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BIR complains of slow network connections

BIR complains of slow network connections.....»»

Category: financeSource: thestandard thestandardOct 12th, 2018

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Books to read through the Christmas holidays

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 December) – Perhaps some of us may have the luxury of finding time during the Christmas holidays to just take things easy. Life can be so hectic for most of the year – as we try our best to survive health issues, stress in the workplace,  traffic, frustrations with politics, slow internet connections and so many other concerns – that one finds it difficult to find the time to just relax and do what the heart desires......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2018

Three stories that will make you want to spread hugs this Christmas

MANILA, Philippines — We live in modern times. We’re always busy, always in a hurry. Our lives are filled with fleeting connections. But sometimes, we need to slow down and convey our true feelings to those important to us — with a good hug. Don’t underestimate the power of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

Trump complains about Twitter removing his followers

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – US President Donald Trump complained on Friday, October 26, that Twitter is removing some of his followers and has made it harder to join, an apparent critique of the social network's efforts to weed out fake and abusive accounts. Trump, who has some 55 million Twitter ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

BIR: Computer woes still unresolved by DICT

The operations of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)---key to providing the government funds for its economic programs---remain impaired despite promises by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to fix a "hardware meltdown" that occurred in July. In a press statement, the Department of Finance said its largest revenue collection agency continues to experience erratic network connections in all its systems and electronic services despite the interventions of the DICT, further impairing the revenue agency's productivity and delivery of frontline services. Owing to this recurrent problem, the BIR asked the DICT to provide an update on the measures it has...Keep on reading: BIR: Computer woes still unresolved by DICT.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Facebook activates disaster help app

As Typhoon Ompong and Hurricane Florence pummeled the Philippines and the United States, respectively, social media giant Facebook said users in communities with limited internet and slow network connectivity will now be able to utilize a feature to communicate fast and help one another in times of disasters......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Facebook bug unblocks unwanted connections for a bit

Facebook said it is notifying more than 800,000 users that a software bug temporarily unblocked people at the social network and its Messenger service. Facebook bug unblocks unwanted connections for a bit Facebook on Monday said it is notifying more than 800,000 users that a software bug temporarily unblocked people at the social network and… link: Facebook bug unblocks unwanted connections for a bit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Facebook bug unblocks unwanted connections for a bit

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Monday said it is notifying more than 800,000 users that a software bug temporarily unblocked people at the social network and its Messenger service. The glitch active between May 29 and June 5 has been fixed, according to Facebook, which has been striving to regain trust in the aftermath of a [...] The post Facebook bug unblocks unwanted connections for a bit appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Slow starters: Pats have no 1st quarter SB points with Brady

By Josh Dubow, Associated Press BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Tom Brady has accomplished just about everything when it comes to playing in the Super Bowl. His five titles and four Super Bowl MVPs are more than any other quarterback. He has posted the two biggest comeback wins in Super Bowl history, including last year's rally from 25 points down to beat Atlanta. He has thrown for more yards or touchdowns than any quarterback on the biggest stage. Perhaps the only accomplishment missing seems like a relatively simple one: leading a first-quarter scoring drive. In one of the more surprising Super Bowl stats, the Patriots have failed to score a single point in the first quarter in their seven Super Bowl trips in the Brady-Bill Belichick era. "We're trying to score every time we take the field," Brady said. "There's a little caveat to that in my opinion. In 2007, it was our first drive of the game, it just happened to be the first play of the second quarter. "But it was the first time we touched it. So we did score when we got it first. But I'd love to score 21 points in the first quarter if we can but obviously this defense can make it really tough for us." The Patriots did score on that first possession in their first meeting against the Giants. But because New York held the ball for 9:59 to open the game with a field-goal drive, Laurence Maroney's 1-yard run came on the first play of the second quarter. The first-quarter scoring woes in the Super Bowl led to a memorable moment from an NFL Network documentary about last year's title of linebackers coach Brian Flores addressing a banquet to honor the team. "Coach Belichick, prior to the game, looked right at Tom Brady and goes 'Tom, we've been to six Super Bowls together, and we've never scored a point in the first quarter. Can we get that done?'" Flores told the crowd. "I look around and I go, 'Man, we're going to score 30 points in the first quarter.'" Instead it didn't happen. It was another first-quarter shutout as the Patriots went three-and-out the first time they had the ball and then stalled near midfield following two sacks on the second drive. The third drive ended when LeGarrette Blount fumbled on the second play of the second quarter. Brady has been on the field for a first-quarter score when his intentional grounding penalty in the end zone against the Giants in 2012 led to a safety for New York. That was one of four scores in the first quarter against the Patriots in their seven trips with Belichick and Brady. "Look, we try to score in every game," Belichick said. "I know that's probably hard to understand, but we try to go out and score and keep the other team from scoring. That's our goal every game." It's not as if slow starts are a chronic problem for Brady and the Patriots. Since his first season as the starter in 2001, New England leads the NFL on first-quarter scoring with 5.7 points per game. The Patriots are only a tick behind that at 5.5 points per first quarter in the playoff rounds prior to the Super Bowl with Brady at quarterback. But for some reason that all changes on the biggest stage, even though it hasn't stopped the Patriots from winning five Super Bowl titles. "I would say that's the emphasis every week," receiver Phillip Dorsett said. "We play better when we start fast, and that's a big emphasis every week, not just in the Super Bowl but in the weeks prior to this. I mean, we have a better record when we're playing fast and we get out to a good start, when we get points on the board on that first drive. So, we always like to do that." ___ AP Sports Writer Kyle Hightower contributed to this report.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed – BBC News

A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen’s private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. Donald Trump’s commerce secretary is shown to have a stake in a firm dealing with Russians sanctioned by the US. The leak, dubbed the Paradise Papers, contains 13.4m documents, mostly from one leading firm in offshore finance. BBC Panorama is part of nearly 100 media groups investigating the papers. As with last year’s Panama Papers leak, the documents were obtained by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, which called in the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) to oversee the investigation. The Guardian is also among the organisations investigating the documents. Sunday’s revelations form only a small part of a week of disclosures that will expose the tax and financial affairs of some of the hundreds of people and companies named in the data, some with strong UK connections. Many of the stories focus on how politicians, multinationals, celebrities and high-net-worth individuals use complex structures of trusts, foundations and shell companies to protect their cash from tax officials or hide their dealings behind a veil of secrecy. The Paradise Papers show that about £10m ($13m) of the Queen’s private money was invested offshore. It was put into funds in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda by the Duchy of Lancaster, which provides the Queen with an income and handles investments for her £500m private estate. There is nothing illegal in the investments and no suggestion that the Queen is avoiding tax, but questions may be asked about whether the monarch should be investing offshore. There were small investments in the rent-to-buy retailer BrightHouse, which has been accused of exploiting the poor, and the Threshers chain of off-licences, which later went bust owing £17.5m in tax and costing almost 6,000 people their jobs. The Duchy said it was not involved in decisions made by funds and there is no suggestion the Queen had any knowledge of the specific investments made on her behalf. The Duchy has in the past said it gives “ongoing consideration regarding any of its acts or omissions that could adversely impact the reputation” of the Queen, who it says takes “a keen interest” in the estate. Wilbur Ross helped stave off bankruptcy for Donald Trump in the 1990s and was later appointed commerce secretary in Mr Trump’s administration. The documents reveal Mr Ross has retained an interest in a shipping company which earns millions of dollars a year transporting oil and gas for a Russian energy firm whose shareholders include Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law and two men subject to US sanctions. It will again raise questions about the Russian connections of Donald Trump’s team. His presidency has been dogged by allegations that Russians colluded to try to influence the outcome of last year’s US election. He has called the allegations “fake news”. Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal has called for an investigation, telling NBC News that Mr Ross had given Congress the impression he no longer held shares in the shipping company. “Our committee was misled, the American people were misled by the concealment of those companies.” Most of the data comes from a company called Appleby, a Bermuda-based legal services provider at the top end of the offshore industry, helping clients set up in overseas jurisdictions with low or zero tax rates. Its documents, and others mainly from corporate registries in Caribbean jurisdictions, were obtained by Süddeutsche Zeitung. It has not revealed the source. The media partners say the investigation is in the public interest because data leaks from the world of offshore have repeatedly exposed wrongdoing. In response to the leaks, Appleby said it was “satisfied that there is no evidence of any wrongdoing, either on the part of ourselves or our clients”, adding: “We do not tolerate illegal behaviour.” Essentially it’s about a place outside of your own nation’s regulations to which companies or individuals can reroute money, assets or profits to take advantage of lower taxes. These jurisdictions are known as tax havens to the layman, or the more stately offshore financial centres (OFCs) to the industry. They are generally stable, secretive and reliable, often small islands but not exclusively so, and can vary on how rigorously they carry out checks on wrongdoing. The UK is a big player here, not simply because so many of its overseas territories and Crown dependencies are OFCs, but many of the lawyers, accountants and bankers working in the offshore industry are in the City of London. It’s also about the mega-rich. Brooke Harrington, author of Capital Without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent, says offshore finance is not for the 1% but the .001%. Assets of around $500,000 (£380,000) would just not meet the offshore fees the schemes would need, she says. Well, it is a lot of cash. The Boston Consulting Group says $10tn is held offshore. That’s about the equivalent of the gross domestic products of the UK, Japan and France – combined. It may also be a conservative estimate. Critics of offshore say it is mainly about secrecy – which opens the door to wrongdoing – and inequality. They also say the action of governments to curb it has often been slow and ineffective. Brooke Harrington says if the rich are avoiding tax, the poor pick up the bill: “There’s a minimal amount the governments need to function and they recoup what they lose from […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2017

Russia’s RT Fumes After Facebook Blocks ‘Wildly Popular’ Page

Facebook has blocked a popular page run by Russian state TV channel RT, the channel's editor said Monday, criticising the move as an attack on media rights. "We had a subsidiary project in English, In the Now. The project was wildly popular -- 2.5 billion views and four million subscribers on Facebook alone!" RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said on her Telegram social network account. She said a report aired by CNN about the project being financed by the Russian state led to "Facebook immediately blocking us! Without presenting any of the accusations." "We didn't violate any Facebook rules," Simonyan said. Facebook told AFP the move stemmed from an information policy on the orig...Keep on reading: Russia’s RT Fumes After Facebook Blocks ‘Wildly Popular’ Page.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2019

New Zealand leader says no final decision on using Huawei

WELLINGTON, New Zealand --- New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday that no final decision has been made on whether Huawei equipment can be used in a planned network upgrade. New Zealand's international spy agency in November stopped mobile company Spark from using the equipment in its planned 5G upgrade, saying it posed a "significant network security risk." But in a television interview with Newshub, Ardern said Spark had the option of mitigating the spy agency's concerns. Ardern said it was important to note there had been no final decision. "I'm not here to pass assessments on vendors ..." Ardern told Newshub. "It's in the public domain that issues and concerns ha...Keep on reading: New Zealand leader says no final decision on using Huawei.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2019

China is greatest long-term strategic threat in Indo-Pacific

The reason is that China has been tacitly protecting China was slow in condemning this latest attack in Kashmir, taking a day to issue a guarded statement that mentioned neither Pakistan nor However.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2019

China is greatest long-term strategic threat in Indo-Pacific

The reason is that China has been tacitly protecting China was slow in condemning this latest attack in Kashmir, taking a day to issue a guarded statement that mentioned neither Pakistan nor However.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2019

GMA Network leads PH contingent in 2019 New York Festivals anew

GMA Network leads PH contingent in 2019 New York Festivals anew.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2019

Philippine Airlines Confident to Compete in Middle East and Europe - Philippine Flight Network

Philippine Airlines Confident to Compete in Middle East and Europe Philippine Flight Network In the midst of the on-going global expansion of Philippine Airlines into Europe and the Middle East, many.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2019

Smart overtakes telco rival in terms of network quality

Smart overtakes telco rival in terms of network quality.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2019

Shootings kill 8 in eastern DR Congo

GOMA, DR Congo – Eight people died in 3 shootings in Goma, eastern DR Congo, the town mayor said Sunday, February 17, while others complained authorities were slow to react to violence in North Kivu province. "In Mugunga (district), there was shooting last night. Five people were killed and more injured. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2019

PH-based Panduit bags top network infra award

PHILIPPINE-BASED Panduit, a leading provider of network infrastructure solutions, recently bagged the Best Physical Network Cabling Award in the 2018 Readers’ Choice Product Excellence Awards by NetworkWorld Asia for providing…READ The post PH-based Panduit bags top network infra award appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2019

Allan Caidic steals show in San Miguel-Alaska PBA Legends game

"The Triggerman" is still locked and loaded. After all these years, Allan Caidic can still shoot the lights out and he shot San Miguel Beer past Alaska, 96-83, in the PBA Legends: Return of the Rivals charity event Sunday before a packed Araneta Coliseum crowd. "It feels great. But more than the result and the game you watched, it's the solidarity of the players. We came together for a good cause," Caidic, who played for the Beermen from 1993 to 1998, said. Caidic, who turns 56 in June, started slow before heating up as the game went on to finish with a game-high 26 points on 6-of-14 shooting from downtown. He fired 16 points in a back and forth final frame alone. The crowd, fully ...Keep on reading: Allan Caidic steals show in San Miguel-Alaska PBA Legends game.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2019

Filipino architect finds success in salon business - Manila Standard

Filipino architect finds success in salon business manilastandard.net A Filipino architect, who was trying to rebound from his network marketing ventures, engaged in a business experiment in 2012 and.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2019