BPC plum ‘validation’ of hard work, says Slaughter

first_imgMOST READ Coming off a devastating ACL injury that sidelined him for the better half of last year, all Greg Slaughter wanted was to return to form and help Ginebra get back to title contention.ADVERTISEMENT But for the 6-foot-11 slotman, he’s just glad to see Cebuanos like the two of them making their mark in the league as he looks forward to facing off anew with the San Miguel center.“I know June Mar has five (BPC awards) now, but we’re still young in our careers. We got long ways to go in terms of our stay in the league and I think we can still win more of this in the years to come. But I know between the two of us, I got a lot of catching up to do.” he said.Still, Slaughter isn’t losing sight of his ultimate goal, which is to help Ginebra defend its title.“Of course, the goal will always be a championship and I’m motivated to help us win back-to-back,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Little did he know that all of his efforts will eventually bear fruit as he came back in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup stronger than ever, enough for him to win the Best Player of the Conference in the season-ending tourney.“It’s indeed a validation for all the hard work I put in,” he told the INQUIRER. “Coming back from the injury I’ve been in, I feel thankful to be in this position again and to receive awards like this is just indescribable. It’s always great to win your first.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSlaughter was stellar all conference long, leading the Gin Kings to a return trip to the Finals with his averages of 14.69 points, 8.75 rebounds, 1.69 assists, and 1.63 blocks.Bagging his first BPC trophy also brings back the talks of his rivalry with five-time BPC winner and three-time PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo to life. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Slaughter wins 1st BPC; Durham is back-to-back Best Import Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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F Division launches Bartica Youth Summer Programme

first_imgThe Guyana Police Force is continuing to work diligently to have youths across the country engaged in constructive activities under its crime prevention initiative.F Division Commander Ravindranauth Budhram along with facilitators and participants of the summer programme at the launch on MondayTo this end, F Division (Interior locations) on Monday launched a summer programme in Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni). The programme, which will last for two weeks, targets children between the ages of six and 16.During the summer programme, the participants will be engaged in various activities and interactive sessions. Some of these activities include football, cricket, singing, and crafting sessions in floral arrangements and sewing (designing patterns), among other activities.The facilitators of the summer programme will include members of the Police Force, teachers and other volunteers from the town of Bartica. Senior Superintendent and Divisional Commander Ravindradat Budhram disclosed that at the end of the two-week programme, there will be an exhibition for the parents of the participants to view the pieces created by the children.According to the Divisional Commander, the aim of the programme is to get youths in Bartica meaningfully involved and occupied during the school break.“The youths today will be the leaders of the future, and therefore this programme will enhance their ability to interact with each other and work as a team. It will also help them to strive to be part of the solution in keeping their community safe,” Commander Budhram stated.last_img read more

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ISG launches new high-quality motorcycle lubricant

first_imgTo continue the celebrations of being in operation for 16 years, Industrial Supply of Guyana Incorporated (ISG) on Friday kick-started the launching ceremony of its newest motorcycle lubricant with an eye-catching motorcycle parade with the Bikers Association of Guyana. The parade glided through the streets of Georgetown and ended at the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club ground (GMRSC) where the product was officially launched during a thrilling ceremony.The newest product line launched by ISG in collaboration with its Trinidadian partner, National Petroleum, is the Ultra Motorcycle Oil, a high-quality oil specifically made with a number of detergents and solutions designed to reduce engine corrosion, improve engine response, remove wet clutch slippage resulting in greater power and fuel economy, also extending engine life.MACORP’s Chief Executive Officer, Guillermo EscarragaThe event saw the attendance of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Machinery Corporation of Guyana Limited (MACORP), Guillermo Escarraga, representatives of National Petroleum, staff of ISG and other excited customers.Escarraga expressed excitement for the event since it adds to the number of products distributed by its subsidiary company ISG. “We’re really excited because this is the newest addition to our product line, and with as everything with ISG this is a high-quality product that people can rely on. We want to let everybody know that now this product is in the market, so people can come and ask about it and just get the benefits of a wonderful product,” he asserted.Some of the bikers who participated in the parade on FridayMACORP’s CEO added that the creation of the new product stemmed from the increased number of persons riding motorcycles in Guyana, “We have recognised the increase in the number of bikes that ride on the roads of Guyana on a daily basis…and the bikes needs a specific oil, and this oil was specifically designed for the engines of the motorbikes”.The launching ceremony enticed numerous customers as they were entertained by the expertise and stunts performed by bikers present at the event, as well as the Ultra Lubricant promotion which customers were advised to be a part of simply by purchasing the Ultra Motorcycle Oil which is solely distributed by ISG.last_img read more

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IMF warns against exorbitant spending before 2020 oil

first_imgGuyana’s economy has been on an economic decline over the past five years, with a less than one per cent growth over last year’s 3.3 per cent, oil is being seen as the boon but will require a transparent, rules-based system in managing the expected oil wealth.These are among the crucial findings of the Internal Monetary Fund (IMF), following its latest round of consultations on Guyana.That consultation was concluded in May last with the International Financial Institution (IFI) releasing its findings this past week.The IMF has since warned the country against any excessive borrowing or an exorbitant increase in public spending ahead of the signalled start of commercial production in 2020 by ExxonMobil and its partners offshore Guyana in the Stabroek bloc.According to the IMF, its Directors following the consultations welcomed Guyana’s continued economic growth, “the improvement in its external position, and its positive mediumterm outlook, which is supported by the expected start of oil production in 2020.”The Directors also welcomed the authorities’ plans to establish a comprehensive framework for managing oil wealth, and stressed the importance of having a transparent and rulesbased framework in place before oil production starts.It was pointed out that most “Directors supported recommendations for a moderate fiscal consolidation to slow debt accumulation and safeguard against adverse shocks before the onset of oil production.”This essentially meant that the Directors have cautioned against Guyana looking to take on large debts ahead of oil production.According to the IMF, “a few Directors considered a more gradual consolidation appropriate in light of the country’s development needs.”More generally, Directors recommended moderating the growth of current expenditures and moving ahead with the reform of public enterprises, notably the sugar and electricity companies, while providing a safety net for those affected by these reforms – essentially another warning to not significantly accelerate spending ahead of oil production.IMF AccountSpeaking generally to the state of the Guyana economy, the IMF in presenting its account noted that real economic activity expanded by a miserly .2 per cent over the previous year up to 3.3 per cent in 2016.The coalition Government’s delays in public investment weighed down on activity in addition to subdued agricultural commodity prices and adverse weather help to contribute to the performance while large increases in gold output helped support growth.Consumer prices were said to increase by 1.5 per cent in the 12 months ending in December 2016.The overall non-financial Public Sector deficit widened to 2.9 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) last year from 0.2 per cent in 2015.“Despite slower-than-expected economic growth, fiscal revenue increased owing to improvements in tax administration and higher mining royalties.”While total expenditure increased by 2.8 percentage points of GDP, the increase was lower than budgeted due to delays in capital expenditure in the Government’s public investment programme.According to the IMF findings, the macroeconomic outlook reveals a positive increase for 2017, where growth is projected at 3.5 per cent in 2017 up by .02 per cent from 3.3 per cent the previous year.This growth is projected to be supported by an increase in public investment by Government to make up for the previous year shortfalls, continued expansion in the extractive sector, and a recovery in rice production.Inflation for the year is expected to remain at around 2.6 per cent by year-end while the national deficit is projected to widen to 7.2 per cent of GDP in 2017, due in part to the delayed capital spending from 2016 – again on the part of Government.last_img read more

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Kings, Avs burn midnight oil

first_imgLOS ANGELES – There should be bright days ahead for both the Kings and Colorado Avalanche, but the present is dim. The Kings, with Anze Kopitar, and the Avalanche, with Paul Stastny, have talented young scorers who give them solid reason for optimism, but this has been a season of frustration for both franchises. Marek Svatos cored three minutes later for a 4-2 lead and Alexander Frolov answered at the nine-minute mark, but in terms of style, not of the goals could top the first one. Nine minutes into the first period, Kopitar came down the right side and cut to the net, around defenseman Karlis Skrastins, who tried to trip up Kopitar. It didn’t work, and Kopitar waited until goalie Peter Budaj went to his knees before firing a shot at a tough angle to give the Kings a 1-0 lead. The second assist on the goal went to 40-year-old goalie Sean Burke, who played his first NHL game on March 2, 1988, five-plus months after Kopitar’s birth. It was Burke’s 28th assist in 808 NHL games. The Kings’ future is with its youth, and before Saturday’s game they dumped a struggling veteran. Oleg Tverdovsky, who had been a healthy scratch in the last nine games, cleared waivers and was assigned to the Kings’ American Hockey League affiliate in Manchester. N.H. Tverdovsky, a former All-Star defenseman, had been replaced of late by journeymen Kevin Dallman and Mike Weaver. Both teams entered Saturday outside the Western Conference playoff picture, Colorado in 10th place, the Kings in last place. The Avalanche, trying to keep its playoff hopes alive, led the Kings 4-3 in the third period before an announced 18,118 at Staples Center, but Kopitar provided the highlight moment. Kopitar scored the first goal, but Colorado rallied from a 2-0 deficit and took the lead 61 seconds into the third period when John-Michael Liles scored on the power play. center_img Tverdovsky, due $2.5 million this next and next season, came over from Carolina in the trade that also brought highly touted prospect Jack Johnson to the Kings. Tverdovsky, and his bloated salary, represented the penance the Kings had to pay in order to land Johnson, who is considered a future NHL star. Johnson, a sophomore at Michigan, is dominating the NCAA ranks this season and the Kings will make a major push to sign him once the season ends, but that’s no sure bet. Johnson became available because he wouldn’t turn pro, and the Kings will have to convince Johnson’s family that he should leave school. The Kings led 2-0 in the first period on goals by Kopitar and Brian Willsie. Brett Clark and former King Ian Laperriere tied the game in the second period. 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

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Tottenham to beat Spanish champions to Argentine defender signing

first_imgTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly eyeing Argentine defender Emanuel Mammana.The 19-year-old, who earned his first cap for the Argentina national side last year, plays for River Plate, but Spanish champions Atletico Madrid are also thought to be scouting the player.Is a central defender what Spurs need to catapult them into the top four? talkSPORT takes a look at Mammana.Emanuel MammanaDate of birth: 10 February 1996 (age 19)Born: Merlo, ArgentinaClub: River PlateHonours: South American U20 Championship (2015)Mammana impressed recently playing for Argentina’s under-20s in the South American championship, which they won.The central defender won his first senior cap against Slovenia last year, prior to the World Cup, replacing Javier Mascherano in the 77th minute.Mammana has played just two senior games for River Plate, but that is not unusual in South America, where younger players are exposed to youth team football at international level before establishing themselves at their clubs.Did you know?Mammana is a team-mate of Atletico boss Diego Simone’s son, Giovanni, both domestically and at international level, which could potentially have some influence on his future.See highlights of Mammana belowSpurs fans, do you think the club needs a central defender and should Mauricio Pochettino make a move for Emanuel Mammana? Comment below… Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly eyeing Argentine defender Emanuel Mammana. 1last_img read more

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Leeds Fans United: RWC winner Mike Tindall vows to get involved

first_imgMike Tindall has vowed to support Leeds Fans United’s bid to buy the club.Owner Massimo Cellino has said he is willing to sell his majority stake in the Elland Road to supporters and will forgo any profit.And 2003 Rugby World Cup winner Tindall told talkSPORT he would be prepared to get involved in LFU’s takeover attempt.When asked if he would support the bid with a monetary donation and also by putting his name towards it, he said: “I definitely would do that. Thinking back to when I did go and watch them play it was always packed and always a joy to watch. The atmosphere was always fantastic to be a part of.“It has been a shambles off the field, as well as on the field. Having six managers in however long it was, it’s just a bit of a joke and it would be good to get some stability back in there and support the fans. They’ve earned it.“We were talking before about ‘what is a big club, what makes a big club?’ And everyone always says Leeds is a big club, so they deserve to have some sort of footing where the fans are happy because they are part of why it is a big club.”last_img read more

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Argentines mass for the missing

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Claudio Roberto Rodriguez, whose father Osvaldo was a leftist militant missing since his January 1977 kidnapping by security forces, said he sided with new calls for justice. “The fact that the repressors are still free fills me with indignation, but I don’t believe in revenge. I believe in justice,” said Rodriguez, who is now 40. The older people who recalled the coup were far outnumbered by the young people who jammed the plaza amid sounds of beating drums, chanting and the burst of firecrackers. “They want to preserve memories of what happened and build a new country,” said the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel. Haide Gastelu, 77, told the crowd she rejoiced that forensic experts had finally found the remains of her 21-year-old son abducted in August 1976. “I have the truth, but I still lack justice. We are going to continue the march and keeping asking for this until we get it,” said Gastelu, a member of Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. The Mothers have been marching on the same plaza every week since 1977 demanding an official accounting for missing sons and daughters – the first to speak out against the dictatorship despite great risk. Earlier in the day, Kirchner unveiled a plaque at a military college to the victims of what he called “state-sponsored terror” and challenged a 1990 pardon for former junta leaders. “Maybe it’s time to unravel the web of impunity woven by those pardons,” said Kirchner, who last year successfully appealed to the Supreme Court to overturn 1980s-era amnesty laws shielding dozens of former officers from prosecution on human rights charges. “May the justice system quickly determine their validity or their unconstitutionality,” he said, denouncing junta leaders led by former army Gen. Jorge Rafael Videla. Following the end of the dictatorship in 1983, many military officers were tried on charges of abduction, torture and execution of suspected opponents of the regime. Some were imprisoned in 1985 and later pardoned along with leftist guerrillas in 1990 by then-President Carlos Menem, who called it a move toward “national reconciliation.” With Kirchner moving to reopen files, many of the junta’s surviving leaders and other officers have faced investigation and house arrest on human rights charges, including kidnapping children of women who disappeared. On March 24, 1976, just after 3 a.m., the coup leaders announced they had toppled the constitutional government of Maria Estela Martinez de Peron, widow of the former strongman Juan Domingo Peron. She was evacuated by helicopter from the pink Government House, steps from where the rallies were held Friday. “Thirty Years of Life Defeating Death!” and “Not One Step Back!” read large banners strung alongside black-and-white photographs of victims of the so-called Dirty War, as many cried and lit candles. Some 3,600 photos of victims were also projected – one per second – onto the white stone flanks of a towering Buenos Aires monument known as the Obelisk. One small but violent protest punctuated a day of peaceful events. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Tens of thousands of Argentines massed in the capital Friday night in angry repudiation of a military coup 30 years ago, jamming the main square and plastering the city with the grainy photographs of those who disappeared in the dictatorship. At the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the junta – Argentina’s first national holiday marking the dictatorship’s beginning – President Nestor Kirchner grimly shouted “Never again!” and used a nationally televised address earlier in the day to challenge a 1990 pardon of military officers. “Thirty-thousand disappeared! Present! Present!” people chanted as they ended the soul-searching commemorations of the day in 1976 that brought on the dictatorship and its so-called crackdown on dissent. As for military officers pardoned in 1990, the crowd chanted “like the Nazis, wherever you go, we will find you!” In the final rally, people held up posters with faded black-and-white photographs of those still missing – officially put at 13,000 but estimated as high as 30,000 by human rights groups. last_img read more

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Watch: Dylan Murray astounds fans with his version of classic card trick

first_imgIreland’s Dynamo has released his latest magic video, in which he performs his version of the classic trick called 673 King Street.Dylan Murray from Burtonport has astounded people with his videos of unbelievable magic tricks and illusions which are seemingly unexplainable.673 King Street requires incredible shuffling and sleight of hand skills. Speaking to Donegal Daily, Dylan said; “this was the very first trick I performed online and that’s where it began a year ago.”“I am now performing mentalism also – the summer is going to be a very busy time!”To keep up to date with Dylan you can like his Facebook page.Watch: Dylan Murray astounds fans with his version of classic card trick was last modified: April 2nd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:673 king streetCard TrickDylan Murrayvideolast_img read more

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GOLF: ROSAPENNA GOLF CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Sunday singles competition on the 19th of Feb was played over the Sandy Hills Links and was won by Charlie McBride with 38 pts bot. Runner up was Michael Carr with 38 pts bot. The gross winner was Barry McMenamin with 31 gross pts. Third place was Paddy Boyce with 38 pts.The front nine winner was Pete McBride Snr with 22 pts and the back nine winner was Jody McHugh with 21 pts.Well done to our Gaeltacht team who travelled to the Kingdom last Saturday and claimed 6 matches from a possible 10 against Portsalon G.C. We now have a total of 72 points from 5 matches. There is just one more league match away to Narin & Portnoo  to be played before the Gaeltacht Captains Day also at Narin & Portnoo on Saturday the 21st of April.The North-West Alliance visited the Sandy HillsLinks last Saturday and the results were as follows:Nett Section 1st Nett Odran McGettigan (24) Strabane G.C. 762nd Nett Ryan McGowan (6) Strabane G.C. 803rd Nett Maurice McGettigan (16) Strabane G.C. 824th Nett Sean Quigg (3) City of Derry G.C. 835th Nett Clive Davison (15) Letterkenny G.C. 84 6th Nett Eddie Mc Hugh (11) Strabane G.C. 86 B.O.T.Gross Section1st Gross Michael McGeady (Scr) McCambridge Duffy 822nd Gross Noel Callan (Scr) Faughan Valley G.C. 84 B.O.T. 3rd Gross Enda Kennedy (Scr) Rosapenna G.C. 844th Gross Paul McGuigan (3) Foyle G.C. 865th Gross James Kelly (Scr) City of Derry G.C. 876th Gross John Sweeney (6) Rosapenna G.C. 98The Mevagh Day Centre Golf Classic will take place over the Sandy Hills Links this Saturday the 25th of February. Registration will take place in the Day Centre in Carrigart from 10.00am with a shotgun start at 11.00am. The entry fee is 120e per team of four.During the mid week of  Mon 20th – Fri 24th Feb and Mon 27th Feb – Fri 2nd Mar the Sandy Hills Links will be closed and the Valley Nine only will be in play.The side of the fairways rule will remain in place. The Sandy Hills Links will be open on Sat 25th & Sun 26th of Feb and Sat 3rd & 4th of March.There will be a club competition on Sun 26th Feb, Sun 4th & Sun 11th March over the Sandy Hills Links. The Old Tom Morris Links is due to re open for full play from Friday the 16th of March, this will be weather dependent.There is an Open Singles competition scheduled for the Old Tom Morris Links on Saturday the 17th of March. Tee times contact the Pavilion Golf Shop.On Saturday the 24th of March the Mayors Ball Charity Golf Day (CLLR. Noel McBride) will take place on the Sandy Hills Links.  This is a Ladies & Gents Open Singles stableford with a time-sheet  running all day. €20 entry fee per player to include Soup & Sandwiches.Charities to benefit from the day include the St.Vincent De Paul, Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.Contact 074-915-5000 for tee times.Also on Saturday the 24th the North-West Alliance Captains Day (Mr Noel Callan) will take place over the Old Tom Morris Links from 7.30am – 12.30pm. All members are kindly asked to keep all pull trolleys, electric trolleys and drive buggies well back from the roped off putting green surrounds and all teeing grounds on all golf holes.All golfers must play from the mats provided on the Par 3’s and not from the turf teeing area directly behind or alongside the mats.Please take note of the following local rules that are now in play-Pathways – All gravel pathways are deemed as immovable obstructions. Relief may be taken under rule 24.2b.Ground Under Repair – Play from all GUR as defined by white lines or any newly laid turf is prohibited. If a players golf ball lies in the area, or if it interferes with the players stance or the area of his intended swing, the player must take relief under rule 25.1b.Abnormal Ground Conditions – An Abnormal Ground Condition is casual water, ground under repair or a hole, cast or runway made by a burrowing animal, reptile or a bird. Relief may be taken under rule 25.1b.Previous rule on disturbed ground is no longer in play.Also while winter rules apply, a golf ball plugged in the semi rough may be lifted, cleaned & dropped not nearer the hole.PGA Professional Noel Callan is available for lessons at the Rosapenna Practice Ground by appointment, all enquires can be made by contacting Noel directly on 0044 7789 157654.ENDS.GOLF: ROSAPENNA GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 20th, 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:GOLF: ROSAPENNA GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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