Adamson’s Manganti hits dagger against UP anew

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It might just be the opportune time to call Sean Manganti as the “UP Killer.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 For the past three of the four games between University of the Philippines and Adamson University, Manganti was always there to not just break the hearts of the Fighting Maroons—he was there to send it to ether.And Manganti did that once more when he drilled the dagger three right through the chest of UP in the Soaring Falcons’ 80-72 win in the second round of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Fighting Maroons went on a 22-7 run that cut Adamson’s lead to four, 74-70, when Manganti decided to decimate UP’s spirit with a soul-crushing three that gave Adamson a 77-70 lead with 1:14 left.“Everybody was expecting this game to go down the wire, to the last shot, and everybody’s expecting me to get the game-winning shot,” said Manganti Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Manganti nailed the game-winner in Adamson’s 73-71 win over UP in the first round of the Season 80 tournament and he replicated that in the Falcons’ 69-68 thriller over the Maroons in the first round of Season 81.“It’s just a series of coincidences,” said Manganti, who finished with 10 points and six rebounds.What was different in this dagger and his game-winners of the past was this one had Jerrick Ahanmisi in the mix.Manganti’s previous clutch baskets against the Fighting Maroons were layups at the end of the shot clock and were primarily his own doing, this time there was Ahanmisi, who found him open in the right wing.“It’s just the connection, I went to the basket and I didn’t have anything so I pulled back and saw him in the corner and I passed it to him,” said Ahanmisi, who had 24 points, six rebounds, and three assists.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Another side note, Manganti was shooting just 22 percent from deep entering the game.This led Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren to joke about Manganti’s confidence.“In short, makapal ang mukha (he’s barefaced),” said Pumaren whose team improved to an 8-2 record and earned at least a playoff for a Final Four spot.As for UP’s heartbreaker, he just doesn’t shy away from big shots.“I never shy away from a shot like that and I want to take those shots,” said Manganti. “I never think of percentages.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Aces secure twice-to-beat, scrape past Batang Pier Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

‘Dynamic and Progressive’

first_imgCentral Bank Executive Governor Dr. Joseph Mills Jones has received commendation for his progressive and dynamic stewardship of the monetary arm of government.The commendation was made last week by experienced Liberian banker John B. S. Davies, II. Mr. Davies, who is president of the Liberian Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI), said the history of the banking industry is being rewritten by Governor Jones whose strong leadership, he observed, has brought significant transformation to the industry in particular and the economy in general.The LBDI boss spoke recently at the Liberia Bankers Association (LBA) farewell dinner in honor of former Ecobank Liberia Limited Managing Director Mr. Kola Adeleke and Mr. Milton Weeks, head of Secretariat of the LBA.Mr. Adeleke was appointed Managing Director of Ecobank Liberia in 2010 during which time he instituted strong internal control measures and invested in human resource development. He ended his term in Liberia as MD of Ecobank last Friday.Mr. Weeks, for his part, served the LBA as head of Secretariat for seven years. The veteran Liberian banker was recently appointed as a member of the Board of Governors of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.In his welcome remarks opening the honoring ceremony held in Sinkor, Mr. Davies noted that Liberia is no more a pariah state because the country’s monetary system is now in place. He also noted that the country’s payment system is being put in place despite the challenges posed by the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD).The LBDI boss was particularly happy that bank CEOs no more look at each other with suspicion noting that LBA has also transcended to a more professional and ethical level where CEOs won’t do business with a borrower that demonstrates unethical conduct.“We have come to realize that the more we share information the better we make sound decisions and protect our assets as banks,” said the LBDI president.In brief remarks, CBL Executive Governor Jones thanked Mr. Davies for the commendation. He said the farewell dinner for the two honorees was a celebration of excellence. According to the CBL boss, LBA has performed so well that its managing directors and CEOs must be appreciated and celebrated.“Yes, there are transformations of the banking sector, but lots more need to be done. We can’t rest on our laurels because there are challenges remaining in our way,” said Governor Jones.The Dr. Jones asserted that CBL has constructed a financial institution in all 15 counties of Liberia to enhance financial access to a majority of Liberians. “We intend to build these financial institutions in all of our rural communities,” said Dr. Jones.Touching on the insurance sector, the CBL Executive Governor declared that the Bank will ensure a total reform of the sector and develop a capital market system in the country to enhance access to finance.Also speaking at the ceremony, one of the honorees Mr. Milton Weeks, said it is always difficult to disengage, especially from an institution such as the Secretariat of LBA, “but there are certain points in time to disengage.”“Our going on the CBL Board gives us the chance to proffer some of the challenges facing the banking industry,” said Mr. Weeks. “There are lots of challenges ahead and the managing directors are doing a tremendous job.”For his part, former Ecobank MD Adeleke said he thought that he was coming to Liberia in 2010 to rest after serving in a very difficult terrain in Nigeria. “But with the help of Governor Jones and my LBA colleagues I am leaving the banking industry sound,” he said.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

50 Ebola Survivors in Bong, Says CHT

first_imgThe Bong County Task Force on Ebola disclosed that it has discovered at least 50 children who have lost both parents to the Ebola virus disease in Bong County.Acquainting journalists at the office of the Bong County Health Team on the Phebe Hospital Compound yesterday, the head of the psychosocial unit of the Bong County Ebola Taskforce, Rev. G. Victor Padmore, said his statistics did not include children who lost only one parent to the disease.Rev. Padmore informed journalists the survey was conducted in communities hardest-hit by Ebola in the county, including Barkerthela, Lorcus Farm, Taylor Town, Mawah, Civil Compound and the Millionaire Quarter Community.The Lutheran prelate indicated that the orphans are between the ages of three months to 16 years old.Commenting on the condition of the orphans, the clergyman described their state as horrendous, pale.  He stressed that the education of some of the children should remain the paramount concern of every Liberian and called on child-friendly organizations operating in the country to help improve the wellbeing of the children.The Lutheran cleric was quick to point out that his committee has not yet concluded findings on the number of children whose single parents died after contracting the virus.“Our assessment was carried out in communities that were affected by the Ebola virus disease,” he said.Rev. Padmore specified the communities scarcely affected by the disease are experiencing acute shortages of food because, according to him, the disease struck the communities during the peak of the farming season.He also mentioned that the communities lack safe drinking water; the local inhabitants are largely surviving on streams and creeks for drinking.“The main thing now we should be thinking of is the education of the children because they have lost both parents to the Ebola virus disease. Again they will be discriminated against and stigmatized since their parents died from Ebola” Rev. Padmore challenged.He indicated that the number of orphans may significantly increase when the psychosocial committee of the County Ebola Taskforce shall have concluded its study. He maintained that the wellbeing of orphans would be a major challenge to the County Leadership and the Government of Liberia as well as the international partners, who are in the business of the welfare of children in post-Ebola Liberia.Pastor Padmore then used the occasion to plead with the Liberian government and its partners to develop programs that will support and recover the disadvantaged orphans from their present state.The psychosocial committee Chairman pointed out that most of the orphans have been discriminated and stigmatized by their peers because their parents were killed by Ebola, something he said remains a key concern after Ebola is eliminated from the country.Rev. Padmore told journalists, he observed that children whose parents died from the virus were separated from kids whose parents were not affected by the virus during play.The Liberian cleric reiterated his calls for more attention to be given to the orphans by the Government of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgLet the communities knowWhichever place we goThat Mary B is eighty-sevenWith the Blessings of God from HeavenYes, Mary B is eighty-sevenWith the Angels singing for her from HeavenIt is not for nothingBut definitely for somethingThat the time of her BirthdayIs near International Women’s DayOn the eighth of March every yearNear the twelve of March every yearFor Mary B is the People’s LaureateHer Global Impact, the People appreciateDo not think for a momentNot to mention any agreementThat at eighty-seven, she is too oldTo continue People’s Struggle so boldFor her wit is mightier than any swordJust test her and you will beholdThe wonders of her mind yet untoldThis is why we come with truth to be toldThat Mary B at eighty-seven is strongerThat Mary B at eighty-seven is betterAt doing what is rightDoing so with all her mightThis why we come here todayTo say to Mary B Happy BirthdayMarch 12, 2016Monrovia, LiberiaShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

University hosts workshop with focus on source of mental health disorder

first_imgThe American University of Peace Studies hosted a mental health workshop on Saturday at the University’s Sheriff Street, Georgetown Campus where members of the public were invited to obtain knowledge on mental health disorder and how it affects the lives of victims and people around them. The Mayo Clinic states that mental illness, also called mental health disorders, refers to a wide range of mental health conditions; disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behaviour. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviours.The one-day workshop was conducted by the University’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Eton Simon, and had a great turnout of persons who wanted to gain insight on mental health issues. Dr Simon in his address spoke of the importance of focusing on the root causes and source of mental health as failure to do so will allow for those suffering from mental health issues to face illations as human beings which will lead to a break down in society. This, he said, is dangerous as it can result in conflicts, suicide and other harmful activities because societies are all wrapped up in the symptom consciousness.Dr Simon emphasised the need for society to have a shift in consciousness and place more emphasis on the bigger picture as this will save lives and the world.The latest information provided by the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) suggests that the challenges of mental health in Guyana consume more resources than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis (TB) combined. This is an idea of the extent of the problem.While mental health issues have been dealt with from a reactionary standpoint over the years, Guyana’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Shamdeo Persaud, in a recent interview with <<>> stated that a more holistic approach is needed to tackle mental health, which has become an unpalatable pill to swallow.“What we have started to do is started to develop the Primary Healthcare Integrated Mental Health Programme. So our efforts, with support from PAHO, have been to implement training on the mental health treatment gap. It is a module that PAHO developed that allows us to train the primary care doctors who are general practitioners on measures for mental health intervention.”He explained that the Public Health Ministry is aggressively pursuing tackling the issue of mental health challenges in Guyana and, therefore, the focus is no longer on only deploying social workers and psychologists in every region by 2020 to tackle the growing problem of mental disorders. The Ministry now has a much broader goal.Presently, there are some voluntary groups which assist the Public Health Ministry in relation to providing much-needed services in addressing mental health issues, however, there are now more psychologists available to help Government-run health facilities in identifying and treating mental disorders.According to the CMO, focus will still be placed on the capacity development of communities to tackle the growing problem of mental health issues and this includes the Gatekeepers’ Programme that armed communities with lay counsellors who took proactive action to not only prevent the act of suicide but also address various forms of abuse.According to PAHO/WHO, half of all mental illnesses begin by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated. In terms of the burden of the disease among adolescents, depression is the third leading cause.Suicide has been identified as the second leading cause of death among 14-29-year-olds while the harmful use of alcohol and illicit drugs among adolescents has been pointed out as a major issue in many countries and can lead to risky behaviours such as unsafe sex or dangerous driving.PAHO/WHO is of the view that much can be done to help build mental resilience from an early age to help prevent mental distress and illness among adolescents and young adults, and to manage and recover from mental illness.last_img read more

‘Girls Gone Wild’ creator indicted in U.S. tax case

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RENO, Nev. – “Girls Gone Wild” creator Joseph Francis was indicted Wednesday on charges that his companies, which sell videos of topless young women, claimed more than $20 million in false business expenses. The federal indictment came one day after Francis was jailed on criminal contempt charges in Florida. The Nevada indictment alleges that Mantra Films Inc. and its marketing arm, Sands Media Inc., claimed false deductions on the companies’ 2002 and 2003 corporate income tax returns, the Department of Justice said in a statement. The indictment also charges that Francis, 34, of Incline Village, used offshore bank accounts and entities purportedly owned by others to conceal income he earned in those years. “The government has chosen to make a criminal case out of what we believe to be at most a civil tax dispute,” said Jan Handzlik, a Los Angeles attorney representing Francis in the Florida matter. For 2002 and 2003, the government alleges Mantra overstated deductions by including more than $1 million for construction of a residence in Punta Mita, Mexico, as “false footage” and professional service expenses, and falsely claimed more than $1.9 million as insurance expenses. Francis makes an estimated $29 million a year from videos of young women exposing their breasts and being shown in other provocative situations.last_img read more

HOV sticker may add $4,000 to hybrid cost

first_imgThat yellow keyhole-like car-pool sticker plastered on the bumper of your Toyota Prius may be worth a lot more than you think. Try $4,000. A recent survey by Kelley Blue Book shows Priuses with a high-occupancy-vehicle sticker were listed for an average of four grand more than those without. The state-issued sticker allows drivers into the car-pool lane without a second person in the car. “Drivers in California clearly see the benefit of saving time,” said Kelley Blue Book spokeswoman Robyn Eckard. All of the 85,000 car-pool stickers have been given out by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and are nontransferable between autos. Hybrids were eligible for the $8 stickers because of their ultra-low emissions. Finding a Prius with the sticker for sale is difficult. Partly because the stickered models are so new, few have put them up for sale. Of the 60 Priuses listed on, just three with car-pool stickers are advertised, ranging in price from $11,900 to $23,856. Sellers are eagerly promoting the stickers on such Web sites as, where one listing from Santa Clarita gushed that the sticker “is incredibly useful in the Los Angeles Area” and allows the driver to park free at meters. The asking price for this 2007 Prius with 11,500 miles is $29,500. Toyota’s base price is $22,175. Knowing that the stickered cars would fetch a nice price doesn’t tempt Barbara Watts-Robinson of West Hills to sell, even though her car needs a new battery that costs about $3,000. The sticker saves her innumerable hours while driving her viola-playing daughter across Los Angeles for private lessons and orchestra rehearsals. “It’s a lovely thing,” said Watts-Robinson, who has already put 85,000 miles on her 2004 Prius. Plus, Watts-Robinson already knows someone who wants the car – her 17-year-old daughter. Not all hybrid owners go weak in the knees over the stickers, though. Take Karen Bohanan. She has a 45-minute commute between North Hollywood and Woodland Hills, but a sticker would not help her because there are no HOV lanes on that stretch of the 101 Freeway. “When I found out they were only issuing 85,000 and they were all gone, I felt a pang of regret,” Bohanan said. But she got over it after deciding that the stickers were ugly. The only way to get a hybrid sticker is to apply to replace existing ones after a crash or if they get scraped off. If you drive an electric or compressed-natural-gas vehicle, car-pool stickers are available from the Air Resources Board. The DMV is tracking who applies for the hybrid stickers, so pawning replacement stickers isn’t easy. The DMV receives about seven applications a week – not enough to arouse suspicion, said spokesman Mike Miller. Reports of stolen car-pool stickers are few and far between, said Los Angeles police spokeswoman April Harding. “It hasn’t been a problem for us,” Harding said. The stickers have only small-print numbers linking each one to its assigned car so it’s not hard to imagine a culprit peeling them off, except that the stickers self-destruct with a revealing hologram when taken off. The market value of these stickers could rise even more with gas prices nearing $4 a gallon – if buyers are really paying a premium for them. The Kelley Blue Book survey looked at asking prices, not sale prices, and several San Fernando Valley area dealers questioned the hype. At Toyota of Thousand Oaks, general sales manager Andy Windbush said he has only heard the stickers are fetching a premium. “I’m still waiting to see it,” said Windbush, who has six used Priuses on his lot, including one with the yellow sticker. Similarly, sales manager Ubi Gonzalez at Hamer Toyota in Mission Hills said he doesn’t take the stickers into consideration when pricing a Prius. “We haven’t seen any kind of thing like that,” Gonzalez said. (818) 713-3735160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

City host open house to discuss secondary suites

first_img“Information will be provided on what constitutes a secondary suite, what zones they are permitted in, and relevant regulations for secondary suites,” the city said in a written statement.The open house will be held on Monday September 15 2014, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Pomeroy Sports Centre, located on 9324 96 Street.Information is also available from the Development Service Department at City Hall, located on 10631 100 Street, Monday – Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.- Advertisement -The city’s website also contains this information, which can be found at you’re looking for more information, contact Development Services at 250 794 3263 or email


first_imgA man has revealed how a gang tried to take him to his bank to withdraw cash when he said he didn’t have money to buy tools they were selling.Pair tried to take man to cash machine to withdraw money.The man contacted Donegal Daily saying he felt intimidated by the two men whom he said were acting in a hostile and aggressive manner.The man, who lives in the Dungloe area, said the pair were traveling in a red van when they called to his home and did not have local accents. He revealed “They were selling a various selection of tools.“These men were of medium to large build. (One was larger than the other.) Approximately 5 foot 10 inches in height.“They did not have a local accent. I believed it to be a southern type of accent.“They were aggressive, bully-like, forceful and “In Your Face” in nature. “They went on and on in an attempt to make a sale of the selection of tools they were carrying. I continued to reject their offers. I didn’t want to buy anything.“After I refused the sale and said I had no money and would not like to buy anything, they continued to interject asking “You must have money somewhere?” I said, “No”, I didn’t.The man said the pair then offered to take him to his bank to use his bankcard.“I said, “No”. They then continued to ask for every type of payment, including cheque and loose cash. I said “No, I don’t want to buy anything”.“They became aggressive and rather forceful. The more and more I had to decline their offer of tools, the more and more I felt threatened. “They were very dominant. Finally, they got the message to leave my property and while leaving said to me, “We’ll not f***ing come back here again”.The man said he believed the pair were a danger to the community and urged people not to have anything to do with them and to contact Gardai immediately.“They were aggressive and forceful. They are not to be trusted. I urge you all not to have any dealings with them and not to entertain them in any way.“If you’ve had the same experience, I urge you all to report them immediately,” said the man. COMMUNITY ALERT: WARNING ISSUED AS PAIR TRY TO TAKE MAN TO BANK TO WITHDRAW CASH was last modified: January 18th, 2015 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:aggressivebanklinkcashdonegaldungloeGardaisalestoolslast_img read more

Fabinho makes first start – Liverpool v Chelsea preview and team news

first_img Manchester United vs Derby (Tuesday, September 25) – LISTEN LIVEOxford United vs Manchester City (Tuesday, September 25) – LISTEN LIVELiverpool vs Chelsea (Wednesday, September 26) – LISTEN LIVETottenham vs Watford (Wednesday, September 26) – LISTEN LIVE 1 Team newsKlopp has made eight changes to his team that ran out comfortable winners over Southampton at the weekend, with summer signing Fabinho being handed his first start for the club.Meanwhile, Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has given the likes of Gary Cahill and Ross Barkley a rare chance to shine. Star man Eden Hazard is on the bench.Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Moreno, Fabinho, Milner, Keita, Shaqiri, Mane, SturridgeSubs: Grabara, Firmino, Salah, Gomez, Henderson, Solanke, JonesChelsea: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill, Emerson, Fabregas, Kovacic, Barkley, Moses, Willian, MorataSubs: Bulka, David Luiz, Zappacosta, Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kante, Hazard Carabao Cup commentaries LIVE on talkSPORT Both teams remain unbeaten at this stage of the season, and they, remarkably, have only one draw between them; Chelsea were held by West Ham over the weekend.This promises to be an entertaining clash, and you can follow all the action with talkSPORT’s live commentary.What the managers are sayingJurgen Klopp (Liverpool): “We should forget the game on Saturday. It’s a completely different competition. It’s a competition we like. We showed that in my first season. It’s a difficult draw for both sides. It’s about one competition tomorrow, not four. We really want to win the game. We will have a good team and I want to see us playing good football.”Gianfranco Zola (Chelsea, assistant manager): “It is an important game. We are Chelsea Football Club and we want to try to win all our games. We are going to take it seriously. It is not the Premier League, we know, but because of who we are, what we are, we want to play the best we can. It’s an opportunity to see players who didn’t have many games so far, but it will still be a good team.”Where can you listen?Liverpool vs Chelsea is LIVE on talkSPORT on Wednesday, September 26. Click here to listen to full Liverpool vs Chelsea commentary Liverpool have enjoyed a perfect start to the season Liverpool and Chelsea meet on Wednesday night in what is arguably the pick of the third round ties in this season’s Carabao Cup.Jurgen Klopp’s side play the Blues at Anfield – LIVE on talkSPORT – before travelling down to London on Saturday to clash once again at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.last_img read more