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Jazz Sign F Cavanaugh

first_imgAugust 2, 2018 /Sports News – Local Jazz Sign F Cavanaugh FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The Jazz have agreed to a two-day deal with forward Tyler Cavanaugh.The second-year player suited up for Atlanta last season and averaged 4.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 39 games.  He played collegiately at George Washington. Tags: Tyler Cavanaugh/Utah Jazz Robert Lovell Written bylast_img

QPR 1-0 Wigan: Highlights of Rangers’ victory against the Latics

first_imgRob Green produced a series of saves to ensure a 16th-minute goal by Yossi Benayoun was enough to give QPR victory.See also:Benayoun strikes again as QPR beat WiganInjury concerns for QPR after home victory’Dependable’ Green hailed after QPR winQPR v Wigan player ratings QPR’s Bond backs ‘disappointed’ YunFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Follow Fill: The Simple Solution to Lighting a Difficult Scene

first_imgLighting a moving subject and staying out of frame is always difficult. The solution to this problem is easy: follow fill.The dilemma: you have to get the lights far enough back so they don’t appear in the scene yet close enough to make the subject stand out from the background. It poses an added problem if you’re shooting outside, or in a dark location, or your subject covers a lot of distance.Follow fill is a light (usually a battery-powered LED) on the end of a pole that a grip or gaffer carries above the camera. The light should be as close as possible to the axis of the camera so it doesn’t create extra shadows — and so the viewer doesn’t see movement. To make the light as large (and as soft) as possible, it will usually be in some type of china ball diffusion. This will allow it to get extra light on your subject, making it brighter than the background.Follow fill is a great technique for adding extra illumination when you’re filming in outside locations (such as a city street) and there is no way to rig lights along the pathway of the camera-move. Even if you did rig static lights, they would keep illuminating the background, cutting into that separation you want between your characters and background.The great thing about follow fill is that due to the “inverse square law,” the light only travels at a bright level for a couple of feet. Therefore, if the person holding the follow fill keeps it two or three feet in front of the talent, you’re going to get an actor who pops out of the background and is far brighter.You can see this technique in the movie Deadpool 2 when the protagonist is running in slow motion. There was nowhere for the crew to place a light soft and bright enough that the audience wouldn’t have seen it as the camera pulled back.Images via Deadpool 2 (Twentieth Century Fox).You can see another example in Black Swan when Natalie Portman walks around the city streets at night. The grip holds a light on a boom pole below Portman’s eye-line to create an up-lit, uncanny effect. The only alternative solution for this would’ve been to rig a soft light source twenty feet above the path, which is very expensive, hard to power, and extremely loud. Just by placing this light source in a china bowl, in front of Natalie Portman’s character, you can effectively separate her from the background.In normal filming conditions, there’s usually a boom operator holding a microphone almost at the same place as the Follow Fill, in order to negotiate between both the microphone and the light. You can also shoot these types of scenes without sound, or rely on wireless lav mics. This allows the person holding the follow fill to get as close as possible to the actor while staying out of the frame. Anyone who knows how to swing a boom on set and keep it out of the shot can do this job.On a recent shoot, we used an Intellytech LC-50 on a boom pole for a follow fill. It’s powerful, light, battery-powered, and you can run the cable down the boom pole onto the operator’s belt. This will yield a very bright light that can run for two hours off a 98 watt-hour V-mount battery. You can also use follow fill with a reflector, such as a piece of polyboard. Someone offscreen shines a bright Fresnel-style lens onto the reflector that a grip carries in front of the actor. (This requires coordination.) You won’t be able to move as far with this method, but it removes the wires and batteries from the equation, and it can get you out of trouble. I’ve also seen it used when the actor’s actually holding a flash light, and it bounces off a piece of polyboard to create a fill light.Even though there are plenty of different ways to do this, the central principle is that a light moves with an actor to add illumination, and when the camera swings around, you won’t see anything you don’t want to.Looking for more articles on lighting? Check these out.The Advantages of Hard Light and the Benefits of Using It on SetWhy Filmmakers and Photographers Prefer to Use Soft LightInside the Electric Department: Lighting, Tools, and Safety SkillsEfficiently Lighting and Shooting Product Shots for YouTubeLighting in a Pinch: Five Tricks Using Your Mobile Phonelast_img read more

Why Johnny Can’t Sell

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Johnny never worked in a bull pen. He was never surrounded by other salespeople, so he never heard their conversations with prospects, and he never heard their conversations with clients. Johnny never listened to how his peers dealt with the friction that is part of business. He also never heard the collaborative conversations that are necessary to winning deals.Johnny works from home. He has to figure out for himself what he is supposed to do, how much he is supposed to do, and how to do it. Johnny is smart, and he is resourceful. But he doesn’t have a very good model of what his days and weeks should look like, so he lives in reactive mode, waiting for things to do to show up in his inbox, and responding as best he can.Johnny’s manager never worked in a bullpen either. In fact, his manager never spent much time in the field with prospective clients at all. He was hired for his experience as a manager, and most of his background is in marketing. Johnny’s manager wants to help him, but a lot of what he does is really about serving the organization, not the salespeople themselves.Johnny makes his face-to-face sales calls by himself. His manager has never been in Johnny’s territory, and he has never been on a ride-a-long. He feels like he does a good job in front of his prospective clients, but he doesn’t really have a frame of reference. He has no ideas what other people are doing differently, and he has no idea where his blind spots are.Johnny spends four hours a week on internal meetings. Well, not meetings, but web meetings. He’s learned to use his iPad to browse the web, so that the meeting software shows him as attentive when he is logged in on his laptop. Most of these meetings are a waste of time, and his long sales cycle doesn’t really require a forecast update twice a week.Johnny wants to do well. But Johnny can’t sell.last_img read more

Three gunshots fired the night Colten Boushie died on Saskatchewan farm

first_imgThe Canadian PressBATTLEFORD, Sask. – The Crown says evidence will show that three shots were fired the night a 22-year-old Indigenous man was killed on a Saskatchewan farm.Crown prosecutor Bill Burge told the trial of Gerald Stanley on Tuesday that court will hear from the farmer’s son, Sheldon, who came out running when he and his father thought someone was trying to steal a vehicle from their yard in August. 2016.Burge told the jurors they will hear that Sheldon Stanley went inside to get his keys because a grey Ford Escape SUV was starting to drive away when it hit another vehicle in the yard.“As he was running into the house, he heard two gunshots. When he got out of the house with his car keys, he heard another gunshot. He looked. He saw his father standing by the driver’s door of this vehicle with a gun and a clip in his hand,” Burge told court.“Sheldon Stanley approached the vehicle and saw Colten Boushie in the driver’s seat slumped toward the steering wheel.”Burge said there were two females in the back seat of the vehicle. Two other males had jumped out of the SUV and ran away.Burge told the jury an autopsy found Boushie died from a gunshot wound that entered behind his left ear and exited through the side of his head.Police recovered a Ruger-style handgun.Stanley, who is 56, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.RCMP Cpl. Terry Heroux was called to the Stanley farm the night of the shooting and took several photos. Some of them show the SUV, its front left wheel worn down to the rim, with the doors open and a body under blankets on the ground.Dark blood stains can be seen on the seat and dashboard. A broken .22-calibre rifle was found next to the vehicle. Heroux said the barrel was bent but there was a bullet in the chamber and five in a clip.Boushie, who was from the Red Pheasant First Nation, was initially a passenger when the SUV drove onto the farm near Biggar, Sask., on Aug. 9, 2016.Supporters and family members of the accused and of the victim packed the courtroom Tuesday.Boushie’s uncle, Alvin Baptiste, brought an eagle feather with him to the proceedings.“I bring it in and this is for justice,” he said during a break. “This is a symbolic symbol of First Nations people.”He said his sister Debbie Baptiste, who is Boushie’s mother, was at the courthouse but not in the courtroom for the first witness.“She’s not sitting in the courtroom to see those graphic pictures.”Three weeks have been put aside for the trial.last_img read more

Florida States Drop From No 1 Wasnt Unprecedented

Despite beating Syracuse 38-20 Saturday, the (formerly) No. 1 ranked Florida State Seminoles found themselves ranked second in the latest AP Poll, trailing Mississippi State after the Bulldogs beat previous No. 2 Auburn 38-23 at home in Starkville. It was the first time Florida State had not occupied the AP’s top slot since Nov. 24 of last season.Although Mississippi State’s victory over Auburn was impressive, the way the polls typically work is that No. 1 stays No. 1 as long as No. 1 keeps winning (or soundly beats an underdog opponent). Florida State was favored by 23 against Syracuse and won by 18 in a game that was essentially over midway through the third quarter. The Seminoles are also the defending national champions, and so far this season they’ve outscored opponents by more than 18 points per game (a number that becomes nearly 21 if we throw out their six-point win over Clemson in which they were missing 2013 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston). If Florida State is presumed to be the nation’s best team — as it was before the season — it’s hard to find a obvious misstep that proves otherwise. (If anything, a good Bayesian should probably be more suspicious of Mississippi State, which was unranked as recently as five weeks ago.)Then again, the Seminoles have also played just one team (Clemson) ranked among the AP’s Top 25 at the time of the game, and their overall strength of schedule ranks 64th in the FBS, according to Sports-Reference.com’s Simple Rating System. While my Elo variant still has them ranked first, it draws heavily from knowledge of how good they were last season. Computer-rating systems that don’t account for Florida State’s presumed strength as a prior, by contrast, tend to rank it among the country’s best teams — but generally not as No. 1. (That honor is more often bestowed upon either Mississippi State or Ole Miss, who very nearly bumped Florida State to No. 3 in the AP voting.) Combined with potential distaste over the sexual assault allegation against Winston, AP voters had several reasons to drop the Seminoles from their perch atop the rankings, despite the team’s 22-game winning streak and championship incumbency.How frequently do No. 1 ranked teams fall in the AP Poll despite winning their most recent game? According to Sports-Reference’s college football data, there have been 21 cases (since 1992) of the AP’s top team beating an FBS opponent but dropping in the next poll (ratings and expected margins shown below are based on the Elo rating variant I described in an earlier post):Compare the incumbents’ performances to those of the overtaking teams that claimed No. 1 in the subsequent AP poll:There are a few circumstances that can lead to No. 1 winning a game but losing its ranking, usually involving some combination of the incumbent disappointing and/or the upstart exceeding expectations. Florida State’s tumble was more an example of the latter than the former — the Seminoles underwhelmed by a bit, but the bigger factor was Mississippi State’s strong performance against Auburn.Most of the cases above involve a similar chain of events, although a few saw the incumbent disappoint by so great a margin that No. 2 slid up just by playing to expectations. On other occasions, the challenger moved up without even playing; in 1992, No. 2 Washington watched on the sidelines as No. 1 Miami struggled to an 8-7 win over unranked Arizona, then claimed the AP’s top spot three days later. (The Hurricanes and Huskies would flip-flop the No. 1 slot twice more — each time in spite of incumbent wins — before the season was over.) And sometimes the pollsters swapped teams at the top for relatively arbitrary reasons, such as when Penn State crushed No. 21 Ohio State 63-14 — yet dropped behind Nebraska, who’d beaten previous No. 2 Colorado 24-7. (Despite going undefeated the rest of the season, the Nittany Lions would never again stake their claim to No. 1 over Nebraska from that point on, and were unable to face the Huskers in the postseason because of the Rose Bowl’s conference tie-ins.)The good news for Florida State is that it still has the highest probabilities of winning out and winning its conference among the major-conference undefeateds, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index simulations. Barring the real possibility of a change to Winston’s availability — on top of the sexual assault allegations, news broke Monday night that Florida State was investigating whether the quarterback signed autographs for money — the numbers show the Seminoles as very likely to earn a berth into the inaugural College Football Playoff field, regardless of Sunday’s ranking loss. read more

San Diego Zoos Yaycation

first_img Allie Wagner, 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) – Take a remarkable excursion into the San Diego Zoo’s annual spring event this year.Yaycation will include special daily activities and animal experiences for the whole family—each one highlighting a different location at the Zoo.Daily entertainment—including San Diego Zoo Rock Radio and animal experiences, with special appearances from Dr. Zoolittle—will showcase a variety of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors.The Zoo’s costume characters will provide memorable photo opportunities. Our iconic animal ambassadors will educate visitors at Wegeforth Bowl during their “Wild About Animals” show.Yaycation activities started March 24 and run through April 8, 2018—and they are included with admission to the San Diego Zoo. KUSI’s Allie Wagner was live at the zoo with Dr. Zoolittle learning more about the Yaycation.More information can be found here. Allie Wagner Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter San Diego Zoo’s Yaycation April 3, 2018 Posted: April 3, 2018last_img read more