Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom “I think even if we didn’t make the Final Four or finals UP’s still a go-to for freshmen because UP’s still the State University in terms of quality education,” said Dario. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college UP standout Paul Desiderio applies for 2018 PBA Rookie Draft Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nevertheless, the Fighting Maroons are leaving UP as part of history after finishing as the year’s runners-up behind champion Ateneo in Season 81.And those four players, who were wide-eyed youngsters during UP’s dark days, are now the hardened veterans who have been through hell and back.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“We are just really grateful because we’ve reached a whole new another level because we started always on the losing end, we’re always teased that we’re always losing, and we’ve reached this far,” said Lim after UP’s 99-81 loss in Game 2 Wednesday. “You can’t write a better story than that.”The Fighting Maroons had a steady climb throughout from Seasons 77 to 80 continuously improving their win-loss records every year. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—The most successful batch in University of the Philippines’ basketball history in 32 years was also part of its darker days.Gelo Vito, Diego Dario, and Jarrell Lim all became Fighting Maroons in Season 77, where they finished with a miserable 1-13 record. Captain Paul Desiderio, meanwhile, was part of the Season 76 squad that went an historic 0-14.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum UP narrowly missed the Final Four in 2017 when it took a 6-8 record as the no.5 team.Vito said this steady climb to relevance is all part to UP head coach Bo Perasol’s leadership.“Coach Bo really pushed us to have a mindset that you have to act like winners and practice like winners and we’re thankful that he brought that culture to UP because if it wasn’t for him we wouldn’t be here,” said Vito.Dario added their finals stint was bigger than basketball and that UP will always remain a destination for aspiring Fighting Maroons for solely its education.UP is the country’s premier state university and is often ranked as the best performing school in terms of academics.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has rallied every Liberian to act now in the on-going “war” against the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease which is ravishing the nation.The President spoke to the nation late Wednesday, September 18, evening.As she urged her fellow Liberians to act, she assured them that her administration will do all within its power to ensure that the scenario in the projections do not come to pass. The projections the President referred to, are going to be made in the next few days by the US’ Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).“The CDC will release projections about trajectory of the outbreak based on current trends and data. We have to be realistic about the scope and size of the problem and accept the scientific projections. However, we are hopeful that we do not have to meet those projections. Those numbers will reflect the worst case scenarios, the result of what could happen if we do not take the actions that are required to break the transmission,” the President said.Few weeks ago, WHO had projected that with the current trend of the disease, at least 20,000 could die from it in the West Africa region.However, she told every Liberian: “And you, our citizens must do your part. Each one has to be responsible for all because the actions of one affect the health of all. We will continue to ask for international help, but until we take responsibility of this problem as individuals, as families, as neighbourhoods, as communities, as districts, as counties and as a nation, this problem will not go away.”She pleaded with families of sick Ebola patient(s) to isolate them from others and be given appropriate care. However, President Sirleaf being a mother added: “But we know that for families to see their loved ones being taken where they are not able to follow and be with them is strange and frightening. We also know that to have a case of Ebola in a family can lead to stigma and shame. And so some families hide their sick relatives. They do not take them to the health facility. They continue to care for their relatives at home, in secret. By doing this, the virus continue to spread — through Lofa, the country’s bread basket, to Nimba, to Monrovia — where we face the largest urban outbreak of one of the deadliest of diseases known to man.”She disclosed in her address that the disease has now spread to at least 10 of Liberia’s 15 counties, with Lofa far in the north and Montserrado far down south being the hardest hit.“To date, the number of those affected by the disease has been disheartening: There have been a total of 2535 cumulative cases which includes confirmed, probable and suspected cases. Of these, total of 1,328 have dead. A total of 172 cumulative health care workers have been affected and 82 have died. We are responding to over 100 children orphaned by the disaster,” President Sirleaf sadly reading the latest statistics. Madam Sirleaf further said that in recognition of the scale of the virus her government has enlisted the help of bilateral and multilateral partners; adding: “We will continue to take clear actions and introduce the measures required to break the transmission chain and reverse the spread of the virus.”She also stated that her administration was not only talking to partners to eradicate Ebola, but was also stressing the need to strengthen Liberia’s health care system in the long term so that “gains in reduction in HIV AIDS, malaria and child mortality be maintained and enhanced.”Despite the present troubling times for the nation, “there is hope – because a total of because a total of 300 plus patients have recovered free from the virus and gone home. Yes, there is hope – hope that it is within our individual and collective abilities to protect ourselves while caring for those we love. I know that we can prevent more deaths by caring for those who are sick properly, as well as preventing ourselves from contracting the disease and infecting the people we love and care about.”“And so my people, as we tackle this disease, I want you to know that your government will spare no effort. We will do everything that can be done. We will seek every solution that can be sought. No effort will be spared in defeating our common enemy so that we can return to the business of building our country – building a future for our children and our children’s children.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Guyana Police Force (GPF) has issued a wanted bulletin for the former General Manager of the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel, Turkish national Ugur Turetgen, for crimes relating to fraud and immigration violation.The 44-year-old man’s last known address in Guyana is listed as Track B Block Z Providence, East Bank Demerara.Former General Manager of the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel, Ugur TuretgenActing Crime Chief, Senior Superintendent Michael Kingston, when contacted by this publication on Thursday, stated that he could not divulge information with respect to Turetgen.However, the Police Force is requesting that anyone with any information that may lead to the apprehension/arrest of Ugur Turetgen to contact the Police on telephone numbers 226-6978, 225-8196, 911 or the nearest Police station.The cops have assured that all information will be treated with the strictest confidence.