At the buzzer!

first_imgBut even with momentum on the Hotshots’ side, Victolero refused to be complacent.“Yes,” he said about being one game away from the title. “But we know San Miguel. They won’t go down that easily.”Meanwhile, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is looking at a couple of friendly games with European powerhouses to prepare Gilas Pilipinas for the Fiba World Cup in China.“[We are] in touch with Andrei Kirilenko. He wants us to go to Russia,” said SBP president Al Panlilio on Wednesday.“Initially, it was just a one-game trip. We were [partial about it] but they said they’re willing to expand it to two games,” he added. “It’s something we’re trying to finalize with Andrei.”Kirilenko, a former NBA star, now serves as the president of Russia’s basketball federation.Panlilio said the SBP is also eyeing a friendly against 2006 World Cup champion Spain.Gilas Pilipinas is in Group D play Angola, Italy and Serbia. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A game with wild momentum swings—and a bizarre fan incident in between—was fittingly capped by a wild finish.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guardcenter_img LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Marc Barroca nailed a jumper at the buzzer as Magnolia slipped past San Miguel Beer, 88-86, to take a 3-2 Philippine Cup Finals series lead on Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.“I love that guy. He’s not afraid to shoot,” coach Victolero said. “Saktong, sakto ‘yung tira.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBarroca finished with 22 points, his same output in a humbling Game 4 loss to the defending champions, to lead the Hotshots to within a win of knocking the crown off the Beermen’s heads.“It was a miracle shot. I know that when they have some runs, we just needed to weather the storm,” Barroca said. “This is the ballgame we wanted—as close as possible—to just have that chance in the end.” Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books As Finals set to begin, Tigresses stars Rondina, Laure receive top honors Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists The roller-coaster game, which featured huge runs by both squads, moved to bizarre—and scary—territory when a fan in Spider-man costume stormed the court, accidentally hitting June Mar Fajardo and causing a wild commotion.He was chased and detained by security personnel and an apparent companion was dragged from his seat and also detained.That seemed to spark Fajardo, who hit a three-point play and keyed a run that had San Miguel swallowing a 13-point lead and tying the game at 86 on a Terrence Romeo triple.But the Beermen came up with several dry possessions, including one where Magnolia set up camp around Fajardo down low and when the five-time MVP made the exit pass, none of San Miguel’s gunners dared pull the trigger.Those flubbed opportunities led to the Magnolia possession with 14 seconds remaining that set the stage for Barroca’s heroics.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Terrence Romeo calls out haters after winning 1st PBA title: ‘I have nothing to prove to you’

first_imgMOST READ ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending Articles02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Even the PBA commentators on TV got a special mention from the prolific yet enigmatic guard.“Hindi maiiwasan na meron talagang mga tao na minsan binibilang pa kung ilang dribbles yung ginagawa mo. Pero ang point ko lang doon katulad nung Game 1, nakalimutan ko [kung sino] yung mga commentators, pero binibilang nila kung ilang dribbles ginagawa ko,” he recalled. “Pag sumablay pagtatawanan nila pero pag yung dribbles ko na-shoot ko hindi naman nila binibilang. Pag sablay lang nila binibilang.”“Yun ang mahirap eh pero at least nag-champion na ako ngayon. Paki bilang na lang ulit dribbles ko.”(There are really people who count the dribbles that you make. Like in Game 1, I forgot who the commentators were, they were counting my dribbles. When I fail, they laugh at at me, but when I make the shot, they don’t count my dribbles. They only care when I miss. At least I’m a champion now. They can count my dribbles again.)READ: Finals first-timer Terrence Romeo ‘serious’ about mulling retirement if Beermen wins titleThe 27-year-old Romeo, who has multiple scoring titles to add to his maiden championship, also said he has nothing else to prove.“Ilang beses na ako nag-40 points sa PBA. Wala na akong kailangan patunayan sa kanila.”Romeo had said he’s been seriously contemplating about retirement if he wins his first PBA title before the finals.But his first taste of the championship left him wanting for more.“Gusto ko pa makakuha ulit,” he said. San Miguel Beer won a grueling seven-game series that came down to the last second to extend its Philippine Cup reign.READ: San Miguel makes history with 5th straight Philippine Cup title, outlasts MagnoliaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRomeo cut down the net and wore it over his neck. He can finally be called a champion and he made sure his haters would know about it.“Mga haters ko lagi akong mine-message sa Instagram, sa Twitter. Mine-message ako na hindi raw ako magcha-champion. Talented daw ako, nasa akin daw lahat ng award pero never daw ako magcha-champion, Malas daw ako sa San Miguel. So parang gusto kong sabihin sa kanila ngayon na paki-message nila ako ulit sa Instagram ko and mamaya pag nag-post ako ng picture, pag nag-post ako ng trophy, paki-message ako ulit, lahat sila sabihin nila lahat ng gusto nila,” Romeo said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Here’s a video of newly-minted PBA champion Terrence Romeo clapping back at his haters: pic.twitter.com/1L2TgRFhvV— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) May 16, 2019(My haters always message me on Instagram and Twitter, saying ‘ you will never win a championship’ or that ‘you’re talented, you have all these awards but you will never be a champion,’ ‘you bring bad luck to San Miguel.’ Now I want to tell them to send me a message again, later when I post a photo with the trophy. Message me again and tell me everything you want to say.)READ: Leo Austria puts positive spin on Terrence Romeo’s outburstADVERTISEMENT View comments Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Year after year—from Far Eastern University to San Miguel Beer—Terrence Romeo had to endure the criticisms, trolling and constant blame.The moment he had been waiting for so long finally came on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Red flags raised over Southampton’s ‘record’ deal with Chinese company Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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Bruins force Stanley Cup Game 7 with 5-1 win over Blues

first_imgBoston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) celebrates after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the first period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS — Facing elimination in an oh-so-hostile environment, Tuukka Rask and Brad Marchand stepped up for the Boston Bruins once again.The Stanley Cup Final is heading to Game 7 because two of Boston’s biggest stars love the biggest moments.ADVERTISEMENT Rask made 28 saves, Marchand had a goal and an assist, and the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 5-1 on Sunday night to even the bruising, physical final at three games apiece.David Pastrnak had one of Boston’s four goals in the third period and an assist, helping the Bruins force the 17th Game 7 in Stanley Cup history. Brandon Carlo, Karson Kuhlman and Zdeno Chara also scored.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We’re fighting for our lives obviously,” Marchand said. “When you play desperate, I think you see everyone’s best game.”Boston also was involved in the final’s last Game 7, winning the championship at Vancouver in 2011. Rask was a reserve goaltender on that team eight years ago, while Marchand was a key performer. They will go for another championship Wednesday night in Boston after losing to Chicago in the 2013 final. “The whole hockey world loves a Game 7, so it should be a great night in Boston and may the best team win,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said.Ryan O’Reilly scored in the third period for St. Louis, which is looking for the franchise’s first Stanley Cup title in its 51st season. Rookie Jordan Binnington finished with 27 stops.“We have to move on, get ready for the next one,” O’Reilly said. “We’re confident. We’re a great road team. Maybe that’s our story. Maybe we have to get it done on the road.”Backed by an electric Enterprise Center crowd that included actors Jon Hamm and Jenna Fischer and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, wearing a No. 49 Blues jersey in honor of suspended forward Ivan Barbashev, St. Louis looked a step off for most of the game. Prime scoring opportunities were derailed by misplaced passes or ever-so-slight timing issues.Of course, the unflappable Rask can have that effect on a team. And whenever the Blues threatened, the 6-foot-3 Finnish star was there.ADVERTISEMENT Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN NBI, BIR , PNP raid Illegal cigarette factory run by Chinese in Pampanga 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal wins 1st Nations League title View comments Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Chara, playing with a broken jaw, added an empty-netter with 2:19 left. The crowd chanted “Let’s Go Blues!” in the final moments, hoping to give St. Louis a boost for its trip to Boston.“Listen, if you told me four months ago we were going to be in the finals in Game 7, I think I’d take it,” Blues coach Craig Berube said. “We’ve been a good road team. We’ve won twice up there in this series, so we’re a confident group.”NOTES: Boston is hosting Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history. … The Bruins improved to 13-3 when they score first in the playoffs. … Barbashev was suspended for one game for an illegal check to the head of Boston forward Marcus Johansson during Game 5.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks “He’s our best player,” Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy said. “He just steps up when it matters and we have all the faith in the world in him. … He’s our rock.”Rask was at his best while Boston killed off four power plays, dropping St. Louis to 1 for 18 with the man advantage for the series. He smothered a big Colton Parayko slap shot with Chara in the box near the end of the first period, and made a fancy glove stop on an even-strength try for Brayden Schenn 7:42 in the second.He got some help after Marchand was whistled for tripping Alex Pietrangelo midway through the second. With the Blues applying heavy pressure in search of the tying goal, Pietrangelo had a backhand go off the left post and Rask’s back before McAvoy knocked the puck out of the way out of midair.“We weathered the storm pretty good,” Rask said.While St. Louis came up empty on the power play, Boston used a 5-on-3 advantage to jump in front in the first. With Schenn and O’Reilly in the box, Marchand beat Binnington with a sharp-angled shot from the right circle at 8:40.It was Marchand’s first goal since he got an empty-netter in Boston’s 4-2 victory in Game 1. The Bruins improved to 25-1 when the pesky veteran scores in the postseason.“We knew that again the start was going to be key and that they were going to give us a push early and to manage that and play well and take care of details and obviously capitalize on our chances,” Boston center Patrice Bergeron said.Marchand and company then put it away in the third.First, Jake DeBrusk won a board battle with Pietrangelo to set up Carlo’s bouncing shot that went off Binnington’s arm for the defenseman’s second career playoff goal. Then Kuhlman, a rookie who was in the lineup in place of former Blues captain David Backes, made it 3-0 with a well-placed wrist shot at 10:15.After O’Reilly supplied some hope for St. Louis when he was awarded a goal after a review by the officials, Marchand found Pastrnak in front and the winger put a slick move on Binnington to make it 4-1 on 14:06.last_img read more

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Poetry May 28, 2015

first_imgMy DaughterBy Matenneh-Rose L. DunbarMy Beautiful ChildAt birth you glitteredAs passerby hastenedAt the sound of creationFor a gem so lustrousSeeing you grow upWoos every imageryThe calmness about youFriendly swag definedEyes of a white doveImmaculate iris beyondThis twisted cacophonyTwigs of gold rainbowCurves warmly to youBlossom as the cheerySnow filled luster puffLike a palm by streamsRich green fine womanCreamy like the moonYour rarity enchantsEmerald and grandioseFanning for mostly joyThirty years a delightMy Beautiful Child I Am That Man!By Varney L.S. GeanI am that brown-eyed gentlemanEarly bird on the sprint to workBe it the hospital or that tall edificeThe plumbing shop or some factoryThe pint-sized market stall or the bankGovernment building or on the farmI am that somebodyI am that fatherI am that husbandThat uncle that brotherWho throughout the day I must acutely toilEndeavoring for the finest to make happyIn the blazing sun or horrendous floodUnflinching as one aim bears to mindI am that fellow that will never pauseStrong in my deeds my concepts my wordsTruthful and tender to all who meander my pathEbola! Where did you come from?By Varney L.S. GeanOn a surprising dawn you sprang forth upon usOn the daily news your strange name rang forthOur hearts bleed since your unforeseen arrivalOur time spent just to bid you a swift bon voyageOnly the wittiest of us perceived you beforehandEbola! Where did you come from?Our lives no longer those pleasant stories nowadaysOur happiness sink as sorrow dwells around us dailyOur state no longer gain once great friends we hadOur moments lost in utter frustration and suspenseOnly the smartest of us knew everything beforehandEbola! Where did you come from?Ode to my jailerBy Lekpele M. NyamalonCheer up! Son of a monsterI love you though-Your specialty is tortureSchooled to beat and bruiseYou made me a gladiatorI feel the pains curving on my backFrom the whips of your cartridgeYou made me a warriorI hear the barking of your voiceRoaring like a strangled lionHungry for my bloodYou jeered at my tearsThey made me a soldierYou tried to dump my soulBut, you shot my ego in the skyI can walk on broken glassCuz my heart is stiff like the back of steelI’m no more a crying prisonerMocked by his captorDriven to deathI’m now a storytellerMolded by youJust call me SackieBy Lekpele M. NyamalonWhen I say my nameDon’t ask me where I come fromTake it and goIt’s my nameMy grandmother said soShe raised me in the airOn the day of the ceremonyAnd whispered it-smilingI’m not from spaceOr mars, or the ArcticI’m a warm blooded mammalMy name is my tagCall it or move onI’m SackieToo hard for you?Get an ice and chillCuz, I’m SackieJust call me thatNeed a shorter form?Just call me SackieShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Despite long layoff, Keith Thurman says his health not an issue

first_imgKeith Thurman gestures to the crowd during the grand arrival festivities at MGM Grand Hotel. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP PromotionsLAS VEGAS—Keith Thurman allayed concerns about his health ahead of his welterweight showdown with Manny Pacquiao on Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena here.Thurman was sidelined for 22 months after he beat Danny Garcia by split decision on March 4, 2017 due to a right elbow surgery and a left hand injury.ADVERTISEMENT Benefits of township living MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm 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 eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? He returned to the ring last January 26 and barely beat Josesito Lopez as he settled for a majority decision in a fight where he nearly got stopped in the seventh round.Thurman’s subpar performance against Lopez brought about talks regarding his health, which he doesn’t appear to be worried about heading into his title unification bout with Pacquiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“[I’m] healthy enough to whip some ass,” Thurman told reporters Tuesday during the Grand Arrival of fighters.The 30-year-old Thurman also said there is no point on dwelling on his previous inactivity in the ring as he prefers to focus on what’s in front of him. ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ PBA: Meralco stays alive after creaming San Miguel Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted LATEST STORIES LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer “Inactivity, it wasn’t a blessing. It wasn’t a downfall either at the end of the day, but it did keep me out of the limelight,” he said.“I don’t wanna talk about my pain, I don’t wanna talk about my suffering, I don’t wanna talk about things that won’t happen, can’t happen. I don’t want those conversations. As an athlete, it would feel very negative. I enjoy positive moments in life, positive moments in my career and right now, we’re living out one of the most positive moments of my professional boxing career.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists View commentslast_img read more

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Neymar future remains up in air as PSG reject Madrid offer

first_imgMandatory evacuation enforced in Lemery Paris paid 222 million euros to sign Neymar from Barcelona two years ago and their sporting director Leonardo is understood to be determined to only sell the forward for a deal considered to be of the same value.Real have spent the summer trying to offload Bale, while James is unwanted after returning from a loan at Bayern Munich and Navas is no longer the club’s first-choice goalkeeper.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMeanwhile, Barcelona remains hopeful of bringing Neymar back to the Camp Nou, but Catalan daily Sport claims an attempt to sign the player on loan with an obligation to buy for 160 million euros at the end of the season has been firmly rejected in Paris.Sport claims Barcelona feel “it is very clear that PSG is trying to prevent the Brazilian from returning to the Camp Nou in any scenario”. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft World Cup: Fajardo downplays matchup with Serbian bigs but welcomes challenge View comments WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind hercenter_img PSG had previously reportedly turned down an offer from Barcelona of 40 million euros plus Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic. Coutinho has since joined Bayern on loan.Juventus are also believed to have stated an interest in signing the 27-year-old, who has not featured in any of PSG’s matches so far this season having been frozen out amid the uncertainty over his future.The transfer window closes in France, Spain and Italy on September 2, meaning time is fast running out for a deal to be done.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dutch YouTube star Nikkie de Jager says she is transgender LATEST STORIES Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar reacts at the end of the French Trophy of Champions football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Rennes (SRFC) at the Shenzhen Universiade stadium on August 3, 2019. – Representatives of FC Barcelona went on August 13, 2019 to France to discuss with those of Paris of a possible return to Barça of the Brazilian star Neymar without the file changing significantly. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)Neymar remains no closer to getting his desired move away from Paris Saint-Germain amid reports Thursday the French club have rejected an offer from Real Madrid of 100 million euros ($111 million) plus players.French sports daily L’Equipe said Real had offered cash plus Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and goalkeeper Keylor Navas, but PSG turned it down because “the overall value of the offer did not match their expectations”.ADVERTISEMENT Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’ ‘Homeland’ star Patinkin lauds intelligence communitylast_img read more

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LEC Increasing Power Generation to 18MW

first_imgThe Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) said it was increasing its power generation from 10 to 18 megawatts in an effort to connect more homes in Monrovia and its suburbs effective February 15.The disclosure was made by LEC Board Chair, Ian Yhap, following a recent high-level steering group (HLSG) inaugural meeting held at a resort in Monrovia as reported by ELBC. Mr. Yhap, according to ELBC, said the process is intended to strengthen the entity’s power and revenue generation across Monrovia.He noted that the Board, in collaboration with its partners, will ensure that it manages the millions of dollars being spent on the LEC through the production and distribution of high quality, stable and affordable electricity to the Liberian people. He disclosed that the role of the high-level steering group is to focus on building and delivering operational capacity at LEC, as well as implementing the agreed objectives stated in the institution’s management plan, which is to create a coordination and monitoring mechanism.He said the group is also charged with the responsibility of enhancing cross-project coordination and interfacing between donors and key ministries of government, including the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy, to improve the LEC.The HLSG, according to the LEC Board Chair, is expected to identify and mitigate high risks that could affect delivery of electricity, as well as mitigate funding gaps that have the potential to negatively impact the operations of the LEC.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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The BWI School Ode

first_imgO’dear Booker T. we sing thy praisesAnd honor the name that we loveThy standard of life we always cherishAnd work for your interest and goodRefrain:O’yes we love dear BWIAnd sing of her greatness to othersWe honor thee and this the reason whyThou art our alma materO’dear Booker T. we love thy teachingAnd pray and hope for years to comeThy progress and power forever leadingMay carry the light to our homesSome day when our school life is overAnd we gather to say to all good-byeWe dream of the hours we’ve been togetherAnd days spent on BWIShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Liberia Assures Int’l Community of Commitment to Fighting Money Laundering, Financing of Terrorism

first_imgIn the wake of the recent downgrading of Liberia’s status on Anti-money laundering and combating financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regime last May by the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA), the Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Milton A. Weeks, led a four-man delegation arrived in Busan, South Korea, last week to attend the 2016 Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Plenary Meetings from June 18-24.Liberia’s AML/CFT status was downgraded by GIABA due to deficiencies and/or inadequacies of the domestic laws of Liberia based on GIABA’s and FATF’s assessment. On June 22 in Busan, Governor Weeks held a joint meeting on the sidelines of the FATF Plenary meetings with the Director General of GIABA, Mr. Adama Coulibaly and Ms. Masha Rechova, Policy Analyst of FATF responsible for West Africa to discuss the recent downgrading of Liberia by GIABA. Also attending the meeting was Dr. Buno E. Nduka, Director of Programme and Projects at GIABA. During the meeting, the Executive Governor assured GIABA and FATF of the Liberian Government’s commitment to address the deficiencies noted on Liberia by both institutions as evidenced by his presence in Busan. He informed the meeting that with the recent election of Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Liberia is committed to the improvement of the AML/CFT regime of the country. He called on GIABA and FATF to continue their support to Liberia in this effort. The Director-General of GIABA assured Governor Weeks of the support of GIABA, while Ms. Rechova clarified that the recent downgrading of Liberia by GIABA is intended to provide the incentive for Liberia to expedite the process of strengthening the country’s AML/CFT Regime, particularly the terrorist financing laws. She further mentioned that Liberia was one of a few countries that need to have in place a terrorist financing law and that this would be to the advantage of the country by the time of the next mutual evaluation assessment by GIABA. She assured the delegation of FATF’s support to Liberia in this effort. GIABA, a specialized institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) established by the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in the year 2000, is responsible for strengthening the capacity of member states towards the prevention and control of money laundering and terrorist financing in the region and responsible for facilitating the adoption and implementation of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (CFT) in West Africa. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 by the Ministers of its Member jurisdictions, currently comprising 35 member countries, including the G-20 countries and 2 regional organizations. The objectives of the FATF are to set standards and promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system. The FATF monitors the progress of its members in implementing necessary measures, reviews money laundering and terrorist financing techniques and counter-measures, and promotes the adoption and implementation of appropriate measures globally. In collaboration with other international stakeholders, such as GIABA, the FATF works to identify national-level vulnerabilities with the aim of protecting the international financial system from misuse. Other members of Governor Weeks’ delegation include Mr. Alexander Cuffy, Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), Cllr. Joseph Jallah, Legal Counsel of the CBL and Mr. Mussah A. Kamara, Director of Regulation and Supervision Department at the CBL.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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TNT puts SMB Grand Slam bid in serious peril

first_imgPhivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study NLEX still finished as the top-ranked team and will face No. 8 NorthPort in the quarterfinals armed with twice-to-beat protection.Meanwhile, San Miguel Beer took decisive action in the melee that erupted during practice earlier this week by putting Santos, Ronald Tubid and Kelly Nabong under indefinite suspension.Dez Wells, the Beermen’s prolific import who was the central figure of the fracas, has reportedly left the country and will no longer return as San Miguel chases the third and last jewel of a second Triple Crown sweep for the franchise.This will be the second controversy that Santos is in for the season, with the first happening last conference when his “monkey” gesture on TNT import Terrence Jones netted him a P200,000-fine from the Commissioner’s Office.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 800 join Founders Cup Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—TNT won an enthralling endgame shootout with San Miguel Beer on Wednesday night and booked the last twice-to-beat berth in the first round of the PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs after a 114-109 victory at Ynares Center here.The KaTropa got the goods from import KJ McDaniels in the wild finish as TNT arrested a three-game slide to close out with an 8-3 record and bag No. 3 seeding while pushing the Grand Slam-seeking Beermen to a very precarious position in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Jayson Castro returned to active duty and shot 12 points that went with 11 assists and eight rebounds.“We really need Jayson on the floor. He’s the heart of this team,” said coach Bong Ravena, who also got 17 points from RR Pogoy.Starting the conference slow and picking it up just at the right time, Alaska got to the quarterfinals scot-free after finding top-ranked NLEX an easy foe in a 106-90 victory earlier.The Aces closed out their elimination round assignment with a fourth straight win—a stark reversal from opening up the tournament with five consecutive losses—for a 5-6 card that was enough to give them seventh spot in the eight-team quarterfinal draw.Alaska battles No. 2 Meralco in the first round of the playoffs—but faces a huge task of needing to defeat the formidable Bolts two straight times to advance to the Final Four.ADVERTISEMENT 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw The TNT win meant that idle Barangay Ginebra slid to No. 4 and with a win-once bonus over the Beermen, who are going into the quarterfinals as the fifth seeds.McDaniels finished with 44 points, while highlighting his night with a huge block off a three-point try by San Miguel counterpart John Holland, which led to the two insurance free throws from Ryan Reyes with eight seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4San Miguel roared back from 18 points down despite playing without three locals, including former MVP Arwind Santos, and even took the lead, 108-107, off a Holland triple with 44.1 seconds to play.“We waited a long time for this (twice-to-beat privilege),” ace forward Troy Rosario, who scored 30 points, said in Filipino.center_img ‘People evacuated on their own’ View comments MOST READ 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto LATEST STORIES No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientistlast_img read more

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