The price of success? Warriors’ new $100 passes don’t include court view

first_imgThe Golden State Warriors, apparently desperate for cash, are offering their fans a Seinfeldian deal.You Gen Xers likely recall that “Seinfeld” was a sitcom about nothing. In a recent email sent to Warriors fans, the team announced a $100 pass that allows entry into Oracle Arena for every home game in a given month. The catch? The bearers are allowed to see nothing that happens on the court — unless they view it on a monitor in any of Oracle’s bars and restaurants.A Warriors spokesperson …last_img

Is LeBron up for a rivalry or not?

first_imgLakers stock report: Since LeBron James signed with Los Angeles in July, the Lakers’ goal — like every other team in the league — has been to … The Lakers are on the hunt for the Warriors’ Western Conference throne, but first they have to beat the champs in Tuesday’s highly-anticipated Christmas Day matchup.Here’s everything you need to know about the game.When/Where: Oracle Arena, 5 p.m (ABC)Lakers projected starters: Kyle Kuzma, LeBron James, Brandon Ingram,Ivica Zubac, Lonzo Balllast_img

PH paddlers reset world mark

first_imgThe Filipinos, who got a standing ovation from the huge crowd after the record feat, timed 40.48 seconds in the 200m big boat finale, beating Chinese Taipei’s Fitness Factory (43.57s) and Taiwan’s Ludong Township (47.01s).“We’re really after the clockings. Our next goal is to break the 39-second barrier this year and hopefully aim for 38 seconds prior to the Asian Games,” said Escollante of her paddlers who pocketed three gold medals in the ICF world championships last year in Moscow.The Philippines clocked 53.84s to defeat host Taiwan (54.30) and Hong Kong (54.80) in the 200m small boat before collecting their third gold in the 500m small boat in two minutes and 22 seconds.Assistant coaches Mark Jhon Frias and Ricky Sardena shared the coaching duties with Escollante in the team featuring team skipper Fernan Dungan, Hermie Macaranas, Alex Generalo, Ojay Fuentes, John Paul Selencio, Jordan De Guia, Raymart Nevado, Lee Robin Santos, Jonathan Ruz and Franc Feliciano.Also included in the squad supported by the Philippine Sports Commission were Fernan Dungan, Oliver Manaig, Christian Urso, Lester Delos Santos, Jerome Solis, Kim Gabriel Borromeo, Robert Pantaleon, Jericho Noay, John James Pelagio, Christian Macayan, Arche Baylosis, Ryan Vidal and Roger Manlangit.ADVERTISEMENT With Daniel Ortega and Roger Masbate at the helm, the world champions glided smoothly at the finish on the murky Fulu river and clocked 40.16 seconds that shadowed the team’s previous standard of 41 seconds during the 2014 ICF Dragon Boat World Championships in Poznan, Poland.“I had been challenging them to break their world record in every race. All the hard work of training twice a day finally paid off,” said Escollante, who gave Ortega US$200 after losing her wager.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe squad, which has drummer Patricia Ann Bustamante and steersman Christian Burgos, eventually pocketed the gold medal in the 200m 10 and 20 seaters prior to their victory in the men’s 500m 10-seater.“This is essentially the start of our preparations for the world championships and the Asian Games next year,” said Philippine Canoe Kayak Federation president Jonne Go. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend The current Asian champions are also considered the top contenders in the 20-seater men’s 500m that could complete a sweep of all four races where they participated in.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:06Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban animated movie Magellan in PH02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kongcenter_img Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Quinto puts transfer issue behind as he and Calvo stay with Letran Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera INQUIRER PHOTOCHANGHUA, Taiwan—Coach Len Escollante had been longing to break their own world record and the Philippine dragon boat team didn’t disappoint her.The Filipino paddlers seized three gold medals in the 2017 Taiwan International Dragon Boat Championships on Sunday with their victory in the semifinals of the 20-seater men’s 200 meters erasing the world’s fastest time in the event.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Finance Minister Optimistic of Growth for Fiscal Year

first_img Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, is optimistic that the economy will record positive growth for 2017/18, despite a contraction in the first financial quarter.“We are still holding to an economic growth for the fiscal year of about 1.7 to two per cent, which will still be above the 1.3 per cent that we had last year,” he said.Mr. Shaw was speaking to journalists following the opening ceremony of the Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ) business and wellness expo at the Garmex Free Zone and Industrial Estate, Marcus Garvey Drive, on Wednesday (October 18).The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) reported that the economy recorded negative growth of 0.1 per cent in the April to June quarter.Minister Shaw explained that the negative growth was due to a combination of drought at the start of the calendar year and flood rains at the beginning of the fiscal year.“When we did a further analysis of the areas of growth and lack of growth, there were only two sectors that did not grow in the June quarter. Those were agriculture and mining. Both of them should show improvement in the third quarter, because we had favourable weather conditions,” he pointed out.“You can’t judge anything by one quarter. You have to judge it by the overall picture of what is happening in the economy (and the overall picture) continues to be positive,” he added.Meanwhile, the Finance Minister noted that the new owner of the Alpart alumina plant in Nain, St. Elizabeth, Jiuquan Iron & Steel Company Limited (JISCO) intends to invest some US$2 billion in the sector over time, including a new alumina plant.He noted that this was a positive for the economy, as, already, the company has invested in excess of US$360 million on its Jamaican operations.“We have other projects in the pipeline, like a major project we have slated for Vernamfield. When all of these are put together, including the addition of 14,000 hotel rooms over the next four years – 3,000 of that are in place already – you are looking at between US$16 billion to US$20 billion worth of investment,” Mr. Shaw said.Meanwhile, the Finance Minister said the Government will be looking at changing the method of measuring economic growth in Jamaica.“The way that STATIN is measuring it now, they are using a base year of 1998. The developed world is using a base year of 2008; that is a 10-year difference. What are some of the major sectors you ensure that you implant into the measurement process… that has to be reviewed as well,” Mr. Shaw said. Meanwhile, the Finance Minister noted that the new owner of the Alpart alumina plant in Nain, St. Elizabeth, Jiuquan Iron & Steel Company Limited (JISCO) intends to invest some US$2 billion in the sector over time, including a new alumina plant. Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, is optimistic that the economy will record positive growth for 2017/18, despite a contraction in the first financial quarter. Story Highlights The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) reported that the economy recorded negative growth of 0.1 per cent in the April to June quarter.last_img read more

Suzanne DeLaurentiis Operation Hollywood Helps Out With New Film

first_imgProducer and Writer Peter Weed of Florida-based Peterbuilt Productions will begin filming his new film “Wheeler” this fall. “Wheeler” is a feel-good, family film based on the novel “Ordinary Guy Wheeler” written by Weed.Written by Jaime Jessup, James J. Ruscella and Peter Weed, “Wheeler” is a heartwarming story about veteran truck driver named Guy Wheeler who returns home to Tennessee from Afghanistan. Despite being surrounded by his loving and colorful family of fellow truck drivers, “Wheeler” struggles with adjusting back to home and his wife who is having difficulty becoming pregnant.While dealing with his inner turmoil, “Wheeler” befriends a nine-year-old boy over the CB Radio who lifts his spirits and warms his heart. His newfound faith is tested, however, with a major event that includes an action-packed sequence involving explosives and a school bus that will leave audiences cheering for our truck driver turned hero.“This story will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and it will tug on your heartstrings,” says Weed. “Break out the popcorn and enjoy.”Weed launched Peterbuilt Productions in 1996 and graduated with a degree in Film Technology in 2000. Weed has written several screenplays and worked on many feature films. Weed strives to create “God honoring, family friendly features with all the action, romance, drama and comedy of Hollywood’s best movies without taking away the family value.”Lucille Elmer, a partner of Peterbuilt Productions, will also be on board as a Co-Producer and Production Designer.Peterbuilt Productions is excited to be partnering with independent Hollywood producer Suzanne DeLaurentiis and participating in her Operation Hollywood program, which hires and trains veterans to work on Hollywood movie sets.Some of Suzanne’s independent filmmaking credits include 10th & Wolf, The Grief Tourist, How Sweet It Is, Area 407, Out of the Black, Shut-up Kiss and Me, A Month of Sundays, Black Gold. She has been involved with making over one hundred features films.Copyright ©2013Look to the Starslast_img read more