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Marvel icon Stan Lee in $1-B lawsuit against the company he started

LOS ANGELES — Comic books legend Stan Lee is suing the entertainment company he cofounded for damages topping $1 billion, accusing bosses of trying to steal his image, according to court documents filed Tuesday. The complaint, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court and published by several US entertainment media outlets, alleges that POW! Entertainment […] The post Marvel icon Stan Lee in $1-B lawsuit against the company he started appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMay 17th, 2018

Chai Fonacier says her ‘existential crisis’ now over

  Chai Fonacier sings and acts. Sometimes, she writes. She had worked as a radio DJ, as a communications trainer at a call center---"all sorts of stuff." And for a while, she jested, she felt like she was having an "existential crisis." But as more acting projects for film and television started to come, and as her performances started to get recognized, Chai can now say, without second thoughts, that she is an actor. "Back then, when people ask me what I do for a living, I would say that I work for this or that company, and do art on the side. But now I'm grateful that I can finally tell them that this is my profession," Chai told the Inquirer in a recent interview. ...Keep on reading: Chai Fonacier says her ‘existential crisis’ now over.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News12 hr. 59 min. ago

Barcelona jets in for a day to beat South African champs

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Andres Iniesta returned to the scene of his greatest triumph in his penultimate game for Barcelona as the Spanish champion beat South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 in a friendly in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Iniesta played the first 45 minutes at FNB Stadium, where he scored the goal that won Spain the World Cup in 2010. Ousmane Dembele, Luis Suarez and Andre Gomes scored for Barcelona against the South African league winner in a game that formed part of South Africa's celebrations to mark 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon who died in 2013. Lionel Messi didn't start but drew a roar from the crowd as big as any other on the night when he got up off the bench and started to warm up 20 minutes into the second half. He came on for the last 15 minutes, enough time for him to launch a stinging, long-range shot that goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene struggled to stop. It was a quick turnaround for the Barcelona squad, which arrived in South Africa on the morning of the match and was expected to head home again a couple of hours after the final whistle. Barcelona plays its last game of the Spanish season on Sunday against Real Sociedad, Iniesta's farewell after 22 years at the Catalan club. Dembele, Suarez and Gomes all took advantage of defensive errors, with Dembele curling a left-foot shot into net in the third minute and Suarez doubling the lead in the 18th minute. Gomes added the third in the 66th. Sibusiso Vilakazi scored Sundowns' goal late on but Barca was in cruise control. Barcelona fielded two completely different lineups in each half. Suarez, Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets played the first half. Gerard Pique and Philippe Coutinho were in the 11 for the second half and Messi joined the action near the end. Earlier, Messi and the rest of the squad drew hundreds of South Africans to OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg at 6 a.m. local time to see Barcelona arrive. Runway workers at South Africa's biggest airport temporarily abandoned their jobs to gather near the plane and cheer the team's arrival......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Your Moisturizer Is Selling You More than Just Hydration

Beauty is about fantasy. And Brandon Truaxe of Deciem, the company behind The Ordinary, Niod, and Hylamide is ripping that fantasy apart. At least, in an advertising and marketing sense. That's not a bad thing. It's something I wish more beauty brands would do. For Brandon, it started with a series of posts on Instagram featuring garbage dumps with captions that read like company memos. He promised that Deciem will be working towards plastic-free packaging for their brands. He addressed his suppliers by first name, apologizing for the business ties this decision has caused. There is a whole string of "drama" that followed including apologies for not being able to sell a new produc...Keep on reading: Your Moisturizer Is Selling You More than Just Hydration.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Hirna says no plans to enter Metro Manila

By Denise A. Valdez HIRNA Mobility Solutions, Inc. started offering transportation options last month when it was accredited by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) as a transport network company (TNC). But unlike most TNCs, it offers a solely taxi-based solution, because it believes fixing the public transport system is the real answer […] The post Hirna says no plans to enter Metro Manila appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Life begins at 40 : Judy Ann Santos celebrates 40th birthday

MANILA, Philippines – Judy Ann Santos turned 40 on Friday, May 11, and the screen icon celebrated her birthday in an epic way. The actress shared details of the festivities in a 2-part Instagram post. She said the night started out with a dinner at Bruce Ricketts' Mecha Uma, and was followed by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

Boracay Water completes sewage treatment plant diversion

BORACAY ISLAND Water Company, Inc. (Boracay Water) said it has completed the sewage diversion flow system from its Balabag Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) to the Manocmanoc STP, allowing more establishments and households in the Balabag area to connect to the company’s sewer network. In a statement, the firm said the flow diversion project started in […] The post Boracay Water completes sewage treatment plant diversion appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

How a trader from Hamburg started his business in the Philippines

By Denise A. Valdez FOR someone hailing from a trading powerhouse such as Germany, starting a trading company in the Philippines during the 1970s may sound preposterous. The Philippine economy at that time was on a decline. But German trader Horst Kessler von Sprengeisen chose to invest in the country. “[The Philippines] was always at […] The post How a trader from Hamburg started his business in the Philippines appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

‘Curious’ Cimatu barred from entering Boracay casino site

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan --- Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Friday visited the site of a proposed mega-casino by a Macau-based company on this island, but he was barred entry by the guards there. "Nakita ko lang naman for the sake of curiosity, just in case may matangap akong mga request later on. Wala pa naman. Merong matangap na they have plans of building. Wala pa naman akong natanggap," Cimatu told INQUIRER.net in an interview. Cimatu was here to oversee the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) projects and activities as part of the interagency task force to rehabilitate Boracay. Boracay's six-month clean up shutdown started on April 26. "I went ar...Keep on reading: ‘Curious’ Cimatu barred from entering Boracay casino site.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

Nicklaus cautions from experience against a Masters letdown

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press Tiger Woods built his comeback around the Masters, as was the case even in healthier years. He took a step back at Augusta National, not breaking par until the final round and finishing 16 shots behind Patrick Reed, the most he has trailed the Masters winner. Woods wasn't alone in his disappointment. Jordan Spieth geared his early part of the year toward being ready for the Masters, the major he says he most wants to win. He had a two-shot lead after the first round, and rounds of 74-71 meant even that closing 64 wasn't enough. Phil Mickelson took himself out of the hunt with a 79 in the second round. Jack Nicklaus can understand how they feel, and his message for anyone who puts so much emphasis on a green jacket is that the show goes on. "I had to learn that there were other tournaments in the country after Augusta," Nicklaus said at the Masters after hitting the ceremonial first tee shot. "I played Augusta a lot of times and lost. I won in '63, '65 and '66, and I just expected to win every year. I thought I would just continue to do that." Nicklaus missed the cut in 1967. He says that started a three-year trend in which it took him longer than it should have to get over not winning the Masters. "That was a humbling experience to miss the cut after you've won it twice in a row," he said. "But then the next couple of years, I think that it probably destroyed the rest of my year. Because I was so disappointed at not winning at Augusta that I had a downer most of the year." There's some truth to that. He didn't go more than two tournaments before winning again after the 1963, 1964 and 1965 Masters. After he repeated at Augusta in 1966, he ran off five consecutive top fives before winning the British Open at Muirfield to complete the career Grand Slam. But after missing the cut in 1967, he went five tournaments without winning and had one stretch of 10 straight rounds in which he failed to break 70. The following year when he tied for fifth at the Masters, Nicklaus didn't win again until the Western Open the first weekend in August. And after a tie for 23rd in the 1969 Masters, he didn't win again until the Sahara Invitational in October. "I put such a buildup to this tournament and the importance of winning that first major that it was to my detriment more times than a positive," he said. Nicklaus figured it out. Over the next four years, he never went more than three events after the Masters before winning again. Twice, in 1971 and 1973, he won in his next start after failing to win the Masters. CURTIS CUP Four years after Lucy Li qualified for the U.S. Women's Open at age 11, the Californian is headed to her first Curtis Cup. Li was among eight women selected for the June 8-10 matches against amateurs from Britain and Ireland at Quaker Ridge in New York. Li is the first 15-year-old to make the American team since Lexi Thompson in 2010. The other Americans selected for the team are UCLA star Lilia Vu, Andrea Lee, Jennifer Kupcho, Kristen Gillman, U.S. Women's Amateur champion Sophia Schubert, Lauren Stephenson and Mariel Galdiano. Lee and Galdiano played in the most recent Curtis Cup, which Britain & Ireland won in Ireland. AS THE WORLD TURNS For the second time since the World Golf Championships began in 1999, the PGA Tour is converting one of its regular tournaments into one of the four WGCs with a big purse ($10 million this year) and a limited field with no cut. Doral had been longest-running PGA Tour event on the Florida Swing until it morphed into the WGC-CA Championship in 2007. Now it's happening in Memphis, Tennessee. Bridgestone chose not to renew its increasingly expensive title sponsorship of the WGC at Firestone, which had hosted an elite event since 1976. Starting next year, the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational will move to the TPC Southwind in Memphis. That will assure the strongest field for Memphis, which dates to 1958. But much like Doral in 2007, it becomes off-limits to PGA Tour regulars. Based on this week's world ranking, only 16 players in the field for the St. Jude Classic last year would be eligible at a World Golf Championship. BALANCE AT THE TOP Each generation believes it had stronger and deeper competition, though there at least appears to be more balance. Perhaps one way to measure that is through Tiger Woods. When he won the 2008 U.S. Open for his 14th major, only seven other players in the top 20 in the world ranking had combined for 13 majors. Phil Mickelson (No. 2), Ernie Els (No. 5) and Vijay Singh (No. 9), each had three majors. Geoff Ogilvy (No. 4), Jim Furyk (No. 10), Padraig Harrington (No. 13) and Trevor Immelman (No. 15) each had one. Just like then, four of the top five in the world have won majors (all but 23-year-old Jon Rahm). However, 12 of the top 20 in the world from this week's rankings have won majors. The top 20 includes Mickelson (now with five majors), Rory McIlroy (four majors), Jordan Spieth (three majors) and Bubba Watson (two majors). Eight other players have won at least one major. It's certainly younger at the top. Woods was 32 when he won his last major, and only three players from the top 10 were in their 20s — Scott, Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose. This week, seven of the top 10 in the world are in their 20s. MANAGEMENT MOVES Jordan Spieth's manager has come full circle and is returning to IMG, and Jay Danzi is bringing his top client with him. Danzi has become a partner with California-based William Morris Endeavor, which owns IMG. Included in the move is Jordan Lewites, who was handling much of Spieth's day-to-day operations, and Laura Moses, who heads up Spieth's foundation. Spieth will be represented by WME and IMG. "Jordan is a world-class talent, and we're excited to welcome him to the family," said Patrick Whitesell, executive chairman of Endeavor. "When you look at what he and Jay have already accomplished and consider WME and IMG's ability to amplify Jordan's reach across entertainment and sports, the possibilities are endless." Danzi previously worked for IMG as global head of recruiting for its golf business. He left the Cleveland-based agency for Wasserman, and then started his own company (Forefront Sports Group) when he signed Spieth. The centerpiece of getting Spieth was a bold endorsement with Under Armour. Lagardere bought Forefront in 2013. Along with managing the three-time major champion, Danzi was in charge of Lagardere's brand consulting, sales and golf consulting groups. He left Lagardere last month. DIVOTS Ted Potter Jr. tied for 16th in the RBC Heritage, notable because he had missed his last five cuts dating to his victory in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. ... Satoshi Kodaira was the first player without PGA Tour status to win a regular PGA Tour event since Arjun Atwal at the Wyndham Championship in 2010. ... Cameron Smith, a 24-year-old from Australia, tied for 32nd at Hilton Head last week and moved past Jack Nicklaus on the PGA Tour career money list. ... Bryson DeChambeau moved into the top 50 in the world ranking for the first time, at No. 48. ... With his tie for fifth in the Masters, Bubba Watson became the 16th player to surpass $40 million in career earnings on the PGA Tour. STAT OF THE WEEK Rickie Fowler has been in the top 10 on the leaderboard in 20 out of the 32 rounds he has played this season. FINAL WORD "I will probably not wear it every day. But it is special." — Satoshi Kodaira on the tartan jacket he received for winning at Harbour Town......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Engineering experiences

FOOD IN a theater is always forbidden, but food and theater can go together in TAXI (theater, applied, experiential, immersive) Theater, a performance art company whose goal is to engage all the audiences’ senses into the entire narrative. Started in 2016, TAXI was founded by Eric Villanueva dela Cruz, who is a faculty member of […] The post Engineering experiences appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

IMG_0912 – Manila Picture

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Facebook’s data crackdown has two winners: Facebook and Google

Facebook Inc. is putting tighter controls on data flowing through its giant social network in response to the worst privacy crisis in its history. Rather than hurt the company, this will ultimately give Facebook and rival Google more power over a digital advertising market they already dominate, industry executives and analysts say. The crackdown started […] The post Facebook’s data crackdown has two winners: Facebook and Google appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Philippine Opera Company to hold summer workshop on singing, performing arts

Opera Haus, the home of the Philippine Opera Company (POC) on Bautista Street, Makati City, is a small world all its own. Its features include a reception area, a black box theater, a rooftop which can be rented out for events, a caf and a small kitchen where artists can bond, bring food ingredients, cook and share this with other artists. There are one-on-one sessions for voice, piano and guitar, a regular season which has started with a Young Artists Series concert at the lobby of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and, come April, the "Music & Movements" POC Summer Workshop. This begins on April 16 and will last for a month, three times a week. The ensemble works...Keep on reading: Philippine Opera Company to hold summer workshop on singing, performing arts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

Who else is liable for unpaid wages?

Google and Urpantech settled employee lawsuit over nonpayment of overtime. What happens when your employer faces difficulties paying a significant claim for wages? Information regarding the identity of the various "employers" becomes important when employees have serious claims for unpaid wages or wrongful termination. Sometimes a smaller company may not have the financial resources to compensate employees who suffered damages. If more than one company is involved in the employment relationship, several legal theories can be pursued to recover payment of wages. Other companies may be joint employers, depending on the extent of control that one has over the other. They may a...Keep on reading: Who else is liable for unpaid wages?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 30th, 2018

Brazil judge orders Facebook to remove fake news on slain councilwoman

  RIO DE JANEIRO --- A Brazilian judge has given Facebook 24 hours to remove fake news posts about a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman, who was slain earlier this month.   Judge Jorge Jansen Counago Novelle ordered the removal of "false information with criminal content on councilwoman Marielle Franco, whose memory cannot be disrespected."   Cesar Bianconi, Facebook's spokesman in Brazil, said the company would comply with the judge's order.   After gunmen killed Franco, fake news reports started appearing on Facebook saying she was connected to drug traffickers operating in the slums of Rio.   Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes, ...Keep on reading: Brazil judge orders Facebook to remove fake news on slain councilwoman.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

Steven Spielberg is ‘Stayin Alive’

  LOS ANGELES --- Steven Spielberg is a living legend in the Hollywood film industry, one of the most culturally dominant industries in the world.   However, if you don't focus on his name, or his company, or his latest award that is called "Legend of Our Lifetime" from U.K. film magazine Empire' "Empire Awards," he is a comfortably dressed film director with a family.   "I've been doing it from when I was 12 years old, 11 years old, I started taking 8 mm movies of my family on camping trips when I was a kid growing up in Arizona," Spielberg recalled.   You could tell that he earned his way from Cal State University Long Beach to Hollywood bec...Keep on reading: Steven Spielberg is ‘Stayin Alive’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Dashboard (03/14/18)

Xpander bookings to come with GoPro MITSUBISHI Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC), which on March 1 launched the Mitsubishi Xpander, announced it has started accepting reservations for the new model. The company said it is giving customers who place reservations within this month GoPro Hero5 Black cameras, which they will receive together with the delivery of […] The post Dashboard (03/14/18) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018