Rains stall Kings

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? MOST READ Heavy rains and flooding caused by Tropical Storm “Henry” forced the Philippine Basketball Association to call off Game 2 of the Barangay Ginebra-Rain or Shine Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series Tuesday, which, for sure, Gin Kings coach Tim Cone wouldn’t like.Cone had talked the past weeks that he would like his wards to play as often as they could just to keep riding the momentum they have gotten going since the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT With an eight-game winning streak and coming off a lopsided victory in the series opener, the Kings were installed as solid picks to take a 2-0 lead and keep the Elasto Painters guessing since the second game was to be played after just a day’s rest.Instead, Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia will have an extra two more nights to figure things out and try to whip his Painters back to the form that made them the No. 1 team in the elimination round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Meanwhile, defending champion San Miguel Beer goes for a sweep of an overmatched Alaska side Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. A win—coupled with the cancellation of the other Final Four’s Game 2—will give the Beermen several days to freshen up for the title series.Coach Leo Austria said on Monday night that they are not even thinking of the best-of-seven title series at this time and that they will take things as they come, even if this series drags on to a Game 5. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew What a marvelous mismatch! SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins But the way the Beermen have beaten the Aces in the first two games has certainly dented the psyche of Alaska, which led comfortably until the middle of the third period of Game 2 before San Miguel pulled out another authoritative win.Austria had already paid tribute to his counterparts at the Alaska bench, giving everyone the impression that the Beermen are going in for the kill and making the Aces sorry footnotes of another triumphant campaign.“You can see, everyone is saying that we are a super team and yet they (Aces) keep fighting back. So I just have to admire the work that they do,” Austria said. “Maybe because of the superior talent that we have, that’s what’s prevailing.”The last time Alaska and San Miguel were in a series was in the 2016 Philippine Cup title playoffs, one that will live in infamy as far as the Aces are concerned after they bungled a 3-0 lead to lose in Game 7.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

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Treaty 8 brings Site C battle to UN

first_imgTreaty 8 First Nations have taken the Site C fight all the way to the United Nations.Treaty 8 Tribal Chief Liz Logan recently had a meeting with Special Rapporteur James Anaya during the tenth session of the United Nations permanent form on Indigenous Issues.- Advertisement -Logan says she is disappointed that the Province is supporting B.C. Hydro in its bid to build the dam.[asset|aid=3588|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=d70b66011f40c31c386ca26eaed1b5f7-Liz 1_1_Pub.mp3] Since Canada has endorsed the UN’s Declaration on Rights of Indigenous People, Logan says the UN can intervene with the Province and the federal government on behalf of Treaty 8.[asset|aid=3589|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=d70b66011f40c31c386ca26eaed1b5f7-Liz 2_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues was set up to deal with economic and social development, culture, the environment and other rights for indigenous peoples. The forum provides an outlet for indigenous peoples to voice their concerns.Treaty 8 is currently touring southern B.C., discussing what they see as the threats the Site C dam poses.last_img read more

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Rats have run of eatery

first_imgNEW YORK – New Yorkers are used to seeing rats where they catch their trains – not where they buy their burritos. About a dozen rats were having a grand party Friday in a locked KFC/Taco Bell restaurant, scampering around the floor, playing with each other and sniffing for food as they dashed around tables and children’s high chairs. Onlookers could not keep their eyes away from the jaw-dropping sight – a gang of urban vermin invading a restaurant that had been taking people’s chicken and taco orders just a day earlier. Video of the rats was seen around the world, disseminated on TV stations and the Internet. “All you can eat once the store is locked,” one onlooker joked. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “They should handcuff them and throw the dirty rats in jail,” cabbie Wilson Paul said as he pulled over to gawk. Word spread after a TV crew discovered the rat infestation Friday morning and filmed it through a window of the Greenwich Village building. Health inspectors arrived, and the parent company for KFC and Taco Bell, Yum Brands, Inc., was again forced into damage-control mode a few months after enduring an E. coli outbreak. The restaurant was not open when the rats were spotted. The company said construction in the basement Thursday appeared to have stirred up the rodents. “This is completely unacceptable and is an absolute violation of our high standards,” Yum Brands said in a statement.last_img read more

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