Swiss solar-powered plane makes aviation history

July 8, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Swiss solar-powered plane makes aviation history 

PAYERNE, Switzerland, July 8 — A Swiss solar-powered plane has made aviation history by flying non-stop for nearly 26 hours, including through the night.

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Avnet Express Launches Asia-wide Ecommerce Site; First authorized distributor in Asia to launch an electronic components e-commerce site with an integrated China payment capability

July 8, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Avnet Express Launches Asia-wide Ecommerce Site; First authorized distributor in Asia to launch an electronic components e-commerce site with an integrated China payment capability 

HONG KONG, July 8 — Avnet Express, part of the Avnet Electronics Marketing operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has launched a comprehensive e-commerce website in Asia. The site http://www.avnetexpress.com/asia represents the first distributor website in Asia to offer a China payment capability.

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Thousands of undiscovered plant species face extinction

July 8, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Thousands of undiscovered plant species face extinction 

LOS ANGELES, July 8 — Thousands of rare flowering plant species worldwide may become extinct before scientists can even discover them, according to a new research.

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Criminals involved in train explosion searched for in Dagestan

June 30, 2010 1:42 am· Comments Off on Criminals involved in train explosion searched for in Dagestan 

MAKHACHKALA, June 29 — Dagestan’s law enforcement bodies are searching for the criminals who blew up a cargo train last night.

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Agbayani files election protest vs reelected Gov. Espino

June 24, 2010 9:56 pm· Comments Off on Agbayani files election protest vs reelected Gov. Espino 

By Leonardo V. Micua

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, June 24 —-Outgoing Congressman Victor Agbayani has filed an election protest against reelected Governor Amado Espino Jr. before the Commission on Elections in Manila questioning the result of the election in 47 towns and cities of Pangasinan.

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Prelate cites impact of PGMA projects in Cagayan Valley

June 22, 2010 10:01 pm· Comments Off on Prelate cites impact of PGMA projects in Cagayan Valley 

TUGUEGARAO CITY, June 22 — Bayombong Bishop Ramon Villena cited on Tuesday the role of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in the development of Cagayan Valley, saying her road and bridge projects created a big impact in the region.

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Comelec declares special polls in lone Sarangani precinct as smooth, orderly

June 4, 2010 8:02 pm· Comments Off on Comelec declares special polls in lone Sarangani precinct as smooth, orderly 

By Allen V. Estabillo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, June 4 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Sarangani province declared Thursday’s special polls at a lone clustered precinct in the coastal municipality of Glan as successful despite the delays in the conduct of the voting due to problems reminiscent of the glitches during the recent May 10 national and local elections.

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Vote-buying, violence mar Lanao Sur, Basilan polls but PNP says election generally peaceful

June 3, 2010 8:31 pm· Comments Off on Vote-buying, violence mar Lanao Sur, Basilan polls but PNP says election generally peaceful 

CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao, June 3 – Police arrested at least four persons for vote buying and intimidation at the height of Thursday’s special elections in two areas in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

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Australians concerned over asylum seekers and climate, survey reveals

May 31, 2010 1:38 pm· Comments Off on Australians concerned over asylum seekers and climate, survey reveals 

CANBERRA, May 31 — The Lowy Institute survey of 1,000 people on Monday showed Australians have been increasingly worried about asylum seekers and the act on climate change.

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Palawan political group wants Mitra disqualification stayed

May 30, 2010 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Palawan political group wants Mitra disqualification stayed 

MANILA, May 30 — The Partidong Pagbabago ng Palawan (PPP), in a 37-page supplemental petition, is urging the Supreme Court (SC)to uphold the Commission on Elections (Comelec)'s decision which disqualified former Rep. Abraham Kahlil B. Mitra from seeking the province's gubernatorial post due to residency issues.

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