. FEBRUARY 28, 2007 Holland America Line opens a Rotterdam headquarters near the original line's headquarters on Wilhelmina Pier. MAY 10, 2007ms Westerdam completes enhancements, including 34 additional staterooms, locating the Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times, in the Crow's Nest, adding a Pinnacle Bar and new signature shops. JUNE 11, 2007Carnival Corporation & plc announced that it has exercised its option for a new 86,000-ton vessel for its Holland America Line brand.
JUNE 15, 2007HAL launches a kids and teen Culinary Arts Center activity program to teach kids and teens how to make dishes from breakfast to dinner. JULY 16, 2007Holland America Line launches As You Wish dining, an innovative program that allows guests to choose from the best of both worlds - either traditional pre-set seating and dining times, or a completely flexible dining schedule. Black-and-white copy photo of view of Hoboken waterfront from Pier 5, Holland America Line pier, boat clubhouses, public baths to North German Lloyd Line pier near 4th St., Hoboken, no date, circa 1902-1910. View is an elevated view southeast with River Street or Road not visible at the bottom; a very small corner of Hudson Square Park to the lower right. View is east of these two ocean liners being maneuvered by tugs near the American home port of Holland America (until 1961).
View is north of the pier shed with Castle Point (Stevens Castle is not in view) in the background.
Sepia-tone photo of ferry and floating boat clubhouses at Fourth Street and Hudson River Hoboken, no date, circa 1920s.
View is east at the Hudson River and River Road with the Atlantic Yacht Club floating clubhouse at the upper left of the scene and the Fifth Street Pier of Holland America Line in the background.
Sepia-tone photo of members of the Active Boat Club on a boat at a Hoboken dock, no date, circa 1900-1910. The view is north of a boat near the floating clubhouse on the Hudson River of the Active Boat Club. Black-and-white photo of warehouse building fire near Holland America Line pier, Fifth & Sixth Streets, Hoboken, November 6, 1931. The elevated view was apparently taken from a rooftop of a River Street house between Fifth and Sixth Streets with the crowds watching from what is Stevens Institute of Technology land. Black-and-white photo of firemen at destroyed warehouse near Holland America Line pier, Fifth & Sixth Streets, Hoboken, November 6, 1931. View is north - northeast of the firemen with hose lines inside the charred remains of the Hoboken Shore Railroad Freight Car building. B+W photo of Rosemary Gilligan, 1955 National Tulip Queen, posed with tulip bulbs aboard the S.S. Black-and-white photo of Rosemary Gilligan, 1955 National Tulip Queen, posed with tulip bulbs on the S.S. He arrived on a Holland America Line passenger ship, the Zaandam (as seen on the tag on the suitcase handle and confirmed in published articles), as a refugee from Nazi Germany.
View is north - northeast of the firemen with hose lines inside the charred remains of the Hoboken Shore Railroad Freight Car building and nearby the Campbell Stores warehouse.
He believes Poe would be the best leader who would be a driving force to bring prosperity to the provinces. He said he has informed the Commission on Elections (Comelec) that he would leave LP as party chair in the Bicol region and would run as an independent candidate. Despite running as an independent, Salceda said he is duty-bound to support the candidacy of LP candidates in Albay like Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal, Daraga Mayor Gerry Jaucian, Camalig Mayor Ardhail Baldo, Manito Mayor Joshua Daep and Rapu-rapu Mayor Galicia. In the 2010 elections, Salceda, then an ally of outgoing President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, left the administration party and supported the bid of then Sen. Vice President Jejomar Binay holds his campaign rally in Alaminos City, Pangasinan before a backdrop showing the tandem between him and vice presidential bet Sen. In an interview with reporters after the rally, Binay said he respected Celeste and the local government officials’ decision to support Marcos instead of Honasan. For his part, Celeste said the local officials in his district support Marcos because the latter is a fellow Ilocano. Marcos’ father, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, known for imposing martial law that resulted in several human rights violations and extrajudicial killings, hailed from Ilocos Norte.
Marcos has been leading the vice presidential surveys, despite human rights violations hounding his family’s name. Disqualified presidential aspirant Rizalito David on Friday asked the Supreme Court to push through with the oral argument on his petition questioning the decision of the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) declaring that Senator Grace Poe is a natural-born Filipino citizen making her eligible to run the 2013 senatorial elections.
David filed a case with the SET to remove Poe from the Senate questioning if she is a natural-born Filipino.
In December last year, the high court set the case for oral arguments for January 19 but deferred the proceedings after Poe filed a petition with the high court seeking a reversal of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) ruling canceling her certificate of candidacy (COC) for president.
ALAMINOS CITY, Pangasinan—Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday confirmed meeting the influential Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) sect but stopped short of spilling details. In an interview after his campaign sortie here, Binay said he sought the INC’s support on Thursday in a meeting with Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo at the Central Headquarters bulwagan office. He said the support of the INC would be a big boost to his candidacy to become the country’s next president. Binay’s information officer Joey Salgado confirmed the meeting and said Binay discussed his platform of governance.
The INC has also met with other presidential candidates, such as Manuel “Mar” Roxas II and Sen.
In the Eagle News report, Binay was quoted as saying that he visited the INC to seek its support in the upcoming national elections. The INC is known for bloc voting by sect members in support of  the candidates endorsed by their church leaders. Binay has defended the INC amid a rift within the founding members’ family and allegations of kidnapping of ministers who have accused the church of corruption. Binay had said the INC supporters were only exercising their freedom of expression and of religion.
Binay back then had been courting the INC’s favor as he urged the present administration to stop meddling in the affairs of the influential religious sect. The unrest in the INC stemmed from a split in the founding family when the brother and mother of Executive Minister Manalo posted a YouTube video online claiming their lives were in danger. Online articles written by a certain Antonio Ebangelista also surfaced claiming that at least 10 ministers were abducted and detained for going against the alleged corrupt practices of the INC Sanggunian, including the alleged commissions padded into the construction of the Philippine Arena. The website containing a massive leak on the personal details of millions of voters was taken down on Friday following coordination with the Philippines’ Department of Justice  and the US’ DOJ. The website is a searchable data containing information about a voter, such as full name, address, birthday, passport details, text markers and fingerprints. Still, the Philippines’ DOJ is working with its foreign counterpart to acquire the preserved breached data on Cloudflare and GoDaddy.
South Korea railway workers struggle to put a derailed passenger train back on track in the southern port city of Yeosu on April 22, 2016.
SEOUL—A South Korean passenger train that took a curved section of track at three times the recommended speed derailed Friday, killing an engineer and injuring eight people, police and rail officials said.
According to the national rail operator, KORAIL, the locomotive and four of the train’s seven carriages jumped the tracks near Yulchon station, some 330 kilometers (200 miles) south of Seoul. The train was carrying 27 people, including two locomotive engineers, one of whom was killed in the accident.
Yonhap news agency quoted police as saying the train was rounding a bend at 127 kilometers per hour, when it should have been moving at less than 50kph.
The second engineer was reportedly in a serious condition, while another seven people suffered mostly minor injuries. CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—The National Police Commission (Napolcom) has discovered fake height waivers submitted by indigenous peoples (IPs) who are applying to be members of the Philippine National Police (PNP). Rodolfo Grande Santos Jr., Napolcom director in Central Luzon, has unearthed three fake waivers since January, according to Wilma Paras, Napolcom regional information officer.
To discourage prejudice, the waivers are issued to indigenous Filipino police applicants who do not meet the height requirement of 5’2” for women and 5’4” for men.
Napolcom issues the waiver after the applicant gets a certificate of confirmation from the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples.
But one of the certificates of height waiver, purportedly issued by Danilo Pacunana, Napolcom director in Cagayan Valley, turned out to have been forged. The document bore Pacunana’s fake signature and a dry seal that was not utilized by the Napolcom Cagayan office.
Napolcom regional offices do not collect any fee for issuing the waivers, according to Santos. Lawyer Bernardina Joven, Napolcom assistant director and vice chair of the PNP recruitment and selection board, said applicants found to have submitted spurious documents shall be liable for perjury.
The newly named acting chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) assured the public of the military’s commitment to conduct orderly and peaceful elections in May. Iriberri’s mandatory retirement comes at a time when appointments are banned due to the elections.
Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas believes Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte should make his medical records, particularly the result of his psychological test, open to public scrutiny so the voters would have an idea about the character of the candidate they are rooting for. Roxas, a former trade and industry secretary, said voters should be protected just like the public are protected by the consumer protection law against fraud and deception. Scrutinizing the presidential aspirants is like assessing a package where the ingredients of a particular product are written, he said. ABS-CBN has made public a psychological report submitted as evidence in the annulment proceedings between Duterte and his former wife Elizabeth Zimmerman. Like Roxas, Vice President Jejomar Binay  challenged Duterte, who has topped recent surveys on   presidential candidates, to undergo a psychological test. PANDI, Bulacan—Mayor Enrico Roque offered on Friday a P100,000 bounty for the arrest of the gunman who killed former Vice Mayor Roberto Rivera, a supporter of Roque’s rival in the May 9 mayoral race.
Roque put up the reward after police identified Ariel Orolfo as the man who shot Rivera last Monday night, after he was picked out by witnesses from a police photo gallery.
The police also filed a murder complaint against Orolfo and have applied for an arrest warrant, said Chief Supt. Roque is seeking a third term in office and is running against Celestino Marquez of the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) Party, who was supported by Rivera. Now that he has rung the final bell on his boxing career, Manny Pacquiao has enough time—and mental energy—to rethink his latest run for public office.
There is little room for optimism when judging his political record, if one is to go by his first stint as an elected official.
Pacquiao’s colleagues in the House, perhaps wary of the backlash that can come with criticizing a national icon, would often rush to his defense, citing his hectic training schedule as a reason for his absences. And the collective joy of a nation over each brutal win may have been enough to deflect the issue a bit.
He will be judged by a public that had tried to dissuade him from embarking on a political career, and, when  he did so anyway, urged him not to seek a higher post, and to protect his sporting legacy by remaining a private person (if that’s at all possible for a world champion).
There was a better path for Pacquiao to be of service to his less fortunate countrymen, whose plight, he said, is a constant reminder of where he came from. He could have used his name and his popularity to train the spotlight on causes and advocacies that need a crusader to rally support or intervention their way.
He could have provided the kind of help that does not need an official political title or a big chunk of his personal savings. It’s time Manny Pacquiao buckled down to study what he needs to know and do now that he has fully committed to his senatorial run. The filing of the case was based most recently on Duterte’s remarks recounting his reaction upon seeing the body of Australian lay missionary Jacqueline Hamill who had been held hostage and then killed in a standoff with troopers.
With less than a month left before the voting on May 9, it’s iffy if this case and the outcry raised against the mayor’s recent remarks—and the pattern of offensive words and behavior toward women during the campaign—would have an impact on his chances at the polls. But it’s still worth putting it on record, I believe, that many folk raised their voices and even risked political capital to make themselves heard. Among the first to issue a public protest against the Davao City mayor was former Negros Occidental governor Lito Coscolluela, who said that “when you insult women with your vile behavior, I only think of my loving mother, my only daughter, my caring wife and my many decent women relatives and friends. She decried how “a man aspiring (to) the highest office in our land casually made a rape joke amid a very real and tragic situation. The evangelical leaders thus joined Catholic bishops who earlier denounced the candidate’s callous remarks. While saying they would not demand an apology or any sort of action, the pastors said they were leaving Duterte’s fate up to the judgement of God and the Filipino people.
Though he was writing about the American presidential elections and another candidate—Donald Trump—New York Times columnist David Brooks has words that bear eerie echoes with our own Duterte conundrum. As an avid collector of antiques since the 1970s, it was inevitable that Rosita Arcenas ended up with over 500 pieces of Chinese and Southeast Asian ceramics, mostly excavated in the Philippines.
History is a narrative, and the story of these ceramics is the same as those told in the ceramic galleries of the National Museum and by the Roberto Villanueva Collection in the Ayala Museum—stories from artifacts rather than in books and archival manuscripts. Arab and Chinese traders encountered small seafaring communities by the coasts and waterways of the Philippine archipelago in the 9th century. Traces of this trade are the ceramics that, in our museums, most people find boring because it seems that once you have seen one blue-and-white Ming plate, you have seen them all. In time, and because of their design and utility, these imported ceramics became prestige objects that proclaimed their owner’s wealth and status. Most of the ceramics were found in graves, obviously placed there as furniture the soul could bring to the afterlife. Then there are elegant ewers in the shape of the auspicious double gourd with graceful handles in the form of dragons. Next time you get bored with a museum display of ancient pots, give them a second look and imagine how they must have figured in our prehistory and how they figure in our lives today.
This year’s April 23 is a special World Book Day because it commemorates the 400th death anniversary of two of the world’s best and, maybe, most famous writers: William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes. About Shakespeare and Cervantes, there have been many attempts to compare the two since they were contemporaries. Then there are the number of translations of Shakespeare—some 100 languages, according to an article in The Guardian. Shakespeare seems particularly popular in Asia where his plays are frequently adapted, crossing borders in time and place. These adaptations, including those for the cinema, are a testament to Shakespeare’s being able to capture themes that are timeless and universal, in countless enigmatic, even paradoxical ways. The Spaniards claim “Don Quixote” has been translated into some 140 languages; I did check for but could not find a Filipino translation.
I despair too when I get into planes, seeing non-Filipinos struggling to get on board with bags full of books while the Filipinos stagger in with loads of duty-free liquor and cigarettes.  Sure, maybe the Filipinos, like myself, have the books on Kindle or an iPad, but when I go around the cabin I rarely see my   kababayan  reading books or, for that matter, reading anything.
Even the philosopher Socrates had reservations about writing (which he said would erode memory) and reading (which would lead to students thinking they have knowledge). But the neglect of books and reading is serious in the Philippines, and made even more tragic when you think about how we are a democracy, which means we almost have unlimited access to books. Books create civility, and congeniality.  I love the way we Filipinos are so good at quoting lines from movies, but wouldn’t it be even better if we could quote from literature, our own or the world’s? The battles to promote book appreciation have to be fought at home, in schools and in communities. The other pitch I want to make is for a group that purchases Filipino children’s books for public schools, day-care centers and other groups. I am part of that unique subpopulation—millennials—who came of age at the turn of the century when huge strides were made in communication and technology. Into this picture comes something that I had never paused to think about prior to my discovery of the Internet: social justice, or the view that all people deserve fair and equitable treatment at all levels—social, economic, political and so forth. It’s through social media that a lot of us are educated about what is “Not Okay,” and this is one of those times. Maybe there’s a lesson here: that it’s also through the discussion of online social justice that we are reminded that the first reaction to prejudice and privilege should be to educate, and not castigate. Last week, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, a candidate in the upcoming presidential election, pledged to declare drug-related problems as a national security threat and to allocate two divisions of the Philippine Army and 3,000 policemen to fight it. It seems that harsh penalties are not a deterrent, as despite having some of the harshest penalties for drug offenses in Asia, more and more people are arrested for drug use and possession every year in the Philippines.
The unbalanced investment in heavily punitive measures has diverted attention and resources away from ensuring access to evidence-based drug treatment and harm reduction services, such as the provision of needle and syringe programs to prevent the spread of HIV among people who inject drugs. In other parts of the world, governments are turning away from the use of harsh punishment to manage drug-related problems.
It is the devastating consequences of prohibitionist and punitive drug policies that motivated the heads of state of Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia to call for the first Ungass on the world drug problem in almost two decades, which started in New York April 19 and will end today. With the Ungass, the Philippines was similarly presented with an opportunity to revisit and revise its drug policy and move away from punitive drug laws that are ineffective in addressing drug problems and are detrimental to public health. In this context, it is disconcerting that Duterte is proposing to divert resources toward militarizing the drug enforcement response. In practice, however, the ritual of the majority of senators—past and present—is to silently question yet loudly accept a dogma that fundamentally frames the Philippines’ external relations standpoint. This is the case no matter how severely harmful these prescriptions may be and which regularly violate Philippine sovereignty and endanger the lives of the Filipino masses in the long run. Sadly for us, from July 4, 1946, until the present, the Senate only once delivered a majority vote against America’s strategic interests. Hence, most senators tend to lose their strategic focus quite rapidly, because they no longer see the need to provide any type of independent leadership for their people anymore. The disappointing political deterioration of the Senate is clearly rooted in the backward and underdeveloped national structures and processes of the Philippine capitalist system itself. Indeed, the current international terrain is a shifting landscape of complex and complicated dynamics. Because these global issues gravely impact upon us all, we are now compelled to pursue an alternative foreign policy framework in response to external challenges.
Decisively, today’s highly fluid international environment should push a new generation of senators to urgently and swiftly cochart a path to independently lead our country through a multifaceted mix of global forces.
Rasti Delizo is an international affairs analyst and presently the political affairs coordinator of the socialist labor center Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino. She said she agonized over her choice, and concluded that many others agonized over their choices, too.
This is a natural consequence of not being able to go beyond personalities to concepts and platforms.
What is worse and sadder, though, is the blatant hypocrisy of the noisiest among partisans. I had written in a previous article that decisions of people are dictated by the number and intensity of their fears, their basic needs and their deepest aspirations.
Our partisanship, therefore, is rooted on the dynamics of our fears, our needs and our dreams or aspirations.
I do not understand why we seem forced to intellectualize our reasons for our preferences to others. What is extremely difficult for many is to respect the right of others to choose whoever they please. When we hide our inability to extend respect to those we differ with, we naturally point to the weakness of their choice, either the character or the record of their preferred candidates, or question the very intelligence or integrity of their fellow voter. The Aquino administration’s revised “Philippine Development Plan: 2011-2016” targeted to reduce the country’s poverty incidence. The Philippines has a democratic form of government but it is dominated by the elite—big businessmen and politicians. Among developing countries—such as Kenya, Bangladesh, India, Ghana, Laos, Timor-Leste and the Philippines—where the ratio of public sector employment to total population (public sector employment rate) is less than 2 percent, the poverty incidence is more than 24 percent.
Given the above realities, the Filipino voters should elect a president and political leaders who have the charisma, guts, capability and sincerity to lead the nation in accelerating the development of agriculture to its maximum, sustainable productivity while keeping the current momentum in improving its CPI and GDP growth. Globe Director for Corporate Social Responsibility Fernando Esguerra (left) joins Fotini Ali, U.S.
Globe Telecom is leading the way in helping businesses do their share in minimizing environmental impact of electronic waste and countering its harmful effects on health through close collaboration with private corporations on the adoption of Project 1 Phone (P1P) mobile recycling program. At the forefront of the advocacy is Globe Business which is launching its two-month environmental sustainability campaign in support of Earth Day 2016 using P1P as a platform.  This is the second time for Globe business to rally its enterprise clientele to join the program. Globe Business engages its corporate clients to run the P1P campaign in their organizations by encouraging donations of individual and company e-waste such as non-working or damaged phones and tablets, mobile phone batteries, and even personal computers.  This early, the group has already received commitment from companies like Coca Cola (FEMSA Philippines), Nestle, Bayan Telecommunications, Pilmico, Aboitiz Equity Ventures and Huawei. Huawei Technologies Philippines shows support for environmental sustainability through participation in Globe Telecom’s Project 1 Phone. As of end 2015, Globe Business was able to contribute significantly to the e-waste collected under P1P by partnering with Huawei, Aboitiz, Coca-Cola, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.
P1P was born in 2014 to help address dwindling earth resources which are further reduced when people carelessly dump e-waste and other hazardous materials in the environment.  Many people are unaware that electronic items thrown together with common trash contain toxic metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and beryllium may harm the environment when released into the air or get into the ground or waterways. Globe Business also offers a roster of cloud solutions that help spell the difference towards environmental sustainability such as Canvas Mobile Forms which eliminates paperwork, captures information electronically and allows collected data to be shared instantly- saving up to 75% on paper costs as well as productivity savings. LOCAL stocks ended flat on Friday as investors took their cue from the regional downturn and an overnight sell-off in Wall Street. Outside of the PSEi, NOW gained 5.59 percent and was the second most actively traded stock.
On the other hand, Metrobank and AP both gained over 1 percent while URC, BPI, SM Prime, AC, MPI and Megaworld also firmed up. 8990 Holdings Inc., one of the country’s largest mass housing developers, has mandated the investment banking arm of China Bank to underwrite the offering of up to P5 billion worth of securities backed by housing receivables.
Under the proposed securitization deal, 8990 Holdings’ subsidiaries will sell up to P5 billion worth of contract to sell receivables to a special purpose company of China Bank Capital, which will then issue three tranches of asset-backed securities to investors. The special purpose vehicle will in turn use the cash flows from the receivables to make principal and interest payments to the investors until each tranche is completely paid in order of seniority. THE COUNTRY’S leading lender Banco de Oro Unibank sees net profit growing by 4 percent this year to a record-high P26 billion on the back of a double-digit growth in interest earnings. For the full year 2016, BDO’s net interest income is projected to rise by 18 percent while non-interest income is seen to decline by 3 percent.
The projected net profit of P26 billion this year is seen to translate to a return on equity of 12.5 to 13 percent, Tan said.

This allows Jollibee to take 100 percent control of Mang Inasal in line with the terms of shareholders’ agreement signed in 2010. SINGAPORE, Singapore—Oil prices climbed in Asia on Friday, heading for their third weekly gain after OPEC said it was open to fresh calls on freezing output despite the failure to reach a deal at the weekend.
The exporting group’s Secretary-General Abdalla El-Badri said it could revive the discussion among members and hold further talks with non-members. A much-vaunted meeting Sunday in Doha collapsed after kingpin Saudi Arabia pulled out owing to bitter rival Iran’s refusal to join in output limits.
However, while crude prices plunged immediately after the meeting fell apart, it has surged this week thanks to falling US production, a strike in key producer Kuwait and signs of a pick-up in key market China. However, BMI Research warned in a note that the long-running enmity between Iran and Saudi Arabia—who are fighting proxy wars in the Middle East—could prevent any deal being made. According to the Insurance Commission, Loyola Plans had already released checks due for 36 plan holders who earlier filed claims, while 61 checks for claimants with matured benefits had been turned over to the regulator for release.
The Insurance Commission said all 95 complaints it earlier received with regard to Loyola Plans’ nonpayment of matured benefits had been addressed, with 13 already settled, 20 pending verification and being processed for check issuance and 61 with checks ready for release. Loyola Plans’ president Jesusa Puyat Concepcion  assured Loyola plan holders in the provinces that they “will not be affected by the said closure of the company’s provincial branches,”  the Insurance Commission said. Top Philippine conglomerates, like most of their peers in the region, have been picking up European real estate as a way to diversify, officials from Dutch financial giant ING said.
One recent deal involving a Philippine investor is the acquisition by tycoon Andrew Tan of Torre Espacio, a 224-meter, 56-storey tower that is considered one of the iconic skyscrapers in Madrid.
The property was acquired by Tan in November 2015 from Spain’s Grupo Villar Mir of international construction group OHL.  ING Bank was the sole underwriter and mandated lead arranger for the 280-million euro, seven-year loan to finance 50 percent of the acquisition price. In a statement Thursday, ING Bank Manila country manager Consuelo Garcia said Europe—particularly Spain, which has close historic ties with the Philippines—was a good destination for Asian investors because of good valuation, transparency, ease of doing business, specialized high-tech sector, among other factors.
Demand for European commercial real estate from Asian investors, including those from the Philippines, is seen to grow due in part to their need for diversification of assets under management, the increase in buying opportunities and the attraction posed by lower interest rates and the Euro-US dollar exchange rate. Scholten cited the growing number of sovereign wealth funds, life insurance companies, asset management funds and family offices from almost every country across Asia as some of the parties investing in Europe. ING REF deems itself well-positioned to cater to the influx of cross-border investments with its leadership position in real estate finance. In the Philippines, ING Bank is a key player in financial markets, mergers and acquisitions (M&As), and specialized sector financing such as utilities, power, and infrastructure. About six months ago, a businessman and former investment banker was looking at a proposal about a certain remittance firm that was on the selling block.  After looking at the documents, however, the businessman decided not to endorse to his principal investor the acquisition of this company.
The rationale was that in an environment of tighter financial regulations and technological advances globally, it would be difficult for an independent or non-bank remittance firm to thrive. Six months later, the businessman could only heave a sigh of relief that he didn’t recommend the takeover of this remittance firm to the group. Otherwise, it would have been him in hot water before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee explaining the $81-million dirty money flow coming from the cyber heist on the Bangladeshi central bank. Months before the “jackpot” deal turned into ashes, controversial Philrem Service Corp.—led by couple Michael and Salud Bautista (that’s “Concon” and “Sheba,” respectively, for those who know them)—was on sale, based on the reckoning of the businessman. Established 1873 and operated between Rotterdam and New York City until 1882, when Hoboken became the American home port at the Fifth Street Pier.
Because it was headquartered in Rotterdam and provided service to the Americas, it became known as Holland America Line (HAL).
In 1971, HAL suspended its transatlantic passenger trade and, in 1973, the company sold its cargo shipping division. The company was formed as a result of the reorganization of an earlier company, Plate, Reuchlin & Co. Statendam II is taken over in its Belfast building dock by the British for use as the troopship Justicia, which was torpedoed and sunk in 1918.
HAL sells most of its fleet of WWII-era freighters and, with several other lines, organizes Atlantic Container Line.
By this centennial year, HAL has transported 76 million tons of freight between Europe and North America and 4.5 million passengers.
During inaugural activities of the Rotterdam, HAL introduces its award-winning private island, Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas.
With the Amsterdam, HAL introduces its present house flag with three blue and white strips with the Holland America Half Moon logo. The 1,848 passenger, 81,769-ton ship is designed to provide HAL guests with a new standard of space, convenience and premium amenities.
The festivities include the launch and naming of the new Vista-class ms Oosterdam by Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of The Netherlands. Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet and Captain Hans Van Biljouw watch as the Oosterdam is dedicated.
Signature of Excellence® raises the standard in premium cruising with enhancements such as plush Euro-top mattresses and large fluffy towels in cabins, a Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, and new dining and entertainment options to be completed by the end of 2006. The 81,769-ton, 1,848-passenger vessel is the third in Holland America Line's history to bear the Westerdam name. Kruse succeeds Kirk Lanterman, who, after 30 years at the helm, will continue to serve as chairman in a non-executive role. Enhancements include a horseback riding and swimming tour, a stingray adventure program, an AquaTrax personal water craft course and a family aqua park. The multi-year partnership will provide HAL guests an opportunity to experience demonstrations and seminars conducted by top chefs, wine experts and leading cookbook authors provided by Food & Wine. Signature of Excellence® enhancements will be completed on 10 ships at the start of 2006 and all 13 ships by fall 2006. It then sets sail on its maiden voyage roundtrip from homeport New York City to the Caribbean. Komen Foundation - will officially begin rolling out across the entire Holland America Line fleet. The individuals, believed to be refugees from a number of countries, had been sailing on a boat which had capsized. All deck officers on Holland America Line vessels have taken the course, which received a Conservation Partnership Award from NOAA. Tours of the unique art and antique collections on each of the line's five-star ships - together valued at tens of millions of dollars - are available fleetwide by the end of 2006.
Komen for the Cure, easily exceeding its $250,000 fundraising goal for the year-long program which ended today. The new 2,100-passenger ship will be built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri at its Marghera shipyard at an estimated all-in cost of €425 million. Rotterdam arriving on its maiden voyage at Fifth Street Pier of Holland America Line, September 11, 1959. Freight cars running on the River Road tracks of the Hoboken Manufacturers Railroad (predecessor to Hoboken Shore Railroad) are seen.
The vista extends from about Second to Fifth Streets with the Holland America Line Fifth Street Pier seen. This clubhouse was accessed by a dock that was between Fourth and Fifth Streets The building in the right background is Holland America Lines Fifth Street Pier. The scene is on River Road (note railroad tracks in the cobblestoned street) approximately between Fifth and Sixth Streets. Joey Salceda ended all speculations on his political plan, confirming that he was withdrawing his support for administration standard-bearer Mar Roxas to push Poe’s candidacy. Isa siya sa mga kasama namin… Ilokano din po (si Binay), nag-uusap din kami ng Ilokano. After the SET ruled in favor of Poe, he went to the high court asking a reversal of the decision.
2015, INC supporters staged a demonstration along Edsa and in front of the Department of Justice to protest the investigation  by then Justice Secretary Leila De Lima of the kidnapping and corruption allegations faced by the church.
Meanwhile, the Manalo matriarch Cristina “Tenny” Villanueva Manalo prayed for the safety of some ministers who she claimed were abducted. The train derailed early on April 22, leaving the locomotive driver dead and eight passengers injured.
The AFP, your AFP, is committed to achieving an orderly and peaceful conduct of this coming election. Victor Bernabe, Pandi police chief, said Orolfo was suspected to be a gun-for-hire, who has outstanding warrants of arrest for other murder charges in Bulacan. No, it seems too much to ask that he back out of the Senate race, especially because his candidacy is one of his two main reasons for quitting the sport, the other being his decision to give in to his family’s wish that he hang up his gloves. It’s a statement we hope he will repeat even more, this time in a private setting, to himself. His absences during sessions at the House of Representatives provide more than ample fuel for critics to question how well he served his constituents in Sarangani province in the chamber. He is busy bringing honor to the country, they would say, selling the premise that the glory he earned in the boxing ring was sufficient substitute for his lack of activity as a legislator—blows for laws, as it were. This time, a successful run for a Senate seat will be put under heavy scrutiny, the likes of which he may be completely unaware. Because of how strongly he has been warned that he is unfit for a Senate seat, he cannot hope to do a Lito Lapid—that is to say, ill-equipped, incoherent, a veritable doorstop—during his term.
But there are those who will still judge him by his declaration of wanting to serve the Filipino public. And it isn’t by being, in his promoter’s words, a “one-man social service department” shelling out dole to the long queue constantly making a beeline for his house. He could have used the international goodwill he gained as a boxing icon to seek foreign assistance to help ease the conditions of the country’s poorest sectors.
Forget the rounds, the purses, the prizes, the belts, the pay-per-view-shares, the big-name opponents.
According to the mayor, seeing how lovely—“like a movie actress”—Hamill was, he was angered not just because she had been gang-raped by the prisoners but also because “she was so beautiful” and he rued that they should have let the mayor (himself) have a go first.
Many of them are victims of economic dislocation and it is hard to fault them for seeking a change, of course, even if it is simplistic and ignorant.
Part of our nation’s story comes from old pots that illustrate trade and civilization in these islands long before the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. But if you take the time to give these ceramics a second look you will realize that the high-fired imported ceramics are different from low-fired Philippine earthenware; these are impermeable, glazed, ornamented with iron spots or with freely painted auspicious symbols in Chinese or Tibetan characters, as well as with images of pine, prunus, peach, twin, fish, twin Mandarin ducks, dragon chasing pearl, phoenix, and frolicking Fu dogs.
These were used as water droppers on scholars’ tables where water was added to an ink stone on which ink sticks were ground to produce the ink for Chinese calligraphy.
They come in three types: white qingbai glaze, white qingbai glaze with brown iron spots, or white qingbai glaze painted with floral sprays in cobalt blue. Of course, Shakespeare comes out looking like the winner because he was so prolific, with 37 plays and 154 sonnets in all to his name. Dulaang UP recently staged one such adaptation of “King Lear,” which, it turns out, seems to have a particular appeal to Asians; one particularly spectacular version was staged in Melbourne with actors from several Asian countries speaking their parts in Chinese, Bahasa Indonesia and Japanese. The narrative’s theme of lofty idealism is universal, too, so much so that in English we now have words like “quixotic” (which means to be unrealistic and impractical) and “chasing windmills,” referring to some people’s pursuit of a daunting personal cause, which is seen by many as futile, yet is respected because it is so unrelenting. Alas, Cervantes’ great novel is perhaps much too long to read, and the number of people who have read it cover to cover is probably going to dwindle even more in this age of SMS (short message service), Twitter and Facebook postings. The British have another World Book Day on March 3 and, strangely, call April 23 World Book Night, which as you might imagine will be celebrated with extra enthusiasm this year. All over the world, there’s ambivalence about books.  Just think of the connotations of words like “bookworm” and “bookish,” suggesting that people who read are too detached from the world, impractical and idealistic like Don Quixote. Dictators—secular, political, religious—were more fearful of the printed word as giving people dangerous ideas.  Just look at how books were censored, even burned.
Our problem lies with the environments we have, at home and in school, where the libraries are limited, and where books are associated with assignments that are difficult or boring, or both. The rather dismal choices we have in this year’s elections are due, in part, to our inability to see beyond our archipelago, even with millions of Filipinos living overseas (and who, working hard all day, have little time for books or, if they do, would have other budgetary priorities).
But outlets like Books for Less have gone a long way toward creating more book-friendly homes. The unrepeatable phenomenon of experiencing life without and then with the Internet defined a huge shift in our childhoods; thus on some level we grew up more educated by the Internet than by our schools. It’s become a part of how we use the Internet; we express indignation at the mistreatment of others, we share articles on great strides against racism or sexism or other types of prejudice. People with and without political agenda or preferred candidates are coming out of the woodwork to say that rape jokes are unacceptable.
Whatever our feelings about the presidential candidates, or their flaws and their achievements relative to each other’s, it ought at least to be clear that a rape joke by itself is nonnegotiably a bad thing. Clearly the rape joke (and whatever it might represent about the candidate) is just one among many factors to consider in candidate selection. Regardless of who wins on Election Day, rape culture and the structures that keep it in place, will still exist afterwards, and what we do and say during this time has power beyond the elections and beyond the next presidential term. This lack of investment in health services means that those who are looking for help with problems relating to their drug use cannot get it.
After a century of prohibitionist drug policies, with vast resources poured into law and military enforcement and increasingly severe punishments imposed for drug use and supply, the world is very far from achieving the “drug-free world” envisaged by the last UN General Assembly Special Session (Ungass) on the world drug problem in 1998. The Ungass was envisaged as a critical juncture to evaluate the effectiveness of existing drug policies and to debate alternative strategies that could achieve better outcomes for the health and welfare of humankind—the objective of the international drug treaties.
It should review its laws criminalizing people who use drugs and disproportionately punishing low-level offenders, and create new policies that allow evidence-based harm reduction services such as needle-and-syringe exchange programs. Such action risks escalating violence, at great cost to human life and the security of communities, with virtually no chance of success in even suppressing drug markets.
Aside from its high-profile public investigations “in aid of legislation,” the Senate can effectively make or break the Philippine state’s position on a wide range of internationally focused economic, political and security questions.
Thus, the basic attitude of Philippine foreign policy is to always bow to the global dictates of the United States and to never oppose its self-serving policy impositions on us. And because our foreign policy logic is stuck in a neo-Cold War syndrome, our traditional political elites cannot seem to conduct Philippine diplomacy beyond a 20th-century mindset. Combined with the support of a strong anti-US-bases mass movement at the time, 12 senators finally abrogated the RP-US Military Bases Agreement on Sept.
This is one major factor why our senators cannot seem to appreciate the formal powers of sovereignty which the Senate officially still wields, and that is vested within their collective leadership. Almost the entire Philippine state’s economic-political-security setup is directly plugged into, and fully dependent on, a global capitalist system dominated by a bloc of imperialist powers led by the United States.
Thus, a new external relations agenda should be truly independent, progressively sovereign, democratically cooperative, and internationalist in character. The urgency of formulating a forward-looking foreign policy as a frontline weapon to protect our people’s collective interests from potential external threats and dangers cannot be overstated. In that post, she said that if elections were held today, she would vote for a particular presidential candidate.
And she then challenged others to disparage her choice if they were willing for their choices to be disparaged as well.
We devolve to choosing from character preferences instead of higher visions—because there is a lack of solid virtues and an absence of visions to compare.
In that dimension of partisan politics, I think it has become the norm to simply shoot one’s mouth off in defense of his or her choice as though the words that come out are intelligent or objective. We are not elevating the good and noble to dominate our value system, to be the primary guides for decision-making. A little wrong is the beginning of a bigger wrong, the angry thought the beginning of a violent act, the insult a preface for a slap. That same democracy has incorporated a system of systemic change through elections, and elections via popular choice.
There is nothing that changes this principle substantially except substantial changes in fear, need and aspiration levels. In this project, Globe collects e-waste from its operations and customers and transports the whole lot to its accredited partner Total Environment Solutions Asset Material Management (TES-AMM) Philippines.  After weigh-in, TES-AMM Philippines ships the waste to its company in Singapore for proper recycling.
Across the region, most stock markets slipped on disappointing earnings from US blue chip companies. The company has been perked up for the past few weeks by expectations of a shift to the broadband business.
The P5billion securitization mandate given to China Bank is the largest securitization deal ever to be assembled in the Philippines and it opens up a whole new horizon for housing finance in the country,” 8990 president and chief executive officer Januario Jesus Atencio said in a press statement on Friday. Tehran said it was still in the process of raising production after the removal of nuclear-linked Western sanctions in January. We are closely monitoring the claims settlement process of Loyola to fast-track the release of overdue claims. The bank also boasts of a global network across 40 countries in Asia, Europe, the United States and Latin America. Scholten noted that ING had over 220 dedicated real estate financing experts in eight of the most liquid markets in Europe, teams in New York, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore. It would have been him dealing with the tax evasion charges filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue. It remained there until March 1963 when line moved to New York City piers on the west side.
At the beginning of the war, the Westernland, berthed at Falmouth, England, becomes the seat of the Netherlands government. Also this year, HAL was the first line to adopt the Lido dining concept with a wide variety of dining selections.
During the international oil crisis, the price of marine fuel nearly triples, resulting in the Veendam III and Volendam II being laid up for a time and then chartered to Monarch Cruise Lines of Miami. Other HAL ships cruised to the Caribbean and Bermuda, with the Rotterdam also conducting an annual world cruise.
Purchased for $19.5 million, the private Caribbean island beach experience on 45 acres of a 2,450-acre island received rave reviews.
The 1,848-passenger vessels, costing approximately $400 million each, mark the beginning of a new class of vessel to expand premium cruising. The Rotterdam joins the Oosterdam in the company's founding city of Rotterdam for events that include visits by past employees, a luncheon for World War II veterans, a royal maritime gala, a Mariner luncheon and tours for local dignitaries. Nearly one million guests have visited Half Moon Cay, the industry's top private island experience. May galing at lakas ng loob magpatupad ng batas (My president has clear plans and has the heart for the ordinary Filipino. As oftenly said, the AFP will remain apolitical and will stretch its means to contribute to that end,” Miranda added.
I am not a bad person, and I am not stupid enough to order a hit knowing full well I would immediately become a suspect,” the mayor said.
No longer just a representative of a district, he will be answerable to a much larger, much more demanding, constituency that may not have forgotten his lamentable slur on same-sex relationships. If the case prospers and gets a favorable hearing, Duterte may end up, if not yet in hell, then at least behind cold, steel prison bars. Now well-curated in the University of San Carlos Museum in Cebu, the ceramics have become tangible proof of a lively maritime trade between the Philippines and its neighbors from the 11th through the 19th centuries. Many of these pots are older than the name “Filipinas” such that the pioneering prehistorian H. Trade was conducted through barter; silk, iron, parasols, glass and porcelain brought by the Chinese were exchanged for the Filipinos’ pearls, tortoise shell, yellow wax, betel nut, abaca fabric, cotton and provisions of fresh water, meat, vegetable and fruit for their onward journey.
These images meant something to the Chinese; what did they come to mean to the early Filipinos?
These 14th-century Yuan “balimbing jarlets” that come in plain white  qingbai  glaze, or white with brown iron spots, or with floral designs in cobalt blue or underglaze red, are significant because these were not found in China. What ancient Filipinos used these jarlets and water droppers for, aside from grave furniture, remains a mystery. Then I’ll go into the importance of World Book Day to the Philippines, and close with an appeal to help make this year’s World Book Day more meaningful. I’m elated seeing our book fairs packed with people, but I worry, too when my kids beg to go to National Bookstore or Powerbooks only to end up buying everything except books.
Books are the lifelines of faculty members, and the loss of their private libraries was devastating.  Fortunately, Anvil and the university presses of Ateneo de Manila, De La Salle and the University of Santo Tomas have teamed up for a Sagip Guro project that offers books at great discounts for faculty members affected by the fires. It was the great “Equalizer”: For the first time, concepts that were previously confined to academic circles and dry social science treatises were widely available to any 13-year-old with a modem. Some of them are your garden-variety mudslinging, but some of them stem from the genuine need to point out that there is such a thing as rape culture, and that the Philippines in the 21st century needs to be able to recognize that such a thing exists.
Whether it plays any substantial part in swaying votes one way or another remains to be seen. Maybe we do deserve a president who is willing to recognize that rape culture and systematic oppression do exist, and who won’t contribute to that. Despite already significant investment of state resources in law enforcement for police to conduct raids, arrests and seizures to tackle drugs, a violent criminal market continues to grow in the Philippines. Possession of drugs alone can lead to a sentence of life imprisonment, while the maximum sentence for homicide is 17 years imprisonment.
The Philippines now has a health crisis on its hands, with the world’s second highest rate of HIV prevalence among people who inject drugs. The reality is that even in countries that have meted out the most excessive brutality in an attempt to eliminate drugs—from Thailand’s 2003 “war on drugs” (which resulted in 2,800 people dead from extrajudicial killings in the first three months) to Mexico’s militarization of its drug war in 2006 (which provoked outbreaks of violence with drug cartels leading to over 164,000 homicide victims between 2007 and 2014)—no claim of success in even suppressing drug markets, least of all eliminating them, can be made.
In the lead-up to the Ungass, many governments including the United States, Uruguay and Colombia, called for a shift in drug policies from a focus on law enforcement toward public health. This is the lesson learned by governments around the world that have attempted to fight drug problems with violence and punishment.
Partly because they are not guided by any sovereign perspective linked to a progressive foreign policy agenda, many senators lack a broad world view on the changing international system.
This blend of principles should help advance a more liberating and nonchauvinistic foreign policy paradigm for our people amid the current international conflicts and regional tensions buffeting our country. It should also advance a set of internationalist solidarity initiatives to help guide the world’s oppressed majority toward a humanity-oriented global project that is rights-based, people-centered, and socially-just. She knew that naming the person she was most likely to vote for (she did say her decision was not final) would create a controversy even among her own friends and network of social media allies. Noisy partisans would become the laughing stock of an audience that is truly intelligent and objective.
We then try to justify our preferences with all sorts of reasons, usually the good traits or deeds of our choices, which is what it should be, but we cannot help but put down the other candidates. Even if the candidates who present themselves to us all have their dark secrets, so have we. If we explain why we prefer someone to another person who prefers another, our explanation will not be understood, or respected—just as theirs will not be to us either.
Unusual choices, the kind that surprises others, are built on unusual emotional and material conditions.
And the hypocrites are the last ones to recognize their hypocrisy as they are too busy pointing to the wrongs of weaknesses of others.
And the foremost consideration of the appointees is the vested interests of their sponsors. Cambodia’s small farmers, or those with less than two hectares per household, account for most of private sector activity.
The Insurance Commission will issue further announcement and advisory with regard to this matter,” he said. It has closed more than $17 billion worth of M&A deals for the government and its clients. A But he promised me on his returnA back to the United States I would be the first media personality to interview him in New York City.A  I never will forget how confident he was that he would return victorious. HAL sells its Transport Division - and the last of its cargo vessels - to the Swedish Brostrom Group .In addition to its cruise business, HAL continues to have holdings in other marine businesses including steel cables, tarpaulins, navigational instruments and ship chandlery.
At the bottom edge is a ship being docked at the Holland America Line Fifth Street Pier (note tug pushing near bow); Little League baseball field has players on field. Aquino did not name a permanent new AFP chief and instead designated one in an acting capacity  to give the next president a direct hand in appointing one. People will demand to see him in action during televised inquiries mounted in aid of legislation. Or will he be shown up as a mere carnival barker peddling public service dreams as currency for political clout?
Otley Beyer defined the 10th to early 16th centuries as a period different from the earlier Stone Age and Iron Age. Some high-fired plates and bowls, ringing like a bell when flicked with a finger, came to be used for rituals because they were believed to possess magic qualities. They were found only in archeological sites in the Philippines and parts of Indonesia, which suggests that they were made specially for export to the Southeast Asian market. A simpler and smaller version of these can be seen in Chinese restaurants today, as droppers for soy sauce or vinegar.
But old habits die hard, and in the 21st century Filipinos still practice a form of pabaon by throwing flowers into the grave of loved ones at the time of burial; or by leaving a cut rosary, paper currency, or other keepsakes in the coffin to accompany the dead in the afterlife. Well, they’ll have Shakespeare readings in that grand institution that is the British Library, which presumably will stay open through the night. You can also buy books from them with specific instructions on what or which institution or department you want the book for.
Maybe it’s also a function of the way social media allows us to explore stories that are not our own.
As such, people who had never paused to think about rape jokes before are forced to confront the idea that words have power: that the trivialization of rape is both an effect of and a contributor to the objectification of women.
To me however it has come out as a sort of felix culpa, a happy fault—an unfortunate occurrence bearing some semblance of good fruit.
But, regardless of who wins, maybe change is coming—and maybe it starts with us and with our keyboards, and our capacity to educate ourselves and others.
These measures have led to the highest prison overcrowding rates (over 700 percent in some regions) in Southeast Asia.
Year after year, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime reports expanding and diversifying drug markets, especially for methamphetamine in Southeast and East Asia.
And thus, they readily lose sight of any positive potential which the Philippines can yet contribute to the greater welfare of the global order today. And what is more important is the good they have and the good they can do, from their past performance as proof of what they are most predisposed to do.
And our preferences for particular candidates are grounded on this fundamental behavioral platform. It is simply because the context of our choices are intimately and directly related to an inner context of fears, needs and wishes. In an election, there is no demand that we understand in the same way, feel in the same way, and vote for the same candidates. It is so much easier to resent and insult others who do not agree with us, so much easier to condemn the weaknesses of candidates we do not prefer, and so hard to simply respect our differences. Every new administration makes thousands of elite-backed appointments; this explains the lack of continuity in our national directions and policies, which weakens our institutions and makes them more vulnerable to patronage and corruption. They are provided with technical assistance and training to better prepare them to adapt to climate change; water-use efficiency is enhanced to protect their livelihood and sustain food security. Staff is reduced 34% - from 3,944 to 2,595 - with those remaining taking a 9-10% cut in salary. Ang ganon ay para malaman ng kababayan natin kung sino ang mga pinipili nila,” he said in a media briefing in Nueva Ecija on Friday. Dennis Batangan (0917-5045272) if you want to help.  I’ve been helping them with their campaign with a request to allocate books for the lumad (indigenous people in Mindanao) communities in evacuation centers.
For the first time, through blogging platforms and online communities, a teenager growing up in a middle-class Filipino household could have an idea of what it was like to be black in the middle of a white American suburb, or to be a lesbian afraid to come out to her conservative Christian family, or to be poor, or to be a rape victim just beginning to recover from her trauma.
In a political season where the discussion on the rights of women and other marginalized groups has often been pushed to the back burner, suddenly the topic is on everyone’s lips and their Facebook feeds.
Whatever else the rape joke has turned out to be, it’s turned out to be a lesson on the power of words and of the Internet, and how we wield them.
Paiboon Khumchaya, publicly acknowledged the goal of eradicating drugs as counterproductive, leading only to systemic police corruption, and prisons overcrowded with low-level drug offenders from impoverished backgrounds. For the Philippines to go against this trend is to perpetuate the devastating consequences of unjust and ineffective drug policies, and the waste of already scarce resources, without improving outcomes for the health and security of communities. The debate then moves to what is the graver sin, killing or stealing, lying or adultery, stupidity or not caring enough. Because the good they are and the good they can do must be the basis of our choice—the good and not the nonexistent lesser evil.
Hence, Cambodia has earned the reputation of being one of the world’s best performers when it comes to poverty reduction. YUM!!!A Our loving couple had to laugh, when they were greeted with a notice at the beginning of Tracy's driveway to her farm, which read 'Only Pete & Nikki can visit today, - everyone else can piss off'.
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She has the ability and courage to enforce the law),” said Salceda, a member of the administration Liberal Party. I visited one such center in Davao and was touched by how, amid the difficult conditions, the children have been able to continue studying, but struggling with very few books. Through the experience of other people’s stories and exposure to a variety of ideas and counterideas, we are more able to recognize privilege and the existence of systematic inequality across cultures.
There might be Internet trolls who thumb their noses up at the women’s rights movement and ask what all the fuss is about, but across the nation there are people looking at their phones and computer screens slowly digesting the idea that all along, women have had to live with some things that fundamentally have never been an obstacle to men. It is often those who are already poor and vulnerable that suffer most from these punitive policies.
And if we as a people cannot go nearer towards this, then our popular choices will bring us regret after regret. Because it was headquartered in Rotterdam and provided service to the Americas, it became known as Holland America Line (HAL).Within 25 years, HAL owned a fleet of six cargo and passenger ships, and operated between Holland and theDutch East Indies via the newly constructed Suez Canal. For example, while women are a minority in the prison population, one out of every two women is incarcerated because of a drug-related crime. 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. Viking Model Ships for Kids It’s a fun, easy craft that the kids can make from start to finish. Go without her, or try to find her?' The passengers, (including Pete & Nikki) shoputed in one voice, 'WE WAIT!, - WE'RE NOT LEAVING WITHOUT HER!'A search party was sent out, and she was located and brought to the coach an hour later. This is a fun kids craft for kids, parents, teachers and educators to learn to build, and you. Also in the party were Noi's friend Khem and Frank's pet Chameleon Ozzy, who, despite the presence of Kat From Tv's Big Brother (See picture above with Noi) proved to be the star of the show and grabbed everyone's attention!(See picture left of Ozzy on Frank's head.)There were traditional Thai dancers and costumes, a 'Miss Thai UK Beauty Show', an 'I'm an English person get me out of here' contest, and even a LADYBOY Show, which proved to be quite spectacular.
A My second week at the course I got in early and became bored while waiting for my homeboys.
Step-by-step instructions for hundreds of incredibly cool crafts and science projects that can be built from everyday household. On the way back, the girl who was holding on to Elvis grabbed Pete and grabbed his waist, including him in the conga. A My teammates and coaches were often challenged by my "Just give me the ball and get the hell out of my way" attitude. A I was not the best athlete on the field or on the court, but I thought I was.A When the game was on the line I wanted the ball in my hands. ANDREW (The Scots National Flag) appeared in the sky above!See Below Well, what do you expect when our ubiquitous couple go mon their adventures?
Unbeknown to Pete, Nikki had arranged the trip as a special surprise for him, as he had always wanted to go to Disneyland.
HAL starts to use containers for shipping furniture and other "non-bulk" cargo.1930 HAL battened down the hatches to weather the Great Depression. Staff is reduced 34% - from 3,944 to 2,595 - with those remaining taking a 9-10% cut in salary.1938 HAL's profits begin to increase again.
A A It was a hot evening and the constant in and out of the woods was not a pleasant undertaking. The staff on the plane were amazing, and treated his leg with Aloe Vera-soaked lint, and gave them a complimentary cup of tea.A On their way back to Blighty, our loving couple were amazed to find the Icelandic lady who pushed the wheelchair, and a cleaner friend of hers, running over top them and embracing them.
What I thought would be a nine-hole outing turned into eighteen holes and a White House visit and a Presidential appointment in 1969. General William Rogers, Hattie, President Nixon and HBA Petey and I would become great friends and in 1965 we would meet again.
A The United Planning Organization a self-help community organization was hiring "Neighborhood Workers." A They hired three, me, Petey and H.
A Two years later Rap would be named Chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. A I would become a Roving Leader (Youth Gang Task Force) for the DC Recreation Department and Petey would find his new home in radio at WOL. A Three UPO "Neighborhood Workers" would go on to establish their own independent idenities. A Petey would win 2 Emmy Awards and in 2007 there was a feeble attempt to do his life story on the big screen. He is now in jail serving a life sentence for the murder of a black Deputy Sherrif in Fulton County, Georgia. 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! Brian McIntyre.A  He was sitting almost alone and there was no one waiting in line (compared to today's media circus). The Pinnacle Grill features Pacific Northwest cuisine and style and includes fine wines and elegant presentations.DECEMBER 14, 2002 The First Vista-class ship, ms Zuiderdam, enters service. A  I looked down and notice that all the white media were seated on one side of half-court and all the blacks were seated on the other side of the half-court line. The 1,848 passenger, 81,769-ton ship is designed to provide HAL guests with a new standard of space, convenience and premium amenities.JULY 28-30, 2003 HAL celebrates its 130th anniversary year in Rotterdam. Signature of Excellence® raises the standard in premium cruising with enhancements such as plush Euro-top mattresses and large fluffy towels in cabins, a Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, and new dining and entertainment options to be completed by the end of 2006.APRIL 25, 2004 The Vista-class ms Westerdam embarks on her maiden voyage from Venice. He stepped in front of me and said "I got it."A It would be the start of the 4th quarter that Mark returned to the press table table and apologize for his unprofessional actions. A There were other mistakes like someone thought a black Judy Holland was VP material---far from it.
Nearly one million guests have visited Half Moon Cay, the industry's top private island experience.MAY 20, 2005 HAL partners with Food & Wine magazine to launch an ambitious on-board culinary program.
The multi-year partnership will provide HAL guests an opportunity to experience demonstrations and seminars conducted by top chefs, wine experts and leading cookbook authors provided by Food & Wine.JUNE 2005 HAL breaks ground in Denali to build a new 135 room lodge to service CruiseTour, Gray Line of Alaska guests and others.
The property is scheduled to open in May 2006.DECEMBER 19, 2005 ms Volendam becomes latest ship to receive Signature of Excellence® amenities and enhancements.
Signature of Excellence® enhancements will be completed on 10 ships at the start of 2006 and all 13 ships by fall 2006.DECEMBER 14, 2005 HAL announces a new building plan to deliver an 86,000-ton, 2,044-passenger ship in the summer of 2008 called ms Eurodam. A It took a minute but in the meantime, he was making an effort to bring about change in his own way. JANUARY 31, 2006 The 81,769-ton, 1918-passenger ms Noordam, the fourth ship to bear the name in the line's history, is officially handed over from Fincantieri Shipyard in Marghera, Italy, to Holland America Line.FEBRUARY 22, 2006 Actress Marlee Matlin dedicates the new ms Noordam. A But according veteran (32 years) sports writer Bill Rhoden of the New York Times, progress in sports media pressrooms around the country are on a slow boat to China.A His recent appearance on the widely acclaimed television news show Meet the Press, he said, "the NBA, NFL and MLB are still dragging their feet. MARCH 22, 2006For the third time in its history, the Rotterdam is named Ship of the Year in the World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society annual cruise ship survey by its members. Media pressrooms at Deadline are still the last plantations.A A Pioneering broadcaster and former NBA CBS basketball analyst Sonny Hill and now a sports talk show host on WIP Radio in Philadelphia said, "I am not surprised by Rhoden's statement, very little has changed in media pressrooms.
A One of the problems there is no networking among blacks who have moved it up the ladder." A That is an understatement.
A  The copy rights for Inside Sports is own by News Week Magazine and it is own by the Washington Post. A A First, there was a a problem with the PR Men from hell, Brian Sereno and Matt Williams.
A A It was brought to my attention that Sereno was disrespecting the ladies of The Roundball Report. A The meeting was set before a Wizard's game in the press louge but Scott Hall was the lead man. A He listened and we disagreed on some points but when we walked away from the table we were on the same page. A The community and everyone in it was a friend, the old and the young, the black and the white and the healthy and the lame. A I was honored to speak at his retirement held at the arena just before the Bullets moved to Washington and changed their name to the Wizards.A Denny Gordon was in ticket sales and it seem like he knew everyone who brought a ticket. A He was made the scapegoat after being sold out by his assisstant coach Bernie Bickerstaff and others.
A The meeting revolved around a charity all-star game scheduled for the Bahamas, the island home of NBA star Mycal Thompson. A Magic Johnson was one of All-Stars participating.A Representatives from the NBA included VP Ron Thorne, Legal Counsel Gary Bettman and head of security Horace Balmer. A A Gary Bettman is the Commissioner of the NHL, Thorne is somewhere lurking in the NBA, Balmer has since retired and Magic is a role model for Black America?
A A The short lived existence of basketball legend Michael Jordan as a Wizard's player and Executive in the front office. A After the story broke he and several teammates made light of it during introductions of a game.
A He was eventually suspended for most of the 2009a€“10 season.A The thing that I find disturbing about this Donald Sterling charade is that folks are acting like they were surprised by his rants against blacks.
A A I also notice the same "Old faces and voices" are called on to respond to the racist acts by men like Sterling---when they are a part of the problem .
A He and Sterling were good friends because "Birds of a feather flock together." A  Check Magic's history out and you will discover the two have a lot in common.
A Magic's claim to be a minority owner of the LA Dodgers is another sham (token black face). James Brown (CBS Sports) another mis-guilded brother claiming to be a minority baseball owner and an expert on racism. Paul Weindling, history of medicine professor at Oxford Brookes University, describes his search for the lost victims of Nazi experiments.
A He did finally admit on the late George Michael Show (Sports Machine) "I have no say in making baseball decisions as a minority owner." A His role as a minority owner is to be paraded out on Opening Day as the black face to read the starting line-ups. A A This is the same Michael Wilbon that I had at least two recent conversations about the use of the N word as a term of endearment.
A I have to give him credit, he will at least talk to me face to face and not behind my back.
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. A I tried to explain that his rationale that his grandfather's use the word as a term of endearment does not make it right today. A I told him he should not go on national television saying it is okay to use the N word among friends and family. A It gives bigots like Donald Sterling the Green Light to do the same among his friends and family. A Plus, Michael told me he was not going to appear on the ESPN Show Outside the Lines because the white host had no horse in the race!
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. A A I wish that Magic, James, Michael and the rest of the media experts would defer to black men like Hank Aaron, Dr. 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.
A But they wear the battle scars and have been on the front lines of the civil rights movement in real life and in the sports arenas of America. A In other words, they have been there and done that.A I guess that is wishful thinking, especially when everyone wants to be an expert on television. A In the meantime, they don't know their asses from a hole in the ground but the beat goes on and on. We numbered the columns and rows, and we could identify each letter with a pair of single-digit numbers," Jorgensen said. A Auerbach would go a step further in the 1966-67 NBA season, when he stepped A down after winning nine titles in 11 years, and made Bill Russell player-coach.
A A trailblazers, RED AND DOTIE AUERBACHi»? ON INSIDE SPORTSA Russell would eventually be the first black to win an NBA championship. 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. A There are far too many crying "Foul" and playing the victims in this charade, to include some NBA owners.A Let me start with my homeboy, the great Elgin Baylor who was the Clippers GM for over 2 decades.
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. His teams were perennial losers on the court and in attendance, but he picked up his check every two weeks and kept his mouth shut.
A A In his deposition, Elgin spoke about what he called Sterling's 'plantation mentality,' alleging the owner in the late 1990s rejected a coaching candidate, Jim Brewer, because of race. A Talking about an organization needing a change of name and a face-lift---meet Leon Jenkins.A Jenkins seen above at a press conference trying to explain why the li»?ocal branch was honoring Sterling during the 100th Anniversary of the organization next month. A A He explained the previous award had been approved by the man he replaced and he just went along to get along.
A A Sterling won't be the first to sleep black and think white when it comes to sex, politics and money. Slave owners lived by the credo and in modern day history there was the late Senator Strom Thurmond. A Nike NBA rep John Phillips and I met with VP Rod Thorn, League Counsel Gary Bettman and Head of League Security, Horace Balmer. A The meeting centered around whether Magic Johnson, Mycal Thompson and a group of NBA All-Stars would be allowed to travel to the Bahamas for a charity basketball game without league approval.
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. The game had been played in the Bahamas the previous year without incident or controversy.A It was obvious that there was a power-play being made by the league office to cancel the game. We have established representatives of our interests in both management and institutional level positions within these departments. Thorn open the meeting by asking who was going to be responsible if one of the players was hurt during the game? 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. A Magic suggested that the topic of conversation just might be centered around an injury to a player. 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. I tried to explain that playing the game was no different then one of the players participating in a pick-up game on a New York City playground in the off season. The results of implants on 8 prisoners yielded the following results: a€?Implants served as surveillance monitoring device for threat group activity. A What is this some kind of plantation?"A The room went silent and Horace Balmer the only other black in the room just shook his head and seem to be lost for words.
A Thorn called off the discussion and promised to get back to us but he never did.A In the meantime, Magic Johnson disappeared and changed his number.
A Mycal was a class act but his hands were tied when Magic decided to do his Houdini act.A Gary Bettman now runs the NHL, Ron Thorn is still in the NBA somewhere calling the shots, Horace Balmer has since retired and Magic is the face (black) in the middle of the Donald Sterling charade. However, during that period substantial data was gathered by our research and development team which suggests that the implants exceed expected results.
A When all is said and done, the real victim despite all of her baggage is the girlfriend (The Whistle Blower) V. 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.
A NBA Commissioner Adam Silver during his annoucement as it related to the punishment of Donald Sterling apologize to black NBA pioneers Earl Lloyd, Chuck Cooper and Magic Johnson.
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. A He reminds me of the controversial Celebrity Chef Paula Deen who alledgely use The N word to describe her love for black folks. A  How should we expect her to know if she has never walked in our shoes ?A  When it is a part of your DNA it is difficult to rid yourself of the gene.A  A One morning I was watching Ms. This award was longed overdue and I wonder why it took the NAACP so long to finally recognized Mr. Belafonte in accepting the award asked, "Where are today's black leaders?A  Our children's blood is still running in our streets---there is work still to be done. Napolitano insisted that the department was not planning on engaging in any form of ideological profiling.
The coalition stated it will urge President Obama to mention an urban jobs plan in his state of the Union speech on February 12th----Good luck! Ben Carson of John Hopkins University Hospital.A  His prayer and message was centered around health care, the economy, American debt, and tax reform, thus taking dead aim at President Obama's platform for the nation. Carson spend 25 minutes talking about the nation's ills and solutions with the President sitting less than 5 feet from him.A  When all was said and done, President Obama was not looking so Presidential! Carson set the record straight from the very beginning.A  He made it clear he was not taking any wooden nickels.
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. In 2010, he became that series' youngest driver and the first black driver to win a race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. A close friend of mine that has been partially paralyzed by strokes, pays for aids to "help". If they show up, they usually just sit and do nothing, root through her jewelry and personal effects, and some have been caught stealing jewelry. One was there when she collapsed with another stroke, and instead of calling for help, she called her boyfriend and left, leaving her patient to manage on her own. 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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My opinions about Tiger Woods or any other issue are mine and I could give a damn about what Feinstein or anybody else things about them.
In their prime at theA Washington Post, they were among the best sports writers in the country. A I was up close and personal with the sports department.A Kindred and Chad were talented writers but you could not trust them, Cornheiser and Feintstein's talent, they easily blended in with the landscape of the paper. A Feinstein called Wilbon the biggest ass kisser in sports media, if that is true he had great teacher in Cornheiser. A When Solomon tried to kick Cornheiser to the curve (fire him) in the 80s he was able to move to the Style section of the paper. A One black female Washington Post columnist wrote a book titled "Plantation on the Potomac." A She was describing her employer. A Hopefully, they were asked to participate and were of the same mindset as Wilbon not comfortable with Mr. A Goodell makes more than any player in the NFL and he never has to make a tackle or catch a pass.A The owners recent pay out to the players for injuries suffered on their watch was peanuts compared to the billions they make year in and year out. A When he refused a request by his mother to cease using the word and a similar plea by poet Myra Angelo.
Martin Luther Kinga€™s 1963 march on Washington and 46 years since his assassination in Memphis, Tenn. With the high-scoring Macauley, elite passer Cousy, and new prodigy Sharman, Auerbach had a core that provided high-octane fast-break basketball. In the next years until 1956, the Celtics would make the playoffs every year, but never won the title. Brown was desperate to turn around his struggling and financially strapped franchise, which was reeling from a 22a€“46 record.[5]A The still young but already seasoned Auerbach was made coach. A Nike NBA rep John Phillips and I met with VP Rod Thorn, League Counsel Gary Bettman and Head of League Security, Horace Balmer.A The meeting centered around whether Magic Johnson, Mycal Thompson and a group of NBA All-Stars would be allowed to travel to the Bahamas for a charity basketball game without league approval. A He was right on point.A To this day I think Magic had a previous discussion with the league office. James Gholson, Red Auerbach, Biff Carter, Jessie Chase, Morgan Wooten, Everett Cookie Payne Sr., Frank Bolden, Dr. Leo Hill, Roper McNair, Earl Alfred, Maxwell Honemond, Tilman Sease, William Roundtree, Charlie Baltimore, Jaky Mathews, Ferdinand Day, Nick Turner, Walter Brooks, Ted McIntye, and my saviors, Dave Brown and Bighouse Gaines.A  They knew their Xs and Os, but more important, they were there for our highs and lows.A  Where have all those flowers gone?
We never could have made it without them.I have given up on the Pigskin Club, but keeping hope alive for the DC Recreation Department and the Roving Leader Program. BELL 12-25-1940---8-1-2013A A GOOD COP WHO BROKE THE CODE OF SILENCE IN THE WASHINGTON, DC POLICE DEPARTMENT.
A The real Serpico is seen leaving the Bronx Courthouse alone after testifying before the Knapp Commission on wide spread police corruption in the department. A In the old days police A would carry a "drop knife---an inexpensive weapon cops would bring along on patrol to drop onto or next to suspect that they had taken out so that they could say that he had threaten them.
A Today you don't even need to do that; all that you have to do is justify the use of deadly force if you are a police officer is to say that you feared for your life, for whatever reason. If the victim dies, that just means there will one less witness around to contradict the test-lie.
A In the case of Officer Michael Slager of the North Charleston police, it appears he was being extra-carefulto cover his tracks.
A Probably he could have gotten away with simply declaring, as he did in the radioed report, that Walter Scott "took my taser," and that would have probably have sufficed to exonerate him. A But Slager having shot Scott eight times in the back--as everyone can see in the now famous video--perhaps felt that he needed a little help explaining what he was up to. A So apparently dropped his Taser next to Scott's body, which would obviously help to make the case that Scott "Took my taster."A If you think that what happen in North Charleston is a unique case, its not.
A Only recently, in another case, a policewoman in Pennsylvania first Tasered a black man then shot him twice in the back as he lay face down in the snow. A Unless honesty is rewarded more often then corruption, the police will lose credibility altogether. A I wrote a letter to President Bill Clinton in 1994 addressing this very issue, saying that honest cops have never been rewarded, and maybe there ought to be a medal for them, he wrote back but nothing change.
A If enough testi-lying is uncovered, then who is going to believe the police even when they are telling the truth?
A A Until now the shoot first fear of my life mantra has eliminated any cause for concern in the taking of life by police.
A When a civilian committs a crime, every nuance is looked at, the better to "throw the book at" the suspect. A The other day I got a letter from a journalist in Argentina who was complaining about police and judicial corruption there. A I wrote back to him, there are good cops, even where you live, but if the good cops don't want to be painted with the same broad brush as the bad cops, they need to come forward and expose the guys who are doing bad things. A Take New York City detective who was caught on camera recently abusing an Uber driver with threats and foul language, A This was truly disgusting behavior. Yet predictably enough the detective union leader, Michael Palladino, was out there making excuses for him, suggesting that, well, it was only one incident, and everyone has a bad day. A Afterward Police Commissioner William Bratton announced he was removing the detective's shield and placing him temporarily on desk duty while an investigation is conducted .
A But this man needs to be demoted to uniform at the very least, or "back in the bag" as we use to say. A Imagine what he is capable of doing under the cover of darkness if he can talk to someone like that in broad daylight. A There are plenty legitimate incidents where police believe, correctly, that their lives are in danger. A I was in a few of those situations myself during the course of my career.A But unless the police forces and society as a whole take action we're not going to be able to distinguish between the legititimate claims and made-up testimony. A A long time ago Norman Rockwell painted a famous picture of a friendly neighborhood cop bending down to help a little boy. A For example; I could name someone who is a great athlete but a lousy human being or I could name someone who is a great human being but not a great athlete.
A Heading the list is Muhammad Ali (The Greatest), Red Auerbach (NBA), Dave Bing (NBA), Lenny Moore (NFL), Bert R. Sugar (Boxing), Lee Jones (NBA), Roy Jefferson (NFL) and Harold McLinton (NFL), finding pro athletes like them today are far, few and in-between. A And that is a sad commentary when you think about the hundreds of men and women I have interviewed on Inside Sports and worked with as a youth advocate (Kids In Trouble).
Moore, LB Dave Robinson (2013 NFL Hall of Fame inductee) and WR Roy Jefferson host KIT toy party. A Sam Jones (NBA), Lenny Moore (NFL) and Roy Jefferson (NFL) participate in KIT clothing drive for needy children at Union Station. A Bert Sugar (Boxing) receives KIT Life Time Achievement Award and Dave Bing (NBA) pays tribute to KIT Saturday Program All-Stars.I had the opportunity to hear an interview on Sirius A XM Radio (channel 126) on the Maggie Linton Show recently, her guest was NFL Washington Pro football player, wide receiver Peirre Garcon.
A I have not been very impressed with todaya€™s pro athletes and their give back commitment to their family, friends and community.
A He has three older sisters making him the youngest and the only one born in the United States.His father died when he was 4 years old leaving his mother to raise him and his 3 sisters alone. A My background is similar to Peirrea€™s, my mother had to raise 4 boys alone with an assist from Grandma Bell.

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