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Luxury sneakers: high style and a booming market
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-24
A SHOPPER looks at sneakers at Stadium Goods on June 6 in New York. NEW YORK -- Christian, aged 10, has 20 pairs of high-end sneakers in his closet at his home in the suburbs of New York. Maxance, who just turned 14, asked his parents for an $800 pair of ...

Petron keeps top credit rating for P20-B bonds
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-24
PETRON CORP. grew its net income by 4% to P5.8 billion during the first quarter of 2018. -- AFP PETRON CORP. maintained the highest credit rating for its P20-billion outstanding bonds, a local debt watcher said. In a statement over the weekend, Philippine ...

Republic Cement taps Aboitiz unit for 2 projects
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-24
Under the contract, Aboitiz Construction will have to complete within 11 months the structural and mechanical works in the Bulacan and Cebu sites of Republic Cement, the infrastructure business unit of the Aboitiz group. The two had been working on some ...

Araneta BusPort now offers cashless payment options
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-24
ARANETA CENTER Senior Vice President for Business Development John B. Castelo; Araneta Center Senior Vice President for Operations Antonio T. Mardo try out the PayMaya QR Code at the Araneta Bus Center with Paymaya Philippines Head of Consumer Business Ray ...

Smoking becoming no-no on college campuses
Upi.com - 2018-06-24
SUNDAY, June 24, 2018 -- Smoking continues to fall out of favor at colleges and universities across America, a new study finds. As of November 2017, over 2,000 U.S. college campuses were smoke-free (no smoking) or tobacco-free (no smokeless tobacco use or ...

17 incredibly useful Google products and services you didn't know existed
Business Insider - 2018-06-24
Most of us have heard of Google's well-known and much-loved tools -- Gmail, Google Earth, Google Maps, and many more. Those products and services are used by millions of people around the world every day. What many people don't know, however, is that ...

Ethnic villages showcase cultures, traditions of 5 tribes in ARMM
philstar.com - 2018-06-24
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- The local communities are learning a lot on the ethnicity of the original southern inhabitants from mock villages in the capitol here of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. The Yakan, Tausug, Sama, Meranao and ...

Real Madrid, YKK pay it forward through football
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-24
First held in the country in 2012, the second staging of the YKK football clinic, company officials said, remained in line with their corporate philosophy of the "Cycle of Goodness," which states that "No one prospers without rendering benefit to ...

An Apple store employee told me I was charging my iPhone wrong
ZDNet - 2018-06-24
Video: Uh-oh: Your iPhone's battery doesn't get a break with wireless charging It haunts me every day. I've not been able to talk about it with friends, though my wife noticed and began to ask if I had, you know, problems. I can only speak publicly about ...

Sen. de Lima files bill protecting refugees, stateless people
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 24) -- Senator Leila de Lima filed a bill to protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons. Senate Bill No. (SB) 1854 or the Refugees and Stateless Persons Protection Act of 2018, was filed at the Senate on June 20.

Tandem Diabetes Takes Aim at Medtronic's Artificial Pancreas
Yahoo Finance - 2018-06-24
Insulin pump maker Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ: TNDM) has secured an FDA OK that puts it on track to challenge Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) for the lead in the emerging market for closed-loop insulin systems. Is Tandem Diabetes stock a buy? Produced by beta ...

Google Can Now Predict When You Will Die...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week
Forbes - 2018-06-24
Gene Marks, Contributor I write about technology developments for small business owners. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. I just tried this and, according to Google, I will officially die if the Phillies actually have a better than .

Industries that attract the most investments (Q1 2018)
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-24
Approved investments of foreign and Filipino nationals reached P184.99 billion in the first quarter of 2018. This was 52.3% higher than the P121.46 billion in the same period in 2017. The electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply industry bested ...

Online recruitment seen to remain positive
philstar.com - 2018-06-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Online recruitment activity in the Philippines is expected to remain positive for the rest of the year on the back of favorable economic conditions, employment website Monster.com said. "Due to economic expansion, the Philippines ...

Tweeting Oncologist Draws Ire And Admiration For Calling Out Hype
NPR - 2018-06-24
New advances in medicine also tend to come with a hefty dose of hype. Yes, some new cancer drugs in the hot field of precision medicine have worked remarkably well for some patients. But while many patients clamor for them, they aren't currently effective ...

Authorities confirm another Chinese plane landed, refueled in Davao
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 24) -- Two officials from Malacañang confirmed Sunday that another Chinese aircraft landed in Davao City yesterday to refuel. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the landing was a "refuelling stop." "All ...

NICE Updates Dementia Diagnosis and Care Guideline
Medscape - 2018-06-24
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has, for the first time in over 10 years, updated its guideline on diagnosis, treatment, and support for people with dementia in England. NICE says there are more than 850,000 people in the UK ...

Ecija cop returns P.5 million to trader
philstar.com - 2018-06-24
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga, Philippines -- A businesswoman recovered her bag containing P550,000 that she left at an automatic teller machine (ATM) near a public market in Llanera, Nueva Ecija on Friday. Senior Police Officer 1 Gerald Paul Cayog returned the ...

AIIB's latest meeting turns spotlight to India
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-06-24
Besides India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Central Asian and Middle Eastern nations are also among the names. The bank's lending stance has been prudent, belying concerns that it would throw money at any project in hopes of benefiting Chinese industry.

North, South Korea to hold reunions for families long separated by war
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-24
(CNN) -- North and South Korea agreed on Friday to allow families who were separated during the Korean War to meet in August -- the first such reunions since 2015. Each side will choose 100 people to meet at the scenic Mount Kumgang resort in North Korea ...

Gatchalian calls out PCOO for wrongly naming him 'Winston'
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-24
Winston Gatchalian" witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between state universities and colleges, local universities and the Commission ... recent blunders This is not the first time the government's communication arm committed a mistake.

Manila poised for return to glory
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-23
Solar City is a 148-hectare, state-of-the-art, tourism, commercial and residential district that will rise in Manila Bay to host business centers, residential and commercial properties, and tourism facilities, including an international cruise ship terminal.

China steel firm investing $3 billion in Philippines
philstar.com - 2018-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Chinese steel manufacturer Panhua Group ... Aside from steel manufacturing, Panhua has subsidiaries in other business divisions such as real estate, shipping terminals, metal mines and commercial banks. Plaza is visiting China ...

P21.2 million cocaine seized in Quezon
philstar.com - 2018-06-23
CAMP GUILLERMO NAKAR, Philippines -- Four kilos of cocaine with an estimated street value of P21.2 million were seized in a drug bust in Infanta, Quezon on Friday. Fisherman Aldrin Taharan, 48, a native of Nagcarlan, Laguna, was arrested after selling ...

11 manufacturing sectors under PCC watch
philstar.com - 2018-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is keeping a close watch on various ,,priority" industries in the local manufacturing sector for possible anti-competitive practices. PCC has tapped a third party for a scoping study on ...

Suicides Have Increased. Is This an Existential Crisis?
The New York Times - 2018-06-23
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released startling new statistics on the rise of deaths by suicide in the United States, which are up 25 percent since 1999 across most ethnic and age groups. These numbers clearly point to a crisis ...

New details emerge on the office affair that led to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's surprising resignation on Thursday (INTC)
Yahoo Finance - 2018-06-23
The office affair which sparked Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's surprise resignation on Thursday started a decade ago and ended before he became CEO in 2013, The Wall Street Journal reported. That relationship was with a woman who still works at Intel, the ...

Smart technology is here
philstar.com - 2018-06-23
Technology is changing things. Sometimes, we are so enamored with all the new gadgets and other shiny objects; we scrape up a lot of money from our hard-earned savings just to make sure we have them lest we lag behind. Technology does not only change ...

S.C. congressional candidate seriously hurt in car crash
Upi.com - 2018-06-23
June 23 (UPI) --Katie Arrington, a Republican candidate in a South Carolina congressional district, was in serious condition after a car crash late Friday. Arrington, who defeated incumbent Mark Sanford in the primary on June 12, underwent surgery after ...

Obamacare may help kidney transplant outcomes
Upi.com - 2018-06-23
SATURDAY, June 23, 2018 -- Medicaid patients with kidney disease are more likely to be placed on a kidney transplant waiting list before they need dialysis if they live in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a new study shows.

Classes suspended in Bicol due to transport strike
philstar.com - 2018-06-23
LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines -- Local government officials have announced the suspension of classes in parts of Bicol on Monday due to a transport strike. The mayors of Daraga, Camalig, Guinobatan and this city announced the suspension of classes in all levels.

Rody rules out arrest of 'tambay'
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-23
However, the authorities clarified that the police could question any suspicious person loitering but not necessarily violating any specific above cited ordinance regarding their presence and business in the area. These persons, according to Eleazar ...

Banked Malampaya gas up for bidding
philstar.com - 2018-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) is selling its unused Malampaya gas called banked gas through a public bidding. In a notice, PNOC said interested parties may submit offers to buy its banked gas comprising of 97.67 ...

5 nabbed for P1.2 million marijuana
philstar.com - 2018-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- Five suspected drug dealers were arrested and P1.2 million worth of marijuana leaves were seized in two sting operations in Quezon City on Friday. Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar, director of the National Capital Region ...

Ombudsman appeals dismissal of raps vs ex-Southern Leyte governor
philstar.com - 2018-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Sandiganbayan should reconsider its ruling dismissing the falsification of public documents charges filed against former Southern Leyte governor Damian Mercado, according to the Office of the Ombudsman. In a motion for ...

DILG employee shot dead in Cagayan
philstar.com - 2018-06-23
TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan, Philippines -- An employee of the Department of the Interior and Local Government in Cagayan Valley was gunned down by motorcycle-riding men in Barangay San Gabriel in this city on Friday. Justin Kevin Padilla, 25, was driving his ...

Apple Watch's Very Cool Walkie-Talkie Feature Lands In watchOS 5 Beta
Forbes - 2018-06-23
David Phelan, Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Since the very first time we saw the Apple Watch, announced by CEO Tim Cook in Fall 2014, Apple has been pushing the envelope in terms of ways to communicate. Back then, the ...

U.S. Supreme Court restricts police on cellphone location data
YAHOO! - 2018-06-23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a major victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement ...

Apple will fix busted MacBook 'butterfly switch' keyboards for free
Mashable - 2018-06-23
Apple is finally taking some responsibility for the troubles assailing some MacBook and MacBook Pro owners with broken keyboards. The company's new "keyboard service program" pledges to replace individual keys and -- whenever it's necessary -- entire ...

Manila inches closer to reviving its glory days
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-23
Solar City is a 148-hectare, state-of-the-art, tourism, commercial and residential district that will rise in Manila Bay to host business centers, residential and commercial properties, and tourism facilities, including an international cruise ship terminal.

D.O.S.T.: All-around policy approach means better health for Filipinos
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-23
Scientists and researchers of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Philippines of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) gave this recommendation recently, saying the state of health of people are influenced by other factors that ...

Steve Case Rise of the Rest bus tour map - Business Insider
Business Insider - 2018-06-23
Silicon Valley has thrived as the hub for tech startups because of the access to capital, talent, and other resources that have developed over years. New York City and Boston, along with neighboring Cambridge, have developed their own strong startups ...

New details emerge on the office affair that led to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's surprising resignation on Thursday
Business Insider - 2018-06-23
The office affair which sparked Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's surprise resignation on Thursday started a decade ago and ended before he became CEO in 2013, The Wall Street Journal reported. That relationship was with a woman who still works at Intel, the ...

Maynilad cuts supply due to murky water from Ipo Dam
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 23) -- Water concessionaire Maynilad has reduced its water production due to an increase in the turbidity level of the Ipo Dam. Turbidity level refers to the sediment content in the dam's water. "Rains brought on by ...

E-load sellers see improved business
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-23
With better mobile data connectivity now in place in Quezon City, small business owners like Agnes Atchuela, whose sari-sari store is on A. Roces Ave., are feeling the boost in their earnings as well. Better mobile data experience also means better ...

Brother launches Direct to garment printer
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-23
"The GTX Direct-to-Garment printer is business-generating and maximizes productivity by producing high-quality results quickly and easily. Besides, it is highly suited to Filipino culture because we love to personalize," says Glenn Hocson, president of ...

Globe confab tackles Cloud, Cybersecurity
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-23
Globe Business, the information and communications technology arm of Globe Telecom, brings out an array of powerful tools and solutions that will enable enterprises to build and secure their business and digital ecosystems for seamless connections with ...

Xiaomi wants to raise over $6 billion in Hong Kong IPO
CNN Money - 2018-06-23
Xiaomi, one of the world's leading smartphone makers, is hoping to raise more than $6 billion by selling shares for a stock market listing in Hong Kong next month. The Chinese tech firm announced the planned value of the listing Saturday. It's less than ...

IRC Properties reorganizes on diversification into infrastructure
philstar.com - 2018-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- IRC Properties Inc. is reorganizing its corporate structure as part of its diversification into the infrastructure sector as well as in the mass transport system industry. But even with the diversification, IRC intends to remain a ...

Apple promises free repairs for faulty MacBook keyboards
CNN Money - 2018-06-23
Apple is promising free repairs for faulty MacBook keyboards after waves of complaints about malfunctions. The company said it has "determined that a small percentage" of MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards may have misfiring keys that unexpectedly repeat or ...

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