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Despite NCAA finals loss, CJ Perez still a winner with baby on the way

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Perez, whose one-game suspension cost him a place in the Mythical and All-Defensive Team before getting swept by San Beda in the NCAA Finals for the second straight year, is reportedly expecting a baby girl with his partner Sienna Catacutan due to give birth at the end of the month.The 24-year-old Perez, Lyceum’s unquestioned leader, had another stellar season where he carried the Pirates back to the championship round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBut now, he’s even more ready to take on a bigger responsibility of being a father.“Having a baby is not just a big responsibility, it’s also a blessing. If only we had won then, I would be having two trophies,” Perez told Danine Cruz of ABS-CBN Sports in Filipino after the Red Lions racked up their 11th men’s basketball title in 13 years following a 71-56 rout of the Pirates Monday night. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “Actually, he didn’t win any trophy but he said his trophy is on the way and it’s our baby,” Catacutan said in Filipino. “That’s his biggest win this year.”More blessings are coming Perez’s way with the Columbian Dyip reportedly keen on making him the top overall pick in next month’s PBA Rookie Draft. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES CJ Perez missed out on an NCAA hardware this year but the Lyceum star will have his own soon and a much better one with a first-born on the way.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum GALLERY: San beda wins third NCAA straight championship View commentslast_img read more

Land rights issues major concern for Region 8’s Indigenous communities

first_imgA new study of the land tenure situation of Indigenous people in Guyana, conducted by the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA), has identified land rights issues as a major concern for the communities according to the report, which was released on Thursday.Toshaos and other representatives with their copy of the “Our Land, Our Life: A Participatory Assessment of the Land Tenure Situation of Indigenous Peoples in Guyana – Report for Region 8”The report titled “Our Land, Our Life: A Participatory Assessment of the Land Tenure Situation of Indigenous Peoples in Guyana – Report for Region 8” was officially launched at the Regency Hotel, Hadfield Street, Georgetown.It is the second of a series of participative land tenure studies conducted by the APA with funding from the United Kingdom Department for International Development and the Kingdom of Norway International Climate and Forest Initiative, with the field studies supported by the Forest Peoples Programme and Rainforest Foundation US.The study saw researchers visiting 22 settlements in the Potaro-Siparuni (Region Eight) area, and found that most of the villages were dissatisfied with the fragmented land titling approach to their customary lands and were calling for a collective territorial title throughout the region. The villages visited were Chenapou; Itabac; Kaibarupai; Kamana; Kanapang; Karisparu; Kato; Chiung Mouth; Kopinang; Kurukabaru; Maikwak; Monkey Mountain; Paramakatoi; Bamboo Creek; Mountain Foot; Taruka; Waipa; Campbelltown; Princeville; El Paso (Tumatumari); Maicobie and Moruwa.APA Executive Jean La Rose said in 2012 the Association embarked on the first land tenure assessment in Regions One (Barima-Waini) and Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) in order to educate the residents as it relates to information on their respective communities. The participants were trained in various aspects, and some of them were utilised in the 12-member team that conducted the assessment in Region Eight. The researchers would have spent a long time gathering data and mapping the coordinates of the villages so as to pinpoint the relevant proposed extensions, customary lands, and homestead areas.The report highlighted that of the 18 settlements visited, 15 had land titles while three had no titles at all. Meanwhile, the land titles are limited in some villages by a save and except clause allowing exclusion of third-party private property or land lease interests within the titled area.It was also reported that the process of extensions and applying for new titles was one that was tedious and lengthy. Additionally, 14 of the titled villages were not consulted about the areas granted under the titles, with 12 of them reporting flaws in their title demarcations, with the demarcations not following the title description.“The fragmentation caused by flawed demarcation exercises is causing disputes between several villages with regard to tenure rights and control over resources that were previously shared; titles and demarcation were granted and completed without an official procedure in place to avoid overlaps between title and extension applications of different villages, which can cause disputes,” the report stated.It was identified that Itabac/Kanapang and Chenapou/Karisparu began having disputes after the demarcation process, stemming from errors in the title descriptions, which were not evident until the lines were drawn on the ground. The study found that five of the 15 titled villages have problems with mining activities or the movement of unauthorised miners within their legally-recognised titled land. In some cases, the communities have reported bullying and physical abuse in key mining areas at the hands of those who trespass.The report also made proposals to the Government; the National Toshaos Council (NTC); the Village Councils and the Indigenous People’s Commission (IPC). The report also recommended the reviewing and amending of the 2006 Amerindian Act so that it will align with articles in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and related international human rights treaties to which Guyana is a signatory.According to the report, the Act has made tenure security worse for Amerindian villages as it favours the rights of private leaseholders occupying the land before a title is granted. The legislation’s “save and except” clause places commercial property rights of miners, loggers, and agricultural leaseholders above the tenure rights of Indigenous peoples.The communities called on the NTC to be strong and unified in its representation of the issues facing Amerindian communities while urging them to push for the President to address the outstanding land issues.They also urged the Village Councils to unite with each other to discuss and agree on a strategy to obtain legal recognition for a collective territory while calling on the IPC to investigate Indigenous land issues according to its mandate and make recommendations for improved land security and good governance of tenure for Indigenous peoples in Guyana.Another such report is expected by the end of 2018 focusing on Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).last_img read more

Senior Flyers letting it grow for Movember

first_imgSenior Flyers forward Paul Weins says it’s a good cause to get behind and support as a whole team.”Just over the past few years more and more people are doing it, and I was kind of thinking myself we should do something like that for the community, and for prostate cancer and men’s health all around, so I thought it would be a good thing for us to get in to.”Weins adds that it’s the first time the team has come together to grow a roster full of ‘staches for the cause. When asked about whose moustache he’s excited to see develop, he says Luke Middleton, who can grow a mustache of the thicker variety, while goaltender Troy Hunt will sport a more “thinner, French” duster.- Advertisement -In addition to all the donations received through the Senior Flyers Movember page, the organization will also be donating half of the proceeds from its December 1 home game, when they welcome the Spirit River Rangers to town.last_img read more

North Peace Navigators to take on FSJ Huskies in NWJHL Finals

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies will face the North Peace Navigators in the NWJHL finals.Friday night the Navigators dominated Dawson Creek in game seven of their series.  The Navigators started the scoring halfway through the first period with a goal from Mark Simpson.  Simpson followed that up with another goal on the power play five minutes later.In the second, Levi Pichette of the Navigators scored the only goal of the period.- Advertisement -In the third, the Junior Canucks tried to start a come back with an early power play goal from Wesley Shipton, but it wasn’t enough as the Navigators went on to score two more goals in the third.The final score was 5-1 for the Navigators.The North Peace Navigators will now move onto the NWJHL finals to take on the Fort St. John Huskies.Advertisement The series should start next week, but dates and times haven’t been announced yet.last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88NORWALK – A trial setting and pretrial conference was continued Friday for two defendants accused of luring three men to a South Whittier home and killing them for $8,500. Cimarron Bernard Bell, 32, and Briaell Michael Lee, 23, are charged with killing 23-year-old Mario Larios and 22-year-old Edgar Valles, both of West Covina, and 25-year-old Fernando Pina of Mexico when they came to Bell’s house to buy his car in January 2004. Their bodies were found in one of the victim’s Mercedes- Benzes, wrapped in plastic sheets in the parking lot of a La Mirada shopping center. Bell and Lee were ordered to return to Norwalk Court for a trial setting and pretrial conference June 23. Hearing scheduled for murder suspect WHITTIER – A preliminary hearing was continued Friday in the case of a man accused of slaying his boss in 1983. John Alcantara, 50, allegedly murdered Phillip Bennett while they were working for County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County in unincorporated Whittier. The hearing was set for May 26 in Whittier Court. Center offers variety of classes WHITTIER – Registration will begin Monday for a variety of classes offered at the Whittier Community Center. Classes, which cost $10 to $150 to enroll, will start the week of April 17. They will be held at the Whittier Community Center, Palm Park, Parnell Park and other locations throughout the city. The Whittier Community Center is at 7630 Washington Ave. For more information, call (562) 464-3430. Tai chi class set at La Mirada gym LA MIRADA – The city is offering a class in tai chi, an ancient Chinese exercise that emphasizes breathing coordination with body movement, free of charge for adults ages 18 and older from 1 to 4 p.m. beginning April 1 in the multipurpose room in La Mirada Community Gymnasium, 15105Alicante Road. Each class will include fundamental principles of tai chi and step-by-step instructions for each of the art forms. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing and may join at any time. For more information, call (562) 943-7277. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – A suspected methamphetamine dealer was arrested in a Montebello Police Department Special Investigations Unit narcotics investigation on Thursday night. Investigators arrested Juan Guardo of Pico Rivera after searching his home and finding three pounds of marijuana, a half-ounce of methamphetamines, cash, a scale and packaging material, said Sgt. Brian Dragoo. Guardo was arrested on charges of narcotics sales. He is suspected of selling drugs in Montebello and Pico Rivera, said Dragoo. Pretrial hearing set in murder case last_img read more

talkSPORT told: Sunderland are a ‘complete mess’ and club legend should be boss

first_imgMicky Gray has called Sunderland a ‘complete mess’ and urged the club to bring in a ‘young, hungry and fresh’ manager following David Moyes’ resignation.The Scot stepped down as Black Cats boss on Monday afternoon, having failed to keep the Wearside outfit in the Premier League.It appeared he was willing to stay in charge for the 2017/18 Championship campaign, but one day after the end of the 2016/17 season Sunderland announced he had resigned without compensation.And Black Cats legend Gray wants to see the ‘complete mess’ of the club get their next managerial appointment right.Speaking to Drivetime after the news broke, Gray said: “I just hope somebody goes into that club and gets it right, because it is a complete mess.”“You can’t go into the beginning of the season and pick up two points from your first 10 games and think that everything is going to turn itself around. Because it’s not [going to happen].“If you stand still in the Premier League you eventually get caught out and run out of luck.”Asked if he would take over at the Stadium of Light, Gray revealed he would return ‘in a heartbeat’, though he feels there is one outstanding candidate to take charge of the Black Cats.He added: “I would go there in a heartbeat!“I’m not saying as a manager, but [the club] needs somebody.“Maybe, now I know he’s not had a managerial job, but they’ll get behind somebody like Kevin Phillips, because he is a Sunderland legend. I know he’s been a coach at a couple of clubs now and he’s not had the opportunity of being a manager yet. But somebody like him.“I’d love to see Chris Coleman or Ryan Giggs given an opportunity. That’s the route I think we’ve got to go down – young, hungry and fresh managers.”last_img read more


first_imgTHE draw has been made for the Donegal Ladies Under-16 round 2 fixtures.This competition has now gone through grading to continue. All teams in Section A are the two teams who topped their section in the earlier league competition; with the bottom two going into B Competition.   U16 Round 2 Fixtures Section A ArdaraMovilleUrrisSt NaulsDungloeSt EunansMcCumhaillsN. MhuireAodh RuadhTermonFanadGlenties23rd AprilArdara v DungloeMoville v St. EunansUrris v McCumhaillsSt. Nauls v N.Mhuire30th AprilDungloe vAodh RuadhSt. Eunans v TermonMcCumhaills v FanadN.Mhuire v Glenties7th MayAodh Ruadh v ArdaraTermon vMovilleFanad vUrrisGlenties vSt NaulsSection BKilcarMalinCarndonaghL/Kenny GaelsFour MastersBuncranaGlenswillySt MichaelsN.ColumbaMilfordCloughaneelyRed Hughs23rd AprilKilcar vFour MastersMalin vBuncranaCarndonagh vGlenswillyL/Kenny Gaels vSt Michaels30th AprilFour Masters v N.ColumbaBuncrana v MilfordGlenswilly v CloughaneelySt Michaels vRed Hughs7th MayN.Columba vKilcarMilford vMalinCloughaneely v CarndonaghRed Hughs vL/Kenny GaelsDONEGAL LADIES GAA: UNDER-16 DRAW ROUND TWO FIXTURES was last modified: April 20th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL LADIES GAA: UNDER-16 DRAW ROUND TWO FIXTURESlast_img read more


first_imgBusinessman and singer Gavin Boyle is well-known across Donegal and further afield and has always championed all his native county has to offer. He tells us all he likes and dislikes about Donegal.What is your favourite place in Donegal? Mullaghduff. It’s home and the community spirit here is second to none. It’s a great place to live and grow up.What is the one thing you would change about the county? I would make it flatter – the hills are a killer when you’re out running!Who is the one person in Donegal you look up to? Daniel O’ Donnell. He is a great ambassador for his homeland, county, country and has never ever forgot about where he has come from and continues to promote Donegal wherever he travels. He is to be admired for all that he has done in his career.Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Daniel but Packie is also a true gentlemanWhat has been your proudest moment as a Donegal man?Winning the Sam Maguire last year – unforgettable.What has been your saddest moment? Losing friends and family to the dreaded disease of cancer.What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Donegal Pens – These young Rosses lads have done very well for themselves and worked hard to build their business up. They deserve great success.Donegal’s greatest ambassador? Donegal’s musicians – Altan, Clannad, Enya, Daniel to name but a few.Which successful Donegal business person do you look up to?Pat Nora Gallagher from Dungloe. In the times that are in it, Pat took a big risk opening a new Bar & Restaurant in Dungloe last year, along with opening the Daniel O Donnell Visitors Centre. Both places created new employment for the locals and Pat deserves recognition for what he has done.Who is Donegal’s greatest Sportsperson?Without a doubt Jim Mc Guinness.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?My Partner Jay is a brilliant cook so our house is a great restaurant. Other than than it would be Sal & Paddy Gallaghers on a Friday night and The Fantastic Danny Minnies Restaurant in Annagry.Donegal’s Golden Eagles or Basking Sharks?There are enough “Sharks” out there so I would go with Eagles.Your nomination for Donegal’s most stylish person?After myself of course, I would have to go with Mr Noel Cunningham!Your favourite Donegal saying or expression?“That’s a wake on ya”. Nearly every weekend when I come home, I am greeted with this saying and it cracks me up, especially as I have no idea who the person is who has died!Will Donegal win the All Ireland this year?If last year is anything to go by, I certainly hope so.What is your favourite Donegal food?Has to be my Great Uncle Bernie Gillespie’s filleted fish. I love coming home to mums and waiting for me on the pan is Bernie’s fish, if it could be boxed and sold he would make a fortune!What is the one thing that annoys you about Donegal?Honestly, nothing.If you had a million euro to change something about Donegal, what would it be?I would use it to create employment to bring those family & friends that had to leave the county to get work, back home again.MY DONEGAL – WITH SINGER AND ALL ‘ROUND GOOD GUY GAVIN BOYLE was last modified: January 8th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Gavin BoyleMY DONEGALlast_img read more

Vipers SC unveil Paul Willa

first_imgWilla joins Vipers SC from Police FC. (PHOTOS/Vipers SC)KITENDE – Vipers Sports Club (SC) has finally unveiled Paul Willa as their new signing.The Kitende based side captured Willa a few weeks ago but were yet to unveil him to the football fraternity.The 19-year-old is understood to have put pen to paper on a three year deal on Thursday, July 04th, and will be a Venom at least up to the close of the 2021/22 season.Upon putting pen to paper, Willa expressed his delight to be joining the Venoms and promised to give his all for his new side.“I am extremely happy to be here, noted the 19-year-old.“I will give all for my team. My objective is always to win and am sure this is the perfect place and time to make this happen.”Willa joins Vipers from Police FC where he had an impressive 2018/19 season, scoring three goals for the Cops.His performances for Abdallah Mubiru’s side saw him called up for the Uganda Cranes side that had a dismal performance at the 2019 COSAFA Cup in South Africa.Willa was part of the Cranes team that took part in the 2019 COSAFA Cup.He becomes the second signing for Vipers after the Kitende based side signed Allan Kayiwa from Tooro United.Willa will team-up with former Cop, Rahmat Ssenfuka who is headed into his second year at Vipers.For Police, he becomes the second player to officially leave Police FC after last season’s top scorer Juma Balinya completed his move to Tanzanian giants Yanga FC last month.Despite being a high profile player, Willa will face stiff competition for a place in the starting team as Vipers already have Karim Niyizigmana occupying the right-back spot.However, for them, it is much-needed competition as they look to put a disastrous 2018/19 season behind them.The Venoms came into last season as the defending league champions and finalist in the Uganda Cup but could not replicate such form.Representing Uganda in the CAF Champions league, the Venoms were eliminated at the second round of qualification and hence dropped to the Confederation Cup. While there, they also failed to make it to the Group stages as they fell immediately.In the League, they came second to KCCA FC while a humiliating exit to then-Big League side, Proline FC, ended their Uganda Cup campaign at the quarter-final stage.Vipers began their pre-season preparations last week and are expected to make a few more changes to their squad to get the best out of the 2019/20 campaign.Player ProfileName : Paul WillaD.o.B: 4th-September-1999Age: 19 yearsNationality: UgandanPosition: DefenderFormer clubs: KJT: 2013-15KCCA Junior team: 2015-16Police FC: 2016-19.Comments Tags: 2019 COSAFA Cupabdallah mubiruJuma BalinyaKarim NiyigizmanaPaul Willapolice fcRahmat SsenfukaStarTimes Uganda Premeir LeaguetopUganda Cranesvipers sclast_img read more

China waits for Anelka

first_imgChinese club Shanghai Shenhua expect to complete the signing of Nicolas Anelka in the coming days.The deal would see the Chelsea striker net a reported £6m-a-year – making him the most expensive player in the history of Chinese football.A Shenhua spokesman told China Daily: “This is not a rumour, you don’t need to wait too long. We will make an announcement as soon as the club signs a contract.”Striker Anelka has attracted serious interest from several clubs.Anelka, who was recently transfer-listed at Stamford Bridge, could be managed by Jean Tigana.The former Fulham boss was in Shanghai recently to hold talks with the club and is tipped to take over.Meanwhile, former Chelsea assistant boss Ray Wilkins believes Anelka is still good enough to play for a leading Premier League side.Wilkins told talkSPORT: “He can still play for a top-four club. He still has so much more to offer. He’s top quality.”Follow West London Sport on Twitterlast_img read more

South African film industry eyes closer ties with Hollywood

first_img13 August 2014Following Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies’ visit to Hollywood last week, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will be leading a delegation of South African film makers to Los Angeles to engage with the major studios, the minister announced on Tuesday.Briefing reporters in Pretoria, Davies said his visit had sought to strengthen ties between South Africa’s film industry and studios including 20th Century Fox, Marvel, Sony, NBC Universal and Disney, and to profile the country as a location of choice for films from the US.He said all the studios had been “extremely positive” about their experiences of shooting productions in South Africa, including the environment, local production crews, and interactions with the DTI on its film incentive programme.SA film industry ‘making significant progress’Davies said South Africa’s film industry had in recent years made significant progress across the board, including in the hosting of foreign films “which are using South African technicians, camera crews, actors, film stages, locations, as well as post-production services like animation capacities”.The Cape Town Film Studio, built in 2009 with support from the government, is widely recognised as a world-class facility, Davies noted, adding that a further R6-million was made available in 2012 for the construction of a water tank facility that is currently being used for the blockbuster TV production Black Sails, which is currently airing in the US.“To date, more than 10 productions, including Safe House, Chronicle, Judge Dredd and The Borrowers, have utilized the studio facilities, creating in excess of 30 000 job opportunities.”Smaller productions to benefit from incentive schemeDavies also announced that the threshold for film makers to qualify for the DTI’s incentive scheme would be lowered from R10-million to R500 000, in order to enable smaller entrants to break into the industry.In addition, last month the DTI, together with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the National Film and Video Foundation, launched a new, R90-million Emerging Black Filmmakers Fund.Each year for the next three years, the fund will bankroll the full R5-million production and marketing budget of six qualifying feature films – movies that are both directed and produced by black South Africans, or in which a black producer owns at least 51% of the film’s production company.Davies said that improvements made in 2008 to the DTI’s rebate scheme – the scheme was first introduced in 2004 – had resulted in the number of productions shot and produced in South Africa growing from 49 to 398 projects.“Of the 398 projects, 256 were South African productions, 77 co-productions and 65 foreign productions, which in total led to the generation of total qualifying South African production expenditure of R8-billion, with the incentive pay-out of R2-billion.”This growth was a clear indication of the potential of the industry, Davies said.According to a study published by the National Film and Video Foundation last year, the film sector contributes R3.5-billion to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP), while providing employment for more than 25 000 people.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

The world wide search for Hidden Creatures continues

first_imgOnce said to be folklore and myth, the legends of the desert have proven to be more than a mirage. While geocaching through a landscape of sand, harsh sunlight, and tumbleweed, you will have to look sharp to find evidence of the creatures in the desert. There is still time to confirm a sighting of the regal Sphinx, the legendary Gryphon, and the elusive Phoenix! Now until July 25, travel to the ends of the Earth to confirm sightings of the 13 Hidden Creatures. Find geocaches or attend events to earn souvenirs of the Hidden Creatures!Check your progressShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedLast chance! Collect all 13 Hidden CreaturesJuly 17, 2018In “News”Uncover a new world of Hidden CreaturesJune 5, 2018In “News”Hidden Creatures FAQMay 29, 2018In “News”last_img read more

Animate Your Text with Handwriting Motion Graphics

first_imgGrab a pen and learn how to easily animate text in your next project with this handwriting effect in Adobe After Effects.Digitally animating your text as if you are actually writing it couldn’t be easier. The handwriting effect can have many uses that will draw positive attention to your motion graphics projects. By creating the handwriting effect, your titles will draw viewers’ attention the text you’re spelling out. Moreover, you can create anticipation for your audience as the word slowly animates on.What To Take Away from This After Effects TutorialThis After Effects tutorial is jam-packed with several motion graphics techniques other than the handwriting effect. We will take a close look at 3D camera animation to create a dynamic scene. After Effects standard motion blur will not work with this effect, so we’ll use a separate effect to control the motion blur. Finally, we will stylize the scene with blurs and a textured background.Follow along with a free After Effects project file, which you can download by clicking the button below.Download NowCreating The Handwriting EffectFirst, type out your text, and make sure that it is your final design. After, use the pen tool to outline the text on a separate solid layer. Then, apply the stroke effect to get a rough, animatable outline of your title. Finally, use your original text layer as an alpha matte.last_img read more

Beermen stay motivated, aim for Grand Slam

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera San Miguel Beermen. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWinning championships is one thing and making history is another.And after San Miguel claimed the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Arwind Santos knows that this group of Beermen have a golden chance to join en elite company by completing a rare Grand Slam.ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LATEST STORIES 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 San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 93 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “That’s one thing in history that our batch hasn’t gotten yet,” Santos said in Filipino.The 2013 PBA Most Valuable Player acknowledges the huge historical implications if indeed San Miguel collects the Triple Crown. 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“If we get it, we’ll be compared to the likes of Ramon Fernandez and Hector Calma,” he said, alluding to the 1989 San Miguel squad which pulled off the feat under the tutelage of coach Norman Black.“It’s a motivation for our group that as much as possible, we could get that. And next conference, I think we can and I wish we can.” Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Santos knows that making an imprint in the history books is no doubt career-defining, one that will put this San Miguel batch together with legendary PBA teams.“If you have your place in history, even if you’re already old or already dead, that’s one of the things basketball fans will always remember,” he said.It’s not like Santos and the rest of the Beermen haven’t achieved anything extraordinary yet.In fact, this version of San Miguel has already won five titles in eight conferences including the 2016 Philippine Cup where it became the only team in the rich history of the PBA to come back from a 0-3 series deficit. They have also ruled the last three editions of the Philippine Cup.Santos, however, said that San Miguel remains hungry as it seeks to extend its dynasty with another title romp in the season-ending Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “When we become champions, we become stronger together. This becomes our bread-and-butter, and we want to continue that this coming conference. We’re thankful that we’re winning the championship, but that doesn’t mean that we’ll stop dreaming,” he said.“The feeling of being a champion is so sweet, so why not do it continually? We’re not getting tired and we’re keeping our feet on the ground. We want to continue dreaming because it’s rare to have a group like this.” View commentslast_img read more

Big 12 a bust with early NCAA Tournament flameouts

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Google Philippines names new country director Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Kansas guard Devon Dotson (11) sits on the bench in the closing minutes of the team’s loss to Auburn in a second-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger)Bill Self stood in a room just off the court in Allen Fieldhouse on Selection Sunday and lamented that the Big 12 managed to squeak only six schools into the NCAA Tournament.The Hall of Fame coach of Kansas pointed to the impressive nonconference wins that the league racked up in November and December. He highlighted the fact that the league had four of the top seven teams when it came to strength of schedule, including his Jayhawks at No. 1.ADVERTISEMENT Auburn never gave the Jayhawks a chance in an 89-75 victory . Virginia shut down Oklahoma with its vaunted defense. Gonzaga had no problem with Baylor in advancing to the Sweet 16.That left Texas Tech as the lone Big 12 team in a regional final, matching the fewest the league has sent to the second weekend since getting shut out in 1998 — its second year in existence.And if the Red Raiders lose to the Wolverines? The last time the Big 12 failed to get a team to the Elite Eight was 2015, when both of its Sweet 16 entrants got knocked off.“The thing about it is, it’s been a challenging year,” Self said. “I thought our kids hung in there and did a great job, for the most part. Their attitudes and everything was terrific. We didn’t muster up enough momentum like some past teams have to probably go on a run like other teams have.”Self is right in that there were some things beyond the Big 12′s control.In the case of the Jayhawks, they lost star center Udoka Azubuike to season-ending wrist surgery, veteran guard Lagerald Vick left the team and Silvio de Sousa was rendered ineligible by the NCAA after his name surfaced in connection with the FBI probe into Adidas and college basketball corruption.Baylor had to reinvent itself after losing talented forward Tristan Clark to a season-ending knee injury, while Kansas State played long stretches without point guards Kamau Stokes and Cartier Diarra, then entered the postseason without leading scorer Dean Wade because of a foot injury.West Virginia dealt with injuries, defections and all manner of off-the-court strife.Part of the fallout was that the Big 12 failed to get the same kind of NCAA Tournament seeding that it has in past years, and that in turn resulted in tough early matchups. Gonzaga and Virginia are both No. 1 seeds, and Kansas lost to a team in Auburn that just won the SEC Tournament.“I got to be honest with you,” Self said, “when I saw Auburn as the five in our bracket, I’m going, ‘I just watched them play and they’re fast,’ and those are the teams we struggle most against.” MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Well, so much for all of that.The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament was a slap in the face to a league that habitually considers itself the toughest in college basketball. Regular-season co-champion Kansas State was beaten by UC Irvine in the biggest first-round upset, and Big 12 Tournament champ Iowa State lost to No. 11 seed Ohio State in what may have been the second-biggest upset.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAll told, the league managed to send only Texas Tech to the Sweet 16, one year after it made up a quarter of all teams in the regional semifinals and still had three left in the Elite Eight.“We’re not supposed to be here,” said Red Raiders coach Chris Beard, whose team is left carrying the banner for the entire league after sharing the regular-season crown with the Wildcats. “They picked us bottom of the Big 12 and we haven’t gotten much respect this year,” Beard continued, “but these guys have continued to keep a chip on their shoulder and just realize that we can do a lot of things if we continue to play as a team.”The Red Raiders have been impressive after limping into the tournament off a stunning loss to lowly West Virginia in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tourney. The No. 3 seed in the East Region cruised past Northern Kentucky, then routed sixth-seeded Buffalo to reach the Sweet 16.The rest of the Big 12 will be watching as they face No. 2 seed Michigan on Thursday night.“This means everything to me,” said star guard Jarrett Culver, who has led the Red Raiders to back-to-back Sweet 16s for the first time. “I’m glad to be part of it, making history like that. It’s a blessing to be something — be a part of something that special.”The entire conference actually got off to a pretty special start, winning its first four games in the opening round. But things went off the rails when the Wildcats and Cyclones went down in the first round, and the league continued to take its lumps over the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Kansas expects to retool heading into next season, particularly if several of its players declare early for the NBA draft. Other schools are young enough that there is reason for optimism heading into next season, and several have solid recruiting classes already in the fold.For everyone but Texas Tech, the work toward next year’s NCAA Tournament already has begun.“I feel bad for whoever has to play us next year,” Baylor’s King McClure said, “because we’re going to be pretty good. The guys following up, another year of growth, summer of work. That is one thing I can say about this group. We work hard, we stay in the gym. The transfers we got coming in. I just feel bad for next year because I think we’re going to be very talented and be very special.” Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:283 Maguindanao cops nabbed in drug bust facing dismissal00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 City02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Magic shut down 76ers in 2nd half, close in on 8th spot For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgivinglast_img read more

World T20: Himachal Pradesh Congress asks BCCI to shift India-Pakistan match from Dharamsala

first_imgHimachal Pradesh Congress on Sunday asked the BCCI to either cancel the proposed India-Pakistan T20 World Cup match slated for March 19 at Dharamsala or shift the venue.The executive of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee also criticised the secretary of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and BJP MP Anurag Thakur for the decision to hold the match in Dharamsala.”BCCI should either cancel or shift the match to other state to honour the sentiments of families of martyrs,” HPCC president Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said. (India will be tough to beat in World T20, says Steve Smith) Sukkhu also demanded that 50 per cent income from eight other matches to be played at the same venue be disbursed among the kins of those who laid down their lives in successive wars against Pakistan or during anti-terror operations.He said that Kangra is home to a large number of soldiers, including Kargil War heroes like Captain Vikram Batra and Captain Saurabh Kalia and a war memorial is located close to Dharamsala stadium.”Our party is not against holding other World Cup matches but only opposing the one against Pakistan as it would hurt the sentiments of the people, especially the families of martyrs,” he said.Sukhu also asked the BJP MP Anurag Thakur to make his stand clear on the issue as ‘he had earlier conducted a march from Kolkata to Lal Chowk in Kashmir to hoist national flag’.He said that party vice-president Rahul Gandhi would visit the state in April during which he would address major rallies and meetings in all four parliamentary constituencies.advertisementMeanwhile, the Himachal Pradesh ex-servicemen league, which has been opposing the match, has now shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prevail upon the BCCI to abandon it in the wake of the attack by Pakistani terrorists on Pathankot Airbase in which two jawans from the state were killed.President of the league Vijay singh Mankotia, in his letter to the PM said that since the people were mourning the deaths of their brave soldiers, they would not have ‘relished’ the slogans of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ by Pakistani supporters during the match.”When the Indo-Pak talks can be cancelled after the terror attack, why not the cricket match,” Mankotia said, adding that over 1 lakh ex-servicemen would launch an agitation to prevent the Pakistani team from entering Dharamsala.Mankotia said that close on the heels of the Pathankot attack, two more Himachali jawans were killed during an encounter in Pulwama.Notably, former Chief Minister and BJP MP Shanta Kumar and former BJP MLA Rakesh Pathania have also opposed the match. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has said that he would apprise the Prime Minister about sentiments of the people.last_img read more