Landslide kills at least 4 in Philippines
- Between 10 and 20 houses were buried in the City of Naga in Cebu province -- a popular tourist destination -- Thursday, according to a spokesperson from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) in an interview on local radio.
- Heavy rains triggered the landslide, causing part of a mountain to collapse, burying the houses, CNN affiliate CNN Philippines reported, quoting Naga police.
- The incident comes just days after another deadly landslide in the mining town of Itogon, in the Cordillera region in the north of Luzon, killed at least 18 people.
- That landslide, which was triggered by heavy rains brought by Typhoon Mangkhut -- known locally as Ompong -- occurred Saturday.
- Mangkhut, the strongest storm of 2018, left 63 people dead, 42 injured and dozens missing as it cut a destructive streak across Luzon, the most populous island in the Philippines.
Ambition (YC W14) Is Hiring a Product Designer
- Who We're Looking For We need somebody comfortable being "Designer #1" within a small, lean startup.
- Listen to what people want, deliver what they need The difference between good and great is in the details Strive to do a lot with a little Have strong opinions that are weakly held Be honest, even when it hurts When in doubt, over-communicate Bias towards action, opt for collaboration Requirements We’re currently limiting our search to candidates with 5+ years experience.
- We need somebody comfortable being "Designer #1" within a small, lean startup.
- You will work alongside the (technical) CEO who currently serves as Product Manager and be responsible for ensuring we deliver a world-class experience to our users.
How the HTC Exodus Blockchain Phone Plans to Secure Your Cryptocurrency
- “A few years down the road, we see a world where people own their own identities and data, where everyone understands the concept and economics of digital property,” says Chen, HTC's decentralized chief officer.
- In fact, even the mere act of connecting to the internet goes too far for protective cryptocurrency investors, who prefer to keep their assets in so-called cold storage wallets, which remain entirely offline.
- And while Chen wouldn’t argue that the Exodus is more secure than cold storage, he does stress that it offers much better usability.
- The HTC Exodus will also offer a novel way to recover your keys, which are often a series of words that need to be entered in the event that you lose access to your wallet.
- Plenty of questions remain about the HTC Exodus, especially regarding the company's long-term vision of revolutionizing how people relate not just to their cryptocurrencies, but their data and identity.
Nest tried to hide its identity as the buyer of a promising health startup
- Fitbit just announced a fitness coaching program tailored to the health care industry that aims to “help improve wellness, disease management and prevention.” Google recently gave its Google Fit software an overhaul that awards users “heart points.” Based on an acquisition made last year, it seems Nest also has ambitious plans for the health sector.
- As reported by GeekWire, communications between employees of Senosis — a health-monitoring startup that Nest quietly snatched up — and the University of Washington (where Senosis was founded) make clear that the company has something in the works.
- None of this tech had been cleared by the FDA when Nest bought Senosis, but the company told GeekWire that it had begun the process.
- But Google instructed the Senosis team not to mention Nest or publicize the deal until after a health-focused product eventually shipped to consumers.
Texas' twisted excuse for removing Helen Keller
- But the erasure of Helen Keller, an iconic advocate for the deaf and blind whose social activism also included women's suffrage, birth control and pacifism -- who is currently taught as part of a third-grade unit on citizenship -- is an underhanded play with a troubling message: that homogeny is normal and exposure to outside perspectives should be limited.
- Keller -- an author and activist who transformed the way people thought about disability and education -- was an engaged member of her community and a catalyst for a cultural shift in understanding our humanity.
- The first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor's degree, Keller fought not only for deaf and disabled people's access to education, but also for women's rights, worker's rights and peaceful resolutions to international conflict, overcoming numerous obstacles to give voice to the underrepresented.
Amazon reportedly considering 3,000 cashierless stores by 2021
- Amazon is considering an expansion plan for its Go cashierless stores that would open 3,000 locations by 2021, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
- Amazon is reportedly considering whether to open stores that sell fresh, pre-made food alongside a limited grocery selection, or stores more in line with convenience stores designed to serve people in search of a quick snack or meal.
- That’s probably why there’s a host of businesses interested in developing their own platforms for retailers interesting in opening their own cashierless stores.
- As Amazon expanded operations in Seattle and Chicago in recent weeks, startups Zippin and Standard Cognition opened similar cashierless operations in San Francisco to test and demonstrate their platforms.
- In June, news emerged that Microsoft is also working on its own cashierless store solution, six people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Foot detox: Recipes and how it works
- People claim that it is possible to detox the feet using a range of techniques, including ionic footbaths, foot soaks, and scrubs.
- Advocates claim that a foot detox removes toxins and heavy metals from the body through the feet.
- The manufacturers of the IonCleanse, which is one of the most popular foot detox systems, claim that it uses charged particles called ions to create an ionic field that cleanses and purifies the body.
- Many people enjoy a warm foot soak, especially if they add extra salts and essential oils to the water.
- To make a detox bath using apple cider vinegar, add 1 cup of the vinegar to a tub of warm water and soak the feet for 20–30 minutes.
- People who would like to try a foot detox can use ionic detox baths or foot soaks, scrubs, or masks.
‘Stories’ was Instagram’s smartest move yet
- Stories, which disappear after 24 hours and are easily shot and decorated right in the Instagram app, represented a low-pressure alternative to Instagram’s high-pressure photo feed.
- Instagram Stories has attracted more than 400 million daily users and changed the way people share and consume things online.
- Unlike Snapchat, which always felt more intimate — private photo and video messaging is still its top use case — Instagram Stories took advantage of the fact that hundreds of millions of people had already created an enjoyable Instagram feed, following friends, family, local businesses, celebrities and influencers.
- On Facebook’s last earnings call, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said that people are spending so much time in Stories — a place where the company sells ads, but not at the rate it sells them in the Facebook News Feed — that it will even contribute to slower revenue growth for the company.
Full video and transcript: Snap CEO Evan Spiegel at Code 2018
- One of the things that I’ve noticed with our team is that if we lean too heavily on data, we just wait and wait and wait and can get stuck in very small iterations, rather than looking more broadly at new solutions, and so for us to just continually push forward as a company I think is really important, as long as that underlying philosophy is sound.
- You know, I think when we were a private company — and we’ve talked about this a million times — we made a lot of decisions that people thought were totally wild, right?
- We really try to be thoughtful and communicate about the decisions we’re making, but ultimately, I think people are going to have to see that consistency where we release ephemeral messaging and it doesn’t make sense to people, and then several years later it makes sense and it’s the dominant behavior.
Intramuscular injection: Locations and administration
- People self-administering medication rarely use the deltoid, as an injection site, because it is difficult for them to reach.
- This muscle is a very safe injection site for adults and infants more than 7 months old because it is thick and located away from major nerves and blood vessels.
- Typically, people who need to self-administer injections use the vastus lateralis muscle in the thigh.
- People should avoid self-administering medications into the dorsogluteal muscles.
- A healthcare professional should provide people with training and education before asking them to administer intramuscular injections to themselves or another person.
- It is essential to ask a doctor or pharmacist which size needle to use before giving an injection.
- Use the index finger and thumb to stabilize the syringe while using the other hand to pull back on the plunger slightly to look for blood.