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Pichay, Gatchalian arraignment over bank deal postponed anew - Inquirer.net

Pichay, Gatchalian arraignment over bank deal postponed anew - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

Bottas replaces Rosberg at Mercedes, Massa back at Williams

LONDON (AP) — Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas will race alongside three-time champion Lewis Hamilton at Formula One team Mercedes this season. The 27-year-old Bottas will fill the seat left by world champion Nico Rosberg's retirement. With Bottas moving on, F1 team Williams said Monday that Felipe Massa will come out of retirement to race with them for a fourth consecutive season. Rosberg retired only five days after beating Hamilton to his first world title in November. Mercedes also won its third straight constructors' championship. 'Sometimes in life, unexpected circumstances provide interesting opportunities,' Mercedes head of motorsport Toto Wolff said in a statement. 'Nico's decision in December was a big surprise - certainly a challenging situation for the team to handle. But weathering the storm makes you more resilient and we see this as another opportunity for the team to grow.' Bottas finished eighth in the drivers' standings with 85 points last season. In four seasons with Williams, he started 77 races and achieved nine podium finishes. Wolff said it was time for him to step up to the next level and 'how he can challenge for race wins and championships.' 'Valtteri is a no-nonsense guy: down to earth, straightforward and very focused,' Wolff said. 'Pretty Finnish, to be honest, and a great fit for us.' Massa will head back to Williams only a few months after retiring from Formula One. The Brazilian has agreed to a one-year deal and will race alongside F1 debutant Lance Stroll. 'I am very happy to have an opportunity to return to Williams. I always intended to race somewhere in 2017, but Williams is a team close to my heart and I have respect for everything it is trying to achieve,' Massa said. 'Valtteri has a great opportunity, given the turn of events over the winter, and I wish him all the best at Mercedes.' Earlier, Mercedes' young driver Pascal Wehrlein, who had been linked with replacing Rosberg, joined Swiss team Sauber. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Opinion: Static -- Marvin A. Tort: "What to do with SSS"

Almost five years ago, I wrote a column about my concerns regarding the life span of the Social Security System (SSS). I expressed my opinions based on a study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), released in the third quarter of 2012, on pension systems in the region. I am uncertain if there are more recent studies, local or otherwise, on the continued viability of the SSS......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

Watson and Clemson dethrone top-ranked Tide, 35-31

div>RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer /div> div>  /div> div>TAMPA, Florida (AP) — College football's first national championship rematch was even better than the original, with an incredible twist at the end. /div> div>  /div> div>Deshaun Watson and Clemson dethroned the champs and became the first team to beat Nick Saban's Alabama dynasty in a national title game, taking down the top-ranked Crimson Tide 35-31 Monday night in the College Football Playoff. /div> div>  /div> div>Watson found Hunter Renfrow for a 2-yard touchdown pass with a second remaining to give the Tigers their first national championship since 1981. A year after Alabama won its fourth title under Saban with a 45-40 classic in Arizona, Clemson closed the deal and denied the Tide an unprecedented fifth championship in eight seasons. /div> div>  /div> div>The lead changed hands three times in the fourth quarter, but Watson got the ball last. Likely playing in his final college game, the junior quarterback threw for 420 yards and three touchdowns. In two games against Alabama and the most ferocious defense in college football, Watson has thrown for 825 yards and accounted for eight touchdowns. /div> div>  /div> div>Coach Dabo Swinney, the native Alabaman and former Crimson Tide walk-on receiver, has built an elite program at Clemson that was missing only one thing. Now the Tigers can check that box, too. /div> div>  /div> div>'Eight years ago we set out to put Clemson back on top,' said Swinney, who can turn postgame interviews into a rousing sermon. 'We came up a little short last year, but today on top of the mountain, the Clemson flag is flying.' /div> div>  /div> div>After three quarters of vicious hits and tight defense, Tigers-Tide II ended up looking a lot like the first meeting when the teams combined for 40 points in the fourth quarter. /div> div>  /div> div>Clemson took its first lead when Watson found Mike Williams for a 4-yard touchdown a minute into the fourth quarter to make it 24-21. /div> div>  /div> div>The Tigers took a 28-24 lead with 4:38 left in the fourth quarter when Wayne Gallman surged in from a yard out. /div> div>  /div> div>The Tide's offense, which had gone dormant for most of the second half, came to life with the help of a sweet call from newly promoted offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. Receiver ArDarius Stewart took a backward pass from Jalen Hurts and fired a strike to O.J. Howard for 24 yards. /div> div>  /div> div>On the next play, Hurts broke free from a collapsing pocket and weaved his way through defenders for a 30-yard touchdown run to make it 31-28 with 2:07 left. /div> div>  /div> div>More than enough time for Watson. /div> div>  /div> div>'I was calm,' Watson said. He said he thought about Vince Young's last-second touchdown for Texas that derailed the Southern California's championship run in the 2005 championship game at the Rose Bowl. He told his team: 'Let's go be great.' /div> div>  /div> div>Watson hooked up with Williams and Jordan Leggett, who made great catches for big gains to get to first-and-goal with 14 seconds left. /div> div>  /div> div>A pass interference on Alabama made it first-and-goal at the 2 with six seconds left. Time for one more play to avoid a game-tying kick and potential overtime. Renfrow slipped away from the defense at the goal line and was alone for an easy toss. It was the walk-on receiver's second TD catch of the night, adding to the two he had last season against Alabama. /div> div>  /div> div>When it ended, Clemson's 315-pound (143 -kilogram) defensive lineman Christian Wilkins did a cartwheel and Ben Boulware, one of the toughest linebackers in the country, was in tears. /div> div>  /div> div>The Tigers had snapped Alabama's 26-game winning streak and beaten a No. 1 team for the first time ever. /div> div>  /div> div>'It's been 35 long years!' Boulware screamed. 'It's coming home baby! It's coming home!' /div>.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

SRA, Landbank ink deal for P300 M credit facility

MANILA, Philippines - The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) and the Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) have inked an agreement for the implementatio.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 30th, 2016

Ronaldo's agent confirms $315 M offer from Chinese league

MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's agent says the Real Madrid star has been offered 'more than 100 million' euros per season to move to the Chinese Super League. But Ronaldo isn't going anywhere. Asked by Italy's Sky Sport about reports of a 300 million euro ($315 million) transfer offer to Madrid and a 100 million euro ($105 million) per season contract offer from an unspecified club, Jorge Mendes replied, 'It's normal. He's the best player in the world and the best of all time. More than 100.' Mendes adds, 'But Cristiano is happy at Real Madrid. China is a new market which could buy some players. But for Cristiano it's impossible. ... He's going to continue playing at Real Madrid. Money is not everything in life. Speaking at a soccer awards event in Dubai, Mendes did hint at a possible departure from Madrid for James Rodriguez but wouldn't say where the Colombia international might go: 'I'm not going to talk about squads. Let's see what happens.' On Thursday, Argentine striker Carlos Tevez signed to play for Shanghai Shenhua, becoming the latest in a procession of star players to join the Chinese Super League. Chinese clubs have spent heavily over the past year to attract mainly South American stars. Last week, Shenhua's city rival Shanghai SIPG sealed a deal with Oscar from Chelsea. Other stars to join Chinese clubs include the Brazilians Hulk, Ramires and Paulinho, Colombian striker Jackson Martinez and Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 30th, 2016

US approves $7B aircraft sales to Arab allies

US approves $7B aircraft sales to Arab allies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 9th, 2016

Globe signs P5-b loan deal with Union Bank

Globe signs P5-b loan deal with Union Bank.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 28th, 2016

Finance: Sun Life plans second infrastructure investment

LIFE INSURER Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. (Sun Life) is eyeing to make its second infrastructure investment via a placement in another power plant, with hopes of closing the deal as early as the first quarter of next year......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 27th, 2016

Security Bank holds no-deal roadshow

MANILA, Philippines - Security Bank went on a non-deal roadshow in the US last week to build a rapport with investors......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2016

PBA: Welcome home, James

While being traded to another team is part and parcel of a basketball player’s life, James Yap still felt shocked that the Star Hotshots shipped him to Rain or Shine for Paul Lee in a blockbuster deal last week......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 17th, 2016

DTI signs MSME deal with BPI Family Savings Bank

DTI signs MSME deal with BPI Family Savings Bank.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 17th, 2016

Banks ponder the meaning of life as Deutsche agonizes

It wasn't just Deutsche Bank that was grappling with big questions about the future at the International Monetary Fund meetings in Washington last week......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2016

How Piolo Pascual deals with scandalous rumors

For Piolo Pascual, rumors are just like the weekly Friday traffic—an inevitable part of life that you just have to learn to accept and deal with.  .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 4th, 2016

How Piolo Pascual deals with scadalous rumors

For Piolo Pascual, rumors are just like the weekly Friday traffic—an inevitable part of life that you just have to learn to accept and deal with.  .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 4th, 2016

Asian markets recover on waning Deutsche Bank concerns

HONG KONG: Asian markets rallied on Monday with financials up on easing fears about the future of German giant Deutsche Bank after a source said it was nearing a deal to slash a multi-billion-dollar US fine. Traders fled for cover last week, sending stock.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2016

Asian markets rally as Deutsche Bank fears recede

Asian markets rallied Monday with financials up on easing fears about the future of German giant Deutsche Bank after a source said it was nearing a deal to slash a multi-billion-dollar US fine......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2016

Japan approves $1.5b deal for new Tokyo Olympic stadium

Japan approves $1.5b deal for new Tokyo Olympic stadium.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 30th, 2016

Britain approves Hinkley Point nuclear deal

LONDON: Britain's government finally gave the green light to the controversial Chinese-backed Hinkley Point nuclear power plant Thursday—but with new conditions to address security concerns. China has a one-third stake in the Hinkley Point project,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 15th, 2016

Syria government 'approves' US-Russia truce deal – state media

Syria government 'approves' US-Russia truce deal – state media.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2016