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Randolph powers Kings past slumping 76ers

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first_imgSixers’ Embiid sidelined by back injury MOST READ LATEST STORIES Hield gave the Kings a 79-78 lead with a 3-pointer with 9:48 remaining. Carter made a full-court outlet pass to Garrett Temple for a layup that made it 92-86 Sacramento with 4:18 left.The 40-year-old Carter made another crucial play down the stretch, hustling for an offensive rebound that led to Randolph’s jumper with 1:59 to play.“Coach trusts me to be solid and consistent, not make mistakes and help our guys when I can,” Carter said. “I’ve been in big situations so I enjoy being on the court.”Simmons answered with a driving basket that made it 96-92, but he couldn’t convert the free throw after being fouled and the rally fizzled from there.“I don’t think we’ve been focusing down the stretch — missing shots, not calling the right plays,” Simmons said. “It’s just little things like that. It comes down to us focusing, and making sure we’re committed to defense and offense at the same time.”EMBIID’S ABSENCEEmbiid did not travel with the team to Chicago for Monday’s 117-115 loss to the Bulls. He was expected to play against the Kings on the second night of back-to-back games, but Brown said the team’s medical staff advised him to keep the 7-foot center on the sideline.The injury has kept Embiid out for four of the last six games. Brown said Embiid’s back “is still a little bit sore.”BROWN ON OKAFORJahlil Okafor, whom Philadelphia traded to Brooklyn earlier this month, made headlines in New York on Tuesday for saying he was glad to be with an organization that had “an actual NBA coaching staff.” Randolph scored 27 points and Carter had two key plays late in the game, helping the Kings to a 101-95 victory over the slumping Philadelphia 76ers.Buddy Hield had 24 points and Frank Mason III finished with 16 for Sacramento, which came back from a 16-point second-half deficit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Zach started us out and really carried us for a while,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said. “He was really, really terrific.”The 36-year-old Randolph was rejuvenated after he rested during Sunday’s 108-93 loss at Toronto. He made 12 of 19 shots and grabbed five rebounds. Philadelphia 76ers’ JJ Redick, left, and Sacramento Kings’ Frank Mason III go flying after Mason blocked Redick’s shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA — Zach Randolph and Vince Carter have been playing for so long that some of their teammates were toddlers when they broke into the NBA.That double dose of experience worked out quite well for Sacramento on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT “He’s an amazing low-post threat, for a long period of time,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said.Besides putting up solid numbers — Randolph entered leading the team in scoring and rebounding at 15.2 points and 7 boards per game — he is enjoying his role as veteran leader.“We get along well,” he said. “These kids are working, they’re playing hard, and it’s showing on the court. We believe in them.”Ben Simmons had 13 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists for Philadelphia, which lost for the seventh time in eight games while playing without center Joel Embiid for the second straight night due to a back injury. Robert Covington led the 76ers with 17 points.Philadelphia looked out of sync without Embiid and Sacramento took advantage.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defensecenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “Jahlil knows what we did here,” Brown said before the loss. “It’s a young person who gave a quote. … I think everybody understands how we treat people here and the attention he received while he was here.”TIP-INSKings: G George Hill (illness) did not play. … Malachi Richardson had three points in 19 minutes after not playing Sunday due to an ankle injury. … G De’Aaron Fox was back in the lineup after missing Sunday’s game at Toronto due to a bruised right thigh, but he didn’t return after re-injuring it in the first half. He had two points in 11 minutes.76ers: Embiid last played in Philadelphia’s nationally televised game against Oklahoma City on Friday night, finishing with 34 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the 76ers’ 119-117 triple-overtime loss. … Prior to the game, the 76ers honored Philadelphia native and South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley. The Gamecocks play at Temple on Thursday night. … J.J. Redick left after injuring his hamstring. He had eight points in 15 minutes.UP NEXTKings: Finish four-game road trip at Brooklyn on Wednesday night.Sixers: Host Toronto on Thursday night in the first game of a home-and-home series. Philadelphia will play at the Raptors on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

EXPLORING CHURCH AND SOCIETY RELATIONS: SHOULD THE CHURCH GET INVOLVED IN POLITICS AND BUSINESS?…

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first_imgIn this third article of the series centered on examining Church and state relations, particular attention is drawn to the question of whether the Church should get involved in politics. Bluntly put, “Should the Church get involved in politics or not?” And if the answer is “yes” then what kind of politics and to what extent? What happens to Church and state if the Church gets involved or fails to get involved in politics? Let us explore below. The second article of this series on the role and functions of the Church in society made the following points:What then is the role of the Church in society? Succinctly put the purpose and role of the Church in society is to evangelize it. I am using evangelism far beyond the common understanding of it. It is not just about winning people to a particular Church (group of believers) but a total transformation of individuals and their societies. True evangelism as Jesus taught and demonstrated it, is aimed at total transformation. Jesus taught a message of liberation and empowerment, healed the sick and fed the hungry. He told those who were oppressing and exploiting others to stop and instead to set people free (Luke 4:18-19).He told them to go and be his witnesses in the form of being the light of the world and salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13-16). Light has the main characteristics of driving out darkness, revealing what is good and bad and, guiding. Likewise salt has the key characteristics of giving flavor (good taste), as a form of medicine to heal and to preserve. In other words, Christians or disciples of Jesus Christ ought to be an agent for positive good in every society they find themselves.The Church through her members ought to penetrate every sphere of society and be a witness of truth, encouragement, service and empowering people to live better lives. In short the Church should be about spiritual growth and renewal of its members and the wider society, assisting people find and make good use of their talents, time and treasure before God and man, taking care of peoples’ spiritual, social and physical needs, and to be a prophetic voice calling her members and society to the practice of love, truth, justice and advancing the common good of all of society and the environment. With regard to the question of the Church and politics different segments of the Church give different answers. For the sake of clarity and simplicity we will divide the varying views into three categories. The first category refers to those who say the Church should have nothing to do with politics and should solely concentrate on “spiritual” matters of prayer, fasting, winning souls and engaging in humanitarian works. The second category covers those who claim that the Church (the people of God) should not be barred from any areas of human endeavor including business and politics. The third view espouses that the Church can and should take part in politics but not in party politics.Again we need to be clear about what we mean by Church and politics before evaluating these positions. As noted in the second article the Church is the people of God whose loyalty is to Jesus Christ and all true Christians make up the Church. But sometime we use the word Church in the sense of an institution and its official representatives (the bishops and clergy). For example, the speeches and actions of Archbishop Michael K. Francis represented the official position of the Roman Catholic Church of Liberia. Politics in the general sense is about the society and its citizens and their responsibilities to it and one another as well as the privileges they derive from being members of the society; it is concerned with the management of the whole of life in society. In this broad understanding of politics all Christians should seriously be involved in promoting the welfare of the society in every aspect.Concerning party politics (the agenda of a particular political party) our first category will say no to it while the second view will say yes and the third will say yes and no. the third category will yes but that the official Church through its official representatives should be cautious in taking part in politics of a specific party. Rather the Church should be for all and advocate fairness towards all. It is against this background that the Episcopal Church does not permit any of its bishops and clergy to occupy elected or appointed political positions (senator, representative, or minister) while still serving as an active clergy person. If a clergy person chooses to get into party politics she/he must ask the bishop for dispensation and suspend pastoral work for that time in government. The view that says no all forms of politics is unscriptural. All Christians should get involved in good or clean politics of every kind but the institutional Church should do its best to maintain neutrality. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘300’ wins this box office battle easily

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first_img“300” played in 3,103 theaters, about 850 fewer than the “Ice Age” sequel, making its box-office performance even more notable. The movie averaged $22,567 a theater, a whopping number for a wide release. The total for “300” includes $3.4 million from 62 IMAX theaters, a record opening weekend for the large-screen format. Buoyed by “300” and some solid holdovers, Hollywood business soared, with the top-12 movies taking in $139.4 million, up 49 percent from the same weekend last year. “300” bumped off the previous weekend’s No. 1 movie, Disney’s “Wild Hogs,” which slipped to second place but held up well with $28 million, raising its total to $77.4 million. In limited release, Fox Searchlight’s immigrant drama “The Namesake” opened strongly with 250,762 in six theaters, averaging $41,794. Centered on an Indian family’s assimilation in America, “The Namesake” expands to more theaters Friday. Going into the weekend, movie attendance had been lagging 1 percent behind last year’s because of a slump in January and February. Attendance now is up nearly 2 percent for the year because of the strong weekend, according to Media By Numbers. Adapted from Frank Miller’s graphic novel, “300” stars Gerard Butler as Leonidas, king of the Greek city state of Sparta, who leads his vastly outnumbered men against the Persian invaders. Directed by Zack Snyder (“Dawn of the Dead”), “300” presents the actors against digitally created backgrounds to re-create the look of Miller’s graphic novel, a technique similar to that used on the movie adaptation of Miller’s “Sin City.” “It’s a new-fashioned version of an epic movie. Great, old-fashioned storytelling with all the brilliant use of the technology available to us now,” “300” producer Mark Canton said Sunday. Heavy on violence, the movie had an R rating, normally a damper on a film’s blockbuster potential. But “300” wound up with the third-best debut ever for an R-rated movie, behind “The Matrix Reloaded” at $91.8 million and “The Passion of the Christ” at $83.8 million. “The violence doesn’t bother anybody because it’s done in a way that’s not offensive,” said Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. head of distribution. “People love the movie, they love the originality. The best thing you can have for a film is great word of mouth. When the public is selling the movie for you, that’s when you have a real success.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The ancient battle of Thermopylae was the stuff of 2007’s first certified blockbuster as the bloody action tale “300” debuted with $70 million over opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. That’s about $233,000 for every one of the legendary 300 Spartan soldiers who fought off a much larger Persian force in the epic battle. “On a Spartan-by-Spartan basis, that’s a lot of money,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers. “Summer came a little early, because this is a summer-style opening.” The number of moviegoers for the Warner Bros. epic “300” outnumbered crowds for the rest of the top-10 movies combined. If the estimate holds when final numbers are released Monday, “300” would break the record for best March debut ever, topping the $68 million haul for “Ice Age: The Meltdown” last year. last_img read more