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Alanis Morissette loses millions in burglary: report

Alanis Morissette loses millions in burglary: report.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: interaksyon interaksyonFeb 15th, 2017

Alanis Morissette loses millions in burglary: report

Alanis Morissette loses millions in burglary: report.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2017

Facebook believes spammers behind hack – report

MANILA, Philippines – Facebook believes the massive hack that took the data of millions of its users was the work of spammers. In a report on The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, October 17 (Thursday, October 18, Manila time), the attack was said to be orchestrated to let spammers make money using deceptive advertising, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News19 hr. 11 min. ago

AMLC report can be used vs Jinggoy Estrada – SC

MANILA, Philippines – The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) report implicating former senator Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada in allegedly receiving millions through the 2013 pork barrel scam can be used as evidence against him, the Supreme Court (SC) said Sunday, October 7. The SC, in an 11-page resolution, dismissed as "moot and academic"  Estrada's petition ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Trump got millions thru tax evasion

NEW YORK — The New York Times reported Tuesday that President Donald Trump received at least $413 million from his father over the decades, much of that through dubious tax dodges, including outright fraud. The 15,000-word Times report contradicts Trump’s portrayal of himself as a self-made billionaire who started with just a $1 million loan […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Elite North Korean hacker group tied to bank attacks

WASHINGTON, USA – An elite group of North Korean hackers has been identified as the source of a wave of cyberattacks on global banks that has netted "hundreds of millions" of dollars, security researchers said Wednesday, October 3. A report by the cybersecurity firm FireEye said the newly identified group dubbed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

BFAR loses 57 patrol boats acquired from grant, loans

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Audit said in its annual report that the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has all but neglected and left to waste two batches of patrol boats it acquired from a foreign grant and loans.  Found to be in a sorry state because ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

The 5 fastest-growing jobs in SG and why many are filled by foreign talent

  SINGAPORE -- Jobs for people smart in digital technology who also have "soft skills" are growing the fastest in Singapore, but the shortage of candidates with such hybrid abilities is leading to many openings filled by foreign talent, a LinkedIn report revealed. According to the report, the top five emerging jobs in Singapore are data scientist, cyber-security specialist, user experience designer, head of digital and content specialist. LinkedIn analyzed millions of unique, user-input job titles based on common job roles and counted the frequencies of job titles that were held in 2013. It then compared the results to job titles that were held in 2017. Jobs in data ...Keep on reading: The 5 fastest-growing jobs in SG and why many are filled by foreign talent.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

At 39, Schnyder returns to Slam tennis; loses to Sharapova

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — As her 40th birthday approaches, Patty Schnyder came back to tennis for nights like this — facing Maria Sharapova at the U.S. Open under the lights in a 14,000-seat arena. It was Schnyder's first main-draw appearance at a major tournament since 2011, and she did make things interesting, erasing a big deficit in the second set only to fall short of pushing their match to a third, eventually losing to five-time major champion Sharapova 6-2, 7-6 (6) on Tuesday night. "That," Schnyder said, "was fun." Schnyder is ranked 186th, so she had to go through qualifying rounds to make it into the main draw — and she became the oldest woman to successfully do that at any Grand Slam tournament. She also was the oldest member of this year's 128-woman singles field, and the third-oldest in U.S. Open history. "Doesn't feel like I've been gone for such a while," said Schnyder, who after initially retiring seven years ago, returned to a full tour schedule in 2016. "It has been a part of my life for so long, that it feels like it's just great. And it's the passion of my life, and it's just great to be out there." This was her ninth career meeting against 2006 U.S. Open champion Sharapova, but first in 10 years. "I knew we'd go out on the court today and kind of relive the memories," said the 31-year-old Sharapova, who is now 8-1 against Schnyder. "I know what a competitor she is. To come back and still have the desire is admirable." The match was in Louis Armstrong Stadium and, every so often, Schnyder would peek at the large video screens and catch a glimpse of her 3-year-old daughter, Kim, who sat in the stands and was allowed to stay up way past her bedtime on this occasion. Sharapova raced through the first set, winning all four of Schnyder's service games and holding a 9-0 edge in winners. The second set began with more of the same, as Sharapova went ahead 5-1. But she began to miss more and more, even clutching at her left elbow after one miscue, and that allowed Schnyder — using that familiar looping lefty forehand — to get to 5-all, then force the tiebreaker. Even then, Sharapova didn't have an easy time of things, needing four match points before she was finally able to close things out and move her U.S. Open night-session record to 21-0. Schnyder, meanwhile, had never before lost in the first round of this hard-court tournament, going 14-0 during her "first" career. "She still has incredible hands," was Sharapova's report on Schnyder afterward. "Moves incredibly well for being out of the game for so long. Still very competitive." Schnyder said she isn't sure quite what to make of this trip to New York. She had tasted success all those years ago, a semifinalist at the 2004 Australian Open and a quarterfinalist six other times, including at Flushing Meadows in 2008 and — wait for it — 1998. So does this return trip to the bright lights and big city make Schnyder want more? Or did it satisfy a craving and she's ready to go back to retirement? "I don't know. I'm not really planning (ahead). And now that I'm here and I made the main draw, maybe it gives me different thoughts," replied Schnyder, who turns 40 in December. "I really don't know what I'm up to the next few months.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Tesda a test case for Senate oversight function

The Senate’s penchant for conducting an investigation into anything it wishes will be turned on its head by the report of the Commission on Audit (CoA) that the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) spent millions on “ghost scholars” and training centers in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The issue will hit home because Tesda [...] The post Tesda a test case for Senate oversight function appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Event organizer loses P.5-M cash, jewelry to burglars

UNIDENTIFIED burglars broke into the apartment of an event organizer and took more than P.5 million in cash, assorted jewelry and gadget in Taguig City. Taguig police chief Senior Supt. Alexander Santos said the burglary was discovered Friday afternoon after the victim, identified as Maria Christina Relos, 30, returned to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Cab driver working for PBA cager arrested for burglary

        A taxi driver and his companion were arrestedon Mondaynight for robbing a house in barangay Veterans Village in Project 7, Quezon City.   Reports from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said that the suspects identified as taxi driver Eddie Valliente, 48; and Ronald Calderon, 47, were arrested in a follow-up operation conducted by elements of the Masambong Police Station at Tatco, Barangay Bagong Ilog, Pasig City.   The QCPD report said Valliente and Calderon were arrested a day after they forcibly entered the house of businesswoman Misella Maling in Project 7, Quezon Cityon Sunday.The suspects, who were armed with han...Keep on reading: Cab driver working for PBA cager arrested for burglary.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

McIlroy loses ground with tough finish at British Open

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Rory McIlroy pledged to "go down swinging" in his bid to win a major for the first time in four years. He might have to swing for the fences after the way he finished Saturday at the British Open. On a day of low scoring, McIlroy bogeyed two of his last three holes for a 1-under 70. Instead of being two shots behind, he was four back, certainly not out of it. And he wasn't about to change his strategy of being aggressive. "Go out and hit a lot of drivers," McIlroy said. "I felt like today the course was perfectly set up to take advantage of it and attack it. Tried to do that for the most part. Maybe my wedge play wasn't quite as good as it should have been, but I gave myself plenty of chances." McIlroy said he felt like he left some shots out on the course, and was disappointed at the way he finished. Still, he's won the Open before and believes he has a reasonable shot to do it again. "I've got a bit of experience at this," he said. "Maybe more so than some of the other guys on the leaderboard. But the leaderboard is packed with a lot of very, very good players." McIlroy and other players on the leaderboard are keeping an eye on the notoriously fickle Scottish weather going into the final round. The wind is expected to pick up some and if it shifts direction the scores could go a different direction than they did on Saturday. The best thing, McIlroy said, is there are only five players in front of the group bunched four shots off the lead. "Just need to get off to a fast start tomorrow," he said. "I'm obviously disappointed after the way I finished, but I'm still in the tournament. I'm only a few shots behind. The wind is supposed to pick up a little bit. So it will make things interesting." ___ WINDWARD FINALE Kevin Kisner has been hearing all week that the strongest wind would be on Sunday, which is fine by him. "I think it's going to be a true test, and we'll get to see really who's hitting it the best and playing the best tomorrow," Kisner said. He only had one wish. "As long as 18 is downwind, I don't really care," he said. "I played with Zach (Johnson) today and he said the last time they were here, they hit 3-woods all four days on 16 and 4-iron on 18. So I can't imagine that direction and how difficult that finish would be." ___ REDEMPTION Zander Lombard dropped two shots on the 17th hole when he pulled it into a ditch, took a drop, hit into a bunker and missed the cut. He made up for it in a big way. "I said to my caddie walking down the fairway, 'Let's have a finish for the crowds at least,'" Lombard said. After a strong drive on the 18th, the South African hit a gap wedge from 132 yards that landed in front and to the left of the hole, checked and turned to the right and then dropped in for an eagle. "It was just awesome soaking up the energy and taking it in," Lombard said. "I feel really positive for tomorrow, and I'm going to fight for it." ___ ONE BAD SWING Rickie Fowler opened with two birdies in four holes and was one shot out of the lead with a par 5 coming up at No. 6. That turned out to be his undoing. Fowler pulled his tee shot so far left that it went out-of-bounds. He sent his next shot from the tee some 40 yards to the right, and he wound up making a triple-bogey 8. That wasn't his only mistake. He made three more bogeys, including on the 18th, and that offset the eagle he made on the par-5 14th. But it added to a 73 — only Pat Perez with a 74 had a higher score among the last 14 players to tee off Saturday. "Obviously wanted to head in the right direction today, but didn't do that," Fowler said. "Back to the drawing board. We'll come out hot tomorrow and see what we can do. Made some good swings coming in, but like I said, just didn't execute through the middle of the front nine and (it) cost me." Fowler was eight shots behind and plays Sunday with Patrick Reed. ___ ROSE RALLY Justin Rose was about 18 feet away from going home Friday when he made the birdie putt on the 18th to make the cut on the number. One day later, he was five shots out of the lead. No one took advantage of the calm conditions like Rose, who played bogey-free from the third group out and shot 64. It was his lowest score at the British Open by two shots, and at the end of the day, Rose was in a tie for 13th. "There's a difference between being 3 over on Friday and way off the lead and 3 over and way off the lead on Saturday morning," Rose said. "You kind of feel a bit more grateful to be here rather than Friday night, you feel frustrated to be there. So I think the birdie on 18 last night freed me up, and I'm just very happy to be out on this golf course and not down the road somewhere else this morning. "Obviously, I had nothing to lose." He won't be losing much sleep. Rose had the entire afternoon off to rest, and he gets to sleep more on Sunday. ___ AP Sports Columnist Tim Dahlberg contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Twitter rooting out fake accounts at record rate – report

SAN FRANCISCO, United States -- Twitter has been suspending more than one million fake and dubious accounts per day, according to The Washington Post, in an aggressive bid to stem the flow of false information. The social media platform has more than doubled its crackdown rate since late last year, the Post said, when testimony from Twitter, Facebook and Google revealed startling new data showing many more millions of Americans were exposed to fake news than previously thought. Russia-linked fake accounts are believed to have fired off false tweets in an effort to sway the 2016 US presidential vote. In recent years Twitter, which has some 336 million active users, has faced ...Keep on reading: Twitter rooting out fake accounts at record rate – report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Climate change threatens 50 million jobs in Asia – report

MANILA, Philippines – Millions of jobs closely tied to the seas are being threatened by climate change and pollution, according to Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (Pemsea). The Pemsea report indicated that the ocean economy of 9 Asian countries is estimated to be worth around $1.5 trillion. Over 50 million people in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Cops arrest burglar shortly after committing crime

Police have arrested a suspected burglar who was reportedly identified with the help of a closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage. A report filed on Saturday at the San Juan City Police Station on Saturday identified the suspect as Ryan Cruz, 31. The burglary happened at around 6:30 a.m. on Friday in the apartment of Sonny Tolentino, 43, and Jordan Llanda, 21, Friday at the Arte Building on J. Ruiz Street in Barangay Salapan, San Juan. Among the items stolen by Cruz were two mobile phones with a total worth of P21,000, two wallets containing with P5,000 each, and a backpack. With the help of the CCTV installed in the building, the victims saw Cruz entering their house and le...Keep on reading: Cops arrest burglar shortly after committing crime.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

CoA report says Calida received P7M excess allowances in 2017

SOLICITOR General Jose Calida received millions in excess allowances in 2017, according to the Commission on Audit. Based on an audit report of CoA Calida got more than P7.46 million in excess allowances in 2017, covering more than 70 percent of the P10.77 million in honoraria given to 15 officials….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 1st, 2018

Global warming may have ‘devastating’ effects on rice — study

As carbon dioxide rises due to the burning of fossil fuels, rice will lose some of its protein and vitamin content, putting millions of people at risk of malnutrition, scientists warned on Wednesday. The change could be particularly dire in southeast Asia where rice is a major part of the daily diet, said the report in the journal Science Advances. "We are showing that global warming, climate change and particularly greenhouse gases -- carbon dioxide -- can have an impact on the nutrient content of plants we eat," said co-author Adam Drewnowski, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington. "This can have devastating effects on the rice-consuming countries where a...Keep on reading: Global warming may have ‘devastating’ effects on rice — study.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Police foil robbery but Tuguegarao bank s depositors lose millions

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines – Days after police reported a robbery was foiled at a Tuguegarao bank, safety deposit box lessees of EastWest bank claimed they lost millions of pesos worth of jewelry and valuables to burglars. In an earlier report, Tuguegarao police said they received a call from the officer-in-charge ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Panel hopes to end US NCAA one-and-dones

By Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The most difficult part of the NCAA’s attempt to clean up college basketball begins now. Hours after former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice presented the Commission on College Basketball’s sweeping recommendations for reforming a sport weighed down by corruption, NCAA leaders set in motion the process for turning those ideas into reality. The NCAA Board of Governors, a group of 16 university presidents and the association’s highest ranking body, unanimously endorsed all the commission’s recommendations Wednesday. Now it’s up to various subcommittees, working groups and college administrators to dig into a mountain of work over the next three months as the NCAA attempts to change NBA draft rules, create a new enforcement body, toughen penalties for rules violations, revamp summer recruiting and certify agents. All while trying to get buy-in from organizations that might not be motivated to help. “It’s going to be a challenge to say the least,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said. “This is a pace of decision making that the association’s really never done on this kind of scale before.” The Division I Council, comprised mostly of athletic directors and headed by Miami AD Blake James, has the job of turning the recommendations into rules. That requires feedback from schools, then council votes with some conference votes counting more heavily than others. Each proposal then goes to the Board of Directors, where a majority vote is needed to send it to the Board of Governors for final approval. It’s a winding path — crossing 351 Division I schools with varied priorities and concerns — and requiring consensus building and compromise for measures to pass. NCAA rule changes can sometimes take a full calendar year to sort out. “We’ve got to make sure we don’t let the good fall victim to the perfect here,” Emmert said. “Nobody believes we’re going to get everything perfect the first time through.” The independent commission Rice led released a much-anticipated and detailed 60-page report , seven months after the group was formed in response to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. Ten people, including some assistant coaches, have been charged in a bribery and kickback scheme , and high-profile programs such as Arizona, Louisville and Kansas have been tied to possible NCAA violations. “They believe the college basketball enterprise is worth saving,” Rice told the AP of commission members in an interview before addressing NCAA leaders. “We believe there’s a lot of work to do in that regard. That the state of the game is not very strong. We had to be bold in our recommendations.” The proposals were wide-ranging, falling mostly into five categories: NBA draft rules, specifically the league’s 19-year-old age limit that has led to so-called one-and-done college players; non-scholastic basketball such as AAU leagues and summer recruiting events; the relationship between players and agents; relationships with apparel companies; and NCAA enforcement. “Some people like some of (the recommendations) more than others, which is human nature, but as a board we’re unanimous in the endorsement and the acceptance of these recommendations for the NCAA,” said Minnesota President Eric Kaler, chairman of the Division I Board of Directors. It’s not yet clear how the governing body would pay for some of the proposals, though the NCAA reported revenues of more than $1 billion dollars for fiscal year 2017 in its most recent financial disclosures. The commission offered harsh assessments of toothless NCAA enforcement, as well as the shady summer basketball circuit that brings together agents, apparel companies and coaches looking to profit on teenage prodigies. It called the environment surrounding hoops “a toxic mix of perverse incentives to cheat,” and said responsibility for the current mess goes all the way up to university presidents. It also defended the NCAA’s amateurism model, saying paying players a salary isn’t the answer. “The goal should not be to turn college basketball into another professional league,” the commission wrote in its report. The commission did leave open the possibility that college athletes could earn money off their names, images and likenesses, but decided not to commit on the subject while the courts are still weighing in. Rice called the crisis in college basketball “first and foremost a problem of failed accountability and lax responsibility.” ONE-AND-DONE The commission emphasized the need for elite players to have more options when choosing between college and professional basketball, and to separate the two tracks. The commission called for the NBA and its players association to change rules requiring players to be at least 19 years old and a year removed from graduating high school to be draft eligible. The one-and-done rule was implemented in 2006, despite the success of straight-from-high-school stars such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett. “I’m confident they are going to be very supportive,” Emmert said of the NBA and NBAPA. The NBA and players union praised the recommendations on enforcement and expressed concerns about youth basketball. On draft eligibility rules, however, there was no commitment. “The NBA and NBPA will continue to assess them in order to promote the best interests of players and the game,” they said. The commission did, however, say if the NBA and NBPA refuse to change their rules in time for the next basketball season, it would reconvene and consider other options for the NCAA, such as making freshmen ineligible or locking a scholarship for three or four years if the recipient leaves a program after a single year. “One-and-done has to go one way or another,” Rice told the AP. ENFORCEMENT The commission recommended harsher penalties for rule-breakers and that the NCAA outsource the investigation and adjudication of the most serious infractions cases. Level I violations would be punishable with up to a five-year postseason ban and the forfeiture of all postseason revenue for the time of the ban. That could be worth tens of millions to major conference schools. By comparison, recent Level I infractions cases involving Louisville and Syracuse basketball resulted in postseason bans of one year. Instead of show cause orders, which are meant to limit a coach’s ability to work in college sports after breaking NCAA rules, the report called for lifetime bans. “The rewards of success, athletic success, have become very great. The deterrents sometimes aren’t as effective as they need to be. What we want are deterrents that really impact an institution,” said Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins, who was a member of the Rice commission. AGENTS The commission proposed the NCAA create a program for certifying agents , and make them accessible to players from high school through their college careers. AAU AND SUMMER LEAGUES The NCAA, with support from the NBA and USA Basketball, should run its own recruiting events for prospects during the summer , the commission said, and take a more serious approach to certifying events it does not control. APPAREL COMPANIES The commission also called for greater financial transparency from shoe and apparel companies such as Nike, Under Armour and Adidas. These companies have extensive financial relationships with colleges and coaches worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and Adidas had two former executives charged by federal prosecutors in New York in the corruption case......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

CoA tells DoTr: Millions lost in BRT delay

THE DELAY in the implementation of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Cebu City is costing government over P17 million in commitment fees to its creditors, as well as administrative costs. This is cited in the March 12 Annual Observation Report of Commission on Audit (CoA) Supervising Auditor Avenilda B. Torres to the Department […] The post CoA tells DoTr: Millions lost in BRT delay appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018