Brutal Game 1 loss ‘lit a fire’ in Beermen to even finals series, says Lassiter

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The Beermen showed no remorse in Game 2 coming away with a devastating 134-109 victory to tie the series up at 1-1, and shooting guard Marcio Lassiter said their first game defeat left a bitter memory within them.READ: Beermen get back at Gin Kings with blowout win in Game 2FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It lit a fire in us and we want to keep making sure that we will bring a lot of intensity for Game 3,” said Lassiter Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We won and we didn’t want to be in a hole.”The Beermen, with the dreadful Game 1 loss serving as a fresh memory, immediately jumped off the gates in the first quarter building a 21-10 lead off the back of four early steals. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ View comments Cone expects rest of PBA Finals to be ‘chippier’ after testy Game 2 LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Marcio Lassiter. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel’s brutal 127-99 Game 1 loss to Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals was the Beermen’s worst defeat in the championship round since it lost 146-111 to the Gin Kings in the 2007 Philippine Cup.It was a win that got chalked under the Gin Kings’ name, but it proved to be a prelude for the Beermen’s merciless vengeance.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? San Miguel pushed the offense further in second quarter outscoring the Gin Kings, 41-23, in the period for a 75-46 lead heading into the break.Lassiter, who was just one of five Beermen to score at least 20 points, said they felt embarrassed after Game 1 that they vowed to never repeat the same mistakes they did.“We were more focused. We didn’t come out as focused in Game 1 and we really came out focused today,” said Lassiter who finished with 20 points and five assists. “We don’t want to be in a hole and down 0-2 is not a good hole to be in.”“We knew this game meant a lot to us and we want to even the series.”ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westlast_img read more

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College ball lacks a flurry of action

first_img Crossword puzzle. Trail mix and water. Cell phone to maintain contact with the outside world. Laptop computer. Even though it has only three hours of battery life, we can get a start on that screenplay. College baseball already is tedious. And to play two? Not even Ernie Banks would have advocated that. “Doubleheaders,” Cal State San Bernardino coach Don Parnell said with a sigh. “Players don’t like to play them, umps don’t like to work ’em, fans don’t want to watch. So why play them?” He answered his own question. “Because they’re administratively advantageous. There’s some cost savings, I guess.” Big-league doubleheaders have disappeared for a reason. Because owners don’t like selling two games for the price of one. But also because fans don’t have the attention spans to stay with two games in one sitting. College ball, especially at the Division II and III levels, still schedules twinbills with numbing frequency. Take the Coyotes’ pair with Cal State Monterey Bay on Saturday at Arrowhead Credit Union Park. Please. About the time it takes to drive from the Inland Empire to Las Vegas – and back. “It’s a full day,” Cal State outfielder Justin Roberson agreed, smiling. “You play nine, you get that half-hour off, then you’ve got to psyche yourself back up to go out and play seven more. And try not to spend too much time on Cloud 9 out there in the outfield.” Luckily, the second game is only seven innings. Luckily, the Coyotes and Otters played fairly crisp, low-scoring games, certainly by college standards, San Bernardino earning a 6-4, 9-3 sweep. Game times: 2:48 for Game 1, 2:05 for Game 2. College ball can be painfully drawn out. Too many cheap hits with those metal bats. Too many walks from pitchers afraid to throw strikes. Too many errors, too many pitching changes. Next thing you know you’re on the high side of three hours – as San Bernardino was in its first six nine-inning games this season. Actually, we’re impressed college guys still want to be part of all this. What with growing up in a microwaveable, text-messaging, instant- gratification world. Everything stodgy ol’ baseball is not. “We love the game that much,” Roberson said. “It does seem kind of slow, at times,” Coyotes pitcher Toph Grenfell said. “But if you enjoy the competition …” Ask the Coyotes and Otters how they spent their Presidents Day weekend, and they’ll say, “Well, I played baseball.” Nine innings Friday. Sixteen on Saturday. Nine more today. Played at the college-game crawl. Cal State’s players were at the ballpark at 8:15 a.m. Saturday. Game 2 ended at 4:31 p.m., with the lights on. “I’m gonna get something to eat and go sleep,” Roberson said. Because he has to be on the field at 9:45 a.m. today for a noon game with Monterey. Many (most?) modern ballplayers concede they prefer other sports to baseball. Roberson likes basketball better. If he were 6-foot-8? “I’d be outta here,” he said with a smile. Grenfell prefers football; he played safety for two years at Chaffey College and two more at Montana State. “Not as much sitting around,” he said. But baseball still has its attractions. The nuances. The strategy. Even though it requires enormous time commitments. Three-hour practices several days a week. Three-hour-plus games three days a week. Fifty-six games in a season. More, if you make the playoffs. And remember, you have to go to class, too, to play “college” baseball. “If you’re a good student, well organized, you can do it,” Parnell said. “If you’re young and trying to figure it out, classes can be an issue.” It’s a miracle any of these guys stay eligible. Not to mention awake during the slow parts of a doubleheader on a warm Saturday afternoon. “Their dedication and attention span is the same now as when I started here, 16 years ago,” Parnell said. “They can keep their concentration through the down time.” Which is good. Because Cal State will be playing two again on March 3. And on March 10, 17, 24 … Bring plenty of sunflower seeds. A thermos of strong coffee. Maybe the iPod. And a Russian novel … Paul Oberjuerge check out his blog at sbsun.com/sports. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img SAN BERNARDINO – Our college baseball doubleheader survival kit: Reading material. last_img read more

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Jose Mourinho’s Facebook Year In Review video is brilliant!

first_imgDISCLAIMER: This video is about as genuine as Dr Eva Carneiro’s respect for Mourinho.It’s been a year of two halves for Jose Mourinho.After winning the league title in May, no-one would have expected the Special One to be out of a job just in time for Christmas.It’s also that time of year where Facebook create handy ‘Year in Review’ videos, so talkSPORT have made one on behalf of Jose, for his rollercoaster 2015.We will miss you Jose!For the best sports entertainment on YouTube, subscribe to talkSPORT here!FIND OUT HOW FANS REACTED TO MOURINHO’S SACKING HERE.last_img

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Lille chief confirms Premier League interest in Manchester United-linked Sofiane Boufal

first_img1 Sofiane Boufal Manchester United’s hopes of signing Sofiane Boufal this summer have been boosted after Lille revealed Juventus and Inter Milan have made no offers.?The attacking midfielder has shone in Ligue 1 this season and has six goals to his name so far.Juventus and Inter Milan have been tracking the 22-year-old since the summer, while French champions Paris Saint-Germain are also interested.Manchester United considered a January move for Boufal, but opted to wait until the summer.It was feared that delay could allow the likes of Juventus and Inter Milan to swoop in, but Lille’s sporting director Jean-Michel Vandamme says no bids have been made.“Inter and Juve have made no official offers so far,” said Vandamme.“They only probed with our intermediaries, the agents from Italy, Germany, Spain and England.“Boufal costs at least €20m, that’s the minimum. In January it was impossible for him to be sold. We’re not a club that sells in the winter window.“In June there’s a possibility that he may leave, though there are Premier League clubs after him too.“I think the Italian clubs had better beat that competition by negotiating now.”last_img read more

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ARMED GANG TIE UP STAFF IN RAID ON KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN

first_imgGardai are hunting an armed gang after a vicious raid on the KFC fast-food outlet in Bundoran.Staff were threatened with a large knife and a claw hammer after two men entered the premises at Single Street just before 11pm.Staff were tied up and locked in a room and could not raise the alarm for more than an hour. The gang took a substantial amount of money from the premises and escaped in a staff member’s car.The car was a silver Vauxhall Astra car, registration number WNO4BXY, and it has still not been located.Inspector Denis Joyce of Bundoran Garda Station described the raid as a very serious crime which left staff members of KFC very traumatised.“This was a very serious crime and we would like to hear from anybody who may have seen anybody in and around the KFC premises at this time. “We still do not know if these people arrived on foot or if they were dropped off.“The staff were left very traumatised after being locked in a room for more than an hour. A knife and a hammer were also used and that is a very serious matter.“We would appeal to anybody who may have seen anything including the whereabouts of the silver Vauxhall car to contact us,” he said.EndsARMED GANG TIE UP STAFF IN RAID ON KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN was last modified: April 27th, 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) Tags:bundoranKFCrobberylast_img read more

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Rhine Named to CoSIDA Academic All-American Third Team

first_imgSara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) of the Drake University women’s basketball team has been named to the 2017-18 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic CoSIDA Academic All-America® Third Team, the organization announced Monday, March 12. The CoSIDA Academic All-American® Women’s Basketball Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom. It is the first CoSIDA All-American selection for Drake since Lindsay Whorton in 2008. Rhine is an elementary education major who holds a 4.00 grade point average. To qualify for the COSIDA Academic All-District team, a nominee must hold a cumulative 3.30 grade point average, must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing and must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games.Print Friendly Version This year, Rhine has played in 31 games, averages 15.5 points per game while shooting a MVC-leading 58.0 percent from the floor and pulling down 6.0 rebounds per game. Last week, Rhine was voted the Missouri Valley Conference Sixth Player of the Year award and the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and she was selected to the All-MVC First Team for the first time in her career. She helped lead Drake to its second-straight MVC tournament title and she was selected to the MVC All-Tournament team for her outstanding play in the three games. Along with being picked to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team she collected a league-high five MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week awards and was chosen to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team.center_img Rhine is one of the most accurate shooters in MVC and program history with a 58.9 percent career clip, which ranks third all-time at Drake and sixth all-time in the MVC. She recently surpassed the 1,000-career point mark in the MVC Tournament. Rhine was named MVC Freshman and Sixth Player of the Year and earned All-MVC Honorable Mention accolades following her freshman season.last_img read more

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JOBS BOOST AS DONEGAL COMPANY WINS €1.5M CONTRACT TO SUPPLY LIFEJACKETS

first_imgA GAOTH DOBHAIR company has won a major new contract to supply specialist lifejackets to the fishing industry – with more jobs on the way.Sioen, a specialist uniform manufacturer based at the business park in Derrybeg, has been awarded a €1.5M contract by Bord Iascaigh Mhara to supply the commercial fishing industry with automatic lifejackets over the next five years.The jackets will make it easier to locate fishermen who get into difficulty. They are fitted with specialist beacons. John Sheamais ó Fearraigh Sinn Fein told Donegal Daily: “Many Families over the years have lost loved ones in this industry, and with this modern technology many lives will be saved in the future.“The contract worth over €1.5 million in supplying over 4,000 fishermen over 5 years will secure the current staff in employment and with now an opportunity to employ additional staff in 2014, which is a huge benefit to the local economy.”He added: “The Gaoth Dobhair area like many other areas in the county has been hit hard with the recession and emigration,of our youth.“I also hope that this can be opened out not to just the fishing industry but the leisure crafts that take to the seas around Ireland on a daily basis. “Deputy Pearse Doherty raised this issue in the Dail in June of 2013 to make personal locator beacons mandatory after another tragedy off the east coast of Ireland.” JOBS BOOST AS DONEGAL COMPANY WINS €1.5M CONTRACT TO SUPPLY LIFEJACKETS was last modified: January 10th, 2014 by John2Share 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:contractdonegalDonegal DailyGaoth Dobhairjobs boostlifejacketsSioenlast_img read more

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Dunkineely to hold public meeting about future of post office

first_imgDunkineely is to strongly oppose the closure of its local post office.The village has organised a public meeting which will take place in the local community centre at 8pm this evening.The meeting is to be held to see what ways the area can go about retaining some form of postal service on the ground. Dunkineely is one of 13 post offices across Donegal set to close between now and next January as part of An Post’s voluntary closure scheme.Many post officer operators have been offered redundancy packages from An Post after many years of service.However, as part of that deal, An Post will not continue the service within the area.Dunkineely to hold public meeting about future of post office was last modified: August 7th, 2018 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:Dunkineelypost officePublic meetinglast_img read more

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Lessons in Creativity from Pixar

first_imgIn this post, we’ve rounded up some of the top tips on how to be a better creative from some of the creative experts at PIXAR!Learning how to be more creative is going to benefit you, whatever creative field you are in.  Whether you’re working by yourself or collaborating with others keeping your creativity sharp and fresh will make you stand out.  In this post, we’ve collected tips from folks who know a thing or two about creativity – the animation masterminds at PIXAR.Former dean of Pixar University on Creative CollaborationThis first video presentation from Randy Nelson, the former dean of Pixar University, is well worth a watch for any creative professional, as he shares some of the secret sauce of Pixar’s own method of creative collaboration.Becoming a better storytellerThe story is a fundamental component to any creative endeavour.  It’s what is going to draw people in and connect with them emotionally. Whether you’re creating a 30 second TV ad, composing a photograph, or writing up a 140 tweet. Humans are hard wired to make meaning – to tell a story, with whatever components they are presented with.Becoming a better story teller will make you a better creative.Back in 2012 Emma Coats (@lawnrocket) a story board artist at Pixar, tweeted these 22 story rules used at Pixar to help craft their stories.#1: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes.#2: You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be v. different.#3: Trying for theme is important, but you won’t see what the story is actually about til you’re at the end of it. Now rewrite.#4: Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that, ___. Because of that, ___. Until finally ___.#5: Simplify. Focus. Combine characters. Hop over detours. You’ll feel like you’re losing valuable stuff but it sets you free.#6: What is your character good at, comfortable with? Throw the polar opposite at them. Challenge them. How do they deal?#7: Come up with your ending before you figure out your middle. Seriously. Endings are hard, get yours working up front.#8: Finish your story, let go even if it’s not perfect. In an ideal world you have both, but move on. Do better next time.#9: When you’re stuck, make a list of what WOULDN’T happen next. Lots of times the material to get you unstuck will show up.#10: Pull apart the stories you like. What you like in them is a part of you; you’ve got to recognize it before you can use it.#11: Putting it on paper lets you start fixing it. If it stays in your head, a perfect idea, you’ll never share it with anyone.#12: Discount the 1st thing that comes to mind. And the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th – get the obvious out of the way. Surprise yourself.#13: Give your characters opinions. Passive/malleable might seem likable to you as you write, but it’s poison to the audience.#14: Why must you tell THIS story? What’s the belief burning within you that your story feeds off of? That’s the heart of it.#15: If you were your character, in this situation, how would you feel? Honesty lends credibility to unbelievable situations.#16: What are the stakes? Give us reason to root for the character. What happens if they don’t succeed? Stack the odds against.#17: No work is ever wasted. If it’s not working, let go and move on – it’ll come back around to be useful later.#18: You have to know yourself: the difference between doing your best & fussing. Story is testing, not refining.#19: Coincidences to get characters into trouble are great; coincidences to get them out of it are cheating.#20: Exercise: take the building blocks of a movie you dislike. How d’you rearrange them into what you DO like?#21: You gotta identify with your situation/characters, can’t just write ‘cool’. What would make YOU act that way?#22: What’s the essence of your story? Most economical telling of it? If you know that, you can build out from there.If you’re after even more insight on what it takes to craft a Pixar story then check out this 5 part interview with Mary Coleman, a senior development executive at Pixar, over on Go Into The Story.com or check out this funny TED talk from Pixar director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E).Editing an animated Pixar Feature FilmThe films at Pixar take about 4 years to make each, and during that time, they’re always changing – sometimes drastically, right up until release. If you’ve ever wondered what its like to edit an animated feature film then these links will give you plenty of juicy information, advice and insight into the post-production process at Pixar.Bobbie O Steen has written up an excellent article in Cinema Editor magazine about Nicholas C Smith’s (A.C.E) bear of an editorial journey on Brave. Bobbie has posted a free pdf of the article on her site. Nicholas gave a presentation at Edit Fest which you can ‘experience in review’ over in this post.Art of the Guillotine also has a brilliant two part interview with editor Ken Schretzmann, who worked on Monsters Inc. and Toy Story 2. In the interview Ken talks about how he got his start as an editor and what its like to work at Pixar. He also discusses the editorial challenges of shaping a feature film 4 years in the making.The Soundworks Collection has some great behind the scenes looks at the post-production sound design work on a Pixar film. Brave made use of the cutting edge Dolby Atmos surround-sound technology as detailed in the video below. Also check out the sound design work on UP and on Wall-E.Being John Lasseter – A Day in the LifeFinally if you want something a bit more light hearted then check out this 25 minute documentary of a day in the life of Pixar director and CEO John Lasseter. If nothing else you’ll learn a few great tips for squeezing every possible productive moment out of your day, even if that does mean hiring a personal trainer, driver and two personal assistants to tell you what you’re doing next!last_img read more

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