KULIM: The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry is satisfied with the current trend in the price of essential goods throughout the country, especially in view of the coming Aidilfitri celebration. Its minister, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, said although the ministry received complaints on price hikes every day, there were no cases of sharp increases. “Thus far we have not received complaints of a sharp price hike, as the Festive Season Price Control Scheme (FSPCS) will commence on May 21 for 30 days. “Before May 21, we have not received any report on unreasonable increases although we received complaints through the ministry’s complaints system every day,“ he told reporters after the presentation of 2019 Hari Raya aid, here today. He said if there were complaints on an increase in the price of essential goods listed under FSPCS, the ministry would act promptly to safeguard the interests of consumers. - Bernama … [Read more...] about Ministry satisfied with current price trend
San Miguel Beer threw the stats out the window, reversed the trends and leaned on its experience under pressure to beat Magnolia, 72-71, in Game 7 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last Wednesday night. The numbers indicated that the Hotshots could’ve and probably, should’ve won. But pulling the rug from under San Miguel wasn’t meant to be as Magnolia succumbed to the tension in the homestretch. Before Game 7, Magnolia made the statement that if the Hotshots hold San Miguel to less than 90 points, the probability is they win. But if San Miguel scores at least 100, the chances are the Beermen clinch. The pattern of the series has been alternating wins starting with Magnolia in Game 1 then San Miguel in Game 2 all the way to Game 6. So the trend pointed to Magnolia taking Game 7. San Miguel, however, isn’t a team that leaves its fate to stats. The Beermen make their own destiny. In Game 7, June Mar Fajardo was called for … [Read more...] about Bucking the trend
MANILA — A few were left wondering who Arabella de Leon was after the name ranked among the top trends on Twitter on Tuesday night. But many, too, have long been anticipating her "arrival" after nearly four months, and the wait finally bore fruit that evening. Arabella de Leon is the birth name of Angel Locsin's character in the hit action-drama "The General's Daughter." She is the daughter of the titular general Marcial (Albert Martinez) and his wife Corazon (Eula Valdez), but was stolen as a baby and raised to be an assassin by the couple's rivals Tiago (Tirso Cruz III) and Amelia (Janice de Belen). Watch more in iWant or TFC.tv She grew up believing she was Tiago and Amelia's daughter, Diana Guerrero. Trained to become a double agent in the Army under the guise of Rhian Bonifacio, her ultimate goal was to kill Marcial, her actual father. When that opportunity finally presented itself — after a tumultuous journey of blindly following then rebelling against Tiago — … [Read more...] about News Who is Arabella de Leon and why did she trend on Twitter?
KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia is expected to trend lower next week, under pressure by a weak ringgit, commodities prices and Wall Street’s performance. However, analysts remain optimistic that the weaknesses, including the ongoing US and China trade war as well as bearish technical indicators, are temporary. “We have seen Chinese stocks lead Asia-Pacific equities higher into green territory on Friday despite the US hiking duties on US$200 billion (RM831 billion) worth of Chinese products. “China immediately hinted it would retaliate, but did not specify its countermeasures,“ Phillip Capital Management, Asia-Pacific, senior vice president (investment) Datuk Dr Nazri Khan Adam Khan told Bernama. The FBM KLCI dipped to its three-year low on Friday, as a result of investors adjusting their position due to the trade tensions. On the domestic front, Dr Nazri Khan said he expected the latest political headlines to lend some cushion. He said the market responded … [Read more...] about Bursa Malaysia to trend lower next week
Global food trends 2019: Fats make a comeback (Philstar.com) - April 30, 2019 - 4:26pm MANILA, Philippines — First, there were the Avocado Toast recipes, then came the Instagram-famous Unicorn Frappucino, and more recently those Poke Bowls that took the spotlight from chopped salad. Thanks to the Internet, all we had to do was type in a few words to discover what people all over the world are eating. But what food trends will be on the tip of our tongues and devour our social media feeds this year? This year may be the year of “Pegan” diets, faux meat snacks, super Chocho (Chayote), and the taste of the Pacific Rim, with more people looking to Pinterest to get their food inspirations. This was according to the presentations made by International Chef Gary Evans at the recent Tabasco TasteSetters Workshop. The two-day workshop was organized by premium food brand importer-distributor Sysu … [Read more...] about Global food trends 2019: Fats make a comeback