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MTD to finish first phase of Clark City ahead of deadline

MTD to finish first phase of Clark City ahead of deadline.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

Seven takeaways from Lakers reported trade for Anthony Davis

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com Here are seven takeaways on the reported blockbuster trade sending New Orleans star forward Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers. 1. Davis gets what he wanted all along Davis and his camp, fronted by agent Rich Paul, first made noise about getting out of New Orleans in January, when he still had a year and a half to go before he even reached the player-option year in his Pelicans contract extension. New Orleans management, notably GM Dell Demps, resisted the power play then. Of course, Demps lost his job after resisting the trade demand and seeing the ripple effects undermine his own team’s season. Demps’ replacement, David Griffin, took over on a more traditional timeline -- one year out from the dreaded possibility of having a star free agent walk without compensation. After apparently trying to change Davis’ mind, Griffin did what he felt he had to do. So the six-time All-Star doesn’t have to wait until the summer of 2020, or even the trade deadline in February, to swap a less glamorous market for the bright lights and a franchise that has never won for the Lakers’ legacy of champions built around elite big men. 2. Will future franchise players do the same? What cost did Davis pay for his trade demand? Not much. His playing time plummeted from about 37 minutes in the first four months of 2018-19 to 22 in the 16 games he actually played after Jan. 18 (Jan. 19, PHL time). He did not participate at all in 21 games as New Orleans tried to protect its asset, which derailed any ambitions with which the Pelicans began the season. They went 12-24 in those 36 games to fall into the lottery – and land the No. 1 pick. But that didn’t concern Davis. He got what he wanted. The Pelicans got what they could. 3. Right package at right time for Pelicans There’s a time-value to money and there’s a time-value in trades, too. The best time for Griffin to deal was now, with the No. 4 pick in this year’s Draft in play to team with the No. 1 pick that presumably will be on Duke’s Zion Williamson. Landing that, along with two more first-round picks from the Lakers, a Draft pick swap, and players Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart (per ESPN’s report), shifts New Orleans into full rebuild mode with an exciting core of current and maybe future young players. Could Griffin have gotten more had he waited deeper into the offseason or heading toward the in-season trade deadline? Perhaps. But Boston, the other oft-purported suitor for Davis, no longer could count on teaming Davis with Kyrie Irving, who will explore free agency (and likely leave). Besides, the Celtics never did want to part with Jayson Tatum, so what they could offer the Pelicans was limited. Didn’t matter, anyway. Griffin didn’t want to drag this into a new season. In fact, he might work the phones to find point guard Jrue Holiday’s market value. As strong as Holiday is as a leader and two-way player, at 29 with 10 seasons in, he’s out of sync with the new era in N’Awlins. 4. Griffin should have held out for Kyle Kuzma OK, the Lakers had committed publicly to keeping Kuzma, the overachieving forward and No. 27 pick in 2017, out of the deal. And as noted above, the Pelicans were on the clock to make a clean break with Davis pre-Draft. But would the Lakers really have scuttled the deal if Griffin had held out for Kuzma? Some say yes, as the time factor gave them leverage. I’m not so sure. I’m reminded of the blockbuster deal that sent Kevin Garnett from Minnesota to Boston in 2008. Word eventually got out that Kevin McHale, the Wolves’ president of basketball operations, had wanted a raw point guard named Rajon Rondo in the package of players Minnesota received. His Celtics’ counterpart and buddy, Danny Ainge, pushed Sebastian Telfair instead. But with Paul Pierce and Ray Allen on board, and Garnett so close to his wearing o’ the green, would Ainge have blown up the trade over young Rondo? Same applies here. So the positive spin on Kuzma staying put is, the Lakers did well to keep him. 5. LeBron gets his greatest sidekick yet That statement might offend a few folks. Dwyane Wade for one. Maybe Irving, Chris Bosh or Kevin Love, too. Heck, Davis might bristle at the idea of being anyone’s “sidekick” after being the man in Mardi Gras to this point in his career. But the truth can’t be controversial, and the success of this deal will be measured in the short-term by how well Davis meshes with James in the superstar’s quest for a fourth ring and beyond. Some believed that agent Rich Paul, who represents both James and Davis, was more concerned with helping the former than the latter, which Paul refuted a few days before news came out on this blockbuster trade. Who’s to say AD wouldn’t have thrived and won sooner in Boston had the Celtics and Pelicans worked out a Kawhi-like rent-a-player price? What if James not only is past his best years, but his most durable ones, and injuries intervene as he heads to age 35 and beyond to stymie title hopes? For James, though, there’s no downside to this. Ingram, because of the blood clot issue that cut short his 2018-19 season, is an unknown for now. Ball isn’t essential with James as a ball dominator. Hart actually backslid in his second season. And James has little or no use for draft picks at this stage of his career. Davis is good enough to carry the bigger load relative to James, more than any of his past Super Friends who all caught him in his extended prime. But it’s still to be determined how they’ll work that out – the two previous elite big men that he played alongside, Bosh and Love, wound up as No. 3 options once they teamed with James. 6. Kemba Walker might be next in Lakers’ sights Walker is a free agent who has served his time in Charlotte, a team that might not want to be locked into a super-max deal for their lone star anyway. He would be a nice backcourt complement to James and Davis, another scorer if not the pure shooter L.A. would seem to need. Speaking of which, that suggests other free-agent implications as the Lakers search for shooters. Say, if not J.J. Redick himself, then the next Redick perhaps. 7. So long Warriors, hello Lakers in 2020 Finals? You’ve got to admit, it would be something to see LeBron James pop up on the Western Conference’s finalist vying for a championship, in what lately has been Golden State’s accustomed spot. That’s what some anticipated for this June, until the Lakers went sideways with injuries and dysfunction. But with ESPN’s report of the Davis trade, a team that already was ranked atop the NBA’s contenders for 2020 saw its odds improve. Caesars Sportsbook put the Lakers as 7-2 favorites, ahead of the Bucks (6-1), the L.A. Clippers (6-1), the newly crowned Raptors (8-1), the Rockets (8-1) and what would be a distinctly different Warriors team (11-1). Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 16th, 2019

US grants energy-hungry Iraq new Iran sanctions waiver – source

BAGHDAD, Iraq – The United States has granted Iraq another 90-day waiver to continue with vital energy imports from neighboring Iran despite re-imposed sanctions , a government source said Saturday, June 15. The extension came after "long discussions" with Washington ahead of a looming deadline on a previous extension granted in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2019

Bong Go biggest spender in senatorial race

WITH 11 of the 12 senators who won in the 2019 midterm elections having submitted their reports on campaign expenses and contributions before the June 13 deadline, the top spender turned out to be former presidential special assistant Christopher Lawrence “Bong” T. Go who spent over P161 million on his campaign......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 14th, 2019

Brexit figurehead Johnson tops first-round vote for British PM

LONDON, United Kingdom (UPDATED) – Brexit figurehead  Boris Johnson came top by a landslide in a first-round vote on Thursday, June 13, for a leader to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May as the deadline for leaving the EU looms. In the ballot of Conservative MPs, former London mayor Johnson secured ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2019

Mga kandidato sa 'Halalan2019, humabol sa deadline ng pagpasa ng SOCE

Manila, Philippines – Ilang mga kandidatong tumakbo sa midterm elections noong Mayo 13 ang nakapaghain na ng kani-kanilang Statement of Contribution and Expenditures (SOCE) sa Commission on Elections (Comelec), kasabay nang pagsapit ng deadline sa […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJun 13th, 2019

Big brands break pledge to not destroy forests – report

PARIS, France – A rainforest area the size of Spain will have been destroyed by firms growing consumer staples like palm oil in the decade to 2020 – the industry's self-imposed deadline to end deforestation, Greenpeace said Tuesday, June 11. Some of the world's largest consumer brands – including Nestle and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2019

SOCE filing deadline moved to June 13 COMELEC

BAGUIO CITY, June 7(PIA) -- The Commission on Elections(COMELEC) has extended for one day the deadline of filing the Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) of all candidates in the May.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 8th, 2019

SOCE filing deadline moved to June 13 COMELEC

BAGUIO CITY, June 7(PIA) -- The Commission on Elections(COMELEC) has extended for one day the deadline of filing the Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) of all candidates in the May.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 8th, 2019

A week before deadline, only one candidate submits SOCE in Mandaue City 

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Only one candidate in Mandaue City has filed his Statement of Contributions and Expenditures before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as of Thursday, June 6, 2019. So far, only City Councilor-elect Jimmy Lumapas has submitted his SOCE. The Comelec office in Mandaue City received Lumapas’ SOCE at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, […] The post A week before deadline, only one candidate submits SOCE in Mandaue City  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2019

Daan, Frasco file Soces ahead of Comelec’s June 12 deadline

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More than three weeks have passed since the May 13, 2019 midterm polls, but only two candidates have so far filed their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (Soce) before the Cebu Provincial Commission on Elections (Comelec) office. Reelected Cebu first district Board Member Yolanda “Yoly” Daan submitted her Soce this morning, […] The post Daan, Frasco file Soces ahead of Comelec’s June 12 deadline appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2019

Kailan ba naging totoo ang SOCE?

KAMAKAILAN ay nagpaalala at nagbanta ang Commission on Elections (Comelec) at Department of the Interior and Local  Government (DILG) sa mga tumakbong kandidato na mabibigong ipasa ang kanilang Statement of Contributions and Expenses (SOCE) hanggang sa deadline nito sa 13 Hunyo 2019. Sa mga nanalong kandidato na hindi makapagpapasa nito, manga­ngahulugan umano ito na hindi ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsMay 30th, 2019

Kailan ba naging totoo ang SOCE?

KAMAKAILAN ay nagpaalala at nagbanta ang Commission on Elections (Comelec) at Department of the Interior and Local  Government (DILG) sa mga tumakbong kandidato na mabibigong ipasa ang kanilang Statement of Contributions and Expenses (SOCE) hanggang sa deadline nito sa 13 Hunyo 2019. Sa mga nanalong kandidato na hindi makapagpapasa nito, manga­ngahulugan umano ito na hindi ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsMay 30th, 2019

POC president Vargas removes board members

Philippine Olympic Committee Ricky Vargas sacked members of the board during a heated general assembly on Monday. Vargas gave membership committee head Robert Bachmann, board members Joey Romasanta, Peping Cojuangco, chef de mission Monsour Del Rosario and deputy CDM Charlie Ho the boot from their respective positions saying that ‘the individuals I mentioned have lost my trust and confidence.’ He stripped Bachmann of his position as membership committee chair and was replaced by General Lucas Managuelod. Vargas withdrew the chairmanship of Cojuangco in the constitutional amendments committee and assumed the position. Del Rosario and Ho were forced to vacate their positions and will be replaced within the few days, Romasanta was bumped off his spot as CDM to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with Vargas nominating POC chairman Bambol Tolentino as his replacement.                Vargas’ decision came after the group held unauthorized meetings last April 30 and last Saturday.   Vargas said that he did not approve of these meetings but the group went ahead anyway even without his, Tolentino and Secretary-General Patrick Gregorio’s presence. The letter that resulted out of the April 30 meeting was signed by board member Clint Aranas, who Vargas said ‘never attended a single board meeting or general assembly in recent memory’, International Olympic Committee representative to the PHI Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski and members of the board namely former POC president Cojuangco, 1st vice-president Romasanta, 2nd vice-president Jeff Tamayo, treasurer Julian Camacho and auditor Jonne Go. “I am puzzled by the inclusion of Ms. Jaworski. I will send a query to the IOC about their representative meddling in the internal affairs of our organization. My understanding is, she is part of the POC board to protect the interest of the IOC and the Olympic Programme. Not to interfere in internal conflict,” said Vargas in his statement. Vargas called the letter of the meetings as ‘offensive, insulting, vilifying and demeaning’ as it pointed several questions about him with a stern 5-day deadline to reply ‘like a reprimanded subordinate or a recalcitrant child.’    “But this was too much. It was too offensive for me to honor so I kept my peace and let the deadline pass as I prepared to take my case to you here in this General Assembly,” said Vargas. The president swiped at the group saying, ‘This group sees me as an interloper, an outsider. I am not one of them. I am unwelcome.’ Before adjourning the meeting, Vargas in his statement dropped the hammer on the group......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 27th, 2019

April budget surplus hits P86.9B

The budget surplus posted by the national government in Aprilthe month during which revenues were historically higher due to the yearly tax-paying deadline The post April budget surplus hits P86.9B ap.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 26th, 2019

Indonesian troops flood Jakarta streets after post-election riots

JAKARTA: Tens of thousands of Indonesian military and police were deployed on the streets of Jakarta Thursday, as a deadline approached for a presidential challenger to file an appeal over…READ The post Indonesian troops flood Jakarta streets after post-election riots appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2019

Duterte upset, orders immediate return of garbage to Canada

President Duterte, upset over Canada’s inordinate delay in taking its garbage back, has ordered government agencies to look for a private shipping company to bring them  back to their country of origin. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the statement after Canada failed to meet the May 15 deadline to take back the trash they shipped […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2019

Trail Blazers cohesiveness helped them to conference finals

By Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers faced a number of challenges on the journey to their first Western Conference finals in 19 years. But there was one they couldn’t overcome: The Golden State Warriors. Portland’s run in the playoffs, which captured fans’ imaginations after Damian Lillard’s buzzer-beating three-pointer to clinch the opening-round series over the Thunder, ended with a sweep by the defending champions. [Watch the Playoffs on NBA League Pass for 30% less with this limited time offer! Select Annual package and use code SAVE30 at checkout to redeem] “We put together a great season and we put ourselves in position to go to the Finals,” Lillard said. “I think every other team in the league would wish they could be in our shoes; not only making the playoffs but playing for an opportunity to get a chance to go to the Finals. We just ran up on a team who has been there the last four years.” Portland was coming off two straight seasons that ended with first-round playoff sweeps. The team, which had surprisingly little turnover over those years, came into the season unified and determined to take the next step. But before the first game was played, the Blazers were hit by the death of owner Paul Allen after a battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The co-founder of Microsoft was a hands-on owner and a familiar face at the Moda Center, and Portland dedicated its season to him. Injuries would challenge the Blazers down the stretch. Lillard’s backcourt partner CJ McCollum missed 10 games with a knee injury. But it was center Jusuf Nurkic’s injury that caused the most concern going into the playoffs. Portland’s seven-foot big man broke his left leg after crashing awkwardly in an overtime victory at home over the Brooklyn Nets on March 25 (Mar. 26, PHL time). Nurkic was averaging 15.6 points and 10.4 rebounds a game and many considered Portland’s playoff prospects dim without him. Fortunately, the Blazers were able to turn to Enes Kanter, who was waived by the New York Knicks following the trade deadline and signed by Portland for the rest of the season. Kanter averaged 13.1 points and 8.6 rebounds in 23 regular-season games with the Blazers, including eight starts. Portland finished 53-29 and clinched the third seed in the Western Conference, earning home court for the first round — and a series with the Thunder. The Blazers wrapped that series up in five games — capped by Lillard’s walkoff three-pointer. But even in the playoffs the Blazers couldn’t escape misfortune. Kanter separated his left shoulder in the final game against Oklahoma City. He was questionable for the conference semifinals against Denver but played, although he often winced in pain. Jonathan Yim, Portland’s video coordinator and player development coach, was in a serious car accident before the series with the Nuggets. The Blazers coaching staff wore bow ties in his honor in Game 2. That series went to seven games, with the Blazers sealing their date with Golden State on Denver’s home court. The Warriors were simply too much for the Blazers, climbing back from double-digit deficits in each of the final three games. Lillard played with separated ribs in the final two. The team’s on-court leader, Lillard averaged 25.8 points and 6.9 assists and earned his fourth All-Star nod during the regular season. He averaged 33 points in the opening round against the Thunder, but his production fell against Denver and Golden State when he was double-teamed. Lillard said the past few seasons of relative stability — after four of Portland’s five starters moved on to other teams in 2015 — have bonded the team. “Each year we’ve come back with the right attitude,” Lillard said Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). “We’ve been able to stick together through a lot of adversity and I think just what we’ve hung our hats on, what we’ve believed in, our culture, the togetherness, we’ve been able to truly build on that. And I think we should be encouraged.” Lillard could be in line for a hefty raise in the offseason. If he is named to one of the postseason’s All-NBA teams, he’ll qualify for a supermax contract extension worth $191 million. Lillard has two years remaining on his current contract. Asked about the prospects of a big extension, Lillard laughed and said: “I don’t understand why that’s even a question.” Coach Terry Stotts already benefited from the team’s run in the playoffs, signing a multi-year contract with the team that was announced at exit interviews. Terms of the deal were not released. “The guys in the locker room are special, it’s been a special season,” Stotts said. “Always tough to lose the last game of the year, but I couldn’t be more proud of the group that we’ve had.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2019

Gov’t on road show to draw interest to energy auction

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) is taking to the United States and other parts of the globe its road show to drum up interest in the Philippine Conventional Energy Contracting Program (PCECP) after it extended the deadline for investors to submit their application to explore pre-determined oil and gas reserves in the country......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 20th, 2019

Canada misses trash shipment deadline; Duterte recalls Filipino envoys

THE PHILIPPINES recalled Filipino envoys posted in Canada after Ottawa missed the deadline on shipping out its garbage from Manila, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2019