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Fajardo will still ‘definitely’ be part of Gilas in 2023, says Austria

first_imgJune Mar Fajardo. Photo from Fiba.comThe Philippines hosting the 2023 Fiba World Cup is still be five years away, but San Miguel coach Leo Austria still expects June Mar Fajardo to be a major part of the national team at that time.“[2023] is still a long time and there will be a lot of changes that might happen. It depends during that span of time on the players that will develop, but definitely, I think June Mar Fajardo will be a candidate when that time comes,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Still at the peak of his powers, Fajardo is still a mainstay on coach Chot Reyes’ roster for the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers with his resume boosted by his accomplishments in the PBA as a four-time MVP and a five-time champion.And barring any major injuries, Austria is expecting the Cebuano giant to continue having no letups in the growth of his game as the buildup for the country’s hosting of the global basketball extravaganza approaches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFajardo will be 33 years old by 2023.Austria also acknowledged that Reyes has an abundance of talent at his disposal with 7-footers Kai Sotto and AJ Edu both part of the “23-for-23” cadet pool. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson The question, however, is if the 15-year-old Sotto and the 18-year-old Edu will be mature enough at that time to battle against the world’s best players.“I think those players are big and can do what June Mar is doing right now, but it will depend on their maturity because international competitions are not easy tournaments, especially with this setup which is home-and-away. You can never know what will happen,” Austria said.That’s why Austria has his full belief that Fajardo will still be donning the national tri-colors come 2023.“Maybe if June Mar wins a fifth of sixth MVP, they will think about it,” he said. “We want nothing but to help Gilas be better because they’re representing our homeland.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Go for Gold adds Kent Salado MOST READ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

Time and history are on the side of those prepared to follow rule of…

first_imgDear Editor,Guyana, today, is a house divided because politicians are waging a war for the survival of democracy. One party, the PNC/R, is certainly not playing by the rule of law and with some success, they have been allowed by the custodians of the law to get away with this abhorrent behaviour. The PNC/R has been successful at delaying the elections by six months, using the court system, along with heavy doses of subterfuge and deception. This trickery continues.Today, Mr Keith Lowenfield and his team have embarked upon a process, using an expired ruling from an expired Chairman who was appointed by a “flawed” appointment process. On both previous occasions that I am aware that Guyana had a House-to-House Registration (H2H) process, it took 18 months and to sell the idea that it can be done in 6 months is just plain underhand.Even if Mr Lowenfield puts 30,000 enumerators on the ground, he and I both know it is impossible to deliver a clean voters’ list by December 25, 2019, using the H2H process. One can only now hope that the new GECOM Chairperson – who was not appointed by a “flawed” process – will self-correct the wayward ways of GECOM swiftly and put this organisation back on the legitimate path by adhering to the rule of law as advised by the CCJ.But what Mr David Granger is doing has brought out into the open what we all have known for years. His Party (the PNC/R) is exclusively focused on advancing the cause of a group of an urban elites that cares very little for the working class, especially those in the rural communities. The rest of the nation is even lower down in the chain of importance.This elite cabal of PNC “upper crust” is prepared to suppress the rest of the nation using any means necessary and this situation was brought out in the open when the caretaker Attorney General made his speech at the AmCham debates. His statement as quoted in the press “‘Well, y’all go, go to the election’, because the consequences would be dire”.That statement among some others he made at that forum brought back bitter memories of the “MO FIYA, SLOW FIYA” period that was launched by the PNC/R leadership against Guyana in the 1990s. This is the same old PNC, their modus operandi is simple, bamboozle the nation into submission and plunder the Treasury.Think of this, one minister brought in a vehicle that has a calculated duty of over G$60 million? That is more than the salary that he has earned from his job in the last 4 years.But this was no different from what the PNC did in 1992 when they were transitioning out of office after losing those elections. Their scorch-Earth strategy is the same. They slash and burn every part of the Treasury, wantonly leaving nothing standing after they have left.This is the time to all remain calm and vigilant. This is the time for sharing of information on social media so that the world can tighten the noose around those who are prepared to break the rule of law to advance their unrighteous cause. Time and history are on the side of those who are prepared to follow the rule of law but unfortunately, they have their head so deeply buried in the miasma that they cannot see that their end is near.Regards,Sasenarine Singh,MSc Finance, ACCAlast_img read more