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The Four Most Common Mistakes Made By Feature Length Directors

first_imgMany directors fall into one of the common traps described below, ultimately preventing their film from becoming a success. It’s all about execution.Image from Northfoto / Shutterstock.comDirecting at it’s core is simply the subjective execution of an idea. It’s one individual’s unique take on a story, set of characters, and themes. It goes without saying that every director is going to make their own unique choices both on and off set, and this individuality is what makes films so dynamic and surprising to watch – yet nearly all directors at one point or another make one of the critical mistakes that are outlined below.So whether you’re a seasoned director, or just getting ready to shoot your first film, the four mistakes listed here should always be taken into account when working on a film project, as they are powerful enough to be detrimental to your final picture.Image from Vancouver Film School on Flickr1. They DON’T Make Films For Their ViewersPersonally speaking, this is the mistake that I have most commonly fallen into when directing films. So often when we direct, we have our own personal biases in mind (as we should), but there is a time and a place to let those biases go, and start to think from the perspective of the viewer.You need to remember that you are making your film for your audience – not yourself. At least that’s how it works if you want to make a career out of directing. If you intend to simply make art films for yourself to satisfy your own need for a creative outlet, then that is fine – but you will never have a large audience with this type of mentality. Yes, you want to be true to yourself and put your own spin on things, but you also need to understand the needs of your audience. Put yourself in their shoes and imagine their experience with your film.For example. you might be tempted to cut out backstory details from a scene when shooting or editing it, because it feels too contrived to you, but you need to remember that your audience may need this information to connect with the story. Just because your personal taste may be more subtle, doesn’t necessarily mean that’s what your audience needs.So while you always want to stay true to your vision and style, remember to do so in the context of a film that can still be commercially and creatively viable.2. They DON’T Make Their Protagonist LikeableThis is an issue that plagues directors and screenwriters alike. Some of the most interesting characters that we can develop on or off screen are not necessarily going to be the most likeable, and this is fine so long as it doesn’t apply to the protagonist.You need to remember that when your audience watches your film they are essentially becoming your protagonist. They are putting themselves in his or her shoes and remaining connected to the entire story through that character. The second the protagonist is not likeable is the second that your audience disconnects from that character, and inevitably the film. This point is something that you need to be conscious of throughout your entire filmmaking process – from working with your writer to create a dynamic and likeable character, to casting an actor that is charismatic, all the way through to editing in the right takes that capture the individuals true personality.Making a likable protagonist is actually quite simple once you recognize the importance of it and make creative decisions throughout the filmmaking process with you character’s likability in mind.3. They DON’T Trust The Intelligence Of Their Audience Audiences today have truly seen it all. The average movie-goer has seen thousands of hours of film and television content and in many ways knows the story you are about to tell before you even tell it. Unfortunately many directors today seem to underestimate their audiences and believe that they need their hands held through every last scene and detail in order to understand the story.As a general rule, you always want to stay a step ahead of your audience (except in certain specific genres or instances), which means you need to trust them to follow along. If you spell out the next plot point for them before it actually happens, they are going to become bored and disinterested very quickly.You need to surprise your audience. Show them something that they haven’t seen before, and that they will never see coming. Because if you don’t do that, it doesn’t matter how great your story, your actors, and your production value are – they just won’t care.4. They DON’T Know When Enough Is EnoughThere is a time and a place for a 3 hour film, but for the most part shorter is often better when it comes to feature films. Unless you are directing an epic story that spans generations or has multiple interwoven plot lines, there is no reason why the average film needs 180 minutes to get the story across. These days however, it seems we are seeing more and more ultra-long films (likely because of the ramifications of shooting/editing digitally), and in the majority of cases it is being done to the detriment of the final product.Often times directors make the mistake of believing that providing their audience with a longer cut makes the film feel more substantial or valuable, but in reality it usually has the exact opposite effect. Shorter films tend to only include the absolute best takes and most captivating moments (even if it means making painful decisions in the editing room), whereas longer films will often include additional scenes or moments that create a meandering and redundant feeling to the final piece. On nearly any film that I have directed, I had enough raw footage to make the film twice as long as I did in the end, but I always chose to have a tighter film with only the best moments packed in, rather than a longer film with a bunch of filler. In the end, it might be hard to lose some of those moments or scenes that you worked so hard for, but your audience will thank you for it.last_img read more

One held in hanging of BJP worker’s case

first_imgThe Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has made the first arrest in the case of the hanging of BJP worker Trilochan Mahato at Purulia district. The death has been ruled as murder. Punjabi Mahato, 45, was arrested on Sunday after “thorough interrogation” at the Balarampur Police Station. Nishat Pervez of the CID said the arrest was made “on the basis of circumstantial and strong evidence”. Punjabi Mahato belongs to the same village as Trilochon Mahato.The evidence comprises two mobile phones and two SIM cards that were hidden in Punjabi Mahato’s house. These items are currently being forensically examined. A senior CID official told The Hindu that his behaviour was reported to be suspicious on the day the body was discovered. So far, the motive is unclear. The same source stated that though the post-mortem report is yet to arrive, prima facie study of the body showed that the victim had been poisoned and tortured before the hanging took place.Trilochan Mahato’s death was followed by the hanging of Dulal Kumar, a worker of the same party. Both hangings took place in the same district between May 29 and June 2. However, the latter case has been declared to be one of suicide.last_img read more

Carlo Biado wins PH’s 2nd gold in pool

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Biado beat Vietnamese Duong Quoc Hoang, 9-5,in the championship round.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 shutout Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Thrilling win for Centeno: ‘I thought I lost the gold’ Carlo Biado of the Philippines competes against Duong Quoc Hoang of Vietnam in the finals of men’s 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games billiards competition at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Biado prevailed, 9-5, to clinch the gold medal.CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLThe Philippines pocketed another gold medal in pool after Carlo Biado ruled the men’s 9-ball event in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Sunday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.This is the Philippines’ second gold medal in billiards after Chezka Centeno triumphed over Rubilen Amit in women’s 9-ball. ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Akhmetov knows he’s in for tough challenge vs Eustaquio

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary “Geje Eustaquio is a good striker with decent takedown defense, and he has a good team behind him. I do not think he has a lot of weaknesses,” Akhmetov praised. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “My advantage should be my wrestling and ground game, but I am not going to rely only on that. I am willing to test myself against him on the feet, and show what my hands can do,” said Akhmetov.“I envision every possible scenario, from a quick win, to a tough decision where I overcome adversity. Whatever he brings to me, I will be ready for it,” he added.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 shutoutAkhmetov hopes to get back into title contention and he has to go through Eustaquio first before earning another shot.The Kazakh knows it won’t be a walk in the park. Photo from ONE ChampionshipWhatever the result and however the fight would turnout, former ONE flyweight world champion Kairat Akhmetov said he will be ready for anything.Akhmetov faces tough Filipino Geje Eustaquio in the main event of ONE: Total Victory on Sept. 16 in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy PLAY LIST 01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy00:50Trending Articles01:22Learning doesn’t stop for Geje Eustaquio—inside and outside ONE cage01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension How I strived for greatness—and failed—in front of LeBron James View commentslast_img read more

Falcons edge Bulldogs for 2-2 record

first_imgFILE PHOTO – Adamson center Papi Sarr during the Falcons’ game against the La Salle Green Archers. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University evened its record in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament tripping National University, 83-76, Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Soaring Falcons improved to 2-2 tying the Bulldogs at the fourth spot.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments MOST READ Adamson had four players scoring in double digits, and that was the kind of production head coach Franz Pumaren envisioned his team would have coming into the season. “What I saw right now was the team that I envisioned at the start of the season wherein each and everyone will contribute one way or the other,” said Pumaren.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 shutoutPapi Sarr led Adamson with a 19-point, 13-rebound double-double while Jerrick Ahanmisi and Jonathan Espeleta had 13 points apiece.Jerie Pingoy filled the stat sheets with 12 points, five assists, and six steals for the Falcons. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Pumaren on UE’s 0-4 start: ‘We need everyone to contribute’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kurt Lojera scored his lone field goal of the game on a pull-up jumper to give Adamson a 10-point lead, 76-66, while Sarr and Sean Manganti scored five straight points for an 81-69 buffer with 2:40 left as the Falcons kept the Bulldogs at bay.Jayjay Alejandro was the lone offensive bright spot for NU as he finished with 25 points, on 10-of-20 shooting, with seven rebounds.last_img read more

PBA keeping close watch over referees

first_imgNow that the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup is in the semifinal phase, expect all games to be even more intense.And when the competition is at its highest level, the referees step up on their officiating and are always on their toes at any given play.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Lady Tams book last semis trip Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments Maybe not all PBA fans know that there are two cameras strategically positioned in every playing venue that monitor only the referees’ actions.Yes, these cameras never blink. They record every move the referees make on the court—missed calls, noncalls and wrong calls during the game.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 shutoutPBA media bureau chief Willie Marcial said the cameras are a big help to the technical committee in determining calls during situations which require video consultations.He said the cameras also help the referees evaluate and improve their performances, while also providing real-time feedback for game officials. Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “One time during an Alaska-San Miguel game, the play happened right in front of Alaska’s bench. There was a supposed noncall on Marcio Lassiter. Alaska representative Dickie Bachmann complained at once because he was right there. When the play was reviewed, it was clear that the referee’s view was blocked and so he failed to see if there was a foul or not,” Marcial related.Marcial said this system considerably improved the performance of the referees and somehow made all the teams appreciate calls or non calls—an integral part of commissioner Chito Narvasa’s mission to make officiating understandable to fans as they are to game officials and coaches.Narvasa likewise expressed satisfaction for the above-par performance of the PBA’s pool of 16 referees in the ongoing Governors’ CupHe said none of them have been suspended or fined so far and he’s looking to cut the pool to retain the higher-grade referees during the semifinals of the season-ending third conference. “The cameras are really a huge factor during games,” said Marcial. “Technical officials can monitor the entire game well and make accurate judgments.”The technical committee reviews a referee’s performance after every game. This serves as basis in determining the referee’s rating or grade level.“When a referee performs badly in consecutive games, he or she can be suspended or meted out stiff penalties,” added Marcial.But a referee can’t always be suspended or fined because of wrong calls.The technical committee looks at a referee’s position when a missed or wrong call takes place before making any decision.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

No. 3 UNC tops No. 4 Duke to earn share of ACC title

first_imgP2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIES P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. BIG PICTUREDuke: There’s no doubt the Blue Devils are a different team without Williamson, a national player of the year candidate and possible No. 1 overall NBA draft pick if he goes pro. The question is how soon he might be back, with Krzyzewski expressing optimism that he could be back for next week’s ACC Tournament in Charlotte. Without him, Barrett and Reddish (23 points) had to carry the load offensively and had trouble keeping up with UNC once the Tar Heels got rolling.UNC: The Tar Heels shot just 41 percent and 7 of 13 from the foul line, so things were hardly perfect. Yet that 11-0 burst that finally jarred the Tar Heels loose in a tight game was a display of why they have lost just twice in league play: fast-paced, explosive and at times withering for opponents to chase down. And they figured out a way to hang on when Duke threatened to climb back in it late.UP NEXTDuke: The Blue Devils have a bye as the No. 3 seed into Thursday’s quarterfinals at the ACC Tournament.UNC: The Tar Heels have a bye as the No. 2 seed into Thursday’s quarterfinals at the ACC Tournament. Google unveils motion-sensing Pixel 4 PLAY LIST 02:34Google unveils motion-sensing Pixel 400:50Trending Articles03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting North Carolina’s Luke Maye, left, and Duke’s Tre Jones battle for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, March 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Third-ranked North Carolina took down its biggest rival again, this time to earn a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championship.Freshman Coby White scored 21 points and UNC hung on late to beat fourth-ranked Duke 79-70 on Saturday, securing their first regular-season sweep of the Blue Devils in a decade.ADVERTISEMENT Senior Kenny Williams scored a season-high 18 points for the Tar Heels (26-5, 16-2), who led by 15 with about 6½ minutes left but had to hold off a rally by the Blue Devils, who played yet again without injured freshman star Zion Williamson. Duke lost starting big man Marques Bolden early in this one, too.The Tar Heels bumbled their way to the finish after building their big lead, letting the Blue Devils (26-5, 14-4) get as close as 75-70 on RJ Barrett’s 3-pointer with 2:19 left. Ultimately UNC held on to finish tied alongside second-ranked Virginia atop the final league standings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesVirginia secured the No. 1 seed for the league tournament by beating Louisville earlier Saturday. The Cavaliers owned the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Tar Heels by winning in Chapel Hill last month — which is UNC’s only loss since mid-January.UNC had last swept the two-game set with Duke on Tyler Hansbrough’s Senior Day in 2009 for a team that went on to win the NCAA title.center_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Duke’s RJ Barrett, Zion Williamson contend for Wooden Award 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Barrett scored 26 points to lead the Blue Devils, who shot just 23 percent after halftime.Duke came in shorthanded with Williamson out for the fifth straight game since suffering a sprained right knee early in last month’s first meeting with the Tar Heels. On Friday, Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski had said Williamson had gotten in his “first really good workout” on Thursday as he continued his recovery. The next step, he said, was working on Williamson’s conditioning and getting him used to contact again.Then things got tougher when the Blue Devils lost Bolden roughly 2½ minutes when he fell into the basket support and injured his left knee while picking up a foul on a block attempt at the rim. He had to be helped off the court and straight to the tunnel, and didn’t return.Cam Reddish was terrific in the first half with 17 points to help Barrett, the ACC’s leading scorer who has been left as the no-doubt lead weapon for Duke’s offense with Williamson out.Barrett got into foul trouble by picking up his third foul late in the first half and finished with four fouls, three coming on charges drawn by Williams in the senior’s final home game.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

China Stops Gas Leak from LPG Tanker off Dongying Port

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Chinese authorities stopped a gas leak from a South Korean liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tanker on January 14, according to local media reports.The 1998-built No.5 SJ Gas, which is currently anchored in the Bohai Sea, started leaking gas off the coast of Dongying, China, in the morning hours of January 12.Reports indicated that the leak occurred after the ship failed to shut down the valve for one of its cargo tanks. At the time of the incident, the tanker, loaded with 1,850 tons of LPG, was some 25 kilometers away from Dongying Port. The Korea-flagged vessel had a crew of 15 sailors aboard.Relevant authorities from the Shandong province sent expert teams to the vessel to find the source of the leak and a solution.According to data provided by VesselsValue, the ship is owned and operated by South Korean company SJ Tanker.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

This Round Of The Champions League Might Get Wild

The UEFA Champions League resumes on Tuesday with the first slate of its Round of 16 games. In the video above, we explain why this year’s matchups could create some unpredictable results.Read more: Our 2019 Champions League predictions

Counterpoint Super Bowl XLIX Was Among The Most Exciting Super Bowls Ever

In the immediate aftermath of the New England Patriots’ 28-24 Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks Sunday night, we gave a preliminary measurement of how exciting the game was using what Brian Burke of Advanced Football Analytics calls the “Excitement Index.” This index tracks the cumulative change in win probability throughout a game, the logic being that bigger swings in win probability indicate a more thrilling game.By NumberFire’s live in-game probability model, the Excitement Index of Super Bowl XLIX was curiously modest, ranking just 12th all time. But, as we noted, win probability models can vary to a surprisingly large degree, so we wanted to recalculate the Excitement Index using data from Pro-Football-Reference.com, which hadn’t yet updated Sunday night. (We used Pro-Football-Reference in our original ranking of the most exciting Super Bowls last week.)The difference between the two sources is bigger than you might think. If we run the Pro-Football-Reference numbers, Sunday’s game comes in at No. 3 all time, a much higher — and, in our subjective view, more deserving — placement than we’d originally calculated.In addition to the vagaries of competing win probability metrics, it’s also worth noting that the Excitement Index has obvious limitations. Similar to the way the coastline paradox makes it difficult to pin down the true length of a landmass’s coastline, a bunch of incremental changes to win probability can add up quickly for a game’s Excitement Index even if the overall trend of a game is in the same direction.The Excitement Index (as originally defined by Burke) also counts a swing in win probability from, say, the first quarter the same as one from the fourth quarter. In terms of leverage index, this is entirely appropriate — but it may not track as well with the subjective feeling of excitement we tend to experience as fans, where late-game moments are given much more weight.To try to capture some of that feeling, we also calculated an alternative version of the Excitement Index that puts more weight on the end of the game. Here’s how it works: A play at the very end of the game receives a weight of 2, halftime receives a weight of 1, and the opening kickoff gets a weight of 0. It’s a bit ad hoc, we know, but it seems to produce ratings that match the perceived excitement of Super Bowls better than an unweighted sum of win-probability changes.Using our alternative Excitement metric, Super Bowl XLIX is second all time. (See the table below for the updated ranking by this method.)Then again, as we wrote last night, no index can ever really put a number on the elation felt by Patriots fans — and the corresponding despair of those rooting for the Seahawks — at the end of a game like Sunday’s. read more

Meet Ohio State wrestlings inseparable Stieber brothers

From growing up in Monroeville, Ohio, to wrestling together at Ohio State, brothers Logan and Hunter Stieber have been inseparable. “We’re 18 months apart and we hung out basically every single day for our whole lives,” Hunter Stieber said. “We’re drill partners in practice. We’ve been best friends ever since our childhood and we still are in college.” The Stieber brothers have excelled in their time at OSU, amassing impressive numbers and racking up numerous accolades. Logan Stieber, a redshirt sophomore, is the defending 133-pound NCAA Champion and possesses a career record of 56-5. His younger brother, Hunter Stieber, a true sophomore, wrestles in the 141-pound weight class and holds a career record of 54-7. Both siblings were named All-Americans last year. It’s why OSU coach Tom Ryan dreams of more than two Stiebers. “I wish they were octuplets,” he said.”They’re a pleasure. They’re respectful. They’re disciplined. They win at a very high level and they’re eager to learn and get better. So we are very fortunate to have both of them.” However, without each other’s help, the brothers said they would be nowhere near as successful as they have been up to this point. “I’m able to have a workout partner whenever I want,” Logan Stieber said. “He’s my size. We push each other. I want him to be the best, and if he does really good, I want to match him, you know what I mean? So we both motivate each other in certain ways like that.” Hunter Stieber agreed that always having his brother around greatly benefits his performance on the mats. “It’s great just having him there to push me, help me out,” he said. “He’s an amazing wrestler. He’s an amazing coach and he sees all the little things that I need to work on. So after all my matches and practices, he can give me little hints and tips about what to improve on. He’s just a great asset that I have to help me get better.” It seems as though the Stiebers have been particularly beneficial to one another this season, as they both went undefeated in the regular season. Logan, despite missing most of January with a leg muscle strain, is 18-0 while Hunter has gone 26-0. The two have set their goals high for this season as both aspire to reach the pinnacle of NCAA wrestling. Logan wants to be named a national champion again while Hunter is seeking to win it for the first time. “I want to win a national title,” Hunter Stieber said. “I’m ranked second right now so it’s definitely in my reach. I just have to keep improving, working hard and working out with my brother and coach and I could definitely win a Big Ten and national title. Then we can push for a team title, but everyone has to do their job, including me and Logan. We have to perform to our best.” Both of them still have a few years left in their college careers no matter what happens this year. “Their potential is limitless,” Ryan said. “It’s whatever they want it to be. They understand hard work. They have the foundation that, if you want something in life, you have to work for it. So with that mentality, anything is possible.” The Stieber brothers will be back in action when OSU heads to the NWCA National Duals meet on Friday in Minneapolis, Minn. read more

Wrestling Snyder claims gold for USA at World Wrestling Championships in Paris

OSU junior heavyweight has his hand raised after defeating Wisconsin’s Connor Medbery in the 285-pound finals at the 2017 NCAA tournament in St. Louis, Missouri. Snyder won 6-3, while the Buckeyes placed second as a team. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsOhio State wrestler and Olympic gold medalist Kyle Snyder struck gold for his country once again at the World Wrestling Championships on Saturday in Paris with a 6-5 victory in the men’s freestyle 97kg final over Russia’s Abdulrashi Sadulaev to win a gold medal. Snyder trailed for most of the match, but was able to make the most of a pair of spin-behind takedowns that netted four of his six points in the matchup. Trailing 4-5 with less than 30 seconds remaining, the heavyweight maneuvered himself behind a kneeling Sadulaev to take position, two points and the eventual victory. The Ohio State senior entered the tournament as the top seed among 26 of the globe’s elite wrestlers. This was the third gold medal for Snyder as the Buckeye had also taken home a gold medal from both the Olympics and a previous World Wrestling Championship. The win also clinched a team championship in freestyle for the United States. Snyder’s opening match in Paris was a 10-0 technical fall finish as he defeated Mamed Ibragimov of Kazakhstan in a convincing victory, registering four takedowns and two forced step-outs. Japan’s Naoya Akaguma was waiting for Snyder in the quarterfinals, though the Buckeye made quick work of him as well. The two-time NCAA Champion scored a takedown at the 2:59 mark of the opening period to register his second straight 10-0 technical fall. Throughout the match, the Ohio State senior tallied three takedowns and four forced step-outs. To reach the gold medal matchup, Snyder defeated Aslanbek Alborov of Azerbaijan in the semifinals by a score of 9-2. Snyder dominated by a score of 7-2 in the opening period after recording two takedowns and three forced step-outs. In the second period, the two-time Big Ten Champion scored a takedown and finished the 9-2 victory to advance to the finals. Former Ohio State wrestler Logan Stieber competed in Paris as well. Despite being the No. 2 seed in the tournament, the four-time national champion suffered shutout losses in two of his three matches and was eliminated from the 61kg weight class. Stieber graduated from Ohio State in 2015. read more

Boyata absent for Celtic

first_imgCeltic defender Dedryck Boyata will be absent from the team’s UEFA Europa League playoff first leg tie against Suduva.The Belgium international will be missing from action once again for the Bhoys, but manager Brendan Rodgers insists he has a medical issue.Rodgers and Boyata have been at loggerheads all summer after the player’s request to leave the club was turned down before he then refused to play in Celtic’s UEFA Champions League qualifying loss to AEK Athens, claiming he was injured after the manager confirmed his full fitness.Boyata returned to training with the first team after spending time training with the club’s U-20 team.The defender held talks with manager Rodgers and club captain Scott Brown as all parties involved decided to resolve the issue for good.Rodgers said, as quoted by Independent: “Dedryck Boyata isn’t here. There are still issues with him physically.SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 14: Thomas Vermaelen, Dedryck Boyata, Marouane Fellaini, Thibaut Courtois and Axel Witsel of Belgium celebrate victory following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 3rd Place Playoff match between Belgium and England at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 14, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)Roberto Martinez hails young Dedryck Boyata Obinna Echi – September 4, 2018 Belgium boss Roberto Martinez suggests Dedryck Boyata is one of the most unselfish football players he has ever worked with in his managerial career.Boyata, 27,…“We’re at a stage in the season where we can’t afford to take any real risks on players if they’re not physically right to be here.”“He has a problem with his back that he struggled with last week. Overall his fitness, in terms of being ready to come in, isn’t there.”Rodgers admitted disappointment at crashing out of the Champions League in the third qualifying round – “you can’t deny that” – but is keen to make sure Celtic reach the group stages of the Europa League.He said: “We want to ensure we make no mistakes over these two games, get qualification and then there’s going to be a lot of real football rewards in that for us.”Meanwhile, Celtic have ended their interest in signing Scott McKenna, after his club, Aberdeen rejected their £3.5million offer for the player.last_img read more

Klopp confirms Dejan Lovren injury

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that defender Dejan Lovren sustained a hamstring injury during their 2-1 defeat at Wolves on Monday night.Lovren was replaced by 16-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever after just six minutes into the game at the Molineux.In his post-match press conference, Klopp confirmed the injury and gave an update on his condition.“[It is his] hamstring, is what I heard – without any signs before. I asked everybody, no signs, nothing, just out of the blue, so that’s the decision you have to make,” he told the club’s website.“I am not sure what you all would have said if immediately from the beginning if our centre-half situation was Fabinho and Ki-Jana; then probably a few very smart people would tell me that I don’t respect the competition or whatever.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“So, we tried to do all the things [we could]. Of course, on the other hand, it doesn’t make sense to bring in a 16-year-old boy from the start.“You don’t bring him, you wait until he is completely ready, but he did well. He came on and did well.“That’s how it sometimes starts – when you are really needed then it is only about if you are good enough and not how old you are.“He did well, so that was all OK. That’s it.”Asked when the defender might return, Klopp answered: “I don’t know in this moment.”last_img read more

Amazing comeback by Guardiolas City

first_imgThe Citizens were able to turn their luck around and after being down 2-1 against Schalke, with one player sent off, they won 3-2 in the UCL.Pep Guardiola and Manchester City had a fantastic comeback tonight in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.The English Premier League club was down 2-1 in the second half while Nicolas Otamendi was sent off leaving them with one less player.But the Citizens showed a lot of confidence and were able to get the victory in the first leg of the series at Veltins Arena.You put us through it tonight, boys.But we love you for it! 💙#mancity pic.twitter.com/4n52xezWv4— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 20, 2019City had a great start, thanks to a magnificent goal by Sergio Aguero in the 18th minute thanks to an assist by David Silva.At the 33rd minute, Nicolas Otamendi handballed the ball in his own area and after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) Technology was used, Schalke was awarded a penalty kick.Nabil Bentaleb converted the goal to tie things 1-1.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…And two minutes before the end of the first half, Fernandinho fouled Salif Sane in the area to give the Germans another penalty kick chance.Bentaleb converted from the spot once again to put things 2-1.In the second half things didn’t look good for Pep Guardiola and company, as Nicolas Otamendi received his second yellow card of the day and was sent off, leaving the Citizens with 10 men.Schalke didn’t take this opportunity to attack, wasting the few opportunities they had in front of the Manchester goal.But Leroy Sane scored in the 85th minute, while Raheem Sterling did the same five minutes later, to give the Citizens the 3-2 win in a fantastic night.FULL-TIME | A bonkers game! 😅We can only guess what the second leg will bring after that!🔵 2-3 💙#s04vcity ⚽️ #mancity pic.twitter.com/D3buqVBGdb— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 20, 2019last_img read more

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16yearold boy killed in Linda Vista shooting

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 16-year-old boy killed in Linda Vista shooting 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man was behind bars Friday on suspicion of fatally shooting a 16-year-old boy during an argument in the Linda Vista area, police said.Dispatchers received a 911 call at 6:04 p.m. Thursday regarding a shooting in the 6500 block of Kelly Street, San Diego police Lt. Chris Tivanian said.Before officers arrived, the victim, later identified as 16-year-old Carlos Valdovinos, was taken by friends to a hospital with at least one gunshot wound to the upper body, Tivanian said. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.A preliminary investigation determined Valdovinos was outside a home on Kelly Street and got into an argument with a man in a vehicle, described as a tan or gold four-door sedan, then the gunman shot the victim and fled the scene, the lieutenant said.Officers located and arrested the suspect, identified as 20-year-old Andy Phonsongkham, later that evening, Tivanian said.Authorities have not disclosed a suspected motive for the shooting or what led investigators to identify Phonsongkham as the suspected shooter.Phonsongkham was booked into San Diego Central Jail around 4:25 a.m. Friday, where he was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, jail records said. May 24, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Updated: 12:38 PM Posted: May 24, 2019 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For May 15 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Tuesday, May 15, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, then becoming cloudy during the afternoon, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.Municipal Meetings: The Wilmington Board of Health meets at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE. … The Wilmington Board of Library Trustees meets at 7pm in the Library’s James Banda Trustees Room. Read the agenda HERE.At Wilmington Public Schools: Wilmington Public Schools is holding its annual Behavioral Health Provider Fair from 5pm to 7:30pm at Wilmington High School (159 Church Street). The event, organized by the Wilmington Public Schools Behavioral Health Task Force, consists of Tables and Vendors (5pm-6pm, Cafe) with local mental health providers, community organizations, municipal departments, and state agencies, followed by Keynote Speaker Lynn Lyons (6pm-7:30pm, Auditorium) on “Preventing Anxiety and Depression: Skills We Can (And Should) Be Teaching Our Children.” Children age 12 and up are encouraged to attend the presentation. Child care is available in the school’s Large Group Instruction Room throughout the event.In The Community: Cub Scout Pack 126 is holding a Registration Night, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, at Villanova Hall (126 Middlesex Avenue). Learn more HERE.In The Community: The Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks holds bingo — open to the public — every Tuesday. Doors open at 5pm. Pizza, hot dog and pastries are sold. Free coffee.In The Community: Angels In Motion meets every Tuesday, from 9:30am to 2:30pm, at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue).  The club provides a great opportunity for seniors to meet new friends or reacquaint with old ones. A luncheon is served as noon.  Free. Handicapped accessible.Live Music: Larry Gilbert performs at Rocco’s Restaurant & Bar (193 Main Street) beginning at 6pm.At The Library: Film Screening of ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ at 6:30pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Computer Class at 9am. Zumba at 9am. Aerobics at 10:30am. Mah Johg at 1pm. Gentle Yoga at 2:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]At The Town Museum: The Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm.Go Wildcats!: Three Wilmington High School teams are in action today. See the complete schedule HERE.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For April 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For February 20, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Polestar 1 enters its final prototype phase

first_img1:37 Now playing: Watch this: 5 Photos 0 More From Roadshow 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Polestar 1 hits the track to work on its reflexes Polestar 1 packs 600 electrified horsepower in a discreet… Enlarge ImageWe’ve been drooling over Polestar’s first model for ages now, but it seems production cars are coming soon. Polestar The fine folks at Polestar have been teasing us for nigh on a year with their gorgeous-looking Polestar 1 grand touring performance hybrid luxury thing. We’ve been wondering when it will start getting nearer to production and based on an announcement the company made on Wednesday, that time is now.Polestar announced that it’d entered the final prototype phase for Polestar 1 which means, among other things, that the Polestar facility in Chengdu, China has managed to crank out around 50 prototype cars to verify that its tooling is on point and within spec.”It’s great to see how we have progressed from showing the Polestar 1 for the first time in 2017, to now having our beautiful new manufacturing facility up and running with the TT (tooling tryout) cars being tested in and around the plant,” says Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar, in a statement.The exciting thing for customers is that now Polestar has started reaching out to lock down final configurations for specific cars, and that means the wait won’t be too terribly long before you’re blasting through a continent in your eco-friendly and intensely handsome not-a-Volvo.center_img 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Post a comment Share your voice 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered first drive: Almost Super Trouper Tags Luxury cars Hybrids Performance Cars Polestarlast_img read more

Rishabh Pant to play in the World Cup Who will replace Shikhar

first_imgRishabh Pant may get an opportunity to play the 2019 World Cup after allDelhi Capitals TwitterWith Shikhar Dhawan out of the Indian World Cup team at least for the next three weeks, there is great speculation as to who would replace him. The most prominent name doing the rounds is of Delhi wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant. His exclusion from the World Cup squad had led to a great deal of commentary with everyone, from lay fans to cricket experts, describing the decision as wrong.The left-hander had himself expressed disappointment at not getting selected. However, it seems like another door of opportunity has opened up for the man with two Test centuries. The idea of replacing Dhawan with another Delhi left-hander seems rather apt. But it’s not just the regional affinity that suggests Pant as the likely replacement.The fact that Dhawan has a very aggressive batting style means that his replacement should also be someone who can bat in a similar fashion. Nobody currently embodies that spirit of positivity more than the young wicketkeeper of Delhi Capitals. Though, he may not open the innings even if he gets into the playing XI, Pant can easily slot in at any position from the middle order to the lower order. He has also received the backing of greats of the game like Sourav Ganguly and Michael Vaughan. Rahane, Gill and Shaw are all in contentionTwitterOther optionsHowever, Pant’s inclusion into the side is far from certain. Pant failed to make a mark in the ODI series against Australia where he was given a chance. Since Rahul has also been an inconsistent performer, Indian selectors and team management may feel a need to bring in a reserve opener. This opens the gate for other batsmen, especially Ajinkya Rahane, who has batted as an opener and even achieved some success there. His experience and solid technique is also going to further his cause. Besides, the Mumbai opener is currently in England playing county cricket. Then there is Ambati Rayudu. He criticised the selectors for leaving him out in a cryptic tweet but may be given an opportunity considering his past performances. There are other talented players in the domestic circuit who may be considered. Ruturaj Gaikwad of Maharashtra recently scored big back-to-back hundreds against Sri Lanka A. But he is as yet completely untested against strong opposition. Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill are two young guns who will be on selectors’ radar. The latter also scored a hundred against Sri Lanka A. So, it is hard to know whom will the selectors trust. But it’s going to be a mighty tough choice.last_img read more