San Sebastian victorious over CDSL to earn a spot in the Elite Eight

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ As expected, the two undefeated schools in the group stages went toe to toe all throughout, with neither team leading by more than eight. The action remained intense with less than two minutes remaining in the ball game, as Stags star Michael Calisaan, who has struggled shooting from the field, made the most from the free throw line, sinking both of his charities to give SSC-R an 83-79 lead with 1:24 to play.With so much on the line, CDSL refused to go away lightly. Jan Dominic Formento nailed a three-point shot in the ensuing possession to pull within one, but in the end, San Sebastian executed when it mattered the most by making crucial plays and hitting from the charity stripe that enabled them to seal the victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSSC-R’s starters, save for Calisaan, were all in double digits scoring wise for a combined 60 points, as total team effort managed to cover for their usually dependent forward’s struggles in the game.As a result of their win in the NCR Qualifiers, San Sebastian has earned a spot to play in the PCCL Elite Eight where other top-ranked squads will compete in a single elimination tournament format to determine the country’s one true National Champion! OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak The NCR Qualifiers of the 2017-18 Philippine Collegiate Champions League ended with a bang as the San Sebastian Stags triumphed over the Colegio de San Lorenzo Griffins, 90-85, in a highly entertaining game at the Jose Rizal University Gymnasium in Mandaluyong City Thursday afternoon, January 18.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 Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Afflalo suspended 2 games for fighting with Bjelica Don’t forget to catch the latest league news and updates by visiting the official website at collegiatechampionsleague.netYou may also follow us on social media via Facebook and on Twitter @PCCLeague.ADVTADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

‘Liberia’s Challenge Not Infrastructure, But Attitude’

first_imgAll Liberian Party (ALP) Presidential hopeful, Benoni Urey, says Liberia’s real challenge is not infrastructural development but, changing the mindset of Liberians to demonstrate patriotism to the nation. In an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer on Tuesday, Urey emphasized that every Liberian in whatever political and social orientation must join forces and work together to ensure that the minds of Liberians are changed from hopelessness to development.He reminded Liberians at home and abroad to critically examine political and economic issues in the country and develop the spirit to resist negative feelings about the country.In no specific terms, Mr. Urey’s statement appeared to buttress what President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said when she bemoaned the attitudes of Liberians toward their country’s development. Upon her arrival from Kigali, Rwanda in July this year where she attended the 27th Ordinary Session of the African Union, President Sirleaf described the tremendous economic and infrastructural transformation Rwanda and Ethiopia had made since the days of their respective national crises, especially Rwanda, whose civil war of 1984, recorded Africa’s worst genocide. She recalled that she had the opportunity to work in Ethiopia and Rwanda earlier in her career and that, “The people” of those two countries “have good work ethics, discipline and are patriotic… But ah, Liberians,” the President lamented. But then, taking it personally, she also said Liberians are “not appreciative” of all she is doing to lift Liberia, “and at times it is disappointing.”Reconciliation Urey appears more optimistic. He believes that changing the Liberian attitude involves truly reconciling the country, something he believes President Sirleaf has failed to do. “She even admitted that she has a problem forgiving people,” he noted, “how then, can she reconcile an entire country?” There was however no clear answer from him as to how true reconciliation would be achieved if he were elected President. He did proffer that the attitudes of Liberians could change if Liberians are gainfully employed, especially through agriculture. President Sirleaf came under some criticism for her remarks, with some suggesting that, as President, it was her job to inspire the people of the country towards transformation. Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe a former Labor Minster and former Solicitor General in the first administration of President Sirleaf, said the President “is acknowledging failure that she led Liberia for more than a decade and expressing disappointment a the slow pace of development. Who is to blame? She should start blaming herself.” Gongloe recalled how, under President William R. Tolbert’s administration, a self-reliance policy was introduced, which led to the construction of roads, schools and clinics. “It takes a motivational leader to lead the people to transform the country but she must not attribute the poor state of Liberia to the attitude of the Liberian people,” he said. InfrastructureUrey, in the interview, cited as an example, Liberia’s once enviable healthcare and education systems that were beacons of standard in the subregion several decades ago, have nothing much to show for such past glories. “Guineans, Ghanaians and Ivoirians brought their citizens to Liberia to seek medical health, but sadly today, the story has changed; our education was also sought-after thirty years ago and it was literally free,” he said, lamenting that things have changed for the worse today. He said owing to the kind of infrastructure that was in Liberia, the country was rated as one of the best nations in the subregion. As for the party’s vision concerning the country’s road network, Mr. Urey proffered what he called a systematic approach to the development of Liberia’s road network. “If several miles of road are constructed on a yearly basis in our country,” he suggested, “in a few years our country could be connected with better roads,” Mr. Urey stressed.FarmersSpeaking of Agriculture, Mr. Urey, who owns a farming enterprise, says all the cooperative societies must be revived with funds to smallholder farmers.“We must first of all work out programs in the agriculture sector that would help our farmers to be able to market their produce in every part of our country,” he said.He stressed the need for smallholder farmers in the cocoa and coffee sectors to rehabilitate their previous farms and provide technical training that would increase their output.He noted that agriculture from all indications would indeed stimulate Liberia’s socioeconomic growth and that would ensure stability and peace in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more