ERC urges Zamcelco and power supplier to honor compromise deal

ERC urges Zamcelco and power supplier to honor compromise deal.....»»

Category: financeSource: thestandard thestandardMay 16th, 2019

Anthony Davis joins Lakers with championship plans

By Greg Beacham, Associated Press EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Davis' year of uncertainty finally felt finished when he stood in the Los Angeles Lakers' training complex and proudly held up his new gold jersey while LeBron James looked on approvingly. After months of upheaval around his departure from New Orleans, the superstar forward is looking forward to years of success and stability on the West Coast. Sure, Davis knows the Lakers are rarely stable, and championships are the only success this franchise understands. The six-time All-Star can't wait for the challenge of winning big in the Hollywood spotlight. "The most difficult part for me was just not knowing," Davis said Saturday (Sunday, PHl time). "When it was announced that I was being traded, I don't want to say it was a relief, (but) it was something that I'd thought about for a long time. Obviously it was tough to leave the city I'd been playing in for seven years, but I think it was best for me. "When I found out I'd been traded to the Lakers, I realized it was an unbelievable opportunity for me," he added. "To be here with a wonderful organization, and then to be able to play alongside LeBron and the players that we have now ... to get the opportunity to do that and come here and play for an organization that's all about winning, and winning championships, and that's the only goal, I think that was the biggest thing for me." The Lakers formally acquired Davis this month in one of the biggest moves of the NBA's tumultuous offseason, but this courtship has been happening for much longer. Davis became determined to leave New Orleans last season, and Los Angeles made an in-season run at Davis before eagerly blowing up its young core to get a second game-changing star to play alongside James. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka introduced Davis as "the most dominant young basketball player in the world." "There is no more complete basketball player in the game," Pelinka added. "There is nothing he can't do. He can shoot. He can make plays. He can defend 1 to 5. He can protect the rim. He can handle the ball. His dedication to his craft is unparalleled. To sit here next to him and think he's going to be on our team and he's going to be a pillar in this franchise for many years is just something we're incredibly proud of." The Lakers gave up Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and a slew of draft picks to land Davis one year before he could become an unrestricted free agent. While Pelinka clearly expects Davis to sign a long-term deal to stay with the Lakers, Davis didn't make a declaration of his intentions right away. "Right now, my focus is on this year, and trying to help this organization become a championship team," Davis said. Davis' new jersey will bear a No. 3 after his plan to take his usual No. 23 from James fell through thanks to rules involving jersey supplier Nike, who had already begun planning for next season with James in the No. 23 shirt. Davis will go back to the number he wore in elementary and middle school, although he jokingly said the denial of No. 23 "was pretty hurtful." Davis and James have been kept up to speed on Pelinka's machinations to build a strong roster around them. Davis strongly endorsed the signing of DeMarcus Cousins, his former teammate in New Orleans — and not just because Davis prefers to play as a power forward instead of a center. "I like playing the 4," Davis said to a laughing coach Frank Vogel. "I'm not even going to sugarcoat it. I don't like playing the 5, but if it comes down to it, Coach, I'll play the 5." Pelinka said the Lakers signed Cousins and re-signed JaVale McGee precisely so that Davis wouldn't wear down his body guarding centers. Davis was asked about load management, and he dismissed it: "I'm playing. I'm 26-years-old. I love the game of basketball. I'm ready to play." Davis also waived a $4 million trade kicker in his contract so the Lakers would have cap room to take their failed run at Kawhi Leonard, a move that Pelinka praised as selfless. "Anytime you're able to acquire a player like Kawhi, I think you have to do almost everything to get a guy like that," Davis said. "It didn't work out for us, but I wanted to make sure I did whatever I could to help the team." Basketball-loving Los Angeles is still buzzing after its two teams were turned into immediate contenders during free agency, but they're hardly alone in a league that might have achieved a measure of parity after years of Golden State dominance. While Leonard and Paul George landed with the Clippers, Davis and James are confident about the future ahead for the 16-time NBA champions, who are exponentially more beloved in their hometown than their local rivals. Davis has lived in Los Angeles during the offseason for several years, and he loves everything about it but the traffic. "It's going to be fun," Davis said of the new-look league with its new crop of superstar pairings. "I'm excited about it. I think the league has grown. I think it's better. (With) all the players teaming up and spreading that talent throughout the league, it's going to be a fun season. I like our roster. I like every player that we have, from one through 14." The Lakers have been the worst team in the NBA during their team-record six consecutive seasons out of the playoffs, but Davis and James expect to end those struggles and drought in the year ahead. They're aiming for much more, too. "I know we'll talk about it and do whatever we can to definitely make this team a championship team next season," Davis said, before correcting himself: "This season.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 14th, 2019

Gatchalian asks government to honor Ilijan power deal

Gatchalian asks government to honor Ilijan power deal.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

SMC urges gov’t to honor Ilijan power plant contract

San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is urging the government to respect the public bidding process and honor the contract for the 1,200-megawatt (MW) Ilijan combined-cycle power plant......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2019

Kai Sotto s greatest performances in the UAAP Jrs.

When he was just 15-years-old, Kai Sotto recorded the first triple-double in the high school ranks since 2003. Not only that, he did it on the biggest stage and under the brightest lights he had been on at that point. With 22 points, 16 rebounds, and 11 blocks, the 7-foot-2 tantalizing talent lifted Ateneo de Manila High School to an 86-70 Game 1 triumph over Nazareth School of National University in the UAAP 80 Juniors Basketball Finals. N????PE! WATCH! Every single block from Kai Sotto's triple-double performance vs NU! (22P 16R 11B) #UAAPSeason80Jrs — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) February 23, 2018 The Blue Eaglets needed each and every one of those as, early on, they found themselves down, 0-8, and then, 17-30. Come the third quarter, however, Sotto stood strong and got together with SJ Belangel, Jason Credo, and Dave Ildefonso for a white-hot 33-5 blast that erased the double-digit deficit and erected a 50-35 advantage for the blue and white. They wouldn't look back from there to move one win away from the championship. That power performance proved, once and for all, that the son of PBA veteran Ervin Sotto was the real deal. And look where he is now, about to see action in the G League and only one step away from the NBA. Right after that game, Ateneo was nothing but proud of its towering teen who answered the call of his head coach. "Actually, he (has been) playing subpar. Maybe, it's because he's not in shape, pero me and Kai, we have a personal relationship," then-mentor Joe Silva said. He then continued, “I text him, he texts me and he texted me, ‘Coach, abangan niyo. Eto na, makikita niyo yung totoong Kai Sotto.’ True enough, he proved to be a man of his word.” Apparently, in the eyes of the Blue Eaglets, Sotto's per game counts of 12.9 points in 57.4 percent shooting, 11.5 rebounds, and 3.9 blocks before the Finals left much room for improvement. And in Game 1, he indeed answered the call en route to a championship and a Finals MVP. At 15-years-old, he had already been making history - so it's no surprise he's only continuing to do so now until the foreseeable future. Here are Kai Sotto's other power performances from his time as an Ateneo Blue Eaglet: Career-high 36 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 3 assists as Ateneo def. the University of the Philippines Integrated School, 77-60, in the UAAP 81 first round 27 points, 22 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 blocks as Ateneo def. Far Eastern University-Diliman, 77-61, in the UAAP 81 second round 26 points, 20 rebounds, and 3 blocks as Ateneo def. De La Salle Zobel, 88-59, in the UAAP 81 second round 26 points, 25 rebounds, and 4 blocks as Ateneo bowed to National U, 53-64, in the UAAP 81 Finals Game 2 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 18th, 2020

U.N. urges global debt deal to prevent disaster in poorer countries

GENEVA, Switzerland – The United Nations called on Thursday, April 23, for a global debt deal, including the creation of an international body to oversee "substantive debt relief" to prevent an economic catastrophe in poorer nations amid the pandemic. A report from the United Nations Conference on Trade, Investment, and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2020

Markets down but investors hopeful of victory vs pandemic

Asia markets fell Monday with investors cautious on news of an international deal to shore up oil prices and tentative signs of progress in efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) producers dominated by Saudi Arabia and allies led by Russia thrashed out a compromise deal on Sunday to […] The post Markets down but investors hopeful of victory vs pandemic appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 13th, 2020

Philippines urges trading partners to honor rice deals

The government is calling on neighboring countries to honor their commitment to export rice to the Philippines after suppliers started cutting down on their shipments to other nations......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2020

Power-trippers seek emergency powers against the Filipino people

After all the deliberations, the public demands more concrete answers. Immediate actions to combat COVID-19 do not require emergency powers. The problem is that from day 1, the Duterte administration does not have a comprehensive plan to deal with the crisis. The post Power-trippers seek emergency powers against the Filipino people appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

AC Energy signs deal to pursue 2nd phase of wind farm project in Vietnam

AC Energy Inc., the power unit of conglomerate Ayala Corp., and The Blue Circle signed a notice to proceed with General Electric Renewable Energy to use Cypress wind turbines in the second phase of the Mui Ne Wind Farm in Binh Thuan province, Vietnam......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020

Power-trippers seek emergency powers against the powerless

After all the deliberations, the public demands more concrete answers. Immediate actions to combat COVID-19 do not require emergency powers. The problem is that from day 1, the Duterte administration does not have a comprehensive plan to deal with the crisis. The post Power-trippers seek emergency powers against the powerless appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020

DTI, Google, tie up for MSME digitalization

DTI inked deal with Google Philippines in upgrading the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) through the power of digitalization, creating a strong online presence and training them on digital skills to grow their businesses globally......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsMar 21st, 2020

Lawmakers, Malacañang to discuss allowing Duterte flexibility to deal with pandemic

MANILA, Philippines – Congressional leaders are set to meet with senior Cabinet officials in Malacañang on Saturday, March 21, to consider giving President Rodrigo Duterte the power to address the coronavirus outbreak "with flexibility." "[Special session is] postponed – converted to a meeting in the Palace with House counterparts," Senate President ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2020

ERC recognizes MORE as sole power supplier in Iloilo City

The Energy Regulatory Commission has ruled that More Electric and Power Corp of port magnate Enrique Razon is the sole and legitimate power distributor in Iloilo City......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 13th, 2020

ERC revokes PECO license; hands power deal to MORE

The Energy Regulatory Commission is revoking the provisional certificate of public convenience and necessity of Panay Electric Co. to operate Iloilo City’s power distribution services in favor of Razon-led More Electric and Power Corp......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 7th, 2020

ERC clears power supply deal between Meralco, Solar Philippines

The Energy Regulatory Commission has cleared the long-term power supply agreement between Manila Electric Co. and Solar Philippines Tanauan Corp., three years after the deal was executed......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 4th, 2020

UK rejects EU trade demands, threatens to walk away

LONDON, United Kingdom – Britain warned Thursday, February 27, it would not commit to following European Union rules in a post-Brexit trade deal , and threatened to abandon talks in June if no compromise was possible. Two days after EU ministers approved their own joint approach to the negotiations, which start ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2020

Robredo urges priests to keep speaking against tyranny

Vice President Leni Robredo yesterday called on Catholic priests to continue to speak out against tyranny, citing their significant role during the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution that toppled the 20-year Marcos regime......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2020

Massive Brown-out, posibleng maranasan muli sa isla

BATO, CATANDUANES – Kinumpirma ng First Catanduanes Electric Cooperative (FICELCO) Inc ang posibilidad na muling danasin ng buong lalawigan ang malawakang brownout sa mga darating na araw kaugnay ng nakatakdang pag-alis ng National Power Corporation (NPC) bilang isa sa dalawang power supplier ng kooperatiba. Sa liham na inilabas ni FICELCO General Manager Engr. Raul Zafe, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2020

Two of world’s richest heirs join forces in Hollywood deal

HOLLYWOOD’S latest power couple hail from opposite sides of the world......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

Vivant signs power deal with BANELCO

Vivant Energy Corp. said a subsidiary signed a 15-megawatt power supply agreement with Bantayan Electric Cooperative to address the need for a stable and reliable energy source in Bantayan Island, a growing tourism hub in northern Cebu......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020