Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours READ: Beermen make Standhardinger top pick in 2017 PBA Draft“I’m actually really good at letting everything out. I’m really good at just focusing on my projects, like my Youtube channel I’m gonna do in the Philippines now in English, and about my career in basketball,” Standhardinger said on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“So I don’t really pay attention to these things. I’m just happy it finally worked out. I’ll play in the PBA now and I’ll play with San Miguel.”The crowd couldn’t help but express its disapproval over the controversial San Miguel-Kia trade that allowed the Beermen to nab Standhardinger. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments LATEST STORIES Falcons strengthen grip of 3rd spot, rout Bulldogs “I’ll show a lot of puso (heart), a lot of fight, and the rest is kinda on the side. But I’m gonna fight my heart out every time and I hope I can make this very strong team a little bit better. That’s my goal,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChristian Standhardinger isn’t letting the negativity ruin his excitement of being selected by San Miguel Beer as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.It wasn’t all cheers for the Fil-German forward when his name was called but he couldn’t care any less.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ But there’s just some things the 6-foot-8 forward can’t control and rather than mope on the turn of events that happened the past week, he’s looking forward to the day he can finally play here in the PBA, where he will be forging a partnership with four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo.“I’m very excited. June Mar is a great, great talent. He can do so many things,” he said.“I’m very excited with all the matchups against us. I really wanna see that. I’m very excited on playing high-low with June Mar and it’s an honor and it’s a great thing that I can play with a four-time returning MVP. That’s what I got, that’s what I had, that’s what I saw.”For now, Beermen fans will have to be patient with Standhardinger stll have obligations with his Hong Kong team in the Asean Basketball League.Standhardinger vowed to give his all every game the moment he makes his debut for San Miguel midway through the next season.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Minutes after liftoff, mission control announced that the first stage booster had successfully separated from the rocket and that the flight had entered its preset orbit. The official Xinhua News Agency said the two astronauts, or “taikonauts,” will take off their 22-pound spacesuits to travel back and forth between the two halves of their vessel – a re-entry capsule and an orbiter that will stay aloft after they land. Earlier in the day, Xinhua announced the identities of the two taikonauts – Fei Junlong, 40, and Nie Haishen, 41. Previous reports said 14 former fighter pilots were training for the mission. Images of Fei and Jun in their cockpit as the craft roared toward orbit were broadcast live to hundreds of millions of Chinese television viewers. None of the 2003 space flight was shown live by Chinese television. “Feeling pretty good,” Fei said in the first broadcast comment from the astronauts. Wen declared the launch a success. “The Shenzhou 6 has successfully launched, attracting worldwide attention,” the premier said. Xinhua said the crew was picked from a field of six finalists. Nie was one of three finalists for the 2003 mission, which made a national hero of Yang Liwei. The two taikonauts will conduct experiments in orbit, Xinhua said without elaborating. China, the third nation to put a man into orbit, insisted ahead of the launch that its aspirations in space were strictly peaceful and that it opposes deploying weapons there. Space officials say they hope to land an unmanned probe on the moon by 2010 and launch a space station. “We do not wish to see any form of weapons in outer space, so we reaffirm that our space flight program is an important element of mankind’s peaceful utilization of outer space,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan said. Foreign reporters were barred from the launch base. The handful of Chinese journalists allowed to attend the liftoff were warned they might be ordered to hand over any photos or video – a possible image-control measure in case of an accident. State television showed taped images of Fei and Nie, dressed in space suits, walking through the predawn darkness and a light snowfall toward the bus that would carry them to the launch pad. A senior officer saluted them and they waved to cheering technicians who waved Chinese and military flags. The Shenzhou – or Divine Vessel – capsule is based on Russia’s three-seat Soyuz, though with extensive modifications. Spacesuits, life-support systems and other equipment are based on technology purchased from Russia. But space officials say all equipment launched into orbit is Chinese-made. China has had a rocketry program since the 1950s and fired its first satellite into orbit in 1970. It regularly launches satellites for foreign clients aboard its giant Long March boosters. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! JIAYUGUAN, China – Two years after China became only the third nation to launch a human into orbit, a pair of astronauts blasted off early today on a longer, riskier mission after receiving a farewell visit from Premier Wen Jiabao. Wen said the “glorious and sacred mission” would demonstrate China’s national confidence and ability. A rocket carrying the Shenzhou 6 capsule and the astronauts blasted off from the remote base in China’s northwest. In a break with the space agency’s typical secrecy, the launch was shown live on Chinese state television. The mission, reportedly due to last up to five days, is a key prestige project for China’s communist leaders, who have justified the expense of a manned space program by saying that it will drive economic development. It will be more complicated than the first flight in 2003, which carried one astronaut and lasted just 21 hours.