Philadelphia 76ers Andrew Bynum Experiences Setback

The Philadelphia 76ers and their fans may never see Andrew Bynum play in the team uniform as the center told reporters Friday that he experienced a four-to-five day setback after a drill.The 25-year-old Bynum, who is rehabbing from bone bruises in both knees, took part in a five-on-zero drill last week. The drill was the first time he had been able to be involved in any practice since Philly traded for him last summer.“I played in LA with a bit of swelling, but it wasn’t this bad,” Bynum said. “I didn’t really feel the pain when I was playing, but now it’s like really stiff and a lot of pain. Just doing stuff, not even full five-on-five stuff. I played in one scrimmage and it’s a 4- to 5-day setback.”Bynum had been confident all season long that rest and rehabilitation would allow him to make it back to the court this season.“It’s getting late. I don’t know [about playing this season],” Bynum said. “I don’t want to play in pain. … I’m 25, it’s my life.”When Bynum was asked if surgery was an option, he said that there were no surgical procedures possible that could help him return to the 76ers before the season ends.The 76ers could use Bynum’s presence because they are currently 22-34 and in last place in the Eastern Conference with 26 games remaining. They have dropped their last seven games.But 76ers coach Doug Collins said Thursday after seeing Bynum workout, that the player was still in no condition to return.“I know it’s tough on him, he wants to play,” Collins said. “We traded for him to come in here and play, and he hasn’t been able to and that’s hard. Hard on him and hard on everyone, and so I feel badly.”Before being traded to the 76ers last summer, Bynum played in 60 of 66 games with the Los Angeles Lakers last season. He had a surgical procedure in September in Germany  to strengthen his knees. During the procedure, doctors discovered a bone bruise in his right knee. While recovering, two months later Bynum tweaked his left knee while bowling friends, and doctors discovered a bone bruise in that knee as well.Bynum could potentially lose millions of dollars if he is unable to return to the court this season. He is currently making $16.9 million this season and will become a free agent in July.“I think being healthy is more important than everything else,” he said. “If I am healthy, I’ll get a deal. I have to be able to play and I need to get to the point with my body where I’m able to play, however long that takes.” read more

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Shaqiri issues title warning to City

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has issued a warning to title rivals Manchester City as both clubs have been neck and neck all season.The Reds supporters are hopeful this will be the year the club will end their Premier League title drought.Liverpool have been in a two-way battle for the league title with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.Jurgen Klopp’s men are only two points behind the Premier League champions and are five points ahead of Chelsea.Liverpool have a huge week coming up in the Champions League, as they travel to France to face Paris Saint-Germain in their penultimate group game of the competition but before attention turns to that, the club are basking in the glory of their impressive victory over Watford at Vicarage Road.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…Pep Guardiola’s City are favourites for the title, but Shaqiri thinks the Merseyside club will be there at the end.Standard Sport report he said: “We’re going to be there until the end!“We don’t have to look to Man City.“We just have to look to ourselves. Try to give our good performance on the pitch and win games, that’s the most important thing.”last_img read more

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Linux camp has key to Windows 8 boot lockout

first_img(Phys.org)—Microsoft’s rocky reputation with the open source community was not exactly obliterated with hardware news surrounding the upcoming launch of the operating system, Windows 8. Systems will come with Secure Boot enabled in the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). Only operating systems with an appropriate digital signature will be able to boot. The worry was that only Windows 8 will run on these systems. Users would find it hard to boot non-Microsoft operating systems. UEFI stands for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)and it defines a software interface between an operating system and platform firmware. PC BIOS soon to be replaced by UEFI Numerous PCs designed for the mass market will be labeled with Windows 8 and that in turn set many users to think these are tough times for Linux users to boot their favorite Linux flavors. Some see this as a way for Microsoft simply to ensure security over its machines while others see it as a way for Microsoft to push Linux distributions to the back of the line.Systems with the Designed for Windows 8 that include the Secure Boot can stop unsigned code such as malware from running during the boot process. Any operating system will also be prevented to run if it doesn’t have the approved bootloader.Open source advocates recognize that UEFI has its security merits. Earlier this year, Olaf Kirch, director of the SUSE Linux Enterprise department in SUSE Engineering, called UEFI Secure Boot a useful technology, as it makes life more difficult for attackers to hide a rootkit in the boot chain. At the same time, he said, the basics of its operation, establishing a single root of trust, “conflict with the principles of Open Source development, which must be independent and distributed to work.”Outside Microsoft, big name vendors have been responding with workarounds. Leading Linux names, Canonical, Red Hat, and SUSE have been working on ways that allow their distributions to boot on Windows 8-certified hardware.The Linux Foundation, meanwhile, has come up with a plan to bypass the problem presented by Secure Boot to enable users of open source operating systems to continue to boot on hardware certified for Windows 8. The foundation has announced it will obtain a key from Microsoft and sign a small pre-bootloader. This will allow the booting of any operating system. In a guest post from James Bottomley, Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board, talked about the Windows 8 move. “In a nutshell, the Linux Foundation will obtain a Microsoft Key and sign a small pre-bootloader which will, in turn, chain load (without any form of signature check) a predesignated boot loader which will, in turn, boot Linux (or any other operating system).”This will be a general purpose solution, not just for Linux. The key would not directly enable booting but instead would transfer control to another bootloader to boot an operating system. As such, the workaround is called the”pre-bootloader.” The pre-bootloader goes past the Secure Boot process. A boot-loader such as GRUB2 takes over and handles the OS booting.According to the Foundation, all the work is left to the real bootloader which “must be installed on the same partition as the pre-bootloader with the known path loader.efi (although the binary may be any bootloader including Grub2).” Once the pre-bootloader is run, the user can boot any OS without having to worry about Secure Boot lockouts. As for a risk that it will turn out to be a vector for malware, the pre-bootloader can be used to boot a CD/DVD installer or LiveCD distribution or even boot an installed operating system in secure mode for any distribution. The pre-bootloader will involve a “present user test.” Someone must be present at boot time to confirm the user wants a particular OS to run. After the pre-bootloader carries out its work, it will wait for a prompt for a user before continuing The user test removes the fear that it can be used to carry malware. More information: www.linuxfoundation.org/news-m … t-system-open-source Explore furtherlast_img read more

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