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Possible building block of life detected inside distant star
Upi.com - 2019-01-23
Jan. 23 (UPI) --Scientists have detected the prebiotic molecule glycolonitrile inside a distant star for the first time. Researchers think the molecule may have played a role in the emergence of life on Earth. Glycolonitrile is considered an important ...

No, Instagram isn't restricting your posts so that only 7% of your followers see them
Business Insider - 2019-01-23
Another day, another viral hoax about how social networks operate. Misinformation has been spreading recently about Instagram's algorithm, with claims that the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app is restricting the reach of users' posts to just 7% of their ...

'BlacKkKlansman' earns Spike Lee first Oscar nomination for Best Director
Mashable - 2019-01-23
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Why the CEO of a $7 billion health system wants tech giants like Microsoft to use 'non-creepy' data to help track patients
Business Insider - 2019-01-23
DAVOS, Switzerland -- Marc Harrison has a meeting scheduled with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Friday. Business Insider executive editor Matt Turner sat down with Harrison, the CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, the main health system in Utah, at the World ...

What Are the Pros and Cons of Your EHR?
Medscape - 2019-01-23
It has been nearly a decade since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act set aside $35 billion to encourage physicians to use electronic health record (EHR) systems. Selection and implementation of the right system, however, have not come without ...

Hulu takes another dig at Netflix, drops its price to just $5.99 per month
Mashable - 2019-01-23
Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Hulu isn't done taunting ...

Navigating The Many Risks Of PFAS In M&A Transactions
Law360 - 2019-01-23
[1] There are seemingly daily updates regarding either the omnipresence, potential health impacts or regulation of PFAS. It can be a challenge for environmental transactional attorneys to keep abreast of these updates, let alone to develop an understanding ...

Facebook settles lawsuit over scammy ads with $3.9 million donation and a new reporting tool
The Verge - 2019-01-23
British financial journalist Martin Lewis is dropping a lawsuit against Facebook after reaching a settlement with the company. Last year, Lewis alleged that Facebook defamed him by serving numerous ads that used his face and name to market sketchy ...

Google, Facebook spend big on U.S. lobbying amid policy battles
YAHOO! - 2019-01-23
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google disclosed in a quarterly filing on Tuesday that it spent a company-record $21.2 million on lobbying the U.S. government in 2018, topping its previous high of $18.22 million in 2012, as the search engine ...

PSA screenings reduce prostate cancer death by 30 percent, study says
Upi.com - 2019-01-23
Jan. 23 (UPI) --PSA screenings have reduced prostate cancer deaths by about 30 percent, according to a new study. The research, published this month by researchers at the University of Gothenburg, pushes back against a recommendation from Swedish officials ...

Doctor Who Cared for Ariz. Woman Who Gave Birth in Vegetative State Is Suspended
YAHOO! - 2019-01-23
Two doctors responsible for the care of a woman in a long-term vegetative state who gave birth last month are no longer working with patients after one was suspended and the other resigned, according to the Arizona facility. Hacienda Healthcare confirmed ...

Manila Zoo temporarily closed for sewer line construction
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 23) -- The Manila Zoo will be temporarily closed to the public pending improvements in line with the upcoming rehabilitation of the Manila Bay. The 60-year ...

"Black Panther" makes history with Oscar nom for Best Picture
Mashable - 2019-01-23
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Uplift raises $123M to bring flexible payments to the travel industry
TechCrunch - 2019-01-23
Travel financing startup Uplift is announcing that it has raised $123 million in Series C funding. Uplift has been relatively quiet about its business until now. Its founder and CEO is Brian Barth ...

Farm output growth misses 2018 goal
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-23
"They are banking so much on the RCEF (Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund) and the release of the coco levy funds for agriculture to be able to bounce back in 2019," Mr. Piñol told reporters on Wednesday. "We are keeping our fingers crossed that ...

Black smokers at higher risk for peripheral artery disease
Upi.com - 2019-01-23
Jan. 23 (UPI) --African-Americans who smoke may be at higher risk for developing peripheral artery disease, a new study says. Smoking more than a pack of cigarettes per day significantly also raised the risk of developing PAD among participants more than ...

Cabinet studies options on Hanjin PHL bailout
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-23
The four others are Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. (Metrobank), BDO Unibank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) and Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI). Also on Wednesday, the Department of ...

Saso out to defend Philippine Ladies Amateur Open crown
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-23
She also boasts of two victories in the local pro circuit, the last at Ayala Greenfield last year ... and sponsored by EVA Air, San Miguel Corp., Cherrylume, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Pascual ...

Jobs under FIRe: Old work types burned, new skills rising
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-23
For one, an official of the Department of Labor and Employment ... The ADB said these non-routine and cognitive jobs, like managers and technical experts, also have the least chances of being ...

Sustaining growth in a gloomy world
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-23
The global business horizon looks dim in 2019, based on a worldwide survey by consulting firm PwC that was released on Monday, on the eve of the World Economic Forum opening in Davos, Switzerland.

More cell towers a boon for PHL telco industry
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-23
Why is it, some wonder, that even with the vast war chest and a gigantic bandwidth at their disposal, Globe and PLDT still cannot provide their subscribers with fast Internet connection?

Gaps in the ILO-DOLE decent work programming
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-23
Is this really the way forward to job creation? Are GVCs, including the offshored business processes, not in danger of shrinking under the Fourth Industrial Revolution due to the rise of the ...

New ambassador to foster broader, deeper ties with PHL, Asean
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-23
Australian firms are operating in sectors such as business-process outsourcing, financial services, education, technology and mining. Companies such as ANZ, Telstra, QBE and Macquarie, among ...

Cement makers air diverse views on imposition of safeguard duty
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-23
On the sidelines of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines briefing, ECCP President and Republic Cement Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nabil Francis told reporters that the Philippines ...

Postcode Poverty and Brexit Concerns 'Threaten Child Health'
Medscape - 2019-01-23
Child poverty, cuts to public health services, and uncertainties about Brexit, threaten to undermine a "hugely welcome shift" towards UK-wide improvements in children's health, experts said. A progress report by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child ...

LOOK: Daraga Mayor Baldo in hospital, skips inquest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-23
MANILA, Philippines -- For failing to show up during inquest proceedings, Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo submitted to the police on Wednesday a certificate of confinement, proving he remained ...

Economic team 'reacted very fast' to headwinds, Dominguez asserts
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 23) -- Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez on Tuesday said the administration has made progress in achieving its socioeconomic goals, but admitted ...

Duterte 'comfortable' with minimum age of criminal responsibility at 12
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 23) -- Despite criticisms from some lawmakers and experts, President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he was "comfortable" with the proposed measure ...

Customs raids in Pampanga yield illegal cigarette-making machines worth P200 million
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-23
Guerrero, proceeded to the Global Aseana Business Park and San Simon Industrial Park in San Simon, Pampanga last week to conduct the initial investigation and examination. In a news statement ...

What PHL lacks in infra, stability, it makes up in tax perks - survey
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-23
According to the Jetro survey, the number of Japanese firms that will expand business this year declined to 52 percent from 63 percent last year, as those who opted to hold on to their capital and ...

Duterte: I may campaign for those who helped me along the way
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 23) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he could bat for some candidates in the upcoming elections. This comes after his reminder to members of the military ...

Office market still bullish amid projected slowdown in take-up
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-23
IT-business process management follows at 36 percent. Traditional offices got 19 percent of the supply. "While we are positive on 2019, we encourage our clients to diversify their tenancy mix ...

FALSE: Duterte 'signed' universal health care bill in October 2018
Rappler - 2019-01-23
CLAIM: On October 15, 2018, a Facebook page purportedly owned by TV host and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Executive Director V Arnell Ignacio claimed that President Rodrigo Duterte already signed the universal health care bill into ...

Deliberating the Hanjin Debacle
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-23
The Bangko Sentral did its part by assuring us that the effect of the Hanjin debacle to the banking system is negligible because the exposure of the aforementioned banks is only 0.24% of all loans in the system. While there is deep concern about the ...

Japan's biggest airline ANA 'in talks' to invest in PAL
Rappler - 2019-01-23
Nikkei Asian Review, citing sources ... PAL is upgrading its fleet until 2024 as it aims to become a 5-star airline. At the moment, it is the Philippines' first and only 4-star airline.

Enrile favors lowering of minimum age of criminal responsibility
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said he favors the lowering of the minimum age of criminal responsibility, adding that criminal syndicates tend to use minors to ...

Duterte to fire another government official
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 23) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said another government official could be sacked on Thursday. In his speech at the Tricycle Operators and Drivers ...

Duterte names Senate bets to support outside PDP-Laban
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-23
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday bared more names of senatorial candidates he would support for the 2019 midterm elections. Duterte said he would endorse the ...

Landslides, flooding from dam kill 8 in central Indonesia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-23
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Torrential rains overwhelmed a dam and caused landslides that killed at least eight people and displaced more than 2,000 in central Indonesia, officials said Wednesday.

Arroyo as finance chief? 'It's a big step-down for her,' Dominguez says
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 23) -- House Speaker Gloria Arroyo may be qualified to lead the Department of Finance (DOF), but the agency's current chief believes it's "a big step-down ...

Gun allegedly used in Batocabe slay found in fish pond
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 23) -- Police found the caliber .45 pistol supposedly used in shooting AKO Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe in a fish pond in Albay on Wednesday.

Comelec awaiting BOL plebiscite complaints
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-23
MANILA, Philippines - Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez on Wednesday said that the commission would wait for the filing of complaints on the alleged manipulation of ...

Amid public anger, House relents on criminalizing 9-yr-olds
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-23
MANILA, Philippines -- In an unprecedented move, the House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a bill seeking to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 12 ...

House OKs on 2nd reading bill lowering age of criminal liability to 12
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 23) -- Following backlash from experts and opposition from senators, the House of Representatives approved on second reading the bill lowering the minimum ...

Comelec reschedules Bangsamoro vote canvassing anew
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 23) -- The National Plebiscite Board of Canvassers (NPBOC) has rescheduled the canvassing of the Bangsamoro plebiscite votes to Thursday, as the ...

Gun used in killing Batocabe recovered from fish pond
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Police recovered on Wednesday the .45-caliber pistol used by the main gunman in the murder of Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe and his police escort. The police found the ...

New IBM mentorship program readies students for a tech-powered future
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-23
CEO of IBM Asia-Pacific. "The Philippines needs more of these skills if the trajectory of six to seven percent growth is going to continue." From blue collar to new collar Created in 2011, P-TECH draws a direct path through high school, college ...

Lumad teachers, student file 4th petition to declare martial law unconstitutional
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Three Lumad teachers and a student from the Save Our Schools network on Wednesday have joined the clamor for the Supreme Court to declare the third extension of martial law ...

Druggie-turned-lawmaker: No to bill making 9-year-old kids criminally liable
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Even a lawmaker who admitted he was a drug addict and involved in a drug syndicate before opposed the lowering of the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to nine ...

ANA to buy 10% stake in Philippine Airlines, say sources
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-01-23
TOKYO -- ANA Holdings plans to acquire a roughly 10% stake in PAL Holdings, the parent company of Philippine Airlines, in a deal valued at 10 billion yen ($91 million), sources said on Tuesday.

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