first_img“We really don’t focus on the other team,” Pasadena coach Tim Tucker said. “Our philosophy is to play good defense and try to hold the other team to single-digit quarters.” The Bulldogs held the Cowboys to single digits only once, but Cajon scored more than 12 points in only one quarter. The Cowboys’ smallest second-half deficit of 12 points occurred at 2:42 in the third quarter after a 20-foot jump shot by Cajon’s Martin Thompson. The Bulldogs, however, matched the Cowboys challenge by closing the quarter on a 9-2 run capped by a Marcus Ford 3-pointer at the buzzer off a Torey Phillips assist. “We worked really hard to get ready for this game and the playoffs,” Pasadena senior Nigel Ajere said. “This is what we expected.” Ajere finished second on the team with 19 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Senior Trevon Harmon led the way again Friday with a game-high 27 points and eight rebounds. Phillips finished with 10 points, nine rebounds and four assists, and senior Armon Binns had eight points, 11 rebounds and three blocks. Friday’s win was Pasadena’s third by at least 24 points in three postseason attempts. “We’re here to win,” Ajere said. “That’s what we’ve been working hard for all season.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Pasadena jumped to a 17-8 lead in the first quarter en route to an easy 71-47 win over the visiting Cowboys (19-10). The victory sets up a semifinal showdown against Murrieta Valley, a 64-54 winner over Burbank Burroughs, on Tuesday at a site to be determined today at 9 a.m. center_img PASADENA – Maybe one of these days, the Pasadena High School boys basketball team will be challenged in the CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA playoffs. For now, the No. 1-seeded Bulldogs (28-2) will have to be content knocking off opponents like Friday’s victim, Cajon, in the quarterfinals. last_img read more

first_imgALAMEDA — The Jon Gruden-Mike Mayock Raiders quarterback tour is complete, providing plenty of fodder for speculation. The psyches and skill sets of Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins have been sufficiently probed.Many with access to a microphone or laptop are convinced meetings with the Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma and prolific passer from Ohio State serve as evidence that starter Derek Carr is on his way out.For what it’s worth, Carr ducked the Murray issue entirely while fielding …last_img read more

first_imgExplore the nuances of cutting comedy and drama together with experienced comedy editor Kent Kincannon in the Sundance 2019’s “Before You Know It.”As any standup comic or improv comedian can tell you, sometimes the funniest moments come from the darkest places. Before You Know It, which premiered at Sundance 2019, directed by and starring Hannah Pearl Utt (co-written and co-starred with her real-life friend Jen Tullock), explores the odd complexities between humor and everyday tragedy.The Sundance website describes the film as “equal parts madcap comedy, adult coming-of-age story, and poignant drama, Before You Know It gleefully defies categorization, and that is its genius.”We sat down with veteran comedy editor Kent Kincannon to talk about his improv roots and editing a feature on Adobe Premiere Pro. We explored how he found his way into mainstream comedy editing and working with Pearl Utt to craft a feature that is real and intriguing, while still finding the funny. PB: Would you suggest your way to others?KK: I’d kind of like to take some editing classes. In a way I wish I had made it up through the assistant editor world so that you could have mentors and pay your dues, but I’ve found success just jumping into it on my path.PB: Coming from comedy, what were the challenges in editing something with more drama and tragedy?KK: I had to lean on Hannah a lot for a lot of the drama. There’s a lot of mental illness, codependency, family shit going on in the movie that’s kind of familiar. I have my own brand of Texan “don’t talk about your problems” stuff, so I didn’t understand as well as Hannah did on a lot of the character motivations and stuff.It’s really just deciding what really needs to be on the screen in any given scene. “Why is Rachel acting like this?” kind of questions. She was there with me the whole time, and it was a fun dialogue where we even could work through things just by me asking questions for motivations.Cover image via Before You Know It (Sundance).You can find out more about Kent Kincannon at his website.Looking for more editing advice and filmmaking interviews? Check out some of these.Streamline Your Film or Video Project with an Assistant EditorThe Story Behind Editing a Movie About Dungeons & DragonsIn Sundance Movie Paddleton, Limited Space and Time Yield A Genuine BromanceHow to Cut an Effective Trailer for Your Next Film or VideoInterview: Composer Dan Marocco of Brooklyn Nine-Nine PremiumBeat: Tell us about Before You Know It.Kent Kincannon: Before You Know It is very much from the mind of Hannah. It’s co-written by her best friend and co-star Jen Tullock. It’s very specific to her life and theater, being homeschooled, and really interesting flavor that’s alien to me. I grew up in Texas, and she grew up in Santa Barbara. A lot of the themes and characters were pretty different from what I usually think about or edit.I’m usually just comedy as much as possible, so it was a fun challenge to get into her head. The movie is just like, I don’t know. Someone described it as “trauma-dy” they lose a family member, and the characters have to figure out their lives.PB: How did you originally get into editing?KK: I was in Austin, and I moved to New York after working an office job for years. I wasn’t doing much film stuff in Austin, so I went to New York and fell into improv comedy pretty quickly. At the UCB theater, I started making videos. Like, you know, people’s web series and sketches. I got on a house team and ended up working with a lot of funny people who have TV shows now, just from doing improv in New York.The UCB sketch team job led to a job at College Humor. Which is a big thing; I remember being on the internet and seeing it for years. It was the coolest job ever, and when they moved to LA, I moved with them. A sketch I made there became a TV show, and that TV show got me in the union, and since then I’ve been able to stay in connection with people I’ve met through comedy. It’s been a pretty interesting, slow and steady climb from comedy videos to Sundance now.PB: Do you have any advice for getting into comedy editing?KK: It’s really hard to edit comedy alone. And I know that’s what a lot of people end up doing at first. Finding people who are good at it, or better at it (preferably than you are) who want to do it with you is really the way to do it. At the UCB theater, nobody I knew had any money. But everybody would make themselves available to work for free because videos were exposure. You could get really good talent, and that attracted professional-level work so that people would hope to get paid one day down the line.I’d say go to your local comedy theaters or clubs and on the lower end and offering to do free work for people from your favorite sketch shows. That’s kind of the entry level, but it’s true at every level.PB: Where did you learn to edit?KK: I went to film school, but I mostly took film theory classes. I always just made stuff. There was a film club where we made videos and challenged each other every week to do in-camera movies or other fun kind of projects. It’s really just from high school until now, just figuring it out and plowing through it trying to find bigger and bigger stuff.last_img read more

first_imgLATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 View comments MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations 10-year-old girl upstages older foes for archery gold But Sayfa Aphideth headed home from a tight angle after Kazuo Homma’s teasing cross into the area three minutes from time as the home side salvaged a point.Lao had an early opportunity with Homma denied by the woodwork 10 minutes into the match after Kaya failed to deal with the through ball from midfield.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Iloilo side grabbed the lead minutes later with Bedic providing a spectacular finish to a flowing move from midfield that involved the fit-again Jordan Mintah and Yannick Tuason.A stunning away win looked like it was on the cards for Kaya until the 87th minute when Homma sent in the cross that Sayfa headed home. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Filipino club Kaya Iloilo marked its return to the AFC Cup by settling for a 1-1 draw with Lao Toyota on Wednesday night in their Group H encounter at New Laos National Stadium in Vientiane.Back in the continental competition after a two-year absence, Kaya took the lead in the 18th minute, thanks to captain Jovin Bedic’s unstoppable half volley just inside the box.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgJust too good Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson said at the end of the season that Boylen would likely get an extension. The Bulls made it official on Friday, though they did not announce the length or financial terms.“Jim has a strong vision on where he wants to take this team, and he has done a great job establishing the culture that we want this organization to stand for as we continue to progress,” Paxson said in a statement. “He has tremendous passion for developing young talent, is a strong communicator and a good fit for this team. The organization is confident in the direction that he is taking our players, and we are committed to him.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Bulls went 22-60 in the second year of their rebuild and finished with one of the worst records in franchise history. They were 5-19 when Hoiberg got fired and went 17-41 the rest of the way under Boylen.His first week was a rocky one with a team-record 56-point blowout loss and a few players raising the possibility of boycotting practice the following day after back-to-back games. Instead, there was a team meeting and a session with coaches and management. And Boylen started to connect with players. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View comments Chicago believes it has the makings of a promising foundation with Lauri Markkanen, Zach LaVine, Wendell Carter Jr. and Otto Porter Jr. The Bulls figure to get a high draft pick, though they have just a 12.5% chance to win the lottery.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Head coach Jim Boylen of the Chicago Bulls reacts as his team takes on the New York Knicks at the United Center on April 09, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The Knicks defeated the Bulls 96-86. NOTE TO USER: Head coach Jim Boylen of the Chicago Bulls reacts as his team takes on the New York Knicks at the United Center on April 09, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The Knicks defeated the Bulls 96-86. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFPCHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls and coach Jim Boylen have agreed to a contract extension.Boylen was already under contract for next season when the Bulls promoted him from assistant coach to take over for the fired Fred Hoiberg in December. They never gave him the interim tag.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

first_imgA few missed opportunities by New Zealand stopped them from making inroads but they persevered at the task at hand and eventually Moore scored again to make it 5-2. One of the Touchdowns of the match came from McCarthy linking with Jenna Hitch to give the Aussies a bit more breathing space. It didn’t last long with New Zealand responding almost immediately. It was a deliberate start by both Under 21 Women’s teams in Game 2 of the series with neither able to crack the line or risk any big plays so early on. Australia’s Melissa Peters was the first to score but the lead didn’t last long with Emma Moore diving over not long after to tie the game at 1-1. Talia Yarden then reinstated Australia’s comfort zone with a fine diving effort. New Zealand kept attacking and scored once more but were kept at bay with the Aussies taking the match and series with a 8-4 victory.20’s Boys 18’s GirlsThe Australian 18’s Girls have become the first team to win a division at the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series, winning game two in a four-on-four drop-off. Yesterday’s match between these two teams went down to the wire and if the crowd were on the lookout for similar entertainment today then they wouldn’t have been disappointed. In contrast to Game one, Australia started the strongest with Hannah Dyball scoring in the corner.The Aussies followed this up with a nice play  and quick hands that was completed by Evania Pelitte-Denny. When Breannan Singman crossed not long after it looked like NZ were staring down the barrel.Just as the game looked like it was swinging Australia’s way, the kiwis countered with Codie Taute coming up with a play from nowhere to make the score 3-1.Ariia Tainui-McIntyre then scored twice in two minutes to life her team and draw the scores level. It was very much Game On at this point with both teams striving for Touchdown and not being bale to convert.After letting in three, Australia regained their rhythm and peppered the New Zealand line. Yasmin Meakes just missed out on a Touchdown out wide but not long after Sam Rodgers chimed in a spectacular diving effort out wide to return the lead to the Aussies. Still in high gear, Caitlin Moran then crossed as well to extend the lead by two after some well-worked play.With New Zealand on the back foot again and the clock ticking down fast Tainui-McIntyre stepped up for a second back-to-back Touchdown effort to tie the match up. Her team lifted thanks to the inspired play, but Australia did the same with each team making crucial saves.The full-time whistle blew and with the teams locked at 5-5 it was time for the first drop off of the tournament. New Zealand had the better of the opening exchanges but Australia soaked up the pressure and when the teams were down to four players, the Aussies found space out wide to complete the win of the match and series.18’s BoysThe 18’s Boys have gone down to New Zealand, 8-6, to take the series to a decider tomorrow. Stay tuned to the website for the full match report. 20’s Girlscenter_img After some strong drives and lead-up, Rebecca Mounsey made no mistake in crossing out wide after a long ball to give Australia the lead. It was quickly extended with a flurry of touchdowns, including a beauty to Kate McCarthy to create a 5-1 advantage to the visitors. After their 10-2 loss on the first day of competition, New Zealand were determined to take charge of game two and they didn’t disappoint.Australia was first to score when captain Sam Brisby set up Simon Lang to dive over in the first match of the game. Two quick touchdowns to Sonatane Tu’akalau gave New Zealand the lead for the first time in the game, before Brisby combined with Jordan Marshall to level it up at 2-all. Australia got out to a two touchdown lead and were unable to maintain this advantage up until the half-time break, leading 8-6. New Zealand were quick to bridge the gap after the break, scoring in their first set, to bring the score to 8-7. Australia then put on three touchdowns, including a great touchdown to Madalitso Masache, to extend their lead, 11-8. A touchdown to each country after this took the score to 12-8 at full-time, with Australia taking a 2-0 series win, with the last test to be played on Thursday. Tu’akalau impressed for New Zealand, scoring four touchdowns, while Daley was just as impressive for Australia. Related Links18’s Girls Winlast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say WATCH: Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi’s brilliant brace for England U21sby Ansser Sadiq9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCallum Hudson-Odoi scored two brilliant goals in England U21’s 5-1 win over Austria on Tuesday.The Chelsea winger converted a difficult volley to open to scoring for Aidy Boothroyd’s side.His second goal was a display of sublime speed and dribbling as he travelled more than half of the pitch before dispatching the ball into the top-corner.
Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah collected the match ball after scoring the game’s other three goals.Hudson-Odoi with a great volley. @btsportfootballpic.twitter.com/At5TMN0wZW— Paree (@ACParee) October 15, 2019Watch HUDSON ODOI goal and retweet pic.twitter.com/z4YJWKrljG— Chelsea4Ever (@wadja_roland) October 15, 2019 last_img read more

first_imgThe logo on Michigan’s football jerseys isn’t the only thing that’s changing regarding the Wolverines’ look heading into the 2016 season.Jim Harbaugh’s team also has different helmets.Michigan will still be sporting its “iconic” winged helmets, but they’re a bit different. The Wolverines’ helmets are now of the “matte” variety.The program’s equipment staff tweeted out a couple hi-res pictures of the helmets with the caption, “Still Iconic.” Michigan@HailEquipment Michigan@HailEquipmentWhat do you think, Michigan fans?More Photos Of The Wolverines’ New Uniforms Belowlast_img read more

first_img With a $500,000 grant from the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), students at the Winston Jones High School in Manchester will be implementing a renewable energy project that could result in significant savings in the school’s monthly electricity bill.The grant was the winning prize in the 16-19 age category of the science contest, held as part of the PCJ’s 2017/ 18 Schools Energy Programme Competition.The Manchester-based institution took the top school title in the competition held throughout the year, copping prizes in each of the four categories, which in addition to science, included poster, essay, and jingle contests.For the winning science project, the team of Okelo Smith, Kadine Jordine, Shawn Clarke, and Christopher Morgan, designed a model for a flywheel energy storage (FES) system to supply power to the school during short-peak demand periods.They were supervised by Electrical Technology and Electrical Installation teacher, Nadine Thompson.An FES works by accelerating a rotor (flywheel) to a very high speed and maintaining the energy in the system as rotational energy.The system designed by the students stores energy in a mechanical battery in kinetic format, which is then changed into electrical energy based on rotations through the use of wind energy.Ms. Thompson, who spoke to JIS NEWS at the award ceremony held at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston recently, explained that the design involved a lot of research.“It took us a number of weeks because we had to do research to get the material to actually rotate and give us a constant speed. That was very challenging for us,” she said.“We used a lot of different materials. At one point, we used a fidget spinner, which didn’t work and then we went in the home economics lab and scrapped old sewing machines to get the fan belts and used the welding lab to weld the parts together,” she noted.Ms. Thompson said the team also consulted experts in the wind energy industry on how to undertake the project.She is elated that they were able to produce the top project in the competition.In addition to the $500,000 grant, the four students received prizes of $50,000 each.“We feel humbled and honoured and blessed,” Ms. Thompson told JIS NEWS.PCJ Chairman, Russell Hadeed, in his address, congratulated all the winners and the runners-up.“The PCJ firmly believes that educating the youth is an important step in managing energy usage as our young people will shape our future. I commend all the students who participated in the programme as well as their parents and teachers, who supported them and I hope all of them will put what they have learned into practice,” Mr. Russell said.Launched in 2003, the PCJ Schools Energy Programme is the entity’s major vehicle for promoting energy education among the country’s youth.The programme, which engages primary and high school students from institutions across the country, aims to sensitise young people about issues affecting the energy sector.Traditionally, the competition involved an essay, science and poster category, however, this year, a jingle contest was added to the mix, which gave the youngsters an additional outlet for creative expression.For the 2017/18 academic year, the flagship initiative exposed 2, 244 students from 103 schools across the island to social and economic energy issues as well as methods of energy production and the importance of efficiency and conservation.This was done through seminars that featured presentations from industry professionals as well as educational tours of energy generating facilities such as the Jamaica Public Service Company’s (JPS) hydro plant and wind farm and the BMR wind facility in St. Elizabeth; the Wigton Windfarm in Manchester; and New Fortress Energy’s re-gasification plant in Montego Bay, St. James.More than $4 million in cash and prizes was awarded to students at the award ceremony. “The PCJ firmly believes that educating the youth is an important step in managing energy usage as our young people will shape our future. I commend all the students who participated in the programme as well as their parents and teachers, who supported them and I hope all of them will put what they have learned into practice,” Mr. Russell said. With a $500,000 grant from the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), students at the Winston Jones High School in Manchester will be implementing a renewable energy project that could result in significant savings in the school’s monthly electricity bill. This was done through seminars that featured presentations from industry professionals as well as educational tours of energy generating facilities such as the Jamaica Public Service Company’s (JPS) hydro plant and wind farm and the BMR wind facility in St. Elizabeth; the Wigton Windfarm in Manchester; and New Fortress Energy’s re-gasification plant in Montego Bay, St. James. Story Highlightslast_img read more

It might have taken 10 years, 474 losses and millions of dollars lost, but one thing should be very clear to everyone by now: Professional hockey was not meant to be played in Columbus. At least not at the NHL level, where in their first decade of existence, the Columbus Blue Jackets have provided Ohio’s capital with little more than one season of winning hockey, enormous revenue losses and an ever-diminishing fan base. Since joining the NHL in 2000, the Blue Jackets have compiled a combined record of 313-474-33 (the NHL eliminated ties before the start of the 2005–06 season). The Jackets’ best year came during the 2008–09 season, in which the team posted a 41-41 record (10 of those losses came in overtime) and was rewarded with the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, in which the Detroit Red Wings promptly swept them. But, unlike the other NHL cellar dwellers, who can at least point to the future as a reason for hope, the Blue Jackets are more than likely headed toward their third major roster overhaul in 10 years. The Jackets are currently constructed around forward Rick Nash, which is the equivalent of building an NBA team around Danny Granger, Andre Iguodala or Chris Bosh. Nash might put up some nice numbers and make a few All-Star teams, but you’re not getting past the first round of the playoffs with him as your best player. Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson has also committed $5.8 million over the next two seasons to goaltender Steve Mason, who in the 2010–11 season allowed the ninth-most goals in the league and ranked outside the top 50 in save percentage. The losses, particularly the 66-98 record the Blue Jackets have owned since the 2008–09 season, also have taken a toll on the team’s once-excited-and-optimistic fan base. This past season, the Jackets averaged 13,659 fans per home game — the fewest in franchise history. Just six games sold out at Nationwide Arena this season, and on Oct. 20, a record-low 9,802 fans showed up to watch the Blue Jackets play the Anaheim Ducks, a record that was broken eight days later, when 9,128 fans — 49.3 percent of Nationwide Arena’s capacity — witnessed the Blue Jackets beat the Edmonton Oilers. The most enthusiastic the hockey fans got in Nationwide Arena this season was Dec. 4, when the Blue Jackets played the Pittsburgh Penguins, and jerseys supporting Penguins center Sidney Crosby outnumbered those for the hometown team. Chants of “We want 10” were audible throughout the arena that night, as the Jackets fell to the Penguins, 7-2. Not surprisingly, the lack of fan support has hurt the Jackets’ bottom line, as The Columbus Dispatch reported last week that the team lost $25 million over the course of last season, bringing the Jackets’ total revenue losses since the 2004–05 NHL lockout to $80 million. The financial forecast for the Blue Jackets isn’t looking any brighter either, as the franchise’s dim future isn’t likely to bring any closet Columbus hockey fans out of hiding. One of the reasons for the aforementioned NHL lockout was the overexpansion that the league experienced in the early 2000s, and putting a team in college-crazed Columbus was a part of that problem. Does it really surprise anyone that a city that had trouble selling out games for the No. 1 basketball team in the country this past season isn’t supportive of an irrelevant team in the least popular of the four major sports leagues? As cities like Winnipeg and Kansas City long for a professional hockey team, there’s one in Columbus wasting away. Ten years ago, both the Blue Jackets and the city of Columbus were full of hope and optimism, but as neither the organization nor the city has proven capable of fully committing to the other, it’d be best for both to go their separate ways, because things just aren’t working out. read more