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BIRON AIMS TO WIN THE FUTURE

By: Gail T. Momblan and Francis Allan L. Angelo ILOILO fourth district Rep. Ferjenel Biron launched his candidacy for governor on Oct 11, 2018 by going back to his humble roots – from a sickly child born to a poor family in Barotac Nuevo to becoming one of the most successful businessmen and politician in the […] The post BIRON AIMS TO WIN THE FUTURE appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianOct 11th, 2018

Meet the farmers of the future: Robots

To Alexander, Angus and other robots are key to a new wave of local agriculture that aims to raise lettuce, basil and other produce in metropolitan areas while conserving water and sidestepping the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Philippine inventor aims to cut travel times with passenger drone

By Ronn Bautista/reuters.com – A Philippine inventor has unveiled what he calls a flying sports car that represents the future of transport, riding it out of a warehouse toward a cheering crowd, leaving a cloud of dust in his wake. Former dancer and camera operator Kyxz Mendiola flew and hovered Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

AC expects delivery platform to boost logistics business

AYALA CORP. (AC) aims to grow its newly formed Entrego delivery platform into one of the leading third-party logistics players in the future, as the conglomerate further ramps up its investments in the country’s booming logistics sector. The post AC expects delivery platform to boost logistics business appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

When cars fly? Japan wants airborne vehicles to take off

Tokyo — It might sound like pie in the sky, but Japan’s government is banking on a future with flying cars, launching an initiative Wednesday with the private sector to develop futuristic vehicles. The initiative aims to draw up a roadmap by the end of the year on commercialising flying cars, a concept that so… link: When cars fly? Japan wants airborne vehicles to take off.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

US OPEN 18: Nadal aims for 2nd title in a row in New York

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press Men to watch at the U.S. Open, where play begins Monday: ___ RAFAEL NADAL Seeded: 1 Ranked: 1 Age: 32 Country: Spain 2018 Match Record: 40-3 2018 Singles Titles: 5 Career Singles Titles: 80 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 17 — U.S. Open ('10, '13, '17), Wimbledon ('08, '10), French Open ('05, '06, '07, '08, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14, '17, '18), Australian Open ('09) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-Won Championship,'16-Lost in 4th Round,'15-3rd,'14-Did Not Play,'13-W Aces: Won the U.S. Open as No. 1 seed in 2010, 2017. ... Trying to become first man to repeat as champion in New York since Roger Federer won his fifth in a row in 2008. Topspin: Beat two past U.S. Open champions and two future stars en route to tuneup title at Toronto Masters this month. ___ ROGER FEDERER Seeded: 2 Ranked: 2 Age: 37 Country: Switzerland 2018 Match Record: 33-5 2018 Singles Titles: 3 Career Singles Titles: 98 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 20 — U.S. Open ('04, '05, '06, '07, '08), Wimbledon ('03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '09, '12, '17), Australian Open ('04, '06, '07, '10, '17, '18), French Open ('09) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-QF,'16-DNP,'15-RU,'14-SF,'13-4th Aces: Only made it to the final at Flushing Meadows once in the decade since his last title. ... Could face Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals. Topspin: Still has never played Nadal at the U.S. Open. If they meet this year, it would be for the title. ___ JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO Seeded: 3 Ranked: 3 Age: 29 Country: Argentina 2018 Match Record: 37-10 2018 Singles Titles: 2 Career Singles Titles: 22 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 1 — U.S. Open ('09) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-SF, '16-QF, '15-DNP, '14-DNP, '13-2nd Aces: Playing in his 22nd major tournament since his lone such title. If he gets a second, he would set an Open era record for most Slam appearances before No. 2. Topspin: Biggest forehand in the game makes him ever-dangerous on hard courts. Just needs his oft-repaired left wrist to hold up on backhands. ___ ALEXANDER ZVEREV Ranked: 4 Seeded: 4 Age: 21 Country: Germany 2018 Match Record: 43-13 2018 Singles Titles: 3 Career Singles Titles: 9 Major Titles: 0 — Best: QF, French Open ('18) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-2nd,'16-2nd,'15-1st,'14-DNP,'13-DNP Aces: Recently started working with Ivan Lendl, saying: "He's a smart man, a great guy. Done it as a player, done it as a coach, so he knows what it takes." Topspin: Has won three Masters titles. Now it's time to step up at a Grand Slam tournament and get to his first semifinal. ___ KEVIN ANDERSON Seeded: 5 Ranked: 5 Age: 32 Country: South Africa 2018 Match Record: 33-1 2018 Singles Titles: 1 Career Singles Titles: 4 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0 — Best: RU, U.S. Open ('17) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-RU, '16-3rd, '15-QF, '14-3rd, '13-2nd Aces: Runner-up at two of the past four majors, including in New York last year, then again at Wimbledon last month. Topspin: Coming into his own late in his career, he's shown that with a big serve and consistent groundstrokes, he is a contender on fast surfaces. ___ NOVAK DJOKOVIC Seeded: 6 Ranked: 6 Age: 31 Country: Serbia 2018 Match Record: 33-10 2018 Singles Titles: 2 Career Singles Titles: 70 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 13 — U.S. Open ('11, '15), Wimbledon ('11, '14, '15, '18), Australian Open ('08, '11, '12, '13, '15, '16), French Open ('16) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-DNP, '16-RU, '15-W, '14-SF, '13-RU Aces: Since starting the year 6-6, has gone 27-4. ... Titles at Wimbledon and Cincinnati Masters (beating Federer in the final) make him a popular pick. Topspin: Sure seems very close to being right back at his best after a lull caused at least in part by an injured right elbow. ___ JOHN ISNER Seeded: 11 Ranked: 11 Age: 33 Country: United States 2018 Match Record: 26-5 2018 Singles Titles: 2 Career Singles Titles: 14 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0 — Best: QF, U.S. Open ('11) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-3rd, '16-3rd, '15-4th, '14-3rd, '13-3rd Aces: 12 of 14 titles have come in the U.S. ... Just one quarterfinal appearance in New York, way back in 2011. Topspin: Says playing with calm and not fretting over results helped him have his best season, including first Slam semifinal at Wimbledon......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

Globe 7s Series to feature Pinoy rugby talents

The Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU) national development division will showcase up and coming Pinoy talents. The platform aims to identify future Volcanoes and act as a recruitment tool for.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018

After marathon meeting, UK leaders endorse Brexit trade plan

  LONDON --- British Prime Minister Theresa May corralled her Cabinet inside an English country house for a long, hot day Friday, and announced that the divided government had finally agreed on a plan for a future free-trade deal with the European Union. The proposal aims to keep the U.K. and the bloc in a free-trade zone for goods, but not for services, which make up the bulk of the British economy. After almost 12 hours of talks at Chequers, the prime minister's country retreat, May said that "the Cabinet has agreed our collective position for the future of our negotiations with the EU" --- a pronouncement akin to the British government equivalent of white smoke from ...Keep on reading: After marathon meeting, UK leaders endorse Brexit trade plan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

The charm of Las Colinas

It's always the happy, unforgettable experiences that spell the difference.   Such memories often define one's perception and recollection of a place, and hence, it would be necessary for any property developer to ensure that all the necessary elements are in place to create those truly magical moments.   And this is what the company behind Las Colinas Verdes in Eden, Davao promises to provide Davaoneos and future residents of the said development.   Through Las Colinas, renowned property developer Sta. Lucia Land Inc. aims to deliver a community where homeowners can celebrate milestones and create special memories with friends and families.  ...Keep on reading: The charm of Las Colinas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

Elite 60 Dev’t Camp to serve as start for future Batang Gilas players

The Elite 60 Development Camp strives to be bigger and better now in its second year. And along with providing another avenue for young talent to better themselves, the training program is also providing another avenue for the Philippine national youth basketball team to better itself. “We (have tried) to come up with a program to complement and assist the national team program. That’s why this year, we decided to lower the age group to 16 and under,” camp director Eric Altamirano said in the program’s press conference on Thursday at the Capitol Commons in Pasig. He then continued, “If there’s any player that we can identify, the national team would be able to put them in the pool and have continuous training to hopefully make the national team.” The Elite 60 Development Camp is a training program that scoured the entire country for the best of the best young talent aged 16 and under. It will run from May 10 to 13 at the Colegio de San Agustin Gym in Makati. In its first edition a year ago, it gathered the top Under-18 players such as NCAA Juniors MVP Will Gozum and UAAP Juniors champion RJ Abarrientos. Now, it aims to identify younger talent who may very well serve as the core of Batang Gilas. “After the Elite 60 Camp, the objective is to have the national team coaches to be able to see sino ba ang potential players nila,” Altamirano said. Overseeing the camp alongside Altamirano, will be Rob Beveridge, former head coach of the Australian men’s national basketball team. For Batang Gilas itself, the training program is a much-welcome development. “This will really help us with the identification of talent. We lean on this program to identify the talent that we need,” assistant coach Josh Reyes said. And for that, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is also in all-out support of the Elite 60 Development Camp. “Magandang programa ang na-develop nina coach E at coach Alex [Compton] kaya it’s something worth supporting. Hopefully, this thing carries on through more years,” Gilas team manager Butch Antonio said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Time Master’s Brian Poe Llamanzares is rising fast, giving back

  NEW YORK -- An exuberant and accomplished young businessman, Brian Poe Llamanzares' eyes light up while ardently talking about the latest watch by his company, Time Master, and other ventures in Philippines. The National Consumers Affairs Foundation awarded Time Master the coveted People's Choice Award for Corporate Product last March 17, 2018 at AFP Theater Camp Aguinaldo, Manila. Honored to be 2018 awardee, Llamanzares credits the support his company receives from fellow Filipinos and from his hardworking team. His is a small company with a big, bright future ahead, and which aims to be an inspiration to budding Filipino entrepreneurs. "If there's anything I've lear...Keep on reading: Time Master’s Brian Poe Llamanzares is rising fast, giving back.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

SKYathon 2018 returns to Boracay

SKYathon Beach Run is back and bigger on its ninth year with the opening of participation to international runners as it aims for greater awareness to raise funds that would help rehabilitate the reefs of Boracay. Organizers of the first destination run in the country are excited with this development. “Among the avid participants of the race are foreigners vacationing in the island. To open this to international delegates will elevate the race not just to a fun run but a race that the running communities around the world will look forward to each year,” said Mr. Delbert Santos, a senior marketing manager from SKY. Set to happen on April 21 at Epic Boracay, it features three categories for runners to choose from; 3K, 5K, and 10K. SKY plays its part in protecting nature by supporting this initiative. A portion of the proceeds from SKYathon will go to the coral reef rehabilitation program. Other than reef rehabilitation there is also a mangrove planting partnership with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the area. This year SKYathon introduces #LoveBoracay, a call for a turn towards responsible tourism. Santos said that with the current environmental troubles facing not only the island but also some major tourist spots in the country it’s important for vacationers to keep in mind preserving these natural resources. He said, “This year, besides pushing for the rehabilitation of the coral reefs in Boracay, we’d also like to send out a call to all tourists to take care of the places they are going to. We have to practice responsible tourism so that we can keep the beauty of nature not just for us but most especially for future generations.” Also back this year is Coach Rio de la Cruz’ RunRio, which will organize event. “Since it is RUNRIO’s 4th year in participating the SKYathon run, I am glad that we still continue to organize events like this in Boracay island each year. I believe that because of this event we are not only promoting an active and healthy lifestyle to the people, but also saving Boracay island itself,’ said Rio de la Cruz. Registration is ongoing and can be done online through www.runrio.com or onsite via selected branches of registration partners Rudy Project, Chris Sports, and Olympic Village. The Boracay Foundation Inc. Secretariat in Boracay can also accept registrations.   About ABS-CBN Corporation ABS-CBN Corporation is the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment organization. The Company is primarily involved in television and radio broadcasting, as well as in the production of television and radio programming for domestic and international audiences and other related businesses. ABS-CBN produces a wide variety of engaging world-class entertainment programs in multiple genres and balanced, credible news programs that are aired on free-to-air television. The company is also one of the leading radio broadcasters, operating eighteen radio stations throughout the key cities of the Philippines. ABS-CBN provides news and entertainment programming for eight channels on cable TV and operates the country’s largest cable TV service provider. The Company also owns the leading cinema and music production and distribution outfits in the country. It brings its content to worldwide audiences via cable, satellite, online and mobile.  In addition, ABS-CBN has business interests in merchandising and licensing, mobile and online multimedia services, glossy magazine publishing, video and audio post production, overseas telecommunication services, money remittance, cargo forwarding, TV shopping services, theme park development and management, property management and food and restaurant services, and cinema management, all of which complement and enhance the Company’s strength in content production and distribution. The Company is also the first TV network in the country to broadcast in digital. In 2015, it commercially rolled out its digital TV box, ABS-CBN TVplus, to prepare for the country’s switch to digital TV.   About SKY Cable Corporation SKY Cable Corporation is a leading cable and broadband technology provider in the Philippines, offering an array of innovative and pioneering products with rich content delivered on various platforms. Its products are a showcase of top-of-mind choices among Filipinos: SKYcable, known for its top-notch programming; One SKY, which offers complete entertainment & internet bundle with fiber-boosted broadband, HD Cable TV and mobile internet options; SKYdirect, a direct-to-home television technology that brings superior cable entertainment nationwide;  SKY on Demand, an on-demand video streaming and entertainment service allowing content viewing on any screen; and SKYmobi, a mobile pocket wifi service that offers access to SKYcable’s slew of shows even outside the home. SKY Cable is a subsidiary of ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

From Colgate Lasagna to the monoski, flops take center stage in Museum of Failure

Once cast aside as a cringe-worthy mistake, "Colgate Lasagna" has at last found fame... as a top flop at the Museum of Failure. The dental care brand's 1980s culinary foray joins the line-up of epic fails on display in Los Angeles at a roving pop-up museum that has proven an ironic success. A model of the Titanic, coffee-based Coca-Cola and the flashy but under-powered DeLorean car from "Back to the Future" all have a special place among the more than 100 flops of innovation that make up the show, which first opened in Sweden in June before moving to California this month. The inventions may trigger facepalms, but the show aims to prove that failure is indeed an option...Keep on reading: From Colgate Lasagna to the monoski, flops take center stage in Museum of Failure.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Netflix aims to spend $8 billion for original content

  Online streaming service Netflix has planned to spend $8 billion next year to supply its library with all-original content by at least 50 percent. As reflected in its third quarter earnings report, the company has $2.5 billion in value of allotted content, such as the gritty series "Narcos", the adaptation of the Japanese manga "Death Note", and Marvel's 'The Defenders". It also has set aside $17 billion to further supply its library with content. "Our future largely lies in exclusive original content that drives both excitement around Netflix and enormous viewing satisfaction for our global membership and its wide variety of tastes," the statement read. The plan was ...Keep on reading: Netflix aims to spend $8 billion for original content.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

Carmudi PH holds first financial seminar as part of CSR Roadshow

The Carmudi Philippines' CSR Road Show aims to help and empower graduating students on how to financially secure their future......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

DJ Khaled’s carnival-worthy birthday boy

For his son's second birthday, DJ Khaled rented an entire baseball stadium. DJ Khaled, who's known for showering his little boy, Asahd, with lavish gifts, turned the Marlins Stadium in Miami into a carnival, with a carousel, Ferris wheel and other rides, according to TMZ. He also gave his kid a miniature electric sports car. The party wasn't just for fun, though. The event was also used to kick off DJ Khaled's We Best Foundation, which aims to help underprivileged children around the world. Joining Asahd were 250 other kids from different organizations. "My son is the greatest gift of life, our children are the world's biggest blessing," he told People. "I'm so gratefu...Keep on reading: DJ Khaled’s carnival-worthy birthday boy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Public Trust in Vaccines Plummets After Philippines Dengue Crisis

LONDON – The ability to fight future pandemics could be at risk following a plunge in public confidence in vaccines in the Philippines, according to a report from the London School of Hygiene & Tro Source link link: Public Trust in Vaccines Plummets After Philippines Dengue Crisis.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Public Trust in Vaccines Plummets After Philippines Dengue Crisis

LONDON - The ability to fight future pandemics could be at risk following a plunge in public confidence in vaccines in the Philippines, according to a report from the London School of Hygiene & Tro.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Public Trust in Vaccines Plummets After Philippines Dengue Crisis

LONDON - The ability to fight future pandemics could be at risk following a plunge in public confidence in vaccines in the Philippines, according to a report from the London School of Hygiene & Tro.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Saudi to host Davos in desert despite outcry over slain journalist

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia will host a key investment summit on Tuesday, October 23, overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. Just ahead of the 3-day Future Investment Initiative (FII), dubbed "Davos in the desert", ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Jiu-jitsu star Meggie Ochoa launches Fight to Protect movement vs child sexual abuse

Meggie Ochoa launches 'Fight to Protect' Meggie Ochoa, the Philippines' bemedaled jiu-jitsu athlete, on Saturday launched the Fight to Protect movement, which aims to shield children.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018