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ASEAN firms up RCEP stance, engages 6 dialogue partners
Philstar - 2017-09-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have come out with a unified stance on the parameters for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) following the conclusion of the ASEAN Economic Ministers ...

The Latest: Authorities report 1st death in South Carolina
Associated Press - 2017-09-11
EU's humanitarian aid commissioner, Christos Stylianides, announced the assistance Monday, saying the money will go to key sectors such as health, water and sanitation and waste management. The EU has already been involved in the emergency relief effort ...

Signal No. 1 up over 15 areas in Luzon as 2 weather disturbances enter PAR
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-11
Two weather disturbances have entered the Philippine area of responsibility - Typhoon "Lannie" and Tropical Depression "Maring." This is according to the bulletins issued at 11 p.m. on Monday by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and ...

Rackspace acquires Datapipe as it looks to expand its managed services business
TechCrunch - 2017-09-11
Rackspace today announced its intention to acquire Datapipe, one of its largest competitors in the managed public and private cloud services business. Rackspace expects the acquisition, which is its largest one yet, to close in the next quarter.

Irma Blows Out of Florida After Emptying 30 Hospitals
Medscape News - 2017-09-11
Now downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, Irma is blowing out of Florida this afternoon after forcing at least 30 hospitals, 278 assisted living facilities, 61 nursing homes, and some 60 other healthcare facilities to evacuate some or all of ...

6-year-old student uses lemonade stands to help pay off fellow students' lunch debts
Yahoo News - 2017-09-11
One second-grade student wanted to help erase school lunch debt for her fellow students, so she decided to create lemonade stands to raise funds. Amiah Van Hill was inspired to raise funds to help pay off her classmates' lunch debt back in May after ...

MGMA: One in Six Practices Pay Fees for Electronic Payments
Medscape News - 2017-09-11
Seventeen percent of physician practices pay a fee of 2% to 5% to health plans and their contracted vendors to receive their payments through electronic funds transfer (EFT), according to a new survey from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

Sale of Pagcor casinos to start next year
Inquirer - 2017-09-11
The government is set to privatize starting next year the 17 casinos being operated by the state-run Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor), Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said. "Those casinos being operated directly by Pagcor should ...

DID YOU KNOW: Metro Manila has most leptospirosis cases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-11
Metro Manila accounted for 18.9 percent or 172 of the 910 leptospirosis cases reported nationwide from Jan. 1 to Aug. 5, 2017, according to the Department of Health. The region had the highest number of cases during the period, followed by Davao Region ...

Aussie firms lament cost of labor in PH
Inquirer - 2017-09-11
Australian investors pointed to the cost of labor as the biggest challenge affecting their businesses here, according to a survey. Having the least impact a year ago, cost of labor rose to the top of the list that also saw perennial woes including ...

Polycystic ovary syndrome and menopause: What you need to know
Medical News Today - 2017-09-11
Menopause is caused by a gradual fall in a woman's hormone levels, while a hormonal imbalance causes polycystic ovary syndrome. But can the reduction in sex hormones that brings on menopause cure the imbalance that causes polycystic ovary syndrome?

Surigao town mayor dismissed
Philstar - 2017-09-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal of the mayor of Bislig, Surigao del Sur over the alleged anomalous purchase of a heavy equipment. In a decision recently signed by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, Librado ...

Calabarzon cops swap posts
Philstar - 2017-09-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Personnel of the Antipolo, Rizal and Dasmariñas, Cavite police swapped posts yesterday as part of the internal cleansing initiated by the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) police. At least 210 personnel of the ...

The Kodak Printomatic is basically the Polaroid Snap with a new coat of paint
The Verge - 2017-09-11
The first instant film camera in years to bear the famous Kodak name and branding was announced today. The Kodak Printomatic is a pocketable digital camera that combines a 10-megapixel sensor with the ability to instantly print 2 x 3-inch sticker photos on ...

Tesla Adding To Supercharger Network In Cities Starting With Boston, Chicago
International Business Times - 2017-09-11
This year Tesla released the Model 3 to make the all electric car more affordable and accessible. Now the company is expanding its supercharger network to make it easier for city-dwellers to have one of the cars as well, starting with Boston and Chicago ...

Foreign investments nearly triple in June
Philstar - 2017-09-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The net inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Philippines almost tripled in June, rising 183 percent to $674 million from $238 million a year ago, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported yesterday. "In part, the ...

Footwear eyed for US GSP inclusion
Philstar - 2017-09-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines has asked the US to expand anew its Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) coverage to include footwear products following the recent inclusion of travel goods. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said they relayed this ...

Tax treatment of compensation income of ADB Filipino employees
Philstar - 2017-09-11
TOP OF MIND By Atty. Carlo Ohn R. Pascual (The Philippine Star) | Updated September 12, 2017 - 12:00am It is a well settled principle that "taxation is the rule, tax exemption is the exception." Tax exemptions must be strictly interpreted such that ...

The Eagle will fly
Philstar - 2017-09-11
My Washington sources say the advent of new technology ... to look towards Southeast Asia - intensifying their recruitment activities in countries like Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. According to intelligence information, more ...

Pacifica increasing capital to P5b as it expands to food
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-09-11
taking into consideration the current and projected business climate," Pacifica said. The company said it continued to conduct market studies to evaluate particular assets in the food or retail industries, and in other industries with positive growth ...

WeWork raised $5.6 billion in 3 months -- here's how the co-working giant became the most valuable startup in New York City
Business Insider - 2017-09-11
WeWork, a startup that leases trendy, millennial-friendly office space to startups and Fortune 500 companies, just became the sixth most valuable startup in the world. It's been raining money all year long at WeWork. The company has raised over $8 billion ...

Drugmaker Teva hires Lundbeck CEO Schultz to restore its health
Yahoo News - 2017-09-11
JERUSALEM/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Teva poached Lundbeck's Kare Schultz as its new chief executive on Monday, handing the drugs industry veteran the urgent task of convincing investors of the struggling Israeli firm's future. An acquisition spree saddled ...

Apple keeps leaking its new iPhones before they're announced, and it has no one to blame but itself
Business Insider - 2017-09-11
For the last two years, the details about Apple's latest iPhones have leaked before they were officially announced. And both times, the leaks were completely Apple's doing. Last year, just hours before its big iPhone 7 event, Apple's Twitter account ...

Leyte bettor wins P234.2-M lotto jackpot
Philstar - 2017-09-11
MANILA, Philippines -- A bettor from Villaba town in Leyte won the jackpot of the 6/49 Super Lotto drawn on Sunday, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) announced yesterday. Alexander Balutan, PCSO general manager, said the still unidentified ...

Google will repair Hurricane Harvey victims' Pixel phones for free in Houston
Mashable - 2017-09-11
While repairing a broken or damaged cell phone isn't always the most high-priority thing in the wake of a natural disaster, it's still an important one--phones are a primary tool used for communication and gathering information. SEE ALSO: Before and after ...

Household bleach may raise chronic lung disease risk
Medical News Today - 2017-09-11
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a group of conditions that block the lungs' airflow and cause breathing problems. And new research suggests that common cleaning products may significantly raise the risk of these illnesses. According to the ...

New ESC Guideline on Acute ST-Segment Elevation MI
Medscape News - 2017-09-11
BARCELONA, SPAIN -- New guidelines for managing and treating patients with acute ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI) just issued by European Society of Cardiology (ESC) update the previous 2012 guidelines with new topics and changes based on new evidence and ...

A Case of Rapidly Progressive Dementia--and the Surprisingly Easy Fix
Medscape News - 2017-09-11
I'm Maureen McCamley. I'm an internal medicine primary care resident at Emory University. I am happy to be presenting a clinical vignette on a case of rapidly progressive dementia. Let's meet our patient. Ms R is a 56-year-old African American woman who ...

As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles
New York Times - 2017-09-11
FLORENCE, N.J. -- Nissa Scott started working at the cavernous Amazon warehouse in southern New Jersey late last year, stacking plastic bins the size of small ottomans. It was not, she says, the most stimulating activity. And lifting the bins, which often ...

Flinders University turns to Dell Boomi for connected cloud
ZDNet - 2017-09-11
Adelaide's Flinders University has announced that it is using the Dell Boomi integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) to enable a connected environment as it begins to execute its five-year digital strategy through to 2021. The primary objective of the ...

Support for Marcos widespread among Batac youth
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-11
Batac, Ilocos Norte (CNN Philippines, September 11) -- The name Marcos often elicits mixed reactions, but in Batac it is met mostly with cheers. If Manila serves as a battleground of opinions on the controversial family of Ferdinand Marcos, Batac ...

Regular weigh-ins may help prevent college weight gain
United Press International - 2017-09-11
MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 -- No one likes looking at their weight on a scale every day, but that may be just the trick that college students need to ward off the dreaded "Freshman 15," a new study suggests. Researchers at Drexel University and the University ...

On iPhone's 10th Anniversary, Apple Has A Go At A Big Redesign
NPR News - 2017-09-11
Back in 2007, the hype around Apple's new phone was all about the keyboard -- or lack thereof. "In fact, some experts think the days of the telephone keypad are numbered," NPR's Laura Sydell wrote in advance of the release of the very first iPhone by ...

Cassini Spacecraft Prepares For A Fiery Farewell In Saturn's Atmosphere
NPR News - 2017-09-11
After 13 years in orbit around Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is about to plunge itself into the planet's atmosphere and disintegrate. NASA decided to put an end to the mission on Friday because the probe is almost out of fuel. Cassini has provided ...

Relaxing weekends are made of this
Philstar - 2017-09-11
MISS TECH By Kathy Moran (The Philippine Star) | Updated September 12, 2017 - 12:00am There are long weekends when the need for relaxation is best for my health. And so it was that during the last long weekend, I did what was best for my health -- took a ...

Tropical Depression 'Maring' and typhoon 'Lannie' now in PH
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 11) -- Tropical Depression "Maring" has maintained its strength as it moves toward the Quezon-Aurora provinces. State weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration ...

Everything that's wrong with that study which used AI to 'identify sexual orientation'
Mashable - 2017-09-11
Advancements in artificial intelligence can be extremely worrying, especially when there are some pretty serious intimate and privacy issues at stake. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk thinks AI will be the most likely cause of WW3 A study from Stanford University ...

ANU brings 10-year-old quantum internet theory to life
ZDNet - 2017-09-11
Dr Rose Ahlefeldt and Matthew Sellars operating a high-resolution dye laser, used to study rare earth crystals. A team of researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) has announced a quantum development, proving that an erbium-doped crystal is ...

Philippines seeks big cut in drug rehab budget, stoking lawmakers' concern
Reuters - 2017-09-11
In August, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said eight drug rehabilitation centers would be built across the Philippines, funded by private firms, including conglomerate San Miguel Corp and property firm Megaworld. Last year, Manila opened what it called a ...

Change the game, see profits rise
Inquirer - 2017-09-11
Eusebio Tanco entered for the first time in 2017 the list of the 50 richest people in the Philippines as ranked by Forbes magazine. Tanco, who has interests in terminal services, real estate, energy, financial services and education, landed at number 45 ...

Will $1,000 iPhone = $1 trillion value for Apple?
CNN Money - 2017-09-11
There may not be much mystery left about Apple's big event on Tuesday. Details of what are expected to be called the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X have been leaked. Wireless charging. A better camera. A bigger screen. And a much higher price.

PSE firms up above 8,000
Inquirer - 2017-09-11
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PewDiePie uses N-word during live stream, game developer takes action
Mashable - 2017-09-11
PewDiePie is at the centre of a controversy, once again. SEE ALSO: PewDiePie after Charlottesville: 'Nazi memes are not even that funny anymore' YouTube's highest paid and most prominent personality, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, used a racial slur ...

Fully autonomous drone maker takes aim at defense and homeland security
ZDNet - 2017-09-11
Today's security threats have expanded in scope and seriousness. There can now be millions -- or even billions -- of dollars at risk when information security isn't handled properly. Read More Israeli startup Airobotics, maker of autonomous drone platforms ...

IT-BPM Association Mobilizes Industry Communications with Squares App
Inquirer - 2017-09-11
The Philippine IT-BPM industry is projected to reach US$38.9 billion in revenue and employ 1.8 million employees in five years. Dubbed "Roadmap 2022," this industry blueprint is led by the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the ...

Treasury sells P15B in T-bills
Inquirer - 2017-09-11
The Bureau of the Treasury sold all the P15 billion in T-bills it offered Monday at rates that fell across the board amid a "very liquid" market after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reduced the volume of its term deposit facility (TDF). In a ...

House Speaker suspects drug lords, political enemies behind drug war 'sabotage'
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 11) -- Drug lords and political enemies are out to discredit the war on drugs, the House Speaker said Monday. Speaking to CNN Philippines' The Source, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said the recent string of ...

Is All That Wildfire Smoke Damaging My Lungs?
NPR News - 2017-09-11
It's an unusually bad wild fire season in the West, and for weeks people across the region have been breathing air thick with smoke. "There's smoke from Canada, smoke from Idaho, smoke from California and Montana. There's smoke everywhere," says Greg ...

So Your Kitchen Sponge Is A Bacteria Hotbed. Here's What To Do
NPR News - 2017-09-11
Back in August, a study came out about bacteria in kitchen sponges that sent home chefs into a frenzy. But when we looked carefully at the study, we realized much of the news coverage about it was incorrect. The study, published in Scientific Reports ...

How bad is a leaky faucet?
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- A dripping faucet isn't really a big ... He added that they monitor how the units are used together with government officials or health officers. So the next time you see a leaky faucet in your house, remember that ...

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