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Kane named England’s World Cup captain

first_imgTottenham Hotspur’s English striker Harry Kane (R) applauds the fans at the end of the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen second leg football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium in London, on March 7, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNISTottenham striker Harry Kane will be England’s captain at the World Cup in Russia, the Football Association announced on Tuesday.Manager Gareth Southgate has shared the leadership role around since taking over as manager in 2016 but has now settled on Kane for the tournament, which begins next month.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew His goals fired Spurs to third place in the Premier League, meaning they qualified for the Champions League for the third season in a row.The retired Wayne Rooney, the dropped Joe Hart and Gary Cahill, who is heading to Russia after a last-minute reprieve, have also captained England under Southgate.“Of course, Harry will need the support of the other good leaders that we have got around him,” said Southgate.“You don’t become a top team by just having a good captain with good values because that has got to spread right throughout the group but I think he is the one who is ready to take that challenge on.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Aldin Ayo unfazed by player exodus at UST Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film The 24-year-old, who has scored 12 goals in 23 international appearances, was first handed the armband for the qualifier against Scotland last June and has skippered the side on three further occasions.Southgate, who announced his decision during a team meeting at England’s training base on Monday, said: “Harry has some outstanding personal qualities. He is a meticulous professional and one of the most important things for a captain is that they set the standard every day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“He has belief and high standards and it is a great message for the team to have a captain who has shown that it is possible to be one of the best in the world over a consistent period of time.”Southgate and Kane, who burst onto the senior international scene with a goal 79 seconds into his 2015 debut against Lithuania, appeared in a live video posted on England’s Twitter account soon after the official announcement. View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “It’s an amazing honor,” said Kane. “Obviously you always dream of playing for England, growing up. To be the captain is that little bit more.“So excited, obviously excited for the World Cup. I just can’t wait to be there and experience it. To be leading the lads out is going to be special. But for me nothing changes — I’m the same person, the same player, and it’s just about the team. We’ve just got to do what we can and go as far as we can.”Kane’s Spurs team-mate Eric Dier and Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson were seen as the other likeliest candidates for the role.The standout star in England’s inexperienced squad, Kane will travel to his first World Cup full of confidence after another outstanding season in which he passed the 30-goal mark for club and country for the fourth season in a row.Kane has netted 45 goals in 52 appearances for Spurs and England in 2017/18, missing out on a third consecutive Premier League Golden Boot title to Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallslast_img read more

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GOLF ROUNDUP Nicklaus sees no need for a skunk

first_imgIt was the biggest blowout in the opening session since the Americans pitched a 5-0 shutout in 2000. But there were traces of 2005, when the International side failed to win any of the 12 matches that went the distance. Rory Sabbatini and Trevor Immelman, who lost an early 2-up lead, were all square playing the 18th when Sabbatini hooked his tee shot into the water, leading to a bogey. Zach Johnson played his tee shot well to the right, Stewart Cink found a greenside bunker, and Johnson secured the match with a bunker shot so close it was conceded to par. Els and Cabrera were run over by Jim Furyk and David Toms, who raced to a 3-up lead with five holes remaining. But Els missed a 4-foot putt on the 18th that would have halved the match. Navistar LPGA Classic Lorena Ochoa opened her bid for a fourth straight tour win with a 6-under-par 66, but Stacy Prammanasudh took the lead with a afternoon 63 in the first round in Prattville, Ala. Seve Trophy French teammates Raphael Jacquelin and Gregory Havret led Continental Europe to a 3-2 lead over Britain and Ireland after the first four-ball matches in Killenard, Ireland. Jacquelin and Havret beat Paul Casey and Simon Dyson, 4 and 3, at The Heritage. Swedish players Robert Karlsson and Peter Hanson also won, beating Colin Montgomerie and Marc Warren, 3 and 1, while Markus Brier of Austria and Mikko Ilonen of Finland downed Justin Rose and Oliver Wilson, 3 and 2. Viking Classic Briny Baird birdied four of his first five holes and set the first-round record with a 9-under 63, taking a two-stroke lead over former champion Cameron Beckman in Madison, Wis.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Captain Nicklaus was right. It was the right thing to do,” Mickelson said. It was typical of Nicklaus, who famously conceded a putt about the same distance to Tony Jacklin in the 1969 Ryder Cup that allowed those matches to end in a draw. That gesture became a symbol of sportsmanship in match play between countries and continents. Then again, this was only Thursday – and it was clear the Americans were in charge. Steve Stricker, returning to the Presidents Cup after an 11-year absence, joined with rookie Hunter Mahan for a 3-and-2 win over Aussies Adam Scott and Geoff Ogilvy. Tiger Woods and Charles Howell III were in the final match and picked up a 3-and-1 victory over K.J. Choi and Nick O’Hern, with Woods doing most of the heavy lifting and Howell coming up with big putts on the back nine. From news services The Americans got off to a near-perfect start Thursday in the Presidents Cup, getting superb play from veterans and rookies alike in winning 5 points out of the six alternate-shot matches at Royal Montreal. And if not for U.S. captain Jack Nicklaus, it might have been worse. Despite a leaderboard covered with American red numbers, perhaps the most poignant moment of a gray afternoon was Nicklaus instructing Phil Mickelson and Woody Austin to concede a 3 -foot par putt on the 18th hole that assured Mike Weir of Canada and his International team its only point of the opening session. last_img read more

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NATASHA CLAIMS BRAGGING RIGHTS FOR LADIES IN TERMON 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME?

first_imgLetterkenny AC athlete Natasha Adams claimed the bragging rights for the ladies when she won the Termon GAA 5K.Natasha Adams, centre, who was first home in the Termon 5K.Natasha was first home in a field of more than 140 runners in a time of 16.29.The evening was a greats success with a total field of 177 participants taking part.The following are the results and times of al the runners.Congrats to everyone who took part.Termon GAA 2015 5k Results Place Number Name Time Category Club1 6 Natasha Adams 00:16:29 SW Letterkenny A C2 42 Brian Ferry 00:16:52 SM Letterkenny A C3 20 Jim McFadden 00:17:00 SM 04 23 Raymond Birch 00:17:13 SM Letterkenny A C5 43 Gerard McGrenahan 00:17:16 SM Letterkenny A C6 41 Kevin Ferry 00:17:19 M40 Letterkenny A C7 16 Anthony Doherty 00:17:26 M40 Milford AC8 120 Fionula Diver 00:17:40 SW Letterkenny A C9 76 Daniel O’Donnell 00:18:14 SM 010 62 Jason McDaid 00:18:18 SM Letterkenny A C11 36 Fiontann O’Flynn 00:18:28 SM 012 115 Alfie Duggan 00:18:43 JM 013 119 Eoin Kelly 00:18:44 JM Cranford A C14 14 Ben Harkin 00:18:52 JM Milford AC15 8 James Donaghey 00:18:53 M40 Convoy16 28 Garvin Boyce 00:18:57 M40 Finn Valley A C17 84 Caolan McDaid 00:19:08 JM 018 129 Kevin McDaid 00:19:10 SM 019 86 Adrien Gaffey 00:19:13 SM 020 26 Michael Penrose 00:19:16 M40 Finn Valley A C21 81 Donal Haughey 00:19:20 M60 022 51 Sean Crossan 00:19:28 M40 Finn Valley A C23 74 Kevin McElwaine 00:19:32 SM 024 44 Maria McGrenahan 00:19:34 SW Letterkenny A C25 33 Seamus Nallen 00:19:37 SM 026 7 Michael Gallagher 00:19:38 JM Finn Valley A C27 22 Mark McFadden 00:19:44 M40 028 130 Pauric McCafferty 00:19:50 SM 029 35 Martin Anderson 00:19:51 M40 Finn Valley A C30 133 John McCafferty 00:19:54 JM 031 124 Owen Boyle 00:20:01 M40 Errigal Cycling32 80 Deirdre Diver 00:20:07 SW 033 39 Eoin Sheehy 00:20:15 SM Milford AC34 56 Paul Stewart 00:20:16 SM 035 88 Kieran Doherty 00:20:20 SM 036 134 Nathan McElwaine 00:20:26 JM 037 75 Paul McDaid 00:20:27 SM 038 114 Pat Brady 00:20:34 M50 24/7 Triathlon39 135 Cillian McConnigly 00:20:37 JM 040 3 Karl Egan 00:20:38 SM Speer Performance41 19 James McLaughlin 00:20:44 M50 042 48 Collete McElwaine 00:20:45 W40 Milford AC43 9 Matt Hogan 00:20:46 SM Milford AC44 21 Owen Coyle 00:20:47 M50 Rosses A.C.45 57 Liam Ferry 00:20:56 SM Letterkenny A C46 100 Paul Sweeney 00:20:57 M40 Letterkenny A C47 117 Jonathan Scanlon 00:21:04 SM 048 45 Michelle Hunter 00:21:05 SW Finn Valley A C49 101 Alan Catterson 00:21:07 M40 Finn Valley A C50 34 Sean O’Leary 00:21:09 M50 Finn Valley A C51 31 Mary Hippsley 00:21:10 W40 Finn Valley A C52 30 Maria McGonigle 00:21:38 SW Finn Valley A C53 132 Caolan Mellet 00:21:58 JM 054 123 Derek Brennan 00:22:00 SM 055 71 J.P. McBride 00:22:04 SM 056 207 Eoin O’Donnell 00:22:05 Family 057 77 Pauric Helferty 00:22:08 SM 058 108 Sharon Hamilton 00:22:09 W40 Aghyaran Athletics59 87 Brendan Sheridan 00:22:15 SM 060 69 Pat Byrne 00:22:22 M50 Killybegs Swanlings61 47 Caroline McGuire 00:22:37 W40 Finn Valley A C62 12 Grainne McDaid 00:22:44 SW 063 37 Brendan McFadden 00:22:48 SM 064 10 Petra McCafferty 00:22:49 SW 065 68 Margaret Shiels 00:22:50 W40 Letterkenny A C66 72 Sean O’Donnell 00:22:51 M50 Killybegs Swanlings67 15 Gary Price 00:22:52 SW 068 27 Ciaran Kelly 00:22:55 M40 Finn Valley A C69 67 Cliona Dunne 00:23:06 SW Letterkenny A C70 54 Helena Crossan 00:23:07 W40 071 127 Darren Murray 00:23:25 SM 072 40 Annette Sheehy 00:23:26 W40 Milford AC73 60 Evelyn McGeehin 00:23:27 W40 Finn Valley Fit74 73 Liam Cannon 00:23:33 M40 075 65 Patrick Dorning 00:23:43 M40 076 104 Claire Molloy 00:23:48 W40 077 11 Joseph Casey 00:23:50 M40 078 52 Martina McDaid 00:23:57 SW Speer Performance79 32 Brian Gallagher 00:24:00 M60 080 215 Fintan Sheehy 00:24:11 Family 081 118 Tom Kelly 00:24:12 M40 082 29 Noel McBride 00:24:13 M50 083 85 Nancy McNamee 00:24:14 W50 Finn Valley A C84 55 Sean MacConamara 00:24:21 M40 085 70 Billy Broderick 00:24:27 M50 Killybegs Swanlings86 106 Alfie McHale 00:24:28 M50 087 121 Trevor Duncan 00:24:30 M40 088 83 Liz McFadden 00:24:38 SW 089 109 Lisa Ferguson 00:24:40 SW Finn Valley Fit90 216 Cormac Sheehy 00:24:41 Family 091 204 Conall McGettigan 00:25:01 Family 092 58 Charmian O’Brien 00:25:02 SW Finn Valley A C93 59 Romana Gallagher 00:25:08 SW Finn Valley Fit94 38 Frank Pinder 00:25:27 M50 095 102 Joe McDaid 00:25:32 M40 096 1 Anne Kelly 00:25:36 W40 097 131 Cian Doherty 00:25:42 JM 098 5 Gerry Burke 00:25:43 M50 099 126 Claire Nelis 00:26:07 SW 0100 112 Anthony Boland 00:26:10 M50 Finn Valley A C101 128 Sean Moffet 00:26:12 SM 0102 53 Stephanie Dunlewey 00:26:29 W40 Speer Performance103 82 Conor Casey 00:26:31 JM 0104 13 Mo O’Donnell 00:26:46 SW 0105 64 Paul Gallagher 00:26:50 M40 0106 236 Eoghan McElwaine 00:26:54 Family 0107 218 Jack O’Neill 00:26:56 Family 0108 113 Carmel Boland 00:26:59 W50 Finn Valley A C109 63 John McElwaine 00:27:04 M40 0110 50 John Ferry 00:27:05 M40 0111 25 Liam Haughey 00:27:06 M50 Swanlings112 24 John Cranford 00:27:18 M40 0113 17 Bernie O’Donnell 00:27:30 W40 Milford AC114 66 Eileen Toye 00:27:30 SW 0115 125 Kate McNulty 00:27:40 SW 0116 237 Eoin Boyle 00:27:42 Family 0117 2 Margo McNally 00:27:43 SW 0118 4 Rosaleen Gallagher 00:27:45 W40 0119 214 Shakira Parry 00:28:30 Family 0120 230 Girl McGettigan 00:28:33 Family 0121 61 Ciaran Kelly 00:28:47 SM 0122 225 Niamh Boner 00:29:05 Family 0123 46 Kerry Hunter 00:29:06 JW Aghyaran Athletics124 110 Denise Ferguson 00:29:39 SW Finn Valley Fit125 49 Anne Doherty 00:30:12 W60 Milford AC126 240 Patrick Moffitt 00:31:04 Family 0127 18 Josie Gallagher 00:31:26 M40 0128 105 Anne Quinn 00:32:04 SW 0129 103 Sarah Lally 00:32:08 SW Athenry A.C.130 205 Eileen McLaughlin 00:32:09 Family 0131 206 Fiona Hegarty 00:32:16 Family 0132 116 Kieran Flannagan 00:32:23 JM 0133 107 Heather Hunter 00:32:41 SW Aghyaran Athletics134 78 Fiona McConnell 00:32:41 W40 0135 122 Kathleen McCourt 00:32:44 W40 0136 111 Regina Roarty 00:32:57 SW 0137 231 Girl McGettigan 00:32:57 Family 0138 201 Con Gallagher 00:33:09 Family 0139 226 Liam Boner 00:33:10 Family 0140 224 Jim Boner 00:33:20 Family 0141 221 Grace Doherty 00:36:22 Family 0142 249 Aisling Nic Pháidín 00:36:24 Family 0143 79 Francis McBride 00:37:12 W40 0144 217 Noreen O’Neill 00:37:23 Family 0145 203 Breda McGettigan 00:37:27 Family 0146 202 Oran Gallagher 00:38:01 Family 0147 233 Girl McGettigan 00:38:01 Family 0148 247 Oisin Doherty 00:39:28 Family 0NATASHA CLAIMS BRAGGING RIGHTS FOR LADIES IN TERMON 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: July 3rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalNatasha AdamsTERMON GAA 5Klast_img read more

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Picture Special: Donegal Association hold special mass in memory of past members

first_imgA large crowd attended the Donegal Association Annual Mass on Sunday, 12th of November in the Bonnington Hotel, Dublin. Many friends of the association attended the mass, and a spokesperson said it was lovely to have the 2016 Donegal Person of the Year Stephen McCahill present on the evening.Joe Bonner and Donegal Person of the Year Stephen McCahillEach year the association hold a mass to remember deceased family and friends of the Donegal Association. The mass was concelebrated by Fr. Liam Boyle (Arranmore) and Fr. Charlie Cunningham.The association were delighted and are extremely grateful to Fr. Liam Boyle for gracing the elements and travelling from Arranmore, especially given the fact that the association itself was founded as a result of the Arranmore Disaster.He brought a small pocketwatch from the disaster which was displayed on the altar. Family and friends of the deceased brought forward candles in their memory.After the mass those present were given an opportunity to catch up with family and friends. The association would like to thank those who came along and contributed to making our mass the special evening that it was.A spokesperson for the Donegal Association would also like to remind Donegal Daily readers that the closing date for the receipt of nominations for Donegal Person of the Year is the 30th of November.Any individual or group of people may submit a nomination. The person nominated should be from Donegal and have made a significant contribution to the promotion of the county at local, national, or international level.Nominations should set out the reasons for the nomination and may include supporting documentation and endorsements from individuals and groups.Nomination forms may be downloaded from the Association’s website www.donegalassociation.ie or you can send your nomination directly to them by letter at The Donegal Association, 33, Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2. Tony Dunlevy, Siobhan Shovlin and President of the INTO John BoyleThe McGettigan FamilyRose Boyle and Deirdre O DonnellPaul Shovlin and friendsMembers of the Donegal Association Catching Up at the Memorial MassLiam McDermott and Martin McGettiganKathleen McBride and her daughter Doctor Martina McBrideJoanne Ferriter and Cróna O DonnellIsabel Foley and Martin McGettiganFr. Liam Boyle and Kathleen SheerinCormac Quinn, Rose McBride and Ann McBrideAodh O Donnell and Sean FerriterPicture Special: Donegal Association hold special mass in memory of past members was last modified: November 19th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL ASSOCIATIONDonegal Person of the Yearmasslast_img read more

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Golden State Warriors cocktails! Chase Center unveils craft beverage program

first_imgWhen the NBA opens its 2019 season this fall, the world’s eyes will be on the Golden State Warriors and its Chase Center in Mission Bay, a state-of-the-art facility seven years in the making.We suggest you have a Swedish Mula in hand.The cocktail, a refreshing sipper of Absolut Elyx Vodka, housemade strawberry syrup, fresh ginger and mint, is the type of farm-to-glass creation you can enjoy at the 18,064-seat arena.Pink cocktails not your thing? Build your own using top-shelfers like Jameson …last_img read more

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Forecasts See $1-Per-Watt Solar Ahead

first_img RELATED ARTICLES Government Estimates on Renewables Are Way OffWhen Will Rooftop Solar Be Cheaper Than The Grid?Cost of Solar Electricity Hits a New LowWhere the Solar Bargains Are The cost of to install a utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) system will reach a key milestone set by the Department of Energy (DOE) by 2020 and fall to below $1 per watt, GTM Research says in a new forecast. A summary of findings posted by the MIT Technology Review said that crossing the $1-per-watt barrier was an important step because it represents the point at which solar electricity becomes competitive, without subsidies, with the cost of power generated in plants that burn fossil fuels.Residential PV prices now average about $3 a watt, and commercial prices have dipped to less than $2 per watt. Report author Ben Gallagher said future price declines would be “largely driven by reductions in soft costs” — design, labor, permitting, and overhead — not by reductions in the cost of PV modules themselves. Soft costs account for about 64% of the total, according to the DOE, but GTM thinks they will still make up 60% of total system costs by 2020.“Soft costs present both the biggest opportunity but also the largest hurdle for future cost reductions, particularly in the residential and commercial market segments where prices are much higher than in the utility-scale segments,” GTM reports. (The bulk of the GTM report is behind a pay wall.)DOE announced its SunShot Initiative in 2011. Since then, the cost of installing a PV system has dropped by as much as 65% and the number of solar installations in the U.S. has climbed to about 1 million.But, the MIT report says, there are challenges ahead.True costs are higher. A price of $1 per watt is how much a utility or developer would pay a construction firm to install a PV array and the necessary inverters. But it doesn’t include a variety of other costs, such as transmission lines to move the power around, energy storage, and software to manage the grid. Andrew Mills of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory says that depending on a variety of factors, a $1-per-watt facility will produce electricity at a cost of about 6 cents per kilowatt-hour. While that’s about the same as a natural gas plant, the need for backup power to supplement the intermittent nature of solar adds about 20% in costs.center_img Solar is still small. Even after crossing the 1 million mark for installations, solar power accounts for just over 1% of the total electricity production in the U.S. and will “barely” reach double digits by 2020 even with robust growth rates in utility-scale projects. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says that all forms of renewable generation will total 15.6% of the U.S. total by 2020, with coal and natural gas making up 65% of the total — even with solar at $1 per watt. (However, the EIA’s track record on renewable energy predictions has been criticized in the past.)The pace of growth will slow down. Frank O’Sullivan, director of research and analysis for the MIT Energy Initiative, says that strong growth in solar will drive down the price of electricity from all sources, which will in turn dampen growth. “Beyond a certain point, new solar installations start driving down the price of power not only from solar plants, but also from the always-on fossil-fuel plants that supplement intermittent solar power,” the MIT report says. “That’s a good thing if you’re a customer buying cheap power. It’s not so good if you’re a power plant operator and need a return on your investment. If big solar power additions make it harder for owners of power plants to recoup their costs, that means that growth in the solar market is to some extent self-limiting.”Too much can be a problem. Finally, MIT Technology Review says, it’s possible to have too much solar on the grid, as has been the case at times in Germany, California, and Texas. Spot prices for electricity can dip below zero, meaning that utilities have been forced to pay grid operators to take electricity off their hands. Cost-effective energy storage and better ways of balancing supply and demand across the grid will be needed.last_img read more

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7 Ways To Light A Face Using Quasar Science LEDs

first_imgLooking for more video production tips and tricks, check these out.Roundup: 5 Cutting-Edge Apps for the Modern FilmmakerEverything You Need to Know to Shoot Professional InterviewsPost-Production Tip: Four Highly Useful After Effects ScriptsUsing Canon 5D mk IV’s Auto-Focus While Shooting VideoStreamline Your Next Production with Live Rental Bids from ShareGrid PRO Quasar Science LEDs have been one of the main fixtures in the rise of LED lighting. Here are some effective ways to use them.All images via ShareGrid.Ever since Quasar Science LED tubes first appeared a few years ago, their popularity has been spreading like wildfire. They’re inexpensive, they offer excellent color accuracy, they fit inside the kino fixtures you already bought, and you can even set them up in standard fluorescent fixtures. They have literally everything that the film industry has been hoping for to replace the standard kino bulb.I know you don’t need me to tell you why Quasars are great. According to Brent Barbano over at ShareGrid, Quasar Science LED kits are renting 97% times more than the classic ARRI Light Kit (you know the one). These things are renting like hot cakes on the ShareGrid service.They function very similarly to your standard kino fixtures when used in place of kino bulbs, but the quasar bulbs themselves are extremely modular, and you can place them in any number of ways for ultimate creativity.In the following video, learn some ways to get varied looks — from dramatic cinematic light to flattering beauty light.Perhaps the most impressive aspects of the look of the Quasar bulbs is their outstanding color accuracy and the overall quality of the light. You can almost tell simply by looking if something was lit with Quasars. It just looks so smooth, the falloff is remarkable, and the skin tones and specular highlights are like nothing else.With the modularity and low power draw of the Quasar tubes, the options become pretty endless, so let’s break down some of the lighting setups covered in the video.1. Three-Point LightingThis is your standard interview lighting setup — good ol’ three point lighting.In this case, they were able to use a sort of 3, 2, 1 method with the bulbs. The keylight features three quasar bulbs (to allow the extra output some room for the diffusion), and then two bulbs on the opposite side for the fill. Then (perhaps my favorite way to use a Quasar) one single tube hung behind the talent for backlight.2. Glamour LightingOne of the more flattering ways to light someone, the single-source from up high creates some really pleasing shadows on the face. When you place the light correctly, you can minimize the shadows around the eye socket while also effortlessly lighting the main features of the face.Here, it appears that two bare Quasar bulbs are the keylight from up high, with a double net to bring down the exposure of her shirt. Then a little bit of Quasar light brings up the hair a bit — and adds some separation.3. High-Contrast LightingThe thing about Quasars is the fantastic wrap you get. This is true of all batten-style or tube-style lights, but the Quasars are just so soft. Here, two bulbs are pointed directly at the talent at a 90-degree angle with a little bit of negative fill on the other side.Even in this dramatic and contrasty setup, the quality of the light still looks quite nice — especially with that hint of edge light on the dark side of the talent’s face created by adding a tube for a background light.4. Underglow LightingWhile it may not be the most flattering way to light someone, lighting from below is something that comes up often enough (bar scenes, laptop scenes, etc.). Believe it or not, there are some aesthetically pleasing ways to do it.In this case, a two-foot Quasar tube was used in conjunction with a loosely wrapped diffusion to make the source bigger yet still retain enough direction to create defined shadows. Then, to fill in the top of the head, a bead-board bounce provides fill.5. Ring LightingIf you’ve seen a makeup commercial or any number of beauty product advertisements, chances are you’ve seen the pleasing effects of a ring-light setup. One thing that’s interesting to try with Quasars is a bit of a square ring-light configuration.You can easily rig them into a square shape and center the talent’s face in the middle. This will light them equally from all sides, creating a really even tone and some subtle shadows.However, one of the main effects of a ring-light is the stunning catchlight in the subject’s eyes. The Quasar setup creates a really intriguing eye-light that you can’t get anywhere else.6. Double Edge BacklightThere is really only one word for this type of lighting setup:“Cool.”As a big fan of interesting backlight, I really love seeing double backlight. It adds interest to both sides of the face, creates interesting shadows all around, and just has a really powerful and confident feel.In this case, double Quasar bulbs are just behind the subject on both sides, and a single tube and bounce board is just above the subject’s head. Notice the fantastic catch-light here as well.7. The Xerox/Dana Dolly Light RigWith the modularity and portability of the Quasar tubes, moving the light-source through the shot is becoming more feasible. This is a common technique in car commercials and product shots because you can add a lot of interesting movement to a scene not only through camera movement but also by moving your light source.In this case, a couple of Quasar bulbs are attached to a dana dolly and moved side-to-side just above the subject’s head, creating a really dreamy look.last_img read more

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Sports ministry summons rival hockey groups to form unified body

first_imgThe sports ministry made a last ditch effort on Thursday to resolve the longstanding power struggle between Hockey India (HI) and Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and has summoned the two warring factions to form a unified body.Sports minister Ajay Maken will meet the chiefs of HI and IHF on Saturday. PTIThe ministry has prepared a proposal and sports minister Ajay Maken has called the presidents of HI and IHF for a meeting on Saturday. The minister, however, made it clear that the government was ready to take stern action if any of the two bodies refuses to cooperate.”I cannot share the complete details of the proposal but in a nut shell, the proposal is for a unified body which will have equal representatives from both HI and IHF,” said Maken.”If they (HI and IHF) do not agree with what has been proposed, we will take a firm step and inform the court about it,” he asserted.RK Shetty, the president of IHF, confirmed that he has received the notice from the government and welcomed the move.”It’s a good initiative and we would surely look at it. We are ready for a constructive meeting if it is good for Indian hockey and we appreciate the development,” Shetty told MAIL TODAY from Bangalore.The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has time and again said that it recognises HI as the only body allowed to run the sport in the country. The IHF, which was disbanded by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) in 2008, came back into reckoning after a court order.advertisement”We have good people on both the sides and I am sure if we sit together, we will come to a conclusion,” said the minister.Although the ministry has asked for a meeting with the presidents of the two bodies, Mariyamma Koshy, who heads the HI, is down with fever in Kochi and it is likely that the secretary general Narinder Batra may come for the discussion.Maken also revealed that he held a meeting with former IHF chief KPS Gill and HI officials last month but the issue could not be sorted out.The raging issue of a foreign coach for the Indian men’s team has gained momentum after the national team’s disastrous performance at the Sultan Azlan Shah tournament, where it finished sixth out of seven teams.”Hockey India insisted on Harendra’s (Singh) name so we had no choice. If the federation and players demand a foreign coach, we are ready for it even if it means a higher salary for the coach,” Maken added.last_img read more

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first_imgIndia openers Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut shattered record books in women’s cricket as they registered the highest opening stand in One-Day Internationals against Ireland at Potchefstroom, yet the attention towards it is even lesser than what each match of the Indian Premier League gets.The 320-run partnership for the first wicket in the quadrangular series in South Africa by Deepti and Poonam broke the 9-year-old opening stand record by England’s SJ Taylor and CMG Atkins against South Africa at Lord’s in August, 2008.What makes their record even more mindboggling is the fact that Deepti and Poonam managed to overtake the biggest opening partnership in men’s cricket as well, where Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya’s 286 vs England in 2006 holds the record.Despite this huge achievement, the sorry state of women’s cricket in India comes to limelight considering the fact that apart from Virender Sehwag, no other celebrity has spoken about it on a public platform.Congratulations #DeeptiSharma and #PoonamRaut for a record 320 run opening partnership. The girls played really well. Waah ! pic.twitter.com/Rzr1DV3fzq- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 15, 2017While every little achievement in men’s cricket is spoken about at length, women’s cricket hardly gets any attention. Even though in the last few years, there has been some progress where women athletes are recognised in all sports arena, the inequality is still extremely evident.Apart from the partnership, Deepti struck 188 off 160 balls to become the second highest individual scorer in women’s ODI behind Belinda Clarke’s unbeaten 229 against Denmark in Mumbai back in 1997.advertisementDeepti’s individual score 188 is higher than Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli’s 183 and MS Dhoni 183* and that speaks immensely of her incredible knock.Deepti has managed to overhaul the legends of men’s cricket at the age of 19 and yet she isn’t receiving the amount of plaudits she deserves.Few days ago, Rishabh Pant had scored a scintillating 97 off 43 balls against Gujarat Lions and even though it wasn’t even a century, Sachin Tendulkar had tweeted about it calling it the best IPL knock across all ten seasons.One of the best Innings I have seen in the IPL & that includes all 10 seasons. @RishabPant777 pic.twitter.com/SGv3YuXwJ5- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 4, 2017In the same quadrangular series, Jhulan Goswami also created history by becoming the leading wicket-taker in ODIs for women as she scalped her 181st wicket to better a 10-year-old record by Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick.The value of these records is huge; Indian women’s cricket is progressing and developing at the moment. But for it to get the desired attention, the celebrities need to step up and talk about it. In the cricket-crazy nation like India, a little hype may do the deed and women’s cricket needs exactly that.Deepti and Poonam haven’t got their due.Imagine if India openers in men’s cricket Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan were to break this record at the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy or any other ODI around the world.Imagine the hoopla then!last_img read more

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