Community News The Huntington and LA Arts Organization Clockshop Reunite for Contemporary Art Initiative For the fourth year of The Huntington’s /five initiative, artists Nina Katchadourian, Beatriz Santiago Munoz, and Rosten Woo; writer Dana Johnson; and poet Robin Coste Lewis will create new work inspired by Huntington collections From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 11:03 am 13 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Subscribe Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Robin Coste Lewis, Nina Katchadourian, Dana Johnson, and Rosten Woo. Photo: Kate LainThe Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens named Los Angeles arts organization Clockshop as its partner for the fourth year of The Huntington’s /five initiative. Artists invited to participate in this year’s project are Nina Katchadourian, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, and Rosten Woo, along with writer Dana Johnson and Poet Laureate for the City of Los Angeles Robin Coste Lewis. Each participant will create new work based on research in The Huntington’s collections that will be presented in public programs and an exhibition scheduled to be on view Nov. 10, 2019–Feb. 25, 2020.A part of The Huntington’s Centennial Celebration, which runs from September 2019 to September 2020, the 2019 /five project uses Thomas More’s satirical work Utopia (1516) as a thematic point of departure, focusing on perfection, utopia, and the utopian ambitions of railroad and real estate visionary Henry E. Huntington, the institution’s founder.“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Clockshop on this year’s /five initiative,” said Jennifer A. Watts, curator of photography and visual culture at The Huntington. “They’ve helped select a stellar interdisciplinary cohort of artists, as well as a compelling theme that holds particular resonance for the institution’s hundredth year. In a sense, The Huntington stands as one man’s utopian dream. Henry Huntington spent millions of dollars over decades collecting rare books, fine art, and botanical specimens from all over the world. These artists are sure to bring new meanings to bear on The Huntington and its rich collections.”Founded by artist and filmmaker Julia Meltzer in 2004, Clockshop commissions work by artists and writers and curates public programs about social and political issues. It partnered with The Huntington in 2016 on “Radio Imagination,” a project exploring the work of the late science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler, whose papers The Huntington holds.“The Huntington’s collections provide endless opportunities for artists, writers, and the full range of creative voices,” said Meltzer. “They include rare and wonderful treasures. And we are inviting these artists to plumb the treasure chest to consider questions around the idea of utopia and how we might find or build these spaces here and now.”More information about the fall /five exhibition and public programs will be announced later in the year.About the ArtistsDana Johnson: Writer and associate professor of English, University of Southern California. Johnson’s The Story of Biddy Mason (2016) retraces the parallel but contrasting Los Angeles of Henry Huntington and African-American entrepreneur Biddy Mason. Her work demonstrates a long-standing interest in how class, good fortune, and race influence ideas about, and proximity to, utopia.Nina Katchadourian: Interdisciplinary artist. Katchadourian’s work, which includes video, performance, sound, sculpture, photography, and public projects, often explores the re-framing or reorganizing of collections. She intends to focus on the theme of monsters in maps and rare books within The Huntington’s archive.Robin Coste Lewis: Poet Laureate for the City of Los Angeles; National Book Award winner. Coste Lewis created new work for Clockshop’s “Radio Imagination project” (2016), which drew upon the papers of Octavia E. Butler at The Huntington. For the 2019 iteration of the /five initiative, she is interested in investigating the writings and prints of American naturalist John James Audubon (1785-1851), a fabled perfectionist.Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: Interdisciplinary artist. Muñoz’s work in film, video, and performance focuses on ideas of speculative futures and utopias and is often produced in her homeland of Puerto Rico. Muñoz will work with the botanical collections, specifically looking at the process of cryopreservation of plants within the collections.Rosten Woo: Artist, designer, writer, and educator. Woo specializes in interpretive work that helps people reorient themselves to place. He will be working with the archive of scholar Robert V. Hine (1921-2015), who conducted oral histories in several of California’s utopian communities.About /fiveThe Huntington’s /five initiative is pairing the institution with five different cultural organizations over five years, inviting contemporary artists to respond to a theme drawn from The Huntington’s deep and diverse library, art, and botanical collections. The results are intended to create engaging, thoughtful, provocative, and inspiring experiences for Huntington audiences.In its first year (2016), the institution collaborated with NASA/JPL to present an installation of the outdoor sound sculpture “Orbit Pavilion” (on view through Sept. 2, 2019), giving a nod to The Huntington’s collections in the history of aerospace, astronomy, and earth science. In the second year of the initiative, The Huntington teamed up with the Women’s Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles to explore the theme of collecting and collections, culminating in the exhibition, Collection/s: WCCW/five at The Huntington (Nov. 18, 2017–Feb. 12, 2018). In 2018, a partnership with the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College resulted in the exhibition “Rituals of Labor and Engagement: Carolina Caycedo and Mario Ybarra Jr.” (on view through Feb. 25, 2019).About The HuntingtonThe Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be found online at huntington.orgVisitor InformationThe Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is open to the public Wednesday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. 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Faith Ward, Brunel Pension PartnershipDaniel Summerfield, co-head of responsible investment at USS Investment Management, the in-house manager for the £60bn (€68.1bn) Universities Superannuation Scheme;Faith Ward, chief responsible investment officer at the Brunel Pension Partnership, a £30bn local government pension scheme (LGPS) asset pool;Janice Turner, founding co-chair of the Association of Member-Nominated Trustees;Michael Marshall, director of responsible investment and engagement at LGPS Central, another of the new LGPS asset pools; andSimon Siu, deputy head of finance at the BT Pension Scheme.Asset managers are represented by:Amra Balic, managing director in BlackRock’s investment stewardship team for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region;Andrew Cave, head of governance and sustainability at Baillie Gifford;Ben Yeoh, senior portfolio manager of global equities at RBC Global Asset Management;David Gorman, head of research at Castlefield Partners, a Manchester-based investment group;Leon Kamhi, head of responsibility for Hermes Investment Management; andNatasha Landell-Mills, head of stewardship at Sarasin & Partners. The group is intended to serve several related purposes. The FRC said it would provide a regular forum for it to engage with representatives from across the investment chain on various issues, including its strategy, new policies and standards, on governance, stewardship, reporting and audit matters.The watchdog said the group would also help it “to better understand the investment community’s views of FRC effectiveness”.The establishment of the investor advisory group comes as the FRC faces a government-commissioned independent review following criticism of its role in the collapse of contractor Carillion. Some parties – including the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum – have called for the organisation to be shut down.The FRC is due to publish a revised version of the UK’s corporate governance code this summer. It is also reviewing the stewardship code, and a formal consultation on changes to this could be published later this year.Who’s who?The five pension fund representatives include public and private sector schemes: Carine Smith Ihenacho, Norges Bank Investment ManagementCarine Smith Ihenacho, chief corporate governance officer at Norges Bank Investment Manager, the manager of Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, has also been appointed to the group.The other members, from rating agencies, proxy advisory firms and the sell-side, are:Kazim Razvi, global head of accounting research and policy at Fitch Ratings;Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes, corporate governance lead for HSBC’s global research;Paul Marsland, senior analyst in the environmental, social and corporate governance team at broker Kepler Chevreux;Nathan Leclercq, head of UK research at proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services; andMohammed Amin, representing retail investor associations UKSA and ShareSoc.The membership can be viewed here. The UK’s audit regulator has appointed a 17-strong committee of investors to help inform its future work on issues such as governance and stewardship.The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) initially intended to appoint 12 members, but expanded the size of the investor advisory group after receiving more than 30 applications.The FRC, which is also responsible for the UK’s corporate governance and stewardship codes, said it would use the group as “a formal way of understanding key areas of concern and emerging risks from the perspective of investors”. Its first meeting is next month.The advisory group includes representatives from five pension funds, six asset managers, and the corporate governance chief of Norway’s giant sovereign wealth fund.
DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2019 Fantasy Cheat SheetAntonio Brown updateAfter reports suggested Brown could retire if he wasn’t allowed to wear his old helmet, he returned to Raiders camp on Tuesday. He has yet to participate in camp and is still on the search for a version of his helmet that is less than 10 years old, but it appears his long-term risk has dissipated. Instead, he’s just brought Chad Johnson’s negotiating power into the fray.I’ll give you my Schutt Air Advantage Adult Large Helmet that i wore in 2010 if you tell Gruden to let me play in the slot on 3rd downs❓ https://t.co/GCuUy3DPxS— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) August 13, 2019It looked like Brown was trending into the same territory as running back holdouts Ezekiel Elliott and Melvin Gordon. Instead, the only worry now seems to be that his frostbitten feet heal in time for Week 1. Reports suggest there shouldn’t be an issue there, and so while Brown has had one of the more unique offseasons in recent memory, he looks safe to select as a top-10 WR again. 2019 STANDARD RANKINGS:Quarterback| Running back | Wide Receiver | Tght End | D/ST | Kicker | Top 200Will Andrew Luck play in Week 1?Luck won’t play this preseason — that much we know. For a QB as proven as him, that wouldn’t be too concerning except for the fact that the Colts can’t seem to pin down his injury. On Tuesday, Colts owner Jim Irsay said that Luck was dealing with a “small little bone” issue. But later in the day, GM Chris Ballard said it was the “high ankle area” that “needs to be addressed.” Until Indianapolis nails down Luck’s injury, there won’t be any more clarity on his Week 1 availability. (Update: The Colts want to name a Week 1 starter following their third preseason game. So Luck’s health and status should become clearer in about a week.)Luck felt safe enough that we slotted him No. 2 in our initial QB rankings. That was before he seemed like a huge injury question mark. He’s going to start dropping fast, as the other QBs in his range, such as Deshaun Watson and Aaron Rodgers, don’t present the same uncertainty at this point. Until the injury is really figured out, though, it’s hard to say just how much Luck’s value — or the value of Indianapolis’s other skill players — will be affected.2019 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | Top 200Amari Cooper injury updateThe Cowboys’ star wideout hasn’t practiced in a week due to plantar fascia irritation in one of his feet. It’s not the type of issue that should lead to further injury or keep Cooper off the field, but it’s a nagging issue that could stick with him or need proper load management if it persists into the regular season.Cooper’s fantasy value shouldn’t change because of this. He’s still a borderline WR1/WR2. It’s never great to see any star player missing practices, though, especially when they’ve also got the possibility of a new contract on their mind. Expect Cooper to suit up Week 1 and get his usual usage.FANTASY SLEEPERS: 8 QBs | 14 RBs | 11 WRs | 11 TEs | 6 D/STs | One from each teamGolden Tate’s suspension upheldAlthough Tate seemed to have a compelling argument in his appeal, precedent won out and Tate’s four-game suspension was upheld. He’ll return in Week 5 for the Giants’ home meeting with the Vikings.The race is now on for Sterling Shepard to return from his fractured thumb in time for Week 1 to claim high-volume targets in New York’s receiving corps. Tate’s absence should also benefit Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram in the passing game, and one of Bennie Fowler or Cody Latimer will probably wind up starting with Tate out. Once Tate returns, he’s a borderline starter in standard leagues and a good PPR option. As the Antonio Brown retirement worries have died down (for now), it’s only fitting that another player’s status moves further and further into doubt. That’s Andrew Luck, whose injury the Colts can’t seem to properly diagnose. Fantasy owners who’ve already drafted must be holding their breath, and still-developing cheat sheets surely call for alterations when it comes to Indy’s franchise passer. In addition, the WR rankings continue to take shape as Amari Cooper battles a foot problem and Golden Tate’s suspension was held up. We’ll be here all preseason long providing you with the latest updates, including a look at rookies in Week 1 of the preseason. For more on NFL rookies, you can read our rookie rankings, and for your preseason listening needs, check out our season preview podcasts. DRAFT STRATEGY AND RANKINGS TIERS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/STKenyan Drake injury newsThe Dolphins’ top RB left Tuesday’s practice early with a noticeable limp, as seen below. He won’t be participating in Wednesday’s practice, and he showed up in a walking boot, per multiple reports. The Palm Beach Post reports that the Drake injury isn’t structural, though. (Update: Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said that Drake’s injury will take “a while” to heal. Update 2: Kalen Ballage will be Miami’s starting RB until Drake returns to health, which at this point is a question mark for Week 1.)Was watching OL drills when Kenyan Drake came thru…he’s left the field for now pic.twitter.com/BTTWeT8Fh3— Chris Perkins (@chrisperk) August 13, 2019This is obviously still a developing situation, as walking boots can be used for a number of different short- and long-term injuries. It’s worth monitoring, though. Kalen Ballage would get the first shot at taking over Drake’s role if he was forced to miss time. Rookie Myles Gaskin and former Cincinnati Bengal back Mark Walton would also stake their claim at increased roles.
Rafael Benitez continued to insist Chelsea are progressing under his management despite them letting a two-goal lead slip against Reading.The Blues were cruising at 2-0 with three minutes to play until late strikes from Adam Le Fondre rescued an extraordinary 2-2 draw for the Royals.It was the second time Chelsea have surrendered a two-goal lead under Benitez, having recently done the same at home to Southampton.But the under-fire interim manager said: “We are progressing in the right way.“You can see the mentality of the team, they were concentrating, and they were working hard. The players like the training sessions and like the things we are trying to do.“We were controlling the game for 85 minutes, but we made one or two mistakes and we paid for them.“At this level we need to be more clinical. We have to take responsibility. We win together and we draw together.”See also:Reading v Chelsea player ratingsChelsea stunned by late Royals 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Japan – South Africa Business Council launches at second SA Investment Conference (SAIC 2019)JOHANNESBURG, 6 NOVEMBER 2019: The establishment of a Japan-South African Business Council, announced at the second South Africa Investment Conference (SAIC 2019), will help strengthen trade and investment relations between the two countries.The signing of the agreement follows South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s discussions with Prime Minister Abe a few months ago.Japanese companies committed to investing more than R6.8 billion at last year’s inaugural South Africa Investment Conference. Japan’s Ambassador to South Africa, Mr Norio Maruyama said at SAIC 2019 Japanese government and private sector investors would commit to a further investment of US$20bn across the African continent, a proportion of which would be committed to the South African economy.#InvestSA #SAIC19 https://sainvestmentconference.co.zaENDSMedia contacts:Mmemme MogotsiOverall Media LiaisonEmail: [email protected]: +27 72 856 4288Ayanda HollowInternational Media RelationsEmail: [email protected]: +27 61 488 0634
Take a look at the miniatures, models, matte paintings, puppets, and other practical effects that brought a distant galaxy to life.Star Wars is famous for a lot of reasons, but one of the original trilogy’s greatest accomplishments was its masterful incorporation of practical effects. To celebrate May the 4th, we decided to round up a few videos that showcase the unparalleled talents of the Star Wars special effects team.The original trilogy has been released on home video seemingly a thousand times at this point, and a few of the following videos appear to have been transferred from VHS tapes. So, to paraphrase the Emperor… Let the nostalgia flow through you.Slimy Piece of Worm-Ridden Filth – Life Inside Jabba the HuttBy: Filmumentaries – Jamie BenningIn Jamie’s own words:After interviewing puppeteer Toby Philpott at great length over Skype I decided to go a step further and create a mini documentary about his work on Jabba the Hutt for Return of the Jedi. This led me down many paths. Here is the result.Dennis Muren Interview: The RancorBy: Star WarsKeeping with the theme of Large & Fairly Disgusting Creatures… In this video, hollywood effects legend Dennis Muren discusses the challenges he faced when bringing the Rancor to life in Return of the Jedi.Return of the Jedi – Special Location EffectsBy: Filmumentaries – Jamie BenningRenowned special effects master Kevin Pike talks about his location special effects work on Return of the Jedi, including participating in the construction of a full-sized AT-ST Scout Walker and Jabba’s sail barge. Which is awesome.Star Wars Visual Effects, from AT-ATs to TauntaunsBy: Star WarsThis is easily my favorite video in this roundup. With a couple of segments narrated by Mark Hamill himself, this vintage clip showcases the unbelievable patience and precision it took to create some of the most iconic sequences in film history.BB-8 Droid From the Force Awakens Rolls out on Stage at Star Wars Celebration AnaheimBy: Inside the MagicAnybody worried that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be Prequel-like display of overdone CGI effects can rest easy. Here’s a quote from J.J. Abrams himself, speaking to fans at the 2015 Star Wars Celebration in California:The thing that struck me, that wouldn’t get out of my head, is just how real you knew and felt Star Wars was when you first saw A New Hope. You couldn’t deny it… It’s Star Wars. There will be an endless number of effects. We needed a standard. You want it to be legitimate and authentic.And in one of the convention’s most exciting moments, Abrams introduced BB-8, a completely practical and present droid. As BB-8 rolled up next to R2D2, on stage and in front of a live audience, it was as if millions of cynical voices suddenly cried out in relief and were suddenly silenced.Things have definitely come a long way, but not so far that the lessons of the past are forgotten. It’s refreshing to see the Star Wars legacy in the hands of people who recognize the undeniable emotional pull of tangible practical effects.If you’d like to see a few more examples of great (and a few pretty not-so-great) special effects, check out these stories from the PremiumBeat blog:Top 10 Practical Movie Effects of All TimeCineFix Presents a Collection of the Best Visual Effects10 Examples of Horrible Hollywood Special EffectsWhat are your favorite Star Wars practical effects? Are practical effects worth the trouble? How adorable is BB8? Share your thoughts in the comment section!
Gonzales sure knows what he’s talking about.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Mayweather is next–Roach Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ “I think he (Pacquiao) stops him in the later rounds, he’s gonna overwhelm Broner, I think,” Gonzales said. “He punches way too much, he switches angles and Broner does not do much. He takes a lot of breaks and stays in the back.”All in all, Freddie Roach said speed will be the key to Pacquiao retaining his World Boxing Association (WBA) regular welterweight title.“I said [to head trainer Buboy Fernandez] that we work on speed. Speed is the big factor, that’s gonna be the difference in the fight,” added Roach.But Gonzales swore that aside from speed, Pacquiao’s timing is also a lethal weapon.“I mean he (Broner) better be in the best shape of his life because Manny’s gonna be unstoppable. Even though he’s 40 years old, he’s moving in the ring like he’s 20 years young,” Gonzales said.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The 25-year-old Gonzales was Pacquiao’s final sparring partner in the training camp here, clashing for four rounds on Saturday.Gonzales swore he felt the full power of the lone eight-division world champion.In total, he sparred with Pacquiao for 20 rounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I think he caught me with the hardest shot I have been hit with,” said Gonzales. “He caught me with a left cross. I felt it today, and he connected straight to my face. He did hit me with upper cuts to the body.”Over the course of three weeks, Gonzales swore Pacquiao was at his sharpest. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Manny Pacquiao (L) and Adrien Broner face off during a press conference at Gotham Hall in preparation for their upcoming match on November 19, 2018 in New York City. The match is set to take place on January 19, 2019 in Las Vegas. Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFPHOLLYWOOD—Take it from amateur American fighter Arnold Gonzales: Clashing with Manny Pacquiao is a painful experience.Gonzales, whose stance and built resemble that of Adrien Broner’s, said the American challenger, a four-division world champion, needs to be in his best shape to stand a chance against the Filipino icon on Feb. 19.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View comments
LATEST STORIES The Hotshots turned up the defensive intensity in the second half, limiting the Batang Pier to just 31 points after surrendering 59 in the first two quarters of the match.While Alaska staved off being pushed to the edge of elimination, Compton knows that he may need to go two-for-two in his last two games to book a slot to the next round. That’s why he kept himself to celebrating the minor victories—in a tournament that has been particularly testy for the storied franchise.Like delisting two more players from the injury ranks.“Obviously for me and the whole team, it’s nice to have [JVee Casio] and [Kevin Racal] back,” Compton said. “They are obviously a little rusty and out of shape but I thought JVee came in and made some plays and K-Racs made some plays in the way he usually does—knocking down some open shots and being a really good defender.”Jeron Teng (16 points, seven rebounds, 7-of-7 from the stripe) fueled Alaska’s fast start as the Aces roared to a 13-3 lead early.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “I’m just really happy to get the win,” Compton said. .”The feeling was fleeting though, as Compton was reminded of the team’s next assignment: defending champion San Miguel Beer on March 24.“That’s the team you could play great against and still not win,” Compton said, jokingly chiding a reporter for bringing up his next game. “Like, you can be great and still not beat San Miguel. That’s how good they are.”The scores:First GameALASKA 92—Teng 16, Enciso 14, Banchero 13, Thoss 13, Casio 12, Racal 9, Cruz 7, Pascual 6, Baclao 2, Exciminiano 0, Ayaay 0.MERALCO 77—Salva 23, Canaleta 18, Newsome 11, Amer 8, Quinto 5, Tolomia 4, Hodge 3, Hugnatan 2, Pinto 2, Jackson 1, Caram 0, Faundo 0.Quarters: 20-16, 45-38, 69-57, 92-77.Second GameMAGNOLIA 103—Lee 24, Sangalang 20, Brondial 14, Jalalon 11, Barroca 11, Melton 11, Dela Rosa 5, Reavis 5, Herndon 2, Pascual 0. “Huge win for us, honestly,” Compton said.“Kung natalo kami kanina, naka ano … Boracay tayong lahat?” he added, alluding to the vacation spot that is a euphemism for getting eliminated from the playoff race.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsHistorically, chief league statistician Fidel Mangonon III said it takes seven losses with the current tournament format to hit the road. That’s the defeat total the Aces pinned on the Bolts Wednesday night after a hot start that cushioned a shaky middle and gave way to a flourishing finish.In the second game, Magnolia also gave its playoff hopes a big boost with a 103-90 victory over NorthPort to tie Alaska at 4-5. NORTHPORT 90—Anthony 22, Tautuaa 19, Pringle 15, Grey 14, Lanete 8, Guinto 4, Elorde 3, Bolick 3, Taha 2, Gabayni 0, Sollano 0.Quarters: 33-25, 53-59, 76-82, 103-90.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Google Philippines names new country director Frustrated cager is discus champ Jeron Teng squeezes in a left-handed reverse off KG Canaleta. —AUGUST DELA CRUZAt four wins and having played nine games, the playoffs are hardly guaranteed for Alex Compton and the Alaska Aces.You wouldn’t guess so by the way he relished Wednesday night’s 92-77 victory over Meralco in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ
Actor Hrithik Roshan made a blockbuster Bollywood debut 19 years ago with Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai, and since then he has been featured in several films that ran the gamut of genres from love story to patriotism. Time and again Hrithik has tried to prove his versatility as an artiste and, according to him, it was “failure” which helped him scale greater heights. “Today, when I look back, it feels like I have come a long way. There have been successes and there have been failures but most important are the lessons I learnt from my failures. My failures have made me who I am and my choices come from a place of having learnt from those failures,” said Hrithik. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaTalking about his film choices, the 45-year-old star, who is currently being lauded for his performance in his latest release Super 30, says he looks for “entertaining scripts” while signing the projects irrespective of genre. “Honestly, I did not come on board for Super 30 because of the social message. I did it because it’s a great script. My father always says that if you want to give a message to the society, you make a documentary, don’t make films. If you make a film, it has to be entertaining. I am not going to do a film only because it is a biopic on a great man. I am going to do a film if it’s an entertaining script, that’s it! Those are the kind of stories I am looking forward to,” he said. Hrithik will be next seen in high-octane action avatar in War.