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Estrada inspires SPES summer job applicants

MANILA Mayor Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada congratulated the lucky 1,000 college and high school students who qualified for 20-day summer jobs at the city government during the orientation and opening ceremony of the Special Program for Employment of Students 2018 (SPES) recently held at the San Andres Sports Complex in Malate.….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalApr 16th, 2018

Hits from the kitchen: Gérald Passédat on music and food

As various tunes vie for the title of song of the summer in France, we go into the kitchens of some of the country's top food personalities to find out how music inspires their culinary creations. What are the musical ingredients that inspire them? Here, Grald Passdat, the only chef in Marseille to hold three Michelin stars, talks about his musical influences, ranging from Iggy Pop to Philip Glass and Luciano Pavarotti. Relaxnews: What song or artist gives you an energy boost in the kitchen? Grald Passdat: Iggy Pop What track do you like to listen to when cooking at home on a Sunday? "You Want it Darker" by Leonard Cohen. What song or musical genre perfectly sums up yo...Keep on reading: Hits from the kitchen: Gérald Passédat on music and food.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

City Hall releases salaries of 1,556 ‘summer jobbers’

The Bacolod city government started releasing on July 18, 2018 the salaries of 1,556 “summer jobbers” under the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) of the Public Employment Service Office (PESO). Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, PESO Bacolod officer-in-charge Ma. Rebecca Balicas, and SPES officer-in-charge Marian Rosenda led the releasing […] The post City Hall releases salaries of 1,556 ‘summer jobbers’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Legacies at stake for Rockets, Warriors in Game 7

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com HOUSTON — So much riding on one game, which goes beyond which team reaches The Finals and which one reaches for the golf clubs. Reputations and images and legacies also can and will be determined in this winner-take-all battle between the Warriors and Rockets. Such is the way of professional sports and instant analysis and fortunes, both teams and players and coaches. That said, here’s what’s on the line for the main figures in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals: * James Harden. He can make a solid case for being the second-best player in the NBA over the past three seasons, having finished top three in Kia MVP voting twice and will perhaps take home the award this season. But LeBron James went to The Finals three times in that span and won once. Harden, on the other hand, doesn’t know what June basketball feels like since he joined the Rockets. He’ll have his best chance Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). He’ll be on his court, playing before his crowd, 48 minutes away from facing LeBron and the Cavaliers for a championship. If he loses against the Warriors, then Harden will keep the crown as Best Active Player Without A Championship, which isn’t an honor he embraces. With the possibility of playing this game without Chris Paul, Harden might need to explode for 40 points or more. And that still might not be enough. He’s still in his prime, but reaching The Finals, much less winning, isn’t guaranteed to happen. Remember how Oklahoma City was “destined” to return to The Finals when Harden played there? * Kevin Durant. His championship demons were destroyed last summer when he joined a loaded team and did exactly what everyone expected. Yet Durant didn’t sign up for a one-and-done. The only way to justify leaving OKC is by winning multiple titles. His performance in this series has gone hot and cold. This isn’t the same Durant who tore through everyone last spring and summer; he seems bewildered at times by the Houston defense. If he comes up flat and the Warriors lose, the sensitive Durant might want to stay off social media. * Chris Paul. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said what everyone feels about Paul and his hamstring injury: It stinks. Paul deserves so much more, especially after such a solid run through the playoffs in every round, including outplaying Steph Curry until the injury. Paul never reached the conference finals until now and at 33 is running out of chances to play for the championship. He’ll become an instant hero in Houston if he pulls a Willis Reed and inspires the Rockets in Game 7, then again if he beats his pal LeBron in The Finals. If not? Then he’ll wonder why the Basketball Gods are against him. * Steph Curry. A fourth straight trip to The Finals would make Curry the LeBron of the West. He shook himself free from a shooting slump to recover nicely in this series and save the Warriors from elimination in six games. * Mike D’Antoni. Validation would come finally for D’Antoni should he mastermind a victory over the four All-Star Warriors, especially so should he do it without Paul in Game 7. D’Antoni heard too often about how his offenses weren’t built to last in the postseason but nobody’s saying that now. Anyway, the Rockets employ a far different system than the one he used in Phoenix. Translated: Give him credit for adjusting and cooking up an offense to suit the talents of his players and not vice versa. Also, with the help of lead assistant coach Jeff Bzdelik, the Rockets’ defense is causing plenty of issues for the Warriors this series. Overall, D’Antoni has pushed all the right buttons. * Steve Kerr. Has he already done enough for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach just off two championships alone? If not, then a fourth straight trip to The Finals might be the trick. But Kerr hasn’t always convinced his players to remain calm in fourth quarters. Why did the Warriors’ offense suffer costly breakdowns in Games 4 and 5? Yes, Houston’s defense rose up, but adjustments by Golden State were slow to come, if at all. * Andre Iguodala. He isn’t expected to play Game 7 and if the Warriors advance, you wonder if he’ll be ready for another shot at LeBron. The Warriors gave him a nice contract extension here in his twilight because of what he means to them in spring and summer. They could use his on-court leadership. * Draymond Green. The Warriors are still looking for a breakout game in this series from their emotional leader. It’s not that Green has been a ghost; rather, he just hasn’t stood out in the small lineup or made his presence known in a big way, other than with the referees (as usual). It would help if Green began hitting those open three-pointers the Rockets are generously giving him. * Daryl Morey. Often celebrated as one of the top general managers in the game, Morey built this Rockets team with beating the Warriors in mind. He traded for Paul and signed P.J. Tucker last summer, and those two have repaid that faith with solid playoff performances. How many more times must Morey tweak the Rockets here in the Harden era before Houston finally strikes gold. For his sake, hopefully, this was the final time. But again, much depends on Paul’s hamstring. Sometimes, the fate of your team is beyond your control. Sometimes, you need luck. * Houston. This city endured a deadly flood, then lifted itself with the help of ordinary citizens and a handful of local athletes and celebrities, then celebrated its first World Series triumph courtesy of the Astros. For the last several months, therefore, Houston has been in the headlines, and would like to add another late Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or 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 NewsMay 28th, 2018

City Hall employs indigent students for summer jobs

THE Iloilo City Government through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) has made available the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) that aims to employ indigent students this summer. Mayor Jose Espinosa III said the program is City Government’s way to help beneficiaries generate income. “They can use their salary to either pay […] The post City Hall employs indigent students for summer jobs appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

CAGAYAN DEPLOYS 870 STUDENTS,OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTHS FOR SUMMER JOB

AT least 870 students and out-of-school youths in Cagayan province were given summer jobs under the Special Program for Employment of Students and Out of School Youth (Spesos) with a P4-million budget. Glaiza Ugale, Public Employment Services Office (PESO)-Cagayan officer-designate, said there were 1,800 applicants but only 870 will be deployed starting this month in… link: CAGAYAN DEPLOYS 870 STUDENTS,OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTHS FOR SUMMER JOB.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Painter Greta Lood’s love affair with Central Park

    NEW YORK -- Imagine a trio of women enjoying a scenic boat ride in a Claude Monet painting. Artist Greta Lood did not just imagine it; she made it happen. She invited two of her Filipina friends to go rowing under Central Park's Bow Bridge. Instead of wearing summer hats, each one cradled a dainty parasol.There's something about New York's historic and most romantic park that inspires artistic visioning. Greta is a big fan. She is drawn to the scattered elements that give Central Park its splendor: the river; the arching bridges; the trees; sunshine weaving through the leaves. Even the laughter of lovers one hears but does not see. The artist interprets such sp...Keep on reading: Painter Greta Lood’s love affair with Central Park.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 5th, 2018

DOLE Offers Over 5,000 SPEs Slots for Region 1 Beneficiaries

Poor but deserving students and out-of-school youths who are willing to engage in summer jobs can now submit their application requirements as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 1 now offers around 5, 000 slots for the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES). Panfilo Dioquino, labor communications officer of DOLE-Central Pangasinan, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

PBA DRAFT: Perez a lock at number 1 for Columbian?

The PBA takes one last break in the ongoing Governors’ Cup to make way for the 2018 Draft. 48 applicants have made themselves available for all 12 PBA teams this year and for some of them, perhaps even all of them, the dream will come true Sunday. Columbian will pick first this year and many are expecting the Dyip to take CJ Perez number one. The Lyceum star and former NCAA MVP has been the consensus top pick for quite some time now. Also getting considerations for the number 1 pick are Alab Pilipinas’ Ray Parks and San Beda’s Robert Bolick. After Columbian, Blackwater will select second followed by Northport. The rest of the drafting order in the first round has NLEX picking fourth following a trade with Phoenix while Meralco is fifth. Rain or Shine, NLEX, Alaska, Magnolia, Columbian, and Phoniex complete the first 12 picks. The 2018 PBA Draft will start at 4:30 p.m. live from Robinsons Place Manila. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

Fiscals block Jinggoy Estrada’s Hong Kong vacation

Prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman have urged the Sandiganbayan not to give in to the request of former senator Jinggoy Estrada to leave the country for a week to spend the holidays in Hong Kong......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

Koreas to meet IOC in February on joint Olympic bid | The Manila Times Online

SEOUL: The two Koreas on Friday agreed to hold talks with the International Olympic Committee on their joint bid for the 2032 Summer Games in February, Seoul said, as aREAD The post Koreas to meet IOC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

Ombudsman to Jinggoy: Relax in PH, not HK

Ombudsman prosecutors have objected to plunder case accused Jinggoy Estrada's plea to relax in Hong Kong before the election campaign.   In a four-page opposition, the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) argued there was "no necessity or urgency for the travel" requested by Estrada because "he can better spend his holidays here."   "Indeed, celebrating the holidays in the Philippines is more fun than anywhere else," the prosecution said.   The OSP said the right of an accused to travel was "not absolute" and was "subject to the usual restraints."   The prosecution added that Estrada failed to submit a travel itinerary and provide any tel...Keep on reading: Ombudsman to Jinggoy: Relax in PH, not HK.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

DOST-SEI expands membership of CBPSME

MORE applicants from different parts of the country will soon avail of the graduate scholarship programs in science and mathematics education of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) as it forges a new cooperation agreement with additional higher education institutions (HEIs) strategically located in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. A Memorandum […] The post DOST-SEI expands membership of CBPSME appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Court urged to deny Jinggoy Estrada’s travel plea

THE prosecution is asking the Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division to deny former senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada’s plea for permission to travel to Hong Kong from December 26 to 31. Estrada, who is out…READ The post Court urged to deny Jinggoy Estrada’s travel plea appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

China s consulate general in Davao starts visa services

DAVAO CITY (PIA)-On a daily basis, about 150 visa applicants can have their documents processed in China's newly opened consulate general office here.Consul General Li Lin said it was an imp.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

State U stars Desiderio, Dario beat PBA Draft deadline | Inquirer Sports

University of the Philippines stars Paul Desiderio and Diego Dario brought to 48 the total number of Rookie Draft applicants as they beat Monday's deadline for those wanting to be a part of the Ph.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Newborn daughter inspires Josh Brolins eloquence | Inquirer Entertainment

The year 2018 continues to be a big year for Josh Brolin. The actor starred in two hit superhero movies, first as bervillain Thanos in "Avengers: Infinity War" and, barely a month later, as.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

China s consulate general in Davao starts visa services

DAVAO CITY (PIA)-On a daily basis, about 150 visa applicants can have their documents processed in China's newly opened consulate general office here.Consul General Li Lin said it was an imp.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

130 hired-on-the-spot at PESO job fair

By: Gail T. Momblan A TOTAL of 130 applicants were hired-on-the-spot during the Provincial Employment Services Office’s (PESO) job fair on Dec 7 and 8, 2018. PESO-Iloilo Chief Francisco Heler said that applicants who were hired-on-the-spot secured jobs in malls, supermarkets, pharmacy, food stalls, Business Process Outsourcing and even overseas posts. All in all, 2, 346 job seekers […] The post 130 hired-on-the-spot at PESO job fair appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

State U stars Desiderio, Dario beat PBA Draft deadline

University of the Philippines stars Paul Desiderio and Diego Dario brought to 48 the total number of Rookie Draft applicants as they beat Monday's deadline for those wanting to be a part of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) starting the 44th season next year. The PBA's decision to extend the deadline for local players from Dec. 3 to Dec. 10 allowed the duo to make the list after playing for the Fighting Maroons in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball finals against eventual champion Ateneo Blue Eagles. The official list of applicants, which surpassed last season's total of 44, won't be released until Dec. 14, or two days before the draft proceedings at Robinsons Place in E...Keep on reading: State U stars Desiderio, Dario beat PBA Draft deadline.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

PSA Forum: Wushu, PBA Draft

The Philippine wushu team that pocketed medals in the 1st Asian Traditional Wushu tournament and some of the PBA rookie draft applicants will grace the last session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum for 2018 at Tapa King Restaurant in Farmer's Plaza Cubao on Tuesday. Gold medalists Daniel Parantac, Thornton Quieney Lou Sayan, Agatha Wong and Jones Llabres Inso and silver Dave Degala will share the limelight with Letran's Bong Quinto and other candidates in the Dec. 16 rookie draft to be held at Robinsons Place Manila....Keep on reading: PSA Forum: Wushu, PBA Draft.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018