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Why Has Litecoin Fallen 50% Since June?
Forbes - 2019-09-18
Litecoin prices have declined sharply from their 2019 high, suffering significant losses as the digital currency struggles with numerous challenges. The altcoin (defined as a cryptocurrency other than bitcoin) fell to as little as $62.65 late last month ...

This Startup Raised $2.7 Million To Build The Java Of Quantum Computing
Forbes - 2019-09-18
Prineha Narang, CTO and Jim Ricotta, CEO. The technology behind Aliro spun out of Narang's research. Aliro Technologies Boston-based Aliro Technologies, which is aiming to develop a hardware-agnostic quantum computing software platform, announced Wednesday ...

The Army is going all-in on killer apps for its next-generation rifle
Business Insider - 2019-09-18
An image of a chain link. It symobilizes a website link url. An envelope. It indicates the ability to send an email. A stylized bird with an open mouth, tweeting. If the Army's Next Generation Squad Weapon program is supposed to produce the iPhone of ...

Opioid epidemic tied to doubling of dangerous heart infections
UPI.com - 2019-09-18
Addiction and overdose deaths aren't the only consequence of America's opioid epidemic. Cases of a potentially deadly heart infection have risen alarmingly, too, a new study finds. This bacterial infection, called infective endocarditis, often affects ...

Parental Jail Time May Sentence Kids to a Lifetime of Mental Illness
Medscape - 2019-09-18
Parental incarceration is associated with a significantly increased risk of mental illness in offspring that can start in childhood and extend into adulthood, new research shows. A study of more than 1400 participants showed that children of incarcerated ...

AMD has another monster 64-core Rome chip, but the big business is in smaller machines
ZDNet - 2019-09-18
AMD chief executive Lisa Su is fond of remarking in interviews that the company is going after the "high-performance" server market with its x86-compatible CPUs and its graphics processing units, but there is an important caveat: The volume of business for ...

Government targets 150 Minahang Bayan areas by 2022
philstar.com - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The government plans to declare around 150 Minahang Bayan areas in the next three years in line with efforts to make small-scale mining mainstream, an official of the Mines and Geosciences Board (MGB) said. In a panel discussion ...

Renewable energy could cut electricity rates by 30% -- report
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-18
On May 6, 2019, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the consumer groups, effectively voiding all PSAs that were submitted after Nov. 5, 2015, including the 3.5-gigawatt (GW) Meralco coal pipeline, mainly backed by large corporate players including company ...

Philippines urged to reconsider blanket ban on pork imports
philstar.com - 2019-09-18
WASHINGTON -- The Philippines should think twice about imposing a blanket ban on all pork imports after being hit by African swine fever. The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), which represents 42 affiliated state associations in the US, said it was ...

SMC given the go signal to start works on airport
philstar.com - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The government finally gave the go signal for conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) to commence with the construction of the $15-billion New Manila International Airport in Bulacan. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and SMC ...

8 tanods charged for extortion, rape
philstar.com - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) yesterday filed criminal charges against eight volunteer peacekeeping officers of Barangay Commonwealth in Quezon City who allegedly extorted money from a drug suspect.

5 slain in drug busts
philstar.com - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Five suspects were killed in anti-drug operations in Central Luzon on Tuesday. Noel Guilas, 60, a resident of Barangay San Bautista Betis, Guagua, Pampanga; Alberto Concepcion of Luyos, San Antonio; John Armer Romero of San Juan ...

Alfonso Cusi not keen on extending SC 38 for Malampaya project
philstar.com - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi is not keen on unilaterally extending service contract (SC) 38 covering the Malampaya gas project. Instead, he is open to renegotiate the Malampaya contract with the current consortium led by Shell ...

Term deposit rates mixed as oil, ASF fan inflation fears
philstar.com - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Term deposits fetched mixed results yesterday as the weekend attack on the oil production facilities in Saudi Arabia allegedly perpetuated by Iran fanned inflation concerns. The yield of the seven-day term deposits eased by 1.63 ...

Pregnant woman nabbed in drug sting
philstar.com - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- A pregnant woman was apprehended for alleged possession of P30,000 worth of shabu during a sting in Quezon City on Tuesday night. Mira Bastiner, 44, who is seven months pregnant, was allegedly selling narcotics in violation of ...

Traders on sidelines ahead of rate cut announcements, PSEi slips
philstar.com - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market ended in negative territory yesterday, down 16.94 points, or 0.21 percent, to end at 7,915.29. Traders said stock market investors did not have much incentive to go back to the market and would rather wait for the ...

8 Coast Guard personnel convicted of homicide in 2013 death of Taiwanese fisherman
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- Members of The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) were found guilty in the 2013 homicide of a Taiwanese fisherman in the Balintang Channel near Batanes ...

Mar Roxas tells Ombudsman GCTA rules consistent with law
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- Former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas told the Office of the Ombudsman that the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the expanded Good Conduct ...

Alleged harassment incident reported in Abante News plant after fire attack
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Abante News Group on Wednesday reported another alleged harassment attempt at its printing plant in Parañaque City. Abante News Group General Manager Gil Cabacungan said ...

All four convicts in Chiong rape-slay case now in custody
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- Two convicts in the rape-slay of sisters Marijoy and Jacqueline Chiong released for good behavior credits have surrendered to authorities.

SMC to propose 10-lane elevated tollway on EDSA
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- San Miguel Corporation (SMC) plans to submit a proposal for an elevated 10-lane tollway on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), its top official ...

Two passengers injured as LRT-1 window breaks
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- Two passengers of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) suffered minor injuries after the window of one of its trains got shattered Wednesday ...

Imee Marcos hopes UP will air family's side in martial law subject
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- Senator Imee Marcos is calling on the University of the Philippines to give her family a chance to tell their side on the martial law era.

Palace rejects Del Rosario's call for Philippines to raise arbitral win at UN meet
philstar.com - 2019-09-18
July 11, 2019 - 9:18am An overwhelming majority of Filipinos believe it is important to that the Philippines regain control of islands in the West Philippine Sea that are occupied by China, the latest Social Weather Stations survey suggests. SWS says 93% ...

Roxas to Enrile: Public office ban must be for those facing plunder charges
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Senator Mar Roxas on Wednesday took a jab at former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, saying those facing plunder charges should be the ones banned from holding ...

Fellow solons echo Salceda: No pork in 2020 budget
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines - Lawmakers from the House of the Representatives have echoed the assertions of Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Salceda that there is no pork in the proposed 2020 budget.

Bayani Fernando suggests arming traffic enforcers with bolos
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- A lawmaker has suggested arming trafffic enforcers with bolo - a single-edged knife - instead of issuing them firearms. On Wednesday, Marikina 1st ...

House OKs creation of TWG on Department of OFWs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- A joint House panel on Wednesday agreed to create of a technical working group (TWG) that would tackle the proposals to create a new department that would look after the ...

Duterte certifies 2020 budget as urgent
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent the passage of next year's budget. Duterte, on letters dated September 17, told Senate President ...

House panel chair opposes proposed gross tax scheme for corporations
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- President Rodrigo Duterte's proposed shift to a gross taxation scheme for corporations might face opposition in the House of Representatives.

Ombudsman tags at least 2 BuCor execs in GCTA mess; partial report out soon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Ombudsman Samuel Martires revealed Wednesday that his office is nearing the completion of the gathering of evidence against at least two officials of the Bureau of ...

5 Vietnamese firms among 10 most visited e-commerce sites in Southeast Asia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-18
HANOI -- Five Vietnamese e-commerce platforms were named among ten most visited sites in Southeast Asia in the first half of this year. According to the latest report released recently by price ...

Samsung heir discusses investment with Saudi prince in Jeddah
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-18
SEOUL -- Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman and heir apparent of Samsung Electronics, met with Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, to discuss investment opportunities ...

Duterte wants swift passage of P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020. In his September 17 letter to Senate President Vicente Sotto III and ...

Oil prices tumble after Saudi Arabia says production is coming back online
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-18
(CNN) -- Oil prices dropped sharply Tuesday, following Monday's surge that sent shock waves around the world. US oil futures settled down 5.7 percent at $59.24 a barrel. It was the worst one-day ...

Southeast Asian manufacturing sees opportunity in U.S.-China row
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-18
BANGKOK/HANOI -- Southeast Asian countries are intensifying their efforts to attract companies planning to move production bases outside China, as the United States and China have become ...

Cebu air quality worsens due to haze from Indonesia
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- Authorities have advised residents in Cebu to stay indoors, wear N95 masks or cover their noses and mouths with wet handkerchief as fine ...

Japanese lens maker with tax holiday hikes production in Batangas plant
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-18
Tanauan City, BATANGAS--Japanese lens maker Hoya has bought new equipment to make more corrective lenses in its factory in the Philippines, mainly for markets overseas. Ellen Vergara, finance ...

Salceda: House to approve 2020 national budget on September 20
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- The House of Representatives will approve the proposed ?4.1-trillion 2020 national budget on Friday. House committee on appropriations vice ...

Duterte threatens to look into alleged past loans of Lopez group
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18)- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday launched a fresh tirade against the Lopez Holdings Corporation and has threatened to look into the Filipino ...

Only 132 surrendered convicts are included in BuCor list -- PNP
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- More than 100 surrendered convicts freed through the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law are included in the official Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) list of 1,914 heinous ...

Economic managers to OK three airport projects
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Economic managers will discuss and likely approve at least three airport projects--including the proposed rehabilitation of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia ...

Salceda: Each congressman will receive P100M in 2020 budget
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Albay Rep. Joey Salceda revealed Wednesday that each lawmaker at the House of Representatives would receive P100 million in the proposed P4.1 trillion national budget for 2020.

Driving the extra mile for your business
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-18
As more and more trucks are being transitioned to Euro IV, repairs for truck engines now require more knowledge in computers and diagnostics. This is good for everyone in the long run, but could ...

A crack just emerged in the financial markets: The NY Fed spends $53 billion to rescue the overnight lending market
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-18
(CNN) -- Borrowing rates skyrocketed on Tuesday in a corner of the markets the public rarely notices but that is critical to the functioning of the global financial system. The spike in overnight ...

?200,000 reward offered for tip on people who dumped pigs in Marikina River
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) - Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro is offering a P200,000 bounty for information on the whereabouts of those who dumped pig carcasses in the city's major ...

No double jeopardy in re-arresting freed heinous crime convicts - Guevarra
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- Re-arresting heinous crime convicts who were released through the expanded Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law will not place them twice in ...

Food giant Del Monte accused of complicity in Philippine attacks
Al Jazeera English - 2019-09-18
Global Witness said that for years, Lorenzo "maintained an inappropriate business relationship" with Del Monte Philippines. "The investigation reveals how for many years Del Monte Philippines had a business agreement with Pablo Lorenzo to grow pineapples ...

SMC, DOTr sign contract for Bulacan Airport
philstar.com - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. on Wednesday signed a contract with the government to build and operate a $15-billion international airport in Bulacan province, north of Manila, aimed at decongesting the overstretched gateway in the ...

DOTr signs contract with San Miguel for Bulacan airport
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- San Miguel Holdings Corporation (SMHC) can start building a new international airport in Bulacan after securing an official contract from the ...

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