San Sebastian forces three-way tie for last Final 4 berth

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Bryant sends out powerful message to Hayward about resilience Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny The Scores:SAN SEBASTIAN 80 – Ilagan 23, Calisaan 21, Bulanadi 9, Calma 6, Costelo 6, Capobres 5, David 4, Navarro 2, Mercado 2, Gayosa 2, Baetiong 0, Valdez 0.PERPETUAL 60 – Ylagan 16, Eze 12, Sadiwa 11, Coronel 10, Pido 8, Dagangon 3, Tamayo 0, Yuhico 0, Mangalino 0, Clemente 0, Casas 0.Quarters: 22-14, 40-28, 58-42, 80-60. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian fought for its life and forced a three-way tie for fourth place with an 80-60 victory over Perpetual in the final elimination game of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Golden Stags closed their schedule with back-to-back wins as they evened their standing at 9-9 to end their assignment on level with Letran and Arellano.ADVERTISEMENT They will get a bye in the fourth place-playoff as they await the victor of the knockout game between the Knights and the Chiefs on Friday.“I think this is the fruit of the boys’ labor. At least, we made it here,” quipped coach Egay Macaraya.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRK Ilagan went 5-of-9 from threes to lead San Sebastian with 23 points and five rebounds, while Michael Calisaan churned out a double-double with his 21 markers and 10 boards.Allyn Bulanadi also fired nine points for the Golden Stags. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Macaraya expressed his optimism with San Sebastian’s chances in the stepladder semis.“The pressure is there, but I guess it’s a good learning experience for the players. Hopefully, we can overcome all concerns and play well in the playoffs.”The Golden Stags started hot off the gates as they established an early 22-18 first quarter advantage and kept Perpetual in check all game long, taking a lead as high as 25 points, 80-55, late in the game.GJ Ylagan fired 16 points in his swansong for Perpetual, as it finished the season on an eight-game losing streak to fall to ninth at 4-14.Prince Eze also had 12 markers and 10 rebounds, while graduating guard Flash Sadiwa had 11 in the defeat. ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Footballers against Ebola Stigma

first_imgIt was described as one of the greatest soccer games since the era of George Weah XI and many soccer analysts admitted at the end of the grueling 90 minutes that it was a game that could not have happened at anytime in Liberia’s history.The two teams, Ebola Survivors FC and United against Ebola Stigma FC were determined to settle the question as to who was superior in the declining period of the Ebola virus disease and how to welcome survivors into their communities without discrimination.The game, held at the national stadium brought thousands of spectators to the field. Several of those that attended the game admitted that they had not visited a local stadium for many years, and what they witnessed was one of the greatest local soccer games in living memory.Supported by the Liberia Football Association and the Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation, (SDC), the match, a week before the game, created so much excitement in the city that there were reports of confusion among a segment of soccer fans whose expectation had built so high.So it was no surprise that the local stadium was divided between the two teams for their moral support. There were several side attractions, notably the Small Town International Cultural Troupe, blasting several revolutionary songs.The stadium erupted into thunderous cheers, when the cultural troupe rendered two popular songs: the ‘Ebola U Cannot Divide Us,’ and ‘All Ebola Survivors Are Welcome home,’ where several fans, particularly the women, began to dance and shake their ‘wukus’ to thunderous cheers.The two teams arrived on the field and went through official inspections, with LFA vice president for administration, Musa Shannon introduced to the two teams. On his entourage were former midfield maestro, Kelvin Sebwe, Chris Wreh, Oliver Makor, LFA scribe Alphonso Armah, amputee soccer boss Cooper M. Gotteh, Survivors Network boss Patrick Farley and Darciba Christian of SDC.“What is at stake is the No Ebola Stigma Trophy,” Shannon told the two captains, “we are here to unite all our people, including those who have survived the Ebola virus disease.” Both captains nodded their heads in appreciation.Four match officials from the Liberia Referees Association, (LIFRA), held a brief conference with both teams and explained that “No player will be allowed to engage in any form of discrimination, particularly since many players here have survived the Ebola virus disease.” The two teams took their respective positions thereafter and the linesman number one signaled that all was well for the go.Meanwhile, both fans increased their volume of songs encouraging their players singing when the center referee whistled for proceedings to begin. And like a see-saw battle the ball moved from one player to the other, and someone was heard saying, “Just like Barca and Real Madrid.” It was also the reminiscent of the days of James Salinsa Debbah, Kelvin Sebwe, Dionysius Sebwe, Oliver Makor, Chris Wreh and soccer legend George Oppong Weah when local soccer was attracted to thousands of followers.“When will this day come back,” was a question a broadcast journalists wondered, during the commentary, and a colleague simply shook his head in regret. “Maybe one day,” he said, with a smile. The next forty five minutes brought so much excitement to the fans that they could not stop cheering. Each of the team had leading players whose handling of the ball forced the crowd to yell for, “Goal,” each time the ball was outside the goal-area.Both teams came close to securing needed goals but each goalkeeper could not be intimidated to let the ball beat him into the net, which heightened tension in the game. But most of the memorable actions came in the final minutes of the second half, when Survivors’ George Weah, (real name Aaron Jones), pounced on a loose ball outside the 18-yard to dribble two on-rushing United defenders to slot the ball home for goal number one.With pressure still mounting and the game ticking to a close, a miss-directed pass from a Survivors’ defender fell before United’s strongman, inside left Salinsa, (real name Solomon Tah). United’s Salinsa forced his way into Survivors’ danger zone, and with a powerful shot pulled the equalizer in the 90th minute.And so when the game ended 1-1 and soccer fans rushed out of the stadium it was like Lone Star’s 2-0 victory over Ghana’s Black Stars, (in the 80s) when fans sang, “Oppong opened it,” and others replied, “Salinsa Closed it,” to end a match that brought all Liberians together to break the barrier that had initially barred Ebola survivors from mingling with others.“It was a wonderful match,” commented LFA’s Musa Shannon, “it means that the stigma against Ebola survivors can be won.” Radio commentators and television broadcasters carried the message that while Ebola is still real its numerous survivors should not be ostracized but must welcomed and reintegrated into the various communities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cartoon: June 13, 2016

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LBDI: ‘Sherman and Firm Did No Business Here’

first_imgTwo days after Judge Yamie Quiqui Gbeisay fined the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) US$300 for contempt over its “refusal” to submit the United States dollar accounts of Senator Varney Sherman of Grand Cape Mount County, accused in the Global Witness bribery scandal, the bank’s management has clarified that at no time did it willfully disobey the court’s mandate.The LBDI management said the court on May 20, 2016 asked the bank to provide the accounts, to which they replied within three days, informing the court that they were not in possession of any bank accounts for defendant Sherman and the Sherman and Sherman Law Firm.The bank’s management said that on December 22 last year, it was surprised when it received yet another summons from the court ordering it to produce bank transactions for 13 past and present government officials, including Senator Varney Sherman of Grand Cape Mount County, the law firm, Rep. Alex Tyler of Bomi County, Ernest C.B. Jones, Chris Onanuga and Sable Mining, a UK based mining company, all of whom were indicted by the government as a result of the Global Witness allegation. However, the Bank acknowledged that two new names were included in the December summons, namely: ECB Jones and Christopher Hayes Onanuga. Of the 13 listed, the bank said only five ever did business with the bank and, of the five, only two have active accounts with LBDI. They named the initial five as Senator Morris Saytumah, Rep. J. Alex Tyler, Rep. Henry Fahnbulleh, the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company’s (LPRC) Managing Director SumoKupee, and Richard Tolbert, former chairman of the National Investment Commission (NIC). The LBDI management said only Saytumah and Tolbert are the only two indictees presently doing business with the bank.“We received that summons on December 27, 2016 and submitted it to our legal counsel, the Cooper and Togba Law Firm,” the bank indicated“We were not aware of this because it went directly to the office of the bank’s law firm, and we thought that we were aware of that issue, until we got the writ of summons for contempt of court.“There has never been a point, when it is brought to our attention that we did not address. We have nothing to shield and nothing to hide,” the bank said, disclosing Tyler’s account with LBDI has been dormant for some time.The government had earlier claimed that the defendants used the bank accounts to transfer over US$950,000 as part of their efforts to bribe past and present officials to award the Wologizi Mountain in Lofa County to Sable Mining without going through the Public Procurement Concession Commission (PPCC) bidding processes and procedures, a claim the defendants have denied.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Police probing human skull discovered at Linden

first_imgA suspected human skull was on Thursday discovered at Wismar shore in Linden, Region Ten (Upper Demerara-Berbice) in the vicinity of the Mackenzie-Wismar Bridge.The suspected human skull found at Wismar, Linden shoreE Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander, Linden Lord related that the police received an anonymous call at about 13:00h on Thursday, indicating that there was what was suspected to be the skeletal remain at the location.Ranks, upon responding to report, went to the location where the skull was discovered with what appeared to be a crack on it.Lord indicated that Police then took possession of the skull after it was photographed.It was later transported to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) where it was reportedly shown to a doctor on duty. However, the Divisional Commander noted that it will be transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) since the doctor was unable to ascertain its gender. He further stated that contact has since been made with Government Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh, who has since requested that it be examined by him. The skull is presently at the Upper Demerara Hospital mortuary at Wismar, Linden and is expected to be examined by the State pathologist on Monday.last_img read more

Officers investigating second shooting incident at Marquis Centre apartments

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Encana reports US$245M Q1 loss on restructuring and unrealized hedging loss

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Encana Corp. reported a loss of US$245 million in its latest quarter as it was hit by restructuring costs and an unrealized hedging loss.The company, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, says the loss amounted to 20 cents per share for the quarter ended March 31.That compared with a profit of $151 million or 16 cents per share in the same quarter a year earlier.- Advertisement -Encana says its adjusted operating profit for the first quarter totalled $165 million or 14 cents per share, compared with an operating profit of $156 million or 16 cents per share a year ago when it had fewer shares outstanding.Analysts on average had expected a profit of eight cents per share for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.In its outlook, Encana reiterated its capital spending target of $2.7 billion to $2.9 billion and reaffirmed its production targets, including approximately 15 per cent liquids growth from its core growth assets.Advertisementlast_img read more

Sterling treble fires Man City to West Ham rout

first_imgAnd after Liverpool laid down an early marker with a 4-1 win against Norwich in the season’s opening game on Friday, the champions responded with a swaggering display of their own at the London Stadium.Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring to repay Guardiola’s faith after the City manager picked him instead of the club’s record goalscorer Sergio Aguero.Then Sterling took over, replicating his dynamic form of last season with a two classy finishes.Substitute Aguero bagged City’s fourth with a penalty after his first effort from the spot was saved, only for VAR to call for a retake after Lukasz Fabianski came off his line too soon.Sterling wrapped up his treble in the final moments as City showed they have no intention of conceding any early ground to European champions Liverpool, who finished just one point behind them last term.Guardiola had admitted before kick-off that City might have to do even better than last season to fend off Liverpool.This was the perfect start as City made it nine successive opening-day wins.City had won all four of their previous visits to the London Stadium by an aggregate score of 17-1, netting at least four goals in each match, and once again they ran riot at West Ham’s expense.Guardiola handed a first Premier League start to club-record signing Rodri and the Spain midfielder showed signs of nerves when he allowed Manuel Lanzini to rob him in his own penalty area.But it was a rare stumble from City’s impressive new boy and the champions were soon into their stride.Riyad Mahrez, surprisingly selected ahead of Bernardo Silva, produced City’s first menacing moment when the Algeria winger cut in from the right flank for a long-range strike that Fabianski pushed away.When City’s opening goal came in the 25th minute, it was the kind of incisive raid that has left so many opponents helpless over the last two years.– VAR intervenes –VAR is being used in the Premier League for the first time this season © AFP / Ian KINGTONMahrez slipped a perfectly-weighted pass to Kyle Walker and the right-back accelerated away from Aaron Cresswell.Walker whipped over a cross that deflected off West Ham defender Issa Diop into the path of Jesus and he instinctively turned the ball past Fabianski from close range.Jesus should have doubled City’s lead but he shot straight at Fabianski on the stroke of half-time.There was no need for City to rue that miss as they struck six minutes after the interval.Kevin De Bruyne was the catalyst, the Belgian midfielder showing what City missed during his long injury lay-offs last season as he left several West Ham players trailing in his wake before making a precise pass that set up Sterling’s clinical finish.City were denied a third goal when Jesus’s tap-in from Sterling’s cross became the first goal to be disallowed by VAR in the Premier League for an extremely marginal offside against the England winger.A brilliant double save from Ederson denied Javier Hernandez and Manuel Lanzini before Sterling put the result beyond doubt in the 75th minute.Mahrez clipped a pass to Sterling and he turned to loft a delicate chip over Fabianski, with City this time able to celebrate after another VAR review for offside.VAR is being used in the Premier League for the first time this season and its constant interruptions aided City in the 86th minute.Mahrez won a penalty after being fouled by Diop, but Aguero’s initial shot was saved by Fabianski before VAR called for a retake that the Argentine stroked home.Sterling sealed City’s five-star display in stoppage-time with a composed finish from Mahrez’s pass.0Shares0000(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling lifts the ball over Lukasz Fabianski to score their third goal at West Ham © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 10 – Manchester City made a flying start to their Premier League title defence as Raheem Sterling’s hat-trick inspired a 5-0 demolition of West Ham on Saturday.Pep Guardiola’s side are bidding to become just the second club in the Premier League era to win three successive titles.last_img read more

No rift with Manchester United legend, blasts angry Van Gaal

first_img Ryan Giggs and Louis van Gaal 1 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has responded angrily to reports of a fall-out with assistant Ryan Giggs.Giggs’ stony faced reaction to United’s winner at Newcastle on Wednesday night was in stark contrast to Van Gaal’s animated celebration and has sparked suggestions the former Red Devils star does not see eye-to-eye with the Dutchman.But Van Gaal did not take kindly to that claim when it was put him on Wednesday: “No. We have a very bad relationship. I cannot answer that. I want to have those rumours.”He then added: “I am very irritated at this question because everyone can see we have a very good relationship. We work very hard together. Not only with Ryan but with all the staff and the players. It is a way of suggesting things. I am very irritated. I take my measures against the media. I am not pleased.”last_img read more

With Wenger staying, Arsenal are 17/2 to win the title next season – Coral DD

first_imgCoral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Arsenal are set to announce on Wednesday that manager Arsene Wenger has agreed a new two-year contract.With Wenger staying, the Gunners are 10/11 to finish in the top four next season and 17/2 fifth favourites for the title.Arsenal are also reportedly keen on signing Riyad Mahrez this summer after the Algerian playmaker announced he wants to leave Leicester.But Monaco are the 5/4 favourites to land Mahrez, while Chelsea are next in the betting to be his next club at 7/2, with Arsenal 4/1 and Tottenham 8/1.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img