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SUSE Linux turns 25: From business distro leader to cloud power
ZDNet - 2017-09-25
After testing the waters for years, Microsoft has launched its first service, Azure Cloud Switch, that's based on Linux. Read More Back in 1992, the idea you could make a business from Linux seemed little more than a pipedream. Three German students ...

Multi-gene test predicts Alzheimer's better than APOE E4 alone
United Press International - 2017-09-25
Sept. 25 (UPI) --Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have developed a new test that may be better at predicting Alzheimer's than APOE E4 alone. The test combines the effects of more than 24 genetic variants that by themselves are ...

Deloitte confirms hack exposed email system
ZDNet - 2017-09-25
Tax and auditing giant Deloitte has confirmed it was targeted by a cyberattack, resulting in the theft of confidential documents and emails. The New York-headquartered company confirmed the breach in an email to sister-site CNET after news of the breach ...

Treasury to auction off P150B in T-bills, T-bonds in Q4
Inquirer - 2017-09-25
The Bureau of the Treasury will borrow P150 billion locally through the auction of T-bills and T-bonds from October to December, a lower volume than the third quarter. Deputy Treasurer Erwin D. Sta. Ana explained to reporters Monday that the volume of ...

Philippines revives plan to join Trans-Pacific trade bloc
Philstar - 2017-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines is reviving its plan to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) even as the mega-trade deal pushes through without the US, the Department of Trade and Industry said. The country recently conveyed its intention to ...

Microsoft takes its first steps of its plan to migrate Skype for Business users to Teams
ZDNet - 2017-09-25
It's happening: Skype for Business Online is on its way to being replaced by Microsoft Teams. Microsoft accidentally leaked word of its plans to migrate its Skype for Business customers to its Teams chat-based collaboration service a couple weeks ago.

Private plane crashes in Romblon sea
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-25
Felix Ylagan, a member of the Romblon provincial board, said the five-seater private plane crashed off the shores in the vicinity of Barangay (village) Binongan in San Agustin town around 9 a.m. Ylagan reported inclement weather in the island province ...

Microsoft and Facebook just laid a 160-terabits-per-second cable 4,100 miles across the Atlantic
The Verge - 2017-09-25
Microsoft, Facebook, and the telecoms infrastructure company Telxius have announced the completion of the highest capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. The cable is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per second, the equivalent ...

US senators revise health bill in last-ditch effort to win votes
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-25
In Photo: Sen. Susan Collins (Republican-Maine) speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, on September 18. Collins said she had "a number of serious reservations" about the latest proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Gov't agencies to face criminal liability for business permit delays under Senate-approved measure
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- Government workers will be criminally liable for delays to business applications in an expanded anti-red tape bill, author and sponsor Senator Migz Zubiri said on Monday. "There's a criminal liability for ...

Sereno submits reply to impeachment complaint
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-25
Story updated to include statements from Chief Justice Sereno's lawyers. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno filed on Monday her reply to the impeachment complaint against her at the House of Representatives.

Faeldon files ethics complaint vs. Trillanes
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- Former Customs Chief Nicanor Faeldon filed on Monday an ethics complaint against Senator Antonio Trillanes. The 14-page document filed before the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges accused Trillanes ...

‘Great SE Asian migration’ under way
- 2017-09-25
As the political landscape in the West continues to face uncertainty—thanks to events such as Brexit and the Trump administration—a new travel trend among entrepreneurs and business magnates has been observed by a leading international residence and citizenship planning firm: that of “the great Southeast Asian migration.”

7 adults die every hour, 8 children die of cancer daily in PH, says group
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-25
These alarming statistics, says the Cancer Coalition of the Philippines (CCP), show that cancer is a "growing and serious public health concern" in the country and that Congress should give priority to the passage of a law that will increase ...

Uber CEO apologizes to Londoners: 'We got things wrong'
CNN Money - 2017-09-25
Uber's new CEO issued an apology to Londoners on Monday just days after city officials said they would not renew the company's license. "While Uber has revolutionized the way people move in cities around the world, it's equally true that we've got things ...

AXA empowers people to live a better life
Inquirer - 2017-09-25
Life offers amazing opportunities and grand adventures, but it can also take a sudden turn and bring unexpected challenges along the way. Such was the story of Lisa*, 25, when she decided to travel to Nepal to join a humanitarian mission to teach ...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company had the chance to buy Minecraft well before 2014, but passed
Business Insider - 2017-09-25
Minecraft creator Markus Persson speaks at a Game Developers Conference early on in the game's lifespan. Official GDC / Wikimedia Commons Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's new book "Hit Refresh" tells a different version of the company's $2.5 billion purchase ...

LTFRB mulling cases vs. participants in jeepney strike
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- Regulators said Monday they may file cases against participants of the jeepney strike for violating the ban on stopping operations based on their franchise. Speaking on CNN Philippines' New Day, Land ...

Shorter hours, 2 days off for nurses, health workers
Philstar - 2017-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Nurses and other health workers in private medical facilities nationwide will no longer be required to work for more than eight hours a day and will enjoy two days off per week or additional compensation. The Department of Labor and ...

CHR challenges palace anew: Agree to independent probe on alleged EJKs
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 24) -- The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is challenging Malacanang to agree to a United Nations call for an independent investigation on alleged extrajudicial killings (EJKs). "If the government really ...

At Florida Nursing Home, Many Calls for Help, but None That Made a Difference
New York Times - 2017-09-24
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- The emergency room workers at Memorial Regional Hospital rushed the first patient to Room 9, which was devoted to the hope and practice of arresting death. They threaded fluid lines into her veins and readied a breathing tube.

5.4 quake jolts Mindanao provinces
Philstar - 2017-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- An earthquake measuring magnitude 5.4 shook parts of Mindanao before dawn yesterday, causing damage to property and power outages. The tremor occurred at 4:47 a.m., some 10 kilometers northwest of Wao, Lanao del Sur, the Philippine ...

Kidnap suspect evades arrest
Philstar - 2017-09-24
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- A suspect in a kidnapping case escaped while his three companions were arrested in a coastal village here on Saturday, security officials said. Kadil Asalin, alias Tatay, fled through the backdoor as a team from the city ...

Lead in Flint's water linked to decline in birth rate, study finds
Yahoo News - 2017-09-24
The lead contamination of the Flint, Mich., water system that began in 2014 has shown up in the blood of thousands of children across the city, and public health officials are keeping a watch out for possible health and behavioral effects. A new study by ...

Everything We Learned From Russia's Massive Zapad Military Exercise
Yahoo News - 2017-09-24
Is Russia's military as good, or as bad, as they say? Everything We Learned From Russia's Massive Zapad Military Exercise The conclusion of the large-scale Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2017 military exercise allows some initial reflections. Though the Zapad ...

Is Nintendo the most 'punk' video game company? We asked Reggie Fils-Aime.
Mashable - 2017-09-24
"Nintendo and the Switch are really punk." Those are the words from the industry's most-recognized punk (or post-punk) video game developer: Goichi Suda. He told me his perspective on Nintendo and its newest piece of hardware -- the Switch -- when I sat ...

Soldier shoots wife dead, kills self
Philstar - 2017-09-24
LAGUNA, Philippines -- An Army soldier reportedly shot his wife dead before killing himself at their home in Barangay Tuntunghin Putho, Los Baños City here on Saturday afternoon. Relatives found the bodies of Sgt. Pedro Talandron and his wife Rowena at ...

New LPA seen as Nando exits Phl
Philstar - 2017-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical depression Nando left the Philippine area of responsibility on Saturday, but a trough or extension of a new low-pressure area will bring rains in the eastern sections of Visayas and Mindanao. As of 3 p.m. yesterday, the ...

The cambrian moment in our innovation economy
TechCrunch - 2017-09-24
Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On. More posts by this contributor: Why LA 2028 will be the first truly digital Olympic Games ...

Exporters nix shorter work week
Philstar - 2017-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport) is opposing the need for a law implementing a compressed work week as it appeals for a status quo, wherein employers are allowed to decide the suitable work hours for their ...

PAL trims flights to Auckland
Philstar - 2017-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is reducing flights on the Manila-Cairns-Auckland route amid a cut in fuel supply at the Auckland airport in New Zealand. "PAL will be implementing twice weekly Manila - Cairns - Auckland ...

All-time high
Philstar - 2017-09-24
PHILEQUITY CORNER By Wilson Sy (The Philippine Star) | Updated September 25, 2017 - 12:00am Since the PSEi eclipsed the previous all-time high of 8,137 last Sept. 14, our index continued to make new record highs. Last week, we notched our highest close ...

Jiggy, Pia serve your dose of weekend news
Philstar - 2017-09-24
We do our set-up there and go live without the teleprompter. (Doing it) is more challenging." Jiggy anchors the show despite weather conditions (sweltering heat and heavy rainfall) and competes with the natural noise from the crowd and their location.

Alsons to raise P2.5 B from commercial papers
Philstar - 2017-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc. of the ... Among these obligations are with Metrobank Trust Banking Group including the P34-million, 90-day loan maturing in Oct. 16; P124-million, 91-day loan maturing in Oct. 30; P100-million ...

Stricter authentication for online transactions to start Sept. 30
Philstar - 2017-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Banks are set to adopt stricter authentication measures for online transactions starting Sept. 30 to foster a secure digital financial services environment and protect consumers against cyber attacks, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas ...

12-Year-Old With Cancer Donates More than 2,300 Pairs of Socks to Other Hospital Patients For Her Birthday
Yahoo News - 2017-09-24
A 12-year-old who's battling cancer wanted to bring cheer to other hospital patients so she used her birthday as an opportunity to give back. Emma Becker knows first-hand that hospitals can be chilly so rather than receive gifts on her 12th birthday in ...

Makati to launch free microchips for pet dogs, cats
Inquirer Technology - 2017-09-24
"The technology will enable us to keep tabs on dogs, ensure they are in the best of health and return them to their rightful owners in case they get lost," Binay said in a statment. "This is important for people like us who consider dogs as part of ...

J&J levels up leave benefits
Inquirer - 2017-09-24
As part of its commitment to be an employer of choice, Johnson & Johnson recently rolled out enhanced maternity and paternity leave packages for its employees to allow them to maximize their time not just with their newborn babies, but even with their ...

Dance of Faith: Charming the deity of fertility
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-24
Santa Clara is the patron saint of good weather and the saint to whom a woman prays in order to have a daughter, as well as a faithful spouse, according to Cristobal. San Pascual Baylon is the patron saint whom Christian women implore when they want to ...

When Disaster Hits and Landlines Fail, Social Media Is a Lifeline
New York Times - 2017-09-24
Since Hurricane Maria lashed Puerto Rico this week, Carol Mitchell has not heard a word from her mother. Ms. Mitchell, who is in Tampa, Fla., said her mother lives in Utuado, a mountainous Puerto Rican municipality where there have been reports of fatal ...

House approves anti-discrimination bill on 3rd and final reading
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20) -- The House approved the bill prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (SOGIE) Wednesday. Congressmen voted unanimously, 198-0-0, to pass the SOGIE Equality ...

Isabela health personnel undergo basic life support
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-09-24
The training was conducted at the Rescue Academy at the Provincial Capitol compound in this city. (MDCT/MGE/PIA-2 Isabela) The Philippine Information Agency is the official public information arm of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines.

Thousands flock to UPLB in hopes of Marcos money
Philstar - 2017-09-24
People started to assemble at the university's "Freedom Park" as early as 3 a.m ... In a report dated Feb. 6, 2017, news agency SunStar said two women were arrested in Pangasinan for "enticing" people to join Bullion Buyer Ltd. by promising them ...

8 'members' of big drug ring nabbed in Maguindanao
Philstar - 2017-09-23
MAGUINDANAO -- Anti-narcotics agents on Friday arrested eight members of a large drug ring operating in six towns in Maguindanao province. The suspects, Almusid Karim, Ibrahim Karim, Madryu Karim, Fatima Karim, Reniel Ampuan, Jimmy Gomez, Nasser Usop ...

Duterte: I only have ?500,000 in my bank account
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-23
Davao City (CNN Philippines, September 24) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he has about ?500,000 in the bank, adding anyone, including Senator Antonio Trillanes, may look into it. [Translation:It may be around ?500,000, more or less. But it's a ...

Bongbong Marcos warns of 'gold bar scam' as thousands flock to UPLB
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 24) -- Former Senator Bongbong Marcos on Saturday warned the public against scams that involved large amounts of money being given away. "It's a scam pure and simple. I have repeatedly warned the public against ...

Cayetano to UN: PH anti-drug war protects human rights
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 24) -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said the government's war against drugs is a "necessary instrument" to preserve and protect, and not violate human rights in the country. "Security and human ...

Baguio when it rains
Philstar - 2017-09-23
But as the scenery changed, so did the weather. The rain let up as we got nearer to the metro. By the time we got home around midnight, there was no sign of it at all. Lifestyle Feature - Travel ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1

Fruitas gets Asean recognition
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-09-23
Several Philippine brands continue to demonstrate exceptional success anchored on their contribution to the economic and socio-cultural development of the region--which is what the Asean Business Awards aims to do. The Asean Business Awards serves as a ...

5 Americans Talk About How A Health Law Overhaul Would Affect Them
NPR News - 2017-09-23
As the nation has debated the GOP proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, NPR member station reporters have been talking to people around the country about how the proposed changes in the health law would affect them. A young man with ...

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