US$20M Loan for Gbarnga-Salayea Road Project Under Scrutiny

first_imgThe Plenary of the House of Representatives has mandated the Committees on Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning, Foreign Affairs and Judiciary to review a US$20 million Loan Agreement signed between Liberia and the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD).The committees are expected to advise the House’s plenary in two weeks, whether or not the Loan Agreement should be ratified.The committees were set-up owing to a communication from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf requesting the House to ratify the Loan Agreement.The purpose of the loan is to generate finance for the rehabilitation of the Gbarnga-Salayea Road Project. This loan is critical and aims to develop an existing gravel road of approximately 81km in length, with a width of 7.5m, connecting Bong and Lofa counties, as well as improving accessibility and reducing traveling costs for residents of the affected counties and those commuting in and through the counties.The Government of Liberia will pay interest at the rate of one percent per annum on the principle amount of the loan withdrawn and outstanding. Interest and other charges shall be paid semi-annually, the letter said.The term of the loan is thirty years, including a ten-year grace period. Government will repay the principal amount of the loan in accordance with Amortization Schedule set forth in Schedule #3 of the agreement.The President added: “Hon. Speaker, this agreement is in support of the government’s overall development agenda, and I trust that the Legislature will ratify it.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Evacuation Alert issued for residents near Mile 80 of the Alaska Highway

first_imgHelicopters were also assisting, but Epp said they had to land due to smoke obscuring their sight.Evacuation-Alert-May-4-2016-Mile-80-Alaska-HighwaySix areas in the North Peace are now under an evacuation alert.  Those areas include the Beatton Airport Road area, the Doig River First Nation area, the Siphon Creek area, Blueberry First Nation, the Cecil Lake area and the newest one near Mile 80.If you’re in an area under an evacuation alert, you need to be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice.  The following article includes tips on what to pack.  Click here to read how to prepare to evacuate.Here is an example of a basic emergency kit put together by the Province of B.C.Here is an example of a basic emergency kit put together by the Province of B.C.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has issued an Evacuation Alert for residents in the area of a new forest fire near Mile 80 of the Alaska Highway.Geographic Area (see attached map), including all properties on the following roads:North West on the Alaska Highway from Beatton Airport Road to Aitken Creek RoadNorth on Aitken Creek Road to where it crosses the Blueberry RiverEast following the Blueberry River to where the Blueberry River crosses the Beatton Airport RoadSouth along Beatton Airport Road to the Alaska HighwayAn Evacuation Alert has been issued to prepare you to evacuate your premises or property should it be found necessary. Residents will be given as much notice as possible if the alert is changed to an evacuation order.- Advertisement -Fire Information Officer Emily Epp says the fire is 50 hectares in size, with airtankers and 11 firefighters are combating the blaze.Here is a photo of the fire from the B.C. Wildfire Service. This is near Mile 77 of the Alaska Highway.Here is a photo of the fire from the B.C. Wildfire Service. This is near Mile 77 of the Alaska Highway.She added that Oil and Gas infrastructure is located near the fire, and that the BC Wildfire Service has recommended that companies relocate workers away from the sites.Advertisementlast_img read more

Kiwomya the hero as Chelsea beat Liverpool in FA Youth Cup semi-final first leg

first_imgChelsea’s youngsters will fancy their chances of reaching the FA Youth Cup final after Alex Kiwomya scored late goals to give them a 2-0 victory against Liverpool in the semi-final first leg at Anfield.Kiwomya struck with two minutes remaining and then again in injury time to put his team in a commanding position going into next week’s second leg at Stamford Bridge.He collected the loose ball after skipper Lewis Baker’s shot took a deflection and fired home from 10 yards.And Liverpool were undone again when Jeremie Boga burst across from the left and found Kiwomya, who drilled into the far corner of the net.The game came to life in the second half, with both teams hitting the woodwork before the deadlock was eventually broken.Chelsea full-back Ola Aina saw an effort shave the near post before the Blues went agonisingly close following great work from substitute John Swift.Islam Feruz latched on to Swift’s clever pass and fired against the post, with keeper Ryan Fulton keeping out Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s follow-up.Fulton also saved well to deny Kiwomya and at the other end, Kristoffer Peterson’s shot was pushed on to the post by keeper Mitchell Beeney.It proved to be an important save as the home side then faded and Kimomya showed his potential with a couple of fine finishes.The winners of the tie will face Norwich or Nottingham Forest in the final.See also:Chelsea’s Kiwomya extends loan deal at CreweYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Giants’ bats silenced by Padres

first_imgScoring runs continues to be a struggle for what is left of the Giants.With only four of eight opening day position players still in uniform as the final week of the season began, the Giants lost 5-0 to the Padres on Monday night, falling to 4-17 for the month of September.The Giants have averaged just 2.6 runs in those 21 games, topping five runs just once.The day after the Padres lost 14-0 to the Dodgers, the NL West’s last-place team got a near-complete game from right-hander Bryan …last_img read more

Stem Cell Science Can Proceed Ethically

first_img(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 With adult and induced pluripotent stem cells in abundance, it should not be necessary to destroy human embryos to understand stem cell science.Research with adult stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) is continuing to produce amazing discoveries.Self-healing heart:  The heart has a store of stem cells that is capable of natural regenerative capacity, scientists at Kings College London found (Medical Xpress), promising new treatment for heart failure:The study, published today in the journal Cell, shows that if the stem cells are eliminated, the heart is unable to repair after damage. If the cardiac stem cells are replaced the heart repairs itself, leading to complete cellular, anatomical and functional heart recovery, with the heart returning to normal and pumping at a regular rate.Also, if the cardiac stem cells are removed and re-injected, they naturally ‘home’ to and repair the damaged heart, a discovery that could lead to less-invasive treatments and even early prevention of heart failure in the future.Reprogramming iPSC mutations:  For patients with a blood disease, researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia found they could take skin cells, create iPSCs from them, fix the mutation that causes the blood disease, re-inject them, and cure the disease (Science Daily).  “The technology for generating these cells has been moving very quickly,” the hematologist said.Bad teeth?  Urine luck:  Science Daily reported a “number one source” for new teeth: stem cells in a patient’s own urine.  There’s potential in that liquid that is flushed down the drain to regenerate iPSCs that can be coaxed into creating hard parts of teeth structures.  “The system mimics normal tooth development, which results from an interaction between two different cell types; epithelial cells, which give rise to enamel, and mesenchymal cells, which give rise to the other three main components of teeth (dentin, cementum and pulp).”  iPSC technology is good news, because “their derivation avoids the controversial use of embryos” and the cells are not rejected by the patient.Functional blood vessels:  Scientists at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital succeeded in growing functional blood vesses in vivo from iPSCs, Medical Xpress reported with the headline, “Patient, heal thyself.”  By overcoming several challenges with the method, they have shown that it is no longer necessary to rely on human embryonic stem cells to do the job.   According to a researcher, “the use of vascular precursors from human embryonic stem cells pose ethical and immunological concerns that are averted with the use of iPS-derived vasculogenic cells.”Understanding adult stem cells:  European scientists are learning how stem cells in human skin differentiate, according to Science Daily.  By making proteins “shine,” they can monitor the developmental pathways as the stem cells form different tissues and organs in the skin, such as sweat glands, fat, or hair follicles.  They found that the cells do not follow a simple hierarchy from primitive stem cell to finished tissue, but “there are differentiated levels of stem cells and that it is their close micro-environment that determines” the tissue generated.  These findings will help regenerative medicine avoid “waking up” cells in the wrong place or time that might result in cancer.Understanding embryonic stem cells:  Scientists are trying to understand the expression of embryonic stem cells – in mice.  Science Daily explored the paradox of how these cells can be marked with “on” and “off” regulatory marks simultaneously, like seeing a red and green light at the same time.  A more “nuanced” view of the genetic code is showing a method in the paradox: stem cells can be maintained in a “bivalent state” that allows them to go down either path, depending on context.Understanding the differences:  By studying the substances in zebrafish cells that can convert body cells back to stem cells through a kind of “eraser” that removes the body cell’s memory of what it was, scientists are finding out how to make induced stem cells resemble embryonic cells more closely, Science Daily reported.  And why is this good?  “These multi-talented cells are the focus of much attention in biomedical research because experts hope to use them to regenerate damaged organs without having to resort to embryonic stem cells.”Learning from flatworms:  Flatworms (planaria) have an uncanny ability to regenerate their heads (students sometimes create two-headed planaria in science lab).  At MIT, Medical Xpress reported, scientists made the discovery that muscle cells in the flatworm have the ability to communicate with their nearby stem cells, informing them what kind of tissue is needed.  Certain “position control genes,” which are “highly conserved and many are found in other animals, including humans,” are controlled by particular proteins in the muscle cells.  When wounded, cells alter these proteins to control which PCGs are made, signaling pathways that direct the stem cells to know what kinds of repairs are needed.  “Because the muscle fibers are long, when you cut the animal, it can immediately respond by contracting to close the wound, turning on wound-induced genes at that site, and eventually changing the pattern of expression to respond to the missing tissue.”  Understanding that flow of information “opens whole new areas of research,” the article said.It was just in time.  In 2007, when Japanese scientists learned how to create iPSCs from adult tissues (a Nobel prize discovery), they took the wind out of embryonic stem cell research.  Throughout the Bush and early Obama administrations, scientists were clamoring for rights to destroy human embryos in order to understand stem cells, pulling at the public’s heartstrings to claim patients were dying without them, because conservatives didn’t care about people.  Now that iPSCs and adult stem cells are plentiful and just as effective, why use ESCs at all?  Researchers can learn all they need to know about them from mice and zebrafish.  A subtext we hope you noticed in these stories is that many scientists today would prefer to avoid the ethical controversies.  They want to help patients “without having to resort to embryonic stem cells.”  That’s a welcome change of heart.The miracle cures possible with adult stem cells and iPSCs are at the doorstep.  We have much to look forward to: new hearts, new teeth, new blood vessels and much more.  This will be healthy, morally good, practical research that has nothing to do with evolution.  We need more of that kind of science.last_img read more

Taking youth empowerment abroad

first_imgRay Maota Young people from disadvantaged rural communities in the North West province, including graduates who are unemployed, will be placed in internship programmes in the hospitality and tourism sector in several countries around the world.(Image: Hospitality Solutions) MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism, Motlalepula Rosho, said that the development of human capital through the programme is going to benefit public owned tourism assets like game lodges, and will also position South Africa to be in the top 20 tourism destination markets.(Image: North West Provincial Gorvenment)MEDIA CONTACTS• Lesiba Moses KgweleNorth West Provincial Government:Head of  Communication andSpokesperson+ 27 18 388 3705RELATED ARTICLES• Taking hospitality to new heights• Survey: SA is ‘extremely friendly’• Chef-training scheme kicks off• Chefs gather to help the hungryA leading NGO has come up with a plan that looks beyond South Africa’s borders for opportunities to help curb youth unemployment. The Ubuntu International Job Placement Programme was launched in Mahikeng, North West province, on 22 June 2012.Young people from disadvantaged rural communities in the province, including graduates who are unemployed, will be placed in internship programmes in the hospitality and tourism sector in several countries around the world. This is being made possible by the Ubuntu Institute.The institute is a social enterprise with non- and for-profit divisions within its structures. It was founded in the US in 2005 by Prince Cedza Dlamini, a member of the Swazi royal family who became a Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) spokesperson after completing his degree in international relations at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.How the programme worksThrough the programme, participants will have access to work experience of between six and 12 months, which will be facilitated by Ubuntu with the support of the provincial government. By 2015, the target year for countries to reach some of the MDGs, as many as 5 000 participants will have gone through the programme.To kick-start the project, Ubuntu will place 200 participants, who will earn about R20 000 (US$2 403) a month, and by June 2013 another 800 beneficiaries will make it 1 000 in the project’s first year.“This is a unique programme facilitating international jobs and graduate skills development programmes in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia,” said MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism, Motlalepula Rosho, who delivered the keynote address on behalf of Premier Thandi Modise.“The development of human capital through the programme is going to benefit public owned tourism assets like game lodges, and will also position South Africa to be in the top 20 tourism destination markets,” said Dlamini.The programme is being funded by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) Jobs Fund at a cost of R46-million ($5.532-million) over its three-year life span. Other partners include the National Department of Tourism, Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa and the South African Graduates Development Association of South Africa.Part of the mandate of the DBSA is to invite innovative ideas for job creation from organisations across South Africa, be they in the public, private or NGO sectors.The programme also aims to assist government’s target of providing five-million jobs by facilitating workplace job placement for candidates when they return to the country at the end of their international exposure programme.Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel released the New Growth Path in 2010 which set job creation as a country priority, aimed at reducing unemployment by 10% by 2020 and creating at least five-million jobs.“The success and sustainability of the programme depend largely on the ability of government owned entities like Dirapeng Investment Holding and Mafikeng Hotel School to ensure that young people who participate in it are fully employed when they complete the placement training,” said Rosho.Tourism the key driver of economic growthRosho said the tourism sector is widely regarded as a key driver of economic growth, job creation, poverty alleviation and community upliftment.South Africa was recently represented by Deputy Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa at the International Responsible Tourism Conference in London.Responsible tourism is an approach to tourism management aimed at maximising the economic, social and environmental benefits while minimising the costs to destinations.Xasa said at the event that South African tourism will continue to grow and play a key role in the country’s economy through a stronger focus on emerging markets and responsible tourism. She also said sector strategy is aimed at making South Africa one of the top 20 destinations in the world by 2020.In terms of the strategy, South Africa aims to create 225 000 new jobs by 2020 while increasing tourism’s contribution to the economy from R189-billion ($2.272-billion) in 2009 to R318-billion ($3.822-billion) by 2015 and R499-billion ($5.996-billion) by 2020.“The youth employment problem in South Africa has created a renewed sense of urgency for action, and developing opportunities in tourism could be one of the solutions,” said Xasa.last_img read more

SA improves on mining investment attractiveness index

first_img5 March 2014 South Africa moved up 14 places to 53th out of 112 jurisdictions surveyed in the latest Fraser Institute ranking of the world’s most attractive regions for mining investment. The Canada-based think-tank’s 2013/14 Survey of Mining Companies, released on Monday, is based on the opinions of mining executives representing 690 mineral exploration and development companies on the investment climate of 112 jurisdictions around the world. The companies participating in the survey reported exploration spending of US$4.6-billion in 2012 and $3.4-billion in 2013. In the previous survey, for 2012/13, South Africa was ranked 67th out of 79 jurisdictions in the survey’s overall Investment Attractiveness Index. South Africa’s rise to 53rd in the latest rankings was accompanied by an improvement in its score from 47.8 to 54.7 out of a possible 100, and put the country at seventh-best for mining investment attractiveness in Africa, after Botswana (24th), Ghana (33rd), Namibia (34th), Zambia (41st), Eritrea (48th) and Burkina Faso (49th). Topping the Fraser Institute’s rankings for 2013/14 is Western Australia, followed by the US state of Nevada, Canadian province Newfoundland and Labrador, Finland and Alaska. The institute’s Investment Attractiveness Index is constructed by combining two other indices, a Policy Perception Index which measures the effects of government policy on mining companies’ attitudes toward exploration investment, and a Best Practices Mineral Potential Index which rates regions based on their geological attractiveness. On the Policy Perception Index, South Africa improved its score from 35.0 to 39.8 out of a possible 100, while remaining at 64th place in the rankings – although the number of jurisdictions surveyed had grown from 96 to 112. According to a report in Business Day on Tuesday, South Africa “picked up points in investor perceptions of its current regulations, its legal system, tax and infrastructure. But investors were less complimentary about its environmental regulations, regulatory efficiency and labour regulations. On labour regulations, it ranked fourth from the bottom – only two places above Venezuela.” On the Mineral Potential Index, South Africa climbed 13 places from 50th out of 96 jurisdictions to 37 out of 112 jurisdictions, making it the fifth most geologically attractive African country after the Democratic Republic of Congo (26th), Zambia (28th), Botswana (30th) and Ghana (32nd). SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Live Twitter chat with Dr Clinton Carter-Brown on renewable energy in South Africa

first_imgOn Wednesday, 22 April, Brand South Africa will host a live Twitter chat on renewable energy with the technical director of energy at Aurecon, Dr Clinton Carter-Brown. The Department of Energy says 3 725 megawatts need to be generated from renewable energies to ensure the continued uninterrupted supply of electricity. (Image: Shamin Chibba) Technical director of energy at Aurecon, Dr Clinton Carter-BrownJoin Brand South Africa on Wednesday 22 April for a live Twitter chat with Dr Clinton Carter-Brown, the technical director of the energy unit at engineering and technical services company, Aurecon.Carter-Brown will discuss South Africa’s renewable energy programme, which aims to have an installed capacity of 3 725 megawatts (MW) by 2030.According to the Department of Energy, South Africa has a high level of renewable energy potential and is currently targeting 10 000 gigawatts (GW). Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson  has said that 3 725 megawatts (MW) need to be generated from these sources to ensure the continued uninterrupted supply of electricity.Tweet your questions for Carter-Brown on @Brand_SA.• Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2015• Time: 1pm-2pm South African time• Hashtag: #CompetitiveSAAbout Dr Clinton Carter-BrownCarter-Brown graduated from the University of Natal, cum laude, in 1995 with a BSc in Electrical Engineering.In 1996 he joined Eskom Distribution Network Planning and undertook research leading to a part time master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Cape Town. Carter-Brown completed his part time PhD in electrical engineering from UCT in 2006, which looked at the probabilistic design of electrification networks.His ground breaking research into voltage regulation design and management led to him receiving the 2003 Eskom Chairman’s Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation, and the 2003 South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) Young Achieves Award. He has also been  awarded the “2012 Specialist of the Year” title in the Eskom Technology Group.He chaired the 2010 Electrical Supply Industry forum, which coordinated the electrical supply readiness and operational response for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.He is currently technical director in the energy unit at Aurecon. He has been seconded as head of technical within the South African Independent Power Producer (IPP) office, where he is supporting the procurement of electricity generation from the private sector.last_img read more

Forrester: Banks Must Innovate for Mobile Banking Growth to Continue

first_imgSince 2007, mobile banking has more than doubled in use. According to analyst firm Forrester, this trend will continue, with usage again doubling by 2015, but analyst Emmet Higdon says that a few changes and realizations need to be made for mobile banking to really catch on. According to Higdon, mobile banking lacks “any clear differentiated functionality” and “appeals most strongly to those consumers already inclined to use the mobile channel.” To really gain adoption, says Higdon, “U.S. banks will need to enhance today’s functionality significantly.”Forrester reports that mobile banking has undergone rapid adoption, more than doubling from 5% of online users in 2007 to 12% in Q2 of 2010. By 2015, this number is predicted to nearly double again, with one in five U.S. adults using mobile banking. “To reach one in five US adults, as Forrester predicts mobile banking will do by 2015,” writes Higdon, “U.S. banks will need to enhance today’s functionality significantly to create a unique value proposition that resonates with both online and offline consumers.”Higdon suggests that banks introduce innovative features like mobile remote deposit, make common activities even simpler to do by using mobile apps, and use the unique characteristics of mobile devices (such as GPS coordinates) to offer additional functionality. Why would banks want to get people accessing their accounts on the go? It’s all about the bucks, of course. With the current offerings, writes Higdon, “banks are not realizing the full benefit of switching customers to cheaper servicing channels, but instead are seeing cannibalization of one low-cost channel (online) by another (mobile).”What do you want to see in your mobile banking app? Does an augmented reality-style ATM search pique your interest or would you rather deposit checks via camera? “The real ROI from mobile banking will come from engaging the 40% of US consumers who today do not bank online,” concludes Higdon. “Simply replicating today’s online banking functionality will not get the job done.” Related Posts Tags:#Finance#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… mike melanson Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Brownlee stars as Ginebra snares top seed

first_imgPBA IMAGESFor the first time since 2014, Ginebra is the top seed.The Gin Kings cruised to a 94-80 victory over Mahindra to finish the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup with a 9-2 card and secure the number one seed Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum, replicating their feat back in the Philippine Cup three years ago.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Despite the confidence-boosting win, Cone still was unsatisfied with how his team fared against the Floodbuster.“We didn’t play that well. You have to give Mahindra some credit, they defended well. We didn’t have the flow that we wanted offensively. Even though we’re up 14, we didn’t feel like we’re playing at a high level,” he said. “But bottomline is we got the win and we’re moving on and we secured the number one seed and we’ll see who we play.”The Gin Kings, who will enjoy a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals, now await the victor of the eighth-place playoff between GlobalPort and Alaska.Keith Wright finished his campaign with Mahindra with 21 points and 22 rebounds, while Glenn Khobuntin got 16 markers and nine boards in the conference-ending loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIVcenter_img BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds GINEBRA 94 – Brownlee 22, Aguilar 14, Caguioa 13, Mercado 9, Tenorio 8, Thompson 8, Devance 5, Ellis 4, Cruz 2, Jamito 2, Marcelo 2, Mariano 2, Taha 2, Ferrer 1.MAHINDRA 80 – Wright 21, Khobuntin 16, Duetchman 13, Pacquiao 6, Revilla 6, Teng 5, Camson 3, Caperal 3, Celda 3, Salva 2, Yee 2, Paniamogan 0, Corpuz 0, Nimes 0, Ballesteros 0.Quarters: 26-16, 47-33, 68-59, 94-80.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Justin Brownlee imposed his presence for Ginebra with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists, as the franchise topped an import-laden conference for the first time in 20 years, dating back to its Gordon’s Gin days in the 1997 Commissioner’s Cup.The Gin Kings now await the victor of the eighth-place playoff between GlobalPort and Alaska on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We deserve to be number one. We beat all the top teams and we should take advantage of it, but we can’t play on everybody’s expectations but we have to play to our own,” said coach Tim Cone.Japeth Aguilar added 14 markers, nine boards, and two assists, while Mark Caguioa had an efficient 6-of-10 shooting from inside the arc to nab 13 points and four rebounds. Fajardo getting ample help cleaning the glass for Beermen Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View commentslast_img read more