Klopp to Liverpool NOT over the line yet, Bradley v Pearson for Sunderland job – Coral Daily Download

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman says Jurgen Klopp to Liverpool looks likely to happen with the German 1/25 to take the job – but claims it is not over the line yet.He also looks at the candidates for the Sunderland job and says there has been a big gamble on Nigel Pearson [7/4] succeeding Dick Advocaat, while former USA boss Bob Bradley is into 9/2.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Antibiotic Resistance Is Ancient

first_imgAn isolated tribe in a remote place in Amazonia has antibiotic resistance genes in its gut bacteria.An icon of evolution is antibiotic resistance. Supposedly, after the introduction of antibiotics in the 20th century, bacteria “evolved” the ability to resist their toxic effects. Since some antibiotics are synthetic, and the body still develops resistance, the story is that evolution is quick to evolve resistance by natural selection.That story has undergone a challenge by a new study of a previously uncontacted group of Yanomami people in a remote region of Venezuela. Researchers gathered stool samples for study, and found that the people had a wider variety of gut biota than westerners. Among the bacteria were species that had antibiotic resistance genes—including the ability to fight synthetic antibiotics. This was reported by Science Magazine reporter Ann Gibbons, who said scientists find this troubling:The medical team’s interviews with these Yanomami villagers found they were never given drugs or exposed to food or water with antibiotics. Instead, Dantas suggests that the Yanomami gut bacteria have evolved an armory of methods to fight a wide range of toxins that threaten them—just as our ancestors and other primates have done to fight dangerous microbes. For example, the Yanomami bacteria may already have encountered toxins that occur naturally in their environment that are similar in molecular structure to modern antibiotics, but have yet to be discovered by scientists. Or, gut bacteria in humans have evolved a generalized mechanism for detecting certain features shared by all antibiotics—including the synthetic ones designed by scientists—and so can mount a defense against new threats.The discovery is troubling because it suggests that “antibiotic resistance is ancient, diverse, and astonishingly widespread in nature—including within our own bodies,” says anthropologist Christina Warinner of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, who is not a co-author. “Such findings and their implications explain why antibiotic resistance was so quick to develop after the introduction of therapeutic antibiotics, and why we today should be very concerned about the proper use and management of antibiotics in both clinical and agricultural contexts.”It’s still possible that the people are not as isolated as thought, since they obtained machetes, cans and T-shirts, Live Science says. If the conclusions of the researchers are valid, though, it undermines a claim for rapid evolution, and gives credence to the creationist counter-argument that resistance genes were already present in the bacteria and did not arise de novo. Nature‘s coverage said nothing about evolution.For decades, evolutionists have pointed to antibiotic resistance as proof of evolution in debates and articles. No wonder this is troubling. It’s also another instance of the facts forcing them to push the origin of things into the unobserved past.The warfare metaphor is misleading. Nature is full of pushes and pulls that usually provide balance (homeostasis). Bacteria are not the evildoers they are often portrayed to be; nor are antibiotics the good guys with the white hats. We couldn’t live without most bacteria. There’s more of them than our own cells inside our bodies. Most of what they do is beneficial for both them and us. We can envision our Creator providing balance in the beginning, but loosening that balance at the curse on sin, leading to sickness and death. He has also given mankind the brains to figure out how things work, so that we can attempt to restore the balance as far as possible.The contrast of the evolutionists’ mission with Jim Elliott’s mission is striking. Elliott and his colleagues went to remote Amazon tribes to win them to Christ; the biologists went to dig into their scat. For sure, some of them wished to help the tribes people with their diseases, particularly the children. But it’s apparent they also wanted to find evidence for evolution. The findings were contrary to their expectations.We’re not saying the missions are necessarily mutually exclusive. You can go to a tribe to help them spiritually and physically. Many missionaries, in fact, do that. There are terrific medical missionary teams around the world that build hospitals in foreign lands, ministering to the body and the spirit of the poor. Ministering to the spirit is a doorway to people’s minds as well as hearts, giving them the worldview tools to understand themselves and their world. That, in turn, can lead to better understanding of science and healthy living. If the motivation is to use people as guinea pigs for Darwin, though, that would indeed be troubling. (Visited 100 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

UAAP Starting 5: Week 4

first_imgLa Salle had just one game this week and Mbala punished University of Santo Tomas with 29 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks.READ: La Salle bounces back, clobbers USTHis performance came after the Green Archers’ 98-87 loss to University of the Philippines.Forward: Thirdy Ravena (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Thirdy Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor the longest time, Thirdy Ravena has lived under the shadow of older brother Kiefer.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Alejandro almost single-handedly carried the Bulldogs in Week 4.The wingman averaged 23.5 points this week as he tried to lift the Bulldogs in every conceivable offensive way against Ateneo and Far Eastern University.Guard: Matt Nieto (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Matt Nieto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMatt Nieto is no longer one-half of the Nieto twins, technically he is, but he’s now distinguished himself as man of his own.The third-year Eagle has shown why he’s an invaluable piece of the Ateneo puzzle that has now won its first six games.Nieto lit up against University of Santo Tomas and finished with a career-high 22 points, 12 of which came from long distance. He, then, followed it up with a decent 12-point outing against FEU.Honorable mentionsChibueze Ikeh (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Chi Ikeh. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBoy oh boy have the Blue Eagles dominated this season and big man Chibueze Ikeh featured spectacularly in one of their better wins.Ikeh had 18 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks in their 96-83 win over NU and not only did the 6-foot-8 center show his muscle underneath he also displayed a sweet stroke never before seen in his three-year career as he went 2-of-2 from deep. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Indians get AL-best 102nd victory, beat White Sox For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Center: Ben Mbala (La Salle Green Archers)Ben Mbala. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHere’s a question, is there a center right now in the league better than the reigning MVP?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 shutoutAfter representing Cameroon in the Fiba Afrobasket, Ben Mbala went back to business.And that business was dominating the competition in the UAAP.center_img MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Jordan Sta. Ana (UST Growling Tigers)Jordan Sta. Ana. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUST had the misfortune of facing the top two teams in the league, Ateneo and La Salle, in the same week and this led to its record plummeting to a sorry 0-6.Bright spots are hard to come by in the Growling Tigers season but wingman Jordan Sta. Ana tries to change that.Sta. Ana is not a shooter, and he knows it, with practically all of his points coming from drives and free throws and he averaged 17.5 points this week while putting his body on the line against the Blue Eagles and Green Archers’ frontlines. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But this season, Thirdy has come to his own as Ateneo’s leader.Thirdy isn’t the type of player to dominate opponents with scoring, but he does it in a variety of ways.In the two games Ateneo played this week, Thirdy averaged a double-double, 10 points and 10 rebounds a game while also putting up 4.5 assists per outing.Forward: Vince Tolentino (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Vince Tolentino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netVince Tolentino is not a scorer, but he proves his worth through his hustle plays.The forward has made a name for Ateneo as a player who’s willing to do the dirty work.Prior to facing NU, Tolentino averaged 6.4 points a game with most of his scoring options coming off drop passes from teammates and open layups.Then Tolentino showed his offensive wares against the Bulldogs, punishing Matt Salem with constant drives to the basket en route to a career-high 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting.Guard: J-Jay Alejandro (NU Bulldogs)Jay Alejandro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netForget that J-Jay Alejandro spells his first name in a certain way, or that National University lost both of its games this week. The end of the first round is nearing and the Final Four picture is starting to form.Ateneo has been flawless and La Salle, well the champion is hell-bent on ending its rival’s streak.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

Petron, Foton hurdle opening-day foes

first_imgIn the second game, Foton joined Petron on top after a 25-15, 25-19, 22-25, 25-22 triumph over Cignal. Climb king catches last Ronda trip Read Next Foton, Branislav ready for PSL’s biggest conference PLAY LIST 03:27Foton, Branislav ready for PSL’s biggest conference00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:37Protesters 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 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES MOST READ Stalzer banged in 14 points, while Hurley pumped in 15 as the Blaze Spikers, one of the league’s so-called “super teams,” handily won even with an all-Filipino crew late in the game.“We worked hard, trained hard and had fun,” said Hurley who is making her maiden stint in the country.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 shutoutBut that didn’t show as she and Stalzer, who played in two other PSL teams before, connected strongly with their teammates while Mika Reyes and Ria Meneses manned the net.Petron coach Shaq Delos Santos employed the new PSL rule allowing three imports to play at the same time if the third foreign player is a libero. Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Petron’s Lindsay Stalzer scores off Generika’s Mary Grace Masangkay.Petron took advantage of a new rule and imports that fitted into its system right away.Lindsay Stalzer and Hillary Hurley blended perfectly to power Petron past Generika-Ayala, 25-13, 25-17, 25-19, on Saturday at the start of the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View commentslast_img read more

Derrick Rose leaves Cavaliers to handle personal matter

first_imgDerrick Rose #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles the ball against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on November 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND — Derrick Rose’s injuries may have pushed him to a breaking point.The former league MVP, who has been trying to revive his career with the Cavaliers, left the team earlier this week to handle a personal matter. A team spokesman said Friday that Rose has been excused since Wednesday and there is no timetable for his return.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “We want him to take his time — just know the team, the coaches, the organization, we all have his back and wish him well,” Lue said before the Cavs, who have won six straight, hosted the Charlotte Hornets. “We expect to have him back. I reached out to him and texted him and told him that we support him. We know he’s going through a tough time right now.”Rose has played in just seven of Cleveland’s 18 games this season because of a left ankle injury the point guard sustained while driving to the basket on Oct. 20 in Milwaukee. He’s averaging 14.3 points per game in his first season with Cleveland.Rose’s career has been slowed by knee injuries, which have required surgeries. He sat out the entire 2012-13 season in Chicago and played only 10 games the following year due to injury.The medical issues have taken an understandable toll on Rose.“He has been through injury after injury for the last few years,” Hornets coach Steve Clifford said. “When you’ve played at an MVP level like he has, I’m sure that’s hard to take. Listen, he’s still playing at a high level. I think he averaged 18 points last year with New York and was playing well when he got hurt this month. They always say the toughest thing for the great ones is when you lose a step.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next The team did not offer any other details about Rose’s absence.ESPN reported that Rose is taking personal time “to evaluate his future in the NBA.” A team source told ESPN that Rose’s numerous injuries are “taking a toll on him mentally.”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 shutoutRose’s agent, B.J. Armstrong, did not immediately return messages from the AP seeking comment.Cavs coach Tyronn Lue expects Rose to return to the team. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ The 29-year-old Rose had been excited about a new start with Cleveland after spending last season with the New York Knicks. He signed a one-year, $2.1 million free agent contract this summer with the Cavs and was expected to be the team’s backup point guard behind Isaiah Thomas.However, Thomas is still recovering from a hip injury sustained last season with Boston, and Rose was thrust into a starting role.Rose dropped some weight to pressure off his knee joints, and showed flashes of his former self before getting hurt. The ankle had been bothering him for nearly a month when Cavs coach Tyronn Lue announced last week that Rose would be sidelined for “at least” two more weeks.Rose had been wearing a walking boot and undergoing treatment on his ankle. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Rivals kick off title clash View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:04Hazing is a matter of perception, PNP chief Albayalde says01:29Police 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 LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Sonakshi Sinha’s totally killing it in the accessories department

first_imgActress Sonakshi Sinha is clearly winning it in the style department of late. Seen flaunting some glamazing accessories on Instagram, we pick five of our favourites from the Akira star’s wardrobe.The metallic beltIt cinches your waist, provides definition and looks oh so chic! What more could you ask for? A jewel encrusted version for a night out maybe?The layered necklaceWe started out by looking at the piece of beauty that is the simple, layered piece of jewellery adorning Sonakshi’s neck. Our traitorous eyes then travelled down and saw the statement cuff the actress sported. There’s a sneaky tip girls, when it comes to rocking two big pieces. That’s some way to jazz up your LBD.  The EarcuffThe one trend that fails to die when it comes to ear accessories, let Sona’s earcuff inspire you to try the hottest bauble that’s been around since the past two summers.The long necklaceWith the illusion of length this piece provides, it’s a must have for every girl’s wardrobe. You can easily layer the necklace with pieces of different lengths or let a statement piece do all the talking.advertisementThe cool kicksYou may not be lucky like Sona to be spoilt by brands with gazillion choices but it’s no illusion that every female needs a pair of sturdy shoes in her wardrobe, be it to make a quick run to the market or to try the athleisure trend. Your feet need some timeout, so invest in a pair of comfortable shoes.last_img read more

SIXTY SECONDS IN TOUCH

first_imgThe excitement of the NRL and AFL finals began on the weekend, and that same hype will carry on to Coffs Harbour this week where the 2006 National 18 Years and under Championships are set to begin. Welcome to the pre-National 18’s edition of 60 Seconds in Touch! The National 18’s tournament is a fantastic opportunity to showcase some of the best junior Touch players in Australia. It consists of teams from state school systems, NTL permit areas and state bodies.Tournament staff made their way to Coffs Harbour on Sunday, with the constant rain and wind of concern to all. Weather predictions say it will be clearing up towards the end of the week, just in time for the Touch action to start!The Opening Ceremony for the event will take place at 11am on Wednesday. All teams are required to attend, and team captains will be involved in a march past. The ceremony will involve a farewell for the Australian sides heading to South Africa for the 2007 World Cup.  Former Australian representative, Dean Russell will address the players and wish them well for the tournament. The Touch community will also be able to wish the players well, with several Boxing Kangaroo flags in the merchandise room for players and spectators to sign or record a message of good luck.South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL player and ex-Australian Touch representative, Joe Williams will be at this year’s tournament, he’ll be around the grounds helping out and checking out the junior talent.Those cheeky guys from the Fishbowl – the tournament control tower, are back again this year to entertain the crowd with their wit and humour. Adam Collins and Tony El Takchi will be announcing game times, warm up times, ‘match of the round’ and basically entertaining the crowd. Kane Weeks will be joining them on Saturday for finals day. Stay tuned to this website for their daily wrap up, ‘From the Fishbowl’.Thank you to the fantastic staff at the Coffs Harbour International Stadium for once again contributing to the success of the tournament. The fields are in immaculate condition as always, thanks to Russell and his ground crew. Thanks also to Frank and his staff will once again have a delicious range of food and drinks available for purchase.The crew from Sporting Images will be at the event this week shooting action shots and also team photos. Photographs will be available for purchase online at www.sportingimages.net following the tournament. Up to date information from the tournament, including results and feature stories will be updated as often as possible. The Sporting Pulse results website will show all game results, draws and touchdown scorers, so stay tuned to www.austouch.com.au for all the latest news.last_img read more

10 months ago​DONE DEAL: Leicester sign Italian striker Lorenzo after successful trial

first_img​DONE DEAL: Leicester sign Italian striker Lorenzo after successful trialby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City have signed Davide Lorenzo on a short term deal.He was on trial at the club and impressed the coaching staff.Now the 24-year-old has a chance to show what he can do for the rest of the season.Per Italian reports, he had met Leicester’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a restaurant when he was working at a waiter some months ago. Vichai offered him a trial and the rest is history…He has previous stints at Juventus, Cosmos and the New York Red Bulls.”I am happy to have achieved this goal, I have pursued it for so long,” Lorenzo said to TMW.”I know that the contract was a consequence of the actions I have done inside and, above all, outside the field.”I refer to all the things I have experienced in the last years, during which I learned so much from my mistakes, now I just have to continue like this, training hard every day to get more emotions like that.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Mark Ruffalo To Attend Dear President Obama Film Premiere In NYC

first_imgDear President Obama – the new film highlighting the clean energy revolution – will have its New York City premiere on May 25.This is your chance to join the film’s writer and director, Jon Bowermaster, along with Mark Ruffalo, the narrator of Dear President Obama.The film takes a cross-country look at drilling, highlighting its variety of contaminations, the stories of its victims, the false promise of an economic boom, with a focus on clean energy solutions that would allow us to proceed towards a future that does not rely on yet another dirty fossil fuel extraction process. Interviews with scientists, economists, health professionals, geologists and whistle-blowers provide the core information we think will convince the current President and those that will follow to join the “anti-drilling” majority growing across the United States and call for fossil fuels to be left where they belong, in the ground.The premiere takes place at abc home, 888 Broadway, New York on May 25 at 6:30pm.For tickets, click here.last_img read more

Finalists Announced For The 2017 Edition of Beyond The Box

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement CurfeudJo Scott and Jeff Murdoch, creators of Curfeud, are best friends and comedy partners. This is their first Stand Up & Pitch appearance. The duo reside in Chicago where they both write and perform as the comedy pair Seriously Unprepared. Together they’ve written and starred in numerous Seriously Unprepared Presents comedy shorts. Curfeud is about a loving, mid-western couple who must cope with a revolving door of curfew-breaking kids.The Grown Up Adventures of Fink and PuzzyMaximilian Clark and Brendan Sokler are the creative partners behind The Grown Up Adventures of Fink and Puzzy. No stranger to the web series genre, Clark co-created and wrote the Starz Digital Series Llama Cop. Brendan is an AEA/SAG-AFTRA actor in New York City. When not producing his own work through Punching Up Productions, he can usually be found on the stages of The Pearl, The Pit, The Brick, The Flea… and other theatres. This is Maximillian’s return trip to the Stand Up & Pitch stage. He was part of the pitching team that presented The Working Dead (2015). The Grown Up Adventures of Fink and Puzzy is described as “…that one movie, where the guy learns the importance of family — but with blackmail and wolves.”Hit on MeHit on Me is a romantic comedy about love, longing and killing people from LoCo Motion Pictures, last year’s Beyond the Box pitch program winner (How to Buy a Baby, CBC). Co-creators Marvin Kaye and Elizabeth Whitmere will make the pitch for their series. Marvin Kaye is a writer/actor/singer and director.He is the Co-Creator/Executive Producer of the multi-award winning Less Than Kind, which ran four seasons on HBO Canada. Elizabeth Whitmere has more than a decade of on-camera experience, which she now translates into producing. Her first project as a producer was the critically acclaimed short film This Is Not What You Had Planned, starring Kristian Bruun and CSA winner Natalie Lisinska. She has gone on to produce several short films including Steven McCarthy’s bloody love story (and Canada’s Top 10 film) O Negative, Meghan Heffern’s romantic NYC romp Flung as well as a bizarre faux- documentary webseries for CBC digital called The Neddeaus of Duqesne Island.Fatal Murder MysterySophia Fabilli and Michelle Alexander collaborate non-stop and see no end in sight! As web series creators, they wrote Overachieving Underdogsand won Smokebomb’s AMP Accelerator competition. They also won Second City’s ‘Best New Comedy’ award for the play The Philanderess(Second City Main Stage, Toronto), and worked together on Celeste Percy-Beauregard’s play Well Born. Fatal Murder Mystery is described as an off-beat office comedy fused with Clue: The Movie, Army of Darkness, Two Ladies — and a dash of irreverence. This is their first Stand Up & Pitch appearance.Peter N’ Chris ExperiencePeter Carlone and Chris Wilson are a Canadian Comedy Award-winning sketch troupe from Vancouver, B.C. The duo have toured extensively, appearing at Just For Laughs, JFL42 and the Montreal Fringe Festival where they won the ‘Just For Laughs Best Comedy Award’ three consecutive years in a row. Peter and Chris are also contributing writers to the sketch comedy program The Irrelevant Show (CBC Radio), to CBC’s comedy website, and have contributed videos to CollegeHumor. They were writers on White Ninja, the first webcomic created especially for Vine, and currently have a show in network development with Paul F. Tompkins (Mr. Show with Bob and David). Peter N’ Chris Experience is a hilarious narrative-driven ‘reality show’ where hosts Peter and Chris experience things on their bucket list while documenting it all for you! This is their second pitch attempt at Stand Up & Pitch.The Judging PanelWhat is a pitch team without a panel of judges to pitch to! Sitting on this year’s judging panel, we have:Josh Poole. As VP of Development, Josh Poole oversees creative development for Above Average, Broadway Video’s digital comedy studio and production company. Since joining the company in 2012, Josh has played a significant role in shaping Above Average’s programming and content strategy and has produced dozens of short-form series for aboveaverage.com. In his current role he focuses on developing and producing long-form series for both traditional networks and digital platforms.Laura Schwartz. Manager of Development at New Form Digital, Laura Schwartz has produced three series and 11 pilots, spearheaded a comedy slate, and shepherded New Form’s 2017 diversity initiative. Prior to joining New Form, Laura worked in development and production for MTV’s digital platform MTV (Other).Peter Putka. Peter is an Emmy Award-winning producer/director (for Imagine New York) and the Executive Producer of Content Development & Production at Some Spider Studios. At Some Spider, Peter helped launch the branded entertainment division for the ScaryMommy channel, directing content for brands such as Chrysler, airbnb, Jet.com and H&M. Now the creative driving force behind the company’s latest original content initiative, he has helped establish its aggressive development fund and content incubator. He is Executive Producer of Scary Mommy’supcoming show “Lullaby League” starring Jim O’Heir (Parks & Rec).Spencer Griffin. Spencer Griffin is the Executive Producer and Senior Vice President of Big Breakfast, CollegeHumor’s offshoot production company. As Senior Vice President of Big Breakfast, Griffin has executive produced several shows: Adam Ruins Everything on TruTV; Middle of the Night Show on MTV; Fatal Decision on Verizon’s Go90; IFC’s Comedy Music Awards; Bad Internet on YouTube Red, and the recently announced Hot Date on PopTV. He was recently recognized with a Webby and Telly Award for his co-direction and production of a rap video starring a rapping First Lady Michelle Obama.Zoe Friedman. Zoe Friedman heads up comedy development for Blue Ribbon Content, a newly formed digital division of Warner Brothers Television. Prior to joining Blue Ribbon Content, Zoe was a production executive at Comedy Central where she helped create and oversee stand-out programming such as Drawn Together, Lil Bush, Dog Bites Man, Crossballs, Comedians of Comedy, and Important Things with Demetri Martin.Moderator for this year’s Beyond the Box pitch program is Sandra Payne, an award-winning writer/director/producer and the Vice Chairman of the International Academy of Web Television, a division of The Caucus. She has directed and produced more than 90 episodes of various web series.Don’t miss this event!Beyond the Box: Playing It Short takes place on Friday, July 28 at 12 Noon sharp in the Inspiration Room, Hyatt Regency Montreal, and is presented by Some Spider Studios, a media & entertainment company and publisher of Scary Mommy and Cafe. Included with your ComedyPRO pass. Regular price now in effect. To purchase your pass, please visit Eventbrite. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The finalists have been announced for the 2017 edition of Beyond the Box: Playing It Short, our short-form pitch program presented by Some Spider Studios in conjunction with the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV). Our finalists are:* Jo Scott and Jeff Murdoch, Curfeud* Maximilian Clark and Brendan Sokler, The Grown Up Adventures of Fink and Puzzy* Lauren Corber, Hit on Me* Sophia Fabilli and Michelle Alexander, Fatal Murder Mystery* Peter Carlone and Chris Wilson, Peter N’ Chris ExperienceAbout the Teams and their Projects:last_img read more