PBA: San Miguel snaps losing skid, overpowers Phoenix

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments San Miguel put a stop to its three-game skid and crushed Phoenix, 117-100, in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT The Beermen got into an intoxicated 21-7 run across the third and fourth quarters to take a 92-77 on Marcio Lassiter’s layup with 8:21 left.Things, however, got heated with 4:11 left in the game when Calvin Abueva and Kevin Murphy got tangled up in the baseline near the Phoenix bench.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 ChrissThis scuffle caused a momentary delay in the game as both benches exchanged verbal jabs during the break in action and these resulted to three technical fouls called against the Fuel Masters.Technical fouls were called against Phoenix head coach Louie Alas, team manager Paolo Bugia, and big man Doug Kramer after the scuffle while Murphy was called with a flagrant penalty 1. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Anthony, NorthPort backed into a corner: ‘We can’t afford to lose one game’ ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. San Miguel’s 105-88 lead before the altercation proved to be enough for the Beermen as the Fuel Masters couldn’t muster enough fight to close the gap.The Beermen stayed at the eighth seed while the Fuel Masters settled for a 6-2 record at the fifth spot.“Well we’re so thankful for this win because this was a crucial one for us and I think the players proved that we can play defense because we’re often criticized that we’re not a good defensive team,” said Beermen head coach Leo Austria.“We were able to dictate the tempo of the game and I have to give credit to these players because they had a sense of urgency and we’re in a better position to get to the next round.”Christian Standhardinger once again filled in for the injured June Mar Fajardo and put up 29 points, 14 rebounds, and two blocks for the Beermen.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Murphy finished with 26 points and seven rebounds while Marcio Lassiter had 26 points, six rebounds, and eight assists to support San Miguel’s offense.Eugene Phelps led Phoenix with 37 points, 26 rebounds, six assists, and four blocks.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

1028 SGBV Cases Reported From January to June 2018

first_imgUN Women calls for immediate actionUN Women Operations Director, Yawo Mensah Magio, said incidents of sexual violence against women and girls continue to escalate, with 1,028 of cases reported for the period between January to June this year alone.Magio made the statement yesterday, November 13, when UN Women donated office supplies to the Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Unit of the Liberia National Police (LNP), in order to strengthen the country’s prosecution services.The donation was a part of the activities outlined in the government and United Nations Joint Program to respond to and prevent SGBV and harmful traditional practices in the country.The fund was provided by Sweden Embassy through the Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA).Magio added, “We are alarmed by these increasing numbers, and wonder why women and girls continue to be violated, with perpetrators walking with impunity. This is a concern for everyone who may have a girl child, because it is very serious.”He said violence against women and girls is one of the most serious, pervasive and widespread crime in the country.Magio said that one in three women and girls experiences physical or sexual violence at some point in life, “because in Liberia, violence against women and girls has been deeply entrenched in social and cultural landscape, yet it remains one of the least crimes for which the perpetrators are never prosecuted.”He said all forms of violence against women and girls are human rights-related matters and that it is an impediment to the advancement of women and girls.The issue of sexual and gender-based violence and harmful traditional practices, according to Magio, requires a multifaceted approach involving all stakeholders, civil society organizations, government, the international community, religious leaders and youth.“It is our fervent hope that these supplies will strengthen your capacity to ensure the safety and protection of our girls and women, ensuring that perpetrators are brought before a court and prosecuted for crimes against women and girls,” Magio said.Upon receiving the items, the Division Director of the SGBV Unit,  John Africanus Aquoi Gabriel, expressed gratitude to UN Women, promising to use the items not only in Monrovia but across 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