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PH, Russia agree to explore possible construction of nuclear plants
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-06
MOSCOW, Russia -- The Philippines and Russia has agreed to explore the prospect of a possible cooperation to construct nuclear power plants in the country. During a Philippine-Russian business ...

Yes, there is a World Pandesal Day
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-05
On Oct. 16, we celebrate World Pandesal Day. I heard about this celebration from Kamuning Bakery owner and columnist Wilson Lee Flores, who revived the 80-year-old bakery in Quezon City.

Farm tourism growing in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-05
Even as the world goes further high-tech through what pundits are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution, agriculture and farms are regaining importance due to deepened awareness of healthy ...

Tiny Worms Are Equipped To Battle Extreme Environments
Scientific American - 2019-10-05
Researchers examine nematodes by Mono Lake in the Eastern Sierras of California. Credit: Credit: Caltech Scientists found eight species of nematodes living in California's harsh Mono Lake--quintupling the number of animals known to live there. Christopher ...

NASA's Mars 2020 rover tests descent-stage separation
Phys.org - 2019-10-05
In this picture from Sept. 28, 2019, engineers and technicians working on the assembly and testing of the Mars 2020 spacecraft look on as a crane lifts the rocket-powered descent stage away from ...

Larry David's Narration of Adult Bedtime Story F**K, NOW THERE ARE TWO OF YOU Now Available Through Dreamscape Media
YAHOO! - 2019-10-05
Comedian lends voice to next installment of Adam Mansbach's hit series, now available to enjoy on hoopla digital, and everywhere audiobooks are sold HOLLAND, Ohio, Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire ...

PH, US to conduct first air defense, threat reaction training in joint exercise
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino and US forces will kick off its 10-day joint exercises next week to bolster interoperability and readiness. The annual exercise called Kamandag (Venom) is ...

Duterte asks Russian businessmen to invest in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-05
MOSCOW, Russia - With the signing of several business agreements between the Philippines and Russia, President Rodrigo Duterte invited Russian businessmen to invest more in the Philippines as he ...

CGBP holds seminar on 2019 Revised Corporation Code
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Due to insistent public demand, the Center for Global Best Practices will have a rerun of its pioneering program titled "2019 Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines" on Nov. 20, 2019 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Resorts ...

PLDT nears deals with 5G suppliers
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Telco giant PLDT Inc. is moving closer to selecting suppliers for the commercial rollout of its 5G next year. "There is one interesting vendor that we will visit next week," PLDT chairman and chief executive officer Manuel V.

Madewell's web traffic is exploding - and that's good news for its forthcoming IPO
YAHOO! - 2019-10-05
When it comes to growth, Madewell has topped its parent company J. Crew on nearly every measure in recent years. According to exclusive new data from web analytics firm SimilarWeb, the on-trend ...

7 MILF, 4 BIFF men slain in Maguindanao clash
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- Seven Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) guerrillas and four members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were killed in an en­counter in Shariff Saidona town in this province on Fri­day. The Bangsamoro Autono ...

Lawmakers buck sugar liberalization
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Several lawmakers have opposed the resurrected plan of the government to liberalize sugar importation in the country, saying such a move will be detrimental to farmers and the whole industry. At least 24 lawmakers signed House ...

5 dead, 4 hurt in Quezon road mishap
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
GUMACA, Quezon - Five persons died when two vehi­cles collided along Maharlika Highway in Barangay Bam­ban in this town yesterday. Jimmy Bron, 42, driver of a Tamaraw FX; his wife Razel and son JM, Francisco Joel Butardo and Emmanuel Sagrit died at the ...

Stronger cooperatives entitled to DA support
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
CITY OF MALOLOS, Philippines -- Bulacan farmers should strengthen their cooperatives through their local government units so that they can avail of farming and post-harvest facilities from the Department of Agriculture. This was the suggestion of Ed Camua ...

1 dead, 1 hurt in eight-vehicle smashup
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- A woman riding a motorcycle was killed in a collision involving her vehicle and seven others along Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City yesterday morning. Grace Ann Pajemago, 25, died at the scene after she was crushed between a ...

Foul play, terrorism ruled out in LRT-2 fire
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) has ruled out foul play and terrorism in the fire that led to the closure of three stations of the LRT Line 2 (LRT-2). LRTA spokesman Hernando Cabrera said in an interview aired over GMA News ...

Motorcycle crashes No. 9 killer in Philippines
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Motorcycle accidents are now the ninth leading cause of death among Filipinos, according to the Land Transportation Office (LTO). There are seven million registered motorcycles in the country, three million more than cars and all ...

Iligan environment officer survives gun attack
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
ILIGAN CITY, Philippines -- An environment officer in this city was unhurt in a gun attack on Thursday. Ranuflo Cenas said he was about to enter his office when he saw an unidentified man pointing a gun at him. He said he managed to seek cover when the ...

Philippine economy moves past speed bumps - ING
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine economy is now over speed bumps that slowed down growth in the first semester of the year, said an economist of ING Bank Manila. During an economic briefing late Thursday, ING Bank Mania senior economist Nicholas Mapa ...

ICTSI assures sustainable port operations
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) of tycoon Enrique Razon has assured sustainable operations of its gateway ports amid global headwinds. With 32 ports in 18 countries across the globe, ICTSI guaranteed the ...

Philippines signs 10 business deals with Russia
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines and Russia signed 10 business agreements during a trade and investment forum held in Moscow, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said. In a statement, the DTI said the agreements covered two distributorship ...

Invest more in Philippines, Russian businessmen told
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
We invite our Russian friends to invest and do more business in the Philippines," Duterte said. "We offer competitive fiscal and non-fiscal incentives to jumpstart qualified investment projects from infancy to maturity of business operations," he said.

Moderate inflation seen until year-end
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Growth in consumer prices is expected to continue its downtrend in October amid mixed expectations on the trajectory of headline inflation for the remainder of 2019, said London-based Capital Economics. In a research brief over the ...

SEC releases IRR on REIT
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued its proposed amendments to the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 9856 or the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Act of 2009. According to the draft amendments, the ...

CIC helps banks build up credit base at lower cost
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Credit Information Corp. (CIC) is giving financial institutions a cheaper way to build up their database of about nine million borrowers to lower investment risks and at the same time improve the access to credit for individuals ...

PRA voted into AsPac advisory council
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) was recently voted to be part of the five-member Advisory Council of the Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Associations (FAPRA) along with China, Japan, Korea and Singapore. The FAPRA ...

Research shows the 'magic range' of twisted bilayer graphene is larger than previously expected
Phys.org - 2019-10-05
In this study, the research team conducted transport measurements of a magic angle tBLG device exhibiting correlated insulating and superconducting states. They unexpectedly obtained a twist angle ...

Student falls to death from 5th floor of Quezon City mall
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5)-- A senior high school student died after he fell from the fifth floor of a mall in Quezon City Saturday afternoon. Quezon City police reported the man ...

iPhone 6s not turning on? Apple may fix power issue for free
Digital Trends - 2019-10-05
Owners of the iPhone 6s who have experienced power issues with their devices may be able to take advantage of a new repair program by Apple that will fix the problem for free. The free repair program, which covers certain iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units ...

Reddit, where chaos thrives, tries to clean up to attract ads from big brands
Los Angeles Times - 2019-10-05
Steve Huffman, chief executive of online chat platform Reddit, is now a self-confessed "Supreme Court nerd." After what the company acknowledges as its "wild" early days, the 35-year-old co-founder is now trying to clean up the edgy website known ...

CIDG arrests 4 suspects in alleged investment scam
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Four suspects allegedly running an investment scam were arrested in an entrapment operation by operatives of Criminal and Investigation Detection Group (CIDG) of the ...

Why customers love Tesla despite its many mistakes
Ars Technica - 2019-10-05
Journalist Ed Niedermeyer remembers the exact moment he became a Tesla skeptic: Memorial Day weekend 2015. That's when Niedermeyer traveled to the Tesla Supercharger facility in Harris Ranch ...

Why NASA's Annoyed About Elon Musk's Giant Rocket
Live Science - 2019-10-05
SpaceX has never flown a person into space in its first spacecraft, the Crew Dragon. But already Musk is showing off his big, shiny Starship -- and NASA is bristling. SpaceX has never flown a person into space in its Crew Dragon, its first crew-capable ...

NASA, Japan Consider Joint Crewed Moon Missions
Space.com - 2019-10-05
Japan may join NASA in the American agency's push to bring humans to the moon, NASA said in a statement. If the two agencies partner on missions, Japan may assist with NASA's missions on the Gateway -- a lunar space station -- and, perhaps, with ...

Australian Air Force plane makes emergency landing at Tacloban airport
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-05
TACLOBAN CITY -- An Australian Air Force plane had an emergency landing at the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in this city past noon on Saturday, October 5. Air Second Class Jonas Aragon of the ...

New Research: China Is Winning Some Health-Care Battles -- And Losing Others
NPR - 2019-10-05
Ten years into China's multi-billion dollar investment in health-care reform, the country has made "spectacular" progress on some top public health challenges -- including insurance coverage and deaths of children. But it's facing an uphill battle on ...

Cops nab No. 1 most wanted person in QC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Police arrested the No. 1 most wanted person of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) in his house on Friday afternoon. On Saturday, the QCPD Public Information Office ...

What Does Amazon's Entry in Cloud Kitchens Mean For Foodtech Space in India
Entrepreneur - 2019-10-05
According to several reports quoting an analysis by Deloitte, the Indian online food delivery market for both aggregators and cloud kitchen is expected to become a $5 billion opportunity by the end of 2023. The reports also suggest the growth is estimated ...

Playing Catch a Killer With a Room Full of Sleuths
New York Times - 2019-10-05
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- On a recent afternoon, under two giant chandeliers, some of the key people responsible for the future of crime and privacy tried to solve a murder. "She was found in 1982 in Newark," said the class leader, who opened the ...

Cagayan police intelligence chief sacked over "ninja cops" issue
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-05
TUGUEGARAO CITY -- The intelligence chief of the Cagayan regional police has been relieved following allegations that he was a "ninja cop," police said on Friday. Police Major Bienvenido ...

Philippines, Russia agree to explore possible building of nuclear power plants
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5) -- An agreement to explore the possible construction of nuclear power plants in the country was among the business deals signed during President Rodrigo ...

Former BFP chief Bobby Baruelo dies of cardiac arrest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) chief Bobby Baruelo passed away on Saturday following a cardiac arrest, the BFP said. In a statement on its official Facebook page ...

Seven ex-MILF rebels killed by IS-linked gunmen
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Seven former Muslim rebels have been killed in the southern Philippines, military and police authorities said Saturday, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

The internet threatened to speed up the death of endangered languages. Could it save them instead?
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-05
"(Von Ahn's) field of research has always been in human-computer interaction," said Duolingo spokesman Sam Dalsimer, who met with CNN Business at the company's Pittsburgh headquarters. Dalsimer ...

Trump signs proclamation restricting visas for uninsured
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-05
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation requiring immigrants to show they can afford health care before they can be granted visas. The proclamation was announced Friday.

Companies urged to shift with consumers as Philippines' digital economy keeps growing
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The average Filipino spent at least four hours on social media daily over the past years, and the demand for content continued to be insatiable as a larger portion of the population started to own mobile devices and gained access to ...

Comelec to proclaim South Cotabato representative
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will not appeal a Supreme Court ruling to proclaim former General Santos City vice mayor Shirlyn Banas-Nograles as winner in the congressional race in the first district of South Cotabato.

Gunmen kidnap British businessman, Filipina wife from Zamboanga del Sur resort
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- A British businessman and his Filipina wife were abducted by gunmen from a resort in a coastal village of Tukuran town in Zamboanga del Sur on Friday night. The victims were identified as Allan Hyrons, 70, and Wilma Hyrons ...

Strong winds overturn plane
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- A four-seater Cessna 172 parked outside a hangar at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport turned over due to strong winds yesterday afternoon. The plane, with number RP-C5002, is being repaired at the Sky Aviation Ltd. facility ...

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