The primary purpose of the shot list is to help break down the scene into specific steps which will serve as a blueprint — and safety net — to your day of production. There are hundreds of shot list templates you can download for Microsoft Word and Excel. I find the shot list included in the video below (via Delta Film Academy) to be incredibly detailed and helpful.It goes so far as including the length of the shot on the script page, and the predicted setup time for that shot. It’s ideal for efficiently planning shots. For further reading on the language of the script, I highly recommend the above-mentioned book Script Supervising and Film Continuity by Pat P. Miller. Although the primary purpose of the book is to study the craft of script supervising, it also breaks down a lot of other aspects such as the shooting schedule, how to break down a script, and so on.Do you have any specific shot list templates you always use? Let us know in the comments. There are a few different ways to create a shot list, but what matters most is that you take the time to do it. Here’s one tested method to try next time you break a script down into a shot list.Top image via Delta Film AcademyFilmmaking procedures will often change from production to production, studio to studio, and from region to region. There isn’t just one way to do something or one word to describe that particular function. Regarding shot lists, I’m sure you could find several different ways to create one.In the book Script Supervising and Film Continuity, author Pat P. Miller, explains expertly explains the formal process. Yet even Miller says “You may design any format that serves your purpose, so long as the following information is properly recorded…”Essentially, as long as your production crew is familiar with your format, you’re good to start shooting. First, you need to break down the shots on your script page. In the example piece above, I’m going to breakdown and visualize the information into different shots. As seen below, you do this with a line which is closed off at the top and the bottom top to signify the end of that shot.When you do this in your script, it’s best to use a pencil — if you use a pen and change your mind halfway down the page, your script will get messy. In the marked page above, I have four different lines, each representing a different shot. You may notice that some lines overlap one another, such as shot 2) and shot 2a). This conveys a few things:Shot 2) is longer than shot 2a).Because the length of 2a) is just a single line, all that’s to be filmed is the information ahead of the marking — turning the radio on.In the edit, we would like shot 2a) to play out and then return back to shot 2).There is a common misconception that the first shot in a scene is called by the scene number and then the letter a. For example, 2a). This is incorrect.The first shot of a brand new scene is just the scene number on its own — 2). Every proceeding change (lens change, camera position, frame rate change) after the initial shot is when you add a letter.As a side tip: You can also put a wiggly line next to the character who is speaking but isn’t on camera. This is really more something a script supervisor would do for the editor, but if it’s going to help you distinguish who the camera is on when it comes to typing up your shot list, then use it to your advantage. You need to do this with your entire script. After all that is complete, start to implement this information into a more comprehensive and cleaner shot list.It’s really up to you how involved you want your shot list to be. It’s going to depend on the size of your production and budget level. Below is a basic shot list that I’ve put together from all the information outlined above.
WWE fights may be flashy, hard and violent at times but the first Indian woman to get into that ring at the international level has beaten bigger odds at home to reach there.Kavita Devi, who is better known in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) international circles as “Hard KD”, is currently training and wrestling in Orlando, Florida, in the United States as part of her three-year contract with the WWE.Read it at The Quint Related Items
London, Aug 3 (AFP) Frank Lampard says he swapped the relative comfort of the pundit’s chair for the fraught job of manager because he missed the “bug” as he prepares for his first competitive game at the helm of Derby County. Lampard has worked primarily in the media since retiring from playing in 2017 following a glittering career that included three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and a Champions League at Chelsea.His first competitive game in charge sees the Rams kick off the new Championship season against Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Friday.Asked why he is back in football in a hands-on role, Lampard, 40, said: “Because you miss the bug.”It (television work) is comfortable, but there is pressure there because you want to do the job as best as you can. But when you’ve been competitive for a long time as a player, you miss it.”Myself and Steven (Gerrard) were talking about that openly last year when we were working on BT Sport. Football draws you back in and for all the 24-hours-a-day talk and lack-of-sleep talk you can’t help but love it.”This was something that I couldn’t not do and I couldn’t settle for that easy life when there was an opportunity to come and do this.” Gerrard is another former England international midfielder set to take charge of his first league game this weekend, at Scottish giants Rangers.The ex-Liverpool captain has already overseen three Europa League games and remains unbeaten as a manager, winning twice.advertisementLampard added: “We were texting back and forth (on Tuesday), actually discussing the mad life of management and how we both see it.”We are both the same, we are enjoying every minute of it. It’s strange and you can’t switch off because you want to do so well, that’s certainly how I feel.”Some days you can’t switch off, which means giving it every moment of the day. I’m sure Steven will be the same because I know how competitive he is and I’m guessing if you ask him then he will give you some similar answers.” (AFP) APA APA
It was in 2016 that rumours of Salman Khan and Iulia Vantur’s impending wedding took over the internet. However, two years down the line, nothing of this sort happened. But the lovebirds are still very much inseparable. If Iulia was beside Salman throughout his 53rd birthday at Panvel farmhouse, buzz has it that the Romanian beauty had a special gift for Salman on his birthday.According to a report in a leading daily, Iulia gifted Salman a Romanian style orthodox crucifix pendant and a gold chain on his birthday, which apparently the actor sported for the rest of the evening.”The finely textured gold of the pendant is a distinctive element of this Romanian style orthodox crucifix. The cross and three-dimensional body of Christ [embedded in it] are made from brushed and polished gold,” a source told the daily.Meanwhile, Salman and Iulia were inseparable at the former’s birthday bash. A guest at the party added, “He danced to his hit songs with Sushmita Sen, and a few children present at the do. The party ended at 6 am. Salman cut his birthday cake with nephew Ahil Sharma. Iulia was standing beside him throughout the evening, singing wishes to him on his special day. While, in the past, she has chosen to stay behind him at public outings, Iulia and Salman were inseparable at this party. She was the hostess for the evening.”Salman’s birthday bash was a close-knit affair with only family and close friends in attendance. From Katrina Kaif to Sushmita Sen to Sonakshi Sinha, many of his friends were seen at his birthday bash.advertisementOn the work front, Salman is currently busy shooting for Bharat. Iulia, on the other hand, is making her acting debut with Radha Kyu Gori Main Kyu Kaala.ALSO SEE: Iulia Vantur reveals advice Salman Khan gave her before debut filmALSO SEE: Salman’s rumoured girlfriend Iulia: Marriage isn’t necessary when two people are in loveALSO WATCH | A look at Salman Khan’s controversial life
UEFA Champions League Guardiola has turned unstoppable Manchester City into the best team in Europe Peter Staunton Click here to see more stories from this author Chief Correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 16:00 10/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(25) Getty Images UEFA Champions League Manchester City Manchester City v Napoli Manchester City v Burnley Napoli Burnley Premier League Guardiola Opinion The City manager tries to talk up opponents any chance he gets but he can only put off for so much longer acknowledging that his side surpass the rest After his team’s win against Napoli on Tuesday night Pep Guardiola used a word in the post-game press conference that had the Italian media tittering.“If you think I said Napoli were a strong team just to be a paraculo, then forget it,” the Manchester City manager remarked.It was met with the kind of laughter you’d hear from foreigners when you swear in their native language. 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 The word denotes a kind of insincere flattery; a paraculo might well be someone who says complimentary things about other people just to get some praise for themselves.It’s a charge that’s been levelled against Pep throughout his career and Italian football fans were sharing examples through social media this week.“I think it was an extraordinary game from both sides,” he continued. “We faced one of the best sides I faced in my career, probably the best. It is one of the wins I am most proud of in my career.”Even before the game, Guardiola was describing Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli as one of the three best teams in Europe. Crucially, he declined to say where his own team would feature in such a list.And maybe he had a point in describing his opponents as that. Napoli have won their opening eight Serie A fixtures, capitalising on a poor start from reigning champions Juventus to put themselves in an excellent early position to claim a first Scudetto since 1990.Their system works; they are often too quick and intricate for opponents, passing their way out of trouble before raiding upfield.But could Pep have been talking Napoli up – as he talked up Shakhtar Donetsk before the previous game in the group – in order to frame his own team in a better light?Certainly, that is the impression that the Italians in attendance would have been left with, especially after witnessing the pasting their side got inside the opening half hour. If Napoli are one of the best teams in Europe then what the hell are Manchester City?Citizens 6/1 to win CLNapoli are a wonderfully assured side and yet were coughing the ball up time and again. They simply couldn’t get out of their own half; they were choked up.City’s two excellent wide forwards, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling, tempted the full-backs into marking wide, thereby hinting at space for David Silva and the peerless Kevin De Bruyne to occupy and wreak havoc.There was nothing Napoli could do but close their eyes and adopt the brace position. Sarri, meanwhile, paced the side lines, helpless to alter things. City scored one goal after another. De Bruyne smashed the underside of the bar and another shot was just about scrambled off the line.It could and should have been four, five or six by half-time and only luck kept Napoli hanging on.There are certainly elements that Guardiola needs to tweak. If his team are not going to blow opponents out of the water early on, then he’s got to find a way to make sure City don’t gas. They threw everything they had at Napoli and it should have been enough but it wasn’t. That meant the Italians had a chink of light they really should never have seen.They were nonetheless well-beaten. Sarri blinked first and made concessions for Guardiola before the kick-off. He didn’t implement his normal game plan. Piotr Zielinski and Amadou Diawara started instead of Jorginho and Allan.It showed Sarri was either thinking about resting players for Inter this weekend or he was sufficiently worried about Silva and De Bruyne that he brought in a more defensively-inclined player than Jorginho in Diawara.It was, therefore, 1-0 before a ball was kicked. That’s what Guardiola is capable of doing. Whatever Napoli had, he felt City could match. There would be no compromise, no accommodation of Napoli’s talents; his principles unaltered. And the game left those with little doubt that he has finally got his own team where he wants them. Everything appears under control. There is flawless cohesion and teamwork but within that his players are individually a cut above.Ederson, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Fernandinho, Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling and Sane all have legitimate reason to believe they might be the best players in their respective positions in this season’s Champions League.Pep’s now well on the path to moulding his team to perfection. He still pays infinite respect to opponents. There even appears sometimes a jealousy in his descriptions of other teams, other managers, other players. But he knows what he has and he surely must appreciate that he’s building the best team in Europe.No amount of kind words from this alleged paraculo can detract from that now.
China’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding has received an order for five Capesize bulkers from compatriot shipping company Shandong Shipping.According to data provided by Clarksons, the deal, which was signed a few weeks ago, includes an option for another five units.To feature 180,000 dwt, the newbuildings are expected to join their owner starting from the second quarter of 2020 into 2021.These ships are all reported to be fixed on long term charter contracts to Germany’s RWE.Financial details of the orders were not disclosed.World Maritime News Staff
SASKATOON – A junior hockey player who was injured in the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash is making progress but is not yet able to speak.Defenceman Layne Matechuk’s family released a statement on Friday updating his recovery from a brain injury.His family said he was in a coma for the first month and doesn’t appear to know what happened.“While we see his frustration, we also see his determination,” the statement said. “Layne has always had to work hard to achieve his success.”He has transferred Saskatoon hospitals to continue his rehabilitation and the family said the road ahead won’t be easy. They’re also not sure when Matechuk will get to leave hospital.“But what we can tell you is that we believe he gets a little closer every day.”The Broncos were on their way to a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoff game on April 6 when their bus and a semi-trailer collided at a rural Saskatchewan intersection.Sixteen people were killed and 13 players were injured.Matechuk, 18, was in his first full season with the Broncos and had five goals and three assists in 45 regular-season games.His family thanked people for their support since the crash and said there was a bike rally held for Matechuk earlier this month.They said coach Darcy Haugan, who was killed in the crash, talked about the word “believe” and they are holding onto that word on a daily basis.“We #believe the strength and determination that brought Layne success on the ice will bring him success in the months and years ahead.“We ask that you continue to send your prayers and support to him — and to think of him.”— By Ryan McKenna in Regina. Follow @RyanBMcKenna on Twitter
The enjoining order issued against the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) from holding the Central Committee (CC) meeting without the consent of President Maithripala Sirisena, has been extended till August 24.The Colombo District Court extended the enjoining order when the case was heard today. A petition had earlier been filed against the holding of the CC meeting without the consent of President Maithripala Sirisena as he is the current leader of the SLFP.
OSU redshirt freshman quarterback Joe Burrow (10) runs the ball during the second half of the Buckeyes game against Nebraska on Nov. 5. The Buckeyes won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOne of clearest positions on the Ohio State football roster is the quarterback position, at least at the top of the depth chart.Redshirt senior J.T. Barrett will enter the 2017 season as the starting quarterback. That’s been known since the Texan announced his return for his final season.But the race to be Barrett’s backup in 2017 took place throughout the 2016 season between then-redshirt freshman Joe Burrow and then-freshman Dwayne Haskins and only escalated when freshman Tate Martell arrived in Columbus as an early enrollee.OSU coach Urban Meyer cleared the air on Tuesday by saying that as of right now, Burrow remains the No. 2 on the quarterback depth chart.“I’d say Joe is ahead of (the other quarterbacks),” he said. “But they’re both getting reps. Tate had his best day, too, the other day in the scrimmage, so it’s good competition there and that brings out the best in people.”Last season, Burrow was the only other quarterback to see the field, and that was when the score was lopsided.Burrow played in six games last season, completing 22-of-28 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns. He also carried the ball 13 times, gaining 58 yards and scoring once.Dwayne Haskins did not play and will enter 2017 as a redshirt freshman.The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Burrow — who hails from Athens, Ohio — was stepping into the backup role last fall following the departure of quarterback Cardale Jones, the poster child for the value of the backup quarterback after leading the Buckeyes in three games to claim the national championship.“The backup’s job is to be ready at any moment, and if I’m not ready then I’m not doing my job,” Burrow said during the 2016 fall camp.Burrow is more of a pocket passer than Barrett and not as dynamic with his legs. Haskins will experience his first playing time for the Scarlet and Gray in the spring game on April 15, but is said to have the best arm in the group. Martell comes to OSU as one of the most decorated high school quarterbacks in recent history — 45-0 with 113 touchdowns and nine interceptions — but remains the fourth quarterback in the room.Ryan Day, OSU’s quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator, said all three are very talented, but have different abilities that define their style of play.“Dwayne’s a little bit of a taller guy and can really deliver the ball from the pocket, where Tate is more of a run-around guy and make things happen,” Day said.“Joe is kind of a little bit of everything … All kind of different but all are really hungry to get the starting job.”Barrett is the starter, but any coach will say competition for a guaranteed starting job is healthy for the group. Competition for the second spot on that depth chart cannot be overstated as vital for game preparation.“We all know what happened a couple years ago where all of a sudden someone taps you on the shoulder and says, ‘You’re the starter. Go beat Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship game.’ And they did it,” Meyer said. “So that position is a key guy and everybody appreciates that.”
← Previous Story Veselin Vujovic angry on Din-Dinu: I don’t know rules of the game after 45 years in handball… Next Story → Sweden beat Serbia to reach Main Round Martin GaliaMen’s EHF EURO 2018Milan Jovanovic It is always interesting to see who are the most experienced players and who are youngstars who will write new chapters of the handball history in upcoming years. The oldest player at Men’s EHF EURO 2018 coming from Czech Republic. Goalkeeper Martin Galia is born on Aprli 11, 1979 (6 saves in first match against Spain), a month before Austrian veteran Vytas Ziura, who was added to the squad just before start of the tournament. The third and the last guy from generation 1979 at EHF EURO 2018 is legendary Icelandic wing Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson.The youngest member of all squads in Croatia is Serbian left back Milan Jovanovic. Newcomer among Serbian “Eagles”, coming from RK Vojvodina Novi Sad, is born in January 1998 – with good series of his team and placement in Main Round – he could celebrate his 20th birthday in Zagreb.
(Image: Innocence en Danger)Intelligent cat companion of the weekWe just love imagining how freaked out your cat might be by this thing if it started following them around the house while you were out. The real purpose of it, however, is to act as a ‘cat companion’, responding like a living animal.Delicious 3D wonder-creation of the weekWe don’t really know what to say other than THINK OF ALL THE BEAUTIFUL CHOCOLATE. Hershey has joined forces with 3D systems to come up with a new way of delivering printed food, according to The Verge.Birthday of the weekVine marked its first birthday this week and to celebrate, they put together all of the most memorable videos from the twelve months. ‘Scoot over bitches’ is still one of our personal favourites:View all previous Weird Wide Webs> WELCOME TO THE WEIRD Wide Web – where we take a look at the week’s best offerings in tech and social media news.Bad password alert of the weekMost of us are probably guilty of using a really obvious password but these ones really take the biscuit. “123456″ and “password” are still the worst ones. Among the more amusing options were “monkey” and “letmein”.Creepy human emojis of the weekFrench child advocacy group Innocence en Danger, has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of internet predators, Buzzfeed reports. They’re using these extremely creepy human emojis which we think get the point across quite well. Yeugh…
Thomas Morgenstern of Austria soars through the air during the men’s ski jumping Individual HS 106, at the Nordic Ski World Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy, today. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)HERE ARE THE things we learned, loved and shared today.THINGS WE LEARNED#HORSEMEAT Fianna Fáil’s Agriculture spokesperson Éamon Ó Cúiv called for Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to step away from the horsemeat investigation today, and also called for the process to be independent. In response, Minister Coveney said that the investigation is independent – and he is happy to give Deputy Ó Cúiv a briefing on it. Meanwhile, horsemeat was found in lasagne in Italy.#DECEASED The man whose body was found in a Carlow hotel room yesterday has been named by gardaí as 44-year-old Colm Kavanagh from Killeshin, Co Laois. His body was found at around 1.15pm yesterday afternoon. A post-mortem was inconclusive and gardaí investigating the death are awaiting the results of toxicology and other tests.#JOAN BURTON Social Protection Minister Joan Burton has said that hecklers gave Dundalk a ‘bad image‘, after she had to cut short a trip to a shopping centre in Co Louth yesterday. She was at the centre to launch a JobsPlus scheme, but was heckled with chants of “shame on you”.#HEALTH INSURANCE Laya Healthcare said today that it is to increase its premiums in April amid a ‘healthcare crisis’. The company’s managing director Dónal Clancy said that Ireland’s healthcare market needs ‘radical reform’.#MASSACHUSETTS Reports that a gunman was present on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus – causing the area to go into lockdown – were a hoax, authorities said today. Cambridge police said that officers searched for a man reported to be carrying a long rifle and wearing body armour, but found nothing.THINGS WE LOVEDMichelle Obama rules. Rules, we tell you!(latenight/YouTube)What is Thon? It’s a two-day dance marathon run by students from the US’s Penn State University, and it’s in aid of charity. Photographer Fred R Conrad captured the spirit of the event in black-and-white photos.Want to see the passport photos of some very iconic figures? Here you go.THINGS WE SHAREDWhy do human skulls found near Mexico City baffle scientists? This video from The Guardian explains more.Who are the 11 people that wreck your head on social media? Why, these folks.This is what happens when you mix Taylor Swift and screaming goats… (via Reddit)(Christopher DrifterSX)
Rafael Benitez admitted that he was very surprised and upset after his side’s performance in a shocking 1-0 loss to West Bromwich Albion and he didn’t see that coming after the last great performances.The Magpies managed to avoid the relegation by making an impressive run of great results but this game was not the best one for them as they were beaten by last-placed West Brom after a bad performance.The Spaniard spoke about his side’s effort as he said, according to Chronicle Live:“Everything we did in the last few games, we didn’t do.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“We wanted to get more points to finish higher in the table, but we didn’t do well today, we made a lot of mistakes, and we weren’t good enough.”“We didn’t think the job was done, but it’s a pity because we’ve had a good season, but we want to finish better, too.”“I congratulate the players for a good season, but we need to be better than today.”
Burton Albion manager Brian Clough has credited his team for restoring their pride after limiting Manchester City to just a goal in their second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final tie.With City already securing a place in next month’s final after their 9-0 victory in the first leg two weeks ago, it was damage limitation for Burton as they looked to avoid the biggest losing margin in League Cup history.But an impressive display limited Pep Guardiola’s men to few chances, while Burton caused the Premier League champions problems in the other direction.“We were close two or three times but I’m very pleased with how we played,” Clough told Sky Sports.“We got our pride back. We did everything we could. Being at home, the pressure was off as the tie was over but we put in a good performance against top players.”“We were brave on the ball, played it when we could and we caused them problems.”Remembering Brian Clough and his most memorable quotes Boro Tanchev – March 10, 2019 “Rome wasn’t built in a day. But I wasn’t on that particular job.” – a quote from one of the most controversial and self-confident managers in English football, Brian Clough.“I watched the last few Premier League games and we caused them as many problems as Wolves and Huddersfield did.”“The youngsters will learn so much from being on the same pitch as these magnificent players. Their attitude, everything.”“Hopefully we have made a few quid from the run but it’s more about the experience.”
Navy F-18 Super Hornets brought in from Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., for the annual Northern Edge 2019 training exercise parked Friday on the flightline at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.(DVIDS photo) Graupmann is assigned to a test unit out of Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, and he’s helping conduct the signal-jamming exercise. He says it won’t affect most navigation systems for vehicles traveling on the ground, except for those passing through a stretch of the Richardson Highway while the jamming is under way. Sailors from an electronic-warfare unit based on Whidbey Island, Wash., arrive at Eielson AFB last week. The unit is one of many that will participate in Northern Edge 2019.(DVIDS photo) “We need to train to those environments in order to make sure the tactics, techniques and procedures that we develop and train to will allow us to be as effective as possible in any environment,” Trudell said. Eielson Air Force Base has begun a series of exercises that may cause intermittent problems for navigation systems and other electronic devices around the Interior over the next couple of weeks. Air Force Lt. Grant Graupmann says Eielson’s 354th Fighter Wing began the GPS signal-jamming over the weekend, and he says it’ll continue through May 24th during weekday evenings. “If they’re driving from Fairbanks to Delta Junction along that highway, that might be their best chance of seeing something,” Graupmann said. “But again, I expect it to still be minimal.” “In order to try and mitigate how it could be an inconvenience,” he said, “we made sure to limit it to only about an hour-and a half per day, sometime between 4 to 7 p.m.” Air Force Lt. Kayshel Trudell says pilots depend on GPS-linked systems, but because adversaries routinely jam those systems during combat, the pilots must train to operate in that environment. Graupmann says civilian pilots are the most likely to experience loss of GPS service briefly during the jamming exercises, which will be conducted at a facility about 20 miles east of Eielson. A base news release says the signal-jamming could affect aircraft flying at 10,000 feet within 437 nautical miles of Eielson; and aircraft flying at 4,000 feet may have some problems if they’re within 371 nautical miles of Eielson. Graupmann says people who travel within range of the signal-jamming during the exercise may briefly lose functionality of cellphone applications like Google Maps. Trudell is a spokesperson for a larger series of exercises called Northern Edge 2019, which includes the GPS signal-jamming. Northern Edge is hosted by the Hawaii-based Pacific Air Forces and this year it’ll involve about 10,000 U.S. military personnel. The exercise is intended to prepare U.S. forces to respond quickly to trouble spots in and around the western Pacific and Indian oceans. “It shouldn’t be anything too serious,” Graupmann said. “It might be a little patchy where you’ll have it for a few minutes, then you’ll lose it, then you’ll get it again.” Northern Edge will be conducted in training areas around the state, including the Gulf of Alaska, that are part of the Joint Pacific-Alaska Range Complex. And because of that, area residents will notice more aircraft in the skies over Eielson and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage over the next couple of weeks.
Tiger Woods ended his major title drought with victory at Augusta MastersreutersWhen he won his fifth Masters title and 15th major championship on April 14, Tiger Woods regained his place at the top of the golfing world. This victory ends a drought of 11 years without a major title, a period which saw the 43-year old going through mental and physical travails which left him looking like a spent force. But with this win, there is talk of resurgence and return to his top form.Tiger Woods was synonymous with golf about a decade ago. Even those who didn’t follow the sport knew his name. But then, in 2009, things came apart in a spectacular way when he was revealed to have been involved in several promiscuous relationships outside his marriage. Suddenly, this icon of the sport, seen as a role model, became a target of scorn.This personal disaster led to a complete breakdown in his professional life as well. The man who, at that time, had 14 major titles under his belt and seemed favourite to break Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18, went into a downward spiral.But the vagaries of sport can never be predicted. On Sunday, April 14, Tiger was back on a familiar perch – that of a champion at Augusta Masters. It was here that he announced his arrival as a future great when he secured his first major title at the age of 21. 13 more titles followed until a drought began following 2008 US Open. Tiger Woods reacts to win the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf ClubreutersHis success brought the world’s attention back to golf. It is clear that even today, nobody commands as much stardom among golfers as Woods. US President Donald Trump, an avid golfer himself, tweeted praise for the star. “What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy,” was the tweet from the leader of the country. He was joined by his predecessor Barack Obama who also showered praise on the 43-year old for recovering his form.Now that he is back to his winning ways, talk of him breaking Nicklaus’ record of 18 major titles has revived. Though he may not yet be back to his best – he scored a bogey on the last hole – but this victory can be a new start for the five-time Masters champion.As much as the emotional turmoil, the physical difficulties faced by Woods in the last decade were also of a high order. Serious surgeries on his back had caused considerable difficulties and even threatened to end his career. The fact that he could now compete and win at the highest level suggests that both on the emotional and physical front, Woods is back to his best. Can he follow this triumph with other great victories? Only time with tell.
Photo: HISD via Twitter / @HoustonISDHISD Police Chief Paul Cordova (center at podium) said during the launch of the 2018 edition of ‘Project Safe Start’ that the recent mass shooting at the Santa Fe High School is “weighing heavy on our hearts.”Once again, local law enforcement agencies, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) and Houston Ministers Against Crime (HMAC) are working together on ‘Project Safe Start’ and this year the recent mass shooting at the Santa Fe High School is in the minds of the people involved in the initiative.Coinciding with the end of the school year and local students starting their summer vacation, ‘Project Safe Start’ entails increased law enforcement patrolling around schools and neighborhoods, especially near the so-called hot spots where trouble may arise because of, for instance, simmering feuds that some students might want to settle.The initiative, which has been going on for more than 20 years, covers mostly HISD’s middle and high schools.“You have some students who may be interested in settling scores or maybe interested in causing problems,” commented HPD Assistant Chief Sheryl Victorian during a press conference held on Tuesday to announce the launch of the 2018 edition of the initiative.References to Santa Fe“We could not come to this without the burden and the concerns of the Santa Fe situation,” noted Reverend F.N. Williams, II, from the Antioch Baptist Church church and a member of HMAC.Paul Cordova, Chief of HISD’s Police Department, also made a reference to the mass shooting and said that “it is weighing heavy on our hearts and we know how serious this is and we have our full attention on the matter.”Chief Cordova also commented his department is forming an Emergency Response Team that will be able to be deployed “rapidly,” although he didn’t provide details.The Police Department of Texas Southern University also takes part in ‘Project Safe Start’. Share
Stay on target Tom Holland’s ‘Uncharted’ Coming in 2020‘Minecraft Earth’ Is The Next ‘Pokemon Go’ Update: Just in case you thought Notch couldn’t get (deservedly) kicked to the curb even harder, Microsoft has confirmed to Variety that Persson will not be participating in an upcoming Minecraft 10th anniversary celebration because “his views do not represent Microsoft or Mojang.”How sad must it be to be Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of Minecraft. The dude made one of the most successful and important video games of the past decade. Its influence can be felt not just in imitators like Dragon Quest Builders and Lego Worlds but also Fortnite, the new biggest game in the world. He made something beloved by children everywhere. After scoring billions of dollars selling the game to Microsoft, he can afford candy mansions not even Beyoncé and Jay-Z can buy.And yet for years Notch has just seemed absolutely miserable, to the point of harming others as well. He spends tons of time on Twitter spewing hateful right-wing rhetoric to his young impressionable audience of millions. He’s so bad the meme among concerned parents is to tell their kids Minecraft simply came from space.AdChoices广告son: this minecraft game is great daddad: it is indeed sonson: who made it?dad: no one. it came from space— ⣝⣵⡎⣵⢗⣿⣫⢗⡎⣵ (@zarawesome) December 6, 2018The gaming world would be better off if we all just forgot Notch existed. And now Minecraft itself is helping. The game’s latest update across multiple platforms removes many references to the controversial creator. It’s the perfect complement to Facebook banning white nationalism.While Persson is still listed in the credits, he did still make the game after all, any loading screen splash text mentioning him is gone. This includes messages like “Made By Notch!” or the date of Persson’s failed marriage. Hopefully this means less new players will see Notch’s name, look him up, and fall down a rabbit hole of awfulness.Lots of talented good people still work on Minecraft. So anything that let’s them succeed despite Notch’s ongoing toxic behavior sounds great to us. Who even is Notch anyway? For more on Minecraft here’s the latest update on the Minecraft movie, and check out our Minecraft gift guide.
People protested here on Thursday on the busy Mehrauli-Gurgaon road, demanding justice for a five-year-old girl, who was raped after being lured with the promise of a plate of chowmein.The girl, who is under treatment at Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital, was kidnapped from a function in Chakarpur and raped on March 29.People also blocked traffic near Bristol Chowk, and said the girl’s condition deteriorated as proper care was not being given at the hospital. Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner TL Satyaprakash, who visited the spot, assured the angry people that the girl would be shifted to Medanta the Medicity hospital in the city. The protesters demanded the suspension of Gurgaon’s chief medical officer, who referred the girl to Delhi. They also demanded the removal of inquiry officer Assistant Commissioner of Police Dharna Yadav, who allegedly misled the girl’s family saying that the arrested accused was a mentally disturbed person.