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10 Most Sustainable Consumer Tech Companies
Forbes - 2020-11-09
To offset the massive amount of waste, many consumer tech companies are working to become more sustainable, both internally and in their consumer-facing products. These consumer tech companies demonstrate the value of focusing on green initiatives and sustainability.

The Latest: Utah implements statewide mask mandate
Houston Chronicle - 2020-11-09
Deeply conservative Utah began a major shift in fighting the coronavirus pandemic Monday, implementing a statewide mask mandate for the first time and planning a dramatic increase in testing. The move came a couple of days after the presidential race was called for Democrat Joe Biden,

New Guidelines Address Diabetes Management in Kidney Disease
Medscape - 2020-11-09
The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) synopsis document is aimed at primary care physicians and non-nephrology specialists, as well as kidney experts.

Coronavirus updates: US surpasses 10M COVID-19 cases; Ben Carson, Tom Izzo test positive; Pfizer vaccine 90% effective
USA Today - 2020-11-09
President-elect Joe Biden will take a different approach to the virus. New Jersey closing restaurants early. US hits 10M cases. Latest COVID news.

Transgender Adults Often Forced to Seek Unlicensed Hormone Therapy
MedPage Today - 2020-11-09
Transgender adults are commonly denied insurance coverage for gender-affirming hormone therapy, and substantial numbers thus turn to unlicensed, nonprescription options that carry potential health risks,

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine is looking 90% effective
ABC - 2020-11-09
Pfizer Inc. said Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine may be a remarkable 90% effective, based on early and incomplete test results that nevertheless brought a big burst of optimism to a world desperate for the means to finally bring the catastrophic outbreak under control.

Appointment of Sinas as PNP chief draw mixed reactions
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-09
President Duterte has appointed Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas, the Metro Manila police director who was charged with violating quarantine measures for his "mañanita" birthday party amid a

Truce fails: 3 dead, 64 injured as warring gangs clash again in Bilibid
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-09
A truce between warring gangs in New Bilibid Prison at Muntinlupa City failed on Monday, resulting in fresh violence that left at least three inmates dead and 64 others

Biden Picks COVID Advisors for Transition
MedPage Today - 2020-11-09
President-elect Joe Biden and the vice president-elect, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), announced Monday who will serve on the incoming administration's transition COVID-19 advisory team. The group will be co-chaired by Vivek Murthy,

BOC strengthens accreditation procedures for brokers, importers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-09
Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) has already implemented modernization projects to fully automate customs operations. The BOC-Accounts Management Office (AMO) under

Use P 19-billion anti-communist fund to buy vaccines - Drilon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-09
Opposition senators would push for the realignment of the P19-billion proposed budget for the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-Elcac) that was

Typhoon destruction causes Meralco rates to go down
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Customers of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) will pay less for power this month due to the typhoons in recent weeks that left a trail of destruction. Meralco said its overall

San Juan murder suspect surrenders - 2020-11-09
A murder suspect surrendered yesterday to authorities in San Juan after his mother coordinated with the city government.

How Did We Get to 10 Million COVID-19 Cases?
Medscape - 2020-11-09
WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr William Schaffner about the state of the pandemic in the US as the country hits a sobering milestone of 10 million confirmed cases.

8990 Holdings posts record revenues in July-September
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-09
Megaworld Corp., the property development arm of businessman Andrew Tan, said its net income in January to... Mass housing developer 8990 Holdings Inc. on Monday said its income in January to ...

Food ingredients maker turned around pandemic beating in Q3
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-09
Food ingredients, specialty plastic and chemical manufacturer D&L Industries saw a strong rebound in business in the third quarter with the reopening of the domestic economy coming from a

Deadline for paying tax, fees at local government levels extended
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-09
The Department of Finance (DOF) extended the deadline for payment of tax payments and other charges imposed by local government units (LGUs) until December 19 this year to cushion the impact brought by Covid-19 induced lockdowns.

Companies are increasingly using multiple clouds for more flexibility, but here's why businesses in Asia had a head start
Business Insider - 2020-11-09
Here's why the chief operating officers of Cloudflare and Appier say the Asia-Pacific region was early to a mutlicloud strategy.

Pinay cleaner in Saudi Arabia hurt in fall
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-09
A female Filipino OFW (overseas Filipino worker) in Saudi Arabia was seriously injured after she fell from a building allegedly during an altercation with her supervisor. Janet Calayag, who works ...

Zoom Shares Tumble on FTC Settlement, Pfizer Vaccine News - 2020-11-09
Zoom shares, which have surged five-fold since the start of the year, fell more than 17% in early Monday trading after the online meeting group reached a privacy settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

New Era of Streaming TV Ads Emerges - 2020-11-09
The growth of connected, smart TVs is soaring and The Trade Desk, a fresh-faced programmatic advertising platform, is on track to reap most of the rewards

PS5 Games Can Be Streamed Through PS4 With Remote Play
GameSpot - 2020-11-09
Sony has updated the Remote Play feature by giving players the option of using the PS4 console to stream PS5 games. Remote Play also allows you to access the PS5 from not only the PS4, but other devices like PC or a mobile.

Xiaomi presents mini computer the size of a Rubik's cube
Entrepreneur - 2020-11-09
The mini computer is priced from 999 yuan (approximately $ 151) to 1,349 yuan (approximately $ 203), depending on the RAM and storage specifications. Looking for a mini computer? Xiaomi presented a 62 x 62 x 42 millimeter personal device that integrates a quad-core Intel J4125 processor with a maximum turbo frequency of 2.

'Free speech' social network Parler tops app store rankings following Biden's election win
YAHOO!News - 2020-11-09
Chafing at new misinformation safeguards and a lost election, dejected Trump supporters flocked to the alternative social network Parler over the weekend. Parler's homepage promises that users can "Speak freely and express yourself openly,

5 UX design research mistakes you can stop making today
TechCrunch - 2020-11-09
Prioritizing quality user research will ensure that your products and ideas are given the opportunities they deserve to be properly realized and to succeed.

China should expect no reprieve from Trump measures under Biden: analysts
YAHOO!News - 2020-11-09
When he enters the White House in January, Joe Biden will likely stick with the Trump administration's harsh policies toward Chinese tech giants like Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], bowing to anti-China sentiment among U.

Zoom settles FTC charges for misleading users about security features
ZDNet - 2020-11-09
The FTC accused Zoom of misrepresenting how its call encryption features worked. Video conferencing software maker Zoom has reached a deal today with the US Federal Trade Commission to settle accusations that it misled users about some of its security features.

GM to add 3,000 tech jobs to develop vehicles and software
Houston Chronicle - 2020-11-09
General Motors says it will hire 3,000 more technical workers by early next year The automaker says it will offer more remote work opportunities to develop electric and autonomous vehicles. GM wants to hire electrical system and infotainment software engineers as well as developers for Java,

To Make Big Gains, Startups Need to Remember These 5 Things
Entrepreneur - 2020-11-09
Entrepreneurs obviously have big ideas and like to solve complex problems, but that mindset can be detrimental at times. Incremental improvements aren't emphasized when the scope is always big-picture,

Quezon City special lockdowns lifted - 2020-11-09
There are no more areas in Quezon City under special concerned lockdowns as no clustered cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the city, Mayor Joy Belmonte said yesterday.

Travel curbs stalling PHL recovery--NEDA
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-09
THE Philippine economy is strong enough to recover the 1.2 million jobs lost during the lockdown, but travel restrictions are slowing efforts to expand business activities, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda).

Signal No. 1 raised over Bicol, Eastern Visayas towns due to Ulysses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-09
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 was raised over some areas in the Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas last Monday night as Tropical Storm Ulysses, internationally known as

Sony gives your PS4 a second life: slinging a PS5 to another room of your house
The Verge - 2020-11-09
The PlayStation 5 can do practically everything the PS4 can, with only a small handful of games and features getting left behind. (Bye-bye, 3D Blu-ray.) But there may be one compelling reason to keep your PS4 around: you could pick up where you left off in a PS5 game from another room of your house.

Revised PSA data show Q2 performance of GDP worse
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-09
THE performance of the economy in the second quarter was worse than what was initially estimated by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). On Monday, the PSA disclosed that the Philippine economy posted a deeper contraction of 16.

Marcos has no basis for seeking Leonen inhibition in VP protest case - Selda
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-09
Former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has no basis for seeking the inhibition of Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen from the vice presidential

DOF extends tax payment deadline - 2020-11-09
To provide relief to individuals and business establishments affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Finance has extended the deadline of payment for taxes, fees and charges at the local government level to Dec.

PLDT bags gold standard award for connectivity - 2020-11-09
Integrated telecommunications company PLDT Inc. has secured the gold standard for connectivity, while also becoming the first publicly-listed company in Asia to have a data privacy and information security charter.

Storm Ulysses to hit Bicol, Quezon - 2020-11-09
Tropical Storm Ulysses is expected to strengthen into a typhoon before its forecast landfall over the Bicol region-Quezon area tomorrow or Thursday, the state weather bureau has warned.

Marcos wants Leonen to inhibit from poll protest - 2020-11-09
Defeated vice presidential candidate and former senator Bongbong Marcos Jr. yesterday asked Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen to inhibit from his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.

3 dead, 64 hurt in Bilibid riot - 2020-11-09
At least three inmates died and 64 others were injured when a riot erupted yesterday at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City, the Department of Justice said.

D&L net income down from July to September - 2020-11-09
D&L Industries Inc., the listed specialty food ingredients and chemicals company, saw an improvement in the third quarter along with the gradual reopening of the economy.

Index closes flat as investors turn cautious - 2020-11-09
The stock market opened the week mostly unchanged as it is still waiting for developments on the global economy following the results of the US presidential elections.

Rising COVID-19 trend observed in Visayas and Mindanao - 2020-11-09
While there has been an overall decline in the number of new infections of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 in the country, a rising trend of cases in four areas in the Visayas and Mindanao has been observed,

Couple, grandchild die in Caloocan fire - 2020-11-09
An elderly couple and their three-year-old granddaughter died when a fire razed their house in Pangarap Village, Caloocan City before dawn yesterday.

AUB earnings flat in 9 months - 2020-11-09
The earnings of Rebisco-led Asia United Bank Corp. remained flat at P3.8 billion despite allocating P3 billion for probable loan losses from January to September due to the impact of COVID-19.

Economic contraction in Q2 worse at 16.9% - 2020-11-09
Economic output in the second quarter was found to have declined at a faster rate of 16.9 percent from preliminary estimates of 16.5 percent, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday.

Agriculture sector grows 0.7% in Q3 - 2020-11-09
The Philippine agriculture sector managed to pull off a 0.7 percent growth in the third quarter, with strong gains recorded in crops and fisheries despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and severe weather conditions,

Jollibee continues to incur net loss in Q3 - 2020-11-09
Jollibee Foods Corp., the burger chain and restaurant giant, continued to incur a net loss in the third quarter of the year although an improvement from the previous quarter.

Philippines seen to contract by 6% from July to September - 2020-11-09
The Philippine economy contracted for the third straight quarter with the gross domestic product shrinking by six percent from July to September as mobility restrictions were extended due to rising COVID-19 cases,

Philippines seeking 50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines next year
Reuters - 2020-11-09
The Philippines plans to procure an initial 50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to ensure at least a quarter of its population gets inoculated next year, a top coronavirus task force official said on Monday.

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