No. 1 Duke, Zion Williamson figuring out what’s next after knee injury

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(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)DURHAM, N.C. — Duke might have to figure out what the Zion Show will look like without its namesake.And Zion Williamson could have some things of his own to consider, too.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying RJ Barrett matched a season best with 33 points, and teammate Cameron Reddish had a season-high 27 — but the rest of the team combined for just 12 points.“I hope he’s going to be OK,” Barrett said of Williamson. “We don’t really know where things are right now.”Apparently, neither does Williamson. And now, a month after the freshman star swatted away questions about the prudence of risking injury by playing — Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen had suggested he’d be better off shutting it down for the year — that debate is sure to be reignited.Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, who played in college at Louisville, said on Twitter that “something has to change” in the wake of the injury.“Again let’s remember all the money that went into this game…. and these players get none of it…. and now Zion gets hurt,” he tweeted.Williamson grabbed his right knee in pain after slipping awkwardly and falling when his left shoe fell apart as he planted hard while dribbling near the free throw line. The blue rubber sole ripped loose from the white shoe from the heel to the toes along the outside edge, with Williamson’s foot coming all the way through the large gap.He walked off with a slight limp, but under his own power, before heading to the locker room with no shoes on his feet.Nike said in a statement that it was “concerned” and wished Williamson a speedy recovery. It said it was “working to identify the issue.”Obama — who watched the game from a baseline seat near the Duke bench — said on Twitter that Williamson “seems like an outstanding young man as well as an outstanding basketball player. Wishing him a speedy recovery.”So are the Blue Devils. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title All because of a freak injury to arguably the most exciting player in college basketball in the opening minute of the sport’s fiercest rivalry, one that helped turn a widely anticipated matchup — in front of yet another crowd of celebrities, this one including Spike Lee and former President Barack Obama — into a blowout.As his Nike shoe blew out, Williamson sprained his right knee on the first possession of what became top-ranked Duke’s 88-72 loss to No. 8 North Carolina on Wednesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIn the aftermath of that loss, coach Mike Krzyzewski wasn’t ready to look ahead. He was still trying to process just how quickly everything deflated after the injury.“I’d rather not talk about what we’re going to do,” Krzyzewski said. “I’d rather talk about what just happened. Because we’re going to figure out what we’re going to do. So I don’t have that answer.” Krzyzewski says Williamson’s knee is stable and the sprain is mild, but doesn’t know how much time his star freshman will miss.He doesn’t have much time to find a replacement for the Atlantic Coast Conference’s second-leading scorer and its most dynamic playmaker.The Blue Devils (23-3, 11-2) play Saturday night at Syracuse — which already knows how to beat a Duke team after it loses a key freshman to injury. The Orange beat No. 1 Duke last month in overtime after point guard Tre Jones injured a shoulder.Williamson averages 22.4 points, but his impact goes well beyond scoring. He also grabs 9.2 rebounds and has blocked nearly two shots per game.In his absence, North Carolina simply dominated the paint, outscoring the Blue Devils 62-28 there while also building a 46-41 rebounding advantage. The Tar Heels shot 51 percent — 57 percent in the second half — despite 2-for-20 shooting from 3-point range.ADVERTISEMENT Jeff Van Gundy on All-Star Game: Eliminate itlast_img read more

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No Chairs at Bassa High School

first_imgBassa High School, the only government public high school in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County, is in dire need of chairs to accommodate students, the school administration has said. The lack of chairs with writing support and other facilities at the school is reportedly hindering the learning process of students, especially the ninth and twelfth graders, who are preparing to sit this year’s annual exams administered by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).The Vice Principal for Administration, George Gaybueh, made the disclosure recently in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer newspaper.Gaybueh said the County Education Officer recently donated over 100 plastic chairs to the school. However, he said the number of chairs provided cannot accommodate the influx of students, adding “besides, they need arm-chairs to make writing easy.”He said the lack of adequate seating capacity is not only posing a serious setback for the students, but also for the teachers, who often find it difficult to control students that have to stand and take notes and do other schoolwork. The VP is therefore appealing to the county leadership, the Ministry of Education and persons of goodwill to assist the school with armchairs.At the present, the Bassa High School has an enrolment of 1800 students for both the morning and afternoon sessions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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GTI student fined for sharing nude images of classmate

first_imgA Government Technical Institute (GTI) student was on Friday fined $80,000 for leaking nude images of a classmate.Coreen Fifi admitted to the offence when she appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly, who read the charge which stated that that she leaked nude images of the young woman sometime last month.According to Police Prosecutor Richard Harris, both Fifi and the Virtual Complainant (VC) are members of a GTI WhatsApp group, which includes members of the school.On the day in question, the defendant reportedly leaked a video of the VC in the nude to the said WhatsApp group.The matter was reported to the Police and Fifi was arrested and charged.When questioned by Magistrate Daly as to why she committed the act, the accused denied knowing that the video she shared was of such nature. She was nonetheless fined $80,000.last_img read more

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Wanted man shoots Police rank

first_imgWearing a bulletproof vest on patrol proved to be a life saver for an officer within B Division (Berbice) who narrowly escaped death after a wanted man took away his service gun and discharge several rounds at him. The incident occurred sometime around 15:15h on Thursday at New Market Street, Rose Hall, Corentyne, Berbice. According to police reports, Constable 20060 Randy Claxton and another rank were on anti-crime patrol on motorcycles at New Market Street, when they saw suspect Keno Thomas, who is wanted for questioning in pending investigations into an armed robbery.During efforts to arrest him, the suspect resisted and struck Constable Claxton to his face with a beer bottle. Thomas then took away Claxton’s service firearm and discharged several rounds at him while was fleeing with the firearm. Constable Claxton, who was luckily wearing a bulletproof vest, was hit to his back but did not sustain any injury.Nevertheless, he was taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he was treated for the injuries to his face and sent away.Meanwhile, police conducted searches in the community during which three men and a woman were arrested.Further information led investigators to recovering the Police Force’s .38 revolver.last_img read more

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Huskies edge Beaverlodge

first_imgHuskies outscore Beaverlodge. The Fort St. John Huskies downed the Beaverlodge Blades 8-7 Saturday in Northwest Junior Hockey League action at the North Peace Rec. Centre. Daniel Pappin scored twice to lead the Huskies attack.- Advertisement –last_img

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The Vancouver Sun: Provincial auditor general displeased with oil, gas incentives

first_imgCarol Bellringer highlighted financial incentives designed to encourage the production of oil and gas when she released her 2013 – 2014 summary of B.C.’s financial statements yesterday.She said these numbers “tell an interesting story.”“When these producers claim their incentive credits, that money will be deducted from the royalties that they owe, thereby reducing the amount of money government will generate,” Bellringer said in an interview with the Vancouver Sun.- Advertisement -She also took issue with government accounting methods, arguing that last year, because of the “inappropriate deferral” of federal transfer payments and university endowments for such things as capital projects, the government’s books should have shown an extra $232 million in revenue.The Sun is also reporting the provincial comptroller general disagreed with the auditor over the transfer payments, saying the government marked some of that revenue as a liability for an important reason.Stuart Newton says, “Those contributions have been recorded as a liability rather than revenue when received, because it best represents the ongoing obligation of the recipient to deliver the service to taxpayers for the useful life of the asset.”Advertisement Read the entire Vancouver Sun article here.With files from The Vancouver Sunlast_img read more

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Charlie Lake mother takes part in ‘Workout to Conquer Cancer’ while undergoing cancer treatment

first_imgAccording to Cancer B.C., one in two British Columbians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.For more information, and to donate, you can visit Toews’ personal page on the Cancer Foundation’s website. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Charlie Lake resident, Erica Toews, is conquering cancer while dealing with her own cancer diagnosis as part of the B.C. Cancer Foundation’s ‘Workout to Conquer Cancer’.The 31-year-old mother of four is currently undergoing treatment for a brain tumour that she had surgically removed in October 2018.In a release, Toews says she signed up for ‘Workout to Conquer Cancer’ to honour her cousin who recently passed away from cancer at the age of 27.- Advertisement -“I created this team to honour my cousin Ryan Schmidt who recently lost his battle with cancer- he was only 27-years-old, newly married and left behind a beautiful daughter who will never truly know her father.”Toews has completed her last round of radiation and will continue to take chemo pills five times a month for the next year.In the meantime throughout the month of May, during her busy schedule of raising four boys, she will ‘Workout to Conquer Cancer’ and help raise funds for the B.C. Cancer Foundation.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ched Evans ‘in talks’ with League One Oldham

first_imgConvicted rapist Ched Evans has reportedly been in fresh talks with Oldham about joining the League One side.Club bosses insisted back in December they would not be offering Evans a contract or an opportunity to train, but it is understood further talks have taken place since then.Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive Gordon Taylor revealed a League One club will hold a press conference on Monday in relation to the signing of 26-year-old striker Evans, but would not name the club involved.Evans wants to return to football after being released from prison in October, having served two-and-a-half years of a five-year sentence after being found guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman in 2011.Oldham were not available for comment.On December 1 the club had issued a statement saying: “The board of directors would like to confirm that we will not be extending an invitation for Ched Evans to train with Oldham Athletic nor will we be offering him a contract. The club will not be making any further comment on this subject.”Evans had an offer to train with former club Sheffield United retracted in November following strong local opposition, while Tranmere and Hartlepool also rejected the opportunity to sign the 26-year-old striker.A move abroad is also unlikely to materialise given the UK’s tough regime in managing sex offenders.Maltese side Hibernians last week revealed they had made a contract offer to Evans for the remainder of the season, although a spokesman for Evans denied the player received such an offer.A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: ”We are determined to have one of the toughest regimes in the world for managing sex offenders, to stop them re-offending and to protect victims.”Probation officers must give permission for sex offenders on licence to take up new jobs and this includes ensuring they hold regular face to face meetings – this effectively rules out working abroad.”The offenders will also be subject to strict conditions such as exclusion zones, non-contact orders and having to attend sex offender treatment programmes.” Ched Evans 1last_img read more

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DDTV: VIDEO PREVIEW OF BRAND NEW NIGHTLIFE EXPERIENCE AT THE LIQUOR ROOMS

first_imgDDTV: THE LIQUOR ROOMS, a unique and new late night experience will officially open TONIGHT.A large crowd is expected to attend the launch this evening to sample the latest offering from the innovative management team at VOODOO VENUE. SWINGMAN jazz band are currently playing outside the square on Letterkenny Main Street ahead of the official launch tonight.THE LIQUOR ROOMS will be open every THURSDAY and SUNDAY night and promisies to be a hugely popular venue this summer.To see the preview simply click play on the video above to watch and enjoy.#THELIQUORROOMS  DDTV: VIDEO PREVIEW OF BRAND NEW NIGHTLIFE EXPERIENCE AT THE LIQUOR ROOMS was last modified: June 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DDTVEntertainmentFeaturesNoticesThe Liquor Roomslast_img read more

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RUGBY STAR LARISSA HELPS RELAY FOR LIFE GET ‘APPY’!

first_imgLarissa Muldoon, centre, with Relay for Life’s Siobhan Diver and Laura Bennett.Donegal’s Relay for Life has gone all hi-tech in advance of this year’s event after releasing a special phone App.The app was officially launched by Larissa Muldoon, a member of the Irish Rugby team.You can see Larissa endorsing the app on the Relay for Life Donegal Facebook page and on Youtube. The Relay for Life Donegal App can be found at Windows, Android and Apple Stores. The App is free to download. The app is extremely user friendly with social media integration. Relay for Life Donegal Twitter and Facebook pages feed directly to the app.The app facilitates users to sign up a team, register as a Volunteer/Survivor, etc. Details of fundraisers being held can be viewed via the app; thus enabling anyone wishing to attend a Relay for Life Donegal fundraiser to view a schedule of events.Photos of any Relay for Life Donegal function/event or fundraiser can be uploaded directly to the app.The app is constantly updated by Laura Barrett, Marketing Support, Relay for Life Donegal. Donations can also be made through the app. When the Relay for Life Donegal event kicks off on the 31/5/14 – 1/6/14, watch it live from the app! On the clip Larissa also asks the question “WHO WILL YOU RELAY FOR?” and informs anyone considering entering a team for Relay for Life Donegal 2014 to “contact Nicola Mc Bride on 086 8880399 or email relayforlifedonegalapplications@yahoo.com” RUGBY STAR LARISSA HELPS RELAY FOR LIFE GET ‘APPY’! was last modified: April 25th, 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:AppdonegalLarissa MuldoonRelay for Lifelast_img read more

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