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Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardNov 25th, 2017

Addictive gaming to be recognized as disease — WHO

GENEVA — “Gaming disorder” will be recognized as a disease later this year following expert consensus over the addictive risks associated with playing electronic games, the World Health Organization said Friday. The disorder will be listed in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), to be published in June, WHO spokesman Tarik […] The post Addictive gaming to be recognized as disease — WHO appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

WHO: Addictive gaming to be recognized as a disease

GENEVA, Switzerland – "Gaming disorder" will be recognized as a disease later this year following expert consensus over the addictive risks associated with playing electronic games, the World Health Organization said Friday, January 5. The disorder will be listed in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

191-room Hotel Okura to open in RWM

Integrated gaming resort operator Travellers International Hotel Group Inc. has firmed up a deal to bring luxury Japanese hospitality chain Hotel Okura to Resorts World Manila (RWM) within this year. Travellers, a joint venture between tycoon Andrew Tan-led Alliance Global Group Inc. and Genting group of Malaysia, signed the agreement with Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. (Okura) to open a 191-room hotel in RWM. A soft opening is targeted in the fourth quarter of this year. Okura is thus seen to join the roster of RWM's current portfolio of international hotel brands that include Marriott Hotel Manila, the soon-to-open Sheraton Manila Hotel and Hilton Manila. Remington Hotel, RWM's value...Keep on reading: 191-room Hotel Okura to open in RWM.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

DotA Galaxy Battles II slated

FALLOUT Gaming and Purpose Win Entertainment Limited (PWEL) are ready to kick off 2018 with the biggest DotA 2 (Defense of the Ancients 2) Major in the Philippines, Galaxy Battles II: Emerging Worlds. Sixteen teams from all over the world will square off for a total prize pool of US$….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 to engange Pinoy youth and coaches nationwide

Jr. NBA PH press release MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Dec. 23, 2017 – Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska will tip off Jan. 13 at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati and runs through May 2018 as part of the league’s effort to encourage youth basketball participation. This year’s program is set to reach more than 250,000 participants and 900 coaches across the country.  Online registration is open now at www.jrnba.asia/philippines. Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, teaches the fundamental skills and core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to enhance the youth basketball experience for players, parents and coaches.  During the 2017-18 season, the NBA will reach more than 26 million youth in 71 countries through a variety of camps, clinics, skills challenges, league play and outreach events.   The program remains free and open to boys and girls ages 10-14 throughout its four stages: skills clinics in schools and communities, Regional Selection Camps, a National Training Camp and an NBA experience trip.  Since its launch in 2007, Jr. NBA clinics have been implemented in 110 cities and municipalities across the country and the 2018 program will return to key provinces including Agusan Del Norte, Batangas, Benguet, Cavite, Misamis Oriental, and Negros Occidental.  Regional Selection Camps will be held in Bacolod (Feb. 10-11), Butuan (Feb. 24-25), Baguio (March 17-18) and Metro Manila (April 7-8), with the top 37 boys and 37 girls advancing for the National Training Camp in Manila in May 2018, which will feature an NBA and WNBA player or legend.  The program will culminate with the selection of 16 Jr. NBA All-Stars, comprised of eight boys and eight girls, who will embark on an overseas NBA experience trip with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia.  Prior editions of the Jr. NBA Philippines program have featured notable alumni including Aljon Mariano, Kobe Paras, Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena, Ricci Rivero, and Kai Sotto.  “For the past 10 years, Jr.  NBA Philippines has established itself as a platform to improve the youth basketball experience and promote an active and healthy lifestyle among the Filipino youth,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson.  “Together with Alaska, we are committed to providing proper guidelines to how the game should be played and taught to more youth, coaches and parents in the country.” “As part of our long-standing partnership with the NBA, Alaska Milk Corporation is proud to play an active role in shaping the basketball players of tomorrow through good nutrition and proper life values,” said Alaska Milk Corporation Marketing Director Blen Fernando.  “We look forward to making a lasting impact on the lives of aspiring athletes on and off the court through the Jr. NBA program.” The 2018 edition of Jr. NBA Philippines will also include the Jr. NBA Coach of the Year program, led by Jr. NBA Head Coaches Carlos Barroca and Alaska Power Camp Coach Jeff Cariaso, to provide training for 14 Jr. NBA coaches during the National Training Camp, with two Jr. NBA Coaches of the Year awarded with an NBA experience trip.   Jr. NBA Philippines furthers the mission of Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program that highlights the nutritional benefits of milk, encourages physical activity through play, and instills values that are essential to becoming a champion.   AXA, CloudFone, Gatorade and Panasonic serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner.  ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines.  Coaches and participants can now register the Jr. NBA program online at www.jrnba.asia/philippines, where the program terms and conditions can be found.  Fans can also follow Jr. NBA on Facebook and the NBA at www.nba.com and on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit www.alaskamilk.com and follow PlayPH at www.playph.com and on Facebook and Twitter. About the NBA The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League, set to launch in May 2018.  The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2017-18 season featured 108 international players from a record 42 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.4 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes. About Alaska Milk According to the 8th National Survey of FNRI and DOH (as of 2013), obesity is one of the most prevalent nutritional problems of Filipino children and adults, with about 5 out of 100 Filipino children being classified as overweight. Obesity can lead to different health problems like heart diseases and even diabetes at a young age, which could lead to serious health, economic and social implications later on in life. In line with Alaska Milk’s mission to bring affordable nutrition and a love of active play to every Filipino household, powering the Jr. NBA is a major part of Alaska’s “NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION.” initiative. By highlighting milk’s nutritional benefits and encouraging children to go out and play, Alaska consistently works to instill the values Determination, Hard Work, Teamwork, Discipline and Sportsmanship in tomorrow’s champions......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

New govt body aims to build public trust on ‘digital economy’

THE National Privacy Commission has assured the public that the Philippines has the “strictest” law in the world when it comes to personal data protection, amid concerns over proposals to implement a national identification (ID) system. Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro on Tuesday said the agency was formed in March 2016 to implement the Data Privacy [...] The post New govt body aims to build public trust on ‘digital economy’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

Our decision struggles when we innovate

First of a four-part series The focus of the Asean leadership in 2018 is going to be on innovation, given the volatility and speed of the world we live in. With digital revolution making our world turn faster every day, not only is the attention span of our millennials much shorter, but so are the [...] The post Our decision struggles when we innovate appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

LRWC in talks for Boracay casino, resort

LEISURE and Resorts World Corp. (LRWC) disclosed on Monday negotiations with a gaming firm based in Macau on a possible partnership for a beach resort and casino in Boracay island. LRWC said it is in talks with Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited (GEG) for the resort and casino, noting that representatives from the firms, led by GEG… link: LRWC in talks for Boracay casino, resort.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

LRWC in talks for Boracay casino, resort

LEISURE and Resorts World Corp. (LRWC) disclosed on Monday negotiations with a gaming firm based in Macau on a possible partnership for a beach resort and casino in Boracay island. LRWC said it is in talks with Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited (GEG) for the resort and casino, noting that representatives from the firms, led by GEG […] The post LRWC in talks for Boracay casino, resort appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

Macau’s Galaxy Entertainment plans up to $500-M casino resort in Boracay

Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd 0027.HK plans to invest as much as $500 million to build an integrated casino-resort in the Philippines, the company and Manila’s gaming regulator said on Friday. Galaxy and local partner Leisure and Resorts World Corp LR.PS are seeking regulatory approval for the $300-$500 million casino project in the […] The post Macau’s Galaxy Entertainment plans up to $500-M casino resort in Boracay appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

Macau’s Galaxy Entertainment plans up to $500 M casino resort in Boracay

Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd 0027.HK plans to invest as much as $500 million to build an integrated casino-resort in the Philippines, the company and Manila’s gaming regulator said on Friday. Galaxy and local partner Leisure and Resorts World Corp LR.PS are seeking regulatory approval for the $300-$500 million casino project in the […] The post Macau’s Galaxy Entertainment plans up to $500 M casino resort in Boracay appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

Video game platform Steam no longer accepts bitcoin

Investors of the popular cryptocurrency bitcoin were certainly delighted as its stock value has risen exponentially these past few weeks. But among those not too pleased was Valve's popular gaming and digital distribution platform Steam, which recently disallowed bitcoin transactions due to its volatility and high fees. In a recent blog post, Steam addressed the recent surge and explained why it won't be able to support the alternative payment system much longer. "In the past few months we've seen an increase in the volatility in the value of bitcoin and a significant increase in the fees to process transactions on the bitcoin network. For example, transaction fees that are char...Keep on reading: Video game platform Steam no longer accepts bitcoin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

Valve ending support for Bitcoin payments on Steam

MANILA, Philippines – Valve Corporation said on Wednesday, December 6, it was discontinuing support for the Bitcoin cryptocurrency as a payment option on the Steam digital gaming service. The company explained  on its Steam blog that volatility in the value of Bitcoin and the increase in fees to process transactions on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Booking.com Doubles its Support for Startups and Changemakers in Sustainable Tourism in 2018

Building on its successful launch in 2017, Booking.com-one of the world’s largest e-commerce companies and digital technology leader, is announcing the 2018 Booking Booster Programme, a three-week accelerator in Amsterdam for social enterprise scale-ups in... The post Booking.com Doubles its Support for Startups and Changemakers in Sustainable Tourism in 2018 appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

Australia competition inquiry targets Facebook, Google

SYDNEY, Australia – Digital platforms like Facebook and Google will be at the center of an Australian inquiry announced Monday, December 4, examining their impact on competition in media and advertising markets. Like elsewhere in the world, traditional sources of circulation and advertising revenues have been drying up for Australian ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

Pinoy millennials splurge on comfort food, electronics on Singles’ Day

If you’re a young and unattached Filipino and you find yourself online on the biggest digital commerce day for singles around the world, what will you buy? Comfort food and electronics, it turns out. #BeFullyInformed Pinoy millennials splurge on comfort food, electronics on Singles’ Day Source link: Pinoy millennials splurge on comfort food, electronics on Singles’ Day.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2017

Global mindedness, competence, fluency and citizenship

WITH increasing strides, digital technology transports people virtually where connection is possible to any corner of the world, bringing information that influences decision-making and behavior. We can no longer ignore what’s taking place and will take place, which, like it or not, would leave imprints on our lives. As the world shrinks into one community [...] The post Global mindedness, competence, fluency and citizenship appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

Osama the gamer: A list of Bin Laden’s video games from his hard drive

Osama Bin Laden is perhaps known as the world's most infamous terrorist but as it turns out, the man is quite the gamer like many of us. The Central Intelligence Unit (CIA) recently released the contents of the Al Qaeda leader's personal hard drives seized during the deadly 2011 raid at his hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan. READ:CIA releases 470,000 more files from bin Laden raid As anticipated, around 470,000 files included reels of public speeches, jihadist propaganda and previously unseen home video footage of his mysterious son, Hazma Bin Laden. But unbeknown to many, Bin Laden also appeared to have a penchant for virtual gaming and pop culture, as his trove was filled with vi...Keep on reading: Osama the gamer: A list of Bin Laden’s video games from his hard drive.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2017

DILG: Manila Bay “no-sail zone” from Nov. 5 to 16 – Manila Video

News that matters to you! Eaglenews.PH is the official digital news platform of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation whose headquarters is in Quezon City, Philippines. It brings you news that matters from the Philippines and around the world. It has correspondents across the country and in different parts of the world, as well as partner news services… link: DILG: Manila Bay “no-sail zone” from Nov. 5 to 16 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2017

Country’s largest teaching institution joins the Globe PRISM program

Globe Telecom, in partnership with the Philippine Normal University, the largest training institution for teachers in the country, recently held the culminating activity for PRISM, a digital literacy training program designed to equip school teachers with technological expertise for effective classroom learning experience. As a strong advocate of education and digital learning, Globe designed PRISM, a professional development program to help Filipino educators teach for 21st century learning. This is in line with Globe Telecom's sustainability commitment to empower every Filipino with world-class learning through technology in response to United Nations Sustainable Development...Keep on reading: Country’s largest teaching institution joins the Globe PRISM program.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017