Belga keeps his emotions in check, helps Rain or Shine win over TNT

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Belga explained that hitting the showers early last game against the Picanto made him reassess his part in the current situation the Elasto Painters are in.“Coach Caloy (Garcia) told me that a leader should always be present on the court. Gabe (Norwood), Jireh (Ibañes), and Raymond (Almazan) are not here, so I have to help our teammates, especially that a lot of them are shy. So I barked instructions on defense and the things we need to do, and I’m happy that we got a win so that we’ll have a bit of a momentum,” he said in Filipino.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’With Belga taking the leadership mantle, Rain or Shine didn’t have a hard time running away from TNT as it strung its first winning streak of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.The Sorsogon native is hopeful that the Elasto Painters can sustain whatever positives they got from the win against the KaTropa as he is finally set to serve his one-game suspension in the team’s next assignment against Star on Sunday. Beau Belga. PBA IMAGESBeau Belga seemed to have taken a 180-degree turn after his ejection last week, exuding poise in Rain or Shine’s 105-73 rout of TNT on Sunday.Keeping his temper in check, the burly big man had the most impact for his team in his time on the floor, garnering a team-best plus-28 as he racked five points, 10 rebounds, and three assists in the blowout.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her View comments Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lesnar survives to retain Universal title at SummerSlam “I can’t help them much in the next game, so I showed them that someone has to step up when it comes to leadership. Good thing is that Gabe and Raymond will already be here,” he said.With Belga relegated to the sidelines, he is taking the suspension as an eye-opener for him to control his emotions in the following games.“It’s too bad that I can’t join them in next game, but it is what it is and it’s a lesson for me to control my emotions. I need to be there for my teammates because the coaches consider me as one of the veterans, so I need to be a role model,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT 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 respitelast_img read more

CoA chief Vinod Rai confirms meet with Virat Kohli over pay hike

first_imgCommittee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai on Tuesday confirmed that he will meet India skipper Virat Kohli and other concerned persons to discuss a possible pay hike for cricketers.Earlier, Anil Kumble, former head coach of the Indian team, had met the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Hyderabad on behalf of the team to discuss salary raise for centrally contracted players and coaching staff.He also gave a presentation to the BCCI office bearers on the revised compensation structure.In a telephonic interview with ANI, Rai informed that he has already met the team members twice and this will be the third meeting in this regard.Rai said, “We have met them twice already. First time was when Anil Kumble made his presentation.”He added, “We are during the course of the Test match (Delhi Test match against Sri Lanka) going to meet them again. We are going to meet them as we have prepared the entire compensation package for players which we want to bounce it off them.”Rai, however, did not confirm about the time of meeting.It is believed that Kohli, former India Skipper MS Dhoni and head coach Ravi Shastri will meet Rai in the national capital during the third and concluding Test match against Sri Lanka.The meeting can have a discussion on ‘cramped scheduling’ of Indian cricket team matches, which was recently brought out by Kohli, ahead of the second Nagpur Test.The BCCI currently pays Rs 2 crore to Grade A players, Rs 1 crore to Grade B players and Rs 50 lakh to Grade C players.advertisementlast_img read more

Port of Virginia Wraps Up StackYard Works at VIG

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Port of Virginia, VIG The Virginia International Gateway (VIG) has completed another step in its expansion project as it launched operations at its container stack No. 1.The end of the stack-yard work leaves only two projects to be completed before the entire USD 320 million effort comes to a close in June, according to the Port of Virginia.“This new capacity is quickly being integrated into the operation and the Port of Virginia is beginning to see positive results,” said John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority.With the completion of stack No. 1, the terminal now has 13 additional container stacks, each served by two new rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs). The new stacks compliment 15 existing stacks, also served by RMGs.Those stacks are on a schedule to be refurbished throughout the year with two stacks complete and three underway.The expansion has doubled the terminal’s annual container throughput capacity, according to the port authority, as VIG can now process 1.2 million container lifts a year.The expanded stack-yard is being combined with four new ship-to-shore cranes and 800 additional feet of berth space.“In February 2017, we started work on what was a green-field site — we started from scratch – and now we are just a few months from completion,” Reinhart said.Once completed, the VIG expansion is expected to increase the port’s overall annual container capacity by 40 percent, or 1 million container units, by 2020.last_img read more