A Word From The “Most Evil Man In Sheffield”


Deborah Mahmoudieh
Published on 30 Jan 2018

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To Realize Duterte’s ‘Golden Age of Infrastructure’ in Philippines, Better Roads a Must


In Asia, January 31, 2018 By King Francis Ocampo

For anyone who has spent time in the Philippines, you can probably relate to the frustration over the country’s poor road and transportation infrastructure. Whether in metro Manila, where an average commuter spends more than an hour stuck in traffic jams or about three hours commuting to and from work, or in the countryside, where paved roads end abruptly leaving a bumpy, grueling drive ahead, the infrastructure problem is omnipresent.
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Heavy traffic jammed in both directions along a major road in Quiapo, Manila, Philippines. An average city commuter spends more than an hour stuck in traffic jams like this. Photo/Conor Ashleigh

In the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Competitiveness Index, the Philippines ranked 56th out of 137 countries. Despite moving up a notch from the previous year, the country still fell behind six of its ASEAN neighbors. One of…

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India’s New Philanthropy



In Conversation: India’s New Philanthropy

January 31, 2018 By Editor

India has around 2 percent of the world’s millionaires and 5 percent of its billionaires, and since 2000, wealth in the country has grown 9.2 percent a year, faster than the global average of 6 percent. At the same time, India ranks among the highest in terms of income inequality and dominates the world’s poorest 10 percent. India’s leaders are grappling with how to narrow this gap, particularly as foreign funding to the country dwindles. Since 2009, India has added over 100 million donors, large and small, but there’s very little data on the extent of philanthropy.

A new report examines the state of Indian philanthropy, and shines a light on new ideas and innovations, and the implications of these for the future role of philanthropy as an agent of social change. In Asia editor Alma Freeman speaks…

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(PHILADELPHIA) Latest: Police Commissioner Richard Ross said Monday that he had “some concerns ” about a fatal shooting earlier in the day by an off-duty officer, of a man who allegedly had drive n his car into a pedestrian in South Philadelphia and then fought with the officer afterward #AceNewsDesk re ports

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#AceNewsReport – Jan.31: Off-duty Philly detective fatally shoots erratic driver after struggle: “In particular, whether all the shots were necessary,” Ross said at a late-afternoon news conference at Police Headquarters #AceNewsDesk reports

Chris Palmer and Robert Moran of Philly.com reports that the 31-year-old suspect “probably did attempt to, at minimum, disarm the officer, which is why I was not suggesting that there was not a need for any rounds to be fired,” Ross said of the confrontation, recorded on surveillance video cameras: .@PhillyPolice Commissioner Ross expressed “some concerns” about officer-involved shooting that killed man in South Philly who reportedly ran down pedestrian. pic.twitter.com/dce9nYprNB— Robert Moran (@RobertMoran215) January 30, 2018………“At this time, we have no reason to believe this male was armed,” Ross said……..The suspect, whose identity was not released, was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead around 10:15 a.m………Around 7:30 a.m.

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Neoliberalism and corruption: hidden in plain sight

Politics and Insights

804-cover-1200BHS was subject to “systematic plunder” by former owners and corporate raiders Sir Philip Green, Dominic Chappell and their respective “hangers-on”, according to MPs, leading to the collapse of a company that once employed 11,000 people. There was little evidence to support the reputation for retail business acumen for which Green was rewarded with a knighthood

A damning report published on Monday after weeks of evidence from former executives and advisers says the “tragedy” of BHS was the “unacceptable face of capitalism” and raises questions about how the governance of private companies and their pension funds should be regulated.

Earlier this month, faced with amendments in the House of Lords to its post-Brexit anti-money laundering Bill, the UK government continued to block and delay vital reforms to address the UK’s role in global corruption and money laundering. 

Another amendment, also backed by Lords, would require the Overseas Territories –…

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(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) As Florida Highway Patrol trooper Joseph Perri filled out paperwork on the shoulder of a highway, a speeding sedan slammed into his patrol car after the driver is suspected of saying ‘ He Struck Troopers Vehicle on Purpose ‘ leaving the officer with extensive injuries to his legs, spine, face and head #AceNewsDesk reports

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#AceNewsReport – Jan.31: Editor says Driver slammed into Fla. trooper’s cruiser on purpose: But what seemed like an accident was actually done on purpose, and the man behind the wheel is facing charges, according to FHP officials #AceNewsDesk reports

nullMonique O. Madan of Miami Herald driver deliberatelyslammed into Fla. trooper’s cruiser on purposeafter ramming into Perri, the Daytona Beach driver got out of the car, approached the trooper and told him he “struck the patrol car on purpose,” said FHP spoksperson Sgt. Kim Montes: The allegations that someone would intentionally target a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper as they were working in the name of safety is absolutely horrific,” Terry L. Rhodes, executive director of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, said in a statement that was posted on Twitter………..”The allegations that someone would intentionally target a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper as they…

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