Converge raises Q1 earnings three times as remote work boost persists

Net income was still on a roll in the first 3 months of the year, up nearly threefold to P1.5 billion compared to year-ago level......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 17th, 2021

Meet the trusted trainer making sure Thirdy s true focus is on Japan

Thirdy Ravena will have to play guard for San-En NeoPhoenix in Japan's B.League. "He can play shooting guard. He can play small forward," Phoenix Co., Ltd. President Kenjiro Hongo said in his native tongue in the three-time UAAP Finals MVP's introductory press conference last Friday. "We will also try him at point guard. He will be a key player for us this season." Only, Ravena has been, for the most part, a forward in his time in Ateneo de Manila - both Jrs. and Srs. - and has only dabbled at the 2-spot for times under head coach Tab Baldwin. As it turns out, though, the 6-foot-2 all-around player has long been prepping and priming for this. And he has been doing so with the help of a trusted trainer - Jolo Tamayo of True Focus. "We have been doing things he has never done before because he's trying to become a point guard or a shooting guard. That's why we focused on ballhandling and improved his perimeter shooting to make him a deadly three-point shooter," he said. For Tamayo, it's no surprise at all that Ravena is getting the golden opportunity to showcase his skills abroad as, from the very start, the latter has proven his discipline and determination to the former. "Thirdy is very humble and hardworking. He trains as if he was an underdog and is always hungry for improvement," the youthful trainer said. Tamayo then recounted two inspiring instances of Ravena's fire and desire to be better. "One time, we were doing a drill and his nose was bleeding, but he didn't stop until the drill was over. I was so in awe because I thought he would relax when he realized (what was happening to his nose), but he still gave his 110 percent," he said. "Another instance was during the holidays when the gyms were closed early and since he came from Antipolo, I thought he wouldn't be able to train. But he said, 'Kahit dyan lang tayo sa harap ng kotse. Basta makapag-training,'" the founder of True Focus said. "We still trained in the parking lot until 12 midnight. That's how thirsty Thirdy is in training and I think this is what separates him from the rest of the competition. With all those, Tamayo just feels fortunate to have the golden opportunity to help Ravena spread his wings even further. "We were just introduced by a common friend and, to be honest, I thought it was a long shot for us to work with Thirdy," he shared. He then continued, "We were just lucky that Thirdy was free one day and he gave us a chance to show how we make things work." Even better for True Focus, having Ravena with them gives them just the boost they need to keep moving forward with their program. In particular, this is all more than enough proof for Tamayo that he is on the right path after he had to take a detour in his playing career because of an ACL injury. "This is all very fulfilling because I never had a trainer who made me better. I'm still chasing my dream to be a basketball player, but I'm very ecstatic because while doing so, I could help other young players achieve their dreams and become better in the sport they love," he said. The guard-turned-trainer once suited up for Colegio de San Juan de Letran in the NCAA Jrs. from 2015 to 2017 before a knee injury sidelined him. While on the shelf, he used all the time he had in his hands to learn tips and tricks to improve his game - tips and tricks that until now, he's sharing with students of True Focus. While their no. 1 student is now headed to Japan, Tamayo said his education with them is far from over. "We can always try out new things like virtual training and coaching, but of course, everything would still depend on Thirdy's availability. For me, I'll just watch his games in Japan and shares insights on what we need to tweak," he said. He then continued, "I will always be here to support him and once he comes back here after Japan, I'm sure he'll be a beast - a beast that will still want to be better." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 27th, 2020

Converge now included in 2 global stock market listings

Fiber internet service provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. said its recognization from the global index provider Financial Times Stock Exchange Russell (FTSE Russell), a unit of the London Stock Exchange, is anticipated to attract more investors from across the globe.  In a stock exchange filing on Monday, Converge announced its inclusion in the FTSE Renaissance […] The post Converge now included in 2 global stock market listings appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News15 hr. 31 min. ago

Converge joins 2 global stock market indices

Listed broadband services provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. joined two indices in London’s Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE), a move seen helping the company grow its clout among international investors......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News18 hr. 21 min. ago

An idyllic work-from-home setup at Tagaytay Highlands

As the country continues to adapt to the “new normal,” a work-from-home setup in an ideal setting makes it one of the best investments for families in these trying times......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

UFC vs. ONE Championship? Chatri says & lsquo;bring it on!& rsquo;

It is very rare that two global mixed martial arts promotions would work together to co-promote a mega event pitting fighters from both sides against each other. In fact, it has only happened a handful of times in the sport’s history, despite massive interest from hardcore and casual fans alike......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

PPA raises 2020 dividend remittance

The Philippine Ports Authority has raised the total dividend it remitted to the national coffers for 2020 in a bid to help boost the government’s anti-COVID-19 efforts......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

Verto Network Solutions Inc. partners with Globe myBusiness to power digital connection

Internet connectivity is at the heart of every business operation and is the foundation of today’s digital economy. When the pandemic hit and strict lockdowns were imposed, companies sought for reliable internet connectivity to enable work from home & remote operations......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 14th, 2021

Gatchalian pushes for tax deduction for remote workers

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Saturday filed a bill seeking to reduce employees’ taxes as well as cut costs related to their work-from-home setup such as internet connection, utility fees, and other work-related expenses. The bill allows P25.00 reduction from employees’ taxable income for every hour rendered under the WFH setup. Lesser than the original taxes […] The post Gatchalian pushes for tax deduction for remote workers appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

How remote revolution impacts business tech innovations

The business landscape has rapidly transformed as companies were pushed to shift to remote work because of the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

Converge expansion gets boost from Facebook-backed subsea cables

The deal would give Converge an indefeasible right of use (IRU) for one fibre pair on the main trunk of Bifrost......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 21st, 2021

A young warrior& rsquo;s passion for combat sports

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Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 18th, 2021

Duterte, Putin vow vaccine cooperation

President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday discussed the need to boost the global production of anti-coronavirus vaccines, saying Moscow’s jab should be delivered to “as many countries as possible.” In a 30-minute phone conversation, the two leaders underscored the importance of vaccines amid the raging pandemic as they vowed to work […] The post Duterte, Putin vow vaccine cooperation appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Rescue of coal miners continue

BEIJING (Global Times) — Rescue work is underway after a coal mine in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was flooded on Saturday, trapping 21 miners, local authorities said on Sunday. The accident occurred at 6:10 p.m. on Saturday as 29 workers were upgrading the mine in Hutubi county, Hui autonomous prefecture of Changji. Eight people […] The post Rescue of coal miners continue appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Skincare for the times

The brand was created by a team led by Nils Johnson, the dynamic founder of Beautylish (a US-based e-commerce platform that retails various global beauty brands) who realized the world has enough products that don’t work and cost too much. The post Skincare for the times appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 25th, 2021

Out-of-work kundiman singer proves vocal prowess in unique cooking competition

It was only a matter of time that cooking and singing, two favorite Filipino past-times, end up as the perfect combination in a mainstream contest. For a single mom who found herself unemployed due to the pandemic, it became the opportunity to continue doing the two things that she loved most. Muntinlupa-based kundiman singer Francis […] The post Out-of-work kundiman singer proves vocal prowess in unique cooking competition appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2021

Tailored suits out, pajamas in

Suits and tailored shirts are out, sweatpants and pajamas are in: remote working is changing work clothes habits, and while vaccines may bring back some formality, old-school office attire should emerge from the pandemic far less starched and strict......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

5G changing game for network performance, security

In 2020, remote work became the norm as organizations worldwide were forced to rapidly shift their operational models. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2021

Kaspersky Shares IT Security Recommendations for Businesses in 2021

Remote work will catalyze a shift from the corporate perimeter concept to micro-office security certification. Outsourcing of IT and cybersecurity functions will be crucial to solve expertise shortages and save budgets. To coordinate managed service providers along with using multiple cloud services, cloud security and management skills will become a “must have”. These and other […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 30th, 2021

10 Products That Will Boost Your Productivity at Home

We get it. Working from home can be stressful in this era of social distancing, as our work and living space are inevitably blended together. Being unable to properly separate our work station from our living space can be a real challenge. Not only might it feel like there is a never-ending stream of work […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 27th, 2021

Fabiola Torres Alzaga, Actos de ilusión, delves into the frameworks of cinematography

What happens when something is represented in World Health Organization? How does a viewfinder work? What are the processes and what are the published times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021