Baldwin says Blue Eagles ‘don’t have killer instinct’

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ateneo clinches Final Four spot, dominates NU Ateneo may be on top of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball standings but head coach Tab Baldwin said there’s still more to be desired of his team’s performance.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Blue Eagles own a 9-2 record but for the past two games shown considerable weak points especially in the second half.Baldwin said his team lacks the killer instinct required to end games quickly and easily.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“It’s our attitude when we have a big lead, it’s not just the start of the third, it could be the start of the fourth,” said Baldwin after Ateneo’s 79-64 win over National University Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“We dropped our mentality for sure and we don’t have a killer instinct and for sure it’s something we’ll continue to talk about.” View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “We’ve got to have a bench that wants to go over with the same attitude and we’ve got to get starts that want to go back with the same hunger,” said Baldwin. “[Losing momentum in the half] is not an uncommon problem for teams but it’s something we have to clearly identify and work on.” Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Ateneo had strong starts against the Bulldogs and University of the East but looked to lag once the second half started.The Blue Eagles held a 44-20 lead in the second quarter against the Bulldogs but allowed NU to cut the margin to 12 points, 55-43.A similar incident also happened in the defending champions’ last game against the Red Warriors when they held a 57-24 lead after the first half before watching UE outscore them 27-16 in the third quarter.The Blue Eagles held on for the 90-70 win but Baldwin was adamant that his team’s performance in the second half isn’t up to par to his expectations.Baldwin even mentioned the team’s 63-60 first round loss against Far Eastern University in a game the Blue Eagles started with an 18-3 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Player of the Week: Standhardinger gives life to San Miguel’s playoff bid

first_imgLATEST STORIES Harris sparks Nuggets to win over depleted Pelicans Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo may have finally made his debut for San Miguel this conference last week but it was still Christian Standhardinger who led the Beermen’s march to the 2018 Governors’ Cup playoffs.As if Standhardinger isn’t doing enough, he even managed to up the ante in the Beermen’s last two wins over NorthPort and Rain or Shine.ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ The Fil-German big man averaged import-like numbers of 21.5 points and 20 rebounds to help San Miguel clinch a quarterfinals spot after a rocky start.Standhardinger, who earned his second Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award this conference, posted 21 points and 22 rebounds in the Beermen’s 114-107 victory over the Batang Pier on Wednesday in Antipolo.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 ChrissHe followed it up with 22 points, 18 rebounds and four assists in a 109-97 win over the Elasto Painters in Biñan, Laguna on Sunday.The Beermen are currently in sixth place with a 6-4 record. They close out their elimination round schedule against the Meralco Bolts on Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. View commentslast_img read more

White helps No. 7 UNC beat No. 17 UCLA in Vegas

first_imgNorth Carolina’s Cameron Johnson (13) drives the ball around UCLA’s Prince Ali (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)LAS VEGAS — North Carolina trailed for most of its game against UCLA, but with a potentially disastrous trip to Las Vegas looming, the seventh-ranked Tar Heels kept being aggressive offensively — and it paid off.Coby White had 19 points and eight assists, Luke Maye added 16 points and eight rebounds and North Carolina beat No. 17 UCLA 94-78 in the consolation game of the Las Vegas Invitational on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Kenny Williams scored 15 points as five Tar Heels reached double figures and North Carolina (6-1) settled for a split in its Las Vegas trip after losing to Texas on Thursday.“We were effective defensively with our intensity,” said North Carolina coach Roy Williams, whose Tar Heel teams had lost three straight in Las Vegas. “We didn’t have as many turnovers today. We didn’t guard the 3-point line that we wanted to. It was a big game in that we have three teams in the top five or six in our next five games. We played better today.”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 ChrissCameron Johnson and Nassir Little each had 14 points for the Tar Heels, who play at No. 9 Michigan next Wednesday.Kris Wilkes led UCLA (4-2) with 22 points as he converted 7 of 10 from the field. Jaylen Hands added 14 points and nine assists, while Cody Riley had 11 points and nine rebounds for the Bruins, who lost both Las Vegas games. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “Leaky was huge for us,” Williams said. “Leaky made some big shots. He still needs more time on the court.”UCLA started quick, hitting its first six shots and never trailing in the first half. The Bruins’ largest advantage was 11 with 7:33 left in the half. UCLA finished the half shooting 52 percent from the field and led 46-41 at intermission.“After getting smacked last night, I thought we responded really well,” Alford said. “But when Carolina tightened things up, we didn’t handle that well. We now have four games at home, and we got to learn to get better.”The Bruins host Hawaii next Wednesday.North Carolina now leads the all-time series 9-3 in a game between teams that have combined for 18 national championships.This is the teams’ third meeting in five years. North Carolina defeated UCLA in 2015 at Brooklyn, 89-76, and 2014 in the Bahamas, 75-65.Cameron Johnson went over the 1,000-point mark in the Tar Heels’ loss to Texas on Thursday. He is the 77th Tar Heel to reach the mark. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Thanks to 53 percent shooting in the second half, North Carolina took the lead for good, 63-62, on a dunk by Little with 11:58 left in the game.UCLA freshman center Moses Brown fouled out with 7:40 left. He finished with seven points and four rebounds.“He’s got to learn,” said UCLA coach Steve Alford, whose team lost to Michigan State late Thursday. “He’s got to learn and look at this tape. We need him out there for 22 minutes, not eight minutes.”Despite both teams playing two games within 20 hours, both shot well from the field, especially from 3-point range. North Carolina was 30 of 60, including 11 of 23 from 3-point range, while the Bruins were 10 of 22 from 3-point range.White got into trouble committing his fourth foul with 7:10 left, but Leaky Black, who had five points, filled in nicely.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Horford out with sore left knee, Morris starts in his place Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Pacers hire NBA’s 1st female assistant general manager

first_imgShe spent 19 seasons as the top executive of the WNBA’s Indiana Fever and helped oversee Indiana’s new NBA2K league team. She also served as the WNBA’s first director of basketball operations, as an assistant commissioner for the Southwest Conference and on USA Basketball’s women’s senior national team committee.“My past experience has shown me that building winning teams and elite level culture is not based on gender — it is based on people and processes,” Krauskopf said in a statement released by the team. “I am excited to join the Pacers as we continue building the best NBA franchise in the business.”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 midseason move comes at a key moment for the Pacers.They have won seven straight to tie the Milwaukee Bucks for the Central Division lead heading into Monday’s games. They are tied with two-time defending champion Golden State for the fourth-best winning percentage in the league, trailing only Toronto, Milwaukee and Denver. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “She is very well respected in all basketball circles and she has great knowledge of our entire operation, so when we looked at this position, it made complete sense to just look in our own building,” Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard said. “We think she will be a great asset to myself, general manager Chad Buchanan and senior vice president of basketball operations Peter Dinwiddie as we pursue our goal of building a winning team for our state and our city.”Women are a becoming a bigger part of the NBA. Kristi Toliver was recently hired as an assistant in Washington and Chasity Melvin is an assistant with Charlotte’s G League affiliate in Greensboro, North Carolina. Becky Hammon is now a veteran of the coaching staff in San Antonio, and Natalie Sago and Ashley Moyer-Gleich made their debuts this season as referees.Krauskopf has a reputation for building winners.With the Fever, she constructed a team that made the playoffs 13 times, reached the WNBA Finals three times and won the 2012 title — the only professional basketball title won by a team in Indiana since the 1970s. Krauskopf will walk away from the Fever and the NBA2K league team Jan. 1.“As the architect of one of the WNBA’s most successful franchises, Kelly is a true pioneer in our sport,” team owner Herb Simon said. “I’ve worked with Kelly over the past two decades, so I know her tremendous basketball mind, strong work ethic and proven leadership skills will continue to be of great benefit to our organization.”ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FILE – In this May 9, 2016, file photo, Indiana Fever’s Tamika Catchings jokes with head coach Stephanie White, right, and Kelly Krauskopf, president and general manager, during WNBA basketball media day in Indianapolis. The Indiana Pacers have hired Kelly Krauskopf as their new assistant general manager, making her the first woman in league history to hold the title. Krauskopf has a long history with the franchise. She spent 19 seasons as the top executive of the WNBA’s Indiana Fever and helped oversee Indiana’s new NBA2K league team. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers have hired Kelly Krauskopf as their new assistant general manager, making her the first woman in league history to hold the title.Krauskopf has a long history with the franchise.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Stephen Curry becomes 5th Warrior with 15,000 regular-season pointslast_img read more

No. 1 seed at stake for Alab PH, Formosa

first_imgIn the midst of their toughest stretch of the season, San Miguel Alab Pilipinas has little time to sulk.On the heels of their worst loss of the ABL Season 9, the reigning champions try to get back on track immediately as they battle the Formosa Dreamers on Sunday night in a matchup that could determine which team gets the top seeding in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption PJ Ramos finished with 24 points and nine rebounds, while Josh Urbiztondo tallied 16 points on five triples, but the Filipinos sorely missed Balkman’s all-around game as they fell to 18-6, just half a game behind the Dreamers.A win by Formosa against Alab will push the Taiwanese team ahead in the race for the No. 1 seeding.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Game time is at 8 p.m. at Santa Rosa Multi Purpose Sports Complex in Santa Rosa, Laguna, where Alab has not lost in nine games this season.The long and exacting grind is taking a toll on Alab, which missed import Renaldo Balkman and key players like Brandon Rosser, Lawrence Domingo and JR Alabanza in an 84-114 loss to the Macau Black Bears in Foshan, China, on Friday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Filipino ballclub got off to a blazing start, taking an 18-5 lead, but Macau’s Filipino-American guard, Mikh McKinney, and Dewarick Spencer combined for 12 of their team’s 16 triples as the Black Bears rolled over Alab in the next three periods to improve to 13-11.McKinney waxed hot anew, exploding for 43 points, while Spencer poured 42 points for the Black Bears. 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chiefcenter_img MOST READ Amid the grind, staying healthy still top priority for Eduard Folayang Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Tiawon Gongloe Warns against Money Laundering

first_imgThe Center Against Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing in Liberia (CAMTEFIL) has launched a campaign against money laundering and illegal drug trafficking in the country.Speaking at the official launching ceremony of the campaign, held recently at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) on Broad Street, Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe warned public officials to desist from laundering money and drug traffickers in the country.The ceremony was held under the theme: “Capacity Building and Sensitization Campaign against Money Laundering and Illicit Drug and Terrorist Financing in Liberia.”Cllr. Gongloe explained money laundering as a process of taking proceeds of criminal activity and making them to appear clean.  According to him, this is dangerous for any country especially Liberia that is still lacking infrastructures and development.According to Cllr. Gongloe, those infamously known for money laundering are drug traffickers, because “they are eager to generate enough money from their criminal enterprise and their intention is to put the proceeds of criminal conduct into a financial system like people who do legal businesses.”“Some time people engage into ‘white color crimes’ such as corrupt government officials when they convert public money to their own, take bribes, and also carry out money laundering at their various work places,” he stated.According Mr. Gongloe, a drug trafficker or corrupt government official could open a nightclub, a big farm, a transport business, jewelry business and the buying and selling of diamonds with the motive of transforming illegal money to legal money in the society.He stressed that the fight against money laundering is therefore morally justified, but cannot succeed without the collective efforts of all the relevant stakeholders, including law enforcement officers, as well as patriotic citizens.Cllr. Gongloe, who served as Solicitor General, explained that if drug traffickers find themselves in a country where the proceeds of their criminal activities can be easily transformed into good money, they will bring more drugs and the young people will be exposed to drug addiction.”According to him, the feasibility of corrupt officials easily depositing and withdrawing money without being questioned by law enforcers on how much money one can deposit or withdraw could support conversion of public funds into private funds and bribes taken by them into local bank easily.Also speaking, Edwim W. Harris, director, CAMTEFIL, said the fight against money laundering must be seen as a national problem that will help to reduce drug trafficking and other forms of corruption in Liberia.He explained that it was necessary for people in the government and other private sectors to display their assets so as to avoid confusion over their wealth when they leave power.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

President Sirleaf Declares State of Emergency (Full Address)

first_imgMy fellow Liberians,Our nation is currently affected by the deadly Ebola virus, and the disease has now spread to eight (8) counties. Liberia is among three (3) countries experiencing an unprecedented outbreak of the virus — the largest ever since this virus was first discovered. It now poses serious risks to the health, safety, security and welfare of our nation. And beyond the public health risk, the disease is now undermining the economic stability of our country to the tune of millions of dollars in lost revenue, productivity and economic activity.The healthcare system in the country is now under immense strain, and the Ebola epidemic is having a chilling effect on overall healthcare delivery. Out of fear of being infected with the disease, healthcare practitioners are afraid to accept new patients, especially in community clinics all across the country. Consequently, many common diseases, which are especially prevalent during the rainy season, such as malaria, typhoid and common colds, are going untreated and may lead to unnecessary and preventable deaths.The virus currently has no cure and has a fatality rate of up to 90 percent. The aggregate number of cases — confirmed, probable and suspected — in our country has now exceeded five hundred (500), with about 271 cumulative deaths. With 32 deaths among healthcare workers, the death rate among citizens — especially among healthcare workers — is alarming.Two weeks ago, I established a National Task Force, which I chair myself, to respond to this crisis. I instructed all non-essential government staff to stay home for thirty (30) days, ordered the closure of schools and authorized the fumigation of all public buildings. We have shut down markets in affected areas and have restricted movement in others. We have improved our response time and contact tracking, and have begun coordinating with regional and international partners.Despite this and other continuing efforts, the threat continues to grow. Ignorance, poverty, as well as entrenched religious and cultural practices continue to exacerbate the spread of the disease, especially in the counties. The actions allowed by statute under the Public Health Law are no longer adequate to deal with the Ebola epidemic as comprehensive[ly] and holistic[ally] as the outbreak requires. The scope and scale of the epidemic, the virulence and deadliness of the virus now exceed the capacity and statutory responsibility of any one government agency or ministry. The Ebola virus disease, the ramifications and consequences thereof, now constitute an unrest affecting the existent security and well-being of the Republic, amounting to a clear and present danger.The government and people of Liberia require extraordinary measures for the very survival of our State and for the protection of the lives of our people.Now therefore, and by virtue of the powers vested in me as President of the Republic of Liberia, I, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, in keeping with Article 86(a) and (b) of the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia, hereby declare a State of Emergency throughout the Republic of Liberia, effective as of August 6, 2014, for a period of ninety (90) days.Under this State of emergency, the government will institute extraordinary measures, including, if need be, the suspension of certain rights and priveleges. As mandated by the Constitution, I will immediately forward the declaration of the State of Emergency to the National Legislature accompanied by an explanation of the facts and circumstances leading to the declaration.May God bless us all and preserve our great Nation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dual Citizenship: Liberians Everywhere Take Pastor Kortu Brown to Task

first_imgThe Pastor of the New Water in the Desert Assembly (NWIDA), Reverend Dr. Kortu K. Brown, in an article published on our front page yesterday and in our online edition, called on “ordinary Liberians” to stand up against dual citizenship to avoid what he called “recreating the age-old Americo-Liberian Country divide” that plunged the country into a bloody coup and a devastating civil war. But Pastor Brown received swift reactions from Liberians at home and abroad as the following Letters to the Editor from the paper’s online edition indicate. —Editor.Moses Sandy · Top Commenter · Temple University: Mr. Editor, please tell Rev. Brown that his reference to Sierra Leone as one of the many countries in the world without dual citizenship is wrong. Sierra Leone passed its dual citizenship law in 2006. The Reverend is historically wrong.Elijah Kollie · Works at University of Minnesota: This pastor needs to study the History of Liberia before he can make such a comment about the division of Liberia so-called Congor and Native Liberian. This has nothing to do with Native Liberians and Congor Liberians. There are native Liberians and congor Liberians who have naturalized as American citizens and will in no way impact the political and social economic situation of the Liberian government. This is the 21st century, and we have long past the treatment of native Liberian by Americo Liberian as subordinates. We will all be equal in every political and social economic activity. This has nothing to do with class system as was in the past. Therefore pastor you have nothing to fear about. Lots of Liberians will in fact gain from this dual citizenship. Liberians having children by American citizens are automatically American citizens. Liberian Americans will advocate for lots of help for Liberians through their congress men and women to assist Liberia when the need arises. There are lots of Liberians in the military in the United States and other Liberians holding elected positions in the United States and many of us are tax payers as a result, we can influence the political calculations in the United States that will benefit Liberia. Liberians need not to worry about what is in there for them. You have lots to gain than to lose.Nyemade Wani · Top Commenter · University Of Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia campus. Every now and then you get an idiot who defies common sense. This man is afraid that when Liberians come back, they will show that he is not only not a man of God, he is nothing and he wants to continue conning the Liberian people to support him since he has no skills to of anything. And Liberian Observer seems to always put some idiot on their cover. First of all, most of those who fled the war are indigenous people. So you are denying these people their birthright. Second, many of them send their hard earned cash to your parishioners so you can sit on your fat butt and do nothing but chase the women in your church and eat. Shut up because you have absolutely nothing to contribute. As a Liberian what have you done to bring your people up? Who do you think galvanized the US and send hundreds of things to Liberia during the Ebola crisis? Nyemade Wani · Top Commenter · University Of Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia campus:  countries that have dual citizenship and the world has not ended. : United States, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Australia, France, Ghana, Greece, Granada, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Ivory Coast, Togo, Tunisia, United Kingdom, South Africa, Switzerland, Panama, Nigeria, Hong Kong, Belgium, Barbados, Chile, Egypt, Finland, Italy, Pakistan, Peru, Sweden and the list goes on. These countries are far better than Liberia so what the hell are you talking about? And for your information Zimbabwe is a dying country with more than 3 million Zimbabweans living in South Africa.Livingstone Gongor · Pottsville, Pennsylvania: Why it is true that there are fewer countries in the world that don’t accept dual citizenship, but most of the world’s countries embarrass dual citizenship. I think pastor Brown has to take into consideration that the world we live in now is a global village. There are many developed nations that embarrass dual citizenship. Like for example the few countries he named are all developing countries. So therefore I think pastor Brown has to do more research and try to compare why many countries that have dual citizenship are in fact developed than those that opposed dual citizenship. The idea of dual citizenship is to let citizens choose where they can live freely and progress in life. I know he’s thinking that these people do not love their countries but in the flip side they do. I can challenge Pastor Brown to check the record as to how the Liberian’s economy is growing. He is benefitting from Liberian living overseas directly or indirectly. If he’s so afraid of people having divided loyalty then make sure to have a tougher law that is enforced. I mean people should respect every law regardless of which country one lives in. If he wants to only grant partial rights to people who have dual citizenship then where is the birth right? A true democratic country will grant their citizens the right to free life. If your government dies the right thing you will not have to force people to live in a country.Nyemade Wani · Top Commenter · University Of Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia campus: We cannot listen to a man who wears a dress. The church has been one of the places that has oppressed people over the years. Besides those who were born in Liberia and now live elsewhere, do you really think there is a long line forming to become Liberian citizens. South Africans can travel t the US for 90 days without a visa, Liberians cannot even go to the bathroom in Kenya without visa and they want to say that Liberian passport is so valuable. Let us hear, mehn. You think right now if you in a foreign country and something happen to you, the Liberian government will send in Special Forces to rescue you? Citizenship sonly as strong as the power of the government and Liberia has squat power. Mr. Brown, if the Liberian passport is so valuable, why the long line for DV and for people wanting to go abroad? You better fix your country and start dealing with the corruption. Calling yourself a man of God, oh please.Charles Stevens · University of Liberia: Rev. Brown you want to tell the world that the town of the blind, the one eye man must be the chief ? Make room for other people who can move around the town .foster please stop preaching divide, telling the people the true don’t be afraid, you will still be paster, we love you bringing the worldMoses Sandy · Top Commenter · Temple University: Mr. Editor, please tell Rev. Brown that his reference to Sierra Leone as one of the many countries in the world without dual citizenship is wrong. Sierra Leone passed its dual citizenship law in 2006. The Reverend is historically wrong.Bishop William Snorton Sr. ·Dover, Delaware: I love you Brother Brown, but you have got this wrong.Daa Onenokay · Top Commenter · Works at State of New Jersey: Some pastors are wise and some are stupid.Kla Allison · Cape Palmas HIgh School: I don’t understand why some Liberians will always do and say things with anger and try to disrespect other people. This pastor, as a Liberian, just stated why I he think dual citizenship is not good for Liberia and some people are insulting him. Why can’t you just articulate the important of dual citizenship in Liberia without using insulting words? Responding to someone with insult on this network shows your leave of understanding. Liberians, we can be better than this.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The primordial role of the sugar industry in Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,Whether or not we are inclined to admit it, we cannot deny the fact that British Guiana, now Guyana, is the progenitor of the sugar industry. In this context alone, we need to acknowledge that much respect is due to our forbearers who toiled with sweat and tears to sustain and develop the industry despite the many obstacles that arose from time to time.Even at this stage, centuries later, it is difficult to envision a Guyana without this nodal industry and, therefore, every encouragement and support should be offered to those who are charged with the responsibility of managing the industry. Talk about divestment should not be entertained unless the ‘alternative’ is patently and obviously superior. We should not risk ‘throwing away the baby with the bath-water!’We need to re-commit ourselves to the potential of our sugar industry and to do what it takes to ensure its survival and sustainability.Sincerely,Nowrang Persaudlast_img read more

Independence float parade to move off from Stabroek Square

first_imgThe Jubilee Float Parade set for Independence Day has seen a modification to its route as the National Commemoration Commission has announced that floats taking part in the event will now assemble at the Stabroek Market Square as opposed to Church Street.The Commission had sent out the advisory notifying those who are set to have their costume bands feature at the float parade that they will now be required to gather at the Stabroek Market Square after which the floats will move off East along Brickdam into the D’Urban Park.This is opposed to the recently adjusted route where costumes bands were assembling at the usual junction of Church and Camp Streets, after which they would’ve proceeded west along Church Street to Avenue of the Republic, south into Brickdam and then east along Brickdam, into D’Urban Park.Nonetheless, the provisions remain the same as it relates to students from schools along the route being relocated to other centres to sit their Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) on Independence Day.This float parade is anticipated to be the largest ever as it marks Guyana’s 50th anniversary as an independent nation.As a result of placing emphasis on this celebration, the usual Republic Day Float Parade had been postponed.Thus far, it has been reported that a number of ministries and private and public organisations, have gotten on board in having their floats be part of the grand celebration. With just two days to go, final touches are being made to the floats to have them ready for the road.Overseas support has been flowing as a number of persons from the Diaspora as well as tourists are flying into Guyana to be part of the monumental event. A number of activities to observe the celebration have occurred, but most persons are anticipating the Jubilee Float Parade set for Thursday.last_img read more