Dinwiddie, Russell help Nets get first win without LeVert

first_img“Having his rim protection just changes the equation,” Atkinson said of Allen. “I thought we were excellent defending the rim tonight.”Dwight Howard scored a season-high 25 points for the Wizards before fouling out in the fourth quarter. He also grabbed 17 rebounds as Washington failed to win its fourth straight.Bradley Beal scored 20 points and John Wall had 16. But the All-Star backcourt duo combined to shoot only 14 for 38 on a night Washington went 3 of 17 from beyond the arc, posting season lows in makes and attempts.For the Nets and their NBA-leading 3-point defense, it was all according to plan.“We wanted to make a point of being aggressive and stick with their stars,” Dinwiddie said. “Obviously, Wall and Beal are phenomenal players, and hopefully, if you can contain them, you set yourself up to beat the team.”ADVERTISEMENT Spencer Dinwiddie scored a season-best 25 points, D’Angelo Russell had 23 and the Nets beat the Washington Wizards 115-104 for their first win since LeVert’s gruesome foot injury.“It feels good because of those circumstances,” Atkinson said. “You want to confirm that we can still be a good team. We love Caris, we miss him, but we’ve got some good players in that locker room.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsLeVert is Brooklyn’s leading scorer but suffered what was originally feared to be a season-ending injury Monday. Doctors found no fractures, though, and he is expected to avoid surgery and return later this season from a dislocated foot.Jarrett Allen had 16 points and 12 rebounds in his return after missing two games due to illness. The Nets had lost five straight in Washington and ended a three-game slide overall. LATEST STORIES Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Neither team led by more than six in the first half before Brooklyn used a 19-5 run to build a 79-64 advantage in the third. Russell scored eight of those points — five from the foul line — and found Joe Harris and Allen Crabbe for 3-pointers.Washington briefly got back within eight, but the Nets reclaimed a double-digit lead and kept it throughout the fourth quarter.“We didn’t make shots,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “We turned the ball over and gave them a lot of opportunities. But defensively, we could not stay in front of the basketball.”CARIS COMING WITH?Atkinson is hopeful LeVert will be able to join the team on the road in the near future.“Not right now, but I’d say soon,” Atkinson said of LeVert’s ability to travel. “He’s kind of walking around.”MID-RANGE MENTALITYBeal said part of his team’s shooting struggles Friday came from overthinking whether to take the mid-range jumpers Brooklyn was inviting.“I think the biggest thing with us is we just got to be confident in everything we do,” Beal said. “No matter what shot it is, man. A 3, a layup, a floater. Just be confident in everything we do. I think sometimes we second-guess a lot, and it gets us in trouble.”TIP-INS Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid lead Sixers past Jazz Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell (1) shoots between Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard (21) and guard John Wall (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Washington. The Nets won 115-104. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson thinks the Nets can succeed without Caris LeVert.They took the first step toward proving it Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spottedcenter_img 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Nets: Russell scored 13 of Brooklyn’s first 21 points on 6-of-8 shooting. … F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson sat out with a sprained right ankle.Wizards: Had held opponents under 30 points for seven consecutive quarters before Brooklyn scored 30 in the second. … Wall picked up his fourth technical foul of the season with 6:02 left in the third quarter, and his first flagrant with 59 second remaining in the game.UP NEXT:Nets: Host the LA Clippers on Saturday night.Wizards: Play the fourth game of a five in a row at home Sunday night vs. Portland.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

3 Simple Ways to Stop Endless Video Revision Requests

first_imgRevisions can be a pain equally felt by video editors, motion designers, VFX artists, and colorists. Here are some tips on limiting endless video revision requests so you can get to work on your next project.All images via ShutterstockIf your clients are always satisfied with your first submission, you are some type of genius. For the rest of the world, in video production and out of the industry, revisions are something everyone deals with.  This isn’t to say you don’t create quality content, but the client may have other ideas in mind. It’s your job to create what they want, not what you want.If a client can’t make up their mind, or has too many revisions to handle, you need to take it upon yourself to put an end to the endless revisions. Here are three easy ways to stop the video revision requests from coming.1. Set a Number of Revisions in the ContractThe best way to get clients to realize they don’t have an infinite number of revisions is to be upfront in the beginning. Set a number for the maximum round of revisions in your contract, that way clients know that any feedback they have must list as many changes at once. If the client wants additional revisions past your contracted obligation — you can then tell them that any additional revisions will cost extra. That means the clients know they must put as much information as possible in each video revision request to keep them from being charged extra.For example, a client may say they want to swap a clip for another. Then, in another email, they may also ask for a change to the lower thirds. Then, in a third email, they might ask for a different song. That example is already three separate revisions. What the client should have done is listed all three of those revisions in one single email — then it counts as one round of revisions. Explaining to clients that their correspondence must be as detailed as possible will save you time editing or designing. Much of the time wasted making revisions doesn’t actually come from making changes — it’s the render and export time associated with each change.2. Explain to Clients That Changes Can Take HoursYour clients need to understand that the simplest change can take hours, depending on the length or complexity of the project. Sure, they may not care, but it’s your job to make them understand. If a project is on a rushed timeline, explain that every additional round of revisions will be pushing their deadline. Ask for thorough, in-depth feedback for any proofs you send. The more information they offer on what they want to change, the quicker the final product can be delivered.If you’re charging an hourly rate, make sure to tell the client that all the render, export, and upload time is included in their final bill. Pretty much every single client is looking to spend as little as necessary. If you aren’t charging hourly, be sure to include all this extra time in your quote.3. Say No“No” is the hardest thing to tell a client. You may feel desperate to please them or in need to get paid. You always have the right to accept or decline any freelance work, it’s just a matter of doing it. You also need to consider your future. If a client is very difficult to deal with, do you want to continue working with them?If you did put a number a revisions into your contract, you are only limited to the number they agreed to. If they are unwilling to pay for extra revisions, you have no obligation to continue making any revisions to a project. If you didn’t put a number into your contract (or foolishly don’t have a contract in place), you’ve caught yourself in an endless loop until the client in satisfied. Don’t let this happen to you. It’s your job to create content for clients that can’t create the projects themselves. Know that they need you, but you don’t need them. Value yourself and your time. Otherwise you’re bound to burn out. Also, your folders will start to look like this. Have any more tips? How many revisions do you allow? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Tarun Tejpal’s plea to quash proceedings adjourned

first_imgThe Bombay High Court at Goa on Wednesday adjourned the hearing on former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal’s plea to quash proceedings against him in the trial court, to December 12. The interim stay on the commencement of trial will continue.The hearing on Wednesday was adjourned at the request of Mr. Tejpal on the ground that the mother of his lawyer, Aman Lekhi passed away.Earlier, the High Court had refused to stay the process of framing of charges against Mr. Tejpal at a lower court in Mapusa in North Goa, but, simultaneously, directed that the trial could begin only after its consent.The former editor has been accused of raping a former junior female colleague during an event in Goa in 2013. Mr. Tejpal faces charges under Sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), and 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code had been endorsed by the court, while an additional Section 354 (b) (criminal assault with intent to disrobe) had been added.last_img read more

Mangrobang can finally get good night’s sleep after gold medal win

first_imgREAD: No break for Huelgas, Mangrobang with their eyes set on Tokyo 2020“I consider her as a close friend,” said Mangrobang of Adorna. “Close as in we know each other’s love life.”But Mangrobang, who finished seven minutes ahead of Adorna, said they didn’t “fix” the results.“We hardly talked during the race, you can’t talk during the race,” said Mangrobang. “This morning it was too hot. All I had in mind was to finish it.”ADVERTISEMENT READ: PH bets also snatch gold, silver in women’s triathlon“I want to sleep, I wasn’t able to sleep last night because I was staring at the ceiling all night,” Mangrobang told the Inquirer after a three-hour wait for the required dope test.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 shutoutThe Santa Rosa, Laguna-native started in the national junior team at the age of 12 when she qualified for the 1.5-kilometer swim and 3k run tryouts.“I consider myself as a lousy swimmer,” said Mangrobang. Women’s triathlon gold medalist Kim Mangrobang. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — All race long and on her way to the women’s triathlon gold, Marion Kim Mangrobang was only thinking of one thing: Get this over with and catch some sleep.The 25-year-old, giddy after having won over close friend and former champion Ma. Claire Adorna, who took silver, said she could finally sleep all through the night.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Cray not concerned with tight schedule ahead SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program MOST READ PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View commentslast_img read more

Local entrepreneurs finalists in the ThriveNorth Business Challenge Finals

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local entrepreneurs are taking part in the ThriveNorth Business Challenge Finals.The ThriveNorth Business Challenge is an open competition where young entrepreneurs, aged 18 to 39, from Northern B.C. can showcase their business ideas and get the support they need to make them a reality.The Finalists of the Challenge will be pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to compete for a grand prize of $10,000 for their business. In addition, a prize of $5,000 for the People’s Choice will be up for grabs. Local Finalists include:Charlie Bovee Broome – The Mutty Paw – Fort St. JohnBaljit Singh – Countryside Pizzeria – Dawson CreekKaty Peck – Canadian Acres – Charlie LakeKristen Auger – Wâpikwanew Arts – Fort St. JohnRachel Vowles – Mile 0 Farrier Company – Dawson CreekDevrey Crossly – Whole Wheat & Honey Cafe – Fort St. JohnThe Finals is taking place in Terrace, B.C. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.last_img read more

USled Wests collaborators in Chinas Hong Kong convicted

first_imgHong Kong: A group of Hong Kong activists face jail after being convicted Tuesday on colonial-era “public nuisance” charges for their role in organising mass pro-democracy protests that paralysed the city for months and infuriated Beijing. The convictions followed a trial that has renewed alarm over shrinking freedoms under an assertive China which has rejected demands by Hong Kongers asking for a greater say in how the financial hub is run. Nine activists were all convicted on Tuesday of at least one charge in a prosecution that deployed rarely-used colonial-era public nuisance laws over their participation in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests, which called for free elections for the city’s leader. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USIt is the latest blow to strike the beleaguered pro-democracy camp which has seen key figures jailed or banned from standing as legislators since their civil disobedience movement convulsed the city but failed to win any concessions. Among the most prominent members of the group on trial were sociology professor Chan Kin-man, 60, law professor Benny Tai, 54, and Baptist minister Chu Yiu-ming, 75. The trio founded the pro-democracy “Occupy Central” movement in 2013, which joined the student-led Umbrella Movement a year later that brought parts of the city to a standstill for months. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsAll three were found guilty of conspiracy to commit public nuisance. Tai and Chan were also convicted of incitement to commit public nuisance although all three were acquitted of incitement to incite public nuisance. Of the remaining six defendants — a group of younger protest leaders, including two sitting lawmakers — all were convicted of at least one public nuisance charge. In an unusual move prosecutors tried the group under Hong Kong’s common law system, which carries a much steeper sentence than statutory public nuisance laws. Each protest leader could now face up to seven years in jail, rather than three months had the charges been brought under statutory law. Judge Johnny Chan ruled that the 2014 protests, which took over key intersections for many weeks, were not protected by Hong Kong’s free speech laws because the demonstrations impinged on the rights of others. “The unreasonableness of the obstruction was such that the significant and protected right to demonstrate should be displaced,” he said. “The act was one not warranted by law.” The defendants remain on bail with the court expected to continue hearing mitigation arguments in the coming days before handing down sentences. There were emotional scenes on Tuesday afternoon as the oldest defendant, Reverend Chu, delivered a statement in which he described the dock as “the most honourable pulpit of my ministerial career”. He warned Hong Kong’s leadership against ignoring youth-led calls for greater democratic freedoms. “The bell tolls. It gives out a warning sound, that something bad and disastrous is happening,” he said. In a submission sent to journalists fellow defendant Shiu Ka-chun added: “I want to warn the authoritarian government, even if you kill all the roosters, you cannot stop the dawn’s arrival.” Human rights groups and critics hit out at the convictions, saying the use of the vaguely worded public nuisance laws — and wielding the steeper common law punishment — would have a chilling effect on free speech in Hong Kong. “Hong Kong courts, by labelling peaceful protests in pursuit of rights as public nuisance, are sending a terrible message that will likely embolden the government to prosecute more peaceful activists,” said Maya Wang, a senior China researcher at Human Rights Watch. Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong, said it was “appallingly divisive to use anachronistic common law charges in a vengeful pursuit of political events which took place in 2014.” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang fired back at those criticisms, saying other countries would also have brought such a prosecution to “maintain order”. “The central government resolutely supports (Hong Kong) in punishing the main organisations and planners of the illegal Occupy Central movement in accordance with the law,” he told reporters. Hong Kong enjoys rights unseen on the Chinese mainland, which are protected by the 50-year handover agreement between Britain and China, but fears are growing that those liberties are being eroded as Beijing flexes its muscles. At the trial, prosecutors argued that the mass protests had caused a “common injury done to the public”, who had been affected by the blockage of major roads, and that the leaders of the movement deserved to be punished. In his verdict Judge Chan denied his ruling would impact the ability of Hong Kongers to protest. The Occupy movement highlighted widespread frustration, especially among the young, over Hong Kong’s direction but failed to win any reforms from Beijing.last_img read more

Commentary OSU should be title contender with Bradley Robys return

Ohio State football coaches are currently working hard to recruit incoming freshmen to fill out the team’s roster for next season, but the Buckeyes got their most important commitment from a current member of the team on Saturday.OSU redshirt sophomore cornerback Bradley Roby, a second-team Associated Press All-American this season, told The Columbus Dispatch on Saturday he will return to OSU next season rather than declare for the 2013 NFL Draft.The Buckeyes figure to be among the top contenders for next year’s BCS National Championship Game, and Roby’s return increases the likelihood of that possibility.Although banned from the postseason, OSU became one of the nation’s best teams in 2012, winning all 12 of its regular-season games. A big reason for the team’s success was Roby, who blossomed into one of the nation’s best cornerbacks under coach Urban Meyer and cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs.On a consistent basis throughout the season, Roby matched up in one-on-one coverage against the opposing team’s best wide receiver – and shut his opponent down.Roby consistently showed his ball skills and playmaking ability too. With 19 passes defended in 11 games, Roby had a rate of 1.73 passes defended per game, the best rate in the nation according to cfbstats.com. He also scored three total touchdowns, one each on an interception return, fumble return and punt block return.The Buckeyes’ pass defense was very shaky at times during the 2012 season. They gave up 243.5 passing yards per game, ranking just 78th nationally in yards allowed, and gave up 32 passing plays of 20 yards or more according to cfbstats.com. Those shortcomings, however, were rarely a result of mistakes by Roby. When targeted during a game, Roby has proven to be far more likely to come up with a big play than the opposing receiver.The Buckeyes already had a number of key players from this year’s defense not returning next season. Second-team AP All-American defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins declared for the draft as a junior, while six senior starters graduated, including defensive end John Simon, who was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, and linebackers Etienne Sabino and Zach Boren.None of those losses, however, will hurt the Buckeyes next season as much as losing Roby would have.Returning safeties C.J. Barnett and Christian Bryant, who will both be seniors next season, are physically-gifted playmakers but inconsistent in deep pass coverage. Roby was the Buckeyes’ only consistently strong performer in the secondary this season, and with fellow cornerback Travis Howard lost to graduation, the Buckeyes would have had to replace both of their starting cornerbacks.With Roby’s return, what could have been an area of major concern looks like a strength for the Buckeyes. He will lead a talented trio of returning starters in the secondary, while OSU has numerous talented young players to compete for the other starting cornerback spot.Sophomore Doran Grant showed promise as the team’s nickel cornerback this season and freshman Armani Reeves is a gifted young talent at the position too. Defensive backs Eli Apple and Cam Burrows, both rated as four-star recruits by Rivals.com and Scout.com, are enrolling early this semester as incoming freshmen.By making the decision to return to OSU, Roby surpassed the opportunity to be a first-round pick in this year’s draft. He was expected to be the third cornerback selected in the 2013 Draft, following Alabama’s Dee Milliner and Mississippi State’s Jonathan Banks. Even so, his decision to return could result in personal dividends.By coming back and making OSU’s national championship chances stronger, he puts himself in position to potentially leave Columbus with a championship ring, even if he declares for the 2014 Draft.In the process, Roby could go from being one of the top cornerbacks in college football to the best at his position.Assuming Milliner declares for the draft as a junior, both first-team AP All-American cornerbacks and all three Jim Thorpe Award finalists from this season will have moved on to the NFL, leaving the door wide open for Roby to be college football’s top defensive back.Roby will have plenty of competition to be the top cornerback drafted in 2014, including Florida sophomore Loucheiz Purifoy. But Roby made significant development in his play between his freshman and sophomore seasons, and could do so again as a junior.By returning to school, Roby takes the risk of having a disappointing season and having his draft stock fall as a result. That risk, however, comes with big potential rewards: the chance to be the best cornerback in the nation, and perhaps most lucrative of all, the chance to help lead the Buckeyes to their first national championship since 2002. read more

OxladeChamberlain loving life at Liverpool

first_imgAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed that it is exciting to be a part of Liverpool right now and that he is loving it at AnfieldThe England international joined the club last summer from Arsenal and has thrived in his new role under Jurgen Klopp this season with Chamberlain having played a key part in Liverpool’s climb to third place in the Premier League and in reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League.But, while enjoying his new role, Chamberlain revealed that it is the club supporters that have helped him live “the moments you dream of as a young lad”.“I love it. It’s not hard to go and enjoy it when you go out there and you hear the fans singing,” the 24 year-old told the club website.“Again today was amazing. It’s not hard to enjoy your football here, really. It helps when your form’s going well and when the results are going for us like they are at the moment.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“We’re in a good spell at the moment, it’s really enjoyable, but we need to keep focused and I need to keep focused to keep performing at this level and improve to help the team move forward.“Even when we were doing our walk today before the game, the buzz around the city at the moment is amazing.“As a player, you can’t thank people enough for that, they are the moments you dream of as a young lad.“To play for a club like Liverpool that has support like this and to see the appreciation from the fans, it just makes me want to go on the pitch and every time we can keep making them happy.”last_img read more

Mexico boss hails his sides bravery following shock win over Germany

first_imgMexico boss Juan Carlos Osorio has hailed the bravery of his side as they produced a shock victory over defending world champions Germany on SundayPSV striker Hirving Lozano finished off a superb counter-attack to score a close-range finish in the 35th minute of the encounter to give Mexico the lead at the Luzhniki Stadium.Toni Kroos almost scored an equaliser for Germany from a free-kick, but the Tri held on to secure a famous win.Speaking after the match, Osorio revealed that he had planned a long time ago to expose Germany’s weak points.“We had plans six months ago to have two quick players on the wings,” he said, according to the Irish Times.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“We chose Hirving [Lozano, the game’s only goalscorer], our quickest player, and Miguel Layún, an offensive midfield player.“In the first half, we managed today to hit them on the counter many times. We could have scored earlier. With all due respect, we were superior to them.“In the second half, they attacked more and they made the substitutions they tend to make. We had prepared for the use of Mario Gomez in attack. We practised defending with four defenders and three players up front and that was how we almost scored a second goal. I’m very satisfied with what we did.“For the players today the phrase was to play for the love of winning not the fear of losing. And that is exactly what they did. They played with real bravery.”Mexico will next play South Korea on Saturday in Rostov-on-Don in Group F.last_img read more

Hamsiks agent full of praise for Carlo Ancelotti

first_imgMarek Hamsik’s agent has praised Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti for making his client into an ‘almost perfect’ deep-lying playmaker.Hamsik has taken Jorginho’s role at Napoli after the Italy midfielder signed for Chelsea, and Martin Petras believes Ancelotti has transformed his client. Football Italia reports.“Marek still needs to improve in his new role, but it’s inevitable that he will,” he said after Napoli’s 2-1 win at Lazio on Saturday.“Marek has great qualities and I think Ancelotti giving him this new role was excellent, almost perfect. It’ll be a new stimulus for him.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“After all, you can always improve. Look at Federer, who continues to do so despite his age…“At the end of the game Marek was happy, his team won, it mattered for them and in my opinion he didn’t expect such a result at the Olimpico. No-one else did.“I think their players will be at peak fitness in a couple of weeks, in time for their Champions League debut.“Taking him off on 70 minutes? It was hot and a fair decision. It happened to him on Sunday, but it could happen to someone else next time.”last_img read more