Fajardo getting ample help cleaning the glass for Beermen

first_imgTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSurprisingly ranking just third among locals in rebounding with 7.8 boards per game, June Mar Fajardo shared that he doesn’t really mind his standing in the statistics.“It’s OK,” he said with a grin after San Miguel’s 112-101 victory over GlobalPort on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ The three-time PBA Most Valuable Player has every reason to be satisfied, with the rest of the Beermen picking up the slack when it comes to the boards.Fajardo said that San Miguel has put on extra work on its team rebounding, thus the explanation for the rise of boards for its backcourt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundTo wit, in the Beermen’s victory over the Batang Pier, Alex Cabagnot hauled down 10 rebounds, Chris Ross got six boards, and Marcio Lassiter had four.“We really worked out on that, that the rebounding won’t be the responsibility of the big men alone,” the 6-foot-10 giant said in Filipino. “I’m boxing out the opponent’s imports and their big men, so we really have to rebound as a team.” For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle San Miguel is sixth in the league when it comes to the boards, collecting 52.2 rebounds per game.Despite the slight dip in his numbers, Fajardo’s presence is still felt in the team, even if he fought through a stiff neck on Friday.The Cebuano behemoth finished with 15 points, eight rebounds, and three assists in the win, which helped the Beermen grab a top two seat going to the playoffs.Still, Fajardo said that work is just getting started as San Miguel braces for tougher competition in the quarterfinals.“We need to prepare ourselves because we’re facing stronger teams,” he said. “Intensity is bound to get a notch higher in the playoffs, so we have to program ourselves to be prepared.”ADVERTISEMENT Roach says Golovkin will KO Canelo Swing Out Sister back to PH this April LATEST STORIES MOST READ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Heena Sidhu elated after CWG gold: “My score was good enough for any Olympic final”

first_imgHeena Sidhu was elated with her record-breaking performance at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games which helped her win her first CWG gold medal.The ace shooter had bagged Silver at the 10m Air Pistol event on Sunday. Two days later, she broke a Commonwealth Games record to win GoldIncidentally, this is her first major medal in the 25m pistol event with most of her other podium finishes being in 10m air pistolHeena Sidhu: The story of an accidental shooter who went to become a legendNaturally, Sidhu was thrilled at the end of a tiring day. In fact, her score of 38 is good enough to give her a real shot at an Olympic medal.”I am very happy that I got my first individual medal in 25m Pistol event. It’s also my first Gold at the Commonwealth Games with a new CWG record. In fact, the score I shot at the finals is good enough for any Olympic final as well. We have been working very hard on the finals and winning.. It’s shaping up really well now,” Sidhu told India Today.However, an Olympic medal is no mean feat. Sidhu, a seasoned professional, said it was important to prepare well and focus on the job at hand.”Whether it’s the Olympics or any other competition, you cannot really guarantee a medal. You can only guarantee a good performance.”You have to do what you have been working to do, With every match, the confidence rises but it can also backfire.advertisementCommonwealth Games 2018, Day 6: Medals Tally”You are going to all the matches with so much pressure and if you don’t perform, by the time the Olympics come, you feel you are not well prepared. The preparation is key, you have to make sure that you are walking towards your goal with every match. With this match also, that is what happened – we worked on certain things and in the match, I could deliver on that front. That really gives me a lot of confidence,” she said.CWG 2018: Heena Sidhu follows up 10m Air Pistol Silver with Gold in 25m PistolSidhu said the Commonwealth Games bring a lot of pressure because of the media scrutiny. But she said athletes wanted to prove themselves at the Games to bring glory for their country.”There’s a lot of media attention and the Games have the tradition of countries competing against each other. That brings a lot of pressure but that’s one of the reasons why athletes want to perform better at the Games rather than the World Cups or World Championships because it brings glory to their countries.”However, she said World Cups are important as well and it was important for her to keep performing in every tournament.last_img read more

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Several stabbed in Finnish city suspect held

first_imgFinnish police patrols in front of the Cenral Railway Station in Helsinki on 18 August, 2017. Photo: AFPSeveral people were stabbed in the southwestern Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said after shooting and arresting a suspect.“Police shot the suspected perpetrator in the legs,” police wrote on Twitter. “The person has been arrested. We recommend that people avoid central Turku.”Police did not confirm the number of victims.Public television station Yle reported that central Turku was on lockdown, with witnesses saying they had seen bodies lying on the ground in a busy area of the town. Businesses were shut.“The government is following the situation in Turku closely and a police operation is under way,” tweeted Prime Minister Juha Sippila ahead of a cabinet meeting.MTV3 television reported that police have raised security at Helsinki airport and at train stations.In 2012, Finland’s then-prime minister Jyrki Katainen escaped a knife attack in Turku while campaigning for municipal elections.The man who approached him carrying a knife was found to be psychologically disturbed and no charges were brought against him.last_img read more

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Summit helped world avoid nuclear catastrophe says Trump

first_imgIn this picture taken on 12 June 2018 and released from North Korea`s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 13 June 2018, North Korea`s leader Kim Jong Un (L) shakes hands with US president Donald Trump (R) during the US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore. Photo: AFPDonald Trump accepted an invitation from Kim Jong Un to visit North Korea during their historic summit, Pyongyang state media reported Wednesday, as the US president said the world had jumped back from the brink of “nuclear catastrophe”.Tuesday’s unprecedented encounter in Singapore saw the leader of the world’s most powerful democracy shake hands with Kim, the third generation scion of a dynastic dictatorship, as they stood as equals in front of their nations’ flags.In a characteristically bullish tweet, Trump said the first-ever summit between sitting leaders of the two Cold War foes meant “the World has taken a big step back from potential Nuclear catastrophe!””No more rocket launches, nuclear testing or research! The hostages are back home with their families. Thank you to Chairman Kim, our day together was historic!”In a joint statement following the talks, Kim agreed to the “complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula” — a stock phrase favoured by Pyongyang that stopped short of long-standing US demands for North Korea to give up its atomic arsenal in a “verifiable” and “irreversible” way.In its first report on the landmark summit, the official KCNA news agency ran a glowing dispatch on the talks, describing them as an “epoch-making meeting” that would help foster “a radical switchover in the most hostile (North Korea)-US relations”.The report said the two men each asked the other to visit their country.”The two top leaders gladly accepted each other’s invitation,” KCNA said.It asserted that Trump had “expressed his intention” to lift sanctions against the North — something the US president had told a blockbuster press conference would happen “when we are sure that the nukes are no longer a factor”.”The sanctions right now remain,” he added.With the headline: “Meeting of the century opens new history in DPRK-US relations”, the North’s ruling Workers Party official daily Rodong Sinmun splashed no fewer than 33 pictures across four of its usual six pages.One of the pictures showed a smiling Kim shaking hands with Trump’s hawkish National Security Advisor John Bolton, who has previously advocated military action against the North, which in turn has referred to him as “human scum.”‘War games’ Pyongyang has reason to feel confident after the meeting, a major coup for an isolated and heavily sanctioned regime that has long craved international legitimacy.”Kim Jong Un got what he wanted at the Singapore Summit: the international prestige and respect of a one-on-one meeting with the American president, the legitimacy of North Korean flags hanging next to American flags in the background,” said Paul Haenle, director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center.In his post-summit press conference, Trump made the surprise announcement that the US would halt joint military exercises with its security ally Seoul — something long sought by Pyongyang, which claims the drills are a rehearsal for invasion.The US stations around 30,000 troops in security ally South Korea to protect it from its neighbour, which invaded in 1950 in an attempt to reunify the peninsula by force.”We will be stopping the war games which will save us a tremendous amount of money,” Trump told reporters, adding that “at some point” he wanted to withdraw US troops from the South.Both Seoul and US military commanders in the South indicated they had no idea the announcement was coming, and in an editorial Wednesday the Korea Herald said it was “worrisome”.Smiles and handshakes The Singapore summit was a potentially legacy-defining meeting for both men — comparable to president Richard Nixon’s 1972 visit to China, or Ronald Reagan’s 1986 summit with Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik.Only a few months ago, the pair were swapping personal insults such as “dotard” and “little rocket man” and the North conducted its six and most powerful nuclear test, as well as firing missiles over Japan.Trump vowed to rain down “fire and fury” on Pyongyang if it threatened the US but instead in Singapore it was compliments that flowed, as the president described Kim as “talented” and said they had forged a “special bond.”After a day filled with smiles and handshakes watched around the world, the US “committed to provide security guarantees” to North Korea.But critics charged that the summit legitimised Kim, whose regime has been accused of multiple human rights abuses, and said the summit was more about headlines than substantive progress.Trump said the US would be checking Kim’s progress towards denuclearisation “very strongly” but many agreements made in the past with North Korea have later fallen apart.World powers from China to Japan, the European Union and Russia welcomed its outcome — while cautioning it was only the first step towards resolving the nuclear stand-off with Pyongyang.But some media in Japan, which North Korea has in the past threatened to “sink into the sea”, were cautious.”The real bargaining has now started between the US and North Korea. Problems that cannot be solved through a bling-bling political show remain on both sides,” said the liberal Mainichi Shimbun.last_img
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Student duped of Rs 36000 after being promised of loan

first_imgKolkata: A student from Sonarpur in South 24-Parganas was allegedly duped by some persons who promised him loan at a minimal interest rate.The victim had approached the alleged cheaters after they posted an advertisement on a social media channel regarding the same. According to sources, Arpan Debnath, a resident of Malirbagan at Sonarpur is a post-grad student. Recently, he had seen an advertisement on a social media channel reading that an organisation offers loan at a very low rate of interest. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalThe advertisement read — any unemployed person will be granted loan and no Income Tax return needs to be filed. To avail loan, Debnath contacted the organisation through the social media channel where the advertisement was posted. After a while, a person claiming to be Alok Das assured him through a message that he would get the mentioned loan amount soon. On January 2, a person claiming to be Subhajit Das went to Debnath and collected necessary documents such as photocopy of his Voter ID card, Aadhar Card, Pan Card and a blank cheque. On the very next day, i.e January 3, Debnath’s specimen signature was Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedalso collected. On January 4, Debnath was asked to visit a person in Hazra from where he was taken to a bank for necessary documentation. A few hours after his visit, Debnath received a text message saying Rs 36,000 had been withdrawn from his account. Later, when he tried to get in touch with the organisation through the social media channel, he failed to get response. On January 7, he lodged a complaint at Sonarpur police station. Later, the Cyber Crime section of West Bengal Police at Bhavani Bhavan was also informed. According to sources, police have identified the account where the money was transferred. The sleuths are checking with the account holder and his connection.last_img read more

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Taiwanese Parents Now Legally Required to Restrict Their TechAddicted Teens

first_imgJanuary 28, 2015 2 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Alongside cigarettes, alcohol, drugs and chewing betel nuts, lawmakers in Taiwan are looking to clamp down on a new addiction besieging the country’s youth: Electronic devices.The sovereign state passed a law last Friday prohibiting people aged 18 and under from using devices — including mobile products, television and video games — “for a period of time that is not reasonable,” The Telegraph reports.While it is unclear how the government plans to define a “reasonable” amount of time or enforce the regulation, the law is the brainchild of Parliament member Lu Shiow-yen, who reportedly said his intention was to limit usage to 30-minute increments.Related: iPhone Separation Anxiety Is an Actual Problem, Study FindsParents who fail to enforce the law, entitled the “Child and Youth Welfare and Protection Act,” can incur fines of up to $1,595.Public reaction has been mixed. Though some citizens feel as though the decree is valid, others claimed it violated personal privacy laws, according to Kotaku.Taiwan is not the only Asian country seeking to curb digital addictions in an age where, by 2020, 90 percent of the world’s population aged 6 years and over is expected to have a mobile phone. In China, the city of Shanghai and the province of Zhejiang have both introduced laws cautioning parents against allowing their children to be “overindulgent” with electronics, according to The Telegraph.Related: In a Catch-22, This App Rewards People for Setting Down Their Phonescenter_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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