Voicing the moods of Langston Hughes

first_imgIn 1931, Langston Hughes penned “The Black Clown,” a scathing expression of the African-American experience. Nearly 90 years later his words still sting.“Black — in a white world / Where cold winds blow. / The long struggle for life: / No schools, no work — / Not wanted here; not needed there — / Black — you can die. / Nobody will care,” reads a section of Hughes’ 17-stanza poem.From the start, Hughes was eager for the piece to have a life beyond the page. Alongside the text, he included vivid mood descriptions as well as instructions calling for his “dramatic monologue” to be “spoken by a pure-blooded Negro in the white suit and hat of a clown, to the music of a piano or orchestra.”The American Repertory Theater’s world premiere of “The Black Clown” has taken up Hughes’ challenge. Adapted by Davóne Tines ’09 and Michael Schachter ’09, and directed by Zack Winokur of the American Modern Opera Company, the work’s haunting score, staging, and choreography give the poem a renewed urgency, despair, and, ultimately, hope.,Tines, a bass-baritone and a member of AMOC, said he hopes that audiences leave the theater moved by a sense of common humanity and alert to the “importance of engaging with a person’s entire history when they engage with an individual, minorities, people from backgrounds that are different from the majority.”“I think one of the only ways that we can move toward a better society where people actually care for each other is by having an understanding of where people come from and the humanity that that imbues them with,” he added.,The origin of the collaboration behind the performance goes back several years, to when Tines sent his College friend Schachter a note saying that he wanted to “sing something that I feel deeply connected to.” The pair quickly gravitated to Hughes’ work, recognizing the dramatic potential of “The Black Clown.” AMOC’s open-endedness makes for an audacious, engaging residency A whirlwind of opera “From that very first moment it really jumped off the page for its immediacy, for the fact that having been written in 1931 it still read as if it were yesterday,” said Schachter.The final product is a complex, charged work that has both dazzled and challenged audiences.“Performing this piece and being allowed to present it with such an incredible family of collaborators is being empowered to make a statement that I feel is most crucial and critical in our world today,” said Tines.The show and Hughes’ words touch a nerve, he added, “because inequality and disparity in terms of racial life, in terms of minority experience, still exist.” Matt Aucoin ’12 returns to Harvard as co-artistic director of boundary-pushing company Modern opera with an old soul Relatedlast_img read more

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The Latest: Phils star Harper gives $500,000 to virus relief

first_img___Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce says team employees have been tested after exhibiting symptoms for the new coronavirus. He says no players or members of the coaching staff have shown any symptoms or been tested. Pierce said Friday he doesn’t know the identity of those who were tested. He said at least 18 or 19 days have passed since any members of the team would have had contact with the employees.“Everyone that has been tested, the symptoms they had or reported, they do feel better,” Pierce said. He said he has “become a master of this Zoom app” while having video conferencing with players, assistants and other NBA coaches. April 3, 2020 The team announced the plan Friday with the team and PNC Arena having shut down operations last month to ensure social-distancing practices.The team says the furlough applies to about 55% of full-time employees, who would be directed to access unemployment benefits through the government’s $2.2 trillion economic rescue package.Furloughed employees ineligible to collect full base salaries through unemployment would receive a bonus from the organization when the furlough ends “to be made whole.”Additionally, furloughed employees will keep healthcare benefits, with the team covering premium payments during that time.In a statement, team president and general manager Don Waddell says the organization “remains committed to taking care of our staff as well as possible given these unprecedented circumstances.” Waddell said the plan “protects our employees from financial hardship while also mitigating the losses suffered by the company during this shutdown.” The ban includes team and individual practices, meetings and other gatherings — whether voluntary or required — as well as camps and coaches clinics.The powerhouse league had previously announced that in-person athletics activities were suspended through April 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic.Also Friday, the conference said virtual film review that does not include physical activity is permissible. Effective April 6, activity of this nature will be expanded to four hours a week consistent with an NCAA rule waiver and NCAA legislation, an increase from the previously permissible maximum of two hours a week.___A gaming site is donating $20,000 for pandemic relief in New Jersey and giving out another $20,000 to fans who can predict the results of the NBA 2K tournament among NBA players. Visa is another major sponsor and has also told its global roster of nearly 100 Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls that it will extend sponsorships through 2021.___World Triathlon has extended its suspension of all events from the end of April to the end of June because of the coronavirus outbreak.The latest events to be called off include the Yokohama leg of the world series, three African Cups, three American events, four Asian Cups, one event in Oceania and eight in Europe.World Triathlon president Marisol Casado says “the suspension of all activities doesn’t mean at all that we stop working” on finding alternative dates. The 16-player tournament begins Friday night and will air on ESPN. Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant is the overall No. 1 seed and opens play against No. 16 Derrick Jones Jr. of the Miami Heat in the first round.The winner of the week-long tournament will receive a $100,00 donation to a coronavirus-related relief effort of their choice.BetMGM has a free bracket game available on its website to all verified New Jersey and New York players. All competitors with a perfect bracket will split $20,000 in prizes.If there are no perfect brackets, the prize will be split among the highest scorers.BetMGM is also donating the same amount to the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund. Following a video conference meeting of all 20 Serie A clubs on Friday, the league said “it will await the decrees from the government and place in primary consideration taking care of the athletes’ health and all people involved.”___Officials say they’re working to find a new date for the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown.The Maryland Jockey Club and Stronach Group announced Friday that whenever the Preakness is run in 2020, it will go on without infield activities that had been one of the race’s biggest traditions. The Preakness was scheduled for May 16 in Baltimore.The organizations say in a joint statement finding a new date for the Preakness “will take into consideration all of the recommended best practices from local and governmental health authorities to protect our community.” The Kentucky Derby was postponed from May 2 to Sept. 5. No decision has yet been made on the Belmont Stakes, which is scheduled for June 6 at Belmont Park in New York. ___The Serie A says it will consider resuming only “when health conditions permit it.”The Italian league has been suspended since March 9, when the government ordered a nationwide lockdown.A new government decree issued this week prevents clubs from training — even in small groups — for at least another 10 days.Twelve rounds of Serie A remain, plus four games that were postponed from the weekend of Feb. 22. Also, the Italian Cup semifinals were interrupted after the first leg. ___Philadelphia 76ers owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer, as well as All-Star center Joel Embiid made a combined contribution of $1.3 million to Penn Medicine.The money established a funding campaign for COVID-19 antibody testing of front line health care workers. The pledge from Embiid, Harris and Blitzer was expected to help boost efforts to quickly identify health care workers who may have immunity to the virus.Embiid says “we need to do everything possible to help those heroes who are putting their lives at risk to help us.” The gifts will support new experimental serology tests that detect antibodies to determine if a person has ever been infected with the virus-identifying staff and providers that might have immunity.___ Police say the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist was among those detained at a police station in Iten, one of Kenya’s famous high-altitude towns where distance runners train. They were in breach of a 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. The group included a local politician.Kipsang, who is also a police officer, was provisionally suspended this year from track and field and charged with doping offenses that include tampering with doping samples. He has also won the New York, London and Berlin marathons.Twelve athletes were arrested in Iten earlier this week for breaching Kenyan government regulations on social gatherings during the COVID-19 crisis. The runners were arrested for training in a group, which has been banned in Kenya. Training camps have been shut down and athletes must train alone.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___Company-wide layoffs by NASCAR on Friday were part of previously planned restructuring. NASCAR did not reveal the number of employees affected. NASCAR “centralized” Iowa Speedway by dismissing most of its staff to instead use the employees from Kansas Speedway. That track is roughly four hours away from Iowa Speedway. The personnel changes were planned as part of restructuring from last years’ merger of NASCAR and track operator sister company International Speedway Corp.NASCAR already has issued pay-cuts to its entire organization. It last week cut executives’ salary 25%, and 20% for other employees as stock car’s sanctioning body adapts to the new coronavirus pandemic. The 38-race NASCAR schedule is the longest in sports spanning nearly 11 months and the season was suspended four races into the year. The next publicly scheduled race is May 9 at Martinsville Speedway, but Virginia is under a state-at-home order into June. NASCAR has privately floated to teams revised 2020 schedules but not announced anything about rescheduling its races.___ The Southeastern Conference is extending its ban on practices and organized gatherings through the end of May. The move comes one day after the Indiana High School Athletic Association canceled the entire spring sports season. State officials had previously announced all schools would remain closed for the rest of the academic year.___Mental health experts who were supposed to be available to help American athletes at the Tokyo Olympics are being asked to start working now. The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee says the experts are leading discussions about mental health and wellness for athletes and staff in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Those same experts will also be on hand at the Tokyo Games, which have been postponed a year. One of the major summer baseball leagues for college players has canceled its season because of the coronavirus pandemic.Commissioner Bruce Alger of the Valley Baseball League in Virginia said the executive committee unanimously agreed the risk to players’ health would be too great.The 11-team Valley League has been sanctioned by the NCAA since 1961 and began using wooden bats in 1993. It’s among dozens of leagues where college players spend their summers.The Cape Cod League, generally considered the top summer league, said it had not decided whether to cancel its season. Play is scheduled to begin June 13.___ Harper and his wife, Kayla, are giving money to Direct Relief and Three Square in Las Vegas and Philabundance in Philadelphia.“Now is the time to come together and adhere to the guidelines of medical professionals! We are wishing the best to all with our prayers during this time,” the couple said in a statement. ___The Sacramento Kings’ former arena and practice facility is being converted into a surge field hospital for COVID-19 and trauma care patients.The arena, in suburban Natomas, was the Kings’ home from 1988 until 2016, when they moved into a downtown facility. ___The Lawn Tennis Association is giving up to 20 million pounds ($24 million) through grants and interest-free loans to help venues, coaches, officials, and players in Britain during the coronavirus pandemic.Singles players world ranked from 101 to 750 and doubles players ranked from 101 to 250 — who are not already receiving funding — are eligible for grants, and there will be increased prize money for British tour events if the tours resume. This week, Wimbledon was canceled and the tours suspended the British grass-court season.Most of the focus of the LTA package is on protecting the grassroots, including continued funding for development centers and the two national academies, and supporting full-time coaches.Chief executive Scott Lloyd and the executive team will take temporary pay cuts of 20%, while some staff will be furloughed next week but will be paid 80% of their salary. It also voted to advance funds of 125 million pounds ($150 million) to clubs in the English Football League and fifth-tier National League.___German soccer club Borussia Dortmund is converting part of its stadium into a treatment center amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Bundesliga club says a space inside Germany’s largest soccer stadium has been made available for medical staff to examine people with virus symptoms.The move comes after an influx of suspected coronavirus cases put existing facilities in the city of Dortmund under strain.center_img The center will open on Saturday.___The Tour de Suisse has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, removing one of the few cycling events left on the calendar before the Tour de France is due to start.The nine-day Swiss race was scheduled to run from June 6-14 and is designed to give riders a chance to prepare for the three-week Tour de France. The French race is still scheduled to start on June 27.Colombian rider Egan Bernal won in Switzerland last year ahead of his first Tour de France title. Berlin says a few days later, on March 27, he had a fever. He at first was told he had pneumonia, but a test came back positive for the virus.He says he called everyone with whom he has been in contact — including his barber — and is feeling better. He says doctors told him players he might have seen on March 13 shouldn’t be concerned because he’s beyond the 14-day incubation period.Berlin has been in various positions with the tour since 1998, with a brief spell as Michelle Wie’s first agent. He says his wife is awaiting her test results, though she has not shown any symptoms.___The Carolina Hurricanes are putting more than half of full-time staff on furlough through June 7 while taking steps they said would ensure affected employees don’t lose income amid the coronavirus pandemic that has led to the suspension of the NHL season. ___The NFL’s Indianapolis Colts are giving season-ticket holders the option to defer April’s payment until June 15.On Friday, team officials emailed letters to those with payment plans, giving them a Wednesday deadline to accept the offer.The final two installments were initially due April 15 and May 15. The Colts have not announced any changes about the May payment.“In light of the unique circumstances right now, we have decided to modify the payment options for members of our season ticket family on payment plans,” the letter reads in part. ___The WNBA has postponed the start of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league was set to open training camps on April 26 and the regular season was to begin on May 15. The WNBA will still hold a “virtual” draft on April 17.Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a statement. “While the league continues to use this time to conduct scenario-planning regarding new start dates and innovative formats, our guiding principle will continue to be the health and safety of the players, fans and employees.” The WNBA, which was set to begin its 24th season, is the longest running professional women’s sports league. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper is donating $500,000 to help coronavirus relief efforts in his hometown of Las Vegas and in Philadelphia. Major League Lacrosse has postponed the start of its season because of the coronavirus outbreak.The six-team league was scheduled to begin its 20th season on May 30.In a statement, the league says “this decision was made to safeguard the health of our players, fans and staff, as well as those within our MLL communities as a result of the global pandemic.”MLL has teams in Boston, Denver, Philadelphia, Long Island, New York, Annapolis, Maryland, and Fairfield, Connescticut.No date has been set for the season to begin. The league says it will be guided by CDC recommendations. The Kings and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services say the hospital will have approximately 360 beds along with additional hospital services.The Kings are also donating 100,000 medical masks and $250,000 to community service organizations.___The PGA Tour executive who oversees player activity is the first PGA Tour employee to have tested positive for COVID-19.Ross Berlin, the tour’s senior vice president of player affairs, says he was self-isolating after The Players Championship was canceled when he complained of losing his sense of taste and smell. His doctor put him through a coronavirus hotline interview and told him he wasn’t a high-risk candidate without a fever or breathing difficulties. Associated Press Pakhnotskaya says in a text message that she “will check on Monday the possibility to receive special permission” from government bodies for staff to collect samples from athletes. There will be no testing this month if that isn’t granted.Testing has been suspended since March 27 under a previous round of measures.Isolation measures around the world have led to a sharp drop in anti-doping tests. That’s led to warnings that some athletes could take advantage of the situation. The World Anti-Doping Agency says it is trying to track gaps in testing.___Former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang was among 20 people arrested in Kenya for locking themselves in a bar and drinking alcohol in breach of a curfew imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: Phils star Harper gives $500,000 to virus relief ___The Premier League has pushed back its restart date and says play will not resume at the beginning of May.The league had given a return date of April 30 amid the coronavirus outbreak but now says the season “will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so.”It says there remained a “combined objective” for all remaining domestic league and cup matches to be played to maintain the integrity of each competition.The league also says it has consulted players over a pay deduction or deferral of 30%. Organizers in Switzerland say its “the first time since the Second World War that the traditional event will not take place.”They say “the risk of additional strain on the Swiss health system due to possible crashes during racing is high.”___The Russian anti-doping agency is preparing to freeze all testing until May to comply with new government measures shutting down work deemed non-essential.RUSADA deputy CEO Margarita Pakhnotskaya tells The Associated Press that her agency is looking for possible exemptions to instructions from President Vladimir Putin for all Russians except those working in essential sectors to stay home through April 30. Joshua’s promoter, Matchroom Boxing, says a new date for the fight is being worked on.___More than a dozen U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes received reassurance this week when Toyota North America announced it would extend their endorsement contracts through the rescheduled Tokyo Games in 2021.The auto company and major Olympic sponsor has 17 U.S. athletes under contract. They include swimmer David Boudia, gymnast Laurie Hernandez, Paralympian Oksana Masters and sprinter Michael Norman.The status of endorsement contracts is a major concern to athletes because most signed deals that were set to expire after this year’s scheduled Olympics. They have been rescheduled for 2021 and that has forced corporations to reset and rethink the structure of their deals. The USOPC also disclosed the 13 members of a new external mental health task force created to support American athletes and coaches. It includes Olympians, doctors and the head of The Speedy Foundation, a mental-health organization named after the late Jeret “Speedy” Peterson, an Olympic silver medalist in aerials. That group is working with an internal group at the USOC being led by chief medical officer Jonathan Finnoff. ___The world heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev on June 20 has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The fight was scheduled to take place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London and will be Joshua’s first defense of his IBF, WBA, WBO belts since he regained them from Andy Ruiz Jr.last_img read more

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Lakers to sign Dion Waiters to bolster backcourt scoring

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers have not yet officially signed him, a person with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed, and might not officially confirm his addition until Friday.Waiters has relationships with several key Lakers figures, including General Manager Rob Pelinka (his former agent), LeBron James (a former teammate) and Rich Paul (his agent, who also represents James and Anthony Davis). He’s a native of Philadelphia, like Markieff Morris.The Lakers appear hopeful that their strong bonds with Waiters can override some of the issues that he’s landed in this season. The Heat suspended him three times for team rules violations, including a high-profile incident when Waiters had a reported panic attack induced by marijuana edibles. The Lakers took a similar venture on Dwight Howard this summer, offering the big man a second run with the franchise when he was considered nearly out of the league. Waiters is in similarly dire straits as a free agent who has received little other reported interest.A Syracuse product and former first-round pick (No. 4 overall, 2012) of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Waiters also had a stint in Oklahoma City. A mercurial player who has at times dazzled and at others feuded with teammates behind the scenes, he’s spawned a popular meme in which his supporters acknowledge themselves as inhabitants of “Waiters Island.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error EL SEGUNDO — The Lakers are no stranger to making roster gambles in recent years. With their latest, they’re hoping for a payoff come postseason.The team intends to sign Dion Waiters, a 6-foot-3, 28-year-old guard, to its final roster spot on a minimum deal. The Athletic was first to report that Waiters and the Lakers had agreed in principle to a deal.Waiters had worked out for the Lakers on Monday in hopes of reviving a career that has recently stalled: In his fourth season in Miami, Waiters played just three games before getting traded to the Memphis Grizzlies and subsequently cut.But the sometimes troubled guard has clear-cut talent: In his career, he’s averaged 13.2 points and 2.8 assists while shooting about 35 percent from 3-point range. At his best, he’s a driving scoring threat – something the Western Conference-leading Lakers (47-13) have missed coming out of their backcourt, which is primarily composed of spot-up shooters. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years It’s unclear exactly how much of a role Waiters can carve out: The Lakers have been particularly logjammed at guard spots in a rotation that includes Danny Green, Avery Bradley, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Alex Caruso and Rajon Rondo. Along with James functioning as their primary ball-handler, minutes have been squeezed for many of the guards on the roster – including Troy Daniels, who the Lakers cut on Sunday to create a roster space.Related Articles Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions last_img read more

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Mildred Rose, 96, Oxford: July 28, 1916 – March 12, 2013

first_imgShe is survived by her children, Richard Rose and his wife Nancy of Benton, AR, Margaret Robinson and her husband Linnie of Oxford, KS, and Betty Overturf and her husband Kenneth of Waldron, AR; grandchildren, Ambi Kai Gordon, Melode Anne Strawn, David Rose, Matthew Overturf and Kathryn Overturf, several great grandchildren and a brother, Vernon Thompson of Oregon. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Oxford. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Oxford Funeral Service.  Memorials have been established with the National Kidney Foundation and the Central Baptist Church in Winfield and may be left with Oxford Funeral Service. For further information or to send a condolence please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.com.Mildred Irene Rose was born the daughter of Samuel W. and Florence (Perry) Thompson on July 28, 1916 in Dewitt, Mo. She graduated from Winfield High School in 1935. On October 25, 1943 Mildred was united in marriage to William H. Rose. She worked at the Winfield Newton Memorial Hospital for 10 years in the kitchen, was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting, seamstress work, listening to music and taking care of her plants. Mildred was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Winfield. Mildred RoseMildred Rose, 96, of Oxford, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Riverview Manor in Oxford, KS.center_img Mildred is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William in 1975, three sisters and five brothers.last_img read more

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LORD NELSON SCRATCHED FROM TWINSPIRES BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT

first_imgSpendthrift Farm LLC’s Lord Nelson, the 5-2 second choice on the morning line, has been scratched from Saturday’s TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint with a minor injury. “He got a little nick a couple of days ago and it became infected,” trainer Bob Baffert said. “We had to treat him with antibiotics so he won’t be able to run. But, he’s going to be all right.” The defection of Lord Nelson leaves a field of seven in the Sprint. Joking was scratched Wednesday.last_img

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South African swimmers keep flag flying

first_img2 August 2012South African swimmers continued to flag the country’s flag high at the London Olympic Games on Wednesday, with both Chad le Clos and Suzaan van Biljon achieving notable milestones.Le Clos became the first South African swimmer to qualify for four Olympic finals at a single Games since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1992, while Van Biljon bettered a long-standing record set by Penny Heyns, who did the breaststroke double in the 100m and 200m at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.Swimming in the semi-finals of the 200m individual medley, Le Clos did not have expectations of reaching the final – he is better suited to the longer 400 IM – but he made it into the top eight in the world, as the swimmer with the equal seventh fastest time.A career bestThe Olympic 200m butterfly champion swam in the faster of the two semi-finals and finished fifth in a career best time of 1:58.49. He admitted afterwards, however, that his breaststroke leg was a weakness, which made it hard to contend with the front-runners.Nonetheless, the 20-year-old Le Clos’ achievements should not be underestimated. To be among the top eight swimmers in the world in four events is a remarkable record, never mind the fact that he also won gold in the 200m butterfly.Unfortunately, because of a clash with the 100m butterfly programme, an event which favours Le Clos more, he pulled out of the 200 IM final on Monday morning.Van Biljon made it into the 200m breaststroke semi-finals with a time of 2:25.94 in the heats. After the first semi-final, won by Denmark’s Rikke Pedersen in 2:22.23, and with six of the eight swimmers going under her time in the heats, it was clear that Van Biljon needed to pull out something special in the second semi-final.Bettered Penny Heyns’ recordShe did just that. While the USA’s Rebecca Soni won the race in a stunning world record of 2:22.00, Van Biljon, swimming in lane two, put in a strong showing to finish third in 2:23.21, bettering the 2:23.64 African record held by Penny Heyns since the Pan Pacific Championships in August 1999.Van Biljon was second to only Soni after the first 50 metres and remained in second place at the halfway mark. With 50 metres to swim, she slipped to just 0.09 seconds behind Japan’s Satomi Suzuki, who went to finish second in 2:22.40.The new South African record holder will again swim in lane two in the final, which takes place on Thursday evening.HockeyThere was also good news for the South African men’s hockey team, which held Great Britain to a 2-2 draw. With England ranked fourth in the world (the composite team does not feature in the rankings), it was a strong result for 12th ranked South Africa.At the Riverbank Arena, the British took an early lead through Ashley Jackson, who rocketed a penalty corner into the top left hand corner in the 14th minute.The home side had controlled matters until they opened the scoring, but South Africa came back into the game after going behind and enjoyed the better of the possession. At half-time, though, it remained Great Britain 1, South Africa 0.LevelAfter the break, the men in green and gold continued to push for a goal, but the British defence held firm. Then, with 11 minutes to play, South Africa were awarded a first penalty corner and, like Britain with their first penalty corner, they scored. Captain Austin Smith provided the finish to make it 1-1.Shortly after that, in the 64th minute, the predominantly British crowd was silenced as Jonty Robinson struck a pearler to put South Africa 2-1 in front with only five minutes to play.In desperation and in search of a goal, Britain replaced goalkeeper James Fair for an extra outfield player and the gamble played off almost immediately.DrawA ball into the circle from Richard Smith took a couple of deflections, including off of a South African foot and off of the stick of Ashley Jackson into the goal. The South Africans asked for a video referral, claiming the ball had come off the back of Jackson’s stick, but there was no conclusive evidence of this and the goal stood, making it 2-2, with only minutes remaining in the contest.South Africa next face Spain on Friday. The Spaniards are ahead of South Africa in the standings on goal difference only.In their previous outings, they were also well beaten by Australia, going down 5-0 – South Africa lost 6-0 – and drawing 1-1 with Pakistan.BadmintonAfter the disqualification of a number of top teams from the women’s doubles in the badminton competition, because they had tried to throw results for a more favourable draw, the South African pair of Michelle Edwards and Annari Viljoen found themselves in a surprising quarterfinal against the Russian pair of Valeria Sorokina and Nina Vislova.Unfortunately, they could not take advantage of that break and were well beaten 21-9, 21-7.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Finding a Producer: What You Need to Bring to the Table

first_imgStoryboard/Shot ListImage via Shutterstock.If you’re directing your project, you need to show that you’ve put thought into how you’re going to shoot it and what the shots will look like. Just saying it takes place in space might be too ambiguous for a producer to figure out for you. Once you get into pre-production, you can finish up a working storyboard and shot list with your DP.Check out these storyboard and shot list resources.The Benefits of Storyboarding Your Next FilmFree Storyboard Template for Film and Video ProjectsThe Unifying Power of Storyboards BudgetImage via Shutterstock.Perhaps the most important aspect is that you need to have a budget in mind. Producers can do a lot of awesome things – like even raise funds – but you need to bring a number to the table. This takes into account everything from the type of camera you’d like to shoot on, to talent costs, to the total scale of production.Budget resources to read up on.12 Indispensible Tips for Budgeting Your Indie FeatureHow To Create A Film Budget – Learning The Production 411’SThe Essential Guide for Crafting Film Budgets Looking to get your film produced? Here’s what you need to bring to the table.Cover image via Shutterstock.Are you looking to turn your directorial ambitions into reality? To be successful, you’re going to need to find a good producer to help bring your film to life. While producers work on films for a variety of reasons, minding your p’s and q’s when bringing your project to the table can help you find the best producer possible.Here are five things every producer likes to see when deciding to take on a project.Strong ConceptImage via Shutterstock.Ideally, your strong concept is also a strong and well-revised script, but not all projects start out that thorough. However, you need a resolute understanding and comprehensive knowledge of your concept – you can answer every question about the story, the characters, and why the project matters.Here are some tips for concepting and developing your story.9 Quick Tips for Coming Up with Great Short Film IdeasPop-up cinemas: top 10 tips for creating your own8 Great ‘Proof of Concept’ Films That Got Picked Up by Hollywood Distribution Plancenter_img Shooting Schedule and LocationsImage via Shutterstock.A realistic shooting schedule will help you crunch the numbers as well as find available resources. Your own availability is highly important as well. Having locations in mind, along with a game plan for how to access them, will help you make decisions about which days (and how long) to reserve for shooting — which will affect production times.Shooting schedule and location scouting articles.How to Break a Script Down Into a Shot ListLocation Scouting Tips: The Whys and Hows of WhereFree Location Fact Sheet for Film and Video Productions Image via Shutterstock.While this used to be a pretty straightforward process, the rise of VOD and many different streaming services is quickly making distribution a subject to keep in mind during the earliest discussions of your project. Shooting for a theatrical release versus uploading online create very different production cycles – also, if you’re looking to shoot a lead-up teaser or anything before crowdfunding, this is where you bring your ideas to the table.Finally, some film distribution resources to consider.DIY Online Film Distribution for Your FilmFilm Distribution: New Rules For Selling Your FilmThe Ins and Outs of Hollywood Film Distributionlast_img read more

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Why You Need a Strong Bias and a Point of View

first_imgYou cannot be a trusted advisor without the ability to advise. The “trust” by itself isn’t enough. You cannot be a peer if you don’t have the business acumen, the situational knowledge, and a strong bias for what the right things to do might be. You don’t need to be unbiased; you need strong opinions.Peering Into the FutureIf you are going to be an adviser and integrated part of your client’s team, you have to have ideas about what the future holds. You need to know what challenges your client is likely to face, and you need ideas about the opportunities that the future will provide them. You need to be future-oriented.The bigger and more strategic your thinking, the deeper your knowledge, the more valuable you are to high-level stakeholders. They want to know how to guide their business into the future, and they need to see around corners. You need to have ideas about what lies around those corners.Unbiased Means Limited ValueYou create less value when you don’t have ideas, opinions, and biases. If you don’t have ideas about where things are going and what your clients need to do now, then you can only react to the problems and challenges they are facing now. And the problems and challenges they are facing now are the result of the decisions they made in the past. Solving those problems provides value, but solutions provide more value when you solve problems with an eye towards the future.Some segment of your competitors will have competing ideas and opinions. They’ll have their personal biases about what the future holds and what that means your dream client should be doing now. You are in a battle for mind share.Leadership teams make decisions about the future. They want to work with salespeople and sales organizations that have strong opinions and ideas about their future. If you don’t now have these ideas and opinions, you are of limited value. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now What are the big trends that are going to shape the environment in which your dream client operates?Which of these trends is going to have the biggest impact on what and how they do business? What should they be doing now to prepare?How can you help them capitalize on these trends and develop a competitive advantage?last_img read more

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Grateful Manuel vows not to disappoint Ginebra fans

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Racela sees a lot of potential in surprise TNT pick Tallo John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jett Manuel was picked 12th by Ginebra in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJett Manuel’s 2017 couldn’t get any better.After passing the Board Exams for engineers and suiting up for Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup, the blessings continue to pour in for the University of the Philippines standout as Barangay Ginebra picked him 12th in the first round of the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101center_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA PNP vows dismissal for cadets in alleged hazing at PNPA PLAY LIST 01:37PNP vows dismissal for cadets in alleged hazing at PNPA00:50Trending 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 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “Being part of the most storied franchise in the league is a huge blessing. Joining any team has its own pressure, but its magnified in Ginebra because of the fanbase and the history of the team. As I approach everything else, I take it as a challenge. As a player, I’m just excited to live up to the expectations that comes with it,” he said.More than anything, what excites the 6-foot-2 guard is the chance to learn from two of the brightest basketball minds in the country today in coach Tim Cone and starting point guard LA Tenorio.“Coach Tim Cone is one of the best basketball minds in the country. I’m just excited to learn under him because I’m still a student of the game. I just want to learn, learn, and learn, and who better to learn from than coach Tim?” he said.“I’m also really excited to play with LA. I have a goal which is to be a combo guard, and who better that from than one of the best in this generation to play in that position.”ADVERTISEMENT With the Gin Kings faithful cheering his name as he stepped to the stage, Manuel couldn’t stop himself from smiling as he looked back on the amazing year that was.“I’m just thankful for this opportunity that they are giving me and I promise that I won’t disappoint them,” he said.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 shutoutManuel, however, knows that being drafted is one thing and staying in the league is another.And this early, he is looking forward to showing his wares and proving himself as he joins the back-to-back Governors’ Cup champions. View commentslast_img read more

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