Resilient Jeron Teng grateful to be playing basketball again

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments “It just feels so good to be playing basketball again,” said Teng in Filipino in an article on PBA’s official website. “I’m just happy to be back again, playing and helping my teammates.”Teng averaged 4.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in his three games back from the incident and Aces head coach Alex Compton said Teng is playing above and beyond of what he’s asked to.“I thought he did a great job,” said Compton. “It’s been a crazy time for Jeron but for him to start to get his timing back and play more, be in better shape, I don’t think you would think that Jeron got stabbed a month ago and we’d be worried about his life at the hospital.”“If you watched the game and didn’t know the situation, you would never have thought that happened. He kind of personified what we wanted, everybody mixing it up, getting after it, and playing hard,” added Compton.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lakers’ Ball expected to be ready by camp after knee surgery It was just over a month ago when Alaska rookie Jeron Teng survived his most harrowing experience.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES A simple taunt turned ugly when Teng and his former teammates in La Salle, Norbert and Thomas Torres ended up in the hospital with multiple stab wounds.With that incident behind him, Teng is back up and contributing for the Aces in the semifinals of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’In a playoff game against mighty San Miguel, Teng looked as if nothing had happened, putting up solid numbers of 13 points, three rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 21 minutes of play.It was Teng’s best game since his return and although it ended in a 105-94 loss, he’s just happy to be back doing the job he loves. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

Cartoon: When Life Gives You Lemons, Acquire Lemonade

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… rob cottingham 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout More Noise to Signal. Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App I’m en route to Portland, Oregon for OSCON, but here’s a little something to commemorate the newest addition to the Google family.If you’re at OSCON too, give me a wave (I’ll be the guy drawing madly on his iPad, as I’m cartoon-blogging the event). Or drop by my session on Wednesday.Or just acquire me. That seems to be the new “hello!” Tags:#Cartoons#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Lightsaber tournament in Mira Mesa

first_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Lightsaber tournament in Mira Mesa Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter May 4, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsHundreds of Jedis took over the intergalactic brewery in Mira Mesa Friday night.It was all part of a Star Wars-themed tournament to crown a new lightsaber champion.For months, San Diego’s premier lightsaber combat group has been training in local parking lots and parks for their opportunity to advance in Jedi rank and take home the trophy. Posted: May 4, 2018last_img read more

Lightning kills 3 in 3 districts

first_imgLightning strikeThree people were killed in lightning strikes in Pirojpur, Barishal and Kishoreganj districts on Thursday, reports UNB.In Pirojpur, Md Abbas, 42, son of Moazzem Hawlader, was killed as a thunderbolt struck him at Dabgachhia village in Indurkani upazila.Police said that the thunderbolt struck Abbas when he was bringing his cattle from field around 12:30pm, leaving him dead on the spot.In Barishal, Hanufa Begum, 30, wife of Riyad Hossain of Badalpara village in Bakerganj upazila, was killed as a thunderbolt hit her around 1:00pm when she went out of house for bringing her cattle, said Md Maksuduzzaman, officer-in-charge of Bakerganj police station.In Kishoreganj, Al Amin, 25, hailing from Charbarai village in Gusaihat village in Shariatpur upazila, was killed in a lightning strike while he was working in a brickfield at Sarishapur village in Bajitpur upazila in the morning.Two other workers – Bakkar Miah, 25, and Shahin Miah, 26, – were also injured in the incident.last_img read more

UN to adopt Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace

first_imgIn this file photo dated Wednesday, 28 March 2007, Former South African president Nelson Mandela is photographed at the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg. Photo: APNelson Mandela’s South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman — the “Long Walk to Freedom” of his autobiography title — is one of the 20th century’s great stories of struggle, sacrifice and reconciliation. Now the United Nations is seeking to harness its soaring symbolism.The unveiling of a statue of Mandela, born 100 years ago, with arms outstretched at the UN building in New York on Monday opens a peace summit at the General Assembly, where world leaders will once again address the planet’s pressing problems: war, poverty, disease, migration and climate change. They’ll do so amid a massive security operation in a city where Mandela was welcomed by exultant crowds in 1990, a few months after he walked out of a South African jail, ending 27 years of imprisonment under the country’s white minority government.”South Africa will be free,” Mandela said during that visit, and indeed, he became the country’s first black president in its first multi-racial elections four years later. His death in 2013 at age 95 brought a global outpouring of grief and tributes.But there is something of a distinction between the main global perception of Mandela — the moral colossus whose resolve and generosity of spirit, tactical as well as genuine, inspired people in Colombia, Northern Ireland and other places struggling with seemingly intractable conflicts — and a growing body of opinion at home that he and his party were too quick to accommodate South Africa’s white minority, which lost political control but still dominates industry in one of the world’s most economically unequal societies.Despite South Africa’s sense of unfinished business, it is a country enormously proud of the tall, charismatic orator with a broad smile and ironclad principles whose image and words were banned by his former captors, rendering him virtually invisible to the outside for decades. Mandela’s universality means that he also belongs to the world, which has wrestled with a fresh set of economic and political ruptures of late.In July, former US president Barack Obama traveled to Johannesburg and spoke about how Mandela, by offering the possibility of “moral transformation,” means as much to the globe as he does to South Africa.In this 22 July 2007 file photo, Nelson Mandela and former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan arrive together at the 5th annual Nelson Mandela Lecture at the Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: AP”At the outset, his struggle was particular to this place, to his homeland — a fight to end apartheid, a fight to ensure lasting political and social and economic equality for its disenfranchised non-white citizens,” Obama said. “But through his sacrifice and unwavering leadership and, perhaps most of all, through his moral example, Mandela and the movement he led would come to signify something larger.”The United Nations is declaring 2019-2028 as the “Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace,” and a declaration being adopted at Monday’s peace summit identifies the personal qualities that made him a transcendent humanitarian — “humility, forgiveness and compassion” — and connects them with U.N. goals, including disarmament, human rights and poverty alleviation.It also warns of “challenges to the primacy of multilateralism,” a catch-all term that could refer to trade disputes between the administration of U.S. president Donald Trump and other countries, or the European Union’s Brexit challenge, or other pressures testing the idea of shared values on which the UN was founded after World War II.The declaration’s signatories recognize “that the world has changed significantly since the founding of the United Nations, and acknowledge that global peace eludes us to this day,” it says. But the tone is hopeful — “we must make the impossible possible” — and the document singles out South Africa for praise, remembering the country’s dismantling of its nuclear weapons program toward the end of apartheid and Mandela’s appeal for the “total elimination of nuclear weapons.”Mandela’s plea is no closer to reality, and other elements of his legacy are under threat. In 2016, South Africa said it was withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, though a South African court later ruled against the move to pull out of the Hague-based tribunal, which was launched in 2002 and pursues perpetrators of the world’s atrocities. Mandela had been a strong advocate for the court’s creation.The shine has come off the “rainbow nation” that was internationally admired in its early post-apartheid years during Mandela’s presidency. South Africa struggles with fallout from allegedly massive corruption under former president Jacob Zuma, and a contentious debate about land reform reflects the frustrations of many in the black majority who think their country has let them down since they got the right to vote.Still, it has one of the biggest economies in Africa, as well as a relatively robust judicial system and civil society.”For all our shortcomings and simmering tensions, our country was truly inspirational, and it still is. In recent years it had become harder to sell the South African miracle, as our detractors would point to rampant corruption, cronyism, and the masses who are yet to share in the dividends of peace,” Shannon Ebrahim, foreign editor for the Independent Media Group in South Africa, wrote in a column.The UN’s honoring of Mandela, Ebrahim said, again gives South Africans a chance to inspire the world.Monday is also a public holiday in South Africa, Heritage Day, introduced when Mandela was president to celebrate the country’s cultural diversity.According to accounts, Mandela wanted to be seen as a normal human being with both flaws and virtues, and not as an icon or legend. In 2007, he spoke at the dedication of a statue in his likeness opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, and his talk about the symbolism, not the man, seems equally apt for the new statue at the United Nations.”We trust that the statue will be a reminder of heroes and heroines past,” Mandela said, “as well as an inspiration for continuing struggles against injustice.”last_img read more

Myanmar defers UN refugee chiefs visit

first_imgThe United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi speaks during a press briefing with journalists at a hotel in the Egyptian capital Cairo on 14 January, 2019. Photo: AFPMyanmar has postponed a planned visit by the UN refugee chief to Rakhine state following renewed fighting between security forces and insurgents, a spokesman said Monday.UN high commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi was due to visit last week but Myanmar authorities scrapped the trip to Rakhine, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims were driven out in a military crackdown that started in 2017.The troubled western state has seen fighting flare again in recent weeks, this time between security forces and the Arakan Army (AA), an ethnic Rakhine armed group calling for more autonomy for the state’s Rakhine Buddhist population.Thirteen police officers were killed by AA militants in 4 January attacks on police posts near the Bangladeshi border.”Based on assessment of Myanmar authorities of the security situation in Rakhine, the visit has been postponed,” said UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic.Britain is expected to raise the issue at the UN Security Council later this week, according to diplomats.The decision to delay Grandi’s trip and uncertainty surrounding a separate planned visit by the UN envoy Christine Schraner Burgener to Myanmar is fuelling concerns that authorities are backtracking on their commitments to address the Rohingya refugee crisis.”They have done nothing at all and didn’t particularly want that to be exposed,” said a Security Council diplomat of the decision to postpone Grandi’s visit.Myanmar’s mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to requests for information.Britain in December circulated a draft Security Council resolution on Myanmar that would have set a deadline for authorities to roll out a strategy for addressing the Rohingya crisis.China, backed by Russia, however raised strong objections and refused to take part in negotiations, suggesting it was ready to use its veto at the council to block the measure.Myanmar’s violent military campaign in 2017 forced more than 720,000 Rohingya across the border to Bangladesh, with refugees bringing accounts of murder, rape and arson.Britain, France, the United States and UN chief Antonio Guterres have described the campaign as ethnic cleansing while UN investigators have called for top generals to be investigated for genocide.Rohingya in Buddhist-majority Myanmar have suffered decades of persecution and are denied citizenship rights.Myanmar has denied that it has singled out the Rohingya and described its army operations as a campaign to root out terrorists.last_img read more

The Protector Star Cagatay Ulusoy on How Netflix Is Disrupting Turkish TV

first_imgIn terms of format, the episodes are much shorter (33-45 minutes) than typical Turkish dramas – shorter, for example, than in “Medcezir,” the Turkish adaptation of “The O.C.,” in which you starred previously. Has shooting shorter episodes made a difference for you in terms of your acting style, of the way you get into character?It’s actually way better for me. It means I can really focus and give my character my full energy. It makes me more creative.Netflix has greenlit four seasons, so it looks like ‘The Protector’ is going to be keeping you busy for a while. I’ve heard production schedules for TV series in Turkey can be quite tough. How tough is yours?We are working under more humane conditions than those in most other Turkish TV series. Netflix uses a different production system. We work just 10 hours a day, five days a week. I feel more productive, and so do the other talents and the crew. Typically, each episode in a Turkish TV series is, like, 120-150 minutes long. That means you have to work much harder to wrap up an episode in a week. With this show, a lot is changing in terms of the approach to storytelling, locations, characters and also working conditions. It’s like the rules of the game are being rewritten.Speaking of writing, can you talk to me about the rest of the show’s creative team?I work with three different directors for each season, which has never been done in Turkey before. It seems like a complex system, but it’s actually not. Each director brings their point of view for the episodes they handle, and having different visions makes the show fresher and more varied. In terms of writers, one of them is Jason George [who also serves as executive producer], who did “Narcos.” He has been the “third eye,” as it were, of the show. His global experience and different vision has been immensely helpful. What’s Coming to Netflix in September 2019 ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Creator Jenji Kohan and Star Uzo Aduba Bid Farewell Turkish actor Cagatay Ulusoy plays the titular character in Netflix’s first Turkish original, “The Protector,” currently in production on its third season. His role as young antiques dealer Hakan Demir, who discovers he hails from an ancient line of superheroes and must protect present-day Istanbul from evil forces, marks the first foray into fantasy tropes for a Turkish show.Ulusoy spoke to Variety about how Netflix is disrupting production models and storylines in Turkey’s TV market, which, despite the impact of the country’s economic turbulence, remains among the world’s top five exporters of serial dramas.Why is “The Protector” such a novelty?This series introduces a new genre [of Turkish dramas] to global audiences. It’s a unique mix of fantasy and superhero plot-lines mixed with the elements of social drama and romance that are typical of Turkish TV shows. Instead of a mainstream superhero narrative, it’s more an epic story with a modern hero at its center, but the plot is fast-paced and full of unexpected twists. There is also an element of comedy every now and then to balance the tone. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Relatedlast_img read more

Stop being so nice on the road says PEI police

first_img Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Stop being so nice on the road, says PEI police SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Police in Summerside, P.E.I., are encouraging motorists to stop being quite so nice – because it’s causing accidents.Sgt. Jason Blacquiere says there have been a number of accidents recently when drivers have yielded their right-of-way and waved other vehicles out into traffic.He says there can be oncoming vehicles in other lanes whose drivers are unaware of the situation, and a collision occurs.Blacquiere says while motorists are trying to be courteous, they are creating a dangerous situation, and could find themselves being charged or the subject of a civil lawsuit.He says if you have the right-of-way – use it.Blacquiere says no one was hurt in the recent accidents in the city, but vehicles were damaged. Monday, July 15, 2019 Tags: Prince Edward Island By: The Canadian Presslast_img read more