Ceres-Negros aims to keep unbeaten run

first_imgMOST READ Boeung Ket has won just one out of its four matches, its only victory coming against Singapore’s Home United, 3-2, at home on March 6.The Busmen can clinch top spot in the group with a win coupled by a loss or a draw for Singapore’s Home United against Shan United of Myanmar.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 crown Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC PHNOM PENH—Reigning Asean zone champion Ceres-Negros aims to continue its unbeaten streak in the AFC Cup as it clashes with a Boeung Ket squad looking to avenge a heavy defeat at Olympic Stadium here on Wednesday night.The Busmen, on top of Group F with 10 points from four matches, can move a step closer of sealing a place in the zonal semifinals with another victory in the 6:30 p.m. match (7:30 p.m. in Manila) against the Cambodians, whom they drubbed, 9-0, at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod in February.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Chinese clobber Malditas LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

Read More… on Ceres-Negros aims to keep unbeaten run

Tied up: Giannis’ tip-in lifts Bucks over Celtics in Game 4

first_imgHe just couldn’t hold off Antetokounmpo on the other end for the decisive tip-in.The disappointing end for the Celtics overshadowed their spirited rally from a 65-45 deficit. Play got chippy and the Celtics limited the Bucks’ transition game.They came up one basket short at the end.Antetokounmpo “made a great tip-in and he was battling for the ball. That’s what great players do,” coach Brad Stevens said.Both teams traded clutch buckets down the stretch.After Tatum’s long jumper, Brogdon hit a transition 3 from the corner for a 102-100 lead with 33 seconds left. Al Horford followed with two foul shots to tie the game at 102 with 29 seconds remaining.They couldn’t send the game into overtime. Morris bent over in frustration near the Boston bench after his fadeaway hit the rim.“We got the look we wanted … It’s a shot that (Morris) can make 10 out of 10 times,” Brown said. “It didn’t go in tonight. So Game 5, keep moving forward.”TIP INSCeltics: Stevens kept his starting five intact after the team never recovered from a disastrous first quarter in Game 3. Stevens said he would likely only make a switch for matchup purposes. … Boston ended with a 43-36 edge on the boards. … Morris finished with 13 points and shot 4 of 14. 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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Romeo on dribbling violations: Ref officiated from another planet before Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including tipping in the go-ahead basket with 5 seconds left, and the Bucks held on for a 104-102 win to tie their first-round playoff series at two games apiece.Boston’s Marcus Morris missed a 14-footer at the buzzer with Khris Middleton’s hand in his face to seal a nail-biting win for the Bucks.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 crownSeconds earlier, the 6-foot-11 Antetokounmpo jumped and reached up with his left arm around Boston’s Jayson Tatum to put back Malcolm Brogdon’s missed layup for the game-winner.“It’s a heck of play,” coach Joe Prunty said. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UP NEXTGame 5 is Tuesday at the TD Garden in Boston.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bucks: Starting C John Henson missed a second straight game with a sore back. … The Bucks went with the same starting five as Game 3, with Zeller replacing Henson and Brogdon starting for Tony Snell. … Jabari Parker led a vigorous effort off the bench with 16 points and seven rebounds. Backup C Thon Maker blocked five shots and played most of the fourth quarter.OFF THE BENCHThe Bucks’ reinvigorated bench outscored the Celtics’ reserves 31-15. Parker, in particular, gave the team a lift in the first half with perhaps his best defensive play of the year after forcing turnovers on two straight Boston possessions at one point.QUOTABLE“We played great in the second half. We played great in the first six minutes of the game. The 18 minutes that ended the first half were not good. They had a lot to do with that.” — Stevens.BLOCK PARTYThe Bucks set a franchise playoff high with 14 blocks, eclipsing the previous high of 13 set in Game 3. The 7-foot-1 Maker has turned into disruptive presence after playing sparingly in the first two games. He’s getting extended minutes because Henson’s injury.“Thon is playing extremely assertive. The blocked shots are going to stand out because that’s something somebody can see on the stat sheet,” Prunty said.STAT LINESBrown picked up the second 30-point game of the postseason after scoring just one 30-point game in the regular season. He was 13 of 24 from the field but 2 of 10 from the 3-point arc. … The Bucks shot at least 52 percent from the field for the third straight game. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — After losing a 20-point lead to the Boston Celtics, the Milwaukee Bucks were determined not to lose another playoff game.Leave it to All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo to come up with a big play in the final seconds on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Game 5 is Tuesday night in Boston.Antetokounmpo added seven rebounds and five assists, while Middleton scored 23 points. The Bucks’ two best players were clutch in the closing seconds of a tense victory, another sign of maturity for the one of the league’s up-and-coming teams.“One of the most important things that we can carry from this game moving forward is that we stayed disciplined and we trusted one another,” Antetokounmpo said.It could just as easily have fallen apart for Milwaukee after losing a 20-point lead with 7:37 left in the third quarter.Jaylen Brown had 34 points for the Celtics, while Tatum added 21. Tatum’s 18-footer with 52 seconds left gave the Celtics a brief 100-99 lead.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Read More… on Tied up: Giannis’ tip-in lifts Bucks over Celtics in Game 4

Batang Gilas struggles in 2nd half, loses big to France

first_imgAfter settling for a slim 38-32 halftime lead, France came out firing in the third quarter, outscoring the Philippines, 35-13.The fancied French, led by European sensation Killian Hayes, remained relentless in the final frame, where they limited the Filipinos to just nine points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments SPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFrance had five players scoring in double figures. Malcolm Cazalan had 18 points, Matthieu Gauzin added 16 while Hayes and Theo Maledon tallied 14 each. Timothe Crusol chipped in 11.Carl Tamayo was the lone bright spot for the Philippines, notching a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown But even Tamayo wasn’t exempted from Batang Gilas’ offensive woes as the forward went 5-of-18 from the field.The Philippines shot 32 percent from the field and had 21 turnovers.Taking care of the ball has been one of Batang Gilas’ early problems in the tournament. The team turned the ball over 28 times in a 97-75 loss to Croatia on Sunday.Kai Sotto, who posted 23 points and 12 rebounds against Croatia, was limited to just seven points and six rebounds.Sotto and company hope to bounce back and get their first win on Wednesday against host Argentina.ADVERTISEMENT LABron: James agrees to 4-year deal with Lakers 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 Photo from Fiba.comBatang Gilas took another crushing loss, this time at the hands of European champion France, 95-54, in the Fiba U17 World Cup early Monday morning in Argentina.The Filipinos stayed within reach in the first two quarters but it was an entirely different story in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihancenter_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

Read More… on Batang Gilas struggles in 2nd half, loses big to France

Cold-shooting Philippines turns to defense in win over Qatar

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 “Mentally, everybody was just pushing hard on defense and everybody felt that. Anybody who comes off the bench and will not not put out that same effort would feel ashamed of himself because he sees that all of his teammates were pushing hard,” Guiao said.“So that’s the mental perspective of everybody that if I have to play for my teammate and I have to play for my country, I cannot put out 99 percent, I have to put out more than 100 percent.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Philippines’ Gabe Norwood, right, gives Qatar’s Momar Talla Gueye little room to operate. Photo from Fiba.comAfter another rough shooting night, the Philippines found that its best offensive weapon was its defense.The Filipinos’ offensive struggles continued on Monday, four nights after firing blanks in a loss to Iran.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Only this time, they pulled out the stops to complete a big turnaround and beat Qatar despite making only three out of their 32 tries beyond-the-arc.“The big difference was these guys really wanted to win and they showed that by the kind of defense that they played. It’s really a commitment to defend,” national team head coach Yeng Guiao said after a 92-81 win played closed-door at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: Philippines bounces back, pulls way in 4th to beat Qatar“It is almost impossible to sustain a 54-percent three-point shooting percentage if you play good defense,” Guiao, whose squad trailed by as much as 17, added.  Philippines bounces back, pulls away in 4th to beat Qatar Guiao was on point.With the Nationals applying a smothering pressure defense from 94 feet in the second half, the Qataris ended up missing all of their nine attempts from the three-point area after going 7-of-13 in the first two quarters.The Philippines’ unrelenting defense in the last two quarters also forced Qatar to commit nine turnovers, eight of which off steals.“We really committed ourselves to playing defense in the third quarter. We had a couple steals leading to easy baskets that gave us confidence,” said big man Beau Belga, who did a little bit of everything collecting 11 points, six rebounds, three assists, a steal and three blocks, in Filipino.Guiao felt his players’ mindset changed at halftime where Qatar took a 52-39 lead.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Read More… on Cold-shooting Philippines turns to defense in win over Qatar

Denden Lazaro adds depth to already-stacked Petron roster

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Collegiate stars, former pros suit up in Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 MANILA, Philippines—There’s no stopping Petron from beefing up its defense of the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Fresh from winning the All-Filipino Conference, the Blaze Spikers added national team libero Denden Lazaro to their loaded roster ahead of the Grand Prix.According to reports, Petron got hold of Lazaro’s signature after the defensive stalwart finished her two-year contract with former club Cocolife.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Denden is a person of high character and a consummate pro. She proved that she could still play at a high level after helping us reach the semifinals in the Grand Prix. So with a heavy heart we announce her transfer to a new club,” said Cocolife team manager Joshua Ylaya in a statement.“We wish her well in her quest for her first PSL crown.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Lazaro, who started practicing with Petron on Monday, helped the Asset Managers to several playoff appearances but the team never found the strength to threaten the likes of Petron and F2—two teams who won five combined titles in 2017 and 2018,The former Ateneo Lady Eagle is expected to fill the role of Buding Duremdes, who will now return to Far Eastern University for the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament that will start in February.Lazaro joins a stacked team that features fellow Philippine internationals Mika Reyes, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Ces Molina, and Rhea Dimaculangan with Americans Stephanie Niemer and Katherine Bell serving as Petron’s reinforcements for the conference.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Read More… on Denden Lazaro adds depth to already-stacked Petron roster

Lady Chiefs complete three-peat, beat Lady Altas in 4 sets

first_imgNew 3-digit US suicide hotline number PLAY LIST 01:18New 3-digit US suicide hotline number02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “Our loss in Game 1, was big for us because we learned how to recover and realized the things that we still need to do,” Javier added.The Lady Chiefs have now won four titles in five seasons and they did it after going on a blistering run in the fourth set led by Arocha and Ebuen.“All of what we do is for the school. This trophy is for the school,” Javier said.Three-peat for Arellano University Lady Chiefs! #NCAAFinals pic.twitter.com/kCuwUpLDJX— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) February 12, 2019ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I have high respect for Perpetual because they really brought the best in us,” said Arellano head coach Obet Javier, whose squad came back in the championship series after dropping Game 1, in Filipino.Blood, sweat and tears all worth it for the Lady Chiefs as they celebrate their 3rd NCAA volleyball crown in a row. #NCAAFinals pic.twitter.com/trdOfmMj8kFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) February 12, 2019 Down 11-13, Arellano scored 11 unanswered points capped off by an Ebuen kill that took the fight out of Perpetual Help.Arocha, who took home the Finals MVP plum for the second consecutive time, fired a game-high 16 points, Princess Bello had 12 points and 18 digs while Ebuen added 11.Cindy Imbo paced the Lady Altas with 12 points in her final collegiate game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano University completed a three-peat after rolling past University of Perpetual Help, 22-25, 25-15, 25-18, 25-18, in the rubber match of NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball Finals Tuesday before a raucous crowd at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Reigning MVP Nicole Ebuen and Regine Arocha led the way for the Lady Chiefs, who foiled the Lady Altas’ bid to sweep this year’s volleyball tournament after ruling the men’s and juniors’ divisions.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Kawhi Leonard banks in winning basket as Raptors edge Nets Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzerslast_img read more

Read More… on Lady Chiefs complete three-peat, beat Lady Altas in 4 sets

PUL Voters Trashed Gender Balance

first_imgThe Press Union of Liberia (PUL) on Monday conducted its leadership elections with no women representation in the leadership structure.Members of the PUL elected Kamara A. Kamara and Jallah Grayfield as president and vice respectively while D. Kaiheneh Sengbe and Daniel Nyankonah were elected Secretary and deputy. These elections bring to the fore, the many years of women’s under-representation in the media-related organizations, leaving many of that class, disenchanted.Most of the female journalists greeted the results of the elections with anger and frustration knowing that their voices will probably not be heard during decision-making since their representative, and the only female candidate in the elections, Siatta Scott-Johnson, failed to collect the votes required.The females under the banner, Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FEJAL), heavily supported Madam Scott-Johnson but could not convince majority of their male counterparts to cast ballots for Siatta, who was defeated by Mr. Jallah Grayfield.Immediately after the results were announced, the women folded their hands in sadness and some openly vented out their anger by shouting, “Selfish and wicked men. Why you men are so disappointing and evil.”“This is our last time participating in any PUL election,” some were heard saying.“You men think we are good to be in the back and not in decision-making positions, but never will this happen again,” another of their group threatened.FEJAL members, including Estelle Liberty and Torwon S. Browne Tuesday, 10 December declared at a media gathering that they (females) will resist most decisions at the Union. They, however, did not specify the decisions that would be resisted by them.Media watchers observed that since the Union’s activities and fundings come from donors, how to present an all-male PUL leadership remains a challenge in a world driven by gender-equity.Since organizations like IREX, USAID and OSIWA believe in female participation at all levels, the successful operations of this new leadership for the next three years remains doubtful to many media developers across the country.Jallah Grayfield succeeds Melissa Chea-Anna, a female, who served the Union during the later days of her tenure, from the United States.   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Read More… on PUL Voters Trashed Gender Balance

‘Our Strategies Worked Perfectly against Kotoko’ – BYC Coach

first_imgLiberian club, Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) who played Kotoko in last Sunday’s CAF Champions League at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium came to Ghana to defend. They lost 2-1 but that was nothing disappointing.That was the impression given by the technical handler, Robert Lartey at a post-match press conference. According to the coach, theirs was to avoid going down and even if they were to go down, their expectation was that it shouldn’t be by a bigger score line.Kwabena Adusei neatly converted a penalty in the 39th minute to put Kotoko 1-0 ahead while Isaac Pupo with a well taken free kick in front of the goal area canceled the lead in the 41st minute as his intelligent strike beat Kotoko’s defence and goalkeeper Soulama Abdoulaye.Kotoko piled intense heat on BYC a while longer and Seidu Bancey was fouled in the box by goalie Nathaniel Sherman in the 71st minute. It was a penalty. Again, Kwabena Adusei beautifully converted to give Kotoko the deserve 2-1 win.While Kotoko players rued their inability to win by a much bigger score line, their opponents were enthused with the outcome of the game. BYC players interestingly burst into joy.Together with their technical team members and officials from the VIP stand; they were seen applauding their efforts after proceedings ended.Their coach explained that the result in Kumasi was good, promising that they would turn the tables when the return encounter is played in Monrovia this weekend.“In every game you play, you have to come with a strategy. Our strategy worked because needed a draw. Losing 2-1 to a big side like Kotoko isn’t bad. We are proud of that and we will go back to re-strategise for the second leg in Monrovia” said the visibly elated coach.Asked what he saw as Kotoko’s weaknesses, the coach politely decline comments giving the impression that saying anything would amount to arming Kotoko well ahead of the crucial second leg game. He said his side respected Kotoko and knew that they could be in trouble if they had taken things for granted.“We have a young team. We couldn’t open the game because Kotoko could punish us. We stuck to our tactics. Our tactics worked. Immediately Kotoko scored, we opened up and I am saying that our best game comes in attacking. We will go back and re-strategize for the return game”.In a match that saw two penalties being awarded to Kotoko, some journalists were of the view that the referee was unfair to BYC.Coach Robert Lartey however disagreed as he stated that they were comfortable with refereeing.“We have no problem with the referee. We respect his decisions. That is why when Kotoko scored, we took the ball to the centre line” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Read More… on ‘Our Strategies Worked Perfectly against Kotoko’ – BYC Coach

Rights Group Alleges Abuse in Lofa Prison

first_imgA Local Human Rights Monitoring Group has raised alarm over conditions in one of the prisons in northern Liberia, Lofa County to be precise, alleging that it is “appalling” and that they were  investigating allegations of overcrowding and abuse.“It is a national problem,” Losene B. Fofana, head of Human Rights Monitor for Lofa County told his colleagues when he presented the plight of human rights abuses in his County.He released the reports recently at the opening of two-day Regional Planning and Strategy Meetings between human rights monitors of Bong and Lofa Counties.The meeting was under the theme, “Renewing the Social Contract: Strengthening the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in Liberia.”The gathering, held in Gbarnga, the capital city of Bong County was organized by Rights and Rice Foundation, a local social justice advocacy group and Search of Common Ground, with funding from the European Union (EU).In his presentation, Fofana informed the gathering that Lofa County, one of the largest counties in Liberia, has only one prison facility.“Everywhere in Lofa,” Fofana said, “inmates are suffering, because there is only a single prison compound in the area. It was built to accommodate 40 prisoners, but it is now hosting over 100.  The prison yard is congested. The nature of where they sleep, the atmosphere is not conducive. They don’t have even a blanket to lie on.”He asserted that if a prisoner were to die in the Lofa cell, it could be regarded as thought government actively abused or neglected them.“The condition of dehumanization of the human person in the prison will make him die,” Fofana maintained.Another reason of the inmates crowding the prisons, he said, are detainees waiting months or even years for trials.Giving situation reports on the legal system in the county, Fofana said Judges, including Magistrates, were receiving money with the intent of compromising human rights abuse cases in the county. “The way they dispense justice in Lofa is quite slow. And at times, you tend to find out that only a single case can be dispose of during a court’s term of 42 days.”“Even, if you were to file a complaint to the court, you would bear all of the expenditures, including transporting court’s officers or police officers. You have to buy food for them and then pay the arresting fees among others,” Fofana’s report further alleged.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Read More… on Rights Group Alleges Abuse in Lofa Prison

How the DPP will act will be of great interest

first_imgDear Editor,The report from the State-owned newspaper on April 20, 2018, that an unnamed “legal luminary” thinks that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has the power to discontinue the private criminal charges filed on April 19, 2018 against Minister Lawrence and Minister Norton must be viewed with some misgiving.The charges that were reported are not light charges. In fact, they are heavier than some of the other charges that have been the day’s news on the front pages of some of the newspapers in the past few months.How the DPP will act will be of great interest.It is not easily forgotten that the DPP is under pressure from political higher-ups. It is not easily forgotten that the DPP is under pressure because she has land in the Pradoville areas and this is part of another case brought by the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government. It is also not forgotten that the husband of the DPP has been on at least one foreign trip with President David Granger. A section of the media reported on May 19, 2017 reported that Moen ul Hack was with President David Granger at the Arabic-Islamic-American Summit in Saudi Arabia in his post as Director of Education at the Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana. It is also not forgotten that only the other day the Hack’s name was among the list of recipients of national awards.Importantly, for the most part, the DPP has acted professionally. But what seems like a clear instruction from this “legal luminary” used for the Guyana Chronicle’s article for the DPP to act in a certain manner is grounds for worry.The actions moving forward will tell the Guyanese people much about the state of play in Guyana under the APNU/AFC Government.Sincerely,Zeniah Talbotlast_img read more

Read More… on How the DPP will act will be of great interest