Mintah, Mendy on target anew as Kaya Makati slips past Ilocos

first_imgThe Senegalese Mendy opened the scoring in the 30th minute, swapping passes with Eric Giganto before beating Baba Sampana from close range.Ilocos equalized at the hour mark when John Kanayama converted from the spot after a handball infraction called on Jalsor Soriano, setting the stage for an anxious finish for Kaya.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’It marked the third straight match in which Mintah and Mendy both scored for Kaya, which also beat Ilocos, 5-2, on Wednesday. Mintah has nine goals so far this season, two more than Mendy’s.“It’s really difficult to play back-to-back games against the same team and this was the kind of match where we struggled to create opportunities,” said Kaya coach Noel Marcaida. “It’s three points and number one in the league so far, so we’re happy with the result. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Dizon tops Race 3, grabs Petron karting lead View comments Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “It all boils down to the players’ hard work. Despite the heavy schedule, the players are very disciplined and made sure they recover quickly.”Over at RMS, Stallion secured back-to-back wins after two late goals propelled the Laguna side past struggling JPV Marikina, 2-1.Swiss striker Gabriele Mascazzini headed home the equalizer in the 81st minute, before Jess Melliza struck from long range with a minute left in regulation as coach Ernie Nierras side completed a big comeback.Stallion has 13 points from 12 matches, while JPV fell to fifth, after dropping a fourth straight match. Ilocos remained winless in 12 games.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Jordan Mintah and Robert Mendy continued their impressive scoring run as Kaya FC Makati slipped past Ilocos United, 2-1, for its fifth straight victory, while Stallion Laguna made it two wins in a row in the Philippines Football League at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Mintah, the Ghanaian striker, connected on Miguel Tanton’s corner in the 81st minute at University of Makati as Kaya finally brushed aside Ilocos to regain top spot in the table with 26 points, two ahead of FC Meralco Manila, which has two games in hand.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

SBE Act ‘Taking Effect’

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told the nation that the Small Business Empowerment Act (SBE) is now taking effect in the country. Delivering her state of the nation address on Monday on Capitol Hill, Madam Sirleaf said the Act, which was launched last year, requires all government entities to spend a minimum of 25 percent of their procurement budget on goods, services and works from Liberian owned businesses, five percent of which must be directed to Liberian women owned businesses. Based on the current budget, she assured that a total of U$70 million could be injected into the Liberian economy through Liberian-owned businesses to ensure that they are properly funded and capacitated.President Sirleaf said already 104 of 6000 Liberian businesses have registered free of charge and are in compliance with the process established by the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC). “We urged all Liberian owned-businesses, including the media and law firms to register and take advantage of the 25 percent preference which will help the country achieve this objective, noting that, it is important that all three branches of government make maximum effort to ensure full implementation of the law which benefits our people,” she said.She however used the occasion to recognize two dynamic entrepreneurs, one in the agriculture sector – Mr. Mahmud Johnson of J-Palm Liberia, who processes palm kernel for oil; and Mr. Alex Garley of Garreston Steel, a manufacturer of nails. Several small-scale and medium scale operations from copybooks manufacturing, printing, rubber wood and meat processing, and hospitality have potential to grow in size. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MLS Players Union denounces Trump comments

first_imgMLS MLS Players Union denounces Donald Trump’s controversial comments amid protests Goal Last updated 2 years ago 02:42 26/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Donald Trump Getty Images MLS NWSL The U.S. president called on NFL team owners to fire players for kneeling during the national anthem, and the MLS Players Union expressed its concern The MLS Players Union has responded to U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial statements regarding protests during NFL games over the past 13 months, calling the remarks “jarring and disappointing.”Trump at a rally Friday called on NFL team owners to fire any “son of a bitch” who “disrespects our flag” by kneeling during the national anthem. He also asked for harder hitting in the league, saying “they’re ruining the game” by implementing new rules for player safety.The MLS Players Union chimed in Monday, releasing a statement of support of all professional athletes in North America. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing “All players have every right to exercise their Constitutional rights and we will do everything in our power to defend those rights…” pic.twitter.com/piPlCfdi2R— MLS Players Union (@MLSPlayersUnion) September 25, 2017″To hear the President of the United States single out certain professional athletes and call for their termination of employment was jarring and disappointing, as was his disregard for player health and safety,” the statement read.”Like NFL players, and players across the North American sports landscape, MLS players spend countless hours off the field doing charitable work that makes a significant impact in the communities in which they play.”All players have every right to exercise their Constitutional rights and we will do everything in our power to defend those rights when they are challenged. It is our deepest hope that the solidarity exhibited on a daily basis by professional athletes throughout North America can serve to encourage a more tolerant and less divisive society.”If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL,or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017…our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU’RE FIRED. Find something else to do!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017The defiance against Trump on Sunday included NFL players locking arms, refusing to stand for the national anthem and not coming out to the field for the pregame tradition as a protest for racial and social injustice. In the NWSL, the top women’s professional soccer league in North America, U.S. national team players Becky Sauerbrunn, Sydney Leroux and Megan Rapinoe refused to enter the pitch for the anthem ahead of a match Sunday.last_img read more