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Bacolod hosts International Bat conference

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Aug. 10 (PIA6) -- The Southeast Asian Bat Conservation Research Union (SEABCRU), a network organized to promote the conservation of Southeast Asia's diverse but threatened bats, rec.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsAug 11th, 2018

CDO hosts November 10 DevCon Summit

Cagayan de Oro is hosting the biggest developer conference in the Philippines on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Capitol University. Expected to attend are over 600 software developers and information technology professionals and hobbyists from Cagayan de Oro and adjacent areas, the second edition of DevCon Summit features a myriad of events in a day including talks from both local and international personalities, fun and exciting games......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Ateneo de Manila University hosts ‘The 4th Malaga Conference’ June 5-7

This is a press release from the Ateneo de Manila University The Ateneo de Manila University School of Law is hosting the 4th Malaga Conference, entitled: “The 4th International Scientific Congress on Private Law of the Philippines and Spain: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Emerging Issues,” from June 5 to 7, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

UAAP junior players feel important following move to have them play under international conditions as well

We feel important. That’s the unanimous sentiment expressed by the UAAP high school volleyball team captains and players as a result of the collaboration among the UAAP board, this year’s host Far Eastern University, sub-host National University and Sports Vision to have the junior teams play this year at the same high-standard venue as their senior counterparts. “Blessed at thankful po ako na bago kami gumradweyt ng mga ka-batch ko sa UAAP ay nakapaglaro kami sa magandang court at venue,” said Far Eastern University girls team captain Mary Martha Louise Mora. “Para kaming napakaimportanteng players ngayon kahit high school pa lang kami.” Previously relegated to competing in school gyms, the junior squads in UAAP 80 have begun playing where their seniors have done over the years -- on aTaraflex-surfaced court and in an air-conditioned venue to the immense delight of the participants’ parents. Far Eastern University girls coach Rei Diaz cited the security and health factors of the new playing conditions while a parent of a very promising setter from University of Santo Tomas talked of the players’ families now enjoying the games in the comfort of an air-conditioned venue. Following UAAP 80 host FEU’s designation of NU to stage the league’s competitions in high school volleyball, Sports Vision has volunteered its organizational skills to NU to run the junior tournaments in both divisions. Sports Vision, the same outfit which organized the hugely successful series of V Leagues, has been inserting the junior games into its Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference’s Monday and Saturday programs every week at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.  “That’s a masterful stroke,” said Jude Mangulabnan, father of UST setter Maji Mangulabnan, of the junior games being held between PVL matches. “Not only do parents and families of the players watch the games now without sweating; they also see their children being exposed to the PVL’s high level of collegiate competition. Seeing how their seniors, their idols play will, I’m sure, further motivate these boys and girls to play their best every game.” Coach Diaz, who mentors the FEU Tamaraws as well, said that having the juniors play in a big venue also addresses the security factor during games. “Previously when we were playing only in school gyms, the players were always thinking of the things they left behind in the locker rooms. Nagsa-suffer tuloy ang kanilang konsentrasyon sa laro.” The best thing, though, he added, is that a Taraflex-covered court minimizes the risk of players getting injured. “Makapit sa sapatos ang Taraflex, hindi ka basta madudulas. Saka ina-absorb nito ang impact ng pag-landing ng player mula sa pagtalon, napoprotektahan ang tuhod.”    strong>What the others say /strong> Here’s what they further say of the UAAP move to have the juniors enjoy the same venue as their seniors. Kaycee Galdona, UE girls team captain: “Advantage po na maglaro sa ganitong klaseng court, nakaka-inspire sa aming mga players. Pero para sa akin, kahit sa anong klaseng court ka maglaro ang mahalaga ay ibigay ang best mo sa bawat laro.” Lorenz Senoron, UST boys team captain and last season’s Best Opposite Hitter: “Great opportunity po na maglaro sa ganitong kagandang venue. Mas maraming tao ang maeengganyong sumuporta sa junior volleyball dahil air-conditioned ang paglalaruan, hindi mainit at hindi sila magpapawis.” Kenneth Cawaling, 15, a rookie also of UST from Sultan Kudarat: “Nakakatuwa po na sa unang laro ko sa Manila para sa UST, colorful ang court at may latag na goma. Wow!” Clark Fernandez, FEU boys team captain from Bacolod City: “Ito ang dream namin, ang makapaglaro sa court na may Taraflex. Nakaka-excite na maglaro sa ganitong klase ng court. Sobrang lawak, nakakapanibago. Lerma Giron, new head coach of the UE girls: “Ito ang magandang pag-a-uprade sa UAAP junior volleyball. It certainly boosts the players’ confidence to be playing on a court up to international standards. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 26th, 2017

Government open to tapping nuclear power

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is reviving its nuclear power program as it hosts a three-day international nuclear energy conference aimed to help the.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 30th, 2016

Bohol Hosts International Conferences in 2016

By: Jerome Auza Bohol will be in the international limelight this year because it will be hosting two technology conferences later this month and another one in October. On August 25-26, the tech startup, technology and design conference called Geeks on a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsAug 13th, 2016

‘Table tennis needs gov’t support’

BACOLOD City – A top official of a sports organization in the country said that table tennis needs government support as they continue to scout athletes who could represent the country in international tournaments as well as the Olympics. Ting Ledesma, Philippine Table Tennis Federation Inc (PTTFI) president said that there are lots of potential […] The post ‘Table tennis needs gov’t support’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Re-electionist senators bask on performance

BACOLOD City – Senators Sonny Angara and JV Ejercito said they hope to get re-elected in spite of formidable contenders in the 2019 senatorial race. “We may not be popular but we have performed and delivered,” both said in a press conference here on December 8, 2018 with Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri at Stonehill Suites owned […] The post Re-electionist senators bask on performance appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

IOC eases off support for electronic gaming as Olympic event

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has slowed its support for recognizing electronic gaming as a sport. After an Olympic leaders' meeting on Saturday, the IOC says "discussion about the inclusion of esports/egames as a medal event on the Olympic program is premature." Enthusiasm has seemed to dim since the IOC hosted a July conference with esports organizers and players. Sports bodies are now advised to "continue to engage with this (gaming) community, whilst at the same time acknowledging that uncertainties remain." The IOC rules out cooperation with violent games, and suggests virtual and augmented reality could become more popular with young people. "Commercially driven" gaming was also compared unfavorably with "values-based" sports. The IOC says governing bodies will continue meeting gaming industry officials "to explore jointly collaborative projects.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Pontevedra teams pocket DFL titles

THE futsal program of Pontevedra, Capiz is undeniably developing its grassroots in the province. This, after two teams from the town clashed in the finals of the Dynamic Football League (DFL) Futsal 3rd Conference at the Panaad covered court in Bacolod City on Dec. 3, 2018. Pontevedra Team A survived Pontevedra Team B, 4-3, during […] The post Pontevedra teams pocket DFL titles appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Pope is endorsing Duterte drug drive?

IT IS amazing how a message of Pope Francis to an international conference on the global narcotics problem has been misinterpreted in Manila as an endorsement of the bloody anti-drug campaign of the Duterte administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Convergence to protect Cordillera Rice Terraces

A conference on the conservation and rehabilitation of Cordillera rice terraces organized by the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) was held last November 20 to 22 at the Banaue Hotel, Banaue, Ifugao province. The conference intended to solicit commitments and support from the local and international communities in the conservation of the rice terraces in the Cordillera for food security......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Key terms and issues at 2018 COP 24 climate summit

KATOWICE, Poland --- Negotiators are gathering in Katowice, Poland, for the annual U.N. climate summit, known informally as COP 24. It is the most important international meeting for countries to discuss and coordinate the fight against global warming. Here is a look at some of the key issues and terms that will come up at the event, which starts Sunday and ends on Dec. 14: COP The acronym stands for Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. Held for the first time in 1995, the COP also acts at the meeting of parties to the 1992 Kyoto Protocol that first committed countries to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the 2015 Paris Agreemen...Keep on reading: Key terms and issues at 2018 COP 24 climate summit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

Forum pushes for cooperation for sustainable future of seas of East Asia

MINISTERS and senior government officials from 11 countries in the East Asian Seas region arrived at the 2018 East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress to attend the closing ceremony of the international conference, hearing the final conclusions and recommendations delivered during the various sessions of the 3-day event. A key highlight was the signing of the […] The post Forum pushes for cooperation for sustainable future of seas of East Asia appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

China scientist defends gene-editing babies but pauses trial

HONG KONG, China – The Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies defended the highly controversial procedure Wednesday, November 28, but announced a halt to the trial following an international outcry. He Jiankui told a packed Hong Kong biomedical conference he was "proud" to have successfully ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

SP okays requirements for P1.7-billion loan

BACOLOD City – The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod has approved during the regular session this week the three requirements needed for the P1.7-billion loan from the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP). Councilor Caesar Distrito, chairman of the committee on appropriations and finance, said not one stakeholder who attended a committee conference objected to […] The post SP okays requirements for P1.7-billion loan appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

PH gov’t corners P35.1 billion worth of pledges for Marawi rehab

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Nov) – The Philippine government has cornered a total of P35.1 billion in pledges from various international development partners for the Bangon Marawi Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Program (BMCRRP), Finance secretary Carlos G. Dominguez announced. The finance chief told a press conference Wednesday that of this amount, at least P32.7 billion […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

International gab to discuss solutions for healthy oceans, people and economies

SOME 1,000 local and international delegates attended the 2018 East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress, a triennial event widely recognized as a platform for dialogue, knowledge-exchange, strategic action, partnership building and cooperation in support of the region’s common vision of sustainable development of the Seas of East Asia. The theme for this year’s conference is “25 […] The post International gab to discuss solutions for healthy oceans, people and economies appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Masungi Georeserve wins international environmental award for innovative ‘geotourism’

The famed Masungi Georeserve has won the 2018 Pathfinder Award Special Commendation, a special environmental conservation award presented by various international groups. The sprawling 430-hectare conservation area was selected by the United National Development Programme, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, World Commission on Protected Areas and WildArk at the recent 14th Conference of Parties to the UN […] The post Masungi Georeserve wins international environmental award for innovative ‘geotourism’ appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Papua New Guinea police, soldiers storm parliament over unpaid APEC bonuses

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea--- Papua New Guinea police and soldiers stormed the country's parliament Tuesday, assaulting staff, smashing windows and demanding unpaid APEC bonuses just days after the international summit wrapped up, police and witnesses said. The impoverished Pacific nation had rolled out the red carpet for visiting world leaders during the two-day conference and bought 40 Maseratis to ferry the dignitaries around. The officers headed to parliament in the capital Port Moresby to express their dissatisfaction following a meeting with the police commissioner and the police minister over the allowances, PNG MP Bryan Kramer said in a video posted on Facebook. ...Keep on reading: Papua New Guinea police, soldiers storm parliament over unpaid APEC bonuses.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Portugal qualifies for finals, Italy earn positives in draw

By Daniella Matar, Associated Press MILAN (AP) — No Cristiano Ronaldo, no problem. Portugal drew with Italy 0-0 on Saturday to pick up the point it needed to qualify for the UEFA Nations League finals and confirm it as host of the first Final Four in June. Ronaldo is taking a break from the national team and wasn't present at San Siro, just as he wasn't in Portugal's first two Nations League matches — both of which they won. "There's a lot of satisfaction at having reached the final phase," Portugal coach Fernando Santos said. "It was a difficult match, much more than we thought it would be. When we had the ball it was difficult to build and that was merit to Italy and demerit to us. Italy had a great game." Poland has already been assured of finishing last in Group A3 and will be relegated to League B, and Italy will finish second. However, a year after Italian football's darkest moment, there are positive signs for the Azzurri. Italy dominated and had the better of the chances in front of a packed crowd in Milan but ended with a sixth successive home draw. The Azzurri have also scored only twice in four matches in the competition — but only conceded as many. "I don't think there's so many problems up front, it's a question of five centimeters here, 10 there," Italy coach Roberto Mancini said. The Azzurri almost took the lead as early as the fifth minute. Lorenzo Insigne unleashed a scorcher from distance which Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio did well to bat away, and Ciro Immobile fired the rebound over from point-blank range. There was a lot of good interplay from the hosts with crisp, efficient passing in the best performance seen by an Italy side in a long time. It was a far cry from Italy's last match at San Siro, when it drew with Sweden 0-0 last November and failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades. "Little by little we'll manage to sort out the attack, too," Mancini said. "Having so much possession in their half is something very significant. We're a step further ahead than we thought we'd be. We have to resolve this small problem (of scoring) but we will." The fans are also starting to fall back in love with the Azzurri, with 73,000 spectators at San Siro. LEAGUE B Sweden kept alive its hopes of promotion with a 1-0 victory at Turkey, which was relegated to League C. Andreas Granqvist netted the only goal with a second-half penalty after Okay Yokuslu brought down Marcus Berg. Sweden will be promoted on Tuesday if it beats Russia, which leads Group B2. LEAGUE C Scotland will win Group C1 if it beats Israel on Tuesday following a 4-0 victory over 10-man Albania in Tirana. Ryan Fraser scored his first international goal shortly before Albania captain Mergim Mavraj was sent off. Steven Fletcher doubled Scotland's tally from the penalty spot, and James Forrest netted a second-half double. Serbia beat Montenegro 2-1 despite Aleksandar Mitrovic missing a penalty and will win Group C4 if it beats Lithuania on Tuesday. Mitrovic scored Serbia's second, two minutes after Adem Ljajic opened the scoring, before chipping over from the spot. Lithuania lost 3-0 at Romania, which will go up if it beats Montenegro and Serbia fails to win. LEAGUE D Kosovo beat Malta 5-0 and Azerbaijan beat the Faroe Islands 2-0. The teams set up a winner-takes-all clash when they meet on Tuesday in Group D3, although a draw would be enough for Kosovo. The Nations League also offers a second chance to qualify for the European Championship in 2020. The 16 group winners in Leagues A, B, C and D — or the next best-placed teams who have not already qualified via the European qualifiers starting in March — will progress to the playoffs to compete for the last four qualifying places......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018