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Dance production showcases the effects of technology

Dance production showcases the effects of technology.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: thestandard thestandardDec 5th, 2018

Byton unveils K-Byte self-driving electric car

Califonia-based Chinese startup electric car company Byton has unveiled its second vehicle at CES Asia 2018 in Shanghai using a sedan body after unveiling its first car in CES 2018. Called the K-Byte, it showcases more of the company’s upcoming technology to be put into its future production cars worthy to rival the electric car [...] The post Byton unveils K-Byte self-driving electric car appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

500 Tarlac farmers benefit from School-on-the-Air on goat production

TARLAC CITY, Dec.11 (PIA) -- About 500 farmers in Tarlac currently benefit from the "SaGOAT Kita! Swak na Pamamaraan sa Paghahayupan!" a School-on-the-Air on Goat Production Technology of Agricultu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

500 Tarlac farmers benefit from School-on-the-Air on goat production

TARLAC CITY, Dec.11 (PIA) -- About 500 farmers in Tarlac currently benefit from the "SaGOAT Kita! Swak na Pamamaraan sa Paghahayupan!" a School-on-the-Air on Goat Production Technology of Agricultu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Fish farming pushed as import alternative

  DAGUPAN CITY --- Instead of importing "galunggong" (round scad), the country should boost fish farming, given that it can generate fish all year round, a former director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said.   Malcolm Sarmiento said China might have the technology, but its production time was only one-half year, while the Philippines could continue generating fish for the whole year because of the climate.   "The Philippines is one of the countries with great potential for fish farming. We don't have the four seasons, like China," Sarmiento said.   Untapped   Sarmiento was conferred an award on Thursday at the Nat...Keep on reading: Fish farming pushed as import alternative.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

Philippines, Papua New Guinea ink deal on agriculture cooperation

MANILA, Philippines – The governments of the Philippines and Papua New Guinea signed a deal on agriculture cooperation on Friday afternoon, November 16 at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, during President Rodrigo Duterte's visit. The memorandum of agreement will formalize cooperation on rice production reasearch and development, and in rice farming technology between ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

DIARIES FROM THE FIELD | Where agricultural machines are farmers’ best friend

There is a wide gap of farming technology between Philippines and Japan but there is always hope that soon farmers here can use appropriate technology to increase production to feed the growing population......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

CEZA to host $1-billion high speed train facility, training hub

Chinese firms Eminova Asset Management Ltd. and Hunan Goke Maglev Technology Development Ltd. are setting up a $1-billion training and production center for Maglev trains in Sta. Ana, Cagayan, the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

DA beefs up technology for onion production

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is strengthening technological advancement for local onion production to help boost the national requirement for the commodity......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

NBA Asia Managing Director Levy: We don t take the Pinoy fanbase lightly

The Philippines is unique, among the countries Scott Levy, NBA Asia Managing Director, handles. Tasked to oversee the development and expansion of the NBA's strategic initiatives in Asia (with the exception of Greater China and India), the Philippines is a different situation for Levy, compared to say, Thailand, or Malaysia. Unlike other countries in the region, basketball is well-engrained in the local Philippine culture, as is the NBA. In that regard, the job is easy. But diehard fans, and this country is full of diehard NBA fans, want different things, and want much more of it. And Levy and the rest of the NBA Asia office know it's important to keep them happy. Speaking to reporters as part of a roundtable Q&A session, Levy admitted that satisfying Philippine demand continues to be the biggest challenge. Citing the league's local TV partners, which include ABS-CBN, Solar, and FOX, as well as the implementation of League Pass via mobile companies Smart and Globe, Levy said, "We want to make sure that there are enough games, and that there are enough outlets [to get those games], that people can continue to interact and really get to know [the NBA] beyond maybe what the scores are. "We want to bring more players here, bring the real experiences. So we bring NBA players during the year, we bring NBA legends (the league directly brings around 3-4 players and legends to the country each year), we have dance teams, we have mascots [so that] people can get very close to the game." This differs very much from other countries in Asia. Whereas in other countries, NBA Asia devotes resources to growing the game, often teaming up with local governments' sports ministries, there's no need to teach the basics here. "That just means we take a higher level approach to coaching and make sure that there's another step that they may [take]," said Levy, who cited the example of bringing in Fil-Am coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat into the Philippines to help impart higher-level coaching techniques. Because the country is further down the line in terms of hoops techniques, the league's Jr. NBA program which is presented in the Philippines by Alaska, has played a huge role in recent years. "Nearly two million kids have come through the program...to improve their skill level. Many of our players have moved on to play in the UAAP, in the NCAA. Some are now in the PBA. So we want to contribute to the existing strength of the basketball community here," Levy said. It hasn't always been smooth sailing though. Recently, ventures like the NBA Cafe and the NBA Stores in the Philippines saw their licenses expire and close. For Levy though, it's similar to the familiar "shoot your shot" maxim in hoops. "We're willing to try things and if they're successful, great, we'll continue them," he said. "But if we think there are better ways to engage, we'll do that." Levy added that while the physical stores may be gone, fans can still purchase NBA merch through NBAStore.com, and other places like Nike, Toby's and Titan. Levy also applauded how knowledgable local fans are with regards to players and teams. While it's often thought that a large chunk of Pinoy fans are Lakers fans, Levy said that when you look at the data, it's winning teams that are able to capture the attention of Filipinos, with the obvious exception of teams in areas with large Filipino communities, such as San Francisco and the Golden State Warriors. "For me, here in the Philippines, we don't have to do much more than just make sure the players and the teams are exposed, because Filipino fans understand great play, and they understand great players. And when teams win, or players do amazing things, they become popular here," he said.   Looking ahead to the future, Levy believes that mobile will still be the way to go, though with a caveat. "As the streaming speeds continue to improve...then we'll be able to deliver more content," Levy said. "We'll continue to adjust the delivery of our product as the speeds improve." He added that the league wants to look into more basketball mobile games, even locally or regionally developed ones, to help educate fans on players and give them more ways to interact. To sum it up, Levy once again reiterated that the Philippines is "incredibly important," to the Association. "It probably is the market with the highest fan affinity for basketball, and that's daunting. To satisfy everybody, that's a full-time job. "We don't take the fanbase here lightly. We are focused on making sure that everybody is happy with what they have available and we're listening for the things that we need to do better."   Without a doubt, that's music to the Philippine fans' ears. SIX SHOTS Here are six other topics Levy touched on during the interview: 1. On the Philippines hosting another NBA Global Games "The challenge with [the Global Games] is always, there's 15,000 people in that building, and there's a hundred million Filipinos that we're trying to engage around the NBA. So while the games are great, we are really spending our time figuring out how we can engage a hundred million Filipinos. "But it's always in consideration and hopefully at some point in the future, we'll be able to bring the game back here again." 2. On the impact of a full-Pinoy player making it in the NBA "That question has always perplexed me, because the fanbase here is so strong already. I mean clearly Jordan Clarkson is very popular here, but he's not the most popular NBA player [in the Philippines]. So would a Filipino player be the most popular player? If he was the best player in the NBA, he'd probably be the most popular player, but if he's not, I think Filipinos will follow that player, and will continue to follow the best players in the NBA because that's the expectation here in the Philippines - 'I'm looking for the best players and the best teams and that's who I want to follow.' "But [by] the number of people who are playing in this country, I think it's just a matter of time before we have multiple local Filipinos playing in the NBA. It's definitely going to happen. The game is getting better, the coaches are getting better, the level of talent in the PBA continues to go up, and there are more Filipino players coming to the US and playing in university [NCAA] so it's definitely going to happen." 3. On the passing of FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann "I personally knew Patrick and there was nobody that spent more time and energy and basically dedicated their life to the sport of basketball and had such a great impact on the sport of basketball around the world. It’s a tragic loss. Personally, I will miss Patrick and he worked very closely with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum. They had just seen him in a FIBA conference in Xi’an, China a few days before and typically with Patrick he was off in Argentina in another basketball event. I mean, he just, he was tireless in his efforts and he had tremendous success and it’s a tremendous loss to the entire basketball community." 4. On the NBA expanding the game towards female fans in the Philippines. "[For the Jr. NBA PH program] our goal is always 50-50, boys-girls. We haven’t yet achieved that here in the Philippines but again, working closely with the schools, working with Alaska, working with SM...the percentage continues to increase. I'm not exactly sure what the [numbers are] last year, but it's still too low. "I think that’s why it’s a little bit of frustrating here. In countries like Thailand and Indonesia, where, well Thailand has more than 50 percent girls, and in Vietnam and Indonesia it’s over 40 percent right now. So, again, our goal is 50-50. This sport is gender neutral, we bring WNBA players into market, we’ve done that many times already and now we’re going into schools to really try to encourage young girls to play the game." 5. On giving tips to local leagues to become more successful "We’re not here to dictate how a league should be run. What we’re trying to do is understand where we can be helpful, if they’re looking for assistance in building an arena, we’re happy to help with that. If they’re looking [at] how to enhance ticket sales, how to expand the live in-arena experience. Whatever it is that they may ask for our assistance, we are here to help. We support local basketball in every way we can but we’re not being prescriptive in saying this is how you should run a league in the Philippines. There’s way more knowledge on the ground here in the country than we have about what’s successful here." 6. On sports stars from other leagues interacting with NBA players "Our players are incredible. They are global icons, they’re incredible on social media which continues to grow their fanbase….because our players are active on social and they’re interested, personally interested in fashion and technology and gaming, and music and they have relationships with Jay-Z and with Usher, with every other top performer and other athletes are also interested because they’re fans. So when we do an event in London, we get calls from players on Chelsea, and on Tottenham and on Liverpool and on Man U and say “Hey, we wanna come to the game because we wanna see these athletes play. "So, anytime there is an athlete that is a fan of the NBA we will look to engage them. We work with all other sports leagues and we’re also fans. Our players are fans. There’s an opportunity to go to Camp Nou in Barcelona, our players want to be there. So, this is more driven by the players, their personal interests in other sports and other athletes and luckily our athletes are generally pretty popular around the world, and we’ll encourage that engagement and facilitate some particularly social media moments where Neymar comes into the locker room and exchanges a jersey with Steph Curry. We had Ronaldinho wearing a Carmelo Anthony jersey, dribbling a basketball on his head. All these moments are really special for the crossover fans from one sport to another. But it’s really driven by our players’ personal interest or other athletes’ personal interest in basketball.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Broadway Barkada soars with ‘Lumipad’ dance showcase

    NEW YORK --- Filipino American performing arts group Broadway Barkada is producing an evening of dance pieces titled "Lumipad: A Pinoy Night of Dance."   The program consists of modern, lyrical, jazz, cultural and many other styles.   "This is our sixth production of our Take Flight Initiative," says Liz Casasola, one of the group's three cofounders.   "The initiative is about 'spreading your wings' as an artist and sharing one's own vision. Broadway Barkada aims to give these artists a platform to do just that.   "In believing in your unique story to tell, the first step---taking that risk---can be the hardest. Broadway...Keep on reading: Broadway Barkada soars with ‘Lumipad’ dance showcase.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Powering customer engagement with analytics

Trends & Verint – Engage 18: On the Road Manila held The profound effects of technology on various industries have led to both the rise and fall of business titans all over the world. Consumers across the globe are becoming more accustomed to seamless customer experience effected by today’s real-world digital transformations. No longer is […] The post Powering customer engagement with analytics appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Japanese fashion brand’s futuristic fabric wows at Paris Fashion Week

  Japanese fashion brand Anrealage played with light in the Spring-Summer 2019 "Clear" collection, held at the Palais des Beaux-Arts during Paris Fashion Week.   The show began with scaled garments in shades of black, with futuristic handmade details that showed the delicate thought process behind each design.   The material is called Clear Black Photochromic, which is visibly black in the sunlight but gradually loses color under fluorescent lighting; it shifts toward gray and eventually becomes transparent, showing the inner wear and skin. Having over 5,000 parts per outfit, it showcases mechanical technology in this modern innovation.   ...Keep on reading: Japanese fashion brand’s futuristic fabric wows at Paris Fashion Week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Antique farmers complete hybrid rice production course 

By: Vicente W. Villavert SAN JOSE, Antique – Some 1,002 young and old farmers from various municipalities of the province recently graduated from the School-on-the Air (SOA) on Hybrid Rice Production Technology using Rice Crop Manager recommendation. Antique Gov. Rhodora J. Cadiao lauded the farmers as she emphasized the importance of agriculture as an engine of […] The post Antique farmers complete hybrid rice production course  appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

‘Iconic’ dance pieces to be staged by Ballet Manila

Ballet Manila will open its 23rd season, "Tour de Force," with two weekends of award-winning contemporary ballets, legacy pieces and choreographic miniatures in a unique back-to-back series---"Iconic 1.0" and "Iconic 2.0." Artistic director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde said the new season would kick off preparations for BM's silver anniversary in 2020. Since 1995, Ballet Manila (BM) has built a repertoire of 200 classical and contemporary works. It has also been commissioning new works. Elizalde said BM was beginning its three-year anniversary countdown "by bringing together our past, present and future into one spectacular production---a well-curated program performed by our current r...Keep on reading: ‘Iconic’ dance pieces to be staged by Ballet Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

Kit detects shrimp early mortality

A technology that detects early mortality syndrome (EMS) in shrimp can help farmers raise production of the high-value commodity. The loop mediated as a thermal amplification (LAMP) branded as JAMP Alert kit works under one temperature condition and generates results in only an hour. It is affordable, easy to use and reliable in detecting EMS. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Carrageenan ups mungbean production

An increase of 104.7 percent in the yield of mungbean was realized after using a three-month old carrageenan plant growth promoter (PGP). The Carrageenan PGP is an oligo-saccharide produced by irradiation of carrageenan solution. The technology was developed by the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) and it is already registered with the Fertilizer and Pesticide […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

China’s vaccine scandal highlights Hong Kong’s special status

IN mid-July, China’s state drug administration ordered Changsheng Bio-technology, a company headquartered in Changchun, in northeastern China, to stop production of rabies vaccines after it uncovered evidence of forged data. At about the same time, the company was fined 3.4 million yuan ($502,000) for the production of inferior DPT vaccines last year. As soon as [...] The post China’s vaccine scandal highlights Hong Kong’s special status appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Skin bleaching in Africa: A factfile

  Skin bleaching, or lightening, has become popular in many African countries. Here's a factfile: Creams Skin creams are by far the most popular form of bleaching. They work by inhibiting production of melanin, the pigment produced by exposure from the sun. Ingredients include hydroquinone, steroids, lead and mercury. Such creams may be safe in specific doses for a limited amount of time. But they may be dangerous when used for extended periods or in high concentrations, say experts. "What you find is that people use the products for much longer than they're supposed to and so they start getting those really harmful side effects," said Dr. Rasheedah Adesokan...Keep on reading: Skin bleaching in Africa: A factfile.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Dutch expertise in agri tech for Normin eyed

The private sector and the Dutch government will seek ways to increase the scope of their partnership to improve agricultural production technology in Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Life Hacks to Living Beyond the Screen

Technology has essentially become a huge slice of our lives. We use it for news, work, commerce, education, entertainment, networking, communication, and even transportation. There is no doubt that tech has done a lot for us and continues to do more, but there are also side effects that come with it – especially when too […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018