James Carroll: The Secular Meaning of Pope Francis at All Saints Church

first_img Business News 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment On Sunday, February 14, at 10:15 a.m. in the Rector’s Forum, Boston Globe columnist, acclaimed author, historian James Carroll returns to the Rector’s Forum for a presentation he has entitled “From Bonhoeffer to Bergoglio: The Secular Meaning of Pope Francis.” Come learn more about “this surprising Pope” from one of the great thought leaders of our generation.Carroll has been a civil rights worker, an antiwar activist, and a community organizer in Washington and New York. Ordained to the priesthood in 1969 he served as Catholic chaplain at Boston University — eventually leaving the priesthood to become a novelist and playwright. A prolific writer, Carroll now lives in Boston and is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. His long list of important books includes “Constantine’s Sword” and “Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age.” Carroll will also preach at 9:00 & 11:15 a.m. Books will be available for purchase.For information call (626) 796-1172. All Saints Church is located at 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, across Euclid from Pasadena City Hall. Top of the News center_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Faith & Religion Events James Carroll: The Secular Meaning of Pope Francis at All Saints Church Article and Photo courtesy of ALL SAINTS CHURCH Published on Monday, February 8, 2016 | 1:50 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Fannie Mae Closes 14th Reperforming Loan Sale

first_img Fannie Mae recently announced the results of its fourteenth reperforming loan sale transaction. The deal, which was announced on October 10, 2019, included the sale of approximately 20,800 loans totaling $3.1 billion in unpaid principal balance (UPB), divided into six pools. The winning bidders of the six pools for the transaction were DLJ Mortgage Capital, Inc. (Credit Suisse) for Pools 1, 2 and 3, J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Corp. (Chase) for Pools 4 and 6, and NRZ Mortgage Holdings, LLC (Fortress) for Pool 5. The transaction is expected to close on December 19, 2019.The pools were marketed with Citigroup Global Markets Inc. as advisor.The loan pools awarded in this most recent transaction include:Group 1 Pool: 1,935 loans with an aggregate unpaid principal balance of $392,220,903; average loan size $202,698; weighted average note rate 3.51%; weighted average broker’s price opinion (BPO) loan-to-value ratio of 70%.Group 2 Pool: 3,905 loans with an aggregate unpaid principal balance of $662,617,902; average loan size $169,684; weighted average note rate 3.92%; weighted BPO loan-to-value ratio of 74%.Group 3 Pool: 5,832 loans with an aggregate unpaid principal balance of $633,825,751; average loan size $108,681; weighted average note rate 5.45%; weighted BPO loan-to-value ratio of 56%.Group 4 Pool: 2,929 loans with an aggregate unpaid principal balance of $496,126,998; average loan size $169,384; weighted average note rate 4.16%; weighted BPO loan-to-value ratio of 70%.Group 5 Pool: 3,086 loans with an aggregate unpaid principal balance of $473,958,024; average loan size $153,583; weighted average note rate 4.36%; weighted BPO loan-to-value ratio of 68%.Group 6 Pool: 3,139 loans with an aggregate unpaid principal balance of $473,386,556; average loan size $150,808; weighted average note rate 4.41%; weighted BPO loan-to-value ratio of 69%.Freddie Mac, meanwhile, recently announced it sold via auction 2,243 non-performing residential first lien loans (NPLs) from its mortgage-related investments portfolio. The loans, with a balance of approximately $369 million, are currently serviced by Specialized Loan Servicing LLC. The transaction is expected to settle in January 2020. The sale is part of Freddie Mac’s Standard Pool Offerings.Winning bidders of this sale were InSolve Global Credit Fund IV, L.P. for Pool 1, VRMTG ACQ, LLC for Pools 2 and 3, Truman 2016 SC6, LLC for Pool 4. Previous: Mortgage Delinquency: “Signs of Emerging Stress in Some States” Next: The Changing Face of Mortgage Servicing Fannie Mae Closes 14th Reperforming Loan Sale in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae Closes 14th Reperforming Loan Sale Share Save Fannie Mae reperforming 2019-11-12 Seth Welborn Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. About Author: Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae reperforming Related Articlescenter_img  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago November 12, 2019 1,531 Views Subscribelast_img read more

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Beer Blog: Shower Beers

first_imgMy wife thinks I’m a little weird because I like to drink beer in the shower. It’s not like I head to the shower every time I crack open a beer—that would be weird bordering on compulsive. But every once in a while, after a bike ride or a long run, I like to spend an inordinate amount of time in the shower drinking a beer. If it’s winter, and I’m fresh off the slopes, it’s a hot shower. If it’s summer, it’s a cool shower. She doesn’t understand why I can’t just wait until I’m done with the shower to open the beer. I tell her I’ll never understand someone who can’t fathom the joy of drinking a beer, a whole beer, while taking a shower. It’s luxurious. It’s decadent. It’s about as close as I’ll ever get to having a spa day. The only thing better than drinking a beer in the shower after a big ride, is drinking a beer in the middle of a cold river after a big ride. Or hot springs after a powder session. I was at the beach recently and went for a long run in the sand and on the way back to the hotel I found this interesting looking English style IPA, which basically means the malt hits you heavy up front before the hops can sucker punch you on the backend. I believe that’s what beer critics call “balanced.” The beer is called FCA, which is short for F&*ck Corporate America. It’s what the two founders of Railhouse Brewery (Aberdeen, N.C.) decided to name their flagship beer after leaving their corporate gigs to start a brewery. Cue Mel Gibson screaming “freedom” in face paint. It was like 90 degrees that day at the beach. I had sand all over me and a fresh IPA. Naturally, I hit the shower. The beer itself was a force to be reckoned with—7.5% ABV and 74 IBUs—that’s nearing Imperial IPA status, but the beer critics were right—this thing was balanced, all sweet upfront with a big, full mouthfeel. It’s about as far from a West Coast IPA you can find while still staying within the IPA style guidelines, and that’s okay with me. I love variety. So I had two of them there with the water washing away my run. The shower was glorious too, but I’ll spare you those details.last_img read more

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I want to coach Brazil – Roberto Carlos

first_imgFormer Brazil star Roberto Carlos has set his sights on coaching the national team once he has established himself as a manager.According to Goal, the 42-year-old represented his country between 1992 and 2006, winning one World Cup and two Copa Americas.Following his retirement from playing in 2012, he has held roles at Turkish clubs Sivasspor and Akhisar Belediyespor but has set himself lofty ambitions for the future.“My objective is to coach the national team,” he told Folha de Sao Paulo.“I know I have a long way to go yet and for that reason I won’t put a timeframe on how long it will take.”Roberto Carlos was blamed for his side’s exit from the 2006 World Cup but insists he would have no problem returning to the Selecao fold. “I don’t hold any resentment. Everything I experienced in the national team was amazing. I was there for 14 years and won several titles: the Copa America, Confederations Cup and the World Cup.“I have a lot of affection for the team and I’m enthusiastic to return.”The former Inter and Real Madrid man also claimed that he had been preparing for a career on the bench when he was a player and has found coaching simple.“It’s very easy. I was well prepared by playing football and living under pressure. I spent my career at big clubs.“I’ve learned something from all the coaches I’ve worked with (Mario) Zagallo, (Carlos Alberto) Parreira, (Vicente) Del Bosque, (Fabio) Capello, (Luiz Felipe) Scolari and Roy Hodgson.”last_img read more

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Harris tells Iowans it’s time to write a new chapter

first_imgWEST DES MOINES — California Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris says President Trump a “predator” who is testing the “noble ideals” on which America was founded.“This day that we celebrate our independence is a day to reflect on the fact that, one, our framers imagined a moment like this…where our democracy would be challenged,” Harris said this afternoon.Harris has returned to the Iowa campaign trail this holiday week buoyed by a strong performance in the opening round of debates among the Democratic candidates. During her first public remarks in Iowa this week, Harris again presented herself as a prosecutor who can take President Trump to task for trying to “roll back the clock” in America.“We cannot turn back the page any longer,” Harris said at a picnic hosted by West Des Moines Democrats. “We’re ready to write a new chapter.”Harris told reporters afterwards she’s expanded her paid staff in Iowa, with 65 now on the payroll here.“The fact that we are seeing momentum grow across the country is something that I’m very proud of. We have a great team here on the ground in Iowa and across the country,” Harris said, “and so progress is good.”Harris is among nine Democratic presidential candidates who will set foot in Iowa this week. President Trump is scheduled to speak from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. and Harris questions that decision.“I don’t think he understands this is America’s birthday, not his birthday,” Harris told reporters.Harris suggested Trump would better spend the day thinking about how to avoid military conflict rather than showcasing the weapons of war in a D.C. spectacle.“This president, seemingly without much reflection or thought, is prepared to send our troops to various places around the world, based on his unilateral actions and decisions about our relationships with various countries, including most recently Iran,” Harris said.Harris campaigned Thursday in Indianola and Council Bluffs. today, she’ll hold a town hall meeting at a church in Sioux City.last_img read more

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Major concerns over flu as virus hits general community across Donegal

first_imgThere is major concern about a major Flu outbreak across Donegal after the HSE confirmed the virus is actively circulating in the community.It comes as the HSE confirmed that the number of people already struck down with the flu has exploded compared to the same period this time last year.And health bosses are now urging the public to play its part in reducing the infection. The HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has today issued guidelines in a bid to control the spread of the flu.People in high-risk groups need to get vaccinated against flu if they have not done so already, said HPSC director, Dr John Cuddihy.Dr Anthony Breslin, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, HSE North West is reporting that there have been a very significant number of flu case in the North West this year.“We have had 154 cases of confirmed flu in the last 3 weeks compared to only 5 cases for the same period in 2018. There is a lot of flu in Northern Ireland and in pockets elsewhere in Ireland. “About 70 of the cases have required hospital care. It is affecting mainly young children and older adults. Pregnant women have also been admitted to hospital with the flu. Over 60% of flu cases have had no flu vaccine.“The vaccine matches the flu virus so I urge those who should get the vaccine to get it to protect themselves.”If you have the flu you can seek advice from your local pharmacy or discuss you illness with your GP.Although most people with the flu can be cared for at home please note that families are advised to watch and monitor young children and the elderly who have flu as these two groups can get very ill very quickly and may require hospital care, added Dr Breslin.The symptoms of influenza usually develop over a matter of a few hours and include a high temperature, sore muscles, dry cough, headache and sore throat. “This is different from the common cold, which tends to come on more gradually and usually includes a runny nose and a normal temperature,” he added.He said the flu vaccine is a safe and effective prevention measure against flu and it is provided free of charge for people in at risk groups, which includes everyone aged 65 years and over, pregnant women, anyone over six months of age with a long term illness requiring regular medical follow-up such as chronic lung disease, chronic heart disease, diabetes, cancer or those with lower immunity due to disease or treatment.The vaccine is also recommended for all healthcare workers to protect themselves and those they care for.Vaccination remains the most effective means of preventing infection by seasonal influenza viruses and can reduce severe disease that can lead to hospitalisation and death. The vaccine takes two weeks to take effect once received. Anyone who gets flu should stay at home, rest, drink plenty of fluids and use over-the-counter remedies like paracetamol to ease symptoms. Anyone in one of the at-risk groups who develops flu symptoms or anyone who is not in an at-risk group, but whose flu symptoms are severe or getting worse, should contact their GP.GPs may wish to prescribe antiviral medication for patients in these categories. If you need to visit your GP or the Emergency Department, please phone first to explain that you might have flu.Covering your cough and sneeze can also help stop the spread of flu.Use a tissue and place it immediately in the bin. Wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer.If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve.Don’t cough or sneeze into your hands. You’ll end up spreading germs to everything you touch.The HSE has a dedicated self-care website www.undertheweather.ie which provides tips and advice in relation to common winter illnesses, including flu.Major concerns over flu as virus hits general community across Donegal was last modified: December 18th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:donegalfluHSElast_img read more

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Rugby, football – and a nation united

first_img9 July 2010 In 1994, when South Africa shed the shackles of apartheid, it did not mean the country was automatically set on a path of unity. Sport – starting with the 1995 Rugby World Cup, followed up by the 1996 African Nations Cup, and continuing with the 2010 Fifa World Cup – played and continues to play a major unifying role. During the apartheid years, sport was used as a major tool for resistance against the system of racial segregation, with South Africa being banned from competing on the international stage in most sporting codes – including cricket, rugby and football. These sanctions served the purpose of both highlighting the unjust system in the country at the time and of applying pressure on the National Party to end apartheid. As the first democratic president of South Africa, Mandela sought to work toward the goal of bringing together a once divided people and to lead South Africa on a path to success. In what for many seemed an insurmountable task, the Nobel Peace Prize winner did not just look to the corridors of government for a solution, but also to the playing field – a possible indication as to why South Africa has hosted so many major sporting events since.Rugby World Cup The first of many major sporting events hosted in the country was the IRB Rugby World Cup in 1995 – a tournament which saw South Africa lift the trophy at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg. South African cricket administrator Ali Bacher is no stranger to the importance of sport in South Africa’s history, having captained the South African cricket team in 1970 against Australia just before SA Cricket was kicked out of international participation. He also pushed for the breakdown of racial divisions in the sport, and shared a poignant moment with Mandela on the issue of sport and national unity. Bacher speaks about the mood leading up to the Rugby World Cup. This event saw calls for the removal of South Africa’s sporting emblem – the Springbok – due to its link with the predominantly white-dominated sports of the past. Mandela saw this argument as a chance to send a strong symbol to the white and Afrikaans population, many of whom feared reprisals from the apartheid years, by lending his support to their cause.Mandela’s wisdom “To give an indication of [Mandela’s] wisdom and insight, in 1995 – halfway through the Rugby World Cup – he came out publicly to support players wearing the Springbok emblem which, to many, represented a sporting code that only whites could play for in the apartheid era,” says Bacher. “A television crew came to me to ask about the response from South African cricket, and I said that we wanted a neutral emblem that would satisfy both white and black. “Soon after, Mandela invited me to lunch and he took me out onto the patio with two of my board members,” says Bacher. “He started to explain that he understood that among Afrikaans people, rugby and the [Springbok] emblem were very important.” Referring to the now famous post-match celebration in which Mandela come out onto the field wearing a South African rugby jersey with captain Francois Pienaar’s number on the back, Bacher says Mandela “told me he wore the rugby jersey and the emblem … because he wanted to thank [Afrikaans people] for their support for him as South Africa’s first black president.‘I see a difference now in 2010’ “In South Africa, the majority of the black population supported soccer, while the majority of whites supported rugby,” says Bacher. “Mandela rallied the black people to support rugby and united a country. The man that made it all happen was our revered icon, Nelson Mandela.” Reflecting on the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, Bacher says: “I see a difference now in 2010. At the grounds, thousands of whites have been dressed in Bafana Bafana clothing going out to support the national team – where previously it would be mainly black people. “I see black families and white families talking about the national team, taking pictures with each other. These are small things for people from overseas, but from a South African point of view this is very significant. “We have arrived at a state of true unification in this country.”1996 African Nations Cup Another sporting icon who has witnessed first-hand the power of sport in South Africa’s psyche is former Bafana Bafana football player, Mark Fish, who was part of the team that lifted the African Nations Cup trophy in 1996 at the very site where Soccer City stadium now stands. In another successful sporting tournament hosted by South Africa, the 1996 African Nations Cup was more than just a football tournament, as Nelson Mandela once again came out in the captain’s jersey to hand over the trophy to the victorious team. “In 1996 we represented a nation and saw what we are seeing now,” says Fish. “White people came to [the then] FNB stadium to support football and the nation. It was brilliant. Before, these people would know the rugby team, but after 1996 – with Mandela supporting the team – they knew who we were.‘We can build on this’ “It was the highlight of my football career – not winning the trophy, but seeing how people came together and united behind Bafana Bafana,” says Fish. “That’s why I think we ended up winning the tournament. The way the country got behind us was absolutely phenomenal.” Fish believes the 2010 Fifa World Cup has also had a dramatic effect on the nation. “We have seen a nation get behind Bafana; people are talking about football. The challenge for us as a nation and a footballing nation is to keep the standard that we have now reached,” says Fish. “We can build on this if we continue to work together as a nation.” Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

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Video Tutorial: How to Create Karaoke Graphics in After Effects

first_imgStep 1 — Add the TextFirst, I’ll add a text layer using the Text tool. This project is going to be quite simple, and it will only consist of the song I’m using and the text layers. To view the waveforms of my song, I’ll select the layer and use the keyboard shortcut LL. When I can see the waveform, I’ll listen to the track and add markers to the comp. I want the markers to roughly surround each verse where I want to add a single line of text. This will serve as a visual reference when keyframing. Step 2 — Add the Color PropertyThe secret to making this effect work is using Animators. To add one, I’ll click on the Animate drop-down menu just to the right of the Text menu of my layer. As you’ll notice in the menu, there are a number of attributes for which I can add animators, but I want to focus on the color of the text. For a color animator, I’ll select Fill Color > RGB and then change the color to whatever I like. Now my text is ready for animation.Step 3 — AnimateText animators come with a Range Selector, allowing me to select a specific range to apply to my color effect. Range Selectors have Start, End, and Offset attributes, giving you precise control over the text animation. To create a simple right-to-left color wipe effect, I’ll animate the End attribute of the Range Selector from 0 to 100, lining up the keyframes to the markers surrounding the verse. Once I have my beginning and end keyframes in place, I’ll go through and fine-tune the Range Selector’s location. To better match the wipe effect to each word, I can put my playhead over a specific area of the timeline and then manually drag the Range Selector in the Comp panel. This will add a new keyframe to my End property. Once I’m happy with the timing of the End property, I’ll grab all of the keyframes and apply Easy Ease via the F9 key. Step 4 — CustomizeI can further customize the look of the color wipe via the Range Selector’s Advanced submenu. The animation defaults to animating each text character on screen one at a time, which might not be the look I want. I can switch this to exclude the spaces between characters, or I can have each word animate on (instead of individual characters). I like the way the words look, so I’ll change this and then retime any keyframes to make sure that the animation still looks good.And there you have it. Time to party!Cover image via Fer Gregory.Interested in the tracks we used to create this video?“Lovely Travel” by Make Music“Fly Free” by HartleyLooking for more After Effects tutorials? Check these out.Video Tutorial: Create a Callout Graphic in Adobe After EffectsVideo Tutorial: How to Create Anime Speed Lines in After EffectsVideo Tutorial: How to Fine-Tune Keyframes in Adobe After EffectsVideo Tutorial: How to Morph Graphics Using Adobe After EffectsHow to Create an Animated Circle Burst in Adobe After Effects Need some Karaoke graphics? No problem. Learn how to customize your text and animation (and save yourself some time) in this video tutorial.Whether you just want to boogie down and sing with your friends or you’re working on a creative motion graphics project, this technique can speed things up for you. The problem is that creating text graphics like this can be extremely tedious and labor-intensive. The beauty of this technique is that not only is it fast, it’s also versatile and customizable. Let’s take a step-by-step look at how to create these karaoke-style text elements.last_img read more

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Davis, Cousins lead Pelicans over Bulls in OT

first_imgDrummond powers Pistons past Kings Jameer Nelson added 13 points, Darius Miller had 11, and Jrue Holiday 10 for New Orleans. The Pelicans improved to 4-2 on the road.Justin Holiday had 18 points, Denzel Valentine added 16 and Lauri Markkanen and Robin Lopez had 14 apiece for the Bulls. They were coming off their first road victory.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 shutoutBoth teams looked sluggish completing their first back-to-backs of the season. The Bulls shot 35.4 percent from the field to the Pelicans’ 40.2 percent.Cousins made two of three foul shots for a 91-86 lead with 2:35 left in overtime before Nelson hit a 3 for a 96-88 lead with 48.9 seconds remaining. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH RETURN LOOMINGBulls forward Bobby Portis’ eight-game suspension ended Saturday. Coach Fred Hoiberg refrained from saying whether Portis will play Tuesday at Toronto. Portis was suspended Oct. 18 due to injuring teammate Nikola Mirotic in a fight at practice.Mirotic suffered broken bones in his face and a concussion and is expected to miss four to six weeks. He has been working out, but has yet to get on the court, Hoiberg said. “The important thing is he’s making progress and is in good spirits,” Hoiberg said.TIP-INSPelicans: New Orleans split two preseason games against the Bulls. … The Pelicans improved to 3-2 on the road with Friday’s 99-94 victory at Dallas. New Orleans had not been above .500 on the road after more than one game since 2010-11. … Cousins and Davis are the only teammates among the league’s top five scorers.Bulls: G David Nwaba exited with a right ankle sprain with 5:17 remaining in the third quarter. He had seven points and four rebounds. … Brothers Jrue Holiday (New Orleans) and Justin Holiday (Chicago) both started. … Markkanen is one of nine NBA players since 1983 to have at least 115 points and 65 rebounds in his first seven career games. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) and Chicago Bulls forward Paul Zipser (16). APCHICAGO — Anthony Davis had 27 points and 16 rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 96-90 overtime victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).DeMarcus Cousins added 25 points and 11 rebounds — 18 and seven after halftime — to help the Pelicans snap a six-game, regular-season losing streak to the Bulls.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:37Protesters 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 View comments QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next LATEST STORIES Davis rebounded Lopez’s putback attempt with 9.7 seconds remaining in regulation. Holiday missed at the other end with 3.3 to go before Cousins blocked Lopez to send the game to overtime.The Pelicans opened the final quarter on a 20-7 run to take a 77-71 lead. Valentine hit a 3 to put the Bulls ahead 83-81 with 2:28 left before Davis dunked to tie it.Justin Holiday scored 10 points in the third quarter for the Bulls, who led by as much as nine and 64-57 after the period.The Pelicans shot 40.5 percent from the field to the Bulls’ 32.6 percent in the first half of a tied game. Davis led New Orleans with 14, and Lopez had nine for Chicago.Cousins had just seven points and four rebounds at halftime after averaging 29 points and 14 rebounds per game and posting two 20-point, 20-rebound games in his previous five contests.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

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Depleted India team arrives in West Indies, Raina says team motivated

first_imgA depleted Indian cricket team, sans senior players Sachin Tendulkar and regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, arrived in Port of Spain, Trinidad, for a limited-over series against the West Indies, starting on Saturday.Smartly dressed in a tee and trousers, the Indian players landed at around 20.30 hrs (local time) on Wednesday at the Piarco International Airport and were received by officials of Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) and sponsors Digicel.The Suresh Raina-led Indian side looked tired and exhausted after their long flight from Mumbai via London and Barbados.Stand-in skipper Raina’s eyes were blood-shot for lack of sleep and a few team members looked dishevelled from the exertions of a long, trans-Atlantic flight.Even though he looked tired and sleepless, Raina exuded confidence that his young team will do whatever it takes to win the lone Twenty20 game and the fivematch ODI series against the Caribbeans.”It’s a young side. The players want to do well for the country and themselves. They are extremely motivated,” said Raina on his arrival.Vice-captain Harbhajan Singh too opined that the starless Indian team would not be short of motivation in the upcoming series, irrespective of their relentless cricket schedule.”These are young boys who are looking to build a career for themselves. I don’t think tiredness or fatigue would be a factor,” said the off-spinner.Team manager Amitabh Chowdhary said that irrespective of the long flight, the side would attend its practice sessions as scheduled.India will play a Twenty20 match in Trinidad (June 4) and five ODIs on June 6 (Trinidad), June 8 (Trinidad), June 11 (Antigua), June 13 (Antigua) and June 16 (Jamaica).advertisementThe One-day series would be followed by a three-match Test series in Jamaica (June 20-24), Barbados (June 28-July 2) and Dominica (July 6-10).RAIN MARS PRACTICERain in the last few days hampered the West Indies in their practice session at the Queen’s Park Oval, the venue of the first three limited overs matches against India starting on Saturday, and they had to sweat it out at the indoor facilities.As West Indies trooped in Queen’s Park Oval for an intense training session, they were disappointed to know that rains of last few days had left the practice pitches unfit to use.The squad was left with no option but to train at Bryan Davis indoor nets but batting coach Desmond Haynes wasn’t ready to come to terms with the situation at the venue which will host a Twenty20 International and the first two ODIs of the series.Haynes sought out 22-year-old Darren Bravo, who is seen as next Brian Lara in this part of the world but had not done well against off-spinners in his career, for a batting tutorial on the least damaged pitch with a little mat rolled over the surface.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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