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B-52s enter home stretch of the season riding seven-game winning streak

B-52s enter home stretch of the season riding seven-game winning streak

first_imgThe Humboldt B-52s hosted the San Francisco Seals at Bomber Field Monday night for a single game series, winning 10-7 on the back of a strong outing from starting pitcher Brian Meyer.In six innings of work Meyer allowed three runs — all earned — off six hits, with two runs in the second and one in the fifth. Meyer issued two walks while striking out 11 batters to earn his fifth win of the season. Zach O’Hanen and Matt Becker combined for one and one-third of an inning of relief allowing four …last_img read more

Eye-Tracking & User-Testing Made Easy with YouEye

Eye-Tracking & User-Testing Made Easy with YouEye

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#biz#tips A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… User testing with eye-tracking software can be an expensive undertaking. But a startup on stage today at LAUNCH may offer a way to simplify that process – both in terms of cost, testers and technology.YouEye uses a webcam to record users’ behavior on a website. Eye-tracking can point to the areas on your site where users are drawn and those that they ignore. By using an online, Web-based and webcam solution, the service means that you can avoid complex eye-tracking cameras, and in turn, recruit testers without requiring they own specific equipment.YouEye allows you to easily set up the tests and collect and share the results. The testing includes not just eye movements, but also the mouse activity and audio recorded. You can watch the test results, listen to testers’ running commentary and “see what users see.” YouEye runs on a subscription model, based on the number of tests and testers. The startup is in beta, but you can sign up on the site for access. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Related Posts audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

How to Organically Incorporate Close-Ups Into Your Edit

How to Organically Incorporate Close-Ups Into Your Edit

first_imgClose-ups and extreme close-ups have the power to be intimate, terrifying, and hilarious. Placing these shots naturally in your work is tricky — but not impossible.Top image via Warner Bros.Close-ups have been around since the beginning of film. They’re used in everything you watch and are an essential part of filmmaking. Whether you’re shooting commercials, music videos, corporate video or actual movies, close-ups are a necessity and need to be utilized in the proper way at the appropriate time.Building TensionImage via MGM StudiosSergio Leone was a master of the close-up. Not only would he use super-wide lenses for extreme close-ups of eyes, hands, guns, and mouths, but he would edit his scenes in a way that built tension like nobody’s business. Instead of using actual camera and body movement to convey the tense nature of a scene, Leone would cut from medium shot to close-up to extreme close-up while moving back and forth between characters. The result was intense to say the least.In doing this, the audience moves with you from one desired gaze to the next. This quick, direct cutting gives the viewer no time to think — just feel.An extreme close-up of the eye is a classic method for showing character reactions and emotions. A dilating, widening, or shutting eye conveys a sense of suddenness and tension that is hard to replicate with other body movements. Roman Holiday released this wonderful video compilation of extreme eye close-ups to show you the possibilities and appeal of using these shots.TransitionalImage via Universal PicturesClose-ups can be an excellent way of transitioning to the next scene. Because of the screen-filling, eye-encompassing nature of close-ups, the object in frame is usually the ONLY object in frame. Nothing else matters. When moving from scene to scene, cutting away to an object or person that might also be in the next scene is an excellent way of transitioning by means of distraction.This method of transition is put to perfect use by Edgar Wright. Wright has discussed in the past why he likes close-ups and how close-ups can be implemented in an intelligent way.Every Frame A Painting also produced an enlightening video on why Edgar Wright’s editing and camera work is some of the best out there. Worth the watch!Using MacroImage via A24Regardless of the genre or style of video you’re producing, macro lens close-ups can be seamlessly woven into the plot — or they can be exceptionally jarring. When a character is looking at something, cut to that extremely close-up shot of the “something.” On the opposite end of the spectrum, wake your audience up with a jolting close-up.The above image is from Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, set against the white backdrop, the central alien character discovers an ant crawling on her finger. The staggeringly close shot of the ant makes it seem monstrous as it moves around on her massive finger. This shot immediately disappears and returns to wide, leaving the viewer suspended and wondering what they just saw. The cut makes the shot of the ant that much more appalling and disturbing.Taking a more light-hearted approach to a macro shot of ants, director Peyton Reed, used macro lenses to get actual shots of ants and the environments for Ant-Man. This creative use of macro photography is an excellent example of how close-ups can produce a stunning experience for the audience.Video via MarvelFor some compelling close-up examples, check out these super cuts featuring master directors making use of the technique:David FincherQuentin TarantinoPaul Thomas AndersonMartin Scorcese Jonathan DemmeGot any favorite close-up moments? Share them in the comments below!last_img read more

Magsayo stakes spotless slate

Magsayo stakes spotless slate

first_imgCocolife, Sta. Lucia eye 5th place Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIES Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Unbeaten Mark Magsayo resumes his march to greatness when he tangles with Nicaraguan Daniel Diaz for the World Boxing Organization international featherweight title in the headliner of Pinoy Pride 41 Saturday night at IEC Convention Center in Cebu City.Owning a 16-0 slate, Magsayo will gun for his 12th knockout victory and, hopefully, earn a crack at the world crown.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Though his 23-7-2 record is unimpressive, Diaz is expected to draw from his vast experience in order to stun Magsayo. They both weighed in at 126 pounds Friday.It will be a showdown of knockout artists when Santisima (13-2) will clash with Tanzanian hero Goodluck Mrema (16-0) in a super bantamweight encounter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAlbert Pagara (27-1) tackles Thai veteran Patomsuk Pathompothong in a super featherweight encounter. View commentslast_img read more

2005 ASICS NTL- SENIORS DAY THREE SUMMARY

2005 ASICS NTL- SENIORS DAY THREE SUMMARY

first_imgWell, day three at the 2005 Asics Seniors NTL has been long but good. We kicked off at 7:30am Friday morning and didn’t finish games until 10:00pm Friday night. After Thursday’s storm action, we had drizzle all day, had to move games from the main arena to preserve the muddy surface and give it time to dry out before finals and got to watch a beautiful sunset as the lights came on and we had some great night Touch. The day was action packed, with special mention going to retiring Australian Touch CEO Bill Ker (or Sonny Bill Ker as he’s now known). Bill pulled on the boots and slipped into the ACT uniform to help out a side hit hard by injuries. It was his first appearance playing at the NTL, having always been involved as an administrator. What a way to go out Sonny Bill! (Pictured here.) Summary of day three: MENS 30’s: After the final round of competition in the Mens 30’s, the Mets and Sharks finished on top of the ladder, with no losses but a draw against each other. With the Scorpions no more than one or two touchdowns behind those two sides, the finals are sure to be hot. In Saturday’s semis the Mets will face the Scorpions and the Sharks will meet the Mets, guaranteeing a certain NSW v Qld style grand final. The Cyclones are the only side yet to win a match in the Mens 30’s and will be looking to topple the Crusaders in their 8th-9th play off and finish with a match against the Warriors for 7th place. MENS 35’s: In the Mens 35’s the Sydney Scorpions and Mets are looking very tough to go past, although the Sharks and the Cyclones round up the top four and are lurking as the outside chances. The Sharks have been slightly inconsistent though, their 3-2 win over the Mets followed by a 7-6 loss to the Hornets. Other quality matches on day three of the Mens 35’s included the Rustlers 4-3 win over the Warriors and the Mets 4-2 win over the Cyclones. MENS 40’s: The Mens 40’s had a massive day of competition, not finishing until 10pm due to the cancellation of their matches the previous day. It looks like it will be an action packed competition, as the Scorpions, Sharks and Suns are all tightly packed at the top of the ladder and the Northern Eagles not far behind. The Northern Eagles are defending Champions, so they can be expected to put in a solid performance come semi finals times. The Scorpions will face the Eagles and the Sharks will play the Suns. MENS 45’s: The Cobras have been the outstanding side of the Mens 45’s, only allowing 7 touchdowns to be scored against them, with three of those being from their match against the ACT (led by the mighty Sonny Bill Ker, ATA retiring CEO who stepped in to make a final appearance for the last few matches, as the ACT side has been decimated by injuries.) The Mets, Scorpions and Eagles look like they could be the only sides who will challenge the defense of the Cobras, who are still looking as fresh as they did on day one amazingly. The Cobras will face the Eagles and the Mets will face the Scorpions in the Mens 45’s semi finals. MENS 50’s: The Mens 50’s were among the last to leave Coffs Stadium Friday night, with their matches finishing after 9pm. It was certainly a tough night for the Mens 50’s, with the weather and wind being cold, although the atmosphere under lights is always something special. Being the end of a very long day and quite late at night, amny of their final round of pool matches were low scoring affairs, the Eagles winning 6-0 over the Rustlers, Cyclones 4-0 over the Suns, Sharks 4-0 over the Cobras and Mets 2-1 over Hornets. The Mets will face the Sharks in the first semi final, while the Hornets will meet the local Northern Eagles. WOMENS 30’s: The Crusaders and Scorpions look the side to beat in this division, their 3-3 draw earlier in the competition leaving them on top of the ladder together. Their strong record puts them straight through to the semi finals, with the other sides forced into qualifying finals for the final two spots in the semis Friday night. The qualifying system looks complicated, but basically the remaining sides, the Suns, Mets, Cobras and Rustlers are fighting for the two remaining spots in the Semi finals. WOMENS 35’s: The Womens 35’s competition may only have five teams but it is certainly tough. The Cyclones and Rustlers played off for the final spot in the final four, with the Cyclones, yet to win a match all tournament, defeating the Rustlers 1-0. They now go through to a semi final against the Hornets, while the Suns will face the Sharks. WOMENS 40’s: The Sydney Scorpions finished top of their pool with four wins and a draw, with the draw against the third placed Cyclones indicating the Eagles (finishing second,) the Scorpions and Cyclones all have more than just a fingertip on the title. The Scorpions will face the Cobras in the first semi final, while the Eagles play the Cyclones.last_img read more

10 months agoHuddersfield close to deal for Leyton Orient starlet Joshua Koroma

10 months agoHuddersfield close to deal for Leyton Orient starlet Joshua Koroma

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Huddersfield close to deal for Leyton Orient starlet Joshua Koromaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeyton Orient starlet Joshua Koroma is attracting Premier League interest.The Mirror says Huddersfield Town are set to win the race for Leyton Orient whiz Koroma.The 20-year-old has come through the youth ranks at Brisbane Road, and is highly-regarded.He was being tracked by Aston Villa, Derby and Middlesbrough.But the Terriers are now in pole position to hand him a dream move to the Premier League. last_img read more

Dicks to stop selling assaultstyle rifles in its stores

Dicks to stop selling assaultstyle rifles in its stores

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Dick’s Sporting Goods will immediately end sales of assault-style rifles in its stores and won’t sell guns to anyone under 21 years old following the school massacre in Parkland, Florida.Dick’s Chairman and CEO Edward Stack said on “Good Morning America” Wednesday that after the shooting the company “felt it needed to do something.”Stack says that the gunman, Nickolas Cruz, had purchased a gun at a Dick’s store, but not the one used at the school shooting, even though all existing rules were followed. Stack says that the system that’s in place won’t stop sales to dangerous people and said lawmakers must do something.Stack said Dick’s is prepared for any potential backlash, but will not change its policies on gun sales.last_img read more

The Faceless Men And Women Of The US Open

The Faceless Men And Women Of The US Open

(And the slights aren’t limited to photos: At least one American’s photo was accompanied by an Italian flag for one of her doubles matches.)By the first Friday of the Open, the tournament had added photos for many players, including del Potro, Thiem and Almagro. It took a little longer for many women, including Konjuh and Sevastova, who finally got their photos added by that Sunday.Not all the players minded their missing photos. Sevastova, after upsetting Johanna Konta to reach the quarterfinals, said in response to my question at her postmatch news conference that she’d noticed her photo was finally added. “Now I have a photo,” she said. “Now I saw my photo.” Having no photo was better than if the U.S. Open had just used her “WTA picture with short hair,” she said. “I didn’t like it, actually, so it was OK without [a] picture.”The U.S. Open provides an unusual opportunity to check out what the faceless men and women of sport have in common because the tournament lists hundreds of players, all gathered on one website. On the first Friday of the tournament, I did an exhaustive survey of all 579 players on the page — the number shifts during the tournament as draws are finalized for events that start later in the tournament, such as juniors. More than one third of the players — 211 — were missing photos. That includes 44 players who were in the men’s or women’s singles draws, the most prominent events at the Open. In addition to Konjuh and Sevastova, that list included Naomi Osaka, who’d just lost a third-round thriller in Arthur Ashe Stadium to Madison Keys; Laura Siegemund, who was playing seven-time major champ Venus Williams in Ashe the next day; 2015 French Open quarterfinalist Alison Van Uytvanck; Laura Robson, who made the fourth round at the 2012 U.S. Open; and Americans Christian Harrison and Danielle Collins.It’s no coincidence that more women than men were missing: According to Widmaier, there was a lag in adding women’s photos even after the problem was identified. (He wasn’t sure why.)So what factors decided who got a photo by the fifth day of the tournament and who didn’t? I checked a wide range of factors,1By grabbing data off each player’s U.S. Open page and running a regression between whether the player had a photo on the night of the tournament’s first Friday and the player’s other characteristics. and the determinants of whether a player had a profile pic weren’t surprising: Americans, players active on tour and veterans were mostly likely to have a photo. Being from the U.S. increased a player’s chances of having a picture on the site by 30 percentage points. With every singles match a competitor played this year, his or her chances went up by 2 percentage points. A year of age added 3 percentage points.2The percentages assume a linear relationship, which wouldn’t apply at extremes. (We don’t think someone who has played 60 singles matches this year has a greater than 100 percent chance of having a photo.) The exact percentages depend on which variables we include. I also tested, for instance, peak singles ranking, career matches and matches won, but those all are closely linked to both singles matches played this year and to age. So perhaps the most surprisingly snubbed people were the American women’s doubles pair of Ashley Weinhold, 27, and Caitlin Whoriskey, 28. Their faces remained missing on the second Thursday of the tournament. (Then again, neither has ever been ranked in the top 100 in singles or doubles.)Konjuh, who is 18, said she understood why she didn’t have a photo. “Like probably most of the other players that are young or coming didn’t have pictures,” she said in her news conference.Widmaier promised a more completist approach to player photography at the 2017 Open: “It will be improved upon next year.” Anastasija Sevastova and Ana Konjuh defied expectations and their low rankings — both outside the top 40 — to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals. They have something else in common: For the first week of the tournament, where their photos were supposed to appear on the U.S. Open website and app, there instead appeared black rectangles with the flags of their countries and the words “NO BIO PHOTO.”“I saw on the live score, yeah, on the U.S. Open app, yeah, it says, like, ‘bio’ or something,” Konjuh said when I asked about her absent photo at her news conference after she upset Agnieszka Radwanska in the fourth round.Every sport has these faceless men and women, the ones who aren’t supposed to make the team or get off the bench, who are so new they haven’t been photographed, who may get rushed in front of a digital camera so media staff can get a snap worth posting.Tennis majors face a special challenge in filling those blank rectangles: Up to 128 players enter each of the men’s and women’s qualifying draws, and more than 100 others enter each of the men’s and women’s singles draws. There can be more than 100 players competing only in doubles, and an additional 100 or more might enter only the juniors or juniors qualifying draws. As of the two-week event’s middle Sunday, there were 698 players on the U.S. Open player page.But some of the snubbed U.S. Open players are hardly nobodies. Early in the tournament, 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, No. 10 Dominic Thiem and former No. 9 Nicolas Almagro were among those missing photos. Asked about them on the first Thursday of the tournament, Chris Widmaier, spokesman for the U.S. Tennis Association, which runs the U.S. Open, said, “It’s a disappointment.” I asked if it’s a priority to get photos for the players — all of whom have been professionally photographed at dozens if not hundreds of matches worldwide, and who have pictures that appear on the ATP and WTA websites and on their U.S. Open credentials. “It is now,” Widmaier said. read more

Terry rejects Spartak Moscow move

Terry rejects Spartak Moscow move

first_imgFormer Chelsea captain John Terry has closed words going around about his move to Spartak Moscow.He has said that the deal has been called off. Terry had gone to Rome on Saturday and undergone medicals after initial agreement of terms with Spartak Moscow.But after returning to England for a while, he has decided he will no longer be making the move to join the Russian side.“After considerable thought, I have decided to decline a contract offer from Spartak Moscow. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Spartak and wish them and their supporters well for the rest of the season,” Terry said on an Instagram post.“They are an ambitious club and I have been very impressed with their professionalism and the time they have given me. But after assessing this move with my family, we’ve decided this is not the right next move at this time. Good luck Spartak.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…last_img read more

Infosys to acquire Noah Consulting in allcash deal

Infosys to acquire Noah Consulting in allcash deal

first_imgContinuing its acquisition spree, Infosys on Monday said that it would acquire Houston-based Noah Consulting in an all-cash deal worth $70 million or Rs 450 crore.Noah Consulting is specialised in providing advanced information management consulting services for the oil and gas industry, Infosys said in a statement.The deal is expected to be completed before the end of the third quarter in the current fiscal year, Infosys said.Following the announcement, Infosys shares went up by 1.5% to trade at Rs 1,111 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).India’s second largest IT firm, which remained “conservative” on acquisitions in the past, is now taking inorganic route to propel its growth after Vishal Sikka became the CEO of the company in August last year.Last month, Sikka had said that the company was mulling over acquisitions ‘similar’ to Accenture and Cognizant. Recently, it has announced a partnership with US-based venture capital firm Vertex Ventures as a part of its strategy to gain access to start-ups that work on disruptive technologies.Vertex Ventures, founded by former Facebook executive Jonathan Heiliger and former Accel Partners executive In Sik Rhee, has so far raised funds worth $141 million to support start-ups in areas “ranging from cloud computing to cyber security.”Further, Infosys had acquired Kallidus, a digital experience solutions firm, in a deal worth $120 million in April. It had also acquired US-based automation technology firm, Panaya, for $200 million in February, NDTV Profit reported.Infosys continued its post robust earnings for the second consecutive quarter in the July-September period, with its profit zooming by 9.8% on a sequential basis.last_img read more