Website denouncing corruption forced to seek host abroad

first_img Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years News February 2, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Website denouncing corruption forced to seek host abroad Receive email alerts to go further ThailandAsia – Pacific Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders condemned what it saidwas a serious decline in online press freedom inThailand after received aletter from its host, Thai Dream, on 27 January2006 giving notice of closure on 1st Februarybecause of “technical problems”.The website was launched on 9 January 2006 withthe declared objective of exposing cases ofpublic corruption or those implicating peopleclose to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.Its organisers complained of a “climate of fear”among Thai web hosting companies, which wasforcing them to seek a host abroad.The worldwide press freedom organisation saidanother website,, linked tosatellite TV station ASTV, had also beenreportedly threatened with closure a few daysearlier. “The fact that publications critical ofthe authorities are forced to leave the countryis a sign that political pressure is applied toweb hosting companies,” it said.”We urge the government to ensure that everyonehas the right to express themselves online inThailand,” it added.One of the managers of Corruption Watch, Dr AlongKorn Ponlaboot, said he was convinced that ThaiDream had ended the contract for politicalreasons. “The government should protect freedomof expression and not allow a climate of fear totake hold among Internet service providers. It isa disgrace for a government that considers itselfdemocratic,” he added.Ahead of the final closure, Thai Dream agreed tomake the site temporarily available at another IPaddress. However, is notaccessible today.The management committee of Corruption Watch meton 1st February and decided to switch to anAmerican provider from 3 February.Bosses at said it had received aclosure order from the Communication Authority ofThailand (CAT). Their provider, Internet Solution& Service Provider Co, has however not yet putthe order into effect and the site was stillaccessible.There is legal confusion about the proceduresinvolved in closing a website. All Thai serviceproviders have to work under the supervision ofCAT, a body which is itself controlled by thegovernment.Thailand has been on the Internet Freedom desk’slist of “countries to watch” since November 2005.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: Newscenter_img News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar May 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Thailand RSF_en August 21, 2020 Find out more ThailandAsia – Pacific June 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Firefly Music Festival Drops 2018 Lineup

first_imgThe Firefly Music Festival is returning to the Woodlands of Dover, DE from June 14th – 17th, and they’re bringing a stacked lineup for the occasion. The festival has revealed dozens of artists for this year’s events, including headliners Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, and The Killers.The full lineup includes ODESZA, Lil Wayne, Logic, Martin Garrix, GZA, Alt-J, Portugal. The Man, Foster The People, MGMT, Mike D (DJ Set), Big Gigantic, Jimmy Eat World, Chromeo, Cold War Kids, Warren G, Royal Blood, Spafford, and so many more. Passes on sale Friday, 1/12 at 10am ET. Special one-day pricing available Friday only till 11:59pm ET. Tickets and more information can be found on Firefly’s website. Check out the full lineup below!last_img

Sniffer dogs check Man United coach ahead of Liverpool clash

first_img But their first battle will be arriving at Anfield after a number of security issues were raised. A Kop supporters’ social media site with 77,000 followers has been promoting what they call a “coach greeting” for the bus as it approaches the stadium. It is telling fans to “let them know we mean business” by lining the streets before the 4.30pm kick-off. The posting is a sinister reminder of the treatment suffered by Manchester City before their Champions League quarter-final first leg in April 2018. The City coach was lead through a corridor of hatred with fans breaking the coach windows as it was hit with beer bottles, cans and flares.Advertisement Promoted ContentWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Most Clever Uses Of CGI In CinemaWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Most Disturbing Movie Dystopias The roof of the coach was burned with a flare that was thrown at the bus and the vehicle was rendered unfit for use afterwards. And just to remain on the cautious side, dogs were deployed to sniff the inside of the coach around the baggage area while it was parked outside The Lowry Hotel. The trip to Anfield will take just under an hour with the Red Devils expected to arrive around two hours before kick-off. The dogs were taken inside the luggage compartment Read Also: Frenedes’ £68m fee holding up Man United switch When quizzed on whether he had any safety fears, Solksjaer responded: “No safety fears, no. “Of course they want to try to intimidate us but as long as it’s within the boundaries. “I’ve been sat in a coach or bus going to Europe or to Anfield and whatever they shout and scream you don’t really notice, that’s just part and parcel of these games.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United’s team bus was checked by sniffer dogs before making their way to Anfield. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side travel to the table-toppers hoping to maintain their unbeaten record against the top four sides this season. Loading… last_img read more

Trojans need a freshman sensation

first_imgFor more than 50 years, the USC men’s basketball team called the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena home.A landmark on its own, sure, but over time, the facilities were hardly up to par with other top-notch arenas around the country. To put it bluntly, if I were a recruit, I definitely wouldn’t be signed up to play in a dump.But in 2006, the Galen Center opened. It was certainly a welcome change from the Sports Arena, and the opening of the new arena was supposed to be a new beginning for USC basketball.In the years following the opening of the Galen Center, USC hauled in big high school stars, such as O.J. Mayo and DeMar Derozan. Despite playing one year each, the Trojans qualified for the NCAA tournament in both years Mayo and DeRozan donned the cardinal and gold. In fact, in four of the last five years, USC has earned a trip to the Big Dance. Despite sanctions imposed on the program, USC has managed to stay relatively competitive — until this year.It’s been a snowball effect throughout the course of this long season. The Trojans have been dealt a hand that they can’t play well with. The injuries and the losses have piled up. The fans have all but abandoned the team, or so it seems.Sure, next year looks to be promising with everybody returning. Students are not interested anymore, though. Alumni and other fans have been visibly upset. And they’re showing their displeasure in arguably the worst way possible not even showing up to home games.With that in mind, however, can everybody forget this dismal year and give USC coach Kevin O’Neill one more shot?Yes, they should and they can, but the Trojans need to do some work on the recruiting trail for that to happen. To make everybody put this season in the rearview mirror, USC needs to land the No. 1 overall player in the nation: Shabazz Muhammad.The six-foot-six senior from Bishop Gorman High School in Nevada is averaging nearly 30 points and 10 rebounds a game, according to a article. He is the consensus No. 1 recruit in the country.One player can do a lot for a fan base starving for someone to jumpstart a program coming off an underwhelming year. One player can give Los Angeles another team to cheer for.Not since Mayo and DeRozan has USC enjoyed playing in front of a nearly sold out Galen Center. Not since those two hyped high school stars has there been a buzz around campus regarding another sport besides football.Muhammad would solve all these problems in an instant. His size, strength and basketball acumen are unparalleled. compares him to Kobe Bryant.That alone says enough. What kind of fan wouldn’t want to see someone with the potential to be that good? If that doesn’t draw more students, I don’t know what will.The star power, the energy and the excitement will be felt should the Trojans land Muhammad.Attendance this season has been horrific — and that might be putting it lightly. I get it, though. After losing by 19 points and drawing a season-high 8,474 fans against UCLA in mid-January, I don’t blame anybody for not wanting to come back.Let’s face it: O’Neill’s squads won’t wow us with offensive fireworks. The highlights on that end of the floor will be few and far between. The old adage that defense wins championships might ring true, but nobody truly likes to see teams grind out victories scoring 50 points per contest.So even with everybody likely returning next season — and a chance for the team to be really good, win the Pac-12 conference and earn a bid to the NCAA tournament — there needs to be that one player who “wows” the crowd solely based on his name.Without Shabazz Muhammad none of this happens, though. Land the best player in the nation and everybody forgets about this season. This is what the basketball program needs. He might be a lot to ask for, but one player can make basketball relevant again at USC. “In the Zone” runs every other Friday. If you would like to comment on this story, visit or email Trevor at [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgLIVING THE LIFE: Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke for the first time in the All American, this 6-year-old Irish-bred mare pressed the pace and prevailed in game fashion by a neck in garnering her third North American graded stakes win. With a lengthy graded stakes resume that includes a third place finish in Santa Anita’s Grade I, 1 1/8 miles Santa Margarita Stakes three starts back on March 19, Living The Life has recency, class and good tactical speed in her corner and will thus command plenty of respect at the betting windows. Owned by HnR Nothhaft Horse Racing, LLC, she is 33-10-5-4 overall with earnings of $948,049. SHOW STEALER: George Krikorian’s homebred 4-year-old filly by Eskendereya bobbled at the break but went on to a solid come from behind head victory here in a 1 1/16 miles allowance on May 26 and will try graded stakes competition for the first time on Sunday. Trained by Art Sherman, she has two wins and a second from her last four starts dating back to Dec. 19 at Los Alamitos. With Tyler Baze engaged to ride back for the fourth consecutive time, Show Stealer could benefit from a fast early pace. She has earnings of $155,760 from an overall mark of 17-3-2-2. SHARP VETERAN LIVING THE LIFE, STREAKING COMEBACKER BELLE HILL & SHOW STEALER ALL PROMINENT AMONG FIELD OF EIGHT FILLIES & MARES BELLE HILL: Idle since winning the Grade III, one mile turf Autumn Miss Stakes when conditioned by Seattle-based Larry Ross, this 4-year-old Sky Mesa filly rattled off three consecutive stakes wins at Emerald Downs prior to trying turf for the first time in her Southern California debut. Transferred to Mandella shortly after the Autumn Miss, Belle Hill has a solid work tab (including a pair of bullets) for her return and appears armed and very dangerous with Flavien Prat committed to ride for the first time. Owned by Aithon Stable, she has five wins and a third from seven starts and has earnings of $173,220. ARCADIA, Calif. (June 30, 2016)–Beaten just 1 ½ lengths when running fourth in the Group II,   1 3/16 miles UAE Derby by top male Lani on March 26, Argentine-bred Vale Dori heads a solid field of eight fillies and mares Sunday in the $75,000 Southern Truce Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Bob Baffert, she was indeed flattered when Lani went on to run third in the Grade I Belmont Stakes on June 11.The competition runs deep in the Southern Truce, as trainer Gary Mandella’s veteran 6-year-old mare, Living The Life, comes off a victory over males in the Grade III, one mile (Tapeta) All American Stakes at Golden Gate Fields May 30, Richard Mandella’s Belle Hill, idle since Oct. 17, seeks her fifth consecutive win and trainer Art Sherman’s sharp recent allowance winner Show Stealer all bring strong credentials to the party at a mile and a sixteenth.center_img Living the Life–Drayden Van Dyke–124Vale Dori–Rafael Bejarano–120Divina Comedia–Joe Talamo–120Belle Hill–Flavien Prat–124Gloryzapper–Mike Smith–120Jolene–Gary Stevens–120Show Stealer–Tyler Baze–120Moyo Honey–Victor Espinoza–120First post time on Sunday is at 1:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. For scratches, late changes and morning line information, fans are encouraged to visit THE $75,000 SOUTHERN TRUCE STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 9 (of 9)                                 Approximate post time 5:30 p.m. PDT                 VALE DORI: A 4-year-old filly, she’ll make her U.S. debut with leading man Rafael Bejarano up and given the fact she showed ample speed routing in the UAE, it would be no surprise to see her on or near the early lead Sunday. Second, beaten three quarters of a length two starts back in the Grade III,   1 3/16 miles UAE Oaks on March 3, she has two wins and as many seconds from five starts. Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum, Vale Dori has earnings of $199,183.last_img read more

Kerrykeel girl undergoes successful life-saving transplant

first_imgAs 14 years old Niamh Toland from Kerrykeel underwent her life-saving bone marrow transplant in Crumlin Hospital on Tuesday afternoon, her classmates in third year at Loreto College in Milford staged a fundraiser ‘Neon for Niamh’.24 hours after the transplant Niamh’s mother, Brigid reported that the recovery period is going well and the coming days will be important in the first stage of the rehabilitation programme as the medical team monitors the situation, minute by minute.The Tirconaill Tribune reports the procedure on Tuesday morning began at 9.00am when Niamh’s 12 years old brother, Niall was brought to theatre to allow the surgeons to extract one litre of bone marrow along with the stem cells. As Niall remained under anaesthetic, Niamh was already in theatre awaiting the transplant. All went well and with her family and friends urging her to get well, Niamh and indeed Niall have been in everyone’s prayers and thoughts in Kerrykeel throughout the weekend as the deadline approached.Niamh had been admitted to the hospital last Sunday week to undergo five days of chemotherapy and experienced trauma over the weekend. But the planned procedure was completed successfully with Niamh under intense observations in case of any adverse reaction.This has been a very tough time for the Toland and McGinley families and they’ve been highly appreciative of the support of the local community.Niall is big into football and on Tuesday night his biggest concern was that he will have recovered enough to play for the Mulroy Academy at the weekend. So far he has played 25 games for them and has scored 29 goals… but he is real hero having donated his life-saving bone marrow to save his sister’s life on Tuesday.Fundraising events As Niamh recovers from her transplant she faces a lengthy period of recovery and return visits to Crumlin Hospital for another year.  She will remain in hospital for up to eight weeks. After being discharged, she will have to return to  Crumlin twice weekly for the following ten weeks and this will continue for  a year on a reduced basis.A fundraiser acccount towards Niamh’s rehabilitation is to be opened in the Swilly Mulroy Office at the Bridge in Kerrykeel and a committee will be set up trustees on Monday night.A number of fundraisers have been organised locally. Her third year class of students at Loreto Convent, Milford had a sponsored ‘Neon for Niamh’ on Tuesday and on Friday week (October 11th) in Ripple’s Restaurant in Kerrykeel there is a supper night at eight o’clock and your support will be very much appreciated. Please come early and while there is no door charge, donations are welcomed. Your donation will see you included in a spot prize draw. The music is by Shane McLaughlin and the House Band and it will be a great way of supporting the fundraising.John Og Friel is organising a 25 card drive in the Mulroy Woods Hotel on Friday night, October 25th at 8.00pm and you are asked to contact John Friel for details on 086 3838795.On Saturday October 26th there is a vintage tractor run in aid of Niamh’s fund. This event is in the Church Grounds in Kerrykeel with registration at 11.00am.The man to contact for details is John Ward on 087 7771655. Please support all these events and keep contributing to the gofundme. Niamh Toland  Rehabilitation Fund page to help reach the target figure of €20,000.Kerrykeel girl undergoes successful life-saving transplant was last modified: October 3rd, 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:donegalKERRYKEELNimah Tolandtransplantlast_img read more

Planet Rotation Limits Habitability

first_imgLife can’t exist on a planet that rotates too fast or slow.  This is another Goldilocks problem for astrobiologists to consider.NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine has added another factor to habitability: planetary rotation.  In “Rotation of Planets Influences Habitability,” Amanda Doyle reports on findings from a paper on the arXiv server scheduled for Astrophysical Journal Letters.  After giving the usual definition of the habitable zone as the inner and outer radius around a star where liquid water can exist, she complicates things:However, this concept is rather simple. In reality, many other factors come into play that could affect a planet’s habitability. New research has revealed that the rate at which a planet spins is instrumental in its ability to support life. Not only does rotation control the length of day and night, it can also tug on the winds that blow through the atmosphere and ultimately influence cloud formation.Doyle shows how a planet that spins too fast ends up with atmospheric Hadley cells that make the planet too hot:This will decrease the temperature difference between the equator and the poles and ultimately weaken the Hadley cells. The result is fewer clouds at the tropical regions available to protect the planet from the intense heat, and the planet becomes uninhabitable.At the other extreme, a slow rotator is more habitable, because Hadley cells will encompass the whole planet, allowing hot can flow to the cold side, and clouds form to protect the hottest hemisphere.  This should extend the inner edge of the habitable zone closer to the star.  But what about Venus, a slow rotator?  The authors’ model breaks down in that case; “This goes to show that just because a planet is rotating slowly does not automatically mean that it is habitable, rather it has the potential to be habitable if the right conditions exist.”  To rescue that observable case, the authors had to speculate that Venus used to rotate faster.This adds a 12th factor to our growing list of habitable zone requirements.  It’s looking more like Earth hit the cosmic jackpot.  By chance or design? Galactic Habitable Zone, where a star must be located (09/29/2009);Circumstellar Habitable Zone, the right radius from the star where liquid water can exist (10/08/2010);Continuously Habitable Zone, because too much variety can be lethal (07/21/2007);Temporal Habitable Zone, because habitable zones do not last forever (10/27/2008);Chemical and Thermodynamic Habitable Zone, where water can be liquid (12/30/2003);Ultraviolet Habitable Zone, free from deadly radiation (08/15/2006);Tidal Habitable Zone, which rules out most stars that are small (02/26/2011).Stable Obliquity Habitable Zone (1/12/2012)Stellar Chemistry Habitable Zone (9/08/12)Stellar Wind Habitable Zone (9/19/13, 6/03/14)Inhabitants, creating a biosphere that can regulate the atmosphere (06/06/14)Rotation Habitable Zone (8/12/14) (Visited 244 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Nissan Infiniti opens shop in South Africa

first_imgWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Infiniti has previously won two prestigious safety awards: a 2010 Euro NCAP Advanced Award for road safety innovation for its Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) system, included in many models in the range; and a 2009 five-star Euro NCAP award for the Infiniti FX, which received a 99% score for its advanced safety systems in crash tests. In South Africa, Infiniti will be strengthened by a finance division, Infiniti Financial Services, which will focus on vehicle finance in the luxury market, offering innovative products to companies and individuals. Initially, the Infiniti model range for South Africa will comprise the highly distinctive Infiniti FX performance SUV, EX luxury compact SUV, the Sporty G Coupe, the spirited G Cabriolet and the unique Infiniti M luxury sedan. Model line-up Auto maker Nissan is to sell its luxury Infiniti range of sedans, coupes and cross-overs in South Africa from June 2012 – a first for the African continent – while setting up a specialist finance division and new service centres in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. “We are thrilled to be bringing Infiniti to South Africa,” Nissan SA MD Mike Whitfield said in a statement on Thursday, “and we are confident that it will be as successful here as it is in many other regions around the world.” Infiniti enthusiasts will be able to purchase and service their vehicles at Infiniti centres in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. The first centres will open in Hatfield, Pretoria and Melrose Arch, Johannesburg in mid-2012, followed by Durban and Cape Town, which will open in the fourth quarter of this year. ‘Total ownership experience’ Whitfield said Infiniti’s “total ownership experience” promise was founded on three pillars. “The first is driving pleasure. Second is our hospitality – we want our guests to feel comfortable, and this is always presented in a luxurious and inviting environment.center_img “The third pillar is peace of mind. We believe that every customer should enjoy outstanding service throughout their ownership of an Infiniti and be able to count on knowledgeable people who are committed to ensuring their satisfaction.” Finance division SAinfo reporter Infiniti’s model line-up includes sedans, coupes, SUVs and crossovers, with special emphasis on performance, emotive design and cutting-edge technology. The South Africa Infiniti introduction follows those in Indonesia, Panama, Malaysia and Singapore last year, while this year Infiniti will also expand into Chile and Australia. The brand is also in the second year of a successful partnership with Formula One world champions Red Bull Racing. Already a competitive contender in countries around the world, the introduction of Nissan’s luxury performance brand to South Africa is a first for the African continent. 13 April 2012last_img read more

Durant unfazed by Thunder return

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “We’ll see how it feels in the morning but right now, it feels good,” said Durant, who sat out Golden State’s 118-111 victory at Brooklyn on Sunday.Warriors coach Steve Kerr meanwhile said Durant would be ready for anything in terms of crowd reception.“We’re a year removed from the first one so hopefully it will be a little less hostile,” Kerr said. “But we’ll be ready for whatever.”The Warriors coach compared Durant’s return to Oklahoma City to the reception given to LeBron James when he first played back in Cleveland after joining Miami in 2010.“It reminded me of LeBron’s return to Cleveland,” Kerr said. “It was very similar, just a different vibe. Sometimes you can have intensity and desire, and sometimes it can be ugly. And it was ugly.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ In his return to Oklahoma City last season, Durant put up 40 points, and blocked out the hostile reception which greeted him.More of the same is expected on Wednesday, but Durant said he is unconcerned by the catcalls.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 shutout“It’s just a regular game for me now,” the reigning NBA Finals MVP said Tuesday. “I learned how to tune out the crowd.”The 29-year-old said a decision on whether he will play on Wednesday will most likely be taken on the day of the game. ONE: Yamaguchi eyes quick revenge vs Filipino bet Iniong View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Read Nextcenter_img Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors looks on against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on November 18, 2017 in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPGolden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant insists he is unfazed by the prospect of facing his former team as the NBA champions prepare to take on Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.Durant, who is battling to recover from a left ankle sprain, left Oklahoma City for Golden State after eight seasons in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:37Protesters 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 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more

Alas can’t hide dismay after Phoenix blowout loss to his former team

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Escoto returns from ACL injury, admits conditioning not at peak John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments “That was my post-game talk with my players, ‘you allowed them to rape us.’ Before the game, I was saying that this kind of officiating goes for everybody but it fitted Alaska primarily.”READ: Alaska continues streak, decimates Phoenix FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWhat Alas pointed out was the Aces were able to impose their physicality on the Fuel Masters as the referees this season have been more tolerable in allowing some rough contact.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAlaska used that to its full advantage and limited Phoenix to just 33 percent shooting, 30-of-90, and run the Fuel Masters to the ground as the Aces raced to 27 fastbreak points. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting “If you remember the championship games Alaska before, we got there because of our physicality,” said Alas in Filipino as he referred to the Aces’ runner-up finishes from 2014 to 2016.The game started off slowly with Alaska ahead just 5-4 five minutes into the game, but with a 21-4 run across the first two quarters, the Aces managed to blow the game wide open and push the lead to 34-14 lead after Nonoy Baclao’s jumper.READ: Foes first, friends afterAlas was upset with how the Fuel Masters let Alaska take control when Compton fielded his reserves against their starters.“I was wondering why the game was such a low-scoring one, then Alaska decided to change its players and they had a lot of easy baskets,” said Alas. “We can’t just rely on our starters”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Alaska Aces vs Phoenix Fuel Masters. PBA IMAGESPhoenix head coach Louie Alas was in no mood to tone down his choice of words after Alaska ripped his team apart in a 93-75 beating in the PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.“We were raped by my former team,” said Alas, who was the former head assistant coach at Alaska under Alex Compton.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerslast_img read more