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No letup and new dangers

The market ended in the red again last week – as if there was no letup to let it break out from 8,000 points on the benchmark index – when it closed at 7,899.98, with a weekly loss of 45.68 points or 0.57 percent. Foreign investors largely dictated the direction of trading as they continued [...] The post No letup and new dangers appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netApr 16th, 2018

Technophobia

One of the greatest minds, Stephen Hawking, before he passed away, warned us anew on the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI). In several interviews, he said that it could be the “worst event in the history of our civilization” and warned us that it could end mankind. He drove home the point. In a recent […] The post Technophobia appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

IS2CP brings the ‘up side’ to PH, Asia

      The global financial environment is changing faster and more significantly than at any other time in recent history. It is driven by a variety of forces, coming from multiple directions.   These include government-driven issues such as rising national debt, "quantitative easing," the new "ball-in" policies, recently legalized by the G7 countries, the Greek debt, (which is indicative of the dangers inherent when currency control is disconnected from monetary policy control), and Saudi-driven devaluation of energy on a global scale.   Civil unrest driven by the Islamic State, Russia in Eastern Europe, uncontrolled mass emigration, and nat...Keep on reading: IS2CP brings the ‘up side’ to PH, Asia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

SSS lowers compulsory retirement age of racehorse jockeys

THE Social Security System (SSS) has reduced the compulsory retirement age for professional racehorse jockeys, from 60 years old to 55 years old, in compliance with Republic Act 10789 or the Racehorse Jockeys Retirement Act. Based on RA 10789, the reduced age is to protect racehorse jockeys from the “inherent dangers of their profession which […] The post SSS lowers compulsory retirement age of racehorse jockeys appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Sereno warns vs dangers of ouster petition

Sereno warns vs dangers of ouster petition.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Corrections: April 2018

This is Rappler's corrections page for April 2018. Please read the Editor's Note in each of these reports: U.P. hosts forum on dangers of perpetuating fake news.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

U.P. hosts forum on dangers of perpetuating fake news

MANILA, Philippines – As dummy accounts on social media gain more traction each day, coupled with the curtailment of press freedom, the University of the Philippines Diliman hosted "[M]ULAT: A Humanistic Approach to the Philppine Culture of Disinformation," a forum on why and how fake news is processed. The timely discussion, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Smokers may have a poorer diet than non-smokers, study suggests

New research has found that smokers tend to have worse diets than former or non-smokers, which in addition to the dangers of smoking could also increase the risk of various health conditions. Carried out by researchers at Fairfield University and Yale University in the United States, the team looked at dietary data taken from 5,293 U.S. adults who had been asked to report what they had eaten in the past 24 hours. The researchers then calculated the average dietary energy density (kilocalories per gram) of each participant's diet. Dietary energy density (ED) is a marker for diet quality, with the researchers noting that the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends a l...Keep on reading: Smokers may have a poorer diet than non-smokers, study suggests.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Compel contractors to issue public notice or face sanctions, LGUs told

LOCAL government units (LGUs) that fail to require contractors to properly inform the public before commencing any road project may face sanctions. The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) issued the warning through a memorandum circular in response to complaints on the dangers posed by ongoing road constructions. The order also requires governors, […] The post Compel contractors to issue public notice or face sanctions, LGUs told appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Earth Hour 2018: Lights out for world landmarks in nod to nature

PARIS, France – World landmarks from the Eiffel Tower to the Empire State Building will go dark this weekend to support the fight against climate change and highlight the dangers mankind poses to nature. The 11th edition of Earth Hour , an annual bid to raise awareness about climate change ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Serena Williams loses in 1st round at Miami Open to Osaka

By Steve Wine, Associated Press KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — The match ended with Serena Williams grinning at the net. She saved the worst shot for last in a rare first-round defeat and had to laugh. Still rusty in her return from pregnancy, Williams was unable to overcome a tough opening draw at the Miami Open and lost Wednesday to Naomi Osaka, 6-3, 6-2. On the final point, Williams thundered forward to attack an easy shot at eye level, whacked the ball six feet past the baseline and responded with a sheepish smile. Not that motherhood has mellowed Williams. She left without talking to the media. The 20-year-old Osaka, who earned her first career title Sunday at Indian Wells, showed no signs of letup and overpowered the erratic Williams. Osaka had the stronger serve and worn Williams down in rallies working her from side to side. The matchup worthy of a final came about because both players were unseeded. Osaka is ranked a career-best 22nd, while Williams' ranking is 491st after a layoff of more than a year. Another new mother and former No. 1, three-time champion Victoria Azarenka, defeated Catherine Bellis 6-3, 6-0. Seeded players are in action beginning Thursday. Williams has been eliminated in the first round only four other times, most recently at the 2012 French Open. The latest defeat came at a tournament she has won a record eight times and considers her hometown event. The match was the last for Williams at Key Biscayne, 90 miles south of her home in Palm Beach Gardens. The tournament is moving next year to the Miami Dolphins' stadium, where Williams helped with the ceremonial groundbreaking Monday. Because of Williams' ranking, she entered the draw as a wild card, and looked the part. She needed only eight shots to win the match's first five points, but things became much more difficult after that. Playing her fourth match since returning to the tour, Williams was a step slow to balls in the corners and often late with her swing, while she put barely half her first serves in play. Early in the second set she resorted to her patented scream of "Come on!", but the outburst failed to turn things around and she lost the next three games. Typical of her struggle was an exchange midway through the last set. Williams scrambled forward to scoop a ball back, then retreated to hit an awkward, lunging overhead, and then stood and watched helplessly as a crosscourt forehand from Osaka whizzed past for a winner. Osaka, who has both American and Japanese citizenship and lives in Fort Lauderdale, was playing her idol for the first time but didn't seem a bit fazed. She improved to 14-4 this year. Things may get tougher for her in the second round, when she'll face No. 4-seeded Elina Svitolina......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

LOOK | Fire fighters cheat death at roofdeck of burning Pavilion Hotel

The dangers that fire fighters face came close to home Sunday when several of them were trapped at the roofdeck of the burning Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino in Ermita, requiring their rescue by their colleagues......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

LOOK: New graphic health warnings on tobacco products starting 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The public should expect new templates warning them about the dangers of cigarette smoking starting this month.  This is because the Department of Health (DOH) started rolling out the new graphic health warnings on all tobacco products starting Saturday, March 3. The templates will have ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

Fight to lessen asbestos use continues

Debate surrounding worldwide asbestos use has been raging for decades, but despite knowing the dangers asbestos poses, the number of countries actually taking action is still surprisingly low. About 60 countries have taken steps to ban asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral closely tied to diseases like asbestosis and mesothelioma, stopping both imports and exports. But even with countries slow to take action, the worldwide community at-large is reducing asbestos consumption in favor of safer alternatives. For example, asbestos use in the United States has seen a drastic decline since 1973 when consumption hit a high of more than 800,000 tons. Today, according to the United...Keep on reading: Fight to lessen asbestos use continues.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

Phivolcs warns of continued dangers as it lowers Mayon alert level to 3

THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) lowered on Tuesday, March 6, the alert level around Mayon Volcano to 3, which means a “decreased tendency towards hazardous eruption.” However, the agency warned the public that “sudden explosions, lava collapses… and ashfall can still occur and threaten areas in the upper to middle slopes” of […] The post Phivolcs warns of continued dangers as it lowers Mayon alert level to 3 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

More dangers if federalism pursued before anti-dynasty law, says Robredo

MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers should pass an anti-political dynasty law first before they pursue amendments to the Constitution to pave the way fo federalism,  Vice President Leni Robredo said on Friday, March 2. Why prioritize the anti-dynasty law: Robredo is worried legislators are now focused on charter change ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2018

Ex-CJ Davide: Cha-Cha s threats to judiciary meant for dictatorship

MANILA, Philippines – Former Supreme Court chief justice Hilario Davide Jr said that the proposals to clip the powers of the judiciary are meant to "defang" the independent branch of government in the lead up to a dictatorship. “These are the dangers that might happen really, because all the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Florida congressmen get flak for declaring porn a health risk while blocking weapons ban

The Florida House of Representatives reached a resolution on Tuesday, Feb. 20, regarding pornography and the consideration of a weapons ban. Porn was declared a public health risk and should be regulated; meanwhile, the proposal to ban assault weapons such as AR-15 semi-automatic rifles, the type used to murder 17 innocent high school students in a local school, was rejected. Rep. Ross Spano sponsored the resolution on pornography, according to the Associated Press in Feb. 20. The resolution stated there's research showing a connection between pornography use and mental and physical illnesses, thus the need for policy changes to protect Florida citizens from the dangers of porn. Mea...Keep on reading: Florida congressmen get flak for declaring porn a health risk while blocking weapons ban.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

COMMENTARY: Dangers of Martial Law: The Case Of South Cotabato SP Member Romulo Solivio

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) — I find it appropriate to state, at the outset, that it is dangerous for us to allow the military to succeed in its current social experiment whose ends are clearly to stifle dissent and stall the free exercise of the people’s civil and political rights which are […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2018

Trump warns of immigration dangers in State of the Union

WASHINGTON — Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump called for a "new American moment" of unity Tuesday night and challenged lawmakers to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

PERSONAL ESSAY: New Year’s Reflection: My Farewell amid Stalking Dangers in Year 2018

My use of possessive pronoun    Since this work contains my purely personal reflections, there are times that I will be using the pronoun “I” or “me”, etc. and not “we” or “us”, etc. in some parts of this article. For this, I sincerely apologize. At this juncture, however, I wish to clarify that my […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018