Health workers start anti-coup protests in virus-hit Myanmar

first_imgJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Medical workers across Myanmar have begun a civil disobedience protest against Monday’s coup, wearing red ribbons and declaring they won’t work for the military government. The army takeover that ousted the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi over allegations of fraud in November’s elections could not have come at a worse time for a country battling a steady rise in COVID-19 cases with an inadequate and poorly funded health system. One doctor in Yangon, the nation’s biggest city, says “we want to show the world we are totally against military dictatorship and we want our elected government and leader back.” Photos in social media show medical workers with red ribbons pinned to their clothes.last_img read more

76ers star Ben Simmons requests ‘big guard’ meeting with Magic Johnson this summer

first_img Sixers F Tobias Harris on move: ‘I’m hopeful it can be a long-term partnership’ Related News “Not nothing going on. He wants to know how to play the position as a big guard,” Johnson explained Sunday.Here are Magic Jonshon’s full comments on potentially working out with Ben Simmons this off-season. He reinforces that approval from all three parties (Lakers, 76ers and the NBA) is first required.— Ben Mallis (@BenMallis) February 10, 2019Johnson said he would be willing to sit down with Simmons, but reiterated that he would need approval from the Lakers, 76ers and the NBA before the two could meet this offseason. Ben Simmons wants to meet with Lakers president Magic Johnson this summer.Johnson revealed prior to Los Angeles’ game against the 76ers that Simmons reached out to the Lakers to find out if the two could get together this summer and discuss his position as a guard.center_img 76ers coach Brett Brown on Markelle Fultz trade: I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel sad Johnson, a Hall of Fame player considered to be one of the greatest guards in NBA history, could give Simmons some valuable advice.Simmons, 22, is averaging 16.9 points, 9.3 rebounds and 8 assists in 2018-19. He was named an All-Star for the first time in January.The 76ers enter Sunday’s play against the Lakers with a 35-20 record. They are sitting fourth in the Eastern Conference.last_img read more