Injury forces Fajardo out

first_imgJune Mar Fajardo, the most dominant big man in the Gilas lineup, has begged off from joining the squad in the Fiba Asia Championship that unfolds next week in Lebanon after straining his calf in San Miguel Beer’s PBA game last Wednesday.San Miguel team officials furnished Gilas coach Chot Reyes a copy of Fajardo’s medical report with the 6-foot-10 center needing at least two weeks of rest before the injury is evaluated again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa was furnished the same copy of Fajardo’s medical report.Fajardo was ordered to immediately rest and missed the Beermen’s crucial game against Star on Friday night. Pirates still unbeaten Without Fajardo, the Beermen lost for the first time in three games in the Governors’ Cup, 104-98, and dropped to a tie with defending champion Ginebra at 2-1.The Hotshots zoomed to their third straight win to tie idle Meralco at second behind NLEX’s 4-0 start.Fajardo last played for Gilas in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association championship almost two months ago in Manila.His withdrawal from the team comes as a big blow after Gilas already failed to get naturalized center Andray Blatche on board, with the former Brooklyn Net in the NBA fearing for his security in Beirut.Gilas has been bracketed with China, Iraq and Qatar in Beirut, with the Filipinos to open up against the powerhouse Chinese on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ For the Philippines to advance outright to the quarterfinals, it would need to sweep its first three games, otherwise, the Filipinos would be relegated to a qualifying round to get to the quarterfinals.The good thing about resting Fajardo now is that he could be 100 percent ready for the World Cup Qualifying.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The injury bug just bit Gilas Pilipinas and got the Filipinos’ best man in the middle.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 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 MOST READ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans View commentslast_img read more

Top 10 Sensex cos add Rs 74,521 cr in market cap

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 20 (PTI) The top 10 most valued Sensex companies together added Rs 74,521.57 crore in market valuation last week, with Sun Pharma emerging as the biggest gainer amid a strong stock market. On a weekly basis, the Sensex rallied 608.70 points, or 2.37 per cent, to 26,218.91. The market capitalisation (m-cap) of Sun Pharma surged Rs 14,318.55 crore to Rs 2,17,806.55 crore. RILs valuation zoomed Rs 11,026.64 crore to Rs 2,89,871.64 crore and that of HDFC Bank soared Rs 10,257.25 crore to Rs 2,63,850.25 crore. The market cap of SBI advanced by Rs 9,231.28 crore to Rs 1,83,367.28 crore and ONGC added Rs 8,897.99 crore to Rs 2,04,133.99 crore. CILs valuation climbed Rs 5,810.88 crore to Rs 2,16,682.88 crore while that of HDFC jumped Rs 5,684.67 crore to Rs 1,90,868.67 crore. Similarly, the m-cap of ITC went up by Rs 4,372.84 crore to Rs 2,55,545.84 crore, Infosys (Rs 3,226.96 crore to Rs 2,53,754.96 crore) and TCS (Rs 1,694.51 crore to Rs 5,00,288.51 crore). TCS took the lead in terms of ranking followed by RIL, HDFC Bank, ITC, Infosys, Sun Pharma, CIL, ONGC, HDFC and SBI. PTI SUM ARDlast_img read more

Jamaica and Us to Collaborate On Climate Change Matters

first_imgA Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed  today (June 20) between   Jamaica and the United States of America, that will see greater co-operation between both countries, on matters related to climate change and environmental best practices.The agreement will see the Ministries of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change and Science, Technology, Energy and Mining collaborating with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to develop and promote environmental best practices.The programme of assistance will include a framework for the development of a Climate Change Policy, on which the government is working.  A Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) and a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) will also be developed under the agreement.Environment Minister, Hon.  Robert Pickersgill and Energy Minister, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, signed the agreement on behalf of the Government, at Jamaica House.Mr. Pickersgill noted that work has already started on the Climate Change Policy, adding that the Low Emission Development Strategy and the National Adaptation Plan   would be developed quickly.“Under the Agreed Work Programme, the U.S. Government has pledged technicaland manpower assistance to the Climate Change Advisory Committee;on the establishment of Climate Change focal points; a technical expert to conduct analyses and provide guidance towards a Climate Finance Policy; knowledge sharing to facilitate GOJ participation in International fora on climate change and sustainable development; and advice on trilateral co-operation with other countries  in Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS),” Minister Pickersgill stated.The US government will also assist in identifying possibilities for joint collaboration and co-ordination in enhancing capacity for LEDS.Meanwhile, Minister Paulwell pointed out that in addition to facilitating opportunities for Jamaica’s development toward effective climate change and environmental protection, the MoU will facilitate greater collaboration between various agencies and the Ministries.He said the agreement provides practical applications which will benefit the country.“There are so many practical things that we’re going to be doing.  We’re going to get technical support, but we’re going to get on-the-ground support out of this arrangement and it’s going to be for a number of years to come,” he told JIS News.US Ambassador to Jamaica, Her Excellency Pamela Bridgewater, who also addressed the signing ceremony, noted that her Government was very happy to establish a partnership agreement with Jamaica and be part of a movement where globally, countries are taking practical approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.“The US government applauds this spirit of co-operation and hopes the initiative will help Jamaica achieve its sustainable economic growth and development objectives, becoming a more climate resilient and food secure nation in the process,” she said.Mission Director of the USAID, Denise Herbol, said the project is a flagship programme under US President Barack Obama’s Global Climate Change Initiative. The Initiative is tailored to each country’s needs and has so far partnered with 21 countries, including Jamaica.“The programme will build on existing climate change related plans and strategies in Jamaica. The MoU signing brings us one step closer to gaining increased access to clean energy, while accelerating development and economic growth,” the Mission Director said. By O. Rodger Hutchinson, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

India Steamship to Sell Four LR2 Tankers

first_imgzoom Kolkata-based shipping company India Steamship has reached and agreement to sell all four of its LR2 tankers to Greek Enterprises Shipping and Trading, according to data provided by VesselsValue.Under the deal, the company will sell the 2008-built Ratna Namrata, Ratna Shradha, Ratna Shruti and the 2010-built Ratna Shalini.Each featuring 105,800 dwt, the tankers were constructed by the South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries.Three of the ships were sold for a price of USD 22.5 million a piece, while the youngest from the batch Ratna Shalini fetched a price of USD 26.5 million.VesselsValue data shows that the tankers secured a price which is over their market value of around USD 22.5 million and USD 24.8 million, respectively.The tanker quartet will join Enterprises Shipping and Trading’s fleet of 22 bulkers and 17 tankers.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Diabetes Walk needs to attract right people Testing today

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 14, 2016 – Diabetes is greatly impacting the quality of life for islanders and too many do not even know it, too many are not actively working to be aware or to be healthier.Once the scores of runners and walkers were back to the start point of the Wrightfully Fit Charity Walk & Run yesterday evening, we got to speak to some of the experts on site.  John Wright, fitness man and founder of the eight year old event which supports the Diabetes Association said the fundraiser is not a money making venture for him, it is a fitness awareness function for islanders to live healthier, happier lives – he said not enough of those people are coming out.“There’s a full moon, the stars are out, people are out supporting this, the only people who aren’t here, are the people who should be here, people who have diabetes,people who have type 2 diabetes, childhood obesity, people who have kids who are overweight, they’re not here.  There’s a big expat community here, there’s a big tourist community here participating, the people who should be here, are not here.” – John WrightPresident of the TCI Diabetes Association, Elaine Clare shared a similar perspective and said that is why her team will be at all Grace Bay Pharmacies, Flamingo Pharmacy, Family Care Pharmacy and at the Cheshire Hall Medical Center giving free glucose testing, handing out monitors and providing pamphlets, because people are unaware.   “Very very prevalent, and it is heartbreaking, to know the numbers that we have here.  And a lot of people are walking around with high blood sugars, and they don’t know that they have high blood sugars and that they are diabetics.”Dr. Sam Slattery said it boils down to diet and exercise and the biggest enemy of our islands, of our world – SUGAR.  “Sugar snuck into our diet all over the world and it’s not unique to the Turks and Caicos.  Here’s what I tell all my patients, firstly don’t give your children sugar.  You want to look at all the processed foods that you’re eating because it’s almost guaranteed to have high fructose corn syrup in it, and I’ll be happy to say it’s a poisonous substance, definitely leads to diabetes.”Today is World Diabetes Day, free testing at the sites starts at 10am; you should go so that you know. Related Items:last_img read more

Navy on Cusp of Reaching Renewable Energy Goals Mabus Says

first_imgThe Navy is on course to consume 50 percent of its shore facilities’ electricity needs from renewable sources by the end of the year, Secretary Ray Mabus said last week.“We’re going to be there on our shore bases by this year,” purchasing a gigawatt of renewable energy, which will be half of shore energy power used, Mabus said during a National Press Club luncheon, reported Seapower Magazine.Generating one-half of its installations’ power needs from renewable sources would put the Navy well ahead of the Pentagon’s objectives for installations to shift toward alternative energy. The department has set a goal for the services to produce or procure 25 percent of their electricity for facilities from renewable sources by 2025.If the Navy successfully reaches its goal of obtaining one gigawatt of alternative energy before next year, it would become the first service to reach that threshold. Last year, the Navy moved up its goal for generating 1 gigawatt of renewable energy to 2016; at the time, it established an interim goal of generating 500 megawatts of renewable energy by 2015.Three years ago the three services announced they each would strive to produce 1 gigawatt of renewable energy at their installations. The Air Force has said it plans to meet its goal by 2020. Last year the Army said it was on pace to meet its goal of deploying 1 gigawatt of renewable energy by 2025, with a possibility that it would beat its target.  Mabus also said the Navy next year will deploy a carrier strike group powered by 50-50 blends of biofuels. With the exception of the group’s aircraft carrier, which will be nuclear powered, “every type of aircraft and every other type of ship will be [using] 50-50 blends of bio-fuels. … We’ve certified every single ship and every single aircraft” as compatible with the mixed fuels, he said.The Navy is relying on “drop-in” alternative fuels for the “Great Green fleet,” meaning the ships and aircraft do not have to be altered to use them. Also, the biofuel would not use edible crops and its price would be competitive with conventional fossil fuels, Mabus said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more