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  • MANILA [url=http://www.hockeyblackhawksproshop.com/]Cheap Chicago Blackhawks Jerseys[/url] , May 10 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Wednesday the appointment of Senator Alan Peter Cayetano as the country's new foreign secretary.

    "In the Department of Foreign Affairs, I remember I signed an appointment just before I left my room and I saw the name of Senator Cayetano," Duterte told a news conference at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

    Asked if he signed the appointment paper already, Duterte said he signed it Wednesday afternoon before he left the Malacanang presidential palace for the airport.

    Cayetano, 46, a politician and a staunch ally of the president, was Duterte's running mate in the May 2016 elections.

    Cayetano has been a lawmaker since 1998 when he was first elected in the House of Representatives. In July 2007, he was elected as member of the Senate. His term ends in 2019.

    Cayetano is the third in the family to become a lawmaker. His father, Renato, was senator from 1998 to 2003, and his sister Pia was elected senator in 2004.

    Currently, his wife Maria Laarni serves as mayor of Taguig City in Metro Manila. She was also a former member of the House of Representatives.

    On March 9, Duterte named Enrique Manalo, a seasoned career diplomat, as new acting foreign secretary, barely a day after the Commission on Appointments rejected the appointment of Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay over citizenship issue.

    Duterte's spokesman Ernesto Abella said that Manalo, then a foreign undersecretary, will hold the position until Duterte names a new foreign secretary.

    Duterte left for Cambodia on Wednesday to attend the World Economic Forum in Phnom Penh.

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    LAGOS, June 25 (Xinhua) -- The Nigerian government has confirmed the deaths of 21 persons and 17 others injured in the blast that rocked EMAB Plaza in Abuja, the nation's capital city.

    The coordinator of National Information Center Mike Omeri told reporters Wednesday that the attackers came on a power bike and planted an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) by the entrance of the shopping mall.

    He said soldiers killed one of the suspected bombers of EMAB Plaza in Abuja and arrested another.

    The suspects, who attempted to flee the scene of the incident, were shot and arrested by personnel of the Guards Brigade on patrol duty in the area. One of them later died from wounds sustained from gunshots while a bag containing IEDs was also recovered from the suspects.

    Some of the victims were hospitalized.

    Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Bala Mohammed gave an assurance during a visit to the Maitama hospital that the Federal Government would foot the medical bills of the victims.

    Mohammed advised residents to be very vigilant at all times and report suspicious movements to security agencies for prompt action to check such attacks.

    Earlier, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the explosion occurring at EMAB Plaza, Abuja Wednesday. The agency deployed its personnel for rescue operations at the scene after receiving information of the blast about 4 p.m. local time, according to Ezekiel Manzo, the agency's spokesperson.

    As uncomfortable or as unsightly as they may seem, dental braces are the safest solution to fixing crooked teeth and improving dental health. They're mainly worn by children whose permanent teeth has grown though people who didn't have the opportunity to wear braces as children may also wear them well as adults.

    There exist different types of braces whose function is almost all the same but whose appearance is completely different. Some cause fewer allergic reactions in users. Here's a look at what choices an orthodontist will present you with on your next appointment.

    Removable and attached

    There are two types of braces which have subtypes or styles. Removable ones are worn on the upper teeth and stay in place using metal clips. They're worn throughout the day and removed during cleaning and when playing contact sports.

    Attached braces are permanent and can be removed only by a dentist.

    Metal braces

    Metal braces are those which we're most familiar with. They're visible and wired and have metal brackets ad wires which are held in place by a rubber band. Self ligating braces are a type of metal brace which don't use a rubber band but rather have the wire hold the bracket in place. They're more comfortable than traditional braces and have a faster treatment time.

    Titanium braces are another type of metal device. Where most metal braces are made of nickel, they use titanium and are recommended for patients allergic to nickel. Another type advised for patients with nickel allergies is gold-plated stainless steel.

    Ceramic braces

    Ceramic braces are built like metal braces but use ceramic instead of metal. The main reason for the choice is appearance as ceramic has the color of teeth. The brackets don't stain though the wires do but they're changed every month so that's not a problem.

    Ceramic braces don't last as long as metal but are more expensive.

    Lingual braces

    Lingual braces are not visible as they're attached behind the teeth. This invisibility comes at a higher price than traditional braces but since aesthetics is held in high regard, they're very popular.

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