Balanced NLEX subdues GlobalPort in Christmas clash

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — NLEX shared the blessings and in turn, went on to have a merry Christmas after a 115-104 win over GlobalPort to stay unbeaten in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Monday at Philippine Arena here.Leaning on a balanced attack, the Road Warriors negated the 33-point outing from Stanley Pringle to improve to 2-0 in the conference.ADVERTISEMENT Quiñahan preserved NLEX’s 10-point cushion in the fourth before Ravena and Fonacier drilled treys to seal the win in the waning minutes.“We’re just taking advantage of the breaks we’re getting, and at the same time, it’s giving us time to jell,” said Guiao.Pringle’s high-scoring output and all-around brilliance went to waste as he also corralled 10 rebounds, four assists, and two steals in the losing effort.Sean Anthony chimed in 19 markers, nine boards, and three dimes off the bench, while Jonathan Grey got 13 points and two assists.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT Kiefer Ravena unloaded 20 points and had two rebounds, five assists and four steals to lead the assault for NLEX. He capped another stellar outing and punctuated the Road Warriors’ victory with a slam with 37 seconds left.“We just gave ourselves and our supporters a really nice Christmas gift on Christmas day,” said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao.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 folk“We’re happy that we were able to carry our winning momentum because it’s going to be a two-week break for us. But we’ll keep on practicing through the holidays.”The Road Warriors took advantage of the Batang Pier missing the services of main gunner Terrence Romeo, who is still recovering from his knee contusion, as they made the world’s largest indoor arena as their playground to knock off the numerous rallies from the opposition. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Christmas tradition: Warriors, Cavs headline holiday hoops LATEST STORIES NLEX 115 — Ravena 20, Quiñahan 19, Fonacier 12, Tiongson 10, Alas 9, Baguio 8, Gotladera 8, Miranda 8, Mallari 6, Monfort 5, Rios 5, Taulava 3, Al-Hussaini 2.GLOBALPORT 104 — Pringle 33, Anthony 19, Grey 13, Nabong 9, Araña 8, Elorde 5, Guinto 4, Juico 4, Taha 4, Flores 2, Sargent 2, Gabayni 1.Quarters: 25-25, 50-45, 84-76, 115-104.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

History and Us: Elijah Johnson, Great Liberian Pioneer

first_imgElijah Johnson was one of the earliest leaders of the colonists, having arrived here on January 7, 1822 the ship Elizabeth. It was the ship that brought the first group of colonist from the United States to found a home in Africa, their Motherland. He is noted for being the author of two historic statements.  After the Sierra Leone people and the British colonial government had refused the colonists from America settlement at Shebro Island, Elijah Johnson led the colonists from there to Providence Island near Cape Mesurado. The general area they later named Monrovia. At the time, many on the ship Elizabeth urged the group return to the USA.  But Elijah Johnson responded with these historic, inspiring words:“For two long years I have sought a home.  Here I have found one, and here will I remain.”His other historic statement came when the British, in a subtle attempt to colonize Liberia during the tribal uprising against the settlers, offered to put up their flag in a bid to scare off the colonists’   tribal opponents. But Elijah Johnson, who was then Acting Agent of the American Colonization Society, defiantly told the British: “We want no flagstaff put up here that will cost us more to take down than to whip the natives.”By that one remark, Liberia was saved from colonization and remains till this day the only African territory that was never colonized.Elijah Johnson attained a great legacy as a leader.  He was one of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention that started in January, 1847 and ended with the establishment of the Republic of Liberia on July 26 that year.  He was therefore, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.His legacy of leadership has continued down through the generations.  His son, Hilary Richard Wright Johnson, became president of Liberia in 1884.  Hilary was a charismatic leader. He was nominated by both the Republican Party, founded by J. J. Roberts, Liberia first President, and the True Whig Party, of which E. J. Roye became the first standard bearer, later elected President. After his election as President (1884), Hilary Richard Wright Johnson chose his cabinet from both the Republican and True Whig Parties. And that spelled the end of the Republican Party.Elijah Johnson’s great great grandson, Gabriel Johnson Tucker, became one of Liberia’s great Secretaries of Public Works and was probably the most popular member of the Tolbert government.  When the coup took place in 1980 Tucker, who managed men and women from ditch diggers to architects and civil and structural engineers, was one of only four Ministers of the Tolbert government who were never arrested in 1980.  Public Works employees ran to his house on the morning the coup to protect him.Elijah Johnson’s leadership legacy continued with Martinus Johnson, also a great grandson, who became Liberia’s Ambassador to Egypt.  A great great granddaughter, Ruby Johnson, was a fashion model in the 1970s who adorned West African magazine covers.  She now serves as a Commissioner on the Human Rights Commission of Liberia.The Johnson people seemed to have had a special fondness for Marylanders.  Elijah Johnson’s great granddaughter, Danielette Johnson, married Mr. Tucker  of Cape Palmas and their son, Gabriel Johnson Tucker,  married another Marylander, Wilhelmina “Coocoo” Tubman, daughter of President W.V.S. Tubman. The Woods sisters of Edina, Grand Bassa County, are also descendants of Elijah Johnson because their mother was an Elijah Johnson descendant.  One of her grand daughters, Hesta, married Goda Baker, a Marylander of the Grebo ethnic group; while Hesta’s older sister, Elizabeth, married Hebert Brewer of the Brewer family of Cape Palmas. But that was not all.  Hesta’s eldest sister Maria was wedded to Mitch Brownell, another prominent Marylander; and so was Hesta daughter, also named Hesta, who married a Pearson from Cape Palmas.One of Ruby Johnson’s relatives has written a history of Elijah Johnson which we hope to share with our readers in the near future.  Elijah Johnson also links us today with Liberia’s current President, Ellen Jonson-Sirleaf. How and why? Kenneth Y. Best, in his book, Albert Porte, record that Ellen’s grandfather,Mr. Jah Maley, was a gifted linguist who fluently spoke several Liberian languages. This is typical of the Deys and Golas, from whom Jah Maley hailed. As a result of his linguistic talents, Mr. Maley became the principal interpreter of President Hilary Richard Wright Johnson (1884-1892).  President Johnson took Ellen’s grandfather, Mr. Jah Maley, everywhere he went.  So the grandfather, Mr. Maley, decided to adopt the name Johnson as his surname. That is how Ellen’s father Carney, son of Jah Maley Johnson, became Carney Johnson.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more