Go moves on from costly miss in Ateneo loss to La Salle And that proved to be the straw that broke the camel’s back for Ayo, who took off his jacket and slammed it to the floor in frustration.“I always thrive in anger and hatred. I’ve always been there. My players can say that and that’s how I was raised,” he said. “Personally, anger or hatred fuels my adrenaline and it helps me in making right decisions.”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 shutoutHis players responded as La Salle got its act together and went on a decisive 10-0 run to finish the game and hack out a 79-76 victory.“They executed the game plan because we’re not going to quit. We’re not just going to wait there and allow them to beat us. We’re going to do our part, we’re going to compete, and we’re going to do whatever it takes, just to win, in the right way, of course,” he said. “There were lots of distractions, I can say that, in the first round,” admitted Ayo, whose team finished at No. 2 with a 12-2 slate. “But we were able to overcome them and we were able to focus when the second round came. It’s just being focused and being committed to the objective, which is to win the championship,” he said.The Green Archers head to the Final Four against No. 3 Adamson riding a seven-game winning streak.Ayo is confident coming into the duel but he is also wary of the challenge the Falcons present.“It will be a dogfight, for sure. They’re going to prepare against us. Our last game in the second round was close, it was decided less than a minute or two. So for sure, it will be difficult for us. We’re going to prepare against them.”Armed with a twice-to-beat edge, the Green Archers take on the Soaring Falcons on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8002:49La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’02:34UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: DLSU GREEN ARCHERS01:37Protesters 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 De La Salle coach Aldin Ayo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAldin Ayo couldn’t seem to solve what’s puzzling La Salle that it can’t shake off Ateneo on Sunday.Whatever the Bicolano mentor did for the first 30 minutes wasn’t working and the Green Archers found themselves down 12 in the fourth quarter and by seven, 69-76, with 2:24 remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments
SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Read Next Pacquiao had already trolled Mayweather on Twitter just hours after former pound-for-pound king knocked out an overmatched Nasukawa in the first round of their three-round show in Japan.“Here is an early New Year’s resolution. To continue to only fight experienced opponents who are my size or bigger,” Pacquiao tweeted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAnd apparently, the Filipino boxing icon wasn’t done as he shared his two-cents on the fight that drew flak and was even deemed nonsensical by many.“It’s my first time to see an exhibition where you knock your opponent out,” Pacquiao said in an interview with boxingscene.com. “Supposedly, an exhibition is just to entertain people, nothing serious, for three rounds. But that’s what I understand about exhibitions.” TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Mayweather and Pacquiao are again rumored for a rematch after the two met at a music festival in Tokyo last September and more recently four days ago during the game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Charlotte Hornets at Staples Center in Los Angeles.But as of now, Pacquiao, the reigning WBA welterweight champion, is focused on his title defense against Adrien Broner on January 19 in Las Vegas.“I have no problem fighting anybody as long as there is no problems with the negotiations,” said Pacquiao, who lost to Mayweather by unanimous decision in 2015. “My plan is just one at a time.”Mayweather reportedly earned $9 million in his exhibition against the 20-year-old Nasukawa that lasted only two minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Marc Pingris sees Ian Sangalang as his heir apparent Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Manny Pacquiao took another jab at Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his New Year’s Eve exhibition boxing match against up-and-coming Japanese featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion
P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Shaq delos Santos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas is making sure its national team is set for future years to come.The country’s volleyball national sports association on Thursday announced the pools for the men’s, women’s and under-23 pools that will compete in future international tournaments–rosters that had Shaq Delos Santos expressing his satisfaction.ADVERTISEMENT “Personally, I’m happy with the team because we have the height, the skills, and all we need is international exposure,” said Delos Santos.Sisters Dindin Santiago-Manabat and Jaja Santiago stand 6-foot-3 and 6-foot-5, respectively, while Mau, Phillips, and Robins-Hardy are all above six feet.Then, there’s the 5-foot libero Dawn Macandili who was named 2nd Best Libero in the 2017 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championships.Delos Santos, with his pool set, also has the luxury of a long preparation with the Games, which is set on November 30 here in the Philippines.The only thing hindering Delos Santos from making a final schedule for their practices are the players’ commitments to their schools. Some of the players are still in college and are playing for club teams.ADVERTISEMENT “We have a long preparation period but of course, at this point, we can’t push on with regular practices and we understand the players’ sides because they still have commitments to their respective teams,” said Delos Santos, who also coaches Petron in the Philippine Superliga.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Delos Santos, the head coach of the women’s team, said his squad has the perfect mix of old and new faces and that’s the area he said would help sustain the program for years to come.“Actually, that was the plan even before we held the tryouts. The plan was to build a team that has young and old players so there’s a transition and that the program won’t stop if we will play in another tournament,” said Delos Santos in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe women’s pool has 22 members in it wherein the players making the final lineup will play in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.Of the 22 players, nine had prior experience in the Games while the rest are newcomers including Filipino-foreigners Kalei Mau, MJ Phillips, and Alohi Robins-Hardy. Hotshots lock down Aces, earn much-needed win MOST READ View comments
It has been a 43-year long wait for a World Cup trophy and India have put a good account of themselves so far. In the group stages, India put up some scintillating hockey on display but that was just the start – the knockouts start from now and every step they take on that AstroTurf will be crucial.India face the Netherlands in the quarter-finals of the Hockey World Cup 2018 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar and will surely have the backing of thousands in the stands beside that blue turf on Thursday.Even though India’s performance in the World Cup so far shows otherwise, the home team have a huge task against the Netherlands. India have never defeated the mighty Dutch in the World Cup and they will be up against history on Thursday.India have played against the Netherlands six times in the World Cup and have lost five times while one ended in a draw. Manpreet Singh’s men will break a jinx if they manage to get past the Dutch.Going by the current world rankings, there’s not much to differentiate India and the Netherlands. While the Dutch are placed fourth, India are just a place below on fifth. What makes the result all the more unpredictable is the fact that India and the Netherlands last went head to head at the Champions Trophy 2018, where the match ended in a 1-1 draw.The overall head-to-head record between India and the Netherlands belongs to the Dutch, where off the 105 games between the two sides, India have won 33, lost 48 and the rest have ended in draws.advertisementIndian hockey has improved quite a lot in the recent times and that is testified by the fact that since 2013, India have played the Netherlands nine times — both teams have won four games each and one has finished in a draw.India coach Harendra Singh is confident the Manpreet Singh-led Team India is “completely prepared” for the challenge.”We are prepared to solve the challenge physically and mentally. You cannot even take 25% chances in the knockout stage. You have to be prepared for the game,” Singh said.Singh did not agree that the crowd will put India under pressure. In fact he said that his boys know how to cope with the massive home support.”There is no chance that the opposition can easily be in the driving seat. The boys have tested the crowd and they know how to cope with them. The crowd have always stood with us,” Harendra said.India have made it to the semi-final of a Hockey World Cup only thrice and they last reached the last-four stage – in 1975 and then India went on to lift their only title at the major tournament. On Thursday, India will look to get a historic win against the Netherlands in the quarter-finals and take another step towards the elusive title at home.India captain Manpreet Singh was not ruling out the fact the history favoured the Netherlands but he also made it a point to mention the improvement Indian hockey has seen in the past few years.”The past results matter a lot because Netherlands have a better result against us. But, we have played well against them recently. We have also beaten them, drew against them at the Champions Trophy. Indian hockey has improved a lot. The match will be tough and whichever team plays better will win,” Manpreet said.The India-Netherlands duel is expected to be a fast-paced and attacking encounter with both the teams heavily relying on their goal scoring abilities to come out as winners.Both India and Netherlands have scored heavily in the pool stages. While India have scored 12 goals and conceded three, the Dutch have pumped in 18 goals and conceded five.In the likes of captain Billy Bakker, Seve van Ass, Jeroen Hertzberger, Mirco Pruijser, Robbert Kemperman, Thiery Brinkman, the Dutch have got plenty of experience in the midfield and their strike force.The Indians too would be relying on their strikers Mandeep Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Lalit Upadhyay and Akashdeep Singh to continue their good work.With the Kalinga Stadium expected to be packed to its full capacity, there will also be tremendous pressure on the Indian team and the Dutch will be more than happy to exploit any mistake.”This will be not be the first time. We have played in front of big crowds in pool games and in the past as well. We are used to playing in front of big crowds,” Netherlands coach Max Caldas said.advertisement”We always try to play in our own pace, whether it is fast or slow, we like to dictate. We are not concerned about India because we can’t influence what India will do.”Netherlands skipper Bakker added: “The Indian team also has lot of pressure. They need to perform in front of their home crowd. So I feel the pressure is more on the Indian team than us.”(With inputs from agencies)Also Read | Get out from here: Hockey India official insults India players at World Cup
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino hailed his team as “heroes” after Wednesday’s astonishing Champions League quarter-final with Manchester City ended in an away goals win for his team after ending 4-4 on aggregate.The 4-3 win on the night for Manchester City was so nearly 5-3 – and progress to the last four for City – but Raheem Sterling’s stoppage time effort was ruled out by a VAR review which correctly spotted Sergio Aguero off-side.”It was unbelievable – the way it finished,” said Pochettino.”I am so happy, so proud. My players are heroes to be here. I am so happy for them, so happy for the fans,” added the Argentine, who was without injured leading scorer Harry Kane.Pochettino said he had gone through a wild mix of emotions during the final moments as four words flashed up on the big screen – “No goal, VAR, offiside” – confirmed that Sterling’s goal had been over-turned.”In a moment many things happened in your head, the disappointment was massive but they changed the decision,” he added.”That is why we love football. Today we showed great character and great personality it was an unbelievable game.”Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen, who gave the ball away in the build-up to Sterling’s disallowed goal, did not disguise his relief.”I must be one of the luckiest guys on the planet tonight. I thought it was all over but it was a fun game. It was a rollercoaster, we gave them a lot but also got a lot. It was a weird game,” he said.advertisementTottenham’s South Korean forward Son Heung-min, whose two strikes were part of the four goals scored in the opening 11 minutes, said it was an unforgettable game.”I have never seen something like this. It was tough and crazy but we are very proud of our team mates. It was madness,” he said.”Sometimes you are annoyed with VAR but today it is thank you. We fought together for 90 minutes. We showed unbelievable character and fight.”Also Read | Guardiola vows Manchester City will fight for Premier League title even after end of quadruple dreamsAlso Read | Tottenham enter Champions League semis despite 3-4 defeat at Manchester CityAlso Read | Champions League quarters: Guardiola upbeat despite Man City setback at TottenhamAlso Watch | India name 15-man squad for 2019 Cricket World Cup
Antonio Puerta Ramos pays touching tribute to former Sevilla team-mate Antonio Puerta Joe Wright 05:04 8/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Sergio Ramos Real Madrid Sevilla Primera División The Real Madrid skipper marked the 10th anniversary of the death of his close friend with a series of heartfelt social media posts Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has paid tribute to “dear brother” Antonio Puerta, who died 10 years ago on Monday at the age of 22.The 31-year-old posted a series of messages on his social media accounts in recognition of his former Sevilla team-mate.Puerta suffered heart failure during a La Liga match against Getafe at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on August 25. He died in hospital three days later as a result of multiple organ failure brought on by the cardiac arrests, which were attributed to a hereditary heart condition called arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Writing on Twitter and Instagram, Ramos said: “10 years, dear brother. 10 years since you left us.”10 years of a vacuum that we can never understand.10 years of a penalty that will always accompany us.10 years of a life that will never be the same.10 years of a game you deserved to win.”10 years of memories and longing.10 years of feeling close even without being.10 years of victories that will always be yours.10 years of eternity.”Always with you, always with us. “Ramos progressed through the Sevilla youth system with Puerta and played alongside him in the first-team defence until his move to Madrid in 2005.Thousands of fans of Sevilla and bitter rivals Real Betis lined the streets for the defender’s funeral and the Trofeo Antonio Puerta memorial match has been held each year in his honour since 2008.
England Eriksson: Why ‘tired’ England will never win the World Cup Chris Burton 19:39 3/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) England World Cup Premier League The former Three Lions boss believes global glory will remain elusive for as long as the Premier League refuses to introduce a winter break England have been warned by Sven-Goran Eriksson that they will never win the World Cup for as long as the Premier League refuses to introduce a winter break.The Three Lions will go in search of global glory once again this summer, with Gareth Southgate the latest man to be charged with the task of delivering on expectation.There is slightly less pressure on the current boss than Eriksson faced during his spell at the helm, with the Swede having worked with the so-called ‘Golden Generation’ between 2001 and 2006. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He suffered two quarter-final defeats on a World Cup stage and fears England will struggle to progress much past that point while players continue to be pushed to breaking point domestically.Eriksson told The Offside Rule Exclusives : “In 2006 I thought we should win it, I thought there wasn’t any team better than us, so that was a huge disappointment.”He added on the class of 2018: “I think they have a good chance and I’m positive they will do well. They have a lot of new young players who are doing great in the Premier League but they need luck with injuries.“That’s always a big problem for England, that and tiredness. I’ll say it again, they will never win the World Cup if there isn’t a winter break.”Pressed for any advice he would offer to Southgate, Eriksson said: “Do it your way, use your head, don’t listen to other people and don’t read the press.”Eriksson has spent time in domestic and international management since leaving the England post, with Manchester City, Leicester and Mexico among the sides he has worked with.He is now 70, but there remains a desire on his part to stay in football and he has not ruled out taking ownership of a team at some stage in the future.“I will probably go into football in another way. Maybe on TV,” he explained. “Then I think about buying a football club somewhere, not in England, it’s so expensive.“It won’t be in Sweden either because of the rules about club ownership. But, I am planning something which is going to be on a very low level in another country.“I’m not quite ready to slow down. Football has been my life and I miss it. I miss the Saturday or Sunday afternoons when the adrenaline in the body goes up, it’s just not the same watching it on the TV.”
With PM Narendra Modi, 2019 has 15 biopics. Why is Bollywood in love with real stories?Is it the readymade story or the past success of such films, which have made biopics the rage these days? We try and decode Bollywood’s new obsession with the genre. Vibha Maru New DelhiMarch 27, 2019UPDATED: March 27, 2019 19:56 IST From PM Narendra Modi to acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, Bollywood is obsessing over biopics.PM Narendra Modi, the biopic on the Indian Prime Minister, is dominating conversations from drawing rooms to newsroom debates. The Omung Kumar-directed biopic is the latest in the long list of biopics that Bollywood has planned for itself this year. 2019 has 15 biopics in the pipeline, with two of them – Manikarnika on Rani Laxmibai and Thackeray on Bal Thackeray – already been released. We are now looking at the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The number of biopics in 2019 is a straight double from what we saw in 2018. In the coming days, we have big actors from Ranveer Singh and Hrithik Roshan to Deepika Padukone and Janhvi Kapoor, all starring in biopics.But why the sudden interest in biopics? Is it the readymade story or the past success of such films, which have made biopics the rage these days? We try and decode Bollywood’s new obsession with the genre and why filmmakers see such huge potential in these films.BOLLYWOOD’S ‘MOB MENTALITY’Seeing the blockbuster performance of past biopics, like Neerja, Dangal, Dhoni: The Untold Story and more, it is a given that biopics have become the new success mantra that filmmakers swear by. But this also shows that Bollywood is probably running out of fresh ideas. But more than that, it reflects the Hindi film industry’s mob mentality, as director Vikram Bhatt rightly pointed out earlier today.”There are some stories which people even don’t know about but still they watch it. I have been directing films in Bollywood since the last 26-27 years and before that, I was assistant director for 10 years. So in my journey, I have witnessed mob behaviour like this and the trend of biopics is a result of the same.”advertisementHe went on to say, “If a biopic works, people start making biopics. If comedy films work, then people start making comedy films and then if action films start working, they make action films. So it’s a phase and we have to see how long this phase lasts.”‘LACK OF REAL-LIFE HEROES TODAY’Cinema is a reflection of desires and what better than picking a real-life rags-to-riches story and showing it on 70mm! More than feeding the drama, cinema looks to inspire people and since we lack inspiring heroes in this age, filmmakers are flipping the history pages to dig out role models from the past.As Tigmanshu Dhulia, who directed athlete Paan Singh Tomar’s biopic, said, “I feel the society is lacking heroes at the moment, and that is why directors are going in the past to get a hero. The current generation is lacking a hero, an inspiration.”Tigmanshu is currently working on two-three ideas for a biopic. He said, “If I reveal the name now, people might just jump on it. But there are two-three biopics on my mind.” But that trend is not quite true, given that we have biopics coming up on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal in Deepika Padukone’s Chhapaak and Super 30 on Anand Kumar starring Hrithik Roshan. Both of these are ‘common’ heroes, from today. So is the charm of a readymade story at hand that entices filmmakers?READYMADE STORYThe storyline of any film is its key and the most difficult element. It’s the core factor that can make or break a film. And, for a filmmaker, half the job is done when they have a story in hand. Even better if it is picked up from real life.Also, since these stories have been in the public domain for a long time and have been revered by people, biopics have become a sure-shot way of success.FILMMAKERS CASH IN ON FAN BASE OF THE CHARACTERS THEY ARE MAKING BIOPICS ONThis factor mainly comes into play in case of sports and politicians’ biopics. As was seen in the case of films like Dhoni: The Untold Story, Mary Kom, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and more. Apart from the general audience, fans of these sports icons throng the theatres to see their story come into life on 70 mm, in turn benefiting the filmmaker. The same is true for filmmakers when they choose to put on screen the story of a political leader. Take PM Narendra Modi biopic, for example. The film is being released on April 5, less than a week before India goes to polls, and political parties all over the country are knocking on the doors of the Election Commission to get the release of the film deferred. The fear? PM Narendra Modi, the biopic, can sway votes in favour of the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.advertisementSTARS’ LOVE AFFAIR WITH BIOPICSFrom Ranveer Singh in 83, Deepika Padukone in Chhapaak, Ajay Devgn in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Aamir Khan in Osho’s biopic – the list is long and consists of almost all A-listers. And why not? Immortalising a character on screen ends up working in favour of the actor too. In Padmaavat, for example, Ranveer Singh’s fantastic performance as Alauddin Khilji got him laurels from all over the world. Such was his performance, that for a long time after the film was over, Ranveer was addressed as ‘Khilji’ from media interactions to social media. If playing a negative character can get Ranveer the opportunity to be identified as the person he played, imagine what a role like that of Kapil Dev (if done well) can do. Aamir Khan showed the same level of expertise with Mahavir Singh Phogat in Dangal.Will the trend of biopics last long? Or will Bollywood eventually grow out of the phase? Guess we will have to wait and see.ALSO READ| Vivek Oberoi as Narendra Modi chants Ye Desh Nahin Mitne Dunga in first song from biopic. Watch videoALSO READ| Abhishek Bachchan to romance Taapsee Pannu in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Sahir Ludhianvi biopic?ALSO WATCH: Abhishek signs Sahir Ludhianvi biopicGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVibha Maru Tags :Follow Aamir KhanFollow Deepika PadukoneFollow Ranvir SinghFollow Janhvi Kapoor
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… every December music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins hosts a magical evening of Christmas carols, celebrity readings and sparkling musical performances at St Luke’s Church in Chelsea.In 2015, they are welcoming back actor Bill Nighy, who will once again read for them, with more guest readers and performers to be announced soon.The service in 2014 saw Bill Nighy, Anneka Rice, Dame Eileen Atkins, Kit Harington, Gary Kemp and Jessie Buckley all give festive readings. Guests were also treated to festive performances from Rebecca Ferguson of X Factor fame and Britain’s Got Talent finalists Jack Pack.This event is always one of the most popular events in Nordoff Robbins’ fundraising calendar, bringing together family, friends and supporters in a celebration of music. When: Tuesday 15th December 2015 Where: St Luke’s Church, Chelsea Cost: £45For info and tickets, contact Nordoff Robbins here.
Comedian Chris Gethard’s one-man show Career Suicide aired on HBO. (SUPPLIED PHOTO) Twitter Korean-American Joel Kim Booster has a new album Model Minority and was just named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch in 2018. Abrasive, dark American standup Tony Hinchcliffe got some attention with his innovative 2016 comedy special, One Shot(on, yes, Netflix) filmed in one continuous take. Login/Register With: Advertisement Acaster is an English comedian and Edinburgh Fringe Festival institution whose latest special, James Acaster: Repertoire is available on Netflix. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Jo Firestone’s half-hour special aired on Comedy Central this year and she’s the creator of Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers. Advertisement The JFL42 comedy festival, had already announced its initial slate of acts and then added Joe Rogan, announced an armload of more comedians coming to the festival this September in Toronto: Chris Gethard, Baron Vaughn, James Acaster, Tony Hinchcliffe, Joel Kim Booster and Jo Firestone.The most prominent names are arguably Chris Gethard — a veteran TV host and podcaster who performed his most recent one-man show Career Suicide at Royal Cinema last year — and Vaughn, known for work on two Netflix series: voicing Tom Servo the rebooted Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and being a live-action co-star on Netflix’s Grace and Frankie. Also joining the roster of the fest, running Sept. 20-29: Advertisement Facebook Both Gethard and Hinchcliffe will be taping episodes of their respective podcasts — Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People Podcast and Kill Tony — at ComedyCon, the parallel podcasting event running in Toronto during the day during JFL42.Previously announced headliners at the festival include Hannibal Buress, Seth Meyers and Jo Koy. Also in the lineup are Lil Rey Howery, Maria Bamford, Ryan Hamilton, Jeff Ross and more, including someone called Ismo.Tickets and passed for the above are available at JFL42.com.By GARNET FRASER | Toronto Star
NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:Procter & Gamble Co., up $4.41 to $120.41.The maker of Charmin toilet paper and other consumer products beat Wall Street’s fiscal fourth quarter financial forecasts.Capital One Financial Corp., down $5.71 to $91.21.The bank said a hacker gained access to personal information from more than 100 million Capital One credit applications.NXP Semiconductors N.V., up $1.56 to $105.79.The chipmaker gave investors a disappointing revenue forecast for the third quarter and said global demand remains weak.RingCentral Inc., up $13.96 to $140.11.The cloud-based phone system provider beat analysts’ second quarter earnings expectations and gave a solid financial forecast.Dish Network Corp., down $3.33 to $34.95.The satellite television provider’s second quarter profit fell short of Wall Street forecasts.Cognex Corp., up $3.82 to $46.11.The machine vision systems company is facing slower demand from consumer electronics and gave investors a weak revenue forecast.McDermott International Inc., down $3.56 to $6.52.The maker of offshore drilling platforms slashed its financial forecast for the year and now expects a loss.Under Armour Inc., down $3.34 to $21.05.The sports apparel company’s second quarter revenue fell short of Wall Street expectations and it gave weak profit guidance for the year.The Associated Press
“This one-year pilot programme is a first step in our efforts to ease the suffering of people in Myanmar living with the disease and help to slow its spread,” World Food Programme (WFP) country director Bhim Udas said. “The food gives these poor families a better chance for survival, and serves to prevent the practices that trigger infection, like migrant or sex work.”WFP will give a monthly ration of 65 kilograms of rice for nine months to some 400 families in central Myanmar, a poor part of the country whose central trucking routes have abetted the spread of HIV/AIDS. The food is to be distributed as part of a package of “home-based” community care administered by the Myanmar Nurses Association.Fifteen per cent of those receiving the rice are tuberculosis patients for whom the food serves as an incentive to continue long-term follow-up treatment. Mr. Udas said the programme is set to expand to Shan state in the east later this year. Myanmar is the second Asian country to benefit from this type of WFP project. A programme for 4,000 households was launched in Cambodia last year.UN agencies estimate that between 300,000 and 500,000 people in Myanmar have HIV and that 2.2 per cent of pregnant women are infected, more than twice the benchmark of 1 per cent used by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO) to identify a generalized epidemic.This puts Myanmar – along with Cambodia and Thailand – at the top of the regional list. One reason for the spike is Myanmar’s geographic location: sharing borders with countries with high HIV levels makes it vulnerable to cross-border infection from migrant workers.
B.C. tourism businesses feeling affects of wildfires, reporting cancellations KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Tourism officials are starting to assess the impact of devastating wildfires in British Columbia and have received mixed feedback on the toll so far on the travel sector.Maya Lange of Destination BC, the province’s tourism planning and marketing corporation, said businesses outside the fire zone have complained of cancellations.“Unfortunately some of our regions and communities that may be hundreds of kilometres away from the impacted areas have reported cancellations from folks across Canada, the U.S. and overseas because the information they are receiving leads them to believe that B.C. is burning,” Lange said in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday.Most evidence of a slow down in tourism has been anecdotal and Lange said data reflecting the financial implications won’t be ready for another two to three months.But the number of tourists coming into the province week-to-week has remained on track. That may mean visitors are changing their travel plans within the province rather than cancelling their trips entirely, Lange said.“We also want to make sure that tourism operators outside the impacted zones do not suffer due to a lack of understanding as to where the fires are or an assumption that it is too dangerous to travel in B.C.,” she said.Destinations BC has been working to inform potential and current visitors about the areas of the province impacted by wildfires, and Lange said the message appears to be getting through that not all of B.C. is burning.Jeff Leahy with BC Parks said officials understand restrictions and closures to the backcountry and parks, especially in the hard-hit Cariboo region, can have a significant impact on businesses that rely on access to those areas.“Any decision to close a park has not been taken lightly and has been made based on the current threat we are facing as a province,” he said.Destination BC plans to increase its marketing for areas that have been affected by the fires once the regions are safe to travel to in an effort to hasten economic recovery, Lange said.There are 150 fires burning in the province, 22 of which started on Tuesday by lightning.BC Wildfire Service spokesman Kevin Skrepnek said a change in weather coming Friday has the potential to bring some relief if significant rain falls in the right regions.The low pressure system is expected to bring cooler temperatures and a chance of rain, while inflow winds from the ocean will help clear smoke hanging over the south coast.He said the changing weather could also bring winds and lightning that may hinder the situation, and the public is asked to continue following open fire and off-road vehicle restrictions.The B.C. Conservation Service said it handed out 19 tickets and fines of $1,150 each over the long weekend to people who flouted a campfire ban that covers much of the province.Chris Doyle, the deputy chief with the service, said ignorance isn’t an excuse because the campfire ban and fire danger has been very well promoted through the media, on social media and with signage.He said it would be difficult for anyone heading into the woods not to know about the campfire ban.The wildfire service says on average, 40 per cent of fires are caused by humans and preventing those helps direct more resources toward naturally-occurring lightning caused fires. by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 9, 2017 3:25 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 10, 2017 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A trailer parked at a campground in Savona, B.C., is seen as the Elephant Hill wildfire burns in the distance near Clinton, illuminating smoke in the sky during the early morning hours of Sunday July 30, 2017. Tourism officials are starting to assess the impact of devastating wildfires in British Columbia and have received mixed feedback on the toll so far on the travel sector.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Witnesses described seeing a large number of officers in the area, including a significant number of police vehicles.Adam Court, 26, owner of the local media network Complete Traffic, told the Press Association: “We heard a lot of sirens heading towards the far end of the street and traffic coming to a swift halt.”The road is plagued with a history of serious collisions so this was nothing out of the ordinary.”But it was the sheer number of police officers at the scene that caused initial concern.”The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) confirmed it has opened an inquiry after West Midlands Police reported the fatality during a “pre-planned operation”. The IPOC confirmed it is investigating the fatality after it was referred by police. It a statement last night it said there was “no indication” that Mr Fitzgerald “was shot in the back.”The area around the scene remained cordoned off on Saturday.Earlier Cory Brown, a 28-year-old groundworker, claimed Mr Fitzgerald, a car trader who once served as a soldier, said he suspected police raided the property because they believe cannabis was growing inside. He claimed the men inside the home were “unarmed” and that his friend was “shot in the back” as he tried to flee. Mr Brown said: “All of the lads inside the house were my friends.”From what we can gather, they have ran away out of the house because the police raided it.”The police climbed up ladders and went through windows, almost like it was World War Three.”Obviously any person in their right mind would’ve been scared and ran away.”They’ve ran and Sean has been shot in the back by an officer.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Police outside the address in Coventry where a man was shot dead.Credit:Adam Court/@CtrafficUK A 31-year-old former solider was shot dead by police during a raid in Coventry, where two others were also arrested.Friends of Sean Fitzgerald, said he had been “unarmed” and shot in the back, but on Saturday the police watchdog said there was no evidence of this.The Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) said that police body camera footage showed “no indication” that Mr Fitzgerald had been shot in the back. A friend of Mr Fitzgerald earlier said he was visiting a home in Burnaby Road on Friday night when police used ladders to burst into the property.West Midlands Police confirmed one man was shot dead and two men were detained following what was described as an “intelligence-led operation”. Officers executed a warrant at an address in the street at around 6.20pm. The area remained cordoned off todayCredit:Dave Warren/London News Pictures IOPC regional director Amanda Rowe: “Our investigation is in its very early stages and we will be working hard to establish what happened. My thoughts are with the man’s family and all of those affected by this incident.”The next steps will be to view the body worn video footage and establish if there are any local CCTV recordings. At this stage we are looking at the circumstances of the incident and all officers remain witnesses to our investigation.”
Source: PA Archive/Press Association ImagesBut not soccer players. Never soccer players.Amy Huberman Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall IrelandShe has the life all Irish girls want. Lovely career, lovely rugby-playing husband, lovely baby, lovely life. And she’s funny too! Wow.Being bitchy, but passing it off as concern Source: Shutterstock“Mary’s looking heavier, isn’t she? After the break-up with Brian. Sure no wonder, she was devastated. Poor thing.”Penneys Source: Flickr/miguev-mapsThis top was FIVE EURO. Yeah! Three other girls in the pub are wearing the same one, but like…FIVE EURO. (And you can pick up some Sally Hansen there too.)Group photos on nights out Source: Flickr/ahisgettPutting the camera on timer, adopting the most flattering pose (usually a half squat with hands on hips), and pouting like life depends on it.Instagram Source: journal-dailyedge#me #selfie #girl #fun #fashion #friends #nomakeup #nofilterRefusing to take a compliment Source: Survivingcollege“Aisling, your hair looks lovely.” “THIS? Oh god, it’s like a bird’s nest. And it’s SO GREASY. Yours is lovely though, where did you get it done?” “MY HAIR? Look at my roots! They’re disgusting. But where did you get your dress?”An Open Love Letter to the Men of Ireland>The Burning Question*: What is this called?> WHAT ARE IRISH GIRLS made of?Sugar and spice and all things nice, to be sure, but the rest is part WKD, part fake tan, and a few of Penneys’ cheap as chips accessories.Here are a few things Irish girls love more than anything else in the whole world.Don’t worry lads – you’re up tomorrow.Sally Hansen Source: SallyhansenFoundation for your legs. Sprays on, washes off in patches in the drizzle that normally accompanies most nights on the town in Ireland.“Fat man” pants Source: Richmond ClassicsThose huge, baggy tracksuit bottoms solely reserved for hangover days/general lazing around the house. Often paired with the “hun bun” – when the hair is piled on top of the head haphazardly and secured with a hair tie.Bare legs Source: Flickr/Garry KnightAll weather, any time of year. This is facilitated considerably by our good friend Sally Hansen.Rugby/GAA players
OUR CHILDREN’S HEALTH campaign will hold their first “peaceful” protest outside the gates of Government buildings today.The group, which only launched last week, are calling on the government to amend the Health Act of 1970 so that any child diagnosed with a serious illness or congenital condition is automatically entitled to a full medical card.Discretionary medical cardsFigures obtained by TheJournal.ie shows that of those eligible for discretionary medical cards in January 2013 (63,126) just 46,535 now have a discretionary medical card.Since the launch of their website and petition the group has already managed to collect over 50,000 signatures.Minister of State for Primary Care Alex White has agreed to a meeting with the group, while both Billy Kelleher of Fianna Fail and Caoimhghín O’Caoláin of Sinn Fein have also agreed to meet and offer support.ResponsesCampaigner Peter Fitzpatrick, who set up the group with is brother-in-law Kevin Shorthall after Kevin’s daughter had to struggle to retain her medical card after being diagnosed with Leukaemia , said they had received an initial acknowledgement from the Minister for Health James Reilly and the Taoiseach Enda Kenny.However, he said they will await a full response.As part of their campaign pledge the group said they would be holding lunchtime “Shows of Suport” outside the office of An Taoiseach, Government Buildings, Merrion Street, Dublin 2.“Tuesday marks the first of our “Shows of Support”. From then on, we will maintain a presence outside Government Buildings every morning the Dail is in session, indefinitely,” they said.The group said they will be holding a 20 foot banner and are urging people to sign the back of it. They urged people to come and take part in what they say is a “dignified, peaceful campaign”.The demonstration takes place from 1-2pm.Read: Over 50,000 sign petition over discretionary medical cards as parents say ‘no more’>Read: ‘They took the medical card from our little girl. She has Cerebral Palsy and may never walk’>
As part of the ‘Speak Greek in March…And Not Only’ Campaign, a seminar is being hosted in Melbourne next month to explore the Greek language in Australia.Featuring an impressive line-up of speakers from varying sectors, the aim of the seminar is to examine the current reality of Greek language use in the diaspora with regards to the problems and challenges being faced. Aside from past and present, it will also look at future activities, innovations and ideas from educators, organisations and individuals who are interested in promoting and retaining the language.Emphasis will also be placed on identifying solutions to these challenges, and exploring ways on how to improve matters, as well as investigating ways to keep the Greek alive in Australia.Convener of the Campaign and member of the seminar’s Organising Committee, Mike Zafiropoulos AM will open the six-part event with an introduction. The first session, will be presented by Professor Vrasidas Karalis from the University of Sydney’s Department of Modern Greek, who will comment on the current state of affairs, trends, experiences and perspectives of countries like Australia in the Greek diaspora.The second session will be chaired by Dr Thanasis Spilias, tackling the role of Greek language schools and other educational organisations, support of Australian and Greek governments, challenges, suggestions for improvements, innovation, cooperation, coordination, and experiences of other language communities. Taking part will be La Trobe University Research Associate, Dr Chris Fifis; Greek Consul for Education, Australia and New Zealand Dr Georgia Nikolaidou; Chair of Community Languages Australia, Tasos Douvartzides; Chair of the Association of Greek Language and Culture Schools, Iakovos Garivaldis OAM; Principal of the Greek Community Schools, Manos Tzimpragos; and Principal of Nestoras College, John Kostarakis.The third session will explore experiences of individuals, such as descendants of mixed marriages, non-Greeks who speak Greek, students of the Greek language who are recipients of scholarships and awards, as well as the role of parents and grandparents.Taking part will be President of the Greek Australian Cultural League, Cathy Alexopoulos OAM; second generation mother and Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) Vice President, Tammy Iliou; 18-year-old app producer, Fotios Tsiouklas; mixed marriage descendant mother, Vasso Zangali; non-Greek background student of Greek, Katrina Zika; grandfather Grigorios Bairamis; and grandmother Ioanna Liakakou.READ MORE: Keeping kids interested in the Greek language? There’s an app for thatThe fourth session will bring attention to experiences of Greek community media, and its contribution to the retention and promotion of the Greek language.General Secretary of the Hellenic Interparliamentary Association and former Victorian Government Minister, John Pandazopoulos will chair the discussion, featuring Neos Kosmos‘ own editor-in-chief, Sotiris Hatzimanolis; general manager of 3XY and Ta Nea, Ross Alatzas; and executive producer of SBS Radio Greek Program, Themis Kallos.Kyriakos Amanatidis OAM will chair the fifth session, which will delve into the experiences of day schools, Greek language in the curriculum, along with their contribution to the retention and promotion of the Greek language. Taking part will be Principal of Alphington Grammar Dr Vivianne Nikou; Head of Junior School St John’s College, Agatha Anamourlis; and head of LOTE at Oakleigh Grammar, Kiki Kousourakis.The final session will bring the focus to the future, looking into perspectives, funding, the role of providers and community organisations. They will also discuss the possibility of creating a Hellenic Language Foundation, cooperation with other language minorities, and pertinent proposals for strengthening the language.It will be chaired by La Trobe University lecturer Dr Dimitrios Gonis with participating speakers Dean Kalimniou, a lawyer, journalist, and poet; La Trobe University’s Greek Studies Program coordinator, Dr Stephie Nikoloudis; La Trobe University Research Associate, Dr Maria Herodotou; GCM Education Committee member, Dr Nick Dallas; and Director, Master of FinTech at Swinburne University, Dr Dimitrios Salambasis.Sponsored by Nick Andrianakos and the Bank of Sydney, the Seminar will be telecast and webcast by Channel 31.The seminar will take place on Sunday 26 May at the Greek Centre (168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne) at 2.00 pm. Free to attend. To register, visit https://bit.ly/2PfvXn9READ MORE: iCry2Talk: Greek student creates app that ‘translates’ baby cries Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
NEW YORK—The final day of the Folio: Show here at the Marriott Marquis began with a breakfast keynote panel discussion featuring four magazine publishing CMOs. The ever-present changes in the ways readers access and perceive magazines—and in the readers themselves—continually necessitates creativity and flexibility among marketers, publishers and editors alike. One thing that is clear, though, is that a magazine’s most powerful leveraging tool is the intimate knowledge of and constant reach to an engaged audience whose trust has not only been earned, but carefully maintained. “Clients look to us to create branded content because we know our audience, we have a trusted voice and we’ve been speaking to that audience for years,” said Murphy. The discussion then turned from ways of generating audience and data analysis to ways of using it to position brands as powerful connections between advertisers and readers. “Many clients came looking for specific brands to advertise with,” Rhee continued. “The solution we found as we went deeper into those conversations was that we can actually sell across a number of brands.” While attendees numbering in the hundreds finished breakfast in the Westside Ballroom, Hunt described the way Vox analyzes and organizes audience data. “Highlighting audiences has become critical, shining a light on our reader base and allowing us to segment our brands into like-minded groups,” added Murphy. “A big area taking off in client services is customer research,” said Rhee. “We have the audience. We have an understanding of how to speak to them. That conversation feeds on itself and really builds a powerful relationship with clients.” “For a long time, brands were told, ‘Think like a media company,’” Hunt added, “We can be that solution.” “Services can go anywhere from social media, to events, to media planning,” said Murphy, adding, “Recently, we’ve seen tremendous growth in brand licensing, such as our Outdoor Life clothing line.” “We over-index for purchase power and factors like readers with higher education,” Hunt said. “Data ops allows us to find specific audiences, wherever they live in our portfolio of brands.” Diversity in services, too, is rapidly becoming a major component of marketing and building a client-publisher connection. “We have increasingly been asked to take over content from a nuts and bolts standpoint,” said Monroe. “What we did was bring formerly separate teams together and created a formal internal studio—a full service offering. This started new conversations with clients about our capabilities.” As marketing managers in a rapidly changing industry, Jonathan Hunt, global marketing VP at Vox Media, Elizabeth Burnham Murphy, CMO of Bonnier Corp., Minna Rhee, CMO at SourceMedia and Michael Monroe, VP of advertising at Forbes collectively shed light on what’s worked for them when attempting to reach new audiences on multiple platforms, and by extension sell those audiences to advertisers. Another service magazine publishers can offer is live events, said Hunt. Monroe agreed, stating that it was one of the areas in which Forbes has seen considerable growth, along with an increasing international presence which, in turn, has opened even more event possibilities. Rhee echoed those sentiments, explaining how standardizing experiences across SourceMedia’s various B2B brands and targeting audiences across different sites opened up a number of new sales opportunities.