OAS Summit in El Salvador to Highlight ‘Citizen Security’

first_imgBy Dialogo April 21, 2011 In the heart of San Salvador’s Parque Cuscutlán, the solemn Monumento a los Desparecidos [Monument to the Disappeared] bears the names of over 25,000 victims of El Salvador’s long-running civil war. The 85-meter wall of black granite stands as a stark reminder of this country’s violent past. “We come here every year on November 11, the day of the offensive, and also on November 2, the day of the dead,” said Carolina Solis, a middle-aged woman and staunch supporter of the Frente Farabundo Martí de Liberación Nacional (FMLN), the leftist rebel group whose successors are today running El Salvador. Solis was here to honor the memory of her brother, Edwin Omar Solis. The FMLN guerrilla was only 17 when he was killed in a 1989 battle in Nanastepeque, a tiny village in the department of Cabañas. Yet the country has made tremendous strides since then. A peace treaty in 1992 ended the 13-year civil war, which killed an estimated 75,000 people and created millions of refugees. The economy eventually rebounded, and in 2009, former journalist who became a member of the FMLN Mauricio Funes became president, defeating Rodrigo Avila of the Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) in balloting widely deemed to be free and fair. It marked the first time in 20 years ARENA had lost an election. On June 5, El Salvador will host the 41st General Assembly of the Organization of American States. The theme of the three-day gathering is “Citizen Security in the Americas,” coming little more than two months after the historic visit of U.S. President Barack Obama, who pledged $200 million to help El Salvador fight drug trafficking and gang violence. El Salvador’s minister of defense, David Mungía Payés, told journalists that the struggle waged by Mexican authorities to combat drug trafficking in that country poses one of Central America’s gravest threats.” “As you press on the north, the cartels strategically move south into Central America. The presence of the Los Zetas drug cartel in Guatemala is serious, and they are also in Honduras now,” he said at a recent press conference in San Salvador. In December, the government of Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom declared a state of siege in the department of Alta Verapaz, where Zeta smugglers have turned the area, near the border with Mexico, into a center of operations. Mungía Payés, underlining the gravity of the situation for all of Central America, warned that “Honduras has become the main route for drug traffickers” because the ongoing political crisis in that country “has led the Honduran government to focus more on political issues than security issues.” No wonder, then, that “citizen security” is the theme of the OAS General Assembly to take place in San Salvador. “Your choice of topic speaks of your understanding of what is important to the Americas,” said Albert Ramdin, assistant secretary general of the OAS, during a recent meeting in Washington with El Salvador’s foreign minister, Hugo Martínez. “Security and development are both issues of main concern for our people, and therefore the eyes of the world will be on El Salvador during the first week of June.” Ramdin added that “we should be proud that a country like El Salvador — a relatively small country but an important member of the OAS — makes itself available to host such a meeting, with all the costs it implies.” For his part, Martínez reaffirmed his country’s willingness “to strengthen the hemisphere and take concrete actions that benefit the peoples of the Americas, especially in an area that is very sensitive, such as security.” These days, El Salvador’s biggest problem is not political violence but rather rampant violence caused by drug traffickers that have terrorized the region. Even so, Funes —despite a struggling economy and rising crime — is still backed by some 79% of voters, making him Latin America’s most popular leader. One of those Salvadorans who support Funes is businessman Eduardo Quiñónez Caminos, a director at real-estate developer Grupo Agrisal. “This is the first time we have a leftist conservative government,” said Quiñonez, whose company owns the Crowne Plaza Hotel, official venue of the upcoming OAS meeting. “Most people expected a Marxist-Leninist approach to government after the FMLN came to power. But this president has proven that he’s not so left-wing. He’s more of a centrist, and he has the biggest popularity ratings of any president we’ve had in the past 20 years.” Asked what the biggest obstacle to doing business in El Salvador, Quiñonez replied “security” without any hesitation. “Our crime rates are still very high, and there’s a big problem with the maras [gangs],” he said. “The government is heading in the right direction with these issues, but of course it takes time to fight crime. Everybody feels threatened.” El Salvador — with the collaboration of the other Central American countries and the United States — is organizing an international conference directly after the OAS General Assembly to focus on regional security, Martínez said. The meeting will address issues such as finance, technology and cooperation in aviation and maritime patrols to intercept drug traffickers. “The U.S. has a specific vision for Central America. Before, this whole area was seen within the context of Plan Mérida, and Central America was diluted,” he explained. “We’ve always told them that if there’s a Plan Colombia in the south and a Plan Mérida in the north, then the pressure from both sides would push all the narcotraffickers towards the center.” The result has been a U.S. program called the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI). Yet since that program’s establishment in 2008, funds allotted to CARSI’s seven members amount to around $260 million — less than one-fourth of Mexico’s share of counternarcotics assistance. The irony is that Central American nations have confiscated more than three times as much cocaine as confiscated in Mexico — about 100 metric tons per year. And the northern half of the isthmus, comprising Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, is now the most violent region in the world outside of active war zones. “We don’t only want to punish criminals, we also want a social development plan,” said Martínez. “Even though we must combat crime with all our strength, we must also generate opportunities for the new generation. If we don’t, they will become the perfect targets for criminals.”last_img read more

Pula on the list of cities with the most cultural and creative potential according to the European Commission

first_imgThe Mayor of Pula, Boris Miletić, said that he was immensely pleased with this recognition, which once again confirms the extremely valuable cultural potential of Pula, but also recognizes the continuous efforts invested in the development and enrichment of the city’s offer: “Our main goal is to continuously encourage the development of new facilities and enrich the overall cultural and tourist offer of the city, such as the Museum of Istrian Olive Oil and the Memo Museum. Pula organizes and offers visitors more than 1,000 cultural and artistic events every year, and among the most visited are the famous Pula Film Festival, Pula Marathon, Spectacvla Gladiatoria in the Arena and a rich Advent program called “December in Pula” and I believe it is one of reasons why today we have taken our place in the elite society of the 100 most sustainable destinations in the world and why we are among the best ‘city break’ destinations”- said the mayor of Pula Boris Miletic. There are several defining criteria for participation in this project, and they are exclusive that the city exceeds 50 thousand inhabitants and that it has credible statistical and other data needed for evaluation. The survey thus covered all cities, 67 of which have been or have been nominated for European Capitals of Culture since 1985. The next 64 cities were selected according to the criterion that they are part of the UNESCO protected cultural heritage, and finally another 59 cities according to the criterion that they hold at least two international cultural festivals a year. Among these 190 cities, five are from Croatia (in alphabetical order): Osijek, Pula, Rijeka, Split and Zagreb. The city of Pula is the most successful Croatian city with the most cultural and creative potential, according to a study by the European Commission, published in early October, as part of a project called “Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 2019” (C3 Monitor). Among the 190 European cities included in the research, as many as five are from Croatia, and according to numerous quantitative and to a lesser extent qualitative indicators, the cultural and creative potential of the cities were assessed, reports the portal gradonacelnik.hr. Photo :. City of Pula You can find the whole research HERE. According to the European Commission, cultural and creative potential is extremely important for the overall potential of the city (s), and thus the entire EU, and is the driver of economic progress and social cohesion. Namely, according to the European Commission, the Cultural and Creative Industry (CCIs) employs more than 12 million people at the EU level, which accounts for 7,5% of total employment and accounts for more than 4% of total GDP.center_img In the most numerous S and M groups, a total of 87 cities were evaluated, among them four from Croatia. The best result was achieved by Bern with an index of 46,9. Of the Croatian cities, Pula achieved the best result with an index of 25,6, ranking 27th, and Pula has the best result in the field of Intellectual Property and Innovation, where the indicator Three-year average of ICT patent applications has an index of 84,1. The overall winner, and thus of course in the group of cities with more than a million inhabitants, is Paris with an overall index of 66. In group XL, the winner is Copenhagen with an index of 46,8, and Zagreb with an index of 21 is 32nd out of 41 cities in this group. In Group L of 42 cities, the winner is Zurich with an index of 49,3, followed by Florence, Karlsruhe and Venice. There are no our cities in this group. Cities are, according to the number of inhabitants, divided into four groups (up to 250 thousand inhabitants – S and M, 250-500 thousand – L, 500 thousand – million – XL, and cities with more than a million inhabitants – XXL). 29 indicators relevant to nine dimensions are assessed, reflecting the three main areas of cultural and creative vitality of cities. The three main areas to be assessed are cultural vibrancy, the creative economy and a stimulating environment. Source / photo: City of Pula; Pixabaylast_img read more

Johnson set for Stoke move

first_img “We’ve got other irons in the fire and sometimes if you invest too much time in one deal, then you can lose others. That was the case with this one so we’ve stepped aside and we’re looking at other things now.” While Stoke have been busy bringing in reinforcements, they have seen Steven Nzonzi leave for Europa League winners Sevilla this week and look set to lose goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to Chelsea. Asked the latest on the Begovic situation, Hughes said: “I haven’t had an update today but my understanding is that he’s likely to travel to Chelsea and that will be concluded.” Hughes also backed the Bosnia and Herzegovina international to push Thibaut Courtois hard for the number one jersey if he joins the Premier League champions and not just settle for a back-up role. ” I would imagine, having worked with Asmir, that he’ll back his ability and he would think he will challenge and get game time there, or he wouldn’t have gone there,” the former Chelsea striker said. “He’s a confident goalkeeper and a very accomplished goalkeeper so he’ll push whoever’s in the number one very, very hard.” Press Association No deal has been officially confirmed but Stoke boss Mark Hughes admitted on Saturday morning that the 30-year-old England international’s experience would be a valuable addition to the squad. Speaking to Sky Sports from Stoke’s pre-season tour to Singapore, Hughes said: ” Glen’s a very experienced player, we obviously feel that the qualities that he has will help us. Stoke look set to announce the signing of former Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson as they continue their summer recruitment drive. “We’re a team that’s trying to progress and you do that by getting good players into your squad and they will help us. “Glen has played at a high level for a very long time and we can benefit from that.” Johnson is a free agent after being released by Liverpool when his contract ran out at the end of last season. The right-back spent the last six years at Anfield having previously played for Portsmouth, Chelsea, Millwall and West Ham. He has won 54 caps for England since making his debut in 2003 and was part of Roy Hodgson’s squad at last summer’s World Cup. The capture of Johnson would follow the arrivals of Shay Given, Marco van Ginkel, Joselu, Philipp Wollscheid and Jakob Haugaard this summer as Stoke look to build on last season’s ninth-placed finish in the Barclays Premier League. The Potters had also been looking to bring in Inter Milan’s Xherdan Shaqiri but Hughes says the club have now “stepped aside” in their pursuit of the Switzerland international and turned their attention elsewhere. Hughes said of the 23-year-old: “We expressed an interest, we put a bid in, but we needed really to set a deadline. last_img read more

Perry breaks out to lead Louisville running game in perfect start

first_imgIn Louisville’s season opener against Kentucky, Senorise Perry showed he was ready to become a key offensive weapon with one play.With the Cardinals up 8-7 early in the second quarter, Perry took a handoff and ran into a wall of defenders near the line of scrimmage. But rather than panicking, he bounced off the pack of Wildcats and found an opening, sprinting down the right sideline for an electrifying 47-yard score. The run marked Perry’s longest to date as a Cardinal.“It felt good,” Perry said in the postgame press conference. “We broke it a lot in practice, so I knew it was going to happen. There was a lot of chaos inside, so I bounced it outside.”Perry didn’t contend for the Louisville rushing title last season. He didn’t come close. Perry rushed for 27 yards on a measly 12 carries in 2011, ranking seventh on the team.What a difference a year makes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTaking a larger role on the Cardinals offense due to graduations and injuries, Perry has notched 340 yards and three touchdowns through only four games in 2012.Through No. 19 Louisville’s 4-0 start, Perry leads the team in rushing yards and yards per carry with 5.5. The junior serves as a complement to fellow third-year player Jeremy Wright, with potential starter Dominique Brown currently sidelined due to a knee injury.For Cardinals head coach Charlie Strong, the ground game has been a plus so far.“We’ve been very fortunate to have two good runners right now,” Strong said in Monday’s Big East teleconference. “Both backs have been running the ball, and they’ve been running behind their pads. … They’re playing a lot, they’ve been splitting time, but they’ve been doing very well.”Making Perry’s transition to dependable back more impressive is his relative lack of experience at the position. He saw action in 2011 mostly on special teams — in coverage and as a kick returner.Perry averaged 26.2 yards as a kick returner while adding 10 tackles and a blocked kick, but remained mostly on the sidelines due to depth at the running back position.Circumstances dictated a change for this year, and Perry has run with it. With 2011 leading rusher Victor Anderson gone to graduation and Brown hurt, Perry and Wright have taken the reins in the backfield — and they’re making the most out of each carry.“What’s really great for us right now at the running back position is the yards after contact,” Strong said. “They’re getting hit, but they’re able to keep their legs moving and get yards. And our offensive line is doing a great job of blocking.”This is not a year where Louisville’s offense can fly under the radar, as much-hyped sophomore quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and the Cardinals entered the season carrying a Top-25 national ranking, the only Big East team to earn the preseason distinction.The newly-minted running duo fit the bill immediately against Kentucky, as the Cardinals cruised to a 32-14 win behind 108 yards rushing from Perry and 105 from Wright.“We expect a lot out of our offense,” Perry said after the game. “If it happens, it happens. We both ran hard today and got to 100. And when we run hard, we expect to get to 100.”Perry demonstrated great speed on his 47-yard burst against Kentucky, no surprise considering he was clocked at 4.28 seconds for the 40-yard dash in high school, according to the Cardinals website. He also won the Georgia state championship in the 100-meter run as a sophomore.Running back wasn’t even Perry’s predominant position at Chattooga High School in Summerville, Ga. Still, he racked up 1,134 offensive yards and 12 touchdowns as a runner and receiver during his senior year. But he earned All-Area honors at linebacker, where he was ranked 139th nationally by Scout.com.Now after two seasons on special teams at Louisville, Perry has another chance to prove his offensive prowess. He has avoided a letdown after the breakout performance against Kentucky, adding rushing totals of 72, 86 and 74 yards the last three weeks.Perry has also added eight catches for 96 yards to complement his rushing totals.With Bridgewater at the helm, the importance of passing in the Louisville offense is not going away any time soon. But with Big East play coming up, a balance of throwing and running is important for any team that aspires to play a BCS game in January.If Perry can continue to prove he deserves to be a major conference runner, the Cardinals won’t have much concern regarding the ground attack as conference play ensues. Still, Perry knows that continuous improvement is critical if the team hopes to reach its full potential.“Expectations are going to continue to go up,” Perry said. “We just can’t buy into complacency. We have to go out and play like the team we know we can be, and execute.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 25, 2012 at 11:14 pm Contact Kevin: [email protected]last_img read more

Indian cricketer scored 59 hundreds in his career – so he donated Rs.59 lakh…

first_imgImage Courtesy: iStockAdvertisement 41f6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8fjbcbpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eshk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2gWould you ever consider trying this?😱4vkvamaCan your students do this? 🌚0k8Roller skating! Powered by Firework As the novel Coronavirus has finally dealt its blow in India, many iconic figures from the country’s cricket fraternity has come forward with handsome monetary aid to join in hands to fight against the pandemic. A donation of Rs 59 lakh has come from former legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar. But why this strange amount instead of a round figure? Clarification comes from his son Rohan, who reveals that it signifies the 59 centuries Sunil has scored in his decorated cricketing career.Advertisement Image Courtesy: iStockThe news of Gavaskar’s donation came from former Mumbai cricket team star Amol Muzumdar. The 45 year old made a post on his official Twitter handle, revealing the generous deed done by Sunny with the caption: “Just heard that SMG has donated 59 lakhs towards covid relief fund. 35 to @PMCaresFunds n 24 lakhs to @CMOMaharashtra 👍 superb gesture Sir @rohangava9 @JayeshKulkarnee @Cricrajeshpk @BCCI @ClaytonMurzello”Advertisement The peculiar numbers actually signifies the number of centuries Gavaskar has scored during his career, as it was revealed by Rohan Gavaskar in the comments: “This was done last week. 35 because he scored 35 hundreds for India and 24 because he scored 24 for Mumbai. Prayers for everyone’s good health and that we are all safe and sound.” In his 16 year long international career with Team India, Sunny scored 35 Test centuries in 125 appearances. His 24 domestic centuries came during his spell with Mumbai, back then known as Bombay cricket team. Both of them add up as 59 Test centuries in his career, signifying the Rs 59 lakh donation he made towards the fight against the virus outbreak.Rohan, on the other hand, couldn’t follow his father’s footsteps, as his international experience with India remained at only 11 ODI appearances, his last being against Pakistan at the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy.However, the 44 year old former middle order batsman has enjoyed 13 years with Bengal cricket team, and also joined Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League in 2009.The COVID-19 outbreak has seen 5,194 confirmed positive cases in India, along with 149 deaths. The country is currently under a 21-day lockdown, proposed by PM Narendra Modi which is currently in effect till 14th April.Also read-Read which 15 year-old Indian athlete sold all his trophies to raise ₹4.30 lakhs towards Coronavirus fight!Yuvraj Singh slams current crop of Indian players: There’s no respect for seniors! Advertisementlast_img read more

Coaches, referees in need for Nelson Youth Soccer

first_imgNelson Youth Soccer is looking for a few more U14 boy Soccer Coaches for the 2011 season.The youth soccer season begins May and runs into June before breaking for the summer holidays. The season ends in September.No previous experience required, only passion, great attitude and will to learn more about this beautiful game.Practices are Monday 4, 5 or 6 p.m. Games are Wednesday or Saturday.Anyone interested should contact www.nys.caWant to be a soccer referee?Anyone 14 years or older can become a soccer referee. Nelson Youth Soccer is hosting a clinic April 8-10. Take a tour to the Nelson Youth Soccer website at www.nys.ca for registration information.last_img

Leafs explode past Rebels; Hawks clipped by Chiefs; Bruins outlast Posse

first_imgNelson Leafs scored three first period goals en route to a 5-2 victory over Murdoch Division rival Castlegar Rebels Friday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League play in the Sunfower City.Brandon Sookro scored twice for the Leafs which held period leads of 3-1 and 3-2.Austin Lindsay, Linden Horswill and Adam Hodge added singles for the Leafs.Hodge finished the game with two points, his first multiple point game as a member of the Leafs.Diego Bartlett and Jeremy McNeill replied for the Rebels.Nelson out shot Castlegar 27-22 making a winner out of goalie Brad Rebagliati. Nate Rabbit took the loss in goal for Castlegar. Nelson, 29-6-1-3, now lead the Murdoch Division by three points after Kelowna Chieft walked into the Hawks Nest in Fruitvale and beat Beaver Valley 3-2.The loss snapped a 10-game winning streak by Beaver Valley.Jagger Bowles had three points to lead the Chiefs.Walker  Sidoni and Dallas Calvin, on the power play late in the game, scored for Beaver Valley.Nelson hosts Spokane Braves Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena while the Hawks take to the road to face the Bruins in Grand Forks.The Bruins, winners of three straight games, outlasted Princeton Posse 7-5 at the Boundary Expo Rec Centre in Midway.Jackson Purvis had five points, including two goals, to pace the Bruins.Connor Gross, Brandon Savala, Nathan Cory, Mitchell Pearson and Nelson Minor Hockey grad Coleton Dawson also scored for Grand Forks.Cory finished with three points while Gross, John Skeet, Pearson and Dawson all had two points.last_img read more

Stakeholder Summit gallery

first_imgAfrica’s most valuable nation brand, South Africa, continues to search its soul and look towards enhancing its international reputation and increasing its brand equity as it aims to stay relevant and strong in the current competitive economic environment, where only nations with a strong dose of credibility and competitiveness can survive.last_img

Hi-tech help for future sports stars

first_imgSpringboks in the making – rugby isone of the disciplines available throughthe iTrainer program. Video uploading is simple and quick via computer or mobile phone.(Images: iTrainer) MEDIA CONTACTS • Lloyd Rabie  CEO, iTrainer  +27 11 958 2425 RELATED ARTICLES • Playing the dream • New drive to spark local sports frenzy • CSIR helps cricketers up their game • Kick start for rugby programme • R3m boost for SA football schoolShamin ChibbaFor the first time in South Africa, amateurs and young athletes will be able to use the iTrainer, an online video analysis tool that was previously only accessible to professionals.This gives budding sports stars the opportunity to not only get closer to their heroes, but to actually be trained by them too.The iTrainer is run by PowerChalk, a web-based sports motion telestrator – a device that allows the user to draw a sketch over a video image.Users can upload videos of their sports moves from their desktop or laptop computer or mobile phone, and then receive feedback, complete with voice-over and mark-up, from world-class athletes online.Amongst the 34 South African sportsmen and -women who have agreed to provide their expertise are Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Roland Schoeman, golf stalwart Dale Hayes, Proteas cricketers Albie and Morne Morkel and Springbok rugby players Victor Matfield and Morné Steyn.Speaking at the launch of iTrainer in June, Schoeman said the technology allows young athletes to analyse their movement frame-by-frame, thus providing them with valuable insight into their technique.Schoeman added that he felt certain that he would have achieved success at a younger age, had he been exposed to the technology earlier.So far, the initiative has been well received amongst the local sports fraternity, with the iTrainer website recording over 1 000 hits in its first two days.Helping young athletes to improve their gameVeteran South African golfer Nico Van Rensburg was motivated to get involved with iTrainer because it was a chance to give back to South Africa’s schoolchildren who want to improve their game.He mentioned that the iTrainer can also help young athletes avoid travelling and coaching costs. “Coming from a small town, my parents had to travel long distances just to take me to my lessons. It cost a lot,” he said.Van Rensburg, a 1999 Volvo Masters champion and winner of nine international tournaments, has brought on board 18 other champion golfers, who will be on hand to help golfers improve basic techniques such as grip, stance, posture and swing.Springbok flyhalf Morné Steyn said that he, like many professional rugby players, trains for about five hours and afterwards doesn’t have much to do – now he can simply switch on his laptop and provide 20 to 30 lessons a day.Making sports coaching accessible Van Rensburg said there are plans to expand the iTrainer initiative later in 2011.Currently the iTrainer caters for athletes involved in cricket, rugby, swimming, hockey, golf, netball and tennis.However, Van Rensburg said football will soon be on that list, as iTrainer is on the verge of adding top Bafana Bafana stars to their already impressive line-up of coaches. General wellness assistance  is also on the cards.To spread the word, coaches and facilitators plan to visit a number of schools after the mid-year holidays to provide one-on-one lessons to interested pupils. They will also offer incentives for those who sign up.Something for everyoneThe application is sold in two packages. The first is Powerchalk Plus which costs $49 (R338) per year. It allows the user to upload and store up to 100 videos, watch and record five minutes of video analysis, and participate in audio conferencing.The Powerchalk Pro package offers the same products as the Plus but allows the user to store up to 500 videos, watch and record 10 minutes of video analysis, provide dual view and split screen options, and create groups. This latter package goes for $99 (R667) a year. stronglast_img read more

Rain or Shine continues chase for top 4, downs Blackwater

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UAAP women’s hoops: UST claims solo 2nd, La Salle stops skid E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  “I guess we just wanted it more today. Everybody who came in the game stepped up,” said ROS head coach Caloy Garcia. “Basically, I just told them that we have a chance on the top four and the only way we can have that chance is to win.”“In the first half I thought we were just okay offensively but our defense wasn’t there. In the second half I think we picked it up,” added Garcia after steering his squad to 7-4.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 shutoutJ’Nathan Bullock fired a game-high 30 points, including 12 in the third quarter where the Painters turned a one-point game to a lopsided affair. They took an 89-77 lead entering the fourth period.Raymond Almazan made the most out of his time on the floor, finishing with 20 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field and six rebounds in less than 19 minutes. Rain or Shine was +20 when the lanky big man was in the game. PBA IMAGESRain or Shine remained in contention for a top four berth after turning back Blackwater, 122-98, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Elasto Painters tightened their defensive screws in the second half, where they outscored the Elite, 65-42.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 It was also Almazan, who extended the Painters’ lead to 20, 103-83, after hitting a triple late.The Elite, who wrapped up the eliminations at 5-6 and will face the top seed in the playoffs, drew another explosive showing from their new acquisition Allein Maliksi, who led his team with 29 points that went with eight rebounds.Henry Walker, who sparked Blackwater’s resurgence after coming in as replacement import after the Elite dropped their first three games in the conference, had 21 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.The Painters clicked on both ends of the floor especially on the offensive end, burying 16 3-pointers and dishing out 27 assists against only eight turnovers.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more