Slaughter admits dealing with chemistry issues in 1st game back for Ginebra

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Read Next LATEST STORIES Big 2nd half propels Meralco over debuting Ginebra FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Greg Slaughter in his first game back since suffering an ACL injury 10 months ago. PBA IMAGESAfter being on the sidelines for nearly a year due to an ACL injury, Barangay Ginebra center Greg Slaughter admitted he is still groping for form.And it showed on Sunday night when Slaughter played his first game in 10 months.The Gin Kings were obviously a bigger team with the 7-foot Slaughter back in tow, but they also played differently as they tried to incorporate the Cebuano giant back into the system.“I think we just have some chemistry to figure out, you know? I’m coming in after over a year, during that time we really had a lot of success, so it’s up to me to try to figure out how to fit in with everyone,” Slaughter told reporters after Ginebra lost to Meralco, 93-78.“We have a different style of play now. So I’m looking how I can fit in, help everyone else, compliment our team to be better.”Known for its running game, Ginebra had just one fastbreak point while Meralco had 18. The Kings also had as many assists (22) as turnovers (21).“I think we started out well, but kinda lost our chemistry in that second half. We gave up a lot of easy fastbreak points. We didn’t have any fastbreak going on. I think we scored one point,” Slaughter noted.“I think that rebounds were out of control. That’s up to me, Japeth, and Justin and figure out with our big lineup how we’re going to control them rebounds because with a lineup with our size, I don’t think there should be any game where we lose rebounds.”Slaughter finished with 14 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks in a little over 30 minutes of play.He said he feels “better than before” but his timing is still off after the long layoff.“Still trying to find my timing and I’m trying to find how I can fit in with the guys.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets View commentslast_img read more

Female Select Side Begins Camping Today

first_imgA select side of the national female soccer team will begin camping today, as preparations for the March 8 trip to neighboring Freetown, Sierra Leone heats up.At the Antoinette Tubman Stadium last Saturday, Coaches J. Kaetu Smith and Jenkins Doe met with the players and gave them final information concerning the camping and preparation for the trip.Letters are expected to be sent to the homes and schools of all the selected players in the next two days to enable the players devote time for their preparation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

Few New Faces, But No Increment of Women Representatives

first_imgMontserrado County District #4 Representative-elect, Rustonlyn Suacoco Dennis, a newcomer to the Lowe HouseMuch advocacy by women’s groups and feminist leaders across the country demanding for greater participation of women in Liberia’s political affairs did not yield the expected results, considering the outcome of the October 10 presidential and legislative elections.According to the final results released by the National Elections Commission (NEC) on the representative elections, only 9 out of the whopping 146 women (barely 6.2%) who ran for legislative seats were victorious against their male counterparts across the 73 electoral districts nationwide.The result brings in a few new faces, but absolutely no increment to the 54th Legislature, as there were 9 women representatives in the 53rd.The 9 winning women representatives-elect include five incumbents: Haja Fata Siryon (Bomi County District #3); Mary Karwor (Grand Bassa County District #2); Munah Pelham-Youngblood (Montserrado District #9); Julie Fatorma Wiah (Lofa County District #2); and Mariamu Fofana Beyan (Lofa County District#4); as well as four new ones: Moima Briggs Mensah (Bong County District #6); Schaack Rosana (River Cess County District #1); Ellen Atton (Margibi District #3); and Restonlyn Suacoco Dennis (Montserrado District #4).Such a dismal performance means that women could not make the push to get the 30 percent representation that they had consistently demanded through an Affirmative Action Bill that is still languishing at the national legislature.The Affirmative Action Bill demands a certain number of seats in the Legislature for women, youth and people living with disabilities, as a way of building inclusivity into the lawmaking process, encouraging the participation of marginalized groups.In its original version, the bill proposed the creation of 21 ‘Special Legislative Constituencies’, out of which 15 seats would be reserved exclusively for women and three seats each for the youth population and people with disabilities. The bill also demands at least one seat each from the youth and people with disabilities groups to allotted to women representatives — a total of 17 women if the bill passes as is.In August 2016, the Liberian Senate passed and forwarded the Affirmative Action Bill to the House of Representatives amid strong support from various women groups and other stakeholders under the leadership of the Women Legislative Caucus and the Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection. The House of Representatives welcomed the idea of the bill but slashed the number of dedicated women seats by at least 10, a move on which the Senate is expected to concur.The bill was strongly opposed by many youth and civil society groups, as well as Montserrado District #9 representative candidate Fubbi Henries, who was defeated by the incumbent, Rep. Youngblood. Henries said the Affirmative Action Bill contravenes the Constitution of Liberia and does not seek to represent the interests of the vast majority of Liberians.He argued that the Constitution provides equal opportunity for all without discriminating against any sector of the Liberian society, thereby opening the corridor for all Liberians to vie for any position in the public or private sector.According to him, the decision to allot seats to the groups concerned should be made through a national referendum because the proposed seats would cost taxpayers at least US$3 million.He noted that in order to help the people, the Affirmative Action Bill should instead invest funds in job skills and other training programs that will develop and prepare the physically challenged, youth and women for the job market in the private sector.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kids Chess Tournament kicks off today

first_imgWhile the local senior chess players prepare for their international engagements at the 43rd World Chess Olympiad slated for September 2018, the younger players will soon get a chance to move their pieces about when the Wendell Meusa Foundation hosts yet another Kids Chess Tournament.This competition is scheduled for July 31 (today) to August 3 and is open to all junior players, whether they are locally based or not.The organisers of the tournaments have indicated that one of their aims is to be able to register local junior players with the World Chess Federation (FIDE) through the Guyana Chess Federation where they can gain regional and international recognition after obtaining their FIDE ID and ratings.The competition is set to bring together the best of the best junior players from schools and organisations across the country and abroad, who will be competing together for the first time since they met in the National Junior Chess Championship last February.Reigning National Junior Chess Champion Joshua Gopaul has already booked his spot in the intense competition, while runner-up and third-place player Ghansham Allijohn and Jaden Taylor have also confirmed their participation in the competition.However, the competitor to beat will be Ethan Lee. After finishing fourth at the national competition, Lee went on to snatch the St Stanislaus chess championship and the Marian Academy Senior title. The young man came out victorious in the last Kids Tournament hosted by the Wendell Meusa Foundation. Other participants from Marian Academy include Ronan Lee, Jonathan Stepheny, Odit Rodrigues and Andrew Ali.Fairly new to the chess scene is Rajiv Lee of Queen’s College; the young man currently possesses a slight advantage over most of the players. Lee is being personally trained by Anthony Drayton, who recently secured his FIDE Master (FM) title at the Sub Zonals which went down in Jamaica in June.Young females such as St Stanislaus student Jessica Calender have registered as well and newbies like Angel Rahim of St Joseph High are expected to turn out.Other players such as 12-year-old Alia (Harrison College) and eight-year-old Asher Gafoor (St Angela’s Primary) from Barbados have confirmed participation along with 10-year-old Rashad Gilgeous, who resides in the USA and his brother Kyle Gilgeous. Also participating are nine-year-old Jibril Ali, Triston Singh and eight-year-old Arysh Raghunauth of Mae’s Schools, Primary Department.Registration for the tournament is set at US$5 (G$1000) and is open to junior chess players under the age of 20. Time control is 1hr + 30 minutes per player in a seven-round Swiss Format. The first pawn will be pushed at 09:30h at the American University of Peace Studies, Lot 135 Sheriff & Fourth St Campbellville, Georgetown, Guyana. Interested persons/parents can contact Wendell Meusa at 664- 0124.last_img read more

JetHawks planning ceremony for Aldrin

first_imgThe game will be followed by a fireworks show. Previous honorees were Gen. Chuck Yeager, Col. William J. “Pete” Knight, Gordon Fullerton and Vance Brand. Aldrin is a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, and widely recognized as a space exploration advocate. His career included commanding NASA’s Dryden Test Flight School at Edwards Air Force Base. “It is an honor to be able to bring such a distinguished American hero to Lancaster as part of our fourth annual Aerospace Appreciation Night,” JetHawks General Manager Brad Seymour said. “Those of us in the Antelope Valley owe a lot to the entire aerospace industry and celebrating that field with an event such as this one is a wonderful thing for our fans and our entire community.” LANCASTER – The JetHawks later this summer will honor an aerospace giant with local ties. Buzz Aldrin, who made aerospace history in 1969, joining Neil Armstrong as the first two men to walk on the moon, will appear Aug. 25 at the JetHawks Aerospace Appreciation Night, when Lancaster plays host to the Stockton Ports. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive commemorative Aldrin bobbleheads that feature the astronaut wearing a reproduction of the spacesuit he had on during his moon walk. Aldrin will participate in a pregame ceremony that will include a video presentation highlighting his career. “We are proud to not only pay tribute to the incredible history of this community, but also create an educational experience for fans in attendance during this game.” (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Miami gets act together

first_imgVillanova 57 Roy Hibbert scored eight of his 14 points in the Hoyas’ opening 26-2 run, and Georgetown (24-6) held on to beat the Wildcats in the Big East quarterfinals. The Hoyas will play Notre Dame in the semifinals. No. 10 Nevada 88, Idaho 56 Marcelus Kemp scored 14 points and coach Mark Fox gave his starters plenty of rest as the Wolf Pack (28-3) cruised in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament in Las Cruces, N.M. No. 12 Louisville 82, West Virginia 71, 2OT Terrence Williams scored 21 points and Earl Clark had 17 as the Cardinals (23-8) beat the Mountaineers (22-9) in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament for their season-high seventh victory in a row. No. 13 Pittsburgh 89, No. 18 Marquette 79 Aaron Gray scored 22 points to help the Panthers (26-6) beat the Golden Eagles (24-9) and advance to the Big East semifinals against Louisville. No. 20 Notre Dame 89, Syracuse 83 Russell Carter scored 24 points to help the Fighting Irish (24-6) beat the Orange (22-10) in the Big East tournament quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. Syracuse (22-10) had won the last two Big East titles and eight consecutive tournament games. North Carolina State 85, No. 21 Duke 80, OT Freshman Brandon Costner scored a career-high 30 points and Engin Atsur scored all 21 of his points after halftime to help the 10th-seeded Wolfpack (16-14) upset the 2006 ACC tournament champions. Duke (22-10) had won seven of the previous eight ACC tournament titles. LSU 76, No. 22 Tennessee 67, OT The Tigers (17-14) rode Glen Davis’ 25 points and 15 rebounds to a victory over the Volunteers (22-10) in the first round of the SEC tournament in Atlanta. No. 23 BYU 77, TCU 64 Trent Plaisted scored 22 points and the Cougars (24-7) cruised past the Horned Frogs in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament in Las Vegas. At No. 25 UNLV 80, Utah 54 Kevin Kruger scored 21 points and the Runnin’ Rebels (26-6) celebrated their return to the rankings with a win over Utah in the Mountain West Conference quarterfinals. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The 12th-seeded Hurricanes almost squandered a 15-point lead in the second half but held on to end the Terrapins’ seven-game winning streak. Miami (12-19) will face fourth-seeded Boston College in the second round today. At No. 5 Memphis 92, Marshall 71 Doneal Mack and Jeremy Hunt scored 19 points apiece to lead the Tigers (28-3), who have a 20-game winning streak, in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament. No. 9 Georgetown 62, TAMPA, Fla. – For at least one day, Miami’s troubled season was forgotten. Jack McClinton scored 17 points, Brian Asbury had 12 and the undermanned Hurricanes upset No. 17 Maryland 67-62 in the opening round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament on Thursday. center_img The Hurricanes dressed only eight scholarship players because of injuries and a suspension. “This team has really found a way,” Miami coach Frank Haith said. “I really, truly believe that there’s going to be some good things happen for this ballclub, whether it be this year or next year, because of all the things we’ve had to go through.” last_img read more

NEAT’s Learn to Can Series

first_imgThursday, September 12th, 2019 and Tuesday, September 17th, 2019, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at the Calvary Baptist ChurchLearn to Pressure CanThis class builds on the Learn to Can and specifically focuses on pressure canning. You will learn how to safely and confidently can low acid items like soup stock and meat. While Learn to Can is not a prerequisite, it is recommended that participants have a basic knowledge/experience of canning.Thursday, September 26th, 2019, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at the Calvary Baptist Church Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northern Environmental Action Team has brought back their canning and preserving sessions they share are designed for beginner and novice canners.With three different hands-on workshops, there is something to learn about canning, fermenting and pressure canning. Learn to CanCovers the basics of water bath canning and provides a broad overview of safe methods perfect for beginner or novice canners. $40- Advertisement -Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 – 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at the Calvary Baptist ChurchLearn to FermentCovers the basics of the fermenting process including science and safety. This class is perfect for those that have never fermented or have been experimenting and would like to learn more. $35Advertisement To view the FB event page to select the session you would like to attend and purchase tickets; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Caolan Lavery joins Portsmouth on loan from Sheffield Wednesday

first_img1 Caolan Lavery Portsmouth have completed the loan signing of Sheffield Wednesday striker Caolan Lavery.The 22-year-old scored three goals in eight league outings during a brief spell at League One outfit Chesterfield last season.He has featured twice for the Owls this term – both in the Capital One Cup – but has now been sent out on loan once more to find more regular first-team football.The Northern Irishman, who played under current Pompey boss Paul Cook at Chesterfield, will remain at Fratton Park for three months.He said: “I had offers from other places a lot closer to Sheffield and in higher divisions, but I know Paul and Leam [Richardson, assistant manager] very well.“Their ambition is fantastic, as is the way they like football to be played and when you look at the size of this club, I couldn’t really say no.“I’d like to be part of the success that I’m sure Pompey will have this season and I’m looking forward to getting started. At the age I’m at now, I need to be playing games on a regular basis and scoring goals.”last_img read more

Around Whitter

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsHomeownership fair comes to city MONTEBELLO – The Montebello Housing Development Corporation will host a free homeownership opportunities fair from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. June 3 at the Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St., in Pasadena. A slew of workshops and presentations are slated throughout the event. Children’s activities and lunch will also be provided free of charge. For more information, call Maria Lopez at (323)722-3955. Free fair to offer help to seniors WHITTIER – The Whittier Senior Center will hold the Senior Information and Referral Fair from 8:30 to 11 a.m. May 25. The free event will feature information on all the services available in the greater Whittier area for seniors, including housing, transportation, health care, education and leisure opportunities. Free blood pressure tests will also be offered. The Senior Center is located at 13225 Walnut St. For more information, call (562) 464-3368. Relay fights back against cancer WHITTIER – The Whittier Relay for Life, a 24-hour overnight event in which teams from the community will raise money to fight cancer, will be held from 9 a.m. to 9p.m. June 10 and 11 at the Whittier college track, 13406Philadelphia St. A luminaria ceremony will be held after dusk. Luminarias are bags filled with sand with a candle inside. Each bag bears the name of a person who has battled cancer. To purchase a luminaria for $10 each, or get more information on the event, call (562) 464-3360 or log on to Chili cook-off promises to be hot WHITTIER – A chili cook-off will be held from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Joe Miller Field at the Whittier Community Center, 7630Washington Ave. The Whittier Historical Society and Museum is sponsoring the event. Admission is $3 per person. There also will be games, booths, historical enactments and music. For more information, call (562) 698-1718 or the museum at (562) 945-3871. Learn about native plants’ versatility HACIENDA HEIGHTS – The Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority will present a lecture on Native American plant uses by the native Tongva people from 9:30 to 11 a.m. May 27 at the Hacienda Hills Trailhead, located at the intersection of 7th and Orange Grove avenues in Hacienda Heights. For more information, call (562) 945-9003. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – “Moments and Meetings: Travel Photography of Charles Eilers” is on display through May 27 in the Lobby Gallery of the Bonnie Bell Wardman Library, located on the Whittier College campus, 13406 Philadelphia St. This exhibit is free and open to the public. Eilers’ travels have taken him to all seven continents and more than 130 countries, circling the globe by bus, boat and train. He is presenting his photographic travelogues, which cover more than 30 countries. For more information or exhibition hours, call (562)907-4247. last_img read more

15 years to life for killer

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Before sentencing, the judge heard from Jasmine’s father, Daniel Avalos, who was overcome with emotion, and her maternal grandmother, attorneys said. Avalos told Romero he didn’t know what to say to him, attorneys said. “He did say one difference between you and I is that you still have a daughter alive and I don’t,” Deputy District Attorney Flora Podratz said. The grandmother, Gibbon’s mother, who now has custody of the defendants’ 2-year-old, said she and others in her family miss Jasmine terribly and hope God will forgive Romero for what he had done, Podratz said. Romero also was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $5,140 to help pay for funeral expenses and mental health services incurred by family members of the victim, Podratz said. LANCASTER – A 22-year-old Lancaster man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years to life in prison for the beating death of his girlfriend’s 4-year-old daughter on Father’s Day weekend. Gerardo H. Romero pleaded no contest last month to second-degree murder in the death of little Jasmine Avalos. The girl’s mother, Raven Rayleen Gibbons, pleaded no contest to child endangerment and admitted an allegation that she permitted Jasmine to suffer an injury that resulted in death. Gibbons will be sentenced in March and is expected to be given a suspended sentence of eight years in prison. She will by that time have served the agreed-upon term of 270 days in jail. Coroner reports showed evidence of prior abuse of the victim, prosecutors said. Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the couple’s Lancaster home in the 300 block of East Lingard Street the morning of June 19 after Gibbons called 911. The girl was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Gibbons told investigators that before making the 911 call, she had called a hospital to ask some questions, presumably because of the condition her daughter was in, prosecutors said. The 911 call was placed at 8:37 a.m. on June 19, and the hospital call was made sometime that morning or the previous night. The beating could have occurred either June 18 or 19, prosecutors said. Gibbons and Romero were arrested June 19. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more