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Former England international Scarbrough joins concussion lawsuit
Reuters - 2021-03-23
Former England international Dan Scarbrough said he has joined the class-action lawsuit against World Rugby, England's Rugby Football Union and the Welsh Rugby Union which alleges a failure to protect players from the risks caused by concussions.

Suspected Chinese militia boats refuse to leave Julian Felipe reef in West PH Sea despite protest
CNN Philippines - 2021-03-23
Chinese maritime militia remain situated at the Julian Felipe Reef (Whitsun Reef) in the West Philippine Sea as of Monday despite warnings and diplomatic protest lodged against China, the Armed Forces confirms.

Android apps are crashing for some, but Google is working on a fix
The Verge - 2021-03-23
Some Android apps are crashing for some people right now, but Google is working on a fix. The issue is due to a system component called Android System WebView that lets Android apps display web content,

An overview of Pakistan-Philippines relations
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-23
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of the Philippines specifically the Bureau of Export Trade Promotion initiated the establishment of the Joint Business Council of which an agreement has ...

Steam can now stream games at 8K resolution and we immediately thought of you
The Verge - 2021-03-23
How about this: why not be the first to stream PC games at 8K resolution to the other end of your mansion? When we saw that Steam now supports that feature, we immediately thought of you. Imagine the possibilities: you could sit down on your fully immersive $9,

Experts agonize over hunger, health balance
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-23
A boy carries a cauldron inside a huge, cylindrical steel post meant to be used for LRT Line 3, being built on C-5 extension in Las Piñas City. Prior to its erection, the giant cylinder serves as ...

DTI, other agencies to spend P2 billion for bamboo industry
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-23
THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and other government agencies are set to spend nearly P2 billion until next year to develop the bamboo industry. DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez said at the North Luzon and Central Luzon Virtual Bamboo Summit on Monday that P594 million worth of projects

Firms can now buy own vaccines - Palace
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-22
All private companies, including manufacturers of tobacco, may procure vaccines against COVID-19 through a tripartite agreement with the national government, Malacañang

New U.S. COVID-19 cases show weekly uptick for first time since January
Reuters - 2021-03-22
New cases of COVID-19 in the United States rose 5% to more than 394,000 last week, the first increase after declining for nine straight weeks, according to a Reuters analysis of state, county and CDC data.

$3.78 billion Box is reportedly exploring a sale amid investor pressure. Here's who could buy it -- and why.
Business Insider - 2021-03-22
Analysts say Zoom, Salesforce, Google or a private equity firm could be interested in buying Box, as Starboard Value puts pressure on the company.

Facebook says it removed more than 1.3 billion fake accounts in the months surrounding the 2020 election
Business Insider - 2021-03-22
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Wider Image: By catching bats, these 'virus hunters' hope to stop the next pandemic
Reuters - 2021-03-22
LOS BANOS, Philippines (Reuters) - Researchers wearing headlamps and protective suits race to untangle the claws and wings of bats caught up in a big net after dark in the Philippine province of Laguna. The tiny animals are carefully placed in cloth bags ...

Uruguay confirms presence of Brazilian COVID-19 variant
Reuters - 2021-03-22
Uruguay confirmed on Monday that it had detected the presence of two coronavirus variants that originated in neighbouring Brazil as the tiny South American nation faces a spike in cases and deaths.

1 in 3 COVID survivors suffer long-term health issues: review
Manila Bulletin - 2021-03-22
At least one in three patients hospitalised with COVID-19 suffer long-term health issues including multiple organ problems and deteriorated mental health, according to a review of studies looking at the lasting impact of the disease.

Coursera set to roughly double its private valuation in impending IPO
TechCrunch - 2021-03-22
In a new S-1/A filing, Coursera set an initial IPO price range between $30 and $33 a share, signaling the market views its edtech business warmly ahead of its impending public offering. Coursera ...

Spark Capital's Will Reed was tracking remote access startup Axis Security even before the pandemic raised its profile
Business Insider - 2021-03-22
Spark Capital has led a $50 million Series C in remote access startup Axis Security. Talks began over a year ago, before the pandemic.

Confusion as Brazil faces COVID surge with two health ministers
Manila Bulletin - 2021-03-22
President Jair Bolsonaro's government is facing confusion over who the country's health minister is -- the one he sacked last week or his still-unofficial replacement.

All Alfamart branches to remain open on Holy Week, special deals on seafood
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-22
Alfamart recently announced that all of its branches will be open to serve their respective communities this coming Holy Week. The first and only Super Minimart chain in the Philippines has over 1000

What is social selling?
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-22
Recent studies indicate that over 90 percent of B2B buyers conduct research online and through social media before making a business purchase. Over 80 percent of senior executives use social media ...

Invest in Pakistan
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-22
The traditional as well as non-traditional sectors of our economy offer the business community great opportunities to invest in the country and earn the maximum returns. The Food Processing ...

Philippine-Pakistan economic relations: Together towards mutual progress
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-22
We have Pakistan Philippines Business Council, Phil-Pak Friendship Association and also a Pakistan Welfare association. We have several Pakistan nationals who went to the Philippines to study in ...

Duterte says gov't cannot assume liability for vaccines procured by private sector
CNN Philippines - 2021-03-22
President Rodrigo Duterte says the national government cannot be held responsible for whatever adverse effects that may occur from COVID-19 vaccines procured by the private sector.

USS Philippine Sea back in action after stop for COVID-19 vaccinations
UPI.com - 2021-03-22
A U.S. Navy cruiser returned to duty over the weekend after three weeks in port in Bahrain to deal with a COVID-19 outbreak, U.S. Central Command announced on Monday.

Emergence of Glutagence
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-22
ACCORDING to the sporting.news web site, in 2020 there were three National Basketball Association (NBA) franchises that had three picks in the draft. What does this have to do with the Women ...

Filinvest Land expands IPO size of Cyberzone Properties
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-22
The board of Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI) has decided to increase the number of shares it will offer via the initial public offering (IPO) of its unit Cyberzone Properties Inc. (CPI), which it will transform into a real estate investment trust (REIT).

'One of the True Giants in Oncology,' José Baselga, MD, Dies at 61
Medscape - 2021-03-22
The cancer community is mourning the death of internationally renowned oncologist and cancer researcher José Baselga, MD, PhD, who has died at the age of 61. "One of the true giants in oncology, the most disruptive and brillant mind I ever met. He has ...

Mental health, suicide hotline calls up in 1Q 2021 -- DOH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-22
The number of individuals who have called the hotlines of the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) for mental

Philippines reports record daily rise of 8,019 coronavirus cases
Reuters - 2021-03-22
The Philippines' health ministry on Monday reported 8,019 new coronavirus infections, registering a record daily increase in cases.

Elon Musk responds to spying concerns in China: Trust us, we're just like TikTok
CNN Philippines - 2021-03-22
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his company's cars would never be used for spying in China, in response to reports that the country's military has banned the vehicles over such concerns.

Profit tumbled at Saudi Aramco, the world's biggest oil company
CNN Philippines - 2021-03-22
Saudi Aramco had a rough 2020, just like every other oil company. But Aramco isn't any ordinary oil company -- it's the world's biggest, and the pandemic's toll on its business had a decidedly adverse effect on the Saudi-owned business.

Turkey's lira plunges after Erdogan fires central bank head
CNN Philippines - 2021-03-22
(CNN) -- Turkey's lira is plunging against the US dollar Monday after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan abruptly fired the head of the country's central bank this weekend. The currency was trading ...

No presence of Chinese maritime militia in WPS reef -- China embassy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-22
China on Monday denied the alleged presence of its maritime militia at the Julian Felipe Reef in the West Philippines Sea after Manila protested the presence of over 200

Amazon-backed Deliveroo is targeting a $12 billion valuation for its $2.5 billion IPO
Business Insider - 2021-03-22
Deliveroo wants to capitalize in the uptick in business during the pandemic.

Quantum computing: IBM's new tool lets users design quantum chips in minutes
ZDNet - 2021-03-22
Big Blue has made Qiskit Metal generally available, to let "anyone" try their hand at quantum hardware design.

Global UV curable coatings market size to record a boost of 12% CAGR through 2027
Yahoo - 2021-03-22
Selbyville, Delaware, March 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to the industry experts, global UV curable coatings market size generated revenues worth USD 5.8 million in 2019 and to reach USD 14.20 million to grow with a CAGR of 12% over 2020-2027.

Suicide Risk Jumps Soon After Dementia Diagnosis
Medscape - 2021-03-22
Older patients with dementia are at a significantly increased risk for suicide soon after diagnosis, flagging the need for clinicians to be vigilant about screening these individuals for suicidality.

How We Tracked Secret Oil Deliveries to North Korea
New York Times - 2021-03-22
For a Visual Investigations project that looked at violations of United Nations sanctions, more than a dozen journalists examined a maze of connections. But we started with one ship.

PH sets new record as single-day COVID-19 cases breach 8,000 for the first time
CNN Philippines - 2021-03-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 22) -- The country broke its daily coronavirus record on Monday, with 8,019 more cases confirmed by the Department of Health. This beat the previous high of ...

Chile fast-tracking 5G roll-out, but with tight rules on security, official says
Business Insider - 2021-03-22
Chile is fast-tracking an ambitious plan to roll out a 5G mobile technology network across most of the country within two years, a senior official told Reuters, but will assure strong oversight at a time of simmering global tensions over cybersecurity.

A Tanker and a Maze of Companies: One Way Illicit Oil Reaches North Korea
New York Times - 2021-03-22
We spent months reviewing ship-tracking data, corporate records and satellite imagery to uncover one way North Korea evades strict international sanctions.

Skincare is self-care! #Brightaboutskin
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-22
Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance Brand Manager, Tammy Au, Galderma Philippines Business Unit-Head, Jade Silva-netto Ponoc and Abe Mationg, Cetaphil Brand Manager "Confidence is important in any ...

EXPLAINER: What you need to know about the NCR Plus bubble
CNN Philippines - 2021-03-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal are placed under a stricter general community quarantine to control the surge in coronavirus cases in the country.

David Dobrik steps down from his hyped photo app Dispo amid Vlog Squad allegations
Mashable - 2021-03-22
Influencer turned app founder David Dobrik has stepped down from his role at Dispo, as investors cut ties with the photo app over controversy linked to Dobrik's circle of YouTubers. The ...

A year on from lockdown, India reports worst daily rise in COVID-19 in months
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-22
NEW DELHI -- India reported its most COVID-19 cases and deaths in months on Monday, on the first anniversary of the start of a chaotic nationwide lockdown that left many people jobless and shrank

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