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Cavs, Warriors ready to chase in NBA’s sprint to the finish

LeBron James had a trophy in his hands and a smile on his face. That was Sunday at the All-Star Game, when James again rose above the NBA's best in winning a game and MVP honors. What he really wants is to be celebrating in the postseason, not midseason. The NBA's sprint to the finish begins Thursday with James riding high but starting again from back in the pack as Cleveland tries to catch Toronto and Boston in the Eastern Conference. "We just added four new guys before the break, and we have a lot of work to do," James said. "So I really don't like to think that too far ahead. But obviously winning championships is what it's all about. That's what this league is all a...Keep on reading: Cavs, Warriors ready to chase in NBA’s sprint to the finish.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 2 hr. 41 min. ago Related News

Asian stocks fall; dollar rises with bond yields

Most Asian equity benchmarks declined with US futures and the dollar rose as Treasury yields climbed back toward recent four-year highs. Japan’s Topix index dropped after staging its second-best performance this year, while shares in Australia and South Korea also fell, taking their cue from European markets as US equities and Treasuries took a break […] The post Asian stocks fall; dollar rises with bond yields appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: Finance4 hr. 41 min. ago Related News

For London housing, it’s the ‘End of the Boom’

LONDON — London’s property market has moved out of its boom phase and home sellers need to be more realistic about their price demands, according to Rightmove. The February report from the home-listing Web site shows that asking prices were down 1% from a year earlier, a sixth consecutive fall. They rose 4.4% on the […] The post For London housing, it’s the ‘End of the Boom’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: Finance17 hr. 20 min. ago Related News

Tokyo stocks open higher after Wall St gains

TOKYO — Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday, buoyed by investor relief over continued gains on Wall Street last week. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.72 percent or 155.32 points to 21,875.57 in early trade while the broader Topix index was up 0.82 percent or 14.28 points at 1,751.65. “Japanese stocks this week will likely test a rebound from [...] The post Tokyo stocks open higher after Wall St gains appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsFeb 19th, 2018Related News

SM on a shopping binge to prepare for needs of PH guests

Conrad Manila immediately rose to second spot among the best hotels in Manila on its first year of operations Even as rental accommodations have been mushrooming as an alternative to hotels, the Ph.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsFeb 19th, 2018Related News

General gov’t debt rises to 36.4% of GDP at mid-2017

GENERAL GOVERNMENT (GG) debt as share of the economy inched higher at the end of June 2017, the Finance department said yesterday. The Department of Finance reported that the general government debt-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio slightly rose to 36.4% as of end-June 2017 from 35.3% a year earlier. GG debt consolidates the outstanding debt […] The post General gov’t debt rises to 36.4% of GDP at mid-2017 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceFeb 18th, 2018Related News

House, Senate to pass Bangsamoro law before March 23

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 17 February) — The Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be passed by the House of Representatives on third and final reading “before March 23,” Tawi-tawi Rep. Ruby Sahali, chair of the Committee on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity said at the end of the public hearing here Thursday. Senator Miguel Zubiri, chair […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2018Related News

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: NewsFeb 18th, 2018Related News

Pons happy to defer scoring to teammates in win over UE

Bernadeth Pons had her lowest-scoring game for Far Eastern University this season, but the Lady Tamaraws' captain is fine with sharing the offensive limelight with her teammates. FEU's senior hitter had just nine points in FEU's sweep of University of the Philippines, 25-23, 25-23, 24-19, in the UAAP Season 80 women's volleyball tournament and Pons is actually relieved that her teammates were able to fulfill the team's demands. "I'm happy with my scoring because that means everybody can contribute," said Pons in Filipino Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre. "I even told them that volleyball comes easy when everyone scores." Against UP, Heather Guino-o and Toni Rose Basas carr...Keep on reading: Pons happy to defer scoring to teammates in win over UE.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 17th, 2018Related News

Bitcoin rises above $10,000, strategist sees new high by July

Bitcoin rose above $10,000 on Thursday for the first time in more than two weeks, as investors bought back the digital currency after having fallen 70 percent from its all-time peak hit in mid-December......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopFeb 16th, 2018Related News

US consumer prices jump 0.5% in January

WASHINGTON: US consumer inflation jumped sharply in the first month of 2018, the government reported Wednesday, spooking global stock markets amid concerns that interest rates will rise more aggressively this year. The consumer price index (CPI), which tracks the costs of household goods and services, rose 0.5 percent last month, exceeding analyst expectations, according to [...] The post US consumer prices jump 0.5% in January appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2018Related News

For a Better and Healthier Place

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia JASPER Ruby Vijar, 21, of Zarraga, Iloilo, is one of the founders of Team Dugong Bughaw, an organization that promotes human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) awareness, aims to make the Philippines a healthier place. Dreaming of becoming a doctor, he earned his degree in Bachelor of Science […] The post For a Better and Healthier Place appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2018Related News

Managing inflation, or rising prices

The Philippine Statistics Authority reports that prices in January compared to those of the same month last year, rose four percent......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceFeb 14th, 2018Related News

‘Call of Duty’ film approaches ‘Sicario 2’ director

Video game publisher Activision Blizzard is taking steps to get a "Call of Duty" adaptation underway, with "Sicario 2" director Stefano Sollima said to be in talks over the project. Italian director Stefano Sollima, whose first English-language movie arrives in the form of cross-border action movie "Sicario 2: Soldado" this June, is in negotiations to helm a "Call of Duty" film, according to Variety. No date or timeline for development was announced. Sollima rose to fame as director on several TV series focused on Italian crime, perhaps most notably 2014's "Gomorrah", based on a book and film of the same name that came before it, and then the 2015 feature-length Netflix mafia t...Keep on reading: ‘Call of Duty’ film approaches ‘Sicario 2’ director.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 14th, 2018Related News

Jollibee nets P7.09B

Fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. grew its net profit attributable to equity holders of parent firm by 15 percent last year to P7.09 billion on a record store rollout program and strong same-store sales. For the fourth quarter alone, JFC's attributable net profit rose by 11.7 percent year-on-year to P1.98 billion, Asia's most valuable restaurant chain disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The full-year performance brought JFC's return on equity to 19.3 percent, stable from 19.2 percent in the previous year. System-wide sales grew by 15.2 percent for the whole year to P171.77 billion, driven by the expansion of its store network and strong same-store sal...Keep on reading: Jollibee nets P7.09B.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 14th, 2018Related News

What My Cat Has Taught Me About People

  Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Rossana Unson, and Ronna Capili-Bonifacio tell their personal experiences like it is---at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. I don't consider myself a "people person." I like pleasant, smart, funny, and genuine people and I thoroughly dislike having to be around any other types of people, which I have to be---often. Surprisingly, I have learned a lot though about people from my cat Sylvio. He's 13, maybe even 14 years old. We got him grown up already so I'm not actually sure of his real age, but I do know we go...Keep on reading: What My Cat Has Taught Me About People.....»»

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

Belangel dislodges Ateneo teammate Sotto out of top spot in NBTC 24

The UAAP Season 80 Juniors Basketball Tournament closed out its elimination round with a bang, but as the day ended, one student-athlete stood head and shoulders above the rest of the competition. Ateneo de Manila High School's senior floor general SJ Belangel dropped a whopping 31 points against Nazareth School of National University, leading the Blue Eaglets to an immaculate 14-0 record en route to an automatic Finals berth. With this outing and the consistency he showed during the preliminaries, Belangel took over the top spot as the best high school prospect in Week 5 of the National Basketball Training Center Chooks-to-Go 24. The NBTC Chooks-to-Go 24 is a weekly ranking of high school players taking part in the UAAP, CESAFI-NBTC, MMBL, and FCAAF tournaments as well as the recently concluded NCAA competition. Ateneo big man and 23 for 2023 cadet Kai Sotto dropped to second after sitting atop the ladder for the last four weeks. Rounding out the top five are La Salle Greenhills' Joel Cagulangan, Mapua University's Will Gozum, and Far Eastern University-Diliman's L-Jay Gonzales. For dragging University of Sto. Tomas to a playoff match against Adamson High School, CJ Cansino, who is bound to win the UAAP Jrs. MVP, went up to seven.  On the other hand, Baby Falcons ace Joem Sabandal also rose in the weekly rankings, going up to 16. Making the biggest leap this week is CESAFI MVP Alex Visser. Visser rose to 17th, four spots higher than a week ago.  The biggest loser this week is Baby Tamaraws off-guard RJ Abarrientos. The FEU-commit was a non-factor during his team's loss to the Tiger Cubs last Sunday resulting to a drop from eighth to 14th. Here is the complete rankings after Week 5: 1. SJ Belangel, ADMU (2) 2. Kai Sotto, ADMU (1) 3. Joel Cagulangan, LSGH (3) 4. Will Gozum, MU (4) 5. L-Jay Gonzales, FEU (5) 6. Rhayann Amsali, NU (6) 7. CJ Cansino, UST (9) 8. Dave Ildefonso, ADMU (7) 9. Aaron Fermin, AU (10) 10. Clint Escamis, MU (11) 11. John Galinato, CKSC (12) 12. Inand Fornilos, LSGH (13) 13. Warren Bonifacio, MU (14) 14. RJ Abarrientos, FEU (8) 15. Evan Nelle, SBC (15) 16. Joem Sabandal, ADU (17) 17. Alex Visser, SHS Cebu (21) 18. Terrence Fortea, NU (16) 19. Raven Cortez, DLSZ (18) 20. Beirn Laurente, UV (20) 21. Mac Guadana, LPU (22) 22. Joaqui Manuel, ADMU (19) 23. Harvey Pagsanjan, HCHS (23) 24. Maui Cruz, EAC (24) The Juniors stars were ranked using the following criteria: league stats, impact in team, team record, leadership, defense, offense, and level of competition. These rankings will be used to determine the 24 players who will take part in the annual SM-NBTC High School All-Star Game on March at the MOA Arena......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 13th, 2018Related News

Gov’t partially awards T-bills as rates rise

THE GOVERNMENT made a partial award of the P20 billion it planned to raise through the auction of Treasury bills (T-bills) yesterday as yields rose across all tenors. The Bureau of the Treasury’s offer yesterday was met with P22.96 billion in demand, slightly above the program, but it only borrowed P14.17 billion via the three-month, […] The post Gov’t partially awards T-bills as rates rise appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2018Related News

LOOK: Richard Yap shows toned physique in viral video

MANILA, Philippines – Time and again, Richard Yap has proven that looking your best can happen at any age. The actor – who rose to fame in his 40s for his role as Papa Chen in the show My Binondo Girl – continues to defy middle age as he ........»»

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

Gov’t revenue up at faster pace in Jan., on lookout vs cigarette smuggling

Tax takings of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) rose at a faster pace in January on the back of higher excise taxes on a number of goods under the first tax reform package, but the government is bracing for a surge in cigarette smuggling amid higher prices.   BIR Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay told… link: Gov’t revenue up at faster pace in Jan., on lookout vs cigarette smuggling.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Feb 12th, 2018Related News