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Chinese New Year: Leadership and the people

Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is the most popular holiday in China, one that Chinese people all over the world enjoy with their families. It is understood that Chinese New Year has to be spent with family and friends back home......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2019Related News

A holiday symphony

"Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful…”.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

China s red packets go digital over Lunar New Year

SHANGHAI, China – More than 820 million electronic "red packets" were sent over China's Lunar New Year holiday , leading social media platform WeChat said, as the centuries-old practice of exchanging monetary gifts increasingly goes digital.  WeChat, which is owned by Chinese internet giant Tencent, said the tally was reached over a 6-day ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

Index may resume uptrend this week

The stock market may resume its uptrend this week after the Chinese New Year holiday last week, traders said......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceFeb 11th, 2019Related News

Koreans mourn overworked doctor’s death

SEOUL ---A funeral was held Sunday for emergency doctor Yoon Han-deok, who died of a heart attack at his office and whose death cast light on the difficult working conditions faced by emergency medical staff. Yoon, head of the National Emergency Medical Center, was found dead on Monday during the Lunar New Year holiday. Yoon, who often had to work through the night, is believed to have died due to overwork. The official cause of death was sudden cardiac arrest. Some 300 family members, colleagues, friends and ordinary South Koreans gathered at the National Medical Center on Sunday morning to attend his funeral, pledging to carry on his work to enhance the country's emergency medical ...Keep on reading: Koreans mourn overworked doctor’s death.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 10th, 2019Related News

Free chocolates, serenades, promo codes, and more from Grab this Valentine’s Day

MANILA, Philippines — Going solo this Valentine’s Day? For the single and the broken-hearted, this holiday can seem like a particularly lonely one. The constant societal pressure to find a romantic partner reaches an all-time high during this time. But should you feel the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 10th, 2019Related News

Untraded Davis scores 32, Pelicans beat Wolves, 122-117

By BRETT MARTEL,  AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis didn't need long to win back the crowd after being booed during his pregame introduction and the first few chances he had to handle the ball. But the Pelicans sought to close out a close game without Davis on the court anyway — and narrowly pulled it off. Playing for first time since asking to be traded, Davis had 32 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in 25 minutes, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-117 on Friday night. Jrue Holiday had 27 points and nine assists and Kenrich Williams had 19 points — and they led the Pelicans offense in the fourth quarter, when Davis was kept on the bench despite the fact that the teams were separated by as little as one basket several times in the waning minutes. Instead of playing Davis, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry sent in Julius Randle, who came through with a pair of inside baskets and clutch free throws in the final minutes. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 32 points for Minnesota, and his driving dunk pulled the Timberwolves as close as 114-112 in the final minute. But Randle responded with one of his late baskets inside and then rebounded Towns' missed jump hook with 16 seconds left. Davis looked determined from the outset to justify his continued presence on the court, however awkward it may be for a franchise that had seemed inclined to move on without him. Pressured by the NBA not to sit a healthy star they had refused to unload by Thursday's trading deadline for this season, the Pelicans announced that Davis would return to the starting lineup. He scored 10 points in the first seven minutes. In the opening minutes, he went strong to the rim while being booed and dunked, at which point a segment of the crowd cheering largely drowned out the boo-birds. Later, as Davis stood on the foul line taking free throws, part of the crowd booed while others chanted, "A-D, A-D!" By halftime, Davis had 24 points and his highlights included a reverse alley-oop tip at the front of the rim while being foul and crashing to the floor on his back. Davis was fine, and reached the 30-point mark before the middle of the third quarter. Andrew Wiggins had 23 points for Minnesota, which shot and rebounded marginally better than New Orleans, but was outscored 27-16 at the free throw line. Randle and Time Frazier each scored 12 points for New Orleans, which has won two straight. TIP-INS Timberwolves: Jerryd Bayless sat out with soreness in the big toe on his right foot. ... Jeff Teague was available coming off the bench after missing eight games with a left foot injury. He played x minutes and had 12 points, five assists and four rebounds in 17 minutes. Pelicans: Randle finished with 12 points. Center Jahlil Okafor sat out with a left ankle sprain that occurred late in New Orleans' victory at Chicago on Wednesday night. ... Guard E'Twaun Moore also was ruled out shortly before tipoff with a left thigh bruise that also had sidelined him the previous five games. UP NEXT Timberwolves: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. Pelicans: At Memphis on Saturday night......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 9th, 2019Related News

De Lima wants to mark July 12 as West Philippine Sea Victory Day - ABS-CBN News

De Lima wants to mark July 12 as 'West Philippine Sea Victory Day' ABS-CBN News A lawmaker has filed a bill to declare July 12 as a special working holiday, seeking to mark the day an interna.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2019Related News

Gumtect for More Foodie Moments

Filipinos love to eat, and even if holiday parties and celebrations have subsided, gatherings and get-togethers continue. Just think of the Chinese New Year, and the upcoming Valentine’s Day, fiestas, and graduation parties! While we’re still up for exciting food trips, it is important to take care of our oral health and be ready for […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 7th, 2019Related News

Sluggish post-holiday demand drags down Philippines manufacturing in December

Sluggish demand after the holiday season caused the domestic manufacturing sector to contract in December 2018, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceFeb 6th, 2019Related News

Residents support ‘No Plastic’ order

BACOLOD City – A week after launching a Plastic Holiday in the municipality of Binalbagan, Negros Occidental, an official observed positive response from the people. Binalbagan Solid Waste Action Officer Omar Angelo Rivera said stall owners have expressed approval of the move as they can still earn by selling plastic alternative packagings such as net […] The post Residents support ‘No Plastic’ order appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsFeb 6th, 2019Related News

Pacers’ 3-point flurry buries Lakers in James’ worst loss

By Michael Marot, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 24 points and the Indiana Pacers tied an NBA franchise record by making 19 three-pointers in a 136-94 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time), handing LeBron James the most lopsided loss of his career. James’ teams lost by 36 points twice previously. Myles Turner had 22 points and Thaddeus Young finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists to help the Pacers pick up their third consecutive victory. James had 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in his second game back since injuring his groin on Christmas Day (Dec. 26, PHL time). He didn’t play in the fourth quarter. JaVale McGee had 16 points for the Lakers, who have lost two straight and six of their last eight. This time, the Lakers never had a chance. Bogdanovic barely needed two minutes to reach double figures as he staked the Pacers to a 10-2 lead, a deficit from which Los Angeles never recovered. After the Lakers closed to 12-8, Indiana scored five straight, extended the lead to 28-21 and used a buzzer-beating three-pointer from Edmond Sumner to make it 33-26 after one quarter. Aaron Holiday’s three early in the second quarter gave Indiana a 42-28 lead. And when Los Angeles finally cut the deficit to 44-34, the Pacers answered with a 14-4 run. They led 69-43 at the half, extended the lead to 83-53 on Tyreke Evans’ three with 7:31 left in the third quarter and the Lakers never got closer than 25 again. TIP-INS Lakers: Played without Lonzo Ball (sprained left ankle) and Josh Hart (left patella tendinitis). ... James certainly was not at his usual level. He missed three of his first five shots, was beaten on defense three times in the opening minutes and had five turnovers in the first half. James did become the fifth player in league history to top the 32,000-point mark. ... Los Angeles has lost six straight in Indy, where it last won in March 2013. ... Lance Stephenson had 13 points while Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram each had 12. Pacers: In addition to playing without All-Star guard Victor Oladipo, Doug McDermott sat out with bruised ribs. Turner started despite a sore knee. ... Indiana set new season-highs with 69 points in the first half and their final total. ... The Pacers avoided their first season sweep by the Lakers since 2009-10. ... Coach Nate McMillan tied Jack McKinney for No. 7 on the franchise’s NBA victories list with 125. ... Indiana improved to 10-1 this season when seven or more players score in double figures. Domantas Sabonis, Aaron Holiday and Edmond Sumer each had 17 points. Cory Joseph finished with 13. ... The Pacers have won four games this season by 30 or more points, matching their highest single-season total since 1993-94. UP NEXT Lakers: Visit Boston on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) in the fourth stop on a six-game trip. Pacers: Host the Clippers on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 6th, 2019Related News

Conley, Holiday help Grizzlies beat Timberwolves 108-106

By Clay Bailey, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley had 25 points and nine assists in possibly his last game for Memphis, and the Grizzlies beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-106 on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time) on Justin Holiday’s two free throws with .1 seconds remaining. Jaren Jackson Jr. added 23 points for Memphis, which won its second straight game. Ivan Rabb had a career-high 19 points to go along with 11 rebounds, while Holiday finished with 17 points. Karl-Anthony Town had 26 points and 18 rebounds for Minnesota, and Dario Saric finished with 22 points. Luol Deng scored 18. A pair of free throws by Towns with 15.7 seconds left tied it at 106. The game appeared headed to overtime until Holiday was fouled by Josh Okogie in the final second. Memphis center Marc Gasol was a late scratch amid reports about the Grizzlies being in trade talks with the Charlotte Hornets. The Grizzlies have told teams they are entertaining trade offers for Gasol and Conley in advance of Thursday’s (Friday, PHL time) trade deadline. Saric brought a boost off the Minnesota bench to offset an early Memphis lead. But Conley closed the first half with a trio of three-pointers in the closing minute to help Memphis to a 66-54 lead at the break. TIP-INS Timberwolves: Saric reached double figures for the first time since scoring 11 against Philadelphia on Jan. 15 (Jan. 16, PHL time). ... Minnesota made each of its 15 free throws in the first half and finished the game 19-of-20. ... Jerryd Bayless finished with five points, stopping his string of six straight games in double figures. Grizzlies: Gasol came out of the locker room near the midway point of the first quarter and sat on the Memphis bench as fans responded with a standing ovation. ... Rabb’s previous career high was 16 on April 4, 2018, against New Orleans. ... Memphis had not won consecutive games since Dec. 23 and 26 (Dec. 24 and 27, PHL time). UP NEXT Timberwolves: Play the Magic in Orlando on Thursday (Friday, PHL time). Grizzlies: Play at Oklahoma City on Thursday (Friday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 6th, 2019Related News

Market fails to crackle, pop ahead of the Pigs entry - Inquirer Business

The local stock barometer slipped below the 8,100 mark on Monday ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday break. The post Market fails to crackle, pop ahead of the Pigs entry appeared first on Inquirer Bus.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsFeb 5th, 2019Related News

Asia welcomes year of the pig with banquets, temple visits

BEIJING --- Asia is welcoming the lunar year of the pig with visits to temples, family banquets and the world's biggest travel spree. The streets of Beijing and other major Chinese cities were quiet and empty Tuesday after millions of people left to visit relatives or travel abroad during the year's biggest family holiday. Families gathered at home for multigenerational banquets. Shops, companies and government offices closed for the week. In Hong Kong, worshippers stood in line for hours at the Wong Tai Sin Temple to welcome the lunar new year by lighting incense. China's railway ministry forecast mainland travelers would make 413 million trips during the three-week period...Keep on reading: Asia welcomes year of the pig with banquets, temple visits.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 5th, 2019Related News

Collison lifts Pacers over Pelicans, 109-107

By Brett Martel, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Darren Collison capped a 22-point performance with a three-pointer, a 20-foot jumper with the shot clock winding down and a free throw during the final two minutes as the Indiana Pacers held off the depleted New Orleans Pelicans 109-107 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). Domantas Sabonis had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Myles Turner added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Pacers, who won their second straight. The Pelicans had the ball, down 109-106, in the final seconds after Indiana guard Aaron Holiday was called for an offensive foul. But then Corey Joseph reached out to foul Jrue Holiday before he could pull up for a three-pointer, putting the Pelicans’ guard on the foul line for just two shots with two seconds left. Holiday made the first and purposely missed the second, but the Pelicans were unable to get the rebound they needed in order to attempt a tying shot. The Pelicans, playing without five of their most productive players — including disgruntled All-Star Anthony Davis — have lost three straight. But each loss has been by six or fewer points to teams currently occupying playoff positions in the standings. Jahlil Okafor had 25 points and 13 rebounds for New Orleans. Jrue Holiday added 19 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. Cheick Diallo had 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Pelicans, who outrebounded the Pacers 55-43. Ian Clark added 18 points and Darius Miller 16, but New Orleans had difficulty from deep, missing 29-of-38 three-point attempts. Bojan Bogdanovic and Thaddeus Young each scored 14 for Indiana. New Orleans took its largest lead in the opening minutes, when it started the game on an 11-0 run that began with Miller’s four-point play after he was fouled by Bogdanovic on a three. But that lead was short-lived as Indiana responded with a 16-2 spurt that included back-to-back triples by Collison and Bogdanovic. After that, the Pelicans led only once more, at 17-16, on Clark’s jumper. The Pacers gradually built their lead to 11 late in the third quarter, but New Orleans whittled it down and missed several late shots for the lead before Collison — a former New Orleans draft choice — closed out the victory for the Pacers. TIP-INS Pacers: Coach Nate McMillan was assessed a technical foul by official Ray Acosta with 9:17 left in the fourth quarter. ... F Doug McDermott missed his second straight game with bruised ribs. ... Former Pelicans forward Tyreke Evans scored nine points and appeared to say something after one basket to former teammate Davis, who was on the bench in street clothes and appeared to laugh as Evans jogged past him. ... Aaron Holiday, who periodically was matched up against his brother, had eight points. Pelicans: Coach Alvin Gentry said Davis, who last week asked to be traded, has been “cleared to practice” as he recovers from a sprained left index finger that has sidelined him since the end of a loss at Portland on Jan. 18 (Jan. 19, PHL time). ... Gentry said he hopes by Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) that New Orleans’ more prominent regulars will return to the lineup. For the fourth straight game, the Pelicans played without not only Davis, but also forwards Julius Randle (right ankle sprain) and Nikola Mirotic (right calf strain), as well as guards Elfrid Payton (right ankle sprain) and E’Twaun Moore (bruised left quadriceps). ... Gentry was assessed a technical foul by official Brian Forte with 7:15 left. UP NEXT Pacers: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). Pelicans: Visit the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 5th, 2019Related News

Stocks taper off ahead of Chinese New Year

The stock market declined yesterday ahead of the Chinese New Year holiday break......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceFeb 4th, 2019Related News

Amazon Profit Jumps While Shares Slip

Amazon on Thursday reported its profit in the past quarter surged on strong holiday retail sales and its soaring cloud computing business. The US tech giant said profit jumped 63 percent from a year ago to $3 billion in the fourth quarter as revenues increased 20 percent to $72.4 billion. The results reflected growth in Amazon's ever-expanding online retail operations as well as its large cloud computing division, known as Amazon Web Services. Shares, however, slid 5.4 percent to $1,625 in after-market trades that followed release of the earnings results. "I'm guessing a lot of people expected really good results, and as soon as they saw them sold and took the profit," said i...Keep on reading: Amazon Profit Jumps While Shares Slip.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 4th, 2019Related News

Lucky foods for a good fortune

Food is one of the major elements of Chinese culture and is one of the things that Chinese people take the most pride in. Thus, over and above the loud, enthusiastic greetings, red ornaments and traditional practices being observed during the most important festival and holiday in China — the Chinese New Year or Spring […].....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceFeb 4th, 2019Related News

Auspicious delights for the Year of the Earth - The Manila Times Online

Prosperity, luck and happiness abound at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria and Holiday Inn Manila Galleria as the two hotels managed by the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) usher in the YearREAD The pos.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsFeb 4th, 2019Related News