Independent identity

first_imgAt Independence, it was said with some regret, “We inherited a state but not a nation” yet our national motto declared: “One Nation, One People, One Destiny”. Even if it was merely aspirational, it confirmed the colonial assumption that an independent country was not just a territorial expression but one containing a populace with a common identity that made them into a “nation”. The organisation formed after WWII to accommodate the expected decolonisation wave, after all, was called the “United Nations”.The State System that evolved in Europe after the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648 when the Holy Roman Empire dissolved, introduced the principle of “cuiusregio, eiusreligio” – the religion of the king is the religion of the people. In effect, with the pervasiveness of religion in the lives of the people in the individual states, but with the abandonment of a common language, Latin, each country evolved separate and distinct “cultures”. During the colonial era from the 17th to 20th Century, the inhabitants of European colonies were expected to imbibe and practise the cultures of the “mother country”.To become “one nation” at Independence, it was expected that all the people of Guyana would practise one culture – British culture. In fact, before Independence, an anthropologist, RT Smith explained our ability to live together, even though we were “the land of six races”, was because everyone had a “white bias” in our world view. Our early leaders Dr Cheddi Jagan and Forbes Burnham rejected much of the “white bias” as a “colonial mentality”, but their Marxist-based ideology still assumed the ideal of “one people”. Their “class bias” articulated the aspiration as “the small man is the real man”.It was quite ironic even though these early leaders wanted a “unity” in the people, in order to secure political power they used whatever means at their disposal. One of those “means” was while all citizens might have had a “white bias” and used the language and premises of the “whites” to evaluate each other, they yet saw themselves as different because of their insertion into the country at different times and the different cultural repertoires they arrived with. In recognition of this reality, another anthropologist, MG Smith defined us as a “plural society”: the peoples of Guyana may live in one country, but expressed themselves through institutions that were significantly different because of religion and culture. In other words, we were ethnically different.And it was along these ethnic cleavages the politicians mobilised before and after Independence. However, they introduced a schizophrenic element into the self-definition of Guyanese by publicly avowing our “unity” and “one nation, one people” while in private courting voters along ethnic lines.Evidently reacting to this schizophrenic labelling of “identity” that has long fractured the country’s developmental efforts, the new APNU/AFC Government articulated as one of its major goals, the achievement of greater “social cohesion” in the society. It created a Ministry within the Ministry of the Presidency to achieve this state of affairs and on May 11 launched the first “National Social Cohesion Day”.Delivering the feature address with much of his Cabinet and the diplomatic corps present, President David Granger declared: “Social cohesion recognises that our nation is now and always will be multi-religious, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural. Miscegenation is forever and I have recently seen the results of my DNA test so I’m forever mixed. Our diversity is an asset not a liability; we are proud to belong to a society of many faiths. We are proud of the tapestry of our ethnicity.”It would appear that the President is clearly articulating a more nuanced vision of what our nation can be – a hyphenated rather than a claustrophobic, arbitrary “unitary” one. His comment about “miscegenation”, however, needs explication. Our Nobel Prize winning poet Dereck Walcott said, “Miscegenation means there’s something wrong genetically. Miscegenation is not an idea that we would have in the Caribbean.”last_img read more

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The PPP leadership

first_imgBharrat Jagdeo has been elected as the new General Secretary (GS) of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to the surprise of not many. At the Party’s Congress in Essequibo last month, he received the largest number of votes to the Central Committee (CC) and was obviously the most highly regarded by the rank and file.At that highest forum of the PPP, the dominant expressed sentiment was that the Party’s top leadership needed to be consolidated to confront the challenges at this juncture of its history and the history of Guyana. It was clear there were some in that leadership who were more concerned with their own ambitions than in representing the constituency the Party represented.What was operating has been described as the “Iron Law of Institutions”. This posits that some “people who control institutions care first and foremost about their power within the institution rather than the power of the institution itself. Thus, they would rather the institution “fail” while they remain in power within the institution than for the institution to “succeed” if that requires them to lose power within the institution.”After the last elections when the PPP was removed from office, the Party faltered because of this factor and did not take full advantage of the missteps of the People’s National Congress (PNC)-led A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition to demonstrate to the Guyanese people, the clear and present danger they face from the PNC, which was merely taking them back to the vicissitudes of their first regime. The last “tax and waste” budget was one example of the PNC’s contempt for the Guyanese people while the attempted illegal expulsion of the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre (CJRC) from Red House through bullyism exemplified the frontal attack on the PPP occasioned by the divisions they detected in the PPP’s top leadership.The majority of the members of the CC must be commended for rising to the challenge. At the elections for the GS, these members withstood the challenge from those who would continue with the old, divided leadership and accepted the unique confluence of experience and youth represented by Bharrat Jagdeo in consolidating the leadership as had been done for most of the history of the PPP. He is now the leader of the party in its role as part of the constitutionally defined executive branch of Government as the “Leader of the Opposition” and the leader of the PPP political party mobilising the Guyanese people to articulate their interests in the operations of the State.As Jagdeo said after his election as GS, the work ahead must address both aspects of the PPP’s mandate. As Leader of the Opposition, the PPP will have to present itself as ready to lead the nation after the next elections in 2020. The PNC-led Government has confirmed its unsuitability to govern Guyana. Economically, their performance has been nothing short of disastrous. Even his most vociferous critic would have to concede there is no other leader than Jagdeo who is qualified to lead Guyana in this area. He worked to successfully remove the debt albatross from the neck of the nation, which had been bequeathed by the PNC and piloted programmes that delivered the highest growth rate in the Region for almost a decade.In terms of his leadership of the Party, Jagdeo’s challenge would be to address the perception that the PPP is not representative of all the groups in Guyana. While the PPP has throughout its history doggedly stuck to its commitment from 1950 to represent all the peoples of Guyana, the departure of Burnham precipitated a split both of the Party and the country’s ethnic groups that is still unhealed. But with the PNC-led coalition demonstrating its opportunistic use of the AFC to just give lip service to the goal of national unity, the PPP under the leadership of Bharrat Jagdeo is poised to demonstrate concretely that it can do the job.last_img read more

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Venezuela food crisis stark reminder of Guyana’s past

first_imgThe long food lines, the stark hunger etched in hopeless faces staring at a future difficult to contemplate is a graphic portrayal of Guyanese in past times, but this time these faces are Venezuelan.Guyanese fled similar circumstances in Guyana to carve a niche for themselves in a more prosperous neighbouring country, only to face such survival desolation in their adopted homeland decades later.Venezuela’s contracting economy and the consequential degeneration of the quality of life in that country, to the extent that one of the most basic survival needs – food, has become difficult, almost impossible, to obtain, has brought Guyanese who migrated to that country to the point of making hard choices.Leaving one’s home in which one has invested years of endeavour to attempt to create survival regimes in another country is a very difficult proposition. It happened to Guyanese when they became refugees fleeing to other countries to escape the oppression of the PNC era in government.For those who fled to neighbouring Venezuela, Guyana’s Ambassador to Venezuela, Cheryl Miles, at the conclusion of a heads of missions conference held recently at the Pegasus Hotel, painted a harsh picture, where Guyanese living in Venezuela are turning to their original homeland for succour from their current plight.Approximately 250,000 Guyanese are currently domiciled in Venezuela, according to Miles, with many of them trying to ride out the crisis, because many of them have no links remaining in the place of their birth.However, some are finding the food crisis and socio-political upheaval difficult to cope with and are seriously considering returning home to Guyana.However, there are many hindrances to reintegration into a Guyanese society, mainly because of the difficulties their children, many of them born and raised in a Spanish-speaking country, would face in an Anglophile school environment.At present, there is a thriving cross-border trading in goods for food, with Guyanese resident in Venezuela, as well as Venezuelans, trading and/or selling their precious household items to Guyanese in bordering communities, dirt-cheap, for food.The depreciation of Venezuela’s economy is projected to worsen with the plummeting oil revenues, Venezuela’s only solid export and foreign currency earner.Many Guyanese have already returned, but even Guyana’s economy is contracting under another PNC-led regime and, except for gold, all sectors of the country that were main foreign currency earners are slowly being killed, with the expectation by Government that oil would replace them.Guyana is no bed of roses anymore, and there is a constriction of its fiscal spaces, to the extent where even welfare services, health services, education, et al, are once again being negatively impacted, with punitive tax regimes imposed on an already overburdened public, so it would present great difficulty for the country to absorb refugees on any great scale, because even resident Guyanese are finding difficulty in surviving the current social impacts of the punitive policies of the coalition Government.Given the current trends and signs, one can envisage the return of this country to a time and place where the most basic survival items, especially food, was difficult to acquire, but this time, with Venezuela’s economy unable to withstand another influx of Guyanese refugees, where would Guyanese refugees run?last_img read more

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Steady Hurricanes leave Jaguars on the ropes

first_img̶ Singh misses tonDefending Champs Guyana Jaguars endured a tough third day as they clawed their way back into the game but only marginally as they trail the Leeward Islands Hurricanes by 153 runs heading into the final day of the 2017/18 Cricket West Indies (CWI)/ Digicel Regional 4-Day tournament.Played at the Warner Park Ground, St Kitts, Guyana were 53-2 from 41 overs batting a second time when stumps were drawn on the penultimate day with captain Leon Johnson on 27 not out and night-watchman Veerasammy Permaul unbeaten on six. Openers Tagenarine Chanderpaul (16) and Chandrapaul Hemraj (00) were the batsmen to be dismissed by Nkrumah Bonner (1-6) and Mervin Mathew (1-8), respectively.After the Hurricanes racked up an imposing 412-9 declared, the champions folded in their first innings for 206 with centurion from the last match Vishaul Singh narrowly missing out on his eighth First Class hundred after being left stranded on 97, as his teammates crumbled around him.All-rounder Sherfane Rutherford had the next best score of 32, followed by Hemraj with 23 as Terance Ward (4-48), Jeremiah Louis (2-58) and Rakeem Cornwall (2-62) did the bulk of the damage bowling for the Hurricanes.With the huge lead on first innings of 2016, the Hurricanes maintained their strangle hold by asking the Jaguars to bat again with 41 over still available in the day’s play.Things were not going to get better for the visitors as the Hurricane look to finish off the Jaguars for the third consecutive time by removing out-of-sorts Jaguars openers in the second innings.Today’s final day action bowls off at 10:00h.last_img read more

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“We Are Not Guilty”

first_img“We are not guilty, say over 25 defendants formally charged, indicted and facing trial at the 2nd Judicial Circuit Court in Grand Bassa County. They have taken issue with the state to prove them guilty of multiple crimes.The defendants pleaded not guilty when the contents of the indictment were read to them last week, during the trial processing conducted by the clerk of the court, Emmanuel Quahgar.The multiple crimes include armed robbery, theft of property, obstruction of government function, criminal mischief, riot, failure to disperse, disorderly conduct, obstructing highway, criminal conspiracy and other public tresspasses.Those indicted are Fred Saye, Jonathan Paye , Yei Dokie , Prince Lah, Prince Zeadah , Emmanuel Torbaye , Romeo  Zuweh , Romeo  Swah , Wilson Gono , Zuo Gbealah , Peter Zuah, Alano Kortoe and Yei Brown.Others are William Gbandeah, Saye Jebdole , George S.K.  Dolo, Melvin Zeantoe, Saye Tee, Zuweh, Patrick Gongar, Junior Musa, Oretha Gono, Saye Garteh and others to be identified. They were all accused, charged and indicted for having conspired to commit the various mentioned crimes.  The indictment was prepared by the Special Grand Jurors of the 8th Judicial Circuit Court in Nimba County under the signature of County Attorney, Hector Quoigoah.According to the indictment, the defendants did conspire and commit the aforesaid crimes which violate chapter 17 Section 17.1, 17.3, 12.1 17.7 and Chapter 10 Section 4(1, 2, 3, 4, respectively of the New Penal Law of Liberia, Chapter 26 of the Liberian Code in the form and manner.The indictment revealed that the Tokadeh Progressive Youth Development Association in Nimba wrote Nimba County Attorney Quoigoah on June 27, 2014, informing him that their group would carry out a march on July 3, 2014, but he dishonored it saying that the notice was too short and they would not allow the police to protect the march.He directed the youth group to call off the plan because, according to him, the defendants, headed by one Othello Bontor and others to be identified, had  intended to cause public disturbance, damage and carry away properties of ArcelorMittal and AFCONS  and physically obstruct the enforcement of the law and gather at Banlaw (TNF) junction  near Gbarpa, fell trees and create roads blocks, thereby restricting free movement of traffic, violently exhibiting cutlasses, sticks and other lethal instruments and carry stones.Thereafter, security officers, including the Liberia National Police, engaged defendant Othello Bontor and colleagues in a peaceful manner and tried to persuade them to unblock the road, but they reigned insults and threw stones at the security personnel.The indictment indicated  that at 6:25 a.m. on July 3, 2014, the defendants, headed by Saye Toe Zuweh and Peter Zuweh, the president of the organization, despite the County Attorney’s mandate  that they should call off the plan, damaged and carried away properties of ArcelorMittal and Afcons, caused public disturbances and physically obstructed the enforcement of laws, fell trees with power saws, created road blocks, with cutlasses, sticks, threw stones, while mask  dancers displayed traditional  war dances.  The defendants further chanted threatening slogans, the indictment disclosed.At about 12:00 noon, on July 12, 2014, County Attorney Quoigoah, amid the growing number of demonstrators and  the violent nature of their actions, tried to calm the situation at Tokadeh Junction, but he was booed at by the defendants and other demonstrators yet to be identified,  which resulted to releasing teargas  on the demonstrators by the police.According to the indictment, the demonstrators deranged, looted and set ablaze properties of Afcons, SEGAL and ArcelorMittal valued at over US$5,000,000 and police subsequently arrested and charged the defendants. They also trenched and entrapped employees of the said entities at Tokadeh mines for over 24 hours.Following this, the Special Grand Jury of the 8th Judiciary Circuit Court in Nimba County, transferred the case to Grand Bassa County based upon a motion for change of venue to Grand Bassa, which was granted by then presiding Judge, J. Boima Kortu. Meanwhile, the commencement of the trial proceedings on March 2, 2015, at the 2nd Judicial Circuit Court in Grand Bassa County, was presided over by Judge Yussif Kaba, while the state is being represented by the Ministry of Justice. 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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Senate Receives US$256.7M MCC Grant for Ratification

first_imgThe Senate yesterday received from President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for ratification, an agreement between the Government of Liberia (GOL) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the United States Government for a grant of US$256.7 million to assist in the development of the energy sector, road maintenance and technical capacity building.President Sirleaf informed the lawmakers that for several years Liberia has undergone close scrutiny to qualify the country for a United States compact plan.“This achievement is due to the zealous effort employed by government as a whole, and for this we must all be commended.”She said resources from the grant in the energy sector will enable the country to fund the fourth turbine of the Mount Coffee Power Plant and raise the capacity to over 80 megawatts of power.“Given the importance of that project and the project agreed under the compact, I respectfully request your quick ratification of this agreement, which is in the interest of our people…” the President’s letter read.Plenary also received another letter from the President, dated September 29, in which she submitted for enactment into law a bill titled: “The Millennium Challenge Account MCA Act.”President Sirleaf said that Bill put into place the necessary legal framework for the establishment of the Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia. Its mandate, she said, will be to implement and oversee projects funded under the Millennium Challenge Compact, an agreement entered into between the GOL and the United States of America.“Mr. President Pro Tempore, this bill when passed into law should ensure that the state, through the Millennium Challenge Account- Liberia, implements and manages effectively all projects developed under the Millennium Challenge Compact.”The two documents, sponsored by Montserrado County Senators Geraldine Doe-Sherif and George Manneh Weah, were sent to the Senate Committees on Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, and Ways and Means which were requested to report to plenary on Thursday, tomorrow.The MCC agreement is said to be one of the legislations itemized by President Sirleaf, for which she requested the Legislators to delay by six weeks their annual Agriculture/Constituency break. They are expected to end the extraordinary sittings by October 15.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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Procedural Errors Hurt County Meet

first_imgThe success of the recent county sports meet was hurt by protests and counter protests, procedural errors and poor lighting that alienated at least two counties and resulted in the refusal of Bong County to play against Lofa County for the 3rd place.In an interview with the Daily Observer last Saturday in Monrovia, Coach Kasumu Sillah of Bong County said it was the first time for a County Meet to suffer multiple problems that he blamed on the Ministry of Youth & Sports and the Liberia Football Association.“How can anyone be happy about the conclusion of the County Meet when Nimba and Bong were unhappy with procedural errors by officials?” Sillah said.He said Bong County players received some of the worst treatment during the tournament.“The players slept at a school auditorium in Soul Clinic,” he said. “This affected the team’s moral.” He indicated that promises made to the players were not fulfilled, which gave room for discontentment.“How can 25 players sleep in one room like what happened to Bong County? And in fact, the food was not that good,” he said.“With all due respect to everyone, it was the worst County Meet that I can remember.”Sillah, who played three seasons for Bong County before moving on to the national scene, said the Ministry of Youth & Sports must coordinate properly with the Liberia Football Association to ensure that glaring mistakes in the just ended meet would not be repeated in the future.He recalled that not too long ago, a County Meet edition was held with professional groups that provided and made available the rules of the games to all counties.Sillah said rules about players’ eligibility must be made available ahead of the tournament and the LFA must show more than a passing interest to check and weed out its registered players to avoid unnecessary protests.He said players’ welfare should also claim the attention of county officials so that they are not left frustrated due to poor handling of finances by team officials.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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For Gregg Popovich, leading USA Basketball is a true calling

first_imgUSA’s head coach Gregg Popovich, left, talks with player Derrick White during their exhibition basketball game in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)SHANGHAI — Even now, U.S coach Gregg Popovich remains a military man.Nearly a half-century after his graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy, it hasn’t been uncommon in recent San Antonio Spurs offseasons for Popovich to return for workouts on the wooded trails of that campus in Colorado. He’d be gasping thin air found at 7,700 feet above sea level, lungs heaving, mind racing.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption MOST READ The Air Force Academy taught Popovich to focus on the current mission. Right now, and that’s guiding the U.S. to gold in the World Cup.“Pop is completely locked in on this one thing,” USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said. “He understands what the goal is, what we’re playing for here.”The Americans arrived in Shanghai on Thursday, with Popovich one of the first to greet some fans who waited at the team hotel and sign a couple dozen autographs. He took his time with each, carefully scripting the cursive, telling those who camped out on a rainy morning that there was no need to rush.His team opens play Sunday against the Czech Republic, then faces Turkey and Japan later next week in the last two group-stage games. Getting out of group play shouldn’t be difficult; two of those four teams will move on to the round of 16. But a loss in an exhibition at Australia last week suggested that this U.S. team could be more than a little vulnerable against the other World Cup contenders.Popovich has been telling his team that winning the World Cup will be tough. The loss only reaffirmed what he was saying.ADVERTISEMENT Sinas: 2,500 NCRPO cops poised to support Taal eruption relief ops PLAY LIST 02:15Sinas: 2,500 NCRPO cops poised to support Taal eruption relief ops01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island As a student, he’d go there to think. As a graduate, he’s done the same.“What you learn there is to get over yourself,” said Popovich, a five-time NBA champion coach with the Spurs. “It’s not about you.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSGinebra looks set for another titleThat is why Popovich’s first stint as coach of the U.S. men’s basketball team — it starts in earnest this weekend, when the Americans open their quest for a third consecutive basketball World Cup championship — has not become some sort of comeuppance tour for infamous previous attempts at gold that went awry.As such, this World Cup isn’t about avenging the disappointment that Popovich still carries over getting cut from the 1972 U.S. Olympic team as a player despite having a stellar few days at tryouts for the team that lost a controversial gold-medal game to Russia. It isn’t about how the 2002 world championships team that he was an assistant on finished sixth, or how the 2004 Olympic team that he assisted managed only a bronze. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist LATEST STORIES From the outset, Popovich felt compelled to jump at the chance to serve again.“It’s impossible to separate it if you have been in the military,” Popovich said. “I’ve had classmates that have fought in wars — I have not — and some of them are no longer with us. You get an appreciation for people who have sacrificed. So when you have an opportunity to do this for your country, it’s impossible to say no. I love being part of it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City “For a number of reasons, but ultimately the way he talks about us having these three U-S-A letters across our chest, we know what this means to him,” U.S. guard Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets said. “He obviously has a tremendous amount of pride and respect for his country and you can feel it in how he goes about his business. This isn’t something he’s just doing for the hell of it.”Popovich’s backstory, at least the parts he wants to open up about, is well-chronicled. His undergraduate degree was in Soviet Studies. He considered a spy career and has gone through intelligence training. He’s not shy about bringing up his opinions on anything, and in recent years he hasn’t held back on political criticism.Economic relations right now between the U.S. and China are thorny, at best. But when Popovich arrived Thursday, donning a blue jacket with the USA Basketball red, white and blue logo, the Chinese fans who came out to greet the Americans cheered him.“It’s hard for me to speculate on what this means to him,” said Will Voigt, Popovich’s former video coordinator in San Antonio and now the coach of the Angolan team competing in this World Cup. “He is a man of principle. And especially in this day and age in our country, with everything going on, how Team USA represents the country is very important to him. Sometimes that gets lost.”Popovich hasn’t shared much about his 1972 experience with his current U.S. team. He was one of about 60 players under consideration for the Olympic team that summer and shot the ball better than anyone there — he made 58 percent of his attempts — but never had a chance at getting picked for the squad. A committee was put together, plenty of politicking was happening and Popovich didn’t partake in the shenanigans.So he got picked for an AAU team instead that played a series of international exhibitions. It wasn’t the same.“The thing I always wanted to do was be on the Olympic team and play,” Popovich said. “That was always my dream.”He’s been to the World Cup and Olympics as an assistant, but he’s now the man in charge. He’s replacing the most successful coach in U.S. history, Mike Krzyzewski, the Duke guru who led the U.S. to the last two World Cup titles and the last three Olympic golds.Popovich took a few weeks to formally accept Colangelo’s invitation in 2015 to replace Krzyzewski in this cycle as national team coach for the World Cup and next year’s Olympics in Tokyo.The delay probably wasn’t needed. LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption View comments ‘People evacuated on their own’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. One nation, one heart for Gilas Pilipinas!last_img read more

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Hotshots in crucial tiff with Fuel Masters

first_imgLATEST STORIES No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Magnolia, the defending champion that struggled in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations, shoots for a crucial victory when it clashes with Phoenix Pulse at Cuneta Astrodome, with the Hotshots to also use the game to break in new acquisition Chris Banchero.With a 4-4 record and needing to sweep its last three games for a chance at a twice-to-beat privilege in the first round of the playoffs, Magnolia cannot afford to lose its 7 p.m. clash with the Fuel Masters, who are also in a must-win situation just to keep their flickering playoff hopes alive.ADVERTISEMENT 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw MOST READ SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Nationals in impressive debut Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee ‘People evacuated on their own’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Beermen will be the heavy favorites to turn back the Elite, who dealt away a lot of their stars starting with No. 2 overall pick Ray Parks and gunslinger Allein Maliksi and two others.San Miguel lost to Meralco and NorthPort in succession last week.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Banchero, just three days after being traded by Alaska, comes to a Magnolia side that is loaded at the guard spot. And whether he fits in the rotation will get a partial answer.Coach Chito Victolero admitted the other day that they really didn’t have a need for another guard, but when the offer to acquire Banchero came, he said that he would be foolish to pass this one up.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Paul Lee and Marc Barroca are the premier point guards of the team, which could force the hand of Victolero to play Banchero at the shooting guard spot.Meanwhile, San Miguel Beer, reeling from back-to-back losses, slugs it out with Blackwater in the 4:30 p.m. contest.last_img read more

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Beast Mode is back: Lynch signs with Seattle Seahawks

first_imgWhen Pops met Martin’s son Santino Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Turbin played for Seattle from 2012-14 and was Lynch’s backup.“Happy to be back home,” Turbin wrote on Instagram.Lynch visited Seattle’s facility earlier this month but the team said it was simply to see some friends. The team had to report the visit to the league because Lynch has not officially filed retirement papers and could be signed by any team.Carroll said general manager John Schneider had been in contact with Lynch’s representatives on the off-chance there was a need down the road.“John is always on the options and in astute fashion he’s been connected with this one just in case for a long enough time that we’ve had some runway for it. He’s had plenty of time to be working and get ready in case something came up and I’m anxious to see him when we get him here,” Carroll said. “There is a lot of history here that is great history and there was nobody that ever amplified the kind of mentality and toughness we like to play with, so if we get a chance to get the beast back on the field we’ll see how that works out.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lynch will always be remembered for his touchdown run in the 2010 playoffs against New Orleans that helped establish the “Beast Mode” persona. It was the top of the long list of highlights with the Seahawks.“My relationship with him, it was really fun for me for the most part,” Carroll said. “There were some hard times with it because he challenged the system so much. He challenged so many different aspects — the things with the media and all those kinds of things — he was hard on the regular routine of this job in some regards, but he always played and he’d always bring it and I loved the spirit that he’d bring and the toughness he brought. He’s a very charismatic person and player and he affected a lot of people and he affected this program in a big way.”Ultimately, Seattle needs production and that will be the big question with a 33-year-old running back.Lynch averaged 4.2 yards per carry and 62.7 yards per game before getting injured last season. The Seahawks would take that kind of production to help make up for the loss of Carson, who finished the year with a career-high 1,230 yards and 4.4 yards per attempt.Lynch may not be the only reunion for Seattle. Former running back Robert Turbin posted a picture from the Seahawks locker room on social media late Monday. There was no confirmation from the team that Turbin has signed, but he had been in for a workout with the team last week.ADVERTISEMENT No shortage of struggle for Olympics chasing Tsukii LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:15Trump signs Anti-Semitism order at Hanukkah event00:50Trending Articles01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption ‘People evacuated on their own’center_img NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas MOST READ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Seattle is in desperate need of running backs after Chris Carson (hip) and C.J. Prosise (arm) both suffered season-ending injuries in Sunday’s 27-13 loss to Arizona. Coach Pete Carroll said earlier Monday on his radio show that Lynch was flying to Seattle to undergo a physical.Carroll said reports are that Lynch is in good shape.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Lynch has not played in more than a year. His last game was Week 6 of last season with the Oakland Raiders before a core injury ended his season.The best stretch of Lynch’s career came during his six seasons in Seattle. He arrived via trade from Buffalo early in the 2010 season and became the face of a franchise filled with stars during his time. Sometimes difficult to deal with, but almost always productive on the field, Lynch rushed for 6,347 yards and 57 touchdowns in the regular season during his time in Seattle. View comments FILE – In this Nov. 1, 2015, file photo, Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Sean Lee (50) defends against a run by Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) during an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. The Seahawks could be reuniting with former star running back Lynch, coach Pete Carroll said during his radio show Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Carroll said Lynch is flying to Seattle and will undergo a physical later Monday. Seattle is in desperate need of running backs after Chris Carson (hip) and C.J. Prosise (arm) both suffered season-ending injuries in Sunday’s 27-13 loss to Arizona. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman, File)RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks have reunited with Marshawn Lynch.The bruising, 33-year-old running back known as “Beast Mode” signed a contract with the Seahawks on Monday night, his agent confirmed on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesdaylast_img read more

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