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‘Disaster’ marks end of Rain or Shine’s year

first_imgLATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award What compounded the Elasto Painters’ problems was their last field goal in the game was in the 1:51 mark of the fourth when Beau Belga’s layup cut the deficit to 87-83.“I guess it’s a poor defensive game and it was complimented by a bad offensive game, and that became a disaster,” said Tiu who had 14 points and four assists as Rain or Shine slipped to 1-1.“We didn’t execute very well, which led to a lot of easy points for them, and their confidence just grew. It’s hard to play against a team with that much confidence.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Belo explodes as Blackwater earns first win at expense of Rain or Shine Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Rain or Shine’s ending to the year 2017 wasn’t as colorful as it hoped it would be.The Elasto Painters suffered a disappointing 92-87 loss to Blackwater in a game they could’ve prevented from getting into the wayside.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Point guard Chris Tiu said what they put on the defensive end was a sorry excuse against a team that had already began building confidence in the early stages of the match.“Our defense was spotty today, we gave up a lot of open shots, and most of their shots were unchallenged,” said Tiu Friday at Cuneta Astrodome. “Blackwater was already feeling confident and they were shooting well especially in the first half.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBlackwater tallied 45.5 percent from the three-point range, going 5-of-11 in the first half alone, while scoring 11 points on the break to take a 47-44 lead heading into the break.Rain or Shine then saw the Elite close the game out with a 13-6 run with Mac Belo capping it off with an open three-pointer with 1:39 left in the game. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Three things we learned today at the WCup

first_img0Shares0000Russia has a nation enthralled as the 2018 World Cup hosts sail through the opening round to confound the team’s detractors © AFP / Johannes EISELEMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 19 – Japan began their World Cup campaign with a 2-1 win against Colombia, Senegal saw off Poland by the same scoreline, and Russia continued to defy their critics on Tuesday.Here, AFP Sports looks at three things we learned today at the World Cup: Written-off Russia excelRussia’s coach Stanislav Cherchesov has every reason to celebrate © AFP / CHRISTOPHE SIMONMost predictions before the first ball was kicked in anger last Thursday involved hosts Russia failing to even make it out of Group A.Coach Stanislav Cherchesov had told his team to ignore media criticism as they approached the tournament in the worst possible form, going winless in seven matches stretched over a long eight months and slumping to 70th in the world.Those critics are now looking as red-faced as the 2018 World Cup hosts’ shirts. How things have changed in the space of 180 minutes on the pitch. Their 5-0 rout of Saudi Arabia followed by the 3-1 dismantling of Mohamed Salah’s Egypt has lifted a nation’s spirits and put Cherchesov’s team almost certainly into the knockout stages and a possible last 16 date with either Portugal or Spain.Which is great news for the tournament as a bold run from a host nation adds to the atmosphere. Russian President Vladimir Putin will be among the many relieved that Russia are not joining a select club of one host nation — South Africa — who failed to make it out of the group stages.Teams defy coach turmoilJapan’s second goal scorer Yuya Osako and coach Akira Nishino in high spirits © AFP / JUAN BARRETORather than being an impediment it seems a ruthless change of coach can prove beneficial at the World Cup. Spain were in turmoil off the pitch with the sacking of Julen Lopetegui 48 hours before they opened against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal last week.But under Fernando Hierro the 2010 champions played their part in producing a World Cup classic in Friday’s 3-3 draw. Four days later it was Japan’s turn to show no ill effects from new management.The Japanese FA took a high-risk move in getting rid of Vahid Halilhodzic and replacing him with former technical director Akira Nishino in April. Those who made that decision will be sleeping easier Tuesday night after Nishino’s men with goals from Shinji Kagawa and Yuya Osako beat Colombia 2-1 to become the first Asian side to beat a South American team at a World Cup.Shades of 2002 for SenegalSenegal sitting pretty after surprise opening win against Poland © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVSenegal famously won their opening match at their only previous World Cup appearance in 2002, downing holders France 1-0 in a shock win en route to the quarter-finals.Sixteen years on they made a good start again, punishing poor defending to beat Poland 2-1 to become the first African team to win at the 2018 finals.The other four finalists from the continent have struggled to get off the mark. Tunisia were undone by Harry Kane in the 2-1 loss to England, Iran did it for Herve Renard’s Morocco, Croatia were too good for Nigeria, while Russia and Uruguay have toppled Egypt’s Pharaohs.So Senegal, boasting Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, could well find themselves flying the flag for Africa come the knockout stages. Just as they did in 2002, when Cameroon, Tunisia, Nigeria and South Africa all fell at the first hurdle.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Warriors, Raptors fix up before Finals resume

first_img0Shares0000Golden State’s Klay Thompson, right, is guarded by Toronto’s Pascal Siakam in game one of the NBA Finals © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / Vaughn RidleyTORONTO, Canada, Jun 2 – A victory in Sunday’s second game of the NBA Finals would lift Toronto halfway to the title, but that isn’t over-exciting the Raptors or worrying defending champion Golden State.Both teams have been studying videos of Thursday’s 118-109 Raptors romp in the best-of-seven showdown opener to make adjustments, Toronto coach Nick Nurse finding troubles despite the triumph. “There’s plenty we need to do better if we want to win another game in this series. So we have to fix those things,” Nurse said.“They were in a coverage the other night I had never seen before. They do a lot of innovative stuff. They probably got other things we haven’t seen that we’re going to have to adjust to on the fly.”Golden State’s defensive scheme kept Raptors star Kawhi Leonard to 5-of-14 shooting from the floor, his 23 points eight shy of his average.“I’m expecting him to play a lot better tomorrow,” Nurse said.Pascal Siakam ripped Golden State for 32 points and Marc Gasol added 20 to delight Canadian fans in Toronto’s NBA Finals debut.“The team that gets beat gets really determined,” Nurse said. “They try to fix things. They mostly play a lot harder and more physical.”Cameroonian forward Siakam made 11 consecutive shots, the longest finals run in two decades, and became the first finals debutante with 32 points, eight rebounds and five assists since Michael Jordan in 1991.“They’re going to make adjustments,” Siakam said. “I have to be ready for whatever comes at me.”– Champs ‘will be better’ –Count on the Warriors, who had won 12 prior playoff openers, to bounce back as they fight for a third consecutive NBA crown and fourth in five seasons.“I know we’ll be better so that’s always a good thing,” Warriors guard Klay Thompson said. “It’s first to four, not first to one. So still a lot of basketball to be played.”The Raptors realize that as well.“We understand it’s a long series,” Raptors reserve Fred VanVleet said. “It’s going to take a concerted effort. We just need to keep our focus. It’s one win. Nobody’s overreacting.”“You’ve got to protect home court,” added Raptors guard Danny Green. “Can’t give them any type of life or confidence.”Golden State coach Steve Kerr reacts during the Warriors’ loss in game one of the NBA Finals © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / Gregory ShamusGolden State coach Steve Kerr has stressed improved transition defense after Toronto’s fast-tempo attack baffled the Warriors.“A team like this that pushes the ball relentlessly, it’s not enough to just say transition defense is important. You have to feel it and we felt it. They ran the ball right past us several times,” Kerr said.“It’s great to have the videotape. That’s where you can really learn. Areas of our defensive game were really lacking and we have to clean up.”– Runs ‘like a gazelle’ –Warriors 3-point sharpshooter Stephen Curry gained a new appreciation for Toronto’s speed as well.Golden State’s Stephen Curry makes a shot against Toronto in game one of the NBA Finals © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / Gregory Shamus“It helps to see it, for sure,” he said. “It’s even more glaring when you can see the flow from offense to defense or the missed rotations or sloppy turnovers. Film never lies, as every coach has said. You can’t argue with what you see on there and we learned a lot.”The Warriors somewhat enjoy the challenge of battling from behind.“One game doesn’t define a series,” Curry said. “The things we need to do differently as a team in order to win is the stuff that’s the special part about the challenge — energy, effort, focus for 48 minutes.”Thompson says the Warriors must risk losing more rebounds to ensure enough defenders stop Toronto’s fast break.“Siakam was running the floor like a gazelle,” Thompson said. “They were getting the ball off the rim and just pushing it. We’ll have to make the adjustment in game two and try to send more guys back. We gave them too many naked looks.”Curry and Thompson will carry the scoring load with forward Kevin Durant still out with a right calf strain but expected back when the series shifts to Golden State for games Wednesday and Friday.Golden State’s Draymond Green has three playoff triple doubles in a row, one shy of Wilt Chamberlain’s 1967 record run, and his five total triple doubles is two shy of the 1967 Chamberlain record.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Travel Alert: Extra time needed as stop/go system begins in Inver

first_imgDonegal County Council is advising motorists to leave extra travel time for their journeys as a new stop/go system is put in place today.The N56 roadworks will take place on Inver Bridge towards Cranny Road Area for approximately two months.Starting from today, Monday, part of the route will be single lane only with a stop/go system in place. The works are part of the Drumbeigh – Inver Road SchemeLocation of the roadworks starting on Monday 4th November. Image: MapalerterTravel Alert: Extra time needed as stop/go system begins in Inver was last modified: November 3rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Half of World’s Smartphones Will Run Android by 2012, Says Gartner

first_imgRelated Posts In Android market share news, analysts at Gartner are now forecasting the Google-created mobile operating system will reach 49% smartphone market share by the end of 2012, based on handset sales. By the end of this year (2011), Android will be the most popular operating system in the world, as worldwide smartphone sales reach 468 million units.Meanwhile, iOS will remain the second largest platform through 2014, says Gartner, despite seeing slight market share decreases this year. RIM will decline, and Nokia will push Windows Phone up to the mid-tier by the end of 2012, it predicts. By 2013, Windows Phone will be the third-largest platform. sarah perez Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Android#mobile#news#Trends Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img While it should be noted that Dediu is a decidedly pro-Apple analyst, he often makes more sense than some of the larger analyst firms. That said, predicting smartphone market share in an industry like this is usually a shot in the dark. Things change fast around here – long-term forecasts of any kind probably shouldn’t be banked on. This isn’t the first analyst firm to forecast that the Nokia/Microsoft partnership will have a major impact on smartphone market share. In March, IDC also said that Windows Phone would be boosted, arriving in the number two position by 2015.Doubting the AnalystsOf course, these forecasts are not without their doubters. Both ZDNet and Engadget questioned IDC’s numbers last month, and today, independent analyst Horace Dediu of asymco is questioning Gartner’s.He says that Gartner’s assumption that Apple is “interested in maintaining margins rather than pursuing market share by changing its pricing strategy,” contradicts statements made by Apple’s COO Timothy D. Cook. He also doubts that RIM will be able to migrate from BlackBerry OS to QNX (the PlayBook OS) by 2012, as Gartner states. Finally, he doubts that the Nokia/Microsoft partnership will have that much of an effect by 2012, calling such a thing, if it was to occur, “an organizational miracle.”Dediu shared a useful chart, too, which showcases the current forecasts from various analyst firms, as well as the historical market share figures. The chart clearly shows that not all firms are on the same page when it comes to the future of the smartphone market. ABI Research, for example, sees more of a future in Samsung’s Bada OS than it does in Windows Phone. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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Breaking Down the Role of the Video Editing Supervisor

first_imgWe cover everything you need to know about the Video Editing Supervisor, how to work with one, and how you can become one.While there are arguments to make about the value of every aspect of a film or video project’s production, I’ve always felt that the post-production process is truly the most important. Yes, a person writing a script wields unlimited possibility, and a pre-production team can decide on any manner of roles, styles, or locations. A director and a DP can build a world visually from the ground up. But it’s the post team — the video editors and motion artists — who ultimately bring everything together.The video editing process is where all the great pieces of the puzzle finally come together. And, more often than not, all the problems or mistakes contained therein get fixed. The final product is something everyone can be proud of.When you’re just starting off, whether you’re a solo producer and shooter or an aspiring editor learning the ropes, the editing process can seem pretty straightforward. You shoot footage, take it into the edit, and boom — you’re done.However, as you’ll quickly learn once you get into the world of turnkey video production companies and full-service post-production houses, the editing role quickly becomes very complicated, often requiring many different editors with many different specialties and roles.At the heart of these bigger post-production houses and workflows are the all-important video editing supervisors. So, let’s go over what the title is, what the role entails, and how to become one.What Is a Video Editing Supervisor?A Video Editing Supervisor has many roles in the editing process. (Image by FrameStockFootages.)A video editing supervisor is a person (or sometimes persons) who plans, coordinates, oversees, and reviews every step of a video edit in the post-production process.This is a middle-management type of role; a video editing supervisor works directly with clients to understand the scope of their video editing projects and to coordinate the work with a team of editors. These projects can be for a few simple edits or upwards of hundreds of individual videos and deliverables.Defining the Role and WorkflowThe Video Editing Supervisor oversees a number of technical aspects of a project. (Image by senrakawa.)While the role may vary from company to company, generally speaking, a video editing supervisor is directly above a team of editors. This includes any number of senior, junior, and assistant editors, as well as color correction and audio specialists, and all manner of motion graphics, 2D and 3D animators, and all post-production providers.In my experience, working in-house with a medium-sized, full-service video production company (with around twenty employees), the video editing supervisor would be the point person once a project wrapped shooting. All footage, assets, and information from clients goes to the video editing supervisor, who then directs the workflow.This often includes — but is not limited to — the following:Safely securing and backing up all footage.Organizing all footage, files, and assets.Creating a project timeline.Giving assignments, roles, and deadlines.Checking in and problem-solving setbacks.Organizing exports.Quality control reviews.Managing exports, uploads, etc.Organizing final deliverables.However, by its nature, a lot can go wrong or change during an edit. So, quite often, the video editing supervisor is the one who steps in to make the hard decisions on how to solve these problems. Are important shots out of focus? Did footage get corrupted during an upload? How much time does a motion graphic artist really need to animate a logo?These are questions and problems a video editing supervisor must solve quickly and creatively in the face of an impending deadline.How to Become a Video Editing SupervisorA successful Video Editing Supervisor needs to be able to manage a team and work well with individuals. (Image by Gorodenkoff.)In some ways, it makes sense to say that the video editing supervisor is simply the most senior member of the post-production team. However, that’s not always the case. A good video editing supervisor needs to have a solid background in video editing and understand at least the basics of every program, application, and role on the team.A supervisor also needs to be a good leader, manager, and organizer of many different moving parts. The best video editing supervisors I’ve worked for and with have been a good mix of both — knowledgeable and talented  but also good with people, providing positive support for the rest of the team.If you’re interested in becoming a video editing supervisor, I’d suggest you start as an editor, ideally with a larger company or team. From there, you can move up from assistant to junior to senior, while developing your craft and skills. If you enjoy communicating and working with others, you can branch into the management side of things — the video editing supervisor.Cover image by Gorodenkoff.For more video editing roles, insights, and advice, check out these resources below.The Best Video Editing Programs: Final Cut Pro vs. Premiere ProGlowing Results: Grading Skin Tones in DaVinci ResolveThe Secret to Motion Blur in Adobe Premiere ProA Guide on Soliciting Feedback and Review for Film DraftsPocket 4K and Pocket 6K Owners — BRAW Comes to Premiere Prolast_img read more

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Dravid says he was unaware of nomination for Khel Ratna; BCCI says it gave enough info to ministry

first_imgFormer Indian captain Rahul Dravid on Tuesday reacted to the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna controversy claiming that he was unaware about his nomination for the highest sports award in the country.When asked if callousness on part of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) cost one of the greatest Indian batsmen his due, Dravid said, “I am not sure what I have been nominated for. How can I say anything?”Dravid’s statement reflects that he was kept in the dark by the BCCI about his Khel Ratna nomination.The BCCI also reacted on Tuesday after being accused of not having pushed hard Dravid’s case for the Khel Ratna and not fleshing out his exploits in details.BCCI president N. Srinivasan said, “We had proposed Dravid’s name. Do you expect us to lobby? It is not question of giving all the details about a legendary player. Everybody knows him. We gave sufficient information.”Ironically, the BCCI had only included cursory details of Dravid’s record in the last year despite being given ample time to meet the deadline. The deadline for the nominations was extended just to accommodate BCCI’s recommendations.While the achievement columns of most of the other Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award nominees listed their achievements in detail, the BCCI had kept the list of its nominees’ achievements too concise.Dravid was not finally selected by the Union sports ministry’s committee that announced names of London Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar (shooting) and bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt (wrestling) for the honour last week.advertisementYuvraj Singh, who has been preparing to stage a comeback after recovering from a rare germ cell cancer, was the only cricketer among the 25 sportsperson who were picked for the Arjuna Award.last_img read more

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PBA: Pogoy, TNT remain in sharp form, crush Alaska

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PBA IMAGESRR Pogoy came up with a sharp offensive effort on Friday, leading TNT KaTropa to a 92-78 victory over Alaska as the Texters stayed in the running for a twice-to-beat privilege in the first round of the PBA Philippine Cup playoffs.Missing just four of 13 field goal attempts for 24 points in just over 20 minutes on the Cuneta Astrodome floor, Pogoy was hot for the second straight outing for the equally sizzling Texters, who won a fourth straight game and rose to 6-3 overall.ADVERTISEMENT A look at the teams in the Champions League quarterfinals Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy LATEST STORIES Pogoy, who also led the Texters with 28 points in a 127-89 demolition of Blackwater last week, was forced to limp out of the floor with 8:44 left after a physical play for a looseball. The Texters were able to carve out the dominant win even with just one other player–Troy Rosario with 15 points–finishing in twin digits and franchise player Jason Castro shooting just eight.With a sweep of their remaining two games in the eliminations, the Texters can avail of the quarterfinal bonus via the backdoor by dragging the No. 2 team into a playoff.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe loss was the third straight for the Aces, who have labored hard all-conference long because of manpower woes. With a 3-5 slate, Alaska would need to sweep their last three games to entertain thoughts of making the playoffs without a hitch. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed View commentslast_img read more

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Uruguay and Russia face off tonight in order to determine…

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementPhoto Credits: www.whatson.isThis World Cup has turned out to be a pretty successful affair for host nation Russia in the group stages. They were considered to be the weakest team in the tournament because they came into this World Cup as the lowest ranked team.However, they silenced their doubters and critics with a 5-0 victory against an ill-fated Saudi Arabia in their very first match. They soon followed this up with a 3-1 victory over a Mohammed Salah led Egyptian team and qualified for the knockout stages for the first time in 32 years, after the then Soviet Union last did it in 1986.Uruguay started off their World Cup campaign with a tightly fought 1-0 victory over an Egyptian team without their talismanic striker Mohamed Salah courtesy of an 89th-minute winner from Jose Gimenez.They followed this up with another 1-0 victory over the Saudi Arabians with the help of their marquee striker Luis Suarez, who celebrated his 100th appearance for La Celeste with the deciding goal.The sides have faced off eight times, including meetings with the Soviet Union and Russia have by far the better track record with six wins to one, plus one draw.The team line-ups: We have our first set of teams confirmed!Here are the line-ups for #URURUS…#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/x6CJZlq1w3— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 25, 2018Uruguay will take on Russia at Samara Stadium, Samara. The match is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm IST and will be broadcast on Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 2 HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD in English Commentary and Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Also read: FIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 11FIFA World Cup 2018: Battle For The Wooden Spoon As Saudi Arabia take on Egyptlast_img read more