Related News

This hydrofoil e-bike will let you bike on water -- Future Blink
Mashable - 2020-01-09
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content ...

Kaiser Partners With Union on Novel $130M Workforce Development Venture
Medscape - 2020-01-09
Fulfilling a promise that Kaiser Permanente made when it averted a threatened strike in October 2019, the big national HMO has partnered with Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) to establish a new organization, Futuro Health, that will train allied healthcare workers for jobs in Kaiser facilities.

Lime is laying off about 100 people and ceasing operations in 12 markets
TechCrunch - 2020-01-09
Lime is hoping to achieve profitability this year by laying off about 14% of its workforce and ceasing operations in 12 markets, Axios first reported. "Financial independence is our goal for 2020, and we are confident that Lime will be the first next-generation mobility company to reach profitability," Lime CEO Brad Bao said in a statement ...

Underwater robot becomes first to autonomously collect an ocean sample
UPI.com - 2020-01-09
Jan. 9 (UPI) --For the first time, an underwater robot has autonomously collected an ocean sample, according to scientists with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The robot, named Nereid Under Ice, or NUI, was designed by WHOI engineers as part of NASA's Planetary Science and Technology from Analog Research program. NUI collected the ...

Zen Rooms budget hotel opens in BGC
BusinessMirror - 2020-01-09
ZEN Rooms has launched Zen Premium Uptown BGC, the first and only budget hotel in Taguig City, catering to business travelers who are looking for accommodation facilities that offer value for money. Located alongside Kalayaan Avenue, the newly built hotel owned by DEI Properties Inc. houses 105 rooms. It offers rates starting at P1,500 per night.

Lime lays off dozens and pulls e-scooter service from 12 markets
Mashable - 2020-01-09
Another day, another round of layoffs at a tech start-up. This time, it's e-scooter company Lime, which announced via a post on its website that the company is pulling out of 12 of its global markets, including four in the United States. Those affected markets are: "Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego and San Antonio in the United States; Linz ...

Scooter startup Lime is laying off 14 percent of its workers and exiting 12 markets
The Verge - 2020-01-09
Lime, the largest electric scooter-sharing company in the world, is laying off 14 percent of its workers and exiting 12 markets, according to a report in Axios. The move comes during the winter months, when most scooter companies see a significant dip in ...

EU regulation pushed for PHL e-cigarettes industry
BusinessMirror - 2020-01-09
Farsalinos, an adjunct professor at the King Abdulaziz University; and researcher at Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, University of Patras, and National School of Public Health, all in Greece. The TPD was promulgated in 2014, and adopted into the national legislation of all EU member-states in 2016. It regulates e-cigarettes under a separate ...

Justin Bieber Diagnosed With Lyme Disease: Things You Should Know About This Condition
International Business Times - 2020-01-09
Justin Bieber recently revealed that he was diagnosed with Lyme disease. Here are additional details about his condition.

Who pays for war?
BusinessMirror - 2020-01-09
War is a business, a nasty business, and there is a "military-industrial complex" in the words of Dwight D. Eisenhower. We can even expand that by saying "military-industrial-congressional complex" because governments are the ones that make war. However, the same can be said about any business where the government intervenes.

Makati to deliver more tech-driven projects
philstar.com - 2020-01-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The city government of Makati is pushing for more technology-driven projects for its health, education and social welfare services, Mayor Abby Binay said on Tuesday. Binay said in her State of the City Address that the city government plans to establish an "e-health system" that automatically transmits the medical ...

Devotees get engaged during Traslacion
philstar.com - 2020-01-09
MANILA, Philippines -- A devotee proposed to his girlfriend at the height of the Traslacion, an annual religious procession dedicated to the Black Nazarene, in Manila yesterday. Kim Noel Yamat and his girlfriend Mary Joie Flores, both 23, were following the procession along Vergara street in Quiapo when Yamat asked Flores to marry him shortly ...

Ex-Batangas lawmaker found dead in burned car
philstar.com - 2020-01-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The charred remains of former Batangas second district congressman Edgar Mendoza and his two companions were found in a burned vehicle in Tiaong, Quezon yesterday. Maj. Lawrence Panganiban, Tiaong police chief, said they received a ...

Fugitive ex-politician caught in Quezon City
philstar.com - 2020-01-09
MANILA, Philippines -- A former town vice mayor in Lanao del Sur wanted for a criminal offense was arrested in Quezon City on Wednesday. Policemen from the Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) apprehended Jeremy Guiab, 49, in Barangay Loyola Heights at around 9:30 a.m. AKG director Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo said Guiab was served a warrant of arrest for ...

GDP growth seen picking up this year
BusinessWorld - 2020-01-09
The World Bank noted that slowing global trade and rising uncertainty has affected the region, resulting in "weaker exports, disruptions in cross-border supply chains and declining private investment amid low business confidence." These disruptions were more notable in the Philippines, China, Malaysia and Thailand, which also experienced ...

World Bank trims 2020 growth forecast amid slow recovery for trade, investment
BusinessWorld - 2020-01-09
While the tariff rate reduction will have a "rather small" effect on trade, the deal is expected to boost business confidence and investment prospects, contributing to a pickup in trade growth, Mr. Kose said. Global trade growth is expected to improve modestly in 2020 to 1.9% from 1.4% in 2019, which was the lowest since the 2008-2009 ...

Over 400 people suffer minor injuries in Traslacion
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 9) - Over four hundred people were reported injured during the procession marking the feast of the Black Nazarene, authorities said Thursday. Manila ...

74th Malasakit Center up in Taguig hospital
philstar.com - 2020-01-09
MANILA, Philippines -- With the aim of giving more accessible healthcare to indigent residents of Taguig and Pateros, Sen. Christopher "Bong" Go opened the 74th Malasakit Center at the Taguig-Pateros District Hospital (TPDH) on Wednesday. The center ...

Quezon City hikes financial aid for fire victims
philstar.com - 2020-01-09
QUEZON CITY, Philippines -- The Quezon City government has passed an ordinance increasing financial assistance to families left homeless by fires. Mayor Joy Belmonte signed Ordinance SP-2873, S-2019 that increased financial assistance for qualified fire victims to P10,000 for house and lot owners. The ordinance also increased assistance for ...

Central Luzon house helpers to get wage hike
philstar.com - 2020-01-09
SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga , Philippines -- The minimum salary of household helpers in Central Luzon will increase by P500 this year. The regional wage board raised the monthly pay of house helpers in chartered cities and first class municipalities in the ...

2 nabbed for P.1 million shabu
philstar.com - 2020-01-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Two alleged dealers were arrested and at least 20 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, valued at P136,000, were seized in a sting in Marikina City on Wednesday. Mahid Amer, 32, and a 14-year-old boy were caught in ...

Indian held at NAIA over handgun
philstar.com - 2020-01-09
MANILA, Philippines -- An Indian man bound for Thailand was detained at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after a handgun was found in his luggage yesterday. Baljinder Singh Ranu, 44, was about to board Thai Airlines flight TG 621 when Office of Transportation Security personnel detected the .45 caliber pistol, loaded with seven ...

SEC warns against investing in Inochi rewards scheme
BusinessWorld - 2020-01-09
To attain membership, individuals are asked to buy a product package, from which they are told they would earn rewards points monthly for up to 12 months, depending on the business value of their chosen product package. Members then expect to earn 10% from referrals, as well as overriding commissions for repeat purchases from other members in ...

PSBank raising P3 billion anew from bond issuance
philstar.com - 2020-01-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) is raising another P3 billion from the domestic debt market through the issuance of fixed rate bonds. "We firmly believe that this bond issuance comes at a most opportune time -- at the beginning of an exciting new year and decade, most especially for individual and institutional ...

Bigger passenger terminal in Clark nears completion
philstar.com - 2020-01-09
The DOTr said site preparation works, earth works, foundation and substructure works ... LIPAD Corp., a consortium composed of Changi Airports Philippines Pte. Ltd., Filinvest Development Corp., JG Summit Holdings Inc. and Philippine Airport Ground Support Solutions Inc., bagged last year the 25-year concession agreement for the operations ...

SM Prime seeks to raise P100 billion from fixed rate bond offering
BusinessWorld - 2020-01-09
Joint bookrunners and joint lead underwriters are BDO Capital, China Bank Capital, BPI Capital Corp., EastWest Banking Corp., First Metro Investment Corp., RCBC Capital Corp. and SB Capital Investment Corp. The bonds will be listed at the Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corp. They were previously rated by local debt watcher Philippine Rating ...

Philrem faces money laundering charges
philstar.com - 2020-01-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Philrem Service Corp. is facing scrutiny anew after the Department of Justice (DOJ) ordered the filing of four counts of money laundering against the owners of the remittance firm. The DOJ resolution is in connection with the $81-million Bangladesh Bank cyber heist in 2016. In a 23-page resolution dated Dec. 12, 2019 ...

Construction sector pushes long-term infra master plan
philstar.com - 2020-01-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The local construction industry is pushing for a 30-year infrastructure master plan to ensure the continuity of projects. DMCI Holdings Inc. president and chairman Isidro Consunji, who also serves as chairman of the Philippine ...

World Bank keeps growth forecast at 5.8% for 2019
philstar.com - 2020-01-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The World Bank has retained its growth forecast for the Philippines of 5.8 percent in 2019, accelerating to 6.1 percent this year and sustaining momentum at 6.2 percent in 2021 throughout 2022. In its January 2020 Global Economic Prospects Report, the multilateral lender kept the downgraded growth forecasts for the ...

Share prices advance as Middle East tensions ease
philstar.com - 2020-01-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market perked up yesterday, sending the benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index 61.40 points higher at 7,797.64. Likewise, the broader All Shares index rose 17.25 points, or 0.37 percent, to finish at 4,612.83. Most indexes ended in positive territory except for the industrial gauge which declined by 0.22 ...

PXP Energy, partners to start Peru drilling
philstar.com - 2020-01-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Listed upstream oil and gas firm PXP Energy Corp. and its partners plan to start drilling a well in its Peru oil prospect this month. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange yesterday, PXP Energy said the contracted Stena Forth Drillship arrived at the Port of Callao ahead of drilling the Marina-1 exploration ...

Samsung sets up anti-corruption panel as chief faces trials
BusinessWorld - 2020-01-09
But this is not the case at Korean companies," said Lee Chang-min, a specialist in corporate governance at Seoul-based Hanyang University. The 51-year-old Lee faces charges that he bribed a friend of former president Park to win government favor over ...

The evolution of digital transformation
BusinessWorld - 2020-01-09
Despite this, only a handful have realized business gains from DX initiatives. This is evidenced by what we see and experience as consumers of banking, retailing, utilities, transportation, education, health care, and even government services. There are two reasons why DX in our country is not progressing as fast. One is that business leaders ...

Securing jobs abroad hinders OFWs from repatriating amid tensions in Middle East
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 9) -- Despite the threat in the Middle East given the tension between the United States and Iran, some Filipinos still choose to stay overseas thinking of ...

Factory output may have improved in December on back of holiday, infrastructure spending
BusinessMirror - 2020-01-09
A reading above 50 suggests output expansion. In spite of the slowdown caused by minimal foreign orders that translated into weak sales, the report bared business sentiments remain positive on the production of new goods. "Lower foreign new orders and weak sales primarily caused the slowdown," the report stated. "Business expectations ...

Stroke survivor recalls near-death experience, seeing Nazarene, getting well
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-09
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY--A near-death experience brought Eduardo Hapson, 62, close to the Black Nazarene--at his hospital bed, following a deadly stroke, Hapson saw bright light, an elderly man with dark skin and long hair on the bed beside his. Only that Hapson was alone in his hospital room. Hapson, of the town of Sumilao, Bukidnon province has ...

MPD probes case of police car damaged during Traslacion
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Manila Police District (MPD) has started looking into the incident involving devotees who reportedly damaged a police patrol car used for escorting the carriage bearing the statue of the Black Nazarene on Thursday, Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesman Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said. In a statement, Banac said ...

Record-breaking? How long did Traslacion 2020 last?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Traslacion of the Black Nazarene is known not only for the huge number of devotees that it attracts but known for the long hours it takes to finish -- from around 18 ...

Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-09
MANILA, Philippines -- After several hours on the road, the Black Nazarene arrived at Quiapo Church at around 8:49 p.m. on Thursday, marking the end of Traslacion 2020. The Traslacion, or the procession of the life-size image of the Black Nazarene from the Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park to the Quiapo Church, began earlier than expected at a ...

More organized, peaceful Traslacion seen today
philstar.com - 2020-01-09
Debold Sinas, acting director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), said cell sites in parts of Pasay, San Juan, Mandaluyong, Makati, Malabon, Caloocan and Quezon City near ... Round Table (Manila City Hall), National Museum, Philippine Normal University, Natividad Lopez Street, P. Casal Street, Nepomuceno Street, San Sebastian ...

14 truckloads of trash collected along Traslacion's trail
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 9) -- At least 14 truckloads of waste were collected by the Manila City government along the trail of the Traslacion this year. While still massive, this is significantly lower than the 44 truckloads of waste collected by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority in the last two years duringTraslacion.

Baguio council approves street parking fees on 1 st reading
BusinessWorld - 2020-01-09
Once passed, the ordinance will apply to the following areas: The whole stretch of Lower Session Road (both lanes); Leonard Wood Junction to Casa Vallejo, Kalaw Road; Junction to PFVR Gym Entry (Upper Session Road); Kalaw Street fronting the building of the Court of Appeals; corner of Session Road to the corner of General Luna (left lane of ...

Air pollution may be cause of poorer bone health, says new research
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-09
New research has found yet another way that exposure to air pollution could be negatively affecting our health, by weakening our bones and possibly contributing to osteoporosis. Carried out by researchers behind the CHAI (Cardiovascular Health effects of Air pollution in Telangana, India) Project, which is being led by the Barcelona Institute ...

Nazareno devotee proposes to girlfriend amid Traslacion
philstar.com - 2020-01-09
MANILA, Philippines -- A couple of Black Nazarene devotees got engaged on Thursday amid the sacred Traslacion or Black Nazarene procession. Twenty-three-year-old devotee Kim Noel Yamat went down on his knees to propose to girlfriend Mary Joie Flores in front of their fellow devotees along Vergara Street, Quiapo, Manila. Yamat said he had been ...

Keep fighting for same-sex marriage, CHR urges LGBT community
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-09
CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia issued this statement on Thursday in response to the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss with finality a petition urging it to allow the union between people of any sexual identity. "One with the cause, we encourage the LGBTQI community and its allies to press on in spite of this hurdle and ...

Indonesian president visits Natuna Islands as stand-off with China continues
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-09
JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo flew to the Natuna Islands amid a stand-off between Indonesian warships and Chinese coast guard vessels and fishing boats in the rich fishing grounds between Malaysia and Borneo. His fourth visit to the regency, which has around 81,000 inhabitants and is part of Riau Islands province, came just two days after ...

A billionaire is giving away $9 million to his Twitter followers in an experiment to see if the money makes them happier
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-09
(CNN)-- A Japanese billionaire will give away more than $9 million to 1,000 people on Twitter to see if it improves their happiness. All they had to do to get it was retweet him. Online shopping mogul Yusaku Maezawa will divvy up 1 billion yen (around $9 million) among the Twitter users. Winners will end up with a million yen each (roughly $9,100).

P23M illegal drugs seized in 2019 in Region 12
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-09
KORONADAL CITY -- Some P23 million worth of illicit drugs were seized by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in 2019. In a news conference, PDEA 12 director Naravy Duquiatan said the ...

Muslims help secure, provide water during Traslacion
CNN Philippines - 2020-01-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 9) -- The Traslacion is the biggest and wildest annual Catholic event in this part of the world; and securing it is a tough challenge. When it comes to security threats, some Filipino Muslims admit -- though hesitantly -- that they have become the usual suspects. "Inamin natin may mga nasasangkot din ...

Faith buoys 3 devotees amid sea of Black Nazarene believers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-01-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Different strokes for different folks. And for these three individuals, no amount of distance, heat, and pandemonium could stop them from showing their faith and embark on their annual panata to the Black Nazarene. In the last six years, 26-year-old Buloy Husayan has been a regular at Traslacion appealing to high heavens ...

Pioneer Data Privacy | Website Terms and Conditions | Copyright 2014. Pioneer Insurance. All Rights Reserved.