WhatsApp co-founder says it’s about time Facebook was deleted

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton spoke out regarding the current Facebook crisis by asking users to delete the app. Acton tweeted a short message saying "It is time." with the hashtag #deletefacebook. His FB page is also no longer accessible. Facebook is currently under intense scrutiny following whistleblower Christopher Wylie's reveal of user data being misused by Cambridge Analytica to profile United States voters during the presidential elections in 2014. Last month, Hollywood actor Jim Carrey also opted out of Facebook and announced it in a tweet. He cited Russian interference in the elections as one of his reasons for quitting. In September 2017, Acton announ...Keep on reading: WhatsApp co-founder says it’s about time Facebook was deleted.....»»

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‘Rick and Morty’ creator can’t make season 4 because ‘it hasn’t been ordered’

Dan Harmon, the man behind the Adult Swim animated series "Rick and Morty," said in a tweet that he couldn't write about a fourth season because it hasn't been ordered yet. Harmon answered a netizen tweet demanding that he finish work on season 4 while berating him as a "lazy alcoholic." He pointed out that it could be difficult to "write a show that hasn't been ordered by a network." Harmon also said "crippling lazy alcoholism" added to the challenge. The tweet from Harmon suggests that the future of "Rick and Morty" is currently uncertain--a surprising development considering season 3 of the series delivered the highest ratings in Adult Swim's history, as reported by Dead...Keep on reading: ‘Rick and Morty’ creator can’t make season 4 because ‘it hasn’t been ordered’.....»»

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[OPINION] Divorce and the religious response

The tide has shifted. In a matter of years public opinion has changed in favor of legalizing divorce. In 2005 only 43% of adult Filipinos agreed that separated couples should be allowed to divorce. At that time 45% disagreed. In 2017, those who agreed increased to 53% while ........»»

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IN PHOTOS: Art of War Wrestling s debut show Genesis

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Philippine Impression '2 – Manila Picture

South East Asia is full of smiles.! Image published by achimvoss on 2017-03-05 01:07:20 and used under Creative Commons license. Tagged: , Black and White , Philippines , Asian , Asia , Manila , Woman , South East Asia , Achim Voss , Worker , restaurant link: Philippine Impression #2 – Manila Picture.....»»

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DOC VOLLEYBALL: Out-serving the Competition

In what turned out to be another too-close-to-call five-set thriller between the DLSU Lady Spikers and FEU Tamaraws, both teams duked it out to claim the top spot, which was crucial in cementing a good position for the Final Four moving forward. Being the top two teams in the serving department, both DLSU and FEU relied heavily on their service prowess to edge out each other. On one hand, the Lady Spikers needed to challenge the passers of FEU as the latter’s bread and butter attack is the combination x-play while FEU needed to ensure that they're serving tough enough to prevent Queen Spiker Majoy Baron from winding up for the quick attack, which is one of the defending champion’s strongest suit. Both team’s serving performance was perhaps the best determining factor in the scoring trend for each set. Just by looking at the serve performance, the outcome of the game could be relatively easy to predict. Set 1: DLSU 25 - FEU 17 DLSU took command of the first set coming off strong with aggressive services from Des Cheng early on. Her low and flat jump floaters ensured that FEU was not able to execute the combination play early on. The Lady Spikers took full command of the set when Queen Spiker Majoy Baron ran a nine consecutive serving stint with four disrupting FEU’s attack pattern. DLSU had a 96% serving efficiency with only 1 error out of 24 attempts. On the other hand, FEU started slow with their serving game gaining ground only with services from Jerrili Malabanan and Chin Basas midway. FEU had a respectable 86% efficiency with 3 errors out of 17 attempts. Set 2: FEU 25 - DLSU 21 The second set was too close to call as both teams were neck and neck in tying the set as well as several lead changes. The trend of the set was consistent with their serving pattern as both DLSU and FEU tallied a remarkable serving efficiency of 90% and 88%, respectively. What FEU did better however was they had a higher percentage of excellent serves at 46% compared to DLSU’s 39%. This goes to show that despite the almost similar efficiency, FEU had better quality or excellent serves that either resulted to aces or disruption of DLSU’s attack pattern. Set 3: FEU 25 - DLSU 16 In the third set, DLSU came out strong with the usual suspect Baron forcing FEU to do broken plays with her services. It was not until Basas made a series of aggressive serves midway where FEU started to take a commanding lead. Despite a couple of service errors early on, the Lady Tamaraws ensured consistent tough serving towards the end with a couple of aces in between. FEU tallied an 88% serving efficiency with a whopping 50% excellent serves out of 24 attempts whereas DLSU had an efficiency of 82% with an unusal 35% excellent serves out of a relatively lower 17 attempts. In line with that, FEU had a total of two service aces while DLSU had none. Set 4: DLSU 25 - FEU 20 The fourth set was a reflection of the second set, but in the favor DLSU. Both teams once again had commendable serving efficiency with DLSU at 88% and with FEU at 90%. The difference however was once again with the quality of serves. The Lady Spikers had a solid 12 excellent serves out of 24 attempts (50%) while the Lady Tamaraws showed less aggressive serving at eight excellent serves out of 21 attempts (38%). It has to be noted as well that FEU’s excellent services were during the early parts of the fourth set when they were neck and neck with DLSU. Set 5: DLSU 15 - FEU 5 Though it seemed to be a tight match by the fifth set started, DLSU came out strong with Mich Cobb at the service line to quell FEU’s hopes of exacting their revenge. Though both teams were immaculate with their efficiency, the Lady Spikers were able to limit the Lady Tamaraws to just five service attempts throughout the set. In addition, DLSU had 11 excellent services out of 15 attempts with much credit to Cobb and Baron splitting almost all the services all throughout. Serving 101 With three of the best serving teams (DLSU, FEU, ADMU) currently on the upper half of the league, the serve is a reliable indicator of how good a team is performing. Unlike any other aspect of the sport, the serve is the only skill where the outcome is determined by the player alone. The goal of the serve can be simplified into two simple keys. The serve aims to either get quick points through aces or get the opposing team out of system. In addition, especially in top level of play where teams do intensive scouting, teams set up reception patterns based on the strongest servers of their opponents. In the league right now, two types of serves predominate which are the standing float and jump float. Regardless if jumping or standing, the goal of the serve and more importantly, the mechanics by which a good serve is achieved remains the same. A good floater starts with the point of contact. To ensure that the flight of the ball will be flat, the contact should be right smack at the middle of the ball. Since the ball utilized in the league (dimpled Mikasa) is designed to float and fall fast, minimizing the height of the serve to around 2 feet above the tape ensures that the physics of the ball is being used to the advantage. A low and flat serve also diminishes the time for the opposing passer to track the ball, shuffle step to location, and establish a platform. Lastly, the location of the target is equally important as serving into either zone 5 or zone 1 ensures that either the middles mess up their approach or the setter gets blind sided in setting up the play. Perhaps the best example of good serving throughout the game is from Majoy Baron who had a good share of consecutive excellent services and aces. Baron goes up for a jump float to get a decent initial height and contacts the ball right at the center for a flat trajectory. With the ball just within a foot above the net, her services limited the time for FEU’s passers to establish a solid passing form in a good number of attempt. In addition, she was able to target zone 5 consistently ensuring that FEU’s middles not being able to approach consistently.      .....»»

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Growth mainstays in focus for 2018

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter STRONGER consumption coupled with the government’s infrastructure push will drive economic growth this year, S&P Global Ratings said, as exports are likely to normalize from last year’s record pace. “After strong export contributions in the middle of 2017, we expect the traditional pillars of growth — consumption and […] The post Growth mainstays in focus for 2018 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Quizons mourning 2 deaths in 11 days

  The Quizon family is in mourning after two of its members, Raul "Rolly" and Geraldino "Dino" Quizon, passed away only 11 days apart. "We're saddened by the untimely demise of our dear brothers. Please pray for their eternal repose," actor-director Eric Quizon said in a statement sent to the Inquirer. Rolly, one of the late show biz legend Dolphy's sons with actress Engracia Dominguez, died on March 15 at the Capitol Medical Center, reportedly after suffering a stroke and going into comatose. He was 59. Dino, the Comedy King's son with actress Gloria Smith, died on March 4 in the United Sates, where he was based. The cause wasn't disclosed. He was 45. "Now, they'...Keep on reading: Quizons mourning 2 deaths in 11 days.....»»

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PAGCOR to rely on offshore gaming to meet P65-B target

THE PHILIPPINE Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) has set a P65-billion gaming revenue target this year, which it expects to generate largely through the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) segment amid a moratorium on “integrated resorts” or casinos. The target is about 13.36% greater than the P57.34 billion revenue raised in 2017. “Now our target, […] The post PAGCOR to rely on offshore gaming to meet P65-B target appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Ayala Corp. drops after Mitsubishi sells shares

SHARES in Ayala Corp. fell sharply on Tuesday after a key shareholder sold a block of shares at a steep discount to the prevailing market price. Ayala shares plunged 7.23% — the biggest decline since September 2017 — to settle at P937 each at the close of trades on Tuesday after Mitsubishi Corp. unloaded 8.5 […] The post Ayala Corp. drops after Mitsubishi sells shares appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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High-end art sales boom in 2017, but it’s only a partial rebound

ZURICH — The works of great artists buoyed the art market last year and none did more than Leonardo da Vinci, whose Salvator Mundi sold to great fanfare for $450 million in New York in November. Global art sales grew 12% to an estimated $63.7 billion after two years of falling sales, said a report […] The post High-end art sales boom in 2017, but it’s only a partial rebound appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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CLI sets nearly P9-billion capex for 2018

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter CEBU LANDMASTERS, Inc. (CLI) is accelerating spending this year to P8.8 billion, after posting double-digit growth that allowed the company to breach its P1.2-billion net income target in 2017. In a presentation to investors posted Tuesday, the company said the capex program will be used for project development and land […] The post CLI sets nearly P9-billion capex for 2018 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Hailing MSMEs’ Achievements at Go Lokal!’s Buyers’ Day 2018

20 March 2018 – The Go Lokal!’s Buyers’ Day 2018 held on March 08, 2017 was a huge success. The Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) East Wing Showroom in Makati City was overflowing with guests who came to witness the momentous event celebrating the accomplishments of Go Lokal!’s noble initiative that supports our country’s micro, […].....»»

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Vigan City all set for Palarong Pambansa in April

Vigan City is ready to roll out the red carpet for the more than 15,000 delegates from the country’s 17 regions expected to converge in the Ilocos Sur capital for this year’s hosting of the Palarong Pambansa next month. Department of Education Undersecretary Tonisito Umali made the pronouncement on behalf of the provincial government after personally inspecting the different venues where the various sports events for the April 15-21 meet will be held. “Vigan is definitely ready. The province hosted a regional qualifier of the Batang Pinoy last year and that shows its readiness to stage such big multi-sports event such as the Palaro,” said Umali during the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at the Tapa King Restaurant at Farmers Market in Cubao on Tuesday. “We had our final technical conference meeting a couple of weeks ago para tingnan sa huling pagkakataon yung preparation ng lalawigan. And no doubt, the facilities are of international standards. Handang-handa na sila,” said the Deped official. “Overall, I would say Vigan, Ilocos Sur is definitely ready.” Umali said DepEd expects the official athlete-delegates to be at around 12,000 competing in 21 regular sports events featured in the secondary level and 15 in the elementary side of the event for student-athletes 18-year-old-and-below. Perennial champion National Capital Region is again favored to win the overall title this year, although Umali noted the emerging rivalry between Calabarzon/Southern Tagalog and Western Visayas regions, which engaged in a close-battle for runner-up finish in the 2017 edition of the annual event held in Antique. In addition, Negros Island Region, which placed fourth last year, has now been made part of Regions 6 (Negros Occidental - Western Visayas) and 7 (Negros Oriental - Central Visayas). “So we’ll have to see ano ang effect pag ibinalik ulit as Regions 6 and 7 yung Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental,” added Umali in the session presented by San Miguel Corp., Tapa King, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. DepEd will continue to hold the demo sports of pencak silat, aero gymnastics, and dance sports, the same thing with the special Para events in aquatics, track and field, bocce, and goal ball. Being summer season, Umali said the Palaro will observe the same practice of not holding games from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “All games to be held during that time are indoor events,” said the government official. There will also be water dispensers stationed at the different sports venues for both athletes and officials, medical ambulances, doctors, and nurses are also on standby in both the playing court and billeting quarters, as well as police personnel. Umali also said the host province will be providing transportation unit for those coming from the Visayas and Mindanao regions which will carry them all the way to Vigan. “This is the first time the host LGU will shoulder transportation means or cost by providing buses to our athletes from Mindanao and the Visayas coming from a drop-off point lang. And lahat sila dadalhin sa Vigan, Ilocos Sur ng libre,” he said......»»

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SSS revenues exceed target in 2017

The Social Security System (SSS) breached its revenue target in 2017 on the back of its intensified collection efforts. In a statement sent to reporters on Monday, the state pension fund said it booked P200.5 billion in total earnings from members’ contribution and investment as well as other income last year......»»

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Maynilad: sustained pipe-laying has expanded water line by 68%

West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) installed 38 kilometers of new water pipes in 2017, expanding its water distribution line to 7,675 kilometers— or 68% longer than the length of the distribution network in 2007 when Maynilad was re-privatized......»»

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Cebu Landmasters’ 2017 profit surges 66% to P1.29 billion

Cebu Landmasters, Inc. (CLI) delivered a 66% increase in net income in 2017, allowing it to breach its profit target of P1.2 billion for the year. The Cebu-based property developer disclosed on Tuesday, March 20, that its net income stood at P1.294 billion last year, after revenues likewise climbed by 66% to P3.929 billion. “We […] The post Cebu Landmasters’ 2017 profit surges 66% to P1.29 billion appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Powell’s Federal Reserve to show policy caution, shun political friction

WASHINGTON — Jerome Powell heads for his first interest rate increase as Federal Reserve Chairman this week with an unanswered question looming above others: could his optimism about the US economy lead to more hikes than markets have prepared for? Powell’s public comments and Reuters conversations with his Fed colleagues since January, when he was […] The post Powell’s Federal Reserve to show policy caution, shun political friction appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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SSS breaches 2017 target revenue

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Social innovator obtains recognized as newest global Ashoka Fellow

ASHOKA, together with Globe Telecom, recently recognized social innovator and chief executive officer and founder of BagoSphere, Zhihan Lee, as an Ashoka Fellow. With this recognition, Lee will receive further support to provide high quality digital and soft skills training to rural and out-of-school youth through his work in BagoSphere. In 2017, Globe engaged Ashoka […] The post Social innovator obtains recognized as newest global Ashoka Fellow appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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