Paul George undergoes arthroscopic surgery on left knee

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George speaks to reporters in Oklahoma City, Saturday, April 28, 2018, the day after the team’s loss in the first round of the NBA playoffs to the Utah Jazz. (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP)OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George has had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.The procedure was performed Wednesday by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments George is expected to returning to normal offseason activities in six to eight weeks. He averaged 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.04 steals and 36.6 minutes in 79 games this season, his first with the Thunder.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 crown 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 awardcenter_img P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Celtics oust 76ers, face Cavs in Eastern Conference Finals LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Be effective leaders – First Lady to graduates of leadership programme

first_imgFirst Lady Sandra Granger on Monday charged the 66 graduates at the Fourth Youth Leadership and Training Programme to use their newly acquired skills to become effective leaders in their homes, schools, workplaces and communities.“I charge you to dream beyond that; to have the vision and develop the stamina that will take you to participation in local, regional and general elections as the honest, forthright leaders our country needs,” First Lady Granger said in her address at the closing ceremony, held at the Madewini Training Centre on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway.The graduates pay keen attention as the First Lady makes her addressThis latest group of graduates are employed young persons, who were selected to participate in the sessions aimed at teaching them practical leadership related skills.“You were selected because someone recognised your leadership potential,” the First Lady said, even as she reminded them that their participation in the training over two weekends is a demonstration of their commitment and desire to enhance themselves and serve their communities.The training programme is a combination of theory and practice that was designed to fill the gaps in training youth across the country. These youths are taught leadership, management, event planning, communications, effective public speaking, meeting, and meeting procedures and other ‘soft’ skills such as courtesy and deportment.The First Lady encouraged the graduates to use what they learnt, “to begin to function efficiently and effectively as a leader.”Meanwhile, Presidential Advisor on Youth Empowerment Aubrey Norton said he is always pleased to attend the closing ceremonies as he would have noted the participants’ measurable progress from start to finish.He said that the programme, “focuses on leadership by example… We seek to inculcate self-discipline and love for your country. We are urging the young people that are trained to seek to improve their own lives as well as the lives of other young people in the community.”Youth from all but the Barima-Waini, Potaro-Siparuni and Upper Takutu-Upper Berbice regions participated in the latest training, Norton revealed.Special prizes were given to Wilton Hinds and Shareefah Parks who were named the male and female participant who best exemplified leadership, and Akeem Hyndman and Tanya Hooper, named the male and female with the most outstanding personality. These awardees were all selected by their peers.The graduates celebrated their success and charmed the audience with a mixed musical presentation that included a rendition of “I believe the children are our future” and “Lean on me”.Director of Youth Melissa Carmichael, Deputy Director of Youth Leslyn Boyce and Ronald Austin Jr, Training and Education Officer were also present at the ceremony.last_img read more

Exclusive – Giroud: Arsenal squad have full faith in Wenger

first_imgArsenal striker Oliver Giroud has told talkSPORT that the players have full faith in Arsene Wenger despite pressure mounting from the stands for his exit.Wenger has come under constant pressure from the Gunners faithful despite qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League and being just four points behind fourth placed West Ham United.But Giroud believes the current squad has full trust in their manager, and has backed Wenger to prove the doubters wrong.The Frenchman said: “I think it is the minority of fans, and it is our job on the pitch to make them happy and show them he is a great manager, and that he is the best man for the situation.“We trust him, especially now when we are on a bad run, he has a good way of making us feel confident and keeping our heads up.“It is disappointing to see [the banners] because we are a team and a pack, from the players to the boss to the medical staff, we are a team, so when one of those people are getting criticised by someone we take it personally, it gives us the power to want to fight harder and play well.”Oliver Giroud spoke ahead of Arsenal’s game against Newcastle this weekend which is the Club’s dedicated charity matchday which sees the Arsenal manager and players donating a day’s wages to The Arsenal Foundation which supports projects which help young people thrive.  For more details visit: read more

Schalke announce loan deal for Manchester City defender Nastasic

first_imgSchalke have announced the loan signing of Matija Nastasic from Manchester City.Nastasic was deemed surplus to requirements by City boss Manuel Pellegrini earlier this season.The centre-back has only played once this term – in the Community Shield defeat to Arsenal – and he has been allowed to leave for the Bundesliga side, who are managed by former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo.“Schalke have now agreed with Manchester City the final details of a loan for Matija Nastasic subject to a medical,” a statement on Schalke’s website said.Schalke confirmed Nastasic will remain on loan with them until the end of the season and they also revealed “a purchase option” has been agreed with City for the 21-year-old.Nastasic joined City from Fiorentina in 2012 and became a regular under former boss Roberto Mancini.The Serbian only made 11 league starts under Pellegrini last season, though, and he has not turned out for the Premier League champions since August 10. 1 Matija Nastasic in action for Manchester City last_img read more

DONE DEAL! Middlesbrough sign former Manchester City star on season-long loan

first_img Alvaro Negredo in action for Valencia 1 Middlesbrough have agreed a deal to sign Alvaro Negredo from Valencia on a season-long loan.The 30-year-old has already linked up with Aitor Karanka’s squad in Marbella at their pre-season training camp, although the Premier League new boys are still waiting on paperwork to ratify the deal.Negredo has previous Premier League experience, having been a member of the Manchester City side which won the title in 2014.The Spain international, part of the European Championship-winning squad in 2012, scored nine goals in 32 top-flight appearances for City but departed after just a season to return to his homeland.He has spent the past two years with Valencia and has scored ten goals in 55 LaLiga appearances.Negredo is the eighth signing made by Boro since they sealed promotion back to the Premier League.Viktor Fischer, Victor Valdes, Antonio Barragan, Marten de Roon, Gaston Ramirez, Bernardo Espinosa and Jordan McGhee have also joined the club this summer.last_img read more


first_imgThe fishing captain who saved the lives of three men off the coast of Donegal yesterday has said he is no hero.John ‘Jock’ Harkin was unloading another boat at Leenan Pier when he heard another boat had gone down off Fanad Head.John jumped in his own boat, the Niamh Crone, along with three other men including his son Damien and Sean Kearney and James Doherty. The 58 year old fishing skipper told Donegal Daily “We were unloading fish on Leenan Pier when we heard about the call. We then heard that three men were in the water so we rushed out as fast as we could.“We got to them fairly quickly. Two of them were okay but I honestly thought the third man was dead.“He was a terrible colour and he wasn’t moving at all.“We got them out of the water and got them back to the pier as quickly as we could.” John and his fellow rescuers were first to reach the men who had been forced to abandon their stricken vessel, the St Elizabeth just after 1.30pm.Two of the three rescued men have been named locally as Matthew Kearney and Maurice Ivors.John, from Clonmany on the Inishowen Peninsula, said he is no hero but was just delighted to be able to help save the men.“I don’t think any of us class ourselves as heroes. It’s just what anybody would do.“We didn’t have much time to think about what we were doing. It’s a good thing that someone on board had good eyesight because we got to them fairly quickly. “I wouldn’t like to think what might have happened if they had been in the water much longer.“It could be us in that sea tomorrow and I would like to think that someone would be able to do the same for us,” he said.CAPTAIN WHO RESCUED THREE STRANDED FISHERMEN SAYS HE’S NO HERO was last modified: June 20th, 2013 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:John HarkinLEENAN PIERNiamh CronerescueSt Elizabethlast_img read more


first_imgOne of the most iconic 2-Tone bands that helped turn ska into a global brand will make a special appearance at this year’s Earagail Arts Festival.The Selecter were once described as ‘conspiring to make dancing the only way to walk’. Thirty one years later, those words still hold true.Last October The Selecter returned to the live arena to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal debut album Too Much Pressure with a performance in Belgium. This year the band embarked on a busy touring schedule in Europe, the UK and now Ireland for the Earagail Arts Festival.With a killer new ten-piece band and amazing new frontman John Gibbons, The Slecter has come back with a new album of hit songs and hugely danceable beats and for the fans of yesteryear has reveamped the hits for the festival stages.Last month the band released their first new single Big In The Body, Small In The Mind, a musical call-to-action to ska fans the world over to embrace and defend the 2-Tone concept of multiculturalism.Musically it’s a slice of The Selecter doing what they do best, mixing ska/rocksteady with a pop sensibility and coupling it with acute social observations on the state of the world right now. CLASSIC HITSClassic hits like Three Minute Hero, Missing Words, On My Radio, James Bond and of course Too Much Pressure heralded the return of one of the most vital, visceral and important Ska acts ever, who promise to deliver a stunning performance for both old and new 2-tone fans.The Selecter will perform at The Grill, Letterkenny on July 16 supported by well-known Donegal DJs who eat, sleep and breath 80s music, PK and Marty Clampett.EndsTHE SELECTER TO BRING BACK THE MEMORIES AT EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL was last modified: June 30th, 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:The Selectorlast_img read more

Valley manager for transit gets big pay bump

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The number of MTA executives with annual salaries of $100,000 or more has grown in recent years, leading the board to reform pay raise procedures. – Lisa Mascaro The MTA’s general manager in the San Fernando Valley got a $14,450-a-year raise – on top of a similar pay hike last year – bringing his salary to nearly $171,000, the agency board decided Thursday. Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said the 9 percent raise will bring the salary of Richard Hunt in line with those of similar jobs. The agency’s four other general managers each earn up to $182,000. Hunt has led Valley bus operations for the past year, managing 350 routes and 1,000 employees. He also has overseen operations for the opening of the Metro Orange Line busway. Last year, Hunt received a 12 percent raise after being promoted to general manager, bumping his salary from $135,819 to $152,465. 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


first_imgThe late Alan McSherryThe wife of a man tragically killed following an alleged hit and run has released a picture of her late husband on the eve of his first anniversary.Popular Alan McSherry, 48, was found dead at Ardfarna, outside Bundoran on August 25th last year.The much-loved surfer from Boyannagh had allegedly been struck by a car while returning home. His heartbroken wife Jo will remember her husband at his first anniversary mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea Chapel, Bundoran this Saturday at 7pm.Jo sent Donegal Daily this picture of Alan which she said she would like used with the notice of his first anniversary mass.Alan, who was originally from Liverpool, was known for his great sense of fun and kindness.It is that sense of fun which will be remembered by many of Alan’s friends who are also planning a sponsored fancy dress cycle from Bundoran to Mullaghmore and back on Sunday next starting at 2pm. All funds raised will go towards Ozanam House.A local woman, Lisa Roohan (24), also from Boyannagh, has been charged with dangerous driving causing Alan’s death and will appear at a future court sitting. WIFE REMEMBERS TRAGIC HUSBAND WITH POIGNANT PICTURE ON EVE OF FIRST ANNIVERSARY was last modified: August 21st, 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:Alan McSherrybundorandeathJo McSherrylast_img read more

Man United win Vodacom Challenge

first_imgWayne Rooney, as he had been in the previous match between the two clubs, was hacked down on a number of occasions. In the previous encounter he lost his temper and forced Ferguson into substituting him before he was carded. This time around, he made Chiefs pay with his play. Winger Lee Martin found veteran Ryan Giggs with a cross and he made no mistake with his chance, blasting the ball high into the corner of the net. Even during the game they made adjustments that worked; Chiefs used the offside trap effectively in the first half, but twice in the second stanza the Red Devils scored after springing the trap. 28 July 2008 Devoid of most of their frontline players two years ago, United had fallen to the Amakhosi in a penalty shootout for the title. This time around, with a much stronger side, including some of the European champions’ superstars, they were far too much for Chiefs to handle, even though the South African club had drawn 1-1 with them earlier in the tournament. First chanceChiefs created the first chance of the contest when Siphelele Mthembu ghosted past goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak, but Nemanja Vidic was back to cover his keeper and clear off the line. Commenting after the game, Kaizer Chiefs’ coach Muhsin Ertugral said the Red Devils had let the ball do the work and his players could learn from that. The gap is big, about four goals big. Rooney strikesThe Red Devils doubled their advantage 12 minutes into the second half when Rooney beat the offsides trap and then Khune in the Chiefs’ goal after Danny Simpson had sent a defence-splitting through-ball for him. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Some local fans might have thought that there is not much of a gap between PSL clubs and the English champions after the draw a week earlier between Chiefs and United at Newlands. In Pretoria, United showed the difference between one of the world’s leading teams and one of the better PSL sides. A physical approach had worked for Chiefs in the first meeting between the teams in Cape Town but, having had a chance to assess their opponents, United were far too clinical for the Amakhosi this time. Giggs then set up Michael Carrick with an accurate cross, but his shot was straight at Khune and the half ended with Manchester United enjoying a single goal lead. After a quarter-of-an-hour the England striker created some space for himself, but Amakhosi goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune was able to make the stop. Rooney, though, was making a nuisance of himself and Khune needed to clear from him shortly afterwards after the Unted star had beaten defender Jonathan Quartey. Narrow missChiefs’ supporters made some noise when Siphiwe Tshabalala narrowly missed with a free kick after Jose Torrealba was brought down just outside the area, but it was United who were in charge of the game. Five minutes before halftime, they hit the lead. Faced with the precision, pace, and big match temperament of the Red Devils, Chiefs had little to offer to counter it excepting effort, which led to some over robust tackles going in. Substitute Frazier Campbell thought he had made it 4-0 eight minutes from time after he rounded goalkeeper Khune, but Amakhosi skipper Jimmy Tau knocked the ball off the line. Manchester United lifted the 2008 Vodacom Challenge trophy at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday, comprehensively outplaying Kaizer Chiefs 4-0 in the final. Shortly after the break Giggs nearly struck a second goal, but Khune denied him. The rebound fell to Rooney, who hit the side-netting with his effort. RoutCampbell, though, was able to celebrate two minutes from the end when he knocked in a loose ball in the area to complete the rout. Rooney signaled his intent after four minutes when he was played in by Ryan Giggs, but his chip just passed over the crossbar. Speed and precision“I hope not only my players realise that, but also the rest of South Africa. This thing of holding on to the ball for long has never brought South Africa any success. We need to use more speed and precision,” he said at the post-match press conference. It didn’t take long for United to add a third and Rooney was once again involved. He headed down a cross from Simpson to Tom Cleverley at the near post and he knocked it in to firmly take Chiefs out of the game.last_img read more