Ravena’s career-high not enough to get NLEX back on track

first_imgIt seems that Kiefer Ravena’s early success in the PBA has come to an end.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After NLEX won two straight to open its campaign in the PBA Philippine Cup, Ravena and the Road Warriors were stopped in their tracks and skidded to two straight losses.And although Ravena scored a career-high 31 points with four rebounds and five assists, he knows it all went down the drain as one victory is more important than individual numbers.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 folk“It’s down the drain, we have to wake up,” said Ravena after losing to Magnolia 105-94 Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We have to fight for survival.”Ravena added teams may have finally caught up on their style and it’s time for them to adjust and prepare better for their upcoming games. LATEST STORIES 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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “When you’re a rookie, people don’t know much about you and they don’t know what to expect of you,” said Ravena in Filipino. “But as the conference progresses and they get to watch more of your games they will get familiarized more.”“It’s like coming to a test day, you do your homework, here you’re getting out of your way to study your opponents because you can’t just practice and expect to win every single game.”Apart from the intangibles, Ravena said it was his team’s bad rebounding that put them in the position they’re in.Magnolia outrebounded NLEX 61-42 as a whole and 15-11 on the offensive glass.“We were outrebounded by 19 rebounds and that’s a lot,” said Ravena in Filipino. “It’s all about effort, so on that part we lost and that’s what irritated coach Yeng [Guiao] the most.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lee has high praise for ‘gifted’ Ravenalast_img read more


Bush veto of water bill soaked

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The House approved what could become the first override of a President Bush veto Tuesday, with Republicans joining Democrats in challenging the president over a $23.2 billion water resources bill that addresses pressing infrastructure needs while offering hundreds of home district projects. “I must respectfully disagree with President Bush’s veto of this important and long overdue water resources development act,” said Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., the top Republican on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, in explaining the rare rebellion of the GOP faithful toward the president. The vote was 361-54, well over the two-thirds majority needed to negate a presidential veto. The Senate, which approved the bill 81-12 in September, could cast its override vote as early as today. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Bush’s argument that the bill is fiscally irresponsible rings hollow when the White House is asking for an additional $200 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Fiscally responsible people maintain their infrastructure,” he said. “Fiscally responsible people know that clean water and safe harbors aid our commerce and the health of our people.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Bush did not veto a single bill during the first five years of his presidency.last_img read more


DONEGAL STUDENTS GET THEIR LEAVING CERT RESULTS – JARLA’S VIEW!

first_imgDONEGAL STUDENTS GET THEIR LEAVING CERT RESULTS – JARLA’S VIEW! was last modified: August 13th, 2014 by StephenShare 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) Tags:donegalJarla’s ViewLeaving certlast_img read more


FINN HARPS EARN SUPERB AWAY VICTORY OVER WATERFORD UNITED

first_imgGareth Harkin scored Harps second goal deep in stoppage-time to secure a superb win in Waterford. .Finn Harps have earned a brilliant 2-0 win over Waterford United tonight at the RSC to send them top of the First Division.A goal just before half-time from Damien McNulty and a second from Gareth Harkin deep into stoppage-time ensured all three points for Harps.Harps are unbeaten after three games and still haven’t conceded a goal and look like a side capable of launching a sustained promotion push this season. Waterford came into this clash with identical form as Harps winning one and drawing one.They had the better of the opening exchanges  in an entertaining first-half which was played on a superb surface at the RSC.However, it was Harps who struck first and it happened on the stroke of half-time.Brian McGroary swung in a free-kick from the right and Damien McNulty was left free at the back post and he made no mistake with a powerful header. Shane Nolan was controversially sent-off early in the second-half and the decision incensed both the Waterford management and support.The sending-off inspired the ten men of Waterford and they bravely battled to get an equaliser.They put Ollie Horgan’s side under lots of pressure but they defended superbly although they did have the crossbar to thank.Brian Nolan struck a wonder-strike from thirty-five yards out that had Gallagher beaten but thankfully for Harps the ball flew off the crossbar.Deep in stoppage-time with Waterford pushing everybody forward Harps hit on the counter-attack. Midfielder Gareth Harkin broke away and slotted past Matthew Connor to seal all three points.The three points will make the long journey home all the easier and Harps face Cobh at Finn Park next Friday night hoping to continue their excellent start to the season.FINN HARPS EARN SUPERB AWAY VICTORY OVER WATERFORD UNITED was last modified: March 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:Finn Harps FCGoalsHome-page SportnewssoccerUnbeatenvictoryWATERFORD UNITEDwinlast_img read more


Signal Baby – My Geocaching Wish List Music Video

first_img SharePrint RelatedProjekt 2013: The Mega-Event that Fought the Rain and WonJune 4, 2013In “Cache In Trash Out”Groundspeak Weekly Mailer – December 15, 2010December 7, 2010In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Holiday Geocaching Gift GuideNovember 21, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter” It’s the holiday season and some geocachers are pulling out all the stops to ask for geocaching gear. Check out this version of the “Signal Baby” song. Thanks to geocacher and volunteer reviewer, honeychile, for writing and singing the “Signal Baby” song and producing the video. Tell us, what’s on your geocaching wish list this year?[vsw id=”Gw7q6mjGn6k” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more


The Cinematic Power of Hitchcock’s Dolly Zoom Technique

first_imgCover image via Vertigo.Looking for more filmmaking and video production tips and tricks? Check these out.7 Reasons Why You Need a Producer for Your DocumentaryPromotion Tips: How to Get Standout Press For Your FilmWhat Do Filmmakers Mean When They Refer to Composition?How to Shoot Your Aerial Footage: Drone vs HelicopterFilmmaking 101: Creating Tension and Suspense in a Sequence Technical DetailsThe Hitchcock Shot is simultaneously zooming in while dollying out — or the other way around, while focusing on a single point in space. Imagine you’re looking through an archway. The further from the archway you are, the less of the world beyond it you can see. If you were to look through a telescope, the archway would look closer in your eye, but you would still see the same amount of the world beyond it as before. However, if you physically move yourself towards the archway you are able to progressively see more of the outside world.Take note of the image above. The final position of both the zoom-out and dolly-out are the same. However, the zoom-in merely magnifies the images whereas the dolly-in creates perspective distortion, allowing us to see more of the world beyond the archway. We see this illustrated by the different number of pool chairs you can see between the two shots.The Hitchcock Shot opposes these two principles. If we make the archway our focus and dolly in as we zoom out we create an effect that leaves the archway the same size in the frame (the opposing techniques nullify the focal point’s visual movement), but the outside appears as if it’s moving closer because of the change in perspective, thus creating the visual illusion (look between the zoom-in and dolly-in images).To pull this effect off, you need a smooth dolly track (a slider can work, but it limits your range of movement as the slider is likely to appear in the shot) and a fast zoom lens (you don’t want the F-stop moving up or down as you zoom in or out). The zoom lens is best accompanied by servo zoom gear for precise and consistent control and a follow focus to keep your subject crisp and clear. Gear aside, it requires practicing your movement and timing.Power of the ShotWhen we dolly out and zoom in, we create the illusion that the world is closing in around us. You can use this for several kinds of visual metaphors, such as paranoia or impending danger (something unseen creeping up on the viewer or the subject in the frame).We see this effect put to good use in The Fellowship of the Ring.Once the hobbits get off the road, Frodo becomes uneasy as he senses something unnatural and horrifying approaching. He’s yet to hear of the Nazgûl or their purpose, but even before he can hear or see one, he can feel its hellish presence closing in. The Hitchcock shot here visually emphasizes this unnatural feeling by portraying it visually through the shot’s uncanny manipulation of space.When we dolly in and zoom out, we create the reverse effect: the world pushing away from us. Visually, this can illustrate feelings of isolation, or in the case of Steven Spielberg’s Poltergeist, the feeling that one’s destination or goal is perpetually out of reach.We are comfortable with zooming or dollying independently, as they mimic natural movements and changes of perspective. Combined, though, they create an unnatural manipulation of space, and that catches our attention. Even if the audience doesn’t recognize why the shot makes them feel uncomfortable, it naturally will.Of course, you can use the Hitchcock Shot for many other purposes. Check out this awesome compilation of dolly zooms over the years, starting with Hitchcock’s first use in Vertigo.You can pull this technique off on a low budget, but it can be quite tricky. At minimum, you need at least a decent zoom lens and some stable gear to move the camera. You can even pull off a simple version of it with your smartphone, but it won’t really be Hollywood quality.Practice the technique, and see if you can incorporate it into your next project to emphasize the character’s sense of paranoia or isolation — or any other emotion you think you can use it to convey. The beauty of Hitchcock’s Dolly Zoom is that it will definitely catch your audience’s eye.And if capturing the illusion in-camera simply isn’t an option, here’s how to pull off the trick in post-production: The Hitchcock shot is a tricky maneuver, but its results are powerful. So what are the secrets behind this famous filmmaking technique?The Hitchcock Shot (technically the Dolly Zoom), originated in Vertigo. It was the culmination of smoother zoom lens technology and the creativity of Hitchcock and his second unit DP Irmin Roberts. It’s tricky to pull off, even with the right equipment, but the visual and psychological effect are well worth the effort.So how does this shot work, and what makes it so powerful?last_img read more


Tension in Gorakhpur

first_imgTension prevailed on Monday morning in the Padri Bazaar area here when at least 12 idols were found broken and scattered on the ground, police said. The idols belonged to Natveer Baba temple and other roadside shrines, they said. Top police officers reached the spot and controlled the situation.last_img


Air Force shoots down UP

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Immediately, top Jet Spiker Iari Yongco dedicated their second win in three games to their colleagues fighting in Marawi for more than a month now.“We dedicate it to the soldiers in Marawi, we want to show them that we can also fight like them but through volleyball,” said the 6-foot Yongco, who holds the rank of Air Woman First Class.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Lady Maroons were on even terms in the first frame and had a set point ahead of the Jet Spikers, 25-24, after racing from a 22-24 deficit.But UP soon fell in a rash of errors, including two successive by main gunner Isa Molde. LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Arellano kicks off home-and-away format, hosts dangerous San Sebastian Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveracenter_img El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “I admire them (Lady Maroons), they played good defense and often when we thought we killed the ball, they kept the ball alive,” said Yongco in Filipino.Yongco finished with 15 points, while getting a lot of help from Jocemer Tapic, Mary Ann Pantino and Joy Cases, who accounted for 12, 11 and 10 points, respectively.Diane Carlos wound up with 18 points, while Molde had 15 for UP, which absorbed its third defeat in as many games.The Jet Spikers imposed themselves with 41 attack points against 38 by the Lady Maroons through brilliant setting from veteran Wendy Semana. But it was in defense that Air Force dominated by coming up with 10 kill-blocks compared to three by UP.In the second game, Adamson hacked out a breakthrough win at the expense of Power Smashers, 25-20, 24-26, 25-19, 25-22. It was the Lady Falcons’ first in three matches. The Power Smashers fell to 0-3.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Philippine Air Force encountered a brief turbulence in the first set before cruising to a 29-27, 25-16, 25-22 victory over University of the Philippines Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


Atromitos Sets PAOK Back, 1-0

first_imgAtromitos handed Thessaloniki’s PAOK’s a 1-0 loss in the Greek Super League soccer play on June 4, leaving the battle for second in tourney play undecided.Atromitos, which plays in the Athens neighborhood of Peristeri, climbed into second a point ahead of PAOK, which suffered its third straight defeat. A goal by Tasos Karamanos at the end of the first half held up.In the day’s other game, Panathinaikos and Asteras Tripolis drew 0-0. Stathis Tavlaridis left Panathinaikos with 10 men in injury time, trying to get a red card and a one-game suspension instead of bigger penalties because he has racked up so many yellow cards this season.Panathinaikos has 15 points, Asteras is second with seven, Atromitos is on five and PAOK is last with four.In the final round of games on June 8 Atromitos hosts Panathinaikos and Asteras plays PAOK where the winner will get second in the playoffs..TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


Plenty of hope for APOEL despite defeat

first_imgSource: cyprus-mail.comTweetPinShare0 Shares An inspired second-half display against Rosenborg leaves APOEL with a decent chance of reaching the Champions League playoff round, despite a 2-1 defeat in Norway on Wednesday night.The Nicosia club’s future in Europe looked in serious doubt at the break but Giorgos Efrem’s volley provides plenty of hope for the second leg in Nicosia next week.The opening 20 minutes were scrappy, with APOEL committing numerous fouls which served their purpose as they looked to frustrate and slow down their opponents.But one quick free-kick caught the APOEL rearguard unaware, as a low cross from the left found Christian Gytkjaer all alone in the six-yard box, and he had the simple task of slotting it home for the opener.Just a minute later, the hosts nearly doubled their lead as a through pass split the APOEL defence and set Helland clear only for the outstretched toe of Boy Waterman to deny a second.Rosenborg piled on the pressure as Yann-Erik de Lanlay’s effort was parried out to the feet of Mike Jensen who then smashed the ball towards goal only for Carlao to clear off the line.APOEL looked to have weathered the storm, but on the stroke of half-time, Midtsjoe slithered past two before teeing up Skjelvik who then lashed the ball into the roof of the net with the last kick of the opening period.Thomas Christiansen made two attacking changes either side of the hour mark, with Andrea Orlandi and Efrem coming on for Kostakis Artyamatas and Vander, which saw APOEL finally manage to get higher up the pitch.APOEL chances were few and far between but it only took one to have a massive impact on the game, and possibly the tie.Coming straight into the line-up after re-signing for the club on loan, Giannis Gianniotas took on his full-back before crossing into the box which, via a failed clearance, looped into the path of Efrem. The Cypriot forward connected sweetly on the volley and the ball flew under the keeper to give APOEL a vital away goal.It was APOEL who looked the likelier of the two to get the next goal, and the leveller so nearly came in the 90th minute as Efrem unselfishly squared the ball to De Camargo, but the debutant could not get his toe on the end of it with the goal gaping.Nevertheless, the 2-1 scoreline is a positive one for the Cypriots, especially after looking dead and buried in the first half.Results from the Champions League Qualifying Round 3 first leg matches on Wednesday:FC Astra (Romania) – FC Copenhagen (Denmark) 1-1Rosenborg Trondheim (Norway) – APOEL Nicosia (Cyprus) 2-1FC Astana (Kazakhstan) – Celtic (Scotland) 1-1Tuesday, July 26, first leg: Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands) – PAOK Salonika (Greece) 1-1Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) – Dynamo Tbilisi (Georgia) 2-0Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) – Young Boys (Switzerland) 2-0Rostov (Russia) – Anderlecht (Belgium) 2-2Partizani (Albania) – Salzburg (Austria) 0-1Viktoria Plzen (Czech Republic) – Qarabag Agdam (Azerbaijan) 0-0BATE Borisov (Belarus) – Dundalk (Ireland) 1-0Ludogorets (Bulgaria) – Red Star Belgrade (Serbia) 2-2Sparta Prague (Czech Republic) – Steaua Bucharest (Romania) 1-1last_img read more