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Changing of the guard
philstar.com - 2018-07-13
Such is the moral of this fable. And it applies across the disciplines - sport, entertainment, business, politics. Weather-weather, in local jargon. In an instant, the universe can shift its focus, find a new constellation of stars. It is, truly ...

Twitter Wants to Smyte Trolls
International Business Times - 2018-07-13
There are two certainties in life: death and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) trolls. The microblogging service has struggled with abuse and harassment since the dawn of time. "We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we've sucked at it for years ...

Epic Games Is Giving A Big Chunk Of Its 'Fortnite' Money Back To The Unreal Engine Marketplace
Forbes - 2018-07-13
Epic Games may be in the news a lot these days as the makers of Fortnite: Battle Royale, but the global megahit is still not the company's primary business. There will come a time when Fortnite is no longer at the top of the world, and when that time comes ...

IT vendors slash prices in LatAm as users seek savings
ZDNet - 2018-07-13
Technology companies are drastically reducing prices of products and services and diversifying their portfolios as a way to respond to recessionary spending patterns of user organizations in Latin America, according to a recent study. Tech Budgets 2018: A ...

Microsoft advocates for government regulation of facial-recognition technology
ZDNet - 2018-07-13
On the heels of criticism of its work with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Microsoft is advocating for government to take a role in regulating facial recognition technology. Microsoft officials have said that the company's work with ICE ...

YouTube TV offers subscribers a free week after World Cup outage
The Verge - 2018-07-13
The worst case scenario played out on YouTube TV this week when the service went down during the England / Croatia World Cup semifinal match at the height of the game. To apologize, the company is now offering subscribers a free week of service, according ...

Drug war: 4 suspects killed in stings
philstar.com - 2018-07-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Four drug suspects were killed in anti-drug operations in Bulacan, Cavite and Laguna on Thursday night. An alias Louie drew his gun when he sensed he had sold shabu to police officers who posed as buyers in Barangay Minuyan Proper ...

CDC: 1 in 9 U.S. adults over 45 reports memory problems
Upi.com - 2018-07-13
FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- If you're middle-aged and you think you're losing your memory, you're not alone, a new U.S. government report shows. In fact, one in nine Americans aged 45 and older say they are experiencing thinking declines. According to the U.S ...

2 kids die after eating isaw in Camarines Sur
philstar.com - 2018-07-13
LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines -- Two children reportedly died after eating chicken intestine locally known as isaw and grilled blood or "betamax" in Milaor town in Camarines Sur. A police report identified the fatalities as Lyka Lopez, 10, and her sister ...

In Twitter Purge, Top Accounts Lose Millions of Followers
The New York Times - 2018-07-13
Many celebrities, politicians and so-called social media influencers found their Twitter followings knocked down a few digits on Thursday as the company slashed tens of millions of suspicious accounts from the totals. For example, the actor Ashton Kutcher ...

'Do Not Eat' Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal, CDC Warns
NPR - 2018-07-13
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is telling people not to eat Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, which has been linked to an outbreak of salmonella infections now numbering at least 100 people in 33 states. "Do not eat this cereal," the agency ...

PSE: Companies to continue expansion amid shaky market conditions
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 13) -- The stock market closed just shy of the 7,400 point mark on Friday, posting steady recovery over the week. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) index ended at 7,399 points, 0.66 percent up from the previous day's ...

Facebook faces UK fine over its privacy scandal
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-13
LONDON--Facebook is facing its first financial penalty for allowing the data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica to forage through the personal data of millions of unknowing Facebook users. A UK government office that investigated the Cambridge Analytica ...

From kites to ferris wheel--how rural Wiefang became a smart city
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-13
WITH the advent of 5G comes all the talk about artificial intelligence and it has become a hotly debated topic among business leaders, policy-makers, academics and industry experts. Understandably, some take a cautious view when it comes to AI development ...

D.T.I. taps international expos to penetrate Chinese market
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-13
THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) sees a huge potential of penetrating the Chinese market through country participation in international trade expositions and facilitation of business-to-business linkages. "Business-to-business activities are ...

BOI meets Taytay garments, textile manufacturers and stakeholders
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-13
Garments manufacturing is one of the silong industries in Taytay with about 190 registered garment manufacturers, 52 remnant-cloth sellers, 29 registered ready-to-wear retailers and 4,000 surveyed flea-market sellers, a report by the Taytay Business ...

DepEd calls for increase in guidance counselors' pay
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 13) -- Department of Education (DepEd) officials on Friday called for an increase in guidance counselors' pay to help address the lack of such professionals in public schools. DepEd has asked the Department of Budget ...

COA: ?5.9 billion in PCSO charity fund spent not for charity programs
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 13) -- More than a third of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO)'s charity fund for 2017 was not used for charity programs as mandated by law, the Commission on Audit (COA) found. In its annual audit report ...

SSS warns employers to remit employees' contributions
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 13) -- The Social Security System (SSS) warned it will soon be cracking the whip on employers who are not remitting their employees' contribution. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel Dooc said they will ...

Vista Land signs P7.7-B corporate note facility
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-13
VISTA Land & Lifescapes, Inc. (VLL) has secured corporate note facilities totaling P7.7 billion to fund its capital expenditures this year. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Friday, the Villar-led firm said it signed a corporate note facility ...

COA: DOTr underspends by ?39 billion
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-13
and continue talks with the Metro Pacific Investment Corporation to possibly take over the operations and maintenance. It is expecting higher revenues this year.

Korean Air introduces flights to Croatia
philstar.com - 2018-07-13
SEOUL -- Korean Air will expand its network to Europe with the launch of a direct scheduled service between Seoul, South Korea and Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Starting from September 1, 2018*, Korean Air will commence the direct service three times a ...

CPP rejects localized peace talks, says Duterte 'pretending to want peace'
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 13) -- The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Friday said it won't participate in the localized peace talks being pushed for by the government. The country's biggest communist organization shot down President ...

A closer look at the 'darling' Philippine economy
philstar.com - 2018-07-13
MANILA, Philippines -- In an attempt to fire back at Vice President Leni Robredo, who advised President Rodrigo Duterte to pay attention to the economy instead of hurling tirades against her or God, presidential spokesman Harry Roque claimed: "all ...

Senate to hold hearing on TRAIN in Cagayan de Oro
philstar.com - 2018-07-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Sen. Grace Poe will hold a public hearing in Cagayan de Oro next week on government subsidies for poor Filipinos under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law. The hearing next Wednesday will look into the law's effects on ...

July 16 a special non-working holiday in CAR
philstar.com - 2018-07-13
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has declared Monday, July 16, 2018, a special non-working holiday in all six provinces in the Cordillera Administrative Region -- Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province and the ...

Duterte, Robredo earn approval of more Filipinos in June - Pulse Asia
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 13) -- President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo earned more approval from Filipinos in June, a private pollster said. Pulse Asia released on Friday the results of its second quarter nationwide survey on ...

DOJ Undersecretary named Comelec Commissioner
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 13) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Justice Undersecretary Antonio Kho Jr. as the new commissioner of the Commission on Elections, Special Assistant to the President Bong Go said on Friday. Kho, who is also ...

SC orders Comelec to comment on VP recount threshold rule
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 13) - The Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), ordered the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to submit a comment on the current threshold rule in the ongoing Vice Presidential vote ...

Online education gives moms chance to continue their learning
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-13
Anna earned her BSBA in Management Information Systems ... and now a BSBA - MIS graduate," shares Anna. Similarly, Princess Pairat was juggling responsibilities as a mother of two and a business owner when she decided to pursue a degree to acquire ...

Economic doldrums amid so much cash
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-13
It is not for lack of money that the government cannot institute drastic reforms and alleviate poverty ... How come more than 80 million Filipinos do not have a bank account? Amid so much liquidity (the techspeak for so much cash), how come 22 million ...

Jenner youngest billionaire--Forbes
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-13
Forbes conservatively valued her company at $800 million and raised her overall worth to $900 million by throwing in earnings from television programs, endorsements, and after-tax dividends ... and momager Kris handling the business side in exchange ...

Can of worms at the Export Development Council
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-13
In fact, some of my friends in the real estate business tell me that had they know the property was turned over and possibly injected into a venture corporation with Philexport and ICCP they should have bid themselves and gave government better terms.

Philracom increases prizes in face of Train Law
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-13
In an effort to attract bettors in the face of increased taxes on prizes brought about by the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion ... issued by the Municipality of Carmona. Conversely, the business permits issued to OTBs for horse-racing and ...

Mega Expo showcases transport/logistics
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-13
"One of the greatest challenges in addressing our market demands is not only looking for efficient distribution channels but supporting your business with cost-effective solutions and technologies," shared Patrick-Lawrence Tan, CEO of Global-Link MP ...

BDO Foundation tack for PWDs wins AREA plum
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-13
The AREA 2018 awarding ceremonies were attended by hundreds of guests that included business and government officials, diplomatic representatives, social and community leaders, and representatives from local and international media. Organized by Enterprise ...

Millennials drive Red Planet's pan-Asia hotel expansion
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-07-13
It operates 30 hotels with more than 4,700 rooms in four countries -- the Philippines, Japan, Thailand and Indonesia -- which includes one hotel in Tokyo not under the Red Planet brand. To speed up the company's development, it is now seeking to enter into ...

Reproductive health for all
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-07-13
In a statement marking the annual celebration of World Population Day, the Commission on Population executive director Juan Antonio Perez III said family planning (FP) information and services must be recognized as "a right that everyone is entitled to ...

Palace: Duterte views latest trust, approval scores with humility
philstar.com - 2018-07-13
Duterte made this remark after a Social Weather Stations survey showed that his satisfaction rating dropped from 70 percent in March to 65 percent in June. "I do not care. Make it 15. It does not matter to me anymore. It does not interest me at all ...

Inflation, weaker peso stoke hot money outflow in June
philstar.com - 2018-07-13
MANILA, Philippines -- More foreign capital went out of the Philippines for a second consecutive month, reflecting market jitters stoked by rising inflation and a weaker peso, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported on Thursday. Registered foreign ...

Trust ratings of Philippine officials
philstar.com - 2018-07-13
Public trust in Vice President Leni Robredo eroded in the first quarter of 2018, a Social Weather Stations poll released Wednesday finds. According to an SWS survey of 1,200 adults conducted from March 23-27, 58 percent of Filipinos have "much trust ...

6,000 teachers deployed to promote peace in Mindanao
philstar.com - 2018-07-13
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Some 6,000 teachers deployed in five southern provinces in the past five years ... said Friday the latest batch of duly licensed public school mentors enlisted by his department is comprised of 765 men and women who had ...

7 in 10 Filipinos want Duterte to assert arbitral ruling in West PH Sea -- survey
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 13) -- Majority of Filipinos want President Rodrigo Duterte to assert the Philippines' sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea two years after the government won its case against China in an international arbitral ...

More Filipinos trust Duterte, less for Robredo - Pulse Asia
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 13) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has earned more trust from Filipinos, while Vice President Leni Robredo's trust rating dropped two percent as compared to late last year, a private pollster said. Pulse Asia released on ...

EDC plans P11.5-billion borrowings
philstar.com - 2018-07-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Lopez-led Energy Development Corp. is looking to borrow P11.5 billion from various banks within the quarter to support its financial requirements for the year. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) yesterday, EDC ...

Donald Trump brings own wall of steel on UK visit as protesters gather
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-13
(CNN) -- When Donald Trump arrives Thursday in Britain -- a country he described this week as "somewhat in turmoil" -- he will find his own wall set up even as preparations for protests against his visit are in full swing. Tall metal mesh barricades and ...

Senate President receives draft of proposed federal charter
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 12) -- The Consultative Committee tasked to review the 1987 Constitution handed over a copy of the proposed federal charter to the Senate on Thursday. Former Chief Justice and ConCom chair Reynato Puno and former Senate ...

46,366 tambays nabbed in Metro Manila over past month
philstar.com - 2018-07-12
MANILA, Philippines -- A total of 46,366 individuals were rounded up for violating local ordinances on smoking, drinking and urinating in public places; curfew and being half-naked on the streets in Metro Manila over the past month, an official said ...

There are cheaper and better alternatives to the new $700 device Apple is selling that gives more power to Mac laptops
Business Insider - 2018-07-12
Apple introduced a $700 device on Thursday called an "eGPU," made by a company called Blackmagic, that can give a 13-inch MacBook Pro better performance than any 15-inch MacBook Pro that Apple sells. An eGPU is an enclosure that houses a graphics card, and ...

FDA to more aggressively tackle disruptive drug shortages
YAHOO! - 2018-07-12
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to more aggressively fight medication shortages that recently have led to rationing of some drugs and disrupted hospital operations. The FDA said Thursday that it's forming a task force to find ways to improve ...

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