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Clippers rookie guard C.J. Williams making his dreams come true

first_img“He’s been on a heater right now,” Williams said of Beal, who has assumed the scoring lead for the Wizards with fellow guard John Wall sidelined by a knee injury. “It is a little different. I’ve watched these guys on TV and now I’ve got to guard them, but this is what I was raised to do.”Beal is averaging a team-leading 23.8 points.TEODOSIC UPDATEThe Clippers listed Teodosic as “doubtful” to play against the Wizards, which was an upgrade from his status as “out” since he was injured in the closing minutes of the first half of the team’s Oct. 21 victory over the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center.Teodosic has rejoined his teammates for practice this week and has been cleared for contact in drills and scrimmages. Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he believed Teodosic was “ready” to play again, adding, “he’s close,” when pressed for a return date for the 30-year-old rookie from Serbia.FINDING A RHYTHMDanilo Gallinari said he felt “very good” during his return to the starting lineup Wednesday after a 13-game layoff because of a strained left glute. He said his conditioning is “very good,” adding it was not the reason for his lackluster 2-for-13 shooting in the Clippers’ loss to Minnesota.“You can practice as much as you want, but the game is different,” Gallinari said. “I’ve got to get back my rhythm. I didn’t help the team the way I wanted. That was the frustrating part. I have to be aggressive and go to the basket. I have to find a way to get baskets.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “We’re riddled with injuries and that’s allowed me a chance to have an opportunity,” said Williams, who signed a free-agent contract with the Clippers in September, so late in the offseason that the only mention of him in the team’s media guide is on the career transactions page.Williams is averaging 2.7 points, 0.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 11 games.He’s also averaged 14.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in six G League contests.“To be a 3-star recruit in high school to being an NBA starter, it’s a dream come true,” said the 6-foot-5 Williams, who made the leap from his Fayetteville, North Carolina high school to N.C. State to Europe and several NBA summer league squads, and then finally to the Clippers.Williams’ next assignment could be his most difficult; he’ll be matched against the Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal for Saturday’s matinee at Staples Center. Beal scored 34 points in the Wizards’ victory Thursday over the Phoenix, which was two nights after he had 51 against Portland.center_img PLAYA VISTA — Point guard Milos Teodosic is expected to return to the Clippers lineup sooner rather than later, which means C.J. Williams will return to a reserve role sooner rather than later, which is still a “dream come true” for the 27-year-old rookie shooting guard.Williams was ticketed for the Clippers’ G League team when the regular season began Oct. 19, a victim of a numbers game with the NBA club. There just wasn’t a spot for him in the Clippers’ rotation, or on the bench, for that matter.Matters changed dramatically after injuries to Teodosic and Patrick Beverley meant the Clippers needed backcourt help. Teodosic was sidelined indefinitely after a plantar fascia injury to his left foot Oct. 21. Beverley underwent season-ending right knee surgery Nov. 22.Williams went from Reno to Charlotte to Ontario to New York, from the G League to the NBA back to the G League and back to the NBA in one grueling week of cross-country travel. Then he went from the Clippers’ bench to their starting lineup for the past two games, a pair of losses to Minnesota.last_img read more

Thurston County Youth Can Earn A Patch For Reducing, Reusing, &…

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston County Solid WasteGroups can work to reduce trash, reuse items, and recycle more. By being part of the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Patch program, youth from Thurston County will learn how to prevent and reduce waste and take better care of their environment and neighborhood. After a group completes activities and action projects, they can fill out a Patch Requirement Sheet. Thurston County Solid Waste will send free patches to the group for practicing the 3 R’s.Don’t stop with the RRR Patch Program!Thurston Solid Waste has even more opportunities for youth in organizations, such as scouts, to earn badges, patches, pins, and service hours. They have helpful presentations that show you:What you can recycle in your community.How you can recycle at home.Where your garbage goes.Staff also help group members learn to teach others. Youth can work alongside Master Recycler Composter education volunteers or County outreach staff and “learn by doing”. One example activity is to show people how to sort their waste and recycling at a public event like the Thurston County Fair.If your group is interested and would like more information about either of these options, please visit www.ThurstonSolidWaste.org/Youth, or contact Colleen Minion at (360) 867-2280 or [email protected]last_img read more

Prep Football: Eureka jumps into league play Saturday as Fortuna visits Albee Stadium

first_imgAnd at long last, the Loggers are on the doorstep of joining the party.Homecoming night at Albee Stadium is also the first Big 5 game of the season for the Eureka football team, with one of the Loggers biggest rivals, Fortuna, making the trip up U.S. Highway 101 for a Saturday night showdown. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Eureka.With Eureka coming off its bye week, it is the official proclamation that we are entering the final four weeks of the regular season.Both teams may be below …last_img read more

Caron Butler remains close to the game even after a year out of the NBA

first_imgE.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Old habits die hard and Caron Butler knows that well.One year removed from the NBA, but he still can’t shake off his straw-chewing routine.ADVERTISEMENT Role players save Arellano in 2OT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Butler, a journeyman who played for nine NBA teams in his 14-year career, has also become a willing mentor for the up-and-comers.“I’m working while also staying connected to the game of basketball, talking and educating while also seeing some of my young guys that still need that guidance that even when I’m not in the locker room, I could come from a different objective and different place where I could give valuable pieces of information to them,” he said.Butler is encouraging players to be more vocal about their advocacies and take the opportunity that basketball provides to be a positive influence to their thousands of fans, especially in the age where it’s easy to connect to everyone through social media.“I think it’s great when you see athletes outside of what they’re considered to be. Whenever you have a talent, you want them to stay in that bubble as that talent. All you want to see them do is play basketball or play football. People are human beings, they have feelings. It’s good to see athletes use their platform and following to educate to the best of their knowledge and talk about things that is a problem. I want to see more of it,” he said.“The only thing I say is you’re an athlete and you do that, educate yourself on what you’re talking about. If you want to go out there and be vocal, be sure that you’re educated enough to talk about these things and answer the questions.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten my hand on some straw since I landed. But I’m gonna drop at the nearest McDonald’s and get some straw, the red, yellow, and white one. You’ll see that in my mouth,” Butler playfully shared on Thursday as he met the press at NBA Store in Trinoma.But don’t get distracted with what he’s chewing, but rather focus on what he’s saying as the 37-year-oldpost-basketball career as an ambassador for the game.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“I’m doing a lot of things, which is coming out and using my platform to inspire and tell the story of the game of basketball from my eyes and what I’ve seen. I’ve also been staying busy doing case studies and enrolling in the University of Harvard while being a father of four girls. That keeps me busy,” he said.Being a basketball ambassador has also allowed Butler to venture into new things that are still close to the game like doing color commentary for the league’s broadcast. MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Caron Butler remains close to the game a year out of the NBA57 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 View commentslast_img read more

Belingon eyes huge win in Manila, ONE title shot

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Belingon (16-5) failed in his first attempt to dislodge reigning ONE Bantamweight Champion Bibiano Fernandez from his throne in their clash in January last year.But since that setback, the 30-year-old has made tremendous strides, racking up thrilling victories against Muin Gafurov, Toni Tauru, and finally, Reece McLaren last August.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 shutoutAnd on November 10 at Mall of Asia Arena, Belingon is seeking to add Chung (5-0) to his growing list of victims as he eyes another crack at the title.“My mindset remains to showcase my skills and remain focused on executing the game plan. My team and I have devised a tremendous strategy in dealing with my next opponent. Even though I have scored some recent knockouts, I am not going in there recklessly,” he said. “If at any point, I sense that my opponent is ready to go, and the knockout presents itself, I’m like a shark in a fish tank. There is no doubt I will go for the finish, and I will end matters quickly. I will strike my opponent until the referee pulls me off him.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Belingon is well aware of the caliber of the American Chung and the Baguio native made it clear that he’s not taking his upcoming match for granted.“My opponent is not easy, and I am not taking him for granted, which is why I am completely focused on my upcoming bout this November 10. This is a dangerous game we play, and we cannot underestimate anybody. I need to be at my absolute best so I can turn in another great performance for the fans. Competing in front of my hometown crowd, the pressure is on to score another huge victory,” he said.But Belingon is looking at this as a stepping stone in getting one more shot again at Fernandes as he looks forward on showcasing how capable he is joining the ranks as ONE’s world champions.“I want to show everybody that I am the real title challenger-in-waiting. I have realized my mistakes in my first encounter with Bibiano, and I have worked hard to erase those flaws. He is a great world champion, but I feel things will go differently if we ever meet again. The time will come when I will be able to showcase my improvements,” he said.“I know I will meet Bibiano again in that cage, and when that day comes, I need to be prepared. There is not a day that has passed that I have not thought about that first bout. But for now, my objective is to win against Kevin Chung on November 10.”ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img View comments Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’03:491.8M visitors expected at Manila North Cemetery for ‘Undas’ 201901:42Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Dame time: Lillard’s 3 gives Trail Blazers 113-110 win over Lakers ONE Championship: Kings of Destiny at Mall of Asia Arena last April 21. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWinner of three straight bouts, Kevin Belingon believes that scoring a decisive win against Kevin Chung at ONE: Legends of the World will be the bout to put him in the conversation for the promotion’s bantamweight title once again.“Make no mistake about it: my performances in the cage as of late are a message to the organization and to the reigning ONE Bantamweight Champion. I am coming for that belt, and no one can stop me. Whoever they put in front of me, I will be looking to destroy. I am a man on a mission,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

10 months agoLe Tissier: Hasenhuttl right manager for Southampton

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Le Tissier: Hasenhuttl right manager for Southamptonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew Southampton ambassador Matt Le Tissier has no doubts about the ability of manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.As well as the recent performances, Le Tissier has been encouraged by Hasenhuttl’s training sessions.“I’ve been very impressed with the training I’ve watched and the difference in the performance of the team since Ralph H has come in and am confident for the rest of the season,” he said.“I’ve loved watching training under the last four or five managers since Ronald [Koeman] was in charge and there’s definitely an intensity to it that I’d not seen before.“I didn’t see them train under Mauricio [Pochettino] but imagine it would have been pretty similar.” last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Companies represented onstage include 20th Century Fox, AAFCA, AMPAS, ANCINE, BRON Studios, CAA, Cineplex, Cinema do Brasil, Endeavour Content, HanWay Films, ICM, Instagram, LA Skins Fest, National Association of Theatre Owners, Olsberg•SPI, Refinery29 , See Saw Films, Significant Productions, Rotten Tomatoes, Technicolor, UTA, Women In Media, and XYZ Films.TIFF MogulsIndustry leaders and innovators are front and centre in TIFF Moguls. The series begins with a groundbreaking keynote on inclusion and diversity from Dr. Stacy L. Smith, author of the inclusion rider template and the Founder & Director of the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, a leading global think tank on diversity, gender, and inclusion. Dr. Smith will unveil the second phase of her research on equity in film criticism in a compelling address, after which she will be joined by Rotten Tomatoes editor Jacqueline Coley, freelance writer Valerie Complex, and Gil Robertson of the AAFCA. The panel will be moderated by Franklin Leonard, Founder & CEO of The Black List. This event heralds the new Betty-Ann Heggie Speaker Series, a Share Her Journey initiative dedicated to bringing to light the challenges women face in the screen industry.TIFF also welcomes award-winning producer Nina Yang Bongiovi, an influential force in the industry with a discerning eye for groundbreaking stories and thrilling new directors. She spent the early part of her career co-producing and connecting the US and Chinese film industries, and in 2009 she co-founded Significant Productions with Forest Whitaker, a company that has championed Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station and Dope, Roxanne Roxanne, and Boots Riley’s breakout hit Sorry to Bother You. Join us as Yang Bongiovi discusses her career, what she looks for when scouting talent, and her ambitions for a more globally inclusive film industry.TIFF Master ClassesAuthenticity, satire, and stories from the front line are at the forefront of this year’s Master Classes, conversations featuring some of the industry’s most distinguished luminaries.The Conference will open with a candid interview with Canadian screen icon Tantoo Cardinal, whose seminal portraits of Indigenous characters have ignited the screen in more than 120 films and television programs, including Dances with Wolves, Legends of the Fall, Westworld, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and Moccasin Flats. An eminent activist and artist with an indomitable presence on- and off-screen, she joins Festival programmerDanis Goulet to discuss her four-decade career, the qualities she looks for in great directors, and her most recent performances in three of the films at this year’s Festival, including the lead role in Falls Around Her.In his first visit to TIFF, New Zealand filmmaker, actor, and comedian Taika Waititi joins TIFF’s Artistic Director Cameron Bailey for a conversation about cinematic inspiration, vampires, superheroes, and his sympathetic approach to marginalised characters in his films, which include Boy , Hunt for the Wilderpeople, What We Do in the Shadows, Thor: Ragnarok, and his upcoming film Jojo Rabbit .One of China’s most prolific and accomplished superstars, actor-director Jiang Wen brings his latest action-epic, Hidden Man, to TIFF ’18. Fresh from his role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story , Jiang takes the stage to share insights into his creative process and his love of cinema and to discuss his trajectory from acting in art-house classics to directing blockbusters that are tailor-made for the largest film audience in the world.Topics, Conversations, Current EventsThe Festival’s Industry Conference focuses on excellence in storytelling, cultivating artistic entrepreneurs, driving provocative and candid conversations, and pursuing equality and innovation with curatorial rigour.Our Dialogues programme, supported by the OMDC, presents an array of topical programming that includes exhibitors, filmmakers, and industry executives.● John Fithian, President & CEO of the National Association of Theatre Owners, will moderate a discussion examining the impact of theatrical exhibition on today’s culture and the ways in which exhibition drives revenue for the industry at large.● Following up on a successful collaboration on A Fantastic Woman, go behind the scenes with GLAAD, which, along with film executives and creators, explores how the organization uses onscreen representation to change hearts and minds around the world.● The 3 for 30 screenwriters session returns with three writer-director film teams exposing the hardest scene to write. Hosted by Franklin Leonard and Kate Hagen of The Black List.● Renowned music supervisors, including Barry Cole ( The Chi), explain how to create the perfect soundtrack.● Working in short films, music videos, and commercials, a vanguard of multi-disciplinary directors and artists discuss how they are breaking open the world of short-form content and going viral with their innovative and bold voices.Foundations is a practical stream designed for up-and-comers that explores all aspects of the business, from craft to distribution, and provides tangible tools for creative practitioners.● Dynamic sessions highlight excellence in below-the-line roles, including a panel on how to build a diverse crew featuring April Reign (#OscarsSoWhite), Shawn Finnie (AMPAS), Tema Staig (Women In Media), and Patricia Gomes (LA Skins Fest).● An inspiring conversation with a panel of brilliant designers, including Academy Award–winning production designer Paul Austerberry (The Shape of Water) and visual effects producer and director Ivy Agregan (The Revenant).● A panel on post-production with the award-winning co-directing team of Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier (Anthropocene) and their longtime collaborator Mark Kueper, Senior Colourist at Technicolor, in which they discuss how they establish the visual language for their films.The Guardian TIFF Talks is a series of onstage conversations between high-profile creative talent and The Guardian’s journalists. Landscapes is a new stream featuring four intimate fireside chats presenting a global snapshot of current trends in storytelling from specific countries and markets. Connections will offer networking roundtables in the areas of co-production, documentary, shorts, tech, and primetime television, on a first-come, first-served basis. Telefilm Canada presents this year’s industry programming under its banner RDV Canada Panel Series. Delegates can look forward to Microsessions sponsored by leading companies that showcase their newest media tools, products, and programmes.Launching this year, TIFF Tech is a new stream presenting innovations in computer technology and the convergence of the tech and media industries. Our mission is to cultivate creative entrepreneurs. Sessions will empower filmmakers with insights and connect today’s tech innovators with tomorrow’s storytellers.TIFF Doc ConferenceCelebrating its 10th anniversary, Doc Conference will deliver an array of high profile guests in its news-making talk and craft sessions. Highlights include an opening conversation with director Werner Herzog on the making of this new film Meeting Gorbachev; producer of Democracy Now! Nermeen Shaikh revealing what makes a great documentary; CEO of The Festival Agency Leslie Vuchot providing the hits and misses of self-distribution and marketing; representatives from CAA, Endeavor Content, ICM, and UTA revealing whatsales agents want; award-winning Inuk filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril providing a critical insight into how to tell stories with humility while looking to the future of indigenous storytelling; director and producer Maxim Pozdorovkin on his latest film The Truth About Killer Robots and the effects of robotic technology on the creative arts; co-directors Victoria Stone and Mark Deeble on logistical and philosophical challenges of making their latest film, The Elephant Queen; and renowned filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa joins Tanya Cooperfrom Human Rights Watch and Polina Kovaleva from the PEN American Center to discuss actions to free Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker who was detained in Crimea and sentenced to 20 years in a Russian prison on charges of terrorism. Doc Conference is curated by the TIFF Docs Programming team, Thom Powers and Dorota Lech.Industry RegistrationOnline industry registration for the Toronto International Film Festival is now open. There are six pass types, offering varying levels of access to the Industry Conference and Doc Conference. Online registration closes August 24. To purchase passes and learn more, visit https://www.tiff.net/industry-accreditation/. Facebook Advertisement Twitter Advertisement TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival® announced today a first look at the 2018 TIFF Industry Conference. The six-day event, taking place September 7–12 during the Festival, will inspire and incite discussions for creative and business entrepreneurship, while examining the role independent filmmakers play within an evolving and challenging media landscape.“This is a pivotal moment in recognizing the unsung heroes in the industry,” said Kathleen Drumm, TIFF Industry Director. “Our conference programming will provide tools to address the imbalance of power, look to new trends, champion diversity, and identify how independent voices can be empowered and chart a sustainable career.”More than 150 speakers will take the stage of the Glenn Gould Studio including Ivy Agregan, Tre’vell Anderson, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Chris Aronson, Paul Austerberry, Jennifer Baichwal, Andrew Barnes, Jeremy Blacklow, Justin Broadbent, Tantoo Cardinal, Barry Cole, Jacqueline Coley, Valerie Complex, Christian de Castro Oliveira, Nicholas de Pencier, Amy Emmerich, Helen Estabrook, Ana Letícia Fialho, Shawn Finnie, John Fithian, Patricia Gomes, Kate Hagen, Werner Herzog, Kevin Iwashina, Ellis Jacob, Jiang Wen, Mark Kueper, Amanda Lebow, Franklin Leonard, Sergei Loznitsa, Maxim Pozdorovkin, April Reign, Gil Robertson, A.V. Rockwell, Rena Ronson, Nermeen Shaikh, Dr. Stacy L. Smith, Tema Staig, Taika Waititi, and Nina Yang Bongiovi.last_img read more

Severe Thunderstorm watch issued for Fort Nelson region

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Fort Nelson.Environment Canada says conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that could produce large hail and heavy rain.A moist and unstable air mass over the Northeast B.C. Interior will produce thunderstorms over Fort Nelson region this afternoon and evening. There is a potential that some of these thunderstorms may become severe.last_img