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France fines Google $57 million for breaking Europe's strict new privacy rules
Business Insider - 2019-01-21
Google has been fined EUR50 million ($57 million) by the French privacy watchdog for breaching Europe's strict new privacy rules, the GDPR. France's data watchdog CNIL used its powers under GDPR to levy a considerably higher fine on Google than it could ...

Elon Musk says he talked to CERN about building tunnels for its biggest ever particle collider
Business Insider - 2019-01-21
Scientists have an ambitious new plan to explore the mysteries of the universe, and Elon Musk might be there to help. The Tesla chief executive said on Twitter that he was approached by research organisation CERN, which houses the world's largest particle ...

MMP9 Inhibitor Added to Chemo in Gastric/GEJ Cancer
Medscape - 2019-01-21
SAN FRANCISCO -- Adding the investigational agent andecaliximab (ADX, Gilead) to front line chemotherapy did not improve outcomes in patients with advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma, but an exploratory analysis suggested ...

Big turnout as first leg of Bangsamoro plebiscite conducted
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-21
Aside from the Sunday night explosion, police said they also found another unexploded grenade in another business establishment downtown. Mayor Sayadi complained about supposed MILF leaders who ...

Business groups tell Duterte to sign rice tariff bill
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-21
In File Photo: A worker carries a sack of rice on his head at a rice store in Makati City. BUSINESS executives want no less than an enactment into law of the rice tariffication bill, as they ...

Trabaho bill passage, B.B.B. seen to boost S.M.E. growth in regions
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-21
This will improve the business climate in these regions and provinces, and bring economic growth and development to a larger number of Filipinos. He said this will make it possible for growth and ...

Migrants need better access to health care in Europe - WHO
Rappler - 2019-01-21
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Europe must guarantee migrants better access to medical care, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged Monday, January 21, and highlighted massive disparities in access to health services in different countries. "To improve their ...

Privacy body to continue with passport data breach probe despite DFA assurance
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday maintained no passport data was stolen nor shared to any unauthorized person. Despite this, the ...

Superbugs and anti-vaxxers make WHO's list of 10 global health threats
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
(CNN) -- From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will ...

Senators disagree on lowering age of criminal liability
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) -- Senators are divided on the move to lower the age of criminal liability, even as Senate President Tito Sotto maintained that majority of the upper ...

SM scholars flood social media with messages of gratitude for Henry Sy Sr.
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-21
Shortly after news of his death became public on January 19, an outpouring of messages of love and gratitude began to flood social media ... IT Department, SM Prime Holdings; Novelyn B.

Andaya quits House majority leadership, takes role as appropriations panel head
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-21
Andaya, in his speech, said there is one unfinished major business left, and that is the passage of the 2019 national budget. "The duty of preparing this annual catalogue falls upon us.

Oxfam says world wealth inequality out of control, advocates fairer taxes
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-21
anti-poverty campaigner Oxfam warned on Monday ahead of the annual gathering of business and political leaders in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. Oxfam, which has for years been trying to bring ...

Will housing department help address backlog?
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-21
which will be a key strategy to encourage housing delivery and improve living condition of Filipinos," SHDA Chairman and 8990 Holdings President and Chief Executive Officer Willibaldo J. Uy said in the same statement. For Mr. Zarate, to solve the housing ...

Bullish PLDT to increase capex for 2019
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-21
So I think 2019 will be a heavy volume year... The plan is to push the business as much as we can," he added. PayMaya, FINTQ and freenet are some of the services handled by Voyager, the digital arm of PLDT which posted a loss of P1.8 billion in the nine ...

I asked 9 executives for the best ways to build a career you're proud of, and came away with 5 key lessons
Business Insider - 2019-01-21
Career growth can feel like a mystery when you're trying to get somewhere without a clear path to advancement or a map to tell you what to do. Despite facing those same challenges, the nine executives Business Insider interviewed for this feature have ...

I Ate What I Wanted Every Other Day--and Lost 175 Pounds
YAHOO! - 2019-01-21
A London native, Paul White only planned to stay in New York City for a one-month stint at a Wall Street bank. But after falling in love with an American woman, he made the U.S. his permanent home-where he fell in love with American food, too. Over the ...

A Rising Threat to Pregnant Women: Syphilis
The New York Times - 2019-01-21
Syphilis continues to make a dismaying comeback in the United States. Between 2012 and 2016, the rate of primary and secondary syphilis among women increased 111 percent. Over the same period, the rate of congenital syphilis increased by 87 percent.

Flu season update: Which states are experiencing high influenza-like activity?
YAHOO! - 2019-01-21
Flu season is in full swing, and according to this week's FluView report, seasonal influenza activity remains elevated in the United States as the flu is widespread in most of the country. A total of 19 influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been ...

Ex-chief of Sorsogon police named PNP acting spokesman
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) appointed on Monday the former director of the Sorsogon Police Provincial Office as its new acting spokesperson. Senior Supt.

Business groups urge Palace to sign the rice tariffication measure
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-21
NINE major business organizations pressed President Rodrigo R. Duterte to sign legislation on his desk liberalizing rice imports and imposing a series of tariffs on imported rice, as a means to ensure food is affordable for most of the population.

Public transport mess and traffic congestion
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-21
This short article will narrow it down to five factors. People who live in many villages in Quezon City, Las Piñas and other cities and going to the big commercial and business districts (CBDs) in Makati, Taguig/BGC or Mandaluyong/Ortigas, taking public ...

Tropical depression to renew flood danger across the Philippines through Monday
AccuWeather - 2019-01-21
Residents of the Philippines are being put on alert for the dangers of flash flooding and mudslides as a tropical depression impacts the country. Known as Tropical Depression Amang in the Philippines, an area of low pressure will spread locally heavy ...

Vote buying, ballot snatching reported in Isabela City
philstar.com - 2019-01-21
ISABELA CITY, Basilan, Philippines --The conduct of the plebiscite of the Bangsamoro Organic Law in Isabela City was marred by varied complaints, including ballot snatching and vote buying, according to authorities. But the Commission on Election also ...

Researchers Find A Web Of Factors Behind Multiple Sclerosis
NPR - 2019-01-21
As the story goes, nearly 80 years ago on the Faroe Islands - a stark North Atlantic archipelago 200 miles off the coast of Scotland -- a neurologic epidemic may have washed, or rather convoyed, ashore. Before 1940 the incidence of multiple sclerosis on ...

World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions
Inquirer - 2019-01-21
DAVOS, Switzerland -- The International Monetary Fund has cut its forecast for world economic growth this year, citing heightened trade tensions and rising US interest rates. The IMF said Monday ...

Bam Aquino says opposition bets grateful for endorsements from political parties
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Bam Aquino said on Monday that the endorsement of Otso Diretso senatorial bets by political parties is essential in their uphill battle against other candidates in ...

Former Associate Justice Leonardo Quisumbing dies
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) -- Former Supreme Court Associate Justice Leonardo Quisumbing died on Sunday at the age of 79, the Supreme Court said. The Supreme Court in a statement ...

French drugs suspect escapes Indonesian jail using saws and sarongs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
Mataram, Indonesia - An accused French drug trafficker has broken out of an Indonesian jail by sawing through bars on a second floor window and rappelling to freedom with a sarong, police said ...

Senate approves ?3.757-T 2019 budget
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) -- The Senate on Monday passed on second and third readings the ?3.757-trillion budget bill for 2019. All 14 senators voted in favor of House Bill ...

Court favors Taguig garbage contractor in lakeside property dispute
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) has allowed the solid waste contractor of Taguig City to continue using the lakeside property along C6 Road for its operations. In its 19 page ...

Senate cuts DPWH budget, restores P20 B to DOH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Senate has reduced the budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) but restored some P20 billion to the budget of the Department of Health. On Monday ...

SPECIAL REPORT: Insider trading still prevalent in Philippines
philstar.com - 2019-01-21
which is similar to the illegal numbers game called jueteng Palabrica said that when news came out that Philippine National Bank, then government-owned, lent P600 million to BW and that Macau gambling magnate Stanley Ho would reportedly invest in the ...

Polls close in historic Bangsamoro plebiscite
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) -- Official counting of votes for the historic Bangsamoro law plebiscite is now underway. Polling precincts in the areas of Autonomous Region in Muslim ...

House approves bill abolishing Road Board on 3rd reading again
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) -- The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading again the bill abolishing the Road Board on Thursday. The vote was 180-0, with no ...

House OKs Road Board abolition bill on final reading
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The House of Representatives on Monday unanimously gave its nod to House Bill No. 7436, which seeks to abolish the graft-tainted Road Board and remit all collections from ...

Senate OKs 2019 budget on final reading
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Senate has unanimously approved on third and final reading the proposed P3.757 trillion national budget for 2019. Fourteen senators voted on Monday to approve the 2019 ...

New petition filed vs 3rd extension of martial law in Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Another petition has been filed with the Supreme Court seeking to declare the third martial law extension in Mindanao as unconstitutional. The petitioners, led by former ...

Coffee clash brewing in China: Startup Luckin takes on Starbucks
Inquirer - 2019-01-21
When Starbucks came to China two decades ago it promised to open a new store every 15 hours. Now a homegrown rival, Luckin Coffee, plans to build a high tech-driven shop every three and a half ...

Cops seize 85 guns, 12 grenades at checkpoints before BOL plebiscite
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Police have confiscated 85 firearms and 12 grenades since setting up election checkpoints a week prior to the conduct of the plebiscite for the ratification of the ...

Capiz Rep. Fred Castro is new majority leader
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
MANILA, Philippines (Updated) -- Camarines Sur 1st District Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. formally yielded his majority leadership to Capiz 2nd District Rep. Fredenil Castro whom he described "our ...

'Amang' slightly speeds up, continues to drench Eastern Visayas, Bicol region
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) -- Tropical depression "Amang" has slightly gained speed as it continues to bring rains over southern Luzon and Eastern Visayas, the state weather ...

Senators divided on lowering age of criminal liability
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
MANILA, Philippines - Senators were divided over a House bill seeking to lower the minimum age of criminal liability from 15 to nine years old. Ralph Recto said the proposal ...

Drunk man ran over by ambulance
philstar.com - 2019-01-21
TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan, Philippines -- A farmer believed to be drunk died after he was run over by an ambulance rushing two children to a hospital in Barangay Toran, Aparri, Cagayan on Saturday. Police said Arthuro Talaña, a resident of Barangay Nagattatan ...

Ice glazes over swath of US as wind chills fall below zero
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
Wind chills will bring temperatures into teens in the New York City area and down to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 40 degrees Celsius) in upstate New York, the National Weather Service predicted.

MILF fears 'manipulation' in Bangsamoro plebiscite
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) -- The Moro Islamic Liberation Front fears a possible "manipulation" in the plebiscite for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) may undermine strong support ...

Andaya to head House budget committee
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) -- A change in the House majority leadership is expected during the chamber's plenary session on Monday afternoon. Majority Leader Rolando Andaya is ...

Senate bet says surveys a form of mind conditioning, fake news
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
MANILA, Philippines - Senatorial candidate Larry Gadon on Monday filed a petition before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to stop the Social Weather Stations (SWS) and Pulse Asia from ...

Signal No. 1 in 8 areas as 'Amang' approaches Southern Leyte
philstar.com - 2019-01-21
In its Severe Weather Bulletin issued early Monday morning, PAGASA said "Amang" was 70 kilometers north of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte and 70 km east northeast of Maasin City, Southern Leyte. The tropical depression is moving west northwest at 10 kph ...

New 'planetary health diet' can save lives and the planet, major review suggests
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
(CNN) -- An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. The "planetary ...

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