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  • Miley Cyrus & The Roots Perform Soulful Bob Dylan Cover On Fallon [Watch]

    first_imgWhether you’re a fan or not, there’s no denying that Miley Cyrus has an incredible voice – especially when digging into some of the older classics. On Friday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the pop-punk princess performed Bob Dylan‘s original “Baby, I’m In the Mood for You” alongside The Roots.While the song was first recorded in 1962 by Dylan, it was made famous in 1965 by singer Odetta. Cyrus performed the Odetta, more upbeat version of the song.Watch her full performance below:last_img read more

  • NCUA proposes to allow capitalization of interest

    first_img This post is currently collecting data… The NCUA Board issued a proposal Thursday allowing credit unions to capitalize interest in connection with loan modifications. CUNA has strongly pushed the agency for this change in recent months, including in three letters to NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood.“We thank NCUA for issuing this proposal which gives credit unions a more member-friendly option to make a loan modification. CUNA strongly supports this option as the pandemic effects will be felt for months and years to come,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “We hope that NCUA will quickly finalize this proposed rule so that needed pandemic relief is not further delayed.”Specifically, the rule would establish documentation requirements to help ensure that the addition of unpaid interest to the principal balance of a mortgage loan does not hinder the borrower’s ability to become current on the loan.The proposed change would apply to workouts of all types of member loans, including commercial and business loans. This is placeholder text continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

  • Storify: Syracuse community reacts to loss at St. John’s

    first_img[View the story “Syracuse community reacts to loss at St. John’s” on Storify] Comments Related Stories Gallery: Syracuse takes on St. John’s at Madison Square GardenSyracuse misses too many shots in upset loss to St. John’sWhat we learned from Syracuse’s loss to St. John’sMalachi Richardson: ‘Shots will fall eventually, that’s what I’m here to do’ Published on December 13, 2015 at 2:08 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TRcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

  • Beat writers unanimously predict outcome for Syracuse on the road at Pittsburgh

    first_img Published on January 26, 2018 at 9:18 pm Matthew Gutierrez (17-3)Tough as SteelSyracuse 63, Pittsburgh 55Expect a relatively low-scoring, fairly close one Saturday afternoon, because Syracuse will be on the road against a slightly-improved Pitt team. The Panthers almost edged North Carolina State at home Wednesday night, and the Wolfpack is a team that beat Wake Forest and almost beat Miami last weekend. The bottom line: Winning on the road in this conference is not easy. With that aside, we should get another look at how Marek Dolezaj fits into the SU scheme, given starting forward Matthew Moyer’s game-time-decision status. SU should skate to a win and improve to 4-4 in conference play. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSam Fortier (16-4) It’s the PittsSyracuse 69, Pittsburgh 57Syracuse’s three players who can score — Tyus Battle, Oshae Brissett and Frank Howard — are top three in the conference in minutes per game, and they got to actually chill for a seven-day stretch. After looking the best it has all season against BC, Syracuse has now geared up for a crucial stretch in the rest of its slate. Beat the Panthers and Syracuse earns its first conference road win. Lose and it becomes the biggest NCAA Tournament resume shiner in recent memory. There’s every reason to believe, though, that the Orange will beat the Panthers handily even though it’s an ACC game on the road: Lock down Parker Stewart, get Battle and Howard going early, out-rebound maybe the least-physical team in the conference. Syracuse needs this one, and they know it. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Tomer Langer (15-5)Out of the PittSyracuse 68, Pittsburgh 49The Orange exploded offensively against Boston College on Wednesday, scoring 81 points on a season-high 60.4 percent from the field. To me though, the Orange also looked different, playing with a swagger that seemed to be gone when the team was mired in the 1-4 stretch. Playing a really weak Pittsburgh team is just what Syracuse needs to keep the good times rolling, as the Orange picks up an easy win and climbs back to .500 in ACC play. Commentslast_img read more

  • Brett Anderson continues historic streak in A’s win over Angels

    first_imgOAKLAND — For as good as the A’s offense and bullpen might be, the success of this current brutal stretch of 18 straight days with a game hinges on strong outings from a starting rotation that might be considered their only weakness.Mike Fiers and Marco Estrada kicked off the stretch strong with scoreless six innings apiece. Brett Anderson kept the line moving Saturday night.“They all kind of feed off each other,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “I know Frankie (Montas) is excited about getting …last_img read more

  • Better Establishing Shots With These Photography Techniques

    first_imgEstablishing shots are usually low priority on set. They usually fall to the second or third unit, and some filmmakers are doing away with them altogether. Personally, I love a great establishing shot; it can really set the tone for a scene. Using the tips here and the techniques discussed in this establishing shot article, you can now improve any project with more dynamic establishing shots.For more composition tips, check out this video by Steve McCurry. Improve your establishing shots with a few principles of still photography.Cover image via Shutterstock.The establishing shot is one of the core tools in cinematography. However, it can be easy to overlook this shot’s creative potential. When it comes to establishing shots, we can look at some principles of photography to create better shots because, in most cases, an establishing shot is essentially a cityscape photograph, a landscape photograph, and so on.Lead-In LinesThere are many visual components of print, film, and photography that can direct the audience’s gaze to specific areas of the image — or lead them through the picture organically. The Gutenberg Diagram dictates that readers of very large print will usually read from top left to right, diagonally across the center, and then to finish on the bottom right of the image. You’ll find countless magazine covers and movie posters that adhere to the Gutenberg Diagram.You can also direct the eye within an establishing shot using a lead-in lines.In photography, a lead-in line is any line in the image that leads your gaze into and through the photograph. It can be a road, the edge of a building, a contrail, even a spiral staircase; it doesn’t have to be a straight line. You can find lead-in lines in almost all compositional spaces — you just have to look for them.Stock Photo via Shutterstock.In filmmaking, we can use a line to direct the audience’s attention throughout the entire image instead of just focusing on a specific aspect. By doing so, we can add story elements and visual cues, and give the audience extra information about the story or plot — all within the establishing shot.Take the following shot from The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Crawford. By choosing to shoot from behind the path, the filmmakers give the audience an organic lead-in line to follow through the entire image until we reach our location.Talk about diagonal lines.Foreground InterestStock Photo via Shutterstock.This photograph is a great example of foreground interest in photography.Foreground interest helps create layers of depth in your image. Since an establishing shot identifies a location, it’s normal to question the idea of featuring something in the foreground that will ultimately be the center of focus. However, foreground interest doesn’t just pertain to a boat, or a fence, or any visible object. Foreground interest can also be the ground itself, tall grass, rocks, water, etc.The establishing shot below is of Bear Island from Game of Thrones, home of fan-favorite Lyanna Mormont. Since this is a digital matte painting, the VFX artists had great creative leeway regarding what they wanted in the composition. The result features the Bear Island keep prominently, and we see some of the beauty of the island. However, by adding foreground interest, we see a lot more emotion in the environment, which creates a sense of depth.Image via HBO.If this were a real location, you would have had two possible shooting scenarios: to walk right up to the edge to get the best shot of the keep, or to move further back and include some of the foreground to give the composition life.Natural FramesA popular photography technique is to find and use natural enclosures to frame a landscape shot.Stock Photo via Shutterstock.Applied correctly, this technique can really add a sense of majestic beauty to an otherwise standard landscape. If you pay close enough attention to Steven Spielberg‘s films, you’ll see that he often uses people and objects within a scene to frame a major character or moment, as we see in Duel.Image via Universal.We can also use this technique in an establishing shot with the use of foliage, bridges, gates, fences, or even clouds. It’s important to note that you don’t have to use objects to create a defined frame. In fact, if we take another look at the still of Bear Island, we can see from the position of the foliage and the darkened areas of towards the edge of the image that there’s a somewhat-natural frame that locks your focus on the building in the center of the composition. Do you have tips for improving establishing shots? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

  • Asiad: Somdev takes centrestage, India maintains 8th spot on table

    first_imgIndia’s Somdev Devvarman (R) and Sanam Singh exult after winning gold medal in the men’s doubles tennis event of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China on Monday. PTITennis star Somdev Devvarman took centre stage by fetching a gold medal in doubles event and also becoming the first Indian to reach the final in men’s singles as India clinched three medals to maintain their 8th position on the tenth day of competitions in the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on Monday.Somdev teamed up with Sanam Singh to claim the title in the men’s doubles event and inched closer to a historic singles gold by moving into the final on what turned out to be a fruitful day for him.Sania Mirza and Vishnu Vardhan had to be content with a silver in mixed doubles while the men’s archery team comprising Rahul Banerjee, Mangal Singh Champia and Jayanta Talukdar bagged a bronze in the team event.With the addition of three more medals, India’s medal tally climbed to six gold, 12 silver and 18 bronze to maintain their 8th position on a day which saw the athletes drawing blank.Hosts China continued to reign supreme and consolidated their posision atop the medal table with a stupendous haul of 154-77-73 while South Korea (61-51-66) and Japan (32-59-67) were in the second and third.Five-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) and Kavita Goyat (75kg) assured India of at least two bronze medals in women’s boxing by advancing to the semifinals with contrasting wins. Santosh Kumar also advanced to the semi-finals in the men’s section.advertisementAfter launching their campaign in spectacular fashion by fetching two gold medals, the athletes returned empty-handed on Monday while the grapplers, who acconted for two bronze medals on Sunday, came a cropper in Greco Roman competitions.The women’s hockey team went down to China 1-2 in their last league match but were still in contention for a bronze medal.The day clearly belonged to Somdev as he pipped Japan’s Tatasuma Ito 6-2 0-6 6-3 in the semifinals to set up the summit-clash with top seed Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.Later, he and Sanam Singh combined superbly to win first gold medal for India in the tennis event in this edition of the Games as the sixth seed pair shocked second seed Chinese Gong Maoxin and Li Zhe 6-3 6-7(4) 10-8 in the final.However, gold eluded Sania yet again as she and Vishnu Vardhan, seeded sixth, lost the mixed doubles final 6-4 1-6 2-10 to second seed Taipei pair of Chan Yung Jan and Yang Tsung Hua.Somdev and Sanam’s gold medal feat assumes significance as India landed here without star doubles pair of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, gold medallists of the last edition at Doha in 2006, who opted to play in World Tour Finals in London. Rohan Bopanna is also missing from the Indian line-up though he had failed to qualify for the World Tour Finals.Before Somdev, no Indian had managed to enter men’s singles final and India had won only three bronze medals in men’s singles in Asian Games. Leander Paes had won it in 1994 in Hiroshima Games and Mahesh Bhupathi and Prahlad Srinath had won it during 1998 Games in Bangkok.In the showpiece athletics event, medal prospects Mandeep Kaur and Manjeet Kaur finished disappointing fourth and fifth with below-par performances in women’s 400m final.One-lap racer Mandeep Kaur, the leading timer in Asia this season and drawn on the outside lane seven, led the field till the back stretch before flagging behind to finish fourth in 52.99 secs.National record holder Manjeet, gold medallist in 2002 at Busan and silver medallist four years later in Doha, finished a poor fifth in 53.27, two seconds below her personal best.In women’s hammer throw, national record holder Hardeep Kaur started with a foul attempt before attaining her best effort of the day, 60.54m in her third attempt, to finish fourth.Sprinters Mohammed Najeeb Qureshi and Krishnakumar Rane both failed to advance to the men’s 100m final after finishing fourth by both in the semifinals.Spearheaded by Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa, Indian men’s and women’s racqueters came out with a heartening performance to end the day on an unbeaten note in the squash team events.Indian men blanked Japan 3-0 in their opening encounter of the day and then went on to secure their third straight preliminary league victory in the event, thrashing Saudi Arabia with an identical scoreline.In the women’s section, Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal and Anaka Alankamony ripped apart the challenge of Chinese racqueters 3-0 in the first outing. They then secured a victory over arch-rivals Pakistan.advertisementIndia slumped to a 1-2 defeat at the hands of defending champions China in their last round-robin match but still qualified for the bronze medal play-off game against Japan in women’s hockey competitions.With three wins and as many defeats, the Surinder Kaur-led side finished its round-robin league proceedings at fourth position with nine points and will get a chance to defend its bronze medal, which they earned four years ago in Doha. The Indian trio of Jayanta Talukdar, Rahul Banerjee and Mangal Singh Champia fought through challenging conditions to clinch the men’s team bronze after beating Chinese Taipei in the Archery competition.Like the women, the Indian men defeated Chinese Taipei but with a more comprehensive 220-216 margin as compared to the women’s 218-217 victory in the bronze medal play-off.Incidentally, both men and women lost to world’s top archers from South Korea in the semifinals before clinching the bronze medal.The Indians scored 28 and 29 for a total of 57 in the first set of six arrows, 56 (29 and 27) in the second set and flagged a bit to get 53 (26 and 27) in the third and 54 in the fourth and last set (27 and 27). They shot a total of eight 10s and bulls eyes.In chess, Indian women drubbed Mongolia to climb to the joint top position while their male counterparts slipped to the fourth spot with a shocking defeat at the hands of lower-rated Philippines after the fifth round.In rugby, despite suffering heavy defeats in all three league matches, the Indian men’s team qualified for the quarter finals as only nine teams are in the fray.India, who were thrashed 43-5 by Korea in the opening pool B match yesterday, were today drubbed 61-0 by China and 42-12 by sub-continental rivals Sri Lanka to finish at the bottom of the group.Yet, they qualified for the quarter finals and will play the winners of pool B at the University Town stadium tomorrow.The women performed no better, and were steamrolled by Japan 31-0 for their second straight preliminary league defeat after being thumped 50-0 by Kazakhstan.Indian cyclists continued to cut a sorry figure at the Games with the duo of Sombir and Atul Yadav finishing 27th and 32nd respectively in the men’s Individual Road Race here today.In the 180km race, comprising nine laps of 20km each, Sombir clocked 4:15:15.42 and managed an average speed of 42.310. Atul was further down after clocking 4:15:59.39 at an average speed of 42.189.India swamped Bangladesh 34-20 in their opening encounter as women’s kabaddi made its Asian Games debut today.Indian women spikers suffered their third successive defeat in the Asian Games, going down 0-3 to Chinese Taipei in their last preliminary Group B match at the Guangwai Gymnasium here today.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more


    first_imgThe Alice Springs Touch Association (ASTA) in the Northern Territory is just about to commence season one for 2008. The flagship affiliate has a proud 29-year history and with the support of a dedicated committee of volunteers continues to go ahead in leaps and bounds. Alice Springs TA President Tim Pearson is the driving force behind the affiliate and is TFA’s first recipient of the CEO Rewards Call program for 2008.TFA’s Chairman Mr. Peter Rooney contacted Tim personally to formally recognize the Alice Springs all rounder’s stellar record of service.Tim Pearson has enjoyed a 15-year involvement with the ASTA as a player, coach and referee, and has served as President for an impressive 9-year period, as well as being the Director of Referees in “The Alice” for a decade.Tim’s commitment to the sport is exemplary, with his dedication and influence stretching all over the Territory and across playing, coaching, and refereeing arms.Tim has been the Director of NT Referees for 4 years, and is a member of the Barbarians sub-committee.The Level 5 Referee has previously represented the NT as a referee at National Touch League and National 18 Years tournament level.He has also coached Alice Springs representative players and been a satellite coach for NT elite and youth players, a clear reflection of his contribution to the sport he is passionately dedicated to.Tim has also previously represented NT and Barbarians at Men’s Open level.The refereeing enthusiast who has refereed at State of Origin Level spends countless hours coaching local referees and is a central figure in the growth of the ASTA that currently boasts 28 teams across Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Divisions.A fully-fledged Junior competition is on the way and new players and teams continue to swell the ranks of players in the growing affiliate.Northern Territory State Manager Isobel Appo was full of praise for Tim’s selfless dedication to the development of the sport in Alice Springs and the Territory.“Tim has done, and continues to do a mountain of work for us. We wouldn’t survive without the efforts of volunteers like Tim who devote so much time and energy to the sport and the people who play it. He is well respected, humble, hard working, passionate, and a central figure in the on-going growth and development of Alice Springs,” Mrs. Appo said.If you know of worthy candidates for the Monthly CEO recognition call outs in your local affiliate, please contact your State Manager as soon as possible so that hard working volunteers can be acknowledged.last_img read more

  • 10 months agoBerger urges Liverpool to go for Double

    first_imgBerger urges Liverpool to go for Doubleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool hero Patrik Berger has urged Jurgen Klopp not to prioritise trophies this season.After sneaking through to the last 16 of the Champions League, courtesy of a 1-0 win over Napoli earlier this month, Berger sees no reason why they cannot dominate both at home and abroad.He told the Mirror: “It won’t be easy to get to the final again because the teams they have to face are great sides. But that European run has definitely helped them at home as well.”Any trophy would be fantastic for them to win, but, obviously, the fans want the title because they have had to wait so long.“Liverpool won the Champions League in 2005 and 2001 was a pretty good year too. But they still haven’t won the Premier League and that’s something that those fans would love to see change.“Liverpool is all about the trophies, so I wouldn’t mind the Champions League and the Premier League, that would be the dream. Why not be greedy?” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • 24 days agoKeane: Hard work watching this Man Utd team

    first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Keane: Hard work watching this Man Utd teamby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Roy Keane is having a tough time watching his former side.The Red Devils were unable to maintain their one-goal lead over Arsenal on Monday night, eventually walking away with a point.And Keane says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team is lacking quality.”It’s hard work watching them, but I bet it’s hard work for the players too,” Keane told Sky Sports .”It’s just not happening, but you have to persevere, you have to stick at it, and hopefully things will change.”But they have to get a big result soon, just to give the players a bit of confidence.”He added: “We talk about winning games consistently, we talk about getting momentum into your team.”The effort was there, but there was a real lack of quality. United could have won it 2-0, 3-0, but Arsenal deserve a little bit of credit, they responded well at half time.”But belief, confidence, a combination of those things is needed.”United aren’t cutting teams open, they get the goal really from a counter attack, and that’s where the team are at the moment.” last_img read more