Lesson learned as coach Padda takes blame for Adamson’s failed season

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Adamson University had a lot of promise going into the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Super sub May Luna always ready to step up to the plate for La Salle The Lady Falcons still have one more game left in their UAAP Season 80 schedule but were officially eliminated when they succumbed to defending champion De La Salle, 25-21, 25-15, 22-25, 25-18,  Wednesday.And head coach Air Padda takes the blame for the Lady Falcons’ failure to translate their off-season success to the UAAP.“I apologize to everyone because ultimately it was my fault,” said Padda after her team’s loss to La Salle. “I’m the leader of the team and I failed everybody, that’s something that I’m going to learn from this season, where I went wrong as a coach and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”READ: Padda ’embarrassed’ of Adamson’s 52 errors in loss to UEAdamson was decent in its first six games of the season going on a 3-3 record, including shock wins over Far Eastern University and La Salle, but two straight losses to University of the East and University of the Philippines brought the Lady Falcons back to earth.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Falcons tried to salvage their season with two straight wins against the Lady Warriors and National University to put their record at 5-5 but what followed was a string of three straight losses that effectively kicked them out of the Final Four race.READ: Padda, Adamson embrace inner Wakandan in win over La SallePadda felt they let their chances slip away from them when they lost in five sets to UP and the Lady Warriors in the first round, and three more five-setters against the Lady Eagles, the Lady Maroons, and the Lady Tamaraws in the second round.“We just felt that every opportunity we have, we just didn’t grab it,” said Padda as her team dropped to 5-8 with one game remaining. “They just threw it away.”“To sum it up, it was basically about how many opportunities we had this season to make our team successful, to make the school proud, to make our management proud, and get to the Final Four.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES After ending Season 79 with a 1-13 record, the Lady Falcons tore through the competition in the inaugural collegiate conference of the Premier Volleyball League going 5-0 in the eliminations.Although Adamson ultimately lost to eventual bronze medalist Arellano University, the foundation was set to what was supposed to be a Lady Falcon uprising in the UAAP.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThat uprising never happened.READ: Padda says Adamson got ‘too excited, complacent’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Go grinds to keep bid for Masters, Open alive

first_imgSINGAPORE – Lloyd Jefferson Go’s patient grinding on an unforgiving course kept him in the title hunt, shooting a one-under-par 69 Saturday to stay within a shot of solo leader Yuxin Lin of China in the penultimate round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship here.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gonzales rues La Salle’s failure to share the ball in loss to Ateneo Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew As his misadventures on eighth hole of the New Tanjong course of the Sentosa Golf Club continued with a double-bogey after hitting his tee-shot out-of-bounds, Go got the good breaks on the other holes and even the weather.The 23-year-old Go used an almost two-hour long lightning delay to relax after an intense shootout with his flightmates on the first 13 holes where he fell behind by as many as four strokes. And when play resumed, the Seton Hall alumnus playing what is supposed to be his farewell event as an amateur made a much-needed birdie that turned things around for his championship bid.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 just tried to stay patient out there, it’s something you need to do in this kind of course because it’s easier to make a bogey than a birdie,” said Go who will play in the final pairing today with defendiong champion Lin and Takumi Kanaya of Japan.Lin, 17, burned the course with seven birdies on the first 11 holes and went on to shoot a 62 for a 54-hole total of 200 just a shade ahead of Go who is at 201 following his third straight sub-par round. Kanaya had a flawless 64 for a share of third with another Japanese Keita Nakajima (67) and K.K. Limbhasut of Thailand (68) at 202. Anyone from among the top 12 who are all separated by four strokes or less can steal the win in this event that has become one of the world’s most prestigious competitions with rewards that can really cap an amateur career just the way Go wants it done.The winner here gets a slot in the Masters and British Open next year as well as the British Amateur Open, provided he stays as an amateur.Already bent on turning pro next week, Go is willing to put his professional plans on hold should he crown himself the winner.For the third straight day, No. 8 proved to Go’s Achilles heel, where a strayed tee-shot nearly caused a disaster. He three-putted there on the first day and missed the green for another bogey the next day.“I’ve been unlucky there for the last three days so I’m hoping that tomorrow I’ll have my good day, and hit a straighter drive,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT He’s also not going to let the incentives, his professional plans and a final round date with defending champion Lin distract him from the real mission of playing a good round tomorrow.“Tomorrow I’ll try to shoot the best I can, 18 holes is a long way to go and there’s a lot of players still in contention for me to even think of all those distractions.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Starter or not, Ravena makes same impact for Blue Eagles

first_imgAteneo’s match-ups against De La Salle are usually a cause for both teams to bring forward its best cards from the opening bell, yet the Blue Eagles decided to pull off one trick up their sleeves.ADVERTISEMENT The Blue Eagles had a chance of clinching a twice-to-beat advantage prior to their second game against the Green Archers in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament, and head coach Tab Baldwin decided that his superstar Thirdy Ravena would come off the bench in a surprise coaching move.This was Ravena’s first game of this season that he came in as a substitute but Baldwin’s move worked its magic as the defending champions swept their season series against last year’s runners-up with a 71-62 win Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.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“There was nothing different for me because coach Tab knows what he has to do to prepare a player,” said Ravena.”I just have to be ready to all the instances that may happen and it means I’ll be coming of the bench so be it.”Ravena actually led the Blue Eagles’ offense with 14 points while grabbing 14 rebounds and swatting away two shots. 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum NU’s Clemente owes career game to teammates “As a veteran I know I have to produce for the team and it’s also a challenge as a player of Ateneo,” said Ravena. “And what made us successful was our mantra of doing it for our teammates.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown He also had to play deeper into the lane after big men Angelo Kouame, Raffy Verano, and Isaac Go got into foul trouble during the first half.“We lost our bigs early in the game but it’s all about the team mentality of ‘next man up,’” said Ravena.And even though he didn’t start the game, Ravena had his imprint in the finish.Ravena capped off the Blue Eagles’ 11-2 run with a booming three-pointer that gave them a 71-58 buffer with 2:06 left in the game.And that scoring spurt ultimately doomed the Green Archers, who fell to an 8-5 record while they watched the Blue Eagles capture the twice-to-beat advantage with a league-leading 11-2 record.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments 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.last_img read more

PBA memo won’t stop Arwind Santos from pulling off his Spiderman dunk again

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Santos, however, said he still wants to do the dunks while also reminding the fans to be careful.“Of course everyone who does that doesn’t want to get hurt, who would want someone to actually fall down?” said Santos ,who tied his career-high of 34 points in the loss.“For me, I’m doing these dunks to make the fans happy, and these have been my trademark. As long as I can play, my dunks are what my supporters will remember me for.”Santos’ teammates Chris Ross and Alex Cabagnot even expressed to shoulder the fines if the 2013 MVP is sanctioned.“If I have a chance, and with the backing of my teammates, I’ll do those dunks once more.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I’m not doing anything wrong when I do that. There are a lot of other things the league could focus on, they can leave the Spiderman dunk out of it,” said Santos in Filipino after the Beermen lost to Columbian 124-118 in the PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Cuneta Astrodome.“There are kids who want to see it, and also my fans. If I have a chance to do it, for sure I’ll do it maybe except when I know that I’d be in risk then I won’t do it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe PBA Commissioner’s office had outlawed the “Spiderman dunk” because Willie Marcial said it also poses risks to kids who want to try Santos’ actions on substandard rims.As per Spin.ph, Marcial said kids trying to copy Santos might suffer serious injuries in the case of an unexpected fall. Team Lakay champs eager to prove they can also hold on to ONE belts Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Arwind Santos skies for the block against Jack Corpuz. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Arwind Santos isn’t letting the Commissioner’s Office from stopping him on putting on his dunking antics.San Miguel’s veteran leader said he’d still pull off his trademark “Spiderman Dunk” if he gets a chance and the league should look into other things to fix aside from his feet-on-the-board finishes.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

Gilas call-up for Fiba World qualifiers dream come true for Thirdy Ravena

first_imgLATEST STORIES READ: Fiba World Cup qualifiers: Thirdy Ravena makes Gilas Pilipinas’ final vs QatarThe Ateneo superstar was the lone collegiate player chosen to be part of the national team pool.Ravena joined Jayson Castro, June Mar Fajardo, Andray Blatche, Scottie Thompson, Poy Erram, Marcio Lassiter, Troy Rosario, Mark Barroca, Paul Lee, Gabe Norwood and Japeth Aguilar in the final roster.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Playing for Gilas Pilipinas was only a dream for Thirdy Ravena until Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRavena is set to make his Gilas Pilipinas debut on Friday after making the team’s 12-man lineup against Qatar in the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers—an inclusion that turned out to be four years in the making.The 22-year-old Ravena rummaged through his Twitter account and pulled out an old tweet he wrote way back in July 2015. MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img PH boosts Olympic 3×3 dream with hosting of Fiba Asia Pacific Super Quest 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Lourdes Clemente slowly showing true potential for La Salle as she adjusts to UAAP grind

first_img“It’s a big difference, I don’t want to compare, but it’s really harder here,” said Clemente. “My first goal is to adapt to the system of coach Ramil.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Clemente scored her first points in the UAAP in the Lady Spikers’ 25-10, 20-25, 27-25, 25-22  victory over National University Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center, effectively putting her name on the board.After playing out her first four collegiate years with University of Perpetual Help in the NCAA, Clemente made the jump to the UAAP and enrolled in La Salle’s Master of Marketing Communication program.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsClemente finished with five points in her third game with the Lady Spikers but she’s far from satisfied with her performance.“I got a little bit of confidence but I’m really not satisfied with how I played because there are still a lot of areas that I have to focus on,” said Clemente in Filipino. “The coaches always tell me not to be contented with how I play.” Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ramil de Jesus frustrated with La Salle’s latest showing: You can’t blame mistakes on your opponents Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:54SEA Games: Tabugara delivers wushu gold for PH08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Clemente scored her first point with a quick kill for the 22-all tie in the third set but her highlight play of the day came in the fourth set when she drilled Jennifer Nierva for the Lady Spikers’ 23-21 lead.La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus said that Clemente has yet to push her limits especially in the UAAP where games are longer due to rallies.“I think in the other league one attack and the play is finished, there’s no rally since Lourdes is already big and her limits haven’t been stretched,” said De Jesus in Filipino of the 6-foot-1 middle blocker.“She not only has to block, but she also has to anticipate what the opponents would do,” added De Jesus.Clemente admitted that she’s had a harder time in the UAAP since she’s also trying to quickly adapt to De Jesus’ system with De La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MANILA, Philippines—It took some time but Lourdes Clemente finally made her impact for De La Salle in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifyinglast_img read more

Steve Kerr laughs off lipreading criticism of Draymond Green

first_imgView comments With batteries ‘recharged,’ Zidane back as Real Madrid coach Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Although there was no audio of Kerr’s remarks, lipreaders said the Warriors coach had been caught wearily telling an assistant he was “so tired of Draymond’s shit.”Asked on Monday if he had spoken to Green following his reported remarks, Kerr said: “That’s private.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPressed on whether his remarks were accurately interpreted his comments, Kerr added: “No. The lipreaders are wrong. “What I said was ‘I beg to differ with Draymond’s approach tonight.’ Those were my exact words. I don’t know how somebody misconstrued that.” Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIEScenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying FILE – Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, right, yells at referee during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Monday laughed off suggestions of a rift with Draymond Green in the wake of the NBA champions’ shock loss to the Phoenix Suns.Video of Kerr appearing to criticize Green went viral on social media on Sunday after the Warriors slumped to a 115-111 loss to the Suns, who are bottom of the Western Conference with 16 wins and 52 defeats.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kerr’s light-hearted acknowledgement of the incident highlighted the unrelenting spotlight on players and coaches in the modern NBA.“George Orwell was right,” Kerr reflected. “He just had the year wrong. He wrote 1984. The title should have been 2012 or something. It’s modern life. Everything is recorded. Everything is filmed.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

A Tribute to the Late Theo Bettie

first_imgThe great American poet, J. G. Holland, in his immortal poem, “God Give Us Men,” appeals to the Creator to give the country men who possess:“Strong minds, great hearts, true faith, and ready hands;Men whom the lust of office does not kill;Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy . . .For while the rabble, with their thumb worn creeds,Their large professions and their little deeds,Mingle in selfish strife, Lo! Freedom weeps,Wrong rules the land and waiting justice sleeps.”Heaven knows we need more Theo Betties in Liberia, men—and women—who truly love their country and people and will do everything in their supreme interest to make Liberia a country owned and run by Liberians!May God send us more men and women like Theo Bettie!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Five Arrested, Charged for Theft of Ebola Food Supplies

first_imgThe Nimba Detachment of the Liberia National Police has charged County Health Workers for theft and criminal conspiracy in connection to the theft of about 200 bags of 25kg rice, 10 bags of beans and 15 containers of vegetable oil, intended for Ebola victims.On late Wednesday  October 1, the LNP Ganta Detail arrested a truck marked TP-766 with about 200 bags of 25kg rice, 15  five-gallon containers of vegetable and 10 bags of beans, bound for Saclepea from Sanniquellie.According to the police the items in question were donated to Nimba by the World Food Programme to cater to those quarantined in the county.The rice along with other ingredients was stored in two separate store houses, the G. W. Harlay Hospital Warehouse and the Sanniquellie Administrative Hall, under supervision of Nimba County Inspector Reginald Mehn.But the portion of the rice stored at the G. W. Harlay Ware House was unlawfully loaded on board a mini truck bound for Saclepea for sale.While the rice was enroute to Saclepea, Police intercepted the car in Ganta upon a tip-off.From the onset of the investigation, police arrested the Kou Yelegbor, the County’s mental health officer, who is also in charge of ware house and distribution.Upon investigation, police arrested three other members of the County Health Team, including C. Paul Nyanzee, Community Health Supervisor; Var Bleh, warehouse security; and Sarah Lawehyee, as well as Kou Kouh, a business woman who was alleged to be the one to purchase the items.The five persons were charged on three counts including criminal conspiracy, criminal facilitation and theft of property, by the Liberia National Police and sent to the court.A lawyer appealed for change of venue, from Saniquellie Magisterial Court to Ganta Magisterial CourtThey are expected to appear at the Ganta Magisterial Court this week to defend themselves.Since the rice was donated to Nimba, those under quarantine have regularly complained of not having received the rations that should carry them for the 21-day quarantine period.The arrest of the rice sparked tension in Nimba, with many condemning the county administration for not caring for those dying of Ebola.When the rice was donated, many thought that it was going to be stored in Ganta which is epicenter of Ebola in Nimba, but instead, it was transported to Sanniquellie.Initially, the items were being distributed by the County Superintendent, but it was later put under the supervision of  County Inspector with health personnel assigned with County Health Team responsible for distribution.However, Supt. Fong Zuagele, in a press conference held in Sanniquellie early Thursday October 2, condemned the acts and called on the LNP to thoroughly investigate the act and bring those involved to justice.The County Inspector Reginald Mehn had yet to respond regarding the theft incident. Up to press time, his phone rang endlessly without any response.  However, there is speculation that he is a key signatory to the release of any of the food items from warehouse.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cartoon: February 23, 2015

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