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Angry Birds maker Rovio gains ground as profits rise

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Rovio Entertainment, the maker of the “Angry Birds” mobile games and movie, posted better than expected quarterly profit on Thursday, representing a fillip to investor confidence dented byThe post Angry Birds maker Rovio gains ground as profits rise appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource: dzrhnews dzrhnewsMay 17th, 2018

Angry Birds maker Rovio pummelled after profit warning

By Jussi Rosendahl HELSINKI (Reuters) – Angry Birds game maker Rovio Entertainment warned on profits on Thursday, wiping more than a third off the Finnish firm’s stock price amid deepening doubts aboutThe post Angry Birds maker Rovio pummelled after profit warning appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

‘The Angry Birds Movie 2′ Takes Flight as Columbia Pictures and Rovio Entertainment Set Creative Team, Release Date

‘The Angry Birds Movie 2′ Takes Flight as Columbia Pictures and Rovio Entertainment Set Creative Team, Release Date.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

PH artisan jam maker gains int’l recognition

The Fruit Garden, one of the exporters assisted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) was recently awarded one-star by Great Taste for its pineapple coco rhum jam during the release of Great Taste 2018 last 1 August 2018......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Typhoon worries pull PSEi to 7,400

The stock market plunged back to the 7,400 level on Friday, bucking gains elsewhere in the region, as investors chose to take profits ahead of the arrival of a strong typhoon. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) ended the day down 1.39 percent or 104.22 points to close at 7,413.15. The wider All Shares declined [...] The post Typhoon worries pull PSEi to 7,400 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

NAIA consortium’s P102-B proposal gains ground

A CONSORTIUM composed of seven of the country’s biggest conglomerates has been given original proponent status (OPS) by the government for its P102-billion proposal to rehabilitate and expand the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The post NAIA consortium’s P102-B proposal gains ground appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Real Madrid revenue reaches 750 million euros, up 11 percent

MADRID --- Real Madrid says its operating revenue for 2017-2018 reached 750.9 million ($871 million), 11 percent more than the previous year. The figure, which doesn't include gains from the transfers of players, represents an increase of more than 76 million euros ($88 million), the largest rise for the club in a financial year since 2000. Madrid, which sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus for more than 100 million euros ($116 million) in July, won its third straight Champions League title last season. The Spanish powerhouse also won FIFA's Club World Cup and the European and Spanish Super Cups. Its basketball team won the Euroleague and the ACB League. Madrid said Thursday...Keep on reading: Real Madrid revenue reaches 750 million euros, up 11 percent.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

OUR MARAWI: The Meranaws will rise again

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 26 August) — Marawi City after it was deliberately devastated by the show of force and power between the so-called ISIS and the Philippin military is beyond repair. It is now more than a year and not a single stone was removed to start the promised debris clearing of Ground Zero. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

10 families flee Zamboanga flash floods

  ZAMBOANGA CITY - Ten families temporarily took shelters at the high ground in Curuan village following the strong river current placing several homes under water. Elmeir Apolinario, the city's Disaster Risk Reduction Management officer, said 10 families had been evacuated due to flash floods at Sitio Basagan in Barangay Curuan late Wednesday afternoon. "I have confirmed with the Barangay Captain Noel Perez who is onsite and according to him, there are 10 families directly affected but said that the number might rise as the possibility of flooding in other areas in Curuan is possible," Apolinario said. Heavy rains in the mountains caused rivers in Curuan area to swell, ...Keep on reading: 10 families flee Zamboanga flash floods.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Social protection in Asia improving, but reforms still needed — ADB

Social protection systems in Asia are showing gains in coverage and adaption of new technology for delivery of service, but still needs improvement to shield workers from inflation and rise of new occupations, said the Asian Development Bank......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Lenovo posts 1st quarter profit as recovery continues

HONG KONG, China – Chinese technology giant Lenovo, Thursday, August 16, recorded a sharp rise in first quarter net profit as the company's turnaround gathered pace. The PC maker posted a $77 million net profit in the quarter to June 30 – up from a $72 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Apple becomes 1st private company worth $1 trillion

NEW YORK --- Apple became the first private-sector company to surpass $1 trillion in market value Thursday following its latest surge after reporting strong quarterly earnings. Shares of Apple briefly hit $207.05 in late-morning trading, before retreating somewhat. The gains came after the iPhone maker reported strong earnings late Tuesday that prompted a two-day rally in the share price. The company's stock was at $206.85, up 2.7 percent near 1620 GMT. Apple said it currently has 4.83 billion shares outstanding. As with other landmarks --- such as the Dow crossing 25,000 for the first time ---the Apple record is significant because of its resonance beyond the financial univ...Keep on reading: Apple becomes 1st private company worth $1 trillion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Asian shares rise on trade war relief as investors await data

SHANGHAI – Asian shares rose on Wednesday, following gains on Wall Street, as a report of attempts to renew talks between the United States and China eased trade war fears, but investors will be keeping a close eye on data due today. Global markets inched higher on Tuesday, helped by a Bloomberg report that the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Huawei passes Apple in smartphone market share for the first time

Huawei Technologies Co. pulled ahead of Apple Inc. to claim the No. 2 position in global smartphone shipments in the second quarter just behind Samsung Electronics Co., solidifying the rise of Chinese competitors. Huawei shipped 54.2 million phones in the quarter, 41% more than a year earlier, to jump ahead of the iPhone maker for […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Sony profits rise on the back of PS4 game sales, Spotify shares

TOKYO, Japan – Sony on Tuesday, July 31, raised its full-year profit and sales forecasts after reporting a near-threefold increase in first-quarter profit, as its recovery continues under a new CEO. The electronics and entertainment giant now forecasts 500 billion yen ($4.5 billion) in net profit for the fiscal ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Amazon quarterly profit jumps 12-fold to $2.5B

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Amazon on Thursday, July 27, reported profits in the past quarter jumped 12-fold to $2.5 billion as the online giant saw gains across its range of businesses. The stronger-than-expected profit helped lift Amazon shares 1.8% in after-hours trading even though its revenue ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Maguindanao breaks ground on new engineering office

The facility, to rise on a roadside lot in the center of Buluan will function as main operation base of the Second District Engineering Office in the province under engineer James Mlok......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

PSE down 0.85% as investors take profits

THE stock market retreated on Thursday as both local and foreign investors cashed in on gains following two days of advances. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) dropped by 0.85 percent or 63.50 points to close at 7,387.87 while the broader All Shares dipped 0.67 percent or 30.07 points to finish at 4,462.44. “The fall was [...] The post PSE down 0.85% as investors take profits appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Rising microchip-maker demand boosts ASML profits

THE HAGUE, Netherlands –  Dutch global hi-tech bellwether ASML on Wednesday, July 18, posted a huge hike in second quarter profits, after the technology industry snapped up more of its sophisticated microchip-making machines than expected. Profits rose 25% year-on-year to 584 million euros ($679 million), up from 466 million in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Morning Tip Q& A: Mohamed Bamba

By David Aldridge, TNT Analyst They have come seemingly all at once -- new, freakish size in the NBA with the ability to put the ball on the floor, shoot from deep and block everything that moves. Kristaps Porzingis begat Joel Embiid, who begat this year’s group of young big men who have grown up facing the basket rather than with their backs to it. Among the most intriguing of the 2018 Draft class is Mo Bamba, the 20-year-old from Texas via Harlem, where he grew up -- fast, as city kids tend to do, learning the game on the hardtops around New York City, while his parents, natives of Ivory Coast, wondered what the increasing fuss was around their son. He, on the other hand, has tended to handle the attention with aplomb and a smile. In a group full of long, tall people, Bamba still stands out, with an insane wingspan of 7'10" that allows for court coverage the likes of which hasn’t been seen. Bamba has been in the spotlight for a while -- the Westtown (Penn.) High School team on which he played featured teammates like Cam Reddish, a blue-chip guard who’ll play for Duke next season -- and played against the likes of the No. 1 pick in 2018, Deandre Ayton. At Texas, he starred for Coach Shaka Smart, himself among the biggest names in the sport. After one season in Austin, where he shattered the school record for blocked shots in a season, Bamba declared for the Draft, assured he’d be a high Lottery pick. But Bamba has also shown a willingness to work on what he doesn’t -- or, at least, didn’t -- do that well. He went to California for weeks with noted player development coach Drew Hanlen, who deconstructed Bamba’s jumper from the ground up. Hanlen lowered Bamba’s shot pocket, adjusted his fingers on the ball and eliminated a hitch Bamba had before shooting. Bamba displayed much improved form before the Draft, but even if he couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn, he was going high -- and, he did, to the Orlando Magic with the sixth pick overall. Desperate to regain relevance in the East, the Magic hired Steve Clifford after he was fired by Charlotte to try and improve their awful defense. At the least, Clifford inherited ridiculous size on his roster, with Bamba joining 6'10" second-year forward Jonathan Isaac and newly re-signed 6'9" forward Aaron Gordon. Bamba must show he can be a killer on the floor like Embiid, and will work to make that happen. The only significant question about him coming into the Draft was the consistency of his motor at Texas. In Las Vegas this week for Summer League with his new team, Bamba is getting his feet wet while keeping them firmly planted to the ground. David Aldridge: I know you’ve spent a lot of time with Drew on the shot. What feels better now? Mo Bamba: Everything. The mechanics are so much cleaner now than they were in college. I think the difference between college and now is just a matter of just repetition, being able to change my jump shot dramatically because of how much I’ve gone in and worked on it. DA: So with time, you can basically improve anything? MB: Yeah, my jump shot is night and day. DA: He also told me that one thing he wanted to keep working with you on after the Draft was, you have a little jump to your left when you shoot? MB: Yeah, that’s a bad tendency that I have. That’s something Drew didn’t want to change. He changed a lot of things, and that’s one of the best things about working with Drew -- he knows boundaries, and he knows how much is too much. That’s one of the things he didn’t want to change right off the bat. But that’s something I’ve been conscious of and something I’ve been working on since he pointed it out. DA: Given where you played high school, was there more pressure on you playing for Westtown or playing for Texas? MB: I’d say there was more pressure playing -- well, actually, it was both, equal. My sophomore year at Westtown, there was a lot of pressure, because I was at a program that had never won a state championship, and had gotten to the finals three or four years in a row. At Texas, I was coming to a team that hadn’t made the NCAA Tournament the year before. So I’d say it was pretty equal. DA: I would imagine playing on a team like that in high school, with Cam and all the others, maybe prepared you not only for college, but playing in the pros. MB: Yeah, Cam can go. He’s a really good basketball player. And I know for a fact I’ll see him here next year. DA: What was Harlem like to grow up in, day by day? MB: It was, when people ask that, I pretty much tell them that you just grow up fast. You’re making decisions at a very young age that most kids don’t even come close to making. I credit a lot of my success to being from Harlem, growing up there. DA: Harlem’s changed a little the last few years. MB: Yeah, gentrification is real. It’s real. DA: What was it like seeing that demographic shift? MB: Well, I was kind of there before gentrification kind of really hit. Obviously there was a bunch of condos that went up and it was pretty cool to see. It was every time I came back home -- I’d see a new development going up. DA: Best advice your parents ever gave you? MB: I wouldn’t say it was direct advice or a quote. I’d say the best thing my parents passed on to me was to let me make my own mistakes and figure out on my age how to kind of see the world on my own. Growing up as the youngest child, one or two years after your siblings, obviously that’s great. You’re learning without truly making the mistakes on your own. But at some point in your life, you’re gonna have to learn on your own. You’re gonna have to fall to rise. DA: Conversely, then, what’s the biggest mistake you’ve made so far? MB: I’d say that the biggest mistake I’ve made so far was not committing to Texas earlier. I think waiting was awesome. I was very methodical about waiting, very strategic about what I wanted in a university. But at the same time, if I could go back, I probably would have committed my junior year, so I could hit the ground running and build the relationships, get to know people. DA: How much freedom did Shaka give you when you were there to try things on the floor that might not necessarily be good for the team, but could be good for you individually down the road? MB: Coach Smart, he’s given me so much freedom to sort of grow into who I was. That’s been a big thing in my life -- my parents and all of my coaches. Coach Smart did a great job of just letting me come to terms with myself, as a basketball player and a person. DA: I saw in one of your interviews before the Draft that you don’t think people really understand you when you say you’re a unicorn. So define that for me as you see it. MB: Well, I mean, people kind of have a concept of what it means. To me, it’s just someone who makes plays that have never been seen before -- a seven-foot big guard, those are all unicorns to me. DA: You played against Ayton and guys like Jarrett Allen (the Nets’ first-round pick in 2017) in high school, and I know how much you’ve looked at Joel Embiid on tape. Are you guys the new normal when it comes to the next generation of bigs? MB: Yeah, I think this is becoming a theme, and you’ll see it more and more with guys coming out of high school. One of the guys you’ll see coming up is James Wiseman (the 6'11" rising senior center currently playing at East High School in Memphis, and who is considered by many to be the top college prospect in the Class of 2019). He’s younger, but he does a lot of the things that I do, that Deandre does, that Jarrett does. It’s refreshing to see so many people that can do what I do. DA: If you were six-feet tall instead of seven, what would you be doing? MB: I’d have to be around the game, like a scout or a GM, something around the game. DA: How did the basketball bug bite you so hard growing up? MB: Honestly, it’s just my competitive nature. It bleeds over into other aspects of my life. But basketball is just something that I really excelled at, and whenever I hit kind of adversity, or whenever I do something that makes me vulnerable enough to get better and to ask for help, I just took this and ran with it. DA: Since you’re a kid, I have to ask you how good you are at Fortnight? MB: I play recreationally. One of my best friends is really good at it, and whenever I play him I get Ws. Longtime NBA reporter, columnist and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer David Aldridge is an analyst for TNT. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Asian markets rise again after strong US jobs data

Asian markets rallied on Monday, extending their gains at the end of last week, following another strong US jobs report that reinforced confidence in the US economy and helped settle trade war nerves. While Friday’s tit-for-tat tariffs on billions of dollars of goods by the world’s top two economies were seen as damaging, analysts said […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018