Spurs overcome slow start to beat Pistons; Popovich ties Sloan on NBA’s career wins

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES “Just mental errors, mental errors defensively, and gave them some easy buckets,” San Antonio guard Bryn Forbes said. “I don’t know if it was to slow the run, but kind of get our head on right — kind of slow their pace there.”The Spurs responded well after those early problems, taking the lead by halftime and cruising to a 119-107 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night. DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, and Popovich moved another step higher on the NBA’s career wins list.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPopovich now has 1,221 victories. He’s tied with Jerry Sloan for third place, trailing only Don Nelson and Lenny Wilkens.“I thought after the first quarter, we competed well, we were sharper and we executed better,” Popovich said. “We had a poor first quarter, but I thought we pulled it together and focused pretty well after that.” MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT  — San Antonio was already down eight points when the Spurs took a timeout around the midway point of the first quarter.Then, after a turnover led to a Detroit dunk, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called another timeout, just 14 seconds after the first.ADVERTISEMENT Popovich said Gay would likely miss the next two games as well.TIP-INSSpurs: San Antonio came in averaging 12.3 turnovers per game, the lowest mark in the league. The Spurs had only nine against Detroit. … DeRozan also had nine assists and seven rebounds. … San Antonio went 26 of 32 on free throws, while Detroit was 14 of 17. … The Spurs remained percentage points behind Houston for the top spot in the Southwest Division.Pistons: Detroit was without backup C Zaza Pachulia (right lower leg contusion).ANOTHER LISTIt was the 518th road victory for Popovich, breaking a tie with Nelson for second on that career list. He’s now two behind leader Pat Riley.LENGTHY STRETCHDrummond played the entire first quarter, plus the first 4:56 of the second. That didn’t prevent San Antonio’s big run.In addition to Pachulia, the Pistons are also without backup point guard Ish Smith (right adductor tear).“Zaza and Ish are definitely missed, and I’m still trying to get adjusted to being out there with the second group,” Drummond said. “I’ve watched a lot of film of what they do, but I’m still working to find the best ways to get them involved and help them get into the best positions to score.” The Spurs trailed 19-9 after the second of those two timeouts, but they appeared to get the message. A 23-2 run spanning parts of the first and second quarters put the Spurs up 45-33.It was relatively smooth sailing from there for San Antonio, which led 59-51 at halftime and 84-73 after three quarters.LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points for the Spurs. Blake Griffin scored 34 for Detroit, and Andre Drummond added 19 points and 14 rebounds.“Everyone talked about the regime ending in San Antonio, but they still have two Hall of Fame players in LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan and they are obviously a well-coached team,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. “I thought we got off to a great start, but their second unit came in and speeded things up. We didn’t match it. We have to be able to pump the gas at the start of the second quarter.”San Antonio was without forward Rudy Gay, out with a sprained left wrist, but the Spurs still won a season-high fifth straight game. Detroit has lost seven of nine.ADVERTISEMENT UP NEXTSpurs: Visit Memphis on Wednesday night.Pistons: Visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

PLSFC Women’s Team Partners with Cypher Language Services

first_imgPhiladelphia Lone Star FC Women’s team prepare for a match.Philadelphia Lone Star Football Club have announced a first-ever jersey sponsorship deal for the women’s team with Cypher Language Services as Platinum Sponsor.According to a release from the club, Cypher Language Services will feature prominently on the front of Philadelphia Lone Star Women’s new home and away jerseys in their inaugural WPSL season.“We are thankful to Cypher Language Services for not only sponsoring our men’s first team, but also jumping onboard to support our women’s team,” said Philadelphia Lone Star Football Club President and Executive Director Paul Konneh. “Cypher Language Services has a great history of supporting local soccer and as we continue to expand our brand we are excited to have a local company that believes in what we are doing within our community.”Cypher Language Services, according to the club, has been a strong supporter of the club for the past two years. Last season, the company became the first-ever sponsor of the club’s Under-23 team during their inaugural season in the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL). Late last year, Cypher Language Services signed a multi-year partnership agreement as Platinum Sponsor of the First Team until the end of the 2020 season..“Cypher Language Services is very excited to expand our continued sponsorship of the Philadelphia Lone Star Football Club (PLSFC) to its new women’s team,” said Juan Lara and Paul Rossert, co-owners of Cypher Language Services. “When we found out that the club would be launching a new women’s team, we saw this as a natural progression of our continued commitment to help soccer grow in the Philadelphia area. We wish the team all the best in their inaugural season in the WPSL and we look forward to watching some exciting soccer on the pitch!”For his part, women’s team head coach, Charlie Flowe, said: “I speak for all of us from the women’s team and we are truly thankful to Cypher Language Services for being our first-ever title sponsor. Our club was founded by West African immigrants and our women’s team roster has players from all over the world so it’s only fitting to partner with an immigrant-owned language service provider based in Philadelphia, PA. Cypher’s support of our women’s team shows us how much they care about equality and growth of the women’s game.”In addition to having their logo placed on the kits of the women’s team, Cypher Language Services will also have a banner with their logo displayed at the South Philadelphia Super Site during all home games and will feature as presenting sponsor of post-match highlights and game recaps.Philadelphia Lone Star FC Women will debut their away kit on Friday, May 31 when they travel to Maryland to face OPSA Magic in the season opener at 7:30 p.m. at the Centennial High School Stadium in Ellicott City, Maryland. The home kit will be introduced on Saturday, June 8 when the women’s team hosts CAFC Osprey at 5:p.m. at the South Philadelphia Super Site in Philadelphia, PA.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sisters Village gets ICT hub

first_imgThe first Information and Communication Technology (ICT) hub for 2018 was officially launched on last week, in Sisters Village on the East Bank of Berbice (EBB).The ICT hub’s establishment was made possible through a partnership between the Ministry of Public Telecommunication (MoPT), the National Data Management Authority (NDMA), and the Guyana Police Force (GPF).Cutting of the ribbon: Director Phillip Walcott assists two young members of Sister Village to officially launch the ICT hub. Looking on is Commander of ‘B’ Division Lyndon AlvesAddressing residents, Director of Community Development and Social Management, of the NDMA, Phillip Walcott said the Government is working to introduce more services online. Soon, residents of Sisters Village will be able to apply for birth vertificates, passports, make land registry queries and access other services online. Walcott urged villagers to share their knowledge with others who are willing to learn, “so no one gets left behind as the country moves into the digital age”.Also expressing his satisfaction with the establishment of the ICT hub was Commander of ‘B’ Division, Linden Alves. The Commander noted that the community will now be able to benefit from the internet service. He also expressed appreciation to the MoPT, on behalf of the Guyana Police Force, and made a commitment that the GPF is prepared to collaborate to establish hubs in other communities.In August 2016, a survey was conducted in the village by Regional Staff of the National Data Management Authority (NDMA) to determine the youth population, the number of micro, small, and medium enterprises; safe spaces within the community and the cost of assessing internet service, among other factors.Commander of ‘B’ Division Lyndon Alves and Director of Community Development and Social Management, NDMA, Phillip Walcott.Following a thorough assessment, it was discovered that the Sisters Community Centre was inhabitable as a result of vandalism.  However, through Community networking, the decision was made to approach the GPF to assist with providing a safe space within the Sisters Police Station to facilitate the ICT hub. Commander Alves readily agreed to the idea.The Sisters Police Station has a youth group of over 70 youths between the ages of seven and eighteen. These youths are involved in skills building activities such as arts and craft which they proudly displayed at the launching ceremony.This hub takes the total to 17 established in Region Six , with a further 18 more slated to be operational by December 2018.last_img read more

Floyd quickly lifts USC

first_imgFloyd took over a team at rock bottom. The Trojans were returning four players from a last-place team in the Pacific-10 Conference. After two years under Floyd’s influence, the Trojans enter the Pac-10 Tournament today at Staples Center as the third seed, their highest placement in the tournament’s 10-year history. USC’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament in five years is likely. Stewart, Nick Young and Gabe Pruitt – talented players who seemed lost under the previous coaching staff of Henry Bibby and, for a few months, Jim Saia – quickly rallied around the new leadership. “It was like we made it through a hurricane and when he walked in it was sunlight,” Stewart said of Floyd. “It was a new beginning for us.” Like Carroll, Floyd appears to be a better fit in college than in the pros – and not simply because of his win-loss record (93-235) in 31/2 seasons with Chicago and one in New Orleans. Tim Floyd attended most USC football home games last season, slipping in anonymously and watching the action like any other school employee. In a few more years, maybe he’ll trot into the Coliseum like a movie star, an entourage of the nation’s top recruits at his side, and receive the largest ovation of the day from 90,000 fans when shown on the big screen. That’s the treatment Pete Carroll receives at Galen Center, and Floyd is drawing comparisons to the celebrity coach in the way he has turned around the USC basketball program in two seasons. “The best thing to happen for me and this team was coach Floyd, him coming here,” senior Lodrick Stewart said. “He’s brought new life to us.” center_img “Guys here are aspiring to be something, either in the NBA or in the real world,” Floyd said. “As a result, it’s easier to capture their listening at this level. I realized the impact I could have here is far greater, and the whole notion of putting together a team that fit your style of play attracted me.” In some ways, Floyd isn’t much different than Bibby, currently an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers. Both are hard-line coaches who want everything done their way and run a demanding practice. Floyd punishes players for missing so much as a tutoring session and forces players to run laps across the court for the mistake of one teammate while the offender watches. But while Bibby’s tactics alienated many players, Floyd’s are embraced. With his good-old-boy Southern charm, Floyd knows how to mix a stern hand with a velvet touch. Floyd’s office door is always open to meet with players about any of life’s issues, not just basketball. Though the players immediately took to Floyd, improving from 12-17 to a respectable 17-13 and a sixth-place finish in the conference last year, it was in the offseason that the players became a family, with Floyd assuming the role of father figure. The shooting death of point guard Ryan Francis in May was a shock to all the players, especially his former roommate, Young. “A dad doesn’t normally cry,” Young said. “He tries to be the brave one, the one who keeps his head up and looks out for the kids. So he looked out for us, he was there for us, he told us to keep our heads up. He didn’t show much emotion, but you could tell he was hurt.” Floyd, much more at ease in relating with people and the media than was Bibby, handled the death of Francis well publicly. He got the university to pay for Francis’ funeral, then flew Francis’ mother Paulette from Louisiana to attend a ceremony honoring Francis in the first game at the new Galen Center. Stewart has gone through a lot this season, with the death of his great-grandfather and the news that his mother had been hospitalized back in Mississippi for a nervous breakdown. He has no family members in Los Angeles for support, so he turned to Floyd. “He’s helped me get through it, calling me and checking up on me, making sure everything is all right, making sure I’m going to class,” Stewart said. “He’s just a great person to have around, and not only as a coach. We’ll have a relationship way after basketball.” On the court, Floyd instilled a defensive mindset into a team that used to think defense meant an occasional gamble for a steal. The Trojans allowed 78.3 points per game the season before Floyd’s arrival, 67.1 points last season and are currently holding teams to 64.1 per game. He took a USC team in disarray and turned it into an NCAA Tournament team in two years. The future looks even brighter. With a new arena to attract recruits, Floyd locked up the top prospect in the country for next season in O.J. Mayo and has another top-10 player, point guard Brandon Jennings, scheduled to come in the following year. “I feel like I have the best basketball job in the country,” Floyd said. “I know we haven’t had the level of success as some of these major programs. But why wouldn’t it happen here in Los Angeles, with this city, the talent in the area and now this facility?” Sound familiar? Carroll also is a defensive-minded coach and great recruiter. He took a team coming off a last-place season, made it respectable in his first year and took it to a major bowl in his second. The Trojans won the national championship his next two seasons, and Carroll became a Southern California icon. “We’re on the rise, especially with the guys coming in,” Pruitt said. “It’s only a matter of time before (Floyd) brings this team to that type of level. He’s on the way to getting that sort of attention and appreciation around campus and at games outside of basketball.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

QPR fans want Holloway to axe his ‘star player’ for Brighton game

first_imgQPR fans on Twitter want Tjaronn Chery to be dropped for next week’s game at Brighton.The Dutch midfielder has four goals and three assists in the Championship this season, but has struggled in recent weeks, with boss Ian Holloway suggesting Chery is feeling the pressure of being Rangers’ “star player”.But after his indifferent display against Aston Villa, some supporters think Chery needs to be left out for the trip to the Amex on 27 January.Chery has to be dropped.— J. (@HoiIett) December 18, 2016Now leave Chery out and work out how to play not based around him. It might work, can’t be any worse.— Linda Fitzgerald (@Hoops9Linda) December 18, 2016Have to stop this over reliance on Chery too. He’s a very good player but he’s not the talisman in a way Taarabt or Austin was. #QPR— Ash Rose (@AshroseUK) December 18, 2016MISSING: Tjarron Chery. Not seen since last season. Any information welcome.— Steve Croudace (@57EV3) December 18, 2016The one #QPR player getting away with murder is Chery. Instrumental at the start of the season, but has gone missing over the past months…— Paul Nasr (@SkyPaulNasr) December 18, 2016Taarabt could only play under Warnock. It seems like Chery can only play under JFH #QPR #QPRFC— Ash (@_Ash_94_) December 19, 2016When will people realise that chery is so over rated— James ⚽️ (@qprjamesqpr) December 18, 2016But were the occasional tweets of support for Chery, such as this one…Don’t get the Chery abuse. The guy works his backside off, he tries things. Give the man a break. He’s having a stinker but not shying away.— Nick Friend (@NickFriend1) December 18, 2016   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Job Opportunity: Ohio State Fair Intern

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentThe Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) is seeking three individuals to serve as interns for the Ohio State Fair Land and Living Exhibit in 2019. The interns will assist OFBF in hiring and providing direction (with OFBF staff assistance) to State Fair ambassadors. All interns will be responsible for planning, executing and staffing the exhibit at the Ohio State Fair. This program provides the opportunity to interact with many leaders in Ohio agriculture and Ohio government.Intern ResponsibilitiesIn cooperation with the other interns:● Assist OFBF staff with Land and Living exhibit design and implementation. Work in conjunction with exhibit partners, contractors and Ohio Exposition Commission staff on the development of exhibit budget, educational components, construction timeline, and actual exhibit design. ● Coordinate construction efforts with Ohio Exposition Center staff and contractors. Assignments of specific responsibilities will be assigned to team members. ● Coordinate staffing of Land and Living during the Ohio State Fair. Staffing includes OFBF staff, allied industry groups, and volunteers. Includes scheduling and training of staff and the development of a daily procedure manual. ● Coordinate media relations with OFBF and Ohio Expositions Center staff. In conjunction with the OFBF Communications Department, develop media packets. Develop plan to leverage the educational components of Land and Living via media contacts and placement. ● Assist OFBF staff in development and implementation of a youth agriculture education program designed to complement the Land and Living exhibit. ● Ensure OFBF, Our Ohio and Ohio agriculture background policies and goals are well represented in the exhibit. Serve as an ambassador for Ohio agriculture to fair attendees. ● Assist OFBF with planning and implementation of summer educational programs. ● Other duties as assigned.Qualifications desired:● College sophomore standing or above ● Proven leadership ● Team player ● FlexibleInterns are expected to be at the Ohio State Fair for the duration July 24-Aug. 4, 2019Please send cover letter and resume by Nov. 16, 2018 to Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Attn: Susan Gaughan 280 North High Street, 6th Floor Columbus OH 43215[email protected] 614-246-8298Fax: 614-246-8698  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Weight, foe fail to fluster champ

first_img“His eyes were a reflection of his determination to clinch my crown,” said the reigning IBF junior bantamweight king. “But it’s not for the taking.”Ancajas and Gonzalez square off Saturday night (Sunday in Manila) here but the Mexican made his intent clear during the stare down that capped their press conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He got too close and it looked like he wanted to eat me,” said Ancajas in Filipino. “He’s trying to play mind games, but I didn’t bite. He’s just trying to psyche me out.“I have Filipino pride; we’ll know who’s the better man in the ring,” added Ancajas, who will make his fourth defense of the 115-pound crown at the 10,000-seater American Bank Center. Read Next UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: La Salle targets three-peat Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Jerwin Ancajas weighs 115.8 pounds after Thursday morning’s workout.CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS— There was nothing that could rattle Jerwin Ancajas Thursday. Not an added pound less than 24 hours before the official weigh-in. Not an opponent who tried to employ mind games during a stare down.With the clock fast ticking down to fight night, Ancajas remained confident that Israel Gonzalez’s won’t knock the crown off his head.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:04Ancajas wary of ‘unpredictable’ Sultan00:50Trending 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forumcenter_img View comments LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH First, though, he has to make weight. Just under a pound overweight two days before Friday’s weigh-in, Ancajas was two over Thursday. But his camp wasn’t alarmed.“It’s normal for Jerwin,” said trainer Joven Jimenez. “He can shed two, four or even five pounds in one solid training session” because he perspires a lot.The Ancajas camp revealed a makeshift weapon just in case the pounds stubbornly hang on to Ancajas’ frame leading the weigh-in: An improvised sauna fashioned out of the thick hotel sheets and pillows.After Thursday’s training session, Ancajas was under the beddings to drip off some of his gained weight.Gonzalez said Wednesday that he and his trainer Adalberto Sanchez have thoroughly studied videos of Ancajas’ last few fights and hope to pounce on some flaws they noticed.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stinglast_img read more

Fans Tweeted Racist Remarks At Cinci’s Octavius Ellis After His Physical Play vs. Kentucky

first_imgCincinnati's Octavius Ellis.Cincinnati junior sophomore forward Octavius Ellis had himself an interesting week, to say the least. Ellis, one of the more physical players in the nation, was ejected against Purdue in his team’s second round contest after swinging an elbow at Boilermaker A.J. Hammons early in the second half. After the game, he made headlines when he trash-talked Kentucky ahead of their third round matchup. Unfortunately, that isn’t really where the story ends.Following the Wildcats’ win over the Bearcats Saturday night, a number of college basketball fans tweeted disparaging remarks at Ellis. Many of the comments were racist in nature. Others suggested he is a “thug”, and will be in jail soon. Here’s a sampling of what’s out there.Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 6.28.38 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 6.28.05 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 6.29.34 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 6.30.02 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 6.25.57 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 6.27.42 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 6.28.55 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 6.28.25 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 6.26.43 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 6.26.28 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 6.24.40 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 6.24.58 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 6.25.17 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 6.25.36 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 6.24.15 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 6.24.01 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 6.23.37 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 6.29.13 PMIt’s important to note that it’s likely that not all of these “fans” support Kentucky, and even if they do, they don’t represent the majority of the team’s fan base. Ellis handled the situation well, tweeting a photo of himself smiling as the comments were coming in. Still smiling thru the bad an good lol pic.twitter.com/KJX9NXZsrG— octavius ellis (@Tay_UC2) March 22, 2015Needless to say, this kind of behavior needs to stop immediately. And it isn’t just a Kentucky problem – it’s a problem across the entire college sports landscape.last_img read more

Spotted HPT Adds Giant Cranes with Remote Control System

first_imgContainer terminal operator Hutchison Ports Thailand (HPT) has received three super post-panamax quay cranes and eight electric rubber tyred gantry cranes from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry (ZPMC). The arrival of the new cranes comes as the terminal operator is expanding its handling capacity with the development of Terminal D in Laem Chabang Port.Both types of cranes are equipped with remote control technology.“All Terminal D quay and yard cranes will be operated by remote control technology, making it the first terminal of its type in the world to fully install this technology,” according to HPT.The three super post-panamax quay cranes have an outreach of 24 rows and are capable of handling some of the largest mega-vessels currently in operation, the terminal operator said.As informed, the cranes are an integral part of the Terminal D development as well as the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project under Thailand 4.0 scheme.Following the completion of Terminal D’s construction, Hutchison Ports Thailand will be able to increase its handling capacity by 3.5 million TEUs to more than 6 million TEUs.Image Courtesy: Hutchison Ports Thailandlast_img read more

Book launch on Alberta reserve highlights Indigenous clergymans legacy

first_img(Saddlelake Cree Nation Chief Leonard Jackson, second from left, Melvin Steinhauer, centre, and Whitefish Lake Cree Nation Chief Brian Favel, second from right, at the book launch Aug. 14. The two Mounties are unidentified. Submitted photo.)Brandi MorinAPTN National NewsThe legacy of Henry Bird Steinhauer lives on 120 years after his death.Known as a clergyman, a teacher and role model, the story of this Ojibway man’s life and accomplishments is one long waiting to be told.Steinhauer’s great-grandson, Melvin Steinhauer, 73, wrote Shawahnekizhek-Henry Bird Steinhauer: Child of Two Cultures over the last 13 years on a promise he made his dad.A book launch was held on Aug. 14 at the Whitefish First Nation in northern Alberta where Henry Steinhauer eventually settled, raised a family and influenced the small community.“I am very glad (Melvin) did this for everybody,” said Whitefish Lake First Nation Chief Brian Favel. “It’s important that this is done for us because we are the next generation. If we can share the history it is important for the people to understand that we are much more than what the movies say about Indians.”The inspiration to write the book stemmed from a promise Melvin made to his father to document their family legacy, as well as a desire to share First Nation historical stories with the world.“I wanted to share my knowledge of my great-grandfather with the rest of society,” said Melvin. “The lack of Indian history prompted me to take a very serious look at what I may have to offer in terms of the history of my inheritance and the inheritance of the most precious history of my home and native land of the Whitefish Lake Reserve #128.”Steinhauer was born and raised near Lake Simcoe in northern Ontario and lived what Melvin described as an “adventurous life.”He was a well-travelled and educated man, something that was not so common for Indigenous people in those days said Melvin. He went to seminary school in New York and once even travelled to London, England. He was the first Aboriginal missionary in Alberta and was the first to translate the Bible from English into Cree. Melvin said his great-grandfather blended the two cultures together and respected Native spirituality.Steinhauer brought much more than just the word of God to the people of Whitefish and the nearby Saddlelake First Nation. Along with encouraging moral living he preached the virtues of hard work and brought modern education, as well as agriculture and gardening skills to the community said Melvin.“The determination and commitment of Rev. Henry Bird Steinhauer proves that no matter what you are or who you are, you can succeed in your endeavors if you work hard for it, and never give up,” said Melvin.The author also stressed the importance of First Nation people telling their stories in written format. And that First Nations are a people who contributed to the development of Canada and Alberta which is something that isn’t often acknowledged.“I want the whole world to know that there are no savages, warriors with feathers and war bonnets – that people were misled by the Hollywood movies to believe the misconception of what Indians are. … First Nation peoples do want more history books about Indians so that the society of majority will understand what are Indians or who they are,” said Melvin.The book is available for purchase at Whitefish Lake. For more information contact  steinhauer.melvin@gmail.com.bmorin@aptn.calast_img read more