Ross wants Beermen considered as one of best teams ever

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Kings beat Hawks amid protests outside Golden1 Center LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 “I’ve been asked if what we have is destiny or dynasty. I answered that it’s tradition. I hope we make it as our tradition to always win the all-Filipino,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria, who is 5-0 in the finals.Ross and the rest of the Beermen are so accustomed to winning that they’ve developed an insatiable hunger for greatness. More than winning and making history, it’s creating a legacy.“Of course we wanna win championships, but we wanna be remembered and known, 20, 30, 40 years from now,” the 33-year-old Ross said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “I mean we know that there’s a lot of work to do, and winning a championship is never easy. We have a really tough opponent,” said Ross. “They’re in the Finals for a reason, and they’re playing really good basketball. But we’re really playing for something.”“We’re trying to be in the conversation of [being] one of the best PBA teams ever. We never talk about it, as far as we want to be the best PBA team ever to play, but I think if we’re blessed enough to win this championship, and keep winning going forward, I think we can put ourself in the conversation. That’s what we really want.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkExtending their dominance in the Philippine Cup and following it up with a Grand Slam would definitely make the Beermen a great argument as far as ranking among the all-time great teams is concerned.San Miguel has the pieces to keep winning. MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A two-time Finals MVP, Ross is a major part of San Miguel’s championship reign that began in the 2015 Philippine Cup, but he’s just one fifth of the Beermen’s fearsome five that have allowed the team to win five championships in nine conferences.Apart from the do-it-all Ross, the Beermen also have the best player in the country in reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, a dead-shot in Marcio Lassiter, a clutch performer in Alex Cabagnot and a defensive ace and floor spacer in Arwind Santos.Add the fact that they flaunt a deep bench as well with the likes of Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, Brian Heruela and Gabby Espinas, who are capable of contributing in a number of ways on both ends of the floor.There’s also the impending arrival of Fil-German bruiser Christian Standhardinger, whom San Miguel Beer took as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 PBA Draft. He will make his much-awaited debut next conference.The Beermen are tipped to pull off a Philippine Cup ‘four-peat,’ not that the Hotshots, who are loaded from top to bottom, aren’t worthy challengers, but Ross and Co. are just that good. ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMaking history is not the only motivation for San Miguel Beer heading into the 2018 Philippine Cup Finals against Magnolia starting Friday night.The Beermen are aiming to become the only team in PBA history to win a fourth straight all-Filipino title, a feat that guard Chris Ross believes would build a legitimate case for his team as one of the best squads ever.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Northern California wildfires leave 17 dead and hundreds looking for loved ones

first_img By JEFF CHIU and ELLEN KNICKMEYERAssociated Press  SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) – Hundreds more firefighters and law enforcement officials headed Tuesday to Northern California to battle wildfires that have killed at least 17 people, including a 100-year-old man and his 98-year-old wife who were unable to escape their burning home.  Authorities hoped cooler weather and lighter winds would help crews get a handle on the fires, which are among the deadliest in California history and are still burning completely uncontained.  “The weather has been working in our favor, but it doesn’t mean it will stay that way,” said Brad Alexander, a spokesman of the governor’s Office of Emergency Services.  The extra firefighters came from throughout California and Nevada. The extra law enforcement officers will help with evacuations and guard against looting, Alexander said.  At least 100 people have been injured and 2,000 homes and businesses destroyed, according to authorities, who warned that all those figures were expected to climb in the coming days as more information is reported.  Among the dead were Charles and Sara Rippey, who were married for 75 years and lived at the Silverado Resort in Napa.  “The only thing worse would have been if one survived without the other,” their daughter, Ruby Gibney told Oakland television station KTVU.  More than 400 miles away, flames imperiled parts of Southern California, too. Thousands of people were displaced by a wildfire that destroyed or damaged 24 structures, including homes. Hot, dry Santa Ana winds swept fire along brushy outskirts of Orange County suburbs and equestrian properties southeast of Los Angeles. More than a dozen schools were closed.  The blaze, which disrupted major commuter routes, spread over nearly a dozen square miles in less than 24 hours as a squadron of helicopters and airplanes bombarded it with water and retardant, and an army of firefighters grew to 1,100 by Tuesday morning.  At the other end of the state, residents who gathered at emergency shelters and grocery stores said they were shocked by the speed and ferocity of the flames. They recalled all the possessions that were lost.  “All that good stuff, I’m never going to see it again,” said Jeff Okrepkie, who fled his neighborhood in Santa Rosa knowing it was probably the last time he would see his home of the past five years standing.  His worst fears were confirmed Monday, when a friend sent him a photo of what was left: a smoldering heap of burnt metal and debris.  Some of the largest of the 14 blazes burning over a 200-mile region were in Napa and Sonoma counties, home to dozens of wineries that attract tourists from around the world. They sent smoke as far south as San Francisco, about 60 miles (96 kilometers) away.  Sonoma County said it has received about 200 missing-person reports as family and friends sought to locate loved ones. It’s possible that many or most of the missing are safe but simply cannot be reached because of the widespread loss of cellphone service and other communications.  Much of the damage was in Santa Rosa, a far larger and more developed city than usually finds itself at the mercy of a wildfire. The city is home to 175,000 residents, including both the wine-country wealthy and the working class.  The flames were unforgiving to both groups. Hundreds of homes of all sizes were leveled by flames so hot they melted the glass off of cars and turned aluminum wheels into liquid.  Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Noah Lowry, who now runs an outdoor sporting goods store in Santa Rosa, was forced to flee in minutes along with his wife, two daughters and a son just over 2 weeks old.  “I can’t shake hearing people scream in terror as the flames barreled down on us,” Lowry said.  His family and another evacuating with them tried to take U.S. 101 to evacuate but found it blocked by flames, and had to take country roads to get to the family friends who took them in.  A 90-mile (145-kilometer) stretch of the highway is framed by the flames and a major concern overnight, said Brad Alexander, a spokesman for the California Office of Emergency Services.  Highway 12, which winds through the heart of wine country, was also rendered unusable by the flames.  “Sonoma and Napa counties have been hit very hard,” Alexander said.  The flames forced authorities to focus primarily on getting people out safely, even if it meant abandoning structures to the fire.  Firefighters rushed to a state home for the severely disabled when flames reached one side of the center’s sprawling campus in the historic Sonoma County town of Glen Ellen.  Crews got the more than 200 people from the threatened buildings, one firefighter said, as flames closed within a few dozen feet.  Fires from ruptured gas lines dotted the smoky landscapes of blackened Santa Rosa hillsides. Fire trucks raced by smoldering roadside landscaping in search of higher priorities.  The flames were fickle in some corners of the city. One hillside home remained unscathed while a dozen surrounding it were destroyed.  Kim Hoe, a 33-year-old tech worker from Penang, Malaysia, was staying at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country, which was gutted by flames. He said the power went out around 1 a.m., and he and his colleagues started packing up when someone knocked on the door and told them to run.  “We just had to run and run. It was full of smoke. We could barely breathe,” Hoe said.  Late Monday, flames began coming over a ridge in an area bordering Oakmont and Trione-Annadel State Park, Santa Rosa Police Sgt. Summer Black told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat (http://bit.ly/2wLgBge ). Most of the Oakmont area was evacuated earlier in the day.  October has generally been the most destructive time of year for California wildfires. What was unusual Sunday, however, was to have so many fires take off at the same time.  Other than the windy conditions that helped drive them all, there was no known connection between the fires, and no cause has been released for any of them.  ___  Knickmeyer reported from Sonoma, California. Associated Press writers Paul Elias, Jocelyn Gecker, Sudhin Thanawala, Juliet Williams, Janie McCauley and Olga R. Rodriguez in San Francisco, John Antczak and Andrew Dalton in Los Angeles, Alina Hartounian in Phoenix and Martha Bellisle in Seattle also contributed to this report.(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) KUSI Newsroom Posted: October 9, 2017 KUSI Newsroom, Northern California wildfires leave 17 dead and hundreds looking for loved ones Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter October 9, 2017last_img read more

Female Artists Top The Lineup For Outside Lands 2018

first_img Lucy DacusPhoto: Timothy Hiatt/WireImage.com Dirtybird Campout East: 2018 Lineup Announced Carl CoxPhoto: Future Music Magazine/Getty Images Who’s Playing The Decemberists’ Festival? The National’s Matt BerningerPhoto: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images Vote: Most Anticipated 2018 Coachella Performance? The KillersPhoto: Steven Lawton/Getty Images ParamorePhoto: Heidi Gutman/Getty Images Lucy DacusPhoto: Timothy Hiatt/WireImage.com Who’s Headlining Air + Style Festival 2018? Willie NelsonPhoto: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com The Weeknd Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage.com Independent Venue Week Will Honor Music Hot Spots Avett Brothers, Mavis Staples Hit Moon River Fest Kirk Franklin To Host Exodus Music & Arts Fest Ghost’s Papa Emeritus IIIPhoto: Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images Willie NelsonPhoto: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com Anoushka ShankarPhoto: Raajessh Kashyap/Hindustan Times/Getty Images The San Francisco music festival will feature two female headliners for the first time ever in 2018Brian HaackGRAMMYs Apr 3, 2018 – 2:44 pm Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival has officially announced its lineup of performers for 2018, and in a welcome departure from the traditionally male-heavy booking practices of most major festivals, the late-summer celebration of music and culture will play host to female headliners on its largest stage for two of its three nights – a first in the festival’s eleven-year history.Topping the lineup this year are GRAMMY-winning pop icon Janet Jackson and GRAMMY-nominated British indie rock band Florence + The Machine. GRAMMY-winning darkpop/alternative R&B superstar The Weeknd rounds out the lineup as the third headliner.Both Jackson’s and Florence + The Machine’s music catalogues are clearly at top-of-mind for talent bookers this summer, as both were also announced as the forthcoming headliners for Los Angeles’ annual two-day FYF Festival. Who’s Playing The Decemberists’ Festival? Mavis StaplesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Keith UrbanDia Dipasupil/Getty Images Rocklahoma 2018: Have You Seen The Lineup? More Music Festivals Music Festivals 2018: Big Ears Experimental Fest Kirk FranklinPhoto: Erika Goldring/WireImage.com Kirk FranklinPhoto: Erika Goldring/WireImage.com Kirk Franklin To Host Exodus Music & Arts Fest News The Weeknd Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage.com Willie Nelson’s July 4th Picnic Lineup Outside Lands 2018 Lineup Celebrates Women Artists female-artists-top-lineup-outside-lands-2018 Babymetal’s Su-metal and MoametalPhoto: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images Phase 2 Lineup Announced For ULTRA 2018 ZeddPhoto: Taylor Hill/Getty Images Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Kirk FranklinPhoto: Erika Goldring/WireImage.com Vote: Most Anticipated 2018 Coachella Performance? Mija (Amber Giles)Photo: Nicholas Rhodes/Getty Images Keith Urban To Perform At SXSW 2018 Firefly Festival 2018 Headliners Announced Vote: Most Anticipated 2018 Coachella Performance? Carl CoxPhoto: Future Music Magazine/Getty Images Martin GarrixPhoto: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images Which Music Festivals Are You Going To In 2018? ZeddPhoto: Taylor Hill/Getty Images Ultra Music Festival 2018 Headliners Announced Willie Nelson’s July 4th Picnic Lineup ParamorePhoto: Heidi Gutman/Getty Images Rocklahoma 2018: Have You Seen The Lineup? Kygo at Electric Forest 2014Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Global Citizen Festival Announces All-Star Lineup BjorkPhoto: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images Firefly Festival 2018 Headliners Announced Armin Van BuurenPhoto: El Pics/Getty Images Lucy DacusPhoto: Timothy Hiatt/WireImage.com Festival Lineup For Electric Forest 2018 Willie Nelson’s July 4th Picnic Lineup Pharrell Williams and Green Day’s Billie Joe ArmstrongPhotos: WireImage.com Avett Brothers, Mavis Staples Hit Moon River Fest Which Music Festivals Are You Going To In 2018? Mija (Amber Giles)Photo: Nicholas Rhodes/Getty Images Who’s Helping Celebrate The National’s Homecoming? Kygo at Electric Forest 2014Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic FischerspoonerPhoto: Steve Mack/Getty Images Phase 2 Lineup Announced For ULTRA 2018 Carl CoxPhoto: Future Music Magazine/Getty Images Music Festivals 2018: EDC China Lineup Announced The 1975 perform at Scala in LondonPhoto: Joseph Okpako/Getty Images Music Festivals 2018: Big Ears Experimental Fest Ultra Music Festival 2018 Headliners Announced The National’s Matt BerningerPhoto: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images Along with the expected appearances from top-tier artists such as Future, Beck, Portugal. The Man, Bon Iver, DJ Snake, N.E.R.D., and many others who are generally must-have bookings for any contemporary music festival looking to compete on the U.S. summer circuit, the festival’s middle and upper cards are also packed deep with rising and established female and female-fronted talent.Acts like CHVRCHES, Carly Rae Jepsen and Jessie Ware are obvious and anticipated additions to the billing of early-evening sets, but it’s equally exciting to see so many newer names like Tash Sultana, Sabrina Claudio, Jessie Reyez, Margo Price, Lizzo, and others featured so prominently, bringing a welcome diversity of genre, vibe, and national origin in rising female talent to the festival’s slate of offerings.”We wanted to create a lineup that is really well-rounded and speaks to what people are listening to now. We didn’t just want three big names on the top,” said Allen Scott, VP of the festival’s co-producer Another Planet Entertainment, to SF Gate. “We look at it from every level and always strive to build a unique festival.”Outside Lands 2018 will take place in San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Park on Aug. 10–12. Tickets will go on-sale at 10 a.m. PT on Thursday, April 5 via the festival’s official website. Who’s Headlining Air + Style Festival 2018? Twitter Martin GarrixPhoto: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images Avett Brothers, Mavis Staples Hit Moon River Fest Who’s Playing The Decemberists’ Festival? Kirk Franklin To Host Exodus Music & Arts Fest Phase 2 Lineup Announced For ULTRA 2018 BjorkPhoto: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images ParamorePhoto: Heidi Gutman/Getty Images Mija (Amber Giles)Photo: Nicholas Rhodes/Getty Images FischerspoonerPhoto: Steve Mack/Getty Images Armin Van BuurenPhoto: El Pics/Getty Images ZeddPhoto: Taylor Hill/Getty Images Ghost’s Papa Emeritus IIIPhoto: Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images Who’s Playing At The 2018 ROTR Festival? Music Festivals 2018: EDC China Lineup Announced Mavis StaplesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Music Festivals 2018: EDC China Lineup Announced Independent Venue Week Will Honor Music Hot Spots Babymetal’s Su-metal and MoametalPhoto: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images Global Citizen Festival Announces All-Star Lineup Firefly Festival 2018 Headliners Announced Paramore Announce Lineup For Parahoy! Cruise Ultra Music Festival 2018 Headliners Announced Who’s Headlining Air + Style Festival 2018? Dirtybird Campout East: 2018 Lineup Announced The 1975 perform at Scala in LondonPhoto: Joseph Okpako/Getty Images Willie NelsonPhoto: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com Anoushka ShankarPhoto: Raajessh Kashyap/Hindustan Times/Getty Images Who’s Helping Celebrate The National’s Homecoming? Paramore Announce Lineup For Parahoy! Cruise The 1975 perform at Scala in LondonPhoto: Joseph Okpako/Getty Images London’s Brand New Music Fest: All Points East London’s Brand New Music Fest: All Points East Keith UrbanDia Dipasupil/Getty Images Independent Venue Week Will Honor Music Hot Spots The KillersPhoto: Steven Lawton/Getty Images Festival Lineup For Electric Forest 2018 Who’s Playing At The 2018 ROTR Festival? BjorkPhoto: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images Ghost’s Papa Emeritus IIIPhoto: Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images The Weeknd Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage.com Which Music Festivals Are You Going To In 2018? Female Artists Top The Lineup For Outside Lands 2018 Global Citizen Festival Announces All-Star Lineup Dirtybird Campout East: 2018 Lineup Announced Email The National’s Matt BerningerPhoto: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images London’s Brand New Music Fest: All Points East The KillersPhoto: Steven Lawton/Getty Images Festival Lineup For Electric Forest 2018 Prev Next Lineup Unveiled For ULTRA 2018’s RESISTANCE Stages Martin GarrixPhoto: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images Who’s Helping Celebrate The National’s Homecoming? Mavis StaplesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Facebook Armin Van BuurenPhoto: El Pics/Getty Images Pharrell Williams and Green Day’s Billie Joe ArmstrongPhotos: WireImage.com Jack WhitePhoto: Yui Mok – PA Images/Getty Images Jack WhitePhoto: Yui Mok – PA Images/Getty Images Rocklahoma 2018: Have You Seen The Lineup? Kygo at Electric Forest 2014Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Pharrell Williams and Green Day’s Billie Joe ArmstrongPhotos: WireImage.com Lineup Unveiled For ULTRA 2018’s RESISTANCE Stages Babymetal’s Su-metal and MoametalPhoto: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images Lineup Unveiled For ULTRA 2018’s RESISTANCE Stages Paramore Announce Lineup For Parahoy! Cruise Music Festivals 2018: Big Ears Experimental Fest Keith UrbanDia Dipasupil/Getty Images Keith Urban To Perform At SXSW 2018 Who’s Playing At The 2018 ROTR Festival? Keith Urban To Perform At SXSW 2018 Anoushka ShankarPhoto: Raajessh Kashyap/Hindustan Times/Getty Images Jack WhitePhoto: Yui Mok – PA Images/Getty Images FischerspoonerPhoto: Steve Mack/Getty Imageslast_img read more