Philracom finalizes handicapping system

MANILA, Philippines — In an  effort to align its handicapping rules and regulations to world-class standards as a result of its recent acceptance into the In.....»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarSep 23rd, 2017

Philracom sets rating-based handicapping system in races

Philracom sets rating-based handicapping system in races.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 17th, 2017

DOTr expects new MRT3 maintenance provider by May 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The country’s transportation department expects a new maintenance provider for Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) by May 2018, after it finalizes the terms of a loan with the Japan government for the upgrade and upkeep of the glitch-ridden rail system. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2017

Handicapping system finalized

Handicapping system finalized.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 21st, 2017

Philracom launches IFHA-style handicapping

Philracom launches IFHA-style handicapping.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 27th, 2017

Philracom to employ new rating system

Philracom to employ new rating system.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2017

Race prizes up with new handicapping system

MANILA, Philippines - As a result of the Philippine Racing Commission’s new rating-based handicapping system following its affiliation with the International.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 18th, 2017

PAL adopts Amadeus system

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Airlines (PAL) has tapped Amadeus for the use of an information technology (IT) system to better serve passengers from booki.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News2 hr. 25 min. ago

GSIS sets auction in May of P20-B Port Area lots

MANILA, Philippines — State-run Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is set to bid out its big-ticket property in Port Area, Manila on May 3, for a min.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News2 hr. 25 min. ago

Philippine Rabbit Bus Lines Inc.- 9507 – Manila Picture

The fastest Korean Rabbit…. Bus No: 9507 Year released: 2009 Capacity: 45; 2×2 seating configuration Route: Manila/Avenida-Tarlac City via Dau/SCTEX-Concepcion/Capas/San Miguel Body: Hyundai Motors Korea Model: 2009 Hyundai Aero Space LS Engine: Hyundai D6AB Fare: Airconditioned Transmission System: M/T Plate No.: CXM-171 (Region III- Central Luzon) Taken on: September 14, 2013 Location: NLEX Access Road,… link: Philippine Rabbit Bus Lines Inc.- 9507 – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News5 hr. 46 min. ago

DOC VOLLEYBALL: Out-serving the Competition

In what turned out to be another too-close-to-call five-set thriller between the DLSU Lady Spikers and FEU Tamaraws, both teams duked it out to claim the top spot, which was crucial in cementing a good position for the Final Four moving forward. Being the top two teams in the serving department, both DLSU and FEU relied heavily on their service prowess to edge out each other. On one hand, the Lady Spikers needed to challenge the passers of FEU as the latter’s bread and butter attack is the combination x-play while FEU needed to ensure that they're serving tough enough to prevent Queen Spiker Majoy Baron from winding up for the quick attack, which is one of the defending champion’s strongest suit. Both team’s serving performance was perhaps the best determining factor in the scoring trend for each set. Just by looking at the serve performance, the outcome of the game could be relatively easy to predict. Set 1: DLSU 25 - FEU 17 DLSU took command of the first set coming off strong with aggressive services from Des Cheng early on. Her low and flat jump floaters ensured that FEU was not able to execute the combination play early on. The Lady Spikers took full command of the set when Queen Spiker Majoy Baron ran a nine consecutive serving stint with four disrupting FEU’s attack pattern. DLSU had a 96% serving efficiency with only 1 error out of 24 attempts. On the other hand, FEU started slow with their serving game gaining ground only with services from Jerrili Malabanan and Chin Basas midway. FEU had a respectable 86% efficiency with 3 errors out of 17 attempts. Set 2: FEU 25 - DLSU 21 The second set was too close to call as both teams were neck and neck in tying the set as well as several lead changes. The trend of the set was consistent with their serving pattern as both DLSU and FEU tallied a remarkable serving efficiency of 90% and 88%, respectively. What FEU did better however was they had a higher percentage of excellent serves at 46% compared to DLSU’s 39%. This goes to show that despite the almost similar efficiency, FEU had better quality or excellent serves that either resulted to aces or disruption of DLSU’s attack pattern. Set 3: FEU 25 - DLSU 16 In the third set, DLSU came out strong with the usual suspect Baron forcing FEU to do broken plays with her services. It was not until Basas made a series of aggressive serves midway where FEU started to take a commanding lead. Despite a couple of service errors early on, the Lady Tamaraws ensured consistent tough serving towards the end with a couple of aces in between. FEU tallied an 88% serving efficiency with a whopping 50% excellent serves out of 24 attempts whereas DLSU had an efficiency of 82% with an unusal 35% excellent serves out of a relatively lower 17 attempts. In line with that, FEU had a total of two service aces while DLSU had none. Set 4: DLSU 25 - FEU 20 The fourth set was a reflection of the second set, but in the favor DLSU. Both teams once again had commendable serving efficiency with DLSU at 88% and with FEU at 90%. The difference however was once again with the quality of serves. The Lady Spikers had a solid 12 excellent serves out of 24 attempts (50%) while the Lady Tamaraws showed less aggressive serving at eight excellent serves out of 21 attempts (38%). It has to be noted as well that FEU’s excellent services were during the early parts of the fourth set when they were neck and neck with DLSU. Set 5: DLSU 15 - FEU 5 Though it seemed to be a tight match by the fifth set started, DLSU came out strong with Mich Cobb at the service line to quell FEU’s hopes of exacting their revenge. Though both teams were immaculate with their efficiency, the Lady Spikers were able to limit the Lady Tamaraws to just five service attempts throughout the set. In addition, DLSU had 11 excellent services out of 15 attempts with much credit to Cobb and Baron splitting almost all the services all throughout. Serving 101 With three of the best serving teams (DLSU, FEU, ADMU) currently on the upper half of the league, the serve is a reliable indicator of how good a team is performing. Unlike any other aspect of the sport, the serve is the only skill where the outcome is determined by the player alone. The goal of the serve can be simplified into two simple keys. The serve aims to either get quick points through aces or get the opposing team out of system. In addition, especially in top level of play where teams do intensive scouting, teams set up reception patterns based on the strongest servers of their opponents. In the league right now, two types of serves predominate which are the standing float and jump float. Regardless if jumping or standing, the goal of the serve and more importantly, the mechanics by which a good serve is achieved remains the same. A good floater starts with the point of contact. To ensure that the flight of the ball will be flat, the contact should be right smack at the middle of the ball. Since the ball utilized in the league (dimpled Mikasa) is designed to float and fall fast, minimizing the height of the serve to around 2 feet above the tape ensures that the physics of the ball is being used to the advantage. A low and flat serve also diminishes the time for the opposing passer to track the ball, shuffle step to location, and establish a platform. Lastly, the location of the target is equally important as serving into either zone 5 or zone 1 ensures that either the middles mess up their approach or the setter gets blind sided in setting up the play. Perhaps the best example of good serving throughout the game is from Majoy Baron who had a good share of consecutive excellent services and aces. Baron goes up for a jump float to get a decent initial height and contacts the ball right at the center for a flat trajectory. With the ball just within a foot above the net, her services limited the time for FEU’s passers to establish a solid passing form in a good number of attempt. In addition, she was able to target zone 5 consistently ensuring that FEU’s middles not being able to approach consistently.      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News9 hr. 46 min. ago

Tobacco farmers to protest government-induced hardships

CANDON CITY, Ilocos Sur - The Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (Stop-Exploitation) is set to take action on March 22 at 9:00 in the public plaza of this city. The action aims to call the government to address the calls of tobacco farmers for higher price for tobacco, better contract provisions under the tobacco contract growing system, and greater benefits from the local government’s share of the tobacco excise tax......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated News11 hr. 59 min. ago

House approves budget reform bill on final reading

The House of Representatives on Tuesday night approved on third and final reading the budget reform bill, which had been certified as urgent by President Rodrigo Duterte. Voting 158-8 with one abstention, the lawmakers approved "An Act to Reform the Budget Process by Enforcing Greater Accountability in Public Financial Management (PFM), Promoting Fiscal Sustainability, Strengthening Congress' Power of the Purse, Instituting an Integrated PFM System, and Increasing Budget Transparency and Participation" (House Bill No. 7302). The proposed measure seeks to strengthen the oversight power of Congress by monitoring and reviewing actual performance and results against targets and by hold...Keep on reading: House approves budget reform bill on final reading.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News14 hr. 12 min. ago

Corporate tax reform to level playing field

The Duterte administration is pushing income tax reforms in the corporate sector to level the playing field of business and make our system equitable, transparent and more accountable by, among others, removing perpetual tax holidays enjoyed by only a select group of investors, which is unfair especially to smaller enterprises….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News14 hr. 59 min. ago

Gordon suspends probe into BoC ‘tara’ system

SENATOR Richard Gordon, chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon committee, said lack of witnesses compelled him to suspend the inquiry into the tara or bribe system in the Bureau of Customs (BoC), which still exists according to the testimony of Customs chief Isidro Lapeña. Gordon said there were no direct….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News14 hr. 59 min. ago

GSIS extends search for external fund managers

By Karl Angelo N. Vidal THE Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has extended its search for external fund managers until April 13 as it wants to receive more applicants. “We want more fund managers to choose from. [We extended it because] we are very serious about being transparent,” Jesus Clint O. Aranas, GSIS president and […] The post GSIS extends search for external fund managers appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News16 hr. 12 min. ago

Con-Com eyes educational requirement for aspiring lawmakers

MANILA, Philippines — Aspiring lawmakers may need a "college degree or equivalent" to become a member of Congress under the proposed federal system, after a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News19 hr. 25 min. ago

SSS revenues exceed target in 2017

The Social Security System (SSS) breached its revenue target in 2017 on the back of its intensified collection efforts. In a statement sent to reporters on Monday, the state pension fund said it booked P200.5 billion in total earnings from members’ contribution and investment as well as other income last year......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News22 hr. 46 min. ago

GSIS extends submission of application for multi-asset strategy fund managers

Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) said it extended its multi-asset strategy program to last another month until April 13 as it wants to receive more applicants who will manage their funds. “We want more fund managers to choose from,” Jesus Clint O. Aranas, GSIS President and General Manager Jesus Clint O. Aranas told reporters in […] The post GSIS extends submission of application for multi-asset strategy fund managers appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Hello halo: Thong-like safety device divides F1

MELBOURNE, Australia – It's the most controversial Formula One introduction since the 2016 qualifying elimination clock, but unlike that ill-fated change the halo should last more than two races. The new cockpit head protection system, to give it its full name, is highly divisive: team principals, drivers and fans are split ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Senate OKs national ID

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate yesterday approved on third and final reading the proposed Philippine identification system law with 17 senators in favor of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018