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The characters of HBO's 'Silicon Valley' are inspired by real people in the tech world -- here they are
Business Insider - 2018-04-06
HBO's "Silicon Valley" gives a whirlwind tour of the triumphs, debauchery, and epic fails of the real tech world. It's a show so spot-on, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel once called it "basically a documentary." In an interview with INSIDER in 2017, "Silicon Valley ...

Facebook was caught secretly deleting Mark Zuckerberg's sent messages -- here's what it's doing about it
Business Insider - 2018-04-06
Facebook has been caught deleting old messages sent by CEO Mark Zuckerberg -- a feature unavailable to ordinary users. The social network is now saying it will roll out the "unsend" feature to everyone at some point in the future. But critics have accused ...

Thromboembolic Risk (if Any) Is Short-Lived in Post-Op AF
Medscape - 2018-04-06
Patients with new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary bypass surgery are at less risk of thromboembolic events, death, and AF hospitalization than those with primary, nonvalvular AF (NVAF), suggests a new cohort study. Indeed, thromboembolic risk ...

PhilHealth-accredited Health Care Professionals can now monitor PF payment status
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-04-06
QUEZON CITY, April 6 -- Doctors, dentists and midwives accredited by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will soon be able to track the status of claims for the payment of their professional fees (PF). Through the Health Care ...

Study: City areas with healthy eating, exercise options help control diabetes
Upi.com - 2018-04-06
April 6 (UPI) --Diabetics better control their disease if they live in a city's area with options for healthier eating and physical activity, including walking, according to a study in New York. Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public ...

Bora rehab may be shorter; government details work plan
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-06
Hundreds of Boracay hotels, as well as restaurants, tour operators and business establishments were on Friday undertaking the daunting process of unwinding bookings for rooms, flights, weddings and other events and facilities. "Some people are cursing us...

ESA: Gaia's second data release to offer details on 1.6 billion stars
Upi.com - 2018-04-06
April 6 (UPI) --Astronomers working on the Gaia mission are preparing for the spacecraft's second data release. According to the latest European Space Agency update, the data release will offer details on approximately 1.6 billion stars. Launched in 2013 ...

Commercialized Catholicism
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-06
Once, a highly visible church leader in Central Luzon was discovered to be living in a luxurious ... The security guards of a well-known university in Manila must stand at attention each time a priest passes by. Ironically, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio ...

Study: Nut, seed proteins more heart healthy than meat
Upi.com - 2018-04-06
April 6 (UPI) --People consuming nuts and seeds have a lower risk of heart disease than those mostly eating meat, according to a study conducted in the United States and Canada. Researchers from Loma Linda University School in California, and AgroParisTech ...

Ex-South Korean leader Park gets 24-year prison term
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-06
The Seoul court convicted Park of colluding with longtime confidante Choi Soon-sil to pressure 18 business groups to donate a total of 77.4 billion won ($72.3 million) for the launch of two foundations controlled by Choi. The two women were also convicted ...

P is for Paris... and the Huawei P20 series
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-06
"We look for inspiration from artists to continuously evolve our approach to design and innovation," Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, said during the launch. "The Huawei P20 Series builds on the legacy of our collaboration with Leic

World shares sink as US and China trade threats on tariffs
New York Daily News - 2018-04-06
ASIAN SCORECARD: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index dipped 0.4 percent to close at ... Singapore's share index rose, while those in Indonesia, the Philippines and India fell. Mainland Chinese markets remained closed for a holiday. TRADE TIFF: U.S.-China ...

You'll soon be able to sleep in space for just $792,000 a night
Upi.com - 2018-04-06
April 6 (UPI) --Space is scheduled to get its first luxury hotel thanks to Houston-based aerospace startup Orion Span. The company aims to launch its Aurora Station in late 2021. "By early 2022, we will be hosting tourists, astronauts, space research, and ...

Synthetic Cannabis Laced With Poison Linked to Severe Bleeding, CDC Warns
Medscape - 2018-04-06
Synthetic cannabinoids sold under a variety of names, such as Spice and K2, have been linked to serious, unexplained bleeding in several states, federal health officials are warning. From March 10 through April 5, 94 people have presented to emergency ...

Philippines eyes greener Boracay, but cleanup plan unclear
Reuters - 2018-04-06
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will tear down illegal structures ... resulting in increased concentration of human faeces along the beaches and posing health risks to swimmers. Duterte ordered the shutdown on Wednesday, and businesses are scrambling ...

DENR anticipates legal challenge to Boracay closure
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-06
Mr. Cimatu said other offices to be asked to join the task force are the Departments of Labor and Employment, Social Welfare and Development, Energy, Transportation, Public Works and Highways, and Health. The Technical Education and Skills Development ...

First Philippine Holding 2017 recurring profit up 15%
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-06
FIRST Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPH) reported on Friday a 15% increase in 2017 net profit on a recurring basis to P6.8 billion, which excludes a one-off item in connection with debt prepayments by unit First Gen Corp. The net profit attributable to the ...

Agri sector development remains key to Mindanao growth
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-06
(From left) World Bank Country Director Mara K. Warwick, Secretary Abul Khayr D. Alonto of the Mindanao Development Authority, and Philippine Business for Social Progress Chair Miguel Rene A. Dominguez discuss the Mindanao Jobs Report during its launching ...

Megaworld $200-M senior note issue priced below guidance
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-06
MEGAWORLD Corp. has priced its $200-million fixed senior perpetual notes at 5.375%, below the initial price guidance of 6%, it told the stock exchange on Friday. "This was essentially flat to the tightest Philippine Fixed-For-Life instrument in the ...

Grab assures government no sharing of Uber data
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 6) -- Grab, which will take over the Philippine operations of former rival Uber on Sunday, assured the country's privacy regulators that data of Uber users will not be touched or shared. "So even after April 8, no data ...

Pregnant And Detained
NPR - 2018-04-06
Jacinta Morales, an undocumented mother of two U.S. citizens, originally from Michoacán, Mexico, recounted complications with her pregnancy while in detention. They started in April 2017 -- the day she learned Immigration and Customs Enforcement planned ...

In A Border Region Where Immigrants Are Wary, A Health Center Travels To Its Patients
NPR - 2018-04-06
Our Take A Number series is exploring problems around the world through the lens of a single number. It's about 7 p.m. on a chilly night, and Sirene Garcia is standing outside an apartment building about an hour's drive from Rochester, N.Y. Even though ...

Where to: City escape and island getaway
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-06
Folks in the southern part of the metro may opt for a quick city escape at Discovery Primea in Makati, which offers 10 percent off the Best Available Rate in its Business Flat, Business Suite, Executive Suite, and Primea Suite. The room package in the ...

DILG tells non-residents to leave Boracay ahead of closure
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-06
Boracay (CNN Philippines, April 6) -- Non-local workers in Boracay should go home ahead of the island's mandatory closure on April 26, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said. "Mahirap talaga (It's hard) but we have to do this.

Sereno: De Castro should inhibit from ouster petition
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 6) -- Embattled Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has sought the inhibition of one of her harshest critics from hearing the petition to remove her from office. In a 132-page motion with annexes filed on Friday, Sereno ...

CityMall secures P5-billion lease contracts
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-06
CityMall Commercial Centers Inc., a joint venture between DoubleDragon Properties Corp. and SM Investments Corp., won lease contracts worth P4.97 billion in several CityMall sites across the country. DoubleDragon said in a disclosure to the stock exchange ...

Baguio will not suffer same fate as Boracay, officials claim
philstar.com - 2018-04-06
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- Baguio City will not likely suffer the same fate of Boracay, officials of the popular tourist destination said. "We do not see that happening," assured Baguio City councilor Elmer Datuin, chairman of the city council's tourism ...

Facebook: Most users may have had public data 'scraped'
YAHOO! - 2018-04-06
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook's acknowledgement that most of its 2.2 billion members have probably had their personal data scraped by "malicious actors" is the latest example of the social network's failure to protect its users' data. Not to mention its ...

Just beneath the surface
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-06
From afar, ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower appears as a structure of glass and steel common to urban landscapes. Up close, there is much more than the glass façade. The air circulates around each floor with ease and natural light is abundant in almost all ...

Philippines Eyes Greener Boracay, but Cleanup Plan Unclear
The New York Times - 2018-04-06
MANILA -- The Philippines will tear down illegal structures ... resulting in increased concentration of human faeces along the beaches and posing health risks to swimmers. Duterte ordered the shutdown on Wednesday, and businesses are scrambling to ...

Manufacturing sector posts double-digit growth in February
philstar.com - 2018-04-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Factory production significantly grew in February, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported on Thursday. Manufacturing output--as measured by the Volume of Production Index--climbed 24.8 percent in the second month of the year ...

Lighting up the Skyline
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-06
It features spaces for recreation, relaxation, fitness, social gatherings and business pursuits. Each unit has a private balcony. Units in the topmost floors include private decks of at least 55 sqm., with the floors havinag as little as 4 units to a floor.

IKEA partners with mall operator SM Prime for first Philippines store
Business Insider - 2018-04-06
SM Prime, the Philippines' biggest property firm, will build premises at the SM Mall of Asia to rent to IKEA under an agreement signed earlier this year, said Alexander Pomento, SM Prime vice president for investor relations. The firm is also considering ...

AC Energy eyes power portfolio topping 5 GW
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-06
AC Energy, the power arm of conglomerate Ayala Corp., aims to build a diversified power portfolio of more than 5 gigawatts (GW) by 2025. "Our goal is to exceed 5-GW of capacity by 2025. We will do this by growing both in the Philippines and around the ...

Filinvest secures gaming license for Clarkfield devt
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-06
The Filinvest Mimosa + Leisure City is a joint development of FDC and property development unit Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI). FLI launched its business park and recently completed and fully leased out its first office building with a second building to be ...

Financial secrecy Philippine style
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-06
Granted, most of the money was simply being hidden from current or ex wives, boyfriends, business partners and taxing authorities, in a few cases the funds were exceedingly dirty. However, at the end of the day, a few--very few--of the individuals went down.

The uphill battle to save Baguio from becoming next Boracay
InterAksyon - 2018-04-06
It poses a continuing threat to the shrinking green spaces in Baguio city and will cause adverse consequences to the heritage, culture, health and well-being of the people," the petition read. Many Twitter users, both tourists and residents alike ...

Holiday Inn Express opens in Newport City
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-06
Rooms at Holiday Inn Express Manila are equipped with comfortable beds and other amenities . "The Holiday Inn Express brand is providing savvy business and leisure travelers with relaxed, affordable, and hassle-free stays every time," enthuses HT Cheah ...

Duterte to hold bilateral talks with China's Xi this April
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 6) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is set to hold a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Hainan province of China on April 10, Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Manuel Teehankee announced ...

Manila port operators seek hike in cargo-handling tariff
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-06
PORT operators Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) and International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) have filed petitions with the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) for cargo-handling rate increases at Manila South Harbor and Manila International Container ...

Tropical Storm Caloy exits PAR
philstar.com - 2018-04-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical Storm Caloy (international name: Jelawat), which did not make any landfall, left the Philippine area of responsibility Tuesday night. In a public weather forecast issued at 4 a.m., state weather bureau PAGASA said that ...

World shares sink as US and China trade threats on tariffs
YAHOO! - 2018-04-06
ASIAN SCORECARD: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index dipped 0.4 percent to close at ... Singapore's share index rose, while those in Indonesia, the Philippines and India fell. Mainland Chinese markets remained closed for a holiday. TRADE TIFF: U.S.-China ...

DENR ready to face possible legal backlash from erring Boracay business owners
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 6) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is ready to face any legal dispute that could be filed by Boracay business owners who refuse to back down despite violations of the law. Environment ...

Philippine tourist island in chaos as shutdown looms
Yahoo Finance - 2018-04-06
Manila (AFP) - The Philippine tourism industry scrambled Friday to manage ... Hundreds of Boracay hotels, as well as restaurants, tour operators and business establishments were on Friday unwinding bookings for rooms, flights, weddings and other events ...

Philippine tourist island in chaos as shutdown looms
YAHOO! - 2018-04-06
The government plans police, or even military, checkpoints at ports to keep tourists away from the tiny central Philippine island that draws two million visitors each year. Residents will get passes while Boracay is rehabilitated. Domestic airlines ...

Duterte 'willing to accept' Rohingya refugees
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 6) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has called the Rohingya crisis a "genocide" and offered the refugees a home in the country. "I'm willing to accept refugees. Rohingyas, yes," Duterte said in a speech on Thursday.

San Miguel formalizes consolidation of food and beverage business
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-06
San Miguel Corp has formalized its consolidation of its food businesses under San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc. The conglomerate announced the signing of the Deed of Exchange of Shares, wherein SMC transferred to SMFB 7.859 billion common shares of liquor ...

1,482 poor Calambeños benefit from SM medical mission
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-06
Karen Christine H. Tiqui, SM City public relations officer, told the Philippine News Agency the free medical and health-service activities successfully served the urban poor and the marginalized rural folks with mostly mothers and their children and senior ...

Three week notice of Boracay closure unfair - stakeholders
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 6) -- A private body that advises government on tourism policies said the three-week notice to shut Boracay island down is unfair to the tourism industry. "They held out on the date of closure for so long, we were not ...

Asian shares waver as US and China trade threats on tariffs
New York Daily News - 2018-04-06
KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index dipped 0.4 percent to 21,567.52 while ... Singapore's share index rose while those in Indonesia, the Philippines and India fell. Mainland Chinese markets remained closed for a holiday.

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