Cement firms help make roads safer

Manila, Philippines. January 21, 2015 – Out of the 3,000 road accidents the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) recorded for the first two months of 2014 alone, almost 17% or 530 involved trucks. Knowing such accidents may have been prevented, the Cement Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines (CeMAP), the organization of local cement producers, recently held its 3rd annual summit entitled “Road Safety: Staying on the Right Track” in Cebu City.

Photo from philstar.com
Photo from philstar.com

 

The conference discussed the current best practices in road transportation management. CeMAP President Ernesto Ordoñez shares, “Over 55,000 tons of cement products are transported along our roads every day. With that much exposure on the road, we must ensure that our people and everyone else will always be on the safe side every inch of the way.”

With risks involved during transport, local cement firms employ various programs like journey and fatigue management for drivers. The companies strictly monitor and control their drivers’ working hours, offer regular health checks and drug tests, implement proper diet and exercise programs, and provide rest facilities among others.  Competency testing, personnel qualification and training, regular maintenance check of transport vehicles, and emergency preparedness and response training are likewise done to ensure safety on the road.

 

 

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New Lenovo tablets for world travellers

Inconvenient security checks and excess baggage weight caused by bulky and heavy gadgets, tray-table constraints, and outlet outage can instantly turn excited travellers into cranky ones during an out-of-town vacation. Fortunately, for those travelling during long holidays, technology leader Lenovo has launched a slew of handy, ultraflexible multi-mode tablets to ease the pain points of travelling with technology.

Yoga Tablet 2
Yoga Tablet 2

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2: Intuitive usage and long battery life for the discerning traveler

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 is equipped with 18 hours of battery life, an ergonomic handle, a new and improved kickstand, and four incredibly intuitive modes to effortlessly stay connected while on vacation. Whether browsing through e-books with the Hold mode during a long road trip, doing a video call with relatives back home with the Stand mode, playing with apps using Tilt mode when in transit, or answering e-mails with the Hang mode at the comfort of one’s hotel room, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 covers travellers’ requirements in a portable form factor that can easily fit into a backpack.

In addition, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 also has a high-definition 8MP rear camera so travellers can instantly capture fond memories and sights wherever they are. Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 also sports a dual band Wi-Fi and a micro USB with OTG connection that allows users to charge their phones with a separate cable on the go to stay connected while travelling.

Yoga Tablet 2 Pro
Yoga Tablet 2 Pro

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro: Home entertainment away from home

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro has a built-in Pico projector that projects up to a 50-inch display on any wall or ceiling, instantly transforming any ordinary hotel room or train compartment into a mini theater. With an incredible 8W sound system featuring JBL twin front-facing speakers, 5W bass subwoofer, Dolby surround sound, and a dazzling Quad High Definition (QHD) screen with 2560 x 1440 resolution, travellers won’t have to groan again when they need to endure 19-hour train journeys or car rides.

Like the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2, Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro also features Hold, Tilt, Stand and Hang modes, allowing travellers to work, play, and connect with relatives back home while on vacation.

Pricing and Availability

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 is priced at Php13,999 (Wi-Fi) and Php19,999 (LTE Wi-Fi) for the eight-inch and 10-inch variants respectively, while SRP for the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is at Php33,999.

The eight-inch LenovoYoga Tablet 2 also comes with a free Intel starter pack which features Music Maker 2014, Movie Edit Pro 2014, GT Racing 2 and others.

Both the Yoga Tablet 2 and Yoga Tablet 2 are now available through select Lenovo Exclusive Stores (LES), authorized retailers, and Lenovo Mobile Exclusive Stores (LMES) nationwide.

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Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $39 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode YOGA brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Motorola brand), tablets and apps.

 

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