Title hopes end as Philippines falls to Korea anew in Fiba Asia Cup

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Korea spoils Gilas bidThe country’s last win over its fierce rival was back in the 2013 edition of the Asian tilt, where the Jimmy Alapag-led Gilas Pilipinas advanced to the final.Oh Se Keun topped Korea with 22 points and five rebounds, while Kim Sun Hyung went 9-of-11 from the field to wound up with 21 markers, four assists, and three boards as the Koreans advance to the semifinals.Kim Jong Kyu also chimed in 15 points, four dimes, and, two rebounds.The Scores:KOREA 118 – Oh 22, Kim S H 21, Kim J K 15, Lee S H 14, Lee Ju H 11, Choi 9, Heo 9, Park 9, Yang 5, Jeon 3, Lim 0.GILAS PILIPINAS 86 – Romeo 22, Standhardinger 17, Pogoy 12, Castro William 11, Aguilar 7, Wright 6, Jalalon 5, Abueva 2, Almazan 2, Fajardo 2, Cruz 0, Norwood 0.Quarters: 26-18, 57-49, 86-62, 118-86. Photo from Fiba.comSouth Korea remains the bane of the Philippines in continental basketball.The hot-shooting Koreans broke the Filipinos’ hearts anew with a 118-86 rout in their knockout quarterfinal duel in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Teen gunned down in Masbate MOST READ View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img SEA Games Gallery: August 16 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Terrence Romeo waxed hot in the second quarter as he linked up with Jayson Castro to pull Gilas within six, 56-49, but Korea proved it was simply a superior team.READ: Gilas five needs pluckThe Koreans shot a mercurial 16-of-21 clip from beyond the arc and dished out 34 assists, leading by as high as 34, 112-78, courtesy of a long bomb from Yang Hong Seok with 1:57 to play.Romeo uncorked all of his 22 points in that blazing second frame, but was held scoreless in the second half by the tenacious Korean defense.Christian Standhardinger added 17 markers and four boards, Roger Pogoy had 12 points in the Philippines’ late spurt, and Castro William got 11 markers, four assists, and three rebounds as the ghost of the Korea continued to haunt the Filipinos.ADVERTISEMENT The loss ended Gilas Pilipinas’ impressive run, where they went undefeated in the group stages despite an undermanned line-up, and relegated the Filipinos to the battle for fifth place.READ: Gilas Pilipinas, Korea resume bitter basketball rivalryFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Not only did the Koreans take the Filipinos out of the running for the title, they also assured them of their worst finish since 2011 when Gilas Pilipinas placed fourth.Defense was the biggest issue for the Nationals as they allowed the disciplined Korean crew to shoot 73-percent from the field in the first half to grab a 16-point lead, 49-33. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stingslast_img read more

Asoriba a Ghanaian Startup That Streamlines Church Services

first_img(Photo Credit: Asoriba Twitter Page) Advertisement African startups are today growing at a steady pace, participating in a number of innovation and other tech-related challenges/hackathons globally – in return gaining popularity and funding.Typically, churches have been some of the least digitally-enabled organisations in the world. They are less focused on, given a number of factors/reasons.PC Tech Magazine has today come across a Ghanaian startup dubbed ‘Asoriba‘ a web and mobile application that enables effective church administration for leaders, and seamless engagement with members via mobile phones. According to Disrupt Africa, it makes it easy for members to pay tithes and offerings using(s), and provides tailor-made financial services to churches. Members can be reached via push notifications, SMS, Email, and also via the app.[related-posts] – Advertisement – Co-founder and CEO of the startup; Nana Prempeh told Disrupt Africa that they’re looking to help church leaders overcome challenges in engaging with their congregation, monitoring attendance and keeping track of financial contributions.(Photo Credit: Asoriba Twitter Page)“As Christians, we found that the church had a number of challenges it faced that could be  solved with technology, and the church market was also a big one worth addressing,” he said.He further told Disrupt Africa that they provide both an administrative dashboard and a free mobile app that can be customized – for a fee – to churches on sign up.“We integrate multiple branches of a church, allowing administrators of large churches easy access to all their data. Finally, we integrate with multiple payment processors and aggregators across Africa, making it easy and affordable to donate digitally,” he says.The startup has been reportedly said to have signed up 5,000 church clients in the country since its launch. In addition, expanding to Nigeria and South Africa.last_img read more