Cyclone Titli: No casualty in Odisha till 2 p.m.

first_imgAlthough no casualty from Odisha has been reported due to ‘very severe cyclone Titli’ till 2 p.m. on Thursday, news about damages caused by the cyclone is trickling in from south Odisha districts like Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada.Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reviewed the situation and administrative measures to face aftermath of Titli, at State secretariat in Bhubaneswar on Thursday. This meeting was attended by State chief secretary, development commissioner, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), heads of various departments and director of the meteorology department.The CM reiterated that no one had died in Odisha due to this cyclonic storm. He expressed his satisfaction of ‘zero casualty’ during this cyclonic storm that had its landfall near Palasa in Andhra Pradesh between 4.30 a.m. and 5.30 a.m. on Thursday.Around three lakh people from low laying cyclone vulnerable areas of coastal districts have been sheltered at 1112 relief camps. Around two lakh of them were of Ganjam district. They were provided relief materials and other basic amenities.This cyclonic storm will pass over Odisha to reach Gangetic West Bengal. Mr Patnaik said that administrative officials must keep close watch on its impact. He ordered for provision of adequate relief materials to the affected and needy.The CM directed officials concerned to take up immediate measures for resumption of electricity, drinking water supply and connectivity of road in areas affected by the cyclone. Collectors were ordered to make an assessment and file a report on damages to crops and houses as early as possible.Some districts of Odisha have experienced rainfall over 100mm. Except for western districts all other parts of Odisha are expected to have rains due to the cyclonic storm.Thirteen NDRF teams were deployed in ten districts while ODRAF teams were deployed in nine districts. Fire services teams were in high alert throughout the State.Meanwhile, reports of damages have started to come up from Gajapati and Rayagada districts of south Odisha. Road and telecommunication has been disrupted in several parts of Gajapati district.Because of damages caused by the cyclone near Palasa, East Coast Railway has not yet resumed train services between Khurda Road in Odisha and Vizainagaram in Andhra Pradesh, which had been stalled from 10PM on Wednesday.Titli’ is moving north westward over coastal Odisha causing heavy to very heavy rainfall in parts different parts of the State. During its north westward movement it will weaken gradually and re-curve north eastward towards Gangetic West Bengal.last_img read more

Former Odisha MP demands action against attackers

first_imgFormer Lok Sabha member and president of Utkal Bharat party Kharabela Swain, who was attacked allegedly by ruling BJD cadres at a public meeting at Aul in Kendrapara district on Wednesday, met State DGP R.P. Sharma here at the police headquarters and urged him to ensure that the culprits are immediately arrested.“Unless the culprits are arrested and exemplary punishment is given to them, no political party, other than the ruling BJD, will feel secure holding public meetings anywhere in the State during the run-up to the Assembly and general elections scheduled early next year,” Mr. Swain told the DGP. Speaking to media persons after the meeting, Mr. Swain hoped that the DGP would take up the matter seriously.‘Assaulted, threatened’While addressing a street corner meeting at Annapurna Bazaar on Wednesday evening, about 25 to 30 men barged onto the podium and stopped Mr. Swain from addressing the gathering. “You cannot speak against the BJD and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here in Aul as the area belongs to Rajya Sabha MP Pratap Keshari Deb,” Mr. Swain quoted the men who claimed to be BJD workers.“Resisting the highhandedness of the youth, I sat on a dharna at the spot. But they dragged me by my neck, assaulted me and my party workers and pushed me into my vehicle threatening that if I dare to speak against the BJD and Naveen Patnaik again, they will hack me to death,” Mr. Swain alleged, adding that he has already submitted a complaint to Kendrapara SP naming at least five attackers.last_img read more

‘Not a day passes by when we don’t talk about the massacre’

first_imgIn Old Meerut’s Hashimpura locality, where every second home has a story about a massacre that took place 31 years ago, survivors and families of victims said the Delhi High Court’s verdict has finally acknowledged an injustice.“The trial court judgment had been very disappointing. At least now the High Court has agreed that a massacre took place,” said Zulfiqar Nasir, one of the lead petitioners in the case and a survivor of the shooting by the U.P. Provincial Armed Constabulary men. Mr. Nasir pointed to a spot below his right armpit to show where the bullet entered and passed through. “I pretended to lie dead and managed to escape,” he said.Another resident, Riyazudin, who was 18 years old at the time, remembered being taken to a maidan and beaten up in a parked truck. “Constables climbed onto the iron grill of the truck, and we were hit with sticks from all sides while we crouched like scared animals. I soon fell unconscious, but there was blood everywhere,” he said.‘A conspiracy’Jamaludin, 81, whose son was also killed, claimed the incident was a consequence of a conspiracy. “Some scuffles had taken place between Hindus and Muslims in the city and rumours spread that Hindus were being killed in the area. But that was a lie.”Jaibun Nisha was walking around with a photograph of her husband Mohammad Iqbal, who was also killed on the fateful day. “Our youngest daughter was two days old when they came to take him. I don’t know why they came for us. That’s the question,” she said. “Not a day passes by when we don’t talk about the massacre,” said Mohammed Abid, who was called in about four to five months later to identify the clothes of his two younger brothers, Jamshed and Shamshad.On the day of court verdict, children in Hashimpura stood around with wide-eyed curiosity as elders in the area recounted numerous stories of brothers and sons being abducted and killed. “They know all about it. They’ve heard these stories forever,” said a resident.last_img read more

Two debt-ridden onion farmers found dead in Maharashtra

first_imgPolice on Sunday said two debt-ridden onion farmers from Maharashtra’s Nashik district committed suicide in the last two days, due to indebtedness and low rates commanded by the bulb in markets.The deceased were identified as Tatyabhau Khairnar, 44, and Manoj Dhondage, 33. Both of them hailed from Baglan taluka in the north Maharashtra district. Nashik accounts for 50 per cent of onion production in India. Farmers here have claimed that they are unable to fetch good returns for their produce due to a glut in production. The official said the relatives of Mr. Khairnar said that he was unable to sell his 500 quintals of onions due to low rates. “He had a debt of ₹11 lakh,” one of his relatives said. Mr. Dhondage had an outstanding loan of ₹21 lakh, his family said.Suicide prevention helpline in Mumbai: AASRA: 022-27546669; Chennai: Sneha: 044-24640050; Delhi: Sanjivini: 011-40769002.last_img read more

IISER professor quits over anti-environment activities

first_imgA Pune-based biologist with the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER) has quit his post in protest against alleged tree-felling activities taking place on the 100-acre campus.Dr. Milind Watve, a teacher and author, who headed a committee looking into the IISER’s green cover, has alleged that several hundred trees were illegally cut over the past year within the campus.Mr. Watve, who tendered his resignation last week, said that the green cover was being tampered due to a slew of unwarranted construction and concretisation activities. His resignation is yet to be processed by institute authorities.“While studying the landscape of IISER, I found that trees were felled without proper permission or procedure, and untreated sewage was being released, despite there being a sewage treatment plant. Many a time, the reason given was construction of an extra road or pathway when none was required,” he said.Mr. Watve said that when he tried to draw the attention of the institute authorities towards this, they refused to acknowledge any illicit activity.“I had written a number of letters to top IISER authorities since November 2017. It seemed ironic that my lab carries out biodiversity, ecology and conservation research, but I couldn’t save the trees in my vicinity. Hence, I decided to quit as a matter of principle,” he said.Repudiating the allegations as ‘baseless’, IISER authorities issued a statement which said that it was committed to promoting the green cover on the campus and that it was unaware of any illegal tree-felling activity within the premises.“The landscape committee was constituted in November 2017 with Mr. Watve as the chairperson with the goal of increasing the vegetation on the IISER Pune campus, and maintaining and protecting the existing green cover. The allegations made by him were raised, not while he was the chairperson, but after he expressed the intent to resign,” the statement read.last_img read more

Two States’ police searching for twins

first_imgThe Madhya Pradesh police on Wednesday announced a reward of ₹50,000 for information on six-year-old twin brothers who were abducted from their school in Chitrakoot town in Satna district.As the children lived across the border in Uttar Pradesh, the police of both the States are working on the case, a senior officer said on Wednesday.Even after 24 hours, the police have not got any strong leads in the case. The children are residents of Ramghat in Chitrakoot Dham (Karwi) district in Uttar Pradesh. They travelled four km across the border to the school every day, said Satna Superintendent of Police Santosh Singh Gaur.Mr. Gaur said over phone that the family has not received any ransom call so far. “We are working with the U.P. police. We have got some inputs,” he said, adding that the police have picked up six to eight persons for questioning.last_img read more

Geochemical signals foretell Icelandic earthquakes

first_imgSeismologists have long yearned for a way to forecast imminent earthquakes, which remain predictable only in a long-term probabilistic sense. Past studies have suggested that earthquake precursors could take the form of changes in electromagnetic fields, radon levels, or even animal behavior—but the evidence has been anything but rock-solid. Now, researchers have found that, just before two large earthquakes in Iceland, geochemical signals changed dramatically in nearby ground water. Measuring ground water from a 100-meter-deep borehole, they found that hydrogen isotope ratios and sodium levels spiked in the months before the earthquake. One magnitude-5.6 earthquake occurred in October 2012 along the Húsavík-Flatey fault (pictured), and the other, a magnitude-5.5, went off in April 2013 in the Grímsey Oblique Rift. The researchers, publishing online today in Nature Geoscience, suggest that the changes could have been caused by a subtle stress-induced expansion of the rocks in the lead-up to the earthquake. The expansion, and the microfractures associated with it, could have triggered the geochemical spikes by allowing the mixing of separate bodies of ground water with different geochemical signatures.last_img read more

How India rejects bad patents

first_imgIn 2005, India made some remarkable amendments to the Indian Patents Act of 1970, to keep medicines affordable in the country. Since then we have faced a significant blowback not just from the global pharmaceutical industry but also from developed world including from the U.S. and the European Union.At the heart of the matter are the strong standards for patents which India introduced to promote genuine innovation across all fields of technology, in perfect compliance with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) norms. In contrast, developed countries have weaker standards as a result of incessant lobbying by corporate behemoths. Twelve years later, we now know what it means: India rejects bad patents in far greater number than developed countries.Read it at The Hindu Related Itemslast_img read more

How to Stop The Brain Drain

first_imgEver since 1960s, immigration of medical doctors to America and other western countries continues unabated. It is noteworthy that India supplies the largest number of medical graduates to the U.S. With 59,523 physicians of Indian origin working in the English speaking Western world (the U.S., UK, Australia and Canada combined), India is by far the single largest source of emigre physicians in the world. There are more than 40,838 doctors of Indian origin in America today. The actual number could be higher. It is very nice that Indian doctors are highly rated and respected in America and the western world. We all are proud of this fact.Read it at India West Related Itemslast_img read more

Kamala Harris Represents The Rise Of The Indian Americans

first_imgCalifornia senator and Indian American Kamala Devi Harris announced her plans to seek to be elected to the most powerful political position in the world. While she is not the first person of Indian descent to make such an announcement, her candidacy is the first credible one by an Indian American.Read it at Hindustan Times Related Itemslast_img

Scooting to a Billion

first_imgAnurang Jain’s net worth hit $1.1 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, after auto parts maker Endurance Technologies Ltd. soared 74 percent since its October initial public offering. His brother, Tarang, has a $1.1 billion fortune based on the valuation of closely held Varroc Group, which also makes components for motorcycles and cars.Both companies have long counted their uncle’s Bajaj Auto Ltd. as their biggest customer.“I will be the first one to shout at them if I find any problem,” Rahul Bajaj, 78, said in a May 11 phone interview. “Bajaj Auto has always insisted on better quality and lower cost. Indeed, both had worked on cost and quality, otherwise they would not have grown.”Bajaj, who recalls sitting in Gandhi’s lap and digging wells for the independence leader at his ashram, realized as a teenager that what propelled his family most wasn’t the spirit of non-violent political protest but a quest for success. “People say, while you are a child, you think of being a policeman or a pilot,” Bajaj said in an interview with Harvard Business School in 2014. “I never thought of anything else: business, business, business.”Since then, Bajaj transformed himself into the king of the Indian scooter industry and amassed a personal fortune valued at $4.2 billion, ranking him No. 433 on the Bloomberg index of the world’s 500 richest people.Samir Shrimankar, a spokesman for the Bajaj Group, confirmed Rahul’s net worth, while Anurang’s was verified by Sunil Lalai, an Endurance spokesman. Varroc representatives didn’t respond to requests for comment.Publicly traded Bajaj Auto, started by Rahul’s father and run by his son since 2005, is the group’s flagship business and India’s largest exporter of motorcycles and three-wheelers. The company is part of Bajaj Group, controlled by the billionaire and three cousins — Madhur, Niraj and Shekhar — through Bajaj Holdings & Investment.Varroc, based in the western city of Aurangabad, is India’s No. 1 motorcycle parts supplier and had revenue of $1.5 billion in fiscal 2017, according to its website. Publicly traded Endurance had revenue of 55.7 billion rupees ($831 million) in the year ended March 31, most derived from its aluminum casting business.The families trace their lineage to Jamnalal Bajaj, a freedom fighter Gandhi considered to be his fifth son. Jamnalal, who created Bajaj Group in 1926, persuaded Gandhi to establish an ashram in his home state of Maharashtra in 1932 and his family lived there until the Hindu leader’s assassination in 1948.Bajaj’s family moved to Mumbai around the time of India’s independence in 1947, after years spent in and out of British jails. Rahul’s father took control of the family business in 1942, creating the precursor to Bajaj Auto three years later and expanding the enterprise to include cement, electrical appliances and scooters.It was the scooter business that kicked the family fortune into high gear. Built up by Bajaj during the 1970s and ‘80s against the headwinds of a centrally controlled economy, the company became India’s top scooter brand while expanding to places like Colombia, Sri Lanka and Nigeria.The two-wheelers became a prized commodity, especially in northern India, where “you couldn’t get married in a middle-class family unless the girl’s family was ready to give a Bajaj scooter” as dowry, Rahul Bajaj told Harvard. Families would order one when a child was born or buy them on the black market.Naresh Chandra Jain, Rahul’s brother-in-law and father of the twin billionaires, had been running Kaycee Industries Ltd. to supply Bajaj Auto with electrical switches, leaving in 1985 to join his sons atAnurang Engineering, which produced aluminum die-castings used in Bajaj scooters and is now part of Endurance.Both Endurance and Varroc have worked to reduce their dependence on Bajaj by adding new customers and products through acquisitions. Varroc’s revenue almost doubled with the 2012 purchase of lighting business Visteon for $92 million, while Endurance now has seven factories in Europe and 18 in India.“What matters are results,” Rahul recalled telling his eldest son after he hatched a plan to improve margins by abandoning the scooter business. “The day I find in totality you are not good for the company, I will talk to you. The fact that you are a Bajaj will not save you.”— Bloomberg Related Itemslast_img read more

16 get life imprisonment in two cases in Odisha

first_imgSixteen persons were awarded life imprisonment in two different cases — the killing of a youth over past enmity in Bhubaneswar in 2012, and the murder of six members of a family in connection with witch-hunting in the Keonjhar district in 2015.Sandeep Nanda, an MBA graduate, picked up a quarrel with a vegetable vendor in the Ghatikia area in 2012. The squabble took an ugly turn when in no time several people gathered and attacked the youth. Past enmity was said to be the prime reason behind the murderous attack. Nanda later succumbed to injuries.“Based on the complaint of Dillip Kumar Nanda, father of the deceased, police conducted an investigation and arrested several accused. As many as 18 witnesses deposed during the murder trial from prosecution’s side, while 27 appeared for convicts’ side,” said Suresh Kumar Barik, public prosecutor, on Thursday.Witness testimoniesBasing on the witnesses’ account, Satyaranjan Pradhan, Additional District Judge-4, sentenced 10 persons to life imprisonment. All ten life convicts belonged to the Ghatikia area of Bhubaneswar, said Mr. Barik.Similarly, Dolagobinda Barik, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Champua, on Thursday directed six persons to undergo rigorous imprisonment for life after convicting them in the killing of six persons of a family in the Lahanda village under the Joda Police Station in 2015. Two members survived the attack and their testimonies proved crucial in the murder trial.Another murder accused in the case Pandiri Munda, a woman, was sentenced to undergo imprisonment for three years and six months. The convicts had attacked the family, suspecting them to be involved in witchcraft.last_img read more

Father sings bhajans in temples

first_imgThe father of Feroze Khan, whose appointment at the Banaras Hindu University’s Sanskrit department has triggered a row, himself sings bhajans at temples and serves at a cow shelter.At a temple in the premises of Shree Ramdev Gaushala Chetanya Dham in Bagru, 35 km from here, Ramzan Khan on Wednesday participated in the aarti, sitting at a harmonium and singing a devotional song.He himself holds the shastri qualification in Sanskrit, composes religious songs and performs ‘gau sewa’ at the nearby cattle shed. At the same time, he visits the mosque and offers namaz.last_img read more

Ateneo Blue Babble protests CHR budget, EJKs at halftime performance

first_imgThe House of Representatives on Tuesday voted 119-32 to approve the P1,000 budget.This was not the first time that the Blue Babble Battalion used the halftime show to get their message across. Last year, members of the team wore shirts that spelled “NOT A HERO.” LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. After tearing a huge placard that said “P1,000″ into two, members of the BBB held up signs that read “stop the EJKs [extra judicial killings], uphold human rights” during their performance. LATEST STORIES ‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon PLAY LIST 01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Right mindset key to Dennison’s easy transition to FEU’s go-to-guy Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stop the EJKs and uphold human rights. #UAAPSeason80#MensBasketball pic.twitter.com/gVNJG6Geae— Ateneo Blue Babble (@AteneoBabble) September 13, 2017The Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion on Wednesday took a stand against the extrajudicial killings and the House of Representatives’ decision to allocate just P1,000 of the 2018 budget for the Commission on Human Rights.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe group made the statement during the its routine performance at the halftime break of the game between Ateneo and University of the Philippines at Smart Araneta Coliseum in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Team Lakay coach confident of Eustaquio’s chances

first_imgONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy PLAY LIST 01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Eustaquio (9-5) will face probably the biggest threat to his title aspirations in former two-time ONE Flyweight Champion Kairat Akhmetov on Saturday in the main event of ONE: Total Victory at Jakarta Convention Center here.If victorious, the 28-year-old striker can stake his claim to challenge the promotion’s top flyweight Adriano Moraes of Brazil for the belt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThat could put Eustaquio in the limelight like fellow Team Lakay fighters like Honorio Banario and reigning ONE Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang.But Sangiao refused to look beyond Eustaquio’s next opponent, but the decorated mentor has no doubt in his mind that his ward is more than ready to get his place in the spotlight. Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Ebondo ‘honored’ to possibly play for Gilas in Fiba Asia Champions Cup Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Team Lakay.JAKARTA — Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao isn’t putting too much pressure on Geje Eustaquio to match the accomplishments of his contemporaries, knowing that in terms of motivation, his flyweight warrior is already aware of what he has to do to get to the level of his peers.“It’s the same. I always ask them, ‘What is the goal for every fighter?’ It’s to get the belt. So they know it and it’s already a motivation for them to do well in their training and inch closer in getting that belt soon,” he said on Thursday after the open workouts at Celebrity Fitness Gym in fX Sudirman here.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “Akhmetov will be a tough draw for us,” he admits.“In terms of confidence, Geje is 101-percent confident. You can see that he’s mentally prepared and though we’re facing a former champion, I think we have a good gameplan. Looking at his nutrition and conditioning, we’re well prepared,” said Sangiao. “If he executes our gameplan well, I think we’ll definitely get the win.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

In people’s hearts, Ginebra always has a home

first_imgView comments “I never played in anything like this. It’s an amazing view,” he said. “In the Philippines, the fans are special and different from other countries. They really love their basketball here, so I’m just blessed to be here and perform in front of this amount of people.”It’s this red sea of fans that pretty much told the story. Along with the highs and lows of the series came the ebb and flow of cheers from the crowd in the packed arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHushed in Game 6 when Ginebra got ripped by Meralco, the Gin Kings’ passionate supporters—all geared up in fiery red shirts—came back loud on Friday night at cavernous Philippine Arena in Bocaue.And in a do-or-die Game 7, it all mattered. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It mattered that the spirited fandom dominated the all-time record crowd of 54,086. And it mattered to the Kings, who needed a dash of their never-say-die spirit in the final push to turn back the rallying Bolts and complete their quest of defending the Governors’ Cup crown.“As a kid, of course you dream of playing in a championship. But I never thought it would be in a place like this. Fifty-plus thousand, it’s amazing,” said Brownlee. “It’s unbelievable. Words just can’t describe it.”Even coach Tim Cone who has already witnessed too many hardcourt battles—and collected an all-time league best 20 titles—the sight was still overwhelming.“Look at this crowd,” the Ginebra mentor. “This is absolutely grabe (wow). Amazing. That’s what makes it so special, to be able to do it in front of these fans, even the Meralco fans.”It was the second time in three days the PBA crowd record got shattered—thanks mostly to the country’s most popular ballclub that lured a likewise mammoth crowd of 53,642 in Game 6.ADVERTISEMENT Mayweather fan caps Batang Pinoy with stoppage Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES “It’s unfathomable that you can play in front of 50,000-plus people,” said Cone, “Nobody does that. Nobody coaches basketball in front of 54,000. Maybe 20,000 to 30,000, but 54,000—that’s such a privilege. And it’s back-to-back games of 50,000-plus.”For the two-time Grand Slam coach, it’s a story worth telling. And he even plans to let his friend Erik Spoelstra, the Filipino-American Miami Heat coach, know all about it.“He’s been in the NBA Finals, but he has never coached in front of 50,000 people, so I got one up on him,” the American mentor said with a laugh. “It’s awesome. I’m proud being a part of it. I’m so happy that we made the Ginebra fans happy. That’s the best part of it all. I’m so happy to win this for them, 54,000 people—it just blows my mind.”The Ginebra die-hards couldn’t be any happier, too. Their past heartbreaks forgotten, just like Brownlee’s.And their undying and unmatched loyalty, gifted with a championship anew. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJustin Brownlee had a dream turn into a heartbreak once. Snubbed in the 2011 NBA Rookie Draft, the 6-foot-5 forward had to chase that dream in his own way. It’s a journey that led him to a rash of summer leagues and international stints for five years before finding his way to the Philippines.Brownlee has found a basketball home here. And for the second straight PBA season, the Ginebra import found himself in the middle of roaring fans who stormed the court.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

D-League: Pasaol still feeling his way with new team

first_imgAsian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues “The skills of the players here are already at a higher level,” said Pasaol, who has teamed up with former UAAP rivals Abu Tratter and Vince Tolentino here in Marinerong Pilipino. “I’m not rushing, though, as I know I’ll slowly accept my game in the D-League.”He believes, however, that he’ll eventually find his way in Banal’s rotation sooner or later, just in time for the Skippers’ tougher foes ahead.“Hopefully, I find my groove so that everyone can see the Alvin Pasaol they’ve come to know. I trust coach Koy with our campaign here and I hope I can contribute more in the future,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Austria says ‘racial slur’ provoked Ross; Guiao denies using N-word 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraqcenter_img Read Next “He was just with us since January 2 and he’s pretty much still learning our system. It’s a good thing that Alvin was able to deliver for us during those crucial stretches,” said Marinero coach Koy Banal.Pasaol finishedHis contributions may have been scarce in his first game in the developmental league, but Marinerong Pilipino did enough to eke out a 94-92 win over Zark’s Burger-Lyceum on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPasaol, though, has no qualms with the way he was used, admitting that he’s still finding his niche in the Skippers rotation.“I’m still feeling my way. I just came to the team when the year turned and I still haven’t fully learned their system. But I’m excited to play here in the D-League and for coach Koy,” said Pasaol in Filipino. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa PBA IMAGESAlvin Pasaol had to wait a little longer before he got to make his debut for Marinerong Pilipino in the PBA D-League.He was fielded in at the 6:16 mark of the third period, but made most of his limited time on the floor with four points, two rebounds, a steal, and a block in his almost six minutes of action.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more