Dyche backing for Burnley forwards

first_img Michael Kightly ended 10 hours and 55 minutes without a goal in their 2-2 draw at Leicester on Saturday. It set a club record by four minutes, the previous one dating back to 1970, before Ross Wallace pinched a point with a last-gasp free kick. Boss Sean Dyche lifted the pressure off his strikers and backed them to fire despite Burnley’s goal drought setting a new club record. “One result doesn’t define the next result. But what I do know is that this was more like how I expect the team to perform,” he said. “I use the term doomed flippantly. But I realise people will think the challenge is huge for a club like Burnley, we haven’t spent a lot of money, we haven’t played regularly in the Premier League. But we have got a group who are very honest, who want to learn, who want to improve – and they want the challenge.” Riyad Mahrez’s goal looked like winning it for Leicester before Wallace struck deep into stoppage time It denied the Foxes a second home win of the season and midfielder Dean Hammond insisted they deserved victory. “We’re disappointed, we deserved to win even if we weren’t at our best. We’ll take point and move on. There are a lot of positives, unfortunately we conceded a couple but that’s the way it goes. We’ve had a decent start to the season,” he told Foxes Player. “We’re unbeaten at home and would like a few points but it was a fortress last year and it’s starting to look like that again. Everyone wants to play in the Premier League, that’s what we worked so hard for. “I’m loving every minute. It’s a challenge every week but I think we’ve performed well and we are looking forward to the rest of the season.” Press Association Dyche said: “The question marks have been there for obvious reasons. We believe as a group we can operate at this level, certainly compete, and we kind of have done, barring last Sunday. “Goals have been hard to come by, that’s for sure, and that goal acted as a release, and then we go and get a second, and they feel a bit more relaxed about it. They don’t get any pressure from me by the way, none of them. “Brian Clough said scoring is the hardest thing in the world. He actually said it to Teddy Sheringham, before reminding him that he’d managed it 251 times in 274 games, but that was a typical Brian Clough moment. “I know that; I don’t put any pressure on our strikers. They’ve got the freedom to go and score goals and I believe they will come for our strikers.” Lukas Jutkiewicz set up Kightly’s strike, which cancelled out Jeff Schlupp’s opener, and is yet to score since his £1.5million summer move from Middlesbrough but Dyche is pleased with his efforts. “He’s doing well. I just said to him, try and believe a little bit more.” he said. “He’s had chances and it’ll come but he’s another one, a young man learning his trade at a higher level, and it is a higher level, a tough level, make no mistakes. But he’s going about his business in the right manner.” Burnley have been without the injured Danny Ings and Sam Vokes but ex-Bournemouth striker Ings is expected back after the international break following his hamstring problem. The Clarets are still winless and the point lifted them off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League after their horror 4-0 defeat at West Brom but Dyche insisted they need more. last_img read more

There’s a story behind Spieth’s ‘Go get that’ line to caddie

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The next stage is keeping a full tour card, followed by winning.At the close of a year that saw him win Colonial for his second PGA Tour title and make his first U.S. team at the Presidents Cup, Kisner noticed something else about his change in fortunes.“The tournaments I play now, I don’t even see half the guys I used to see all the time,” he said.There’s also the case of Scott Brown, one of his best friends who grew up with Kisner in Aiken, South Carolina, and is a member with him at Palmetto Golf Club.“It’s almost three levels of the tour,” he said. “But that’s fine. It’s part of it.”Brown was a rookie in 2012, and Kisner had returned for a second season on the PGA Tour after losing his card. They played 23 of the same 24 events that year, the difference being Brown played the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook and Kisner played the Houston Open.Fast forward five years, and Brown played 32 times in 2017. Kisner was only in 17 of those tournaments. The seven tournaments Kisner played that Brown didn’t were three majors (Masters, U.S. Open and British Open), three World Golf Championships and the Tour Championship.Kisner doesn’t play the tournaments he did in 2012. He builds his schedule around the big events.“Any time you move up in the world ranking, you change your schedule and your outlook,” Kisner said. “You start working around majors and World Golf Championships instead of playing every tournament you want to play.”WORLD RANKING Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Chappell attributed the difference to some back issues and untimely illnesses that kept him from getting any momentum.What made this year memorable was playing on his first Presidents Cup team. He earned the 10th and final spot by 0.073 points over Charley Hoffman, and went 1-1-1 in a resounding victory at Liberty National.And he won’t be waiting until the January to get started on a new year. He leaves for Maui right after Christmas.DIVOTSTwenty players who began 2017 outside the top 50 finished the year in the top 50. The biggest jump belonged to Patrick Cantlay, who had been out of golf for nearly three years and started at No. 1,866. He ended the year at No. 38. … Tiger Woods ends the year at No. 656 in the world, just four spots lower than he began in 2017. He played seven rounds of golf and had a missed cut, a withdrawal and a tie for ninth in the 18-man field at the Hero World Challenge. … Dustin Johnson has to keep his No. 1 ranking for seven weeks to start 2018 to become only the fifth player to hold the No. 1 ranking for an entire year.STAT OF THE WEEKJason Day and Rory McIlroy ended last year at No. 1 and No. 2 in the world. Neither won a tournament and ended this year out of the top 10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lewis Hamilton issues apology after shaming nephew for wearing princess dress OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 He was telling Michael Greller to get his ball from the cup as Spieth stood to the side of the 15th green, still soaking up the significance of such a long eagle putt that restored his lead with three holes to play.And there’s a story behind it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe reaction, while entirely spontaneous, might not have happened except for Spieth being in the makeshift gym all week at Royal Birkdale.“I had been watching replays of the Open in the gym,” Spieth said. “There was a TV in there, and they were playing old Opens. For whatever reason, it intrigued me earlier in the week that the guys, when they made putts, they never went and picked their ball out of the hole. The caddie went and got it on long putts. And I guess that stuck in my head: ‘You don’t have to pick the ball out of the hole. Michael can go get it.’” MOST READcenter_img Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Either way, Greller went and got it. Spieth added two birdies and his name was etched into the silver claret jug.MASTERS UPDATESome of the best mail during the holidays is a simple white envelope from Augusta National, officially extending invitations to those who have met criteria for the Masters (and for past major champions no longer exempt who will be honorary invitees).At the end of the year, 80 players already were eligible and expected to compete, a list that includes (for now) Tiger Woods.That’s two fewer than at this time a year ago, increasing the odds that the Masters again will meet its target of having fewer than 100 players at Augusta National the first full week in April. Having a small field is important to the club. The Masters has not had more than 100 players since 1966.One spot awarded next month is reserved for the Latin American Amateur champion. No more than 13 spots will be available for winners of PGA Tour events (except for the new Dominican Republic event held opposite the Match Play). One of those is at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, where all but seven players at Kapalua already are exempt.There also is one more chance for players to qualify by being among the top 50 in the world on March 25.TOUR LEVELSKevin Kisner has learned all about the different levels of the PGA Tour based on performance.It starts with getting a PGA Tour card, a big deal until players realize they are limited in where they can play. Kisner didn’t play a tournament with guaranteed money and no cut until two years ago at the Bridgestone Invitational. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense AP FILE PHOTOWith three words, Jordan Spieth delivered a British Open moment as memorable as the 50-foot eagle putt that prompted his famous line.“Go get that.”ADVERTISEMENT Only one award is given for the Official World Golf Ranking, and Dustin Johnson earned that three months ago. He will be presented next year with the Mark H. McCormack trophy for most PGA Tour events in a calendar year.But to look only at ranking points earned in 2017, it was tight at the top.Jordan Spieth earned 450.43 points, finishing one-third of a point ahead of Johnson (450.12). PGA Tour player of the year Justin Thomas kept it even closer by earning 446.43 points. They were followed by Jon Rahm and Justin Rose.The other players in the top 10 were Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama, Marc Leishman, Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood.TALE OF TWO YEARSKevin Chappell won his first PGA Tour title this year at the Texas Open, sending him to Kapalua for the first time.But was it his best year? Better than last year?“Good question,” Chappell said. “I won this year, but I didn’t have as many chances.”A year ago, Chappell was runner-up three times, losing in a playoff at the Tour Championship (won by Rory McIlroy) and to a birdie-par finish by Jason Day at Bay Hill. He had seven top 10s, was No. 8 in the FedEx Cup and finished the year at No. 32 in the world.The Texas Open was his only serious chance to win this year. He finished at No. 27 in the FedEx Cup and ends the year at No. 34. There was more to the moment, of course.Two holes earlier, Spieth missed the 13th fairway so far to the right that it hit a spectator in the head and caromed into the dunes. When he found it, he realized the driving range was not out of bounds, took a drop, had to take relief from the equipment truck and sent Greller toward the green to scout out the shot. The whole process took some 20 minutes as Matt Kuchar waited at the green.On the 15th hole, Kuchar was in a bunker in two and blasted out to about 6 feet, and then Spieth made his 50-foot eagle putt.“Michael, when I looked over, he’s laughing,” Spieth said. “For whatever reason, I didn’t want to walk all the way up there. It was pretty far away. He started to walk toward the bag, but I was already walking toward the bag and I was really intense at that point. ‘Michael, go get that!’“It was half being serious, like: ‘Go get it quickly because Kuch still needs to putt and we don’t need to drag this on. I’ve already been in his way too much the last couple of holes. Let’s not do that anymore.’ And it was half intense — ‘Pick that ball out of the hole.’”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Why do so many airliners look the same?

first_imgTo paraphrase the old saying, “If it works well, don’t change it.” Although the British de Havilland Comet was the world’s first jet-powered airliner in 1952, it was the Boeing 707 in 1958 that set the standard for all airliner designs to follow. Using four jet engines housed in streamlined nacelles mounted on pylons below the wing, the 150-passenger 707 established a design principal that is still used on nearly every jet airliner flying today.With its swept-back wings and tailplanes, the 707 represented the epitome of “Jet Age” design. In 1969, Boeing’s jumbo 747 used the same configuration, only scaled-up in size to carry 350 passengers. As turbine powerplants became more powerful and reliable, only two were needed instead of four, as first shown on the Airbus A300. Today, nearly every modern jetliner from the Boeing 737, 767, and 777 to the Airbus A320, A330, and A380 use the standard configuration of podded engines mounted under swept wings with conventional swept tails.last_img read more

Your Crash Course in Assistant Directing

first_imgFrom shooting schedules to protocol on set, assistant directing is a lot more than meets the eye. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you become a qualified 1st AD.Top Image: Penn Badgley and Uma Thurman on set of  The Slap via LA TimesThe assistant director, not to be confused with an assistant to the director, is one of the most integral parts of any functioning production.Side note: The first assistant director is often referred to as the 1st AD or AD for short. On top of all responsibilities below, the AD is also in charge of a department of other assistant directors (2nd AD, 2nd 2nd AD, 3rd AD) and production runners.The AD coordinates all production activity and serves as the liaison from the crew to the creative line on set. It sounds simple when you put it that way — but it’s actually one of the most involved positions in both pre-production and production. Becoming qualified for the job takes lots of patience, practice, and brain power. And multitasking will become your middle name.  Step 1: Break Down the ScriptImage via ShutterstockOnce the script is deemed locked by the writer and director, you will begin breaking it down. Make sure it is the latest version because this process is not one you’ll want to do over. Read the script once for story, then grab your favorite pack of highlighters.You will re-read the script over and over to make note of every aspect that will require attention. This is usually done by dividing it up into the following categories to keep things organized for your department heads: characters, animals, locations, atmosphere, vehicles, props, wardrobe, hair and makeup, special effects, stunts, and sound effects. Use a different colored highlighter for each category when you are reading through, and make sure to create a key for other’s reading your script breakdown.After highlighting and taking notes, you will break the pages down into eighths. A script is broken into eighths to help accurately time the script and decide how much can be filmed each day. You will start at the top of each page and break the script into eight even rows (approximately one inch each). If the scene exceeds eight rows it becomes one page and whatever the remaining eighths are. One page translates to one minute of screen time. If a scene is 3 and 4/8ths of a page, it should translate to approximately 3:30 of screen time and so forth. You will use this information to create a shooting schedule later on. Once you are finished marking up your script, you can create script breakdown sheets — one sheet per scene that summarizes all elements necessary from each department to bring that scene to life. Step 2: Create the Shooting SchedulesYou must first decide how many days your project will take to film, then you can decide in what order you will shoot. When deciding how many days it will take to film, you must establish how many pages you will be shooting per day. Time to pull out the script breakdowns! You will analyze each scene separately to figure out how many days are needed to shoot each scene. For most scripts, it is safe to say you can shoot three to four pages in a twelve-hour day at a reasonable pace, and sometimes up to six or seven pages a day when your crew is an efficient, well-oiled machine. However, be sure to consider extra time when you have animals, children, large crowds, special effects, stunts or location restrictions in your script.Once you’ve decided how many pages you will shoot each day, you will arrive at a total number of shoot days. Make lists of all of your actors, all of your locations, and all of your setups in each location. The setups will be determined by looking at your director of photography’s shot list and communicating with the camera and lighting teams. Now it’s time to schedule your shoot!You want to “shoot-out” actors, locations, and set-ups. If the first and last scene of your film take place at the same location with the same people, it would not make sense to split them up. You would group those scenes together in the schedule to save time and money. This is what is referred to as “shooting-out.” Use your pages-per-scene and pages-per-day total numbers as the outline for your schedule and fill it in aiming to shoot-out your actors, locations, and set-ups.Step 3: Put Together the ‘Day Out of Days’ Image via FilmEscapeThe ‘Day Out of Days’ or the DOOD is a spreadsheet that’s used to tally the number of days each of your cast members will be working.It is arranged as an easy-to-read chart with columns for each day and rows for each cast member. The letters in the grid represent days on set. An “S” is used for the actor’s start day, “W” for a work day, “R” for a rehearsal day, “T” for a travel day, “H” for a holding day, and “F” for the finishing day. The DOOD makes it easy for each actor to see when they will be called to set, and for the producer to see how many days each actor will need to be paid for.Step 4: Become the Timekeeper on SetAs the AD, you are in charge of running the set efficiently, knowing what is going on with each department at all times, and maintaining a positive attitude throughout. Here’s how you’re going to do it:Start out by introducing yourself to every crew member on set. This is important because you must be accessible to the crew, but they need to know who’s boss.Be confident in your abilities, your schedule, and your knowledge of the script. You did plan out the whole shoot after all.Allow time for blocking and rehearsal, but not too much time. When it’s time to roll, be loud with your calls and don’t forget to use your walkie. Standard calls: lock up the set, call for quiet, ask everyone to settle, then roll camera, roll sound, and you’re ready for action.If you are ever running behind, communicate, communicate, communicate. Talk to each department for solutions, and always talk to your director about what is going on.The AD keeps each shoot day running smoothly and on schedule to make sure that the production meets its goals. He or she is in constant communication with the director, letting them know how much time they have left for each shot. When the schedule gets tight, the AD also decides with the director whether it is time to move on to the next shot, or if they can afford to reallot time from another shot to keep going. Want more? Check out this day-in-the-life style interview (via Film Courage) to see 1st AD Joshua Lou Friedman in action:Got any stories about working as an assistant director? Share your tales in the comments below!last_img read more

Injured Terrence Romeo expected to miss two more weeks

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Romeo, a three-time scoring champion, was one of San Miguel’s most valuable assets off the bench putting up 15.7 points and providing stability when the starters go for a break.That stabilizing presence went missing for the Beermen in their two games despite starting point guard Chris Ross returning against TNT.Ross also sat out San Miguel’s loss to the Batang Pier due to injuries but was able to get back for the against the KaTropa putting up nine points, five rebounds, and eight assists.“It’s a good thing Chris was able to recover and he contributed a lot especially in the team’s stability and that was missing in our game against NorthPort,” said Austria in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, toocenter_img Austria said they found out about Romeo’s injury during the team’s first two days of practice when Romeo complained of pain in his legs.“The doctors advised Terrence to rest for two or three weeks and that he does absolutely nothing except for therapy and strengthening,” said Austria after San Miguel’s 110-97 loss to TNT Saturday at Ynares Center here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“He tried to join us in our first two days of practice but experienced some pain and the doctors said that Terrence should rest or else the situation might get worse.”The Beermen, who’ve won five straight Philippine Cups, lost their games with an average margin of 23 points with their first loss being a 121-88 embarrassment against NorthPort. Terrence Romeo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO CITY—Terrence Romeo is set to miss around two more weeks of action due to an inflamed Achilles tendon that he suffered in San Miguel’s finals series against Magnolia in the PBA Philippine Cup.San Miguel head coach Leo Austria said doctors advised Romeo to rest for at least three weeks and the first seven days have already passed with the point guard sitting out the Beermen’s first two games of the Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES PSG expect Neymar to recover in four weeks Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP View commentslast_img read more