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GitHub is reportedly blocking access to its site for users in places like Crimea and Iran, which are under US sanctions
Business Insider - 2019-07-27
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Need Help Launching Your Startup? Hire People With These Skills
Forbes - 2019-07-27
Studies show that the average age of entrepreneurs at the time they launched their ventures is 42 while the average age of those with the highest performing startups is 45. Experience and wisdom combined with personal savings are just a few of the reasons ...

What Separates the Hacks and the Hack-Nots--Cyber Saturday
Fortune - 2019-07-27
In the latest issue of Fortune, which features our Global 500 list, I penned an essay about whether American corporations are equipped to defend themselves in cyberspace. Perhaps surprisingly, the ...

This Is Why Investors Should Worry About Amazon's Future
Forbes - 2019-07-27
Amazon shares are down 2% since it reported second quarter earnings that missed analysts' profit estimates. But that's no reason to worry about Amazon --after all, it's been well-known that CEO Jeff Bezos trades of profitability for growth. And in the ...

10 Biggest Medical Device Stocks
Nasdaq - 2019-07-27
Are you an investor looking for stocks that beat the S&P 500 index? Think big. And think medical devices. That's a strategy that has worked over the last five years. Since 2014, 8 of the 10 biggest medical devices have outperformed the S&P 500. Five of ...

2 New Healthcare Stocks That Wall Street Thinks You Should Buy
YAHOO! News - 2019-07-27
If you're a healthcare investor looking for something new, 2019's been a banner year. Most of us have never heard of BridgeBio (NASDAQ: BBIO) or Change Healthcare (NASDAQ: CHNG) largely because ...

Crew of oil tanker seized by Iran in good health: owners
Reuters - 2019-07-27
Russian and Philippine embassy officials met crew members from their respective countries and reported that they were in good health. "We hope this situation can be resolved swiftly and will continue to hold an open dialogue with all involved governments ...

Safeguards needed to protect rice farmers
philstar.com - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Chamber of Agricultural and Food Inc. (PCAFI) is urging the government to implement safeguards in the importation of rice in a bid to protect farmers from the drop in the prices of rice. PCAFI president Danilo Fausto ...

NMIS seeks return of regulatory powers over meat products
philstar.com - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) is hoping to take back processed meat products under its supervision. The regulation of meat products had been transferred to the Department of Health (DOH) in February 2016. NMIS ...

Argentina eyed as new market for agri exports
philstar.com - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines is looking at Argentina as potential market for agricultural exports. Agriculture Undersecretary for Operations Ariel Cayanan recently met with Argentine Ministry of Labor and Production Undersecretary Pedro Manuel ...

Police shut down PCSO outlets, arrests made
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 27) -- Authorities on Saturday began closing down lotto and other gaming outlets of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) at President Rodrigo ...

Roadmap to a data-driven, analytically-competitive Philippines
philstar.com - 2019-07-27
Furthermore, changing weather patterns have affected yield rates. In urban areas, millions of call center agents receive service requests and complaints from local and international customers of their main clients. They probably know more about their ...

Joy Belmonte backs mandatory disaster plans for businesses
philstar.com - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Quezon City businesses may soon be required to submit disaster contingency plans when applying for permits. Mayor Joy Belmonte, during the Metro Manila Shake Drill yesterday, stressed the importance of ensuring that businesses have ...

Use rainwater to irrigate Bulacan, Pampanga farms -- NIA
philstar.com - 2019-07-27
MALOLOS, Philippines -- The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has advised farmers in Bulacan and Pampanga to use rainwater to irrigate rice fields. The agency said irrigation water from Angat Dam is not yet available despite occasional heavy rains ...

NPD cop arrested in drug bust
philstar.com - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar yesterday scolded an active Northern Police District (NPD) policeman who was arrested in a drug sting in Valenzuela before dawn yesterday. "Ikaw ang ...

Philippines among top markets for YouTube
philstar.com - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Video-sharing website YouTube is exploring more local partnerships as it intends to further expand its ecosystem in the country. Vishal Sarin, director of YouTube content partnerships in Southeast Asia, said the Philippines is one ...

DTI wants more private partners for MSME loan access
philstar.com - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is seeking more private sector partners to enable more micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) to get access to loans under the Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso (P3) micro lending program.

Huawei rolls out 5G phone and flags first Hongmeng device
Business Insider - 2019-07-27
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] on Friday released its first 5G phone in China and said it would soon launch smart TVs equipped with its own Hongmeng operating system. Huawei, which is grappling with sanctions from Washington that ...

8 dead in batanes quakes
philstar.com - 2019-07-27
"There are some concerns about weather conditions, which is why everyone is working double time to make sure that we can immediately provide help to those who are affected. Time is of the essence because of inclement weather," said Secretary to the ...

Ex-mayor, 3 others killed in Negros shooting spree
philstar.com - 2019-07-27
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines -- A former town mayor, a city councilor and a barangay chairman were among four persons killed in another wave of shootings in Negros Oriental yesterday. The incidents raise the death toll in gun attacks in the province since ...

Kentex fire survivor lauds SC decision on back wages
philstar.com - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- A spokesperson for the survivors of the Kentex fire yesterday lauded the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) ordering the company to pay 57 workers P1.4 million in back wages. Ammied Rada, coordinator for the Justice for Kentex ...

2 detainees bolt jail during quake drill
philstar.com - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Two detainees were able to escape from the Quezon City Jail as personnel were conducting an earthquake drill before dawn yesterday. Mamero Valenzuela and Dennis Valdez reportedly escaped through a septic tank at around 4:40 a.m. as ...

Philtrak consortium to spend up to P30 B for Panay rail line
philstar.com - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philtrak consortium plans to spend as much as P30 billion to build a new, modern public transport system using the electric road train (ERT) technology developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) at the old ...

ADB infuses $50 M capital
philstar.com - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $50 million additional capital contribution to its Credit Guarantee Investment Facility (CGIF), which provides guarantees for bond issuances in ASEAN+3 economies. The CGIF was ...

Executives are not comfortable with analytics platforms, and still prefer their spreadsheets
ZDNet - 2019-07-27
For close to two decades, vendors, analysts and pundits alike have been predicting the death of the spreadsheet, as executives, managers and professionals move on to connected, intelligent analytics platforms to aid in their decision-making. It's 2019, and ...

It can cost over $66,000 to go to UC Berkeley--here's how much students actually pay
CNBC - 2019-07-27
Going to a public university can be surprisingly expensive, especially for out-of-state students. According to the College Board's 2018 Trends in College Pricing Report, during the 2018-2019 school year, published in-state tuition and fees at public four ...

LSE in talks to combine with Refinitiv: source
Reuters - 2019-07-27
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LSE.L) is in talks to combine with Refinitiv, less than a year after buyout firm Blackstone Group Inc (BX.N) acquired a majority stake in the data analytics platform in a $20 billion deal, a ...

Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian explains how he curbs his reliance on his smartphone and reduces his time spent on email to get more done every day
Business Insider - 2019-07-27
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Recto to Palace: Send own version of Security of Tenure bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Malacañang must send to Congress its own version of the Security of Tenure bill, Senate Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said on Saturday, a day after President ...

Trump wants to reshape the $114 billion kidney-care market. Here are the 6 companies vying to benefit from the disruption.
Business Insider - 2019-07-27
In the US, 37 million people have chronic kidney disease, and it's the ninth leading cause of death. Because such a significant part of the population is affected, and because treatment can be so expensive, the government covers the medical expenses of ...

Isolated And Struggling, Many Seniors Are Turning To Suicide
NPR - 2019-07-27
Dr. Julie Rickard thought her visit to Wisconsin over the Christmas holiday would bring a break from her day job working in suicide prevention in Wenatchee, Wash. The visit didn't go as planned. After a tense fight broke out between her mother and another ...

NPD cop, 3 others fall for alleged drug trafficking in Valenzuela
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- A policeman from the Northern Police District (NPD) and his three accomplices were arrested Saturday morning for their alleged involvement in illegal drug transactions in ...

What's at stake as Duterte stops PCSO lotteries?
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 27) -- Over half a million Filipinos benefited from the medical assistance provided by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in 2018. The PCSO ...

Palace assures help for Batanes quake victims
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Palace on Saturday assured that government help is being extended to the victims of the series of quakes that struck Batanes, particularly the town of Itbayat, on Saturday.

Duterte stops lotto, all PCSO-licensed games
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 27) -- President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the immediate halt to all gaming operations, licenses and franchises of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

Ruth Bader Ginsburg On Love And Other Things
NPR - 2019-07-27
Finding love is not easy. But Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg counts herself among the lucky ones. But this past year tested Ginsburg in a new way without the love of her life. She was diagnosed with cancer for the third time in 20 years late ...

Quakes leave Itbayat residents worried about food, shelter
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The two earthquakes that hit Itbayat in Batanes some three hours apart of each other on Saturday morning had residents worried not only about aftershocks but also about ...

Cotabato gov heightens drive vs illegal drugs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-27
KIDAPAWAN CITY -- Cotabato Governor Nancy A. Catamco has ordered renewed vigor in the campaign against illegal drugs after the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) characterized the ...

1 remains missing after Batanes twin quakes--Itbayat vice mayor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Rescuers are still trying to find a resident who was reported missing following the series of quakes that hit Itbayat town in Batanes on Saturday morning. Itbayat Vice ...

Albayalde sends police team to aid in rescue ops in quake-hit Batanes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde said he sent police forces to provide security and assist in the rescue operations in Itbayat town following the ...

Alleged Massive Corruption Halts Philippine Lotteries
New York Times - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine president has ordered the ... which generate huge revenues that are mostly used for charity and public health programs. Police on Saturday closed hundreds of lottery outlets, which generate long lines of people ...

LOOK: Historic church in Itbayat, Batanes, houses, damaged by quake
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- A historic church and houses were damaged due to the 5.4-magnitude earthquake in Itbayat, Batanes in the early hours of Saturday. As seen in photos by Dominic De Sagon Asa ...

Dengue outbreak in South Asia: Climate change the culprit?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-27
"Climate change is a key reason for the rising prevalence of dengue in Bangladesh. Warmer and humid weather along with irregular rainfall helps Aedes mosquitoes breed and Dhaka is a perfect ...

PCSO suspends gaming activities; execs may appeal to Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on Saturday said all of its gaming activities that include lotto and STL are suspended until further notice following the ...

With shutdown of PCSO games, PNP urges public to report illegal gambling
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) urged the public to report illegal gambling activities in their areas following the order by President Rodrigo Duterte to stop all ...

Police shut down PCSO outlets, warn of arrests
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 27) -- Authorities on Saturday began closing down lotto and other gaming outlets of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) at President Rodrigo ...

Former mayor, three others killed in separate Negros Oriental shootings
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-27
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines --A former mayor, his cousin as well as a councilor and a village chief were killed in two separate shooting incidents in Negros Oriental on Saturday morning, July 27.

Magnitude 5.4 quake rocks Itbayat, Batanes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-27
MANILA, Philippines -- A magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocked the northernmost tip of the country early Saturday morning. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake ...

Africa on my mind and in my design
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-27
As an interior designer, I gain design inspiration from my travels. The more decent and exotic the destination, the greater the style detailing and design ideas I get. Apart from the different ...

Manila all set to welcome more tourists
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-27
Is Manila ready for a tourism boom? For the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and real estate services firm Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL), Manila is still considered to be among the "dawning ...

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