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ABS-CBN Publishing launches five new books at the 38th Manila International Book Fair

ABS-CBN Publishing launches five new books at the 38th Manila International Book Fair.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: abscbn abscbnSep 15th, 2017

Kapamilya authors at Manila International Book Fair

Five celebrity authors greeted thousands of Filipinos at the Manila International Book Fair as they introduced to Manila’s bibliophiles their new books from ABS-CBN Publishing, the country’s leading publisher of bestselling books and magazines.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 13th, 2016

Catch the last day of The 38th Manila International Book Fair. 'MIBF 'bookfai…

Catch the last day of The 38th Manila International Book Fair. 'MIBF 'bookfai….....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 17th, 2017

SMX celebrates its 10th anniversary

[Editor's Note: The following is an announcement from SMX] For large scale trade fairs, exhibits and expos such as WOFEX, bridal fairs, travel sales, Toycon, Cosplays, Manila International Book Fair and Madrid Fusion Manila, SMX Convention Center has been the official venue ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

James Reid Apologizes For Incident At 38th Manila Int’l Book Fair – Manila Video

James Reid Apologizes For Incident At 38th Manila Int’l Book Fair – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2017

WATCH: Inside Manila International Book Fair 2017

WATCH: Inside Manila International Book Fair 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

The dame behind the Fallen series

MANILA, Philippines – Five hundred. That’s the number of books international bestselling author Lauren Kate researched on for her Fallen book series......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2016

8 fresh reasons to visit the 37th Manila International Book Fair, Sept. 14 to 18

8 fresh reasons to visit the 37th Manila International Book Fair, Sept. 14 to 18.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 17th, 2016

Publishers take on China at Hong Kong book fair

HONG KONG Hong Kong's feisty publishing industry vowed to take on China by selling books critical of Beijing, despite the disappearances of 5 city booksellers, as a major annual book fair began Wednesday, July 20. The booksellers, who went missing las.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2016

PEN to launch Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo’s memoirs of a writing life

The Philippine Center of the International PEN (Poets & Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) will launch "The Thing with Feathers: My Book of Memories," the newest nonfiction title from essayist-fictionist Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo. Published by the Univerity of Santo Tomas Publishing House, the book is a collection of memoirs about the writing life. The title, says the author, is a "curtsey to the poet Dickinson's feathery creature, her singing metaphor for hope." Some of these pieces were published as Facebook Notes, and later expanded into their present form. Hidalgo writes she decided to include some of the comments engendered by the notes, because she feels they are now p...Keep on reading: PEN to launch Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo’s memoirs of a writing life.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2018

Image from page 307 of “American X-ray journal” (1899) – Manila Picture

Identifier: americanxrayjour1418unse Title: American X-ray journal Year: 1899 (1890s) Authors: Subjects: X-Rays Radiography Publisher: St. Louis : American X-Ray Publishing Co. Contributing Library: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Historical Medical Library Digitizing Sponsor: Open Knowledge Commons and the National Endowment for the Humanities View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View… link: Image from page 307 of “American X-ray journal” (1899) – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Jakarta launches first airport train to tackle gridlock

JAKARTA: Jakarta launched the first train connecting its international airport to the city center on Tuesday as the sprawling Indonesian capital moves to tackle the gridlock that can make the trip an hours-long headache. The new system links Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on the outskirts of Jakarta to downtown in 55 minutes, cutting driving time by [...] The post Jakarta launches first airport train to tackle gridlock appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

Soccer s big clash of nations not only at World Cup in 2018

By Rob Harris, Associated Press Footballing supremacy between nations will be determined in 2018, just maybe not in the way expected. The World Cup remains the ultimate prize in sport, and a Russia buffeted by doping scandals and geopolitical rifts will open up like never before to welcome thousands of fans. When the tournament reaches its climax in Moscow on July 14, the biggest global television audience of the year is likely to see the World Cup handed over. Will Germany be the first team to retain the title since Brazil in 1962? Can Neymar inspire Brazil to a record-extending sixth success? Will the players who have shared major individual honors for a decade — Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) and Lionel Messi (Argentina) — finally become world champions? But it became clearer in 2017 that appearing at the World Cup is no longer the only vehicle — or preferred means — for countries to validate their status and strength in the world's biggest sport. That isn't much of a reassurance, though, for Italy, the Netherlands and the United States who failed to qualify for Russia. The international soccer landscape is being reshaped by the Gulf state-funded clubs, and their clout reached new heights in the last year. Just as Qatar and the United Arab Emirates became ensnared in a diplomatic standoff, the jewels in their soccer crowns slugged it out in the transfer market pursuing the top talent. Around $300 million was spent in the summer transfer window alone by both Manchester City, which is owned by the UAE's Abu Dhabi, and Paris Saint-Germain, which is funded by 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar. The biggest statement came from PSG which more than doubled the previous transfer record by splurging 222 million euros on Neymar — an unexpected windfall for Barcelona but a deal that solidified the power shifts. Both PSG and City have already obliterated the field in their French and English leagues respectively and are racing toward regaining their domestic titles. The true test of power in this intriguing rivalry between energy-rich Gulf powers should be determined in the Champions League. The competition has been won in three of the last four years by Real Madrid, and the holders now stand in the way of PSG reaching the quarterfinals in March. Madrid and Barcelona remain in the control of their fans, a structure able to resist foreign ownership, although both teams have accepted injections of cash through UAE or Qatar sponsorships. The future spending capabilities of the nascent forces at PSG and City will be determined in the coming months. However wealthy their ownership, unfettered spending remains subject to curbs in an often forlorn attempt to maintain a competitive balance in competitions and prevent them stockpiling players. The ultimate threat hanging over PSG is exclusion from the Champions League unless it balances the books by cashing in on stars in the January transfer window. PSG's legal team is already preparing to take the fight to UEFA over its implementation of Financial Fair Play rules, having faced an earlier round of punishments — along with City — in 2014 that led to limits on the squad size and financial penalties. UEFA has also served notice on AC Milan that sanctions could be looming after around $250 million was spent in the summer by new private Chinese investors. Milan is an illustration of why authorities don't want clubs risking their financial health in the pursuit of success. Despite the investment, Milan is closer to the relegation zone than the top four Champions League qualification places halfway through the Serie A season. City is in a more advantageous position than either PSG or Milan due to its cut from domestic television rights. The Premier League is banking 8.3 billion pounds ($11 billion) from broadcasters under the current three-year deals, far eclipsing European counterparts. One of the early defining moments of 2018 in soccer won't happen on the field but in the Premier League's negotiations over the 2019-2022 rights. The winning outlets will provide an indicator of the vitality of traditional networks in an era of fragmented viewing habits where streaming platforms are luring viewers. The value of the deals will also influence the spending power of clubs in the coming years and the destination of the players. The flow of cash from Abu Dhabi since 2008 has already produced the dominant City team imagined by Sheikh Mansour. At the start of the second half of the season, Pep Guardiola's side enjoys a commanding lead over the previously pre-eminent Manchester United. How rapidly fortunes change in soccer. Guardiola, a serial title winner at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, was facing doubts over his managerial prowess as he opened his City reign with his first trophyless season. He remains on course for a quadruple at the second attempt. Across Manchester, it was Jose Mourinho buoyant in the first half of 2017 after collecting the Europa League and League Cup to offset a sixth-place domestic finish. But Mourinho enters 2018 in sullen mood, seething with envy about the lavish investment from Abu Dhabi that enabled Guardiola to remodel his squad. It's another indicator that with all the cash pumped into soccer by Gulf ruling families, the World Cup can no longer be relied on to determine the true kings of soccer in 2018......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

US govt gives 1 million books to public schools

THE United States government has donated a total of 1.1 million library books to the country’s public schools to boost reading skills and promote learning. The donation is part of the US government’s continuing early grade reading assistance through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). “The US government continues to support the Department [...] The post US govt gives 1 million books to public schools appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Chinese firm guilty of ‘pirating’ books

A Chinese company and its local business partners have been ordered to pay nearly P25 million in damages to a Filipino publishing firm for printing and distributing its educational books without permission. In a Dec. 8 ruling, Judge Ma. Victoria Soriano-Villadolid of the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 24 found Fujian New Technology Color Making and Printing Company LTD, M.Y. Intercontinental Trading Corp. owner Tedwin T. Uy and Allianz Marketing and Publishing Corp. guilty of copyright infringement. The case stemmed from a complaint filed by St. Mary's Publishing Corp. (SMPC) owner Jerry Vicente Catabijan who accused the respondents of unlawfully publishing 12 textbooks sold to...Keep on reading: Chinese firm guilty of ‘pirating’ books.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

Honoring the best books of 2016

On its 36th year, the National Book Awards of the Philippines continues to be the highest distinction bestowed upon the créme of Philippine book publishing......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

WATCH: This experience-driven book fair is inspired by Haruki Murakami

  MANILA, Philippines – Looking for quirky art and new stories? The Komura Book Fair gathers independent bookstores and local artists' work, so you can find them all in one place. Inspired by Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore, founders Kayla Dionisio and Czyka Tumaliuan decided to marry a traditional book ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2017

Image from page 38 of “The Open court” (1887) – Manila Picture

Identifier: opencourt31738caru Title: The Open court Year: 1887 (1880s) Authors: Carus, Paul, 1852-1919 Open Court Publishing company, Chicago Subjects: Religion Religion and science Publisher: Chicago : The Open Court Pub. Co. Contributing Library: Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale Digitizing Sponsor: CARLI: Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois View Book Page: Book Viewer… link: Image from page 38 of “The Open court” (1887) – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2017

Lorli launches book in NYC

MANILA, Philippines — Lorli Villanueva (Professor Lorli Dima-ala in real life) had a book launching at the Philippine Center in New York last Oct. 27......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

Tale of 2 cities: Olympics sponsors in Pyeongchang and Tokyo

em>By Youkyung Lee and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press /em> SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Winter Olympics coming to South Korea in February offer an example of the Olympian efforts often required to meet corporate sponsorship goals. Tokyo tells a different story: The coffers are already overflowing for the 2020 Summer Games. It's a tale of two cities and two Olympics — winter and summer. Pyeongchang is a little-known destination in one of South Korea's poorest provinces. It is the 'little town that could,' bidding twice unsuccessfully for the Winter Olympics before winning on its third try. A final push enabled it to reach its sponsorship target of 940 billion won ($830 million) in September, with just five months to go. Tokyo is an established global capital, and the Summer Games usually generate more excitement — and more money. Organizers have raised 300 billion yen ($2.7 billion) in sponsorship, twice any previous Olympics. International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates describes it as a remarkable achievement. The divergent experiences of two Asian host cities illustrate the challenges that smaller bidders face, as well as South Korea's dependence on the big family-owned companies that dominate its economy. Not that Tokyo is home-free. The cost of the 2020 Games has nearly doubled from initial projections. As with most Olympics, taxpayers will have to foot a good part of the bill. ___ strong>WHERE 'CHAEBOLS' RULE /strong> Starting with the 1988 Seoul Olympics, South Korea has used mega-events such as the soccer World Cup to raise the profile of the country and its manufacturing exporters. Pyeongchang is different. The project was initiated by local politicians in an area long alienated politically and economically in South Korea's rise to prosperity. Some feared people would confuse the city's name with Pyongyang, the North Korean capital. They couldn't count on the automatic support of the huge family-run conglomerates, known as 'chaebol,' such as Samsung, Hyundai and LG. 'When such mega-events were the nation-state's key project, the chaebol were called on and were expected to become the leading participants,' said Joo Yu-min, a professor at the National University of Singapore who co-authored a book on South Korea's use of mega-events. In the end, the national government brought the conglomerates in, first in the bid process, and then for sponsorship. That underscores both the outsized role they play in the economy and their close ties with government. They owe a debt to special treatment from the government, which in turn used them to industrialize the country after the devastating 1950-53 Korean War. After Pyeongchang's bid was rejected a second time, the government called on Samsung and others to help. The president even pardoned Lee Kun-hee, the patriarch of the Samsung founding family who had been an IOC member but voluntarily suspended his membership after being indicted for tax evasion. The IOC reinstated Lee in 2010 with a reprimand and some restrictions, allowing him to lobby heavily for what became Pyeongchang's winning bid in 2011. It took three years for the organizing committee to sign its first domestic sponsor, KT Corp., the country's second-largest mobile carrier. Again, the national government asked the conglomerates for help. All the major ones signed on, after the office of then-President Park Geun-hye made a special request and multichannel pressures for financial assistance, Joo said. Elsewhere, companies may weigh sponsorship decisions based more on the marketing benefits. 'In South Korea, companies make donations out of a sense of duty that they are being part of the national event,' said Park Dong Min, the executive director overseeing membership at the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Sponsors who signed up late weren't willing to give as much, because there was less time to enjoy the marketing benefits. A bank that signed on less than a year before the Games significantly reduced its sponsorship. To top it off, a massive sports-related political corruption scandal rocked South Korea in 2016, just when Pyeongchang was making last-ditch efforts to raise sponsorship. 'Companies showed some reluctance' to sponsor the Olympics, said Eom Chanwang, director of the Pyeongchang organizing committee marketing team. 'Nevertheless, they still joined.' The scandal brought down Park, the president. Lee Jae-yong, the heir to the Samsung group, received a five-year sentence for bribery. Lee, who has appealed, had become de facto chief of the Samsung group after his father Lee Kun-hee, the IOC member pardoned in late 2009, fell ill. It was the younger Lee who signed an agreement with IOC President Thomas Bach to extend Samsung Electronics' sponsorship of the Olympics globally through 2020. Samsung declined interviews for this story. With the scandal still fresh in people's minds, major companies have held back from launching full-fledged marketing to promote the Games. 'Samsung traditionally has done consumer marketing through the Olympics, but because its chief is in jail, it cannot do as much these days,' said Kim Do-kyun, a sports professor at Kyung Hee University Graduate School of Physical Education. The Pyeongchang Games were the biggest victim of the scandal, he said. ___ strong>SUMMER OF '64 /strong> The president of Japan's biggest toilet manufacturer was seven years old when the Olympics first came to Japan. TOTO Ltd. made news in 1964 for its prefabricated toilet-and-bath units that helped speed the construction of a luxury hotel, the New Otani, in time for the Games. The company, now known for high-tech toilets that baffle some foreign visitors, is back as a sponsor of Tokyo 2020. 'I feel our company and the Olympics have been bonded by fate,' TOTO president Madoka Kitamura said at a sponsorship signing ceremony at the same hotel last year. The $2.7 billion in sponsorship for Tokyo 2020 is more than three times the original estimate. By comparison, sponsorship revenue was $848 million in Rio de Janeiro last year, and about $1.2 billion for both London 2012 and Beijing 2008. The Winter Olympics typically attract less, though Sochi, Russia, raised $1.2 billion in 2014. Analysts attribute Tokyo's success to both patriotism and a sense of nostalgia for the 1964 Summer Games. They were much more than a sports contest for Japan. They were a moment of pride, marking the country's return as an industrial power after the devastation of World War II and a seven-year U.S. occupation. 'All of Japan still recognizes the unique role that the 1964 Olympics played in Japan's stepping out onto the world stage,' said Michael Payne, a former IOC marketing director who now works as a consultant. 'Many of the CEOs of top Japanese companies would have been young kids back in '64 and are very aware of the role those Games played for the psychological recovery from the Second World War.' They grew up with the high-speed 'Shinkansen' bullet train, inaugurated in 1964; modern expressways and western-style toilets, all symbols of Japan's postwar economic growth. 'Now they have become business leaders, they want to contribute and leave something behind that can be remembered for the next 50 years,' said Masahiko Sakamaki, executive director of marketing for the Tokyo organizing committee. He said that memories of the recovery may have boosted interest in sponsorship, as Japan was still reeling from a deadly 2011 earthquake and tsunami when Tokyo won the bid in 2013. Sakamaki said the organizing committee started receiving sponsorship inquiries as soon as it was established in 2014, before the official start of sponsorship contracts in 2015. There is so much interest that the IOC is allowing Tokyo to have multiple sponsors in some categories, instead of the usual one, including in aviation, newspaper publishing, electronics and banking. TOTO officials won't say how much they are contributing, but media reports say companies in its sponsorship category give between 6 billion and 15 billion yen ($53 million to $133.5 million). Tokyo 2020 wouldn't comment on those reports. 'We believe our presence as part of an all-Japan effort toward a successful Olympics will enhance our favorable brand image,' said Mariko Shibasaki, the company's senior planner for sports communication. Thanks in part to robust sponsorship revenue, the organizing committee has increased its contribution to the cost of the games from 500 billion to 600 billion yen ($5.3 billion). The sponsorship revenue makes up half of the income in the privately-run organizing committee's operating budget. Other revenue comes from the International Olympic Committee, marketing and ticket sales. The overall cost of the Tokyo Olympics is estimated at 1.4 trillion yen (12.4 billion) with the Tokyo government shouldering 600 billion yen ($5.3 billion) and the remaining 200 billion yen (1.8 billion) paid by the national government and local governments hosting events. ___ em>Yamaguchi reported from Tokyo. Associated Press writer Stephen Wade in Rio de Janeiro contributed to this story. /em> .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 12th, 2017

James Reid nag-APOLOGIZE sa nangyaring DUMUGAN sa Manila Int’l Book Fair – Manila Video

James Reid nag-APOLOGIZE sa nangyaring DUMUGAN sa Manila Int’l Book Fair – Manila Video.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 17th, 2017