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Verizon Purging Customers: Thousands Of Rural Users Disconnected For Data Usage
International Business Times - 2017-09-15
Verizon, the largest mobile carrier in the United States, disconnected more than 8,500 customers in rural areas from its network after determining those customers were no longer profitable for the carrier to continue supporting, Ars Technica reported.

Skin patch to shrink 'love handles' works on mice
United Press International - 2017-09-15
FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 -- Imagine using a medicated skin patch to burn off areas of unwanted fat, including those "love handles." Scientists are doing just that -- in mice. A skin patch designed to convert unhealthy white fat into energy-burning brown fat ...

Post-ER suicide prevention strategies are cost-effective
United Press International - 2017-09-15
Sept. 15 (UPI) --A National Institutes of Health study found that life-saving post-emergency room suicide prevention programs are cost-effective. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the ...

Cassini, NASA's 13-year Saturn mission, has ended
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-15
(CNN) -- Contact has been lost with the Cassini spacecraft after it completed a "death dive" into the upper atmosphere of Saturn and transmitted its final signal, according to NASA. The spacecraft deliberately sank into Saturn's upper atmosphere at a high ...

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi team up on self-driving and electric cars
CNN Money - 2017-09-15
Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi have unveiled plans to work together on electric and self-driving cars. The automakers plan to release their first fully autonomous car, requiring no human driver at all, in about five years. Ultimately, the alliance intends ...

Apple: Just squeeze the iPhone X if you're forced into a Face ID unlock
ZDNet - 2017-09-15
Gripping the buttons on both sides of the new iPhone X will temporarily disable Face ID. Securing Your Mobile Enterprise Mobile devices continue their march toward becoming powerful productivity machines. But they are also major security risks if they aren ...

Construction on Philippine Rise, Pag-asa Island will push through - Lorenzana
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 15) -- There is no stopping the government from enforcing its presence on the Philippine Rise and Pag-asa Island, the country's defense chief said. The government eyes to start construction on the Philippine Rise ...

Sandiganbayan presiding justice won't inhibit in Enrile's pork scam cases
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 15) -- Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang will continue to handle pork scam cases against former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile. The Sandiganbayan Third Division denied motions filed by Enrile and his ...

How Two Nurses Decided To Help Babies Touched By Opioid Crisis
NPR News - 2017-09-15
Kyle Cook and Carla Saunders are neonatal nurses at a children's hospital in Knoxville, Tenn., where they've spent decades caring for infants. In the summer of 2010, their jobs began to change. "We had six babies in the nursery who were in withdrawal ...

NUPL: Random inspections 'illegal, unconstitutional'
Philstar - 2017-09-15
MANILA, Philippines -- A group of lawyers on Friday slammed the random bag inspections in bars and night clubs by the Quezon City Police District. The National Union of People's Lawyers (NUPL) refuted the claim of Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar ...

Relentless PSEi surges to historic high of 8,144.91
Inquirer - 2017-09-15
BDO Unibank, Metrobank and PLDT also firmed up. Outside of PSEi stocks, one notable gainer was Filinvest Land, which climbed by 4.23 percent. Metro Pacific, Ayala Corp., Puregold and BPI ended slightly lower. One notable decliner outside PSEi stocks was ...

Stocks soar to new all-time high
Philstar - 2017-09-15
Heavyweights SM Prime Holdings and SM Investments Corp drove the index ... managing director at Regina Capital Development Corp. The lower house passed the tax reform bill in May aimed at generating revenue to fund a multi-billion dollar infrastructure ...

Duterte mulls class, gov't work suspension in Metro Manila on September 21
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 21) -- Classes and work in government offices in Metro Manila may be called off on September 21 to avoid trouble from demonstrations against the anniversary of martial law, the Defense Chief said on Friday.

2 PAL express flights canceled due to bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-09-15
The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) announced on Friday the cancelation of two Philippine Airlines (PAL) Express flights because of bad weather. In its Facebook page, the MIAA said PAL Express flights 2P 2084 or Manila to Basco, Batanes, and ...

Insurance Commission issues cease and desist order vs. BFPMBAI
Inquirer - 2017-09-15
Also, an MBA "provides for payment of accident or life insurance business, by the issuance of certificates of insurance, out of such regular dues or assessments." At present, 35 MBAs are operating under licenses issued by the IC. Funa also warned the ...

In the Philippines, Human Rights Have a Precise Value: $20
Yahoo News - 2017-09-15
Philippine lawmakers have voted to reduce the annual budget ... according to Reuters, contradicting a public health-based approach to drug addiction advocated by Vice President Leni Robredo. Duterte, who has said he would "be happy to slaughter ...

Reynaldo de Guzman's parents now under witness protection program
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 15) -- The parents of Reynaldo "Kulot" de Guzman have been admitted into the justice department's Witness Protection Program (WPP). Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said Eduardo Gabriel and Lina de Guzman went ...

Being rejected by robots makes people sad
Mashable - 2017-09-14
Rejection hurts, even if it's rejection from a robot. Researchers at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand recently published a study that shows being rejected by a robot can make people feel down, or, in the case of one study participant, angry ...

Duterte to present 'gameplan' on how BBL will be passed
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 14) -- The draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) may not have been certified as urgent, but President Rodrigo Duterte is assuring the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) he will keep his promise to "husband" the ...

Comelec: Gun ban for barangay, SK elections starts on Sept. 23
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 14 ... carry or transport firearms or deadly weapons outside his residence or place of business, and in all public places...even if he is licensed or authorized to carry the same, unless authorized by the ...

Trillanes wants PNP intelligence budget realigned to military
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 15) -- Opposition senator and retired navy officer Antonio Trillanes IV said he will seek to realign the intelligence budget of the national police to the military, citing the Marawi crisis as a backdrop.

Marking 114 years of the Philippine Medical Association
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-09-14
He convinced the US Congress to subsidize the health bill needed to address the aforementioned health problems. One condition, however, was imposed. Taft was to form a medical society through which health funds were to be channeled. The governor lost no ...

Asean women seek a bigger voice
Inquirer - 2017-09-14
Last Aug. 31, Asean women had their "moment" during the weeklong Asean Business Conference in Manila, which was part of the yearlong, event-studded Asean chairmanship of the Philippines. About 600 women delegates gathered at the Philippine ...

Morgan Stanley is using Snapchat to recruit the next generation of bankers
Business Insider - 2017-09-14
Morgan Stanley is using Snapchat, the popular messaging app, to welcome back college students at 19 universities across the US. Students at UPenn, Harvard, Villanova, Howard, and 14 other college campuses will be able to snap a picture with a Morgan ...

Mercedes' parent company just beat Tesla to the punch with an electric truck
Business Insider - 2017-09-14
The eCanter is equipped with six batteries that produce a collective 74kW of energy. Business Insider/Danielle Muoio Tesla already has some competition in the nascent electric truck space. Mitsubishi FUSO, a truck unit run by Mercedes' parent company ...

Costanoa Ventures raises $175 million fund
TechCrunch - 2017-09-14
Costanoa Ventures has raised a $175 million fund, the the third fund for the Palo Alto-based venture firm. With a focus on enterprise technology, Costanoa Ventures typically invests at seed stage and Series A. The new fund brings the total capital for the ...

How the iPhone X changes the way you use iOS
Computer World - 2017-09-14
Apple expects to make a splash with the iPhone X unveiled this week. It represents "the future of the smartphone," according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who expects it to set the path for smartphone technology for the next decade. As such, it will also set the ...

$45 Million for Patients Harmed by Disgraced Breast Surgeon
Medscape News - 2017-09-14
Compensation will now be paid out to patients with breast cancer who had been operated on by the disgraced British breast surgeon Ian Paterson, who was convicted in a criminal court in April 2017 of "wounding with intent," as reported at the time by ...

First Oncology Biosimilar Approved in US: Bevacizumab
Medscape News - 2017-09-14
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first biosimilar for use in oncology - the product is Myasi (bevacizumab-awwb), from Amgen. It is equivalent to the reference product, Avastin (Genetech/Roche), which was first approved in the ...

Distributed ledger start-up catches eye of credit unions, closes $3 million seed round
ZDNet - 2017-09-14
Swirlds, which develops a unique distributed ledger technology, announced a $3 million funding round on Thursday designed to jump start new development on its consensus platform. A year ago, the company built a distributed session management application ...

Florida Nursing Home Case: Many Questions, And Few Answers, After 8 Patients Die
NPR News - 2017-09-14
The shocking news that eight people who were residents at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, Fla., died at the facility in the wake of Hurricane Irma has sparked many questions about how such a thing could happen. It has also led to ...

PAL takes delivery of new planes
Philstar - 2017-09-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of its second bi-class next generation Bombardier Q400 aircraft. In a statement, PAL said the second Bombardier Q400 brings the total number of aircraft on its fleet to 83.

Yet another trove of sensitive US voter records has leaked
ZDNet - 2017-09-14
A cache of voter records on over a half-million Americans has been found online. The records, totaling 593,328 individual sets of records, appear to contain every registered voter in the state of Alaska, according to security researchers at the Kromtech ...

CA reinstates Bacolod mayor
Philstar - 2017-09-14
BACOLOD CITY , Philippines -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has reversed the decision of the Office of the Ombudsman dismissing Mayor Evelio Leonardia for grave misconduct and gross neglect of duty. Leonardia was indicted for graft last year over the ...

Maynilad rate hike looms
Philstar - 2017-09-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Consumers of west zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. are expected to see an increase in their billings after the company earned a favorable ruling from a local court. Maynilad scored a major victory in its ...

Digital Performance Marketing Conference launches in the Philippines
Inquirer - 2017-09-14
The second panel, "Creativity in Performance Marketing," will feature Wence Wenceslao, Assistant Vice President for Digital Marketing of SM Investments Corporation; Amina Rillo, Chief Digital Officer of Summit Media; Raymund Villanueva, Head of ...

Google's new Pixel phones: LG-made Pixel XL 2 shows up in intriguing FCC filing
ZDNet - 2017-09-14
Google's second-generation Pixel phones will be launching to stiff competition from Apple's new iPhone X and iPhone 8, Samsung's Galaxy S8, and LG's V30, among others. (Image: Josh Miller/CNET) LG has filed its application at the FCC for what appears to be ...

Air Pollution From Industry Plagues Houston In Harvey's Wake
NPR News - 2017-09-14
On the first sunny day in Houston after about 50 inches of rain, residents in the east Houston community of Manchester emerged from their homes and gave thanks that their neighborhood had been spared in the floods. "Mama, yeah, I just feel blessed," said ...

Police: Bar searches part of anti-contraband campaign
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-14
But the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday said these searches in bars along Katipunan Avenue are part of its "anti-contraband" campaign called "Oplan Bakal." "Isa po siya sa police intervention na isinasagawa natin [This is one of the police ...

Stock price index stays above 8,000 mark
Inquirer - 2017-09-14
The local stock barometer slightly gained yesterday, staying afloat 8,000, while tracking firmer US stocks overnight. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) added 4.57 points or 0.06 percent to close at 8,053.88. "Local shares continued ...

People & Events
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-09-14
The resolution authored by Councilor Cindy Rojas said it is the duty of every local government unit to promote the health and safety of its people. It said accidents happen in the most unexpected times and in the most unexpected places even in the BCGC.

Ombudsman affirms criminal charges vs Aquino over Mamasapano
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 14) -- The Ombudsman junked on Thursday former President Benigno Aquino III's appeal to dismiss criminal charges against him for his role in the deadly Mamasapano encounter in January 2015. Atty. Valte: Former ...

The health benefits of Lemongrass
BusinessMirror. - 2017-09-14
Considered as a "disease of affluence", diabetes is now taking its place as one of the main threats to human health in the 21st century. According to the ... Regarding the antimicrobial properties of lemongrass, a study published in the Journal of ...

Appointing barangay OICs prelude to nationwide martial law -- LP
Philstar - 2017-09-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections and appointment of officers-in-charge (OICs) can lead to the declaration of martial law nationwide, according to Liberal Party (LP) senators. The senators ...

DFA: Hundreds of Filipinos affected by 'Irma' in Caribbean to return to PH
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 13) -- As many as 236 Filipinos from several Caribbean islands hit by Hurricane Irma will be repatriated as early as next week, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday. "We hope that all the ...

Bitcoin is tumbling after Chinese regulators say an exchange ban is certain
Business Insider - 2017-09-14
Bitcoin continued to tumble Thursday, trading down 13.6% to $3,362 per dollar at 1:52 p.m. ET, after Chinese media reported that the country's regulators were moving closer to shutting down exchanges. Reports from Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal on ...

Zobel named UN sustainability champion
Inquirer - 2017-09-14
chair and chief executive officer of storied conglomerate Ayala Corp., as a corporate champion of sustainable development goals (SDGs). Zobel was handpicked by the UN Global Compact as one of the 10 "United Nations SDG Pioneers" for 2017, the first ...

Gadon shows Sereno's SALNs as proof she didn't declare ?37M income from PIATCO case
cnnphilippines.com - 2017-09-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 14) -- Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno never declared the estimated US$745,000 or P37 million she earned as a private lawyer in a landmark arbitration case in any of her Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net ...

Forget the truck, Elon Musk. Tesla stock is a beast
CNN Money - 2017-09-14
Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted late Wednesday that the company's upcoming Semi Truck, which the company hopes to unveil for a test drive on October 26, is a "beast" worth seeing in person. But the real Tesla beast is the company's surging stock. One could ...

Exatech extends support to DBTC underprivileged youth
Inquirer - 2017-09-14
Excellence Appliance Technologies, Inc. (Exatech), Philippine distributor of world-class kitchen and home appliance brands such as Whirlpool and Fujidenzo, recently inked a partnership with Don Bosco Technical College - Technical Vocational Education and ...

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