Rhodes lifts San Miguel to top 2 seed

first_imgPBA IMAGESCharles Rhodes took charge in the fourth period and helped San Miguel clinch the top two seed in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup with a 112-101 victory over GlobalPort Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The enigmatic reinforcement unloaded 19 of his 34 points in the payoff period, wile also hauling down five rebounds and two assists to quash the Batang Pier’s belated rally.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Filloil: Arellano slips past St. Benilde Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP “I told the boys that this is the start of our best-of-three series. I’m glad that they responded and we now have one going to the quarterfinals,” said Austria, as San Miguel braces for a date against either Alaska or Phoenix.GlobalPort dropped to 4-7 and reeled to the eighth-seed playoff, either again the Aces or the Fuel Master, depending on the result of the second game. The knockout game is slated on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Justin Harper topped the Batang Pier with 25 points and 12 rebounds, while Stanley Pringle chipped in 21 markers, nine boards, and five assists.Terrence Romeo had 21 points, seven assists, and six boards, and Bradwyn Guinto had 11.Aside from those four, coach Franz Pumaren had little to no support from the rest of GlobalPort in its last elimination game.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV “I’m happy to see for the first time that our import didn’t get to early foul trouble,” said coach Leo Austria of Rhodes.Chris Ross added 17 markers, seven assists, six boards, and two steals, while June Mar Fajardo came off the bench and registered 15 points, eight rebounds, and three dimes despite playing through his stiff neck.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlex Cabagnot nabbed a double-double of 13 markers and 10 boards, while Marcio Lassiter and Arwind Santos both wound up with 13 points each.Finishing the eliminations with a 9-2 card, the Beermen have secured a twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals but they still await their playoff seeding depending on the Ginebra-Mahindra duel. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The Scores:SAN MIGUEL 112 – Rhodes 34, Ross 17, Fajardo 15, Cabagnot 13, Lassiter 13, Santos 13, Reyes 4, Tubid 3, Heruela 0, Espinas 0.GLOBALPORT 101 – Harper 25, Pringle 21, Romeo 21, Guinto 11, Anthony 9, Pessumal 5, Cortez 4, Ababou 3, Grey 2, Forrester 0, Pennisi 0, Maierhofer 0, Mamaril 0, Paredes 0.Quarters: 32-21, 51-46, 77-72, 112-101.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds View commentslast_img read more

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India vs England: Women show spunk, the men flop

first_imgYajurvindra SinghAt the Oval, India, apart from M.S. Dhoni’s 82 in the first innings, have once again succumbed to the pace and swing of the England attack.The Indians’ mental state of failing to play on green tracks has made them tentative and unsure. Cricket at the highest level requires more temperament than just technique. India’s team selection in this series has been quite bewildering. The chopping and changing of players seems quite unfathomable. They needed to make some bold decisions but failed to do so. Dropping Ravindra Jadeja and including Stuart Binny seemed quite ridiculous.Similarly, Gautam Gambhir, in his stint at Old Trafford, did not seem to be in the best of form and one felt including Rohit Sharma to bolster the batting would have been more appropriate. They needed to make a change in their batting order, not only to show some differentiation and try and change their luck, but also to unsettle the England think tank. I feel there seems to be some sort of confusion and disharmony in the Indian camp. Duncan Fletcher has plenty of experience of conditions in England but this just does not seem to reflect in India’s game plan.Mithali Raj guided the Indian women to victory over England in the one-off Test.The composition and selection of the team, the field placements, the bowling changes and the static batting order clearly indicates that all is not well. There seem to be some undercurrents that need to be ironed out immediately, as India have hit disaster. The road to redemption is difficult. India need to look at adopting the Decision Review System seriously as they would have been far better placed if it was in place.On the other hand, the Indian women’s team has shown far more spunk than the men. At the Wormsley cricket ground in a one-match Test series, they were excellent. The England team is a professional outfit with players getting an annual contract and practising regularly at their academy. In contrast, the Indian women, with much less remuneration from the rich-est cricket body in the world, the BCCI, have shown they need to be taken far more seriously. Playing a Test match after eight years, they have performed far more credibly. I had the privilege of watching two of the Indian women – Poonam Raut and Harmanpreet Kaur – practising in Mumbai.advertisementThe enthusiasm, passion and commitment that they showed, along with so many other young girls, was truly inspiring. One remembers the early days of our cricketing life as a country when we were going through exactly what women’s cricket is going through now. They need to be taken seriously and given a similar status to their male counterparts. Australia and England have taken the step in professionalising the game and India needs to follow suit soon.The performance of the Indian women cricketers has shown that they do possess the skills and so deserve the cricket knowledge, experience and infrastructure available in India to take them to the top of women’s cricket.last_img read more

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Flying debris kills woman in Odisha as cyclone Fani gains strength

first_img Close A 65-year-old woman died after a suspected heart attack at a cyclone shelter. TwitterThree people were killed as cyclone Fani battered the Odisha coast on Friday. The deadly tropical cyclone wreaked havoc in several parts of Odisha, especially Puri district. Also, West Bengal is gearing up to tackle the destructive storm.In three separate incidents, three people were killed as a tree came crashing down on a teenager killing him at a place within Sakhigopal police station area limits in Puri district.In another incident, flying debris from a concrete structure hit a woman in Nayagarh district when she had gone to fetch water, killing her.While a 65-year-old woman died in Debendranarayanpur village in Kendrapara district after a suspected heart attack at a cyclone shelter.Fani, an extremely severe cyclonic storm lashed the Odisha coast Friday morning, uprooting trees, blowing away thatched huts, and disrupting communication links. The Ministry of Home Affairs has operationalised helpline number 1938 for cyclone Fani.The state government of Odisha has already evacuated over a million people from the coastal areas to camps on higher grounds. Around 14 districts in Odisha are in the path of the Cyclone Fani. People have been moved to safe zones from Gajapati, Ganjam, Khurda, Puri, Naygarh, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal and Keonjhar which are expected to be badly impacted by the storm. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:10Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:09?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Cyclone Fani | The cyclonic storm completely moved into landlast_img read more

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In the land of cards

first_imgOnce upon a time, there was a prince who was troubled with life’s confusions and the lack of solutions. He sets on a journey to a different land to know more about the world and to experience something new. Joining him on the knowledge quest is his friend, a merchant’s son. But fate had a different plan for the prince; a storm leaves his ship stranded in a strange island inhabited by card puppets. These card puppets have their own set of protocols that are at odds with the real world. The amused prince questions them, observes them and tries to understand how their world works, all along skeptical about changing his own beliefs. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’What happens when men are faced with the herculean inevitability called change?  The answers were the theme of this dance-drama, Land of Cards or Tasher Desh by Rabindranath Tagore.The play was beautifully directed and choreographed by Sushma Seth, depicting the clear message by Tagore that change is inevitable better to accept it as soon as it knocks on the door.  All the artistes lived up to their characters but the most amusing performance was the perfectly synchronised act by the small girls who played the cards.Questions and fears that infects a person’s mind were answered by lyrical dialogues of the play. It was amusing to see how each character perfectly portrayed the confusions and emotional turmoil that many of us go through, while accepting something new.The ending song of the dance drama was a joyous urge to dissolve all rules and formalities – like breaking a dam to usher in water, in this case, to you usher in freedom and new culture.last_img read more

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Butterfly garden a hit at Eco Park

first_imgKolkata: The butterfly garden inside the Eco Park has become enormously popular people particularly among the research scholars and students working in the field of biodiversity.The three-acre butterfly zone now has 300 to 400 butterflies belonging to 20 variety. The zone is closed at 5pm to allow the butterflies to sleep. The zone has become immensely popular among the research scholars, students and professional photographers who spent several hours to have a glimpse of the butterflies that often stay behind the leaves. The attractive colour of the butterflies is a spectacle to observe. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”We are really indebted to Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation ( HIDCO) for creating such a beautiful area where one can study biodiversity and spend the whole day. Many young people are pursing photography and several photography clubs have come up in and around Kolkata. The youngsters like to go for nature photography and the zone provides them with enormous opportunity,” said Anik Bose, a nature photographer. Jolly Banerjee, who teaches in a well known school in Kolkata, said students should be taken to the butterfly garden to develop their love for the plants and bio diversity. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”It is a pleasure to see the colourful butterflies and nature is the best teacher,” she said. The transformation of caterpillars to butterfly can be observed in a laboratory set up at the butterfly park. The visitors have been asked not to touch the leaves or destroy the plants or hit the butterfly with sticks. Eco Park has come up as the biggest urban park in Eastern India with over 400 acres of land surrounded by 112 acres of water body. There is rose garden, Japanese garden and zones where people can enjoy cycling and a joggers’ ally. The miniature seven wonders have attracted people from all over India. The USP of ECO Park is cleanliness and on special days like Christmas Day, New Year’s Day special arrangements are made to help the visitors many of whom come from far off places.last_img read more

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