SINGAPORE: Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran (pix) has urged workers in Malaysia to attend skills training courses, saying having the right skills could earn them 20% higher pay. He noted that any Malaysian who can read and write is eligible to attend a skills training course at any Technical Vocational Educational Training (TVET) institute. “Most of these TVET institutes teach basic skills. You don’t really need an academic qualification,” he said during a get-together session with the Malaysian diaspora here. The minister is here to lead the Malaysian delegation to the Special Session of the Asean Labour Ministers and Singapore Conference on the Future of Work. “We are trying to focus 70% on training and 30% course work,” he said, noting that only 28% of the total workforce in Malaysia is skilled whereas in countries such as Singapore the percentage may be as high as 50%. “That doesn’t speak well at all. No country can be developed, no … [Read more...] about Earn 20% more with right skills, workers told
PETALING JAYA: Bursa Malaysia Bhd’s net profit for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 fell 26.5% to RM46.86 million from RM63.78 million a year ago due to a 16.2% drop in operating revenue to RM121.4 million from RM144.8 million a year ago. Revenue for the quarter fell 16% to RM126.53 million from RM150.71 million a year ago while total operating expenses was 1.4% lower at RM62 million compared with RM62.9 million a year ago. Annualised return on equity decreased by 7ppt to 23% while basic earnings per share was 2.1 sen lower at 5.8 sen. Market capitalisation as at March 31, 2019 stood at RM1.7 trillion, marking an 8.8% year-on-year decline. “The first quarter of the year remained challenging on the back of weaker sentiment largely influenced by external concerns. These concerns are wide ranging, and are driving uncertainty in the global economy. The spill over of this impact is also affecting businesses of all sizes in our local economy,” said Bursa Malaysia CEO … [Read more...] about Bursa Malaysia records lower earnings in first quarter
MANILA, Philippines -- Even in a "no-bearing game," Heather Guino-o still rose to the occasion to help Far Eastern University (FEU) seize a morale-boosting win ahead of the UAAP Season 81 Final 4. Already locked in the No. 4 seed, FEU stunned defending champion De La Salle University with a come-from-behind win in five sets, 25-22, 13-25, 15-25, 27-25, 15-8, on Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Guino-o was at the forefront of the Lady Tamaraws' charge, scoring a career-best 24 points that earned her the final Chooks to Go-Collegiate Press Corps Player of the Week citation in the women's volleyball tournament. “Para sa amin hindi siya no-bearing,” Guino-o said. “Malaking tulong nitong game na ito kapag nanalo kami para sa mga next po naming games. Kasi makaka-boost po ito ng morale namin.” READ: FEU stuns DLSU to close elims on a high note After ending an eight-game skid to La Salle, Guino-o bested candidates Chiara Permentilla of Adamson … [Read more...] about News UAAP: FEU’s Guino-o earns Player of the Week award
MANILA – She is one of the Philippines’ fastest rising vloggers. And one could not help but wonder how much Alex Gonzaga earns from her YouTube videos, each having millions of views. Lucky for those who are curious, TV host Boy Abunda asked this burning question during his show, “Inside the Cinema,” where Gonzaga appeared as a guest alongside her sister Toni and fellow influencer Bianca Gonzalez. “How much can an influencer earn?” he asked. Gonzaga did not immediately answer the question as she first opted to explain how earning from YouTube works. She noted that English-speaking vloggers with an international audience are “Google-preferred” and have the potential of earning more than someone like her, who churns out videos in Filipino. “When you have an international audience… ang one American audience is equivalent to four Filipinos, one is to four,” Gonzaga explained. “So ‘yung cpm (cost per mille)… … [Read more...] about News WATCH: How much does Alex Gonzaga earn as a vlogger?
Business Jaguar Land Rover, Britain's largest auto manufacturer, said on Monday it is testing software that will allow drivers of its cars to earn the IOTA cryptocurrency as a reward for sharing data. 29 Apr 2019 07:25AM Bookmark REUTERS: Jaguar Land Rover, Britain's largest auto manufacturer, said on Monday it is testing software that will allow drivers of its cars to earn the IOTA cryptocurrency as a reward for sharing data.The company is developing what it calls "smart wallet" technology to be installed in its automobiles. This would reward Jaguar car drivers with IOTA coins for actions such as enabling their vehicles to automatically report useful data, such as traffic congestion or potholes to navigation providers or local authorities.Drivers could also earn rewards if the car participates in a ride-sharing program, Jaguar said. The tokens earned could be used to pay for tolls, parking and charging for electric cars.The overall goal was to "achieve zero emissions, zero … [Read more...] about Jaguar Land Rover planning to allow helpful car drivers to earn cryptocurrency