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UCLA: Getting set for rival USC

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Collison, at least, has the advantage of growing up in Southern California, as does wing Michael Roll. Until a few years ago, neither starting wing Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, nor backup center Alfred Aboya, ever heard of UCLA, let alone USC, or some crazy, fierce rivalry that apexes during football season. “It’s our rival, so it’s going to be exciting,” said Mbah a Moute, who like Aboya, grew up in Cameroon. “I know a lot from the football game, how people got ready. So it’s going to be a good game. I can’t wait to play in that game. We have to come out and be ready to play defense because they have good guards and we have to match their intensity.” Aboya, too, said his only experience with the rivalry came in the fall with football. He said he felt the excitement around campus, but turned off USC’s 66-19 win by halftime because “it was painful.” “During the football season, I had a chance to experience that rivalry,” Aboya said. “It’s a big deal. I can’t wait to see what it will be like.” They know a rivalry exists because they are told one exists, but they have no reference point. “As freshmen, we don’t really know about what the expectation is about winning this game,” UCLA backup point guard Darren Collison said. “We don’t know the history around this game because this is our first year.” As members of UCLA’s basketball team filtered into Pauley Pavilion for Tuesday’s afternoon practice, several stopped to marvel at the few tents set up next to the student entrance. It wasn’t quite Duke’s tent city, but it told something was different about tonight’s game a meeting with crosstown rival USC compared to other Pac-10 games. But getting most of the active members of the 18th-ranked Bruins to discuss in depth why it was different was a task, mostly because many never experienced it. Three-fifths of the starting lineup are freshmen, all five of UCLA’s freshmen should play in the game, including three from other countries. center_img Meanwhile, starting center Ryan Wright is from Ontario, Canada, where footballs are punted on third downs and rouges are worth as much as a free throw. UCLA’s resident healthy veteran is senior center Ryan Hollins, who moved deeply into the backdrop this season because of injury, and the emergence of several freshmen. But he suffered through four straight losses to USC before sweeping the series last season, so he can at least add perspective. “It’s going to be a lot more personal,” Hollins said of the USC matchup. “I don’t know if (the foreign players) really understand it because, being a SoCal guy and growing up here, it’s a game everybody watches and looks forward to. I’m sure it’s sinking in, but I don’t know if it’s really ingrained in them.” Even UCLA’s starting sophomore guards and leading scorers, Arron Afflalo and Jordan Farmar, may not possess the keen history of the rivalry. Each has close friends on the Trojans. Afflalo played with USC sophomore Gabe Pruitt in high school. Farmar, who played at Woodland Hills Taft, and USC’s Nick Young, who played at Cleveland of Reseda, have a long-standing friendship. “In my opinion, that may make it a little less intense for us,” Afflalo said. “The game, itself, is going to be intense. Looking at the big picture and the overall Pac-10 race, this game is very important for a lot of people. But as far as our personal relationships, I think it makes it a little less intense. I’ve known Gabe and Nick for a while now, so you go out there and have a little more fun.” There is such goodwill, Farmar said, that Pruitt and Young came to UCLA’s campus plenty of times last spring to play pickup games. “Being close friends with guys on their team gives it a little different aspect,” Farmar said. “But we bleed blue and gold and they bleed cardinal and gold. It’s big for both of us, just for school spirit, school pride. It’s big for the camaraderie, and the feeling around campus. No matter what the sport is, you always want to beat ‘SC.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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House broken into while elderly woman at church

first_imgGardai are investigating a break-in to a house in St Johnston yesterday morning.The culprits broke into the house at Railway Road while elderly owner of the house, understood to be in her 80s, was at church.The burglary happened between 11am and midday. One theory being investigated by Gardai is that the raiders are watching the routines of older people.They are understood to be specifically targeting people who are attending local churches and leaving their homes unattended.The latest raid has caused outrage on social media.House broken into while elderly woman at church was last modified: September 10th, 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) Tags:churchdonegalGardairobberySt Johnstonlast_img read more

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The time is right for the Giants and A’s to end a 28-year trade drought

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–It has been more than 28 years since the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s executed a player-for-player trade — Ernest Riles for Darren Lewis and Pedro Pena.The drought, which executives for both franchises are keenly aware of, shouldn’t last much longer.The A’s have already begun their regular season while the Giants are exactly one week from Opening Day against the San Diego Padres. Sunday, the teams will meet in the Bay Area for the first of three games, the chance for …last_img

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Year-End VC Report Shows Strength of Internet & Early Stage Investment

first_imgInvestment research firm CB Insights has released its end-of-year report for 2010, which finds both the fourth quarter and the year overall ending strong. The $6.5 billion in VC funding over 735 deals makes the fourth quarter an eight quarter high on deals and dollars. And overall, the year saw $23.7 billion in funding in 2792 deals – a 14% growth in funding and a 13% growth in deals over 2009.“For those of you looking for a data point that suggests VC is back and on the road to recovery after 2009’s tough sledding,” the report reads, “the eight quarter high on deals and dollars gives you something to hang your hat on. For those of you who think VC is overheated and we’re headed for a bubble, the eight quarter high on deals and dollars gives you something to hang your hat on. Yes – it’s all a matter of perspective.” And for those of you wanting to argue that New York is indeed a hotspot for investment, this report will help make that argument too.The report identifies a number of trends in both industries and regions.New York Takes the #2 Spot For Tech VC from MassachusettsOver the last five quarters, New York saw 208 tech deals. Massachusetts, 207. Funding to New York companies came in at $1.22 billion versus the $1.21 billion for Massachusetts. Sure, this isn’t a rousting of Massachusetts by New York. It’s a slim victory. What is interesting, however, are the trends of these states when mapped together. Internet Hot, Hot, HotBoth deals and dollars were up – way up – for the Internet sector, hitting a five quarter high – even if you exclude the massive Groupon funding from the calculations. Related Posts Investment in green tech and clean tech declined. And while deals in the healthcare space were up slightly year-over-year, funding was down almost 16%. audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Early Stage VC GrowsSeed VC deals stayed about the same in the fourth quarter as in Q3 – about 11% of deals. But the share of Series A deals increased over the same period. And altogether, early stage deal activity was nearly 50% of total deals, the highest level in five quarters. Tags:#start#tips The fourth quarter was the highest in five quarters for New York in terms of investment and deal volume – up 90% and 29% respectively since the third quarter. And year-over-year, investment in New York was up 63%.Number of VC Deals Grows in California, But Funding Dollars DownCalifornia is still the leading state for venture capital. Relative to 2009, California saw a 3% growth in the number of deals, but the funding amount dropped by 2%. 60% of the funding in the state when to Internet and Healthcare companies. No surprise, mobile investment continued to grow. Alas, Poor Washington…Over 50% of the deals in Washington were in early-stage companies, and almost 60% of the deals were to Internet firms. As the latter tend to be less capital-intensive than other industries, this drove Washington to a five quarter low in VC funding. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Video: Ex-Oregon Star Joe Young Throws Down Vicious Dunk In NBA Summer League

first_imgJoe Young dunking during the summer leagueJoe Young DunkJoe Young saw action in 41 games as a rookie for the Indiana Pacers last season, and the former Oregon star is playing with the franchise’s team in the Orlando Summer League this week. In a game today against the Orlando Magic, Young threw down a crazy one-handed dunk on a fast break before landing awkwardly. He was okay, and the dunk was phenomenal. Pacers 2015 2nd rounder Joe Young gets a nasty posterhttps://t.co/nbFf6W8onT— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 2, 2016If Young keeps doing that, he’ll push for more playing time on a revamped Pacers roster in 2016-17.last_img

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CTV Partners with Netflix to Premiere Milestone SCTV Reunion Event Special to

first_imgAdvertisement This Sunday, May 13, the original SCTV cast members will gather in front of a live audience at Toronto’s iconic Elgin Theatre. Dubbed “An Afternoon With SCTV”, the taping features Jimmy Kimmel moderating a panel conversation, as the comedic actors recount their various experiences about the making of the influential and legendary series.“SCTV is a Canadian television classic that catapulted the careers of some of the biggest names known in comedy,” said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. “We are honoured to partner with Netflix as the official Canadian broadcaster of the comedy special, and look forward to Scorsese’s genius homage to a show that has such enduring legacy.”“It’s been a two-year, rumble-tumble journey to get us to this incredible live event,” said Andrew Alexander, CEO and Executive Producer, The Second City. “Randy Lennox has been a passionate supporter from day one, and it’s thrilling that Netflix and Bell Media have come together to help us memorialize this historic moment in television history.”Dubbed by Entertainment Weekly as one of the “100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time,” SCTV aired for six seasons between 1976 to 1984, becoming a pop culture touchstone. With 13 EMMY AWARD® nominations, SCTV was one of the first television series to consistently skewer television itself, and chronicled the characters – both in front of and behind the camera – of a critically underfunded television station in Melonville.The SCTV reunion special is produced by longtime SCTV Producer Andrew Alexander of Second City Entertainment, Emma Tillinger Koskoff of Sikelia Productions and in partnership with John Brunton and Lindsay Cox of Insight Productions (THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, THE LAUNCH), and is directed by Martin Scorsese for Netflix and CTV.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter: @CTV_TelevisionFacebook:  www.facebook.com/CTVInstagram:  @CTV_Television Moderated by Jimmy Kimmel, “An Afternoon with SCTV” taping takes place Sunday, May 13 in front of a live audience at The Elgin Theatre in TorontoTORONTO (May 10, 2018) – CTV announced today it is joining Netflix to become the exclusive Canadian broadcast partner of the upcoming, yet untitled, SCTV comedy special, which explores the enduring legacy of the iconic, EMMY® award-winning Canadian series SECOND CITY TELEVISION (SCTV). As previously announced, Academy Award®-winner Martin Scorsese directs and pays homage to the iconic Canadian sketch series that reunites past SCTV members Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Andrea Martin, Martin Short, Dave Thomas and, confirmed today, Rick Moranis.The reunion special is set to make its debut in 2019. Under the partnership, Netflix will premiere the title globally in all territories, with the exception of Canada, where it will premiere exclusively on CTV. Following CTV’s airing, the SCTV comedy special will be available exclusively on Netflix in Canada and worldwide. Login/Register With: (L-R) – Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Scorcese, Dave Thomas, Martin short, and Joe Flaherty About CTVCTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 16 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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AISLINN ROSE APPOINTED GENERAL AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE THEATRE CENTRE

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Facebook The Board of Directors of The Theatre Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Aislinn Rose as General and Artistic Director following an extensive search which attracted a number of talented candidates from a variety of backgrounds. Rose will assume the role on May 27, 2019.Rose has been working at The Theatre Centre since May 2014 as General Manager and was named Creative Producer in 2017. Prior to joining The Theatre Centre, Rose had strong experience as an independent producer and theatre-maker working with companies across Toronto, including the Luminato and SummerWorks festivals. During her time with Luminato, Rose produced Pina Bausch’s Kontakthof, Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno – Live on Stage, Feng Yi Ting directed by Atom Egoyan, and Ronnie Burkett’s The Daisy Theatre, among others.In her time at The Theatre Centre, she has focused on producing and supporting new work from resident artists, collaborating with national and international touring companies, and solidifying the company’s reputation as an international live arts incubator and presenter. Rose has a record of building deep relationships with artists over a long period of time including Liza Balkan (Out the Window) and Adam Lazarus (The Art of Building a Bunker and Daughter). In 2018, Aislinn spent 5 weeks at CanadaHub in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as a touring producer of internationally acclaimed Daughter, representing the work publicly, and building on future touring opportunities for the show. Most recently, Rose has been working one-on-one as Creative Producer with artist Ian Kamau through several creation periods on his project Loss. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: The Search Committee was particularly impressed by Rose’s passion for, and her deep and articulate understanding of, the mission and strengths of The Theatre Centre. She is a skilled producer who demonstrates an ability to identify what a work in progress needs and how to develop it. Her thoughtful and purposeful leadership style will ensure stability while delivering continued success for the company as new ideas are implemented. The Board is excited to begin this new phase at The Theatre Centre, working with Rose to build on the success of The Theatre Centre’s five pillars of activity (creating, producing, presenting, moving and sharing) and to strengthen and broaden the impact within the communities being served.Her appointment as General and Artistic Director follows the departure of Franco Boni to join Vancouver’s PuSH Festival as Artistic and Executive Director. On learning of Rose’s appointment, Boni stated:“I could not be more overjoyed with the announcement of Aislinn as the new General and Artistic Director of The Theatre Centre. She has been a courageous collaborator, a constant friend, and the fiercest advocate for artists in the city. I’m so excited to see how her leadership changes The Theatre Centre and the country.” – Franco BoniHaving worked with Rose as a producer on the 2017 production of Butcher at The Theatre Centre, Soulpepper Artistic Director Weyni Mengesha noted, “when Aislinn believes in an artist she gives her all to support them. She has a great eye for talent and a real commitment to community building. So excited for what she will bring to the city.”Aislinn Rose says:“I’ve had the incredible privilege over the last number of years to travel internationally with work supported by, and created at The Theatre Centre. I’m looking forward to building upon these successes and growing the international profile of the organization, and the artists making work with us. It’s a huge endeavor, requiring some real dreaming, but I have my eyes on some incredible international companies to partner and share practices with, as we each work with our communities to invent the future. I could not have asked for a greater mentor than Franco Boni, and I am so honoured to have this opportunity to carry our shared vision forward, to build upon a solid foundation, and to explore our enormous potential.”Board Chair Lindy Cowan expressed her thanks to the Search Committee for their time, insight and commitment to the search process. The Search Committee comprised board members Lindy Cowan (Chair), Richard Mortimer (Past-Chair), Tenny Nigoghossian and Shameena Shraya and community members Nova Bhattacharya and Ric Knowles.last_img read more

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Humans responsible for more than 400 BC wildfires so far this season

first_imgThe Canadian PressCampfires, cigarettes, flares and car accidents are some of the ways humans have likely started more than 400 wildfires in British Columbia this season.As wildfires blaze across the province, the BC Wildfire Service says many of them have been avoidable. Despite efforts to spread the word about fire bans and other restrictions, fire information officer Ryan Turcot says many people still aren’t getting the message.“It’s important to note that every time we run into a human-caused wildfire, that’s a wildfire that didn’t have to happen,” Turcot said.“These human-caused wildfires during periods of heightened fire activity can in some cases divert critical resources away from the natural caused wildfires that we can’t prevent.”On average, the Wildfire Service says 40 per cent of fires over the past 10 years, or 666 per year, have been caused by humans.This season has seen an unusual amount of lightning activity, which has skewed that ratio, Turcot said.Since April 1, humans have been responsible for starting more than 420 of about 1,950 wildfires in British Columbia, although the service said it’s too early to be more specific about the causes since many are still under investigation.The Wildfire Service lumps human activities that spark fires into 10 broad categories, including smoking, electrical, and structure or vehicle fires that spread.“If you were to really break it down, there are hundreds of different ways that wildfires start,” Turcot said.About 23 per cent of fires started by humans fall under the broad umbrella of “incendiary devices,” which include matches, lighters, flare guns and others. About 22 per cent spread from campfires. And about the same number begin with open fires, which are larger fires that include burn barrels, pile burning and large-scale industrial burning.Turcot said it’s important to educate yourself about fire bans and other restrictions before entering the backcountry.In response to last year’s record-setting fire season, the Wildfire Service says on its website that extraordinary measures were taken to help prevent human-caused fires.Off-road vehicle prohibitions were implemented in the Cariboo, Kamloops and southeast fire centres and full backcountry closures were implemented in two areas. Campfires were also banned across most areas of the province throughout the summer.In April 2016, the province increased fines for a variety of wildfire-related violation tickets. Fines include $1,150 for lighting a fire against regulations or restrictions, $575 for failing to comply with a fire control order and $383 to $575 for failing to report a fire.More than 1.2 million hectares of land burned in 2017, costing more than $568 million in fire suppression and displacing roughly 65,000 people.An independent review of last year’s fire season recommended strengthening the public’s understanding of risks and personal responsibilities, and providing a summary of incentives to encourage public participation in preparing for emergencies.“The most prominent communications theme referenced was the need to better communicate human-started fire considerations such as the direct impacts of negligence and fines for cigarettes in high-risk areas,” the report said in a summary of comments it received through open houses.Comments also called for more public awareness campaigns and more education on FireSmart, a program that teaches prevention tactics.In an email, Turcot said the province is working toward making FireSmart activities a common practice across British Columbia, including providing more courses to educate local governments, First Nations, community members and emergency staff. It already does paid advertising campaigns on radio, TV and online.But changing human behaviour is a challenge.“There isn’t one silver bullet solution to reducing the number of human-caused fires, given that human-caused fires are attributable to a very wide array of activities and circumstances, so it is important for the BC Wildfire Service to continue educating the public about wildfire prevention as it relates to all human activities that can result in unnecessary wildfires,” Turcot said.last_img read more

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Should Colin Kaepernick Be On A NFL Roster

Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL for a few years, but now that many starting quarterbacks are unable to play this season, some fans are wondering whether teams should look at Kaepernick as a possible replacement.Is Kaepernick still good enough to play in the NFL? In the video above, Neil Paine takes a look at how Kaepernick might perform if he came back to the league today.Check out our latest NFL predictions.

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