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Apple moving forward on app privacy, despite pushback

An update to the software powering some billion iPhones around the world kicks in Monday with an enhanced privacy feature critics fear will roil the internet advertising world......»»

Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardApr 25th, 2021

Three Pelicans test positive for COVID-19

Pelicans general manager David Griffin says three New Orleans players have tested positive for COVID-19 and will be in self-isolation until testing shows they can return to team activities without infecting others. Griffin declined to identify the players, citing medical privacy laws. The positive tests occurred on June 23, the first day all members of the team were tested as part of the NBA’s plan to restart the season, which was suspended in mid-March. Griffin says the Pelicans have had no players test positive since. “The league has a system in place that was designed to catch these cases. That system worked and we’re just going to deal with it the best we can moving forward,” Griffin said. “The league is relying both on the CDC and their own medical experts and the players’ union medical experts on this, and we’re going to continue to follow those guidelines." When the Pelicans return to action on July 30 against Utah at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex outside of Orlando, Florida, they will be 3½ games out of the Western Conference’s final playoff spot with eight games left. Because of the NBA’s decision to base seeding on winning percentage, New Orleans and Sacramento also are effectively one game behind Portland for the ninth spot. This season, finishing ninth — as well as within four games of eighth — offers a “play-in” opportunity to qualify for the postseason by beating the eighth seed two straight times......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

Karatekas moving forward

There were six Filipinos who competed in kumite and two in kata at the World Olympic Karate Qualifying Tournament in Paris last weekend but none found the luck to book a ticket to Tokyo in a finish that Karate Pilipinas Sports Federation president Ricky Lim described as good and bad news......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Financial link among Asian banks urged for next crisis

Asian countries should consider strengthening the links among their financial markets to ensure that economies are well-prepared to withstand shocks arising from crises moving forward......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 31st, 2021

Moving on and Moving Forward: Lakbay Lokal Expo

With a cure in sight and vaccines being rolled out in various parts of the globe, we can’t help but also wish for travel restrictions to already be lifted anytime soon. As we adapt to the new normal and as the country emerges from lockdowns, we surely can’t wait to pack our bags, prepare our […] The post Moving on and Moving Forward: Lakbay Lokal Expo appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

ADB urges countries to lessen dependence on foreign borrowings

Developing countries in the Asia Pacific region, including the Philippines, should focus on boosting the mobilization of their domestic resources and reduce dependence on foreign borrowings moving forward......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Youngest Gilas pool formed

Program director Tab Baldwin said assembling the “youngest-ever” Gilas Pilipinas pool and preparing it for battle against heavyweights like Serbia would serve the national quintet in good stead moving forward......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2021

Philippines needs more financing amid pandemic uncertainty

Developing countries such as the Philippines will need greater financing moving forward amid the pandemic’s uncertain duration and its economic impact, a global think tank said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2021

Despite warnings, US states are reopening

Mission, Kansas- With vaccination campaigns moving forward and the emergence of a third vaccine, many US states are lifting the ban despite warnings from experts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

Ange great fit for Gilas

Philippine coaches and officials see Ateneo slotman Angelo “Ange” Kouame as a great fit for Gilas Pilipinas moving forward......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

Mariwasa marks 55 years as top home building solutions provider

Mariwasa, a pioneer in the construction industry, will be marking its 55th year this June with the theme “Moving Forward” and the vision to be a complete home building solutions provider by highlighting the products launched last year and products to watch out for this year......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2021

Gilas prepares for Ratliffe-led Koreans

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is moving forward in its bid to hold fort in next month’s FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers third window despite having only a few PBA players to reinforce the cadet-laden Gilas squad......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2021

Biden to sign executive orders on Day 1, amid high alert for inauguration

Joe Biden’s top aide said Saturday the incoming president would sign about a dozen executive orders on his first day in office, as police fearing violence from Trump supporters staged a nationwide security operation ahead of the inauguration. Authorities in Washington, where Wednesday’s inauguration will take place, said they arrested a man with a loaded handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition at a security checkpoint, underscoring the tension in the US capital which is resembling a war zone. However, the man’s family told US media he was a security guard, rejecting the idea he was intent on causing harm. Incoming Biden chief of staff Ron Klain said in a memo to new White House senior staff that the executive orders would address the pandemic, the ailing US economy, climate change and racial injustice in America. “All of these crises demand urgent action,” Klain said in the memo. “In his first ten days in office, President-elect Biden will take decisive action to address these four crises, prevent other urgent and irreversible harms, and restore America’s place in the world,” Klain added. As he inherits the White House from Donald Trump, Biden’s plate is overflowing with acute challenges. The US is fast approaching 400,000 dead from the Covid-19 crisis and logging well over a million new cases a week as the coronavirus spreads out of control. The economy is ailing, with 10 million fewer jobs available compared to the start of the pandemic. Biden this week unveiled plans to seek $1.9 trillion to revive the economy through new stimulus payments and other aid, and plans a blitz to accelerate America’s stumbling Covid vaccine rollout effort. On Inauguration Day Biden, as previously promised, will sign orders including ones for the US to rejoin the Paris climate accord and reverse Trump’s ban on entry of people from certain Muslim majority countries, Klain said. “President-elect Biden will take action — not just to reverse the gravest damages of the Trump administration — but also to start moving our country forward,” Klain said. – 500 rounds of ammunition – Meanwhile, Washington was under a state of high alert after a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6. The assault left five people dead, including a police officer. Security officials have warned that armed pro-Trump extremists, possibly carrying explosives, pose a threat to Washington as well as state capitals over the coming week. Thousands of National Guard troops have been deployed in Washington and streets have been blocked off downtown with concrete barriers. On Friday night, police arrested a Virginia man at a security checkpoint where he tried to use an “unauthorized” credential to access the restricted area where Biden will be inaugurated. As officers checked the credential against the authorized access list, one noticed decals on the back of Wesley Beeler’s pick-up truck that said “Assault Life,” with an image of a rifle, and another with the message: “If they come for your guns, give ’em your bullets first,” according to a document filed in Washington, DC Superior Court. Under questioning, Beeler told officers he had a Glock handgun in the vehicle. A search uncovered a loaded handgun, more than 500 rounds of ammunition, shotgun shells and a magazine for the gun, the court document said. Beeler was arrested on charges including possession of an unregistered firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. But Beeler’s father Paul told The New York Times his son had been working as a security guard on the Capitol grounds. Asked if the younger Beeler supported a peaceful transition of power, Paul Beeler told the newspaper, “That’s the reason he’s there.” In addition to the heavy security presence in Washington, law enforcement was out in force in state capitals around the country to ward off potential political violence. Mass protests that had been planned for the weekend did not materialize on Saturday, with security far outnumbering Trump supporters at several fortified statehouses, US media reported. In St Paul, Minnesota, for example, hundreds of law enforcement officers, some armed with long guns, ringed the Capitol with National Guard troops providing backup.  The number of protesters totaled about 50......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

AboitizPower acquiring LFEI

The renewable unit of Aboitiz Power Corp. is taking over La Filipina Electrika Inc. (LFEI) to become a vehicle for renewable energy projects moving forward......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

COVID-19 in 2021

I do not intend to rain on the parade over the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in several countries. Most experts, thought, still advise caution – and for good reason. Even those experts who have expressed optimism that the virus will most probably be tamed sooner than expected, at the earliest by June, have somehow pulled back. There is hope but “better safe than sorry” is the prevailing thread. Despite the expected acceleration of the global vaccination program with the addition of three or four more vaccines about to be issued emergency authorization authority (EUA) after those given to Pfizer, Moderna and Astra Zeneca, the guidance in most if not all countries remains: stay the course while moving forward......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021

Facebook fights with Apple over iOS privacy changes

Angela Lang / CNET Facebook is again Criticism of upcoming privacy changes To apple Ios Which can uproot ad-tracking features used by apps. On........»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 17th, 2020

Harry and Meghan sign podcast deal with Spotify

LONDON, United Kingdom — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have signed a deal with Spotify to produce podcasts that tell “uplifting and entertaining stories”, the audio streaming service said Tuesday. Since ceasing royal duties and moving to California this year, the couple have launched various creative ventures, and begun legal actions against British tabloids over privacy violations. […] The post Harry and Meghan sign podcast deal with Spotify appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Apple adding privacy fact labels to App Store items

Apple on Monday began adding labels that reveal what user data is gathered by games, chat, or other software offered in the App Store for its popular mobile devices......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Power Mac center, volleyball star & lsquo;Pay It Forward& rsquo; with 139 free bicycles

The Filipino bayanihan spirit came alive at the Eastwood Mall Open Park as premier Apple partner Power Mac Center and TV personality and former volleyball star Gretchen Ho’s Woman In Action initiative gave away free bicycles to people who find it difficult to commute to work because of the COVID-19 pandemic. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 6th, 2020

Lucio Tan, foreign partners pursue P82.5-b LNG project

Batangas Clean Energy Inc., a company led by US investors and airline and tobacco tycoon Lucio Tan, is moving forward with a P82.5-billion investment in a liquefied natural gas terminal and 1,200-megawatt combined cycle gas turbine plant project in Batangas province......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

‘Biden presidency may be good for global trade’

Market analysts have offered mixed views on the possible impact of the still-uncertain outcome of the US presidential election on the Philippines moving forward. In a comment on Friday, Philstocks Financial Inc. research associate Claire Alviar said equity markets, including Asian ones, were cheering the strong showing of US President Donald Trump’s Democratic rival, former […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020