Gilas enters killer stretch

first_img“My concern is (South) Korea,” Reyes said after a 100-85 decision of Japan, which the Filipinos were only able to fend off after a 12-0 run late in the fourth period as Gilas again labored under a bum start at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here.The Filipinos, after rising to 3-1, battle the Koreans at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, and Reyes would have wanted his men fresher because from there, Gilas takes on Iraq and then Atletas All Stars Lithuania in the next two days.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We needed to rest more guys today and rest them for Korea,” Reyes said. “But we needed to play people extensive minutes (with the game being close). We don’t know how we will compete against Korea. But we will try our best.”The Koreans, who have dealt the Filipinos numerous heartaches in the past, were set to battle the Lithuanians later on Tuesday. After victories over Chinese Taipei B, India and Iran, Korea went into that game still undefeated. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Reyes pointed out that he used Kiefer Ravena, Matthew Wright and import Mike Myers longer than he had planned.All three finished in twin digits, with Myers completing a double-double with 17 and 17 rebounds and Wright chipping in 15 and Ravena 11. Jio Jalalon also had 11 points and two steals in his finest game yet.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Bobby Ray Parks will be out for the third straight game for Gilas with a swollen left foot, giving Reyes one less reliable wingman on the floor.The Filipinos were tipped as the heavy favorites against Japan’s Under-24 squad but trailed for most of the game, needing that one telling burst late in the final frame to snuff the fight out of the Japanese and win for the third straight day.“We needed a lot of focus and we weren’t able to execute that in the first half,” said Christian Standhardinger, who is pondering on starting a PBA career when the team planes back home.“We had the urgency in the fourth period and got going on defense,” he added after finishing with 22 points and 15 rebounds which he highlighted by finishing a fastbreak play with a two-handed dunk in that 12-0 run.“In an elite tournament like this, there’s no such thing as an easy game,” Reyes said. “They (Japanese) gave us everything we could handle. In the end, we were fortunate to pull it off.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Creamline targets 5th straight Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTAIPEI—Chot Reyes played some of his aces more than he thought he should have on Tuesday afternoon against an enemy Gilas Pilipinas could have conquered rather easily.And this is a concern as the Filipinos head into what the firebrand coach said is “the belly of our schedule” in the 39th Jones Cup Invitational here.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantlast_img read more

Oakland Breaks 11YearOld Record for November Imports

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The Port of Oakland had its busiest November ever for imports in 2018, shattering an 11-year-old record. The port said that it handled the equivalent of 83,364 loaded 20-foot import containers last month. That beat the old November record of 76,902 containers set in 2007.November imports were up 15 percent over the same period in 2017, a rise which was attributed to the increase in cargo volume due to continued strong U.S. consumer spending.The port added that importers are rushing cargo into the U.S. in case new tariffs are imposed next year as part of the trade war with China.“We’re encouraged by our latest cargo statistics,” said John Driscoll, Port of Oakland Maritime Director.“At the same time, we remain cautious as we approach the new year with uncertainty.”The port’s total volume, including imports, exports and empty containers, was up 5 percent in the first 11 months of 2018. If the trend continues, Oakland is expected to set a new cargo volume record for the third straight year.last_img read more

Montreals famous StViateur bagel shop still rolling 60 years later

first_imgMONTREAL – Ask any Montrealer and they’ll tell you: the bagels taste different here.Chewy, sesame-rolled and slightly sweet, Montreal bagels have become internationally famous — and as Joe Morena would say, it may be better not to mess with a recipe for success.Morena’s store, St-Viateur bagel, celebrated 60 years of bagel-making with a block party in Montreal’s Mile End neighbourhood on Sunday, complete with music, games and, of course, bagels.As on any other day, dozens of people at a time lined up outside the bakery to buy hot bagels, fresh out of the oven and served in brown paper bags.While Montrealers will dispute which shop makes the best bagels in town (some are fiercely loyal to Fairmount bagel a few streets over), most agree it’s the distinctive baking process that gives the city’s bagels their taste.“Since day one we’ve always made the bagels the same way — hand-rolled, boiled in honey water, dipped in sesame and baked in a wood-burning oven,” Morena said.Since he started working at St-Viateur in 1962, Morena says he’s rolled bagels for Leonard Cohen, Celine Dion and William Shatner, among others.He became an owner in 1974, and his three sons have since joined him in the business, which has grown to eight locations in the Montreal area including several cafes.They also have an online site that ships bagels across North America.The formula is also spreading in other ways, as a number of Montreal-style bagel shops have been cropping up in other cities — many run by former employees.Irfan Khan, who co-owns a shop in Toronto, said he learned his craft working at a number of Montreal bagel shops including St-Viateur.His Bagel Time shop on Danforth Ave. features a custom-made wood-burning oven, and his bagels are made following the Montreal formula — down to the exact amount of honey in the water, he said.He said many ex-Montrealers have been showing up since he opened three weeks ago, excited for a taste of home.“If you miss anything in the recipe, you can’t get the same taste,” he said in a phone interview.One city that still does thing differently is New York City, whose citizens still prefer a larger, softer style.But when asked to comment on the long-standing rivalry, Moreno stays diplomatic.“They’re used to eating those big fluffy bagels that I don’t consider a bagel,” he said. “But they like their bagels, so who am I (to judge)?last_img read more

Stars Donate To Auction To Help Stop NYUs Expansion Plan

first_imgThe stars have come out for an Online Holiday Auction to stop NYU’s expansion plan.Mark Ruffalo holds a boxed Hulk mask that he will sign for one lucky winner in the online auctionThis holiday season, how would you like to have dessert and drinks with Cynthia Nixon and her wife Christine Marinoni? Have lunch with Bill Moyers, Fran Lebowitz or Lewis Lapham? “Hulk Out” with a signed mask and set of figurines from Mark Ruffalo? Go on a two-hour shopping expedition, to curate your pantry and spice collection, with Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi? Play basketball with John Leguizamo? Get a signed copy of Bianca Jagger’s ‘Arts for Human Rights’ event catalogue? Get a book signed by E.L. Doctorow, a manuscript page from Philip Glass, an uncorrected galley of Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Vol.1, an Alex Katz print, a photograph of William S. Burroughs by Gary Indiana, a painting by actor Joel Grey, signed copies of all Eric Bogosian’s published works, or a signed personal photo by Matthew Modine from the set of Full Metal Jacket? Become the owner of the rare Omas fountain pen that former US Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine used to write The Mercy? Snap up a poster signed by Edward Norton?Hang a gorgeous Carol Friedman photograph of Iggy Pop on your living room wall, tour the best hamburger restaurants in the East Village, or have a private makeup application lesson with Hollywood makeup artist Nicki Ledermann (Boardwalk Empire, Side Effects)?Get your hands on these lots and more in an online auction to help fund the struggle that NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan (NYUFASP) and Village residents and supporters are waging against NYU’s ruinous 2031 expansion plan — a project that will crush the Village. The auction lasts until December 18th.“I can think of no worthier cause than saving the Village from overdevelopment. This neighborhood is one of the most iconic parts of the City and precisely what makes New York so special,” said Padma Lakshmi.Actor Matthew Modine, 30 years a Villager, said, “NYU has moved from being a friendly neighbor to a power hungry, land grabbing, politician buying, bullying Scrooge. I encourage everyone that loves the Village to lend their support and voice to protecting this beloved oasis of Manhattan.”Nearly 170 individuals and businesses have donated items to the auction, which range in value from $25. to $8,000. The silent online auction started yesterday, December 9 and ends December 18.Bidders will base their choices on a range of pictures and descriptions of each item, and will be notified by email when they are outbid.Access the auction here.last_img read more

Glastonbury Live 2016 Album Raises Money For Oxfam

first_imgThe live album made at Glastonbury 2016 is out digitally via Parlophone now!Artists including Coldplay, Muse and Foals have contributed a song recorded during their Glastonbury sets to Oxfam Presents: Stand As One – Live at Glastonbury 2016, in support of Oxfam’s work with refugees worldwide.The CD version of the album is out August 19.The full track list is:1 Coldplay – Birds
2 Foals – What Went Down
3 The Last Shadow Puppets – The Dream Synopsis
4 Jeff Lynne’s Elo – Showdown
5 Chvrches – Bury It
6 New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle
7 Years & Years – Eyes Shut
8 Jess Glynne – Right Here
9 Muse – Starlight
10 Wolf Alice – Giant Peach
11 Editors – Munich *
12 Sigur Rós – Sæglópur
13 John Grant – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
14 Richard Hawley – Tonight The Streets Are Ours
15 Jack Garratt – Worry *
16 Laura Mvula – People
17 Madness – My Girl
18 Baaba Maal – Fulani Rock
19 Jamie Lawson – Someone For Everyone * Download onlyThe album is dedicated to the memory of Jo Cox, MP, a former Oxfam activist, who campaigned tirelessly for refugees.“We are making this special live album from Glastonbury this summer because the scale of the refugee crisis is so huge we simply had to do something,” said Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis. “We want people who are far from home and frightened to know we are doing whatever we can to help. To know the artists who play here are doing whatever they can. To know the people who love their music are doing whatever they can. Now it’s time for world leaders to do the same. All of us – Glastonbury, Oxfam, musicians and music-lovers everywhere must Stand As One to demand action for refugees.”Coldplay said “Right now there are more refugees in the world than at any other time in recent history. They could be us and we could be them. The good news is: we can all help.”Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB Chief Executive said, “We are very grateful to Glastonbury for bringing the weight of the music world in support of people in desperate need. I urge people to stand as one with the millions forced to flee and add their voices to some of the most famous voices in the world – buy the album, sign our petition, and make world leaders meeting in New York in September listen. Given Jo’s tireless work to help refugees both at Oxfam and beyond it felt appropriate to dedicate the album to her.”last_img read more

TIFF Stargazing 101 Getting close to celebs at the fest

first_img Twitter Actress Kate Mara takes a photo with Cynthia McLeod on the red carpet for the movie “Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool” during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2017. Getting a front-row spot at film premieres requires a lot of waiting and patience. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement “Last year was the year that I upped my game,” said McLeod, who’s been snapping photos of celebrities at TIFF for the last five years since moving downtown.“And it all started because (Borg vs McEnroe’s) Shia LaBeouf, the very first opening night, because he didn’t want to talk to people on the red carpet, the reporters — you guys! — he went and did everybody else,” she said. “And he took a picture with everybody. He took everybody’s phone and he handed it back. He called me, ‘Darlin,’” she added with a laugh.Shia LaBeouf takes a selfie with Cynthia McLeod at the Borg/McEnroe premiere during the opening night of TIFF 2017 at Roy Thomson Hall.McLeod says over the years her best TIFF moments have been with the likes of Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Benedict Cumberbatch and worst – because they didn’t stop for fans who had waited to see them – couple Annette Bening and Warren Beatty and Toronto’s own Drake.“I don’t know if anybody wants to get excited about Drake,” she joked of the rapper, who will be introducing drama Monsters and Men on opening night. “I stood out there for Drake and he didn’t come over to fans. It can be kind of exhausting ‘cause if you do it hardcore, it can take hours.” Want to know how to cozy up to A Star is Born’s Bradley Cooper or Lady Gaga for a selfie at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, starting Thursday and running until Sept.16?Or how about getting an autograph from First Man’s Ryan Gosling, a native of London, Ont., or Beautiful Boy’s Timothee Chalamet of Call Me By Your Name fame?Veteran TIFF star gazer (and also the Toronto Sun’s assistant city editor) Cynthia McLeod says it takes time, patience, and a trusty foot stool, but the celebrity encounter is usually worth it in the long run. Facebooklast_img read more

90million Manitoba flood payout on hold over fake claims

first_imgOne of the on-reserve homes flooded intentionally in 2011.Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsA multi-million dollar flood settlement has stalled after some evacuees claim people are making false claims to get money they don’t deserve, APTN News has learned.Lawyer Sabrina Lombardi said a Court of Queen’s Bench judge will be asked later this month to reopen the application process for compensation for personal property.The step is needed to determine who is a real claimant and who is not, Lombardi confirmed in a telephone interview from McKenzie Lake law firm in Toronto.“We will tell the court we hoped the payments would be starting to flow by now but we’ve had this hiccup,” she explained.“The class members were very concerned that…there were people…that maybe either weren’t proper members of the four First Nations or weren’t really ever residing on reserve.”The $90-million settlement won from the Manitoba and federal governments was to be distributed by the end of 2018 but now Lombardi said that won’t happen until the spring of 2019.“It’s not necessarily true that everybody that put forward a claim is eligible,” she said.“The two criteria they had to show was membership in one of the four First Nations and the fact that they resided in Manitoba in 2011.”The delay affects up to 7,000 people from Pinaymootang (Fairford), Little Saskatchewan, Dauphin River and Lake St. Martin, she said.People in those communities had their lives disrupted – and some remain in limbo – after the Manitoba government diverted floodwater to spare more serious damage in the nearby capital of Winnipeg.Area farmland and lakefront cottages were also destroyed.Flood victims sued the provincial and federal governments for damages after compensation was denied.The settlement was approved by a judge in January 2018 and applies to personal belongings – not communal property like housing, infrastructure and land.Compensation for those larger community losses is still being discussed.“Until we can determine who is, in fact, eligible to receive the money we obviously can’t dole it out,” Lombardi added, “and so we’re going back to the court.“There’s a large number of people whose claims aren’t complete enough to make a determination on.”She said a judge will be asked to approve the move that will ask claimants to re-submit claim forms and supporting documents.Eligible adults would receive “disruption payments” of between $42,000 and $67,000 while children would get 10 per cent of that.Still, being asked to wait longer is more hardship for flood victims, said Grant Louis of Little Saskatchewan.“People are still affected by this flood,” he said, listing problems like “sickness, poverty, depression, loneliness and addiction.“Low-income families are stressing and these payments would really help out.”Lombardi didn’t know how many claims were fake but said claimants would see more money in the end because of interest accruing on the money in the meantime.kmartens@aptn.calast_img read more