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Rowena Dumlao-Giardina tells her story through beautiful food and photos.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnJan 11th, 2018

FOCUS | Data science is the ‘future’ of policy making in PH – Pinay who figured in Singapore’s success

Implementing policies and strategies based on intuition alone, especially when wrong, can be expensive, time-consuming and sometimes catastrophic, thus the pressing need for data-driven modes of decision-making in all sectors......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

Vettel puts Singapore crash behind him to focus on Malaysia

em>By Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press /em> SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Sebastian Vettel is wasting no energy in his title fight with Lewis Hamilton. After blowing pole position by causing a crash at the Singapore GP two weeks ago, the Ferrari driver threw away a golden chance to regain the championship lead from Lewis Hamilton. It put him 28 points behind Hamilton with six races to go, starting with this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix. But speaking on Thursday, Vettel said he has already cast it from his mind. 'I'm not too fussed about the amount of points. It doesn't change anything for how we tackle the last races,' Vettel said. 'It's part of racing. Not much point looking at it over and over again, your energy is best spent looking forward.' Vettel said he 'moved on' within two days of the incident. However, he does concede that the last two races in Italy — where he finished third — and Singapore were below par for a team of Ferrari's high standards. 'If you look at the last two races, we're not happy and we're not proud of them,' said Vettel, who has won four times in Malaysia. Mercedes has the upper hand and Vettel's margin for error is increasingly small. He can ill afford another blip in Malaysia, where the intense heat and stifling humidity make it one of Formula One's toughest races. Singapore offered some respite, since it was a night race, but this one is raced in afternoon heat with 80 percent humidity. Cockpit temperatures reach around 50 Celsius (120 Fahrenheit). 'It's like being in a sauna. We have all of our gear on and the car is hot as well,' Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas said. 'The seat itself is warm, and then we're surrounded in the cockpit by the electrical boxes.' Drivers can expect to shed 5 percent of their body weight in fluid loss. 'Fatigue sets in,' Bottas added. 'It's more difficult to be consistent and, in the very worst cases, you can develop cramps or even problems with your vision.' The undulating 5.5-kilometer (3.4-mile) track — a mixture of long straights and quick, sweeping corners — is also one of the most challenging, and enjoyable, for drivers. Many are sad that the Sepang International circuit is hosting its final race. 'They are taking away the toughest, if not the toughest race of the season,' Hamilton said. 'It is sad to think this is our last race at Sepang.' Neither Vettel nor Hamilton have fond memories of last year, however, with both failing to finish the race as Red Bull clinched a 1-2 with Ricciardo holding off Max Verstappen. Vettel could use a helping hand from Red Bull now. Red Bull has been improving in recent weeks and looked strong in Singapore qualifying, placing both cars ahead of Hamilton and Bottas. Ricciardo appears particularly strong, with his second-place finish in Singapore earning him a seventh podium position in the past 10 races. Without a troublesome gearbox, the Australian might even have challenged for the win. On a track that suits Red Bull well, a similar grid position on Sunday would be ideal for Vettel — providing he can avoid crashing again. That Vettel finds himself in a chess-like scenario is much of his own making, and he must still be waking up at night with cold sweats thinking of Singapore. He made a sloppy error of judgment heading into Turn 1, taking out his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen and Verstappen — both of whom could realistically have denied Hamilton a podium finish and crucial points. Understandably, given that it has not won a driver's championship since Raikkonen's title in 2007, Ferrari was not impressed. Although Vettel deserves huge credit for turning the Prancing Horse into a contender again, he owes them a big performance here, and Hamilton is bracing himself for a strong response. 'Greats generally bounce back, so I have to anticipate this weekend he'll bounce back,' Hamilton said. 'He's a four-time world champion.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 29th, 2017

Feds plan to make tobacco less attractive smokers

Cigarettes would contain less addictive nicotine, making them less attractive to smokers, under an "unprecedented" plan of the Food and Drug Administration. Stripping cigarettes of all or most of their addictive power could lead 5 million adults to quit smoking within a year of the plan going into place and another 8 million to quit within five years, according to an analysis published in The New England Journal of Medicine. By 2100, the plan would prevent 33 million people who are now children or young adults from ever taking up tobacco, saving 8 million lives. Non-addictive The idea of reducing nicotine to non-addictive or "minimally addictive" levels is the "cornerston...Keep on reading: Feds plan to make tobacco less attractive smokers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News43 min. ago

Mindanao peanut suppliers making inroads with food companies against imports

DAVAO CITY — Two food companies — Peanut Kisses from Bohol and Cheding’s Peanuts of Iligan City — are considering sourcing raw peanuts from Mindanao growers to replace imports. “Peanut Kisses, based on our initial talks, have 90% of their inputs come from outside of the country… they have a very low supply of peanuts […] The post Mindanao peanut suppliers making inroads with food companies against imports appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News22 hr. 55 min. ago

Alas, NLEX ready for 'chess match' vs. Magnolia

NLEX's dream playoff run continues. Following a 91-79 victory over Magnolia in Game 4 of their semis series, the Road Warriors have tied the best-of-7 at two games apiece. More importantly, NLEX is halfway to making its first-ever PBA Finals appearance. Reduced to a best-of-3 affair, this showdown shifts into higher gear. "Game 5, syempre who wins that game one game away na lang from the Finals. We know the importance of that naman. Siguro, we have to go into practice... kumbaga chess match na to eh," guard Kevin Alas said. "Ako personally, I hoping na we're gonna make history. But it has to start in practice tomorrow. Malaking bagay yun eh. Pag nagpa-practice kami ng maganda, nae-execute namin yung game plan sa practice, nata-translate sa game," he added. After taking a 1-0 lead, the Road Warriors want another shot at getting ahead in this series. However, it's going to take a huge amount of focus and mental toughness for the rather young NLEX crew to pull through. "Siguro it's a matter of giving your 100 percent kasi sometimes going into the game, akala namin, we're feeling good about ourselves eh," Alas said. "Magandang wake up call samin yung back-to-back losses namin [in Games 2 and 3]," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Problem-Solving Skills of Wild Birds Linked with Human Intelligence Genes: Study

A Canadian team found several brain genes that make wild birds cleverer than others at foraging for food are linked with those making humans intelligent, which provides an insight into the evolutionary mechanisms affecting cognitive traits in a range of animals. In the paper published on Wednesday in Science Advances, researchers caught bullfinches and their […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Batad’s ‘pinayt,’ ‘inasinan,’ ‘alamang’–‘bagoong’ gets spotlight in Doreen Gamboa Fernandez Food Writing Award for 2017

  Is this the Bagoong of the Mountains?" That title was certainly enough to make the judges curious, but the writing also turned out to be more than enough to bag first place for essay in the Doreen Gamboa Fernandez Food Writing Award (DGF) for 2017. Raymond Macapagal, assistant professor at the Center for International Studies at the University of the Philippines Diliman, wrote about pinayt. It's bagoong made of pork which goes through the same process as the usual seafood bagoong---salting then fermentation. He wrote how "Perlito I. Ibarra and his colleagues at the University of the Philippines in Los Baos successfully made bagoong, and its customary liquid byproduct ...Keep on reading: Batad’s ‘pinayt,’ ‘inasinan,’ ‘alamang’–‘bagoong’ gets spotlight in Doreen Gamboa Fernandez Food Writing Award for 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

June Mar leaves no room for SMB upset after dominant performance

Despite the top-seeded Beermen having a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals, it was imperative for the three-time defending champion Beermen to move on in the playoffs after just one game. If not, the San Miguel was looking at a do-or-die game against TNT. And that's not an ideal situation for any team. June Mar Fajardo made sure the champs avoided that situation. The reigning four-time league MVP went off against the KaTropa on Tuesday, making 15 out of 19 shots to finish with a game-high 35 points in the quarterfinal win. He also had 11 rebounds for good measure. "Kailangan naming manalo eh," Fajardo said. "Pag natalo kami, parang medyo mahihirapan kami kasi mapupunta yung momentum sa kabila," he added. As the Beermen made an effort to dump the ball to him down low, Fajardo made sure to make the most out of his opportunities. After June Mar did just that, things opened up for the rest of the team. Marcio Lassiter finished with 20 points, 10 in the third, while Arwind Santos scored 15, 10 in the fourth. "Binibigyan nila ako ng bola eh. Kailangan kong maka-score sa ilalim para lumuwag yung depensa ng kalaban sa itaas," he said. "Yun ang nagawa namin. Ang daming na-shoot na tres ni Arwind kasi lagi syang iniiwan ng depensa," Fajardo added. Making it to another semifinal appearance, the focus for the champs now is to get some rest as they wait for either Ginebra or Rain or Shine. "Kailangan lang namin magpahinga, gamitin ng maayos yung pahinga, at maging ready sa semis kasi di talaga madali yun, mapa-Ginebra o Rain or Shine," Fajardo said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

Food writing legend Paula Wolfert wins lifetime achievement award

Five-time James Beard award-winning cookbook author Paula Wolfert has now been named the recipient of the James Beard lifetime achievement award 2018. Best known for championing the benefits of Mediterranean cooking and her love of Moroccan cuisine, Wolfert has authored eight cookbooks, many of which have gone on to win several major writing awards. Wolfert's love affair with Mediterranean cuisine began after moving to Tangiers in 1959. From there, her cookbooks would become America's first reference guides for Moroccan cooking. Her first book, "Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco" was published in 1973, long before tagine became a food trend. The book would go on t...Keep on reading: Food writing legend Paula Wolfert wins lifetime achievement award.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

There s food Martinez will not eat for a while after nose bleed in the Olympics

Turns out there was a specific reason for Michael Martinez's episode of nose bleeding in his stint at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. After his routine in PyeongChang, Martinez suffered from severe nose bleeding. It wasn't because he got injured from his routine, it was just the after effects of all the stress and weight cuts he had to do prior to the competition. "I actually had a very bad nose bleed, I went to the doctors and they told me 'you know what it's because of the switch of the diet and the stress that you put it,'" Martinez said. "It was very difficult," the two-time Olympian added. Martinez was a late addition to the Winter Olympics being given a wildcard berth after Sweden's representative withdrew in January. The 21-year-old figure skater also ventured into bodybuilding following his first Olympic stint in Sochi four years ago and while that helped him with his career in some ways, it also forced him to cut his weight in order to reach optimum condition for South Korea. During the most stressful time of his weight cut, Martinez said he didn't really eat breakfast and only had what was basically a combination of salmon, some meats, and some vegetables for lunch and dinner. Oh and a little bit of bread too. Obviously, that took its toll on his body. "Everyday. At the end of the competition I was just like 'yeah I can't eat this,'" he said. But still, bodybuilding helped Martinez with his performances. All that muscle he packed was beneficial in him being stronger for his projections. However, the focus now for the Fil-Japanese skater is to take a break first. Returning to the country this week, representing a tropical country like the Philippines in the Winter Olympics is enough for Martinez. "Competing at that level of the Winter Olympics, in the company of world-class figure skating talents, and performing in front of the world, is already a reward," he said. "I am honored to have represented the country in that tournament and hope I have become an inspiration to the next generation of ice athletes," Martinez added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

Italian insurer Generali refocuses on lucrative PH market

MANILA, Philippines – Global insurance giant Generali Group has reemerged to focus on potentially lucrative gaps in the Philippine insurance market. The Italy-based group had a 17-year partnership with Henry Sy-led BDO Unibank Incorporated  which ended in 2016 when the country's largest bank bought out its share of the joint venture. "BDO ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

Crown making with HNU

(This essay got first prize in the HNU Days Essay Writing Contest, employees, and alumni category. The author is an adjunct professor of HNU in Bohol.) “I CAN see in your CV that you belong to a Full Gospel Christian church—a non-Catholic. How can you fulfill the requirement of Holy Name University (HNU) which is […] The post Crown making with HNU appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

Italy’s country doctor making house calls on horseback

  Through vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see and shrouded in fog, the thud of hooves pounding the loose earth grows louder. A man on horseback gallops into view. It could be a scene from a 19th century literary classic, but in the hills of Italy's northern Piedmont region Roberto Anfosso is just commuting to work. For the last 10 years, the slight 63-year-old doctor, with white hair, glasses and a neat moustache, has been making his house calls to patients on horseback. The rural region of Verduno, known for its wine and hazelnuts, has an ageing population. "This is one of the pockets of Italy with the longest life expectancy. The patients I visit a...Keep on reading: Italy’s country doctor making house calls on horseback.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

UAAP Volleyball: Pons: Our team still lacks right decision-making

The FEU Lady Tamaraws played three games thus far in the UAAP Season 80 women's volleyball tournament.  So far, they all played five-setters. In their five-setter against the De La Salle Lady Spikers, FEU came up short for the second straight game, and team captain Bernadeth Pons still rues that her team lacks in right decision-making, reiterating her coach George Pascua's sentiments, who said almost the same thing in an interview earlier. 'Siguro kulang 'yung decision-making rin namin, especially pagdating palagi ng fifth set kasi 15 points lang so laging konting focus lang, yung decision-making namin, hindi pa kami ganoon ka-mentally tough pagdating sa fifth set," Pons said after the game. Just like Pascua, Pons is not frustrated on the sets setters Gel Cayuna and Kyle Negrito had been giving, instead putting the blame on herself for not correctly converting the chances given to her in the game. "Frustrated, oo, kasi 'di namin nakuha [ang puntos], pero sa mga sets naman, kahit ano na set, mapaganda or pangit, basta pag na-set na yan, kailangan magawan ng paraan, as a spiker." The hitter added that she does not blame the sets given to her, and mentioned that it is her job to attack correctly, in any form the ball be directed to her. "Hindi ko siya puwede isisi sa setter kasi na-set na yun eh. Kailangan gagawan ko siya ng paraan pero hindi ko nagawa. So yun rin yung isa sa mga naging kulang ko kanina." Pons, who finished with a game-high 21 points lamented that the team could use a more balanced scoring output, so that the team will benefit more. "Sabi ko nga sa amin noon, noong nag-meeting kami noong last na hindi ko naman kailangan pumuntos ng sobrang dami, kailangan na pumuntos ng sobrang dami ni Chin [Basas], kung puwede tig-sampu lang kami, mas madali, mas maganda, kasi lahat nag-cocontribute." Though FEU had already faced such tough games, the 21-year old mentioned that the experience will benefit the team more than harm, since they experience the same intensity in practice. What is the difference, however, is the execution of set plays in crunch time, which the Lady Tamaraws had come up short for the second straight game. "Kailangan kung kukunin lang rin namin, kukunin na talaga namin yung mismong laro na kasi sayang lang rin yung dalawang set na kinuha namin, tapos talo rin pala sa dulo," the skipper said. "So, kailangan yung decision-making namin, parang isang click, alam mo agad yung gagawin mo kasi pagdating sa fifth set kailangan yung player mo mentally tough na so hindi puwede power ng power, at ang sabi ni coach na pagdating sa fifth set, pagod na. Parehas kayong pagod na. Kailangan, yung decision-making yung pinaka-importante. " -- Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Philippines’ Jollibee raises stake in U.S. based Smashburger Master

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp said it would pay $100 million for a 45 percent stake in Smashburger Master, making it the majority owner ofThe post Philippines’ Jollibee raises stake in U.S. based Smashburger Master appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Sony apologizes to parents over ‘Peter Rabbit’ food allergy scene

Sony Pictures is under fire for a scene in its new "Peter Rabbit" film, which critics say trivializes food allergies when a herd of rambunctious bunnies weaponize blackberries to gang up on their human nemesis. The controversial sequence shows rabbits attacking the movie's villain, human character Tom McGregor, with the fruits, to which he is allergic. After a berry flies into his mouth, the character attempts to inject himself with an EpiPen -- but has anaphylaxis and crumples to the ground. In an open letter to Sony, the Kids with Food Allergies charity admonished the film's "cavalier attitude" towards allergic reactions, saying "making light of this condition hu...Keep on reading: Sony apologizes to parents over ‘Peter Rabbit’ food allergy scene.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

British director-producer to hold filmmaking lectures at DLS-CSB

With over 30 years experience making films both as director and producer, Craig Lines packs credibility to teach techniques and methods in filmmaking, demonstrate a basic understanding of audio-visual equipment and post-production software. Specializing in drama, and writing, producing and directing documentaries, entertainment and short films, Lines has worked as producer and director for British [...] The post British director-producer to hold filmmaking lectures at DLS-CSB appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

Sharon happy over making peace with Gabby, her ‘original prince charming’

Megastar Sharon Cuneta has been paired with so many leading men, but her most unforgettable and inarguably most phenomenal team-up was that with her first on-screen partner Gabby Concepcion, whom she would later marry and then divorce. Their relationship, which started back when they filmed their first movie "Dear Heart," was been followed by an entire nation. Even after their last on-screen union in 1992 for the movie "Tayong Dalawa," their story has always held a huge place in the hearts of their fans. The enthusiasm for their teamup has been reignited with their recent appearance together in a fast food chain commercial. Scanning through Sharon and Gabby's social media ac...Keep on reading: Sharon happy over making peace with Gabby, her ‘original prince charming’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

After Dengvaxia mess, Duque wants more independence for FDA, RITM

MANILA, Philippines – If Health Secretary Francisco Duque III had his way, he would prefer the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be a body separate from the Department of Health (DOH). He would also want legislators to draft a law making the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

FOCUS | Data science is the ‘future’ of policy making in PH, says AIM exec

Implementing policies and strategies based on intuition alone, especially when wrong, can be expensive, time-consuming and sometimes catastrophic, thus the pressing need for data-driven modes of decision-making in all sectors......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018