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P.7 million Chinese medicine confiscated at NAIA

he Bureau of Customs confiscated 180 kilos of Chinese medicines misdeclared as “vitamin pills” with a street value of around P700,000 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, an official said yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 30th, 2020Related News

Tokyo stocks open lower on US-China tension

Tokyo stocks opened lower on Friday, tracking falls on Wall Street on rising tensions between the US and China......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceMay 29th, 2020Related News

No. 9 sa priority list ng NCRPO nasakote sa buy-bust

ARESTADO ang isang lalaki na nahulihan umano ng P68,000 halaga ng shabu at no. 9 sa priority list ng National Capital Region Police Office sa Marikina City. Nahuli si Jim Cabacang, 28, walang trabaho, sa Falco Street, Purok 6, Brgy. Malanday, alas-2:15 ng hapon noong Miyerkules. Isang buy-bust operation ang inilungsad laban sa suspek at […] The post No. 9 sa priority list ng NCRPO nasakote sa buy-bust appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 29th, 2020Related News

Pope & lsquo;begging for alms& rsquo; a solidarity call

On a street in Milan, the capital of Italy’s Lombardy region, which has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis begs for alms, his cassock in tatters......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2020Related News

Mandaue has 1 more COVID case on May 28

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The city of Mandaue has reported an additional COVID-19 case as of 6 p.m. this Thursday, May 28, 2020. The patient, a 26-year-old woman, is from M.L. Quezon Street in Barangay Casuntingan.  Read more: Mandaue City’s COVID-19 update In a post on its official Facebook page, the Mandaue City Public Information […] The post Mandaue has 1 more COVID case on May 28 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2020Related News

Sex workers hands tied under virus lockdowns

The bondage chairs and polished metal whipping tools sit gathering dust on a quiet street near London's trendy Shoreditch neighbourhood —and Madame Caramel is not pleased......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2020Related News

Time to say goodbye

There was a time when tenors and sopranos were unknown to the ordinary man, and only the so-called “cognoscenti” appreciated them. That was probably because they sang in Italian mostly, and the music, but for those whose lyrics were translated in English and made popular by Hollywood cinema and recording artists, were too high-brow......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMay 27th, 2020Related News

Floor trading resumes at NYSE

The New York Stock Exchange, the symbolic heart of Wall Street, reopened its floor Tuesday after a two-month closure due to the coronavirus, with traders donning masks and separated by plexiglas. Stocks surged following the trademark opening bell, which was presided over by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and NYSE officials — all wearing masks. […] The post Floor trading resumes at NYSE appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 27th, 2020Related News

Buy-bust yields P340K worth of suspected illegal drugs

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 32-year-old man was caught with P340,000 worth of suspected shabu in a buy-bust operation conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) along Magallanes Street in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City on Tuesday afternoon, May 26, 2020. The suspect was identified by the police as Romil Lopez, a […] The post Buy-bust yields P340K worth of suspected illegal drugs appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 26th, 2020Related News

Death and denial in Brazil’s Amazon capital

MANAUS, Brazil: As the white van approached Perfect Love Street, one by one chatting neighbors fell silent, covered their mouths and noses and scattered. Men in full body suits carried an empty coffin into the small, blue house where Edgar Silva had spent two feverish days gasping for air before drawing his last breath on […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 26th, 2020Related News

SC begins rapid testing of employees, judges

The Supreme Court started conducting rapid testing for COVID-19 on its officers and employees on Tuesday at its main building along Padre Faura Street in Manila. The two medical tents were personally inspected by Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta while rapid tests on justices and officials were conducted in the Dignitaries Lounge. The employees tested were […] The post SC begins rapid testing of employees, judges appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 26th, 2020Related News

Lockdown Diary

I used to sleep with my room totally dark, with curtains shutting out the neighbors’ night lights, the city’s street lights, the moonlight and the sunrise......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 25th, 2020Related News

Mandaue City logs 1 new COVID case for May 22

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — This is a welcome relief for Mandauehaonons. Mandaue City has logged only one new case of the coronavirus disease 2019 this Friday, May 22, 2020. The patient is a 38-year-old female resident of S. B. Cabahug Street in Barangay Ibabao-Estancia. “The patient is undergoing strict home isolation as of the moment. […] The post Mandaue City logs 1 new COVID case for May 22 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 22nd, 2020Related News

Tokyo shares open flat, eyes on China

Tokyo shares opened nearly flat Friday after falls on Wall Street, with investors eyeing the opening of China's National People's Congress......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceMay 22nd, 2020Related News

Vaccine hope and easing of lockdowns fuel Asia stocks rally

Hopes for a vaccine to treat coronavirus and a further easing of lockdown measures around the world spurred a rally on Asian markets Tuesday as investors tracked a surge across Europe and Wall Street......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceMay 19th, 2020Related News

Tokyo stocks close lower with eyes on earnings

Tokyo stocks closed lower on Wednesday, tracking falls on Wall Street, as investors focused on corporate earnings that have been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceMay 13th, 2020Related News

Be Like Mike jingle almost didn t happen, says creator

By GARY GERARD HAMILTON Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s docuseries detailing the 1998 and final season of the Chicago Bulls championship dynasty, has served as a reminder to basketball fans of the greatness of Michael Jordan on the court. While it’s showcased Jordan’s dominance between baselines, it’s also shed light on his worldwide marketing allure. Although the Hall-of-Famer starred in many memorable commercials throughout the 1990s for major brands such McDonald’s “Nothing But Net” spot and Nike’s “Failure” ad, one of his most famous may be Gatorade’s “Be Like Mike” commercial. But if it weren’t inadvertently for the Walt Disney corporation, the melodic jingle would’ve never been made. “My whole goal in advertising, I told my wife right when I got into it, was I just wanted to create a little sliver of pop culture somewhere along the line,” said Bernie Pitzel, the advertising executive who created the song. “Everybody knows I’ve been saying that for years. And they go, ‘Well, I think you did it'.” In 1992, Pitzel was working for Chicago-based ad agency Bayer Bess Vanderwarker and tasked with overseeing a spot for Jordan that they had already created. Pitzel thought it was lackluster and too similar to Jordan’s early Nike commercials. But he became inspired as his children watched Disney’s 1967 film “The Jungle Book.” After changing a few lines of the song “I Wanna Be Like You” and presenting a mock-up, all parties settled on his idea. After filming visuals for the commercial, there was one last hurdle to cross: convincing Disney to allow them to use the “Jungle Book” music; Pitzel said they wanted too much money to approve it (a rep for Disney said they could not confirm Pitzel's account as it was decades ago). With the season scheduled to start soon and the agency unsure of the next move, Pitzel went to a favorite restaurant where he frequently brainstormed. He jotted down the lyrics for the jingle on a paper tablecloth, and then faxed a few music production houses while still at the restaurant. He settled on a melody the next day with the music and singing all performed by session singers. “I heard that instrumental opening that I’m like, ‘Oh, my God. We got it,’ Pitzel said. “As it turned out, it was way better that I wrote the song because that’s what people remember. If we’d just done it with the ‘Jungle Book’ music, it would have been a cute little spot, but it never would have resonated like it did.” Now retired in Phoenix, Pitzel had fond memories of working on that project—his kids appear in the commercial and played one-on-one with Jordan during takes. While he thought the spot was great and witnessed it become a pop culture staple, he couldn’t have predicted it would still be discussed nearly three decades later. When asked what goes into a creating an iconic ad, he says it’s not much different than the ingredients of winning a championship. “You just gotta believe in it. You gotta put your soul into it,” Pitzel said. “You gotta put your heart in it, and then you’ve gotta get some luck.” ___ Follow Associated Press entertainment journalist Gary Gerard Hamilton at twitter.com/garyghamilton.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 13th, 2020Related News

Homemade fishballs para sa meryenda? G!

Manila, Philippines – Nakaka-miss na kumain ng mga streetfoods tulad ng fishball. Sa ngayon, ‘di pinapahintulutang magbenta ang mga street food vendors dahil pa rin sa umiiral na quarantine. Kung fishball lang naman ang pag-uusapan, easy lang ang pagluluto nito. Sigurado pang fresh, malinis, at walang halong kung anong kemikal. Mga kailangan: Bangus na hinimay […] The post Homemade fishballs para sa meryenda? G! appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsMay 12th, 2020Related News

Case readied against ambulance driver involved in fatal downtown crash

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A case of reckless imprudence resulting to homicide is being readied against a driver of a Barangay Apas ambulance that figured in a fatal accident with a motorcycle driven by a Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) security guard in a downtown Cebu City Street at past 1 p.m. of Monday, May […] The post Case readied against ambulance driver involved in fatal downtown crash appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 11th, 2020Related News

US tagged as worst country for immigrant workers amid COVID-19

“Instead of prioritizing widespread testing and providing support for workers, Trump has ensured profits for his Wall Street friends. We need hazard pays, our health workers should be given the pay they need..." The post US tagged as worst country for immigrant workers amid COVID-19 appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsMay 11th, 2020Related News