Valdez, Santiago praise Maraño in PH win over Vietnam

first_img“We told ourselves that this would be the biggest game we’ll play in,” said Santiago, who finished with 19 points. “We know that we’ll go through a really tough game but Tyang just told us to believe we can win.”Maraño, though, not only provided the emotional support as she put up 11 points to help the Philippines.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend BEAST MODE. Aby Maraño attempts a spike against a Vietnamese blocker. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago were the ones who produced the numbers for the Philippines in its stunning upset of Vietnam, 27-25, 26-24, 17-25, 25-23, in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, yet the two credited one unsung figure in the victory.That person was the fiery Aby Maraño.ADVERTISEMENT “There was doubt, the question on how we ended up in this predicament, and Tyang Aby just told us to claim this win, to believe in ourselves, that we can win,” said Valdez, who had 20 points, in Filipino Monday at Alonte Sports Arena.The Philippines were scrambling when Vietnam, the 44th-ranked team in the world, suddenly put on a masterful counter attack in the third set.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’And the Vietnamese almost pulled off another comeback in the fourth set when they trimmed the Philippines’ 24-20 lead to just 25-23.Still, the 79th-ranked Philippines managed to hold on for the stunning victory. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 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 MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Philippines stuns Vietnam in AVCcenter_img Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Teen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

More Challenges As Another Group Opposes LNG Project

first_imgFORT. ST JOHN, B.C. – Those hoping for jobless, and overall economic relief for the hard-pressed oil and gas industry in this region as the result of the federal government approval next month of the 36-billion dollar Pacific NorthWest LNG project, are facing yet another opposition challenge. About 90 climate scientists from Canada, the U.S., Australia, and the UK are warning of dire environmental effects if the project, majority owned by Petronas, the Malaysian government owned Oil and Gas Company, and four other minority consortium partners, gets the green light from the Trudeau government.Some of the world’s leading experts on climate change are part of this group including NASA scientist James Hansen and Tim Flannery, the chief councillor of Australia’s Climate Commission. They have released an open letter claiming the project would be one of Canada’s largest point source greenhouse gas emitters. – Advertisement -They’re calling the draft environmental assessment for the project, superficial and incomplete, arguing it likely underestimated the amount of emissions that will be released.Doctor Danny Harvey, a senior Canadian climate scientist, and lead author with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says:“Major uncertainties remain concerning greenhouse gas emissions from the fracking that would supply the natural gas, and concerning its full impact on emissions in the countries that would receive the natural gas.”Advertisement He goes on to say: “To proceed with a long term project without knowing the consequences would be reckless.”The federal government is set to make the final decision on the controversial proposal within the next 90 days, but Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has indicated it could come by the end of June.The LNG project would see a liquefaction and export facility built on Lelu Island on land administered by the Prince Rupert Port Authority, and Progress Energy, which like Pacific Northwest LNG is majority-owned by Petronas, would supply that facility with natural gas produced in Northeast BC and that’s why the project is viewed by many in this region as a panacea to the current economic downturn. Advertisementlast_img read more