Inconnu Swim Club holds in-club meet ahead of first competition

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Inconnu Swim Club is officially back in the pool for the 2016/2017 swim season, and held an in-house competition last weekend.The club’s new head coach Steve Carson said that the swim meet went incredibly well. Carson takes over as head coach of the team after former head coach Jason Brockman fell ill. He said that despite the club having Carson as a new head coach, and having new junior coaches and volunteers, the meet went incredibly well.The club’s novice swimmers aged 7 to 11 were the ones in competition last Saturday morning, swimming mixed events from 25 to 100 metres. Kingsley Klaus took first in the U8 25m Freestyle, while the 9-11 25m Freestyle saw Jessica Nelson place first. Both Klaus and Nelson knocked 10 seconds off their seeded best times.- Advertisement -Adam Grace placed first in the 9-11 age group 100m Individual Medley, while Dayton Carson was the fastest swimmer in the 9-11 group 100m Freestyle. Kristana Semeniuk placed first in the U8 100m Free.Going into this weekend, Carson says that the club will be competing at their first competitive swim meet of the season in Grande Prairie. Carson says that while the swimmers are hoping to achieve fast times, he won’t be pushing them too hard, especially since the team has had to drive back and forth to Dawson Creek for practices. The reason: the North Peace Leisure Pool’s lap pool has been closed since early this week.Full results can be found here:Advertisementlast_img read more

Mourinho hits back at Conte, raises match-fixing

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United’s Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho is no stranger to controversy © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 6 – Jose Mourinho intensified his war of words with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte in bizarre fashion after his team’s FA Cup victory over Derby on Friday, apparently referencing a match-fixing scandal in Italy.The Manchester United manager was responding to comments made by Conte earlier in the day in which he appeared to make disparaging statements about Mourinho. The Italian was even interpreted as suggesting that the United manager may be suffering from “dementia” after Mourinho had made a reference, 24 hours earlier, to his own behaviour and the fact that he no longer acts “like a clown”.Initially, Mourinho appeared to be backing Conte following the furore caused by his words on Thursday — only then to make the reference to match-fixing.“I was asked about my passion and, you know, I was speaking about myself and then the question to the Chelsea manager was that I said he behaved like a clown,” said Mourinho.“Probably the journalist wanted to say that but didn’t have the courage so he said ‘Mourinho said you behaved like a clown’.“I don’t blame the Chelsea manager at all and I understand his reaction. I was speaking about myself, saying I don’t need to behave like a clown to show passion.”Mourinho referred to his managerial antics earlier in his career and said he had not lost his passion.Chelsea’s Italian head coach Antonio Conte (pictured) made comments interpreted as suggesting that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho may be suffering from dementia © AFP / Adrian DENNIS“I celebrated goals running 50 metres, I celebrated goals sliding on my knees, celebrations jumping in the crowd. I’m not free of that, especially if we score a winning goal in a specific moment I am not free to have an out-of-control reaction.“What I was trying to say that I behave bad a few times and this moment I control myself better. It doesn’t mean my passion is not the same. So wrong question and obviously a strong answer and I don’t blame.”The United boss — no stranger to controversy — then changed tack and referenced match-fixing.“What has never happened to me and will never happen is to be suspended for match-fixing. That never happened to me and it will never happen.”– Match-fixing –The surprising reference to “match-fixing” drew a follow-up question as to whether it was directly aimed at Conte.The Chelsea boss was acquitted of sporting fraud charges in 2016. Prosecutors had requested a six-month suspended sentence following accusations he failed to report episodes of match-fixing while in charge at Serie B side Siena in 2011.The former Italy manager — who has always denied any wrongdoing — served a four-month ban in relation to the affair in 2012.But when mention was made of the accusations against Conte, Mourinho said: “Did he? Not me.”Mourinho’s reference to that controversy was just the latest twist in a verbal spat between the managers that seemed to have reached a climax earlier in the day when Conte was quizzed by reporters.The most contentious of Conte’s comments came when he used an Italian expression, “demenza senile” — senile dementia.“I think he (Mourinho) has to see himself in the past, maybe he was speaking about himself in the past, yeah?” said Conte.“Maybe sometimes, someone forgets what they said or his behaviour and sometimes I think there is, I don’t know the name, ‘demenza senile’, when you are a bit…”Conte tapped his temple as he spoke, and was asked to clarify his comment. “It is like amnesia, when you can’t remember things,” he said.Chelsea later tried to distance Conte from claims he had suggested his rival has dementia, saying he simply meant amnesia.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Video: What Cristiano Ronaldo wants, he gets…

first_imgIf you don’t ask, you don’t get.Cristiano Ronaldo’s shot clearly hits Darijo Srna on the back, but the Real Madrid forward won a penalty, with the referee believing the ball struck the Shakhtar captain’s hand.It allowed the Bernabeu no.7 to score the resulting spot kick and Ronaldo went on to score two more – his 33rd Real Madrid hat-trick.WATCH RONALDO COMPLETE HIS HAT-TRICK AGAINST SHAKHTARClearly what Cristiano Ronaldo wants, he gets… 1 Cristiano Ronaldo’s shot hits Srna’s back – penalty! last_img

OPERATION TRANSFORMATION STAR SET TO APPEAR AT MEGAN’S WEEKEND FOR HAITI

first_imgThere will be a weekend of fun and laughter in Kincasslagh to raise much needed funds for Megan Ward’s trip to Haiti in April 2017.Megan along with her father Adrian is raising funds for a charity called Haven who has been doing work out in Haiti before the devastating earthquake in 2010. “We are helping to rebuild the damage created by the earthquake and working in local communities, we will be working on community based projects in orphanages”“This will be my Dad’s 12th trip and I’ve seen the pictures, heard the stories and I now want to go and experience it for myself.I feel that we can all make a difference big or small but i feel that this is my chance to make mine.” – said Megan to Donegal Daily.On Saturday the 9th of July in the Kincasslagh parish hall there will be a cooking demonstration and tasting by Operation Transformation star John Comny & executive chef of the Waterfront Hotel Bengi Comny. Call or text 086 8499 118 to book your place in what will be a fantastic night.On Sunday there will be a 5k colour run which is sure to attract hundreds. Registration begins from 1pm, the race is due to start at 2pm. A great weekend for the family so be sure to make yourself free and support this fantastic charity event to help fund Megan’s trip to Haiti. OPERATION TRANSFORMATION STAR SET TO APPEAR AT MEGAN’S WEEKEND FOR HAITI was last modified: June 27th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:5kColour Runcooking for haitimegan’s weekend for haitilast_img read more

Donegal Rose Amy Callaghan to star in live selection show tonight

first_imgLetterkenny woman and Donegal representative Amy Callaghan will be facing her all-important interview tonight in the famous dome at the 2017 Rose of Tralee Festival.The first part of the 58th Rose of Tralee selection event will be broadcast today (Monday) from Co. Kerry and Amy, along with 17 other roses, will be taking to the stage and talking to host Dáithí O Sé.Friends, family and supporters of Amy’s will be able to see her representing the county and sharing her story and talents with the audience. The show begins on RTE One from 8pm. Amy Callaghan – Donegal Rose 2017Talented dancer Amy, aged 22, is a graduate of Ulster University and dreams of travelling the world with the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil.She has been a strong advocate for local mental health charities Jigsaw and Pieta House during her campaign before the festival and has been using her profile to fundraise and promote the charities.Supporters from abroad can also tune in to the selection night as the 2017 Rose of Tralee will be available to watch for free, live and on-demand, from anywhere in the world with RTÉ Player via www.rte.ie/player/ie In no particular order, the Roses who will appear on Monday night are Donegal, Yorkshire, Armagh, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Offaly, Cork, San Francisco, South Carolina, London, Fermanagh, Kentucky, Chicago, Limerick, Toronto, Louth, Darwin and Westmeath.The 2017 Rose Escort of the Year will be announced tonight.Dáithí Ó Sé will interview a further 14 Roses on Tuesday 22nd August before announcing who has been chosen as the 2017 Rose of Tralee later that night.Tuesday night’s show will feature Roses representing New Zealand, Florida, Kerry, Dublin, Southern California, Texas, Waterford, Galway, Abu Dhabi, Sydney, Kildare, Down, Western Canada and Germany.Chicago Rose, Maggie McEldowney, will be passing on the crown in the live finale tomorrow.Best of luck to Amy! Donegal Rose Amy Callaghan to star in live selection show tonight was last modified: August 21st, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Mapping the hi-tech road for SA

first_img1 October 2004The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has released a wide-ranging study on global technology trends, which aims to find ways to address the challenges of unemployment, inequalities and economic growth in South Africa.According to the study, conducted by Access Market International and Bluepeter Management Consulting, South Africa has over the past decades developed a vast technological base, giving it the opportunity to compete effectively internationally.At the same time, there exists enormous potential to exploit and leverage selected technologies to promote business growth. Benchmarking of Technology Trends and Technology Developments – full report The study says it is essential that South Africa implement its technology strategy so that technology is applied to the maximum benefit of the country.It highlights key technologies influencing the development of several sectors, and also reviews the support mechanisms applied by various governments to improve the ability of countries to benefit from whatever technological developments may occur over the next 10 years.The findings of the study are intended to develop South Africa’s technological capacity in strategic technology areas, and to empower industry sectors to identify possible opportunities – and threats.Innovation the keySpeaking at the launch of the report, DTI director-general Alistair Ruiters said there has been a growing awareness among entrepreneurs, policy makers and scientists that innovation should be at the centre of business and policy strategies in South Africa.He said it remains the driving force behind any country’s economic development and the improvement of the competitiveness of firms.“If we want to effectively build a modern society, an appropriate route would be to follow a technology-driven approach”, Ruiters said. “This approach should be based on various science applications that would grow our technological capabilities, in both the first and second economies, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of lives of our people and improving the competitiveness of our industries.”He added that “without much knowledge and guidelines on the global technological trends, it becomes difficult to direct our innovative capabilities necessary for industrial development.”Findings by sectorThe study deals with the following key sectors:Information communication technologiesTourismCultureAgro-processingBiotechnologyChemicalsAerospaceClothing and textilesMetals and mineralsAutomotive industryInformation communication technologiesAccording to the study, the future global ICT landscape will involve very unobtrusive hardware, a seamless mobile/fixed communications infrastructure, dynamic and massively distributed device networks, and natural feeling human interfaces in a secure, ubiquitous computing environment.It argues that several emerging technologies will be crucial to the development of the ICT sector in South Africa. These are:Mobile technologies and devicesWireless network technologiesHuman language technologiesOpen source softwareTelemedicineGeomaticsManufacturing technologies (robotics/artificial intelligence)Grid computingRadio frequency identificationTourismThe study shows that what it calls “prominent enabling technologies” are revolutionising the tourism environment, allowing for more flexibility and accessibility. It says South Africa’s tourism industry needs to use technology to improve productivity in reaching a broad and diverse customer base.While South Africa was ranked 25th by the World Trade Organisation in a list of top tourism destinations in 2000, the study says that technologies can assist in achieving sustainability and growth in the sector.Important technologies in this respect include: ICTs, environmental technologies (which include fuel efficiency and cleaner production processes), renewable resources, and cultural heritage technologies (for training, content development and delivery).Cultural sectorThe study argues that the cultural industry is a large global industry and has a huge potential for job creation, while offering an opportunity to develop underdeveloped regions.New and original industries emerge not necessarily from the use of new technologies, but from creativity, skills or traditional materials. This makes crafts and tourism-related industries a springboard for development.The study argues that although cultural industries are an important part of South Africa’s economy, there are constraints causing a backlog.A major concern is that the sector does not have appropriate training and skills development, that urbanisation is causing a lack of transfer of traditional skills within families, that there is a lack of knowledge management, and that research and development is minimal.Other constraints include access to raw materials, finance and support services, and problems in areas relating to marketing, infrastructure and productionThe most important technologies which are an incremental part of developing the sector are enabling communication technologies, technologies which improve products, and technologies that provide marketing to the end-consumer.Agro-processingThe convergence of several key industry trends has accelerated the pace of change in the agroprocessing industry.In response to declining profits, producers are developing new products with higher margins and functions, new uses for old products and waste streams, and incorporating cutting-edge production technologies.Meanwhile, customer consumption habits are shifting and demanding new products such as organic produce and functional foods. On top of this, outside stakeholders, including government, are demanding an improvement to the environmental performance of the agriculture industry.The study identifies numerous key research and technology developments for the sector, including:Real-time detection of micro-organisms in food, using a variety of methods.Sensors for online, real-time control and monitoring of food processing.DNA/ RNA chip technologies.Techniques to inactivate micro-organisms to yield safer foods with extended shelf lives.Standardised edible food packaging films.Biologicals (eg bacteriocins) and chemical inhibitors to prevent or slow growth of pathogens in food.Technologies for food traceability.The study says among the most critical technologies for South Africa are those that enable food traceability and minimise food wastage.BiotechnologySouth Africa has a small bioeconomy, although biotechnologies are widely used in a number of industrial sectors, including food and beverages and waste water treatment.The emphasis in South Africa is still at the research and development level, the application of a new set of technologies and the application of the technology tools by defined sectors.According to the study, the most important areas for further development include:Recombinant therapeutic productsVaccinesDiagnosticsCommodity chemicals from biomassEnergy from Renewable ResourcesBiocatalystsThe study says priority technologies span the various stages of new product and service development, extending from discovery to manufacture, but with more emphasis on discovery.ChemicalsThe study finds that while specialty chemicals will be significantly influenced by nanoscience and biotechnology in the future, the changes envisaged for basic chemicals (ie petrochemicals, bulk polymers and fertilisers) are based more on evolutionary development.Disruptive innovations are difficult in the basic chemicals industry, since they have to fit in with the existing infrastructure of the industry.According to the study, the global trend towards convergence of different strands of science and technology, and knowledge transference between different materials and scientific fields, will strengthen in the future.The most important emerging technologies on the global landscape include materials technology, biotechnology and nano-technology.The study identifies key interventions considered to have a major potential benefit for the local industry, including:The development of a new industry based on the extraction of minerals from coal ash and low-value slag.The development of a new range of performance chemicals that will improve the recovery of minerals in the mining sector.The establishment of a new technology platform that will develop technologies to decrease economies of scale for chemical plants and hence enable smaller production facilities to compete.A major initiative to build South Africa’s first generic pharmaceutical actives plant in order to meet future demand for antibiotics and/or anti-retrovirals.A highly integrated strategy to fully develop South Africa’s ability to add maximum value to its natural products and unique biodiversity.AerospaceThe study says there is little doubt that the aerospace industry can make South Africa a leader in innovation and emerging technologies.The industry is a key driver behind technological and economic growth, and is seen as an incubator for critical and pervasive technologies.Six technologies were highlighted as being important for the continuous development and growth of the sector. These are:The development of composite materials.The development of hyper aero-thermodynamics.The development of sensor usage.Health and usage monitoring systems.Noise abatement.Improved manufacturing processes.Clothing and textilesTechnological development is one of the most significant factors contributing to a shift in demand in the clothing and textiles sector, with other sectors – such as the aeronautics and automotive sectors – having created new demands on the textiles industry.For example, sensory fabrics for seating comfort, and resin-reinforced fabrics to replace metal components in light-weight vehicles, are now needed.The growing demand for “intelligent”, high-performance textiles has created new opportunities in the textiles sector. However the study finds that industries in established markets have been slow to respond to this demand.It says that South Africa has a comparative advantage in the natural fibres segment of the clothing and textile sector. Value-add technologies already in use include:Testing systems for foreign fibres in Mohair and wool.Yarn formation, and long and short staple systems.Dying and finishing technologies.According to the study, the market from plant fibres is growing globally. Hemp, flax and similar products are in abundance in South Africa. Processing of plant fibres thus becomes a critical niche market that South Africa has an opportunity to exploit.Metals and minerals The metals and minerals sector is mature worldwide, with little major innovation taking place. The current technology trends are towards incremental improvements in the various value chain processes.The purpose of innovation, especially in the heavy metals sector, is to ensure business sustainability within the commoditised market. Emphasis is placed on aspects such as the improved use of gravel as a form of ore, the improved extraction of lower grade ore by developing improved reduction and extraction techniques, and the more efficient use of energy.There is, however, more innovative work being done in the light metals sector, specifically aluminium, magnesium, titanium and the development of alloys. Downstream possibilities of these metals are large enough to warrant significant levels of research and development.According to the study, one of the major focus areas of this trend is the development of a cheaper, continuous extraction processes for magnesium and titanium.Automative sector Technology and innovation play a vital role in the automotive industry. A new car has an estimated 10 to 15 on-board computers, operating the engine, radio, brakes, transmission, steering systems and other components.The study highlights four technologies as being critically important for the continuous development and growth of South Africa’s automotive sector.The development of lightweight materials.The development of alternate fuels, eg fuel cell technology.Sensors, electronics and telematics.Improved design and manufacturing processes.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Geocaching and Law Enforcement Agency Partnership

first_imgYou have the right to remain….geocaching!Raise your hand if, like me, you’ve met up with a friendly police officer while geocaching. Like the time I returned to my car to find an officer waiting for me after I searched for a cache near a baseball field. You can’t blame the officer for wondering what I was doing at a baseball field…after dark…in winter!At Geocaching HQ, we strive to work with law enforcement agencies to enhance the awareness, understanding and enjoyment of geocaching. We offer law enforcement representatives complimentary and ongoing Premium Membership for the purpose of monitoring geocaching activity in their jurisdictions.That’s why we were thrilled to hear about a new geocaching initiative in Portland, Ore. The Portland Police Bureau recently hosted a coin challenge to introduce six new geocaches at Bureau locations throughout the city.The geocaching program is the latest community outreach brainchild of the PPB’s Sgt. Hank Hays. He worked to place the caches and make his fellow officers aware of them. “The idea for the program came from a desire to connect with the community around common interests,” Sgt. Hays says. “And then as we get to know each other, and the trust level builds, then we’re able to talk about some of the more complex community issues.”A young geocacher finds one of the PPB’s cachesThe inaugural event offered cachers the opportunity to chat with police officers and learn more about how to make sure geocaching doesn’t cause undue stress for law enforcement. If you see an officer while you’re out caching (say, at a dark baseball field in winter), Sgt. Hays suggests initiating a conversation rather than waiting for the officer to approach you. “That’s gonna make the officer’s suspicion level go down,” Sgt. Hays says. “Because then the officer will think ,’OK they don’t mind talking to me. There’s something (geocaching) going on and maybe I don’t get it. But maybe I’m not as suspicious as I was.” Sgt. Hays also suggests making sure the officer can see your hands. “Officer safety is a big thing. We want to make sure we’re safe. We want to make sure the people we’re interacting with are safe. So being able to see your hands is a big part of that.”Geocaches can unwittingly cause suspicion due to their appearance and/or location. Sgt. Hays reiterated HQ’s longstanding guidance to label your geocache container. He also stresses that a clear plastic container can go a long way towards reassuring officers who may stumble upon a cache. “I know people like to camouflage their caches, and I’ve seen some very unique caches in the little bit of time I’ve been doing this. Huge points for ingenuity and creativity! But if it’s clear plastic and we can see the contents of it, and it has the geocaching logo on it, then it’s pretty easy for us to know it’s not something we need to be worried about.”Cachers at one of the bureau cachesThe Portland Police Bureau hopes to host at least a few geocaching events each year. Do you know of a law enforcement agency that’s gotten involved with geocaching? We’d love to hear about it!(Note: If you’re a Law Enforcement representative or Parks Personnel we offer a complimentary and ongoing Premium Membership for the purpose of monitoring geocaching activity in your jurisdiction. Learn more here at the Law Enforcement & Parks Professional resource page. Simply create a free basic account on Geocaching.com, choose a username that reflects your organization, and email us at geocaching.com/help for your upgrade.)Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedAdvice to Geocache Hiders from Law EnforcementSeptember 4, 2013In “Community”Behind the Scenes: My Travel Bug®’s Mission to SpaceOctober 16, 2013In “Community”Finding Health and Good Habits with GeocachingMay 14, 2013In “Geocaching.com Videos”last_img read more

ONGC fined in Assam for drilling site pollution

first_imgThe Pollution Control Board, Assam (PCBA) has asked the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited to pay ₹2.04 crore in fine for operating six oil wells in Assam without installing any effluent treatment plants.The PCBA slapped the fine after officials of the regional laboratory in eastern Assam’s Sivasagar district found that the Navaratna public sector undertaking (PSU) did not comply with pollution control norms in six of its wells in the district’s Geleky and Lakwa areas.“During inspection, it has been observed that there is seepage/leakage in the waste pits of the six wells. Waste pits were full of effluent and without having any treatment facility,” said the PCBA’s letter to the Executive Director of ONGC’s Assam Assets at Nazira in Sivasagar district.One month time The exploration major has been given a month’s time since September 5 to pay the fine, besides taking necessary steps for effluent treatment at the ongoing drill sites and arranging for reclamation of drill sites no longer in operation. The PCBA had served ONGC a show-cause notice in June and found that the PSU’s reply was not “based on facts and findings”. The PCBA’s analysis of samples collected from August 6-8 at different well sites found that parameters such as “oil and grease” and “total suspended solids” were beyond permissible limits in all cases. The PCBA has also served notices to some 1,200 more industries operating in Assam without primary effluent treatment plants. About 850 of them have been given closure notices, officials said.last_img read more

NBA: Celtics, 76ers complete swap of first, third draft picks

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Boston received the 76ers’ third overall pick in the draft plus a future first-round pick from Philadelphia in exchange for making the move.Terms of the deal were agreed upon Saturday night after Fultz conducted a workout for the 76ers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We are very pleased with the outcome of this trade, which puts us in the enviable position of selecting first overall in consecutive draft years,” 76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said.“History suggests that number one has the greatest odds of producing franchise-level talent and we are confident that this year’s draft class has that very potential. Thursday night will see us take another significant step toward building a successful and sustainable basketball program.” View comments Boston will receive the 2018 first-round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers if that selection falls between the second to fifth picks. Otherwise, the Celtics will have a choice between the better 2019 first-round pick between Sacramento or Philadelphia.In all, the Celtics could possibly own draft rights to seven first-round choices over the next three seasons. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alvarez promises fireworks for Golovkin bout Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickencenter_img Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Markelle Fultz #20 of the Washington Huskies handles the ball during the second half of the college basketball game against the Arizona Wildcats at McKale Center on January 29, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Huskies 77-66. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPThe Philadelphia 76ers obtained the top pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft from the Boston Celtics on Monday, both teams officially completing a deal agreed upon and revealed over the weekend.The 76ers are expected to make point guard Markelle Fultz the fourth number one pick in club history and the second in a row after taking Australian Ben Simmons last year. The Aussie missed all of last season with a foot injury.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide What ‘missteps’? Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals over 25 games last season for the University of Washington Huskies, who went 9-22.Together with Simmons, Jahlil Okafor and 2017 NBA Rookie of the Year finalists Joel Embiid and Dario Saric, the 76ers will have a young core of talent that could provide a formidable base upon which to rebuild the team.The 76ers have won only one playoff series since 2003 and managed only one winning campaign since 2005. They went 28-54 last season.The Celtics already boast leading scorer Isaiah Thomas at point guard and they are set to obtain a top player plus gain another likely high pick in 2018 or 2019.“We’re thrilled to be able to select what we expect be an impact player with the third pick in this year’s very talented draft class, while also adding a highly valuable future asset,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more