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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. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Mbah a Moute saw Denver center Nikola Jokic guard him for a while on Sunday night admitted it threw him off. 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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Vijender on song; Akhil bows out

first_imgVijender Singh (75kg) took just over a minute to pull off an intimidating knock-out win and assure himself of a second successive Commonwealth Games medal but it was curtains for defending champion Akhil Kumar who was beaten by Olympic bronze-medallist Bruno Julie in the boxing quarterfinals of the event on Sunday.Asian silver-medallist Jai Bhagwan (60kg), Asian bronze-medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) and nine-time national champion Dilbag Singh (69kg) were the other three boxers who assured India of medals at the event.The raucous crowd at the Talkatora Stadium had not even settled down after giving him a thunderous welcome before world number one Vijender knocked out Elias Nashivela of Namibia within just a minute and 22 seconds of entering the ring.India’s Vijender Singh is declared winner after beating Namibia’s pugilist Elias Nashivela during the quarterfinals of 75-kg boxing event of Commonwealth Games at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday. Photo:PTIThe 24-year-old Olympic and World Championship bronze-medallist was leading 2-0 against an immensely intimidated rival who seemed too wary of even approaching the local favourite for an attack. The blow that left Nashivela dazed was a powerful left hook.”When you have a ranking of world number one, rivals do get intimidated but I never take anyone lightly. I wanted to play three full rounds but it ended up being a knock-out,” Vijender said.”The fight is on for a gold and I have to beat my rivals for that. My reputation alone won’t get me points but yes the crowd support and the atmosphere gives me a lot of energy and at times ends up affecting my rivals,” said the dashing Haryana-lad, who had won a silver in the previous edition of the Games.advertisementHe will now face England’s Anthony Ogogo, who defeated Yves Ulysse of Canada 6-2.”I have heard he is a tough customer and I am sure the crowd will get to see a good, competitive bout,” Vijender said.Earlier, Jai, a Commonwealth Championship gold-medallist, blanked Waheed Sogbamu of Nigeria 10-0, Dilbag thrashed Botswana’s Moabi Mothiba 11-3 and Manoj defeated Kenya’s Blackmoses Mathenge 6-2 to join Amandeep Singh (49kg) and Suranjoy Singh (52kg), who won their quarterfinal bouts yesterday, in assuring themselves of their maiden CWG medals.”A medal here would be life-changing for me especially if it ends up being a gold medal. I would get fame and there would be financial benefits as well,” said an elated Jai, who had almost given up boxing before Vijender motivated him to return to the national camp in 2008.last_img read more

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Football: Emery praises Guardiola

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementUnai Emery(L) with Pep Guardiola(R); Photo Credits: Getty Images.Ahead of their clash at the Emirates on Sunday, Unai Emery admitted that Pep Guardiola is better than him.Unai Emery will take charge of his first competitive match as Arsenal manager with Guardiola in the opposite dug-out.Emery had locked horns with Guardiola before in 10 different occasions but has never come out as the winner.The new Arsenal gaffer admits that Guardiola has always been the better one both as a player and a manager, but has welcomed the challenge posed by his counterpart.He explained that they started their careers as coaches at probably the same time but Guardiola’s career is statistically better than him. But, he likes playing against him as the demanding nature of such a match motivates him.He also said that when they were in Spain, each match against Barcelona with Valencia was very exciting.Aaron Ramsey is fit to play in Sunday’s game after recovering from a calf problem sustained in a pre-season friendly against Chelsea.Emery also said Ainsley Maitland-Niles is expected to start at left-back, a position he filled in at last season, with Saed Kolasinac sidelined for two months and Nacho Monreal only returning to training on Friday after picking up a knee problem at the World Cup.Read Also: Football: Marcus Rashford is Manchester United’s new No. 10last_img read more

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World Cup 2018: Mohamed Salah fit to face Russia, says Egypt coach

first_imgEgypt coach Hector Cuper is ready to unleash Mohamed Salah against hosts Russia when the two sides face-off in the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Tuesday.A shoulder injury kept Salah out of Egypt’s opening game against Group A favourites Uruguay, in which the team from north Africa were beaten 1-0.Russians made a dream start, beating Saudi Arabia 5-0 to rise to the top of the group above Uruguay on goal difference and Egypt must at least draw with the host nation in St Petersburg on Tuesday to keep their World Cup hopes alive.”Salah is fit,” Cuper told reporters on Monday. “We always carry out a last physical test before we announce our line-up and today we will have an important test for him to see how he does.”I think he will be able to play. He is an essential piece in our team.”2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGESalah spent last season scything through some of the best defences in Europe, scoring 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool in the most prolific campaign of his career.He has scored 33 goals in 57 appearances for Egypt and was their top scorer in World Cup qualifying, sealing their place in Russia with a stoppage-time penalty against Congo that sparked wild celebrations in the soccer-mad country.”He’s a great player, a crucial player, that much is perfectly clear,” the Argentine added.”Salah is one of the best players in the world. For me there’s no shadow of a doubt there. It’s an honour and a privilege to coach him.advertisement”On top of being talented, he is humble. He is a team player and that at least for me is extremely important now. He’s an important player for us. Nobody can deny that. I say it with all due respect to the other players in the Egyptian squad…. I think he’ll be able to play.”Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov told reporters he had devised a tactical plan to keep Salah quiet and Cuper is delighted.”I think it’s great if their coach is only focusing on Salah,” he said. “Whether Salah can be stopped or not, different coaches will have different strategies.”Salah is a player who has enormous skill and I have to say when we don’t have him, we feel his absence.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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College GameDay Officially Headed To Clemson vs. Notre Dame Next Saturday

first_imgCollege GameDay's next stop will be at the Clemson vs. Notre Dame game.College GameDayMuch to the chagrin of Indiana football fans, ESPN’s College GameDay is officially headed to Clemson ahead of the Tigers’ big contest against Notre Dame next Saturday. The Tigers and Irish will be meeting on the gridiron for the first time since 1979.Indiana fans, including ESPN’s Dan Dakich, had been making a push to get GameDay to come ahead of the Hoosiers’ Big Ten affair against Ohio State. Alabama vs. Georgia, one of the biggest SEC games of the year, was likely also considered.See you in a week, @ClemsonFB and @NDFootball. pic.twitter.com/tzHB1H4ilA— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 27, 2015Back in 2013, GameDay was on-hand for two of Clemson’s home games. The Tigers beat Georgia in their opener, but lost to Florida State mid-season.last_img read more

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Thumb fracture no deterrent as Dhawan sweats it out in the gym

first_imgNottingham: Opener Shikhar Dhawan is not letting his injury get the better of him as he strives to recover fast and get back to playing for India in the ongoing World Cup. Dhawan posted a video of him sweating it out at the gym with a plastered thumb. Along with the video, the 33-year old shared a message thanking his fans for their best wishes. “You can make these situations your nightmare or use it (as) an opportunity to bounce back. Thank you for all the recovery messages from everyone,” Dhawan wrote alongside the video. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ MedvedevDhawan was seen doing leg exercises as India get ready to take on Pakistan in a marquee clash in Manchester on Sunday. Dhawan suffered the injury after being hit by a Pat Cummins delivery during his 109-ball 117 knock against Australia. Rishabh Pant, who was initially ignored for Dinesh Karthik when the 15-member squad was picked, has been named as standby and is expected to fly in to England as cover. “Shikhar will be in a plaster for a couple of weeks, we’ll assess and see. Hopefully he’ll be available for the later half and the semi-finals. He’s motivated, we wanted to keep him back,” Kohli had said after their New Zealand tie was called off on Thursday due to rain and a wet outfield. Dhawan was back to his sublime best against Australia when he struck his 17th ODI hundred, a crisp 117 off 109 balls.last_img read more

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HP Hibbett rise Foot Locker Autodesk fall

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:Autodesk Inc., down $8.32 to $161.22The design software company’s first quarter profit and revenue fell short of Wall Street forecasts.Foot Locker Inc., down $8.43 to $44.40The shoe store’s first quarter financial results fell short of analysts’ forecast and it trimmed its profit forecast for the year.Total System Services Inc., up $13.83 to $113.45The credit card transaction company is in preliminary talks for a deal with Global Payments, according to media reports.Deckers Outdoor Corp., up $6.05 to $153.46The maker of Ugg footwear blew away Wall Street’s fiscal fourth quarter profit forecasts.HP Inc., up 84 cents to $20.03The computer and printer maker’s first quarter profit and revenue beat analysts’ forecasts.Hibbett Sports Inc., up $4.14 to $23.96The sporting goods store’s first quarter profit trounced Wall Street forecasts and it raised its profit outlook for the year.Intuit Inc., up $16.17 to $257.48The maker of TurboTax and accounting software beat Wall Street’s fiscal third quarter forecasts and gave a solid outlook for the year.Boeing Co., up $4.35 to $354.90The Federal Aviation Administration could approve the airplane maker’s 737 MAX’s return to service as soon as late June, according to media reports.The Associated Press read more

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Commentary Rejoice in the arrival of Big Ten conference play

Big Ten football fans, rejoice! Conference play has arrived and you are on the road to avoiding more national scrutiny about the quality of the league. You know the criticism of which I speak. It’s been a seemingly never-ending cascade of disparagement regarding Big Ten football, how much it has fallen off, etc. Everyone must agree the Big Ten endured a forgettable non-conference portion of the 2012 season, which included: – Then-No. 8-ranked Michigan’s 41-14 loss to then-No. 2-ranked Alabama on Sept. 1 – Penn State’s 24-14 loss to Ohio on Sept. 1 – All three losses to Notre Dame by Purdue, Michigan and Michigan State – Iowa’s 32-31 loss to Central Michigan – Too many other really bad games See, the problem with these non-conference matchups is they provide context. When Alabama trounces Michigan by 27 points, America, and particularly Southeastern Conference fans and media, can begin to quantify the gulf in talent between the SEC’s best and the Big Ten’s perceived best. When Mid-American Conference teams barge into Big Ten country and smack Iowa and Penn State around, that provides even more quantifiable evidence of the Big Ten’s perceived inferiority. Now, those loses and the kind of context they provide is nice for others’ banter and formulating others’ opinions about the quality (or lack of quality) of the Big Ten. It’s really just a bother for the fans and media of Big Ten, though. It’s bothersome, like a gnat or a cramp in your leg after a nice jog. Mercifully, the non-conference schedule is over. Big Ten teams can now beat the crap out of each other and the comparisons will still come at the conference from every direction, but those comparisons will lack the inter-conference context. Heck, Ohio State football could run the table or Wisconsin or Nebraska could end the regular season with one loss. And we’ll know it’s all hollow, but no one else will. You’ve heard the old saying that it’s safer to travel in groups. Well, the Big Ten will proceed in 2012 as a single, self-contained unit in conference play. No outside interferences like Alabama, no context-seeking MAC schools. It’s just us – the Legends and Leaders divisions. Now, it’s all about the dusty, old trophies, the ever-so-fragile reputations of the programs and all the new coaches at Big Ten schools and the, er, improvements they’ve made. Boy, is it ever nice to be back into Big Ten play, and just in time too. Another week of losses perceived to be embarrassing by those wacky pundits and they might write this conference off altogether. Safe and sound in conference play. Whew. read more

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Russell exits early as Ohio State routs Nebraska 8157 with Phil Jackson

Nebraska junior forward Walter Pitchford (35) and OSU senior center Amir Williams (23) compete for a jump ball during a Feb. 26 game at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 81-57. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Lantern photographerWith arguably the greatest basketball coach in recent memory watching courtside, the Ohio State men’s basketball team got back on track at the Schottenstein Center.The Buckeyes (20-8, 9-6) bounced back from back-to-back losses in emphatic fashion, defeating the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 81-57, Thursday night.Playing in OSU’s first home game in more than two weeks, freshman forward Jae’Sean Tate said it felt good to be back in front of a home crowd.“It definitely feels good to be home. It feels like we haven’t been home in forever. But I just think the team buckled down,” he said. “We needed this win and we just came together and started playing Ohio State basketball.”With New York Knicks president Phil Jackson in the house to presumably scout OSU freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, the Buckeyes opened up an 18-point halftime lead on the struggling Cornhuskers (13-15, 5-11) behind contributions from multiple players not named Russell.Tate was a perfect 6-of-6 from the field in the opening half, scoring 14 of his career-high 22 points before the break.OSU coach Thad Matta said after the game that Tate’s performance was one of the reasons the Buckeyes were able to coast to victory.“I thought Jae’Sean was terrific. He is that guy who has a mentality … there’s not a selfish bone in him,” Matta said. “The plays that he made were there for him, I thought he took great advantage of them. It excites you to coach a kid like that.”With just three home games left in his Buckeye career, including Thursday night, senior forward Sam Thompson finished with 15 points including a perfect 3-of-3 from behind the arc.Matta said the Buckeyes are a much more dangerous team when Thompson is hitting from deep.“It’s big because he can also get inside the paint. His percentage (from 3-point range) has been a little bit low, but if you look historically throughout his career, he has been 35 (percent) plus,” Matta said. “Hopefully he is kind of hitting his groove just in terms of making shots for us because it definitely opens things up for us.”The Cornhuskers buried back-to-back 3-pointers to open the second half but 12 points was as close as the visitors came in the final frame.The story was Russell who, under the microscope of Jackson, shot just 3-of-9 from the floor and with 12:44 remaining in the game, went to the locker room with what appeared to be a cramped hamstring.He emerged from the locker room about four minutes of game time later, but did not return to the floor.Matta said Russell had been sick throughout the week and was suffering from cramps, likely because of the antibiotics he was taking.“(I) could have put him back in the game, but I just said, hey, we had a sizeable lead and thought we’ll just save him and let him get some rest for Sunday night,” Matta said.Russell, despite shooting just 2-of-7 from the field in the first half, tallied five points, five assists and three rebounds in the opening 20 minutes. He finished with 11 points, three rebounds and six assists overall.The Buckeyes jumped out to their big lead at the half in large part because of their accuracy from long range, hitting on 7-of-12 3-pointers to start the game. Nebraska connected on just three of its first 10 attempts from deep.Nebraska coach Tim Miles said he believes OSU’s fast start doomed his team early on.“I thought Ohio State’s start was the key to the game. Their defensive pressure did a good job stopping the ball and then that got us standing around,” he said. “If you’re going to contend here, you can’t get down early.”The Cornhuskers were led by junior guard Terran Petteway, who scored 12 points to go along with three rebounds and three assists.The loss for Nebraska is its sixth straight, and came in its first game Miles banned his team from the Cornhusker locker rooms after a 28-point loss at home to Iowa on Sunday.OSU is set to hit the floor again on Sunday against the Purdue Boilermakers at the Schottenstein Center. Tip is set for 7:30 p.m. read more

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Regular bedtimes stop children from becoming overweight study finds

first_imgRegular bedtimes stop children from becoming overweight, a study by Ohio State University has found.Eating meals at the same time every day and watching less than half an hour of television a day will also help to stave off obesity later in life, research suggests.Scientists found a link between the daily routines, emotions and weight, while studying the habits of almost 11,000 British children born between 2000 and 2002.Dr Sarah Anderson, an associate professor in Ohio State’s College of Public Health and the lead author of the report, said: “This study provides more evidence that routines for preschool-aged children are associated with their healthy development and could reduce the likelihood that these children will be obese.” Eating meals at the same time every day will also help to stave off obesity later in life, research suggests Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, is the first to look at the connections between early childhood routines and their potential association with weight issues in the pre-teen years.Researchers evaluated three household routines that three-year-old children were exposed to: regular bed time, regular meal times and whether or not parents limited television and video watching to an hour or less daily.All three household routines were associated with better emotional self-regulation, which is a measure of how easily the child becomes frustrated or over-excited. The children with less emotional regulation were more likely to be obese later, according to the study. Eating meals at the same time every day will also help to stave off obesity later in life, research suggestsCredit:Tetra Images / Alamy Children who did not go to bed at a regular time on school nights were more likely to be obese by age 11.  Dr Anderson said: “We saw that children who had the most difficulties with emotion regulation at age three also were more likely to be obese at age 11.” Watching less than half an hour of television a day means you are less likely to become obese, researchers say “This research allows us to better understand how young children’s routines around sleep, meals, and screen time relate to their regulation of emotion and behaviour.”The large, population-based, UK Millennium Cohort Study afforded the opportunity to examine these aspects of children’s lives and how they impact future risk for obesity.””Sleep is so important and it’s important for children in particular. Although there is much that remains unknown about how sleep impacts metabolism, research is increasingly finding connections between obesity and poor sleep.” Watching less than half an hour of television a day means you are less likely to become obese, researchers sayCredit: Andrew Foxlast_img read more

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Blasters realising value of longer delays allowed by EDDs

first_imgThe revolutionary transition from non-electric to electronic delay detonators (EDDs) in the field of blasting has brought many benefits to mining productivity, but there are still plenty of advantages to be gained by blast pioneers who are prepared to think ‘outside the box’.This is the message from BME Technical Director Tony Rorke, who highlighted the focus in recent years on the flexibility in blast timing that EDDs allow – and more specifically on the value of longer timing delays.“When we were first exploring the capability of EDDs, we were impressed by the accuracy that blasting with this technology allowed us,” he said. “This accuracy and reliability was a huge step forward, ensuring that there were no out-of-sequence blasts.”When using non-electric initiation systems, there were certain traditional timing conventions that were employed. These were based on the fact that accuracy decreased significantly as the length of the pyrotechnic delay elements increased and that the downlines may be severed (cut-offs) during a blast before the firing signal reaches the detonators thus leading to dangerous misfires.“To get the detonators to fire in some acceptable sequence, therefore, delay periods were in the past kept as short as possible,” he said. “The longer down-hole delay has the dominant impact of firing time accuracy, so the risk of out-of-sequence initiation is a function of the in-hole detonator. Keeping this short as possible led to delay periods of between 350 milliseconds and 550 milliseconds becoming standard for in-hole delays in surface blasting.”The result of these in-hole delays was that surface delays had to be notably shorter, to ensure an adequate ‘burning front’ – so standard delays most commonly used today for surface connections are 17, 25, 42 and 67 milliseconds. These delay periods are generally suitable for hard rock, but the shorter periods (17 and 25 milliseconds) increase the risk of out-of-sequence firing or blast choking, due to the inaccuracy of the longer in-hole periods.  However, if the surface delay periods are increased to try and prevent non-sequential firing, there is a greater risk of cable cut-offs caused by short burning fronts.“None of these problems exist with EDDs,” emphasised Rorke. “Their accuracy allows for short delays with little risk of non-sequential firing. Furthermore, each detonator counts down independently – irrespective of whether the cable attached to it is cut; this means that blast planners can programme long delays without worrying about of misfires caused by downline cut-offs.”This improves the flexibility in timing designs enormously, allowing for complex and effective timing designs – which of course is possible today with powerful software like BME’s BlastMapIII; the result is a range of blast outcomes that can effectively change the mining method and significantly reduce costs.According to Rorke, rock takes around 30 milliseconds to react to the energy of an explosion, depending on geology. This response time has led blasters to lengthen the timing delays in search of better results – and they have been rewarded. Blasting results have improved as the timing delays increase – delivering improvements in a number of areas including ore dilution control, through-seam blasting, underground blasting, trim blasting and drill pattern variation within a blast.The problem, however, is that the adoption of EDDs is not always followed by any innovation in blasting practice.“My experience is that – when operations convert from non-electric initiation systems to electronic detonators – there is a reluctance to give up the familiar 17 x 42 millisecond or 42 x 67 millisecond combinations, and miners impose these delay periods on EDDs,” he said. “This restricts the benefits of electronics to only the accuracy component and ignores the much more powerful flexibility component.”To achieve less ore dilution, for example, the advanced programming capability of EDDs needs to be harnessed. Using BME’s BlastMapIII design software with AXXIS electronic detonators, it is easy to transfer a complex timing design from a computer straight to the detonators.“The advantages with this type of timing is that it provides strong visual cues for the loading teams,” he said. “It also makes sure that displacement across ore and waste boundaries is limited, thus preventing dilution.”Through-seam blasting is another valuable innovation, not yet used much in South Africa, but successfully employed in the US and Australia. The principle is to separate the charge in the reef and the charge in the overlying waste with an aggregate ‘waste deck’. The charges in the overlying waste are fired first, followed by the charges in the reef zone a few seconds later. This can only be achieved using EDDs, as the firing of the top layer cuts of the downlines to the detonators in the layer below.“A time lag of a few seconds allows the waste to settle back on top of the reef,” he says, “so that when the reef charges fires, the overlying waste effectively blankets and confines the reef portion of the blast and thus prevents heave and dilution.”Rorke urged mines to actively explore the power of EDDs to achieve timing designs and results that are simply not possible with non-electric initiation systems.last_img read more

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Arlene Foster says all is well in the DUP despite rumours of

first_img Image: PA Wire/PA Images DUP LEADER ARLENE Foster has claimed that there are no problems within her party despite rumours of revolt within unionist ranks.There had been a number of reports claiming that senior members within the DUP had had enough of Foster’s leadership and that a new leader is what was needed.Foster has so far refused to step down from an office she took charge of in late 2015. Since that time, she has been at the helm for the cash for ash scandal, which could cost taxpayers in the North over €450 million of their own money.Foster also led the DUP into unprecedented waters. Following last week’s election, unionist parties lost their absolute majority for the first time since partition in 1921.But speaking to reporters today, Foster said there was no problem and there was certainly no revolt.“There is no revolt. I’ve had a very good meeting today with my party officers. I’ll meet with my full Assembly team tomorrow morning and talk to a lot of my other colleagues as well. So there’s no problem, no problem at all,” she said.The DUP won 28 seats in the election while Sinn Fein garnered 27 seats in the 90-seat assembly.The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), a nationalist party, won 12 seats; the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) won 10; the cross-community Alliance Party took eight; and others won five.Sinn Féin has said the party won’t work the DUP if Arlene Foster is nominated to retain her position as First Minister.The snap election was triggered in January when Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness resigned as Deputy First Minister over the long-running cash for ash scandal.Senior DUP sources have told the Belfast Telegraph Foster should consider her role and not put pride before what is best for “the party and the people of Northern Ireland”.Speaking to RTÉ’s News at One, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said of the RHI controversy, “Arlene is not acceptable as First Minister until this matter is cleared up.”He said Sinn Féin is not calling for her to step down as DUP leader, saying this is a matter for her and her party.With reporting by AFPRead: Mother releases harrowing video of daughter suffering seizures in bid to access medication >Read: 15% of workers in Galway’s hospitality sector say they have been sexually abused at work > Monday 6 Mar 2017, 9:18 PM Image: PA Wire/PA Images Share6 Tweet Email Arlene Foster says all is well in the DUP despite rumours of revolt Unionist parties have lost their absolute majority for the first time since partition in 1921. 42 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3274190 13,018 Views Short URL Mar 6th 2017, 9:18 PM By Garreth MacNamee Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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La naissance de 2 loups crée lespoir pour la population de lIsle

first_imgLa naissance de 2 loups crée l’espoir pour la population de l’Isle RoyaleSelon les responsables du Parc national américain de l’Isle Royale, les cris de 2 nouveaux louveteaux ont été entendus cet été dans cette île du Lac Supérieur : un nouveau souffle pour cette population insulaire de loups, bien connue des biologistes et souffrant de consanguinité. Avec ses 72 km de long et ses 14 km de large, l’Isle Royale, située dans le Lac Supérieur (Michigan, États-Unis), constitue l’habitat d’une population de loups étudiée depuis longtemps. Mais isolée et souffrant de la consanguinité, celle-ci connait des problèmes de fertilité qui menace grandement sa survie : 8 individus seulement subsistaient en 2012. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ces maigres effectifs pourraient toutefois connaître une augmentation significative, puisqu’il semblerait que deux petits au moins soient nés sur l’île cet été. C’est le 3 juillet que Rolf Peterson, de l’Université de technologie du Michigan qui, avec son épouse Candy, étudie cette population emblématique de canidés depuis 40 ans, a entendu, parmi les hurlements d’une des deux meutes de l’île (celle de la pointe ouest, qui comprend a priori 3 adultes), les cris de 2 ou 3 louveteaux. Repérer et dénombrer les individus grâce à leurs cris est une méthode fréquemment utilisée par les spécialistes de cette espèce. La naissance de ces petits est aussi une bonne nouvelle pour la population que le spécialiste s’est empressé de relayer. Toutefois, il faut rester prudent car les nouveaux spécimens devront survivre jusqu’en janvier avant d’être inclus ‘officiellement’ aux effectifs, qui devraient alors monter à 10 pour l’ensemble de l’Isle Royale. Selon le biologiste des populations John Vucetich, savoir que ces loups insulaires sont encore capables de se reproduire est une bonne nouvelle, mais ne garantit en aucune façon l’avenir de cette population trop réduite pour éviter la consanguinité. “Cela ne change pas vraiment notre préoccupation globale”, conclut-il ainsi.Le 4 septembre 2013 à 18:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Le venin dune mygale australienne comme insecticide

first_imgLe venin d’une mygale australienne comme insecticide ?Une étude réalisée par des chercheurs australiens sur le venin d’une mygale vivant dans leur pays, révèle l’efficacité de ce poison sur certains insectes, même par ingestion : une piste pour améliorer la protection des cultures contre les insectes nuisibles.Si l’on savait déjà que le venin d’araignée pouvait s’avérer redoutable, c’est une utilité inattendue que lui ont trouvé des chercheurs australiens. Selon leur étude publiée dans la revue PLoS ONE, cette substance pourrait servir d’insecticide afin d’éliminer les nuisibles.Généralement, le venin des araignées neutralise la proie lorsqu’il est injecté dans le corps de celle-ci. Cependant, Glenn King et Maggie Hardy, de l’Institut de bio-science moléculaire à l’Université du Queensland, ont découvert dans le venin d’une mygale d’Australie (Selenotypus plumipes) une nouvelle toxine qui peut agir par voie orale sur les insectes, les intoxiquant gravement lorsqu’ils l’absorbent : la protéine OAIP-1 (Orally Active Insecticidal Peptide-1).D’après les chercheurs, sa puissance est similaire à celle de l’insecticide synthétique appelé imidaclopride. OAIP-1 est ainsi particulièrement efficace sur l’insecte lépidoptère Helicoverpa zea, un fléau pour les champs de coton, de tomates et de maïs. De plus, dans la mesure où il doit être ingéré pour fonctionner et qu’il se dégrade naturellement, cet insecticide présenterait moins de risques que les produits conventionnels agissant par contact.Des plantes OGM résistantes aux nuisibles ? À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les applications de cette découverte pour l’agriculture sont donc prometteuses et l’enjeu est de taille : les insectes nuisibles réduisent le rendement des cultures mondiales de 10 à 14% par an et endommagent 9 à 20% des produits agricoles alimentaires stockés. Aussi, les auteurs de l’étude suggèrent que les gènes qui, chez cette mygale, codent pour la fabrication de la protéine OAIP-1, pourraient être utilisés pour concevoir des plantes résistantes aux insectes nuisibles. “La découverte révolutionnaire que les toxines d’araignées peuvent avoir une activité orale a des implications non seulement pour leur utilisation comme bio-insecticides, mais aussi pour [un potentiel] (…) usage thérapeutique”, conclut Glenn King.Le 12 septembre 2013 à 19:44 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Manchester United sack Jose Mourinho

first_imgManchester United have parted company with manager Jose Mourinho after two-and-a-half years in charge at Old Trafford.Manchester United slipped 19 points behind the Liverpool on Sunday and a poor start to the Premier League season has left them in 6th place.Manchester United has announced that Jose Mourinho has left the Club.We would like to thank him for his work during his time at Manchester United and wish him success in the future. #MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 18, 2018harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…The club issued a statement on Tuesday morning which read: “Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect.“The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future. A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.”Mourinho won the Europa League and League Cup double in 2017, reached the FA Cup final and finished runners-up the Premier League behind City last season.Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has been touted as his possible replacement at United.last_img read more

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Fire damages duplex in VanMall neighborhood

first_imgA backyard fire that spread into the attic of a VanMall neighborhood duplex caused an estimated $55,000 in damage Thursday evening. Fire crews arrived at 5515 N.E. 89th Ave. around 5:26 p.m. Three engines, two trucks and 17 firefighters responded. They found smoke and flames coming out of the roof vents, said Kevin Stromberg, spokesman for Vancouver Fire. A neighbor had alerted one family in the duplex that there was a fire in their backyard. Both families –nine people total — evacuated before crews arrived. By then, the fire had spread to the attic. Firefighters entered the burning building and tried to confine the fire to the attic. The fire was under control in 15 minutes. At The Columbian’s press time, the cause was undetermined, although an improperly disposed of cigarette is suspected, Stromberg said. Vancouver Police, American Medical Response and the Red Cross later arrived on scene.last_img read more

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Final Update North Fork Fire 100 Contained

first_imgCrews mopped up, or removed all remaining heat, 200 feet in from the fire perimeter on this 59-acre fire. As of 10:00am, Friday morning, the Level 1 “Ready” evacuation notice was lifted for residents living along North Fork Road, north of the fire and in communities along the Diamond Ridge Road to the south. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Division of Forestry (AK DOF), Kenai-Kodiak Area, announced that North Fork Fire was 100 percent contained as of Saturday evening. This will be the last update on the North Fork Fire unless significant changes occur.last_img

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Red Dog Mine owners sue borough over severance tax

first_imgThe Delong Mountain Transportation System, financed by AIDEA, was opened in 1990 to serve the Red Dog Mine. It includes this 52-mile gravel industrial haul road from the mine to the port facility. (Photo: AIDEA)A world-class zinc mine operating in northwest Alaska is suing the Northwest Arctic Borough, claiming the municipality has enacted an unfair severance tax.Download AudioTeck Alaska Inc. claims the tax will double or triple payments by the Red Dog Mine to the borough.Messages left with the borough mayor’s office today were not immediately returned.The company seeks a court order for borough officials to negotiate in good faith.The tax would replace a “payment in lieu of taxes” system set up before the borough developed a tax code.Teck Alaska paid $11.6 million to the borough in 2015. The company estimates the severance tax would increase that to as much as $40 million.Teck says the tax falls on just one taxpayer for a product sold exclusively in foreign commerce.last_img read more

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