Group accuses Apple supplier of labor abuses

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Foreign airlines urged to use GPS at San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. aviation officials have advised all foreign airlines to use a GPS system instead of visual reckoning and cockpit instruments when landing at San Francisco International Airport in the wake of the deadly Asiana Airlines crash. The Federal Aviation Administration issued the recommendation Sunday, saying in a statement that it had noticed …

Students to explore filmmaking with Google Glass

LOS ANGELES — Beauty is in the eye of the Google Glass wearer. At least that’s what the Internet search giant hopes a handful of young filmmakers will discover. Google is enlisting film students from five colleges to help it explore how its wearable computing device can be used to make movies. The $1,500 Google …

IdeaSpace partners with National Instruments to support tech startups

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Visayas trees now in print

DESPITE a sudden downpour last July 24, guests from across Cebu province witnessed the unveiling of the first publication that compiles Philippine trees in the Visayas region and aims to provide comprehensive information about these indigenous tree species. Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (Rafi) launched the Manual on Native Trees in the Visayas at the Eduardo

Biri rock formation is among hot spots

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) in Eastern Visayas has called on the public to vote for Biri Island Rock Formation in Biri, Northern Samar in the Search for Top 10 Philippine Gems. Biri Island became popular when actors Dawn Zulueta and Richard Gomez shoot their sizzling scenes in the picturesque rock formations for their movie

Endurance test? Yes, for commuters, too

SOME roads in the cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu will be closed on Sunday for the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines, the triathlon that is expected to draw at least 2,000 athletes from 35 countries.

Authorities hope the endurance test won’t test the patience of commuters as much as last year’s event did. Read the rest of this entry

Below is the traffic advisory map:

Ironman 70.3 Philippines traffic advisory

DETOURS. Some roads in the cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu will be closed on Sunday for the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines, the country’s major triathlon event that is expected to draw more than 2,000 athletes from at least 35 countries.

Padilla’s first Ironman 70.3 race

THE Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines draws many international triathletes from around the world, even those who are contenders in the infamous Kona Ironman in Hawaii.

In its second year in Cebu, Philippines, the event did not only encourage more world champions like Pete Jacons and Caroline Steffen to go back, it also gathered some of Cebu’s young triathletes.

Let’s get to know one of them.Read more