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2017 Philippines Property Awards

The 2017 Philippines Property Awards Nominations is now open. Nominations started September 12, 2017 and will end on February 10, 2017.

Philippines Property Awards is on its fifth year this 2017, in its quest for the best property developments and developers in the country.

What are the expectations for 2017?

• A high number of entries are expected from key regional destinations such as Cebu and Davao.
• New categories include a Special Recognition in Sustainable Development and accolades for Best Mixed Use Development and Best BPO Office Development
• Property Reports Congress Philippines returns for a second year featuring Asia’s leading experts.

Paul Ashburn (BDO), Terry Blackburn (Asia Property Awards) and Cindy Jarabata (Tajara Leisure & Hospitality Group)

This international event is organized by PropertyGuru Group, Asia’s leading online property group. One of the world’s largest accounting and auditing firms, BDO, is the official judging supervisor. BDO will ensure that the entire nomination and judging process is fair and transparent.

In 2016, it was Megaworld Corporation that has been awarded a record-breaking 16 awards and Highly Recommended Honors. It was awarded the Best Developer in the Philippines. SM Group and Vista Land Group received multiple awards. Vista Land’s Chairman Manny Villar was awarded Real Estate Personality of the Year.

For 2017, new categories has been added. A Special Recognition Sustainable Development category has been added. This is to reward the sustainable initiatives of outstanding developers from all over the country.

Nominations are now being accepted at AsiaPropertyAwards.com/nomination/Philippines/

The fifth edition of the Awards was formally launched last August 31, 2016 at the Narayan Room at the Fairmont in Makati. Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director of Asia Property Awards, said: “ We are grateful for the incredible support from developers, sponsors, media partners and business associations over the years – without it there would be no fifth edition of the Philippines Property Awards.”

The categories for 2017 Philippines Property Awards are the following:

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Posted by Treasure Jar on Sep 30th 2016 | Filed in FYI,Happenings,Launching,Philippines,Socials | Comments (0)

Next Level: Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke

The makers of high quality and high definition karaoke machines and accessories, Platinum Karaoke, has just become a major game changer with the launch of its newest and most exciting product: the Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke.

Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke has the following features which will surely bring your karaoke experience to a whole new level:

  • portable
  • can be bank-powered or through USB port
  • it has over 17,000 songs in English and OPM
  • over 100 new songs updated monthly
  • HD capabilities with superb video
  • High Fidelity sound output quality
  • 24gb multimedia console which enables you to store and watch your favorite movies and listen to your favorite songs
  • it is a Smart Karaoke which enables browsing and surfing the internet
  • you can also share your phone’s display on the big screen

Being an all-in-one entertainment package, this portable and ease of use convenient Alpha Mic Karaoke can be brought outdoors, in picnics and even in your cars during road trips. Super fun, right?

Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza

Because Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke is your new level karaoke entertainment, the hottest and most-sought-after love team in the Philippines, known as “ALDUB”. Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza are the newest brand ambassadors of Platinum’s Alpha Mic Karaoke. Like the brand, the love team and Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke both embody the element of wholesome fun and entertainment with a vide that’s fresh and pulsating.

Ruth Ana Bautista, Platinum’s assistant marketing manager says: “Platinum Karaoke knows that Alden and Maine embody the same personality and vibe of the new Alpha Mic. Aside from that, both of them are also known to strengthen bonding relationships, having strong ties with their respective families, and attesting that karaoke is a big part of their momentous family bondings.”

Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza

And just like the Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke, ALDUB is a truly a game changer. They are the phenomenal love team that rocked afternoon television’s audience – nothing like anyone has ever seen and experienced before. Their tandem is organic, fresh, believable and full of life which endears them more to the fans who adore them.

Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke Aldub and Platinum executives

Alden and Maine are set to reach a whole new level in their careers – next level as they would say. They are still set to go to new heights and who knows, to a new level in their “love team” relationship.

Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke, is definitely ready for the next level as together with Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, it brings music to life and life to music!

Platinum Karaoke is available in all leading music stores nationwide.

For more information or online orders, please visit www.platinumkaraoke.ph,

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Follow Twitter and Instagram accounts @platinumkaraoke.

ASUS Introduces new ZenBooks

ASUS Releases Most Powerful Ultrabook Yet

As ASUS introduced its new line-up for every type of user, the title “the most powerful Ultrabook yet” caught my attention.

With 6th generation Intel® Core ™ processors for extra mobility and improved performance and pre-installed Microsoft Windows 10, I’m sure there is more to these new laptops than meets the eye.

ASUS ZenBook Pro501

ZenBook Pro UX501 is an ultra-high-performance laptop with a timeless and classic design. It is 20.6mm thin for easy portability with spun-metal finish. Some features are brushed metal surfaces and diamond-cut chamfers to add brilliant highlights while the keyboard surround has stylish laser-engraved ripple-effect pattern.

The following are some features of ASUS ZenBook ProUX501
• 15.6-inch Visual Master multi-touch display with 4K/UHD 3860 x 2160 resolution that is 4x higher than HD (wow!) Stunningly details and lifelike images will surely delight the senses.
• quad-core 6th generation Intel® Core ™ processor, gaming-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 960M 4GB DDR5 graphics and the world’s fastest 256GB PCI Express® (PCIe®) x4 SSD.
• an outstanding battery life of more than six hours from its high-capacity 96Wh lithium-polymer battery.
Specifications:
UX501
CPU – i7-4750HQ
GPU – GTX 960M 4G DDR5
Storage – 256GB SSD
RAM – 12G
Screen – 15″ 4K2K
ODD – [SATA] 8.9″mm 8X Super Multi with Double Layer
OS – Windows 10 (64bit)
WiFi – 802.11bgn+Bluetooth 4.0 (Single band)
USB Port – 3x USB 3.0
Battery – 60WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion Polymer Battery Pack
SRP – Php89,995.00

ASUS ZenBook UX305LA
Stylish Notebook with ultra-fast SSD storage : ZenBook UX305LA
The ZenBook UX305LA Ultrabook™ measures just 12.3mm thin, making it one of the world’s slimmest 13.3-inch FHD laptop.

The following are the features of ASUS ZenBook UX305LA:
• weighs only 1.2kg
• powered by the new 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor for seamless multitasking, and features a lightning-fast up to 512GB solid-state drive (SSD).
• 13.3-inch display has an up to QHD resolution.
• Available in a sophisticated new Gold color with ZenBook’s signature spun-metal finish, or a silky-smooth Ceramic Alloy shade

Specifications:

UX305LA
CPU – i5/ i7
GPU – Intel HD graphics
Storage – 512GB SSD
RAM – 8GB
Screen – 13″ FHD/ QHD
ODD – N/A
OS – Windows 10 (64bit)
WiFi – 802.11ac+Bluetooth 4.0 (Dual band) -Intel WIDI
USB Port – 1x USB 2.0
2x USB 3.0
Battery – 56WHrs, 3S2P, 6-cell Li-ion Polymer Battery Pack
SRP – Php 59,995 (i5 version) / 65,995.00 (i7 version)

 

ASUS ZenBook K555

Tactile metallic surfaces and a solid build quality : ASUS K555LB has a solid build quality, and feature a minimalist aluminum design with crafted lines for a premium feel with a brushed-aluminum top cover finished in black and a sandblasted palm-rest.

The following are the features of ASUS K555LB:
• powered by 6th generation Intel® Core ™ i7 processor for fast and responsive multi-tasking computing;
• can be specked with up to NVIDIA GeForce GT 940M graphics with Microsoft DirectX® 11 for fast and fluid gaming visuals and movie playback as well.
• 15-inch LED-backlit, 4k QHD panel
• provides 94% sRGB color gamut for accurate, life-like colors when handling design tasks, watching movies, or viewing photos.
• ASUS K555LB has ASUS IceCool technology that uses a unique internal component layout to address palm-rest heating issues.
• K555LB laptops have a seamless one-piece keyboard for a solid typing feel, along with a large touchpad with ASUS Smart Gesture technology to support a range of Windows 10 touch commands for quicker, responsive input.
Value-packed with all the essentials, the X555UB reinvents your daily computing experience.

The following are the features of X555UB:
• 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and GT940 graphics card
• Instant on that resumes your computer from sleep mode in 2 seconds
• USB 3.0 for 10 times faster data transfer speed.
• comes equipped with SonicMaster technology and ASUS AudioWizard to bring you high fidelity audio.

Lessen your worries on your PC with ASUS’ notebook 2-year global warranty!
Now you have the opportunity to protect your investment with an extended global warranty worth Php2,500. This is available to select ASUS notebook models with pre-loaded Microsoft Windows™ 10.

X555UB
CPU -i7-6500HQ
GPU – NV940 2G
Storage – 1TB
RAM – 4GB
Screen – 15″ FHD
ODD – [SATA] 8.9″mm 8X Super Multi with Double Layer
OS – Windows 10 (64bit)
WiFi – 802.11bgn+Bluetooth 4.0 (Single band)
USB Port – 1x USB 2.0
2x USB 3.0
Battery – 37WHrs, 2S1P, 2-cell Li-ion Polymer Battery Pack
SRP – Php 44,995.00

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About ASUS
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.

ASUS ROG Gaming Notebooks

ASUS ROG Next-Gen Gaming Notebooks

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ASUS recently released the new ROG series notebooks at an exclusive event at the Valkyrie Club in Taguig.

ASUS ROG

The following are the common features of these gaming laptops:

• 6th generation Intel® Core ™ processors

• new chassis and upgraded hardware

• Microsoft Windows™ 10

• ASUS’ 2-Year Warranty Parts and Services included

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For Hardcore Gamers : ASUS ROG G752

The new ASUS ROG G752 is powered by the 6th-generation Intel® Core ™ i7 quad-core processors paired with Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M graphics processors with up to 8GB of GDDR5 video memory, specifically made for Hardcore gamers and enthusiasts.

Nvidia G-Sync technology is standard on all varieties. An anti-ghosting gaming keyboard that supports up to 30-key rollover, 2.5-mm long-travel keys, Thunderbolt 3.0 technology with USB Type-C, and up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM. The G752 also has a FHD resolution IPS display to maximize the viewing experience.

Efficient dust-release thermal tunnel.

The unique thermal design of ROG G752 helps prevent internal dust build-up. Hot exhaust is efficiently managed and expelled through the rear vents to direct heat away from you for more comfortable gaming sessions.

552

For Mid-Range Gamers : GL552

GL552, a high-performance gaming laptop powered by up to 6th-generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 960M graphics with DirectX 12 support. GL552 has ASUS-exclusive GameFirst III network optimization, a highly-responsive, low-profile, red-backlit keyboard with specially-marked WASD keys, and an up to Full HD IPS display with wide viewing angles. It bears the distinctive G Series lines and has a user-friendly design that provides access to the drive bay and memory slots for easy upgrades. Full-on ROG gaming performance and classic design ROG GL552 is made for gaming and primed for creativity, with up to 6th-generation quad-core Intel Core i7 processors for the performance to power the latest gaming titles and discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics with Microsoft DirectX 12 for sharper visuals and smoother in-game animations.

The new gaming notebook retains the classic stealthy F-22 Raptor-inspired lines popularized by ROG’s G Series, with angled surfaces giving GL552 a dynamic, powerful stance — for a design that’s as attractive as it is strong.

Commanding keyboard, maximum storage flexibility instant upgradability GL552 sports a stylish low-profile keyboard, with easy-touch keys that operate with a travel distance of 1.8mm for a perfect gaming response. The marked WASD key group and dedicated numeric pad enable fast, full control. Manufactured as a solid, one-piece construction, the entire keyboard is illuminated by a ROG-red backlight for anytime visibility.

GL552 also offers maxed-out storage options, with an up to 1TB hard disk drive and an up to 128GB M.2 solid-state disk (SSD) available as an option — fulfilling users’ desires for both maximum storage and maximum speed. It’s also simple to push GL552 even further, with a slide-off panel offering instant access to M.2 SSD, hard drive and memory slots.

Faster frags, the widest views and total audio immersion GL552 features ASUS-exclusive GameFirst III technology, which optimizes networks to give users lag-free gameplay. It prioritizes game packets and allocates more bandwidth for smooth, lag-free gaming. GameFirst III features four preset packet-priority modes, and manual settings for users who want total control over their network. GL552’s large 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display has a matte-black finish that eliminates glare for stunning visuals without distraction. This superb display offers wide 178-degree viewing angles for minimal color shift even when viewed from extreme angles.

ASUS SonicMaster provides rich, crystal-clear high-fidelity audio, while ROG AudioWizard features five easy-to-use preset modes with settings tailored to suit different game genres to give an even more immersive experience.

Thinnest

Thinnest 4k gaming notebook in the Philippines – G501 G501 is powered by the 6th-generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and the new NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M 4GB DDR5 graphics for an unrivalled gaming experience. This impressive power is supported by ASUS-exclusive Hyper Cool technology with dual independent fans, delivering smooth, stable performance for both gaming and professional content creation.

In addition, G501 has a 15.6-inch QHD (3200×1800) to treat users to incredibly detailed visuals and lifelike colors. Ultraportable design for gaming on the go ROG G501 is one of the world’s thinnest gaming laptops, with a height of just 20.6mm. It features a lightweight aluminum construction and weighs just 2.06kg (non-touchscreen). It’s modern, elegant design sports red bezel accents and gaming features like a red-backlit keyboard with 1.6mm of key travel for a responsive feel, a numeric keypad, and marked WASD cursor keys.

Exclusive Hyper Cool technology G501 is also the coolest and quietest gaming laptop on the market, with exclusive Hyper Cool technology built in. This advanced cooling system employs dual fans and copper heat sinks to remove heat efficiently with minimal fan noise. Both processor (CPU) and graphics-processing unit (GPU) are cooled independently based on each component’s demands to ensure maximum efficiency — delivering extremely cool gaming experiences that are both whisper-quiet and silky smooth.

Uncompromised gaming performance and fast content creation ROG G501 is powered 6th-generation Intel® Core ™ i7-4750HQ processor for the smooth, powerful performance required to drive today’s fast-paced games. G501 also features the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics with up to 4GB of GDDR5 video memory for sharp, vivid visuals and smoother in-game animations. The powerful GPU also drives hardcore content-creation, enabling even the most demanding creative to produce any kind of content on the go.

In addition, can be paired with PCI Express® x4 (PCIe® x4) solid-state disks (SSDs) for data-transfer speeds of approximately 1400MB/s — more than twice (2X) as fast as SATA III SSDs or 16X faster than SATA III hard disk drives! Optional Onboard Intel Thunderbolt™ technology provides a single-cable data and graphics interface with speeds of up to 10Gbit/s — twice the bandwidth of USB 3.0. Immersive ASUS SonicMaster audio G501 features ASUS SonicMaster audio, incorporating ICEpower®, Bang & Olufsen technology, for high-quality sound. ASUS AudioWizard gives users five preset audio modes with settings tailored to suit different game genres.

ASUS ROG

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Lessen your worries on your PC with ASUS’ notebook 2-year global warranty! Now you have the opportunity to protect your investment with an extended global warranty worth Php2,500. This is available to select ASUS notebook models with pre-loaded Microsoft Windows™ 10.

~~~~ About ASUS~~~~

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.

51 Talk Ambassador : Michele Gumabao

51Talk
Michele Gumabao as 51Talk Ambassador

Michele Gumabao is an athlete, health and wellness advocate, entrepreneur and inspirational speaker who motivates young people to do more at their age. When she joined 51Talk, Michele conducted an online class to different learners. She has then spent time interacting with the students, teaching them the language and learning more about their culture.

Michele said that “From my experience, I’ve learned that patience and understanding are very important so that each session will be fulfilling and successful. Students have different learning curves, so I have to adjust and adapt to them so I can teach effectively.”

51 Talk Teacher Story Contest

51 Talk recently held “51 Talk Teacher Story” Contest, aimed to encourage their e-Educators to share their experience as online teachers. Three winners were chosen out of 250 entries based on uniqueness, inspirational appeal and over-all impact.

The winners were the following:

1st place : Teacher Moyee

2nd place : Teacher Lilydale

3rd place : Teacher Amorlove from Cebu

Read more about this here.

Visit 51Talk.com/ph for more info.

Posted by Treasure Jar on Oct 25th 2015 | Filed in Customer Care,FYI,Happenings,Launching,Philippines | Comments (0)

Alvin and the Chipmunks on Nickelodeon

Bagdasarian Productions’ brand new series ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks premiered yesterday, Friday, May 8 7.30pm (PH) on Nickelodeon.

Alvin and the Chipmunks are back on Nickelodeon in the all-new CG-animated series “ALVINNN!!!! And the Chipmunks”. This premiere marked the return of the franchise to television after 20 years. It is also the return of the duo Janice Karman and Ross Bagdasarian, who were both behind the original 1980s animated series and three blockbuster feature films.

ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks follows the friendship of Alvin, Simon, Theodore and The Chipettes as they face growing up and learning new life lessons.

Each episode will feature an original song produced by Bagdasarian. In the half-hour series premiere, Alvin is back in school but is not thrilled about it, that is, until he sees the new Principal and develops a crush. This episode is entitled “Principal Interest.”

In “Talking Teddy” episode, Theodore’s new talking-teddy bear is driving Alvin and Simon nuts. The two decide to rewire the bear to follow their instructions.

• After the premiere, new episodes of ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks will air weekends from Saturday, May 16 11am (PH) on Nickelodeon.

• Season one of the series will feature 52 x 11 minute episodes and is created by Janice Karman and produced by Bagdasarian Productions and OuiDO! Productions.

Alvin and The Chipmunks is a classic, global property that was created by Ross Bagdasarian Sr. in 1958. Considered to be one of the most successful kids brands in the world, Alvin and The Chipmunks has secured a loyal fan-base and garnered more than 50 million+ viewers in over 150 countries and five Emmy award nominations.

Posted by Treasure Jar on May 9th 2015 | Filed in From the Admin's Desk,FYI,Launching,television,Visual Delights | Comments (0)

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