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Eastwood just keeps on growing, and growing up

THE PLACES we love age along with us. Taking a look around Eastwood City, you’ll notice that it has picked up quite a few things as it grows older, just like you. Guests were taken to a food tour late last month for Eastwood to show that it’s still got a few tricks up its […] The post Eastwood just keeps on growing, and growing up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineApr 11th, 2018

Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell an athlete since day one

BRIEFLY in town for his “Spida in Manila Tour,” young Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell took time to meet with members of local media where he shared some of his thoughts, including the impressive rookie season he had in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and how growing up in a “sports household” honed the person he has become. The post Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell an athlete since day one appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News1 hr. 5 min. ago

CEFBEX: A Show of Extraordinary Foodventures

WORLDBEX International, the leading exhibition and events management in the country, is holding its 10th Cebu Food and Beverage Expo (CEFBEX) at the SM Cebu Trade Hall on October 11-14, 2018. This 4-day F&B expo will highlight the ever-growing and evolving Philippine Food and Beverages industry through a wonderful show of food products, services, equipment, […] The post CEFBEX: A Show of Extraordinary Foodventures appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News13 hr. 17 min. ago

Seed supply company targets growing urban farming market

VEGETABLE and flower seed producer and supplier East-West Seed Co. is planning to expand its portfolio by offering vertical farming solutions such as hydroponic units and smaller greenhouses to urban dwellers. The post Seed supply company targets growing urban farming market appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News14 hr. 30 min. ago

Cheap Eats Manila: Shawarma Shack Best Value Beef Shawarma Philippines – Manila Video

Cheap Eats Manila: Shawarma Shack Best Value Beef Shawarma in the Philippines. Shawarma Shack was first opened in 2017 by Walther Buenavista and Patricia Collantes as a food cart in the night market of Divisoria known for their famous Buy 1 Take One Shawarma Deal. Through franchising has become one of the fastest growing shawarma… link: Cheap Eats Manila: Shawarma Shack Best Value Beef Shawarma Philippines – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

As Saudis wilt on field, kingdom pursues soccer power grab

By Rob Harris, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The Saudis have ambitions to seize control over parts of international soccer. Losing 5-0 by Russia in the World Cup opener shows they might have bigger problems at home. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had to endure the humiliation in the stadium on Thursday, with Saudi Arabia's mauling in Moscow coming at the hands of a side just below the Saudis in the FIFA rankings. Coach Juan Antonio Pizzi studiously sidestepped a question about whether his federation had been distracted lately. But it has. Just when the Saudis had a first World Cup appearance in 12 years to prepare for, the federation has been mounting a power grab of soccer far beyond the kingdom. What appears the creation of just another bureaucratic institution within the sport could actually have wider ramifications. On its face, the establishment of the South West Asian Football Federation by the Saudis, including the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan, to help to develop the game appears a benevolent undertaking, especially when the existing regional governing body is so vast. "Football is about growth and if you don't grow economically, socially, technically, you will not be moving," Saudi federation president Adel Ezzat told The Associated Press. "It's not enough for us to be in the World Cup. "We have a vision that an Asian country will win the World Cup one day, but there must be a start for that. Football is underdeveloped in many areas in Asia." Is the Asian Football Confederation to blame? "Ambitions have to be higher than winning the Asian Cup," Ezzat said. Confederation president Sheikh Salman, a Bahraini, said he "had no objection to the creation of SWAFF as long as it remains as a football body outside of the AFC's zonal structure." Scratch deeper below the surface and the true objectives of the new body seem a little cloudy. It is unclear why SWAFF is required when there are already regional offshoots of the AFC, including the West Asian Football Federation, which is led by Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein who resisted an attempt by the Saudis to seize power of his organization before the new regional force emerged. "It will help Asia and it will help FIFA," Ezzat told The Associated Press. "We don't see anything wrong creating that connection between the south and the west. Football needs to grow." Ezzat maintained that SWAFF had followed the right legal steps to avoid breaching the rules of world football's governing body. Ezzat said FIFA governance committee head Mukul Mudgal had been dispatched by FIFA President Gianni Infantino to the SWAFF meeting on May 31 in Jeddah. The Indian judge denied he was in attendance. SWAFF said the founding members also include Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Maldives, Yemen, Oman and Kuwait. Oman Football Association General Secretary Said Othman Al Bulushi told the AP his nation was waiting to assess the statutes and legality of the body within FIFA before confirming its membership. The entire Gulf is not in SWAFF. Take a look at the map and three countries in particular are missing: Iran, Qatar and Yemen. "It's not about the geographic map," Saudi federation president Adel Ezzat said. "It's about zones." Could it also be about politics? For three years, a Saudi-led coalition has been trying to drive out Iranian-aligned Shiite rebels known as Houthis from Yemen to break the civil war in the Arab world's poorest nation and restore the exiled government. Across the Gulf, the Saudis are part of a quartet, including the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, which has spent the last year putting the squeeze on Qatar. Diplomatic ties with the energy-rich country have been severed amid allegations that Qatar supports extremist groups in the region, which Doha denies. The Qataris, though, have plowed ahead with preparations to host an event that will put them at the center of the world's attention: the next World Cup in 2022. Ezzat won't discuss Qatar, or the 2022 World Cup. Turki Al-Sheikh, head of Saudi Arabia's General Sports Authority, has been less circumspect, demanding earlier this year that Qatar be stripped of the hosting rights if corruption around its bid was proven. For now, in Saudi sights is Qatar's flagship sports network, which owns exclusive Middle East and North African rights to the World Cup. The BeIN Sports coverage of the Russia World Cup opener was watched across Saudi Arabia — but on a pirate channel. The beoutQ signal is transmitted by a Riyadh-based satellite provider, whose largest shareholder is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Still, the BeIN coverage was seized on by Al-Sheikh to threaten legal action against the network for "wrongdoings against KSA, its sports and officials, and for exploiting sports to achieve political goals." In a tweet, Al-Sheikh added Friday that this "proves Saudi authorities' true stance when banning this network from airing on its soil." Soccer's world body, though, is finally intervening. FIFA said it is "exploring all options to stop the infringement of its rights, including in relation to action against legitimate organizations that are seen to support such illegal activities." What FIFA would not say is whether Infantino raised Qatar's concerns when he watched the opener in the Luzhniki Stadium alongside the Saudi crown prince. Infantino has been a keen visitor to Saudi Arabia over the last year, including meeting King Salman, as intrigue has swirled about the country's role in a consortium's plans to underwrite $25 billion to launch a vastly expanded Club World Cup and an international Nations League. "He knows for a fact the importance of Saudi Arabia in the region," Ezzat said. "That's why I believe he is paying a lot of attention to Saudi Arabia. ... That's a very important sign. (FIFA) know this country can play a very important role in the development of football." Infantino, though, said he believed the backing for the new competitions was "not part of a wider Saudi sports grab." The proposals have stalled because of opposition within the council to Infantino's secrecy over the financial backers. Growing football is part of a sweeping "Vision 2030" plan to wean Saudi Arabia off its near-total dependence on oil money. Prince Mohammed is trying to push Saudi Arabia to become a more cosmopolitan nation that appeals to international investors. Ezzat wants to create new soccer competitions under the auspices of SWAFF and invite countries to participate from beyond the region — particularly Europe. "The country is going through an important change," Ezzat said. "Football can be a catalyst for change. The FIFA president I'm sure knows this very well. ... My country can play an important role in football." Just not the Saudi national team at the moment......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Firms urged to toughen cybersecurity measures

The threat of cyberattacks is one of the biggest challenges facing the Philippine financial system nowadays with the growing number of aggressive and malicious hackers targeting those in banking, financial services and insurance (BFSIs), according to industry experts.   And with rising concerns about security breaches in the biggest banking institutions locally, banks have been advised to allocate resources to boost its cybersecurity infrastructure and ensure the security of its clients transactions.   "Cyberattacks are getting more and more sophisticated every day. The usual practice is to provide and implement reactive actions by depending on the technologies," eP...Keep on reading: Firms urged to toughen cybersecurity measures.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Dutch may soon pay workers using pedal-power

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch employees using pedal power to get to work may soon be reimbursed for their efforts, as the Netherlands look at ways to fight ever-growing congestion on its busy roads and highways. "Let's get out of our cars and onto our bikes," Dutch deputy infrastructure minister Stientje ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Threat of U.S. withdrawal hangs over UN rights body

GENEVA, Switzerland – The UN Human Rights Council will kick off a new session Monday, June 18, under a cloud of growing US criticism and the threat of Washington withdrawing from the body altogether. Longstanding US criticism of the council for its alleged bias against Israel has escalated since UN-skeptic Donald ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Megaworld to launch record P80 billion projects

Property developer Megaworld and its subsidiary brands expect to launch a record P80 billion worth of new residential projects this year, riding on growing demand from local and foreign buyers, including Chinese nationals, working in the booming offshore gaming business......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

India airlines spread their wings to escape airfare war at home

Indian airlines are turning to the international market in search of better returns as the intensifying fight for a bigger share of the world’s fastest growing domestic market – where price is king – drives down profits. India airlines spread their wings to escape airfare war at home Indian airlines are turning to the international… link: India airlines spread their wings to escape airfare war at home.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

World economy at risk from US policies – IMF

WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump’s aggressive trade policies, and expansive tax cut at a time when the US economy is growing, are creating risks that could damage the domestic and global economies, the International Monetary Fund warned Thursday. The tax cuts will generate a near-term boost to growth but also “will elevate the risks to [...] The post World economy at risk from US policies – IMF appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Why I’m thankful my dad never told me to “act like a girl”

It's true what they say that, in some way or form, your parents will have an influence on the things you're interested in. For me, my dad is mostly responsible for my love of books, video games, and rock music. While that may seem normal interests today, it didn't seem so while I was growing up. As early as preschool, I remember that I would alternate from playing with Barbies to being curious about the street games that the boys in the neighborhood would play. What would stop me was the constant reminder that those are things that boys do, not for girls. But whenever my dad would play PC games likeTomb RaiderandRainbow Six, he never stopped me from watching him play. I would e...Keep on reading: Why I’m thankful my dad never told me to “act like a girl”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Growing population, dwindling farmlands reasons PH may never become rice sufficient

The country’s huge population and shortage of farmlands are among the factors preventing the Philippine from becoming self-sufficient in rice, President Duterte said. Growing population, dwindling farmlands reasons PH may never become rice sufficient The country’s growing population and dwindling farmlands are among the reasons the Philippine may never become sufficient in rice, President Duterte… link: Growing population, dwindling farmlands reasons PH may never become rice sufficient.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Facebook news use declining, WhatsApp growing – study

LONDON, United Kingdom – News consumption is increasingly shifting from social media like Facebook to messaging applications like WhatsApp, according to a study published Thursday, June 14, which also found high levels of international public concern about fake news online. The Reuters Institute report, which covers 37 countries in five continents, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

NHA told: Work double time to re-award idle gov’t housing units to poor

The National Housing Authority (NHA) should work double time in awarding the idle housing units of uniformed personnel to poor families, Negros Occidental 3rd District Rep. Albee Benitez saidThursday. Benitez, chair of the House committee on housing and urban development, said this is mandated by Congressional Joint Resolution No. 2 which President Rodrigo Duterte had signed. READ:NHA to 'reaward' houses to Kadamay members The legislative measure was triggered by the occupation of urban poor families of unoccupied and deteriorating housing units located in Pandi town, Bulacan, in May last year. "We recognize the need and growing desperation among urban poor for adequate housi...Keep on reading: NHA told: Work double time to re-award idle gov’t housing units to poor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Duterte denies persecuting priests

President Rodrigo Duterte denied on Wednesday that he was persecuting priests with his verbal attacks against the clergy. At the oath-taking of newly promoted officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) he said he did not say anything against Catholic priests. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque also earlier explained that the President's "verbal attacks" against the Catholic Church has nothing to do with the growing number of priests that have been killed since December 2017. READ: Palace: No link between Duterte's attacks and priests' killings Roque issued the statement a day afterArchbishop Socrates "Soc" Villegas said assassins could have been "emboldened" by...Keep on reading: Duterte denies persecuting priests.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Pacquiao says no imports in MPBL for now until future

The 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League is underway. This, even after the league encountered much turbulence due to a rule that states that each of its 26 teams could only have one Filipino-foreigner. Amidst all the controversy and criticism, the fledgling league stayed steadfast in its course of action. “We’re just a growing league. The vision of the league is to give a chance to homegrown players,” commissioner Kenneth Duremdes said in the owners’ meeting during the heat of the issue last May. He then continued, “‘Di naman kasi ganun kalaki ang players sa probinsya kaya ganun. Step-by-step tayo kasi nga we’re striving to be a place for homegrown players.” And now, the league is rolling without having to change course. “Balanse yung liga natin kasi istrikto naman tayo (sa) players. Bawal yung Fil-foreigner above 6-4 tapos isa lang bawat team,” founder Sen. Manny Pacquiao told reporters in the opener on Tuesday at the Araneta Coliseum. He then continued, “Wala ring imports.” And for now until the foreseeable future, the MPBL will remain filled with Filipinos. Asked if they have plans to open the door for foreign reinforcements a la the PBA, Pacquiao answered, “Wala muna. Nasasapawan kasi ang mga Pilipino.” That is nothing but good news for the many, many hopefuls in this basketball-crazed country. As the boxing legend put it, “Maraming nakapaglaro (dahil sa MPBL). Actually, nagkaubusan na nga ng players dahil sa MPBL.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

'ChalkLovesJoshLia: Joshua Garcia Talks About Learning From His Mistakes

He's far from perfect, but he's growing with every lesson......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Malaysia’s Mahathir says growing economies need trade protection

TOKYO -- Growing nations like Malaysia need different trade protections and, while Kuala Lumpur is not against trade pacts such as the Trans Pacific Partnership, the TPP must be renegotiated, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday. The post Malaysia’s Mahathir says growing economies need trade protection appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Experts sketch benefits of building Digital Silk Road

SINGAPORE -- Technologies from data analytics to artificial intelligence play a big role in how industries develop, experts told a BRI forum here yesterday, as they made a case for the growing impo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018