Advertisements


Stock rally continues in Asia; dollar declines

Japanese stocks extended a rally in global equities even as the yen rose to its strongest in 15 months, with trading muted due to holiday closures across Asia. The yield on 10-year Treasuries hovered near 2.9 percent and the dollar traded lower against all major currencies. Australian shares closed slightly lower, but with most major […] The post Stock rally continues in Asia; dollar declines appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: News21 hr. 51 min. ago Related News

China confirms first human case of H7N4 bird flu

HONG KONG – China has confirmed the first human case of H7N4 bird flu, prompting Hong Kong to issue a health warning for those travelling to the mainland during the busy Lunar New Year holiday. The strain was identified in a 68-year-old woman from the eastern province of Jiangsu who ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2018Related News

Detachable tablet market rebounds

THE worldwide detachable tablet market grew to 6.5 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17), an increase of 10.3% from the previous holiday season, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. Growth for the entire year remained positive although it showed signs of slowing as detachable tablets […] The post Detachable tablet market rebounds appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsFeb 7th, 2018Related News

Public Announcement: 3 Holidays in February

There will be at least three holidays for the whole month of February this year. February 16 Friday will be a special non-working holiday in the entire country for the Chinese New Year celebration which is the start of the “Year of the Earth Dog” in the Chinese Lunar Calendar which will last until the […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 7th, 2018Related News

When small is beautiful

By Zsarlene B. Chua Reporter Since it was created in 1975, the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) has been the country’s premiere film festival, drawing crowds numbering in the millions during the holiday season. For filmmakers, the MMFF is the best venue to get their films seen by the widest possible audience — this was […] The post When small is beautiful appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceFeb 1st, 2018Related News

Nintendo raises profit forecast on strong Switch sales

TOKYO, Japan – Nintendo raised its annual net profit forecast by more than 40% on Wednesday, January 31, after its popular Switch console flew off the shelves during the holiday season, fuelled by a cheaper yen. The Kyoto-based video game giant said it now expects annual net profit of 120 billion ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 31st, 2018Related News

Canelo Alvarez to face Gennady Golovkin in middleweight title rematch

LOS ANGELES, USA – World middleweight boxing champion Gennady Golovkin will fight Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on May 5 in a 12-round rematch of their epic draw last September, promoters announced Monday, January 30. No venue was announced for the showdown on the Mexican "Cinco de Mayo" holiday between Mexico's Alvarez, 49-1 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 30th, 2018Related News

Senate OKs Bill Declaring Jan. 23 “First PH Republic Day”

The Senate approved on Monday (Jan. 29) on third and final reading a bill that would declare January 23 a special working national holiday to commemorate the inauguration of the First Philippine Republic. House Bill 477, or the “First Philippine Republic Day Act,” sponsored by Senator Francis Escudero, chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 30th, 2018Related News

Bill declaring January 23 holiday passed

THE Senate on Monday passed on third and final reading a bill that would declare January 23 as special “working” national holiday to commemorate the inauguration of the First Philippine Republic. The senators unanimously approved Senate Bill 1525 or “The First Philippine Republic Day” sponsored by Sen. Francis Escudero, chairman of the Senate Committee on [...] The post Bill declaring January 23 holiday passed appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJan 29th, 2018Related News

Cousins injures Achilles in Pelicans victory over Rockets

By Brett Martel, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 27 points, DeMarcus Cousins had 15 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists before seriously injuring his left Achilles, and New Orleans survived a furious Houston rally for a 115-113 victory over the Rockets on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). A person familiar with the situation said Pelicans team physicians have provided a preliminary diagnosis of an Achilles tear, which would end Cousins' season little more than a week after he was named an All-Star starter. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because, officially, the team said an MRI will determine the severity of the injury. Yahoo! first reported the initial diagnosis. The injury, which occurred as Cousins pursued a missed free throw with 12 second left in the game, all but squelched the jubilation from a team and its fans, who otherwise would have been celebrating a fourth straight victory and seventh in eight games. "We were just figuring everything out. That's the tough part," Davis said, adding that he hadn't spoken to Cousins and wasn't yet certain if the injury was season-ending. "We've got to keep going and just keep finding a way to win. "We've got enough guys in here who are professionals who are always ready when their number's called, so we've got to make sure that we stay locked in." Jrue Holiday scored 21 points and unconventionally sealed the victory by purposefully missing a free throw with 1.8 seconds left, causing time to run out as players fought for the rebound. "Right now, just praying everything's OK," with Cousins, Holiday said, adding that it made the win victory "bitter-sweet." "Just unfortunate, really. I think we've been doing really well, got in a great groove," Holiday added, noting that Cousins' triple-double against Houston was his second in three games. "The way we've been playing, and him in particular, has been awesome." Players were quick to send messages of support to Cousins: Prayers up @boogiecousins 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 — Devin Booker (@DevinBook) January 27, 2018 Thoughts out to @boogiecousins! Hope you good big fella. 🙏🏾 — LeBron James (@KingJames) January 27, 2018 All prayers up for big fella @boogiecousins 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 — Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) January 27, 2018 My prayers go out to @boogiecousins 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 — DWade (@DwyaneWade) January 27, 2018 Prayers up for. @boogiecousins I’ve been there — Rudy Gay (@RudyGay) January 27, 2018 Prayers go out for @boogiecousins...Stay positive through this man! — Gordon Hayward (@gordonhayward) January 27, 2018 Prayers to my bro @boogiecousins Minor setback major comeback! — Julius Randle (@J30_RANDLE) January 27, 2018.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 27th, 2018Related News

‘Train and Fetish for Coke’ by Jun Ledesma

Letters From Davao: FINANCE Secretary Sonny Dominguez took the personal initiative to explain the impact of the landmark Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion. This after some artists attempted to tweak the real and equitable benefits that Filipinos will derive from TRAIN. It is rather sad that some quarters are muddling up the positive impacts of the new tax reform law but funny enough to make the increase of the price of Coca-Cola as their principal issue as though it is the national fetish of Filipinos. Truth is, imposing higher tax on the sweet drink is a panacea to what seems to be an incurable proclivity of Pinoys for coke. The Cola, just like cigarettes, is among the top causes of affliction and death of us Pinoys – diabetes. By the way those who are now dependent on drugs for their diabetes the news is the prescribe drugs will be tax free and therefore expect the price to plummet. In summary and in sum, those who earn P250,000 keeps their P50,000 tax which they use to pay.Those in the upper bracket enjoy tax benefits too. We have to emphasize this as this is where the largest population of wage earners belong. The thousands of public school teachers will celebrate once the get hold of their take home pay. The burden now is actually transferred to the rich and they better not dodge paying the right tax otherwise life will be a little bit more difficult for them under the Duterte regime and while the Department of Finance is under the watch of Secretary Dominguez. Why make an issue about the luxury cars being taxed a little less. Just how many luxury cars can one have in his garage. But think about the other incentives if you are really hunting for a car. An environment friendly vehicle like an electric car is even tax free and a hybrid variety with so little tax. Incentive is the key word. In short when the team of Secretary Dominguez crafted TRAIN, they are not only looking for money to fund the massive infrastructures that we are so in dire need of, they are also looking after the health of the nation. Those who find fault in TRAIN will not just stop with Coke which they had raised to underscore the negative impact of the tax reform law on the poorest of the poor. It is actually belaboring the issue but to answer the idiotic question DSWD actually has funds for them and their will be corresponding adjustments that is provided for by TRAIN. What maybe they would raise next are the beggars in the streets. These poor and the mendicants are not in the radar screen of TRAIN when it comes to tax but just the same they are part of the inclusion. The revenues that TRAIN will raise is primarily for infrastructures. Railways, roads and bridges, airports, seaports and irrigation among others. In addition to the billions of pesos that TRAIN will raise are cheap loans from Japan and China. Never in our history do we have this availment of cheap money which comes with an incredible terms that give the country a holiday of over ten years before we start paying the loans. That is why under the BUILD, BUILD, BUILD program the momentum of development could be much faster that our usual expectation. Even with the implementation of the projects, expect shortages in skilled personnel especially in the railway projects. Secretary Arthur Tugade of the Department of Transporation had advanced the idea of setting up a Railway institute while construction is ongoing because managing and maintaining railways are something strange to Filipinos. Other infrastructures, like roads, bridges and building would be needing thousands of workers. With network of infrastructures expect productivity to rise above normal levels. These will generate if not motivate people to produce more as access to the markets will now be cheaper and their profits doubled. The entire nation is celebrating the prospects and the dawning of the new era. The surveys say it all. An overwhelming number of Filipinos look up to 2018 and beyond with unprecedented optimism. This is only shadowed by the results of the surveys which show an all time high in the TRUST and SATISFACTION ratings which are pegged in the grade of “Excellence”. No matter how and what the opposition and critics will do no amount of demonizing and rallies can diminish that trust and satisfaction or derail the programs of the Duterte administration. The President is focused on his agenda, and his Cabinet members are on track. Even the players in telecom industry which had been so laggard and so inept for decades and have become a national shame are now uneasy with the mere announcement of the entry of the 3rd Telecom player. The duopoly suddenly came out with series of announcement that they are pouring in billions of dollars to address the sluggish internet speed, drop calls and inadequate availability of telecom service in the country. Oh well, these duopoly thought they have the monopoly of and knowledge of the telecom technology and how to run it. Early in the Presidency of Duterte, one of them had the temerity of telling the President to leave telecom alone as this is an area where the duopoly has the sole expertise. To there surprise this President, whom they thought is so […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsJan 26th, 2018Related News

DOL- 6’s TUPAD Project benefits 8,362 Antiqueños

TOWARDS the end of 2017, a total of 8,362 Antiqueños have been given the opportunity to work for 25 days through the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) Region 6’s Tulong Panghanapbuhay para sa Ating Disadvantaged or Displaced Workers (TUPAD), just in time for the holiday season. Underemployed women and displaced workers, as well as […] The post DOL- 6’s TUPAD Project benefits 8,362 Antiqueños appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJan 26th, 2018Related News

Sun Life’s Resolution Run kicks the year off with a cause

MANILA, Philippines — The month of January is unofficially a “nutrition and fitness” month for many. This is because getting fit is a common resolution for both the young and old, as a way of addressing the aftermath of indulging during the holiday season. To help Filipinos ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2018Related News

Senate Approves on 2nd Reading Bill Declaring Jan 23 as 1st Philippine Republic

The Senate on Wednesday approved on second reading Senate Bill No. 1525 that seeks to declare January 23 of every year a special working national holiday to commemorate the inauguration of the First Philippine Republic. Senator Joel Villanueva, author of the bill and first Bulakenyo senator for almost 20 years, said that the First Philippine […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2018Related News

Celebrating new beginnings

Known for her annual holiday parties, consummate host Advance Group of Companies president Connie Haw has outdone herself with the recent ga.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2018Related News

7 things on sale for men this week

MANILA, Philippines – Let's face it: guys need a wardrobe update, too, and what better time than now with the post-holiday sale season upon us? Here are just some of the things you can get at a discount this January. This trusty pair of Ray-Bans are the ultimate frames to make you look ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 24th, 2018Related News

Employers signal resistance to bills expanding holiday leave

THE Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECoP) said proposed changes to labor law that would increase leave entitlements for workers will be a drag on productivity and increase the cost of business especially in manufacturing and services. In a position paper, ECoP said “excessive non-working days” will likewise affect the cost of doing businesses, pressuring […] The post Employers signal resistance to bills expanding holiday leave appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJan 23rd, 2018Related News

A Healthier You for the New Year

The New Year is usually the time when we resolve to start living a healthier lifestyle, especially after indulging during the holiday season. But resolutions are easier said than done – just as gym memberships rise at the start of the year, they tend to drop off after a few months. Promising that you will […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 23rd, 2018Related News

Ceres’ AFC bid resumes vs Brisbane

While it sees playing in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League as a bonus, Philippines Football League champion Ceres-Negros is determined to put up a creditable showing as it continues its qualifying bid on Tuesday against one of the top Aussie sides in Brisbane Roar. A couple of weeks after returning from the holiday break, the Busmen are looking to pull off one of the biggest upsets in tournament history against a team that finished third in the Australian League last season. Kickoff is set 5 p.m. (Manila time) at Queensland Sport and Athletic Stadium. Making the task even more difficult for the Busmen, who won the Asean zonal finals of the AFC Cup last year...Keep on reading: Ceres’ AFC bid resumes vs Brisbane.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 22nd, 2018Related News

Holiday, Cousins, Davis lead Pelicans past Memphis 111-104

BRETT MARTEL, AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored 13 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, DeMarcus Cousins had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Memphis Grizzlies 111-104 on Saturday night. Anthony Davis had 21 points and 12 rebounds but did not score his first points of the second half until he dunked with 1:15 to go in the game, giving the Pelicans a 108-102 lead. Darius Miller added 12 points in a reserve role for New Orleans, which never trailed but very nearly blew a 21-point lead. Trailing by 15 at halftime, Memphis scored the first 13 points of the third quarter, part of a 16-2 run to open the half that trimmed New Orleans' lead to a single point with most of the third quarter remaining. The Pelicans briefly rebuilt their lead to 12, but it was back to a single possession by the end of the third quarter after Wayne Selden, who scored a career-high 31 points, hit a 3 to make it 83-81. New Orleans didn't lead by double digits again, and Cousins had to briefly leave the game after committing his fifth foul with nearly seven minutes to go, but Holiday's big quarter preserved the victory. Marc Gasol scored 16 points for Memphis, which lost for just the second time in six games. Guard Tyreke Evans scored 12 points against his former team and former LSU player Jarell Martin had 11. In their first game after being named All-Star starters, Davis and Cousins helped the Pelicans build their largest lead in a first half by dominating the interior. Cousins reached 11 points with a crowd-pleasing spinning dribble away from a converging double-team, setting up his scoop off the glass as he was fouled. That made it 51-30 with 4:23 to go in the second quarter. Davis reached 19 points when his stealth baseline cut was rewarded by Cousins' crisp chest pass from the top of the key, setting up an easy dunk. Pounding the ball into the paint helped the Pelicans build a glaring 22-4 advantage in first-half free-throw attempts. Davis scored seven of his points from the free-throw line and Cousins six during that stretch. While that disparity was growing, Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff was assessed a technical foul for his words with an official. Memphis starters combined for just 23 points in the first half, and the Grizzlies' deficit could have been a lot worse if not for Selden, who played in three games for the Pelicans earlier this season. Selden scored 18 points in the first half, including a pair of 3s late in the second quarter that helped Memphis trim the lead to 59-44 at halftime. TIP-INS Grizzlies: Starting forward JaMychal Green left with a right ankle injury with 9:05 left in the third quarter. He had 16 rebounds and eight points before leaving the game. ... Rookie Dillon Brooks had 10 points before fouling out in the final minute. Ben McLemore also scored 10. ... Guards Mario Chalmers (right shoulder) and Andrew Harrison (left shoulder), who were listed as questionable following Friday night's victory over Sacramento, did not play against the Pelicans. ... Went 15 of 16 on free throws. ... Fell to 5-16 on the road. Pelicans: The game marked the eighth time this season Cousins, Davis and Holiday each had at least 20 points in the same game. ... Finished 26 of 32 on free throws. ... Went just 7 of 27 from 3-point range. ... Improved to 12-9 at home. UP NEXT Grizzlies: Hosts Philadelphia on Monday night. Pelicans: Host Chicago on Monday night......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 21st, 2018Related News