Saturday, November 5, 2016

Lenovo Continues Support for the Youth, Renews Partnership with TAYO Foundation

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Lenovo Philippines and TAYO Foundation renews partnership for the 14th TAYO Awards
(L-R) Anna Abola, Marketing Communications Manager, Lenovo Philippines, Michael Ngan, Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines, Mr. Rollie Fabie, Co-Chairman of TAYO Awards Foundation, and Gio Tiongson, Former NYC Chairperson and Chief Political Officer, Office of Senator Bam Aquino

Lenovo is back as the exclusive technology partner of the Ten Accomplished Youth Organization (TAYO) Foundation, Inc. for the 14th TAYO Awards. The TAYO Awards is the country’s leading annual search that aims to discover and recognize exceptional organizations of young Filipinos who have contributed to the progress of their communities or schools through innovative and valuable projects.

As the official technology partner of the TAYO Awards, Lenovo will provide laptops and tablets to the organization to help throughout the screening process.

“Lenovo believes that life rewards those who never stand still. Through our partnership with TAYO Foundation, we are able to give recognition to our youth who never stop making progress to make the world a better place in their own ways,” said Michael Ngan, Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines.

Lenovo has been the official technology partner of the TAYO Foundation, Inc. for the TAYO Awards for 5 years now.

Marrakech Presents an Opportunity to Accelerate Global Climate Action

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UN climate negotiators will have an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate global climate action when they meet just days after the world’s first universal climate deal becomes a legally binding global agreement.

The talks, which must now clarify rules for implementation and a clear the way for ambitious, accelerated climate commitments, begins in Marrakech, Morocco on 7 November.

“Marrakech is about getting down to business, clarifying the Paris Agreement’s rules of engagement, and empowering governments, businesses, cities, and other sectors to make increasingly ambitious commitments. We must leave these negotiations having a more solid framework, but knowing we already have all the power to create the world we need,” said Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, leader of WWF International’s Climate and Energy Practice.

The Paris Agreement is now the global roadmap for climate action. We have moved from a period of promise to an era of action. Now, we must hold leaders accountable for delivering on commitments to limit rising global temperatures.

“Decisions made in the next few years will largely determine if we’re able to achieve the 1.5°C warming threshold agreed in Paris or if we take the unthinkable option of blowing right past it,” said Pulgar-Vidal. 

In Marrakech, negotiators must focus on:
  • Creating clearer guidelines for this new global agreement: With the Paris Agreement we have a plan of action but we have not finalised the rules that will govern this plan. All Parties involved need to leave COP22 with greater clarity on process and how they can meet and improve on their current climate pledges, so we can successfully deliver on the promise of the Paris Agreement.

  • Highlighting the role of collaboration between State and non-State actors: Many non-State actors are taking action now and this must send a signal to countries to take bolder actions themselves, before 2020, and build on this progress in subsequent years.

  • Underscoring the importance of the 2018 moment, and the need to ramp up the ambition before that date: 2018 is the next global opportunity to take stock of progress towards meeting the Paris goals and to mobilise for more ambitious climate plans (NDCs). There are additional opportunities to be capitalised on that depend on individual country leadership and cooperation among countries, critical to unleashing additional mitigation potential. Ramping up ambition before 2020  - when the next round of climate commitments take effect  - will be crucial to closing the gap between existing pledges for climate action and what we need do to reduce emissions to keep warming below 1.5°C and avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
Fred Kwame, regional director for WWF’s Regional Office for Africa, said it was meaningful that the first meeting of UN climate negotiators after the Paris COP, is taking place in Africa.

“Africa is one of the regions hardest hit by climate change. So support - especially on finance and technology transfer - is vital to ensure that African countries can fully implement their national climate plans. The Marrakech COP22 must ensure these issues are addressed with clear financing mechanisms of INDCs."

Friday, November 4, 2016

Globe Telecom Accepts Reservations for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Starting Oct. 28, 2016

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Globe announced it will offer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the best, most advanced iPhone ever, featuring an all-new advanced camera system, dust and water resistant design, stereo speaker system and the A10 Fusion chip which is the most powerful chip on any smartphone while delivering the best battery life ever in an iPhone. 

Customers can start reserving their iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus beginning Friday, October 28, 2016 via The new smartphones will be available through the Globe myLifestyle plans that already come with unlimited texts and calls to Globe/TM, mobile data and free access to content such as Netflix, Disney Channel Apps, HOOQ, and NBA, among others. 

Together with exclusive content, postpaid customers who are renewing their plans and will pre-order their iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus from Globe will not only get their new smartphones, but will also have the opportunity to give back to the community through the Globe of Good bundle. A first of its kind, the Globe of Good bundle gives customers a chance to be part of a meaningful cause through donations that will be made in their name. 

Participating recipient organizations include KIVA, an online crowdsourcing platform to support micro-enterprises; the Global Filipino Schools program that brings 21st century learning in public schools through ICT; and finally the Hineleban Foundation for the rehabilitation of forests in Northern and Central Mindanao. Upon receipt of their new phones, customers will receive the voucher that confirms their donation to all three organizations. 

“Packed with the latest upgrades in features and hardware, the new iPhone 7 is set to give all our customers a wonderful digital lifestyle experience. Apple has always given its users more reasons to enjoy the devices from all its updates. But what makes this year's launch extra special is the Globe of Good bundle that makes everything more meaningful. It is a good feeling when you acquire something new, and it gets even better knowing that you were able to be of help to others,” says Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business, Dan Horan. 

The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will also available on the Globe myBusiness Unli Plus Postpaid Plans. Globe myBusiness customers may get in touch with their respective account managers for complete details.

Postpaid customers can enjoy a more seamless mobile browning as Globe continues to expand its Long Term Evolution (LTE) footprint and migrate its customers to the LTE network. For postpaid customers who have yet to switch to LTE, they will receive their new LTE SIMs together with the new iPhone 7. The SIMs are free of charge and still carry their current mobile number. 
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is powered by iOS 10, the biggest release ever of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will also be available. 

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