Victolero: Magnolia ‘surrendered’ in endgame vs Phoenix

first_img“Our loss didn’t start there. We were outrebounded and lost the battle with the second chance points,” he said, zooming in on Phoenix’s 25 offensive rebounds that led to 24 second chance points.“It’s all on me,” he said, taking responsibility for the defeat. “We’ll just prepare for our next game and let’s move on. Those things happen. We just need to bounce back.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMagnolia coach Chito Victolero rued the endgame blunders that led to the Hotshots’ 87-89 demise at the hands of the Phoenix Fuel Masters that spoiled their 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup debut.“It’s our fault. We controlled the game, but we gave Phoenix a chance to come back,” Victolero said, as the Hotshots lost a 16-point third quarter lead, 62-46.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flamescenter_img 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’ “We controlled the game up to the 46th minute and then, in the two minutes, we surrendered.”Matthew Wright drained the go-ahead triple with 3.2 ticks left to give the Fuel Masters the 88-87 lead before Victolero inadvertently called a timeout he did not have, leading to a technical foul being charged to the Hotshots.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 crown“During the huddle, I know there’s no more timeout but maybe, there was just a miscommunication between me and the committee table. Maybe it’s my mannerism so I think it’s my fault,” he said.More than the gaffes late in the game, Victolero said that the game should serve as a lesson for Magnolia to perform better in the coming games, starting against GlobalPort next Saturday. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Wright channels ‘inner Mamba’ with game-winner LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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Draws that help both teams may become more common

first_imgBicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees That didn’t work Tuesday as word spread that Peru was beating Australia , meaning Denmark and France were safe even if the game ended 0-0.No great Danes here, even though Denmark earned a berth in the round of 16 against Croatia.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 crownVive la France? Hardly, despite Les Bleus winning their group for the second straight World Cup and advancing to a second-round matchup versus Argentina.“It was a shame,” said Alison Elias, a 34-year-old from Puebla, Mexico, who watched from the upper deck. “We were actually expecting a nice game. They knew that Peru was winning, so there wasn’t much at stake. Well, it was fun to be there. And let’s see what happens in the next round.” MOST READ “At the end, when it 10 minutes left, of course, you’re going to keep on your feet and just avoid in the air really dangerous things,” star Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen said. “Yeah, we got what we wanted. Probably from the fans, it was a bit disappointing, of course. But I’ll make sure if they come to the next game it will be much more exciting.”Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel — a son of former Denmark and Manchester United great Peter Schmeichel — held the ball under his foot and tapped in between his cleats like a school kid waiting for his tardy friends to arrive.When right back Henrik Dalsgaard made a long clearance that freed Kasper Dolberg for a breakaway about 75 minutes in, Dolberg passed the ball back to the midfield.“We did what we had to do, and we got the result we came to get,” Dalsgaard said. “From a fan perspective, yeah, definitely a bit boring, but football can be boring sometimes. They got the result they wanted and us the same, so I think we can both say job well done.”Denmark extended its unbeaten streak to 18 matches dating to October 2016. Coach Age Hareide admitted his strategy was play for a draw.“We were up against one of the best teams in the world doing counter-attacks, so we would have been stupid to open a lot of space for the French team,” he said through a translator. “So we stayed back whenever we could. We were playing hard to get the result we needed. It was a nil-nil. We are very pleased with that.”Denmark, population 5.7 million, plays above its weight. It was a surprise winner of the 1992 European Championship and reached the World Cup quarterfinals in 1998. France won at home that year and hopes 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe, one of the few players who attacked after he entered in the match in the 78th minute, can spark Les Bleus to a second championship.“We didn’t need to take any risk given that they wanted this result,” said French coach Didier Deschamps, a member of the 1998 champions.FIFA should worry that mindset becomes more common. LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan View comments 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 Concern over Maradona after health scare in Argentina World Cup thriller Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial FIFA decided to expand the World Cup from 32 nations to 48 starting in 2026, when the tournament will be hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada.Adding a dozen weaker teams will likely produce more group-stage blowouts. And the expansion forces a format switch making collusion more likely in a sport known for shenanigans.In 2026, two teams will advance from each of 16-three nation groups. One country will be done with group play before the other two meet in the finale. If neither team needs a win, well, you know what to expect.World Cup group-stage finales have been played simultaneously since 1986, a change instituted after West Germany and Austria played listlessly four years earlier, knowing a German win by one or two goals would advance both countries and eliminate Algeria, which had beaten Chile the day before. Horst Hrubesch scored in the 10th minute, and attackers pretty much took a siesta for the rest of the evening. West Germany’s 1-0 win caused a protest by Algeria, which FIFA dismissed.A similar mindset was in place Tuesday. France began the day with six points, Denmark four, Australia one and Peru none. Australia needed to win and overcome a minus-two disadvantage in goal difference. Andre Carillo put Peru ahead in the 18th minute, and when Paolo Guerrero doubled the lead in the 50th, Denmark’s offense vanished like the ghost of Hamlet’s father.ADVERTISEMENT France’s Antoine Griezmann applauds to supporters at the end of the group C match between Denmark and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Match ended 0-0. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)MOSCOW — Fans hated the battle of backpasses that the Denmark-France World Cup match devolved into, and they likely will watch more teams collude when soccer’s showcase expands to 48 teams.The sellout crowd at Luzhniki Stadium started booing early in the second half, angry that two talented teams were passing the ball back to goalkeepers and refusing to go on the attack. It was a throwback to the 1982 “Disgrace of Gijon,” which pushed FIFA to run group finales at the same time so teams wouldn’t know what they needed to do to advance.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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San Juan grabs joint mpbl lead

first_imgChism, Hotshots fight for life Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Proving its impressive debut was no fluke, San Juan-Go For Gold flexed its defensive muscle early for an easy 94-76 victory over Bulacan on Saturday night for its second straight win in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Datu Cup at Valenzuela Astrodome.Former Centro Escolar star Aaron Jeruta fired 18 points but it was Jhonard Clarito’s intensity that set the tone for San Juan, which joined Navotas and Makati at the top of the North division.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 MOST READ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Clarito, a standout from De Ocampo Memorial College, finished with just nine points but came away with four of the Knights’ record-tying 15 steals.Later, Valenzuela-Idol Cheesedog picked up its first victory at the expense of Basilan, 96-94.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 crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan View commentslast_img read more

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Fajardo, Manuel in the spotlight as San Miguel, Alaska clash

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Stephen Curry set for Manila return in September Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next And although San Miguel will face Alaska in a lesser stage, a semifinals series in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, there’s still some intrigue surrounding the matchup especially for reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo.For one there’s the prospect of matching up against Vic Manuel, who’s in the running for the Best Player of the Conference.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’“Vic’s playing so well this conference, he’s scoring 20-plus a game and he’s really playing so good right now,” said Fajardo in Filipino after their 106-102 win over TNT to complete the quarterfinals sweep.“We have to mark him down but for sure there will be one player from us who will be designated to guard him we just have to help each other as a team.” LATEST STORIES Manuel is the highest scoring local in the league up to this point in the conference averaging 24.18 points with 6.36 rebounds while Fajardo, the no.3 Filipino in terms of scoring, is not far behind with 19.64 points and 11.36 boards.The other intriguing matchup for Fajardo is facing mentor Danny Ildefonso, who became Alaska’s big man coach at the start of the season and is one of the reasons for Manuel’s stellar play.Fajardo said Ildefonso may have an insight on how to stop him but he stressed that basketball is not just about one player.“That’s okay, maybe he will give pointers on how to guard me,” said Fajardo who had 19 points and 12 rebounds against the KaTropa. “If that happens, we still have other players who can score for us. We just have to play as a team.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. June Mara Fajardo against TNT. PBA IMAGESSan Miguel and Alaska have had quite a history for the past four years.Of the Beermen’s last five championships, three came against Alaska and none was more memorable than the 2016 Philippine Cup when San Miguel erased a 3-0 series deficit to complete the mythical “Beeracle.”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 awardlast_img read more

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Zamboanga City execs cheer Hidilyn Diaz’s gold win

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Beckham to receive UEFA President’s award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Diaz, a silver medalist in the 2016 Olympics, once again made Zamboanga City proud by winning the country’s first gold at the Asian Games, said Cecil Atilano, the city sports official.Atilano said Diaz lifted 207 kilograms,  the first Filipino weightlifter to win gold in the Asian Games.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’ ZAMBOANGA CITY – City officials here were jubilant over the victory of Hidilyn Diaz, who bagged the first gold for the Philippines in the women’s weightlifting 53 kg Division at the Asian Games in Jakarta.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Martinez sets MLS single-season scoring record, Atlanta wins

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Martinez broke a tie for the record with Roy Lassiter, Chris Wondolowski and Bradley Wright-Phillips. Lassiter set the record in 1996 for the Tampa Bay Mutiny in the league’s first season. Wondolowski matched it for the San Jose Earthquakes 2012, and Wright-Phillips had 27 goals for the New York Red Bulls in 2014.Martinez has scored in nine straight matches, tied for the longest streak in league history, and the 25-year-old Venezuelan star still has eight games remaining the regular season.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’Atlanta (16-4-6) extended its undefeated stretch to seven games to remain atop the Supporters’ Shield race. Orlando (7-16-2) had its winless run extended to six matches — including five losses.Leandro Gonzalez Pirez opened the scoring in the 21st minute for Atlanta by knocking in a rebound from a free kick. Scott Sutter tied it at 1 in the 39th for Orlando by sending home Will Johnson’s back-heel pass. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIEScenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez, second from left, is surrounded by teammates after scoring a goal against Orlando City during the second half of an MLS soccer match Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ATLANTA — Josef Martinez broke the MLS season goal recordwith his 28th, giving Atlanta United the lead in the 74th minute in a 2-1 victory over Orlando City on Friday night.Martinez ran past the defense for a through ball, cutting back his defender and chipping it over Joe Bendik. Martinez briefly looked back at Bendik before taking off his jersey and celebrating with teammates.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scalabrine on Garnett: I’ve never met anybody more intense’last_img read more

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Parents Urged to Help Vulnerable Children

first_imgFirst nine Liberian young boys were sent to represent the country in the Street Child World Cup, two weeks before the regular World Cup, and that experience has changed their lives, who are now known as ambassadors.Then, the non-profit organization provided financial grants, totaling over U$22,610.00 to 211 parents whose children have been rescued from the streets and reunited with them.In an appreciation meeting with founder and CEO of Street Child of Liberia, Tom Dannatt, yesterday, parents who benefitted from the grant, expressed appreciation for the assistance and told him, “God will bless his efforts.”Dannatt, who is in the country to assess the work of Street Child of Liberia, said he is impressed with the success of SCoL, and noted that he never anticipated the progress so far, and commended parents whose children have benefitted from the program, for making a difference.“We started the financial assistance scheme four years ago in Sierra Leone and those who have followed the scheme are doing well,” he told the women outside T.G.H. Apartments in Tarrtown, near Sinkor, Old Road in Monrovia.He urged them to ensure that they make daily savings to let the scheme help their efforts to educate their children.“I work with Chloe to raise funds from companies and philanthropists in Europe,” he told the crowd of mostly women, “to make sure that Liberia’s street children are reunited with their parents.” He told them to be determined to change the economic destiny for the better.Dannatt told the cheering women that children deserve better support, particularly those who survive on the streets of Monrovia and do not have any hope.He also commended Street Child of Liberia’s program director Michael John Bull, and other volunteers for living the dream, and urged them to work to save Liberia’s future. Earlier, Michael John Bull had introduced the women to founder Dannatt. He is in the country with Chloe Dannatt, who is responsible for the Africa program.Ms. Dannatt who arrived in the country late last week, visited the organization’s projects in Buchannan, Grand Bassa and Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount Counties.Street Child is a UK-based charity, with the primarily purpose to reduce street children, first in Freetown, Sierra Leone and now in Liberia.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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Triplets’ Mother Seeks Assistance

first_imgMaima Massaquoi, who recently gave birth to triplets at the John F. Kennedy Hospital in Sinkor, is seeking assistance from well-meaning Liberians, philanthropists, as well as from the government of Liberia.According to Maima, the triplets, who include two girls and a boy, were a blessing from God. She was therefore appealing for humanitarian assistance to help her give the children a ‘head-start’ in life, being short of everything that the children need.“My husband and I cannot bring up these children now. Things are not good for us. He does not have a good job for now, and we still have to take care of them—look for good food for them. Even the clothes they need require money. We are doing our best while we await others’ help.”Ms. Massaquoi explained that she was satisfied with her God-given gifts and any help to the children would—in her heart—take second place only to what God has provided her family through His goodness and grace.When we spoke to a neighbor of the triplet’s mother, Mr. Gabriel Hina, Sr., he said the mother of the triplets was in dire straits, and needed assistance to bring up them up.According to Maima, they were born on February 3, this year, and currently reside in the Bangay-Town community; she can be reached on the following numbers: 0886-408823, 0886-516291.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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Ellen Decries Diminishing Donor Support

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed grave concerns over diminishing support from donor partners toward the health sector.The President said this signals that if Liberia is to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), it is now time for Liberians to work harder to achieve health related objectives.She made the comments at the official opening ceremony of the 15th Ordinary Meeting of the Assembly of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Health Ministers held at the Monrovia City Hall this past Friday April 11, 2014.President Sirleaf said the country could only achieve UCH if Liberians worked collectively to build a sustainable health financing system through domestic financing for the health sector. She indicated that “this will be a daunting task no doubt, particularly in our country where there are multiple needs of a reconstructing country; however we must get to the task.”Madam Sirleaf disclosed to the audience, which comprised of Health Ministers of the 15 ECOWAS member countries and other health stakeholders, that consideration is now being given for the establishment of a Liberia Health Equity Fund. This, according to the President, is a new funding mechanism that would help to pay for health care for all Liberians on an equitable basis, with everyone having access to the same services regardless of where you are, who you are or your financial standing.The 15th Ordinary Health Ministers meeting was organized by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in collaboration with West Africa Health Organization (WAHO), which was represented by its Director General, Dr. Xavier Crespin.It was held under the theme: “Universal Health Coverage: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities.”The Liberian leader, who formally declared the West African Health Ministers’ Meeting opened, said: “One of the many challenges that we recognize here today is the declining contribution from our donor partners. This is a reality and it is clear that if our country is to achieve the Universal Health Coverage, we must go to work to build a sustainable health financing system through domestic financing for our health sector.”The lack of quick response or the delay on the part of donor partners in regards to request from the government through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoH&SW) for US$1.2 million to combat the deadly Ebola virus in the country, might have led to the President thinking that donors are becoming unresponsive in the health sector.She, however, said that achieving the UHC takes time and perseverance for it involves accessibility, affordability, and quality of service.She said her government is endeavoring to this through a strong political commitment through all level including the highest level in our society.She retrospected that at the 63rd World Health Assembly held in Geneva, Switzerland, she stated that people should not die because they are poor and “we pledge to find mechanisms for the poor to continue to access the health care that they need and not to pay up-front fees.”“This is why today we want to command our health team for the services they render free in all parts of the country, though not at the quality we want.”She reminded the audience that while the Ebola outbreak probably strikes the upper-most in everyone’s minds in the nation and sub-region, she and others would remain convince that their relentless efforts are underway to address this critical situation.She indicated that government continues to lay emphasis on achieving its goals on UHC as carried in Liberia’s National Health Policy Plan for the next ten years. “This is why I applaud all of you for having taken the decision to come to this meeting that will give us encouragement as we all strive and work together to achieve quality delivery health care to our people,” she said.“In our country, we are working to improve the health and social welfare status of our population on an equitable basis in the face of major challenges, many of which have been out line in some note Dr. Walter Gwenigale gave me.”Making remarks earlier, WAHO Director General, Dr. Xavier Crespin, said that the issue of healthcare delivery in the sub-region was very critical and there is an urgent need for authorities of the region to formulate means through which basic quality and affordable health services can be provided citizens of the ECOWAS Community.He said the outbreak of the Ebola Virus in some part of the region is an unfortunate situation that needs immediate attention in order to bring it under control. He outlined numerous challenges that WAHO is facing in carrying out its mandate.In a message read on his behalf of Dr. Luis Gomes Sambo, World Health Organization Regional Director for Africa, by WHO Country Representative in Liberia, Dr. Nestor Ndayimirije, Dr. Sambo said despite the progress made in the last 15 to 20 years, populations in the African region still suffer from the devastating burden of several diseases such as malaria, AIDS, tuberculosis, meningitis, cholera and other diarrheal diseases, viral hemorrhagic fevers, among others which are obstacles to achieving Universal Coverage and the Millennium Development Goals.He said the meeting of WAHO came at a time when the sub-region is experiencing a serious epidemic disease, Ebola and commended the Governments of Liberia and Guinea for the strong leadership demonstrated by officially declaring and mounting an effective response to the cross-border Ebola virus disease epidemic. “With this strong leadership and commitment, I am very confident that together, we shall be able to stop this epidemic and therefore avoid the loss of human lives and minimize its impact on the economy, trade and travel in accordance with the International Health Regulation,” he said.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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Storm Vandalizes Gbloulay Demonstration School

first_imgOn Friday, May 8, a storm swept through Gbloulay town in Nimba County and left several homes vandalized and destroyed.Gbloulay Demonstration School, a public school was also destroyed by the violent storm.Henry N. Teah, principal of the school told the Daily Observer that nearly all the facilities in school, including benches, blackboard, and stationery were damaged by the powerful wind.“It is very unfortunate for us because the storm came at the time we were just about to begin the fifth period test,” he said.Our Nimba Correspondent said the school with over 200 students was seemed completely broken down with all the pieces of zinc scattered all around the vicinity.“This school contains seven classrooms, an office and it was up to junior high level so we don’t know what to actually do with this kind of situation,” he added.Gbloulay is the home of the late Jackson F. Doe, former political leader of Liberia Action Party (LAP). It is located around the Liberian border with Ivory Coast in the Buu-Yao Administrative District in Nimba County.There was no casualty reported, but many homes were also vandalized in the town and other surrounding villages.Meanwhile, the administration of the school is appealing to all to come aid so as recondition the building as soon as possible.“Since the storm destroyed our school, we have had classes in the open air and whenever it rains, we abandon teaching and run for cover,” he stated.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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