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Miami Heat score 45 in the third, roll past New York Knicks

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Rodney McGruder added 19 points on only eight shot attempts and Goran Dragic scored 13 points for the Heat. Miami’s 45-point third tied the third-highest scoring period in franchise history, sparked by going 8 of 10 from 3-point range.“We stepped on them and never looked back,” McGruder said.Damyean Dotson scored 20 for New York, which got 14 from Tim Hardaway Jr. and 13 from Mario Hezonja. The Knicks were outscored 24-0 from 3-point range in that pivotal third quarter, missing all eight of their tries from beyond the arc.The 23-point margin of victory was Miami’s fifth-largest ever against New York.The only good stretch for New York all night was late in the first quarter. The Knicks outscored Miami 14-0 in the final 2:33 of the quarter, a run sparked by back-to-back 3s by Hezonja and Dotson.That put New York up 27-16 after the first. After that, it was all Heat for much of the rest of the night.TIP-INSKnicks: New York didn’t make a free throw until early in the third quarter. The Knicks were 0 for 2 from the line in the first half. … Emmanuel Mudiay (ankle) remained sidelined, and has yet to make his 2018-19 debut. Courtney Lee (neck spasms) was also out. He missed six games last season; he’s missed five already this season.Heat: Duncan Robinson, whose college career started at Division III Williams before he wound up at Michigan, got his first NBA minutes — and made his first shot, a 3-pointer. … Miami has trailed by double digits in three of its first four games. The lone exception was last week’s win at Washington, where the biggest deficit the Heat faced was nine points. … The Heat outscored the Knicks by 25 points in the third, matching the sixth-best score differential in a quarter in franchise history.BANNER RETURNS Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Zach LaVine clutch freethrows lift Bulls past Hornets 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Seemed to fire up the Heat, too.With Bosh and his family watching from courtside, Hassan Whiteside scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Josh Richardson added 21 points and Miami scored 45 points in the third quarter to fuel what became an easy 110-87 win over former Heat assistant David Fizdale and the New York Knicks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMiami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, right, hugs former Miami Heat player Chris Bosh, left, after an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Miami. The Heat won 110-87. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)“Kind of a weird night,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “I love Fiz and I love CB.”That was on full display afterward. After the final horn, Fizdale lingered on the court and hugged several Heat coaches and players, with Dwyane Wade getting the last of those embraces. Wade presented Fizdale with one of his jerseys, leading to yet another hug between them. Meanwhile, Bosh had sauntered onto the court at that point, and Spoelstra grabbed him in a bear hug and lifted him off the ground. Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) controls the ball as New York Knicks guard Damyean Dotson (21) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Miami. The Heat won 110-87. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI — The Heat took advantage of a third-quarter stoppage in play Wednesday to show a video montage of highlights from Chris Bosh’s years with the team, including his championship moments.It fired up the crowd.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Plenty of Heat greats were there. Tim Hardaway Sr., the father of the Knicks guard and one of three players to have his Heat jersey number swaying from the rafters in Miami, was at the game. So was Bosh and Jason Williams, the point guard from Miami’s 2006 champions.GAME 2Ashley Moyer-Gleich was one of the officials assigned to the game by the NBA. It was the second regular-season game for Gleich, who remains a non-staff official. She and fellow non-staff official Natalie Sago made their debuts on Monday.UP NEXTKnicks: Host Golden State on Friday.Heat: Host Portland on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Just like old times, sort of.“It’s always special that you’ve got people who care about you, that you’ve invested a lot in and they’ve invested a lot in you,” Fizdale said. “I told Spo when we met at half-court, ‘That’s no way to treat a friend. When I come to your house, you’re not supposed to beat me like that.’”Spoelstra knows Fizdale doesn’t believe that.“He would do the same to me,” Spoelstra said.They would compete against each other in anything and everything when they worked together in Miami, even racing to see who could get to the door first. There wasn’t much competition on Wednesday, as the Heat outscored the Knicks 76-38 in the middle two quarters.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more

Registration opens for Fort St. John Minor Hockey

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Minor Hockey Association has opened registration for the 2018-2019 season.Registration can be done online or by dropping off a printed registration form to the Pomeroy Sport Centre. Registration forms can be found on the Minor Hockey Bulletin Board at http://www.fsjminorhockey.ca.The fee to register for children under eleven is $435 while the fee for children over that age is $460. If residents sign up before the August 1st they are given a $40 discount.- Advertisement -The deadline to register for rep and development tryouts is July 31st.The Minor Hockey Office will be closed from June 26th until July 29th, so residents looking to return equipment from the previous season will need to contact Rod Backmeyer at (250)-787-0588, or by email at Rod.Backmeyer@gmail.com.All registrations will be dated by the time of payment and the number of teams will be based on how many coaches sign up.Advertisement For more information on registration visit the Fort St. John Minor Hockey Association website at http://www.fsjminorhockey.ca.last_img read more

Mapping the Peace River Break with UNBC graduate

first_imgBurkhart can be reached at burkhart@unbc.ca.Burkhart’s research is funded by Mitacs, in collaboration with Yellowstone to Yukon and Landsong Heritage Consulting, and is part of his research towards a Master of Arts in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies. Tim Burkhart has created a digital atlas of the Peace River Break region, the narrowest point of the province’s Rocky Mountain range. The online atlas is said to be designed in its simplest terms while still being able to provide detailed information about the region. Burkhart says in the past, comprehensive maps were held by private or public agencies, which consequently made them difficult to access and sometime required specialized training to understand.“The idea for the Peace River Break Digital Atlas Project is to create a give-and-take relationship with the public,” Burkhart said. “I would like to see people using it for their own specific conservation goals, whether it’s a local group looking to protect a specific wetland or someone who wants to identify hiking trails.”Members of the public can also collaborate with other users through the imbedded communication tools, presenting map users with the opportunity to engage with each other, which Burkhart says is the elements that sets his project apart from traditional maps.- Advertisement -“Maps have an intrinsic power to them because they purport to accurately represent the land,” Burkhart said. “What you put forward with your map has the power and potential to change that landscape.”The online database requires you to create a free account, which can be found here.At the time of publication, the online map has not been made public, which requires you to email Burkhart in order to gain access. However, Burkhart says this glitch should be mitigated within the next 24 hours.Advertisementlast_img read more

Carragher hits back at Henderson ‘Gerrard impersonator’ claims

first_img 9 9 9 9 9 Jordan Henderson and Mario Balotelli discuss penalty duties against Besiktas Jordan Henderson found himself at the centre of a dispute over who should take a penalty for Liverpool last night… and now he’s at the centre of a potential dispute between Jamie Carragher and Joey Barton!The QPR midfielder posted several tweets questioning whether Henderson is “trying to impersonate” Steven Gerrard, after the Reds vice-captain volunteered to take the late spot-kick against Besiktas in the Europa League, in the absence of Liverpool’s skipper and regular penalty taker.Mario Balotelli ended up scoring from the spot to give Liverpool a 1-0 first leg win, but Barton appears concerned Henderson may be trying to copy Gerrard, rather than be his own man.Take a look at Barton’s tweets and how Jamie Carragher responded, then share your view on the matter by leaving a comment below… 9 9 9 9last_img read more

Juventus vs AC Milan headlines Serie A match-day 12

first_imgJuventus have won all of their last three games in all competitions. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Brescia vs TorinoStadio Mario Rigamonti, BresciaSaturday, 09-11-2019 @5pmBrescia make their debut under new coach Fabio Grosso and it’s immediately a surprise relegation battle for troubled Torino.The Rondinelle sacked Eugenio Corini following a 2-1 defeat to Hellas Verona, which left them joint bottom of the table with SPAL – albeit with a game in hand to be played against Sassuolo in December.They’ve lost four of their last five matches and simply need to turn things around fast.This is Grosso’s first career appointment in the top flight, as he was fired by Serie B outfit Verona in May, with his team about to start promotion play-offs.Torino have rejected rumours of a change of management, despite the fans turning on Walter Mazzarri after a run of bad results. The Granata now sit just four points above the bottom spot, managing only two draws in their last six games.The performance in the 1-0 defeat to rivals Juventus was at least a vast improvement and may have bought Mazzarri some time. Daniele Baselli joined the list of injury absentees with Kevin Bonifazi and Iago Falque, but Nicolas Nkoulou returns from his ban.Brescia’s week wasn’t just eventful because of Grosso’s arrival, as it was also dominated by the racism storm around Mario Balotelli. He kicked the ball into the stands and threatened to walk off when hearing racist abuse from a section of the Hellas Verona fans, then answered in the best way with a spectacular goal.With a core of talented players, including Alfredo Donnarumma, Sandro Tonali, Dimitri Bisoli, and Balotelli, the newly-promoted Serie A side have all the tools to compete, but have lost their confidence.The former Bari tactician will have some playing around to do to find the perfect system. Alessandro Matri is suspended, joining injured Daniele Dessena, Ernesto Torregrossa and Jhon Chancellor in the stands.Torino have lost all four Serie A away fixtures this season, their worst run since seven straight defeats in 2008-09.Inter Milan vs Hellas Verona Serdegna Arena, CagliariSaturday,09-19-2019 @8pmThe tension is high in the Inter camp after a Champions League defeat to Borussia Dortmund and Verona have been in the news for all the wrong reasons.Antonio Conte was furious with Inter after his men fumbled a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 in Dortmund, massively complicating their chances of advancing to the Champions League knockout phase. His wrath was openly aimed towards the club management, seemingly for their failure to provide a competitive squad – a Conte classic ever since his time with the Old Lady and familiar at Chelsea too.You can see his point, because Matteo Politano left the stadium on crutches with a sprained ankle, meaning 17-year-old Sebastiano Esposito is now the only alternative to Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku upfront. Alexis Sanchez won’t be back until 2020, while Roberto Gagliardini, Kwadwo Asamoah and Danilo D’Ambrosio need fitness tests.Having only been promoted this year, Hellas Verona are having an impressive season, currently sitting in ninth place and boasting Serie A’s best defence, on a par with champions Juventus. However, it remains to be seen how their coach Ivan Juric will address matters in attack, the Gialloblu averaging less than a goal per game this season.Their most recent match was a 2-1 victory over Brescia, sadly overshadowed by racist abuse aimed at Mario Balotelli and – even more shamefully – the club and local council’s attempts to minimise or even deny it had happened.Salvatore Bocchetti, Emmanuel Badu, Daniel Bessa, Miguel Veloso and Marash Kumbulla miss out, while Koray Gunter needs a fitness test.Clashes between these two have been dominated by Inter, the Nerazzurri currently unbeaten in their last 16 encounters, their longest streak against any of this year’s Serie A teams. Conte’s men have scored in all league games this year and will try to unleash their anger against Verona’s solid defence.Antonio Conte could become the only coach after Gigi Simoni in 1997-98 to see Inter score in each of the first 12 Serie A rounds.Napoli vs GenoaSatdio San Paolo, NaplesSaturday, 09-11-2019 @10:45pmNapoli are in a crisis of their own making after players mutinied against club orders and they host a Genoa side eager to cause an upset.The Partenopei were held to a 1-1 home draw by RB Salzburg, which still left them in a very good position to qualify for the Champions League Round of 16.However, the aftermath sent shockwaves through the calcio world, as players refused to go back to the training retreat set up for them by President Aurelio De Laurentiis and went home. Carlo Ancelotti then wouldn’t give any media interviews, including those obliged by UEFA, and the club released a statement warning it would take legal action against the rebels.There were even rumours Ancelotti would either resign or be fired, having stated publicly before that he disagreed with the concept of a training retreat. It’ll be interesting to see how the players are greeted at the Stadio San Paolo, as many were split between supporting their actions and anger at this apparent mass tantrum.Napoli’s results haven’t been reassuring lately either, as they’ve won only one of the last five Serie A games, the 2-1 defeat at Roma particularly galling, as it was an opportunity to climb back into the Champions League places. Instead, it left them languishing in seventh, three points behind Lazio, Atalanta and Cagliari.Genoa aren’t exactly faring better, but they have already sacked coach Aurelio Andreazzoli to bring in Thiago Motta. He made a strong impact on his debut, a comeback to beat Brescia 3-1 with all three of his substitutes scoring goals. A narrow defeat to Juventus was decided by a stoppage-time penalty and they were simply too unbalanced against Udinese, allowing counter-attacks in an eventual 3-1 home loss.Stefano Sturaro, Domenico Criscito and Andrea Favilli are still out injured, with third choice goalkeeper Federico Marchetti suspended after he was sent off from the bench for dissent.It looks likely that Thiago Motta will stick with the 4-2-3-1 formation, as Sinan Gumus, Kevin Agudelo and Christian Kouame fan out behind Andrea Pinamonti. Expect former Napoli veteran Goran Pandev to come off the bench and potentially surprise the Stadio San Paolo.Napoli have Kostas Manolas back after he was rested midweek, but Allan, Faouzi Ghoulam and Kevin Malcuit are still out of action. Arkadiusz Milik is the favourite to partner Dries Mertens, although Hirving Lozano scored a crucial equaliser against Salzburg.Genoa have not beaten Napoli in Serie A since January 2012, managing only four draws from 14 meetings.Cagliari vs FiorentinaSerdegna Arena, Cagliari Sunday, 10-11-2019 @2:30pmCagliari are incredibly in joint fourth place with Lazio and Atalanta, but Fiorentina want to get in on the European ambition action.The Sardinians lost their first two games of the season, but have been pretty much unstoppable ever since, winning six and drawing three. Their latest coup was a 2-0 victory away to Atalanta and confidence really could not be any higher for Rolando Maran’s men. Calculating three points for a win, Cagliari hadn’t picked up at least 21 points in the first 11 Serie A rounds since 1969-70, the year they won the Scudetto.They’ve achieved all this despite last season’s top scorer Leonardo Pavoletti’s serious knee injury. Alessio Cragno is also a long-term absentee, while Luca Ceppitelli and Valter Birsa are in doubt for this weekend. Radja Nainggolan is making the trequartista role his own behind Joao Pedro and ex-Fiorentina striker Giovanni Simeone, while Luca Ceppitelli returns from suspension at left-back.Franck Ribery sits out the last match in his ban for pushing a linesman and it’s safe to say he has been sorely missed at Fiorentina. They had to fight back from a goal down to beat Sassuolo 2-1, but scraped a 1-1 draw with Parma. Gaetano Castrovilli really stepped into the breach, scoring in both those games, and he’s bound to get that first senior Italy call-up.Martin Caceres is still out injured, but German Pezzella is back after his one-match ban. Kevin-Prince Boateng is again expected to start with Federico Chiesa and Andrea Sottil, though Dusan Vlahovic and Rachid Ghezzal are ready to step in.There have been no draws in the last six editions of this fixture played in Sardinia, with three wins apiece.Lazio vs LecceStadio Olimpico, RomeSunday, 10-11-2019 @5pmLazio face Lecce on Sunday still smarting from their 2-1 defeat to Celtic in the Europa League.The Biancocelesti wasted numerous chances to put Celtic to bed before the Scottish side won the game in the dying minutes through former Genoa man Oliver Ntcham.Lazio now face almost certain elimination from the competition. However, in Serie A, Simone Inzaghi’s team are flying high with four wins in their last five, including a victory over Milan at San Siro – their first in more than 30 years.Ciro Immobile is one of Europe’s most in-form strikers at the moment and won Serie A’s MVP for October. He recently netted his 100th goal for the club and scored again in the Europa League against Celtic.On the other hand, the Aquile are without Joaquin Correa, who has a calf problem. Inzaghi is still also without defenders Stefan Radu and Adam Marusic.Luis Alberto came off the bench against Celtic in the Europa League clash, and the Spaniard may partner Immobile in attack as Lazio try to cement their status as a top-four side this season.Lecce, meanwhile, will be buoyed by last week’s performance in the 2-2 draw with Sassuolo.The Giallorossi twice took the lead against the Neroverdi before being pegged back both times, but boss Fabio Liverani was happy with what he saw as the Salentini battle to stay afloat in the top flight.Liverani is without striker Diego Farias, who has been on the treatment table for two weeks, and it’s unknown when the winger will be back training with the squad. They also have Radoslav Tsonev and Riccardo Fiamozzi out through suspension.Lecce will be expected to go with the same XI that started against Sassuolo. Therefore, Filippo Falco should once more play in the hole behind hitmen Gianluca Lapadula and Khouma Babacar.Lazio and Lecce last faced off in April 2012, when both sides played out a 1-1 draw.Sampdoria vs AtalantaStadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, GenoaSunday, 10-11-2019 @5pmSampdoria are slowly regaining their confidence under Claudio Ranieri and host an Atalanta side struggling to balance Serie A with European commitments.An audacious Atalanta managed to hold English giants Manchester City, although Gian Piero Gasperini was still bitter for not seizing a well-deserved victory. It was La Dea’s first-ever Champions League point and considering that City were down to 10 men and with an outfield player in goal, Gasperini’s regrets are well-founded.Last week saw Sampdoria secure their second win of the season and Ranieri’s first since his appointment as coach. The winning goal was a last-gasp header by substitute Gianluca Caprari in a rather mediocre encounter, but much-needed for Samp’s chance to stay in Serie A.Ranieri himself acknowledged his team’s lack of identity, but promised to work on it only after regaining safety, while also praising Caprari’s unique characteristics.Although historically Sampdoria tend to do well against the Orobici, winning four times in their last six matches, currently there is an undeniable gap between the two – the visitors showcase Serie A’s best attack with 30 goals, while the Blucerchiati have the worst forward line, with only seven goals scored. Although Atalanta took all three points last year at Marassi, it should be noted, however, that they’re yet to register two consecutive victories there since 1992.Veteran Fabio Quagliarella should be back after a thigh problem saw him miss the SPAL game, even though it remains to be seen who will partner him in attack, one between Manolo Gabbiadini and Federico Bonazzoli.Gasperini will have to wait one more game before he can have Duvan Zapata back, who’s still nursing a tear in the adductor muscle, while Josip Ilicic begins a two-match ban.The defeat against Cagliari saw Atalanta interrupt their 16-game streak in which they scored in every single Serie A fixture for a total of 43 goals.Udinese vs SPALDacia Arena, UdineSunday, 10-11-2019 @5pmSerie A’s bottom side SPAL travel to managerless Udinese on Sunday looking to bounce back from a last-minute defeat to Sampdoria, which left them winless in four.Udinese responded to maulings from Atalanta and Roma, which saw them ship 11 goals, by sacking Igor Tudor.Caretaker coach Luca Gotti received an immediate response from the Bianconeri, striking late to defeat Genoa 3-1, courtesy of goals from Rodrigo De Paul, Ken Sema and Kevin Lasagna.Currently sat in joint 11th place alongside Milan, the talented side is arguably underperforming, and will be hoping to keep the winning run going against lowly SPAL. Although Gotti insists he doesn’t want the job full-time, Udinese don’t seem to be in much of a hurry to find a replacement.Goals have been hard to come by, and the normally prolific Lasagna only has two to his name, whilst Stefano Okaka is top scoring with three.Jens Stryger Larsen is the only injury doubt for the Friulani, who have both Rodrigo Becao and Okaka at risk of suspension, having accumulated four bookings this season.SPAL sit bottom of Serie A after a late defeat to Sampdoria, and goals have been hard to come by in recent weeks. With only seven to their name this season, the underlying statistics don’t make pretty reading for Leonardo Semplici’s men, as creating chances has been an issue, currently sat with the lowest xG of anyone in Serie A at 8.98.Despite the goal worries, there have been improved defensive displays, particularly at home to Napoli where they held Carlo Ancelotti’s side to a 1-1 draw, whilst away at Milan they were undone by an excellent Suso free kick in a game they otherwise impressed in. Coming up against another struggling attack, they may be confident of keeping their defence compact and looking to frustrate Udinese.SPAL are without Marco D’Alessandro and Mohamed Fares for the trip to the Dacia Arena.SPAL have failed to find the net in their last five Serie A away games, the worst run since Atalanta’s seven in 2014.Parma vs AS RomaStadio Ennio Tardini, ParmaSunday, 10-11-2019 @8pmDespite suffering a setback in the Europa League, Roma have been in excellent form in Serie A as they travel to face Parma.Although Paulo Fonseca’s side have struggled to get up and running in their Europa League campaign, the same can’t be said for them domestically. The Giallorossi have lost just one league game and come into this match on a three-round winning streak. That includes a recent hard-fought 2-1 victory over Napoli and cruising to a 4-0 rout over Udinese, despite being down to 10 men, as well as overpowering Milan 2-1.Impressively, Roma have achieved all of this despite dealing with a spate of injuries throughout the course of this season.Parma, meanwhile, have had difficulty in picking up positive results as of late.Although they earned a notable 2-2 draw with Inter and thrashed Genoa 5-1, the Crociati ended up losing to the likes of SPAL and Hellas Verona – two sides they certainly would have been expected to earn six points out of six against. Despite taking the lead against Fiorentina through experienced winger Gervinho, who amid their own injury crisis is being used as a centre-forward, they were unable to take advantage in a 1-1 stalemate.The draw came at a high cost, as the hosts will now be missing key winger Yann Karamoh due to a knee injury. The good news is that it means ex-Roma star Gervinho can return to his usual wider role, because Andreas Cornelius is fit to start following a thigh problem, while Roberto Inglese should be on the bench after recovering from a sprain.Coach Roberto D’Aversa has never beaten Roma and more concerning is the fact that Parma have not defeated the Lupi in seven years. For all intents and purposes, the Giallorossi, who are really on a positive upward trend, will be fancying their chances to rebound from their midweek loss to Borussia Monchengladbach. Nonetheless, they will not underestimate a potentially tricky Parma side who have shown they can definitely throw a wrench or two into any team’s plans – as demonstrated by their draw with Inter earlier this season.Parma have not beaten Roma since October 31, 2012. Since then, their record is one draw and six defeats.Juventus vs AC MilanAllianz Stadium, TorinoSunday, 10-11-2019 @10:45pmWhile this was once the Scudetto showdown, it now sees leaders Juventus hosting Milan in 11th place.The league leaders host Milan this Sunday, with the Bianconeri looking to maintain their narrow advantage at the top of Serie A.Milan travel to the Allianz Stadium, a ground where they have lost all eight trips, on the back of another defeat, this time at the hands of Lazio. Milan struggled to create chances and still have issues going forward, whilst defensively they made silly mistakes, as they lost at home for the third time this season.As for the Bianconeri, they made it three wins a row in all competitions in midweek, with a last-minute winner away in Moscow, as they qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League with two matches to go.Despite the win, it was another sloppy performance from Sarri’s men, who had to call on Douglas Costa from the bench to produce the winning goal. Juve were lucky to get a point and it was another game in which their frailties were shown.Sarri went with Leonardo Bonucci and Daniele Rugani again in the middle of the defence and they were both at fault for the equaliser from Lokomotiv Moscow and Rugani, in particular, struggled.Matthijs De Ligt was rested after picking up a knock against Torino in the derby, with Juan Cuadrado and Blaise Matuidi also sitting out, but all three are expected to come back in this weekend against Milan, which should make a positive impact.Samu Castillejo became the latest Rossonero to pick up an injury last weekend, joining Mateo Musacchio on the treatment table, but the good news is that Suso is available again. It remains to be seen who will start in midfield between Rade Krunic and Franck Kessie, as the Ivorian has looked shaky this season.Juventus might be picking up the wins but, as is quite often, they are struggling to put in a 90-minute performance and they are allowing opponents too many opportunities. Milan’s forward line is massively under-performing, especially Krzysztof Piatek. The Pole is clearly lacking confidence as well as the threat that has seen him be so successful in the last year. Rafael Leao and Ante Rebic don’t seem to be performing any more consistently either.Milan have already lost to Lazio, Fiorentina, Inter, Torino and Roma this season, so a defeat to Juventus will be another difficult one to take.The last time Milan beat Juventus in Turin in the league was back in 2011, when Gennaro Gattuso scored the only goal.Friday’s result -Sassuolo 3-1 BolognaComments Tags: AC MilanjuventusSerie Alast_img read more

‘FishMS’ service a hit in SA

first_img10 July 2007The Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) has successfully turned to technology to help preserve the country’s many fish species, with its FishMS service informing users of which species are in plentiful supply, endangered or illegal to buy.“The instant access to accurate information and an informed choice has struck a chord with South Africa’s seafood lovers and cellphone users,” SASSI spokesperson Timony Siebert told the South African Press Agency (Sapa) this week.He told the agency that more than 3 000 people had made more than 11 000 enquiries since the service was introduced last December.Users can SMS the name of the fish in question to 079 499 8795 and a reply by the service will confirm if the fish is in plentiful supply, endangered or illegal to buy.Siebert told SAinfo that the service was funded and developed from “home-grown” technology by iVeri Payment Technologies, who also manage the system, as part of their contribution to the SASSI.“They thought it would be a novel and fun way to help champion the SASSI cause,” Siebert said.Siebert said that it took about 8 weeks to develop and another month of “fine tuning and beta testing” before the service went live, and was promoted “mostly through print media and then spin-offs from radio interviews, internet, word of mouth and SASSI networking partners”.The SASSI has already released a downloadable pocket guide and booklet as well as online database for seafood lovers, which separates fish species into three lists:Green – These species have well-managed populations that can sustain current fishing pressure, and are recommended as the most sustainable choices available. Orange – Though registered commercial fishers and retailers may legally sell these species, an increase in demand could compromise a sustainable supply. Red – These are species that are illegal to buy or sell in South Africa according to the Marine Living Resources Act. Some of these are recreational species that can be caught for ones own enjoyment, subject to the possession of a valid recreational fishing permit as well as other restrictions.Sapa reported that the highest number of queries for a single species was for the Kingklip, which is on the orange list, with 744 enquiries, while the most queries for a fish on the red list was for the Galjoen with 333 enquiries.“SMSs to the FishMS service are charged at normal cellphone rates,” Siebert told SAinfo.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Media Club South Africa

first_imgThe Brand South Africa media service, Media Club South Africa is an invaluable news and content resource, providing original feature articles and high-quality Creative Commons photos for use online and in print.The project was born out of recognition of the important role the media plays in shaping perceptions about South Africa.Aimed specifically at journalists, communicators, bloggers and other media practitioners with an interest in South Africa, Media Club South Africa offers relevant, mind-opening, up-to-date and verifiable information on the country and its achievements – all free of charge.Content includes news, features, stunning infographics and photography.Information on the website is clustered around a number of categories for easy reference and access, covering a wide range of subjects such the economy, the people, arts and culture, history and heritage, and social development.Registration is offered as an option to users who wish to access the comprehensive image library, also available free of charge.All material on Media Club South Africa can be republished as is, or it can serve as thought-starters for story ideas.Feedback and comments are welcome to ensure that the service consistently meets expectations.last_img read more

Portugal outplay disappointing Bafana

first_imgSeemingly stunned, South Africa remained on the back foot as Portugal made all the early play, forcing one corner after another. Carlos Quieroz was fired as coach of Bafana Bafana in 2002, so he must have felt a quiet satisfaction when the team he now coaches beat South Africa 2-0 in Lausanne on Tuesday evening. Second goalIt wasn’t a surprise, therefore, when the Portuguese doubled their lead just before the hour-mark. Once more the goal came from a corner. Maybe that is what Bafana Bafana need when they play the top teams – a harder edge that can knock such sides off their free-flowing games. In the Confederations Cup, South Africa will face Spain, the European champions and runaway leaders at the top of the Fifa World Rankings. The Spanish are loaded with difference-makers from goalkeeper to striker and a less-than-fully-committed approach from Bafana Bafana could be severely punished. Early goalTheir introduction into the game hadn’t even been considered when the Portuguese took an early lead from a soft goal. South African goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune misjudged a corner kick and Bruno Alves made Bafana Bafana pay by heading home after only four minutes. Although he was generally well marshalled by the Portuguese defence, he managed a strong early shot to test the goalkeeper and another that passed just wide of the mark. Whatever South Africa’s shortcomings were, Portugal took advantage of them, and clearly showed the difference between a team ranked tenth in the world and one ranked 72nd. Chelsea midfielder Deco was again the provider for AEK Athens striker Edinho, who met the ball with his left foot at the far post to score and expose South Africa’s fragility at set-pieces for the second time in the contest; nobody had picked him up. With his team two goals down and playing second fiddle, Santana rang the changes for a different reason. He was hoping to salvage something from the game. Portugal offered nothing and ran out comfortable 2-0 winners. It was 1-0 to Portugal at the break, but they had been much the better team, dictating play throughout the opening stanza. Bafana had beaten Norway 1-0 in Rustenburg on Saturday, but that was only the side’s sixth win in 27 matches against European opposition. Afterwards, in the lead-up to the game against the Portuguese, coach Joel Santana and his players made all the right noises but, given SA’s less than stellar record against European teams, the chances of a second win in four days was remote, especially against the country ranked tenth in the Fifa World Rankings. Plenty of work neededWith the Confederations Cup fast approaching – it takes place from 14 to 28 June in South Africa – Santana still has plenty of work to do with Bafana Bafana. Not for the first time, the team seemed to freeze when confronted with a highly ranked team. With the game all but won after the second goal went in, Quieroz introduced three substitutes, including Ronaldo. 1 April 2009 In Lausanne, SA struggled to win 50/50 balls in midfield. It should be noted, however, that the side’s regular holding midfielder, Kagiso Dikgacoi, wasn’t in action, having also missed the Norway game on the weekend due to injury. SA coach Joel Santana had opted for a single striker, unlike his tactical approach against Norway when he used two strikers. That meant Red Star Belgrade marksman Bernard Parker was given the tough job of operating alone up front. Nonetheless, the defeat in Switzerland was disappointing as South Africa meekly surrendered to a Portugal team that started with star players Cristiano Ronaldo and Simao on the bench. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Einztein Launches PhD-Curated Online Education Search Guide

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watters Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Einztein, a non-profit online education search guide, launches the public beta of its service today, with a curated collection of more than 2,000 complete online courses across 35 subject areas. Einztein’s catalogue includes both paid and free courses from over 100 providers and is not restricted to university course offerings. However, all of the courses searchable via Einztein’s site have been reviewed by its team of scholars, who have assessed the quality and relevancy of courses in terms of subject area, language, materials, completeness, and accessibility. “Search engines have inherent limitations when it comes to filtering content and discovering useful academic courses, and these shortcomings aren’t being adequately addressed elsewhere,” says Marco Masoni, CEO of Einztein. “This is why we’ve taken up the task of applying our team’s academic expertise to exclusively selecting courses that meet a quality threshold based on what learners are looking for when they initiate an online search.”??Online education has become increasingly popular in recently years, in part because the economic downturn has driven people back to school, but also in part because technological innovations have made online courses more palatable for teachers and students alike. As we’ve written before, enrollment in distance education courses increased by over 20% for the 2008-2009 academic year, while overall community college enrollment increased by less than 2%. Many traditional higher ed institutions are scrambling to meet the needs of students who are interested in taking classes online. To that end, Einztein plans to partner with schools to help them promote their online course catalogues.Einztein also plans to launch its own social knowledge network, BrainWave, later this year. This will include a premium subscription service that will include a suite of online social tools to allow students and teachers to communicate and share their online publications, research and discussions.According to Masoni, “We see the trend toward offering free online courses as an opportunity to create an online knowledge network where online learners and providers (including academics) can connect their favorite courses to relevant knowledge and information, exchange resources with other members sharing their academic interests, and join like-minded learners to explore their academic concentration.”The move to online education has given rise to several related services lately, including OCWSearch.com, a search engine for open courseware offerings and Udemy, a site where anyone can conduct their own online classes. There are still many questions that these and other sites – along with the academic institutions themselves – must resolve – at the very least how to handle the question of accreditation. But it does seem as though there is a lot of potential for innovation and growth in online education technologies.last_img read more

A Look Inside the Post-Production Process Behind “It”

first_imgLet’s take a look at the post-production workflow and thought process behind the year’s biggest box office success.Top image via Warner Bros. After the smashing debut of the recent adaptation of It, we take a look behind the scenes at the editing booth for some production tips and tricks based on piecing together the horror reboot. We’ll also dive into the color grading process and figuring out the “look” of the town of Derry and the underground world of Pennywise the clown.The Editing ProcessImage via ProVideo Coalition.The most recent Steve Hullfish interview dives into the stellar editing team behind It and what the process was like for the post-production team. While discussing the themes and know-how behind editing a horror film, Jason Ballantine, the lead editor, explains the difference in pacing and rhythm that comes with horror. A story like, this broken up into individual encounters with Pennywise for each of the characters, requires a particular approach. So each segment had to have the appropriate rhythm and setup for the inevitable jump scare.We were definitely conscious of trying to mix the rhythms up. Each encounter became somewhat more elaborate for the jump-scare in terms of what was shot.The first assembly was massively long. It was over three and a half hours and that was the fine-cut scripted length – not a sloppy assembly. So it did mean that screen time had to be dropped, either through the tightening of existing sequences or even scene deletions.One of the key factors when cutting this film was considering the original source material, as well as the first version of the film from the ’90s. There are “horror rhythms” to consider, as well as filmmaking rhythms Ballantine took into consideration:Cutting a film is a marathon, not a sprint. You have to emotionally and physically pace yourself. Thinking of the test screening process, I recognize a pattern heading into them thinking, ‘I’m pretty happy with the way this cut is feeling.’ And then, about 10 minutes into the screening, I’d be thinking, ‘Oh my God, I have so much work to do.’ You see where the audience is engaged or restless. Are they verbally expressing their excitement (or fright)? Are they outwardly rooting for the good guys or laughing out loud?Image via Warner Bros.When discussing the importance of a good relationship with the director, Ballantine considers this “everything.” A good rapport with the crew will not only make everybody’s job easier, it will also guarantee future work down the road. Beyond this, a healthy relationship with the director, Andy Muschietti, will also yield a better finished product.My relationship with the director is paramount. It has to be based on a true sense of trust. The cutting room has to be an environment that they consider as their safe house. They have to feel comfortable enough to openly discuss insecurities, concerns, deficits and shortages. Filmmaking is a compromise no matter what the budget level. The director has been dealing with compromises from the beginning. I just want to assist in making the best film possible from the available resources. I will speak truthfully and be respectfully opinionated. I will flag things that aren’t working, but also offer solutions.Image via Warner Bros.On how the seasoned editor approaches a scene, Ballantine describes his day-to-day workflow from getting his dailies to sitting down with the director looking through what he’s pieced together. Upon receiving the dailies, Ballantine looks through the footage quickly to see if he needs any pickups or reshoots to report back to set. Once he’s done this, his assistant editors make sure all the footage has been copied over before returning the footage for formatting.Beyond the basic checking of coverage, I start to formulate the first assembly by watching every single take. I do my selects and pull everything that’s of any value or interest. In watching the scene I start to formulate how it will come together. For example: what framing size and angle for what line delivery? Also I’m collecting reaction shots and insert details as I go. I just compile in take order.From there, Ballantine asks his assistants to arrange the selects in script-order so that he can have a better understanding of the structure, as well as work at a faster pace without worrying about getting lost in the footage. Once he has a good chunk of the selects in the order he wants, the finished product from that batch will be about a third of the original length (the original cut of the film was just short of four hours long).(The crew edited It on Avid. For more info on a FREE version of Avid’s NLE, check out our past coverage and review here.)Color Grading the FilmImage via Warner Bros.Recently postPerspective sat down with the colorist, Stephen Nakamura, about taking on the film after the trailer went viral. One of the most unique aspects of the film’s grading was how the film changed once the initial trailer premiered. The studio had no idea just how excited people would be to see this remake come to life, and the YouTube view count was certainly a good indication.A crucial step in the color process was the lighting they had to work. The majority of the horror and scares that happen throughout the film occur in broad daylight or well-lit interiors. Playing against the tropes of the horror genre helped this film and its crew succeed where others have failed, creating a look truly unique to the story and vision.Part of the genius of this color and lighting scheme is how the plot unfolds. The majority of the film takes place in well-lit places as we meet the “losers club.” So, as the film moves forward, and the last act takes place in the dark, shadowy sewer system, the characters are surrounded by darkness, the stakes are high, and we are emotionally invested. Nakamura explains this structure as a way that helped him work with the editors and director coloring the film, according to the themes and tonal shifts that occur throughout the movie.Image via Warner Bros.In regards to shooting the film (with the Dolby Cinema HDR capabilities), not only could the image be brighter than usual, it also allowed Nakamura to darken the screen like never before while maintaining detail. This level of control over the image brought to life a terrifying and engaging experience for audiences around the world. The staggering box office numbers indicate that this much thought, time, and care really paid off in the end.But when you’re in that space, you can also make things appear much much darker too. So the overall level in the theater can get really dark but because of that contrast you can actually see more detail on a person’s face, or a killer clown’s face, even when the overall level is so low. It’s more like you’re really in that dark space.Nakamura suggests viewers see the film in a Dolby cinema if possible to experience the film how he intended it. As for the dreadful killer clown in the film, there was some work done in the DI contributing to the overall appearance of the clown.We had alpha channel mattes cut around his eyes for every shot he’s in and we used the color corrector to make changes to his eyes. Sometimes the changes were very subtle — making them brighter or pushing the color around — and sometimes we went more extremeAs for the software used on the film, Nakamura used none other than DaVinci Resolve, citing its intuitive, easy-to-use nature as its strongest asset. The film is an impressive achievement for everybody involved, and it is a solid example of how a team of filmmaking professionals can produce a piece of work that excels on every level.last_img read more