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‘Conflicts in schedule’ | Palparan hearing postponed anew

‘Conflicts in schedule’ | Palparan hearing postponed anew.....»»

Category: newsSource: bulatlat bulatlatJul 17th, 2017

Davao Chamber supports DENR Secretary Lopez

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 March) – Local business leaders expressed support for the confirmation of Environment Secretary Regina Lopez by the Commission on Appointments amid objections by pro-mining groups and business organizations. Lopez’s confirmation hearing was scheduled for March 1 but was postponed due to the reorganization in the Senate. No definite schedule was set so [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 6th, 2017

Lopez confirmation hearing moved to May

MANILA, Philippines — Confirmation hearings for Environment Secretary Gina Lopez have been postponed anew and pushed back two months......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 6th, 2017

NBA poised to set another three-point record

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Another year. Another record. The NBA’s 3-point craze is not slowing down. Sometime this weekend, almost certainly during one of the nine games on Friday night’s (Saturday, PHL time) schedule, someone will connect from beyond the arc and take the NBA to yet another long-distance level. For the sixth consecutive season, NBA teams will combine to set a leaguewide three-point record. There have already been 23,635 three-pointers made this season, and the league is more than eight percent ahead of the pace established last year, when the total across the NBA was 23,748. So clearly, the reliance on the three-pointer is not going to lessen anytime soon. “I think it’s a trend for a while — but at some point it has to peak,” said Cleveland forward Kevin Love, one of the many NBA big men who has no trouble making three's, and that’s a big reason why the totals are soaring. “Every position, 1 through 5, is now shooting three's. You see that as such a weapon. It makes the game fun, makes it interesting. There’s definitely a lot of spacing out there and it’s wild to see.” Thing is, that peak isn’t visible. Out of 30 teams, 19 are either on pace to set — or have already set — franchise records for made three's this season, and a couple others are within reasonable striking distance. There are shooters now all over the league. Only four seasons ago, the total of NBA players who made at least 100 triples was 57. This year, that total is going to be close to doubled. Across the NBA this season, 91 percent of players have attempted at least one three-pointer and 81 percent of players have made at least one. Rookies are making them; Utah’s Donovan Mitchell has 172 and is closing in on the record for a first-year player, that being 185 by Portland’s Damian Lillard. Also making them are seven-footers; eight guys listed at 7'0" or better will likely get to the 100 mark by the end of the season. And the league as a whole is actually getting better at them. Accuracy from three-point range has gone up about 1.5 percent over the last three seasons, definitely one of the reasons why scoring per game is higher than it’s been at any point in nearly 30 years. “We all like to get out there, shoot a lot of three's, spread the floor and try to move the ball as much as you can,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said. “Everybody is more or less the same ... with the same outline. Just get it done in different ways.” The first season where the NBA combined to make 15,000 3-pointers was 2009-10, and that seems like ages ago. The 20,000 plateau was broken just two seasons ago, and barring something very unusual this season’s total will top 25,000. Love knew the three-point pace was higher than ever. But he didn’t think the record would be set this early, and that the previous mark would be obliterated. “Wow. Wow. Wow,” Love said, upon hearing the numbers. Wow is right. The single-team mark is also about to fall, and then get left in the dust for good measure. Houston, which is quite obviously flourishing in D’Antoni’s free-flowing system and has the league’s best overall record, needs only 19 three's to set a season record and break the mark that the Rockets established ... you guessed it, last season. The Rockets average 15.5 three's per game, so it’s not outside the realm of possibility that the team record also falls on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). It was only two years ago that Golden State became the first team to make 1,000 triples in a season — and the Rockets are on pace to get near 1,300 this season. “It’s safe to say a Mike D’Antoni team will be the first team that averages 50 three's in a game,” Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We can laugh at that now. But it will happen, and his team will probably be the first to do it. His first team that allegedly changed the game only averaged 23 three's a game, that 2004-05 Suns team. And look where they are now, basically doubling that up almost.” He’s exaggerating for effect, but only slightly. That team in Phoenix averaged just under 25 three-point attempts per game. This season’s Rockets are averaging nearly 43, and have gotten 50 or more attempts from deep up 12 times this season. It works for them: Houston is 11-1 in those games. It’s a statistically irrelevant sample size with which to draw a comparison, but the other teams to take at least 50 3s in a game this season — Brooklyn twice, Boston once — are 0-3. “I’m sure there’s a ceiling,” Orlando coach Frank Vogel said. “I just don’t know what it is.” Neither does anyone else......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 30th, 2018

Count PH out of wars, Duterte tells US

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday took a swipe anew at the United States (US), saying Washington should count Manila out of any expeditions or wars. Speaking at the graduation rites of the Philippine National Police Academy in Silang, Cavite, Duterte said he would not allow the Philippines to be dragged again into conflicts involving the [...] The post Count PH out of wars, Duterte tells US appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Pimentel to Cordillerans: There ll be 2019 elections despite charter change efforts

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – The Senate’s first hearing on charter change in Northern Luzon on Friday, March 16, was more about reassuring people that the 2019 midterm elections will not be postponed.  “Huwag kayong matakot sa multo na wala doon (Don't imagine ghosts),” said Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, who attended the provincial ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

De Lima s arraignment postponed anew

MANILA, Philippines — The camp of detained Sen. Source link link: De Lima's arraignment postponed anew.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

De Lima s arraignment postponed anew

MANILA, Philippines — The camp of detained Sen......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Senate postpones hearing on RROW ‘scam’ in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 14 March) — The highly-anticipated Senate investigation here on Friday into the alleged P8.7 billion road right-of-way (RROW) “scam” has been rescheduled anew next week. Vice Mayor Shirlyn Banas-Nograles said Wednesday the Senate blue ribbon and public works committees have moved the hearing to March 22-23 to allow more senators to […] The post Senate postpones hearing on RROW ‘scam’ in GenSan appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Palparan & apos;self-destructs& apos; at final hearing of Cadapan-Empeno disappearance case – lawyers - InterAksyon

Palparan 'self-destructs' at final hearing of Cadapan-Empeno disappearance case – lawyers - InterAksyon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Palparan ‘self-destructs’ at final hearing of Cadapan-Empeno disappearance case – lawyers

Human rights lawyers acting as private prosecutors in the trial of retired general Jovito Palparan for the disappearance of two University of the Philippines students said he “self-destructed” when he took the stand on the last hearing of the case Thursday, February 15......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Ex-poll chief Bautista snubs probe anew, asks Senate to recall subpoena

Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andres Bautista on Monday snubbed anew the Senate banks committee hearing in connection with the possible violation of the anti-money laundering law.   Source link link: Ex-poll chief Bautista snubs probe anew, asks Senate to recall subpoena.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

BLOGTABLE: Can Bucks make a push for third in the East?

NBA.com blogtable With Jabari Parker set to return to the lineup this week, can you see the Milwaukee Bucks securing a top three seed in the East? * * * David Aldridge: I don’t think so. The Cavs and Wizards, with Kevin Love and John Wall each out at least six weeks with hand and knee injuries, are both vulnerable to be sure and likely to be bottom four in the East rather than top four. But I have the feeling Miami’s going to be a buyer at the deadline and add another piece in order to rise to and solidify that third spot. Now, if Milwaukee moves John Henson or otherwise makes an impact deal at the deadline to add more shooting, I might feel differently about it. Plus, I do think it’s going to take Parker a while to get back up to speed, and that adjustment period could cost Milwaukee in the short term. Steve Aschburner: With Parker set to return and with Kevin Love out for 6-8 weeks with a broken hand and with John Wall missing 6-8 weeks to knee surgery? That’s how the question really sets up, with two of the three reachable teams ahead of Milwaukee in the standings losing the services of a vital player for the near future. But y’know what, I’ll still say no. First, the Bucks will have their own adjustments to make to adding a player rather than subtracting one -- they’ve got to learn anew how to best blend Parker, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe. Second, Milwaukee doesn’t need the first three seeds but it sure could use the fourth for homecourt edge in Round 1. If we get a little more separation among those teams, that’s where I see the Bucks aiming: No. 4. Trey Kerby: Jabari Parker will help the Bucks in a lot of different ways -- more scoring, more shooting, another starter-caliber player on the court to take a little responsibility off the shoulders of Giannis and Bledsoe -- but he’s still just 22 years old and coming off his second knee injury in four NBA seasons. Considering the Bucks are chasing teams that have one of the best offenses (the Raptors), defenses (Celtics) or players (Cavaliers) in the league, I can’t see them making a realistic run at a top three spot in the Eastern Conference. Homecourt advantage in the first round should be the goal for this team. Tas Melas: Whose spot would they take? The Celtics and the Raptors aren’t going anywhere, but the 3rd-seeded Cavs, in the words of the late Tom Petty, are "Free Fallin’". I would pick Miami as more likely to jump Cleveland based on a more home-heavy schedule and less growing pains of working with a new (interim) coach and new-ish rotational player. Shaun Powell: Uh, no. You're asking Jabari Parker to hit the ground running after missing two-thirds of the season, and the Bucks are also getting used to a new coach and a tweaked system at the moment. That's a lot going on for a team that's still very inconsistent. Their ceiling is the four or five spot because Miami is on a roll and the Cavs will figure it out in time to prevent a free-fall in the standings. John Schuhmann: Kevin Love's injury might make things more interesting, but it's still hard to see Parker giving the Bucks enough to catch the Cavs for third place in the East. Prior to getting hurt last season, he didn't move the needle much on either end of the floor. But the hope should be that he can help in the minutes when Giannis Antetokounmpo is on the bench, when the Bucks have been almost 14 points per 100 possessions worse than in the minutes with Antetokounmpo on the floor. Either way, Milwaukee is the clear favorite to secure the 4 seed in the East, and not because Parker is coming back. The Wizards are without John Wall for the next 6-8 weeks and Miami isn't as good as their record (they're 4th in the East with the conference's 10th best point differential). Sekou Smith: No. I can't see it right now. Not from here. But that doesn't mean it's impossible. Jabari Parker could provide the Bucks with a huge boost if he's ready to get back to playing the way he was before his latest injury occurred. But that's asking a lot, more than what is fair, to be honest. Parker is probably eager to prove me, and anyone else who doubts the Bucks' lofty playoff ambitions, wrong. And he should be. But not at the expense of his comeback. He has to find his rhythm first. And with a new point guard and new head coach, that won't be as easy as some people think. A top four seed should be the carrot the Bucks chase the rest of the way. Anything beyond that is a bonus......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

Senate subpoenas anew ex-poll chief Bautista

THE SENATE committee on banks, financial institutions and currencies on Tuesday subpoenaed former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairperson Andres D. Bautista for his failure anew to attend the committee’s inquiry on his alleged violations of the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA). The summons ordered Mr. Bautista to appear on the scheduled Feb. 12 hearing to answer […] The post Senate subpoenas anew ex-poll chief Bautista appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Comelec sets 3rd hearing on deferral of May 2018 Brgy, SK polls in Mindanao

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set its third public hearing on the postponement of the May 14, 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in Mindanao, following the one-year extension of martial law there.   Another public hearing has been scheduled for January 23 at the Grand Caprice Restaurant and Convention Center in Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City.   "The consultations are precisely meant to help the Comelec determine whether or not the upcoming elections should be postponed in Mindanao," said poll spokesperson James Jimenez.   It may be recalled that last December, Congress approved President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial ...Keep on reading: Comelec sets 3rd hearing on deferral of May 2018 Brgy, SK polls in Mindanao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

3 SC justices in attendance as HoR hearing on Sereno impeachment complaint resumes

MANILA, Philippines – Three Supreme Court Associate Justices showed up Monday morning as the House committee on justice tackled anew the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Associate Justice Samuel Martires was to testify on the resolution he penned on the application for survivorship benefits of spouses of justices and judges. Associate Justices […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Senate resumes Cha-cha hearing on Jan. 17

The Senate will open discussions anew on the proposed amendment or revision of the 1987 Constitution next Wednesday, January 17, after the House of Representatives finished deliberations on the P3.767-trillion national budget for 2018 and the new government tax program TRAIN......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Indonesia politician’s graft trial delayed by stomach woes

JAKARTA, Indonesia --- A top Indonesian politician accused of involvement in one of the country's biggest corruption scandals told a court on the first day of his trial he's suffering a stomach complaint, forcing a postponement while his medical condition is checked. Lawyers for Setya Novanto, the former speaker of Indonesia's parliament, argued Wednesday he was too ill to stand trial but prosecutors said he was in good health. Judges postponed the hearing until later in the day. Novanto was allegedly part of a conspiracy of dozens of officials who used the introduction of an electronic ID system to steal more than $170 million of public money. He evaded questioning by anti-...Keep on reading: Indonesia politician’s graft trial delayed by stomach woes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

No arraignment for De Lima this holiday

  Sen. Leila de Lima will be celebrating the coming Christmas and New Year still detained and for a longer period of time. This after she still failed to enter her plea before the Muntinlupa court anew on Friday, after Department of Justice prosecutors moved to amend the third of the three drug charges filed against her. The arraignment of De Lima and her co-accused at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 206 was deferred after the prosecution filed a motion to admit amended information on Thursday. Judge Patria Manalastas-De Leon still has C to notify the parties of the new schedule of their hearings, but De Lima's camp said it would not be before the year end...Keep on reading: No arraignment for De Lima this holiday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

60 years on, hearing anew explosive Little Richard

The world had never heard anything quite like it. With his ferocious howl and lightning-quick piano, Little Richard fired an opening salvo of what would be called rock ‘n’ roll. #BeFullyInformed 60 years on, hearing anew explosive Little Richard NEW YORK (AFP) – The world had never heard anything quite like it. With his ferocious… link: 60 years on, hearing anew explosive Little Richard.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Lady Tams face Tigresses in beach volleyball Finals anew

Far Eastern University set up another championship date against archrival and unbeaten defending champion University of Sto. Tomas in the 80th UAAP women’s beach volleyball tournament at the Sands SM by the Bay Friday. The twice-to-beat Lady Tamaraws tandem of Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza dominated Diana Carlos and Ayel Estrañero of University of the Philippines, 21-8, 21-18, in their rain-delayed stepladder semifinals match to march back into the best-of-three Finals against the Tigresses pair of Sisi Rondina and Caitlyn Viray. Due to inclement weather, Game 1 of the championship series, which was supposed to be played Friday afternoon, was postponed and moved Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Heavy rain and strong winds halted the match briefly with FEU leading 18-16 in the second set. But the short stoppage proved to be just a short delay as Lady Tams continued with their rampage when game resumed to secure the last Finals slot. UP showed De La Salle University’s Tin Tiamzon and May Luna the exit door Thursday night, 17-21, 21-19, 15-12, in the first semis stepladder match.      UST swept the seven-game elimination round to advance outright to the Finals that duplicated their feat last year. The Tigresses needed three games to turn back the Lady Tams and reclaim the crown last year.   In the men’s division, defending champion UST returned to the Finals after KR Guzman and Anthony Arbasto eliminated the tandem of last year’s runner-up Jude Garcia and Jeremiah Barrica of Far Eastern University, 21-17, 21-16, in the stepladder semis. The Tigers will challenge the unbeaten National University pair of Bryan Bagunas and James Natividad in the best-of-three Finals Saturday.    FEU booted out Ateneo's Marck Espejo and Karl Baysa, 21-15, 21-16, in Thursday's night opening men's stepladder match.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 13th, 2017