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Microsoft to end support of its touch-first Office Mobile apps in January 2021
ZDNet - 2019-12-09
Last September, Microsoft officials admitted they were putting the mobile versions of the Microsoft Office applications for Windows on the back burner. Late last week, Microsoft announced the end of support date for those Office Mobile applications: January 12, 2021. After that date, Microsoft won't provide any more security fixes, bug fixes or ...

Toyota eyes P4.5-B logistics hub in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-09
Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. will build a P4.5-billion logistics hub next year, making space for more cars at a time when its sales are at risk of falling because of proposals to slap tariffs on imported vehicles. TMP President Satoru Suzuki told reporters on Monday that the logistics hub was being developed in anticipation of greater demand ...

NLEx connector to port area eyed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-09
The tollroad arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. is offering to extend the North Luzon Expressway deeper into Manila and closer to the Port area, part of a broader goal to unclog roads in the congested capital district. Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar told reporters on Monday that a new tollroad project was being discussed ...

PNP watching 22 cops for drug pushing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police is monitoring 22 policemen who are on its watch list of suspected drug pushers. PNP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said in a briefing ...

Here's Why Shares of This Gene Editing Pioneer Are Collapsing Today
Nasdaq - 2019-12-09
Shares of Precision BioSciences (NASDAQ: DTIL) fell as much as 51.4% today after the company announced updated data from its lead drug candidate at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). The preliminary results for PBCAR0191 in relapsed/refractory non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic ...

Did You Know: Dec. 10 is Human Rights Day
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-09
Human Rights Day is observed every Dec. 10 by virtue of Proclamation No. 347 signed on Oct. 21, 1952, by then President Elpidio Quirino. On Dec. 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ...

Aspirin Plus a DOAC May Do More Harm Than Good in Some
Medscape - 2019-12-09
ORLANDO, Florida -- Combining aspirin and direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) therapy for the secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) or the prevention of stroke associated with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) without a clear indication was associated with increased bleeding risks in a large registry-based cohort. The study ...

Amazon can blame Trump all it wants but Microsoft will still walk away with the $10 billion JEDI deal, analyst says
Business Insider - 2019-12-09
Amazon's lawsuit against Pentagon's $10 billion contract to Microsoft might cause a delay, but won't affect the outcome, a prominent analyst says.

Gallup: Record number of Americans delayed serious medical treatment
UPI.com - 2019-12-09
Dec. 9 (UPI) --A record 25 percent of U.S. adults said they or a family member delayed treatment for a serious medical condition in the past year because of cost, Gallup said Monday. The number is up from 19 percent a year ago and the highest in Gallup's trend data since a high of 22 percent recorded postponing treatment for a serious condition ...

Scientists figure out how accumulating dust particles become planets
UPI.com - 2019-12-09
Dec. 9 (UPI) --Scientists have developed a working theory for how small clumps of dust become big balls of debris and begin to form young planets. In protoplanetary disks, adhesion causes small particles of dust to stick together, just as it causes dust ...

Beijing seen removing foreign technology in more state offices
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-09
The Chinese government is taking further steps to remove foreign technology from state agencies and other organizations ... Particularly hard to replace, for example, are semiconductors from suppliers, like Intel Corp. and Nvidia Corp., as well as software from Microsoft Corp. and Apple Inc. "While large suppliers, such as Microsoft and ...

A Wall Street analyst says Amazon is starting to alienate its cloud partners with its bid to be a 'jack-of-all-trades'
Business Insider - 2019-12-09
Amazon is starting to annoy its partners, with its bid to a 'one-stop-shop' for the enterprise, a Wall Street analyst said.

Study Halted; 'Hyperprogression' Seen With Nivolumab for R/R PTCL
Medscape - 2019-12-09
ORLANDO -- There is an urgent need for new therapies to treat relapsed or refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma, but results of a phase 2 study suggest that monotherapy with the immune checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab (Opdivo) is not the hoped-for salvage treatment. An interim analysis of data on 12 patients with peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL ...

London Startup Aurus Launches Gold-Backed Crypto Token, Possibly Opening The Gold Market To New Investors
Forbes - 2019-12-09
A view of Bitcoin and Litecoin physical token and U.S. Dollar (Photo by Manuel Romano/NurPhoto via ... [+] Getty Images) The idea that crypto coins can be used for everyday goods and services is not a reality, yet. Stablecoins offer the potential for crypto to be used as day-to-day payments because their value is pegged to an underlying asset ...

Can seborrheic dermatitis cause hair loss?
Medical News Today - 2019-12-09
Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition that causes an itchy, flaky rash to develop on the scalp, face, or other parts of the body. Many people call it dandruff. Rarely, a person can experience temporary hair loss with seborrheic dermatitis. In this article, find out more about seborrheic dermatitis and how it may cause hair loss. We also ...

UnionBank launches digital banking portal for business
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-09
Among these new ARKs is a new digital banking experience with its own flagship branch. Union Bank said it also launched its ARK for Business at Madrigal Building along Ayala Avenue, in Makati City. A statement said this is the first UnionBank ARK "designed to make business transactions seamless and efficient." It said this is linked to ...

Youth groups back higher taxes to fund health care
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-09
The Benilde Central Student Government, meanwhile, expressed support for the reform, more so because additional funding for UHC can "make mental health interventions more accessible." The Junior Philippine Economics Society (JPES), the leading national organization of economics students, also called for the immediate passage of SB 1074.

Revived Pasig River ferry will help ease traffic - MMDA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-09
MANILA, Philippines -- In time for the holiday rush, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) officially relaunched the Pasig River Ferry Service on Monday to serve as an alternative ...

Jeff Bezos Says Big Tech Companies Should Ignore Employee Outcry and Partner With the U.S. Government
Inc - 2019-12-09
There are some in the technology industry who believe U.S. tech companies shouldn't partner with the U.S. government on matters of defense. But Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos isn't one of them. During an interview at the Reagan National Defense Forum in California, Bezos said that it's incumbent upon all major tech companies, including ...

Over 750,000 applications for US birth certificate copies exposed online
TechCrunch - 2019-12-09
An online company that allows users to obtain a copy of their birth and death certificates from U.S. state governments has exposed a massive cache of applications -- including their personal information. More than 752,000 applications for copies of birth certificates were found on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage bucket. (The bucket also ...

Air pollution exposure worsens lung function in current, former smokers
UPI.com - 2019-12-09
Dec. 9 (UPI) --The dangers of smoking are well known, but a new study suggests the habit is likely being made even more hazardous by air pollution. In a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers report that long-term exposure to ozone in the atmosphere has significant effects on lung function, particularly among ...

Inside one of the worst years in media history, where 7,600 jobs were axed and billions in value have been shed
Business Insider - 2019-12-09
Observers predict more digital media companies will be sold in 2020 as many small, independent outlets still face a sour business climate.

PNP ready to secure judge in Maguindanao massacre case
philstar.com - 2019-12-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) is ready to beef up security for the judge who will hand down the verdict on the 10-year-old Maguindanao massacre case, an official announced yesterday. PNP spokesman Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac ...

SC launches judiciary help desk
philstar.com - 2019-12-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) launched yesterday its Judiciary Public Assistance Section (JPAS) to address complaints about questionable conduct of judges and delayed court proceedings. A pet project of Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta, the JPAS is composed of three units: the help desk, hotline and e-mail messaging. The JPAS ...

CLI expands land bank by more than a third
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-09
These lots were secured for the development of a mixed-use project in Cebu City business district location, an office project in the same area, a mixed-use development in Mactan anchored by a hotel, and residential developments in the cities of Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, Ormoc, Dumaguete and Bohol. "Our land banking activities are driven by the ...

Duterte orders Yuletide assistance for barangay executives
philstar.com - 2019-12-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Barangay councils should provide assistance for the "economic empowerment" of barangay officials during the Yuletide season. President Duterte issued the directive on Friday under Executive Order 99. Duterte noted that under the Local Government Code, the Sangguniang Barangay may enact ordinances to promote the ...

Cagayan, Isabela floods death toll hits 7
philstar.com - 2019-12-09
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines -- The death toll due to flooding in Isabela and Cagayan since last week has increased to seven. The bodies of Rick Mar Serame, 30, and Mario Parandit, who drowned in Barangay Allasitan and Bidduang, respectively, in Pamplona, Cagayan were recovered on Sunday, town police chief Capt. Joel Labasan said.

Ex-PDEA agent slain in gun attack
philstar.com - 2019-12-09
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- A former agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency was gunned down along Marcos Highway in this city yesterday. Samuel Mora, 58, was driving home in his Toyota Hilux when he was waylaid. Police said the pickup bore 15 bullet holes. A motorcycle, which the assailant reportedly used, was recovered in Barangay Atab.

Mindoro village chief wounded in ambush
philstar.com - 2019-12-09
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines -- A barangay captain was wounded in an ambush by unidentified motorcycle-riding men in Oriental Mindoro on Sunday. Ichie Andal of Barangay Lumangbayan was buying something at a market when he was shot at around 5:26 p.m., according to Lt. Col. Imelda Tolentino, Mimaropa police spokesperson. Andal was ...

More banks, e-wallets to adopt national QR standard
philstar.com - 2019-12-09
MANILA, Philippines -- More banks and electronic wallet providers are expected to adopt the national QR (quick response) standard, dubbed QR Ph, launched by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) last month. Aristeo Zafra Jr., chief executive officer of BancNet, said Asia United Bank, China Banking Corp., state-run Land Bank of the Philippines ...

All-digital CIMB Bank offers new online platform in Philippine
philstar.com - 2019-12-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine unit of Kuala Lumpur-based CIMB Group said the Philippine market is very important for the all-digital bank as it aims to reach more unbanked Filipinos. Vijay Manoharan, chief executive officer of CIMB Bank Philippines Inc., told The STAR the foreign bank is confident of growing its client base to about ...

Why the pneumonia vaccination is important for senior citizens
philstar.com - 2019-12-09
Observing a healthy lifestyle may not be enough to protect from microbes that can cause fatal diseases like pneumonia. Senior citizens particularly need protection through immunization to help ensure their health. Within the past decade, pneumonia has accounted for over 57,000 deaths among Filipinos annually. In 2016 alone, 57,809 deaths due to ...

Metrobank pushes financial literacy
philstar.com - 2019-12-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. wants to equip Filipinos with the knowledge they need to make good financial decisions through savings and investing learning initiatives. Digs Dimagiba, chief marketing officer at Metrobank, said the bank aims to help people learn as many Filipinos fall victim to investment scams, get ...

RLC, DoubleDragon team up for new project in Bridgetowne
BusinessWorld - 2019-12-09
"The rationale for the joint venture is to build office buildings for lease to corporations, BPOs (business process outsourcing), and retail outlets. The joint venture is expected to be beneficial to both RLC and DDPC and shall strengthen the leasable ...

China aims to replace up to 30 million pieces of foreign tech in government offices with Chinese tech by 2022
Business Insider - 2019-12-09
The move by Beijing is to increase China's use of domestically made tech, and could affect companies like Dell, HP, and Microsoft.

Pasig River ferry service relaunched
philstar.com - 2019-12-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) relaunched yesterday the rehabilitated Pasig River ferry service, increasing its fleet to seven passenger boats to accommodate more commuters wanting to escape the monstrous road traffic in the metropolis. Present during the relaunching at the Lawton station were ...

MPTC proposes P16 billion Harbor Link extension
philstar.com - 2019-12-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) is seeking to develop a P16-billion elevated expressway extension of the Harbor Link to better facilitate access to Port Area in Manila. MPTC submitted yesterday the proposal called Harbor Link Port Access Mobility Facility to Public Works Secretary Mark Villar following a progress ...

AUB PayMate partners with GrabPay
philstar.com - 2019-12-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Asia United Bank has partnered with Grab Philippines to enable the acceptance of GrabPay QR code transactions in Starbucks stores in the Philippines using AUB PayMate. AUB PayMate is a digital payment channel that allows merchants to accept QR payments from Chinese tourists. It partnered with GCash and now GrabPay this ...

Tourist arrivals increase 15% in 10 months
philstar.com - 2019-12-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Improved air connectivity, intensified marketing and promotions boosted foreign tourist arrivals in the first 10 months of 2019 to 6.8 million, the Department of Tourism (DOT) reported. Based on DOT data, international visitors from January to October grew 15.04 percent to 6.8 million from 5.9 million in same period last ...

Stocks finish lower on foreign selling
philstar.com - 2019-12-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market opened the week on a sour note, closing 21.92 points, or 0.28 percent, lower at 7,779.80. Likewise, the broader All Shares gauge slipped to 4,637.88, down 8.08 points or 0.17 percent. On the other hand, the sectoral gauges were a mixed bag with the financials, industrial and mining and oil finishing in ...

CLI boosts landbank in key cities
BusinessWorld - 2019-12-09
CLI and Borromeo Brothers are again launching a joint venture for a two-tower condominium in Cebu City. The two companies have previously developed Latitude Corporate Center. The company is rolling out several projects in Cebu, such as redevelopment of the Abaca Resort Mactan and a resort property with a hotel and condominiums in Mactan.

As US Fed reiterates rate pause, forecasts seen blown off course
BusinessWorld - 2019-12-09
The Fed hoped to offset fears that a recession in manufacturing and a drop in business investment could spread malaise to the wider economy. So far the interest rate cuts seem to be working. The Labor department on Friday reported US job growth increased ...

Is it the start of something new?
philstar.com - 2019-12-09
The year is almost over and it will be another year since the passing of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law. Throughout this year, the government has been deliberating on other tax reforms; i.e., Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Rationalization Act (CITIRA) and Passive Income and Financial Intermediary Taxation Act ...

Repo market blowup fueled by big banks and hedge funds, BIS says
BusinessWorld - 2019-12-09
Many, including the Fed, concluded in the immediate aftermath that two transitory events collided: investors used repo to finance the purchase of a large batch of newly auctioned Treasuries at the same time that quarterly corporate tax payments drained liquidity from that market. But the BIS doubts an ephemeral supply-and-demand imbalance is ...

Malacañang vows to close schools training child combatants
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 9) -- Malacañang says it is working toward closing schools which they say train child warriors. In a statement released Monday, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said in various parts of the country, groups that advance terrorism, exploit children as young as 11 years old and force them into ...

SSS eases guidelines on receipt and processing of maternity benefit claims
BusinessMirror - 2019-12-09
The state-run Social Security System (SSS) had set additional guidelines on the receipt and processing of maternity benefit claims following the ease of doing business and to effectively implement Republic Act 11210, or the 105-day expanded maternity leave law (EMLL). SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Aurora C. Ignacio said the ...

Occidental Mindoro passes ordinance banning coal-fired power plants
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-09
"Of all energy resources, coal is one of the most injurious to the environment and health. Further, coal by-products cause a lot of pollution, which contributes to global warming and climate ...

Duterte unwilling to compromise over "onerous" water deals
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 9) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is determined to get to the bottom of the issues concerning water concessionaires and will meet with their officials to ...

Senate approves bill granting night differential pay to government employees
CNN Philippines - 2019-12-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 9) -- The Senate passed on its third and final reading a bill that would grant night differential pay for government employees. Senate Bill No. 643, or An Act Granting Night Shift Differential Pay to Government Employees Including Those in Government-Owned or Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) and ...

Northeast monsoon to bring light rainshowers over parts of Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-12-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The northeast monsoon is seen to bring cloudy skies with light rainshowers over parts of Luzon, the state weather bureau reported Monday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the northeast monsoon, more popularly known as Amihan, will affect Cagayan Valley ...

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