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Trump now claims migrant children will be reunited with their families. Here are the lifelong psychological consequences these kids face.
Business Insider - 2018-06-21
More than 2,300 children have been forcibly separated from their parents as the result of a "zero-tolerance" policy enacted by the US Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice over the past weeks. Announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions ...

Facebook Messenger can now translate between Spanish and English
The Verge - 2018-06-21
Facebook Messenger can now automatically translate messages between Spanish and English as part of a new M Translation feature that was first announced at F8 earlier this year, via Engadget. M Translations join the existing M Suggestions features that are ...

Amazon is missing one key component of its dominant e-commerce platform -- and it'll struggle to get it
Business Insider - 2018-06-21
Amazon could start selling more apparel on its core e-commerce platform. There are several indicators showing upside for Amazon in the space. But there's one major consumer headwind. Watch Amazon trade in real time here. Amazon dominates in many industries.

Facebook expands fact-check effort to photos, videos
YAHOO! - 2018-06-21
San Francisco (AFP) - Facebook said Thursday it would launch fact-checking of photos and videos as it expands the effort to curb misinformation to more countries. The huge social network, which has been a frequent target for failing to stop the spread of ...

Get two Fire HD 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets for kids from Amazon and save $50
Mashable - 2018-06-21
Amazon has a deal going on today that saves you $50 when you buy either two Fire HD 7 tablets or two Fire HD 8 tablets for kids. For starters, either of the Fire HDs are an awesome choice as far as kids' tablets go. Both models come with a year of ...

Manila Police District detainee dies
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- A detainee died in one of the detention facilities of the Manila Police District (MPD) Tuesday afternoon. In a belated report, homicide investigator Police Officer 3 Joel Ascano said Johnny Valiente, 25, was in the MPD Station 11 ...

This steadicam operator lets her work do the talking, inspiring other women in the industry through her hustle, dedication to craft and creativity
Mashable - 2018-06-21
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Physician Groups: Court Ruling May Harm Vulnerable Patients
Medscape - 2018-06-21
Physician groups say some of their most vulnerable patients could suffer if a pending federal court case triggers a loss of insurance protections for people with preexisting medical conditions. That's raised concerns among physicians and medical specialty ...

International economic engagement
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
Reports that the implementation of the Philippine-EFTA Free Trade Agreement was being delayed because internal procedures have not yet been completed is embarrassing for the country. Fortunately, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez is on top of the situation.

Vaping may help some smokers quit, small study says
Upi.com - 2018-06-21
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- There's new research suggesting that a switch over to e-cigarettes can help cigarette smokers kick their habit -- even if initially they didn't intend to. The small British study of 40 people "found that vaping may support long ...

Study: Fracking exposure increases fat cell development
Upi.com - 2018-06-21
June 21 (UPI) --Living mice cells exposed to chemicals and wastewater from hydraulic fracturing sites possess elevated fat cell development, according to a lab study. Duke University researchers led a study of fat cells, or adipogenesis, from samples ...

The world's largest advertiser is pushing Facebook and Google to share their data -- and hinted it's ready to spend its money elsewhere
Business Insider - 2018-06-21
Marc Pritchard, who oversees marketing for the world's biggest advertiser Procter & Gamble, has been on a crusade to clean up digital advertising. His next mission is to get the so-called walled gardens - Facebook and Google - to bend on sharing their data ...

DOJ eyes Maguindanao massacre convictions in 2019
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has given assurance that the Maguindanao massacre will be resolved next year. "We believe we can wind up the trial of the case this year... We are hoping that by 2019, a decision will be rendered ...

BOI approvals rise 28%, PEZA down in 4 months
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- New projects registered with the Board of Investments (BOI) grew by over a quarter in the first four months, while investment pledges approved by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) contracted by more than half on ...

Demand for Medical Specialists Increasing in US
Medscape - 2018-06-21
Demand for primary care physicians in the United States remains strong, but hospitals, medical groups, and other healthcare organizations are increasingly looking for medical specialists, according to Merritt Hawkins' annual report tracking physician ...

WHO: Compulsive video gaming now a mental health problem
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Compulsive video-gaming is now considered a mental illness, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported. In a newly released disease classification manual, WHO said that compulsive video gaming now qualifies as a mental health ...

Immigration stops Chinese, Filipino for human trafficking
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Bureau of Immigration (BI) personnel intercepted a Chinese man and his Filipina companion for suspected human trafficking at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 as they were about to leave for China last June 8.

Landmark Mental Health Law signed
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Drug abusers and those harboring suicidal thoughts can now have better access to mental health counseling. President Duterte has signed into law a measure that establishes a national mental health policy to allow an integrated ...

PNP acquires P1.6-billion equipment
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) has beefed up its operational capabil­ity with the acquisition of P1.6 billion worth of equipment. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde yesterday presented the equipment to the public at ...

Del Monte income drops to P2.6 billion on higher expenses
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Del Monte Philippines Inc. (DMPI), the second largest subsidiary of Del Monte Pacific Ltd., reported a lower net income of P2.6 billion for fiscal year ending April 2018, down by P100 million due to higher interest expenses.

Investment bankers see further rate hike
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Investment banks said the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) may further raise interest rates as the back-to-back hikes in May and June are not enough to curb inflationary pressures. In a report, Euben Paracuelles, economist at ...

Thousands displaced in Lanao Sur offensive vs Maute militants
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
LANAO DEL SUR, Philippines -- More than 10,000 residents of Tubaran town in this province have evacuated their homes since Sunday as government forces launched air strikes and a ground offensive against the remaining Maute militants. The displaced ...

LPA monitored off Cagayan
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Rains are expected in parts of Luzon due to the southwest monsoon affecting the western section of Northern and Central Luzon, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. PAGASA ...

Trade war casualties
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-21
The Philippines, thus, must prepare for the global trade war. It must seek other alternative markets to soften the blow from the warring trading partners and secure assurance from them that Philippine products are spared from the business conflict.

Drug war: 2 slain, 25 arrested in Metro Manila
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- At least two drug suspects were killed and 25 others ar­rested in Metro Manila over the past three days. Sebastian Medina was killed in an alleged shootout with police during a drug sting in Pandacan, Manila at around 9 p.m. Also ...

Xiaomi lowers target as it kicks off Hong Kong IPO
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-21
HONG KONG -- Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi kicked off its initial public offering Thursday but the firm is likely to pull in about $6.1 billion, far less than originally expected, with investors having mixed views about its main business. Xiaomi had ...

Construction at major state projects set to begin
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-21
The government is banking on a sustained increase in public spending to help drive faster economic growth, together with robust household consumption. -- AFP CONSTRUCTION WORK for at least nine of the 75 key large-scale infrastructure projects of the ...

IRC expands into infrastructure
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-21
IRC Properties, Inc. is changing its name and expanding its business to include infrastructure development and mass transport, as the Tiu-led company prepares to build a subway system in Makati City. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Thursday, IRC ...

Biz groups wary of LGU tax power in fed system
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-21
LOCAL governments having too much financial power under a federal system do not sit well with onshore and offshore investors, as this might allow states to increase taxes at will and spend their funds in risky ways, Philippine business groups said.

Govt hopes to boost weak export growth with new devt plan
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-21
Boost to exports The Plan also calls for the strict implementation of the Ease of Doing Business law, which was signed into law by the President on May 28. Other government programs the PEDP notes that will boost exports are the following: Regional ...

Duterte to head transition body for federalism?
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-21
The members of the search committee shall be formed by members of academe, business and the marginalized sector, and the women sector. The Transition Commission shall also craft the necessary rules and promulgations, decrees, proclamations and other ...

Believe it or not: Solar panels can provide you clean drinking water
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-21
In Photo: Partnering with local solar provider Green Heat Corp. and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), United States-based Zero Mass Water (ZMW) launched the Source Hydropanel, a hydropanel that requires only sunlight and air to produce potable water at the ...

A stitch in time
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-21
In the landmark Peñera decision, the Supreme Court pointed out that the laws in force explicitly say that a person can only be considered a candidate--and thus be subject to campaign rules--at the start of the campaign period. By amending the definition ...

DOH, PhilHealth told: Be ready to implement mental health law
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-21
FOLLOWING the signing of the Philippine mental health law, or the Republic Act 11036, a lawmaker on Thursday asked the Department of Health (DOH) to assure the public that there are available generic medicines and better PhilHealth coverage for mental ...

Mickelson apologizes 4 days after hitting moving ball
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-21
In Photo: Phil Mickelson's apology came on Wednesday in a statement released by his representatives. NEW YORK--Phil Mickelson has apologized four days after intentionally violating golf rules by hitting a moving ball on the green at the US Open, saying ...

NGCP sees 200 new jobs available in 4 Visayas, Mindanao provinces
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-21
The project was conceptualized by the government as early as in the 1980. The project was shelved until NGCP took over the transmission business. With the planned interconnection for a single, unified Philippine power grid, the country is expected to ...

Double-track electric system eyed for Mindanao railway
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-21
DAVAO CITY -- The proposed two-track electric train system for the main line of the Mindanao Railway System (MRS) has been approved by the Department of Transportation (DoTr), a Davao-based business leader said. Arturo M. Milan, president of the Davao ...

Business groups want policy stability amid shift to federalism
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-21
Barcelon, Semiconductor and Electronics Industries of the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (SEIPI ... in on federalism because they have the data on how to sustain regional development with the proposed federated regions. He also said it would also be ...

Focus on key industries could double FDI -- AmCham
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-21
INVESTORS from the United States see the potential for the Philippines to outperform its more than $10-billion record for foreign direct investment (FDI) as long as it focuses on key growth areas. American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc ...

Peso edges higher after BSP rate increase
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-21
On the other hand, Michael L. Ricafort, head of the Economics and Industry Research Division of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., said the peso hit its intraday high after the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) entered the bear market territory or at ...

Stop NCCC item sale now, Sara orders vendor
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-21
The mayor has ordered the City Legal Office to issue a prohibition to sell the recovered items for lack of the business permit. "If there is no business permit to sell, then they are not allowed to do business," Duterte said. She also instructed the ...

6 soldiers hurt by roadside bomb in North Cotabato town
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
NORTH COTABATO, Philippines -- An Army lieutenant and five of his soldiers were injured in a bomb attack by the New People's Army in Magpet town in North Cotabato at past 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, the military said. The victims -- 2nd Lt. Rustine Barco, Cpls.

Philippine stocks dive into bear territory
Rappler - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) plunged to its weakest level in more than 19 months, closing at 7,098.15 on Thursday, June 21. The sustained bloodbath in the PSEi confirmed that it is now well within bear market territory.

Jittery stocks post hefty drop, just slightly above 7,000 mark
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- The stock market posted a big drop in yesterday's trade, hovering just above the 7,000 level as investors still factor in the impact of the central bank's interest rate hike. The Philippine Stock Exchange closed ...

Groups band anew for Ability Games
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-21
Participants from Amputee for Life play table tennis at the recently held Fifth Ability Games held at the College of Saint Benilde Gym ... Tanauan, Batangas. -- Michael Angelo S. Murillo

Philippine business groups ready to support federal government
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-21
... is composed of the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines, Makati Business Club, Management Association of the Philippines, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Semiconductor and Electronics Industries of the Philippines Foundation ...

Death certificate of arrested 'tambay' shows he died of physical trauma
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- The death certificate of a detainee allegedly arrested for loitering showed he died of physical trauma in different parts of his body. Signed by a medico-legal officer in Camp Crame, the document showed 22-year ...

More rate hikes 'possible' to temper peso weakness -- ING
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
"However, the peso is likely to remain under pressure for various reasons--deteriorating external payment balances, strong fiscal stimulus on top of favourable household and business spending and emerging market-negative external developments including ...

Norway fines its main telecoms firm for blocking competition
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- The Norwegian Competition Authorities has fined Norway's largest telecoms provider Telenor 788 million kroner ($96 million) for abusing its dominant position on the country's mobile market. The watchdog's director general, Lars ...

Justice Secretary: BI committed jurisdictional error in Fox case
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) may have overstepped its authority when it forfeited the visa of Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Thursday. "Yung pagkakamali ...

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