Slaughter excited to build on strong return from injury

January 18, 2020

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Man, it feels great running out there with the guys. It was a lot of fun,” he said after logging in close to 25 minutes in Ginebra’s 105-91 win over Blackwater on Friday.Coming back from a severe ankle injury that sidelined him since February, the Cebuano giant admitted that there were times in the game where he still felt tentative.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 felt pretty good on my ankle. But there’s just a little discomfort sometimes. There were a few moments out there I was catching my breath a little too hard,” he said.The game meant everything for Slaughter, who finished with 12 points, six rebounds, and two assists, as he tried to move past the dark times brought by his injury which took a toll on the Gin Kings’ championship aspirations in the past conference. “It came out in the worst timing,” he lamented. “We did everything we could to try and come back for the (Philippine Cup) playoffs. But obviously, it was really bad. It was really frustrating but rather than be down about it, just gotta keep working to come back.”Knowing that he’s still far from being in tip-top shape, Slaughter challenges himself to get better in the games to come, with his eyes firmly set on achieving something he missed out on doing last conference: win a championship.“I got to work in getting in shape. There’s still time to get in shape,” he said. “It feels great to be back and I’m excited to build on this.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ 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 BIÑAN — Greg Slaughter couldn’t stop smiling after playing his first game in three months.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Ferrer pounces on Slaughter’s return Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View commentslast_img read more

Asian Games: PH volleyball team falls to Japan for 0-2 record

January 18, 2020

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The Filipino volleybelles, who are playing in the continental meet for the first time in 36 years, remained winless in the preliminary round while the Japanese cruised to 2-0.READ: Asian Games: Philippines’ ‘inexperience’ showed in loss to Thailand FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Philippine team had rude welcome in the Asian Games last Sunday, getting a 25-22, 25-12, 25-15 pummeling in the hands of regional powerhouse Thailand.They face Hong Kong on Thursday. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Asian Games: China escapes Clarkson, Philippines ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – Philippines’ players hold hands before their women’s Group A preliminary volleyball match against Thailand at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACEThe Philippines fell to its second straight defeat in women’s volleyball, bowing to Japan, 25-12, 25-15, 25-21, in the 2018 Asian Games at GBK Volley Indoor venue in Jakarta, Indonesia.READ: Asian Games: Thailand overwhelms returning Philippines in women’sADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentscenter_img Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 award DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more

Senate Rejects Ellen’s Request for More Power

January 18, 2020

first_imgThe Senate yesterday, amidst hurried and rather strange and noisy proceedings, finally voted yea and nay to reject President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s recent request for extraordinary powers to carry on certain functions under the state of emergency declared on August 7, 2014 to fight the raging Ebola epidemic.  The Senators’ decision, delayed for weeks, was prompted by two separate letters sent to them by President Sirleaf early this month in which she informed that body of “measures being undertaken restricting/suspending certain fundamental rights of Liberian citizens,” and was seeking their (Senators’) approval.The Senators, during earlier proceedings on the President’s two communications, failed to take decisions on those fundamental issues that are contained in Article 12 of the 1986 Constitution on Labor; Article 13 on the Free Movement of People; Article 14 of the Constitution of 1986 which deals with Religious Restriction which is one of several contentious issues that were debated by plenary.Under Article 14, “The President may by proclamation, restrict certain religious practices, generally or specifically, if she finds that such practice further endangers the public health and contributes to the spread of the virus.”In her communication, President Sirleaf noted that “In many of our counties, where certain religious and tribal practices, such as the bathing . . . bodies is religiously observed, the spread [and] transmission of the disease have been prevalent and the death tolls have been enormous. To prevent death and spread of this disease, these practices will be restricted whenever and wherever it becomes necessary.”Other Articles that needed the Senate’s approval included Article 15 under which the President by proclamation or executive action, would  prevent any citizen, groups of citizens or entity…from  making public statements in person…otherwise causing a state of panic….  Article 17 and 24 that deal with Assembly of people, and Expropriation of Property, are also among demands contained in President Sirleaf’s communications.Yesterday’s sitting, which was earlier presided over by the President of the Senate, Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, was concluded by the Chair of the Senate Committee on Executive, Senator Clarice Jah.  Senator Jah hurriedly left the Chambers after she had conducted the yea and nay vote, amidst protests by a sizeable number of Senators led by Isaac Nyenabo.Many of those in favor of the President’s request argued that the issues of the extra powers were in line with provisions available in the Constitution concerning the state of emergency, which had earlier been overwhelmingly approved by the Legislature.The House of Representatives had already unanimously voted against the President’s request, and sent a copy to the Senate for concurrence.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Workers Union Donates 50 Gallons to LBS

January 18, 2020

first_imgThe Workers Union of Liberia has donated 50 gallons of fuel to the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) as a way of helping to air Ebola awareness and prevention messages to the people of Liberia.Turning over of the 50 gallons at the LBS office in Paynesville, the president of the Union, C. Alfred Thomas, said the Workers Union in partnership with Liberia Labour Congress (LLC) was proud to make an initial contribution of 50 gallons to step up the Ebola awareness messages.He explained that the LLC, at the head of the Liberia Labour Movement, since September this year, declared a relentless fight against the Ebola disease in work places and communities.“We also work with the Movement for Labour Rights and Justice (MOLAJ), a labor-based nongovernmental organization that has been in the forefront raising funds and coordinating workers and trade union field activities on the fight against the Ebola virus disease. We have also carried out Ebola awareness education and prevention measures among workers.”He disclosed that the union has also taken Ebola awareness education to community members and the supplied 700 hand  washing buckets as well as detergents at work places to ensure that Ebola virus is kicked out of Liberia.“We have distributed these anti-Ebola materials to several counties, including Grand Cape Mount, Grand Bassa and Margibi,as part of the union’s efforts to support the fight against the disease,” Mr. Thomas explained.According to him, the backbone of the labour campaign against Ebola is the unity among the workers and their trade union as well as support received from international partners, particularly from USW, a humanitarian fund based in Canada, andbrothers and sisters from the United Workers in USA and Canada.In remarks from LBS, Tepenty Young, Deputy for Operations and Technical Services, expressed thanks and appreciation to the union for the kind gesture to the people of Liberia.According to him, it is only Liberians that can make the Liberia Broadcasting System to work and keep informing the public. He described  LBS as the Liberian people’s station.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Couple charged for assaulting each other

January 12, 2020

first_imgCommon-law couple Orwin DeCinto and Carlotta Rice were earlier this week arraigned before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly charged with assaulting each other; and they each denied the charge when it was read to them.The court heard that on August 5, 2018, while at their Albouystown residence, they assaulted each other with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.According to the prosecution’s facts, on the day in question, at about 19:00h, DeCinto was conversing with a friend when he became embroiled in an argument with Rice over an issue that occurred earlier that day. In the course of the argument, Rice allegedly became annoyed and tore down DeCinto’s shirt before attacking him with an object, causing him to receive injuries to his right wrist. They each eventually ended up assaulting the other so as to cause grievous bodily harm. The Police prosecutor did not object to either defendant being placed on bail, thus Magistrate Daly placed DeCinto on $10,000 bail and Rice on $40,000 bail.The matter will be tried in September.last_img read more

Grisly murder-suicide found

January 11, 2020

first_imgTwo pickup trucks and a burgundy Toyota Corolla were parked on the driveway Tuesday afternoon. Several people who arrived in two vehicles went inside the house but declined comment. Guillermina Neri, who showed up later with a friend, said she was among eight people who live in the house. She has lived there for two months. She thought she was awakened by a house alarm Tuesday. She said it sounded like something electrical. She also heard a “low screaming.” Police arrived and told her not to come out of her room. The mother was a respectful woman who always said hello, Neri said. She worked a house cleaner. “She was a very nice person,” Neri said. Neri never noticed any problems between the mother and son. She said she rarely saw the son during the day, and when she did he would wear a jacket with a hood hiding his face. “He used to come out at night,” Neri said through a translator. The mother always said the son was sick and very shy, Neri said. Neighbors, who describe their street as quiet, did not know much about the victims. They said the people who live at the house have lived there for three years. Paula Sanchez, who lives across the street, said she had waved at the victims occasionally. “The cop asked me if I heard any noise,” she said. “I told the cop I wanted to know what happened because I live here.” Police told her two people were dead at the house, but offered few details. Ray Sanchez, who lives two doors down, also said he didn’t see or hear anything. “People are crazy to do that,” he said. “You must be out of your mind to kill your mother. She’s the one who gave you life.” at 5:41a.m. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “He used a circular saw on her and turned the weapon on himself,” Knapp said. The saw was discovered beside the man on the bed. The man and woman, subsequently identified as 60-year-old Guadalupe Ruiz and 32-year-old Arthur Ruiz Jr., had rented a room in the home, Cpl. Tim Smith said. La Habra police said the motive of the apparent murder-suicide was unknown. The man who made the 9-1-1 call, said the lady had rented a room at the house for about two months. He declined to give his name. LA HABRA – A man decapitated his mother with a circular saw Tuesday then used it to kill himself, authorities said. Officers responding to a 9-1-1 call about a family disturbance in the 700 block of East Pinehurst Ave., found the bodies in one of the bedrooms “The door was closed. The officers had to break down the door,” according to police spokeswoman Cindy Knapp. Knapp said the woman’s body was lying on one of the beds. She had been decapitated. The man’s body was on an adjacent bed, and he had suffered severe trauma to his neck. last_img read more

Giggs hits back after Zlatan criticism of Man Utd ‘Class of 92’

January 6, 2020

first_img0Shares0000Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes were part of Manchester United’s “Class of 92” © AFP/File / ANDREW YATESLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 19 – Ryan Giggs has responded to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s criticism of the “Class of 92” by insisting players with “over 2,000 games between us” are entitled to have an opinion about Manchester United.Former United striker Ibrahimovic claimed in a newspaper interview that the ongoing loyalty of Giggs and other pundits such as Gary Neville and Paul Scholes to Alex Ferguson has fuelled criticism of Paul Pogba. Ibrahimovic told the Daily Mirror that the criticism of Pogba dated back to his decision to walk away from Old Trafford and sign for Juventus in 2012 when Ferguson was still United manager.“Only Nicky (Butt) is connected with the club now but when you play over 2,000 games between us, we are going to have an opinion,” said Wales manager Giggs, who made a record 963 appearances for United between 1991 and 2014.“Sometimes it’s positive, sometimes negative, but it doesn’t have an effect on results. We are supporters. That’s what football is about, having different opinions.“But he (Ibrahimovic) obviously knows more about the club than us.”Giggs, 45, and his former Class of 92 teammates Neville, Scholes, Butt, David Beckham and Phil Neville, played a combined total of 3,450 games during the most successful period in United’s history.Ibrahimovic played 53 games for United after being signed by Jose Mourinho in 2016 before joining LA Galaxy in March 2018.Giggs, speaking at United’s training base, where Wales were preparing for Wednesday’s friendly against Trinidad and Tobago, was also asked about the possibility of Manchester City trumping the United side of which he was a member in 1999.United won the treble of Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup that year but City remain on course for an unprecedented quadruple.Pep Guardiola’s team have already won the League Cup and are still in the hunt for Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup glory.City survived an FA Cup quarter-final scare at Swansea on Saturday to win 3-2 after being 2-0 down.“I’ve got enough to worry about, please don’t bring that up.” Giggs said. “They’re a fantastic team, aren’t they?“They’ve already got one and United going out of the FA Cup makes it a little bit easier for them.“They’ve got a long way to go but just like us in the treble, you need a lot of things to go for you. That bit of luck, which they had at the weekend.“But they are a brilliant team. It will be interesting to see what they can achieve.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

NOEL REVEALS TRAGEDY BEHIND RETURN TO HIS BELOVED DONEGAL

December 29, 2019

first_imgTV3 star Noel Cunningham has revealed how the people of his native Co Donegal have been very supportive of his sexuality since he revealed he was gay.The Kilcar man grew up in a very different Donegal in the 1960s and soon traveled to work in many places around the world including London and Asia.However he was forced to return to Ireland following a horrific family tragedy which was to shape his life forever. “In 1996, I came back to Ireland because my beloved sister Marie and her husband were killed in a car accident in Donegal. Their three small children were orphaned, and another of my sisters, Geraldine, was severely injured. Our family’s lives changed forever, and I came home to Donegal for good.“I had a fear of not being accepted: being gay when I was growing up left awful insecurities . . . I know from the number of people who approach me for help that homophobia is still a huge problem: not a week goes by without me being contacted by young people who are having problems, or their parents, and it’s a source of pride to me that I can be of some help.“Donegal – and my local community in particular – since I came home has been very warm and accepting.Noel, who is also customer relations manager for Harvey’s Point Hotel, now lives in Killybegs. He was speaking to the Irish Times for their magazine section about his friend and colleague Sinead Desmond. NOEL REVEALS TRAGEDY BEHIND RETURN TO HIS BELOVED DONEGAL was last modified: August 26th, 2012 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:donegalNoel Cunninghamlast_img read more

DD NOTICE: GOLA SWIM CHALLENGE NEXT WEEKEND

December 27, 2019

first_imgThe Gola Guide & Swim Challenge 2014 will take place on Sunday 27th July 2014.It  will see a bit of a buzz around Gola as individuals are invited to explore the beautiful island and join Pól Ó Muireasáin and friends as they give a brief overview of the Islands history and provide a demonstration on the culinary delights found locally by sea foraging. At 3 o Clock the visitors will wave goodbye to a group of swimmers who will take on the challenge of completing the 1.2 mile open water swim back to the mainland (conditions permitting) and in turn raise some much needed funds for The Life Boat.The swimmers, who have been in training for this event, will be accompanied by The Coast Guard and aim to be at their planned destination – Maragallon Pier in and around 4 o Clock.This swim is not organised by a club and only competent swimmers who have demonstrated their ability at one or more of the training sessions will be permitted to be a part of this group on the day.Silkie Sailing will provide transportation to the Island on the day with the first rib boat leaving the new pier in Magheragallan at one o clock. Additional runs to the island will be made as and when needed with the last boat leaving for the Island at 3 o Clock and last boat returning from the island at 4 o clock.Please come along to show your support for The LifeBoats and welcome the swimmers back to the mainland.We are planning to have some fun on the mainland too with Curragh racing, Kayaking and picnic on the beach on their return. Fingers crossed that the weather is good.For additional details on the swim contact Jinnie on 0879075066 DD NOTICE: GOLA SWIM CHALLENGE NEXT WEEKEND was last modified: July 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DD NOTICE: NoticesFeaturesSportlast_img read more

JNLR FIGURES SHOW HIGHLAND ARE TOP LOCAL RADIO STATION ONCE MORE

December 24, 2019

first_imgHighland Radio has again topped the poll as Ireland’s Number One local radio station with more than 64,000 people in the North Donegal Region tuning in each day.Highland Radio managing director Shaun Doherty.The news was confirmed in official figures released yesterday by the JNLR.It was more good news from Ireland’s number one local radio station following last month’s long awaited announcement of the renewal of its broadcasting license for another 10 years. Highland Radio’s Managing Director Shaun Doherty welcomed the news.“Once more we would like to congratulate our staff on maintaining Highland Radio’s enviable position as Ireland’s no1 local station but most importantly we want to thank our listeners and advertisers for their continuing support; and look forward to 10 more years serving the people of Donegal”   JNLR FIGURES SHOW HIGHLAND ARE TOP LOCAL RADIO STATION ONCE MORE was last modified: August 1st, 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:donegalHGHLAND RADIOShaun Dohertylast_img read more