Dwight Ramos will remain in Japan’s B.League for at least another season after signing with his new team Levanga Hokkaido. Photo from B.LeagueleLevanga made the announcement Wednesday, May 17 after Ramos completed his maiden Japanese campaign with the Toyama Grouses. “I’m very excited to play for Hokkaido next season,” Ramos said in a statement released by Hokkaido on its website. “I was able to visit Hokkaido twice last season and I loved the city. “You guys made my first year in Japan so easy because of your support,” Ramos said on the Grouses site.
May 18, 2022 19:07 UTC
Defending champion Kaya-Iloilo and United City FC arranged a title showdown after posting similar 1-0 victories Tuesday, May 17 in the rain-drenched semifinals of the Copa Paulino Alcantara at the PFF National Training Centre in Carmona, Cavite. Photo from PFLKaya edged out Stallion-Laguna for its fourth straight appearance in the cup final while United City prevailed over Dynamic Herb Cebu to move win shy of adding another domestic trophy. Kaya has not lost since the 2019 Copa Final when it fell short against Ceres-Negros. United City could have doubled the lead but Mike Ott’s low attempt from the spot was saved by Cebu keeper Ace Villanueva. But Cebu couldn’t score the equalizer until the final whistle, sending UCFC to the final despite placing third at the end of the eliminations.
May 18, 2022 18:18 UTC
The requirements and procedures on how to participate in this meeting and for voting in absentia will be stated in the Information Statement. These will also be published and made accessible in the same link above. Stockholders who opt to vote by proxy must submit and address their proxy to the attention of the Corporate Secretary at 8th Floor, RFM Corporate Center, Pioneer corner Sheridan Streets, Mandaluyong City or via e-mail at [email protected] not later than 5:00 p.m. on or before June 23, 2022 . Stockholders may view the Notice and Agenda, Proxy Form, Definitive Information Statement, SEC Form 17-A (2021 Annual Report), SEC Form 17-Q (1st Quarter Report of 2022) and other pertinent documents related to RFM's Annual Stockholders' Meeting at http://www.rfmfoods.com/CompanyDisclosures/2022ASM.aspx under ASM Matters and via the PSE Electronic Disclosure Generation Technology (PSE EDGE) portal at https://edge.pse.com.ph. 5 April 2022, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
May 18, 2022 16:36 UTC
Microsoft Defender supports small and medium businesses, which have experienced security breaches in the past year, lacking the resources of large companies to protect themselves. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOON Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced the general availability (GA) of the standalone version of Microsoft Defender for Business. That concern was well-founded because nearly one in four SMBs surveyed reported experiencing a security breach in the past year. "Microsoft believes in security for all," said Vasu Jakkal, CVP for Security, Compliance and Identity at Microsoft. With the GA of Defender for Business, SMBs will get greater protection with simplified security to help them better protect, detect and respond to threats."
May 18, 2022 07:11 UTC
The operation of the SAR government will be unhindered as 13 government bureaus will be restructured to become 15, said executive councilor Ip Kwok-him. His comments came as chief executive-elect John Lee Ka-chiu announced his revamp plan yesterday. Apart from the restructure, deputies are to be appointed to the chief secretary for administration, the financial secretary, and the secretary for justice. The restructured administration will also bring in 13 more politically appointed officials, including the three deputies, and 57 more civil service positions for an additional annual cost of almost HK$9.5 million. Ip also noted that any revamp plan put forward by Leung’s administration at that time had been thwarted by the opposition camp.
May 18, 2022 04:02 UTC
SAP Chief Executive Officer Christian Klein CONTRIBUTED PHOTOCHRISTIAN Klein, SAP chief executive officer and SAP SE executive board member, launched SAP Sapphire Orlando with a rousing salute to SAP's amazing community of customers and partners in over 140 countries while celebrating the company's past, present and future vision for the intelligent, networked and sustainable enterprise. "For 50 years we have revolutionized together the way businesses are run, and in the next 50 years, together, we will continue to deliver market-making innovation," he said. "While the world around us has changed significantly, our purpose is more relevant than ever: to help the world run better in times of geopolitical tensions, disruptive industry transformation and supply chain disruptions, and to improve people's lives in times of war and climate change." After announcing that SAP would match every SAP Sapphire attendee's donation to Unicef USA for Ukraine aid, Klein was joined in-person and virtually by customers and executives to share how the company's technologies, business knowledge and commitment to sustainability has addressed major business challenges. This year, the event was held in Orlando from May 10 to 12 and was part of a new program of SAP Sapphire experiences that included a virtual platform to engage customers no matter where they were plus nine intimate, in-person events worldwide.
May 18, 2022 00:29 UTC
Apart from the creation of three new positions of politically appointed officials at the rank of deputy secretary of the department, one directorate officer will be added to each office and creating a political assistant post to support the secretary for justice. A new Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau will be set up to take over the culture, arts and sports, as well as the film, creative industries and tourism portfolios. And the Transport and Housing Bureau will be split into two policy bureaus, namely the Transport and Logistics Bureau and the Housing Bureau. In addition, the Food and Health Bureau will be revamped as Health Bureau to focus on medical and health policies. The Innovation and Technology Bureau will be retitled as the Innovation, Technology and Industry Bureau under the plan, and the Home Affairs Bureau will reorganise into the Home and Youth Affairs Bureau.
May 17, 2022 16:36 UTC
The Philippines was assured of another gold in the 31st Southeast Asian Games after Carlo Biado and Johann Chua won their semifinal matches Tuesday, May 17 to arrange an all-Filipino final in the men’s 9-ball singles. After settling for bronze as teammates in the men’s 9-ball doubles in the 2019 edition held in Manila, Biado and Chua will face off for the gold Wednesday in a race-to-9 affair. Going for his third gold in the regional meet is Biado, who took the men’s 9-ball doubles in the 2015 Singapore Games with Warren Kiamco and the men’s 9-ball singles in the 2017 Kuala Lumpur meet. Chua, the 29-year-old from Bacolod City, has never won a SEA Games gold. Meanwhile, Chua led 3-1 at the start then claimed six of the last eight racks to secure the victory.
May 17, 2022 16:20 UTC
NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE STOCKHOLDERS OF KEPPEL PHILIPPINES PROPERTIES, INC.TO ALL STOCKHOLDERS:Notice is hereby given that the Annual Stockholders' Meeting (Meeting) of Keppel Philippines Properties, Inc. (Company) will be held on 10 June 2022, Friday, at 10:30 a.m. via Webex virtual conferencing. Considering that the health and safety of our stakeholders is the Company's paramount concern, participation by stockholders at the upcoming Meeting may be by appointing a proxy or by remote communication. If appointing a proxy, kindly date, sign, and deliver your proxy form to the Corporate Secretary at Keppel Philippines Properties, Inc., 12 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City 1550 on or before 06 June 2022. Stockholders who will participate by remote communication should register by confirming their attendance via e-mail to [email protected] on or before 06 June 2022. Guidelines for registration and participation by remote communication is available on the Company's website (http://keppelland.com.ph) and on its PSE Edge Company Disclosures page (https://edge.pse.com.ph).
May 17, 2022 16:10 UTC
AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNSSEOUL: North Korean military medics ramped up the distribution of medicines to fight a growing coronavirus outbreak, state media said on Tuesday, with the number of reported cases of "fever" nearing 1.5 million. North Korea's leader has put himself front and centre of the country's Covid response since its first case was announced last week, saying the outbreak is causing "great upheaval." Authorities have stepped up media awareness campaigns and pharmaceutical factories have increased the production of medicines, KCNA reported. She urged the international community to offer medicines, vaccines and infrastructure to North Korea. Despite the Covid crisis, new satellite imagery has indicated North Korea has resumed construction at a long-dormant nuclear reactor.
May 17, 2022 10:58 UTC
For April alone, production growth declined 2.9 percent year on year from March's 5 percent. With efforts to contain the Omicron-fueled coronavirus outbreaks, enhance transportation and logistics, and support enterprises to tide over difficulties, industrial production will be on the mend, he added. 'Short-term impact'On retail sales, NBS data showed that these dipped 0.2 percent year on year to 13.81 trillion yuan (about $2 trillion) in January to April. For the fourth month alone, retail sales declined 11.1 percent from a year ago to 2.95 trillion yuan, which Fu mainly blamed on "the short-term impact of Covid-19." Despite the drop in retail sales, Lu said basic living needs were guaranteed, leading to the sales growth of relevant commodities.
May 17, 2022 10:02 UTC
The artistic gymnastics team collected a total of seven golds, four silvers and one bronze in the Hanoi Games. Host Vietnam continues to dominate with 82 golds, 50 silvers and 55 bronzes followed by Thailand with 34 golds, 35 silvers and 50 bronzes. Finnegan also took the silver medal in the balance beam after losing to Malaysia's Rachel Yeoh Li Wen (12.567-12.467). Execution, making good shots and maximizing every frame," said Tan after clinching his first gold medal in three SEA Games appearances. He bagged the silver medal in the team event with Ong, Patrick Neil Nuqui and Kenneth Chua in the 2019 SEA Games.
May 17, 2022 08:51 UTC
Two candidates on the same nomination list of the 2020 Legislative Council election for the New Territories West geographical constituency were sentenced to three weeks’ imprisonment for failing to lodge an election return. The duo received from the REO a candidate folder which contained a blank election return form, a guide to election return and an action checklist for candidates. As stated on the action checklist, candidates on the same nomination list should submit one set of election return to the REO. On August 14, 2020, the REO sent registered mails to Chiu and Wong reminding them to lodge the election return by September 29, 2020. Reminder emails were further sent to the duo on two other occasions before the election return submission deadline.
May 17, 2022 04:05 UTC
President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. waves at his supporters during a campaign rally in Sampaloc, Manila on April 23, 2022. PHOTO BY JOHN RYAN BALDEMORPresident-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. was also the overwhelming choice of Filipinos who voted abroad. In Saudi Arabia, where there is a 98 percent voter turnout, Marcos obtained 46,748 votes compared to Robredo's 8,582. Based on the partial and unofficial results, as of May 13, 2022, Marcos led the presidential race with 31,104,175 votes against Robredo's 14,822,051 votes. In the 2016 race for vice president, Marcos also won the month-long overseas absentee voting, where he gained 176,669 over Robredo, who got 89,935 votes.
May 17, 2022 04:01 UTC
PHOTO BY TIZIANA FABI/AFPROME: Novak Djokovic won his sixth Italian Open title on Sunday (Monday in Manila) after a straight-sets victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6-0, 7-6 (7/5) in Rome, while Iga Swiatek won her fifth straight tournament by dispatching Ons Jabeur. World number one Djokovic saw off underwhelming Monte Carlo Masters champion Tsitsipas to claim the last major tournament before Roland Garros gets underway later this month. "So it couldn't be a better time coming into Roland Garros with a title." Swiatek, meanwhile, said she was going to treat Roland Garros as "any other tournament" after beating Jabeur 6-2, 6-2 to retain the women's title. The 20-year-old Pole has dropped just one set in her last 20 matches and calmly dealt with Jabeur in a largely one-sided final in Rome.
May 16, 2022 22:12 UTC