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  • All alone

    first_imgLATEST STORIES The Bolts have dropped their last four games in the season-ender after debuting with a 109-106 triumph over the Columbian Dyip.Coach Norman Black and the Bolts, losing finalists to the Gin Kings in this tournament’s last two editions, are coming off a stint in the Fiba Asia Champions Cup where they wound up fourth.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 ChrissEarlier, Henry Walker had a triple-double while Nard Pinto hit a triple late as Blackwater won again after a 99-93 squeaker over winless Rain or Shine.Walker recorded 14 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists while Pinto drained a three-pointer to clinch the game,97-92, with 17 seconds left. 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption FEU, UP hang tough Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Justin Brownlee vs Cliff Hodge–PBA ImagesTwo-time defending champion Barangay Ginebra remained alone on top after a 111-105 win over slumping Meralco in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday at City of Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna.Assured of a spot in the playoffs, the Gin Kings improved to 7-1 as they pursue a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil A free throw by Maverick Ahanmisi put the Elasto Painters to within four. They got possession back but Ahanmisi flubbed a three-point try.Pinto finished with 16 points and five rebounds.Three others scored in double digits for the Elite, who occupy solo second spot at 6-1.Mike DiGregorio tallied a team-high 17 points, Allein Maliksi had 13 and Paul Zamar, hero of a 94-91 win over Meralco on Wednesday, contributed 11 points.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

  • Liberia’s Seemingly Endless Plight

    first_imgThe deadly Ebola outbreak which began in Guinea, north of her border with Liberia, brought to light not only a fracturable nation that is barely picking up the pieces from decades of serious internal hostility but a forsaken society perforated by a century of poverty, disease, illiteracy and culture of breach of trust in Government.The former Grain Coast, renamed Liberia after her founding and independence –from the Latin word that means freedom, was sponsored in the early 19th century by a band of white American humanitarians. The images of torments and afflictions of African descendants enslaved in America appeared unbearable to them. In their view, the family of humanity that binds every human race had been dishonored. In response to such humanitarian shame, came a rescue mission to help Diasporas who wanted to return to their ancestors’ homeland.If their raw ambition was the courage that propelled these freed people of color to make the long journey back to Africa, the reasons that justified this pilgrimage appeared even more compelling. In their statement of belief, for instance, they explained that what they went through in the New World was compared to the hell in the spirit world. And that although some of them were blessed to be free in hell, while still in hell, their dream for equality and true freedom could not be fully exercised or realized in the land of enslavement.Thanks to President Lincoln who not only brought an end to the disease  for human chattel by another human in the New World but who also himself earlier realized the uncertain future for black people even in post slavery era. In one of his brain-storming debates, Lincoln appeared to recommend an uncompelled resettlement of all African Americans back to Africa where he reasoned, they would enjoy an uninterrupted equality in their ancestors’ homeland without the fear of being devalued.The noble quest for the formation of the first black civilization in West Africa was well underway precisely half a century before Lincoln’s emancipation for all slaves was realized in the Union. In Liberia’s Independence Declaration, she presented herself as a free society that had met the basic demands to be deserved the right to statehood, including the recognition and respect that came with it.Britain, the fading colonial hegemony at the time was quick to extend a hand of warm welcome to Liberia into the community of free nations. But the United States, an emerging hegemony, under whose bosom Liberia came to being, readily declined open support or recognition. The United States’ uninvolved or astringed relation with Liberia was a 19th century mindset held by European Americans and the rest of the colonial world  that black humans were incapable of self determination. What gave them such an idea was evident from how Africans lived in pre-historic Africa and what they discovered and saw, developed the concept of human possession, thereafter. But the central reasons that had caused Liberia to fall behind in every aspect of national progress, derived from her founders.After 1847, no importance was given to the concept of integration of all tribal communities under which the founders had curved out for themselves. This error became the first deadly virus that was planted in the foundation of Liberia. In Captivity, the founding fathers explained about the opprobrium inflicted to their existence in America. In freedom, they had not learned a lesson from a state of working under extreme duress. If they didn’t learn the blessing of compassion in captivity, it was difficult how they were in wait to share the blessing of their enlightenment amongst “uncultured” tribal countrymen. By the same token, physical and mental detention by force in America didn’t allow them the privilege to toy with the sense of self-reliance or self determination. The result was setting themselves up for failure –an inherent pitfall that led to three major outcries for change in Liberia –civil disobedience demonstration of 1979, Coup d’ tat in 1980 and a bloody Civil War, starting from 1989. The Americo-Liberians’, as they are passionately referred to in Liberia, ran aground the dreams and aspirations of a successful statehood. It literally collapsed under the preference for class discrimination in Liberia. They failed to guarantee social justice and equality for all Liberians. The once lost African race that had traveled thousands of miles to regain its rightful homeland had returned to become the masters.For nearly over a century and a half, the settlers in Liberia exploited their indigenous Liberians. They conspired with foreign investors to exploit and explore the abundant natural wealth of Liberia and ignored even the very basic human necessities –education, shelter, and a good health delivery system that is currently at the center of this Ebola outbreak. Greater infrastructural development never had the chance to beautify the great former Grain Coast.Instead, the country’s ruling class established fat foreign bank accounts abroad, in particular, America where they banked almost all their savings they had embezzled from the public coffer. They sent their relatives and associates to the United States and Great Britain for better education and left their nation’s scholarly and cultural sectors literally underfunded. Our founders saw the former Grain Coast, the land that nurtured them back to human restoration, only as a vacation hangout, and America as their loyal homeland. This is why Liberia is still underdeveloped, undernourished and poverty-stricken after a century and a half. They never outlived their infatuation about America because they had already been programmed to act and be American.Their reunion with their ancestors’ homeland had become meaningless. Between Liberia and America, African Americans in Liberia were neither here, nor there. They, indeed, had developed the problem of identity. Can history blame them? The answer is no, because of what our people went through in America for centuries. But if history seeks to exonerate them, then the reasons that inspired some of our lost race in America to make such historic voyage back to Africa was in vain.As Liberians hope for the best in their time of national tragedy and prepare for the worst in the wake of the Ebola outbreak, America and the world are watching with concern once again. But behind that concern is an injured society and people being paraded on the world stage in shame as infected patients and death from the Ebola epidemic take their toll weekly –including scenery in Monrovia of public squalors and tenement housing of the worst type, displayed on the world news in America, Europe and Asia Thanks largely to the Americans in Liberia who were there when the virus broke out. What is different this time as Liberians jostled for cover from this most recent national tragedy is that the contagious nature of this virus and the speed at which it is spreading, has alarmed not only the world of an Ebola ravaged Liberia but has embarrassed the privileged few and officials who often flee for cover in the face of national emergency. This time around, this segment of society is forced to remain and bear the nightmare with average Liberians who are often the victims of national humiliation throughout history. If a century and half of government by a few, a decade of government by militarism, a decade of a vile cruel civil war and an Ebola ravaged Liberia are not enough, what will it take to inspire a sense of national pride and citizenship  in Liberians everywhere? Andrew Kofi Robinson is a Liberian political writer residing in the United States and author of “Republican Bigotry Towards Obama in America.” he can be reached at Ak610robinson@gmail.com or 706 267 4053.                                          Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Cummings Breaks Ground for US$50K Clinic in Nimba

    first_imgMr. Cummings interacts with children at the groundbreaking event.Alexander B. Cummings, political leader of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC), over the weekend broke ground for the construction of a 15 bed room community clinic in Neigbien Town, a suburb of Ganta in Nimba County.The clinic, according to an ANC release, is one of the projects the party’s representative aspirant Lawrence Sua promised the people of the district before the October polls.Alvin Legay, Neigbien Town Chief, and several other speakers at the occasion wholeheartedly welcomed the initiative. Several of them said since Nimba got its county status in 1964 such a huge philanthropic effort such as the construction of clinic has not been sponsored solely by a private citizen.George Domah, Bain Paramount Chief, appreciated the development project, and thanked Mr. Cummings for his help to the people of Nimba.Mr. Cummings was recently named standard bearer of the ANC following a county-by-county national primary.Cummings, a businessman and philanthropist, served most recently as executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Coca-Cola’s African operations before announcing his run for president of Liberia in 2015.He was educated at Cuttington University, then Cuttington College near Suakoko, in Gbarnga, Bong County before furthering his studies at the Northern Illinois University, USA, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics. He earned an MBA in Finance from Clark Atlanta University.During his tenure at Coca-Cola he created the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, and subsequently founded his family’s Cummings Africa Foundation, through which he has funded over US$1 million in humanitarian projects in Liberia, the press release stated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Tottenham transfer news: ‘Impossible to replace’ starlet has got ‘everything’, says boss

    first_imgNew Tottenham signing Dele Alli is an ‘exceptional talent’ who has everything it takes to succeed at the top level, his manager Karl Robinson has told talkSPORT.The exciting 18-year-old joins Spurs from MK Dons but will move back to Stadium mk on loan for the rest of the season as the League One side look to earn promotion to the Championship.And Robinson, who has nurtured Alli since his breakthrough into the first-team, was gushing in his praise of the starlet.Speaking to Drivetime, he said: “The kid is an exceptional talent. It will be impossible for us to replace a player of that quality.“[The Premier League] is where he wants to be. When you look at what he’s done for us, he’s got 12 goals from open play this season with seven assists on top of that, his record speaks for itself. He wants to play at the highest level.“What he has achieved at such a young age is incredible, although it is only at League One level. I think we need let him make the next step up before we can make a more calculated decision of where he can go from here.“When you look at players who have come down to this level and tried to do similar at the same age – he’s blown them all out of the water.“He’s got everything. He’s six foot two. He’s got tremendous energy. He can tackle. He can score goals. He’s the all-round midfield player and you don’t see many of them about anymore. You see a lot who want to sit in front of the back four and dictate the play from deep. You see the ones who want to play as a No. 10 but he can do both sides of the game and that’s the exciting thing about him.“You know what, off the pitch he’s a diamond as well. He’s a great kid. He deserves all the success he’s going to get.”last_img read more

  • Exclusive – Kiely: West Brom star Berahino must deliver to back up own hype

    first_imgFormer West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Dean Kiely has claimed Saido Berahino must back up his own hype by delivering on a regular basis.The 21-year-old has netted 14 times for the Baggies this season, but suggested his burgeoning career may lie elsewhere next season after revealing he hopes to move “on to bigger things”.Liverpool and Tottenham have been linked with a move for Berahino’s services, but Kiely warned the England under-21 international is not the “finished article”.“It’s ok saying it, but you’ve got to deliver,” Kiely told talkSPORT’s Weekend Sports Breakfast. “He’s obviously had a good start to date.“I heard [Tottenham manager Mauricio] Pochettino talk about [Harry] Kane and in my time at the club, Alan Irvine, Steve Clark, Roy Hodgson all said Saido would progress into a very good player but it’s all about learning and getting better.“There is always the thing with young English strikers that they’re not the finished article. They show that they could be in and around the England squad and set the Premier League alight for a long, long time.“Certainly for Saido, there are little issues that you read about and you sort of sigh a little bit. Monday to Friday is about training and about getting better. Saturday and Sunday is game time so go and score the goals and that’s the only way your stock value increases.”And Kiely added that the role of social media within football means matters can no longer be kept private in a club’s dressing room, after Berahino surprised his club with his comments.“When I played if anyone got big for their boots then nobody would see it on Twitter 30 seconds later,” he added.“It always stayed in house; it always stayed in the dressing room and got sorted out.“It’s very open in everyone’s faces and everyone can have an opinion on it. But certainly the responsibility lies with the player.”last_img read more

  • ‘CHEEKY CHARLIE’ ADMITS HE IS PLANE MAD!

    first_imgWhen caretaker Charlie Kane says jump, it’s usually the pupils of Glenswilly National School who follow orders.Charlie Kane is taking a 10,000 ft leap of faith!But in a few short weeks, the much-loved school-caretaker will be the one taking the leap of faith.That’s because Charlie, along with teachers Andrew Burns and Martin Greene have agreed to take part in a charity parachute jump. The three amigos are undertaking the task to raise funds for their school and for the Donegal Hospice.The jump takes place on Saturday, May 18th and the sponsorship cards are literally (pardon the pun) flying out the door.Cheeky Charlie is taking all the fuss in his stride despite his 10,000 ft jump.“Sure there’s only one way down,” Charlie told Donegal Daily. Mr Burns and Mr Greene are believed to be already taking survival lessons in case they come down in enemy territory anywhere north of Churchill!Anybody looking to sponsor the lads or take a sponsorship card can contact Charlie directly on 086 3891846 or Glenswilly NS on 07491 37342.Now there’s only only thing to say to the lads – break a leg!Mr Burns, Charlie, Mr Greene, members of the parents committee and pupils‘CHEEKY CHARLIE’ ADMITS HE IS PLANE MAD! was last modified: March 13th, 2013 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:ANDREW BURNSCharlie KaneGlenswilly NSMartin Greeneparachute jumplast_img read more

  • Stats reveal the correct result of every Premier League gameweek six fixture

    first_img predicted Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Elsewhere, there were wins for Arsenal and Manchester City, while Wolves and Fulham came from behind to nick points off Manchester United and Watford respectively.It was, as always, a thrilling weekend of top flight action, but were the results backed up by the performances?‘Expected goals’ is a statistic used to work out how many goals should be scored in a match, with every shot taken given an ‘expected goal’ value based on the difficulty of the attempt. whoops gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City latest tense Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT revealed 5 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won changes 5 Leicester vs HuddersfieldReal score: 3-1xG score: 1.8-0.7Cardiff vs Manchester CityReal score: 0-5xG score: 0.1-3.3Brighton vs TottenhamReal score: 1-2xG score: 0.8-2.1 Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are flying high at the top of the league silverware Most read in Premier Leaguecenter_img REVEALED Harry Kane returned to the scoresheet by converting a penalty Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Should a team end with a higher xG than actual goals scored, it is probable they were wasteful in front of goal due to poor finishing or an in-form opposition goalkeeper. If the real goals scored is higher than the xG, the team may have been lucky to score so many in that match, or come up against a poor defence.So, how did every team perform compared to their xG in the sixth round of Premier League matches? Find out below thanks to shot-based expected goals statistics from FiveThirtyEight.com…Fulham vs WatfordReal score: 1-1xG score: 1.5-1.6Liverpool vs SouthamptonReal score: 3-0xG score: 1.7-0.4 Based on a number of factors including distance from goal, type of shot and number of defenders, the ‘expected goal’ value reveals the likelihood a specific shot will end in a goal; the higher the value, the more likely a goal should be scored from that shot.The ‘expected goal’ value of every shot in a game is used to calculate the ‘expected goals’ of a match. Click here to find out more about the calculations used to work out xG. Mo Salah rediscovered his scoring boots on Saturday Manchester United vs WolvesReal score: 1-1xG score: 0.6-1.2Burnley vs BournemouthReal score: 4-0xG score: 2.3-1.1Crystal Palace vs NewcastleReal score: 0-0xG score: 1.0-0.3 Martin Dubravka put in a solid performance to keep Crystal Palace at bay 5 SORRY Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Joao Moutinho scored a fine equaliser as Wolves held Man United at Old Trafford The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 5 Another week of Premier League football has been and gone, and Liverpool remain the only team with a 100 per cent record.The Reds made light work of Southampton to continue their perfect start to the season, with Chelsea dropping points at West Ham to fall behind Jurgen Klopp’s side in the title race. 5 West Ham vs ChelseaReal score: 0-0xG score: 0.8-1.7Arsenal vs EvertonReal score: 2-0xG score: 0.9-1.0last_img read more

  • REVEALED: MAN COLLECTING MONEY FOR ANIMAL CHARITY IS LEGITIMATE

    first_imgGARDAÍ investigating claims that a Donegal man collecting for animal charities was not legitimate have given him the all-clear.Friends say the charity worker was “gutted” after reports questioning his motives.Charities who receive money from him also say he works very well for them. One report had called his work in towns and villages in south and west Donegal ‘bogus’.“You couldn’t meet a nicer man and for one news report to say he was bogus was devastating for him,” said one friend.“He’s absolutely gutted by that.”A number of Facebook posts also questioned his motives. The friend added: “He’s asked a solicitor friend to get in touch with various people to have comments and reports removed.” REVEALED: MAN COLLECTING MONEY FOR ANIMAL CHARITY IS LEGITIMATE was last modified: June 16th, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

  • Paul Morrison Celebration of Life Information

    first_imgPrint Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – A Celebration of the Life of Paul Morrison will be held Wednesday, Dec 6, at 11 a.m. in the Knapp Center on the campus of Drake University. The celebration is open to the public.The Knapp Center will open at 9 a.m. and those attending should enter through the Knapp Center main entrance located on Forest Avenue. The Celebration will be streamed online live via live.drake.eduFree public parking will be available in the parking lots surrounding the Knapp Center, including Lots 1 and 2 on a first come first served basis. Those with an ADA parking pass may park in Lot 10.Following the Celebration of Life, the funeral procession will circle the Drake campus via Paul F. Morrison Way at 2 p.m. en route to a public burial with military honors at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.A visitation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 4-7 p.m. at Dunn’s Funeral Home (2121 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312).Paul Morrison, who earlier this year celebrated his 100th birthday, passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, in Des Moines.last_img read more

  • Napoleon nets 1,000th point

    first_imgThere have been many reasons to cheer the Eureka High girls basketball team’s start to its 2018 campaign — two tournament championships, an 8-2 overall record and a defense which has been suffocating on most occasions — but on Wednesday night the attendees at Jay Willard Gymnasium were cheering during a ceremony for senior Makaila Napoleon, who on Dec. 8 scored her 1,000th point for the Loggers.Napoleon, who has been a fixture on Eureka’s varsity team since her freshman year, notched her …last_img read more