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Globe Telecom is GoCanvas APAC Partner for 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Mobile workflow automation platform GoCanvas has awarded leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom its APAC Partner of the Year.....»»

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Philippine economy likely grew by 6.7% in Q4 — Moody’s

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s economy likely grew by 6.7 percent in the last quarter of 2017, according to Moody’s Analytics......»»

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Europe brings on charm and blue skies to lure Chinese tourists

Chinese tourists are big spenders and with the numbers visiting Europe set to soar by nearly 70 percent over the next five years, the countries of the Old Continent are rolling out the red carpet to make the guests feel welcome. A total 12.4 million Chinese, mostly in guided tour groups, came to Europe in 2017, according to the European Travel Commission. And the Chinese Tourism Academy (CTA) is expecting the number to reach 20.8 million by 2022. "A few years ago, the Chinese came to Europe solely to do some shopping. Now, they're increasingly keen to get know the culture and the countryside," CTA president Dai Bin told AFP, speaking in Venice, at the launch of the year of tour...Keep on reading: Europe brings on charm and blue skies to lure Chinese tourists.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 11 hr. 29 min. ago Related News

7-year-old Chinese girl with leukemia tells dad to stop her treatments to save money

Cancer-stricken seven-year-old Zhang Jiaye tugged at the heartstrings of China when she penned a letter to her dad, asking him to save their money instead of paying for her treatment. Jiaye hails from Heilongjiang province in northeast China, where she lives in a village near Jiamusi with her father.Jiaye was diagnosed with leukemia in May 2016; her mother left last July 2017 and had not been seen since then, according to a report by news website K618.cn via South China Morning Post today. In Jiaye's heartbreaking letter, she tells her father she does not want to be treated anymore. "Dad, I saw you cry today. I'm so sad. I know you've spent a lot of money to treat me. You've...Keep on reading: 7-year-old Chinese girl with leukemia tells dad to stop her treatments to save money.....»»

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Mercito Gesta on being overlooked by champ Linares: Sa akin maganda yun.

There's a lot more at stake for Cebuano boxer Mercito 'No Mercy' Gesta's upcoming WBA title fight against Jorge Linares than just the lightweight world championship.  Saturday's showdown with Linares will be the culmination of a hard five-year road back to the top.  And while it means the world for the challenger, the champion seems to already have other things in mind, as he's already calling out pound-for-pound great Vasyl Lomachenko. The Venezuelan world champion sent out a tweet that read "After M. Gesta, I Can See You @VasylLomachenko." After M. Gesta, I Can See You @VasylLomachenko #TeamLinares — #TeamLINARES™ (@JorgeLinares) December 12, 2017 While most will consider this as a form of disrespect, Gesta says that he actually wants the champ to look past him.  "Sa akin maganda yun. That’s good that he’s overlooking me, hindi naman sya serious." Gesta told ABS-CBN's Steve Angeles.  "Alam naman niya na title fight ito. Ako,  I’m hungry for this title. Pag hindi niya sineryoso intong laban na ito at in-overlook niya ako, he'll pay the price. I'm the challenger. I'm hungrier." Gesta challenges Linares for the WBA lightweight world title on Saturday, January 27th at The Forum in Los Angeles, California. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports16 hr. 16 min. ago Related News

Kerber pulls through a surprising challenge, faces Keys next

By John Pye, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Angelique Kerber remains the only Grand Slam singles winner in the Australian Open women's draw after surviving a frustrating fourth-round match. For a while, though, it appeared Kerber's progression may have unraveled against No. 88 Hsieh Su-wei, a former top-ranked doubles player with a double-handed grip on both sides. With a mix of slice and chips, lobs and bunts, whippy half-volleys and wristy crosscourt ground strokes off both wings, Hsieh pushed Kerber to the extremes and unsettled her rhythm. Former No. 1-ranked Kerber finally got a succession of breaks to take the second set and dominate the third in a 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory on Monday afternoon. "Credit to her. She played an unbelievable match," said Kerber, who won the Australian and U.S. Open titles and reached No. 1 in 2016. "I was feeling I was running everywhere. She was playing a lot of corners and drop shots. I was bringing a lot of balls back." After holding it together to improve her 2018 winning streak to 13, Kerber faces U.S. Open quarterfinalist Madison Keys in the quarterfinals. Keys returned to the quarterfinals here for the first time in three years with a 6-3, 6-2 win over No. 8-seeded Caroline Garcia. She has yet to drop a set at Melbourne Park and is averaging a brisk 62.5 minutes on court through her first four rounds. Going into the fourth round, Keys had only dropped 14 games — the second fewest among the women through three rounds, just behind Kerber's 13 games. Keys, the only American woman to reach the fourth round, said she feels like she's playing without pressure since returning from her wrist injury that forced her out of last year's Australian Open. "I definitely realize how much l love it and how much pressure I put on myself," in the past, she said. "Just being really happy to be back out here and not at home in a cast." Hsieh certainly made the most of her time back in the spotlight, returning to the fourth round at a major for the first round in a decade. She took out one major winner — Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza — in the second round, and took a set off an almost dumbfounded Kerber to open the fourth. Kerber, returning from a form slump that saw her ranking drop into the 20s in 2017, had to produce some of her best tennis. She finished a 14-shot rally early in the second set by racing to the net and reaching at full stretch to track down a drop shot and send a forehand winner over the net post. The 30-year-old German player had to serve to stay in the match in the ninth game of the second set. Then, after winning four straight points and converting a break-point chance with a sliding forehand winner down the line, Kerber crouched and screamed to celebrate the point. She served out the set at love and then got critical service breaks in the first and fifth games of the final set as Hseih began to tire and started to miss the lines. Hsieh has won two Grand Slam doubles titles, and was ranked No. 1 in doubles in 2014 but had a career-high singles ranking of 23. At age 32, she was oldest woman still in the singles draw. Recent work with former doubles champion — and Australian Open tournament director — Paul McNamee paid off with her singles ranking expected to rise again. She'll likely also attract more attention from sponsors after going through the singles in an unadorned white tank top and black skirt. On the men's side, Tomas Berdych returned to the Australian Open quarterfinals for the seventh time after a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 win over Fabio Fognini. Berdych has been this far at Melbourne Park for seven of the last eight years. The only time he's failed to reach at least the quarters was last year when he lost in the third round to Roger Federer. He could meet Federer again in the next round, if second-ranked Federer wins his fourth-round match against Marton Fucsovics later Monday......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports16 hr. 16 min. ago Related News

NBA viewing guide: January 23-29, 2018

Don’t miss a moment of the thrilling 2017-18 NBA season. Catch your favorite teams or the biggest matchups with the help of our viewing guide for Week 15, January 23-29, PHL time. TUESDAY, Jan. 23 9:00AM - MIA @ HOU - NBA Premium (delayed - 4:30PM) 9:00AM - PHI @ MEM - NBA Premium 9:30AM - WAS @ DAL - NBA Premium (delayed - 2:00PM) 10:00AM - POR @ DEN - BTV 11:30AM - MIN @ LAC - NBA Premium League Pass only 8:00AM - SAC @ CHA 8:30AM - UTA @ ATL 9:00AM - PHX @ MIL 9:00AM - CHI @ NOP WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24 8:00AM - SAC @ ORL - BTV (delayed - 11:30AM) 9:00AM - CLE @ SAS - BTV, NBA Premium 11:30AM - BOS @ LAL - NBA Premium League Pass only 9:00AM - BKN @ OKC 11:30AM - NYK @ GSW THURSDAY, Jan. 25 8:00AM - UTA @ DET - BTV 9:00AM - HOU @ DAL - FOX Sports 9:00AM - SAS @ MEM - NBA Premium 11:00AM - MIN @ POR - BTV 11:30AM - BOS @ LAC - NBA Premium League Pass only 8:00AM - NOP @ CHA 8:00AM - PHX @ IND 8:00AM - CHI @ PHI 8:30AM - TOR @ ATL FRIDAY, Jan. 26 8:30AM - SAC @ MIA - BTV 9:00AM - WAS @ OKC - S+A, NBA Premium 11:30AM - MIN @ GSW - BTV, NBA Premium League Pass only 10:00AM - NYK @ DEN SATURDAY, Jan. 27 8:30AM - IND @ CLE - NBA Premium, ABS-CBN ch. 2 8:30AM - UTA @ TOR - BTV 9:00AM - HOU @ NOP - FOX Sports 9:30AM - PHI @ SAS - NBA Premium (cut to live) League Pass only 8:00AM - ATL @ CHA 9:00AM - LAL @ CHI 9:00AM - LAC @ MEM 9:00AM - BKN @ MIL 9:30AM - POR @ DAL 10:00AM - NYK @ PHX SUNDAY, Jan. 28 6:00AM - OKC @ DET - NBA Premium 8:00AM - ORL @ IND - BTV 9:30AM - BOS @ GSW - S+A, NBA Premium League Pass only 8:30AM - WAS @ ATL 8:30AM - CHA @ MIA 10:00AM - BKN @ MIN 10:00AM - DAL @ DEN MONDAY, Jan. 29 4:30AM - PHX @ HOU - NBA Premium 7:00AM - DET @ CLE - NBA Premium 7:00AM - LAL @ TOR - BTV 7:00AM - PHI @ OKC - S+A, NBA Premium (delayed - 9:30AM)   League Pass only 4:30AM - MIL @ CHI 5:00AM - LAC @ NOP 8:00AM - SAC @ SAS.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports16 hr. 16 min. ago Related News

LTFRB 10 ready for transport picket

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY , Philippines  —  The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in Region 10 is ready for a transport group picket on.....»»

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Agot ‘gender bends’ in Changing Partners

MANILA, Philippines — As Alex, Agot Isidro “gender bends” (or defies gender stereotypes) in the 2017 Cinema One Originals Film Festival entry, Changing P.....»»

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Comment on PPA: Cargo volume from January to November 2017 almost flat by PPA: Cargo volume from January to November 2017 almost flat | Manila Informer

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Nickel Asia exports increase 9% in 2017

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Farmers cope as cases of frost wane

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet --- Farmers were starting to cope with falling temperatures here although the rate of frost has been slowing down. Occurrences of frost, or thin sheet of ice, that sometimes blankets vegetable farms in Atok and Kibungan towns have become less frequent every year, according to provincial agriculturist, Lolita Bentres. Temperature in nearby Baguio City dropped recently to 11.4 degrees Celsius, but this did not generate frost, locally known as "andap," Bentres said. Temperatures were usually 3 to 4 degrees lower in higher-elevated communities in Atok and Kibungan. Main supplier At the start of 2017, frost occurred in 270 hectares of vegetable farmlands i...Keep on reading: Farmers cope as cases of frost wane.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 21st, 2018Related News

EU’s GSP+ raised competitiveness of small firms, communities — DTI

THE SURGE in 2017 exports to the European Union (EU), led by agricultural products, was aided by the bloc’s Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) import scheme, which helped Filipino communities and small businesses raise their competitiveness, officials said    Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez in a statement on Sunday said that the Department of Trade and […] The post EU’s GSP+ raised competitiveness of small firms, communities — DTI appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJan 21st, 2018Related News

LTFRB to lift moratorium on ride-sharing franchises Feb. 3

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo Reporter THE LAND Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is set to lift on Feb. 3 its moratorium on acceptance of franchise applications for ride-sharing vehicles. “By Feb. 3,” Chairman Martin B. Delgra III said in a phone interview. “We gave ourselves and TNCs [transport network companies] time to prepare.” […] The post LTFRB to lift moratorium on ride-sharing franchises Feb. 3 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJan 21st, 2018Related News

Corporate bonds this year expected to hover around 2017’s record level

By Krista A. M. Montealegre National Correspondent THE Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corp. (PDEx) expects new corporate bond listings to match last year’s record level. The volume of fresh corporate debt listed in 2017 totaled P207.43 billion, the highest level of new corporate bond listings since the public market opened in 2008 and surpassing the […] The post Corporate bonds this year expected to hover around 2017’s record level appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJan 21st, 2018Related News

Poll: 2017’s growth target in the bag

ECONOMISTS expect the country’s economic growth to have stayed robust and on target in 2017 on the back of higher household and government spending, albeit easing from 2016 as a widening trade deficit may have capped overall expansion. A poll of 12 economists yielded a gross domestic product (GDP) growth estimate median of 6.7% for […] The post Poll: 2017’s growth target in the bag appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJan 21st, 2018Related News

Abueva on Alaska s hot 2018 start: 2017 nilubog na namin yung losing streak namin doon

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal --- Wala pa ring tatalo sa Alaska. 2018 continues to be good for the Aces as the team connected on their third straight win this year, forcing Brgy. Ginebra into submission at the Ynares Center here. Following a forgettable 2017, Alaska is out to rebuild its winning tradition this year. "Siguro yung sa amin, yung 2017 parang nilubog na namin yung losing streak namin doon," star forward Calvin Abueva said. "Ito 2018 na at panibagong destination na naman yung ina-ano namin ngayong 2018 na to," he added. Now with an actual winning streak, the Beast hopes to sustain the team's winning ways first before thinking about regaining their status as contender. "Samin ngayon, sustain muna namin," Abueva said. "Tapos maghahanda muna kami para sa Blackwater sa susunod na game namin. Sana masunod namin to at magtuluy-tuloy yung winning streak namin," he added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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

Wozniacki puts title thoughts aside after last-16 romp

MELBOURNE, Australia – Caroline Wozniacki is not thinking about a first Grand Slam title, saying there's still "a long way to go" after storming into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday, January 21. The world number two handed out a tennis masterclass to 2017 Wimbledon semi-finalist Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2018Related News