Monthly Archives: September 2021

Lending grows in August after eight months of decline

Bank loan recovers in August to his first andAnnual growth after eight consecutive months of decline, supported by an increase in production credits andflTransfer of the regulator’s rate cuts in 2020. Big bank loans outstanding rose 1.3% year over year to 9.487 trillion pence in August, based on preliminary data …

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Local stocks are increasing in the hope of a gradual reopening

REUTERS SHARES closed higher Thursday, dampening data showing the surge in the number of unemployed Filipinos in hopes that more sectors may reopen or their operations expanded this month. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) benchmark index rose 18.77 points, or 0.27%, on Thursday to close at 6,952.88, while the broader …

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Dawlish ex-cop wins tribunal over sexist Met Police WhatsApp group

A retired female senior detective was killed after revealing sexual images shared on social media by on-duty and retired male Met Police officers. She said the WhatsApp group has messages that women call “sl * gs”, shows hideous images and has sexist attitudes towards women. Former Detective Superintendent Paige Kimberley …

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Megaworld REIT moves debut; AllDay gets a nod

from Keren Concepción G. Valmonte, reporter THE Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), sponsored by Megaworld Corp., MREIT, Inc., has announced that it will postpone its listing on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) from its originally planned market debut on September 30th to Friday October 1st when it completes the deposit …

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How and why message backups on WhatsApp are fully encrypted

WhatsApp fixes a huge loophole that exists in its end-to-end encryption feature that protects your chats. To better protect your data, the SMS app adds an extra layer of protection to keep you and your data safe. Additionally, WhatsApp announced that you can fully encrypt your message backups, making your …

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Stocks are falling for fear of an extended lockout

PHILIPPINE shares closed Tuesday on fears of an extended lockdown in Metro Manila and after the peso closed lower against the greenback on Monday. The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) fell 70.90 points, or 1.01%, to close at 6,885.36 on Tuesday, while the broader all-shares index fell 45.23 points, or …

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Three top PBA players will play in Japan, Agent says

CHICAGO – The ping of the 11:50 p.m. Viber SMS from a dear friend suddenly knocked me wide awake from a deep Sunday night sleep. “Have you read my story?” asked the inimitable Snow Badua. Of course I have. His tweets and the subsequent story post, in which the lewd …

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Japan Lifts All Coronavirus Emergency Steps Nationwide | world

TOKYO (AP) – Japan’s government says the coronavirus state of emergency will end Thursday so the economy can be reactivated if infections slow. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced on Tuesday that virus restrictions would be gradually eased. The repeal will make Japan completely free of emergency requirements for the first …

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hSenid Mobile presents bank with ComBank on Viber – financial news

hSenid Mobile has expanded its presence in revolutionizing the banking sector in Sri Lanka by introducing “Bank with ComBank on Viber”. This Viber banking feature allows users to access a wide variety of banking services through one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. hSenid Mobile is continuously …

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LA County Police Fire Saw 211 Outbreaks – Press Telegram

From The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – Public health officials have detected more than 200 coronavirus outbreaks among police or fire departments across the Los Angeles district since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles Times. The 211 outbreaks, which account for more than 2,500 cases between March 2020 …

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Property price slide worsens in Q2

The coronavirus pandemic has further dampened demand for residential real estate, especially in Metro Manila. – PHILIPPINE STAR / MICHAEL VARCAS from Luz Wendy T. Noble, reporter RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY PRICES in the second quarter with the steepest decline since 2016, mainly due to the ongoing decline in prices for condominiums …

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Reduced emissions from coal-fired power plants that add biomass; further incentives proposed

THE GOVERNMENT must consider “co-firing” coal-fired power plants with biomass fuel, which, according to a representative of the renewable energy industry, has the potential to reduce emissions and decarbonise the industry. “(The government should) introduce co-incineration in coal-fired power plants as a strategy to decarbonize the economy. This is practiced …

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Explainer: How not to spread misinformation on WhatsApp

WhatsApp Messenger, or simply WhatsApp, is without a doubt one of the most powerful vehicles for spreading misinformation around the world. The freeware, cross-platform centralized instant messaging and voice-over-IP service owned by Facebook, Inc. has taken several steps to curb the spread of misinformation. Some of these measures include adding …

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Iowa Central hosts Afro-Latino Festival | News, sports, jobs

-Messenger file photo by Hans Madsen Irma Iscobedo of Des Moines, Center, demonstrates traditional Mexican dance with other members of Nuestra Danza Sin Fronteras Tuesday morning during the Afro-Latino Festival at Iowa Central Community College. With National Hispanic Heritage Month in full swing, Iowa Central Community College is hosting its …

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Loving WhatsApp texts presented in the trial against Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR: Several WhatsApp exchanges between two people allegedly linked to Lim Guan Eng were raised in the transplant trial against the former Prime Minister of Penang. The Kuala Lumpur trial court was informed of this exchange, which ranged from alleged meetings with Lim to personal and affectionate messages to …

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Viber manages a billion installs without your help

When you think of messaging apps, you probably think of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and one of Google’s 47 attempts. As mainstream as these services are, they aren’t the only options you can find for texting your friends and loved ones. Viber isn’t such a household name, but it’s been quietly …

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How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging platforms in the world and is supported by most smartphones. If you’ve recently switched from Android to iPhone, you might be wondering how to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone. It’s not as easy as singing into WhatsApp on your iPhone and …

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StackLeague Playoffs and Treasure Chest Teams now open

StackLeague now gathers over 6,000 developers, software engineers, and programmers across the Philippines who share the same interest in the competition while improving their programming skills. As the first year-round program league in the Philippines, the StackLeague not only rewards the top contenders with a prize pool of over PHP …

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The Texan Environmental Quality Commission on Wednesday voted to send Granbury’s plans for a sewage treatment plant to a controversial case hearing that could take several months.

Granbury’s controversial plans to build a new wastewater treatment plant have hit another snag that could delay construction for at least several months – or end the city’s permit application entirely. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality leaders voted Wednesday to send Granbury’s motion for a controversial hearing that resembles a …

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Stocks rise with GNP, which keeps politics stable

PHILIPPINE stocks closed higher as the central bank was expected to keep rates low to support the economy at its monetary policy meeting due to close aftermarket hours on Thursday. The 30-strong Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) gained 24.55 points, or 0.35%, to close at 6,915.28 on Thursday, while the …

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McAlisters Deli opens on Monday – The Troy Messenger

McAlisters Deli will open in the Trojan Marketplace on Monday. McAlister’s will be the first restaurant to open on an outparcel in the Trojan Marketplace, which opened in March. To celebrate the opening in Troy, the franchise is giving away “Free Tea for a Year” to the first 50 guests …

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DOJ is still waiting for asylum applications from Afghan refugees

MANILA, Philippines – Justice Minister Menardo Guevarra said Wednesday the Justice Department (DOJ) has not yet received an application for refugee status from Afghan nationals who fled their country after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. “At the moment we’ve only recorded a handful [of Afghans]. But they are only …

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WhatsApp warns Indian users that its payment service exists

New Delhi: Several WhatsApp users in India received notifications of payments on the platform on Wednesday, an indicator that the world’s largest messaging service is looking to create greater awareness of the feature, which went live almost a year ago. “Awareness of payments on WhatsApp is an important first step …

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Inquirer joins Ateneo in the fight against hunger

WELL-BEING AND BRAIN DEVELOPMENT The Inquirer Foundation supports the Ateneo Center for Educational Development’s fight against hunger by distributing weekly food packages to alleviate hunger and prevent malnutrition. – Contributed photo The Inquirer Foundation has announced its partnership with Fighting Hunger of the Ateneo Center for Educational Development (Aced) to …

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SMS apps market size, growth and analysis by leading key players – Whatsapp, Rakuten, Telegram, Signal – Stillwater Current

Request a download sample Ask for a discount Company profile “Professional survey reports including SWOT analysis from texting apps, CAGR, and analysis of top global players including the rise and fall of stock markets.” The market report, titled “Text App Market” examines the growing structure of the current market worldwide …

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Covid 19 Coronavirus Australia: Melbourne Prepares For More Anti-Lockdown Protests As Cases Hit New Record; NSW reports 1022 cases, 10 deaths

Protesters have arrived in Melbourne for the second day in a row and encounter a heavy police presence after yesterday’s violence. Video / Sky News Australia Melbourne prepares for more chaos today as anti-lockdown protesters plan another “freedom rally” outside the headquarters of the Construction, Forest, Maritime, Mining and Energy …

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Andrew Garfield never tires of Spider-Man movies | entertainment

Andrew Garfield isn’t worried about the huge number of ‘Spider-Man’ films. The 38-year-old actor played the legendary superhero in The Amazing Spider-Man from 2012 and its 2014 sequel, and suggested that audiences never tire of the character currently played by Tom Holland. Andrew said to SiriusXM, “It’s like ‘Hamlet’, like …

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Is Nash Racela’s firing the answer to Blackwater’s troubles? Nope

CHICAGO – The historic losing streak reached 19 games and was only temporarily halted when Blackwater was graciously eliminated from the PBA Philippine Cup Semi-Bubble in Bacolor, Pampanga. Not long after the bloodbath, the crime scene revealed that the chalk outlines of the defeated victim belonged to trainer Nash Racela. …

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No holding back now! Easily transfer WhatsApp history from iPhone to your new Samsung smartphone – Samsung Newsroom Germany

Transferring your WhatsApp content from your iPhone to your new Samsung Galaxy device just got easier. WhatsApp introduced a feature that maintains end-to-end encryption when you move all of your WhatsApp chat history, account information, voice memos, media, photos, settings, and even your profile photo to your new Samsung device. …

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DoF says no privatization for crop insurance companies

NDRRMC.GOV.PH from Beatrice M. Laforga, reporter The Treasury Department (DoF) said there are currently no plans to privatize Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (PCIC) after farmers feared premiums would go up if the government left the industry. “A privatization of PCIC is currently not being considered. However, it is looking into …

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Warning Facebook could “secretly spy on” your WhatsApp messages as reviewers “search private texts”

A WARNING is circulating on social media that Facebook may “secretly spy on” WhatsApp messages. WhatsApps tech giant Alamy researches, scans messages, photos and videos for inappropriate content. 2 Facebook searches messages, photos, and videos that users have flagged as inappropriateCredit: Alamy Research has shown that Facebook can read some …

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COVID-19 positive people cannot vote – Comelec

Robertzon Ramirez – The Filipino Star September 19, 2021 | 12:00 noon MANILA, Philippines – Voters who test positive for COVID-19 and are still completing the Isolation will not be allowed by the Electoral Commission (Comelec) to cast their vote in the national and local elections on May 9, 2022. …

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US News Summary: WhatsApp Instructions, Mexican Fighting: How Haitians Ended Up in Texas Camp; U.S. FDA advisors recommend COVID-19 boosters for 65 and older after declining broad approval and up

Below is a summary of the latest US domestic news. Multimillionaire real estate heir Robert Durst convicted of murder in LA A California jury on Friday found multimillionaire real estate heir Robert Durst guilty of murdering his best friend Susan Berman in 2000, the first conviction for the murder of …

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Whatsapp presents the yellow pages in digital form

A test is currently underway in Brazil to create a list of businesses and services available to you, by category. A new edition of the old paper catalog in digital version Facebook intends to push Whatsapp to the max and turn it into its reference app for local business. The …

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Dodgers Escape Marshalltown | News, sports, jobs

—Photo by Noah Rohlfing / Marshalltown Times Republican Fort Dodge Jon Presswood runs the ball against Marshalltown in Marshalltown on Friday. MARSHALLTOWN – Fort Dodge ugly took winning to a whole new level here on Friday. At the end of a long night, however, the seventh-placed (Class 4A) Dodgers were …

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Comelec says no alternative vote for COVID patients

Comelec spokesman James Jimenez INQUIRY FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines – The Electoral Commission (Comelec) has declined to allow COVID-19 positive patients to vote online or via text message, their spokesman James Jimenez said on Friday. “The possibility of alternative choices is unfortunately not allowed by law and will not be …

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“I think they have to take us seriously,” said Innu Grand Chief of the provincial and federal governments as the hearing on the application for a restraining order in St. John’s ends

THE STORY CONTINUES IN THESE SALTWIRE VIDEOS While the Innu Nation waits for a Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court judge to decide whether to accept their motion and temporarily suspend the Muskrat Falls interest rate reduction deal, their big boss laments the situation that even comes to court. “We should …

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Saint-Maximin saves point for Newcastle against Leeds | Sports

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) – Newcastle had Allan Saint-Maximins to thank for brilliance after securing a 1-1 draw against Leeds in the Premier League from behind on Friday. The 24-year-old Frenchman shot an excellent equalizer home to compensate for Raphinha’s opener one evening when parts of the 50,000 spectators in St. …

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Bukidnon IP farmers trained to produce chemical-free carrots

MANILA – Ministry of Science and Technology (DOST) secretary Fortunato de la Peña said Friday that at least 15 farmers from the Talaandig tribal community in Talakag, Bukidnon, have been trained to make chemical-free carrots. “The initiative enabled (approximately) 212 intellectual property (indigenous) households in the region to reduce the …

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Infobip expands the customer communication channels of LankaBangla Finance with Viber, E-Mail, SMS

Released: September 17, 2021 11:51:25 AM Global cloud communication platform provider Infobip recently signed a contract with Bangladesh’s leading integrated financial services company, LankaBangla Finance Limited, to strengthen transactional communication. Khurshed Alam, Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Retail Business of LankaBangla Finance Limited, and Rahad Hossain, Country Manager …

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Cavan Restaurant closes on Magazine Street after five years

Courtesy Cavan The former Cavan Restaurant & Bar at 3607 Magazine St. continues to be used as a venue for private events. Renowned uptown restaurant Cavan announced its closure on Magazine Street on Thursday after five years. The decision was made after 18 months of fighting during the Covid-19 pandemic. …

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The market for fake Covid vaccination cards is booming

The online market for fake Covid-19 vaccination cards is booming. Thousands of online sellers claim to be offering near-perfect copies of the cards at prices that have risen sharply in recent weeks, with some now selling a single card for hundreds of dollars. While it is unclear how many cards …

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Top-earning influencers have to face the BIR audit

This May 25 illustration shows numbers in front of displayed social media logos. – REUTERS / DADO RUVIC / ILLUSTRATION from Beatrice M. Laforga, reporter The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will screen 250 high-earning social media influencers for tax compliance as the government seeks to tackle lost revenue. The …

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WhatsApp wants you to search for companies in its app

WhatsApp is testing a new feature that will allow users to search for companies within the app. It’s a first for Facebook’s own messaging service, and it’s part of an evolving strategy by the social media giant to drive e-commerce sales. The search option is currently being tested in Brazil …

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Enhance Viber chats with playful AR lenses

Viber AR lens.” data-alt-srcset=”https://www.manilatimes.net/manilatimes/uploads/images/2021/09/16/16246.jpg” data-default-srcset=”https://www.manilatimes.net/theme_manilatimes/images/no-image.jpg” width=”100%” height=”100%” onerror=”this.src=” https:=””/> Do you have a message? Say it with a playful Viber AR lens. One of the things that most people certainly miss these days is face-to-face conversations. But thankfully, with free messaging apps, many can still connect with loved ones despite …

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Viber introduces in-app AR filters with Lens

With we’ve stayed mostly indoors for the last few months since the pandemic, communication apps – chats, voice recordings, and video calls – have been essential tools for work and business, as well as for meeting family and friends. To make using the app even more fun, Rakuten Viber has …

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Robinsons Land REIT makes its market debut

from Keren Concepcion G. Valmonte, reporter RL Commercial REIT, Inc. (RCR) gained one centavo on its first day on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), closing the day at P 6.46 versus its quotation price of P 6.45. RCR is that of Robinsons Land, Corp. (RLC) sponsored Real Estate Investment Trust …

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OH partners for advanced heart care | news

Owensboro Health is partnering with Cincinnati Children’s and Kentucky Children’s Hospital to bring advanced congenital heart disease care to the city as part of its Joint Heart Program. And the Owensboro Health / University of Louisville Family Medicine Residency program has accepted six members for its second course, studying, exercising, …

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ComBank first with banking services via Viber

Commercial Bank of Ceylon became the first bank in the country to introduce a facility that enables account holders and non-customers of the bank to seamlessly use real-time banking services delivered through an interactive artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot on Viber. With the introduction of this service, Viber users will be …

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