Slaughter’s hot start earns him player of the week nod

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPicking up where he left off in the 2017 Governors’ Cup, Greg Slaughter has been stellar in Barangay Ginebra’s first two games of the season.Slaughter led the Gin Kings to a 2-0 start after posting 24 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in an 89-78 win over the Magnolia Hotshots on Christmas Day before dominating on both ends anew on Sunday with 18 points, nine rebounds and five blocks against the GlobalPort Batang Pier.ADVERTISEMENT The 7-foot center, who is averaging 21 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game, couldn’t be stopped on his way to his PBA Player of the Week citation.Slaughter edged his teammate LA Tenorio, TNT’s Jayson Castro, Troy Rosario and Mo Tautuaa, Phoenix’s Matthew Wright, Jason Perkins and Doug Kramer, San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo and Alex Cabagnot and Blackwater’s Mac Belo and Mike DiGregorio for the recognition.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Fil-Am Williams fires up Vietnam in OT win over Standhardinger, Hong Kong MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

Jaworski ’super energized’ as he turns 72

first_imgMOST READ Living legend Robert “Sonny” Jaworski Sr. celebrated by 72nd birthday on Thursday and was met with overwhelming well-wishes from basketball fans.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cagulangan, Sotto captain NBTC All-Star squads In a video message posted on his Facebook account, the basketball icon thanked all the supporters for the greetings which have made him “super energized.”“It has brought me great joy. I am deeply moved and super energized by all the wonderful and good wishes coming from near and far distances,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJaworski, one of the most-loved figures in Philippine sports whose influence still resonates decades after his retirement, also said that he’s hoping to reach out to fans more often.“I’m looking forward to setting up something that could make our interaction more regular and more personal,” he said, without elaborating on details. Jaworski has often showed up to Barangay Ginebra games in the finals and has been well received by fans and the team.In the same video, he also imparted some life lessons, saying everyone should “do the best we can in our endeavors because it can make a lot of difference.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Unlike Djokovic, past French Open champ Wawrinka loses early

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “I had to dig deep,” Djokovic said, discussing the work it took to try to rebuild his game.“It has been difficult to face … the most, say, challenging injury that I have ever had. It’s been a long 12 months behind me, but I’m starting to play better, I feel like, in the past couple of weeks,” said Djokovic, who is being coached at Roland Garros by his former long-time mentor Marian Vajda. “Not thinking about the elbow. Playing pain-free, which is the most important thing at the moment.”The third past men’s champion on the schedule for Day 2, No. 1-seeded Rafael Nadal, did not complete his match, which was suspended along with several others because of rain in the evening.Beginning his bid for a record-extending 11th French Open title, he never quite seemed to be at his absolute best against 129th-ranked Simone Bolelli of Italy, and while Nadal grabbed the first two sets 6-4, 6-3, he was trailing 3-0 in the third when action was halted. They’ll resume Tuesday, when the most anticipated match of the tournament is scheduled for the main stadium: 23-time major champion Serena Williams, in her first Grand Slam match since January 2017, against 70th-ranked Kristyna Plyskova of the Czech Republic.Bolelli got into the main draw as a “lucky loser,” someone who was eliminated in qualifying but then got a reprieve when another player withdrew from the field. Another such entrant drew a lot more fanfare: 190th-ranked Marco Trungelliti of Argentina, who drove 10 hours from Barcelona to Paris — sharing a rental car with his 88-year-old grandmother, mother and brother — on Sunday to accept a berth, then went out and defeated Bernard Tomic 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.“We were at home,” Trungelliti recounted. “We were preparing to go to the beach.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Both men were in first-round action at Roland Garros on Monday, but unlike Djokovic, who won in straight sets, Wawrinka could not summon and sustain the sort of high-level play that has carried him to major titles in Paris and elsewhere. Returning to a place where he won the title in 2015 and made it back to the final a year ago, Wawrinka bowed out with a 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 loss to 67th-ranked Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain.“I won three Grand Slams in my career, and I know what it takes to do it,” said Wawrinka, who was seeded 23rd and is ranked only 30th, territory unfamiliar to him since April 2008. “And my goal is to get to my top. Sooner or later, I will.”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 crownWawrinka only recently returned to the tour after missing three months to rest his left knee, which was operated on twice last August. He’s played 11 matches in 2018, going 4-7.As Monday’s match stretched to 3½ hours, Wawrinka was hindered by the physical strain of playing in a fifth set for the first time since his French Open semifinal victory over Andy Murray a year ago. But that wasn’t the biggest impediment to success. Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka reacts as he plays Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Monday, May 28, 2018 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS — Like Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka is a past French Open champion still working his way back into form after surgery.Like Djokovic, Wawrinka is ranked lower than he has been in more than a decade. And like Djokovic, Wawrinka recently reunited with a coach who helped guide him to success earlier in his career.ADVERTISEMENT Houston’s Paul out for Game 7 against Warriors Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 “It was more the difficulty of continuing to go for it mentally,” he explained.The owner of one of the prettiest one-handed backhands in the sport, Wawrinka — who is again working with coach Magnus Norman — only managed 12 winners, compared with 35 unforced errors, with that shot. He finished with 72 unforced errors in all, 32 more than Garcia-Lopez, who never has been past the fourth round at a major tournament.“There is no frustration. It’s just tough,” said the 33-year-old Wawrinka, who’s been as high as No. 3 in the rankings. “But I’m on the right way. It was very close today.”Djokovic — a former No. 1 now ranked 22nd, his worst spot since 2006 — beat 134th-ranked qualifier Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, quickly recovering after dropping the opening two games.Since winning the 2016 French Open to complete a career Grand Slam and become the first man in nearly a half-century to collect four consecutive major trophies, Djokovic has taken a step back. He has not added another major championship since, and after dealing with right elbow trouble for more than a year, he finally opted for surgery in February.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View commentslast_img read more

That National Dialogue on Domestic Violence (Part 1)

first_imgDear Editor,The Caribbean Voice (TCV) fervently hopes that First Lady Sandra Granger’s upcoming National Dialogue on Domestic Violence would consider proposals made by a number of commentators, analysts and letter writers: a coordinated community response via a task-force; review of the domestic violence laws and a concerted effort to implement and enforce them; Police training on the provisions of the Domestic Violence Law, emphatic communication, and an overall more effective approach to domestic violence; timely and greater responses to complaints and requests for protection orders supported by stringent enforcement; domestic violence courts; social workers and/or counsellors at all Police stations, a batterer’s intervention programme; an education campaign that focuses on modelling and highlighting healthy relationships, and on tackling the victim blaming and shaming mentality that currently exists; provision of more safe houses; more Probation and Welfare Officers to service the courts; greater interagency and stakeholders’ collaboration; videoing by the public of inappropriate Police behaviour/responses to complaints and submission of same to their superiors.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan was recently quoted in the media as saying that domestic violence is “a very difficult thing to prevent when someone (is) feeling angry for whatever reason…I don’t know what we can do, or how we can legislate against that…What we have to do is…ensure better education; but, there again, the officer (Orwain Sandy) that did what he did was an educated fella”.Actually, anger is not a root cause for domestic violence. The same person whose anger leads him/her to violence in a relationship would generally not be violent at the workplace, in a Government office, or with a leader or opinion shaper, no matter how angry he/she is. Domestic violence occurs because the abuser needs to be in control and/or dominate the other partner, and/or the abuser is socialised into thinking intimate partner violence is an acceptable way to solve conflicts.Anger, drugs, alcohol catalyse the abuse. What in effect is needed is the implementation of the requisite programmes, policies and strategies, some of which have been mentioned above, and some of which may need legislation. Others would include programmes – anger management, anti-alcohol and anti-drugs –to address the related mental health issues.Additionally, measures are needed to shape the socialisation process, so that children — especially boys — are imbued with the right mentality from young; so that parents can apply appropriate parenting skills; so dysfunctional relationships can be re-engineered to evolve without violence, and so that schools can provide discipline without violence. As tennis champ Serena Williams stated in a June 21st article in the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper, “It’s important to get the message out there to our young men, to our boys, to our daughters”.Also, it must be noted that academic education does not necessarily prepare someone to not descend into abuse. In fact, abuse cuts across all strata and segments of society, and all walks of life.With respect to multi-stakeholders’ collaboration, a good starting point could be this National Dialogue. When The Caribbean Voice held its National Stakeholders’ Conference in August 2015, over 75 stakeholders were present from across Guyana. In terms of logistics and resources, the First Lady is in a position to do far better, and so we hope that her national dialogue would see representation from all stakeholders involved at any level in addressing domestic violence: persons who already have displayed passion and commitment to addressing domestic violence; persons who are already on the ground, giving of their time, effort and resources, and thus having a grasp of the realities around domestic violence would be there for the long run, 24/7, and not only from 8 to 5 until the money runs out.SincerelyThe Caribbean Voicelast_img read more

Trackers opening NAMHL season with three-game road trip

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C./Yukon Trackers will be playing their first games of the Northern Alberta Midget Hockey League season on the road this weekend.The Trackers are coming off a record-breaking 2017/2018 season that say the team go 31-12-5, good enough to make them the NAMHL Boucher Division’s Regular season champs.In the playoffs, the Trackers took home the Boucher Division Playoff title before hosting the BC Hockey Tier 1 Provincials, where the team placed third.- Advertisement -The team is facing an uphill battle in the quest to replicate last season’s amazing run. Three of not only the team’s but the league’s top scorers last season – Connor Bowie, Curtis Hammond and Aiden Craig-Steele – won’t be returning to the lineup.Bowie is playing his first full season in the WHL with the Prince George Cougars, while both Hammond and John Herrington are playing with the Major Midget Cougars, also in P.G.Head coach Gerard Dicaire said in August that the team will have a strong back end, as four of last season’s starting defencemen and starting goaltender Tyler MacArthur are returning to the lineup.Advertisement “That’s what we will pride ourselves on this year, being a defensive team that shuts everybody down and capitalizing on our opportunities. “Between our defence and our goaltending, I plan on this being a pretty stingy team.”The Trackers face off against the Lakeland Panthers in Bonnyville at 6:15 p.m.* on Friday, before travelling to Wainwright to face the Polar Kings at 2:30 p.m.* Saturday, and the South Side Athletic Club in Edmonton at 12:30 p.m.* Sunday.All three games will be streamed on the Trackers’ Youtube page:* All game times listed are Pacific Daylight Time a.k.a. Fort St. John time.Advertisementlast_img read more

‘I’ve never heard of Club Brugge…’ Man United fans react to the Champions League draw

first_img Club Brugge celebrate 1 Manchester United will make their return to the Champions League this year, but before making the group stage must beat Club Brugge in the play-off round.They were drawn against the Belgian outfit, European Cup runners-up in 1978, in the draw on Friday morning, while Celtic will face Swedish side Malmo.But how did the Old Trafford faithful react to the news they would be travelling to a city famed for its beautiful canals, lace, and films starring Colin Farrell?See what they said below…last_img

Steve Hollis: The search for a new Aston Villa manager has commenced

first_imgAston Villa chairman Steve Hollis has confirmed that the search for a new manager is underway, one day after the Midlands side were relegated to the Championship.A 1-0 loss at the hands of Manchester United was enough to confirm the drop to the second tier, with interim boss Eric Black unable to steer the club to safety after taking over from Remi Garde.There is a hope that Villa will be able to appoint a new manager before the end of the season, so he can start to plan for next term, utilising the entire summer for the benefit of the club.He would be the fourth manager of Villa’s season – following Tim Sherwood, Garde and Black – and Hollis has revealed that the search for a new boss is already underway.Writing in an open letter published on the club’s official website, the chairman said: “We must acknowledge that this weekend’s confirmation has been the culmination of an unacceptably fractured season both on and on the pitch.“That isn’t down to bad luck To make such a claim would be insulting to each and every one of you. I must add you have all displayed unyielding commitment in adversity.“While it is of little solace at present, the process of identifying the root causes of our circumstances started long ago and the focus now has to be looking forward and making sure lessons have been learnt.“The search for a new manager to provide drive, direction and immediate promotion has commenced.”There are real changes which need to be made at Villa Park if the club are to secure a return back to the top flight, and it is hard to imagine they will be able to win promotion at the first attempt.However, Hollis has made it clear that everyone involved at the club is working together to acheive the same goal – restoring the club to their former glory.“Together, we share the same goal,” he continued. “We intend to restore Aston Villa Football Club to its rightful place.“It is a journey we must make together so we can bring success, enjoyment and exciting football back to Villa Park once more.” Aston Villa are relegated from the Premier League 1last_img read more


first_imgLook Good Feel GoodWith restrictions on health promotion in the county through the HSE at the moment a local community event is stepping into the breach and doing it for themselves while at the same time raising funds for The Bluestack Foundation, a Donegal based group who support children with special needs and their families.The “Look Good, Feel Good, night” is taking place in Kee’s Hotel Stranorlar this Wednesday April 11th at 8.oopm This is a night of health and beauty with guest speakers from the medical profession, beauty and skincare experts, , benefits of aloe Vera from Forever Living Products and a host of health promotion support groups such as mental health ,arthritis , fibromyalgia, and a group who offer tips and advice for those who may encounter someone suffering chest pains and possibly a heart attack. A fashion walk around from Cuba/Pure clothing and representatives from Slimming world will add to what will be a fun and informative evening and all for only an amazing €5 which includes refreshments! Evelyn Mc Glynn the organiser of the event explains, “We want as many people as possible to join us on the night and support such a worthy charity, but we wanted to keep it very affordable, a great fun night out and costing very little yet maybe learning something new on the night!”Dr.Sally Mullen will deliver the health talk on the night and Helen Kelly will treat us to a motivational talk with an inspirational theme to banish the doom and gloom the recession has placed on us in recent times. For any further information contact EVELYN 087 2246989Tickets are available in Eternal Beauty, Kee’s Hotel beautician or at the door on the night.  ‘LOOK GOOD, FEEL GOOD’ WITH CHARITY NIGHT AT KEE’S HOTEL was last modified: April 9th, 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)last_img read more

Redknapp wants five players – report

first_imgQPR boss Harry Redknapp wants to sign five players in January, according to the Daily Express.Fulham defender Brede Hangeland is among those Redknapp has been linked with ahead of the transfer window opening.Meanwhile, Rafael Benitez is in line to land the Chelsea manager’s job on a permanent basis, according to The Sun.It is claimed that Stamford Bridge sources say club owner Roman Abramovich has been impressed with the interim boss and wants him to stay beyond the end of the season.The Independent say Chelsea are considering a move for Everton and England left-back Leighton Baines and have not given up hope of signing Radamel Falcao.But a number of other papers, including the Daily Telegraph, suggest Falcao is planning to stay at Atletico Madrid.And the Daily Mirror say Barcelona striker David Villa is keen to join Chelsea.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Why You Breathe Deep to Sniff a Flower

first_imgIt may sound like a 747 when your uncle blows his nose, but scientists at Imperial College found nose airflow to be more complicated than the aerodynamics of a jumbo jet’s wing, according to a press release by the reporting the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council .  They made a 3D model of the nasal passages and studied colored liquid and beads as they flowed through.  The press release comments, “The fluid dynamics of the nose is one of the most complex in the body, even more so than the flow of blood through the heart, with anatomical structures that cause eddies, whirls and recirculation.”Dr Denis Doorly, the other principal researcher [with Bob Schroter], said, “People are used to the flows around an aeroplane being complicated but that is in some ways simpler than understanding the flows inside the nose.  The geometry of the nose is highly complex, with no straight lines or simple curves like an aircraft wing and the regime of airflow is not simply laminar or turbulent.”   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)This leads to the answer to the question posed by the title of this entry:The research has mapped the flow of air around anatomical landmarks in the nose, such as the conchae and has discovered why we need to breathe deeply to smell a flower.  Our sense of smell relies on a sample of air reaching the olfactory bulb at the top of the nose and that requires a sharp breathe [sic] and a high velocity shot of air to reach it.  The Imperial scientists have found that the geometry of the nose causes the air to eddy around in the vicinity of the bulb so you can smell the flower.One of the results of the study may be to design better ways to unblock a stuffy nose.  Come to think of it, the sneeze response is usually pretty effective, and pretty amazing, too.  It involves coordination between the lungs, the eyes, the brain, the nose and the diaphragm.Sniffing must be true for all mammals.  Watch your dog sniff in puffs of air when trying to smell an object.  If the olfactory bulb were always exposed to every breath, it might overwhelm the brain with TMI (too much information).  This way, it allows the user to focus on a smell when it wants to.  So not only is the olfactory bulb offset from the breathing passage, it sits where the air forms an eddy, allowing it to get multiple readings for higher resolution.  Remember the 11/07/2001 headline, also, that reported you have a code in your nose.  Who designed the fluid dynamics of this system?  Charlie?  Eheu! (see 10/10/2002 headline).(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more