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This 3D printed cabin is made from dying ash trees -- Future Blink
Mashable - 2020-05-13
Beautiful and environmentally friendly.

Coronavirus latest: US stocks plunge on Fed chair's grim outlook
NIKKEI - 2020-05-13
The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated ... The city has 1,051 confirmed infections. 6:05 p.m. The Philippines reports 268 new infections, up from 264 yesterday, bringing the total to 11,618 with 772 deaths. 5:47 p.m. Indonesia announces 689 new cases, the biggest daily spike so far.

Kickstarter is reducing its workforce by 39% through layoffs and voluntary buyouts as crowdfunding projects plummet during the pandemic
Business Insider - 2020-05-13
The crowdfunding website, which had been considering layoffs for weeks, will give employees several months' pay and healthcare per a union agreement.

Aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford fitted to serve 1,000 more personnel
UPI.com - 2020-05-13
The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford completed readiness projects to board 1,000 personnel for an upcoming assignment, the Navy said on Wednesday.

Citizen scientist discovers a new comet
UPI.com - 2020-05-13
A new comet was discovered by a citizen scientist analyzing online photographs taken from a satellite, NASA announced on Wednesday.

New MRI approach might speed diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's
UPI.com - 2020-05-13
Measuring glucose levels in the brain by magnetic resonance imaging could lead to earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, according to research published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.

CSC warns: Examinees of canceled March 15 test not automatically passed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) on Wednesday warned of a fake message circulating that registered examinees of its canceled test, which was originally scheduled for March

Anal leakage: Symptoms, causes, and remedies
Medical News Today - 2020-05-13
Anal leakage, or fecal incontinence, can cause stool to leak from the anus. Possible causes include diarrhea, nerve damage, and hemorrhoids. Learn more here.

Intel releases 27 Comet Lake vPro processors with mandatory hardware shield
ZDNet - 2020-05-13
Intel has released its latest batch of 14-nanometre chips. In this case, it is a collection of Comet Lake CPUs consisting of mobile and 18 desktop chips -- a mix of Core and Xeon chips -- all bearing the vPro badge.

Uber to require drivers, riders to wear masks around the world
Reuters - 2020-05-13
Uber Technologies, Inc. on Wednesday said it will require drivers, delivery workers and riders globally to wear a mask as countries around the world begin easing restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

US formally accuses China of hacking US entities working on COVID-19 research
ZDNet - 2020-05-13
The US government has formally accused China today of orchestrating cyber-attacks against US companies working on COVID-19 research. The accusations were levied in a joint stateme

Bankrupt OneWeb seeks DoD financing to keep assets from Chinese purchase
UPI.com - 2020-05-13
Bankrupt satellite company OneWeb could get Defense Department funding, a Space Force official said while warning China to stay away from the company's assets.

UK COVID-19 Daily: 73,000 Excess Deaths Possible
Medscape - 2020-05-13
Up to 73,000 older people and those with comorbidities could be at risk of dying in the aftermath of COVID-19 lockdown unless the Government acts to shield them, say experts writing in the Lancet. Researchers,

Epic Games paid just $35 million for Houseparty, roughly half the amount of funding the Sequoia-backed startup had raised, and now the app is booming
Business Insider - 2020-05-13
Houseparty sold at a discount in 2019, after raising $68 million in venture capital. Now with everyone stuck at home, the app is growing.

In South Korea And China, Loosening Restrictions Brings Coronavirus Resurgence
NPR - 2020-05-13
Both countries eased some of their intensive rules after new cases slowed to a trickle. But clusters have cropped up again this month, and authorities are ramping up testing to try to curb the spread.

Malls, service-related entities may operate in MECQ sites-IATF
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-13
MALLS, commercial centers, services-related establishments and additional manufacturing firms will now be allowed to operated in areas under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), subject to certain restrictions on the number of employees they will deploy onsite.

PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Double Data Offers extended until May 31
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-13
With many parts of the country still under community quarantine restrictions, PLDT Home has extended its double data promo for all of its prepaid Home WiFi customers until May 31, 2020 in order to provide Filipino families access to affordable home broadband solutions.

Signal No. 2 up over Samar provinces as Ambo turns into a typhoon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-13
Weather disturbance Ambo has intensified from a storm into a typhoon on Wednesday, prompting the state weather bureau to raise Signal No. 2 over the Samar provinces in the Visayas. As of late Wednesday night,

$1.9 billion fintech Marqeta is on a hiring spree and eyeing M&A as its partners like Square, DoorDash, and Instacart rely on virtual card issuing
Business Insider - 2020-05-13
Marqeta is hiring to meet demand for its card-issuing platform that powers fintechs like Square's Cash App and delivery startups like DoorDash.

Ambo now a severe tropical storm
philstar.com - 2020-05-13
Tropical Storm Ambo (international name Vongfong) intensified into a severe tropical storm yesterday as it moved closer to Eastern Visayas and Bicol.

Cut CIT rate now-business groups
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-13
FOREIGN investors on Wednesday asked the government to speed up plans to reduce corporate income tax (CIT) rate to 25 percent, as the Philippines has to catch up with its Asian neighbors that implemented tax cuts lately to attract investors.

FATF gives Philippines more time to address dirty money flaws
philstar.com - 2020-05-13
Paris-based watchdog Financial Action Task Force has given the Philippines more time to address strategic deficiencies in its anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing system amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

Banks shifting to safer liquid assets
philstar.com - 2020-05-13
Banks continued to shift to safe and high liquid assets as well as park their excess funds in the liquidity absorption facility of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

Ayala earnings down 17% to P6.7 billion
philstar.com - 2020-05-13
Ayala Corp. saw its first quarter net income decline by 17 percent to P6.7 billion as the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic affected most of its businesses.

Automakers see 20% sales drop this year
philstar.com - 2020-05-13
Vehicle sales are expected to decline by a fifth this year as the lockdown imposed by government as part of efforts to combat the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic has affected operations of automotive firms,

14-day lockdown begins in parts of Quezon City
philstar.com - 2020-05-13
Several areas in Quezon City have been placed under a 14-day "special concern lockdown" starting yesterday amid the clustering of coronavirus disease 2019 cases.

Modified ECQ good for Manila -- Isko
philstar.com - 2020-05-13
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno yesterday described as a "good development" the imposition of a modified enhanced community quarantine in the National Capital Region that would allow some businesses to operate at 50 percent capacity.

Makati releases P364 million for 72,777 beneficiaries
philstar.com - 2020-05-13
Around P364 million in financial assistance has been released to 72,777 Makati residents in a span of one day, Mayor Abby Binay announced yesterday.

8 Laguna towns on hard lockdown
philstar.com - 2020-05-13
Eight towns in Laguna were placed on hard lockdown for two days starting yesterday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Government economic team sees deeper GDP slump
philstar.com - 2020-05-13
The inter-agency Development Budget Coordination Committee has further lowered its gross domestic product projection this year as the economy continues to suffer from the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

NBI summons Mocha for fake news
philstar.com - 2020-05-13
The National Bureau of Investigation has summoned Overseas Workers Welfare Administration deputy administrator Mocha Uson for allegedly spreading fake news amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

11 Quezon City cops under quarantine
philstar.com - 2020-05-13
Eleven members of the La Loma police station in Quezon City, including its commander, went on quarantine following a breach in health and safety protocols in their office, sources said yesterday.

Hope amidst the pandemic
philstar.com - 2020-05-13
Last May 9, we successfully held the virtual MOA signing for the first batch of RT-PCR machines to be donated to six government hospitals given by our private sector donors.

Sinas birthday fete draws outrage
philstar.com - 2020-05-13
Metro Manila police chief Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas drew public outrage and condemnation from ranking government officials for holding a large gathering during his birthday party last week in violation of the enhanced community quarantine or ECQ guidelines.

Regional dev't council requires private companies in Cebu to test employees ahead of reopening
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-13
Central Visayas Regional Development Council chairman Kenneth Cobonpue pushes for rapid testing among employees of the private sector in Cebu before resuming their work operations.

WHO stresses need to find source of coronavirus
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-13
Pinning down the source of the coronavirus pandemic should help in working out how COVID-19 has "invaded the human species" so quickly, a senior WHO official told AFP. The outbreak

5 Metro mayors, LGUs cited for high approval rating amid COVID-19 pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-13
Five local executives and local government units (LGUs) were cited by a polling firm for having a high approval rating among their constituents in the midst of the COVID-19

ABS-CBN may be back on air by first week of June - Cayetano
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-13
CBN may be back on air by the first week of June, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said Wednesday after the lower chamber approved on second reading a bill

Supermarkets expect issues with influx of customers amid modified ECQ
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-13
Supermarkets are bracing for an influx of customers as Metro Manila transitions to a modified enhanced community quarantine beginning May 16.

39 more police officers contract COVID-19, bringing total to 179
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-13
Thirty-nine more police officers tested positive for the coronavirus disease, the Philippine National Police reported Wednesday, bringing the total number of infected PNP personnel to 179.

US provides fresh aid to counter Covid-19
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-13
THE Embassy of the United States announced on May 7 that its government will provide an additional P298 million ($5.9 million) to the Philippines to help support its fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak,

Over 500,000 tourism workers get P4.4 million in wage subsidies
BusinessMirror - 2020-05-13
MORE than half a million tourism workers employed in small businesses received some P4.4 million in wage subsidies under a government program aimed at easing the plight of those rendered jobless by the community quarantines implemented to contain the spread of the novel corona virus.

DOH launches COVID-19 monitoring app to limit errors in data tally
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-13
Responding to experts pointing out flaws in its records, the Department of Health is taking steps with the help of a partner company to improve its COVID-19 data gathering system with a new digital app for frontliners.

Philippines sees 18% hike in toilet paper prices in four weeks -- report
philstar.com - 2020-05-13
The jump in the price of toilet paper in the Philippines was well above what we saw in most other countries. In some parts of the world supply issues may have contributed to higher prices, with employees unable to go to work and transportation delays,

NBI asks Mocha Uson to explain on fake PPE photo
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-13
NBI summons OWWA Deputy Administrator Mocha Uson over complaints of fake news she allegedly posted online, NBI spokesperson Ferdinand Lavin says.

Cayetano to critics in lower chamber: Shame on you for insulting your own House
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-13
How dare you belittle the tremendous work this Congress has done in the past ten months?" Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano

Ambo may intensify into tropical storm
philstar.com - 2020-05-13
Tropical Depression Ambo may intensify into a tropical storm before it makes landfall over the southern part of Bicol tomorrow.

NBI summons Mocha Uson for posting fake photo of PPE donation
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-05-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has summoned Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Administrator Margaux "Mocha" Uson for violating the

DILG to LGUs: Barangay lockdowns must be 'based on science'
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-13
Decisions on placing certain barangays under lockdown during the quarantine period must be based on science, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) advised local authorities in a Laging Handa virtual briefing on Wednesday.

Still no public transport as more businesses allowed to reopen in modified ECQ areas
CNN Philippines - 2020-05-13
Public transportation will remain closed in Metro Manila, Laguna, and Cebu City, as thousands are seen to report back to work.

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