Loss puts a damper on Cansino’s stellar Tigers debut

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cansino, however, doesn’t see his stellar outing as something to celebrate for with UST losing to National University, 75-70.“It’s a bit painful because we lost,” Cansino said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Tigers showed grit after rallying from 17 points down but only to fall short in the endgame.Cansino said he still has a lot to work on especially on the defensive end. Dave Ildefonso stars as NU holds off UST Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college UST’s CJ Cansino guards NU’s Dave Ildefonso. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonUniversity of Santo Tomas still has reasons to feel good about despite dropping its first game in the UAAP Season 81 on Saturday night.One of those is the performance of its first-year forward CJ Cansino, who led the Growling Tigers with 20 points and 10 rebounds in his debut.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img “There were a number of times were I let my defender get past me. I have to improve further.”He was matched up with a fellow rookie in Dave Ildefonso, who had 19 points to lead the Bulldogs and someone who brings out the best in him.“I see it as a challenge. He’s a Gilas player, he’s smart and he’s really good.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentslast_img read more

Ronaldo puts positive spin on Juventus’ 1st loss of season

first_imgJuventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his side’s opening goal during the Champions League group H soccer match between Juventus and Manchester United at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)MILAN — Cristiano Ronaldo put a positive spin on his team’s first loss of the season.The Juventus forward, who has been playing and scoring regularly despite facing a rape allegation in the United States, gave his team the lead but they still lost to Manchester United 2-1 in the Champions League.ADVERTISEMENT “We need to pick ourselves up right away because we have a massive game in Milan on Sunday,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “We need to keep working.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Rise of the Bolts 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 embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Juventus had won all three of its previous matches in the competition and 10 of 11 in Serie A. The Italian league leaders next play at AC Milan on Sunday.“It’s never nice to lose, but maybe this defeat comes at the best possible time,” Ronaldo said. “We have a great team, we’re top of the group and I’m sure we’ll go through as group winners.”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 ChrissRonaldo has not appeared distracted since Kathryn Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit in September in Nevada claiming he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Police reopened an investigation into the allegation at her request.Ronaldo has denied wrongdoing and also complained that his personal life was being impacted by the allegation. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title On Wednesday, Ronaldo scored a superb goal against his former club to give his team the lead, but Juventus again failed to finish off the opposition.The six-time defending Italian champions almost conceded a late equalizer against Cagliari last weekend before scoring again and winning 3-1. And in Manchester two weeks ago, its dominance was not reflected by the 1-0 victory.“If we want to get to the final in Madrid at the end of the season, we have to learn from tonight because it comes down to the small details,” Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini said. “We should have won this game comfortably.“We’re still in the mix and it’s better to lose now than further down the line but we must do better. It will bring us down a peg or two. This sort of thing had been in the air for a few games and we botched up big time tonight.”Milan, which will be missing several players because of injury for Sunday’s match, has won its past three league games to move up to fourth in Serie A.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Tickets for Tokyo Olympics may go on sale in late April

first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The committee plans to sell tickets only on the internet for the time being. As a result of the crown prince’s accession to the throne this year, the Golden Week holiday period will last 10 days from April 27 to May 6, the longest stretch of holidays since the National Holidays Law took effect in 1948.The committee believes that people who want to buy tickets will have plenty of time to access the internet during that period.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 ChrissThose who want to buy tickets must register at a special website (https://id.tokyo2020.jp). Details will be provided via email after registration, such as whether a lottery will be held and the specific procedures for buying tickets. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games mascots Miraitowa (2nd L) and Someity (2nd R) ride on a boat during a parade in front of spectators with karate practitioner Kiyo Shimizu (L) and para athlete Hajimu Ashida (R) in Tokyo on July 22, 2018. – Japanese organisers formally introduced their doe-eyed 2020 Olympic mascots to the world on July 22, christening them with superhero names that could provide a tongue-twisting challenge to some. (Photo by Toshifumi KITAMURA / POOL / AFP)TOKYO — General tickets for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will go on sale as early as late April this year, it has been learned.The Games’ organizing committee is making final arrangements with an eye on promoting ticket sales in tandem with the Golden Week holiday period and heightening the mood for the event.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Phoenix’s Jason Perkins is PBA Rookie of the Year Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next PLAY LIST 01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next03:07Massive crowd welcomes 2020 at Bangkok’s self-proclaimed Times Square of Asia00:50Trending 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

MLME Drafts Act to Ensure National Equity in Mining Sector

first_imgThe Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy (LME) has drafted a new Act of the minerals and mining sector that seeks to prioritize the interest of the Liberian people and the country at large.The Act is aimed as establishing a framework for granting and regulating mineral titles that authorizes reconnaissance, exploration and processing of minerals in an attractive way for investors while simultaneously ensuring they contribute to the development of Liberia.The Act, if passed, could encourage mining operations that are financially profitable, environmentally sound, and socially responsible to benefit the Liberian people.Speaking to our reporter in an exclusive interview on Wednesday, January 29, at a one-day consultation on the update of the Liberian Mineral Mining Act held at a local hotel in Monrovia, Deputy LME Minister, Sam Ross, said the new Act has been carefully reviewed. Mr. Ross explained review of the Act would ensure harmony and beneficial relationships are created between mining companies and the communities that are affected by minerals operations. He explained that the government of Liberia, through the LME, aims to provide economic and social opportunities for communities with mineral resources.Mr. Ross further stated the new mining act would allow communities that explore resources to get additional benefits from mining operations in the sector.He noted that most mining companies in the country lacked the capacity to create harmonious relationships with the people of their operations’ various communities. This lack of a mutual understanding causes failure to develop these communities.Mr. Ross said the LME seeks the opinions, views and participation of civil society organizations, the private sector, government agencies and government ministries in order to safeguard the new Act.He stressed the need for strengthening the country’s mining sector and providing a reliable posture for communities concerning the way forward.Mr. Ross concluded by expressing his belief that Liberia was endowed with bountiful resources which should be used to create an international standard of living for it citizens.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Boakai Wants TRC Recommendations Implemented

first_imgVice President Joseph N. Boakai says the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) recommendations need to be implemented in order to resolve problems facing the country.The Commission came into being as a result of the Comprehensive Accra Peace Accor (CPA) that put an end to the 14 years civil conflict in Liberia.In 2010, the TRC concluded its operations and made several recommendations to the national government. Some of the recommendations included, “banning the few Liberians responsible for insecurity in the country for 30 years from holding public office, establishing an Independent National Human Rights Commission and conducting palava hut discussions across the country to resolve political, social and ethnic differences.”In an exclusive interview with Daily Observer recently in Monrovia, the Vice President indicated that recommendations from the Commission should be dealt with in order to promote stability.Though he failed to name which among the recommendations should be implemented and how, the Deputy President was quick to mention, “recommendations of the document that would reconcile the country should be implemented.”Political commentators have said that if the recommendation calling for banning Liberians who took part in the destroying of the country should be implemented as stated by the TRC’s Commissioners, than most officials holding top posts, including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, would be affected.However, the Vice President noted that as Liberia modelled its TRC from the South African government’s version, it is important that portion of the document which speaks of embracing every Liberian and creating an environment to forget the past that divided Liberians must be of significant interest.The Vice President maintained that there are several of the recommendations already being considered for implementation by government.“The problem here is that, the war in Liberia was such that after a certain amount of time you couldn’t tell who did what and for what reason,” he maintained.Ambassador Boakai used the medium to caution Liberians about the document, stressing; “the TRC’s recommendations are something that we consider carefully.” He wants the report to serve as a primary tool in reconciling Liberians rather than further dividing them.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Challenges in Education

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Nimba Rioters Seeking Bail

first_imgThe remaining 12 persons detained in connection with a violent protest that damaged millions of United States dollars worth of properties at the ArcelorMittal concession area in Nimba County, may likely be temporarily freed, if their request for bail is accepted by Judge Boima Kontoe.Cllr. Kontoe is the presiding judge of the Saniquellie Criminal Court in Nimba County, where the crimes were committed.ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company operating in the country.The 12 were among 41 persons who were directly involved in the riots and were subsequently released on bail.They were charged in early July 2014 with multiple charges, including rioting and  armed robbery.In their request for bail, the defense lawyers argued that there is no physical evidence or probable cause to believe that the crime charged were committed and the defendants were the people who committed the crime.The defense lawyers  further argued that prosecutors failed to display the confiscated arms as physical evidence.According to the defense lawyers, since there is not enough evidence, the court should grant their clients bail, so that they may be temporarily released  from further detention at the Monrovia Central Prison.However, prosecutors, in counter argument,  maintained that enough probable cause exists to require the court to bind the 12 defendants over to the grand jury (that is, for their cases to go to a grand jury).And the request for bail must be denied, because the crimes they were charged with are capital offenses and are non-bailable ones.Under the law, a suspect is usually allowed to get out of jail by posting bail unless he or she is accused of a capital crime.A capital crime is a crime such as murder, rape, or armed robbery that is punishable by long prison sentences, life imprisonment, or death. Bail, or surety, is generally denied by the courts for defendants accused of these types of crime. In many cases, bail is also denied if the defendant is a repeat offender or if the crime is a violent one. Also, bail is a certain amount of money or property value that must be posted with the court. By posting bail, a suspect can avoid having to wait in jail until his or her trial. The money or property is a guarantee that the accused will appear in court for each required court appearance and for the trial.Judge Kontoe will this week decide whether enough evidence has been presented by the prosecution to establish sufficient probable cause to deny the bond request; or whether there exists  no evidence to have the defendants’ bail denied.The defendants are accused of setting ablaze the properties of ArcelorMittal, including several pieces of mining equipment, a locomotive train, and made away with several valuable items.They were said to have fled to several hideouts, including their homes where they were arrested by officers of the Liberia National Police to undergo investigation in keeping with law.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Keen observations being given to the operations at GECOM (Pt 2)

first_imgDear Editor,It is timely and extremely heartening to read that the Canadian Government, through its eminent High Commissioner, is advocating for free and fair elections locally. Notably, Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana, Lilian Chatterjee recently said that: “Canada has always been supportive of free elections in Guyana and would advocate for this to continue.”The recent Nominations Day fiasco provides evidence of the less-than-acceptable behaviour that is being tolerated by many of GECOM’s Returning Officers from representatives of the PNCR. These happenings reflect the staff imbalances and no doubt, compromise preparation and contesting the upcoming Local Government Elections. It is imperative to have a careful look and pursue comprehensive scrutiny towards justifying remedial actions.The nature of our democracy demands trust, confidence, accountability and transparency in all that is happening at GECOM. The Chairman of GECOM must respect United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and request a meeting towards following up on the findings of scope mission conducted by this most recognised and influential international organisation. This is in view of the pressing need for aiding and improving the accountability and verification mechanisms.It is no coincidence that the Information Technology (IT) expert whose services are desperately needed is being deliberately avoided. This is particularly relevant given that the laws of Guyana call for the IT tabulation and the manual tabulation to be completed before the election result is announced. The Chairman must, therefore, update the nation on his reasons for avoiding the findings of the United Nations Mission addressing this key support.The issue of ‘Missing in action’ and ‘hiding’ of GECOM’s key elections officials at critical junctures must be dealt with now. It would be recalled that in 2015, Mr Keith Lowenfield announced to the GECOM Commissioners that he cannot announced the Regional and General Elections results, because there were many ‘false’ Statements of Polls. On Thursday, May 14, 2015, when he was supposed to elucidate on the ‘false’ Statements of Polls, he went missing. Again when Lowenfield was supposed to be available to give leadership and guidance to his Returning Officers, he went into ‘hiding’. Additionally, Melanie Marshall, the Region Four Returning Officer in 2015, could not be found at critical times when she was required. This letter writer demands that all cats and mice games must stop now!The blatant disrespect for some Guyanese and vindictive attitude of the so-called employment ‘bureau’ at GECOM must be abandoned and an effective, criteria-driven system applied. The ‘Lords’ of GECOM who wish to continue embarrassing many Guyanese because of their ethnic background, are the true evils of the system. Every rope has an end and they should be wary that biased illegal disenfranchisement of citizens may lead to serious consequences.As we approach the date for Local Government Elections, the nation is looking keenly at what is happening. There are serious and too many things that are happening to strengthen mistrust and there are serious questions in respect to accountability, transparency, and corruption.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

PPP/C team committed to Guyana’s development

first_imgDear Editor,The People’s Progressive Party, under the leadership of General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo, has clearly indicated through its membership and supporters that they are prepared to manage Guyana whereby every Guyanese is being respected and has a commitment of hope for a better future.The recent stakeholder forum was held to input genuine ideas in the PPP/C manifesto in order to craft a framework that would enable national development through this consultative process. This forum was represented by numerous stakeholders who were able to represent their ideas.The presidential candidate, Comrade Irfaan Ali, in his impressive ‘presidential’ presentation, outlined some measures that the PPP/C would be implementing to reduce the burden that was enforced by this failed APNU/AFC Government. Comrade Irfaan Ali also emphasised the importance of the PPP/C manifesto and his commitment to ensuring implementation for a better Guyana.This consultative approach by the PPP/C is a definite indication that the party’s intentions on the assumption to Government will be inclusive, approachable, committed, transparent, and progressive.Regards,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

Answers needed from Lowenfield about RLE

first_imgDear Editor,If one is to study the work plan from the 2011 elections, it reveals an important point. From July 18, 2011, when the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) was extracted from the National Register of Registrants (NRR) to put the Claims and Objections (C&O) process into gear, until that process was completed on September 4, 2011, only 48 days (just over 6 weeks) were consumed. At the end of the C&O process, Guyana had a Revised List of Electors (RLE). The political parties were able to use this RLEto further help GECOM HQ USA make any last minute valid and verified modifications before they printed the Official List of Electors (actual voters’ list). Any person with an average mathematics competence will tell you that there was still 42 days for GECOM to exhaust the full 90 days or 3 months as prescribed by Article 106 of the Constitution.So why is there a school of thought coming out of GECOM that they can only produce a list by Christmas? It is a bogus position, full stop.Mr Keith Lowenfield, the Chief Elections Officer who is now in the middle of a major land controversy involving the former PNC-led Government, must be called to account. Is he deliberately not preparing for elections as some sort of payback for past favours granted by the PNC? We need answers from Mr Lowenfield as to why GECOM could not and did not update its RLE as an outcome of a C&O process from January 2019 to May 2019.The details from 2011 are below.Regards,Sasenarine SinghMarylandlast_img read more