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What It's Like To Breathe Some Of The Most Polluted Air In The World
NPR - 2018-11-25
The first thing I do every morning is open my balcony door and check the air outside. If I spot the blue sky, I'm overjoyed and draw in a deep breath. But many days, the air has a dusty, burnt taste. I make a mental note to not forget my air filter mask ...

Dangerous Infection Tied To Hospitals Now Becoming Common Outside Them
NPR - 2018-11-25
Named from the Greek kloster, for spindle, a class of bacteria known as Clostridia abounds in nature. Staining deep violet under the microscope, they appear as slender rods with a bulge at one end, like a tadpole or maple seed. They thrive in soil, marine ...

Female farm workers still get lower wages
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Female workers in the agriculture sector -- the least performing economic sector in the country--continue to be paid less than men, latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. The 2017 Trends in Agricultural ...

More than 100 wounded in chemical attack in Syria
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-25
DAMASCUS -- A Syrian official and the state news agency say more than 100 people have been treated at hospitals after a suspected poison gas attack by rebels in the northern city of Aleppo ...

Amendments to Seed Law pushed
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Seed Industry Development Act of 1992 (Philippine Seed Law) needs to be amended in order for the sector to thrive, an official of the Philippine Seed Industry Association (PSIA) said. "I think the Philippine seed law really ...

27 EU leaders approve terms of Brexit deal: Tusk
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-25
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The leaders of the 27 other European Union members states on Sunday approved the terms of a historic Brexit deal with Britain, at a special summit in Brussels. "EU27 has ...

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are increasingly merging
Inquirer - 2018-11-25
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island -- The physical rush of Black Friday and the armchair browsing of Cyber Monday are increasingly blending into one big holiday shopping event as more customers buy items ...

Duterte honors wounded soldiers in Zamboanga
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 25) -- President Rodrigo Duterte visited on Saturday 23 soldiers wounded in clashes in Sulu. Duterte visited Camp Navarro General Hospital in Zamboanga ...

AFP supports intent of MO 32 to suppress lawless violence
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 25) -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said it supports the intent of Memorandum Order (MO) No. 32. In a statement from AFP Spokesperson BGen ...

More than 8,000 aspirants complete bar examinations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-25
The first day focused on Political Law, International Law ... supporters and relatives of bar takers flocked around the University of Santo Tomas campus, the venue of the exams, for the ...

Govt troops foil bombing try in Maguindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-25
CAMP SIONGCO, MAGUINDANAO - Army and police bomb experts deactivated late Saturday a powerful roadside improvised bomb that the villagers found along the highway in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

Money laundering: Dutch police find cash in washing machine
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-25
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Dutch police who found 350,000 euros ($400,000 or P20.8 million) hidden inside a washing machine have detained a man on suspicion of -- what else? -- money laundering.

Electronics makers back higher tax on GIE
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Inc. (SEIPI) is pushing for the implementation of a higher tax rate of six to seven percent on gross income earned (GIE) to replace the 18 percent tax rate for eligible ...

Best practices in project feasibility study and analysis
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
He was the chairman of Finance and Accounting Department and Program Director of the Master in Development Management in Public Finance at the Asian Institute of Management. He was the vice chair of the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy and the ...

Snatching from the taxman
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
With the vast powers of the tax authorities to exact compliance, impose loss of sleep through earth-shaking assessments, and make you pay dearly for your actual sins, chances are you will break and they will win. Back to earth though - against that vast ...

Customs starts fuel marking system next year
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is implementing early next year a fuel marking and monitoring scheme to help prevent the smuggling of oil into the country. In a statement released over the weekend, the BOC said the fuel marking system ...

Angara urges BIR to withdraw memo taxing health card premiums
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-25
Senator Sonny Angara called on the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to withdraw its revenue memorandum circular which states that health card premiums shall be subject to tax. Angara, who chairs ...

'Tomas' maintains strength as it nears PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 25) -- A typhoon that has briefly left the country will return Sunday afternoon, weather officials said. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and ...

Drainpipe collapses in Quezon City; traffic expected
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) yesterday warned motorists there would be heavy traffic in Quezon City after a drainpipe collapsed at the intersection of N.S. Amoranto Sr. and Banawe streets when a 22-wheeler ...

Beloved Philippine Designer Randy Ortiz Marks 30 Years In Fashion
Forbes - 2018-11-25
Longevity in a business that is fickle and fast paced was also credited ... When he was president of the Fashion Design Council of the Philippines (FDCP) for two terms, he advocated the promotion of local weaves. "I would work closely with the weavers ...

Typhoon Man-yi may reenter Philippines
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Typhoon Man-yi left the Philippine area of responsibility yesterday, but may reenter within the next 12 to 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) said. The state weather bureau said ...

Lorenzana bares China efforts to stop Pag-asa Island construction, visit
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 23) -- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Friday revealed how China tried to stop the government from repairing structures on Pag-asa Island, one of the ...

Dolce & Gabbana has a big China problem after ad causes outrage
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-25
Chinese celebrities are already "under pressure" to demonstrate their patriotism following movie star Fan Bingbing's recent temporary disappearance and allegations against her of tax evasion ...

Fitch Ratings flags bias in the selection of a 3rd telco
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 24) -- Mislatel is now the official third major telecommunications player, but an international credit rater has doubts in the selection process.

Black Friday online sales set record $6.22B, tracking service reports
Upi.com - 2018-11-24
Nov. 24 (UPI) --Online Black Friday companies racked up a record $6.22 billion in sales, up 23.6 percent from last year, according to Adobe Analytics. Adobe's data is based on an analysis of more than 1 trillion visits to retail sites and 55 million stock ...

Supporting young leaders is smart business
Inquirer - 2018-11-24
"Government is not a static organism; it evolves ... and its capabilities depend strongly on the technical ... Institute to the innovative programs of organizations like Asia Society Philippines.

Why PH is becoming center of hospitality training in Asia
Inquirer - 2018-11-24
Entitled Harvest of Hope for the Youth With A Future, this is a program of the Ducasse Education ... College, the Philippines is really becoming the center of hospitality training in Asia.

Philippines mulls tariff on palm oil imports
philstar.com - 2018-11-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Despite the existing tariff-free agreement within the ASEAN region, the Philippines is now mulling to impose duty on palm oil imports amid the possible dumping of the commodity in the country causing a slump in the prices of coconut.

Report: Cable companies issuing refunds for 'The Match'
Reuters - 2018-11-24
Major cable companies across the country said they will refund customers who bought the right to watch "The Match" between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on Friday -- an event that ultimately was streamed for free. Comcast, Charter Spectrum and Cox ...

PopCom scales up campaign on reproductive health
philstar.com - 2018-11-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Population (PopCom) is scaling up its education campaign about reproductive health, as it underscored the importance of informed choice in planning a family. PopCom executive director Juan Antonio Perez III said ...

Apple Reportedly Restarts iPhone X Production
Yahoo Finance - 2018-11-24
Back on Sept. 12, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) announced no fewer than three new iPhones: iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. The iPhone XR was a successor to both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus that ...

The Electric Airplane Revolution May Come Sooner Than You Think
YAHOO! - 2018-11-24
An all-electric mini-airliner that can go 621 miles on one charge and replace many of the turboprops and light jets in use now--flying almost as far and almost as fast but for a fraction of the running costs--could be in service within three years.

If You Swallow A Lego, Here Is When You'll Get It Back
Forbes - 2018-11-24
What do you hope to say soon after you've swallowed a Lego figurine head? Poop there it is. But is it true that all things must pass or at least all Lego figurine heads must pass? And if so, how long will it take? They also specified that the subjects ...

Additive Manufacturing Industrializes: A Serious Show Shows A Serious Industry
Forbes - 2018-11-24
Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Manufacturing I focus on the industrialization of additive manufacturing. Trade shows and conferences are time- and energy-intensive expeditions often requiring significant travel and expense.

Leaning Tower of Pisa continues long path toward vertical
philstar.com - 2018-11-24
After more than two decades of efforts to straighten it, engineers said the famed Tuscan bell tower has recovered 1.57 inches more and is in better structural health than predicted. ANSA news agency quoted Nunziante Squeglia, a consultant to the ...

My Escape to amazing
philstar.com - 2018-11-24
But the wines from the Leeuwin vineyards were too hard to resist. As wine expert Phil Hutchison explained, good wine is almost entirely dependent on weather conditions. Apparently, the weather was very much in their favor a few years back. The grapes ...

Shopify Topped 2017 Totals by Afternoon: Weekend Sales Update
Bloomberg L.P. - 2018-11-24
The Black Friday frenzy is over -- sort of. Sales are expected to roar on through Cyber Monday, with traffic and data reports from the post-Thanksgiving shopping bonanza starting to trickle in. Given the strong economy and the health of the U.S. consumer ...

Khloé Kardashian Had Trouble Breastfeeding Due to Stress--and So Many Women Relate
YAHOO! - 2018-11-24
Khloé Kardashian has had to relive the difficult moments in which she dealt with Tristan Thompson's cheating scandal while giving birth as Keeping Up With the Kardashians airs each week. And while live-tweeting during the show Sunday, the reality star ...

Congo approves clinical trials for Ebola treatments
YAHOO! - 2018-11-24
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese authorities have authorized clinical trials for four experimental Ebola treatments, which will allow researchers to collect valuable data about their effectiveness, the health ministry said on Saturday. Health workers have ...

US urging allies to shun Huawei
philstar.com - 2018-11-24
WASHINGTON, United States -- The United States is trying to persuade wireless companies and internet providers in allied countries to shun equipment made by Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, citing cyber security risks, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Carpio optimistic on getting SC post despite qualms on PH-China ties
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 24) -- Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, a staunch critic of the warming ties between the Philippines and China, says that he is optimistic of his ...

Twin's Difficult Birth Put A Project Designed To Reduce C-Sections To The Test
NPR - 2018-11-24
The tiny hand and forearm slipped out too early. Babies are not delivered shoulder first. Dr. Terri Marino, an obstetrician in the Boston area who specializes in high-risk deliveries, tucked it back inside the boy's mother. "He was trying to shake my hand ...

Water supply projects launched in Marawi schools
philstar.com - 2018-11-24
LANAO DEL SUR, Philippines -- Benefactors launched Friday water supply projects in ten school campuses in the conflict-stricken Marawi City. About half of the more that 300,000 people displaced by the May 23 to Oct. 16, 2017 conflict in Marawi City that ...

DM Wenceslao eyes venture into power
philstar.com - 2018-11-24
PSALM president Irene Joy Garcia said the Malaya power asset has been attracting a number of interested investors. These include Phinma Energy Corp., STX Marine Service Co. Ltd, AC Energy Inc., SMC Global, Panasia Energy Inc., Quezon Power (Philippines ...

Phoenix Petroleum selling up to P5 billion preferred shares
philstar.com - 2018-11-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Listed independent oil player Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. is eyeing to raise up to P5 billion from its planned preferred share sale to bankroll its expansion plans. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange yesterday ...

George Ty, Metrobank founder, dies at 86
philstar.com - 2018-11-24
MANILA, Philippines -- George S.K. Ty -- the Filipino tycoon whose business spans in banking, auto, property development, power generation and insurance -- died Friday at the age of 86. Ty, whose real time net worth hit $2.8 billion as of November 11 ...

SMEs back Comprehensive Tax Reform Program Package 2
philstar.com - 2018-11-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from Luzon and Central Visayas have expressed support for the second package of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP), saying the measure would enable them to expand their businesses and ...

HSBC: PH economy to chug along despite short-term risks
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 23) -- A major international bank remained optimistic in the Philippine economy. In an interview with CNN Philippines' Business Roundup, HSBC Asean ...

French wine market to shrink further, but organics surge--report
Inquirer - 2018-11-24
Sales of French wines made with organically grown grapes are set to double between now and 2022, even as the downward trend for overall wine consumption appears firmly in place, an industry ...

Retailers look to millennials for holiday shopping cheer
Inquirer - 2018-11-24
As the U.S. holiday shopping season kicked off Friday, retailers were looking to an unexpected savior to keep the tills humming: millennials. The generation of 22 to 37-year-olds have long been ...

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