ISIS Communication Battle: Better than Its Military Accomplishments

first_img Its strategy is aimed at imposing the Sharia throughout the Syrian and Iraqi territories. ISIS already controls a great deal of these territories, as we can see in the following picture. The advance over Mossul adds up to the cities already seized by early 2014, as well as big areas in the Ambar province. A few months ago, ISIS combatants coming from the Syrian province of Rakka arrived in Ambar, west of Iraq. In January, they settled in the city of Faluya, seized Iraqi Army’s arsenals, and resisted attacks by government troops. In regards to funding, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s organization is also concerned about getting their supplies conveniently. In June this year, the mayor of the city of Mossul reported that ISIS had seized $450 million from a local bank. ISIS combatants continue advancing towards Baghdad, fighting against the security forces and Shiite militias. The fighting takes place about 80 km from the capital, but there are certain forward factions that occur half the distance to the capital. ISIS also has heavy military equipment, such as tanks and helicopters. In Syria, combatants are already funded from the extortion on Christians, which remain in their households, in exchange for protection. Also, they control the largest oil refinery in the country, capable of processing about 320,000 oil barrels a day. The terrorist organization is strong there, where the population is divided and Sunni Muslims are the majority. They were well received by the mostly Sunni opposition in Syria, who oppose President Bashar al Asad, an Alawite labeled as “enemy of the enemy.” In Iraq several Sunnites consider the situation from the same point of view. They feel discriminated against by the Government of Baghdad, dominated by Shiites. As a result, the terrorist militia may advance easily, and local rebels are joining their troops. The Strategies of Its Leader Alleged rivals executed by decapitation in an attempt to generate an impact on the population so they do not join troops in favor of the Government, propaganda videos where different leaders explain the Jihad’s aim – or Holy War -, the use of Twitter to announce the execution of 1,700 Shiite soldiers, the issuance of statements, investments in marketing – t-shirts with images alluding to the cause – all stimulate a communication strategy carefully studied and aimed at specific audiences, which has been fruitful and that the Iraqi Government has only censored on the Internet, in an attempt to stop it. Censorship has not worked effectively in any country, and it is not the most efficient way to combat this sort of threat. For a long time, small and less powerful forces were able to attract the attention and support of external audiences to their cause, by means of communication techniques. This forced military decisions to be extrapolated that could be adopted to counter their offensive. In the case of ISIS, despite its current relative military supremacy that is attacked by resources and help sent by Coalition nations, there is a high interest for the existence of a communication planning made by the Iraqi Government, so it can be possible to have a panorama of the current events in Syria and Iraq from a different perspective. ISIS has made an effort to reach audiences, not only by means of sympathy but mostly by terror. If this is not carried out by means of strategic communications planning, the influence over the population affected by ISIS, no matter how large the military force is to control the territory under Jihadist rule, should be addressed immediately by the Iraqi Government, supported by the Coalition. Extraordinary analysis, very enlightening. Several sources mention that ISIS has between 7 and 8 thousand combatants in Iraq, and another 5 thousand in Syria. Reports state that there are several foreigners among their troops. Chechnya, Afghanistan, Europecenter_img Chile seems to be far away from the serious events that are taking place in stricken Iraq and fragile Syria with the emergence of a group that has been fighting against Al-Qaeda over the leadership of the global Jihad: ISIS. However, its communication actions are leading to conflict all around the world, including marketing techniques as part of its communication strategy, which has even surpassed its military maneuvering capabilities. Al-Qaeda’s successors have experienced varied transformations over time; these variations have been very diverse, such as belonging to a branch of the already mentioned terrorist organization. The origins of ISIS can be traced back to a small Jordan extremist organization founded in 1999, which returned to Al-Qaeda in 2004. Later, in 2006, it made its comeback as the Islamic State of Iraq. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been its leader since 2010, and he raises mystery and speculation. Little is known about him. It is speculated that he was born in the late 1970s in Samarra, Iraq, and that he obtained a PhD in Education at the University of Baghdad. In 2011, Baghdadi perpetrated a series of suicide attacks against targets, most of whom were Shiites. He decided to send his combatants to Syria, to increase his control over territories. Not even the constant threats of Zawahiri, then leader of Al-Qaeda, made him withdraw. He named his organization as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and he also focused his efforts on destroying or absorbing other Syrian rebels, organizing several actions, in addition to taking advantage of oil sites, instead of confronting Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Asad directly. Since 2011, several insurgent factions emerged from Baghdadi’s organization. After the group was able to control western Iraq in the first four months of this year and made a series of accomplishments in northern Iraq in June, it decided that it was the right time to start its most dramatic phase. The establishment of a caliphate was announced: a universal Islamic State led by a successor (Caliph) of Mohammed – in this case, Baghdadi – and the name of the group was again changed to the Islamic State (IS), or ISIS or ISIL, as it is now known. The communication battle, part of the military strategy By Dialogo September 12, 2014last_img read more

Read More »

Brazilian and Argentine Armies Train Together, Strengthen Ties

first_img Waging virtual battles By Dialogo January 20, 2016 Guarani will involve Troops from the 1st Mechanized Cavalry Brigade, 3rd Army Division, from Santiago, Rio Grande do Sul, and Argentine service members from the 12th Mountain Brigade, located in Posadas, province of Misiones. Additionally, operation Saci-Duende will bring together Paratroopers from Brazil and Argentina with jumps in both countries in 2016. Operation Yaguareté was held November 2nd-5th, and consisted of joint exercises in air transport operations in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires. Sixty Brazilian service members from the 12th Light Infantry Brigade, from Caçapava (São Paulo) participated along with Argentine Troops from the 601st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group, Third Army Division from Mar del Plata, province of Buenos Aires, according to the Brazilian Army Social Communications Center. Military officials from the two countries had agreed to the operation during a Bilateral Conference of the Argentine and Brazilian General Staffs. For the training, Argentina sent representatives from the “General Justo José de Urquiza” Second Armored Brigade, under the First Army Division located in Paraná, in the province of Entre Ríos. The Second Mechanized Cavalry Brigade (BdaCMec) in Uruguaiana, under the Third Army Division, participated on behalf of the EB. The operation was conducted in a simulated warfare environment at the Center for Applied Simulations at Command Posts (CAS-PC, for its Portuguese acronym) in Santa Maria, according to Major General Carlos Jorge Jorge da Costa , BdaCMec Commanding Officer. Strengthening cooperative ties While the operation conducted training in Uruguaiana (November 16th-17th; 20th) and in Santa Maria (November 18th-19th), the closing ceremony was held on the countries’ border, where Military officers crossed the Uruguaiana-Paso de los Libres International Bridge over the Uruguay River. CAS-PC hosted the simulations, performed by Combater software, and verified the results. “The group demonstrated initiative and flexibility in adapting to joint planning processes, leading to a harmonious work environment targeting correct solutions to the simulated Military problem,” he said. Prior to the operation, one Colonel from the EB and one from the Argentine Army visited the center for five days to test the software. The Combater software is considered a tool and not the final goal of the ongoing mission, according to the CAS-PC Coordination Office. The cooperative ties between the two Armed Forces is reflected in the growing number of joint exercises. In addition to the third iteration of Hermandad, the Guarani Exercise will be held in Argentina from October 10th-23rd. “Cooperation between our forces is becoming gradually and sustainably closer,” Brig. Gen. Booth said. Col. Bochi Luz was one of the CMS coordinators for Operation Hermandad, which was conducted November 16th-20th by Brazilian Army (EB) in Santa Maria and Uruguaiana, sites near the border with Argentina. Hermandad primarily involved 15 officers from each force to coordinate planning and conduct a Command Post Exercise for a Combined General Command for a Large Combat Unit under an Army Division. In addition to its 15 officers, 30 Brazilian Sergeants also participated in the operation. “The goal is to have firm ties uniting us, with cooperation and friendship between the two Armies, in addition to a mutual understanding of the procedures, methods and techniques each side employs,” Maj. Gen. Jorge da Costa stated. Argentine Brigadier General Gustavo Fernando Booth, commanding officer of the Second Armored Brigade, added, “Our goal is also to increase our professional and doctrinal knowledge to contribute to the interoperability between the two Armies.” The Training and Evaluation Center, which is in the Brazilian city of Santa Maria in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, and included within CAS-PC, is a strategic place to expand the number of multinational joint exercises with nations in South America and outside the region, Col. Bochi Luz added. “It really is a laboratory for lessons learned. In this regard, a virtual simulation can be a powerful ally.” I believe that these joint exercises among the two countries strengthen the bond between the two nations and, at the same time, avoids divisive maneuvers by other countries to dominate the Southern Cone. It also serves to negate the maxim that goes: “Weapons attract attacks and distrust attracts offense.” Congratulations to the two Militaries. Congratulations to the commanding officers! We need to strengthen military ties with Argentina now more than ever so that we may always have a South America free of the Bolivarians. I agree with the joint exercises between Argentina and Brazil because it increases ties of camaraderie and shared operations between both armies. These trainings should be held more often.center_img “[The technologies that CAS-PC has at its disposal] allow for profound training and preparation of Troops at a lower cost that would be required for a training operation on the ground,” said Brig. Gen. Booth, adding that Argentina has a simulation center called Virtual Battle, at Campo de Maio in Buenos Aires. “The center can almost constantly provide training for troops all year long.” The Hermandad operation did not require Troops to conduct field exercises or use combat equipment. Instead, participating Soldiers waged virtual battle on computer screens at the CAS-PC in Santa Maria. The use of Combater software installed in its facilities allows for a more credible evaluation of the results of the maneuvers employed by the General Command, according to Maj. Gen. Da Costa. Command officers from the two Armed Forces came up with the initial ideas for Hermandad in 2006, Maj. Gen. Jorge da Costa explained. The first iteration occurred in November 2014 in Paraná, Argentina. Armed Forces authorities intend on conducting this operation annually, with Military officials planning on holding the 2016 edition at the Entre Ríos unit, but the date has yet to be determined. “In Hermandad, the two Armies executed a joint operation against a fictitious common enemy,” explained the CAS-PC Coordination Office, which has received delegations from Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, and Military Attachés from other countries. “There is an interest in seeing how we use this simulation tool, our plans, and the number of Troops we intend to train, in addition to technical and pedagogical details about how it works.” During the operation, service members engaged in a number of exercises involving the gathering of intelligence, Troop mobilization, logistics, operational actions and civilian matters, according to Brig. Gen. Booth. “We simulated the actions of a Combined General Command for a Large Armored Unit undertaking a broad-spectrum defensive operation with planning from the statement of directives from the commanding officer (mission announcement) through final decision. Future exercises “An international atmosphere requires militaries to increase their capabilities to join deployed forces and interact in a cooperative environment with other nations,” said Colonel Newton Cleo Bochi Luz, chief of the Operations Coordination Center for the Brazilian Southern Military Command (CMS), which is headquartered in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. “An important element of creating cooperation and regional stability is having forces that are familiar with each other.” Building upon the success of two previous joint exercises, Operations Yaguareté and Hermandad, service members from Argentina and Brazil are scheduled to engage in two more joint training operations in 2016, with the aim of strengthening the cooperative ties between the two Militaries. “The high level of training provided by Hermandad makes it possible for the two Militaries to hold discussions, get to know each other, and work within the different cultures,” Col. Bochi Luz said. “The exercises establish common parameters to resolve possible future necessities to employ the two forces, primarily to protect civilians, for humanitarian aid, defense, and the protection of natural resources,” Brig. Gen. Booth added. “Hermandad was a success. Because each country has hosted one year, we are cementing our bases to be able to fulfill our objectives.” last_img read more

Read More »

Dutch coronavirus infections jump to highest level since April

first_imgThe largest increase of infections last week was among people aged 20 to 24, the health authorities said, while most of the newly infected were found to have contracted the virus at home.The new rise coincided with the reopening of schools throughout the country, but health authorities said they had not found a significant increase of cases related to schools.Infections known to have occurred at schools were mainly among adults, they said.The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Netherlands rose to 76,548, with 6,244 deaths.Topics : The number of new coronavirus infections in the Netherlands jumped 51% last week to their highest level since the end of April, Dutch health authorities said on Tuesday.Newly confirmed infections increased to 5,427 in the week to Tuesday, up from 3,597 in the previous week, while the total number of tests rose 10% to little over 180,000.Coronavirus cases in the Netherlands had been stable at about 3,500 per week in recent weeks, after the easing of lockdown measures in July was followed by a steady rise to over 4,000 in early August.last_img read more

Read More »

Life support extended for US girl

first_img Sharing is caring! 43 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharecenter_img It is unclear how Jahi McMath’s tonsillectomy to treat sleep apnoea went so awryThe family of a US teenager declared brain dead after a routine operation went wrong has won an extension to the court order keeping her alive.The court order keeping her on life support in California had been due to expire on Monday evening.Jahi McMath, 13, had a tonsillectomy this month to treat a sleep disorder but she began bleeding heavily after surgery and went into cardiac arrest.Her family says there is still hope for recovery.However, the Children’s Hospital & Research Center, which carried out the procedure, wants to turn off her ventilator.On Monday, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo ordered the hospital to maintain Jahi on a ventilator until 7 January.Jahi’s mother, Nailah Winkfield, said she wept when she heard about the ruling.She said the delay was an answer to a prayer and a sign that she was right to keep fighting.“Who wants to know the date and the time their child would die?” she said. “I don’t care what anyone has to say about what I’m doing… I have to do what is right for me and for Jahi.”Jahi’s family believes she is still alive but the hospital in Oakland, California, has argued in court papers that there is no medical treatment they can give to the teenager because she is “practically and legally” dead.An independent paediatric neurologist from Stanford University supported that view.In an earlier ruling, a judge at Alameda County Superior Court agreed and issued an order allowing Children’s Hospital to remove Jahi from a breathing machine at 17:00 local time on Monday (01:00 GMT on Tuesday).Hospital spokesman Sam Singer said they would comply with the judge’s new order.The McMaths are hoping that a New York facility will care for their daughter. Two California care homes have already withdrawn offers to accept Jahi.It is unclear how the girl’s operation on 9 December went so badly awry. She was having her tonsils removed to treat her apnoea, a condition that causes sleepers to experience irregular breathing.Jahi was declared brain dead three days after surgery.The family said in a statement at the weekend: “We have our strong religious convictions and set of beliefs and we believe that, in this country, a parent has the right to make decisions concerning the existence of their child: not a doctor… and definitely not a doctor who runs the facility that caused the brain death in the first place.”Nailah Winkfield, mother of 13-year-old Jahi McMath, cries before a courtroom hearing regarding McMath in Oakland, California, 20 December 2013Jahi’s mother, Nailah Winkfield, cries at a court hearing last weekChildren’s Hospital says it is willing to work with the family to transfer Jahi to another facility, as long as it can legally do so.“We need to be able to talk to the other facility to understand what it is they are capable of doing,” Cynthia Chiarappa, a hospital spokeswoman, said.“This is not transferring an individual in a vegetative state, but a dead body.”Jahi’s family has launched an online fundraising drive, which had collected more than $22,000 (£13,000) by Monday morning, to transfer their daughter to another facility.The McMaths’ lawyer, Chris Dolan, said he was waiting to hear from a hospital in New York, where officials have been considering the case.“The family is together, and today everybody is praying and being together,” Mr Dolan told the Associated Press news agency on Sunday.BBC News Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Life support extended for US girl by: – December 31, 2013last_img read more

Read More »

Uganda’s Kiplimo wins bronze at world junior athletics

first_img****[email protected] on: WhatsApp Jacob Kiplimo got Uganda off to a fine start on the first day of the World U-20 Athletics Championship in Bygdgoszcz, Poland by snatching bronze in the 10000m final.The 15-year-old Olympic-bound runner came third Tuesday in 27:26.68 behind  Kenya’s Rodgers Chumo Kwemoi, who stamped his authority on this race from the start winning in 27:25.23, and Eritrea’s Aron Kifle who was forced to settle for silver in 27:26.20 after making several mid-race surges.Kifle set an Eritrean U-20 record of 27:26.20 while  Kiplimo had a Personal Best of 27:26.68 to console himself with after finishing third. In other events involving Ugandans on day 1, Esther Chebet qualified for today’s 800m semifinals while Peruth Chemutai made it to the final of the steeplechase tomorrow.Chemutai and Kiplimo are on the Ugandan team prepraring for the Rio Olympics.Uganda entered seven athletes in the Poland event. They are Esther Chebet (800m), Mercyline Chelanga (5000m), Peruth Chemutai (3000m SC), Albert Chemutai (3000m SC), Victor Kiplangat (5000m), Jacob Kiplimo (10000m) and Martin Musau (5000m and 10000m)last_img read more

Read More »

LEO Donegal gets its teeth into €230,375 fund for the Food Coast Project

first_imgDonegal Local Enterprise Office’s Food Coast project was among 16 projects named by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys, when she announced the results of the new €2.5 million Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Competitive Fund.Applications were open to individual LEOs; collaborative projectsbetween two or more LEOs; and LEOs working with other local groups likeChambers, Community Enterprise Centres, Education or Training bodies,Local Authorities or colleges.Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney, said he was delightedwith the announcement and said the funding of €230,375 would help theFood Coast initiative continue to build on the momentum it has gatheredover the years. The Food Coast project – a partnership between the public and privatesectors has been working to make Donegal famous for food for some yearsnow – having first launched the strategy in 2012.This specific project with funding of over €230,000, will see funding for a facilitated food cluster, a productivity programme, a best practice visit and anexecutive food marketing programme, project marketing and funding for afull-time executive for two years.Applications were open to individual LEOs; collaborative projectsbetween two or more LEOs; and LEOs working with other local groups likeChambers, local businesses, Community Enterprise Centres, Education orTraining bodies, Local Authorities or colleges.“We are delighted with this approval. We have great commitment from thefood sector to the overall Food Coast project as evidenced most recentlyby the 20 different Food Coast events that were put on by the businessesas part of Donegal Connect. Over the past two years we are seeing theawareness of Donegal as a food county coming to the fore, both withinthe county and at national level,” the Head of Enterprise in Donegalsaid. Mr. Tunney explained that this is the first time Local EnterpriseOffice, Donegal, has received any funding for the delivery of the FoodCoast other than that allocated from the limited budget of the LocalEnterprise Office.“This funding will allow us drive the project forward with renewedenergy. It is very timely and will give added momentum to the overallinitiative,” he said.Those comments were echoed by Chief Executive of Donegal, CountyCouncil, Seamus Neely who said the announcement was a great outcome forthe Food Coast project which has been pioneered by the Local EnterpriseOffice and the food businesses for over seven years.“Food and food tourism are real strengths in our County and we are nowan exemplar location for the quality of our products, the diversity ofour food experiences and for the reputation of our chefs,” the ChiefExecutive of Donegal County Council said.Announcing the successful applicants at a special event in the CouncilChamber of Monaghan County Council, Minister Humphreys said thesuccessful applicants demonstrated a real intent to collaborate, notonly with neighbouring County LEOs but also with other stakeholders suchas ITs, Innovation Centres, Local Authorities and others. The successful applications were selected through a rigorous evaluationprocess based on criteria, which included economic impacts and value formoney, collaboration and participation, Future Jobs orientation,collaboration and building regional strengths and viability andsustainability.Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital SingleMarket and Data Protection Pat Breen TD said: “I very much welcomeMinister Humphreys’ announcement and want to commend all those who haveparticipated in the competitive process. These successful projects willbe rolled out through the Local Enterprise Offices, which are verywell-placed to reach companies and entrepreneurs in even the most ruralareas. I particularly welcome the focus on collaboration and networkingin support of regional and local micro-enterprise capability building,growth and job creation.Mark Christal, Manager, Regions and Entrepreneurship, EnterpriseIreland, said; “This is a significant investment by the Minister and herDepartment in the ideas and ability of the Local Enterprise Offices todeliver results across the country. This will hugely benefit companiesand the enterprise eco-system in all regions, an investment that willhelp to drive enterprise and support the business objectives ofentrepreneurs and small businesses. It shows that Local EnterpriseOffices across the country are committed to improving the businessenvironment and supports for their client companies and theentrepreneurs of the future and Enterprise Ireland will continue to workwith them to support this aim.”Oisin Geoghegan, Chair of the network of Local Enterprise Offices,described the announcement by Minister Humphreys as a great boost toLocal Enterprise Offices across the country. “They have shown their creativity and innovation in proposing a range ofprojects that will solve a number of issues in their regions. Thisfunding highlights the impact that Local Enterprise Offices are makingand shows that they continue to be best placed in driving innovation andenterprise in towns and villages across the country,” he said.LEO Donegal gets its teeth into €230,375 fund for the Food Coast Project was last modified: October 11th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:food coastgrantLEOlast_img read more

Read More »

IIT, IIM students expand scope of their scholarship scheme to Northeast

first_imgA group of students from the Indian Institutes of Technology, the Indian Institutes of Management and the National Institutes of Technology have expanded the scope of their “career-shaping” examination and scholarship to urban centres in the Northeast.The group from these three institutes had started the “one nation, one exam” National Level Common Entrance Examination (NLCEE) for classes 9-12 this year. The first exam on March 31, conducted across 62 centres across India, had 22,000 students.“This time, we have included all tier 2 and tier 3 cities in the northeast as our examination centres for better penetration and opportunity to underprivileged students in geographically-challenged areas. We are also offering an additional scholarship of up to ₹ 60,000 to deserving students besides an opportunity to visit research and development centres such as the Indian Space Research Organisation and the IITs for 3-15 days,” NLCEE’s overall coordinator Ullas M.S., an NIT Karnataka product, told The Hindu.NLCEE was founded by Ravi Nishant who studied in IIT-Guwahati.Mr. Ullas said the group hired interns from different IITs and NITs to work together on the NLCEE project.“For the exam, there is no need for prerequisite preparation as it is not designed to test one’s technical skills in maths or science. It is meant to test one’s aptitude, creativity in problem-solving, and thinking outside the box,” he said.He said that the NLCEE team would conduct the exam in two phases. For the first, examination centres will operate in more than 100 cities in the country. Based on the results, the top 1,000 students would be selected for the second phase and rewarded according to the rank achieved.“In the second phase, we will shortlist 100 children, then provide significant educational exposure to the deserved by offering visits to the ISRO, the IITs, etc. It can make them motivated, get an overall idea about all kinds of educational streams or courses available, and then take the right decision for their further studies. The NLCEE shall pay all the expenses of the children’s living and transportation,” Mr. Ullas said.last_img read more

Read More »

San Beda racks up 14th straight win, eliminates EAC

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kobe Bryant says he’d kneel for anthem Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 93 PLAY LIST 02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending 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 Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The Scores:SAN BEDA 88 – Soberano 17, Mocon 15, Tankoua 12, Abuda 10, Carino 8, Bolick 6, Tongco 6, Bahio 4, Noah 4, Presbitero 2, Adamos 2, Cabanag 2, Doliguez 0, Oftana 0.EAC 51 – Onwubere 22, Tampoc 8, Garcia 6, Pascua 5, Bugarin 5, Bautista 3, I. Mendoza 2, Munsayac 0, Corilla 0, J. Mendoza 0, Neri 0, Diego 0.Quarters: 26-11, 40-28, 60-34, 88-51. View comments AC Soberano. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDisplaying its playoff form, San Beda waylaid Emilio Aguinaldo College, 88-51, to notch its 14th straight win Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“We’re happy we got this win and I hope  we’ll be this consistent consistent until the end of the playoffs,” said coach Boyet Fernandez, as the Red Lions moved up to 15-1.ADVERTISEMENT “Credit to the boys for getting this one against EAC and hopefully this prepares against Letran next Friday and Lyceum next next week.”AC Soberano waxed hot as he went 5-of-7 from downtown to nab 17 points, and three rebounds to lead San Beda.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 shutoutJavee Mocon added 15 markers, eight of which coming in the opening frame, to go with 12 boards and three assists, while Donald Tankoua also registered a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.Franz Abuda had 10 markers, while Robert Bolick dished a team-best 12 assists on top of his six points and three boards. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH After EAC started the game on a 5-0 start, San Beda answered back with a killer 26-6 blast behind Mocon, Tankoua, and Abuda to grab a 26-11 lead and blow the game wide open.Though elated with how San Beda played against the Generals, Fernandez continued to preach consistency as the Red Lions brace for the final two elimination games as well as the playoffs.“We’re hoping to be consistent. It’s the first time we led by 37 points at the end of the game. I hope this will be a good start for us,” he said. “But again, I will just preach consistency on our execution and defense. We cannot win against LPU if we won’t be consistent in our execution and our defense.”Sidney Onwubere paced EAC with 22 points, six rebounds, and two assists, but was the lone bright spot for the team in the ouster.The Generals are now out of the playoff race after falling to their fourth straight defeat to drop to 6-10.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

Read More »

10 months agoJuventus clear Higuain to join Chelsea

first_imgJuventus clear Higuain to join Chelseaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGonzalo Higuain has requested a transfer to Chelsea.Sportmediaset says the striker has asked Juventus for permission to make the move to Stamford Bridge.The Argentinian striker has flattered to deceive on loan at AC Milan, where he has scored just five Serie A goals in 14 games.The 31-year-old is desperate to reunite with former boss Maurizio Sarri.Higuain banged in 38 goals in 42 matches under the tutelage of Sarri in their only season together at Napoli, before he jumped ship to sign for the Old Lady.And the Italian news outlet also claims that Juve have given the World Cup runner-up the green light for the deal to go ahead. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Read More »

10 months agoSunderland owner fumes over Maja situation as Newcastle, Huddersfield circle

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sunderland owner fumes over Maja situation as Newcastle, Huddersfield circleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSunderland face having to cash in on Josh Maja this month.Owner Stewart Donald is furious that Maja’s agent has now advised him not to commit his future to the Black Cats.”Yesterday (Thursday), Josh asked to see Jack to say he will sign,” the chairman wrote on social media.”Today (Friday) I got a call from Sky TV saying he won’t sign. Josh advised (us) that his agent has said don’t sign, but no courtesy to tell the club.”Also, we offered what the agent indicated! Busy January ahead.’ But he later added: ‘He wants to sign it, the agent has said don’t! Stay behind him and don’t get on his back – we will try and change his mind.”Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Huddersfield have been monitoring his situation. last_img read more

Read More »