CEU halts Flying V’s perfect run, forces Game 3

first_imgMOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gab Banal, Aris Dionisio, and Eric Salamat all churned out 11 markers in the defeat.The Scores:CEU 93 – Ebondo 18, Aquino 18, Uri 15, Casiño 13, Jeruta 10, Manlangit 8, Wamar 7, Cruz 4, Arim 0, Baconcon 0.FLYING V 72 – Teng 13, Banal 11, Dionisio 11, Salamat 11, Torres 10, Cañada 8, Paredes 4, Tampus 3, Thiele 1, Austria 0, Koga 0.Quarters: 31-14, 58-35, 79-61, 93-72.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Macandili on facing powerhouse teams in AVC: ‘This is anybody’s game’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano CEU shot 10-of-22 from threewh ile also limiting Flying V to just 31-percent shooting from the field.The win kept the fourth-ranked Scorpions alive and forced a winner-take-all Game 3 slated on Thursday for the right to face Cignal HD in the Finals.“The pressure is on them,” said Garcia. “We didn’t really expect to make it here, but since we’re here, it’s not bad that we try to go for it.”It was a forgettable outing for leading MVP contender Jeron Teng, who played through a sprained left ankle in the first half before fouling out at the 7:21 mark of the fourth quarter.He finished with 13 points, on a 5-of-13 shooting from the field, on top of three rebounds, and two assists in the defeat to lead the Thunder.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Teen gunned down in Masbate Rod Ebondo. PBA IMAGESRefusing to go home, Centro Escolar University came out like a house on fire and burned Flying V’s dream of a perfect conference down with a 93-72 blowout Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig in their 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinals series.The Scorpions held the Thunder scoreless in the final 5:15 of the first quarter to turn a 14-12 deficit into a commanding 31-14 advantage.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend That choking defense continued in the second quarter, where CEU locked Flying V down to grab a lead as high as 23, 58-35, at halftime.Making true of his vow to force the equalizer, Rod Ebondo scattered 18 points, 26 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks to carry the mantle for the Scorpions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Art Aquino was also flawless from the field as he made all of his seven shots to pour 18 markers and seven boards, while Christian Uri had 15 points and four rebounds in the victory.“We didn’t focus much of our defense on Teng, but rather, our team defense. We followed our gameplan on defense and that made things easy on us on offense,” said coach Yong Garcia.last_img read more

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GVL Donates Scholarship Check to MOA Today

first_imgThe management of Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) said it will present its annual scholarship checks to the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) today. The check presentation ceremony, according to GVL, will take place in the Ministry’s conference room on Somalia Drive, outside Monrovia.To date, GVL said it has donated US$500,000 towards the scholarship fund. Today’s donation will bring the total scholarship funds donated by GVL to US$600,000. More than 1,000 individual scholarship packages have been distributed to deserving Liberian students, GVL said. The scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in five leading Liberian institutions, namely Tubman University, the University of Liberia, Cuttington University, the Booker Washington Institute, and United Methodist University.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Liberia Launches Campaign to Retrieve Stolen Artifacts

first_imgFront view of the renovated National MuseumCulture Minister Joyce Kenkpen has launched a campaign titled “Let’s Save our Museum,” aimed at reclaiming stolen Liberian artifacts and the voluntary donation of new ones from artists.Min. Kenkpen said the campaign comes at a time when the museum currently lacks enough artifacts for display, “therefore, there is an urgent need that Liberian artworks stolen during the civil war be collected, as well as the attraction of new ones.”She added that due to the fact that the museum is almost empty, they are finding it difficult to reopen it now that the museum has been renovated to a state-of-the-art structure.Culture Minister, Joyce Kenkpen“We don’t want to open a museum with just handful of artifacts on display. It will be bad and this will not attract the visitors we expect. We need to fill the three floors of the museum with requisite artifacts, and this is what this campaign is about.“The first tiers of the building contain memoirs of past presidents and cartographic materials related to Liberia’s cultural artifacts; and the second and third tiers of the museum that contain art galleries that illustrate Liberia’s artists does not have much pieces, and we need to fill them,” added Minister Joyce Kenkpen. The campaign, she stated, also includes rewards for those who willingly hand in any art piece.Erected in 1862, and once housing the House of Legislature and Supreme Court of Liberia, the Liberia National Museum, the 154-year old building, is a national heritage structure standing at the corner of Broad and Buchanan Streets. It is one of the few remaining landmark structures that represent Liberia during “normal days,” as well as possessing important historical and cultural artifacts good for education and research.Although the minister didn’t disclose the kinds of stolen artifacts the campaign will be focusing on, she said the heart of this vision is to collect half of the reported 5,800 pieces of arts and artifacts that were looted during the Liberian civil war from the museum, which now lies in American and European museums, and in the hands of private collectors in and out of Liberia.“Right now, we have written these museums we know have Liberia’s artworks about the need for them to return them. And the discussion is ongoing fruitfully. Private collectors have also been written and local artists had been asked to voluntarily donate new pieces as well,” she said.Meanwhile, the minister said the roof of the building, which used to leak so badly that several artifacts were damaged, has been changed, along with the broken wall running parallel to Buchanan Street. She added that the second and third tiers of the museum, which contain art galleries showcasing Liberian works of art, were badly damaged, but have now been transformed into modern structures.In addition, Min. Kenkpen said the lack of electricity and pipe-borne water that hampered the smooth operation of the museum for years has been resolved.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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No charges recommended against BHS teacher yet – DPP

first_img…says Chronicle article “totally false”The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on Wednesday denied that it had advised that criminal charges be instituted against embattled Bishops’ High School Teacher, Coen Jackson, who is at the centre of a sex scandal involving students at his school.Accused: Sir Cohen Jackson, former BHS teacherThe DPP’s Office in a statement said it has asked the Police to conduct further investigations into the matter. It labelled a Guyana Chronicle report as “totally, totally false” which reported that the DPP confirmed that charges would be laid after wrapping up investigations.The office said the file concerning the matter was returned since December 8, 2017, so that additional information relating to copies of birth certificates could be included. The DPP also wants statements from the counselling agency and the Teaching Service Commission.Jackson, a trained and qualified teacher, continues to deny accusations made by Government’s Cultural Policy Advisor, Ruel Johnson and his partner that she had an intimate relationship with Jackson while she had been a student at the Bishops’ High School.But Jackson says the accusations against him were concocted by Johnson who has a personal problem with him because he had been in contact with the young woman who is now 22 years old.last_img read more

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Jury empanelled for North Ruimveldt septuagenarian’s murder

first_imgA 12-member jury was on Monday empanelled for the murder trial of 75-year-old Joyce Lewis in the Georgetown High Court before Justice Navindra Singh.It is alleged that on March 26, 2014, Kevon Alfred, of Second Street, Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara (WCD), murdered Lewis at her Lot 3630 Christiani Street, North Ruimveldt home.The State’s case is being presented by Prosecutors Tiffini Lyken, Abigail Gibbs and Narissa Leander while Alfred is being represented by Attorney Stanley Moore. The State is expected to call several witnesses when the trial commences on Wednesday.Murdered: Joyce LewisAccording to reports, Lewis’s lifeless body was found in her home by Police and her sister, Veronica Deen, about 08:30h on the morning of March 26, sprawled on a bed with her underwear pulled to her ankles and dark marks around her neck.It was believed that the remigrant was strangled during an early morning robbery.Five months after Lewis was killed, Alfred was arrested and charged with the murder. Reports are that Alfred’s fingerprints were among several that detectives found in the slain woman’s home.It is believed that Alfred allegedly gained entry to Lewis’s house through a window at the back of the two-storey house. The window was broken and the grille barring entry to the home was clipped.The accused was committed to stand trial in the High Court on October 19, 2015 by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.During the Preliminary Inquiry (PI), 15 witnesses testified on behalf of the prosecution. Alfred was unrepresented throughout the PI despite being given time to source an attorney. He also refused, on several occasions, to sit in on the PI after claiming that Chief Magistrate McLennan was being unfair to him.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Photo saved as JoyceCaption:Carl Croker has the photos of Alfred (to come)last_img read more

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Teen nabbed with gun, ammo

first_imgAn 18-year-old Charlestown resident was on Wednesday afternoon nabbed in Albouystown, Georgetown with an unlicensed firearm.The gun which was found in the teen’s possessionReports are the teen, of Howes and Charles Streets, Charlestown, Georgetown, was seen by ranks on patrol acting in a suspicious manner.As such, he was stopped and searched. An unlicensed .32 pistol with a live round was found concealed in his crotch.He was taken into Police custody and was being processed for court.On Saturday last, ranks swooped down at Wild Lang Mission, Potaro, Essequibo and found concealed under a shed a single-barrel 12-gauge shotgun and a .38 revolver.Twenty-two live 12-gauge cartridges, 14 empty 12-gauge casings and a shotgun stock were also found.However, an arrest is yet to be made for that find.last_img read more

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Tottenham transfer blow: Strike target signs new deal

first_img Monaco star Anthony Martial 1 Tottenham Hotspur have seen their list of transfer targets reduced by one after Anthony Martial signed a new deal at Monaco.The French striker has been linked with a switch to White Hart Lane this summer as Mauricio Pochettino looks for a young and hungry forward to partner Harry Kane.But Martial will not be that man after the Ligue 1 side were able to tie him down to a new contract.The 19-year-old has signed a four-year deal and revealed his delight that Monaco had shown faith in him.“[I’m] very proud of this extension,” Martial said. “It was a great season last year.“I hope to make a good season and deliver on the trust given to me.”last_img read more

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‘They can’t complain about the refereeing in the last week!’ – Wenger bemoans Liverpool’s favourable refereeing decisions

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger has indicated that Monday night’s opponents Liverpool have hugely benefited from officiating decisions in the last week.The Reds were fortunate to beat Bournemouth 1-0 last week after Christian Benteke’s goal was allowed despite Philippe Coutinho interfering from an offside position.Brendan Rodgers’ side were also handed a lifeline after Aaron Ramsey’s goal was contentiously ruled out when he was level with the Reds’ defence during the 0-0 draw at the Emirates, and Wenger feels the referee got the decision wrong.“We scored a regular goal. It was difficult enough to beat Liverpool tonight,” said the Frenchman.“They [Liverpool] can’t complain about the refereeing in the last week.”Both sides were denied by the woodwork in an entertaining encounter and Wenger admits his defence weren’t up to standards in the absence of first choice centre-back partnership Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny.He added: “I don’t think Liverpool were dominant in the first half. I think we gave them chances and we weren’t defensively at a good level.”last_img read more

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Spoiling kids can spoil kids

first_imgThis holiday season, do your kids a favor: Restrain yourself when it comes to shopping. Find a balance between the Grinch and Santa gone wild. Giving your children too much hurts them over the long haul, says Jean Illsley Clarke, one of three co-authors of a book on the effects of overindulgence, “How Much is Enough?” (Marlowe and Co., $14.95, 2003). Here’s one way to tell you have overindulged your child: Instead of thanks, you get whining and demands for more. Overindulgence can appear to meet a child’s needs, but it does not. Overindulging is not just giving too many toys, the authors say. Parents also spoil kids by failing to set limits and not requiring chores. Children need adults who will say over the years, you have enough toys, you need to do certain chores. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champParents need to check their motives for giving too many gifts to their kids, say Les Parrott, a clinical psychologist, and his wife Leslie Parrott, a family therapist, the authors of “The Parent You Want to Be: Who You Are Matters More than What You Do,” (Zondervan, $19.99, 2007). The Parrotts offer these tips: Check your guilt: Parents often go overboard in gift-giving out of guilt for not giving the child more time. This is especially true after a divorce and the parents are trying to make up for the inevitable pain they’ve brought to their children. Get practical: Have your kids write a wish list and make priorities. Let them know that they are likely to receive two or three of their top choices. Be a good role model: Children learn from the examples that parents set. Consider ways to help your child see the value and joy in giving as well as receiving. The more your kids are spoiled, the less what you give them will be appreciated, according to Susan Newman, author of “The Book of NO: 250 Ways to Say It – and Mean It and Stop People-Pleasing Forever,” (McGraw Hill, $14.95, 2005). Newman’s tips for “deprogramming the spoiled child” include: Role modeling is key. If you tend to buy impulsively, your children will notice. Curb other relatives’ inclination to spoil your children. Avoid competitive gift-giving between parents who are divorced, so you don’t fall into the trap of trying to make up for the absent partner with gifts. Set limits on what you are willing to do or spend and factor in presents coming from others. Know your child’s passions and interests. By paying attention, you’ll be able to distinguish between when you’re being manipulated and when you’re being asked for something that will feed a genuine interest. With your child, hold an annual pre-holiday clean-out of toys and clothing to give away to charities in your area. Avoid excess. In giving to children, holiday splurging puts the emphasis in all the wrong places and encourages the spoiled child to want more. Can you help? Question: “My 8-year-old grandson wets himself during the day. It began when he was in kindergarten. We have tried all sorts of methods to help him overcome it. He doesn’t seem to care if he wets himself, and doesn’t change unless he is prompted to do so. He was fully potty-trained at 4. He can go dry for many days and suddenly it begins to be frequent again.” – A GRANDMOTHER IN OLYMPIA, WASH. Betsy Flagler, a journalist in Davidson, N.C., teaches preschool and has a teenage son. If you have tips or questions, please e-mail us at p2ptips@att.net or call Parent to Parent at 704-236-9510.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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BUSINESSMAN CALLS ON ARMY TO STOP PLAYING CARD-GAMES AND PATROL DONEGAL’S VILLAGES

first_imgA businessman leading the fightback against burglars has called for the army to “stop playing card-games” and patrol Donegal’s villages and towns to protect the elderly.Tony Morning says the army must be brought onto the streets of Donegal.Tony Morning is spearheading a campaign after the recent spate of aggravated burglaries in Manor, Carrigans, St Johnston, Raphoe and other places.More than 1,500 angry people attended a meeting where a €10,000 bounty was offered leading to the arrest of the thugs behind the robberies. Last night Mr Morning, from Manorcunningham, said the army must be told to stop playing ‘snap’ at Finner Camp army base and other army bases and protect their elderly neighbours.He stressed he has no issue with the army but his gripe rests with the Government’s inaction.“The Government must give the army permission to get out onto the streets and patrol Donegal’s villages and towns.“They must allow them out of the army base where they are playing games of ‘snap’ and ‘tig’. “I have nothing against the lads in the army – it’s the Government who need to get their act together.“I know the guys in the army would be more than happy to help protect their elderly neighbours but the order must come from the Government.“The Gardai don’t have the resources but the army do and the Government should be instructing them to do it,” he said.Mr Morning was speaking following yet another burglary locally.A 77 year old man was tied up and beaten when up to three raiders burst into his home just before 7pm last night. The gang robbed the man of €1,000 and also a legally-held shotgun on Station Road in Glenties.Mr Morning condemned the latest raid but said the community must “turn the screw” on burglars.“It is terrible that another elderly person has been preyed upon but we must continue to turn the screw on these people.“We must continue to look at every avenue of protection be that text alert or having alarms an sensors put in to as many homes as possible,” he said. BUSINESSMAN CALLS ON ARMY TO STOP PLAYING CARD-GAMES AND PATROL DONEGAL’S VILLAGES was last modified: February 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ArmyburglariesdonegalGovernmentpensionersTony Morninglast_img read more

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