Player of the Week: June Mar Fajardo unstoppable for streaking Beermen

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The Beermen have now won four in a row to climb to solo third with a 6-3 record behind second-running Rain or Shine (7-3) and league-leading Phoenix (8-2).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Inquirer 7 top UAAP 81 women’s volleyball players: Week 4 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo had his best week yet early in the season.The reigning five-time MVP was an unstoppable force as he spearheaded San Miguel Beer’s pair of wins over NLEX and NorthPort.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed The 6-foot-10 center averaged 33.5 points on 86 percent from field, 16 rebounds and 2.5 assists in his previous two games to earn the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award.Fajardo posted 27 points, 13 rebounds and two assists and made 10 of his 13 shots in a 121-111 victory over NLEX on Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHe followed it up with a 40-point, 19-rebound performance in a 113-107 win over NorthPort, which simply couldn’t do anything to slow down Fajardo, who went 14-of-15 from the field.His production against the Batang Pier was his best game since registering 42 points and 20 rebounds in Game 5 of their title-clinching win in last season’s Philippine Cup Finals over Magnolia. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears endlast_img read more

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BC Ferries Moves Forward with Green Investments

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Canadian ferry owner and operator BC Ferries is continuing with numerous investments aimed at reducing the company’s environmental footprint. In fiscal 2019, BC Ferries invested CAD 241.1 million (around USD 183 million) in capital expenditures.The company financed vessel upgrades and modifications, new vessels, IT projects, terminal building upgrades and terminal marine structures, reinvesting its earnings for the abovementioned period.As informed, BC Ferries’ consolidated net earnings stood at CAD 52.2 million (USD 39.6 million) in fiscal 2019, compared to CAD 59.9 million seen a year earlier.The company experienced its highest vehicle traffic levels ever in fiscal 2019, with passenger traffic levels being the second highest in the company’s history. Specifically, vehicle traffic increased 1.9 percent and passenger traffic 1.2 percent over the prior year.“High traffic volumes allow good financial results which enable us to expand our service to communities, renew the fleet, upgrade terminals, pay down debt and reduce future borrowing,” Mark Collins, BC Ferries’ President and CEO, commented.“These are essential for a sustainable and environmentally-friendly ferry system. Our CAD 3.9 billion 12-year capital plan addresses the need for a more resilient ferry service.”BC Ferries now has five vessels operating on liquefied natural gas (LNG). While still a fossil fuel, it is a cleaner and less expensive fuel source than the ultra-low sulphur diesel used for the other vessels. The cable ferry, which operates between Buckley Bay on Vancouver Island and Denman Island, has smaller power requirements than a traditional ferry, leading to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of approximately 50 percent.Moreover, the company currently has two Island Class electric battery hybrid ships under construction for service to coastal communities on Northern Vancouver Island. When electric technology matures and electricity is available in the quantities required, BC Ferries plans to operate them as fully electric ferries.During fiscal 2019, the company also re-introduced the upgraded Spirit of British Columbia into service. The vessel, followed by the second Spirit-class ferry, Spirit of Vancouver, underwent the LNG conversion in Poland.In May 2019, BC Ferries issued a request for proposals for technical services to reduce underwater radiated noise from its vessels. This is expected to help reduce impacts on southern resident killer whales.“Continued investment to reduce our environmental footprint is of great importance to BC Ferries,” Collins pointed out. “We are on a path to greater sustainability by continuously developing and implementing innovative and cost effective ways to minimize our impact on the coastal environment in which we operate,” he concluded.last_img read more

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Cougar DJ Hayden Nearly Dies From Injury In Practice

Houston Cougar cornerback D.J. Hayden was close to death when he suffered massive internal bleeding after a routine collision with a teammate in practice.The Houston team doctor said 95 percent of those who suffered the kind of injury Hayden did dies. He tore the inferior vena cava, the large vein that carries blood from the lower half of the body back to the heart. That injury is unprecedented on a football field.“This injury has never been seen or reported in association with a football injury and is more associated with high-speed motor vehicle injuries,” head team physician Dr. Walter Lowe said in a release. “The type of injury D.J. had is 95 percent fatal in the field and we are all very thankful for the coordinate response from the University of Houston trainers, EMS paramedics, the trauma team at Memorial Hermann and operating surgeon Dr. John Holcomb.”Given his low odds of survival at the time of the injury, and that it happened on a football field during practice, the efforts to save Hayden’s life had to be incredible. The school said Hayden is in stable yet critical condition, according to CougarsDen.com.Hayden, a senior, was Conference USA’s Newcomer of the Year last season and was earned second team All Conference.“D.J. is a tremendous young man and has been a great asset to our program, both on and off the field,” coach Tony Levine said. “I ask that everyone continue to keep D.J. and his family in their thoughts and prayers. We are very fortunate to have some of the nation’s top physicians and medical facilities just minutes away from our campus and I would like to extend our appreciation for their efforts on Tuesday evening. We thank you for respecting the privacy of D.J. and his family at this time. We look forward to supporting D.J. on his road to recovery.” read more

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Javon Belcher Is Not The Victim Hes A Murderer

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies or position of Atlanta Black Star or its employees Is anyone on the Kansas City Chiefs mad at Jovan Belcher, murderer? He killed a 22-year-old woman, leaving a three-month old motherless. He did this in a house with his mother in a nearby room. And yet his jersey still hangs in the team’s locker room as some sort of twisted memorial.Not cool.If he died as former Chief running back Joe Delaney did in 1983, drowning while trying to rescue three children in a lake, or as former K.C. linebacker Derrick Thomas did tragically from a massive blood clot resulting from a car accident in 2000 . . . then such a display would be appropriate.Delaney’s and Thomas’ names and numbers reside on the Arrowhead Stadium Ring of Honor – an appropriate place for fallen players who did not die from their own hand.Belcher killed himself – after killing his girlfriend. And for that, he should be shunned like poison ivy.It is a tragedy that Belcher, 25, took his own life after gunning down his girlfriend, but with the murder should come disassociation and anger, not sympathy.This is not a cold-hearted approach, but one born of empathy for Kasandra Perkins and her parent-less child; for her family that grieves the unnecessary death a loved one, including her cousin – the wife of Belcher teammate Jamaal Charles – who introduced her to the athlete that would take her life.And then there is his mother, Cheryl Shepherd, who was left to seek help for her dying “daughter-in-law.” You could hear her pain and fear in the 911 call recording. She’s making his funeral plans and left to raise his child, who will be a constant memory of the tragedy that will tug at her heart the rest of her life.After shooting his girlfriend, Belcher headed to the team’s practice facility to shoot himself in front of the general manager, head coach and his position coach. They are undergoing mandatory counseling for witnessing someone put a bullet through his own head. Think they will forget that moment anytime soon?More significantly, little Zoey will grow up and one day will be old enough to ask about her parents. How do you craft an answer that does not scar her for life?This is the carnage Belcher left behind. For that, he hardly should earn anyone’s sympathy – or a place in the Chiefs’ locker room.“I don’t know if it’s a shrine, or whatever you want to put it. It’s a tribute,” offensive tackle Eric Winston said. “He was a player on this team. We’re all struggling to reconcile the conflicting emotions we have.”No doubt, for the players, it is a difficult balance, but how did he earn a tribute? He killed a young woman.His teammates got dressed in suits and attended a memorial service for Belcher on Wednesday. They are hurt and confused, shocked. How could someone they thought they knew flip as he apparently did. Maybe it was brain injury that turned him, although any other known case of NFL players with such malfunctions have only hurt themselves. Maybe it was one false moment that he wished he had back the instant it occurred, although the multiple gun shots could suggest something different.Lots of maybes. . .Whatever the case, Belcher’s locker should be cleaned out and discarded like so much trash. He does not deserve the attention it brings or the sympathy it elicits.No one will know what drove a seemingly fine young man to such an awful tailspin. But he is not the victim here; he created the victims, and there are many.And for that, Belcher should be cast aside, at least figuratively. His mother has already said she will always love her son; that’s a mom for you. His friends certainly will have similar feelings.To onlookers, it is a bit frustrating and disheartening to see so much attention paid to a murderer. The attention and focus should go to the real victims in this horrible case – and to someone worthy, someone who can use the prayers and use the support.His daughter. read more

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