MMA star ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone eyes record in Singapore

first_imgLATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident UFC Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone of the US speaks during a press conference ahead of his UFC Fights Night bout against Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards of Britain in Singapore on April 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Roslan RAHMANUS mixed martial arts star Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone vowed Wednesday to make short shrift of his British opponent in June, saying he is excited at the prospect of notching up the most wins in UFC history.But the 35-year-old welterweight said the record would just be a bonus and his main aim is to defeat up and coming fighter Leon “Rocky” Edwards, who is nine years his junior, during their match in Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “I’m just going out there for the win,” Cerrone, number 11 in the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight rankings, told reporters in the city-state.“Winning the record for the most wins just comes with it, but it’s pretty cool… I’m excited about it.”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 crownCerrone is currently in a three-way tie for the most wins in UFC history with former champions Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre at 20 victories each.With the UFC expanding into the Asian market, Cerrone said he would like to build a fan base in the region and expressed his desire to fight in the Philippines, Japan and Thailand. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I get stronger and faster as the rounds go on so the deeper in the quicksand he pulls me, the worse it is for him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “The Asian market is so big, it’s so powerful so it’s foolish not to tap into that market,” he said. Edwards, 26, said he aims to deny Cerrone the record.“He has more wins than I have fights but make no mistake, I’m going up there to put this man away. I’m young, I’m hungry,” he told reporters.But Cerrone said he does not see the fight going five rounds.“Every fight I’ve seen of Leon’s he kind of gets tired and burns out towards the end of the round,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Warriors looking to build off strong first round Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 award View commentslast_img read more

Oita Miyoshi officials have high praise for Espejo

first_imgRondina, Pons draw inspiration from each other in title repeat And on Sunday the Japanese team officially turned Espejo into a White Eagle after Espejo signed a one-year contract with Oita Miyoshi.Espejo will be joining the White Eagles in August to prepare for their first game in October and head coach Takashi Ogawa already looks forward to have Espejo’s practice with them.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 crown“I’m looking forward to playing with Marck, I believe in Marck’s spikes, service, blocks, and receives,” said Ogawa at Buffalo Wild Wings in Conrad Manila. “I think he will give us many wins.”Oita Miyoshi’s owner Atsushi Miyoshi also has high hopes for Espejo, who is set to face off against foreign players from Brazil and Europe. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 View comments LATEST STORIES “I look forward to his excellent volleyball,” said Miyoshi. “I believe Marck will help our team in many ways, I believe he will help us in many ways. It will be difficult but I will support him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMarck Espejo made a name for himself when he was still in college in the Philippines when he won three titles with Ateneo and five straight MVPs in the UAAP men’s volleyball tournament.His exploits, though, weren’t reserved to Philippine spectators as the central figures of Oita Miyoshi Wiesse Adler in Japan’s V.League took notice of the Blue Eagle star’s notoriety.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Tough back-to-back bid for Alab Pilipinas as ABL continues to grow

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil But Alab head coach Jimmy Alapag knows it’s best for his team to avoid looking too far ahead.“You can run away from it. The ABL is growing and is continuing to improve the last nine years and no one has won back-to-back,” Alapag told INQUIRER.net on Tuesday in a press conference at Marriott Hotel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We’re aware of it and it’s something that we acknowledge, but I just want our guys focusing on every day trying to get better and putting ourselves in the position that each day we get closer to our goal which is to be back in the finals,” he said.Getting there won’t be easy especially with the rest of the league extra motivated to take down the defending champions. Teams in the 9th season of the ASEAN Basketball League. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNo team in the ASEAN Basketball League has won back-to-back championships.San Miguel Alab Pilipinas hopes to be the first to pull off the historic feat as they defend their crown in the upcoming 2018-19 ABL Season.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 award Teaming up with Balkman as Alab’s other World Import is the hulking PJ Ramos while Filipino-Americans Caelan Tiongson, Brandon Rosser and Ethan Alvano and former La Salle slotman Prince Rivero complete the squad.The tireless Tiongson, who does a little bit of everything, was brought in by Alapag from Chong Son Kung Fu, which has relocated to Macau and will now be known as the Macau Black Bears in the coming season.The ABL also welcomed its newest member in China’s Zhuhai Wolf Warriors, expanding the league to 10 teams.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “Winning back-to-back titles has never been done and that alone explains everything. It’s going to be tough because we have a bullseye on our back,” said Alab swingman Ray Parks, who is the reigning two-time Local MVP.“We all heard in there that everyone’s saying that the Philippine team is so strong but I’m not reading too much into that,” Alapag said.“Every team has gotten better and as the defending champions, you’re going to get every team’s best shot whether it’s Hong Kong or Formosa.”The core players from last year’s championship run with the exception of Justin Brownlee, are back for Alab.Aside from Parks, Renaldo Balkman, Pamboy Raymundo, Josh Urbiztondo, Lawrence Domingo, Paolo Javelona, Rob Celiz, Oping Sumalinog and JR Alabanza are ready for Alab’s title-retention bid, which begins with a home game against the CLS Knights Indonesia at Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex in Laguna on December 9.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown PH’s Youth Olympic Games campaign ends with 1 silver as golfers, archer bow out Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

PBA takes two-week break to give way to Gilas Fiba qualifying games

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The 2019 Philippine Cup will resume on February 27 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Philippine team can’t afford to lose any of its final matches after going 1-3 in its last four games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsGilas ends the qualifiers with back-to-back away games against Qatar on February 21 and Kazakhstan three days later.The Nationals, who are currently training for only thrice a week, will begin holding practices daily on February 14. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Naturalized big man Andray Blatche rejoined his Gilas teammates Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img View comments Led by Andre Drummond, Pistons pour it on this time to rout Nuggets MOST READ MANILA, Philippines – Reaffirming its full support to the men’s national basketball team, the PBA will take a two-week break to give way to Gilas Pilipinas’ preparations and two remaining games in the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.The PBA’s last playdate will be on February 13 at Mall of Asia Arena as Gilas ramps up its practices.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 gold02:14Carpio 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 award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

PBA: Phoenix leans on defense anew to turn back North Port

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ That couldn’t be truer when the FuelMasters returned to action and survived NorthPort, 98-96, Wednesday night in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at Araneta Coliseum.“Our defensive character has been improving,” Alas told reporters in the post-game presser. “We’ve always believed that it’s our offense that pulls us through. But this is the fourth time we won through our stops.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMatthew Wright and Justin Chua came through for Phoenix, tallying 22 and 19 points, respectively.The Batang Pier, meanwhile, drew commendable scoring performances from Moala Tautuaa and Sean Anthony, who combined for 42 markers. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES For the longest time, Phoenix Pulse coach Louie Alas has pointed to his team’s defense as biggest factor to their string of victories.ADVERTISEMENT Eager to recover from NU loss, Lady Warriors vent ire on Lady Falcons again NorthPort, on the other hand, dropped to 2-3. It faces Meralco next.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college But the telling bit boiled down to Phoenix’s defensive might. Alas’ wards outshined NorthPort in blocks, 5-3, and steals, 11-7, a bid to keep their loss count to just a single game.“It’s because of our defense that we won the game,” he added.And while Alas could heave a sigh of relief, it  will only be brief with the Fuel Masters facing Alaska,  the team he formerly served, on Friday at MOA Arena.The FuelMasters will stake their 6-1 record, which is the second-best in the Philippine Cup.“This was hard,” he said of the cardiac game with NorthPort. “But Friday’s harder. That’s for sure.”ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying View commentslast_img read more

Liberian Farmers Practice Protected Cultivation for More Income

first_imgVegetable farmers in Liberia face many challenges when it comes to growing vegetables. Due to torrential rain fall in almost all parts of the country, vegetables usually don’t grow well.  In fact, few farmers grow vegetables for commercial purpose during rainy season.The majority of the farmers who grow vegetables during the rains are subsistence farmers who do so alongside their rice crops, for home consumption and surplus for the local markets.A group of vegetable farmers comprising of 20 persons on  the outskirt of Monrovia, known as the Mawah Vegetable Farmers Association, has gotten the opportunity to produce vegetables all year round through the practice of protected cultivation (rain shelter) for improved yields and increased profits.Together, the vegetable farmers and the Food and Enterprise Development Program (FED) of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) put an area of the farm under protected cultivation in order to grow quality crops,  particularly during the rainy season. The greenhouse-like structure helps farmers protect valuable produce from pests and heavy rain damage. At the same time, it is equipped with drip irrigation which provides sufficient moisture to the crops during the dry season.In Liberia very few farmers are engaged in such practice of producing vegetables. FED /USAID is currently assisting 20 farming groups to benefit from this improved technology.The Mawah Vegetable Farmers Association was established in 1997 to supply vegetables on the local market. After receiving assistance from Chinese agriculture experts, the group got involved in producing high-value exotic vegetables, like tomatoes. But this effort did not last for a long period of time as the Chinese experts left the country.In 2013, the vegetable farmers began partnering with USAID FED to boost production and marketing of their vegetables. The program introduced high quality seeds and fertilizers, and provided training in good agricultural practices as well as market linkages for their produce.“It is interesting to grow vegetables under the green house. Currently, we have sowed tomato and cabbage seeds that will give us more money when taken to the supermarkets,” says Alexander Moah, lead farmer of the Mawah Vegetable Farmers Association.Moah said funds generated from the sale of vegetables produced from the green house will go towards empowering members of the organization to expand their individual farms.Though the growing of vegetables under the Green House is interesting to the local vegetable farmers, marketing was another challenge faced by the farmers until the intervention of USAID FED.Prices are not standardized, and farmers feel cheated by traders in Liberia, especially during the rainy season when there is a surplus of vegetables on the market. But the Mawah farmers have learned something about cultivating vegetables for the local market. At first, the group planted mainly indigenous vegetables, realizing small profits. After planting exotic vegetables, the group saw demand as well as their profits rise.“Planting pepper and bitter ball will not give us all of the profit we need, except during the dry season when vegetables supply is low and prices are more attractive,” says Martha Flomo, a member of the Mawah group.“Through the assistance of FED /USAID in linking us with the various supermarkets in Monrovia, our earnings from the sale of vegetables have increased by 85 percent,” Moah disclosed Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Africare Strategy Tames Malaria, Could Rout Ebola

first_imgChildren across the West African nation of Benin sleep safer at night and live healthier lives because of a modest pilot program to decrease malaria-related deaths.  Directed by Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, the pilot program is said to have delivered such outstanding results that it was immediately expanded throughout the entire country by the government of Benin.Benin’s President Boni Yayi , in recognition of the program’s remarkable success, has honored Africare president, Dr. Darius Mans and the organization he leads, by appointing him an Officer of the National Order of Benin, Africare newsletter’s latest edition has confirmed.“It is a privilege to be recognized by President Yayi on behalf of Africare and its Beninese staff who implemented the program to ensure that children, the future of this great nation, are protected from malaria, the number one killer of children under five years old,” said Dr. Mans.The Africare Malaria Prevention StrategyWith financial support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and in collaboration with the Benin Ministry of Health (MOH) and Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), Africare launched a pilot program in 2004 to train members of local women’s groups on how to control malaria in their communities.Beginning in two departments, Couffo and Mono, the Africare-trained women shared their knowledge with others on how to protect children under five years and pregnant women from malaria.By 2008, the incidence of malaria dropped 73 percent in the two departments despite a national increase of 65 percent over the same period. More importantly, malaria-related deaths of children under five dropped 84 percent, while the national average only decreased by 18 percent.Benin Picks Africare for nationwide initiativeDue to the program’s success, The Global Fund renewed its support and recommended the initiative be expanded to cover all of Benin. The Benin MOH and CCM again turned to Africare to lead the comprehensive malaria control program.The Africare led nationwide initiative, in addition to training women’s groups on malaria prevention and treatment, also coordinated the distribution of nearly eight million long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets in an effort to reach universal coverage.Africare’s malaria prevention and treatment efforts also included additional benefits such as communities spending fewer financial resources on malaria medicines and an overall decrease in the number of days children missed school.One village elder reported: “Whatever Africare is doing is working because my village is getting crowded. Children are no longer dying as often as they used to.”Africare Approach May Defeat Ebola­“In light of the horrific Ebola outbreak that is devastating neighboring West African countries, the Africare approach of Africans empowering Africans with the knowledge and resources to defeat a deadly disease such as malaria may be applied to other health crises on the continent, including Ebola,” Dr. Mans asserted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Police Brutality on the Rise

first_imgThe wave of police brutality across the country is fast becoming alarming, compelling the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR) to institute measures to curtail the occurrence.Addressing a news conference in Monrovia yesterday, INCHR Chairperson, retired Associate Justice Gladys K. Johnson expressed serious concern over the number of human rights violations attributed to the Liberian National Police (LNP), stressing that something must be done to save the image of the state.Based on mountains of allegations and complaints from ordinary Liberians, particularly motorcyclists and youths in concession areas, the rights body has named a team of investigators to be dispatched to Butaw, Sinoe County, where there was rioting involving some residents and police, Ms. Johnson announced.According to Chairman Johnson, one of the Commission’s investigators is due in the region shortly to launch a “comprehensive and independent investigation into unfolding events.”She noted that the move is part of “our mandate to promote and protect human rights in Liberia consistent with national and international legal instruments.” Investigating all human rights abuses remain a cardinal part of INHRC’s operations, she noted.Even though the INHRC has recruited eight investigators to be stationed in Montserrado, the lack of adequate budget support to undertake these initiatives is a challenge that needs to be overcome, Madam Johnson asserted.“We want to investigate all human rights issues in the country, but there is serious constraint with the budget to support all of our programs.“We have made appeals to the Legislature and others involved with the budget process, but Ebola and the budget shortfall last year hampered our work,” the former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court said.According to Commissioner Johnson, “US$30 million is needed to run the commission properly, and as such, we are reaching out to everyone to generate the needed funds.Meanwhile, the Commission will today hold a day-long awareness forum to educate and inform the public about the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) recommendations with a view to soliciting public support in carrying out the INHRC’s functions.The palava hut approach is part of a Strategic Roadmap for national healing, peace building and reconciliation launched in 2013. The move is in keeping with the Commission’s mandate as enshrined in the Accra Comprehensive Peace Accord signed in 2003.INCHR also has a mandate to ensure the full implementation of the TRC recommendations. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Empty promises: Granger-Nagamootoo Drive

first_imgDear Editor,“It’s déjà vu all over again.” Baseball legend Yogi Berra’s creative mangled quote applies perfectly to President Granger’s speech commemorating Independence Day 2019, which promised the future to “youth” and that of the leader of the AFC, Moses Nagamootoo’s recent promise to “think” about the possibility of free tertiary education if re-elected.A politician making an empty promise is certainly not new, however, the sheer audacity of this pair boggles the mind! We have seen this before, in 2015 David Granger, then leader of the opposition, addressed youth organisations and promised “that under an APNU Administration, all graduates of the University of Guyana would be assured employment within twelve months of graduating” (Kaieteur News, 2015-01-29) but once elected Granger arrogantly suggested in 2018 “You must be ashamed if you do not have work” and “Government services could not employ an unlimited number of persons” Granger and his Administration never addressed job creation policies, instead Granger suggested self-help and cook-up and plantain frying as avenues of upward mobility. Unfortunately, Moses Nagamootoo has made no statements of note either way and his only contribution has been to diminish the prestige of the Office he holds.Editor, I do not need to point out that jobs were not created for every University graduate, the thousands who have graduated since 2015 know all about that. What angers me is the thought that “youths” are somehow ignorant of the facts and can be easily duped.The PPP, led by General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo, has been working long hours crafting plans and policies for presentation to the electorate. There will be promises to tertiary students, the difference will be the meticulous and detailed plan including prudent fiscal budgetary allocation to back the promise. Jagdeo has indeed made the claim that the AFC leader has “stolen” the ideas. Jagdeo need not worry, stealing or parroting a good intention is not enough, you have to be able to plan and execute the intention into a reality and in this, the Granger Administration has proven to be woefully inept.The road to hell is paved with good intentions and empty promises. I am now sure that it is called Granger-Nagamootoo Drive.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

Thief shot in Stabroek Market

first_imgA 28-year-old man who was caught stealing in an electronics outlet at the Stabroek Market on Thursday sustained a single gunshot to his left leg after trying to attack Constabulary ranks with a knife.The man, who identified himself as Delwar Booker of South Sophia Squatting Area, Greater Georgetown, is currently nursing his wounds under Police guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.It was reported that about 02:30h, the Constabulary received information relating to a disturbance within the city market so a team that makes regular checks immediately responded.Checks revealed that security padlocks on the south-western end of the market had been breached. Further checks revealed that one of the stalls – Electronics City – had been broken into.Upon discovery of this, the ranks initially called out to the suspect and demanded that he relieve himself of all weapons and exit the stall. That was when the man is said to have emerged with the knife and advanced on the ranks. Despite warnings he persisted in advancing, so one round was thus discharged, hitting the suspect in his leg.A haversack containing a number of stolen items, which included valuable cellphones, was removed from the scene. A number of tools used in the break-in were also found at the site, among them crowbars, pliers and scissors.Operators of the Electronics City stall expressed gratitude over the Constabulary’s quick response. They said had the suspect gotten his way, he would have carted off more than million in electronic items.Investigations are continuing into the matter.last_img read more