Getting Flagged on YouTube or Vimeo? Here’s Why

first_imgDon’t let your videos get flagged on YouTube or Vimeo! In this post we shed light on the ContentID system and how you can use quality music in your videos, issue free.Need music for YouTube or Vimeo? Discover our curated music library.Maybe this scenario sounds familiar…You’ve edited a video and used your favorite music tracks. You upload the video to YouTube or Vimeo. But the video shows up with advertisements…or worse, it doesn’t show up at all. Chances are, the copyrighted music in your video has found a match in the YouTube or Vimeo ContentID system.As early as 2007, YouTube began experimenting with a content identification (content ID) system to recognize videos that contained copyrighted audio or video. Essentially, the service creates a ‘fingerprint’ of the media used in a video and compares it against it’s database of copyright work. If there is a match, the copyright owner has the option of “blocking the video to make it unviewable, tracking the viewing statistics of the video, or adding advertisements to the video.” [via Wikipedia] In the last few years, YouTube has become increasingly more aggressive in ensuring that uploaded videos don’t contain protected media.If you use copyrighted music in your YouTube projects, they can strip your chance of making money on it. The YouTube terms of service state you must meet these requirements to monetize (or make ad money) from your videos [via YouTube]:Your content is advertiser-friendly.You created the content or have permission to use it commercially.You are able to provide documentation proving you own commercial rights to all audio and video content.YouTube reserves the right to disable monetization for accounts that do not follow our guidelines.Whereas Vimeo once was a ‘safe-haven’ for videos that used copyright work, they’ve recently rolled out their own ContentID system, Copyright Match. How does Vimeo flagging work…If the Copyright Match system detects third-party copyrighted material it will halt the upload and present you with a few options: appeal, swap out the music, or replace/delete the video file. [via Sean Gilvray at Vimeo]Check out the full terms of Vimeo’s Copyright Match.The Best Music for YouTube & VimeoOur tracks won’t get flagged.When we started the Premiumbeat royalty free music library, we decided from the beginning that our tracks will never go into a ContentID system. All of our music is exclusive to our site, meaning you can’t find these tracks anywhere else. This enables us to control what databases they get added to –  allowing our customers to have a smooth experience, without flagging, when they use the music on YouTube or Vimeo.When you use a Premiumbeat track in your project you won’t have to prove to YouTube or Vimeo that you’ve licensed it. No need to upload documentation and no need to plead your case. We understand the video and film production business happens quickly. When you upload something and need to get it out, you certainly don’t want to jump through any hoops.Additionally, using Premiumbeat music allows for the monetization of your videos. If there are going to be ads placed on your videos it should be your choice – and if so, you should be the one that makes the money off them!Unfortunately, not all royalty free music libraries offer a smooth experience for web video usage. Many of our competitors have tracks that appear in multiple libraries or have been added to iTunes, Spotify, Amazon or another commercial music distributor. These are all ways in which the tracks could land in YouTube or Vimeo’s content ID system.Need music for YouTube or Vimeo? Discover our curated music library.Please let us know if you have any questions regarding licensing or usage. We’re happy to help!last_img read more

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UK Needs Change in Visa Policy, London Mayor Says in Mumbai

first_imgLondon Mayor Sadiq Khan is pitching for a change in the stringent visa norms with the British government, he said during his ongoing official tour to India. The tour, which includes Mumbai, Delhi and Amritsar, aims to deepen trade ties between the two countries.“I am a big critic of the British government over the change in the visa policy,” Khan said during an interaction with reporters in Mumbai on Dec. 3. “I think they have made a big mistake, as on one hand the British government is asking Indian businesses to trade there and on the other hand they have made it more hard (to enter the country).”The British government changed its visa policy for non-European Union nationals to curb immigration. The policy was changed by the Theresa May government and came into effect in November.“I want to assure you that I am lobbying with my government to change its immigration stance, because I want talented Indians to come to London and not go to Canada, Australia or the US. London is open to people, talent and partnership,” the London mayor said, PTI reported.The changed visa policy compelled India to notify the British government about its concerns with the stringent visa norms and the increase in the threshold limit of annual pay of working professionals to get the travel documents last month.According to Khan, a change in the current position of United Kingdom on immigration will benefit London. “One of the reasons why London is the greatest city in the world is its ability to catch talent. (A total of) 40 per cent of Londoners are from outside the UK. It’s in the interest of London to change its stance on immigration and I’m optimistic that it will change in near future,” he said.Khan also spoke of the need for Britain to forge stronger ties with India, especially Mumbai — something he hopes to achieve with a meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Dec. 4, which is likely to delve into joint ventures on issues like ecology and climate change.The change in visa policy would also benefit students, Khan said. “There are more international students in London than any other city in the world. Four of the world’s top 30 universities are in London. Due to the change in the visa policy, some Indian students chose to go to Canada or Australia,” he pointed out. “However, I want to tell Indian students that our universities are brilliant. When you come to London, apart from fantastic quality of education you get, you also get the experience and the contacts you make. This will stand you in good head when you return to (your) country as executive, investor, teacher or entrepreneur.”After his trip to India, Khan will visit Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore in Pakistan. “I’m proud to be the first British politician in a long time to be visiting both India and Pakistan on the same trip. As someone whose grandparents and parents were born in India, and whose parents moved to London from Pakistan, I feel very close ties to both countries,” he said, the Hindu reported. “The longstanding relationship between Britain and the subcontinent is etched into the landscape of modern London,” he added.Khan was all praise about Bollywood and said that the fact that the Hindi film industry creates so many movies in a year is admirable and worth learning. “One thing that we are doing in Mumbai is learning how you manage to make so many films in Bollywood,” he said. “What is it that you are doing? Indian films’ post-production work is excellent. Hollywood filmmakers come here to do their post-production work, he added, talking about the possibility of the United Kingdom and India making films together. Related ItemsLondonSadiq KhanUnited Kingdomlast_img read more

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Moksh Mantra: Karma Calling

first_imgMore and more men and women are “uncoupling,” but some apparently are “consciously uncoupling.” The term was originally coined by U.S psychotherapist Katherine Woodward Thomas and made famous (or infamous) by actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Conscious uncoupling implies that the uncoupling decision was mutual. All is fair and good. Having made the conscious decision to go their separate ways, couples are now free to look for another partner with whom to “couple up,” if they so wish.Recently when one of the most famous Hollywood couples of our times, popularly referred to as- Brangelina (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) decided to call it quits, it unsettled the globe. The Atlas did shrug, as evidenced by the fact that their wax statues at Madame Tussauds in London and Sydney had to be separated. Although they were officially married for only two years, they had been a couple for the past 12 years.With a brood of six children and much professed public love between them, they came across as a couple who would make it to the end of the line. A couple who would raise their children, marry them off, enjoy their grandchildren together …. But things fell apart in mid-flight. And going by some of the responses to their break-up, it was inevitable.One of the many social media riposte to their break up was a picture of Jennifer Aniston (Brad Pitt’s ex-wife), on the phone, with the speech bubble reading, “Hello…Angelina, Hi. This is karma calling.” Apparently, people have not forgotten that Pitt was still married to Aniston when Jolie came into his life. Aniston was understandably shaken up by the breaksup. Another troll wrote, “Karma strikes back.”So is it really karma? Married people break up all the time. What’s karma got to do with it?The Indian school of thought believes that it takes seven births in a row for our karma to settle down or work itself out. There is a Sanskrit saying — Purva datteshu vidya, purva datteshu bharya, purva datteshu dhanam, purva datteshu maranam, which means that whatever knowledge, spouse, wealth and the kind of demise one has enjoyed in previous lives, one will enjoy or endure in this one too.According to Vedic traditions, the body’s pattern of genes and chromosomes remain intact for seven generations, so, technically, only the gross body changes (the physical body made up of five elements). The subtle body (mind, intellect and ego), that is the evolving consciousness (chitta) remains unaltered.This is the reason that Indians popularly believe that a married couple (husband-wife) is bound to each other not just in this lifetime, but for seven lifetimes (saat janmon ka saath) and hence the seven steps/rounds (saat pheras).So while it’s true that Gahanah karmano gatih (karma runs indescribably deep) inexorable are the ways of karma, couples who break up midway may have perhaps exhausted their karmic debt with each other at that particular point of time in their present lifetime. But when it comes to men and women who “consciously couple up” with another while the person is still in a relationship, their ego-driven act spells doom.In the much revered Indian epic Ramayana, when Ravana’s (the demon king) sister Surpanakha comes to avenge the death of her son Sunkumar she is completely smitten with the beauty of her son’s killer (Lakshman) and his brother (Ram). Overcome by her desire, the thought of vengeance is replaced by lust. She approaches Ram, who politely tells her that he is married, therefore unavailable. But Surpanakha being a demon, chooses to solve the problem in a wild and frightful manner. She decides to exterminate the woman (Sita) who came in the way of her object of lust.When we try to forge a relationship with a person who is already committed, we exhibit the Surpanakha (demon) in us. Demons have no respect for boundaries, neither do they have the capacity to bridle their desires. The hallmark of humanity is about respecting the sanctity of boundaries set by society. It is about taming our minds, curbing our instincts and bridling our desires. When we refuse to outgrow our animal instincts and violate boundaries, karma does come calling.According to Aghori Baba Gorakhnath, “When you don’t ask, you get milk; when you ask you get water; when you take, you get blood. This is Gorakh’s rule.”Hence, when we snatch a person while they are still a part of a couple because we fancy them, it is an act of theft. We might think ourselves to be above the innate property on which existence works, (the law of cause and effect), but we reap the effect sooner or later.While there’s nothing wrong or criminal in liking or fantasizing about people who may be in a relationship (we do it all the time for movie stars, sports personalities, singers — celebrities in a nutshell), as long as we don’t ruin our relationship on their account, it’s acceptable. The heart is beyond reason; the celebrities or even real people in our social circle may be in a relationship, and as long as they just form a part of our fantasy, the liking is harmless (at least in Kaliyuga, the dark age).If anything, it forms the basis of the qualities that we look for in the people we pursue as our partner (if we are single), or we make do with creating a little space for them in our heart of hearts. But when we break into a couple and justify our act as sincere by declaring that it was over between the couple before it actually was, we can fool some people as well as our ego (which always justifies its acts, all evidence to the contrary), but we cannot fool existence. The partners who walk away are no better either, for they have broken the trust of their official partners. If they were in an unfulfilling relationship they ought to have either worked on their existing relationship or come clean and done what Paltrow did, made a declaration of conscious uncoupling.What hurts the most in such cases is not just losing the partner to another, but to discover that the partner has been unfaithful while pretending otherwise. This stab in the back makes the soul emanate a cry of pain, like a curse. And a relationship that is forged on a note of pain returns in the form of pain to us — karma strikes back, as one of the commentators on the Jolie-Pitt breakup put it. There is no escaping this governing incidence of the law of karma.However, the wise have proclaimed that curses are blessings in disguise. Ultimately, no human experience is futile. When the relationship that we forged by breaking someone else’s nest or heart falls apart, it shows us the mirror and can help us evolve in leaps and bounds — provided we are ready to sublimate our ego and tame our minds. If not, we continue with this pattern for seven births perhaps to come to this simple conclusion, that when we snatch or grab,we pay for it.As outsiders one cannot sit in judgment of another. There’s always more than meets the eye, whether it’s Brangelina or back home our good old Bollywood couple Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif (apparently, Kapoor was in a steady relationship with Deepika Padukone, another actor, when Kaif pursued him). Only the parties involved know the real truth.What we do know is that as humans we have the faculty of reason, which gives us the capacity to discipline our natural urges. Let us exercise this faculty and respect the sanctity of boundaries — or be prepared to face the karmic consequences. Related Itemslast_img read more

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U.S. Will Stand with India Against Terrorism: Rex Tillerson in New Delhi

first_imgUnited States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is on his first visit to India, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Oct. 25. Swaraj and Tillerson reiterated their joint stance against a terrorism-free Pakistan, calling on the country to take action against safe havens given to terrorists on their soil.“We believe President Trump’s new policy can be successful only when Pakistan indiscriminately acts against all terror groups,” Swaraj said at a joint press conference held with Tillerson in New Delhi.The American leader called India an emerging leader, and said, “India is a natural partner in our fight against terrorism”.“In my discussions in Islamabad, we were frank to conclude that there are too many terrorist outfits that find a safe haven in Pakistan. We are putting in place a mechanism to deny these outfits the ability to launch attacks on other countries.”“We want to work with Pakistan in a positive way as we think this is in their interest in the long run,” Tillerson said.Tillerson flew to India after a Pakistan visit, where too he had been clear about the stand of United States against terrorism. He had criticized China as a threat to the world order as well. The United States has embraced India, inviting it to have a greater role in Afghanistan and commending India for its role in the troubled country’s development, including constructing the country’s Parliament building.You can also watch it live on our @YouTube channel Click: https://t.co/gttzmWNsc2— Indian Diplomacy (@IndianDiplomacy) October 25, 2017Before embarking for the South Asia tour, Tillerson had set the tone of the visit when he wished people Happy Diwali during a press conference in Washington. According to Swaraj, the relationship between India and the United States has improved since Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Donald Trump.In August 2017, Trump and Modi had discussed peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region during a phone conversation on India’s Independence Day. “The leaders resolved to enhance peace and stability across the Indo-Pacific region by establishing a new two-by-two ministerial dialogue that will elevate their strategic consultations,” the White House had said at the time.Trump’s Afghanistan policy had angered and shocked Pakistan since the world’s oldest democracy took a hardline stance. The United States has decided that its troops will be in Afghanistan indefinitely. Afghanistan has faced multiple attacks in the recent past, leading to the death of hundreds of people. One of the biggest attacks was in May 2017, when 90 people were killed and 460 injured near the German Embassy in Kabul.“We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organizations…. We have been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars at the same time they are housing the very terrorists that we are fighting. But that will have to change,” Trump had said in a speech in August. “It is time for Pakistan to demonstrate its commitment to civilization, order and to peace.” Related ItemsIndia Afghanistan Americaindia pakistan relationsIndia US relationsRex Tillerson in indiasushma swaraj Tillersonus china relationsUS secretary of state India visitlast_img read more

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Indians More Confident About Economy, Future Than Americans: Study

first_imgA decade after the worst financial crisis in history, economies have recovered, and the public mood has rebounded, especially in some of the hardest hit economies, according to a new Pew Research Center survey of 27 major and growing markets.While people in emerging markets of India, Philippines, and Indonesia are confident about their children being financially better in future and their economies doing good, their counterparts in western countries think the coming generation will be not be as lucky as their parents, even though their economies are doing good, according to the study.In 2018, 56 percent of Indians said their economy is doing good now while 66 percent said their children will be better off financially. However, in 2017, 83 percent of Indians were upbeat about their economy, marking a 27 drop now. Despite this decline, more than half of India’s public still voices a positive assessment of their economy, the report showed.Among emerging markets, this sentiment is echoed by people in Brazil, Tunisia, Nigeria, Indonesia, Mexico, and South Africa. On the other hand, in advanced economies, only Italians, Russians, South Koreans, Greeks, and Argentinians were confident about their children would be financially better in future.The change in people’s economic mood has been dramatic in some nations, the report said. In 2018, nearly eight people in 10 in Germany (78%) said economic conditions in their country are good, up 50 percent from 2009. Nearly two-thirds of Americans (65%) are also upbeat about their economy, with their assessment up 48 points. And the economic mood has improved 40 points in Poland, 35 points in the United Kingdom, 34 points in Japan, and 24 points in Kenya since the depth of the Great Recession.Only 32 percent Americans said that their children will be happy economically, a drop of -32 percent from last year.More positive public feelings about the current economy have not erased concern about the future, however. In 18 of the 27 nations surveyed, half or more of the public (including 80% of the French, 76% of the Japanese and 72% of the Spanish) believes that when children today in their country grow up they will be worse off financially than their parents. In previous surveys by Pew Research Center, such worries were mostly confined to advanced economies, but now people in emerging markets increasingly express concerns about the financial well-being of the next generation.In most of the nations surveyed, economic confidence has gone up over the past year, with public optimism similarly pronounced in 2017 and 2018. Some exceptions between 2017 and 2018 include significant upward swings in economic confidence in France (up 22 points) and South Korea (up 16 points).In almost all the countries that were surveyed, there’s widespread nostalgia about the economy. In roughly half the countries surveyed, a majority of the people said the financial situation of average people today is worse, compared with the pre-crisis era 20 years ago. This includes 87 percent of Greeks, 75 percent of Tunisians and 72 percent of Italians. Related ItemsEconomyPew Research Centerlast_img read more

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Environmental Activist Fasts to Death Over Fate of India’s Ganges River

first_imgFor G.D. Agrawal, the Ganges River was a unique gift that he described as India’s very soul. On Thursday, his crusade to conserve it ended in his death.Agrawal, 86, a pioneering environmental activist, died after a nearly four-month hunger strike which he began in late June to pressure the Indian government to take a series of actions to rejuvenate the Ganges.During Agrawal’s fast to draw attention to the plight of the river, he reportedly drank only water with honey and lemon juice.His death is a sensitive topic for India’s government, which has pledged to clean up the Ganges, a river considered sacred in Hinduism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s own constituency is in Varanasi, an ancient pilgrimage city which sits on the banks of the Ganges.The river is revered by many Hindus, who believe bathing in its waters can bring healing and spiritual redemption. But the 1,500-mile long river has become a dumping ground for industrial effluents, agricultural by-products and human waste. Its waters are not only polluted but also meager compared to their prior flow, a situation Agrawal sought to reverse.Before starting his fast, Agrawal wrote to Modi with a list of demands: pass legislation to clean and revive the river, cancel all hydroelectric projects on the upper reaches of the Ganges, ban deforestation and sand mining along the river and establish an independent body to oversee its management.The government sent a minister to meet with Agrawal and persuade him to give up his fast, but he refused so long as his demands were not met.“I have no qualms about giving up my life,” he wrote in a letter to Modi in August. During the Modi government’s time in office, it had taken “not even a single action” toward rescuing the river, Agrawal wrote.On Thursday evening, Modi expressed his condolences on Twitter and saluted Agrawal’s passion for the environment.Over the course of his life, Agrawal was an engineer, a professor at one of India’s most prestigious universities, a pollution regulator, an entrepreneur and finally a renunciate: in 2011, he joined an order of Hindu monastics in the northern state of Uttarakhand and took the name Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand.As a young man, he did graduate work at the University of California Berkeley. He later taught at the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur and served as a member of the Central Pollution Control Board of India.Together with S.K. Gupta, his former student, Agrawal helped build Envirotech Instruments, the first firm in India to offer locally-made devices for monitoring air pollution.Agrawal went on to mentor a host of prominent environmental lawyers and activists in India. Following a trip to the Himalayas in 2006, Gupta said, Agrawal became deeply distressed by the state of the Ganges River and decided to devote himself to rejuvenating it.After Agrawal undertook two previous hunger strikes in 2008 and 2009, the Indian government acceded to his demand that it cancel a hydroelectric project on the Bhagirathi River, one of the sources of the Ganges. But future victories proved elusive.Gupta, his former student and friend of 50 years, said he spoke to Agrawal on Thursday just before he died at a hospital, where he was taken when his condition deteriorated.“He advised me to keep up the battle,” Gupta said. “He said, ‘I have lost, but maybe you can fight.’”(c) 2018, The Washington Post  Related Itemslast_img read more

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Hindi In America

first_imgThe 2016 American Community Survey revealed that Hindi is the 11th most popular foreign language in the United States. The survey found that 810,000 people in the country speak Hindi, the most popular spoken Indian language in the United States. It is followed by Urdu and Gujarati. Overall, more than 3.6 million people in the United States speak various South Asian languages. Despite the growing Indian American population and the fact that with 260 million speakers, Hindi is the fifth most widely spoken language in the world, behind Mandarin, Spanish, English and Arabic, formal language instruction in the language has been lagging in the United States.Several U.S. universities offer programs and courses in Hindi. The University of Chicago offers a comprehensive Hindi program with a focus on language, culture and literature. The Department of Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Washington offers a wide range of courses, including modern and medieval Hindi literature at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Several other universities, such as University of California Berkeley, University of Texas, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Harvard University and Yale University offer Hindi programs. Some offer other regional South Asian languages, such as Urdu, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil and Punjabi, as well.Yuva Hindi Sansthan camp.The importance of Hindi as a foreign language in U.S. universities has been recognized ever since India emerged as a fast-growing economy. Even though enrollments for Hindi and other South Asian regional language courses remain low, the awareness is on the rise. Bhavya Tiwari, who teaches in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of Houston says: “Hindi is a global language like Spanish and French. There is a lot of scope for Hindi in the U.S. The language can be used in the government as well as the private sector. It also has a big literary tradition.” Foreign language centers, which attract both amateur and professional learners, have begun offering Hindi instruction. U.S. intelligence and security agencies have also been recruiting Hindi translators. Tiwari says that as South Asia rises in international trade, Hindi’s importance is rising as well. But enrollment numbers in Hindi courses are still abysmal. According to the Modern Language Association of America, enrollments in languages other than English between 2009 and 2016 fell 15 percent in U.S. colleges and universities. According to the association’s Language Enrollment Database, just 1,426 students enrolled in Hindi language courses in 2016, down from 1,813 in 2013 and its peak of 2,173 in 2009. By contrast, Spanish, the most popular foreign language in the United States had more than 712,000 students in 2016, followed by French (176,000), American Sign (107,000) and German (107,000). Jason Grunebaum, senior lecturer in Hindi, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilization at University of Chicago: “Interest in Hindi and other South Asian languages ebbs and flows. Prof Jason Grunebaum, senior lecturer in Hindi, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilization at the University of Chicago, says: “Interest in Hindi and other South Asian languages ebbs and flows. We’re currently in a nationwide decline in enrollment in all foreign languages at the university level.” Grunebaum says: “You’ll see for Hindi that there was a steady increase of enrollment until about 2009, after which enrollments have declined. The 2018 figures are about what the figures were in 2002 nationwide. At the University of Chicago, where I teach, and where we teach more South Asian languages than nearly any university, we’ve also been subject to the periodic ebbs and flows of student interest. Things come and go in cycles — the only foreign language to have consistent, steady growth over the past decade has been Korean.” Enrollment in Korean language courses almost doubled from 7,146 in 2006 to 13,936 in 2016, according to the MLA.Hindi may not be experiencing the same boost because Indian immigrants are English speakers and do not consider it important to take up Hindi professionally. Ashok Ojha, president of the Yuva Hindi Sansthan in New Jersey, says, “While Hindi is taught in major universities and ivy league colleges, it remains absent from curriculums at the elementary and middle school levels.” A few years ago, Ojha contacted North Penn High School in Pennsylvania to host a Summer Hindi Language program. He today serves as director of YHS Startalk Hindi programs, which offer Hindi language and culture camps for students. While Hindi is now being taught in several school districts across New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas, Ojha says YHS’s goal is to integrate Hindi into the curriculum in schools across the United States. Within the Indian American community, informal teaching with students going to temples or community centers to learn Hindi has by far been the most popular. However, Ojha says, “The need for formal teaching that involves the language to be taught in context and culture is missing amongst the community.” He admits that despite grandiose plans to promote Hindi as an important foreign language in the country, he finds it hard to find support: “Parents are reluctant as they do not see professional advantages of studying Hindi, even though there are many. Also, the fact that Indian community is further segregated in several regional languages too makes it difficult to cohesively promote one language.” And indeed, that’s the philosophy that many newage Indian food brands are utilizing to gain acceptance for their products in an already cluttered market. Related ItemscultureHindilast_img read more

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Mbala on La Salle departure: ‘It’s final’

first_imgMVP chants as Beasley scores 32 to lead Knicks past Celtics LATEST STORIES Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor La Salle big man Ben Mbala, it was time to move up the ranks.Speaking for the first time since announcing his decision to turn pro in Mexico, the Cameroonian center believes that it’s just the right time for him to leave the confines of Taft.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:24Life lessons the hearing can learn from the Deaf01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq “It’s final,” he said in an interview with Sports Desk. “I feel like it’s time to get to the next level. It’s been a long time for me in college and I feel like it’s time for another level.”Mbala admitted that it was a hard decision for him to part ways with the Green Archers, which have been his family for the better part of the last five years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“La Salle is like a family,” he said. “They’ve been there for me since day one when I wasn’t playing. Even when I got suspended, they still got my back. Leaving La Salle is really hard, but I know the people there understood. I know my teammates, coaches, and management will understand and support me.”But the turn of events over the past year, especially the doubts that surrounded his eligibility for UAAP Season 81, made sense for Mbala to accept the job in Mexico with Fuerza Regia as he will now be a reinforcement for the squad in top-tier Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional. “It all started when my last year was not really sure. With the rules that have been coming out, I had to talk to my family and the people at school. I felt that it’s time for me to get to the next level instead of wasting one year not doing anything. I decided to try my luck in the pro league and see how it goes,” said the 6-foot-8 slotman.And so far, Mbala is having a blast as he now gets to showcase his talents on a professional level in Mexico.“Everything is going fine. The guys really welcomed me the right way and they are very understanding patient with me, especially I’m the new face. They are giving me a lot of advice,” he said.Mbala, however, isn’t ruling out a possible return to the Philippines somewhere along the way, may it be for a vacation or as an import.“Why not? I love the Philippines,” he said. “It’s not like I’m leaving the Philippines forever. I will visit from time to time. If I get an offer to play in the Philippines, why not? I’ll grab it.”ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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San Beda pips Chiang Kai Shek for crown

first_imgTiu embraces bigger role for Rain or Shine BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Read Next “You can see in my players how they really wanted to win this one. We were down by double figures in the third but they just kept on coming back,” said San Beda coach JB Sison.The Red Cubs took home P80,000 in cash plus a trophy and became the first team to win two titles. They also ruled the 2014 tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues JM Lagumen drilled in the game-winning triple with five-tenths of a second left to help San Beda beat Chiang Kai Shek College, 66-65, on Thursday and rule the 6th PSSBC Dickies Underwear Cup at SGS Stadium in Araneta Avenue, Quezon City.After trailing by as many as 11 points in the third canto, the Red Cubs rallied to go toe-to-toe with the Blue Dragons before Lagumen sealed the comeback win.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

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Misfiring TNT fall to Rain or Shine

first_imgThe KaTropa’s efforts were evident in the game as they dominated the boards, 73-54, had more points in the paint (32 to 20) and second chance points (25 to 14). They also dished more assists (18 to 13) and blocked more shots (eight to five).What Castro failed to mention, however, was how the Elasto Painters shot better from the field.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 shutoutRain or Shine went 29-of-79 from the field, amounting to a 36 percent clip, against to the 31-of-102 shooting for TNT, which only translated to 30 percent. Also hurting the KaTropa were their horrendous 8-of-38 shooting from beyond the arc, something that the 31-year-old guard said should be a pressing concern for the team moving forward.“Our outside shots were bad. We need to work on those and execute our new plays,” he said. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles07:50BYS Academy: Create a Fall Glam Makeup Look01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next MOST READ On Christmas, NBA shows off its best — and who’s got next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues LATEST STORIES Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ View commentscenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But Castro can still draw some silver lining from those numbers as he expressed satisfaction with how TNT bounced back in the second half after a terrible showing in the first two quarters.“We had a good second half and I hope we could sustain that. We’re aggressive on both ends and I see it more as a good news. Hopefully next game, we can have those stats and pull out the win,” he said.TNT closes the year against Alaska on December 29, still at Cuneta Astrodome.ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJayson Castro couldn’t help but be baffled with how the hardworking TNT squad lost its 2018 PBA Philippine Cup season opener to Rain or Shine, 82-79, on Friday given how his team won in almost all statistical departments.“I’m also confused. We won virtually every stats, but we still lost the game,” he said after putting up near triple-double numbers of 18 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraqlast_img read more

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Evans, Gasol help Grizzlies defeat Clippers

first_imgDo not bring these items in SEA Games venues Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans (12) attempts a three point shot against Los Angeles Clippers guard Milos Teodosic (4) in the second half of an NBA basketball game. APMEMPHIS, Tennessee — The Memphis Grizzlies haven’t won many games lately, and those few victories have featured drama in the closing seconds.Tyreke Evans had 30 points and 11 assists, Marc Gasol had 17 points and a season-high 15 rebounds and Memphis snapped a three-game losing streak with a 115-112 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communitiescenter_img BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq MOST READ Pelicans pull away after halftime, top Heat LATEST STORIES Memphis had its largest lead of the game with 5 minutes left, 109-93, before Austin Rivers and Williams began chipping into the advantage. Eventually, the guards helped craft a 19-6 run, pulling the Clippers within 115-112 with 1:00 left after a 3-pointer from Williams. After a couple missed attempts by Memphis, Doc Rivers called timeout with 21 seconds left. But Los Angeles never got off a shot in the ensuing possession.“I didn’t like the last play at all,” the Clippers coach said. “I thought we were looking for the 3, which we wanted, but we also could have gotten a quick 2. But we basically just dribbled the clock out.”Memphis has struggled in at least one quarter in games throughout the losing skid. This time, Memphis used a strong third quarter to stretch its 63-59 halftime lead to as many as 12. The 16-point advantage in the closing 5 minutes was enough of a cushion for Memphis.For the Clippers, playing the second night of a back-to-back after a win in Houston on Friday, there wasn’t quite enough energy to overcome the deficit.“Emotionally, on defense, we weren’t communicating,” Austin Rivers said. “We weren’t into it. They got too many buckets, and it cost us down the stretch.”ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Clippers had the ball with a chance to tie in the closing 21 seconds, but a tough Memphis defense forced a bad pass from Lou Williams, and Evans ran the ball down in the backcourt as the horn sounded. The victory was only the third for Memphis in the last 22 games. In each, the opponents failed to convert shots for a tie or victory on the final possession.“You take the win any way that you can,” Memphis interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “We’ve got to be better in those moments, though.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderAustin Rivers had 38 points, his second straight game setting a career high, while Williams finished with 36. But no other Clippers player reached double figures. DeAndre Jordan, the league’s leading rebounder, had 18 boards.“It was a great comeback at the end when you’re down that many,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.last_img read more

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What a year for Ceres

first_imgThe relentless Busmen not only play with swag, they also celebrate in style.And on this Saturday night in the middle of December, the country’s newest football champions booked one of Bacolod City’s top restaurants for an exclusive victory party marking a banner year for the club, after the Busmen subdued Global Cebu, 4-1, for the PFL title at Panaad Stadium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderOn the far end of the room, the club’s low-key owner Leorey Yanson smiles, letting the moment sink in.A few hours ago, much to the prodding of his players, Yanson finally stood on top of the podium, lifting the trophy in front of an adoring throng at Panaad Stadium. MOST READ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “It gives me great pleasure to send my warmest congratulations to Ceres-Negros FC for winning the inaugural edition of the Philippines Football League!” said Infantino in his letter to Philippine Football Federation president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta.“This title is the result of the determination of everyone involved and my congratulations go to the players, the coach, the administration, the entire technical and medical staff as well as the fans for this great achievement.”The club also won the AFC Cup Fair Play award for the first time after picking up the most points for positive play, conduct on and off the field and behavior of supporters.Ceres has come a long way from five years ago when it was limited to the national club championship.Working its way from the second division of the now-defunct United Football League, the Busmen made a strong statement, ruling the top flight in 2015, leading to a first AFC Cup appearance.“Our learning curve was five years,” said Yanson, reflecting on a banner season. “We kept on learning from our mistakes the previous year and kept on improving.”Staying on top, of course, will be a totally different story next year with a slew of challengers to the Busmen’s throne both in the PFL and the AFC.Hit by the departures of Iain Ramsay, Roland Muller and Josh Grommen, the Busmen face a tough task of putting together a strong squad that will continue to contend for trophies.The Busmen won’t have much time as they start the season on Jan. 16, when they face Shan United of Myanmar in an AFC Champions League qualifier. A duel with Brisbane Roar awaits the winner of the tie.“It will be tough next season, but we’re really excited of what 2018 has in store for us,” said Yanson. For the youthful owner, this was a year in which his club punched more than its weight, stunning some of Southeast Asia’s top clubs like Johor Darul Ta’zim of Malaysia on its way to the AFC Inter-zonal semifinals last September.Despite lagging in the scheduling due to their AFC Cup campaign, the Busmen then still got the job done in the PFL, with the depth of its squad keying a strong finish.“This year is undoubtedly, a great year for us,” said Yanson.“Clinching the AFC Cup 2017 Asean zone title and the Philippine Football League Championship title would have not been possible without the hard work and sacrifices that each of the players and coaching staff have put in.”No less than International Football Federation (Fifa) president Gianni Infantino cited the club’s historic season in the PFL.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities View comments The trophy and plaque stood on the table, a few steps away from the LED screen showing highlights of Ceres-Negros’ 2017 campaign as blue and green lights illuminated the dance floor and rap music blared on the speakers.The players take turns for selfies with the club’s newest precious possession—the Philippines Football League trophy—as well as the AFC Cup Asean zonal championship plaque from the Asian Football Confederation.ADVERTISEMENT Mangrobang sets sights on 2020, calls it her life’s ‘most important race’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraqlast_img read more

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Philippines defends basketball title, rips Indonesia for the gold

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul FILE – Gilas’ Kiefer Ravena drives against Singapore during their game in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR—When all else fails, at least win the basketball gold.While Team Philippines took defeats from several corners, Gilas Pilipinas made sure to pocket the gold that the country craves for the most, drubbing Indonesia, 94-55, for the Southeast Asian Games men’s basketball title Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Streaking Ginebra deals Alaska another loss Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Fil-German Christian Standhardinger chipped 11 as he provided muscle underneath when Indonesia was trying to drag the Filipinos to a slow-burn, half court game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Before an overflow crowd at MABA Stadium, the Philippines, sending its Team B here, claimed its 12th straight SEA Games gold medal in a show of undeniable might.The Philippines has won 18 titles in all having lost the crown just once—in the 1989 edition that was incidentally held in this city.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“It’s a wonderful feeling for me. It’s icing on the cake,” said team captain Kiefer Ravena, who has now won  fourth straight SEA Games titles.The flashy point guard served as the pillar for Gilas, which wasn’t very consistent all tournament long and only played as one cohesive unit in the final. He made seven points aside from providing leadership in the team that was assembled off the pool members who weren’t chosen for the Fiba Asian Cup held the previous week.“Given the chance, I will play for the Philippines once again,” said Ravena referring to the 2019 Games that will be held in Manila.Mike Tolomia topscored with 20 points including five three-pointers as Gilas found its mark early in the match to pull away beyond the reach of the Indonesians.“We shot very well tonight, that’s the key,” said coach Jong Uichico who handled the team even as Chot Reyes, head coach of Gilas’ Team A, arrived in the city Friday.Kobe Paras added 14 points—flashing his highlight-reel moves to the delight the gallery.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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FIFA World Cup 2018 : Germany vs Mexico Preview

first_imgAdvertisement ¡Hoy todo México late al unísono! ❤️ Con este XI debutaremos en #Rusia2018. ¡Venga, equipo! 👊🏼#NadaNosDetiene | #GERMEX pic.twitter.com/6KxjGMbRYt— Selección Nacional (@miseleccionmx) June 17, 2018Read also :FIFA World Cup 18: Lionel Messi :’I take full responsibility for missing the penalty and letting the team down.’FIFA World Cup 2018 : Croatia vs Nigeria Review (Video Highlights) AdvertisementDefending champions Germany will take on Mexico in the opening match of the FIFA world cup 2018 in Moscow on Sunday. With Germany in fine form coming into the match, questions are raised about Manuel Neuer who has been picked over Ter Stegen as he missed much of last season due to injury.Die Mannschaft will be looking to become the first country since Brazil in 1962 to be back-to-back champions. However Germany’s team selection has raised a few eyebrows as they have left out Mario Gotze, who scored the winner for Germany against Argentina in 2014 world cup finals and Manchester city’s Leroy Sane, Premier league’s young player of the year in the 2017-18 season. Mexico on the other hand will look to cause an early upset in the world cup by beating the Germans and increasing their chances of qualifying to the knockout stage yet again.You can watch the match on Sony ten 2 and Sony ten 3. Match starts at 8.30 p.m IST.Here is how the teams have lined up for the match :TEAM NEWS 📋 Here’s how we line up for our #WorldCup opener #DieMannschaft #ZSMMN #GERMEX pic.twitter.com/2m7PpIuNWn— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) June 17, 2018last_img read more

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Anthony Davis drops 40-20, hits 26 FTs as Lakers rally past Grizzlies

first_imgDavis played only 31 minutes. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is the first player to have a 40-20 game in 31 minutes or less since 1954-55. Prior to Davis, the quickest 40-20 game was 33 minutes by Baylor in 1961.Davis is also the fourth player in league history and first since Michael Jordan in 1987 to make 26 or more free throws.“This solidifies why we went out and got him. He was big time for us,” said LeBron James, who scored 23 points for the Lakers. Los Angeles is off to its first 3-1 start since winning its first eight in 2010.Davis was questionable two hours before the game due to a right shoulder injury suffered in Sunday’s win over Charlotte. He did some dribbling and shooting on the court before being cleared.Davis had 16 points and nine rebounds in the first quarter but went back to the locker room at the start of the second to get the shoulder checked and re-taped. Coach Frank Vogel thought he might have to go the rest of the game without Davis until he saw him come back to the bench.ADVERTISEMENT Magalong drops Albayalde’s name in ‘ninja cops’ probe PLAY LIST 06:56Magalong drops Albayalde’s name in ‘ninja cops’ probe00:50Trending Articles02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ Butler makes his Miami debut but Herro steals show as Heat top Hawks Grizzlies: Memphis finished 22 of 23 from the line but was 7 of 34 on 3-pointers. … Grayson Allen came off the bench to score 13 points. … Dillon Brooks’ four-point play early in the first quarter was the third of his career. That ties him with Shane Battier and Troy Daniels for second in franchise history behind Mike Conley’s seven.Lakers: Avery Bradley had 12 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 11, with all but one coming in the fourth quarter. … Los Angeles finished 33 of 39 on free throws.UP NEXTGrizzlies: Host the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night to start a three-game homestand.Lakers: Begin a three-game road trip against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Davis had the fourth 40-point, 20-rebound game of his seven-year career and set a franchise record with 26 made free throws as the Lakers rallied in the second half for a convincing 120-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night.He joined those Laker greats as LA players to get 40 points and 20 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“It’s an honor to be on that list with those legends but more important is we got the win,” said Davis, who was 26 of 27 from the line. “It was a grind in the first half and my teammates trusted me. I just tried to be a monster on the glass.”It is Davis’ first 40-20 game since 2016. He’s the first Laker to do it since O’Neal in 2003. Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers This jewelry designer is also an architect Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? “He gutted it out playing in some pain and was dominant. They didn’t have an answer and he was terrific,” Vogel said.Los Angeles trailed for most of the first half but took a 49-47 lead into the locker room at halftime when Davis grabbed a rebound, drove down the court and tipped in his own miss at the buzzer.The Grizzlies (1-3) led 65-59 with seven minutes remaining in the third quarter when the Lakers went on a 27-2 run to close out the quarter. Davis scored 16 points during the rally, with all but two coming at the line. The final 10 Lakers’ points in the quarter came via Davis’ free throws.“Everyone was playing well,” Davis said. “I was just trying to be aggressive. It was a close game until the third quarter. I knew some of their players were in foul trouble and tried to get them out of the game. ”Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins agreed with Davis’ sentiment, saying “I thought he was super aggressive, and you are rewarded when you are aggressive.”Davis said his shoulder was still sore after the game, but he thinks it will improve since the Lakers have a couple days off.Memphis raced to a 15-2 lead before Los Angeles started to work its way back. Ja Morant led the Grizzlies with 16 points, and Jonas Valanciunas added 14 points and 11 boards.Morant, who was the second pick in the June draft, had only three points in the first half before finding his groove in the second.“Coming into an environment like this we have to play all four quarters,” Morant said. “It was wow moment coming in (facing James and Davis) but I was still trying to go out and play my game.”TIP-INS Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, center, and forward Anthony Davis, right, react after the Memphis Grizzlies called a timeout during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)LOS ANGELES — Anthony Davis is four games into his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers, and he’s already in good company.Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, George Mikan, Shaquille O’Neal — and now AD.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Becoming his own manlast_img read more

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Pop track Macarena celebrates 20 year anniversary

first_imgLos Angeles, Aug 19 (PTI) Cult party song “Macarena” is celebrating its 20th anniversary.The catchy track first appeared on 1993 album A mi me gusta by Spanish duo Los del Rio, but became a mainstream hit when producers the Bayside Boys remixed it with English lyrics.It topped charts around the world, including the Billboard Hot 100, where it stayed for 14 weeks.Antonio Romeo Monge and Rafael Ruiz of Los del Rio, who have been performing together since 1962, are still overwhelmed with the support “Macarena” receives after it became the go-to jam for weddings, sporting events, bar mitzvah and even a Democratic convention, reported Billboard magazine.”We have no words to thank everyone. Were just two guys from a small town, doing things very humbly because we come from very humble families, we lost our parents very young, weve worked so hard, and to see ourselves here?””That girl Macarena really was something,” added Rafael.The story was inspired by a Venezuelan girl Antonio spotted at a private party. Singing a little tune to himself, about the girl he called Madalena, Antonio later changed the name to Macarena in honour of his daughter, and the hit was born.The song has sold over four million units in the US. PTI JCH EMYlast_img read more

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