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Filipino Inventors Society marks 75th year
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-29
FIS linked up with academe for research and development. It has standing agreements with the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and De La Salle University to provide members with an outlet ...

Why Koreans Are Ditching Their Famous 10-Step Routines for the Skin-Care Diet
YAHOO! - 2018-09-29
The buzziest diet in South Korea at the moment has nothing to do with cutting back on gluten, sugar, or dairy. In fact, food isn't even involved. Instead, the "Skin-Care Diet" is basically the anti-10-step routine. It forgoes the hallmark of K-beauty by ...

Banish These Five Terms From Medicine?
Medscape - 2018-09-29
In fact, a clinician's specific choice of words can influence a patient's medical decisions. [3] And patients are becoming more vocal about which terms they prefer to describe the conditions they have. The following terms have already been scrubbed from ...

Most breast cancer patients want early cost estimates
Upi.com - 2018-09-29
SATURDAY, Sept. 29, 2018 -- The cost of breast cancer treatment rarely comes up in doctor-patient discussions -- but most patients wish it would, researchers report. "Doctors and patients should be open to discussing the financial implications of treatment ...

Conservative ministers' private contact details exposed by major flaw in party conference app
Business Insider - 2018-09-29
LONDON -- A major design flaw in the Conservative party's conference app for mobile phones has given users access to the contact details of hundreds of government ministers, MPs and prominent journalists. Theresa May's Conservatives are set to gather in ...

9 Blockchain And Cryptocurrency Companies All Set For 2019
Forbes - 2018-09-29
Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Crypto & Blockchain A serial startup mentor and CEO. Veteran blockchain advisor. As we approach 2019, it seems like it will contrast heavily with this ending year, with blockchain facing increased ...

Texas Boy Speaks Clearly for First Time After Dentist Discovered He Was Tongue-Tied
The New York Times - 2018-09-29
For years, parents of a Texas boy believed he was mostly nonverbal because of a brain aneurysm he suffered when he was 10 days old. The boy, Mason Motz, 6, of Katy, Tex., started going to speech therapy when he was 1. In addition to his difficulties ...

Naga City, Cebu landslide death toll rises to 72
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 29) -- More bodies and body parts were retrieved at the site of a landslide in Naga City, Cebu, bringing the death toll to 72. As of 2 p.m. Saturday ...

Duterte's net satisfaction rating up for Q3 of 2018 - SWS
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 29) -- More Filipinos are satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte's performance amid his controversial remarks, a private pollster reported Saturday.

After 'Paeng' leaves PH, new tropical depression looms outside
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 29) -- As Typhoon Paeng left the country, another weather disturbance has formed outside the Philippines. The tropical depression is expected to enter the ...

Philippines joins countries in committing to end global TB epidemic by 2030
Rappler - 2018-09-29
NEW YORK, USA - The Philippines joined countries around the world in approving the first-ever United Nations declaration committing to treat 40 million people with tuberculosis (TB) within 4 years and end the global health epidemic by 2030. The political ...

Sara Duterte's Hugpong ng Pagbabago has not one, but two, 2019 Senate slates
Rappler - 2018-09-29
She praised Villar's "sipag at tiyaga" (work ethic) and cited Cayetano for her help in pushing forward reproductive health issues. As for Go, Carpio acknowledged his long years of diligent service to her father. "Maraming nang nagawa sa north ang kanilang ...

Trillanes leaves Senate premises
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 29) -- Embattled Senator Antonio Trillanes has now left the Senate premises. He left around 10:41 a.m. Saturday, after he was holed up for more than three ...

U.S. trade judge declines to block iPhone imports
Reuters - 2018-09-29
(Reuters) - A U.S. trade judge on Friday declined to block the importation of Apple Inc (AAPL.O) iPhones with chips from Intel Corp (INTC.O), handing a major defeat to Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) in its high-stakes legal dispute with the iPhone maker. A U.S ...

Plant-rich diets may help prevent depression - new evidence
Rappler - 2018-09-29
And it goes beyond the effect of diet on body size or other aspects of health that can affect mental health. We took extra care in including only studies that took age, sex, income, body size, general health, smoking and physical activity into account in ...

No extension for voter registration period -- Comelec
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 28) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) insisted there will be no extension for the voter registration period. In a media briefing Friday, Comelec ...

Price freeze in effect in CAR
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-28
The price freeze covers basic necessities and prime commodities listed or being monitored by the DTI, the Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Under Section 6 of RA 7581, unless otherwise ...

Rate hikes temper loan demand in August 2018
philstar.com - 2018-09-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The uptake of loans by the production sector as well as households eased to 18.9 percent in August from 19.6 percent in July after a series of rate hikes by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to anchor rising inflationary ...

A new study found that only 24% of people who downloaded DC's new streaming app have actually paid for a subscription
Business Insider - 2018-09-28
New analysis from mobile-data insights firm Sensor Tower, provided to Business Insider, says that the DC Universe app for DC Entertainment's new streaming service has been installed by around 143,000 iOS and Android users -- but just 24% of them have ...

'Pulverize' Your Monolithic Legacy Apps With Low-Code And Modern Architecture
Forbes - 2018-09-28
Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Enterprise & Cloud I write and consult on digital transformation in the enterprise. Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin The no-code and low-code markets continue to mature, as no ...

Facebook says at least 50 million users affected by account takeover bug
TechCrunch - 2018-09-28
Facebook has said at least 50 million user accounts may be at risk after hackers exploited a security vulnerability on the site. The company said in a blog post Friday that it discovered the bug ...

Peso ends stronger, closes at 54.02:$1
philstar.com - 2018-09-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The peso ended the week on a strong note ... In a report, Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) said the BSP did not disappoint by raising interest rates by 50 basis points last Thursday, bringing the overnight reverse ...

Drunk man in Quezon City punches mirror, bleeds to death
philstar.com - 2018-09-28
MANILA, Philippines -- A drunk man bled to death after he punched through a mirror at his home in Quezon City on Wednesday night. Ryan Moreno, 24, reportedly ran amuck in the house he had been renting along Kasunduan street in Barangay Commonwealth at ...

EU regulators want to know if merchants hurt by Amazon copies
Business Insider - 2018-09-28
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators are asking retailers and manufacturers whether Amazon's sales of own brand products similar to theirs have harmed their business, a move which could lead to a formal case and possibly fines against the U.S. tech ...

In the Hunt for Quants, One Hedge Fund Held a Global Talent Contest
The New York Times - 2018-09-28
As competition for analytical minds in finance increases, one firm has taken a novel approach to unearth fresh talent: a global tournament for quants. WorldQuant, a hedge fund in Connecticut, started the International Quant Championship this year.

Philex team recovers more bodies in Benguet landslide
philstar.com - 2018-09-28
ITOGON, Benguet, Philippines -- Two more bodies have been recovered by a rescue team of Philex Mining Corp. from a mine shelter in Barangay Ucab in this town, which was hit by a landslide last Sept. 15. The number of fatalities is now 62. The Philex ...

Study: Getting 'hangry' part of natural response to low blood sugar
Upi.com - 2018-09-28
FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 -- When you're hungry, everything's annoying and tempers can get short. Now, animal research might help explain why. Researchers working with rats found that the sudden drops in blood sugar that occur with hunger make people "hangry.

Facebook: 'View as' feature opened 50M accounts to hackers
Upi.com - 2018-09-28
Sept. 28 (UPI) --A Facebook feature that allows a user to view their profile the way others would see it allowed hackers to access millions of accounts, the company revealed Friday. Guy Rosen, Facebook vice president of Product Management, said the social ...

Facebook Data Breach Exposed 50 Million Users
Fortune - 2018-09-28
Hackers accessed the information of 50 million Facebook users, marking one more in a string of black eyes for the social networking company. The Facebook data breach was discovered on Tuesday ...

Lyft Publishes Second Annual Diversity Report
International Business Times - 2018-09-28
Diversity and inclusion have been major talking points for major tech firms in recent years, with more and more major companies self-reporting employee demographic statistics on an annual basis. On Friday, ride-sharing giant Lyft released its second annual ...

P170,000 drugs seized in Quezon City
philstar.com - 2018-09-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Illegal drugs valued at P176,000 were confiscated while at least 30 others were nabbed in separate police operations in Quezon City since Thursday. A raid on a house along Acacia street in Barangay Bagbag led to the arrest of the ...

Small ice-free oasis helped Arctic marine life survive last ice age
Upi.com - 2018-09-28
Sept. 28 (UPI) --New analysis suggests a small corridor between Norway and the British Isles remained ice-free during the last ice age, offering an oasis of sorts for marine life. "When we were looking for evidence of biological life in sediments at the ...

Growing up poor may permanently damage thinking skills
Upi.com - 2018-09-28
FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 -- Poverty may scar kids' mental abilities for the rest of their lives, a new study suggests. Children who grow up poor or otherwise disadvantaged are more likely to score lower on tests of thinking, learning, reasoning, remembering ...

Fuel Masters, ailing Kings duel for lead
philstar.com - 2018-09-28
Phoenix suffered its lone defeat at the hands of Alaska Milk, 97-108. Ginebra, on the other hand, endured an assortment of health woes as it posted wins over Columbian Dyip (96-84), Alaska Milk (109-101), NorthPort (104-98) and San Miguel Beer (110-102).

Law adding 2 districts in Isabela signed
philstar.com - 2018-09-28
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has signed a law reconstituting the province of Isabela into six congressional districts from the current four. Duterte signed Republic Act 11080 on Thursday, three days after affixing his signature on two bills ...

Vendors attack village chief in Quiapo
philstar.com - 2018-09-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Vendors tried to beat up a barangay chairman in Quiapo, Manila upon learning of his plan to remove their stalls Thursday afternoon. More than 200 vendors were having a dialogue with Barangay 307 chairman Johnny dela Cruz after ...

Taiwanese hacker backs out of plan to livestream deleting Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook account
Business Insider - 2018-09-28
A Taiwanese hacker announced to his 26,000 Facebook followers on Wednesday that he would delete Mark Zuckerberg's account -- and that people would be able to tune in live as he does it. The hacker, Chang Chi-yuan, finds bugs and reports them for money.

NBI exec, 3 others held for P54 million extortion
philstar.com - 2018-09-28
MANILA, Philippines -- A National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) official and three others were arrested in Quezon City Thursday for allegedly extorting P54 million from a businessman. Acting NBI-Bulacan district director Rudhen Mendoza, 52; NBI agent ...

IMF sees Philippines GDP growth easing to 6.5%
philstar.com - 2018-09-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has slashed its economic growth forecast for the Philippines this year, but expects a strong rebound in the second half after a weaker-than-expected expansion in the second quarter. Yongzheng ...

Hyperbaric Oxygen Effective For Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss
MedPage Today - 2018-09-28
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in conjunction with standard medical therapy (MT) was more beneficial for patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss than standard treatment alone, a systemic review and meta-analysis found. The primary endpoint of ...

Baseco fire leaves 20 families homeless
philstar.com - 2018-09-28
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 20 families lost their homes when a fire broke out at a residential area in Port Area, Manila Thursday night. The fire of still undetermined origin started at the second floor of the house of Corazon Anton at the Baseco ...

UPCAT set on October 27 and 28, 2018
philstar.com - 2018-09-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The University of the Philippines has rescheduled its college ... It noted that Ompong was expected to have an impact on northern Luzon and the eastern seaboard of the country, which is the location of some of the testing centers.

Ez-mayor in Nueva Ecija gets 16 years for malversation
philstar.com - 2018-09-28
MANILA, Philippines -- A former mayor of Laur, Nueva Ecija has been sentenced to up to 16 years in prison for failing to liquidate P3.51 million in cash advances in 2006. Blas Canlas was found guilty of malversation of public funds under Article 217 of ...

2 soldiers dead in North Cotabato road mishap
philstar.com - 2018-09-28
NORTH COTABATO, Philippines -- Two soldiers died while another was injured in a road accident in Barangay Meoca, Arakan town in this province on Thursday. The fatalities and several civilians were in a truck owned by the municipal government, which fell ...

Court of Appeals orders drug convict freed
philstar.com - 2018-09-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Court of Appeals (CA) reversed on Thursday the ruling of a Quezon City court convicting a man of drug pushing after finding that the police officers failed to follow the proper protocol in taking an inventory of the evidence.

The great Subic cleanup: Single-use plastics out, war on waste on
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-28
Aside from enforcing the single-use plastics ban, the SBMA will urge business locators here to join the "strawless" campaign, the recyclables collection program, and cooperate in an ...

Jet Yu: From gamer to city enabler
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-28
Jet took up entrepreneurship at the University of Asia and the Pacific ... the first successful VoWiFi call over a live network in Cebu, a first outside Metro Manila. "This pioneering initiative ...

PHL exporters link with global buyers in recent 15th Caexpo
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-28
FILIPINO exporters successfully connected with prospective buyers from China and member-states of the Asean through a business-to-business (B2B) matching facilitated by the Export Marketing Bureau ...

DTI conducts information session on Japan food safety
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-28
Around 80 participants composed of exporters, business support organizations, government representatives and delegates from Food Safety Network Japan attended the activity. Rose Marie G.

Powell says Fed rate increases intended to prolong recovery
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-28
but we are doing all we can to keep the economy strong and moving forward," Powell said in remarks prepared for a conference of Rhode Island business executives sponsored by Sen. Jack Reed ...

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