Sixers’ Embiid has surgery to repair broken orbital bone

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Embiid was injured when guard Markelle Fultz accidentally head-butted him while diving toward the basket Wednesday against the New York Knicks. The 7-footer immediately went to the floor and remained there for several minutes before eventually getting helped off the court.Embiid also suffered a concussion and remains in the NBA’s concussion program.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 crownThe Sixers clearly need their big man if they’re going to make a run in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Embiid leads the team with 22.9 points and 11 rebounds in 63 games, helping Philly clinch its first playoff berth since 2012. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, center, lies not he court after an injury during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid had surgery Saturday to repair a broken bone around his left eye.The team says there is no timetable for Embiid’s return. He is scheduled to have a post-operative examination late next week, and further updates will be provided then.ADVERTISEMENT Nash, Kidd, Allen, Hill in 13-member Basketball Hall of Fame class 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterscenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View commentslast_img read more

Thai playmaker Chanathip Songkrasin raises profile in Japan

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 In his second season in Japan, the 5-foot-2 (1.58-meter) attacking midfielder scored eight goals, helping Consadole to a fourth-place finish in the top flight — a record high for the club.He was selected to the J-League XI, becoming the first Southeast Asian player to earn the honor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra FILE – In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Thailand’s midfielder Chanathip Songkrasin controls the ball during the AFC Asian Cup round of 16 soccer match between Thailand and China in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. With soccer booming in Southeast Asia, Chanathip’s move to Japan has been a win-win situation for both the Thai playmaker and the J-League. The 25-year-old Chanathip signed with first-division club Consadole Sapporo in 2017 and has been a hit both on and off the field. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)TOKYO — With soccer booming in Southeast Asia, Chanathip Songkrasin’s move to Japan has been a win-win situation for both the Thai playmaker and the J-League.The 25-year-old Chanathip signed with first-division club Consadole Sapporo in 2017 and has been a hit both on and off the field.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indian Wells: Serena Williams, Simona Halep win; Sloane Stephens ousted Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying View comments Last year, Chanathip’s Thailand teammates Teerasil Dangda and Theerathon Bunmathan played in the J-League with Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Vissel Kobe.Thailand captain Teerasil returned to Muangthong following the completion of his loan deal, but Theerathon is continuing to play in the J-League with Yokohama F Marinos.Newly promoted Oita Trinita, meanwhile, has acquired Thai midfielder Thitipan Puangchan on loan.Chanathip has given the profile of the Japanese league a huge boost in his homeland, where he was a star at Thai powerhouse Muangthong United.Thai TV viewership of J-League broadcasts hit an all-time high in 2017 when a match between Consadole and the J-League’s Kawasaki Frontale drew an estimated 400,000 Thai TV viewers, outperforming a broadcast of popular domestic side Buriram United.The J-League hopes its success in Thailand can be duplicated in other Southeast Asian countries, where broadcasts of the top European leagues dominate ratings.Murai has praised Chanathip for his success with Sapporo and promotion of the league in Thailand.“I was surprised when a video of Chanathip’s first practice in Sapporo attracted 3 million viewers, more than the entire population of Sapporo,” Murai told local media. “He has made a huge impact on the J-League.”While he’s completely focused on helping Sapporo achieve its goals, Chanathip said he’s keeping an open mind about his future prospects, including the possibility of one day playing on soccer’s biggest stage.“If I get a chance to play in Europe, I’d be happy to take on a new challenge,” Chanathip said. “Japanese football is very fast and physical,” Chanathip said in a recent interview. “Players here are very disciplined, so if more Thai players come to Japan, they will be able to learn a lot and become better football players.”While playing in a more competitive league has helped Chanathip raise the level of his game, it has also helped promote the J-League overseas. Nearly 1.5 million people attend soccer matches every year in Thailand and Japanese soccer officials are eager to gain a foothold there. With the recent signings of players such as Andres Iniesta, David Villa and Fernando Torres, the J-League is bidding to raise its international profile in the region after a period when the Chinese Super League grabbed most of the headlines for its record-breaking signings and transfer deals.During the 2017 season, the Chinese authorities introduced a 100 percent tax on the signing of foreign players for a fee of more than $7 million in a move to increase opportunities for young local players. At the same time, the limited on the number of foreign players that could be selected for a game was reduced from four to three for each team.While Chinese soccer appears to be inching back from a foreign influx, the J-League, long considered the most professional competition in the region, is stepping forward.“We want to create interest in our league not only in Japan but in Asia and around the world,” J-League chairman Mitsuru Murai said. “With players like Chanathip we feel we are well on the way to achieving those goals.”Since 2017, the J-League has permitted each team to sign one player from an Asian Football Confederation nation outside of the existing foreign player quota.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

Gilmore claims another Bike Club victory

first_imgHowever, before the mountain bike championships, the Club will hold another Wednesday evening mountain bike race, beginning at 6:30 p.m., as well as Thursday’s Toony cross, also starting at 6:30 p.m. Placing second in the race was Richard Howes as he crossed the finish line with the stop clock reading 1:19:27, while Vancouver’s Jason Kaempffer rounded out third with a time of 1:22:47.Roger St. Jean was the first to finish the event’s abbreviated two lap ‘short creek loop’, doing so at 1:21:03.Tate Haugan won the ‘Roger’s Revenge’ circuit on the day, finishing the race with a time 1:04:54, while Barb Polehoykie finished first in the one lap short course, doing so at 45:00.- Advertisement -It’s a big week for the Blizzard Bike Club and its members, as this Sunday, September 23, the Club will be racing in the 18 club mountain bike championship in a ‘Cactus Thriller’, which will be ridden on the cactus trails.Five time champion Pat Ferris will not be taking to the trails this year, as he is recovering from an injury.Sunday’s race begins at 2 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

NPSS Senior Boys soccer team takes first in Prince George tournament

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The North Peace Secondary School Boy’s Soccer team was in Prince George over the weekend taking part in the Westside Warriors tournament.In round robin play, the seniors boys team defeated Kelly Road 9-2, host Westside 8-0, and Fort St. James 9-0. Heading into the final, the team faced a tough opponent in Duchess Park. Tied up until the 45th minute, it was Curtis Carroll who scored to put NPSS up 2-1 against Duchess, and the team held on for the win and first place in the tournament.Uzoma Duru and Noah Mohningher were named Tournament All Stars from the team. Gage Adkins took the tournament’s Top Goalie award, while Rui Vale was named top forward. Defender Mitchell Linley was the tournament MVP for his excellent overall play.- Advertisement -Coach Ryan LeClair says that the tournament was incredibly exciting, especially after the team beat Duchess Park for the win, as it was the first time they were able to best the team.last_img read more

November sale of petroleum and natural gas largest in bonus bids this year.

first_imgYesterday’s sales total was also ten million dollars more than the last five months combined, and it pushed the year-to-date total up to 217 point five million, more than 78 million ahead of the full 2012 total. It also leaves the current eleven month total only about five million below the full 2011 calendar year total, and barring a disastrous December sale…this year will be the best one, of the last three years. There were only nine parcels purchased yesterday, with just over 12 thousand hectares—five leases and four drilling licenses—and as a result the average per hectare price was a gaudy 4 thousand 522 dollars.- Advertisement -That’s more than ten times the October sale’s, average price per hectare, and unofficial records show you need to go back to October of 2009, to find a better one. That was a 62-parcel, 370 million dollar sale, and the average price per hectare was the second highest in BC history at 5 thousand 625 dollars.The next sale is scheduled for December 11th.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgSinn Fein Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn has slammed those who have accused him of living it up in a five star hotel in Ethiopia.Speaking from the war-thorn region, the Donegal TD said the trip has been the most humbling in his life.And he slammed those who accused him of enjoying a junket with four other TDs from the Foreign Affairs Committee. Deputy MacLochlainn told Highland Radio’s Shaun Doherty that he was disappointed with the ‘disgusting journalism’ of recent days.He said that because of the threat all visiting parties were advised to stay in certain hotels for their own safety.“We didn’t stay in a five star hotel. We stayed in a hotel similar to the Mount Errigal Hotel. And we will be staying in a very basic hotel in a couple of days.“This has been the most humbling experience of my life. It has been deeply, deeply moving. “I’m not here to stay in a fancy hotel. I’ve travelled for five hours across dirt roads to get where I am. I’m not here for a holiday.“Every Foreign Affairs committee has a legal responsibility to oversee – the issue is completely and utterly wrong. There is a conflict here. There were security checks.“If people think we should stay I Ireland then I would not subscribe to that. I would speak out against junkets to places that is of no benefit.“€36 million of Irish taxpayers money was spent on overseas development – we are ambassadors on behalf of Ireland. We have a massive reputation overseas and we punch about our weight.“I am here to let them know that Ireland will not let them down,” he said. MACLOCHLAINN’S FURY OVER FIVE STAR HOTEL CLAIMS was last modified: November 15th, 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:ETHIOPIAPADRAIG MACLOCHLAINNlast_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal representative of the TUI attending the Annual Congress in Galway has said teachers in the county will take industrial action if the Government continues to implement pay cuts on teachers.Joanne Irwin, chairperson of the Donegal branch of the TUI is part of a delegation of 15 members of the Co. Donegal TUI Branch attending the Teachers’ Union of Ireland conference in Galway.She said “I wish to state that the Donegal TUI branch was at the forefront of ensuring that members voted no in the ballot of members on the recent Labour Relations Proposals. “At Congress the branch highlighted that government has repeatedly broken promises which has left members feeling angry and outraged.“It was pointed out that TUI members have already given significantly in pay, pension levies and working conditions, a fact that is continually ignored by both government and commentators.“A motion was passed this morning at Congress condemning the government for its failure to implement a progressive taxation system which would be a fairer way of recouping the savings required.“The union decided that if the government unilaterally implement the LRC Proposals it will engage in industrial action up to and including strike action.”  DONEGAL TEACHERS SAY THEY WILL STRIKE IF NECESSARY was last modified: April 3rd, 2013 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:INDUSTRIAL ACTIONTUIlast_img read more


first_imgSimply Red singer Mick Hucknall and his bandmate Chris Demargary have reached a settlement with a neighbour over hunting rights on a Co Donegal estate.The popstars were not present at Letterkenny Circuit Civil Court for the case but were made aware of the agreement as it was reached.The case, which has been ongoing for five years, came before Judge John O’Hagan. As the case opened, Judge O’Hagan pleaded with both sides to go away and talk about reaching an agree.The two sides discussed the matter for three hours before coming to a confidential agreement.Singer Hucknall and sax player De Margary were due to appear in the dispute with their neighbour John Wilde.They claimed he has interfered with their rights and those of their guests on the Glenmore Estate at Welchtown, Ballybofey.Mr Wilde retains links to a neighbouring estate across the river Finn at Cloghan Lodge, where he still lives, although he sold it some years ago.Hucknall and De Margary, who are keen anglers, claimed that since they purchased the fishing, shooting and “hereditaments” rights for €1.3 million at Glenmore on August 5th, 2005, Mr Wilde had interfered with their “quiet enjoyment” of those rights.They said Mr Wilde had also laid claim to the ownership of the rights on Glenmore.Mr Wilde however claimed the previous owner of Glenmore, John Mackie, transferred the fishing and shooting rights to his father.The musicians were refused an injunction preventing alleged continued encroachment at the same court four years ago.Judge John O’Hagan said he believed both parties would receive luck by reaching an agreement.“I believe this is a sensible thing. Life is about making things work. I think what you have done here is a tremendous achievement. There has to be a lot of give and take.“I always believe there is luck in a settlement – you have my task very easy,” he said.He earlier pleaded with both parties to talk to eachother in a bid to avoid a legal case.“I will say this – there is nothing wrong with talking. It is time to put this case to bed, please put your heads together and sort something out that works for both of you,” he said.He also said he hoped to one day visit the estate.“I hope the birds are safe and al the various other livestock. One day I might appear and take a shot at something or throw a line in the river,” he said.SIMPLY RED SINGER SETTLES DISPUTE WITH NEIGHBOUR OVER HUNTING RIGHTS was last modified: March 24th, 2014 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:Glenmore estateMick HucknallSimply Redlast_img read more

Oilers edge closer to six consecutive league crown

first_imgPower’s Geoffrey Soro tries to dribble past James Okello on Sunday night (FUBA photo)FUBA National Basketball League-Finals (Game 3)City Oilers 77-68 BetWay PowerMTN Arena, LugogoSunday, 07-10-2018LUGOGO – Reigning FUBA National Basketball league (NBL) champions City Oilers moved a step closer to retaining their crown on Sunday evening defeating  BetWay Power 77-68 in game three of the best of seven Series.Mandy Juruni’s side who have now won the last two games having initially lost the first will win this year’s title if they defeat Power in their next two games.Oilers were ruthless on the night, winning the first three quarters 59-42 en route to sealing a comfortable nine-point victory.How Oilers defeated Power on Sunday:The game started slowly with the first points on the night coming via a Geoffrey Soro layup with just over two minutes played to put Power 2-0 up.With 4:40 to play in the quarter, the two sides were locked on 12 all highlighting the evenness in the contest. However, Oilers managed to edge the quarter 23-20 in the end.Oilers intentions started to unfold clearly in the second, scoring the first four points of the quarter en route to winning it 18-12.Even after half-time, the five-time defending champions did not slow down, scoring the first nine points of the third quarter and eventually winning it 18-10 and holding a healthy 17 point caution going into the last 10 minutes.Power tried to stage a come-back in the last quarter but the best they could do is reduce the deficit to nine by the sound of the final buzzer.Oilers had four players in double figures in terms of points with James Okello scoring a team-high 15. Stephen Omony (14), Josh Johnson (14) and Landry Ndikumana (12) are the others who reached double figures. For Ndikumana and Omony, it was a double double night after collecting 14 and 11 rebounds respectively.Captain Joseph Ikong scored a game-high 17 points in the losing effort. Soro had 16, Philip Amany 11 and Stephen Wundi 10.Oilers need to win the next two games to win a sixth consecutive championship.Game four is on Wednesday.Comments Tags: Betway Powercity oilersFUBA NBL 2018last_img read more

Rough Aunties to the rescue

first_imgThe Rough Aunties – from left, Eureka, Mildred, Studla, Thuli and Jackie. (Image: Women Make Movies) A Bobbi Bear, telling the tale of abuse in an explicit and visual way. (Image: Bobbi Bear) Founder Jackie Branfield shows love toa young victim. (Image: Bobbi Bear)Janine ErasmusRough Aunties, a documentary about a group of South African women who work with the police to bring child abusers to book and put young victims on the road to healing, has taken the world by storm, winning a top prize in the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.The documentary was produced by veteran filmmaker Kim Longinotto, whose previous work includes Divorce Iranian Style, Gaea Girls and Sisters in Law. While Rough Aunties lacks a formal dramatic structure it presents a hard-hitting real-life view of the activities of the women, all of whom are involved with Durban-based child welfare organisation Bobbi Bear.The film won a Grand Jury prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, which was founded in 1978 with Robert Redford as chair. The festival has earned a reputation as a top showcase for new independent films.The Grand Jury Prize, for the best independent feature film, is the centrepiece of Sundance. The prize is awarded in two genres – documentary and dramatic – by a panel of the nominees’ peers. The categories are World Cinema Documentary Competition, World Cinema Dramatic Competition, Dramatic Competition, and Documentary Competition. Grand Jury winners are regarded as the best from the independent film community that year.Rough Aunties scooped the award in the World Cinema Documentary category and has been tipped as a worthy contender in the documentary category at next year’s Academy Awards.The film also screened at the 2008 International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam, to great acclaim.Shielding the vulnerableRough Aunties follows the work of a group of feisty women over a 10-week period as they take a stand for abused children in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, conducting harrowing interviews with the young victims, arresting molesters, and finding themselves in the midst of personal tragedy.The Bobbi Bear organisation was established by Jackie Branfield, originally from Zimbabwe. Herself a victim of abuse as a child, Branfield became an anti-abuse activist some two decades ago when she was approached through her church’s youth group to help those with problems. She realised that helping others was a way to move forward from her own experience, and it wasn’t long before she was counselling abused women and children from many surrounding areas and from as far afield as Johannesburg.Called to a police station in 1994 to assist with a rape case, Branfield witnessed how the level of communication between a police officer and a victim could have a huge impact on the final outcome, when the case’s young victim was unable to state what she had experienced. There and then Branfield decided to do something about it.Her challenge was to ensure that accurate information was gathered and clear legal evidence noted without compromising the care and support for the victim. It was necessary to find a means to coax information from children while not adding to their ordeal in any way.Branfield eventually settled on the beloved teddy bear as a medium through which traumatised youngsters could tell their stories. Children who are unable to voice their experiences use the bears to indicate what their abusers have done to them, by drawing with a marker or placing Band-Aid strips on the parts of their little bodies that were violated.The bear is part of a kit that Branfield and her crew give to young rape and abuse victims. Children also receive a small pair of panties or underpants, a sanitary pad, tissues, wet wipes, sweets and a cold drink, gloves, a notebook, and a pen and marker. There is another kit for adults, and one for children who need to go into protective care.Offering hope to young victimsAt Bobbi Bear Branfield is assisted primarily by Nontando “Studla” Maphumulo, Mildred Ngcobo, Thuli Sibiya and Eureka Olivier. The women and their other colleagues work with one male police officer who helps them track down and arrest abusers.Rough Aunties painfully highlights the inadequacies of South Africa’s criminal justice system in punishing and incarcerating those who hurt children. The country’s justice system is severely overburdened and there is a tragic tendency to pay scant attention to social issues. Sentences for abusers can be laughably light and in many cases the abuser is simply released back into society.But organisations such as Bobbi Bear offer care, compassion and hope for victims. Asked how many children they help every year, Sibiya replied, “It’s a difficult question to answer. We are just a bunch of women. Per month, I have 20 cases. We cannot calculate, but it’s a lot. I’m still sitting on cases from as far back as 2002.”The job demands a great deal of courage and fearlessness. The women have received threats but, as Ngcobo put it, if they don’t do the job nobody else will.Bobbi Bear is currently trying to raise around R4.1-million (US$400 000) to build a safe house where children can be kept in safety for longer periods, although still on a temporary basis. Information can be found on the website.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus on linksRough AuntiesOperation Bobbi BearBobbi Bear page on FacebookSundance FestivalJackie Branfield – Bobbi Bear founderKim Longinotto – Women Make MoviesInternational Documentary Festival in Amsterdamlast_img read more