OECD: Agri growth in PH still slow amid strong financial buffer

Among emerging economies, the Philippines had one of the highest rate of support to its farmers in the last three years, a report showed.   In its latest agricultural evaluation, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said the country gave out the biggest support to the sector at an average of 26 percent of the country's total gross farm receipts for 2015 to 2017.   This is higher than the OECD average of 18 percent and one of the highest among all emerging economies covered by the report, which included Brazil, Chile, South Africa, Thailand, Mexico, Malaysia, India and Indonesia, among others.   The dominant form of support to t...Keep on reading: OECD: Agri growth in PH still slow amid strong financial buffer.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 13th, 2018Related News

Revolution Precrafted bags $460-M contract in Brazil

Revolution Precrafted, which designs and builds prefabricated structures for clients around the world, announced a deal to supply homes and hotel villas in Brazil.   The company, founded by Filipino businessman Robbie Antonio, said the contract in Brazil was worth $460 million and would be located in an 80-hectare eco-resort development near Rio de Janeiro.   Revolution Precrafted said the contract involved the supply of "high end quality eco-sustainable designer homes and eco-friendly villas."   Specifically, it will design and supply one to three-bedroom homes and units measuring 50 to 200 square meters. It will also be supplying medium sized resort...Keep on reading: Revolution Precrafted bags $460-M contract in Brazil.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 13th, 2018Related News

Fifa s Van Basten critical of Neymar s World Cup theatrics

Brazil's Neymar lies on the ground during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/A.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2018Related News

Brazil prosecutors probe judge who ordered release of Lula

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Prosecutors in Brazil ordered an investigation Wednesday, July 11, of the appellate judge who caused a legal mess over the weekend , unsuccessfully ordering former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be freed. Attorney General Raquel Dodge ordered an investigation into the actions of appeals judge Rogerio Favreto, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 12th, 2018Related News

All those oh, so nears and more for England at World Cup

By Rob Harris, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — They sing of alcohol and agony, and of all those oh, so nears. The anguished English now have another line to add to the lyrics of "Three Lions": Football's not coming home. There was no penalty heartache this time, like in the semifinals at the 1990 World Cup or 1996 European Championship. But a 2-1 loss to Croatia in extra time stopped England from reaching its first World Cup final since 1966. "It hurts a lot," England striker Harry Kane said. "It's going to hurt for a while." The fans sang of 30 years of hurt in 1996. Two years later, they refreshed it to 32. But the Lightning Seeds, an English musical act, stopped producing updates after that. It's now 52 years and counting. England came very close on Wednesday. For more than an hour, Gareth Southgate's young team led Croatia before the weary, aging opposition sprung back into life at the Luzhniki Stadium. Now, on their way to St. Petersburg for a third-place playoff against Belgium, there are just so many agonizing misses to replay in their heads. Kane. Jesse Lingard. Raheem Sterling. Chances to build on the lead secured by Kieran Trippier's free kick in the fifth minute. While Trippier did Bend it like Beckham for his goal, this generation of England players is far removed from the celebrity-obsessed David Beckham-era that straddled the millennium. They even managed to win a game on penalties, breaking the streak of five tournament shootout losses, in the round of 16. "Wasn't to be this time," British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote on Twitter amid the latest Brexit turmoil within her government, "but it's been a great journey that's made the country proud." There is a genuine sense of warmth between this squad and its followers. The apathy of just four years ago — when the 90,000-capacity Wembley Stadium was more than half empty — replaced by a newfound affection for the national team under Southgate. Fans could relate to players like Kane, Trippier and John Stones, who toiled through lower leagues to eventually reach the pinnacle of the game. The coach even became an unlikely fashion icon. "If we have brought joy back home, which I know we have," Southgate said, "that has been worthwhile." Tens of thousands packed into Hyde Park in central London to watch Wednesday's match, roaring in delight and flinging beer in the air when Trippier scored. Thousands more made the journey from England to Russia, packing into the Luzhniki after shunning the group stage. Even after Mario Mandzukic's 109th-minute goal, a young squad was saluted for exceeding expectations with its deep progress in this year's tournament. "They are still maturing and Croatia have some hardened warriors," Southgate said. "They have broken through a number of barriers over the last few weeks. We have made such strides with our supporters." And still they sang , long after the final whistle as midnight approached, about "drinking all your vodka." There are sorrows to drown, but this was not an embarrassment for England. No need to rip up the script that has seen England recover from the humiliation of being denied a place at the 2008 European Championship by Croatia with a coaching blueprint instilled through all age groups winning titles. Champions last year at both the under-17 and under-20 World Cups, collecting the main prize will have to wait at least until 2022. A timepiece at the national team's St. George's Park base has been counting down to the final in Qatar. It was compared to the Doomsday Clock when new leadership took charge at the Football Association. But Southgate has real optimism that his team can hit its peak in the Gulf in four years — from Kane up front to Jordan Pickford in goal. "It's clear to everyone the progress that's been made in terms of the level of performances and the quality of the group," Southgate said. "This is a thoroughly different journey." English soccer has now had its reset moment. The country came to Russia to regain respect. From the ignominy of the failure to win a game at the 2014 World Cup to the meek collapse against Iceland in the round of 16 at Euro 2016. "This team has taken us to a place that we never thought we would ever have imagined we would get," Gary Neville, England's assistant coach during the Euro 2016 campaign, said on British broadcaster ITV. "They have taken the nation with them." For all the playfulness in practice with rubber chickens, splashing around with unicorns in a pool and the sense this was a group of friends having fun on an extended summer vacation, there was always a steely, winning mindset. There should be tinges of regret about falling short at a World Cup where defending champion Germany was eliminated in the group stage, and Argentina, Brazil and Spain fell before the semifinals. England does not appear in semifinals very often. Southgate was in the last one 22 years ago. A post-match news conference after the loss to Croatia looked like the last place he wanted to be. "I'm trying to get the balance right," Southgate said, "of recognizing that tonight was a wonderful opportunity for us and you can't guarantee that those opportunities will ever come again." Football will come home in two years when Wembley Stadium stages seven games, including the semifinals and final, at the 2020 European Championship. Southgate has to find a way to get his team one step further than in Russia. Without just coming oh, so near......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 12th, 2018Related News

Unmasking the MassKara: The hidden origin of Bacolod City’s festival

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines — Bacolod City’s annual MassKara Festival is among the country’s biggest celebrations similar to Rio Carnival in Brazil. MassKara, translated literally as “many faces”, is held every October and traces its official orgins to 1980 when the sugar industry was struggling and an unfortunate ferry accident left about 750 Negrenses dead. The […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopJul 9th, 2018Related News

Argentine pope consoles Brazil after World Cup exit

VATICAN CITY --- Pope Francis is trying to cheer up Brazilian soccer fans after the team's quarterfinal exit from the World Cup. The pope, an Argentine and an avid soccer fan, noted a preponderance of Brazilian flags on display in St. Peter's Square during his traditional Sunday blessing. He told the crowd: "I see a lot of Brazilian flags: Have courage! There'll be a next time." The five-time world champions left the World Cup empty handed after losing to Belgium in the quarterfinals, leaving only European teams contending for the title in Russia. Francis often meets with visiting national soccer teams, has a collection of gifted jerseys and frequently promotes the value ...Keep on reading: Argentine pope consoles Brazil after World Cup exit.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 8th, 2018Related News

Filipino fighters go 1-1 in ONE China card

Filipino fighters split their matchups in ONE Championship: Battle for the Heavens at Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium in China on Saturday. Robin Catalan (8-3) of Catalan Fighting System submitted Indonesia's Adrian Matheis (with a heel hook two minutes and 10 seconds into the second round to earn his second straight win and third victory in four fights. Team Lakay's Gina Iniong, however, didn't get the result she wanted after losing to Brazil's Istela Nunes via unanimous decision. Iniong (7-4) has hit a bit of a slump, droppping her second fight in three outings after establishing a three-bout winning streak. In the main event, Taiwan's Kai Ting Chuang put on a counter-attack...Keep on reading: Filipino fighters go 1-1 in ONE China card.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 8th, 2018Related News

Belgium stuns ‘bitter’ Brazil to reach World Cup semis

KAZAN ARENA (AFP) - Brazil coach Tite said defeat to Belgium was “very hard for us to swallow” after the Red Devils ended Brazil’s hopes of a record sixth World Cup crown. England meanwhile will bid to end their 28-year wait to reach a World Cup semifinal when they face….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJul 7th, 2018Related News

France reaches World Cup semifinals, beats Uruguay 2-0

By STEPHEN WADE,  AP Sports Writer NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Antoine Griezmann's fluke goal helped France earn a place in the World Cup semifinals. Griezmann scored with a shot that bounced off the hands of the opposing goalkeeper and into the net, giving France a 2-0 victory over Uruguay on Friday. The 1998 champions will next face either Brazil or Belgium on Tuesday in St. Petersburg. Griezmann's shot in the 61st minute went right into the hands of goalkeeper Fernando Muslera. But the ball popped off his palms and looped over his head and into the net. Raphael Varane scored for France with a header in the 40th minute. Griezmann sent in a free kick from the right side and Varane raced across the area. He got his head to the ball and sent it into the far corner behind Muslera. France went on to reach the World Cup final the last two times it advanced to the semifinals. It won its only World Cup in 1998 on home soil, and in 2006 lost to Italy on penalties......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 6th, 2018Related News

Belgium eliminates Brazil from World Cup, wins 2-1

By ROB HARRIS,  AP Global Soccer Writer KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 32 years by holding off five-time champion Brazil 2-1 Friday, sending Neymar home without living up to the expectations of being soccer's most expensive player. Kevin De Bruyne put Belgium up 2-0 by completing a counterattack led by Romelu Lukaku in the 31st minute. The opener came after a bit of good fortune. Fernandinho's trailing arm inadvertently helped Belgium captain Vincent Kompany's header land in his own net in the 13th. As Belgium lost cohesiveness in the second half and Brazil's changes stirred the team, substitute Renato Augusto reduced the deficit with a header in the 76th. But it was too late for Brazil to muster an equalizer as efforts to force the game into extra time were thwarted by Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Belgium will face France in the semifinals on Tuesday in St. Petersburg......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 6th, 2018Related News

P3-M shabu seized in Bacolod raid

BACOLOD CITY: Authorities seized about P3 million worth of shabu from two alleged pushers during a buy-bust in Purok Bangrus, Barangay 1, Bacolod City, on Wednesday night. Operatives of the City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) arrested Rayden Palomero and Rica Mitch. Records showed that Palomero is a newly-identified drug suspect. Recovered were 16 sachets of about 260 [...] The post P3-M shabu seized in Bacolod raid appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJul 6th, 2018Related News

Brazil coach Tite not a fan of penalty shootouts

Brazil head coach Tite, left, talks to his player Neymar during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2,.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 6th, 2018Related News

Brazil measles outbreak kills 7-month-old boy

RIO DE JANEIRO --- A 7-month-old boy has become the first person to die in the measles outbreak that has hit Manaus, capital of Brazil's northern jungle state of Amazonas. Manaus' city government said Thursday the baby died on June 28, three days after being hospitalized with symptoms of the disease. Lab tests confirmed the boy had measles. The measles outbreak began in March after cases were imported from neighboring Venezuela, where health services have largely collapsed. Since then, 271 cases of the disease have been confirmed in Manaus. Hardships in Venezuela have sent more than 1 million people fleeing to neighboring countries, sometimes bringing disease with them. There...Keep on reading: Brazil measles outbreak kills 7-month-old boy.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 6th, 2018Related News

Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio opens up about her reproductive issues

Reproductive issues is never an easy topic to talk about and Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio knows that in its entirety.She has a son named Philipwho is now four years old, but in2016 she suffered a miscarriage. Last night, she published a video on her YouTubechannelwhere sheopenly talks about her reproductive issues and how she is dealing with it. During one of her checkups with different specialists, it was revealed that she also suffered a miscarriage in 2017. After multiple tests (she was a little nervous during a blood extraction), different doctors, and even medications, she was finally given a go signal to try to have a baby. Philip was even the one to share the good news with his pap...Keep on reading: Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio opens up about her reproductive issues.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 6th, 2018Related News

Brazil labor minister suspended amid fraud probe

  SAO PAULO --- Brazil's labor minister was suspended Thursday by a Supreme Court justice as part of an investigation into fraud.   Helton Yomura cannot enter the Labor Ministry's offices or have contact with its staff, said Joana Dantas, a ministry press officer.   Yomura's removal is another blow to President Michel Temer's administration, which has already seen several ministers resign amid scandal. Temer himself has faced allegations of corruption twice, but Congress voted both times to spare him a trial while he remains in office. He denied wrongdoing.   Late Thursday, Temer appointed his close ally Eliseu Padilha to serve as interim labo...Keep on reading: Brazil labor minister suspended amid fraud probe.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 6th, 2018Related News

Belgium not losing sleep over Brazil

MOSCOW, Russia – Belgium’s veteran defender Vincent Kompany said Brazil is the best team in the World Cup, but his side is not losing any sleep at the prospect of playing it. The most talented Belgium team for decades faces the ultimate test on Friday when it takes on the five-time winner in Kazan for […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJul 6th, 2018Related News

Big guns promise all-out war in World Cup Last 8

WIN OR GO HOME MOSCOW, Russia — The World Cup hit the pause button on Wednesday as the eight remaining teams geared up for the quarterfinals after England became the final side to qualify following a penalty shootout win against Colombia. Neymar’s Brazil is the favorite to win a record-extending sixth World Cup at Moscow’s […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJul 6th, 2018Related News

P3M ‘shabu’ stash seized in Bacolod

BACOLOD City – The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is investigating if the two suspected drug dealers who yielded P3-million worth of suspected shabu are part of a drug ring here. The City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) led by Superintendent Victorino Romanillos collared Reyden Palomero, 34, of Barangay Catabla, Talisay City, Negros Occidental; and Rica […] The post P3M ‘shabu’ stash seized in Bacolod appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJul 6th, 2018Related News

P3M worth of drugs seized in Bacolod

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – Police arrested a former seaman and a woman in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 1 here Wednesday night, July 4.  High-value target Rayden Palomero of Talisay City and Rica Mitch Villalon of Barangay Banago  yielded P3 million worth of suspected shabu after the City Drug Enforcement Unit ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 5th, 2018Related News