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What To Expect From Twitter After Earnings Beat
Forbes - 2018-04-26
Twitter announced its Q1 results on Wednesday, April 25. The company reported an improvement in revenue growth after a slowdown through 2017. Net revenues were up 21% to $665 million for the quarter, with the international segment contributing ...

Facebook Provides A Master Class For Investors
Forbes - 2018-04-26
In spite of all the drama surrounding Facebook, what really matters to investors is how the business is doing. Facebook reported its first quarter earnings yesterday and they were fantastic. As I write this Facebook is at $176, up from a low of $152 in March.

Scientists find lots of gorillas in census, also see decline
YAHOO! - 2018-04-26
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A first-of-its-kind intensive count of western Africa gorillas found far more of the apes than conservationists previously thought. Maybe not for long: The same study found a 19 percent plunge in that gorilla population in just eight years.

Snag this 55-inch Samsung smart TV and get a free $100 Walmart gift card
Mashable - 2018-04-26
In the market for a smart TV (that's actually affordable)? You came to the right place. Even though we post about wild smart TV deals on a weekly basis, we forgive you for skipping every single one before this. Here's another chance: Walmart is offering a ...

NASA celebrates National Parks Week with park photos from space - 2018-04-26
April 26 (UPI) --To celebrate National Parks Week, NASA has compiled and shared a gallery of photographs of national parks taken from space. A few of the newly releases images were captured by astronauts aboard the space station this week. The newest ...

Amazon is worth $735 billion -- but Wall Street's betting it's more like a startup than a tech giant
Business Insider - 2018-04-26
Ahead of Amazon's earnings report Thursday, the company is trading at a steep premium to its earnings. Even with that premium, bulls have lots of reasons to like the company and its stock. But there are some clouds over the company, including criticism ...

CDC: Autism Prevalence Up Slightly to 1 in 59
Medscape - 2018-04-26
Rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have risen slightly in the United States, which may be because of to improved detection among minority populations, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today. According to the latest ...

A New Spider Family Tree Tries to Untangle the Evolution of Webs
The New York Times - 2018-04-26
Scientists have fiercely debated the origins of the orb-style web. A new study challenges the idea that all spiders who make this web had a common ancestor. Spider webs present an intriguing challenge to evolutionary biologists. These finely honed death ...

Philippine conglomerate JG Summit names new CEO
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-04-26
He will replace his uncle, James Go, who will stay on as chairman. JG Summit is involved in food and beverage production, in addition to having a hand in the airline, real estate, petrochemical and banking industries. It has equity investments in ...

Police Body Cameras Could Get Facial Recognition Technology
Fortune - 2018-04-26
A company that makes body cameras used by police forces across the country is weighing the benefits of adding facial recognition technology to the cameras. Axon, which makes Taser electroshock weapons body cameras, launched an artificial intelligence ...

Study: VA care on par with other health providers - 2018-04-26
April 26 (UPI) --Veterans receiving care in the Veterans Administration healthcare system receive inpatient and outpatient treatment similar to other providers, according to a RAND Corporation study. But the researchers found a high variation in quality ...

Sprint is reportedly announcing a new Unlimited 55+ plan for seniors on May 18th
The Verge - 2018-04-26
Sprint is reportedly announcing a new unlimited plan for people 55 years and older on May 18th, according to Android Police, in order to better compete with T-Mobile, which started offering a similar plan for seniors last year. The Sprint plan -- also ...

Special Report: Who are vulnerable to drug use?
Sun Star - 2018-04-26
But while the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD ... were persons 15 to 24 years old who were not attending school, had not finished any college or post-secondary course, and were not working. Majority, or 44.8 percent, of those not ...

Special Report: With skills, a new start for recovering drug dependents (Third of four parts)
Sun Star - 2018-04-26
This is why after they have been rehabilitated, drug users who surrendered under Oplan Tokhang are referred to the Department of Social Welfare ... Others had graduated from college, while still others had availed themselves of skills training from Tesda.

Kanye West Tweets About Starting VC Fund, Meeting With Billionaire Peter Thiel
Fortune - 2018-04-26
Kanye is back with a bang. In addition to writing "a real-time philosophy book" on Twitter, the rapper has also made some wild claims in the last few days. On Wednesday, West alluded to his plans around a new venture capital fund called "Yeezy VC ...

BSP eases SBL rules for project contractors
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-26
as well as the "super-consortium" proposing to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport which include Ayala Corp., Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc., Alliance Global Group, Inc., Asia Emerging Dragon, Filinvest Development Corp., JG Summit ...

Older surgeons have lower patient death rates: Study - 2018-04-26
April 26 (UPI) --Surgeons older than 50 have lower patient death rates than their younger counterparts, according to a new analysis of medical records. Researchers reviewed medical records for 892,187 Medicare patients aged 65-99 who had one of 20 common ...

JG Summit appoints Lance Gokongwei as CEO
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-26
The conglomerate also named Universal Robina Corp. Executive Vice-President Cornelio S. Mapa, Jr. as senior vice-president, corporate strategy for consumer businesses and JG Summit Chief Strategist Bach Johann M. Sebastian as senior vice-president ...

Now Corp. income surges in 2017
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-26
NOW CORP. said its attributable net income surged in 2017, fueled by higher revenues from software licenses and services and broadband services. In a regulatory filing, the information technology company recorded a net income attributable to parent of P6 ...

BPI-supported program helps K-to-12 students find internships
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-26
BANK of the Philippine Islands (BPI) said the BPI Foundation and social enterprise YGOAL, Inc. are working with the Department of Education (DepEd) to help K-to-12 students gain more work experience during and after their time in school. It said the BPI ...

Philippine Business Bank books higher Q1 net income on growth across sectors
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-26
"The bank continues to expand its capabilities and reach as we put up more branches. PBB remains steadfast in its commitment to become the banking partner of choice of small and medium entrepreneurs throughout the country." In February, PBB told the ...

Booking cancellations in Boracay hit P100 million
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-26
"But we were jump-starting [as we opened in March], and business had been good so far, so it was just unfortunate that Boracay had to be closed," she said. While Bocanegra was unable to give the exact amount of revenue losses from the six-month closure ...

Alliance Select generates profit for first time since 2011
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-26
resulting to a decrease in its authorized capital stock to P1.5 billion, comprising of three billion common shares at 50 centavos each. The company is banking on the equity restructuring program for its continued growth in the future.

Cebu Pacific targets 22M passengers in 2018
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-26
The Gokongwei-led budget carrier is banking on the continued growth in domestic and international inbound tourists to achieve its goal. "To reach our goal of flying 22 million passengers this year, we remain committed to offering a compelling route ...

Cordillera books fastest economic growth in 2017 among regions - 2018-04-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Across regions, Cordillera Administrative Region posted the fastest economic growth in 2017, while the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao still managed to chalk up positive growth despite the bloody Marawi siege that lasted for ...

Philippines: Duterte closes Boracay to tourism over sewage problems - 2018-04-26
April 26 (UPI) --Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a state ... to protect and promote the health and well-being of its residents, workers, and tourists, and to rehabilitate the Island in order to ensure the sustainability of the area and ...

Philippines: Duterte closes Boracay to tourism over sewage problems - 2018-04-26
April 26 (UPI) --Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a state ... to protect and promote the health and well-being of its residents, workers, and tourists, and to rehabilitate the Island in order to ensure the sustainability of the area and ...

Philippines: Duterte closes Boracay to tourism over sewage problems - 2018-04-26
... and the Armed Forces of the Philippines "to act with restraint and within the bounds of the law" to enforce the proclamation. Special Assistant to the President, Christopher Go, said he hoped residents and business owners in Boracay would cooperate ...

Philippines: Duterte closes Boracay to tourism over sewage problems - 2018-04-26
... and the Armed Forces of the Philippines "to act with restraint and within the bounds of the law" to enforce the proclamation. Special Assistant to the President, Christopher Go, said he hoped residents and business owners in Boracay would cooperate ...

Eternal Gardens celebrates top sales producers
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-26
In an interview, Numeriano Rodrin, Eternal Gardens president and COO, said the company has plans to expand its mortuary chapel business and its branches nationwide to adapt to the memorial needs of the Filipinos. "For this year, we will be focusing on ...

Ombudsman clears PNOC-EC execs of grave misconduct raps
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-26
Top officials of the Philippine National Oil Co.-Exploration Corp. (PNOC-EC) were cleared by the Office of Ombudsman of grave misconduct in connection with a joint business venture in international petroleum trade. In a 17-page decision received by the ...

Sweden ready to assist PHL infrastructure buildup, airport security
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-26
Tugade to Sweden to study how we do it," he added. Also present during the meeting was Ulf Wennblom, country manager for the Philippines of Business Sweden. Wennblom pointed out that Sweden has been "in close contact" with the Department of ...

IMI income dropped in Q1
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-26
AYALA-LED Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI) on Thursday said its income dropped by more than a third during the first three months of the year, mainly as a result of the expenses it incurred to relocate its facililities in Shenzen, China. IMI said ...

Patent registrar backs tougher penalties for IP violations
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-26
while cracking down even more aggressively on those who sell fake goods that "involve public health and public safety." She said at a briefing Thursday in Makati City that a draft proposal prepared by IPOPHL involves doubling the penalties and even ...

FWD reported P4.55-billion premium income in 2017
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-26
Apart from the increase in total premiums, FWD Life also posted total weighted new business premiums of P1.65 billion for the same period, expanding 42 percent year-on-year, enabling the company to move up in market rank to 10th in the Philippines.

Major aberrations in accounting, a look back
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-26
(An e-Code will soon be available.) Pertinent laws on business conduct exist and justice is supposed to be evenly applied. Regulators are now more vigilant and proactive, but still we wonder: have we already seen the last of the major accounting scandals?

Prospects of PHL football focus of May conference
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-26
Organized by MMC Sportz Asia and sanctioned by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF), the conference, titled "The Business of Football -- Philippines," is described by organizers as a first of its kind and is set to happen on May 18, from 10 a.m ...

Asia stocks supported by Wall St, but China drags
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-26
TOKYO -- Asian stocks were supported on Thursday by robust corporate earnings that helped Wall Street quell concerns about the surge in U.S. bond yields. However, sagging Chinese shares limited the upside potential of the market. Spreadbetters expected ...

PH to Kuwait: Explain recall of ambassador, arrest warrants vs. diplomatic personnel
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 26) -- The Philippines is asking Kuwait to explain its decision to expel the Philippine ambassador country after the rescue mission of distressed Filipino workers in the Gulf state. In a statement issued Thursday, the ...

Nissan to test Batangas Barako mettle
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-26
It aspires to cater to the people within the vicinity, particularly the Calabarzon area. Business as usual, ala eh! An elated Mariño, for one, is excited about this investment in their region as they are currently busy with various infrastructure projects.

No whiners, please
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-26
While the top 4 universities--De La Salle University, University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University and University ... Far Eastern University, Technological Institute of the Philippines, University of the East and even those in the provinces ...

Flashes of past paradise as Philippines' Boracay empties for makeover
Business Insider - 2018-04-26
BORACAY, Philippines (Reuters) - Volunteers combed near-empty beaches and workers boarded up shops on the island of Boracay on Thursday, as the Philippines' top tourist hotspot closed for a six-month makeover aimed at rescuing it from ruin. For the first ...

NEDA approves eight new infrastructure projects
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 26) - The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board approved this week several infrastructure projects, including the Subic-Clark Railway and an unsolicited proposal for a Bulacan International Airport.

Trike driver tries to sneak shabu into police station - 2018-04-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Police have filed criminal charges against a tricycle driver who attempted to sneak shabu stuffed in hamburgers into a police station in Quezon City. Charges of violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act ...

Ortigas & Company breaks ground on new Greenhills regional mall - 2018-04-26
Bacani also states that while the company revitalizes Greenhills with the new mall, Ortigas will continue to support local entrepreneurs who need a platform to grow their business. "We have always supported Filipino entrepreneurial talent and we will ...

ASEAN to air fears over China's reclamation in South China Sea
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-04-26
The Philippines also hosted the ASEAN-China summit in November ... At the same time, they will call on parties to avoid actions that could complicate the situation in the area. Nikkei staff writer Mikhail Flores in Manila contributed to this report.

PHL shares climb as interest rate concerns ease
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-26
Roxas said via text when asked for an outlook on the PSEi for the short term. Positive corporate earnings lifted US markets overnight, with the Dow Jones Industrial average recovering from a five-day decline to close 0.25% or 59.70 points higher to 24,083.83.

Duterte signs proclamation placing Boracay under state of calamity
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-26
Related: Government temporarily closes Boracay The proclamation cited three sections in the Constitution on the government's mandate to protect the health of the people, promote a healthful ecology, and take care of the nation's marine wealth. Republic Act ...

Gov't fast tracks Boracay West Cove demolition; owner cries harassment
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 26) -- The demolition of controversial Boracay West Cove resort on the western side of Boracay island has begun -- and it will only pick up pace from here, an official said Thursday. "West Cove is already half-demolished.

400 young Filipinos compose PMA Class of 2022
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-04-26
The incoming cadets have undergone a Complete Physical Examination (CPE) conducted at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Health Service Command at V Luna Road, Quezon City. They went through medical, psychological and physical examination to determine ...

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