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By Andrew Ross Sorkin Here’s the thing about the Mooch: When he sets a goal for himself, he somehow seems to find a way to accomplish it. The Mooch, of course, is Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director for President Donald Trump. For those of us who have covered Scaramucci’s...
In 1953 B.F. Skinner visited his daughter’s math class. The Harvard psychologist found every pupil learning the same topic in the same way at the same speed. A few days later he built his first “teaching machine,” which let children tackle questions at their own pace. By the mid-1960s...
It is said that Travis Kalanick, who resigned as Uber’s boss last month, has been reading Shakespeare’s Henry V. Prince Hal’s transformation, from wastrel prince to sober monarch, is doubtless one he would like to emulate. As a guide to the ride-hailing firm’s financial dilemma, however, Macbeth is the best...
With the defeat of Marine Le Pen in her bid for the French presidency, establishment politicians in rich countries breathed a sigh of relief. The fortunes of extremist candidates have faltered since the populist surge that put President Donald Trump into the White House. Nonetheless, it is hard to be...
By Alexandra Stevenson HNA Group says that Wall Street’s biggest banks are knocking at the door to do business with it as the huge Chinese conglomerate buys up businesses around the globe. But one of those banks is now walking away. Bank of America has decided not to do business with HNA,...
AS job competition gets tougher, more millennials across the globe are pushing for advanced degrees. Some are even going the distance—literally thousands of miles away from home—to earn their diplomas abroad. Why? Because the payoffs of attaining a higher education overseas are becoming too good to miss: Graduates get...
TAIWAN, the Philippines’s island-neighbor to the north, has grown by leaps and bounds compared with many of its neighbors in Asean. One major reason is its government has spared neither money nor technology to bring the latest state-of-the-art learning environment to its constituents. A case in point and in fact, a...
TO help fight hunger and malnourishment in the country, more than 1,000 students in Batangas stand to benefit from the initial phase of Republic Cement’s nutritional program in partnership with Gawad Kalinga (GK). The cement manufacturer will set up its first Kusina ng Kalinga (KnK) in the province to provide...
THIS piece is related to my April 30 column on the “Spokesman is as good as his last interview”. As you all know, the spokesman of a company is the official mouthpiece of an organization. The remarks of a spokesman will most likely deal with “what if” questions and...
Polar ice caps in Antartic are said to be formed some 33.6 years ago. Several million years ago, the Earth had undergone natural climate phase. Layers of snow piled up and compressed together forming gigantic layers of ice. Scientist gradually studied patterns and sequence of weather conditions in that area....
Some P50 million worth of “hot logs” will be donated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the rehabilitation of Marawi City. Director Nonito Tamayo of the DENR’s Forest Management Bureau (FMB) said Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has ordered the DENR to prepare the deed of...
Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu last Monday vowed to uphold at least one policy pronouncement made by his predecessor, Regina Paz L. Lopez—declaring watersheds “off-limits” to mining operations. Watersheds are home to a diverse species of plants and animals, including those that are considered as site-endemic or unique to the...
Ramon Magsaysay awardee lawyer Antonio “Tony” Oposa has been Mother Nature’s leading litigator way before it became fashionable to do so. His landmark cases against the Philippine government, which included the depletion of virgin forests and cleanup of the Pasig River, has rallied people on the need for awareness...
Story & photos Gretchen Filart Dublin "Would you like to wear a unicorn onesie?” we were asked as we sat down on a candy-colored bunk. Kids in tow, we immediately turned awe-inspired at the flurry of pastel tables, cushions, ponies and other decorative items. It was Sunday and at 11...
Quezon City has always been known as the “City of Stars”, as it is home to the country’s largest TV and film networks and production outfits for decades. But with the recent first Quezon City Tourism Stakeholders’ Summit, the city government has been clear with its goals of adding...
Scana Corp. announced on Monday it will stop construction on a nuclear-power plant in South Carolina—one of two in development in the US. Project costs ballooned in recent years, and the decision should eventually save electricity customers $7 billion. But the stoppage and others like it may cost everyone more in...
The consumption of brown rice is becoming popular these days because of its health benefits. However, the ordinary brown rice has a shelf life of one to two months only. But with the newly introduced superheated steam treatment system (SSTS), it can last for nine months without spoilage and...
The number of US honeybees, a critical component in the agriculture industry, rose in 2017 from a year earlier, and deaths of the insects attributed to a mysterious malady that’s affected hives in North America and Europe declined, according a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) honeybee health survey released...
A three-day training on intellectual-property (IP) management provided researchers techniques on how IP can be integrated with the research and development (R&D) process. The recent training equipped 17 researchers with the rudiments of IP management, such as invention spotting, prior art search, documentation and interpretation in relation to technologies derived...
The outgoing Papal Nuncio Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto said the Filipinos’ deep faith and resilience in the wake of Supertyphoon Yolanda (international code name Haiyan) had a huge impact on him. Speaking at a send-off gathering for him at Pius XII Center in Manila on July 31, the archbishop said that...
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