The US government has been slow to approve licenses for American companies like Lam Research Corp and Applied Materials Inc. to sell chipmaking equipment to China semiconductor giant SMIC, sources said, as the impact of a global chip shortage spreads. Many licenses for US suppliers to ship an estimated $5 billion dollars’ worth of equipment and materials have not come ...

The Northport Batang Pier and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings swapped big men in a Philippine Basketball Association deal announced on Friday. A trade long talked about, the one-to-one exchange had Christian Standhardinger going from the Batang Pier to the Kings for Greg Slaughter. The swap was approved by the league the previous day. Mr. Standhardinger, 31, joins a Barangay ...

Leading mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. continues to give subscribers the best mobile experience as it dominates the latest Mobile Network Experience Report by independent mobile analytics firm Opensignal. Smart, which has been ramping up its network improvements across the country, continues to lead in terms of giving Filipinos the best Video Experience, Download Experience, Upload Experience, 4G Availability, ...

BEIJING — China will resolutely deter any separatist activity seeking Taiwan’s independence but is committed to promoting the peaceful growth of relations across the Taiwan Strait and China’s “reunification”, Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday. China, which claims democratic Taiwan as its own territory, has increased its military activity near the island in recent months, responding to what it calls ...

Video footage posted on social media showed surges of water North Island's East Cape region. -- Screenshot via Claudia Maaka/Waiapu Civil Defence/Facebook WELLINGTON -- Small tsunami waves triggered by a series of powerful earthquakes hit the east coast of New Zealand's North Island on Friday and authorities said thousands of residents who had evacuated to higher ground could now return ...

REUTERS The overall year-on-year increase in prices of widely used goods picked up for the fifth straight month in February by its fastest pace in 26 months, the government reported this morning. Preliminary data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed headline inflation at 4.7% last month, picking up from 4.2% in January 2021 and 2.6% in February 2020. The ...

The overall year-on-year increase in prices of widely used goods picked up for the fifth straight month in February by its fastest pace in 25 months, the government reported this morning. Preliminary data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed headline inflation at 4.7% last month, picking up from 4.2% in January 2021 and 2.6% in February 2020. The February ...

Pag-IBIG Fund posted a net income of over P30 billion in 2020 for the fourth consecutive year despite the economic slowdown caused by the pandemic, its top executives announced during the 2020 Pag-IBIG Fund Chairman's Report held online Wednesday (March 03). "I'm happy to report that our net income reached P31.18 billion last year, marking the fourth consecutive year that ...

There can be no doubt that online entertainment (such as streaming platforms like YouTube and subscription services like Netflix and Amazon Prime) is eclipsing traditional television and irrevocably diminishing its influence. This trend is perhaps most visible in Japan, given its reputation for innovation and its historically high engagement with new forms of technology. This trend has been years ...

There is no denying that the Coronavirus pandemic forced the fitness industry to evolve faster than ever. Because of concerns regarding virus transmission and to enforce social distancing, gyms and fitness centers worldwide had to shut their doors. Buildings that used to be filled with sweat and endorphins transformed into ghost towns seemingly overnight. Both clients and service providers ...

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