Crabbe, LeVert star as Nets nip Grizzlies

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Crabbe increased Brooklyn’s advantage 116-108 with 38 seconds left, but Memphis made it interesting.Wayne Selden Jr., who scored 17 points of the bench, hit a 3, and JaMychal Green made a layup to make it 117-115 with 12 seconds left. Spencer Dinwiddie then hit a free throw to extend the Nets’ lead to 118-115 with 11 seconds to go before Harrison missed a potential tying 3 with 0.4 seconds remaining.TIP-INSGrizzlies: Tyreke Evans (inactive) did not play. He was replaced by Harrison in the starting lineup. … Deyonta Davis started at center in place of Gasol. It was just his third start of the season. … Green had a double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds.Nets: Crabbe moved into second place for the most 3-pointers in a season by a player in franchise history. His first 3-pointer of the night gave him 163, passing Joe Johnson. The 25-year-old is now three shy of Deron Williams’ record of 169 set during the 2012-13 season.UP NEXTGrizzlies: Continue their three-game trip at Philadelphia on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Oladipo helps Pacers rally past Lakers Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe (33) tries to strip the ball from Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks (24) as Brooks drives to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 19, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — Allen Crabbe and Caris LeVert each scored 22 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 118-115 on Monday night.Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and DeMarre Carroll scored 18 points for the Nets, who have two straight wins for the first time since Jan. 19-21.ADVERTISEMENT Andrew Harrison, who missed Memphis’ last nine games due to a right wrist injury, scored 19 points, and Brionte Webber had a career-high 15. The Grizzlies have lost 20 of 21.Memphis was without Marc Gasol due to flu-like symptoms. The team has lost 15 straight games on the road since a Christmas Eve victory at Sacramento.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBrooklyn trailed 94-87 heading into the fourth quarter before turning it around against the NBA’s second-worst team.Carroll capped a string of three straight 3s to tie it at 97 with 8:45 remaining in the final period. After a three-second defensive technical free throw by Harrison gave the Grizzlies a 101-100 lead with 6:54 left, the Nets scored nine straight points highlighted by LeVert’s dunk with 4:07 left to lead 109-101. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nets: Host Charlotte on Wednesday night to close their three-game homestand.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

60th win: Pacquiao KOs Matthysse for WBA welterweight title

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. After flooring Matthysse in the third and fifth round, Pacquiao landed the decisive left uppercut that put away the Argentinian for good, prompting referee Kenny Bayless to stop the fight 2:43 into the seventh.READ: Pacquiao plans ‘to finish the fight early’ vs MatthysseFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’This is Pacquiao’s first knockout win in nine years after he stopped Miguel Cotto for the WBO World welterweight title in 2009.“We did a good job in training. We were not pushing hard. We controlled ourselves,” said Pacquiao in the ring interview after the fight. Pacquiao scored his first knock down midway through the third round landing with a couple of shots to the face of Matthysse.READ: Pacquiao still ‘hungry’ to fight The Filipino legend got his second knock down in the fifth when Matthysse, after absorbing a right cross to the head, knelt with just five seconds to go in the round.The WBA belt is Pacquiao’s new welterweight title after he held the WBO strap twice.Pacquiao joined IBF champion Errol Spence and WBO champion Terrence Crawford atop the welterweight division.ADVERTISEMENT RELATED VIDEO Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ROUND 6: Matthysse called for low blow, Pacquiao still ahead Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao (L) reacts after he knocked down Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANManny Pacquiao is back at the top of the welterweight division after knocking out Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round of their championship fight for the WBA World welterweight title Sunday at Axiata Arena.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? 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 View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Four Japan athletes booted from Asian Games in prostitution scandal

first_imgCarpio 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Asian Games: Agatha Wong gives Philippines its 3rd bronze medal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms “I would like to humbly apologize to the Japanese public, the JOC and everyone who supports basketball for this deplorable incident,” Japan basketball chief Yuko Mitsuya said in a statement.“We will decide on the appropriate punishment for the four players once we have heard all the facts. We need to work harder to make sure this kind of scandal does not happen again.”Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita was expelled from the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, four years ago after being caught on video stealing a journalist’s camera.   /vvpADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Four Japanese basketball players have been sent home from the Asian Games in disgrace for allegedly paying prostitutes for sex, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) said Monday.The players were spotted in a notorious red light district of Jakarta in their national jerseys last week, JOC officials told a press conference, saying the quartet had been ordered to leave immediately.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ News that Yuya Nagayoshi, Takuya Hashimoto, Takuma Sato, Keita Imamura had been booted out will come as a major embarrassment for Japan, who were forced to send a swimmer home from the last Asian Games in 2014 for stealing a journalist’s camera.“I just feel a sense of shame,” Japan’s chef de mission Yasuhiro Yamashita told reporters.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’“We deeply apologize and intend to give the athletes thorough guidance from now on.”The basketball players had dinner after leaving the Games village and are believed to have been solicited by touts on the street to go to a hotel with women, Yamashita added. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

FEU clips La Salle to open UAAP Season 81 campaign

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Banario falls to Khan, Edward Kelly gets DQ win over Lee Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img FEU managed to hit its groove in latter part of the fourth quarter mounting a crucial 7-0 run that effectively put the Green Archers down for good.Arvin Tolentino hit a big 3-point shot that gave the Tamaraws a 58-56 lead with 3:19 left before Jasper Parker and Hubert scored back-to-back buckets for a 62-56 buffer with 1:55 remaining in the game.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’“I actually liked the way the game was played during halftime because it wasn’t a high scoring one and that was to our advantage,” said FEU head coach Olsen Racela in Filipino.“And I like how my players stuck to my game plan and kept their discipline. I just told them that the offense will come and it eventually happened in the second half.” Toelntino had a team-high 13 points for the Tamaraws while Kenneth Tuffin and Axel Iñigo had 11 and 10 points apiece.Santi Santillan led La Salle with 19 points and 10 boards. FEU’s Jasper Parker goes for a layup against the outstretched arms of DLSU’s Santi Santillan in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonFar Eastern University opened its year by edging De La Salle, 68-61, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Tamaraws managed to clamp down on the Green Archers while also staging some quality offense in the fourth quarter after a 48-tie in the third.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Asian Para Games: Gawilan bags 3rd gold, PH chess team racks up medals

first_imgErnie Gawilan added another gold to his medal haul as the Philippines continued to hike its medal tally in the second to the last day of 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.Gawilan, who was born without feet and left hand, captured his third gold medal, this time ruling men’s freestyle 400m S7 (6-7) on Friday with a time of 4:56.98, 35 seconds ahead of the second best competitor.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal PBA: NorthPort wins back to back, hands Meralco 6th straight loss Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img View comments MOST READ 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The 27-year-old swimmer gave the country its first gold medal in the Asian Para Games history in the opening day of the continental meet.Meanwhile, the Philippine men’s chess team bagged two golds, a silver and four bronze medals in rapid chess.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 ChrissSander Severino also took home his fourth gold medal after winning the men’s individual rapid P1 and the men’s team rapid P1 along with Jasper Rom and Henry Roger Lopez.Henry Roger Lopez settled for silver in the men’s individual rapid P1 while Rom ended up with the bronze in the same category. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Arman Subaste (men’s individual rapid B2-B3); Francis Ching, Rodolfo Sarmiento and Cecilio Bilog (men’s team rapid chess B); and Redor Menandro, Subaste and Israel Peligro (men’s team rapid B2-B3) also won bronze medals.In cycling, Arthus Bucay came away with the gold medal in the men’s C5 4000M individual pursuit.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Red Lions blast Perez-less Pirates in NCAA Finals opener

first_imgView comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 The Pirates showed some fight in the fourth quarter when they trimmed the deficit to only 10, 70-60, led by Mike Nzeusseu and Jaycee Marcelino but it was a case of too little too late.“I’m happy with the way we bounced back [in the fourth quarter]. We did not roll over and die,” Lyceum coach Topex Robinson said.Nzeusseu finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds while Marcelino added 13 points, five rebounds and three assists.The Red Lions shoot for their 22nd men’s basketball crown in Game 2 on Monday still at MOA Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Robert Bolick had a tough shooting night but got his teammates involved and still came away with 12 points and nine assists.“We only achieved one thing and that’s winning Game 1. We haven’t done anything yet,” San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez told reporters. 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 Chriss“They (Lyceum) lost their number one scorer, their number player. it’s a different LPU team but again as i’ve said, with or without CJ, Lyceum is still a dangerous team,” Fernandez said.Lyceum needed every bit of Perez, who leads the league in scoring averaging 18.7 points on top of 8.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 3.3 steals a game. The do-it-all forward served a one-game suspension for failing to notify the league that he had applied for this year’s PBA Draft. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Fajardo leads Gilas’ 20-man pool for 5th window of Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion San Beda dominated a Lyceum side sorely missing its star CJ Perez, 73-60, in Game 1 of the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball Finals Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Javee Mocon set the tone for the Red Lions, who raced to an early double-digit lead that ballooned to as high as 27 in the fourth quarter, en route to a double-double effort with 14 points and 10 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

Ajax holds Benfica to 1-1 draw in Champions League

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown A win will be enough for Ajax to secure a spot in the next round.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The draw left Ajax closer to its first appearance in the knockout stage since the 2005-2006 season, when the Dutch club was eliminated by Inter Milan in the round of 16.With two matches remaining, Ajax maintained a comfortable four-point cushion over Benfica in Group E. It has eight points, two points fewer than leader Bayern Munich, which defeated AEK Athens 2-0 at home.Benfica’s fourth straight game without a win in all competitions.“What was missing is what has been missing in our past matches: scoring goals,” Benfica defender Alex Grimaldo said.On Nov. 27, Benfica visits Bayern Munich, while Ajax plays at AEK Athens.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I made a really big mistake,” Onana said. “I made the wrong choices, twice, which led to their goal. But as a goalkeeper you just have to be strong and look forward.”As Benfica players put their hands on their heads in desperation after the final whistle, Ajax players mobbed Onana to celebrate.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 Chriss“We didn’t give Onana a hard time during the break because we’re all in this together and support each other,” Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt said. “And let’s not forget that he has made fantastic saves during the qualifiers and in the group phase already.”Dusan Tadic had scored a second-half equalizer for Ajax after Benfica goalkeeper Odisseas Vlachodimos was late to get to a long ball into the area. Tadic got past him and just barely redirected the ball into the net from a tough angle. Bayern beats AEK Athens 2-0 to move closer to knockout stage Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ajax players hug goalkeeper Andre Onana after he saved twice in the last minute of the game during the Champions League group E soccer match between Benfica and Ajax at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)LISBON, Portugal—Goalkeeper Andre Onana made up for his first-half mistake with a crucial last-minute save to help Ajax earn a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Benfica and boost the team’s chances of returning to the knockout stage of the Champions League after a 13-year absence.Onana badly missed the ball after a throw-in in the 29th minute, allowing Benfica forward Jonas to easily open the scoring for the hosts at the Stadium of Light. But the Cameroonian goalkeeper saved the team in the final moments of the match by making a difficult save on a close-range shot by Gabriel. He extended his right foot to keep the ball from goal in for what would have been the winner.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner make grand arrival in Las Vegas for fight week

first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Beermen are going to miss Arwind Santos’ Spiderman dunk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LAS VEGAS—Two of boxing biggest stars kicked off fight week in style on Tuesday as eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and four-division world champion Adrien Broner arrived at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Tuesday for this Saturday’s welterweight blockbuster main event.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES The Filipino senator is determined to prove he has some gas left in the tank as he returns to defend the WBA Welterweight World Championship in his first fight on U.S. soil in more than two years in a must-see match up against the controversial Broner.The American boxer, meanwhile, is setting out to earn his first victory since a split decision win in February of 2017 followed by a disappointing unanimous decision loss to Mikey Garcia in July 2017 and a majority draw last April against Jesse Vargas.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 ChrissWBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao waves to fans at a hotel lobby in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Pacquaio is scheduled to fight Adrien Broner for Pacquiao’s WBA welterweight title in Las Vegas on Saturday. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP) View commentslast_img read more

3 Dead, Two Injured after Boat Capsizes

first_imgA boat carrying passengers from Clara Town to the West Point Community on April 7, at about 9 a.m. capsized, leaving three dead and two in critical but stable condition, according to police reports.Liberian National Police officers on the scene report that five victims were pulled from the Mesurado River, behind a number of stores in Clara Town. Amongst the five victims were two women, one pregnant, and three students who were all in uniform.“All were women; what’s sad about it is that two of the deceased were students because you can physically see them in their school uniforms,” stated an officer of Public Safety at the LNP.According to witnesses who were preparing to fish along the shore, the bodies of the deceased began surfacing when one man ran to inform neighbors.“It’s sorrowful oh, I saw something floating in the water just like old clothes, but when we looked real close, I saw more floating around, and that’s when I called for attention,” said J-Boy, a fisherman, who is familiar with the waters.Deputy Commissioner Nelson Freeman, stated that the LNP was informed shortly after the first signs of a human body was seen in the shore by an unidentified person(s).“We got a call around 9:30 this morning that there was a situation involving a boat from this side of the river and that’s when we responded. We weren’t here so we can’t be exact to you when this incident occurred,” he added.According to witnesses at the scene, no one actually knows what occurred to cause the passengers to go over board, but relatives say they were aware of the victims getting aboard the canoe.“I lost my aunty and my big sister. She was going home to go change to come back on ATS to go witness the game, and my aunty was going to go sell bread,” cried Clara, a distraught relative of two of the deceased.Mr. Nelson Freeman also informed this paper that the LNP has not been aware of such commercial transport that normally carries people from Clara Town to WestPoint in less then 20 minutes.“Actually that’s the puzzle we are all trying to solve, why they were on the boat? I am in charge of Public Safety for the Liberian National Police and to be frank with you, we don’t even know of such commercial activity going on behind here with a boat, when we got the call this morning we thought it was just a ordinary fishing canoe and we were all astonished when we got here and it was established that this is a boat that’s used for commercial purposes on this river, its strange for us and we hope that we can all collectively from this moment on put in some measures to make sure to deal with this situation so that it can’t happen again,” he assured.Meanwhile, the LNP held to push back sad and frustrated onlookers as they (officers) secured the area to allow security officials who specialize in water rescues a chance to look for missing persons/survivors.“We were informed by bystanders that one of the survivors and a couple of victims are at the Mawah Clinic across the road and we visited there, yes it as established that there were victims, and the doctor also confirmed to us that three persons have passed off as a result of the accident and the other two were there receiving medication. We are still hoping to find those who are said to still be missing,” he added.Further more, a woman who seemed incoherent due to her grieve cried out for a sister-in-law that was nowhere to be found at the moment. An unidentified man who tried assisting the women to calm her down stated that her sister was on the canoe and still presumed missing.“We can’t find her sister-in-law!”Morris G. Miller, the assistance assigned in the ER at Mawah Clinic under strenuous conditions tried describing to this paper the condition of the surviving victims.“The two survivors, their condition has improved considerably because when they came they were not like that. Five victims were brought here around 9:15 a.m. by a car. Three were dead on arrival. We didn’t detect the survivors swallowing water, while one deceased has been identified by a relative,” he said.The driver of the canoe has not been found nor has there been any further information on how the canoe managed to sink. LNP are still investigating and ask that anyone with information should please report to their nearest police station.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Don’t Dignify Terrifying Ebola Predictions’

first_imgA Liberian educator has urged Ebola-weary Liberians to not dignify the terrifying predictions by some international organizations about an oncoming massive resurgence of the deadly virus.Mr. Thomas Bing Cooper, 66, admonished Liberians and foreign residents to instead observe and intensify the safety measures publicized by health authorities in the country to fight and eradicate the virus.Mr. Cooper, a former instructor of the defunct Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Professional Writing from the former Transworld Tutorial College in London, gave his reaction to the grave Ebola predictions in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer recently in Monrovia. He urged Liberians and foreign residents to vigorously promote sensitization and awareness campaigns throughout the country.In the past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Ebola deaths could exceed 20,000; while the Atlanta-based United States government’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said that between 500,000 and 1.4 million people maybecome infected by January 2015.  Also, the British medical journal, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, said that by mid-December, the virus will infect 171,000 and kill90,000 people in Liberia alone.Interestingly, many communities which initially denied the existence of the virus, and performed cultural burial practices, have now wholeheartedly joined the fight against Ebola.  They have departed from their cultural and traditional habits and adopted the strict health measures instructed by health authorities to stop the spread of the virus.As a result of the terrifying predictions, many Liberians are worried, including those who were earlier in denial of the virus.  Now they have seen that adhering strictly to the anti-Ebola measures and taking advantage of the awareness campaigns have resulted in diminishing infections and deaths in their neighborhoods.Many Liberians   throughout the country who have seen the positive results of proper attitudes, behaviors and practices, have vehemently rejected the predictions by WHO and others.Today, Liberians strongly believe that with fortitude, determination and resilience, the deadly Ebola virus spread is being minimized, contained and controlled throughout the country.Liberians and foreign residents alike, especially in the business communities, have begun to have their hopes restored despite the terrifying and troubling predictions by WHO and others. Mr. Cooper warned Liberians not be complacent with recent gains and successes at the ETUs in the country.He also advised Liberians to desist from joining foreign countries in stigmatizing health workers and medical personnel in the front lines of the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more