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The game, the series, the season and perhaps Cleveland’s future were in jeopardy......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarApr 26th, 2018

China’s tech boom at risk over muddled tax hike proposals

THE venture capitalists of China are starting to get nervous. The post China’s tech boom at risk over muddled tax hike proposals appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – A supply ship towing a long floating boom designed to corral ocean plastic has set sail from San Francisco for a test run ahead of a trip to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The ambitious project by The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch non-profit group, hopes to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Alibaba s Jack Ma to step down as chairman in September 2019

Beijing -- Jack Ma, who founded e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and helped launch China's online retailing boom, announced Monday that he will step down as the company's chairman next Sept.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Manny Villar s fortune triples, climbs to 2nd spot in Forbes rich list

Real estate tycoon Manuel Villar is now the Philippines' second richest man after his wealth tripled over the past year, according to Forbes magazine’s 2018 ranking of the country’s 50 wealthiest people, amid a construction boom in the Philippines that has boosted the fortunes of the country’s business magnates......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

HSBC: Ownership caps holding back investments

The Philippines must address constitutionally-mandated ownership restrictions if it wants take advantage of an Asean foreign direct investments (FDI) boom, banking giant HSBC said. “Asean has seen a bounty of foreign direct investment in recent years, thanks in large part to the region’s tremendous economic potential,” it said in a recently released report. The 2008-2009 [...] The post HSBC: Ownership caps holding back investments appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

US OPEN 18: From Sloane & Serena to new roof, what to know

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A little more than a year ago, Sloane Stephens was ranked outside of the top 950 as she tried to work her way back toward the top of tennis after foot surgery. By the time the U.S. Open was over, she was a Grand Slam champion for the first time and soaring up the rankings. On Monday, the No. 3-seeded Stephens will begin the defense of a major title for the first time, facing 80th-ranked Evgeniya Rodina of Russia at the new Louis Armstrong Stadium. "Going back again and knowing that you held the trophy there once before is super-cool. I think that it'll be fun. There will be a lot of different pressure and a lot of excitement and a lot of stress," Stephens said. "Whether I lose first round or win the tournament again, I know I'm going to do my absolute best and that's all I can ask myself." Her success at Flushing Meadows in 2017 is emblematic of the wide-open nature of women's tennis ever since 23-time major champion Serena Williams left the tour for a hiatus while she was pregnant. At four of the past six majors, the titlist was a first-time Grand Slam champ: Jelena Ostapenko at the French Open and Stephens in New York in 2017; Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open and Simona Halep in Paris in 2018. Consistency at the majors hasn't exactly been that quartet's hallmark. Current No. 1 Halep lost in the first round at last year's U.S. Open and this year's Australian Open. Ostapenko did the same at Roland Garros this year. Wozniacki exited in the second round at two of the past four Slams. Stephens has been boom or bust lately, too, collecting a pair of runs to finals and a trio of opening-round defeats at the five major tournaments she's entered since the foot operation. "You can't let the lows get you too low," the 25-year-old American said, "and you can't let the highs get you too high." Here is what else to know before play starts on the blue hard courts of the year's last Grand Slam tournament: DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK Six-time champion Williams returns to the U.S. Open on Monday night in Arthur Ashe Stadium against 68th-ranked Magda Linette of Poland. Williams missed the tournament a year ago because she gave birth on Sept. 1. "I feel like everything is just different, in terms of: I'm living a different life. I'm playing the U.S. Open as a mom," Williams said. "It's just new and it's fresh." She is coming off a runner-up finish at Wimbledon but has lost three of her past four matches. Williams could face her older sister, Venus, in the third round. BIG 4 REUNION For the first time since Wimbledon in June 2017, a tournament will have the entire Big Four in the field: five-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer , defending champ Rafael Nadal , two-time winner Novak Djokovic and 2012 champion Andy Murray. They have won 49 of the past 54 Slam titles and the last three Olympic singles golds and have been ranked No. 1 every week for the last 14½ years. Djokovic — who could face Federer in the quarterfinals — and Murray sat out the U.S. Open last year because of injuries. Also back is 2016 champion Stan Wawrinka, who couldn't defend his title because of a bad knee. WHOSE TURN IS IT? It's been a question asked for years, yet it still remains without an answer: Which youngster will assert himself and break up the dominance at the top of men's tennis? Alexander Zverev, a 21-year-old German who recently began working with Ivan Lendl, hopes he'll be the one, but there is a crop of up-and-comers worth watching. A SECOND ROOF For so many years, and through so much rain, the U.S. Open operated without any possibility of playing despite bad weather, resulting in a series of Monday men's finals pushed back from Sunday. Now there are two retractable roofs: the one added to Arthur Ashe Stadium that's been in use for the past two years, and the one at the rebuilt 14,069-seat Armstrong arena, which will host night sessions, too. It's the culmination of a five-year, $600 million project that remade the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. SERVE CLOCKS Serve clocks make their debut in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, allowing everyone to see the countdown on courtside digital readouts as players get 25 seconds to start a point. Clocks also will time the 7-minute pre-match period, from the players' walk-on through the coin toss and the warmup. Also new at the 2018 U.S. Open: electronic line-calling on every court......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

US OPEN 18: Serena Williams makes her return to New York

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press Women to watch at the U.S. Open, where play begins Monday: ___ SIMONA HALEP Seeded: 1 Ranked: 1 Age: 26 Country: Romania 2018 Match Record: 46-8 2018 Singles Titles: 3 Career Singles Titles: 18 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 1 — French Open ('18) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-Lost in 1st Round, '16-QF, '15-SF, '14-3rd, '13-4th Aces: Won two hard-court titles this season. ... Claimed her first Grand Slam title at the French Open in June. ... Wins nearly half of all return games, WTA's best rate. Topspin: A year ago, exited in the first round against Maria Sharapova. This year, could face a Williams sister in the fourth round. ... If she's healthy, could make a deep run. ___ CAROLINE WOZNIACKI Seeded: 2 Ranked: 2 Age: 28 Country: Denmark 2018 Match Record: 32-12 2018 Singles Titles: 2 Career Singles Titles: 29 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 1 — Australian Open ('18) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-2nd, '16-SF, '15-2nd, '14-F, '13-3rd Aces: Third among active women with 21 career hard-court titles, trailing only the Williams sisters. ... Converts 52.1 percent of break-point chances, No. 2 on tour in 2018. Topspin: Loves that she no longer has to hear questions about why she hasn't won a major tournament. ... Her counter-punching clearly can succeed in New York, where she's twice reached the final. ___ SLOANE STEPHENS Seeded: 3 Ranked: 3 Age: 25 Country: United States 2018 Match Record: 27-13 2018 Singles Titles: 1 Career Singles Titles: 6 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 1 — U.S. Open ('17) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-Won Championship, '16-Did Not Play, '15-1st, '14-2nd, '13-4th Aces: First attempt to defend a Grand Slam title. ... Last year's triumph capped a comeback after foot surgery. Topspin: Boom-or-bust streak in Grand Slam tournaments continues: She has either reached the final (twice) or lost in the opening round (three times) at her past five majors. ___ ANGELIQUE KERBER Seeded: 4 Ranked: 4 Age: 30 Country: Germany 2018 Match Record: 40-14 2018 Singles Titles: 2 Career Singles Titles: 12 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 3 — U.S. Open ('16), Australian Open ('16), Wimbledon ('18) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-4th, '16-W, '15-3rd, '14-3rd, '13-4th Aces: Reached at least the fourth round at 12 of 14 tournaments she entered this year, the best rate among top-10 players. Topspin: Returned to the height of her powers with a Wimbledon title last month; one third of her career trophies came at majors. ___ MADISON KEYS Seeded: 14 Ranked: 14 Age: 23 Country: United States 2018 Match Record: 21-11 2018 Singles Titles: 0 Career Singles Titles: 3 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0 — Best: Runner-Up, U.S. Open ('17) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-Runner-Up, '16-4th, '15-4th, '14-2nd, '13-1st Aces: Winning 61.6 percent of service points this season, ranking third on tour. Topspin: Run to French Open semifinals showed overall development of her game. No reason she couldn't have another long stay in New York. ___ SERENA WILLIAMS Seeded: 17 Ranked: 26 Age: 36 Country: United States 2018 Match Record: 12-5 2018 Singles Titles: 0 Career Singles Titles: 72 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 23 — U.S. Open ('99, '02, '08, '12, '13, '14), Wimbledon ('02, '03, '09, '10, '12, '15, '16), Australian Open ('03, '05, '07, '09, '10, '15, '17), French Open ('02, '13, '15) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-DNP, '16-SF, '15-SF, '14-W, '13-W Aces: Trying to win her first U.S. Open title since claiming a third in a row in 2014. ... Missed the tournament last year because she gave birth on Sept. 1. Topspin: You've heard it here before and you'll hear it again: Never count out Williams, no matter what her form appears to be entering a tournament. ___ MARIA SHARAPOVA Seeded: 22 Ranked: 21 Age: 31 Country: Russia 2018 Match Record: 2018 Singles Titles: 0 Career Singles Titles: 36 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 5 — U.S. Open ('06), Wimbledon ('04), Australian Open ('08), French Open ('12, '14) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-4th, '16-DNP, '15-DNP, '14-4th, '13-DNP Aces: 11-0 in first-round matches at Flushing Meadows. ... Hasn't been past the fourth round since 2012; missed the U.S. Open three of the past five years. Topspin: Made Grand Slam return in New York in 2017 after absence of more than 1½ years because of a doping ban......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

Kpop group MOMOLAND Performs ‘Boom Boom’ in Manila – Manila Video

Kpop group MOMOLAND Performed ‘Boom Boom’ in Manila. Video courtesy: Audie Gemora source link: Kpop group MOMOLAND Performs ‘Boom Boom’ in Manila – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Teen pregnancy epidemic feeds Mozambique’s population boom

In the tiny maternity ward in Murrupelane, two 16-year-old mothers breast-feed their babies, both born that morning. Teen pregnancy epidemic feeds Mozambique’s population boom In the tiny maternity ward in Murrupelane, two 16-year-old mothers breast-feed their babies, both born that morning. Source link: Teen pregnancy epidemic feeds Mozambique’s population boom.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

SM Prime eyeing ‘main mall’ in Ecija’s ‘flood-free’ city

SAN Jose City -- Amid the construction boom here, SM Prime Holdings Inc., the operator of SM Group’s shopping malls, is reportedly planning putting up another branch in this city to become its so-called “main mall” in Central Luzon. This was revealed to the Journal Group by Mayor Mario “Kokoy”….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

Iloilo needs more taxi units

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE 2,000 taxi cabs in Iloilo City are not enough to serve increasing population, expanding municipalities, and economic boom. According to Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)-6 OIC-head Janet Solinap, 20 percent of taxi units in the city are not fully operational and are either under repair/maintenance or lack drivers. Association […] The post Iloilo needs more taxi units appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

Trump and CNN: A quarrel that s both good and bad

NEW YORK, USA – Donald Trump has been at frequent loggerheads with CNN since taking office, but their feud has become increasingly bitter as the channel's acerbic White House coverage fuels a boom in viewers. From reportedly raging that CNN was on the first lady's television set, to refusing to take ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Tourism boom benefits Belt and Road

Chef Mai Guangfan, third from right, from South China's Guangdong province, displayed his culinary skills at the cultural exchange activity under the theme, One Belt One Road, Chinese Meets Th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

Ruling from your home: Inside Australia’s micronations boom

Lounging on a sofa in his flowing robes, a gold crown resting on his snowy hair and a stuffed white toy tiger at his feet, Paul Delprat looks every bit a monarch. Delprat, 76, is the self-appointed Prince of the Principality of Wy, a micronation consisting of his home in the north Sydney suburb of Mosman. Micronations---entities that have proclaimed independence but are not recognized by governments---have been declared around the world. One of the latest is Asgardia, started by Russian scientist and businessman Igor Ashurbeyli, who in late June declared himself as the leader of the utopian "space nation". But the pseudo-states are particularly popular in Austra...Keep on reading: Ruling from your home: Inside Australia’s micronations boom.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

British energy giant BP bets on electric car boom

British energy major BP on Thursday bought the nation’s largest electric vehicle charging firm, as it bets on booming demand in the coming decades. The announcement mirrors similar moves by Anglo-Dutch rival Shell and France’s Total to expand into the charging of electric vehicles (EVs) which experts forecast will surge in popularity. “BP announced that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Consultancy says political risk a blot on PHL outlook

BIGGER tax collections and a local infrastructure boom can be expected to help sustain Philippine economic growth, Capital Economics said in a report on Tuesday, even as it warned that persistent political uncertainties could dampen investor appetite......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

New Zealand to tax tourists to fund infrastructure

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand announced plans Friday, June 15, to introduce a tourist tax and increase other fees for international visitors to fund infrastructure development in the face of a tourist boom. Tourism numbers in the country of 4.5 million have surged by nearly a third in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

For Tony Labrusca, it s disrespectful to call his biological father Dad

Tony Labrusca For young actor Tony Labrusca, the term 'dad' is something that should be earned and not used so casually. While Tony's biological dad is actor Anthony 'Boom'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Why entrepreneurs are choosing fintech over banks

The world is at the dawn of the ‘fintech’ boom. Hundreds of these firms are now thriving in the U.S. and U.K. where the world’s financial hubs are located. In developing economies, however, the boom is just about to happen, and being knowledgeable about how these companies serve consumers would be a great advantage. What [...] The post Why entrepreneurs are choosing fintech over banks appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

LOOK: Ruffa Gutierrez waxes nostalgic with throwback photo of her at 6 years old

The boom of the internet and social media upended the way people look at communication, but it also permeated into people's lifestyles and changed their concept of leisure and entertainment. These days, one would perhaps watch a series on Netflix or go on Twitter to while away the hours, but back when the internet has barely crawled out of its shell, one's source of amusement manifested in more elementary forms. Ruffa Gutierrez, now 43 years old, remembers a time when her life didn't revolve around social media. Gutierrez shared on Instagram last Friday, June 1, a throwback photo of her at six years, dangling upside down on a swing while cheekily smiling at the camera. "These days, ...Keep on reading: LOOK: Ruffa Gutierrez waxes nostalgic with throwback photo of her at 6 years old.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018