LEO Limerick and Innovate Limerick looking for 20 local creatives and…

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostSXSW Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisement Twitter Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerickcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Previous articleUL Bohemians’ Lynne Cantwell appointed South Africa Women’s High Performance ManagerNext articleCorbett misses out as Dublin Dominate All Star Football team Meghann Scully Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LifestyleLimerickNewsLEO Limerick and Innovate Limerick looking for 20 local creatives and entrepreneurs to attend virtual SXSW in TexasBy Meghann Scully – February 19, 2021 358 Photo by Carlos Alfonso on Unsplash CALLING all local creatives, entrepreneurs and anyone ready to reimagine the future and what’s next for the worlds of technology, film, culture and music.Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick is joining forces with Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Limerick to send 10 local film and 10 local tech sector leaders to this year’s virtual SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Founded in 1987, South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries and an essential meeting place for global visionaries. The event exhibits and highlights the integrations and overlaps between the digital and creative industries and connects attendees with some of the world’s most innovative companies.This year the festival is holding a fully online event from 16-20 March, and we are looking for individuals to join Limerick’s virtual delegation.Delegates will have the opportunity to attend keynote and conference sessions, music showcases, film screenings and online exhibitions and be able to take part in a variety of networking events with creatives across interactive, film, and music industries.Key themes for this year’s events include Challenging Tech’s Path Forward (harnessing the tech industry’s power to be a positive actor), Cultural Resilience in the Arts (how creative communities evolve in times of crisis) and Transforming the Entertainment Landscape (metamorphoses in the music, film, television, sports, and gaming industries).This year’s event features an extensive mix of speakers including: Head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke; filmmakers James Cameron and Barry Jenkins; Director of NASA’s Jet propulsion Lab Dr. Michael Watkins and American politician and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Stacey Abrams.Alongside the main festival, a Creative Industries Exhibition digital expo will serve as the epicentre of business for this year’s SXSW experience. Top creative organisations, innovative industry leaders, small businesses, and emerging start-ups from all over the world will come together during the four-day event.As part of the opportunity to join the Limerick Delegation, Film in Limerick and Local Enterprise Office Limerick will hold a warm-up online event for the delegation to help you plan and make the most out of the experience.Staff from the SXSW team will be on hand to help you understand and make the most of the platform and there will be a chance to network with the other delegates.Mike Cantwell, Head of Enterprise LEO Limerick and Innovate Limerick said “Any SME wanting to explore new opportunities should apply to participate in the Limerick delegation to find out about the latest in technology and innovation. Technology groups can network and attend the Innovation awards to examine collaboration and export opportunities; film groups will represent our growing mid-west filming sector. The virtual event is an opportunity to participate on a world stage.”Paul C. Ryan, Regional Film Manager at Film in Limerick, said, “South by South West is probably the most exciting and innovative film event anywhere in the world right now. It’s the heart and soul of independent filmmaking and it has helped launch the careers of many successful independents including; Lena Dunham, Joe Swanberg and the Duplass Brothers.”“Its crossover with the technology sector and its eye on the future is where SXSW really shines and it’s an essential event on the calendar for current and emerging film and tech professionals.”Paul Ryan, Director at WP Engine, the global leading WordPress Digital Experience Platform, an Austin company with a base in Limerick said, “SXSW is one of the best known conferences in the US celebrating the convergence of the interactive, film, technology and music industries. Over the years, the event has hosted a broad spectrum of high profile speakers from astronauts to musicians, including WP Engine’s Chairwoman and CEO Heather Brunner.”“In 2021 SXSW goes virtual, where it will draw thousands of fans, technologists, musicians, filmmakers, press, and industry leaders from around the world to immerse themselves in the incredible content, discussion, films, music and thought leadership that has become SXSW’s trademark.”To apply to join the delegation, simply visit the Local Enterprise Office Limerick website here.Deadline to apply is Friday 26 February 2021 at 12noon. Printlast_img read more

Motorist ‘on way to gym’ in Letterkenny tests positive for cannabis

first_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp A motorist has tested positive for cannabis after being stopped by the Roads Policing Unit in Letterkenny.Gardai say the driver appeared to divert from a checkpoint set up in the town in the early afternoon and upon following the motorist to the gym, a road side drugs test was carried out and the driver found to test positive for cannabis.Gardaí say they wish to remind all drivers to be safe on the roads at all times, drink and that drug driving is not just a night time issue. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Motorist ‘on way to gym’ in Letterkenny tests positive for cannabis Previous articleMoville meeting to discuss MCC extension delayNext articleBreaking: Bus route confirmed for Termon/Kilmacrennan school children News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – May 20, 2019 Pinterest Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Family protests Police killing of Leopold Street man

first_imgResidents of Leopold Street, Georgetown this morning took to the street burning objects, protesting the shooting to death of a fellow resident, allegedly by the Police.Odinga Williams, 35, a father of one, was allegedly killed in the wee hours of this morning as Police were responding to reports of a robbery.KILLED: Odinga WilliamsAccording to information, at about 01:40h Police received a report of robbery in the vicinity of the Stabroek Market and as Officers were responding they noticed two men heading into Leopold Street on a bicycle.A chase ensued and Police eventually caught up with Williams on Norton Street where he whipped out a firearm and fired at the Officers. As a result, Police returned fire hitting the now dead man in the abdomen and chest.The killing incensed residents who claimed that Williams was an innocent party that was set up by the Police. They took to the street demanding justice and lighting objects blocking access to the road.Williams recently returned to Guyana from Cayenne, French Guiana – where he was living.Investigations are still ongoing.last_img read more

BOUNCER ARRESTED TWICE ON SAME NIGHT AFTER ROWS OUTSIDE SAME HOUSE

first_imgA part-time bouncer has apologised after being arrested twice on the same night after two rows outside the same house.Letterkenny District Court heard how gardai were called to a house in Meetinghouse Street in Raphoe at 3.40am on April 26 this year.Gardai found Dale Hyndman, a 28-year-old father of two causing a disturbance outside a house there. He was drunk and had ripped the number plates off two cars parked outside, said Inspector Goretti Sheridan.Hyndman was arrested, taken into custody and released an hour later.The incident, said the inspector, related to a falling out with Aidan Gallagher, the father of Amy Gallagher.Hyndman, she said, felt Aidan Gallagher had interfered in a dispute which had already been settled.At 5am gardai were called to the house again.This time Hyndman was kicking in the front door and had thrown a brick at it and he was arrested again.The court heard that Hyndman had since paid for new number plates for the cars and for the €400 damage caused to the door.The incident, said defence solicitor Donagh Cleary, related to a falling out with Aidan Gallagher, the father of Amy Gallagher.“An issue had arisen and Mr Hyndman felt Mr Gallagher had caused a problem which had already been resolved,” said Mr Cleary.He said his client apologised for the incident as he had been intoxicated on the night in question.He had since moved to Newtowncunningham and he had no previous convictions.Judge Paul Kelly said he would give Hyndman a chance as it was his first time before the court and had paid compensation.He ordered Hyndman to pay €150 to a youth charity in Raphoe.BOUNCER ARRESTED TWICE ON SAME NIGHT AFTER ROWS OUTSIDE SAME HOUSE was last modified: September 30th, 2015 by John2Share 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:arrestdonegalLetterkenny CourtRaphoelast_img read more

49ers 2019 schedule: Game-by-game scouting report

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Here is how this season’s 49ers schedule looks:All dates are Sundays, unless otherwise notedSept. 8, 1:25 p.m. (PT) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: This trip can’t go much worse than last November’s 27-9 debacle, preceded by Marquise Goodwin’s absence for a family emergency and Reuben Foster’s release after a domestic-violence arrest. Then again, things did go worse last time the 49ers opened in Tampa — 1997, Jerry Rice torn ACL, Steve Young concussion, 13-6 loss in Steve Mariucci’s …last_img

The Bethal Trial Story

first_imgThe story of the Bethal trial will soon bewidely available in all libraries across thecountry.(Image:David Krut Publishing) Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane(third from left) accepting the Bethal TrialStory, from Mike Matsobane.The book now part of the province’sPolitical Heritage Collection. Living to tell the tale: from Left, RodneyTsoletsane, Biza Matsobane, LawrenceNtlokoa, Templeton “Pops” Mageza, andMike Matsobane are reunited at the launchof the book.(Images: Khanyi Magubane)Khanyi MagubaneA newly released book details the harrowing experiences of activists charged with treason during the Bethal trial, which was held in complete secrecy from 1978 to 1979 and reportedly became South Africa’s longest political trial.The Bethal Trial Story: Where do we begin… follows the young student activists of Mosupatsela High School in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg, and the role they played in the June 1976 uprisings.The publication has officially been adopted as part of the Gauteng provincial government’s Political Heritage Collection.The collection was launched in 2002, and includes books, videos and tapes written and produced by political leaders, and those who documented the political tensions and struggles in South Africa during apartheid.Most of the material included in the collection was written during the apartheid regime and banned that government.It was therefore inaccessible to the public at the time.The collection was inspired by a need for South African libraries to transform their book and historical periodicals, to accurately represent the country’s diverse political history.Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane and Member of the Executive Council for Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture Nelisiwe Mbatha-Mthimkulu attended the 23 July launch.Both hailed the book as a crucial part of South African history.“The value and significance of documenting our life-changing experiences cannot be overstated.“The stories that shaped our course of history must be narrated and preserved in various forms, so that generations that follow can insight about how this nation was mold,” said Mokonyane in her speech.Born and raised in Krugersdorp, Mokonyane said the book has affected her personally, as it reminded her of her journey in politics.“As an activist whose home and primary constituency has always in Mogale City (The new name for Krugersdorp), I am fully aware of the history detailed in this book.“The school itself [Mosupatsela High School] is my beloved alma mater.”Mbatha-Mthimkhulu highlighted the importance of supporting initiatives that sought to tell the South African story.“The reason why we deem it fit to support the launches of books to celebrate our heritage is because they play such an important role in shaping perceptions of who we are as people in the eyes of humanity.“Without this sense of identity, we are nothing as people,” she said.South Africa’s famous political legal battle, the Rivonia Trial, took place at the Pretoria Supreme Court on 20 April 1964.Former president Nelson Mandela was accused number one due to his passionate opposition to segregation in South Africa.On 11 June 1964, at the conclusion of the trial, Mandela and seven others – Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Raymond Mhlaba, Elias Motsoaledi, Andrew Mlangeni, Ahmed Kathrada and Denis Goldberg – were convicted. Mandela was found guilty on four charges of sabotage and like the others was sentenced to life imprisonment.Brave students take to streetsThe book traces the rise of five school representative council students and activists, Templeton Mageza; Themba Raymond Hlatshwayo; Rodney Tsholetsane; Molathegi Thlale and Lawrence Ntlokoa. The five were recruited to join the liberation movement by Mike Matsobane, a popular activist at the time.Armed with a new political awakening and influenced by the writings of Steve Biko, leader of the Black Consciousness Movement, the students encouraged and mobilised their fellow pupils to rebel against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in non-white schools.The students became the target of the apartheid government’s security police and were often threatened and intimidated.Because Kagiso, the township of Krugersdorp, was a small community during the 1970s, the security officers also knew the families of the “troublemakers” and threatened them with arrests and detentions.Not to be deterred, on 17 June, a day after the famous 16 June uprisings, students in Krugersdorp also took to the streets, resulting in a violent clash between students and the police force.In the aftermath of the student protests, Hlatshwayo, Thlale, Tsholestane, along with Mike Matsobane, were arrested and detained until January 1977.During this time, the students and Matsobane reportedly endured severe torture from state police, which they testified to during their trial.In the months following their release, an extensive charge sheet was compiled against the students and eight other defendants who were all grouped together to form part of the trial.A trial of secrecy and betrayalThe trial took place in Bethal, then falling under the Eastern Transvaal region, now known as Mpumalanga.Charges against the 12 focused on the contravention of the old Terrorism Act of 1967.The defendants were from different parts of the country and had been involved in different, what was deemed ‘terrorist activities”, by the apartheid government.A big blow to the defendants was the appointment of Judge D J Curlewis, who was widely known as a racist Nationalist.“Curlewis has always had a dubious reputation for heavy-handedness and his adverse comments in … political trials he p5resided over are the stuff of legend. His handling of the Bethal trial was arguable the most controversial performance of any by the select group of apartheid judges.”Most worrying to the accused was Curlewis’s reputation of handing down death sentences to those who had previously faced similar charges.Curlewis ordered that the trial be held in-camera, and banned the public and the press from covering it.During the 18-month trial, 168 state witnesses were brought to testify against the students. These included members of the same communities the defendants were from, who were forced by the state to testify.In the book, one of the defendants and authors of the book Rodney Tsholestane, recalls the betrayal they felt when close community members testifying against them.One of these was a Mr Sejanamane, who was a local primary school principal in their home town of Kagiso.“Actually, he was also our neighbour at home. He backed up this false allegation that I had been training people [to rebel against the state]. He said I did it. He was under duress to say this, of course, but there was a pay-off for him.“That same school principal gave false witness against many people, but I would say it was the worst against me because he was a friend of my father.”According to the book, some of the techniques used by the police to recruit informants or cooperatives included accommodation at “nice” police stations, cars and pocket money.At the end of the trial, the Kagiso group, made up of the student activists from Krugersdorp, were found guilty and served their respective sentences at various prisons across the country.Shedding light on the Bethal trialNow, 31 years after the traumatic experience of standing trial as students, the authors felt it necessary to tell their story.The process of writing involved extensive research at the Historical Papers Archives Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand.According to Templeton Mageza, popularly known as “Pops” the hours spent at the library were like travelling back in time.“We would spend hours and hours reading the available material. When it was time for the Unit to close, it was like they could keep it open for another hour.“We’ve written this book to remove the veil of secrecy. No family members were allowed to support us, no community members were allowed inside, and the media was also banned from telling our story. Most of the time, we felt alone.”Biza Matsobane, a fellow student activist at the time in Krugersdorp, said the book is long overdue.“We, as a people from the West Rand, have failed to document our political history, and that is the biggest betrayal to any people.“We don’t pretend to have given a comprehensive account of our history, but at least we found a place to begin,” said Matsobane.Useful linksGauteng government Department of Recreation, Sports, Arts and Culture The Bethal trial storylast_img read more

Opera CEO Claims Unite is Secure, But That’s Not Its Real Problem

first_imgIn a recent interview with Network World, Opera CEO, Jon von Tetzchner, defends the company’s upcoming web browser (Opera 10)’s  “Unite” feature – the new technology that turns your browser into a web server. He said that Unite’s decentralized nature makes it more difficult for hackers to break into computer systems – not easier. That claim is probably meant to fight back against some people’s initial concerns that hosting files on their own PC will leave them open to attack. However, simply addressing security issues is somewhat missing the point about the real trouble with Unite: it’s not solving a problem we actually have. Opera Unite: Just as Secure as Anything Else, We PromiseAccording to the interview, Tetzchner addresses the concerns of those in the security community who fear this technology that aims to put a web server on every PC. He says, “when you’re hacking a single system, if you have everything that belongs to everyone in one location, you only need to break in once. If you have it in different computers it’s a little more complicated. If you get into one Web server and everyone’s data is in there, that’s easier than getting into a million computers.” While Opera and the tech community continue to debatethe technology’s security or lack thereof, the rest of the tech early adopters have simply moved on. Outside of the Opera fanatics (we know who you are!), most of us either skimmed the news briefly or, at the most, may have downloaded the alpha and played with it for a bit. But did the lot of us switch browsers and start sharing files? No.Why is that? Shouldn’t this be just the sort of thing that has techies all a’twitter? What’s going on?Where’s the Geek Love? When Opera revealed the mysterious (and perhaps overly-hyped) Unite, they probably didn’t get the response they expected. After numerous emails and teases about a new technology that was going to “reinvent the web,” for the most part, the community response was “huh?” Oh sure, Opera fanboys and girls got it right away as did web developers and other geekier-than-thou folks, but even within the tech community itself, therewasconfusion…and a bit of “bah humbug” too.We remember reading through various blog comments where users dismissed Unite as nothing more special than a browser with P2P plugins – a statement that’s only true to a point. While the technology enables P2P between browsers, it does so via a proxy server in the middle at operaunite.com. That middle service could easily be a single point of failure for the Unite infrastructure. Opera Unite’s proxy goes down, you go down. Sure, that might not be any different than the cloud services we rely on now: Gmail, Flickr, Facebook, YouTube, etc. However, even if one of those was to crash-and-burn, it wouldn’t take our whole web of services down with it. But Unite wants to replace just about every cloud app you use today with its own apps for file sharing, social note-posting, chat, photo sharing, and media playing…and that’s not to mention how Unite wants to let you host your own web server, too. In other words, Opera wants to (partially) move the cloud back off the the web to your PC. They even go so far as to claim that their single point of failure is an improvement on what we do today: “We place our trust in these third parties, and we hope for the best, but as long as our own computers are not first class citizens on the Web, we are merely tenants, and hosting companies are the landlords of the Internet,” writes product analyst Lawrence Eng.Thanks, but we’ll take our numerous cloud apps over the Unite+PC combo any day.What Problem Does Unite Solve?When we started moving from desktop to web, initially testing the waters with email services, later moving to photo and video sharing services, and finally to social networking sites like Facebook that let us communicate and share media, the solutions being implemented were solving real challenges. Setting up desktop email was hard for non-techies (what’s my email server’s address? what’s SMTP?). There were mailbox storage limits and attachment size limits. Letting grandma and grandpa see our digital photos wasn’t easy. Getting in touch and staying in touch with our wide network of friends was downright impossible. But then these web applications came along and made it possible for everyone to use technology. They were simple, straightforward, and fun. And soon a Web revolution was underway. A real one, that is.What problem does Opera Unite solve that could kick off the next revolution of the web? Are we having trouble with cloud services? Are we concerned that they’re so insecure that moving everything via P2P through Opera is somehow better? Is Unite easier than Facebook? Than flickr? Heck, than email? No. It’s not easier for us techies by any means (especially since its tied to one browser) and it’s not even close to being easy for the “regular folks” of the online world…you know, the ones who don’t even know what a browser isSo security concerns aside, what is Unite doing for us that we can’t get elsewhere? Anyone? If you think we’re missing the point, chime in below. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market sarah perez Related Posts center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Browsers#Trends#web#Web 2.0 A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Premiere Pro CS Next – Changes to the Timeline Panel

first_imgPremiere Pro is getting updated!  In this post we’re look at some of the improvements to the Timeline Panel in Premiere Pro CS Next, so you can get a running start when the updates roll out!Every new version of Premiere Pro includes cool new tools and can often encourage us to try new ways of working. Among the updates to the next version of Premiere (dubbed “CS Next”) is an updated Timeline Panel. Here’s what you need to know about it!Updated Timeline PanelPerhaps the first thing you notice is that the track headers are different to previous versions of Premiere Pro. They have been simplified and are now editable! If you right-click on a video track header you get the normal options from previous versions to add and delete tracks, but you also get a new ‘customize’ option at the bottom. If you click on that option you get the new Button Editor:New Customize Video Track Header ‘Button Editor’To remove a button from the track header, simply drag it out to the ‘Button Editor’ box.  Similarly, to add a button back in drag it from the ‘Button Editor’ to the track header. You can even rearrange the order of the buttons while in this mode!  Any changes you make to one header will affect all the headers of the same (video or audio) type.For example, here are the video track headers with ‘Sync Lock’ removed.Sync Lock Removed From Track HeaderAudio Track Header Button Editor with Audio Meter Being AddedAudio Track Header After Audio Meter AddedAnother really nice feature about the track header is that they can be expanded or closed by holding your mouse over the header you want to expand/close and scrolling your mouse wheel.Scrolling Track HeadersHowever, some people don’t like using the mouse for this kind of thing and so a great new series of keyboard short-cuts have been added to open and close tracks.Note: When I type ‘=’ and ‘–‘ these are to the right of the 0 key on the main keyboard and are sometimes called the plus and minus keys.Open all tracks:Shift and = (opens all tracks)Close all tracks:Shift and – (closes all tracks)Expand all VIDEO tracks as you push and hold the = key:CNTRL (PC) or CMD (Mac) and = Close all VIDEO tracks as you push and hold the – key:CNTRL (PC) or CMD (Mac) and – Expand all AUDIO tracks as you push and hold the = key:ALT and = Close all AUDIO tracks as you push and hold the – key:ALT and – Other changes have been made to the Panel Menu for the timeline panel.Panel Menu for the Timeline PanelNotice that there is now something called ‘Rectified Audio Waveform’. This is another way of viewing the audio waveform.  It is like cutting the waveform in half along its length and only looking at the top part. However, you can get back to the older view by turning this option off in the PANEL MENU if you want. Having worked with this view for a while now I actually find it easier to work with – but it does take a little getting use to.Rectified Audio Waveform – Now DefaultStandard Audio Waveform by Turning this Option OffNotice also that the THUMBNAIL views for a track have been moved from the track header to the Panel Menu.Other functions removed from the header are now found under a new ‘Spanner’ icon in the timeline which also gives us some other valuable new functions (you may notice the options that says ‘Show Duplicate Frame Markers’ and ‘Show Through Edits’).Spanner Icon MenuIn addition to this, you can also change the START TIME for a sequence from the Panel Menu. By choosing this option you can, for example, choose for the timing of your sequence to start at 10 seconds rather than the default 0 seconds.  This can be very useful for organizing your work-flow.Another big change for those who are used to working with the Work Area Bar is that it is now OFF by default – although can be turned on again from the Panel Menu.Work Area Bar OFF by DefaultWork Area Bar Turned On AgainThe idea of turning the work area bar off by default is to encourage us to use In points and Out points in the Premiere Pro timeline as a quicker workflow for selecting items.In and Out Points in the TimelineIn and out points are created with the ‘I’ and ‘O’ keys with the timeline panel selected and are valuable for working with the lift and extract functions. These have options and are cleared with a right click option in the ruler area at the top of the panel.The other new button to point out in the Timeline is the insert and overwrite sequences as nest:Insert and Overwrite Sequences as Nest or Individual ClipsBasically, this button enables us to insert clips from nested sequences as the original clips ‘unnested’ – which is a feature a lot of people have been asking for for a long time!Well, that should whet your appetite a little more for the next version of Première Pro and get you started extra fast when it arrives!last_img read more

Resurgent Jaish poses new challenge to security apparatus

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Ellington finally gets his All-Star 3-point contest call

first_imgHe has become a true 3-point specialist, one who arrives early on practice days and stays late and has blown the Heat away with his work ethic.“He’s a supremely conditioned athlete in the National Basketball Association,” Spoelstra said. “He’s the top tier. … Wayne plays his games now, catch-and-shoot style, in the red zone all game long. That’s just a testament to the work he’s put into his body.”Ellington has become one of Miami’s most important players.That means the Heat will have some things to decide this summer.Ellington is a journeyman who doesn’t want to be on more journeys. He’s been traded four times and joined four teams as a free agent, moving to a new NBA city on almost an annual basis. And he’ll be a free agent again in July — but has made no secret of the fact that, if he got a vote, would prefer to stay in Miami for the long haul. He’s getting married this summer, he and his fiancée recently had their first child, and Miami feels like home.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Blatter hints at new evidence to challenge 6-year FIFA ban Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH And it got Ellington to All-Star weekend.Ellington is one of the eight players picked to compete in the 3-point contest on All-Star Saturday Night, set for Feb. 18 in Los Angeles. Ellington has already set a career-high with 153 3-pointers this season, with nearly half the season still to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I wouldn’t have been mad or upset if I didn’t get the call,” Ellington said. “But it felt great to get it, for sure. I’ve put a lot of work in and it’s always been one of my individual goals.”Here’s how important Ellington’s shooting from long range has been for Miami: The Heat are 0-7 when he doesn’t make a 3-pointer, and 29-15 when he makes one or more. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has given Ellington the ultimate green light — in his parts of two seasons with Miami, 77 percent of Ellington’s field-goal attempts have come from beyond the arc. LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum “I think everybody knows that,” Ellington said. “I don’t hide it. I come in every day and I feel like I show it. This is where I want to be at the end of the day. Since I came to Miami, life’s been amazing for me. I’ve got my son, I’ve got my fiancee and my basketball life has done a complete 180. I feel so grateful just for the opportunity, and I’m so appreciative.”The uncertainty about his future hasn’t seemed to bother him.Ellington is averaging career-highs in points (11.2) and minutes (26.2) per game. And put simply, when he’s involved, the Heat win. In the 24 games where Ellington has scored more than 10 points, the Heat are 18-6.“Every year’s a contract year for me, pretty much,” Ellington said. “So I’ve learned to just play basketball. You can’t think about down the road or what’s going to happen next. You’ve just got to think about what’s going on right now. That’s really what I’ve been trying to do throughout my career. I’ve been on a lot of one-year deals and when you have to play like that, you kind of get accustomed to it.” Wayne Ellington of Miami Heat releases a shot in the second quarter during their game at Barclays Center on January 19, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFPMIAMI — Wayne Ellington’s primary role with the Miami Heat is clear: He’s supposed to attempt a 3-pointer whenever possible.That’s a winning formula for the Heat.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more