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Alibaba To Invest $15 Billion In Global Logistics And Takes A Controlling Stake In Cainiao
Forbes - 2017-09-30
China-based Alibaba has acquired a controlling stake in logistics company Cainiao. The e-retailer giant has further announced an intention to invest 100 billion yuan ($15 billion) in its global logistical capabilities over the next five years. Cainiao ...

What you need to know about speed limits in the Philippines
Rappler - 2017-09-30
MANILA, Philippines - Road crashes are among the leading causes of deaths around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) identifies speeding as one of the main problems that contribute to the risk of crash-related injuries in road traffic.

There's a big board battle brewing at Uber
Business Insider - 2017-09-30
There's a new battle brewing in the ongoing war for control at Uber as the company prepares to reset itself after appointing a new CEO. On Friday night, former CEO Travis Kalanick surprised the company by appointing two new members to the board, apparently ...

Google Investigating Russia's Use Of Platform During US Election, Will Meet Lawmakers
International Business Times - 2017-09-30
After Facebook and Twitter briefed Congress and Senate lawmakers about its investigations over Russia's use of its platform to meddle with the U.S. election, Google is now investigating whether Russian-linked agents used its sites to do the same, according ...

Group seeks smooth shift to renewables
Philstar - 2017-09-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Environment group Center for Energy, Ecology, and Development (CEED) is urging for a just transition program as the government shifts toward renewable energy amid global threats of climate change. While CEED is backing the recent ...

Google Prepares to Brief Congress on Its Role in Election
New York Times - 2017-09-30
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google has become the latest Silicon Valley giant to become entangled in a widening investigation into how online social networks and technology products may have played a role in Russian interference in the 2016 election. On Friday ...

Rody seeks meeting with Drilon over Mabilog
Philstar - 2017-09-30
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte wants to talk with Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon to enlighten him about the alleged drug links of Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog. "I think they are related," Duterte said in an interview aired ...

Global Ferronickel posts 80% hike in mineral deposits
Philstar - 2017-09-30
MANILA, Philippines ... Holdings Inc. (FNI) reported an almost 80 percent increase in mineral resources following its drilling and exploration program in its Cagdianao mine. In a regulatory filing, FNI said subsidiary Platinum Group Metals Corp ...

India's Video Streaming Market Is Bigger Than Ever, And Here's Who You Should Watch
Forbes - 2017-09-30
The year 2016 was a milestone year for video streaming in India. While the two biggest players in video streaming -- Netflix and Amazon Prime Video -- landed, there was also a mobile data wave in the country, triggered by promotional offers by the new ...

Police: CCTV of hazing crime scene tampered with - 2017-09-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 29) -- The police on Friday ended their two-day sweep of the Aegis Juris Fraternity Library, but they said the scene of the hazing of Horacio Castillo III has been tampered with. The police inspected CCTVs outside ...

Trillanes denies funding destabilization plot vs. Duterte - 2017-09-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 30) -- Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV denied President Rodrigo Duterte's claim that the senator used money from foreign deposits to destabilize the government. "Mga bagong imbento ni Duterte [These are new fabrications ...

Duterte threatens to arrest Ombudsman officials who won't cooperate in probe - 2017-09-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 30) -- Even if he has yet to form a body to investigate the Ombudsman, President Rodrigo Duterte already threatened to arrest those who will not cooperate in the probe. [Translation: If you don't show up, if I do ...

Government loses 2 more soldiers in Marawi
Philstar - 2017-09-30
LANAO DEL SUR -- Maute gunmen killed two soldiers in clashes Friday as government forces maneuvered through streets in a four-block spot in Marawi City where remnants of the group are still holding out. Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez, Jr. of the Western Mindanao ...

Bomb with nails goes off; BIFF hand suspected
Philstar - 2017-09-30
MAGUINDANAO -- A roadside bomb packed with nails prematurely exploded near a bridge in Guindulungan town late Friday, causing panic among local residents. Responding investigators said there were indications that the improvised explosive device was ...

Large solar storm sparks global aurora and doubles radiation levels on the martian surface
Phys - 2017-09-30
This animation shows the sudden appearance of a bright aurora on Mars during a solar storm. The purple-white color scheme shows the intensity of ultraviolet light over the course of the event, from observations on Sept. 12 and 13, 2017, by the Imaging ...

San Miguel makes gains in bid to halve water use by 2025
Inquirer - 2017-09-30
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PH stocks recover as regional markets firm up
Inquirer - 2017-09-30
EDC, Ayala Corp. and Metrobank also slipped. PXP fell by 3.23 percent after earlier sizzling on speculation of an oil exploration deal with China. Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 ...

Lawyer of Castillo family: UST officials must be investigated in hazing death - 2017-09-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 30) -- The lawyer of hazing victim Horacio Castillo III's family urges authorities to investigate University of Santo Tomas (UST) officials for possible irregularities that led to Castillo's death. Wearing a black ...

Experience best of Makati
Inquirer - 2017-09-29
Take the case of Legazpi Village which, on a regular work week, would find its ... Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

Rockwell starts performing arts theater project
Inquirer - 2017-09-29
The Rockwell Performing Arts Theater is slated to open in the first quarter of 2020. Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share ...

Plays that play it safe
Inquirer - 2017-09-29
Options for play should not be limited just because your house does not come with a big yard for kids to run around in. Neither should kids be limited to video games, the internet or gadgets. Here are some ideas which are perfect for families who have ...

Sta. Lucia Mall endures test of time
Inquirer - 2017-09-29
Living in the eastern corridor of Metro Manila will not be complete without the Sta. Lucia Mall. Some consider Sta. Lucia Mall as their second home for a lot of reasons--primary of which is the fact that, being the first and biggest establishment in Rizal ...

Manila cops face raps over drug war slays
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-29
Launched with the help of lawyers allied with militant and human rights groups, the legal action came in the wake of a Social Weather Stations survey showing that the majority of Filipinos doubt the usual police statements about drug suspects being killed ...

Bask in the vibrance of the PH real estate industry
Inquirer - 2017-09-29
This era is perhaps one of the best periods for the Philippine real estate industry. Call it a confluence of events, but the present circumstances have rightfully created today an environment that is rife with highly lucrative opportunities for the ...

Rockwell on its way to deliver world class act
Inquirer - 2017-09-29
Upscale property developer Rockwell Land Corp. held earlier this week a ceremonial concrete pouring of the Rockwell Performing Arts Theater at The Proscenium in Makati. This world class theater, which is slated to open in the first quarter of 2020, is one ...

A house built on friendship
Inquirer - 2017-09-29
Housing has always been a challenge in cities across the globe. People often wish to live in urban areas to be close to places of work and study. As a city progresses, however, property values increase as well. As such, it has become harder to find an ...

Can Consciousness In Brain-Injured Patients Be Restored?
NPR News - 2017-09-29
Philosophers have long worried whether it is ever really possible to know how things are, internally, with another. After all, we are confined to the external -- to mere behavior, or perhaps to behavior plus measurements of brain activity. But the ...

LRT-MRT common station breaks ground
Philstar - 2017-09-29
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony held yesterday, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said the event was made possible following the cooperation of private sector stakeholders such as Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC), SM Group, Ayala Group ...

PAL willing to settle fees, charges
Philstar - 2017-09-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is in talks with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) for an amicable settlement on unpaid navigational fees and charges.

How would you rate your life?
Philstar - 2017-09-29
BUSINESS MATTERS (Beyond the bottom line) By Francis J. Kong (The Philippine Star) | Updated September 30, 2017 - 12:00am Is this a typical day for you? Alarm churns its ugly sound. You wake up, hit the snooze and sleep for another five to 10 minutes.

Roku's IPO popped nearly 70% - 'even investors watch TV' says the CEO
Business Insider - 2017-09-29
Roku made its debut on the Nasdaq exchange on Thursday and investors couldn't get enough. The stock, which was priced at the top of its range at $14 a share, surged on its opening day and finished Thursday's regular trading session up nearly 70% at $23.50.

Uniwide delisting ordered - 2017-09-29
The Philippine Stock Exchange ordered the delisting of Uniwide Holdings Inc., a company owned by businessman Jimmy Gow, due to continued violation of the disclosure rules of the exchange. The PSE in an order said Uniwide would be delisted from the office ...

PH, China thresh out $200-m bPanda bonds - 2017-09-29
THE government is working with the Chinese regulators to get the much-needed approval for the planned Panda bond issuance of the Philippines worth $200 million in China, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said Friday. Dominguez said in a statement the ...

The Equifax Hack Has the Hallmarks of State-Sponsored Pros
Bloomberg - 2017-09-29
In the corridors and break rooms of Equifax Inc.'s giant Atlanta headquarters, employees used to joke that their enormously successful credit reporting company was just one hack away from bankruptcy. They weren't being disparaging, just darkly honest ...

The DOJ wants to know if you liked this anti-Trump Facebook page
Mashable - 2017-09-29
The Department of Justice wants to know more about the people who liked an anti-Trump Facebook page before the president's inauguration. Turns out the government issued three warrants to Facebook on Feb. 9, one of which the ACLU has called "overbroad ...

China's bitcoin market alive and well as traders defy crackdown
Reuters - 2017-09-29
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Weeks after Beijing banned fundraising through token launches and ordered some bitcoin exchanges to shut, casting a chill over the cryptocurrency industry, traders say that the market is far from dead. While several exchanges have ...

ICO Ban: Switzerland And South Korea Crack Down On Cryptocurrency Sales
International Business Times - 2017-09-29
South Korea just became the latest country to ban initial coin offerings, aka tech projects crowdfund with cryptocurrency. "Raising funds through ICOs seem to be on the rise globally, and our assessment is that ICOs are increasing in South Korea as well ...

Positive Topline Results for Cannabinoid Gel in Fragile X
Medscape News - 2017-09-29
A clear transdermal cannabinoid (CBD) gel (ZYN002, Zynerba Pharmaceuticals) improved key symptoms of fragile X syndrome in the phase 2 FAB-C study, the company reports. Topline results of the open-label study in pediatric and adolescent patients with ...

2 dead in Benguet, La Union mishaps
Philstar - 2017-09-29
MANILA, Philippines -- A 54-year-old woman and a truck driver died in separate vehicular accidents in Benguet and La Union on Thursday. Gloria Yaris, 54, was declared dead on arrival at the La Union Medical Center, where tricycle driver Bon Cris Juloya ...

Manila Water promotes Asia Pacific water security
Philstar - 2017-09-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Ayala-led Manila Water Co. Inc. inked an agreement with two Australian organizations to promote water security in the Asia-Pacific region. The agreement was signed with the International Water Centre and the University of Queensland.

Ortigas forays into serviced residences
Philstar - 2017-09-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Ortigas & Co. has made its foray into the serviced residences business. In a press briefing yesterday, the company unveiled The Cirque in Circulo Verde along Calle Industria between the cities of Quezon City and Pasig. It is a 55 ...

Drug war: 2 brothers slain in Cavite
Philstar - 2017-09-29
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, Philippines -- Two brothers were killed in an alleged shootout with police officers following a sting in Alfonso, Cavite on Thursday night. Lloyd Arriola, 39, and his brother Dennis, 41, both of Laurel, Batangas, were declared ...

Another power plant bogs down
Philstar - 2017-09-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Luzon grid was placed on yellow alert for the second time this week due to thin power reserves as another power plant bogged down yesterday. The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) raised the yellow alert from 11 a.m ...

Drink Up! Volunteers Swallow Bacteria That Causes Typhoid
NPR News - 2017-09-29
If somebody asked you to drink a solution filled with live bacteria that can cause typhoid, you'd probably say ... no. "I think they did a beautiful job," says Myron Levine, the University of Maryland's associate dean for Global Health, Vaccinology and ...

Window dressing boosts share prices
Philstar - 2017-09-29
Meanwhile, this developed as the Philippine Stock Exchange announced that Uniwide Holdings Inc. would be delisted from the exchange because of voluntary delisting.

Meralco power supply deals still being evaluated by ERC
Philstar - 2017-09-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is still scrutinizing the power supply agreements (PSA) of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) three months after it promised a decision on the power deals. The ERC said the Meralco PSAs are still ...

DENR to investigate garbage collector over Manila Bay dump
Philstar - 2017-09-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to investigate garbage operator Philippine Ecology System Corp. (Phileco) over the dumping of solid wastes into the Manila Bay. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu ...

Money supply, lending continue to grow
Philstar - 2017-09-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Liquidity in the domestic financial system continued to expand in August due to the strong demand for credit, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported yesterday. According to BSP data, money supply, also known as M3, grew 15.4 ...

Aboitiz food unit acquires 70% of Vietnam feeds firm
Philstar - 2017-09-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Pilmico Foods Corp., the food unit of conglomerate Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc., has completed the acquisition of 70 percent of Vietnamese animal feeds firm Europe Nutrition Joint Stock Co. (Eurofeed) for $3.2 million. The ...

Security firm finds some Macs vulnerable to 'firmware' attacks
Reuters - 2017-09-29
(Reuters) - Since 2015, Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has tried to protect its Mac line of computers from a form of hacking that is extremely hard to detect, but it has not been entirely successful in getting the fixes to its customers, according to research released ...

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