Second straight MVP for Mbala

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPicking up where he left off last season, Ben Mbala was hailed as the Most Valuable Player of UAAP men’s basketball for the second straight year as the La Salle slotman established himself as the supreme force in the collegiate scene.The Cameroonian continued his dominance for the Green Archers, posting per game averages of 26.0 points, 13.08 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 1.3 assists, and 1.3 steals to finish with 96.58 total statistical points (SPs) in the ongoing Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES But winning the MVP again is the least of Mbala’s concerns as he looks forward to keeping the UAAP title.“We just want to win,” Mbala said, as twice-to-beat La Salle prepares for its Final Four date against Adamson this Saturday.“We will not quit and that’s what we plan to do for the next few games: Play hard and leave the rest to God.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogA distant second in the MVP race is Ateneo forward Thirdy Ravena, who mustered 66.50 SPs, followed by NU senior Jjay Alejandro at third with 63.86 SPs, and UE scorer Alvin Pasaol at fourth with 63.43 SPs.La Salle high-flyer Ricci Rivero complete this season’s Mythical Team after finishing eighth with his 56.29 SPs.He will get the nod, thanks to the UAAP ruling allowing only one foreign student-athlete to be named in the season’s best five. Azkals Eye 1st Asian Cup stint Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Adamson bruiser Papi Sarr ranked fifth with 63.15 SPs, followed by NU big man Issa Gaye at sixth (57.57 SPs), UST center Steve Akomo at seventh (56.77 SPs), UP captain Paul Desiderio at ninth (54.50 SPs), and Ateneo slotman Chibueze Ikeh at 10th (49.36 SPs).Meanwhile, UP playmaker Juan Gomez de Liaño was hailed as the season’s best rookie after netting 46.69 SPs, powered by his averages of 11.61 points, 6.15 rebounds, 2.54 assists, and 1.0 steal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 awardcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View commentslast_img read more

Man who made 150 sexually explicit calls to teenager gets suspended sentence

first_imgA man who made more than 150 sexually explicit calls to a teenage girl before being tracked down by Gardai.Gerard Meehan, aged 21, bombarded the girl with phone calls from two separate phones for months on end before he was finally caught. Meehan appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court in Co Donegal where he pleaded guilty to charges of harassment.The calls had related to period of time between the 7th and 19th of October 2015 when more than 80 calls were made.From January 15th to April 15th in 2016, the injured party had received another seventy calls from a second number, each of them of an explicit nature.Detective Sergeant Ciaran Brolly said the injured party had received them from two phones for which the I.D. had been blocked.The calls had started off with “general chit chat” before descending into sexually explicit comments.The calls had become more frequent and the teenage girl had made a statement to Gardai who traced the incoming calls to two pre-paid mobile phones.“The calls continued even after the complaints were made,” said Sgt Brolly.Gardai then launched an elaborate investigation to find out exactly who were making the phonecalls.Top-up evidence from the phone being used to make the explicit had pinpointed a particular premises from where CCTV footage was obtained.The identification of the vehicle which had been captured in the footage finally traced the calls to Meehan.“They had caused a lot of distress and annoyance and upset to the girl,” Detective Sgt. Brolly stated.The specific nature of some of a large number of calls made were detailed in court.Among the calls the accused asked the teenager “are you wet” and he also asked her to masturbate him.Garda investigations had uncovered a misplaced phone which the defendant had admitted was his.Meehan, of Lisclamerty, Manorcunningham, was subsequently arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda Station.In a Victim Impact Statement, the injured party described it as a “very stressful time” and said a number of the calls had been received in the early hours of the morning. They had made her feel “physically sick” and anxious and she had struggled to get to sleep.“I felt threatened. I just wished that it would stop,” she indicated. The calls had had a long lasting effect on her.Det. Sgt. Brolly agreed with defence counsel, Sean McGee, B.L. that the defendant had made early admissions to making the calls.He had expressed his regret and said he wanted to apologise to the victim.Meehan’s barrister said his client had been an extremely young man at the time of the offences but that should not take away from the psychological trauma experienced by the injured party.Referring to his client’s immaturity, he said he had been consuming a lot of alcohol at the time and was currently addressing this issue.He said the defendant had cooperated fully with the Gardai and asked the Judge to consider his expressions of remorse and the fact that he had apologised in “no unreserved terms.”Judge John Aylmer said the nature of the crimes of harassment were in the mid-range and he said it merited a jail sentence of three years.“The aggravating factors were the extended period and the extremely depraved sexual nature of the harassment and the negative impact it had on this young lady,” he said.However, he said he also had to take into account the fact that he was a young man at the time, had no previous convictions and did express remorse.Judge Aylmer said because of these mitigating factors, he was reducing the sentence to two years in prison but because of these mitigating factors, he was suspending the jail sentence for two years.He also ordered Meehan to engage with the probation services and to abstain from alcohol and unprescribed drugs.And finally eh ordered Meehan not to communicate with his victim or to go within two kilometres of her workplace or home.Man who made 150 sexually explicit calls to teenager gets suspended sentence was last modified: February 20th, 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:CallsdonegalGerard Meehanharassmentsexlast_img read more