Loptta paddlers bag bronze in 19th SEA Juniors tourney

TWO paddlers of the Lopue’s Table Tennis Association (Loptta) headed by Dr. Leonito “Diotay” Lopue represented the Philippines and captured the bronze medal in the Girl’s 15-Under doubles event during the recently-concluded 19th SEA Juniors Table Tennis Championships at the Harrison Plaza Activity Center, in Manila, on July 12-16, 2013.

Some 100 players from eight countries participated in the tournament. The other competing teams were from Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Brunei, and Laos. (READ MORE)

SLU stays unscathed in YMCA

SAINT Louis University (SLU) cruised to twin victories during the weekend and keep its bid alive for a crown in the high school division in the 3rd conference of the YMCA Basketball Invitational tournament.

Palarong Pamabansa stalwart Ivan Jay Atijera scored back to back twin digits in leading SLU-LHS to back-to-back victories in the tournament that features three levels of competition that will feature college varsity teams, high school varsity and developmental teams. (READ MORE)


Pestaño: The best performances of all time

ACCORDING to Wikipedia, securing a perfect score (100 percent) in a world-class tournament is very rare. These were achieved mostly by world champions.

Those who did it are Gustav Neumann at Berlin in 1865 (34/34); Henry Atkins in Amsterdam 1899 (15/15); Emanuel Lasker in New York in 1893 (13/13); José Raúl Capablanca in New York in 1913 (13/13); Alexander Beliavsky in Alicante in 1978 (13/13); Alexander Alekhine in Moscow in 1919–20 (11/11) and Bobby Fischer in the US Championship of 1963/64 (11/11). (READ MORE)

SKorea clears Google after 2-year Android probe

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s fair trade commission said Thursday a two-year investigation found that Google making its search service the default in Android-powered smartphones did not limit competition in the online search market. Kwon Chul-hyun, a director at the commission, said the regulator found no evidence that Google Inc. unfairly used its power …

Blackberry to launch Q5

TO MAINTAIN Blackberry’s popularity in the Middle East and other emerging markets, this week, Blackberry launch Q5, a QWERTY mid-range smartphone. Blackberry Q5 is the third smartphone based on the Blackberry 10 OS. It has a five megapixels (MP) rear camera, unlike Blackberry Q10 and Z10 with eight MP. Eight gigabytes (Gb) internal memory and …

Intel cuts sales outlook as PC sales slump

NEW YORK — Intel Corp., the world’s largest maker of chips for PCs, put a brave face on the decline of the global PC sales earlier this year, saying it still expected its own sales to grow. On Wednesday, it backtracked, saying sales will be flat. Intel is hoping that sales of processors for servers, …

Top Cat@lyst ideas set to create positive social changes

Cat@lyst, the CSR initiative of Tattoo promoting positive transformation for society, recently distinguished five (5) innovative solutions that harness the power of information technology to address social issues with practical IT-based remedies. Three medical-based applications, an ecology-inspired software and a good-governance monitoring tool emerged as the best among the over 100 entries submitted over a …

Aquino names new officials in government

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has appointed new officials in various government agencies, a Palace official said Wednesday.

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, in a regular press briefing, said Aquino signed on July 11 the appointment letter of former Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) chairman Nelson Peña Laluces as deputy director general of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, which is under the Department of Trade and Industry.

Laluces replaced Andrew Michael Ong. His term of office will expire on December 31, 2017. Read more

Poverty remains unchanged; public urged to help alleviate it

CEBU CITY — Poverty incidence in the Philippines has remained unchanged despite the State’s anti-poverty initiatives under President Benigno Aquino III’s administration.

Poverty incidence is the proportion of people below the poverty line to the total population.

National Statistics Office (NSO) Cebu district officer Gil Melchor Rubia cited the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) report saying that poverty incidence among population during the first semester of 2012 was estimated at 27.9 percent. Read more