New Boyden Board Elections

APAC board director elected, along with re-election of two existing board members New York, June 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Boyden, a premier leadership and talent advisory firm with more than 75 offices in over 45 countries, announces the election of a new APAC board director, as well as the re-election of two current board […]

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Infant Formula Producers Facing Crisis Can Rely on Southern California ProTab Labs for Safe Rapid Large-Scale Production of Premixes and Packaging Solutions

Foothill Ranch, Calif., June 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — To tackle the infant formula crisis, producers can rely on Southern California supplement solutions contract manufacturer ProTab Laboratories to blend custom premixes and produce and package infant formula with a rapid turnaround time. “ProTab is in the perfect position as a supplement solution manufacturer and packager […]

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Sumo Logic Named a Challenger in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Application Performance Monitoring and Observability

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sumo Logic (NASDAQ: SUMO), the SaaS analytics platform to enable reliable and secure cloud-native applications, today announced it has been included for the first time and positioned by Gartner in the Challengers Quadrant of the 2022 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring and Observability.1 “We believe […]

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Enterprise Payment Leader TIS Acquires Forecasting Innovator Cashforce

TIS Acquires Cashforce to Revolutionize Global Liquidity Management for Treasury and Finance Teams Featured Image for TIS HEIDELBERG, Germany, June 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Treasury Intelligence Solutions (TIS), a global leader in enterprise payment optimization, today announced its acquisition of Cashforce, an AI-powered provider of cash management and forecasting solutions. This acquisition will see […]

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The Metals Company Announces Key Event Schedule for June 2022

NEW YORK, June 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Following successful deep-water trials of the polymetallic nodule collector vehicle and riser system, as well as the release of its inaugural Impact Report, The Metals Company (Nasdaq: TMC) (“TMC” or “the Company”), an explorer of lower-impact battery metals from seafloor polymetallic nodules, intends to participate at the […]

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Provide free tour training for local folk, solon tells DOT

A lawmaker on Thursday asked the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Technical Education And Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to hold free tour guide training nationwide that should be open to tricycle drivers, jeepney drivers, UV express drivers, market vendors, and barangay tanods (village officers).   Quezon Rep.-elect Reynan Arrogancia said the training should be offered to the “local people in the neighborhood” with whom tourists have direct contact upon arrival at their destinations.   He said giving first aid for common emergencies should also be included in the training for…

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Group seeks wide access to clean water for Davao schools

An advocacy group on Wednesday assured wider access to clean and safe drinking water for students in Davao City.   Liezel Salera-Manabat, the GiftingLife Philippines country manager, said her group is initially sourcing funds to set up water filtration and refilling centers in six schools in the city and one in Davao del Norte.   “In partnership with the Department of Education in Davao (DepEd-Davao), our group has made it our mission to establish water filtration centers in schools here where learners have difficulty accessing clean drinking water,” Manabat said.…

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Magnitude 5.1 quake jolts Ilocos Sur

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolted Ilocos Sur Province on Thursday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.   The quake struck 63 kilometers northwest of Candon City at 2:08 p.m.   It was 14 kilometers deep.   Intensity IV was felt in Candon, and San Esteban, Ilocos Sur.   Intensity III was reported in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur; Pinili, Ilocos Norte; Sudipen and Bangar, La Union; and Bolinao and Alaminos City in Pangasinan.   Intensity II was felt in Sinait, Santa Cruz and Santa Lucia, Ilocos Sur;…

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Study on durian as natural preservative gets DOST backing

The University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) has received funding approval for research on the use of durian rind as natural preservative.   The Department of Science and Technology in Davao Region (DOST-11) said Thursday the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) has committed over PHP900,000 for the study.   Prof. Judee Nogodula, head of the USEP College of Arts and Sciences Research, the study aims to use the fruit’s rinds as natural bio-preservatives by isolating bacteriocinogenic Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) and extracting bacteriocin from fermenting durian rind.  …

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New OCD command hub to boost disaster response in Caraga

The Office of Civil Defense in the Caraga Region (OCD-13) opened here Thursday its new office building and government and command center.   The PHP77 million facility in Barangay Bancasi will also serve as one of the government control and command centers (GCCCs) in Mindanao.   Three top officials of the Department of National Defense (DND) were present during the inauguration –Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council executive director, Undersecretary Reynaldo Mapagu, and Assistant Secretary Hernando Caraig Jr.   They were joined by OCD-13 Director…

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C. Luzon LGUs cited for efforts in Manila Bay rehab

Four local government units (LGUs) and one provincial government office in Central Luzon have been cited for their significant efforts and contribution to the cleanup and rehabilitation of Manila Bay.   Recipients of the Manila BAYani award in the region are the city governments of Balanga, Bataan and Palayan, Nueva Ecija; municipalities of Sasmuan, Pampanga and Marilao, Bulacan; and the Environment and Natural Resources Office of Pampanga province.   The award recognized the LGUs, groups, and individuals that have shown exemplary and innovative strategies in the implementation of the Manila…

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Oil tanker hijacked in Quezon, 1 nabbed

A fuel tanker carrying PHP1.5 million worth of bunker fuel was hijacked in Quezon Province early Wednesday while authorities captured one of the three suspects in the incident.   Quezon police provincial director Col. Joel Villanueva on Thursday identified the suspect as Vincent Reyes, 31. Two others, Phillip Magtanggol and a certain alias ‘Joli’, managed to escape.   Reyes was arrested after authorities tracked him through his mobile phone that was left inside the tanker.   Police officers recovered the tanker owned by 4M Transport & Sales Corporation with plate…

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MRT-3 ‘Libreng Sakay’ ridership on track to reach 10M in June

The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) is on track to serve around 10 million passengers in June, the third and final month of its ‘libreng sakay (free ride)’ program.   In a Facebook post on Thursday, the MRT-3 has so far provided 5,192,905 free rides from June 1 to 15 — compared to 8,472,639 ridership from March 28 to April 30 and 9,597,784 from May 1 to 31.   This after the MRT-3 logged multiple highest single-day ridership in June, with the highest so far recorded on June 10…

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CA junks labor union suit vs. APO

The Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed its earlier ruling over the contested collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the management and the employees association of the APO Production Unit Inc. (APO).   In its resolution dated June 14, the appellate court denied for lack of merit the motion for reconsideration filed by the Asian Productivity Employees Association (APEA), an organization of the rank and file employees of APO, a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) first put up in 1974.   “These matters…were already previously propounded and…were in fact. point by point,…

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PIA rectifying P206-M audit discrepancy: PCOO exec

State-run Philippine Information Agency (PIA) is currently rectifying its audit discrepancy through the recommendation of the Commission on Audit (COA), an official of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) said Thursday.   PCOO Undersecretary and acting deputy presidential spokesperson Michel Kristian “Kris” Ablan made this assurance after the COA flagged the PIA over a PHP206.3 million discrepancy in the value of its property plant and equipment (PPE).   Ablan said the PIA has already responded to the COA, noting that the agency failed to reconcile the list of its PPE…

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DOH to build P10-M health center in Naga City

The Department of Health (DOH) will build a health center in Barangay Concepcion Pequeña here that will allow the government agency’s Health Facility Enhancement Program (HFEP) to work in the city.   Called the Naga City Super Health Center (NCSHC), the project, once operational, will provide basic health needs including specialized health services at the local level. Construction will start next month and is expected to be completed in early 2023.   HFEP aims to improve public health facilities across the country by putting up new public health facilities and…

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GSIS grants P221-B loans to 1.38M gov’t employees, pensioners

The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has released a total of PHP221 billion in loans to 1.38 million active members and pensioners nationwide from January 2021 to May 15, 2022.   “We rolled out several programs under our Ginhawa for All benefit bundles to extend financial assistance at a time when our members and pensioners needed it most. Alam namin na GSIS ang inaasahang mangalaga sa seguridad at kapakanan ng mga kawani ng gobyerno. Ang malaking responsibilidad na ito ay bahagi ng ating tungkulin (We know that GSIS will have…

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India renews support to strong, unified, prosperous Asean ties

The Indian government renewed its support for a “strong, unified and prosperous” Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).   During the Special Asean-India Foreign Ministers’ meeting on Thursday, Indian External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar, said the Asean has always stood tall as a beacon of regionalism, multilateralism, and globalization.   “India fully supports a strong, unified and prosperous Asean, one whose centrality in the Indo-Pacific is fully recognized. The strong convergence of the AOIP (Asean Outlook on the Indo-Pacific) and the IPOI (Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative) is a testimony to…

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DILG-NegOr all set for transition, oath-taking of new execs

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Negros Oriental is ready for a smooth transition in government on June 30 in the different local government units (LGUs).   In an interview on Thursday, DILG-Negros Oriental provincial director Farah Gentuya said the local government transition teams (LGTTs) have been organized as mandated by the agency’s memorandum circular and guidelines.   “I would like to emphasize that the local governance transition team is not only for newly-elected officials but also for those re-elected as stipulated in the memorandum,” she…

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PDEA Pangasinan inaugurates 4th Balay Silangan

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Pangasinan provincial office has inaugurated the Balay Silangan Reformation Center in this town, the fourth in the entire province.   In a phone interview on Thursday, PDEA Pangasinan director Rechie Camacho said there are nine reformists as initial clients of the center who will undergo general interventions like continuing education, health awareness, psychological, spiritual and physical activities such as counseling, moral recovery, values formation, personal and life skills.   “There are three phases to the community-based rehabilitation at the center. The first phase is…

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Ilocos tightens border protocols to prevent entry of Omicron

The Department of Health Center for Health Development in Ilocos Region (DOH-CHD-1) remains vigilant against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) Omicron sub-variant despite zero cases in the region as of Thursday.   “We are strengthening border control protocols in coordination with the local government units to ensure that everyone who enters the region will be screened for signs and symptoms of Covid-19,” DOH-CHD-1 Covid-19 focal person Dr. Rheuel Bobis said in a virtual video presentation.   Bobis said they are also in close coordination with the hospitals in the four…

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Economist eyes 50 bps hike in BSP rates next week

An economist has raised the possibility of a 50 basis points (bps) increase in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) key rates next week following the 75 basis points increase in the Federal Reserve’s rates on Wednesday.   The BSP’s policy-making Monetary Board (MB) will have its rate-setting meeting on June 23.   In a report on Thursday, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) chief economist Michael Ricafort said the 2.25 percent rate for the local central bank’s overnight reverse repurchase (RRP) rate “is already too close/tight vis-à-vis the upper-end of…

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Zamboanga City revives kite festival to boost tourism

The local government is holding a kite festival for the first time in two years to help revive the city’s tourism industry.   Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said part of the festival is the kite flying competition slated at 3 p.m. Sunday at the scenic Paseo del Mar.   The annual kite festival was suspended in 2020 following the coronavirus disease-19 pandemic.   “We are inviting kite enthusiasts to join the competition and help promote tourism,” Salazar said Thursday.   There are two main categories in the competition: teen (13-17-years-old)…

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Online petition calls for permanent ban of Reds website

An online petition has been launched on the web calling for the takedown and a permanent ban of websites and internet platforms by the communist terrorist groups.   In a message sent to the Philippine News Agency on Thursday, former Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) cadre Jeffrey “Ka Eric” Celiz said the petition was filed on Wednesday via the online platform Change.org used to initiate petitions, campaigns, and mobilize supporters.   Celiz is the secretary-general of a national organization of former rebels dubbed Sentrong Alyansa…

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Duterte admin appointed ‘most number’ of prosecutors: Guevarra

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte has made significant progress in addressing the lack of qualified prosecutors and judges in the country.   Speaking at a newsman’s forum Wednesday, Guevarra said there are still a number of appointments already sent to Malacañang but conceded there may no longer be time for the Palace to act on the same.   “In the case of the DOJ, there are about 500 appointments na nai-submit na namin sa (which we submitted to) Malacañang. But due to lack of…

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DOH-CAR drums up info drive to boost jab rate of minors

The Department of Health in the Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH-CAR) has resorted to town hall meetings to convince people to have their children vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).   Dr. Camille Justine Malinit, DOH-CAR medical officer III, in a press briefing on Thursday said they hope to correct the misinformation that the frail bodies of children cannot handle the Covid-19 vaccines.   Social media is used aside from face-to-face meetings, which are held to reach more people.   DOH-CAR data showed an 81.16-percent vaccination rate or 1,202,559 individuals…

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PRO3 ready to augment security for BBM inauguration

The Police Regional Office-Central Luzon (PRO3) is ready to send augmentation forces for the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. at the historic National Museum of the Philippines building on June 30.   Col. Wilson delos Santos, force commander of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB3), said on Thursday they are ready to help the National Capital Region Police Office to ensure a peaceful transition of power.   “Ang Philippine National Police (PNP) Central Luzon ay nakahandang umalalay para maisakatuparan ang inagurasyon ng ating incoming President-elect Marcos. Kami dito…

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nCino Announces the Winners of Its Annual Customer Awards Program

Texas Farm Credit, Great Southern Bank and Natixis CIB named recipients of Financial Services Impact Awards at nSight 2022 Nominations judged by leading global research and advisory firm Celent WILMINGTON, N.C., June 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — nCino, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCNO), a pioneer in cloud banking and digital transformation solutions for the global financial services industry, today […]

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“Riva The Persuaders!” – The Short Film for the Brand’s 180th Anniversary is a Classy Action Movie With Favino, Beckham and Leclerc

Inspired by the famous TV series “The Persuaders!” – in Italy “Attenti a quei due” – this enthralling action film is a blend of elegance, irony and adrenaline. It can now be seen on social networks and YouTube. ‘Riva the Persuaders’ Film Poster SARNICO, Italy, June 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A highly engaging short […]

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CNBC Series, Inside the Blueprint, Features Vancouver-Based Xypex Chemical Corp. in Its Focus on Innovators Series

Teaser Cover VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The innovation behind Xypex Chemical Corporation’s crystalline waterproofing technology for concrete will be featured in the June 19 episode of Inside the Blueprint, an award-winning television series that chronicles ideas and products that impact our lives. It’s airing on Fox Business News on June […]

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ผลการวิจัยตัวใหม่ของ McKinsey & Company แสดงให้เห็นว่าภายในปี 2030 เทคโนโลยี metaverse อาจสามารถเติบโตโดยมีมูลค่าสูงสุดถึง 5 ล้านล้านดอลลาร์

รายงาน ‘Value Creation in the Metaverse’ [การสร้างคุณค่าในเทคโนโลยี Metaverse] ได้ศึกษาเกี่ยวกับผลกระทบอย่างมากของเทคโนโลยี metaverse ที่มีต่อภาคอุตสาหกรรมและธุรกิจต่าง ๆ ทั่วโลก กรุงนิวยอร์ก, ลอนดอน และกรุงปารีส, June 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — McKinsey & Company ได้ออกรายงานฉบับใหม่ที่มีชื่อว่า “Value creation in the metaverse” ซึ่งแสดงให้เห็นว่าเทคโนโลยี metaverse อาจเป็นเรื่องที่สำคัญที่เราไม่ควรเพิกเฉย การพยากรณ์เบื้องต้นของ McKinsey แสดงให้เห็นว่าเทคโนโลยี metaverse มีศักยภาพที่จะเติบโตได้โดยที่มีมูลค่าสูงสุดถึง 5 พันล้านดอลลาร์ภายในปี 2030 แสดงให้เห็นว่าอีคอมเมิร์ซหรือธุรกิจพาณิชย์อิเล็กทรอนิกส์เป็นแรงผลักดันทางเศรษฐกิจที่ใหญ่ที่สุด (2.6 ล้านล้านดอลลาร์) นำหน้าภาคอุตสาหกรรมต่าง ๆ อาทิ การเรียนรู้แบบเสมือนจริง (virtual learning) (270 พันล้านดอลลาร์) การโฆษณา (206 […]

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