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Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardNov 19th, 2017

Globe myBusiness Helps SMEs Become Future Proof

Globe myBusiness has brought its valuable expertise and tried-and-tested products and solutions to the country’s favorite tourist destination, Boracay, to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) become future-proof. The workshop, dubbed as Globe myBusiness Digital Tools to Future-Proof Your Business, centered on the most prominent industries currently flourishing in Boracay such as tourism, hotels and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News6 min. ago

LIST: 63 countries where Filipinos can travel visa-free

By Aika Rey/rappler.com – Are you looking for the next country to visit in 2018? Good news: Philippine passport holders can now travel to 63 countries and territories visa-free! This makes the Philippines rank 72nd out of 199 passports according to Henley and Partners’ latest Visa Restrictions Index for Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated News6 hr. 53 min. ago

With no World Cup for US this year, Altidore shifts focus

By Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press For Jozy Altidore, this was supposed to be the time when the United States was preparing for this summer's World Cup. That changed early in October when the Americans got bounced from the tournament. The stunning failure shifted Altidore's focus. He spent the beginning of 2018 in Grand Cayman, where his foundation is bringing soccer to kids in a region hit by hurricanes last fall. Soon, he'll start the new season with defending MLS Cup champion Toronto FC. As for this summer? Altidore will watch a few of the matches in Russia on television. The 28-year-old forward isn't stewing in the loss, he's looking with hope to the future. "Of course I'll obviously be disappointed not to be there, but at the end of the day, man, we're blessed to do what we do," he said. Apart from the national team loss, Altidore is coming off one of the better years of his career. He scored 18 goals with the Reds and another four with the U.S. national team. Toronto FC won the Supporters' Shield for the best regular-season record before sweeping through the playoffs and defeating Seattle 2-0 for the league title. Altidore scored in the final and earned MLS Cup MVP honors. The victory was a bit of revenge for a loss to the Sounders for the MLS Cup the previous season, but Altidore said Toronto's motivation was part of a season-long journey he took with his teammates and coach Greg Vanney. "I think more than anything we understood how close we were and how it hurt that we had come up short that season," he said. "The focus for us was to do what we did that last year and if we got to the last game, obviously make sure we got the W and make the most of our chances." Toronto teammate and fellow national team player, Michael Bradley, echoed the sentiment after the title match. "When push comes to shove, you want to step into the biggest moments with people that you would do anything for, that you love, that you believe in, that you trust, that you know have your back," Bradley said. But it wasn't all smooth. Altidore got into a confrontation with New York Red Bulls captain Sacha Kljestan in a tunnel at BMO Field during the conference semifinals. Altidore and Kljestan were handed red cards in the aftermath. Altidore sat out Toronto's next game, while Kljestan was suspended an additional game and won't be able to play the first two games of the upcoming season. Kljestan, who was also fined, was traded in the offseason from the Red Bulls to Orlando. Altidore and Bradley were also jeered — sometimes with profane and personal attacks — by opposing fans over the U.S. team's qualifying performance. "Look, all that stuff I think would have been magnified had we not achieved our objective," Altidore said. "But we did, and we did it in such a convincing manner." Following the 2-1 U.S. loss in Couva, Trinidad, that cost the national team a spot in the World Cup, coach Bruce Arena stepped down and U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said he would not run for another term. Interim U.S. coach Dave Sarachan called 30 players into January training camp in advance of an exhibition game against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Jan. 28 in Carson, California. Altidore and many of the team's veterans were not invited. The camp roster includes 15 players who have never played in a match for the senior national team. The most experienced was LA Galaxy midfielder Gyasi Zardes, who is 26. Twenty-one of the players are 24 and younger. Altidore, who has 41 goals in 110 appearances with the national team, understands that developing young talent is important heading into the next World Cup quadrennial. "We have to do a better job of identifying new talent, for sure," he said, suggesting that missing out on the past two Olympics — where under-23 teams compete — has hurt development efforts. For now, Altidore is pouring his energy into charitable endeavors. Altidore, whose parents are from Haiti, launched his foundation in 2011 following the devastating earthquake that hit the country the year before. The foundation built a well to provide water to a town of more than 400 in Haiti, along with other rebuilding efforts. In 2016, he paid to bring the Copa America matches to television in the country. The latest effort in the Cayman Islands focuses on getting youth involved in soccer. "I think the whole region, the Caribbean has a lot of talent and has a lot of kids who want to become players. And I think it helps to see and identify with players who have played in different leagues from around the world," he said. "If I'm able to be one of those guys that can start that whole thing, it's a great opportunity and honor for me."      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News10 hr. 6 min. ago

Senator seeks update on jeepney modernization program

By Camille A. Aguinaldo SENATOR Grace L. Poe in a statement on Tuesday called on the Department of Transportation (DoTr) to submit a report on the latest developments of the jeepney modernization program. “We want to know what has happened to the modernization program. Has the DoTr come up with clear guidelines on how to […] The post Senator seeks update on jeepney modernization program appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News10 hr. 52 min. ago

Macron warns migrant police against violence

PARIS — The Latest on the French president's visit to Calais (all times local): 3 p.m......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News11 hr. 53 min. ago

SWS: Leni trust rating ‘very good’

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo’s trust rating went up from “good” to “very good” in the fourth quarter of last year, the latest Social Wea Source link link: SWS: Leni trust rating ‘very good’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News14 hr. 6 min. ago

SWS: Leni trust rating ‘very good’

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo’s trust rating went up from “good” to “very good” in the fourth quarter of last year, the latest Social Wea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News19 hr. 53 min. ago

Angelica Panganiban wouldn’t have accepted role if latest movie were titled ‘Ang Dalawang Mrs. Cruz’

Kapamilya award-winning actress Angelica Panganiban yet again gave a laugh-out moment when she answered if she would accept her role in her latest movie if it were titled "Ang Dalawang Mrs. Cruz." "Hindi siguro nila ipo-produce 'yun, kasi mamimili sila, ako o 'yung title'," was the no-holds-barred answer of this generation's "Hugot queen" at the recently held bloggers' conference for "Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes" opposite drama queen Judy Ann Santos. "Baka nga 'yun ang unang title eh, tapos na-consider, 'uy si Angelica kaya kunin natin kaya lang Mrs. Cruz 'yung gagamitin gawin nating Mrs. Reyes na lang', di natanggap ko, agad-agad. Ganda nu'ng movie, ganda nito, walang bahid, ganon...Keep on reading: Angelica Panganiban wouldn’t have accepted role if latest movie were titled ‘Ang Dalawang Mrs. Cruz’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

UAE accuses Qatar of intercepting 2 passenger planes

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (UPDATED) – The United Arab Emirates accused rival Qatar of "intercepting" two Emirati passenger planes en route to Bahrain on Monday, January 15, in the latest incident between the Gulf rivals. Qatar denied that the first plane had been intercepted, but there was no immediate denial ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Lebanon bans Steven Spielberg film and Israeli adventurer biopic

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Lebanese authorities have banned Steven Spielberg's latest film, political thriller The Post, and Australian drama Jungle to comply with a boycott of Israel, an official told AFP Monday, January 15. "Screening of the film The Post has been banned," said the official from Lebanon's General Security authority, speaking on condition ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5 million after movie pay gap controversy

NEW YORK — American actor Mark Wahlberg announced Saturday that he would donate $1.5 million to a legal fund for victims of sexual harassment following a controversy over the massive pay gap between him and a female co-star. Ridley Scott partially reshot his latest movie, All the Money in the World, after Kevin Spacey was […] The post Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5 million after movie pay gap controversy appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Agot: Fans of musicals are in for a surprise

Singers-turned-actors like Agot Isidro should welcome the renewed interest in musical movies, sparked by Loy Arcenas' "Ang Larawan," which won best picture at the recent Metro Manila Film Festival. Riding this musical crest is Agot's latest film, Dan Villegas' "Changing Partners," which will have its theatrical run starting Jan. 31. Like "Ang Larawan," "Changing Partners" is a stage play that crossed over to the big screen. "I am super excited that 'Changing Partners' will be shown to a wider audience," she told the Inquirer. She expressed the hope that this resurgence of movie musicals would jumpstart a revival in the theater world, as well. "Hopefully, it would increase th...Keep on reading: Agot: Fans of musicals are in for a surprise.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Wells Fargo raises US employees’ hourly pay

SAN FRANCISCO -- Many employers are boosting hourly pay, and Wells Fargo is the latest company to join the ranks. Wells Fargo announced an expansion of its ongoing investments in team members, communities, small businesses and homeownership, pledging the following actions to support economic growth with tax reform: Raising the minimum hourly pay rate for its team members to $15 per hour. The company's increased minimum hourly pay rate of $15 for U.S.-based team members goes into effect in March 2018. The new rate is an 11 percent increase to the current minimum hourly rate of $13.50 that the company announced in January 2017. Targeting $400 million in donations to co...Keep on reading: Wells Fargo raises US employees’ hourly pay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Trump’s ‘shi**hole’ insult demands censure

  Martin Luther King Jr. Day in America is supposed to be a celebration of the civil rights giant. But as we approach the holiday, there is an undeniable truth. The American president is a racist, having branded himself a potty-mouth pol by use of the term "shithole" to describe people from poor countries, specifically immigrants from Africa, Haiti and El Salvador. Racist. Disgusting. And considering what the Philippine president has said about Obama, practically Dutertian. But if Trump's pussy grabbing rhetoric wasn't enough to sink his candidacy in 2016, why do you think Trump's latest racist insult will faze him? Still, the president has gone too far. His ra...Keep on reading: Trump’s ‘shi**hole’ insult demands censure.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Aziz Ansari latest actor to be accused of sexual harassment

MANILA, Philippines – Aziz Ansari, the star of the television show Master of None, is the latest Hollywood personality to be accused of sexual harassment. In a story posted on Babes.net, *Grace, a 23-year-old photographer, shared that she went out on a date with the comedian when things started to get ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Palace Welcomes Higher PH Ranking in World’s Most Powerful Passports

Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the country’s climb in the latest Henley and Partners Passport Index, which ranks all of the world’s passports according to the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free. The Philippines rose three notches higher to 72nd place in 2018 from 75th last year, according to Henley and Partners, a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

TechCamp PHL invites youth to use tech to promote peace

LAST MAY 2017, a few days after the war in Marawi broke, a small group of young Filipinos from all over the country started the #MealforMarawi campaign in social media. That campaign successfully gathered funds and was able to feed up to 2,000 evacuees. It was a proof of how tech platforms and tools, if […] The post TechCamp PHL invites youth to use tech to promote peace appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Child dies after ‘Dengvaxia’ shot

ANOTHER child who had been inoculated with Dengvaxia, the world’s first anti-dengue vaccine, died in Parañaque City on Sunday, the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) said. Dante Jimenez, chairman of the anti-crime group, said the latest victim was a student between 9 and 11 years of age. If tests confirmed dengue was the cause [...] The post Child dies after ‘Dengvaxia’ shot appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

Laborte returns to volleyball with Sta. Lucia

A veteran presence is set to take the center spot for Sta. Lucia in the Philippine Superliga with Micmic Laborte returning to volleyball for the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix. Laborte, a two-time Best Blocker for Ateneo back in the first four years of the Premier Volleyball League, then called Shakey's V-League, was the latest addition to the Lady Realtors. Sta. Lucia has slowly brought in a mixture of veterans and youngsters to compete in the PSL under head coach George Pascua. Laborte, who sat out 2017, will join Rubie De Leon, who was a three-time Best Setter and two-time Best Server in the PVL, as Sta. Lucia's veteran guidance. Also with Sta. Lucia are Jonah Sabete...Keep on reading: Laborte returns to volleyball with Sta. Lucia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5 million after pay gap controversy

NEW YORK, USA – American actor Mark Wahlberg announced Saturday, January 13, he would donate $1.5 million (1.2 million euros) to a legal fund for victims of sexual harassment following a controversy over the massive pay gap between him and a female co-star. Ridley Scott partially re-shot his latest ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018