Friday, August 31, 2012

Philippines Hit by Earthquake Magnitude 7.9 | Map and Details

An earthquake just hit the Philippine Island.

Here are the details.

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Location10.828°N, 126.677°E
Depth34.9 km (21.7 miles)
Distances94 km (58 miles) E of Sulangan, Philippines
106 km (65 miles) ESE of Guiuan, Philippines
161 km (100 miles) ESE of Borongan, Philippines
174 km (108 miles) NE of Surigao, Philippines
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 13.7 km (8.5 miles); depth +/- 5.8 km (3.6 miles)
ParametersNST=486, Nph=486, Dmin=433 km, Rmss=1 sec, Gp= 14°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusc000cc5m

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

SKECHERS Cebu Sale brings brighter days with bigger savings

Don’t let the weather dampen your style and spirit as August brings the most
formidable rain showers to the Visayas region. Enjoy big savings during the
SKECHERS Month-long Sale happening on August 1 to 31, 2012 at selected

Whether you buy GO Run shoes for Dad, a pair of Tone Ups for Mom or the
coolest BOBS for the teens, SKECHERS will surely keep everyone’s feet happy
and hip with their latest line of lifestyle and performance footwear. Don’t miss the
chance to avail big discounts up to 50% off on selected styles.

Catch the sale at the following venues: Bohol Quality Mall, Gaisano Kalibo,
Gaisano Tacloban, Gaisano Ormoc, SM Bacolod, SM Delgado and all
SKECHERS concepts stores nationwide. Visit SKECHERS’ concept store in the
Visayas at Level 2, Active Zone at Ayala Center Cebu for a wide selection of
footwear at discounted prices.

SKECHERS is a billion-dollar global leader in the lifestyle footwear industry and
a high-performance shoe brand founded in 1992. The company develops and
markets footwear that appeal to trend-savvy men, women and children.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 Nature at work in technology

Effortlessly smart and intuitively simple—there are no truer words to describe the new Samsung Galaxy SIII. Dubbed “The only challenger to the Apple iPhone 5” by Matt Warman of The Daily Telegraph, this new super phone from one of the world’s leaders in technology has taken the world by storm with its organic design and innate practicality. Inspired heavily by the flow and movement of nature’s elements and its wonders, it is the best-in-class smart phone in the market made especially to be an inimitable extension of its users’ lives.

A minimalist appeal
The soft ripple of water, the sparkle of crystal, the prevalent curvature of nature—these are only a few of the environmental elements that Samsung has seamlessly put together in their best smart phone design yet.
The Samsung Galaxy SIII is inspired by the environment and is created based on the Principles of Organic Design which evokes the elements of nature like the natural flow of wind, water and light in its hardware features. From Gaudi’s architecture and art in Spain to the unbridled modernity of Dubai, from the forests and aurora borealis of Finland to the cityscape of Singapore, the Galaxy SIII represents the final stage of mobile evolution with its uniquely human-led features.
The concept of the Samsung Galaxy SIII is built around natural human movements coupled with an engaging design. In fact, it is the very first Samsung product that was led by designers, not planners. It is softer to the touch, easier on the eyes. With its overall bezel curvature fitting right in the user’s hands, its 4.8” dimension proves to be the perfect balance between usability and portability. Reflecting the contours of nature, its back cover’s HyperGlaze has the look and feel of a water drop, mimicking the glint of lapis-lazuli and the sparkle of crystal.
With soft and subtle movements of nature in mind, the Samsung Galaxy SIII’s front portrays the images of flowing water, the side inspired by swaying grass, and the back evokes the picture of rolling water drops. All of these make the Samsung Galaxy SIII the most organically designed smart phone out in the market today.

An intelligent edge
With vast improvements made to its hardware, Samsung has also updated several aspects of its interface to complete the natural and human-like experience the Samsung Galaxy SIII has to offer.
The Ripple Unlock effect, where soft, water-like waves appear when touching or tapping the screen, is designed to evoke emotions with the image of subtle resonance in water. Its human-centric features, however, remains the icing on top of the ice cream sundae.
Based on natural usage patterns and human gestures, the Galaxy SIII is the most intuitive device in the Samsung Galaxy family. It knows and understands personalities and characters, providing optimized use of the device.
If you miss a call, the phone alerts you as soon as you pick it up. If you wink, the phone translates this into an animation of a wink that you can send to a friend; if you engage someone to a video call, the Galaxy SIII reshapes the image that you see to mimic actual eye contact; if you put a palm to the device, the device pauses any video in the background; if you want to take a picture, its movement detection feature transfers directly to the camera; and if you want to take down notes, the S-Memo feature from the Galaxy Note—which allows you to use natural handwriting for memos—has been carried over to this smart phone.
Running on an Android Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System, this smartphone also allows users to enjoy a futuristic visual theme to complement the overall hardware and interface.
Indeed, the Samsung Galaxy SIII has redefined the “smart” in smart phone. Inspired by nature, designed for humans, this marks the evolution of mobile technology from machine to man.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Shell Launches New Generation of Performance fuels in Cebu

Shell V-Power Nitro+ fuels build on over 100 years of R&D

Shell launches its latest generation of premium performance fuels namely Shell V-Power Nitro+ Gasoline, Shell V-Power Nitro+ Racing and Shell V-Power Nitro + Diesel. The new premium performance fuels, which will directly replace the Shell V-Power fuels and Shell Super Premium at no extra cost, is now available in all Shell stations in Cebu.

New Shell V-Power Nitro+ fuels are formulated to help improve engine performance and deliver more power and responsiveness compared to Shell Standard fuels. The fuels are designed to start acting instantly in your engine. “With these new gasoline and diesel fuels, we have built on the innovative and successful platform established by our best-selling Shell V-Power fuels and developed new formulations, designed to improve performance and to act instantly in your engine,” says Anthony Lawrence Yam, VP for Retail, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp (PSPC). “It’s exciting to be able to bring this new product to the Philippine market and I believe we have succeeded in making a good product even better! I would encourage drivers to try it and see for themselves what it can do.”

The next step in our performance fuel technology
The introduction of Shell V-Power Nitro+ fuels builds on more than a century of experience in fuels development by Shell. “We have around 120 passionate fuels scientists and specialists across the globe working on fuels innovation, development and implementation to meet the evolving needs of customers and their cars,” says Mae Ascan, Fuel Scientist from Shell Global Solutions. “At Shell, the development of fuel technology is an on-going process. Shell V-Power Nitro+ is the latest example of this; the next step in the Shell V-Power performance fuel technology story.”

Shell V-Power Nitro+ Gasoline replaces Shell Super Premium
Over the years, car engines have evolved, as have our consumers’ needs. In response, Shell developed Shell V-Power Nitro+ Gasoline to replace Shell Super Premium--at no extra cost.

“Shell V-Power Nitro+ Gasoline is our latest technology designed to improve performance and act instantly in your engine. The product contains increased detergents designed to prevent and clean-up deposits that affect engine performance. We have also increased the friction modifier content designed to instantly reduce friction in critical engine areas, thereby helping the engine deliver more power,” said Pia Que-Ang, Shell V-Power Brand Manager.

Track to road technology transfer with Ferrari
An integral part of Shell’s commitment to innovation in fuels development is its technical partnership with Ferrari. Fuels Scientist Mae Ascan : “Our close-working relationship with Ferrari provides us with an environment to test new fuels in extreme conditions. This gives us a better understanding of what will deliver improved power and performance. For example, in the Shell V-Power Nitro+ Gasoline available at the pump, we use the same friction modifiers as in the race fuels we develop for Ferrari Formula One cars.”

Designed to improve performance and act instantly in your engine
Shell V-Power Nitro+ fuels are designed for use in whatever car you drive and are formulated to get to work instantly when they hit the engine. The fuel formulations are designed to help control the build-up of deposits in new engines and help remove deposits in older engines to ultimately help improve performance.

Our Shell V-Power Nitro+ Diesel, for instance, is an improved formulation that contains a new, more powerful detergent technology for faster and more effective clean-up of diesel fuel injector systems compared to Shell Standard fuels, ready to act instantly when it hits the engine in even the latest generation of diesel engine technologies. In this way it is designed to restore and maintain engine power through active engine protection.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Shell announces launch of Shell FuelSave in Cebu

Replaces Shell Standard gasoline and diesel with new fuel-saving formulation

Shell introduces a breakthrough in fuel technology with the launch of Shell FuelSave Unleaded and Shell FuelSave Diesel to an energetic crowd last August 3 at the Ayala Center, Cebu. Specially formulated to help motorists save fuel, Shell FuelSave Unleaded comes as the replacement to Shell’s Super Unleaded, while Shell FuelSave Diesel takes over Shell Diesoline Ultra.

“Since its launch in Luzon last year, the Shell FuelSave line has been met with huge success by motorists there – helping gain us strong preference among motorists looking for fuel economy,” said Arlene P. Manalo, Pilipinas Shell Retail Marketing Manager.

The innovation behind the new fuels lies in the Shell Efficiency Improver. Shell FuelSave Unleaded contains an instantaneous fuel economy formula that is designed to improve fuel efficiency from the very first tank full. The formula helps to reduce energy losses by providing lubrication where engine oils are less effective, such as the upper piston ring. It is also designed to keep inlet valves clean, prevent deposits from forming, and help improve engine efficiency. Shell FuelSave Diesel’s formula, on the other hand, is designed to ignite and burn more effectively than Standard Diesel, helping to produce more efficient combustion in engines. It is also designed to help protect against the build-up of deposits that can reduce engine efficiency.

Shell recently sponsored a survey called the Shell FuelSave Index which showed that eighty-seven percent of Filipinos are willing to change their driving habits in order to save fuel while eighty-five percent have actually changed the way they drive to reduce their fuel consumption. According to Manalo, “In a time when people have become more conscious of fuel costs and energy conservation, petroleum companies are increasingly being challenged to adapt and respond to the various needs of motorists. Shell FuelSave is one way Shell helps the Philippine motorists get more out of their fuel.”

As part of its efforts to help cost-conscious motorists improve their fuel economy, Shell launched Target One Million, a campaign which aims to help one million motorists across the world learn how to save fuel. “In tandem with the introduction of Shell FuelSave Unleaded and Shell FuelSave Diesel, we have developed a series of interactive, online mini-games for people to complete at The mini-games have been designed to show motorists how the right choice of fuel and a few simple changes to their driving habits can help them save fuel, and in doing so, reduce their fuel costs,” Manalo explained, in accordance with Shell’s commitment to teaching 100,000 Filipinos practical driving tips that can help save fuel.

Target One Million represents the latest step in Shell’s ongoing efforts to provide smarter, more efficient products like Shell FuelSave Unleaded and Shell FuelSave Diesel, and promote smarter energy use amongst the world’s motorists. Previous initiatives to educate customers on saving fuel include crowning Europe and Asia’s Smartest FuelSavers in 2010 and setting a Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest Fuel Efficiency Lesson’ on Global Shell FuelSave Day in October 2011.

“All fuels are not the same. Your fuel economy can be improved through a combination of good driving habits and using the right fuel. When combined with the Shell FuelSave Tips, Shell fuels with Fuel Economy Formula (such as Shell FuelSave) can help you reduce your consumption and fuel costs by helping you get more out of every tank,” Manalo concluded.


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