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Siberia's prolonged unusually warm weather is an 'alarming sign': scientist
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-18
(CNN) -- Siberia's prolonged period of unusually warm weather is an "alarming sign," according to climate change scientists. Surface temperatures in Siberia were up to 10 degrees Celsius (18 ...

Google Chrome users may have been impacted by a massive spying campaign, report says
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-18
Google Chrome extensions downloaded more than 32 million times were used to spy on the popular browser's users in a massive global surveillance campaign, according to a new report.

US warns against linking Pacific data cable to Hong Kong
NIKKEI - 2020-06-18
It also recommended conditional approval for adding Taiwan and the Philippines to the network, backed by such technology tech giants as Google and Facebook. The committee's recommendation was ...

Minority-owned business are struggling more than others. Here's why
CNN Philippines - 2020-06-18
(CNN) -- Two weeks after the Los Ocampo taqueria in Minneapolis reopened for take-out service in May, looters broke in, smashing the windows, stealing inventory, and breaking the security cameras.

Duterte to attend Asean virtual summit on June 26
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-18
President Rodrigo Duterte will join the virtual summit of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) next week, his spokesperson Harry Roque said. "In due course, we can publicize the

Rescued domestic slave for 65 years dies in US
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-18
Fedelina Lugasan, a victim of modern-day slavery in the United States for 65 years who later became an advocate against human trafficking, has died. She was 83. The Consulate

23,000 OFWs from Saudi want out
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-18
There are now 23,000 displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) who want to be repatriated, according to the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) in

Brands in time of crisis: The challenge of evolution
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-18
Perhaps no business could be considered spared from the disruption brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. And while in good times, marketing spend is already often met with scrutiny, all the

Viruses steal human DNA to forge new human-virus genes
UPI.com - 2020-06-18
Members of a large groups of viruses, including influenza viruses, can build new genes using genetic code copied from hijacked human cells, according to new research.

Shopify, BlackBerry develop COVID-19 app; Canada to roll out voluntary tests
Reuters - 2020-06-18
Canadian technology firms Shopify Inc and Blackberry Ltd are developing a mobile contact testing app for the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday.

New York is one of the most internet-friendly cities in the world
ZDNet - 2020-06-18
The US lags behind the most internet-friendly cities and destinations with the most 5G rollouts. So, which cities are leaders?

Jean Kennedy Smith dies at 92; last surviving sibling of JFK
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-06-18
UNITED States -- Jean Kennedy Smith, who was the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy and who as a U.S. ambassador played a key role in the peace process in Northern Ireland, has ...

AWS releases Snowcone, the latest in its lineup of rugged edge computing devices
ZDNet - 2020-06-18
Amazon Web Services this week announced the general availability of Snowcone, the latest addition to its "Snow" family of edge computing and data transfer devices. Snowcone allows users to collect, process and move data to AWS from disconnected environments.

Hookworm Therapy for MS:
Medscape - 2020-06-18
The primary endpoint was not significant but there was some evidence of a beneficial effect in this pioneering study; the authors believe this approach could have a role in a niche group.

Air pollution, heat linked to increased risk of premature birth
UPI.com - 2020-06-18
Pregnant women exposed to air pollution or heat waves face a greater risk of having a preterm or underweight baby, a new research review finds.

COVID Killer Cleanbox In The Right Spot At The Right Time
Forbes - 2020-06-18
Cleanbox Technology, an ultra-violet C (UVC) decontamination technology company, was building momentum in location-based entertainment as the go-to method for public headset sterilization when COVID-19 dealt the industry a crippling blow.

Facebook sues websites that sold Instagram likes and scraped Facebook user data
ZDNet - 2020-06-18
Social media network Facebook has filed two lawsuits this week against the operators of two websites that abused its platforms to sell Instagram likes and harvest passwords and information on Facebook users,

An ex-Uber exec wants to build a private, politically autonomous city to welcome newly remote techies fleeing Silicon Valley
Business Insider - 2020-06-18
Ryan Rzepecki sold his electric bike company Jump to the ride-sharing company for $200 million. Now he's interested in sovereign charter cities.

Canada hits 100,000 coronavirus cases, major challenges remain
Reuters - 2020-06-18
Canada officially racked up 100,000 cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday and although the outbreak is slowing, health experts said major challenges remain.

Low-Dose Radiation Therapy May Help
Medscape - 2020-06-18
The radiation, which works to offset immune system 'cytokine storm,' may reduce inflammation in the lungs of severely ill COVID-19 patients enough to wean them off a ventilator or avoid it altogether.

Arizona, California, Texas account for bulk of heat-related deaths in U.S., CDC says
UPI.com - 2020-06-18
Nearly 11,000 Americans died from natural heat exposure between 2004 and 2018, according to data released by the CDC, which describes such deaths as a "continuing public health concern."

ICTSI ready to seize opportunities
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
Ports and casino tycoon Enrique Razon, known for thriving in crises and in doing business even in war-torn countries, said he would continue to seize opportunities to expand his business empire despite the difficult environment brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

Benguet town hall on lockdown
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
Five more coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases were recorded in this town yesterday, prompting Mayor Romeo Salda to place the town hall on lockdown.

The 10 US colleges where recruiters from Google, Apple, and Facebook are most likely to hire grads looking to nail a big Silicon Valley job
Business Insider - 2020-06-18
An analysis of LinkedIn data has revealed the top 10 US colleges where tech giants such as Facebook, Google, and Apple look to hire new talent.

2 slain in North Cotabato shooting
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
Two persons were killed and another was wounded in a gun attack in Midsayap on Wednesday. Paitin Lando, 53, and Noron Mulod, 18, died at the scene, Lt. Col. John Miridel Calinga, town police chief, said.

Government in no hurry for new revenue sources -- DOF
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
The government is not yet looking to propose new revenue-generating tax measures while it waits for the economy to recover from the adverse impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic,

Farmer beheaded in Antique
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
Two men allegedly beheaded a farmer in San Remigio, Antique on Tuesday. Ruben Gregorio, 27, and Joseph Anacleto, 30, who followed the victim, Ronito Aniceto, 63, on his way home to Sitio Puro, Barangay Nasuli,

HPG exec probed over quarantine violation
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
MANILA, Philippines -- An official of the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) is under fire for allegedly ignoring a quarantine checkpoint when he visited Borongan City in Eastern Samar on Saturday. Lt. Col. Joel Manuel Ana, HPG logistics officer at Camp Crame, is ...

BPI, RCBC issuing local bonds anew to raise funds
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
The Bank of the Philippine Islands and Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. are returning to the domestic debt market through the issuance of bonds as the country recovers from the economic fallout from the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

NGCP donates booths, kits for COVID-19 testing in Quezon City
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) turned over yesterday 50 units of testing booths and 10,000 rapid test kits to the Quezon City local government to aid frontliners in the battle against coronavirus disease 2019 or ...

D&L hopeful of economic recovery in Q4
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
D&L Industries, the listed food ingredients and chemicals maker, hopes to see some recovery in the business environment in the fourth quarter.

Foreign businessmen push economic bills in Congress
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
The Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines wants the National Economic and Development Authority to recommend to President Duterte to certify as urgent amendments to the Foreign Investment Act, Public Services Act and Retail Trade Act,

We need better COVID response
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
Dr. Anthony Leachon, resigned COVID National Task Force consultant, said last Tuesday that we ought to "regroup" in our response effort. He said the health secretary needs the help of a "guiding coalition" composed of representatives from academe and the private sector.

Boracay hotel may lose business permit for hosting partying staff of BFP
BusinessMirror - 2020-06-18
The Philippines and Indonesia are set to enter a government-to-government (G2G) agreement to facilitate the export of Philippine halal products to Indonesia. This was relayed in a webinar last ...

The challenge of education in the new normal
BusinessMirror - 2020-06-18
GT Capital Holdings Inc. on Tuesday said its automotive unit is venturing into the used car inspection and warranty business with a Japanese firm. In its disclosure to the Philippine Stock ...

ICTSI still keen on expanding portfolio
BusinessMirror - 2020-06-18
International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) is keen on investing in new ports that make business sense in the new normal, as it moves to further expand its operations portfolio amid the ...

Pag-IBIG extends remittance due from employers
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
IBIG Fund is giving employers more time in the remittance of the Pag-IBIG monthly savings (contributions) and short-term loan payments of its employees as businesses slowly resume operations upon the easing of quarantine rules around the country.

All POGOs subject to franchise tax
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
The Department of Finance has maintained that Philippine offshore gaming operators, whether based locally or abroad, must pay a five-percent franchise tax.

Globe expands Mindanao network
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
Globe Telecom Inc. is undertaking a network expansion in Mindanao aimed at boosting capacity in the region. Globe said cell sites are being built across the island, particularly in Davao Oriental, Sarangani,

Stocks end higher on hopes of faster economic recovery
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index finished strong yesterday, closing 66.44 points, or 1.05 percent, higher at 6,348.45 on hopes of faster economic recovery.

Prudential leads non-life insurance with highest NPW
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
Prudential Guarantee and Assurance Inc. has again ranked number one among non-life insurance companies in terms of net premiums written, according to Insurance Commissioner Dennis Funa.

Kalayaan: Sovereignty and joint business opportunity
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
The recent visit of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to Pagasa Island in the West Philippine Sea brings back a time when I was foreign affairs secretary in the 1990s.

ADB sees Phl economy shrinking by 3.8%
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
The Asian Development Bank has further downgraded its economic forecast for the Philippines this year, citing a slowdown in consumption and investments in the first quarter amid the coronavirus pandemic.

25 more cops infected with virus
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
Twenty-five more police officers have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019, bringing to 440 the number of Philippine National Police personnel who contracted COVID-19.

BuCor COVID cases reach 301
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
The number of inmates and Bureau of Corrections personnel infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 has climbed to 301, the Department of Justice reported yesterday.

Industry revenues down 4.9% in Q1
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
Industry revenues contracted by 4.9 percent in the first quarter as steep declines in earnings were seen in mining and manufacturing, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday.

Manila courts on lockdown
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
The Manila regional and metropolitan trial courts went on lockdown yesterday after two court personnel were exposed to their relatives who tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019.

Quiapo barangay captain shot dead
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
Police are looking into illegal drugs as a possible motive for the killing of a barangay captain in Quiapo, Manila on Wednesday night.

2 soldiers killed in Mindoro ambush
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
Two soldiers were killed and two others were wounded in an ambush in Occidental Mindoro on Wednesday afternoon.

Eastern, Western Visayas cops deployed in Cebu City
philstar.com - 2020-06-18
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 100 police officers will be deployed in Cebu City to implement quarantine protocols as the city reverted to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to rising coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. Philippine National ...

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