Amer drops 32 as Bolts take q’finals to decider

first_imgBut Stepheson’s ouster somehow turned out to be a blessing in disguise with Kelly Nabong, who replaced him in the game, stepping up in OT.Nabong scored seven of Meralco’s last nine points in the final two minutes and 12 seconds to finish with 15 pointsThe veteran bruiser went 3-of-4 from the free throw line in the last 11.6 seconds to help keep the KaTropa at bay.Joshua Smith had a chance to win it for TNT at the free throw line but he only managed to get a split with 5.6 seconds to go in regulation.Chris Newsome forced a contested 3-pointer that missed, paving the way for OT with the score tied at 92.ADVERTISEMENT Familiarity with Desiderio key in stopping UP, says Macaraya “We played much better tonight than we did last game. I thought we really gutted it out in the end especially since my import was in foul trouble majority of the game,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.“I have to give a lot of credit to the locals particularly Baser Amer, who I felt played one of the best games of his career. Special mention also goes out to Kelly Nabong, who hit his foul shots when the game was on the line,” Black added. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGame 3 is set on Friday with the winner facing top seed Barangay Ginebra in a best-of-five semifinals series.The Bolts overcame a long offensive drought that lasted for close to eight minutes and the absence of their import Alex Stepheson, who fouled out with still 1:54 left in regulation. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast LATEST STORIEScenter_img Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV MOST READ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds What ‘missteps’? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBaser Amer had a career night and Meralco held off TNT, 103-100, in overtime Wednesday night to forge a winner-take-all Game 3 for the last spot in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Amer fired 32 points on top of six rebounds and four assists in 43 minutes to lead the Bolts’ fightback after dropping Game 1 on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments RR Garcia gave the KaTropa their first lead,93-92, at the 3:16 mark of overtime after trailing by as much as 19 points late in the opening quarter.But that didn’t last long as Amer and Nabong hit back-to-back baskets for a 96-93 edge and TNT never led again.Smith led the KaTropa with 18 points, 18 rebounds and three blocks while Stepheson finished with just seven points and 13 rebounds in only 26 minutes due to foul trouble.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Biggest Ever Boxship to Transit Panama Canal in May

first_imgzoomContainership Triton; Source: Wikimedia – under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; Image by: Bumblebee The Panama Canal is set to welcome its biggest ever containership in mid-May, according to Alphaliner.Namely, Taiwan’s Evergreen would assign the maxi-Neopanamax Triton, a vessel with a 20-row beam of 51.2 meters and a length of 369 meters, to a Panama Canal-routed Far East – USEC service.The 14,424 TEU Triton will become the first-ever containership of this beam and length to transit the canal. Currently deployed on the Far East – USWC route, the Triton will join Evergreen’s Far East – USEC service AUE, part of the OCEAN Alliance network, on April 18.The ship is scheduled to transit the Panama Canal on May 15, en route from Kaohsiung to Colon, from where it will continue to ports on the US East Coast. With the Triton’s passage, Evergreen will be the first carrier to make use of the Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP) revised neo-panamax gauge.One year ago, in April 2018, the ACP announced to increase the allowable beam for vessels transiting the new canal locks from 49 meters (19 rows) to 51.25 meters (20 rows). The revised rule came into force on June 1, 2018, after nearly two years of successful operations of the new canal locks.While allowing a wider beam, the new transit regime retained the 366 m maximum vessel length restriction. However, the ACP said that it would consider to accept ships of up to 369 meters, such as the Triton, on a case by case basis.The largest containerships deployed on trans-Panama routes so far have been Neopanamax VLCS with 19 row beams of up to 48.4 meters and a maximum length of 366 meters.last_img read more

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Make up and move on escalating pipeline dispute uncommon says expert

first_imgVANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The pipeline feud between British Columbia and Alberta is escalating, as Premier John Horgan is threatening Rachel Notley with legal action should she enforce Bill 12.Political Scientist David Moscrop with Simon Fraser University says it’s not unusual for provinces to “fight,” but admits this particular case is uncommon.“This is a bridge beyond what we’re used to, and it’s probably going to sour interprovincial relationships between the government of British Columbia and the government of Alberta for some time,” he tells NEWS 1130. “And keep in mind this is as good as it’s going to get. This is with two NDP governments. Imagine if you have one NDP government and one UCP government for instance.”Related ArticlesAlberta passes legislation to cut off oil supply to BC at any timeKinder Morgan suspending all non-essential spending on Trans Mountain pipeline expansionCritics want big banks to stop backing the Trans Mountain pipelineIf the legislation gets Royal Assent, Bill 12 would effectively give Alberta power to cut its oil supply to BC. It’s designed, Moscrop explains, in such a way that Notley could use it for “precision strikes.”“They could ban very specific shipments without having to ban everything, and they could do it case by case, and they could ban a little bit as an opening salvo.”However, he points out the provincial government would effectively have to negotiate doing so with industry stakeholders.“I can’t imagine the oil and gas companies are going to be super pleased with having contracts restricted, and shipments restricted. It’s going to cost them money, even if you say, ‘Well look it’s a little bit of short-term pain for long-term gain.’ I suspect though every party at this point will be circumspect at what they do, but here’s the thing. If Alberta decides to use [Bill 12], then BC’s going to sue and then we’re off to the races. So you know, it could escalate very quickly.”The likelihood of Alberta enforcing the new bill? Moscrop says it’s hard to say at this point, but admits it’s possible.The BC government has come under fire for delaying the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion since it announced it was restricting bitumen shipments pending environmental reviews. Moscrop says the dispute could not only sour relationships between BC and Alberta, but could also put strains on its relationship with others.“You’d probably have to look at have to look at it case by case,” he says. “It sours the relationship with the federal government a little bit.”However, he says this probably improves things with Quebec, where he says observers may be looking at this situation as a test of what the federal government can force provinces to do. “And what provinces can get away with when they disagree with the federal government and another province.”Bill 12 and BC gas pricesMeantime, experts say Alberta cutting off its oil supply to BC will certainly have an impact on gas prices on the Lower Mainland which have already broken records.“A couple of things to keep in mind, and I’m using April as an example,” explains Dan McTeague with GasBuddy.com. “It’s really critical that people understand this. In the month of April, Vancouver imported 900,000 barrels of gasoline. There’s 159 litres in a barrel, so you can imagine a situation where some 60,000 barrels of product like gasoline and diesel or even jet fuel are somehow interrupted.“That wouldn’t just mean potentially half of the gas stations no longer supplied in the Lower Mainland, it would also mean Parkland would be affected as its crude supply of lighter crude will also be affected.”He says if the pipeline is blocked 100 per cent, even American refineries would also be impacted.“They bring in about 30,000 barrels of heavy oil from the Trans Mountain pipeline almost daily, so there is really no positive out of this and the pain will be felt both in terms of a lack of product as well as much higher prices.”Horgan has threatened that his government would sue should Alberta move forward with its new legislation. His threat came the same day the federal government announced it would offer financial protection for Kinder Morgan’s investors in the pipeline expansion dispute, a move he believes puts unnecessary taxpayers’ money at risk.last_img read more

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Jo Brand Sets Off On A Hell Of A Walk

first_imgJo Brand on Friday set off on day one of her BT Sport Relief Challenge: Jo’s Hell of a Walk, a brutal ordeal which will see the 58-year-old attempt to walk an incredible 150 miles in just seven days.With bitter cold, wind and rain for much of the first day, it was a harsh start to a long and gruelling week.The challenge will see her walk east to west right across the width of the country, roughly following the Trans Pennine Trail, finishing in Liverpool next Thursday. The challenge is sponsored by BT, a long-term supporter of Comic Relief challenges since 2009.Setting off at 8:45am from the Humber Bridge, Jo was joined by members of the public, including Great British Bake Off champion of 2014 Nancy Birtwhistle, who lives in the area, to wish her luck and see her off.Jo walked approximately twenty miles on Day 1, crossing the Humber Bridge and passing through North Ferriby, Brough and finishing up in Laxton.As Jo set off, she said: “I can feel the hand of history upon my toenails! I’m not looking forward to this at all. It’s such a long way and I’m not fit, I’m not athletic, and my walking style is best described as ‘fat old woman’. To be honest what I’m really worried about at this stage is that I might fall over or need the loo after five minutes!”Starting out her career as a psychiatric nurse, Jo has spent many years since her rise to fame raising awareness about mental health issues – so it is fitting that during her journey she will highlight the work that Sport Relief does around mental health and issues that impact women and girls across the UK and the world’s poorest communities. Jo will be joined by famous friends and people helped by funded Sport Relief projects along the route to spur her on.last_img read more

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Following Up With PopUp Magazine From the Other Side of the Curtain

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Take your problems to PM Modi Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy lashes out at

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US judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

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ACV appoints Marchand as Manager Canada and Inbound

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