Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Princess Robles hopes to soar anew for National U, the same way she did in an upset victory over University of the Philippines. —Sherwin VardeleonLa Salle and Far Eastern University face each other for the first time since last season’s finals, but don’t be surprised if it’s the match between Ateneo and National University that gets more attention on Saturday’s UAAP women’s volleyball.Ateneo, league-leader and on a five-game winning streak, will run into a youthful NU side fresh from a character-building victory over University of the Philippines last Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief “I think that we want to prove that each and every one of us really wants to win,” said Nierva in Filipino. “We’re not complete right now but we want to achieve something.”“We won’t ever say that our team is a pushover, no. We use the negativity as our motivation,” Nierva added.The Lady Eagles are currently the hottest team in the league, rebounding from an opening-game loss to rival La Salle to win every single match after that.“All of these, we take as a challenge,” said Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro. “But I trust the players’ resiliency, they will be ready to make adjustments.”The Lady Tamaraws will have a score to settle against the Lady Spikers, who swept them of the best-of-three titles series—via straight sets in both games.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES NU coach Norman Miguel said many of his players may be rookies, but they have championship spunk having ruled the juniors division for three straight seasons.“This team has the character molded in them; they have won titles already in high school [and] now they brought that here,” said Miguel after outlasting UP (25-17, 14-25, 17-25, 25-23, 17-15).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsNotable about that match: The young NU squad faced four match points against a veteran UP squad.Miguel’s main gunners include Princess Robles, Ivy Lacsina and Jennifer Nierva, who feel that the lack of experience should not hamper their season. “That will be our motivation,” said FEU’s Celine Domingo. “We were there already until they beat us twice.”FEU coach George Pascua said the one thing that separates them is “the willingness and desire to win.”La Salle’s team captain Desiree Cheng is a doubtful starter but the Lady Spikers have been getting help from new recruit Lourdes Clemente and rookie Jolina dela Cruz.“The skills set we are equal, but it’s in the character and desire to win that will play a big role in the match,” added Pascua.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Phisgoc reopens talks with Mall of Asia over hosting of basketball event MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments
It is somehow proving that natural efforts from the Liberian government and its international partners to bring the Ebola virus that is wreaking havoc on the Liberians and others in the Mano River sub-region under control are not yielding the needed results. This has led President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to call on Liberians to look to the supernatural for answers.The Liberian President called on the nation to turn its attention to the Almighty God, whom she said is “the ultimate solution” through fast and prayer, to the Ebola epidemic crisis.President Sirleaf has begun to give due reverence and recognition to God as the Ebola plague, which has claimed over 800 lives in the sub-region, continues to grip the nation.According to an Executive Mansion release, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is calling on all Liberians to observe three days of National Fast and Prayer, beginning Wednesday, August 6 through Friday, August 8, 2014. Fasting is to start from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. The three-day fast and prayer is an effort to appeal to God to heal the land.“Acknowledging our devout gratitude to God for our existence as a Free, Sovereign and Independent State, and relying on His Divine Guidance for our survival as a Nation, I call on all Liberians to observe three days of National Fast and Prayer to seek God’s face to have mercy on us and forgive our sins and heal our land, Liberia, as we continue the fight against the deadly Ebola virus,” the Liberian leader urged.She said this call is indicative that God is the ultimate solution to this crisis and source of Liberia’s deliverance as a nation, the release noted.The observance of the National Fast and Prayer is being held under the auspices of the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC).The Religious Advisor to the President, Rev. Jervis Witherspoon said to climax the National Fast and Prayer on Friday, August 8th, a team of religious leaders will meet at the old Providence Baptist Church on Broad Street to lead prayers for the nation during the last three hours, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Witherspoon is also a member of the LCC,He indicated that state broadcaster, the Liberia Broadcasting System, and other radio stations will carry a simulcast so that those who are unable to attend the service in person can tune in and monitor the climax of the National Fast and Prayer Service.Religious leaders will offer prayers for the spiritual, moral and physical restoration of the land, including prayers for the elimination of Ebola and other pestilences from the country; prayer for comfort and strength for hurting families who have lost loved ones; prayer for healing and restoration of quarantined individuals in the land; prayer for the protection of health workers and other volunteers in harm’s way as they fight the deadly Ebola virus; prayer against any form of witchcraft activity used to spread Ebola virus; as well as prayer for God’s intervention in the sub-regional counties (Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia) affected by the Ebola virus.“We are calling on all Liberians to join in this time of true national repentance and prayer against the Ebola virus,” Rev. Witherspoon urged his fellow compatriots, adding, “We believe, in accordance to the scripture, that God will hear our prayer, forgive our sins and heal the land.”President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is wasting no time in taking advantage of this historic promise that has been enjoyed by many including Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David and the state of Israel that was rescued many times from the numerous enemies that surrounded it.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Stalwarts of the Liberian Senate, including Pro Tempore Gbehzohngar Findley, John Ballout and Oscar Cooper, stooped to the lowest and almost broke down in tears in the Joint Chambers of the Legislature Thursday, February 20, evening, as they unsuccessfully appealed to the striking health workers to end their indefinite strike and go back to work while that body worked with the Executive to ensure that their demands are met to the letter.“We know we have not paid the needed attention to your plight as we should have, and that is wrong; we are appealing to you as those who take care of our mothers, fathers and children to see reason and help us put a halt to the suffering of our ailing citizens,” Margibi County Senator Cooper, almost in tears, repeated. But the health workers represented by Messrs Joseph Tamba, President, and George Williams, Secretary General, remained resolute and vowed in equally pathetic tones that they have given the Legislature sufficient time since February, 2013, to address the salaries and other needs of health workers, but they (Senators) failed to take them seriously.“What do you want us to do? Health Minister Walter Gwenigale does not have any respect for us and as a result, has failed to address our plight; instead he has gone ahead and dismissed 22 of our colleagues, who are from the leadership of the health workers. We are willing to go to work if Minister Gwenigale signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that he will not threaten our colleagues and will reinstate those he has already dismissed, “Secretary Williams declared.The workers’ secretary general continued: “Honorable Senators, we took your message and appealed for calm. We told health and social welfare workers your preparedness to work with them in making Senator Jallah’s recommendations a reality. They have agreed in principle to return to work, however, they will have me to inform you that given what they do know about the current Health and Social Welfare Ministry authorities, that certain the following be observed: that an MOU be signed that will protect and guaranteed them all; that the Ministry of Health makes a media- pronouncement—both electronic and print—of the withdrawal of dismissal letters, and the release of their January and February incentives and salaries; and that there be a timeline of Senator Jallah’s committee recommendations provided that will give us vivid indications of when and how we can see that these things are being done. We thank you for your kind intervention.” Immediately following the reading of that statement, the eight Senators present informed the over 30-man delegation of health workers that everything was already put in place for a speedy implementation of their demands, but that they (workers) need to call on their colleagues in the various counties to cut off the strike while another meeting that will include the Senators and Ministry of Health, and health workers are held this morning.The health workers refused to bulge and maintained that as much as they have respect for the Legislators and their willingness to help resolve the impasse, the same can’t be said for Minister Gwenigale and his deputies; hence, they vowed to stick to their demands.Some of the workers told our reporter that the situation now calls for the intervention of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf who is said to be winding up a three-day visit to Lofa County. Others think that members of the House of Representatives, who have larger constituencies and have direct dealings with electorates, will now take over from where the Senate left off.Complaints by health workers about their plight came to the knowledge of the Senate in February 2013, and a committee headed by Gbarpolu County Senator Armah Jallah was mandated to investigate and make recommendations to plenary (all members in attendance).But as one of the Senators said on Tuesday, when news of the health workers reached the floor of the Senate: “We did not make appropriations for the health workers, but were more concerned about ourselves.”BONG COUNTYMeanwhile, for the fifth day running, health workers in Bong County have resolved not to return to work until their demands are adequately addressed by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the Government of Liberia. At a mass meeting at the Dolokelen Gboveh High School in Gbarnga on Thursday, February 20, the health workers through their vice president of the National Health Workers Association of Liberia Bong County Chapter, Viakandeya Forkpa, vividly stated that their concerns are not limited to salary increment and improved working conditions, but the reinstatement of their dismissed colleagues and the resignation of Health Minister Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale along with two of his principal deputies, including Dr. Bernice Dahn and Cllr. Vivian Cherue.Mr. Forkpa in an interview with this paper said they have not received any communications from their national leadership in Monrovia to call on them to cut off their strike action.The Bong County health workers in their meeting strongly warned their colleagues, who they termed as “cowards or charlatans,” not to return to work despite government’s persistent threat to dismiss those who will not go back to work.“We will not go back to work until the Ministry of Health and the Government of Liberia can see reason to address our concerns. We pity the conditions of our kinsmen but let us receive our just benefits that belong to us” Mr. Forkpa emphasized.Government Health Workers in Bong County on Monday February 17, joined their colleagues across the country to institute an indefinite strike action.The health workers are demanding for employment, improved salary as well as better working conditions and the resignation of the trio.The meeting was attended by Bong County Superintendent Selena Polson Mappy, the Catholic Justice and Peace Regional Coordinator Jesse Cole, Civil Society Organizations, the National Teacher Association of Liberia Bong County Branch and some members of the traditional elders.In a brief statement, Bong County Superintendent Selena Polson Mappy appealed to the strikers to go back to their places of assignment as government is doing everything to address their demands if not all.The Bong County Superintendent reminded the aggrieved health practitioners to always remain constructive in their engagement but not to follow the path of violence as a course of resolving problems.Superintendent Mappy encouraged the health workers to for all times open their doors for dialogue with the Government of Liberia.In an interview with this paper via mobile phone from Monrovia on Thursday February 20, the newly elected Chairman of the Bong County Legislative Caucus, Senator Henry W. Yallah, said the Senate along with representatives of the strikers and the Ministry of Health agreed on Wednesday February 19, in a special session of the Senate to return to work while negotiations are being concluded.Senator Yallah informed this paper that both parties concurred that the dismissed health workers be reinstated and the US$55 deducted from the health workers be placed in their accounts.Health Minister Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale recently dismissed about 22 health workers in the wake of the on-going strike action instituted by aggrieved health workers across the country and promised to fire all the little over 4000 health workers as of Friday February 21, 2014 if they remain defiance to return to work.Hospitals in Bong County still remain closed. However, few medical doctors are attending to critical patients. Discussions continue…Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Perhaps never in the history of Liberia since its founding in 1822 have church bells in the city of Monrovia tolled as they did on April 10, 1918 when a German submarine bombarded Monrovia. Several lives were reported to have been lost as a consequence of the shelling.Prior to the outbreak of World War I, in 1914, Germany was Liberia’s largest trading partner. The Germans even ran a cable station situated at the time at the Coconut Plantations, South Beach. The Germans maintained a small military garrison to protect the station and, until Liberia joined the Allies and declared war against Germany on August 4, 1917 relations between the two nations were at best cordial.But the declaration of war against Germany and the seizure of all German assets in 1918, opened Liberia to retaliation. The Germans, at the time engaged in active submarine warfare, instituted a naval blockade and dispatched a submarine to Monrovia with a list of demands. But being poor and lacking a standing army, navy or air force, there was virtually nothing the Liberian government could do in the face of the ultimatum from the commander of the German submarine to surrender the French cable station as well as all British, French and American nationals in Liberia.The Liberian government naturally refused to accede to the Germans demand and, as a consequence thereof, the bombardment of Monrovia commenced. For the record, Liberia contributed a small number of troops who served in France although they did not see combat. Further, Liberia stands out as perhaps the only country in West Africa whose capital was bombarded by the Germans. All the while during the hours of bombardment, the Church bells continued to toll in response to President Daniel E. Howard’s call to the nation to supplicate for divine intervention.And divine intervention did come hours later with the appearance of an armed allied merchant ship that engaged the submarine in battle throughout the night. By morning according to historical accounts, the threat had receded as both vessels were reported to have left Liberian territorial waters, although it was not clear if both vessels had suffered damage and sunk as a result of their armed engagement. It is also recorded in history that a proposed loan to replace profits lost as a consequence of Liberia’s involvement in the war on the side of the allies was proposed by President Woodrow Wilson but was blocked by the US Senate.But why is all this recount of history relevant, should the question be asked. The answer is because our President , George Manneh Weah, was on hand in Paris to observe, along with other world leaders, the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day that culminated in the signing of the treaty of Versailles at Versailles, France on November 11, 1918. An estimated nine million combatants and seven million civilians lost their lives as a direct result of the war.But more so, the celebrations were meant to commemorate the sacrifice of those who fell as US President Woodrow Wilson declared, “to make the world safe for democracy”.The celebrations were also intended to remind the world of the perils of returning to the past. And as French President Emmanuel Macron stirringly put it, “old demons are resurfacing” meaning in effect that people should never forget the past lest they be condemned to repeat it as George Santayana famously declared.For us in Liberia, having suffered and are still suffering the effects of a brutal and prolonged civil war, the ghosts of the war that consumed over 250,000 lives have still not been laid to rest. Despite the commission of mass atrocities, there had been no accountability for those bearing the greatest responsibility of the war. War criminals have instead been feted and touted as celebrities, living off the blood and tears of the land and riding roughshod over their victims as brokers and wielders of power.Perhaps President George Weah may not be aware of the fact that his presence in France rubbing shoulders with other world leaders gathered to celebrate what was in effect a death blow to the impunity associated with Imperial German adventurism, imposes on him a special obligation to ensure accountability for those accused of committing war and economic crimes in his own country.The protest demonstration in Monrovia yesterday calling for the establishment of a war crimes court for Liberia should serve to remind President Weah that Liberia, as a member of the international community does have obligations to which attention is due. Amongst such obligations is that imposed by the need to address issues of gross human rights violations, violations of international humanitarian law, egregious domestic crimes and violations of international human rights law.And so when President Weah travels to France to join other world leaders in celebration of Armistice Day, he should reflect on our own “Armistice” which culminated in the signing of the Accra Comprehensive Peace Accord on August 18, 2003. By the time the guns were finally silenced 14 years after the first shots were fired, over 250,000 people had been killed with thousands maimed, disfigured, injured or disabled.Their cries for justice continue to ring out loudly and this newspaper finds it troubling and very discomfiting that their cries have not yet found the receptive ears of President Weah. As this newspaper noted in its November 9th editorial, international goodwill towards President Weah’s government could be undermined by his refusal to act on the recommendations of the TRC, calling for the setting up of an Extraordinary Criminal Tribunal for Liberia.And time is certainly not on his side as the Bells have already begun to toll. Increasing calls are being made and voices are being raised for accountability to which President Weah can no longer remain impervious. As the English poet John Donne reminds us in his piece, “For whom the bell tolls”, we are all Liberians and are part and parcel of God’s divine plan; so the bell does toll for the sake of all who have ears to hear it.Says John Donne in his classic piece, “Meditation 17, Devotions upon Emergent Occasions: “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Ronald Miguel of Mabaruma, Region One, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Friday to answer to a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm on virtual complainant Terrence Welch.It is alleged that on January 25, at Mabaruma, North West District, Miguel wounded Welch with intent to maim or disfigure him.The Police prosecutor objected to Miguel being placed on bail on ground that the victim is still hospitalized, nursing serious injuries. The Prosecution’s submissions were upheld, and Miguel was remanded to prison. The case will continue on February 2 at the Mabaruma Magistrate’s Court.
Cristiano Ronaldo lifts the coveted Champions League trophy for the third time 1 Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning spot kick as Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid in a penalty shoot-out to win their 11th Champions League title.It was a thrilling final at the San Siro which saw Atleti rally after a poor first-half performance.Sergio Ramos put Los Blancos deservedly ahead after just 15 minutes when he poked Gareth Bale’s headed flick-on past goalkeeper Jan Oblak, who pulled off some remarkable saves in the Atletico net.Real dominated the opening 45 minutes, but Diego Simeone’s men were gifted the chance to net an equaliser just seconds after the restart when Pepe conceded a penalty, only for star man Antoine Griezmann to send his spot kick against the bar.It was not the only opportunity they had to pull themselves level, with former Manchester City defender Stefan Savic later prodding wide of the post when it looked easier to score.Diego Simeone’s men struggled to fire on all cylinders for the majority of the game, and it seemed they could be left to rue those missed chances as a seemingly comfortable Real edged closer to victory.But they suddenly sparked to life when half-time substitute Carrasco scored with just 11 minutes remaining to pull Atleti level and force extra-time.It was a wonderful goal. Juanfran lost his marker on the right flank, with a volleyed first-time cross catching out the Real defence and perfectly picking out Carrasco’s run, as the 22-year-old Belgian fired in from close-range.Real and Atleti both had chances to find the winner in the additional half-hour, but, with players suffering from cramp all over the pitch, it seemed the derby tie was destined to go to a shoot-out.Both sides exhibited exquisite technique from the spot, but penalties can be cruel to even the best players and it was Atletico defender Juanfran who was guilty this time, as he fired his side’s fourth penalty against the post.That left Portuguese superstar Ronaldo – who didn’t have his best game – to wrap up the win, and he made no mistake as Real were crowned champions of Europe again.
A young Letterkenny man has pleaded not guilty to setting fire to an apartment block.Sean Strain, aged 21, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court where a jury was sworn in for the case. Mr Strain denies arson at Westside Apartments on November 25th, 2016.The witnesses in the case include apartment resident Martin Toye and his aunt Kathleen Gibbons who was visiting him at the time of the fire.Strain, of Ros Suile, Oldtown, Letterkenny pleaded not guilty to the only charge put before him.Judge John Aylmer swore in a jury today and the case, which is expected to be heard tomorrow (Fri), is expected to last just one day.Man pleads not guilty to setting fire to apartment block was last modified: December 8th, 2017 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:arsondonegalnot guiltySean Strain
A MAN in his 30s with an address in Milford is scheduled to appear before Sligo District Court on Thursday charged in connection with an €100,000 drugs bust.A woman in her 20s who was also arrested in Ballymote on Monday was released without charge this evening and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.Gardai seized €80,000 during the operation in Sligo. A follow-up operation continued for 18 hours after that incident and €20,000 worth of cannabis resin was later discovered at a house on the outskirts of Milford.It took the total seizure of cannabis between the stop and search procedure in Ballymote and the search in Milford to more than 5kgs.Gerard O’Connor, 32, from Dundalk but with an address in Milford was charged in relation to both seizures last night.MAN FROM DONEGAL CHARGED IN DRUGS BUST CASE was last modified: September 12th, 2013 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)
The final of the Quick Draw 350 is the feature race at tonight’s greyhound racing in Lifford.There are 12 races on the card and the runners are (first race 8.00pm):Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Corner Plane; 2, Glencroft Belle; 3, Roe Lark; 4, Ardnasool Kagawa; 5, Ballard Charlie; 6, Group Hi Power. Race 2 (350 yards): 1, Ballougry Bound; 2, My Last Chance; 3, Freddys Trooper; 4, Mullrook Kofi; 5, Tommys Loch; 6, Bold Cola.Race 3 (350 yards): 1, Gabbys Tango; 2, Original Song; 3, Coolcholly Kate; 4, Monacetta; 5, Head Up; 6, Mizen Magic.Race 4 (525 yards): 1, Tegans Luck; 2, Dreenan Saorla; 3, Tommy Lees Buddy; 4, Blue Rhymer; 5, Youonlyliveonce; 6, Hades Decent.Race 5 (525 yards): 1, Fernisky Quinn; 2, Nannyvonne; 3, Tarmac Patch; 4, Dundian Big Ted; 5, Do It Boy; 6, Maid of More. Race 6 (350 yards): 1, Spinning Ridge; 2, Westwood Lee; 3, Imperial Falcon; 4, Lisnastrane Dude; 5, Drumcrow Oscar; 6, Ballard Blue Ivy.Race 7 (525 yards): 1, Imperial Swan; 2, Drumsna Royal; 3, Harebell; 4, Hather If; 5, Fridays Warsaw; 6, Ballybun Glen.Race 8 (525 yards): 1, Turbine Tulip; 2, Fridays Maybe; 3, Tahina Keavey; 4, Leosal; 5, Titanic Bound; 6, Shes a Timebomb.Race 9 Quick Draw Final (350 yards): 1, Drumsna Lilly; 2, Saberry; 3, Backdoor Bucko; 4, Alien Eyes; 5, So So; 6, Golden Pearl.Race 10 (525 yards): 1, Tullna Island; 2, Spinning River; 3, Drumsna Pixie; 4, Doctor Bill; 5, Tahina Sonya; 6, Matts Madison. Race 11 (575 yards): 1, Spotty Totty; 2, Lillie Mais Boy; 3, Hather Ma Man; 4, Hanoras Dream; 5, Dirt Bird; 6, Follom Eva.Race 12 (525 yards): 1, Ballinclare May; 2, Mullrook Lornie; 3, Whoop Whoop; 4, Seagrave Bolt; 5, Rocky High; 6, Drumcrow Robert.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: July 2nd, 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:greyhoundLiffordRacing
Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.SAN FRANCISCO–The voice of public address announcer Renel Brooks-Moon echoed throughout AT&T Park, just as it does before every home game.“Now taking the field, your San Francisco Giants.”It’s the traditional cue for all nine starters to run out from the dugout, but ahead of game 162, only one Giants player emerged. Hunter Pence sprinted to his place in right field and received a standing ovation from an adoring …