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Baguio chill drops to new low ahead of flower fest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-30
It was caused by the cold winds brought by the prevailing northeast monsoon and those from Siberia, said Ceferino Hulipas, chief of the weather bureau station here. An influx of tourists is ...

Battle of Manila Bay a catalyst for action
Inquirer - 2019-01-30
In that event, I saw the government and the private sector (business and civil society) unite to address ... Management Association of the Philippines, Water Alliance, Water Links, European ...

Jeddah labor office turned over distressed maid to Saudi rapist
Global Nation - 2019-01-30
A distressed Filipino domestic worker in Saudi Arabia was raped by a Saudi recruiter who had promised to find her a new job with another employer, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on ...

DOJ orders Janette Garin to answer Dengvaxia raps
philstar.com - 2019-01-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has again summoned former health secretary Janette Garin and other officials to answer the criminal charges filed against them over the deaths allegedly caused by the Dengvaxia vaccine. In a hearing ...

Apple Engineer Arrested, Accused Of Stealing Autonomous Vehicle Trade Secrets
Forbes - 2019-01-30
Apple recently cut 200 positions from its autonomous vehicle program, which means that there are a lot of engineers angling for new opportunities inside and out of the company. One employee may have been trying to secure a job with a direct competitor by ...

LEAKED MEMO: Facebook is scrambling to do damage control with 'pissed' employees after Apple blocks its internal apps
Business Insider - 2019-01-30
Apple has caused work inside Facebook to grind to a halt, and the social network's employees are "pissed." On Tuesday, TechCrunch reported that Facebook was quietly operating a research program that paid teens and adults to let the Silicon Valley tech ...

He led open source projects in Microsoft's early days of exploring it. Now he's returning as GitHub's new product head
Business Insider - 2019-01-30
When Shanku Niyogi first encountered GitHub, he was working at Microsoft in its early days of warming up to open source. Now, he's joining GitHub to become its new senior vice president of product, GitHub announced on Wednesday. Niyogi, who has spent over ...

YouTube Music now works with Sonos speakers
The Verge - 2019-01-30
YouTube has announced that, starting today, YouTube Music is now available within the Sonos app and can be played on all Sonos speakers. Users with a YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium subscription will be able to stream albums, remixes, covers ...

iRobot Just Unveiled Terra, Its First Robotic Lawn Mower
YAHOO! - 2019-01-30
For the past 17 years, millions of people around the world have grown accustomed to letting their Roomba robotic vacuums clean their homes. But at long last, this morning iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT) unveiled a worthy outdoor counterpart to its flagship product ...

Xbox One consoles are down
Mashable - 2019-01-30
Xbox One consoles around the world have stopped working. Xbox One owners are reporting major problems with their consoles online with displays being stuck on black screens at startup, games not ...

High Ceilings and a Lovely View: Denisova Cave Was Home to a Lost Branch of Humanity
The New York Times - 2019-01-30
Over the past decade, the Denisova Cave in Siberia has yielded some of the most fascinating fossils ever found. To the naked eye, they are not much to look at -- a few teeth, bits of bone. But the fossils contain DNA dating back tens of thousands of years.

Little Girl Forges a Heartwarming Bond With a Ballet Dancer Who Shares the Same Rare Birth Defect
YAHOO! - 2019-01-30
A little girl and a ballet dancer in Washington, D.C. recently forged a very special bond. 20-year-old Gianna Forte, a dancer with the Washington Ballet, and 9-year-old Kenzie Glasgow were both born with the same rare birth defect: an omphalocele.

Cosmic JS wants to simplify web development so you can focus on content
TechCrunch - 2019-01-30
If you are a web developer, you know how complex many of the traditional web content management systems have been. One of the big problems has been managing the underlying infrastructure for the ...

Early human cousins may have been jewellers: study
YAHOO! - 2019-01-30
Paris (AFP) - A rare species of primitive human roamed the forests of Eurasia 200,000 years ago and may have made tools and even jewellery, according to new research published Wednesday. Denisovans -- a cousin of Neanderthals -- were discovered in 2010 ...

NASA's NICER mission maps 'light echoes' of new black hole
EurekAlert! - 2019-01-30
Scientists have charted the environment surrounding a stellar-mass black hole that is 10 times the mass of the Sun using NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) payload aboard the International Space Station. NICER detected X-ray light ...

U.S. lawmakers request info from insulin makers on rising prices
Reuters - 2019-01-30
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two powerful U.S. lawmakers sent letters to the three leading insulin manufacturers on Wednesday requesting information on why its cost has skyrocketed in recent years and how much the companies profit from the life-sustaining ...

Several Democrats Eying A Presidential Run Embrace 'Medicare-For-All'
NPR - 2019-01-30
"Medicare-for-all," once widely considered a fringe proposal for providing health care in the U.S., is getting more popular. Several Democratic presidential hopefuls are getting behind the idea. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., endorsed the approach Monday in ...

Fortnite adds bluetooth controller support on iOS, Android
Mashable - 2019-01-30
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Lingering mental health problems linked to head injury
Upi.com - 2019-01-30
Jan. 30 (UPI) --If a person has recently suffered a concussion, chances are its effects are going to linger for awhile. More than 21 percent of people who suffer a mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI, could have mental health-related symptoms up to six ...

Survey Finds Higher Risk Of Stroke Among E-Cigarette Users
NPR - 2019-01-30
The use of e-cigarettes is associated with an increased risk of heart attack, heart disease and stroke, according to research that is scheduled to be presented Feb. 6 at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference in Honolulu.

Muntinlupa City makes big strides, implements best practices as model LGU
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-30
Muntinlupa City is hailed the Most Business-Friendly LGU by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry for 2017 and 2018. MAKE no doubt about it. The City of Muntinlupa has been reaping ...

The mass housing mess: Why Filipinos continue to struggle with owning a home
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-30
Millar said the ceiling for socialized housing is P700,000 for a 22-square-meter (sqm) property, while P750,000 is the ceiling for a 24-sqm property in Metro Manila or the National Capital Region ...

For US-China trade talks, hopes are high, expectations remain low
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-30
"We are anticipating no big outcomes this week," said Erin Ennis, senior vice president at the US-China Business Council. A deadline looms. On March 2, the Trump administration is scheduled to ...

Take the boat; lose the wife?
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-30
The store manager was Bob Zapel. He was someone you would consider a genuinely nice guy and a professional at his business. Bob also had great hair, which 40 years ago was important to me.

Accenture ramps up digital transformation
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-30
PROFESSIONAL services company Accenture aims to be more aggressive in its transformation to new technologies this year as it completes moving 60% of its business to innovative platforms and processes. Accenture Philippines Country Managing Director Lito T.

More than $125B of really old money awaits Asia heirs
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-30
"More and more families are thinking of succession," said Peng Qian, associate director of the Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. "We expect huge demand from Asia ...

DILG rejects call to postpone Manila Bay rehabilitation
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-30
LLDA General Manager Jaime C. Medina said cease and desist orders and notices of violation will be issued by the LLDA to business establishments who fail to meet effluent standards for SB water ...

CPG to issue P3 billion in unsecured bonds
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-30
THE board of property developer Century Property Group Inc. (CPG) on Wednesday approved the issuance of P3 billion in unsecured fixed-rate peso retail bond. The company said it would file a ...

Government debt reaches ?7.3-T in 2018
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 30) -- The government's outstanding debt reached ?7.3 trillion last year, growing by 9.6 percent from ?6.7 trillion in 2017 amid higher domestic and ...

QC gov't orders 20% discount in restaurants for solo parents
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 30) -- Solo parents can now enjoy meals in Quezon City restaurants for a cheaper price. The Quezon City government posted Quezon City Ordinance SP No. 2766 ...

Pangilinan sees uphill climb for opposition Senate slate in 2019 polls
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 30) -- For "Otso Diretso" -- the opposition's Senate ticket -- the race to get a seat will be an uphill climb, Liberal Party president Senator Francis ...

Ombudsman prosecutors file motion for Revilla to pay back money in 'pork' case
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 30) - Prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman filed a motion ordering former Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. to pay back the national treasury millions ...

DFA warns Filipinos in US to take precautions vs extreme cold
Global Nation - 2019-01-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday advised Filipinos living in the Midwest of the United States to take extra precautions in the face of extremely cold ...

Federal, state governments failed to prevent smoking, report says
Upi.com - 2019-01-30
Jan. 30 (UPI) --Despite the fact that tobacco is the nation's leading cause of preventable disease, the federal government has failed to prevent the problem, a new report says. About 27 percent of high school students in 2018 used tobacco products, up from ...

College student features dog in graduation photo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-30
MANILA, Philippines -- A college student from Cavite has featured her dog, which she considers a "son," in her graduation photo. Facebook user Giselle Jane Medina David posted a photo of her ...

E-vehicle makers eye battery tie-ups with nickel industry
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-30
ECCP, which has close to 800 members, is a foreign chamber that promotes European interests in the Philippines. It offers a business network that promises to help its members realize business opportunities. The Nickel Initiative conference, which takes ...

DoF pins hopes on tobacco tax passage before Congress break
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-30
"As for the rest they could move forward although we are also open to re-filing the other packages in the next Congress," Mr. Lambino added, referring to the lowering of the corporate income tax rate from 30% to 25% for a large majority of businesses ...

PHL looks to Israeli firms for agriculture technology, investment
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-30
THE Philippines is looking to tap Israeli expertise and investment to develop the agriculture sector, the Department of Agriculture said. At a meeting with an Israeli delegation in Taguig City yesterday, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said he ...

The cannabis industry
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-30
In March 2018, the United Kingdom was reported to be the largest world producer of "legal" cannabis, otherwise known as "medical" marijuana. This was based on 2017 data with the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), which is the independent ...

Murder of peace consultant outrages NDFP
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-30
LUCENA CITY - The communist-led National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) has expressed outrage over the murder of its peace consultant Randy Malayao. "We, the National Democratic ...

Senate ratifies bicam report on OSG, energy efficiency bills
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-30
MANILA, Philippines - The Senate on Wednesday ratified the bicameral conference committee report on bills strengthening the Office of Solicitor General (OSG) and Energy Efficiency and ...

Cold spell to last until February - Pagasa
philstar.com - 2019-01-30
Temperatures are expected to plunge even further in the coming days due to the surge of the northeast monsoon or cold air from China and Siberia, according to the state weather bureau. "We can still experience colder temperatures in February," Ana Liza ...

Senate report recommends criminal liability age threshold to 12, stiffer penalties for parents
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Children as young as 12 years old who acted with discernment should be held criminally liable while parents of children in conflict with the law should suffer stiffer ...

AboitizPower plans P16.8 billion bonds in second half of 2019
philstar.com - 2019-01-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Aboitiz Power Corp. plans to issue up to P16.8 billion fixed-rate bonds in the second half. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange yesterday, AboitizPower said its board approved the issuance of the third tranche of its ...

SE Asia Stocks-Philippines falls most in 2 weeks
Reuters - 2019-01-30
Investors await U.S. Fed decision, Sino-U.S. trade talks * Malaysia down 0.4 pct, exports to China contract By Mensholong Lepcha Jan 30 (Reuters) - Most Southeast ... trade tensions and waning business and consumer confidence. Adding to investor caution ...

Actor Richard Gutierrez cleared of tax evasion charge
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-30
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared actor Richard Gutierrez of tax evasion, falsification of public documents and perjury charges. Gutierrez and his company RGUTZ ...

Rising-Star Philippine Economy Slips, 2019 Seen as Pivotal
Voice of America - 2019-01-30
Investment would create jobs, in turn easing poverty. "In terms of the whole ease of doing business, the Philippines ranks very low, but one of those reasons is poor infrastructure," said Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific chief economist at IHS Markit.

Manila bishop says age of reason not same as discernment
philstar.com - 2019-01-30
According to a Social Weather Stations survey released on Tuesday, majority of Filpinos believe the age of criminal responsibility should be pegged at 15 years old. READ: Minimum age of criminal responsibility should be 15 -- poll The measure is currently ...

Two men in Jolo church blast CCTV clip go to police to clear names
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 30) -- Two persons of interest in the bombings in Jolo, Sulu voluntarily came forward to authorities on Wednesday to deny their involvement in the deadly ...

Barangay chairwoman seeking Congress seat shot dead in Quezon City
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 30) -- A barangay captain seeking a seat in Congress was killed in a shooting incident in Quezon City on Wednesday, police said. According to an initial ...

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