MOST READ “Finally. We really need to win this game because we’re in a slump,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria.“The team is relieved because we cannot afford to have three straight losses. It’s very crucial for us and I’m happy for the players because they showed their energy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendBridgeman, who scored only two points in his PBA debut in a loss to Alaska on Saturday, didn’t have anything to show for the second consecutive game but four points on 2-of-9 shooting from the field, four rebounds and two turnovers in a little over 15 minutes of action.Fortunately for the Beermen, they have an All-Star local cast with Ross, Marcio Lassiter, Arwind Santos and June Mar Fajardo sharing much of the offensive load. Lassiter had 22 points, Santos added 18 while Fajardo posted a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds.J’Nathan Bullock collected 22 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists for the Elasto Painters, whose winning streak ended at three games.Both the Beermen and the Painters have 4-3 slates.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winning start It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESSan Miguel Beer stopped a two-game slide with a 103-96 win over Rain or Shine in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Chris Ross helped the Beermen buck another meager performance by Terik Bridgeman with a conference-high 27 points on 5-of-8 shooting from long range.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Break new ground OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Perkins leads NLEX-SCTEX team in Merlion Cup View comments
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — To date there’s little evidence that the cooler temperatures yesterday and today have done anything to relieve the current Peace Region wildfire situation.On the first three days of May, the local airport weather station posted highs of 23.1, 28.1, and 25.6 degrees. The last two established new local records.However, yesterday was considerably cooler with a high of 16 point three, and the forecast suggests today will be much the same.- Advertisement -Still, for firefighters, the west wind and lack of moisture remain a troublesome combination.Environment Canada put the peak wind gust yesterday at 63 kilometres per hour and has issued a forecast today calling for only a slight improvement at around 40 kilometres per hour.In addition, the first four days of the month have produced only a trace of rain and while the revised forecast is now calling for some weekend showers Environment Canada meteorologist Lisa Caldwell told us earlier this week, don’t expect them to amount to very much.Advertisement What the area could really use in terms of precipitation is what we got on this day last year, which was 0.4 millimetres of rain and a May 5 record of 14.6 centimetres of snow, resulting in a new precipitation record of 15 millimetres.Instead, what we have is Minister of Forest, Lands and Natural Resources Steve Thomson hoping along with many others, that what we’ve experienced in this area in the past two and half weeks, isn’t an indicator of what lies ahead for rest of the B.C. wildfire season.Locally there’s plenty of historical data to prove that point, and one only has to go back five years for a classic example.In 2011, after posting 12.8 millimetres of precipitation in May, the airport weather station recorded 176.5 in June, and then 144.9 in July.Advertisement So with that in mind, farmers, ranchers and fire-fighters move forward hoping to on the one hand to seed crops that get enough moisture to grow, and on the other hand, to get the upper the hand, on fires that are growing far too quickly.