Creamline rules

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCreamline clinched the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference championship, nailing its maiden crown and giving a gift to another squad outside of the championship series in the process.The Cool Smashers whipped PayMaya in straight sets, 25-19, 25-20, 25-11, Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, marking the end of a drought, too, for star Alyssa Valdez.ADVERTISEMENT Karate hopes to find redemption in Asiad Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Pocari Sweat-Air Force, which lost a chance to make it to the Finals when it played a crucial rubber match without its star, found some sort of a silver lining after captain Myla Pablo was named conference MVP.Pablo was unable to help the Lady Warriors in their do-or-die semifinals against Creamline on July 6 due to a back injury.“I’m still happy that I got the MVP because I was able to get the team to the semifinals,” Pablo said in Filipino.The former National U standout will know the extent of her injury on Friday.Pablo was also named 2nd Best Outside Hitter while Creamline’s Alyssa Valdez grabbed the 1st Best Outside Hitter award. —WITH A REPORT FROM IVAN SUINGADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West “We’re really hungry for this championship and this will motivate us to achieve more in the next conferences,” said the charismatic Creamline skipper.The Cool Smashers sucked the life out of the High Flyers in the third set with a surgical 15-6 exchange that iced the title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTS After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Creamline victory also benefited BanKo-Perlas, which outlasted Pocari Air Force, 23-25, 25-10, 25-14, 25-17, in Game 2 of their battle for third earlier in the day.Because of the victory of the Cool Smashers, the Perlas Spikers bagged the bronze by virtue of the semifinal matchups. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Yeng Guiao pressed for time to finalize Asian Games line up

first_imgGuiao’s first assignment is to rush the final lineup that will consist of players from Rain or Shine along with Gilas Cadets Abu Tratter, Ricci Rivero, and Kobe Paras.NLEX center Asi Taulava is also included in Guiao’s list to help the Philippines defend against the big men in the region.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We’re rushing him to really come up with a lineup already,” said Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio Thursday at the PBA Office after the league’s board meeting.Another name that was included in the list is Cleveland’s Jordan Clarkson but he still has to get clearance from both the Cavaliers and the NBA, and go signal from Olympic Council of Asia to be able to play. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? LATEST STORIES Super Bowl champ to play sax with Philadelphia Orchestra Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “After we submit we should expect an immediate reply because the Asian Games is just around the corner, we’re hoping for a quick reply from OCA,” said Panlilio.The SBP is already behind the June 30 lineup for the submission of the final lineups but got a pass after TNT’s core including top players Jayson Castro, Terrence Romeo, Roger Pogoy and Troy Rosario were suspended by Fiba.Although those players can still technically play in the Asian Games as the Fiba ruling does not encompass the continental meet, the SBP decided to have the TNT core sit this one out.“I think, this is more of a moral standpoint,” said Panlilio.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn less than a month, Yeng Guiao will be reunited with former team Rain or Shine for the 2018 Asian Games.The Elasto Painters were tasked to represent the Philippines in the basketball tournament in Jakarta after TNT pulled out, and Guiao will have a lot of things to do before the first game on August 16.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Banario falls to Khan, Edward Kelly gets DQ win over Lee

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 The loss snapped Banario’s five-fight winning streak dating back to April of 2016.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SuperFly 3: All-Filipino fight between Nietes, Palicte ends in split draw Lee (9-3) performed an illegal spike with Kelly (11-5) landing on his head.The move prompted referee Olivier Coste to penalize Lee with a red card after Kelly was unable to continue for the remainder of the fight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Honorio Banario didn’t have the same fate as his teammate after he lost to Amir Khan via submission.Khan (11-3) got hold of Banario (13-7) and put the former ONE featherweight champion in a rear-naked choke earning the submission win 4:34 into first round.center_img View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal FILE – Edward Kelly. Photo from ONE ChampionshipTeam Lakay settled for a split against Singapore’s Evolve MMA in ONE Championship’s Beyond the Horizon card Saturday at Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China.Edward Kelly managed to get the win against Christian Lee in their featherweight bout after the Singaporean was called for an illegal suplex 2:19 into the fight.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

Ever controversial, Maradona makes winning debut in Mexico

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Valdez, PH volleybelles stay positive despite ‘frustrating’ losses Diego Maradona, head coach of Dorados de Sinaloa soccer team, celebrates a goal during a second-tier national league soccer match against Cafetaleros, his first game as coach for Dorados in Culiacan, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)Controversial and combative as ever, Diego Maradona made his Mexican coaching debut Monday with a 4-1 win for his new club, the second-division side Dorados.It could hardly have been otherwise in the country that saw the Argentine legend score his infamous “hand of God” goal as he led his country to the 1986 World Cup title.ADVERTISEMENT 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 But not all Dorados fans are convinced.Maradona arrived to a hero’s welcome last week, but has also been the butt of more than a few jokes about why someone who has battled publicly with drug addiction might take a job in the heart of Mexican drug cartel country.“I’m not expecting much. Maradona has never shown himself to be a good coach. I think there are better coaches than him in Mexico,” said Kevin Juarez, a 26-year-old fan, ahead of the match.“The one good thing is that Maradona’s arrival has drawn the world’s attention to Dorados,” he told AFP.Maradona once coached the Argentine national team, including at the 2010 World Cup, but the rest of his managerial career has lacked the sparkle of his playing days.ADVERTISEMENT Home to the Sinaloa drug cartel, the western state is in the grips of a bloody power struggle for control of the organization since its founder, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was extradited to the United States last year.So far this year, 879 people have been murdered state-wide, and 144 in Culiacan.Dorados’s owners, the politically powerful Hank family, have been accused of ties to drug traffickers.But Maradona insists he just wants to concentrate on football.His outsize legacy in the sport was on full display as he took the pitch on Monday.Grinning in his track-suit pants and T-shirt, he gave an affectionate pinch on the cheek to rival coach Diego de la Torre, 23 years his junior.It was a special encounter for the beaming De la Torre: he was named after Maradona by his father, an ex-footballer.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Other fans in Sinaloa are more optimistic.“With Maradona’s help, this club can gain a little character and get promoted,” said fellow fan Hector Cuen, 40.“I can’t see anything bad in Maradona coming to Culiacan.”Diego meets MaradonaEven El Diego only managed to fill Dorados’s 20,000-seat stadium to about half capacity — though that was still more than double the average attendance at the club’s most recent home matches.Maradona, however, was unfazed by the empty seats.“Dorados fans are amazing,” he said.“I looked up and thought I was on the field at Boca” — his old Buenos Aires club, which is legendary for packing its stadium with rowdy crowds.Sinaloa is more baseball than football country.And residents perhaps have more than sports on their minds these days. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Alternately grinning and defensive, Maradona thumbed his nose at his critics after Ecuadoran forward Vinicio Angulo scored a hat trick to give Dorados the win over Cafeteleros of Tapachula.“Some people said Maradona’s useless. There were a lot of stupid people going on television to fill up the time,” Maradona told a packed post-match press conference in Culiacan, Sinaloa, his new club’s home base.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 hope they’ll come to the pitch now and look at my record and see what we’re actually doing, see that I know how to do this.”Maradona, 57, vowed it was just the beginning for the struggling club, who leapt from 13th place in their 15-team league to 10th with the win over last-place Cafeteleros. View commentslast_img read more

‘Phenomenal achievement’: Djokovic stunned by return to top spot

first_imgFederer enjoyed a walkover into the third round when Milos Raonic pulled out with an injury.So far this week, there have been five retirements and two walkovers as the toil of the long season begins to bite.“We are all very tired,” said world number 19 Schwartzman who has been on the road for more than two months. “It’s not easy.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Cleveland to host 2022 NBA All-Star Game Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his tennis match against Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Damir Dzumhur, at the end of their men’s singles third round tennis match on day four of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 – Rolex Paris Masters – indoor tennis tournament at The AccorHotels Arena in Paris, on November 1, 2018. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)Novak Djokovic described his return to the world number one ranking as “a phenomenal achievement” on Thursday as he recorded yet another personal landmark in reaching the Paris Masters quarter-finals.Djokovic will replace Rafael Nadal as the world’s top player on Monday after a two-year absence.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Cilic, the fifth seed, secured his quarter-final ticket with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 defeat of Grigor Dimitrov.‘We’re all tired’Cilic fired 29 winners to advance to the last eight in the French capital for the third straight year.The win also improved the Croat’s prospects of making the ATP Finals in London starting on November 11.“I am very close to London, to securing my spot mathematically,” said Cilic, who is part of the Croatia team facing France in the Davis Cup final at the end of this month.“In the next match against Novak it will be another big challenge. (It will be) great to play him again.”Cilic, who has beaten Djokovic just twice in 17 meetings, ended reigning ATP Finals champion Dimitrov’s season.Djokovic and Cilic were joined in the quarter-finals by Karen Khachanov who saved two match points against John Isner on his way to defeating the eighth-seeded American 6-4, 6-7 (9/11), 7-6 (10/8).The Russian will next play Alexander Zverev after the German fourth seed beat Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-4, 6-2.Later Thursday, Federer faces volatile Italian Fabio Fognini for a place in the last eight. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The 31-year-old’s elevation is remarkable as it comes just five months after he slumped to 22 in the world — his lowest ranking for 12 years — when he was knocked out of the French Open in the quarter-finals.Since then, however, he has won Wimbledon and the US Open, taking his Grand Slam tally to 14, winning 20 consecutive tour-level matches for the sixth time, and 29 of his past 30 encounters.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“Reflecting on what I’ve been through in the last year, it’s quite a phenomenal achievement,” said Djokovic after making the quarter-finals in Paris when Bosnian opponent Damir Dzumhur retired trailing 6-1, 2-1.“I’m very, very happy and proud about it. Five months ago, it was highly improbable considering my ranking and the way I played and felt on the court. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I’ll probably be able to speak more profoundly about it when the season is done and hopefully if I get to finish as No. 1.”Victory on Thursday meant that Djokovic has also extended his sequence of consecutive winning sets to 30, passing his previous best mark of 29 from 2015.The four-time Paris champion, who next faces Marin Cilic in the last eight on Friday, was guaranteed a return to the ranking summit when Nadal withdrew from Paris with an abdominal injury on Wednesday.“It’s not the end of the season. Rafa obviously is struggling with injuries since the US Open. But the race is still there,” added Djokovic.“Roger (Federer) is in the race. Rafa is in the race. It depends who is going to play the ATP Finals in London. So as I said, I can’t be too ecstatic about it.”ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Dominant Creamline rips Ateneo for title

first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Huelgas opens SEAG preparations on a high note After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It was a great effort by the whole team,” said Gumabao who scored 12 points firing. “Our inspiration was coach Tai, because we are not sure if he’s coming back, this is for him.”Bundit had previously announced that he’s returning to his homeland to take care of his family, leaving a legacy that included two titles with, interestingly, the Ateneo Lady Eagles 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 ChrissAteneo has nothing to be ashamed off despite the straight sets defeat as it made heads turn in this commercial league. The Lady Eagles got this far by beating full-pledged club teams by displaying raw skill and strong character.Valdez, delighting her provincemates with her usual flair, was fittingly named the Most Valuable Player on top of copping the First Best Open Spiker award. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Earlier, BanKo Perlas claimed third place after thumping PetroGazz, 25-18, 26-24, 25-21.Valdez wound up with 13 points, Sato finished with 10, while Morado had 39 excellent sets.Aside from serving as the pillar of the Cool Smashers’ superb campaign, Valdez topped the scoring list, producing 280 points, 231 coming off attacks.Her picture-perfect spikes also proved to be the most accurate, converting a 40.38 percent success rate. Valdez also topped the service department with 34 total aces.The national team stalwart also stood out defensively with an average 3.5 excellent digs per frame, the best among nonliberos.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Morado was Best Setter, her third such citation, while teammate Jem Galanza was Second Best Open Spiker.Motolite-Ateneo’s Maddie Madayag was First Best Middle Blocker, with the Second Best Middle Blocker going to BanKo’s Kat Bersola.Kat Tolentino of Motolite-Ateneo was adjudged Best Opposite Spiker, while Cienne Cruz of PetroGazz was Best Libero.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cool Smashers celebrate a point. —TRISTAN TAMAYOPacking firepower on all fronts, Creamline on Saturday made short work of overachieving Motolite-Ateneo, 25-20, 25-20, 25-15, to capture the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference title at Batangas City Coliseum.Alyssa Valdez, Michelle Gumabao and Risa Sato fed off the splendid playmaking of Jia Morado as the Cool Smashers drubbed the Lady Eagles to capture a second straight championship and give Thai coach Tai Bundit a warm send-off.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

SWAL Inducts New Officers

first_imgNew officers to run the Sports Writers Association of Liberia for the next two years were installed last Saturday at an installation program held at the YMCA on Broad Street, Monrovia.Keynote Speaker Mr. Dee Maxwell Kemayah, president of the Liberia Business Association (LIBA), called sports writers to venture outside Monrovia to identify those with talents that could be developed for the country.He said sports provide employment for the youths and therefore the Government of Liberia and private partners should work to ensure a sustainable empowerment for Liberian youths.He meanwhile appealed to the Ministry of Justice to bring to book those involved in the murder of Prince Toby Wleh (Solaris) who was murdered last weekend near his home in Island Clinic.SWAL president Roland Mulbah assured his colleagues of a robust leadership, pointing out that his administration will work to empower its members.—(See Tuesday’s edition for more.)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

As Ebola Rages Hell in Liberia:

first_imgA man believed to be in his early 30s set the main conference room of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoSHW) on fire Wednesday, July 23.Our Health Correspondent, who was privileged to enter the room as the firefighters battled the blaze, noticed that the fire had completely burnt everything in its path, including two large standing British Thermal Unit (BTU) air conditioners and the very expensive leather-coated chairs reserved for VIPs.The arsonist, unofficially identified as Edward Willington Bailey, alleged that he set the Ministry ablaze because his 14-year-old younger brother (name not given) had reportedly died last Friday, July 18, from the deadly Ebola virus, which is raging in Liberia.He further stated “Because the health workers and the government abandoned my brother so I decided to burn down the Health Ministry.”As he spoke, he was being pushed around and hassled by some MOSHW employees, who were very angry at what he had allegedly done. The police came to his rescue and took him to the Liberia National Police Headquarters.Our correspondent said Bailey had been among health practitioners and international partners who had gathered at the Ministry on Tuesday, July 22 (the day before), when President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Luis Gomes Sambo, attended the Ebola Task Force meeting.Deputy Health Minister for Health Services, Dr. Bernice Dahn, had asked, almost at the close of the meeting, if any partner had something new that they wanted to share with the Ministry. It was following this question that Bailey got up and went to the podium, to present what he said was a business model that he and others had put together to help in the anti-Ebola campaign.But his brief presentation was reportedly so disjointed and incoherent that people started walking out of the room. Dr. Dahn asked him to go back to his seat, which he politely did.It is not yet established whether he had planned to carry out his arson attack on Tuesday when President Sirleaf and the guests, including foreign diplomats, were in the room.The conference room, which was set ablaze, had been used by the Ministry’s Ebola Task Force to meet every morning since the deadly disease’s outbreak was reported in March 2014.There are many theories now surrounding Bailey’s mental status. Bystanders, especially some of the Ministry’s employees, were heard saying that he is “mentally deranged.” If this is true then he is one of 40 percent Liberians, who a Harvard Study has said have a mental problem—Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).Neither the government nor the Ministry, has issued an official statement on Wednesday’s arson attack against the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, which is struggling to cope with the deadly Ebola outbreak.EBOLA SITUATION REPORTMeanwhile, the Health Ministry has reported in an update that at least seven (7) more persons died on Tuesday after contracting the virus. Three are from Lofa while the rest died in Montserrado County. This brings the death tally to at least 60 confirmed since March 22 when the first wave of the attack was reported.Speaking at the Tuesday Task Force Meeting, President Sirleaf told the nation that she had instructed officers of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) and the Liberia National Police to be on the standby in order to ensure that safety and preventive measures emanating from the Health Ministry in fighting the Ebola virus are adhered to by the Liberian public.The President told everyone within Liberia’s borders that the fight against Ebola should be seen as a national endeavor and as such, officers of the AFL and LNP are to contribute their quotas by making sure that citizens obey the Health Ministry’s mandates.The Health Ministry has consistently called on everyone and every community to report anyone showing symptoms of the disease. They have warned family members of a person suspected of dying from the virus not go anywhere near the corpse or touch the remains.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

As Ebola Ravages, Lil Beshop Drops New Track: Let’s Pray

first_imgPrayer is the key, and as many pray daily during these trying times, a new track released today has reminded us why prayer is so important.“…That all this nonsense papa God must embrace? Nobody cares for their friend in this small place/ When that bad time they giving God the praise, but let’s just pray for everything that happen whether good or bad let’s pray…” goes a couple of bars in the track.Since dropping his hit track “Human being” and “Plenty plenty girls”, Lil Beshop has become one of latest favorite Hip-Co stars around.Also known as Enoch Yeaphyde, Lil Beshop is now ready to remind us why we love his music so much, through his new track called “Let’s pray”.“I came out with this song because LIB was born on a Christian principles; lots of temptation will come her [Liberia’s] way.  The only solution is prayer.  All types of things will happen in this land, so let’s pray for God to have mercy,” the star expressed about his song.“Lets pray,” reminds us that prayers should be lifted despite the storm, trail, tribulation or blessing that we come across daily. And lil Beshop feels that the only solution to our problem is prayer.“Lot of things will come our way. We don’t have power over it; only God can help us through. My song is meaningful; it shows many reasons why we need to pray,” he added.According to Lil Beshop, he has been working on this track for years and feels that it is now appropriate to release it.“Well, the Ebola virus is real and it kills very fast. So I’m asking everybody to wash their hands and keep as clean as they can.“Through this method of keeping clean, it fights Ebola. Secondly ‘Let’s pray’ to God,” he closed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more