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Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardJan 24th, 2017

PCC reviews face bottlenecks in latest law against red tape

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) could face problems in reviewing complex business deals after the latest law on ease of doing business cut its probe period short, a top official said. I.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News10 hr. 23 min. ago

Woman may face Saudi sex charge and jail for hugging pop star

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – A woman may face charges under a new harassment law in Saudi Arabia after storming a stage to hug a pop star, authorities and local media said Sunda, July 15. The woman could face two years in prison and a fine of up to 100,000 Saudi riyals ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News20 hr. 36 min. ago

Matthysse got scared, says Pacquiao

  KUALA LUMPUR – The moment his first solid punch landed, Manny Pacquiao saw the reaction on Lucas Matthysse’s face. He then knew the Argentine could be beaten. And when Matthysse tagged him, Pacquiao felt that he could withstand the power. He just needed to be careful and avoid the Argentine’s killer right......»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News20 hr. 36 min. ago

SSM face uphill battle for Minahang Bayan

Small-scale miners in Benguet who applied for Minahang Bayan under Republic Act 7076 or the Small Scale Mining Act of 1991 are facing an uphill battle against corporations and existing mining laws......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Son kills mom in Pagadian

A 20-YEAR-OLD man killed his 47-year-old mother by hitting him with a big stone on the face on Friday the 13th in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur. Gina Tinga of Purok Malungay, Banale, Pagadian City, was found bloodied and lifeless on a river in the village. Police are conducting a….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Microsoft urges regulation of face-recognizing tech

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft’s chief legal officer on Friday called for regulation of facial recognition technology due to the risk to privacy and human rights. Brad Smith made a case for a government initiative to lay out rules for proper use of facial recognition technology, with input from a bipartisan and expert commission. Facial recognition technology [...] The post Microsoft urges regulation of face-recognizing tech appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

EU takes anti-Trump trade show to China and Japan

BRUSSELS: The European Union’s top officials will meet the leaders of China and Japan next week to boost ties in the face of fears that US President Donald Trump will spark an all-out global trade war. The trip by EU Council President Donald Tusk and Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker includes the signing of a free [...] The post EU takes anti-Trump trade show to China and Japan appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

From Austria with love: New Alpine lair for 007 opens

In the last installment of his adventures, film-goers saw James Bond dice with death in the Austrian Alps. Now in the same location, 3,000 meters above sea level, a museum dedicated to the world of the fictional spy has opened its doors. After a vertiginous cable-car ride, visitors to the museum will be greeted by the sight of the futuristic, angular concrete structure jutting out of the sheer cliff-face, facing a panorama of dramatic peaks -- the image of a secret agent's lair. The "007 Elements" installation, which opened this week in Austria's Tyrol province, makes use of one of the standout locations of the last film in the franchise, 2015's "Spectre". Sever...Keep on reading: From Austria with love: New Alpine lair for 007 opens.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Village tanods nab man for killing mother in Pagadian City

PAGADIAN CITY - Tanods of Barangay Banale, Pagadian City arrested Almiro Tinga, 20, in a manhunt operation a day after killing his 47-year-old mother Gina Daniel Tinga, whose body was found by the river at Purok Malunggay, Barangay BanaleSaturday. Barangay tanods searched the area for Almiro after the victim's daughteron Fridaysaw her mother laying face down by the river, where she was washing clothes, Pagadian police investigator P01 Renji Narciso said. Police said the river was 100 meters away from their home in Banale. Gina's daughter, Wellen Jane, brought food to her mother and was surprised to see her lying face down on the ground, and seemed lifeless. The daughter rushed t...Keep on reading: Village tanods nab man for killing mother in Pagadian City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Goldilocks Hosts The Cutest Mamon Face Contest

As Goldilocks continues to put smiles on the faces of every Filipino, their most recent endeavor underscores this pursuit by rewarding Filipinos with the cutest of treats. Billed as the “Mamon Face Contest”, the country’s number one bakeshop ought to find the children with the most “gigil-pisil” faces via an open Facebook submission contest for […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Anne Curtis takes a punch in the face in BuyBust

Anne Curtis Two years ago, the concept of 'BuyBust,' an upcoming action thriller by the acclaimed filmmaker Erik Matti, was pitched to not a few production outfits. All of them had more o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

James Yap says Ginebra fun to beat: So many people will hate you

Throughout his career, James Yap has always been a poster boy. He was the undisputed face of the PBA in the early part of his career, winning two MVPs in 2006 and 2010 as part of the Purefood franc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Anderson tops Isner 26-24 at Wimbledon; other SF suspended

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — To say that Kevin Anderson won this interminable Wimbledon semifinal, and that John Isner lost it, didn't really seem fair. To Anderson, anyway. They had played on and on, through 6 1/2 hours of ho-hum hold after ho-hum hold, during the second-longest match in the history of a tournament that began in 1877, all the way until the never-ending serving marathon did, finally, end at 26-24 in the fifth set Friday, with Anderson claiming the most important of the 569 points — the last. So when Anderson left Centre Court, well aware that his 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24 victory earned him the chance to win his first Grand Slam title at age 32, the South African said: "At the end, you feel like this is a draw between the two of us." He continued: "John's such a great guy, and I really feel for him, because if I'd been on the opposite side, I don't know how you can take that, playing for so long and coming up short." Only one match at Wimbledon ever lasted longer: Isner's 2010 first-round victory over Nicolas Mahut, the longest match in tennis history. It went more than 11 hours over three days and finished 70-68 in the fifth on Court 18, which now bears a plaque commemorating it. Friday's contest lasted so long, the day's second semifinal didn't finish. Novak Djokovic was leading Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9) in a compelling showdown filled with entertaining points that was suspended as soon as the third set concluded at just past 11 p.m., the curfew at the All England Club. Some people in the stands booed the decision to halt the match after a fantastic tiebreaker in which Nadal wasted three set points at 6-5, 7-6 and 8-7. Djokovic cashed in on his second when Nadal's backhand found the net after an 18-stroke exchange. Because Nadal and Djokovic didn't begin playing until after 8 p.m., the retractable roof above the main stadium was shut between the matches and the arena's artificial lights were turned on. Now they'll come back Saturday to figure out who will face Anderson in the final, resuming at 1 p.m. local time, under the roof. The women's final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber will then follow. That creates an unusual situation: Instead of a standard 2 p.m. start, Williams and Kerber won't know exactly when their match will begin. Anderson will certainly appreciate the chance to put his feet up ahead of Sunday's final, while Nadal and Djokovic — who have a combined 29 Grand Slam titles between them, five at Wimbledon — push each other some more. Anderson's fifth set alone lasted nearly 3 hours as his semifinal became a test of endurance more than skill. "He stayed the course incredibly well," said the No. 9 seed Isner, a 33-year-old American playing in his first major semifinal. "Just disappointed to lose. I was pretty close to making a Grand Slam final and it didn't happen." Anderson finally earned the must-have, go-ahead service break with the help of a point in which the right-hander tumbled to his backside, scrambled back to his feet and hit a shot lefty. "That definitely brings a smile to my face," said Anderson, the runner-up to Nadal at last year's U.S. Open. "At that stage, you're just trying to fight in every single moment, and I was like, 'Just get up!'" The No. 8 seed Anderson eliminated eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in a 13-11 fifth set in the quarterfinals Wednesday. Between that and the energy-sapper against Isner, it's hard to imagine how Anderson will have much left for his second Slam final. Wimbledon doesn't use tiebreakers in the fifth set for men, or third set for women, so there's nothing to prevent a match from continuing ad infinitum. Both Isner and Anderson said they'd like to see that change. At one point in the fifth set, a spectator shouted, "Come on, guys! We want to see Rafa!" The 6-foot-8 Anderson and 6-10 Isner go way back, to their college days, Isner at Georgia, Anderson at Illinois. In the pros, Isner had won eight of 11 previous matchups. But this one was as close as can be. There wasn't a whole lot of intrigue, or momentum shifts. The serving, though, was something else. Isner pounded his at up to 142 mph; Anderson reached 136 mph. They combined for 102 aces: 53 by Isner, 49 by Anderson. "The effort they both put in and the performance and the guts, the way they competed — a lot to be proud of," said Justin Gimelstob, one of Isner's coaches. Both failed to seize early opportunities. Isner wasted a set point in the opener. Anderson served for the third at 5-3, got broken, and then had a pair of set points in that tiebreaker, double-faulting one away. By the latter stages, with break chances so rare, murmurs would spread through the Centre Court stands whenever a game's returner got to love-15 or love-30. Could we be about to see the sixth and last break of a match that would end up with 90 holds? Repeatedly, the answer was, of course, "No," even when Anderson held break points at 7-all, 10-all and 17-all. The 10-all game ended with Isner hitting a forehand passing winner on the run to hold, then letting his momentum carry him directly to his sideline chair, where he plopped himself down. By the end, he was looking exhausted, leaning over to rest a hand on a knee between points. "I feel pretty terrible," Isner said afterward. "My left heel is killing me and I have an awful blister on my right foot." He never got a break point in the fifth set. Anderson finally came through on his sixth for a 25-24 lead, when Isner wearily put a backhand into the net. Then Anderson served out the victory, with Isner sailing a forehand wide on match point. Soon, they were meeting for an embrace......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

France versus Croatia: The battle of the economies

France and Croatia face off at the World Cup final on Sunday, July 15, an unexpected match-up that pairs one of the European Union’s founding nations against the bloc’s newest member. On the route to the final, France scored 10 goals, conceded four, and held their opponents scoreless in four games. Croatia are ahead on […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Pinoy fans brace for World Cup final between powerhouse France and underdog Croatia

The final stage is set. Upstart Croatia will face off against historical powerhouse France in the final round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Fans of the world’s most popular sport, including those in the Philippines, are drawing lines in the days leading up to the much-awaited match between regular contender France and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

People behind viral banners may face city ordinance violations

  If identified, the people behind the unauthorized display of banners stating that the Philippines is a province of China may face charges for violating city ordinances, a Philippine National Police (PNP) official said Friday.   "There are city ordinances [in place]... you cannot just post your sentiments anywhere. Sometimes, especially if it will catch the attention of commuters," PNP spokesperson Sr. Supt. Benigno Durana Jr. said in a press briefing at Camp Crame.   "May mga batas, local ordinances na ipinapatupad ng ating local government units (LGUs) para to maintain order in our communities," he added.   (There are laws, local ordinances...Keep on reading: People behind viral banners may face city ordinance violations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

James Yap says Ginebra fun to beat: ‘So many people will hate you’

Throughout his career, James Yap has always been a poster boy. He was the undisputed face of the PBA in the early part of his career, winning two MVPs in 2006 and 2010 as part of the Purefood franchise. And even when he was traded to Rain or Shine in 2016, he remains a presence in the league despite his diminished role. This positive notoriety that Yap has built in his 14-year career has always made him a crowd darling, but that doesn't mean he will hesitate to play the role of the villain. The Elasto Painters are set to face Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, arguably the most loved franchise in the PBA, in the Commissioner's Cup semifinals and Yap is ready to wear his cloak o...Keep on reading: James Yap says Ginebra fun to beat: ‘So many people will hate you’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

British diver recalls ‘massive, massive relief’ when he found missing Thai boys

The British diver who found 12 Thai boys and their coach trapped alive in a flooded cave has described his "massive relief" as he counted them one by one, in what he called an unprecedented rescue operation. Richard Stanton, one of a pair of British caving experts who located the "Wild Boars" team, gave reporters Friday a first-hand account of the moment he saw the boys emerge from behind a rock face onto a muddy ledge kilometres (miles) inside the Tham Luang cave. "That was a massive, massive relief. Initially we weren't certain they were all alive -- as they were coming down I was counting them until I got to 13," he said. "We couldn't see them initially -- they had to com...Keep on reading: British diver recalls ‘massive, massive relief’ when he found missing Thai boys.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Wimbledon final: Serena shocked, Kerber pumped

  LONDON, United Kingdom – Serena Williams said "it's crazy" that she has managed to reach a 10th Wimbledon final, just 10 months after a series of life-saving surgeries which followed the birth of her daughter.  The 36-year-old American eased past Germany's Julia Goerges 6-2, 6-4 and will face another German, Angelique ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

World oil supply risks rising – IEA

PARIS: Rising global oil supply, driven by crude giants Saudi Arabia and Russia, may come under pressure as key producers face disruptions, the International Energy Agency said Thursday. The IEA welcomed in its July report last month’s agreement between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia to open the taps in order… link: World oil supply risks rising – IEA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018