Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Latest Business News Helps in Making Wise Business Deal

Author: Network 18

In this volatile economy, the best investor is one who invests only after carefully analyzing the market trends. Whether you are a businessman or not, if you want to get updated with the latest happenings in the business world, then you need to keep abreast with latest business news and updates at almost every given second. In fact, nobody can deny the fact that staying updated with latest happenings in the business world is very important. For getting updated with latest business news, you can rely on online web portals, like www.in.com. Such a portal is popular for satisfying appetite of people who are hungry for business news.

An online venture of Network 18, in.com is flooded with latest news of different categories such as top headlines, business, national news, international news, sports news, entertainment news and health news. All categories get updated on a regular basis; hence users can get the latest news in the finance world. If you are in problem because of not getting proper business news updates, then you need to make an extensive search through the internet as solution to your problem is itself present on the internet. While browsing, you will come across a number of portals that can offer you all the relevant and important latest business news that have a great impact on your life. Such web portals are flooded with all types of business news, corporate news, the stock market news, the marketing news or other related news.

People who want to abreast with all latest current happening in the business world can visit www.in.com as the site gets updated on a regular basis to offer customers satisfaction. Getting updated with latest business news plays a very important role for people who want to invest money or already invested money. Experts opinion is also available for people to make a wise decision.

Finding latest news updates

Searching web portals through the internet helps you to come across a number of web portals which keep you informed about latest news updates. You can bank upon news provided by reliable and genuine sources; therefore it is suggested to make an extensive search through the internet.

About the Author:

In.com provides latest information regarding latest business news and new events on different segments. It is one of the easily accessible means where users can get the comprehensive information and business updates about all the global happenings.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Climate Change

Author: Ian Bishop

Now, I’m English. No people in the world talk about the weather as much as the English. That’s because we have so very much of it. In fact, look at the word I used. Other countries, regions, people talk about “climate”. England has “weather”. “Climate” implies an unchanging, or slowly changing set of conditions. “Weather” implies rapid change, unpredictability.

One reason why Britain, especially England, pioneered short-haul package holidays back in the 1950s was a serious need for sun and warmth for a few uninterrupted days every year. We loved, and still do love to head off to Spain, France, Turkey, or indeed anywhere with “climate”. Anywhere we can guarantee a week or so of uninterrupted warmth and sunshine.

Unfortunately, so great is the demand for holidays in the sun that we British tend to flood en masse to seaside holiday resorts where we spend all our time among other Brits, eating (mostly) British food, and getting (often) badly burned by the sun to which we are (largely) unaccustomed!

The reason why Britain seems to have such an obsession with the sun is easy to see when you look at a map of the world. First, we’re perched out on the western edge of Europe, exposed to the gales of the North Atlantic Ocean. Secondly, look how far north we are. London is in the deep south of England, and sits just above the 51o line of latitude. That’s a lot further north than Hokkaido, Japan’s northern main island, where they get monstrous snowfalls. It’s north of everywhere in the USA. The only reason why Britain doesn’t freeze in winter is that Atlantic currents bring warm water up from the Gulf of Mexico, and the westerly winds blow the warm air over us!

Small wonder, then, that one of the great joys of travel for a Brit is getting off a plane and feeling the heat and humidity of somewhere that enjoys “climate”. The baking dry heat of Egypt, or the moist heat of Indonesia. The exquisite blending of heat, blue sky and blue sea of Greece or Turkey.

We seldom think about what it feels like to make the journey in reverse. What does someone from Asia, for example, think when he or she gets off the plane in London, Amsterdam or Berlin, in winter? The combination of very short days, long nights, cold wind, rain? It must be a real shock to someone whose only real experience of cold is when the shopping mall has the air conditioning turned up too high!

I realise that I have brought day length into the discussion. At a latitude of 51o north we in the UK get 16-17 hours of daylight in mid-summer, and it never really gets very dark. Winter is different. In December we have daylight from around 9.00am to 4.00pm.

What kind of climate, or weather, to plan for is part of the joy of travel, or maybe is one of the problems of travel, depending on your point of view. Coming from, say, Indonesia to northern Europe I guess the problems would arise mostly in the European winters, where average temperatures drop so much below what Indonesians are used to. Actually the average temperatures even in summer (June, July and August) very rarely indeed get up anywhere near Indonesian levels. And it can always rain. And the rain is cold!

For an Indonesian going to work or study abroad the weather (or climate) has to be one of the things you need to plan for. You’ll need to learn to put lots of layers of clothing on, on the colder days in northern latitudes, maybe also a hat and gloves. You will definitely need heavier shoes than you are used to, and a waterproof/windproof coat for winter. My problem coming to Indonesia is which tee shirts and lightweight trousers to pack!

Whether you are going to northern Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand to stay for a while or just to visit, it’s essential that you think about the climate area you’re visiting, and the general weather over the period of your visit. Get yourself prepared for the changing seasons, the changing temperatures, the different lengths of day and night that you’ll experience.

And if you are fortunate enough to live in Jakarta, don’t forget that there’s a team of people at AIM, in Manggarai who can help you get ready for the weather where you’re going, at the same time as they help you with your English.

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About the Author:

Ian manages Aim for English, a Jakarta-based language training provider. He also writes articles on education, business, and technology.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Don't Worry About 2012

Author: Joseph Toth

Don’t Worry About 2012

There’s a lot of buzz about the year 2012, and it being the year of devastation. You have people from all walks of life trying to apply predictions to December of 2012, including some professionals and historians. I’ve heard people refer to different types of troubles they think should be expected from this calendar time frame.

Listening to the way the human mind can work when a level of fear or an unknown element is introduced is just amazing. First of all, …the people concerned about this may actually have some fears that were fed by stories they’ve absorbed in life. Our lifestyle of being a society that watches a lot of television and movies really doesn’t help this either. Our minds become very influential, resulting in things like this concern about 2012, or back when the calendar changed from 1999 to 2000 (Y2K).

I recently had an encounter with a grown man, older than I am …who is absolutely beside himself because of this 2012 thing that’s going on. I caught him talking about this with someone else. After the other person left the area, I approached him saying I overheard him talking about 2012. This resulted in a lengthy conversation between the two of us on this matter. No, …I wasn’t buying into the fact that tragedy would strike, nor was I patronizing this man by no means. Rather, I would call it educating myself on how some people are using this date to predict the end of the world, when its not.

First I’d like to point something out. Calendars and clocks are man-made time keeping devices. There isn’t another life form on this huge planet, or in this galaxy that uses these time keeping methods. They are proprietary to the human race only. Animals, birds and sea creatures have no clue that humans use names and numbers for the days of the week, or that we call 365 days a year. Mother earth knows nothing of human time keeping either. To lock in a particular time frame for the end of the world is simply ridiculous.

Secondly, …as for the earth being riddled with worldwide earthquakes and storms, or the fear that the earth will stop rotating on its axis, or that continents will shift is just plain and simple ‘Hog Wash’.

Continents shifting is an event that takes tens of thousands of years to do, and it doesn’t happen all at once. This happens so slowly that life forms of any kind, including humans, would never even notice it happening.

If the rotation of the earth slows down, this would definitely change gravitational pull, which you would notice simply by standing on your bathroom scale. If the rotation of the earth would slow down, the earth’s gravity would get weaker. This means when you step on your bathroom scale, you could get a reading of 20 to 100 pounds lighter than normal. I don’t know about everybody else, but I way myself every morning …for the last two years or so my weight has been very consistent. Trust me, the earth is not slowing down or going to stop rotating.

Mother earth isn’t even showing signs of being sick, yet alone going to die in two years.

What do I think is going to happen on the 2012 date in question? I’ll tell you.

My alarm clock is going to go off in the morning; I’ll eat and shower before heading to work. I’ll come home after work so I can get a good nights sleep and do it all over again the next day, and the next day, and for decades to come until I grow old and gray.

People made a big fuss over Y2K too, only to find out it was really nothing.

Reporter Joseph Toth

Washington Micro Bank BBS

About the Author:

I was raised in Wisconsin as a hard working individual. As a teenager I worked on a farm until I became a adult. I have never worked less than two jobs at a time until I turned 44.

I don’t, … (and never have) smoke, drink, drug or gamble. In 2005 I successfully gave up caffeine entirely and haven’t had any since.

My hobbies are automobiles, electronics, driving and photography.

I have many friends, and I am well known in the tri-village area I live in.

My adult careers that stayed with me long term are ‘commercial driver’ and ‘loss prevention agent’.

My dislikes in life include bullies, the civilian ownership of ‘exotic’ firearms, organized crime, pornography and people who beat females and children.

Article Source: ArticlesBase.com - Don't Worry About 2012

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Monday, November 30, 2009

President Arroyo will run again in 2010

Yes you've read it right, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will run again in 2010 but it not for the position of president but as a congresswoman in her home province, Pampanga. “Yes, I will file my certificate of candidacy,” Arroyo told reporters in the Macanang palace when she was interviewed about her political plans when she step down on her position on June 2010. She revealed her political plans just the night before the deadline of filing of certificates of candidacy.

Many critics says that once Arroyo is elected into office, her colleagues in Congress would push for a shift into a parliamentary system of government and subsequently elect her as prime minister, thus allowing her to circumvent the Constitution and return to power anew.

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Congratulations Efren Peñaflorida

I am very froud to be a Filipino, and Efren Peñaflorida made me more proud being a Filipino. Efren Peñaflorida has brought a prestigious award for the Philippines for getting the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year Award, for helping those poor Filipino children to get education thru his “Kariton Klassroom.”. There are 10 finalist for this award and still Efren Peñaflorida got the award by having the highest votes, he have gathered 2.75 million from online votes. He also received $ 100,000.00 for him to used to continue his advocacy to help educating the youth.

According to Efren, “Our planet is filled with heroes, young and old, rich and poor, man, woman of different colors, shapes and sizes. We are one great tapestry,” Peñaflorida said. “Each person has a hidden hero within, you just have to look inside you and search it in your heart, and be the hero to the next one in need.”

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Long Weekend Again, No Work On Monday November 30, 2009

This weekend it will be a long weekend because on Monday November 30, 2009 it is holiday here in the Philippines. That day was declared a holiday in honor for the birthday of a great hero of the Philippines which is Andres Bonifacio. Andres Bonifacio y de Castro was born on November 30, 1863 at Tondo, Manila, he was a Filipino Nationalist and a revolutionary. He was the founder and the leader of the Katipunan, who fight for the Independence of the Philippines against the Spanish Colony. And according to some historians Andres Bonifacio was the first president of the Philippines although he is not officially recognized.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Philippines Veteran Got Check For Lump-sum

Finally after the long months of waiting my grandfathers check was got into the hands of my mother. My mother was the one who is taking care of filing and getting the necessary documents for my grandfather because my he can't travel that much because of his old age. The check was from US bank amounting to $ 9,000.00. According to the local banks here in the Philippines it will take up to 2 to 3 weeks for that check to be cleared because it is from outside our country.
By the way let me tell you something about my veteran grandfather, his name was Nicanor Luz as of today his physical condition was still okay in spite of his old age, he can still walk, he don't have difficulties in hearing and the only problem is he got some loss of his memory, he can't recognize most of his family. But if you ask him about the war and how fight, he can still remember every bit of the story. Until now he still have the anger against the Japanese, when you told him that there is a Japanese near by he closed his fist and say "where are those Japanese I will kill them, they make us all suffer". I know that he suffered a lot and sacrifice a lot, that's why until now he can still feel that way.
The sacrifices of every Filipino veterans during the WWII is really priceless, but still we should be thankful that US still recognizes all their efforts for fighting our freedom.

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Villar, Legarda Team Up For 2010 Elections

MANILA, Philippines -- Sen. Loren Legarda called it a victorious day for two Mannys.

On the day Manny Pacquiao made history as the only fighter to dominate seven weight divisions, Sen. Manuel "Manny" Villar Jr. quietly captured the heart of his much-coveted vice presidential running mate.

At a private dinner in Makati City Sunday, Sen. Loren Legarda said yes to the standard-bearer of the Nacionalista Party, who showed up with his spouse Cynthia, the representative of Las Piñas.

Villar will personally make the announcement on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Laurel House on Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong.

Legarda confirmed this to the Philippine Daily Inquirer in an interview shortly after the dinner, which lasted three hours.

In explaining her decision to coalesce with Villar, Legarda spoke out on charges that Villar's real estate empire benefited from the C-5 road extension project

Reminded that she once criticized Villar's decision not to participate in the ethics investigation by the Senate, Legarda said: "I don’t even call that criticism. In a democracy, you allow all views to come out. I wanted it to come out so that we can listen to all views," she said, adding that she would not prejudge the results of the investigation being conducted by the Senate committee of the whole.

"A committee report is coming out. All I can say is let the people decide in next year's elections. I will not prejudge him and the issue," said Legarda.

Legarda said her decision was based on the fact that their platforms clicked.

"He told me, 'I believe in your platform on environment, agriculture and climate change, and then I said, 'I believe in your platform on helping migrant workers and pushing for their rights.' In that respect, we clicked right away," she told this reporter.

She made it clear to Villar that the next administration should focus on the environment as the cornerstone of the overarching goal to defeat abject poverty in the land.

"I want the country to be great again, green again, and what I bring to the vice presidency is green economy, investments and jobs, and green sustainable development," said Legarda, who has championed environmental causes for over two decades.

The one-on-one meeting between Legarda and Villar followed several weeks of talks, but finally materialized on the auspicious and victorious day of Pacquaio.

"It was a day of two Mannys," quipped Legarda, pointing out that Pacquiao's victory had largely brought glory, inspiration and hope to a storm-devastated nation.

"His victory gave us hope that the Filipino can," she said.

There was no fanfare in finally sealing an election union, which was largely expected by political observers following the decision of Sen. Francis Escudero to bolt the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC).

That decision stunned the nation, leaving Legarda suddenly without a presidential running mate.

Legarda refused to comment on rumors reaching NPC that its erstwhile standard-bearer has been his own run for vice president.

"No comment, for now," she said.

Legarda said that once elected vice president, she would ensure the strict implementation of environmental laws she had authored, and make the national budget "anchored on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction."

This will benefit agriculture, fisheries and rural livelihood.

"There is hope if we only give priority to the countryside," she said, pointing to empowerment of local government units as critical to effective governance.

"If we bring government closer to the people, then we bring peace and prosperity to the countryside," she said, explaining that environment was a cross-cutting issue.

Asked how would giving premium on the environment address widespread hunger among Filipinos, she said:
"Going green is an antidote to poverty because climate change directly affects our right to food, potable water and access to jobs and livelihood as what storms Ondoy and Pepeng have shown," said Legarda.

Asked why she chose Villar over other presidential aspirants who also courted her to be their running mate, she said: "I woke up one day realizing that our platform and aspirations for this country, especially uplifting the poor's lot in life, converged. We want to bring back dignity to the common folk and make us all proud that we are Filipinos."

She pointed to the "meeting of the minds" of two national candidates who built their alliance on a "pro-people-country-and-environment platform, and "not based on personalities."

"We both realized that we came from our humble beginnings--he was born in Tondo and I was born in the flood-prone Malabon. We both scaled the political ladder through sheer hardwork and patience. We are both self-made in our own respective fields before we ventured into politics--he in business and I in media."

The lady host served sushi and sashimi during the dinner arranged by a "private person."

Legarda observed that Villar was "very relaxed, very open."

"When I asked about Cynthia, he told me that she was attending a wedding. So I said, 'why don't you bring Cynthia here? Please ask the real boss to come," Legarda teased Villar.

And so Villar's better half came.

Asked about the fineprint of the political merger of the NP and NPC, Legarda said operational matters had not been discussed.

"It was a very light meeting focusing on the platform and alliance but operational details of the campaign were not yet discussed. There would be a formal press conference within the week to formally announce the alliance," she said.

Legarda was optimistic that the Villar-Legarda tandem would capture the imagination of the electorate.

"It's not only me winning, both of us must win. You must believe--do you have any doubt?--that I really want you to be my vice (president)," said Legarda, quoting Villar's exact words.

She said their "point of convergence" was the desire to "help heal our divided nation."
"We just want to focus on a positive campaign," said Legarda.

Source: Pinoytambay.com

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Philippines May 2010 Election

One of the most awaited event all over the Philippines for the coming 2010 is the election for the government officials. Most of the politicians here in the Philippines are planning everything ahead of time, they planned everything about their candidacy for this coming election. And as we become nearer and nearer on the campaign and election period, most politicians have decided on what position they are running and who among they will teamed up.
As of the moment the politicians who are planning to run as presidents are
Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay, Vice President Noli de Castro, MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando, Senator Noynoy Aquino, Senator Manny Villar, Senator Francis Escudero, Secretary Gilber "Gibo" Teodoro, Senator Richard Gordon, Former President Joseph "Erap" Estrada and Bro. Eddie Villanueva

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Big Event - Pacman Vs. Cotto

pacquia vs cottoThe very long wait is almost over, cause on November 14 the boxing fight between Manny Pacquiao (49-3-2, 37 KOs) VS Miquel Cotto (34-1, 27 KOs) will happen. It will be held at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. The fight is set at 145-pound limit, will be shown live on HBO pay-per-view. It is scheduled for 12 rounds. Here in the Philippines on November 15, 2009 all SM cinemas branches will be showing the live fight entitle Firepower.

Manny Pacquiao vs Miguel Cotto at SM Cinema Ticket Prices

Price: 400 Pesos
Branches: SM Pampanga, SM Clark, SM Baliwag, SM Rosales, SM Lucena, SM Dasmarinas, SM Batangas, SM Lipa, SM Naga

Price: 450 Pesos
Branches: SM Sta. Rosa

Price: 500 Pesos
Branches: SM Marilao, SM Muntilupa, SM Molino, SM Cebu, SM Davao, SM Iloilo, SM Cagayan de Oro, SM Bacolod

Price: 550 Pesos
Branches: SM Megamall, SM Sta. Mesa, SM Manila, SM San Lazaro, SM Mall of Asia, SM North Edsa, SM Fairview, SM Marikina, SM Valenzuela, SM Southmall, SM Bacoor, SM Sucat, SM Bicutan

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Philippines 2010 Legal Holiday

2009 is almost over, so we need to welcome the year 2010. As early as July 21, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo already signed Proclamation 1841 which declaring the 10 regular holidays for 2010.

It was declared a little bit early, but according to executive secretary Ermita it was for the benefit of business men who are very conscious about holidays impact the employees productivity.

The Regular holidays for 2010 are:

· New Years Day (January 1)

· Maundy Thursday (April 1)

· Good Friday (April 2)

· Araw ng Kagitingan (April 9)

· Labor Day (May 1)

· Independence Day (June 12, moved to June 14 Monday)

· National Heroes Day (August 30)

· Bonifacio Day (November 30, moved to November 29 Monday)

· Christmas Day (December 25)

· Rizal Day (December 30, moved to December 27 Monday)

Non Working Holidays:

· Ninoy Aquino Day (August 23)

· All Saints Day (November 01)

· December 24 and December 31

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