Back on board: 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater' reboot is fun for everyone
About 20 years ago, "Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater" attracted skateboarding and gaming fans alike with its easy controls, action-packed gameplay and cool, urban aesthetic.The video game series endorsed by US skateboarding pro Hawk stayed a favourite for years, followed by several sequels and spin-offs followed.Many fans still prefer the first two games of the series in which Rune Glifberg, Chad Muska and namesake Tony Hawk cruise through virtual warehouses, skate parks, stadiums and whatnot, accompanied by a first-class soundtrack of punk rock and hip hop music.These two classics are now back under a...
T-bill rates inch up across the board
The Bureau of the Treasury on Monday sold all P20 billion in bills it offered at higher rates across the board despite robust demand.The Treasury awarded P5 billion in the benchmark 91-day debt paper at an average rate of 1.156 percent, up from 1.15 percent last week.It also sold P5 billion in 182-day bills at 1.615 percent, up from 1.589 percent previously.The P10 billion in 364-day securities fetched an annual rate of 1.85 percent, up from 1.807 percent two weeks ago as the Treasury rejected bids for the longest tenor during the previous auction.National Treasurer Rosalia V. de Leon attribut...
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Finnish ferry runs aground in Baltic
A ferry with 280 people on board has run aground off the Aland Islands, a Finnish archipelago in the Baltic Sea, the Finnish coastguard tweeted on Sunday.No one is in danger and the situation is stable as preparations are under way to evacuate the Amorella, the coastguard said.The Viking Line vessel, with 200 passengers and 80 crew, was heading from Turku to Stockholm, the operator said in a statement.The Amorella also ran aground in the same area in 2013, according to Finish and Swedish media reports.This time, according to Alands Radio, the ship deliberately ran aground in order to avoid tak...
This is why Nonkululeko Gobodo resigned from the Clicks Group board after racist hair ad
Johannesburg – Nonkululeko Gobodo, the first black woman to become a Chartered Accountant in South Africa, has resigned from her role as a non-executive director of the Clicks Group following the recent controversy of a TRESemmé advert which appeared on the Clicks website.In a statement this week, Clicks said Gobodo had resigned, citing personal reasons.Last week, Gobodo said both Clicks and TRESemmé – the companies at the centre of a racism storm over black women’s hair – should release the names of the senior executives who were involved in the publishing of the controversial racist advert w...
TikTok offer would keep Chinese firm on board
By He Wei in Shanghai | China Daily | Updated: 2020-09-16 07:21Technology company Oracle's bid to potentially become TikTok's technology partner in the United States indicates that there may be technical solutions available to address US concerns instead of going to great lengths to ditch Chinese ownership, according to experts.The short video app has chosen Oracle as a "trusted technology partner" to operate in the US as a way to avoid a ban, but the proposed deal still requires regulatory clearance from the government's Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.The development of ...
Kotoko Board Chair, CEO Set To Resign
Nana Yaw Amponsah and Kwame KyeiThe euphoria surrounding the appointment of a new board and the chief executive for Asante Kotoko may just burst into flames and be blown away by the southeast monsoon winds. There is fire on the mountain!A reliable source has told DAILY GUIDE SPORTS that the CEO, Nana Yaw Amponsah, has considered resigning—and so have Board Chairman Dr. Kwame Kyei and Vice Jude Arthur.It would be recalled that during the introduction of the new CEO and board of directors, they all pledged their support for the former to run the club—but the opposite seems to be the case.Accordi...
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Lily James wants to educate herself on social issues
Lily James is "trying to stay open and learn" about the Black Lives Matter movement.The 'Cinderella' star says she's doing her best to educate herself amid the ongoing protests for racial equality, and has said she would like to get on board with "more activism" in the future, after beginning to use her social media platforms as a "tool to spread awareness".She also said she's going to endeavour to be more truthful.Lily says she wants to stop "putting on an act" and pretending she's confident all the time, as she's come to discover her "vulnerability is powerful".
PBA board focuses on actual competition
PBA board focuses on actual competitionOlmin Leyba(The Philippine Star) – September 9, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — With training ongoing and scrimmages awaiting IATF clearance, the PBA is now preparing to lay down the plan of action for its eyed tournament resumption.PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said the board of governors will convene on Friday to deliberate on how the pro league intends to proceed with the Philippine Cup restart.“The board will discuss what kind of bubble we’ll have, whether we will follow the NBA model or the one used by the Bundesliga,” Marcial said.The NBA plac...
Cebu board probing extraction of dolomite rocks in Cebu to cover Manila Bay shores
The Cebu provincial board is looking into the reported extraction of dolomite rocks in the province to cover the shores of Manila Bay.Provincial Board Member John Ismael Borgonia, chairman of the committee on environment conservation and natural resources, described the possible extraction of dolomite from Cebu as “alarming” since there was no permit sought for such purpose.“We’re caught by surprise. This is alarming. Even if the project was undertaken by the national government, the local government of Cebu should have been informed. They (national government) should have asked for the necess...
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Term deposit yields rise across the board
Term deposit yields rise across the boardLawrence Agcaoili(The Philippine Star) – September 3, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — Term deposit yields rose across the board as cash-rich banks continued to park their excess funds in the liquidity absorption facility of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).BSP Deputy Governor Francisco Dakila Jr. said tenders at yesterday’s term deposit auction facility reached P502.1 billion, higher than the increased volume offering of P310 billion.“All tenors were oversubscribed. The auction results continue to show that the financial system liquidity remain...