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SSI merges 2 units to improve efficiencies

SSI GROUP, Inc. will be merging two of its wholly owned units to improve operational efficiencies within the company. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Monday, the Tantoco-led firm said its board of directors has approved the merger of Luxury Concepts, Inc. and Casual Clothing Retailers, Inc. (CCRI). CCRI will be the surviving […] The post SSI merges 2 units to improve efficiencies appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineApr 16th, 2018

Ayala merges two Cebu units to consolidate operations

Two Ayala-led firms based in Cebu are merging in order to consolidate their operations in the area, as well as achieve efficiencies in management. Cebu Holdings, Inc. (CHI) said in a statement that it will proceed with its merger with Cebu Property Ventures and Development Corp. (CPVDC), after securing shareholder approval during the company’s annual […] The post Ayala merges two Cebu units to consolidate operations appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Bangsamoro power deal forged

The National Electrification Administration has inked a deal with a Japanese supplier for a 771-million yen (about P375 million) project to improve the power distribution system in the Bangsamoro area. NEA administrator Edgardo Masongsong said in a statement Osaka-based general trading firm Nishizawa Ltd. had submitted the best offer among five bidders for the Japan International Cooperation Agency-funded "Project for Improvement of Equipment for Power Distribution in Bangsamoro Area." Nishizawa won a contract for the provision of power supplies---including 425 units of transformers as well as poles and wires---and 16 brand-new boom trucks that will be used to rehabilitate the netw...Keep on reading: Bangsamoro power deal forged.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

POPCOM-6 classes seen to reduce teen pregnancy

THE Commission on Population (POPCOM)-6 spearheaded adolescent health and development (AHD) classes in various schools and local government units in Western Visayas to help promote and improve the total well-being of adolescents here. Dubbed “Talk Tayo: Ikaw ang Bida Dito”, the program aims to engaging adolescents in making responsible choices in life and improve their […] The post POPCOM-6 classes seen to reduce teen pregnancy appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

PopCom-6 AHD classes to reduce teen pregnancy

ILOILO CITY - The Commission on Population (PopCom) - 6 spearheaded adolescent health and development (AHD) classes in various schools and local government units in Western Visayas to help promote and improve the total well-being of adolescents here. Read More........»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

Globe Seeks Closer Collaboration with Partners to Enhance Business Efficiencies, Improve Customer Service

Globe Seeks Closer Collaboration with Partners to Enhance Business Efficiencies, Improve Customer Service.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 18th, 2017

Alcohol & Heart Health: New study untangles the effects – Fox News

When it comes to alcohol and heart health, the back and forth between findings can leave you feeling dizzy: One study concludes that drinking is good for your heart, but then another says it's best to say no. At least part of this back and forth comes from a central problem in many studies: The group of &'8220;nondrinkers&'8221; in any study is likely to include both people who have never consumed alcohol at all and people who used to drink but don't anymore. And since at least some of those &'8220;former drinkers&'8221; likely gave up drinking because it caused health problems for them, a broad look at &'8220;nondrinkers&'8221; conflates many variables that should really be considered separately. So, in an effort to clear up the confusion , researchers in the United Kingdom decided to take a more nuanced look at the effects of alcohol on heart health. Their new study, published Wednesday (March 22) in The BMJ found that moderate drinking was linked to a lower risk of some, but notably not all heart conditions, compared with abstaining from alcohol. The research was led by Steven Bell, an epidemiologist at the University of Cambridge in England. [ Heart of the Matter: 7 Things to Know About Your Ticker ] In addition to including an array of heart conditions, the researchers made a point to distinguish between people who had never been drinkers and those who used to drink, but no longer do so. In the study, the researchers analyzed electronic medical records of nearly 2 million people in the United Kingdom. When the study began, all of the participants were 30 years old or older, and none had previously experienced any heart problems. During the follow-up period, which lasted six years on average, the researchers looked at the records to see whether the participants had been diagnosed with any of 12 heart problems , including heart attack, heart failure and chest pain linked to heart disease. The researchers focused on the first heart problem that each person developed. The medical records also included information about how much alcohol the patients reported drinking, according to the study. Based on their drinking habits, the people in the study were each placed in one of five groups: nondrinkers, former drinkers, occasional drinkers, moderate drinkers and heavy drinkers. The researchers defined moderate drinking using the National Health Services (NHS) guidelines , which means drinking no more than 14 &'8220;units&'8221; of alcohol a week. One unit of alcohol is defined as 8 grams of pure alcohol, according to the NHS. In more palatable terms, a pint of beer that's around 5 percent alcohol is equal to 3 units of alcohol, and a standard glass of wine is equal to about 2 units. [ Here's How Much Alcohol Is OK to Drink in 19 Countries ] The researchers found that there were no heart conditions for which the never-drinkers had the lowest risk. This suggests that drinking is not necessarily bad for heart health. They also found that, compared with people who never drank, moderate drinkers were less likely to be diagnosed with several conditions, including chest pain, heart failure, stroke and peripheral artery disease. So, score a few points for the idea that drinking does lower the risk of some heart problems. For other conditions, there was no statistically significant differences between the groups, the study said. However, heavy drinkers were more likely to be diagnosed with conditions such as heart failure, cardiac arrest, peripheral artery disease and stroke compared with moderate drinkers , the study found. So, this supports the idea that heavy drinking is probably not good for your heart health. Interestingly, the researchers found that heavy drinkers were less likely to be diagnosed with a heart attack than moderate drinkers were. But the researchers noted that this finding does not mean that heavy drinkers are not at risk for having a heart attack; rather, it's just less likely for this to be the first heart problem these individuals have. So, really, this finding doesn't detract from the idea heavy drinking is probably not good for your heart health. On the other side of the coin, the former drinkers were more likely that current moderate drinkers to be diagnosed with certain heart conditions, the researchers found. These conditions included chest pain, heart attack, cardiac arrest and aortic aneurysm , according to the study. But this doesn't mean that quitting drinking is necessarily a bad thing. Rather, the finding that former drinkers had a higher risk for certain conditions than moderate drinkers fits into the &'8220;sick quitters&'8221; hypothesis, which suggests that some people stop drinking partly because it is harming their health, the researchers wrote. Altogether, the findings suggest that moderate drinking is associated with a lower risk of several heart conditions, the researchers wrote. However, the researchers said they do not recommend that nondrinkers start drinking in an attempt to lower their risk of heart conditions. There are other, arguably safer ways to improve heart health , such as exercising and quitting smoking, that don't come with the risks of alcohol, they wrote. The researchers noted that the study had limitations. For example, the information on drinking habits was not only self-reported by the people in study to health care workers, meaning it could be unreliable, but also sorted into the different categories based on the judgment of the researchers, meaning the grouping [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMar 28th, 2017

BLOGTABLE: Who should be the next coach of the Knicks?

NBA.com blogtable The next coach of the New York Knicks should be _______________. * * * Steve Aschburner: Doc Rivers? Rivers might or might not be available for the gig, but he’s got the resume and – more important – the outsize personality for it. Even when the team is bad, the media attention is such that a lower-wattage fellow like Jeff Hornacek really never had a chance. Rivers played in New York, he knows what the market requires and he’s got enough of a salesman and schmoozer in him to keep the critics at bay while he brings the basketball along. The only question is, does he have the desire at this stage of his career to climb the rather steep Knicks mountain? Shaun Powell: Mike Woodson is the choice. He had a good run in his previous Knicks stint and never should've been fired anyway. He's not the popular choice (Mark Jackson) or the basketball insider choice (Jerry Steakhouse) but he's the safe selection. Anyway, hiring the right coach is the least of the Knicks' problems but that's a blogtable question for another day. John Schuhmann: Someone with patience and player development skills. With Kristaps Porzingis' development on hold, the Knicks should have a 3-5 year plan, build organically, and focus on the development Frank Ntilikina and their 2018 Lottery pick. Heck, once he returns, Porzingis will still have a lot of work to do to become a complete player. Ntilikina has already been able to make an impact defensively and can special if his offense develops. The Knicks only have to look 80 miles south to find an example of a coach (Brett Brown) who was the perfect fit for a slow rebuild and who established a strong foundation (in regard to player development and style of play) before the talent eventually arrived. Sekou Smith: Mark Jackson makes all sorts of obvious sense to me. He's a New Yorker, a former fan-favorite as a player, he understands the Knicks' predicament and was a culture-changer and talent -- developer in Golden State. Which means he probably won't be the guy. But for all of the same reasons that I love Jackson in that role with the Knicks, I love David Fizdale for the job as well. The Knicks don't have a team on the cusp of making the playoffs or anything, so there's no need for some quick-fix approach in their coaching search. They need someone who's going to come in and dig into the players under contract and help them improve. They need a coach whose aspirations are not focused on being the general manager, someone locked in on the ugly part of "The Process" (to borrow a phrase from the folks down the road in Philadelphia). Fizdale deserves better than what he got in Memphis. This is the right place for him to continue what he started with the Grizzlies......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News3 hr. 2 min. ago

PSC offers incentives to top LGUs in PNG

The Philippine Sports Commission will hand over incentives in the form of sports program and equipment to the top five local government units seeing action in the Phl National Games scheduled May 19-25 in Cebu......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News22 hr. 23 min. ago

PNP preparing intel-driven Oplan vs terrorism

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) is now preparing a blueprint to fight terrorism in the country, and according to PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, it will be intelligence-driven. "Actually it's (counterterrorism plan) being developed now. Number one is we really have to improve on it (counterterrorism ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

DepEd vows to help improve ARMM Palarong Pambansa athletes

  TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines – The Department of Education intends to bring trainers who will assist athletes of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), to improve the region’s performance in the Palarong Pambansa. Tonisito Umali, DepEd Undersecretary for Legislative Liaison Office, External Partnerships Service and School Sports, noted ARMM’s performance ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Quezon City traffic enforcers undergo training on updated road rules

The Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS) held a two-day training of its 30 traffic enforcers last April 23 and 24 to update their information on traffic management and improve attitude while on duty. “Ang situation natin on the ground paiba-iba, hindi siya static. So, kailangan i-update namin yung mga bagong memo, […] The post Quezon City traffic enforcers undergo training on updated road rules appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Bucks Maker, other reserves step into NBA playoff spotlight

By Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Thon Maker is having his biggest games at the biggest time of the year. Not bad for a bench guy and someone who, as recently as last week, was a roster afterthought. Maker had never blocked five shots in any NBA game before this postseason began — and now he’s blocked that many in each of the last two playoff contests for the Milwaukee Bucks. There’s an old coaching adage that tells players to stay ready, because they never know when their chance to make an impact has arrived. Maker is proving that axiom to be correct. “Just trying to be there for my teammates, playing aggressive,” said Maker, the Bucks’ backup center. “It’s the playoffs. These are the moments everybody plays for. You’ve got to find a way to win, you’ve got to find a way to impact the game. I try to do that every single time.” Maker is almost an out-of-nowhere story for the Bucks, who’ve pulled even with the Boston Celtics four games into their Eastern Conference first-round series in large part because of a defensive resurgence by the bench. His offense has helped, too: Maker scored 14 points in a Game 3 victory, his highest total since a 16-point effort on New Year’s Day (Jan. 2, PHL time). There have been some big games from reserve players in these playoffs already: Miami has gotten games of 28 and 25 points from Dwyane Wade and a 26-point effort from Kelly Olynyk, Philadelphia has seen Marco Belinelli reach 21 points twice so far, and Boston saw Greg Monroe get a double-double against the Bucks in only 23 minutes. Backups can find themselves in the spotlight quickly if they get hot. “When we step on the floor, we need to be assertive with what we do,” Bucks coach Joe Prunty said. “We can’t be a step behind.” Even the greatest players need help. LeBron James said everyone on the Cavaliers’ roster — himself included — needed to play better after falling behind Indiana 2-1 in their series. So in Game 4, James was great with 32 points, and Jordan Clarkson had 12 of the bench’s 32 points to help Cleveland tie the series . “I’m supposed to come and give a spark off the bench,” said Clarkson, who scored just two points in Game 3. “That’s what I’m supposed to do, change the game in that way.” Toronto had one of the top bench units in the NBA during the regular season, ranking fifth in the league with a combined 41.8 scoring average. But in the East’s No. 1 seed’s first-round series, the Raptors’ reserve scoring down to 34.5 points. They’re tied at 2 in the series with the eighth-seeded Washington Wizards, whose bench scoring is up in the series by about the same margin to 34.3 points. The Wizards were just 16th in bench scoring this season. A big reason for Toronto’s problems has been the absence of backup point guard Fred VanVleet, who has an injured right shoulder and played just three minutes so far, sitting out three of the four games entirely. Raptors coach Dwane Casey blamed his team’s high turnover totals — 37 over Games 3 and 4, both losses — in large part on his reserves, who he also thought were not as productive with the ball as they could have been. “The second unit turned down some shots that they normally take,” Casey said. “I thought that group started the turnovers. The levee broke on those guys. I’ve got to do a better job of putting them in the right situation where they don’t turn it over.” The Wizards tinkered with their rotations to try to keep the Raptors’ reserves in check. “Our bench has done a good job and we’ve kind of tried to change things up and throw maybe a starter or two with our bench,” Washington coach Scott Brooks said. As for the Celtics, they’re back in Boston to get ready to host the Bucks on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time) for Game 5. Their frontcourt reserves of Monroe and Marcus Morris were dominant in the series’ second game last week, when it looked as if Boston might pull off a sweep. Milwaukee’s reserves have pushed back with active, physical play — matching Boston’s intensity. “As soon as [we] see that,” Maker said, “we start to get aggressive as well on the defensive end.” ___ AP Sports Writers Howard Fendrich and Michael Marot contributed to this story......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Boat Referral System Connects Remote Communities to Maternity Units

In Zumarraga town in Samar, an Inter-island Health Referral System - Strengthening through one facility, one health service boat project was adopted to address access barriers to women in need of f.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Napolcom orders PNP to form FOI desk in police offices

        Police documents may soon be more accessible to the public as the National Police Commission (Napolcom) has ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to create freedom of information (FOI) desks in all police territorial units nationwide.   Napolcom Vice Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio Casurao signed on April 17, 2018, Resolution No. 2018-182, approving the creation of an FOI section under the Public Information Division (PID) of the PNP Directorate for Police Community Relations (DPCR).       Casurao said the PID would be the primary repository of requests for access to information....Keep on reading: Napolcom orders PNP to form FOI desk in police offices.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

VP poll recount hits snag anew

The recount of votes in the 2016 vice presidential race hit another snag yesterday after airconditioning units in the venue bogged down......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

VP poll recount hits snag anew

The recount of votes in the 2016 vice presidential race hit another snag yesterday after airconditioning units in the venue bogged down......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

ICTSI South Pacific inks agreements with labor unions

INTERNATIONAL Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) said its units have signed agreements with Papua New Guinea Maritime Transport Workers Union (PNG MTWU), ahead of the opening of its Motukea International Terminal in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea in May. ICTSI South Pacific’s subsidiaries Motukea International Terminal Ltd. (MITL) and South Pacific International Container Terminal Ltd. […] The post ICTSI South Pacific inks agreements with labor unions appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Revolution Precrafted signs $300-million deal to supply residential units in the Carribean

REVOLUTION Precrafted Philippines, Inc. struck a $300-million deal with Trinidad and Tobago-based NOVO Development Ltd. to supply around 1,000 residential units in the Caribbean. In a statement issued Monday, the supplier of prefabricated structures said it has signed a franchise agreement with NOVO for the Caribbean and Latin American markets. This includes the island nations […] The post Revolution Precrafted signs $300-million deal to supply residential units in the Carribean appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

PNP pushes for close coordination at barangay level

The Philippine National Police is striving to establish a close coordination among its stakeholders at the barangay level to further improve its operations and achieve a full transformation of the 195,000-strong police organization. PNP pushes for close coordination at barangay level The Philippine National Police (PNP) is striving to establish a close coordination among its… link: PNP pushes for close coordination at barangay level.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Gov’t determined to work double time to improve plight of Filipinos

The administration is determined to work double time to improve the plight of Filipinos and would not be distracted by the political noise, Malacañang said today. Gov’t determined to work double time to improve plight of Filipinos The administration is determined to work double time to improve the plight of Filipinos and would not be… link: Gov’t determined to work double time to improve plight of Filipinos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018