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Shaping a better future together

(Impact Journalism Day) Today – June 16, 2018 – The Philippine STAR joins 50 of the world’s leading media organizations in highlighting positive innovations that are changing the world......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 15th, 2018

Megatrends shaping the world

The world is changing very fast. The future is going to witness more changes......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Inaugural Asian Forum on Enterprise for Society Looks at the Forces Shaping Asia’s Future

How different will the future be? Will robots replace humans? How do we build a safer world? What is a 21st century smart city? What is the future of education? What is the world’s most valuable resource? These are some of the big questions considered by the inaugural Asian Forum on Enterprise for Society (AFES) […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Merkel risks leading weak losers coalition for Germany – analysts

BERLIN, Germany – Germany's veteran chancellor Angela Merkel, often called the world's most powerful woman, will embark on a fourth term with diminished influence and little vision for shaping Europe's future, analysts say. After wrapping up more than 24 hours of talks Friday between her conservatives and the Social Democrats on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

The Headlines So Far in the 2017-18 NBA Season

The new NBA season is still in its early stages, but it feels like we’re already in the thick of things with so much happening already. Luck of the Irish The Celtics, despite losing Gordon Hayward to a season-ending injury, currently have the best record in the league and own the longest winning streak so far this year with 16 games won consecutively. Kyrie Irving and Al Horford have been leading the charge, with young guns Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum upping their game. It certainly won’t be surprising to see them secure the top seed in the East this season if their remarkable play continues. Steve Kerr even declared the Celtics as the East’s “team of the future.” International Beasts of the East Giannis Antetokounmpo is already staking his claim as the league’s MVP, averaging nearly 30 points a game at a very efficient 55% clip as of this writing. With Eric Bledsoe assisting with ball-handling duties, the young Buck’s play is only bound to get better. Remember, Antetokounmpo still hasn’t even developed an outside shot yet. Imagine what the Greek Freak can do when he finally does. Kristaps Porzingis has also been unleashed in New York after the departure of Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson. The Latvian big man has been on a roll, taking advantage of an increased usage rate to average 27.3 points per game. The Knicks are exceeding expectations—The Playoffs doesn’t seem to be a far-fetched reality for them if Porzingis and the rest of the team can keep this up. After playing only 31 games last season, Joel Embiid has been making up for lost time. Along with Ben Simmons, the Cameroonian standout has been leading the Philadelphia to its best start in years, averaging 22.7 points and 11 boards. Additionally, Embiid has been posting roughly 2 blocks per game, and he says that he’s going to go for the Defensive Player of the Year Award this season. It looks like the Sixers fans’ are finally being rewarded for trusting the process. The Rookies Have Been Doing Work In his first season on the floor, Ben Simmons has been averaging 18. 7 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 7.6 assists per outing. And in almost every game, he’s been flirting with a triple-double. At this rate, it looks like he’s going to be the frontrunner in the Rookie of the Year race. Another solid performer is Jayson Tatum, who is one of the primary contributors in the Celtics’ stellar start. He’s been averaging an efficient 14.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assist per game in around 30 minutes of play. From deep, Tatum has been drilling 48% of his threes. With his smart play, sometimes, it feels like we’re not watching a rookie. Kyle Kuzma, perhaps the biggest steal in this year’s draft class, is currently outperforming most rookies picked ahead of him, including fellow Laker and #3 draftee Lonzo Ball. Kuzma has been averaging 16.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 15 assists, and he’s shooting nearly 50% from the field and 36% from deep. While he still has a bit of work to do on the defensive end, he’s shaping up to be a cornerstone in LA’s post-Kobe era. Warriors still Super Team to Beat During the offseason, several teams secured major acquisitions to reinforce their lineups. The Cavs were able to reload with future Hall of Fame guards and versatile wings on board. OKC acquired two All-Stars in Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, but are still in the process of figuring things out. Minnesota was able to add Jimmy Butler to its young core. But despite the trades and signings, the Golden State Warriors remain the most “super” of the squads with the “super team” tag. After starting the season 1-2, the Warriors have regained their dominating form and are now back with their winning ways—and it seems that they won’t be slowing down anytime soon. Kevin Durant has been on a tear, but it’s Steph Curry that currently leads the team in points per game (25.5), steals per game (1.8), and in Player Efficiency Rating (27.6). He remains the fulcrum of Golden State’s offense, the man that won’t let the Dubs down. Steph Curry continues to perform at a high level because he depends on the World’s No. 1 Deodorant to stay cool and confident. The two-time MVP only trusts Rexona Ice Cool to help him fee dry and fresh all day, so he can be his best on the court, and even off it. It’ll be interesting to see if these stories and trends continue as we go along the new season. Stay tuned, hoops fans!  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

RYLA Iloilo 2017: Shaping future leaders

MORE THAN 70 Rotaractors, Interactors, and active student-leaders from different schools in Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, and Antique attended the first Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Iloilo 2017 at the Holy Rosary Prayer and Reflection Center in Calumpang, Molo, Iloilo City, Dec. 2-3. The event focused on skills application through team-building activities aside from talks on […] The post RYLA Iloilo 2017: Shaping future leaders appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Samsung recognized for design, innovation

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Samsung Electronics announced that it has won more than 120 awards at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show and continues to receive recognition in categories spanning the home entertainment, home appliance and mobile categories. Samsung is humbled to be honored at CES alongside fellow innovators and the next-generation technologies that are shaping the future of everyday life......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

Stamps for educators

The Philippine Postal Corporation releases special collectible stamps highlighting the importance of an educator in shaping the future of their students. The launching of the stamps celebrated World Teacher’s Month that started last Sept. 5. (Ali V.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 14th, 2016

Gene-editing damages DNA more than previously thought – study

PARIS, France – A revolutionary gene editing technique hailed as the future of disease eradication and mooted for a Nobel prize may be less precise and cause more cell damage than previously thought, researchers said on Monday, July 16. Lab experiments using mouse and human cells revealed that the CRISPR-Cas9 technique ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News2 hr. 39 min. ago

Dutch Flood Experts could look at Oro Flood Management & Control

Depending how an ongoing project on water management goes, Dutch flood experts could be tapped to evaluate Cagayan de Oro’s persistent floods in the near future. During a recent talk during the 2nd Quarter General Membership Meeting of the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. (Oro Chamber), Netherlands Ambassador to the Philippines Marion Derckx said its possible Dutch experts could be deployed to look at possible options to mitigate the city’s perennial flood problem......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated News7 hr. 18 min. ago

DTI Bares Plans to Further Develop MSMEs

Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez bared future initiatives of the National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Development Council to further develop small businesses. “Guided by our MSME Development Plan 2017-2022, the council have outlined some programs to continue with our nationwide campaign of MSME seminars, Kapatid Mentor Me seminars, mentoring with Go Negosyo; […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News14 hr. 18 min. ago

Formula E paves way for electric cars on and off racetrack

By Terrin Waack, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Unplug and go. Filling up a car is as simple as that, even if it's not gas flowing through the nozzle. Electricity is efficient. Formula E, a global electric auto racing series, steers the way — toward the future of not only its sport but also its industry. "You don't realize it," Mahindra Racing team principal Dilbagh Gill said, "but the second car from today that you're going to buy is going to be an electric car." America is one of Formula E's biggest targets. So, for the second consecutive time since the series' inception in 2014, Formula E took on the Brooklyn streets for a season-finale doubleheader of its 12-race schedule. The track length is 2.373 kilometers with Lower Manhattan in the backdrop as well as the Statue of Liberty. Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne became the fourth different driver to win the championship and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler took home the overall team title. Confetti at the finish line marked the end of an era. In January, Formula E unveiled its new Gen2 car for next season. The current cars have a maximum power of 200kW, limited to 180kW during races, and they top out at 225 kph (140 mph). This model has been around since the series started and requires a mid-race car change because the battery runs out. The Gen2 car will run faster and longer. No more swaps. Performance has basically been doubled in just four years without changing the battery's fundamental chemistry. "I don't know if you remember before Formula E started, there was this whole perception that lithium batteries were a little bit dangerous — they were prohibited on airplanes, they caught fire on mobile phones," Panasonic Jaguar Racing sporting manager Gary Ekerold said. "Since we've run Formula E ... absolutely fine. Batteries are proven to be safe." But they're still monitored. A dielectric — non-conductor — fluid in the battery keeps it cool while the car runs. There's also a battery management system that constantly records data, monitoring temperature and voltage. When the car is charging, dry-ice blowers — Super Chillers — connect to the car and prevent overheating. It takes less than an hour to recharge a drained battery. "It's going to start reaching a stage where the time it takes to fill up your gas — 4 minutes and 40 seconds on average — is going to be the time it takes to charge your car," Gill said. Teams are given identical batteries. The chassis, or bodies, of the cars are also the same. Where teams can get creative are places such as the electric motor, inverter, powertrain and gearbox. Manufacturers get involved here. Everyday car names occupy pit lane. Audi and Jaguar already have teams. Nissan and BMW will next season. Mercedes-Benz and Porsche are joining for season six. "This is like a playground for them," Mahindra Racing driver Feliz Rosenqvist said. "When you get to the competitive side, you can always find new ways that maybe you wouldn't do on a normal car. You push the software and hardware." The steering wheel, which has a programmable screen, is also fair game. Things can get technical when the car gets broken down into specific parts and technology is thrown into the mix. But the basics remain: Energy is how far. Power is how fast. "It's still a racing car," Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Mitch Evans said. "It looks like a racing car. It drives like a racing car." It just doesn't sound like the normal racing car. The roar of a combustion engine is missing. "That's normally like a sensor for your driving — how quick you're going, how you hear the revs — and now you can only hear the wind," Rosenqvist said. "It's more like riding a bike. As you increase your speed, you just start hearing wind." To spectators, the whizzing equates to an amplified toy car, go-kart or scooter. All electric, of course. It's not that disruptive to the public. Electric cars are the way of the future. They're already racing on city streets. They go rain or shine — only stop for thunder or lightning. And they're much better for the environment. "Your whole life runs on a battery," Gill said. "The time is now.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News22 hr. 18 min. ago

Church slams court ruling on total ban of cigarettes

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO --- The Diocese of Balanga has committed to rally behind the Balanga City government to help defend a 2016 antitobacco ordinance that a court struck down for imposing a total ban on all cigarette products. Bishop Ruperto Santos said the July 5 decision by a regional trial court (RTC) was a "disappointing and disgusting decision" that undermined what he described as a city ordinance that "is preventive and protects especially children and the youth from future sickness." The decision, issued by Judge Philger Noel Inovejas of RTC Branch 93 in Balanga, said the ordinance "illegally amends, modifies and expands the prohibitions." The court specifically addressed...Keep on reading: Church slams court ruling on total ban of cigarettes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Djokovic admits he doubted Grand Slam future

    LONDON, United Kingdom – Novak Djokovic is the overwhelming favorite to secure a 4th Wimbledon title on Sunday, July 15, but he admits he feared his best days were behind him when his career nose-dived over the last year. The 31-year-old former world number one won the last of his ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Billups discusses front office ambitions, Pistons future

Chauncey Billups of Killer 3's speaks to the media during BIG3 - Week Four at Little Caesars Arena on July 13, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Dylan Buell/Getty Images/AFP DETROIT -- Chauncey Billu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

PBA: Balkman s birthday celebration is postponed for now

Renaldo Balkman has never beaten Alaska until now. As the defending champion Beermen rolled past the Aces Saturday to start the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals, Balkman finally had his breakthrough win. But none of that is important now as Renaldo has some bigger things to look forward to in his comeback PBA stint. More than anything, Balkman wants to win the title he never got five years ago. "Tonight, we won. We’re not looking to the past. We’re looking to the future. We got two more left," Balkman said. "Back in the gym tomorrow and practice, working hard for Game 2 on Monday," he added. Saturday is doubly special for Balk as he celebrated his 34th birthday. He wished that a championship came as a guft but he'll settle for one win for now. "It's always good when you get the win and celebrate your birthday at the same time. I wish it was a championship that we won on my birthday. But we got a long series left. We got two more left. Next game on Monday," he said. The celebration will be postponed as well as Balkman is looking forward to rest up and prepare for the semis grind again. "We just won a game, go back home, get some rest, and get back on Monday. I’m not young anymore so I’ll get my rest," he said. "I’ll save my celebration later this year when I get a couple days off, when I’m not playing basketball. What counts right now is winning a championship. Everybody says happy birthday to me, great win for us and it’s a great day for me," Balkman added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Billups discusses front office ambitions, Pistons’ future

DETROIT --- Chauncey Billups is still eyeing the chance to run an NBA team. The former Pistons standout was back in the Detroit area Friday night as part of the BIG3 --- entertainer Ice Cube's 3-on-3 league of former NBA players, which made a stop at Little Caesars Arena. Billups had talks with the Cavaliers last year but did not join their front office. When Detroit overhauled its organization this year, he seemed like a potential fit, but that didn't happen either. "My desire is to one day run a team, be in a front office and try to build a champion," Billups said. "I know that I will and I know I'm going to do a good job. When that opportunity presents itself, and it's a...Keep on reading: Billups discusses front office ambitions, Pistons’ future.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

The clash: World Cup, Wimbledon men s finals could overlap

By Howard Fendrich and Ronald Blum, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Roger Federer almost sounded offended when asked whether he would be concerned about Centre Court spectators paying too much attention to the World Cup final during the Wimbledon men's singles final. "I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final is going on," he quipped. "They'll hear every point, 'Wow, love-15, 15-30.' The players are going to look up in the crowd and not understand what's going on at Wimbledon." "That's how important Wimbledon is to me," the eight-time champion said, before he was eliminated in the quarterfinals this week, "and to us over here." What's a viewer to choose this Sunday? The Wimbledon final between the man who beat Federer, Kevin Anderson, and Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic could be only about halfway done in London when the World Cup final between France and Croatia kicks off in Moscow. This year's soccer final starts at 11 a.m. EDT, an unusual time: nine of the 10 World Cup finals from 1978 through 2014 started in the 2-3:30 p.m. EDT range. The exception was the 2002 finale in Japan, which began at 7 a.m. EDT. "I'm sure the change they made was to maximize their audience worldwide, considering the time in China, Japan, Russia, all the other major countries," said former CBS Sports President Neal Pilson, now an industry consultant. The soccer game begins at 6 p.m. local time at Luzhniki Stadium, which is 5 p.m. in Paris and Zagreb. The shift appears aimed at soccer's ever-increasing Asian audience, with the start time at 11 p.m. in Tokyo and midnight in Beijing. Four of FIFA's 11 top-level partners and sponsors are Chinese companies. "The kickoff times for the FIFA World Cup were set in cooperation with a range of stakeholders and taking into account a number of aspects such as the global broadcast market and feasibility for the fans — both in terms of attending the matches and reaching a wide TV audience," soccer's governing body said in an email to The Associated Press. In the U.S., the soccer is on Fox and the tennis on ESPN. In Britain, the soccer is on both BBC1 and ITV, and the tennis on BBC1. Tennis would switch to BBC2 if the finals overlap. "In due respect to the All England Club, the finals of Wimbledon is a blip on the radar when you're talking about the World Cup final," Pilson said. "It's unfortunate, and it does hurt in the United States, where tennis has a significant audience." Dates for the World Cup final have ranged from June 10 to July 30, and each has been on a Sunday except for the first tournament in Uruguay in 1930, played on a Wednesday, and the 1966 tournament in England, which finished on a Saturday at Wembley. The Wimbledon's men's singles final was scheduled for a Saturday through 1981. The World Cup final has twice been the same day as the men's singles final, on July 8, 1990, in Rome, and on July 9, 2006, in Berlin. Those soccer matches started at 8 p.m. local time (2 p.m. EDT), about two hours after the tennis ended: Stefan Edberg's 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4 win over Boris Becker in 1990, and Federer's 6-0, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-3 win over Nadal in 2006. The roots of this year's conflict go back six years. The All England Club announced in July 2012 that it would increase the time between the end of the French Open and the start of Wimbledon from two weeks to three starting in 2015, allowing players extra time to adjust to the switch from clay courts to grass. FIFA's executive council announced World Cup kickoff times in December 2015. Wimbledon never had any intent to alter the start time of its final, traditionally about 2:10 p.m. local (9:10 a.m. EDT). Its large-screen videoboard on Henman Hill will remain tuned to tennis. Pressure for a shift would have increased had England beaten Croatia and advanced to its first final since winning the World Cup in 1966. "We're very comfortable with the long-term view that we take," said Richard Lewis, chief executive of the All England Club. "We're not driven by short-term decisions, whether it be TV ratings or sponsorship. Wimbledon takes a long-term view. (The World Cup) is for this year. It's a one-year happening. And for the future, we'll still be at 2 o'clock on the Sunday. Nothing changes, from our point of view." ___ Fendrich reported from London......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Philweb on way to profitability

Gaming technology provider Philweb Corp. is aiming to move back to profitability as more electronic gaming sites tap its electronic gaming system (EGS) and a suite of future products.   "I am deeply committed to getting PhilWeb back to its former profitability levels, during which times we were able to pay out high dividends to stockholders and generate significant share price increases as well," Philweb chair Gregorio Ma. Araneta III said in a press statement yesterday.   "We believe those times will come back soon," he added.   In the second quarter, Philweb narrowed its net loss to P16.44 million compared to a net loss of P68.93 million in the same per...Keep on reading: Philweb on way to profitability.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

LTFRB defends P10-M fine imposed on Grab

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) maintained that their decision to fine ride-hailing giant Grab P10 million for allegedly overcharging its passengers was based on merit and did not stem from political pressure.   LTFRB chair Martin Delgra said the transport network company (TNC) committed a violation by unilaterally imposing a P2/minute travel charge without the board's approval.   For this, the LTFRB on Tuesday ordered Grab to pay P10 million and to reimburse passengers affected by the additional charge through future rebates.   Delgra added the TNC may still file for reconsideration within 15 days.---Krixia Subingsubing ...Keep on reading: LTFRB defends P10-M fine imposed on Grab.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Cal-Comp to bring PH to the future

. (Cal-Comp Technology). Since then, NKG has continued to ramp up its investments locally, becoming the largest Taiwanese investor in the Philippines with USD 172 million outlay. In fact, the Phili.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018