Wednesday, September 28, 2016

adidas releases Crazylight 2016 James Harden Arizona State University

Press release

The latest James Harden Crazylight 2016 drops and pays tribute to James’ alma mater: Arizona State University. 


James' path to the NBA took shape at ASU, where he created a style all his own as a lights out three-point shooter with Eurostep drives to the rim. 

“Arizona State helped mold me into the man I am today and this is my chance to show love, respect and how much they mean to me,” James explained. “I’ve been up there practicing this summer and it’s one big family. You find certain things in life, and you get attached to them. It’s no different with ASU.” 

The ASU edition Kicks feature a light gray jacquard upper, maroon detailing and Harden’s No. 13 badge accented in gold on the tongue. Crazylight 2016 incorporates full-length BOOST cushioning, a TPU forefoot roll cage and reengineered fast traction to amplify control at all angles of play.

The Crazylight 2016 ASU Edition is already being sold in Titan stores for P7,995.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

ADIDAS AND DAMIAN LILLARD STRIKE WITH SHARK BLACK EDITION

Press release

An offensive force at the top of the NBA food chain, Damian Lillard continues to grind during off-season workouts as he prepares for his fifth year in the league. Representing Dame’s primal on-court instinct and ability to attack defenses at will, adidas strikes with the D Lillard 2 Shark Black edition.


His latest D Lillard 2 features tonal black treatment, hits of red, Oak Print detailing on the lack lock, heel counter, outsole and BOUNCE midsole with unique chain stitch embroidery along the silhouette’s upper.

Shark Blackis already available in all leading adidas stores and retail partners for P5,995.

Follow the conversation @adidashoops on Twitter and Instagram with #DLillard2.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

THE FALL OF USHER SETS SIX PERFORMANCES ON OCT. 7 - 8

Press release

The Theater House of Black, whose members recently staged the Filipino adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca's "The House of Bernarda Alba, " seems to have a penchant for houses that are shrouded in mystery.


Next off from the group is "#14 Leandro Road," a Filipino theatrical adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's most celebrated short story, "The Fall of the House of Usher," first published in 1839.

Devised by Jay Crisostomo IV and C.K. Bautista, "#14 Leandro Road," which is set on the dark chilly outskirts of Baguio City, is scheduled for six performances at Power Mac Center Spotlight in Circuit Makati on October 7 and 8, 2016.

"As a group, we wanted to stage stories that talk about families and stories that have been forgotten or are deemed underrated by the world," said Harry David, producer-production manager. "At the same time adapt them in Filipino and apply a Philippine twist to the stories so they would be more relevant and relatable to our audience."

"Poe's short story is about a family whose members long to come out from their gilded cage. They struggle to find happiness in dreams and achieve them but shown in a very macabre and creepy way. With that, not a lot of theater houses venture into the horror, suspense, and thriller genre. So, again as a group, we wanted to produce more plays that are categorized in this canon," he added.

"#14 Leandro Road" is a horror story, which blurs the line between the real world and the supernatural. It follows Ed/Edna Ramos, a real estate agent, who is invited by Rudy/Pilar Laperal, a grade school friend she hasn't seen for almost 20 years, to come and visit the latter's house. As soon as Ed/Edna arrives, he/she finds out that Rudy/Pilar lives with two other people: his/her ill brother/sister and the family doctor, Dra. Lita Dumas. As the days go by, the house guest finds out that both siblings are suffering from a mental illness. At the same time, both are keeping a secret that has been buried all these years.

Directed by Jay Crisostomo IV, "#14 Leandro Road" stars Harry David/Gold Villar (Ed/Edna), Migui Moreno/Mosang (Rudy/Pilar), GryGimena/SkyzxLabastilla (Anton/Anna), Patricia Ismael (Dra. Lita Dumas), Peewee O'Hara (Donya Victorina), and May Bayot (Consuelo).

"The audience can expect to be entertained through spooky thrills; a few scares here and there, and leave the theatre asking questions about the points that were brought up in the play," David said.

For tickets (P350-P600) and show buying opportunities, call +63917 656 1109, +63917 638 1109 or visit TicketWorld.com.ph.

Microsoft Philippines Introduces the Office 365 E5

Almost all computer users if not all are using the Microsoft Office and who doesn’t?  The Office you enjoy can be integrated with the Cloud but you can still be assured for the security measures regarding connecting online.
Yvette Watson - Technology Solutions Professional of Microsoft Philippines

The Office 365 E5 offers analytics which means it gives you stats how much you spend online reading your e-mails. If you are worried about security breach and hacking, Office 365 also offers protection for your important data you saved in the cloud.

What impresses me with 365 is the integration of your online data with your mobile devices. Despite the digital devices, we still can’t stop using the LAN line phones because it is still useful in the office. But what happens if you are waiting for a LAN line call and you are still out and offline?

Yvette Watson of Microsoft demonstrates that you can still accommodate your calls via Skype for Business. When your office LAN phone receives a call, it is forwarded to your mobile phone with no extra charges. You can also call via mobile phones with Skype for Business.


The Office 365 E5 is available in three packages: Personal, Consumer and Enterprise packages. For more updates about Microsoft, follow this blog and like L.E.N.S. blogs on Facebook.

Friday, September 23, 2016

KANYE WEST and adidas Originals drop the YEEZY BOOST 350 V2

Press release

Manila, Philippines – In 2015, the YEEZY BOOST 350 changed the game. This September, Kanye West and adidas Originals introduce a bold evolution of this style. The world’s most influential and sought-after shoe debuts with a flash of color, as first seen at the epic YEEZY SEASON 3 presentation at Madison Square Garden during New York fashion week in February 2016.

Redesigned yet true to its roots, the YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 is crafted with beautiful, premium materials that infuse adidas’ technology with Kanye West’s unmistakable aesthetic. The 350 V2 makes an audacious play for color with an upper composed of Primeknit in three impactful hues of yarn. A streak of solar red bears the mark ‘SPLY-350’. A semi-translucent rubber outsole and TPU sidewalls create a striking effect while providing superior traction. 

The YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 midsole utilizes adidas’ innovative BOOST™ technology to create a durable, shock-resistant, responsive sole. At the same time, the breakthrough Primeknit material leverages adidas’ most advanced digital knitting techniques to fit like a second skin. Featuring the distinct center stitching on its upper as well as the signature ribbed outsoles, the YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 pays homage to its predecessor. 

The YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 will hit stores globally on September 24th, 2016 and retails for P11,495.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

RIVER SAFARI’S GIANT PANDAS KAI KAI AND JIA JIA CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS WITH HONEY-FLAVOURED ICE CAKES

Press release

SINGAPORE – Keepers at River Safari recently threw a birthday bash for giant pandas—Kai Kai and Jia Jia—with honey-flavoured ice cakes decorated with apple and carrot slices, some of their favourite treats.
 
ABOVE: Kai Kai and Jia Jia enjoying their honey-flavoured ice cakes. In a recent update to their Red List of Threatened Species, giant pandas were downgraded to ‘Vulnerable’ from ‘Endangered’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Photo credits: Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Male Kai Kai celebrates his ninth birthday today, and female Jia Jia turned eight on 3 September 2016. Their ice cakes weighed a collective 7kg, and took keepers four days to make. 

Both giant pandas arrived in River Safari in 2012 on a 10-year loan from China. Kai Kai and Jia Jia entered their second mating season in April earlier this year, but both natural mating and artificial insemination had been unsuccessful. From weeks of displaying pseudo-pregnancy behaviour, female panda Jia Jia is gradually returning to a quiet life of normalcy.
 
ABOVE LEFT: Nor Faizah Bt Abdul Aziz, 23, Junior Keeper, and Halim Ali, 49, Assistant Curator, putting the final touches on Kai Kai’s cake.
ABOVE RIGHT: Ivan Ang, 26, Junior Keeper, gently placing sliced carrots on Jia Jia’s cake. Giant pandas consume up to 20kg of bamboo daily, and Kai Kai and Jia Jia also enjoy fruits, vegetables and high fibre biscuits. Photo credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Keepers and vet remain optimistic for a future Singapore panda cub as Jia Jia is still very young (teenager in human years), and will continue to employ conservation breeding techniques proven to be successful before in other zoos.