10 Tips for Succeeding in Film School

first_imgStarting film school? Success is measured in more than just good grades. Check out these 10 tips to propel you to the top of the class.So you’ve taken the plunge. You’re starting film school and looking to pursue a career in the film and video industry. School is great for providing a solid basis of skills and build network connections, but to succeed post-graduation you’ll need to position yourself for success.Share your own thoughts and advice in the comments below!1. Start Shooting ImmediatelyWith the way college is structured, students usually have to take a full year’s worth of basic classes before they can actually start shooting film and video projects. Don’t fall into this trap. It’s better to get your bad films out as a freshman than to wait until you’re a senior with a terrible demo reel. Take the incentive to learn video/film production techniques on your own and you’ll be a step ahead.2. Volunteer to Help Out on ShootsOne way to develop your skills early on is to volunteer on projects other classmates are working on. There’s a lesson to learn on every shoot, even if that lesson is what not to do. See if there are any call boards in your school seeking crew members and connect with the classmates above you to see how you can help.3. Use the Barter System or RentYou don’t have to own a full studio worth of equipment to get proficient with different lighting and camera gear. Try bartering gear with other students – just be sure expectations are clear about responsibility and what would happen if the equipment were to be lost or broken. Another option is to rent equipment on a short term basis. Online rental houses like BorrowLenses, LensRentals and LensProToGo, provide high quality gear, nationwide shipping and affordable pricing.4. Become Friends with ActorsThey may be weird but they’ll work for pizza!Don’t make the mistake of asking your roommate to be in your student film. They will inevitably lose interest and your film will show it. Students pursuing an acting degree are often more than willing to be in your short films. It’s mutually beneficial – you get an actor, they get content for their demo reel. If you befriend an actor they may also open up connections to other talent.5. Don’t Get Bogged Down with TheoryA good portion of film school curriculum typically involves film theory and history. This academic approach to film works in a classroom setting, but isn’t applicable to most career goals of film students (unless, of course, you want to be a film professor). Many film schools are notorious for saying and not doing – which puts the initiative on you to get the production experience you need for post-graduate employment. Go shoot a film project, critique it, then shoot again. Being in school allows much freedom to explore and create – you may never have that same flexibility again.6. Realize You Need More than ‘Traditional’ SchoolHaving a college degree doesn’t guarantee you a job, especially in the film and video industry. You will need more than classes if you want to increase your chances of being employed when you graduate. You need applicable skills. Supplement your film school classwork with self-initiated study, either through online tutorials, in-person film/video workshops or on-set experiences (see #2).7. Specialize in SomethingYou’ve probably heard of the old phrase “jack of all trades, master of none.” While having a well rounded education is important, you should also try honing in on the areas that interest you most. Use the first year or two of film school to explore different production and post career paths. Experiment with shooting, editing, motion graphics, lighting, etc. Then, in the final year(s) of school try to get the most experience in the area you enjoyed most or excelled at. There’s a reason why Hollywood blockbusters require hundreds of people with very different, very specialized skill-sets.8. Learn Software EarlyHaving knowledge of post-production software is an extremely marketable skill that potential employers may consider. In fact, in many cases your application won’t even be considered if you don’t have proficiency in certain softwares.Often times, film schools will only have agreements with certain software providers, leaving other industry leading apps by the wayside. What you don’t have available at school, start learning on your own. Applications like Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, After Effects and DaVinci Resolve have widespread pro-level adoption, so it’s important to have some familiarity with each.9. Look for Gigs Outside of SchoolBeing in film doesn’t mean you have to work on only school related shoots. Look for shoots happening in your city or region. Companies are often more than willing to have “interns” work for free on their sets to gain experience. This can also be a great opportunity to connect with would-be potential employers.In larger metropolitan areas, check out popular online film/video job boards like Production Hub and Mandy.com, which often have open crew and post production positions listed.10. Use Your “Film Student” CardLeverage your position as a student. Don’t have money to rent a location? Let the owner know it’s for a school project and they will be much more likely to let you use it for free. Want to tour a studio? Most people are happy to show film students their studios. Find people in job roles that you may want to be in and email them. They are often very willing to answer questions regarding their work with students. Did you know you may even be able to write-off movie tickets because you’re a film student?‘Real life’ doesn’t begin when you graduate. You are in real life right now and the connections you make and work you produce will have the power to open up doors for the rest of your life.Any tips you’d like to add?Share in the comments below!last_img read more

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Man lynched in Bihar for killing wife

first_imgA 48-year-old man was lynched by villagers in Bihar’s Rohtas district on Saturday after he bludgeoned his wife to death with an iron rod. The incident occurred at Vishrampur village under Mufassil police station of the district. Mufassil police station SHO Jagniwas Singh said the deceased have been identified as Durgawati Devi,40, and her husband Gopal Nutt.Police are investigating the double murder and ascertaining what led to the fight between the couple. Nutt allegedly hit his wife on the head, inflicting fatal injuries to her.Devi, who was brought to Sadar hospital by villagers, succumbed to her injuries. This angered the villagers who, in turn, beat up her husband and killed him on the spot, the SHO said. The post-mortem of both the bodies have been conducted, the SHO said and added that an unnamed FIR has been lodged with Mufassil police station.last_img read more

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Rejected British Firm Still Claims it Can Buy Force India F1 Team

first_imgThe company, Rich Energy, has claimed to be negotiating with Force India throughout 2018 but has been repeatedly knocked back.Its latest attempt was a £30million sponsorship, tabled as Force India faced an administration hearing last Friday, which was dismissed because it was not deemed an offer that would help the team.Read it at Auto Sport Related Itemslast_img

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Dave Yu pounces on chance to finally show worth for NU

first_imgAdamson gets 2nd wins, trumps NCAA champ Arellano Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Yu scored 14 points, hitting 5-of-8 from the field, grabbed eight rebounds and had two steals in just 15 minutes off the bench.“I don’t know what he ate today but he just played so well,” said NU coach Jamike Jarin.He unleashed eight points in the third quarter, where the Bulldogs broke the game wide open with a 17-3 run after a 42-deadlock.“I could say all my hard work paid off but it’s still not enough. It’s only the start of the season and I have a lot more to show,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending 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 BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “It’s really a great feeling because I worked so hard for this for three years,” the National University guard told INQUIRER.net.READ: NU opens UAAP Season 80 bid with rout of UE 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 shutoutYu was shelved in his first three years in the league due to limited playing time and a slew of major injuries, including an ACL tear in Season 78.He made up for lost time as he reintroduced himself at the start of Season 80 against University of the East. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDave Yu waited years to finally get a shot to show what he’s capable of.His moment came on Saturday and he relished every minute of it.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next View commentslast_img read more

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LOOK: Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach train together again

first_imgHead trainer Buboy Fernandez was also present at famed boxing gym during the training session.Pacquiao parted ways with Roach before his bout against Lucas Matthysse in July, but had said he wasn’t closing the door on a return.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach working the mitts. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines–Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is back in his old stomping ground with a familiar face by his side.READ: Manny Pacquiao back in LA, trains even on Christmas ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Rain or Shine headed to Bahrain to bolster buildup for new PBA season BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid The eighth division world champion worked the mitts with his long-time trainer Freddie Roach, who is now serving as a consultant for Pacquiao’s upcoming fight against Adrien Broner, at Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles on Friday.Manny Pacquiao with his trainers at Wild Card Gym. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOREAD: Adrien Broner arrested, released ahead of Manny Pacquiao fightFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefPacquiao flew back to LA before Christmas as he continues his training camp for the January 19 welterweight title defense, his first bout in the United States in two years.READ: Don’t worry, Pacquiao says, Broner will make it to fight night in Vegas Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again02:40Pacquiao ready to go with week left before Thurman fight02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View commentslast_img read more

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Days of terror: Punjab back in 1980s, writes Manjeet Sehgal

first_imgJarnail Singh Bhindranwale may have died 30 years ago but some Sikhs still remember him with reverence.In fact in today’s Punjab, Bhindranwale’s cult has not vanished but grown – with many of his followers regarding him as ‘Sant Ji’ (a saint) and proudly sporting accessories and clothes bearing his photo. The craze for Bhindranwale can be gauged both from sales of his biography, and from songs, films, posters and other merchandise bearing his name. This craze is not just limited to Sikhs but extends to non-Sikhs as well.Why do Punjabis find Bhindranwale relevant today?The answer perhaps lies in the roots of the circumstances that transformed a simple village boy into a dedicated preacher and then a separatist leader. Punjab, during the early eighties, was passing through a phase of change. The lure to migrate to Western countries had compelled people to adopt all methods of ‘Kabutarbazi’, leading them to fall prey to greedy travel agents. Unemployment and crop failure were pushing the society towards a state of despair. THIS was the time Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale appeared on the horizon. Born on February 12, 1947, at the village of Rode in Faridkot, to Joginder Singh and Nihal Kaur, Jarnail Singh had little formal education but soon became a religious scholar. He remained in his village till the age of 11. He married Pritam Kaur in 1966 and fathered two sons named Ishar Singh and Inderjeet Singh, born in 1971 and 1975, respectively. On August 25, 1977, Bhindranwale was made the 14th head of Damdami Taksal, the 300-yearold Sikh educational organisation located in Chowk Mehta, 25 km from Amritsar. He headed this organisation till he was killed on June 6, 1984. Jarnail Singh followed the footsteps of previous heads and toured to distant places to promote Sikhism. His Amrit Prachar was a resounding success as he asked people to give up liquor, tobacco and drugs.advertisementTo rein in the rampant pornography, Bhindranwale’s followers stormed cinema-houses and rural video parlours and seized obscene films. The result: thousands of Sikhs were reinitiated into their faith, and people returned to gurdwaras in large numbers. People also started spending more time in their fields. As a result, Jarnail Singh came to be revered by his followers as Baba Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale. However, even in those early days, Bhindranwale had a penchant for violence. On April 13, 1978, he organised a protest to stop the assembly of Nirankari Mission in Amritsar. Unfortunately the peaceful protest turned out to be a violent one when Nirankari gunmen allegedly killed 13 unarmed Sikh protesters and left 78 injured. Bhindranwale was made a prime suspect in the assassination of the Nirankari mission head Gurbachan Singh’s which took place on April 24, 1980.He was also accused of the murder of Lala Jagat Narain, killed on September 9, 1981. Jarnail Singh was arrested on September 20, 1981 but released after 25 days. These incidents had wider repercussions as they created a rift between Hindus and Sikhs. While Sikhs were dubbed as ‘anti-national’ and ‘anti-Hindu’ Jarnail Singh stated the government was discriminating against Sikhs who, according to him, were still being treated as ‘slaves.’ The result was the demand for a separate Sikh nation – Khalistan.Khalistani terrorists started killing Hindus and the exodus of Hindus from Punjab began as the cracks widened between the two communities. Interestingly, while many believe Bhindranwale was behind the demand Khalistan, in truth is that he neither supported nor rejected this demand. Suffice to say the law and order situation in Punjab deteriorated and Jarnail Singh and his entourage moved to the Golden Temple complex (Akal Takht). He allegedly fortified the temple with heavy machineguns.The Sikh clergy objected but Jarnail Singh got political patronage from Gurcharan Singh Tohra, the then President of the SGPC.The rest is history.What does Bhindranwale and the scenario of the 1980s have to do with today’s Punjab?Quite a lot.Firstly, Bhindranwale is very much alive in the minds of some Sikhs. Radical Sikh singers like K.S. Makhan have sung songs in his praise and his popularity as a reformer and warrior is not going to go away easily. Secondly, the Punjab of today is facing many of the problems that gripped the state in the 1980s. Failed crops, poor revenue generation and faulty fiscal planning has derailed the state’s economy, with unemployment at an all time high. Vices like drugs and alcoholism are coming back to haunt the state. Some here hold the belief today’s scenario calls for another Bhindranwale.last_img read more

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Atromitos Beats Xanthi 2-0, Retains Greek League Lead

first_imgATHENS (AP) — Atromitos stayed top of the Greek league with a 2-0 win at Xanthi on Sunday.Amr Warda scored with a free kick after 40 minutes and Nicolas Diguiny made it 2-0 in the 83rd with a lob over the goalkeeper off Dimitris Giannoulis’ corner kick.Atromitos is two points ahead of AEK, which won 1-0 at Panionios. Third-place PAOK, which hosts Asteras on Monday, is four points behind Atromitos.Xanthi is in 10th place.Also, newcomer Lamia beat last-place Platanias 2-0 and Apollon drew 1-1 at Panetolikos.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Isco limps off against Costa Rica

first_imgSpain Injury-riden Real Madrid left sweating as Isco limps off against Costa Rica Goal Last updated 2 years ago 07:30 11/12/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Isco Alarcon, Spain, Yeltsin Tejeda, Costa Rica Aitor Alcalde Spain Isco Spain v Costa Rica Costa Rica Friendlies The Real Madrid star was caught by a late challenge and now his club and country face a nervous wait on his status Spain star Isco was forced off in his country’s friendly against Costa Rica after being caught on a late challenge. The Real Madrid midfielder was levelled by a dangerous tackle from Ticos centre-back Kendall Waston, who was shown a yellow card in the 62nd minute for the challenge. Atletico 11/5 to beat Real Madrid Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Isco was attended to by Spain’s medical staff but was unable to continue, with club team-mate Marco Asensio subbed on in his place. The midfielder was, however, able to walk off the field, and Spain striker Alvaro Morata was optimistic after the game about his former Madrid team-mate’s condition.”It was a little thing,” Morata is quoted as saying by AS. “Isco’s leg had a knock, so let’s hope he’s well as soon as possible.”Isco is a real phenomenon. This is his home, his land and as long as he is happy, we are happy.”Isco’s name could be added to Madrid’s growing list of injuries, with Mateo Kovacic, Keylor Navas, Raphael Varane and Gareth Bale all currently sidelined.The Blancos face city rivals Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano in the Madrid derby next Saturday, and losing Isco would be another blow for Zinedine Zidane’s side.Spain would go on to easily win the friendly 5-0, behind a double from David Silva.last_img read more

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George Ford and Dan Cole battle to lift burden of tradition off Leicester

first_imgDefensively Leicester have been horribly porous, conceding an average of 28 points per game. This week’s hasty hiring of Mike Ford, George’s father, to assist the coach, Geordan Murphy, is a clear indicator of creeping anxiety within the club, with Ford Jr not attempting to sugarcoat the situation. “I’m not surprised we’re in this position,” he says, flatly. “Day in, day out, training and playing, we’ve not been good enough.”His England colleague Dan Cole does not disagree. In each of Cole’s first five seasons at Welford Road the club made the Premiership final. Last year was the first time they finished outside the top four since the play-off system was introduced; even then they qualified for Europe. When the experienced prop surveys the dressing room he still sees teammates – Ford, Manu Tuilagi, Jonny May – who would be the envy of most sides. “It’s probably part of our problem,” Cole says. “You don’t look around and think: ‘We’re crap.’ You don’t go into games thinking: ‘We’re on for a hiding here because we’re rubbish’ because we’re not. We’ve got good players, we just need to work on the good team part.”The ever-honest Cole, capped 85 times, has also detected a slight air of complacency. “As a squad you probably assume things will be all right” – and pinpoints one crucial distinction between the modern Tigers and their illustrious predecessors. “When I first came through we used to train for hours. We had really good players, we’d beat each other up in training and it was basically the survival of the fittest. We had Martin Castrogiovanni, Julian White, Alex Moreno and myself, three international looseheads and three top hookers as well. If one broke it was fine because we had two more. Bath’s Dave Attwood focused on beating Bristol before reunion Twitter Share on LinkedIn Leicester It feels all the more awkward because Leicester is a club with many good people still at its heart. Murphy is a universally popular figure and, at long last, the academy is producing highly promising cubs. The only missing ingredient is the most important one of all: the old aura that gave Leicester an edge even when they played poorly.“I was probably spoilt when I was coming through,” Cole says. “You think you’re working hard because even when you’re not at your best you’re still winning games. Now, when you hit a rough patch, it makes you appreciate what previously you almost took for granted. We’re not used to this.”With two-year-old twin boys to keep him occupied off the field, Cole at least has the priceless asset of perspective in difficult times like this. “The kids don’t care if you’re a rugby player; you can’t take your mood home, you have to leave it in the car.” His maternal grandfather was a miner who broke his back in a pit accident; if the worst does happen to Leicester this season it will still be strictly relative.That said, if the prospect of Leicester playing away games at Ampthill and Hartpury College next season does not concentrate minds nothing will. “If we carry on as we have been doing, it’s not good enough,” Ford says. For Cole, the trick is not to look beyond Saturday’s game against Exeter, who won the reverse fixture 40-6 in September. “There’s no point looking at the table daily, because it’s not going to change. Whether you’re top or bottom it doesn’t change the fact you want to win every game.”Rather less familiar is the sense of fear and self-loathing gnawing away at every loyal Tiger before their next two matches, with Ben Youngs out with a shoulder injury and Sione Kalamafoni suspended. “There’s a fine line between being emotionally up for it and being too desperate,” Ford says.If Leicester’s supposed stars do not ride to the rescue soon, they will be on the night train to the big “adios”. Share via Email George Ford says Leicester have not had ‘bullet-proof clarity that we as players can buy into’. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images Premiership Every great sporting dynasty hits the buffers at some stage. Brazil football, Wigan rugby league, Australia cricket: a glorious past does not indefinitely protect against awkward modern reality. Leicester, currently putting the “rut” into Rutland, are not the first top team to discover life at the bottom is significantly more stressful.With five Premiership games to play, they are five points off the foot of the table, with relegation a lurking possibility if their next two games against the leaders, Exeter, and fellow strugglers Newcastle end in defeat. Should a team coached by the former Leicester legend Dean Richards nudge them into the Championship it would be the ultimate east-Midlands nightmare. Pinterest Since you’re here… Geordan Murphy confident Mike Ford can give limping Leicester ‘a bit of a kick’ Share on Messenger Read more Dan Cole says he was ‘probably spoilt when I was coming through. Now, when you hit a rough patch it makes you appreciate what you took for granted’. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images Twitter Support The Guardian … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Pinterest Topics Facebook Pinterest Facebook features Share on Facebook Read more Rugby union A succession of coaches have come and gone to the point where Ford Jr admits the squad have become confused. “There are a few issues. One of the main things is more clarity in the way we are playing, having a better plan from game to game and practising that in the week with great intensity. We’ve not really had bullet-proof clarity that we as players can buy into.”Once things have started to go awry, according to Ford, the team have been slow to react. “It’s all well and good having a plan but then you get punched in the face and you need to be resilient and clever enough to adjust.” “Tuesdays were as hard as Saturdays because you had two virtual international teams going against each other. Now with modern squad sizes you can’t train like that. As a result we probably don’t train as hard. If you break people you don’t have the depth. You can point your finger at the evolution of the game or the salary cap but that’s the truth of it. You have to adapt, as other teams seem to have done.”In other words the professional game has left some of Leicester’s traditions behind. Every visiting team to Welford Road used to encounter a Mount Rushmore of craggy, once-in-a-generation forwards; these days the home pack no longer frighten people. It is six years since Leicester were champions of England yet, despite everything, public expectation also remains rooted in the past. “Everything we do dates back to the Johnson and Richards era,” Cole says. “The fans remember the European Cups and we are still anchored to that in some regards.” Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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ESPN Analyst Names College Football Playoff “Sleeper” Team

first_imgDetail of the College Football Playoff National Championship trophy, along with the helmets of the 2 competing teams, Alabama and Georgia.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 07: Detail of the College Football Playoff National Championship trophy, along with the helmets of the 2 competing teams, University of Alabama (left) and University of Georgia (right) on January 7, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)We’re roughly one month away from the start of the season for college football, and that means preseason predictions are being made all across the country. The latest bold take actually comes from ESPN’s latest hire, Ryan Leaf.ESPN hired Leaf over the weekend to add another element to its college football coverage. He definitely brings valued experience from his playing career to the broadcasting booth.In his first week as an analyst for ESPN, Leaf quickly made a bold prediction.Leaf believes the Utah Utes are a sleeper team to make the College Football Playoff. It’s a pretty shocking pick when you consider how overshadowed the program can be at times in the Pac-12. The reason for him picking Utah as a potential contender is because of its favorable schedule and continuity on the roster.From 247Sports:“I think that Utah could be the team, the dark horse that actually throws their hat into the ring – simply because of what their schedule is and who they have coming back,” Leaf told Playbook on SiriusXM’s ESPNU channel. “They don’t have to play Oregon or Stanford this year. And they have an opportunity with the South (Division) being kind of discombobulated. And the North is simply just going to beat up on one another. They really are.”Utah owned a 9-5 record last season under head coach Kyle Whittingham.The Utes have quarterback Tyler Huntley and running back Zack Moss returning for their senior seasons.Even though Utah has a solid schedule with several winnable matchups, it’ll open the season on the road against BYU.last_img read more

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Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur recover from own goal to beat Fulham

first_img Reuters LondonJanuary 20, 2019UPDATED: January 20, 2019 23:55 IST Dele Alli celebrates after scoring against Fulham (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTottenham Hotspur recovered from an early own goal to grab a last-gasp 2-1 victory over FulhamDele Alli and Harry Winks scored a goal each to help Tottenham Hotspur winSpurs restored their seven-point advantage over Arsenal and Manchester UnitedFernando Llorente’s blushes were spared as Tottenham Hotspur recovered from his early own goal to grab a last-gasp 2-1 victory over lowly Fulham in the Premier League at Craven Cottage on Sunday.The Spanish striker, starting in place of the injured Harry Kane, put past his keeper Hugo Lloris in the 14th minute but Dele Alli’s second-half header levelled it up and Harry Winks headed home seconds from the end of stoppage-time.It was a heartbreaker for Fulham who deserved a point but injury-hit Tottenham opened up a four-point gap over fourth-placed Chelsea and restored their seven-point advantage over Arsenal and Manchester United.Same name, same job!@HarryWinks! #OneOfOurOwn #COYS pic.twitter.com/NKKoEgnDi8Tottenham Hotspur (@Spurs_India) January 20, 2019Until Winks’s late intervention the story looked set to be all about Llorente’s struggles after he was given a rare league start in the absence of injured talisman Kane.Not only did his clumsy clearance put his side behind but he also missed a golden late chance to give Spurs the lead.Luckily for him, Alli was more ruthless as he headed in Christian Eriksen’s delivery in the 51st minute.With Tottenham’s first draw of the season looming, substitute Georges-Kevin N’koudou’s superb diagonal cross allowed Winks to steal a yard and head past Fulham keeper Sergio Rico for his first goal for more than two years.Defeat left Fulham seven points behind 17th-placed Newcastle United and facing an increasingly difficult task to avoid being relegated back to the Championship.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Tottenham HotspurFollow FulhamFollow Premier leagueFollow Dele AlliFollow Harry Winks Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur recover from own goal to beat FulhamDele Alli and Harry Winks scored a goal each to help Tottenham Hotspur edge past Fulham 2-1 in the Premier League.advertisementlast_img read more

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Major Tourism Projects to be Announced in Sectoral Debate

first_imgTourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is slated to announce details of several major projects, being earmarked for implementation within the industry, when he makes his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 12.Speaking at the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association’s 52nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Hotel, in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on Saturday, June 1, Dr. McNeill pointed out that the projects are expected to be “transformational”, while pointing out that the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) will have a pivotal role in implementing these.“The Tourism Enhancement Fund must be a transformational body. I want to see big projects that make a difference to Jamaica,” he stated, while adding that the TEF’s input will also be outlined during his sectoral presentation.The Minister disclosed, however, that consultations have commenced with stakeholders in Ocho Rios regarding the projects to be undertaken in that area. He pointed out that these talks have gained resonance among the parties with whom the Ministry has been dialoguing.Pointing out that projections for the 2013 summer and winter tourist seasons are “looking good”, Dr. McNeill appealed for continued collaboration among all sector stakeholders, “in the interest of the industry”.“I think our partnership is a really strong and good partnership; and it is something we can use as an example for the entire country, when we are all working together to develop Jamaica, land we love,” he stated.The Minister, however, lamented continuous reports being received about the extent of visitor harassment occurring, particularly in the resort areas, which, he asserted, must be decisively addressed.In this regard, he informed that the Ministry has initiated discussions with several key stakeholders, inclusive of the security forces and the judiciary, to institute measures that will curtail such undesirable behavior.“Over the years we have discussed the issue of harassment in Jamaica, and I have taken the initiative now to address it seriously. We have been having discussions, and we are going to be looking at the issues of anti-harassment. Right now, we are doing some work to this end in Ocho Rios, because it is important,” he disclosed.Dr. McNeill contended that if this scourge is rooted out, Jamaica’s tourism industry will be transformed significantly, resulting in increased visitor arrivals, yielding dividends redounding to the country’s long-term benefitContact: Bryan Millerlast_img read more

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CMA CGM Presents MED AMERICAS Service

first_imgzoom French container shipping company CMA CGM has revamped its Med Gulf Ecuador (MGE) service to the new MED AMERICAS direct service, connecting the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, Mexican Gulf and West Coast South America and including five new ports of call.The new ports of call to West Coast South America are Balboa, Manzanillo (Panama), San Antonio (Chile), Callao (Peru) and Buenaventura (Colombia).The company plans to deploy eleven vessels of 2,500 TEU on the route.The new service starts with M/V Pomerenia Sky voyage for Mexian/US Gulf/Caribbean/West Coast South America origins and M/V Angol voyage for Mediterranean origins.MED AMERICAS will have a special focus on the reefer market from Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia to the Mediterranean area, the company said.The new service will also feature shorter transit times, the trip from Guayaquil to Algeciras is expected to last 15 days, while the voyage to Malta will last 19 days.Connections to Greece, Turkey and Egypt would be optimized due to the alignment of the company’s feeder berthing windows in Malta, according to CMA CGM.last_img read more

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Sanoyas Shipbuilding Indigo Heritage Bulker Delivered

first_imgJapan-based Sanoyas Shipbuilding Corporation has delivered a new Supramax bulk carrier to Cleveland Shipmanagement. The naming and delivery ceremony for Indigo Heritage was held at Sanoyas’ Mizushima Works and Shipyard on September 5, 2019.As informed, Indigo Heritage is the eleventh ship of the 60,000 dwt type completed by the shipbuilder. The design features an energy-saving hull and a bow shape which enable high fuel efficiency during operation.In addition, the newbuild is equipped with environmentally-friendly technologies, complying with the latest IMO regulations.With five cargo holds and a capacity of 77,067 cbm, the bulker has a length of 200 meters and a width of 32.2 meters.The Liberia-flagged Indigo Heritage has already commenced its maiden voyage and is en route to Vancouver, Canada, according to the latest AIS data provided by VesselsValue.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Minister Hoping For Consensus On Mental Health Act

first_imgHundreds of health stakeholders and mental health consumers aregathered today, Feb. 22, in Halifax with the goal of buildingconsensus around mental health legislation in Nova Scotia. Health Minister Angus MacIsaac this morning welcomed the crowdand set the stage for the day’s agenda. “We all share the responsibility of making sure that appropriatelaws are in place to protect the health and well-being of ourfellow Nova Scotians,” said Mr. MacIsaac. “This is an opportunityto work together to make this legislation the best it can be.” The conference will feature key-note speakers Dr. John Gray,consultant and adjunct professor, department of psychiatry,University of Western Ontario; Archibald Kaiser, professor,faculty of law and department of psychiatry, DalhousieUniversity; and Gerrit Clements, special health law consultant,Ministry of Health Services British Columbia. The conference willbe moderated by Anne McGuire, CEO, IWK Health Centre. Participants are looking forward to hearing expert and balancedviews of mental health legislation from across the country. “Legislation should reflect clinical advances to ensurevulnerable individuals receive timely treatment to diminish theharmful effects of prolonged, untreated illness,” said Dr. ScottTheriault, acting clinical director, Capital Health Mental HealthProgram. “That’s why discussion about this topic is soimportant.” The minister commended the audience on the work done to developthe province’s mental health standards — the first of their kindin Canada. “Those standards are forming the strategic direction for mentalhealth reform for the next five to 10 years, and were developedin the spirit of collaboration. We need to work together in thesame way to accomplish the next step — new legislation.” In his opening remarks, Mr. MacIsaac spoke about the need forlegislation. “I recognize that more resources are needed within the mentalhealth system. The Department of Health has developed a strategicplan for mental health to address this. But it is our responsibility to make sure that those who are unable to maketreatment decisions, due to a mental disorder, get the treatmentthey need when they need it.” The conference will end this afternoon with a reaction panelcommenting on the day’s agenda. Input from the conference will then be evaluated in order to lookat next steps for mental health legislation in the province.last_img read more

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New Glasgow Labour and Workforce Development Offices Move

first_imgThe Department of Labour and Workforce Development’s New Glasgow offices for Apprenticeship, Skills Development, Employment Nova Scotia and Occupational Health and Safety have moved to a new location: 187 Terra Cotta DriveNew Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 6B6 There is no change to phone or fax numbers. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. -30-last_img

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World leaders feel the heat in upcoming climate summit

first_imgUnited Nations: Saying humanity is waging war with the planet, the head of the United Nations isn’t planning to let just any world leader speak about climate change at Monday’s special “action summit.” Only those with new, specific and bold plans can command the podium and the ever-warming world’s attention, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. So sit down Brazil. Sit down Saudi Arabia. Sit down Poland “People can only speak if they come with positive steps. That is kind of a ticket,” Guterres said. “For bad news don’t come.” Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportAs if to underscore the seriousness of the problem, the UN’s World Meteorological Organization released a quick science report Sunday showing that in the last several years, warming, sea level rise and carbon pollution have all accelerated. Brazil’s, Poland’s and Saudi Arabia’s proposals for dealing with climate change fell short, so they’re not on Monday’s summit schedule. The United States didn’t even bother, according to a UN official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThe bar isn’t that high: Leaders from 64 nations, the European Union, more than a dozen companies and banks, a few cities and a state will present plans at the secretary-general’s Climate Action Summit. Guterres wants nations to be carbon-neutral by 2050 in other words, they will not add more heat-trapping greenhouse gases into the air than are removed by plants and perhaps technology each year. On Sunday, 87 countries around the world pledged to decarbonise in a way consistent with one of the international community’s tightest temperature goals. There is a sense of urgency, Guterres said, because “climate change is the defining issue of our time.” “For the first time, there is a serious conflict between people and nature, between people and the planet,” Guterres said. He wants countries to commit to no new coal power plants after 2020 and reduce carbon pollution by 45 per cent in the next century. The purpose of the summit is to come up with new green proposals a year earlier than the 2020 deadline that is in the 2015 Paris climate agreement. World leaders agreed in 2009 to try to keep warming to just 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) since pre-industrial times. Then in 2015 they added a secondary, tougher goal, at the urging of small islands, to keep warming to just 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit). The new weather agency report showed that the world has warmed already by 1.1 degrees Celsius (2 degrees Fahrenheit). So that means the goals are to limit further warming to 0.9 degrees Celsius (1.6 degrees Fahrenheit) from now or even 0.4 degrees Celsius (0.72 degrees Fahrenheit) from now. Efforts to reduce carbon pollution need to be tripled to keep from hitting the 2-degree Celsius mark and must increase fivefold to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius since pre-industrial times, the World Meteorological Organization report said.last_img read more

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Top Hizbul man among 3 terrorists killed in JK

first_imgRamban/Jammu: A top Hizbul Mujahideen ‘commander’, wanted in connection with the assassination of a senior BJP leader and an RSS functionary, was killed along with two other terrorists in a nine-hour operation in which a jawan lost his life in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.The terrorists, identified as Osama and his associates Zahid and Farooq, were gunned down after they tried to escape from a house where they had barged in while being chased by security forces following a brief exchange of fire in Batote area along Jammu-Kishtwar national highway early Saturday morning, they said, adding a house-owner was also rescued after the encounter ended. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkOsama was the brain behind several sensational incidents including the killings of senior BJP leader Anil Parihar and his brother Ajit Parihar on November 1, 2018, and RSS functionary Chanderkant Sharma and his PSO on April 9, officials said. He was carrying a reward of several lakhs of rupees and was also wanted in three weapon snatching incidents in Kishtwar town, which was declared terrorist-free over a decade ago. Despite repeated attempts to make the terrorists surrender, the terrorists tried to escape from the house while firing indiscriminately on the forces and were eliminated in the encounter, they said. “All the three terrorists were killed in the gunfight, while an army soldier also achieved martyrdom,” Jammu-based Army PRO Lt Col Devender Anand said. The deceased soldier was identified as Naik Rajinder Singh from Jaisalmer. Two policemen were injured in the gunbattle, officials said, adding a huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from the possession of the militant.last_img read more

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