UL LAW School Admits 50

first_imgA class size of 50 students (35 first-year plus 15 re-admitted) has been admitted to the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia, following a process of rigorous credential screening that included the administering of two entrance exams after 509 applications were received, according to a press release from the University of Liberia. The disclosure was made by Counselor T. Negabalee Warner, Dean of the Law School, at the end of an intensive week-long orientation for the in-coming first-year students on Friday, September 16, 2016, on the Capitol Hill campus of the University, where the school is located. “There were over 400 candidates that sat the two tests,” Dean Warner said. “On the first test, there were more than 215 applicants and 25 persons passed, while the second test was taken by 170 students and only 10 passed for a combined total of 35; they, along with 15 readmitted students, were admitted this year.” During the orientation, the students received what is referred to as their first “legal baptism” into case briefing – a tedious academic exercise that dissects a court’s opinion to the key elements and discusses its essence.According to Dean Warner, the students were taught the basic elements of a case: the facts of the case; the particular legal issue that is at question in the case; the specific legal rule of law that is applicable to the case; the application of that rule of law to the facts of the case; and then the court’s holding/conclusion. “With the exception of the specific rule of law (which should almost always be quoted), the case brief should be a summary and paraphrasing of the court’s opinion in your own words,” said Dean Warner in one of the lecture sections. But what the class seems to lack in terms of numbers it makes up in terms of professional diversity. In this class, which is expected to complete in 2019, there are several students with advanced degrees who occupy mid-level to senior positions in the private and public sectors. Among them is an experienced law enforcement officer; a police forensic investigator; an assistant minister; two former lawmakers; a deputy minister; a politician who claims to have founded two political parties; a young anti-corruption advocate; a youth advocate; four pastors; an oil and gas expert; and a magistrate, among others. The class has five females, all of whom are professionals in their respective organizations. The class is also diverse in terms of the universities represented. Obviously, the majority of them are from University of Liberia; however, all universities in the country—with the exception of Tubman University, which is gradually building its alumni base—are represented at least by one graduate. Similarly, the class has graduates from universities abroad, including the Universities of Ghana-Legon, Liverpool, Maryland, and Columbia.The Law School’s enrollment has been declining since the ascendancy of current President Dr. Emmet A. Dennis, whose policy places premium on admitting quality students rather than having many students. The last two classes had 44 and 60 first-year students each, and this trend is expected to continue under the new Dean. In 2009, when President Dennis attended his first orientation, the class had nearly 100 first-year students. “You know when I walked in here few minutes ago, there was a stark difference between my first orientations as President in 2009. When I walked in here in 2009, this room was jammed parked. And I asked: ‘Are all these people needed? Does this group exemplify where we are going,’” Dr. Dennis recollected. Fast-forward to 2016, Dr Dennis, who has elected to retire once a new president is found, is leaving behind a different Law School than the one he inherited, and he says that pleases him very well. This is what he said in July about the school: “Over the past six years, the institution has grown, particular in quality. The quality of the students admitted to the Law School now is by far better than a few years ago and that pleases me very much,” he said. “The qualitative profile of the faculty has increased tremendously. Seven years ago, the Law School had just a few with an LLM degree—something around four or five—now we have about 22.” Besides urging a rigorous admissions process and increasing its faculty profile, Dr Dennis also found a new Dean to replace Counselor David A.B. Jallah, who served the school for 15 years and under whose administration some of the current policies begun. The Law School also has several partnerships and relationships with other law schools abroad, including Indiana University, where many of the 22 Law Faculty were trained in the seven years Dr. Dennis has led the university; and Tilburg University, in the Netherlands, where he visited two weeks ago to renew a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions that could achieve many things for the UL Law School, including the possibility of awarding its Master’s Degree in Laws. Among the 50 students admitted this term is Gerald Yeakula, 23, a graduate of the University of Liberia, who described the week-long orientation as transformative.“I feel honored to be part of this class. A challenge has been placed before us. The first week was a transformative experience,” Yeakula said. “It took us from our world, the world we found ourselves in, to another world or profession. We saw things differently, and more importantly, we were urged to step up because we are going to a profession which is an important one, and because of that certain pressure will come to bear on us.” 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_imgTHE man who died in a tragic accident in Kilcar last night was John Campbell Jnr, the son of the Finn Harps stalwart John Campbell.The popular 28-year-old was killed when a car he was working on collapsed on top of him around 8.30pm last night. Gardaí are carrying out an investigation as a matter of course but it’s understood officers are treating the incident as a tragic accident.This morning his father John, a former Harps chairman who works as the club’s secretary and Director of Finn Harps Schools, posted a picture of him with his son together on his Facebook page.He wrote: “Memories that no-one can steal.”The entire sporting community in the county has expressed its sympathies to the Campbell family, their wider family circle and the community of Kilcar. The thoughts of everyone at Donegal Daily are with the Campbell family at this time. FINN HARPS’ STALWART EXPRESSES SADNESS AT DEATH OF SON IN ACCIDENT was last modified: February 5th, 2014 by John2Share 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:finn harpsJohn Campbelltragic accidentlast_img read more

Antelope Valley Things To Do

first_img Ranger-led nature hikes will be held at 11 a.m. every Sunday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce. Meet in the first small parking lot by the ranger station. Call (661) 268-0840. Mojave Desert Information Center offers natural history exhibits, videos and a touch-screen computer to find out about desert state parks and the surrounding areas. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week at 43779 15th St. W. Call (661) 942-0662. Bingo will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Avenue M. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 240 E. Avenue K, Lancaster. Admission $7. Club membership: $20. Call Hester (661) 718-8997. Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club dance, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Lessons are available, 6:30-7:30 p.m. for $2. Admission: $2 for members and $4 for nonmembers. Bring small dessert. Call (661) 943-0210 or (661) 267-5551. The Antelope Valley Weekend column runs weekly. Fax information or updates to (661) 267-5747 by noon Wednesday. Mailing address is 1645 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite D, Palmdale, CA 93550, attention: Entertainment. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Short stories that won a Palmdale Writers Roundtable competition will be read at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 as part of the Spirit of the Holidays series at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Admission is free. Call (661) 267-5684. Palmdale Youth and Community Dance Company perform “The Snow Queen,” dance variations from “The Nutcracker” and tap and jazz pieces to the music of “The Jethro Tull Christmas Album” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 2 p.m. Dec. 17 as part of the Spirit of the Holidays series at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets are $10, or $8 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. Palmdale Youth and Community Orchestras perform the Brandenburg “Sinfonia” and “Sleepers Awake” plus holiday favorites at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 as part of the Spirit of the Holidays series at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets are $10, or $8 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. Palmdale Youth and Community Choirs perform holiday songs at 2 p.m. Dec. 18 as part of the Spirit of the Holidays series at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets are $10, or $8 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. Tony Molina and Friends will perform salsa music and Latin ballads 8 to 11:30 p.m. Thursdays at Harry’s Place at the Antelope Valley Inn, 44055 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Salsa DJ Wayne Molina performs 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Call (661) 948-4651. “Sister’s Christmas Catechism – The Mystery of the Magi Gold” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Dec. 1-11 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets are $30, or $25 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be performed at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets are $16, or $8 for youth. Call (661) 723-5950. Country singer-songwriters Craig Morgan and George Canyon perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets are $37 and $33. Call (661) 723-5950. Antelope Valley Ballet performs “The Nutcracker” at 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 2 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets are $26, or $14 for youth. Call (661) 723-5950. last_img read more


first_imgResults of last night’s greyhound racing at Lifford were:Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Deerpark Jenny 4/6 fav; 2, Mullrook Danaher 9/4. Time: 19.02. Distance: 3.75 lengths.Race 2 (350 yards): 1, Deerpark Youngin 5/4 fav; 2, Monacetta 5/1. Time: 19.19. Distance: 2.5 lengths. Race 3 (350 yards): 1, Topless Bus 4/1; 2, Loyal Lamp 6/1. Favourite: Tober Scolari 4/6. Time: 19.33. Distance: half a length.Race 4 (525 yards): 1, Mongys Flyer 4/6 fav; 2, Take Cover 4/1. Time: 28.77. Distance: 4.5 lengths.Race 5 (525 yards); 1, Hather If 3/1; 2, Ballybun Glen 3/1. Favourite: Seagrave Bolt 6/4. Time: 29.36. Distance: a neck.Race 6 (350 yards): 1, Uncle Lez 4/1; 2 Fridays Berlin. Time: 19.05. Distance: 2.25 lengths. Race 7 (350 yard): 1, Golden Pearl 5/2 fav; 2, So So 6/1. Time: 18.97. Distance: 5 lengths.Race 8 (525 yards): 1, Crashball 3/1; 2, Drumsna Lilly 7/2. Favourite: Collins 5/4. Time: 29.37. Distance: a short head.Race 9 (350 yards): 1, Fridays Prague 6/4 fav; 2, Ross Jack 3/1. Time: 19.11. Distance: 1.5 lengths.Race 10 (525 yards); 1, Sunrise Belle 7/2; 2, Drumsna Castle 3/1. Favourite: Fridays Brett 5/4. Time: 29.34. Distance: 2.75 lengths.Race 11 (525 yards): —- —- —- Race 12 (525 yards): 1, Psycho Bob 6/4 fav; 2, Ballinclare May 4/1. Time: 29.53. Distance: a length.GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: June 29th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:greyhoundLiffordResultslast_img read more


first_imgA number of staff at Letterkenny General Hospital whose clothing was damaged or destroyed during last year’s flooding have NOT yet been compensated.Flashback – the flood at the hospital last year. Donegaldaily.comThe HSE agreed to compensate staff for damaged shoes and other clothing when they rushed to help clean up the hospital during the chaotic scenes of July last year.A total claim of €22,000 was put in by hundreds of staff as part of the overall estimated €40M claim agreed with insurance assessors to repair and rebuild the hospital. The staff were also asked to forward claims for items damaged in their lockers at the hospital.However Donegal Daily has learned that a number of staff have still not received their payments more than a year later.A spokesperson for the HSE has said that a number of the payments have been made but admitted others are still being processed.Sinn Fein Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn said it is unfair that frontline staff, who responded so magnificently on the day of the original flood, should be forced to wait so long to have a claim processed. “I just think it is mean-spirited. Workers responded magnificently on that day and asked for nothing in return.A scene from the flooded hospital last summer donegaldaily.com“They are rightly entitled to some form of reimbursement for personal items damaged or destroyed as they volunteered with no request for payment.“If there is an issue over the payments then the HSE should meet with staff and let them know what these issues are.“In fairness these same staff showed loyalty when the hospital was partially flooded again last week and volunteered their services once more.“No matter what the issues are over these payments, the HSE should come out an explain  why some staff have not received them,” he said. Donegal Daily is still awaiting a specific response from the HSE with regard to the exact number of staff still awaiting their payments and other issues we put to them.A spokesman said they have forwarded our queries to management at Letterkenny General Hospital and that they are awaiting a full response.HOSPITAL STAFF STILL NOT REIMBURSED FOR SHOES AND CLOTHING A YEAR AFTER FLOOD was last modified: August 11th, 2014 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:claimsclothingcompensationDeputy Padraig MacLochlainndonegalhospital staffLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

PML Daily PL team of the week

first_imgTheo Walcott scored two goals against Leicester on Wednesday. Photo by Agencies.Manchester City moved 15 points ahead of their nearest tittle opponents as they won convincingly at home and their rivals Manchester United lost on the same night.Arsenal now have an eight point deficit to cub on the fourth placd after suffering their second successive loss away from home as Liverpool won away to Huddersfield Town.The pressure on Chelsea manager Antonio Conte just increased and his side succumbed to a 3-0 home loss to lowly Bournemouth.Here is the finest group of 11 players that PML Daily Correspondent, Shaban Lubega picked from a host of stars that performed in game week 25.The eleven in a 3:5:2 formation.GK. Nick Pope(Burnely):Nick Pope has continuously been been one of the stand out performers for Burnely this season as the Clarets continue to impress the neutrals and push for a European spot. The goalkeeper has conceded a mere 22 goals in 25 matches and against Newcastle on Wednesday, on top of putting his game reading abilities to work on several occasions and making some decent saves, he saved Joselu’s penalty in a period when Newcastle was all over his side and kept them in the game for long periods until they equalised with five minutes to go.RWB. Kieran Trippier(Totteham):The man that was thought to be on his way out of Spurs a few years ago due to the quality that was available in terms of competition now looks more of an established full back in a top team and keeping Serge Aurier on the bench. Tasked with the job of shutting out United’s marque signing Alexis Sanchez and he did it with alot of ease that he got even time to lay the cross Phil Jones deflected into his own goal for the second game.More of the same perfomances from the young Englishman will surely see him on the flight to Russia come June.LWB. Sam Clucas (Swansea):Clucas scored his first brace as a Swansea player against Arsenal on Tuesday. The Englishman has been one of the revelations of the team under Carlos Carvalhal and he may be an integral piece in Swansea’s survival aspirations of he can keep himself in form. In such form, may be he will be in Gareth Southgate’s mind come the Russia world cup.CB. Alfie Mawson(Swansea):Carlos Carvalhal may be the catalyst to Swansea’s recent charge but having consistent performers like Alfie Mawson should always get the credit they deserve. Over the course of the last few weeks when Swansea has lost only one of its last seven games in all competitions, Mawson has been a rock at the back and against Arsenal, the Englishman did more than just defend as he played a through ball for Sam Clucas to equalise just after his side had conceded 70 seconds before. With some of England’s senior defenders lacking in form, Mawson will be fancying his chances of playing at the World cup but will of course looking to helping his beloved Swansea avoid the drop first.CB. Nathan Ake(Bournemouth):The boy who was deemed not good enough by Chelsea a few months ago and sold, came back to hunt Antonio Conte’s men at the Bridge on Wednesday. A master class defensively is what can be used to describe his perfomance when shutting out the likes of Edin Hazard and Pedro Rodriguez but what will always highlight his perfomance was the goal he scored against his former side. All he had to do was be in the right place at the right time and boy he was, poking home a Junior Stanislas purried shot on a day the his team put out their finest perfomance since 2015 when they joined the top tier.CB.Jamal Lascelles(Newcastle United):With Newcastle struggling and in danger of suffering back to back relegations from the Premier league, they need their senior players to start perfoming. The Magpies captain Jamal Lascelles put out such a perfomance against Brighton that he deserved to walk away with all three points when he put his side ahead mid way the second half only for his own keeper to score an own goal with five minutes to play. The Big Englishman may have little or no chances of impressing the national team coach for a place at the World Cup but if he can put out more perfomances close to the one on Wednesday, who knows what may be in store for him.CM. Emre Can (Liverpool):Jurgen Klopp required a positive response from his side on Tuesday when they traveled to Huddersfield after loosing their last two games in all competitions, many did exectly that but non did so better than the versatile German international. The volley outside the box to amke it 1-0 was the tip of the ice but his general perfomance all night long as he martialed the midfield can also not go unnoticed. Can is highly tipped to be leaving at the end of the season but if his show at the John Smith stadium is what Liverpool are likely to miss when he is gone, then Klopp and his stuff better do all it take to keep him put.Alfie Mawson is surely knocking on the door for a spot in the World Cup. Photo by Agencies.CM. Christian Ericksen(Tottenham):The catalyst of Spurs’ excellent peromance against Manchester United on Wednesday, Christian Eriksen bearly put a foot wrong as his team out played their opponents in every sense of the word. Scored the fastest goal this season after only 11 seconds in the game but the way he dictated the tample of the match and his abilities to find his team mates in tight situations against one of the best teams in the land was his stand out contribution on a day that many Spur’s fans will not want to forget anytime soon.CM. Kevin De Bryne(Man City):Argubly the best player in the league this season but he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The Belgian made a a goal ans scored one himself against West Brom on Wednesday which he has gotten accustomed to this season. At 36 assists since the start of the 2015/16 season, De Bryne is the top creator in Europe a head of the likes of Ozil, Messi and Messi in that period.FW Theo Wallcot(Everton):Theo Walcott made the move to Everton in a move to re-ignite his world cup hopes and he has surely hit the ground running with wonderful displays. The two goals against Leicester on Wednesday cuped a display that will get the National team coach thinking. If his goals did him a lot of favour, the team must also be delighted that he won them their second match in seven games and manager Sam Allerdyce will surely be backing on him for inspiration.FW. Callum Wilson(Bournemouth):The mastermind of the 3-0 hammering of Chelsea at Stamford bridge on Wednesday, Wilson did more than just score the first goal as he was a menace to the Blues defence all day long and in the process assisting Junior Stanslas for the Cherries second goal. Eddie Howe will surely be hoping his talisman can keep fit for a while and avoid the constant injuries that have affected him since Bournemouth joined the top tier in 2015.Coach: Carlos Carvalhal (Swansea City):What a turn around the Portuguese has engineered at the Liberty stadium since his arrival. The win against Arsenal with his team coming from 1-0 down to win 3-1 was his fourth in seven matches and Swansea are finally out of the relegation zone for the first time in over four months.If he can somehow mastermind survival in South Wales, he will surely have punched more than his weight.Commentslast_img read more

Arcata High to induct 2018 HOF class this week

first_imgKen Matias, Greg Kane, Robert McCrea and the Baseball Team of 1968 will be recognized during the Arcata High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to be held on Thursday, Oct. 18th. Social hours starts at 6:00 pm with the induction ceremony to commence at 6:30 pm. The ceremony will take place on the Arcata High campus in the Performing Arts Center. The Inductees will further be honored on Friday during the noon homecoming rally, in the homecoming parade that starts at 1:15 and be introduced …last_img read more

What did 49ers do with those gloriously muddy uniforms?

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Not all of the 49ers’ heroes were in muddy uniforms after beating Washington last SundayEquipment manager Jay Brunetti and his staff were clean, but busy. They packed those wet and soiled uniforms for the flight back home and, upon return to team headquarters, they began washing, drying, sorting, folding and stacking the gear.And that was just the first half of action.The second half for Brunetti and his crew was preparing for this Sunday, when the 49ers will wear the …last_img read more

Tech trends fostering new links to consumers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Retail grocers and innovative farmers are using technology and new store concepts to address changing demographics, capitalize on new shopping trends, and bring consumers closer to the source of their food.Smart phones have now become the most important kitchen tool. They’re used to look up recipes, research brands and ingredients, check prices, interact with foodie friends, get advice from experts and key influencers, and trace the origins of food items. Statistics show that food accounts for the most popular posts on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and other major social media sites. Consumers also use social media to engage directly with farmers.Grocers and others in the food industry now are scrambling to meet the desires of Millennials, who recently overtook Baby Boomers as the largest working population in the U.S. A recent study conducted by Deloitte, the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute showed that beyond the traditional drivers of taste, price and convenience, more than half of Millennials make purchase decisions by weighing “evolving drivers” — including health and wellness, safety, social impact, experience and transparency.Millennials treat grocery shopping as part of their social activities. They’ll meet for coffee, an in-store restaurant experience or cooking class and then pick up a few groceries. They’re willing to save on budget items in order to spend more on select luxury foods, often meeting friends to build their shopping trip around a particular recipe. Upscale markets have even become hot dating sites in some urban areas.Grocery stores are retooling to accommodate consumers’ changing tastes to include more story-telling as part of the shopping experience. With more than 80 percent of the U.S. population living in urban areas, few consumers will ever visit a farm. Retailers and farmers are using technology and innovative new store concepts to bring farms to consumers.• A new Whole Foods flagship store in Alpharetta, Georgia, features interactive digital elements like Instagram feeds to show produce being grown at local farms which supply the store.• BrightFarms Hydroponic Gardens is working with more than a half dozen grocery chains to build and manage hydroponic greenhouses on store rooftops, or in nearby parking garages and empty lots. Farmers trained by BrightFarms will grow tomatoes, salad greens and herbs for local sale and delivery. They’re also planning a 100,000 square foot farm in Brooklyn that will be able to grow a million pounds of produce each year.• The Farmery is developing a transportable “aquaponics store” made of stacked shipping containers. Reversible growing panels will allow customers to pick their own strawberries and leafy greens. Empty panels can be replaced by new panels from other containers stacked above the store level.• Wegmans Food Markets recently announced a new, on-site mill in the bakery of its Pittsford, New York, location. The first-of-its-kind, the mill will be used to grind raw grains, featuring Einkorn and rye sourced from a nearby farm. Commodity groups are also fostering innovation. The California Avocado Commission is receiving accolades for its creative approach to connecting with shoppers during the Super Bowl.  Every time a food or beverage commercial aired, they posted Twitter links to videos showing how California avocados would pair with it – from beer to soft drinks, snacks to grilled foods and even candy bars.More innovation is coming still! Consumers already can use their phones to scan bar codes or read Radio Frequency Identification tags in a grocery store to see ingredients, look up recipes and get more of the story behind their food. Increasingly, customers are able to use their phones to learn more about the farms or ranches where their food was grown, or even chat with the farmer who grew it.Thanks to social media tools, more farmers are making farm and ranch life come alive for consumers. This increased interaction is more important now with fewer and fewer consumers living near a farm or ranch. Innovative shopping trends and technology are bringing consumers and farmers closer together than ever before.last_img read more

Roger Federer wins in Dubai to begin latest bid for 100th title

first_imgGrace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town The two other seeds in action beside Federer lost.Nikolaz Basilashvili, the highest-ranked Georgian in ATP history at No. 19, upset fourth-seeded Karen Khachanov of Russia 6-4, 6-1, and Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany spoiled seventh-seeded Milos Raonic’s Dubai debut 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.Basilashvili will play for a spot in the quarterfinals against defending champion Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, who beat Indian wild card Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-3.ADVERTISEMENT But Kohlschreiber forced a third set between them for only the third time. In that set, Federer forced an error to break for 2-0 and held, and cruised home.“(My thinking was to) just somehow get through. Somehow try not to lose,” Federer said. “I’m very pleased I was able to find a way. I actually played a really good third set, I thought.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesFederer won his 99th tour title in October in Basel, and his bid for the 100th has ended so far in two semifinals, then the fourth round of the Australian Open.Next up for him is Fernando Verdasco, the 2017 Dubai runner-up to Andy Murray. Verdasco beat Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany during their match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Roger Federer’s latest attempt to win his 100th ATP singles title made a shaky start at the Dubai Championships where he overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 on Monday.Federer entered the first-round match with a 13-0 record against the German, and broke in the first game to run through the first set.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war World-bound Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants View comments MOST READlast_img read more