Ivorian army captain arrested in France on suspicion of kidnapping Kieffer

first_img Côte d’IvoireAfrica Côte d’IvoireAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Reports RSF_en Reporters Without Borders and Osange Silou-Kieffer, the wife of missing journalist Guy-André Kieffer, issued a joint statement today voicing optimism about a breakthrough in the French investigation into Kieffer’s April 2004 disappearance in Abidjan. Kieffer had French and Canadian dual citizenship.The decisive development is the arrest in France of Jean-Tony Oulaï, an Ivorian army captain who claims to have belonged to the Ivorian special services. Oulaï has contradicted himself many times in his statements and evidence suggests he could have been the head of a commando that kidnapped and eliminated Kieffer.At the same time, the two judges in charge of the French investigation, Patrick Ramaël and Emmanuelle Ducos, have announced their intention to travel to Côte d’Ivoire on 16 February for a one-week visit under the fifth formal request for assistance to be addressed to the Ivorian judicial authorities since the investigation began.“The investigation is clearly progressing,” the joint statement said. “Oulaï’s interrogation will be to take place in a calm environment, far from the pressure that is put on the witnesses who are still in Côte d’Ivoire. If the work of judges Ramaël and Ducos is not obstructed again, we have a good chance of finding out the truth soon.” The statement added: “For this reason, we call on the Ivorian government to agree to Michel Legré’s transfer to France as soon as possible.” Legré is a key witness whose transfer has been awaiting Ivorian approval for more than a year.Two days after Oulaï’s arrest outside Paris on 11 January, French judicial authorities announced that he is to be formally investigated on suspicion of kidnapping and illegally detaining Kieffer. His lawyer appealed against a provisional custody order, but a Paris appeal court ruled on 26 January that Oulaï should remain in Paris’s La Santé prison.When two of his bodyguards accused Oulaï in May 2004 of supervising Kieffer’s abduction, he responded by claiming he was not in Abidjan that day. It was later established from his mobile phone records that he was indeed in Abidjan. He finally acknowledged this under interrogation three weeks ago, claiming that the police had “badly summarized” his initial statements. But he continued to deny participating in the abduction. The two bodyguards have meanwhile retracted, claiming their initial statements were just “a joke.”This year’s Caen Memorial competition for young lawyers has meanwhile been won by Benoît Kossi Afangbedji of Togo for an essay about Kieffer’s disappearance as a violation of Ivorian press freedom and free speech. The panel that chose the winner, headed by singer Barbara Hendricks, has declared that Kieffer’s abduction will be one of three cases to receive a follow-up by the Caen Memorial. Afangbedji has asked to join the Kieffer defence collective, bringing the number of lawyers on the case to 11.A freelance journalist based in Abidjan, Kieffer was last seen at around 1 p.m. on 16 April 2004 in a shopping centre in the city. He specialised in commodities and business, working for the French business daily La Tribune from 1984 to early 2002, when he moved to Côte d’Ivoire’s business capital and began freelancing for La Lettre du Continent and several Ivorian newspapers.Legré, who is the brother-in-law of President Laurent Gbagbo’s wife, was the last person to see Kieffer before he went missing. Judge Ramaël opened an investigation against him on 21 October 2004 on suspicion of “abducting and holding” Kieffer. On 13 December 2004, he requested Legré’s temporary transfer to France for questioning, but the Ivorian authorities never approved the request. Legré was held in an Abidjan detention centre for a year and half before being granted a provisional release in October 2005. October 29, 2020 Find out more Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election News Reporters Without Borders and Osange Silou-Kieffer, the wife of missing journalist Guy-André Kieffer, issued a joint statement today voicing optimism about a breakthrough in the French investigation into Kieffer’s April 2004 disappearance in Abidjan. The decisive development is the arrest in France of Jean-Tony Oulaï, an Ivorian army captain who claims to have belonged to the Ivorian special services. to go further News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Help by sharing this information RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections News February 3, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ivorian army captain arrested in France on suspicion of kidnapping Kieffer Organisation October 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Welsh bakery wins award with Shane Williams pie

first_imgA life-sized pie of international rugby player of the year, Shane Williams, who plays for Wales, has been named as one of the best PR campaigns of the year by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.The Shane pie was launched at the Millennium Stadium in February 2009 in the week leading up to the Wales vs England game in the RBS Six Nations. It toured the media and supermarkets in Wales throughout the championship.The win put Peter’s Food Services in the news, with the judges describing the campaign as creative and engaging. The agency behind the initiative was Vibe in Cardiff.The CIPR judges said: “This was a fantastic campaign that maintained strong client branding throughout, while captivating the media and generating strong press coverage.”last_img

Big Mean Sound Machine Shares New Track, Kickstarter & Tour Dates

first_img10-piece Afrobeat funk behemoth Big Mean Sound Machine proudly presents “Seeing the Bigger Picture,” the first single from their fourth studio album Runnin’ for the Ghost, to announce a Kickstarter campaign for raising the remaining capital needed to release the album in early 2017. Building on the success of three previous albums, Runnin’ for the Ghost captures the band’s renowned, highly-energetic and transcendent live show with the extra refinements of a studio masterpiece. Now, with the album finished and ready for release, the band is reaching out to their fans and the greater live music community to join them in their mission of rejuvenating and healing through the power of music by helping fund its release.To get fans excited about the launch, the band has shared the exclusive premiere of “Seeing the Bigger Picture” with us at L4LM. Listen in below!In true Big Mean style, the band is planning multiple interactive Facebook live events to take place on Saturday December 17th and the final countdown on Thursday December 29th featuring intimate in-studio broadcasts from the band, special guests, and a few other tricks they’ve got up their sleeves. Enjoy the track and find more information about supporting the release of the album via their Kickstarter campaign here.You can catch Big Mean Sound Machine on the road! See the full tour schedule below.Big Mean Sound Machine Upcoming Tour Dates12.9 | Brooklyn, NY | Rough Trade12.10 | Philadelphia, PA | World Cafe Live12.30 & 31 | Ithaca, NY | Lot 101.13 | Stowe, VT | Rusty Nail1.14 | Greenfield, MA | Root Cellar1.20 | Oneonta, NY | B Side Ballroom1.21 | Buffalo, NY | Iron Works1.27 | Syracuse, NY | Funk ‘N Waffles1.28 | Rochester, NY | Flour City Station2.2 | Killington, VT | Pickle Barrel2.3 | Boston, MA | Thunder Road2.4 | Manchester, CT | The Main Pub2.10 | Albany, NY | The Hollow2.11 | Londonderry, VT | Stratton Mountainlast_img read more

Grave concern expressed over delay in mica redress scheme

first_imgConcern has been expressed over the multi-million euro redress scheme to fix defective building blocks in Donegal. The scheme remains closed a full year after it was approved by the Government.Speaking to RTÉ’s This Week programme, MAG spokesperson Eileen Doherty said that the group was “disappointed” the scheme had remained closed, while the Department of Housing and Donegal County Council continue discussions around how it will operate. She said there were in excess of 5,000 affected homeowners, most of whom are located in Donegal.She said they cannot wait much longer for financial aid; and that the price for waiting to open the scheme would be further deterioration in the homes and a greater cost to the taxpayer and homeowners to fix them.The Donegal County Council welcomed the recent announcement of €40million funding for the repair of homes affected by Mica in Donegal. Mica was contained in bricks sold for many years; but it is entirely unsuitable for construction blocks. The homeowners were promised by Government last October that they could avail of a redress scheme, after exhausting other legal and insurance options. Homeowner Christina Crumlish, who lives in a Mica-affected home (below) at Sheskin near Donegal’s Malin Head, said that the longer it takes for the scheme to open, the worse the homes are getting. Major cracks that emerged in the exterior leaf of her home a decade ago have now spread indoors.Letterkenny-based engineer Damien McKay, who was appointed to train a panel of engineers to asses the homes as part of the long-awaited scheme, told RTÉ that a further delay would add to the costs.He said that homes currently classed as ‘category 3’ homes could worsen and be classed as ‘category 4’ meaning the cost of remedial work may double, with a full demolition and rebuild being needed in worst cases.The Department of Housing and Donegal County Council said they are continuing to discuss details of the scheme and are working on getting it up and running.No details about how the scheme will operate have been formally published, but Ms Doherty told RTÉ that the Department told them in a recent oral briefing that homeowners would have to pay at least 10% of the costs, and no alternative accommodation or warehousing costs were to be covered via the scheme. Grave concern expressed over delay in mica redress scheme was last modified: October 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:InishowenletterkennyMICAMica Redress Schemelast_img read more

Free tertiary study on the cards

first_imgSouth Africa could well be on its way toproviding free education for financiallyneedy students. President Jacob Zuma has announcedmajor changes in NSFAS loan allocations.(Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Bonny FeldmanCommunicationsNational Student Financial Aid Scheme+27 21 763 3200Bongani NkosiThe South African government will take steps towards providing free tertiary education to financially strapped students, the ruling African National Congress announced in its annual statement on 8 January 2011.President Jacob Zuma said that undergraduate students using the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will be exempt from having to make loan repayments for their final year of study – if they complete the year successfully.While the scheme will at first only benefit final-year students, the overriding aim is to apply it to all years of tertiary study. “This model will be phased in over the next few years to include students in earlier years of study,” Zuma said.“We are committed to progressively introducing free education up to undergraduate level,” he added.NSFAS spokesperson Bonnie Feldman explained that additional funds will be injected into the loan scheme to settle students’ accounts for their final year, but they will still have to reimburse students for their first two years of study – she said the government will allocate an additional R750-million (US$109-million) to NSFAS for this.“This is to make sure that the students are able to graduate without much of a burden,” she said.The existing loan scheme currently converts 40% of loan repayments into bursaries for students at all levels of study who complete their courses successfully, but this settlement will now be upped to 100% for final year studies.NSFAS will now be liable for 60% of the fees of students who perform well. The funding covers tuition fees, accommodation and food expenses.Zuma explained that final-year students will “receive a loan equivalent to the full cost of study and necessary living expenses”.“If these students graduate at the end of the year, the loan for the final year will be converted into a full bursary. They will not have to repay the amount,” said Zuma.NSFAS exclusively provides funds for university students who cannot afford the fees.The ANC, which has been in government since 1994, committed to introduce free tertiary education in 2007 – this was one of its many resolutions adopted at it its 52nd national conference.The ANC Youth League welcomed the “gradual introduction of free education for the poor until undergraduate level,” Floyd Shivambu, the organisation’s spokesperson, said in a statement.“We welcome these interventions and hope that other measures will be introduced to ensure that free education is provided until undergraduate level for all academically deserving, yet poor students at all levels,” added Shivambu.Free education at public collegesEducation at Further Education and Training (FET) colleges will be completely free for students who qualify for financial assistance.FETs, which are popular among cash-strapped youngsters, are spread across the country with various campuses in some rural areas and townships.The government wants to attract more students to FETs, which churn out a significant number of professional artisans each year.The Department of Higher Education and Training is hoping to see at least 1-million students enrol at FETs every year from 2015.“We have to prioritise further education and training, and provide resources including expanding bursary schemes for supporting attendance at FET institutions,” Zuma said.The government spent about R1.9-billion ($276-million) on improving infrastructure and curriculums at FETs between 2006 and 2009.last_img read more

A Journey of 1001 Days of Geocaching

first_img SharePrint RelatedAin’t no Mountain High Enough… for Geocachers – Interview with Team GCTransAlpsJune 8, 2015In “15 Years”From the Desk of Moun10Bike: How to Keep Your Geocaching Streak Going in the SnowDecember 18, 2013In “Community”Dear Geocaching Diary: Orange Headbands for the WinSeptember 1, 2013In “Community” Editor’s Note: Kiet and Jill Callies (kietc) along with their daughter visited Groundspeak HQ on June 18th, 2010.  It was their 1001st straight day of geocaching. The journey began on September 22, 2007 and ended that day at HQ. Kiet authored this guest blog. This is his story.  These are his words.  Here’s what you can learn from a team that completed a geocaching streak of 1001 days. Kiet and Jill Callies with daughter McKenzie. Geocaching username “keitc” When we started our streak on September 22, 2007, it was a reboot of a previous 41-day streak, broken by work commitments, which just whetted our whistles for the big one. No other commitments would interrupt our next streak until June 18, 2010 – a thousand and one days later. In that time, if stringing our finds together like a necklace of pearls, we traveled nearly 60,000 miles and made finds in 15 states.The original streak probably began as a pacesetter for reaching a milestone by the year’s end. The big streak was to prove we could go all the way. We started setting the goal of 100 days, then a year and, if a year, why not a thousand days. Then, again, why not be literary, like A Thousand and One Arabian Nights, A Thousand and One Geocaching Days.I almost carried the whole load alone. However, this was never meant to be a loner’s endeavor. My wife and daughter stepped in my place a couple of times. Once, during one of life’s frustrating moments of defeatism when I decided to give up on everything and pick a fight with the world, my wife, unable to witness the regret I would face in the after-moment, took my daughter and made a find to keep the streak alive.The next generation of geocacher, McKenzie Callies.Now, to maintain such a streak, the quality of some caches suffers. Though we have seen and discovered some amazing things in the course of our adventures, both obvious and hidden, we often had to settle for some mundane finds – a film canister tucked under a lamp post cover or inside a guard rail, which can be demotivating when these are the majority of your finds. Then I stumbled upon the Danboard and Stormtroopers 365 photo projects and was inspired.One of the things we enjoy about geocaching is the context of location. There is a reason why someone chose a particular location and decided to share it with others. Now you can argue whether the location is worth sharing, but you cannot deny that it now has context, a story. I decided to lay another narrative on top, and my medium was Legos and Star Wars.Legos are small and portable, perfect for travel, and like in Star Wars, we as geocachers use technology to get us close to the truth, the cache, and then use the mystical, or our geo-senses, to actually find it. Over-thinking it? Probably. I grew up under the strong influence of the original trilogy, and besides that, Star Wars is just so cool. On Day 779, I introduced the Star Wars Lego storyline and have managed a few chuckles here and there.Click the picture to view Kiet Callies Flickr pageNow that the streak is over, and I have had time to digest it all, I will tell you that I did experience withdrawal and guilt the next day, June 19th. What’s next? In celebration of geocaching’s 10-year anniversary, to find a cache placed in each month of geocaching’s existence. Isn’t setting goals fun?Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

How Close Are We To An Adaptive Web?

first_imgRelated Posts Technologists have spent nearly 20 years now predicting the future of the Web. And while the Web is not dead yet, how we use it and our expectations of it are surely changing. We want what we want exactly when and where we want it. And when we don’t get it, we don’t hesitate taking our business – or eyeballs – elsewhere.This has led more technologists including myself to start thinking about how the Web needs to evolve to keep up with user expectations. People hold companies to impossibly high expectations to deliver extremely personalized experiences as they browse, shop, learn and play on the Web.The Adaptive Web: The Future of the Online ExperienceGuest author Dr. Scott Brave is a founder and CTO of Baynote, a provider of personalization and digital marketing optimization technology.Previous attempts at personalizing and optimizing online experiences have struggled to give consumers what they want. That’s because they’ve been focused on drawing conclusions about our intent based on our past behaviors or purchases or compiling more data on peoples’ social graphs. And while user profiles can tell us a lot of things, 1) they’re quickly outdated, and 2) they do a very poor job in helping us figure out what people really want and need in the moment.What we need is to build a smarter approach that allows companies to adapt to their customers’ needs in real-time.The concept of collective intelligence, which I’ll address a little further down below, will be critical to achieving this vision–something I like to think of as an “adaptive Web.” That is, a digital experience that is always relevant and based on users’ current intent and interests. It also must be device-agnostic, especially important given the increased mobility of the online experience — a challenge analyst firm Forrester calls “the Splinternet.”In an adaptive Web scenario, the Web will truly come to life and become self-learning. We’ll see the Google way of determining linkages between sites and content go by the wayside in favor of an approach that’s based entirely on what the Web community at large and like-minded users within it found useful.An adaptive Web experience would represent a dramatic shift in how we interact with the Web (or more accurately, how the Web interacts with us). Let me explain.“This is just the tip of the iceberg. At some point, we could see a time when not only your Web experience is adaptive, but also your social connections – based merely on your current intent and interests.”What An Adaptive Web Would Look Like:Let’s say you’re planning a trip to Vail with some old college buddies. So you hop on to Expedia to buy plane and hotel tickets. On checkout, you’re suddenly alerted to a winter jacket sale at REI.com based on the Web community’s affinities between Vail and buying ski jackets. No hard coding necessary.After you get your jacket you then visit the Vail Ski Resort homepage, which is automatically optimized to show you the best trails because it knows you’re already headed there (and thus need no persuading why Vail is the best place on Earth to visit!). Later that night you search for “Sushi in Vail” on your iPhone and the top search results are all restaurants by your Vail hotel that are open on the days of your trip.This is just the tip of the iceberg. At some point, we could see a time when not only your Web experience is adaptive, but also your social connections – based merely on your current intent and interests. For example, in the scenario above you could also be temporally linked with people who are going to Vail at the same time or who live in your area. This would have numerous benefits: you could share travel trips, ask them to carpool with you to save gas, or meet up for sushi at that restaurant you just discovered. But creating an experience like this requires much more than machine learning and advanced algorithms. It requires a deeper understanding of how the human brain works.Changing the Status Quo: No Easy TaskTo no surprise, there are numerous technical and psychological challenges for building an adaptive Web. Namely, I see three primary roadblocks:“The third obstacle is the biggest obstacle of all: pure science. It’s not a trivial problem to automatically pinpoint and serve up an experience based on a user’s current intent and context.” Privacy Issues: To deliver adaptive experiences, we have to pay attention to what people are doing online in the first place. Different users have varying levels of comfort. We’ll have to find some sort of middle ground where the value of an adaptive experience greatly outweighs users’ privacy concerns.Deciding on the Method: Second, there’s determining the approach itself. Do we need a “metalayer” over the web? Some sort of toolbar or plugin that could connect users’ entire Web experiences across devices? Do ISPs need to get involved at the network level to watch every site users’ visit and how they engage with it? These are all options to consider – some more realistic than others – but the path is murky at best at this point.Determining Users’ Intents: The third obstacle is the biggest obstacle of all: pure science. It’s not a trivial problem to automatically pinpoint and serve up an experience based on a user’s current intent and context. As someone who has devoted his life’s work to studying human/computer interaction, I can’t emphasize this enough. Predicting what people want and need, and adapting their Web experience in real-time is perhaps one of the remaining “big picture” challenges facing technologists.The good news is that we’re not starting from scratch. In many ways, Amazon and recommendation engines were really the beginning of the adaptive Web, but because they were completely relegated to sidebar widgets on individual sites and leveraged only a small subset of users’ implicit behavioral signals, they stopped short of delivering a truly end-to-end personalized and relevant Web experience.The DiggBar hinted at the creation of browser/machine-agnostic Web “metalayer” but as we know that did not end well. The behavioral targeting guys of today have the right spirit, but their focus is on individuals’ previous behaviors and the often-hardcoded needs of the seller rather than the dynamic needs of the buyer, which make it unlikely they’ll be the ones rising to the challenge.The Power of the CollectiveLet’s revisit collective intelligence and its role in making the adaptive Web a reality. Collective intelligence refers to the process of gathering insight from a group of like-minded individuals online, often implicitly based on their shared navigation and engagement patterns. A central concept of collective intelligence is to aggregate behaviors of the silent majority of website visitors, augment that information with the expertise of super-users and provide the most relevant information that meets every individual user’s goals.An obvious benefit to using collective intelligence to power the adaptive Web is one of mere scale: it enables machines to draw conclusions about an individuals’ current intent based on the knowledge and experiences of the larger community. It also gives us the power to efficiently deliver automated and real-time experiences to users. This would be very difficult within any user-by-user scenario, which again poses enormous difficulties in matters of scale.The Adaptive Web: Not If But WhenDespite the obstacles I discussed earlier, I would argue that we’re on the path to moving toward an adaptive Web – and at a rapid rate. The days of programmers organizing the Web and creating linkages and associations for us are ending, and the age of the self-organizing, adaptive Web is quickly approaching.In many ways, it’s in step with the democratization of the Internet: In the first phase of the web, only people “in the know” could publish content. In web. 2.0, everyone could explicitly contribute to the community via social networking and self-publishing tools.Naturally, the next step is for all users to be able to contribute to building and organizing the Web in its entirety, organically shaping our individual relationship with it based on our collective experiences.Do you agree? What do you think will be the biggest technical, if not cultural challenges in realizing an adaptive web?Photo by waterlamd Tags:#Analysis#Info Architecture#web guest author 1 A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Nokia Teases New Lumia 928 Flagship Windows Phone

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The spring line of smartphones is almost complete. We have entries from HTC, Samsung, LG and a variety of other smartphone makers for consumers wishing to upgrade to the best new thing. The only company that has been missing from the spring device season is Nokia. It looks like that is about to change. Nokia has teased its new flagship Windows Phone smartphone, the Lumia 928, with a billboard and magazine ad in Vanity Fair. We know next to nothing about the Lumia 928 except that it is apparently coming to Verizon in the United States. There are various rumors about an all-metal body and camera components that will be a distinct upgrade over Nokia’s previous Windows Phone flagship Lumia 920. The Lumia 928 will feature Carl Zeiss optics for the camera and focus on Nokia’s PureView camera features found in its other signature devices. The magazine advertisement tells us to “stay tuned.”Are you excited for the next flagship Windows Phone from Nokia? What features do you wish Nokia would include? Let us know in the comments. Image source: Nokiacenter_img readwrite Tags:#Nokia#now#Windows Phone The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Bo battles former team, Olsen eyes rebound

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  “I actually texted him (Ikeh) that I was really proud of him,” said Perasol, who handled the Eagles for three seasons up until 2015, Ikeh’s first season at Ateneo. “I was really proud of how he performed; not just him, but all those rookie guys when I was there.”Perasol battles his former wards when the Maroons and Eagles dispute the early lead at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIkeh had 18 points and 17 rebounds in an 85-65 victory over the Falcons Saturday. Thirdy Ravena, who played under Perasol during his rookie year, added 20 points and 10 rebounds.A day later, the Maroons subdued the University of Santo Tomas, 74-73, thanks to a triple from Paul Desiderio with 1.4 seconds remaining. Historic Ceres-Negros run ends University of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol wasn’t at Mall of Asia Arena last Saturday when Ateneo opened UAAP Season 80 with an impressive win over Adamson.But he got to watch Chiz Ikeh throw his weight around and carry Ateneo to a decisive victory.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Far Eastern U and University of the East clash in the first game at 2 p.m. with coach Olsen Racela hoping to bounce back from a loss to La Salle, 95-90.“Of course when you lose, you look at the positives,” said Racela. “The second half was positive for us but if we play that way from the start I think the outcome will be better for us.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

‘He made me into an MVP’: Bolick repays Fernandez’ trust with NCAA crown

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next And Bolick’s bone-crushing triple late in the game was the manifestation of the trust Fernandez gave him.“Coach Boyet always told me ‘I got your back’ so at the start of the fourth quarter that’s the moment you won’t be able to get back to,” said Bolick. “And I kept telling myself that this is the time to step up.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 With San Beda holding an 86-82 lead with a minute remaining, Bolick took his spot at the top of the key and launched a triple in the face of Mike Nzeusseu that gave the Red Lions an 89-82 lead with 50.9 seconds left.San Beda eventually won 92-82 to clinch its 21st NCAA seniors basketball title and that championship trophy was Bolick’s payment for the confidence Fernandez had given him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I want to thank coach Boyet, because he was the one who helped me grow as a basketball player,” said Bolick in Filipino Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “He made me into an MVP, although I didn’t win the award because I was thrown out.”“When we lost twice in the eliminations, we had a team-building exercise and I told him to trust us because I think the only way to repay coach Boyet for what he has given us is to win a championship.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez putimmense trust on Robert Bolick in leading the Red Lions, and when it mattered the most the mustachioed guard delivered and repaid his mentor with the championship.Bolick finished with 18 points, five rebounds, six assists, and a dagger that embedded itself to the collective heart of Lyceum.ADVERTISEMENT Robinson’s relationship with Perez ‘goes beyond’ NCAAlast_img read more