Inter College Basketball Tourney Reaches Semifinals

first_imgFlashback: A Cuttington University player in possession of the ball against Blue Crest in their first match (Photo: Anthony Kokoi)The 2018 edition of the Inter-College Basketball tournament has reached the semifinals with four colleges including AME Zion University, University of Liberia, Blue Crest and Starz College advancing as the final four in the tournament.It was an entertaining and exciting moment at the Sports Commission in Monrovia last weekend as hundreds of college students from various institutions trooped in to cheer their teams to victory.During the knockout rounds, Zion University defeated Barshell University 54-22 points in the first match to book their ticket to the semifinals, before Blue Crest University College edged out Cuttington University by 42-27 points.In the late kickoffs, the University of Liberia saw off Stella Maris 73- 68 points before the final showpiece that witnessed Starz College defeating United Methodist University 40-39 points in a very entertaining game.Meanwhile, the draw for the semifinals of the tournament was made on Monday evening with the defending champions, Starz College, paired against the University of Liberia for the first match, while Zion will go against Blue Crest in the second. The two winners from the semifinals will advance to the final to compete for the L$10,000.The second place winner receives L$6,000 plus a trophy and a certificate; while the third place winner will receive L$4,000 and a certificate.The Semifinals are slated Friday, November 30.The tournament is organized by Scorpion Incorporated, an entrepreneur organization founded by six students from the Blue Crest University College who are concerned with technological projects and events planning.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Stournaras certain of growth in 2014

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras says he is 100 percent certain that 2013 will be Greece’s last year of recession.The country’s economic downturn started in 2008 but speaking to the BBC’s Mark Lowen in Athens, Stournaras said Greeks had reason to be optimistic.“I feel sure, 100 percent certain that this will be the last year of Greece’s recession,” he said. “Towards the last quarter of 2013, we are going to have recovery.”The probability of Greece leaving the euro – Grexit – is now very small,” Stournaras added.“We have managed to turn the economy around. From the markets, there’s much more optimism. Deposits are coming back to banks, the government is paying its arrears to the private sector and there is a change in how Europe sees us. So all the leading indicators are positive. We are two-thirds of the way towards our target. So people can have hope.”Stournaras repeated previous comments that Greece was open to the idea of another debt reduction but remained tight-lipped about how this should happen.“I would welcome a reduction of the level of debt – but there are many ways to achieve that,” he said. “But it should happen in a way that minimises the loss to other parties.”Stournaras was also candid about the mistakes made by Greece and its lenders over the country’s fiscal adjustment program.“Greece was forced to cut too far, too fast,” he said. “In hindsight, we should have placed more emphasis on structural reform and privatisations at the start. But we can’t go back. There’s no point crying over spilt milk. The eurozone was not prepared for the crisis.”Stournaras also responded to a question about a possible British exit from the European Union by insisting that there should no scope for the country to renegotiate the terms of its EU membership.“It would be a grave mistake for Britain to leave the EU,” he said. “Britain belongs to Europe politically, financially and from a cultural point of view.”Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more