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Friday, March 24, 2017
PAKISTAN-PHILIPPINES bilateral relations date back to September 8 1949, when diplomatic relations were established between the two and Philippines Consulate was opened in Karachi. In fact, even before the establishment the diplomatic relations, our bilateral cooperation had already begun. Hence, on July 16, 1949, the two countries signed...
WITH a coastline of about 814 kilometer and inland water bodies’ cumulative area of 8 million hectares, Pakistan’s Fishery and Fishing Industry plays a significant part in the national economy. Pakistani seafood has a significant export potential, estimated at 1 million tonnes/ year from the marine subsector alone. The commercially...

Pakistani cuisine

PAKISTANI cuisine is an age-old gastronomic art based on ancient Indus Valley cooking tradition involving a refined blend of various aromatic flavours and spices. During the course of history, it also incorporated noticeable Middle-Eastern, Central Asian and Western Asian influences. It observes Muslim dietary/ culinary principles forbidding use of porcine, alcoholic and non-halal ingredients. Its...
PAKISTAN is uniquely blessed with natural beauty and ancient history. The imprints of both endowments make Pakistan an exquisite destination for tourists from all over the world who find it attractive on multiple counts: Its landscape features remarkable diversity ranging over mountain chains and glaciers, rugged plateaus, sprawling deserts, large...
By Henry J. Schumacher  | Special to the BusinessMirror We (European Chamber of Commerce and Makati Business Club) formed the Integrity Initiative in 2010. Looking back, we are happy that progress has been made in our mission against corruption, both in government and in the private sector. But have we...
By Andrew Ross Sorkin When it comes to policing Wall Street, there are two distinct narratives about Preet Bharara’s tenure as the US attorney for the Southern District of New York. If you think back to the immediate years following the financial crisis of 2008, Bharara, who took office in 2009,...
In the stormy and ever-changing world of global finance, insurance has remained a relatively placid backwater. With the notable exception of AIG, an American insurer bailed out by the taxpayer in 2008, the industry rode out the financial crisis largely unscathed. Now, however, insurers face unprecedented competitive pressure owing to...
By Mark Scott When SoftBank, the Japanese telecommunications giant, bought the British semiconductor designer ARM Holdings last year for $32 billion, Masayoshi Son, SoftBank’s founder, said the deal would bring benefits like jobs and investment to Britain. Now, just six months later, SoftBank is in final-stage talks to sell a 25-percent...

Subatomic Opportunities

A bathing cap that can watch individual neurons, allowing others to monitor the wearer’s mind. A sensor that can spot hidden nuclear submarines. A computer that can discover new drugs, revolutionize securities trading and design new materials. A global network of communication links whose security is underwritten by unbreakable...
By Chad Bray The French waste and water company Suez Environnement said recently that it had partnered with a Canadian pension fund manager to acquire General Electric’s water treatment technology business in an all-cash deal that valued the business at about $3.4 billion. The industrial conglomerate put GE Water and Process...

The Bolthole Economy

Many Americans were taken aback when, in January, news broke that Peter Thiel, an internet billionaire and adviser to President Donald Trump, had New Zealand citizenship. For five years this backer of an “America first” president had kept his Kiwi passport quiet. Then the government released details of his...
Story & photo by Astarte Abraham Contributor ENGINEERING experts and motivational speakers stressed the importance of possessing a good attitude, having vision and being of service to the nation during the second Philippine Engineering Students Congress. With the theme “Better Engineers for a Better Philippines”, the one-day congress was presented by JobStreet.com...
TO widen the access of marginalized and disadvantaged learners to quality basic education, the Department of Education (DepEd) implemented the Alternative Delivery Modes (ADMs) in the formal education system in both elementary and secondary levels. The ADMs primarily aim to address the problem on classroom congestion and other situations and...
By Michael Schuman | New York Times News Service PHOENIX—From his desk in a downtown workshop, Greg Hankerson is at war with a Chinese company half a world away. Hankerson and his wife, Sim, own Vintage Industrial, which designs and makes antique-style tables, cabinets and other furniture. The 25-employee start-up...

Giving PR a new purpose

CONSUMER movements in discovering information, consuming them and sharing them have altered the hubs of power and authority from traditional PR media outlets to a combination of offline and online communicators, bloggers, web-site owners and social media-savvy publishers. PR, marketing and advertising are bonded practices.They work best in synergy. They...
The Great Barrier Reef in Australia has long been one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders, so enormous it can be seen from space, so beautiful it can move visitors to tears. But the reef—and the profusion of sea creatures living near it—are in profound trouble. Huge sections of the...
NEWPORT, Rhode Island—The US Navy is enlisting the help of seals—but not the kind of highly trained special operatives with whom it usually associates. Real seals, specifically their whiskers, may be the key to a new way for ships and underwater vehicles to sense their environment, scientists think. When a...
A group of islands—Gigantes Islands, or Islas de Gigantes in the municipality of Carles in Iloilo province—is known for its rich fishing ground. Lately, hordes of tourists in Carles visit Gigantes, which beauty was discovered by local and foreign tourists through word of mouth in the course of relief operations...
Story & photos by Marky Ramone Go Most travelers see Thailand as a nation teeming with culture and historical relics that extend to its numerous ancient cities—where iconic temples and reclining Buddha statues abound. To some, a shopping haven; to the younger generation, a multitude of islands ripe for an abundance...
The Sunday coffee date with select friends from the media and blogging community was one memorable experience, if only because we would be tasting coffee in Antipolo. Horray! Tayo na sa Antipolo...known for its manga, suman and kasuy. If you have not been to Antipolo for the last 10 years, like my...