Results: February 2018 Master Plumber Licensure Exam

This is an announcement from the PRC MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced on Monday, February 19 that 429 out of 1,064 passed the Master Plumber Licensure Examination given by the Board for Master Plumbers in Manila, Baguio and Iloilo this February 2018. The members of the Board for Master ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 19th, 2018Related News

PEZA identifies potential economic zones in Iloilo

THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) in coordination with the office of Iloilo 4th district Rep. Ferjenel Biron is now identifying and acquiring properties for the establishment of economic zones in the district. Biron said they are on the stage of choosing properties that match the requirements of PEZA. “We will see the results in […] The post PEZA identifies potential economic zones in Iloilo appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsFeb 19th, 2018Related News

Gov’t plans piecemeal sale of Mile Long property

THE GOVERNMENT plans to sell just a portion of the Mile Long property in Makati City this year and will hold on to a chunk of the lot in anticipation of higher valuations, the Finance chief said. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said his department is awaiting results of a valuation exercise that are […] The post Gov’t plans piecemeal sale of Mile Long property appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2018Related News

Spread The Love Blog Partial and Unofficial Results

A s of February 17, 10:00 AM, here is the number of views per entry of the 'Spread the Love Blog' Promo. Love Blog 04: Miguel Escano's........»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2018Related News

All-Stars collide in LA with teams picked by LeBron, Steph

By Greg Beacham, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA All-Star Game added spice to its 67th edition by allowing the captains to pick their teams. Team LeBron vs. Team Steph has replaced the traditional East-West format, shuffling allegiances and turning antagonists into uneasy teammates. But with the world’s best basketball players all converging on Los Angeles, the hungry fans of the hometown Lakers are eager to pick their own dream team as well. For instance, a gathering of a few hundred fans at media day in the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) caught sight of Paul George, Oklahoma City’s All-Star scorer and a Southern California native. The pro-Lakers crowd immediately launched into a chant of “We want Paul! We want Paul!” at the smiling George, who can be a free agent this summer. From his podium elsewhere in the room, Russell Westbrook — the Thunder’s other All-Star and LA native — snarled with sarcastic anger: “That’s out! He ain’t going nowhere!” The game is never really the thing at the NBA’s All-Star weekend, and that’s particularly true while the show is in Hollywood for the record sixth time. Aside from the new team format in the Sunday (Monday, PHL time) showcase, many of the NBA’s biggest stars are returning home, since they already make their summer homes in LA. Lakers fans are most interested in the potential 2018 free agents who could immediately resurrect the 16-time champion franchise, which is currently stumbling toward its unprecedented fifth consecutive non-playoff season. Lakers fans want George, but they also want LeBron James — and they’ll let both stars know it at Staples Center. James dismissed free agency questions Saturday, just as he has done all season, but his palatial house in Los Angeles is among the reasons Lakers fans believe they’ve got a chance to create their own All-Star team in a few months. But before that, James and Stephen Curry will lead two talent-laden teams at Staples Center for the annual showcase of the NBA’s best. Both captains are cautiously optimistic that this tweaked format will pay off with better play than in other All-Star games, which often turn into pickup games with a fraction of the entertainment value of even the Drew League, the famed pro-am circuit in which many stars participate every summer in South Central LA. “It should be a little bit more competitive, a little bit more intense on the court,” said Curry, the Golden State Warriors’ shooting star. “It means a little more when it’s Team LeBron and Team Steph.” The team selection process wasn’t made public, but the results will be very visible. The decision to keep the draft private disappointed fans — and even a few All-Stars. “I thought it was going to be televised,” Team LeBron center Andre Drummond said. “I thought it would be a cool spinoff: Live, LeBron and Curry picking guys. But hopefully next year they do it.” Curry picked his Golden State teammates Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, but lost Kevin Durant to James. LeBron also tantalizingly picked Kyrie Irving, the Boston guard who campaigned to leave James’ side in Cleveland last summer. Irving said it was “pretty awesome” to be James’ teammate again: “It’s normal. Sorry, I know that sounds like not a lot, but it’s just normal.” And everybody will be curious about what happens when Westbrook reteams with Durant, who ditched him in Oklahoma City in 2016 to win a championship in Oakland last year. James’ original roster has been dramatically altered by injuries to DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall, Kristaps Porzingis and Kevin Love, who all won’t play. But LeBron and Toronto coach Dwane Casey could still roll out a nightmarish lineup featuring, for instance, New Orleans’ Anthony Davis and James alongside Durant, Westbrook and George. Curry and Houston coach Mike D’Antoni could counter with a galaxy of shooting stars including James Harden, Damian Lillard, Thompson, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Curry himself. “I think it’s exciting,” said Harden, the product of nearby Artesia High School in Lakewood. “The All-Star Game, there are a lot of highlights, but we’re trying to win, and we’re going to go out there and prove that we’re trying to win.” Westbrook says this novel game format will “definitely” be more competitive than past editions of the midseason showcase. “My experience, my record with the West, we don’t lose much,” said Westbrook, who came out of Leuzinger High School and UCLA. “So I’m just saying. We usually win. Just saying.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 18th, 2018Related News

Monteverde to take talents from Bullpups to UE Men’s and Jrs. teams

Nazareth School of National University is bound to have a third head coach in two years. That, of course, is after current mentor Goldwyn Monteverde wraps up a campaign that has the Bullpups second-seeded and still the biggest threats to undefeated Ateneo de Manila High School. Monteverde and his wards are just awaiting the winner between Far Eastern University-Diliman and University of Sto. Tomas, but already have their sights set on the Blue Eaglets who are already in the Finals. Whatever happens there, however, sources said that this will be Monteverde’s first and only season in the blue and gold. At the end of NU’s season, Monteverde is set to be named as head coach for University of the East. And not only will he have a say with the Red Warriors, he will also oversee the rebuild of the program of the Junior Warriors who have languished at the bottom of the standings for years now. According to several sources, the Recto-based school granted Monteverde full control of its Men’s and Juniors basketball teams. This is nothing but good news for the Red Warriors who haven’t been to the Final Four since 2009 as well as the Junior Warriors who are in the midst of their own 16-year playoff drought – if Monteverde will be able to translate his sterling record in the high school ranks onto the collegiate arena. Monteverde made his name in the Juniors division, leading Chiang Kai Shek to multiple titles as well Adamson High School and then NU to contention. Along with his on-court results, he also has an impressive track record in terms of player recruitment and development with the likes of Gerry Abadiano, John Galinato, Encho Serrano, Carl Tamayo, and Jonas Tibayan all having blossomed under his tutelage. Of course, it is unlikely that Monteverde will simultaneously be the head coach of the Red Warriors and the Junior Warriors. It is most likely that he will install one of his trusted lieutenants in charge of UE High School. What is certain, though, is that both the Red Warriors and the Junior Warriors will be under the guidance of Monteverde. As for the Bullpups, they will be forced to undergo another coaching change – their second in two years. This, following six stable years wherein they won three championships under Jeff Napa. Napa ceded control to Monteverde in 2016 and now, the latter will leave a new hole to be filled. According to sources, the school is already in the process of finding its new mentor. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 16th, 2018Related News

T-Blazers end losing streak, trip Warriors

The results: LA Clippers 129, Boston 119; Portland 123, Golden State 117; Indiana 108, Brooklyn 103; Washington 118, New York 113; Utah 107, Phoenix 97; Toronto 122, Chicago 98; Houston 100, Sacramento 91; Oklahoma City 121, Memphis 114;New Orleans 139, LA Lakers 117; Detroit 104, Atlanta 98; Charlotte 104, Orlando….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2018Related News

Study suggests link between ultra-processed foods, cancer

PARIS, France – Scientists suggested on Thursday a link between cancer and "ultra-processed" foods such as cookies, soda or carbonated drinks, and sugary cereals, though outside experts cautioned against reading too much into the study results. Researchers from France and Brazil used data from nearly 105,000 French adults who completed online ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2018Related News

Stock market up, ALI results cited

SHARE prices continued to recover on Wednesday with a strong 2017 result for property developer Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) said to have boosted the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi). The benchmark index gained 27.97 points or 0.33 percent to close at 8,598.11 while the broader All Shares grew by 0.39 percent or 19.59 points to [...] The post Stock market up, ALI results cited appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Feb 14th, 2018Related News

SWS: 59% of Filipinos would pick career over love life

More than half of Filipinos said they would choose career over love life, a nationwideSocial Weather Stations (SWS) survey taken in the last quarter of 2017 showed. In poll results baredon Tuesday, the SWS said it asked respondents: "In case youhave to choose between your love life and career, which of these two would youchoose?" The survey firm said 59 percent of Filipinos would choose career while 41 percent wouldchoose their love life. Preference for career over love life, the SWS said, was high among singles, regardless of sex.   "Among single men, 82% of those who are widowed, separated, divorced and 77% ofthose who never married would choosecareeroverlove life, ...Keep on reading: SWS: 59% of Filipinos would pick career over love life.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 13th, 2018Related News

Longer lunch could help weight loss — study suggests

  PARIS, France --- People who wolf down their food could lose weight simply by chewing longer and pausing between bites, study results suggested Tuesday. Research involving nearly 60,000 Japanese people showed a link between eating slower or faster, and losing or gaining weight. "Changes in eating speed can affect changes in obesity, BMI and waist circumference," a research duo from Japan's Kyushu University wrote in the journal BMJ Open. "Interventions aimed at reducing eating speed may be effective in preventing obesity and lowering the associated health risks." BMI stands for Body Mass Index, a ratio of weight-to-height used to determine whether a person falls...Keep on reading: Longer lunch could help weight loss — study suggests.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 13th, 2018Related News

Cavaliers spoil Celts’ celebration

The results: Utah 115, Portland 96; Houston 104, Dallas 97;Minnesota 111, Sacramento 106; Oklahoma City 110, Memphis 92; Indiana 121, New York 113;Atlanta 118, Detroit 115; Cleveland 121, Boston 99; Toronto 123, Charlotte 103. LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The Boston crowd came out to celebrate Paul Pierce on Sunday —….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2018Related News

BSP rate hike seen to tame inflation

ANZ Research expects the adjustment in the Bangko Sentral key rates can address inflationary pressures this year, further boosted by the country’s strong domestic demand In a research note dated February 8, ANZ Research said results of a survey among several economists showed an average inflation forecast for this year….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsFeb 11th, 2018Related News

Half-day old snow is safe to eat—study

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) --- How safe is it to eat snow? A Romanian university has published the results of just such a study. The 2017 experiment showed it was safe to eat snow that was a half-day old, and safer to eat it in the colder months. But by two days old, the snow is not safe to eat, Istvan Mathe, a professor at the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, told The Associated Press. Scientists collected snow from a park and from a roundabout in Miercurea Ciuc, central Romania, in January and February and placed it in hermetically-sealed sterile containers. They then tried to grow bacteria and mold in them. The study took place in temperatures ranging from min...Keep on reading: Half-day old snow is safe to eat—study.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 11th, 2018Related News

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Day 1: Medal tally, brief results

MANILA, Philippines – Here are the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 10th, 2018Related News

Cavs avert slow death with roster overhaul

By Steve Aschburner, CLEVELAND – Koby Altman might not have completely made a name for himself on Thursday's (Friday, PHL time) NBA Trade Deadline Day, but the Cleveland general manager was busy and high-profile enough in his makeover of the Cavaliers that most people now will remember that he’s the one who spells it with a “y.” Those of us convinced for weeks now – at least since the Cavaliers’ home loss to the Warriors on Martin Luther King Day – that another Golden State-Cleveland Finals would be a dud movie we already saw last June, well, we no longer have to worry. Those stale, sputtering Cavs are no more. They are gone – six players out Thursday (Friday, PHL time), four new players in – and done, replaced by a younger, quicker, more athletic cast who’ll be force-fed their playoff experiences. What with so many in and out doors banging to a frenzied beat, All-Star forward Kevin Love barely got a mention. But Love, out with a fracture to his left hand, will be coming back in a month to six weeks to a vastly reconfigured roster and lineup rotation. However long it takes this team to incorporate new guys George Hill, Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr., count on another period of adjustment for Love playing with them for the first time. Presumably – for Love’s sake – it will go more smoothly than Isaiah Thomas’ learning and comeback curve, which sort of triggered much of Thursday’s maneuverings in the first place. Thomas was the fall guy of the day, the flip side of what most expect to be an enthused, rejuvenated and newly focused LeBron James. It already had been a tough nine months for the 5'9" scoring guard, going from the most valuable player on a formidable contender (Thomas finished fifth in NBA MVP balloting) to the hip injury that ate deep into this season, the Kyrie Irving trade that landed him in Cleveland and the rust and skepticism that marred his 15 largely forgettable games there. The Cavs went 7-8 with Thomas, who shot 25 percent on three-pointers and 36 percent overall. Their defense, leaky enough before, got worse (Thomas had a net rating of minus 15.1 points per 100 possessions). Ball movement ground down to a series of dreary isolation plays or desperate 3s. Also, Thomas began to serve as one of the team’s spokesman in the media, a role that suits his personality but one he had not earned in the Cavs’ locker room. He spoke of things “we” had to do better without quite yet being part of that “we.” That included comments after the team’s collapse in Orlando Tuesday about the Cavs failing to make adjustments during games, a criticism that went directly to coach Tyronn Lue and his staff. It was not appreciated. By the time Thomas followed up 24 hours later, after the last-second overtime victory over Minnesota at Quicken Loans Arena, with heartfelt comments about liking Cleveland and not wanting to be traded, he effectively already was gone. Altman reportedly talked with James before the game, running some possible trade scenarios by the team’s star. “We were marching a slow death,” Altman told reporters in a post-trades conference call Thursday evening (Friday, PHL time), “and we didn’t want to be a part of that.” Although it’s undeniably part of the dynamic of trades – dwelling on the down sides of the departed vs. seeing the upsides of the newbies – it’s fair to say that the players to whom the Cavs bid adieu (IT, Jae Crowder, Channing Frye, Iman Shumpert, Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade) represented a lot of things that weren’t working or weren’t getting done. Energy was low, enthusiasm lower. The new arrivals, once they finally do arrive, bring not just their skills but – with three of the four, anyway – enough youth and hunger to jolt a Cavs locker room that lacked a bit of a pulse. Hill is the most like the veterans Cleveland shed Thursday (Friday, PHL time), but he does bring playoff experience and a defensive mindset. Also, his combo-guard ways that could frustrate those in search of a classic playmaker should be an asset where James is initiating so much offense. Hood, Clarkson and Nance get more than just changes of address and the newly dangled carrot of a deep playoff run. They – along with Cedi Osman, already in house and getting an opportunity – get James as a mentor, a role he has enjoyed (think 2015 playoffs and the wonders he worked with Matthew Dellavedova and Tristan Thompson, with Love and Irving out or hobbled). Make no mistake, James likes veterans but not in the mix, with the unreliable results, they had until Thursday (Friday, PHL time). So the Cavaliers hit a reset button that they believe will help them for this season. These deals – and the ability to not trade away the Brooklyn first-round pick they hold thanks to the Irving trade – also leave Cleveland in better shape this summer, more attractive to James when he hits free agency and even more resilient if he leaves. For those tempted to conflate the Irving trade with the deals made Thursday and decree that Cleveland didn’t get nearly enough, the economic concept of “sunk costs” comes to mind. Irving was gone, Thomas wasn’t working out, Crowder was not helping; that first deal was done. There was no going back. All Altman and the Cavs could do was go from there. There is a bigger issue that might not be answered over the remaining 29 games and however many follow in the postseason. The Cavaliers began this 2017-18 season as favorites to again win the conference title and reach the Finals. Even after the Irving trade, most NBA GMs and media mavens expected James and his vets to stomp through the East, whenever they chose to get serious about the season. Instead, we got an unprecedented makeover of a Finals favorite two-thirds of the way through a championship-minded season. In a league that preaches continuity and chemistry as ingredients of success, that’s mind-boggling. James’ inability to rouse this group out of its doldrums, on top of whatever Irving came to dislike even before this season began, raises questions about the superstar-down culture – as opposed to many teams’ top-down, or San Antonio’s Pop-down culture – wherever James has played. Or, for that matter, might play in the future. Bottom line on a busy trade day: Who gets to play for Team LeBron is a lot bigger deal than just on All-Star Sunday. 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......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 9th, 2018Related News

Cavs learn how to win again

The results: Detroit 115, Brooklyn 106; San Antonio 129, Phoenix 81; Cleveland 140, Minnesota 138 (OT); Houston 109, Miami 101; Utah 92, Memphis 88; New Orleans v Indiana, postponed LOS ANGELES (AFP) - LeBron James drained a buzzer-beating game-winner on Wednesday as the Cleveland Cavaliers set aside their troubles with….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2018Related News

PHL graduates’ English edge seen narrowing

THE PHILIPPINES’ perceived advantage in English may be narrowing after a study found that Filipino university graduates as a group score below the target grade for high school graduates in some Southeast Asian countries. “While the general consensus is that the Philippines is superior to its neighboring countries in terms of English proficiency, the results […] The post PHL graduates’ English edge seen narrowing appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2018Related News

UP statistician questions survey tagging Caloocan cops as most trusted

MANILA, Philippines – University of the Philippines (UP) statistics professor Peter Cayton on Thursday, February 8, questioned the survey of the National Police Commission (Napolcom) which named Caloocan cops as the most trusted in Metro Manila. "Medyo malabo 'yung survey at results, maraming questions na kailangan pa sagutin to explain ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2018Related News

Marcos has yet to agree on March 19 poll recount, says lawyer

THE camp of former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. has yet to agree on the recount of the results of the May 2016 elections that the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) scheduled in three provinces on March 19, a lawyer for Marcos said on Thursday. Marcos’ counsel, Vic Rodriguez, made the admission on television during an [...] The post Marcos has yet to agree on March 19 poll recount, says lawyer appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2018Related News