Ceres hits AFC Cup milestone in drubbing of Boeung Ket

first_imgMOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year The Japanese striker grabbed a second in the 22nd minute by latching unto Jeff Christiaens’ pass to the far post and Maranon added a fourth after 28 minutes by converting from the spot following a clip on Mike Ott inside the area.It was 5-0 in the 31st minute with Maranon setting up Porteria, who rifled home a well-placed strike from just inside the box.De Murga joined the scoring four minutes after the hour mark, heading home a beautiful cross from Manny Ott, who also got on the scoresheet nine minutes from time with a deflected strike.Porteria knocked in his second goal from close range with five minutes remaining as Ceres matched the biggest win in the history of the tournament. Nasaf Qarshi of Uzbekistan beat Dempo of India via the same scoreline in 2011.ADVERTISEMENT A brace each from Takumi Uesato, Bienve Maranon and OJ Porteria and a goal apiece from captain Carlie De Murga and substitute Manny Ott propelled the Busmen to a record-setting night.An own goal from Boeung Ket defender Sun Sovanrithy in the second half inflicted more misery on the Cambodians, who missed two key players due to visa issues.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSo dominating were the Busmen that coach Risto Vidakovic replaced the excellent Stephan Schrock just before halftime with the outcome already in the bag.Uesato set the tone for a magical night with a close range strike in the 15th minute, before Maranon doubled the lead four minutes later. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Photo from AFC.comBACOLOD CITY – Ceres Negros FC launched its AFC Cup campaign in style, drubbing an overmatched Boeung Ket side, 9-0, last Tuesday night for its most lopsided victory yet in the continental competition at Panaad Stadium.Not even a downpour caused by Tropical Storm Basyang can stop the Busmen from delivering a spectacular performance in front of their home fans as they rolled past the Cambodian champions.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES Troy Rosario rejoins Gilas Pilipinas practice 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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Key Witness No Show in LACC vs. Aminata & Sons Case

first_imgFailure of Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission’s (LACC) key witness to show up to testify in the ongoing US$5.7million oil deal case against Aminata & Sons Inc. was enough yesterday for Judge Emery Paye of Criminal Court ‘C’ to suspend the trial.Judge Paye said yesterday was the second time for the prosecution to ask for the suspension of the matter.“Before the call of this case, prosecution and defense had earlier met and with consensus agreed in principle for today’s deliberation yet they have asked for another suspension,” he saidHe added: “Since both defense and prosecution agreed for another postponement, the matter would be suspended and resume on Monday, October 3.”The Ministry of Justice (MOJ), the prosecutorial arm of the government, had initially backed out of the case, advising the LACC not to proceed with the matter because there is no “convenience evidence” to convict the defendants.That advice was supported by the dismissal of charges against one of the defendants, former Commerce Minister Miata Beysolow by the same court.The court cited administrative errors on the part of the LACC as the basis for dropping the charges against her.Siaka Turay, Aminata & Sons CEO, had earlier pleaded not guilty. That denial now rests on the LACC to produce evidence to convict Turay.LACC’s lawyers who could not disclose the identity of their witness yesterday confessed that the witness’s absence was beyond their control.“We agreed to reschedule the matter to today (yesterday), but we understand that our witness was on special assignment outside the country, and the witness is not in our employ making it difficult for us to have direct control over his movements,” Cllr. Othello Payman admitted.Cllr. Payman added, “Up to the time we made the request we were not sure as to whether or not he would be back in the country, making it difficult for us to go on with the trial.”Judge Paye did not say what decision he would take on Monday if the LACC’s key witness does not show up to testify.Aminata & Sons Inc. was accused, along with former Director, Division of Price Analysis and Marketing/Focus Person of the Japanese Oil Grant at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Steve Flahnpaye; former Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director for Operations and Implementing Agent Person for the Japanese Oil Grant at the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), T. Nelson Williams; and Aaron J. Wheagar.Their charges included economic sabotage, misapplication of entrusted property, criminal conspiracy and facilitation and violation of required Public Procurement and Concession Commission Act’s (PPCC) procedures and processes, of which Turay said he had no knowledge.LACC, however, claimed that Turay was part of the syndicate that misrepresented and misled concessionary pricing for the distribution and sale of the non-profit petroleum products, and they chose not to reflect that the donated items were gifts from the government of Japan to Liberia.For Aminata & Sons, Inc., the court records allege that the petroleum entity and LPRC in 2011 entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) where the company was to make a deduction from the pump price of US$0.90 per gallon of gasoline and US$0.96 per gallon of diesel.It meant they were to sell a gallon of gasoline for US$3.47 and a gallon of diesel for US$3.59.But the LACC claimed that Turay and the other defendants ignored the agreement and proceeded to sell a gallon of gasoline for US$4.40 and a gallon of diesel for US$4.55, which generated US$5,764,110.84.The LACC claimed that Turay and his co-defendants deposited US$3,908,387.25 into the oil grant account at the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), instead of the US$5,764,110.84, leaving a difference of US$1,806,811.14 unaccounted for.The document further alleges that MOC and LPRC illegally selected Aminata & Sons as the sole distributor and seller of the products without going through a competitive bidding process and other procedures provided for under the PPCC Act.LACC also alleged that the act was discovered during an investigation into the handling of the oil deal by MOC, LPRC and Aminata & Sons.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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