ONE: Kingad pressured, excited for ‘biggest fight’ of his career

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Plus the fact that Kingad is also trying to preserve his undefeated record—something that most fighters refuse to admit.“This is the biggest fight of my career,” Kingad told INQUIRER.net Tuesday in a press conference at City of Dreams Manila. “Moraes is my toughest challenge so far. He has a lot of experience.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“There is pressure. I feel it and I’m excited for the fight. I haven’t lost and in my mind, I want to keep it that way,” added Kingad, who owns a 6-0 slate.Adding to Kingad’s anxiousness is the fight will be staged in Manila at Mall of Asia Arena, which is expecting a sellout crowd. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alaska hires Altamirano, Ildefonso as new coaches OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PHOTO FROM ONE CHAMPIONSHIPThe pressure Danny Kingad has heading into Friday’s ONE: Legends of the World is no joke. Not only is Kingad fighting in his first world title shot, he’s also up against an experienced champion and Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert in Adriano Moraes.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “It makes me more excited fighting here but at the same time, I also feel nervous because obviously, I don’t want to let our fans down. I want to put on a good show,” he said.The 21-year-old Kingad hasn’t fought since beating Muhammad Aiman by unanimous decision last April in Manila.The fast-rising Team Lakay fighter was supposed to return to action in July but the event was cancelled. His bout was rescheduled a month later but things also didn’t turn out well as it was cancelled for the second time.Kingad assured that despite the snag, his buildup for his title fight against Moraes went as planned.Kingad said his training focused on improving his ground game knowing that he will be up against a master grappler.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Gun-toting bandits rob security guard

first_imgTwo gun-toting bandits robbed a security officer on Savage Street, North-East La Penitence, Georgetown on Friday at about 20:40h.According to reports, the victim, O’Neal Hopkinson, 24, of Lot 294 Savage Street, North-East La Penitence, was walking east along Savage Street when he was approached by two males dressed in dark clothing. He observed that one of them was armed with a handgun, and so he began to run, but the two suspects managed to catch up with him.They took away his wallet containing $7,000 that was in his right-side pants pocket, and his haversack, valued at $3,500, before making good their escape in a southerly direction.The matter was reported to the Police, and the area was checked for the suspects, but there was no trace of the men.Moreover, unsuccessful checks were made for CCTV cameras, in order to obtain video footage of the incident. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Group home cited for lack of training

first_img“The police are never unnecessarily called, and the staff that has been working at the facility has merely been following protocol as to when to call police,” Robinson-Turner said. An outside view of the home reveals nothing unusual, and it blends into the neighborhood on the 700 block of Farben Drive. Although some neighbors complained that crime has increased since the girls moved to the neighborhood, Maxey said Sheriff’s Department statistics show no change. Pat Watts, a neighbor two doors down from the home, said she’d hardly ever seen the children, and that the home hadn’t bothered her. Robinson-Turner said she had made changes that she expected would help. From now on, the home’s staff will go to the Sheriff’s station in person to report run-aways instead of calling deputies to the house, among other things, she said. alison.hewitt@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “No one wants to see the cops in their neighborhood that often,” said Kathleen Nolan, a planning commissioner who lives across the street from the M&R Turning Point group home. Nolan said neighbors sympathize with the girls but worry about the girls’ welfare to the peace of the neighborhood to property values. “I kind of feel bad, because these girls need a good place to live, and this is a good place,” Nolan added. “But they’re constantly going AWOL and having squabbles that the police have to be called for.” City officials have received complaints about the home and half a dozen neighbors came to a council meeting to voice their concerns. The city contacted DSS to look into Turning Point. “This facility has generated an unnecessary need for law enforcement services,” City Manager James DeStefano said. “It is a drain on Diamond Bar/Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department resources, and from my perspective, it is unacceptable.” Mary Robinson-Turner, the executive director of M&R Group Homes Inc., defended the home. DIAMOND BAR – The state Department of Social Services has cited a six-month-old group home for teenage girls for having staff who lack up-to-date training in how to respond to discipline issues. DSS issued a citation for a lack of “emergency intervention training” during a review, said spokeswoman Shirley Washington. DSS plans to meet with the city later this week with an update on their review. The group home had already come under fire from neighbors in recent weeks. The Sheriff’s Department has been called to the foster home for 11- to 17-year-old girls by the home’s staff 30 times in the past five months, and neighbors began to complain to city officials. Lt. Joe Maxey said none of the girls has been arrested and none of the calls have been for criminal activities. last_img read more

Reports – Liverpool to renew interest in Valencia striker

first_img1 Liverpool have renewed their interest in Valencia striker Paco Alcacer, according to reports in Spain.Brendan Rodgers is keen to add another attacking option to his squad at Anfield and has been alerted to the fact that Alcacer is yet to pen a new deal at the club.According to Marca, the Mestalla side had planned to extend Alcacer’s deal, which expires at the end of next season, but the striker is stalling.The Reds have spoken to the Spanish international’s representatives over his availability but will have to move quickly if they want to land the 21-year-old in January.Tottenham and Italian giants AC Milan have also been linked and could bid for the in-form striker, who is rumoured to be worth a reported £20m.Alcacer has scored eight goals in 16 appearances this term. Paco Alcacer in action for Valencia last_img read more

Exhausted Croatia train sights on France in World Cup final

first_imgCroatia have now played the equivalent of a whole match more than Didier Deschamps’ team ahead of Sunday’s final in the Russian capital but must gird themselves for one final push for glory.In beating Gareth Southgate’s young team, Croatia have surpassed the achievement of the heroes of 1998, who reached the semi-finals in France in their first World Cup as an independent nation.The victory sparked wild celebrations in the Balkan nation, where tens of thousands of fans poured onto the streets and squares, singing, letting off flares and waving red-white-and-blue flags.Croatia defender Domagoj Vida celebrates with his son after victory against England in the World Cup semi-finals © AFP / YURI CORTEZ“Dream, Dream, Dream! Croatia are in the World Cup final,” said the Sportske Novosti newspaper, adding that coach Zlatko Dalic “has entered into legend”.“The Fiery Ones are in the final, the nation is in a trance — one more step to the title!” said the Jutarnji List, using the team’s nickname.Dalic said there would be no excuses from his team despite their exertions over the past two weeks.“This is fantastic. Two players played with half a leg, but it didn’t show. In extra-time nobody wanted to be substituted. This shows character and is what makes me proud. Nobody gave up,” said Dalic.“We prepared to get to the final and we want to play it,” he said. “Going to extra-time might be a problem along with the fact France have had an extra day to recover but there will be no excuses.”– England pride –For England, the emotions are mixed — pride at reaching the last four is tempered by disappointment at letting a golden opportunity slip through their fingers.They were on course for their first final since 1966 when they took the lead through Kieran Trippier’s superb early free-kick, but Croatia hit back through Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic in front of 78,000 spectators.Supporters in London react after England lost their World Cup semi-final to Croatia © AFP / Tolga AKMENIn London, an initial wave of elation turned to heartbreak as 30,000 beer-soaked fans in Hyde Park watched their team come up short.Around 26 million people are believed to have watched the match on TV in Britain.But despite the bitter disappointment, captain Harry Kane said England had restored pride during their run to the semi-finals and could use it as a springboard for success.“It’s massive that we had a good tournament and restored pride in the nation. The fans are excited to watch us play and that’s how we have to keep progressing,” he said.Harry Kane failed to score as England crashed out of the World Cup © AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANA“We should be proud and hold our heads up high because we’ve come a long way from two years ago.”Kane looks set to claim the Golden Boot as the World Cup’s leading scorer, but the Tottenham star rarely looked like adding to his six goals against Croatia.Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper believes England have “moved forward into a brighter age”.But the Guardian said the players might struggle to shake off the ordeal of losing the semi-final. “The World Cup may never open up so obligingly again,” the paper said.France, who boast a powerful mix of youth and experience, will start as favourites when they play the third World Cup final in their history after they beat Belgium 1-0 in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba said the pain of losing the Euro 2016 final to Portugal will spur him on.“I don’t have a star. It’s on the shirt but I didn’t win it. I want one,” Pogba said of the star on the French shirt that represents the 1998 World Cup win.“I know the taste of defeat in a final. It’s really not good, very bitter… we really want to finish well, with a smile.”As Paris makes preparations for fans to watch the final, the Eiffel Tower’s management said the monument would be shut as part of security measures being taken for a big-screen broadcast of the World Cup final nearby.During the Euro 2016 final, more than 90,000 people packed into the Champ de Mars fan zone.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Croatia fans celebrate their team’s World Cup semi-final victory against England in Moscow © AFP / Konstantin CHALABOVMoscow, Russian Federation, Jul 11 – Croatia’s exhausted and battered players set their sights on the World Cup final against France on Thursday as England reflected on a missed opportunity to end more than half a century of pain.Luka Modric’s team were taken to extra-time for the third consecutive match in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday but somehow found the energy to overcome England 2-1.last_img read more

Klopp ‘pleased’ about Bayern link, but hints at Liverpool extension

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp won the Champions League final at the third attempt with a 2-0 win over Tottenham last Saturday © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSBERLIN, Germany, Jun 4 – Jurgen Klopp hinted Tuesday that he could remain Liverpool manager for another five years following his Champions League success, in an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper.The former Borussia Dortmund coach did not rule out a future return to the Bundesliga, however, after Franz Beckenbauer urged him to join Bayern Munich earlier this week. Bayern and Germany legend Beckenbauer told Bild Monday that he wanted “nothing more” than to see Klopp in the Bayern dugout.Asked about Beckenbauer’s comments, Klopp, 51, suggested he could stay at Liverpool for five years or more.“Both Bayern and Borussia Dortmund have very good coaches at the moment. I don’t know what the situation will be in five years or beyond. Maybe there are then other coaches who are being considered.”Yet Klopp did not rule out joining Bayern, and said he was “pleased” by Beckenbauer’s comments.“Of course it pleases me when Franz says something like that. Better that than for him to say I am no good.“I like Franz and he likes me. But I have a long-term contract in Liverpool.”Klopp’s current contract expires in 2021, and the Premier League club are reportedly seeking to extend it.He also told Bild that Liverpool’s Champions League triumph on Saturday was “not the beginning of an era of world domination” and that Liverpool still had ground to make up on Europe’s biggest clubs.He added he was not scared of losing his star players.“The players know what an unbelievable club they are playing for, so I am not concerned,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

West Ham’s Sam Byram says it was a difficult decision to leave Leeds United

first_imgSam Byram believes he is ready to tackle the next stage of his career against the best in the Premier League after completing a move to West Ham from Leeds.Byram, 22, has penned a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Irons, the transfer fee undisclosed, but reported to be around £3.7million.Leeds were also ready to sell to Everton, but Byram, who was born in Essex and has family connections with West Ham, is confident he made the right choice to help take his game to the next level challenging for a regular first-team place in Slaven Bilic’s squad.“I’m just looking forward to what the future holds and hopefully I can achieve things with the team going forward,” Byram told the club’s official website, www.whufc.com.“It’s a childhood dream of mine to play in the Premier League, so to have the chance to get into a team like this and I just want to get my head down, work hard and hopefully get a chance.“I spoke to the manager and he is one of the main reasons which attracted me to West Ham. I think he’s done unbelievably well with his team so far, so I’m really looking forward to working with him and his staff.“My uncle and my cousin are big West Ham fans. It’s nice to have them down here and they’ll help me settle.“I’m also really looking forward to seeing the new (Olympic) stadium in person. That was another big part in me wanting to come here. It’s a massive part of the future of the club and I can’t wait to see and hopefully play in it.”Full-back Byram moved to Yorkshire as a child before joining up with Leeds’ Academy.Byram, who can also play in a more advanced role on the right wing, came through the youth ranks at Elland Road to make his debut in the 2012/2013 campaign.The 22-year-old admits it was a difficult decision to leave.In a post on his Twitter page, Byram said: “From 10 years old and in the Academy, right up until now, I can honestly say it has been an absolute honour and privilege every time I have had the opportunity to pull on the Leeds United shirt.“I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Leeds for all that you have done to help me – the president, my managers, past and present, all the staff – I wish you all the very best going forward.“Also a huge thank you to all the fans for all the support over the last four seasons, through all the ups and downs, it really has been appreciated.“I want to wish the team the very best for the rest of the season, it’s so hard saying bye to such a good group of lads and close friends.” Sam Byram 1last_img read more

‘It felt like a World Cup final playing for Klopp. That’s what he gives players’

first_imgFormer Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes this summer top players will jump at the chance to work with Jurgen Klopp.The Reds boss has guided the club back into the Champions League for only the second time in the last eight seasons, providing they get through a play-off in August, but Gerrard thinks that will not be the deciding factor when it comes to transfer negotiations.“If I’m a top player around Europe and Jurgen picks the phone up and I get offered the chance to play for this club, which is moving forward in every single department and has a world-class manager leading it, I’d be jumping at that opportunity,” the midfielder, who played for Klopp in a post-season friendly in Australia against A League champions Sydney FC, told the Liverpool Echo.“I want to play for him and I am 37 next week! For me, it’s such an exciting project. Not just because we qualified for the Champions League but the whole project.“I went out there to play in a friendly and I felt like it was the World Cup final. That’s what he gives players.”Gerrard, who will take up his first full-time coaching role in charge of Liverpool’s Under-18s next season, added: “It’s his aura and the way he is with you – how he makes you feel.“There’s no doubt about it, if he had been here three or four years I believe I would have been part of him delivering big trophies for this club.“The next three, four, five, six years, whatever it turns out to be, are going to be very exciting and players will want to be a part of what Jurgen is doing.” 1 Steven Gerrard with Jurgen Klopp after playing for Liverpool in a friendly in Australia last_img read more

7 Tutorials on Adding The “Cinematic” Look to Your Videos

first_imgHere’s a bit of advice on breaking down how to create that “cinematic” look — including some helpful and creative resources.First and foremost, let’s talk about what a “cinematic” look even means. In the past, “cinematic” might have simply been used to describe the look of movies shot on film. One could find a “cinematic” film look in photography, advertisements, or design.However, ever since the advent of digital video and the revolution of run-and-gun videographers, weekend DPs, and YouTube vloggers, the term has become a catch-all for anything that hearkens back to cinema and film — whether that’s colors and aesthetics, or other aspects such as frame rate or shutter speed — or even camera movements, motion, and composition.There’s nothing wrong with trying to capture a cinematic look for your videos or projects. In fact, it’s perhaps easier now than ever, with even the most basic camera setups. So, let’s dive into some helpful tutorials that can teach you how to get the look you want.1. Choose the Right LensOne of the best ways to create cinematic footage right off the bat is to choose the right lens. Sure, you could argue that the camera is just as important for capturing the highest quality footage possible. However, it’s the lens that will truly give you that cinematic quality.If you own the best camera in the world but shoot with a cheap, poorly constructed lens, your footage won’t look great. However, there are tons of examples of consumer-grade cameras capturing some truly inspiring footage — with the right lenses.2. Use Film Grain OverlaysAnother quick trick for making your footage look more cinematic is to use film grain in your edit. In this tutorial, Zach Ramelan breaks down how these grain overlays can turn even the most ordinary digital footage into sequences that look like they were shot on film decades ago.You can read more about his process here — and get your own film grain overlay pack from RocketStock here.3. Create Cinematic MovementCapturing a cinematic look isn’t just about your camera, lenses, or your edit. It can also be about your composition and how you choose to move your camera. In this breakdown by Benjamin Jaworskyj, we get some awesome insights into how using a gimbal setup can make any solo videography shoot more dynamic and cinematic.For more reading, here’s a great breakdown on the different types of camera movements — and when and why you should use them.4. Build a Roger Deakins LightAsk any seasoned DP, and they’ll tell you one of the best ways to get truly cinematic footage is with the proper — and creative — use of lighting. If you think back to any of your favorite shots in classic cinema, there’s probably some phenomenal lighting going on. In this tutorial from Shutterstock Tutorials, Todd Blankenship not only shows you how to use lighting to get a cinematic style, he also breaks down how you can create your own Roger Deakins-inspired ring light rig for less than $100.You can read more about the whole process here.5. Add Slow MotionA go-to trick for many seasoned videographers and DPs is to shoot slow-motion footage as a quick and simple way to capture cinematic footage. While you can capture slow-motion footage with high frame rate recording on some of the most accessible cameras out there — like your Smartphones or Action Cams — it does take the right camera for the job, to really get high-quality FPS recording.For more tips on shooting cinematic slow-motion, read along here.6. Smooth Out Your FootageOne big problem many solo shooters and run-and-gun filmmakers face is trying to make handheld or shaky footage look clean and cinematic. Even with the gimbal movement footage mentioned above, generally speaking, the smoother the footage, the more cinematic it will look. While it’d be great to always shoot on a tripod or with a professional-grade Steadicam rig, for many of us, we’re left with shaky footage that we need to clean up and smooth out in post, to create that cinematic feel.In this tutorial, Matti Haapoja shows how to smooth out your footage without relying on Warp Stabilizer.7. Color Grade and LUTsUltimately, one of the final ways you should consider making your footage more cinematic is by “adding it in, in post,” so to speak. Just to be clear, slapping a LUT on your footage will not automatically “make it cinematic,” the way it might work with an Instagram post. But, when combined with the other tricks and advice above, YouTuber Christian Maté Grab does a great job of showing you how to work in Premiere Pro to color grade your footage for a more cinematic look.Cover image by welcomia.For more cinematic filmmaking advice and resources, check out some of these articles.Cinematography Manual: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Director of PhotographyCinematography Tip: Working with Motivated Camera MovementCinematography Tip: Working with Unmotivated Camera Movement7 Master Cinematography Techniques from Iconic DirectorsCinematography Tip: Lighting Your Production with the Inverse Square Lawlast_img read more

Gujarat is key destination for Asian firms

first_imgGujarat is emerging as a key State for investment for companies from China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan mainly in chemicals, automobile and auto parts, steel processing sectors. In last four years, the State has attracted almost $4,000 million investments in projects either commissioned or under implementation from these countries.“We are witnessing a massive inflow of investments from countries like Japan, China, and South Korea and now Taiwan has also joined the race,” Gujarat Chief Secretary J.N. Singh said, adding “dozens of companies are lining up their investments particularly in manufacturing sector in the state.”“After Suzuki’s plant in Gujarat, over one dozen small companies supplying auto parts to Suzuki have set up their factories in Mandal Bechraji industrial belt in North Gujarat,” Dr. Singh said, providing details of foreign companies’ investments in Gujarat.According to him, Japan’s external trade body JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) has already set up its office to facilitate investments from Japanese companies in Gujarat and similarly, South Korea’s KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency), is also opening its office in Gujarat from January 17th when a senior minister from Korea will inaugurate it during the Vibrant Gujarat Summit.“Chinese steel major Sunrise group has formed a Joint Venture (JV) to set up a steel pplant in Mundra, Kutch with investments of 900 million USD,” D. Thara, Vice Chairperson of Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) said.When asked whether non-participation of the U.S. and U.K. in the Vibrant Gujarat Summit as partner countries in the summit slatted to be held later this month mean the State is losing a charm among investors, Dr Singh contended that it would hardly have any impact.“There are many factors including their domestic factors like Brexit in UK. But their non participation is not something that can change the ground reality in the state. Today, the state is growing as the preferred destination for companies from Japan, Taiwan, China and South Korea,” Chief Secretary said.Ms. Thara also concurred saying the state nodal agency for industrial development gets good number of inquiries from foreign companies for land requirement and other infrastructure related needs.Four years ago in 2015, Vibrant Gujarat Global Investment Summit was one of the most high profile events of the country with attendance of the then US Secretary of State John Kerry, chiefs of United Nations and World Bank and hundreds of top diplomats and heads of several MNCs, who were jostling to hand shake with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had moved from Gujarat in May 2014.However, recently both UK and USA have stated that they would not be joining the summit as partner countries for variety of reasons. The Gujarat government has now moved to African countries besides China, Japan and South Korea, who would be sending their ministerial delegations including CEOs and businessmen of their companies in the summit to be held in Gandhinagar from January 18th to 20th.last_img read more