Roundup: Britain deal with suspect mail packages at military-related targets

February 14, 2014 7:39 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Britain deal with suspect mail packages at military-related targets 

LONDON, Feb. 14 — British police on Thursday revealed that a series of suspect packages had been sent to military-related targets in urban centers across southern England.

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1st LD Writethru: Delegates arrive for trilateral meeting on Syria in Geneva

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GENEVA, Feb. 14 — Delegates arrived Thursday afternoon at Palais des Nations, the location of United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), for a trilateral meeting between United Nations, Russia and the United States amid the ongoing Syria peace talks held here.

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China's police crack 150,000 economic cases

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BEIJING, Feb. 14 — Chinese police tied up 149,800 cases of economic crime in 2013, with 49.3 billion yuan (8.1 billion U.S. dollars) recovered, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday.

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Polish 2014 agri-food exports expected to grow 10%

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WARSAW, Feb. 13 — Polish exports of agri-food products is projected to grow by about 10 percent in 2014, agriculture minister Stanislaw Kalemba said Wednesday.

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Ilocos Norte partners with Batac University in revitalizing Ilocos ‘white gold’

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BATAC CITY, Feb. 13 — In an effort to revitalize the garlic industry, regarded as a precious white gold among Ilokano farmers, the Ilocos Norte government in partnership with the government-owned Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) will join hands to upgrade the quality of garlic through a sustainable seed support system.

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Earthworms bring cash crop to Ilocos town’s indigents

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SOLSONA,ILOCOS NORTE, Feb. 13 — So, you want to keep people out of poverty? In Solsona town, its local government unit has the answer—don’t give them cash but give them earthworms. Yes, teach them how to grow earthworms or the African night crawler at that. Not only they bring you cash but they also bring back a sustainable environment, away from the sight of foul-smelling garbage or buzzing fruit flies.

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Chicago agricultural commodities drop

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CHICAGO, Feb. 13 — Chicago agricultural commodities dropped across the board Wednesday, with soybean leading the losses.

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Samal mangoes penetrate international markets

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DAVAO CITY, Feb. 13 — The shipment of mangoes from the Island Garden City of Samal is now penetrating international markets in Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan and Korea.

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Iloilo province's fishing boat fund now over P6M

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ILOILO CITY, Feb.13, — A total of PP6,701,548.40 has been collected by the provincial government and deposited in a bank to fund purchase of fishing boats needed by fisherfolk, Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr., on Thursday said.

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DTI holds Zambo Peninsula rubber IC teambuilding workshop to strengthen members’ rapport

February 14, 2014 7:39 am· Comments Off on DTI holds Zambo Peninsula rubber IC teambuilding workshop to strengthen members’ rapport 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 13 -– The members of the Zamboanga Peninsula rubber industry cluster (IC) team took a break from their busy schedules to take part in a teambuilding session organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

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