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AOC AGON to be a Promotional Partner for Asia Pacific Release of ‘Assassin’s Creed’ The Movie

Location, XXMonth 2016 – AOC, a global leader in display technology, is partnering up with the much anticipated “Assassin’s Creed” The Movie in various Asia Pacific countries. The partnership will include an interactive social media campaign to be held throughout the region with prizes to be won. Global entertainment industry powerhouse Twentieth Century Fox (FOX) will be distributing the movie......»»

Category: newsSource: tempo tempoJan 18th, 2017

Trailer of game-to-movie ‘Assassin’s Creed’ out now

Trailer of game-to-movie ‘Assassin’s Creed’ out now.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 21st, 2016

Russia willing to help Philippines fight drug menace

MANILA, Philippines - Russia considers the Philippines an important and promising partner in the Asia-Pacific region and is willing to help fight the illegal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 4th, 2016

Phl hosts first ocean tidal power plant in SE Asia

MANILA, Philippines - H& WB Asia Pacific (Pte. Ltd.) Corp......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

GOV LAUDS PANGLAO BAY PREMIERE FLAGSHIP TEZ PROJECT

Gov. Edgar Chatto thanked the Alturas Group of Companies,  Asia Pacific Projects, Incorporated  and Tourism Infrastructure Economic Zone Authority (TIEZA) for starting with the right foot forward in the presentation of the Panglao Bay Premier Flagship Tourism Enterprise Zone Development Plan at South Palms Resort in Panglao on Wednesday. This is what government expects from [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

U.S. commander warns of more ISIS attacks in Asia-Pacific

U.S. commander warns of more ISIS attacks in Asia-Pacific.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Chile amateur goes from no big victories to Masters

DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer   HONOLULU (AP) — Toto Gana hit what he described as the 'best shot I've hit in my whole life,' a wedge to 3 feet for a birdie to win the Latin America Amateur Championship and earn a trip to the Masters in April. His best shot produced his biggest trophy. Asked what his greatest achievement in golf was before his victory in Panama, the 19-year-old from Chile said: 'I didn't have any achievements, to be honest. I had won a couple of tournaments at home when I was really, really young.' The Latin America Amateur completed its third year, a stroke-play tournament created by Augusta National, the USGA and the Royal & Ancient to spur growth in that part of the world. It follows the successful launch of the Asia Pacific Amateur. The Asia Pacific Amateur is producing a higher pedigree of champions — Hideki Matsuyama won twice, and the winner last year was Curtis Luck, the reigning U.S. Amateur champion. The last two Latin America winners were surprises — Gana and 16-year-old Paul Chaplet of Costa Rica last year. The other winner was Matias Dominguez of Chile, who was a junior at Texas Tech. Gana said the only hard part about his victory was beating Joaquin Niemann of Chile, one of his best friends who won the Junior World in 2015 at Torrey Pines. 'I really never thought I could win this tournament because all the other players have won many other tournaments, very big tournaments,' Gana said in a conference call after his victory Sunday. 'What I did was keep a cool head. When I saw that I had a chance to win, I believed in myself that I could do. And I gave it my all.' Chile will have a player represented at Augusta National for the second time in three years. The only other Chilean player at the Masters was Enrique Orellana, who missed the cut in 1964. Gana has flair, and he showed how much passion he has for golf when explaining how he got started. 'When I was a little boy, 8 years old, my stepfather taught me to play golf on the practice range,' he said. 'When I shot a really nice shot, I never quit.' Gana will be enrolling at Lynn University in Florida. ___ BLOOMING START: Justin Rose played the Sony Open as part of the new 'strength of field' regulation on the PGA Tour that requires players who played fewer than 25 events last year to add a tournament they had not played in four years. Rose was so excited about this year that he might have started earlier if he would have been eligible. He failed to win a PGA Tour event for the first time since 2009. But in a year slowed by injury, Rose geared himself for golf's return to the Olympics and won the gold medal in Rio. That was worth an exemption into the four majors (Rose already is eligible for them), but the PGA Tour did not offer a spot in SBS Tournament of Champions. 'I didn't inquire,' Rose said about Kapalua. 'But in my mind, I was surprised that it didn't count in a way, just because, why wouldn't it? It's a one-off thing.' He thought maybe the tour would only give a spot to Kapalua if the gold medalist was already a PGA Tour member, much like it treated the HSBC Champions early on in its World Golf Championships history. Rose chuckled, however, when he realized his history in Hawaii. 'It's funny enough, I don't have the right to say I should have been at Kapalua,' he said. 'Because I've won six years in a row and I've only been once.' A birdie on the final hole at the Sony Open gave him second place alone, which was worth $648,000. ___ PLAYING TO HIS STRENGTH: Jason Dufner is the defending champion at the CareerBuilder Challenger, where he won last year for the first time since the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill. What changed? Very little. He attributed the drought to a neck and shoulder injury that he suffered at the 2014 Masters. Dufner tried to play through it all year until he was forced to pull out of his title defense in the PGA Championship at Valhalla, which kept him off the Ryder Cup team. Playing with the injury led to bad habits with his swing, which led to bad shots, too many memories of bad shots and eventually shattered confidence. 'People don't realize, once you start playing, you have to redo everything,' Dufner said. 'You see it with a lot of guys coming back. It takes them 6, 8, 12 months. I spent 2015 trying to get back to where I was.' Where he wants to be is one of the top ball-strikers in the game. As for putting? He manages. Dufner has finished no higher than No. 143 in the key putting statistic over the last four years, and while he has to pay attention to his setup, it's not as though he's going to abandon what got him here (his swing) to pour everything into becoming Jordan Spieth. 'I've been putting bad for 17 years,' he said. 'It's tough to change. I can hit it good enough to make up for it. I'll wait for my weeks where I putt good and try to win.' ___ THE RACE TO MEXICO: Mackenzie Hughes won the RSM Classic, and his first thought was going to the Masters. Now that it's beginning to sink, the Canadian rookie has reason to consider other tournaments that were not on his schedule at the start of the season. First up is the World Golf Championship in Mexico. The top 10 in the FedEx Cup standings through the Honda Classic are eligible for the Mexico Championship, and there are only six tournaments between now and then. That's also true for Pat Perez, who tied for third at Kapalua and is No. 3 in the FedEx Cup. Rod Pampling is at No. 6. The other World Golf Championships event in March is based off the world ranking, so those three players have much more to do for them to get into the top 64. One player who might have secured his spot was Kevin Kisner, who shot 60 in the third round of the Sony Open and wound up in a tie for fourth. That took Kisner from No. 51 to No. 41, making it difficult to fall that far in two months. ___ DIVOTS: Justin Thomas moving to No. 8 in the world means that six of the top 10 players are under 30. ... The Golf Writers Association of America has voted former PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem for the William D. Richardson Award for outstanding contributions to golf. For the GWAA's award for press cooperation, it was a tie between Ben Crenshaw and Stewart Cink. They will be honored at the GWAA annual awards dinner on April 5 in Augusta. ... The three courses used for the CareerBuilder Challenge — PGA West Stadium Course, PGA West Nicklaus and La Quinta — ranked among the top 10 in easiest courses on the PGA Tour last year. ... The fourth Latin America Amateur Championship will be played at Prince of Wales Country Club next year in Santiago, Chile. ... The European Tour now has eight events in its Rolex Series with China-based HNA Group signing a five-year deal to be title sponsor of the French Open. That will raise the purse to $7 million in line with other Rolex Series events. ___ STAT OF THE WEEK: Justin Thomas hit 34 drives that went at least 330 yards during his two weeks in Hawaii — 20 on the Plantation Course at Kapalua, 14 at Waialae Country Club. ___ FINAL WORD: 'If there's no defense, then you ought to be able to make birdies. If there's wind, you ought to be struggling.' — Kevin Kisner. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

Asia-Pacific cruise Superstar Virgo makes Manila its home port

Asia-Pacific cruise Superstar Virgo makes Manila its home port.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

Asia-Pacific cruise Superstar Virgo makes Manila its home port - Rappler

Asia-Pacific cruise Superstar Virgo makes Manila its home port - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

China: Reject Cold War mentality; seek partners, not allies

MANILA, Philippines — China this week called for a rejection of a "Cold War" mentality in the Asia Pacific region, saying nations should pursue partnerships.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Win-win or zero-sum gamesmanship will define the Asia-Pacific

Win-win or zero-sum gamesmanship will define the Asia-Pacific.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 6th, 2017

Nation: Russia: 'We need new partners in Asia Pacific, including PHL'

RUSSIA's ambassador to the Philippines on Wednesday took the occasion of this week's Manila visit by two of his country's warships to affirm ties with the Philippines as among Russia's "new partners in the Asia-Pacific region....".....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017

‘Assassin’s Creed’ in cinemas today

‘Assassin’s Creed’ in cinemas today.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2017

De Minaur, Whittington get wild cards for Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Open organizers have given 17-year-old Alex De Minaur and Andrew Whittington wild-card entries to the season's first grand slam tournament. De Minaur, a Wimbledon junior finalist last year, beat top-seeded Mikhail Kukushkin in the qualifying tournament for the Brisbane International, where he is set to make his ATP main draw debut this week. Whittington, 23, achieved a career-high ranking of No. 170 last November after winning six ITF titles and reaching semifinals at two ATP Challenger events. Other wild cards already granted for the Australian Open men's main draw include Denis Istomin, the Asia-Pacific Wildcard playoff winner from Uzbekistan, and Quentin Halys of France and Michael Mmoh of the United States, who were given reciprocal wildcards for the French Open and the U.S. Open.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2017

Phl mobile internet speed fastest in Asia in Q3

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines had the fastest average mobile internet speed in Asia Pacific in the third quarter, according to the latest report of c.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2016

‘Assassin’s Creed’ Showing In Theaters On January 4, 2017

Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson lead the cast for "Assassin's Creed" set to hit Philippine theaters on January 4, 2017......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 20th, 2016

Beauties call on Pres. Du30

MANILA, Philippines – 2016 Miss Asia Pacific International winners paid a courtesy call on Pres. DU30 in Davao City where he hosted a dinner......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 19th, 2016

Companies in Asia Pacific compete for talent by dangling bigger pay raise

LOCAL FIRMS are looking at a higher bigger raise in the coming year, as competition in hiring continues to tighten while multinationals take more caution in Asia and the Pacific, according to Mercer......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 13th, 2016

ADB sees Philippines still outdoing comparable major Asian economies

THE PHILIPPINES will continue to outdo most of its Asia-Pacific counterparts this year and next as a strong infrastructure push adds to “robust domestic demand” that has long been a driver of economic growth, according to an Asian Development .....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 13th, 2016

Finance: Stable outlook for PHL banking system

DESPITE A NEGATIVE outlook for Asia-Pacific banks due to challenging operating conditions in the region that continue to dampen asset qualities, the Philippine banking system remains generally stable, according to a global debt watcher......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 13th, 2016

Duterte admits: Not sick at APEC, I avoided Obama

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday evening admitted he purposely skipped the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' gala an.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 13th, 2016