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Sea Monster Found Under Davy Yone’s Locker

first_imgThe deepest dinosaur bone ever found, a part of a Plateosaurus, has been found by Norwegians 1.4 miles under the North Sea floor.  This sets a new depth record for a dinosaur fossil.  According to LiveScience, “Researchers said it’s quite possible there are many more fossils down there.”  More on National Geographic News, [email protected] and the BBC.A four-ton land rover buried in sediment a mile and a half under the seabed – think about it.  Does this sound like the setting described in the article: “dry plains with rivers running through them”?  If the dinosaur lived in that environment, what happened?  Meanwhile, they should look for more down there.  What if the dinosaur fossils we find on the surface represent a tiny fraction of bones buried deep under the sea, all over the world?(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

5 Tips to Ensure a Great DP and Director Relationship

first_imgOne of the most important relationships on any set is between the Director and DP. When these positions are in-sync on the vision of the project, morale is high and the final project turns out much better. Her are five ways DPs can create an excellent relationship with the director.Cover image via ShutterstockAs a director of photography, some of the most important relationships you’ll make in your career are with directors. By forging a great working relationship, you can create a powerful shorthand and that will end up getting you hired again and again.Here are five ways to develop a strong relationship with your next director.1. Work with the DirectorImage via ShutterstockWhen I describe the role of a DP to non-film people, it’s always as simple as this: It’s the director’s job to decide what they want on-screen, and it’s the DP’s job to make it look good.As a DP, you are a key creative collaborator on any project. But don’t forget that the director is always in control and has the final say. Your job is to translate the director’s vision into something on-screen that conveys the intended emotions of their creative vision. Don’t go into a project intending to create for your demo reel or to try something you saw in a music video. This is their rodeo.2. Use Visual ReferencesVisual references are key to any Director and DP relationship. They help unify the creative vision for a film, and they provide qualifiers for ambiguous descriptions like “moody” or “organic” that might get thrown around on set. Visual references, lookbooks, and examples from other films are a launching pad to help you and the director craft your own universe as a creative team.As a DP, when I approach any project my first question to the director is usually, “Which shows or movies do you see this looking like?” From there, I can clarify the specific aspects of those movies or shows that the director gravitates towards. After several references, I can usually find a through-line that adequately displays the look they want. If you and the director can find this connection together, it will create a stronger creative relationship and a stronger vision for the project. 3. Provide Ideas as SuggestionsAs a DP, you’ll have lots of ideas about how to accomplish a certain look, or how to best capture a scene. Always present your ideas to the director as suggestions; don’t say definitively to them, ‘This is what we should do.” For example, if you’re leaning toward using Cooke lenses, simply give your reasonings and ask for their opinion as well. Introduce an idea in a softer manner of suggestion. Through your expertise and experience, you can provide the director with plenty of information to make the final call.4. Be Enjoyable to Work WithImage via ShutterstockThis sounds simple, but it’s so essential. No one wants to work with a jerk or an elitist. A good attitude will not only help strengthen your relationship with the director, but it will also spill into the attitude on set. Sets can easily become tense with emotions running high. As a leader on any set, it’s your responsibility to try to dispel negativity and create a great work environment for the cast and crew. When people talk about you outside of a set, make sure they have positive things to say.5. CommunicateThe most important thing a DP can do is communicate, especially to their director. If you don’t see a scene working like the director imagined, then say something and suggest what might work. It’s important that you don’t just bring problems – also bring your ideas for possible solutions. Have a plan and show that plan. A strategy instills confidence in your abilities and in turn allows the director to focus on other things.Being conscious of how you manage your director and DP relationships can help any project or set become more successful and ultimately help you become a better DP.last_img read more

No terror threat to Delhi Games, says Chidambaram

first_imgChristy Fernandez (Centre), Secretary to President of India, CWG OC Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, Games mascot Shera and other officials holding the Queen’s baton during the relay at Raisina Hill in New Delhi on Friday, October 1 2010. PTIGovernment on Friday dismissed as “baseless” reports of terror threat to the Commonwealth Games, saying people should go for enjoying the sporting extravaganza without fear.Reacting to a report that terror outfit ‘Brigade 313’ was to target the Games, Home Minister P Chidambaram said there was no basis to believe it as the report was based on an old input which was recycled.”There is no basis that Brigade 313 or (Pak-based wanted terrorist) Ilyas Kashmiri are targeting the Commonwealth Games…. Kindly turn your attention towards the game…enjoy the Games,” he said.The Home Minister said security for the Commonwealth Games was reviewed from time to time and around 5,000 personnel of Central paramilitary forces have been deployed for the Games which include BSF, CRPF and CISF.Commerce Minister Anand Sharma inspects CWG VillageCommerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Friday visited the Commonwealth Games Village to take stock of preparations and facilities for the national and international athletes.”I visited the Village and spoke to various team officials. I went to residential complexes and saw all the facilities there. They are excellent and all athletes are happy. Nobody is complaining,” Sharma told PTI.”All athletes and international delegates have especially appreciated the quality of food being given to them. The dining hall is huge,” Sharma said.advertisementDelhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Lt. Governor Tejender Khanna had also visisted the Village.Over 6,000 athletes from a total of 71 countries are participating in the fortnight-long sporting event scheduled to begin from Sunday.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Central Coast Mariners make contract offer, says Usain Bolt’s agent

first_imgUsain Bolt has been offered a contract by Australian professional side Central Coast Mariners, according to his agent Ricky Simms.Eight-time Olympic sprint champion, who is currently 32, scored two goals for Mariners in a trial match this month as he seeks a switch to football.”In response to the media stories, yes, Usain has been offered a contract,” Simms was quoted as saying by Fairfax Media, declining to comment further.READ – Usain Bolt scores brace in crucial football matchBolt, who retired from track and field last year, was not involved in Mariners’ A-League opener against Brisbane Roar on Sunday, after which coach Mike Mulvey said he knew nothing about any contract for the Jamaican.”That’s for a few pay grades above my level,” Mulvey was quoted as saying in Australian media. “I do appreciate how important this story is for the rest of the world.READ – Usain Bolt surprised with drug test notice in Australia”But you have a look at our frontline today and you wonder if he could get into any of those positions, wouldn’t you?”Mulvey, who said several weeks ago that it might take until January to determine if Bolt can make it in professional soccer, added that the former sprinter was not on his radar for now.”We’re going to go back, have some dinner, have a little look at the game that’s on … then get on a plane tomorrow, go home and start preparing for Melbourne City next week,” he said. “That’s the plan.”advertisementREAD – Usain Bolt rejects Maltese club to stay with Central Coast Mariners in AustraliaBolt had earlier rejected an offer from Maltese champions Valletta FC for a two-year deal to play football for the club.(With inputs from Reuters and AP)last_img read more

10 months agoLe Tissier: Hasenhuttl right manager for Southampton

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Le Tissier: Hasenhuttl right manager for Southamptonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew Southampton ambassador Matt Le Tissier has no doubts about the ability of manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.As well as the recent performances, Le Tissier has been encouraged by Hasenhuttl’s training sessions.“I’ve been very impressed with the training I’ve watched and the difference in the performance of the team since Ralph H has come in and am confident for the rest of the season,” he said.“I’ve loved watching training under the last four or five managers since Ronald [Koeman] was in charge and there’s definitely an intensity to it that I’d not seen before.“I didn’t see them train under Mauricio [Pochettino] but imagine it would have been pretty similar.” last_img read more

Five Questions to ask about Ohio State – Arkansas

1. Will the suspended players start in the Sugar Bowl or have their playing time limited in any way? It’s doubtful anyone will know the answer to this question until minutes before kickoff. There are arguments for and against the players even participating in the game. However, if Terrelle Pryor, Dan Herron, DeVier Posey and Mike Adams even miss a few possessions, that could give the Razorbacks a lead they may never relinquish. If coach Jim Tressel decides to bench the suspended players for any amount of time, it would be beneficial for the Buckeyes to go on defense in the beginning of the game to try to set the tone against the high-scoring Arkansas offense. 2. Can Pryor put up Cam Newton-like numbers against the Arkansas defense? Back in mid-October, Auburn and Arkansas put on an offensive exhibition for the ages. The two schools combined for 108 points, 1,036 yards and 55 first downs. Auburn quarterback and Heisman winner Newton accounted for a total 329 total yards and four touchdowns. Ohio State would be in very good position to win the game if Pryor approached Newton’s staggering numbers. And although Pryor and Newton play the game differently, despite their similar size and stature, Tressel plans on paying close attention to the Auburn game in his preparation for Arkansas. “We’ll study that one for sure because we always love to steal ideas from anybody,” Tressel said. “And most especially when you think you have similar capabilities.” 3. How will Arkansas try to crack the nation’s No. 2-ranked defense? The obvious and most probable answer is that the Razorbacks will rely on the arm of quarterback Ryan Mallett, who has passed for more than 3,500 yards and 30 touchdowns in consecutive seasons. The 6-foot-6 Michigan transfer also spreads the ball around — six of his teammates have 27 or more catches — but tends to favor D.J. Williams, who has 49 receptions this season. Williams, who won the John Mackey Award, which is given to the nation’s top tight end, presents a unique problem for the OSU defense: It hasn’t faced a tight end of Williams’ caliber all season long. A case could be made that the Razorbacks and their No. 3 passing offense haven’t seen a defense like the Buckeyes, who are not only atop the Big Ten in many defensive statistics but are also No. 5 nationally in third-down conversion percentage and No. 9 in red-zone defense, two critical defensive statistics. 4. Which team will win the special teams struggle? Deciphering the differences between the team’s two kickers is akin to distinguishing between identical twins. Devin Barclay and Arkansas’ Zach Hocker each have three misses on the year, and both have made all of their extra points. Thus, field position could come down to kick- and punt-return coverage. The OSU special teams, which hit rock bottom after allowing the opening kickoff to be taken for a touchdown at Wisconsin, has steadily improved over the last half of the season as the team has gotten players back from injury. Glancing over the statistics, each team appears to have an edge in the return game. OSU is No. 3 in the country in kick returns, as the tandem of Jordan Hall and Jaamal Berry has averaged nearly 27 yards per return. Meanwhile, Arkansas averages a little more than 17 yards on punt returns, good for fourth in the country. 5. Is this the year OSU snaps its bowl game losing streak against the SEC? A lot has to go right for the Scarlet and Gray to snap its 0-9 bowl game record against the SEC. But the main area OSU needs to focus on is something it’s done well in all season: forcing turnovers on defense and limiting them on offense. OSU is plus-14 in turnover margin, good for third in the country. Arkansas is plus two. It’s a cliché football adage, but whoever wins the turnover battle will win the Sugar Bowl. read more

Ohio State football playing for Christian Bryant Saturday

Senior safety Christian Bryant (2) is helped by the OSU medical staff during a game against Wisconsin Sept. 28 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 31-24.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorOne week after taking down a top-25 conference foe at Ohio Stadium, the Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0, 1-0) are set to face another ranked Big Ten opponent, this time on the road against No. 16 Northwestern (4-0).For a second consecutive weekend, the Buckeyes’ game will be televised in prime time on ABC’s Saturday Night Football, and ESPN’s College GameDay will be on site for the game in Evanston, Ill.OSU coach Urban Meyer tipped his hat to Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald when he spoke to the media after practice Wednesday. He said the Wildcat faithful has every reason to be excited for the matchup.“They should have hype, they’re undefeated and (have) got a very good team,” Meyer said. “It’s a big game for them, but I’ve got news: It’s a big game for us too.”OSU’s next test comes on the heels of losing starting senior safety Christian Bryant with a broken ankle in the team’s 31-24 victory against Wisconsin.Redshirt-senior safety C.J. Barnett said the pain of losing his teammate to injury was greater than the thrill of victory.“It was tough, honestly, I didn’t even enjoy the win. I mean, that’s the worst news, not being able to play with him,” Barnett said. “A lot of the guys from the team went to the hospital and visited him.”Meyer said redshirt-senior safety Corey “Pitt” Brown is expected to step up during Bryant’s absence.Barnett said there would be no setback in the play of the secondary because Brown is a “veteran that’s had game-time experience.”On the offensive side of the ball, junior quarterback Braxton Miller is expected to make his second straight start after missing almost three full games with a sprained left MCL.Meyer said his signal caller is “full-speed, ready to go.”Miller said he’s physically where he needs to be for Saturday, but that the previous game was hard on his body after not playing for several weeks.“After the game, I was really sore,” Miller said. “But, I just feel comfortable where I’m at.”Miller also said he hopes his time off the field didn’t cost him a shot at winning the Heisman Trophy. He said he believes he still has a chance to earn college football’s most prestigious award because, in his opinion, it’s all about how candidates play in the biggest games.Saturday’s prime-time showdown is a great stage for his team to get a big win for the injured Bryant, said junior linebacker Curtis Grant.“We love to stick together and go out on the road. I think that’s one of the best things about football, when you can go into someone else’s stadium and create havoc,” Grant said. “All we can do is go out and win this game for him.”OSU is scheduled to take on Northwestern at 8 p.m. Saturday at Ryan Field. read more

Keita fires warning to Torino

first_imgNew Inter Milan signing Keita Balde Diao has fires a warning to Torino ahead of their clash this weekend.The Senegal international was presented to the media on Thursday after joining the club on an initial loan move with an option to buy from AS Monaco.The 23-year-old spoke about his versatility upfront and his teammates readiness to get back to winning ways after losing their first game of the season to Sassuolo away from home.“We are ready for the game against Torino. The defeat in Reggio Emilia doesn’t change anything in terms of our objectives,” Balde said, according to Goal.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We are a great side and we’re aware of our ability. Fighting for the Scudetto? We must think about doing well for ourselves and winning each match, then we’ll see where we are at the end of the season.”“In terms of my position, I can play anywhere along the front; on the wing, or as a second or leading striker”Prior to his departure from Monaco, Balde scored eight goals in 23 league games and will be looking continue with the form for Inter.last_img read more

Ranieri talks about the time he was at Chelsea

first_imgThe Italian coach managed the Blues from 2000 to 2004 and for many his time there came to an unfair endItalian manager Claudio Ranieri has coached since 1986.He has been in Europe’s top leagues, with a small sting in Greece.And now, he talked to Sky Sports about his Chelsea time from 200 to 2004.“My job was to make Chelsea always high in the table, but we didn’t have so much money to spend,” he said.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…“I remember my third year, we didn’t sign any players. We achieved the Champions League, finished fourth in the table, and then Roman Abramovich arrived.”“I bought Frank Lampard, and I watched John Terry in the second team, and thought: ‘My God, this guy is very, very good’,” he added.“I tried to improve everything at the club, in the squad, and in the first year with Abramovich, we went around London to find the solution, to choose the training camp.”“We went around London, but for me, I said Cobham was the best solution for Chelsea. And then they started to build something, but I didn’t see it. I spoke two or three times with the architect, and then that finished,” Ranieri explained.last_img read more