SXSW Panel: How to Get People to Care About Your Film

first_imgA panel at this year’s SXSW Conference and Festivals covered how (and why) you should be putting yourself and your work out there.Last week at SXSW, I sat down for a panel called “How to Get People to Give a F*** About Your Film.” I wasn’t really sure what advice they could give me other than “Make something really good and know how to market your work.” But, boy am I glad I sat in. The panel consisted of a few different publicists and filmmakers: David Ninh of Kino Lorber Inc (and formerly Kickstarter); Rachel Walker of Sundance; Megan Griffiths, Director of The Off Hours and Lucky Them; and Meredith Alloway of Filmmaker Magazine.The conversation lasted an hour, but I’m showcasing a few moments when I feel like the speakers shared some of the most helpful advice for anybody currently trying to get people to see, distribute, or fund their film.(You can listen to the entire panel here.)Seek Out and Contact CriticsImage via ImYanis.You want people to see your film. It’s that simple. One way for viewers to find out about it is to read about it in a publication. So, how do you pull this off? You send short, concise emails that stand out from the crowd. 9 out of 10 times, journalists won’t read your email — especially if it’s a long treatise about how much the film means to you. But, you have to reach out to as many people as possible anyway.You know, one of the things I learned from filmmakers who are new is that you need to know who the main critics are and [follow] them. That’s kind of an issue — like you need to be really like on top of following who is covering film and who is reviewing, who’s into women’s films, who’s really into docs, and so on and so forth.Ninh summarizes the biggest takeaway here beautifully: “Who should be writing about your film, and why should they care about writing about your film?” Filmmakers need to give journalists a reason to say “This creator is doing something different” or “This creator has a unique voice.” And it’s important not to underestimate smaller publications. These writers want to care about what they’re writing about, and when they find something good, they’ll be more motivated to cover it. So don’t be above sending your film to local publications or film festivals. The more eyes on your project, the better.Journalists and publications also often cover specific genres or specific filmmakers whom they want to champion. Do some research and determine good target markets for your coverage.Put in the HoursMegan Griffiths, a filmmaker from Seattle, talked about the importance of paying your dues:I’m all about finding a win-win in every scenario and not basing a whole career on favors or a whole feature on favors because it just peters out pretty quickly — like you can usually get your friends to come out once maybe twice if you’re really nice to them. But it’s hard to get people to sort of rally around you, and you really need them to. If you’re making a film, when you’re putting it out in the world, you really need them again.I worked in the Seattle film community for 10 years before I made my film The Off Hours. I worked various roles on the crew side and on lots of small-budget and no-budget movies for free. And I just garnered a lot of goodwill. I didn’t do it without putting my time in on the ground and giving a lot back to the community before I tried to take.It’s really true. Directing a project and trying to build a crew is extremely hard if 1) you don’t know anyone and 2) if the crew has no reason to trust you. So, if you’re new to production or want to get involved with the industry, the best thing you can do is to just start working. Take any job you can and work hard. The first gig I ever had was in transportation, driving the crew back and forth. Guess what: it sucked. But, I met a lot of great people on the crew, and piggybacking off that gig, I worked consistently for the following three productions. The beauty of all this grinding and sleep deprivation is that, eventually, you’ll be a part of a community that will rally once it’s time to tell your story.Always Be NetworkingImage via Liu Zishan.Ninh eventually spoke about the absolute necessity of networking. Often, creatives — whether writers or directors — are introverts and not really interested in the whole networking thing. But in this industry, it’s crucial that you get your name out. Ninh explains:You can be shy and be creative, but you also have to be underground, hustling every second, trying to meet everyone, trying to be out there, and even if you’re in a smaller town or in Texas, like, you know you have to figure out what your local networks are there that can support you — and also filmmakers that might have come from where you are from and who have gone on to success. A lot of them are willing to give back.An amazing way to meet local filmmakers or producers is to volunteer at film festivals. If you do (no matter the size of the festival), I guarantee you’ll come across a director or producer. No matter where you are in your career as a filmmaker, these connections can’t hurt you. You’ll learn from the films you watch and the people you meet. It’s all about networking and communication.The Power of Look BooksImage via Studio 72.As you form ideas for your film or doc, it’s important to find photos and imagery that you want to replicate or imitate with your film. You collect these images in a “look book,” and this is what will get your film funded. Your script is basically second in this regard. Rachel Walker explained why this visual tool can help you more than anything else:It is a huge, huge tool, and I think — through building it — not only are you connecting with what the project is about, but you’re also seeing it visually. And a lot of people were like, you know, you’re at SXSW but right now; I’m sure a lot of you have scripts. Like even putting together a 5- to 10-page deck that’s just images is extremely beneficial for you. And I actually really like it when my friends send me their scripts and look books, even if there’s nothing I can do for them. I am now one more person who cares about their project getting made. So that’s something else to keep in mind. It’s really scary, I think, to send things to friends sometimes. But the more people who see it, the more people who you know might be able to help but now care about it happening because they’ve seen your work.Even though you want friends, financiers, crew members, actors, and producers to read your script and understand exactly what kind of story you want to tell, more often than not, people don’t have the time or energy to do so. So, these quick images can be a perfect representation of what you’re trying to make.I had a friend who sent me the look book for her film, and again, I was like ‘There is nothing I can necessarily do,’ but I was having a phone call with the producer the other day that was, like, we’re looking for feature scripts, and an image from her look book stuck with me. I didn’t read the script because I’m horrible, but you know it’s true. I thought about the look book, and I was like “You know what? I’m going to connect you with this person.”Cover image via NEON.Looking for more filmmaking tips and tricks? Check these out.Building The Ultimate, High-Versatility Cinema Camera PackageThe Secrets Behind Apollo 11’s Success Are a Story All Their OwnWhy You Should Be Using Film Grain on Digital Video + 5 Free Film Grain Overlays3 Easy Stereo Recording Techniques For Your Next ProjectProduction Tips: The Four Secrets of a Successful Documentarylast_img read more

Oscars 2016: Priyanka Chopra looks nothing short of stunning in a naked dress

first_imgShe’s won her first People’s Choice Award for her television show, Quantico, signed her first Hollywood movie and made her first appearance at the Oscars red carpet. *A round of applause for the star, please.*Oscars 2016 Live Updates: So white or not, Hollywood’s biggest night is here! Picture courtesy: Reuters After making big splashes on the Indian red carpets, Priyanka Chopra made sure that her first appearance on the Oscars red carpet would be a memorable one. Attending the Academy Awards to present an award, the stunner from Bajirao Mastani chose to take an elegant route at Hollywood’s biggest night, rather than going for an edgy look, like the one seen at the People’s Choice Award.Wearing a look fresh off the runway, the actress sported a Zuhair Murad Spring 2016 Couture dress that came with a waist-cinching metallic belt paired with shoes from Jimmy Choo.Also read:SEE PICS: Priyanka Chopra preps up for Oscars 2016Sticking to minimal makeup, a slick ponytail and crimson lips were the highlight of Priyanka’s beauty look.The actress also took to Instagram to show off all the bling she brought to the red carpet by sporting statement diamond rings and diamond drop earrings from Lorraine Schwartz.Picture courtesy: Instagram/@priyankachopra This girl is one hell of a red-carpet slayer!ALSO SEE: OSCARS 2016 FULL COVERAGElast_img read more

Chelsea boss Lampard reveals reasons behind Pulisic omission

first_imgChelsea boss Frank Lampard says he plans to be patient with Christian Pulisic after the USMNT winger was only named as a substitute for their season opener at Manchester United.With the Blues currently serving a transfer ban, Pulisic is the only new signing at Chelsea this summer after his £58 million ($73m) switch from Borussia Dortmund was agreed in January.Lampard opted against handing Pulisic a start in his first competitive match in charge of the club on Sunday, choosing instead to field Pedro and Ross Barkley in the wide areas with England youngster Mason Mount in support of forward Tammy Abraham. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Pulisic eventually did make it onto the field in the 58th minute when he replaced England international Barkley. Chelsea were already 1-0 down at that stage courtesy of a first half penalty from Marcus Rashford.Pulisic had little time to make an impact on the game before United doubled their lead through Anthony Martial on 66 minutes.Further breakaway goals from Rashford and debutant Daniel James completed a sobering afternoon for Chelsea at Old Trafford, with the final 4-0 scoreline the heaviest ever opening-day league defeat in the club’s 104-year history.Speaking after the game Lampard revealed his reasons behind his team selection and his plans for Pulisic going forward.”Christian Pulisic is 20 years old and he’s come across from Dortmund. He will be a fantastic player for the club. He has got great ability. You saw little moments with his acceleration on the ball,” Lampard told reporters.”But I have also got other options in midfield and in those areas, and I don’t want to stick Christian straight into the fire without trying to help him along the way. It was one of those games where I felt it was better to start with Ross [Barkley] and Mason [Mount], who have been very strong in pre-season, and bring Christian on.”If the game had carried on at 1-0, or we were back in the game as we should have been, he would have been a great injection. In the end it was difficult for him because the game went quickly away from us.”last_img read more

Texas Star Announces NFL Draft Decision

first_imgThe Texas Longhorns cheerleaders holding Texas flags.DALLAS – OCTOBER 7: Flagbearers wave the Burnt Orange and White flags of the Texas Longhorns in the Texas endzone before the game against the Oklahoma Sooners during the Red River Shootout at the Cotton Bowl on October 7, 2006 in Dallas, Texas. The Longhorns won 28-10. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Another member of the Texas Longhorns appears to have made a decision on whether he’ll opt for the NFL.On Thursday, veteran safety Brandon Jones announced on Twitter that he would be returning for his senior year with the Longhorns.“And the show goes on . . .” he wrote in a post that also included a highlight video from his time at Texas.The message “Brandon Jones Back For 2019” flashed at the end of the video.In 2018, Jones had one of his best years with 70 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, an interception, and two fumble recoveries.Against TCU, Jones had 10 tackles and a fumble recovery.In three seasons with the Longhorns, Jones has appeared in 32 games, making 146 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, three passes defended, two fumble recoveries, an interception, and a forced fumble.And the show goes on . . .?DKR. #Texas2019??— Brandon Jones (@BlessedJones33) January 10, 2019Jones has also shown some versatility in the return game.He had eight punt returns for 98 yards and three kickoff returns for 55 yards during his three years at Texas.last_img read more

World Cup snub was disappointing but had to move on: Ajinkya Rahane

first_imgWorld Cup snub was disappointing but had to move on: Ajinkya RahaneIndia’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, speaking to India Today, said he learnt a lot from his county stint even as he was not part of the World Cup 2019 squad. advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 10, 2019UPDATED: August 10, 2019 19:50 IST Ajinkya Rahane said India need to pick a core group to play across all formats (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAjinkya Rahane was not picked for India’s World Cup 2019 campaignRahane last played ODI for India in 2018Rahane is part of India’s Test squad in tour of West IndiesIndia batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who was overlooked for the World Cup 2019, said the omission from the squad for the showpiece event brought disappointment to him. Rahane though insisted that he is keen on putting behind the disappointment and focussing on the future.India went into World Cup 2019 with a concern surrounding their middle-order, particularly the No. 4 spot. Rahane was India’s number 4 in World Cup 2015, but since then, the right-handed batsman has not been a regular in the side in the shorter formats.”Personally, everyone dreams to be part of World Cup squad. Mine was also the same. You tend to get disappointed when you don’t make the World Cup team but it’s important to move on,” Ajinkya Rahane said speaking to TVTN News Director Rahul Kanwal for India Today’s Jab We Met.Post the World Cup snub, Rahane made his county debut, becoming the first Indian player to play Hampshire. The day Indian team landed in England to begin their World Cup campaign, Rahane slammed a hundred on his debut for Hampshire.”When I played 2 months in county cricket, I learnt a lot. Yes, it was a dream to be part of the World Cup team. But, I am focussing on taking everything on a positive note and moving on. I feel I am starting my preparations for the next World Cup from now itself,” Rahane said.Rahane, who had last played an ODI in 2018 against South Africa and T20I in 2016 against West Indies, was once again not considered for the shorter format series against West Indies. However, the Maharashtra batsman was named in the two-match Test series that will also be the part of the World Test Championship.advertisementAjinkya Rahane said he would like to capitalize upon every opportunity that he gets to play for the country.”After the World Cup also, there is life, there are challenges. There is World Test Championships. I am focussed on contributing to the team and taking the team forward.””Whenever an opportunity comes to play ODI and T20I cricket, I will work hard and make it count. I am actually lucky that people are noticing that I am good enough to play the limited-overs formats as well, Rahane added.Rahane, averages over 40 in the longest format, but has struggled to score runs consistently over the last couple of years. His average dropped from 34.62 in 2017 to 30.66 in 2018.Also Read | Agree with Sourav Ganguly, India need to pick a core group for all formats: Ajinkya RahaneAlso Read | India head coach interview likely after Independence DayAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Ajinkya RahaneFollow ICC World Cup 2019Follow India cricket teamFollow India tour of West Indies 2019Follow World Test Championshiplast_img read more

Japan’s Shipping Heavyweights Stay in Black

first_imgzoom Japan’s shipping trio Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line), Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL), and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (‘K’ Line) have recorded profits for the nine months ending December 31, 2014, with MOL being the only carrier to record lower profit than in 2013.All three carriers benefited from lower bunker costs, but also said that congestion at the U.S. West Coast ports is hurting their overall container volumes and raising costs in trans-Pacific container services.NYK Line posted around USD 269 million net profit for the nine-month period, a 0.3% increase compared to the same period last year. The company says the increase is modest due to factors including provisioning of reserves for antitrust-related losses.Liner trade revenue increased by 12.4% to YPY 515.4 billion (USD4.38bn), even though additional expenses were caused by unexpected reduced sailings and shortage of tonnage triggered by port congestion in the West Coast of North America.NYK Line raised its full-year forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, saying that it expects to see USD 370 million net profit, with weaker yen and lower bunker prices being the main reasons for the increase.MOL reported USD 206.9 million net income for the nine months ended December 31, 15.7% percent less than USD 244.8 million earned in 2013. MOL attributed the decline to stagnating economies of both developed and emerging countries, with the exception of the U.S.A.The company expects to end the fiscal year with USD 323.4 million net profit.K Line ended the nine month period with USD 273.8 million net income, a 110% increase compared to the same period in 2013. The company attributes the surge in earnings to lower bunker prices, slowsteaming, improved freight rates and the decision to concentrate on more profitable cargo such as reefer cargo.K line increased its full-year forecast by 16.3%, and the shipper now expects to end the fiscal year with USD 212,4 million net income.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Premier Signs Climate Change Declaration

first_imgPremier Darrell Dexter, today, Dec. 15, joined provincial and territorial leaders from Canada, and other leaders from around the world in signing a 2009 declaration in Copenhagen to pursue action and policies to reduce climate change. Premier Dexter signed the Copenhagen Statement of Federated States and Regional Governments to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The declaration states that in addition to each jurisdiction’s own existing greenhouse gas reduction targets, climate change plans, and legislation, participants will also commit to: leading in the area of policies and programs to expand low carbon technologies including advanced building efficiency, LED lighting, electric vehicles, renewable energy production and transmission, and clean energy technologies work with networks of regions and businesses to help to expand these technologies to a global scale expand partnerships and networks between developed and developing country regions to address mitigation and adaptation needs, including avoiding deforestation. “It was important for Nova Scotia to join leaders from around the world in signing this declaration to make a clear statement that Nova Scotia will do whatever it can to help the world combat the global issue of climate change.” Premier Dexter is also participating in the Climate Leaders Summit where he will be promoting one of Nova Scotia’s most impressive green technology companies, LED Roadway Lighting. The company leads the world in the development of LED based street light fixtures and control systems. The streetlights which are energy efficient and environmentally friendly are designed and built in Nova Scotia. These lights use up to 80 per cent less energy than traditional streetlights. The lights are now being piloted in more than 70 locations around the world including Toronto, Los Angeles and the United Arab Emirates. Nova Scotia is also supporting a demonstration project with 1,100 installations across the province. “LED Roadway Lighting is one of the new environmental technologies available that is key to helping reduce climate change around the world while contributing to economic growth in Nova Scotia,” said Premier Dexter. Premier Dexter, along with other provincial and municipal governments from across Canada, will be recognized for their leadership in climate change on Wednesday, Dec. 16. The Ecology Action Centre nominated Premier Dexter and the province of Nova Scotia for the commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 10 per cent below 1990 levels, for placing hard caps the province’s electricity sector, and for committing to increase renewable energy to 25 per cent by 2015.last_img read more

Schools Closed Due to Safety Concerns

first_imgAs of Monday morning, Dec. 5, all public schools in Nova Scotia will be closed to students to ensure students’ safety. After consultation with school boards, government has concluded the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) directive to teachers and administrators will create unacceptable risk to students. “The safety of all of our students is paramount,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey. “It is clear, after communicating with school board officials across Nova Scotia, that the job actions proposed by the NSTU could put our schools in an emergency situation. Superintendents could simply not guarantee student safety, and recommended schools be closed.” More than 43,000 students are supervised at lunch. Children could end up stranded in schoolyards, or unsupervised in classrooms, after arriving on buses more than 20 minutes before classes begin. “We were warned that educational assistants may not be there to meet students with special needs as they arrive by bus,” said Ms. Casey. “If only one student is stranded by the action directed by the union, that would be one too many.” Government will bring forward legislation Monday, Dec. 5, that will get students back to school as quickly as possible. While schools are closed to students, teachers and other staff are still expected to report to work. The Teachers’ Professional Agreement (2016) Act will adopt the tentative agreement reached by the union and the government on Sept. 2, 2016 – as an NSTU contract extending until the end of July, 2019. “We are confident that we are taking the right steps to ensure our schools continue to operate as safe and productive places of learning,” said Ms. Casey. Classes will resume when boards are assured safety concerns are addressed. Information for parents can be found online at read more

Three fishermen killed two rescued off Tangalle AUDIO

Three fishermen were killed and two were rescued after their boat was attacked and hijacked off Tangalle, Southern Province Minister of Fisheries D.V. Upul said today.The boat had departed from the Kudawella fisheries harbor on Sunday night and the navy yesterday spotted two fishermen floating in the area where the incident was believed to have taken place and they were rescued and brought to Galle today. CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO OF SOUTHERN PROVINCE MINISTER OF FISHERIES  D.V. UPUL The rescued fishermen had revealed that their boat was attacked and three fishermen were killed and dumped into the sea. The boat was taken away by the attackers. Meanwhile the police said 6 people were on the fishing boat and that 10 people were involved in the attack. The police media unit said that on person had fled with the attackers.Upul said that he will be discussing the latest incident with Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and will call for a system to ensure the safety of the southern fishermen. (Colombo Gazette) Upul said that the fishermen were assaulted and then stabbed with knives. He did not say who were behind the attack but it was believed that local fishermen were involved. read more

Rainbow Bridge shut down

00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 (updated) The Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls is now open, after an international emergency preparedness exercise wrapped up.Agencies from Canada and the U.S. simulated how to deal with a number of situations that could happen on the bridge. They set off an explosion this morning to simulate a car bomb.Actors were also used to help make the exercise seem as real as possible.Photo: Niagara Falls Bridge Commission

Parties to UN climate change treaty adopt agreement on Kyoto Protocol

The Buenos Aires Plan of Action, as the rulebook is known, was formally adopted late Wednesday evening. The President of the Conference, Jan Pronk, said negotiations would now go forward on the basis of the political integrity of the text.Among other measures, the agreement calls for the establishment of a special climate change fund, and a fund for least developed countries, to help developing States adapt to climate change impacts, obtain clean technologies, and limit the growth in their emissions. In addition, a Kyoto Protocol Adaptation Fund will be established to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes.The current meeting of the Conference of the Parties is scheduled to wrap up on Friday, with the next session taking place from 29 October to 9 November in Marrakech, Morocco. read more

Abkhazia Georgia Annan sees no progress in ending conflict urges sides to

The conflict in Abkhazia, Georgia, shows no signs of abating, according to a new report by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who urges the two sides to begin negotiations on the future status of the area. “The situation in the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict zone has, unfortunately, not improved,” Mr. Annan writes in his latest report to the Security Council. “In the absence of a substantive negotiation process on the core issue of the conflict – the status of Abkhazia within the State of Georgia – upsurges of tension, including exchanges of gunfire, continued to occur with alarming frequency, while the population suffered from crime, partisan violence and the lack of economic development.” In response, Mr. Annan calls on the Abkhaz side to reconsider its refusal to discuss a paper on “Basic Principles of the Distribution of Competences between Tbilisi and Sukhumi” and its transmittal letter. Those documents, he adds, are “only the starting point for negotiations in which the legitimate interests of the multi-ethnic population of Abkhazia can be addressed.” The Secretary-General also calls on the Georgian side to make more efforts to promote trust on the Abkhaz side. He adds that his Special Representative, Heidi Tagliavini, will continue her efforts, with the support of interested countries, to encourage advancement in the political process, but stresses that “the basic responsibility lies with the parties.” Reporting on the activities of the UN Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG), the Secretary-General says it will continue working to defuse tensions emanating from the Kodori Valley, which has been a source of friction for more than a year. The Mission will also continue its efforts to bring the sides together to address the underlying problems. “However,” he cautions, “again it is up to the parties, who exercise control in this area, to do their part to prevent destabilization and create the security conditions in which UNOMIG can function.” The report deplores the lack of progress on the plight of refugees because of the lack of safe, secure and dignified conditions for their return required under international law and an agreement signed by the parties in Moscow in 1994. Looking back on the shooting down of a United Nations helicopter in October 2001, Mr. Annan calls for “every effort” to be made to bring the perpetrators to trial, as well as those responsible for taking UNOMIG personnel hostage in several incidents between 1998 and 2000. Comprised of 108 troops from nearly two dozen countries, UNOMIG’s tasks include monitoring both sides of the cease-fire, patrolling the Kodori Valley, and observing the operation of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) peacekeeping force within the framework of the implementation of the Moscow Agreement. read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State takes fourgame losing streak into game against Purdue

Ohio State sophomore forward Kyle Young looks for a pass during the men’s basketball game between the Buckeyes and Spartans on Jan. 5. Ohio State lost 86-77. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternOhio State is in the midst of the longest losing streak in the Chris Holtmann era, but the Buckeyes have a longer-lasting record on the line against Purdue.Though Ohio State had never lost more than two games in a row since Holtmann took over as head coach, it has not lost more than four games in a row since the 1997-98 season. The Buckeyes lost 17 straight games that season after starting the year 7-3, finishing with an 8-22 record.In the 21 seasons since the losing streak, the Buckeyes have lost four games in a row six separate times, but have never pushed it to five games.To avoid the longest losing streak in more than two decades, Ohio State must defeat the Boilermakers, and do so without sophomore forward Kyle Young, who Holtmann said would miss “several weeks” with a stress fracture in his right leg.“Kyle has performed really well as a sophomore, and come into his own a little bit, in a lot of ways, and really made a step forward as a player,” Holtmann said. “He’s been an instrumental part of this team in every way.”Projected StartersOhio State (12-5, 2-4 Big Ten)G — C.J. Jackson — Senior, 13.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.8 apgG — Keyshawn Woods — Redshirt senior, 7.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.0 apgG — Luther Muhammad — Freshman, 9.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.1 apgF — Andre Wesson — Junior, 7.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.8 apgF — Kaleb Wesson — Sophomore, 15.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.6 apgPurdue (12-6, 5-2 Big Ten)G — Carsen Edwards — Junior, 24.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.4 apgG — Ryan Cline — Senior, 12.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.3 apgG — Nojel Eastern — Sophomore, 6.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 2.1 apgF — Grady Eifert — Senior, 4.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.3 apgC — Matt Haarms — Sophomore, 7.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.3 apgPurdue comes in winners of its past three games, including a 35-point win against Rutgers six days after the Scarlet Knights picked up their first in-conference win of the season against Ohio State.Even though the Boilermakers come into the game unranked, has them as the No. 8 team in the NCAA and the third-best team in the Big Ten.Holtmann said Purdue will come in as hot as Maryland did in Ohio State’s previous game, and it is something for which he knows his team must prepare.“They’re playing as well as any team in our league right now,” Holtmann said. “I think they have a great understanding of what they’re trying to do on every possession, they’re extremely well connected as a group, they’ve obviously got very gifted players.”Junior guard Carsen Edwards leads the Boilermakers with 24.6 points per game, No. 4 in the NCAA, while hitting 37.9 percent of his shots from deep and 85.7 percent of his free throws.Holtmann is preparing for Edwards, along with senior guard Ryan Cline, a duo he said is among the best in the nation.“All of us know the effectiveness of Carsen Edwards and how dynamic he is,” Holtmann said. “I think he and Ryan Cline are two of the best shooters in the country, I really do. They are fantastic together.”The Boilermakers shoot the 30th-most 3-pointers per game and hit on 37.1 percent of them, No. 59 in the NCAA.Purdue also dominates in the turnover battle, with a plus-3.4 turnover margin per game, No. 33 in the country.Where Purdue struggles is away from home, something Ohio State will have the opportunity to take advantage of on Wednesday.While the Boilermakers are 9-0 at home, they have won just one of five games on the road. Ohio State is 9-3 at home this season.Junior forward Andre Wesson sees the upcoming matchup as a chance to shift momentum in the conference.“They’ve been playing well as of late,” Wesson said. “Obviously we haven’t, but this is a game that we need, especially if we want to continue to get better and continue to rise this year, so it’s a game that we need, and we’re gonna be ready.”Ohio State takes on Purdue in the Schottenstein Center at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. read more

50 highly influential industry leaders on the 2016 Mining Indaba speaker lineup

first_imgMining Indaba ( has assembled an outstanding array of global and regional industry leaders and experts for the 2016 Investing in African Mining Indaba , 8-11 February, Cape Town, South Africa. The speaker line-up is set to reflect investment opportunities currently available as well as those beyond the current mining cycle. The four-day conference program will provide extensive insight on how investors, governments, and corporates can come together to take a close look at how they can improve operational efficiencies, evaluate how to best mitigate risks associated with investing in the sector, and to identify the critical partnerships for ensuring the development and future sustainability of mining in the years to come.Key industry leaders and C-level executives confirmed to speak:Oliver Andrews, Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Africa Finance CorpTendai Biti, Former Finance Minister, Government of ZimbabweHarry G. Broadman, Director, Council on Global Enterprise and Emerging Markets and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins UniversityMark Cutifani, Chief Executive Officer, Anglo AmericanAlan Davies, Chief Executive, Rio TintoMakhtar Diop, Vice President, Africa, World Bank GroupRobert Friedland, Executive Chairman and Founder, Ivanhoe MinesDr Anil K. Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Global Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Smith School of Business, The University of MarylandEvy Hambro, Chief Investment Officer, Natural Resources Equity Team, BlackRockHakainde Hichilema, Businessman and President, United Party for National DevelopmentRory Kutisker-Jacobson, Analyst, Allan GrayAnthony Milewski, Vice President, Investment Team, Pala InvestmentsRick Menell, Chairman, Credit Suisse Securities JohannesburgRomain Py, Head of Transactions, African Infrastructure Investment ManagersHanre Rossouw, Portfolio Manager/Sector Head: Resources, Investec Asset ManagementDr Axel Schimmelpfennig, Senior Resident Representative in South Africa, IMFMike Stirzaker, Partner, Pacific Road CapitalSrinivasan Venkatakrishnan, Chief Executive Officer, AngloGold AshantiThe organisers continue to add experts and global leaders to the program.“Setting the benchmark as the world-class mining investment event and presiding as the convener of global and influential deal-makers to provide the platform that channels billions of dollars in capitalising the African mining value chain remains our core focus and we intend to deliver on this promise for the 2016 annual conference,” says Jonathan Moore, Managing Director of the Mining Indaba.  The four-day program will include international speakers of the highest calibre providing visionary keynotes, insightful panel discussions, new and personalised networking elements, and unparalleled deal-making across Africa’s mining industry.Investing in African Mining Indaba™ (, is an annual professional conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa. It is currently Africa’s largest mining event. For two decades, the annual Mining Indaba has served as the pathway for foreign investments into Africa’s mining value chain – opportunities ranging from small diamond deposits to mega coal projects. The Mining Indaba™ is an official trademark and part of the legal entity, Euromoney Trading Ltd.last_img read more

WORLD BEST COACH 2014 in Womens Handball – Dragan Adžić

← Previous Story Over 10.000 votes for the best coaches in Women’s Handball Next Story → Germany prepares for last tests before Qatar 2015! Dragan Adžić is the WORLD BESTCOACH 2014 in Women’s Handball! Strong performance of the Montenegrian NT squad, who once again among the TOP handball nations (fourth place at Women’s EHF EURO 2014) and EHF CL final of ZRK Budućnost at EHF F4 in Budapest last May, were the crucial things for the joint decision of handball journalists from 17 countries and the fans worldwide.A 45-years-old Montenegrian was previously voted for the HANDBALL PERSON 2012.RESULTSVOTING PROCESSPrevious winners:2011 – Thorir Hergeirsson2012 – Karl Erik Bohn2013 – Ambros MartinHandball-Planet team want to thank all media, teams, TOP players, coaches and handball fans worldwide for making our project so big this year! read more

Emmanuel Eboue handed career lifeline with LA Galaxy

first_imgLA Galaxy are reportedly prepared to offer Emmanuel Eboue a way back into football after two years since he last played a gameThe former Arsenal full-back was handed a 12-month ban by FIFA in 2016, which ruined his chances of joining Sunderland.Then a medical issue prevented him from signing for Cypriot side Turk Ocagi Limasol.It’s been a troubled two years for Eboue, which has also seen him recently arrested on suspicion of arson whilst opening up over his struggles with depression.But the Daily Mirror reports that the 35-year-old has the opportunity to resurrect his football career Stateside with Galaxy.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.The MLS side feels that Eboue’s experience will serve them well.Brazilian outfit Cruzeiro is also understood to be interested in Eboue.The former Ivory Coast international made 214 appearances for Arsenal in seven years before leaving in 2011.Eboue then spent four years at Turkish side Galatasaray, where he made 102 appearances and won the Super Lig three times.last_img read more

Will Greece bend under EU pressure

first_imgWill Greece bend under EU pressure?92 viewsWill Greece bend under EU pressure?92 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Will Greece bend under EU pressure?92 viewsBusinessThe ball is back in your court. That was the message to Greece after Athens rejected a six-month extension of its bailout package. Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem. (SOUNDBITE) (English)Ventuno Web Player 4.50The ball is back in your court. That was the message to Greece after Athens rejected a six-month extension of its bailout package. Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem. (SOUNDBITE) (English)last_img

You can now check your own fertility with a semen analysing smartphone

first_img Close You can now check your own fertility with a semen analysing smartphone app IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:24Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:22?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Scientists have developed a low-cost and easy-to-use smartphone attachment that can quickly and accurately evaluate semen samples for at-home fertility testing, providing a potentially helpful resource for the more than 45 million couples worldwide who are affected by infertility. It is estimated that male infertility plays a role in roughly 40% of those cases, underscoring a need for more routine and reliable semen analysis testing.last_img read more

Roberts Crenshaw Battle For Conservative Mantle In TX2 GOP Runoff

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Kevin Roberts campaign, Phil Kunetka, Dan Crenshaw campaignWhen Houston Congressman Ted Poe announced his retirement last November, it set off a blaze of activity among Republican hopefuls. Nine candidates jumped into the GOP primary to succeed Poe. State Representative Kevin Roberts and Lieutenant Commander Dan Crenshaw (USN, ret.) emerged as the top two vote-getters. The runoff between the top two men is coming May 22.We sat down with both men to ask each why Republicans in Texas’ 2nd Congressional District should vote for him.Roberts has racked up a solidly conservative voting record during his single term representing Texas House District 126 in Northwest Houston. “I voted [for] and cosponsored the ‘Sanctuary Cities’ bill to protect our families, pro-life bills to ban partial birth abortion to protect the unborn, as well as passing a conservative budget, balanced budget at that, without raising taxes,” Roberts says.Crenshaw served five tours of duty as a Navy SEAL before a combat injury forced him to retire. He then earned a master’s in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.“I’ve been in the national security realm for a very long time,” Crenshaw says. “I’ve worked on the U.S. Capitol with [Dallas-area Congressman] Pete Sessions, and I’ve really had the inside look at how things work up there. I know far more about federal policy than my opponent does.”Both Roberts and Crenshaw said their top priorities in office would be flood control and border security. On flooding, both men say they would push federal agencies to act faster to advance projects like a third reservoir. Roberts points to his post-Harvey work in the Legislature.“I was appointed soon after Harvey to serve on the disaster recovery and reform committee and have been involved in hours and hours of testimony before us, meeting with local officials, with state officials, and working with the Trump Administration to make sure that we are advancing flood control in the future,” Roberts says.Crenshaw argues that voting and experience are not the same thing, particularly when it comes to border security. He says he’s glad Texas passed the sanctuary cities law, but “if a proposal is put my way, I don’t need lots of research to figure out if it’s viable or not, all right, because I’ve been on the ground before. I’ve patrolled dark, scary places just like our border agents have. And I speak the same language as our law enforcement officials and as our National Guards officials and as our border agents. So that’s actual experience that you can apply to a situation.”Each candidate says he’s the only who one wants to lower taxes. Roberts claims Crenshaw wants to hike payroll taxes. “My opponent has a plan to put in place a tax on every paycheck for every worker, and I just think that’s wrong and terrible policy for Republicans to be suggesting,” Roberts says.Crenshaw says he opposes raising payroll taxes. He is concerned about the mounting costs of Social Security and Medicare that such taxes pay for, but his solution is to let workers contribute more to personal retirement accounts. And he says Roberts’ voting record on taxes is nothing to boast about. “He also voted against his own party in many other situations, such as property tax reform. He voted for higher property taxes. He voted against Senator Bettencourt’s bill,” Crenshaw says.That’s not entirely accurate. We checked the record and found Roberts voted for the House version of Senator Paul Bettencourt’s bill to restrict property tax growth. But that was after the bill was amended several times. The Senate didn’t agree to the changes, and the bill died at the end of the special session.Whoever wins the runoff will face Democrat Todd Litton in the general election. Texas’ 2nd District has voted Republican for more than a decade. But with analysts increasingly predicting a Democratic wave this fall, the GOP nominee can’t afford to take anything for granted. X Listen 00:00 /03:59 Sharelast_img read more

1 Killed 1 Injured In Accident On Porter Water Tower

first_imgAuthorities said a person working on a water tower in Porter was killed and another injured when a metal panel shifted and fell.The Porter Fire Department said one person was killed in the Friday morning accident during construction. Another worker was taken to the hospital with arm and chest injuries. Two other workers who were unhurt were rescued.Video from overhead shows a large panel of metal inside of the empty water tower.Fire officials believe the piece of metal was being lifted and put into place at the time of the accident.Porter is located about 30 miles northeast of Houston.@mctxsheriff and Fire/EMS are on the scene of an industrial accident in Porter TX. Constructions crews assembling a water well when piece of side wall broke free and landed on the crew inside the well. 2 employees not injured, 1 seriously injured and 1 male is deceased.— MCTXSheriff (@MCTXSheriff) July 6, 2018 Sharelast_img read more