‘I love you forever’: Heartbroken Sean Manganti bids Adamson goodbye

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college It’s almost ironic that the man who consistently broke University of the Philippines’ heart got his soul crushed by the very team he had a knack of hurting.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I just hope I can be remembered that I left it all on the floor, I gave it all to Adamson, I gave my heart to Adamson, and I sacrificed everything for Adamson no matter what,” said Manganti.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia He made the game-winner in the Soaring Falcons’ 73-71 first round win in Season 80 and he replicated that feat in the two teams’ first meeting in Season 81 for Adamson’s 69-68 victory.His last dagger was when he drilled a clutch three that stopped UP’s 22-7 run and help the Soaring Falcons to an 80-72 win in the second round of Season 81.A man of Manganti’s caliber surely drew fear among the Fighting Maroons, but his last game against UP was a complete struggle as he finished with six points, on 1-of-7 shooting, five rebounds, three assists, and four turnovers.He was also in foul trouble at the start of the game, getting whistled twice in the first quarter alone.Still, Manganti hopes that Adamson’s community will remember him as a fighter.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Andray Blatche decries ‘very unprofessional way’ Gilas left him off roster After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:51BCDA: P13-B deal with Malaysia firm for New Clark City project aboveboard03:53Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of ‘unconditional love’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 Sean Manganti bid goodbye to Adamson University after Soaring Falcons lost to the Fighting Maroons, 89-87, in a heartbreaker in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Final Four Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Left in tears and carrying a bevy of emotions, Manganti was the personification of grief as he walked out of the Big Dome having played his last game in the UAAP.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“I love you forever,” said Manganti of Adamson. “The school and the team will always be a big part of me, they are the reasons for who I am today. They have shaped me into the man I am today and I hope the feeling is mutual.”Manganti had struck terror on UP for both Season 80 and 81 as he knocked down clutch basket after clutch basket to beat the Maroons.last_img read more

‘Democratic Governance Creates Impartial Court System’

first_imgChief Justice Francis S. Korkpor on Saturday, November 25, reminded members of the Liberian National Bar Association (LNBA) that a democratic governance system creates an impartial court system and a stable environment in which more responsive businesses can flourish to meet the public’s needs.Chief Justice Korkpor said because democracy demands the popular will of the people expressed through frequent and competitive free and fair elections, it compels elected leaders to be more inclined to respond to social needs.“Democracy has checks and balances based on the flow of information, transparency, less corruption, smooth leadership and succession and more predictable, firmer commitment to the rule of law,” he said. “Economic development is essential for maintaining a stable government capable of providing goods and services.” Addressing the opening of the three day annual National Convention of the Liberian National Bar Association held in the conference hall of the Peace Empire Hotel in Ganta City, Nimba County, he deliberated on the theme “Enhancing Economic Integration, Rule of Law and Democratic Governance in West Africa.”The occasion brought together over 400 legal practitioners from across the country and also from Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and the ECOWAS Court.Justice Korkpor said stronger economic ties between countries lead to political cooperation which can help resolve conflicts peacefully and bring about stability. The more integrated the economies of countries become, the fewer the trade barriers and the better the economic and political coordination there is between member countries, he said.On the rule of law, Justice Korkpor indicated that individuals and authorities within the state, whether public or private, should be bound by and entitled to the benefits of laws fully administered in the courts of competent jurisdiction whose independence is absolute and not subject to any power or influence.“This requires a strong legal system in which rules are clearly well-understood and fairly enforced; and all rights, including property and contracts rights, are respected,” the Chief Justice noted.“It also requires that the powers of the state be derived from and limited either by legislation enacted by a legislature or judicial decision made by independent courts.”He said the rule of law is the key driver of regional integration that regulates the relationship between the state and individuals with pre-established laws; and the state, no less than the individuals it governs, must be the subject of the state.The chief justice said, though there are differences in the legal systems and regimes of the countries of the sub-region, there should be cooperation on acceptable regional and international legal framework that is necessary to fight economic, financial and other crimes which are associated with integration and globalization.“This is where our bar and the legal bar of member states of the region can play key roles, working together both on uniformity and a common pursuit,” Justice Korkpor stated.The President of LNBA Cllr. Moses Paegar expressed great happiness over the high turnout and the presence of the four justices of the Supreme Court and said the LNBA under his administration will be proactive in its dealings with members.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Govt stands firm in its position

first_imgControversial Broadcast Bill… rules out consultations with broadcastersWhile the President is yet to assent to the Broadcast Bill 2017, the Government is holding firm to its position that it will not hold consultations with broadcasters who will be affected, before the Bill becomes law.Broadcasters have been clamouring for meaningful consultations on the Bill, asMinister of State Joseph Harmonsome of its clauses have been deemed ‘oppressive’. The political Opposition and international agencies have also expressed the need for consultations.However, during a post-Cabinet press briefing on Friday, Minister of State Joseph Harmon ruled out Government consulting with broadcasters before the Bill becomes law.“No there is no possibility (for) that. I mean you’re speaking to the quality of the consultation, not to the fact that there were consultations. It is not for me in any capacity to say that the National Assembly, having debated and voted on this matter, that any individual can come and say stop it.”“Unless something is egregiously (wrong), is not in keeping with the law, which the Attorney General (Basil Williams) can advise that this is not in keeping with the law and (he) advises to that effect. But as far as I am aware, nothing like that has taken place.”Broadcasters had called on the Government to delay passing the Bill untilPresident David Grangermeaningful consultations were held with them. A letter to this effect was dispatched to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo. The Minister, however, argued that consultations were indeed carried out.“There’s always consultation. And so the Broadcast Bill was subject to that type of consultation. Once it goes through the National Assembly (and) the debate was completed, the Clerk of the National Assembly (Sherlock Issacs) submits the draft for consent to my office.”He noted that it is then sent to the Attorney General, who then verifies “that the law is the true reflection of what happened in the National Assembly and it then goes as a recommendation for (the President) to assent.”However, the political Opposition has for some time argued that the broad cast bill infringes on a number of legal, constitutional rights of broadcasters. For one, the Opposition has said that the Bill threatens proprietary rights guaranteed in Article 142 of the Constitution.The article guarantees that the private property of individuals could not be acquired by the State without adequate compensation being paid to the owner of the property. In addition, the Opposition has argued that the Bill tramples on Article 146 of the Constitution, which guarantees freedom of expression.It is on this basis, and the fact that the Guyana Press Association, Reporters Without Borders and other local and international groups opposed the Bill, that the Opposition had promised to mount a challenge in court.The BillPart two of the Bill sets out that broadcast agencies will be mandated to broadcast public service programmes for a total of up to one hour daily. Broadcast agencies will be airing these public service programmes free of cost and as requested by the Government between 06:00h and 22:00h.The Bill also states that the GNBA reserves the right to direct a broadcaster to broadcast emergency notices for any length of time. This can even be done during peak or prime advertising time.A broadcaster will have the right to file a complaint with the GNBA within 24 hours of being asked to broadcast a programme free of cost if, in the agency’s judgment, it is not considered a public service broadcast programme.But there is a warning for broadcasters daring to oppose the legislation: the Bill states that any broadcaster the GNBA finds to have “arbitrarily refused” to broadcast a public service broadcast programme without lodging a complaint has committed an offence.Even before its passage, broadcasters have already come out in opposition to the new proposed measures. Using its seat majority, however, the Government had forged ahead with its passage over the Opposition from the other side of the house.last_img read more

Cougars can’t catch prey

first_imgGFF Elite League season III…Cougars Football Club (FC) suffered their 13th defeat in their debut season of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Elite League on Sunday night.Their 6-0 thrashing came at the hands of Ann’s Grove United FC, who had a good night in the double-header feature at the National Track and Field Centre (NTFC), Leonora, West Coast Demerara.Ryan Seales and Dwight Peters both recorded doubles for the side, currently ranked eighth in the 10-team tournament. Steve Francis and Ryan Jacobs netted the other two goals in the one-sided affair.In the first match of the double header, Milerock and New Amsterdam United settled for a point each in a stalemate.On Friday last, Western Tigers suffered another setback to their title hopes after playing to a 1-1 draw with Buxton United.Paul Kingston fired the East Coast boys ahead early in the eighth minute before Daniel Wilson equalised in the 38th minute.Meanwhile, Milerock FC got past Cougars 3-0 in the first match on Friday.last_img read more

Starlets beat Swazis to book Zimbabwe in COSAFA semi

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Starlets players celebrate one of their goals in the match against Mauritius. PHOTO/COSAFANAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 18- Mercy Achieng’s sublime 89th minute goal handed Kenya’s Harambee Starlets a 1-0 win over Swaziland to book a date with hosts Zimbabwe in the semi-final of the COSAFA Women’s Championship on Thursday.The game was seemingly headed for a barren draws, but Achieng’ who had a goal previously overlooked ensured that Starlets finished the group stages with a 100 percent record. “It was a good result for us to end group stage matches with nine points. It is a positive show. This was a very tactical game and Swaziland were coming at us because wanted to win. In the second half we had to go with speed and it paid off,” Starlets head coach Richard Kanyi said after the game.Looking ahead to the Thursday semis; “Zimbabwe is a good team they are the hosts. We know it will be tough because  the fans will be behind them and it will be all about mental strength and team character.”Swaziland had to play almost 30 minutes of the match with 10 ladies after their star player Celine Nkambule was shown a straight red for a high boot on Pauline Musungu.Juliet Andibo of Kenya challenged by Phumzile Dlamini of Swaziland during the 2017 COSAFA Women’s Championship football match between Kenya and Swaziland at Barbourfields Stadium, Bulawayo on 18 September 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePixStarlets had enjoyed good support from the home crowd who in the least wanted a draw or a Kenyan win to ensure that the hosts went through to the last four as the best loser. Had Swaziland won, then they would have progressed at the expense of the hosts.Kenya had already assured themselves of a slot in the semis with any kind of result as they had done enough to see them at worst qualifying as the best losers.They went into the game with no pressure and it told with head coach Richard Kanyi making eight changes to the team that won 11-0 against Mauritius on Saturday. Skipper Wendy Achieng was missing from the tie serving a one match suspension after picking two yellows in the first two games.Swaziland was the team under pressure and they worked hard to try and open up the Kenyan defense to get in at least one goal to put them into the driving seat. However, they could not find the right combination.Nqobile Dlamini of Swaziland challenged by Esther Nandika of Kenya during the 2017 COSAFA Women’s Championship football match between Kenya and Swaziland at Barbourfields Stadium, Bulawayo on 18 September 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePixIn the 38th minute, Singa Martins was through on goal after breaking into the box, but Juliet Auma pulled a timely tackle to block the ball for a corner.In the second half, Kenya upped the pace and six minutes in, Phoebe Awiti should have had her name on the score sheet but after being put through by Janet Bundi failed to beat Swaziland keeper Sokohlule Sibandze one on one.Swaziland’s efforts were handed a huge blow in the 63rd minute when Nkambule was red carded, though it looked like a harsh decision.Keeper Sibandze, later named man-of-the match in the tie kept Swaziland in the game and in the 67th minute made another superb stop to deny Bundi’s shot from the right after being put through by Cherish Avilia.Five minutes later, the shot stopper did well again to save one on one from Mwanahalima Adam who had just come on for Bundi, spreading her body well on the ground to block a definite goal-bound effort.Goal scorer Achieng thought she had broken the deadlock in the 75th minute when her thunderous shot from the edge of the area came off the underside of the bar and past the line, but the ball bounced back into play and the ref waved play on.anet Bundi of Kenya during the 2017 COSAFA Women’s Championship football match between Kenya and Swaziland at Barbourfields Stadium, Bulawayo on 18 September 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePixThree minutes later, Achieng had another opportunity after a one-two change of passes with Owiti, but her eventual shot was well collected by Sibandze. On the opposite end, Kenyan keeper Pauline Adhiambo was called into action with a superb flying save to deny Sanga.Achieng seemed to have saved the best for last when she broke free at the edge of the box from another one-two change of passes with Carolyne Anyango and noticing the Swaziland keeper off her line chipped the ball over delightfully.Kenya is the only team in the tournament to go through to the semis with a 100 percent record.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Saudis say 208 terrorist suspects arrested

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe kingdom, which is the birth place of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, has been waging a heavy crackdown on al-Qaida militants since a 2003 wave of attacks on foreigners here. Wednesday’s announcement indicated that al-Qaida and other Islamic extremists were still actively attempting to destabilize the monarchy, which holds a quarter of the world’s proven oil reserves. In other arrests, the Interior Ministry said 112 Saudis were taken into custody for links and “coordination with outside circles” to assist in smuggling them to “troubled areas” – Saudi shorthand for Iraq and Afghanistan – for training, after which the men would have come back for attacks inside the kingdom. RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday that it had arrested 208 suspected terrorists in six cells and thwarted several planned attacks in the kingdom’s largest terror sweep to date. Among the plots, the Interior Ministry said, the capture of eight al-Qaida-linked suspects “pre-empted an imminent attack on an oil installation” in the country’s east, which is home to most Saudi petroleum reserves. A ministry statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency said the eight were led by a non-Saudi man, who was among those arrested. Eighteen other suspects led by a non-Saudi missile expert were arrested for “planning to smuggle eight missiles into the kingdom to carry out terrorist operations,” the statement said. last_img read more

‘If Man City can’t be champions we must fight for top four place’ – Fernandinho

first_imgFernandinho has conceded the Premier League title is out of Manchester City’s control.The Brazil midfielder was frustrated after City dropped two points against relegation-threatened Norwich in a goalless draw at Carrow Road on Saturday.Manuel Pellegrini’s side are fourth, nine points behind leaders Leicester, who play Newcastle on Monday.Results elsewhere will determine who wins the title, according to Fernandinho. But he believes it is imperative that City, even if the trophy is beyond them, secure Champions League qualification for next season with a place in the top four.City are just two points clear of fifth-placed West Ham.“Everyone is disappointed about the result. The performance wasn’t what’s expected, but we have to look forward,” Fernandinho told City TV.“It’s tough to drop points like that. We have nine games to play and, even if we don’t have the chance to be champions, we have to finish in the top four.“There is always a chance [of the title], especially with this team. No one gives up, fight to the end. We need to wait for other results to see what position we’ll be in at the end of the weekend.” 1 Fernandinho sinks to his knees during the 1-1 draw at Norwich City last_img read more


first_imgSimply click on the video to play.DDTV: AN GHAELTACHT AG TEACHT GO LEITIR CEANAINN DRAMA “CUAIRT AN UACHTARAIN” was last modified: June 26th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTVlast_img read more


first_imgA pub owner who welcomed Government Ministers and other VIPs to Donegal’s famous MacGill Summer School this week is fuming after she was told she is facing a €5,000 for not having a proper smoking area.Carmel Doherty of Keeney’s Bar in Glenties was left outraged after she was hit with the fine and told to close her smoking area on Thursday afternoon.The same smoking area has been operating at the pub for the past 10 years and has been visited by numerous environmental health officers who passed it. Ms Doherty said her pub has been visited by hundreds of summer school devotees over the years including playwright Brian Friel, former RTE boss Dr.Joe Mulholland, Dr Garrett Fitzgerald and former Tanaiste Mary Coughlan.The theme of this year’s summer school, which ended yesterday (FRI) was ‘The first 100 days – The next Five years.’However Ms Doherty said the country is now being strangled by legislation when small business should be encouraged.The businesswoman has also been serving sandwiches and baguettes to MacGill Summer School crowds but was also told to stop because her kitchen was too small. The bar does operate both a food and drinks license.She became so angry that she put a sandwich board outside her premises to protest at the fine.The sign reads “No Food Served Here today due to over regulation.”Ms Doherty said she and her husband are not sleeping because they are trying to find ways of getting the money to pay the €5,000 fine.“Just up the street we had the Taoiseach and Government Ministers trying to find out ways of getting the country back on track. “And here I am being fined up to €5,000 because of fussy laws when I am trying my best to get by.“I have just paid a VAT bill of more than €4,000 and it’s no secret that pubs are struggling to get customers in.“This smoking area has been passed by numerous health environmental heath officers over the years but now they claim it is not good enough and have said I am facing a €5,000 and ordered me to close it down,” she said.She added that she now had no choice but to tell her customers to smoke outside the front of her bar. “Glenties was the first national winner of the National Tidy Towns competition and it is a beautiful town.“But my customers will be left with no option but to stand out at the front door and throw their cigarette butts onto the street when we have a perfectly proper smoking area out the back.“For me that just doesn’t make sense and it’s bureaucracy gone mad,” she said.A spokesperson for HSE West said they do not comment on individual cases but that all smoking areas are governed by legislation and conditions introduced in 2004.(Pictures by kind permission of Sean McHugh)EndsGLENTIES BUSINESSWOMAN FUMING OVER SMOKING BAN SNUB DURING MACGILL SUMMER SCHOOL was last modified: July 30th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CARMEL DOHERTYKEENEY’S BARMACGILL SUMMER SCHOOLlast_img read more

Top stories of 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Our web site keeps track of the stories that generate the most interest and at the end of the year we like to review the top stories to gain insight into how to better serve readers of our web and print content and our radio listeners. Plus, it is always fun to see which story comes out on top. To revisit all of these favorite web stories and videos in the last year, look for “2018 top stories of the year” on the right side of this web page. In addition to these top posts, other noteworthy drivers of web traffic in 2018 included the Ohio and Pro Farmer crop tours, the Ohio State Fair livestock show results, and Between the Rows. Weather challenges, the tough farm economy, and all things draft horse also garnered major web traffic in the last 12 months. Here are the 10 most popular stories of 2018. Update on Miami Valley Feed and Grain spill cleanup effortsLate one Sunday night Sam Sutherly got a catastrophic phone call he never wanted.“When I got the phone call I just said, ‘Oh that’s nice.’ I turned to my wife and said, ‘I really don’t want to go.’”The Sutherly family owns Miami Valley Feed and Grain in New Carlisle where a grain tank collapsed late on Jan. 21, spilling around 365,000 bushels of corn worth over $1.25 million. The wave of corn washed over the grounds, leveled multiple buildings and buried Route 571. The road had to be closed. Power was lost but restored fairly quickly by Dayton Power and Light. After much hard work, things were up and running again for harvest this fall at Miami Feed and Grain. Wayne County Fair evacuates: Livestock heads to Richland CountyThe deluge of water for much of Ohio in 2018 showed up in full force for the Wayne County Fair that had to be evacuated due to rising flood concerns. Fortunately the surrounding community stepped up to help and the exhibitors still got to show their livestock despite the challenges from Mother Nature. Rut of a different natureFew harvests around Ohio were mud-free in 2018. In what was a very wet year in general for the state, the harvest season continued the trend. This left no shortage of ruts, stuck equipment and frustrated farmers and the wet weather pushed harvest very late into the year. Ty Higgins gathered up some of the muddy photos to share online because harvest misery loves company. A farmer’s promise and farm wife’s revengeThis clever poem points out the ills of expanding the farm inventory prior to renovating the wife’s dream kitchen. Logan County family finds hole in farm field 40 feet deepA Logan County family made an interesting discovery in one of their farm fields this spring in preparation for planting. Lucas Yoesting, 15, was riding his dirt bike on his family’s rural-Zanesfield property when he noticed a large hole in one of the fields“It goes straight down,” said Sunny Yoesting. “You can see and hear the water below running. Two fires, a Fayette County hog farm and the beloved Darke County Fair hog barn were lost this year.Two of the year’s top stories involve unfortunate hog barn fires — a commercial facility in Fayette County and a revered old building at the Darke County Fair. Approximately 5,000 hogs wer killed in the Fayette County fire and the memories, architecture and history of the grand, old building at the Darke County fair is not replaceable. Mystery of the Ohio FFA jacket in ItalyJust how does an Ohio FFA jacket end up being worn by a local on the streets of Florence, Italy? The answer is worth a read. Director Daniels reflects on service to Ohio agriculture after his last day on the jobIt is no secret that Ohio agriculture and the Kasich Administration were at odds leading up to the governor signing an executive order to implement increased farm regulations in targeted watersheds by declaring them distressed. This tension led to extensive #WaterDrama18. Caught in the middle of all of the drama was the Ohio Department of Agriculture. This eventually led to the dismissal of Director David Daniels just weeks before the November elections. Daniels shared his thoughts. Pleasant Valley Poultry: An Amish processor to crow aboutOCJ field reporter Mike Ryan visited the hills of Amish country outside of Baltic to write a story about Pleasant Valley Poultry. The business meets a huge statewide demand for both poultry producers and meat shop patrons. The custom processing facility and retail store have flourished from the onset of the business. Kasich announces executive order directed at agriculture and water qualityThis is the story that kicked off #WaterDrama18 after Governor John Kasich signed an executive order to take action on water quality in Lake Erie with Ohio’s agriculture in the crosshairs. After staunch agricultural opposition and some political wrangling on both sides of the issue, the debate has been tabled until the start of the DeWine Administration.last_img read more