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PascualLab celebrates 75 years by spreading the love

PascualLab celebrates 75 years by spreading the love.....»»

Category: newsSource: bicolstandard bicolstandardApr 19th, 2021

Ne-Yo celebrates 15 years of & lsquo;In My Own World& rsquo;

In honor of the 15th anniversary of  In My Own Words,  a double-platinum album  by R&B veteran  Ne-Yo, UMe/Def Jam announces the release of a digital deluxe version of the album as well as two live acoustic performances of the hit singles from the project “So Sick” and “Sexy Love,” live from The Compound in Atlanta......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021

It s halftime in the NBA, and time to look at some trends

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press It’s halftime. The midway point of the NBA regular season arrives this week -- there are 1,230 games between October and April, and after Thursday night’s (Friday, PHL time) slate goes into the books 618 games will have been played with 612 left to go. Making statistical judgments after a few games, or even a few weeks, isn’t the wisest thing. But with 50% of the season done, it seems like appropriate enough of a sample size to point out a few trends. 3’S, AGAIN The league records for 3-pointers made and attempted are going to get broken for the eighth consecutive year. But the growth rate in that department seems to be slowing down. First, the numbers: NBA teams combined to make 27,955 3-pointers last season and attempt 78,742, both of which are records. That was an increase of 8.3% on makes from 2017-18 and an increase of 10.4% on attempts. This year, the league is on pace to make more than 29,000 3-pointers and attempt nearly 83,000 of them. Both would be records, of course, but the increases over last season are on pace to be only 4.7% on makes and 5.1% on attempts. And while the league’s love affair with the 3-pointer is nothing new, it’s still a bit mindboggling to put it in perspective. When this soon-to-be-eight-year run of record-setting began, NBA teams made 17,603 3’s and attempted 49,067 of them. How much has it changed? This year’s projected final numbers, compared to those -- up 66% percent on makes, up 69% on attempts. SCORING DOWN (SORT OF) Maybe defenses have caught up to the offense-friendly officiating emphasis that went into place at the start of last season. Scoring is down a tiny bit from last year. In 2018-19, teams averaged 111.2 points per game. This year, it’s down to 110.4 per game. But that is still on pace to be the 15th-highest scoring season in the NBA’s 74-year history -- and the second-highest in the last 35 years. JAMES HARDEN Any look at numbers must include what Houston guard James Harden is doing. He’s averaging 37.7 points per game, putting him on pace for the fifth-highest mark in NBA history. Wilt Chamberlain owns the top three (50.4 in 1961-62, 44.8 in 1962-63 and 38.4 in 1960-61). Elgin Baylor is fourth, at 38.3 per game in 1961-62. Harden’s scoring will be (and already has been) a rallying cry for his MVP candidacy, just as it was last season when he averaged 36.1 points per game -- and Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo won the award. Precedent is not in Harden’s MVP favor. Chamberlain didn’t win MVP in his three highest-scoring seasons, nor did Baylor when he had his best scoring year. In all three cases, Boston’s Bill Russell won the award -- without averaging more than 18.9 points per game in that stretch. He did average nearly 24 rebounds in each of those seasons, and the Celtics won the NBA championship in all three of those years as well. Harden, however, could seriously challenge the 3-point single-season record. Golden State’s Stephen Curry made 402 in his unanimous MVP season of 2015-16; Harden is on pace for 414 this season, provided he plays in every Houston game the rest of the way. LEBRON’S ASSISTS LeBron James is well on his way to winning his first assist crown, leading the NBA with 10.7 per game entering Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) -- more than one assist per game ahead of Phoenix’s Ricky Rubio. Like so many other things James does, an assist crown would be historic. James is 35. He would become the second-oldest assist champion in NBA history; Steve Nash was 37 when he won that title for the final time. As far as first-time winners, James would become the oldest. Jerry West won his lone assist title when he was 33. Lenny Wilkens and Mark Jackson were both 32. Wilt Chamberlain and Rod Strickland were both 31. Even Utah’s John Stockton -- the king of assists -- was 34 when he won his final assist title. A LOT OF GOOD ... There is a chance that there could be as many 50-win teams as the league has ever seen. At the midway mark, there are 12 teams with realistic chances of getting to 50 wins this season. If they all get there -- and it’s not exactly improbable, either -- it would tie the record for most teams reaching that standard in a single season. The mark is 12 set in 2009-10. That season, Boston, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Cleveland, Phoenix, Dallas, the Los Angeles Lakers, Utah, Portland, Orlando, Denver and Atlanta all won between 50 and 61 games. ... AND A LOT OF BAD Meanwhile, there are 17 teams on pace to finish with losing records. As of now, there are the 12 teams with a great shot at 50 or more wins. Then there’s Oklahoma City, the lone team in the middle, on pace for about 46 wins. And then there is everyone else, all with records below .500 at this point. Call it an erosion of the NBA’s middle class. The last time the league had only one team finish between 41 and 49 wins -- including adjustments for labor-issue-related shortened seasons -- was 1966-67. Of course, the NBA only had 10 teams then, with two (Philadelphia and Boston) having winning percentages of .741 or better, the San Francisco Warriors at 44-37, and then the other seven teams all with losing records. THE WEEK AHEAD A game (or two) to watch for each of the next seven days (PHL times listed) ... Wednesday, Houston at Memphis: Don’t look now, but the Grizzlies are really in the West playoff mix. Thursday, San Antonio at Miami: Impossible for these teams to play and not think of 2013 and 2014. Friday, Boston at Milwaukee: A matchup of two of the best in the Eastern Conference. Saturday, Portland at Dallas: It should be an elite guard showdown, Damian Lillard vs. Luka Doncic. Sunday, Sacramento at Utah: In what is becoming an annual tradition, the Jazz are wildly underrated. Next Monday, Indiana at Denver: Pacers still hovering on pace for 50 wins, Nuggets just keep winning. Next Tuesday, Toronto at Atlanta/New Orleans at Memphis: The league celebrates the life Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with 14 games -- including these two, Atlanta being where he was born and Memphis being where he was killed. ___ Tim Reynolds is a national basketball writer for The Associated Press. Write to him at treynolds@ap.org.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 14th, 2020

Foodpanda Celebrates Its 4th Anniversary in Cebu with Foodtography

It’s been four years, Cebu! Four years of full of food and love. In celebration of this feat, foodpanda is hosting the first ever foodtography in the City, a photo exhibit highlighting Cebu’s best eats and ever-evolving food scene. Drop by and feast your eyes with these mouth-watering photos of Cebu’s finest eats taken by […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 30th, 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

This ‘nanay’ took care of two families for 30 years

  CEBU CITY, Philippines– 30 long years. That’s how many years Iluminada Servilla spent with a family she was just planning to serve at first, but learned to love like her own as time passed. Servilla, 71, from Boljoon town in southern Cebu, dedicated her life to serve a family she loved so she, too, […] The post This ‘nanay’ took care of two families for 30 years appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News9 hr. 38 min. ago

VCMC celebrates 69 years of quality medical service to Cebuanos

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Visayas Community Medical Center (VCMC) has been serving the health and wellness needs of Cebuanos for the last 69 years, but their plans are only getting bigger. In the 69th founding anniversary of one of Cebu’s top community hospitals, the VCMC, which grows stronger under the AppleOne Medical Group (AMG), […] The post VCMC celebrates 69 years of quality medical service to Cebuanos appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2021

100 years of love, laughter & lessons from Benny Tantoco

The Queen of England writes a birthday card to any citizen who turns 100. In Ireland, centenarians get a cash gift of about 2,500 pounds to congratulate them for their longevity......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 26th, 2021

First Circle opens revolving credit to help 10,000 MSMEs

First Circle, a Philippines-based financial technology platform, celebrates five years of supporting the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises sector with the launch of a groundbreaking revolving credit line to support at least 10,000 MSMEs nationwide amid the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 21st, 2021

Tomb Raider celebrates 25 years of animated show on Netflix, new movie with Vikander, Fortnite crossovers …

Tomb Raider is 25 years old, and Square Enix celebrates him by announcing more crossovers (including an adventure in Fortnite’s creative mode), Netflix anime and.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 18th, 2021

Ina inaming hindi na masyadong romantic ang asawa makalipas ang 20 years na pagsasama

BUMAGAY ang soundtrack ng awiting “Hindi Kita Iiwan” ni Sam Milby sa “#AmpalayaChronicles Presents Me & Mrs. Cruz”. Mapapanood ito sa iWant TFC Original Anthology Series sa Marso 26 na pinagbibidahan nina Ina Raymundo, Kristof Garcia, Nicki Morena at Paulo Angeles, sa direksyon ni Real Florido. Interesting ang love story ng mga karakter nina Ina […] The post Ina inaming hindi na masyadong romantic ang asawa makalipas ang 20 years na pagsasama appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2021

VLOG WATCH: Kylie Verzosa and Jake Cuenca’s Palawan Escapade (no proposals!)

HOT NA HOT and very much in love ang reel-to-real power couple na sina Jake Cuenca at Kylie Verzosa. Nag-umpisa ang kanilang love story sa set ng ‘Los Bastardos’ two years ago at hanggang ngayon ay going strong pa rin ang relasyon nila. Parehong busy with their respective shows and film projects sina Jake at […] The post VLOG WATCH: Kylie Verzosa and Jake Cuenca’s Palawan Escapade (no proposals!) appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinoyparazziRelated NewsMar 16th, 2021

Butuan celebrates 500 years of Christianity

Agusan del Norte’s Magallanes town where the first mass marker was erected by Spanish friars back in 1872 will commence its weeklong celebration of 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines with a mass at the Magellan Shrine this morning......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 16th, 2021

Love means never having to say you’re sorry

Believe it or not but Carmina Villarroel and Zoren Legaspi have never fought in their 20 years together.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

Heart: Nu’ng 21 years old ako, ipinagpalit ang lahat para sa love, ang hirap-hirap!

KUNG mas pinili ni Heart Evangelista ang pag-ibig kesa sa kanyang showbiz career noong kabataan niya, kabaligtaran naman nito ang naging choice ni Maja Salvador. Sa latest YouTube vlog ni Maja, nakasama niya sa isang masaya at makabuluhang chikahan ang Kapuso actress at fashion icon kung saan napag-usapan nga nila ilang issue sa pakikipagrelasyon. Sinagot […] The post Heart: Nu’ng 21 years old ako, ipinagpalit ang lahat para sa love, ang hirap-hirap! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

Charina in Paris

It’s been three years since fashion designer Charina Sarte moved to France, where she married and settled down with her long-distance love, Valentin Kretz......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021

Larry the Cat celebrates 10 years of catching mice in the UK

Cat Larry, known as “the official mouse catcher”, Celebrates 10 years of service in the UK. What is your position within the UK government? On.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2021

Love like business

I have been doing business for many years......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2021

Your luck and love this 2021 according to your animal sign

Xin Nian Kuai Le! As we usher in the Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year, we also welcome the start of the zodiac year. Are you ready to know what this year has in store for you?  There are animals that correspond to the birth years in the Chinese Zodiac. The Chinese Zodiac is […] The post Your luck and love this 2021 according to your animal sign appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2021

realme Offers Couple Deals, Dinner Date This February

The country’s number 1 smartphone brand realme Philippines celebrates its love with exciting activities, special promos, and awesome prizes for its fans and supporters this February. From February 1 to 14, realme Philippines will be running a series of online activities to engage its fans and supporters and give them a chance to win exciting […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2021

Skincare firm promotes hygiene on Valentine& rsquo;s Day

Diana Stalder, a skincare, beauty and healthy lifestyle group, is spreading love on Valentine’s Day on a different but more meaningful way this year......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2021