Batang Pier brace for series vs Kings

first_imgAfter winning out in a classic encounter for the right to bring up the tail of the playoff field, GlobalPort is bracing for a series against what its coach said is the best team in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Terrence Romeo drained a tough triple with 8.1 seconds left  that helped key the Batang Pier’s 107-106 nipping of Alaska at Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday night for the last quarterfinal slot as GlobalPort gears up for the series of its life against top-ranked Barangay Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds LATEST STORIES “We surprised a lot of people,” GlobalPort coach Franz Pumaren said after the gripping win that saw the best of Terrence Romeo at the clutch. ”Justin Harper finished with 32 points and Romeo capped a 26-point night with that dagger triple over Kevin Racal’s pressure defense for 106-104, a sequence of greatness that Pumaren later said typified how thick-faced Romeo is.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“You have to give credit to the guy (Romeo), he was willing to take that shot. In short, makapal talaga ang mukha niya,” Pumaren said in jest of Romeo, who made three of his six triples inside the last five minutes.  “It takes a great player willing to take that shot.”Corey Jefferson fired 32 points and had 16 rebounds in Alaska’s eighth straight loss, which ruined Calvin Abueva’s career-high 31 points on top of  13 rebounds. 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 “Ginebra is really peaking at the right time,” Pumaren said of his opponent at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, the first of two games the Batang Pier need to win to march on to the Final Four. “It will be a tough series for us, we’re playing the best team [in the conference] that’s on a streak.”The loss meant that Alaska will be missing the playoffs for the first time under Alex Compton’s watch that dates back to the last eight conferences, where the Aces finished runner-up four times. It  will also be the first time that Alaska failed to make it past the eliminations in  14 conferences.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View comments MOST READ Venus Williams loses in 4th round at French Open Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Dec 5 Baker Institute conference to weigh future of US energy resources

first_imgAddThis Share12/2/2011David Ruth713-348-6327druth@rice.eduFranz Brotzen713-348-6775franz.brotzen@rice.eduThe Energy Forum at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy will hold a workshop Dec. 5 to discuss the National Petroleum Council’s recent report on recommendations for market potential and sustainable development of North American energy resources.Who: Four members of the National Petroleum Council study team: Clay Bretches, vice president for E&P Services and Minerals at Anadarko; Christopher Conoscenti, executive director of energy investment banking at J.P. Morgan Securities; Andrew Slaughter, business environment manager for Upstream Americas at Shell Exploration & Production Co.; and Christopher Smith, deputy assistant secretary for oil and natural gas at the U.S. Department of Energy.What: Conference on “Prudent Development: Realizing the Potential of North America’s Abundant Natural Gas and Oil Resources.”When: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5.Where: Rice University, Baker Hall’s Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.In September the National Petroleum Council released an 18-month study of North American natural gas and oil resources that represents “a comprehensive and candid view” of the nation’s energy future. The report, “Prudent Development: Realizing the Potential of North America’s Abundant Natural Gas and Oil Resources,” said “significant technology advances have unlocked abundant natural gas and oil resources,” but the potential benefits “can only be realized if developed prudently.” The study provides recommendations for the market potential and sustainable development of this resource.At the Dec. 5 workshop, key study leaders will present the report’s findings viewed through economic, environmental and national security lenses.The Baker Institute’s Energy Forum organized the workshop in conjunction with theUnited States Association for Energy Economics and the U.S. Department of Energy.Admission to the event is by invitation only but open to members of the news media. It will be webcast at of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to David Ruth at or 713-348-6327.last_img read more