Billion-dollar solar power Ponzi schemer gets 30 years in jail

REUTERS THE CO-OWNER of a California-based solar company was sentenced to 30 years in prison for running a $1-billion Ponzi scheme that attracted big-name investors, among them Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. Jeff Carpoff’s DC Solar built mobile solar generators…

China nears launch of first modern aircraft carrier

REUTERS CHINA is three to six months from launching its third and most modern aircraft carrier, new analysis shows, in what would be a milestone for President Xi Jinping’s effort to project power into the high seas. The Jiangnan Shipyard…

The perils of eavesdropping

PIKISUPERSTAR-FREEPIK “Eavesdropping” comes from the 17th century reference to a person listening “under the eaves,” referring to a gossip-monger catching conversations heard from open windows. Listening to the private conversation of others without their consent is how eavesdropping is defined.…

Listening to (many) messages and slogans and (few) platforms

MACROVECTOR-FREEPIK I joined last Thursday’s Rotary Club of Manila (RCM) meeting which had for its guest, declared presidential candidate, eight-time world boxing champion, former Sarangani congressman and now incumbent senator, Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, Sr. or Manny for short. Being the…

Flavored with plastic

Escherichia coli or E. coli is a bacterium commonly found in the intestines of humans and other animals. In short, it is in all of us. It helps with digestion. But some strains of it can also make us sick,…

Unleash your inner artist and focus on the moment with vivo Y33s

Game, play, watch, and do everything seamlessly with the vivo Y33s Life is a constant series of experiences and it’s now easier to capture moments before they turn into memories with the wonders of mobile photography, case in point, the…

APEC ministers call for recovery support, curbs on fishing, farm, fuel subsidies

WASHINGTON/WELLINGTON – Pacific Rim trade and foreign ministers on Tuesday pledged to sustain the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic while pursuing talks to curb subsidies for fisheries and agriculture at a forthcoming World Trade Organization meeting. The ministers from the…

Philippines flight school readies recruits as global travel sees brighter skies

PAMPANGA – With travel demand expected to grow as countries rush to reopen to international visitors, an aviation school in the Philippines is stepping up its training to try to head off problems from a global pilot shortage. Travel restrictions…

U.S. judge denies Apple’s request for pause of ‘Fortnite’ antitrust orders

UNSPLASH A U.S. judge on Tuesday denied Apple Inc’s efforts to pause orders handed down after an antitrust case brought by “Fortnite” creator Epic Games. The iPhone maker immediately said it would appeal the denial, aiming to stave off potentially…

China holds combat readiness patrol as U.S. lawmakers visit Taiwan

REUTERS BEIJING/TAIPEI – China’s military said on Tuesday it had conducted a combat readiness patrol in the direction of the Taiwan Strait, after its defence ministry condemned a visit to Taiwan by a U.S. congressional delegation it said had arrived…

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