PH gets clobbered by China in Fiba Women’s Asia Cup q’finals

first_imgRead Next View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanscenter_img Photo from Fiba.comThe Philippines got clobbered as China flexed its might in a massive 117-43 beating in the quarterfinals of the Fiba Women’s Asia Cup Thursday at Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in India.It was never a fight as the Chinese immediately went into the offensive from the opening period with a 33-13 lead to close the first quarter.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 respite Gilas Pilipinas begins Fiba Asia buildup Things became even uglier for the Philippines when it managed to score just a couple of points in the second quarter while China poured in 28 to go into the halftime break with a 61-15 lead.China is set to face the winner between Japan and Chinese-Taipei in the semifinals.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’Li Yueru led China with a 17-point, 12-rebound double-double while Huang Sijing filled up the stat sheets with 15 points, eight rebounds, five assists.Afril Bernardino led the Philippines, which ended its campaign sans a victory in four games, with 11 points. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTubelast_img read more

Preston Manning advises B.C. Energy Conference on gaining public support

first_imgHe had four suggestions on what can be done to “earn” the necessary support, including having the industry make an effort to integrate environmental conservation earlier in the process, and not as an apparent afterthought. “The greatest public objection to petroleum development of all kinds centres around their environmental impacts,” he says, and points to the province’s youth as being the most hostile. “In their thinking they integrate, rather than separate, resource development and environmental conservation every step along the way.”To ensure what he calls “full cost accounting” for energy projects, he proposes determining what the environmental impacts are for each stage of a project when designing it, adopting the best practices to mitigate those impacts, and be prepared to have the cost of those mitigation measures integrated into the ultimate price. – Advertisement -Manning advised government officials to identify the population that is undecided on resource development, or the “mushy middle”, and work to convince them of its urgency. “That there’s not an unlimited amount of time, and an unlimited opportunity for them to make up their mind if the benefits of the proposed project to be realized,” he told the audience. “There’s a fairly narrow window for proceeding with these various energy projects proposed for British Columbia and western Canada. The Americans are moving closer to energy self-sufficiency, and becoming less dependent, rather than more dependent, on imports from Canada.” Advertisement Another of his points was to not “over promise” resource development benefits, as that’s an easy way to lose the public’s trust. “It’s important that energy projects be given the time to get into a profitable, sustainable position capable of attracting more investment to the sector before leaping all over them with excessive taxes or royalty regimes in order to meet overblown promises of what they will contribute to provincial revenues, to provincial tax reduction, or provincial debt reduction.” Lastly, he urged communities to find a unique individual that is qualified to work with both the public and industry, that can act as a mediator between the two sides. The Energy Conference continues Wednesday and Thursday with further discussions.Advertisementlast_img read more