76ers center Joel Embiid out a week with sore left knee

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The 24-year-old Embiid is averaging 27.3 points and 13.5 rebounds in 54 games for the Sixers. He had 10 points and 12 rebounds in 23 minutes in last Sunday’s All-Star game.Embiid was the No. 3 overall pick of the 2014 draft and missed his first two seasons with multiple foot and knee injuries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It’s reached the stage where he just felt uncomfortable with it,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said. “It’s a little bit of tendinitis. It’s stuff I think that’s quite common, actually.”Brown said he did not believe the injury was connected to the All-Star game. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Duke star Zion Williamson injures knee after Nike shoe blows out Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in New York. The 76ers won 126-111. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid will miss at least a week with a sore left knee.Embiid underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed no structural damage, and he will undergo physical therapy until he is evaluated again next week.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Nobody needs to read into anything here,” he said. “This is an NBA athlete that has some soreness in the knee, has had an MRI and we all should move on. We’ll miss him, obviously, playing-wise. But it’s not anything that isn’t completely pointed toward keeping him ready and especially ready when it matters most at the end of the year.”The Sixers are 37-21 and in fifth place in the Eastern Conference heading into Thursday’s game against the Miami Heat.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

Urgent intervention needed

first_imgDear Editor,Two days before the media carried stories of paranormal activities at the Police Training Centre, Pandit Deodat Persaud, ERC Commissioner and Youth Liaison of The Caribbean Voice, wrote on his Facebook page, “On my way home from Georgetown tonight, I happened to share the company of a few Police trainee officers who, like their colleagues, managed to ‘escape’ from the training centre at Eve Leary.“Apparently, some paranormal activities developed since last Saturday. Many wanted to return to their homes ever since; however, permission was denied. It was unbearable, and from observation, everyone was leaving.“I then learnt of their horrible living conditions: complains about unsanitary living conditions, lack of proper meals, among other areas of concern. While I understand that Police training is an intensive one, there were concerns that the programme is inhumane. I became very empathetic to their plights, since they are young people who, given the lack of job opportunities, resorted to the Police Force, only to be greeted by these torturous conditions.“As expected in Guyana, the fear of victimisation for complaining, and with parental expectations, these officers, as I understood, have limited or no options, and that is exploited upon. Young people are sadly at the receiving end of poor management and incompetence by persons whose eras have long gone.“I therefore call for an urgent investigation into the living conditions of the Police Training Institute, and an assessment of the current curriculum. In my opinion, these officers are under severe stress, and as a result, these paranormal activities are a manifestation of the situation. I am calling for immediate counselling for these traumatised future guardians of our nation, as well as mental health training.”In commenting on Pandit Deodat’s post, ex-Police officer Linden Johnson stated, “Every batch of recruits gets the same story, and it seems like no one cares.” He went on to call for the Police Commissioner to make impromptu visits to the centre, adding that “Former Commissioner Carl Austin would just walk over to the school without giving notice,” and his visits ensured that standards were kept high.Another comment, by social activist Vidyartha Kissoon, indicated that “Dr. Janice Jackson had developed training modules for self-awareness and domestic violence prevention, but these were thrown aside”. He added, “The last time I interacted with recruits, I was horrified that they were drinking Red Bull to stay awake.Now, we don’t know if there is a connection between the awful training/living conditions and limited curriculum on the one hand, and the ‘paranormal’ activities on the other; but everyone knows that there does indeed exist a mind/body connection.In any case, The Caribbean Voice joins Pandit Deodat Persaud and others in calling for urgent intervention to improve the training/living conditions; for the curriculum to include mental health issues such as suicide, sexual and domestic violence, stress management, self-esteem, coping skills and emphatic communication; and for counselling to be made available to all trainees, with a special focus on building resilience and positive self-esteem, while arming trainees with coping skills to be able to handle challenges.We also strongly suggest that the training should include a focus on ethics and value-laden norms.Sincerely,The Caribbean Voicelast_img read more

Bishop Belleh Reminds Liberians of God’s Prophecy

first_imgBishop M. Wolo Belleh of the Bethel World Outreach Ministries International (BWOMI) 1st Diocese of Liberia and Guinea has emphasized that God has strategically established the people of Liberia and therefore, they must continue to do the work of the Lord.He spoke last Sunday at the Thanksgiving and Intercessory Service at BWOMI in Congo Town where he emphasized that God has strategically established Liberians and that they must continue to hold on together in peace and unity.According to him, Liberia is blessed and sometimes the people in the country don’t see it that way except for those who reside out of the country who come and see how the country is being blessed.“We are God’s Israel in Africa when He repeatedly said this in His prophecy, but we usually over look to the contrary as a people and nation,” the prelate told the congregation.Bishop Belleh said Liberians need to stop complaining and shun the acts that have the propensity to undermine the good work of the Lord as well as stop fighting each other as a congregation.He stressed the need for church leaders to be people of example in both churches and ministries and not the type to undermine each other, but to rise up with strength and unity to definitely move the people and the nation higher.”According to him, there is a need to maximize what God has given to us as a nation and people.He revealed that he has been assigned a task to launch the BWOMI in Guinea Bissau, which he believes God will bring into reality. Referring to the debate on Christianizing Liberia, Bishop Belleh said it was a high wisdom, but urged the citizens to believe wherever God will lead the nation as a people.“The thing we want is that Liberia be a Christianized nation either by constitution or preaching the gospel, if the church rises up in reaching out to the lost. We need to pray and see how God will lead us,” he maintained.Earlier, Rev. Dr. Jonathan C. Taylor, who delivered the keynote address, stressed the need for the country to strive in preparing its citizens for the future.He said leaders must understand that they were called before birth by God who prepared them for a special mission.The thanksgiving celebration was attended by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Senator George Manneh Weah of Montserrado County, among others. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ellen Congratulates Burkina Faso

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has sent a congratulatory message to the Government and People of the Republic of Burkina Faso on the occasion marking the 55th Independence Anniversary of that country. In her message to Michel Kafando, President of the Republic of Burkina Faso, President Sirleaf said it gives her immense pleasure to extend to him and through him to the Government and People of the Republic ofBurkina Faso, heartfelt congratulations and best wishes on behalf of the Government and People of the Republic of Liberia and in her own name. President Sirleaf stated that as the People of the Republic of Burkina Faso commemorate this joyous occasion, she entertains the hope that the historic and cordial ties of friendship and cooperation that have so long subsisted between the two countries and peoples will be further strengthened for the mutual benefit of their peoples.“As we continue to work together in furtherance of the principles of the Economic Community of West African States, the African Union and the United Nations for the promotion of International Peace, Security and Economic Cooperation amongst all nations, it is our fervent prayers that Almighty God will endow your Excellency with abundant wisdom and strength,” President Sirleaf said.President Sirleaf also wished for the Burkinabe Leader’s personal well-being, and prayed that the Almighty God will endow him with abundant wisdom and strength as he leads his people to sustainable peace and greater prosperity.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Public, Private Security Collaboration Paramount in 2017 Elections’

first_imgMomo Cyrus, CEO, SEGAL– SEGAL BossBy Hannah N. GeterminahThe chief executive officer of Security Expert Guard Agency of Liberia (SEGAL), Momo Cyrus, has called for effective collaboration between public and private security in Liberia for the October elections.Mr. Cyrus made the statement through a proxy at the dedication ceremony of the Singbeh Johnson Conference Hall, located on the premises of the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) in Paynesville.He said collaboration is paramount in maintaining the peace the country now enjoys, which will be enhanced with an improved Public Private Partnership (PPP), he added.Mr. Cyrus said in the wake of the October 10 elections, it is binding on every Liberian and most importantly the news media to send “violence free messages to the people.”Mr. Cyrus said the huge number of candidates will confuse most of the people, especially first time voters, in trying to understand the attributes of a good leader to steer the affairs of the country.He said it is no secret that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf took over a failed nation in 2006, following years of civil unrest; and now that she is about to leave the scene, there is a great need to elect the right person to take over.“I remind you workers at the LBS that you are under obligation to ensure that the transitional period is realized without reversing the gains the country has achieved for the past eleven years,” he said.History, he said, has a lot to say about the late Singbeh Johnson, who served his country in various capacities including as the Director General of LBS, the Renaissance Communications, Inc. (Truth FM & Real TV), Power FM/TV as well as the defunct Liberian Communications Network (Kiss FM).Additionally, Singbeh Johnson served the state as Assistant Director of Public Affairs at the Liberia National Police (LNP), Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) and as communications director at the Supreme Court of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Weekend to End Breast Cancer

first_imgPart of the requirements to participate in the walk is to raise money for the B.C. Cancer Foundation, and Baverstock did just that; in fact, she had to increase her fundraising goal three times as she kept matching it. Initially aiming to raise $3,500, she eventually raised closer to $8,500 and thanks everyone who helped reach her goals.[asset|aid=3623|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=318dd262d7adbdf440181fa6f3843928-Baverstock 2_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement This past weekend was both a weekend to end cancer and one to remember for a Fort St. John resident.Kathryn Baverstock walked 60 kilometers over two days in the annual Weekend to End Women’s Cancers celebrating the achievement with her friends and family.Baverstock, who initially signed up for the walk back in December, says she got the idea to complete the walk from a friend who participated in something similar in the United States. With a little persuasion, Baverstock also got her sister on board as well. – Advertisement -[asset|aid=3622|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=318dd262d7adbdf440181fa6f3843928-Baverstock 1_1_Pub.mp3] Her team also matched her fundraising talents, and ended up contributing close to $17,000 over all and because of teams like hers, the weekend ended up raising $2 million for cancer research in the province.And while Baverstock does admit that most of the money will stay down south, she does point out some will come up north, as research is universal and will eventually make its way up to the North Peace.Now that she has finished the distance, she would like to thank the amazing support of her community, friends, and family.For more information on Baverstock’s journey or if interested in helping out in the future, visit The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers’ official website.  Advertisementlast_img read more

Local fire threat, drought concerns persist

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C — Environment Canada’s numbers didn’t include what’s been received since midnight today, and there’s nothing definitive on how much the cooler, wetter weekend weather helped local area firefighters.But, it seems safe to say it wasn’t as much as the forecasts at the end of the last work week suggested.The precipitation total posted at the local airport weather station for Friday, Saturday and Sunday was only two millimetres. It left the month-to-date total at only 10.3 millimetres, or about half of the April norm of 20, with six days left in the month.- Advertisement -The weekend total was also far less than what it was for the same period last year, because on the April 22 to 24, 2015, the airport station posted a total of 15.9 millimetres of rain, and 19.9 centimetres of snow; resulting in a three day precipitation total of 35.8 millimetres.The three days were the key to a trio of monthly totals that were all more than double the April averages. Precipitation totals in each of the first four months of 2015 all exceeded the norms, with the total post for that period at 175.6 millimetres — once again nearly double the norm of 88.1.However, this year only March has so far exceeded its monthly average, and in the last 12 months, September was the only other month when it occurred.Advertisement As a result, the year-to-date total precipitation is only 73.4 millimetres and since the end of last September it is only 132.4 — compared to the average for the seven month period through April, of 170.1.So for the local farming community, long term drought worries persist, since from the end of last fall’s harvest to the beginning of this year’s spring seeding. When compared to the area norm, the airport station numbers to date show a deficit of almost 38 millimetres — or about an inch and half below average.To further emphasize this year’s El Nino impact in this part of the country one only need go a little further north to Dawson City — where the Yukon River break-up occurred at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday. The earliest the river has let go since record keeping began in 1896, and only the tenth time in 120 years the river at Dawson has flowed freely in April.last_img read more

PSG lure in fans with escape games

first_imgIn early December, club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi took his squad to pose for the cameras with Mickey and Minnie the day after PSG beat Lille, and just as the Most Valuable Player at the Super Bowl did for many years, they went to Disneyland to celebrate.Now, the club has turned its stadium Parc des Princes into a theme park, hosting an “immersive” escape game called “Inside PSG” on non-matchdays into at least April.The idea is not new. Lyon were the first French football club to organise this type of game at a sports venue, but PSG have gone beyond of the classic version of the game — solving puzzles to escape a single room in an hour — by offering “a mission” that visits parts of the Parc usually inaccessible to fans.Moving between the dressing rooms, players’ tunnel and the VIP boxes, competitors have an hour and a half to interrogate some 15 actors playing roles including coach, security chief and official photographer and find a lost object needed for a match that kicks off in 90 minutes.– ‘Sportainment’ –Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar poses for photos during his presentation to the fans at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, on August 5, 2017 © AFP/File / JACQUES DEMARTHON“Inside PSG” is the latest effort in a series of marketing operations targeted at culture and entertainment.It comes after a partnership with the Rolling Stones, which allowed the club to sell PSG merchandise using the group’s famous “tongue and lip” logo, a “Justice League” promo which paired Neymar with Batman and Kylian Mbappe with the Flash, the creation of a PSG e-Sports team and the appearance of a redesigned club shirt on the catwalk of street couture label Koche during Paris Fashion Week.“The idea is to cover the areas that interest everyone,” Fabien Allegre, PSG’s director of marketing and brand development, told AFP.He said he hopes to use the game to attract families “who don’t know PSG but tomorrow could become fans of the club.”“When you want to become a global brand you have to enlarge your scope and do anything that others either won’t allow themselves to do because of their history or cannot do because they don’t have the good luck to have Paris in their name or the Eiffel Tower in their logo,” he said.“They want to show that PSG is not just a sports club but also entertainment,” said Pierre-Henri Londner, co-founder of Team Break, the company that created the PSG game.Is there a risk that this strategy of “sportainment” and the effort to “recruit” beyond the frontiers of football will offend traditional fans, notably PSG’s infamous ultras?“To do it without alienating existing fans it can’t become pure entertainment, but that balance is extremely difficult to achieve,” Frank Pons, director of the International Observatory of Sports Management at Laval University in Montreal, told AFP.– Fair Play –Although the club no longer runs tours of the Parc, PSG has found a way to avoid relying simply on match days for revenue and “make the stadium profitable 365 days a year”, said Pons.“In accessing a new ‘fan base’, they are going to look for other types of income that they don’t have at the moment,” Pons said.Allegre says that the strategy is a logical response to the outlay on players Al-Khelaifi undertook in the summer and looked towards Barcelona, who attracted more than 1.7 million visitors to their stadium in 2015.“We are lucky enough to have a president who has invested heavily this summer and we must also respond with revenue growth,” he said.When you look at the queue for stadium tours at Barcelona, that’s something important in the club’s business-plan.”Allegre said he hopes to attract “50,000 to 60,000” customers “in a first run of 60 dates”. With tickets costing 22 euros ($26.50) for children and 27 euros for adults, and 12 sessions a day, “Inside PSG” could generate more than one million euros of revenues.Will that give a little push to the club’s finances as it races to present a budget in the spring that is in line with European football governing body UEFA’s Financial Fair Play requirements?“It can’t hurt,” says Allègre.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (C) arrives to watch the French Ligue 1 match between Rennes and PSG, in Rennes, on December 16, 2017 © AFP/File / LOIC VENANCEPARIS, France, Jan 4 – Paris Saint-Germain are making the idea that football is part of the entertainment industry central to their strategy as they strive to become a “global brand” and attract new fans.In pursuit of the worldwide ambitions of their Qatari owners, PSG are not just recruiting global football stars such as Neymar, but are also multiplying partnerships outside sport and moving into music, fashion, cinema, e-Sport and even “escape games”.last_img read more

KCB RFC to face Kabras in Kenya Cup final

first_imgWinger Jacob Ojee was critical in his side’s defense at he halted Impala’s attack in the first half with two try saving tackles.Kabrsas Sugar Max Adaka leads chance for the ball against Homeboyz players. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAA penalty against Impala in their 22 saw Darwin Mukidza drill in three points for his side to take an early lead.With less than ten minutes to play in the first half, KCB landed their first try in the match off a maul, conversion sailing wide. The scores would remain 8-0 till the breather.A penalty against KCB saw Mark Kwemoi’s attempt at a penalty kick sail wide denying them any points on the scoreboard.KCB extended their lead as Michael Wanjala quickly sprint past two Impala defenders in their five and landed KCB’s second try; Mukidza booting in the twos.Scores remained 15-0 to full time which saw KCB secure their second consecutive Kenya Cup final.Kabras Sugar Philip Wokorach celebrates win against Homeboyz. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAVisiting Kabras Sugar avenged their 30-12 regular season defeat to Menengai Cream Homeboyz, breaking away to a 29-13 result after the sides were tied 7-7 at the break.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000KCB RFC are unbeaten this season will face Kabras in the finalNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 17 – KCB RFC and Kabras Sugar set up a repeat of last year’s final after emerging from the Kenya Cup semis victors.Defending champions KCB ended a three year wait for Kenya Cup victory over Resolution Impala Saracens, defeating them 15-0 at the KCB Sports Club in Ruaraka. They led 8-0 at half time.last_img read more


first_imgRAPIST: JOSEPH MCCABEBREAKING NEWS: A rapist whose presence for two weeks in west Donegal left a community in fear has left the county – and handed himself back to the PSNI.Joseph McCabe, pictured in this PSNI photograph, was in breach of the conditions on his release from a 14-year sentence for the horrific rape of a 64-year-old woman.He had been living in a caravan in Burtonport before being switched to a house in Dungloe. It’s understood the publicity surrounding his whereabouts and his description led McCabe, 29, to fear for his safety.Vigilantes had been patrolling Dungloe, vowing to protect local people.Earlier today McCabe, who had grown a goatee-beard, drove to a police station in Derry gave himself up.Local people in Burtonport are delighted. “All the publicity on Donegal Daily and all the updates on his whereabouts as well as the patrols must have finally made him realise he couldn’t hide in our community any more,” said one local resident tonight.McCabe had been driving around Donegal with Gardai monitoring his movements.He was in Glenties on Sunday and was stopped by gardai in Letterkenny last week.Violent criminal Casey Morgan, 18, is still on the run but is now believed to be in Dublin. He had been with McCabe in a caravan for the past two weeks. HE’S GONE! RAPIST McCABE HANDS HIMSELF INTO POLICE AFTER FLEEING DUNGLOE was last modified: May 8th, 2013 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:HE’S GONE! RAPIST McCABE HANDS HIMSELF INTO POLICE AFTER FLEEING DUNGLOElast_img read more