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Tesla quietly stopped selling its full self-driving feature as an option in new cars because it was causing 'too much confusion'
Business Insider - 2018-10-19
Tesla quietly killed off its full self-driving feature as an add-on option on its website for new buyers on Thursday. Tesla previously offered a "Full Self-Driving Capability" that cost $4,000 in addition to the $5,000 required for Enhanced Autopilot.

Lessons from building Brex into a billion-dollar startup
TechCrunch - 2018-10-19
When I think about my experience as an immigrant and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, I remember growing up in Brazil and how we saw tech founders and CEOs as kings. We imagined what it would be ...

A Slow Trip To A Hot Planet: Spacecraft Poised For Mission To Mercury
NPR - 2018-10-19
The European Space Agency is sending a mission to explore the mysteries of Mercury. BepiColombo, named after the Italian mathematician and engineer Giuseppe "Bepi" Colombo, is set to launch at 9:45 p.m. ET Friday aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from a spaceport ...

Florida Rehab Doctor Pleads Guilty To Distributing Opioids
YAHOO! - 2018-10-19
On Thursday, October 18th, the Department of Justice announced that the medical director of a substance abuse treatment center in South Florida had pleaded guilty to unlawfully distributing controlled substances, specifically opioids, barbiturates and ...

Microsoft rolls out Spend, an expense tracker for iOS
ZDNet - 2018-10-19
Microsoft has rolled out a preview of a new expense-tracking application. Developed by some of the people involved in Mobile Data Labs (the makers of MileIQ mileage-tracking app), the new app, called Spend, is considered one of the Microsoft Garage ...

Legal Battle Over Missouri Clinic Could Foretell Abortion Fights In Other States
NPR - 2018-10-19
When Angela Huntington arrived at work on a Wednesday morning in early October, she had to do something she dreaded: turning patients away. Huntington is the manager at the Columbia Health Center in Columbia, Mo., a Planned Parenthood site that recently ...

Grace Poe: More LTO offices set up nationwide
philstar.com - 2018-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The long lines at the Land Transportation Office are expected to be reduced with the opening of new LTO offices around the country, Sen. Grace Poe said yesterday. Poe, who chairs the Senate committee on public services, said six new ...

Boracay hotels back in business
philstar.com - 2018-10-19
For its part, the Boracay unit of Ayala-led Manila Water Co. Inc. will continue its services and operations ... Cawaling issued an order that revoked the business permit of the company due to its failure to secure an environmental sanitation clearance ...

Study shows higher rate of stroke among pot smokers
Upi.com - 2018-10-19
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- As the use of marijuana is growing, with Canada legalizing the drug just this week, a new study that ties pot to a raised risk for stroke might give users pause. The risk for any stroke could increase by 15 percent and it could ...

Change and basketball
philstar.com - 2018-10-19
I love basketball. I used to play a little bit of it as a varsity player for our high school team. Those were the days when height was not a major requirement for the game. I remember how the coach would laboriously tweak, adjust, and correct the way we ...

150 families lose homes in Happyland fire
philstar.com - 2018-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- More than 150 families were left homeless after a fire of still undetermined origin razed the Happyland slum in Tondo, Manila yesterday morning. The blaze started at the second floor of a house owned by Jonathan Topacio at around 11 ...

In Pregnancy, Doctors' Focus Is on Baby, Not Mom
Medscape - 2018-10-19
The birth of Stephanie Portell's first child was a breeze. The delivery was so swift and easy, she says, she really pushed only once. So she headed into her second pregnancy a few years later expecting a similar experience. Instead, she almost died.

Airlines to resume flights to Boracay, remind passengers to pre-book accommodations
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-19
In an advisory Friday, Philippine Airlines (PAL) said it will resume flights between Manila and Caticlan, Cebu and Caticlan, as well as Cebu and Kalibo beginning October 28. The company also ...

Researchers find link between Alzheimer's, herpes
Upi.com - 2018-10-19
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- There's growing evidence that the herpes virus responsible for cold sores also may cause Alzheimer's disease, a new research paper contends. It's been long known that herpes simplex virus 1, or HSV1, can been found in the brains of ...

46 arrested for illegal drugs in Metro Manila
philstar.com - 2018-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 46 persons were arrested for illegal drugs in various parts of Metro Manila over the past two days. Thirty-three of those arrested were in Quezon City; three in Pasay, including a 15-year-old boy; and 13 in eastern Metro ...

Inflation jumps 6.2 percent in Q3 -- BSP
philstar.com - 2018-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Less than three months left in 2018 and Filipino consumers and businesses are bracing for higher prices, according to a new report by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas that also showed inflation sustaining its ascent in the third quarter.

Ted Locsin
philstar.com - 2018-10-19
President Duterte has made the right choice in appointing Ateneo law graduate, but former San Beda law professor Teddy Locsin as his new foreign secretary, a view echoed by retired diplomats in DFA. Locsin is replacing Alan Cayetano who has made known his ...

6 dead, 11 hurt in Albay road mishap
philstar.com - 2018-10-19
LEGAZPI , Philippines -- Six persons died and 11 others were injured in a multi-vehicle smashup in Daraga, Albay yesterday. Five of the fatalities were identified as Carhlyn, 22, and Gina, 46, both surnamed Altavanpo, and residents of Barangay Malabog in ...

For them, CSR is serious business too
philstar.com - 2018-10-19
Until the Society of Philippine Motoring Journalists (SPMJ), a gathering of distinguished print, broadcast and online journalists engaged in the motoring beat decided to provide these projects and their proponents the rightful fanfare to further encourage ...

Keino hands himself over to police to face corruption case
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-19
NAIROBI, Kenya--Running great Kip Keino handed himself over to police in Kenya on Thursday and is under arrest, set to face charges of corruption and abuse of office that threaten the reputation ...

Leaders Ateneo, Adamson U take on separate opponents
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-19
LEADERS Ateneo and Adamson University face separate foes on Saturday with hopes of widening their gap from the rest of the field in Season 81 of the University Athletics Association of the ...

With Kavanaugh on Court, Abortion Rights Groups Sharpen Their Focus on the States
The New York Times - 2018-10-19
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Abortion rights groups, bracing for an assault on federal legal protections under a Supreme Court moved to the right by Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, are pouring millions into a state-level fight to preserve services -- an echo of the ...

SMC optimistic construction of new Bulacan airport to start in 2019
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 19) -- San Miguel Corporation is optimistic that the construction of a new international airport in Bulacan will begin in 2019. The company and the ...

Albayalde convenes meeting after ambush on FDA chief's envoy
philstar.com - 2018-10-19
NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard) -- Police Director General Oscar Albayalde called for a command conference at the Camarines Sur Provincial Police Office Friday morning to identify possible lapses which led to the death of three police officers and injuries of ...

RCBC joins industry forum on the future of payment for Filipinos with ePiso
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-19
and international business leaders. During the panel discussion on the Future of Payments for Filipinos, Lopez talked about the RCBC ePiso. "We want to enable easy, secure and convenient ...

NEDA chief: Oil excise tax suspension may be lifted midway into 2019
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 19) -- Government expects to lift the suspension of the next tranche of fuel excise tax increase halfway into the 2019, National Economic and Development ...

Leni satisfaction ratings up; Sotto also improves
philstar.com - 2018-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Public satisfaction with Vice President Leni Robredo remained "good" in the third quarter survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS). Senate President Vicente Sotto III obtained a "very good" satisfaction rating ...

Napoles kids seek court's permission to stay in U.S. while facing graft trial
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 19) -- The children of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles have asked the Sandiganbayan to allow them to leave for the United States ...

Balance of payments swings to $2.7B deficit in September
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-19
Michael L. Ricafort, economist at the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., said surging global oil prices as well as net foreign selling in the local financial markets also contributed to the wider trade gap. "For 4Q 2018, BOP deficits could still continue ...

PHL economy seen resilient amid global volatility
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-19
Jose Emmanuel U. Hilado, chief financial officer and treasurer of the Union Bank of the Philippines, said that the country remains attractive for long-term investors as they know how to look beyond noise and appreciate good fundamentals and a young and ...

Frigate deal: Duterte says he ordered Bong Go to refer shipbuilder's complaint to lawyers
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 19) -- Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go did not act on his own when he endorsed to Malacañang lawyers a complaint over the ...

Over 5,000 rooms now available for booking in Boracay come October 26
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-19
A list released by the Department of Tourism (DOT) on Friday showed the newly accredited popular resorts include: Alta Vista de Boracay (Brgy. Hagdan, Yapak); Beachcomber Resort (Station 1); Coast ...

Mondilla averts winless season, snares Luisita crown
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-19
outdueling Peter Stojanovski and Jay Bayron in a thrilling clash of nerves in the stretch to nail the hotly disputed ICTSI Luisita Invitational crown with a closing 67 here yesterday. Mondilla ...

After Boracay, DOT warns 5 tourist destinations
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 19) -- Following Boracay's six-month closure for rehabilitation, the Department of Tourism issued a warning to other major destinations that they could be ...

BSP to require banks to report glitches within two hours
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-19
Results of the maiden Banking Sector Outlook Survey conducted by the central bank among bank executives showed that 71% of lenders are looking to use financial technology in their businesses, which is seen to enhance customer experience while improving ...

China Bank raises $150M via maiden green bond issue
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-19
CHINA Banking Corp. (China Bank) has issued $150 million in green bonds to fund climate change mitigation projects. The Sy-led lender said in a disclosure on Friday that the sole investor in its maiden green bond issuance is the International Finance ...

Adopt, adapt, become adept--rising up to disruptive tech
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-19
Earlier this month, Chris Buono, managing director of UPS Philippines, met with industry leaders and hopeful innovators to share his insights on leveraging bleeding edge tech to turn a hundred-and-eleven-year-old company into a lean, mean, disrupting machine.

Chinese foreign minister wants 'close personal friendship' with PH counterpart Locsin
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 19) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday said he is looking forward to having a "close personal friendship" with Philippine counterpart Teddyboy ...

DENR rejects Boracay Henanns's plea to operate amid probe into fake papers
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 19) -- Environment officials thumbed down a request made by the Henann Group of Resorts in Boracay Island while the establishment tries to secure necessary ...

De Lima seeks Senate probe on Chinese businessman's alleged appointment as Duterte adviser
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 19) -- Detained Senator Leila de Lima asked the Senate to investigate the alleged appointment of Chinese businessman Michael Yang as President Rodrigo ...

Retail prices for rice start at ?37 per kilogram on October 23
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 19) -- Suggested retail prices (SRP) for rice will take effect beginning October 23. The Agriculture and Trade Departments will enforce the SRP, which sets ...

Common Ground Launches Flagship Venue In Philippines
Yahoo Finance - 2018-10-19
Located in Manila's rising business district, ACPT is not only a premium and sustainable property but also a designated Philippine Economic Zone Authority Information Technology Center (PEZA ...

Enrile personally refiles Senate candidacy
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 17) -- The 94-year-old Juan Ponce Enrile trooped to the Commission on Election main office on Wednesday to refile his certificate of candidacy for a Senate ...

China Bank issues first green bond, raises $150-M for climate-smart projects
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-19
China Banking Corp. has raised $150 million in its first green bond issued, with World Bank Group-member International Finance Corp. as its sole investor. In a disclosure to the Stock Market on Friday, China Bank said it will be using the $150 million to ...

Asia-Pacific finance ministers fret over US-China spat
philstar.com - 2018-10-19
SYDNEY, Australia -- The trade spat between the world's two largest economies -- China and the United States -- is imperilling the entire Asia-Pacific, regional finance ministers have warned. In a statement, finance ministers meeting in Port Moresby said ...

Filipinos most likely to take political action on poverty, poor health care -- think tank
philstar.com - 2018-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Poverty and poor health care are the top two concerns that would make Filipinos take political action, according to a study from Washington-based Pew Research Center. A new poll by the American think tank revealed that 74 percent of ...

A stronger and deeper PHL-UK relationship
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-19
Four PhD scholars have also been sent to the UK, funded by the Newton Agham Program, with matched support from the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd). On top of these scholarships, the British government and the Department of Science and Technology ...

Fintech innovations to push financial inclusion across the Philippines
philstar.com - 2018-10-18
MANILA, Philippines -- E-wallets, blockchain and other innovations in finance technology (fintech ... retail and identity recently at the SMX Convention Center. "By challenging assumptions, reimagining processes and providing enabling tools, fintech ...

Project Dragonfly And Google's Threat To Anti-Democratic Processes
Forbes - 2018-10-18
In 2004, Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben refused to submit passport biodata in 2004 to the United States for his appointment as Visiting Professor at New York University. Resisting the submission of fingerprints required to enter the country as a ...

The Legal Way Canadian Marijuana Stocks Are Tricking Investors
YAHOO! - 2018-10-18
The wait is over. Following nine decades of prohibition, recreational marijuana is officially legal in Canada, albeit the extent of who can buy, whether the plant can be homegrown, and where product can be purchased really depends on the province.

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