Markelle Fultz (right) with NBA commissioner Adam Silver (left) after being drafted first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers during the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 22, 2017 in New York City. (AFP FILE PHOTO)Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz, the top pick in last June’s NBA draft, will be sidelined indefinitely with the right shoulder injury that has hindered him this season, the Sixers said on Sunday.The 76ers said Fultz would be re-evaluated in three weeks.ADVERTISEMENT San Miguel seals its twin towers It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Fultz was seen by several shoulder specialists, who found a scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder but no structural damage to the joint.Fultz had already changed the mechanics of his free throw shooting in a bid to solve the problem.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut his play has suffered and he averaged just six points and 2.3 rebounds in four games, before missing Philadelphia’s last two.He had averaged 23.3 points in his lone college season with the University of Washington. /kga
Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Chaiwalla, though, knows how frustrated his team was especially with how close they got from crashing the top three.UST’s coach even likened their scenario to the one National University experienced in Season 80 when its four-year reign was snapped.“I feel that what we’re feeling right now is the same thing that NU felt last year,” said Chaiwalla. “We’re much hungrier, we’re going to make sure we will be back. We’re really going to make sure.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal For head coach Mark Chaiwalla, who led UST to the silver medal in Season 80, the public outcry was the consolation they need after narrowly missing out on the podium for Season 81.“I’m okay with it because after the performance I was really happy just with the performance itself,” said Chaiwalla after everything settled down at Mall of Asia Arena. “I was telling them that ‘guys it’s okay,’ because the performance itself could already speak for us and the Thomasian community was happy for us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Salinggawi Dance Troupe performed with a diva-inspired routine that became an early favorite among the 20,117 spectators inside the venue since UST was slotted in at third in the order of performers.UST finished off its routine with a tribute to Beyonce with the words “Diva Santo Tomas” emblazoned on long pieces of cloth that wrapped around one of the dancers. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Warriors’ Green out against Mavericks with sprained toe Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt took the most miniscule of points for University of Santo Tomas from entering the podium in one electric UAAP Season 81 Cheerdance Competition.The UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe failed to enter the top three after tallying 638 points, just 0.5 points less than bronze medalist Adamson University, and that tiny error became the talking point of nearly thousands of social media users that watched the event on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title
Emerging oil industryAlthough Guyana is set to begin producing commercial quantities of oil in 2020, the Opposition believes Government is placing too much of its focus on that emerging sector and forgetting about the other productive sectors in the local economy that continue to provides hundreds of jobs to Guyanese.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is of the firm belief that if this trend continues, Guyana’s future will be squandered.Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo“I am always hopeful that we would make a lot of money from the oil and gas industry. I said that in Parliament but I cannot think about a serious Government that will risk our entire future on the hope of an industry that is so volatile,” he remarked.Jagdeo said that this is main reason why he has referred to Government as having a “banana republic” mentality, where heavy focus is placed on one single sector, neglecting all of the industries, similarly to what happened in Central America, where the term was coined.“Trotman should be ashamed of himself. He is only looking good because he has two sectors that were left by the People’s Progressive Party (the oil sector and the two new big gold mines). He got a gift more than most of the Ministers to look good and he is still screwing it up. So my point is that this is what they are doing,” he added.According to Jagdeo, who is a trained economist, oil prices can move for various reasons and while major oil companies like ExxonMobil may have a better forecast about the future, nobody knows for certain what the price would be like in 2020 and if Guyana will benefit abundantly.The former Head of State explained that oil prices move in what he described as “short-term” and is not necessarily dependent on supply and demand. As a matter of fact, he said the market is fickle.“If its US$300 we can move faster but at US$50 we still have to move forward, because if we neglect the reasons for moving forward at US$50 per barrel with the hope that we are going to spend at US$300 barrel, then we are misleading people. And that’s what I’m trying to get a sense of realism.”The Opposition Leader pointed to other experiences in the world, stating that even the largest producers of oil are facing tough times, while making reference to neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago. That island country is currently experiencing a financial crisis due to the collapse of the global oil and gas market.While he was not prepared to give an estimate of what the prices of oil could possibly be in 2020, Jagdeo said he would approach the issue twofold. He said that resources from the oil and gas sector should not be included in the performance of other sectors of the economy.“Most countries don’t do this. They don’t separate national statistics and so when oil is ascending the other sectors tend to decline because of what I explained with the changes in relative prices. You will have every time, a decline in the non-oil sector and it is reported in the accounts that come to the National Assembly, and people will question it,” he said.The Opposition Leader also emphasised the need for focus to be placed on labour intensive sectors such as mining, rice and sugar so that they continue to operate and be buoyant.“The oil investment will bring in a few hundred jobs and every year we graduate tens of thousands of students from university, but we have to take a dual approach. But the way they (Government) are talking about oil, everything is surrounding this.”Guyana is all set to join the ranks of the world’s major oil-based economies, as ExxonMobil charges forward on a project to capitalise on the largest oil find in over a decade.ExxonMobil had discovered a massive oil field measuring about 6.6 million acres earlier this year, with reserves estimated up to two billion barrels. When production begins in 2020, some 120,000 barrels of oil will be produce per day.
She says she wants to know what’s stopping the Province from building a two-story complex in the same location. She says it feels like the seniors are being blackmailed, into either taking the project or leaving it.Meanwhile, Mayor Bruce Lantz says the piece of land isn’t the only land in the city. He says he wants to take what the city can get right now.[asset|aid=1416|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=42f03b6519d97a8dd97d82eacb987a3e-Lantz- seniors housing 2_1_Pub.mp3]The decision stems after the Provincial Government announced in April that the city would be receiving funding for the project. Lantz says he was in negotiations, to see if the province would buy the land from the city.Advertisement He says the province wasn’t willing to purchase the land, but the cost of the land transfer and site cleanup will be borne by the Ministry of Housing and Development.Councilors also decided on Monday night, that the city will host a public meeting on the matter, to discuss the new housing complex with the community. Fort St. John will be welcoming a new seniors housing complex on 9804-106th Avenue.City Council decided on Monday night to transfer the property for one dollar to the Ministry of Housing and Social Development to construct seniors and disabled housing. The modular housing will be constructed early next year.It will consist of up to ten units, and accommodate up to 35 people.- Advertisement -However, Councilor Larry Evans says many seniors he had talked to, were not in favor of the new housing complex. He says seniors want more housing on that piece of land.[asset|aid=1415|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=42f03b6519d97a8dd97d82eacb987a3e-Evans- senior housing 1_1_Pub.mp3]President of Save Our Northern Seniors, Jean Leahy, says she doesn’t support the project. She says the city has a lot of power with the Provincial Government, and it could pressure the government to receive more housing.Advertisement
Global T20 Canada…Roddy EstwickCoach of the West Indies ‘B’ team Roddy Estwick is brimming with high confidence his team will continue to dominate proceedings at the ongoing and inaugural Global T20 Canada tournament as they head into the second stage, Tuesday.After topping the points table with eight points from five matches, the former Barbadian speedster is very optimistic the players can churn out more triumphant performances.West Indies “B” won four successive games before their winning streak was stopped by Chris Gayle-led side Vancouver Knights on Sunday at the tournament’s venue, Maple Leaf ground, King City, Toronto.The Caribbean boys will engage with Montreal Tigers, who ended up at the bottom of the points table in the six-team competition, which began on June 28 and will conclude July 15 with championship fixture.“I [am] proud of the performances so far; we came in as the ‘underdogs’, but the guys are proving everyone wrong; obviously, as a young team there is still room for improvements but every game is a learning experience,” Estwick revealed.In the first match, West Indies “B” defeated Montreal Tigers by two wickets while they beat Edmonton Royals by three wickets the next game. They continued to be prolific in every department of their game having trounced Winnipeg Hawks by nine wickets and then thrashed Toronto Nationals by a handsome eight-wicket margin. The loss against Knights was a 35-run margin.“I think those four games were great to see the players just went out there and played their natural game; this is a talented bunch of guys and I am not too surprise of their impact so I am confident they will continue to do well “Estwick, who featured in 20 first-class matches ranging from 1983 to 1986, commented.Skipper Anthony Bramble also spoke enthusiastically about his team outstanding run and is understandably upbeat about of them getting to the final and ultimately win the championship at the historical event. The first prize is a trophy and US$500, 000.“I think we are playing good and we will maintain that; we have to stay focused because at the other stage the competition will be stiffer,” the Guyanese first-class wicketkeeper/batsman related.Bramble further stated that the level of dynamism in the camp is astounding as well and everyone is motivated to create a huge impression.Meanwhile, the other teams competing in round two, second-place team Knights will confront fifth-place side Toronto Nationals while third-place team Edmonton Royals will do battle with fourth-place Winnipeg Hawks before Qualifier 1 starts on Thursday. (Ravi Madholall)
Swan Football Team, with a number of players drawn from Swan’s Under-15 and Under-18 teams, firmly withstood a spirited challenge to demolish St Cuthbert’s Mission in a three-way competition that would see the winner being selected to represent Region Four in the 2018 Heritage Football Competition.Swan goal scorers: Eran Hussain, Mellon Joseph, Ishmael Pulsram and Edson WilliamsIn a match reminiscent of the biblical youth David taking on the colossal Goliath, the well uniformed Swan team took on the St Cuthbert’s Team in an encounter played out at the St Cuthbert’s Mission ground; and evidently, a number of older players were in the St Cuthbert’s lineup.Swan opened the scoring in the eleventh minute through Eran Hussain, who skilfully dribbled three St Cuthbert’s players before sending the ball rocketing into the net with a solid right foot kick.St Cuthbert’s had a perfect opportunity to level the score four minutes later through a penalty taken by Lorenzo Clenkian, but Clenkian kicked the ball way over the cross bar, messing up his team’s chances.However, 23 minutes into the game, St Cuthbert’s equalised when Zack Ferreira stunned the Swan goalkeeper with a terrific bolt of lightning that exploded at the back of the Swan net.Playing a better game, Swan scored their second goal in the 31st minute when Mellon Joseph did the honours, and they held on to the one goal lead until half time.In the second-half play, in the 53rd minute, Swan increased their goals through Ishmael Pulsram.St Cuthbert’s Mission goal scorers: Zack Ferreira and Leo EvansThen in the 57th minute, Edson Williams added his lot to the Swan tally, making the scoresheet read 4-1 in favour of Swan.But a determined St Cuthbert’s Mission team was evidently determined to reduce the score, and was able to remind of their presence in the 59th minute through Leo Evans. Thus the final whistle blew with the score reading 4-2 in Swan’s favour.Coach and manager of the Swan Football Team, Andre Gonsalves, expressed satisfaction at his team’s triumph. He noted that the players stuck to their original game plan of seeking to control the ball while looking for opportunities to score.“I think we may have missed about two or three scoring opportunities; but, overall, we played very well, and it is reflective in the results,” he said.Gonsalves expressed confidence that his team would win the play-off, thus earning the right to represent Region Four at the National Heritage Competition.“This is our first year playing in the competition, as we pulled out last year before the play-offs owing to what we termed unprofessional and unsportsmanlike behaviour of some of the players representing other teams. However, thus year we are here, and I can assure you that while we are fielding a young team, the guys are very determined to win this playoff,” Gonsalves declared.St Cuthbert’s Mission will now play Laluni Football team, with the winner playing Swan in the final for the opportunity to represent Region Four at the National Heritage Games slated for this weekend in Georgetown.
But as the Cats (18-13) prepared to inbound the ball under the Knights’ basket, two players tripped over each other’s feet and fell down as the pass sailed out of bounds, untouched. Ontario Christian (24-5) inbounded successfully, and made enough free throws to win the game. “I couldn’t believe it,” Kaiser coach Bill Hughes said. “They both tripped and fell backward, but the ball was already in the air. “I don’t care what everybody, all the reporters say. Big school or small school, it takes 10 good players, and they have some good ones.” Brummel said he told his players in the huddle that they just needed to “do it right once” in regards to an inbounds play. The Knights did what their coach told them, while Kaiser’s fundamentals lapsed in crucial moments. OCHS made 15 of its 23 free throws; the Cats missed 10 free throws. Shooting 33 percent from the free-throw line and 33 percent from the field left a hollow feeling in such a close game. Kaiser couldn’t take advantage of a game-high 20 points and 10 rebounds from Daniel Sosa. Ontario Christian was led by Justus Jones (16 points, 12 rebounds, four blocks) and Tyler Vanderzee (eight points, 12 rebounds, five assists). The Cats were 0-for-16 on 3-point attempts and were out-rebounded 46-39. Ontario Christian and Kaiser were grouped together by the CIF’s new redivisioning process, which gives more weight to league success than school size. Kaiser outshot the Knights 42 to 26 percent in the second half, aiding the comeback effort. The Cats had a 9-2 lead early before OCHS went on a 19-2 run. The Knights were able to withstand 19 turnovers. Ontario Christian, playing seven miles from home, enjoyed a distinct advantage in crowd noise. The Knights packed their student section at the sparkling “Thunderdome” and had a group of fans who grew hungrier and hungrier to see their team win a CIF title as the game progressed. By the game’s climax, the gym was roaring. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Not with the CIF-Southern Section Division IV-AA boys basketball title on the line. The Knights won the first section championship in school history Thursday night, beating Kaiser, 53-49, at Colony High School. ONTARIO – It was the most lopsided of matchups, at least by student enrollment numbers. But playing against a school six times its size didn’t seem to matter to Ontario Christian. Photo Gallery: Ontario Christian defeats Kaiser It was the little 440-student private school that came up big when it counted the most. “We talked about how it only takes one game,” Ontario Christian coach Scott Brummel said. “In the end, it’s all about the five guys on the floor.” The second-seeded Knights nearly watched their 14-point fourth-quarter lead disappear. Tenth-seeded Kaiser kept chipping away until the Cats trailed just 51-49 with 16.7 seconds left. Kaiser’s chances at an amazing comeback seemed to increase moments later, when an Ontario Christian player fell down on the ensuing inbounds pass.
In the third installment, coming Friday in Bangkok, Thailand, the authoritative panel is expected to say the world could still head off severe damage if all countries act urgently, with the best policies and technology, to rein in carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping emissions – an improbable scenario. There are signs of movement. In March, the European Union formally committed to at least a 20-percent cut in emissions, below 1990 levels, by 2020. The Democrats newly in control of Congress are pushing for mandatory caps on U.S. emissions. China is talking more seriously about controls. “There’s a lot happening. Whether that translates into a change in negotiating positions is a complicated story,” said Leon Charles, a veteran negotiator for the Caribbean nation of Grenada who will have a lead role in the upcoming talks. The key complication is a “you first” standoff between the United States, on one side, and China and the developing world on the other. President George W. Bush, who is expected to veto any Democratic effort to reduce carbon emissions, rejects the Kyoto Protocol and its mandatory cutbacks, complaining they would hobble the U.S. economy and should have applied to China, India and other industrializing countries that were exempted because they’re poorer. China, meanwhile, isn’t expected to submit to an international regime unless the U.S. takes on a major commitment. It points to the fact that its per-capita emissions of carbon dioxide, byproduct of power plants, automobiles and other fossil fuel-burning sources has stood at less than one-sixth the American per-person emissions. “Prematurely” committing to mandatory cutbacks could keep China from climbing out of its poverty, the Beijing government said in a climate report April 23. The Kyoto pact, a 1997 annex to a 1992 U.N. climate treaty, requires 35 industrialized nations to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by, on average, 5 percent below 1990 levels. The deadline is 2012. But specialists say 50-percent reductions will be needed to stabilize concentrations of the global-warming gases in the atmosphere. The annual U.N. climate conferences – this year’s is in December in Bali, Indonesia – have made no real progress toward turning such deeper cuts into treaty obligations once Kyoto expires. In a discussion forum that’s a sidebar to the conference, government delegates have been talking about narrower, innovative ways for fast-developing countries like China to contribute without committing to blanket, quantified reductions. “They could commit to a certain share of renewables,” that is, a higher proportion of wind, solar or other non-carbon power sources in their energy mix, said Hermann E. Ott of Germany’s Wuppertal Institute, which has conducted in-depth studies of post-Kyoto paths. “You could also think of efficiency standards for electrical appliances,” Ott said, “or measures for certain sectors – for the steel industry, for example.” That non-negotiating forum ends this year. If, as expected, no mandate emerges in Bali to negotiate binding post-Kyoto targets, the U.N. process risks running out of time, given that it will take years to produce a new agreement and win ratification worldwide. That would open a post-2012 gap – a world without carbon-reduction rules – that could wreck the emerging, Europe-centered market in trading carbon allowances among industries.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As scientists’ warnings about global warming heat up, climate negotiators are counting down toward make-or-break talks later this year, hoping for progress on a long-term deal to sharply reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Experts are beginning to fear, however, that as time runs down the best that can be hoped for may be an extension of the relatively weak Kyoto Protocol, due to expire in 2012. The alternative is a world without any carbon-reduction rules at all. The year’s bad news on climate change is coming in installments. In February, a U.N.-sponsored scientific network reported that unabated global warming would produce a far different planet by 2100, including rising seas, drought and other factors. In early April the scientists said animal and plant life were already being disrupted.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Palmdale High School photography students will show their finest images in an exhibit that opens tonight at the Palmdale Playhouse art gallery. The Palmdale High School photography program showcase will feature nearly 60 photos illustrating the diverse techniques of more than two dozen students enrolled in photography classes ranging from basic to advance. The exhibit runs through June 18, with a reception for the artists from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. The reception is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. The photography students were taught by Palmdale High teacher Jim Gardner, who established the school’s photography program 30 years ago. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Gardner says the classes are geared to approach photography as an art, not simply a technical process. He encourages his students to develop the artistry of their photo projects by using both traditional and digital techniques. Admission to the Playhouse gallery is free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours are Tuesdays from noon to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call the Palmdale Playhouse at (661) 267-5684.