Salt Marsh, Savannah in big clash

first_imgThe Charley’s JB Rum Western Confederation Super League returns from the Christmas break with a full slate of matches down to be contested. The schedule includes a tough matchup between Group One leaders Salt Marsh United and Savannah SC. Match time is 3 p.m. at the Frome Sports Complex.Salt Marsh will put their perfect start to the season on the line against one of the brand-name teams in the competition, having already logged six points from two matches before the one-week break.They will be keen on making it three in a row and condemn one of the big-name teams to another loss.The other matches in the group are Granville (third in Group One) up against Montego Bay Boys and Girls Club (MBBGC) at the Granville Community Centre.Petersfield FC, second in the group on three points, host Lucea FC at the Petersfield Sports Ground.GROUPTWOMeanwhile, in Group Two, top club Beaches Negril (four points), after two matches, travel to tackle Sandals Whitehouse.The Aaron Lawrence-coached Sandals Whitehouse team are off to a slow start by their standards and will be in for all three points against their cousin team from Negril.Sandals are yet to win a match so far this season after two tries and will need a strong defensive display to keep Beaches at bay.Also featuring today is Reggae Youths versus Clarks Town at the UDC field in Montego Bay, while two former winners, Wadadah and Village United, meet at the Elleston Wakeland Centre.Village are in dire need of a victory, though that will be tough against this strong Wadadah team, who are currently second in the group with three points.All matches start at 3 p.m.last_img read more

Iraq, ‘own save’ hold Bafana to a draw

first_imgAnd when South Africa did pry open the Iraqi defence – with only six minutes of regulation time left – luck was not with Joel Santana’s charges. Kagiso Dikgacio’s header was goalbound, with the goalkeeper beaten, only to hit striker Bernard Parker, who ran into the way of the ball for an “own save” he won’t forget in a hurry. The rest of the half played out in what became a familiar pattern as South Africa attacked, pushed Iraq deep into their half, and then seemed to run out of ideas, hoping that one-touch passes would find a way through the Iraqi defence. Parker was denied by the Iraqi netminder, and then his block of Dikgacoi’s header followed. Shortly after the restart, Fanteni set up Parker for a shot on goal, but his effort, from an angle, was straight at Kassid in the Iraqi goal. Fanteni was then narrowly wide with a header from a corner. ‘I just wanted to drop dead’ “When the ball hit me, I just wanted to drop dead on the spot. It happens. It’s football,” Parker said afterwards. Thembinkosi “Terror” Fanteni picked up a yellow card in only the second minute of the match, evidence of the nervousness of the hosts, who were feeling the pressure of living up to the fans’ expectations on home soil. South Africa’s best moment of the half came three minutes later when Siboniso Gaxa picked out MacBeth Sibaya on the right. On the run, Sibaya let rip with a shot across the face of goal. Kassid got his fingertips to the ball and steered it wide of the right hand post for a Bafana Bafana corner. Mashego comes close It looked as if Bafana Bafana might create something after 10 minutes when Fareed Majeed was caught in possession. Parker’s left-footed shot from outside the box was, however, tame and easily gathered by goalkeeper Mohammed Kassid. 15 June 2009 Liverpool striker Fernando Torres decided the outcome of the match with the fastest hat-trick in the history of the Confederations Cup, netting in the sixth, 14th and 17th minutes to set Spain on their way to their 33rd match on the trot without defeat. Spain thrash New Zealand With a record lead as Fifa’s number one ranked team, Spain are looking like the team to beat in South Africa. Cesc Fabregas added a fourth only four minutes later, and the rout was well and truly on. Santana sent on Orlando Pirates’ marksman Katlego Mashego, and his change was almost immediately rewarded, but Kassid denied Mashego in a one-on-one. Iraq managed only one shot on goal in the game, which underlines just how much emphasis the Asian champions placed on getting defenders behind the ball. Sibaya lets rip He said Bafana Bafana had expected to win the game, and having shared the points means the pressure is now on South Africa. Iraq’s sole shot of the game followed shortly after that. In the more than 85 minutes that remained, they failed to test SA goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune. Steven Pienaar, who came on as a substitute with only five minutes remaining, after having been ill in the lead-up to the contest, admitted to being disappointed by the outcome. The Kiwis showed some heart and fought back to share possession, but a blunder just after half-time by defender Andy Boyens, who missed the ball while trying to clear, left striker David Villa with a simple tap-in for Spain’s fifth goal. A lively crowd packed Johannesburg’s Ellis Park for the opening match of the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup, their plentiful vuvuzelas welcoming the world to a South African football experience. The goal-feast they were hoping for wasn’t forthcoming, however, as South Africa and Iraq played to a goalless draw. The size of the challenge awaiting the hosts in their remaining two matches was made clear in the opening day’s second match between world number one Spain and New Zealand in Rustenburg. The European champions were in scintillating form, crushing the All Whites 5-0. Coach Santana said he was not satisfied with the outcome. He had expected Iraq to show more attacking intent, but instead found, he said, that were trying only to capitalise on South African mistakes and looking for free kicks. Bafana Bafana did most of the pressing but, with Iraq defending in numbers, the passing in the final third of the field was often off target. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Why You Shouldn’t Cut Your Own Director of Photography Showreel

first_imgIn this breakdown, we look at some common pitfalls when cutting a showreel, how to successfully present your product, and why this is so important.When I’m producing a project, I spend a lot of time watching reels and trying to find the right cinematographer for the project. Unfortunately, there are many great shooters who aren’t doing themselves any favors when present their own work. So here are a few reasons why, as a DP, you should not cut your own showreel.You’re the Worst Person to Cut Your Own ShowreelImage via ponsulak.It’s hard to forget the circumstances on set — or the long hours in post that made a particular shot possible. DPs are infamous for including shots they think are technically impressive, not knowing that the typical producer or director has no idea what was involved and doesn’t care. They’re simply looking for the best work.Beyond the specifics of what to include, there’s a deeper reason to have someone else cut your own reel. Editing is a specialized skill, just like cinematography. Just because you have Premiere or Final Cut on your computer doesn’t make you an editor. Your showreel is the single most important tool for getting work. Are you really going to trust that to someone who has never had a professional editing job?DPs who cut their own reels are similar to actors who take their own headshots. Their efforts are usually only satisfactory, at best.Get to the Good Stuff Quickly(Narrative reel — Polly Morgan).You can’t treat a showreel like something people will watch in its entirely. You get thirty seconds to grab someone’s attention. Producers are watching hundreds of reels to find the right person, and the next one is just a click away. Don’t spend the first twenty seconds putting your name on screen. People already know who you are because they’ve come to your website to watch it. Put a slate at the end with your name and email. If the reel is impressive, people will make the effort to find out who did it.You’re Only as Good as the Worst Thing on Your Reel(Person of Interest Reel — Matthew Billeter)Filmmaking is a cynical business. Others will judge you according to your worst work, not your best. If you have ten great projects and one mediocre one on your reel, producers are going to assume that you’re also proud of the mediocre one and will probably do mediocre work for them.You need to be constantly updating your reel (meaning have it re-cut), so that everything on there represents your best work. This may sound like a lot of time and money (and it is!), but one good job can pay for a lifetime of reels, and you can only get that job with the right reel.The reality is that you’re going to get work similar to what’s already on your reel. Very few people are going to take the risk of hiring someone who doesn’t have experience with the genre, style, or technical aspects of what they’re seeking. If you don’t want to shoot a particular kind of work (green screen or interviews, for example), don’t put that on your reel.What You Put on Your Reel Is as Important as How Good It IsPeople are looking for more than flashy pictures. No one cares what cameras or lenses you shot with. They want to see how you can create a sense of story and a world that goes beyond the frame.Cover image via nampix.Looking for more on filmmaking and video production?Learn Francis Ford Coppola’s Signature Dolly MoveEssential Advice on Producing Your Own Short FilmFIZ Systems (Focus, Iris, Zoom) and How to Use ThemIs Autofocus Finally Ready to Take The Filmmaking Field?How to Maximize Your Time and Productivity as a Filmmakerlast_img read more

Butler ties season high with 26, Wolves beat Magic

first_imgLATEST STORIES Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler, left, eyes the basket as Orlando Magic’s Nikola Vucevic of Montenegro defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota—Jimmy Butler tied a season high with 26 points, Taj Gibson scored a season-high 24, and the Minnesota Timberwolves held off the Orlando Magic 124-118 on Wednesday night.Jeff Teague had 22 points and 11 assists, and Andrew Wiggins added 20 points as all five starters scored in double figures to help the Timberwolves end a two-game slide.ADVERTISEMENT Butler has scored at least 20 points in three of his last four games and seven overall this season.He had 16 points in the first half, and added seven in the first 4:36 of the second half to give Minnesota an 84-71 lead.Wiggins had seven points as Minnesota finished the third quarter on a 14-0 run for a 106-80 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Westbrook’s 34 points lead Thunder past Warriors QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points and 13 rebounds for his 14th double-double, which tied DeMarcus Cousins for the league lead.Aaron Gordon scored 26 points and added nine rebounds for the Magic, who have lost six straight. Terrence Ross scored a season-high 22 points, Evan Fournier had 19 and Nikola Vucevic finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds.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 shutoutOrlando was outscored 41-18 in the third quarter to fall behind by 26. However, the Magic started the fourth quarter on a 19-1 run to get within eight.Butler made Minnesota’s first basket of the quarter, a 3-pointer midway through the period, to end the rally. The Magic got within four in the waning seconds before Teague hit two free throws.last_img read more

Happy with my performance: Kidambi Srikanth after winning Australian Open Super Series

first_imgAce Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who won his maiden Australian Open title on Sunday, has said he was happy with the performance he delivered against reigning world champion Chen Long in the summit clash.Playing in his third consecutive Super Series final in Sydney, Kidambi needed just 46 minutes as he fended out Chen Long 22-20, 21-16 in the final match of the men’s singles event.”I am very happy with the performance. I want to thank all,” Kidambi told ANI.Kidambi showed no signs of discomfort and was just ruthless with his aggressive play as he defeated his Chinese opponent in straight games to win his fourth Super Series title. (Kidambi Srikanth wins Australian Open, Twitter hails new badminton hero)The opening game was an evenly contested affair with the two opponents exchanging the lead. The rallies were a bit long at the start but both resorted to an attacking game from thereon.However, aided by his deceptive shots and searing smashes, the Indian shuttler took 11-9 lead at the break. After the resumption, Long crawled back with three straight points to take lead at 12-11.The game went down the wire with the Chinese saving a game point with a cross court smash but the 24-year-old Indian eventually prevailed to win it 22-20 and take 1-0 lead in 23 minutes.”It was a very tough and close game. But after winning the first game, I think the whole momentum shifted towards me,” he said about his first game win.The second game began with a prolonged rally ended by Kidambi ‘s powerful down-the-line smash as he took an early 4-1 lead after employing a backhand smash.advertisementLeading at 6-2, Chen, the reigning world champion attempted to attack back, hitting long shots to force the Indian shuttler to play wider and commit errors as Chen scored five consecutive points to take a lead at 7-6.Kidambi, however, continued to remain aggressive but trailed for the first time in the game after a successful challenge from Chen.The lead went on going back-and-forth in the second game and then both players adopted an attacking style of play post the changeover.With the scores at 16-13, Kidambi scored one winner after the other and took the lead at 19-16.Chen then hit a service error to give Kidambi his first match point opportunity and he converted it soon after as the Chinese hit a return long to win the match and his second Super Series final in two weeks.The current world number 11 further said that he needs to be more consistent with the performance.”Yes, we are doing well and we only need to be more consistent.”Meanwhile Kidambi’s brother, Nandagopal said that the entire family was proud of his feat.”I feel so great and it’s a privilege that winning for India in back to back tournaments. We did not expect him to win back to back super series tournaments and beat the world number one and reigning champion to win the Australian Open,” Nandagopal told ANI.”After coming back from the injury, it’s good to see him with a podium finish. He played very consistently and played like a champion. I am very happy for him,” he added.Echoing similar views, Union Minister of Sports and Youth Vijay Goel also heaped on Kidambi, saying the shuttler has made the nation proud with his feat.”It is really a happy moment that Srikanth has won. He has made the nation proud. I congratulate him,” Goel told ANI.”His feat is also appreciable because he defeated Chen Long. He has become the hero of the nation,” he added.This was Kidambi’s first ever win over the Chinese in six meetings.Kidambi had reached the final of the Singapore Open in April and Indonesia Open before this tournament and has thus become only the fifth player in the world to contest three consecutive Super Series finals.With the win, he has now gone to number one in Dubai Destination Rankings.Meanwhile, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) has also announced a cash award of Rs. 5 lakh for Kidambi.last_img read more

10 months agoCardiff boss Warnock furious with ref ‘experiment’ for Watford defeat

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cardiff boss Warnock furious with ref ‘experiment’ for Watford defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock was furious after their 3-2 win over Watford.Andrew Madley officiated the game at Vicarage Road, which ended in a win for the Hornets, the young referee’s first Premier League game of the season.In fact it was only Madley’s second ever match officiating in the English top tier, a decision which left Warnock bemused.”I was disappointed in one or two things,” said Warnock.”I thought Murphy should have had a free-kick, I thought it was very similar to the one he gave on the edge of their box.”And I thought Troy Deeney was lucky not to get a card if I’m honest. Conditions were poor but once he started sliding in and the goalie was going to get it, he could have pulled his foot away.”When I’ve got Andre Marriner sat at the side of me and I’ve got a young referee who’s (refereeing) his first game of the season, I don’t understand that at all.”Whether it’s just because ‘it’s only Cardiff City and we’ll let someone have an experiment today…” last_img read more

Jamaica takes World Heritage seat

first_img A seat on the Committee decides whether a property is inscribed on the World Heritage List. Story Highlights Jamaica’s membership to the Committee will run until 2017. At the elections in Paris today (Tuesday), Jamaica received more votes than Angola for a seat. Jamaica has been elected to the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO, for the first time.At the elections in Paris today (Tuesday), Jamaica received more votes than Angola for a seat on the important Committee which decides whether a property is inscribed on the World Heritage List.The Minister of Youth and Culture the Honourable Lisa Lisa Hanna, MP – who led the lobby for support of Jamaica’s candidacy for membership of the Committee – described today’s vote as historic, important and well deserved.Minister Hanna said:“I am elated that we won our bid for membership of the World Heritage Committee.  It was a difficult lobby, but we never relented as a seat at this table has exponential benefits to our country for the future as we are positioning culture as a pillar for growth.  So in that respect, we can say mission accomplished.“But the work to promote and protect our heritage continues.  As a member of the World Heritage Committee, Jamaica will represent the interests of Small Island Developing States that are not very well represented – or in our case, not represented at all – on the list of World Heritage Sites.”The election to the Committee for the first time was due to the consistent lobbying efforts of the Jamaican Embassy in Brussels, the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO, the Ministry of Youth and Culture and Minister Hanna’s overtures at the recent UNESCO General Conference.Jamaica’s membership to the Committee will run until 2017.  The country will be represented by Mr Vivian Crawford and Dr Janice Lindsay.  Other countries represented on the Committee are: Croatia, Finland, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Lebanon, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Vietnam and Turkey.Minister Hanna said “this is a historic day for our country as Jamaica has never had a property inscribed as a world heritage site despite our culture and heritage being revered by the globe.”She asked all Jamaicans to keep interested as the progress continues.Jamaica has applied for the Blue and John Crow Mountains to be inscribed on the World Heritage List and will begin preparing a dossier for Port Royal’s nomination to the List.  Jamaica will also be putting a case for Reggae music to be inscribed on the Intangible Heritage List.last_img read more

NS budget Health spending up slightly after election focused on problems

first_imgHALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s Liberal government, which had promised to address the health care problems that dominated the spring election campaign, drew derisive opposition reviews by adding only $6.2 million in new health spending to a budget worth $10.5-billion.The majority government’s added investment Tuesday — on top of planned spending in an April 27 budget that was shelved due to the May 30 election — is a tiny fraction of the $4.2 billion annual health department budget.Finance Minister Karen Casey said the budget “builds” on the earlier document, and fulfills Liberal promises to deliver back-to-back surpluses and lower taxes.“We made some difficult, but necessary, decisions to live within our means. At the same time, government made key investments in communities across the province,” Casey said.“Nova Scotians . . . want more timely access to primary care and to family doctors. They want shorter wait times for surgeries, and they want better access to mental health services.”The budget hikes overall spending by $19-million over the April document.The extra health spending includes $2.7 million for orthopedic knee and hip surgeries, $2.0 million for mental health, $800,000 to assist people who need cancer drugs and have limited private insurance coverage, and an added $800,000 for the opioid use and overdose program.The budget also keeps the $2.4 million promised in April to support the recruitment and retention of doctors. The funding creates 10 new places in the family residency program at Dalhousie University and opens 10 new spaces a program that assists international doctors in establishing practices.Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie pulled no punches, saying he was “pissed off” by a budget that in his view failed to live up to Liberal claims that the government had heard concerns on the campaign trail about a lack of doctors and long wait times.“It’s very clear all of that was just lip service,” said Baillie. “No new money for primary health care and family doctors … when it comes time to put his money where his mouth is, the premier lets everybody down.”NDP Leader Gary Burrill was equally dismissive of the government’s fiscal efforts for a sector he says is in crisis.Over the past two years, stagnant funding and delayed spending on health facilities has accompanied stories of bursting hospital pipes, shortages of family doctors and — over the past winter — a dying patient left to languish for over six hours in the hallway of an overcrowded emergency department.“It’s a bit like they’ve brought a garden hose to a house fire,” Burrill said.“All those people that are looking for a family doctor, they’ll be looking to the budget and asking: ‘Is this going to help me with my predicament?’ Plainly it’s not.”The budget still has a $21.3-million surplus, but that’s $4.6 million lower than the original budget due to a drop in revenue from income tax and the increase in departmental spending.In dismissing the opposition’s complaints, Premier Stephen McNeil said the government had carried out its promise by adding $82 million in new spending to health, including the April figures.McNeil said voters had also sent another message during the campaign, and that’s why the government didn’t use more of its surplus for health.“Nova Scotians want us to live within our means. They want us to make the investments that reflect who they are … and we will continue to do so as we go forward.”McNeil said strategic investments in health would continue over the long term and would be reflected again in next spring’s budget.In the April budget, the health budget rose almost two per cent — and it is now consuming about four of every 10 dollars spent by the province as its population continues to be among the country’s oldest.Meanwhile, an unexpected clean-up operation on a waterfront development in Halifax is consuming $4.7 million that wasn’t in the pre-election calculations.There’s also an additional $2.5 million for the Atlantic Fisheries Fund, a joint program with Ottawa that funds research and innovation in the fish and seafood sector.The Liberals are keeping a promise to reduce taxes by an average of $160 for a half-million low- and middle-income earners. They’re doing that by increasing the basic personal exemption by up to $3,000 for taxable income up to $75,000.The change is weighted towards lower-income Nova Scotians, and will also mean 63,000 poorer Nova Scotians will no longer pay provincial income tax after the program kicks in Jan. 1, 2018.Earlier this year, the suicides of three young students in Cape Breton prompted calls for more prevention and support programs. The budget adds money for social workers, guidance counsellors and mental health clinicians.“During the last campaign, Nova Scotians said clearly that mental health was a priority for them,” said Casey in her speech. “We will hire more clinicians, put more support in underserviced areas, and cut wait times for mental health care.”The Liberals say they are still planning to spend about $6 million for new collaborative care centres — one of the measures aimed at remedying problems in primary care, and addressing the premier’s 2013 election promise to provide each citizen with access to a family doctor.The cost for the middle class tax cut in the 2017-18 budget remains at $22 million. The annual cost to the treasury will be $85 million.In addition, a previously announced tax cut on small business income will cost about $14.1 million a year.The province’s net debt is about $15 billion, which is $15,860 per person.Follow (at)mtuttoncporg on Twitter.last_img read more

Hamilton Spectator rolling out new website paywall version next Tuesday

first_imgHAMILTON – The Hamilton Spectator newspaper says it’s rolling out a new version of the paywall system on its website on Tuesday.The daily publication says in a notice on its website that starting Nov. 7, non-subscribers will have access to five locked articles per month.After reaching the limit in a 30-day period, users must subscribe for full access to thespec.com.Customers who receive the newspaper at home will automatically get online access, while digital subscriptions alone will cost roughly $1 for the first month, and $9 per month afterwards.The Spectator is one of several publications owned by Torstar Corp. which also publishes the Toronto Star and Waterloo Record and holds a stake in The Canadian Press.The company reported a $6.6 million loss in its third quarter amid continued declines in print advertising revenue.last_img read more