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Wizards coach not concerned about timing of Wall’s return

first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “He’s moving in the right direction. He looked good today, with his shooting and his ball-handling and his work that he does on his own,” Brooks said before the Wizards hosted the Minnesota Timberwolves. “I don’t know how many games he will play. We’re just going to wait until we know that he’s ready to play. We’re not desperate. It would be great to have him. I’d love to have him tonight. But that’s not happening. We’re not going to put ourselves in any position that we have to (use) him. We just want to make sure that he’s ready to play.”Wall last played on Jan. 25, and his operation was Jan. 31. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft out of Kentucky had surgery on both of his knees before last season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHe recently has been shooting and is expected to start practicing with his teammates soon.“Eventually, it’s going to turn into contact, whether it’s early next week or not,” Brooks said. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View comments Sevilla ousts Man United from Champions League with 2-1 win Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “They’ve been able to carry on for a long time here without John,” Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said. “They’ve positioned themselves well going down the stretch and I’m sure when John comes back it will be a big plus for the team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) pauses on the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)WASHINGTON — Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks is not entirely sure when All-Star point guard John Wall will return to full-fledged practicing after missing 1½ months so far because of surgery on his left knee.Brooks also doesn’t know how much Wall will get a chance to play before the regular season ends on April 11. But Brooks insisted Tuesday that none of that really matters, so long as Wall eventually does make it back into Washington’s lineup.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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 Wall will not travel with the Wizards for their game at the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, instead staying in Washington with an assistant coach “to get some extra work in,” Brooks said.As in the past when Wall has come back from knee issues, he probably will sit out the second games of back-to-back sets.“I’m assuming that’s going to be the case. That’s usually the case. It’s been the case in the past. We haven’t talked about that yet,” Brooks said. “We just want him to focus on doing his rehab and his on-the-court work and feeling good about himself and hopefully the knee continues to respond the way it has been.”The Wizards have gone 12-7 without Wall during this absence.They entered Tuesday leading the Southeast Division with a 38-29 record.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Balasaheb Thorat is new Maharashtra Congress chief

first_imgThe All India Congress Committee on Saturday approved the appointment of former revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat as president of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee.Mr. Thorat has replaced another political heavyweight, Ashok Chavan, and would be assisted by five other working presidents — Nitin Raut, Basabraj Patil, Vishwajeet Kadam, Yashomati Thakur and Muzaffer Hussain, leaders from the party said.Issuing the appointment order, party general secretary K.C. Venugopal said, “Honourble Congress President has also approved the proposal for the appointment of Shri K.C. Padavi as Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader in the State.” Mr. Thorat, who was born into a farmer family in Sangmner taluka, has served as Minister of Agriculture and as Minister of Revenue, and Khar Lands in the State government.last_img read more

Star sizzles, cruises to F4

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? He saw that in his Hotshots on Wednesday night as they advanced to the Final Four of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup following an 84-69 decision of Rain or Shine.The Hotshots churned the win out of pure desire after struggling in the first 42 minutes at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We went through a battle out there,” Victolero said after his Hotshots left the enemy biting their dust in the last six minutes.Star turned a shaky four-point lead there to commanding bulges that eventually dethroned Rain or Shine. Marc Barroca scored 10 of his 12 points in the final period and helped key the Star breakaway.The victory dramatized how good the Hotshots are defensively after they held Rain or Shine to its lowest point total in the last eight conferences.Not only that, the Hotshots allowed just one player, import Duke Crews, to score in twin digits for the Painters with 12.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “(Our) mental toughness was the key,” he added.Star showed how formidable it could be when things aren’t really working well as it scooted away from a 67-63 game to seal its place in the semifinals against powerhouse San Miguel Beer.“We stayed positive despite bad shooting,” Victolero said. “I just told my players that we would eventually be making our shots, somehow.”The Beermen made short work of Phoenix Petroleum on Tuesday, 115-96, before Barangay Ginebra followed the Beermen to the next round after trampling over GlobalPort, 96-85.Ginebra will have to wait for its semifinal opponent after Meralco forged a KO duel for a Final Four berth by nipping TNT in overtime, 103-100, in the second game.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Star coach Chito Victolero has always preached about the need for mental toughness.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Game 3: BaliPure battles Creamline; Pocari faces Power Smasherscenter_img BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

10 months ago​Fiorentina keeping tabs on Southampton striker Gabbiadini

first_img​Fiorentina keeping tabs on Southampton striker Gabbiadiniby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFiorentina have an interest in Southampton attacker Manolo Gabbiadini.The striker is being linked with a move to Italy in the January transfer window.Gabbiadini has scored 10 goals in 47 games for the Saints since arriving in 2017.And he is not seen as part of new boss Ralph Hasenhuttl’s plans, per the Daily Echo.The new boss even admitted some January transfers may happen.Saints’ boss said in a press conference last week: “We have to keep our eyes open in January.”There can be a few changes in the squad and a few possibilities but first I want a good overview of all the quality I have in my squad.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month ago​Milan derby sets record viewing figures for DAZN

first_imgTagsSerie A NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Milan derby sets record viewing figures for DAZNby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSports streaming subscription platform DAZN has revealed that last Saturday’s Milan derby between Serie A rivals AC and Inter was the most watched game ever on its Italian service, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.DAZN did not disclose how many viewers in Italy tuned into the action but said that figures for the match, which saw Inter win 2-0, surpassed its previous record for a top-flight Italian soccer game set by last season’s fixture between Inter and Juventus.Overall it was a record-breaking weekend for DAZN, which said that it registered more than three million hours of streaming viewed on its Italian platform from 20th to 22nd September.”It was a record-breaking weekend for DAZN,” said Veronica Diquattro, DAZN’s executive vice president for Southern Europe. “The Milan-Inter derby was the most followed event ever on our streaming platform, with excellent feedback in terms of quality. We are very happy with the results, which show how streaming remains the core business of our company.” last_img read more

24 days agoKevin De Bruyne forced out of action at Man City

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kevin De Bruyne forced out of action at Man Cityby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveKevin De Bruyne has been forced out of action at Manchester City.The Sun says he is set to miss two games after a scan on his groin injury.The City midfielder, 28, is out until after the international break later this month and has been ruled out of the weekend clash against Wolves and tonight’s Champions League clash with Dinamo Zagreb.De Bruyne was injured after a heavy tackle from Morgan Schneiderlin and while he was taken off the pitch with ten minutes to play.The former Chelsea star later revealed he was fine, but hasn’t suited up for training since.It’s now expected De Bruyne will be sent for further tests to get the bottom of the problem.The playmaker could also miss Sunday’s game against Wolves – but will then have two weeks to prepare for the trip to Crystal Palace on October 19, thanks to the international break. last_img read more

Punjab CM blames Akalis for scuttling probe into sacrilege incidents

first_imgChandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday blamed the Akalis for “scuttling” the probe into three incidents of desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib and accused them of pressurising the CBI to file closure report in the investigations. During the Zero Hour on the third day of the Monsoon Session of the Punjab Assembly, he held the Akalis responsible for their “failure” to bring the culprits to book. Despite the Akalis’ efforts to “obstruct justice”, his government would take the case to its logical conclusion and ensure justice for the victims, Singh told the Assembly. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ He was responding to AAP legislator Aman Arora who had asked the state government to come clean on the closure report of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Singh asked the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), which was in power in 2015, why it handed over the probe into the sacrilege incidents to the CBI when it had the state police for investigation. “You (Akalis) did not rely on your police and what was the point in giving (the probe) to the CBI,” he asked. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K He accused them of handing over the probe to “delay” the investigation and alleged that they pressured the CBI to submit a “hurried” closure report. Singh alleged that the central agency did not conduct a proper inquiry and deliberately did not make any headway in the case on the directives of then deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal. Amid noisy scenes in the assembly, the chief minister claimed that there had been no investigation into the incidents for three years because of the Akalis. “The CBI had shown an interest in challenging the state’s decision to withdraw three sacrilege cases from it, but then suddenly and inexplicably decided to file its closure report. It is obvious that the agency had acted under political pressure,” he alleged. The agency had filed its closure report last month in a special CBI court in Mohali, giving a clean chit to the accused in the three incidents of desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib in 2015 in Faridkot. The previous SAD-BJP government had handed over the cases to the CBI for probe. One was about the theft of a ‘bir’ (copy) of the holy book from a Burj Jawahar Singh Walagurdwara on June 1, 2015, the second one was putting up of hand-written sacrilegious posters in Bargari and Burj Jawahar Singh Wala on September 25 and the third was the torn pages of the book being found at Bargari on October 12, 2015 in Faridkot. Last year, the Punjab government had issued a notification for withdrawing investigation from the CBI after a resolution was passed in the assembly. The matter was handed over to a special investigation team of the Punjab Police. Singh informed the House that the CBI’s “failure” to make any progress in the investigation had been taken note of by the Punjab and Haryana High Court while reading out a judgement in a case filed by some accused police officers. The court, in its verdict in January, had stated, ” the notification withdrawing the consent is pursuant to resolution passed by the Vidhan Sabha which in clear terms states that the investigation of cases given to CBI needed to be taken back. “Besides, during the course of hearing, this court called for the case diary of the CBI and perused the same. It was evident that investigation in the cases had hardly made any headway,” it said. Earlier, Akalis led by SAD MLA Parminder Singh Dhindsa said the investigation into sacrilege incidents was handed over to the CBI by previous SAD-BJP government on the demand of Sant Samaj, Panthia organisations, the AAP and the Congress. The chief minister directed the advocate general to oppose the closure report in the CBI court, saying the agency had no jurisdiction to file the report in the light of the observations made by the high court, an official spokesperson said. Singh issued the directive on basis of the judicial and legal position shared with him by Advocate General Atul Nanda after a detailed examination of the facts and circumstances preceding the closure report, the spokesperson said.last_img read more

Make sure your holiday budget includes more than just gifts experts say

first_imgOTTAWA — The holiday season comes every year and so too the warnings of overspending, but the consequences of a financial hangover this year are growing compared with just a few years ago.As the Bank of Canada continues to raise its key interest rate target, the cost to borrow using variable-rate loans like home equity lines of credit has climbed higher and is expected to continue to rise next year.“Where we are in a rising interest rate environment, it becomes even more critical to manage your budget effectively,” Jennifer Auld, a district vice-president at TD Canada Trust, says.The holiday season and all of the costs that come with it can be a pricey one and Auld says setting a budget and sticking to it are key to preventing a financial hangover come the new year.Planning your holiday spending means not just budgeting for gifts for loved ones, but also the myriad other holiday expenses.“The first step is really figuring out what your budget is and adding five to 10 per cent to that because things will inevitably pop up over the holidays,” Auld says.She says it means making a list of who you want to buy a gift for and how much you can spend, but it also means planning for the costs of extra entertaining that comes with the holiday season.“I think you can often get caught up in the magic of the season and it is tempting to overspend when you are out shopping, but if you have a dollar value in mind per person when you’re out shopping I think it is easier to stay on track,” she said.Scott Hannah, president and CEO of the Credit Counselling Society, says you need to be realistic about what you can and cannot afford.Hannah says you have to make the choices that are right for you and your family.“You can’t be all things to all people,” he said. “You have to make some choices. You can’t afford to do everything.”Extra spending in the holiday season may include extra lunches or dinners out with friends and co-workers, a babysitter so you can attend a special concert or an extra holiday donation to your favourite charity at the end of the year.“It’s from entertainment, it could be from travelling, it could be additional clothing because you’re going out and entertaining, it could be a number of things,” Hannah said of the debt that people rack up.According to a survey done earlier this year for the Retail Council of Canada, suggested that 65 per cent of Canadians plan to have a firm budget for spending this holiday season.The same survey suggested roughly two-thirds of Canadians plan to spend about the same amount this year as they did last year with the average being $675.Auld says there are a number of money management apps that can help you keep track of what you’ve spent to help stay on budget and help save you from the financial hangover.If you do go over your budget, she says it is key to have a plan to repay your debt as quickly as you can and start preparing yourself for next year.Hannah says if you’re having financial difficulty now, you should seek help ahead of the holiday season rather than waiting until the new year when the holiday bills start to come rolling in.“Nothing is worse than going through the holiday season knowing you’re in debt, you’ve got problems and you’re going to have to face them in the new year,” he said. Craig Wong, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

11 infants admitted with adenovirus infection at Institute of Child Health

first_imgKolkata: As many as 11 babies have been admitted at the Institute of Child Health with adenovirus. Some of them are stated to be in serious condition.According to sources in the hospital, five babies have been kept in ventilation while six others have been undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital. As many as 60-70 children affected with adenovirus have been treated at the hospital for the past two months. Some of the patients died despite best efforts by the doctors. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThere have been some of cases of pneumonia reported in the hospital as well. It has also been learnt that some children and a few elderly patients have been under medication at various hospitals in the city with similar symptoms. Dr Prabhas Prasun Giri, intensivist at the Institute of child Health, said that the babies who have been admitted to the hospital are aged between four months and one year. A large number of patients have been treated in the hospital so far, most of whom have already been released. Adenovirus can be a serious cause when it comes to morbidity and mortality. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAccording to a senior official of the hospital, there is also a crisis of influenza vaccine due to the rising number of viral infection patients in the past two months. There is no proper vaccine for adenovirus and hence the doctors are administering other medicines to the patients. The affected children are developing a lung infection, which eventually leads to pneumonia. Children are more susceptible to the virus due to their low immunity. The infection can spread fast among the children who tend to be in close contact with the affected ones. Earlier, it was difficult to identify the virus. Respiratory problem, sore throat, fever, persisting cough and cold are the signs of the virus. If fever keeps recurring despite medication, the patient should be taken to the hospital and also if they complain of irritation in eyes or muscle pain. “Adenovirus appears to be like a common respiratory tract infection. Antibiotics do not properly work when the patient is affected with this virus. We fail to convince the family members that there is no proper medicine for adenovirus. If the symptoms persist for more than two to three days, the cause should get investigated without further delay,” an official of the hospital said.last_img read more

Frame law to ban output sale of ecigarettes commerce ministry requests health

first_imgNew Delhi: The commerce ministry has asked its health counterpart to frame law banning manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes in the country as in the absence of a domestic legislation, it would not be possible to put a blanket ban on its imports, sources said. The health ministry had asked the commerce ministry to issue a notification banning import of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes and flavoured hookah. “Without banning domestic sale and manufacturing of ENDS through a law, it will be an infringement of global trade norms to put an import ban,” one of the sources said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalIn August last year, the health ministry had issued an advisory to all states and Union Territories (UTs) to stop the manufacture, sale and import of ENDS after the Delhi High Court took strong exception to the Centre for delay in coming up with appropriate measures to tackle the “new emerging threat” of e-cigarettes in the country. In March, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization also directed all drug controllers in states and UTs not to allow the manufacture, sale, import and advertisement of ENDS, including e-cigarettes and flavoured hookah, in their jurisdictions. Over 1,000 doctors from 24 states and 3 UTs in April this year urged PM Narendra Modi to enforce a ban on ENDS before it becomes an “epidemic in India”. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostElectronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are devices that do not burn or use tobacco leaves but instead vaporise a solution, which a user then inhales. The main constituents of the solution, in addition to nicotine, are propylene glycol (with or without glycerol and flavouring agents). In its general advisory to public in August 2018, the health ministry had said that as per the World Health OrganizationWHO report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2017, govts of 30 countries have already banned ENDS.last_img read more