Lakers’ Isaiah Thomas to have hip surgery, ending season

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Isner an easy winner, returns to Miami Open semifinals Thomas averaged 15.6 points and 5.0 assists in 17 games with the Lakers, who acquired him from Cleveland in February. His hip problems also limited him to just 15 appearances with the Cavaliers.Thomas will have surgery Thursday. The procedure typically requires months of rehabilitation.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 crownThomas is a two-time All-Star selection who will be a free agent this summer. He has expressed interest in staying with Los Angeles, but the Lakers will first attempt to sign two elite free agents to maximum contracts.center_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments 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 FILE – In this Monday, March 19, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers’ Isaiah Thomas argues a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. Thomas will have season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his right hip, the team announced Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Thomas averaged 15.6 points and 5.0 assists in 17 games with the Lakers, who acquired him from Cleveland in February. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Los Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas will have arthroscopic surgery on his right hip, ending his season.The Lakers announced the decision Wednesday before their game against Dallas. Los Angeles (32-41) already is eliminated from playoff contention for the franchise-record fifth consecutive season.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterslast_img read more

GTUC against seditious clause in Cybercrime Bill

first_img…encourages Guyanese to refuse to be silencedGeneral Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), Lincoln Lewis has encouraged Guyanese to refuse to be silenced even as the much-debated Cybercrime Bill 2018 is in the process of being soon passed at the parliamentary level.GTUC General Secretary Lincoln LewisThe Bill, which holds two controversial clauses which seek to penalise persons who “attempt to bring into hatred or excite disaffection towards the Government” via text, speech, or image is considered to be a threat to freedom of speech in Guyana.“Let none still your voice, for your voice plays a pivotal role in giving meaning and expressions to your existence, and is vital to being part of the social order because we are foremost social beings. Let’s get up… stand up… stand up for our rights. Don’t let us give up the fight… Ours is the baton to carry and we must carry it like true warriors. None must stop us in this leg of our journey to create a just society! Solidarity forever, for it’s the union that makes us strong!” he told May Day rally on Tuesday.Since the introduction of the legislation, many members of the public have sought to criticise the clauses and Government, while calling for it to be removed from the Bill; the original purpose being to protect Guyanese and their children from the dangers of cyberspace.Recently, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo denied suggestions that the parliamentary Opposition supported the insertion of the controversial clause – clause 18 – into the Cybercrime Bill.Clause 18 of the Cybercrime Bill outlines that persons commit an offence of sedition when they “attempt to bring into hatred or excite disaffection towards the Government.”These provisions have, in fact, excited worry among social media users who have recently taken to that medium in their numbers to register concerns that their freedom of expression would be trampled.According to Jagdeo, the initial purpose of the Bill was to protect Guyanese and their children from the dangers of cyberspace.Instead, he explained, the Bill has been converted by the Government to one that, besides the original purpose, protects their Government’s own interests.“This is why the entire Guyana must fight to ensure that this retrograde step to charge people for sedition, an archaic offence, because of what they say, which can cause disaffection with the Government… This provision has no place in a democratic, in a free Guyana, in a Guyana where free speech is an important part of our democracy where freedom of expression is defined and protected by our Constitution,” he stated.Laid in the National Assembly since 2016, the Cybercrime Bill had catered for, inter alia: illegal access to a computer system; illegal interception; illegal data interference; illegal acquisition of data; illegal system interference; unauthorised receiving or granting of access to computer data; computer related forgery; computer related fraud; offences affecting critical infrastructure; identity related offences; child pornography; child luring and violation of privacy among a sleuth of other offences.A Special Select Committee, comprising of Government and Opposition members had been working on the Bill for the past few years and their report on the Bill was presented recently.Jagdeo noted However that PPP “members of the Select Committee that met on several occasions to consider this Bill were there and were absent sometimes” while outlining that their “presence alone, just being named to that Committee does not elevate this to support of the PPP.”last_img read more

Board OKs policy shift

first_imgWinn said the old policy served as a model for other districts and did not need to be changed. “I like that waiting period. It seemed to weed out the serious petitioners and gave petitioners time to get the many zillion things in order,” Winn said. “Other districts have called us to use our policy. It works for us as is.” Trustees said the University of Phoenix is proposing the charter school, and staff members are reviewing it. Teachers union President Gene Smith was critical of the policy change. “We feel the regulation is being changed for this school to come in without following the guidelines that were in place that would have required them to wait another year,” said Smith, president of the Antelope Valley Teachers Association. “I feel it’s being put on the fast track.” With the district already offering some courses online, Smith said the district should establish its own online charter school rather than let somebody else do it. “Our concern is we could do a better job and keep funds in the district. There would be a better opportunity for our counselors to talk with students to let them know of the problems and pitfalls of an online school,” Smith said. “I’m also concerned that people who would be considered at-risk youth would opt to take this kind of thing instead of staying in school, which would be the opposite of what the community and law enforcement want.” Trustee Al Beattie said the online charter school can sign up students from any adjoining county. “This charter will get approved someplace and will take our students,” Beattie said. “If a charter is going to occur and it’s going to take my students from my district, then I want to have control over it. I don’t want someone in Riverside or Kern County or Gorman having that supervision.” Beattie proposed a review of the charter policy to see whether revisions were needed to conform with changes in state charter rules and because he was aware of the online school proposal. (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – A divided Antelope Valley Union High School District board has approved changes to its charter-school policy that teachers union officials said was done to fast-track a proposed online charter campus. The charter school, which likely would allow students to stay at home and take classes via computer, wants to start operation next school year, but missed the November deadline to submit a charter petition, trustees said. The policy was changed in a 3-2 vote Wednesday, with trustees Ira Simonds and Donita Winn dissenting, to allow the board under “special circumstances” to consider late applications. “This provides the district with the latitude to deal with consideration of charters and handling of applications,” board President Tom Pigott said. “They (the online school) would have gone to another district in L.A. County, and we would have simply lost those students to that district.” last_img read more

Costa has paid his fine and Ronaldo is raring to play – Allegri

first_imgThe 28-year-old then picked up a sprained ankle and a right thigh injury in Wednesday’s 2-0 Champions League win in Valencia, and will miss Brazil’s friendlies next month against Saudi Arabia and Argentina.“He paid his fine, was banned and he immediately realised his mistake,” said Allegri without revealing how much Costa had paid.“Now he is also injured. That is behind us now, so no more talking about Sassuolo.”Champions Juventus travel to promoted Frosinone on Sunday, just days after star striker Cristiano Ronaldo was controversially given a red card in the Champions League.“Tomorrow, Ronaldo will give an excellent performance as he did in the first half hour in the Champions League,” warned Allegri.The Portuguese striker will be hoping to add to his first two goals scored last weekend, against the club who have the worst defense in the league with ten goals conceded in four games.“The expectations on him are very high, but he does not have to prove anything,” continued the Juventus coach.“He needs only to continue to play, have fun and score, he is very demanding of himself.“He is the best player in the world along with (Lionel) Messi and he brings a lot of added value to the squad.”Cristiano Ronaldo will be hoping to add to his tally at promoted Frosinone, who have conceded ten goals in four games. © AFP / JOSE JORDANJuventus are the only unbeaten side in Serie A having won all four of their matches, and have a two-point lead on Sassuolo, who are second after beating Empoli 3-1 on Friday.Frosinone are second from the bottom of the league, with just one point, and are still waiting for their first goal.“We know very well what we’re up against and now they have Ronaldo who can do everything,” said Frosinone coach Moreno Longo.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000“It’s behind us now.” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri confirms Douglas Costa has been fined for spitting. © AFP / JOSE JORDANMILAN, Italy, Sep 22 – Juventus forward Douglas Costa has already paid his fine to the Italian champions for spitting, coach Massimiliano Allegri confirmed on Saturday.Costa was banned for four Serie A matches, against Frosinone, Bologna, Napoli and Udinese, after aiming an elbow and a headbutt before spitting in the face of Sassuolo winger Federico Di Francesco in last weekend’s league game in Turin.last_img read more

MB school property sale mulled

first_imgChialtas recommended that the district hire an asset manager and an appraiser to review all its properties in even more depth than did the so-named “7-11 Committee” before proceeding any further. “Nothing has actually been declared surplus,” said Chialtas, asserting it would be at least 90 days before an asset manager, once hired, completed such a report. “As I sit here I don’t know which property we’ll sell or lease, if any.” But some community members who attended the meeting worried that it’s only a matter of time. By even bringing an asset manager on board, the unloading of property will appear “a fait accompli – that `Yes, we’re doing it, we’re selling this land,”‘ said Lester Silverman, who is running for school board in November. “It seems we’re going down that road.” Appearances aside, board President Bill Cooper stated emphatically, “Nobody has ever said anything about the definitive sale of property, period.” shelly.leachman@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Trustees and district brass held a public meeting Wednesday afternoon to review what steps have been taken so far and to discuss what’s next. “We’re still very, very early on in a very long process – selling property can take a year or more,” said attorney Andreas Chialtas of the firm Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud and Romo, recently hired to help guide the district through that process, during a brief presentation. “I get the feeling that some people in the community think we’re close to making decisions, but I don’t feel that way at all,” he added. “We need a lot more information before we get anywhere near the next step.” That “next step,” Chialtas said, would be to officially declare a property, or properties, surplus. Four sites – the district maintenance yard, a portion of the old Ladera school site, a portion of the former Manhattan Beach Intermediate School property and the Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden – were deemed to have such potential by an all-volunteer advisory panel that made its final report to the board in May. ASSETS: District officials say the process has just started and there’s no guarantee any of the sites will be declared surplus. By Shelly Leachman STAFF WRITER More than a year after first assembling a committee to determine whether any of its property could be considered surplus, the Manhattan Beach Unified School District has begun laying groundwork for a potential sale. last_img

Hedren is featured in interview at Warner Grand tonight

first_imgTonight’s interview was described as being an “Inside the Actor’s Studio” type of event. The first part will be about Hedren and the second will be about the Shambala Preserve, according to Linda Grimes, president and executive director of the Golden State Pops Orchestra, which performs at the theater. “We thought this would be a perfect way for (the Roar Foundation) to let a whole new constituency know about their cause, and do something wonderful for the theater,” Grimes said. Hedren’s big break in Hollywood came during her work with Hitchcock in the 1960s. She helped found the Roar Foundation in 1983 and currently lives in a cottage on the Shambala Preserve, which was originally part of the set for the 1981 film “Roar.” It is now a behavioral research center and sanctuary that is home to 70 exotic animals. The big cats are from zoos, circuses or private owners who could not take care of them. By Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER Tonight the Warner Grand Theatre will host an interview with actress Tippi Hedren, best known for her role as Melanie Daniels in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” Proceeds will benefit the Roar Foundation, a non-profit founded by Hedren that supports the Shambala Preserve, home to many large cats. The event was originally supposed to be a performance of A.R. Gurney’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated “Love Letters,” but the play was canceled due to scheduling conflicts with actor Ken Howard, who was to perform alongside Hedren. 160Want 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

Arsenal-linked Bayern Munich star will decide on future in summer, says agent

first_img Mehdi Benatia in action for Bayern Munich 1 Mehdi Benatia will decide his future at the end of the season, his agent says.The centre-back is currently plying his trade for Bayern Munich, but the German champions’ pursuit of Mats Hummels has sparked rumours he may leave.?Juventus are keeping tabs on Benatia, while Arsenal were chasing the Moroccan during the summer of 2014.However, the 29-year-old’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, says his client’s future will not be decided until the end of the season.“There’s nothing with Juventus,” Sissoko told Il Messaggero.“At the end of the season we’ll have a meeting with Bayern and assess what the club and Medhi want to do.”last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL’S GAA county heroes may withdraw from club matches next weekend, sources in the camp have told Jim McGuinness is refusing to be drawn on the issue.However it’s understood that many of the players want to concentrate on preparing for the All-Ireland semi-final against Cork on August 26th. And they fear injuries picked up in club games could hamper the county’s chances of progressing to our first All-Ireland final in two decades.“We’ll see what the boys’ thoughts are on it and what the management’s thoughts are on it and we’ll take it from there. That’s as political a way as I can put it,” Jim McGuinness said after the weekend win over Kerry.A round of already postponed club championship matches have been scheduled for this weekend.But county PRO Moira Graham says the games – postponed to allow the county team to concentrate on the Ulster final – will go ahead. “They have already been put off and the agreement was that they would be played hell or high water next weekend,” said Graham.“There would have been a lot of phone calls made after the game against Kerry, but there is no county board meeting planned for this week nor any meeting of the CCC so the games will probably go ahead. Whether the county players are involved in them, I’m not sure.”Sources in the county panel told donegaldaily they believe their clubs will allow them to sit out the matches.“There’s enormous pride at club level in what we have done again this year and most club members can see the big picture and the potential prize at stake,” said one source.“If we can beat Cork and go onto the final it will be a massive boost for gaelic games in Donegal – and the clubs will benefit from that. Imagine losing Mark McHugh or Rory or Colm because they were injured in a club game. It doesn’t make sense.” DONEGAL COUNTY STARS MAY WITHDRAW FROM CLUB GAMES was last modified: August 7th, 2012 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)last_img read more


first_imgIt’s amazing how a bit of hard cash can make people go ‘barking’ mad.Yesterday we featured local Letterkenny Town Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh’s dog Jackson wearing a Donegal jersey.In the spirit of the big game, Cllr Kavanagh offered a €20 prize for whoever came up with the funniest caption. Well you answered the call in your droves with more wise-cracks than a box set of Brendan O’Carroll’s Mrs Brown’s Boys.WE had plenty of puns about ‘pawsing for thought” and “getting our teeth into the Dubs.”But the winner was a very simple and clever line from a man who only called himself Nathan.The caption – in true Barack Obama style was “Yes We Can(ine!)’. Yes we know it’s a bit ‘ruff’ and we’ll be in the doghouse with those who didn’t win.But we thought it was a good ‘tail’!!We’ll pass on Nathan’s email address to Cllr Kavanagh so he can hand over the cash.And we can assure people that Jimmy’s bark is worse than his bite!DONEGALDAILY READERS GO BARKING MAD TO READ JACKSON’S LIPS was last modified: August 25th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr Jimmy KavanaghJacksonlast_img read more

Mesa Marin to host its final slate

first_imgIt’s the finale of all finales. Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield will close up for good this weekend with a 2005 season finale in the track’s traditional October Classic. Scott Lynch, the 2003 West champion from Las Vegas, leads 2004 champion Mike Duncan by 41 points. Lynch won the spring race, but it is Duncan’s home track. “We’re going to try to win the pole, lead every lap we can and win the race,’ Lynch said. “One thing I do not want to do is change our game plan for the last race. We’ve been fairly good and lucky this year. We’re going to go out there and do the best job we can.’ Steve Portenga is still in contention. He would have to gain 54 points on Lynch and 13 points on Duncan, however. Four drivers are slated to make their series debut at Bakersfield, including Irwindale regular Justin Lofton. The Southwest series will race for the 64th time on the track. Former series standouts Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Matt Crafton, Ron Hornaday Jr. and Rick Carelli all won series races on the track before moving on to NASCAR’s top three series. NASCAR’s Southwest and West series will compete on Saturday. It will be the season finale for the West with the top finishers in each division heading for Irwindale Speedway for the Nov. 11-12 Toyota All-Star Showdown. The Southwest series closes out the season in Phoenix. The 28-year-old half-mile oval will then close for good, owner Larry Collins blaming encroaching housing, which has made the land too valuable to keep as a race track. center_img “My family can’t express enough gratitude to our sponsors, the competitors, the race fans and our community for the pleasure of hosting such a great event for 28 years,’ Collin said. Jim Pettit II holds a 45-point lead over 2003 series champion Auggie Vidovich. Former Irwindale Super Late Model champions Greg Voigt, Greg Pursley and Rip Michels are in the Top 10. Former Irwindale Race Training Center lead instructor Wally Pankratz will be feted at “Wally Pankratz Night’ on Saturday night at the Ventura Raceway. Pankratz is nearing his 500th start in the Western States Midgets series. The Orange resident won the 2000 series title and has been a stalwart in the division since 1983. Pankratz ranks 12th in the current standings and his best finishes in seven 2005 series starts have been fourth-places in two races at Ventura. He has won 19 races. His last win came in October of 2002 at Perris. Keith Lair can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2272, or by e-mail at 160Want 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