Canadian Senior Men’s National Basketball Practice Session – Behind-the-Scene

The Canadian Senior Men’s National Basketball Team began its summer program practice session at the Air Canada Centre on Sunday. They were preparing for a tight packed four weeks of practices and games against top teams in Europe.  First off, Team Canada will have three days of practice in Toronto, then they will fly in Venice on Wednesday to begin a tour of friendly exhibition games against teams from Italy, Spain, Turkey, Slovenia, Georgia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Ukraine and Angola before returning to Toronto on August 13. Although the young exciting NBA players such as Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson weren’t available at the practice session, other guys such as Andrew Nicholson, Kevin Olynyk, Corey Joseph, and among others  attended the practice session. GM of Team Canada Steve Nash, Team Canada Coach Jay Triano and Corey Joseph addressed to the media about their goals and objectives with the practice sessions and the this Euro tour.

Here are some of the actions taken at the practice session at the Air Canada Centre, Raptors Practice Court, courtesy by photographer, Marcena Lau.

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Adam Lambert + Queen Concert – Toronto

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Moments after Germany became the World Cup Champion, I drove to downtown to get ready for my round 2 of my events of the day. Thanks to one of my sponsors, my buddy and I, (both know the sponsor very well) got tickets to see the Queen and Adam Lambert Concert at the Air Canada Centre.

My buddy and I showed the usher our tickets, to our surprise, our seats were top notched and we were sitting at Row 1, right in front of the stage. No one in front of us will block us and we have ample of leg room at our seats. I couldn’t believe it! I was pumped.

The Queen & Adam Lambert ROCKED the ACC the entire night. Adam has a powerful and amazing vocals. And the Queen? Queen is Queen, doing their best with a number of their hits after hits, bringing the place down. It was an unbelievable experience. The Row 1 seats were by far the best I ever sat for any concert. Special shoutout to my sponsor, you know who you are! I am forever grateful and cherish every moment as always!

Here are the amazing photos that I took at the event from my row 1 seats. Enjoy!

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The Goal Witnessed Around The World 2014

By Shaf

What an amazing match!!

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The 2014 FIFA world cup comes to an end with Germany as the winner.

You and I both know what the Argentines were doing leading up to the final match…

They were rehearsing.

And rehearsing well…

Rehearsing how they’re going to react to losing :D

Nah just kidding

These two teams are a power house.

Both teams are extremely dangerous

For much of the FIFA tournament it seemed the Argentines relied heavily on Messi to bring them through.

Meanwhile Germany competing as a team rather than relying on a hero.

For this reason alone it seemed Germany was going to take the world cup.

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18K Gold

And win they did.

No matter how hard Argentina prayed for Messi to score that goal it didn’t do a dam thing at winning the cup.

Let this be a lesson kids…one man CAN NOT make a difference…

Because there's only one Jesus

Because not everyone can be Jesus

No hard feelings on either side of the teams though

The nature of the game is a winner and a loser.

Good game guys…good game

Alright…I was routing for Argentina and lost a bet…I’m gona go have 3 Burgers to my face as the loser

Enjoy the awards ceremony

Want a Chance to Win a Messenger Bag? – Show your PRIDE!

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Spoilers – Game of Thrones Episode 8

by Shaf

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Why?!

He could’ve just killed him when he had the chance…

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He was one of my favorite characters too.

The Red Viper of Dorne…two thumbs into his eyeballs and then head smooshed into bits and pieces.

You cocky SOB…you could’ve lived a life of whoring around and endless orgies. But nooo

Anyways. I’m calmm. I’m calm.

So let’s recap what happened in this weeks episode of Game of Thrones:

Oberyn Martell gets his head smooshed.

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This Guy

There, done.

But R.R. Martin is known to pull a fast one under your feet each time something good is about to happen.

I guess that’s what makes it interesting. A bit of man soap opera gives GOT the kind of kick very few shows deliver.

Not only do you feel a sense of loss but you’re left with an impeding sense of danger for Tyrion as his lifeline deminishes to 0.

And then what…

Yeahh

You’re left with another 7 days of pondering Tyrion’s fate before the next episode airs.

I should mention a bit about Jorah and his betrayal to Khaleesi in this episode

But nobody cares about Jorah

Do you?

I didn’t think so.

So yeah, back to my point

The question on everyone’s mind now is “Will Tyrion die?”

Mmmmm

Don’t think so. The Gods of Westeros gave Tyrion more lives than the weed growing on your front lawn. Think of all the ways he could’ve died up until today…

Hasn’t happened yet.

So fear not fans, I’d bet the coins of Iron Bank that Tyrion will last a bit longer. This horse hasn’t finished his race just yet…

Game of Thrones Exhibition In Toronto

by Shaf

Another week gone by with another great episode of Game of Thrones

Yep I keep an eye on the episodes like a hawk! Never missing a beat.

But you know what else?

I also went to the Game of Thrones exhibition at the Bell Lightbox in Toronto.

What’s surprising is a lot of GOT fans weren’t even aware of an exhibition taking place.

Even so, the tickets were sold out and the only way in was to wait in line until space became available.

I dropped by last Thursday evening to check it out and the wait time was over two and a half hours…in the rain.

Good thing I had GOT fans to talk to during the wait.

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Here’s Adrian & Vanessa

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The first thing I see when I enter the exhibition is the wall of every major character that’s died since the first season. I just had my cellphone to take pictures but here’s the image:

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And of course who could forget the epic Red Wedding:

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Ever had one of those days when you just had to put on armor and wage an epic battle?

Choose Your Weapon!

Choose Your Weapon!

And what kind of Game of Thrones exhibition would it be without limbs and severed body parts shown for display?

Jaime Lannister's beautiful severed right hand for display

Jaime Lannister’s beautiful severed right hand for display

Ok fine, maybe you might not be too thrilled about the severed right hand…maybe not even the weapons…

Maybe it’s the wardrobe that really piques your interest.

In that case

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And of course there was the “Ascend The Wall” Oculus Virtual Reality experience where you get to experience what it’s like to go up the elevator and see north of the wall.

But for the most part that’s pretty much it. The exhibit was rather contained in a small area. No iron throne to sit on like last time…but enjoyable nonetheless.

If you couldn’t go this year you should definitely check it out the next time it comes around…it’s free anyways so why not.

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Godzilla (videos) – Toronto Red Carpet & Screenings

Last Thursday, Director of the blockbuster movie Godzilla, Gareth Edwards, took time to answer questions from the media as well as greeting fans.

Gareth was very friendly and appreciated the fans waiting outside in the rain. Despite he was late for the advanced screenings at the theatre, he decided to turned back and signed more autographs and took photos with the fans. Very nice of him.

Below are the exclusive videos that I took during Gareth Edwards Red Carpet Media Event as well as his greetings with the fans at the Toronto Godzilla Disaster Zone.

Gareth Edwards greeting his fans:

Gareth Edwards interviewed by TV Media:

Toronto Godzilla Disaster Zone:

Helicopter & Train Wreck at the Toronto Godzilla Disaster Zone:

Godzilla – Director Gareth Edwards in Toronto

This past Thursday, although, the weather wasn’t cooperating, it was raining quite a bit. But that didn’t stop Godzilla fans from standing around the barricades to meet director of this blockbuster movie, Gareth Edwards. First, he let the TV media to interview him first. One-by-one, he answered the TV Hosts’ questions. Mad respect to the TV Crew staff who works in this industry, they were standing in the cold and wet rain for more than 2 hours and protecting their high quality expensive equipment in order to capture the footage to share with their audiences.

After the interviews, Gareth greeted the fans who were soaking wet, waiting patiently to seek his autographs, taking a photo with him or just to talk to him. At one point, the meet & greet was cut short as Gareth is late to attend the advanced screening of the movie at the AMC Theatre at Dundas Square. But a twist of turn, Gareth told his PR that he would like to stay just a little bit longer to greet the fans and then he decided to come back and signed more autographs, took more photos (including myself) with everyone, including little kids. He was a friendly, sincere gentleman who really appreciates the fans and took the time to interact with the fans.

Best of luck to Gareth in his career and hope for a huge boxoffice score in the theatre which Godzilla is currently playing!

Below are some photos that I took during Director Gareth Edwards meet and greet with the Godzilla fans:

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Godzilla Disaster Zone – Toronto

As we walked towards north of Dundas Square & continued to walk north along the busy Yonge Street, suddenly something caught the corner of my eyes. I saw a subway train on display, smashing on top of a car and a Toronto Sun newspaper stand. Then I saw a helicopter smashing the subway train. These props were all being used as a display for the new blockbuster movie called “Godzilla“.

As I looked up on the rooftop, I saw two cars flipped upside down as well (see photos below). Then, I saw Godzilla posters on the wall, indicating that the movie (distributed by Warner Bros.), Godzilla will be in theatres near us on May 16, 2014 (which is today).

A few minutes later, a Godzilla decorated truck approached the scene. Two military dressed staff got off the truck and told us to watch the trailer from the flat screen TV that was installed on the side of the truck. The staff were giving away Godzilla posters, tees and coffee mugs. They even posed photos with people. They even informed us that the director, Gareth Edwards will be on hand on May 15 at 6pm to greet the fans. The staff told the crowd that this display is called “Godzilla Disaster Zone“, that imitated part of the scene in the movie.

Honestly, this display is by far the most spectacular display I have ever seen. It gave us a feel of an Universal Studio with a tourist attraction to pose for photos.

If you want to check this display out, it should still be around during this long weekend. It’s located at Elm Street & Yonge Street intersection.

Below are the photos that I took at the Godzilla Disaster Zone in Toronto.

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Solange Knowles attacks Jay Z in fight caught on video (100th Problems?)

Beyonce’s sister, Solange Knowles appeared to be in an altercation with Jay Z at a Met Gala after-party last week that was apparently caught on surveillance cameras. Who got the special video footage? You know it, TMZ got the footage. Got to give kudos to TMZ, always get into the deep real side of things. After getting Clippers Owner, Donald Sterling into deep water after having his private conversation recorded & shown to the world, here is another video of another famous people caught on tape to show the world.

Photo Credit - TMZ Website

Photo Credit – TMZ Website

Click here to view the Solange and Jay-Z altercation video from TMZ here.

In this 3 minutes of black and white, unedited footage, you could see Beyonce, JayZ, Solange and possibly a body guard entered the elevator. Solange started to push and shove JayZ which later was restrained by the body guard. What’s interesting is that they were inside the elevator for a good 3 minutes. They were pushing inside the elevator as it just stayed at one floor. Then, the elevator began to move up the floors. But for some reason, as the elevator reached 18th floor, they decided to turn back and got back to the ground floor.

What do you think that triggers Solange to be so upset? Beyonce on the other hand seemed to be unfazed and just calmly standing in the elevator. I got to respect JayZ, he didn’t push or shove Solange one bit. He just stood and tried to be calm and not getting into any sorts of pushing and shoving. Respect JayZ for not punching a woman.

I guess right now, JayZ is no longer having 99 problems but 100 problems now. LOL