NBA selects Indianapolis to host 2021 All-Star Game

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano For the city, it’s a big addition to what was already a jam-packed schedule.Indy will host the annual boys and girls high school state championships, the Big Ten women’s basketball tournament and the men’s Final Four in the first four months of 2021. Then the city will be the College Football Playoff championship game host site in 2022.Now they can pencil in All-Star week and the Feb. 14 game on the calendar, too.To accommodate all of the league’s festivities, city officials plan to use Lucas Oil Stadium and the convention center. Both are just a few blocks from Indiana’s home court, Bankers Life Fieldhouse.“A lot has changed since we last came here for an All-Star Game in the 1980s,” Silver said. “Then, it really was the All-Star Game, one day or one game. What it has truly become now is an All-Star week of activities.”ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The impact of such an event also has changed. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said city officials estimate it will add $100 million to the economy.Silver made the announcement a little less than three hours before the Pacers were scheduled to host Oklahoma City and Paul George, the four-time All-Star who was traded this summer. It’s the first time George has returned to Indy since the deal and has been one of the most anticipated games on this season’s schedule.But now Pacers fans know they’ll have all of the league’s biggest stars, maybe even Bird, back in town in 2021.“It’s so incredible, so professional, so entertaining, you’re all in for a great week,” Simon said. “I look forward to it and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Lillard leads Portland comeback past Miami MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s the first time the city will host the All-Star Game since 1985.“I have this image in my head — Larry Bird, IndyCar, Fifth Avenue,” Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard said. “I know, Commissioner, that had to have a big impact because he (Bird) lives and breathes Indiana basketball. We’re going to put on a great show.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPerhaps it was Bird’s theatrics or the long gap between All-Star Games in Indy.Whatever it was, Silver implied something felt right about playing such a marquee event in one of the nation’s biggest basketball states and for the league’s longest-tenured team owner, Herb Simon. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, left, is joined by Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon, right, and Larry Bird, after he announced in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 that Indianapolis will host the 2021 NBA All-Star game . (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS — Larry Bird’s final drive through New York City paid off Wednesday.Seven months after the NBA Hall of Famer hand delivered the Indiana Pacers’ All-Star bid at league headquarters in an IndyCar, Commissioner Adam Silver returned the favor by showing up at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to announce the league’s big midseason bash was coming back to Indianapolis in February 2021.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Fort St. John Fire Department battles fire at Peace Valley OSB

first_imgThe Fort St. John Fire Department has called in extra support from the Taylor Fire Department and now both are working actively to put out the fire.At this time the building doesn’t look to be in danger as crews have been able to keep the fire to the chip piles.We will post updates on this story as we get more information.- Advertisement -If you have any pictures or photos to share, email [email protected]last_img

Under-fire Sarri insists he can avoid Chelsea axe

first_img0Shares0000Maurizio Sarri insists he can still save his job at Chelsea © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 20 – Maurizio Sarri insists he expects to avoid being sacked as Chelsea manager if his troubled side can put together a sustained winning run.Reports on Wednesday claimed Sarri will be axed if Chelsea are beaten in any of their next three matches after losing the backing of the club’s hierarchy. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is not renowned for his patience and Monday’s limp FA Cup fifth round defeat against Manchester United increased speculation that Sarri is on the brink of being dismissed.Sarri faces a crucial seven days as Chelsea take a slender 2-1 advantage into Thursday’s Europa League last 32 second-leg against Malmo before facing Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.Those games are followed by a crucial London derby against Tottenham in the Premier League next Wednesday, a match Chelsea can’t afford to lose as they sit outside the top four.Acknowledging his perilous position can only be improved by a rapid reversal of fortunes, Sarri told reporters: “We need to win three, four matches in a row. It’s the only solution.“I can understand very well the frustration of our fans. Because they are used to winning. Now we are in trouble, so I can understand very well.“There isn’t another way. We can only have good performances and results.”With Chelsea in the midst of a bad run, Sarri is fighting to save his job less than a season after arriving from Napoli.The United loss followed hot on the heels of a humiliating 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City, which ranked as Chelsea’s heaviest defeat for 28 years, and an equally miserable 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth.Angry Blues fans have taunted Sarri with chants demanding the 60-year-old’s sacking and calling for former Chelsea star Frank Lampard, now in charge of second tier Derby, to be hired as his replacement.– ‘It’s not easy’ –But, insisting he still has a future at Stamford Bridge, Sarri says he has not spoken to Abramovich or influential director Marina Granovskaia this week.“I have to think that I will be the manager of Chelsea for a long time, otherwise I cannot work,” Sarri said.“I am not sure (if I will be here for a long time), but I have to think this. I have to work and I want to work with a long-range target.“Of course in this moment it’s very difficult to think we’re able to win three, four matches in a row. As you know very well in football everything can change in one day.”One of the main criticisms of Sarri has been his stubborn refusal to change his tactics despite clear evidence that the formula that worked with Napoli is failing at Chelsea.Sarri has held several lengthy inquests with his players after Chelsea’s worst results and conducted another after the United defeat.But reports claim many of his players have lost faith with his football philosophy, especially his decision to use his former Napoli midfielder Jorginho in the holding role instead of N’Golo Kante, who had thrived in that position in the past.Sarri’s hopes of getting Chelsea back to the form that saw them start the season with an 18-match unbeaten run are being hampered by the team’s hectic schedule.“We’re trying to solve our problems. It’s not very easy because we have no time,” he said.“We’re trying to talk with the players, trying to avoid some mistakes by video. It’s not easy, because we have to play every three days, so on the pitch we have no time.”The Italian still refuses to compromise on his 4-3-3 system and possession-based ‘Sarri-ball’ style, which was ridiculed by supporters on Monday.“The system is a false problem. I know very well that when we lose I have to put a striker on the pitch. When we win I have to put a defender on the pitch. But I want to see football in another way,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Concern expressed as vandals spoil clothes bank in Inishowen

first_imgAn Inishowen community group has hit out at dumpers who vandalised a community clothes bank in the area. The Fahan Community Group said bags filled with garden cuttings and household waste had been dumped in the clothes bank at the Fowler Hall in Tooban over the summer – only to be found when the recycling company came to collect.The local group receives a couple of hundred euro each time a full clothes bin is collected. The Heritage group, who use the money to put back into the local community, are currently working on the Fahan graveyard project where work on the restoration of the 7th century Mura’s Cross is continuing.It is understood that those involved left behind identifiable materials, a matter a group spokesperson said would be taken further if they didn’t stop.A spokesperson for the Fahan Community Group said: “We’re are asking the people involved to stop or the matter will be taken further.”Concern expressed as vandals spoil clothes bank in Inishowen was last modified: October 16th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:FahanInishowenlast_img read more

QPR ‘determined to ship Barton out one way or another’

first_imgQPR wanted to fine Joey Barton three months’ rather than six weeks’ wages for his violent outburst against Manchester City, the Daily Mirror say.The PFA are said to have stepped in to stop him being fined close to £1m by the club.Rangers are determined to ship Barton out of Loftus Road one way or another, the Daily Mail report, and manager Mark Hughes is likely to make him train with the reserves until the player leaves.Meanwhile, Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles is an £8m target for Napoli, according to the Mirror.It is claimed that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has made enquiries to Meireles’ agents and is keen to try and make the move happen.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Backupify Now Archives Your LinkedIn Data

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watters As the recent story of Flickr’s accidental deletion of someone’s account, along with 3400 of their photos, reminds us: just because we’ve moved from the desktop to the cloud doesn’t mean we can forgo backing up our data. That’s the service that Backupify offers, the ability to archive your information from a number of key online services, including Flickr, Google Apps, Twitter, and Facebook. And the company announces today that it’s added the professional network LinkedIn to that list. The automated service will give users an independent archiving solution for their professional network profiles. This data will include connections to and recommendations from clients and coworkers. As LinkedIn continues to grow (having just filed for an IPO last month), it makes sense that Backupify would add it to their offerings. As Backupify’s CEO Rob May argues, “Without a backup for this important information, users are vulnerable to data loss, and more importantly, being overlooked by potential business partners, customers and hiring managers.”Backupify works by pulling the data from LinkedIn and the other service providers it supports through their APIs. The information is stored on Amazon S3, and you can log into your Backupify account to search your archives and download your data.There are several pricing tiers for Backupify, depending on the number of accounts and the file storage size. And based on whether you opt for a free or premium account, your information is backed up weekly or nightly. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts Tags:#storage#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Telefonica launches global competition to find most innovative startups

first_imgTelefonica, the multinational telecommunications provider, has launched the first TOF Global Race, a competition aimed at finding great startups that are struggling to succeed.The competition is part of the company’s Open Future innovation platform, which connects entrepreneurs, start-ups, investors and public and private partners from all around the world to invest in projects and give advice to new startups.See Also: Sigfox invades America; coming to 100 U.S. cities by end of 2016Telefonica will assess online applications from thousands of startups that have an innovative technological project or use emerging technologies. It said that startups should be making no income or have less than 1,000 users. On January 15, votes will be counted, and the most popular projects will be placed on a final shortlist. A panel of experts will choose the winner on January 31.The winner hopefully gets some investor loveThe winner will receive an invitation to Four Years From Now (4YFN), an entrepreneurial forum, where they will be able to present the project to the public.Throughout the competition, Telefonica wants startups to be active on its Open Future network, raising awareness for their project and trying to interest investors. This could be good experience for young startups that may have never held a funding round.Exposure at the 4YFN forum could lead to increased investor interest, and the investors attending the event tend to be better at nurturing startups and making them successful.Telefonica is one of the largest multinationals in Europe and has stakes in Brazil, China, Germany and the United Kingdom. In the past few years, it has tried to diversify its business; this program being part of the process. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Tags:#4YFN#Open Future#startup#Telefonica#TOF Global Race Follow the Puck Related Posts center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces David Currylast_img read more

Color Grading Tutorial: LUTs in DaVinci Resolve

first_imgDiscover how you can quickly modify the colors and intensity values in your video footage using LUTs in DaVinci Resolve.Over the last few years, with the explosion of more affordable color grading applications and video shooters capturing more RAW (flat) images, the term “LUT” is being used quite often.  But what exactly is a LUT and how/why would you want to use it in your color grading projects?LUT stands for “Look Up Table“.  Simply put, it’s a formula of numbers that can mathematically translate set values in your image into another set of values. A recent NoFilmSchool post defines it nicely:LUTs are not used to creatively grade a final result, they’re used to make up a difference between a source and a result. In practical application… the LUT will let you view your footage during editing more naturally than the flat, desaturated image originally recorded.Some LUTs are used for on-set viewing, while others are designed for post production and color grading. Many video pros will use a LUT to determine how their video footage will look when printed to film, while it’s still a digital file in their color grading app.There’s now a ton of third party LUTs you can purchase/download and apply to your projects and custom generators for creating your own LUTs (like this free generator from Arri).The following video tutorial by Andrew McKee of PixelWizard Post (below) demonstrates how to use a LUT in DaVinci Resolve. The LUTs for this particular exercise are taken from Juan Melara, a successful colorist we’ve featured previously on the Premiumbeat blog. Download the free LUT files HERE and preview them in action:Andrew’s LUT tutorial is essential viewing for anyone using DaVinci Resolve or interested in high-end color grading. You’ll walk away with a good understanding of “What is a LUT?” as well as how to successfully use them in DaVinci Resolve:last_img read more

10 months agoBrighton boss Hughton rules out loan departure for Gyokeres

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton boss Hughton rules out loan departure for Gyokeresby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Chris Hughton has ruled out a loan departure for Viktor Gyokeres.Gyokeres has battled to make a breakthrough this season, but Hughton feels the Swede’s development is best served by keeping him close.There has been talk of Gyokeres being loaned out this month, but Hughton has shut that down.”Right now we’re leaning on keeping him instead of loaning him,” said the manager.Gyokeres could see action in the FA Cup this weekend against Bournemouth. last_img read more

9 months agoReal Madrid captain Ramos: Isco and Solari? It’s complicated

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid captain Ramos: Isco and Solari? It’s complicatedby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos admits the relationship between Isco and coach Santiago Solari is “complicated”.Isco invited more controversy when ‘liking’ a social media post disparaging of Solari after their Copa del Rey victory over Leganes.Asked about the pair, Ramos said: “Reverse the situation between Solari and Isco? It is complicated. In Madrid, everyone wants to play and this decision making is complicated for the coach. “But it’s Madrid and the questions are always who plays or does not play, if he misses an attacker, who is the keeper…? “We must feed the press.” last_img read more