A great weekend in Manila with IMG and Rotary SHOOTING STRAIGHT - Bobit S. Avila (The Philippine Star) - June 25, 2019 - 12:00am Sunday evening was the gala night of the Champion Heroes of the International Marketing Group (IMG) at the SMX, the second reason why I came to Manila for the weekend. It was IMG’s 15th year anniversary making efforts that few organizations would do to ordinary people who want to educate themselves about financial security. Last night’s humongous affair was the culmination of their hard work, seeing more than 11,000 people, ladies wearing spanking backless long gowns and men in their suits or tuxedos having a grand time celebrating their personal achievements. To be honest, IMG had to stop their registration process last week because they would no longer fit inside the SMX. Maybe next year it would be at the ARENA. Hosting the evening’s event was no less than my good friend Boy … [Read more...] about A great weekend in Manila with IMG and Rotary
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Atcharin Phatthanaphanchai, permanent secretary of the ministry, said the government had assigned the project to CAT Telecom. The state telecom agency has split the Asean Digital Hub project into three phases: increase network capacity on the borders, upgrade capacity of the nationwide network and the submarine cable system, and the laying of a new international submarine cable. In the first phase, CAT expanded internet capacity by 2,300 giga bits per second (Gbps) in border areas connecting Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar with a Bt2-billion expenditure. The CAT has invested Bt1 billion in the second phase of the project and is currently performing tests on the equipment installed at 151 communication stations nationwide. The agency has also increased the capacity of the existing submarine cable network by 770Gbps, linking Thailand with Singapore, China through Hong Kong, and the United States. The upgraded infrastructure can now handle 7,512Gbps of internet … [Read more...] about CAT tasked with expanding internet infrastructure
PARIS/BOSTON -- Franco-Israeli cable magnate Patrick Drahi made a surprise move into the art world by snapping up Sotheby's in a deal worth $3.7 billion, marking the art auction house's return to private ownership after 31 years. The acquisition allows Drahi to join French billionaire Francois Pinault - who owns Sotheby's main rival Christie's - at the top of the art world and New York society. Drahi joins an exclusive club of French billionaires active in the global art market, which also includes LVMH's boss Bernard Arnault through his Louis Vuitton foundation. Drahi's expansion in the United States also has echoes of former Vivendi boss Jean-Marie Messier, who turned a struggling French water company into a global media giant with stakes in established US institutions. The deal also marks a new chapter for the 275-year-old auction house that became a destination for a new generation of wealth created on Wall Street, in Silicon Valley and around the world. In many ways, being public … [Read more...] about Sotheby’s snapped up by French tycoon Drahi for $3.7 billion
Taiwan's telecoms regulator has banned cable television providers from sourcing components made by Chinese firms for use in digital set-top boxes, a move that adds to the woes of Huawei and its chip making arm, HiSilicon. A spokeswoman at the National Communications Commission (NCC) told the South China Morning Post that digital set-top boxes supplied by cable TV broadcasters in Taiwan can no longer use "chips and wafers of hybrid integrated circuits" that are made in China. The ban, which applies to chips made by HiSilicon, is a further headache for the company which has struggled to maintain client relationships since the US formally banned Huawei from buying American parts and technologies without seeking approval. In May, UK-based chip designer ARM told employees it must halt "all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements" with Huawei and its subsidiaries to comply with US trade restrictions, according to the BBC. Meanwhile, Huawei has been banned from … [Read more...] about Taiwan bans China-made semiconductors from cable TV boxes
So you are finally making the big move? Congratulations! But moving houses can be quite hectic so we are trying to save you some time by giving you some quick tips to help decide if you should hire professionals or do it yourself. Before you choose to hire a moving company or start renting a van to do it yourself, there are a number of factors to consider which is the best option for you. For example, your budget, your location and how much time you are willing to spend on this move. So keep that in mind as you read what each option involves as well as their pros and cons. DIY MOVING While it might be tempting to do the moving yourself to save costs, there are many factors to consider if this option is best for you before choosing this route. Considerations for a DIY move: 1. THE MOVING CREW How many people are in your household? How many friends are willing to help? How many belongings do you want to take with you? If you are planning on moving yourself, chances are you have … [Read more...] about Moving houses: Should you DIY or hire a moving company?