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Philippines' Duterte cancels address due to COVID-19 among staff
Reuters - 2021-04-07
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday cancelled his weekly national televised address due to an increase in active cases of COVID-19 among his staff, including some of his security detail, government officials said.

Dangers of 'Forever Chemicals" bared, measures to protect human health from such substances pressed
Gov - 2021-04-07
QUEZON CITY, Apr. 7 -- An online gathering of over 100 people held in observance of the World Health Day today highlighted the dangers posed by a family of highly persistent chemicals dubbed as "forever chemicals" and the urgent need to protect the ...

Optus posts 10Gbps aggregated throughput on 5G site
ZDNet - 2021-04-07
Optus has achieved 10Gbps aggregated throughput on a live 5G site, which it touted is a "new 5G record". The test used Nokia networking equipment and was performed in Strathpine, Brisbane, Optus said. The 50Gbps speed was recorded by aggregating Optus' 5G ...

Was Life On Earth Brought Here From An Alien System?
Forbes - 2021-04-07
The idea of panspermia is that life originated on another planet, which was then impacted to eject ... [+] material into space, which then migrated to planet Earth, seeding our world with the earliest life forms. Panspermia can be extended to the idea that ...

Nokia settles patent fight with Lenovo
Business Insider - 2021-04-07
Finland's Nokia has settled a multi-year patent fight with China's Lenovo Group, the world's biggest PC maker, resolving all pending litigation across all jurisdictions, the companies said on Wednesday.

Study: Mammogram rates have rebounded since start of pandemic
UPI.com - 2021-04-07
When the pandemic first hit last spring, screening mammograms fell by the wayside as COVID-19 became the most pressing medical concern in the country, but U.S. testing rates rebounded by mid-summer, a new study shows. But even though things have returned ...

Should Medical Students Be Taught a 'Bardside' Manner?
Medscape - 2021-04-07
Studying Shakespeare at medical school would encourage the next generation of doctors to adopt a more empathic approach to their patients, a palliative care specialist has suggested. Dr David Jeffrey says health professionals are used to adopting an ...

Creators' platform Patreon valued $4 billion in latest funding round
Business Insider - 2021-04-07
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Hana Financial Investment Semiconductor Analyst on Chip Shortage, Samsung
Bloomberg - 2021-04-07
Hana Financial Investment Semiconductor Analyst Claire Kyung Min Kim, discusses Samsung's profit surge and the global chip shortage. She speaks with Rishaad Salamat and Juliette Saly on ": Asia." (Sou

Jeff Bezos comes out in support of increased corporate taxes
CNN Philippines - 2021-04-07
As the White House considers raising taxes on corporations for the first time in more than 25 years, the head of one of America's largest companies is backing such a plan.

Japan's Suga eyes Philippines and India visit in April-May
NIKKEI - 2021-04-07
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is considering trips to India and the Philippines during Japan's spring holidays, beginning at the end of April, Nikkei has learned. Suga, who would be meeting India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in person for the first time,

Four Pioneers Of The Freelance Revolution Going Strong
Forbes - 2021-04-07
Expertera took Turkey into the freelance revolution in 2012. Like so many innovations, it was the creative response to a problem. Platform founder Alp Sezginsoy was a research analyst working in Chile at a global bank, and found it difficult to find ...

New UK regulator set to curb big tech's power over news publishers
Business Insider - 2021-04-06
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Why Google's victory over Oracle at the Supreme Court is a landmark for the future of software
Business Insider - 2021-04-06
Experts on why Google's victory in a 10-year legal fight against Oracle protects the software industry from copyright trolls or an innovation "tax."

Anti-Asian racism: America grapples with damaged authority
NIKKEI - 2021-04-06
"Racists understand only force." The incident was part of a recent spike in anti-Asian violence across America. Even as overall hate crimes declined last year, anti-Asian hate crimes reported to police rose nearly 150% in 16 of the largest U.

Fil-Ams asking US solons to help expedite delivery of COVID vaccines to PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-06
Even Filipino-American associations and individuals are banding together to hasten the delivery of American-made vaccines to the Philippines by writing to their state

Special session pitched to approve Bayanihan 3
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-06
SPEAKER Lord Allan Velasco on Tuesday backed the call for a special session for the immediate passage of a P420-billion stimulus package under the Bayanihan 3. Velasco, principal author of the ...

India keen on modern jeepney assembly and electronics in Philippines
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-06
The said measure "offers market potential to Indian manufacturing companies who plan to pursue business in the Philippines," DTI said. DTI added that the Philippines can be a "gateway" for ...

JFC targets European expansion
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-06
Investing £50 million demonstrates our commitment to become a major player in the European quick-service industry," said Dennis Flores, Jollibee Group regional business head for Europe ...

PSE entices firms to go public via new rules
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-06
The Philippine Stock Exchange Inc. (PSE) on Tuesday released its Amended Listing Rules, which relaxed some of its rules and requirements to encourage more companies to go public. The rules include relaxed profitability and operating history requirements and a temporary relief clause in considering applications due to the pandemic.

Cebu Pacific forges ahead with refleeting program
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-06
persons crossing zones for work or business permitted in the zone of destination, and going back home; returning or repatriated overseas Filipino worker and other returning overseas Filipinos ...

Diversifying portfolio through REIT
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-06
In the same month, AREIT also acquired 98,000 square meters of land located at Laguna Technopark currently leased by Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. for its manufacturing business. Right now ...

Taking sustainable living to heart
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-06
Building happy, healthy, secure and thriving communities is the heart of sustainable living, as exemplified in SMDC. CITY life is often compared to an urban jungle where people merely exist in a ...

Globe Telecom ties up with Ortigas Land
BusinessMirror - 2021-04-06
THE real-estate company Ortigas Land has tied up with Globe Telecom to enable its property buyers to future-proof their homes with built-in smart home systems and high-speed fiber connectivity. With their collaborative efforts,

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