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Dressing for success comes easy for some, while for others less adept to fashion a utilitarian appeal is all they can pull off. For fashion-challenged men, planning their date outfit or boardroom ensembles is a serious undertaking. Imagine what they would give to find simple inspiration and easy to mix-match…

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THERE’S good news for parents who are concerned that their children’s math skills may need improvement. Investing a little time and effort with their child can really add up when it comes to having their child acquire the math skills he or she needs. That’s the word from the experts…

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US Ambassador donates new equipment to former dumpsite’s little league When The Manila Times last interviewed the United States’ (US) ambassador to the Philippines, His Excellency Harry Thomas Jr., the proud New Yorker generously shared stories about his colorful childhood in Queens where he played his favorite sport—baseball. Growing up…

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Project aims to boost efficiency in resolving cases About 280 Ombudsman lawyers shall undergo enhancement classes in seven batches from August 2013 to February 2014 to improve their skills in deciding cases and drafting action papers. The Office of the Ombudsman and the British Embassy Manila have just launched the…

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Agencia Española de Cooperacion Internacional para el Desarollo (AECID) will team up for the implementation of the Local Empowerment and Development towards Good Governance (LEaDGov), a project focused on providing capacity building trainings to local governments units (LGUs) for improved…

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Japan officially launched the “Mindanao Sustainable Agrarian and Agriculture Development Project (MinSaad)” on July 17 in Davao City. Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Lualhati Antonino, Agrarian Reform Undersecretary Jerry Pacturan; Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Assistant Secretary Howard Cafugauan; Mayor Rodolfo Duterte of Davao City; and Counselor…

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The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in the Philippines will be administering the 32nd Test of Proficiency in Korean (Topik) on October 20 at its Fort Bonifacio, Global City office. Topik, a Korean language test both for foreigners and overseas Koreans, is generally used as a measure of proficiency in the…

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Whether hardwoods or soft carpets, stone, tile, porcelain or vinyl, floors today offer both the latest technological innovations and old-fashioned good looks. IT may not be what most people think about when they consider technological innovations, but science has turned its attention toward the floor and come up with some…

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Indy winner Kanaan helps snail get up to speed in ‘Turbo’ LOS ANGELES: When DreamWorks Animation needed to get up to speed with the high-octane world of motor-racing—from the perspective of a turbo-charged snail—it turned to auto champion Tony Kanaan. Turbo takes the animated studio—which was behind Madagascar (2005) and…

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TOYOTA Motor Corp. announced that as of the end of June, worldwide cumulative sales of its Prius gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle has surpassed the three-million-unit mark. Toyota launched the first-generation Prius in 1997, becoming the world’s first mass-produced hybrid passenger car. The model’s second generation followed in 2003 and the third…