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But what& rsquo;s in a name?

There has been a change in name of the death-dealing coronavirus detected last December in China’s Wuhan City in the central Hubei province, the virus that now sports a different identity bracelet......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardFeb 14th, 2020

Business groups ask Congress to renew franchise of ABS-CBN

Four business groups led by the Makati Business Club expressed support for the renewal of ABS-CBN Corp.’s congressional franchise for another 25 years. .....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated News1 hr. 55 min. ago

St. Luke& rsquo;s leases 13-ha. property in Aseana City

Property developer D.M. Wenceslao & Associates Inc. said Tuesday it agreed to lease a 13,896-square-meter lot in Aseana City to St. Luke’s Medical Center for a period of 50 years......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated News1 hr. 55 min. ago

Is IMF& rsquo;s 6.3% 2020 growth forecast achievable?

The IMF (International Monetary Fund) regularly conducts consultations with each of its member-countries to review their progress, discuss their plans, strategies and targets and express thoughts on the near-term economic prospects of the member-countries......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News6 hr. 42 min. ago

PDRs: To ABS-CBN with love

Here is the conclusion of “Philippine Depositary Receipts: Mass Media’s Existing or Emerging Loophole To Constitutionally Mandated Full Filipino Ownership?”—a well written, scholarly treatise written by Lorenzo E. Delgado, editor-in-chief of The Bedan Review......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News6 hr. 42 min. ago

SolGen vs. ABS-CBN

Solicitor General Jose Calida’s quo warranto petition against broadcast giant ABS-CBN Corp. makes the following allegations:.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News6 hr. 42 min. ago

Virus exposes flaws in sports, event planning

Hong Kong--The coronavirus exposes an ignorance of China’s lucrative sports market and poor contingency planning, experts say, after Formula One became the most high-profile casualty of a mass pullout from the country......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated News6 hr. 55 min. ago

Talent competition for a cause

Half of the forty candidates of Bb. Pilipinas 2020 search threw their hats in the Miss Talent competition held at the New Frontier Theater on Valentine’s Day. Ticket sales proceeds went to the Philippine Red Cross. A Red Gala fashion show was also held featuring all 40 candidates wearing red gowns by Filipino designers......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated News7 hr. 29 min. ago

Robi introduces Greenwich& rsquo;s new pizza variant

Pizza and pasta chain Greenwich, with ambassador Robi Domingo, has unveiled the Hawaiian BBQ Overload – a new limited-time offer pizza flavor that will blissfully remind you of warm, trouble-free tropical days spent idly with your closest barkada. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated News7 hr. 29 min. ago

GMA earns 9 nods at New York fest

Leading broadcast company GMA Network scores nine nominations at the 2020 New York Festivals “World’s Best TV and Films” Competition, once again having the most number of short-listed entries from the Philippines......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated News7 hr. 29 min. ago

& lsquo;Sonic& rsquo; booms to top of box office

Defying expectations, Paramount’s new adventure comedy Sonic the Hedgehog took in $57 million this weekend to leap to the top of the North American box office, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated News7 hr. 29 min. ago

It& rsquo;s a wrap for & lsquo;Coming Home& rsquo;

It was quiet on the set. Everyone was busy but the atmosphere was all chill. Former senator Jinggoy Estrada was seated in a corner with some of his co-stars. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated News7 hr. 29 min. ago

Kaspersky achieves ISO 27001 certification

Kaspersky, a leading global cybersecurity company, has achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification; the international standard outlining best practices for information security management systems. Issued by TÜV AUSTRIA, the certification confirms that the company’s data security systems, including Kaspersky Security Network, meet industry best practices.....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated News12 hr. 29 min. ago

Bezos launches $10-billion fund to combat climate change

Washington---His company is often criticized for its environmental record, but Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and the world’s richest man, said Monday he was committing $10 billion to a new fund to tackle climate change......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News12 hr. 42 min. ago

China arrests an activist who criticized Xi over coronavirus

Beijing---Police in China have arrested a prominent activist who had been a fugitive for weeks and criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic while in hiding, a rights group said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News12 hr. 42 min. ago

ONE: KING OF THE JUNGLE in Singapore to be a closed door event

ONE Championship recently announced that the company has made the decision to convert one of its live events into a closed-door event. ONE: KING OF THE JUNGLE, which is scheduled for Friday, 28 February in Singapore is to proceed as planned, but the Singapore Indoor Stadium will be closed off to fans and media. The decision was made with regards to the situation in Singapore surrounding the Novel Coronavirus (official name COVID-19).  Singapore’s Ministry of Health recently raised its Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) level from yellow to orange after having confirmed 75 cases of infection. ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong made the announcement to convert their event in Singapore to a closed-door event initially on his social media accounts. Shortly after, Sityodtong fielded questions from the media on a global conference call. “In light of the coronavirus situation in Singapore, I have made the decision to convert ONE: King of the Jungle on February 28 into a closed event for broadcast only. The Singapore Indoor Stadium will not be open to the general public, but the event will proceed behind closed doors as scheduled live on all TV and digital platforms across 150+ countries around the world,” Sityodtong wrote on his official Facebook page. Fans who purchased tickets to the event will be given a full refund through Sportshub Tix, ONE’s official ticketing partner in Singapore. All bouts are to proceed as scheduled, and will still be available live via TV and digital platforms worldwide, as well as through the ONE Super App. The main event of ONE: KING OF THE JUNGLE will see two-sport ONE World Champion Stamp Fairtex of Thailand defend her ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Title against Janet “J.T.” Todd of the United States. In the co-main event of the evening, reigning ONE Strawweight Kickboxing World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao of Thailand will take on Lachlan “Rocky” Ogden of Australia for the ONE Strawweight Muay Thai World Title. Representing Singapore on the global stage is former ONE World Title challenger Amir Khan, who is accompanied by fellow Singaporean stars Tiffany “No Chill” Teo and Radeem Rahman. In addition, Singapore-based athletes Troy Worthen and Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat are set to see action. “We just felt that this was an incredible moment for us to ignite hope and strength across the continent of Asia and to our fans all over the world during this difficult time,” Sityodtong said during the global conference call. “I also want to say that it is only by love, compassion, and resilience that Singapore as a country and Asia as a continent can overcome and conquer the Coronavirus.” Sityodtong also says that while Singapore will proceed with its closed-door event, other events the organization has scheduled in other countries will proceed as planned. ONE Championship remains firm in its promise to deliver at least 50 events this year across all of its properties, and will make decisions to alter its events based on various factors as situations change. “It was not an easy decision for us. In fact, many people were pushing us to cancel the event. But I thought back to why I started ONE Championship in the first place. And our mission since day one has been to unleash real-life superheroes who ignite the world with hope, strength, dreams, and inspiration,” Sityodtong continued. “It’s a very different mission than all of our other global competitors. Yes we want to put on the greatest fights. Yes, we have the greatest martial artists in the world but there’s a deeper mission for ONE Championship. And in a time of crisis, in a time of fear in the continent of Asia, our heroes are ready to inspire the world.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News13 hr. 29 min. ago

Public welfare not served by crackdown on private sector

Are President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent diatribes against private corporations serving public interest and public welfare?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2020

PLDT Enterprise partners with Alibaba Cloud to power ESports at 30th SEA Games

PLDT Enterprise, the b2b arm of the Philippines’ leading ICT and digital services provider, sealed a partnership with Alibaba Cloud—the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group—to serve the 30th Southeast Asian Games with its leading cloud technologies which ensured a smooth and efficient debut for ESports at the regional sport event.  .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2020

Oddly satisfying Videos on TikTok

If you’ve ever found yourself spending hours watching videos of dough rising, paint mixing, carpet cleaning, soap cutting or slime making, then you’ll understand what makes oddly satisfying videos so oddly satisfying......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2020

& lsquo;Bikoy& rsquo; posts bail, but won& rsquo; t go under WPP

Peter Joemel Advincula, who admitted being the hooded “Bikoy,” on Monday posted a P10,000 bail before the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court over the case of conspiracy to commit sedition filed against him......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2020

Duterte wants evidence; Espenido blames poor intel

​President Rodrigo Duterte’s view on Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido may change if there is evidence proving his involvement in illegal drugs, the Palace said Monday even as the police official said his inclusion in the government’s narco-list was a result of a “failure of intelligence.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2020