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Category: ozedmkksvfoasatb Piutau roots not forgotten

first_imgThe 25-year-old could now be at the peak of his powers and dominating the international game while continuing to wear the silver fern with pride, however, it’s a far different path which he is now travelling.The decision to leave NZ and play overseas is going to reap mighty financial benefits for Piutau, a talented and powerful outside back who will become the sport’s first million-pound man when he leaves Ulster at the end of the season to join Bristol.But despite all the attention that that very public contract figure brings, the former Auckland and Blues utility doesn’t seem phased by the prospect, and remains a humble figure who has certainly not forgotten his roots. In an interview with The Guardian, Piutau explained how his original decision to shift away from representing his country – for whom he managed a perfect record, with 17 wins from 17 tests – was an extremely tough one, but at the same one that he was certainly willing to take up for the good of his family.He admitted there was some ache of missing the All Blacks when he first moved overseas, but now he has got used to being a fan.”I really had to see the bigger picture,” he said.”When I was in New Zealand it felt like the All Blacks were everything. It felt like you were going to play forever. You felt invincible. But, taking a step back, you realise it’s such a short career.”For me, what really hit home was remembering everything my parents had done for me and my siblings. They left Tonga for New Zealand to give us better opportunities. And for me, coming here, I had the same chance to do something similar for my family.”Piutau is the youngest of 10 children who grew up in Mangere. Five girls came first, then the five boys, who “lived in the garage”.”We had three beds and a couple of bunk beds,” Piutau said.”I guess they were hard times but it never felt like that. It speaks volumes for my parents that I never thought ‘I’m still hungry’ or ‘I need clothes.’ But you look back at 12 people needing to be fed and you think: ‘How did they do it?’ I just take the positives – the love they showed and the discipline they taught us.”Piutau’s two-year deal with Bristol – who are a long way from test rugby, currently playing in the second-tier of the English setup – is one that highlights the growing trend of players choosing clubs over country, and which could further diminish the international game, and he looks back on his All Blacks career with absolute fond memories.When it ended, it did so in abrupt fashion, and it was the hardest point in his career.”It was another dream to play in a World Cup – and falling short was tough,” Piutau said.”But the Ulster offer came out of the blue. I was counting on my agent agreeing a contract with New Zealand and he had to tell me about Ulster the night before we were meant to finalise things. I was like: ‘You’ve got to give me two weeks to think about this.’ I wasn’t thinking of coming overseas.”After being relieved to earn a short-term deal at Wasps, alongside brother Siate, who he will reunite with at Bristol, Piutau got into the swing of the northern hemisphere game, and notes it isn’t as far removed from the southern hemisphere style as many think, in fact labelling the quality as equal.With former team-mate Steven Luatua and past coach Pat Lam to be familiar faces at Bristol that was a big pull, as of course was the money. But for the right reasons. “I speak to my dad about his early struggles when he moved to Auckland,” Piutau said.”He’d be working three different jobs – labouring and taxi driving. It was really hard for my parents but we’ve come a long way and one of the best feelings is knowing that my family are happy and secure. They’re proud of what I’m doing and where I am.” Photo: ANTHONY PHELPS/REUTERS (Caption: Charles Piutau had a perfect record with the All Blacks – 17 tests for 17 wins – before deciding to head overseas)last_img read more

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Category: ozedmkksvfoasatb Easy for STETHS

first_imgSt Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) were crowned champions of the all-island ISSA/GraceKennedy Spalding Cup play-off for the 18th time after defeating Excelsior High by 10 wickets at STETHS yesterday.Starting the third and final day on 99 for five, a lead of one run, Excelsior were eventually dismissed for 152.National Under-17 batsman Raewin Senior led the way with 52 for Excelsior.STETHS captain Michael Frew, three for 20, and Odaine McCatty, three for 17, claimed the most wickets.Set 54 to win, STETHS posted 56 without loss with openers Jordane Hill and Okeeno Farquharson ending unbeaten on 26 and 22, respectively.Final scores: Excelsior 121 and 152; STETHS 219 and 54 without loss.last_img read more

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Category: ozedmkksvfoasatb Ducks take Kings’ best shots and still get victory

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “If we’re not going to score a lot of goals, we have to shut teams down defensively,” said Kings center Craig Conroy, who scored a first-period goal. Monday’s game was the first of four meetings between the rivals this month, and the Ducks set a strong precedent. Perhaps boosted by the energy of 20-year-old forwards Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, the Ducks were massively outshot (43-27) but managed enough strong plays to win. Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere relived the form of his Stanley Cup playoff run with a strong game, particularly when the Kings threatened to break a 2-2 tie in the second period. But instead it was Hedstrom who came through, as he scored twice in the second period to give the Ducks a two-goal lead and capped his first career hat trick with a goal with 6:32 left in the third period. “It felt like every shot they had was a good scoring chance,” said Kings goalie Mathieu Garon, who had a second consecutive shaky outing after a Jan. 5 shutout of Phoenix. They did, but not a very good one. The motivated Ducks came out strong and never really let up. Rookie winger Jonathan Hedstrom recorded his first career hat trick as the Ducks beat the Kings 6-2 in front of 17,174 at the Pond. Giguere was a rock for the Ducks, particularly when they needed him most. Lubomir Visnovksy scored 46 seconds into the second period with the Kings on a 5-on-3 advantage to tie the score 2-2. Over the next several minutes, the Kings looked poised to take the lead, but Giguere made several tough saves, including two against Kings forward Michael Cammalleri on the power play. Then, less than a minute after that penalty expired, Hedstrom skated down the left side and fired a slap shot that beat Garon cleanly to his left side to give the Ducks a 3-2 lead. Hedstrom scored seven minutes later to give the Ducks a 4-2 lead after two periods, and Chris Kunitz scored a third-period goal before Hedstrom capped the scoring by completing the hat trick. Hedstrom entered Monday’s game with eight goals in 39 previous games this season. “I wish my parents could have been here because it’s probably never going to happen again,” Hedstrom said. “This is a big thing for me and the team. “I always look to pass first, but I need to shoot more. You need to be selfish sometimes.” The Kings had scored at least three goals in 11 consecutive games – and had a 9-2 record in those games – until Saturday’s loss at San Jose, in which they had two goals on 29 shots. The frustration only multiplied on Monday, as the Kings totaled a season-high 43 shots but felt the sting of not having a strong offensive finisher such as injured winger Pavol Demitra. “You can’t give up six goals on (27) shots,” Kings coach Andy Murray said, “but to be honest I found more fault with our offensive game and not being able to finish.” Rich Hammond, (818) 713-3611 rich.hammond@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img ANAHEIM – The margin of defeat was nothing new. Twice before this season, the Kings had lost games by a four-goal margin. But Monday’s loss might have stung more than any other. The Kings faced the Mighty Ducks, a team 13 points below them in the standings and mired in a two-game losing streak. With a two-game East Coast trip coming up, the Kings wanted to make a statement. last_img read more

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Category: ozedmkksvfoasatb HSE’S €74M PACKAGE WILL AID SOME OVERCROWDING AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL

first_imgA €74M package to tackle delayed discharges is hoped to go someway towards cutting down the overcrowding at Letterkenny General Hospital.Letterkenny General HospitalThe move has been welcomed by Minister of State Joe McHugh TD.The €74 million initiative is now being implemented to tackle delayed discharges and Emergency Department overcrowding. Minister McHugh said  “Overcrowding in our hospitals is a major problem and the number of people on trollies is far too high. I welcome the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, taking action through the Emergency Department Task Force and that the HSE is now implementing measures to provide more nursing home placements. This should help to free up acute hospital beds and make more community, convalesce and district hospital beds available.”Based on the Task Force’s Action Plan €44 million will be allocated to the Nursing Homes Support Scheme, which will provide an additional 1,600 places and reduce the waiting time for approved applicants from 11 weeks now to the previous norm of 4 week for the rest of the year.“Yesterday 200 places were released with formal letters of approval issuing from the nursing home offices. Phone calls will be made today for the next 200, with formal letters following once the nursing home of choice is agreed. The remaining 500 people will have formal letters of approval issued before next weekend,” he added.He admitted that overcrowding at Letterkenny General was a serious issue. “Overcrowding in Letterkenny General hospital has been a serious issue since the new year, as it has been right across the country. €30 million will cover the cost of additional transitional care beds until June and additional community, convalescence and district hospital beds on a permanent basis, both of which facilitate more rapid discharge from hospital.“The temporary transitional beds currently in use to address overcrowding will be replaced by sustainable, more cost-effective beds under the Fair Deal scheme.”HSE’S €74M PACKAGE WILL AID SOME OVERCROWDING AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL was last modified: April 3rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:aid packagedonegalLetterkenny General HospitalMinitser Joe McHughlast_img read more

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Category: ozedmkksvfoasatb MINISTER ANNOUNCES LANGUAGE PLANNING PROCESS FOR DONEGAL GAELTACHT

first_imgThe Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dinny McGinley, TD has announced that he has published the first Donegal notices in respect of the following Gaeltacht Language Planning Areas.These include Gaoth Dobhair, Rann na Feirste, Anagaire and Loch an Iúir.“I am delighted to announce that I have published the first three notices under section 7(3) of the Gaeltacht Act 2012. These notices officially mark the beginning of the language planning process on the ground in these areas,” said Minister McGinley. Organisations will be given up to two months from 16 January 2014 to apply to Údarás na Gaeltachta to be selected to prepare and implement language plans in the areas. The Department will publish language planning guidelines under the Act on the same day.Organisations will be given up to two years, from the date on which Údarás na Gaeltachta selects the organisations, to submit a language plan to the Department for approval in line with the prescribed language planning criteria.After that, organisations will be given 7 years to implement the language plans with assistance from Údarás na Gaeltachta. The Department will periodically review the implementation of the plans during the 7 year period.“Now that the language planning process has been officially initiated in 3 Gaeltacht Language Planning Areas, I am hopeful that a further 10 notices will be published in respect of 10 other areas next year with the remainder to follow thereafter,” said Minister McGinley.  MINISTER ANNOUNCES LANGUAGE PLANNING PROCESS FOR DONEGAL GAELTACHT was last modified: December 21st, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dinny McGinleydonegallanguage planslast_img read more

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Category: ozedmkksvfoasatb Charity talent show is the talk of the town!

first_imgA great night lies ahead for all who attend the charity talent show in Maggie’s Tavern this Saturday night.The event has created a lot of buzz in St. Johnston and surrounding areas, as entertaining acts get ready for their big moment on the stage.The charity show will be in aid of MS Ireland  – a very worthy cause which supports people with multiple sclerosis. Music, dancing and great craic are promised all night and everyone is welcome to join the fun.Call into Maggie’s Tavern from 9.30pm this Saturday 19th October to see the show that everyone’s been talking about!Admission is only €5 and a fun raffle will take place on the night with some amazing prizes. Charity talent show is the talk of the town! was last modified: October 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:charity talent showMaggie’s tavernMS IrelandSt Johnstonlast_img read more

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Category: ozedmkksvfoasatb Stoke v Fulham player ratings

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Category: ozedmkksvfoasatb Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast November 2, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We have no major changes to our forecast this morning. The heaviest rains are off to the north and east of Ohio this morning, but we continue to see some pretty good wrap around moisture. Most of this will manifest as cloud cover through the day today, but this morning into midday, we won’t rule out a few scattered showers, particularly from US 30 northward. Even in areas where we do not see rains this morning, clouds will be a rather large player in your FridayWe should stay dry through the weekend. Tomorrow will have a very chilly start, with some frost over parts of the state, but strong south winds develop through Saturday midday and afternoon, taking temps above normal in all areas. Clouds will start to increase late Sunday afternoon in the west, and may not develop much at all Sunday in the east. Well organized precipitation still holds off until Saturday overnight, but may dissipate by Monday mid morning. We are keeping light rains in the forecast, perhaps a few hundredths to a tenth or two, but only over about 60% of the state maximum.We don’t see much of anything through the day Monday, but Monday night through Tuesday a strong system and cold front sweep through. Rain totals will be from .5”-1.5” with coverage at 100% of the state. This will be another good, soaking rain in all areas, and will add to harvest delays. The map at right shows a snapshot of Tuesday midday.Dry weather settles in from next Wednesday into the weekend. Clouds will be slow to break up on Wednesday, but we should see good sunshine Thursday forward. High pressure coming in from the NW will aid drying along with west and NW winds. Temps will be cooler.For the extended period, we have rain coming back for the 12th, bringing .25”-1” over 75% of the state. However, there is some disagreement among various models about Sunday, the 11th. Some are trying to bring some early moisture in for that day, others keep all action on the 12th. We are going to leave our forecast for precipitation only on the 12th fully alone this morning, and then will revisit the issue next week. Whether rain starts the 11th or 12th, we still look for another dry window to return Tuesday the 13th and hold through that following Friday.last_img read more

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Category: ozedmkksvfoasatb Documentary Tips: Capturing the Who, What, When, Where, and Why

first_imgDocumentary film is only as good as its story. Consider the following filmmaking advice when capturing documentary exposition.To tell a good story, you have to get really good at exposition and setting things up. For documentaries, in particular, this can be tricky because you’re often dealing with real-life people and complicated issues.In my time as a run-and-gun documentary journalist, I had to develop many different ways to help tell (or often, show) the who, what, when, where, and — most importantly — the why of your documentary’s story.There are several tricks for this — some simple and direct, a few more complicated and stylized. So, if you’re setting out on your own documentary storytelling project, here are some filmmaking tips for capturing the who, what, when, where, and why.Scene-Setting Exteriors and SignageI’d say that the most common (and often, obvious) way to set up exposition for your documentary story is with your standard exterior shots. These can often be pretty boilerplate, and you’ll also see them in similar corporate and commercial-style projects, but if done right, they can be quite cinematic and helpful.When shooting exteriors, you’re looking to capture the “where.” Try looking for shots that are as wide and expansive as possible, to give context into where you’re shooting. From there, you can start to focus in on the who, what, and when.If you’re shooting a documentary about a basketball player, for example, starting with a wide exterior of the player’s high school gymnasium (hopefully with a sign out front) would be a good way to begin.Thematic Close-Up RevealsImage via guruXOX.Instead of starting as wide as possible, you can also consider starting with a close-up on some item (or perhaps person) to begin revealing visual information early.From close-ups, you can build intimacy — as well as insights — into the “who” or “what” of your documentary’s story, as you get wider to reveal more.Using the same basketball documentary example, you could also start with a macro-lens focusing on a basketball, or the player’s shoes, before slowly revealing the player in question.Straight from Your SubjectOne of my favorite techniques for getting the who, what, when, where, and why exposition for a documentary project is by simply asking your main subject to give it to you. Sounds crazy, right? And I have to say that, from experience, not every subject can deliver the goods. But if you have a particularly talented individual who likes to talk, they can be very valuable in helping you set up your story.My usual opening question would go something like this: “If you don’t mind, could you introduce yourself to the camera and tell us who you are, where we are right now, what’s going on, and . . . why does that matter?”At the very least, you’ll have footage of them introducing themselves, which can be useful in the edit. However, if they are blessed with the gift of gab, you might find yourself with a soundbite succinctly and authentically establishing all the exposition you need.Text and Lower ThirdsImage from Rocketstock’s “Equation” pack.Alternatively (and don’t take this advice as a cop-out to setting exposition organically), you could always use text on-screen and/or lower thirds to establish a good deal of the who, what, when, where, or why information.Text on-screen can be powerful when used sparingly. Date and location are usually the primary facts to put on-screen for context — especially if you’re dealing with multiple timelines in your documentary.Lower thirds are also very much a part of the documentary lexicon, these days. So no one will blame you for using them to tell your audience the “who” for your subject’s name — and perhaps a little information about their title or relevance.And there are some great resources online for working with text and lower thirds, which can make your documentaries a little more stylized. Here are some text templates and free animated lower thirds.Counterpoint: Try Hiding Some ElementsAs you grow as a documentary filmmaker, you’ll begin to recognize which of these expositional elements best suit your project. In many cases, once you really define your stories (and narratives), you may find that it can be beneficial to not provide your audience with all the information, right away.If you’re editing your documentary project, as well as shooting, try experimenting with what information is most captivating to an audience (in the beginning) and what information might be best to bury for a later reveal.Cover image by Elizaveta Galitckaia.For more documentary filmmaking tips and tricks, check out some of these articles:Make Your Documentaries Matter with Awe-Inspiring MaterialA Complete Guide to Documentary FilmmakingThe 6 Types of Documentary Films7 Reasons Why You Need a Producer for Your DocumentaryDocumentary Editing Tips for Working with Lots of Footagelast_img read more

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Category: ozedmkksvfoasatb Federer makes quick work of Monaco at US Open

first_imgRoger Federer reached the quarterfinals at a 30th consecutive Grand Slam tournament by making quick work of the 36th-ranked Juan Monaco 6-1, 6-2, 6-0 at the U.S. Open.Federer’s fourth-round match against Monaco didn’t get started until nearly midnight, and thanks to his superb play, it was over shortly before 1:15 a.m. Tuesday.Federer played brilliantly right from the start, taking the first five games – and 20 of the first 25 points – in only 12 minutes. He didn’t miss a beat in the second set, hitting four aces in his opening service game and finishing with 14.Five of Federer’s record 16 major championships have come at Flushing Meadows. In the quarterfinals, Federer will face 11th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France, who eliminated No. 8 Mardy Fish of the United States in five sets Monday.Tsonga upset Federer in the Wimbledon quarterfinals two months ago, coming all the way back after dropping the first two sets.”He’s a tough player. … I look forward to that match,” Federer said. “If I play as good as I did today, sure I have a chance.”Federer compiled a 42-4 edge in winners against Monaco.The start of their match was delayed because the preceding match in Arthur Ashe Stadium – No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki’s 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-1 victory over No. 15 Svetlana Kuznetsova – lasted 3 hours, 2 minutes.”You have to be ready,” Federer said.Wozniacki, seeking her first Grand Slam title, trailed by a set and 4-1 in the second before coming back to beat the 2004 U.S. Open champion.advertisement”I knew that I had to do something,” said Wozniacki, who faces No. 10 Andrea Petkovic of Germany next. “I had to do something different.”She managed to turn things around thanks to a combination of her own increasingly aggressive play and Kuznetsova’s increased mistakes. Kuznetsova’s 40-20 edge in winners was rendered meaningless by her 78 unforced errors, 52 more than Wozniacki, who reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the third year in a row.Tsonga made it this far in New York for the first time, and unlike Fish, he’s already tasted this sort of success. Tsonga made it to the final of the 2008 Australian Open before losing to Novak Djokovic, and got to the Wimbledon semifinals this year – where he again lost to Djokovic.On Monday, Djokovic extended his 2011 record to 61-2 by beating No. 22 Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 7-6 (14), 6-4, 6-2. Their 16-14 tiebreaker in the first set lasted nearly a half-hour all on its own, with Djokovic saving four set points and finally converting his sixth when Dolgopolov pushed a forehand long to close a 13-stroke exchange.Both men called that tiebreaker the key to the match. One tiny piece of evidence: Dolgopolov double-faulted twice in the opening game of the second set to get broken, and Djokovic was on his way.Asked whether he considered winning that energy- and will-testing tiebreaker to be a physical or mental triumph, Djokovic replied: “Combination of both. But in the end, it was more mental, just to hang in there, try to play right shots at the right time.”Djokovic now meets his Serbian Davis Cup teammate and friend Janko Tipsarevic, who is seeded 20th and made it to the first Grand Slam quarterfinal of his career by beating 2003 French champion and U.S. Open runner-up Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain 7-5, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 in a match that lasted more than 3 hours.”Strange feeling,” Djokovic said. “We are professionals. Certainly we both want to win the match when we play against each other. So you kind of forget about friendship. You put that aside.”Most players complained about the wind, which gusted at up to 20 mph (32 kph) and kept changing directions, making even serve tosses difficult.Serena Williams handled those conditions much better than former No. 1 and 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic and beat her 6-3, 6-4 to return to a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time in 14 months. She missed about 11 of those with a series of health scares but looks really good so far at the U.S. Open.Against Ivanovic, Williams hit nine aces overall, only lost serve once, and finished off the match with four consecutive unreturned serves that ranged from 99 to 111 mph.”I didn’t even go for winners at any point,” said Williams, who hit only 16. “I just tried to get it over because it was so windy. It was definitely tough.”She’s seeded only 28th because of all of that time away, but now has won her past 16 matches heading into a quarterfinal against No. 17 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia. Pavlyuchenkova got past 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 in a match with 21 double-faults and 16 service breaks in 31 games.advertisement”I’m going to say that I don’t want to go out there and enjoy just being on center court playing against Serena,” Pavlyuchenkova said. “I would like to do well, try to fight, and with my effort, I’ll try to beat her.”last_img read more

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