Miller: Like you, Lakers weren’t sure what “Wish” on their jerseys meant, either

first_imgDon’t laugh. You know what they say: one man’s trash is another man’s $8.5 billion business.Last month, that’s what a source told Forbes magazine Wish is worth, the value exceeding Sears, Macy’s and JC Penney combined.A $8.5 billion empire, built one set of $3 dentures at a time. And here I thought being a sportswriter was stealing money.So, today we have the Lakers wearing tops that feature their iconic logo sharing space with an ironic logo, a development sure to disappointment those traditionalists who still buy their Star Trek-themed dog collars ($17) at the store.Yes, this a franchise that exudes class now partnering with a company that peddles multiple devices that simulate flatulence (prices vary).But, come on people, we all knew this day was coming, once marketers figured out they could sell ad space on everything from the top of backboards to the bottom of boxers’ shoes.“I’ve read those comments, people saying ‘It’s horrible’ and ‘I thought other franchises would do it but not the Lakers,’” Nance said. “But, it’s like, how does it affect other people? How does it hurt them?“I think it’s awesome. As long as we don’t become soccer teams or NASCAR drivers where you can’t actually see the name of the team anymore. … That’s pushing it too much. But just a little patch? I think it’s awesome.”For the record, a portion of the new revenue does go to the players, as per the NBA’s labor agreement.For the record, too, “Wish” isn’t the only logo that will appear this season on the Lakers jerseys. On the opposite side of the chest, there will be a way-too-familiar swoosh, the presence of which no one will complain about.“The way they put the patch on and the way it matches our colors,” Nance said, speaking specifically of the “Wish” addition, “I think it’s pretty classy, actually.”Still, it might be difficult to accept that the Lakers are being sponsored by what’s mostly an immense online collection of discounted crap while the Bucks are carrying the logo of another Milwaukee-based institution – Harley-Davidson.The Magic is being backed by Walt Disney Co., a perfect merchandising match made in Orlando. The Celtics will play under the well-known banner of General Electric, which is headquartered in Boston.Bucks executive Matt Pazaras called Harley an “absolute perfect partner,” noting the famous passion of motorcycle enthusiasts and how, when it comes to expressing that passion, “people tattoo (the Harley logo) on their bodies.”I’m guessing no one around here has the “Wish” logo inked anywhere. But, frankly, if it means possibly getting a cut of $8.5 billion from a company trying to grow, I’ll tattoo it on my tongue.The Lakers’ new jerseys, along with the players inside them, will make their 2017-18 regular-season debut Thursday against the Clippers.That will mark the first official joint production of a 16-time NBA champion and an e-commerce company that also offers remarkably abundant selections of “booty lifters,” nose hair trimmers and adult toys.“Jeez, that’s one-stop shopping,” Nance said, looking somewhat surprised at the third category available. “Global, one-stop shopping.”And the Lakers are buying, Donald Trump Chia Pet heads ($26) for everyone! Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers believe their defense is on the upswing Lakers hope ‘little things’ will land them big stars next summer EL SEGUNDO — The Lakers were gathered as one last month, brought together by management to discuss the team’s latest free-agent signing.The franchise had just agreed to a sponsorship pact that would result in its jerseys this season including a patch that reads “Wish.”The players were briefed on the deal and other specifics, not the least of which was just what in God’s name is Wish anyway?!Related Articles NBA preview: Our guide to the 2017-18 season AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersWell, that part is true, the agreement reportedly worth up to $14 million annually as part of an NBA-wide jersey ad campaign that could mean in excess of $150 million in new revenue.Also true is the fact that most of the Lakers had no clue what Wish was, not surprising since I doubt anyone being paid millions of dollars to play basketball would have any use for a $2 pair of men’s mesh underpants.No, this is not fake news, wish.com officially describing the male lingerie as “sexy gauze panties,” and I can think of many images more sexy than the sight of Andrew Bogut modeling such things.Wish is a San Francisco-based mobile shopping platform that features cut-rate prices on pretty much everything, pretty much everything also accurately describing what the company offers.Honestly, from a cookie cutter shaped like a mustache ($2) to a 2-ounce drinking glass that reads “Nurses Need Shots Too” ($12) to a keychain in the form of a chicken, a chicken that lays eggs ($1).center_img Heisler: Hope returns for Lakers, however briefly “I think they wanted us to know what to say if we were asked about it,” forward Larry Nance Jr. said Tuesday. “I had heard of it, but I wasn’t too familiar with it. They didn’t want us saying, ‘I don’t know what it is? They paid us money, I guess.’” Lakers 2017-18 roster breakdown Lonzo Ball says he will play in Lakers’ opener, ‘probably’ in Big Baller Brand Key Lakers games to watch in 2017-18 last_img read more

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Personal Fireworks Banned in City Of Lacey

first_imgFacebook59Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyThe City of Lacey reminds residents and visitors that the sale and discharge of consumer (personal) fireworks, including sparklers, are not allowed inside the city limits. Novelty devices such as snakes, glowworms, and party poppers are permitted.The City encourages residents and visitors to celebrate Independence Day safely and invites them to their 51st Annual Fireworks Spectacular and Freedom Concert on Monday, July 3, from 4:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. at Rainier Vista Community Park, 5475 45th Ave SE. The free, family event is sponsored by TwinStar Credit Union, South Sound Center, City of Lacey, and Lacey South Sound Chamber.Families can bring their own picnics or purchase food from a variety of vendors including savory barbecue, burgers, hot dogs, sweets, and more. Kid-friendly activities will be available in the KidzZone, including an inflatable slide, bounce house, obstacle course and more. Live entertainment starts at 5:00 p.m. with Joy in Mudville playing heartfelt Americana music, followed by high-energy SWAY, covering the latest hits, at 8:00 p.m. The event ends with the Fireworks Spectacular at 10:00 p.m.Limited on-site parking opens at 3:00 p.m. however, RVs and trailers are not allowed. Additional parking is available at nearby businesses and schools including Aspire Middle School, Timberline High School, Lakes Elementary, and Komachin Middle School. Bikes, strollers, and wagons can be checked into a secure “bike corral” at the park.Event details, including traffic detours and parking information can be found at the City of Lacey website.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY MARCH 4, 2016

first_imgFernando Perez1321113198%33%$642,344 Jeff Bonde2872425%46%$168,010 Santiago Gonzalez20538292419%44%$1,507,469 John Sadler62118518%39%$507,619 Kristin Mulhall3676219%42%$306,520 FINISH LINES: Congrats to seven-pound apprentice rider Bruno Panicucci on winning his first race at Santa Anita yesterday aboard Icona for trainer Phil D’Amato. “He earned it,” D’Amato said. “He works hard.” Icona won by a length-and-a-half and paid $7.60 as the second choice. Panicucci now has eight career wins, his first four coming in his native France . . . Retired Hall of Fame riding great Laffit Pincay Jr. was a visitor to Clockers’ Corner Friday, looking fit enough to ride again. “I visited my native country of Panama a few times, I’ve also spent some time with my mother, Rosario, who is 93 and in an assisted living facility, and I recently returned from a Jockey and Jeans event in Ft. Lauderdale benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund,” said Pincay, who turned 69 last Dec. 26 and retired in 2003 . . . Rosie Ybarra celebrates her 64th birthday next Thursday, March 10. “I came to Santa Anita 37 years ago for the Strub Stakes and never left,” said the popular grub and grog hostess at Clockers’ Corner. “I’ve been at Clockers’ Corner now for 20 years.” Tyler Baze19520312810%41%$1,077,416 EFFINEX ARRIVES FOR SANTA ANITA HANDICAPMOR SPIRIT DRILLS SATURDAY FOR SAN FELIPE KOBE‘S BACK WORKS FOR THE SAN CARLOSOM IS ON COURSE FOR GRADE I KILROE MILE Martin Garcia94169917%36%$905,399 Rafael Bejarano19342372022%51%$1,898,377 UNUSUAL HEAT: CALIFORNIA’S $50 MILLION MANPerennial California leading sire Unusual Heat has passed the $50 million mark in cumulative progeny earnings, becoming the first sire in the history of California breeding to achieve this while standing his entire career in the Golden State.Unusual Heat has sired 18 crops, and his 16th crop of two year olds will hit race tracks this year. As of Thursday, he boasted $50,158,241 in earnings.It was only fitting that the race putting Unusual Heat over the milestone was the stirring stretch drive victory by his son Boozer in the Sensational Star Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Feb. 27.Unusual Heat is the all-time leading sire in California in total progeny earnings, California-bred earnings and career progeny turf earnings. He set the all-time single-season California record for progeny earnings in 2008 with over $5.8 million and was again the California earnings champion for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, becoming the leading sire in California for an unprecedented six consecutive seasons in the modern era.In 2015 Unusual Heat achieved an unmatched ninth consecutive season of over $3 million in progeny earnings and also won his 12th consecutive California-bred North American Turf earnings championship. He has sired one Eclipse Award winner and 15 California champions, including 2015 two-year-old filly champion Pacific Heat.Unusual Heat has also started to make his mark as a broodmare sire, adding eight new stakes winners since 2015, including Grade I winners Masochistic and Spanish Queen.Unusual Heat is 26 years old and currently standing his 19th season at stud in California and his sixth at Harris Farms in Coalinga, CA.For more information about Unusual Heat, contact Harris Auerbach at harris@unusualheat.com or go to www.unusualheat.com . Mike Smith68761310%38%$944,075 Edwin Maldonado13025111219%37%$849,205 David Lopez1162081617%38%$600,811 (Current Through Thursday, March 3) Brice Blanc464579%35%$451,940 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Joseph Talamo17318202210%35%$968,014 Steven Miyadi49911818%57%$304,544 Drayden Van Dyke11213131512%37%$741,724 Mark Glatt6588312%29%$369,025 Hector Palma3053517%43%$134,547 Gary Stevens50106720%46%$1,113,803 William Spawr2975324%52%$187,687 Carla Gaines3762216%27%$453,015 Bob Baffert7917121222%52%$1,263,570 Ron Ellis2252223%41%$164,730 OM ‘READY TO ROLL’ IN FRANK E. KILROE MILEMultiple graded stakes winner Om is at the ready for the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile on turf March 12.“He just breezed two days ago, so we’re all set in that regard,” trainer Dan Hendricks said. “He got his work in and we’ll get a good strong gallop in Wednesday or Thursday. He’s doing good and we’re ready to roll.”Om was third behind Bolo and Obviously in the Grade II Arcadia Mile on grass Feb. 13, but won three of his previous four starts before that.Probable for the Kilroe: Bal a Bali, Flavien Prat; De Treville, Bolo, Mike Smith; Kenjisstorm, Edwin Maldonado; Ocho Ocho Ocho, no rider; Om, Gary Stevens; and What a View, Kent Desormeaux. KOBE‘S BACK BREEZES FOR SAN CARLOSKobe’s Back, on the winning track again after wearing blinkers to capture the Palos Verdes Stakes on Feb. 7, worked four furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Friday in 47.20 for Peter Eurton under regular rider Gary Stevens.Kobe’s Back is headed for the Grade II San Carlos Stakes at seven furlongs on March 12. Also working for the San Carlos Friday was Salutos Amigos for trainer David Jacobson. Salutos Amigos was second in the Palos Verdes, beaten only a half-length.Probable for the San Carlos: Calculator, Flavien Prat; Kobe’s Back, Gary Stevens; Outside Nashville, Martin Garcia; Salutos Amigos, Mike Smith; San Onofre, no rider; and 2015 San Carlos winner Wild Dude, Rafael Bejarano. Flavien Prat18433262718%47%$1,944,601 Mike Puype58611310%34%$301,130 Philip D’Amato9621161622%55%$1,100,485 Agapito Delgadillo7398612%32%$251,607 Jerry Hollendorfer991591415%38%$981,546 Doug O’Neill13522192116%46%$1,130,473 J. Keith Desormeaux3565817%54%$241,069 Peter Miller971191211%33%$476,435 EASTERN INVADER EFFINEX SETTLES IN FOR BIG ‘CAPEffinex, the probable favorite for the 79th running of the Grade I, $1 million Santa AnitaHandicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino a week from Saturday, March 12, arrived safely from Florida early Thursday evening and was bedded down in trainer Eoin Harty’s barn to prepare for the prestigious mile-and-a-quarter classic.“We left Palm Meadows at 6:30 a.m. our time (Eastern Standard Time) and got in the barn about 6:30 (Pacific Time),” said Kent Sweezey, assistant to Jimmy Jerkens, who trains Effinex.“It made for a long day for him but he ate up everything last night and looks good. I had him walking this morning and bouncing around, so he shipped good.”Sweezey, who recently turned 30, is a native of Lexington, Ky. He worked with Harty until parting company two years ago at Del Mar and has been with Jerkens for 18 months. Prior to that, he was with Christophe Clement for a bit, then came to Southern California where he was with Harty for three years.“The horse hasn’t run since November 27 (when he won the Grade I Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs),” Sweezey said. “Initially, we were going to give him a break after that. Then the World Cup was considered but we felt he wouldn’t be ready to go all the way to Dubai (for the March 26 race), so we decided the Santa Anita Handicap was the next-best option.”Effinex, a five-year-old full horse by Mineshaft bred in New York by Dr. Russell S. Cohen, a veterinarian, is owned by the Tri-Bone Stables. The horse has won seven of 20 starts and earned $2,112,950.“Effinex will breeze here for sure, but rain is supposed to come the next couple days, so it puts us in a predicament,” Sweezey said. “We gave him a little breeze Wednesday before we left Palm Meadows–I’m not sure it even went down as a breeze–but he blew out a little bit.“He jogged today, will gallop tomorrow, breeze in the next couple of days and then go straight into the race. Maybe Jimmy will be here for the race. I’m not sure. We’ve got a bunch of good young horses in Florida one of which might run there the same day Effinex runs here, so Jimmy will have to make a decision if he’s going to come out or not.”Probable for the Santa Anita Handicap: Donworth, Mario Gutierrez; Effinex, Mike Smith; General A Rod, Rafael Bejarano; Hard Aces, no rider; Imperative, Santiago Gonzalez; and Melatonin, no rider.In other Big ‘Cap news:According to Santa Anita’s work tab, Donworth worked four furlongs Friday on Santa Anita’s fast main track in 48 seconds flat under exercise rider Jonny Garcia. Trainer Doug O’Neill, however, had the son of Tiznow going a mile in 1:45, the last eighth of a mile in 11:60.“He went super,” O’Neill said. “All systems are go.”Trainer Phil D’Amato said turf marathon specialist Big John B would pass the race in favor of the Grade II San Luis Rey Stakes at a mile and a half on grass Sunday, March 13.Havana Belle, a four-year-old filly that won the $75,000 Astra Stakes at a mile and a half on grass Jan. 17, also is ticketed for the San Luis Rey for D’Amato. Brice Blanc, who was aboard the Irish-bred filly in the 2 ¼-length Astra upset at 10-1, retains the mount.Bob Baffert said Cat Burglar, who also is nominated to the Grade II San Carlos Stakes at seven furlongs March 12, would not run in the Handicap.Gold Cup at Santa Anita winner Hard Aces is scheduled to work tomorrow for John Sadler at 6:45 or 7:45 a.m.Team Hollendorfer also is likely to have a starter, although Dan Ward, assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, said they were waiting on “the weights and the weather” before rendering a final decision. Hollendorfer has three horses nominated: Cyrus Alexander, Point Piper and Southern Freedom.Fans at Santa Anita on Big Cap Day will receive a free Santa Anita Fleece Blanket presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino with paid admission while supplies last.            First post time will be 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m.MOR SPIRIT HEADS SAN FELIPE WORKERS TOMORROWMor Spirit, Bob Baffert’s primary Triple Crown contender, is scheduled to work Saturday at a time and distance the trainer did not reveal for the San Felipe Stakes on March 12.Baffert said Martin Garcia would be aboard for the workout.Also scheduled to breeze Saturday for the Grade II San Felipe at 1 1/16 miles are undefeated California-bred Smokey Image for Carla Gaines, Robert B. Lewis Stakes runner-up Uncle Lino, five furlongs at 6:45 under regular rider Fernando Perez for trainer Gary Sherlock, and Danzing Candy for trainer Cliff Sise Jr.Probable for the San Felipe: Danzing Candy, Exaggerator, Mor Spirit, Smokey Image and Uncle Lino. Steve Knapp2751319%33%$153,830 Vladimir Cerin3393527%52%$307,630 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Alonso Quinonez614847%26%$206,150 Richard Baltas8014121018%45%$980,394 Martin Pedroza74109414%31%$282,700 Peter Eurton6912161117%57%$743,317 Mario Gutierrez14619252113%45%$1,135,369 Clifford Sise, Jr.1854128%56%$196,540 Victor Espinoza6189613%38%$681,135 Patrick Gallagher2863521%50%$468,023 Jeff Mullins2456021%46%$164,634 Abel Lezcano5462411%22%$254,764 George Papaprodromou3973618%41%$213,890 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Kent Desormeaux8412211614%58%$1,024,990 -30-last_img read more

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Hosee Women’s 80cm long Blend Purple Multi-color Lolita Maid Cosplay Costume Curly Wave Wigs – Good for short periods of time

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Create a Video On Demand Strategy For Your Film

first_imgHave any experience with VOD distribution? What was your Video on Demand strategy? We’d love to hear your stories in the comment section below. 5 Tips for Getting Your Indie Film Into FestivalsDistribution Tips from Documentary Filmmaker Scott ThurmanThe Truth About Why Most Indie Films Don’t Get Distributed The distribution landscape for films has changed significantly within the last decade. Having a Video on Demand strategy is more important than ever. There are more distribution platforms than ever before, and audiences are no longer set on the idea that films must be watched in a theatrical environment. This is especially true of the more recent generations of filmgoers, many of which actually prefer to watch films digitally in the comfort of their homes.As an indie filmmaker/producer, how you choose to release your film will depend on two factors – your means and your audience. However, with the rising success of Video on Demand (VOD) releases in recent years, it’s important to understand just how and why this platform can catapult your film in ways that a theatrical release may not be able to.1. AccessibilityImage from ShutterstockVOD takes many different forms and almost all of them provide viewers with instant access to films at a low cost, either for rent or to own. From a budgeting perspective, releasing your film for digital download is far more cost efficient than doing a theatrical release (not to mention that VOD is one of the easiest ways for indie filmmakers to enter mainstream marketplaces such as iTunes). For these reasons, VOD is extremely unique in ways that benefit both the viewers and the filmmaker: it is both accessible and cost-effective for both parties.Best of all, unlike a theatrical release, there is no limit to how large the audience for your film can be if you choose to release it through an online VOD service. You may be able to reach all sorts of additional viewers and even foreign markets that simply would not be possible with any other type of release.In a No Film School article titled New Hollywood: How a Thriving International Market Has Changed American Filmmaking, writer V Renée notes, “…American films are heavily influenced and favored by the international box office, indicating that self-distribution through platforms like VOD is more important for independent filmmakers than ever.”With all this in mind, it’s now your job to do the research necessary so that the proper use of VOD places you in the best position to reach your audience and get your film seen by the masses.2. Navigating Your OptionsOne of the first steps in your journey for VOD distribution is to ask yourself some tough, though realistic, questions when it comes to the distribution of your film. Is it all about the bottom line? Is your intention just to get a deal, of any kind, and move on to your next film? Or do you want to reach as many viewers as possible?There are many “stores” on this platform – Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, IndieFlix, Vimeo, YouTube, etc. – which give viewers the ability to easily watch videos in the comfort of their own home.Depending on what your ultimate goal is, the platform(s) on which you choose to distribute your film will vary. For more on the different platforms, check out our earlier post, The Breakdown of Major Online Film Distribution Platforms.3. Create a Plan and Stick With ItImage from 1000 Words/ShutterstockIf it is your first time navigating a VOD release for your film, you may be intrigued by the platform that wants ALL RIGHTS to your film. At a glance, especially for a first time filmmaker, this may seem like the right thing to do. However, your VOD strategy is just that – a strategy, so don’t feel that you need to put all of your eggs in one basket.There is no one right or wrong answer for which platform to choose, but you must know your film and the habits of your audience. Create a strategy where your film is released on a particular platform where it’s most likely to perform and sell well.The cornerstone of a film’s successful release, whether it be digital or theatrical, is the creation of a customized distribution strategy. While making films is tough, especially when you’re the one wearing just about every hat, it is vital to your film’s success that you come up with a release strategy as early on as possible to ensure that you actually get your film seen by the world.Another great perk of creating a strategy early on is that you will increase your funding options, as people like to invest in people with a vision and a strategy – and your film will be far less risky if you have all your ducks in a row.4. Don’t Underestimate YourselfWhile we’ve already touched on much of what you need to do to successfully launch your film via VOD, there is one more digital community we haven’t explored, which is your own online network. If you’ve got a vast network of loyal followers, whether it be on Twitter, a personal blog, or even a strong presence on online forums, you may want to consider releasing it yourself through a custom sales website for your film.This way, you can sell your film on your own terms and have full control over how and where it can be purchased. Or alternatively, even if you don’t want to take things to this extent and still prefer to use a more traditional VOD approach, you should still tap into your own social networks to promote it as much as you can.You are your own marketing team much of the time with an independent film, so do whatever you need to do to get the word out.Final ThoughtsThere are no shortage of opportunities out there for you and your film, you just need to reach out and grab them. Many excellent films have gone by the wayside merely as a result of a lack of vision for their distribution, which is truly a shame given their potential for success. Decide from the get-go what you want from this film – profits, visibility, or both – and create a plan that addresses just how to achieve the goal.Understand how to navigate the platforms based on your needs and don’t overlook the power of your online presence. With VOD, success has less to do with big name platforms and more to do with a great marketing strategy. 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Nationals back as top teams collide

first_imgLATEST STORIES PBA Women’s 3×3 – March 18, 2016 PLAY LIST 35:47PBA Women’s 3×3 – March 18, 201616:08PBA Women’s 3×3 Tournament – December 16, 201500:47Romeo credits coaches, team after 41-point night01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PSC, Cayetano to meet on SEA Games hosting Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding All eyes, however, are on Romeo, who bailed Gilas out of the woods in two critical games in Beirut, as he returns to a Batang Pier crew badly needing a shot in the arm in a bid to join the frenzied hunt for top four berths and twice-to-beat privileges in the season-closing conference.And about the only thing coach Franz Pumaren is worried about is his prized5-foot-10 point guard getting enough sleep for GlobalPort’s 7 p.m. clash with powerhouse San Miguel Beer, which will welcome back Fajardo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He practiced (Thursday) but said that he hasn’t had any sleep yet,” Pumaren told the Inquirer over the phone.Romeo arrived with the rest of the PH team on Tuesday night and is battling jetlag, which could hit all the Nationals the hardest on Friday.“That’s the only problem we have right now,” Pumaren added. “Otherwise, he seems to be good. We will be using him (for the game) depending on how he feels. But definitely, he will play.” LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Romeo was the hero in Gilas’ 97-86 victory over China in the group stage and against Jordan, 75-70, in the clash for seventh place in the Fiba Asia Cup, and his return to GlobalPort certainly gives the Batang Pier more teeth against the Beermen.San Miguel is at 3-1 and will play the 6-foot-10 Fajardo limited minutes because of a pulled calf muscle that kept him out of the first three Gilas games.Wright, on the other hand, is sorely needed back at Phoenix Petroleum as the Fuel Masters try to arrest a five-game slide against TNT KaTropa in the 4:15 p.m. contest.The Texters are set to get back Castro and Pogoy.Phoenix will now have two deadly outside guns against TNT with Wright and new acquisition Jeff Chan.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img Photo from Fiba.comSleep or no sleep, Terrence Romeo—Gilas Pilipinas’ most explosive scorer in the recent Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon—is back to give GlobalPort a boost.June Mar Fajardo, Matthew Wright, Jayson Castro and RR Pogoy are returning as well, as teams slowly return to full force with the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations to enter its second half starting Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program MOST READ LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

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Marinero pounds Wangs-Letran for 1st back-to-back wins

first_imgPBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino coasted to its first back-to-back wins in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, humbling Wangs Basketball-Letran, 96-84, Thursday at Pasig Sports Center.Behind Renzo Subido and Abu Tratter, the Skippers finished the first half  on a 7-0 spurt and sustained that run in the third period with Billy Robles leading the charge to push the lead to as big as 23 numerous times.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Troy Rosario avoids serious injury after scary fall John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments Read Next LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Rian Ayonayon topscored for Marinerong Pilipino with 14 points, six assists, and four rebounds, Subido went 4-of-6 from threes for his 12 markers, and Robles got 12 points and five rebounds to spearhead the balanced attack.Kyle Toth also shot 4-of-6 from downtown to nab 12 markers, while Gab Banal recorded a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Everybody knows the gameplan, believed in it, and understood it. We’re just happy that everybody came in with laser-focus and executed our gameplan well,” said coach Koy Banal as his side improved to 3-2.The Skippers did a good job in setting the tempo for the game, taking 22 fastbreak points against Wangs-Letran’s 10 and dishing out 23 assists to their foes’ 14. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Bong Quinto carried the Couriers with 22 points as they fell to their second consecutive defeat.Rey Publico and Alex Mandreza got 11 in the loss.The Scores:MARINERONG PILIPINO 96 — Ayonayon 14, Robles 12, Subido 12, Toth 12, Banal 10, Tratter 9, Pasaol 8, Lopez 7, Paredes 5, Brill 2, Iñigo 2, Tolentino 2, Babilonia 1, Terso 0.WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 84 — Quinto 22, Mandreza 11, Publico 11, Calvo 9, Balagasay 6, Muyang 6, Taladua 6, Fajarito 5, Batiller 4, Ambohot 2, Trinidad 2, Balanza 0, Vacaro 0, Yu 0.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Quarters: 21-23, 47-40, 75-54, 96-84.last_img read more

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22,480 Enthusiasts set chess world record

first_imgA new world record was set in Ahmedabad on Friday when 22,480 people played chess simultaneously. The feat surpassed the previous mark of 13,446 players set in Mexico in October 21, 2006.Chess world champion Viswanathan Anand and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi were present at the occasion.Guinness Book of World Records representative Tarika Vara awarded the certificate to both of them after witnessing the event with her team.More than 20,000 students and 1,200 experts gathered at around 5.00 pm and played chess simultaneously to break the world record. Each expert took on 20 players. Another 200 experts were on standby. The event was organized by Gujarat State Chess Association, NIIT and the Gujarat Sports Authority after 10 months of preparation.The Gujarat University ground was divided into 64 squares with 320 participants in one square. From top of the GMDC building, the venue looked like a big chess board.” I can’t tell you how incredibly proud I am at this point of time. This is an amazing event,”Anand said. ” I feel like I won one of the biggest title in chess today. I always wanted to do something more for the game apart from just playing it so I started efforts for popularising it across the nation.I am really proud to be the part of this record- breaking event and will work for spreading awareness for chess in Gujarat.”Modi pointed out that India has now completed 300 world records and thanked Anand for his help. ” I am thankful to Anand because he came to Gujarat more than once, he guided the players, and instilled the faith that this was possible.” Tarika said: ” I am truly amazed with the talent and turnout here.advertisementIt’s a great pleasure to announce that 22,480 played chess at this place simultaneously, and have set a new world record.”last_img read more

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2 days agoZubizarreta: Arsenal attacker Pepe was in Marseille to sign

first_imgZubizarreta: Arsenal attacker Pepe was in Marseille to signby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlympique Marseille chief Andoni Zubizarreta admits a past deal for Nicolas Pepe was close.Pepe eventually left Lille for Arsenal in a club record €80m deal this summer.But Zubizarreta revealed: “Nicolas Pépé was on our list, he came to Marseille and we almost agreed. “It could have been done, but it was finally Dimitri Payet who arrived because it was the right moment and we needed experienced players. “These are choices that are made at a specific time.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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