Graham left out of AMA roster; coach says top pick still needs to ‘submit papers’

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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Federer joins Djokovic, Sharapova in 2nd round in Australia Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netWhere in the world is Owen Graham?That’s the question everyone had when the top overall pick in the 2017 PBA D-League Rookie Draft was conspicuously left out of AMA Online Education’s roster for the upcoming 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina AMA faces off against Wangs Basketball-Letran in its season-opener next Tuesday at Pasig City Sports Center.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It turns out, the 6-foot-4 forward may not even play for the Titans after all as he is still reportedly lacking the necessary papers to play in the developmental league.READ: AMA coach sees a bit of Arwind Santos, Jeron Teng in top tick OwenFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“He still needs to submit papers,” bared AMA coach Mark Herrera, who refused to divulge what  documents the Fil-Canadian still needs.AMA pulled off a shocker back in draft day when it picked the little-known Graham as the top selection over famed applicants like Alvin Pasaol and Abu Tratter. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Herrera went to as far as comparing his prized recruit to San Miguel forward Arwind Santos, saying, “He’s hardworking on defense plus he can score.”Graham has already suited up for AMA in collegiate leagues like the NCRAA this past season.READ: AMA pulls off draft surprise, tabs little known GrahamDespite the unwelcome development, Herrera is just keeping his fingers crossed that AMA’s legal department will find a way to resolve the issue and allow Graham, a product of Humber College North Campus in Toronto, to see action in the first conference of the eighth season.The Titans will now bank on the leadership of Andre Paras, holdovers Mario Bonleon and Genmar Bragais, as well as newcomers JK Casiño, Philip Manalang, and Michael Cañete in their campaign this conference.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Sotto is center of attention in Eaglets triumph

first_imgKai Sotto PHOTO BY TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netHe may just be too good—and too big—for juniors basketball.Kai Sotto, the 7-foot-1 teen wonder, proved too dominant all season. And lucky for the Ateneo Blue Eaglets, they got him on their side to romp to their first UAAP juniors championship in three years.ADVERTISEMENT Sotto bagged the Finals Most Valuable Player plum after boasting an incredible stat line in the best-of-three title series: 17.0 points per game built on a 63 percent shooting clip, 12.3 rebounds and 6.3 blocksThe 15-year-old swatted 19 shots in the series, while all the rest of the players had 15 blocks combined.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 folkBut Ateneo still found a gritty challenger in Nazareth School of National University before the Blue Eaglets hacked out a 63-58 escape in the deciding Game 3 on Friday to complete the school’s double crown in the men’s and juniors’ divisions.“I just told the boys to stay composed. We’ll fight back,” said coach Joe Silva. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Show of grit Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sotto displayed that composure as he nailed the go-ahead putback with 25.3 seconds left that shattered a 58-58 deadlock.In the thrilling final stretch, SJ Belangel sealed the win for the Blue Eaglets after sinking two clutch free throws in the last 9.8 seconds.Sotto survived a foul-plagued outing and helped Ateneo recover from a 54-48 deficit, scoring seven of his 19 points in the last 4:18, while also hauling down 13 rebounds and rejecting three shots.Belangel chipped in 16 markers and eight boards, while Dave Ildefonso got a near-double-double with his 13 points and nine rebounds as the Blue Eaglets completed a fitting ending to to their near-perfect season.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citylast_img read more

SMB import Gillenwater ejected after bumping ref

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Troy Gillenwater’s shaky outing this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup continued, this time hitting the showers early.The San Miguel Beer import was ejected at the 2:29 mark of the second quarter for bumping an official.ADVERTISEMENT Racela remains upbeat despite TNT’s first loss Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Gillenwater was initially whistled for a foul on Rain or Shine import Reggie Johnson and was in disbelief for the call and that was when he bumped referee Rey Yante on his way back to the Beermen bench.The San Miguel coaching staff argued that the bump was inadvertent, but PBA commissioner Willie Marcial clarified that hitting an official immediately merits a disqualifying foul, as per the PBA rulebook.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownGillenwater left the game with 11 points, theee rebounds, an assist, and a steal against two turnovers in his 14 minutes of play as San Miguel will have to play the remainder of the second half without Gillenwater.Fortunately for the Beermen, their 40-point second quarter explosion allowed them to grab the 63-49 lead at halftime. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES 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 This won’t bode well for Gillenwater, who’s already in the hot seat following his pedestrian 19-point performance in San Miguel’s 85-93 defeat to Meralco last Wednesday, where he only had two points in the second half.Fans have been clamoring for his replacement, either last season’s Best Import awardee Charles Rhodes or San Miguel Alab Pilipinas reinforcement and ex-Petron import Renaldo Balkman.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

PVL: Perpetual stops skid, cuts down San Sebastian for first win

first_imgUniversity of Perpetual Help joined the winners’ circle after taking down winless San Sebastian in four sets, 25-15, 19-25, 27-25, 26-24, in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The Lady Altas ended their winless start and improved to 1-2 so far while the Lady Stags have yet to win in their three games.Maria Tripoli had a game-high 22 points for the Lady Altas while Cindy Imbo added 12 points.FEATURED 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’“I told them that we should go into this conference a game at a time and I think this will be the start for us going forward,” said Perpetual head coach Macky Cariño.Shannai Requirme led San Sebastian with 16 points while Mary Rose Dhapol had 12. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Tokyo 2020 triathlon to start early to beat the heat Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Udonis Haslem having talks with Heat, deciding on return

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced “It was a great conversation,” Haslem said at the opening of his latest Einstein Bros. Bagels, one of several franchises that he and his business partners have collaborated on in the Miami area in recent years. “At the end of the day, it’s was a conversation about if they want me back and if I want to be back.”He’s also planning a meeting with Heat coach Erik Spoelstra in the coming days. Heat officials, including team president Pat Riley, have said they want Haslem back.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’Haslem’s on-court role has been limited over the last three years. He appeared in only 14 games last season, all off the bench, and hasn’t gotten more than 20 minutes in any game since Jan. 1, 2017.But his voice in the locker room is vital. The 38-year-old Miami native remains one of the team’s captains, and it’s not uncommon for him to mentor teammates on the bench during games or raise his voice at halftime—even before coaches enter the room—when things are not going to his liking. Even this week, several Heat players joined him for his usual midday outdoor workout under the sweltering Miami sun. 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I was glad to have them,” Haslem said. “It’s usually lonely out there.”He’s taken the same approach that he’s brought to basketball to the business world. Haslem and his partners have created well over 200 jobs with their food-service ventures, with more projects looming.“I like being invested in the things I’m investing in,” Haslem said. “I don’t just sit around and wait for the check. My life has pretty much become basketball, working out, business and my family. Those are my four vices.”Haslem has played with 126 different Heat teammates, not even counting those players who were signed for training camps and never actually appeared in a regular-season or playoff game. His return for a 16th year would mean that he’s been with the franchise for more than half its history; the Heat had played 15 seasons before he signed with them in 2003.For his career, Haslem has averaged 7.7 points and 6.8 rebounds. He was a starter on the Heat championship clubs in 2006, 2012 and 2013.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FILE – Udonis Haslem of the Miami Heat looks to pass the ball from the ground while defended by Terrence Ross #31, DeMar DeRozan #10 and Bismack Biyombo #8 of the Toronto Raptors during the first quarter of the game at American Airlines Arena on May 7, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Rob Foldy/Getty Images/AFPMIAMI, Florida—Udonis Haslem is creating jobs, while working toward getting his Miami Heat job back for another season.Haslem has had talks with the Heat in recent days as he continues working through the process of deciding whether to return for a 16th season. There is no timetable for a decision, but there are now indications that he is clearly leaning toward a return.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Djokovic wins in Cincinnati, Halep’s match suspended Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Before playing for NCAA crown, Lyceum Pirates face another hurdle—exams

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The week before the championship round starts, the younger Pirates will take on a challenge no amount of running and pressing could help them—exams.Pirates head coach Topex Robinson said he’ll give his players the time off to prepare for the tests but he’s got two people to help him in putting the Pirates into student mode.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 ChrissCJ Perez and MJ Ayaay are both graduating players and they took the responsibility of making sure their younger teammates are facing their textbooks and notepads.“Coach always told us to always focus on the present so what they can do is first focus on the exams and after that they can go workout,” said Perez, who’s a graduating Marketing Management student. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lyceum is back in the biggest fight in the NCAA, but before it takes a crack at the title there’s one more task that needs to be done.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ayaay, who is taking the same course as Perez’, said he always talks to his younger teammates and gives them advice when it comes to dealing with professors.“I talk to them when they failed to attend their classes and I always tell them to go to visit their professors because those guys will appreciate it,” said Ayaay in Filipino. “The professors know that you’re tired and sometimes can’t go to class but they will be considerate with you.”Ayaay said the only thing he’s focusing on, apart from basketball, is his internship and that gives him the time to be a scholastic mentor to the other Pirates.“I don’t have a problem with my subjects and that gives me the time to talk to my teammates about their studies,” added Ayaay.ADVERTISEMENT San Beda heads to 13th straight NCAA finals, ousts Perpetuallast_img read more

76ers put end to road struggles with 100-94 win at Indiana

first_imgView comments Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid is fouled by Indiana Pacers’ Myles Turner during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS — The Philadelphia 76ers finally found a solution to their road woes Wednesday night.Start fast and finish strong.ADVERTISEMENT So just three nights after an inexplicable 25-point loss at Brooklyn, Embiid, Simmons and their teammates felt right at home in one of coach Brent Brown’s favorite NBA arenas.Embiid collected his league-high 11th double-double on what he called an off night. Simmons had 16 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists and Dario Saric scored a season-high 18 points by going 4 for 6 on 3-pointers.And they did it by simply sticking to the plan.They quickly jumped to a 19-9 lead, weathered Indiana’s rally, then regained control by closing the third quarter on a 6-1 flurry and opened the fourth with a decisive 16-7 run. When it ended on Simmons’ breakaway layup with 6:04 to play, Philadelphia led 94-77.“We were just overthinking things,” Simmons said. “We were putting too much pressure on ourselves. We finally put it together.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The victory spoiled Victor Oladipo’s best night of the season.He scored 24 points in the first half on 10 of 16 shooting and finished with a season-high 36 points. He also had seven assists, six rebounds and three blocks.But Oladipo and Domnatas Sabonis, who had 16 points and 11 rebounds, needed more help from their supporting cast to avoid losing their second straight home game. And when they didn’t get it, the 76ers took advantage.“We just didn’t hit shots tonight, honestly,” Oladipo said. “I think we just need to loosen up a little bit and go back to playing free basketball.”TIP-INS76ers: Had lost their last two to the Pacers. … Robert Covington had 13 points, Landry Shamet had 12 and J.J. Redick scored 10. … Redick has scored in double figures in 21 consecutive games since March 26. … Philadelphia made 18 of 22 free throws but had only four offensive rebounds. … Saric also had seven rebounds while Embiid had three blocks.Pacers: Have lost consecutive home games for the first time this season. … Indiana is 5-2 against the Eastern Conference and 3-1 against Atlantic Division opponents. … Oladipo extended his career-best streak of consecutive 20-point games to 11. … Sabonis has scored 1,002 points since joining the Pacers last season. … Indiana was 12 of 17 from the free-throw line and 8 of 31 on 3-pointers. … the only other player in double figures was Bojan Bogdanovic with 13.THEY SAID IT76ers: “I was bad today,” Embiid said, noting he had five turnovers. “I thought the whole game was bad. I wasn’t myself but my teammates picked it up for me. That was a good sight to see.”Pacers: “We’re playing good enough defense, keeping teams at or under 100,” forward Thaddeus Young said. “But in this league today, if you only score 98 or 94 points, it’s going to be hard to win games. We’re seeing it’s very, very tough for us to win the game only scoring in the 90s.” Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES UP NEXT76ers: Will attempt to keep their perfect home record intact Friday against Charlotte.Pacers: Hope to win their second straight at Miami on Friday after ending a six-game losing streak there last season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Davis’ big night helps Pelicans end 6-game skid, beat Bulls Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Joel Embiid scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Ben Simmons flirted with a triple double, leading the 76ers past Indiana 100-94 for their first non-home court victory this season.“I’m excited that we got our first road win this year,” coach Brent Brown said. “We were pleased to get a win, especially after a performance we wanted to forget (at Brooklyn).”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 splits coming into the game were astonishing.Despite going 6-0 at home, the 76ers were 0-5 on the road, losing by an average of 15.2 points. And they had lost eight straight at Indiana, dating to a victory on April 17, 2013.last_img read more

Philippines ‘can’t afford to lose’ vs Iran, says Tenorio

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LA Tenorio said the team has the tiniest of margins for error and the only thing they can do now is to not let up especially with their game against Iran happening on Monday.“We cannot afford to lose, the margin of error is getting smaller but we still have a chance,” said Tenorio.Norwood added that their responsibility is upon them and they have to answer that call no matter what happens.“That’s the challenge that’s been set in front of us, and hopefully as competitors and professionals we accept it and make the most out of it,” said Norwood.Despite the disappointing loss, Tenorio found a silver lining that he harkened back to the 2013 Fiba Asia Championship when the Philippines lost to Chinese-Taipei 84-79 in the group stage.ADVERTISEMENT The Philippines were able to recover from that loss and advance to the 2014 Fiba Basketball World Cup after taking the silver medal.“The last time we had a painful loss here in MOA was against Chinese-Taipei and it became our wakeup call because we became more focused and we made it to the World Cup,” said Tenorio.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Philippines’ stunning loss to Kazakhstan in the fifth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers had a bigger consequence than just an upset defeat, it also took away Gilas Pilipinas’ solo grip on the third spot.Instead of tying Iran at the second seed of Group F with a 6-3 record, Gilas slipped into a third-place tie with Japan and that’s not exactly prime real estate for the Fiipinos.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Captain Gabe Norwood said the whole team is aware of its predicament in the tournament that will send just seven teams out of the remaining 12 into the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup in China.“I think the whole team knows the gravity of our situation, and we all knew what we want to accomplish once we wore those colors,” said Norwood Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.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 ChrissGilas fell to a same 5-4 record and as the Akatsuki Five in Group F and this spells trouble for the Philippines’ for a slot in the World Cup.The top three teams from the Groups E and F and only the better of the two fourth placers will advance to China and the Philippines has to lock up at least the third spot to avoid any complications moving forward. MOST READ Pimentel on UP vs Ateneo Game 1: ‘May the best team win’ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

FOXY BLACK- LIB’s LATEST SENSATION

first_imgIt is absolutely unbelievable but surprisingly true that indeed mama Liberia is really producing some talented and outstanding inspiring young entertainers. Yes! There are good things that do come out of our entertainment industry.As the entertainment industry is gradually exhaling towards adding more value and creativity into its limelight, so is also one very extraordinary young lady  who is also very determined to get a taste of the pie!Marian K. Suah who is commonly known as Foxy Black, is gradually making a break through into the music setting with a flow of a foreign vibe that not most Liberian musician are able to get away with and boy!, she does it with such ease and style. “I was just sick and tired of hearing our DJs play foreign music all day instead of their own. So I did this song imitating a Ghanaian accent just to let them know that we are as good as those foreigners that they love to listen to and that we’re even better. Listening to the single, the first thing that came to mind was who is this new Ghanaian singer later did I know it was one of our very own.The ebony skinned, auto tune singer whose recent single, titled “18yrs” has drawn the attention of many, with its hot beats and foreign accent lyrics is definitely a danced to kind of music. Foxy told Lib Life, “ I’ve always had a passion for doing something different musically and being in the spotlight” in which her latest single has given- that breakthrough and limelight, catching the ears and attention of many especially her very first manager Fuhbi Henries who was amazed at how talented this young woman is. “Foxy has some real talent” he told this paper  and with such gift I just want to help her make her dream become a reality” he concluded.Sometimes it is often said no pain no gain and being an entertainer for over seven years now Foxy has had her share of the entertainment what we would like to consider “Entertainment catastrophes” From being an actress to producing her very own movie title “Wrong Decision” this innovative mama has had her share and taste of almost every aspects of the entertainment business and the shocking realities of not “not because you are an actress/actor or a producer, musician, means that success will come to you easily” especially in Liberia, Foxy found out that it take way more than just singing a song  or  smiling at the camera, it took hard work, determination and perseverance in order to keep up in this game.“I had to put a hold to the movie business for now because I wasn’t getting anything out of it, I was rather spending my own money and getting nothing in return” adding “ our Liberian people rather support outsiders than their own people, you will find out that they will quicker purchase a Ghanaian or Nigerian movie than a Liberian movie”. Therefore out of frustration, Foxy had to focus her energy somewhere else and heartily took an advice from her mentor and manager Fuhbi Henries to direct all that energy into her music.Despite the fact that Foxy is so much engrossed with her music business, that has not stopped her from getting an education. Interestingly, when foxy is not writing lyrics and in studio, she is found cracking that brain of hers at the Smythe Institute of Learning, where she is presently a sophomore student in the field of nursing. Being in the limelight is not all that matters to this young talent but saving lives is also something that touches her heart.” I think that is the sweet side of me, I’ve always had a humanitarian her, there is nothing that gives me much joy than giving a helping hand and saving a life”. Adding, “ You see, life is all about how you live and how you relate to people, what you can do in your everyday’s life to put a smile on someone’s face is what that matters to me each and every day”.Foxy black may have gotten to that spotlight that she envisioned, but one thing’s for sure with that determination and innovation that she has going, Foxy sure will get to that top of the ladder, exactly where she wants to be.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A tribute to Sir Fenton Ramsahoye QC

first_imgDear Editor,Sir Fenton was perhaps the most prolific lawyer the region has ever produced. He was featured as Counsel in more than 250 reported cases. This is about five times more than his closest rivals in the region. He has appeared in numerous unreported cases and has rendered countless opinions to litigants and lawyers throughout the Caribbean. Space does not permit a review of his contribution to the development of the law. His work in the Privy Council is well known and his book “The Development of Land Law in British Guiana” remains an authoritative work.Sir Fenton possessed a most sophisticated intellect. He had a fascinating ability to think and generate original thought. He was a real scholar. He had the ability to grasp and unravel complex legal issues within minutes. His focus was always sharp and he harboured no confusion about the law. He easily read about 400-500 pages a night. It rarely took him more than a night to read a record of appeal and produce draft written submissions for the highest tribunals. He was one of the very few lawyers from the Caribbean who regularly led arguments in the Privy Council against high-powered English lawyers. He consistently prevailed against them and demonstrated that our people were not inferior.He had a great and unfailing sense of responsibility to his clients and exhibited the highest level of discipline in his work. He fought on the side of the poor, rarely representing commercial interests. The poor people he represented revered him and were grateful for his commitment to their problems. He was able to connect with them because he cared deeply about their problems. He shared their anxieties. He could not bear to let injustice pass and would often say to me that the victims of injustice must be made to know that someone was willing to fight on their side to the very end. He gave them hope, which was itself an important form of redress and sometimes the only one they enjoyed. On the many occasions when legal authorities were against us, he would insist on finding a way to secure justice. It was this outlook which led him to pioneer so many changes in the field of constitutional law.I spent as much time as I could with him over the decade or so I have known him intending that, by doing so, he would cast his mind upon me. But after some time I realised that he was a unique legal genius whom I could not emulate.He was a key figure in the independence movement in Guyana but was deeply disappointed with the manner in which our societies were being managed after independence. He witnessed the incursion of indiscipline and irresponsibility into the legal systems of the Caribbean, but it did not stop him from fighting. He was a tireless fighter and he fought to the very end. It was his genuine belief, after practicing throughout the region for more than six decades, that it was the judiciary which did the greatest injury to litigants.His passion was justice. His method was discipline and hard work. His gift was an extraordinary intellect and a boundless capacity to think and generate ideas. His weakness was his willingness to serve. His duty to society, he has fulfilled. His legacy is his work.He imparted a great deal to me and for that I owe him much. He was a source of inspiration to many. He shared his learning and experience generously with all. He followed a clear path of service and he was not kept from his path by pursuing lesser goals. His belief was that the poor and oppressed needed to be protected and he became one with that belief. He did good work and for that his happiness in the world hereafter is assured.He will now rest but not by choice. He would have preferred to continue the struggle but he was taken from this world by a compassionate God. No more could have been asked or expected of him from society.The region may not for a very long time see in a man such intellect, compassion, dedication, integrity, courage, simplicity and humanity.May his life and work continue to be a shining example to us all.Yours faithfully,C V SatramAttorney-at-Lawlast_img read more