Sexual assault case haunts Stallone 31 years later

THE fallout generated by the sexual assault cases slapped by numerous Hollywood actresses against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein continues to impact other industry bigwigs whose skeletons in their closets are beginning to unravel before the public eye.

Already, several respected names in Hollywood like actors Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman and filmmaker Brett Ratner among others have fallen by the wayside.

Hoffman and Ratner were accused of sexually molesting numerous women and in the case of Spacey he was accused by at least 24 men of sexual misconduct.

The latest in the growing list of Hollywood bigshots to be accused of…

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China gears for first human head transplant

China’s medical practitioners might soon rock the scientific world.

Dr. Ren Xiaoping, together with Italian doctor Sergio Canavero will perform the first and historic human head transplant very soon.

Ren, from Harbin Medical University said that he and Canavero are now practicing the procedure on two corpses by reconnecting the spinal cord and blood vessels of the head of one body to the other one in an 18-hour experiment and its results will be announced in the coming days.

“The head transplant is a solution for all clinically incurable diseases,” said Ren. “Our society is an open one and our…

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To escape poverty: Chinese Christians replace Christ images with Xi
Christians in rural China are reportedly urged to replace images of Jesus with Chinese President Xi Jinping's portrait (right). Photo at left from South China Morning Press

POVERTY is one of the biggest problems in every country in the world, so a group of Christian believers from a small county in China has decided to escape from their suffering.

But instead of praying hard to God to help them in their predicament as every believer would do, they opted to be a bit more ‘earthly’ by replacing pictures of Jesus Christ with portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Many Christian believers…

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Nigerian teen slain for witchcraft body parts

DESPITE great advances in science and technology in this day and age, many people still believe in the practice of black magic and witchcraft to bring good luck, cure illnesses and to some extent even harm others.

The most common form of doing witchcraft rituals is when a shaman or witch doctor makes concoctions that are usually made of different herbs, animal and human body parts and oils along with incantations.

But in Nigeria, witchcraft reared its ugly head after a 17- year old girl was reportedly kidnapped before being mutilated for her body parts to be used in rituals.…

Read more: Nigerian teen slain for witchcraft body parts

SCIENTIFIC and technological (S&T) activities in the Philippines and Thailand recently got a big boost as science and technology leaders in both countries signed a legally binding agreement to work together in promoting the scientific cooperation between the countries.

Representing the Philippines and Thailand are Department of Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña and Ministry of Science and Technology Minister Atchaka Sibunruang respectively.

The Philippine-Thailand agreement shall also pave the way to link up organizations, agencies, universities, and firms in both countries, and conclude implementing arrangements. To run for five years, the program started this March and will last until March 2023. 

Based on the agreement, the Philippines and Thailand shall carry out S&T cooperation in joint research and development; exchange of scientists, specialists, and representatives of academic, research, industrial, and trade organizations; exchange of technical documentation and information; arrangement of bilateral conferences and symposia on subjects of mutual interest; and other forms of cooperation in the field of science and technology.

The two governments also concurred to include visits and exchanges of S&T specialists in fields beyond the agreed areas in the current agreement.

Read more: PH, Thailand strengthen S&T cooperation 

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