View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frank Ntilikina made a 3-pointer out of the timeout to get the Knicks started on a 12-0 run and then they really took off in the second quarter.That was especially true of Hardaway, who made his next eight shots against his former team. He fell seven points shy of Patrick Ewing’s franchise record for opening night, and perhaps could have gotten closer if he needed to play more of the fourth quarter.Young, the No. 5 pick in the draft and the first player to lead the nation in scoring and assists in the same season as a freshman at Oklahoma, said he felt butterflies Wednesday. He recalled that he shot airballs on his first shot in high school, college and Summer League, saying he wanted to avoid that again.He did, knocking down his first shot as a pro, a runner in the lane late in the first quarter. But he missed his other six shots in the first half and the Hawks were outscored by 19 points in his 17 minutes before halftime.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Trae Young finished with 14 points, six rebounds and five assists, shooting 5 for 14 in his NBA debut. Taurean Prince scored 21 points for the Hawks, who were overwhelmed in their first game under Lloyd Pierce.Four other Knicks scored at least 15 points, while rookie Kevin Knox finished with 10 and was just 4 for 16.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 ChrissHardaway and the Knicks started slowly, as he had missed his first four shots and the Knicks started 0 for 9 when they took a timeout trailing 10-2.During that break, George Holmes of Northport, New York, nailed a halfcourt shot to win $10,000, and suddenly the New Yorkers couldn’t miss. LATEST STORIES NEW YORK, NY Tim Hardaway Jr. #3 of the New York Knicks reacts after dunking the ball against the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden on October 17, 2018 in New York City. Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 31 points, sparking the Knicks during their franchise-record, 49-point second quarter, and New York beat the Atlanta Hawks 126-107 on Wednesday night in their first game under coach David Fizdale.Hardaway had 16 points in the period, when the Knicks matched the Hawks’ point total for the entire first half. New York led 72-49 at the break.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bogdanovic scores 19 points as Pacers rout Grizzlies Hawks: Pierce congratulated Hawks radio play-by-play voice Steve Holman for working his 2,500th game, counting playoffs, Wednesday. Holman started his career with the team in March 1989. … Atlanta plays its first three games on the road before facing Dallas in its home opener next Wednesday.Knicks: The Knicks’ record for any quarter is 53 points in the fourth quarter against Seattle on Dec. 26, 1967. … Courtney Lee didn’t play after sitting out nearly all of the preseason with a strained neck. Fizdale indicated the veteran guard wouldn’t play the first few games, saying that Lee was “totally on board with how I’m approaching it and we’ll see how it goes.” … The Knicks opened at home for the first time since the 2014-15 season. …OPENING-NIGHT OLD-TIMERVince Carter began his 21st season by starting at forward and scoring 12 points. Pierce said the Hawks’ research Wednesday found that only Robert Parish was an older opening-night NBA starter than the 41-year-old Carter. He stands out so much on a young Atlanta team that the Hawks’ average NBA experience drops from 3.65 years to 2.63 if Carter is excluded.FRIENDS AND FOESFizdale and Pierce played against each other in college, when Fizdale was a senior at San Diego during Pierce’s freshman season for West Coast Conference rival Santa Clara.“Lloyd caught a lob on my head from Steve Nash once,” Fizdale recalled. “I still haven’t forgave him for that but we’ve been friends a long time and this is obviously for both of us a big moment.”UP NEXTHawks: Visit Memphis on Friday.Knicks: Visit Brooklyn on Friday. 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Local farmers are facing serious challenges following the closure of the Donegal Animal Hospital.The hospital in Letterkenny has been permanently closed by Independent Vetcare (IVC), it was confirmed yesterday.The facility employed six vets and twelve staff, with two other clinics in Ballybofey and Gweedore. The premises was temporarily closed on August 22nd by executives from IVC UK, who cited “staffing difficulties and other regulatory issues.”But the now-permanent closure has left over 1,000 farmers without access to vital services and inspections.The Donegal Animal Hospital opened in 2000 and the practice has been covering one of the biggest territories in Ireland, ranging from the Bluestacks to Fanad Head and from the Border to Carrickfinn with 1500 farm clients and 5000 pet owners.The Tirconnaill Tribune reports that plans are already at an advanced stage by an independent source to open a practice near the Dry Arch Roundabout in the coming ten days. Huge concern for farmers after Donegal Animal Hospital closure was last modified: September 5th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is still awaiting his first win as Rangers bossKick-off: 3pm, Saturday 16 January 2016Referee: James Adcock (Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire)Match in a nutshell: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink aims to get his first victory as Rangers manager – at the ninth attempt.BetVictor.com preview: Forget top six, QPR just need a winInjuries and suspensionsROTHERHAM UNITEDRuled out: Stephen Kelly (calf/knee), Lee Frecklington (hamstring), Farrend Rawson (hamstring), Leon Best (groin).QPRRuled out: Charlie Austin (hamstring), Alex Smithies (elbow). Possible line-upsRotherham United: Camp; Facey, Belaid, Broadfoot, Mattock; G. Ward, Smallwood, Green, Newell; Derbyshire, D. Ward. Subs from: Cairns, Richardson, Thorpe, Collins, Toffolo, Wood, Ledesma, Clarke-Harris.QPR: Lumley; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Henry, Faurlin; Hoilett, Phillips, Fer; Polter. Subs from: Hudnott, Green, Angella, Yun, Tozser, Doughty, Luongo, Chery, Petrasso, Emmanuel-Thomas, Grego-Cox. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesRotherham total: W L L W W (9 points)Home: W W W L W (12 points)QPR total: D L D L D (3 points)Away: D L D W L (5 points)Top scorers – all competitionsRotherham: Clarke-Harris 6; Derbyshire 4, Newell 4; Andreu 2, Collins 2, Frecklington 2, Rawson 2, Thorpe 2, G. Ward 2, D. Ward 2; Barker 1, Bowery 1, Green 1, Odjidja-Ofoe 1.QPR: Austin 10; Emmanuel-Thomas 5; Chery 4, Phillips 4; Hoilett 3, Onuoha 3, Polter 3; Fer 1, Hill 1.Last five meetings22 August 2015: QPR 4 Rotherham 219 March 2005: Rotherham 0 QPR 17 August 2004: QPR 1 Rotherham 119 March 1983: QPR 4 Rotherham 06 November 1982: Rotherham 0 QPR 0Rotherham 0 wins, QPR 3 wins, 2 draws Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Larry: “I can’t see! I can’t see!”Moe and Shemp: “What’s the matter?”Larry: “I got my eyes closed.”It would be overstating things if we implied that Stephen Curry was flying blind all these years. Through the magic of hindsight, however, we now know there was room for improvement where his vision was concerned. Per The Athletic: Curry recently started wearing contact lenses. You could say it’s made a difference.Perhaps you noted, with curiosity bordering on alarm, that Curry …
Major studios are seeing the benefit of featuring other cultures in their blockbuster films. Let’s take a look at one of the most popular topics: Mexico’s Día De Los Muertos.Cover Image: Set of Spectre via 007Just like the Mexican directors and Mexican cinematographers currently dominating the US box office and award ceremonies, Mexican culture is also finding the spotlight in film. Mexico’s biggest annual event is Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead. The celebration has now made its way into several major feature films.Mexican culture has always been an influence on animators, so it should come as no surprise that traditional Mexican culture first started appearing in animated films. The stunning colors of Mexico would first appear in animated films like The Three Caballeros in 1944.For many in the United States, The Three Caballeros was their first look at the culture and history of Mexico. The film followed Donald Duck as he travelled to Mexico, brilliantly blending animation and live footage shot throughout the country.Even though Mexico had been featured in animated films and countless westerns, Día de los Muertos was not a subject often presented. Until recently, the celebration had been seen as taboo. American and western audiences didn’t openly talk about death, let alone celebrate it. Before continuing, we will need to cover a little history of Día de los Muertos.The History of Día de los MuertosImage via El PaisDía de los Muertos (actually just called Día de Muertos in Mexico) is a holiday that celebrates friends and family members who have died. The purpose of the holiday is to remember a person’s life and to pray for their continuing spiritual journey.The celebration actually dates back thousands of years to an Aztec festival dedicated to Mictecacihuatl, the Queen of the Underworld. The month-long celebration originally took place during the 9th Aztec month. After the Spanish colonization and introduction of the Roman Catholic church, the festival moved to align with All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.Día de los Muertos begins on October 31st. On that day, families build altars with offerings — called ofrendas — for their dead loved ones. The altars are decorated with marigold flowers, sugar skulls, bread, and the favorite food and drinks of the deceased. These ofrendas are typically built at home, and often transported to the cemetery.On November 1st, Día de los Angelitos – Day of the Little Angels – is celebrated. This day is dedicated to children that have died. The day is also called Día de los Inocentes – Day of the Innocents. November 2nd is the true Día de los Muertos, in which the deceased adults are celebrated. The traditions vary among the towns. In fact, since the celebration is steeped in Aztec culture, it was only celebrated in central and southern Mexico. Northern Mexico didn’t truly celebrate the day until the 1960s, when Día de los Muertos became a national holiday. In 2003, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added Día de los Muertos to the list of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.As the celebration became widely celebrated it Mexico, it was also gaining traction elsewhere, too. Countries like Brazil and Spain had their own versions of the celebration. As the influx of Mexican immigrants to the United States grew, so did the influence of the culture. There was certainly a backlash, as was common with any type of major immigration to the US, but we are now starting to see Mexican culture celebrated in mainstream media.Día de los Muertos in FilmImage via 007As Mexican culture has been embraced, particularly in the southern portion United States, Día de los Muertos has been growing in popularity. One of the reasons why is the introduction of the celebration to children. Kids had always favored Halloween and ‘Trick or Treating’ for candy, but over the past few decades, children have been the first to learn about Día de los Muertos. The celebration was making its way into animated films.The Halloween Tree (1993)In the early 1990s, The Halloween Tree made its way onto television screens across the country. The film actually dealt with some dark aspects, as a group of kids tries to save the soul of one of their friends. In doing so, they learn the origins of Halloween celebrations all over the world. The big final set piece takes place in Mexico during Día de los Muertos. Image via Holiday Film ReviewsThe children each eat a sugar skull with their name on it, and in doing so they overcome their fear of death. Therefore death loses its power over them in life, and they are able to save their friend.The Halloween Tree was adapted from a book written by Ray Bradbury, who narrated the film. It also featured the voice of of Leonard Nimoy. The show was a monster hit, winning a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program and a nomination for Outstanding Animated Children’s Program.The Book of Life (2014)Image via ReelFXMexican director and producer Guillermo del Toro wanted to bring Día de los Muertos to the screen like never before. Unfortunately, the film turned out to be harder to create than originally planned. Del Toro teamed up with animator Jorge R. Gutiérrez to create the film.It took a while to find financiers. We were very obscure. But I think Jorge is such a good director, and the world we have created is so beautiful, that eventually people went, ‘We want to do this.’ – Guillermo del ToroThe film was first offered to DreamWorks, who passed on creative differences. The up-and-coming studio ReelFX jumped at the chance to make the film. They cast Mexican star Diego Luna, as well as a cast of Hollywood heavyweights like Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, and Ron Perlman.Image via ReelFXJorge Gutierrez wanted the film to look just like the incredible concept art. He also did not allow his animators to go on research trips to Mexico, fearing they would only be influenced by the tourist aspects of the country. He drew from his own personal memories and experiences to help create the vivid and colorful world. The result was absolutely stunning. The film does suffer from some traditional family comedic aspects to appeal to wider audiences, but the animation alone was other worldly. The character design was fantastic, and once the characters traveled into the Land of the Remembered, the colors and architecture really did come to life.Image via ReelFXThe Book of Life was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the Golden Globes and won an Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Character Design in an Animated Feature Production.In this behind-the-scenes video, you can see director Jorge Gutierrez work with his team of animators on all the intricate details of the animation.Spectre (2015)Image via 007The next James Bond film, Spectre, will actually begin in Mexico during a Día de los Muertos celebration. Director Sam Mendes wanted the audience to be dropped right into a very rich environment at the start of the picture.For six months, the crew constructed incredibly elaborate set pieces. This included the giant parade floats, down to the individual jackets and dresses – all of which were custom made for the film. The goal was to make sure that death was prominently featured in every costume. Over 1500 extras were used on set. The face paint alone required a team of makeup artists to paint 20 extras at a time.It’s gonna be the most visually exciting opening to a Bond, ever. – Naomi DonneHere is an amazing behind-the-scenes look at Día de los Muertos in the upcoming James Bond film, Spectre.Pixar’s Coco (2017)Image via Disney/PixarNow Disney and Pixar are working on a Día de los Muertos film slated for 2017. Coco is a film that will follow a 12-year-old boy named Miguel, who discovers a mystery leading him to the world of the dead.Image via Disney/PixarThe film is only in pre-production, yet Disney made a major PR disaster when they filed a copyright claim on the term “Día de los Muertos.” There was a huge outcry from the Mexican community, and many campaigns were launched calling for Disney to remove their trademark request.The company did so, admitting they were only trying to copyright potential film titles. Following the outcry, Disney hired Mexican artists for consultation on the film.This is only the beginning for Mexican culture in film. The Latino audience is a major player in ticket sales, and studios are taking notice. Much like the globalization of blockbuster films, studios are seeing the benefits of including worldwide cultures in their films.