‘Not about numbers’: Slaughter looking to help Ginebra in any way he can

first_imgView comments NCAA: Peaking Arellano secures 4th place playoff “It was just how the game went tonight, but I was still able to contribute on the defensive end,” said Slaughter, who also hauled down six rebounds and three blocks in his 33 minutes of action. “It’s not about any numbers, it’s just about getting the win for the team.”Slaughter knew that after his stellar play in Game 1 in Lucena, it was expected that the Bolts would be putting more attention on him, but he is more than willing to be the decoy and let his teammates pick up the slack.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“When you’re on the court, no matter what the stats are, you just got to find a way to make a contribution to the team,” said Slaughter.The 6-foot-11 center, who received the  Best Player of the Conference award prior to the game, hopes that his succesful comeback from a devastating injury can serve as inspiration to others. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I just hope it’s inspiring to people who got major injuries like that. When I first got that injury, it was kind of disappointing for me because it’s my first game back. It took a long time and I was separated from the team for a while, but I hope it just shows that you can always come back stronger from a setback,” he said.But Slaughter is not content with just bagging the BPC plum as he looks forward on winning his first PBA title with the Gin Kings holding a 2-0 lead in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.“Individual award or not, we want to win the championship. That’s just been our goal since the beginning of the conference. We’re up 2-0 so we’ll look to get one more on Wednesday,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ New 3-digit US suicide hotline number PLAY LIST 01:18New 3-digit US suicide hotline number00:50Trending Articles03:47INSIDE THE WATER JEEPNEY: Manila to Cavite in 20 minutes?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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDon’t tell Greg Slaughter that he had a bad game because all that matters for him is the victory.Despite shooting 1-of-6 from the field to finish with only three points in Game 2, the Cebuano giant had no regrets over his performance in Ginebra’s 86-76 win over Meralco on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Soriano, Tan show way for beach volley in PH

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor the past three years, Charo Soriano and Bea Tan have been the ambassadors of beach volleyball in the Philippines promoting the sport with Beach Volleyball Republic through tours and tournaments in the coastal towns outside of Metro Manila.So when the duo spearheaded the Philippines’ hosting of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open, they can’t help but get a feeling that such a large-scale event could potentially lead to a massive promotion for the sport.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ 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. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Golovkin makes short work of Martirosyan with 2nd round KO Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ View commentscenter_img Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Soriano, one of the founders of BVR, said the influx of beach volleyball athletes to the Philippines could lead to the further interest to the sport just like when the likes of Leila Barros came to the Philippines in 2000 for the FIVB World Grand Prix.“I remember many years ago when I was younger, there was a Grand Prix held in Manila for indoor volleyball and by that time a lot of people my age wanted to play volleyball,” said Soriano Friday at SM Sands by the Bay.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“That time there was a spark in terms of the interest of the young people wanting to play indoor volleyball and we hope these types of international events will bring some motivation and inspiration to the younger generation as well to play beach volleyball,” added Soriano.Soriano and Tan, who is also a co-founder of BVR, didn’t last long in the Manila Open after losing their two games in the group stage but the more important thing for them is pushing the beach volleyball envelope towards the people’s consciousness. Tan said the mere fact that the other Philippine representatives Cherry Rondina and Dzi Gervacio were able to beat the United States’ Lindsey Fuller and Kaley Melville 21-12, 21-16 is enough inspiration for them to continue pushing for the growth of beach volleyball in the country.“We get inspired when we see things like this happening when a Philippine team beat a US team that’s a really good push for us,” said Tan. “We want to grow beach volleyball here in the Philippines and this is growing now.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

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4 Top Empty Seats at Justice Ministry

first_imgAs the nation witnesses the removal and reshuffling of several high profile government officials, some Liberians, particularly employees of the Justice Ministry, have expressed fear for their safety wondering when the Ministry’s new leadership will be announced,. Expressing their misgivings, they want to remind President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the four top empty seats in the Justice Ministry, the government department responsible for the enforcement of law and order and the administration of justice in the country.The four top vacant positions at the Ministry include the Minister, the Deputy Minister for Administration, the Deputy Minister for Qualification and the Assistant Minister for Correction.According to our investigation, the Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs, Cllr. Benedict Sarnor, is relatively acting in all the positions and running the Ministry in consultation with the Solicitor General, Cllr. Betty Lamin-Blamo.Some Liberians yesterday told the Daily Observer that the vacancies at the top echelons of the Ministry, if not filled soon, have the propensity to tilt the statutory mandate of that government department.   These concerned citizens are keenly aware that effectual leadership at the helm is required for the Justice Ministry to carry out its chief responsibilities to enforce the law, defend the interests of the country, ensure public safety against foreign and domestic threats and provide unitary leadership in preventing and controlling crime and punishing those guilty of unlawful behavior.Madam Musuly Morrison and Mr. Jenkins Nah said separately that the absence of the Attorney General and other key officials at the Justice Ministry would undercut the rule of law, jeopardize the maintenance of peace and security, sustainable development, and the protection of human rights.However, the spokesperson of the Concerned Workers of the Justice Ministry, who is known only as ‘Scarface’, indicated that the prolonged vacancies of the top seats at the Ministry would not only slow down the access to justice but also delay the process of fair play and justice in the country.It may be recalled that former Justice Minister Christian Tah resigned a month ago.  Earlier, Cllr. Whetonia Dixon-Barnes and Madam Victoria Leigh-Sherman were relieved of their posts as Deputy Ministers for Administration and Qualification, respectively, as well as Assistant Minister for Correction, Hilary Sackor.Justice Minister Tah, in her resignation letter, said she could not be the Minister of Justice and not supervise   the operations of the security agencies under her Ministry.The letter cited her lack of independence to investigate allegations of fraud against the National Security Agency, which is headed by Mr. Fumba Sirleaf, son of the President.Minister Tah also said it had become “unbearable” to continue as Minister amid “determination to systemically undermine and gut the portfolio of relevance and effectiveness.”In a brief statement issued later, the Executive Mansion said President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had “received and accepted the resignation” of the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General.  There is no hint of who the President might be considering to fill these top positions at the Ministry of Justice.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Bandits shoot, rob ECD man in Finance Ministry’s compound

first_img…escape with MA 29-year-old man is nursing a gunshot wound to his leg after he was shot during a robbery inside of the Finance Ministry’s compound on Tuesday. The incident occurred sometime around 12:55h.Police and an ambulance at the scene shortly after the robberyAccording to reports, the victim, John Brian a supervisor from Melanie Damishana, East Coast Demerara, was walking on Urquhart Street, North Cummingsburg, heading West with a haversack in his possession, when a white Toyota Premio motor car pulled up alongside him.Two suspects, one of whom was armed with a handgun, exited and approached him. This caused the man to become afraid, and he ran to the Finance Ministry via the northern gate. Upon reaching the compound, Brian threw the haversack which reportedly contained some $3 million cash, on to the ground.The suspects followed him and picked up the bag. However, as the bandits were about to leave, the victim tried retrieving his bag. A struggle ensued and the armed bandit discharged a round at Brian, who was hit to his right thigh. The perpetrators subsequently made good their escape with the bag.Meanwhile, the victim was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital in an ambulance and was taken into surgery. Investigators have since retrieved a spent shell from the scene however no arrests have so far been made.At the scene, a security guard stationed at the Ministry recounted to Guyana Times that she was alone at the gate when the man ran into the yard and was chased by the two bandits. She noted that upon seeing the armed men, she rushed for cover, however, before an alarm couldbe raised, the men had already grabbed the bag and shot the owner.This is the second robbery in the vicinity of the Finance Ministry in less than a month. On November 16, another East Coast Demerara businessman was robbed of over $2 million by bandits on a motorcycle at the traffic lights at Main and Lamaha Streets, Georgetown.It was reported that the businessman had just left Republic Bank Limited, Water Street location, along with another person and was on their way home when two men rode up alongside them on a CG motor cycle. The pillion rider jumped off the bike and tried to open the door of the vehicle but it was locked.This prompted the bandit to whip out a firearm and discharged a single shot, shattering the window. The gunman then grabbed a bag, containing the money before joining his accomplice on the motorcycle and sped away.last_img read more

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Gor boss Kerr ‘feels betrayed’ by Walusimbi

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s Godfrey Walusimbi tracks down Simba SC’s Rashid Juma during the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 15 – Gor Mahia’s Ugandan left back Godfrey Walusimbi is set to miss another very crucial match for the second time this season as the Kenyan champions prepare to face Rayon Sport in a make or break CAF Confederations Cup tie in Nairobi this weekend.Walusimbi has been AWOL at the club from last week and is said to be in South Africa, trying to negotiate a move to Kaizer Chiefs despite still being a contracted Gor Mahia player. Earlier on in the season, the Ugandan missed Gor’s crucial CAF Champions League match against Esperance in Tunisia as he was on a go slow over unpaid dues.“This is the second time it’s happening and both come at a crucial point. Maybe things would have been different at Esperance if he was there. I really feel betrayed by him and as a club we also feel betrayed,” the tactician, angered by the defender’s decision said.He added; “What he has done is 150pc wrong. His agent is lying to him and if this case goes on, he will be in trouble with FIFA. He still has a contract with the club and he is out there trying to get another contract,”“He told me before that he wanted to go and I thought he was joking because he is a player we need.”According to Gor officials, Walusimbi left the country last week after the Bandari game for South Africa and missed the subsequent game against Posta Rangers.“I got an alert from someone that he was traveling, and the next thing was a call from Keizer Chiefs chairman apologizing for that step and requesting if we could talk on a possible move,” Rachier told the club’s official website.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr gestures on the touchline during the CAF Confederation Cup match against USM Alger at the Kasarani Stadium on May 16, 2018 in a CAF Confederation Cup match. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“I declined to discuss anything and told Chiefs chairman l will hold a meeting with my EC then we will know what step to take. Keizer Chiefs too did something wrong because that’s player tapping which is against stipulated rules yet the player has a running contract. There are clear and accepted procedures if they wanted the player,” he added.The club now says it will take disciplinary action against the player for absconding duty while also expressing their displeasure with the actions of the player.“We have a technical committee which is in charge of player welfare and at the appointed time, we will announce the action to be taken,” said Chief Executive Officer Lordvick Aduda.Kerr who is still agitated with the absence of the player added;“What he did was selfish to the team and to the supporters. CAF and FIFA have to take action especially against Kaizer Chiefs because this is player tapping and it is not allowed,” the tactician offered.It is not yet clear whether the Ugandan whose contract with the club runs till 2020 will return to the country or Chiefs will table an offer to Gor.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Chelsea FC transfer news: Huge money striker bid and defender update

first_img 5 5 5 Diego Costa – In better striker news for the Blues, though, they seem set to hold onto their current first choice hitman. Atletico Madrid have been trying to take him back to the club to add another dimension to their forward line but they appear to have admitted defeat in their pursuit of the player. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – If the Blues do give up on signing Morata, it appears their next target is former Chelsea striker Lukaku. The player was sold to the Toffees two years ago for £28m and now they could have to spend up to £65m to take him back to Stamford Bridge. 5 Chelsea might have already got two transfers in the bag but they’re still ready to dip back into the market once again.Striker Michy Batshuayi has joined in a £32million deal from Marseille, while they have also snatched N’Golo Kante from Premier League champions Leicester City for £30million.New manager Antonio Conte still has rebuilding to do, though and is looking at defenders and forwards as he attempts to create a title challenging team.But what’s the latest news doing the rounds on possible movement in and out of Stamford Bridge? Click the right arrow above to see the latest Chelsea transfer news… 5 Andreas Christensen – The Danish centre-back is currently halfway through a two-year loan at Borussia Monchengladbach and has impressed in the Bundesliga with Kicker rating him as one of the best in the division. Following his performances, the German side have tried to land him permanently but Chelsea have knocked back their opening £14.25m. Victor Lindelof (Benfica) – Renato Sanches took most of the plaudits with the Primeira Liga champions last year but Lindelof’s rise through the ranks was also a vital factor in their success as he made 25 appearances in all competitions after finally breaking through aged 22. He can play at centre-back or right-back and Chelsea are tempted to activate his £25m release clause instead of splurging nearly double that on Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly. Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid) – Click the right arrow above for all the latest Chelsea transfer rumours… – Chelsea have seen bids of £50m and £62.7m turned down by last season’s Champions League winners, after they bought the striker back from Juventus. Even though the huge offers have been dismissed, the Daily Mail believe Antonio Conte is still keen on doing a deal for the 23-year-old. last_img read more

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DONEGAL STAR SENDS BEST WISHES AS DJ CAREY RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL

first_imgTHE Kilkenny hurling legend DJ Carey has been released from hospital today.The 41-year-old collapsed with chest pains at a Garda station yesterday.But he was able to walk out Kilkenny Hospital this afternoon as stars in the world of gaelic games rally around him. Donegal footballer Dermot Brick Molloy said his thoughts were with DJ Carey and hoped he had a speedy recovery.“He’s one of the greatest Irish sports people and a true legend of hurling,” said Molloy.The five time All-Ireland winner and nine-time All-Star winner has kept his location secret in a bid to escape the attention of journalists who had camped outside his home in Gowran and St. Luke’s Hospital.   DONEGAL STAR SENDS BEST WISHES AS DJ CAREY RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL was last modified: April 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Dermot MolloyDONEGAL STAR SENDS BEST WISHES AS DJ CAREY RELEASED FROM HOSPITALlast_img read more

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LARGE DONEGAL CONTINGENT INVOLVED IN IRISH SIDE FOR EUROPEAN CUP EVENT IN GREECE

first_imgATHLETICS: A large Donegal contingent will be involved in the Irish team that will participate in the European cup competition in Herkalion, Crete.Donegal related athletes included on team are a trio of Finn Valley athletes in the form of Olympian Tori Pena, who had a seasons best at Rabat, Morocco. They then have Dempsey Mc Guigan hammer throw, recently having improved his Donegal record.Megan Tice a new recruit with family connections in Gwedore who had a pr at 1.85 recently in the US and of course Mark English, UCD , from Letterkenny who has already Q for world championships in Beijing.The team manager on this occasion is the experienced Finn Valley leader Patsy Mc Gonagle.LARGE DONEGAL CONTINGENT INVOLVED IN IRISH SIDE FOR EUROPEAN CUP EVENT IN GREECE was last modified: June 15th, 2015 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:athleticsdonegalFinn Valley ACIrish team. European CupNoticesSportlast_img read more

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DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF…DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF

first_imgAUDIT CONCERNLocal Government Auditor Raymond Lavin has expressed concern about Donegal County Council finances. He has highlighted a debit balance of €12.704M on the income and expenditure account; unfunded project balances of €48.6M, net current liabilities of €33.047M and loans of €134M!MORE SPACE Letterkenny hospital is to get 200 new car parking spaces to meet demand, says Cllr Ciaran Brogan, after a meeting with the HSE.PET SHOWDonegal Pet Rescue are running a fun annual pet show today at Bonagee Showgrounds. Registration is from 12.30pm with the show starting an hour later.CARRIGART DUMPING Members of the Carrigart Tidy Towns group are planning to monitor the recycling site in the town after an increasing number of horrible people have started to dump household waste there.DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF…DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF was last modified: September 30th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Donegal news in brieflast_img read more

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LIFESTYLE: BENEFIT BEAUTY DAY – AND BOOK WINNER ANNOUNCED

first_imgBENEFIT BEAUTY PROMOTION – ONE DAY ONLY ON SATURDAYIf you’re a fan of Benefit products, then go along to the Benefit Beauty Bar this Saturday.Based in Menary’s at the Letterkenny Retail Park, there will be 10% off across this beauty range which includes their wonder product POREfessional (€34.00). This is a balm that minimises the appearance of pores and fine lines and helps makeup stay put.It can be worn under makeup to create a smoother-than-smooth canvas or used throughout the day.It is oil-free and contains vitamin E.You can mix it with your moisturiser or dab it along your t-zone to prevent shine and it complements all skin tones. And the winner of our book competition is Majella Mc Laughlin, Luddan, Buncrana.Majella wins a copy of ‘Gone Girl’. LIFESTYLE: BENEFIT BEAUTY DAY – AND BOOK WINNER ANNOUNCED was last modified: May 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:LIFESTYLE: BENEFIT BEAUTY DAY – AND BOOK WINNER ANNOUNCEDlast_img read more

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