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While Samsung Electronics Co. has become synonymous with technology in South Korea, a controversial rival could upstage it in the race to build fifth-generation wireless networks in its own backyard.

Huawei Technologies Co., the Chinese company slammed in the U.S. Congress as a security threat, is in the running to supply equipment to all three of South Korea’s national mobile carriers. At stake: initial contracts that could be worth 10 trillion won ($9 billion).

As South Korea pushes to become the first nation to roll out 5G networks, suppliers from around the world are vying to sell switches, base stations and other gear needed to make them work. While Samsung is best known for its smartphones and memory chips, having its equipment shut out of the most advanced wireless networks in its homeland would be a setback for a company that has suffered a number of recent black-eyes.

Huawei has grown to become the largest network gear maker and is pushing deep into 5G technology, investing heavily in research and becoming one of the biggest holders of patents. Its prospects came into focus earlier this year when President Donald Trump blocked Broadcom Inc. from buying Qualcomm Inc. as the U.S. cited risks that the deal could help the Chinese company take the lead in developing next-generation networks.

“Huawei has been aggressive and started development earlier than others,” Park Jin-hyo, executive vice president of SK Telecom Co., said in an interview. “We are looking with an open stance and no bias whatsoever.”
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A blistering heatwave smothered swathes of flood-hit western Japan on Monday (Jul 16), hampering clean-up efforts as survivors and relief workers toil in stifling temperatures a week after devastating inundations that killed more than 200 people.

Tens of thousands of rescue workers are still digging through the debris for bodies after Japan's worst weather-related disaster in over three decades, which saw record downpours spark flash flooding and landslides across the region.

The toll of 219 is expected to continue to rise, with at least 21 still missing, while the punishing heatwave has pushed the thermometer above 35 degrees Celsius and raised fears for vulnerable people.

Some 4,700 survivors were forced to evacuate the disaster area, where homes were reduced to rubble by the floods and landslides.

Many remain in shelters, while others have been left without water supply.

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/fierce-heatwave-hits-japan-flood-recovery-10534678
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Before they were found by two British cave divers, 12 schoolboys from the Wild Boar Academy football team and their coach dug a hole with pieces of rock every day in a bid to escape from the waterlogged Tham Luang cave complex, said an army medic who stayed with them throughout the rescue mission.

In a Facebook post on Monday (Jul 16), Pak Loharnshoon wrote that the survivors had dug holes as deep as 5m despite their lack of food, and praised them for maintaining good morale in a time of crisis.

After the "Wild Boars" were discovered on Jul 2, he was one of the four Thai officials who volunteered to remain with the stranded until they were safely evacuated.

“I’m touched by their innocence, optimism and great morale despite the environment and crisis,” he wrote. “They’re well-disciplined and would put all the food waste into garbage bags at the end of every meal.”

According to Pak, the boys' 25-year-old coach Ekapol “Ake” Chanthawong, one of the last people to leave the area where the 13 were trapped, had taught the boys not to bring back anything belonging to the caves and everyone had obeyed.

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/thailand-cave-rescue-thai-boys-coach-tham-luang-10534542
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Selected WU Scholars received US$2,500 each for tuition fees, accredited post-secondary institution seeking an undergraduate degree. Must be 18 to 26 years old. Read more http://studentscholarshipgrant.com/philippines/western-union-wu/ #PhilippineScholarship
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The Western Union (WU) Foundation Scholarship is a global scholarship program that includes the Philippines. The WU Scholars is designed to support young people to pursue post-secondary education at an accredited post-secondary institution. Read more http://studentscholarshipgrant.com/philippines/western-union-wu/ #PhilippineScholarship
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The Manny Pacquiao Scholarship offers free senior high school, free school uniform, free assessment fee, free OJT fee, free NSTP-CWTS. Read more http://studentscholarshipgrant.com/philippines/manny-pacquiao/ #PhilippineScholarship
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President Rodrigo Duterte has plunged the Philippines into its worst human rights crisis since the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos in the 1970s and 1980s. His “war on drugs,” launched after he took office in June 2016, has claimed an estimated 12,000 lives of primarily poor urban dwellers, including children.

Duterte has vowed to continue the abusive anti-drug campaign until his term ends in 2022. Throughout 2017 and the latter part of 2016, he engaged in harassment and intimidation of individuals and agencies tasked with accountability—including United Nations officials.

Duterte’s most prominent critic, Senator Leila de Lima, remained in detention on politically motivated drug charges. Pro-Duterte lawmakers in 2017 sought to eliminate budgetary funding for the official Commission on Human Rights as apparent retaliation for its efforts to probe the anti-drug campaign. In the face of mounting international criticism, the Duterte government has adopted a tactic of denying as “alternative facts” well-substantiated reports by human rights and media organizations of high death tolls linked to the “drug war.”

Violation of children’s rights, attacks on journalists and media, and government policy failures contributing to the country’s worsening HIV epidemic persisted in 2017.
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Military historian and national security expert Jose Antonio Custodio attributes the unrest in the Philippines to the government's "scatterbrain" national security policy. "The situation was not this bad before the Duterte government. Now, you have a major Mindanao city destroyed and opportunists like the communists and China taking advantage of this very fluid situation," Custodio told DW.

The government's single-minded focus on the war on drugs led to the miscalculation of other imminent security threats, the expert noted. "That's why the military was blindsided by the Maute takeover of Marawi," said Custodio. In May, the Maute group and Abu Sayyaf, a militant group notorious for kidnappings and beheadings in the southern Philippines, consolidated forces and overran the city of Marawi.

The military, more accustomed to jungle warfare, found themselves in unfamiliar territory fighting a surprisingly well-organized enemy in urban terrain. It took the military five months to "liberate" the city. The siege indicated that the ripples of violent extremism had reached Southeast Asia. In an interview, terrorism expert Sidney Jones said, "Marawi in particular has become the new sexy destination for jihad."

Analyst Custodio further warned that the Marawi crisis left the military in a precarious situation. "There are reports that the Maute is consolidating and that other cities in Mindanao are in danger of an attack."

"Another attack will be disastrous for the military that is still recovering from its losses. The total casualties and fatalities were equal to one brigade. The military does not have enough brigades to begin with," Custodio pointed out.
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The Manny Pacquiao Foundation awarded more than 200 scholarships and extended more than $400,000 in medical assistance to needy people, also spends another $400,000 per year for the schooling of 1,000 college students. Read more http://studentscholarshipgrant.com/philippines/manny-pacquiao/ #PhilippineScholarship
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Now that social media and dating apps have infiltrated our love lives, relationships can get confusing in entirely new ways. It's easier than ever to meet new romantic prospects, as well as disappear from their lives, pop back in again, and/or generally confuse the hell out of them. Why did they send you that cat video with no comment? Now that they've Instagrammed a photo with you, are you two "official"? They haven't texted since the fourth date. Does that mean they've moved on? (And are you tired yet?)

As new dating behaviors arise, so too do new viral terms to describe them. In fact, there are so many weird-sounding dating terms circulating these days that it's hard to keep track. Just when you start to get used to the word "ghosting" in your everyday conversations, other words like "phubbing," "benching," and "breadcrumbing" enter the mix. But these words exist because shitty dating behaviors are depressingly common, and they're worth calling out. To help you identify and avoid them (or simply understand what your friends are talking about), here are nine of the most popular viral dating terms defined. We're hopeful this guide will help you spot a "kittenfisher" before they reel you in.

Ghosting

Let's start with this OG of modern dating lingo. Ghosting occurs when a person suddenly halts all forms of communication with the person they've been dating, ostensibly hoping the ghosted person will get the hint without the ghoster having to break up with them.

In some ways, being ghosted can hurt even more than being outright rejected because it opens the door to unanswered questions, depriving you of closure. According to psychologist Jennice Vilhauer writing for Psychology Today, mental health professionals compare ghosting to giving someone the "silent treatment," which is considered a form of emotional cruelty. No wonder being left on read stings so damn much.

Haunting

Haunting is when a person continues to interact with you on social media after you've stopped seeing each other. Haunting behaviors are often on the passive side (for example, liking your photo instead of commenting on it) so that you end up thinking about the person but still haven't been invited to respond in any way.

This pattern can seriously mess with your mind. Imagine finally feeling like you're over your ex...then seeing that they've liked an Instagram photo of you and the new person you're dating. This can be as exciting as it is infuriating: Does it mean your ex still misses you? Are they jealous? Why won't they leave you alone?! It's a combination of thoughts virtually guaranteed to throw you off.

Breadcrumbing

When you picture someone breadcrumbing, you might think of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, in which two siblings drop morsels of bread as they walk in order to find their way home. The dating version is a little different (and I'd take a bloodthirsty witch over a douchey ex any day). Similar to haunting, breadcrumbing is when someone continues to leave little clues that they might be into you…only they aren't into you at all.

As Bela Gandhi, founder of date coaching company Smart Dating Academy, explained to Today, breadcrumbing is "leading somebody on with no intention of following through," often to get attention. This behavior can manifest in a variety of ways: a random text just to "check in" here, a flirty 2 a.m. Snapchat there. But the breadcrumbs don't lead to actual plans, making this a really frustrating — and potentially heartbreaking — dating behavior.

Benching

Benching is another term for leading someone on, but there is a bit more intention involved in it than in breadcrumbing. Benching is when someone keeps a potential partner on the romantic back burner. They don't make serious moves to deepen the connection, but they don't extinguish the hope of a future relationship, either. It's like when an athlete is benched during a game: They're not actually playing but they might get put in later if the coach needs them.

Stashing

If you're being stashed, it could take a while for you to realize it. On the surface, your relationship might seem perfect: You go out all the time, they text you consistently, and you're spending almost every weekend at their apartment. There's just one problem: You haven't met a single one of their friends or family members, and, come to think of it, they haven't posted any photos of the two of you on social media. Congratulations, they just might be stashing you — in other words, they're keeping you separate from the rest of their life, possibly in order to date other people at the same time. Definitely a low blow.

Submarining

Submarining is sometimes the sequel to ghosting. Picture this: After an amazing handful of dates with someone, all of a sudden, they disappear. Boom, you've been ghosted. You pick your ego up off the floor only for them to text you weeks later, asking to hang out again as if nothing happened. This is submarining, or peacing out and then popping back up like a submarine resurfacing from underwater. If it seems like a submariner genuinely wants a relationship with you when they reappear, it's worth asking them what happened, because this is shady behavior.

Phubbing

Have you ever gotten the feeling that your partner is more committed to their phone than they are to you? Welcome to phubbing, a combination of the words "phone" and "snubbing." If your date would rather check their Twitter mentions than listen to what you have to say at dinner, you know exactly what this is. Given that many of us are glued to our phones on a daily basis — the average American spends a whopping five hours on mobile devices a day, according to analytics firm Flurry — it's no surprise that this obnoxious dating trend is on the rise. A word of advice? Keep your phone in your pocket (or purse) during date night.
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