Facebook: Using social media can make you feel bad

MENLO PARK, Calif. --- It's not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Using social media can be bad for your health. The social media giant whose platform has become a daily addiction for hundreds of millions of people sheds light in a blog post Friday on what it says are two sides of the issue. It notes research showing an increase in teen depression with technology use. It also points to its own research that shows improvements in well-being from interacting with close friends online. Facebook, of course, thrives when people engage with its platform. Facebook's Director of Research David...Keep on reading: Facebook: Using social media can make you feel bad.....»»

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MIAA cancels flights to areas affected by tropical storm ‘Urduja’

      Several flights to areas in the path of tropical storm "Urduja" (international name: Kai-Tak) has been canceled, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said Saturday.   Due to inclement weather caused by Urduja, MIAA announced in a Facebook post the cancelation of the following flights:   Cebu Pacific 5J 651 Manila -- Tacloban   Cebu Pacific 5J 652 Tacloban -- Manila   Cebu Pacific 5J 649 Manila -- Tacloban   Cebu Pacific 5J 650 Tacloban -- Manila   Cebu Pacific 5J 373 Manila -- Roxas   Cebu Pacific 5J 374 Roxas -- Manila   AirAsia Z2 320 Manila -- Tacloban...Keep on reading: MIAA cancels flights to areas affected by tropical storm ‘Urduja’.....»»

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FIFA suspends Brazilian soccer president Marco Polo del Nero

By Stephen Wade and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Marco Polo del Nero was suspended as president of Brazil's soccer confederation on Friday, two years after he was indicted in the United States on charges of wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy. FIFA said Del Nero was under an ethics investigation and has been banned for 90 days from all soccer activities. Del Nero fled Zurich in May 2015 when other FIFA colleagues were arrested. They included Jose Maria Marin, who was at the time the head of the Brazilian confederation, known as the CBF. Marin and two other South American soccer officials have been on trial in New York. Del Nero was indicted on Dec. 2, 2015. "As many Brazilians that love soccer, my hope is that he is banned for good," soccer great Romario — now a Brazilian federal senator — wrote on his Facebook page. "Del Nero has already had his crimes exposed along with those of other crooks like Jose Maria Marin, who is in jail in the United States, and (former CBF president) Ricardo Teixeira who is still on the loose in Brazil. They all used CBF to get illegally rich." Del Nero's lawyers said in a statement that he is going to appeal FIFA's suspension. They insisted there was no evidence against him. The attorneys labelled the ethics committee report "funny investigative speculations." They argued Del Nero took office as CBF president in 2015 and should not be linked to contracts from previous administrations. FIFA failed to ban Del Nero until Friday. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has been questioned about him in recent days. Infantino was photographed at last year's Olympics receiving a Brazilian soccer shirt from Del Nero, and reporters questioned him about Del Nero at the World Cup draw this month in Moscow. "So whatever comes out of these trials, we will deal with it," Infantino said of the U.S. investigation. "We have ethics committees, disciplinary committees. They will deal with these questions. It's not for the FIFA president to deal with them. We have institutions for that." Del Nero has not traveled from Brazil for several years, fearing arrest and extradition to the United States. Brazil has an extradition treaty with the U.S. but seldom sends its own citizens abroad for trial. Brazil's team is among the favorites to win next year's World Cup, but many doubt Del Nero will go there to support the team. The CBF appointed vice president Antonio Carlos Nunes to fill in for Del Nero and did not offer an immediate comment on Del Nero's suspension. Brazilian law does not ban private or commercial corruption. There needs to be a government body or official involved, or taxpayer money. Carlos Nuzman, the head of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, was arrested two months ago in Brazil, partly for trying to hamper an investigation into his Brazilian tax declaration. He was eventually charged with money laundering and running a criminal organization. Brazilian and French authorities say Nuzman helped channel $2 million in bribes to help win votes from International Olympic Committee members to stage the 2016 Olympics. Del Nero's name has come up in the U.S. corruption trial. Prosecution witness Jose Hawilla, a Brazilian sports marketing executive, testified Del Nero was among top South American soccer officials who needed to be bribed to secure media contracts to tournaments. In one taped conversation, jurors heard Hawilla in an exchange talk about a $900,000 payment apparently owed to Del Nero or Marin. Del Nero has also been openly criticized by Brazil coach Tite, who is credited with making the team a World Cup favorite. Tite signed an open letter opposing Del Nero before Tite was hired as coach last year. Since then, he has softened his stance but still opposes Del Nero. "This is the best way I can contribute to soccer, offering what I know," he said after being hired as coach. "The ideas of transparency and democratization remain as my principles." ___ Savarese reported from Sao Paulo......»»

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Facebook moves to make more video ad money

Facebook on Thursday moved to bolster its appeal and money-making potential as an online platform for viewing video similar to YouTube. The leading social network will next year test showing short ads before videos on a new 'Watch' section devoted to just that activity, according to a blog post by product manager director Maria Angelidou-Smith and product manager Abhishek Bapna. "While pre-roll ads don't work well in News Feed, we think they will work well in Watch because it's a place where people visit and come back to with the intention to watch videos," they said in the post. Pre-roll ads are commonly used to support online videos, but Facebook has long opted f...Keep on reading: Facebook moves to make more video ad money.....»»

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LOOK: Map route for Metro Manila Film Festival s Parade of Stars 2017

MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Manila Film Festival committee has released the route of this year's Parade of Stars, which will happen in Muntinlupa City on December 23. According to a post on the MMFF  Facebook page , the parade will start at 2 pm at the Muntinlupa Sports Center, Tunasan, and ........»»

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Minion messes up with Australian man’s lawn, taunts him on Facebook

For one Australian man, it was a "despicable" thing to do. Local media WAtoday reported on Wednesday that Brad Nicklin from Kalgoorlie, located in the southwesternpart of Australia, got a surprise when someone showed up on his lawn one Sunday morning. As he enjoyed his cup of coffee, Nicklin noticed that a portion of grass was missing from his lawn. Wanting to check if someone trespassed in his area, he looked into his CCTV and saw that a man dressed as a giant minion was the culprit behind the missing piece of land. "I noticed it was done with a shovel, not an animal, soI went through the [home security] cameras," Nicklin said when he first noticed the grass, as quoted by t...Keep on reading: Minion messes up with Australian man’s lawn, taunts him on Facebook.....»»

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Facebook rebuffs ex-executive s claims, says it was a very different company back then

MANILA, Philippines – Facebook responded late Tuesday evening, December 12, to a video talk with former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya, who advised people to take a "hard break" from social media , including Facebook, citing how it was "ripping apart the social fabric of how society works." In a statement, a Facebook spokesperson said, "Chamath has ........»»

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Net giants must pay for news from which they make billions

PARIS, France – Nine European press agencies, including AFP, called Wednesday on internet giants to be forced to pay copyright for using news content on which they make vast profits. The call comes as the EU is debating a directive to make Facebook, Google, Twitter and other major players pay ........»»

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A Hero’s Call assembles for Marawi donation

Through the use of cosplay, a page on Facebook decided to start a donation drive to lend their aid for the affected children of the Marawi city siege. The groupThe post A Hero’s Call assembles for Marawi donation appeared first on DZRH News......»»

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'WalangPasok: Naga City suspends classes as ‘Urduja’ threatens Bicol

  LEGAZPI CITY - Classes in all levels in public and private schools on Thursday in Naga City were declared suspended Wednesday night as Tropical Depression "Urduja" is expected to make landfall over Bicol region or Eastern Visayas this weekend. On a post in his official Facebook account, Mayor John Bongat announced the cancellation of classes in Naga City as a precautionary measure as Urduja continues to pour rains over the region. The declaration will remain "until lifted through a subsequent issuance or bulletin," his post said. READ: Suspension of classes in Sorsogon, Camarines Sur, Albay extended as 'Urduja' nears Bicol...Keep on reading: #WalangPasok: Naga City suspends classes as ‘Urduja’ threatens Bicol.....»»

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Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan on Dog Deaths

We are enraged by reports that 30 dogs that were arranged to take part in an annual dog show died after being transported in a closed van. In a Facebook post , the Philippine Canine Club... The post Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan on Dog Deaths appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

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Some of Facebook’s early friends now its sharpest critics

Some of Facebook’s former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create. #BeFullyInformed Some of Facebook’s early friends now its sharpest critics Some of Facebook’s former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create. Source link: Some of Facebook’s early friends now its sharpest critics.....»»

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Ex-Facebook executive regrets ripping apart society with social media

MANILA, Philippines – As the discussion grows regarding foreign actors potentially influencing the outcome of the US elections in the US  using Facebook posts and ads , and the  weaponization of the Internet  for propaganda around the world, there is growing concern that social media is starting to change how the world works, but not for ........»»

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U.S. celebrities rally for boy in viral video talking of being bullied in school

WASHINGTON, USA (UPDATED) – A video of a boy tearfully talking about being bullied at school has gone viral and prompted an outpouring of support from Hollywood celebrities, music stars and athletes. Keaton Jones's mother posted the video on Facebook Friday, December 8, writing that her son asked to make it ........»»

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Spirited routines–and surprising results–at the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition

Visit us on Instagram To Be Ultimate; Facebook: To be You; e-mail Dec. 2 was an opportunity for universities to root for the rah-rah group of their respective alma maters, the cheerleaders. Participating teams in the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition (CDC) held at the Mall of Asia Arena went all out for their schools. More than the stunts, gymnastic passes, pyramids and dance that comprise a team's total score, all eight cheering squads surpassed the UAAP judges and local cheerleading fans' expectations with performances that yielded surprising results. All eyes were on the National University Pep Squad as it vied for a fifth consecutive crown, as well as t...Keep on reading: Spirited routines–and surprising results–at the 2017 UAAP Cheerdance Competition.....»»

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Jordan Clarkson celebrates Philippines World Cup hosting

Play Louder in 2023 is a success. On Saturday, FIBA awarded the Philippines the hosting rights for the 2023 World Cup. The country will host together with Japan and Indonesia. Before and after the announcement, overwhelming support poured on social media for the Philippines, and a certain someone didn't forget to give a meaningful shoutout on Facebook. Los Angeles Lakers combo guard Jordan Clarkson, a guy many want to see play for Gilas Pilipinas, made sure to congratulate his home country for the victory. Clarkson will be a grizzled veteran by the time the 2023 World Cup rolls around. Maybe by then, he actually leads Gilas Pilipinas to battle. We'll see in six years.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Vaccine refusal increasingly being linked to medical kidnapping

Author and research scientist Dr. James Lyons-Weiler, PhD, is concerned about doctors and Child Protective Services overruling parents who choose not to vaccinate. In a video livestreamed on Facebook VAXXED page on the evening of November 28, he said: “In the United States, there is a new rash of what….....»»

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Super typhoon heading for PH a hoax, says PAGASA forecaster

There’s no super typhoon heading to the Philippines, contrary to a Facebook video that was widely spread this week. Source link link: Super typhoon heading for PH a hoax, says PAGASA forecaster.....»»

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Stop misinforming the public, LTFRB tells blogger-TV host James Deakin

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) called out on Friday blogger-TV host James Deakin for what it called his spreading of "fake news" when he posted on his Facebook page on Friday the alleged new guidelines covering transport network vehicle services (TNVS). Deakin said in his post that TNVS operators, including those with only a single unit, would now be required under the LTFRB Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2017-027 to have a dedicated service area and mechanic; a stock of lubricants, spare tires and other parts, as well as repair and maintenance tools; a dedicated CCTV for their garage/workshop; and a dedicated safety officer and helper. "This should ...Keep on reading: Stop misinforming the public, LTFRB tells blogger-TV host James Deakin.....»»

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LTFRB slams TV host for spreading fake news

MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) slammed television host James Deakin on Friday, December 8, for supposedly spreading "fake news" on his Facebook page. Speaking to reporters in their official media chatbox, LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada showed a Facebook post by Deakin, where he ........»»

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