NBA: Staying healthy is key to Embiid’s development, Sixers coach says

first_imgA costly, catty dispute finally settled OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Break new ground MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The team certainly did its part in keeping their center of the future fresh, managing to limit him to 24 minutes per game on most nights and sitting him out on back-to-back games. The restrictive measure, of course, didn’t sit well with Embiid.“The competitive side that Joel possesses is not to be denied,” Brown said. “Helping him really prepare his body, helping him be able to play NBA basketball in multiple games and back-to-backs, all those types of things, that’s a health thing, that’s a discipline thing.”The Sixers head honcho added: “The preparation to go play a game, the pre-hab stuff, the discipline of getting yourself ready is always an evolution for any player. Joel’s no different.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT View comments Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alvarez, Golovkin seek their places in boxing history BCDA: P13-B deal with Malaysia firm for New Clark City project aboveboard PLAY LIST 03:51BCDA: P13-B deal with Malaysia firm for New Clark City project aboveboard02:17Saying she is a commuter, MMDA’s Pialago dismisses Anakbayan’s commute dare01:12MMDA assures public: No escorts for Panelo’s commute challenge02:14Carpio 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 Winning start However, a meniscus tear in his left knee once again ruled him out of action for a significant amount of time—keeping him out of contention for the Rookie of the Year award.With Embiid coming into the league already  looking as polished as a veteran player, Sixers head coach Brett Brown said that the Kansas product’s next step was to focus on keeping himself healthy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I think it has nothing to do really with his game. It’s not his jump hook. It’s not his defense. It’s his health,” Brown described his budding superstar to CSN Philly’s Jessica Camerato.“Helping him better understand how to consistently play NBA basketball is most on my mind.” Although he only appeared in 31 games last season for the Philadelphia 76ers, Joel Embiid’s hardwood prowess has embodied the entire city’s mantra of “Trust the Process.”After being rendered unable to play for the first two years of his career due to health issues, the 23-year-old Cameroonian showed glimpses of potential superstardom despite playing limited minutes for the “City of Brotherly Love.”ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Norwegian Girl Guides Give US$10,000 to Liberian Girl Guides for Ebola Fight

first_imgThe Norwegian Girl Guides Association (NGGA) has donated to the Liberian Girl Guides Association (LGGA) US$10,000 to aid its Liberian counterpart in contributing essential items to their members and others affected by the Ebola epidemic.The money, according to LGGA Commissioner Toniah Wiles, is being used to buy relief items, which are being distributed to its members in Monrovia and around the country.Liberia’s oldest Guide is one of the beneficiaries of the NGGA donation.  Speaking to this newspaper, 96-year-old Lucretia Jeneba Thomas, who was honored by the nation during this year’s independence anniversary, said she was glad that the Guides thought about her “during this Ebola time.”Madam Thomas, who served the longest as Commissioner of the LGGA, still has very sharp eyes and was able to walk from her house to a small orchard in front of her home, without assistance.She jokingly told our reporter that she was now out of fashion in this present generation of Liberians and is just waiting on God’s time, which “I want to happen now,” she said laughing and walked past our reporter.She was presented with an Ebola bucket along with other assorted items, including a bag of rice.Other older Guides that the LGGA visited also received similar items, while the younger Guides’ packages included sanitary pads. Commissioner Wiles stated that LGGA intends to donate to at least 3000 of their younger Guides.The LGGA also distributed items in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount Counties, as well as Montserrado County including Monrovia. In Tubmanburg, Bomi County, Commissioner Wiles and other senior Guides donated items to the only Government-run referral hospital in that city. The items included bags of rice, toiletries, sanitary pads, sacs of water thanks to the generosity of the Norwegian Girl Guides Association.She informed Dr. Gorbee Logan, Bomi County Chief Health Officer that the supplies were to be shared with children who have become orphans due to the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).Dr. Logan, expressing appreciation said the items “came just in time. We are in dire need of all of them at the hospital and the ETU.” He promised that the orphans would receive their share of the donated items.Similar donations were distributed in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County to the St. Timothy Hospital. The LGGA’s next stop will be Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, according to Commissioner Wiles. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Women Pledge Support to Boakai Presidential Bid

first_imgBusinesswomen in District #15, Montserrado County, have pledged their support to the presidential bid of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai in the 2017 general and presidential elections.They made their pledge recently in Caldwell at a town hall meeting, where they gathered to discuss economic and other national issues that affect their businesses.“We the businesswomen in Caldwell assure Veep Boakai of our support for the 2017 presidential race. You can count on us,” they indicated.Spokesperson Madam Haja Gray believes that “if the VP is elected as President, he will help them become self-sufficient, productive and efficient in catering to their families.”Madam Gray sells slippers, shoes and dry goods in Caldwell Market.According to her, there are lots of things the UP government has done for them, especially at the grassroots level in the business sector and as such, citizens of the country must elect VP Boakai to continue the legacy of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Madam Gray said: “We are willing to support him to the fullest.”After pledging their support, Madam Gray vowed that they are ready when given the necessary support to help tackle unemployment as well as stabilize the economy.She further stated that the businesswomen can turn the country’s economic turmoil around if given the needed push from government which she said would enable them to contribute their quota to stabilize the country’s currency.“We are not against foreign competition, but we want support to be able to compete with foreign businesses,” she added.Also speaking, head of Thumbs-Up Women Business Association, Ruth Parker, urged the businesswomen to make more efforts to grow their businesses.Parker noted that developing a strong, coherent, transparent and supportive policy on entrepreneurship needs a comprehensive consultative exercise on the topic.“The opportunity for our businesses to succeed and grow supports our future potential for increased employment, growth and prosperity,” she said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more