Travis gets shoutout from ‘brother’ LeBron after big game for Magnolia

January 18, 2020

first_imgADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LeBron James, one of the greatest basketball players ever and who happens to be Travis’ childhood friend, made sure to send his regards to the Hotshots big man all the way from Los Angeles in a post on his Twitter account.“Way to work my brother!!! @RomeTrav #MidRangeRome #LuckyLefty,” the Lakers star tweeted.Way to work my brother!!! @RomeTrav #MidRangeRome #LuckyLefty— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 3, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Romeo Travis’ best game yet as a member of the Magnolia Hotshots certainly didn’t go unnoticed. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Struggling for consistency, Tamaraws pick up lessons from 25-point loss Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college READ: Surging Hotshots win 3rd straight, gain share of top spotThe 33-year-old Travis, who was teammates with James at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, posted 32 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists to lead Magnolia to a 113-95 rout of Columbian in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday night.Travis has been a major part of the Hotshots’ success this conference, averaging 22.7 points, 16.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.2 blocks per game.READ: LeBron winning an NBA title in Cleveland will get that big monkey off his back’With Travis in tow, Magnolia is currently tied with Barangay Ginebra in first place with a 5-1 record.As for James, the three-time NBA champion just made his Staples Center debut in a 113-111 loss to the Denver Nuggets in the preseason two months after joining the Los Angeles Lakers via free agency.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 View commentslast_img read more

Redknapp denies QPR have made offer for Norwich star but hints at move

January 6, 2020

first_img Leroy Fer [right] 1 QPR boss Harry Redknapp has expressed his admiration for Leroy Fer but insists he has not made an offer for the Norwich City midfielder.Redknapp is in the process of strengthening his squad ahead of their return to the top flight and he is keen on Holland ace Fer, who joined Norwich from FC Twente last summer.Speaking about the 24-year-old, Redknapp said: “He’s a good player. You don’t play in the Dutch team if you’re not a good player. If he’s available I’m sure plenty of people will be interested, but we haven’t made an offer for him.”Fer, who scored for his national side in their 2-0 group stage win over Chile at the World Cup, made 29 Premier League appearances last season but failed to prevent Norwich from slipping out of the top flight.last_img read more

Loew defiant as Germany face World Cup crisis

January 6, 2020

first_img0Shares0000Germany coach Joachim Loew (right) must lift his team after they lost their first match at the World Cup © AFP / Patrik STOLLARZVATUTINKI, Russian Federation, Jun 18 – Joachim Loew is facing the biggest crisis of his 12-year reign as Germany coach after the holders slipped to a shock defeat against Mexico in their World Cup opener in Russia.Germany are licking their wounds after slumping 1-0 to a Hirving Lozano strike in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium — their first defeat in their opening game of a World Cup since 1982. “We won’t fall apart,” insisted Loew, but that is exactly what his defence did in the first-half.Loew is under contract with the German Football Association (DFB) until 2022, but Sunday’s result tarnishes the glittering reputation of the 2014 World Cup-winning coach.“I have not seen the German team so weak at a big tournament for a long time,” said West Germany’s 1990 World Cup-winning captain Lothar Matthaeus.“Almost everything was missing. There were concentration errors, unnecessary bad passes and also the attitude was not there.”Loew has been heavily criticised in Germany for his tactics and keeping faith in under-performing players, especially Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil.Germany forward Thomas Mueller was just one of several 2014 World Cup winners who struggled in their 1-0 defeat to Mexico in Moscow © AFP / Juan MabromataThe decision to leave Manchester City starlet Leroy Sane out of the squad after a dazzling season for the Premier League champions has led to searching questions.Loew’s faith in Ozil, who came to Russia after a series of frustrating performances for Arsenal, and Khedira, who is no longer the midfield dynamo he was, leaves Loew open to accusations of misplaced loyalty.He got his tactics wrong in Moscow, telling his players they would be pressed high up, only for Mexico to counter-attack from deep at speed.When their gameplan was shredded, none of Loew’s senior players could stem the Mexico attacks or fix the disarray in defence.– ‘Helpless’ –Now the Germans must beat Sweden in Sochi on Saturday to get their Russia 2018 campaign back on track.The fear in Germany is that the national team will not qualify for the knockout stages of a major tournament for the first time since the Euro 2004 finals in Portugal.The last time they failed to progress beyond the first round of the World Cup was in 1938.Worryingly for the remaining group matches, the Germans lacked leadership when they needed it most — despite the return of captain Manuel Neuer in goal.“What bothered me most is that no player is capable of solving a problem when it gets difficult,” Paul Breitner, a 1974 World Cup winner with West Germany, told Munich-based paper TZ.“It was depressing to see how helpless our team was.”There are calls in the German media for Mesut Ozil (left) to be dropped © AFP / Yuri CORTEZLoew is under pressure to make changes and only his former captain Philipp Lahm, who lifted the World Cup trophy in 2014, offered hope amid the deluge of criticism.“They have the experience to turn things around. Sometimes a small setback doesn’t hurt to pull the team together,” Lahm said at an event in Moscow.However, the performance suggests there are deeper problems and the first-half disarray was glaring.Matthaeus said Marco Reus, Germany’s most dangerous player, who only played the last 30 minutes, must start against Sweden.– Warning –German daily Bild demanded Ozil, Khedira, Julian Draxler and Thomas Mueller step up in training this week or be dropped.“For me, Mesut Ozil was missing speed and body language,” said Matthaeus.“He has so much freedom from Loew, but nothing comes back from him. Thomas Mueller was also disappointing.”Centre-backs Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels complained about being isolated at the back.However, the fleet-footed Mexicans exposed Boateng’s lack of pace, while Hummels was on the halfway line when the attack started that led to Lozano’s winning goal.“Against Mexico, the motto was ‘it will be OK. At some point, the ball will go in the net’,” former international Manfred Schwabl told the Muenchner Merkur newspaper“Of course, that doesn’t work in football, not in the third division and especially not at a World Cup.”Matthaeus offered a chilling warning.“Just because Germany are world champions, doesn’t mean they will automatically reach the last 16.“Just a reminder: three of the last four champions all went out in the group stages,” he added after France, Italy and Spain all bowed out early, four years after lifting the World Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea offer £40m for Caldara after switching focus from Juve teammate Rugani

December 26, 2019

first_imgThis complicates Milan’s negotiations with the Old Lady, as they were eyeing a Mattia Caldara-Leonardo Bonucci swap deal.Rugani’s future at Juventus is still unclear. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Caldara is now Chelsea’s main defensive target Latest Chelsea News Chelsea have reportedly submitted a £40m bid for Mattia Caldara, having cooled their interest in his teammate Daniele Rugani.The Blues were heavily linked with a move for 24-year-old, Italian, Juventus centre-back Rugani, however are now instead eyeing a different 24-year-old, Italian, Juventus centre-back. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars shining possible standings Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal possible xi How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures gameday cracker tense center_img According to La Repubblica, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia met with Juve’s Fabio Paratici in Nice after the London club’s pre-season friendly against Inter.The end result of this meeting is that a €45m (£40m) offer has been submitted with the aim of bringing Caldara to Stamford Bridge. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? silverware REVEALED REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REAL DEAL Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star 1last_img read more


December 26, 2019

first_imgHundreds of homes in the St.Johnston and Raphoe areas are without power in what is suspected to be a major fault in the area.Homes have been without electricity for the past hour while ESB crews battle to fix the fault.One elderly resident said he was hoping the power supply returned as soon as possible. “Luckily I have a supply of candles but I didn’t have the fire on. I had the oil on but that’s out now.“IT’s getting cold so hopefully it will return soon. Nobody seems to know yet,” he said. RAPHOE AND ST JOHNSTON PLUNGED INTO DARKNESS AFTER POWER FAULT was last modified: December 10th, 2011 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)last_img read more


December 22, 2019

first_imgMinister Joe McHugh has welcomed Health Minister Leo Varadkar’s commitment to cancer services in Co Donegal.Deputy McHugh said that not only will the current cancer services remain at Letterkenny General Hospital, but that the Minister is committed to strengthening the services.“Although Minister Varadkar has admitted there are unique challenges in attracting doctors to Letterkenny for a number of different reasons, the services being provided at present will not be downgraded and the Minister is fully committed to improving the cancer care unit at the hospital for the benefit of the people of Donegal. “As a follow up to the meeting I organised earlier this year which was attended by Senior members of the Saolta University Hospital Group, HSE, NCCP, Dept of Health as well as a number of Donegal cancer community groups and Oireachtas members, we have arranged for a follow up meeting to take place next month to discuss what progress is being made on the commitments given at that meeting.“Both the Minister and the HSE have outlined their continued commitment to the services at the hospital but there are still concerns from those within the Unit and those who avail of the services and we need to ensure that any commitment given is followed through with action and. The improvement of health care services at Letterkenny General Hospital will continue to be a priority and the health and wellbeing of people in Donegal should be at the forefront of all decisions made. “HEALTH MINISTER IS FULLY COMMITTED TO CANCER SERVICES IN DONEGAL – McHUGH was last modified: July 27th, 2015 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:cancer servicesdonegalMinister Joe McHughMinister Leo Varadkarlast_img read more

Ohio Hunters Harvest more than 12,500 Deer during Ohio’s Muzzleloader Season

December 18, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Hunters checked 12,505 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s muzzleloader season, Jan. 9-12, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). During last year’s muzzleloader season 13,724 white-tailed deer were checked.Hunters still have opportunities to pursue deer this winter, as archery season remains open through Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.The ODNR Division of Wildlife remains committed to properly managing Ohio’s deer populations. The goal of Ohio’s Deer Management Program is to provide a deer population that maximizes recreational opportunities, while minimizing conflicts with landowners and motorists.Until recently, deer populations in nearly all of Ohio’s counties were well above goal. In the last few years, through increased antlerless harvests, most counties are now at or near goal. Therefore, to help stabilize deer populations, bag limits were reduced, and antlerless permit use has been eliminated in most counties for the 2015-2016 season.The ODNR Division of Wildlife is in the process of revising Ohio’s population goals and is asking hunters that receive the survey to help by completing and returning their survey as soon as possible. Hunters for this year’s survey were randomly selected from the list of hunters who purchased a license and deer permit by Nov. 16. Landowner surveys have already been completed, and hunter surveys were mailed early in December. Public input is an important part of Ohio’s deer management program, and survey participants are asked to complete and return their surveys to ensure that hunters have a clear voice in helping to decide the direction of deer management in Ohio.last_img read more

A race against time in Göttingen — BORN (GC5EG96) — Geocache of the Week

December 17, 2019

first_imgContinue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world. Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form. Unit Headquarters often look like this… Or this. Share with your Friends:More Find “Born” and you might end up doing this. Or this… Another stop along for the outside teams.center_img One of the stops along the way, perhaps? Those who reach this cache know ultimate geocaching success. Snacks for the inside team. The outside teams will just have to wait.Geocache Name:Born (GC5EG96) — by team SOKO Gänseliesel (Hatti1971 & TobiO79)Location:Göttingen, GermanyN 51° 34.319 E 009° 56.308Difficulty/Terrain Rating:D5 / T4Why this is Geocache of the Week:“Born” is a real-time adventure geocache, one of several such caches in Germany. The cache page (which is in German) sets the scene for this adventure (all a hypothetical scenario): The Federal Criminal Police Office has learned that a bombing is imminent in the city of Göttingen. Special Unit “Gänseliesel” has been summoned to begin the investigation. Chief Commissioner Schönbeck has been appointed to lead the unit. So far, the investigation has revealed that the bombs have been placed in Göttingen and are already on a countdown. The clock is ticking.This D5/T4 geocache cannot be found alone. In fact, you’ll need 10-20 geocachers split into three teams in order to have a chance of finding it. One team stays at “Headquarters”: a location of their choosing, preferably filled with snacks. The other two teams are sent to 45 different locations around the city. At every location there’s a countdown, and all three teams are given a question/puzzle to solve.According to the cache owners, “The teams in the city have to use the public transport to get to the locations in time and answer questions about historical or famous places in Göttingen. The team in the headquarter must deal with encryption, picture analysis, internet-research, maps and bus-timetables.”If all three teams solve their puzzles and submit their answers before the clock runs out, they continue on to the next task. This continues until the investigation is concluded and Göttingen is saved when the bomb is diffused. In total, each team is working non-stop for five hours. The moving teams will cover about 45 km throughout the evening, and eventually reach the center of the city. The CO says, “At the end, all three teams get to know where the geocache is hidden and move together to sign the logbook. Some teams even bring a bottle of sparkling wine to celebrate the successful search.”The T4 rating is well-earned. That’s all we’ll say here, but check out the photos below for more about this amazing cache.What the Cache Owner has to say:How often are the teams unable to “defuse the bomb” in time?“If your team starts the hunt for the geocache BORN, you never know if you are succsessfull. If one team is not able to reach the destination in the timelimit, the team in the headquarter cannot give the right answer. The investigation stops and the team must start another time. There ist always a tense between physical effort and moments of happiness on the one side and disappointment if you fail a task. Even though the geocache is difficult D5, some teams get it on the first attempt. Every second teams has to start a second time from a backup-point and only a few teams fail more often.”How long did it take you to develop this cache?“The idea was created in Summer ’14. First we both made a list of locations in Göttingen that are interesting, then Hatti and I spend two days on bikes in Göttingen to visit all this places and take photos of the question-to-answer-stations. Then i took a bus map and planned two routes with basecamp that touch a lot of the interesting places. Meanwhile I develloped the homepage with all the functions you need to play this timed cache and manage teams and so on…The biggest part of work was to invent a story to connect the 26 chapters of the cache and find 3 x 26 tasks to occupy the three groups. When all was done we two played both outside-routes in realtime to check if the calculated times are ok to get to know what the cache will look like for the teams. The last step was a beta-test with a little group of geocachers to test the complete cache. On January the first, the cache was published. I think the cache was surely over 50 hours of planning, phoning, riding in Göttingen…”Is there anything you would like to say to the Geocaching community?“We love to invite you to come to Göttingen to find BORN or our brand-new spin-off ALERT (GC5RRQF). We want you to have a gread time and wish you that you are doing the great experience what it’s like when teamwork succeeds. We have read all the amazing logs on our geocaches and thank for every feedback. Göttingen is an interesting city and you can discover it from a completely different side, if you hurry through the streets with the ticking clock in your neck. It was a hard job to concept our two geocaches, but the feedback from the community is great.”Photos:You know it’s a cool cache when it has its own logo. This team eventually found success.Smiling (and weary) faces after completing the investigation. SharePrint RelatedMario’s Stoneworld (GC3HCC3) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 29, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Walensee 8° — Geocache of the WeekAugust 7, 2019In “Community”Halong Bay Floater — Geocache of the WeekOctober 19, 2016In “Community”last_img read more

The Battle for Cloud-Based Education Services Heats Up as Kentucky Deploys Microsoft’s Live@edu

December 16, 2019

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#news Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The Kentucky Department of Education announced last week that it has implemented Microsoft Live@edu to provide its cloud-based communications and collaboration tools to students, staff, and faculty statewide. The service will be available to more than 700,000 people, and the state predicts it will save $6.3 million in costs over the next four years by using the Live@edu service.Live@edu offers educational institutions free hosted, co-branded tools, including 10 GB of email storage, 25 GB of file storage, and access to calendars, document sharing, and instant-messaging.Kentucky and Microsoft boast that the migration from the stage’s old onsite Exchange service to the cloud-based one has been one of the quickest deployments – done over the course of one weekend, with over half a million people already accessing Live@Edu in the state.According to Microsoft, Live@edu is now available in more than 10,000 schools in over 130 countries and serves 11 million people worldwide. Microsoft’s Live@edu versus Google’s Apps for EducationThe news from Microsoft and the Kentucky Department of Education follows on the heels of several recent announcements from Google in regards to their cloud-based educational offerings, including the Oregon Department of Education’s announcement last month that Google Apps for Education would be offered to schools statewide.According to their website, Google claims 8 millions students worldwide are using their Apps for Education, far fewer than the number served by Microsoft’s Live@edu. Despite the demand for better collaborative tools in multiple enterprise and education markets, Google has experienced a number of setbacks with its push into the education realm recently, most notably with universities like Yale and < ahref=”″>UC Davis scrapping their plans to adopt the service.Nevertheless, some educators are pleased to see the battle for cloud-based communication and collaboration tools between these two tech giants, hoping that it will improve the product offerings made available for schools. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

The Production Design Challenges of “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

December 12, 2019

first_imgHow do you create six unique, realistic sets for the same western film? Production designer Jess Gonchor has the answers.the Coen Brothers’ new Netflix western anthology presents the struggles of living out West in six short, provocative vignettes. It’s one of their most ambitious projects to date — playing with the medium by telling six stories that play on a theme that the Coen Brothers are very familiar with: death. From Fargo to Burn After Reading, the Coen Brothers’ films remind us that no matter who you are, or how important you are to the story, you’ve got a pretty good chance of dying.Since westerns are such a unique form, they require a very acute sense of detail to really immerse the viewer. Pulling it off takes a load of planning — and a very thorough production designer. Jess Gonchor has worked on quite a few of the Coen Brother’s films, and he approaches his job as an art form. No Film School recently spoke with him about his work on Buster Scruggs and his experience working with the most prolific directing duo in the industry today.Working with the CoensGonchor has long been the Coens go-to production designer, so he’s got a feel for how the duo operates during pre-production and on set. Here’s Gonchor on his experience working on Buster Scruggs:I think the main thing about them is that they’re so confident and they believe in their idea so much that they don’t really drift too far from that. They like to stick to the original plan, which to me is probably always the best.If you’re going to shoot a western and you have a specific thing in mind, yes, it could change a little bit, but you know it’s a western. You know it’s in a town. You know there’s ten buildings. You know somebody’s going to walk out of the bar, somebody’s going to get shot. They don’t all of a sudden try to make it into something else after we’re far down the line. I think that’s what makes them really unique.Since Gonchor worked alongside the Coens for both No Country for Old Men and True Grit, he’s had quite a bit of experience trying to capture the spirit of westerns. Although they may be set in the same time period, there were quite a few differences in the production design due to differences in narrative format:They were definitely the same time period, sort of post-westerns. It’s an interesting question. Now that you mention it, there are a couple of similarities, really only with the last story, “The Mortal Remains,” which is more Victorian-era. But I think “The Mortal Remains” is much more of a startling, theatrical, almost one-dimensional type of story, more than TrueGrit was.Designing A Unique Western WorldThe model set design of Buster Scruggs.Designing six different sets for one film is a monumental task. So what’s the best way to consolidate all of your ideas? Usually, Gonchor uses a series of giant bulletin boards that organize his sketches and mock-ups, but for a set design as detailed as a western town, he had to go 3D. This included using 3D modeling, building foam core models, and even designing entire miniature sets to get a 360° view of the set before they set out to build the full-sized one.We really stuck to an older style of filmmaking on this one. A lot of this was like playing with green army men and getting down at their height. Even using my iPhone with a lens, because you can get the Panavision lenses on your phone now. You could just look at everything in miniature. We got our hands dirty. It wasn’t like reading the newspaper, The New York Times, online. It was like having the Sunday Times and every section on your kitchen table, touching it and feeling it and going through it.The early stages of the stagecoach from “The Meal Ticket.”Trying to visualize the Coens’ concepts can sometimes be like assembling a puzzle. What exactly does a one-man traveling side-show look like? These are the questions that Gonchor had to ask himself while designing the stagecoach for the “Meal Ticket” vignette:There’s the “Meal Ticket” story. I don’t know of anything else out there that exists like that. He’s standing up in the town at night and doing a show. I’m like, what is this thing going to be? What’s going to hold this guy up? Do they live in there all time? Do they sleep in boarding houses? I mean, that was like a whole “What the hell? What is this?” I’ve never seen anything like it, exactly. The feeling and the vibe of that film would be McCabe and Mrs. Miller, because it’s a moist, damp, wet, high altitude, snowy, dark sort of film. The show wagon itself, though, is it a medicine car? Is it a gypsy wagon? It’s not like any of the other things we had in there, the calistogas or the stage coaches. It was just some unique thing that I had never seen before. I looked a little bit at the old circus freaks movie, Freaks. They had a couple of weird contraptions the carnies rode around in.As you can see, the design of the set can influence the look and feel of the entire film, and it’s hard to compete with Jess Gonchor’s ability to do so for the Coen Brothers. You can see his latest work come to life in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, currently on Netflix.For the entire interview, check out the full article at No Film School.All images via The Ballad of Buster Scruggs(Netflix).Looking for more articles on production design? Check these out.Video Tutorial: How to Build Your Own Film and Video SetsLearn to Appreciate the Subtle Art of Good Production DesignWhy Every Project Needs a Production DesignerHow to Create Great Production Design for Film & Videolast_img read more