Pelicans’ Williamson projects return before mid-season

first_imgEthel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ When the 6-foot-6, 285-pound Williamson had surgery on his torn right lateral meniscus Oct. 21, the Pelicans announced that his recovery was expected to last six to eight weeks.The Pelicans, who host defending NBA champion Toronto on Friday night, have dropped six of their first seven games this season. But Williamson said he is not concerned about pressure to rush back to try to help his team out of its tail spin.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“It’s not even a conversation I have to have with them about it. It’s a long season. This isn’t like college or something where it’s 30 games. It’s 82 games so I don’t really see a need to rush back,” Williamson said. “When they feel like I’m back to myself, they’ll let me play — simple as that.”When pressed about what types of physical or basketball activities he’s currently able to do, Williamson smiled and said, “I’m just rehabbing, man. You feel me?” Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics 76ers guard Ben Simmons out 1 game with shoulder injury Passengers flock to Naia one day before ‘Undas’ PLAY LIST 03:48Passengers flock to Naia one day before ‘Undas’02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue LATEST STORIES Williamson said he could not pinpoint the precise moment when the injury occurred. He said he felt soreness after playing a preseason game in San Antonio and learned of his injury when he met with physicians.As for New Orleans’ struggles out of the gate, Williamson said, “I don’t think people should panic at all. We’re only six games in. It’s a long season.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Rice industry paralysis MOST READ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? View comments Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson walk onto the court with a crutch as he is introduced before an NBA basketball home-opener game against the Dallas Mavericks in New Orleans, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)METAIRIE, La. — Zion Williamson says he expects his absence from New Orleans Pelicans because of his knee injury to be less than half of the regular season but is offering no specific timetable for a return.“It’s going very well, day by day, getting better,” the No. 1 overall pick said after teammates finished practice Thursday. “No real timetable. When I’m ready, I’ll come back.”ADVERTISEMENT What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’last_img read more

Here are a few more ideas for wonderful winter bre

first_imgHere are a few more ideas for wonderful winter breaks:10 of best cheap ski resorts in the worldLooking for the cheapest places to ski in Europe? There are plenty of bargain basement ski slopes in the French Alps, Italy and the USA, as well as a few hidden gems across Europe. Why winter is when Barcelona is at its bestWinter is one of the most beautiful seasons in Barcelona. It is when the people of the Catalan capital reclaim their city. Moving away from big crowds of tourists and with much less noise, it is a time of relaxation, great weather, family moments and good food. Where to go for guaranteed winter sunWinter getting you down? If you can’t stand the cold, why not jet off somewhere the sun is currently shining? Fly south to one of our top picks for winter sun and you’ll be topping up that tan before you know it.*Published September 2017. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.(function(p,u,s,h){ p._pcq=p._pcq||[]; p._pcq.push([‘_currentTime’,Date.now()]); s=u.createElement(‘script’); s.type=’text/javascript’; s.async=true; s.src=’https://cdn.pushcrew.com/js/e9f6d6513a4983e47af7bdf28b5b8c4f.js’; h=u.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; h.parentNode.insertBefore(s,h);})(window,document);window._pcq = window._pcq || [];_pcq.push([‘addSubscriberToSegment’, ‘uk-news’, callbackForAddToSegment]);function callbackForAddToSegment(response) { if(response === -1) { console.log(‘User is not a subscriber or has blocked notifications’); } if(response === false) { console.log(‘Segment name provided is not valid. Maximum length of segment name can be 30 chars and it can only contain alphanumeric characters, underscore and dash.’); } 4. MoroccoOn the edge of the Sahara desert, Marrakech and Agadir remain warm throughout the winter. Chill on the beach against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains or, if that’s not relaxing enough, really treat yourself with a visit to a steamy spa-like hammam for some blissful pampering. Check out our guide to the top things to do in Marrakech, such as weaving between the street-food vendors and snake charmers of Djemma el-Fna.Find cheap flights to Morocco 2. Cape VerdeOnly a six-hour flight from the UK, Cape Verde is a stunning collection of islands off the coast of Senegal in west Africa. Its pristine sandy beaches are perfect for tanning, but if you want to do more than sun-worshipping, there’s always the option to try scuba diving, deep-sea fishing or windsurfing. Take a look at our guide to Sal, which is one of the most popular islands to visit and is home to some excellent kite surfing spots.Find cheap flights to Cape Verde 7. OmanPerhaps not an obvious destination, but this Middle Eastern blend of desert, coastal landscape, Portuguese colonial influence, rugged mountains and other natural wonders make Oman a great choice for the more adventurous winter sun seeker – especially as average temperatures remain comfortably in the 20s. Now head over this way to discover more of the hottest destinations to visit in February.Find cheap flights to Oman 5. MadeiraWith its pleasant winter climate, sea-and-mountain scenery and the old colonial charm of its capital Funchal, Madeira is made for a low-key relaxing winter holiday. For those who want a little more action, the island also offers water sports including windsurfing and sailing. Now head over here to discover more great places to visit in Portugal.Find cheap flights to Madeira ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 3. The GambiaA world away from Europe but only a six-hour flight from the UK, The Gambia offers an exotic yet accessible winter getaway. Get an intoxicating introduction to West Africa with a visit to the capital Banjul, or simply soak up the rays on a palm-fringed golden sandy beach. Sounds good, doesn’t it? We named the country as one of the best value holiday destinations, partly thanks to its super-cheap hotels, which can cost just £15* a night.Find cheap flights to The Gambia 8. Gran CanariaLying less than 100 miles off the coast of north-west Africa, it’s probably no surprise that winter on Gran Canaria is a most pleasant affair come the winter months. The sub-tropical south of the island boasts extensive white beaches that are particularly inviting for sunning yourself and forgetting the rain back home. Here are some tips on where to find the island’s best restaurants, and head this way to see Gran Canaria’s top attractions, including some Paleolithic cave paintings.Find cheap flights to Gran Canaria 1. TenerifeThe Canary Islands are probably the closest place to the UK to find winter sun, and Tenerife is tantalisingly temperate. With an average high of around 20°C, you’ll only need to pack a light jumper to wrap around your shoulders for evening dining on the terrace – beats pulling on a parka for a trip to the corner shop. Take a look at our guide for the best things to do while in Tenerife – including hiking up Spain’s highest mountain.Find cheap flights to Tenerife ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepartReturnCabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 6. DubaiYear-round sunshine is no mirage in Dubai. If you can tear yourself away from the largest shopping malls in the world, take an excursion into the desert by jeep and camel or simply soak up the sun and atmosphere in the more traditional Heritage Village. Take a look at this local’s guide to Dubai for more ideas on what to do, including where to find the best Emirati cuisine. Find cheap flights to Dubai 9. EgyptWhile Egypt has more than its fair share of sights, if you’d rather be sunned than stunned, head to the country’s Red Sea resorts. Sharm-el-Sheik is an immensely popular year-round destination offering superb scuba diving as well as limitless opportunities for getting a tan. If you’re worried about holidaying safely, take a look at this helpful advice for anyone thinking of travelling to Egypt.Find cheap flights to Egypt Didn’t find anything you fancied? Search for cheap flights and find your own deal here 10. DohaSometimes hailed as ‘the new Dubai’, Doha – the capital of Qatar – is one of the most up and coming cities in the Gulf. Stroll along the Corniche, a long seaside promenade that curves around Doha bay with places to eat and beautiful views. And Doha is just one of many Middle-Eastern cities that make a great alternative to the tourist hotspot of Dubai.Find cheap flights to Doha RelatedExit planet snow: 10 winter sun breaksExit planet snow: 10 winter sun breaks10 cheap winter sun destinations We’ve found 10 affordable hotspots where you can shed those winter layers and top up your vitamin D, all with great value off-season price tags. Explore cheap flight deals in the app 1. The Canary Islands Best for: a holiday with something for everyone There are several reasons UK travellers…Where to go on holiday for early summer sun in 2019Looking for a summer holiday but don’t want to travel during peak season when prices go through the roof? 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