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Balkman looking forward to face off with ‘brother’ Brownlee

first_imgLATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brownlee had just been brought back by the Gin Kings before the All-Star break following a 1-3 start and his return couldn’t have been more timely as they go up against Balkman and the Beermen, who finally looked like their old dominant selves after going on a 15-0 run late in the game to roll past the Phoenix Fuel Masters.The win was only San Miguel’s first in four games and the Beermen hope it’s the spark they’ve been waiting for heading into a big game against the Kings.The game promises to be a good one and Balkman vows he and Brownlee are going to put on a show.“We’re going to put on a show. We’re going to give the fans a great show on Sunday.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ It was almost only a month ago when Renaldo Balkman and Justin Brownlee won a championship together after leading Alab Pilipinas to the ABL title.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The two will share the court again on Sunday but this time, they will be on opposing ends of the floor with San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra meeting for the first time in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“That’s my brother man. We [were] in the trenches about a month ago now [we’re] playing head to head,” Balkman told reporters on Wednesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAlthough the matchup between the two imports adds an interesting narrative to what is already a keenly-awaited showdown of powerhouse teams and their giant centers, Balkman said he’s treating the duel the same way he approaches every other game.“It’s just like any other game. [I’m going to] prepare the same way I prepare for every game. May the best man win,” Balkman said. A weird night at Oracle, where the Warriors got every break Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterAustralia’s travel interests have shifted significantly toward visits to Iceland, which have increased 26% in the first semester of 2017 compared to the same period of 2016**.With the best season to see the popular Northern Lights beginning in September until March, it is now the best time to go to Iceland. Here are the top things to do while in Iceland that travellers cannot miss.See the lights before they dimThe Aurora Borealis is, without a doubt, Iceland´s top attraction and the world’s most famous true-light display of nature. Travellers can book a tour on TripAdvisor to admire the polar lights, such as the Unleash Iceland tour, for around 154€, including transportation, guide, an Icelandic meal, cocktails and a visit to Raufarhólshellir Lava Tube Cave.Skyr – a culture part of Iceland’s cultureA visit to Skyr Factory is a must for any traveller wanting to discover the flavours of Iceland. Skyr is a unique Icelandic yoghurt and on tour, you’ll even sample Icelandic delicacies given a modern twist and sip an exclusive Skyr cocktail. The Golden Circle Gourmet Food tasting tour for 225€ is a good option, where guests will be able to enjoy a farm-to-table meal of fresh dairy, meats, and fish at a local farm, visiting greenhouses, a classic Nordic turf house to feast on regional specialties like dried fish, smoked lamb and rhubarb pancakes, and making scenic stops at Thingvellir National Park and the thundering Gullfoss waterfall.Cruise and have a whale good timeIceland is one of the few places in the world where visitors can admire Minke and Humpback whales, as well as other local residents, like white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and puffins. Some boat cruises combine visits to other important attractions, like a Whale Watching Cruise, including a visit to Blue Lagoon Spa, bookable on TripAdvisor for 223€, or a Whale Watching tour including Gullfoss and Geysir Express Tour from Reykjavik, for 188€.Horse around like a warriorEmbark on a great northern adventure with a ride on an Icelandic horse, the same breed imported by Vikings in the 9th century and closely related to ones that were ridden by Norse warriors. Guests can feel like a true explorer as they cross the remote landscape, taking in views of icy peaks in the distance. On these Viking Horse-riding tours tours, guests can also have your choice of additional visits, like the Viking Horse-riding and visit to the Blue Lagoon, for 226€, or the Viking Horse-Riding and Gulfoss and Geysir Express Tour from Reykjavik, for 190€.Drink like an IcelanderGet a taste of Iceland at the country’s oldest brewery, the Olgerdin Brewery, where visitors can also take in fascinating tales of Iceland’s quirky drinking culture. You can visit the brewery on its own, purchasing a Beer Tasting at Olgerdin Brewery from Reykjavik tour for 65€ on TripAdvisor, or as part of a jam-packed tour including visits to UNESCO-listed Thingvellir Park and see Lake Thingvallavatn, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area, for 127€.Get a dose of adrenaline in the coldFor those who enjoy sports and outdoors activities, Iceland is a definite winner to get your thrill on. From kayaking, to snowmobiling, snorkelling, hiking and ice climbing, or white water rafting, there is an activity of choice for all adrenaline junkies out there. Most of these tours visit emblematic Icelandic treasures like Thingvellir National Park, Gulfoss waterfall, the Gjábakkahellir cave, Silfra or Solheimajokull Glacier.Go beyond the WallIceland is one of the most popular filming locations of this popular TV show, where places like Vik have seen increases in searches on TripAdvisor of up to 1300% from the end of 2012 until the beginning of 2016. In fact, the Game of Thrones Filming Locations Tour From Reykjavik, bookable on TripAdvisor for 105€, is the second most booked Game of Thrones tour in the world. Travellers can see where the White Walkers roamed in Thingvellir National Park, the waterfall Þórufoss, where a local goat was attacked by one of Daenerys‘ dragons, or Almannagjá Gorge in Thingvellir, used to film scenes depicting the Bloody Gate of the Eyrie.**According to TripAdvisor traffic dataGo back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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