76ers lose to Wizards as Embiid, Simmons combine for 15 turnovers

first_imgNFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee SEA Games: Guarte, Abahan complete PH sweep of obstacle course racing ‘People evacuated on their own’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 76ers have lost 10 games in a row at Washington; their last victory in the nation’s capital came on Nov. 1, 2013.Still, the Wizards started this one about as poorly as possible at the offensive end, missing their first five shots and turning the ball over twice before finally making a basket after nearly 4 minutes.Raul Neto hit 3s on consecutive trips down the court to put the Sixers ahead 33-22 late in the first quarter. Bertans took over in the second, though, scoring 12 points in a row for Washington in one stretch and sparking a 16-2 run.“Kind of a punch in the face for them,” Bertans said.TIP-INS76ers: Had won eight of their last nine games. … G Josh Richardson missed his fourth consecutive game because of right hamstring tightness. “A hamstring is one of those things where you think that you’re fine and you take one wrong step and it’s a week or two-week setback,” Richardson said. “I don’t really want to get in that whole scenario.” … Made 8 of 14 attempts on 3s in the first half, 5 of 14 in the second. Wizards: Washington got back two reserve centers Thursday after injury absences: Ian Mahinmi (right Achilles) made his season debut, getting seven points and five rebounds in 13 minutes; Moe Wagner (left ankle) returned after missing two games and had five points and 11 rebounds.SO MANY INJURIESWashington’s roster has been injury-depleted all season so far, most prominently missing All-Star point guard John Wall. Each day seems to bring more bad news, and Thursday was no different: Point guard Isaiah Thomas was a late scratch with a bad calf, while guard-forward Jordan McRae was ruled out for no less than two weeks because of a right finger problem.Others unavailable at the moment include starting center Thomas Bryant and forward C.J Miles.UP NEXT76ers: Host Cleveland on Saturday night to open a three-game homestand.Wizards: At Miami on Friday night. Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) chases the ball during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON— Well, at least give Ben Simmons and the rest of the Philadelphia 76ers credit for honesty.They didn’t try to hide from the fact that they were sloppy with the ball — to the tune of 21 turnovers, a combined 15 from Simmons and Joel Embiid — or that their defense was half-hearted — they let one opponent make his first half-dozen 3-point attempts — or that their overall showing was, to use Tobias Harris’ word, “Terrible.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist View comments Facing one of the most lax defenses in the NBA, Embiid had eight turnovers and Simmons seven. The Wizards ended up converting all of the turnovers into 30 points, quite a gift for a team that lost five of six games entering the night.“There was just a lot of bad turnovers all around,” Harris said. “It’s something that’s been hurting us all year. We’ve known that.”Rookie Rui Hachimura scored 27 for Washington, Bradley Beal had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Davis Bertans scored 19 of his season-high 25 points in the second quarter.In the first half, he shot 8 for 8 overall, 6 for 6 on 3s, and totaled 22 points.“He’s the best shooter that I’ve ever seen,” Hachimura said.ADVERTISEMENT As well as the Sixers have been playing at home lately, they just can’t consistently get their act together on the road, and the latest disappointment for a team that has serious aspirations for the postseason was a 119-113 loss at the struggling Washington Wizards on Thursday night.“I just think,” Simmons said, “we came in too relaxed.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The Sixers dropped to 5-7 away from Philadelphia — where they are 10-0 this season — despite 33 points from Harris, 26 points and a season-best 21 rebounds from Embiid, and 17 points and 10 assists from Simmons.“I didn’t think we responded well at all. I thought that it took us about 36 minutes, 38 minutes, to come with an energy that we have been playing with,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption MOST READlast_img read more


first_imgStory Links The Varsity Blues women’s water polo team split a pair of games on Day 2 of the Tina Finali tournament at Cal Lutheran University. The Blues wind up the tournament and their nine day competition tour with an early morning game against Cal State East Bay. Less than three hours later, the Blues were back in the water to square off against the Occidental University Tigers and this time emerged on the positive side of an early 3-0 lead. Fifth year assistant captain Ana Miroslavic (Toronto) had a pair of goals while senior captain Ali Kraft (Rancho Santa Margarita, California) and freshman Caitlyn Tiedje added singles. Midway through the final quarter the Blues pulled to within one goal at 5-4 but ran out of gas before finally succumbing 6-4. For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.   Print Friendly Version U of T extended their advantage to 6-0 late in the second quarter and, though exhausted, had enough left to finish out the game 8-4 winners. Jaffe stopped a penalty shot, had four steals and a dozen saves while only giving up two goals in another outstanding effort in goal over just three quarters as junior backupDaniela Freeman (Menifee, California) finished up. On Saturday morning, the Blues fell behind to the host Cal Lutheran Lancers 3-0 and were unable to sustain any offence early on. Though the team struggled in the front court, the defence started to tighten up led by the formidable goaltending of sophomore Rachael Jaffe (Irvine, California). With that support from the back end, Toronto slowly but surely crawled back into contention. Miroslavic again led the way with a hat trick. Tiedje popped in a pair while Kraft, sophomore Kassie Fraser (Vancouver) and freshman Anya Mysak (Vancouver) scored once each.last_img read more

Fees to rise for some UC programs?

first_imgOpponents say the move is a bad idea that will deter low-income students and isn’t right for a public university. But supporters say the schools have suffered from state budget cuts and need the extra money to maintain quality. DAVIS, Calif. – A series of fee hikes for University of California professional schools have been given initial approval. A committee of the system’s Board of Regents approved a series of fee increases for law, medical and other professional schools at a meeting in Davis on Thursday. The increases now go before the full board. The hikes break with tradition because some schools in the 10-campus system would be charging significantly more than lesser-known branches. 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

Sporting Lisbon now willing to sell William Carvalho for £30.75m

first_imgWest Ham target William Carvalho will be available for £30.75m this January as Sporting Lisbon attempt to balance their books.According to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, Sporting need to raise cash when the window opens and are finally ready to part with their star midfielder.This will come as good news to the Hammers, who spent most of the summer attempting to land the Portugal international.As talkSPORT told you this week, the east London club are reportedly still tracking Carvalho ahead of the January sales and they could be encouraged by this latest news.It had been suggested that Sporting were not interested in selling the 25-year-old for anything less than his £40m release clause, but it has now been reported that his price may have been lowered.O Jogo claims that the Portuguese club are now open to offers around the €35m (£30.75m) mark, which could be the right price for West Ham too. 1 William Carvalho remains on West Ham’s radar last_img read more

Cooling stations provide relief

first_imgPhyllis Cravens calls this summer the hottest she’s felt since she moved to Southern California. And that was 80 years ago. “When I go to bed at night, it feels like a heating pad,” Cravens said Monday. “I’ll put ice water beside my bed, a wet towel on my neck, turn the fan on and leave the window open. But it’s still hot.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesCravens, 89, and other seniors enjoyed the refreshing cool of central air conditioning Monday at the West Covina Senior Center, one of the county’s 38 designated cooling stations. These locations provide basic necessities for the elderly, young children, chronic invalids, the homeless and other members of the public when the National Weather Service declares a Heat Emergency Advisory. “Some seniors come here because they don’t have air conditioning at home,” the center’s Senior Services Supervisor Vanessa Carter said. “There’s been an extreme heat advisory and we’ve been making announcements to provide them with ways to stay cool.” The advisory sent by the county to local centers recommends people wear loose-fitting clothing, drink lots of water, avoid unnecessary exertion and visit air-conditioned facilities like shopping malls and libraries. “While people don’t need to be told it’s hot outside, they do need to be reminded how to take care of themselves,” County Health Officer Jonathan Fielding said in the advisory. “I can handle the heat, but not the humidity,” Richard Patterson said, as he played a game of bridge at the center. “We heard the announcements and I’ve been carrying a bottle of water wherever I go.” Kurt Trieselmann, 69, of West Covina changed his morning schedule for jogging by leaving before 6 a.m. as opposed to later in the morning. But even that, he said, “doesn’t make much of a difference.” “It’s just terrible,” Trieselmann added. “What’s amazing is there are some people out there wearing sweats. I don’t know how they can handle it.” Altadena resident Dorsey League was wearing a windsuit, but preferred her Chinese painting class at the Altadena Senior Center more than an outdoor stroll. The center was also a county cooling station and provided central air for its seniors. “That’s why I’m here,” League said. “I’ll stay as long as I can stay, until they kick me out. Plus, it’s too expensive to pay for my gas bill.” Marge Marquez, 66, is the center’s receptionist. Originally from New York, she said she got used to the humidity. But, one step outside of her home in Sierra Madre was enough to make her live like a hermit for the weekend. “I didn’t go outside. It’s like you can’t breathe,” Marquez said. “I love the winter because you can put on clothes, but in the summer, there’s only so much you can take off.” sang.lee@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2393160Want 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

Traffic switch begins Today on I-65 SB in Jackson County

first_imgA traffic switch is scheduled to begin tonight as part of the I-65 reconstruction project in Bartholomew and Jackson Counties.E&B Paving Inc. will switch traffic on I-65 SB beginning at MM 53.7 to MM 50, south of the East Fork White River bridge in Jackson County, the evening of Sunday, July 21, weather permitting.Southbound traffic will move to the newly constructed concrete pavement on the northbound side of I-65 until new southbound lanes are constructed. Motorists should continue to exercise caution in the ongoing construction zone between Columbus and Seymour.last_img read more

Looking Ahead to the 2014 Job Market

first_imgEven the most skeptical economic forecasters have to agree that the U.S. labor market has made strides, albeit small ones, in putting more people back to work in 2013.Preliminary numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that, on average, through October, 186,300 jobs were created each month of this year. That’s up from 172,700 during the January-October time frame in 2012 and an increase from an average of 169,900 during that same period in 2011.Data from the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) report also reveal that 2013 has been a solid year for job creation. In 11 of 12 months of 2013 service-sector hiring was reported to have surpassed the rate of hiring from the previous year, while the manufacturing sector saw year-over-year hiring gains in eight of the past 12 months, according to the LINE report.So what can we expect in 2014? Here are a few projections.The National Association of Business Economics’ (NABE) October 2013 Industry Survey report said a net of 27 percent of surveyed U.S. organizations will add jobs in the next six months (37 percent said payrolls will expand; 10 percent said payrolls will shrink, either through attrition or significant layoffs). The service sector is forecast to have the highest rate of job growth, with a net of 40 percent of respondents expecting to add jobs and have no layoffs. The goods-producing sector is expected to have the lowest job-creation rate, at a net of 5 percent (35 percent adding jobs, 30 percent eliminating them, through attrition or layoffs), according to NABE survey results.The organization reported that the average U.S. unemployment rate for this year was 7.5 percent. It projects that the annual average rate for 2014 will drop to 7 percent, though this is an improvement from 2012’s 8.1 percent. September 2013 projections by the U.S. Federal Reserve’s board of governors and bank presidents were slightly more optimistic, with both groups reporting that the average annual unemployment rate varied between 6.9 percent and 7.3 percent in 2013. As for 2014, members of those groups estimated that the average jobless rate would be between 6.2 percent and 6.9 percent.However, next year may be better for college graduates entering the workforce. Employers will hire approximately 8 percent more new college graduates for U.S. operations in 2013-14 than they did in 2012-13, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ NACE 2014 Job Outlook Survey, conducted Aug. 5 through Sept. 13, 2013, among its college-recruiting professional members. The results from the 208 returned surveys revealed that companies overall will hire 12 percent more new college graduates for U.S. and international locations combined. Mobile applications and software developers will have plenty of job opportunities in 2014, according to an annual salary guides published by staffing services company Robert Half International (RHI). Overall, base compensation for information-technology professionals in the United States is expected to increase 5.6 percent in 2014, primarily because of the higher demand for workers who can fill IT positions, RHI reported in an Oct. 14, 2013, press statement.The next highest average starting salaries in the U.S. are forecast to rise approximately 3 percent in 2014 for newly hired accounting and finance professionals as well as for creative and marketing professionals, according to RHI.Perhaps buoyed by improving conditions in the labor market, many workers will be looking for other opportunities in the new year, according to a survey by Right Management, a subsidiary of staffing management firm Manpower. Of the 871 U.S. and Canadian employees polled online from Oct. 16 to Nov. 15, 2013, 83 percent admitted they will look for a job in 2014. In addition, 12 percent were unsure but admitted to networking and updating their resume; only 5 percent plan to stay in their current position.“These numbers should signal a wake-up call for top management, when four out of five employees say they intend to look for employment elsewhere,” said Right Management’s Global Practice Leader for Employee Engagement Scott Ahlstrand. “Employers must act now to engage top talent and prevent them from leaving for the competition.”For more information, visit SHRM’s Labor Market and Economic Data page.Joseph Coombs is a senior analyst for workforce trends at SHRM.To read the original article on shrm.org, please click here.last_img read more

Manager Hired Fake Employee to Pocket Wages

first_imgShe hired a fake employee, clocking the worker in and out for about two months, all while pocketing the paychecks.The scheme came to a halt this week when the Pinellas County Dunkin’ manager was arrested and charged with grand theft. The Pinellas Park Police Department says the bogus worker was hired at the Largo store back in May. Somehow the company that owns the location was tipped-off to the scam and started their own investigation. For officers, it was pretty much an open and closed case. Markia Nelson was arrested Monday morning.“They met the officer around the corner, showed him all the video that they had, paperwork that they had, timesheets and things like that, and basically presented their case to the officer first,” said Pinellas Park Police Sergeant Lonnie Lancto. All the evidence focused on one employee. A man who logged 235 hours working at the eatery over seven weeks. The problem was, he only existed on paper… Fox11 News- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

You need just one spark to light up the action again

first_imgIPL fever is in the air and those who feel it’s like some kind of a bad virus have already started cursing it. In the capital, the way Delhi Daredevils have gone about their build-up has been impressive, including a trip to skipper Virender Sehwag’s school in Jhajjar, Haryana.Being the capital’s IPL team and with so much importance being given to its restructuring with TA Sekar in command, I am excited about what is in store for the Delhi fans.Sports View by S. Kannan.There has been a lament in some circles that with quite a few players turning out for adopted cities, there is confusion over loyalties attached to an IPL team.And it’s here I am reminded about how last year Delhiite Gautam Gambhir spoke emphatically of feeling like a Kolkatan at heart, when he joined the Knight Riders as captain.A big fact about any club sport is that it takes time to build up. The way carping critics have dumped a ton of bricks on the IPL and said it serves no purpose other than “entertainment” is a reminder that we don’t have to enjoy a form of cricket if we don’t like it.The response to the Daredevils seems good this time and once the first ball is bowled, there will be no place for those living in ivory towers to tell us about the illeffects of the IPL.What is IPL-V going to be like? That is a question which most of us have been discussing amongst ourselves. Those involved with the business of IPL say the amount of money being pumped into the tournament is less this time and the broadcasters, Sony, haven’t been able to sell their time slots.advertisementI have also read about how in the current market environment, corporates are not willing to spend big. However, my logic is that to the average fan from Delhi to Chennai and Pune to Kolkata, it really doesn’t matter what the market situation is.Having seen Team India do so badly of late, I am excited about what is going to unfold in the 76 matches to be played. Those who criticise the business of IPL and say it’s making losses need to be aware that there is actually some good acumen being shown.A lot of the IPL teams have been involved in trading players and this has meant making some money out of it. Be it Delhi or Deccan Chargers, there have been some smart and profitable decisions. And it is in getting the right mix of players that the franchisees have shown they are learning.Take the Daredevils for example. They knew Kevin Pietersen was not going to be available for the first part of the tournament and even Mahela Jayawardane and David Warner would be coming in late.In fact, for any IPL team which has hired overseas players, especially from Australia and England, it’s a case of getting the mix right, since the availability of players is not for the full duration.Then again, in addition to the foreign recruits, choosing the right domestic players is also tough for the team bosses. If one goes through the players now available with each team, it’s evident that they have looked at balance in the composition.In the case of the Pune Warriors, last month it looked as if no worthwhile name would be there. Now, one cannot say the same about the side which Sourav Ganguly will lead, as Michael Clarke’s arrival is bound to add value. Their bowling department looks good and it doesn’t seem a case of them being whipping boys, with Rahul Sharma and Ashoke Dinda at Ganguly’s disposal.My gut feeling is it will take one blistering knock to set IPLV alight, just the way it did when Brendon McCullum hammered that unbelievable 158 in Bangalore in the first-ever IPL match in 2008.Today, the same Royal Challengers side that was blown away that night has an explosive trio of its own in Chris Gayle, who has played T20 cricket in almost every part of the globe, the dynamic Virat Kohli and Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan. For any franchise to have three batsmen with such destructive skills is indeed a boon.But if we are to rewind to the last edition of the IPL, it wasn’t necessarily about heavyweights exploding to grab the limelight. For those who may have forgotten, while Kings XI Punjab did not do well, it was an unknown batsman answering to the name of Paul Valthaty who grabbed headlines. Similarly, Kolkata’s Iqbal Abdulla showed us that he was a bowler who had to be feared.advertisementThis time, too, it doesn’t have to be a big player to bring the action to life. It can be anyone, and he gets instant stardom.And lastly, for all those who say the IPL is not making money, it was never conceptualised just as a profitable business. It has been entertaining each year, though the fatigue factor after last year’s ICC World Cup did play a role.If one looks at Formula One, while millions of dollars are spent on one two-hour race, most of the Grand Prix hosts are not making money but losing it.At least with the IPL, whatever it be, there is no dearth of action. If you don’t like it, then it’s too bad. Nobody can force you to watch a sport which you don’t like.last_img read more

Liverpool bounces back with 3-0 win at Huddersfield

first_imgMohamed Salah grabbed the third from the penalty spot after Can was fouled, as Liverpool recovered from losses to Swansea in the league and West Bromwich Albion in the fourth round of the FA Cup.“It was important for us after the last two results and performances that we weren’t happy with,” Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingCan, who also won the penalty, produced an impressive performance amid continued speculation linking him with a move to Juventus, though Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp said he was not bothered by the uncertainty over the midfielder’s future.“What is the problem, as long as he plays like this?” Klopp said. “As long as people behave like Emre now behaves and delivers and then, if, in the end, we have to do it, we shake hands and say goodbye. And if he stays, we say hello again.” Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto “It was important for us after the last two results and performances that we weren’t happy with,” Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said.Can, who also won the penalty, produced an impressive performance amid continued speculation linking him with a move to Juventus, though Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp said he was not bothered by the uncertainty over the midfielder’s future.“What is the problem, as long as he plays like this?” Klopp said. “As long as people behave like Emre now behaves and delivers and then, if, in the end, we have to do it, we shake hands and say goodbye. And if he stays, we say hello again.”Huddersfield, which hasn’t beaten Liverpool since 1959, is only a point above the relegation zone.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thaiscenter_img Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah scores his side’s third goal of the game from the penalty spot during their English Premier League soccer match against Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, England, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)HUDDERSFIELD, England — Liverpool bounced back from two straight losses with a 3-0 win at Huddersfield that cemented the team’s place in the top four of the Premier League on Tuesday.Emre Can opened the scoring with a fiercely-struck shot on the bounce from outside the area and Roberto Firmino doubled the lead on the stroke of halftime, squeezing in a finish from an acute angle.ADVERTISEMENT PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid MOST READ Huddersfield, which hasn’t beaten Liverpool since 1959, is only a point above the relegation zone.Liverpool bounces back with 3-0 win at HuddersfieldHUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Liverpool bounced back from two straight losses with a 3-0 win at Huddersfield that cemented the team’s place in the top four of the Premier League on Tuesday.Emre Can opened the scoring with a fiercely-struck shot on the bounce from outside the area and Roberto Firmino doubled the lead on the stroke of halftime, squeezing in a finish from an acute angle.Mohamed Salah grabbed the third from the penalty spot after Can was fouled, as Liverpool recovered from losses to Swansea in the league and West Bromwich Albion in the fourth round of the FA Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Wizards All-Star guard John Wall to have left knee surgery View commentslast_img read more