Melting Pot: 76ers’ global approach to a roster is working

first_imgMOST READ View comments ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Philadelphia — a melting pot of humanity for more than 300 years — has a basketball team probably as diverse as the city itself. The 76ers, 19-1 in their last 20 games and suddenly looking very much like an NBA Finals contender, will try to close out the Miami Heat and clinch their Eastern Conference opening series when they play host to Game 5 on Tuesday night.About a dozen languages and dialects can be spoken in the 76ers locker room at any time, but clearly, winning is a universal language.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 crown“It’s all basketball, but the true side of how people coach, speak, say, play the game is different,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “And that collection now that I have with everybody is like is a melting pot of all peoples experiences. That equals a team. I mean, I love it. I love the geo-political conversations. I love that diversity on the court, off the court. I enjoy it.”There might be no coach better-suited for this particular gig that Brown, too. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames The poise shows, with the rookie shining in his first playoffs.Embiid, also in his first playoffs and with a mask protecting his surgically repaired face, has handled playing injured with ease. Belinelli has been a steadying force since he got to Philadelphia two months ago. Saric has been doing things in these playoffs that can draw comparisons to what that countrymen Drazen Petrovic and Peja Stojakovic did before him. Ilyasova has been a key player for Philadelphia since getting rescued from Atlanta in February.They all think differently, many learned the game differently, and the backgrounds are wildly different.But it works.A record 62 players from 33 countries were on playoff rosters across the NBA this season, and no one had more of them than Philadelphia — the 76ers have seven international guys with them for the postseason, matching Utah for the league lead.“My English isn’t that good, Dario’s isn’t that good, but we try to be a great group,” Belinelli said. “And we are. We go to dinner all together, we spend a lot of time together in the locker room after practice. It’s just part of the work, I think. Having all these guys from different parts of the world, it’s a good thing.”Brown, a coach in three Olympics, couldn’t agree more.“This global instinct and sort of global feeling that we have in Philadelphia interests me very much,” Brown said. “I embrace it. For me, it’s another layer of why I enjoy coaching this team.” Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He spent nearly two decades living overseas, spending most of that time coaching in Australia before getting hired by the San Antonio Spurs — another franchise that has found championship ingredients from all over the world — back in 2002. Brown went to Philadelphia in 2013, took loss after loss after loss for his first four seasons when The Process was playing itself out, and now is reaping the rewards.The 76ers are young. They’re brash. They’re fearless. And they’re legit.“A lot of the guys growing up overseas, we have that European style of play,” Simmons said. “It’s a lot different than the U.S. style.”Simmons is still a kid, in the NBA sense. He’s 21. But he’s already seen the world with a basketball in hand: He’s played all over Australia, represented his country in Lithuania at the FIBA World U17 Championships as a 15-year-old, ended up going to high school in Florida and spent his lone year of college at LSU.“I’ve seen a lot,” Simmons said. “I’ve played everywhere.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Common goal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES FILE – From left are file photos showing members of the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team. Philadelphia’s six leading scorers so far in the playoffs, in order, from left: Ben Simmons, Australia; Dario Saric, Croatia; Joel Embiid, Cameroon; JJ Redick, U.S.; Marci Belinelli, Italy and Ersan Ilyasova, Turkey. Philadelphia–a melting pot of humanity for more than 300 years—has a basketball team probably as diverse as the city itself. (AP Photo/File)MIAMI — Philadelphia’s six leading average scorers so far in the playoffs, in order are: Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, Joel Embiid, JJ Redick, Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova.Their homelands: Australia, Croatia, Cameroon, the United States, Italy and Turkey.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentlast_img read more

WATCH: Tequila! Delirious Mexicans party outside South Korean embassy

first_imgVideos posted on social media also showed ambassador Kim Sang-il sharing a bottle of tequila with fans and jumping up and down as the crowd partied outside the embassy, chanting “Korean brother, now you’re Mexican”.The embassy was bombarded by phone calls thanking South Koreans, Yonhap news agency said, including one from Mexico’s undersecretary for foreign affairs.READ: South Korea ends World Cup with mixed feelingsMexican finance minister Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya also called his counterpart in Seoul to thank South Korea, Seoul’s finance ministry said, promising to treat him to a meal at the next G20 finance ministers’ meeting.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next One last tweet about Byoung-jin Han: that tequila shot he took while wearing a Mexico jersey lent to him by a fan? Another fan @sebasaspe passed this along: pic.twitter.com/JtCAe8390y— James Wagner (@ByJamesWagner) June 27, 2018Ecstatic Mexican fans besieged the South Korean embassy in their capital to celebrate with diplomats after the Asian team stunned Germany at the World Cup and ensured Mexico’s progress to the last 16 in Russia.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 crownMexicans watched in horror as their side were thumped 3-0 in Yekaterinburg, leaving them keeping a nervous eye on the match between Germany and South Korea about 500 miles (800 kilometers) to the west in Kazan.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 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But Mexico City exploded with joy when South Korea scored two injury-time goals to eliminate the defending world champions in a huge upset.Hundreds of Mexican fans mobbed the South Korean embassy to chant “We are all Koreans!” as one lifted the consul general Han Byoung-jin onto his shoulders.Re: Korea defeating Germany, thus allowing Mexico to progress to the next round–this video of Mexican fans bumrushing the Korean embassy in Mexico City to thank the ambassador personally, and forcing him to down tequila shots is so beautiful and perfect 😂 #KORGER pic.twitter.com/E1GeZCRrlK— Very Stable Genius (@Rantaramic) June 27, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PVL stint a key building block for NU Lady Bulldogs Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees READ: Mexican fans celebrate South Korea’s victory over Germany View commentslast_img read more

UG social work class honoured for domestic violence advocacy

first_imgThe University of Guyana’s class of 2014-2016 Social Work diploma students was honoured for their role to eradicate social ills in the society. They received an award at the first ever Guyana Social Work Practitioners and Educators Conference, held Thursday and Friday at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre at Liliendaal, Georgetown.Demonstrating Leadership: From left, Shelisa Camacho-Khan, Kimberly Conway, Shanice Edwards, Jonmal Johnson, Barbara Thomas-Holder (Lecturer), Nickesha BacchusThe social work students were awarded for “demonstrating leadership in advocating for the eradication of social ills within the Guyanese society.”According to the media release, the award followed a walkathon and rally against domestic violence held on June 25. The walkathon’s PRO Anil Persaud had explained that the event was timely, given the prevalence of domestic violence throughout the country.“Some of us may not know much about the issue and it’s complexities but what we all do know is that domestic violence is unacceptable and it must end if we are to see the brighter future everyone dreams of,” he had noted.The walkathon was held under the theme, “Stop Domestic Violence: Preserve the family and Humanity.” And the initiative was executed in collaboration with the Social Protection Ministry and included the support of NAMILCO (National Milling Company), St Joseph Mercy Hospital and the Civil Defence Commission.last_img read more

Senior Flyers get ready for 2018/2019 with training camps

first_img Wednesday Sept 26, 2018 at the Dunvegan Motor Inn in Fairview a 7pm. GM’s and Coaches will discuss the upcoming season. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Senior Flyers are getting ready for their 40th anniversary and will hold training camps starting October 1, 2018.The Senior Flyers regular season NPHL play will start near the end of October.  Earlier this month the club also announced they would be hosting the Coy Cup at the North Peace Arena in March 2019.Any new players interested in playing for the team, are asked to contact Lee Hartman, General Manager at (250) 261-9865 in advance to register for insurance purposes.- Advertisement -Training camp dates and times are as follows:Monday, October 1st at 7:45-9:00 PMWednesday, October 3rd at 9:15-10:30 PMWednesday, October 10th at 9:15-10:30 PMMonday, October 15 at 7:45-9:00 PMWednesday, October 17 at 9:15-10:30 PMAll of the above dates will be at the North Peace Arena.  All players must wear full equipment, including a CSA approved helmet with visor and earpieces.The NPHL will hold a meeting on Wednesday at the Dunvegan Motor Inn in Fairview.  The team general managers and coaches will be in attendance to discuss the upcoming season. The 2018/2019 NPHL schedule will be released after that meeting.Advertisementlast_img read more

As clocks turn back, Peace Region and Fort Nelson align with Alberta’s time

first_imgAs Alberta goes off of Daylight Savings Time, Fort St. John will be on the same time as Calgary – in the Mountain Standard Time Zone.When Daylight Savings comes back just before next Spring, we go onto the same time as Vancouver and the rest of BC springs forward. On Sunday, November 1st, Daylight Savings Time comes to an end and the time will be changing in many different places, but not here in the Peace Region.Communities in the Peace Region don’t observe Daylight Savings Time, and remain on Mountain Standard Time.Fort Nelson joined them this year, and is staying on MST year-round, as well.- Advertisement -Randy McLean, City Manager for the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality said they had a plebiscite during the last municipal election in November 2014.“During that time, over 75% of the community voted in favour of staying on permanent daylight savings time rather than switching back and forth,” he said.As time changes in many places, things can get confusing when the rest of Canada remains on Daylight Standard Time and constantly shift back and forth between hours.Advertisementlast_img read more

LYIT RANKED 16TH OUT OF TOP 21 UNIVERSITIES BY SUNDAY TIMES

first_imgLetterkenny Institute of Technology has been ranked 16th out of a list of Ireland’s top 21 universities – down two places from its position last year.The LYIT campusTrinity College Dublin (TCD) is the top ranked university in The Sunday Times Good University Guide league table, published tomorrow, September 28.The 13th annual edition of the guide sees Trinity maintain its position as the best of Ireland’s seven universities, while Dublin IT is the top Institute of Technology, ranking eighth overall. The information is contained in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015, a 16-page supplement published free with the newspaper tomorrow.LYIT shows a graduate employment rate of 88%, Firsts/2:1s of 56% and a completion rate of 83% of courses.The rankings of all of the top eight institutions remain unchanged, although within the six performance indicators which make up an institution’s ranking there is considerable movement year on year with sharp variations in performance between colleges.Amongst institutions included in the league table, the graduate employment ranking is topped by the University of Limerick – The Sunday Times University of the Year – jointly with IT Tallaght with just 5% of graduates still seeking work nine months after leaving. This compares to a rate almost four times higher (18%) at Athlone IT. Trinity’s unemployment rate of 6% ranks the university fifth on this measure, but TCD builds up an unassailable lead in the overall table with a strong performance across all measures. It recruits the best qualified students, who amass an average 508 Leaving Certificate points each. They go on to achieve more firsts and 2:1s (74%) than students at any other institution.University College Cork tops the research rankings earning more from research per head of academic staff than any other institution. Competitive research funding of more than €78m amounts to more than €111,800 per head of staff, comfortably more than both University College Dublin (€104,855) and TCD (€97,853) in second and third place respectively.Dublin IT has comfortably the best completion rate of any third level institution in Ireland with 92% of students who enrolled in 2008 graduating by summer 2013. The next best performance sees 85% of students complete their studies at Galway-Mayo IT – the Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year – and IT Carlow, last year’s IT of the Year winner. IT Sligo has the lowest completion rate, standing at just 70%.The overall table is ranked on six performance measures: the average Leaving Certificate points needed for entry, course completion rates, the proportion of top degrees awarded, graduate job prospects, the income generated from research and staffing levels. Three of the indicators are shown in the table above.The Sunday Times Good University Guide is now in its 13th year of publication. It provides the definitive rankings for Irish third-level institutions, together with profiles of each institution and a view from students of what it is like to study there. It also contains the first full listing of 2015 courses and the first round entry points needed to access these courses from the recently-completed 2014 admissions cycle. The online edition available at www.thesundaytimes.ie/gooduniversityguide features fully searchable tables on each of the measures on which institutions are ranked, together with profiles of each. LYIT RANKED 16TH OUT OF TOP 21 UNIVERSITIES BY SUNDAY TIMES was last modified: September 27th, 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:donegalLYITSunday Timeslast_img read more

DONEGAL PUTS ROAD SAFETY INTO A PREMIER POSITION

first_imgWinner and Runners up of Road Safety Art Competition with Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer, Fran Gavin FAI, John Campbell, Finn Harps.Bailey Coyle Mitchell, Ciara Sayers Montgomery, Cian O’Hagan, Daniel McCallion, Aibhe McMenamin, Niamh Jones, Maggie Gallagher.Finn Harps Football Club and the Donegal Road Safety Working Group announced the winners in their recent Primary School Road Safety Art competition. The competition was open to all Primary Schools in the county and attracted over 650 entries.The winning drawing was submitted by Cian O’Hagan from Scoil an Linbh Iosa, Carrigans. The winning art work will feature as an advertising hoarding promoting Road Safety in Finn Park for the 2016 season. The presentation of prizes took place at Finn Harps first home game of the new Premier season against Derry City at a packed Finn Park. Finn Harps won the game 2 -1 and all the winners present had a great evening as guests of Finn Harps.Donegal Road Safety Officer, Brian O’Donnell, praised all the schools for their participation in this Road Safety initiative.He said, “I would like to thank all the schools for getting behind this exciting competition. We had over 650 entries and this is a testimony to the good work of our schools in understanding the importance and need to promote road safety to our young people.“I wish to congratulate all the winners and particularly acknowledge the contribution of schools around the county in helping us make the roads of Donegal a safer place for all road users.” The runner up prizes went to –Ciara Sayers Montgomery, Ballymore N.S., Ballymore, Portnablagh, Dunfanaghy. Bailey Coyle Mitchell, St.Baithin’s N.S., St.Johnston. Aibhe McMenamin, Scoil an Choimin, Cloghan. Niamh Jones, St.Peter’s N.S., Mountcharles. Daniel McCallion, St.Mura’s N.S., Tooban, Burnfoot. Maggie Gallagher, Scoil na Léibe, Aranmore IslandThe caption for photos is Photo 1 – Brian O’Donnell, Donegal County Council Road Safety Officer, John Campbell, Finn Harps,Cian O’Hagan, Scoil an Linbh Íosa, Carrigans, Winner and Fran Gavin, FAI Director of Competitions.Pic by Clive Wasson.DONEGAL PUTS ROAD SAFETY INTO A PREMIER POSITION was last modified: March 8th, 2016 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:Donegal County Councilfinn harpsroad safetylast_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgWHITTIER – Local host families are being sought to host foreign exchange students through the STS Foundation, a nonprofit student exchange program based in Arizona. The foundation has been placing foreign exchange students in the United States for 20 years. Two students are available to be placed in Whittier – Fei Wang, a 17-year-old A-student from China who likes to play volleyball and sing; and Linus, a 16-year-old from Sweden who loves nature, is an avid birdwatcher and takes part in activities to protect the environment. Families interested in either student should call Lillian at (800) 522-4678, or contact her by e-mail at lillian@stsfoundation.org. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Teen center sets Hawaiian luau LA MIRADA – The Basement Teen Center is holding a Hawaiian luau party for students in grades nine to 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. June 9 in the La Mirada Resource Center, 13710 La Mirada Blvd. Students are invited to attend and enjoy music, games, food and prizes. Tickets are $5 and $3 for basement passholders. For more information, call (562) 943-7277. Street Beats at Community Gym LA MIRADA – The city’s upcoming Family Friday’s event will feature Street Beats, a street drumming show, from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. June 9 at the La Mirada Community Gym, 15105 Alicante Road. Street Beats is a high- impact drum show that uses various gadgets as instruments and allows the audience to find music in unusual ways. For more information, call (562) 902-2398. Home fix-up loans now available LA MIRADA – Homeowners looking to renovate their properties can apply for a home improvement loan through the city to assist with home improvements. The loans are designed to assist low- to moderate- income homeowners and provide for deferred rehabilitation loans of up to $30,000 at an interest rate of 3 percent. Loans can be used to correct code violations and/or repair deteriorating conditions of the home. Eligibility is determined by total gross income of the household. For more information, contact the city’s housing technician at (562)943-0131. Entries are due for photo contest LA MIRADA – Entries for the quarterly La Mirada photo contest are due Thursday. Professional and amateur photographers are eligible to submit photographs taken in La Mirada. Contest entrants must fill out an entry form and waiver for each photograph and submit up to three photos. There will be age divisions in each category. Photos should be delivered to City Hall, 13700 La Mirada Blvd. Photos can also be delivered to any city facility. For more information, call (562) 943-0131. – From staff reports160Want 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

SUPPORT FOR SPORTS SHOP WORKERS AS ELVERYS GOES INTO EXAMINERSHIP

first_imgThe jobs of a number of workers in Elvery’s Sports Stores in Letterkenny and Donegal Town hang in the balance after the appointment of an examiner.Elvery’s Sport Shop in LetterkennyThe Sinn Féin EU candidate for the Midlands Northwest constituency, Matt Carthy, has voiced his support for workers.Carthy said Elverys Sports is Ireland’s oldest sports retailer, is fully Irish-owned and employs 700 people across 23 counties. “There are two branches in County Donegal – in Letterkenny and in Donegal town and every effort must be made to save the jobs in these branches.“Workers in Elverys are unsurprisingly concerned for their future despite communications from the examiner that jobs will be “protected at all costs”.“Saving all 700 of these jobs must be of the utmost priority in any deal.“NAMA took the decision to seek the appointment of the examiner. While NAMA’s overriding commercial objective is to generate the best achievable financial return for the taxpayer, its work must also contribute to employment and economic recovery and to the achievement of broader social and economic policy objectives. “The saving of 700 jobs and the creation of a healthy Irish business, sustainable into the future, must be central to the achievement of these goals.“I support the Elverys workers in their fight to hold on to their jobs and livelihoods.” SUPPORT FOR SPORTS SHOP WORKERS AS ELVERYS GOES INTO EXAMINERSHIP was last modified: March 10th, 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:donegalElverys Sport Shopexaminershiplast_img read more

PSG out to maintain record start to Ligue One

first_img Tags: French Ligue 1top PSG have won all their opening nine Ligue One gameParis Saint Germain’s trailblazing commencement to the French Ligue One current season continues in earnest when they host newcomers Amiens at Stade de France on Saturday afternoon.Thomas Tuchel’s reigning champions have won all nine league games to date, scoring an average of 3.5 goals per match.The Parisians laid down a marker in their final outing before the international break by dismissing Bruno Genesio’s talented Olympique Lyon side 5-0, despite playing three quarters of the match with ten men.Les Bleus starlet Kylian Mbappe Lottin poached four goals on the night to become the first teenager to bag a Ligue One quadruple in almost half a century.Mbappe’s four-goal haul catapulted him to the summit of the goal scorers chart with eight goals, the same as record signing Neymar Jr. The lethal pair are also locked at a continent leading goals involvement with eleven apiece.Strike partner Edinson Cavani’s five goals mean PSG are Europe’s most dangerous attacking outfit.Surprise package Lille defend second place when they visit struggling Dijon.Lille boast an effective striking triumvirate of their own that features Jonathan Bamba, Jonathan Ikone and Nicolas Pepe, who between them have helped the side from Northern France tame all comers.Ligue One action gets underway on Friday night with Lyon hosting newly promoted Nimes at Parc Olympique Lyon.Bruno Genesio’s side is blighted by inconsistence, interspersing memorable results like the 4-2 victory over Marseille with a 0-1 reverse at home to Nice.Genesio can however count on the mercurial form of Nabil Fekir, Terguy Ndombele and Bertrand Traore to take all three points off Nimes.Another match to look out for is the Sunday southern France derby between Nice and Marseille. Patrick Vieira’s Nice are blowing hot and cold but in Alain Saint Maxim boast one of Ligue One’s brightest prospects.Marseille’s effort will be led by Les Bleus stars Dmitri Payet, Steve Mandanda and Florian Thauvin.Elsewhere, France World Cup legend Thierry Henry begins his tenure as Monaco coach with a tricky trip to Strasbourg.Though Henry knows his way around Ligue One, having won the title with his paymasters as a 17-year-old, Monaco lie precariously in the relegation zone.Henry is thus required to quickly find a winning formula.FRIDAY:Olympique Lyon v NimesSATURDAY:Paris St Germain v AmiensReims v AngersCaen v GuingampNantes v ToulouseDijon v Lille MetropoleStrasbourg v MonacoSUNDAY:Montpellier v BordeauxNice v Olympique MarseilleSaint Etienne v RennesComments last_img read more