Businessmen asked to study tax reforms

Businessmen asked to study tax reforms.....»»

Category: financeSource: thestandard thestandardDec 6th, 2018

Orange juice, leafy greens and fruit could be good for a man’s memory

New US research has found that men who include vegetables and leafy greens, orange juice, and fruit in their diet may benefit from a lower risk of memory loss as they age. Carried out by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, the new large-scale study looked at 27,842 men with an average age of 51. Participants were asked to complete questionnaires about how many servings of fruits, vegetables and other foods they had each day at the start of the study, and then again every four years for 20 years. They were then categorized into groups depending on their fruit and vegetable intake. The group who ate the highest amount of vegetables ...Keep on reading: Orange juice, leafy greens and fruit could be good for a man’s memory.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

Cutting down social media use may help reduce depression, loneliness

New United States research has found that reducing time spent on social media platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram may help improve well-being. Carried out by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the new study recruited 143 students at the university and asked them to complete experiments designed around Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, the three social media sites being most popular with undergraduate students. Each participant was asked to complete a survey to assess their mood and well-being at the start of the study and were monitored over a period of one week to assess their usual level of social media use. They were then randomly split into two...Keep on reading: Cutting down social media use may help reduce depression, loneliness.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Yoga, meditation on the increase among American adults and children

A new United States survey has revealed that more Americans appear to be embracing complementary health approaches, with the number of those taking up yoga and meditation increasing significantly in the last few years. Developed by theNational Center for Complementary and Integrative Health(NCCIH), the questionnaire is completed every five years as part of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), an annual study in which a nationally representative sample of Americans are interviewed about their health. To look at the recent trends in alternative medicine and complementary health, 26,742 adults over the age of 18 were asked to complete the 2017 survey, with the re...Keep on reading: Yoga, meditation on the increase among American adults and children.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Singing may bring benefits for patients with Parkinson’s disease

New preliminary research presented at the Society for Neuroscience 2018 conference this week has shown that singing could improve motor skills as well as the mood of patients with Parkinson's disease. Carried out by researchers at Iowa State University, the new pilot study looked at 17 Parkinson's disease patients attending a therapeutic singing group. The researchers measured the participants' heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol levels before and after a one-hour singing session, and asked participants to report on any feelings of sadness, anxiety, happiness and anger. The results showed that the participants experienced improvements in mood and motor symptoms after sin...Keep on reading: Singing may bring benefits for patients with Parkinson’s disease.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Bad night’s sleep? Drinking more water could help you feel better

New United States research has found that not getting enough sleep could lead to dehydration the next day, possibly affecting mental and physical performance. Carried out by researchers at Penn State University, the new study looked at more than 20,000 American and Chinese adults over the age of 20 to assess how sleep may affect hydration status and risk of dehydration. The participants were asked to report on their sleeping habits, as well as provide urine samples which were analyzed for biomarkers of hydration. The findings, published in the journal Sleep on Monday, showed that adults who sleep just six hours per night had a higher chance of being dehydrated compared to th...Keep on reading: Bad night’s sleep? Drinking more water could help you feel better.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

PSA asked to study fish landing centers in CV

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Oct. 24 (PIA) -- The Regional Development Council (RDC-7) has asked the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to include Central Visayas in their pilot survey of fi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

PSA asked to study fish landing centers in CV

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Oct. 24 (PIA) -- The Regional Development Council (RDC-7) has asked the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to include Central Visayas in their pilot survey of fi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

PRIB: Sotto wants Office of the Press Secretary back, with press attachés

October 3, 2018. Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III today asked the Senate Subcommittee on Finance to study the possibility of reviving the Office of the Press Secretary (OPS) and pave the way for the creation of press attachés. On top of the mandate of the OPS, which is to relay the messages of the… link: PRIB: Sotto wants Office of the Press Secretary back, with press attachés.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Exercising 3 to 5 times a week brings biggest benefits for mental health, says study

A new large-scale United States study has found that people who exercise report having 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health a month, compared to people who do not exercise. However, working out too much could actually have the opposite effect. Carried out by a team at Yale University, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Laureate Institute for Brain Research, U.S., along with the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, this is the largest observational study of its kind. It looked at more than 1.2 million people in the U.S. to investigate the influence of exercise type, frequency, duration and intensity on mental health. Participants were asked to complete surveys in 2011, 2013...Keep on reading: Exercising 3 to 5 times a week brings biggest benefits for mental health, says study.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: The importance of philosophy

MANILA, Philippines – Philosophy majors often get two different reactions when asked about their courses – awe, because of the seemingly esoteric nature of this field of study, and concern, because for the more conservative lot, taking up a course in the liberal arts is "useless." History teacher Leloy Claudio ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Duterte wants to cancel $1.5b casino-resort deal

MANILA: President Rodrigo 'Rody' Duterte asked the Department of Justice to study the possibility of cancelling a 'flawed' $1.5 billion casino-resort lease contract that prompte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

NEDA-6 asked to help solve city’s flooding woes

ILOILO City Councilor Joshua Alim filed a resolution requesting the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)-6 regional office to conduct a study on possible solutions to the flooding problems of the city. Alim also expressed “exasperation” on the continuous flooding in the city despite the construction of a drainage system on Jalandoni Street, City Proper. […] The post NEDA-6 asked to help solve city’s flooding woes appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Even low levels of air pollution could cause serious changes to the heart, finds new research

New United Kingdom research has found that even air pollution levels that fall well within U.K. guidelines could cause changes in the structure of the heart, similar to those seen in the early stages of heart failure. Led by Queen Mary University of London and part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), the new study looked at data from 3,920 participants in the long-term health study, U.K. Biobank. Participants were asked to provide a range of personal information, including their lifestyles, health record and details on where they have lived, in addition to completing blood tests and health scans. All participants were free from pre-existing cardiovascular disease. ...Keep on reading: Even low levels of air pollution could cause serious changes to the heart, finds new research.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

The lifesaving power of gratitude (or why you should write that thank you note)

Gratitude may be more beneficial than we commonly suppose. One recent study asked subjects to write a note of thanks to someone and then estimate how surprised and happy the recipient would feel – an impact that they consistently underestimated. Another study assessed the health benefits of writing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

AFP told to carefully study CASER

It is only through the conduct of a prudent and careful study on the contents and major subjects of the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-Economic Reforms that the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines will fully understand its purposefulness and benefits to the Filipino people......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

Comm. Silver, NBPA say competitive imbalance not a problem

By Steve Aschburner, LAS VEGAS -- First came the backlash. Next, backlash to the backlash. By Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time), much of the whipsawing over competitive balance -- or more accurately, imbalance -- as an NBA problem rising to the level of crisis had calmed down. Yet powerful voices from the league’s summer nerve center could not dismiss it entirely as an issue meriting closer inspection. “I'm not here to say we have a problem,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday after the Board of Governors meeting. “And I love where the league is right now. [But] I think we can create a better system.” Neither Silver nor Michele Roberts, the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, sounded an alarm in their separate news conferences about what many see as a widening gap between the league’s haves and have-nots. Roberts, in fact, seemed to feel that all is well and that talent inequality is in the eye of the beholder. “Competitive balance, it almost depends on what your favorite team is,” said Roberts, who was rehired as head of the players union in another four-year contract announced Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). “I don’t hear anybody in the Bay Area worrying about competitive balance. I also don’t hear the people in Philadelphia worrying about competitive balance, or Houston. “We’ve got great teams. And it’s never been the case, as far as I’m concerned, where I was not able most of the time to predict what teams were going to be in the Finals.” The topic came up in precisely that context before the Finals last month when Silver was asked about Golden State and Cleveland meeting in the championship series for the fourth consecutive year, a first in any of the major professional sports leagues. It reared its head again this month soon after free agency opened on July 1, with events conspiring to make insiders wonder about a growing disparity among teams. LeBron James’ signing with the Los Angeles Lakers was the biggest move in what appeared to be a continuing shift of strength into the league’s Western Conference. That was followed by the news that DeMarcus Cousins, New Orleans’ All-Star center, had joined the champion Warriors. That signing sparked the initial backlash, a rich-getting-richer cry that pointed not to Cousins’ one-year deal for $5.3 million in 2018-19 salary but the fact that the Warriors will spend in excess of $20 million for it when luxury taxes are counted. Golden State had the NBA’s fattest payroll in 2017-18 of $137.5 million, despite a $99 million salary cap, thanks to various exceptions in the prevailing “soft cap” system. “I don't necessarily think it's per se bad that the Warriors are so dominant,” Silver told reporters, not long after discussing the “competitive landscape” with the owners. “As I've said before, we're not trying to create some sort of forced parity. What we really focus on is parity of opportunity. And a fair point could be made in the tax system, when certain teams are spending significantly more than others, that that's not parity of opportunity.” The counter-backlash came from folks who rushed to the Warriors’ and Cousins’ defense, correctly noting that neither did anything wrong, conducting their business within the rules as specified by the collective bargaining agreement between the owners and the players. That CBA is the object of endless study and imagined revision, with amendments possible if negotiated prior to the end of the current deal after the 2023-24 season. Shooting for a “hard cap” likely would be a tough sell to players accustomed to the freedom of movement they currently enjoy. “It's not necessarily [Roberts’] issue,” Silver said in response to the union director’s characterization. “I think it's on me and our Labor Relations Committee, ultimately, to sit with the players and their committee and convince them that there may be a better way of doing things.” Silver mentioned Charlotte owner and legendary NBA superstar Michael Jordan, chairman of that Labor Relations Committee, as a valuable resource in addressing owners’ and players’ competition concerns. Both sides have valid arguments. Interest in the NBA never has been higher by almost any metric chosen, from selected TV ratings and licensing revenues to the game’s growth globally. Attendance at the MGM Resorts Las Vegas Summer League keeps pushing higher, with fans eager to see top rookies, second-year players and relative free-agent unknowns chasing their pro hoops’ dreams. The valuations of the 30 NBA franchises, of course, all have soared beyond $1 billion, according to, with the Knicks, the Lakers and the Warriors all estimated to be worth more than $3 billion. Longtime NBA observers such as TNT’s David Aldridge wrote a column this week that argued on behalf of dominant teams, anyway, saying that they actually drive rather than depress fan interest. As for any inability to win games or titles, he laid the blame for that on poor franchise management. The Knicks and the Clippers have all sorts of big-market advantages but haven’t won any championships lately (or at all in the Clippers' case). For Roberts, whose players reap 51 percent of NBA basketball-related income that tops $7 billion annually, business is good, period. “I’m excited about this new season,” she said Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). “This free agency, there’s been a lot to write about so we’re all, I think, looking forward to what’s going to happen come October. “To the extent that people are predicting the end of the game, I just don’t think so. I would be surprised if Adam called me to say, ‘What the hell are we going to do?’ I think he’s as happy as I am. ... I think we’re in good shape.” Critics note Golden State’s on-court dominance in winning the last two championships. It only took nine NBA Finals games --one over the minimum -- while facing arguably the league’s best player in LeBron James. But those same critics seem to foget that the Warriors were pushed to the full seven games in the conference finals, and actually faced elimination twice before beating the Rockets. “I recognize what Michele's saying,” Silver said. “But at the same time, if you talk to players in the league, and I've talked to plenty of individual players as well, they want to be in the most competitive league possible too.” For every player on the Warriors' roster -- or the Rockets, the Thunder, the Celtics or the Sixers -- there are five or six on teams that realistically have no chance of chasing a ring or the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Cleveland went to four straight Finals thanks to James; no one envisions the Cavaliers getting back any time soon. “Maybe there are some players who think they’re on a second-class team,” said Sacramento wing Garrett Temple, one of the NBPA vice presidents. “But most players I’ve played with or been around, their thought process is, ‘We’re gonna get our team to become one of those first-class teams.’ It’s more of a challenge. More so than, ‘We need them to disband so we can make everybody equal.’ Because we’re competitors.” That really is the crux of the issue. Silver and some franchises want most of the competition to come on the floor, in games, in full view of fans who believe their teams can sufficiently compete. The league’s current title contenders are fine with a system that allows them to compete all the way to the top, with an owner stroking gargantuan checks to crowd out rivals. “Let me make clear that under the current system we want teams to compete like crazy,” Silver said. “So I think the Warriors within the framework of this deal should be doing everything they can to increase their dominance. That's what you want to see in a league. “You want teams to compete in every way they can within the rules.” Silver addressed a variety of topics that were came from the BOG agenda, including: -- Change is coming on multiple fronts, most notably in the league’s age limit. That seems likely to be re-set back to 18 years old from 19, permitting players to enter the league from high school. It’s a move that the NBA should be better equipped to handle with a near 30-for-30 farm-system affiliation with its G League. It also fits with the findings of an NCAA task force that cites dissatisfaction with “one-and-done” college players. Said Silver: “My personal view is that we’re ready to make that change.” -- The start of free agency, annually triggered at midnight ET on July 1 (12:00pm, July 1, PHL time), will be moved to a daytime or prime time opening bell. It’s one of those traditions that no one thought to change, Silver said. -- The league’s investigation into the Dallas Mavericks’ sexual harassment issues should be completed by the end of the month. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. 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 12th, 2018

Being both mindful and active could be more effective in lowering stress, anxiety

New United States research suggests that keeping active could be even more effective at reducing stress when combined with mindfulness. Carried out by researchers at Penn State University, the study looked at 158 students at the university to see how movement-based behavior and mindfulness affected stress levels. Participants were asked to use a special mobile phone app, called Paco, which asked the students to answer questions about their current activity and states of mind. Some of the questions had been designed to assess mindfulness, while others asked about where the participant was, if they were moving, and if they were stressed or anxious. The students received pro...Keep on reading: Being both mindful and active could be more effective in lowering stress, anxiety.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

NAPC, Mindanao leaders ask Duterte for resumption of peace talks

Apprehensive that the re-scheduling of the peace talks could further result to the escalation of the armed conflict and dislocation of civilians especially in the countryside, Mindanao multi-sectoral leaders have asked the Duterte administration to push for the resumption of the negotiation and to “do all the necessary steps and forward reforms that would end poverty in all forms.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Women more likely to suffer from ‘iPad neck’ than men

New United States research has found that neck pain caused by using iPads and tablets could be affecting women more than men, and that poor posture is the biggest factor contributing to pain. Carried out by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas along with researchers from hospitals and physical therapy centers across Southern Nevada, the new study surveyed 412 participants (135 men and 275 women) who used touchscreen tablet computers. Participants were asked about their usage habits and any neck or shoulder complaints to assess how often they experienced "iPad neck," also called "tablet neck," which is a persistent pain in the neck and upper shoulders caused by slouching or bendi...Keep on reading: Women more likely to suffer from ‘iPad neck’ than men.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Kids of helicopter parents less able to control emotions and behavior, says study

New research has found that over-controlling parents, also known as helicopter parents, can have a negative effect on their child's ability to manage his or her emotions and behavior. Carried out by researchers from the University of Minnesota and the University of North Carolina, United States, as well as the University of Zurich, Switzerland, the study followed 422 children over an eight-year period, assessing them at ages 2, 5 and 10. Researchers collected data from their own observations of parent-child interactions, in which parents and children were asked to play as they would at home, as well as teacher reports and self-reports from the children at age 10. They found ...Keep on reading: Kids of helicopter parents less able to control emotions and behavior, says study.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018