Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt felt like a homecoming of sorts for Ira Brown when Japan flew to Manila to face Gilas Pilipinas for the second time in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.Now playing as a naturalized player for Akatsuki Five, the 35-year-old forward’s memories came rushing back to him as he recounted his days playing in the PBA in front of the Filipino fans as a reinforcement for San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT “I love it. It’s something that I look forward to because it gives me energy,” he said.Though Brown only played two games for the Beermen, it was enough to leave a lasting memory on him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHe had his moments in his short stint, making game-winning putback to lift the Beermen over Meralco back in the 2011 PBA Commissioner’s Cup before getting replaced by David Young.And what made his return to the country more special was the same electric energy the crowd had at Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “I remember the energy the crowd gives and it was great to be back and play in the Philippines,” he said.Unfortunately for Brown, Japan remained winless in the first round of the Asian qualifiers following an 84-89 loss as the Japanese saw their comeback bid fall short against Jayson Castro and Co.“I thought we were in the game,” shared Brown, who tallied 16 points and eight rebounds for his side.Despite his solid numbers, the 6-foot-4 forward rued his free throw woes, going 2-of-10 from the charity stripe as the Akatsuki Five also missed 15 free throws as a whole in the game.“That’s terrible,” admitted Brown, who now faces an uphill climb if he wants to lead Japan to the second round of the Asian qualifiers. “I can’t do that if we want to beat teams especially on the road. I gotta do better job at that.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lesnar set for WrestleMania rematch after 7-man Elimination Chamber Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments
In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism De La Hoya is Alvarez’s longtime promoter and a former six-division champion. He retired from boxing in 2008.Alvarez tested positive for clenbuterol in mid-February in the fighters’ voluntary anti-doping program, and the results were revealed two weeks ago.Eric Gomez, the president of De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, responded sharply to Golovkin’s comments.“He doesn’t sound like a confident fighter,” Gomez told The Associated Press in an email. “GGG is trying to find a way out. If he doesn’t want the fight, he should just say so. Just last week he said the exact opposite. His remarks about needle marks, Oscar and every other lie are outrageous, false and defamatory, and we will deal with them appropriately.“As for Canelo, he is focused on his training,” Gomez added. “He didn’t need any more motivation, but now he has it.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES “Again with Mexican meat? Come on,” Golovkin said on Tuesday, referencing Alvarez’s attribution of his failed test to his consumption of tainted meat in his native country.“I told you, it’s not Mexican meat,” Golovkin added. “This is Canelo. This is his team. This is his promotion. … Canelo is cheating. They’re using these drugs, and everybody is just trying to pretend it’s not happening.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGolovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) spoke pointedly about Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) before a workout at his high-altitude training camp in Southern California. For the first time, the unbeaten Kazakh middleweight champion repeatedly said he believes Alvarez has used banned substances for previous fights, including their first bout last September.“It was pretty obvious when (Alvarez’s) muscles were all (enlarged) … and with the traces of injections, which were visible,” Golovkin said through a translator. “I can talk about Oscar De La Hoya, too. He is also not clean. He’s dirty.” View comments Over the hump The Nevada Athletic Commission still hasn’t announced whether it will level any disciplinary action against Alvarez, or even when it might hold a public hearing about its decision. The fight is just over six weeks away at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.Golovkin expects to be in the ring on Cinco de Mayo until he hears otherwise from Nevada or Alvarez, who has scarcely commented on the positive test since Golden Boy issued a statement blaming the mistake on meat contamination that is common in some parts of Mexico. Canelo also moved his camp to the U.S. after his failed test, but is training behind closed doors.Golovkin also is still upset about the verdict in his first bout with Alvarez. Golovkin and his camp felt they comfortably won the bout, which was ruled a draw.“He’s always been the favorite, always had benefits,” Golovkin said. “I don’t think I would have the same amount of benefits as he has. That’s why I never use any drugs, because I know there won’t be any preferences to me.”If the Nevada commission postpones the rematch, promoter Tom Loeffler echoed Golovkin’s interest in booking a middleweight title unification bout with Britain’s Billy Joe Saunders, who holds one of the four major belts.But Golovkin and Alvarez both realize their biggest paydays will come in bouts against each other. That’s why Golovkin is determined to keep training to face Canelo, even while accusing his opponent of artificial enhancement of his physique.“You should take a look at the photos and ask a doctor,” Golovkin said. “Ask any doctor. Let him explain what those (muscles) are. It’s better even to use the lie detector. Then there wouldn’t be any silly questions about meat or fruits or chocolate.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters FILE – In this Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, Gennady Golovkin attends a news conference in Las Vegas. Golovkin is in training camp for a fight that might not happen. The unbeaten middleweight champion is waiting to hear whether his rematch with Saul Alvarez on May 5 will be canceled after Canelo failed a doping test. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. — Gennady Golovkin plans to go ahead with his rematch against Canelo Alvarez on May 5, even after Alvarez failed a doping test last month.But Golovkin also believes Alvarez is a cheater whose attempt to blame the test on bad meat is a joke and a symptom of more extensive corruption in boxing.ADVERTISEMENT
With absolute calm that is prevailing in the national soccer team, Lone Star, LFA President Musa Bility has called on the sports media not to pitch one player against the other.Bility told sports journalists in Monrovia yesterday that ten players of the national team are presently in the country, while others are expected in a day to join the preparation for the final countdown against Togo on Sunday.He said Francis Grandpa Doe, William Jerbo, Sam Johnson and a host of others are ready to defend the national flag and therefore called on sports journalists to encourage them as they prepare for their engagement against Togo.Directing his attention to SWAL President Roland Mulbah, Bility appealed to him to relate the information to his members to let Liberia’s interest become a priority by encouraging the players.“We need stability and we need God and therefore we are calling on our religious leaders to join in their efforts to (pray) for our crucial match on Sunday,” Bility said.Bility noted that the LFA has not received any information about the arrival of the Togolese national team delegation, but said that with visas not being any problem in the ECOWAS sub-region, the delegation could come the day of the match.He meanwhile pointed out that Liberia vs. Togo’s game is yet to be played and therefore no one should conclude that Liberia has already won the match.“We need to go to the game with the determination that our success depends on victory on Sunday,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The inmate, who allegedly attacked and severely beat another prisoner with a piece of wood, was on Wednesday slapped with the capital offense of murder and appeared at the Cove and John Magistrates’ Courts.Thirty-one-year-old Devindira Persaud, who was on remand at the Lusignan Holding Bay, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on another charge, made his appearance before Magistrate Fabayo Azore. It is alleged that he hit 23-year-old Samuel Lyttle of Stewartville, West Coast Demerara (WCD) with a piece of wood on June 25 at the prison.It is alleged that Lyttle was in his hammock when Persaud attacked him with a wood that had a nail stuck through it. Persaud reportedly lashed Lyttle repeatedly about the head before being restrained by prison wardens.Lyttle succumbed one day after the beating at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). Lyttle was remanded on June 19 on breaking and entering and larceny charges.However, on June 25, he and Persaud were involved in an argument when the perpetrator allegedly picked up a piece of wood and struck him. Lyttle was treated at the prison infirmary but was rushed to GPHC due to the severity of his injuries. Persaud was remanded and the case will continue on August 8 at the Vigilance Magistrates’ Court.It was only in April that another prisoner of the said prison was also killed by other inmates who beat him following a dispute. That prisoner has been identified as 30-year-old Shaheed Ali of Albouystown, Georgetown.
“Our kids are constantly in the process of learning English,” said Principal Joe Medina. “On the one hand, the kids are acquiring the same academics all the other students in the state are acquiring. But at the same time, they have the added challenge of acquiring the language as well.” Since 2000, Torch’s Academic Performance Index scores have risen a minimum of 20 points each year. At the beginning of the school year, officials hand out an agenda and a white 3-inch binder to every students to help them keep organized. “When I need to find an assignment, I just kind of quickly look through \ and find it,” said eighth-grader Rosa Gonzalez. Gonzalez belongs to Torch’s Advancement Via Individual Determination program, which prepares its students for college. The campus, which sits next to a factory, is adorned with banners from UCLA, USC, Stanford and other universities. Also on display are “A-G” planning charts listing the requirements for applying to a University of California school. “Our philosophy here is every student has the potential to go to college,” said Jimmy Lima, one of two school counselors, who often makes home visits when students don’t show up for class. Assistant Principal Robert Reyes credits Medina, who took over at Torch six years ago, with lifting expectations and putting the school on the path toward achievement. “He, in a sense, came in with hope,” Reyes said. “We fed off that desire, that vision, that hope.” firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: AVID advancement INDUSTRY – Set in a low-income community with its share of drugs and gangs, Torch Middle School in Industry appears on the surface to have the odds stacked against it. About 30 percent of the school’s 800 or so sixth- through eighth-graders are learning English; 78 percent are on free- or reduced-lunch programs; and about 75 percent of their parents speak only Spanish. But any low expectations should be checked at Torch’s door. The school recently was named a California Distinguished School.
MOBERLY, B.C. – On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 the discussions taking place between the B.C. government and the West Moberly First Nations regarding the Site C dam have ended. A 120-day trial has been scheduled to begin on March 2022. According to the First Nations, the Horgan Government is expected to defend the decision made by Christy Clark’s BC Liberal Government in 2014 to approve Site C, which the West Moberly says infringed Treaty 8. West Moberly First Nations Chief Willson said, “We can’t disclose anything confidential from the discussions with BC, but I can assure you that there are dark days ahead for Site C. Watch the numbers climb and the dates slip. Wait for the excuses and the distractions”.- Advertisement -The Site C trial will determine whether constitutional rights under Treaty 8 to maintain a traditional way of life have been infringed. If the court sides against the BC Government, court orders could impose further delays or cancel the project in order to prevent the Peace River Valley from being flooded, shares the West Moberly First Nations. “Stopping this dam has always been the right thing to do. It would have taken some courage and some leadership, but it could have saved British Columbia billions of dollars and produced a clear example of reconciliation with First Nations. Instead, the Horgan Government hooked themselves up to Christy Clark’s boondoggle and are watching helplessly as it skids out of control,” said Chief Roland Willson.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Here is a list of upcoming neighborhood council meetings: Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 19700 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch. Call (818) 831-2330 or see www.prnc.org. Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Parkman Middle School, 20800 Burbank Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 713-8600 or see www.WoodlandHillsCouncil.org. Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1B at the Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 908-1840. Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Gleason Middle School, 10965 Mount Gleason Ave., Sunland. Call (818) 951-7411. Sylmar Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium at Hubbard Street Elementary School, 13325 Hubbard St., Sylmar. Call (818) 833-8737. Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council, 6 p.m. Friday in the conference room at Granada Hills Public Library, 10640 Petit Ave., Granada Hills. Call (818) 321-6259 or see www.OldGranadaHills.org. Mission Hills Neighborhood Council, 6 p.m. March 14 in the auditorium at San Jose Street Elementary School, 14028 Clymer St., Mission Hills. Commissioner Yolanda Fuentes, Los Angeles City Board of Public Works-Public Affairs Office, is the scheduled speaker. Call (818) 472-1017. North Hills West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 15 in Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 893-8613 or see www.northhillswest.org. Studio City Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 15 in Annex 1 at CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave. (enter Gate A), Studio City. A candidates forum, 7 p.m. March 22 in Annex 1 at CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave. (enter Gate A), Studio City. An election will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 29 in the auditorium foyer at Reed Middle School, 4525 Irvine Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 655-5400 or see www.scnc. West Valley-Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council will hold elections from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 18 at Lake Balboa Studios, 7412 Balboa Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 780-8240. Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 20 at Canoas Banquet Hall, 18136 Sherman Way (use back entrance), Reseda. Call (818) 832-7540 or see www.resedacouncil.org. Arleta Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. March 21 in the auditorium at Beachy Avenue Elementary School, 9757 Beachy Ave., Arleta. Call (818) 896-5860. Panorama City Neighborhood Council (forming), 6:30 p.m. March 23 in the second-floor meeting room at the Mission Community Hospital medical building, 14860 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. Call (818) 374-9895. Notices of neighborhood council meetings are published every Monday. Send information two weeks in advance, including time, date, location and a phone number. Fax to (818) 713-0058 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
1 Watford have named former Hull boss Marco Silva as their new head coach.Silva left Hull following their relegation from the Premier League at the end of the season, and replaces Walter Mazzarri at Vicarage Road.Although the Portuguese was unable to save Hull from the drop, Silva impressed during his five months in charge of the Tigers and had been linked with vacancies at Porto and Crystal Palace.Watford chairman Scott Duxbury said on the club’s website: “Marco was one of the most sought-after head coaches in the Premier League.“His pedigree and promise speaks for itself, with his achievements in top divisions elsewhere across Europe as well as his work at Hull City last season.“We are delighted to have secured his services and to be welcoming a head coach of his profile and potential.“It’s an exciting time to be a Watford fan and I’m sure all supporters will join me in offering Marco and his family the warmest of welcomes to Vicarage Road.”The 39-year-old Silva won the Greek title with Olympiacos in 2016 and the Portuguese Cup with Sporting in 2015. He had also coached with Estoril before moving to Hull in January of this year. Silva becomes the ninth man to take charge of Watford in just five years, with the Pozzo family having been quick to pull the trigger since their takeover in 2012.Mazzarri signed a three-year deal when he took over last May but was dispensed with despite ensuring the club’s safety in the Premier League with a 17th-placed finish. His departure was perhaps not a surprise given that he replaced the popular Quique Sanchez Flores, similarly dispensed with despite guiding the club to 13th and the semi-finals of the FA Cup.Silva has signed a two-year deal but will know he must satisfy demanding owners if he is to see it out. The Portuguese boss replaces the departed Walter Mazzarri
Icynene is now offering a low-density polyurethane foam insulation with a slightly higher R-value, which the company says will help builders meet stricter energy code requirements.The product is called Icynene Classic Plus. The manufacturer says that the two-part spray foam insulation has an R-value of 4 per inch, compared to R-3.7 per inch for its Classic and Classic Max open-cell foam products.Sprayed into a 2×6 wall, the foam would provide a total of R-22 in stud cavities. (Whole-wall R-values would be lower because of thermal bridging at wall studs, headers, and other framing members.) The company’s other low-density polyurethane foams have R-values of 3.7 per inch, meaning that 2×6 wall cavities with these older formulations would have a total R-value of 20.35.The new product that attains R-22 has a high enough R-value to meet the International Code Council’s 2012 energy requirements (explained in a blog by GBA senior editor Martin Holladay). But Icynene said that most states are using the 2009 energy code, which requires R-21 in Climate Zones 7 and 8, and some jurisdictions that have adopted the 2012 requirements have modified it so that it, too, calls for R-21 in wall cavities.“We initially developed the Classic Plus to meet the 2009 code, but have seen other climate zones adopt the R-21 value as well, so we can satisfy all areas in the country that require R-21 (even R-22) in 2×6 wood stud walls,” a company spokesman said by e-mail.Like other open-cell polyurethane foams, Classic Plus is vapor-permeable. But it has slightly higher density than other Icynene open-cell products, 0.7 lb. per cubic foot (pcf) vs. 0.5 pcf. It’s also water-blown, so it has minimal global warming potential, Icynene says.
The Close-Up MontageIf you need to pump up your audience, then you need the quick-cut close-up montage. You know what it is. The “lock and load” montage. The “gearing up” montage. Here’s a supercut if you still don’t know what I’m talking about.If you’re curious about how to edit a montage sequence like this, check out our tutorial.The undeniable master of the quick-cut close-up montage is Edgar Wright. In this next video, Wright himself offers up examples of the shot and explains how he pulls them off. (Hint: He films them in reverse.)And for more . . . Dutch AngleSimply put, the dutch angle involves tilting the camera to one side. The shot is an effective way to communicate disorientation, desperation, drunkenness, and intensity. Here’s a fun look at how to use the dutch angle in your next film or documentary. The Low-Angle Trunk ShotThe trunk shot is exactly what it sounds like — a shot from inside the trunk of a car. Of course, it’s not always easy to fit a camera operator and a full-sized movie camera into the confines of a trunk, so often art departments use fake walls and hatches. It’s safe to say that Quentin Tarantino is a great lover of the trunk shot, as we can see in this compilation from Lost Theater. One-Point PerspectiveOne-Point Perspective is synonymous with Stanley Kubrick — and rightfully so. Wes Anderson has carried on the tradition of symmetrical shots, but Kubrick made the technique mainstream. When people use the word “Kubrickian,” they mean this . . .And for a little more . . .(Side note: Since Kogonada originally published these video essays, he’s gone on to direct his own feature film, Columbus. The film is brilliant and often makes use of the techniques that so clearly inspired Kogonada from the start. Here’s a brief video diving into how and why these inspirations take form. The Whip PanThe whip pan conveys urgency and rhythm. It’s a fluid shot that is often the fastest way to get from Point A to Point B. Paul Thomas Anderson has the whip pan on lockdown, masterfully using the technique to hide his cuts and maintain pace while ramping up the tension in a scene. For a filmmaker with a ton of ticks up his sleeve, the whip pan is one of Anderson’s most distinctive calling cards.Here’s BooneLovesVideo with a stellar tutorial on how to pull off the whip-pan in three different ways. Every director has a go-to shot that makes a scene unmistakably their own. Let’s take a look at 7 iconic cinematography techniques.Great directors make an impact on the history of filmmaking, introducing a style and a technical approach that becomes trademark. Akira Kurosawa’s approach to storytelling influenced George Lucas. Robert Altman’s sprawling character sketches inspired Paul Thomas Anderson. Yet, every legendary director can take their influences and create something completely new. The purely visual nature of filmmaking is where most filmmakers begin making their mark.Let’s look at a handful of iconic cinematography techniques used by the masters of filmmaking. The Dolly ZoomHere’s a straightforward explanation of how the dolly zoom works.Unsettling is putting it lightly. First imagined by the Romanian filmmaker Sergiu Huzum (but most famously used in Hitchcock’s Vertigo), the dolly zoom is the go-to shot for conveying paranoia, unease, or horror. Pulling off the Effect in Post-ProductionIf you forgot to pull off the effect in-camera, here’s how you can easily pull it off in post-production.Vashi Nedomansky has created this insightful video roundup featuring various uses of the dolly zoom throughout cinema history. Long Tracking ShotsA subtle technique that can sometimes go unnoticed is the long tracking shot. One of (if not the best) long-take directors working right now is Alfonso Cuarón. Whether it’s flying and flailing through space in Gravity to navigating the war-torn chaos of Children of Men. These seemingly one-take sequences are one of the best ways to immerse your audience. Here’s a look at how the director uses the filmmaking trick.Here’a pretty excellent breakdown of how to pull off this shot effectively.One of Martin Scorsese’s go-to tricks, the long tracking shot perfectly situates the viewer in the world of a film. Looking for cinematography articles? Check these out.Building The Ultimate, High-Versatility Cinema Camera PackageInsights into the Cinematography of the Award-Winning Doc-Series “Tales By Light”The Whys and Hows of Tracking: Handheld vs. StabilizedCinematography Tip: Working with Unmotivated Camera MovementThe Cameras and Lenses Behind 2019’s Oscar-Nominated Films