first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast “I mean that was amazing,” Griffin said. “To even have an opportunity to come back, I didn’t think I was going to be able to come back and do it … I don’t remember seeing too many people who have left and came back.“That was the most amazing experience of my entire life. Me thinking about it, that moment, to be up on that stage and having the crowd go crazy, it was like we had won the Peach Bowl all over again. It was nuts.”Griffin helped UCF go undefeated last season, then blew through the NFL combine with a 4.38 in the 40, sensational lifting work with his prosthetic, and a can-do attitude.Exactly the sort of player the Seahawks seem to find; they drafted his twin brother, Shaquill, out of UCF last year.“It’s been a really good experience,” Shaquem said. “I would have been crazy to turn an experience down like this. I’m just glad I was one of the selected few to be here.”ADVERTISEMENT Michael Dickson, the Australian from the University of Texas, was picked 149th overall by Seattle. Alabama’s JK Scott was drafted 172nd overall by Green Bay, a pick before Oakland took Johnny Townsend from Florida. Townsend was the NCAA leader last season with a 47.5-yard average on his 64 punts.In 1988, there were three punters selected in the first 102 picks. Tom Tupa, who also went 4-9 as a starting quarterback during his 16 NFL seasons, and Greg Montgomery were both taken in the third round and became All-Pro punters. Barry Helton was a fourth-round pick.One more punter, Logan Cooke of Mississippi State, was chosen by Jacksonville, and the only placekicker taken was Jason Sanders of New Mexico by the Dolphins.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “A lot of that is instincts. A lot of film watching for me,” he said. “It really helped me because I did not run the fastest time ever, not even close. I had to be able to make up from somewhere else.”Also:—Michigan State extended its streak of having at least one player selected to 78 years when Brian Allen went to the Rams early in the fourth round. Only Michigan and USC have longer streaks, both extended to 80 years during the first two days of the draft.—The Giants took the first quarterback of the third day, Richmond’s Kyle Lauletta at No. 109. The Giants passed on trying to get their quarterback of the future to replace Eli Manning in the first round, taking running back Saquon Barkley at No. 2 overall. Lauletta doesn’t have a big arm, but he showed good athleticism and accuracy playing at the FCS school.Other quarterbacks chosen: Western Kentucky’s Mike White to Dallas; Washington State’s Luke Falk to Tennessee; Nebraska’s Tanner Lee to Jacksonville; LSU’s Danny Etling to New England; Florida International’s Alex McGeough to Seattle; and Toledo’s Logan Woodside to Cincinnati.—Dallas acquired wideout Tavon Austin from the Rams in a trade Saturday.—Cleveland used a fourth-round pick, No. 105 overall, to take one of the draft’s most talented but troubled wide receivers: Florida’s Antonio Callaway. He had multiple suspensions while playing with the Gators, missing all of last season because of his part in a credit card fraud scheme.When Callaway plays he is a deep threat receiver and dangerous return man, but he could be the next Josh Gordon, who has had many off-field issues and NFL suspensions with the Browns.—Wisconsin tight end Troy Fumagalli, who is missing the index finger on his left hand, went to Denver in the fifth round.—Three punters — yes, three — were taken in the fifth round. Griffin had one of the more unusual ways of finding out he was chosen.“I was using the restroom and my brother came and tackled me with my cellphone, saying ‘answer it, answer it,’ and I looked, and that’s when tears started pouring down,” Griffin explained.“I literally went to use the restroom and that’s when my brother busted in and tackled me. I think I was more scared of him tackling me in the bathroom and not knowing what was happening than anything.”Griffin received, by far, the biggest cheers of the day — louder even than when the Cowboys’ selections were announced. And he made a promise: “Great things are coming to Seattle.”Griffin’s selection early in the fifth round enlivened a day in which most picks are relatively unknown or obscure players. Not all, though.Michigan defensive tackle Maurice Hurst was taken one spot in front of Griffin by Oakland. The All-American would have gone much earlier, but a heart condition was discovered at the combine, dropping him far down draft boards.He had 5½ sacks as an interior rusher and led all nose tackles and defensive tackles with 49 total quarterback pressures, according to Pro Football Focus.“It’s tough thinking that you’re one of the top players in the draft and having good tape and everything like that, just having to wait,” Hurst said. “You believe you’re better than guys who go ahead of you is tough. I’m just happy to be in the right place and a great organization.”As for his health, “I’m ready to go right now.”Another All-American, Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell, was taken by Denver at No. 106. He’s not considered quick, but he is active and seemed to be in on every tackle for the Hawkeyes. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Shaquem Griffin, right, and his twin brother Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin celebrate on stage during the NFL football draft in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, April 28, 2018. The Seahawks selected Shaquem in the fourth round. (Jae S. Lee/The Dallas Morning News via AP)ARLINGTON, Texas — Shaquem Griffin came back. The crowd loved it.Players in attendance not selected in the first two days of the NFL draft usually head out of town before the fourth through seventh rounds.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Heritage MVP snub will fire up Brickman, says former coach Vanguardia ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Griffin, who sat through 100 names being called in the first three rounds, wasn’t in AT&T Stadium on Saturday.Then he was after Seattle spent the 141st overall selection on the Central Florida linebacker who has no left hand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThat fifth-round choice, announced in Seattle, drew loud cheers from fans at Jerry’s World.Griffin, whose left hand was amputated when he was young, has become the feel-good story this year and one of the most popular players in this draft because of his perseverance, outgoing personality and, of course, his talent. 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first_imgThe death is announced of Deacon Daniel F. Tolbert, Sr., a Liberian businessman and younger brother of President William R. Tolbert, Jr.This sad event occurred on Friday, March 28, 2014 at his home in Sinkor, Monrovia.  He was 80.Daniel was born on December 17, 1934 to Zina Fahnbulleh, daughter of Momo Fahnbulleh and Konah Darblo of Grand Cape Mount County, and William R. Tolbert, Sr. of Montserrado County.He spent his early years in Bensonville where his mother taught him the value of hard work, and his father instilled in him the importance of education.Young Daniel visited and shared breakfast with his father every morning on his way to Bensonville Government School, where the seeds planted by his father took root. He excelled as a student learning that it was important to his parents, whom he strived to please, according to a family life sketch.In his early years Daniel lived with several family members, which imprinted upon him the value of his extended family.  Living with his maternal uncle Urias B. Freeman in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County, Daniel learned the value of duty and hard work.Later, he cultivated his love for God and self discipline while living with his eldest sister, Mrs. Florence Tolbert McClain, matriarch of the McClains, at Broad Street, Crown Hill in Monrovia.Daniel later lived with his elder brother Stephen A. Tolbert in Congo Town he  became exposed to the  world of business.He graduated from St. Patrick’s High School,  attended Prairie View University in Texas, United States of America. He later enetered Michigan State University, where he obtained a degree in Accounting.On returning to Liberia, he worked at the Mesurado Group of Companies, a major Liberian corporation started by his brother Stephen.  Daniel later started his own tax and accounting firm, Liberia Supply Corporation (LIBSCO) on Ashmun Street, Monrovia.He meanwhile studied law under the guidance of Councellor M. McDonald Perry at the Dukuly & Perry Law Firm and invested in real estate around Liberia. He followed that with the establishment of CAMER Shipping Lines, which still operates today in the Freeport of Monrovia.When events of April 12, 1980 took place, Daniel, like many prosperous Liberians at the time, suffered but he survived with his faith in God intact, and moved to the United States in 1982 where he focused on providing for his family, including many who had also been displaced.He invested in real estate in the USA and owned and operated a Baskin Robbins Ice Cream franchise, providing employment for his children and other family members.Deacon Daniel also made successful investments in Senegal and The Gambia until he finally returned home.One of his daughters, Annmarie Zina Tolbert,predeceased him.He leaves to mourn his loving and dedicated wife of 46 years, Mrs. Myrna R. Tolbert; his children, Beatrice Nuarhpa, Konah Tolbert-Karas, Daniel F. Tolbert Jr., Rosemarie S. Tolbert-Clinton, Fametta M. Tolbert- McKinney, Wilhelmina Tolbert-Banfield, and Luakena A. Tolbert; grandchildren, Myrna Aful, Zina Karas, Zaiya Karas, Aidan Banfield, Amisa Banfield, Daniel F. Tolbert III, Jayden Clinton, and Zahari Clinton; a sister, Kula Tolbert; a brother, Levi Tolbert, and a host of other relatives.Daniel was always present at church in Bensonville on Sundays, where he served as a member of the Deacon Board, and visited as many relatives as time permitted.The body will be removed from the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Parlors on Thursday, April 10 at 4 o’clock p.m. and taken to  the Zion Praise Baptist Church, Bentol City, where wake keeping will take place from six to nine  o’clock p.m.The funeral service will take place on Friday, April 11, at 11 o’clock a.m. at the same church, followed immediately by internment.  A family spokesperson said all tributes, with the exception of the immediate  family, will be paid during the wake. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img Harry Kane doubled Spurs’ lead Dele Alli headed home the opener Latest Chelsea News OFF Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea 4 targets Tottenham unceremoniously ended Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season with a scintillating 3-1 win at Wembley on Saturday.Spurs climbed above Maurizio Sarri’s men in the league with a performance that showcases their own potential to challenge Manchester City and Liverpool for the title. REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 4 REAL DEAL Alli and Eriksen worked the ball superbly to the South Korean whose low shot was brilliantly palmed around a post.Son eventually got his goal nine minutes after the restart and it was a beauty.Set free down the right by Alli, Son out-sprinted Jorginho then made a fool of David Luiz before coolly slotting home.As Chelsea pushed forward, even more gaps opened up for Spurs on the break and they should have racked up a rout.Kane inexplicably missed from close range as Serge Aurier put it on a plate for him and then Alli curled an effort just wide from a fine position.Giroud gave Chelsea something to cheer about in the 85th minute as he headed home Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross, but the damage had been done. 4 REVEALED tense Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Olivier Giroud bagged a consolation center_img shining Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ gameday cracker Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT JIBE Heung-min Son scored at the end of a sensational solo run 4 Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa The England captain sent a low shot into the bottom corner from 25 yards, with Arrizabalaga, who can only have had his view blocked, statuesque as he watched it fly past.The Spaniard soon showed why he is the world’s most expensive goalkeeper, though, as he produced an instinctive stop to keep out Toby Alderweireld’s point-blank effort, with Juan Foyth’s audacious flick from the rebound drifting just wide.After Chelsea briefly threatened with Eden Hazard testing Hugo Lloris from the edge of the area, Arrizabalaga was at it again with another superb stop to again deny Son. Spurs have often been accused of struggling against the top teams, losing to City and Liverpool, but that could not be levelled at them here as they made a rampant start that left Chelsea shell-shocked.Alli’s love affair with scoring against the Blues continued as he headed his side in front from Eriksen’s wicked free-kick at the near post for his sixth goal in five appearances against them.Son had two chances to double the lead but blazed over from a brilliant position and then saw a low shot blocked by Arrizabalaga after the South Korean had skinned his marker.The Chelsea goalkeeper was a spectator soon after as Spurs did make it two, with Kane thrashing in his sixth Premier League goal of the season in the 16th minute. Goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane put them two up inside 16 minutes and Son Heung-min made it three after the break with a brilliant solo goal.It was a 10th win from 13 games this season for Mauricio Pochettino’s men and the rampant showings of Kane, Alli, Son and Christian Eriksen will have the Argentinian licking his lips at the prospect of what might be to come.They could have won by a far bigger margin had it not been for some wayward finishing and impressive saves from Kepa Arrizabalaga.Chelsea were a shadow of the side that had not tasted defeat in their opening 12 league games, though did bag a late consolation through Olivier Giroud, and Sarri will now have to contemplate his first loss in the Blues dugout, having only previously lost in the Community Shield against Manchester City. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won punished last_img read more