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Slaughter OK to play as Filipino, says Fiba

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio, who is also Meralco’s board representative, bared the news as the other team governors celebrated while in the middle of their meal at celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s Cut at Venetian Hotel.“This is definitely good news, more so because we all know Greg is Filipino,” Panlilio told the Inquirer. “I am happy and ecstatic. We can now all look forward to coming up with the best team possible for Gilas Pilipinas for the next windows (of the Fiba World Cup Qualifying).”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Philippines slugs it out with Iran in Tehran on Sept. 13 before it flies home for a closed-door match with Qatar at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao four days later.Yeng Guiao will handle the team in those two games—and, in all likelihood, for the long term after a magnificent job with a rag-tag version of a Gilas squad that finished a fighting fifth in the Asian Games in Indonesia despite having just two weeks to prepare. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “We’re very happy with the decision on Slaughter,” commissioner Willie Marcial said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 View comments Panlilio, however, expressed sadness that Stanley Pringle, who played so well in the Asiad, was  declared ineligible, for not having a Philippine passport before he turned 16.But that doesn’t shut the door on the 6-foot-1 NorthPort guard, who can still play as a naturalized player, something which Gilas could do since it would have a solid frontcourt already with Slaughter eligible and June Mar Fajardo recovering from an injury.“That’s what we always want, to be able to send the best team possible,” added Panlilio.The pro league’s leadership is here to chart the direction of the PBA for next year. And after leaving Manila Friday morning, stopping over in Los Angeles and arriving in Sin City after close to 24 hours, the board will meet Saturday at 1 p.m.Among the items to be discussed will be the full participation of the league in helping the national team.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gold in Golf Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LAS VEGAS—The travel-weary members of the PBA board got a piece of very good news Friday night (Saturday in Manila) while having dinner as Fiba declared Greg Slaughter eligible to play as a Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Young scribes get spot on shelf

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsStudents will read passages from their books at the district’s annual Young Authors Conference. The pupils will sit in director’s chairs inside classrooms and review their works with select audiences. The district’s eight elementary schools will be represented in two upcoming conferences. The first starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mint Canyon School, 16400 Sierra Highway. Participating schools are Canyon Springs, Leona Cox, Mint Canyon and Valley View. The second reception takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1 at Sulphur Springs School, 16628 W. Lost Canyon Road. Schools involved are Sulphur Springs, Mitchell, Fair Oaks Ranch and Pinetree. [email protected] CANYON COUNTRY – They’ve penned comedies, dramas and mysteries. Some are very short stories. Others are long solid reads. All were written by 8- to 12-year-old students in the Sulphur Springs School District. Published, bound and now in the school library, their books will be on display during two upcoming receptions. “It’s important for students to understand the complete writing process,” said Kathy Wright, assistant superintendent of instructional services. “There is no better way than to see their efforts reflected in a bound book and for friends to be able to check it out at the school library.” Nearly 160 pupils participated in the book writing. (661) 257-5254160Want 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


first_imgFINE GAEL councillor Terence Slowey has lost his appeal after being dismissed from the party over an alleged expenses scandal.The Ardara county councillor was booted out of the party on May 4th after a disciplinary hearing which heard how he claimed double expenses for two conventions in Cork and Kerry on the same day.Cllr Slowey claimed it was an honest oversight and that he immediately refunded more than €1,000 he received in expenses for travelling to the second convention. At the time Cllr Slowey refused to stand down from the party or his council position.He also said he had paid the price for the mistake as he had planned to stand in the last general election but could not do so because of the controversy.A meeting of Donegal County Council failed to ask for Cllr Slowey’s removal from the local authority despite calls from Sinn Fein for him to be expelled.However in a statement his own party’s disciplinary committee said Cllr Slowey had breached party guidelines. They said they had no option but to expel him from the party after he “acted in a manner detrimental to the interests of the party.”Cllr Slowey appeared before an Appeals Committee of the party last Saturday where he stated his case and his claim to b allowed back into the organisation.However Donegaldaily learned last night that Cllr Slowey had failed to have the decision reversed.A party source told us “The decision has been taken and that’s it. The appeal was heard but it was decided that to take him back would be detrimental to the party.“This is a new era in politics and we have to be seen to do the right thing. He may claim that it was an innocent mistake but the public may have had a different view.” EndsCLLR SLOWEY LOSES HIS APPEAL AGAINST HIS EXPULSION FROM FINE GAEL was last modified: May 17th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:Cllr SloweyexpelledFine Gaellast_img read more