Salt Lake City Stars Coach Martin Schiller Hired By Lithuanian Club Zalgiris

first_imgJuly 14, 2020 /Sports News – Local Salt Lake City Stars Coach Martin Schiller Hired By Lithuanian Club Zalgiris Tags: Salt Lake City Stars FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Tuesday morning, the Salt Lake City Stars announced they will be in the market for a new head coach.Head coach Martin Schiller, per an announcement from Zalgiris Kaunas of the Lithuanian Basketball League, will head to the Baltic States as this squad’s new head coach.Schiller was 76-67 (.531) in three seasons with the Stars.After a slow start to his career, Schiller had led the Stars to a 30-12 (.714) record in 2019-20 before COVID-19 canceled the rest of the season in March.Per a June announcement, Schiller was named as the NBA G League’s Coach of the Year as the Stars’ 30-12 record was the best in the G-League’s Western Conference.The Stars’ 30 wins in 2019-20 before the cancellation were the most in franchise history in a season.Schiller also showed his mentoring skills as two of his players, Juwan Morgan (Utah Jazz) and William Howard (Houston Rockets) advanced to the NBA this past season.Schiller’s two consecutive winning seasons in 2018-19 and 2019-20 also helped reverse a trend that had seen the Stars post eight consecutive losing seasons.A native Austrian, Schiller has strong connections in the international basketball community. Schiller has previously coached in his native Austria and Germany before moving to the G-League as the Stars’ head coach in the 2017-18 season.By virtue of finishing the season with the Western Conference’s best record, the Stars earned a $10,000 donation toward a charity of their choice. The $10,000 in question was to be donated to represent justice which the Stars chose as their beneficiary. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Australian, Japanese & US Top Defense Officials Outline Strategic Cooperation Goals

first_img June 4, 2013 View post tag: Defence View post tag: Defense View post tag: STRATEGIC View post tag: Top View post tag: Japanese View post tag: Naval View post tag: Outline Australian, Japanese & US Top Defense Officials Outline Strategic Cooperation Goals View post tag: Minister View post tag: News by topic Australian Minister for Defence Stephen Smith, Japanese Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera, and U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel held trilateral defence ministerial talks in Singapore June 1 on the margins of the International Institute of Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue. This was the second meeting of its kind among the three nations’ top defense officials.The defence ministers exchanged views on the regional security situation, and share the recognition that North Korea constitutes a serious destabilizing factor for the entire East Asian region. They discussed opportunities for strengthening trilateral cooperative efforts, through information sharing, joint military training and exercise coordination. They will conduct a joint study on defence capacity building efforts in Southeast Asia and Oceania.The three ministers outlined the following strategic goals for trilateral cooperation:Build a community of interest in the region that promotes peaceful resolution of disputes in accordance with international law and that establishes defence cooperation as a regional norm.Strengthen our capacity to respond to regional challenges, including regional disasters, and provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, through increased practical cooperation.Promote freedom of navigation and maritime security in the region’s sea lanes, and other international rights.Improve regional defence capacities to support long term regional peace and stability.As a stabilising regional presence, build confidence and encourage transparency within the region.Building on these strategic goals, the three ministers pledged to continue progress on the action plan as agreed last year to promote a dynamic and flexible trilateral defence relationship in order to enhance the security and prosperity of the region.[mappress]Press Release, June 4, 2013; Image: Australian MoD View post tag: Navy Authorities View post tag: goals View post tag: officials View post tag: Australian Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian, Japanese & US Top Defense Officials Outline Strategic Cooperation Goals View post tag: Cooperation View post tag: US Share this articlelast_img read more

Documents about a documentary film festival

first_imgWhen I first heard about theOxdox festival, I couldn’tbelieve my ears: a week ofhundreds of documentary films frommore than thirty countries, showingin five different locations aroundOxford, featuring post-screeningtalks with directors, dancing interludes,video-tech booths, performingmonkeys (a slight embellishment,perhaps, but not out of thequestion), photographic exhibitions,new directors’ workshops, localschools’ film projects. Just scanningthe website makes you dizzy. Aftera much-needed lie-down in a darkenedroom, I launched my plan ofattack to navigate the overwhelmingprogramme of films and events.One cannot fault the ambition ofthe festival, which in its third yearhas struck an impressive balance betweenhonouring some of the genre’smost celebrated directors and promotingthe unsung champions ofdocumentary film-making in 2005.It features a retrospective of the filmsof Nicholas Philibert, perhaps bestknown for Etre et Avoir (2002), alow-key feature documenting theminutiae of everyday life in an infantschool in rural France, whichhas grown to be France’s most successfuldocumentary of all time. Philibertis present for post-screeningdiscussions of his films, as is Britishdirector Michael Grigsby, whose televisiondocumentaries have enjoyedwide acclaim since the 1960s, andKim Longinotto, prominent amonga burgeoning set of female documentarymakers in the UK.Such famous faces are not the onlycause for excitement, however, as thelesser-known films, despite their sundrysubjects and locations, all have incommon not only a duty to informbut a desire to entertain. The festivaloccurs at a curious juncture in theworld of documentary film-making,for both the big screen and the small.The recent boost in popularity of thedocumentary underscores the growingcommon desire for immediatelyself-reflexive art, a knee-jerk culturalresponse in the west to the shock of9/11 and one that has been fuelled inno small part by tabloid scaremongering.The result has seen the qualityand popularity of documentary filmsin the past few years surge in a directlyinverse proportion, explaining theunmerited success of US sensationalistand often propagandist filmssuch as Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit9/11 (2004) and Morgan Spurlock’sSuper Size Me (2004). These filmsserved respectively to impart two little-known gems of wisdom to theirviewers: firstly, that Bush fellow reallyisn’t the brightest button in thebox, and secondly, it turns out thatthe human body doesn’t take well tosubsisting only on McDonald’s finesthydrogenated vegetable fat andcow offal.Thankfully, the Oxdox programmeis wholeheartedly bucking the mainstreamtrend towards such opportunistand uninformative documentarieswith a series of films that offerall that the viewer expects and more.British director Paul O’Connor’sfilm The Only Clown in the Village,for example, purports to serveas a reminder of the continuing andlong-lasting devastation in the areashit by the Asian tsunami last Christmas,the initial blanket media coverageof which has since slowly fizzledout. The film more than fills its brief,however; in addition to its commitmentto such a worthy cause, thrownin is a touching and funny portrait ofthe young Kingsley Perera, the onlyAsian clown registered in Britain,who travels to Sri Lanka to offer hishumble services as an entertainer tothe victims of the disaster, and to rediscoverhis roots.Like all the films I have seen in thefestival so far, O’Connor’s is pervadedby a universal spirit of good humourwhich is both disarming andhumbling to the viewer, given howconspicuously it belies the gravityand hardship of the situation that theindividuals and communities portrayedfind themselves in. Furthermore,the directors featured in Oxdoxappear refreshingly without ego,again unlike the self-serving style ofMichael Moore. This is an approachLonginotto favours in her new filmSisters In Law, depicting the experiencesof female judges in the highlypatriarchal West African society, inwhich she aims for an ’un-authored’vision of a ’universal story’. This descriptioncould well be applied to allof the films in the festival, a welcomethought given the warning from thepromotional blurb which has beenringing in my ears this week: “youwill need to see at least 12 films a daynot to miss out!”Oxdox runs until Friday 28 October.For further information see www.oxdox.comARCHIVE: 3rd week MT 2005last_img read more

Boating Incident Leaves One Dead

first_imgBy MADDY VITALEOne person is dead and another was being treated for injuries in a case that began Wednesday morning with a boat that washed ashore without any passengers in the north end waters of Ocean City.The call came in at 11:58 a.m. Troopers from the State Police Atlantic City Marine Station  were first on the scene, along with the U.S. Coast Guard. “We originally responded to a call that came out as an unoccupied vessel. The details on what happened are under investigation,” said Trooper Charles Marchan. “But we have one confirmed fatality.”Authorities spread out across the north end beach to conduct an investigation.The boat washed ashore at Seacliff Road.During the preliminary investigation, troopers determined that a single vessel accident resulted in fatal injuries to a 59-year-old man and injuries to a 73-year-old man, who was taken to an area hospital. No further details were immediately released about the men, including their names or hometowns.The accident remains under investigation.“The case is an active and open investigation at this time,” Marchan said.Ocean City fire and beach patrol personnel and Longport beach and fire officials were also notified and on scene. The story is developing and will have updates as they become available.Teams from police, Coast Guard, fire and beach patrols respond to the scene. A cellphone aboard the recreational fishing boat helped police in identifying one of the boaters.last_img read more

MGMT Share Bizarre Video For “Me And Michael” Ahead Of First New Album In Five Years [Watch]

first_imgMGMT will release Little Dark Age, their first album in five years, this Friday, February 9th via Columbia Records. The band, made famous through their early-to-mid 2000s hits “Kids” and “Electric Feel,” returned to the stage last summer, and has been actively touring since. Since the announcement of the album’s coming release, the band has released a handful of singles, including “When You Die”, “Hand It Over”, and the album’s title track. Today, the band has shared yet another single to get fans ready for Little Dark Age, and a bizarre new music video to go along with it.Andrew VanWyngarden (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass guitar, drums, percussion) and Ben Goldwasser (vocals, keyboards, guitar, percussion) go on a sort of abstract psychedelic quest when they find a cool song by a Filipino rock band called True Faith online and decide that they’re going to “steal it.” (Note: the band in the video is real, but the “stolen” song in question is not). The video, which echoes the worst of your lysergic nightmares, follows Andrew and Ben as they use the stolen song to make themselves famous and successful, and are eventually called out and disgraced for their piracy and plagiarism—although they do get a surprise happy ending. The track itself is a sunny, 80’s-style analog groove, but the video portrays a much more somber tone.MGMT  – “Me and Michael”[Video: MGMTVEVO]The real True Faith also recorded their own version of “Ako at si Michael”, the copied song referenced in the video. You can listen to it below.True Faith – “Ako at si Michael”[Video: ABS-CBN Starmusic]You can catch MGMT on the road this spring. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to their website. See below for a full track listing, and get excited with a short “making of” video made by David MacNutt, via MGMT Facebook.MGMT’s Little Dark Age Tracklist:1. She Works Out Too Much2. Little Dark Age3. When You Die4. Me and Michael5. TSLAMP6. James7. Days That Got Away8. One Thing Left To Try9. When You’re Small10. Hand It Over[H/T – Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

Religion is changing, fellowship too

first_img Growing numbers of people are finding meaningful community in places outside of church. Learn how the CEO of CrossFit, Greg Glassman, thinks of his work as church, perhaps even religion. Thurston and ter Kuile selected 10 organizations to study more closely, using six themes: community, personal transformation, social transformation, purpose-finding, creativity, and accountability. What they found were many common threads and themes when speaking to leaders of the organizations.“What you will see among young people is that they are indeed participating in communities and they are in communities that are some ways mirroring the function that religious communities have served,” Thurston said. “These are communities that are helping people aspire towards goals and transform themselves and work towards change and hold each other accountable to make things better and inspiring creativity and inspiring people to find their purpose and mission in life.“All these kinds of key functions that a community can serve.”At CrossFit — a company with 4 million users —members join a close-knit community of people trying to better themselves through physical fitness. Members have organized fundraisers and other drives to aid friends and CrossFit colleagues going through illnesses or other extraordinary circumstances.At the Dinner Table, members get together over a homemade meal to discuss personal loss. It is there that the 20- to 30-somethings begin to heal by creating a safe place to talk about feelings and emotions.For some of the organization leaders, grasping the study and questioning was didn’t take immediately, according to ter Kuile. Several leaders got the spiritual connection right away, while others needed time to think about how their work might possibly mirror religion and deep community building.Ter Kuile said that CrossFit, which is talked about in and out of its circles as a cult-like way for people to work out, came on board immediately. Greg Glassman, CEO of CrossFit, spoke at Harvard Divinity School earlier this month.Thurston and ter Kuile’s work is continuing as more and more community-based organizations like the ones they studied come into existence. The next step for the research is to find out if these organizations have a responsibility to play more significant roles in the community as more millennials shift away from religion.“These things are actually religious. You should treat these institutions as religious options that people find,” said ter Kuile. “That’s a difficult thing to hear if you are a church or for other denominations. At the same time it’s exciting, as well. Instead of worshiping in wooden church pews, CrossFit has millennials jumping on top of wooden boxes until exhaustion hits. The workout is not intended to replace church, but to build community.With millennials leaving religious affiliations at an alarming rate, an increasing number are joining organizations that blend of sense of community, a sense of self-awareness, and a resemblance to religion, according to a study titled “How We Gather,” researched by two students at Harvard Divinity School.“We are offering a challenge, and this is more of a challenge to the world of religion, that … if you think religion is dying, we are saying religion is changing,” said Casper ter Kuile, co-author of the Harvard study.Millennials, the generation of 18- to 34-year-olds, are not practicing religion the same way their parents and grandparents did. According to a Pew Research Center study, more than one-third of millennials are not affiliated with a religion, which is double the number of baby boomers who identify as unaffiliated.Additionally, another Pew study released this week indicated that about one-quarter of American millennials say they attend religious services on a weekly basis, and about half say they believe in God with absolute certainty, compared with seven in 10 Americans in the silent generation (those born in the mid-1920s to 1940s) and the baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964).These were trends that Angie Thurston, co-author of “How We Gather,” started to notice before she came to Harvard. Thurston began charting the organizations that millennials are joining to find a deeper sense of community. When she came to the Divinity School she met ter Kuile, who is training to become a minister for nonreligious people. That’s when Thurston’s small spreadsheet turned into a galaxy of more than 100 different institutions and organizations, and the two decided to get to work on their research.“By the time we had about 100 organizations we thought, ‘OK, maybe we should talk to some of these people,’” Thurston said.CrossFit as church?! <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oc8ZRKDCyU” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/9oc8ZRKDCyU/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a>last_img read more

Watch the First Trailer of Sutton Foster’s New TV Series Younger

first_img View Comments Star Files Sutton Foster’s Younger has set its premiere date! The TV Land show, which the two-time Tony winner previously described to Broadway.com as “Tootsie but with age,” comes from Sex and the City creator Darren Starr and will begin on March 31. The Great White Way favorite plays a New Jersey divorced single mother in her early 40s who kickstarts her career by passing herself off as a 20-something, landing a hot job at a New York City publishing company. Check out the trailer below, where we catch our first proper look at Foster’s insane wardrobe, chemistry with co-stars Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar and Miriam Shor, and perhaps get TMI about waxing.center_img Sutton Fosterlast_img read more

Andrew Rannells & Patina Miller to Announce 2016 Tony Noms

first_imgAndrew Rannells & Patina Miller(Photo by Bruce Glikas) Recent Hamilton king Andrew Rannells and Tony winner Patina Miller have been enlisted to announce this year’s Tony nominations! The event will take place on May 3 at 8.30 AM live from the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel. Broadway’s biggest night is scheduled for June 12, hosted by James Corden.In addition to Hamilton, Rannells has appeared on Broadway in The Book of Mormon (for which he received a Tony nomination), Jersey Boys and Hairspray. On TV, he headlined the sitcom The New Normal and is a regular on HBO’s Girls. Films include Bachelorette and The Intern.Miller won the Tony for Pippin and also starred in the musical comedy Sister Act on Broadway. On screen she can currently be seen on CBS’ Madam Secretary; other credits include Commander Paylor in the final two The Hunger Games movies.Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker announced last year’s nominations. View Commentslast_img read more

Stephen Schwartz Reveals Wicked Movie Details

first_img Related Shows Rejoicify! After years of speculation, we finally have some more official details about the Wicked movie. Stephen Schwartz revealed at San Diego Comic-Con that the Universal Pictures project, which is a few years away, will contain at least three new numbers. The composer also plans to incorporate at least one song cut from the Broadway show in the film adaptation.Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked spotlights the untold stories of The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good. The show follows the tale of green-skinned Elphaba through the life-changing events that eventually label her “wicked.” Fun for the whole family, Wicked is a tale about love, friendship and trust that reveals that there are two sides to every story. The Grammy-winning score by Schwartz features the songs “The Wizard and I,” “Popular” and “Defying Gravity.”Book writer Winnie Holzman will return to adapt her script for the screen, and Stephen Daldry is set to helm the film. No word yet on casting. The original Broadway production was led by Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth; the musical, still playing at the Gerswhin Theatre, is currently led by Rachel Tucker and Carrie St. Louis. from $95.00 Wickedcenter_img Rachel Tucker in Broadway’s ‘Wicked’ (Photo: Joan Marcus) View Commentslast_img read more

Watch John Legend & Ariana Grande’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Music Video

first_imgJohn Legend We’ve heard John Legend and Ariana Grande’s heavenly vocals on Beauty and the Beast’s titular track. Now, there’s a music video of their version, complete with Grande rocking a red tulle gown, Legend on the piano and a whole lot of dancing rose petals. The video is set in the iconic ballroom where Belle and the Beast (to be played in the live-action remake by Emma Watson and Dan Stevens) dance together in the film. Take it all in, and be sure to catch the Disney film in theaters on March 17. View Commentslast_img read more