Sixers’ Embiid, Simmons eager to prove doubters wrong

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments MOST READ Paul and Harden hope bond translates to success on court DAY6 is for everybody “I’ve seen what everybody’s said on Twitter,” Embiid said Monday when the Philadelphia 76ers held their media day. “It doesn’t bother me. I love it, I love critics and it just makes me better. I love seeing people say I can’t do this and I’m going to go out there and work on it and come back the next game or whenever I can and show that I can do this.”Simmons, the No. 1 overall pick last year, can’t wait to make his NBA debut after missing an entire season because of a broken right foot. He sounded a bit slighted that people aren’t mentioning him as a potential Rookie of the Year candidate.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“They’ll remember,” Simmons said. “I came to the States when I was 15 and nobody knew who I was, so I feel like I’m kind of back at the stage and I got to prove myself again, which is fine. I’m looking forward to that part.”Simmons declared himself 100 percent ready to go when training camp starts Tuesday. But Embiid has not been cleared for 5-on-5 drills, and the team will take a cautious approach in his return from his injured left knee. Embiid said scans look “perfect,” and he’s aiming to be ready for the season opener. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Photographers photograph Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid as he dribbles a ball during media day at the NBA basketball team’s practice facility, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Camden, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)CAMDEN, N.J. — The chips on the shoulders of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have not softened over the offseason.Both players are eager to prove doubters wrong.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees Still, Embiid has a realistic outlook.“I’ll be honest, I don’t think I’ll play 82 games,” he said. “That’s not happening.”Embiid, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 draft, played only 31 games last year after missing two full seasons. His career has been riddled with injuries dating to his college days at Kansas. He had surgery onMarch 24 to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.When he played, Embiid looked dominant. He averaged 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds last season.“People still haven’t really seen what I can do,” he said.Simmons will open as the point guard with rookie No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz joining him in the backcourt.ADVERTISEMENT In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide 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 award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “He’s a great player, a good friend and our chemistry is getting better every day and that will play a big role in this team’s success,” Simmons said.Sixers coach Brett Brown said Simmons has been dominating in the gym.“Compared to last year, I’m a much better player,” Simmons said. “It’s not even close.”The 19-year-old Fultz is certain he can fit into a lineup that also includes Dario Saric, Robert Covington, J.J. Reddick, Amir Johnson and others. The Sixers also signed free-agent forward Kris Humphries and center Emera Okafor to complete their camp roster.“You can’t think you’re not going to make it,” Fultz said. “You’ve got to believe it in order to do it.”The Sixers were 47-190 between 2013-16 before going 28-54 last season. Expectations are much higher now and fans are talking playoffs. Las Vegas oddsmakers set the over/under for win total at 42½.“We have a lot of potential,” Embiid said. “We have to learn to play together. As long as we stay healthy, the future is bright.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Police search for armed robbery suspect in Rancho Bernardo

first_img Posted: September 23, 2018 Police search for armed robbery suspect in Rancho Bernardo SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An armed man robbed an eatery in Rancho Bernardo, pistol whipped an employee there, but was unable to keep the stolen money when he ran into a pillar during his escape, dropping the money but not his gun, a police officer said Sunday.An employee was closing up a Jersey Mike’s restaurant, 15800 Bernardo Center Drive, when the suspect entered through an open back door a little after 10:45 p.m. Saturday and forced the employee to open up the register, said Officer John Buttle of the San Diego Police Department.The suspect then had the employee open a safe and the victim gave the armed robber a money envelope, Buttle said.“The suspect took the envelope, pistol whipped the victim and fled out the back door,” he said, adding that the victim suffered a laceration to his head from the attack.And while the suspect was running away he ran into a pillar, knocking him to the ground and dropping the money envelope — but not the gun, he said.The suspect then ran across a pedestrian bridge over Camino Del Norte.The suspect was described as a 5-foot, 10-inch tall white male between 20 to 30 years old and 150 to 160 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, black bandana, with the hoodie drawn tight around his face. He also wore dark pants and black running shoes.San Diego police asked anyone with any information regarding the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. September 23, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Acts of kindness can reduce depression

first_imgShowing compassion to others can help reduce depression and increase life satisfaction, say scientists who found that the most disagreeable individuals benefit the greatest.The most disagreeable individuals, who are also the least likely to be kind, can benefit most from behaving more compassionately, a York University study has found.More than 640 people who were mildly depressed took part in the study which tracked the results of online compassion training. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfResearchers from York University in Canada asked the participants, who were on average in their mid-30s, to take part in one of three online compassion intervention exercises including a control condition.They were asked to complete their exercise and report back via an online platform every other day for three weeks.Two months later, disagreeable participants who performed acts of kindness in close relationships showed the greatest reductions in depression and greatest increases in life satisfaction. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”As a result of their hostility and lack of cooperation, disagreeable types risk getting rejected or ostracised. There is a lot of conflict in their relationships, and they suffer the consequences, said Myriam Mongrain, a professor at York.We found that providing concrete suggestions to those individuals, giving them ways in which they could express empathic concern in their close relationships was tremendously helpful,” said Mongrain.Highly disagreeable people often lack empathy, even in their close relationships, said Mongrain. “Implementing these new behaviours might have left them feeling affirmed and liked in their close social circle. This might have been the anti-depressant ingredient in this group,” she said.The findings are particularly noteworthy given that the interventions were administered online and only required 10-15 minutes every other day. In other words, it was easy to implement, could be administered worldwide and had profound effects for some individuals.In another exercise condition, participants were asked to spend up to 10 minutes meditating on nurturing phrases such as “May you be happy” or “May you be safe.” This exercise was of benefit to participants as a whole. However, when examining interactions effects with the disagreeable personality variable, the researchers found that it was the kindness exercise that was most helpful for this subgroup.Researchers say the results could have immediate practical applications for social scientists, policymakers, psychology researchers, and health practitioners.The widespread application of compassion interventions could contribute to a more humane and kinder society, particularly when targeted at those proneto hostility.last_img read more

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