Kingston College booked their spot in the ISSA Champions Cup final after a dramatic 3-2 penalty shoot-out win over Jamaica College, after a 1-1 regulation scoreline in their semi-final at the National Stadium on Saturday. They will now face Clarendon College, which got the better of Cornwall College 3-0 in the earlier semi-final, in next week’s final at the same venue. In a rain affected semi, Demario McCarthy fired Kingston College into the lead on the stroke of half-time, to close out a strong first half performance from the ‘Purples’. Jamaica College, however, came out in the second half with new purpose, pushing their opponents on the back foot, and eventually got their equaliser in the 84th minute from a Shadane Lopez header. Both teams tried, but failed to get the go-ahead goal in the remaining minutes, leaving it to penalties to decide the outcome of the contest. KC, kept their poise in the ensuing penalty shoot-out, to secure a return to the final, where they will be looking to reclaim the trophy they won in 2017.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ararao nips Garcia for Southern Series title; Pamplona tops Pro class LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ray Parks. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt doesn’t matter that Blackwater will be bringing in a new dimension to its attack with rookie Ray Parks finally suiting up. As far as Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone is concerned, it doesn’t matter who the Kings open their PBA Commissioner’s Cup title defense against.“Whether it’s Blackwater, San Miguel or TNT … It’s really a first step and we’re [just concerned] about getting off the right foot,” Cone said on Thursday, ahead of the team’s clash with Blackwater at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday. “[We hope] to make sure we set the tone for the whole conference.”ADVERTISEMENT “We put the bull’s-eye squarely on our chests,” he said. “Everybody knows Justin (Brownlee). Everybody’s having their scheme against [him].” The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Read Next NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu “Hopefully we come out with a good defensive mind-set,” he added. “That’s what we want to do in the first game and its first few minutes.”Parks and import Alex Stepheson provided the firepower for the Elite in their victory over Meralco and rookie coach Aris Dimaunahan—a former Ginebra guard—hopes the two will come out blazing against the Kings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We’ll make up the best game plan possible, so we could hopefully get another win,” he said.The Kings will be prepared for that. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments
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Former Gedi & Sons striker, Terry Sackor has erupted his first six goals in a friendly game last Tuesday, ending all talk of a dry spell as he led a 8-1 demolition of Sime Darby FC for BYC II to scare their opponents in the pending 2014/2015 LFA League.Last season, BYC II settled second in a 10-team zone which was topped by Nimba United, while FC Fassell headed the Zone of eight, followed by Aries of the 2nd division League.The BYC II hit-man intermittently followed Wesley Washington who netted a double, in a stunning 90-minute span to convincingly thrash the Palm Oil Boys who are struggling to regain management’s support.Terry’s six goals on the Blue Field gave him a tally to 7 goals in two friendly matches as he beautifully hit his opener on Friday which sealed the 3-0 win against Gardnersville FC.“His performance left his coach almost awe-struck at Sime Darby’s helpless defenders,” Joshua Neah, a die-hard fan of BYC Football told the Daily Observer via mobile phone.He added: “What more can be said? Terry has improved just as the team has. This is the first time he has scored six goals in a game and that is good news for everyone, for him, for the team and in terms of the upcoming LFA League.”Terry’s outburst might have moved him ahead of teammates George Dauda, Wesley Washington and Sam Jackson to have grabbed the title they missed last year.After the goalless first half, Randy Dukuly was replaced with George Dauda who drew the first blood in the 49th minute through a penalty-kick. Another substitute player, Sam Jackson who took over from Joekie Flomo, increased the tally in the 61st minute and Wonder boy Terry Sackor sealed the score 3-0 in the 83rd minute.Also, in a friendly, football giants, BYC I drew goalless with LISCR FC at home last Friday.Meanwhile, the youthful BYC II is expected to host another 2nd division outfit, Holder FC today, at 3:00pm on the Blue Field.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Hundreds of beach workers who were hired to keep Monrovia’s beaches clean, yesterday gathered in front of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) to demand eight months wage arrears.The workers also threatened to take their protest to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the current office of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as part of their options to ensure that the government settles their salary arrears.According to spokesperson Edwin Kanneh, the beach workers have complained to the United States Embassy. They have also petitioned members of the Legislature and held a personal conversation with President Sirleaf and House Speaker J. Alex Tyler as well as other top government officials.Their situation, Mr. Kanneh said, has remained the same without any positive sign as to when their arrears would be paid.“The group includes about 1,900 people from the slum communities of West Point, New Kru Town, Fish Market, and ELWA Community,” he said.They were hired by the Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) to ensure that all beaches around Monrovia are kept clean.“We ensured that during the outbreak of Ebola, there were no cholera and diarrhea outbreaks in the country and if we cannot be rewarded, we must at least receive our arrears,” Mr. Kanneh stated“We are Liberians. Why will Minister Amara Konneh continue to have us treated like this? He makes a fabulous salary which has never been delayed. Why will he make us to work like slaves without our just benefits? We need our money,” Mr. Kanneh demanded.According to him, some Liberians believe that they are more important than their fellow compatriots. As such, they don’t prioritize what affects the interest of ordinary people.Based on his perception, he vowed that his group will continue a “peaceful protest” until their arrears are paid.He appealed to the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) to intervene by making the money available to pay them as they continue to work to maintain cleaner beaches in Monrovia.“We are involved in cleaning our beaches and also protecting them from illegal mining, but we believe that government has taken this project as a political tool,” Kanneh said.Kanneh claimed that there is what he described as “reliable information” that they might not receive their arrears because they did not vote for a particular candidate during the recent senatorial elections.He told reporters that they were going through many difficulties on the job even during the Ebola outbreak in the country. But they have always tried to ensure that there was no cholera outbreak.“The money in question would help us take care of our families, our rents, our health and also pay our children’s school fees.”Meanwhile, the communications director at the MFDP, Abraham Warity, told reporters that the Ministry has agreed to pay the workers beginning Friday, May 29.“The Ministry will pay them the first five months and the remaining three months will be negotiated,” he explained. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
At the just-ended meeting of the Inter Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering (GIABA), held the Ivorian political capital, Yamoussoukro, Liberia scored high marks, a release issued has said.GIABA is a specialized institution of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), responsible for facilitating the adoption and implementation of anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) measures in the sub-region.Their meeting was held from May 18 to 23, 2015, during which the GIABA Plenary commended Liberia for taking “significant steps at the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing in the country.”Plenary therefore maintained Liberia on the Regular Expedited Follow-up Process and requested the country to submit its 5th Follow-up Report to GIABA Secretariat Plenary. Additionally, the release said, Plenary requested Liberia to submit a progress report to GIABA Secretariat before November this year in order for the Plenary to criminalize the outstanding predicate offences, including illicit trafficking in stolen and other goods; illicit arms trafficking; counterfeiting and piracy of products. GIABA will also amend existing anti-money laundering and combating financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) laws adequately to empower Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) to confiscate property and or proceeds of crime. The plenary will also establish robust procedures and mechanisms for implementing United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1267 and 1373, whose procedures and mechanisms should, amongst other things, highlight procedures for considering de-listing and requests for freezing funds; effective systems for communicating actions taken under the freezing mechanism to reporting entities, etc.Liberia’s delegation to the GIABA Ministerial Committee (GMC), comprising the Ministers of Finance, Planning and Development, Justice and Internal Affairs, was headed by the Justice Minister Cllr. Benedict Sannon. Other members included Deputy House Speaker, Hans Barchue, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia and Board Chair of the Financial Intelligence Unit of Liberia (FIU), Charles Sirleaf, among others.The FIU is the central, national agency of Liberia responsible for receiving, requesting and conducting preliminary investigation, analyzing and disseminating information concerning suspected proceeds of money laundering, terrorist financing and other financial crimes. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Sports Briefs: July 21, 2019 MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone has been in this situation before. Just recently, in fact.So it’s no surprise that despite crawling out of a grind-out game with an 85-79 victory that gave his Kings a 1-0 edge over rival Magnolia in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinal series on Saturday night, Cone hardly felt victorious.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station LATEST STORIES Benefits of township living LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer “I gotta handle it better and make sure we’re better prepared” for Game 2 on Tuesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum, said Cone, whose wards took a similar series lead against Magnolia in the recent Philippine Cup only to get booted out after the Hotshots won the next two games.“We’ve been here twice already. Obviously, we’re not ready to celebrate anything at this point. We know how good they are,” he said.Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia also felt like he was headed for a loss in the earlier game. But Rey Nambatac had other plans.Nambatac hit a three-pointer with four seconds remaining as the Elasto Painters nipped Blackwater, 83-80, to also grab a 1-0 series lead.“Fate was on our side,” Garcia said after letting out a sigh of relief. “We were down. I thought we were going home with a loss.”ADVERTISEMENT Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Ed Daquioag led the Painters with 19 points while import Carl Montgomery added 17 points and 19 rebounds. Nambatac added 13 for Rain or Shine.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division “As much as we won, it feels like a loss,” Cone said after the game at Mall of Asia Arena.The Kings held the Hotshots to a single field goal in the last five minutes and got big shots from Justin Brownlee, Stanley Pringle and Greg Slaughter for a crucial headstart in their best-of-three series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSlaughter completed a three-point play with 2:06 remaining for the final count and Ginebra’s defense completed the job in a game where it couldn’t run its usual pace.“Magnolia really did a good job muddying up the game,” coach Tim Cone said. “They kept the pace slow, they kept a great job limiting the touches of Justin and Stanley.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
BSP seen cutting policy rate in Q1 Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Both flagship teams shoot for the tiebreaker in Game 3 on Friday night again at the fabled Big Dome. “We had a lot of lapses, mistakes. But a win is a win,” said SMB coach Leo Austria, who drew five twin-digit scoring performances from its crew, including Terrence Romeo’s finest yet in a San Miguel Beer uniform. Jayson Castro had 27 points in the losing stand as he tried to make up for the late-game ejections of do-it-all import Terrence Jones and Troy Rosario. He missed two clear looks from the three-point line in the dying moments of the second overtime that would’ve given the KaTropa, who trailed for most of the regulation, a commanding 2-0 series lead. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tRosario, TNT’s hottest marksman in the playoffs, had a career-best 34 points, 25 of which coming in their spirited bids for a comeback.Jones flirted with a triple-double anew, firing 28 points, grabbing 18 rebounds, and dishing out seven assists before getting called for his second technical foul. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel Beer made the most out of a gaping hole within TNT’s manpower late to carve out thrilling 127-125 victory in double overtime and level the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals at 1-1 Wednesday night at Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.Limited throughout the contest, June Mar Fajardo knocked down both his freebies to bring the Beermen up by two with 32 ticks to play. Chris Ross, then, made a crucial stop on in the next sequence for a cushion.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lacson on Albayalde, ‘ninja cops’ indictment: The law has a ‘very long memory’ Coronation night? BOI posted record high investment pledges in 2019 DOJ dismisses CIDG drug complaint vs Albayalde Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P1.4T worth of projects to be passed on to Duterte successor View comments ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian The scores:San Miguel 127 – McCullough 32, Romeo 29, Ross 25, Cabagnot 19, Fajardo 12, Standhardinger 7, Pessumal 2, Santos 1, Rosser 0.TNT 125 – Rosario 34, Jones 28, Castro 27, Pogoy 17, Trollano 14, Heruela 5, Washington 0, Taha 0.Quarterscores: 32-25, 59-45, 84-77, 106-106, 114-114, 127-125.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Anthony Joshua bids to rediscover ‘passion’ before Andy Ruiz rematch
Japan’s Joshiro Maruyama (L in white) fights in the semi-final against Japan’s Hifumi Abe in the men’s under 66kg category during the 2019 Judo World Championships at the Nippon Budokan, a venue for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo on August 26, 2019. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP)Host Japan snatched double gold at the world judo championships Monday as Joshiro Maruyama and Uta Abe powered to victory to fire a warning ahead of next year’s Tokyo Olympics.After failing to win a title on day one at the weekend, normal service was quickly resumed for the Japanese at the capital’s iconic Budokan martial arts venue.ADVERTISEMENT A question mark remains over how Japan’s judoka will cope with the suffocating pressure of competing at home but many of those fears were dispelled by the swagger shown by Abe and Maruyama.Maruyama, who had broken the pain barrier to beat Hifumi Abe in a barnstorming semi-final, dished out a beating to Kim in a gold medal match played out against the backdrop of a simmering diplomatic row between Japan and South Korea. Rag dollAfter an ill-tempered final, the 26-year-old delivered the coup de grace by tossing his Korean opponent over his shoulder like a rag doll to complete an emotional ippon victory that sparked raucous cheers from a packed home crowd.“It’s been a difficult road to come this far,” said a tearful Maruyama after bagging his first world title.ADVERTISEMENT Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’ View comments ‘Homeland’ star Patinkin lauds intelligence community MOST READ LATEST STORIES Fiba World Cup: Gilas Pilipinas focusing on Italy game Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’ve struggled more than most fighters, so this is a big win for me. But the goal is to win gold at the Tokyo Olympics so I’ve got to pick myself up and go again.”Hifumi Abe looked inconsolable after losing a battle of attrition against Maruyama as he was left staring up at the rafters with a black eye and choking back tears.A bronze-medal win over Italy’s Manuel Lombardo did little to soften the blow for Abe, who had been tipped for gold again this week.Uta Abe looked glum watching her brother’s semi-final defeat but took her annoyance out on the hapless Kuziutina, who strutted into the arena jutting out her jaw in a show of defiance only to be dumped on her back within half a minute.Abe, who crushed Kosovo’s 2016 Rio Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi in the semi-finals, won by ippon — judo’s equivalent of a knockout — and was immediately mobbed by autograph-hunters before she even had time to celebrate.“To win the title in Tokyo is awesome,” said the 19-year-old crowd favorite.“Beating Kelmendi gave me a lot of confidence and the home support really provided a lift.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Dutch YouTube star Nikkie de Jager says she is transgender BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft Taal Volcano’s quakes, cracks send more people fleeing Read Next Mandatory evacuation enforced in Lemery 3 young volunteers die in car crash after giving aid to Taal evacuees World number two Maruyama produced a shock win over countryman and defending champion Hifumi Abe in the men’s 66-kilogram division before battering South Korea’s Kim Lim-hwan in a politically charged final.While Abe was denied a hat-trick of world titles, his younger sister Uta — the poster girl of Japanese judo — retained her crown in the women’s 52-kilo class by dispatching Russian Natalia Kuziutina in just 28 seconds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJapan dominated the 2018 world championships in Baku, capturing eight of the 15 gold medals available, and will be chasing a similar haul at the 2020 Olympics on home soil.They came into the competition having won a total of 354 world championship medals, 153 of them gold — more than double the tally of their nearest rivals France.
Dez Wells, who will be San Miguel’s import in the PBA Governors’ Cup, led the Beermen with 29 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and five steals while Romeo had 17 points, seven rebounds, and two steals.Chris Ross and Christian Standhardinger added 11 points apiece while Lester Prosper added 10 points and 15 boards.Pierre Jackson led the Aviators with 18 points and nine rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Bloodied but unbowed, Tyson Fury ‘ready for war’ against Deontay Wilder Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption ‘People evacuated on their own’ LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown The Beermen, who played without June Mar Fajardo, Alex Cabagnot, and Marcio Lassiter, took a 1-0 record in Group B and will need to beat Ryukyu Thursday to cement their spot in the semifinals of the invitational tournament.Leading the whole game, San Miguel’s only hiccup was when the Aviators cut the deficit to one, 62-61, early in the fourth quarter after a 21-12 run from the Chinese club capped off by Zifeng Rong’s three-pointer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4But San Miguel retaliated with a 14-4 run punctuated by a three pointer from Terrence Romeo to push the lead back to a commanding 80-67 lead with 4:23 left in the game.“At the start we’re really worried because this is our first time in the tournament but it’s nice here because we won our first game and I’m very excited for the rest of the tournament,” said San Miguel head coach Leo Austria. MACAU—San Miguel, despite missing three of its starters, hammered down CBA’s Shenzhen, 90-76, in the group stages of the East Asia Super League: The Terrific 12 Tuesday at Tap Seac Sports Pavilion here.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist