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'Healing Through Harvesting': Gleaning Unwanted Fruit Helps Refugees In Need
NPR News - 2017-10-26
Tilahun Liben thought he was seeing things. Surely that mound of orange orbs under those trees near his church couldn't be oranges. Could they? It was 2010, and Liben had just arrived in Tucson, Ariz., as a refugee from Ethiopia. He had been a musician ...

Twitter overstated monthly users for 3 years but says it could finally turn a profit next quarter
Business Insider - 2017-10-26
Twitter beat Wall Street's expectations for its third-quarter earnings and said it could finally turn a profit next quarter. But the company said it had overstated monthly users for the past three years. Twitter still won't reveal exactly how many daily ...

Uber now lets you add multiple stops to your ride
CNN Money - 2017-10-26
Uber is finally adding a multiple stops feature. The company announced a new tool on Thursday that lets users add up to three stops to a trip. The feature is rolling out globally and most customers will see it in their apps starting on Thursday, according ...

AFP: More rebels leaving communist movement
Philstar - 2017-10-26
Several NPA guerrillas also surrendered in Abra, Surigao del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, Occidental Mindoro and Cagayan. Arevalo said 14 high-powered firearms were recovered from 30 rebels who surrendered ...

Duterte appoints former DOH secretary to replace Ubial
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- Francisco Duque III returns to the Department of Health once again as its Secretary, officials said. Duque, who served as Health Secretary under the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ...

Trump Administration Declares Opioid Crisis A Public Health Emergency
NPR News - 2017-10-26
President Trump declared a public health emergency to deal with the opioid epidemic Thursday, freeing up some resources for treatment. More than 140 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Francisco Duque back as Health secretary
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-26
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday appointed Francisco Duque III as secretary of the Department of Health (DOH). Duque replaced Jean Pauly Rosell Ubial whose ad interim appointment was rejected by the Commission on Appointments. Duque served as a health ...

Metro Manila police, toll operators gear up for Undas 2017
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Security personnel will also patrol residential areas to prevent robbery incidents. Tollways operated by San Miguel Corporation will also have additional personnel deployed to aid in expected heavy traffic this coming All Saints' Day. Skyway O&M ...

Police: No threats to ASEAN Summit in November
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- Tens of thousands of security forces will be deployed and are on alert for any possible retaliatory attacks by supporters of the ISIS-linked Maute group during the ASEAN Summit in two weeks time, police said ...

Atio collapsed on 4th paddle strike, lost consciousness on 5th - state witness
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 25) -- Hazing victim Horacio "Atio" Castillo III lost consciousness when he was hit by a paddle for the fifth time during the initiation rites, a suspect told the Department of Justice. Justice Secretary Vitaliano ...

DTI chief warns against fully opening construction sector to foreign groups
Inquirer - 2017-10-26
Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez cautioned against a move to further liberalize the construction industry in favor of foreign contractors, saying that the government should first give preference to local players. Lopez defended the interests of ...

Duterte, Roque meeting set in Malacañang
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-26
Citing her sources, Tordesillas said the President was not pleased with the way Abella handled the media when his trust and satisfaction ratings declined in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. In an interview in Malacañang, Abella ...

BOI approves perks for massive P4.15-B solar project in Pangasinan
- 2017-10-26
The Board of Investments (BOI) approved the application of Pilipinas Newton Energy Corp. to develop a P4.15-billion solar energy project in Pangasinan.

DFA: 10-year validity for PH passports to take effect in 2018
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will start issuing Philippine passports with 10-year validity starting January 1, 2018. This follows the signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic ...

Justice Dept: PDEA to handle drug accusations vs. Liberal Party stalwarts
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- The Justice Department says its hands are tied on drug allegations against two stalwarts of the opposition Liberal Party (LP). Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre on Wednesday said he has been receiving ...

Escudero: Senate to continue probe on Bautista's questionable wealth
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 25) -- Resigned Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andy Bautista is not yet off the hook after Malacañang accepted his resignation. While the impeachment case against him has been terminated, Senate ...

Quedan now a severe tropical storm
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) - Quedan has intensified into a severe tropical storm on Thursday, and is expected to bring rains to eastern Luzon as it hovers over the Philippine Sea. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical ...

Sara Duterte to seek House seat, Paolo to retire in 2019
Philstar - 2017-10-26
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte's children have announced their political plans for 2019. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will be gunning for a seat at the House of Representatives while Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte announced that he ...

Duterte appoints Eastern Mindanao Command Chief to head Armed Forces
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 25) -- Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero is the incoming Armed Forces Chief. Guerrero will replace Gen. Eduardo Año who will retire on Oct. 27 when he turns 56 years old, the mandatory retirement age. Guerrero heads ...

Duterte: EU can 'go to hell' if they don't accept reason for tirades
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 25) -- The President said the European Union (EU) can "go to hell" if they do not accept the explanation behind his tirades against it. In a speech at the Association of Southeast Asian Law Association, President ...

AFP Chief of Staff confirms ISIS funded Marawi siege
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año confirmed Wednesday ISIS gave the Maute group at least $1.5 million for the Marawi siege. Speaking to CNN Philippines' News Night on Wednesday ...

GCash users seen doubling to 10 M
Philstar - 2017-10-25
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Street wear bringing steady growth to global luxury market
Inquirer - 2017-10-25
MILAN -- High-end street wear helped boost global sales of luxury personal goods by 5 percent this year to an estimated EUR263 billion ($309 billion), according to a new study released Wednesday by consultancy Bain & Company. After two years of flat ...

Trump moves to let US cities and tech companies test drones together
The Verge - 2017-10-25
President Trump will put a new program in place that could accelerate and increase the number of drone tests across the United States, according to a new memorandum released by the White House. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot program, as it ...

Millennium Global backs out of deal to buy 81% of Calata
Philstar - 2017-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Millennium Global Holdings Inc. said it would no longer proceed with its plan to acquire 81 percent of Calata Corp. In a disclosure, Millennium Global said "it has been decided with finality that the company will no longer proceed ...

Amazon can soon put packages in your home when you're not there -- here's how it works
Business Insider - 2017-10-25
Packages delivered via Amazon Key will be placed just inside the home. Amazon Amazon will now allow deliveries inside your home when no one's there. It's part of the new Amazon Key program announced on Wednesday. To participate, customers need to be Amazon ...

FCC to vote to rollback U.S. media ownership rules
Reuters - 2017-10-25
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote at its November meeting to rollback landmark media ownership regulations that limit the ability of companies to own multiple TV stations and newspapers in the same market and ...

PayMaya redefines Philippines payments landscape with game-changing innovations
Philstar - 2017-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- As the pioneer and leader in digital financial services, PayMaya Philippines is making mobile and online payment transactions more accessible to Filipinos nationwide with revolutionary payment technologies. "As the digital economy ...

Market snaps 3-day losing streak
Philstar - 2017-10-25
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gained 23.43 points ... down 1.47 percent and Ayala Land Inc., down 1.59 percent. Meanwhile, emerging equities rose yesterday with some Asian markets hitting record highs, but gains in currencies ...

Peso plunges to new low at 51.77:$1
Philstar - 2017-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will pursue tactical intervention in the foreign exchange market as the peso slumped to its weakest level in more than 11 years, BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. said yesterday. "All of the ...

e-Cigarettes Cause Unique Injury to Lung Immunity, Study Shows
Medscape News - 2017-10-25
A new study finds that e-cigarettes cause unique harm to innate lung immunity, challenging the concept that they are a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes. "[O]ur results indicate that e-cigarette use alters the profile of innate defense ...

Tesla Turns Power Back On At Children's Hospital In Puerto Rico
NPR News - 2017-10-25
Tesla has used its solar panels and batteries to restore reliable electricity at San Juan's Hospital del Niño (Children's Hospital), in what company founder Elon Musk calls "the first of many solar+battery Tesla projects going live in Puerto Rico.

Apple just bought its own wireless charging company. Here's why.
Computer World - 2017-10-25
Apple has purchased a New Zealand-based wireless charging company whose technology can send power to multiple devices, from headphones to remote controls, at the same time. As appealing as that may sound for mobile devices, Apple likely hopes to use the ...

The More Lavish the Gifts to Doctors, the Costlier the Drugs They Prescribe
New York Times - 2017-10-25
When drug companies give gifts to doctors, the doctors prescribe more -- and more expensive -- drugs. The more lavish the gifts, the greater the effect. Researchers used data from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services on the prescriptions written ...

Globe, Jack Ma company launch 'scan to pay' mobile service
Philstar - 2017-10-25
The report noted mobile money interoperability arrangement between PayMaya Philippines of dominant carrier PLDT Inc. and GCash of Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. would further promote increased adoption of digital financial services in the country.

Uber Chooses Barclays and Visa for Its No-Fee, Co-Brand Credit Card
Bloomberg - 2017-10-25
Uber Technologies Inc. chose Visa Inc. as the network for its co-brand credit card. The Barclays Plc-branded card will offer users 4 percent back on dining purchases and 3 percent on airfare, hotel and vacation-home rentals, the lender said Wednesday in a ...

HQ is the smartphone obsession you never asked for
Mashable - 2017-10-25
At 3 P.M. every weekday, thousands of people, no matter whether they're at work or in school, are on their smartphones with fingers poised, ready to answer live trivia questions. Get it right, and move on to the next question. Get it wrong, and you're out.

2 suspects, 5 others shot dead
Philstar - 2017-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Two suspected guns-for-hire were killed in an alleged shootout with police operatives in Pangasinan on Tuesday. Five other persons were gunned down in Sorsogon, Batangas and Quezon in the past two days. Motorcycle riders Ber-nabe ...

Room boy returns backpack with P2.4 M
Philstar - 2017-10-25
MABALACAT, Pampanga ­ , Philippines -- A room boy returned a backpack containing P2.4 million in cash left in one of the rooms at Hotel Sogo in Barangay Dau on Tuesday. Arlan Sotto, 23, immediately reported the incident and turned over the backpack ...

Jeepney collides with truck; 4 dead
Philstar - 2017-10-25
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga , Philippines -- Four persons died and eight others were injured when a passenger jeepney and a 10-wheeler truck collided along the Manila North road in Barangay Estrada, Capas, Tarlac on Tuesday. Three of the fatalities were ...

3 kids electrocuted in Pangasinan
Philstar - 2017-10-25
CALASIAO, Pangasinan , Philippines -- Three children were electrocuted in Barangay Nagsaing in this town on Tuesday. Lynard Christian Reyes, 16; and his siblings Francine, 12, and Reynaldo Jr., 1, were pronounced dead on arrival at the ...

Global Ferronickel profit up in 9 months
Philstar - 2017-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Listed Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc. (FNI) saw its net income surge to P780 million in the first nine months from only P7 million in 2016. FNI, the second largest nickel producer in the country and the largest single lateritic ...

Jobs mismatch, not labor shortage, affecting local construction sector
Philstar - 2017-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine construction sector is experiencing a mismatch between available jobs and the required skill set as 10 million Filipinos remain unemployed, a trade official said. On the sidelines of the ASEAN+6 Construction Forum ...

BSP trims term deposit offer
Philstar - 2017-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) slashed anew the volume of the term deposit auction facility (TDF) to P130 billion starting Nov. 2 from the current level of P140 billion amid the shrinking excess liquidity in the financial system.

MICC unearths questionable contracts
Philstar - 2017-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is looking into mining contracts with questionable expansion arrangements in 24 mining sites, according to the Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC). In a statement ...

Sytin acquires control of LMG
Philstar - 2017-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Businessman Dominic Sytin, the man behind United Auctioneers and United Holdings Power Corp., has ... a premier industrial auction company in the Philippines, started its first auction with only a handful of industrial ...

MICC lifts ban on open pit mining
Philstar - 2017-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The mining industry scored a victory after the inter-agency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) recommended the lifting of the open pit ban in the country, saying the local sector is now poised for a more sound investment ...

Cebu Pacific invests $25 M for pilot training school
Philstar - 2017-10-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Cebu Pacific is investing $25 million for a pilot training program to meet expansion requirements. "Over the next five years, Cebu Pacific will be investing $25 million to train 250 cadet pilots to become full-fledged first ...

JAC meets Jack
Philstar - 2017-10-25
NEGOSYO KAPATID: Angat Lahat By Joey Concepcion (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 26, 2017 - 12:00am While the ASEAN Business and Advisory Council is preparing for the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017, I had the wonderful opportunity of ...

Jack Ma: PH internet speed 'not good,' calls for stronger govt-private cooperation for faster internet
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-10-25
Our cities, our countries are not connected," Ma added. Ernest Cu, chief executive officer of Globe Telecom, and PLDT's chief revenue officer Eric Alberto were in the audience and singled out by the forum's host, Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship ...

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