PhilRice’s top 3 heads named

November 10, 2011 10:48 pm· Comments Off on PhilRice’s top 3 heads named 

SCIENCE CITY OF MUÑOZ, Nueva Ecija, Nov. 10 — Three engineers, headed by a renowned climate change expert, have been appointed to top-level positions at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) to meet the institute’s goals and objectives in rice production, including the attainment of rice self-sufficiency by 2013.

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Negros Oriental solon seeks harmonizing of pending bills in Congress

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DUMAGUETE CITY, Nov. 10 – The senior vice chairman of the appropriations committee of the House of Representatives wants to harmonize a number of pending bills that seek to empower front liners in the government’s nutrition program.

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Firefighters still battle forest fires in Russia’s Far East

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VLADIVOSTOK, Nov. 10 — Firefighters and rescuers extinguished all but one forest fires in Russia's Far East over the past 24 hours, a spokesman for the regional emergencies ministry said on Friday

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Two quakes hit Russia’s Far East; no casualties reported

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PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, Nov. 10 — Two earthquakes measuring between 3.6 and 5.7 magnitude were registered near the Kamchatka peninsula, in Russia’s Far East, local geophysics center reported.

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Greek political leaders fail to agree on new PM

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ATHENS, Nov. 10 — The talks between Greece’s political leaders on a new coalition government ended on Wednesday without reaching agreement on a new prime minister, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.

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Moscow still wants missile defense guarantees despite new offer

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MOSCOW, Nov. 9 — Russia still wants legal guarantees it is not targeted by a U.S.-led missile shield, despite an invitation to observe interceptor test launches in Europe, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

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Ukraine wants free trade deal with CIS to be ratified

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KIEV, Nov. 10 — The Ukrainian government has submitted a free trade agreement with the CIS member countries to the Ukrainian parliament for ratification.

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Bomb blasts claim over 60 lives in northern Nigeria: police

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ABUJA, Nov. 10 – The Nigerian Police Force in Abuja has confirmed that more than 60 people were killed in bomb blasts which rocked Damaturu in the north on November 4.

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Russia condoles over bomb blast in Nigeria

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ABUJA, Nov. 10 — Russian President Dimtry Medvedev has condoled with the government of Nigeria over the recent terror attack in Yobe and Borno during which more than 100 people died.

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Sri Lanka to host international maritime conference

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COLOMBO, Nov. 10 — Sri Lanka will host an international maritime conference next week to address security concerns in the Indian Ocean, the Sri Lankan navy said on Thursday.

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