Ravi Ragbir speaking at a rally outside the Manhattan Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office.Within hours before a scheduled deportation on Feb. 9, immigrant rights organizer Ravi Ragbir won a temporary stay of removal on First Amendment grounds. Ragbir, who has lived for 27 years in the United States, said, “Like so many people who are living in this country under the threat of deportation, I know how important it is to raise our voices against the injustices in the system.”Some 500 immigrant rights supporters had just raised their voices, rallying in the early morning outside the Manhattan Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices to cheer speakers brought out by the New Sanctuary Coalition. Speakers included religious, political and legal representatives as well as multinational community leaders, who defend their Muslim, Latinx, Haitian, Asian and African communities. All here joined the cry, “The movement united will never be deported!”Ragbir’s new suit charges the Trump administration and ICE officials with “selectively enforcing the immigration laws against immigration rights activists on the basis of their protected speech.”Ragbir — from Trinidad and Tobago — is co-director of the New Sanctuary Coalition along with Jean Montrevil of Haiti. Montrevil was deported to Haiti on Jan. 3 after being seized as he was on his way to work in Queens, N.Y. Montrevil’s ex-spouse Jani Cauthen spoke at a rally the next day of the pain and strength of their children, whom ICE is forcing to live apart from their father. Montrevil has a legal date with ICE in April.Many of today’s rally messages reflected on how the laws against immigrants are racist. With speakers demanding support and justice for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) youth and defense for all needing a protected extended stay, with fair immigration laws and sanctuary for all and an end to family separations.Ragbir has a follow up court ruling that is expected by mid-March. As he spoke of the growth of the faith-based sanctuary movement, he said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are interwoven. This is an explosion of love!”WW photo: Anne PrudenFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Last Monday, November 26th, 2018, Stephen Hillenburg—the animator, cartoonist, and marine biologist who created beloved children’s cartoon SpongeBob Squarepants—passed away at the age of 57 due to complications from his battle with ALS.For nearly 20 years, SpongeBob Squarepants has been making superfans out of successive generations of children. What began as a Nickelodeon series has since spawned several massively successful merchandise lines, theme park rides, video games, a pair of feature films (with a third on its way), and even a critically acclaimed Broadway musical featuring original music by David Bowie, Brian Eno, T.I., The Flamin Lips, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, John Legend, and many more.However, while SpongeBob has gone on to rope in an astounding roster of musical talent for its various iterations throughout the years, one band, in particular, served an integral role in the conception and creation of the show: Ween.As Mickey Melchiondo (a.k.a. Dean Ween) remembers in a Facebook post marking Hillenburg’s passing,I got a call a long time ago from a marine biologist that said he wanted to start a cartoon inspired by Ween’s album The Mollusk. His name was Steve Hillenburg and his idea was to create a Bugs Bunny type cartoon on the bottom of the ocean floor. Ween had been on tour for a long year and we ended up recording and writing the song in one night at Greg Frey‘s studio. It was to teach kids how too tie their shoes and we wrote it really fast and mailed it back on X-mas eve and for once they said “don’t change anything about its, it’s perfect.” It remains one of our proudest legacies and we went on to do a lot of work together with SpongeBob, and the show went on to be the best cartoon of 2 generations. So this is for you Steve. The show wasn’t even on the air at the time mind you. In addition to drawing inspiration from The Mollusk and commissioning “Loop De Loop” for the show, Hillenburg and the SpongeBob team featured The Mollusk track “Ocean Man” in the closing credits of The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie (2004).You can watch the instructional shoe-tying tune in question below:SpongeBob [Ween] – “Loop De Loop”[Video: mariokartOS]You can listen to The Mollusk, the Ween album that helped inspire Spongebob Squarepants, in full below:Ween – The Mollusk (1997) – Full AlbumAlso of note, in the wake of Hillenburg’s passing this weekend, nearly 600,000 people (and counting) have signed a petition to request a performance of the David Glen Eisley-penned SpongeBob favorite “Sweet Victory”—performed in a stadium rock show setting in the show—at the upcoming Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show on Sunday, February 3rd, 2019. It’s definitely a reach, but we can’t deny the fact that it would be a perfect song for the occasion. Listen to “Sweet Victory” from the original show below:SpongeBob Squarepants [David Glen Eisley] – “Sweet Victory”[Video: Austin]On Saturday, December 15th and Sunday, December 16th, Ween will close out their 2018 touring schedule with a pair of performances at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. In the spirit of the holiday season, the band will also host a toy drive at the show benefitting a local non-profit. For more information about Ween’s toy drive at The Capitol Theatre, head here.
Toft’s studies have focused on the ethnic and religious aspects of war and conflict. Her previous book was Securing the Peace: The Durable Settlement of Civil Wars, published in 2010, for which she traveled to conflict zones including Sudan. She was a Carnegie Scholar in 2008, and earned a doctorate at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation was published in 2003 as The Geography of Ethnic Violence: Identity, Interests and the Indivisibility of Territory. Monica Duffy Toft, associate professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School, has been named a project scholar in a new interdisciplinary project at Georgetown University to study religious freedom. The Religious Freedom Project, launched in Georgetown’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, is funded by a $2 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation.The project will engage a team of international project scholars “to explore different understandings of religious liberty and its importance for democracy, economic and social development, international diplomacy, and the struggle against religious extremism.” The project will be led by the center’s senior fellow, Thomas Farr.Toft will bring rich scholarship and hands-on experience to the project study team. She leads the Initiative on Religion in International Affairs in Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and has written extensively on issues involving religious freedom and the role of religion in international conflict. Her latest book, God’s Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics, co-authored with Daniel Philpott and Timothy Samuel Shah, will be published in March. Shah and Philpott are joining Toft as project scholars in the Georgetown project.
Information Session for Sports-Related BusinessesTo Preview All Sports, Recreation & Fitness ExpoRegistration Deadline Nears for Vermonts New Sports ShowBusinesses that provide sports, recreation, fitness or wellness products or services are invited to attend a preview meeting on Aug. 15 or 16 for the All Sports, Recreation and Fitness Expo which will be held October 20-21 at Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction.Whether you would like to exhibit, demonstrate, entertain or lecture or all of the above at the All Sports, Recreation and Fitness Expo, we encourage interested businesses to attend our event preview for this new show, said Tom Oddy, Director of Special Events at Champlain Valley Exposition.Well have representatives from all our partners in the show to talk about the costs and outreach opportunities designed for the education and entertainment of active Vermont families, couples and individuals, he said.All Sports, Recreation and Fitness Expo is endorsed by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Convention Bureau and the Vermont Sports & Events Council, Vermont Sports Magazine, with gold medal sponsorship by the Green Mountain Glades, the Vermont Outdoor Guide Association (VOGA) and The Soccer Center.The first informational meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. in the Montpelier Room at Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center. The second will be held Thursday, Aug. 16 at 10 am in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion at Champlain Valley Exposition.There will also be more than 60 seminars and demonstrations by experts in the sports, recreation and fitness industry at the October show. The Expo will be supported by an aggressive advertising, promotion and public relations campaign to bring quality, active and focused consumers to the Expo, Oddy said. Exhibitors who sign up by Sept. 1 will be listed in the printed program for All Sports, Recreation and Fitness Expo.During this all encompassing two-day show, Oddy explained, exhibitors will display and provide information on the latest equipment, services, venues, leagues, teams, associations and related supplies for sports, recreation and fitness enthusiasts. In the three seminar rooms, on the indoor field turf, climbing walls and even on the plastic ice surface a variety of demonstrations and seminars covering literally every aspect of the sports, recreation and fitness world including martial arts, hiking, ice hockey, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, fitness, football, stretching, ultimate frisbee, rugby, kayaking, rock climbing, sports psychology, sports medicine/training, sports nutrition, action sports, extreme sports, Pilates, yoga, snow sports, skating, golf, skateboarding and more!Organizers say this will be one of New Englands largest sports, recreation and fitness educational events & consumer-trade shows and will provide a venue for industry professionals and consumers to come together to highlight opportunities and impact for our active lifestyles in the region and State of Vermont. A sampling of current exhibitors include Vermont Lake Monsters, Vermont Outdoor Guides Association, 100 on 100 Heart of Vermont Relay, American Red Cross, Best Western Waterbury Stowe, Best Western Windjammer Hotel and Conference Center, Catamount Trail Association, Curves, Eddie’s Energy Bars, Extreme Adventures of Vermont, Fitness Options, Vermont Frost Heaves, SG Fitness, Sports & Fitness Edge & Physical Therapy, Green Mountain Glades, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, RehabGYM, Vermont Eye Laser, Vermont Chapter of American Physical Therapists and the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife.For more information about registering for The All Sports, Recreation & Fitness Expo on Oct. 20-21, contact Suzie Petrie at Champlain Valley Exposition, (802) 878-5545 or by email, [email protected](link sends e-mail).
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Flavien Prat991012910%$559,156 Mike Smith8517191220%$2,070,931 Hector Palma2464125%$140,750 Victor Espinoza13826271919%$1,764,478 SHARED BELIEF A ‘ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME’ HORSEPERFECT DORTMUND EYES SANTA ANITA DERBYLOCAL FOURSOME NOMINATED TO HALL OF FAMEROUTINE GRADE I CELEBRATION FOR VAN DYKE Tiago Pereira971191311%$382,668 Doug O’Neill12114111912%$744,714 Rafael Bejarano19449292525%$2,270,618 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Brice Blanc4272417%$287,640 Brandon Boulanger1006586%$198,686 Tyler Baze22029232613%$1,603,894 Michael Pender3866316%$172,240 Joseph Talamo18219193110%$1,339,140 Elvis Trujillo16018181211%$1,085,200 Santiago Gonzalez7779129%$471,514 Martin Garcia10821141219%$1,617,580 Thomas Proctor3966315%$488,468 Fernando Perez14014161410%$611,190 John Sadler9211151312%$789,086 Richard Baltas52129323%$473,268 Martin Pedroza13814191810%$598,264 ESPINOZA, NAKATANI AMONG HALL OF FAME NOMINEESTwo jockeys and two horses who earned their spurs in California have been nominatedto the National Museum Racing Hall of Fame–Victor Espinoza and Corey Nakatani, and Kona Gold and Lava Man.Winners will be announced April 20, with induction ceremonies on Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., site of the Hall of Fame.Espinoza, a two-time Kentucky Derby winner and regular rider of Horse of the Year California Chrome, was caught off guard by his nomination.“Not really,” the 42-year-old native of Mexico City said when asked if he thought this would ever happen. “I never thought about being in the Hall of Fame, but just being nominated is an honor for me after all these years.“We’ll see what happens. For now, I’ll keep going and try to win more races.”“A lot of good horses and a lot of talent got me to this point, God willing,” said the 44-year-old Nakatani, a native of Covina, California, who began his career in 1988. “I’m very, very fortunate. Just being nominated is an honor, but obviously, you strive for things like this.“You set goals for yourself and hopefully you can attain them. Hopefully, the voters will look at my record and they’ll put us in there.”Retired jockey Craig Perret and the late Chris Antley are also on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot.FINISH LINES: Up and coming journeyman Drayden Van Dyke, Eclipse Award winner as outstanding apprentice rider of 2014, celebrated his first Grade I victory Saturday aboard Ring Weekend in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile in understated fashion. “I visited with Gary Stevens at his 52nd birthday party last night and did my usual thing,” said Van Dyke, mature beyond his 20 years. “I went to Whole Foods, got some fruit and salmon, and went home.” . . . Victor Espinoza on his pending Dubai trip to ride California Chrome in the $10 million World Cup on March 28: “It’s more important on how the horse handles the trip than the rider. It’s exciting to go there, but it’s a different surface now, traditional dirt, rather than synthetic, so I don’t know how the track will play. Hopefully, we’ll get the money.”. . . Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Secret Circle, ticketed for the $2 million Golden Shaheen in Dubai on March 28, worked six furlongs Sunday in a bullet 1:12.60 for Bob Baffert . . . Espinoza, Martin Pedroza and Iggy Puglisi have been suspended three racing days (March 13, 14 and 15) for causing interference on their respective mounts, Hauler, Royal F J and Stole a Kiss, in Friday’s races . . . Agent Mike Ciani had Kent Desormeaux booked to ride in 10 of the 11 races Saturday, a record one-day number for him this meet, but the 45-year-old jockey settled for nine when his mount in the second, Inner City, was scratched. Through 43 racing days, the three-time Kentucky Derby winner was tied for second at Santa Anita with 29 wins from 149 mounts, a respectable 19 percent. Desormeaux showed his Hall of Fame prowess with a 10-1 upset on Arethusa for trainer Eoin Harty in the sixth race, patiently winding his way through the stretch to score by a half-length in the 1 1/8-mile turf event . . . Probable for next Saturday’s Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles: Cassatt, Kerwin Clark; Dame Dorothy, Rafael Bejarano; Frivolous, Corey Nakatani; Legacy, no rider; Thegirlinthatsong, Mike Smith; Warren’s Veneda, Tyler Baze; and Yahilwa, no rider . . . Trainer A.C. Avila does not plan to appeal his 60-day suspension and $10,000 fine recently handed out by the California Horse Racing Board. “I haven’t had a vacation since 2008, so I’ll make the most of it,” said Avila, who plans to leave March 24 to spend two weeks in South America, including Brazil and Uruguay, and 25 days in Europe, including France and Italy . . . Saturday marked 59 years since Larry Gilligan‘s monumental upset victory aboard Social Climber for Charlie Whittingham in the1956 FelipeStakes. Social Climber came from 11th in a field of 12 to win by a neck at a $111.20 win payoff. Gilligan, now Santa Anita’s on-track Quick Official, would go onto finish second on Social Climber at 17-1 in an 18-horse field behind Terrang and Bill Shoemaker in the Santa Anita Derby . . . Condolences to the family of long-time Southern California assistant starter, Ron Bolton, who passed away at his home in Lodi, California, on Feb. 25 at the age of 57. Richard Mandella4888917%$561,916 NO DUBAI FOR BIG ‘CAP WINNER SHARED BELIEFThe Terminator struck again Saturday.For the 10th time in 11 starts, Shared Belief set his mind on his task, focused like a laseron his target–the finish line–and pulled the trigger, rolling to a 4 ¼-length victory in what amounted to a million dollar workout in the Santa Anita Handicap.Now three for three this meet at distances from seven furlongs to a mile and a quarter in Grade I races, short of Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime, at the moment there seems nothing out there among equine anti-heroes who can stop Shared Belief.And there are more worlds to conquer. Which ones, of course, remain to be seen.“He came out of the race very good,” trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said on a business-as-usual Sunday morning. “We’re very grateful to have a good horse like him.”As Shared Belief’s regular rider, Mike Smith, indicated before the Big ‘Cap, there was still plenty in the tank for the 4-year-old gelded son of Candy Ride. The needle certainly didn’t hover near empty after yesterday’s unanimously predicted triumph.That said, some folks wondered aloud if the Dubai World Cup would be considered for Shared Belief’s next race, even though logic would be tossed out the window, since that $10 million race halfway around the globe is a mere three weeks away, on March 28.“No, we’re not going to Dubai,” Hollendorfer said. “There are lots of races in this country to run in with plenty big enough purses. We just don’t want to make a trip over there.”In a radio interview on Mike Willman’s “Thoroughbred Los Angeles” Sunday morning on AM 830, KLAA, Hollendorfer said that the Grade II, 1 1/8-mile Oaklawn Handicap on April 11 would likely be next for his stable superstar.“He’s a once-in-a-lifetime horse,” said Dan Ward, Hollendorfer’s valued assistant. “You won’t see another like him.” Steven Miyadi3065220%$199,820 Edwin Maldonado951181212%$435,124 Mark Casse53105719%$775,868 (Current Through Saturday, March 7) TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Mike Puype76711109%$343,376 Peter Eurton661111917%$633,656 Felipe Valdez4789917%$234,388 Gary Stevens8313131416%$1,230,648 Corey Nakatani10819111518%$926,118 Philip D’Amato561110920%$534,740 Bob Baffert7916141020%$1,581,892 James Cassidy5386915%$318,350 Ron Ellis4583718%$322,030 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Drayden Van Dyke15917182111%$1,113,956 Jeff Bonde2890332%$321,780 Peter Miller11320211318%$1,097,706 Mario Gutierrez8361077%$362,380 A. C. Avila2572328%$208,298 Kent Desormeaux14929271819%$1,638,860 Jerry Hollendorfer13326181920%$3,017,048 Mark Glatt5379913%$399,922 DORTMUND, PROSPECT PARK, BOLO EYE SANTA ANITA DERBYIt’s on to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4 for undefeated Dortmund, who roared to a front-running, 1 ¼-length victory in the Grade I San Felipe Stakes Saturday.“It was a walk in the park for him,” trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday morning of the well-chiseled chestnut who is a perfect five for five.Speaking of parks, runner-up Prospect Park, who was beaten 1 ¼ lengths, is scheduled to re-engage with Dortmund in the Santa Anita Derby, according to trainer Clifford Sise, Jr.“He came out of the race great,” said Sise. “I talked to Marty (co-owner/breeder Martin Wygod) and he’s very happy with the way he ran. We feel like he’ll run all day and with the trip he had yesterday, we’ve got a pretty fresh horse this morning.”Ditto for lightly raced third-place finisher Bolo, who finished a half-length behind Prospect Park in his first start on dirt for trainer Carla Gaines.Although beaten for the first time, eighth-place finisher Ocho Ocho Ocho remains on target for the West Coast’s premier Kentucky Derby prep, according to trainer Jim Cassidy.“He’s a little cut up,” Cassidy said Sunday morning of the son of Street Sense, who was the $4.30-1 third choice in a field of 10 three-year-olds with Triple Crown aspirations. “Both front legs have some lacerations on them. He had a rough trip.“It happened from the gate and then at the first turn. Mike (Smith) said, ‘Just throw the race out. I never got a chance.’” Asked if maybe the Santa Anita Derby would be next, Cassidy said, “No maybe about it. If he’s breathing, he’s running.”Another still under consideration for the Santa Anita Derby is Firing Line, twice a tough-beat head loser to Dortmund. “We could run there or the Sunland Derby (March 22),” trainer Simon Callaghan said after Firing Line worked five furlongs Sunday in 1:00.80 with owner Arnold Zetcher on hand. “We haven’t made up our minds yet. I was very happy with the work.”Baffert, asked which horse is better, Eclipse Award champion 2-year-old male of 2014 American Pharoah or Dortmund:“That’s like asking which kid I love more. Come on. They’re two different kinds of horses. They’re really nice horses. We’ll find out if they hopefully make it the (Kentucky) Derby.” -30-
PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The A’s can’t get home soon enough.After it looked like they would win in 13 innings Sunday at PNC Park, the home team clawed back, and Pirates center fielder Starling Marte’s walkoff home run handed the A’s a 5-3 loss.Fernando Rodney served it up, spoiling what looked to be a terrific pitching performance by the A’s.As a result, the A’s wrapped up this road trip with just one win in nine games. It’s time to Partay!#RAISEIT pic.twitter.com/qRnjvzJOoM— Pirates …
This Labor Day Boxee users will celebrate an increase in their mainstream web video content. Boxee just announced a partnership with video platform company Brightcove. The deal will potentially usher major players like CBS, Sony Music and Discovery onto Boxee’s web television entertainment platform. The first publishers to take advantage of the new arrangement include Condé Nast Digital (publishers of Wired and Epicurious) and children’s programming site Qubo. Said Boxee CEO Avner Ronen, “Boxee’s partnership with Brightcove represents an important step as we bring well-known, established content owners onto our platform. The Brightcove platform also gives us a go-to provider for our content partners who are looking for robust content delivery options.” Related Posts Tags:#Digital Lifestyle#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… With today’s Brightcove partnership, Boxee can point major networks towards a solution that allows them to increase control over their web video content and advertising. Brightcove offers customers the option to automatically serve video ads or they can choose to utilize a turnkey solution for customized ad placement. Meanwhile Boxee offers content owners a chance to move web video to television audiences. If Brightcove clients like Fox, Showtime Networks and A&E Entertainment welcome Boxee integration, other providers can’t help but take notice. This is important given Boxee’s battle for Hulu integration. While Boxee users have always loved the Hulu app, Hulu’s content partners requested removal from the Boxee community in early February. Boxee was forced to respond with a workaround solution. The new deal further legitimizes Boxee as a distributor of mainstream content. For a complete list of Brightcove customers and potential Boxee content providers, visit the Brightcove customers page. dana oshiro 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Andray Blatche. Photo from Fiba.comShortly upon returning home Saturday, Chot Reyes and the rest of the Gilas Pilipinas coaching staff buckled down to work, dead set on identifying their flaws the night before to improve on a performance he described as a “six.”Reyes and his staff aren’t looking at Chinese Taipei yet, even with that game just two nights away, as they want to correct all the mistakes that came out in a scary 77-71 win over Japan in the first window of the Filipinos’ Fiba Asia 2019 World Cup Qualifying schedule in Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Petron blazes past Iriga City in Batangas Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion One thing going for the Filipinos in the 7:30 p.m. match slated Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao is that the Taiwanese will be coming off an ego-deflating loss at about the same time Gilas was pulling out the win over Japan.Chinese Taipei suffered a 104-66 ripping at the hands of world power Australia, a new inclusion in the region after Fiba merged Asia and Oceania for this qualifying schedule.Australia torched the Taiwanese with a 62 percent clip from the field and 48 percent from three-point range, with starting forward Daniel Kickert hitting 3-for-5 from that range to finish with 15 points in just over 17 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next “We’re still in the gym, viewing [Friday’s game’s] mistakes to correct them,” Reyes told the Inquirer via a text message. “After which, we talk of Taiwan.”The Filipinos bungled first half control over the Japanese at Komazawa Olympic gym and trailed in the third period before hammering out the win.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 shutoutThe Filipinos got the goods from Jason Castro and Andray Blatche in the stretch to survive, something Gilas cannot do against the Taiwanese, a team that has had more success of late against Gilas compared to Japan.Team Philippines hasn’t lost to Japan since 2004, while Taipei defeated Gilas in 2013 during the Fiba Asia World Cup qualifiers at Mall of Asia Arena. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments
Twitter/@ClemsonFBClemson, last year’s national runner-up, opened up its 2016 training camp yesterday. The Tigers are considered one of the favorites to win this year’s national championship after coming up just short in 2015.Besides a Heisman candidate at quarterback and an intimidating home field, Clemson is known for its social media presence. The program dropped a highlight video this afternoon recapping yesterday’s practice.Clemson aims to take the next step in 2016.Lace up. Strap in. Cross the line. #Clemson Football is here. Finish with no regrets. #ALLIN #BYOG pic.twitter.com/oxL4kEKCrC— Clemso Football (@ClemsonFB) August 4, 2016The Tigers open up their 2016 season at Auburn on Sept. 3. Kick-off is set for 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.To see what Auburn has been up to in its camp, click here.