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TikTok To Sue Trump Administration Over Ban, As Soon As Tuesday
NPR - 2020-08-08
Lawyers for the video-sharing app are likely to say the executive order was unconstitutional, arguing the company was not informed, as is standard, and the national-security concerns are baseless.

Children Can Get Severe COVID-19, CDC Says -- Especially Black And Hispanic Children
NPR - 2020-08-08
One out of three children hospitalized for the coronavirus were admitted to the intensive care unit, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, analyzing data from 14 states.

Hedge funds vs. Big Tech -- Facebook's mega office deal -- Stocks for kids
Business Insider - 2020-08-08
What Facebook's mega NYC real-estate deal means for the future of the office; who's leading Goldman Sachs' merchant-banking division.

Bill Gates called Microsoft's potential TikTok deal a 'poison chalice' and said 'who knows what's going to happen'
Business Insider - 2020-08-08
"Being big in the social media business is no simple game," Bill Gates said of Microsoft's potential acquisition of TikTok.

China is now blocking all encrypted HTTPS traffic using TLS 1.3 and ESNI
ZDNet - 2020-08-08
Block was put in place at the end of July and is enforced via China's Great Firewall internet surveillance technology.

Startups Weekly: What countries want your startup?
TechCrunch - 2020-08-08
They say business needs certainty to succeed, but new tech startups are still getting funded aggressively despite the pandemic, recession, trade wars and various large

US prosecutors seek years in prison for Uber self-driving exec who stole Google trade secrets
ZDNet - 2020-08-08
US prosecutors are seeking a total of 27 months behind bars for Anthony Levandowski, the former head of Uber's self-driving arm who pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets from Google. Levandowski was indicted by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) on 33 ...

Dealing with business closures or a job loss
philstar.com - 2020-08-08
A job loss or a business closure is a setback in life, but you need to look at it for what it is a setback, and it does not mean you have lost it all. The experience, however, comes with an escalation of emotions.

Robinsons Bank rolls out new digital solution
philstar.com - 2020-08-08
Gokongwei-led Robinsons Bank Inc. has rolled out a new digital solution to provide ease and convenience for the thousands of Filipinos affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

NGCP donates COVID-19 test kits to hospitals
philstar.com - 2020-08-08
The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines has donated real time-polymerase chain reaction machines to government hospitals in the National Capital Region to help raise testing in the region.

Smart offers new data packs for e-learning
philstar.com - 2020-08-08
Smart Communications Inc. has launched a prepaid data pack aimed at giving students simpler access to a selection of learning apps and productivity tools as many schools have resorted to online classes in light of the ongoing pandemic.

Filipino-Chinese business group backs stimulus measures
philstar.com - 2020-08-08
The Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc. is pushing for various measures to be implemented by the private sector including spending, providing jobs and supporting locally made products to help revive the economy.

Need for accountability
philstar.com - 2020-08-08
Panay Electric Cooperative or PECO, which had the exclusive authority to distribute electricity in Iloilo City for a century until Congress refused to renew its franchise, suffered another legal beating.

DTI to reopen COVID-19 lending facility for small businesses
philstar.com - 2020-08-08
The financing arm of the Department of Trade and Industry will resume accepting applications for the lending program for micro and small enterprises struggling with the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on Aug.

Manila North Road closed for repair
philstar.com - 2020-08-08
Portions of the Manila North Road in San Fernando, La Union have been closed for upgrade, the Department of Public Works and Highways announced yesterday.

PSA pilots national ID registration process
philstar.com - 2020-08-08
A pilot test for the registration process of the National ID System has been conducted in preparation for the mass registration this year, said the Philippine Statistics Authority.

Cebu Pacific sends 14 planes for storage
philstar.com - 2020-08-08
Budget carrier Cebu Pacific has now sent a total of 14 aircraft for storage at Alice Springs in Australia, with more possibly eyed as travel demand is not expected to return to its robust state anytime soon.

Baguio traders warned vs selling overpriced face shields
philstar.com - 2020-08-08
Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong yesterday warned businessman against selling overpriced face shields. The warning was issued after the city government received complaints that traders have jacked up the prices of face shields following an order requiring the wearing of the protective equipment against the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Quezon City urges residents to self-report
philstar.com - 2020-08-08
The Quezon City government yesterday urged residents to self-report if they are probable or confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Retail T-bond sales hit record P516.3 billion
philstar.com - 2020-08-08
The government has raised a record-high P516.3 billion in funds from its three-week long sale of retail Treasury bonds the Bureau of the Treasury said.

LGU flagged over excessive food expenses
philstar.com - 2020-08-08
The Commission on Audit has flagged the provincial government of Palawan for spending too much on meals and snacks as well as for the irregular procurement of food supplies for inmates.

Ostrich in Quezon City dies of stress - DENR
philstar.com - 2020-08-08
One of two ostriches that were seen running loose in a Quezon City subdivision recently allegedly died of stress, a Department of Environment and Natural Resources official said yesterday.

San Juan posts 69% COVID-19 recovery
philstar.com - 2020-08-08
San Juan City has posted a 69 percent recovery rate among its patients infected with COVID-19. As of Friday night, 759 or 69.06 percent of the 1,099 COVID-19 patients in the city have recovered. Mayor Francis Zamora said yesterday 12 of the patients recovered from the virus on Friday.

5 get job for saving drowning girls
philstar.com - 2020-08-08
Five villagers were hired into the provincial rescue team for saving two girls from drowning in Makilala town on Thursday.

Huawei to stop making flagship chipsets as U.S. pressure bites, Chinese media say
Reuters - 2020-08-08
Huawei Technologies Co [HWT.UL] will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, financial magazine Caixin said on Saturday, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows.

Salmonella outbreak linked to onions sickens hundreds more
UPI.com - 2020-08-08
An outbreak of salmonella linked to onions has sickened hundreds more people in dozens of states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Qualcomm lobbies U.S. to sell chips for Huawei 5G phones: WSJ
Reuters - 2020-08-08
(Reuters) - Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc is lobbying the U.S. government to revoke restrictions on sale of components to Huawei Technologies Co [HWT.UL], after the Chinese company was blacklisted by the United States, The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.

Buying, selling of COVID-19 convalescent plasma is illegal, DOH warns
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Buying plasma from COVID-19 survivors and selling it is illegal, The Department of Health (DOH) warned on Saturday. According to a DOH statement, there is no evidence yet to

Ex-Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim dies at 90
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-08
Former Manila City Mayor Alfredo Lim has passed away, his daughter Cynthia Lim confirmed on Saturday. He was 90.

5 men honored for saving 2 children swept away by flood
philstar.com - 2020-08-08
Five villagers got enlisted into the provincial rescue team for saving two girls nearly drowned in rampaging flood waters Thursday in the upland Makilala town.

PH COVID-19 cases jump closer to 127,000 with 4,226 new infections
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-08
Health officials on Saturday reported another surge in COVID-19 cases with 4,226 new infections, bringing the total country tally to 126,885.

Enteng, habagat to drench Luzon, Western Visayas, PAGASA says
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-08
The low pressure area east of Aurora province has intensified into a tropical depression, and is expected to bring scattered light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Bicol, weather bureau PAGASA says.

Is France helping Lebanon, or trying to reconquer it?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-08
It was almost as if Emmanuel Macron forgot that Lebanon is no longer a French protectorate. Visiting explosion-ravaged Beirut this week, France's leader

Philippines Confirms 4,226 New Coronavirus Cases, 41 More Deaths
New York Times - 2020-08-08
MANILA -- The Philippines' health ministry on Saturday reported 4,226 new coronavirus infections and 41 additional deaths. In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed infections have risen ...

GM unveils its first fully-electric Cadillac SUV
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-08
In a major bid to compete with Tesla and other electric vehicle makers, General Motors unveiled the Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV

Duterte: Pandemic an opportunity to create 'more resilient' Southeast Asian region
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-08
President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed confidence that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will bounce back stronger after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Top PhilHealth officials notify Senate of medical conditions ahead of second hearing
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-08
Top officials of the embattled Philippine Health Insurance Corporation notified the Senate of their health concerns, days before the legislative hearing on corruption issues within the agency resumes.

Foreign spouses of Filipinos now need entry visa
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-08
Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases, which states that foreign nationals who are spouses, children, and parents of Filipinos need appropriate entry visas. "Foreign spouses of Filipinos must now secure entry visas from our Consulates abroad before traveling to the Philippines.

'Enteng' slightly intensifies as it heads north, bringing rain across Philippines
philstar.com - 2020-08-08
Tropical Depression Enteng has slightly intensified as it moves north toward the Philippine Sea, state weather bureau PAGASA said Saturday.

Insights on the Aluminium Alloy Wire Global Market to 2025 - Diversify your Business and Benefit from New Market Opportunities
YAHOO! - 2020-08-08
It will help you to find actionable insights and make data-driven decisions for growing your business ... Singapore, Egypt, Philippines, Finland, Chile, Ireland, Pakistan, Greece, Portugal ...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $100 billion
CNN Philippines - 2020-08-08
Mark Zuckerberg has joined the world's most exclusive club of the ultra rich. The Facebook CEO on Thursday became a centibillionaire: someone who is worth at least $100 billion. He crossed the milestone after shares in the social network surged.

S&P 500 ekes out 6th straight gain following jobs report
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-07
Wall Street's big rally let off the accelerator on Friday, despite a better-than-expected report on the U.S. job market, amid worries about worsening U.S.-China tensions and

DOH: Bicol virus cases may double by January
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-07
LEGAZPI CITY -- The Department of Health (DOH) in Bicol has projected that the number of new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the region may double by January next year unless measures

Revitalizing property sector through the power of technology
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-07
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, local industries are now struggling. From restaurants, retail shops to leisure centers and even schools, businesses are feeling the economic impact of the ongoing

11 electric SUVs coming for the Tesla Model Y
Mashable - 2020-08-07
Tesla's Model Y is currently the hot electric compact SUV. But Ford, Nissan, Mercedes, and other automotive giants are coming for the crossover crown. The latest challenger: Cadillac's first electric vehicle,

Urban nature living, masterfully crafted for the changing times
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-07
At first glance, one would think that it was planned and developed for a post-pandemic era. A masterfully crafted property development in Central Luzon, Alviera is shaping up to be the next premium

DOJ joins probes of PhilHealth mess
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-07
President Rodrigo Duterte was so "exasperated" over allegations of corruption in Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) that he ordered another investigation of the state insurer to be led

BFAR bans harvesting, trading of 3 sea cucumber species
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-07
Starting Aug. 28, catching and trading of three species of sea cucumber will be prohibited, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said on Wednesday. The

Nasal Spray Is A New Antidepressant Option For People At High Risk of Suicide
NPR - 2020-08-07
Doctors have a new option for suicidal patients. It's a fast-acting nasal spray containing a version of the anesthetic ketamine.

The smoke smothering Siberia is really intense
Mashable - 2020-08-07
The fires burning in Siberia this year continue to be exceptional. First, overwintering zombie fires awoke in spring. Then, during an intense June heat wave with record-breaking t

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