‘Extinct’ giant tortoise to be bred in captivity

‘Extinct’ giant tortoise to be bred in captivity.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netSep 14th, 2017

These giants are Philippine treasures, but they also need help

Giant clams may be big and strong, but they are also very vulnerable and in danger of becoming extinct. Amid the rising concern for the environment caused by the closure of world-famous Boracay island, the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute has launched a program that could help keep the oceans clean, save the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Firefighters help rescue dog from tunnel dug by tortoise

CHANDLER, Ariz. --- A dog wouldn't come out after chasing a cat into a tunnel dug by a giant tortoise in the back yard of a home in a Phoenix suburb, so homeowner Toby Passmore called for help. Chandler firefighters respondedWednesdaywith people and shovels and, with the help of a city backhoe, began unearthing the 6-foot-deep tunnel dug by Passmore's tortoise. That allowed Passmore to squirm head-first into the hole and see that his Scottish Schnauzer "was willfully inside the hole" where it had cornered the cat. With his ankles held by firefighters, Passmore was able to pull the dog out. It emerged dirty but unharmed. The rescuers left the hole open to allow the cat to leave when i...Keep on reading: Firefighters help rescue dog from tunnel dug by tortoise.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2017

Sad farewell as Malaysia-born panda heads to China

Malaysia's first locally-born giant panda headed to its homeland China on Tuesday, with officials bidding a sad goodbye to the female cub. Two-year-old Nuan Nuan, whose name means "warmth", was born in Malaysia's national zoo in August 2015 a year after her parents Feng Yi and Fu Wa arrived in the country on a 10-year loan from China. In the wild, giant pandas can only be found in China's mountainous central regions where their favourite food, bamboo, grows in abundance. But as part of its policy of "panda diplomacy", Beijing loans the animals to countries worldwide as a goodwill gesture. Its agreement with Malaysia provides that cubs born in captivity must be handed back...Keep on reading: Sad farewell as Malaysia-born panda heads to China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Philippine Eagle Pag-asa turns 25

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Pag-asa, the first Philippine Eagle successfully hatched and bred in captivity, turned 25 yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2017

28th Philippine Eaglet bred in captivity hatched

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Another Philippine Eaglet bred in captivity has been hatched at the Philippine Eagle Center in Malagos, Calinan in this city......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2016

China releases 6th, 7th giant panda into wild

China released another two captive-bred giant pandas into the wild on Thursday in southwest China's Sichuan Province, in an attempt to diversify the species' genetic pool......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 21st, 2016

World's oldest giant panda in captivity dies in Hong Kong

World's oldest giant panda in captivity dies in Hong Kong.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2016

World’s eldest panda in captivity receives euthanasia in HK

The world's eldest giant panda in captivity Jia Jia was given euthanasia on Sunday at Hong Kong Ocean Park, after her health condition deteriorated rapidly in the past two weeks......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 17th, 2016

UK retailer M& S says to shut more than 100 stores

LONDON — British food-to-clothing retailer Marks and Spencer will shut more than 100 “underperforming” UK stores in an ongoing restructuring, it said Tuesday. The high-street chain has expanded its closure plans as it aims to shift at least a third of sales online, the group announced in a statement. The London-listed giant did not specify […] The post UK retailer M&S says to shut more than 100 stores appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News33 min. ago

A giant of an adventure in Hobbiton

We were told, upon landing in Auckland, New Zealand on a familiarization trip organized by Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Tourism New Zealand (TNZ), that we were stepping into the future......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News19 hr. 32 min. ago

ASG releases another hostage, only 9 left in captivity - Manila Bulletin

ASG releases another hostage, only 9 left in captivity - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Local chain wins burger war against McDonald’s

LUCENA CITY, QUEZON: Local burger chain L.C. Big Mak Burger Inc. (Big Mak) has won against fast-food giant McDonald’s Philippines after the Supreme Court (SC) reversed a contempt ruling that stemmed from charges of trademark infringement and unfair competition. Big Mak is a burger chain based in this city owned by Francis Dy and his [...] The post Local chain wins burger war against McDonald’s appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Over 11,000 Urgent Jobs In Cebu

​, a leading local internet job board is helping to fill more than 11,000 urgent job vacancies in Cebu. As of press time, 91 employers from across all industries have signed up for its highly anticipated career event. Notable companies such as international giant will be recruiting at the event to fill their target […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Microsoft reportedly planning low-cost tablets

Microsoft is planning to launch a new line of low-cost Surface tablets in the second half of 2018, according to Bloomberg. The aim would be to compete with lower-cost options form Apple, which dominates the market with its iPad range. After a previous failed attempt at tapping into the market for low-cost tablets, Microsoft turned its attention to the very high end, with its Surface Pro series. Now, it seems that the Redmond tech giant could be ready to give it another shot, aligning its offer with that of its rival, Apple, with a tablet offer covering a broader range of price points. To compete with Apple, Microsoft is working on a 10-inch tablet powered by an Intel processor ...Keep on reading: Microsoft reportedly planning low-cost tablets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

PLDT opens P1-B data center in Cebu

Telco giant PLDT Inc. opened this week its second data center in Cebu, citing growing demand from businesses. PLDT, through units ePLDT and PLDT Enterprise, said the new Vitro data center is its 10.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Remittances likely recover in April — ING

Dutch financial giant ING Bank sees remittances recovering after booking its steepest decline in 15 years last March amid the continued repatriation of Filipino workers from the Middle East as well as fewer banking days due to the Holy Week......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Pregnancy of southern white rhino at U.S. zoo could save subspecies

LOS ANGELES, USA – A southern white rhino at a California zoo has been impregnated through artificial insemination, researchers announced on Thursday, May 17, in what could prove a major step in saving a nearly extinct close relative. The rhino called Victoria was inseminated in March at the San Diego ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Half of Manila homes use DTT device — surveys

MORE than half of homes in Metro Manila are watching television via digital terrestrial television (DTT), ABS-CBN Corp. said, citing surveys conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS) and Pulse Asia Research, Inc. The Lopez-led multimedia giant said in a statement the Pulse Asia survey results showed that 51% of homes in Metro Manila and 16% […] The post Half of Manila homes use DTT device — surveys appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Novartis general counsel resigns over deal with Trump lawyer

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis said yesterday that its top lawyer is stepping down over a deal to hire US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as a consultant......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Giant rocks spewing from Hawaii volcano summit

  HONOLULU --- Ash emissions from the summit at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano decreased, prompting the cancellation on Wednesday of an ash fall advisory.   There are occasional bursts of ash coming from the crater, causing ash to fall downwind to several communities, though there are only trace amounts, said the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.   Ash plumes on Tuesday had spouted as high as 12,000 feet (3,657 meters) into the air, scientists said.   These plumes are separate from the lava eruptions happening about 40 kilometers (25 miles) away from the summit, where about 20 lava fissures have destroyed more than two dozen homes and forced the evacuat...Keep on reading: Giant rocks spewing from Hawaii volcano summit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018