She has been forced to quit the show as she was refused an American visa which meant she couldn’t travel to mentor Sharon Osbourne’s Judges’s House in Los Angeles.
FAR EAST MEETS MIDDLE EAST
She landed a job as a singer at the Comedy Junction Bar in Al Mamzar and then won UAE’s Global Pinoy Singing Idol, a competition organised by Filipino radio station DZMM.
At the center of the speculation is BlackBerry’s healthy intellectual property portfolio, 44,000 patents and still growing. Last October, for example, the company won at least 27 new ones—covering everything from conference-calling interfaces to touch screens to security features for wearable technologies such as smart watches, eyeglasses and fitness bands. Security continues to be BlackBerry’s biggest selling point with businesses. Just ask the Sony movie studio division, which “resorted” to outdated BlackBerrys to restart communications after its security breach last Thanksgiving.
States are falling all over themselves to be chosen as the site for Tesla’s proposed $5 billion Gigafactoryto produce lithium ion batteries. California is competing with Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, and the bidding for the factory, which could employ up to 6,500 people, is said to be up to $500 million.
A SINGER FOR LIFE
Coca-Cola is in the middle of transforming its business as it sells off its bottling operations in the US and across the globe to focus on producing the concentrate that makes many of its drinks as well as research and development. Those sales will allow the company to focus more of its resources on innovation and acquisitions.
The app D'Aloisio designed, Summly, compresses long pieces of text into a few representative sentences. When he released an early iteration, tech observers realized that an app that could deliver brief, accurate summaries would be hugely valuable in a world where we read everything-from news stories to corporate reports-on our phones, on the go. The app attracted the interest of investors around the world, ranging from Hollywood celebrities to Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, the wealthiest man in Asia.
She took part in several competitions in the Philippines including Talentadong Pinoy, the Philippines’ version of the Got Talent franchise.
THE X FACTOR BECKONED
Despite working as a professional singer and being inspired by 4th Impact, a Filipino girl group that got to fifth place in last year’s series of The X Factor, Ivy Grace was too scared to follow in their footsteps.
Only 6.92 percent of Hawaiian’s flights arrived late during the past three years, almost twice as good as the runner up, Alaska Air — 11.27 percent of its flights arrived late.
The THE Asia University Rankings for 2017 rated Peking University and Tsinghua University, both in the Chinese capital of Beijing, as the second and third best universities in the continent. National University of Singapore is ranked the best.
"I am a doctor and I prefer to speak frankly. A person's health is related first to eating, drinking and air. Any kind of development will be nothing if the quality of food, water and air is not good." ZHONG NANSHAN, NPC deputy and academic with the Chinese Academy of Engineering
“Since these developments will not fade overnight, there is little hope for a trade revival in 2017,” says Mr Leering.
Against: It might be that bit too far from the mainstream to make a huge awards impact.
But her motivation to keep going is her daughter and speaking to Gulf News, she said: “I don’t know yet what happens after X Factor UK, but I do know that I need to work hard for her.
Starbucks, up 49 per cent to 21 in the ranking, has evolved from a café to a place where people can hang out all day since it now sells breakfast, lunch and evening meals, accompanied by alcohol in some places.
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