James Yap says Ginebra fun to beat: ‘So many people will hate you’

first_imgThroughout his career, James Yap has always been a poster boy.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “Whenever you face Ginebra, you always go up against six people and that includes the fans,” said Yap in Filipino Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena after Rain or Shine sunk Globalport, 103-97, in the quarterfinals rubber match.“I think I’ve said this before, Ginebra is so fun to beat because there are so many people who will hate you.”Yap is no stranger to breaking the hearts of the Ginebra fateful. He did that several times in the past including two playoff series in the 2012 Commissioner’s Cup and 2014 Philippine Cup where Purefoods ended up taking the championship.This time, however, Yap is carrying a new team for the first time in the semifinals and he is still excited to face his old nemesis in the playoffs.“So it will be love, love, love for me and coach Caloy [Garcia] because this will be the first time for us,” said Yap who had a season-high 27 points in the game against the Batang Pier. “I’m sure coach Caloy is happy, and so am because we’re in the semifinals because when I got here the farthest we’ve come is the quarterfinals.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next He was the undisputed face of the PBA in the early part of his career, winning two MVPs in 2006 and 2010 as part of the Purefood franchise.And even when he was traded to Rain or Shine in 2016, he remains a presence in the league despite his diminished role.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’This positive notoriety that Yap has built in his 14-year career has always made him a crowd darling, but that doesn’t mean he will hesitate to play the role of the villain.The Elasto Painters are set to face Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, arguably the most loved franchise in the PBA, in the Commissioner’s Cup semifinals and Yap is ready to wear his cloak of antagonism. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 MOST READ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The heavyweight battler bringing back ‘the old Pacquiao’ View commentslast_img read more

Over $42,000 raised in support of United Way Northern B.C. at Annual Fire Truck Pull

first_imgAlso a big contributor to the fundraising efforts were Shell Canada V-Power as they tallied over $11,000 for the cause. The organization also had the best time for the truck pull, even beating the Fort St. John Fire Department, completing the 50 foot pull in 11.84 seconds. United Way Northern B.C. serves an area that covers approximately two-thirds of the province, working with partners to provide solutions to social issues like poverty and health. Niki Hedges, Community Development and Campaign Coordinator for United Way Northern B.C. goes into more specifics at to what the money raised will assist with.“They’ll go towards projects that have been identified in the community where the service gaps are. These funds will go into not for profit charities, or organizations,” she says. “It’s really meeting an identified need for a program that is going to impact the most amount of people, and make a big difference in the community.”Hedges continues by saying that Fort St. John is a special place where people always come together and do a lot of positive things for fundraising efforts.- Advertisement -“Fort St. John is one of the most unique communities that I serve in the north east region. It’s one of the only communities that really comes together in this magnitude,” she explains. “The atmosphere and the spirit is absolutely superb, it’s second and none. For me, I look forward to this every year because it has to be the most fun, electric event. The atmosphere is amazing.”Easily the biggest contributor for the cause this year was Progress Energy as they raised $27,570. Hedges says they played a huge part in helping double the amount raised from last year.“It’s amazing. Every year more and more funds are raised. Progress Energy and some of the other corporations really put a lot of spirit into raising funds,” she continues. “I want to say a really huge thank you to the teams that participated, and having raised such a large sum of money, we’ve doubled what we’ve raised last year.”Advertisementlast_img read more