Norwood excited to ‘have the flag back on my chest’

first_imgKawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Gabe Norwood. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGabe Norwood couldn’t help but smile as he made his return to Gilas Pilipinas, this time as the team’s eldest statesman.“(Assistant coach) Jimmy (Alapag) even asked me if was the oldest one and I said, ‘Yeah, I guess I am.’ You know it’s weird, but it’s exciting,” said the 32-year-old swingman on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Norwood is also ecstatic to hit the floor with this new batch of youthful Gilas players.“We have a lot of talent. I’ve been watching a lot of college basketball for awhile, both the UAAP and the NCAA, and these are guys I’ve followed since I’ve been here. Beyond the court, seeing their instinct is impressive, it’s a good sign for the future,” he said.But overall, Norwood is just honored to have another opportunity to represent the country in what could be his final dance with the Philippine national team.“It was fun to get back into the system and meet the guys, new faces and some old faces, the coaching staff, and even the utility,” he said. “It’s good to have the flag back on my chest.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets “In a country that loves basketball so much, just knowing the type of passion all these guys have, everyone’s going to ask, who will be the next RDO? Who will be the next (Marc) Pingris? Who will be the next LA (Tenorio)? The list goes on and I’m excited.”Known as one of the country’s fiercest on-ball defenders, Norwood is tasked to do more than what his job was when he last donned the national colors after being named as the team’s captain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’But he is more than up for the task to lead a young squad in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup.“I felt that I was always vocal. It used to be Jimmy for us, then I tried to be that guy a little bit more. I took it upon myself if they needed someone to speak if we needed to,” he said. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ ‘Very low’ morale as Gilas prepares for Fiba Asia sans Blatche Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

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Rift threatens to affect opening

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LOS ANGELES—With the rift between two factions in the Philippine Basketball Association’s board of governors far from over, several team representatives admitted on Saturday that the issue could drag on and ultimately affect the opening of the 43rd season.“We’re bracing for the worst,” one board member, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said after both parties agreed to a ceasefire last week.ADVERTISEMENT Shin wins Masters; Tabuena lands 3rd Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The seven-team side had appointed an officer-in-charge in long time PBA operations manager Rickie Santos, supposedly to assure that the league would run even without a commissioner.Three teams—TNT KaTropa, Phoenix Petroleum and Rain or Shine—don’t have representatives here, showing how divided this board has become on the issue.A fourth squad, NLEX, whose representative is the incoming chair, has also been rumored to be skipping the trip.Ramoncito Fernandez, the NLEX board member, is scheduled to arrive on Nov. 14.Even if the league opens at a later date, the format for the next season remains, with the Philippine Cup to be the first of three conferences.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 The first of what was supposed to be four days of planning sessions has turned into a vacation here.“I’m sure the others (fellow board members know that), but we are fighting for our principles here,” the Inquirer source went on.“We also know that the sooner this issue is resolved, the better for the league. But how do we resolve it?”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogTwo weeks ago, a seven-team group has called for the resignation of Chito Narvasa as commissioner, while a five-team side threw its full support behind Narvasa, creating a standstill with the next season slated to open on Dec. 17.The board member further said that his team will change its decision on whose side it will be on. But because of the ceasefire, the board member also requested not to print which side his team is on. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Hollywood fundraiser wages fight against MS

first_imgHollywood was out in full force Friday night at the 14th annual Race to Erase MS, with organizers expecting $2.5 million to be raised at the gala. Held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel in Century City, co-chairmen Nancy Davis and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger walked the red carpet with hopes of raising awareness and money for multiple sclerosis treatment and research. This year’s theme, Dance to Erase MS, goes a long way to dispel any myths about the disease, Davis said. “When you first learn you have MS, you think you’re never going to walk again, much less dance,” said Davis, who has the disease. “If you take care of yourself, you can dance forever.” Since 1993, Davis and Hilfiger, whose sister has MS, have helped raise millions of dollars through the annual fundraiser. The money supports Davis’ foundation, whose Nancy Davis Center Without Walls program brings together MS experts to combat the disease that attacks the central nervous system and afflicts about 300,000 Americans. Davis said when she was first diagnosed in 1991, doctors practically gave her a death sentence. She soon learned that many experts were unknowingly doing the same research and started the Without Walls program, bringing together the field’s brightest minds. “At the end of the day, everybody gets something,” she said. “Life is a terminal illness. I’ve never met anybody who has got out of it alive.” rick.coca@dailynews.com (818) 713-3329160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Some in Fort St. John prefer the community mailboxes, says CUPW president

first_imgExactly one week after the Liberals won the Federal Election, Canada Post decided to stop replacing door-to-door delivery with community mailboxes, and it now says it will work “collaboratively” with the government to determine the best path forward given the challenges in the postal system.It adds, with roughly 460,000 addresses across the country currently in the process to be converted to community mailboxes, like the ones now in place in Fort St. John, efforts are now underway to place the comprehensive program on hold in an orderly fashion, Mike Palecek is the National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, which is applauding the decision, and he says workers were campaigning for this for the past few years before making it an election issue.- Advertisement -Palecek adds the union will continue to work to restore door to door delivery to the thousands of homes that have already lost service.He adds he’s not sure when or if door to door service will be re-instated in communities that have already lost it, but he was surprised to hear reports that some in this community have expressed a preference for the mail box service, saying he suspects that could be a response.That noted he also says it appears the incoming Liberal government is following up on an election campaign promise to put an immediate moratorium on service cuts and conduct a public mandate review of Canada Post – and he talked to us about where he thinks the postal service needs to go now.Asked about the next step in the debate, he said:Advertisementlast_img read more

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City of Fort St John holds Open House to review updates to Zoning Bylaw

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John held an Open House at the North Peace Cultural Centre on Wednesday, July 31, to review the updates to the City’s Zoning Bylaw.According to City Planning Manager, Renée Jamurat, the Open House gave residents the opportunity to come and see what changes are being made to the Zoning Bylaw.Jamurat says the Zoning Bylaw is being updated, as under the Official Community Plan, to provide greater clarity for existing zoning requirements and to improve the user-friendliness of the bylaw, such as using simple language.- Advertisement -“We really wanted to make sure that the Zoning Bylaw is user-friendly. It has clear language that people can understand. We have illustrations in there to help explain that. We talk about definitions to ensure that they are clear and consistent.”The updates will also include reviewing existing zoning requirements for items such as parking, suites, and landscaping.The next Open House for updates to the Zoning Bylaw is August 10, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the North Peace Cultural Centre.Advertisement For more information, you can visit letstalk.fortstjohn.ca.last_img read more

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Pogba in, Toure out at Manchester City? Watford to land Liverpool pair? GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers and online…Incoming Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has made signing Paul Pogba his number one priority this summer. City are ready to pay as much as £75m to Juventus for the midfielder, while also offering Pogba a £15m-a-year contract. Guardiola would like the deal done before the European Championship, when the 23-year-old’s price could further increase. (Sport)Yaya Toure, meanwhile, is getting ready to quit Manchester City this summer. His agent Dimitri Seluk has opened talks with a string of European big-hitters. Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are among those interested in midfielder Toure, 32. (The Sun)Manchester United sent scouts to Portugal to watch Renato Sanches against Belgium on Tuesday night ahead of a potential £46million transfer this summer. The Premier League club opened talks with Benfica in January over a move for the 18-year-old midfielder. (Daily Mail)But United are facing a tough battle to prise Sanches from Benfica this summer because the Portuguese champions are eager to keep the gifted teenage midfielder for another season. (Daily Telegraph)Marcos Rojo will be a big-name casualty at Manchester United this summer. United are willing to listen to offers for the Argentina international, who moved to Old Trafford from Sporting Lisbon for £16million in summer 2014. (Daily Mirror)Liverpool have made enquiries about River Plate striker Lucas Alario. Alario, 23, has impressed at River Plate since joining from Colon last summer and scored 10 goals in 19 appearances this season. (ESPN)Watford are considering a summer move for the Liverpool pair Joe Allen and Jordon Ibe as they seek to capitalise on the players’ frustrations at Anfield. (Guardian)Watford have also joined the race for ex-Manchester City youngster Albert Rusnak. The Groningen midfielder, 21, scored in Slovakia Under-21s massive 5-0 win against Turkey on Tuesday. Italian clubs Bologna and Atalanta sent scouts to watch the 21-year-old at the Stadium Myjava in the Euro qualifier. But Quique Flores is also eyeing him for Vicarage Road to bring him back to the Premier League. (The Sun)Roma’s Radja Nainggolan is aware that Chelsea are stepping up their bid to sign him and is prepared to consider a move to London.  The 27-year-old is one of Chelsea’s main targets to strengthen their midfield this summer. (London Evening Standard)Tottenham are tracking French striker Sebastien Haller. The 21-year-old hitman has struck 21 goals in 31 games for Dutch side FC Utrecht this season. (Voetbal International)West Ham are in talks with Valencia over a £2.4million deal for youngster Toni Martinez. Valencia want a buy-back option for the forward who has figured for their second string and UEFA Youth League side this season. (Daily Mail)The agent of Romelu Lukaku has cast further doubt on his Everton future by declaring the striker as “ready to play in the best European teams”. (Liverpool Echo)But Everton have made their position clear over Lukaku, insisting they do not want to sell and will demand £50million-plus for the in-demand star. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal and Everton have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Andriy Yarmolenko after his Ukraine boss told him he must move to the Premier League this summer. (The Sun)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Former Manchester United winger Nani wanted by Italian giants Inter MilanManchester City transfer news: Citizens enter four way race for Axel WitselArsenal and Manchester United to miss out on Edinson Cavani – Juventus hope to land PSG star with £16m contract offerSevilla join Tottenham in fight to sign in-form Toulouse striker Wissam Ben YedderArsenal, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain all chasing starlet dubbed ‘the new Zlatan IbrahimovicTransfer report: Liverpool and Manchester City on alert as Barcelona set to make goalkeeper available for LOANlast_img read more

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Optimism in Creeslough as key premises put up for lease

first_imgTwo of the former Lafferty premises in Creeslough that were put into liquidation in 2013 have been offered for lease in the past week.A spokesman for David Reynolds, Auctioneers of Sligo whose firm was appointed to sell the Creeslough premises said that while ‘For Leasing’ signs had been posted on the Corncutter’s Rest and Lafferty’s Supermarket, the sale had not ‘been technically completed so far’.However the firm acknowledged that negotiations with a purchaser were nearing completion. The Lafferty business premises were put into liquidation and advertised for sale by RSM accountants and tax advisory service in Dublin in 2013.The Lafferty company first sought court protection from it’s creditors four years ago and a huge crowd attended a meeting in support of keeping as many as thirty people employed in the premises.The shutters finally came down on the Lafferty premises on June 11th 2013 after the High Court appointed Helen Dwyer as liquidator replacing the Letterkenny firm of Farren and Roarty.An hour later a security firm arrived into Creeslough in strength to give effect to the court order of Mr. Justice Peter Kelly. Less than two weeks earlier the Lafferty premises were put into liquidation and wound up.A spokesman for the selling agents, David Reynolds told the Tirconaill Tribune this week that while the sale was ‘not technically completed’ he accepted that negotiations were at a very advanced stage.Mr. Reynolds declined to name the local man involved.However the local community say the purchaser is resident in Australia and the two premises have been put up for leasing.Mr. Justice Peter Kelly had appointed Seamus Farren as liquidator to Lafferty’s Creeslough Ltd in March but only on a provisional basis until June 11th. Later the Dublin based firm of RSM took over and were put in charge of the winding up process in June. The local community had rallied around the Lafferty family in a “Save our Village” campaign and at a previous hearing. Mr. Justice Kelly noted this support in deciding to More than 1,000 people gathered in the Massinass Hall on the night of March 4th 2013 in a new initiative to ‘Save our Village’ after Danny Lafferty sought the protection of the courts from creditors.For a generation the Lafferty name was deeply embedded in the business life of Creeslough and the parish of Doe. The loss of these business premises have had a devastating impact on life in the village.But there is renewed optimism in Creeslough this week that the Corncutters and the Supermarket could well be given a new lease of life.Optimism in Creeslough as key premises put up for lease was last modified: January 25th, 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:CORNCUTTERS RESTCreesloughdonegalfor leasepremiseslast_img read more

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Third Garda added to Community Policing Unit in Letterkenny

first_imgA third Garda member has been allocated to the Community Policing Unit in Letterkenny.Donegal Joint Policing Committee Chairperson Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle has welcomed the news.He said this is something both himself and Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce have been lobbying for over these last few months. “Both the Chamber and I fully recognise the importance of a fully resourced Community Policing Unit in Letterkenny.“In recent months we have been meeting with and lobbying Garda Management with a view to increasing the Community Policing Unit.“So we are delighted to get confirmation from the Chief Superintendent that another Garda has been allocated to the Community Policing Unit and that a further cohort of Probationer Gardai will soon be allocated to Donegal with a number of them being allocated to Letterkenny Garda Station.”The Sinn Fein councillor said he believes increasing the Community Policing Unit is the most effective way to deal with the recent spike in Anti-Social behaviour. He added “We need more Gardai on our streets and Town Centre to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour so the news that we are getting extra Gardai is very much welcomed. I would also like to congratulate the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce for their input into helping to secure these extra Gardai for the town.”Third Garda added to Community Policing Unit in Letterkenny was last modified: May 16th, 2019 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:CLLR GERRY MCMONAGLECommunityGardailetterkennylast_img read more

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Giants’ new catcher Kratz taking trade to 8th team in stride

first_imgOAKLAND – Suspense regarding the Giants’ final roster spots didn’t subside one bit Sunday upon the team’s return to the Bay Area. In fact, final decision-making took on new elements of uncertainty and angst with the acquisition of veteran catcher Erik Kratz in the morning hours.The Giants broke camp in Arizona looking as if they’d at least settled the catching situation: Buster Posey the starter and Aramis Garcia the backup. But Kratz, acquired from Milwaukee for minor league infielder C.J. …last_img

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Islands: Beautiful Short Film Shot on DSLR & Edited in FCPX

first_imgIslands is a short film that proves you can do a lot with a little.  Using a prosumer DSLR and Final Cut Pro X, art director Diego Contreas documented a recent trip with staggering beauty.Video and filmmakers that think they need the most expensive equipment to get the ‘best shots’ haven’t seen this video.  Islands goes to show that the most important factor in creating a successful project is a creative approach and discerning eye.Shot on a recent honeymoon to the US Virgin Islands, this travelogue showcases the beauty of the locale and the intimate experiences of the shooter, Diego Contreas.  Diego shot the video on his Canon 7D DSLR using Sigma 30mm F1.4 and Tokina 11-16 F2.8 lenses (each lens costs around $500).   The video was shot at 60FPS and then brought down to 24FPS in post for the dreamy film look.One thing that really stands out in the piece is the beautiful color of the shots.  Diego edited and color graded the project in Final Cut Pro X, adjusting the shadows and highlights on the color board and adding FCPX’s film grain effect (at 40%).  Proof again that inexpensive tools can achieve impressive results (FCPX retails for $299).Beautiful moments…simple, yet elegant.  Indeed, a lot can be done with a little.Best viewed full screen:last_img read more

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