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Malls asked to extend holiday schedule

MMDA has asked mall operators to maintain the “open late, close late” holiday schedule amid expectations of traffic congestion arising from the ongoing infrastructure projects under the “Build, Build, Build” program this year. #BeFullyInformed Malls asked to extend holiday schedule The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has asked mall operators to maintain the “open late,… link: Malls asked to extend holiday schedule.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerJan 12th, 2018

2018-19 NBA.com Rookie Survey

By John Schuhmann, NBA.com It will be difficult for this year's rookie class to live up to the standard set by the class of 2017. Last season, we saw the debuts of Donovan Mitchell, Ben Simmons and Jayson Tatum, future All-Stars who not only put up good numbers in the regular season, but also impacted in the playoffs as well. De'Aaron Fox averaged more points and assists than 2016-17 Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon and didn't even make Second Team All-Rookie last season. This year's class, at least according to the class itself, has the potential to be just as deep. In the annual Rookie Survey, 20 different players were tabbed as the answer for one -- or both -- of the first two questions: "Who will be the Rookie of the Year" and "Which rookie will have the best career." Big men were taken with five of the first seven picks in the Draft, but a lot of eyes will be turned toward Atlanta, where 6-foot-2 guard Trae Young will hope to make Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk look smart for trading the No. 3 pick (Luka Doncic), picking up an extra pick, and selecting Young at No. 5. For now, Young has the support of his fellow rookies, who named the 19-year-old former Oklahoma star as the class' best shooter and best playmaker. For the 10th time in the last 12 years, NBA.com sat down with the rookie class at the annual Rookie Photo Shoot at the New York Knicks' practice facility. This year's group (of 36) answered seven questions about their class, as well as a few about the current player they most admire and what they're expecting as they make the jump to the NBA. NOTE: Players were asked not to vote for themselves, college teammates or NBA teammates. (Some still did, and those votes were discounted.) * * * Who will be the 2018-19 Kia Rookie of the Year? 1. DeAndre Ayton, Phoenix -- 18%     Collin Sexton, Cleveland -- 18% 3. Luka Doncic, Dallas -- 9%     Kevin Knox, New York -- 9% 5. Mohamed Bamba, Orlando -- 6%     Devonte' Graham, Charlotte -- 6%     Michael Porter Jr., Denver -- 6%     Trae Young, Atlanta -- 6% Others receiving votes: Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento; Troy Brown Jr., Washington; Wendell Carter Jr., Chicago; Hamidou Diallo, Oklahoma City; Harry Giles, Sacramento; Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis; Lonnie Walker IV, San Antonio Last year: Dennis Smith Jr. – 26% Worth noting: In the first nine years of this survey, at least one player got at least 24 percent of the vote. The only time the rookies got this right was in 2007 (the first year of the survey), when Kevin Durant received 54 percent of the vote. Which rookie will have the best career? 1. Wendell Carter Jr., Chicago -- 13% 2. Kevin Knox, New York -- 10%     Jerome Robinson, LA Clippers -- 10% 3. DeAndre Ayton, Phoenix -- 7%     Mohamed Bamba, Orlando -- 7%     Mikal Bridges, Phoenix -- 7%     Collin Sexton, Cleveland -- 7%     Lonnie Walker IV, San Antonio -- 7% Others receiving votes: Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento; Miles Bridges, Charlotte; Troy Brown Jr., Washington; Hamidou Diallo, Oklahoma City; Donte DiVincenzo, Milwaukee; Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, LA Clippers; Devonte' Graham, Charlotte; Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis; Michael Porter Jr., Denver; Trae Young, Atlanta Last year: Lonzo Ball, Jayson Tatum -- 18% Worth noting: This is the fifth straight year that a Duke guy has earned the most votes on this question, with Carter joining Jabari Parker (2014), Jahlil Okafor (2015), Brandon Ingram (2016) and Tatum. Which rookie was the biggest steal at where he was selected in the Draft? 1. Keita Bates-Diop (48), Minnesota -- 13% 2. Michael Porter Jr. (14), Denver -- 10%     Lonnie Walker IV (18), San Antonio -- 10% 4. Jalen Brunson (33), Dallas -- 6%     Gary Trent Jr. (37), Portland -- 6% Others receiving votes: Grayson Allen (21), Utah; Mohamed Bamba (6), Orlando; Miles Bridges (12), Charlotte; Bruce Brown (42), Detroit; Jevon Carter (32), Memphis; Hamidou Diallo (45), Oklahoma City; Donte DiVincenzo (17), Milwaukee; Luka Doncic (3), Dallas; Jacob Evans (28), Golden State; Devonte' Graham (34), Charlotte; De'Anthony Melton (46), Houston; Svi Mykhailiuk (47), L.A. Lakers; Jerome Robinson (13), LA Clippers; Mitchell Robinson (36), New York; Mo Wagner (25), L.A. Lakers; Robert Williams III (27), Boston; Trae Young (5), Atlanta Last year: Donovan Mitchell -- 19% Worth noting: This question got the biggest variety of answers, and we'll see if Bates-Diop gets a chance to crack Tom Thibodeau's typically-short rotation in Minnesota. Last year's rookies certainly got this one right. Which rookie is the most athletic? 1. Zhaire Smith, Philadelphia -- 24% 2. Hamidou Diallo, Oklahoma City -- 15%     Josh Okogie, Minnesota -- 15%     Lonnie Walker IV, San Antonio -- 15% 5. Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento -- 6%     Miles Bridges, Charlotte -- 6% Others receiving votes: DeAndre Ayton, Phoenix; Mikal Bridges, Phoenix; Bruce Brown, Detroit; Donte DiVincenzo, Milwaukee; Michael Porter Jr., Denver; Collin Sexton, Cleveland; Robert Williams III, Boston Last year: Dennis Smith Jr. -- 44% Worth noting: We'll have to wait to see just how athletic Smith really is. He just had foot surgery to repair a Jones fracture, the same injury that forced Simmons to miss the season after being drafted. Which rookie is the best shooter? 1. Trae Young, Atlanta -- 47% 2. Kevin Huerter, Atlanta -- 13%     Svi Mykhailiuk, L.A. Lakers -- 13% 4. Gary Trent Jr., Portland -- 9% 5. Grayson Allen, Utah -- 6%     Donte DiVincenzo, Milwaukee -- 6% Others receiving votes: Aaron Holiday, Indiana; Kevin Knox, New York Last year: Luke Kennard -- 49% Worth noting: As usual, this question garnered the closest thing to a consensus. In fact, Young received more votes on this question (15) than any other player received on the first seven questions total. Which rookie is the best defender? 1. Jevon Carter, Memphis -- 29% 2. Mohamed Bamba, Orlando -- 14% 3. Josh Okogie, Minnesota -- 11% 4. Mikal Bridges, Phoenix -- 9% 5. Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis -- 6%     Collin Sexton, Cleveland -- 6% Others receiving votes: DeAndre Ayton, Phoenix; Bruce Brown, Detroit; Wendell Carter Jr., Chicago; Hamidou Diallo, Oklahoma City; Melvin Frazier Jr., Orlando; Mitchell Robinson, New York; Omari Spellman, Atlanta; Gary Trent Jr., Portland; Lonnie Walker IV, San Antonio Last year: Josh Jackson -- 26% Worth noting: Carter is another rookie who just had surgery. But it was to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and he's such a good defender that his fellow rookies gave him twice as many votes as any other player despite his absence at the Rookie Photo Shoot. Which rookie is the best playmaker? 1. Trae Young, Atlanta -- 35% 2. Jalen Brunson, Dallas -- 15% 3. Luka Doncic, Dallas -- 9%     Shai Gilgeous-Alexander -- 9%     Collin Sexton, Cleveland -- 9% 6. Troy Brown Jr., Washington -- 6%     Aaron Holiday, Indiana -- 6% Others receiving votes: Devonte' Graham, Charlotte; De'Anthony Melton, Houston; Michael Porter Jr., Denver; Jerome Robinson, LA Clippers Last year: Lonzo Ball -- 72% Worth noting: Young is the first player in the 10 years of the Rookie Survey to get the most votes in both the "Best shooter" and "Best playmaker" questions. He's also one of five rookies – Diallo, Porter, Sexton and Walker are the others – to receive votes on five of the first seven questions this year. Sexton was the only one to receive more than one vote on at least four questions. What will be the biggest adjustment for you, playing in the NBA? 1. Speed or pace of the game -- 31% 2. Schedule/Length of season -- 24% 3. Physicality (size and strength of opponents) -- 19% 4. Travel -- 10% 5. Lifestyle/Time management -- 8% Also receiving votes: Conditioning, Playing NBA defense, Not having the ball as much Last year: Physicality (size and strength of opponents) -- 37% Worth noting: The top four answers on this question have been pretty consistent over the last few years. What is the most important skill you need to develop? 1. Ball-handling -- 19%     Shooting -- 19% 3. Defense -- 14% 4. Playmaking/Reading the defense -- 11% 5. Everything -- 8% 6. Motor/Work ethic -- 6%     Strength -- 6%     Time management -- 6% Also receiving votes: Basketball IQ, Communication, Confidence, Leadership Last year: N/A Worth noting: Good news for coaches: "Defense" got five times as many votes as it did last year. Who is your favorite player in the league? 1. LeBron James, L.A. Lakers -- 29% 2. Stephen Curry, Golden State -- 9%     Kevin Durant, Golden State -- 9% 4. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee -- 6%     Chris Paul, Houston -- 6%     Dwyane Wade -- 6%     Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City -- 6% Others receiving votes: Kobe Bryant; DeMarcus Cousins, Golden State; Anthony Davis, New Orleans; Paul George, Oklahoma City; James Harden, Houston; Jrue & Justin Holiday, New Orleans/Chicago; Kyrie Irving, Boston; Jusuf Nurkic, Portland; John Wall, Washington; Nick Young, Last year: LeBron James -- 31% Worth noting: James has been on a different team each time he has led this category, while Bryant is still getting votes two years after his retirement. John Schuhmann is a staff writer for NBA.com. 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 NewsAug 22nd, 2018

QC bars same sale schedule of adjacent malls

Adjacent malls in Quezon City are now barred from having the same schedule of weekends-only sale this holiday season......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 20th, 2016

Martial law in Mindanao extended from 60 days to 222 to 587 to 952

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 December) -- As expected, the Joint Session of Congress, voting 235 in favor, 28 against and one abstention, approved President Rodrigo Duterte's request for a "further extension" of martial law and suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus until yearend 2019, even as Senator Francis Escudero asked the body if they had authority to extend martial law beyond the end of their terms on June 30, 2019......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News10 hr. 52 min. ago

PLAYLIST: 21 holiday songs for different moods

  MANILA, Philippines – Christmas Day is finally just around the corner, and the carols are on full blast in the malls and city streets.  While hearing tunes from the holiday song book unmistakably signals the actual start of the Philippines’ favorite season, they don’t always have to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News11 hr. 26 min. ago

Maguindanao, Lamitan City officials OK with martial law until 2022

Local officials in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao on Tuesday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao until 2022, three years more than the president has asked Congress to approve......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

DOCUMENT: Duterte asks Congress for another 1-year martial law extension in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte formally asked Congress to extend for another year the declaration of martial law ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Duterte seeks martial law extension in southern Philippines | International News | theworldlink.com

MANILA, Philippines (AP) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law in the country's south by another year amid continuing concerns over possible militant attac.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Duterte asks Congress for one-year martial law extension

President Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law for one more year in Mindanao, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said yesterday, in a bid to continue efforts to normalize the peace and order situation and neutralize the threat of terrorism in the region. Source link link: Duterte asks Congress for one-year martial law extension.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Duterte seeks martial law extension in southern Philippines | Macau Business

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday asked legislators to extend martial law across the southern Philippines until the end of 2019 in order to quell continuing violence in the restive region, officials.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Duterte asks Congress for one-year martial law extension

President Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law for one more year in Mindanao, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said yesterday, in a bid to continue efforts to normalize the peace and order situation and neutralize the threat of terrorism in the region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Duterte asks Congress to extend martial law for 2019 — Medialdea

President Rodrigo Duterte asked the Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said. Source link link: Duterte asks Congress to extend martial law for 2019 — Medialdea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Duterte asks Congress to extend martial law for 2019 — Medialdea

President Rodrigo Duterte asked the Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Ever Malls shares tidings of joy, blessings

It’s that most wonderful time of the year once more! With the exciting holiday occasion fast approaching, Ever Malls invites shoppers and revelers alike to celebrate the season of giving…READ The post Ever Malls shares tidings of joy, blessings appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Kowloon roasts, blackened barramundi, soy ‘lengua’—in new restos for holiday get-togethers

By now, parties and get-togethers are already filling up your schedule. It's to be expected since Christmas is just around the corner. To give everyone a welcome break from the usual dining spots, here are three new restaurants that make for good venues, whatever the budget may be.     Budget-friendly, HK-style roasts What was supposed to be a simple reunion among classmates ended up months later as their first venture into food. This, in a nutshell, was how week-old Hong Kong Little Kitchen started. Patrick See reconnected last March with his good friend from grade school, who is now a chef specializing in Hong Kong-style roasted meats. With See's wife Ne...Keep on reading: Kowloon roasts, blackened barramundi, soy ‘lengua’—in new restos for holiday get-togethers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Mike Arroyo seeks court nod for Japan, Hong Kong trips

Former first gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo has asked the Sandiganbayan to allow him to travel to Japan and Hong Kong during the holiday season......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

Zubiri eyes extended Senate work schedule to discuss P3.7-Tr budget

SENATE Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri wants to extend the work schedule of fellow senators from up to Friday to finish deliberations on the proposed P3.757 trillion General Appropriations Bill…READ The post Zubiri eyes extended Senate work schedule to discuss P3.7-Tr budget appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Must see: Make 'ChristmaSMoments even more memorable this year at these SM Supermalls IG-worthy spots

Inviting everyone to celebrate #ChristmaSMoments with loved ones, SM Supermalls is treating mallgoers with fun-filled events as Santa makes his rounds in SM malls this holiday season......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

Malaysia’s Mahathir, 93, praised for commitment to ASEAN meetings

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, 93, has been praised by some Filipinos for declaring his commitment to attending important meetings at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Singapore. The nonagenarian leader in an interview with Agence France Presse was asked about how he was able to commit to a busy schedule despite his […] The post Malaysia’s Mahathir, 93, praised for commitment to ASEAN meetings appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Sandigan judge quizzes Imelda Marcos on absence during promulgation

  The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division on Friday grilled former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte 2nd Dist. Rep. Imelda Marcos about her excuses for being absent during the promulgation of her graft cases last November 9. At the witness stand, Mrs. Mrcos claimed that she would have attended the court hearing that day if only she knew of the schedule beforehand.But Fifth Division chair Rafael Lagos called her out over her confusing statements. "Are you saying that if you knew of the promulgation, you would have attended?" Lagos asked Mrs. Marcos. "I would have attended if I knew about it, I would do," Mrs. Marcos responded. Lagos was referring to an affidavit earlier sub...Keep on reading: Sandigan judge quizzes Imelda Marcos on absence during promulgation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Malls adjust operating hours tomorrow

Malls in Metro Manila will be required to adjust their operating hours starting tomorrow in a bid to address the traffic problem during the holiday season, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018