The Grand Poopah

first_imgSatiricus was back in his element at the old hangout with Hari and Bungi. They’d been commiserating with Bungi over his uncertainty as to whether there’d be a job waiting for him in the canefields when the new crop began. And having drowned their sorrows, were now ready to solve the world’s problems.“A wha’ me hear ‘bout dis Poopah fella?” queried Bungi. “Me na gat computa fuh see wha’ me a hear about!”“Bungi, why you want to talk about that?” asked Satiricus.“Well, fuss me wan’ fuh know how de maan t’un Poopah?” said Bungi with a puzzled look. “Da na wan big maan in de Chu’ch?”“Very, big, Bungi,” intoned Hari. “Big officials in many countries come together and anoint him with honey and myrrh.”“Wha’ myrrh?” asked Bungi as he signalled for another round. He could afford to be generous since Hari was buying!“That’s not important,” said Satiricus, who really had no idea. “The point is, this is a conspiracy to pull down Guyana because we have our own Grand Poopah.”“Conspiracy?!” Hari almost shrieked. “I saw with my own two eyes the Poopah doing the dirty with two women!”“Really?” interjected Bungi with interest. “An’ yuh can see everyt’ing?”“Don’t be vulgar, fellas,” said Satiricus sanctimoniously. “De Poopah was just healing the women, by touching them.”“But wha’ da gat fuh do wid de Church?” Bungi wanted to know. “Dem na gat rule and regulation?”“Well, that’s the problem,” said Satiricus. “We got our religion from the British, who were very upright. The Poopah is bringing back that good old-time religion.”“Sato, you really believe that nonsense?” demanded Hari. “The man just having a good time with those young women he fooled.”“Hari!!” said Satiricus sternly. “Didn’t you hear those women shouting, “Oh God!! Oh God! ” all the time the Grand Poopah was healing them?”“Really?!” asked Bungi, as he raised his beer “Me na see de tape…but da sound like Church wuk.”last_img read more

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Missing the point…

first_img…and the boat on judiciaryHere we go again! Gridlock! This time it’s on the appointment of the Chancellor and Chief Justice – the two highest officials in the Judiciary. As your Eyewitness has taken pains to belabour, one of the unfortunately unwelcome features of our system of governance is the fusion of the Executive with the Legislative branch – leaving only the Judiciary to prevent a permanent, existential dictatorship after every “democratic” election.If the Executive were to have unfettered power to appoint the members of the Judiciary, then Lord help us!! For this reason, the President can only appoint ordinary judges, who’ve been nominated by the Judicial Service Commission. For the aforementioned two apex officials, there’s a special CONSTITUTIONAL (Art 127 (1) ) feature which brings in the Opposition Leader: he HAS TO AGREE to the nominees of the President. There is absolutely no ambiguity on this one!!This is a critical feature meant to increase the impartiality and integrity of the Judiciary on the assumption that, in a country as fractured as Guyana, there at least ought to be agreement on that final bulwark of our democratic governance by the “two sides”. Recognising, however, that the Opposition Leader and the President might not find agreement on the nominees, and to prevent the former from having an absolute veto on these key appointments, the Constitution makes provision (Art 127 (2) ) for the President to make temporary appointments until agreement can be reached. The selected individuals are said to be “acting”.However, as we found in the last set of appointments, the “acting” appointments lasted for more than a decade!!! Honestly, this doesn’t do the Judiciary any good as far as reinforcing its legitimacy to the populace. Only recently, the President of the CCJ – and our Bar Association — had to bemoan the then status quo, only to have no change when the incumbents retired and new appointments were made. If two generations of Guyanese will not have the experience of witnessing substantive Chancellors and Chief Justices in action, they can be forgiven for believing that that branch of Government is as polarised and partisan as the fused Executive/Legislative branch.On the Opposition Leader’s rejection of the President’s two nominees, the President says he’ll have to seek “legal advice”. From whom? His Attorney General? The fella’s already steered him wrong on so many occasions, in spite of being given five legal “old heads” as advisors!! And advice about what? The President has only one route open to him – the “acting” route. To suggest otherwise, as the President’s spokesperson has done, is only to muddy the judicial waters and further delegitimise the credentials of our Judiciary.Let’s not have our top Justices belittled as being qualified only for the Academy Awards!…on Dutch DiseaseIt’s hard to believe someone can stick their foot into their mouth as often as Raphael “Nassau” Trotman! It’s as if he enjoys hopping around on the solitary foot left!! Addressing the Oil Summit, the man whose Ministry co-sponsored the event told the participants that Guyana’s focus isn’t only on oil, but also on food production to ensure a balanced economy!!He certainly must’ve had the foreigners rolling on the floor laughing their a55 off!! These are business professionals. Before coming to Guyana they would’ve had such thorough briefings on the Guyanese economy as to make Trotman’s head spin!! Every one of them knows that “Dutch Disease” – where other sectors of the economy are neglected in favour of oil — is the existential threat facing Guyana; and that the Government fired over 5,700 workers in agriculture with no plan in place to employ them in alternative food production!!“Nassau” Trotman confirmed he’s all bluff and no substance. ROFLMAO!!!…on adviceOK, so we’re the new kid on the (oil) block. “Nassau” Trotman’s oil contract proved THAT!! But what’s with the President and his oil advisor? Why have a professional available and ignore his advice??Is it all a pappy show …like the sugar CoI?last_img read more

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Chris Stewart – born to sell

first_imgFor as long as he can remember Chris Stewart has had the urge to sell. “Even in my school days, I was always selling,” he reminisced, attributing his salesman instinct to the fact his mother, Barbara, was a trader.However, when Stewart graduated from the North Ruimveldt Multilateral high school, he decided to take a job in the lab at Omai Gold Mines, analysing rock samples to determine where best to dig for gold. His entrepreneurial drive saw him a few years later, working for himself as a taxi driver, but his reputation as a good salesman meant he was the go-to guy for any friend or acquaintance who had items to sell. “I would have them in my trunk and would pop it if anyone needed anything,” he explained.That trunk operation would later evolve into a brick-and-mortar store, C&C Prestigeous Styles, on Regent Street, the commercial centre of Guyana, all thanks to Stewart’s love of hard-to-find American Eagle T-shirts.“I like wearing American Eagle and people would always come up to me and ask me where I got them.” So on a trip to Canada with his wife, he decided to bring back a few T-shirts for resale. Locals’ enthusiastic response made the decision to open a fashion boutique easy for Stewart and he registered his new business on February 12, 2009. His attention to detail, friendly personality and willingness to go the extra mile, as well as his careful selection of trendy styles and pendant for photo shoots showcasing his stock have earned many fans. His Instagram and Facebook profiles are filled with his latest styles on voluptuous models.Now as the fashion-forward boutique continues to celebrate nine years of operation, Stewart is grateful to still be in business, grateful to God and his customers and family.“We have been through the fire – literally,” he smiled ruefully, referring to a fire that almost wiped out the store in 2014. “Sometimes business is tough,” said the young businessman who returned to the taxi operator business, opening up Gemini Taxi Service last year with several cabs to help offset the economic downturn. “Now business is picking up and I am thankful… can’t complain, you know.”The customer appreciation and anniversary sale going on at C&C Prestigeous Styles is plenty evidence of his gratitude.He advises aspiring entrepreneurs to love whatever it is they want to do. “Don’t do it for the money; have heart for the business and make people look good… Don’t jump into business thinking it will be all good: you’ll make a lot of money all the time. There will be good days and there will be bad days, just stick to it.”Contact: 225-2494; 135 Regent Road, Bourda between Cummings & Light Streets above Julius Baby Store; www.instagram.com/ccprestigeousstyles/Want to be featured on the Business Page or know someone who should be or maybe you just have a comment? Contact businesspagegy@gmail.comlast_img read more

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Jockeying…

first_img…for pole positionYour Eyewitness hates saying, “I told you so”!! Well…actually, not really, when it comes to the AFC! From the moment Khemraj Ramjattan joined up with the PNC — after insisting that if he did, the AFC would become “dead meat” — we knew Ramjattan and company –especially his new “company, Moses Nagamootoo — had thrown all principles overboard for what they thought was “pelf and power”.Your Eyewitness had predicted that all they would ever get from the PNC was “larwah”, and boy, have they gotten this in the end!!The AFC just announced that the “talks” to renegotiate a new Accord with the PNC – but mainly to settle the PM candidacy for any new coalition – had foundered on the same rocks your Eyewitness had pointed out the moment the AFC picked Ramjattan for the role. Imagine, the old agreement had EXPIRED, and the AFC was insisting its original terms should hold for the new one!! So why the heck were negotiations for a new agreement needed anyway? Especially when the LGE had exposed the AFC for being not only the predicted “dead meat”, but STINK and ROTTING dead meat at that!But the AFC didn’t only say that the talks had collapsed, according to one report, they issued an ultimatum to the PNC: If their demand wasn’t met, they were going to walk out of the coalition!! Your Eyewitness is willing to bet dollars to donuts that the PNC brass are still ROLTF+LTAO – rolling on the floor laughing their asses off at that “threat”!!Right off the bat, the question is: “Who from the AFC is even THREATENING to walk??” Trotman, at the head table, for sure ain’t going nowhere. Negotiator Patterson wasn’t even AT the table!!Note how carefully Trotman parsed his comment: “I don’t see a better alternative to the Coalition, compromise has to be found on both sides. We have to do what is best in the national interest.” Nothing about sticking with his bete noir Ramjattan!! The question you may have, dear reader, is how come your Eyewitness knew what was going to happen so early in the day?? And the answer is: he knows the PNC!! They may call themselves PNCR or APNU or the Vatican, but one thing they can’t change is their nature; and that nature is “PNC don’t share no power”!!Burnham never did with the UF, nor with Cheddi Jagan even after the latter gave him “critical support”. He exemplified in the PNC what’s been dubbed “the iron law of oligarchy”: In any organisation, power will inevitably accrete in a single person or small group.And in the PNC, that ain’t never gonna be no outsider!!Ramjattan, gwan da side!! You’ve been poled!!…for rigging positionAs your Eyewitness has been saying, the moment the new GECOM Chair made that decision to not scrap the H2H completely, or allow it to be completed, he smelled a rat. First of all, since the PPP hadn’t participated in the exercise, they’d always have a reason to object in the courts if the data were used. But this would mean a delay in the election’s date – which is what the PNC wants, especially since it would be precipitated by the PPP!! Like having your election and rigging it too!!Then there was the decision to encode and print out the 370,000 names gathered from the aborted H2H exercise. To what end? The PNC’s Vincent Alexander said to use it as a “comparator” – that is, as a “standard” for comparing the names on the PLE!!! And how would this “comparator” process work? Electronically? Hanging it outside GECOM offices for the citizens to scrutinise like the C&O exercise used on the PLE??We still don’t know! But what we know is “Something’s rotten in the state of GECOM!!…for obesity and a heart attackWe spent $10.9 BILLION annually on imported snacks. Imagine that!! Just look at the waist sizes of the folks when you visit the mall, and you’ll see where it ends up!!last_img read more

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Bringing it together…

first_img…for togethernessWhile the move might’ve been forced by circumstances, the end result of combining the Ministry of Social Cohesion with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport is rather serendipitous. Or maybe somebody up there is reading your humble Eyewitness. After all, just last week, he looked at the total togetherness of the Guyanese people – especially the youths – at the Warriors’ matches at Providence and suggested that the Ministry of Social Cohesion might learn a thing or two about its mission from Cricket Culture!!And now – as they say, lo and behold!! – Social Cohesion’s been merged with Youth, Sport and Culture!! And the fella at the helm’s the perfect man for the job…low-keyed; focused; and, not insignificantly, neither of Indian or African descent! One of the intractable impediments in Guyana’s progress – in any area of national life – is incumbent Ministers are supposed to have a more sympathetic ear to their “own” constituency. And in Guyana that’s always a zero-sum proposition, since each of the two major constituencies wants to always have it “their way”!With Norton at the helm of Culture, and Amerindian Heritage Month nigh upon us, maybe at long last there will be some real focus on the Culture of the Indigenous peoples of this land. And maybe we’ll be able to cheer not just the Warriors at Providence Stadium, but the Original Warriors of Guyana, and forget our interminable squabble on the coast between African and Indian Guyanese.Right off the bat, with global warming getting just the boost it needs for tipping us over into an era of raised sea levels by Donald Trump, it’s past high time (not to mention high tide) for us moving our capital from its rather precarious present perch six feet below the sea. Rupununi anyone? Hey, why not? The effort to construct a new capital should really make us “cohere” as a nation to service burgeoning Brazil. With the Georgetown-Lethem Highway, getting to our new capital should be no problem from the “Deep Water Harbour” that Georgetown will become!Then there are the cultural aspects. Slavery and indentureship ruined our Afro and Indo citizens by forcing them to become mere automatons in the Western capitalist drive to extract profits from our land. They live by the clock after all those lashes by drivers and overseers, and are made to feel guilty when they aren’t “producing”. Under the more laid-back culture of our original peoples, it’ll be “Hakuna Matata” all day!! No worries; no fear!! Live in communion with Mother Nature; use just what we need to live, and just be happy!!Your Eyewitness just hopes Minister Norton seizes the opportunity presented!!…on natural catastrophesYour Eyewitness has become transfixed with the unfolding tragedy in Houston, Texas, pounded by Hurricane Harvey. Such floods! Such destruction! Such drama!! Point of the matter is: Texas isn’t the only place inundated by record breaking floods. Earlier in the month, there were even more massive deluges in Nepal and Northern India, with hundreds dying and entire villages being washed away. Did we see them in such granular detail like we’re seeing the Texans, so we can empathise at a human level?Not in this life!! Hundreds die in India and Nepalese floods and that’s a statistic…eight die in Texas, and that’s a tragedy inscribed on the conscience of the world. Now don’t get your Eyewitness wrong…even one death is to be mourned from a possible climate-related disaster. But we have to wake up to our own responses, which are manipulated by those who control the media of the world.Can we hope that President Trump might now wake up to the reality of global warming and its effects?Not in this life!!…for our WarriorsBy the time you read this, dear reader, you’ll know the outcome of what was now “last night’s” game between our Warriors and the Tridents.Victorious Warriors over Bent Tridents!!last_img read more

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Steph Curry, shorthanded Warriors knock out Rockets in Game 6

first_imgMOST READ Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:56NCRPO 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 Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Vote! Love! Support PBA,’ among signs borne by ‘Spider-Man’ LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting The Rockets failed to score for a big chunk of the fourth quarter and had to watch the Warriors celebrate a series victory on their home court for the second straight season after they won the conference finals in Houston last year. Harden was 11 of 25 from the field, going 6 of 15 from 3-point range, and went 7 of 12 on free throws.Curry struggled early, failing to score in the first half for the first time in 102 career playoff games, and had just 10 points through three. But he got going in the fourth, scoring 23 points.There were questions entering the game about how the Warriors would weather the loss of Durant — and his more than 34 points a game. But they didn’t seem to miss a beat, getting 21 from Thompson in the first half before Curry closed it in the fourth.The Rockets had a five-point lead to start the fourth and it was tied at 95 with about 7 1/2 minutes to go after three points by Golden State’s Shaun Livingston.Harden and Curry exchanged baskets soon after that before both teams failed to score for the next 2 1/2 minutes. Houston missed five shots in that stretch and the Warriors missed four before Kevon Looney made a layup to put Golden State on top 99-97 with just under four minutes left.ADVERTISEMENT James Harden led Houston with 35 points, and Chris Paul added 27.Harden’s layup got the Rockets within three with less than a minute to go, but Thompson made a 3-pointer with 36.1 seconds remaining to extend Golden State’s lead to 110-104.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates the team’s win over Houston in Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, May 10, 2019, in Houston. Golden State won 118-113, winning the series. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)HOUSTON — Stephen Curry scored all 33 of his points in the second half and the Golden State Warriors overcame Kevin Durant’s absence to finish off Houston in six games, beating the Rockets 118-113 on Friday night to advance to the Western Conference finals.Klay Thompson added 27 points to help the two-time defending champion Golden State reach the conference finals for the fifth straight year and eliminate Houston for the fourth time in five seasons. The Warriors did it with Durant sidelined by a calf injury sustained in the second half of their Game 5 victory.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES A 3-pointer by Curry gave the Warriors a five-point lead before Harden ended a scoring drought by the Rockets of almost four minutes with a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 102-100 with about 2 1/2 remaining.Harden was called for a charge after that before Curry scored all of Golden State’s points in a 5-2 run that made it 107-102 with 90 seconds left.TIP-INSWarriors: Durant didn’t make the trip to Houston, remaining in the Bay Area to receive treatment for his injury. The Warriors said he’ll be re-evaluated next week. … The Warriors started Andrew Bogut for Durant and he had three rebounds and zero points. … C Damian Jones, who is out with a torn pectoral muscle, has been cleared for contact drills and could be available later in the playoffs if the Warriors advance. …Rockets: Tucker had 15 points and has scored at least 10 points in eight of Houston’s last 11 games. … Clint Capela had with 10 points and 10 rebounds.UP NEXTThe Warriors move on to face the Denver-Portland winner. View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gerald Green then missed a 3 for Houston and the Rockets were forced to foul Curry. He made both shots before Harden’s 3 got Houston within five at 112-107 with 24 seconds left.Playing with a dislocated finger on his left hand, Curry made two more free throws before P.J. Tucker hit a 3 for Houston. But two more free throws by Curry made it 116-110 with 12.3 seconds left and Harden dribbled it off his foot for the last of his six turnovers. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila cardlast_img read more

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Youth Chair Commends USAID For Road Rehabilitation

first_imgThe chairman of the youth of the Doe Administrative District in Nimba County has hailed the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for rehabilitating the 21km feeder road linking Gogain on the main road to Tapita with Zuaplay and Dounpa in the Doe Administrative District.Mr. Langar made the commendation in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer in Tappita recently.He believes that the ongoing rehabilitation work will bring relief to residents of the district, which has been cut-off from the rest of Nimba owing to the deplorable condition of the stretch of road.Chairman Langar, as the brain behind the development of the district, congratulated the people of America whose money is being implemented through the construction of roads and other meaningful development now impacting the lives of the locals.“I am very satisfied with the level of work done so far and I believe that upon its completion, the road will be one of the best feeder roads in Nimba,” he said.He disclosed that already, the earth-moving equipment on the road have completed about 10 kms of the side clearing, while 2.5 kms of the road have been graded since the project commenced in April this year.Mr. Langar has meanwhile called on well meaning Nimbaians, especially those hailing from Tappita Statutory District where the Doe Administrative District is situated, to join him in the development advocacy of their district.On April 26, 2015, USAID broke ground for the rehabilitation of the feeder road connecting Gogain to Zuaplay and Dounpa to enable farmers to reach the market with their produce.This stretch of the road has been in deplorable condition since it was opened up by logging companies in the mid 1970s. Nearly all the creeks along the route are being covered with wooden bridges, something that posed death threat to commuters.That is one of the feeder road projects being undertaken by USAID through the U.S.- sponsored Food and Enterprise Development/FED, which is supporting farmers in food production in Nimba.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Zhang first Chinese into Wimbledon last-eight since 2013

first_img11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The 30-year-old will face either 15-year-old Coco Gauff or former world number one Simona Halep for a place in the semi-finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs ‘Tough to swallow’: Barty finds Wimbledon title bid is Riske business MOST READ Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists FILE PHOTO – China’s Zhang Shuai eyes the ball as she returns the ball to Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi during their women’s singles second round match on day four of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 29, 2019. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)Zhang Shuai on Monday became the first Chinese woman since Li Na in 2013 to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals.World number 50 Zhang defeated Ukraine teenage Dayana Yastremska 6-4, 1-6, 6-2.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing 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 — Gatchalianlast_img read more

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Bassa Defeats Nimba

first_imgOver 1,000 fans and sympathizers of Grand Bassa County, in their dominant blue, joyfully chanted that ‘Dumboy is better than GB,’ in appreciation of their team’s narrow win against Nimba County yesterday at the crammed Antoinette Tubman Stadium.This is the third crucial win for Bassa to prove supremacy over Nimba in 16 years – and a similar song was sung at each victory.In 1990, Bassa beat Nimba to lift their inaugural football trophy and 24 years later – in 2014, Bassa again whipped Nimba 2-1 to win her second trophy; and yesterday marked the third triumph.At the crowded stadium, football defending champions, Grand Bassa County whipped Nimba County, 4-2 in a lottery shot, after 33 minutes entertaining football ended goalless.Yesterday’s goalless extra-time game was in conclusion of Tuesday’s 90-minute match which was rescheduled owing to poor visibility determined by referee Sam Kortee, the players and Match Commissioner Yanqueh Borsay.Bassa’s tactic was attacking as a way to defend, as well as swapping their goalie for the lottery shot which paid off. The Gbehzohn Boys had more attempts at goal and controlled the ball 55% more than their opponents.A scramble ball in the 25th minute amongst Nimba trio Mustapha Lomell, Irvin Gbotoe and William Siegbeh in the box ended wide and it was the last saving grace for the Mountainous boys.Earlier, Bassa’s Kweku Mensah’s ball hit the woodwork and Frederick Dennis’ header was saved by goalie Prince Marwolo.In the 29th minute, Bassa’s top goalie Sekou Bayoh was substituted for Daniel Davies.The end of the extra time was greeted by wide chants from both fans and it continued with seesaw shouts.Bassa winger David Paye gave his side hope when he netted the first lottery shot. Disappointingly, Nimba skipper Meapen Dolo and striker Irvin Gbotoe missed their kicks, courtesy to goalie Daniel Davies.Bassa marksman Frederick Dennis scored the winning goal, to bang Nimba County, 4-2.This is the first time for Nimba to drop in the quarter finals in five years.Nimba County won the trophy in 2010 and 2012 and settled as runner-up in 2012.In 2013, Nimba County fell in the semi finals; and in 2014 as runner-up, where Bassa whipped Nimba County 2-1.Meanwhile, in today’s games, Grand Kru will host Montserrado in kickball; and Lofa meets Gbarpolu.The games will start at 2:00pm.According to the semi finals’ kickball fixture, Nimba will meet Grand Bassa, and in football, Bassa is expected to settle score with Bong.It may be recalled that in the opener in Buchanan, Bong whipped Bassa 2-0.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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UST turns on jets late, routs UP for 2nd straight win

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island Canada yet to decide if it will pay Harry and Meghan security costs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son PVL: PacificTown-Army halts skid, blasts Chef’s Classics MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Using its quickness and high-octane offense, University of Santo Tomas rolled past University of the Philippines, 85-69, for its second straight win in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Growling Tigers went on a blistering 11-0 run, highlighted by back-to-back three-pointers from Renzo Subido, to close the game.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption View comments Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak 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 ash Soulemane Chabi Yo anchored the Growling Tigers with 18 points and 18 rebounds, six of which were offensive, while Nonoy added 16 points.Subido finished with 13 points while Rhenz Abando and Dave Ando added 12 and 10 points, respectively.Reigning MVP Bright Akhuetie had 19 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Fighting Maroons who dropped to a 1-1 record.ADVERTISEMENT UP pulled within four, 67-63, before Brent Paraiso and Renzo Subido quickly turned things around with a couple of baskets that gave UST a 72-65 cushion.Mark Nonoy then, left UP in the dust with a quick transition layup followed by a triple that widened the Growling Tigers’ gap to 79-69 lead with 1:22 to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“We won’t win based on capabilities alone, so what I told the players was us coaches prepared a game plan so the players just have to execute it,” said UST head coach Aldin Ayo, whose squad rose to 2-0, said in Filipino.“My players’ mindset were just focusing on our objective and that is executing our game plan.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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