After hot game, Pessumal guarantees SEAG gold for Gilas in KL

first_imgView comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson And this being Pessumal’s second straight time to play in the regional conclave, his guarantee isn’t without basis as he goes to Malaysia together with a lot of players who also saw action in Singapore.READ: Lesser lights deliver for Gilas in rout of India“The experience we have gotten is a big thing. You can’t teach experience,” he explained. “We’ll be better now that we’re coming back.”Christian Standhardinger will be the main man in the middle for Gilas in Malaysia, with Kiefer Ravena, Bobby Ray Parks, Raymar Jose and Kobe Paras the amateurs in the roster.“The Philippines has a history of not losing (in the SEAG),” Pessumal said.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Yao Ming Rockets deal rumors fizzle out LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Not that he got carried away, but Pessumal knows that a lot has changed since he first played in the SEAG in Singapore two years ago when Gilas had a couple of close shaves against foes Filipinos are used to dominating.READ: Gilas Pilipinas whips India by 31 points FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Of course, of course,” Pessumal said when asked if he could guarantee the Philippines’ 18th gold medal in the biennial meet.He will be one of coach Jong Uichico’s best shooters in a squad that is practically half of a 24-man pool Chot Reyes submitted to the Fiba for the Asian Championship that will run in conflict with the SEAG. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend And after the Filipinos waylaid tall India on Saturday afternoon with players that will see action in the SEAG, it could be safe to say that Pessumal’s prediction will happen and the Filipinos will keep that winning tradition intact.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – Von Pessumal got his chance to play a lot in the Jones Cup on Saturday and delivered.After finishing with 14 points built around four triples, Pessumal said he got the confidence boost he needs as he suits up for Gilas Pilipinas for a second stint in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia late next month.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

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Liberia Stands at Risk

first_imgThe Director of Rehabilitation at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW) says that the future of Liberia is at risk if public awareness against the indiscriminate use of drugs is not given the attention it deserves.Madam Esther Grant made the statement recently at the completion of a ten-day workshop in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.The workshop was organized by the Division of Rehabilitation of the MOH, and was intended to educate community dwellers and stakeholders on how to combat the increasing rate of drug abuse.Madam Grant noted that though the Government is making some headway in the fighting drug abuse, citizens themselves need to get involved with trying to change the minds of young people about the dangers associated with the use of drugs.“We need to advise our children to stop taking drugs, as it is not good for the body,” Madam Grant told parents at the workshop.According to Grant, since young people’s brains continue to develop until they turn 18, they are more vulnerable to the harmful effects of drug abuse. Less experience using a drug means that a person is less likely to develop a tolerance for it.She said that no country in the world can achieve its developmental goals if its people are not taught all that they should know about an epidemic.Director Grant further explained that youths and adults constitute over 68 percent of Liberia’s population, requiring a vigorous approach in advising them against drug abuse.A participant lauded the facilitators and the MOH&SW for the opportunity to learn about the effects of illicit drugs.Moses Tarpeh, 25, said that he will use the knowledge he acquired to advise his friends to desist from taking drugs, as they are not good for the body.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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Voters Brave Downpour to Exercise Franchise

first_imgVoters queued in the rain at the Tokay Hill School Campus, Nimba CountyVoters in Ganta, Nimba County, and its surrounding cities and villages were soaked by rain during the afternoon hours on Election Day (yesterday) leaving them with no option but to patiently remain in the queue to cast their votes.The heavy downpour began at 2:45 p.m. at the time many voters who had stood in the sun for hours were becoming exhausted and complaining about the slow pace at which poll workers were doing their work.The electorate did not state the names of the candidates of interest to them for who they decided to challenge the rain; however, those at the Tokay Hill center said regardless of the inconvenience associated with the day of voting, they were to cast their votes for their candidates of choice regardless of the natural circumstances.Voters at other centers in Ganta, especially in school buildings, rushed under the corridors of buildings to avoid getting wet.There were overwhelming turnouts at centers in Saclepea and surrounding towns within Electoral Districts 7 and 8. At polling centers in Gbehyi Tengbein and Duayee, voters gathered as early as 6:00 a.m., while in Meinpa, Karnwee, Gbaiblin, Flumpa and Gbarn centers were jammed packed by voters braving the hot sun.Most of those who said they did not have transport fare to get to their assigned voting centers were seen walking kilometers to get to them.At most of the centers in the other areas, along with Ganta City, not many of the twenty political parties contesting were represented by their representatives.So far parties whose representatives were seen at the centers included Unity Party (UP), Alternative National Congress (ANC), Liberty Party (LP), Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR).Party representatives spoken to at the YMCA School campus in Ganta said the election was executed without any problems.The overwhelming turnout in Nimba is predicated upon factors voters said were of interest to them.Besides being their constitutional right, scores of voters in Tengbein and Saclepea said they were voting to support their representative candidates in the legislative race.They also said having heard the presidential candidates and at least known a little about them, they were turning out to support the candidate they trusted most to succeed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Popular names in the Saclepea District belt in many towns were Joseph Boakai of UP, Prince Johnson of MDR, Alexander Cummings of ANC, and Charles Brumskine of LP, with George Weah of CDC mentioned in rare cases.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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FA Cup: NPA, LISCR, BYC, Club Breweries Advance to Semifinals

first_imgLISCR’s striker Sam Kollie celebrates after scoring the winning goalThe 2018 edition of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) knockout Cup (FA Cup) has reached semi-finals stage, with four first division teams left to compete for the title.NPA Anchors became the first team to book their ticket to the final four after edging out 2nd division FC Bea Mountain 3-1 in a post-match penalty shootout over the weekend at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.Both teams made several attempts during the full 90 minutes, but were unable to get the curtain raiser. Bea Mountain’s goalkeeper Gbelee Wilson was again at his best by saving two spot kicks, but his teammates failed to convert from the spot, as the “Gold Boys” FA Cup journey came to an end.NPA will now await their next opponents for the semi-finals of the competition.LISCR 2-1 WatangaIt was another thrilling encounter between the FA Cup holders, LISCR FC and first division counterparts Watanga FC at the ATS after the holders came from a goal down to edge out Watanga 2-1.Watanga went in search for a revenge after they were last year knocked out by the “Shipping Boys” in the first round.Watanga’s left-back Carlos Williams scored the opener 13 minutes on the clock to put his side in front, but LISCR replied 13 minutes later to level things up through Alloy Brown’s equalizer.The title holders intensified their pressure and managed to take the lead for the first time in the 42nd minute. Left-back Hilton Varney traveled down the left flank and brilliantly sent in a long cross that was directed into the goal net by striker Sam Kollie, his second goal in three games.LISCR won the title last season following a comfortable 3-0 win over SIRMEX FC then ELWA United.BYC 3-0 Paynesville FCThe lone third division representative in the last eight of the competition, Paynesville FC, saw their participation in the competition coming to an end after suffering a 3-0 lost against first division side BYC.The Paynesville-based third division side entered the match with a great start and kept the “Go Blue Boys” on their back foot for the first five minutes.However, BYC capitalized on the third division club’s inexperience in the knockout and was first to score the opening goal in the 24th minute through defender Eugene Swen.With additional two minutes left to play in the first half, striker Robert Taylor doubled the “Go Blue Boys’” lead after he fired home a right-foot strike from close range.Striker Taylor later completed his brace in 57 minutes after he forced his way through to end Kelvin Potis’ strike.Monrovia Club Breweries 2-0 Nimba KwadoThe final quarterfinals match, which was played yesterday at the ATS, witnessed the former knockout champions Monrovia Club Breweries reaching the last four after edging out Nimba Kwado 2-0.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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MAN WHO LEFT FOOTPRINT ON GIRLFRIEND AFTER BEATING CHARGED WITH ASSAULT AGAIN

first_imgA Raphoe man who kicked his girlfriend so hard after a St Valentine’s Night out that he left his footprint on her skin has been found guilty of attacking her new boyfriend.Eamonn Harkin beat Danielle Kerrigan black and blue for 90 minutes and only stopped to get a drink of water.He tried to choke her and beat her and gave her a suspected broken nose and toe. Harkin, 24, escaped jail after being convicted of the assault in February, 2010 for which he served 240 hours community service.Harkin, from St. Eunan’s Terrace, was in court again facing charges that he assaulted William O’Donnell, Mr Kerrigan’s new boyfriend.Ms. Kerrigan, who had been studying to become a prisoner officer at Cavan Institute of Technology, told the court that she had been in a Letterkenny nightclub with her boyfriend and friends when she met Harkin.He persuaded her to let him go home with them to Flaxfields, Convoy in November 2010 after he threatened to harm their son.They shared a taxi back to their house and they “roared and shouted abuse at each other” on the way back, she said.When they got to her home Harkin locked the door and took her keys. She said they ended up in the bathroom and when she heard William coming back, Harkin told her to “get rid of him”.“I went to the front door and I gave Willie a big hug and I tried to tell him who was there and I asked him for help,” she said.Mr. O’Donnell told the court that after Danielle hugged him he heard footsteps in the background and Harkin came out with his two fists clenched and punched him in the face.Harkin denied the assault when he appeared at Letterkenny District Court and said he and Ms. Kerrigan had kissed when they went back to her home.Harkin’s solicitor, Michael Shiel, said Harkin had lost his job as a butcher and people in his local area “don’t want to know him” after his conviction.Judge Paul Kelly fined Harkin €250 for assault and €200 for failing to give his name and address to Gardai. He was also bound to the peace for two years.MAN WHO LEFT FOOTPRINT ON GIRLFRIEND AFTER BEATING CHARGED WITH ASSAULT AGAIN was last modified: March 25th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:assaultconvoyDanielle KerriganEamon HarkinRaphoelast_img read more

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GAA: ST EUNAN’S UNDER-10s WIN TOP TOURNAMENT

first_imgSt Eunan’s Under-10 Boys team are celebrating this weekend after winning a top tournament.The boys travelled to Belfast and won the Lakeshore Autos cup in the Annual Carryduff GAC U10 tournament. They beat Breenagh, Clan Na nGael and Moortown to get to the Final. They defeated St Gauls in the Final. GAA: ST EUNAN’S UNDER-10s WIN TOP TOURNAMENT was last modified: June 20th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:St Eunanslast_img read more

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Community mourns man slain aiding mom

first_imgGLENDALE – Candles and flowers stood Wednesday in front of the Bruce Street house where a young Glendale man was shot to death as he tried to protect his mother from intruders who were robbing their home. Christopher Shahnazari, 21, was fatally wounded Tuesday as he walked in while the robbery was in progress, then intervened as the robbers shoved and grabbed his mother, police said. “He’s an awesome kid,” said neighbor Hovik Zakarian, 40. “He’s very respected, he’s very nice and … he had a lot of friends. Everybody loved him.” A Sunland man with a criminal record for theft and weapons offenses was arrested on suspicion of murder and two other people were being sought, police said Wednesday. “We’re still trying to determine that by talking to witnesses, family members,” Lorenz said. Shahnazari’s death was the 19th homicide in Glendale so far this year, including 11 people killed in January’s Metrolink crash, blamed on a man who parked an SUV on the tracks. The only suspect not yet in custody for a 2005 Glendale homicide is Artur Khanzadyan, 24, who police suspect of killing his girlfriend, Odet Tsaturyan. Anyone with information on the Shahnazari or Tsaturyan killings can reach the Glendale Police Department’s homicide unit at (818) 548-3987. The 24-hour number is (818) 548-4911. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Shahnazari died at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, where he was taken after the shooting just after noon Tuesday. “(It was an) Unusual robbery and unfortunate homicide,” said Sgt. Tom Lorenz, a spokesman for the Glendale Police Department. “It’s not something we see here in the city of Glendale, and I think what’s important is once again the homicide unit has developed leads (and) within 24 hours they’ve arrested a suspect involved in a murder.” Police arrested Edmond Ovasapyan, 24, in the Sunland area, where he lives, and booked him early Wednesday morning on suspicion of murder. He is being held at Glendale Jail in lieu of $1 million bail. Ovasapyan was on probation for a grand theft embezzlement conviction from last year, and his criminal history also included a 2002 conviction for brandishing a deadly weapon. Police are unsure whether Shahnazari knew any of the robbers. last_img read more

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Fortuna boys soccer’s 43-game unbeaten run comes to an end in NCS semifinal loss to Roseland Prep

first_imgFortuna >> Well before the Roseland University Prep boys soccer team arrived at Husky Field on Wednesday, head coach Tino Fonzeca had a pretty short yet clear message for his starting goalkeeper, Alan Arquieta.“I told him, ‘Hey, Alan, if they don’t score on you, we win,” Fonzeca recalled. “I’ve been saying that to him all playoffs.”The Knights’ coach proved to be right on the money.Thanks to a rare breakdown at the back for Fortuna and a handful of Arquieta saves at point-blank range, one of …last_img

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Live updates: Warriors vs. Pacers, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

first_imgGet live news and analysis Thursday at 7:30 p.m. when the Warriors open a three-game homestand by hosting the tough-minded Indiana Pacers.The Warriors (48-22) will have their regular starting lineup intact as center DeMarcus Cousins makes his return after sitting out the past two games with an ankle injury. Warriors fans will also welcome back Andrew Bogut, who makes his first appearance at Oracle since signing with the team.Golden State is coming off a 3-1 road trip that culminated …last_img

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The Disruptive Age Doesn’t Care About You

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now The Disruptive Age doesn’t care about you or your problems.The social, economic, political, cultural, and scientific factors impacting your business don’t care about your business model. They don’t care about your pricing model either. All of the events taking place in the world don’t care whether or not you are interested in them. They are going forward, with or without you, and regardless of the impact they have on your business or life.You don’t want an economic downturn because you have made commitments to the board, to your management, and to your investors? So what. The economy tanks anyway. Then it takes off whether you are ready to capitalize on it or not.You can’t afford a tight labor market and the fact that you are going to have to pay more for the talent you need. So what. The price you pay for A-players goes up whether you like it or not.You don’t think it’s fair that your competitors have found a way to use the new marketing tools to capture mindshare, that they are engaging the young market on places like Instagram? You don’t like it, and you think its tacky? Tweet your problem to @cluelessandfallingfurtherbehind since you don’t have a Snapchat or Instagram account.You don’t like creeping socialism and the massive increase of regulations? You don’t think we’re building a large enough social safety net and you believe you are being hurt by Corporatism? I hope your political leanings Left, Right, or Middle keep you warm at night. The Disruptive Age doesn’t care. It’s motoring.You’re worried that driverless cars and robots mean the end of manual labor and the final nail in the coffin of the Industrial Age? Yeah, me too.Time marches on relentlessly. We progress, never straight forward or straight upward, and often with as many backwards steps as forward steps. We’re moving forward now, and in a few years you are going to look back and recognize the breakneck speed of change–and the massive disruption.Darwin never said the strongest of the species survives. He said the “most adaptable” to change survives. And the fastest to adapt not only survive, they thrive. Get moving.last_img read more

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