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Narvacan’s bagnet a hit this holiday season

Once the holiday season starts, bagnet makers are expecting brisk sale of their unique delicacy......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 25th, 2016

GMA up for sale again

MANILA, Philippines - GMA Network Inc. is open to giving up control of the broadcast firm to investors at the right price......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2016

GMA Network starts digital rollout

MANILA, Philippines – Broadcast firm GMA Network Inc......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 6th, 2016

Xurpas starts share buyback

MANILA, Philippines – Mobile technology firm Xurpas Inc. started buying back P170 million worth of shares to improve the value of its stocks......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2016

PCC approves Spi sale to Japan firm

PCC approves Spi sale to Japan firm.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 6th, 2016

La Union power firm up for sale

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Philippines – The provincial government of La Union is selling the Bauang Private Power Corp......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2016

Noble Group agrees $1.05 billion sale of U.S. unit in planned move to cut debt

Singapore-listed commodities trader Noble Group agreed to sell its North American energy distribution unit to U.S. firm Calpine Corp for $1.05 billion, moving a step closer to completing a restructuring to raise $2 billion to help cut debt......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 10th, 2016

Global fintech firm Payoneer expands into PH

Global fintech firm Payoneer expands into PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2016

Vote-buying: Speakership sa Kamara for sale nga ba?

TAPOS na ang midterm election pero hindi pa tapos ang bakbakan sa hanay ng mga mambabatas. Naggigirian pa sila ngayon para sa juicy and powerful post na “Speaker of the House.” At sa rami ng nagnanais maging Speaker sa darating na bagong Kongreso, idinaraan ng ilan sa ‘walanghiyaan’ ang labanan.  Mukhang hindi na talaga uso ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated News3 hr. 14 min. ago

Vote-buying: Speakership sa Kamara for sale nga ba?

TAPOS na ang midterm election pero hindi pa tapos ang bakbakan sa hanay ng mga mambabatas. Naggigirian pa sila ngayon para sa juicy and powerful post na “Speaker of the House.” At sa rami ng nagnanais maging Speaker sa darating na bagong Kongreso, idinaraan ng ilan sa ‘walanghiyaan’ ang labanan.  Mukhang hindi na talaga uso ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated News3 hr. 14 min. ago

Fireworks in POC assembly today

Fireworks are expected in the POC General Assembly at Max’s Restaurant on Capitol Drive, Pasig, this morning as POC president Ricky Vargas will take a firm stand against NSA heads who are rallying support from the ranks to question his leadership on the basis of issues related to the creation of the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News4 hr. 48 min. ago

NFA to stop selling rice at a loss to relief agencies

THE National Food Authority Council (NFA) has approved the sale of rice to institutional buyers, including local government units (LGUs), at P37 per kilo, in order to make the NFA’s operations more self-sustaining, the Department of Agriculture said......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News8 hr. 14 min. ago

Premier volley tilt on today

Creamline starts its title defense today when it clashes with PetroGazz at the start of the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference at The Arena in San Juan City......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 26th, 2019

DepEd starts accepting SHS subsidy applications

The Department of Education (DepEd) will start accepting today applications for the senior high school voucher program for the incoming academic year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 26th, 2019

More Filipinos say their lives have improved SWS

THE number of Filipinos claiming that their lives had improved rose in the first quarter of 2019, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey found. The polling firm said 38 percentREAD The post More Filip.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 25th, 2019

PH to send garbage back to HK

The government will send back a shipment of garbage to Hong Kong from the Philippines amid its latest firm policy against foreign trash imports, Malacañang said yesterday. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said the Bureau of Customs has committed to export the illegal trash shipment following its detection at the Misamis Oriental port. “We commend the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 24th, 2019

F1 eyes may have opened after Alonso s Indy 500 flop

By Dave Skretta, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alexander Rossi had no idea what he was getting into when he moved from Formula One to IndyCar. Turning left the whole race? Looks easy. But as Rossi soon found out — and as two-time world champion Fernando Alonso and his McLaren team learned in failing to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 last weekend — getting around Indianapolis Motor Speedway at speeds eclipsing 230 mph is a lot tougher than it looks. "I didn't understand what oval racing was. I didn't understand what IndyCar racing was, because there is no exposure to it in Europe," said Rossi, an American who moved to Europe as a teenager and made his F1 dreams come true with seven starts during the 2014 and '15 seasons. "So when guys haven't been a part of it," Rossi said, "they don't understand how difficult it is, how unique it is to everything they've done. On TV, let's be honest, it doesn't look that challenging, so being a European driver, in your mind you're at the pinnacle of the sport. You think, 'Of course I can go over there and do that and it wouldn't be a problem.'" That inherent arrogance was underscored two years ago, when Alonso showed up at the Indy 500 for the first time. He ran near the front all race, only for his Honda engine to let him down. Naturally, many F1 drivers were quick to pounce on their rival open-wheel series, claiming it must not be too difficult to win in IndyCar if Alonso could be competitive right out of the gate. "I looked at the times and, frankly, for his first-ever qualifying for Fernando to be fifth — what does that say about Indy?" five-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton mused to L'Equipe shortly afterward. "A great driver," he said, "if he cannot win in Formula 1, will look for other races to win." In other words, Hamilton was calling IndyCar second-rate. That's part of why so many eyebrows jumped at McLaren's spectacular disappointment. "Fernando may have done well in 2017, so there may have been a feeling like all he has to do is show up and take it over," said Mark Miles, the chairman of Hulman & Co., which owns Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "I think this causes that sense of, 'Hey, this is harder than we thought.'" The team that bumped the well-funded, England-based team with the rich racing heritage from this year's field? None other than Juncos Racing, the tiny team founded by Argentina-born Ricardo Juncos and to this day run on such a shoestring budget that it was still signing up sponsors on Wednesday. The moment Kyle Kaiser put their car in the field last Sunday was the moment McLaren's world collapsed, leading to the firing of Bob Fernley, who headed its IndyCar operation. "We got it wrong," the team's boss, Zak Brown, said Thursday ahead of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, the showcase race on the F1 calendar. "There are little stories behind each of those individual issues and how they transpired, but you know, we didn't execute and therefore we didn't qualify for the Indy 500." In doing so, they showed just how difficult it is to win the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing," and perhaps earned IndyCar drivers a certain measure of respect from their F1 counterparts. "You've got to be a good driver, but setup and all those things at those margins is so important," said F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo, who has never driven an Indy car or raced on an oval. "I don't know the ins and outs, but everything needs to work right and that's the thing with race cars. It's a love-hate relationship. Obviously, this year for (Alonso) was more of a hate one. "It's sad to see," Ricciardo added. "Obviously as part of the F1 family, we want him to do well." One of the reasons the Indy 500 is so difficult is it tests the machines — and how they are tuned — just as much as the drivers. Manufacturers such as Mercedes and Ferrari can pump $300 million into their teams and essentially buy the crucial tenths of a second they need to win races, but IndyCar teams work with a relatively stock setup that puts the onus on crew and driver. "A big team like McLaren, and you see a small team like Juncos, it just shows this competition, it's not easy no matter who you are," three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves said. "It is one of the toughest places on Earth to get in, and you've seen big teams like Penske have failed." Rossi has so far bucked the trend, winning the 100th running of the Indy 500 in his 2016 debut. He was second the following year and fourth last year, each time benefiting from the experience, equipment and resources that his Andretti Autosport team has poured into its efforts over the years. "Fernando is a world champion. You expect him to do a good job," Rossi said. "But at Indianapolis, to find speed, it's experience, kind of the tricks of the trade that money can't buy, and I think that gets lost on a lot of people, and I think that was on full display this past week." ___ AP Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer and AP Sports Writer Jerome Pugmire contributed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 24th, 2019

Nadal opens bid for 12th French Open title against qualifier

By Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal will start his campaign for a record-extending 12th title at the French Open against a qualifier. And if he makes it to the second round of the clay-court Grand Slam, another qualifier will be waiting. The defending champion was handed what looked like quite an easy draw Thursday at Roland Garros stadium, where the Spanish player attended the ceremony and said he was happy with his form. Nadal won his first title of the season last week at the Italian Open, where he looked close to his best after some uncharacteristic struggles on clay. "It was an important title for me," Nadal said. "I played very well throughout the tournament, I'm very happy to find myself in this situation." In the women's draw, Simona Halep will open the defense of her title against Ajla Tomljanovic. Top-ranked Naomi Osaka, who seeks a third consecutive major championship, will be up against Anna Karolína Schmiedlová. Coming to Paris with only one clay-court match since last year's French Open, 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams was drawn into the top half of the draw with Osaka and Halep. She will take on Vitalia Diatchenko in the first round. Osaka will be up against a tough opponent if she gets past Schmiedlova, facing the winner of a first-round match pitting 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko and former top-ranked player Victoria Azarenka. Nadal, who last year became the first male player to win 11 titles at the same Grand Slam tournament, could meet his old foe Roger Federer in the semifinals. Federer, in his first French Open match since 2015, will face Lorenzo Sonego of Italy and could face Stefanos Tsitsipas in a potential quarterfinal matchup. Federer is back on clay after skipping that part o the season for the past two years. He reached the quarterfinals in Madrid and Rome, where he withdrew because of a right leg injury. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic will begin his run against Hubert Hurkacz. The Serb has been enjoying a good run of form during the clay season, winning the title in Madrid before losing to Nadal in Rome. Organizers announced before the draw that Tomas Berdych and Milos Raonic had withdrawn from the tournament, which starts on Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 24th, 2019

Dennis Uy firm raising up to $420 M to fund Mactan casino resort project

Dennis Uy’s PH Resorts Group Holdings Inc. will raise funds for its sprawling integrated casino resort in Mactan, Cebu, its first casino venture which is estimated to cost $600 million......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 24th, 2019

FEATURE-As rains fall short, Manila trickles into a water crisis - Agricultural Commodities

As rains fall short, Manila trickles into a water crisis Reuters Africa MANILA, May 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On Block 37, the city water supply starts flowing around 7 am. Two or three hours.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 24th, 2019