508 farmers trained, 718 more benefit from techno-demo farms under organic agriculture program — DA

April 10, 2009 11:26 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, April 10 — A total of 508 farmers have so far been trained in the production of non-chemical based fertilizers while another 718 benefited from the establishment of techno-demo organic farms under joint initiatives between the Department of Agriculture (DA) and non-government organizations (NGOs) to promote organic agriculture and other related environment-friendly farming practices.

Read more

Thousands of devotees attend Good Friday procession of Black Nazarene

April 10, 2009 10:48 pm· Comments Off on Thousands of devotees attend Good Friday procession of Black Nazarene 

good20fridayThousands of devotees from Metro Manila and nearby provinces (shown in lower photo) attend the Good Friday morning procession of the Black Nazarene of Quiapo on April 10, 2009. Top photo shows the Black Nazarene as it is being brought out at exactly 4 a.m. at the main door of the Quiapo Church facing Villalobos Street. Some of the devotees carry their own replica of the Black Nazarene in joining the morning procession. (PNA photos by Boy Antonio)
scs/eda

U.S. stocks surge on Wells Fargo surprise profit

April 10, 2009 10:37 am· Comments Off on U.S. stocks surge on Wells Fargo surprise profit 

NEW YORK, April 10 — U.S. stocks staged a strong rally on Thursday after Wells Fargo blew analysts' estimates by projecting a record earnings for the first quarter.

Read more

Yahoo partners with more universities on cloud computing research

April 10, 2009 10:36 am· Comments Off on Yahoo partners with more universities on cloud computing research 

SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 — Yahoo announced on Thursday that it is partnering with three more U.S. universities to expand the efforts on cloud computing research.

Read more

Gold declines on stock market rally, strong dollar

April 10, 2009 10:35 am· Comments Off on Gold declines on stock market rally, strong dollar 

CHICAGO, April 10 — Gold futures on the COMEX Division of the New York Mercantile Exchange dropped slightly on Thursday as the rising equity market and firm dollar reduced the safe-haven demand. Silver ended lower, but platinum gained.

Read more

Obama’s top economic adviser says sense of economy freefall to wane soon

April 10, 2009 10:34 am· 1 Comment 

WASHINGTON, April 10 — U.S. President Barack Obama's top economic adviser said on Thursday that the sense of freefall in the economy will wane in coming months.

Read more

Crude oil jumps above 52 USD on economic data

April 10, 2009 10:33 am· Comments Off on Crude oil jumps above 52 USD on economic data 

NEW YORK, April 10 — Crude oil jumped nearly 6 percent to close above 52 U.S. dollars on Thursday as better-than-expected retail and unemployment reports offset the increase in natural gas inventories.

Read more

Incendiary devices defused at cathedral in Athens

April 10, 2009 10:32 am· Comments Off on Incendiary devices defused at cathedral in Athens 

ATHENS, April 10 — A homemade incendiary device at the Athens Metropolitan Cathedral in the heart of the city was defused by bomb disposal experts on Thursday, following warning calls made to police and the local media.

Read more

Cisco to buy Tidal Software for 105 million dollars

April 10, 2009 10:31 am· Comments Off on Cisco to buy Tidal Software for 105 million dollars 

SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 — In a move to consolidate its data center business, networking giant Cisco said on Thursday it has agreed to buy privately-held Tidal Software for 105 million U. S. dollars.

Read more

Bulgaria not to pay ransoms for kidnapped sailors

April 10, 2009 10:30 am· Comments Off on Bulgaria not to pay ransoms for kidnapped sailors 

SOFIA, April 10 — Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry declared on Thursday that it would not pay any ransom for the 16 Bulgarian sailors kidnapped by Somali pirates, local press reported.

Read more

Next Page »