Fortuna High football team reflects on wild semifinal win, looks ahead to NCS title game

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgFortuna >> The sea of blue was hard to miss.That was especially true after Sheaden Kadle and Adam Medeiros made the biggest play of the 2017 season for the Fortuna High football team.St. Bernard’s rolled the dice and went for the would-be game-winning two-point conversion, and Fortuna had the answer. With a single burst through the line and a tackle of bruising Crusaders, running back Garrison Roach, Kadle and Medeiros ensured that the Huskies’ season would stretch one more week and into …last_img


Draymond Green on Warriors’ 0-2 start: ‘I’ve got to do better’

Posted On Dec 20 2019 by

first_imgOKLAHOMA CITY — From high school to the NBA, Draymond Green has been a part of winning teams at every level. What the 29-year-old Warriors forward is going through now is new to him.The Warriors have started a season 0-2 for the first time since the 2009-10 season, two years before Green’s NBA debut. After five straightFinals appearances, roster turnover has contributed to the early struggles on the court. Green knew building cohesion with nine new teammates would take time, but his patience …last_img


Sustainable businesses honoured

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_imgThe Nedbank Capital Sustainable Business Awards are open to any African company that meets the qualifying criteria.(Image: Nedbank Capital) Phase two of Nedbank’s head office is a model of sustainable building.(Image: Aurecon)MEDIA CONTACTS • Joanne IsaacsNedbank group communications+27 11 295 8045 or +27 78 800 4989RELATED ARTICLES• Bank’s green building looks ahead• SA store shows new way to farm• Keeping the water balance• Bank, WWF get R100m for green causeMediaClubSouthAfrica.com reporterThe inaugural Nedbank Capital Sustainable Business Awards saw leading South African companies recognised for their long-term efforts towards sustainability. The ceremony took place at the banking giant’s corporate head office in Sandton. Phase two of the head office became South Africa’s first green star-rated building in 2010, and Nedbank itself is recognised as a trailblazer in sustainable business operations.The awards are an extension of Nedbank Capital’s Green Mining Awards, which were launched in 2006 to acknowledge the contribution towards economic development that is made by companies practising responsible mining and mining beneficiation. Since 2007, companies from across the whole of Africa were eligible to enter.Previous winners include Anglo Coal, Kumba Iron Ore, Lonmin, Xstrata Alloys, and Ghana’s Golden Star Resources. The sixth and final edition took place in 2011.“Although mining is a vital creator of jobs and growth, we wanted to broaden the mining awards to include more general sustainability in other sectors of the economy,” said Nedbank CEO Mike Brown. “We were looking for companies which have made sustainability a philosophy, who have not just applied it to a single project.”The winners were not chosen lightly, he said, but were selected by an experienced panel on the basis of their having successfully incorporated sustainability into their long-term business strategy. In today’s world, this is a crucial component of business longevity and social and economic relevance.“Sustainable businesses enjoy success today without stealing from future generations,” Brown said. “Their leaders must inspire us all to ensure we leave a better society for our children than the one we inherited from our parents.”The independent judging panel included Elspeth Donovan, South African development director for the University of Cambridge’s Programme for Sustainability Leadership; Dr Mandla Adonisi, senior lecturer at the Gordon Institute of Business Science; Joanne Yawitch, CEO of the National Business Initiative; and Jonathon Hanks, the funding director of consulting company Incite Sustainability.“It’s not just about being green, or caring for the environment, or managing your carbon footprint,” said Hanks. “Sustainability is so much more than that. It’s about understanding how businesses create value.”Sustainability across the boardAs with the mining awards, the sustainability awards are open to all African organisations that meet the qualifying criteria – a minimum annual turnover of R200-million (US$19.6-million), and at least 500 employees.The categories in the new award format are:Resources and non-renewable energy – including mining, oil, gas, agriculture and non-renewable energy;Infrastructure and renewable energy – including logistics, transportation, property development, construction, infrastructure component of telecommunications and renewable energy;Diversified industrials – including manufacturing and beneficiation;Trade and services – including tourism, healthcare, retail, warehousing, information technology and media.A fifth category – sustainability in leadership – is an individual award open to those in an executive management position.The winners were, in the resources category, Mondi South Africa for its various projects involving energy self-sufficiency, renewable energy and eco-friendly products, as well as its successful wetlands programme, which is viewed as a leader in conservation of these vulnerable ecosystems.The runners-up were Kumba Iron Ore for its Batho Pele mobile health units, a fleet of nine which is able to service communities as far away from its Sishen mine as 180km; and Xstrata Coal South Africa for its commitment to sustainable land management practices.In the infrastructure and renewable energy category, the winner was Growthpoint Properties Limited for its innovative Lincoln on the Lake office block, which features KwaZulu-Natal’s largest rooftop solar photovoltaic array.In the trade and services category, the winner was Woolworths, with its Farming for the Future project, a campaign that teaches the retail company’s local suppliers to depend more on natural resources and less on chemical fertiliser, and to use water efficiently.The individual leadership award was presented to Marius Swanepoel, CEO of Imperial Logistics, a logistics and supply chain management company, and Southern Africa’s largest employer of industrial engineers. Swanepoel was recognised for his dedication to reducing emissions within the 60 companies that comprise the group, through route optimisation, greater fuel efficiency, and energy, water and waste management, among other initiatives.There was no winner in the Diversified industrials category.last_img read more


Developers Are Pissed, Frustrated by New Twitter Decree

Posted On Dec 15 2019 by

first_imgadam popescu Tags:#twitter#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Claiming a desire to deliver “a more consistent Twitter experience,” today the San Francisco company announced a laundry list of changes, many of them vague, to how developers can access tweets, prompting outrage, confusion and frustration from the third party developers who piggyback on the microblogging site’s ecosystem. Many view the change as the latest move from the company towards tightening its grip and owning the platform, a move that will eventually choke out and steer users to only use Twitter’s own apps. The days of popular third-party services like Tweetbot and Echofon may be numbered. For others, it means manpower and time in order to change. Alex Benzer, the founder and chief executive of PHP social network software maker SocialEngine, and social inbox site FanMix isn’t looking forward to the changes. “It’s going to require energy and it’s not ideal,” Benzer said. “We’re going to have to register for an API key which isn’t that big of a deal, but we’re going to have to make it work.”Benzer said he’s more concerned about his FanMix site, a Gmail like service for social networks, collecting all your social conversations and email, into one unified inbox. Right now FanMix users can sign in with their Twitter accounts, which uses Twitter’s API.“Basically it (FanMix) pulls in all your tweets and mentions of you and displays them,” he said. Today’s move by Twitter threatens that model. “It’s obviously a move for a more restrictive API,” he said. Today’s move will stop public developers from writing script that gets data from Twitter. “That signals a shift in the company’s direction. The general feeling is that they want people to use Twitter and not apps built on Twitter.”Bottlenose CEO Nova Spivack took to Twitter to vent this afternoon. He swayed from angry to acceptance and back again, seemingly by the minute. Not long after that tweet, he wrote “Information wants to be free. Twitter is going against the tide. The music industry couldn’t stop it from happening. How will Twitter?”Brian Norgard, the founder of social video site Chill sees today’s move as the logical step in Twitter’s move towards owning the field. He says the writing on the wall was clear to see, several months ago. Twitter has gone from being a toy, to being one of the most powerful media companies on the planet, he said.“You’re dancing with the devil when you’re building on top of another platform,” said Norgard. He thinks the move was done to maintain control. “If you’re going to do something core, like reading tweets, Twitter is going to probably want to control that aspect of the business.”Norgard says his site won’t be affected, but says “I feel for a lot of developers.”Still, he tempered that by saying the changes have happened before and will happen again, citing Photobucket building on the back of Myspace. “Twitter’s not the first, won’t be the last.”center_img Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more


Industry Insights with Cinematographer Michael Franks

Posted On Dec 12 2019 by

first_imgPremiumBeat stepped behind the lens with cinematographer Michael Franks to discuss his insight on technology, and how to create the cinematic look.Whether it’s lighting mountain ranges, live sketch comedy, or Disney favorites, Michael Franks approaches each project with a fresh mind and an eye for story.Hannah Montana (Buena Vista Television).PremiumBeat: Michael, you’ve worked on some of the most iconic Disney shows, including Jessie, Hannah Montana, and That’s So Raven. Is there a Disney “look,” or have you found each show was approached differently?Michael Franks: I have worked on a variety of projects for Disney, Nickelodeon, Amazon, and other networks. I enjoy approaching each project with an open mind, discovering what the needs of the show are, and how we might best serve them. Each show presents unique opportunities for me to create a specific look for that project. The costumes, production design, in addition to the lighting approach, and camera and lens choices all affect the final look of the show. It’s a collaboration, and we discover together what the look will be.PB: You’ve won two consecutive Emmy Awards for lighting ESPN’s Summer and Winter X Games, what goes into creating the look of the live coverage?MF: The X Games I got to work on from the 1st Winter Games in Big Bear, and then the 2nd Summer Games in San Diego — starting in 1997. My involvement grew over the years. It started with creating the look for the host areas that were quite extensive in the early X Games, and then my work grew from there.One of the largest undertakings was when I suggested we light the backgrounds for the night coverage for the Winter X Games in Aspen. There was no inherent night lighting for Aspen mountain. So, with my team, we devised a comprehensive plan to light the mountain, the tree lines, and put color behind the on-camera talent. Much of the background just showed up as black on camera, previously.This proved to be more challenging than we thought! Trees that looked twenty-feet tall in our survey photos turned out to be 300-feet tall, and lighting the backgrounds meant dragging cable, lights, and other equipment — with snowmobiles — for thousands of feet! In the end, it was worth it though. The producers were happy, and we continued to do that for a few years at the Aspen Winter X Games.Michael Franks. All That (Nickelodeon Network).PB: As cinematographer of Nickelodeon’s All That, what challenges do you face in filming fast-paced, high-standard sketch comedy?MF: My time on SNL really served me well with the reboot of All That. With All That, one of the things we must be is flexible, spontaneous, fast, and good! I think that’s one of the things I find most appealing (as I did with SNL) is working under a very tight schedule. It pushes our creativity to come up with ideas and solutions we might not think of otherwise. On a weekly basis, we are lighting sometimes eight to ten new sets (we counted over seventy-two sets we lit over a ten-week schedule). Some sets are set up overnight Thursday, and we light and shoot them on Friday. It’s an intense schedule, but I find it appealing. I couldn’t do it without a great crew, which I feel lucky to have. These women and men . . . I get to work with each week, are absolutely fantastic.One of the other challenges is to give the show a high-quality look, given the time frame. I was asked to give the show an “upgraded” look. We work very hard to give each sketch a look and feel that’s specific for the sketch, and we resist lighting the show in a formulaic manner. Sometimes, as with the movie A Silent Place, which was a spoof of the movie A Quiet Place, we got to do a very specific and dramatic look. I was asked by the director, Jonathan Judge (who I enjoy collaborating with), to create a single-camera look, and he had planned very specific camera angles that we could light to. This was a lot of fun to create something unusual, while working within the time constraints of having actors that are minors in a multi-camera schedule.We use a lot of the new technology that’s available to us now, which helps us with the process of being nimble, while creating the extremely varied looks we are asked to create. We utilize the latest automated lights for our music segments and wireless LEDs, as well as conventional equipment for our sketches. It’s a great time to be working — the technology in both camera and lighting has come such a long way. We have the tools now to create bold, interesting looks that were much more difficult and time-consuming to create in the past.Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (Amazon Studios).PB: Amazon’s Sigmund and the Sea Monsters is a re-imaging of the 1973 original children’s hit show. Were you mindful of the look of the original, or were the storytellers interested in an updated, modern feel?MF: For Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, I was asked to create a wholly different look than that of the original. Amazon set the bar high, and I was asked to create a “feature-quality look” that was much more cinematic than what was done originally. I, again, got to collaborate with Jonathan Judge to create the new look for the current version. We shot the show single-camera on the ARRI ALEXA, and created sets on location for the pilot and onstage for the series.We were conscious to create a look that was current, as well as paying homage to the original. We wanted the environment to feel like we’re in a real place, where these sea monsters then inhabit. We were thrilled that Amazon liked what we did in the pilot, and then picked up six more episodes. It was a lot of fun to shoot this series.Michael Franks. All That (Nickelodeon Network).PB: Any general or specific advice you’d give a young cinematographer when navigating the work or the business?MF: Never stop learning, and be kind. Technology continues to advance, and it’s important for the cinematographer to know what tools are available to them, but the aesthetic is what’s important. The technology is there for us to utilize to create the vision.I also think it’s important to be kind and help each other grow and move forward. It’s a unique business because it’s a craft that I feel needs to be learned and shared. But, it can be a cutthroat business too, and we can easily lose the human kindness in that. I like what Steve Jobs said, “Stay hungry, stay foolish.” Don’t lose sight of why you want to do this work!Cover image via Amazon Studios.Looking for more industry interviews? Check these out.Industry Insights: The Man in the High Castle’s Cinematographer Gonzalo AmatInterview: Composer Chad Cannon on the Obamas’ Higher GroundIndustry Insights: “Better Call Saul” Production Designer Judy RheeComposer David Schwartz on VEEP, The Good Place and Arrested DevelopmentThe Editor of “Us” on Working with Jordan Peele and the Horror Genrelast_img read more


Meneses lauds Teodoro’s heroics vs Pingoy, Adamson

Posted On Nov 28 2019 by

first_img1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Teodoro had Falcon guard Jerrie Pingoy hounding him throughout the match but JRU’s husky wingman still managed to put up a game-high 23 points.“Actually, he didn’t find any difficulty against Pingoy,” said Meneses as they advanced to the semifinals of the pre-season league. “If there’s one person who’ll stop Teytey, it would be Teytey.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Well, there are two people who can stop Teytey, himself and me. If I don’t put him in the game, then I stopped him. If he doesn’t want to play, he stops himself.”Teodoro, however, isn’t a man to talk about his talents that much, and he said he was just following Meneses’ orders. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m just ready every game, it depends on coach Vergel on how we will play,” said Teodoro. “Whatever the game plan is, that’s what I’ll do.” FILE — Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf there’s one person Jose Rizal University head coach Vergel Meneses trusts, it has to be Teytey Teodoro.Meneses virtually put Teodoro atop a pedestal after the Heavy Bombers blasted Adamson, 67-56, in their quarterfinals matchup in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Mbala erupts for 32 as La Salle barges into semis with FEU rout MOST READ View commentslast_img read more


Watch Fabio Baldacchino wins first round of Enemed Hillclimb Championship

Posted On Jul 30 2019 by

first_img SharePrint On Sunday 10th March on the hill leading to Ġnejna Bay limits of Mgarr Malta, Island Car Club organised the first round of the Enemed Hillclimb National Championship. Twenty drivers competed in various different classes. Fabio Baldacchino emerged as overall winner, followed closely by Mauro Portelli and Darren Camilleri.The second round of the Enemed Hillclimb National Championship will be held on Sunday 7th April at Pennellu in Mellieha.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a7617b59&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=128&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more