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December 08, 2019

2020 Horoscope Predictions

2020 Horoscope Predictions

2020 is all set to bring positive changes for all Zodiac signs. Hence, your 2020 will surely be full of positive vibes and happiness. The astrology forecasts for 2020 predict that the Fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) will experience a lot of excitement, the Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) will exhibit logical moves and the Air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius) will be focused on progress. The Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) will observe an awakening which will help them find success.

New beginnings are always exciting and we know that you are eagerly waiting for the 2020 Horoscope Predictions. Towards this, our team of experienced astrologers offers you a detailed analysis of your 2020 astrology horoscope.

While the horoscope 2020 promises good times ahead, there are things that may not be under our control and we may have to be more conscious about it. This is why we are here to help you with our 2020 Astrology Predictions.

The 2020 forecasts and predictions will be incomplete if we do not mention about the transits and retrogrades during the year. What will Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu transit in 2020 bring for you? The 2020 astrology report highlights the effects of these transits and makes you future-ready to embrace the favourable times and overcome the unfavourable period.

Once you roughly know about the problems beforehand, you can begin dealing with the things that might hamper your progress. Our 2020 Horoscope Predictions will help you out with that.

Your astrology forecasts for the year 2020 predict that you will look at the positive sides of the future. The 2020 Horoscope will include detailed forecasts and predictions about the upcoming year for each Zodiac sign. Our expert astrologers are here to make your life simpler by suggesting detailed remedies for your problems along with your 2020 astrology forecasts.
 Horoscope 2020 for Aries
Horoscope 2020 for Aries:

As per 2020 astrology forecasts you will be heading towards something big this year. This is because of the debilitated Jupiter along with Saturn and Mercury which are in the last of the earth sign, Capricorn, and are positioned in the tenth house. This alignment and positioning means that you will achieve something huge, especially on the occupational level.


Horoscope 2020 for Taurus
Horoscope 2020 for Taurus:

Saturn is housed in its sign Capricorn. While Jupiter and Mercury appear to be slightly weak in the 9th position, there is nothing to worry about. On the contrary, the positioning of planets is favoring you as they are seen to be progressing by leaps and bounds. If you put your heart and work hard towards your goals, you might experience some stark changes.


 Horoscope 2020 for Gemini
Horoscope 2020 for Gemini:

In the Gemini Astrology 2020, from March 23 onwards, Saturn will be seen moving through the ninth position. In this period, you shall find peace of mind and satisfaction. All the efforts that you have been putting in from the beginning of the year will start reaping benefits to your liking. And why won’t they? After all, hard work always pays off! At the same time, your spiritual inclination is about to get deeper and serious.


Horoscope 2020 for Cancer
Horoscope 2020 for Cancer:

Your Cancer Horoscopes 2020 says that, as Saturn and a weak Jupiter, along with Mercury are positioned in the seventh house, it seems to indicate some major changes in your life. As the three major planets move together, they seem to bring with them, a lot of challenges. You will constantly be reminded about the ground reality to keep you rooted.


Horoscope 2020 for Leo
Horoscope 2020 for Leo:

Your Leo Horoscope 2020 says that, at the beginning of the year, the Sun, who is the king of the Zodiac, seems to be ruling your sign. The union of major planets is seen to be positioned in the sixth house. This means that major changes could be expected. But along with changes, come newer challenges as well. Challenges could either be in terms of finances or on the work front. But what’s important to know is that nothing is lost.


Horoscope 2020 for Virgo
Horoscope 2020 for Virgo:

As your planetary positions are studied, it can be said that the year 2020 holds some great news for you. A major development has been predicted in terms of your personality. Your Virgo Horoscopes 2020 says that progressive forces are working their charm and can keep you on your toes. As Mercury enters Gemini from around mid of May, the career-oriented and business people seem to have a gainful time coming their way.


Horoscope 2020 for Libra
Horoscope 2020 for Libra:

The presence of major planets like Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn in the fourth house denotes that a major change is in the offing. So, get ready to ride the train of success. According to the Libra Horoscope 2020, everything you ever dreamt of might come true. Your hard work and talent will take you places. Financially, things will start looking good. Even your career is all set to take a leap. However, you are reminded that nothing compares to hard work.


Horoscope 2020 for Scorpio
Horoscope 2020 for Scorpio:

According to the Scorpio Horoscope 2020, this year you start on a beneficial front. The ruling planet of your sign; Mars, is in such a position that yields progressive occupational and financial growth to those who belong to the sign. One yearns for financial growth to sustain the upcoming challenges of life, no more worrying about this factor for the Scorpio 2020 Horoscope. Here, two important planets; Saturn and Jupiter along with Mercury align with the earth sign Capricorn.


Horoscope 2020 for Sagittarius
Horoscope 2020 for Sagittarius:

According to the Sagittarius Horoscope 2020, the positioning of the planets at the beginning of the year plays a vital role in the overall growth of a person during the entire year. Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury enter Capricorn. However, Jupiter weakens as it enters Capricorn at the beginning of the year. All the planets are in the second house of the sign and the second house is linked with finances and relationships, as per the astrological findings in your 2020 Sagittarius Horoscope.


Horoscope 2020 for Capricorn
Horoscope 2020 for Capricorn:

As per the Capricorn Horoscope 2020, the planetary positions at the beginning of the year play in your favor. The ruler of your sign; Saturn, seems to be aligned with Mercury and a weak Jupiter. They all get together in the first house of your sign. Here, one can say that the positioning of two planets is highly in your favor for they indicate higher growth. Your patience is boosted and you are likely to mingle with a social circle you didn’t feel comfortable with earlier.


Horoscope 2020 for Aquarius
Horoscope 2020 for Aquarius:

As per the Aquarius Horoscope 2020, this year seems to be filled up with adventures and challenges. The ruler of your sign, Saturn, rules Capricorn along with Jupiter and Mercury in the 12th house of your sign. This positioning is predicted to be a tricky one for your sign this year. It can either bring extreme happiness or extreme challenges in your way. You may feel under pressure on the occupational or financial front this year and your progress may be slower than expected.


Horoscope 2020 for Pisces
Horoscope 2020 for Pisces:

According to the Pisces Horoscope 2020, this year your success depends upon the movement of the planets. It is predicted that the movement of Mercury and Capricorn at the beginning of the year indicates that you are to receive greater monetary gains this year. Of course, you need to promptly respond to opportunities that come your way with regards to finance or occupation.

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December 08, 2019

Why People Who Marry Teachers End Up The Happiest

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Teachers may want to consider adding their job description to their dating profile. Pearson, the educational publishing group, surveyed students about what qualities they look for in a good teacher—and the results are awfully similar to what traits people want in a life partner. Teachers (well, good ones anyway) are known for being self-less, kind, trustworthy, and capable of handling anything that life—or a third grader with a good arm—can throw at them. As ThinkAloud.net points out, “marrying a teacher is like hitting the jackpot” with a partner who is supportive, responsible, kind, and compassionate.

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Here are a few reasons that people who marry teachers may just end up in the happiest marriages of all:
  • The best teachers are good listeners who take the time to develop trusting relationships with their students and work to create safe and positive environments.
  • Teachers are responsible. Their job requires that parents trust them enough to hand over young children. They are well organized—planning lessons, meeting state education guidelines, and rarely call in sick. They are responsible for raising the next generation of youngsters—filling young minds with new, big ideas and helping them process the world around them. Having a partner who can handle responsibility is a blessing.
  • Teachers are patient, caring, and kind. They take the time to get to know their students, forgive them when they make a mistake, and help them tackle difficult problems.
  • They can handle almost any situation. Everyone who has sat through first grade knows that teachers know how to solve the hamster’s disappearance, the glue spill, the impromptu haircut, and the sudden-onset stomachache whenever it’s time for math. Marriage is a messy juggling act and having a partner who can help solve any problem is definitely a plus.
  • They are engaging and motivating. Engaging teachers know how to motivate student, can show them how to learn from their mistakes, tap into their full potential, and teach them be their best. Plus, teachers who can, say, make the photosynthesis cycle or iambic pentameter seem interesting could definitely keep the conversation lively—even after 15 years of marriage.
  • Teachers know how to communicate. As most relationship experts will tell you, being able to communicate in a productive way can make it easier to deal with conflict, and build a stronger and healthier partnership.
  • Teachers are dedicated and passionate. Teachers frequently wake up early, leave school late, spend time on weekends, and because so many schools don’t have proper resources, spend their own money to make sure their students have what they need. They do all that while being underpaid. A person who shows that level of passion and commitment to a cause would undoubtedly help cement a strong and lasting relationship with their own partner.
  • Teachers are fun. It’s nearly impossible to spend your life surrounded by children without learning to relax, embracing the amiable side of life, laughing at life’s foibles, and remembering that when the weather’s really nice, recess should be extra long. Having a partner that truly enjoys life is the foundation of a happy marriage.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

December 07, 2019

Thanos Tried Butt Sunning And Burned His Anus

Thanos, Butt Sunning, Josh Brolin

The Hollywood actor was trying out the new 'perineum sunning' trends which is popular with health fanatics at the moment.

Avengers actor Josh Brolin has revealed to his fans that his bum was left “crazy burned” after trying the bizarre wellness trend of “perineum sunning.”

The weird trend sees people exposing the thin area of skin between their anus and private parts to natural sunlight in attempt to boost energy and sleep, and Josh had decided to give it a whirl.

The 51-year-old hunk shared a post on his Instagram profile which had a hilarious photo paired with an even funnier caption, warning others from trying out the trend as he'd ended up burning his area.

Thanos, Butt Sunning, Josh Brolin

Josh, who plays popular Marvel character Thanos in both the Infinity War and Endgame films, wrote: "Tried this perineum sunning that I’ve been hearing about and my suggestion is DO NOT do it as long as I did.


"My pucker hole is crazy burned and I was going to spend the day shopping with my family and instead I’m icing and using aloe and burn creams because of the severity of the pain.

"I don’t know who the f**k thought of this stupid s**t but f**k you nonetheless. Seriously. #blackholefriday."

Josh' post attracted over 180,000 likes and thousands of amused comments from his celebrity friends and fans.

Ryan Reynolds commented: "Bwahahahahahahha!!!!!" while Lee Jeffries said: "When my naivety is a blessing!"

Johnny Knoxville dropped the hilarious comment: "Taint’ that a shame!" and Dave Bautista joked: "Same. Gooch burns a m***af***a".

Thanos, Butt Sunning, Josh Brolin

It comes after a woman from the US recently went viral after claiming that exposing her perineum to sunlight for 30 seconds every morning could boost sleep and energy.

Meagan, from California, posted a picture of herself on Instagram practising what she described as "perineum sunning".

The photo shows her completely naked, laid on her back while holding her feet with her legs in the air and her private area facing the sun.

The self-proclaimed healer, who goes by Metaphysical Meagan on Instagram, said it was part of her "daily rising routine" and that she's even ditched her morning coffee for the practise.

A gynaecologist named Dr Jennifer Gunter has said that exposing your perineum to the sun increases the risk of skin cancer on your vulva.

She warned: “I feel confident when I say the anus and perineum have no special sunlight concentrating abilities.

"You can get melanoma on the vulva and sunburns there are very painful."

[ By Heart ]

Friday, December 6, 2019

December 06, 2019

Banana Duct-taped To Wall Sells $120,000 at Art Show

banana duct tape, art show

Banana duct-taped to wall fetches $120,000 at art show — and another is expected to sell for $150,000

A banana duct-taped to a wall sold for $120,000 at a Miami art show this week, CBS News reported.

In fact, the network said two of the three editions have been sold, and the last one is expected to fetch $150,000, the contemporary art gallery — Perrotin — behind the work told the network.

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The controversial piece, called "The Comedian," was created by Maurizio Cattelan, an Italian artist who had also entertained art lovers from around the globe in 2017 with his "America" 18-carat-gold toilet. However, the $6-million throne was stolen from England's Blenheim Palace over the summer. 
Emmanuel Perrotin, the gallery founder, told CBS News that Maurizio's work is not just about objects, but about how objects move through the world.

"Whether affixed to the wall of an art fair booth or displayed on the cover of the New York Post, his work forces us to question how value is placed on material goods," Perrotin told the network, adding that "the spectacle is as much a part of the work as the banana."

banana duct tape, art show

How did the artist come up with the idea?

Perrotin told CBS News that Cattelan came up with the idea a year ago while "thinking of a sculpture that was shaped like a banana" and that "every time he traveled, he brought a banana with him and hung it in his hotel room to find inspiration. He made several models: first in resin, then in bronze and in painted bronze [before] finally coming back to the initial idea of a real banana."

The network said the artist gave no clear instructions regarding banana decomposition — but, according to the Miami Herald, the banana can replaced as needed.


[ By The Blaze ]
December 06, 2019

Elderly Are Biggest Spreaders Of Fake News

Elderly Are Biggest Spreaders Of Fake News

Thailand’s Digital Economy and Society Minister, Buddhipongse Punnakanta revealed recently that about 500,000 items of suspected fake news were spread on social media over the past month alone. The biggest culprits? The country’s elderly.

Buddhipongse said that it was the ministry’s anti-fake news centre that detected the approximately half a million items of possible fake news. The centre has since sent them to relevant agencies for further fact-checking – a process that would take no more than two hours.

Local Thai media reported the minister as saying that the anti-fake news centre, which was formally launched on 1 November this year, intends to speed up detection and is also looking into the misuse of social media platforms to deceive people.

According to the minister, people aged 60 and over were found to be the greatest source of inaccurate information online. The minister also claimed that the elderly mainly spread fake news out of concern for those close to them.

He was responding to questions posed by Senator Jadet Insawang who asked how the government intends to fight the spread of online fake news in the country. Jadet also noted that Thailand has a high rate of internet usage.

Jadet cited figures from the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), which shows that about 90 percent of Thais have access to the internet and more than 100 million mobile phone numbers are currently in use.

According to the senator, existing legal measures to deal with the spread of false content online are inadequate, and state agencies need to do more to raise public awareness of fake news and how to spot it.

Elderly Are Biggest Spreaders Of Fake News

Global phenomenon

While the piece of news that the elderly are the biggest spreaders of fake news comes from Thailand, the truth is that this may – in fact – be a global phenomenon. Reports coming from both, the United States (US) as well as countries like Nigeria have shown similar patterns involving the elderly and the spread of fake news.

In January, it was reported that an analysis by researchers at Princeton University revealed that older Americans were disproportionately more likely to share fake news on Facebook. This was regardless of education, sex, race, income, or how many links they shared. In fact, according to the analysis, age had predicted their behaviour better than any other characteristic — including political party affiliation.

The study, published in Science Advances, examined user behaviour in the months before and after the 2016 US presidential election.

The study did not draw a conclusion about why older users are more likely to share hoaxes, though the researchers point to two possible theories: (1) Older people, who came to the internet later, lack the digital literacy skills of their younger counterparts. (2) People experience cognitive decline as they age, making them likelier to fall for hoaxes.

In October, in another part of the world - Nigeria, a report by the Center for Democracy and Development and the University of Birmingham on WhatsApp’s role during Nigeria’s February elections revealed that some respondents cited parents and grandparents as the “biggest sharers” of misinformation.

“It was something we heard quite a lot. While younger people have more critical thinking with sharing when it comes to digital platforms, older people were reported to be far more willing,” said Jamie Hitchen, one of the report’s authors.

The report attributes the tendency to share to a lack of digital literacy and a reliance on trusted social networks.

In a previous article, The ASEAN Post noted that Thailand – an aging country – is working towards making its elderly more digital savvy. If digital literacy is indeed the culprit behind the spread of fake news among the elderly, then this effort would go a long way in combatting that practice.

Nevertheless, it is difficult to say with any degree of certainty whether this will bear fruit in the end as even the cause of such a phenomenon (the spread of fake news among the elderly) has yet to be determined by analysts. As such, a holistic approach would seem to be the best strategy for now.

December 06, 2019

Quiboloy: Hindi ko pina-stop si Bagyong Tisoy kasi marami akong Bashers

Pastor Quiboloy,  Son of God

Ayon kay Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, hindi niya pina stop ang bagyong Tisoy dahil marami siyang Bashers.

Sa isang facebook interview tinanong siya kung bakit hindi niya pina-stop ang bagyo at ito ang kanyang sagot:

"Kasi nung ini-stop ko yung earthquake, nagalit man sila. Binash ako ng napakarami. So, baka i-stop ko yung bagyo baka magalit na naman. O, kaya pinabayaan na natin,"

"Mag-pray na lang tayo 'yung bagyo lumampas na lang. E, di ngayon normal na. Tulungan na lang natin 'yung mga nasalanta,"


"Hindi ko alam kung ano gagawin ko, kasi kapag pina stop ko magagalit. Kapag di mo pina stop magagalit din, Diyos ko."
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Thursday, December 5, 2019

December 05, 2019

President Duterte Vows To Block ABS-CBN’s Franchise Renewal


PRRD nixes ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal


President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday announced that he is not bent on granting the renewal of the 25-year congressional franchise to local broadcast network ABS-CBN.

Duterte made the pronouncement before the newly-appointed government officials, as he was still irked by ABS-CBN's supposed bias by slanting reports about him.

"ABS-CBN, you're a mouthpiece of… Ang inyong franchise, mag-end next year (Your franchise will end next year)," Duterte said in a speech delivered at the Palace's Heroes Hall.

"If you are expecting na ma-renew iyan (that it will be renewed), I'm sorry, you're out. I will see to it na (that) you're out," he added.

ABS-CBN's franchise is set to expire on March 30, 2020.

Several bills have been filed at the House of Representatives, seeking the renewal of the local media giant's congressional franchise.

However, the House franchise committee has not tabled the proposed measures for discussion.

Radio and television broadcast firms in the country are required to seek a franchise from Congress, pursuant to Republic Act 3846.

On November 4, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano admitted that he had "personal" objections to ABS-CBN's franchise renewal because of the company's leaders who "interfered unjustly".

In his latest speech, Duterte lambasted ABS-CBN anew for alleged failure to air his paid advertisements on television during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The President said he would not change his mind, despite the news outfit's persistence to come to him "begging".


"Ilan kaming mga kandidato na kinuha ninyo ang pera namin (You took my money, as well as the other candidates), but never aired our propaganda," he said.

On August 3 last year, Duterte revealed that ABS-CBN kept on sending emissary to his office to negotiate the renewal of its franchise.

[ By Philippine News Agency ]
December 05, 2019

Dave The Duck Had Penis Removed After Trying To Mate 10 Times A Day

duck, dave

A sex-mad duck had to have his penis removed after it became “traumatised” when he tried to mate 10 times a day.

Randy Dave the duck became injured after refusing to stop mating with pond-friends Dora, Freda and Edith.

The excessive mating only came to an end after Dave’s penis became “traumatised” and his owner, Josh Watson, 39, intervened.

Duck owner Josh, from Torquay, Devon, took Dave to the vet where he had his manhood removed.

duck, dave

The poorly animal was also prescribed antibiotics and painkillers and, with vets telling Josh and his partner to wash his penis daily.

Male ducks like Dave have corkscrew-shaped penis' with ridges and backward pointing flesh.

At full length, the a duck's penis can reach 20cm and exists within a sack in its body which ejects from the sack when it becomes erect.

Highlighting the importance of checking a duck’s d**k, veterinary clinic High Croft Rabbit, Small Mammal & Exotic Pets shared a picture of Dave’s poorly member.

duck, dave

It read: “I’m afraid this post will make 50% of our followers wince but it’s an important post nonetheless.

“Dave the duck was referred to us recently after he got himself into a little pickle.

“Dave lives with lots of females and he pays a lot of attention to his females.

“This resulted in his penis become traumatised and infected.

“A duck's penis is only used for mating, not urination.

“So Dave underwent surgery to remove his penis.”


The post has since received 459 likes, 305 comments and was shared 246 by concerned users.

Updating the public on Dave’s condition, the clinic wrote: "He went home the same day and has been given strict instructions to stay away from his lady friends”.

In response to the post, one Duck owner said: “Poor Dave! After my drake died my lady ducks missed him so much they started taking turns with each other!

“I bet Dave still goes through the motions, just with no ducky dicky.”

While a second said: “Oh Dave,” with several face-palm emojis.

[ By Daily Star ]
December 05, 2019

Indonesian Athlete’s Dad Passes Away During SEA Games Event; Wins Gold Medal For Him

 Edgar Xavier Marvelo

On Tuesday, the wushu events took place at the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines.

Nothing dramatic happened during the event like the silat pencak incident involving our Malaysian athlete, but one story will definitely make you shed a tear.

Indonesian athlete Edgar Xavier Marvelo competed in the men’s wushu events of Gunshu and Daoshu, and he managed to bag two gold medals for the Indonesian team.

While he was celebrating, he didn't know that a devastating news awaits him – his father had passed away while he was competing.

The official 2019 SEA Games Facebook page updated his win with a bittersweet caption.

“Winning the golds for men's Gunshu and Daoshu events of Wushu yesterday came as a bittersweet moment for Indonesian Edgar Xavier Marvelo.”

 Edgar Xavier Marvelo

“People in his team were in tears after his victory and those were not just tears of joy. Edgar's father died while he was competing in the event and he was only informed about it after winning the gold, bringing him to tears.”

“He dedicates his gold medal to his country and to his father.”

Edgar also shared a photo of him standing on the podium on his Instagram profile, with the caption: “2 Gold Medals, for Papa.”

 Edgar Xavier Marvelo


He eventually flew back to Indonesia to pay his last respects to his late father.

Netizens from around the world gave their condolences to Edgar and assured him that his dad would definitely be proud of him.

Congratulations and condolences to Edgar. This will definitely be an unforgettable SEA Games for him and his family.

[ By Rojak Daily ]
December 05, 2019

Man Scratches Car at Dealership So His Father Would Buy It for Him

car, bmw,

A 22-year-old man was recently accused of scratching a BMW sedan at a dealership in Jiangxi City for a very bizarre reason – so his father would be forced to buy it for him according to the “you break it you buy it” principle.

The suspect, identified as 22-year-old Ji Moubing, reportedly visited the BMW dealership on November 25th and expressed interest in buying a dark blue sedan. Staff later told police that Ji acted normally and actually seemed really excited, telling one salesman that his father had promised to buy him a nice car as reward for getting his driver’s license. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse after Ji called his father to tell him what car he wanted.

It’s unclear what Ji Moubing’s father told him during their short phone conversation, but dealership staff told police that after hanging up his phone, the 22-year-old went into a rage, grabbed a pair of car keys and proceeded to make a long, deep scratch on the back of the sedan he seemed to like so much, before anyone could stop him.

A showroom salesman called police immediately after Ji’s reckless gesture, and officers confirmed that he was the perpetrator by checking CCTV camera footage. In his defense, the spoiled youth said that his father had told him he wouldn’t buy the BMW sedan for him, so he scratched it so his parent would have no choice but to pay for it. Talk about a spoiled brat…


What Ji failed to factor into the equation was his arrest for purposely damaging the dealership’s property. The case is still under investigation and it’s unclear whether Ji’s father eventually bought the car to get his son off the hook.

“He’s like a little kid asking for a gift from his parents. He believed if he damaged the car, his father would buy it for him,” Chen Junnan, a local police officer told Pear Video.

[ By Oddity Central ]

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

December 04, 2019

GMA7 Writer Sued By Pastor Quiboloy For Libel

 Quiboloy, son of god

Quiboloy sues TV writer for libel


Televangelist Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy has sued a TV network writer for online libel over the latter's alleged malicious comments on Facebook.

A copy of the private suit was filed at the City Prosecutors Office of the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) on July 9, 2019 by Quiboloy's lawyer, Israelito Torreon, and was obtained by this writer last week.

In his complaint, Quiboloy, leader of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ based in this city, claimed that Zenaida “Suzette” Doctolero of GMA-7 in Quezon City had called him names on Facebook – including landgrabber, murderer, human trafficker, and satan, starting on June 12, 2019.

Quiboloy said it was his followers who called his attention when they saw the Facebook posts, which “is viewable by the public in general” and can be read and commented on by anyone.

“It is to diminish the esteem, respect, goodwill or confidence in the complainant, or to excite derogatory feelings or opinions about me, It contained imputations with bad intentions and unjustifiable motives, purposely to malign, dishonor, discredit and insult and assassinate my character and good reputation to the public as well as to the members of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ,” Quiboloy's complaint reads.

In his complaint, Quiboloy claimed he has six million followers worldwide and that he had not committed any of the wrongdoing being imputed by Doctolero.

“Contrary to the accusations being hurled against me, my ministry nurtures the spiritual condition of children, young people and the elderly,” he said.

Quiboloy had tapped two witnesses against Doctolero, who had submitted a joint affidavit before IGACOS Deputy City Prosecutor Leah San Juan on July 10, 2019.

Quiboloy, son of god

He also submitted screenshots of Doctolero's Facebook comments and posts.

In her counter-affidavit, which was submitted in September, Doctolero denied she had maligned Quiboloy.

She said her posts and comments had no malice because she made it clear that these were all allegations that Quiboloy had to address.

She said her posts had the Filipino words “daw” and “diumano” to indicate that the tags on Quiboloy had not been proven yet.

Doctolero also questioned Quiboloy's act of suing her as a private person when in fact he is clearly a public figure.

She quoted Quiboloy's claim of having six million followers to prove her point that the pastor was not a private person.

The IGACOS prosecutors office had sided with Quiboloy and had resolved that “an information for LIBEL under Article 353 of the Revised Penal Code, in relation to R.A. 10175 be filed in court against respondent ZENAIDA “SUZETTE” DOCTOLERO.”

In his resolution under NPS No. XI-07-INV-19G-00073 dated October 8, 2019, Associate Prosecution Attorney Michael Robledo took notice of Doctolero's use of “daw” and “diumano” in her social media posts and comments but said these are “immaterial, as the fragment within the parentheses only serves as respondent's basis in making the statement.”

Robledo said Doctolero's statements, including her claim that Quiboloy “is a human trafficker and is living in bounty by means of fraud” are “defamatory in nature.”

Robledo also trashed Doctolero's claim that Quiboloy is a public figure.

“In any event, the case of US v. Bustos does not apply under the premises. To emphasize, the principle laid down in the cited jurisprudence applies to public officers and not private individuals. It is note-worthy that complainant is still a private individual though he is regularly appearing in public and other media sources,” he said.

December 04, 2019

Dalawang Tsismosa, Inaresto Matapos Sampahan ng Kaso

tsismosa

Maging babala sa mga tsismosa.  Inaresto sina Mary Grace Catapan at Jhallyn Gequillo Varga na parehong taga Cebu City dahil sa pagkakalat ng tsismis sa kakilala nila sa Facebook. Ayon sa nagrereklamo, noong 2017 hanggang 2018 ay pinagtutulungan na siyang siraan ng dalawang magkaibigan sa facebook group chat.

“Ang among na discover nga group chat is almost two years nga group chat nga halos everyday ko nila libakon. Kay kon mag vacation mi, i-grab ang among pictures ibutang sa group chat unya i-malign. Nya naa pa toy giingon nga kabit ko. Basta dagha pa,” 

Nilalagay raw ng dalawa ang mga larawan niya sa facebook at doon sinisiraan ng puri habang nababasa ng ibang miyembro sa chat.

tsismosa

Ineedit rin daw ng dalawa ang kanyang mga larawan at ginagawang aswang habang pinagtatawanan.

Dahil sa labis na sakit at kahihiyang naramdaman ay nagsampa ng kaso ang biktima at kinasuhan ng cyber libel ang dalawang  akusado.

Ayon sa Judge, nilabag ng dalawa ang  Section 4 (c) ng Republic Act 10175.

Pansamantala naman nakalaya ang dalawang akusado dahil sa piyansa.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

December 03, 2019

Study: Philippines Lowest In Reading Comprehension

Philippines Lowest In Reading Comprehension

Among 79 participating countries and economies, the Philippines scored the lowest in reading comprehension in the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), according to the results released Tuesday.

PISA is a worldwide study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that examines students’ knowledge in reading, mathematics, and science.

Reading was the main subject assessed among 15-year old students in the 2018 PISA. The Philippines had an average reading score of 340, more than 200 points below China (555) and more than 100 points less than the OECD average (487).

Philippines Lowest In Reading Comprehension

In the Philippines, boys’ and girls’ performances in reading both ranked lowest among PISA-participating countries.

“Reading proficiency is essential for a wide variety of human activities - from following instructions in a manual; to finding out the who, what, when, where, and why of an event; to communicating with others for a specific purpose or transaction,” the summary of the PISA 2018 results reads.

The Philippines also placed the second-lowest in mathematics (353), along with Panama, and science (357). Only the Dominican Republic scored lower in these categories.

China also led the ranking in mathematics and science. The OECD average for mathematics is 489 and the average for science is 483.

“Results from PISA indicate the quality and equity of learning outcomes attained around the world, and allow educators and policymakers to learn from the policies and practices applied in other countries,” a post on the OECD website reads.

According to the PISA 2018 profile of the Philippines, socio-economic status accounts for 18% of the variance in reading performance in the country, compared to the OECD average of 12%.

The country has the largest percentage of low performers in reading among socio-economically disadvantaged students.

The profile noted that average class sizes of 15-year olds in the Philippines are the largest, and the ratio of students to teaching staff in socio-economically disadvantaged schools is the highest.

Philippines Lowest In Reading Comprehension

The Philippines also had the highest percentage of students reporting being bullied at least a few times a month.

Education Secretary Leonor Briones said they did not expect high marks based on National Achievement Test results, according to a report by The STAR.

December 03, 2019

Transgender Who Sued Beauty Salons For Refusing To Wax Her Balls, Says A Gynecologist Refused To Give Her A Pap Smear

Yaniv, trans activist

Monday night, Yaniv, the infamous LGBTQIA+ equal rights advocate, began her new push — now against gynecologists, forcing advocacy that they should take on transgender patients who do not have female reproductive organs.

Yaniv is SHOCKED, CONFUSED, AND HURT. Oh my gosh, you guys, the emotional trauma that she suffers without end may have an excellent way of ending if a gynecologist would attempt to give her a pap smear where her victimized sun doesn’t shine. Maybe? Just a sarcastic thought. Meanwhile, will someone please tell Yaniv that gynecology is not pretend-play?

On Monday night, the activist ranted via Twitter about allegedly being discriminated against and turned away from a gynecology office because Yaniv is transgender.

Yaniv, trans activist

“Ok, so [Fraser Health] needs to stop hiring employees who are discriminatory towards the #LGBTQ and use their bulls*** excuses on why they can’t see you even though you have a referral from the emergency department and live in the Fraser Health area!!” Yaniv posted to Twitter. “I want help and can’t get it!!”

Yaniv, a biological male, does not have a uterus or ovaries, and it’s unclear if the activist has had what is often dubbed in the trans world as “bottom surgery.” In other words, it’s unclear how a standard gynecologist could provide care to the activist. Also, it remains unclear if Yaniv actually was turned away and for what reason.

“Gynecologists form a part of the multidisciplinary team who engage with transgender and non‐binary patients, either as part of the transition stage performing surgery or managing pre‐ or post‐transition gynecological problems,” the activist added.

Yaniv, trans activist

Did you hear that World? Yaniv wants a pap smear and she’s a victim because she cannot get one.

Transitioning from one gender to another (or not) is one thing, but “once a bully, always a bully.” This repetitive Yaniv pattern of “I am a woman, hear me roar,” is getting a bit too repetitive. You’d think she’d learn but maybe that’s being too non-inclusive. The reality is that she must need some cash to pay off her most recent legal bills…you know from when she lost her case against the estheticians who refused to wax her cahoonas.

One has to wonder where Yaniv will go to sue for her financial security next. Maybe if she goes the route of pet play, she could try to take on veterinarians. Watch the below at your own risk and shock.

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December 03, 2019

Pig Hearts Could Be Transplanted Into Human Patients Within Three Years


Adapted pig hearts could be transplanted into human patients within three years, according to the surgeon who pioneered heart transplantation in the UK.

Speaking on the 40th anniversary of the first successful heart transplant, Sir Terence English told The Sunday Telegraph that his protégé from that operation will try to replace a human kidney with a pig's later this year.

"If the result of xenotransplantation is satisfactory with porcine kidneys to humans then it is likely that hearts would be used with good effects in humans within a few years," the 87-year-old said.

"If it works with a kidney, it will work with a heart. That will transform the issue."

Pigs' heart anatomy and physiology is similar to that of humans, so they are often used as models for developing new treatments.

Hopes for a "holy grail" heart attack treatment were raised in May, after a genetic therapy showed promise in pigs.

An international team of researchers including UK scientists found that delivering a small piece of genetic material called microRNA-199 into a heart damaged by an attack caused the cells to regenerate.


Myocardial infarction, which is caused by the sudden blocking of one of the cardiac coronary arteries, is the main cause of heart failure.

When a patient survives a heart attack, they are left with permanent structural damage to their heart.

An estimated 900,000 people are currently living with heart failure in the UK, while millions more have high blood pressure - and both can cause heart attacks.


"A treatment that helps the heart repair itself after a heart attack is the holy grail for cardiologists," the British Heart Foundation's chairman of cardiology, Ajay Shah, told the i newspaper.

"This study convincingly demonstrates for the first time that this might actually be feasible and not just a pipe dream."


Published in the journal Nature, the research saw scientists deliver microRNA-199 into pigs after a myocardial infarction.

After a month there had been "almost complete recovery" of cardiac function.

However, the scientists have to overcome some considerable obstacles before the genetic therapy can be tested on human heart attack patients.

Most of the treated pigs died following the treatment because the microRNA-199 continued to be expressed in an uncontrolled manner.

[ By MIRROR ]

Monday, December 2, 2019

December 02, 2019

Doctors Bring Dead Heart ‘Back To Life’ For Groundbreaking Transplant


Doctors have now brought an adult heart back to life to transplant it into a person in need of a new organ for the first time in the US.

Duke University surgeons harvested the heart from a dead donor whose blood had already stopped circulating through their body.

They then used a pioneering technique to run blood back into the disembodied heart, so it would beat once more, a process documented in a surreal video tweeted by one of the doctors involved in the historic operation.

The heart was successfully transplanted into a recipient, a win that suggests far more will be eligible for donation in the future as doctors are able to beat the clock and keep the organ alive for outside of a body.

A human heart was transplanted for the first time ever in 1967 in South Africa. A year later, Stanford University doctors performed the first such transplant in the US.

By 2018, over 3,400 heart transplants were performed across the US.

Heart transplants are now relatively common, but there's a constant shortage of organs - hearts as well as others, like livers, lungs and kidneys - in the US and worldwide.

Less than half of Americans in the US - about 45 percent - are registered as organ donors.

The pool shrinks further after they pass away.

Many organs are too damaged or in poor conditions that render them unusable.

Still others may be cast aside based on their donors' medical histories, lifestyles or infections they've contracted.

The transplant wait list in the US is over 100,000 people long, and 20 die every day waiting for new organs.


In an effort to address this, doctors are constantly working on new ways to broaden the donor pool.

Simply asking more Americans to register as organ donors isn't enough. In recent years, the transplant community has expanded that pool most significantly by allowing the transplantation of organs from donors who tested positive for hepatitis C.

In addition to meeting health criteria, time plays a significant role in the viability of organs.

The tissue that makes up the heart starts to die shortly after it stops beating, making it unusable. In fact, by the time a heart stops naturally, it's already been running on a low supply of oxygen, that the tissue has been dying before circulatory death could be proclaimed.

So transplant surgeons are confined to using hearts from donors who are declared brain dead, but whose other vital organs are still functioning.

Historically, the best defense against the heart's decay has been keeping the organ at very cold temperatures. Even then, hearts are only viable after spending four to six hours outside the body.

But if doctors can instead get a heart beating again after removing it from the donor's body, the organ will be 'alive' once more, independent of the person who has died.

And they won't have to harvest solely from brain dead donors with still-beating hearts.

To do so, surgeons remove the heart and quickly connect it to a series of tubes that mechanically feed it blood, oxygen and electrolytes.


Nurtured once more, the heart muscle is 'reanimated,' and jumps back into action.

The technique, called warm perfusion, was used to do a human heart transplant for the first time ever at Royal Papworth Hospital in the UK in 2015.

Since then, the hospital, which is the nation's main center for both heart and transplants, has performed some 75 heart transplants after the donor's circulation stopped, estimates Dr Jacob Schroder, one of the heart surgeons involved in the Duke University procedure.

He and his team are now the first in the US to perform a donation after cardiac death (DCD) heart transplantation in the US.

Proof of concept that doctors here can do the procedure, Dr Schroder hopes, will mean more hearts will be viable for more patients.

'This is the first time in the US, which is a huge deal because transplant need and volume is so high, but a few centers around the world, including Papworth, have pioneered this effort,' he told DailyMail.com in an email.

[ By Mail Online ]
December 02, 2019

Bastos na Doctor, Nangmura at Nanglait ng Driver


Kinilala na si Dr. Tomas Joaquin Mendez, isang Otolaryngologist, ang lalaking nagviviral ngayon sa social media, dahil sa pagmumura at panglalait sa isang L300 driver.

Kasalukuyang iniimbestigahan na ng Land Transportation Office (LTO) ang insidente.

“Kami po ay nananawagan rin sa iba pang ahensya ng pamahalaan katulad ng Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) at pati na rin sa Philippine Medical Association (PMA) na kung maari po ay aksyunan ang insidenteng ito bago pa lumala ang sitwasyon o problema,”

“Inuulit po namin ang paalala sa mga motorista na maging mahinahon at huwag daanin sa init ng ulo o sa antas ng pamumuhay kung sakaling masangkot sa isang traffic incident,”

“Hangad natin ay isang lipunan kung saan pantay-pantay tayong susunod sa mga alituntunin at batas trapiko, at iginagalang natin ang karapatan at dignidad ng bawat isa,”
Panawagan ng DOTr

Panoorin ang video:


Ngunit hindi lang pala ito ang unang pagkakataon na nagwala at nangbato si Mendez ng sasakyan. May insidente rin  noong nakaraang taon kung saan nakunan siya ng video na may kaaway sa kalsada at nangbato ng motorista.

Panoorin ang video: 
December 02, 2019

Shouting At Your Dog Could Traumatise It Long-Term, New Research Warns

Dog, pug

It's true what they say, having a dog really is like having a child.

You can love your pet more than anything, but sometimes when they chew up the sofa or wake you up by barking at the letter box you just can't help but raise your voice a little.

But a new study has shown that shouting at your dog can actually traumatise them long-term.

The research paper looked at 42 dogs from obedience schools that used rewards-based training and 50 dogs from aversion training schools and sought to determine which method was better.

During the study, each dog was filmed during the first 15 minutes of three training sessions, and researchers took saliva samples to assess the cortisol levels of each pooch after training.

Three saliva samples were also taken from each dog when they were relaxing at home in order to understand what their baseline level of cortisol was, as a means of comparison.

Dog

The researchers, led by biologist Ana Catarina Vieira de Castro of the Universidade do Porto in Portugal, also looked carefully at the dogs' behaviour during the training sessions for stress indicators.

And it found that dogs who had experienced shouting and lead pulling during their training were more stressed, and demonstrated elevated stress behaviours, like yawning and lip-licking.

Dog

Meanwhile, pups who were taught in a more gentle manner tended to display fewer stress behaviours.

The cortisol levels also reflected a similar pattern, with the dogs taught with shouting and tough love having raised levels of cortisol in their saliva.

The research paper explained: "Our results show that companion dogs trained using aversive-based methods experienced poorer welfare as compared to companion dogs trained using reward-based methods, at both the short- and the long-term level.

"Specifically, dogs attending schools using aversive-based methods displayed more stress-related behaviours and body postures during training, higher elevations in cortisol levels after training, and were more 'pessimistic' in a cognitive bias task."

white Dog

And the worrying thing is that these affects weren't just shown immediately after training, but also remained long-term.

Re-visiting the pups one month later, researchers found that the aversion trained dogs still had a much more negative attitude.

They demonstrated this by placing an empty bowl on one side of the room and a delicious sausage snack on the other. Switching the bowls around the room to see how long the dogs would take to find the treat, they found that these dogs tended to have a slower approach to the task, indicating they were less hopeful about the bowl's contents.

"Critically our study points to the fact that the welfare of companion dogs trained with aversive-based methods appears to be at risk," the study concludes.

[ By TYLA ]