Legislation in US Senate to make H-1B and L1 visas tough

April 25, 2009 1:03 am· Comments Off on Legislation in US Senate to make H-1B and L1 visas tough 

By Lalit K Jha

WASHINGTON, April 24 — A legislation has been introduced in the US Senate on reforming the H-1B and L1 visa programmes, popular among Indians, under which the American firms looking for skilled foreign professionals are required to make a "good faith" attempt to recruit local workers first.

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Motorola seeks sales growth with new broadband solution

April 25, 2009 1:03 am· Comments Off on Motorola seeks sales growth with new broadband solution 

KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 — Motorola Inc, which unveiled new additions to its wireless broadband portfolio today, expects to further increase its 40 percent share of the global fixed wireless broadband market this year.

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Pacquiao builds house in Sarangani

April 25, 2009 1:00 am· Comments Off on Pacquiao builds house in Sarangani 

By Rommel G. Rebollido

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, April 24 –- Workers have been rushing a P3-million house in Kiamba, Sarangani Provice, where boxing icon Manny Pacquiao plans to stay after his fight with British star Ricky Hatton on May 3.

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Bomb explodes near Army base in Maguindanao, Army blames MILF

April 25, 2009 12:59 am· Comments Off on Bomb explodes near Army base in Maguindanao, Army blames MILF 

COTABATO CITY, April 24 – The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) set off a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) near a military detachment in Maguindanao Friday, the Army here said.

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Mild quake hits Negros Oriental

April 25, 2009 12:59 am· Comments Off on Mild quake hits Negros Oriental 

MANILA, April 24 — A mild earthquake struck Negros Oriental Friday morning, but caused no damage nor injuries, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

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Georgian protesters interrupt president Saakashvili’s dinner

April 25, 2009 12:58 am· Comments Off on Georgian protesters interrupt president Saakashvili’s dinner 

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TBILISI, April 24 — A crowd of opposition activists gathered outside a restaurant where President Mikheil Saakashvili was eating, forcing him to abandon his dinner, as protests continued on the streets of Tbilisi.

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Techmart Vietnam ASEAN + 3 to be held in Hanoi

April 25, 2009 12:57 am· Comments Off on Techmart Vietnam ASEAN + 3 to be held in Hanoi 

HANOI, April 24 – About 600 enterprises and organizations from ASEAN countries, China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK) will attend Techmart Vietnam ASEAN + 3 in Hanoi from September 17-20.

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European, Asian filmmakers offer strong competition at Cannes Film Festival

April 25, 2009 12:56 am· Comments Off on European, Asian filmmakers offer strong competition at Cannes Film Festival 

PARIS, April 24 — The lineup for the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and the jury list were unveiled in Paris on Thursday at a press conference held by the organizing committee.

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TESDA-Antique opens 578 slots for Pangulong Gloria Scholarship

April 25, 2009 12:56 am· Comments Off on TESDA-Antique opens 578 slots for Pangulong Gloria Scholarship 

ILOILO CITY, Apr 24 – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Antique office has opened a total of 578 slots for the Pangulong Gloria Scholarships (PGS) for this year.

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PGMA lauds Laguna firms that provide subsidies to their displaced workers

April 25, 2009 12:55 am· Comments Off on PGMA lauds Laguna firms that provide subsidies to their displaced workers 

CALAMBA CITY, April 24 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo lauded today companies who look after the welfare of their displaced employees by paying them cash subsidies despite the difficulties brought about by the global economic crisis.

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