By Francine Kopun Business Reporter Thu., March 22, 2018 The billionaire U.S. toymaker who has said he wants to buy Toys “R” Us Canada has launched a GoFundMe campaign aimed at saving some or all of the 735 remaining stores south of the border. Isaac Larian, CEO of MGA Entertainment, Inc. the California toy company behind Little Tikes and Bratz dolls, announced Thursday morning that he and other private investors were launching the campaign by making their own $200 million (U.S.) contribution toward a stated goal of raising $1 billion. If successful, the money will be used to mount a bid to buy some or all of the Toys “R” Us assets in the U.S. that are slated for liquidation. “This isn’t just about toys, this is about preserving the joy and excitement of play for future generations. I am confident we will raise $1 billion to #SaveToysRUs,” said Larian, in a written response to questions from the Star. Read more: … [Read more...] about Can a $1 billion GoFundMe campaign save Toys “R” Us?
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With rightful government support, in cooperation with the private sector, the Philippines could turn to be one of Asia’s leisure boating capitals in the near future. Thus said Angelo Olondriz, lead organizer of the just concluded three-day ninth SEA-EX Philippine Boat Show and Nautical Expo held at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City. The activity held last March 3 to 5, is reported to the ‘biggest’ boat show-expo ever held in the country, with some 5,000 participants and 70 exhibitors who posted good sales, it was reported. “ I join the optimistic stand of participants, exhibitors and other maritime stakeholders that the joint government-private sector cooperation would propel productive output to help boost national economy, through this local thriving local boating industry,” said Olondriz, chairman of Headsail, Inc. Olondriz, together with fellow-organizer and Rayomarine president Martin … [Read more...] about PH seen to become one of Asia’s leisure boating capitals in future
STUDENTS from all over Cebu united as Club Mega launched its Mega Cebu Youth Convention 2017 last Sept. 23 at the SM Seaside Sky Hall where colorful lights and loud music—and of course, the youth hype—filled the venue. But what is Club Mega exactly? Club Mega is a youth organization of Mega Cebu, a concept and program of the Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board (MCDCB). This is where young Cebuano leaders who aspire to develop themselves to become more active in contributing to a Wholesome, Advanced, Vibrant, Equitable and Sustainable (W.A.V.E.S.) Cebu come together through the group’s core values: Respect, Integrity, People-Oriented, Passion, Servant Leadership, Excellence and Spirituality (R.I.P.P.L.E.S.). The convention was full of inspirational talks that encouraged the youth to be more involved in the development of a more progressive Cebu. Several projects organized by the Cebuano youth were also presented such as BUHGAS, which focused on food waste … [Read more...] about Cebuano youth as future country leaders? #PwedeKaayo
Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar earned the most 2018 Grammy nominations with eight and seven nods, respectively. The two rap greats will compete in top categories, including album of the year and record of the year. The 60th Grammy Awards show airs live on CBS on January 28. Find the complete list of nominees below. Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar lead the pack with the most nominations for the 2018 Grammy Awards, with eight and seven nominations, respectively. The two rap greats will compete in a number of top categories, including album of the year and record of the year. The album of the year nominees include Jay-Z’s “4:44,” Lamar’s “Damn.,” Childish Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!,”Lorde’s “Melodrama,” and Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic.”Mars earned the third most nominations with six, while Gambino, the music alter-ego of Donald … [Read more...] about Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar lead with the most 2018 Grammy nominations — here’s the complete list of nominees
Warning: “Game of Thrones” spoilers ahead. Last week, we ranked the “Game of Thrones” characters based on their leadership abilities. About a third of the characters from that list died in season six’s brutal finale, and others showed more of their leadership skills during some significant plot developments. So here’s an update, based on the explosive, rallying, and altogether unappetizing events of last night’s episode. A few notes: This list only counts characters who are still alive on the show (not in the books). Also, it only takes into consideration individuals who could be counted as “leaders” – so more solitary characters who aren’t currently in leadership roles aren’t on here, like Arya Stark, Sandor Clegane, or Samwell Tarly. Lastly, it heavily favors things that happened this season. This list examines leadership ability, not overall power or importance. Now, here are … [Read more...] about Here’s how the remaining ‘Game of Thrones’ characters rank by leadership abilities