UP stays unbeaten after rout of UE; Gayoso nets four goals for Ateneo

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We don’t really think about it,” said Gonzales. “We are looking at our performances, we are thinking of improvement. We are not thinking at the Final Four or the championship.”Ian Clariño, King Miyagi, and JB Borlongan netted the goals for the Fighting Maroons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIn the first game, Ateneo’s Jarvey Gayoso single-handedly dealt a 4-0 punishment to winless Adamson University.The Blue Booters are now one point away from UP’s total. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gayoso, the league’s reigning MVP, netted all four goals in the first half and matched his 12-goal total from Season 79 with four games remaining.In the final game of the day, an own goal on Far Eastern University’s side salvaged a point for University of Santo Tomas.Dionisio Busmion hit his strike off FEU’s Marole Bungay, 90+4, that allowed the Golden Booters to draw 2-2.UST is at third in the standings with 15 points while the Tamaraws now has nine points.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery University of the Philippine kept its undefeated streak after blasting University of the East, 3-0, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s football tournament Thursday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.The Fighting Maroons (7-0-2) remained atop the table with 23 points and are one win away from securing a Final Four spot, but head coach Anto Gonzales isn’t looking that far ahead.ADVERTISEMENT Pressure catches up with rookie Ravena in his first PBA semis Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimslast_img read more

Agriculture Can Develop Liberia’

first_imgLiberian cocoa farmers have stressed the important role agriculture can play in the country’s development agenda if the sector is prioritized by the government and its numerous partners. The farmers noted that the sector has the potential to make Liberia one of the emerging developing countries, with massive job creation. The farmers, who just returned from a week-long knowledge acquiring field trip to Ghana, said Liberia has not acquired the high level economic transformation that it desires because it has neglected the agriculture sector.Speaking at a press conference in Monrovia upon their arrival from Ghana yesterday, a representative of the group, Erastus Borkuah, said when given the desired attention, the sector, especially cocoa production, can build Liberia as it has done in Ghana.The trip was an initiative of Wienco Liberia Limited (WLL), a leading supplier of fertilizer and other agricultural inputs which has been operating in Liberia since 2011. Though it is a business venture, the company provides farmers with essential supplies and advisory services throughout the cocoa season.The cocoa farmers became the latest group to echo this sentiment after their week-long trip to that country where they had the opportunity to be part of the Ghana Cocoa producers’ annual festival known as the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM was organized by the Cocoa Abrabopa Association of Ghana and held at Asankragwa in the Western Region of that country.Mr. Borkuah said what the team saw in Ghana is very great, noting that this can also be emulated here if only the Liberian government is willing to prioritize agriculture.“What we saw in that country is unbelievable. Agriculture, especially cocoa farming is indeed the spin of the Ghanaian economy,” Mr. Borkuah said.“Even the Bible tells us that humans learn from each other just as ‘iron sharpens iron’ so our trip was indeed rewarding. We saw things that are motivating us as cocoa farmers, but the unfortunate thing is that our leaders are not willing to do the level of investments that we saw out there.“This trip was successful because we learned new things that we have come to apply here. The people told us that it is agriculture that built their country and I believe we can also do the same here.”He said that they visited some farms, many of which are very large compared to farms here, and had fruitful discussions with the farmers. They also visited the Cocoa Research Center (CRC), which he called on the Liberian government to establish here.“We need a research center where we can do some of our technical work to alleviate some of the problems we face as farmers,” he said. “Ghana has really developed and this is because of the way they have prioritized agriculture. Cocoa farmers are building mansions in that country while we sit in abject poverty here because our government has decided to blatantly ignore the potential of agriculture.”He said with the requisite financial and technical support farmers can do more in Liberia. “We want to follow our Ghanaian counterparts’ footprints,” he said.“If we can just get a quarter of the support our colleagues are getting in Ghana, we farmers in this country can develop Liberia beyond recognition.” Wienco senior agronomist, Eric Asante Antwi said the trip was the second of its kind after an initial group of farmers returned from that country a year ago.He noted that when Wienco came to Liberia in 2011 they realized that import usage was at zero level and even now with the four years experience, it is still at this level.“We need to take our farmers around after giving them the technical knowledge. We have levels of learning. Some believe that when they see it they can copy and some like to touch or feel it,” he said.Mr. Antwi said that the trip was organized to share the Ghanaian experience with some of the farmers in Liberia.“We went there and had a five day knowledge impacting experience in Ghana, especially during the AGM,” he said.Meanwhile, cocoa farmers across the country have adopted, and many more will adopt, an initiative by Wienco Liberia Limited, which promises to see a significant upsurge in their yield.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more