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No letup and new dangers

The market ended in the red again last week – as if there was no letup to let it break out from 8,000 points on the benchmark index – when it closed at 7,899.98, with a weekly loss of 45.68 points or 0.57 percent. Foreign investors largely dictated the direction of trading as they continued [...] The post No letup and new dangers appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netApr 16th, 2018

Takeover tools threaten banks without letup

Worldwide malicious login attempts are on the rise. According to the Akamai 2018 State of the Internet/Security Credential Stuffing Attacks report, approximately 3.2 billion malicious logins per month have been detected in the first four months this year and over 8.3 billion malicious login attempts from bots in May and June 2018 — a monthly average increase […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News12 hr. 37 min. ago

E-Cigarettes Not Scientifically Proven Safe: ASEAN Alliance

An alliance promoting tobacco control said the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) is not scientifically proven to be less harmful than smoking regular cigarettes. “The fact that it is said less harmful proves that it is still harmful, posing dangers on health. It has not been scientifically proven (to be a) healthy alternative to cigarettes,” […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Kuya J chain sees no letup in expansion

Fast-growing Filipino restaurant chain 'Kuya J' expects to double its branch network to around 200 by 2020 as it opened the business to franchising via an innovative scheme that comes wit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Florence unloading epic amounts of rainfall in North Carolina

WILMINGTON, United States – The governor of North Carolina on Saturday, September 15 warned residents displaced by a killer storm against returning home because of the dangers posed by rising floodwaters. "Know that water is rising fast everywhere, even in places that don't typically flood," said Governor Roy Cooper. "This system is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

‘Kuya J’ chain sees no letup in expansion

Fast-growing Filipino restaurant chain "Kuya J" expects to double its branch network to around 200 by 2020 as it opened the business to franchising via an innovative scheme that comes with in-house financing. Kuya J, which now has 106 branches, is the flagship brand under restaurant Kuya J Group Holdings Inc., which also owns and operates Isla Sugbu Seafood City, Tsay Cheng Chinese, Majestic and Grand Convention Centre of Cebu. Most recently, it signed a deal to be the Philippine master franchise holder of American fast-food chain Popeyes. The Kuya J brand alone has expanded by 100 stores in less than three years since the group of businessmen Lowell Yu and Winglip Chang took over ...Keep on reading: ‘Kuya J’ chain sees no letup in expansion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Weekly Reflections: Ways of being Church

We are in deep crisis politically, economically, and even culturally or spiritually. Our President is contemplating to resign due to endemic corruption in the government bureaucracy. Our economy is also getting worse as prices of basic commodities are going up uncontrolled, while thousands of our people continue to brave the dangers of distant lands in search of much needed dollars to keep their bodies and souls and families alive......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

El Tigre maul Strikers; Warriors repel Sharks in MPBL

Mandaluyong El Tigre attacked without letup and forced the Bacoor Strikers to surrender, 83-61, Thursday night in the Maharlika Pilipinas Baskteball League Datu Cup......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

PDEA warns of dangers of Ecstasy drug, now in Davao City

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) XI head disclosed to the public that they are closely monitoring a suspect over the entry of party drugs called ‘ecstasy’ here targeting students as its market......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Game-changing imports who raised the bar in the PBA

Imports are considered not only crowd drawers that invite national attention to the PBA. They are also game changers who raised the bar of play in the pioneering Asian pro cage league, with their incredible skills, breathtaking court wizardry, huge scoring might, and of course fantastic flights of fancy. Through the years, we’ve anticipated only the best from them, and definitely there are a few of them who really made their mark with their names etched in the annals of the league. One of them is Ginebra import Justin Brownlee, who bagged the PBA Best Import Award recently. Not flashy or flamboyant, Brownlee just gets the job done, leading Ginebra to the 2016 and 2017 Governors Cup, and just recently the 2018 Commissioners Cup. Aside from Brownlee, who were the other imports in PBA history that made a huge impact in the league and in the consciousness of this basketball-crazy nation? Here are some of the greatest imports ever to play in the country. 1. Cyrus Mann Cyrus Mann is remembered as one of the first prolific imports that played in the PBA, donning the Crispa Redmanizers jersey during its Grand Slam year in 1976 up to 1979. He provided that imposing presence in the paint with his 6’10” frame and was a monster off the boards, including those killer moves in the paint scoring at will against opponents. 2. Byron “Snake” Jones Memorable for his versatility and workhorse attitude, Byron “Snake” Jones was a journeyman, playing for three different teams in the PBA and leading two of them to championships. He played for the Toyota Comets in the PBA’s maiden season and won the First and Second Conference crowns and then went on to play for the U-Tex Wranglers and help them in bagging their first-ever title in the PBA Open Conference in 1978. He would then end his PBA journey with the Crispa Redmanizers in 1981. 3. Andy Fields Considered the first “resident import” in the league, Andy Fields has been called back frequently to play for his lone PBA team Toyota in his entire stint in the PBA. A feared shotblocker, midrange shooter, and rebounder, Fields led Toyota to three PBA championships, including the 1979 Invitationals, 1981 and 1982 Open Conference titles. 4. Norman Black Norman Black is simply called the import that gives his all in each game, one who was frequently labeled as “Mr. 100%.” He started his PBA career with the Teflin Polyesters in 1981, then began his connection with the San Miguel franchise in 1982 as its main workhorse and scorer, who would guide the Beermen to its second franchise title in the Invitationals the same year. He would then serve as import for Great Taste the next year, played again for the SMC franchise in 1985 under Magnolia Quench Plus, then suited briefly for Alaska in 1986. After returning to San Miguel in 1987, Black would then become a playing coach and eventually a coach who engineered its first Grand Slam in 1989. 5. Billy Ray Bates Billy Ray Bates is considered by many as the “best ever” who would fascinate everyone with monster dunks from the charity stripe years before Michael Jordan. Not only would he run rings around defenders, Bates would soar up, up away to score, and score without letup, hence the title “The Black Superman.” His debut stint with Crispa in its second Grand Slam year in 1983 was astounding and remarkable, as his unstoppable incursions, aerial shows, and powerful slams made him unforgettable to this day. Three years later, he would bring his greatness to Ginebra San Miguel and bag the 1986 Open Conference crown, which was the then-Palanca franchise’s first title. 6. Michael Hackett Loyal and dedicated, Michael Hackett is the gentle giant opponents feared. He is considered one of the most dominant forces in PBA history, who would just power his way through defenders at the paint and score at will. Playing for Ginebra San Miguel, Hackett is best remembered for being the first PBA player to score over a hundred points, 103 points to be exact, in a match against Great Taste in the 1985 Open Conference, wherein he won Best Import honors. In the next year, Hackett and fellow import great Billy Ray Bates collaborated to lead Ginebra to the 1986 Open Conference title.   7. Bobby Parks For most coaches, the late Bobby Parks was seen as the greatest not only due to the fact that he is the most decorated with seven Best Import awards, but also being the most hard working and coachable import ever. A gallant scoring machine yet a silent operator, Parks showed a wide variety of moves in his lane incursions in his prime that would leave defenders helpless, ending in mind-boggling baskets. Apart from his individual skills, Parks really completes his mission, giving championships to San Miguel Beer in the 1987 Reinforced Conference, and then Shell as its resident import with two titles, the 1990 and 1992 First Conference plums.      8. Tony Harris He might not be that much of an obedient trooper, but Tony Harris and his brand of play was simply breathtaking. As Coach Yeng Guiao decided during his time as coach of the Swift Mighty Meaties that they must let him be and ordered his court lieutenants to just pass the ball to him and make him simply wield his magic. And he did leave everyone in awe with his speed, agility, and power to score over all defenders thrown at him, hence the monicker “The Hurricane.” Proof of his incredible abilities is scoring 105 points, the single game scoring record that holds to this day, against Ginebra in the 1992 Reinforced Conference, wherein he would single-handedly cop the title for Swift. 9. Sean Chambers You could be charmed by his beaming smile when you meet him off the court, but when you meet him on-court, prepare for the worst beating. Though he’s not the heavy scorer type of an import PBA fans are accustomed to, Alaska’s “resident import” shows his class and might as a team player. He worked for the Milkmen in 13 seasons, giving them titles 6 times, yet only won the Best Import plum once—in the Reinforced Conference of Alaska’s Grand Slam year in 1996. The memory of what these imports brought to the league continues to delight true PBA fans through the years. And we see their legacy in such players as Justin Brownlee, who continue to show the example, the standard for other foreign players setting foot in the country to follow.     .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Philippine police vow ‘surgical and chilling’ war on drugs, crime

Philippine police vowed on Monday to revamp and intensify a fight against crime and drugs, a week after President Rodrigo Duterte promised no letup in a bloody crackdown that has alarmed the international community. “Surgical and chilling will be the trademark of the reinvigorated anti-illegal drugs and anti-criminality campaign,” police chief Oscar Albayalde told a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

EDITORIAL - Relentless and chilling

It was his principal campaign promise, and no one expects any letup in the war on drugs under the watch of President Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Teens glued to phones risk ‘modest’ rise in ADHD symptoms – study

TAMPA, United States -- Could teenagers suffer symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder after engaging in excessive smartphone use? A new study out Tuesday says digital overload could be linked to a "modest" but significant rise in new ADHD behaviors, offering a warning to parents about the potential dangers of too much screen time. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association were based on nearly 2,600 Los Angeles teens who answered survey questions over a two-year period -- making it one of the largest and longest studies on the topic to date. The more social media, streaming video, text messaging, music downloads or online chats they engag...Keep on reading: Teens glued to phones risk ‘modest’ rise in ADHD symptoms – study.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Asylum Seekers Bring Evidence to Show Dangers of Home

MATAMOROS, MEXICO - An MS-13 gang member left eight voicemails on Brenda Mendez's cellphone demanding that she turn over her teenage boy. If she refused, he said, the gang would dismember both her.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Rising leptospirosis cases prompt renewed information drive about the deadly disease

Health officials have confirmed an increasing number of leptospirosis cases in 2018 following the onset of the rainy season prompting a renewed information drive about the dangers of the deadly disease. Growing problem At least 1,030 cases of leptospirosis have been recorded halfway through 2018, confirmed Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo in a recent news interview. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Rising leptospirosis cases prompts renewed information drive about the deadly disease

Health officials have confirmed an increasing number of leptospirosis cases in 2018 following the onset of the rainy season prompting a renewed information drive about the dangers of the deadly disease. Growing problem At least 1,030 cases of leptospirosis have been recorded halfway through 2018, confirmed Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo in a recent news interview. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

NCRPO: No letup in enforcing ordinances

There will be no letup in the police campaign to enforce city ordinances in the country, especially in Metro Manila, an official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Surging Ginebra eases past Alaska

Barangay Ginebra got off to a blistering start and never letup to torch Alaska, 105-86, and stretch its winning streak in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Gin Kings took a 30-16 lead in the first 12 minutes of the game before extending it to as high as 33 points, 85-52, late in the third quarter. "I was surprised by what happened in the first half. I don't know what we're doing that's making us play as well as we are," said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone. "We're playing really well. Our defense has really, really stepped up. I thought that we did a lot of things really well that disrupted what they do." Justin Brownlee set the tone for Ginebr...Keep on reading: Surging Ginebra eases past Alaska.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Commentary: Dangers, opportunities in China’s Belt and Road Initiative

When President Rodrigo Duterte came back from his state visit to China in October 2016, his Cabinet members touted the US$ 24 billion in investment and credit line pledges that they have supposedly secured from their Chinese counterparts......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

No letup for bitcoin as biggest cryptocurrency extends collapse

Bitcoin extended losses, bringing its four-session slide to as much as 20%, as questions mount about whether the world’s biggest cryptocurrency was manipulated during last year’s record price surge. After rallying more than 1,400% in 2017 amid an investor frenzy for digital assets, Bitcoin is down almost 70% to around $6,325 as of 2:52 p.m. […] The post No letup for bitcoin as biggest cryptocurrency extends collapse appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Sam Concepcion disgusted with toxicity in social media

It seems like singer-dancer-actor Sam Concepcion is tired of the toxicity in social media these days. There's a saying that anything in excess is bad, and social media, too, has its dangers wh.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 1st, 2018