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India's Anti-Gay Law Is History. Next Challenge: Treat LGBTQ Patients With Respect
NPR - 2018-09-17
Two years ago, Shivam Sharma rushed to a Mumbai hospital at 2:30 a.m. He'd had sex earlier that night with a man who was HIV positive. They'd used protection, but Sharma just wanted to be sure he was safe. So he went straight to the emergency room and ...

Clearing, restoration operations after 'Ompong' continue
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) -- The task of normalizing the situation in areas battered by Typhoon Ompong continues. The Philippine National Police said at least 66 people died ...

Disagreements on supposed ?55-B insertions delay plenary debates on 2019 budget
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) -- The House of Representatives on Monday suspended its scheduled plenary debates on the proposed ?3.757-trillion 2019 national budget, following ...

Activity may lead to faster recovery from brain damage, stroke
Upi.com - 2018-09-17
Sept. 17 (UPI) --Activity, rather than prolonged rest, may lead to quicker recovery from brain damage, including from a stroke, according to a study with mice. Columbia University researchers believe that activity-centered treatment strategies could lead ...

Not all tax reforms approved by yearend
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-17
Still awaiting plenary approval in the House is the second package -- the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) bill -- which reduces the corporate income tax rate gradually to 20% from 30% currently and removes ...

Families of Itogon landslide victims receive cash, assistance from Duterte
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) -- President Rodrigo Duterte met with families of the victims of the landslide in Itogon, Benguet. Special Assistant to the President Bong Go shared ...

Meth-relapse prevention compound may be effective for opioid users
Upi.com - 2018-09-17
Sept. 17 (UPI) --A compound developed by researchers to fight methamphetamine relapse has shown wider benefits for people battling substance abuse than previously thought, a study found. Scripps Research scientists found the compound appears to be ...

Verbal tiff of lawmakers, concerns over projects stall budget talks in House
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-17
In Photo: Sen. Joseph Victor G. Ejercito (left), who chairs the Committee on Health and Demography, poses questions to Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III during the 2019 proposed budget ...

B.S.P. notes funding solutions dearth for small business
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-17
File Photo of Central Bank Governor Nestor A. Espenilla Jr, BANGKO Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor A. Espenilla Jr. said they are eyeing ways to further improve the financial access of ...

AC expects delivery platform to boost logistics business
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-17
Other conglomerates have also been rushing to stamp their presence in logistics, including Metro Pacific Investments Corp. which has recently acquired logistics firm Air21 and the Sy-led SM Group which acquired integrated transport solutions provider 2GO ...

Unexpected consequences of data privacy regulations
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-17
Without a strong understanding of what the DPA and the GDPR mean and how they affect your business, you could find yourself in a situation with the Philippine Privacy Commission (NPC) or EU Regula ...

Ayala Land gets top rating for P8-billion fixed rate bonds
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-17
LOCAL DEBT watcher Philippine Ratings Services Corp. (PhilRatings) assigned the highest credit ... a healthy outlook for the real estate industry, its rising profitability and healthy cash flows, and a sound capitalization with manageable debt level ...

Ayala looking at becoming logistics juggernaut
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-17
The group of Metro Pacific Investment Corp. has already invested in its own logistics business, buying warehouse facilities and new delivery trucks as it expands its operations nationwide.

Government spent P5 billion to subsidize power, steam, air-con companies in 2016
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-17
Based on the preliminary results of the 2016 Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI), the PSA said businesses based in Eastern Visayas received the highest subsidy estimated at ...

Foreign business chambers backs longer Trabaho bill discussions
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-17
FOREIGN business chambers are in favor of a delayed passage of the second tax-reform measure to provide lawmakers and stakeholders more time to discuss the disputed provisions of the bill.

PCC outlines notification requirements for JV deals
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-17
"While recognizing that joint ventures can result in business efficiencies, the Commission is mindful that such agreements may pose competition concerns when they may result in a substantial lessening of competition in the relevant market," the ...

I.C.T.S.I. creates logistics community in Ecuador
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-17
THE Ecuadorian unit of International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has created Comunidad Logística del Puerto de Guayaquil, a logistics community in the terminal operated by Contecon ...

Modernizing Tax Administration
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-17
All the violations of the taxpayer should already be addressed during the first audit. This can be done by targeting high-risk business per industry, instead of targeting every single business. In line with the policies on audit is the implementation of a ...

Peso weakens versus dollar
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-17
A foreign exchange trader said the peso-dollar pair saw volatile trading yesterday. "We saw the peso went [weaker] at P54.28 due to corporate demand. Near the close, we saw some reversal as intervening banks put it [stronger]," the trader said in a ...

Japan upgrading Davao office into consulate general
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-17
Makoto Iyori, Minister for Economic Affairs of the Japanese Embassy in the Philippines, told the Mindanao Business Conference in Tagum City, Davao del Norte last weekend that the plan to enhance its Davao office is "part of strengthening the cooperation ...

Chinese business delegations visit Davao as consular office prepares for opening
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-17
MORE CHINESE investors have been visiting Davao City to scout for business opportunities in the southern islands, according to Mindanao Development Authority Deputy Executive Director Romeo M. Montenegro. "We hope they will eventually invest in Mindanao ...

DA: Agricultural damages from Ompong could reach up to ?12 billion
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) is expecting up to ?12 billion in agricultural damages from Typhoon Ompong, Secretary Manny Piñol said on Monday.

Duterte signs law creating 8th legislative district for vote-rich Cavite
philstar.com - 2018-09-17
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law reapportioning vote-rich Cavite province into eight legislative districts months before the 2019 midterm polls. Republic Act 11069 signed by Duterte last September 14, would make General ...

Antipolo City takes pride of 1st Health Youth Summit
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-17
ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, Sept 14 (PIA)- The city government here prided itself in the success of the recently-held 1st Health Youth Summit 2018 that recognizes the important role of the youth in shaping ideas and in helping address pressing problems facing ...

Two Filipinos hurt in Hong Kong due to Typhoon Mangkhut
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) -- As Typhoon Ompong (international name Mangkhut) left the Philippines in devastation, it moved to bring its wrath to Hong Kong. The Foreign Affairs ...

Typhoon Mangkhut battered the Philippines and coastal China, killing 69 and injuring dozens more
Business Insider - 2018-09-17
Philippine and Chinese authorities say the death toll from Typhoon Mangkhut has risen to at least 69 with dozens missing. Mangkhut weakened to a tropical storm Monday morning as it moved deeper into southern China, where rain and strong winds were expected ...

Atio Castillo family: Vatican received request to investigate UST
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) -- The parents of hazing victim Horacio "Atio" Castillo III have asked the Vatican to look into how the University of Santo Tomas (UST) handled their ...

As Ompong makes landfall in Luzon: Strong winds to hit Visayas
philstar.com - 2018-09-17
CEBU, Philippines -- While the Visayas is far from the path of typhoon Ompong, the weather bureau has warned residents in the region of the strong winds that can be experienced here. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services ...

Retired army officer Palparan found guilty of kidnapping two UP students
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) -- The Bulacan Regional Trial Court has found retired Major General Jovito Palparan jr. and his fellow accused officers guilty for kidnapping and ...

Globe Telecom says thank you with 917 Day
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-17
Globe Business, and Globe myBusiness customers. Globe is #GratefulEveryday to each customer who connects to the world through its services and discovers new ways to enjoy the dynamic perks of ...

Health alert issued after strawberries contaminated with needles in Australia
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-17
(CNN) -- An Australian state is offering a reward for information after several people reported finding sewing needles or pins in strawberries. The government of Queensland has offered $100,000 ...

Duterte eyes establishment of procurement body to oversee government purchases
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 16) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is eyeing the establishment of an office that will be tasked to oversee all purchases made by government agencies ...

Duterte: Rehabilitation work should start ASAP
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 16) -- President Rodrigo Duterte visited areas devastated by Typhoon Ompong Sunday. And his first order, to restore normalcy as soon as possible. In a ...

Duterte's nostalgia economics will end badly for Philippines
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-09-16
Because the Philippines has not become a major goods ... from the Society of Publishers in Asia for his work for the Nikkei Asian Review.

Quick Philippine 5 will beat injury-hit Qatar
philstar.com - 2018-09-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Coach Yeng Guiao has assembled a combination ... Clinton Johnson III, Mansour Atif Elhadary and Abdulrahman Mohamed Saad are among Qatari top guns with health issues. Guiao, however, said they would focus on what Qatar can do ...

Tesla is ending its lifetime free Supercharging offer
Engadget - 2018-09-16
Tesla's offer of free, unlimited Supercharger access was supposed to have ended in early 2017, but it's been on a form of life support since then.Unless you were buying a regular Model 3, you could get the no-cost charging by ordering your EV with a ...

Before You Buy That Couch, an App Will Put It in Your Living Room
The New York Times - 2018-09-16
The new furniture showroom might be your own living room. Growing interest and investment in augmented reality technology are starting to give more shoppers the ability to see what a couch, a console or a coffee table will look like in their homes.

NDRRMC: 2 disaster responders dead from landslides caused by 'Ompong'
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 15) -- Typhoon Ompong left at least two people dead, disaster management officials said Saturday. The two emergency responders in the Cordillera region ...

Transcript: FEMA Administrator Brock Long on "Face the Nation"
CBS News - 2018-09-16
The following is a transcript of the interview with FEMA Administrator Brock Long that aired Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, on "Face the Nation." Load Error JOHNDICKERSON: We want to go now to the head of FEMA Brock Long who is at the agency's headquarters in ...

Kuya J targets 200 stores by next year
philstar.com - 2018-09-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Kuya J Group Holdings Inc ... fast expansion of the company, Chang said they are now challenged to find good locations for new stores. "As we grow, the challenge is to find good locations. Easy for the first 75 (stores) but ...

ASPREE: No Benefit of Aspirin in Primary Prevention
Medscape - 2018-09-16
The possible benefit of aspirin for primary prevention has taken another blow with new results showing no benefit of treatment in extending disability-free survival, a novel endpoint that combines all-cause death, dementia, or physical disability, among ...

Cebu lawmaker, 12 others face plunder raps
philstar.com - 2018-09-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Cebu sixth district Rep. Jonas Cortes and 12 other former officials of Mandaue City are in hot water over an alleged anomaly in the sale of a 3.5-hectare reclaimed land during his stint as city mayor in 2015. Two residents ...

Batang Pinoy on in storm-hit Baguio; athletes in distress
philstar.com - 2018-09-16
She will be heading to Baguio City today if weather permits to accompany her children in the competition. "Hindi lang po last night ang worries namin but since they left on Thursday (for a 1:25 p.m. flight). We are monitoring TV news and social media as ...

Gender gap narrows but push towards science has lowered wages
The Guardian - 2018-09-16
Policies to boost female participation have helped narrow the gender gap in career earnings but pushing students to study science has resulted in smaller pay packets. Those are the results of a Grattan Institute analysis of graduate earnings and employment ...

ICTSI content with 50% stake in Manila North Harbor
philstar.com - 2018-09-16
MANILA, Philippines -- International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) is not making moves to take a controlling stake in Manila North Harbor Port Inc. (MNHPI) at present after raising its stake in the domestic port to equal that of the San Miguel ...

Driverless technology might actually add as many jobs as it destroys, but the new roles will be 'the worst trucking jobs around'
Business Insider - 2018-09-16
The trucking industry is expected to be disrupted by driverless technology in the coming decades. There are 1.8 million truck drivers in the US. A new report by University of Pennsylvania sociologist Steve Viscelli suggests that not all 1.8 million jobs ...

SMC cites strong demand for shares of F&B subsidiary
philstar.com - 2018-09-16
In all, the diversified conglomerate has a pipeline of big-ticket projects including breweries and food facilities for SMFB; airports, roads, bridges and train projects for the infrastructure business and a new portfolio of renewable energy projects for ...

7 wounded in General Santos blast
philstar.com - 2018-09-16
SOUTH COTABATO, Philippines -- Seven people, one of them a three-year-old girl, were wounded in an explosion in Barangay Apopong, General Santos City at past 11 a.m. yesterday. The victims were identified as Marlon Orabia, 30; Jerry Guyos, 19; Felipa ...

Rockwell Land keen on Cebu expansion
philstar.com - 2018-09-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Rockwell Land Corp., the listed property developer of the Lopez Group, plans to continue expanding its operations in Cebu with more residential projects after successfully launching its first residential-resort development.

Don't Trust Artificial Intelligence? Time To Open The AI 'Black Box'
Forbes - 2018-09-16
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 Despite its promise, the growing field of Artificial ...

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