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Atomico co-founder and partner Mattias Ljungman is leaving to start his own seed fund
TechCrunch - 2019-07-17
Changes are afoot at European VC Atomico, with news breaking that long-time partner Mattias Ljungman is leaving to raise his own seed fund. TechCrunch understands that staff at the London ...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told a cute joke about what it's really like to work with Bill Gates
Business Insider - 2019-07-17
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Viral app that makes you look old with shocking precision may be quietly keeping all your data
Business Insider - 2019-07-17
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2 days after an Instagram star's brutal killing went viral, YouTube is still hosting images of her body
Business Insider - 2019-07-17
Two days after the killing of an Instagram star with thousands of followers shocked the internet, YouTube has failed to remove multiple videos featuring images of her mutilated body from the platform. Bianca Devins, 17, was killed in the early hours of ...

For Qualcomm, the Future Is 5G
Fortune - 2019-07-17
If there's anything Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf likes talking about, it's 5G, the speedier successor to current 4G LTE mobile networks In a discussion at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech Conference in ...

1 dies, 5 hurt ?in road mishap
philstar.com - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- A worker of an internet provider died and five others were injured after they were hit by a dump truck in Mandaluyong City before dawn on Tuesday. Police said the truck driven by Raul Petervo was traversing the eastbound lane of ...

'Falcon' now a tropical storm; Signal No. 2 up in northeastern Cagayan
philstar.com - 2019-07-17
"Falcon" has intensified into a tropical storm at 2 p.m., state weather bureau PAGASA said Tuesday afternoon. The weather disturbance, however, will not develop into a typhoon. The tropical storm now packs maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per ...

Court of Appeals denies NUPL bid for protection
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Court of Appeals has refused to stop the military and police leadership from issuing public statements supposedly maligning the activities of the National Union of ...

Officials In Fresno County Alert People About Possible Spread of West Nile Virus
International Business Times - 2019-07-17
The officials of Consolidated Mosquito Abatement District in Fresno County, California, have alerted people in the region about a possible spread of West Nile Virus. The officials found 46 Culex mosquitoes carrying potentially serious viruses. While 43 of ...

Engines for Dutertenomics may need more torque midpoint of growth highway
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-17
Further, the onset of artificial intelligence poses a threat to "local dollar earners" who are working in the business-process outsourcing sector. "What does the government have to do in the ...

FDA Approves Drug Trio for UTI, Intra-abdominal Infection
Medscape - 2019-07-17
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the antibacterial drug trio imipenem, cilastatin, and relebactam (Recarbrio, Merck) for complicated urinary tract infection (cUTI) and complicated intra-abdominal infection (cIAI) in adults for whom ...

5 Quezon City students stabbed ?by fellow student
philstar.com - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Five students of the Batasan National High School in Quezon City were injured after they were stabbed by a fellow student on Tuesday. Police said the victims, all males aged 15 to 17, are recuperating from stab wounds at an ...

Man gets life for kidnapping student
philstar.com - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- A Mandaluyong City court has sentenced to life in prison a 76-year-old man for kidnapping an 11-year-old student of a private school and his driver two years ago. Judge Juliet San Gaspar of the Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court ...

Drug Overdose Deaths Drop in U.S. for First Time Since 1990
New York Times - 2019-07-17
After three decades of ever-escalating drug overdose deaths, the tide of fatalities may have finally started to turn. Total drug overdose deaths in America declined by around 5 percent last year, the first drop since 1990, according to preliminary ...

Business groups urge veto of Security of Tenure bill
philstar.com - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- A broad coalition of business groups yesterday urged President Duterte to veto the Security of Tenure (SOT) bill and instead modernize labor regulations to suit the needs of labor-intensive industries. In a joint statement ...

Duterte to rebel returnees: Tell your ex-comrades to surrender
philstar.com - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has called on rebel returnees to convince their former comrades to come down from the mountains and tell them that the government is ready to talk to them. Duterte said a lot of money has been wasted because of the ...

Australia donates P140 million for Marawi rehab
philstar.com - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Australian government will provide an additional P140 million for the recovery and reconstruction of Marawi. "We will continue to support the Philippine government and the people of Marawi as they work to rebuild their lives ...

Government set to impose SRP on imported rice
philstar.com - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The government will impose a suggested retail price (SRP) for imported rice as farmers sought intervention amid the continued decline in farm gate prices due to the liberalization of the industry. In an interagency meeting yesterday ...

CA affirms dismissal of 3 Pasay cops
philstar.com - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the dismissal of three Pasay City policemen who extorted money from a couple they arrested in a supposed anti-narcotics operation in 2013. In a 20-page decision released earlier this week, the ...

Metropolitan Insurance conservatorship lifted
philstar.com - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Insurance Commission (IC) has lifted its conservatorship order against Metropolitan Insurance Co. Inc. after a Hong Kong-based firm agreed to infuse additional capital in the local insurer. In an advisory posted on the IC ...

Term deposit yields higher
philstar.com - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Term deposits yielded higher rates across the board on Wednesday amid the strong inflows of funds into the financial system as easing inflation and dovish US Federal Reserve give the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) more room to ...

IRR issued for Ease of Doing Business Act
philstar.com - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The much-awaited implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Act, which provides a required period for government transactions to be completed, was finally signed by the Anti-Red Tape Authority ...

Cebu Landmasters eyes Xavier-Ateneo property
philstar.com - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) is eyeing to develop a 63.5-hectare property of Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan in Cagayan de Oro City into a premier university town. The property, known as Manresa, is located in an emerging ...

NLEX starts P1.6-B SFEX expansion plan
philstar.com - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. unit NLEX Corp. has commenced with the P1.6-billion capacity expansion of the Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEX), which is expected to further ease travel in and out of the Subic Bay Freeport. NLEX said ...

Ex-DFA chief rebuts Duterte: Military pact with US not for starting war
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- Former Philippine top diplomat Albert del Rosario on Wednesday countered President Rodrigo Duterte's invoking of the defense pact between Manila and ...

Hurricanes can lower survival rates among cancer patients
UPI.com - 2019-07-17
When a hurricane strikes, as tropical storm Barry did this weekend in Louisiana, most people worry about the immediate health dangers such a storm poses. But new research suggests that the interruptions in radiation therapy caused by power outages may also ...

Study linking vaping to heart attacks muddied amid spat between two tobacco researchers
USA Today - 2019-07-17
Two prominent vaping researchers are facing off over claims that electronic cigarettes double the risk of heart attacks in adults, muddying the science over how best to stop smoking. Brad Rodu, a University of Louisville professor, asked the Journal ...

EU Launches Probe On Amazon For Anti-Competitive Practices
International Business Times - 2019-07-17
American e-commerce giant Amazon has come under an investigation by the European Union to ascertain if the company broke competition rules by using merchant data from retailers to its benefit. According to EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager ...

Philippines' president calls on US defense pact to back him in a naval fight with Beijing in the South China Sea
Business Insider - 2019-07-17
I'm asking them now," Duterte said, according to CNN Philippines. Duterte referred to the Seventh Fleet, the part of the US Navy stationed in Japan that patrols and operates in the Pacific and Indian oceans. Reuters His call follows a mid-June incident in ...

Cops who shot 3-year-old in Rizal buy-bust identified
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The police officers who shot three-year-old Myca Ulpina during a buy-bust operation in Rodriguez, Rizal were identified on Wednesday. A report from Brig. Gen. Edward ...

CA denies request of lawyer's group for temporary protection vs. government forces
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- The Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied the request of a lawyer's group for protection against alleged government harassment and red-tagging.

New Coast Guard vessel to patrol West PH Sea this year
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- The Philippine Coast Guard's first-ever offshore patrol vessel (OPV) will start guarding the country's waters, including the West Philippine Sea, this ...

Romero files 101 House bills in the first week
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- With an initial salvo of 101 bills, Rep. Mikee Romero has clearly laid out the legislative agenda of the 1-PACMAN Party-list in the 18th Congress: solutions to poverty and ...

Police officers to face administrative, criminal raps for toddler's death in drug raid
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17)-- Four police officers allegedly involved in the death of a three year-old girl during an anti-drug operation will face administrative and criminal charges ...

Philippines Suspends Meat Imports From Germany Over Swine Fever Fears
New York Times - 2019-07-17
"There have been lapses in the inspection system of Germany to ensure export of safe food for the Philippine market, and there is a need to prevent the entry of the ASF virus into the country to protect the health of the local swine population," the filing ...

Homegrown real estate firm sees jump in Chinese clientele
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines --Homegrown real estate consultancy firm PRIME Philippines is bullish about prospects from China jacking up their investments here -- not only because of Philippine offshore ...

Lucio Tan to serve as PAL's transitional president
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- Billionaire Lucio Tan will temporarily serve as the president of Philippine Airlines (PAL) while the flag carrier has not yet filled the top position.

S. Korean tech firms seek localization, diversification amid escalating trade row
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-17
SEOUL -- To combat growing trade risks with Japan, South Korean chip and display makers are seeking ways to localize key materials and diversify supply sources, although it appears difficult in ...

OceanaGold reports around P40 billion contribution to local economy
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-17
For Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino, it has remitted close to 780-million pesos from a combination of 580-million in local business and 210-million in real property taxes. "The various programs that we have implemented in the region are geared towards building ...

Court finds sufficient evidence to continue ?55M forfeiture trial vs ex-military comptroller
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- The Sandiganbayan will continue hearing a forfeiture case against retired Lieutenant General Jacinto Ligot and his family. In a resolution dated July 8 ...

OceanaGold reports around PHP40B contribution to local economy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-17
Didipio, Nueva Vizcaya-OceanaGold Philippines, Inc. (OGPI) recently released data on its local economy contributions from its years of commercial production. The company has given a total of ...

New device Rainshine produces renewable energy from (and despite) the weather
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-17
Director for Industrial Business Automation - International Operations at Schneider Electric. "What we really want to highlight is the inventive capabilities of the Filipinos." The country has had its share of victories in the competition.

8 in 10 Filipinos trust, approve of Duterte after Recto Bank -- Pulse Asia
philstar.com - 2019-07-17
A separate poll by Social Weather Stations showed that public satisfaction with Duterte reached a fresh record high in the second quarter of 2019 with 80% of adult Filipinos satisfied with his performance. The survey was conducted from June 24 to 30 ...

EU Investigates If Amazon Hurts Competition By Using Sellers' Data
NPR - 2019-07-17
Does Amazon hurt competition by using data from other sellers in its marketplace? The European Union has opened a formal antitrust investigation into the giant online retailer to answer that question. This is the latest push in the expanded focus by ...

Juan Brew taps third-party lab to test recalled Cosmic Carabao gin
philstar.com - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines-- Local liquor manufacturer Juan Brew Inc. this week said it initiated it is holding its own probe into its recalled product Cosmic Carabao Gin, a sample of which was earlier found to have a high level of methanol. Juan Brew said it ...

Duterte: Cutting diplomatic ties with Iceland may hurt OFWs
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said while he is "seriously considering" severing diplomatic ties with Iceland, he says doing so may affect Filipinos working ...

Economic team to closely study new federalism drafts -- Dominguez
philstar.com - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said Tuesday the economic managers would closely examine new drafts of the proposed federal charter, adding that economic discussions on the possible shift in the form of government have been ...

Missing carabao leads to bloody brawl between Tabuk City families
philstar.com - 2019-07-17
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- A missing carabao sent two families into a violent clash in Tabuk City, Kalinga late Monday afternoon. Kalinga police said a rift developed between the Serquiña and Gunnawa families over a carabao that the Gunnawas owned and ...

LIST: Flight cancellations for July 17
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-17
Weather officials said rains and strong winds will affect parts of Luzon and Visayas until Thursday. Falcon is seen to exit the country on Friday while fair weather is expected in the weekend.

Profit-taking pulls down PH shares by 1.22%
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-16
The local stock barometer pulled back on Tuesday as the recent breakout to the 8,300 level spurred some profit-taking. The Philippine Stock Exchange index shed 101.72 points, or 1.22 percent, to ...

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