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Zagat survey reveals biggest tippers, spenders in US dining

The results of Zagat's latest National Dining Trends survey for the United States sheds light on the country's most generous tippers, most expensive dining cities and the biggest deal breakers that put off diners today. For the survey, the burgundy guide asked 13,000 diners about everything from their spending habits to social media influences and dining do's and don'ts. Here are a few highlights: Nation's biggest tippers That distinction goes to Philadelphians, who tip an average of 20 percent, compared to the national average of 18 percent. Diners in Denver and Washington D.C. trail not far behind, at 19 percent. The trend to eliminate the practice of tipping, meanwhile, has...Keep on reading: Zagat survey reveals biggest tippers, spenders in US dining.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 13th, 2018

2019 elections preview: New names and alliances, old faces and surprises

With just around a year before the country heads back to the  polls, the recent Pulse Asia survey on possible senatorial hopefuls has set politics-savvy Filipinos abuzz. The list of 58 possible candidates for next year’s race reveals not just the turning of the tide through new alliances, but an old guard that refuses to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Zagat on the menu for restaurant review site Infatuation

SAN FRANCISCO — Restaurant review new-comer The Infatuation announced Monday a deal to buy veteran Zagat from Google for an undisclosed amount. Since Google bought Zagat a little more than six years ago for a reported $151 million, the long-established service for evaluating dining experiences has seen appetites turn to Internet age services such as […] The post Zagat on the menu for restaurant review site Infatuation appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

Donnie Nietes open to moving up to 115-pounds

In two days, Donnie Nietes has arguably has one of his biggest fights in front of him, as he makes his HBO debut in an IBF Flyweight world title defense against Argentina’s Juan Carlos Reveco on the Superfly 2 card in The Forum, Los Angeles. Against Reveco, Nietes will be taking on a two-division world champion and someone who has an almost identical record, so it won’t be a cakewalk by any means. While Nietes isn’t taking anything for granted, nor is he taking Reveco lightly, talks of the future have surfaced, and the three division champion says he’s open to moving up in weight, should he be victorious against Reveco on Saturday. Speaking through ALA Promotions CEO Michael Aldeguer, Nietes reveals that he’s always intended to move up to Super Flyweight, and has his sights set on either of the Superfly 2 main eventers, reigning WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai or challenger Juan Francisco Estrada. “He’s always had plans to move up in weight, he wants to see what’s out there.” Aldeguer said. “If Ruingvisai is available, or Estrada, he’s always wanted to fight Estrada, even before, he wanted to fight Estrada at 112 but now he’s moved up to 115. He’s focused on Saturday, but he’s also open to move up in weight. If he wins on Saturday, he wants to move up to 115 and fight anybody out there.” Another intriguing matchup for Nietes at 115, should he decide to make the jump, is former pound-for-pound king Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzales. Nietes has long called for a match against the Nicaraguan, but it has never come to fruition. After losing back-to-back fights against Rungvisai for the WBC title, Chocolatito has expressed interest in fighting Nietes for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight title in Nicaragua. Nietes says that should the fight happen, it should happen in neutral ground. “He’s always wanted to fight Chocolatito, but with Chocolatito being a champion and him being a champion, we think it’s best to fight in a neutral country, maybe in the US.” And while consecutive losses has bumped Chocolatito off the top of the pound-for-pound rankings, Nietes believes that the Nicaraguan is still a stern test for anyone, including himself. “He still feels that Chocolatito is one of the great fighters. He just felt that maybe he wasn’t training or wasn’t in top shape in the last fight, but he knows he’s still a great fighter.” For Aldeguer, nothing is set in stone and everything would depend on Saturday’s contest against Reveco. “If he does win impressively on Saturday, hopefully we’ll see if he has to stay at 112 or move up to 115.”  “Of course names have always been there like ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzales, he wants to fight the winner of Rungvisai versus Estrada, Cuardas is there, so there’s a lot at stake for Donnie, he knows what’s there, he just has to take care of business on Saturday.” Aldeguer added.   H/T: Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News   Donnie Nietes defends his IBF Flyweight World Title agaisnt Argentina's Juan Carlos Reveco on Superfly 2! Catch the telecast on Sunday, February 25 at 3:30 PM on ABS-CBN channel 2 and 6:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23 (Replay February 28, 7:00 PM).....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Ad Summit Pilipinas 2018 Reveals Roster of Speakers

[Editor's note: The following is a press release from Ad Summit Pilipinas] MANILA, Philippines – The biggest advertising and marketing event of the year is fast coming! Ad Summit Pilipinas 2018 is definitely jam-packed with ROI, as it announces its latest batch of speakers who will grace the event. Themed "DIY Your ROI," this year's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

MMFF reveals 2017 box office sales, ranking

MANILA, Philippines — Vice Ganda regained his throne as the biggest star of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) when his movie “Gandarrapido: The Revenger.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

Mindanaoans most optimistic about Christmas, until...

MANILA, Philippines – Mindanaoans were the most optimistic among Filipinos about Christmas 2017, according to a survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). Up to 84% of the residents in the country's second biggest island expected a "happy" Christmas, even higher than their 78% from 2016.  The survey, however, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

Factory output expansion slowest in nearly 6 years

By Christine J. S. Castañeda Senior Researcher INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION saw its biggest drop in almost six years in October, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday. In its latest Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI), the PSA said the volume of production index — a measure of factory output — contracted by 6.5% in […] The post Factory output expansion slowest in nearly 6 years appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Oct. sees less jobs, but quality improves

THE RANKS of jobless Filipinos grew in October, but job quality saw the biggest improvement in more than a decade, according to latest labor data which the government released on Tuesday. The preliminary results of the Labor Force Survey (LFS) conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) put the unemployment rate at five percent in […] The post Oct. sees less jobs, but quality improves appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Oct. sees less jobs, but quality improves

THE RANKS of jobless Filipinos grew in October, but job quality saw the biggest improvement in more than a decade, according to latest labor data which the government released on Tuesday. The preliminary results of the Labor Force Survey (LFS) conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) put the unemployment rate at five percent in… link: Oct. sees less jobs, but quality improves.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

US, China and France were biggest overseas spenders in Canada this summer

International tourists to Canada helped pump US$4.4 billion into the local economy over the summer months, thanks in large part to American, Chinese and French visitors who were the country's top three spenders. According to the 2017 Summer Travel Snapshot report released Wednesday, visitor spending rose 12 percent during the months of May to September, compared to the same summer period last year. The report was prepared jointly between Visa Canada and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and is based on international Visa cardholder spending. The United States, China and France represent the biggest overseas spenders in Canada. A further breakdown of U.S. s...Keep on reading: US, China and France were biggest overseas spenders in Canada this summer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

French chef leads top 100 chefs ranking

Michel Troisgros, of the storied Maison Troisgros restaurant in southwest France, has been voted this year's top chef by his fellow Michelin-starred colleagues, in an international survey which was revealed in Monaco on Sunday. Organized by the French industry magazine Le Chef, the 2018 edition of the "100 Chefs" list asked 552 international chefs who hold two to three Michelin stars to name the five chefs they believe represent the best of the profession, create the most influential cuisine, and helm a must-visit restaurant. Winners were announced at the Chefs World Summit in Monaco Sunday night. This year, Troisgros earned the biggest respect of his peers, taking the top s...Keep on reading: French chef leads top 100 chefs ranking.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2017

“STEM Education in Asia Pacific” Research Reveals Students’ Interest in STEM is Strong in the Region, But Students and Teachers Need More Resources

Amgen Asia and the New York Academy of Sciences’ Global STEM Alliance (GSA), today announced the results of the “STEM Education in Asia Pacific“ survey. The survey, conducted by an independent third-party research firm, polled... The post “STEM Education in Asia Pacific” Research Reveals Students’ Interest in STEM is Strong in the Region, But Students and Teachers Need More Resources appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 27th, 2017

Filipino cuisine to become biggest ethnic food trend of 2018, says report

After Thai, Vietnamese and Korean cuisines, Filipino foods will get their time in the spotlight next year as the top trending ethnic cuisine of 2018. So says New York-based restaurant consultancy group Baum + Whiteman in their annual trendspotting report, which predicted the foods and dining concepts that will become increasingly popular in hotels and restaurants next year. Like other immigrant populations before it, growing Filipino communities across the United States --- from caretakers, nurses, tech and hospitality workers --- have given rise to interest in Filipino cuisine, says the group. In 2018, expect to see that interest bring Filipino cuisine into the mainstream d...Keep on reading: Filipino cuisine to become biggest ethnic food trend of 2018, says report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2017

PH the worst place to drive, Waze survey reveals

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is the worst place to drive, according to self-reports of users of the navigation app Waze, in the 2017 edition of the app's  Waze Driver Satisfaction Index. The Waze Driver Satisfaction Index analyzed the driving experience of its millions of monthly active Waze users in 39 countries and 217 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Confidence of CEOs high even as it slips

THE PHILIPPINES is expected to be among Asia Pacific’s “biggest domestic investment winners” this year, according to an annual survey of multinational professional services provider PwC that nevertheless showed confidence among business leaders in the country slipping from 2016. “The biggest domestic investment winners will be Vietnam, Russia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia,” PwC said […] The post Confidence of CEOs high even as it slips appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

North Korea preparing more missile launches, says South – BBC News

South Korea says it has seen indications that the North is preparing more missile launches, possibly an intercontinental ballistic missile. Defence officials have been briefing parliament in Seoul after the North's test of a nuclear bomb at the weekend. The South has responded to the test with live-fire exercises, with both ground- and air-launched rockets. The US has warned that any threat to itself or its allies would be met with a &'8220;massive military response&'8221;. The North says it tested a hydrogen bomb that can fit on to a long-range missile. Pyongyang has repeatedly defied UN sanctions and international pressure by developing nuclear weapons and testing missiles, and the provocations have only intensified. launches, possibly an intercontinental ballistic missile. Defence officials have been briefing parliament in Seoul after the North's test of a nuclear bomb at the weekend. The South has responded to the test with live-fire exercises, with both ground- and air-launched rockets. The US has warned that any threat to itself or its allies would be met with a &'8220;massive military response&'8221;. The North says it tested a hydrogen bomb that can fit on to a long-range missile. Pyongyang has repeatedly defied UN sanctions and international pressure by developing nuclear weapons and testing missiles, and the provocations have only intensified. In the past two months it has conducted intercontinental ballistic missile tests, sending one over mainland Japan into the Pacific Ocean. It has also threatened to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam. The United Nations Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting later on Monday to discuss its response. Ahead of that meeting, South Korea and Japan's leaders had agreed to push for a stronger UN resolution on North Korea, said a South Korean presidential palace spokesman. The Security Council last imposed sanctions in August, targeting North Korean exports. Chang Kyung-soo, a defence ministry official, told parliament: &'8220;We have continued to see signs of possibly more ballistic missile launches. We also forecast North Korea could fire an intercontinental ballistic missile.&'8221; The ministry also told parliament the US would seek to deploy a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to seas off the peninsula. It also said there would be more live-fire drills this month, involving Taurus air-to-surface missiles mounted on F-15 jets. Monday's drills by the South simulated the targeting of the Punggye-ri nuclear site in Kilju County, where North Korea carried out its bomb test. &'8220;The training demonstrates the South Korean military's resolve to destroy not only the origin of provocation but also the enemy's leadership and supporting forces if they threaten the security of our people,&'8221; army spokesman Col Roh Jae-cheon is quoted as saying by South Korea's Yonhap news agency. South Korea and the US had also agreed &'8220;in principle&'8221; to revise current guidelines so that the South could double the maximum payload of its ballistic missiles, Yonhap also reported. On Sunday, seismologists started picking up readings of an earth tremor in the area where North Korea had conducted nuclear tests before The US Geological Survey put the tremor at 6.3 magnitude. North Korean state media later confirmed it was no earthquake, claiming it was in fact its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, detonating what it said was a hydrogen bomb that could be loaded on to a long-range missile. Pyongyang then released pictures of leader Kim Jong-un with what state media said was a new type of hydrogen bomb. Officials in China, where the blast was felt as a tremor, said they were carrying out emergency radiation testing along the border with North Korea. &'160; Although experts have urged caution, Sunday's event appears to be the biggest and most successful nuclear test by North Korea to date &'' and the messaging is clear: North Korea wants to demonstrate it knows what makes a credible nuclear warhead. It's become a war of photographs, for a few hours at least. After Sunday's underground nuclear test in the North, the government in the South released images of its own missiles launched at dawn. It's the second time in a week that Seoul has responded with a test bombing run. That's in addition to the show of military might that was on display in its annual exercise with US forces at the end of last month. That enraged Pyongyang, as it does every year, and there are more missiles on the way. South Korea is expected to approve the deployment of the US missile defence system known as Thaad (Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense) &'' an environmental impact report is the final hurdle. But that involves a fourth party. China has criticised the system, claiming it threatens its security. The nuclear test prompted an angry response from US President Donald Trump who denounced the test as &'8220;hostile&'8221; and &'8220;dangerous&'8221;, and called the North a &'8220;rogue nation&'8221;. He added that the US was considering stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea, which relies on China for about 90% of its foreign trade. US Defence Secretary James Mattis later told reporters that while the US would respond to any threat &'8220;with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming&'8221;, although they were &'8220;not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea&'8221;. A White House statement also said that Washington would defend itself and its allies &'8220;using the full range of diplomatic, conventional, and nuclear capabilities at our disposal&'8221;. South Korean President Moon Jae-in called the test an &'8220;absurd strategic mistake&'8221; [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2017

SweetRing Reveals a New Survey: Will Women Sacrifice Their Jobs for Families?

SweetRing Reveals a New Survey: Will Women Sacrifice Their Jobs for Families?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 9th, 2017

OLX data reveals: Gen Y Pinoy dads biggest market for 2nd hand cars

OLX data reveals: Gen Y Pinoy dads biggest market for 2nd hand cars.....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 5th, 2017

Home Credit survey reveals millennials preferences

Home Credit survey reveals millennials preferences.....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 17th, 2017

Who are Asean’s biggest military spenders, really?

Who are Asean’s biggest military spenders, really?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 14th, 2017