The Los Angeles Clippers launched a six-game road trip with a 133-130 victory over the Pelicans in New Orleans. With forward Paul George out for a fifth straight game with a hamstring strain, Kawhi Leonard continued his red-hot scoring pace, delivering 39 points for the Clippers – who trailed by 10 points late in the third quarter. Leonard has now scored at least 30 points in each of his past five games. Lou Williams scored 14 of his 32 points in the final period, when the Clippers out-scored the Pelicans 31-20. Williams put the Clippers up 133-127 with a three-pointer with 31.6 seconds remaining. JJ Redick responded with a three and Leonard missed, but Redick’s attempt at a game-tying three-pointer bounced off the rim. Center Derrick Favors led the Pelicans with 22 points. Brandon Ingram added 21, Redick chipped in 19 and Lonzo Ball scored 18 in a triple-double that also included 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Loading… New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson is slated to make his injury-delayed NBA debut on January 22Read Also: Tyson reveals: I won’t get into the boxing ring with SerenaThe Clippers, third in a Western Conference race led by the cross-town rival Lakers, improved to 30-13 with their third straight win.The Pelicans, who came into the contest having won four of their past five, will hope to see their fortunes improve further with the addition on Wednesday of number one draft pick Zion Williamson, whose NBA regular-season debut was delayed by right knee surgery in October.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Milwaukee Bucks, led by 29 points from reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo, ran roughshod over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, improving their league-leading record with a 117-97 victory. Lou Williams of the LA Clippers shoots against Nickeil Alexander-Walker in a 133-130 NBA victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. Antetokounmpo added 12 rebounds in the victory, the Bucks’ sixth straight. Milwaukee improved to 38-6 and lead the Miami Heat by 7 1⁄2 games in the Eastern Conference. The Bucks led 57-42 at half-time and stretched the advantage to 93-71 heading into the final period. Khris Middleton added 20 points for the Bucks, who had six players score in double figures. Kyrie Irving led the Nets with 17 points, but Brooklyn never really looked like stopping the Bucks, who connected on 50.6 percent of their shots from the field, including 17 of 37 three-point attempts. They held the Nets to 33.3 percent shooting, and never trailed after the opening minutes.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopIs This 1921 Cartoon The First Ever Meme?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAllen Durham did a little bit of everything and Meralco needed all of it to finally beat Barangay Ginebra, 94-81, and avoid a 0-3 hole in the 2017 PBA Governors Cup Finals Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Durham scored in a variety of ways no matter who he was up against or how many while also anchoring the Bolts’ defense. He was an unstoppable force, finishing with 38 points, 20 rebounds, four assists and five blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Brownlee nails buzzer-beater as Ginebra wins title PLAY LIST 01:40Brownlee nails buzzer-beater as Ginebra wins title03:06Ginebra, Meralco expect ‘tough, rough’ finals series to go the distance03:49Will Ginebra’s Barangay be a huge factor in the PBA Finals?01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “The game becomes a lot easier when you can make shots. Today we did a much better job at making our perimeter shots and a lot of credit goes to Reynel Hugnatan, who stepped up and made a lot of threes for us today,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.“Our defense was solid just like it was in our last game. The difference was we played defense for 48 minutes instead of 44. It’s gonna be tough going forward especially with Ranidel being out but at the same time we still have guys who out there fighting and we will go to war with them,” Black added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Bolts, who lost the first two games by double-digits, got a much-needed lift from veteran forward Reynel Hugnatan, who played extended minutes after starting forward Ranidel de Ocampo went down with an injury early.Hugnatan fired 22 points, going 7-of-12 from long range and grabbed five rebounds in close to 39 minutes of play. His last 3-pointer capped a 19-4 charge by the Bolts in the final six minutes and four seconds. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Durham, the back-to-back Best Import of the conference, scored 23 points in the second half, 13 in the final frame to counter the Gin Kings’ punches.A jumper by Justin Brownlee gave Ginebra a 72-66 edge with 9:36 left but Durham quickly led Meralco back and his coast-to-coast dunk over Japeth Aguilar put the Bolts ahead, 75-74, with under seven minutes remaining.Durham continued his rampage. He scored on a reverse layup against two defenders, rejected Aguilar’s shot on the other end, blocked Brownlee then converted a three-point play for an 86-77 buffer with 2:47 to go.Meralco goes for the equalizer on Friday still at the Big Dome.Ginebra had four players in double-figures led by Brownlee’s 15 points.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Foton, Branislav ready for PSL’s biggest conference View comments
The owners of the Kochi IPL franchise is believed to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) stating that Rendezvous Sports will hold only 10 per cent sweat equity in the team now.Rendezvous Sports World is owned by a consortium that includes businessman Vivek Venugopal, Sunanda Pushkar and Shailendra Gaekwad. It was originally meant to hold 25 per cent sweat equity in the team.According to sources, the consortium will submit the new terms to the BCCI early next week.In March, Rendezvous Sports World had won the franchisee rights for the Kochi IPL team for Rs 1,500 crore.The IPL’s Governing Council, which had met for an emergency meeting last Sunday, had terminated the contracts of of King’s XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals for breach of rules and had given Kochi franchise ten days to sort out their problems.- With PTI inputs
Southend fail in bid to make Henrik Larsson new bossby Ian Ferris10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Celtic and Sweden striker Henrik Larsson will not be the new manager of League One strugglers Southend United.The 48 year old had been in talks with the Shrimpers to take charge with former Celtic team-mates Johan Mjallby and Tommy Johnson as assistants.But Johnson, who would have been head of recruitment, has accepted an alternative offer and discussions with all three have ended.Chairman Ron Martin said all three were set to sign contracts at Roots Hall on Wednesday before Johnson pulled out. TagsFootball League OneAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say
On Friday, April 20, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) advocate and Center Without Walls founder, Nancy Davis, welcomed guests to the Beverly Hilton for its historic 25th Anniversary Race to Erase MS Gala.Flo Rida Performs At 25th Anniversary Race to Erase MS GalaThe event raised over $1.6 million to benefit the Race to Erase MS and its Center Without Walls program, a collaboration of top MS research centers working together as a team on ground-breaking research with the goal of treating and, ultimately, finding a cure for MS.Guests at this year’s event included Race to Erase MS Founder Nancy Davis, host Scott Rogowsky, Performers Flo Rida, Elle King, and Siedah Garrett, Musical Director Greg Phillinganes, and additional special guests including Ajiona Alexus, Byron Allen, A.R.T., Lance Bass, Talitha Bateman, Allison Baver, Stacey Bendet, Phillip Bloch, Katrina Bowden, Miles Brown, Logan Browning, Cheryl Burke & Matthew Lawrence, Terry Butler, Francesca Capaldi, Crawford Collins, Joan Collins, Karisma Collins, Kirsten Collins, Lisa Daftari, Ava Dash, Christine Devine & Sean McNabb, Cairo Dwek, Peter Facinelli, Frances Fisher, Elizabeth Gillies, Camille Grammer, Mason Grammer, Bryan Greenberg, Anne Heche, Renee Herbert, Jessica Holmes, Randy Jackson, Victoria Justice, Chandler Kinney, Avril Lavigne, Natalie Alyn Lind, Elena Matei, AnnaLynne McCord, Maureen McCormick, Steven McQueen, Aly Michalka, Ruby Modine, Kechi Okwuchi, Jack Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne, Lauren & Aaron Paul, Nile Rodgers, Olivia Sanabia, Paris Sanders, Gleb Savchenko, Johnathon Schaech, Serayah, Pepi Sonuga, Alyson Stoner, Nala Wayans, Vanna White, Sammy Wilk, Rumer Willis, Dave Winfield, Natalie Zea, Hannah Zeile, and many more.Host Scott Rogowsky (HQ Trivia) welcomed guests to the event and introduced the Fall 2018 runway show from Hollywood-favorite fashion brand alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet. The looks were showcased by a variety of models and actors, including Victoria Justice, Serayah, Francesa Capaldi, and Ajiona Alexus. Race to Erase MS founder Nancy Davis took the stage next, thanking guests for being in the room to celebrate the momentous 25th Anniversary Gala. She shared a special video highlighting the incredible accomplishments of the organization over the past quarter century, including raising over $47 million for the Center Without Walls program.Peter Facinelli introduced the first performer of the evening, Grammy Award-nominated artist Elle King, who had the crowd on their feet with her hit song “Ex’s & Oh’s” and a cover of Tom Petty’s “American Girl.”Kelly and Jack Osbourne at 25th Anniversary Race to Erase MS GalaBrother and sister duo Kelly and Jack Osbourne, who himself was diagnosed with MS in 2012, announced the beginning of the evening’s fast-paced auction, which featured one-of-a-kind opportunities and collector’s items including a skip trip at The Little Nell in Aspen Colorado, a trip to New York Fashion Week with the alice + olivia team, an irresistible teacup puppy, dinner with the Osbourne family, and a Bahamas vacation aboard an Illusions yacht. The big item of the night was a Ferrari Portofino, one of the first of its kind to reach Los Angeles, which went for an incredible $250,000.The next performer of the evening, Siedah Garrett, was introduced by actress Anne Heche. Garrett sang her single “Carry On,” which she wrote after meeting Nancy Davis last year and being inspired to do what she could to help Davis’ cause. She also sang the song she co-wrote for Michael Jackson, “Man in the Mirror,” and had the audience singing and dancing along.Randy Jackson introduced the night’s headliner, music superstar Flo Rida, who brought down the house with a seven-song set that included hits “Right Round,” “In The Ayer,” “My House,” and “Wild Ones.”In what has become a Race to Erase MS tradition over the past 25 years, an uplifting rendition of “Lean On Me,” was performed as the finale of the evening, led by Randy Jackson, who was joined on stage by Nancy Davis, Lance Bass, Siedah Garrett, La Toya Jackson, Kechi Okwuchi, A.R.T., Ajiona Alexus, and more.The Race to Erase MS Gala was generously sponsored by ALEX AND ANI, Ferrari Beverly Hils, alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet, Associated Television International, and The Beverly Hilton, with support from Evine, Mark’s Garden, Carbonadi, Neo Water, and Bodvar House of Rosés.Race to Erase MS was founded in 1993 by Nancy Davis and is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of Multiple Sclerosis. All funds raised by the organization, through its iconic galas and year-round initiatives, support the “Center Without Walls” program, a unique collaboration of the world’s leading MS research scientists currently representing Harvard, Yale, Cedars Sinai, University of Southern California, Oregon Health Science University, UC San Francisco and Johns Hopkins.Davis also created the annual “Orange You Happy to Erase MS” campaign, which takes place for the entire month of May (MS Awareness Month) and adds yet another branch of fundraising for MS research. Throughout the month, a variety of orange products, many of which are specially created for this initiative, are sold to benefit the cause and elevate public awareness about MS. Orange T-shirts with symbolic messaging are created annually and in recent years, modeled by longtime supporters Sharon and Kelly Osbourne. For the 2018 campaign, they will be joined by Jack Osbourne, an MS survivor himself, and his two young daughters! Among the partners is ALEX AND ANI, a company that has been a loyal partner to Race to Erase MS since 2012. They created a unique Cupcake Charm Bangle and donated twenty percent of its proceeds to Race to Erase MS. This effort alone has raised over $1 million for multiple sclerosis research. Additional partners of the 2018 Race to Erase MS Gala and “Orange You Happy to Erase MS” campaign include Evine and Right Bank Shoe Co.
OTTAWA – The federal Liberals will ask a group of advisers, led by Ontario’s former health minister, to explore options for a national program to cover the cost of prescription drugs and report back in 2019 — ensuring pharmacare becomes a key election campaign issue.The measure forms a part of a trinity of major drug initiatives in Tuesday’s federal budget, the other two being a $231-million package of steps that aims to confront Canada’s escalating opioid crisis, including $150 million in emergency funding, and tax changes for cannabis-based pharmaceuticals.Former Ontario health minister Eric Hoskins will head up an advisory council to come up with options on how to create a national pharmacare program — a program that the parliamentary budget watchdog has warned could cost $19 billion a year.The work will include consulting with provinces, territories and Indigenous groups about what drugs should be included, and the costs involved for “whatever model that we choose,” Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor said after the budget speech with Hoskins at her side.Hoskins won’t have to deliver a final report until the spring of 2019, setting the stage for the Liberals to make pharmacare a centrepiece of the party’s election campaign and take a key talking point away from NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh.Following Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s speech, Singh seemed unfazed by the prospect, noting that the Liberals were only promising to examine the issue. He even dared the government to steal his party’s proposal and implement a national pharmacare plan.“What the government is proposing is not a plan. This is a fantasy,” Singh said. “We want to introduce a program now.”Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said “Canadians should brace themselves” about what might come, because a former Ontario Liberal cabinet minister shouldn’t be trusted to craft “any kind of plan, never mind one in the health care field.”The Liberals say they won’t apply a new excise tax to cannabis-based pharmaceutical products that can be obtained with a prescription once marijuana is legalized this year.Nor will the excise tax be applied to oils that contain low amounts of THC, the primary psychoactive element in marijuana, that are used by children with certain medical conditions.The government wants to tax legal marijuana at either $1 per gram or one-tenth of a product’s price, whichever is greater.But those medications represent a minority of those used by patients, according to one group. Canadians for Access to Medical Marijuana also questioned the wording behind a budget promise to consider retroactively reimbursing patients an unspecified amount for taxes already paid on cannabis-based pharmaceuticals.“Exempting a small minority of patients does not address the affordability issue and implies some patients are more legitimate than others. Looking into a reimbursement program implies patients can afford to pay for their medicine in the first instance. They can’t,” director Jonathan Zaid said in a statement.The Opposition Conservatives have chided the government for moving too fast on legal pot, suggesting there are outstanding public safety issues that need to be addressed.The budget outlines $62.5 million over five years beginning this year for public education programs around cannabis use, and a further $20 million over five years for research by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.The Liberals are also spending $80.5 million over five years starting this year to reduce tobacco use, particularly in Indigenous communities, and raising taxes on cigarettes by $1 per carton.On opioids, provinces and territories will receive $150 million in emergency funding this year to deal with a crisis that is projected to claim more than 4,000 lives this year.The balance of the $231.4 million will go towards public education campaigns, better access to public health data and new equipment and tools to allow border agents to better detect dangerous opioids like fentanyl before they enter the country.— With files from Geordon Omand and Lee BerthiaumeNote to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version carried a headline suggesting the government already taxes cannabis-based pharmaceuticals, and did not reflect that certain cannabis-based pharmaceuticals will be exempt from new excise taxes.
MILAN – Youthful designers injected energy into the third day Sunday of Milan Fashion Week menswear previews for next spring and summer.While the topics of generational and creative change at some of the most-established Milan fashion houses were running in the background, young brands carved out their own space to grow by their own rules.Some highlights from Sunday’s shows, including Milan mainstay Prada alongside younger brands Palm Angels, MSGM, Sunnei and Korean newcomers BESFXXK.___PRADA BASICSMiuccia Prada says she was “trying to do elegant in a new young way” with her latest menswear collection.At Prada, young does not translate to streetwear, even if there were sneakers. The new plastic square logo on nearly every garment, including the folded turtle neck, was strictly an ironic answer to prevailing trends.Against previous intentions, elegant at Prada translated into sexy — i.e. short shorts for men — and at times playful — big stuffed aviator hats made for summer despite the decidedly wintery earflaps, mostly in Prada’s trademark black vinyl.“I never pronounced sexy in my life. I never wanted Prada to be sexy,” but willingly embraced the notion as the rest of the fashion world seemed to resist sexiness in favour of boxy street looks, the designer said.“You know I am a bit of a contrarian,” she said.The looks amounted to basic mix and match, layer or not: Straight trousers, turtle necks, shirts and jackets, and the short-shorts, which Prada called “a miniskirt” for men. Materials included denim and suede. The colours were mostly neutrals.There was a slightly psychedelic feel to daisy print shirts and fantastic scenes that conjured the animated film version of the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine.”Underlining the message, Prada stripped the showroom bare, put clear plastic sheets on the wall and sat guests on inflatable clear cubes.“Sometimes, it is good to go back to simple things,” she said.____PALM ANGELS: ITALIAN STREET WEARFrancesco Ragazzi’s America-inspired street fashion brand, Palm Angels, had all the codes of the latest trends: neon flashes, thick-soled sneakers, short gym shorts, technical cargo pants.But the 32-year-old designer underlined the luxury in the brand with details. The gym shorts were suede and had orange trim. Shorts and a baby blue top with puffy sleeves came with draw sting.The footwear included cowboy boots painted with the Stars and Stripes, the perfect accompaniment to a jumpsuit in a bald eagle-American flag print.A striped strap worn across the chest, apparently binding the upper arms, was an accessory, not part of the garment, as was made clear when a model sported one bare- chested. The looks were tagged as much as branded, with neon tags hanging from pockets. Tiny goggles with colored lenses added an urban edge.___VITAMIN INJECTION AT MSGMMassimo Giorgetti’s MSGM collection for next spring and summer recalls his youthful 1980s summers in his native Adriatic coastal city of Rimini, a time, the designer said, when the beach crowds never abandoned their fashion sense.And Giorgetti paid homage to classic looks of his adopted home in Milan, where he launched his MSGM brand eight years ago.Giorgetti said he wanted to emphasize his Italian roots while also injecting a dose of 1980s energy. “It’s a show that recharges you,”Giorgetti said backstage.The 41-year-old designer made the point quite literally, imitating colorful graphic logos from well-known Italian vitamin brands with the MSGM Milano logo on silky button-down shirts. There was a plethora of 1980s neon colours, bright florals and prints —from Manga volley-ball playing characters to Roger Minick photographs of tourists.Rimini is celebrated in slouchy knitwear with the city’s name in rainbow colours, worn with striped denim shorts layered over longer boxers. But also in the tangerine shorts and lime green swimming briefs.For Milan, there were tie-dye knits over colorful print thigh-baring short, jeans and colour-block hoodies, and pin-striped suits with palm tree shadows and the band logo on the back.____SUNNEIDesigners Simone Rizzo and Loris Messina showed their Sunnei label against the backdrop of the Milan skyline as seen from the 31st floor of Gio Ponti’s famed Pirelli Tower. It was an aspirational location, reflected in the invitation that showed the tower from below in a faux smart-phone snap — the view the designers have from their studio.But the sophisticated, architectural designs were a natural fit for Gio Ponte’s arched ceilings and geometrically tiled floors, and showed the designers have definitely arrived. The collection included for the first time women’s looks alongside the menswear, and the designers said they found a natural interplay.“They speak the same language. For us, men and women change little. Unfortunately, we have to categorize it. But for us it is the same thing,” Rizzo said.The looks were clean and sharp, with a focus on soft comfort. The colour palate was soothing, from pale blue, sea green, cream and grey offset by orange and red.Parachute pants worked for him and for her, paired with knit cropped tops for her or an oversized jersey hoodie for him.Her transparent anorak with orange draw strings gave a sporty touch to an orange terry cloth dress with an asymmetrical hemline. His anorak features a notched collar and doubles as a suit jacket with wide-legged cropped pants.He wore a worn leather vest with utility pockets with loose jeans and a floppy brim hat, while she wore it with slim skirt with cargo pockets. He carried a large travel bag, hers was a rectangular purse, as the designers also presented a full range of accessories including wavy platform shoes and simple sneakers, sunglasses and headbands.“It is the natural extension of the brand that we have always presented,” Rizzo said. “Our goal is not to change the mood for style from season to season, but to grow, expand the categories.”___SOUTH KOREAN NEWCOMERS UNVEIL BESFXXK BRANDSouth Korean newcomers to Milan, Jae Hyuk Lim and Bona Kim, unveiled their BESFXXK brand that mixes Japanese textiles with American street-styling from the 1980s and British tailoring.The unusual name combines the notion of bespoke designs with a more irreverent street looks.The 33-year-old designers aggressively deconstruct and recompose everyday garments for their combined menswear and womenswear collection, like sweatshirts and trench coats.So a top for him is composed of a T-shirt and a jean jacket sewn together, while hers is a man’s collared shirt on one side and an angelic white woman’s shirt on the other. Trench coats feature asymmetrical hems. Or can be transformed into a skirt for her, the arms of it wrapped around the waist as a natural belt.“It is not just a mix of two different elements, it is a mix of cultures,” Lim said.___This story has been amended to correct the spelling of Miuccia Prada’s name.