NBA playoffs 2019: ‘Dirty’ play won’t ruffle Giannis Antetokounmpo

first_img NBA playoffs 2019: Andre Drummond ejected for shoving Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo MVP numbers in just 23 minutes. #FearTheDeer— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) April 15, 2019Coach Mike Budenholzer was similarly not worried by the way Drummond handled the Bucks’ top performer.”I actually didn’t see any of the replays,” he said. “It seemed pretty obvious in the heat of the moment that it was a flagrant one.”He gave him a good push. It’s part of the playoffs and, besides obviously being a flagrant, it didn’t seem like anything. It’s part of the game.” “As a team, we’ve talked about it. We try to keep our composure,” Antetokounmpo told a news conference. “If the opposing team try to foul us hard or try to hit us or play dirty, we need to keep our composure and do our job. Our job is to win games.”I’m not going to look to the referees for protection. I’ve just got to play smart and try to avoid the situations.” Giannis Antetokounmpo insists he will not be looking to the officials for protection in the playoffs despite Andre Drummond’s rugged attempts to disrupt his flow.The Bucks star led his team to a dominant 121-86 home win over the Pistons in Game 1 of their first-round Eastern Conference series on Sunday, contributing 24 points and 17 rebounds.center_img Antetokounmpo picked up where he left off in the regular season and Drummond had no answer, earning a flagrant two foul and an ejection after shoving Antetokounmpo to the floor.The 24-year-old was asked if he might expect similar treatment throughout the playoffs after an MVP-caliber season, but he was not too concerned. Related News Blake Griffin injury update: Pistons star (knee) to miss all of Bucks series, report sayslast_img read more

Former Canuck winger Rick Rypien, found dead Monday

first_imgFormer Vancouver Canuck forward Rick Rypien, 27, was found dead Monday in his Southern Alberta home town.Alberta RCMP confirm police attended a home in Coleman Monday afternoon where  a man was found deceased.Rypien’s death is not considered suspicious and has been deemed a sudden death.The 5’9”, 190-pound winger had recently signed on with the Winnipeg Jets.Rypien had a reputation as a tenacious fighting foward, who often beat down larger opponents. He quickly became a fan favourite with the Canucks and while playing in the minors in Winnipeg for the Manitoba Moose.Last season as a Canuck he was suspended for lashing out at an opposing fan during a game in Minnesota against the Wild.He then took a leave of absence for personal reasons, playing only nine games for Vancouver during the team’s Stanley Cup run season.Rypien, who spent six seasons with the Canucks, did not have drug problems but is believed to have suffered from depression.In 119 career NHL games, he had nine goals and seven assists and racked up 226 penalty minutes.He played his junior hockey with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League and signed as a free agent with the Canucks franchise.Rypien is the second professional hockey player to die this season.In May, New York Rangers forward Derek Boogaard was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment. The 28-year-old had just completed his first season with the Rangers after spending his first five years in the National Hockey League with the Minnesota Wild.last_img read more

IREDD Releases First Quarter Legislative Monitoring Report

first_imgA local civil society group, Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD) has released its first quarter Legislative Performance Report on lawmakers in the 54th Legislature.The report aims to provide citizens with accurate, objective, and comprehensive information about the performances of their elected leaders using indicators drawn from their primary constitutional mandate (lawmaking, oversight and representation). With support from partners, IREDD over the years has been monitoring the work of the legislature and individual lawmakers on Capitol Hill.The report, according to IREDD, covered the period of January 15 to March 19, 2019. It also provides some analysis on the overall governance of the legislature, and the effectiveness of legislative committees.Although, much legislative work are conducted in committee rooms, where bills are reviewed and amended, budgetary decisions are made and important oversight duties are performed, the report described as ineffective the House of Representatives in responding to critical national issues.The report named former Deputy House Speaker, Grand Bassa District #1 Representative Hans Barchue, as one of the poorly performed lawmakers due to his constant absence from sessions.Although Rep. Barchue is yet to respond to the report, IREDD also branded members of the House of Representatives as being ineffective in responding to critical national issues; and failed to pass decision on three critical communications written by Representatives Francis Dopoh, Dixon Seboe, and Ben Fofana.According to the IREDD report, Representative Dopoh, in his communication, requested the appearance of the Minister of Finance and Development Planning and Liberia Revenue Authority Commissioner-General to discuss the performance of the last two fiscal quarters of the current national budget.Representative Seboe, the report added, similarly communicated to the House plenary, craving the appearance of the ministers of Commerce and Finance and Development Planning to frankly discuss on strategy to move the economy from eight-hour to 12th-hour or 1-hour.Representative Fofana also requested that the Minister of Finance and Development Planning and his deputies be invited to provide reason why counties have not received their respective Social Development Funds, and other remittances since the passage of the 2018/2019 fiscal budget, the report said.IREDD said since the relevant committees were asked to probe the matters, and report in two weeks, the committees are yet to so up to press time last night.IREDD’s Executive Director, Herald Aidoo, who read the 11-page report said his organization’s also recorded performance of individual lawmakers and individual senator.Aidoo said seven members of the House of Representatives recorded the highest presence in session, scoring 100 percent. The lawmakers are Kanie Wesso of Gbarpolu; Matthew Joe of Grand Bassa; Speaker Bhofal Chambers of Maryland; Matthew Zarzar of Sinoe County; Ivar Jones of Margibi; Samuel Kogar of Nimba and Dr. George Boley of Grand Gedeh counties.Meanwhile, IREDD said Representatives Vincent Willie of Grand Bassa, and Hans Barchue of Grand Bassa County, Bob Sheriff of Grand Cape Mount, and Zoe Penue of Grand Gedeh got lowest attendance grades in plenary.At the Senate, five senators obtained the highest attendance grades during the period under review, scoring 100 percent. They are Albert Chie of Grand Kru, Gbleh-Bo Brown of Maryland, Dr. Henrique Tokpa of Bong, Morris Saytumah of Bomi and Augustine Chea of Sinoe.On the contrary, the report said Senator Edward Dagoseh obtained the lowest grade by scoring 38.2 percent, even though he was battling illness.IREDD has meanwhile recommended that the leadership of the Legislature should demand for efficiency and productivity from legislative committees members.“If possible, the leaderships of those committees, including the Standing Committees, should be restructured to reflect the level of knowledge, effectiveness and willingness of committee members to execute their respective assigned tasks,” the report said.The report said Legislature should make sure that quarterly performance reports by government ministries and agencies benefiting from national budget are produced. “This is upheld by the state’s budget law, which is a product of every legislature around the world. This will help the public cross-check the level of accountability and transparency measures used by public officials in handling taxpayers’ money,” Aidoo said.IREDD said members of the 54th Legislature should also review its standing rules on secret sessions while making legislative deliberations, particularly the workings of the Committees.Furthermore, they should review their standing rules on attendance so as to penalize individual lawmakers, who are suspected of being in the constant habit of leaving session after roll call, and those that continued to gain strength in lateness.The entity recommended that the leadership of the House of Representatives and Senate should take steps to improve the level of transparency and openness in decision making process.Particularly, IREDD calls for the adherence of legislative rules on record of the vote to improve transparency in vote-taking on legislation and national decisions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement – Mr. Aidoo: “IREDD calls for the adherence of legislative rules on record of the votes to improve transparency…”last_img read more

Popular businessman Leonard is new President of Letterkenny Chamber

first_imgWell-known businessman Leonard Watson has been eelcted as the new President of Letterkenny Chamber.Mr Watson, who runs Watson’s Menswear, was a popular choice at the organisation’s AGM which was held last night.He takes over from outgoing President, Gerard McCormick of Magees Pharmacy. Leonard has had a trying year which seen him bounce back from a major chalenge to his business after it was damaged as a result of a nearby fire.However, Leonard closed and reopened a number of weeks later to bring customers a bigger and better store on the town’s Main Street.Some of the Letterkenny Chamber members at the Letterkenny Chamber AGM on Tuesday night last. Photo Clive WassonPopular businessman Leonard is new President of Letterkenny Chamber was last modified: December 13th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:Leonard WatsonletterkennyLetterkenny ChamberPRESIDENTlast_img read more

Darwin on Offense I: Museums

first_imgWhat’s the solution to decreasing belief in evolution?  More evolution.  That’s the message of an article by Lisa Anderson from the Chicago Tribune published online by Yahoo News, “Museums take up evolution challenge.” Natural history museums around the country are mounting new exhibits they hope will succeed where high school biology classes have faltered: convincing Americans that Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is a rigorously tested cornerstone of modern science. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Museum curators have not been incognizant of public opinion polls that, for two decades, have shown that high percentages of the public that do not buy Darwin’s theory of human descent from ape-like ancestors.  New exhibits, like “Explore Evolution” and “Darwin” are no longer pussyfooting around the E word, calling it “change through time” or other euphemisms, but putting it out there in bold print and making it “exciting.”    The article portrays science as necessarily secular, and the opposition as inherently religious:The majority of scientists deny there is any credible challenge to evolution.  They emphasize that scientific theory is not a wild guess, but a hypothesis subjected to careful testing and observation over time.  They point to a thoroughly documented geological and radiometric dating of the Earth’s age and to almost daily developments in genetics and molecular and cell biology that affirm aspects of Darwin’s 1859 “The Origin of Species.”    But the strength of long-standing religious belief about the divine origins of man, in a country where more than a quarter of the citizens self-identify as evangelical Christians, is considerable.    “One of the big misunderstandings, I think, is that a lot of people have stopped realizing that science is a secular activity,” said Lance Grande, vice president and head of collections and research at the Field Museum.  Field’s $17 million, 20,000-square foot, “Evolving Planet” exhibit is slated to open on March 10, 2006.1The article links antievolutionism to the loss of interest in science among students, and the decline of American scientific leadership, and indirectly uses the word “magic” to describe religious faith or doubts about Darwinism.    “Evolving Planet” will use the popular dinosaur exhibits as a draw, but intends to give viewers the whole spiel from chemical evolution to man.  John McCarter, Field Museum CEO and president, said that this time “we’re using the dinosaurs as kind of the marquee to draw them in and saying, this is a very complicated story, which you’ve got to dig into over a long period of time.”  (See also the 09/22/2005 entry about other museum strategies to combat antievolutionism.)See Reader Responses to this story.1By contrast, the entire budget of the new Creation Museum being built by Answers in Genesis (scheduled to open in 2007), with all its exhibits, buildings, life-size dinosaur models, offices, stores, parking lot, hiking trails and property, is $25 million, and is taking five years to complete. When riding a dead horse, the Sioux strategy is to dismount.  The Darwinists have tried this strategy – continuing to ride the hobby horse of one-sided propaganda – for over a century.  They have tried Disney movies.  They have tried PBS documentaries.  They have flooded the media with specials from National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, and the Science Channel.  They have published children’s books, cartoon books, textbooks, magazines, pamphlets and newspapers.  They have dominated the national parks and museums with their material.  They have taken over the public schools and controlled the science curriculum.  Why hasn’t it worked?  Why do so many Americans still fail to “get it”?  Here’s the problem: people sense they are being propagandized.  Every one of these attempts to teach evolution is one-sided.  Each portrayal assumes evolution is a fact, and uses evidence merely as a prop for a play whose script is already written in stone.  Worse, many of them ridicule anyone who disagrees, and fail to give any criticism an honest portrayal.    If the Darwinists really believe their story is well supported and deserves dominance, they need to get it out into the open marketplace of ideas and defend it against the best counter arguments.  They need to stop shouting “evolution is a fact” and “evolution is science, and anything else is religion” and talk about real evidence for the common ancestry of all things.  People know evolution is a controversial subject.  They are not convinced by the extrapolation of finch beak variations into the idea humans have bacteria ancestors.  No amount of media pizzazz can compensate for what many perceive is a weak case.    To most people throughout history, even as far back as the Greeks and Romans, the evidence for intelligent design has been not only intuitive, but self-evident.  Darwinian materialism is really the new kid on the block.  In a real sense, the burden of proof is on the Darwinists, not the creationists and believers in intelligent design.  Darwin, Huxley, and the subsequent bulldogs (see 09/02/2004) never really made a convincing case; they won over the intellectuals more with chutzpah and intimidation than by rigorous proof.  Even today’s most ardent Darwinists, like Richard Dawkins, admit that life looks designed.  Now, Darwinism is under increasing strain from the findings of molecular biology and the discovery of elaborate molecular machines and networks at the most fundamental levels of life.    Spending millions on exhibits is not the answer.  Engaging the public with honest consideration of the objections to evolution could be a good start, but unless it is sensed as a sincere and humble search for the truth, it will continue to be dismissed by large numbers of people from all walks of life.  The Darwinist spokesperson needs to get off his elitist pedestal and remove the chip on his shoulder.  All of them need to be willing to admit their theory could be wrong, and that scientific naturalism might really be inadequate.  They need to stop defining their critics out of scientific debate by definition.  Science is supposed to be a search for the truth, not a declaration of victory.  As in any dispute, the honest engagement of ideas in the open square, with humility and mutual respect, can bring light.  More one-sided propaganda will only turn up the heat.    It was depressing to see some creationists react to the evolution displays with hate speech.  These incidents may have been exaggerated or misreported, but if someone indeed wrote to the Field Museum, “you will burn in hell,” nothing could be uglier or more harmful.  Such an epithet conveys pride, hate, ignorance and unreason – characteristics the Darwinists are sure to hold up as examples of religious intolerance, as they did here.  Worse, it is the opposite of the countenance that Christians should present to non-Christians (see Ephesians 4).  If you know a person prone to this kind of outburst, stop him.  Nothing is more sure to entrench unbelievers in their dislike of creationism or intelligent design.  Get REAL: Reason, Evidence, Attractiveness, Logic.  Sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness, said the wisest man in history (Solomon).  See also the 09/22/2005 commentary.Check out the Reader Responses to this story.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

The Meek Control the Earth

first_img(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 How can such a small thing affect the geology and climate of the whole planet?  Don’t underestimate the power of small creatures.Ants Control the WorldA paper in Geology presents “Ants as a powerful biotic agent” of the dissolution of two common types of rock: plagioclase and olivine.  Both minerals are important constituents of earth’s crust.  The scurrying and digging activity of uncounted trillions of ants can add up to a big effect, Ronald Dorn of Arizona State has calculated from controlled observations spanning 25 years.The biotic enhancement of Ca-Mg silicate weathering has helped maintain Earth’s habitability over geological time scales by assisting in the gradual drawdown of atmospheric CO2. 25 years of in-situ measurements of Ca-Mg silicate mineral dissolution by ants, termites, root mats, bare ground, and a control reveals ants to be one of the most powerful biotic weathering agents yet recognized. Six sites in Arizona and Texas (USA) indicate that eight different ant species enhance mineral dissolution by ∼50×–300× over controls. A comparison of extracted soil at a 50 cm depth in ant colonies and adjacent bare ground shows a gradual accumulation of CaCO3 content for all eight ant species over 25 yr. Ants, thus, have potential to provide clues on how to enhance contemporary carbon sequestration efforts to transform Ca-Mg silicates and CO2 into carbonate. Given that ants underwent a great diversification and biomass expansion over the Cenozoic, a speculative implication of this research is that ant enhancement of Ca-Mg silicate dissolution might have been an influence on Cenozoic cooling.This makes one wonder how the biosphere got along before the Cenozoic.  Regardless, a response to the global warming alarmists might be, “Go to the ant, thou sluggard” (Proverbs 6:6); “consider her ways, and be wise.”  The finding also raises questions about the habitability of planets without ants.  This is an interesting finding that seems to reinforce the concept of the biosphere being intricately linked to a planet’s habitability.Salamander SalveAnother small animal may have power over humans: the ability to heal.  Medical Xpress reported experiments that show a peptide in salamander skin, when rubbed on mice, promoted “quick and effective” wound healing in mice.  This could lead to human trials before long.  Salamanders are way ahead of humans, too, in the ability to regenerate limbs.  There’s things people can learn from the lowly in the world.Long Live the MonarchThe delicate butterflies that fly 3,000 miles in their migration are in need of help.  Stars of Metamorphosis: The Beauty and Design of Butterflies, these beautiful one-gram kings and queens of lightweight flight have declined some 90% in two decades, PhysOrg says, primarily because new GMO corn allows farmers to spray Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide indiscriminately on their corn crops, killing off the milkweed on which the butterflys’ life cycle depends.  National Geographic calls on concerned citizens to rescue them by planting milkweed in their yards, but it appears this will require a national effort of many ordinary citizens to be effective.Name that AnimalScientists are scratching their heads over creatures collected back in 1986 in deep waters off Tasmania, stored in jars and forgotten.  They look like mushrooms, but they don’t fit obviously into any known animal phylum (see pictures in the BBC News, Science Daily, National Geographic or Nature).  They have “medusae” (umbrella-shaped tops with dangling stalks), but they don’t have the characteristics of jellyfish and comb jellies.  What are they?  The authors who announced them in PLoS ONE don’t know.  They recommend researchers go out and find more, so that they can sequence their genomes.There’s an outside possibility, based on resemblance, that these creatures, named Dendrogramma enigmatica and D. discoides, represent living members of Ediacaran organisms, long thought extinct before the Cambrian Explosion.  If so, they could represent the oldest “living fossils” on earth, raising the usual questions about how they could have survived intact so long without leaving a trace in the fossil record.  New Scientist notes that the organisms are small, just half an inch or so; “There are no obvious sex organs in the specimens, no nervous system and no apparent means by which the disc could be flexed to enable movement.”  Then the article asks:Dendrogramma‘s disc-like shape is very reminiscent of three Ediacaran genera – Albumares, Anfesta and Rugoconites. The snag is that all three went extinct half a billion years ago, along with all of the other weird Ediacaran creatures.Does this mean that Dendrogramma is proof that some Ediacaran creatures have managed to cling on in the remote depths of the oceans for all this time?This will be a story to watch.Update 6/07/16: Tim O’Hara at The Conversation reports that Dendrogramma is a siphonophore, a member of cnidarians that include jellyfish and corals. Genetic information from new samples has solved the puzzle. It is not an Ediacaran.We humans often feel small and insignificant in such a vast world and universe.  These stories remind us that size is not necessarily a barrier to having a great impact.  When the glory is given to the Lord, He can take any small instrument and accomplish much.  Go to the monarch butterfly, thou sluggard: consider her ways, and be wise.  Maybe the Lord would have you take a part in a stewardship campaign to save a true wonder of nature.last_img read more

Gallery: the KAT-7 radio telescope

first_imgCompiled and photographed by Janine Erasmus South Africa’s bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope, one of the most important scientific instruments ever constructed, is gaining ground. At the proposed SKA site in the remote Northern Cape province, the seven-dish KAT-7 – precursor to the MeerKAT, which is precursor to the SKA – is the world’s first radio telescope array consisting of fibreglass dishes.The instrument has already delivered images of the Centaurus A, a galaxy 14-million light years away.Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  The vast, flat Karoo plains are perfect for construction of the SKA.• Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image Sociable weaver nest.• Download high-resolution image The SKA site complex from afar.• Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image This little trailer contains instrumentationthat was used in the determination ofthe area’s radio quietness.• Download high-resolution image Mould of the KAT-7 dish. All seven dishes weremade on site, and the facility will be expandedto accommodate the larger MeerKAT dishes.• Download high-resolution image The remote control room is located in ashielded container, to minimise the emissionof radio waves.• Download high-resolution image The trailer used to take the dishes tothe KAT-7 site, about 1km down the road.• Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image On-site control room in a shielded container.• Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image The final development of the highlyconfigurable Roach board, used extensivelyin the hardware, was carried out inSouth Africa.• Download high-resolution image More galleries: South Africa’s wildlifeCape Town’s busy harboursSouth Africa’s new ape-man species World Cup stadiums 120 days to kickoff The People’s Bus World Cup gets Beetle mania Brand South Africa at Davos Zuma’s UK state visit Soccer City Stadium Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Football Fridays launch Welcome to Joburg! 2120 Fifa World Cup Jacob Zuma’s inauguration A twinkling nest of treasureslast_img read more

Patel: Africa is vital to South Africa’s economy

first_img23 April 2015The continent is vital for the country’s economy, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has told factory workers.“We sell R260-billion worth of goods to other African countries. That R260-billion creates more than 160 000 jobs in South Africa,” Patel said. These jobs were in clothing, car manufacturing and the selling of agricultural produce to other African countries.Speaking at a general meeting with factory workers in Pretoria on 22 April, he warned workers that if South Africa cut the rest of Africa out of its economy and the rest of Africa cut South Africa out of its economy, people in the country would lose their jobs.“We need to stop the attacks on fellow Africans. We need to deal with the frustrations and problems in a different way.”The top countries to which South Africa’s clothing industry sold were Mozambique, Zambia, the US and Zimbabwe. The top countries it sold to in the footwear and leather products sector were Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola. In the textiles sector, the top country to which South Africa sold was Zimbabwe.“The attacks on foreign nationals must stop. We cannot take the law into our own hands and kill fellow human beings,” Patel said. The government was addressing the problems of South Africa, including unemployment, lack of housing, the provision of water and electricity. This included managing migration properly.“We must make sure at our border posts, we have proper procedures. We must make sure that people have papers if they are here legally. We must make sure we manage the numbers of people who come into South Africa.”Patel called on companies to treat all workers equally, regardless of race or whether they were foreign nationals or not. “We must make it clear to companies – don’t exploit foreign workers. Don’t pay them less than South African workers. so much so that South African workers are put aside.“Let everybody be treated equally because the law applies to everyone equally,” he said.He would have a meeting with the Department of Labour to request inspections of companies to ensure they were complying with labour laws.“We are going to deal with the frustrations of our people,” Patel said. The country needed to address the people who were in the country illegally. “Foreign workers who are here legally belong in the union movement, in our churches, they belong in our communities.“We’ve got to organise them and make them feel welcome. They are part of us,” he said.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

10 months agoNewcastle boss Benitez: We’ll do what we can to keep Rondon

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Benitez: We’ll do what we can to keep Rondonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez will do what he can to have Salomon Rondon become a permanent signing.On-loan West Brom striker Rondon has netted four goals in six games including a winner here that shot Newcastle to six points clear of the bottom three, with Fulham to play next week.”I am happy with him, but still he can improve,” he said.”I don’t want to give too much credit to him, and I mean by that that I don’t want to take too much credit from the others.”He is doing a great job for the team, but we have to support him a little bit more.”If he has more support, if he has more crosses and passes into him, then he will score more goals because he can do it.”Anyone can do it if you give them more assists, but I think with Salomon, if the team puts the ball in the right position then he will also be on the end of the crosses, or at the end of the passes.”Asked if Newcastle could net him permanently from West Brom, Benitez said: “It will be fine. Hopefully he can start scoring a lot of goals, and then you can ask me this in a few weeks and hopefully it can be positive then, too.”He has not surprised me. He knows he can improve – so he will work hard. His strength maybe is to hold the ball.” last_img read more

Emmanuel Kabongo Stars In CBCs New Show 21 THUNDER

first_img Login/Register With: 21 Thunder: A Must See TV Series Emmanuel Kabongo Stars in CBC’s new show 21 THUNDER premiering July 31st at 9 pm!Star Emmanuel Kabongo was born in The Democratic Republic of Congo and relocated to South Africa with his family before moving to Toronto in 1998. He began his acting career in short and independent films and has since made guest appearances on TV shows such as Flashpoint, Nikita, Call Me Fitz, Murdoch Mysteries and Rookie Blue. In 2013, Kabongo played a lead character in The Animal Project (Ingrid Veninger, director; TIFF 2013 Official Selection) and appeared in the feature film Pompeii in 2014. He produced and starred in the web series Teenagers, which won three awards at the 2014 LA WebFest. Kabongo completed the Theatre Arts Program at George Brown College and was awarded with the Actors Conservatory Program scholarship at the Canadian Film School. Advertisement Twitter  21 Thunder   shows the cutthroat world of pro soccer, a club lives and dies by the stars on its under-21 team. They are the future and lifeblood of any franchise, but most will never make it. 21 THUNDER is the story of the Montreal Thunder U21 team, following the team’s star players on and off the field. A story of love, crime, race, sex and athletic glory, at its core the series is about how a group of players and coaches unite as family in the whirlwind of life, one step away from the pros.READ MORE Advertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more