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Apple's Black Friday deals have already gone live in Australia -- here's a sneak peek at all the discounts
Business Insider - 2018-11-22
Apple's pre-announced four-day "shopping event" has already gone live in Australia, where it is currently Friday. If you were hoping Apple would discount any of its newest products, like the iPhone XS or redesigned MacBook Air, prepare to be disappointed.

Night shifts combined with an unhealthy lifestyle even worse for type 2 diabetes risk
YAHOO! - 2018-11-22
New research has found that women who work rotating night shifts and have unhealthy lifestyle habits have a particularly high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Carried out by US, Chinese, and Austrian researchers, the new study looked at data gathered ...

With rate freeze, BSP seen to trim bank reserves
philstar.com - 2018-11-22
the chief economist of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) said yesterday. In a briefing, BPI lead economist Emilio Neri, Jr. said with the assumption that average global oil prices would rise slower next year, headline inflation would start to fall ...

Philippines to discuss joint exploration with China in disputed waters
philstar.com - 2018-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- After the signing of the Philippines-China cooperation on joint oil and gas development, the Department of Energy (DOE) will discuss with its Chinese counterpart a plan to pursue joint exploration in the disputed waters. In the ...

Toddlers may sleep better in cribs until age 3
Reuters - 2018-11-22
(Reuters Health) - Parents who wait to start the crib-to-bed transition until toddlers are 3 years old may find that both they and their children get better sleep, researchers say. In a survey of parents and caregivers across five countries, those who ...

3 contract killers shot dead in Batangas
philstar.com - 2018-11-22
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines -- Three alleged guns-for-hire were killed in an alleged shootout with law enforcers in Taysan, Batangas yesterday. Police said Solomon Panal, Virgilio Hernandez and Efren Cruzada, who were in a gray Toyota Hi-Ace ...

DOLE still checking Chinese workers in Philippines
philstar.com - 2018-11-22
At this time, DOLE is coordinating with the Department of Justice in regulating the entry of foreign workers. Data from the Bureau of Immigration showed that 1.8 million Chinese entered the country from 2015 to 2017, a yearly average of 615,000.

Government sets pledging session for Marawi
philstar.com - 2018-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The government is set to hold on Nov. 28 a pledging session to gather foreign financing assistance for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the war-torn Marawi City, the Department of Finance (DOF) said on Wednesday. Finance ...

How Walmart is trying to reinvent in-store shopping to win Black Friday
The Verge - 2018-11-22
Although we may be doing an increasing amount of shopping online, a vast majority of retail still occurs in the real world -- and no event better emphasizes that fact than Black Friday, the annual holiday shopping extravaganza that consumes US retailers ...

Costco's Black Friday 2018 Ad Has Nasty Expensive Surprises
Forbes - 2018-11-22
This post was created by the Contributor in partnership with BestBlackFriday.com, which specializes in holiday season sales. The deals highlighted within this post were independently selected. Only BestBlackFriday.com will receive compensation from them.

Government intervention looms in Iloilo power struggle
philstar.com - 2018-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The government may step in to ensure continued power service in Iloilo amid the impasse between controversial utility firm Panay Electric Co. (PECO) and new franchise holder MORE Power and Electric Co., according to Energy Secretary ...

32 nabbed for drugs in Metro Manila
philstar.com - 2018-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 32 suspected pushers and users were arrested in Metro Manila over the past two days. Among those apprehended was Grab driver and former drug detainee Jonathan Lusuergo Roxas, 31, who was arrested for trying to smuggle P200 ...

Asia United Bank books higher income as of Sept.
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-22
ASIA UNITED Bank Corp. (AUB) booked a slightly higher net income in the first nine months of the year, boosted by strong growth in its lending business. In a regulatory filing on Thursday, the Ng-led lender said its unaudited consolidated net profit stood ...

16 Negros Occidental drug pushers sentenced to life imprisonment
philstar.com - 2018-11-22
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines -- Sixteen drug peddlers, four of them women, have been sentenced to life imprisonment for selling illegal drugs in Negros Occidental. In separate decisions, Regional Trial Court Branch 52 Judge Raymond Joseph Javier said King ...

31 lawmakers seek to retain seats via party-list
philstar.com - 2018-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 31 lawmakers are seeking to retain their seats in the House of Representatives through the party-list system. Several former lawmakers are also aspiring to return to the House through the same route. Three factions of ...

Militant gunrunner slain in Ormoc
philstar.com - 2018-11-22
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines -- A suspected member of the Dawlah Islamiyah terrorist group tagged in gunrunning was killed in an entrapment in Sitio Lawis, Barangay Airport in Ormoc yesterday. Joseph Anulga Jr., alias Dawud, reportedly drew his gun when he ...

Forum notes lack of awareness of growing cybersecurity threats
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-22
This concern is particularly vital in the fields of banking, telecommunications, business process outsourcing, transportation, media, medical, transportation, water and energy utilities. Her presentation was followed by Dominic "Doc" Ligot, founder and ...

Global growth headed for fragile soft landing
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-22
PARIS -- Trade tensions and higher interest rates are slowing the global economy, though for now there are no signs of a sharp downturn, the OECD said on Wednesday, lowering its outlook for next year. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and ...

Globe Telecom, KonsultaMD launch Hope Bank for people needing mental health support
Journal - 2018-11-22
Globe Telecom, in partnership with 24/7 health hotline KonsultaMD, has launched Hope Bank, a safe online space for everyone to openly express their feelings and thoughts about mental health. Through Hope Bank Facebook community (http://bit.ly/hopebank ...

PH has nothing to worry about deal on joint oil exploration with China --experts
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 22) -- Filipinos have nothing to worry about the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on joint oil and gas exploration that the Philippines signed with China ...

BSP deputy chief cites RMB Trading Community as banks make first batch of renminbi-peso trades
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-22
The banks that executed deals were Bank of China, Asia United Bank, BDO Unibank, EastWest Bank, Metrobank and Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. This milestone comes after 14 major banks signed a ...

TIEZA hopeful of DOF support on incentives to tourism zones
philstar.com - 2018-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) is optimistic the Department of Finance (DOF) will support its grant of incentives to tourism enterprise zones (TEZs). In an interview, TIEZA chief operating officer ...

Decision on CNOOC-Phoenix proposal out in 2 weeks -- DoE
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-22
He said of the 23 entities that had held pre-application conference with the agency, only Mr. Uy through his company Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. and CNOOC had submitted a proposal with details on technical, financial and legal qualifications.

Speeding up the wheels of justice
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-22
Raymund Narag, an assistant professor at the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale, recently argued that pretrial detention in the ...

Australian firm acquires PHL-based TicketWorld
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-22
TICKETING and data analytics firm TEG has acquired local ticket provider TicketWorld, as the Sydney-based company expands its footprint in Asia. In a statement issued Thursday, TEG said TicketWorld will now become part of TEG Asia headquartered in Singapore.

AirAsia to launch Cebu-Macau flights
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-22
"We are pleased to introduce Cebu -- Macau route as part of our long-term expansion plan to further connect Cebu as an important hub for tourism and business," Philippines AirAsia CEO Dexter M. Comendador was quoted as saying. AirAsia is offering ...

Higher rates a risk for PHL banks
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-22
"Slower loan growth, higher interest rates and competition disruption especially in fintech (financial technology) and payments scheme have caused revenue pressure for these banking systems," said S&P director Ivan Tan. Instead, lenders have turned to ...

Expected raises for 2019 job switchers seen at 20%-60%
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-22
He added: "There was also a greater demand for niche specializations due to new regulations in banking and financial services, migration activities from abroad, and increasingly digital and cashless banking." For 2019, accounting and finance ...

Association management companies
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-22
much like in a business organization. This is precisely the purpose of PCAAE: to advance the association management profession and make associations well-governed and sustainable. But have you ...

Rolling on the pickup game
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-22
FORD has been in the pickup game for about a century now. In fact, in Canada and the United States, their F-Series models have been the strong No. 1 for more than 40 years. "More than a hundred ...

The future of mobility, not one solution but many
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-22
Our Sky scenario sets out a challenging but plausible route the world could follow to meet the aims of the Paris agreement and restrict the rise in global average temperature in this century to ...

Subsidies extended to agribusinesses down 35%-PSA
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-22
Based on the preliminary results of the 2016 Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI) for the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Sector with Total Employment (TE) of 20 and over ...

Malaysian coworking firm to build PHL space for $15 million
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-22
"We will organize lifestyle events catering to the different yet balanced interests of our members, meaning it will not only be centering on the business lifestyle," Teh told reporter

AUB posts P2.3 billion in net income for first 3 quarters
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-22
"Amid the continuing volatility in the financial markets and the challenging business environment, we remain confident that AUB will show accelerated growth as we cater to the needs of ...

How Microsoft's caricature AI turns photos into portrait cartoons
ZDNet - 2018-11-22
To become an outstanding cartoonist can take years of practice, but that skill -- or at least the facial caricature part -- has now been automated by a group of Microsoft researchers. The group's work employs a type of AI algorithm called generative ...

Locsin: Durterte did not push for oil and gas exploration deal with China
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-22
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. said Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte did not push the joint oil and gas exploration deal with China. He said there were "forces" in the ...

Food Aid Reduces Hardship, 'Boosts Diabetes Meds Adherence'
Medscape - 2018-11-22
Older patients with diabetes who take part in food aid programs may be better able to afford their medications and so reduce the likelihood that they will be forced into missing prescriptions or treatment, or reducing their doses, to save on medical costs ...

Alexa's getting a news anchor speaking voice so it can read headlines to you like a pro -- listen here
Business Insider - 2018-11-22
Amazon has been working on a new voice for Alexa to make it sound more like a news anchor, which it says customers prefer when listening to the AI-assistant reading out headlines. The Verge reports that Amazon developed this new voice by combining neural ...

B12 Deficiency 'Should Be Tested in Metformin Patients'
Medscape - 2018-11-22
Diabetes patients taking metformin should have their vitamin B12 levels assessed regularly to avoid peripheral nerve damage, say UK researchers after finding that the vast majority of patients are not tested and almost 1 in 10 have vitamin B12 deficiency.

PH startup fuses tech, fitness regimen to help people live healthier lifestyle
newsbytes.ph - 2018-11-22
The chaperone she was referring to was IdeaSpace Foundation, the PLDT-backed accelerator program for science and technology-based startups. Now the chief executive officer and co-founder of SMS ...

New data reveals the secret to holiday retail success
ZDNet - 2018-11-22
Over the last few years, retailers have seen a dramatic increase in customer service requests, and social media traffic between Thanksgiving and Christmas, according to new reports. Sensor'd Enterprise: IoT, ML, and big data The internet of things embeds ...

E. coli-tainted romaine lettuce threatens frail, sick most
Upi.com - 2018-11-22
THURSDAY, Nov. 22, 2018 -- U.S. health officials have warned all Americans to stay away from romaine lettuce this holiday season, due to potential contamination with E. coli. So far, 32 people across 11 states have been sickened. Although no one has died ...

Death and body parts
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-22
Department of Health Personnel Order No. 4821-2018 reconstituted the NTEC recently and your columnist happens to be one of its members. The NTEC shall also assist in formulating national ethical standards and guidelines on organ donation and ...

Spotify's Palestinian launch puts local artists on the map
Reuters - 2018-11-22
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian musicians are fast reaping dividends from their presence on Spotify, which launched its internet streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa last week. "The Arab hub provides a unique platform that ...

Give thanks for foods that help preserve aging memory
Upi.com - 2018-11-22
THURSDAY, Nov. 22, 2018 When your mom told you to eat your veggies and drink your orange juice, she was on to something: They may help preserve your brain health, new research suggests. A 20-year study of men who were health professionals tied a diet rich ...

'Traffic worse during Pope visit'
philstar.com - 2018-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- "We just have to live with that." This is what presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said when asked to comment on traffic caused by unannounced road closures for Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit. He told reporters at ...

Sheryl Sandberg is on the hot seat at Facebook -- but ousting her alone wouldn't solve its problems
Business Insider - 2018-11-22
With all the turmoil going on at Facebook, the once-unthinkable notion that star executive Sheryl Sandberg would ever be forced out seems to have become the topic on the tips of many tongues. There are plenty of good reasons why Facebook should fire ...

Trillanes dreads suffering same fate as Sereno
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-22
Lawyers of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV have accused President Rodrigo Duterte and Solicitor General Jose Calida of conspiring against him to do "another Sereno." Former Chief Justice Maria ...

Florida's once-struggling Space Coast booms from aerospace, defense firms
Upi.com - 2018-11-22
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Nov. 21 (UPI) --The economy of Florida's Space Coast is getting a boost from space and defense companies that are bringing back high-paying tech jobs to an area hit hard by the 2008 recession and the 2011 retirement of NASA's space ...

Fake news: Robredo slippers found at abandoned communist camp
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-22
Facebook posts showing thousands of unused slippers supposedly given away by Vice President Leni Robredo and found at an abandoned communist rebel camp are fake, Agence France Presse (AFP) said on ...

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