first_imgCloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 “Class,” Australian NBA player Andrew Bogut sarcastically tweeted after posting an image of Pingris’ selfie.The game was supposed to provide Fiba a glimpse of the cavernous arena, one of the venues for the Fiba World Cup 2023 which the country is hosting with Indonesia and Japan.Instead, it will now be remembered as the site of one of the worst brawls the sport has witnessed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Nine players from the Philippines and four from Australia were ejected in the aftermath of the brawl that could also lead to huge repercussions as Gilas navigates the second round of qualifying.The game was stopped with 4:01 remaining in the third quarter and the Boomers comfortably ahead, 79-48, after some physical play involving RR Pogoy and Chris Goulding.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 crownAnother Aussie player, Daniel Kickert, hit Pogoy with an elbow, triggering the free-for-all that also saw Gilas players on the bench Carl Bryan Cruz and Calvin Abueva getting involved.Andray Blatche, Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo then swarmed at Kickert as the incident worsened when fans hurled chairs at the Aussies. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Pogoy, Blatche, Castro, Romeo, Cruz, Abueva, Troy Rosario, Matthew Wright and Japeth Aguilar were ejected, while NBA player Thon Maker, Kickert, Goulding and Nathan Sobey were also slapped with disqualifying fouls.The game resumed with Gilas left with just three players in June Mar Fajardo, Gabe Norwood and Baser Amer.The match ended in the third quarter when the three Filipinos fouled out.While several fans inside the venue were loudly cheering for Gilas following the brawl, the incident was met with disdain and disappointment online, especially after former Gilas player Marc Pingris was captured taking a selfie with the team during a lull following the melee.“Embarassing,” former Gilas captain Jimmy Alapag said on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ceres widens gap after blanking Stallion Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES 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 BOCAUE, Bulacan—What was supposed to be a showcase of the strides made by Philippine basketball and its national team turned out to be one of its darkest moments on the world stage.In front of a big home crowd, Gilas Pilipinas absorbed a 53-89 loss to Australia in a Fiba World Cup 2019 Qualifiers game following a rumble in the third period in the 55,000-seater Philippine Arena here.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its Green Agents Pitch In and Help to Clean…

first_imgThe first vice president and chairman of the program committee for Ade Beda Omega Chapter, Clarine Simpson Vaughn, over the weekend organized its first Green Agents consisting of children under the age of 14 and adults to help clean the Monrovia Central Park.Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Eda Beda Omega Chapter, the first international chapter started here in Liberia came together on Saturday May 23 and picked up trash, water sacs, dirt, and swept garbage that had managed to find its way in between the gates of the Monrovia Central Park. Little children who were invited to the park to learn about environmentally friendly cleaning habits participated in the initiative with the help of their parents and the organizers.“We’re in the park cleaning it up and making the area environmentally suitable and restoring the playground. Our hope with cleaning it up and working with MCC is that MCC will begin to open it to the children in the community. If they see that there are volunteers in Monrovia that are taking ownership of keeping the playground area clean, clear of dirt and liter, they will start to open it up for the children to use, “ Clarine added.The little helpers wore t-shirts logoed ‘Green Agents’ as they happily placed leaves and other out of place items into garbage plastics.“This is mental health month and green symbolizes support for mental illness. It is also one of our colors, the other being pink. By giving them the name Green Agents, it means they are being agents of change by making sure that we are keeping our environment clean and green. We want them to come out and play and also see that it is there responsibility as well as the adults’ responsibility to pick up trash in order to keep the area clean and reduce the amount of dirt around,” Clarine added.It is the responsibility of all Liberians to keep their areas clean and Clarine believes that the unsanitary conditions of Liberia led to the spread of Ebola.“If each of us can make it our responsibility to clean our areas, it will make Liberia a better place to live and for our children to play,” she maintained.Meanwhile, the Sorority on the day of their event also donated an advanced reading room that consists of books, both educational and leisure, chairs, couches, tables, toys and baskets.“We have a reading room that Alpha Kappa Alpha donated in the park to make sure that the kids can use this facility that we know they are not used to. Maybe after playing, they can come into the room and relax while reading very interesting books,” Clarine added.Also, Clarine states that Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) has not opened the park to the public for many reasons, but one reason that is clear to Clarine is that there is no proper management of the park.“We told MCC that we wanted to launch our organization here at the central park and they arranged for the gates to be opened so the park could be cleaned. The gates are not opened to the public. The first time they opened it there was some unruly behavior by the people who came into the park. If they can make sure that they can handle the flow of people coming in, train the kids on how to use the equipment and leave it the way they found it, I’m sure that the park will one day be opened,” she assured.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more