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Sports Media Urged Not to Pitch Players against Each Other

first_imgWith absolute calm that is prevailing in the national soccer team, Lone Star, LFA President Musa Bility has called on the sports media not to pitch one player against the other.Bility told sports journalists in Monrovia yesterday that ten players of the national team are presently in the country, while others are expected in a day to join the preparation for the final countdown against Togo on Sunday.He said Francis Grandpa Doe, William Jerbo, Sam Johnson and a host of others are ready to defend the national flag and therefore called on sports journalists to encourage them as they prepare for their engagement against Togo.Directing his attention to SWAL President Roland Mulbah, Bility appealed to him to relate the information to his members to let Liberia’s interest become a priority by encouraging the players.“We need stability and we need God and therefore we are calling on our religious leaders to join in their efforts to (pray) for our crucial match on Sunday,” Bility said.Bility noted that the LFA has not received any information about the arrival of the Togolese national team delegation, but said that with visas not being any problem in the ECOWAS sub-region, the delegation could come the day of the match.He meanwhile pointed out that Liberia vs. Togo’s game is yet to be played and therefore no one should conclude that Liberia has already won the match.“We need to go to the game with the determination that our success depends on victory on Sunday,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Inmate charged for beating prisoner to death

first_imgThe inmate, who allegedly attacked and severely beat another prisoner with a piece of wood, was on Wednesday slapped with the capital offense of murder and appeared at the Cove and John Magistrates’ Courts.Thirty-one-year-old Devindira Persaud, who was on remand at the Lusignan Holding Bay, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on another charge, made his appearance before Magistrate Fabayo Azore. It is alleged that he hit 23-year-old Samuel Lyttle of Stewartville, West Coast Demerara (WCD) with a piece of wood on June 25 at the prison.It is alleged that Lyttle was in his hammock when Persaud attacked him with a wood that had a nail stuck through it. Persaud reportedly lashed Lyttle repeatedly about the head before being restrained by prison wardens.Lyttle succumbed one day after the beating at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). Lyttle was remanded on June 19 on breaking and entering and larceny charges.However, on June 25, he and Persaud were involved in an argument when the perpetrator allegedly picked up a piece of wood and struck him. Lyttle was treated at the prison infirmary but was rushed to GPHC due to the severity of his injuries. Persaud was remanded and the case will continue on August 8 at the Vigilance Magistrates’ Court.It was only in April that another prisoner of the said prison was also killed by other inmates who beat him following a dispute. That prisoner has been identified as 30-year-old Shaheed Ali of Albouystown, Georgetown.last_img read more

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Torch Middle School earns distinguished title

first_img“Our kids are constantly in the process of learning English,” said Principal Joe Medina. “On the one hand, the kids are acquiring the same academics all the other students in the state are acquiring. But at the same time, they have the added challenge of acquiring the language as well.” Since 2000, Torch’s Academic Performance Index scores have risen a minimum of 20 points each year. At the beginning of the school year, officials hand out an agenda and a white 3-inch binder to every students to help them keep organized. “When I need to find an assignment, I just kind of quickly look through \ and find it,” said eighth-grader Rosa Gonzalez. Gonzalez belongs to Torch’s Advancement Via Individual Determination program, which prepares its students for college. The campus, which sits next to a factory, is adorned with banners from UCLA, USC, Stanford and other universities. Also on display are “A-G” planning charts listing the requirements for applying to a University of California school. “Our philosophy here is every student has the potential to go to college,” said Jimmy Lima, one of two school counselors, who often makes home visits when students don’t show up for class. Assistant Principal Robert Reyes credits Medina, who took over at Torch six years ago, with lifting expectations and putting the school on the path toward achievement. “He, in a sense, came in with hope,” Reyes said. “We fed off that desire, that vision, that hope.” tania.chatila@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: AVID advancement INDUSTRY – Set in a low-income community with its share of drugs and gangs, Torch Middle School in Industry appears on the surface to have the odds stacked against it. About 30 percent of the school’s 800 or so sixth- through eighth-graders are learning English; 78 percent are on free- or reduced-lunch programs; and about 75 percent of their parents speak only Spanish. But any low expectations should be checked at Torch’s door. The school recently was named a California Distinguished School. last_img read more

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West Moberly First Nations set for Trial over Site C dam

first_imgMOBERLY, B.C. – On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 the discussions taking place between the B.C. government and the West Moberly First Nations regarding the Site C dam have ended. A 120-day trial has been scheduled to begin on March 2022. According to the First Nations, the Horgan Government is expected to defend the decision made by Christy Clark’s BC Liberal Government in 2014 to approve Site C, which the West Moberly says infringed Treaty 8. West Moberly First Nations Chief Willson said, “We can’t disclose anything confidential from the discussions with BC, but I can assure you that there are dark days ahead for Site C. Watch the numbers climb and the dates slip. Wait for the excuses and the distractions”.- Advertisement -The Site C trial will determine whether constitutional rights under Treaty 8 to maintain a traditional way of life have been infringed. If the court sides against the BC Government, court orders could impose further delays or cancel the project in order to prevent the Peace River Valley from being flooded, shares the West Moberly First Nations. “Stopping this dam has always been the right thing to do. It would have taken some courage and some leadership, but it could have saved British Columbia billions of dollars and produced a clear example of reconciliation with First Nations. Instead, the Horgan Government hooked themselves up to Christy Clark’s boondoggle and are watching helplessly as it skids out of control,” said Chief Roland Willson.last_img read more

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Meetings 3/6

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Here is a list of upcoming neighborhood council meetings: Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 19700 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch. Call (818) 831-2330 or see www.prnc.org. Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Parkman Middle School, 20800 Burbank Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 713-8600 or see www.WoodlandHillsCouncil.org. Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1B at the Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 908-1840. Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Gleason Middle School, 10965 Mount Gleason Ave., Sunland. Call (818) 951-7411. Sylmar Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium at Hubbard Street Elementary School, 13325 Hubbard St., Sylmar. Call (818) 833-8737. Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council, 6 p.m. Friday in the conference room at Granada Hills Public Library, 10640 Petit Ave., Granada Hills. Call (818) 321-6259 or see www.OldGranadaHills.org. Mission Hills Neighborhood Council, 6 p.m. March 14 in the auditorium at San Jose Street Elementary School, 14028 Clymer St., Mission Hills. Commissioner Yolanda Fuentes, Los Angeles City Board of Public Works-Public Affairs Office, is the scheduled speaker. Call (818) 472-1017. North Hills West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 15 in Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 893-8613 or see www.northhillswest.org. Studio City Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 15 in Annex 1 at CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave. (enter Gate A), Studio City. A candidates forum, 7 p.m. March 22 in Annex 1 at CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave. (enter Gate A), Studio City. An election will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 29 in the auditorium foyer at Reed Middle School, 4525 Irvine Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 655-5400 or see www.scnc. West Valley-Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council will hold elections from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 18 at Lake Balboa Studios, 7412 Balboa Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 780-8240. Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 20 at Canoas Banquet Hall, 18136 Sherman Way (use back entrance), Reseda. Call (818) 832-7540 or see www.resedacouncil.org. Arleta Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. March 21 in the auditorium at Beachy Avenue Elementary School, 9757 Beachy Ave., Arleta. Call (818) 896-5860. Panorama City Neighborhood Council (forming), 6:30 p.m. March 23 in the second-floor meeting room at the Mission Community Hospital medical building, 14860 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. Call (818) 374-9895. Notices of neighborhood council meetings are published every Monday. Send information two weeks in advance, including time, date, location and a phone number. Fax to (818) 713-0058 or send e-mail to dnmetro@dailynews.com.last_img read more

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OFFICIAL: Marco Silva appointed as Watford manager

first_img1 Watford have named former Hull boss Marco Silva as their new head coach.Silva left Hull following their relegation from the Premier League at the end of the season, and replaces Walter Mazzarri at Vicarage Road.Although the Portuguese was unable to save Hull from the drop, Silva impressed during his five months in charge of the Tigers and had been linked with vacancies at Porto and Crystal Palace.Watford chairman Scott Duxbury said on the club’s website: “Marco was one of the most sought-after head coaches in the Premier League.“His pedigree and promise speaks for itself, with his achievements in top divisions elsewhere across Europe as well as his work at Hull City last season.“We are delighted to have secured his services and to be welcoming a head coach of his profile and potential.“It’s an exciting time to be a Watford fan and I’m sure all supporters will join me in offering Marco and his family the warmest of welcomes to Vicarage Road.”The 39-year-old Silva won the Greek title with Olympiacos in 2016 and the Portuguese Cup with Sporting in 2015. He had also coached with Estoril before moving to Hull in January of this year. Silva becomes the ninth man to take charge of Watford in just five years, with the Pozzo family having been quick to pull the trigger since their takeover in 2012.Mazzarri signed a three-year deal when he took over last May but was dispensed with despite ensuring the club’s safety in the Premier League with a 17th-placed finish. His departure was perhaps not a surprise given that he replaced the popular Quique Sanchez Flores, similarly dispensed with despite guiding the club to 13th and the semi-finals of the FA Cup.Silva has signed a two-year deal but will know he must satisfy demanding owners if he is to see it out. The Portuguese boss replaces the departed Walter Mazzarri last_img read more

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Icynene Has a New Foam With a Higher R-Value

first_imgIcynene is now offering a low-density polyurethane foam insulation with a slightly higher R-value, which the company says will help builders meet stricter energy code requirements.The product is called Icynene Classic Plus. The manufacturer says that the two-part spray foam insulation has an R-value of 4 per inch, compared to R-3.7 per inch for its Classic and Classic Max open-cell foam products.Sprayed into a 2×6 wall, the foam would provide a total of R-22 in stud cavities. (Whole-wall R-values would be lower because of thermal bridging at wall studs, headers, and other framing members.) The company’s other low-density polyurethane foams have R-values of 3.7 per inch, meaning that 2×6 wall cavities with these older formulations would have a total R-value of 20.35.The new product that attains R-22 has a high enough R-value to meet the International Code Council’s 2012 energy requirements (explained in a blog by GBA senior editor Martin Holladay). But Icynene said that most states are using the 2009 energy code, which requires R-21 in Climate Zones 7 and 8, and some jurisdictions that have adopted the 2012 requirements have modified it so that it, too, calls for R-21 in wall cavities.“We initially developed the Classic Plus to meet the 2009 code, but have seen other climate zones adopt the R-21 value as well, so we can satisfy all areas in the country that require R-21 (even R-22) in 2×6 wood stud walls,” a company spokesman said by e-mail.Like other open-cell polyurethane foams, Classic Plus is vapor-permeable. But it has slightly higher density than other Icynene open-cell products, 0.7 lb. per cubic foot (pcf) vs. 0.5 pcf. It’s also water-blown, so it has minimal global warming potential, Icynene says.last_img read more

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7 Master Cinematography Techniques from Iconic Directors

first_img The Close-Up MontageIf you need to pump up your audience, then you need the quick-cut close-up montage. You know what it is. The “lock and load” montage. The “gearing up” montage. Here’s a supercut if you still don’t know what I’m talking about.If you’re curious about how to edit a montage sequence like this, check out our tutorial.The undeniable master of the quick-cut close-up montage is Edgar Wright. In this next video, Wright himself offers up examples of the shot and explains how he pulls them off. (Hint: He films them in reverse.)And for more . . . Dutch AngleSimply put, the dutch angle involves tilting the camera to one side. The shot is an effective way to communicate disorientation, desperation, drunkenness, and intensity. Here’s a fun look at how to use the dutch angle in your next film or documentary.  The Low-Angle Trunk ShotThe trunk shot is exactly what it sounds like — a shot from inside the trunk of a car. Of course, it’s not always easy to fit a camera operator and a full-sized movie camera into the confines of a trunk, so often art departments use fake walls and hatches. It’s safe to say that Quentin Tarantino is a great lover of the trunk shot, as we can see in this compilation from Lost Theater. One-Point PerspectiveOne-Point Perspective is synonymous with Stanley Kubrick — and rightfully so. Wes Anderson has carried on the tradition of symmetrical shots, but Kubrick made the technique mainstream. When people use the word “Kubrickian,” they mean this . . .And for a little more . . .(Side note: Since Kogonada originally published these video essays, he’s gone on to direct his own feature film, Columbus. The film is brilliant and often makes use of the techniques that so clearly inspired Kogonada from the start. Here’s a brief video diving into how and why these inspirations take form.  The Whip PanThe whip pan conveys urgency and rhythm. It’s a fluid shot that is often the fastest way to get from Point A to Point B. Paul Thomas Anderson has the whip pan on lockdown, masterfully using the technique to hide his cuts and maintain pace while ramping up the tension in a scene. For a filmmaker with a ton of ticks up his sleeve, the whip pan is one of Anderson’s most distinctive calling cards.Here’s BooneLovesVideo with a stellar tutorial on how to pull off the whip-pan in three different ways.center_img Every director has a go-to shot that makes a scene unmistakably their own. Let’s take a look at 7 iconic cinematography techniques.Great directors make an impact on the history of filmmaking, introducing a style and a technical approach that becomes trademark. Akira Kurosawa’s approach to storytelling influenced George Lucas. Robert Altman’s sprawling character sketches inspired Paul Thomas Anderson. Yet, every legendary director can take their influences and create something completely new. The purely visual nature of filmmaking is where most filmmakers begin making their mark.Let’s look at a handful of iconic cinematography techniques used by the masters of filmmaking. The Dolly ZoomHere’s a straightforward explanation of how the dolly zoom works.Unsettling is putting it lightly. First imagined by the Romanian filmmaker Sergiu Huzum (but most famously used in Hitchcock’s Vertigo), the dolly zoom is the go-to shot for conveying paranoia, unease, or horror. Pulling off the Effect in Post-ProductionIf you forgot to pull off the effect in-camera, here’s how you can easily pull it off in post-production.Vashi Nedomansky has created this insightful video roundup featuring various uses of the dolly zoom throughout cinema history.  Long Tracking ShotsA subtle technique that can sometimes go unnoticed is the long tracking shot. One of (if not the best) long-take directors working right now is Alfonso Cuarón. Whether it’s flying and flailing through space in Gravity to navigating the war-torn chaos of Children of Men. These seemingly one-take sequences are one of the best ways to immerse your audience. Here’s a look at how the director uses the filmmaking trick.Here’a pretty excellent breakdown of how to pull off this shot effectively.One of Martin Scorsese’s go-to tricks, the long tracking shot perfectly situates the viewer in the world of a film. Looking for cinematography articles? Check these out.Building The Ultimate, High-Versatility Cinema Camera PackageInsights into the Cinematography of the Award-Winning Doc-Series “Tales By Light”The Whys and Hows of Tracking: Handheld vs. StabilizedCinematography Tip: Working with Unmotivated Camera MovementThe Cameras and Lenses Behind 2019’s Oscar-Nominated Filmslast_img read more

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Rockets zoom to 13th straight win, rally past Jazz

first_imgComing in, it was a matchup of two of the hottest teams in the NBA. The Jazz had won 12 of 13 games but couldn’t find easy baskets against the Rockets scrambling defense.Gobert scored 17 and Donovan Mitchell had 16 to lead the Jazz, who were 7-of-29 from 3-point range – including the Jazz rookie who was 1-of-9.“We just weren’t together,” Mitchell said. “Unforced errors — I had eight turnovers out of 22. That’s damn near half. Just mental mistakes.”Rockets missed 15 of their first 17 3-pointers themselves but the cold spell didn’t last as Trevor Ariza hit back-to-back long balls to give the Rockets their first lead of the second half at 59-57. Stifling defense helped stretch that to a 77-65 advantage early in the final period with Harden on the bench for much of a 14-2 run.When Mitchell drove for a dunk with 4:30 left in the second quarter, the Jazz took their largest lead at 44-29.The Rockets won all four meetings with the Jazz this season by double digits.The contest began a stretch where Rockets play six of seven on the road but Houston remains on a pace for the best record in franchise history even with a depleted roster. Ryan Anderson was out with a groin injury and Eric Gordon and Clint Capela missed the game with illness. Brandan Wright sat with a sore knee.“This is probably our best win of the year because we were short-handed and we grind it out. I didn’t know how we were going to win, and they figured out a way,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said.TIP-INSRockets: Joe Johnson, who was traded by Utah at midseason and then signed with Houston, received applause when he entered the game in the first quarter. … Harden and Jae Crowder banged knees in the final minute of the second quarter. Harden rocked on his back and grimaced but then played the rest of the half. … The Rockets scored a season-low 39 points in the first half.Jazz: Backup PG Raul Neto missed his third straight game with a right ankle sprain. … As the first half came to an end, Joe Ingles and Harden hand fought, bumped and talked trash. Ingles, the NBA leader in 3-point percentage, missed four of his five of his attempts beyond the arc and scored 6 points. … The Jazz held the Rockets to fewer than 10 3-pointers for the first time since Oct. 23.LET’S JUST HOOP Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul (3) and James Harden (13) celebrate in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Time and again in the fourth quarter, Luc Mbah a Moute saw 7-foot-1 Rudy Gobert guarding him on the perimeter.His eyes lit up.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Against the Jazz, he was ready.“I watched the tapes this morning and saw how I could exploit it if ever that kind of matchup happened again. … The opportunity presented itself so I was already prepared for it and I took advantage,” Mbah a Moute said.The Jazz seemed determined to limit Harden and run the Rocket’s top shooters off the 3-point line but Mbah a Moute exploited the open shots and lanes to the basket to keep the Jazz at bay.Mbah a Moute went 7-for-7 and Chris Paul added 15 points for the streaking Rockets, who trailed by as many as 15 in the first half.“That was a big grind-out game for us. We got here and didn’t know what guys were going to be out, so it was just next-man-up,” Paul said. “We expect Luc to take and make those shots. We trust each other.”ADVERTISEMENT Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus AFP official booed out of forumcenter_img Ingram has 21 points as Lakers show off depth, beat Hawks Paul said they play a certain style no matter who’s out there on the court. Before the Rockets went out for the opening tip, Paul wasn’t worried about who was injured and if they might have odd rotations. “Alright, we got who we got. Let’s just go hoop,” he said to his teammates.ALPHA DOGS ARE BARKINGD’Antoni isn’t concerned about motivating the Rockets. “Hey, you know your alpha dogs are hungry. They play. They love to play basketball. James (Harden) loves to play, so he’s ready to go every night he can. … and the chemistry’s really good.”UP NEXTRockets: Visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.Jazz: Host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. LATEST STORIES LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ After all, he had a feeling this might happen and the Rockets forward took advantage.“I just slowed down and took what the defense gave me,” Mbah a Moute said. “It’s always fun to make them pay for a mismatch and make shots.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMbah a Moute scored 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and James Harden had 26 points to lift the Houston Rockets to their 13th straight win, 96-85 over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.Playing the second side of a back-to-back set at high altitude, nothing seemed to come easy for the Rockets but the Jazz committed 22 turnovers, many of them unforced, to ease the pressure. 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