first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 4 May 2019 1:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link347Shares Advertisement Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain spent six years at Arsenal under the management of Arsene Wenger (Picture: Getty)‘The lessons I learned at Arsenal helped me in so many ways, but it did mean I had to adapt when I left,’ he told the Telegraph.‘The emphasis was different there. More about trying to find a better option. That was Arsenal’s way and it had worked for them well.‘So, when I saw a run and heard a shout my instinct would be to play it. The boss [Klopp] hates that. He would say ‘I don’t watch you shooting all week [in training] to try to be Iniesta and thread a pass’.‘He would scream at me ‘SHOOOOOT!’ It goes in or it misses but in his head it is, ‘So what? Mo and Sadio are running in’.’ Comment Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made his Liverpool comeback last weekend after a year out with a knee injury (Picture: Getty)Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed Jurgen Klopp hated one aspect of his game after he joined Liverpool from Arsenal.The England international, who made an emotional return from injury after over a year out during last Friday’s 5-0 demolition of Huddersfield, moved from the Emirates to Anfield on transfer deadline day back in August 2017.Oxlade-Chamberlain took time to adapt to his new surroundings after six years in north London and had to wait until November to make his first Premier League start for the club who paid an initial £35million for his services, despite him being in the final year of his contract.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd the 26-year-old admitted his reluctance to shoot after years of adhering to Arsene Wenger’s intricate, possession based style grated on Klopp.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man Citycenter_img Jurgen Klopp previews ‘tough’ Newcastle testTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 15:09FullscreenJurgen Klopp previews ‘tough’ Newcastle testhttps://metro.co.uk/video/jurgen-klopp-previews-tough-newcastle-test-1917860/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain reveals Jurgen Klopp hated one bad habit he picked up at Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgELLSWORTH — Ellsworth/Sumner’s Connor Crawford was announced Monday as one of 12 semifinalists for the Fitzpatrick Trophy, awarded annually to the top senior player in Maine high school football.Leading the way for Ellsworth/Sumner in its first season of eight-man football this year, Crawford rushed for 1,632 yards and 22 touchdowns and passed for 218 yards and four touchdowns. On defense, he recorded 39 solo tackles, 12 assisted tackles, one interception and one sack.Crawford was an All-Campbell Conference selection this season and earned All-Little Ten Conference honors in 2017 and 2018. He was a three-year captain for Ellsworth/Sumner, which made its first-ever playoff appearance during Crawford’s sophomore season before returning to the postseason at the eight-man level this year.The eight-man class had another Fitzpatrick Trophy semifinalist in Gerit Laliberte of Maranacook. Other semifinalists were Justin Bryant (Marshwood), Ryan Connors (Kennebunk), Jarett Flaker (Scarborough), Kobe Gaudette (Thornton Academy), Cam Jordan (Leavitt), Payton MacKay (Wells), Zach Maturo (Bonny Eagle), Anthony Poole (South Portland), Owen Richardson (Brunswick) and Sean Tompkins (Cheverus).This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThree players will be chosen as award finalists in early January. The Fitzpatrick Trophy winner will be announced later that month.last_img read more

first_img1. BacklightThe backlight in this frame illustrates the “halo” effect in this shot. (Image via Miramax.)One of his signature styles is to use a blinding, sun-like backlight as a single-source lighting setup, bounced back into the subject’s face with a white card or a prop (like a table). This technique chisels the subject out from the background, giving an impressive “halo” effect.This iconic lighting is most famously seen in iconic shots of Uma Thurman in Kill Bill: Vol. 1. Uma’s character “The Bride” stands atop a table, her blonde hair so bright it’s clipping her face, lit by the reflection of the blinding backlight.2. BounceRichardson uses a spotlight in order to create the illusion of moonlight. (Image via Paramount Pictures.)Richardson stated in his American Cinematographer interview that he combines powerful Pars and Maxi Brutes with Tiffen lens filters to get the bloomed highlights. He uses bounce cards in wider shots, as well as props like tables (and even other characters’ wardrobes) to bounce the spill from the backlight back onto the talent. With a room that you can pre-rig with a dozen such lights — like the set in Hateful Eight — lighting each shot is just a matter of choosing which lights to dim and where to place the appropriate bounce objects.He used the same technique in a much different way in Hugo. With a wide-angle lens placed low on the floor, there were fewer ways to motivate the light, so Richardson didn’t worry about it. He pointed a spotlight through a skylight and let it play as moonlight. Because he works with directors whose films are heavily stylized, he doesn’t limit himself by what looks “natural” or “practically lit.” He does what he needs to get a beautiful frame and asks for the audience to suspend its disbelief.3. Lighting FlexibilityNotice how the uplighting and backlighting are delicately balanced in this photo. (Image via The Weinstein Company.)Hateful Eight and Django Unchained are great examples of the flexibility of Richardson’s lighting. The powerful backlight mixed with bounced fill gets under the wide-brimmed cowboy hats of the main characters, while the uplighting adds an element of uncanniness.Richardson often uses a tungsten-balanced Kodak film stock, using color contrast to add further dimension to his frames. Cold, daylight-balanced exterior light works as a rim light for a character, while a warm, tungsten-balanced light will bounce from the floor or tables to illuminate the characters. Because the subject’s face isn’t overly bright, the color and rim light serve to isolate the subject, allowing the actor more freedom to move around without worrying about moving out of their key light.Always in demand, Robert Richardson is set to bring his signature style to the new Venom film, directed by Andy Serkis, in 2020.Cover image via Kill Bill: Vol. 1.Looking for more industry advice?Art Director Adam Rowe on Creating the Production Designer’s VisionBreaking Down the Role of the Video Editing SupervisorWhy Tungsten Lighting in Filmmaking Is Still Alive and Thriving The Ad Astra Editing Team On Creating “Quiet Intensity” in The EditAdobe Offers Look into the Editing of “Terminator: Dark Fate” Robert Richardson’s eye for the unusual showcases extreme framings and non-realistic lighting. Let’s take a look at his signature style.With his long collaboration with some of Hollywood’s biggest directors, Robert Richardson has won three Oscars and lit several of the classic films in Hollywood. His long relationship with Quentin Tarantino includes the Kill Bill movies, Hateful Eight, as well as the recent Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood. He won an Oscar for his captivating portrait of childhood wonder in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo.last_img read more

first_imgPeoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Khursheed Alam was released on a parole for just three hours on Wednesday to attend the last rites of his younger brother Shahnawaz Alam, who died of lung cancer on Tuesday evening.An official said the former employees union leader who joined the PDP a few years ago, was shifted from the Centaur Lake View hotel, a designated sub-jail, on Wednesday morning to attend the last rites here.“Mr. Alam was escorted by a posse of security personnel to Khanyar and was again whisked away after the burial. We expected the State government to release him for at least four days so that he could participate in all the congregational prayers to be offered,” a relative said on the condition of anonymity.A police official said the agencies were “weighing the options to release him again to attend the congregational prayers”.Mr. Alam was among 179 political leaders arrested in the crackdown launched on the mainstream leaders in J&K before the Centre revoked J&K’s special status.last_img read more

first_imgKyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics reacts to the referees during the game against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on November 6, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPATLANTA — Kyrie Irving took charge in a fashion only he can.Dribbling and weaving through the lane and around the perimeter, Irving scored from all over and kept his teammates involved all night.ADVERTISEMENT “It would’ve been sweet to win two in a row against those kinds of teams,” Schroder said. “But we ended upshort.”Boston improved to 9-2, best in the NBA, and has its longest winning streak in seven years.Al Horford had 15 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in his best game against the Hawks. Horford spent his first nine seasons in Atlanta before leaving as a free agent ahead of last season and had totals of 20 points and 17 rebounds in three games against his former team.Irving had his first 30-point game as a Celtic on a night packed with highlights. He dribbled between his legs and behind his back before hitting a floater off the glass from the left baseline to put Boston up 46-44. He had two impressive assists late in the third with long, one-handed passes that led to 3s by Marcus Smart and Tatum, the latter giving Boston a 72-71 lead.Irving either scored or assisted on every basket of a 16-2 run in the third that put the Celtics up by seven. He finished with seven assists.ADVERTISEMENT “He’s just very unique,” Horford said. “He has a good sense of how teams are playing him.”The Celtics started to pull away and took their biggest lead at 10 on Semi Ojeleye’s 3 early in the fourth, but the Hawks came back to take a few brief leads in the final period.“To compete the way we did and give ourselves a chance to win, we got better tonight and we can learn from it,” Atlanta coach Mike Budenhozler said.THAT’S A DRAGBoston coach Brad Stevens wasn’t pleased with the ball movement or defense early in the third, storming the floor to call timeout after Atlanta’s Luke Babbit hit a 3 to put the Hawks up 57-54.“You could just tell mentally and physically we were dragging a little bit,” Irving said. “That’s going to happen sometimes considering how hard we play, but we don’t want to make that a habit for us. No excuse.”RAINING DOWNBudenholzer joked before the game that he regretted having his assistants work with the 6-foot-10 Horford a couple of years ago to develop a strong presence beyond the perimeter. Horford, who went just 1 for 5 on 3s, entered the game shooting nearly 52 percent on 33 attempts from the arc.“I think there was just a real push from us and a credit to him that he could do it,” Budenholzer said.“It’s part of the way the game is, and his passing just opens up the court even more for him to drive and attack. He’s such a good player, such a smart player.”TIP-INSCeltics: Irving has scored more points — 245 — than any player in his first 11 games with Boston. … With Marcus Morris getting the night off to rest his sore left knee, Aron Baynes started at center and finished with just two points and three rebounds in 15 minutes. 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I understand that better than most.”Irving scored 35 points, Jayson Tatum added 21 and the Boston Celtics held off the Atlanta Hawks 110-107 Monday night for their ninth straight victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIrving’s 3 from the right wing put the Celtics up 104-103 — the game’s 25th lead change — with 1:37 remaining, and Boston led the rest of the way.Dennis Schroder had 23 points for the rebuilding Hawks, who dropped to 2-9 a night after a surprising two-point win at Cleveland. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Hawks: Malcolm Delaney returned after missing two games with a sprained right ankle and had 13 points. Marco Belinelli scored 19 despite a sore left Achilles.UP NEXTCeltics: Host the Lakers on Wednesday night.Hawks: Off until they visit Detroit on Friday night. 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first_img* A week and a half until the 2004 State of Origin and Interstate Challenge, we’re certainly looking forward to the games of touch and talent on display, keep an eye on our website for results and stories, they’ll be uploaded during the tournament. The Australian 20 years squads will be looking for Youth World Cup selection on the same weekend, they’ll take part in a final selection camp following the State of Origin/Interstate Challenge series. * The 10th Australian Masters Games are being held in Adelaide from October 7-16. The touch played at last year’s games was great, let’s see what this year brings. * The player profiles of our National Training Squad are finally complete! Head to the links for `Team Profiles’ for an interesting read. * Just so everyone is aware, the Local/State/International touch websites can be accessed through our own ATA website. Use the `Local’, `State’ and `International’ links in the top right hand corner of the home page to find the association and contact details you’re looking for! * A reminder to all accredited coaches, you’re accreditation is only recognised and active for four years! After this time you will need to fulfill the update requirements as detailed by the ATA. The re-registration form can be found on the My Club Touch website, www.myclubtouch.com.au under `Downloads’ then `Data Files’ then `Coach’s Code of Ethics and Agreement form’. Print this form and then return it with payment to the Australian Touch Association, PO Box 9078, Deakin ACT 2600. The cost of re-registration is $16.20, if you believe this is relevant to you, please begin this process immediately, we want all our coaches to be active and accredited! * A new concept is being tried by New South Wales Touch Association this week. The Western Suburbs Magpies will host a home fixture against the Cronulla Sharks. The Magpies and Sharks will fight it out across the Mens, Womens and Mixed Open divisions. A presentation night will be held after the matches, check out NSW touch for more info. * Over 160 junior Touch players participated in the start of the ACT’s first winter junior competition on Monday nights. This is a great response for junior touch in the ACT! * Touch SA is looking for Mens Open and Senior Mens players interested in playing at the Australia Cup from October 7-9. Trials are being held on August 7-8, see the full article on Touch SA’s website for all the details you’ll need to know. * Victoria and ACT touch have both released their July editions of State Newsletters. Both are filled with details of events, information, facts and touch happenings for those states. These newsletters are a great resource for state information, have a look at their website for a good read. * Last week it was congratulations to the Uni of Canberra who dominated the touch competition at the Eastern University Games, this week the honour goes to Monash University…Monash Uni grabbed the Mens and Womens Open titles at the Southern University Games, while Adelaide Uni (led by Touch SA employees Adrian Sim and Jeremy Smith) grabbed the title in the Mixed division. * Congratulations to Kerry Disney who has been appointed as Victoria’s State Director of Referees. The VTA wishes to offer their thanks to Steve Decker who devoted his time and effort to the job in recent years. * A big `nice work’ must go to TouchWest who have added `The Clubhouse’ to their homepage. It is a link listing all local associations, very easy to access and right on their front page! While it is still under construction it is definitely a great tool for touch players throughout WA! By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]last_img

first_imgThis single sided pull up banner contains pictures of all levels of touch from juniors to elite. It stands at 1200mm x 2000mm and is ideal for use at tournaments, functions and special events.Normally priced at $220 (including GST) + freight, it is currently available for a limited time to order for just $121 (including GST) + freight.To recieve this limited offer orders must be received by COB Friday 13th April 2007.For more information or to order please contact Tara Stanford on 02 6212 2800last_img read more

first_imgESPN Analyst Names Sleeper Team In The SEC In 2018The team with the best chance of going undefeated this fall is not the team appearing No. 1 in most preseason polls. According to ESPN’s Football Power Index (the “best predictor of a team’s performance”), Oklahoma – not Alabama – is the team most-likely to go undefeated heading into bowl season. While the Crimson Tide are the likely preseason No. 1, it’s the Sooners with the best chance of reaching the College Football Playoff. Here’s the full top 10:Oklahoma – 16.9 percent chance of going undefeated before bowl seasonFlorida State – 10.6 percentClemson – 8.6 percentBoise State – 8 percentMichigan – 5.8 percentLSU – 5.3 percentTennessee – 4.5 percentOklahoma State – 2.4 percentWashington – 1.4 percentNotre Dame – 1.2 percentSome other notable percentages: Alabama – 0.6 percentOhio State – 0.4 percentNebraska – 0.4 percentMichigan State – 0.1 percentOle Miss – 0.1 percentYou can view ESPN’s full FPI here.last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON – U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic than they have in nearly two decades.The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday rose five points to 74 this month. That’s the highest reading since July of 1999, more than 18 years ago.Readings above 50 indicate more builders see sales conditions as good rather than poor. The index has remained above 60 since September of 2016.The index exceeded the expectations of analysts surveyed by FactSet, who expected a reading of 70.All three components of the index rose in December. The reading gauging builders’ view of single-family home sales rose four points to 81, while the outlook for sales over the next six months ticked up three points to 79. The measure of traffic by prospective buyers jumped eight points to 58.The Commerce Department reported late last month that Americans bought new homes in October at the fastest pace in a decade — a 6.2 per cent monthly increase — reflecting a strong economy but also a worsening shortage of existing homes for sale.New home sales last month rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 685,000, the third straight monthly gain and the best sales clip since October 2007.Many buyers are turning to new construction due to an ongoing dearth of existing homes for sale. However, new construction has been unable to keep up with demand.Potential buyers are searching for homes amid a healthy job market with a 4.1 per cent unemployment rate and attractive 30-year mortgage rates that are averaging less than 4 per cent.last_img read more

first_imgVICTORIA – British Columbia’s minority government moved to change its key housing policy legislation on Thursday in an effort to win the support of the three members of the Green party.The amendments came just 48 hours after the speculation and vacancy tax was introduced in the legislature.Finance Minister Carole James and Green Leader Andrew Weaver said during a joint news conference that the three amendments to the proposed speculation tax will soon be tabled to ensure the law passes this fall.James introduced the tax bill Tuesday saying the government wanted to cool the real estate market and convince owners of vacant B.C. homes to either sell or rent their properties.“Because housing affordability is at a crisis and people are calling for a solution, I think you can see that as a government, and with our partners in the Green caucus, we’re committed to acting and addressing the housing affordability piece,” said James, referring to the NDP government’s 30-point housing plan.James said the Green amendments would cut the tax rate for all Canadians who own vacant properties in certain urban areas in B.C. to 0.5 per cent on assessed value from a proposed one per cent, while revenues from the tax would be directed to housing initiatives in the communities where they are collected.Foreign owners of vacant properties in B.C. will still face a two per cent tax on the home’s assessed value under the amended legislation.The changes would also establish an annual meeting between the mayors of the affected communities and the finance minister to review the tax.“Through hard work and many, many, many hours of negotiations, we’ve been able to come up with a compromise that we can both support and I will be bringing forward the amendments to this bill that addresses my key concerns,” Weaver said.The three members of the Green party reached an agreement with the NDP after the May 2017 election to support a minority government. There are 41 New Democrats, 42 Liberals, one Independent and three Greens in B.C.’s 87-seat legislature.Opposition Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson said the proposed speculation tax is fading away by the day and losing revenue.He said the cut to the tax rate will cost the government millions.“Originally, they had a two per cent tax for everybody involved,” said Wilkinson. “They dropped it for British Columbians to 0.5 per cent, which meant 75 per cent of that revenue disappeared from British Columbians. Now another 50 per cent is disappearing for all Canadians. So this is tax policy that’s just melting away like a snowman in July.”James said the government estimates a $30-million revenue reduction once the rate is cut to 0.5 per cent for all Canadians.The government originally forecast $200 million in annual revenue when the speculation tax was introduced in February’s budget as part of the NDP’s plan to create 114,000 affordable housing units over the next decade.James said Tuesday when she introduced the legislation, the goal of the tax was to improve housing affordability for thousands of people in B.C., including seniors forced to live in their vehicles and young professionals who leave the province because they can’t find a place to live.She said she rejected efforts by many municipalities to opt-out of the speculation tax. On Thursday, James said she’s now prepared to listen to their concerns and drop the tax if it’s no longer needed.“Certainly, if we start seeing more affordable housing in communities and we need to make some adjustments, then that will occur,” said James.Langford Mayor Stew Young said in a letter to James and Premier John Horgan earlier this month that he feared the tax could spark an economic downturn.Young, whose community is in Horgan’s Victoria-area riding, said the tax “will dry up investment in British Columbia and is a recipe for financial disaster.”last_img read more