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Slaughter the difference maker in Ginebra’s game 1 win

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ “They had a hard time covering him. He was a real difference for us tonight,” said the two-time Grand Slam-winning mentor.After Mike Tolomia completed a three-point play with 4.9 seconds remaining to help Meralco cut what was once a 17-point lead down to as small as four, 75-71, Ginebra immediately went to Slaughter, who slammed the ball home just before the buzzer to swing the momentum back to his side.Ginebra then quickly got its bearings together early in the fourth quarter and pulled away for good.Cone, though, challenged Slaughter to sustain this level of play for the rest of the series.“I thought he looked really good tonight. I hope he could continue that, but it’s tough to keep that up for seven games,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 LATEST STORIES Slaughter settling down really was instrumental in Ginebra’s 102-87 Game 1 victory over Meralco, as the former Rookie of the Year came off the bench and poured 14 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks.The whole Gin Kings crew likewise looked poised from the get-go, controlling the game from start to finish to draw first blood in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.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“We played a good team game today, played good team defense. Everyone chipped in and did their part,” said Slaughter, who is clear frontrunner for this conference’s Best Player plum.But in the eyes of coach Tim Cone, Slaughter was more than just a piece of the puzzle. He was the x-factor for the Kings when the Bolts were making a third quarter uprising. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Greg Slaughter. PBA IMAGESLUCENA — Anticipating the nerves to come on Friday, Greg Slaughter was as cool as ever when he played his first championship game in his professional career.“I didn’t feel too much pressure,” he admitted.ADVERTISEMENT But Slaughter knows that the championship will not just revolve around him as the Gin Kings brace for a tougher Meralco side in Game 2 on Sunday.“We only got one day to turn around. The good thing about winning is they are the ones that have to adjust to us. We can improve on our game plan, but being up gives us the advantage because the loser has to adjust to the winner,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lyceum sets season best in points, rebounds in JRU drubbing Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

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Differently-abled children benefitting from 5-day skills training camp

first_imgSome of the children participating in the training programmeOver 25 differently-abled children are engaged in a five-day skills training camp hosted by the Guyana Council for Persons with Disabilities.The annual event saw the partnership of Young Voices Guyana, Access Guyana and various other organisations within the disability community.The children were all introduced to a number of concepts and activities. They were able to visit a fun park, sessions were held teaching them to build self-esteem, and they were thought disability etiquette, public speaking and were made aware of sexual abuse.However, a newly introduced session will see the children being introduced to STEM robotics, a partnership with the Ministry of Telecommunications. This is in preparation for the STEM clubs which the Guyana Council for Persons with Disabilities is presently in the process of establishing in a number of the special schools in Guyana.Other activities planned include swimming, a visit to MovieTowne and a special visit will be paid to Times Media Group Inc.Executive Member of the Guyana Society for the Blind, Ganesh Singh said that the annual programme is important since it enables the children to be better integrated into society.“Because these children with disabilities, as a result of lack of interaction and socialisation and the discrimination they face, their self-esteem is at a very low level so we did some sessions, it cannot be done in one day but we are trying to work with them and to also letting them be aware of what is sexual abuse, how to deal with instances of abuse because there are cases with children with disabilities that are being abused and a lot of it is not reported” Singh explained.Singh called on parents with differently-abled children to positively impact their children by sending them out to the camp. According to him, sheltering these children can hinder them in several ways in the future.“There are many parents who are overprotective of their children and it is to the detriment of that child, it affects their development, their independence and their rehabilitation. I encourage you to be supportive of your children but do not be overprotective and do not fear society. Allow them to face their challenges, support them when they have to face any hurdles or barriers, be by their sides but allow them to go through life as independent beings. If you are overprotective and you shelter them, when they get older, they lack the skills to cope” Singh advised.Guyana Times caught up with a number of the children who were elated to share their experiences.Twelve-year-old Danielle Booker encouraged other differently-abled children to come out to the camp, stating “I would tell them to come because they would learn more and to tell them that they are not different from us and that all of us are one, even though you may have a disability, you are perfect because if God had made everyone the same it would not have been good” she encouraged.“I liked everything, especially yesterday, we went to the fun park so that was fun and we had a lady come in and she spoke to us about public speaking and that is something that I personally needed” Faith, another camper stated.The event is expected to run until Sunday at the Unit for the Blind, Albert Street, Georgetown.last_img read more

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Music video website Vevo has launched a 24hour li

first_imgMusic video website Vevo has launched a 24-hour linear music TV channel in the US and Canada.Universal Music and Sony-backed Vevo has initially launched the channel on the web and via Xbox and Roku set-tops, as well as on iOS devices and Android and Windows Mobile handsets. However, it also has expressed an ambition to strike traditional carriage deals with cable operators.Vevo TV will feature a constant stream of videos curated by VJs on the model pioneered by MTV in the 1980s. Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff told the Financial Times that the channel was “about a return to how it used to be” and that the company saw a demand for a “programmed, linear experience”. The channel will be supported by advertising.Billboard cited Caraeff as saying that Vevo planned to launch Vevo TV channels in international markets including Europe and Latin America in the near future, and is currently working to add local programming capabilities.Vevo is currently in negotiations with Google to renew its existing distribution deal with YouTube, which Caraeff said was “nearing completion”.last_img read more

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Snapchat parent company Snap Inc has started selli

first_imgSnapchat parent company Snap Inc has started selling its video camera-equipped sunglasses in Europe.Spectacles are available in the UK, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and Sweden priced at £129.99 or €149.99.The company announced the US launch of the glasses in September, marking its first move into the hardware market.Spectacles connect directly to Snapchat via Bluetooth or WiFi and can transfer ‘Memories’ directly into the app via a new circular video format.last_img read more

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Telecom Italia TIM has escaped being forced to p

first_imgTelecom Italia (TIM) has escaped being forced to pay a fine of €74.3 million for failing to communicate to the Italian state the fact that Vivendi had effective control of the operator.A Milan court suspended the fine and has said it will set out its reasons on July 4, according to a press report.The move follows a procedure launched by the Italian government last September over the operator’s alleged failure to inform in a timely way of French media giant Vivendi’s effective control. Vivendi has a stake of about 24% in the operator. Vivendi has consistently denied exercising control of TIM.Last month Vivendi’s majority on TIM’s board was overturned after hedge fund Elliott Advisors secured the majority support of shareholders for an alternative slate, although Vivendi-supported CEO Amos Genish was confirmed in his position.Separately, Italian communications regulator AGCOM has said that TIM’s proposal for the separation of its infrastructure arm is admissible for a market analysis.The regulator pushed back evaluating the suitability of the proposal as a way to ensure competition in the market by submitting it to a national public consultation.TIM’s board approved the company’s plan to create a separate legal entity for the infrastructure arm, 100% owned by TIM, in March.The move came after the Italian government triggered its ‘golden power’ to intervene in cases concerning assets of strategic national significance.last_img read more