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Villa star urges Austin move while Traore is linked with QPR exit

Villa star urges Austin move while Traore is linked with QPR exit

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving QPR and Chelsea…Aston Villa defender Micah Richards has urged his new club to make a bid for QPR striker Charlie Austin, the Birmingham Mail claims.Speculation over Austin’s future has continued since West London Sport revealed last week that Rangers had rejected an offer from Leicester.And Richards is quoted as saying Austin would make a perfect replacement for Christian Benteke if he was sold by Villa, adding: “Charlie Austin has scored a lot of goals hasn’t he?“Some of the games I watched towards the end of last season, he was winning games on his own.”Newcastle have also been linked with a move for Austin but the Daily Express now believes they will sign Anderlecht’s Aleksandar Mitrovic instead.Austin scored 18 Premier League goals for QPR last seasonTalkSport suggests Armand Traore, who hasn’t travelled with Rangers on their pre-season tour of Italy, is being monitored by French club Lille.Meanwhile, The Sun claims Chelsea will look to send Brazilian youngster Kenedy out on loan to aid his bid for a work permit, once they have completed a deal for the 19-year-old Fluminense forward.There is more speculation over apparent Chelsea interest in Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain.The Express claims Stoke will want £9m before they allow Begovic to move to Stamford Bridge, while the Daily Star reports that Napoli have reiterated they will not sell Higuain for anything less than his release clause of £67m.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Women’s Lace Headband Retro Hair Band Wide Headwraps Hair Accessories – Lovely headband!

Women’s Lace Headband Retro Hair Band Wide Headwraps Hair Accessories – Lovely headband!

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Employ the Usage Tab to Simplify a DaVinci Resolve Project

Employ the Usage Tab to Simplify a DaVinci Resolve Project

first_imgThe Usage Tab can help remove unused clips from a large media pool and make any DaVinci Resolve project easier to manage.In addition to crafting aesthetically pleasing shots, the more mundane task of managing grades, clips, and timelines is also a colorist’s job. Removing unused clips from a large media pool makes any DaVinci Resolve project easier to manage, but how do you know what’s being used and what isn’t?There’s a small feature represented as a piece of metadata called Usage that can help with this detective work. Let’s look at how to use it.For the sake of this demonstration, load the entire contents of a project drive into the DaVinci Resolve project, and then import any timeline that references the footage via XML, EDL or AAF. The majority of edited timelines will use significantly less footage than was shot.Above: import your XML first. Here’s a complicated project with multiple camera formats and resolutions.Head to the Media page, the best place for managing footage and analyzing the wide variety of metadata information such as frame rate, resolution, and file path. The Media page organizes every clip in sortable spreadsheet-style tabs familiar to any NLE user. Right-clicking on the column heading brings up a host of other metadata options that can be hidden or revealed. The one we’re looking for is Usage.Above: right-click the main column heading and select Usage from the myriad options.At first, Usage displays a column in which every row shows a default letter X. We’ll need to refresh the column to reflect what’s being used in the cuts.Above: selecting usage reveals a column with default Xs. Right-click anywhere in the media footage pool and select Update Usage Data near the bottom.Above: right-click anywhere in the media pool and select Update Usage Data near the bottom.Clicking this will either maintain the Xs or transform them into numbers. The numbers correspond to how many times the footage is referenced in the project’s timeline. Anything denoted with an X is not being used and can be safely removed from the project without producing the dreaded offline graphic.Above: some of the clips now display numbers, indicating their use in the cut.Since we’ll be removing media from our project, you may want to save a version of your project before the next step so you can always revert back to a more complete project. From here, click the Usage column to sort it. This will separate the used shots away from the unused shots. Then it’s just a matter of shift-selecting all the unused clips, right-clicking within them, and choosing Removed Selected Clips.Sorting the Usage column separates the used clips from the unused. It’s easy now to remove the unreferenced clips to simplify your project.Got any additional tips for consolidating projects? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

The crime ministers

The crime ministers

first_imgThe symbolism surrounding the Commonwealth Games never ends. Just five days before the official opening, portions of three key roads in the Capital collapsed, one sinkhole big enough to swallow a bus. The Delhi Government has spent Rs 650 crore on “widening, strengthening and resurfacing of roads” and so far,,The symbolism surrounding the Commonwealth Games never ends. Just five days before the official opening, portions of three key roads in the Capital collapsed, one sinkhole big enough to swallow a bus. The Delhi Government has spent Rs 650 crore on “widening, strengthening and resurfacing of roads” and so far, two dozen cave-ins have been reported from various parts of the city since July. It was yet another ominous portent for an event already mired in scandals and embarrassing failures.The last minute interventions at the highest levels of government seem to have salvaged some pride but it could not compensate for the damage to the country’s image and the growing sense of anger among residents of Delhi and the feeling that the Games were used as a cover-up for large scale loot. The true extent of that will only emerge after the event is over since the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) inquiries and other audits on cost overruns, corruption and deliberate delays have been put on the backburner, again to save national pride.But the contours of what is potentially the biggest collective scam in modern India have already emerged. Such is the cynicism that SMS jokes doing the rounds refer to CWG boss Suresh Kalmadi as Chef de Commission. Kalmadi may not have put his hand in the till, as he declares often, but certainly there is enough evidence to show that the embarrassments and scandals have not ended. They may have just begun.It starts with the showpiece of the CWG, the Village. The basements in the Games Village towers are flooded because the builders, Emaar MGF, in league with the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), violated the original norms. Each tower was meant to have two levels of basement parking since the flats were to be sold after the Games. To increase the number of flats, the builders ensured that the final design had just one basement level. That’s not all.advertisementThe massive water seepage in the basement is because the foundation level is lower than that of the Yamuna River, just 150 metre away. The seepage has caused lifts and other electrical fittings to malfunction. Initially, the Games Village was to be built near Bawana, but it was shifted to the current location near the Yamuna at the insistence of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. It was a violation of the National Capital Region Plan that calls for decongestion of Delhi by focusing on development of satellite towns. The controversial project started on the PPP model with the DDA joining hands with Emaar MGF.A portion of Delhi’s Vikas Marg caves in after rains.Once construction was on in full swing, the latter claimed to have run out of funds and was bailed out by the DDA which bought 333 flats for Rs 766 crore last year. The real situation came to light only when the project was completed in June this year and the extra flats were discovered in areas originally meant for parking. DDA sources now say that Rs 250 crore, a part of the bailout amount, was diverted by Emaar MGF to other projects they were involved in. Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna has now ordered an audit and quality report to ascertain how original rules were flouted by the builders and whether the DDA was in the know all along. At the intervention of Khanna, who is also its chairman, the DDA gave Emaar MGF a temporary completion certificate so that the Village could be used for the Games.The Scapegoat?: Suresh Kalmadi takes the flak but the blame extends far beyond his jurisdiction.”The lieutenant governor has ordered to keep the bank guarantee of the developer alive till the enquiry is complete,” says Ranjan Mukherjee, Khanna’s Officer on Special Duty for the CWG.Then there is the scandal surrounding the Rs 5-crore pedestrian overbridge at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium that collapsed last month and is now the most potent symbol of how most of the CWG projects were marred by huge cost over-runs, poor site management, delays and quality compromises. Remarking that the overbridge “collapsed like a pack of cards”, the Supreme Court slammed the Centre and Delhi government for “rampant corruption” in the Games “where the payments are made without work being done”.The bridge was being constructed under the supervision of Delhi Government’s Public Works Department (PWD). It was designed by Tandon Consultants Private Limited, based in Jangpura, Delhi, who were debarred for two years in July 2009 by the Delhi Metro following an accident where a cantilever arm gave in at Zamrudpur in south Delhi. An enquiry revealed “serious” deficiency in their design. The contractor was Chandigarh-based PR Infrastructures who were involved in another overbridge, construction of which has now been stopped. Another potential scam is the Rs 650-crore contract for upgrading streetlights across Delhi.advertisementAGENCIES THAT GOT YOU CWG 2010Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF): Owner of the Commonwealth GamesOrganising Committee (OC): Responsible for successful conduct of the GamesGovernment of IndiaMinistry of Youth Affairs and Sports: Nodal Ministry responsible for the Games Group of Ministers, chaired by Urban Development Minister: Responsible for top-level policy decisionsCommittee of Secretaries, chaired by Cabinet Secretary: Monitors implementation of policy decisionsGOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY OF DELHI (GNCTD)Lieutenant Governor: Responsible for security, law & order and DDA-related workChief Minister’s Committee: Responsible for infrastructure and other activities within GNCTDEmpowered Committee Chaired by chief secretary: Oversees projects executed by the GNCTD and its agenciesImplementing Agencies (For infrastructure and venue development)PARIMAL RAI, NDMC ChairmanCentral PWD, DDA, NDMC, MCD, GNCTD (PWD), Engineers India Ltd and RITES LtdK.S. MEHRA, MCD CommissionerA.K. NIGAM, DDA Vice-chairman  The project was to replace perfectly functional street lighting systems with a new one. The New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) floated a tender for the project, with an estimated cost of Rs 62 crore. Phillips Electronics India agreed to execute the project at Rs 34 crore, which indicated that the project budget was outlandish. That a scam was in the making was evidenced by the fact that MLA Karan Singh Tanwar, who is also a member of the NDMC, raised the issue and officially recorded his dissent.There have been allegations that NDMC Chairman Parimal Rai has been sheltering the chief engineer in charge of the project. The vigilance department of the NDMC diverted the issue by putting the blame for delays and cost over-runs on two assistant engineers, one of who has already retired. Later it was concluded that “there was no mala fide intention.”That will be under scrutiny when the Games are over and the full-scale investigation into the delays and sub-standard work begins. The technical wing of the CVC has inspected 16 Games-related projects which came under the Union Sports Ministry, Urban Development Ministry and the Delhi Government and made damaging revelations. Its report says that all the organisations executing works for the Games had used “inadmissible factors” to raise the budgeted costs citing “urgent/emergent circumstances”. Further, certain items, which were not part of the tender, were later incorporated in the contract at higher rates.There’s more. Of all the upgrades that greet Delhi citizens these days, the most common are the swanky new buses ordered to ferry athletes and CWG officials. The Delhi government spent Rs 1,800 crore to augment the existing fleet with 2,276 extra buses and spent another Rs 900 crore to construct bus depots to house them.The combined expenditure is three times the cost of constructing the main Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. This translates into an average cost of Rs 80 lakh per bus. What has raised eyebrows in official circles is that a state-of-the-art Volvo luxury ac bus is available in India for Rs 40 lakh, exactly half of what the Dikshit Government paid.advertisementThere have been numerous other instances highlighted by the media but nothing illustrates official apathy and lack of priorities more than the fact that even while the scandals and embarrassments were piling up with venues unfinished and shoddy workmanship, the highest official body responsible for the Games, the Group of Ministers under Urban Development Minister, Jaipal Reddy, in their last two meetings on September 6 and 16, discussed just two issues: the opening and closing ceremonies. With that sort of priority, it’s no wonder that the CWG has become a symbol of India’s backwardness rather than a showpiece for India Rising.last_img read more

County Championship roundup: Kent and Northants suffer stunning collapses

County Championship roundup: Kent and Northants suffer stunning collapses

first_imgCounty Championship Division Two Sign up to the Spin – our weekly cricket round-up news Keaton Jennings, Haseeb Hameed and Liam Livingstone all fell cheaply, with only wicketkeeper Alex Davies of the favoured top four looking confident with 23. Dane Vilas and Shivnarine Chanderpaul put on 64 before Chanderpaul was caught for 11. Vilas was bowled for 49 by Harry Gurney in an impressive bowling performance by promoted Nottinghamshire. Luke Fletcher, who was ruled out of the second half of last season after sustaining a head injury in a T20 match, bowled some vigorously burly spells and grabbed a wicket.In reply, Nottinghamshire batted increasingly anxiously through a sun-drenched evening session finishing on 127 for six with wickets for Graham Onions and Joe Mennie on their Lancashire championship debuts, and three for 17 for Tom Bailey.There were half-centuries for Ian Bell and Tim Ambrose at Edgbaston where Warwickshire knocked up a relatively statesmanlike 284 for nine thanks to an unbeaten last‑wicket partnership of 62 between Ambrose and Chris Wright. There were four wickets for David Wiese. It was Jason Gillespie’s first outing as Sussex coach.At Southampton, Worcestershire fought back from 83 for six to 211 all out thanks to a cracking little fifty from wicketkeeper Ben Cox and 40 from Ed Barnard. There was to be no further cameo from James Vince in Hampshire’s second innings, caught off Magoffin for 12, nor runs for Sam Northeast, bowled Leach for four. The top scorer was Hashim Amla, run out for 36 as Hampshire finished on 163 for eight, leading Worcestershire by 242 runs.There was no play at Headingley for the second day in a row, with the sponge‑like conditions on the outfield near the Football Stand end making it too dangerous to start the match. For that, Yorkshire and Essex might feel just a tiny bit of relief. Topics Share on Pinterest And so within 48 hours the County Championship swung from the damply ridiculous to the calamitously camp. A combination of pitches sweating under covers, dampness in the air and tentative early-season batting led to a cascade of wickets – 85 in all – tumbling with a comedy parp and a wiggle all the way from Canterbury to Lord’s. With five of the six first-round games in play on the second day of the season; two teams were bowled out for less than a hundred, one match was into its third innings and one into its fourth.At Canterbury, where the sun promised to dry up the outfield, play didn’t start until lunch but then Kent were bowled out for 64 in 18.5 overs with only the loudly-whispered-about Zak Crawley making it into double figures. The wickets were shared between Gloucestershire’s bowlers, with Matt Taylor’s four for 20, and Craig Miles’ three for 11 the pick. It was Kent’s lowest first‑class total for five years. In reply Gloucestershire stumbled to 56 for six before recovering to 110 for eight at the close, with eight players in single figures and only the wicketkeeper Gareth Roderick holding things together with 51. Darren Stevens took three for 19 and there were two wickets for Matt Henry, including one with the third ball of his Kent career.Over at Lord’s where Friday’s play had promised something rather more strong and stable, 26 wickets fell in the day. Northamptonshire were bowled out for 71, with James Harris pocketing wonderful season-boosting figures of 5.2 overs, five wickets for nine. There was a wicket for Toby Roland Jones and four for Tim Murtagh who captured his 700th first-class dismissal in the process. In their second innings Middlesex folded to 159 all out with Max Holden top scoring with 33 and Murtagh swinging the bat at the end for 31. There were three wickets each for Doug Bracewell and Luke Procter. At the close, Northants were nine without loss, chasing an improbable 294 to win.At Old Trafford, Jake Ball, long‑legged and tidy, and desperately keen to regain the selectors’ affections after a winter of disappointment, ran in purposefully from the James Anderson end. He took five for 43 as the fancied Lancashire batting lineup failed to flourish in a Manchester sun so fierce that at one point it stopped play until a reflective panel under the sightscreen was draped with what looked like a tablecloth. Since you’re here… Share on Facebook Kent Share on LinkedIn Northamptonshire The Observer Middlesex Support The Guardian Share via Email Share on Messenger County Championship Division One Read more Share on Twitter Reuse this content … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsApp Nottinghamshire Lancashirelast_img read more

Touch Footy Show – NYC Edition

Touch Footy Show – NYC Edition

first_imgIn this edition, Mark Spear, Adam Raptis and Glenn Hayes discuss the upcoming event – the favourites, who to watch out for as well as celebrating the Touch Footy Show’s first birthday. To view the video please click on the link http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=865 or locate ‘MyTouch TV’ on the Touch Football Australia homepage.last_img

a month agoHummels on Man Utd target Sancho: He’d walk into any team in the world

a month agoHummels on Man Utd target Sancho: He’d walk into any team in the world

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Hummels on Man Utd target Sancho: He’d walk into any team in the worldby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMats Hummels is full of praise for Borussia Dortmund teammate Jadon Sancho.The England winger is being linked with Manchester United.”I could imagine him in just about any team in the world,” Hummels told Bild.”Although he’s not mature yet, Jadon is already an outstanding footballer. His one-on-one, the pace. He loves to prepare goals.”He is an absolute weapon that even has potential for improvement.” last_img read more

Video: Louisville’s Rick Pitino Thrashed A Student Reporter During Thursday’s Press Conference

Video: Louisville’s Rick Pitino Thrashed A Student Reporter During Thursday’s Press Conference

first_imgRick Pitino in a press conference.Louisville’s men’s basketball team went one-and-done in the ACC Tournament, losing its quarterfinal game to North Carolina Thursday afternoon. Following the contest, Cardinals’ coach Rick Pitino held a brief press conference with reporters. The first question came from Derek Brightwell, a reporter for the school’s student newspaper, the Louisville Cardinal. Brightwell asked Pitino why his team has struggled against the zone so much this season; Pitino was apparently not impressed with the question. The question starts at the 0:56 mark.  It is fairly clear why Louisville has struggled against the zone this season; they don’t shoot the ball well, which is typically a requirement for good offense when facing a zone defense. But Pitino pulled the I’m a big-time college basketball coach and you’re a student reporter that doesn’t know anything move, and he came across as a pretty big jerk in the process. The student reporter was apparently OK with it, though. Got thrashed by Pitino at the presser, but the @CardChronicle comment section was talking about me. Also picked up 4 followers. #illtakeit— Derek Brightwell (@derekbrightwell) March 12, 2015Louisville will learn its NCAA Tournament fate Sunday night.[Courier-Journal]last_img read more

Ottawa says it will sell back Mirabel land expropriated for airport in

Ottawa says it will sell back Mirabel land expropriated for airport in

first_imgMIRABEL, Que. — The Canadian government says it is planning to sell back the last remaining unused land it expropriated in 1969 for construction of the Mirabel airport.Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau said today Ottawa will offer the roughly 300 hectares of land for sale to its original owners or their descendants.About 38,800 hectares of farmland were expropriated by Ottawa in the 1960s to make way for the ill-fated airport project. The Mirabel airport never caught on with passengers, and its terminal was demolished in 2014. It now serves only cargo airlines.Ottawa had sold back 32,000 hectares in the 1980s, and in 2006 it began returning what remained outside the airport zone. But it excluded 300 hectares that were inaccessible by road.That obstacle was removed in 2016 when Ottawa and the city of Mirabel reached an agreement to open up the last bit of territory.The government of Pierre Elliott Trudeau wanted to turn the Mirabel airport into the main hub of airline travel for the Montreal region, but that vision never came to be. About 3,000 families were affected by the expropriations in the 1960s.Today’s announcement ends the long-running dispute over expropriated lands outside the airport zone. But the city of Mirabel continues to eye excess lands within the airport zone for industrial development purposes.The Canadian Presslast_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