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Filipinos Continue to Cope With Decades of Rolling Blackouts

Filipinos Continue to Cope With Decades of Rolling Blackouts

For as long as many people in the Philippines can remember, electricity has been a luxury. Lack of stable electricity has been a part of daily lives. Most Filipinos never dreamed that the rolling power outages of the 1990s still bedevil the country today. The Philippines has suffered a persistent power shortage since the mid-1980s. […]

What It Takes to Be a Good Leader

What It Takes to Be a Good Leader

What makes a good leader? This question has many people thinking. Some people believe this means many things. For instance, one may believe this means having strict policies. This might keep things on a tight track but does it really make a good leader? I think this is not the case; at least not in […]

Virginians Joyful as Robert E. Lee Statue Is Taken Down

Virginians Joyful as Robert E. Lee Statue Is Taken Down

One of America’s largest confederacy symbols was taken down in Richmond, Virginia, in early September 2021. Onlookers cheered and sang as the statue was finally taken down from its pedestal, where it stood for over a century. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam deserves praise for his decision to have the statue removed. He agrees its symbolism […]

Reading Aloud Builds Writing and Character

Reading Aloud Builds Writing and Character

Reading aloud provides a multitude of advantages and improvements. Improvements build a comfortable way of speaking and writing for the reader and the listeners. The University of Massachusetts Professor Peter Elbow believes “readers will find your writing clearer and more inviting when your language is comfortable to speak aloud.” This provides a healthy and productive […]

Artificial Intelligence Patent Controversy

Artificial Intelligence Patent Controversy

Although artificial intelligence has been leading the forefront of technology, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) decided not to patent the work of these computers. In April 2020, the office ruled that only “natural persons” can be credited as inventors. In early September 2021, a district court upheld the decision that the U.S. Patent […]

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