English Premier League Reviews

first_imgGOALS:- CITY: FERNANDO 7th; DE BRUYNE 12th; AGUERO 19th; KOLAROV 90th.Kevin de Bruyne marked his return from injury to kick-start Manchester City’s title hopes. Three of City’s goals came in the opening 18 minutes, with Fernando converting Jesus Navas’ corner after seven minutes. de Bruyne added a second before Sergio Aguero headed a third. Aleksandar Kolarov claimed City’s fourth with the last kick of the game.ASTON VILLA 0 CHELSEA 4 GOALS:-STOKE: AFELLAY 13; BOJAN 53. SWANSEA: SIGURDSSON 68; PALOSCHI 79.Gylfi Sigurdsson and Alberto Paloschi struck as Swansea came from two goals down to damage Stoke’s European hopes. Ibrahim Afellay marked his 30th birthday by giving Mark Hughes’ side a half-time lead as he headed in Marko Arnautovic’s cross. Bojan Krkic doubled the lead early in the second half with a fine solo goal. But Sigurdsson pulled one back with a shot on the turn that wrong-footed keeper Jakob Haugaard, and Paloschi’s deflected strike earned a point.SUNDERLAND 0 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0Sunderland remain in the relegation zone after they failed to turn their dominance into goals against West Brom. Despite a first clean sheet in 17 league games, the Black Cats took only a point, wasting two excellent chances to win the game in the closing minutes. First, Fabio Borini forced a sprawling save from Ben Foster, before the keeper denied Jermain Defoe from five yards. Then the hosts had a goal disallowed in injury time when Dame N’Doye netted, but was correctly adjudged offside.WEST HAM UNITED 2 CRYSTAL PALACE 2 GOALS:- CHELSEA: LOFTUS-CHEEK 26th; PATO PEN 45th; PEDRO 46th, 59th.Aston Villa could be relegated as early as next weekend after another embarrassing performance. Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s deflected shot and Alexandre Pato’s precise penalty had given the visitors a healthy half-time lead. Pedro scored twice, slotting in Oscar’s pass and hammering home a loose ball, before Alan Hutton was sent off to compound Villa’s misery.ARSENAL 4 WATFORD 0 GOALS:- LIVERPOOL: COUTINHO 51st. spurs: KANE 63rd.Tottenham dropped two valuable points at Anfield and with Leicester beating Southampton a day later they are a massive seven points adrift of the Barclays Premier League leaders with just six games to go. Liverpool took the lead through Philippe Coutinho soon after half-time, but a tremendous reply from Harry Kane earned Spurs a point.NORWICH CITY 3 NEWCASTLE UNITED 2 GOALS:-ARSENAL: SANCHEZ 4th; IWOBI 38th; BELLERIN 48th; WALCOTT 90th.Arsenal maintained their faint hopes of winning the Barclays Premier League title with an easy victory. Alexis Sanchez gave the Gunners a fourth-minute lead, then Alex Iwobi doubled their lead from 12 yards. Hector Bellerin’s shot deflected in for Arsenal’s third, while substitute Theo Walcott completed the rout in added time.LIVERPOOL 1 spurs 1center_img GOALS:- NORWICH: KLOSE 45th; MBOKANI 74th; OLSSON 90th. NEWCASTLE: MITROVIC 71st, PEN 86th.Norwich City moved a step closer to safety in the Barclays Premier League after Martin Olsson stole a late winner against increasingly troubled Newcastle United. Timm Klose gave Norwich the lead with a first-half header before Aleksandar Mitrovic replied. Mitrovic levelled again, from the spot, after Dieumerci Mbokani’s superb strike had made it 2-1. But Olsson drove the winner.STOKE CITY 2 SWANSEA CITY 2 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 0 MANCHESTER CITY 4 GOALS:- WEST HAM: LANZINI 18th; PAYET 41st. PALACE: DELANEY 15th; GAYLE 75th.West Ham’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League suffered with a draw against Crystal Palace. The Eagles went in front when Damien Delaney headed his side ahead. The Hammers equalised soon after through Manuel Lanzini before Dimitri Payet’s stunning 20-yard free kick put the hosts ahead. West Ham’s Cheikhou Kouyate was sent off for fouling Dwight Gayle, who then equalised.last_img read more

Unique Showreel: Juan Salvo’s Inspiring Color Reel

first_imgThis impressive showreel by colorist Juan Salvo combines his professional work with a creative personal touch.We see a lot of demos and showreels – a lot – and every once in a while one sticks out from the crowd through an impressive body or work or uncommon presentation.The following reel by professional colorist Juan Salvo uses a unique approach for reels by employing his narration to connect with the viewer, a style more familiar to advertising than demo reels. The result works. We not only see Salvo’s body of professional work, but we also see him at work – sitting at the boards, drafting out his color plan and building color grades in post. It has a humanizing effect, showing the person behind the color grading work.It’s an interesting approach to creating a demo or showreel, and one that could potentially be used for all types of production and post production positions. Something to think about. Inspiring work, Juan!last_img read more

Estranged partners target each other

first_imgA day after parting ways, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the BJP raised their pitch to safeguard their core constituencies with an eye on the election.PDP MLC Mohammad Khurshid Alam likened the BJP’s pull-out to the August 9, 1953 toppling of the popular government headed by Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah.“History is repeating itself in the State and the last time a similar incident was witnessed on August 9, 1953 when a people’s government was toppled by New Delhi. Let those who are holding confabulations against the special status of the State become aware that the PDP isn’t going to succumb to any pressure and it will keep fighting for people, their dignity and honour with strong will and courage,” Mr. Alam said.He said the reasons that the BJP gave for pulling out “are worth to hail and the party feels proud of such reasons”. “The reasons are demands made by Mehbooba Mufti for talks with Pakistan and separatists, withdrawal of the cases against the stone throwers, implementation of the ceasefire on ground and measures to be taken for successful dialogue and reconciliation,” he said.The BJP celebrated the end of the PDP-BJP rule. “There will be a renewed focus to deal with terrorists and maintain law and order in Kashmir. There will be no cease but fire now onwards, very intense fire. The Amarnath yatra will be held will necessary arrangements,” said jubilant BJP state president Ravinder Raina in Jammu.He said the BJP was worried about the “shaky security scenario”.last_img read more

No use of UDRS during India-West Indies series

first_imgThe controversial Umpire Decision Review System will not be in place in the forthcoming series between India and the West Indies after the BCCI has convinced its Caribbean counterparts against the use of technology during the entire tour.The implementation of UDRS in a bilateral series is the prerogative of the home board but the powerful BCCI, who has opposed the system from the onset, has forced the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to do away with it in the series, which starts with a T20 International here on Saturday.A WICB spokesperson confirmed that UDRS will not be used in the one-off Twenty20 match, five ODIs or for that matter in the three upcoming Test matches.Incidentally, UDRS was used when Pakistan toured the Caribbean recently.India has been a staunch critic of UDRS ever since Sachin Tendulkar went public with his disapproval of the system in Sri Lanka a couple of years ago. .Just before the World Cup, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni too gave his thumbs down to the system.”I don’t support the UDRS as you have two gentlemen standing as umpires on the field, who are professionals. They also have the support of the third umpire. Referral system, I personally believe is not a cent per cent thing. I am not going to buy a life jacket that doesn’t come with a warranty,” he had said.The last straw for India, perhaps, was the World Cup league match against England in Ahmedabad.In the 25th over of the England innings, Dhoni sought the help of UDRS when on-field umpire turned down a lbw appeal against Ian Bell off Yuvraj Singh.advertisementThe technology clearly showed that Bell was out as the ball was going to hit the middle stump, yet, strangely, the third umpire ruled in favour of the batsman because the distance between the wicket and point of impact was more than 2.5 metres.last_img read more

Wild Wild Card, Royals Beat A’s, 9-8

first_imgKANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rain had started to fall at Kauffman Stadium as the echoing roars finally faded into the night. Eric Hosmer popped out of the dugout one last time, looked to the sky and let it soak in.It had been 29 years since the Royals played a postseason game — nearly three decades spent mostly as a laughingstock. But on Sept. 30, already drenched in victory champagne, the young first baseman felt as if the whole world had watched their coming-out party.“This team showed a lot of character tonight,” Hosmer said. “We weren’t going to quit.”Salvador Perez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning, capping two late comebacks that gave Kansas City a thrilling 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics in the American League wild-card game.Quite a start to October baseball — even if this one appeared to be over with plenty of time to spare in September. But in a back-and-forth epic that lasted 4 hours, 45 minutes, the A’s lost their seventh straight winner-take-all playoff game since 2000.It was the final collapse in a season that looked so promising this summer.“This will go down as the craziest game I’ve ever played,” said Hosmer, who sparked the final Royals rally with a one-out triple. “This team showed a lot of character. No one believed in us before the game. No one believed in us before the season.”Making their first postseason appearance since winning the 1985 World Series, the Royals are sticking around. They’ll open their best-of-five Division Series on the road Oct. 2nd against the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels.After falling behind by four runs, the Royals raced back with their speed on the bases — they led the majors with 153 steals this season. Kansas City swiped seven in this one to tie a postseason record previously shared by the 1907 Chicago Cubs and 1975 Cincinnati Reds, according to STATS.The biggest one came in the 12th.Hosmer scored the tying run on a high chopper to third by rookie Christian Colon, who reached safely on the infield single and then stole second with two outs.Perez, who was 0-for-5 after squandering two late chances to drive in key runs, reached out and pulled a hard one-hopper past diving third baseman Josh Donaldson. Colon scored easily, and the Royals rushed out of the dugout for a mad celebration.Sitting upstairs in a suite, Royals Hall of Famer George Brett put his hands on his head in near disbelief at the frenzied and jubilant scene that was unfolding below. “It was unbelievable,” Perez said.The A’s raced out to a 7-3 lead by the sixth inning, but the Royals countered with three runs in the eighth. Nori Aoki’s sacrifice fly off Sean Doolittle in the ninth forced extra innings.Kansas City squandered chances in the next couple of innings, as midnight came and went on the East Coast and the tension continued to build. Rookie left-hander Brandon Finnegan, just drafted in June, pitched two scoreless innings but walked Josh Reddick to start the 12th.Pinch-hitter Alberto Callaspo delivered an RBI single off winning pitcher Jason Frasor to put the A’s ahead 8-7, but Hosmer hit a drive high off the left-center wall against loser Dan Otero for a triple in the bottom half.Colon drove in Hosmer with a bouncer that barely traveled 50 feet. That set the stage for Perez, who lined a pitch from Jason Hammel down the third-base line.“They finally got ahead there in the 30th inning or whatever it was,” said Brandon Moss, who drove in five runs with two homers for Oakland. “That was definitely the best baseball game I’ve ever been a part of.”The long-downtrodden Royals hadn’t played in the postseason since beating St. Louis in the 1985 World Series, and the excitement that permeated the city might best be summed up by a statement posted by the Kansas City Police on Twitter in about the 10th inning: “We really need everyone to not commit crimes and drive safely right now. We’d like to hear the Royals clinch.”For the A’s, it was a stunning and heartbreaking finish. They had the best record in baseball before wilting in the second half, and needed a victory on the final day of the regular season just to squeeze into the playoffs.Oakland had chances to put all that in the past. Instead, the season ended abruptly for a team that has failed over and over again in the postseason. “It’s kind of a microcosm of the year that we had,” Doolittle said.A much-anticipated pitching showdown between Oakland ace Jon Lester and Kansas City counterpart James Shields instead turned into a high-scoring game and a battle of attrition between bullpens.“It was absolutely epic,” Shields said. “You don’t write a story like that.”Doolittle tried to save it for Oakland in the ninth, but he gave up a bloop single to pinch-hitter Josh Willingham. Pinch-runner Jarrod Dyson was sacrificed to second and then brashly stole third, allowing him to score on Aoki’s deep fly to right field.It was the third time in the last three seasons that Doolittle has blown a postseason save.“That’s the most incredible game I’ve ever been a part of,” Royals Manager Ned Yost said. “Our guys never quit. We fell behind there in the fifth inning, sixth inning. They kept battling back. They weren’t going to be denied. It was just a great game.”(DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

July 19 2005 This continues the report from 7

first_imgJuly 19, 2005 This continues the report from 7/15. The top of the stairs is reached by a side scaffold. Heavy buckets filled with concrete are passed from hand to hand to be poured into the higher stairs … [Photo: David DeGomez & text: sa] … and into the form for a landing at the top of the stairs. [Photo: David DeGomez & text: sa] This landing leads to the roof level of Unit 6 of the East Crescent complex. Report will continue when the forms are removed. The concrete has to set for 28 days to gain full strength. [Photo: David DeGomez & text: sa]last_img

Rep Potvin welcomes Big Rapids officials to Lansing for billsigning

first_img06Dec Rep. Potvin welcomes Big Rapids officials to Lansing for bill-signing New law increases opportunities for recreational partnershipsState Rep. Phil Potvin today welcomed a number of Big Rapids officials to Lansing for a ceremonial presentation in recognition of legislation Rep. Potvin and Sen. Darwin Booher sponsored to encourage new recreational opportunities in local communities.Big Rapids Mayor Mark Warba, Assistant City Manager Mark Gifford, Parks and Recreation Director Heather Bowman, Big Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Tim Haist, school board member Dave Murray and Michigan Municipal League State and Federal Affairs Director Chris Hackbarth joined Rep. Potvin and Sen. Booher for a bill-signing ceremony with Gov. Rick Snyder.Rep. Potvin’s bill, now Public Act 174 of 2016, adds school districts to the list of entities allowed to join recreational authorities, which may be created through a vote of the people. Previously, only cities, counties, villages or townships were allowed to come together to form such an authority.“This change gives local schools the opportunity to collaborate with surrounding municipalities on recreational opportunities that benefit the entire area,” said Rep. Potvin, R-Cadillac. “Projects such as park improvements, community centers, nature trails and gardens add character and charm to communities and enhance the lives of families and residents of all ages.”Last fall, Rep. Potvin welcomed Sobers and Haist to the House Committee on Local Government to testify in support of HB 4578. The City of Big Rapids and Big Rapids Public Schools have been working together on ways to collaborate and expand recreational offerings in the greater Big Rapids area.“The partnership that’s taking place between the city and the school district in Big Rapids should serve as an inspiration to other communities in our state,” Rep. Potvin said. “These two entities are committed to creating a stronger community by working together.”### Categories: Newslast_img read more