Ginebra routs TNT in Game 1 of PBA semis

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Joe Devance scattered 19 markers, four boards, and three assists, while Slaughter collected 16 points, seven rebounds, five dimes, and four blocks off the bench in the win.Caguioa uncorked all of his 13 markers in the fourth quarter as three other players finished in double-digits for the Gin Kings.Game 2 is on Wednesday at Batangas City Coliseum in Batangas City, and Cone expects a much-prepared TNT squad for the tiff.“Game 2 is probably going to be pretty exciting. One way, we’re happy that we’re able to play like this because we’re able to beat them. On the other hand, we just filled their bag with a whole bunch of motivation going to Game 2,” Cone said.“There’s always positives and negatives to blowouts in a series. But we basically got done what we wanted to do today, in terms of getting the ball inside to Joe, Japeth (Aguilar), Justin, and Greg, and we also defended well.”ADVERTISEMENT It was a complete annihilation on the part of the Gin Kings, who controlled the boards, 54-42, and led by as much as 34 points, 113-79.Glen Rice Jr. paced TNT with 26 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and three steals, but committed seven turnovers.Jayson Castro chipped in 16 markers and seven dimes, while Roger Pogoy got 12 points and five boards in a losing effort.The scores:GINEBRA 121 – Brownlee 21, Devance 19, Slaughter 16, Caguioa 13, J. Aguilar 10, Cruz 10, Tenorio 10, Mercado 7, Thompson 7, Mariano 4, Taha 4, R. Aguilar 0, Helterbrand 0.TNT 94 – Rice 26, Castro 16, Pogoy 12, Tautuaa 7, Carey 6, Nuyles 6, Rosario 5, Williams 5, Semerad 5, Hernandez 3, Reyes 2, Chua 1, Golla 0, Lingganay 0, Seigle 0.Quarters: 31-22, 60-48, 95-75, 121-94.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESBarangay Ginebra displayed its full strength as it clobbered TNT, 121-94, to gain a 1-0 lead in their best-of-5 semifinals series in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Justin Brownlee opened the floodgates for the Gin Kings in the first quarter as he anchored a 14-2 blast to turn a 17-19 deficit into a 31-21 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Brownlee fired a team-high 21 points on an efficient 10-of-15 shooting clip on top of eight rebounds, five assists, and three steals.The 29-year-old forward, then, teamed up with Greg Slaughter to further pounce on the hapless KaTropa in the third quarter, before Mark Caguioa followed suit in the fourth period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“They beat us up in the eliminations, and we got them today,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone.The Kings got back at the KaTropa, who manhandled them,121-92, in the elimination round. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up 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 UAAP Starting 5: Week 4 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ How to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Rain or Shine dumps Phoenix for 2-2 record

first_img“I challenged them before the game that I want them to be a running team from the beginning,”said ROS head coach Caloy Garcia after his squad evened its record to 2-2.Ed Daquioag scored a game-high 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field in less than 22 minutes while James Yap broke out of his shooting slump and explode for 20 points, hitting eight of his 10 shots to lead the Elasto Painters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I think this is the best game I’ve seen him play,” Garcia said of Daquioag.Daquioag’s night though was cut short after hurting himself on a drive against Phoenix rookie Jason Perkins at the 7:33 mark of the third quarter. He also collected five rebounds and five assists. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense It was a dominant win for the Painters despite playing without their star center Raymond Almazan.Garcia said it was his decision not to play Almazan, who did not attend team practice the past couple of days.“Actually, after the loss against Global, [we got into a commotion] but I think everything’s good right now,” he revealed.Garcia said he called out Almazan after his poor outing in a 78-70 loss to GlobalPort on Friday.The Painters shot 55% from the field and had 31 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Matthew Wright and Jason Perkins paced the Fuel Masters (2-2) with 17 points apiece.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA now ‘letting players play’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Rain or Shine’s Eduard Daquioag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine raced to a commanding lead and never looked back en route to a 120-99 whipping of Phoenix in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Elasto Painters went on a 35-6 blast to take a 39-11 lead in the first quarter and extended it to as much as 39 points in the third period as the Fuel Masters just didn’t show up right from the opening tip.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 View commentslast_img read more

Pacquiao proves critics wrong; next fight still up in the air

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Australian conditioning coach Justin Fortune, meanwhile, expressed disgust over the senator’s detractors.“He restored his legacy with this fight, I mean there’s a lot of haters out there, like tons of them,” said Fortune the morning after the fight.Paul Supan of Jose Rizal University in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA),  who watched the fight live, said people need “to separate Pacquiao the boxer from Pacquiao the politician.”Supan came here with Arellano University’s Peter Cayco and Letran’s Fr. Vic Calvo as they felt it was Pacquiao’s last fight.“People were saying ‘Pacquiao is washed up, why is Pacquiao still fighting’ which are all ridiculous,” said Supan.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next While Pacquiao has not named who he would like to fight next, he said Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a welcome foe should the American come out of retirement for a rematch.Mayweather beat Pacquiao via unanimous decision in Las Vegas three years ago.“Mayweather? If he decides to go back to boxing then that is the time we are going to call the shots,” Pacquiao told reporters.“I have the belt, so it’s up to him. If he wants to come back, let’s do a second one,” he said.Three-weight world champion Terence Crawford is another possible money-spinning bout, as is a rematch with Horn, who wrested the WBO belt from Pacquiao a year ago.Crawford, now rated as the “best pound-for-pound fighter” in the world, has never fought outside of the US.   Pacquiao might be lured by a lucrative share of revenues.Veteran promoter Bob Arum has also talked up a super fight with his Top Rank stable’s three-belt lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, but that would necessitate Pacquaio dropping back from 147 to 140 or 135 pounds—weight divisions he has not fought at for 10 years.Legislative dutiesBut for now, the man who may run for President will return to his day job in the Senate where his inbox has been filling up while he was away.“There’s going to be a lot of work in the office,” he said with a grin.   —WITH A REPORT FROM AFP Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “My next fight, I want to defend my belt,” Pacquiao said.  “If boxing is not my passion, I would not fight again.”“It’s like I’m addicted to boxing and I really love to fight and bring honor to my country.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Pacquiao, his family and team arrived in General Santos City on Monday, a day after his seventh-round technical knockout victory over Lucas Matthysse for the World Boxing Association welterweight title at Axiata Arena here.Nonbelievers Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ Filipino athletes should also emulate Pacquiao, according to 1-Pacman Party-list Rep. Mikee Romero.“Our athletes in the coming Asian Games in Indonesia should know the true meaning of focus, sacrifice and discipline because these were ingredients used by Sen. Pacquiao to make a big comeback,” said Romero, listed as the richest member of Congress and one of several lawmakers who watched the fight live.Fortune, a former world heavyweight title contender, cited several great boxers with extended careers like Bernard Hopkins and George Foreman.“A lot of great champions proved it,” Fortune added.Fortune said he would love Pacquiao to bring his act to Wembley Stadium in London against Briton Amir Khan for his next fight.“If I had my way, you know, Wembley Stadium 100,000 people, come on, it’s Pacquiao,” said Fortune. “He (Pacquiao) brought 52,000 people in Brisbane, Australia, [in 2017], they’re for Pacquiao not for [Australian Jeff] Horn.”“English are great boxing fans, and they love, love, love Manny,” said Fortune of his ward who famously knocked out Briton Ricky Hatton in the second round of their 2009 bout.Former light welterweight champion Khan has long wanted a crack at Pacquiao and the pair agreed to fight in Dubai last year before the deal collapsed when investors failed to come up with the money in time.Khan’s speed and power could trouble Pacquiao but the Briton has suffered huge knockout defeats in the past at the hands of big punchers Danny Garcia and Saul “Canelo” Alvares.Who’s next? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines poses after defeating Lucas Matthysse of Argentina during their WBA World welterweight title bout in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. Pacquiao won the WBA welterweight world title after knocking out Matthysse on round seven. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)KUALA Lumpur—His strength emanates from the Supreme Being but all his achievements are the fruits of hard work and dedication to his sport.A reflective, somber Manny Pacquiao on Monday said the formula to his success is not really a secret even as he declared he will defend his welterweight belt even after he turns 40 years old in December.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scratchers find way back to top View commentslast_img read more

Fire returns inside Mourinho at Man United

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments In Monday’s news conference ahead of a Champions League match against Juventus, Mourinho didn’t like the questions he was getting so he decided to answer his own.“I don’t like this press conference,” he said, after rebuffing — or only giving short answers to — questions about Real Madrid’s current crisis, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez. “I think the press conference is going in other directions. So if it’s going in other directions, I also want to go in another direction.”He proceeded to return to Saturday’s melee at Stamford Bridge, which saw Mourinho react to the taunts of one of Chelsea’s backroom staff, Marco Ianni, after Chelsea’s late goal that secured a 2-2 draw. Mourinho leapt from his seat in the dugout and attempted to confront Ianni, only to be held back by security staff and members of his own coaching team.On Monday, the English Football Association said Mourinho had been “formally reminded of his responsibilities” in relation to Saturday’s incident. Ianni was charged with improper conduct.“I don’t think he deserves more than what he got,” Mourinho said, referring to Ianni. “He apologized to me, I accept his apologies. I think he deserves a second chance, I don’t think he deserves to be sacked.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho looks at his watch, during a training session at the Aon Training Complex, in Manchester, England, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Manchester United will play Juventus in a group stage Group H Champions League soccer match on Tuesday. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)MANCHESTER, England — The fire is back inside Jose Mourinho.Two weeks ago, the Manchester United manager was swearing in front of a television camera . Two days ago, he was involved in a touchline fracas at the end of a Premier League game. And on Monday, he was expressing a desire for a long stay at England’s biggest club.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “I’m happy to see my contract out to the very last day of that contract,” Mourinho said Monday, “and I would like to stay after my contract ends.”That Mourinho felt emboldened to talk about a long-term future at United is a sign he believes his position at Old Trafford is more secure after fevered speculation in recent weeks.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 ChrissSince the night at the start of this month when headlines emerged in a major British newspaper that Mourinho was about to be fired, United has come from two goals down to beat Newcastle 3-2 and then was only denied a win at Chelsea on Saturday after conceding a goal in the sixth minute of stoppage time.Mourinho is still under pressure but the crisis appears to have abated — for now. And some of his charisma and confidence is returning. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college And just like that, the agenda had changed. It was typical Mourinho.Lose to Juventus at Old Trafford on Tuesday, and the pressure could be back on Mourinho as United’s chances of advancing from its Champions League would be in the balance.After beating Young Boys, United drew 0-0 at home against Valencia and is two points behind Juventus in second place. After the back-to-back games against Juventus, United could soon find itself in third place.Returning to Old Trafford with Juventus is Ronaldo, who played for United from 2003-09 before moving to Real Madrid, where he played under Mourinho.“I thought Cristiano is in a level where he doesn’t need these questions and these answers,” Mourinho said, showing contempt at just being asked about Ronaldo’s greatness. “He is one of the best players of all time and nobody can tell different than that, he’s one of the best players of all time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Draymond Green: Banned Rockets-Lakers players got off lightly Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

Emotional Nadal recounts devastation caused by deadly floods

first_imgNadal, who is from Mallorca, knew some of the victims.“The mother and the son, I know them. They are cousins of one of my best friends. So I lived the situation from very inside and I really saw the drama of all these people looking for the kid,” Nadal said Sunday in Paris, his words measured and his voice tinged with grief. “That’s part of this life and is a very unlucky situation that is almost impossible to recover from.”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 ChrissSome parts of the island received up to 23 centimeters (nine inches) of rainfall in around four hours, more than one third of the area’s average annual amount.“The disaster has been just like 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) away from where I live. I was at home and the rain never stopped,” Nadal said. “It was terrible all the things that happened in the village next to my house, and not only one, a few villages — but especially Sant Llorenc.” A strong current of water and mud buried cars and pulled up trees on its way through the streets of the town of 8,000. Swamped streets and piles of overturned cars, some of them along the guardrails of a major road, were a common sight in Sant Llorenc. There were also victims in Arta, a nearby town, and in the coastal village of S’illot.Nadal described the huge sense of loss felt within the close-knit community.“If you were not there, you can’t imagine how the things were inside that village. I have a lot of family there in the village,” Nadal said. “The family from my mother, my grandmother, sisters and all the family from that side are from there. So I have a big connection with all of them.”Nadal helped residents to clear mud from their houses in Sant Llorenc and his tennis academy on the island offered shelter to people affected by the floods. He wants to continue offering his support. Nadal, who is making his comeback from a knee injury to play at the Paris Masters, said an exhibition event will be held in Mallorca in December to help the people of Sant Llorenc.“In some way, the only thing that we can do is just try to support them in terms of try to help them to recover all the things that they lost. (For) human losses, there’s nothing to do,” Nadal said. “We are trying to create something to (raise) some money for the people that lost everything in terms of material values, because people who lost life (there) is nothing to do. Things are so sad.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Red Sox pinch-hitters come up clutch again in World Series View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 file photo, Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal works with residents to clear the mud from their houses after flooding in Sant Llorenc, 60 kilometers (40 miles) east of Mallorca’s capital, Palma, Spain. Rafael Nadal spoke with emotion about the devastation caused by flooding on the Spanish island of Mallorca. A torrential rainstorm on Oct. 9 caused flash flooding that left a trail of piled vehicles and damaged infrastructure from surges of water and mud, killing 13 people. Nadal, who is from Mallorca, knew some of the victims and his eyes filled with sadness when recounting the events in Paris on Sunday, Oct. 28. (AP Photo/Francisco Ubilla, file)PARIS — His eyes saddened and his voice marked with pain, Rafael Nadal spoke about the devastation caused by the deadly flooding on the Spanish island of Mallorca.A torrential rainstorm on Oct. 9 caused flash flooding that left a trail of piled vehicles and damaged infrastructure from surges of water and mud, and killed 13 people. A vehicle carrying a 5-year-old boy and his mother was dragged away by a river of water and mud, claiming both of their lives.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

PH Azkals not taking Timor lightly

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? #KicksStalker: Air Jordan 11 ‘Concord’ returns in December Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “I hope that we play a good game,” he said. “We have to play good football, defend well and win the game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Just two weeks into the job, the Swede knows that his squad stacks up well against the best in the region, but that doesn’t mean Timor Leste—the lowest ranked team in the competition by Fifa at No. 191—can’t give the Azkals problems especially with their hopes of advancing to the next round on the line.“We can’t look past Timor Leste,” said the 70-year-old, whose team also has to face Thailand on Wednesday in Bacolod and Indonesia in Jakarta on Nov. 25. “We can’t look ahead to any match except for the one tomorrow. We know we can’t take this team lightly despite the fact that they’ve had a difficult start to the tournament.”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 ChrissThe Azkals opened the tournament with a 1-0 win over Singapore with Patrick Reichelt firing home the winner from close range in the 77th minute at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City on Tuesday.The new home-and-away format for the group stage has the Azkals playing against the Timorese side at Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium since Timor doesn’t have a suitable venue back home. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum KUALA LUMPUR—Philippines coach Sven-Goran Eriksson on Friday kept his team’s confidence in check as the Azkals brace for a stern test against winless Timor Leste in Group B of the AFF Suzuki Cup here.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES MOST READ Eriksson has ruled right-back Luke Woodland for the remainder of the tournament due to a foot injury, but left-back Daisuke Sato, who came off the bench against Singapore, is fit to start, which could mean Martin Steuble will now begin the game at right-back just like in the second half against the four-time champion Lions.“Luke is not available for the rest of the tournament,” Eriksson said. “He is out for, according to the doctors, a month.”The Azkals have beaten Timor three times in the competition, the most dramatic of which came 14 years ago when Chieffy Caligdong scored twice in stoppage time to snatch a 2-1 win over the tournament newcomers also here in Kuala Lumpur. The Timorese got off to a rough start with a 7-0 defeat to Thailand in Bangkok, before bowing to Indonesia, 3-1, in Jakarta on Tuesday.“They (Timor Leste) had a very, very difficult start to the tournament,” Eriksson said. “But in their second game against Indonesia, they did well and scored the first goal. So we have to pay attention. It’s a very important game for us. We started well in the tournament, good result and three points. We have to play very well.”And while Eriksson took delight over his team’s performance against Singapore, the well-traveled coach thinks they can still play better as the tournament progresses.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

Calvin Abueva ‘really motivated’ to steer Phoenix back into contender status

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ “It was the first time [since the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup] that this team entered the playoffs and we know we can return to that stage because we now have the experience that we can bring to the court,” said Abueva in Filipino after the team’s practice Friday at Upper Deck.“I’m still relatively new to the team so I’m just really motivated to help my teammates in any way,” added Abueva.The Beast, who’s a one-time champion with Alaska, is confident the Fuel Masters can make some noise in the Philippine Cup especially with the addition of four-time champion Alex Mallari and Dave Marcelo.Mallari was part of the San Mig Coffee team that won the 2014 Grand Slam and Marcelo was part of Ginebra’s title-winning roster in the 2016 Governors’ Cup.“Right now we’re getting ourselves in top condition and we’re fixing what needs to be fixed for the coming season,” said Abueva. “We also have new additions to the team and we’ll do whatever we can to help them get comfortable for the All-Filipino conference.”ADVERTISEMENT Phoenix was subpar during the first two conferences, failing to enter the playoffs of the Philippine and Commissioner’s Cups but Abueva’s arrival to the team via trade with Alaska immediately changed the Fuel Masters’ caliber.Abueva was stellar for the Fuel Masters in the Govenors’ Cup, putting up 15.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.3 blocks to help lead the team to an 8-3 record, its best finish in franchise history, for the second seed.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 ChrissThe Fuel Masters, however, faltered in the playoffs losing to Meralco in two games in the quarterfinals.Abueva said the loss was a valuable lesson for them and the experience alone would help them in the upcoming 2019 Philippine Cup. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew A piece of shrapnel behind Bubba Watson’s tears at the Ryder Cup Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MANILA, Philippines—Calvin Abueva is set to enter his first full season with Phoenix and he vowed to do everything in his power to help carry the team in the New Year.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Lifesavers stun HD Spikers; Power Hitters score

first_imgEugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying SEAG caging in small venue? SBP won’t take it sitting down Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Kanjana Kuthaisong and Kseniya Kocyigit presided over Generika-Ayala’s steady assault against Cignal, which failed to get its rhythm and slipped to 5-4.Fiola Ceballos also provided support, firing 14 points, matching the output of Kuthaisong. Kocyigit added 12.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsEarlier, PLDT hacked out a 25-16, 27-25, 22-25, 26-24 victory over a Foton team that still cannot catch a break this conference.Grace Lazard exploded with 25 points, while Kendra Dahlke added 18 for the Power Hitters, who improved to 5-4. Sasa Devanadera and Aiko Urdas contributed 12 and 11 points, respectively, for PLDT. LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief The Power Hitters celebrate after thwarting the Tornadoes —Sherwin VardeleonGenerika-Ayala scored a morale-boosting win over Cignal while PLDT Home Fibr subdued Foton on Thursday in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lifesavers needed just three sets to dispose of the HD Spikers, 25-17, 25-20, 25-22, and register their second victory in nine matches.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But, as always, PLDT coach Roger Gorayeb was hardly pleased by his charges’ performance.He was furious after the Power Hitters lost four match points in the fourth following a spate of errors.“Good thing they were able to recover. It’s good that they displayed composure and showed that they can recover from an ugly loss in the third set,” added Gorayeb.Foton slumped to its eighth straight defeat despite a new import, Milagros Collar, and the return of Dindin Manabat. Collar had 24 points, while fellow reinforcement Courtney Felinski had 16 for the Tornadoes.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Money Laundering: A Foe of the Financial System

first_imgDr. Buno Nduka, director of programs and projects of the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering, has described the act and terrorist financing as activities that undermine the stability and integrity of the financial system in West Africa.Dr. Nduka made the statement Tuesday, April 08, at a one-day financial sector executive officers dialogue meeting held in Monrovia.According to him, the dialogue was intended to provide a standards framework to act against criminals by clarifying and strengthening existing obligations and tackle the threat posed by ‘money laundering and terrorist financing’ in the sub region.He said, “As part of the global efforts to ensure that the financial system is not misused for the purpose of laundering proceeds of crimes; the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in February 2012, revised its standards to provide a stronger framework against criminals.”The GIABA programs, according to Director Nduka, are providing new ways to combat threats to the international financial system and have competent authorities with knowledge and experience to counter the evolving dangers posed by money laundering and terrorist financing.He explained that FATF recommendations two and 40 call for national cooperation and coordination as well as international cooperation amongst competent authorities. These authorities include regulatory institutions that ensure money laundering rings and terrorist financiers are effectively combated and shut down.He said that recommendations one and from 19 to 21 of GIABA documents specifically focus on money laundering and terrorist financing risk assessment, customer identification, record keeping and reporting suspicious transactions on financial institutions.“Money laundering and terrorist financing have adverse consequences on the financial system. They undermine the stability and integrity of the system and expose the system to reputational damage and legal risk. This reduces the contribution of the sector to economic development, while all the countries integrated into the international financial system become exposed to the risks of these crimes,” said Dr. Nduka.He moved on to recommendation 26, which requires regulatory authorities to undertake supervision of financial institutions under their purview for Anti-money Laundering (AML) CFT and the financial sector, which is central to the implementation of the AML/CFT standard in any country.He disclosed that the outcomes of GIABA’s first round of mutual evaluation of member states (MS) reveal a generally low performance by the financial sector. This is owed to several factors, including insufficient commitment on the part of the management of financial institutions in implementing AML/CFT standards.“The compliance status of the sector in relation to the implementation of AML/CFT standards has serious consequences on the integrity and stability of the sector, its role in economic development, and ultimately, the achievement of ECOWAS’ overall objectives,” he maintained.For his part, the Director for Regulation and Supervision of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Musa Kamara, on behalf of Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Deputy Governor for Administration, Charles E. Sirleaf, told GIABA members that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is fully committed to strengthening the AML/CFT of the country.Money LaunderingMoney Laundering is the process where the proceeds of crime are transformed into ostensibly legitimate money or other assets.However, in a number of legal and regulatory systems, the term money laundering has become mixed with other forms of financial crimes, and sometimes used more generally to include misuse of the financial system, including terrorist financing, tax evasion, and evading of international sanctions.  It is said that the term ‘money laundering’ was coined from the practice of the American mafia who, at one time, channelled the cash proceeds of their crimes through launderettes to legitimize the cash. Whether this is true or not, the term ‘money laundering’ is now widely used.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dr. Amos Sawyer Turns 70 on Monday

first_imgDr. Amos C. Sawyer, Chairman of the Governance Commission and former Chairman of the Interim Government of National Unity (IGNU), turns 70 on Monday, June 15.A 1966 graduate of the University of Liberia, Amos was awarded a fellowship to pursue graduate studies at Northwestern University, where he took the PhD degree in Political Science in 1973. He returned home and was later appointed dean of Liberia College, the UL’s Liberal Arts college, where as a Political Science teacher, he attracted one of the largest classes at the university. The administration, given the huge number of students in that class, was forced to transfer it to the UL auditorium. It was during has days as a UL professor that he joined Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh, Dr. H. Boima Fahnbulleh and Dew Tuan Wleh Mayson in founding the Movement for Justice in Africa (MOJA). MOJA and Baccus Mathews’s Progressive Alliance of Liberia (PAL) became the leading political activists of the 1970s. The two groups conscientized Liberian students and youth, enhanced their political awareness and sharpened their rhetoric for change in Liberia. By the end of the 1970s the time had come for change. President William R. Tolbert, Jr. himself tried to bring about some changes in the way the government did business, but was unable to convince his other stalwarts in the True Whig Party to follow him. During that period Liberia was still ruled as an oligarchy (government by the few). Baccus Matthews’ PAL, meanwhile, organized the April 14. 1979 demonstration to protest government’s alleged attempt to increase the price of rice, Liberia’s staple food. The government mishandled the protest. Despite pleadings to President Tolbert by the veteran teacher, constitutional analyst and pamphleteer Albert Porte, to “let the young people march—it is their constitutional right”—Tolbert and his Justice Minister Oliver Bright demanded that the march should be called off or, in the words of the hard line Justice Minister, Cllr. Bright, “we will shoot.” And shoot the government did as the demonstrators passed the Information Ministry en route to the Mansion. That led to pandemonium and turned the march into a full scale riot that shut down Monrovia for three days or more with widespread looting and burning throughout the city. Over 100 people were killed and government had to cough up US$100 million to compensate businesspeople who had lost so much during the looting and destruction. April 14 led to another Baccus Mathews protest in March 1980, when the PAL people, in the early night hours, marched to the Executive Mansion demanding the resignation of President Tolbert. Matthews and several of his followers were arrested and imprisoned in the Post Stockade, the government’s maximum security prison at the Barclay Training Center. The following month, on April 12, the coup d’etat occurred, when 17 young enlisted men, of the Armed Forces of Liberia, led by Master Sergeant Samuel K. Doe, stormed the Mansion and killed President Tolbert. Most government officials were arrested and imprisoned and on April 22, 13 of Tolbert’s top most officials were executed by firing squad at the BTC beach. Baccus Matthews and many of his fellow prisoners emerged from prison to occupy top positions in government, he as Foreign Minister. Sawyer, Tipoteh, Fahnbulleh, Dew Mayson and Matthews, who led the intellectual and political basis for the avalanche that was to come, will forever regret that despite all their thinking and action, they had made no plan for any eventuality. That is why the enlisted men, who now called themselves the People’s Redemption Council (PRC), did not seize power only, but seized the intellectuals, too, and made them do the young soldiers’ bidding. Not long after the coup, for example, Doe demanded that all Ministers of government become enlisted in the Armed Forces as uniformed majors. In 1982-83 Doe turned to Amos Sawyer to head the 25-person National Constitution Commission (NCC). The Commission worked around the clock and by 1983-84 they were ready with their draft, which they submitted to Doe. Doe lifted the ban on politics and several persons, including Amos Sawyer, announced that they intended to seek the Presidency. That infuriated Samuel Doe who himself had presidential ambition. Shortly following a trip to Germany, Doe had Sawyer arrested and imprisoned, accused of “a socialist plot.” That is when the students of the University of Liberia went on a strike, commenced a vociferous (loud, noisy) vigil at the UL gate demanding their beloved professor’s release or else they would not return to classes. Not long thereafter Doe went to the Capitol Building and demanded that the UL students “move or be removed.” Minutes later, Defense Minister Gray D. Allison, licking his mouth like a hungry lion, led a stream of blood thirsty soldiers to the UL campus, where they shot at, beat up, stripped naked many students and faculty and even committed rape. Doe later disbanded the entire UL administration, which was headed by a tough and forthright president, Dr. Mary Antoinette Brown Sherman. The coup, which was terribly mismanaged, led to the civil war. It was during the civil war, especially following the massacre at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on June 29, 1990—when over 600 people were brutally murdered by soldiers loyal to Samuel Doe—that the Mediation Committee of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) convened a meeting in Banjul, The Gambia. The meeting was called by the Committee’s Chairman, Gambia President Sir Dawda K. Jawara. That meeting, held August 6-7, took the momentous decision to send into Liberia ECOMOG, the ECOWAS peace keeping force, to stop the war. That meeting was followed in mid-September by the convening by President Jawara of an All Party Liberian Conference. It was at that conference that Amos C. Sawyer was elected Chairman of the Interim Government of National Unity.A short while later he and his team of officials moved into Monrovia and took up the authority of governance. He served until 1994 when began a series of other interim arrangements that led to Charles Taylor’s election in 1997 as President of Liberia. But Taylor’s corruption, mismanagement and intransigence led to the protraction of the civil war, in which nearly 300,000 people were killed and the country’s infrastructure almost totally destroyed, setting the country 50 years backward. Amos Claudius Sawyer was born on June 15, 1945 in Greenville, Sinoe County, to the union of Abel and Sarah Sawyer. Amos is married to Mrs. Comfort Sawyer. He celebrates his 70th birthday on Sunday ensuing with a thanksgiving service at his parish, the St. Stephen Episcopal Church at 10th Street, Monrovia. Amos has had a rich life filled with many accomplishments. As Chair of the Governance Commission, he and his colleagues and many other consultants from a cross-section of the country, have set in place a framework for the devolution of power—the handing of power from the presidency—which some say is among the most powerful presidencies in the world—to the people. It will be the culmination of his lifelong dream the day this devolution of power is complete and the Liberian people at the county, city, town and village levels begin to share in a genuine way the nation’s power, which the 1986 Constitution affirms is “inherent in the people.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more