Ceres trims Persija in Bacolod

first_imgSarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ BACOLOD CITY—Spanish striker Bienve Maranon kept his impressive scoring run to propel Ceres Negros past Persija Jakarta, 1-0, on Wednesday night in the AFC Cup before close to 6,000 fans at Panaad Stadium here.Maranon got behind the Persija defense to head home a teasing ball from Martin Steuble in the ninth minute as the Busmen opened up a five-point gap at the top of Group G.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The two teams meet again on April 23 in Jakarta, but Ceres midfielder Stephan Schrock stressed the importance of taking maximum points at home against Indonesia’s biggest club.“It’s a massive win for us, especially considering that we only play every three weeks as our league has not started yet,” said Schrock.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“To stay undefeated at the top of the group is very, very good. What we need to improve on is our match fitness but that’s hard because the league has not started. It’s a big challenge to get match fitness and get 90 minutes of hard competition.” Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Read Next MOST READ Chicano thumps duathlon field Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs View commentslast_img read more

Thailand scores 1st World Cup goal in 5-1 loss to Sweden

first_imgView comments 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Thailand’s players celkebrate their side’s first goal scored by Kanjana Sung-Ngoen during the Women’s World Cup Group F soccer match between Sweden and Thailand at the Stade de Nice in Nice, France, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)NICE, France — A couple of seconds elapsed before a disbelieving Kanjana Sungngoen raised her arms in celebration.It really happened.ADVERTISEMENT Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing “Everyone was very happy that we at least scored one,” Kanjana said through a translator. “The whole team is very glad.”Even if it was only a consolation goal and the team remains bottom of Group F.“It was a difficult goal and playing a great team like Sweden, it meant so much,” Thailand coach Nuengrutai Srathongvian said through a translator. “It meant that all of our preparation paid off. We had a lot of chances today. This one goal made us laugh, made us smile and makes us happy.”Forget that Thailand’s 18 goals conceded equals the tournament record set by Argentina in 2007. And, Thailand still must face Chile in the group finale.Even Sweden goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl, through the disappointment of not keeping a clean sheet, could see what scoring meant to the Thais.ADVERTISEMENT Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “We are all human,” Lindahl said, “and having had that defeat they had against the US, and now scoring their goal, you can feel some empathy for them.”It helped that her teammates had already scored four times by the time Sungngoen got on the end of a high ball on the right flank and cut in before beating Lindahl at her near post.The first of the five Swedish scorers netted in the 6th minute in Nice, with Linda Sembrant heading past Waraporn Boonsing.The Thai goalkeeper did manage to palm away Anna Anvegard’s shot in the 19th minute but she couldn’t recover the ball to prevent Kosovare Asllani scoring. Boonsing couldn’t stop the 41st-minute strike from Fridolina Rolfö curling into the top corner.Just like in the game against the United States, it was 3-0 at halftime. Unlike in Paris, Thailand didn’t concede another four times in the opening 11 minutes of the second half.In fact, it took Sweden until the 81st minute to find the net again through Lina Hurtig’s header before being beaten by Thailand on the counterattack.So when the final whistle blew, the Thai squad was able to bow to its fans. Some pride had been restored.“Our defeat in the last game was massive,” Srathongvian said. “We were disappointed, but scoring one today we made some success. We still need to develop and we need to improve and make it better. We need to get as close to other super teams. We need to play better so we can enjoy it more.”center_img Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism PLAY LIST 03:12Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Thailand had finally scored at this Women’s World Cup.By the time Sungngoen found the net against Sweden in the first minute of stoppage time, Thailand was already trailing 4-0 Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBut simply scoring was a triumph after Thailand’s humiliating 13-0 opening loss to the United States. Coaches embraced on the bench and Thai flags were raised in the stands on the French Riviera.They were still beaming after the final whistle, even after Elin Rubensson scored with the final kick of the game from the penalty spot to seal a 5-1 victory for Sweden, which advanced to the round of 16 with a game to spare. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted France looking to close out World Cup group play undefeated Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

Lakers officially bring Anthony Davis into the fold

first_imgHeavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption LATEST STORIES Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Davis is a six-time NBA all-star who has averaged more than 23 points per game through seven seasons with New Orleans, who drafted him with the first overall pick in 2012.Davis also played alongside James in the USA’s 2012 Olympics gold-medal-winning roster.The Lakers announced several other signings on Saturday, including deals with Quinn Cook, DeMarcus Cousins, and Danny Green.A four-time all-star, Cousins has played in 565 career games for Sacramento, New Orleans, and Golden State, averaging 21.2 points and 10.9 rebounds.The Lakers did not release any details about the deals but the US media reported that Cousins’ deal is for one year and worth $3.5 million.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks View comments Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing MOST READcenter_img Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao The Miami Heat were also believed to be interested in Cousins but Davis, a former teammate of Cousins with the Pelicans, helped convince him to go to Los Angeles.Green started 80 games for the NBA champion Toronto Raptors last season, averaging 10.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.Cook was a member of the 2018 Golden State championship team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: (L-R) Kyle Kuzma, Anthony Davis and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers talk before a game between the Lakers and the LA Clippers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPThe Los Angeles Lakers made it official on Saturday, announcing they have signed forward Anthony Davis, who they hope will form a dynamic one-two punch with superstar LeBron James.“Anthony Davis is arguably the most dominant all-around young player in today’s NBA,” said Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka. “Anthony represents everything we stand for, with his unwavering commitment to excellence as both a person and athlete.ADVERTISEMENT It’s a new day in the NBA, and a welcomed change Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “This is a historic moment for the Lakers franchise, and we couldn’t be more proud to have him.”The Davis signing took place on the first day NBA teams were allowed to officially sign free agents to contracts that were already negotiated over the past week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Lakers reiterated in their statement that they have acquired Davis in a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, the draft rights to De’Andre Hunter, two first-round picks, and cash.As part of the trade, the Lakers also sent Isaac Bonga, Jemerrio Jones, Moritz Wagner and a second-round draft pick to the Washington Wizards, who in return, sent cash consideration to the Pelicans.last_img read more

To Control Proliferation of Arms, Defense Ministry, Small Arms Commission Sign MOU

first_imgAuthorities of the Ministry of National Defense and the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). Under the MOU, both parties have recognized the need to put in place mechanism to control and properly account for weapons to support an effective arms-making, recordkeeping for tracing regime. In the MOU, the LiNCSA and the MOD/ Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) both members of the Peace, Justice, Security and Rule of Law Pillar recognized the need to put in place mechanism to control and properly account for weapons to support an effective arms-marking, recordkeeping and tracing regime. The parties also recognized the obligation of Liberia to adhere to Article 77 of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) Treaty relating to sanctions applicable in cases where a member state fails to fulfill its obligation to the country. Another point is that the parties recognized the need to ensure full compliance of Article 9 of the Treaty to create a National Database and Registry of Small Arms and light weapons. At yesterday’s ceremony at the Barclay Training Center (BTC) on UN Drive in Monrovia, Deputy and Acting Defense Ministers, Joseph F. Johnson signed on behalf of the Ministry, LiNSCSA Chairman; James M. Fromayan signed for the institution. The exercise, according to Mr. Fromayan, requires that state-owned arms such as the ones assigned to security personnel including the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) are mark within the Mano River Basin.For his part, Minister Johnson expressed gratitude for the occasion, because it aims to uncover several would be hidden small arms around the country and at the same time, to curtail the proliferation of arms.  The signing ceremony was witnessed by top brass of the AFL headed by the Chief of Staff (COS), Brigadier General Daniel Dee Ziankahn.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UP In Chaos

first_imgA dream for a third successive presidential victory for the ruling Unity Party seems to be an illusion as it appears from all indications that the party no longer has no attraction to appease voters come 2017 as corruption scandals continue to mar the party’s future. The latest Global Witness report alleging bribes, which has rocked the government and the general public, seems to be the final nail to the party’s coffin, many have observed.The report implicated top government officials, including the UP Chairman, Cllr. Varney Sherman – who at the time was not in an active government post – of receiving close to a million dollars in bribes. This scandal is not just tarnishing the image of Liberia to the outside world but also tearing the ruling Unity Party into pieces as partisans are now split between the party chairman, Cllr. Sherman, and its standard bearer, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Cllr. Sherman is at the center of the Global Witness corruption saga, being the lawyer who was retained by the British Sable Mining company and allegedly facilitated over US$950,000 in bribes and other suspicious payments to top government officials.President Sirleaf immediately set up a task force headed by Minister of State without Portfolio, Cllr. Fonati Koffa, to investigate all involved in the report. However, a defiant Cllr. Sherman indicated that he and his law firm (Sherman & Sherman) will not submit to any GOL investigation. The reason, he said, is because he and his law firm, Sherman & Sherman, “are prohibited by the law and the Liberian Constitution from divulging to anyone what we did for Sable Mining or did not do for Sable Mining when we served as their lawyers in Liberia in 2010.” Angry partisans gathered at their chairman’s residence early Monday morning when they heard news of armed LNP officers sent to Sherman’s Congo Town residence. According to his supporters, they were there to ensure that their top brass received the maximum support from the partisans.They indicated that they were also there to resist his arrest; though Court Sheriff and investigators from the LACC had indicated that they were not there to arrest him, but to effect a search warrant issued by the court.“This government has a lot of corruption cases, such as the disappearance of millions at NOCAL and Maritime to pursue, but it is not doing it; why only this Global Witness Report?” Darlington Williams, who said he is a UP partisan, said.The Secretary General of the UP, Wilmot Paye, who arrived early on the scene, spoke against the manner in which the government is handling the situation.Light was shed on the massive divisions in the party by way of profanities while expressing their frustrations with the President over how she is handling the affairs of the party and bringing its top officials into public disrepute. “The government sent armed men at 4:30 a.m. yesterday with no search warrants from the court to search the home of the chairman.“What is at hand now is a legal issue so let the chairman, who represents the image of the party, submit himself to the legal process so that he can vindicate himself. This will bring some level of sanity to the party,” a UP partisan said.He indicated that as it appears now, Sherman’s action is a disgrace to not just the party, but the entire country, and it dampens the chances of the party come 2017.UP partisans are accusing the President of masterminding the entire situation in an effort to get at the party chairman, as it was done after his 2014 senatorial victory when his certification was delayed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more