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The 'dog eaters' at the World's Fair of 1904

It was 1904 and the World's Fair in St Louis, Missouri buzzed with excitement. The World's Fair was to be the Centennial celebration of the 1804 Louisiana Purchase from France.   It was going to be the event of the century. In the words of David Francis who was the chief executive of the Louisiana Purchase,   it was to "demonstrate to visitors that human history has reached its "apotheosis" in Forest Park,"   the venue for the World's Fair.   The $15 million that was spent to create such an extravaganza showed   that no expense was spared. The Fairgrounds covered 1,000 acres ( 405 hectares). It was a pivotal and contentious moment in American history, when in the midst of a new industrial era,   the United States of America celebrated itself as a growing imperial force. The World's Fair of 1904 was designed to showcase American glory, American democracy,   American economy.   On display were the greatest technological innovations of the time: outd

Balbalatong latta met!

Ni Leonardo Rosqueta Agonoy POLITIKA!   Adu a tattao wenno umili ti ulawenna. Politiko, naruayda. Iti kaaduda, matikawka no asinoda ti pudno a butosamto. No pudno nga isuda ti makatulongto ti ilulung-aw ti panagbiag ti tunggal maysa. Pangenpangen. Saggaysadanto manen nga umay manumtubalay. Mamerienda ken mainum ti balonda nga iyawat kadagiti botante. Kasla aso ken pusa met ti idiar, kababalin dagiti agsusupangil. Begbegento met ti media dagita nga isyu ti politika. Kasano itan?   Di met ammon no asino ti patiem ti sasawen ti tunggal maysa. Ngamin, kaarig met dagiti politiko ti upa a manok - kutak-a-kutak a di met maka-itlog! Anian sa itan?  Ti met gayam agtutunggali nga isyu ti politika ti wagas a panaglatak ti kinaasino ti tunggal politiko!  In short , awan ti maidumduma ti kinaasino dagitoy. Maymaysa ti burikda!  Burik ti buaya!  Kasla alinta pay ti kaarigda!  Kunatayo a puera de los buenos? Kakailian. Masaotayo laeng ditoy iti kinabuklis, kinagamrud ti kaaduanna a politikota

Beating plastic pollution, one brick at a time

ECO-FRIENDLY. On Oct. 20, 2021, a worker at the newly-inaugurated Ilocos Norte Eco Hub demonstrates to local officials of the province led by Vice Governor Cecilia Araneta Marcos how the stripped plastic sachets are mix with cement to produce eco-bricks. Also shown in the background photo are eco-bricks used in the construction of the first eco hub in the province which is envisioned to be replicated in various parts of the province to help beat plastic pollution. ( Lei G. Adriano) Leilanie G. Adriano ( Staff Reporter) LAOAG CITY—The province of Ilocos Norte is heading towards beating plastic pollution with the manufacturing of eco-bricks using recycled plastic wastes for construction purposes. Located along the national highway at Sitio Bato, Brgy. Tonoton in Piddig, Ilocos Norte the project is a model eco hub recycling facility, the first of its kind in Ilocos region. Through a public and private partnership agreement between the Ayala-led renewable energy corporation-North Luzon

Public e-bidding for agricultural lots set on November 19

The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC), the statutory Liquidator of closed banks, will sell a total of 59 agricultural lots owned by various closed banks through electronic public bidding (e-bidding) on Nov. 19, 2021. The PDIC announced that it will accept bids from interested buyers from 9:00 a.m. on November 18, 2021 to 8:00 a.m. on November 19, 2021, via its e-bidding portal at . Bids will be opened starting at 9:00 a.m. on November 19, 2021. To be sold individually on an “as-is, where-is” basis are 53 agricultural lots (two of which have improvements) and six mixed agricultural-residential lots (two of which have improvements) with a combined minimum disposal price of P110.2 million. The properties are located in Bataan, Batangas, Cagayan, Laguna, La Union, Leyte, Marinduque, Palawan and Pangasinan. To complete the required one-time registration, interested parties can go to the PDIC Assets for Sale website at https://assetsfors

Ti nabunga, palapalenda!

Ni Leonardo Rosqueta Agonoy MANGRUGRUGIN ti binnara,pinnalapal, pinniltak iti lubong ti politika. Idi punganay ti puon ti historia iti kasta a pakasaritaan ti politika ditoy Filipinas. Iti agdama, maituloy latta ti saan a nasayaat a kababalin dagiti politikotayo a dangdanggayan dagiti adda iti likudan dagiti politiko. Nasaknap, nangruna iti agdama a panawen, ti panagsaknap ti fake news ken nadumaduma a kita ti panagpipinnadakes dagiti politikotayo. Am-amang pay a segsegpen ti sangapagilian iti panagbalbaliw koma metten ti di nasayaat nga ugalitayo, kakailian. Iti biang ti nasional ti pangarigantayo laengen, kakailian. Ub-uboren, palpalapalendan ti narnuoyan iti bunga, isu dayta ti sigud a Senador Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. Permi ita ti panangpadpadakes dagiti kontra-Marcos. Panggep pay ketdi ti nadunaduma a grupo a pa-disqualify ti COC ni BBM gapu kadagiti kaso a bibiagen manen dagiti mabuteng iti posible a panagsubli ti Marcos idiay Malacanang. Banag a saan la idandaneng t

Living with non-pandemic COVID forever

By Noralyn O. Dudt SMALLPOX was on its way of being eradicated in 1979, and in the following year, the World Health Organization declared it official.   Its eradication was   not only due to   the aggressive vaccination programs that were launched,   but also due to the unique characteristics of the virus. These unique characteristics were:   the virus needed animal hosts to keep it alive;   the virus had clear features that made the disease easy to recognize in people who suffered from it;   the virus was   infectious for only a short period of time, and getting infected conferred immunity for life. Measles , on the other hand,   is an example of a disease that couldn't be eradicated. This highly transmissible respiratory virus only came under control after a vaccine was developed in 1963, and in highly vaccinated regions such as the United States, it has technically been eliminated, although occasional outbreaks still occur. The endgame for the coronavirus will not look l