35th Sinulog festival in January 2015 to be the grandest ever, organizers say

December 30, 2014 11:54 pm· Comments Off on 35th Sinulog festival in January 2015 to be the grandest ever, organizers say 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 30 – The 35th Sinulog festival in January 2015 will be the biggest and grandest ever in its history, according to its organizers.

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Severino, Toledo & Tumbos lead 4th Negros Closed Chessfest (Sports)

December 30, 2014 11:53 pm· Comments Off on Severino, Toledo & Tumbos lead 4th Negros Closed Chessfest (Sports) 

By Cyrus M. Garde

BACOLOD CITY, Dec. 30(PNA)-FIDE Master Sander Severino lead the men’s category with a total 9 points with three wins while Natinal Master Ronalie Toledo and Eden Agape Tumbos shared with 7 points each after 3 rounds in the ongoing 4th Edition Piaya TV Network/First Community Bank Negros Closed Chess Championship 2014 at Robinsons Place Bacolod.

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Rockets lose to Wizards narrowly

December 30, 2014 11:53 pm· Comments Off on Rockets lose to Wizards narrowly 

HOUSTON, Dec. 29 — Despite a last-minute spurt, the Houston Rockets lost to the Washington Wizards 104-103 Monday night at Toyota Center to continue their skid.

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Cadiz native lauds for winning national badminton tilt

December 30, 2014 11:53 pm· Comments Off on Cadiz native lauds for winning national badminton tilt 

CADIZ CITY, Negros Occidental, Dec.30 – Cadiz City-born April Dianne Bibiano was lauded by fellow Cadiznon and the city government for winning the 19 & Under girls singles in the 1st Sun Cellular-Ming Ramos National Juniors Badminton Tournament at SM North Edsa Annex Building Event Center.

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Iloilo, Negros dominate ball games in WVPRISAA (Sports)

December 30, 2014 11:53 pm· Comments Off on Iloilo, Negros dominate ball games in WVPRISAA (Sports) 

BACOLOD CITY,Dec.30 – Iloilo PRISAA and Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) won majority of ball games in the just ended Western Visayas Private Schools Athletic Association (WVPRISAA) here.

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Nikkei slips but ends at 15-year annual closing high

December 30, 2014 11:52 pm· Comments Off on Nikkei slips but ends at 15-year annual closing high 

TOKYO, Dec. 30 — Tokyo stocks edged down 1.57 percent Tuesday on worries over Greece's financial bailout, but still closed at its highest annual level in 15 years.

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Cebu Pacific to operate its flights to and from Hanoi at Noibai Int’l Airport T2

December 30, 2014 11:52 pm· Comments Off on Cebu Pacific to operate its flights to and from Hanoi at Noibai Int’l Airport T2 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Dec 30 (PNA) — Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific said that beginning next year, its flights to and from Hanoi in Vietnam will be operated from Terminal 2 of the Noibai International Airport.

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Investment vital for Iran's oil industry development

December 30, 2014 11:52 pm· Comments Off on Investment vital for Iran's oil industry development 

TEHRAN, Dec. 30 — The new approach of Iran’s Oil Ministry is to present its projects and achievements in domestic and foreign exhibitions, attract investments and complete ambitious projects for revitalizing the oil industry.

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Iran, Tunisia form joint tradesmen council

December 30, 2014 11:52 pm· Comments Off on Iran, Tunisia form joint tradesmen council 

TEHRAN, Dec. 30 — Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade announced formation of a joint tradesmen council of Iran and Tunisia and expressed hope that relations between entrepreneurs and economic and commercial activists of the two countries will further increase.

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Russia doubles deposit insurance coverage to USD 24,500

December 30, 2014 11:52 pm· Comments Off on Russia doubles deposit insurance coverage to USD 24,500 

MOSCOW, Dec. 30 — Russia has doubled bank deposit insurance to 1.4 million rubles (USD 24,500) as part of the government’s measures to stabilize the domestic financial system and stem a run on ruble deposits amid the national currency’s depreciation.

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