Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul FILE – Perlas Pilipinas’ France Mae Cabinbin against Japan in the 2017 Fiba Women’s Asia Cup. Photo from Fiba.comKUALA LUMPUR — Perlas Pilipinas shone bright Sunday night.True to its moniker, the Philippine women’s basketball team fashioned out a 88-54 demolition of Singapore to start its bid for the 29th Southeast Asian Games crown at full-packed MABA Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Displaying fluid transition offense through flashy playmaker France Mae Cabinbin, the Philippines kept the tentative Singaporean side under control in the first half, with just about everybody in the lineup scoring at will.Perlas stepped on it in the final two quarters with Cabinbin, Afril Bernardino and Analyn Almazan leading the charge to rip the game apart and cruise to its first victory of the meet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Gilas Pilipinas escapes Jordan, salvages 7th place Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’
zoom Driven by a spate of recent shipping industry consolidation moves, the combined capacity share operated by the Top 10 carriers reached a new record in 2017, according to Alphaliner.Increased market concentration has led to a rise in the major carriers’ combined capacity share, which stood at a record high of 77% at the end of the year.The consolidation spree was capped by the completion of the Hapag-Lloyd acquisition of UASC in May and Maersk’s acquisition of Hamburg Süd at the end of November.Alphaliner said that this figure is set to continue rising to reach 82% with the impending absorption of OOCL by COSCO and the merger of K Line, MOL and NYK to form Ocean Network Express (ONE).The top three carrier postitions in the global operator rankings are still being held by Maersk, MSC and CMA CGM.However, COSCO and Hapag-Lloyd have closed the gap through consolidation moves in the last two years. Following the completion of acquisition of OOCL, COSCO is expected to leap into the number three spot, Alphaliner commented.
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license United Arab Emirates-incorporated fund Goldilocks Investment has acquired an 18.3% stake in Dubai-based shipping company Gulf Navigation Holding.The fund, which was launched in 2015 by Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG), said that the share includes 4.6% held through a share finance facility, according to media reports.“Goldilocks will be actively collaborating with the management and the board of Gulf Navigation in order to drive an enhanced business performance,” Reuters cited the company, which added that it would also support nomination of new members to the board.The acquisition is the latest purchase by Goldilocks, that has been buying shares in undervalued or financially-struggling companies.Reuters further cited the company as saying that it “continues to be highly active in identifying and securing compelling investment opportunities in the public markets as well as seeking out undervalued companies.”
Related Items:#50yearsMajorityRuleBahamas, #MagneticNewsMedia #MagneticNewsMedia#50yearsMajorityRuleBahamas Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, January 10, 2017 – It is a public holiday today in The Bahamas to mark majority rule day; the day the black majority occupied the majority of the seats in the House of Assembly after decades of struggles to get every citizen, 18 years and older the right to vote and before women had the right to vote. January 10, 1967 was a pivotal day in Bahamian politics and history. In Nassau there will be two controversial gatherings… one led by the Progressive Liberal Party, which is the government today and was the government which ushered in majority rule under the late Sir Lynden Pindling; the other led by Renard Henfield and We March Bahamas which inspired hundreds of Bahamians, in November, to don black in protest of injustices they believe are perpetrated by successive governments. There is criticism for the PLP, as it is widely stated that Majority Rule Day belongs to the people and should not be politicized by the PLP; the governing party denies this. There is push back too on the United People Day March which some say is overshadowing the historic event with negativity, but Henfield says his freedom movement is about upsetting the status quo and uniting those very people. Meanwhile, the University of The Bahamas aims to take the 50 Year commemoration of Majority Rule Day to another level and will host two symposiums and a lecture; those begin on January 12. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Recommended for you
It came as startling news to many when the financial terms of TV Guide’s sale were revealed, showing that California-based investment firm OpenGate Capital paid $1—less than the cover price of one single issue—to purchase the print brand from owner Macrovision. On top of that, Macrovision said it would lend OpenGate up to $9.5 million at a surprisingly low 3 percent interest rate.Is this like paying the garbage man to take your trash away? It seems crazy that Macrovision, after its acquisition of Gemstar-TV Guide for $2.8 billion, would cough up nearly $10 million in loans, to an investment firm no less, to get the magazine off its books. There again, in this rollercoaster of an economic environment, anything is possible.According to OpenGate founder and managing partner Andrew Nikou, terms of the sale need to be “taken into perspective.” Here is his statement regarding the acquisition terms, via a TV Guide spokesperson: “Macrovision’s recent disclosure of the terms of the sale of TV Guide need to be taken into perspective, given the magazine’s history and unprecedented relaunch in 2005.TV Guide is a company with an exceptionally strong foundation, built around a subscriber base of over 3 million, a weekly readership in excess of 21 million, a powerful brand that commands trust and loyalty, and a world class organization able to produce a leading entertainment magazine with stunning photography and unique features-driven editorial content.However, the magazine’s reinvention from a listings guide to a contemporary television entertainment magazine has been not only highly promising and successful to date, but has also been a very costly undertaking. With losses over $20 million in 2007 and further losses expected in 2008, all of this combined with significant deferred subscription and other operational liabilities, OpenGate is stepping in with the commitment to successfully complete the magazine’s turn-around, which targets restored profitability by the end of 2009, and to re-establishing TV Guide as the premier television entertainment magazine in the country.This commitment will enhance the value of this unique franchise and is a tribute to the underlying strength and potential of the brand that has so far demonstrated its ability to withstand the test of time.”
Barack ObamaFormer US president Barack Obama said Friday that social media powers like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are leading to “snap judgements to complex issues” and warned leaders to think before tweeting.Obama was repeatedly asked about his successor, President Donald Trump, at a New Delhi symposium but stuck to a general warning to all high-profile figures to take care.”I think it’s important to be mindful of both the power of these tools but also its limits,” Obama said when asked about the dangers of Twitter, a platform on which Trump has caused repeat controversies.”What I would say is Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, all these various platforms are extraordinarily powerful tools, and those tools can be used for good and they tools can be used for ill,” he said.Highlighting how he has 100 million Twitter followers — “more than other people who use it more often” — Obama said: “I think it’s important to be mindful of both the power of these tools but also its limits.”Obama’s wife Michelle recently took what was seen as a subtle swipe at Trump, asking the audience at an event to spellcheck and not tweet everything that comes into their mind.”I think she was just giving a general advice, the same advice that you used to hear from your mother generally … don’t say the first thing that pops in your head,” the two-term leader told the conference, which was organised by the Hindustan Times newspaper.”Your mother and father knew better. Listen to them. Don’t do things like that. Think before you speak, think before you tweet.”- ‘Destructive populism’ -Obama was more direct in criticising Trump’s threat to leave the 2015 Paris climate accord on slashing global carbon emissions.”It is an agreement that — even though we have a little bit of a pause in American leadership — is giving our children a fighting chance,” he said.Trump has threatened several times to withdraw from the Paris accord saying it is crippling US business. He has called for the agreement to be renegotiated.Obama would not be drawn into other questions about the US administration at the appearance where he called “destructive populism” a threat to modern democracy.”The thing I love about America and I suspect the thing you love about India is just this cacophony of life and it throws up all kinds of variety,” Obama said in response to one attempt to force a comment on Trump.”There are political trends in American that I don’t agree with and abide by but I recognise as part of a running thread in American life.”Obama said he has become “obsessed” with the way news is handled and consumed, particularly by the young.”We are more connected than ever before but … more and more we are fitting facts to suit our opinions rather than formulating our opinions based on facts,” said Obama, who was in China before visiting India, and next goes to Paris.
An aedes mosquito. File PhotoThree more persons have died of dengue and 1,460 others have been infected with the mosquito-borne disease, showing a fall in the number of dengue patients than Friday’s 1,719, reports UNB.The fresh deaths were recorded in Dhaka and Faridpur on Saturday while the new infections in 24 hours till Saturday morning.In Dhaka, a woman lost her battle to dengue while undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) in the morning.The deceased was Monwara Begum, 45, wife of Saiful Islam of Chamakpur village in Mithamain upazila of Kishoreganj district.Saiful said Monwara was admitted to Kishoreganj Sadar Hospital after she was diagnosed with dengue about 10 days back.She was taken to the DMCH on 13 August where she died at the intensive care unit around 10:45am, he said.In Faridpur, two persons, including a college student, died of dengue at Faridpur Medical College Hospital. The deceased were Sumon Bashar Raj, 18, son of Mizanur Rahman of Changpur village in Magura district and a second-year student of a government college in Magura, and Yunus Sheikh, 55, son of Aynal Sheikh of Rajbari.Mostafizur Rahman Bulu, assistant director of the hospital, said Sumon was admitted to the hospital on 12 August and he breathed his last around 10:00am.The victim’s father said Sumon was detected with dengue at Magura Hospital on 8 August and later sent to the medical college hospital.Yunus died of the mosquito-borne disease at the hospital around 7:00pm, said hospital director Kamda Prasad Saha.He was taken to the hospital on 12 August with dengue, he said.Of the new dengue infections, 621 were reported in Dhaka city alone while the rest in other divisions, according to the Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).The number of dengue patients was 1,719 on Friday while 1,929 on Thursdays and 1,880 on Wednesday.The government has so far confirmed 40 deaths although unofficial estimates suggest the death toll is much higher.The DGHS said 51,476 people were hospitalised with dengue since January this year. Of them, 43,580 had made full recovery.Currently, 7,856 patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals and clinics.Bangladesh is grappling with its worst outbreak of dengue. Dhaka, the densely-populated megacity, has been at the centre of the outbreak.There is no specific treatment for dengue or severe dengue, WHO says. But early detection and access to proper medical care lowers fatality rates below one per cent.
00:00 /56:36 X On Friday’s Houston Matters: Police in the Dominican Republic say 43-year-old Víctor Hugo Gómez, whose last known address was in Katy, is wanted in the mistaken shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz on June 9, 2019. Gómez, an associate of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel, was indicted in a major federal drug sting here in Houston back in March. We’ll discuss the latest development in this bizarre saga with Gabrielle Banks, who covers federal court for the Houston Chronicle.Then, News 88.7 energy and environment reporter Travis Bubenik will share details on the new Federal Action Plan to reduce childhood lead exposure.Also this hour: As heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran rise, we learn from Rice University fellow Jim Krane about how U.S. interests would be ‘deeply undermined’ by a war with Iran. We discuss what the implications are for Greater Houston’s oil and gas industry. Plus: Our panel of non-experts weighs in on stories from the week’s news and decides if they’re good, bad, or ugly. And, Houston Public Media’s Catherine Lu chats with Mollie Haven Miller, executive director of Dance Source Houston, about the 5th Annual Barnstorm Dance Fest. We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen
“This is grown-woman mess on another level,” Woods told Pinkett Smith.How exactly the 7.5 million viewers for the most recent “Red Table Talk” stacks up with the rest of Facebook’s lineup of funded content is unknown: The company did not provide comparable stats for other shows, except to say the Woods episode drew the biggest audience among all originals. Also, Facebook is citing the total number of people who viewed at least one minute of the episode rather than the average minute audience (which is the TV industry’s standard).Meanwhile, the Woods episode of “Red Table Talk” also garnered 285,000 social and press mentions in less than a week, per Facebook — also a record for Watch originals.In addition, within the first 72 hours, the Jordyn Woods episode of “Red Table Talk” registered over 800,000 interactions, including reactions and comments. The social engagement stats are important measures for Facebook, which is funding content for Watch with the goal of helping spur the growth of user communities and overall activity.“Red Table Talk,” with 5.5 million followers on Facebook, has been one of the company’s leading originals since the company first rolled out Watch in the U.S. about 18 months ago. Produced by Westbrook Studios and Very Tall Productions, the talk show centers on Jada Pinkett Smith, along with her daughter Willow and mother Adrienne, in a series of candid conversations with guests that have included Gabrielle Union, Ellen Pompeo, and survivors who appeared in the Lifetime docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly.” The premiere episode featured a conversation between Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s ex-wife, Sheree Zampino.There’s also a companion discussion group for “Red Table Talk” with more than 477,000 members, who discuss a range of issues like addiction, loss, domestic violence, and race relations.Meanwhile, Westbrook Studios — a short-form content company, owned by Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith and Miguel Melendez — is producing another show for Facebook Watch, from Pinkett Smith’s husband: “Will Smith’s Bucket List,” with the actor engaging in different adventures and stunts around the world. Since bowing Feb. 27 on Facebook Watch, the first episode, in which Will urges Jada to go skydiving in Dubai, has notched over 40 million views (based on the three-second standard). Jordyn Woods’ emotional interview with Jada Pinkett Smith on Facebook Watch’s “Red Table Talk” had a record number of viewers on its first day of release — making it the platform’s most-watched original episode ever in that time frame.The episode, “Jordyn Woods Shares The Truth,” was posted at 12 p.m. ET on Friday, March 1. Within 24 hours, it had been viewed by about 7.5 million Facebook users for at least 60 seconds, according to the company. That’s a separate metric from Facebook’s public views counter, which tabulates a “view” if a video is watched for as little as three seconds.In the segment, Woods spoke exclusively with Pinkett Smith about rumors that Woods had sex with NBA star Tristan Thompson, the father of Khloe Kardashian’s daughter, at a party over Presidents Day weekend. Woods — who has been Kylie Jenner’s best friend — admitted she kissed Thompson and grew “touchy-feely” with him, but denied sleeping with him and asserted that she wasn’t the reason he and Khloe split up. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Even with the relatively strong numbers for “Red Table Talk” and Will Smith’s new reality show, it’s not clear Watch is bringing in significant ad dollars for Facebook. The company generates the bulk of its revenue from ads in users’ News Feeds, but is trying to win more ad business for longer-form episodic video. Facebook is now pitching advertisers on TV-style upfront buys for Watch programming with fixed rate cards, and also is emphasizing the “brand safety” of the original and third-party content in the Watch queue. Popular on Variety
Nearly eighty-five per cent of tobacco addicts can quit the habit of consuming nicotine products just by meditation, a study said. The study that commenced in early 2014, conducting tests on 1,021 tobacco addicts of various forms, also found that the person did not relapse into addiction once he had quit the habit through meditation.The study showed 62 per cent of tobacco addicts of various forms who attended regular Yoga classes quit nicotine use within one month, while the non-regulars took a little more time to do so. “Apart from the 62 per cent who had quit tobacco in one month, there were 7.49 per cent who quit tobacco between 2-6 months and 15.47 per cent who quit tobacco after 12 months,” said the study, conducted by Brahma Kumaris centres all across India. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfCalling it Raja Yogi lifestyle, Valsalan Nair, a doctor associated with the Brahma Kumaris sect, said that the entire procedure of the particular lifestyle was associated with health promoting behaviours. “The findings of this study concludes that the Raja Yoga lifestyle is effective in management and relapse prevention among tobacco addicts,” said Nair. The study was published in the Indian Journal of Private Psychiatry. The research was made public by Brahma Kumaris at the ongoing World Health Organization’s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control – world’s biggest conference on anti-tobacco policies. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveExplaining the research, Nair said all the data was collected on one-to-one interview basis after obtaining consent of 1,021 persons spread across 25 states and two Union Territories. “The data was managed centrally at Medical Wing Research and analysed by independent analyst.” According to the study, apart from meditation what also contributed towards quitting the habit was positive thinking classes and satwik food – a vegetarian diet beneficial in developing clarity, concentration and focus that spiritual development requires.
Scientists have identified what causes ‘brain freeze’ – a quick and intense headache felt when we consume ice creams or other such chilly treats too quickly. “A brain freeze is what happens when cold food touches a bundle of nerves in the back of the palate,” said Stephanie Vertrees, assistant professor at the Texas A&M University in the US. “The sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) is a group of nerves that are sensitive to cold food, and when they’re stimulated, they relay information that stimulates a part of the brain to have a headache,” said Vertrees. The SPG is a very important bundle of nerves, and although it is the source of brain freeze, this group of nerves is also the cause of other types of headaches, researchers said.”This is the same ganglion that is responsible for migraine headaches and cluster headaches,” Vertrees said. “There has been a lot of research done on this bundle of nerves, but mostly for trying to prevent these more serious and longer-lasting headaches,” she said.”We now have two different kinds of devices for the SPG. One device blocks the nerve with a numbing agent, and the other that stimulates it electronically with the goal of eliminating or preventing migraine or cluster headaches from occurring,” she added. Obviously, that approach is a bit extreme for treating a brain freeze, but these links between the different types of headaches can help people who suffer from migraines.”Many people will try to give themselves a brain freeze to try to break a migraine headache,” Vertrees said. “It may not work for everyone or work every time, but giving yourself a brain freeze can possibly alleviate a migraine,” she said. There are several (obvious) ways to avoid a brain freeze, but fewer ways to treat one.”To avoid brain freeze, eat the cold food much more slowly so that your mouth can warm up the food – don’t inhale it,” Vertrees said. “Keep it in the front of your mouth: the further-back stimulation is what triggers the brain freeze,” she said. However, if you find yourself a victim to an ice cream headache, there is a trick you can do to try and warm your way out of one, researchers said.If you begin feeling a brain freeze coming on, press your tongue to the roof of your mouth. The heat from your tongue will warm up the sinuses behind your nose and then warm the ganglion that caused the brain freeze, they said.”Brain freezes are not dangerous and very self-limiting,” Vertrees said. “It’s about slowing down and being patient and aware of the likelihood of getting a brain freeze if you eat or drink too fast,” she said.