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Tokyo Games savings at $4.3 billion but more to come: CEO Muto
Reuters - 2018-10-08
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Several measures have cut the cost of staging the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by $4.3 billion but organizers are determined to save more money in the next two years, Tokyo Games CEO Toshiro Muto said on Monday. Muto told the International ...

Facebook announced a new $200 gadget that would put a camera and microphone in your home -- but few people seem ready to trust it
Business Insider - 2018-10-08
Facebook launched its hardware device, Portal, on Monday to help fix "all the friction that exists today in video calls," the company said. In doing so, however, users will need to let Facebook into their homes -- literally. Portal is Facebook's first ...

Facebook wants to fix video calls with Portal, a $200 gadget that lets you talk to your Messenger friends
Business Insider - 2018-10-08
Facebook thinks video calls are broken -- and it's betting that people are willing to pay for a better experience. On Monday, the Silicon Valley tech giant unveiled the Facebook Portal, a video-chat and smart-speaker device that it said would start ...

Businesswoman slain in Manila
philstar.com - 2018-10-08
MANILA, Philippines -- A businesswoman was strangled to death at her apartment in Sampaloc, Manila with her cell phone and P10,000 cash stolen. The decaying body of Ria Chang, 40, was found with her arms tied and a cloth wrapped around her neck in her ...

Amazon India denies it gives select sellers preferential treatment
Business Insider - 2018-10-08
BENGALURU/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Amazon's Indian business has denied accusations that it favors select merchants and brands, responding to a complaint lodged by an Indian lobby group. The All India Online Vendors Association (AIOVA) on Friday filed a petition ...

Trouble for Hubble: gyro fails on space telescope
YAHOO! - 2018-10-08
Washington (AFP) - The Hubble space telescope, which has been in orbit since 1990, is currently out of action because of a gyroscope failure, the US space agency said Monday. "Mission experts are taking steps to return Hubble to great science," the ...

Hubble Space Telescope sidelined by serious pointing failure
YAHOO! - 2018-10-08
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The Hubble Space Telescope has been sidelined by a serious pointing problem. NASA announced Monday that one of Hubble's gyroscopes failed last Friday. As a result, Hubble is in so-called safe mode with non-essential systems ...

Google shutters the Google+ social network after Wall Street Journal reports a huge security lapse
Business Insider - 2018-10-08
A software glitch caused Google to expose the personal-profile data of 500,000 Google+ users, and managers there chose not to go public with the information, according to a report Monday in The Wall Street Journal. In the wake of the publishing of The ...

Solons seek to dismantle LGU-sponsored paramilitary groups in Mindanao areas during 2019 elections
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- Lawmakers agreed on Monday to limit the proposed ban on the activation and deployment of local government-sponsored Special CAFGU Active Auxiliary ...

6 Minnesota Children Diagnosed With Rare 'Polio-Like' Illness
YAHOO! - 2018-10-08
Six children in Minnesota have been diagnosed with a rare "polio-like" disease since September, baffling health officials. The rare condition, known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), normally occurs as a complication following a viral infection, but can ...

Duterte tells Cabinet medical test results came back 'negative'
Rappler - 2018-10-08
Duterte himself brought up the issue of his health in the middle of the meeting during a lull in the discussions. He had spoken of "having something checked" and that the test results for it had come back negative, said one source. The two sources both ...

A rare polio-like disease is paralyzing kids in Minnesota
YAHOO! - 2018-10-08
Six children in Minnesota have been infected with a rare disease that causes lowered mobility or paralysis in the arms and legs. The disease is called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), and state health officials are warning parents to be on the lookout for ...

House crafts substitute bill on mining fees
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-08
It also proposes to retain the existing tax regime on excise tax, royalty to indigenous peoples, local business tax and real property tax. The substitute bill also adopts a provision on TIN ...

PBCom raises P2.9B from LTNCDs
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-08
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. as well as Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. have also offered LTNCDs to support their funding needs, raising P8.68 billion and P3.58 billion, respectively. PBCom posted a P146.3-billion net income in the second quarter ...

ICTSI to start MICT expansion next week
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-08
ICTSI INTERNATIONAL Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) said it has received the green light from the Philippines Ports Authority (PPA) to proceed with its expansion of the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT). In a statement on Monday ...

Facebook unveils Portal speakers, its first new hardware in 2 years
Upi.com - 2018-10-08
Oct. 8 (UPI) --Facebook on Monday unveiled its first smart speaker -- a device to compete with Amazon, Apple and Google products, but with an emphasis on video calling. The Portal and Portal Plus devices are Facebook's first hardware products since its ...

Rare polio-like illness cases spike in Minnesota
Reuters - 2018-10-08
The Minnesota Department of Health says at least six children have been diagnosed in recent weeks with a rare polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis or AFM. Linda So reports. The Minnesota Department of Health says at least six children have been ...

Is BPA Dangerous? Scientists, FDA Divided
Medscape - 2018-10-08
A large government study has found that low doses of the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, appear to cause biological changes in lab animals -- including an increase in breast cancers. The finding is important because the FDA has ruled for years -- most ...

Ozamiz City judge killed by unknown suspects
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- A regional trial court judge was killed near his home Monday. Edmundo P. Pintac, executive judge of the Ozamiz City Regional Trial Court, was gunned ...

Online job recruitment rises 18% in Aug. -- Monster.com
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-08
According to the company, which measures online hiring via its Monster Employment Index (MEI), retail hiring had the highest growth in August at 40%, followed by health care (33%), logistics (27%), banking, financial services and insurance (21%), consumer ...

E-invoicing, electronic sales reporting... and the lottery?
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-08
The premise is that this system will simplify and speed up not only business transactions but the tax administration procedures of the government as well. Essentially, in an electronic invoicing and sales reporting system, both the issuer and the recipient ...

Is there a silver lining to the gloom and doom?
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-08
Rafael M. Alunan served in the Cabinet of President Corazon C. Aquino as Secretary of Tourism, and in the Cabinet of President Fidel V. Ramos as Secretary of Interior and Local Government.

YouTube NextUp Manila grooms new generation of local creators
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-08
All winners of YouTube NextUp Manila attended workshops on video production and learned how to build their channels for business. They also received $2,000 USD voucher for new production equipment ...

Gluten May Be Lurking in 'Gluten-Free' Restaurant Food
Medscape - 2018-10-08
PHILADELPHIA -- Roughly one-third of "gluten-free" restaurant foods contain detectable amounts of gluten, and pizza and pasta dishes are the most likely to be contaminated, according to a new study. "While we expected to find gluten in a large number of ...

Mocha Uson confirms 2019 election bid
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
That's why I will run.] Seats in the Senate and the House of Representatives as well as local government posts are open in the 2019 midterm polls. The former assistant secretary also denied ...

Bettors line up for chance at ?1-billion lotto jackpot
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- Lotto fever has gripped the country. A billion pesos at stake in the next draw of the Ultralotto 6/58, and almost everyone in the country is placing a ...

Senate passes bill to penalize catcalling, public harassment
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- The Senate on Monday passed on third and final reading a bill that seeks to penalize catcalling and other forms of public harassment. Senate Bill No ...

"Bato" donates P100T to Naga
philstar.com - 2018-10-08
Based on their release, the MGB reported that the landslide area is no longer safe for the responders. Inclement weather may trigger a mass of debris on the hillside. Two bodies and 13 body parts recovered are yet to be identified and may belong to the ...

Philippine President Duterte gave remarks that are raising questions about his health
Business Insider - 2018-10-08
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addressed some concerns about his health on Thursday. Duterte said during a speech in Manila that he had gone into hospital about three weeks ago to have an endoscopy and a colonoscopy to detect any abnormalities in his ...

Immigration Bureau denies Sr. Fox's visa ruling appeal
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8 ) -- The Immigration Bureau has denied Australian nun Patricia Fox's appeal on the non-renewal of her missionary visa. In a statement Monday, the Bureau ...

Another big-time fuel price hike on Oct. 9
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- Some oil companies have announced another round of upward hefty fuel price adjustment beginning Tuesday. Here are the price increases per oil company ...

Coming out of seclusion
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-08
A convention center was also built to accommodate multinational firms looking for a venue for their corporate events. The resort also became a popular venue for weddings as it offered three options for would-be newlyweds: a wedding by the beach ...

Meralco: Electricity rates down slightly in October
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- Amid rising prices of food and fuel, the country's biggest power distributor on Monday announced a slight dip in prices, the second consecutive reduction.

Online hiring jumps 18% in August -- Monster.com
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-08
The business process outsourcing and information technology-enabled services industries, consistent economic drivers, saw online recruitment activities stagnate in August. Meanwhile, education posted the lowest growth, with a 3% decline year on year.

Arroyo's draft federal constitution endorsed to House plenary
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- The House committee on constitutional amendments has endorsed to the plenary a draft constitution filed by Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo which seeks ...

PNP: Talks with schools on to avert communists' recruitment of students
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8 ... Eleazar said they are expecting De Vera to approach university leaders within the week regarding this proposal. This comes after Albayalde ...

Duterte to attend informal meeting with ASEAN leaders in Bali
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is set to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders Gathering in Bali, Indonesia on October 11, upon ...

LPA spotted off Cagayan
philstar.com - 2018-10-08
MANILA, Philippines -- A low-pressure area (LPA) has been spotted off Appari, Cagayan, but is not expected to affect the country in the next few days. As of 3 p.m. yesterday, the weather system was located at 1,080 kilometers east of Aparri, according to ...

Massacre witnesses bribed to recant testimony vs Ampatuan?
philstar.com - 2018-10-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Two prosecution witnesses in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre case claimed to have been offered money to recant their testimonies against primary suspect Andal Ampatuan Jr. Witnesses Abdulsatar Maliwawaw and Faisal Amilil claimed that ...

Majority of Filipinos believe Duterte has health problems -- survey
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 7) -- Following recent reports of President Rodrigo Duterte undergoing medical tests, majority of Filipinos have expressed concern over his health, survey ...

Distribution Is The Real Disruption: Transformative Tech for Africa's Farmers
Forbes - 2018-10-07
While emerging technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence can capture our imagination, some of the most game-changing innovations for smallholder farmers are more modest. Seeds. Roads. Electricity. While such technologies may seem mundane ...

There's more evidence that the race for Amazon's HQ2 is still wide open
Business Insider - 2018-10-07
Amazon reportedly couldn't get enough of the Miami sun. Representatives for the company affiliated with the search for a place to put the company's second headquarters, HQ2, made a recent return visit, according to a report by the South Florida Business ...

Index support seen at 7,000 this week
philstar.com - 2018-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The local stock market is expected to remain muted this week after being severely battered last week on concerns over spiralling inflation. "Following the release of September inflation, 6.7 percent better than industry consensus ...

2 more Pasig barangays declared drug-free
philstar.com - 2018-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Two more barangays in Pasig City were declared drug-free by the local government on Friday. Barangays Dela Paz and Ugong were declared cleared of illegal drugs following certification by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA ...

Bulacan drug war: 1 killed, 11 arrested
philstar.com - 2018-10-07
MALOLOS, Philippines -- A drug suspect was killed while 11 others were arrested in separate anti-drug operations in the past two days in Bulacan. The fatality, identified as "alias Trikie," allegedly pulled out a gun after sensing that he was dealing ...

SpaceX Will Attempt to Land Its First Rocket on the West Coast Tonight
Fortune - 2018-10-07
On Sunday night--for the first time since July--SpaceX will attempt to launch a satellite into space, and then land part of the rocket back on its base. The Falcon 9, currently on base at ...

SWS: Most Pinoys believe Duterte has health problems
philstar.com - 2018-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- A majority of Filipino adults think President Duterte has health problems, a latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) revealed. Forty-five percent of Filipinos believe that Duterte has health problems, 17 percent of whom ...

NBI ordered to probe ambush of PDEA agents
philstar.com - 2018-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has been ordered to step into the probe of the murder of five agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Kapai, Lanao del Sur. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra tasked NBI ...

P30 million kush seized in Las Piñas raid
philstar.com - 2018-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- A man said to be an American was apprehended for alleged possession of P30 million worth of kush, a high-grade variant of marijuana, during a raid on a house in Las Piñas City yesterday. Paul Sohn, alias Danny Lim, was arrested by ...

Sugar output seen improving
philstar.com - 2018-10-07
This is seven percent higher than the 2.1 million MT output in the previous crop year which experienced unfavorable weather conditions and decrease in production area. "Consumption will remain flat as demand for sugar by industrial users (beverages and ...

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