Warriors’ Rick Barry, Jamaal Wilkes, Clifford Ray share what made Oakland fanbase unique

first_imgOAKLAND – For a moment, Rick Barry feared for his life.The Warriors had won the 1975 NBA championship over the former Washington Bullets, and had landed in Oakland after an oversized crowd at San Francisco International Airport forced them to change their travel itinerary. When Barry and his teammates took a cab from Oakland to San Francisco to greet those fans, other Warriors fans almost prevented them from doing so.“They jumped up on top of the cabs. The roof of the cab I was in was …last_img

Reporters Disparage Bible with Fake History

first_img(Visited 524 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 In a rush to discredit the Bible, certain reporters failed to research all that the Bible says about Canaanites.The Bible says such-and-such, but what REALLY happened, according to ‘science’, is this-and-that. Reporters sometimes fill in this boilerplate with the latest published findings of new research. In a recent case, Science Daily teases with a set-up about the Canaanites: “But who were they and what ultimately happened to them? Were they annihilated like the Bible says?” You know what’s coming next:Now, researchers who’ve sequenced the first ancient Canaanite genomes along with genomes representing people from modern-day Lebanon have new information to help answer those questions. DNA evidence reported in the American Journal of Human Genetics on July 27 shows that the Canaanites did not just disappear. Instead, they survived and are the ancestors of the people now living in modern-day Lebanon.“We found that the Canaanites were a mixture of local people who settled in farming villages during the Neolithic period and eastern migrants who arrived in the region about 5,000 years ago,” said Marc Haber of The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the United Kingdom. “The present-day Lebanese are likely to be direct descendants of the Canaanites, but they have in addition a small proportion of Eurasian ancestry that may have arrived via conquests by distant populations such as the Assyrians, Persians, or Macedonians.”Basically, the Bible is wrong. That’s the message. Notice how other sites echo this press release from Cell Press uncritically:“Bronze Age DNA helps unravel true fate of biblical Canaanites” (Andy Coghlan at New Scientist). Notice his emphasis on “true” fate from science, as opposed to what the Bible says. He continues, “After comparing the Canaanite DNA with that from 99 living Lebanese volunteers, the team found that almost 90 per cent of present day Lebanese DNA is shared with the Canaanites, suggesting that biblical reports of their annihilation were greatly exaggerated.““No archaeological evidence for the widespread destruction of Canaanite settlements described in the Bible has yet been identified, and many scholars believe that the Israelites, who appear around the beginning of the Iron Age, may have originally been Canaanites.” (National Geographic)“Canaanites Live: DNA Reveals Fate of Biblical People” (Stephanie Pappas at Live Science). “In part because the Canaanites kept their records on easily degradable papyrus rather than clay, little is known about their side of the story. But now, ancient DNA reveals that the Canaanites were the descendants of Stone Age settlers and the ancestors of the Lebanese.” The suggestion is that the Bible is not trustworthy. Pappas would apparently prefer to interview a Canaanite to find out his side of the story, and would consider that more authoritative than the Bible.None of these articles cite a specific Bible reference. They assume that the Bible says Israel wiped out all trace of the Canaanites. Instead, ‘science’ shows that their DNA lives on in the modern Lebanese. Q.E.D. The Bible goofed.In the Pentateuch, God did indeed order Israel to exterminate the Canaanites. Too bad the reporters didn’t get beyond Deuteronomy into Joshua, Judges, Kings and Chronicles. The sad history the Bible unfolds in detail is that, just as God had warned through Moses and the prophets, Israel disobeyed and did not drive the Canaanites out of the land. And just as the prophets had warned, those idol-worshipers became thorns and snares to the people God had called to Himself to be a holy people, separate from the nations, heirs of the land He had promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.Another frequent misconception is that Israel was ordered to burn and destroy everything in Canaan. That is false even from the days of Moses, who told the Israelites that they would be living in cities they had not built, using vineyards they had not planted, and enjoying a good land of milk and honey. God said he would drive out the inhabitants gradually, not all at once (Exodus 23:29-30). Only in a few cases, like Jericho, were they ordered to destroy everything and everybody. And contrary to what National Geographic says, Biblical archaeologists like Dr Bryant Wood have found conclusive evidence that is exactly what happened at Jericho in the time of Joshua.A misreading of Joshua might seem to suggest widespread destruction of many cities. There were some great victories in the beginning, but the book of Joshua closes with a listing of vast areas that still needed conquering. And the book of Judges shows the Israelites losing faith, becoming unable to drive out the inhabitants of many of the Canaanite cities. It took many years for Israel to conquer the Jebusites inhabiting Jerusalem, till David finally captured the city. And the Gibeonites made a league with Joshua by subterfuge, with an oath, allowing them to live in the land as servants. God honored that oath and punished King Saul many years later for having violated it.In short, the Bible depicts Israel living alongside the Canaanites, never being able to drive them all out, and undoubtedly intermarrying with them at times—something the Bible discouraged, but permitted for captive women (e.g., Rahab the harlot, who rescued the two Israelite spies at Jericho, and ended up in the lineage of Messiah). It should not be surprising that Canaanite traits (if one accepts the genetic testing at face value) live on in today’s Lebanese.Once again, secular reporters published fake news, fake history, and fake Bible. David Klinghoffer came to pretty much the same conclusion at Evolution News & Science Today, complaining about “culturally illiterate science reporters” using the study to “slap [the] Bible around.”Let’s briefly address the matter of God ordering the extermination of the Canaanites. The main thing is that God is sovereign. The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away; He gives life, and who can stop him from taking it? Who is going to tell God He is wrong? That is utter folly. He is the standard. Even so, God destroyed many of the Canaanites himself without Joshua’s army having to do it all. He sent hornets (Exodus 23:28), hailstones (Joshua 10:11), and other natural disasters against them. He turned some of the city-states against each other, so they killed themselves. And the Canaanites were evil. They burned their children in the fire to idols. They worshiped the creature rather than the Creator. Their ‘worship’ included all kinds of sexual perversions, as happened at Baal-Peor. In His wisdom, God knew what neighbors like this would do to His people. He warned and warned, but they lusted after the gods of the Canaanites anyway. So Israel became just as corrupt and evil as the nations He had ordered Israel to drive out. Look at the stories of Ahab and Jezebel, Athaliah, Ahaz, and Manasseh. The northern 10 tribes became so corrupt early on, that after nearly 3 centuries of rebellion, God finally sent the Assyrians to take them captive, never to return (except for some who had migrated to Judah).God had a unique plan for Israel: to carve out, from all the nations, a people for His own possession, to whom He would teach His laws (e.g., the Ten Commandments), inspire written Scripture for them, and give birth to Messiah for the world (Romans 3). It called for unique and special orders. God’s order to Israel to wipe out the Canaanites was like cancer surgery, in order to save the body of humanity. The good news is that, in spite of Israel’s failings, God succeeded in bringing salvation to the world through His Son, Jesus Christ. Now that the debt of sin was paid on the cross of Christ, anyone who calls on His name, be they Lebanese, Canaanite, Hittite, Jebusite, or Afghan, can receive God’s grace by faith.last_img read more

Moon Water Is Young

first_imgThe water detected on the moon by orbiters can only last thousands of years, not billions.A NASA press release says, “Inside Dark, Polar Moon Craters, Water Not as Invincible as Expected, Scientists Argue.” An animation at the top shows why: meteoroids and the solar wind destroy it.Unlike Earth, with its plush atmosphere, the Moon has no atmosphere to protect its surface. So when the Sun sprays charged particles known as the solar wind into the solar system, some of them bombard the Moon’s surface and kick up water molecules that bounce around to new locations.Likewise, wayward meteoroids constantly smash into the surface and uproot soil mingled with frozen bits of water. Meteoroids can hurtle these soil particles — which are many times smaller than the width of a human hair — as far as 19 miles (30 kilometers) away from the impact site, depending on the size of the meteoroid. The particles can travel so far because the Moon has low gravity and no air to slow things down: “So every time you have one of these impacts, a very thin layer of ice grains is spread across the surface, exposed to the heat of the Sun and to the space environment, and eventually sublimated or lost to other environmental processes,” said Dana Hurley, a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland.Planetary scientists had thought the moon’s water was “invincible” because it appeared to be locked up in polar craters that are in constant shadow. At those locations, the temperature can be -388° F – the coldest temperatures known in the solar system! The water seemed safe there. A new paper in Geophysical Research Letters challenges that assumption, arguing that constant bombardment moves the water around the moon where it becomes exposed to destructive processes.Earth’s moon from Cassini, 1999 (NASA). Some crater floors at the poles never receive sunlight, so water ice can exist there.Icy H2OLunar water does not exist in pools, obviously. Remote sensing from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and other spacecraft implied that icy water molecules in the cold traps are mixed in with lunar soil as “frost” or combined with minerals. Scientists are unsure how deep the icy deposits go in the craters.Future manned missions to the moon may depend on the availability of water. Since it would be very difficult to retrieve it from the shadowed craters at the poles, the scientists were glad to find that impacts might be scattering the molecules around the moon where they could be retrieved more easily. Exposed to sunlight, though, they could not last long. How old is the water that satellites detected?While it’s important to consider that even in the shadowed craters water is slowly seeping out, it’s possible that water is being added, too, the paper authors note. Icy comets that crash into the Moon, plus the solar wind, could be replenishing it as part of a global water cycle; that’s something scientists are trying to figure out. Additionally, it’s not clear how much water there is. Is it sitting only in the top layer of the Moon’s surface or does it extend deep into the Moon’s crust, scientists wonder?Either way, the topmost layer of polar crater floors is getting reworked over thousands of years, according to calculations by Farrell, Hurley, and their team. Therefore, the faint patches of frost that scientists have detected at the poles using instruments such as LRO’s Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) instrument could be just 2,000 years old, instead of millions or billions of years old as some might expect, Farrell’s team estimated. “We can’t think of these craters as icy dead spots,” he noted.Theory RescueThe article mentions replenishment of the water as a “possible” phenomenon, but admits that nobody knows. Imagining a “global water cycle” on the moon seems like special pleading to keep the moon billions of years old. How often do icy comets come in? Only comets whose icy water molecules reach the cold traps could replenish them. How many billions of lucky comets would be required to keep as much water there as is observed today?The solar wind is more predictable, but once again, any water generated by the process has to reach the cold traps, too – and those cold traps are not “icy dead spots” as previously thought. The shadowed craters are losing their water. Day and night, constantly, meteoroids from tiny to mighty blast the water molecules up and away into sublimation Hades.The Reasonable InferenceIn short, loss processes are confirmed by observation, but additive processes are only speculative. More measurements will be required to determine which processes predominate. Till then, science should go with observation. Scientists can no longer assume that the water is safe from destruction in the shadowed craters. The reasonably-known destruction rates support a young moon.Did you notice how the press release tiptoed around the evidence for youth? Any evidence causing problems for billions of years cannot possibly be entertained by secular materialist moyboys, but they have to respect measurable facts. Read the quotes above again, and feel the tension in their predicament.(Visited 430 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

MH370 lost in Southern Indian Ocean

first_imgThe Malaysian Prime Minster Najib Razak announced at 2pm (GMT) that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 with 239 and passengers and crew aboard ended its flight in the Southern Indian Ocean southwest of Perth, Western Australia.In a sombre and emotion charged announcement Mr Razak said that Immarsat the British based satellite company working with the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch had used new analysis techniques and determined “beyond doubt” that MH370 had been lost and no-one had survived.“Therefore it is with deep sadness and regret that according to new data that MH370 ended its flight in the Southern Indian Ocean,” said Mr Razak.Searches yesterday found more debris thousands of kilometres southwest of Perth which is expected to be confirmed as coming from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared 18 days ago.In a day of high drama, two new debris fields were spotted by Australian and Chinese search planes between 2100km and 2500km south-west of Perth in a zone identified by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority based on US and British intelligence.Earlier Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament last night that HMAS Success was in the process of recovering two objects spotted by an RAAF Orion at 11.45am. The crew aboard the Orion reported seeing “grey or green circular object” and an “orange rectangular object”, Mr Abbott said after emerging from a Cabinet meeting.He said the objects identified by the RAAF Orion were separate to the objects reported by the Chinese Ilyushin IL-76.A US Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft attempted to relocate the objects reported by the Chinese plane but were unable to do so.The P-8A, a second RAAF P3 Orion and a Japanese P3 Orion were expected to search their designated search areas until about 8pm last night.The Chinese icebreaker Xue Long is racing to the area where spotters aboard the Chinese IL-76 sighted what they termed “significant suspicious objects”.MH370, with 239 passengers and crew aboard, vanished 16 days ago on a flight from Kula Lumpur to Beijing.A Xinhua correspondent aboard the Ilyushin aircraft reported that searchers saw “two relatively big floating objects with many white smaller ones scattered within a radius of several kilometres”.The Ilyushin was returning to Perth and was at an altitude of 36,000 feet when the debris was spotted. It did not have enough fuel to descend for a closer look.Two Chinese IL-76s joined the search yesterday and departed Perth Airport at 8.45am and 9.20am as Rescue 801 and 802. They returned mid-afternoon.The sighting is 2174km south-west of Perth and in the general area of the Chinese satellite% image taken four days ago.AMSA yesterday launched 10 aircraft to search for MH370.As well as the two Chinese IL-76s, there were two RAAF P3 Orions, three ultra-long range civil jets, the US Navy P-8A Poseidon and two Japanese P3 Orions.MH370 Tribute Pagelast_img read more

Press Release: Brand South Africa interrogates how African and South African Nation Brand stories can be communicated through compelling storytelling

first_imgBrand South Africa has partnered with Rapid Lion 2017 to celebrate African filmmaking, and is hosting two panel discussions under the theme Inspiring New Ways. (Image: Rapid Lion, Facebook)Johannesburg, Thursday 02 March 2017 – From the 5 March to the 12 March – Rapid Lion 2017 also known as the South African International Film Festival will bring 140 films from 40 countries to The Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg.Now in its second year, the South African International Film Festival, is where all filmmakers from Africa, the African diaspora and BRICS countries showcase their best work.Brand South Africa as a partner to this initiative which aims to celebrate the magnitude of filmmaking with a special emphasis on South African cinema – will this year host two sessions. The sessions themed under the banner of Inspiring New Ways aim to deepen mutual understanding, strengthen collaborative relations and explore opportunities for growth and investment in the filmmaking industry. The sessions furthermore aim to solicit ideas and perspectives from filmmakers and industry practitioners, on how the African- and South African Nation Brand stories can be communicated in visual form and through compelling storytelling.Media is invited to attend as follows:Date: Monday 06 March 2017Time: 13h45 – 15h45Venue: The Market Theatre, Newtown, JohannesburgInspiring New Ways Session: Brand South Africa Panel Discussion on “How Should Cinema Reflect Africa Today?”Date: Saturday 11 March 2017Time: 12h45 – 14h45Venue: The Market Theatre, Newtown, JohannesburgInspiring New Ways Session: Brand South Africa presents “How the South African Creative Product Enhances Reputation on the Mother Continent”RSVP: Tsabeng Nthite or Ntombi Ntanzi076 371 6810 or 081 704 1488Interviews can be arranged with identified spokespeople.last_img read more

Five soldiers trapped under snow in Kashmir

first_imgFive soldiers swept away in heavy snowfall near the frontier posts in Kupwara and Bandipora remained untraced after more than 24 hours on Tuesday, while an Army porter’s body was recovered.“Two soldiers slipped down the slope in the Naugam sector of Kupwara. Three soldiers went missing from a forward post in the Kanzalwan sub-sector of Gurez in Bandipora,” a Srinagar-based Army spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia, told The Hindu.An Army official said an 11-member patrol team of 36 Rashtriya Rifles was on an inter-post movement around 8.30 p.m. on Monday when three jawans slipped into a ravine. The posts are close to the Line of Control in the Bakhtor area, more than 200 km from here, of Gurez.“A specialist team from the High Altitude Warfare School reached the site and started rescue operations, which are still on,” the official said.Two soldiers of a patrol team of an officer and 10 troopers of 20 Dogra fell into a ravine at Naugam around 5 p.m. on Monday. The specialist team was unable to reach the site on Tuesday because of heavy snowfall, officials said. Preliminary reports suggest heavy snowfall, which started on Monday, caused these accidents. Over four feet of snow has accumulated in these areas. Ghulam Qadir Khan, an Army porter from Kilshey village of Tulail, fell to death during snowfall. The body has been recovered.Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, Sajjad Hussain on Tuesday asked people in the Gurez and Tulail areas not to venture out in avalanche-prone areas till the weather improved.Snow in the plainsThe plains of Kashmir Valley also witnessed the season’s first snow spell in the past 24 hours, badly affecting road connectivity. The national highways connecting Srinagar to Jammu, Leh and Poonch, besides the Mughal-Sinthan Top, Jammu-Doda and Arnas-Mahore highways are closed.“Men with machinery are busy clearing snow for vehicular movement,” said Colonel Awadhesh Singh, Director, Works, Project Beacon, Border Roads Organisation. Sonum Lotus, Director, Meteorological Department, said Kashmir would witness “a gradual improvement in the weather conditions from Wednesday”.last_img read more

Ahead of Messi’s Kolkata game, hoardings show Paraguay team instead of Venezuela

first_imgEven as Kolkata geared up for the much-awaited friendly football match between two South American rivals — Argentina and Venezuela — an embarrassing organisational goof-up has dampened the build-up to the historic game.Hoardings across the city advertising the game carried pictures of the Paraguay team instead of Venezuela. The Paraguay team in the red and white jersey, instead of Venezuela in their all red kit, have been depicted next to the Argentine team.Surprisingly, the organisers — Celebrity Management Group — denied any wrongdoing on their part. They blamed the website from where they downloaded the images. They claimed the official website of Venezuela football carried these pictures so they used them on the hoardings.While the organisers hide behind flimsy excuses, the Venezuelan team were remarkably unruffled by the goof-up.Venezuela coach Cesar Farias said, “It’s a normal situation because we are traditionally called Cinderella team in South America, referring to a team who has less possibilities. Some of these situations where we are not taken seriously are because Argentina are shown a lot of importance.”The Venezuelans might have chosen to overlook the error, but ahead of a football game of such historic importance to India the mistake reflects poorly on a nation looking to improve its standing in the world of football.last_img read more

Trae Young leads Hawks past LeBron James, Lakers

first_imgYoung had 22 points and 14 assists, John Collins also scored 22 points despite foul trouble, and the Atlanta Hawks defeated James and the Los Angeles Lakers 117-113 on Tuesday night.The Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak despite a triple-double from James, who had 28 points, 16 assists and 11 rebounds.FEATURED STORIES SPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I try to live in big moments,” Young said. “I feel like I belong here. He’s one of the best players of all time. But when I’m out on the court, I’m trying to compete and get a win.”Young matched his season high by playing 38 minutes, taking on a greater burden after the Hawks bought out the contract of his veteran backup, Jeremy Lin. With Jaylen Adams sidelined by a sprained right ankle, Young was the only true point guard on the roster. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations LATEST STORIES “It was definitely different,” Young said. Asked if he was tired, he said with a smile, “A little bit.”Despite chants of “Kobe’s better” from the sellout crowd of 16,824, James was cheered loudly by a hefty contingent of Lakers fans. He turned in a dazzling effort, equaling his season high by playing 43 minutes, but it wasn’t enough to make up for the subpar group around him.The Lakers dropped 2½ games behind Sacramento for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.“We either make it or we don’t make it,” James said. “Don’t worry about it.”But the frustration was apparent on his face when he stormed straight to the locker room as soon as the horn sounded.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woescenter_img The Lakers were without center Tyson Chandler, who was sidelined by a toe injury. Mike Muscala dressed despite a sprained right ankle, but didn’t play against his former team.Adams is set to take over as Atlanta’s backup point guard as soon as he is recovered from his ankle injury. In his absence, DeAndre’ Bembry and Kent Bazemore shared the playmaking duties when Young wasn’t on the court.“Those guys did a good job of keeping up afloat,” Carter said.STAYING PUTThe Lakers stuck with the same starting five they used in Sunday’s loss at Philadelphia.Newcomer Reggie Bullock, acquired last week from Detroit, took the court with James, Kuzma, Ingram and JaVale McGee.Coach Luke Walton said he wanted to give that group another look before deciding if further changes are needed.UP NEXTLakers: Head into the All-Star break after completing a six-game trip. They don’t play again until Feb. 21, when Los Angeles will host James Harden and the Houston Rockets.Hawks: Host the New York Knicks on Thursday in their final game before the break. “Some guys have never played a playoff game before,” James said. “You can’t teach them that. It’s very important to understand how important every game is, no matter who you’re playing or where you are.”Both teams struggled mightily in the final quarter after an up-and-down track meet over the first three periods. The Hawks made just 5 of 19 shots over the final 12 minutes; the Lakers weren’t much better, hitting 6 of 22. The teams combined to go 3 of 18 from 3-point range.The Hawks scored just seven points in the final 6:33 but managed to hold on. Taurean Prince delivered a key 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining, and Young darted past James for a lay-in and a foul that thwarted any hope of a Lakers comeback.It sure didn’t start out that way.Atlanta tied a franchise record for 3-pointers in a quarter, going 10 of 17 in the opening period for a 38-32 lead. The Lakers fought back to take a 69-65 edge at the half, but Atlanta pulled ahead for good to lead 100-95 going to the fourth.The Lakers had a chance after an Atlanta turnover led to a driving basket by James, cutting the Hawks’ lead to 116-113. But after desperately trying to come up with a steal, Los Angeles was forced to foul Kevin Huerter with 4.3 seconds left. He made the second of two free throws to seal the victory.TIP-INSLakers: James’ triple-double was his fifth this season. … Rajon Rondo was charged with six turnovers. … Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram scored 19 points apiece.Hawks: After matching its record for 3s in a quarter, set Oct. 21 at Cleveland, Atlanta missed all six of its attempts beyond the arc the next period. … Forty-two-year-old Vince Carter turned in some crucial minutes, contributing 11 points, five rebounds and three assists after sitting out Sunday’s loss to Orlando. … Collins picked up his fifth foul with 7:19 remaining but managed to make it to the end.INJURY REPORT MOST READ Michael Jordan: 6 NBA titles tougher than James Harden, Russell Westbrook streaks ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) drives against Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA — Trae Young knew he’d have to carry a heavy load, and that was OK with him.The rookie was pumped to face LeBron James.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantslast_img read more

Karl-Anthony Towns out with concussion for 1st missed game of his career

first_imgLATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Patriots owner Robert Kraft denies charges of soliciting prostitute Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Coach Ryan Saunders said the streak was never discussed when he talked with Towns earlier Friday, and there was no hope of extending it once Towns entered the concussion protocol. A player can only return then once he has passed a battery of tests and been symptom free.“I’d just like to have him out there because he’s a pretty good player,” Saunders said. “So the streak, I think that is something that everybody should definitely take note of with Karl’s durability and his toughness and how he approaches the game, but from a coach’s viewpoint you’d like to have like Karl on the floor whenever you can.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesTowns had played in his second consecutive All-Star game before he was involved in a car accident on his way to the airport. He was cleared to fly and arrived in New York and originally ruled questionable, but after further examination he was placed in the concussion protocol.Towns had started every game since being the No. 1 pick in the 2015 draft, the longest streak to begin a career since 1970-71. The New Jersey product would have been playing close to home Friday. It wasn’t immediately clear where the accident occurred. Minneapolis police said they didn’t handle any incident involving Towns and Saunders had no other details before the game.Saunders didn’t know if Towns would travel with the team for its game Saturday in Milwaukee, or return to Minnesota.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 02: Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on at TD Garden on January 02, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Karl-Anthony Towns is missing a game for the first time in his career, unable to play for Minnesota against the Knicks on Friday night following a car accident.The All-Star forward was placed in the concussion protocol earlier in the day, ending his streak of 303 consecutive games started.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more