Suspension of Classes August 2, 2011

It has been reported that some classes today August 2, 2011 are suspended.

Here are the updates regarding suspension of classes according to ANC Alerts via Twitter :

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RT @ateneodemanilau Classes in the Loyola Schools – college and graduate – are suspended as of 12 noon.

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RT @FarEasternU: Classes and office operations and transactions will be suspended at 12 noon today August 2.

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RT @Official_UE: President Ester Garcia has declared that classes today in UE Manila and UE Caloocan from 12 noon onwards are now cancelled.

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RT @FEUdiliman: Classes in ALL levels (Elementary, High School and College) are now suspended due to the situation of Ipo Dam

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RT @DLSUManila classes at all levels and in all campuses are suspended today, August 2, 2011, starting 11:20 am. Office work also suspended

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Classes suspended in TUP, PNU, PHILSCA, RTU, PUP, New Era University, Angelicum College, Great Ways Technical Institute

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Classes suspended in all levels in University of Santo Tomas, St. Paul University in Quezon City & San Sebastian College in Recto

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Region 3: No classes in kindergarten & elementary in Macabebe East and West and in Masantol, Kaingin, San Isidro & Sta. Lucia Elem. Schools

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Classes are suspended from pre-school to high school in Metro Manila

Do Not Bring DSLR on the Smart Ultimate All Star Weekend Game

According to @patriciahizon via twitter, only point and shoot cameras will be allowed on the exhibition games.

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I remember last time that the announcer from the Kobe Byrant Manila Tour 2011 repeatedly says that cameras and video cams are not allowed but the fans decline the call. There are still no words from the officials why they are not allowing DSLR’s on the Smart Ultimate All Star Weekend Game but I suspect that this could be something to do with copyrights.

How Bad is the NBA Lockout?

Really really BAD.

Derek Fisher who serves as the president of the National Basketball Players Association will be playing in Manila this coming July 23-24, 2011 for the Smart Ultimate All Star Weekend. This just shows that there ain’t no high-level negotiations going on in the NBA but despite of that, a schedule was released for the NBA 2011-2012 season.

News from ABS-CBN:

According to the draw, the regular season will start on November 1 when last season’s champions, the Dallas Mavericks, host the Chicago Bulls in Texas. Later that same night, the Los Angeles Lakers, the champions the previous season, host the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Most teams, including Miami Heat, will start their seasons on November 2. The Heat, led by their Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, will start their season in New York against the Knicks.

The Mavericks and Heat, last season’s Eastern Conference champions, will face each other for the first time since their NBA finals showdown in Dallas on Christmas Day.

The All-Star weekend was scheduled for Feb. 24-26 in Florida while the Orlando Magic and the New Jersey Nets will lock horns in London on March 7 and 8 as part of the NBA’s annual overseas excursion.

After the exhibition games, all eyes will be on Derek Fisher on what will be his next action. For sure, he doesn’t want to scrap the NBA 2011-2012 season but if thing’s ain’t going nowhere, everybody else doesn’t have a choice.