‘You can blame me’: Bob Myers, weeping, confirms Kevin Durant has Achilles injury

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‘You can blame me’: Bob Myers, weeping, confirms Kevin Durant has Achilles injury

first_imgThe injury Kevin Durant suffered in Game 5 of the NBA Finals Monday night was not a re-aggravation of his prior calf injury.It was an injury to his right Achilles tendon, Warriors president of basketball Bob Myers said in a press conference after Golden State’s 106-105 win.“The initial injury was a calf injury. This is not a calf injury,” Myers said. “I’m not a doctor, I don’t know how those are related or not, … [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/06/11/bang_af21c065-e113-431a-91bc-5521796d160b”]last_img read more

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‘Iconic’ walkway bridge to connect Alexandra, Sandton

first_img5 June 2014The City of Johannesburg is moving to overcome one of the legacies of apartheid spatial planning in an innovative way, with plans to build a cycling and pedestrian walkway – including a bridge over Africa’s busiest highway – connecting Alexandra township with the business hub of Sandton.The walkway will provide safe passage between the township and the Sandton CBD, reducing travel times and traffic accidents for approximately 10 000 Alexandra residents who, it is estimated, currently walk over five kilometres to and from work each day.Construction on the walkway, which will join No 3 Square in Alexandra with Sandton near the Grayston Avenue Bridge along Katherine Street and include a pedestrian and cycling bridge across the M1 highway, could begin as early as September.Announcing the plan at the end of last month, Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) CEO Thanduxolo Mendrew said the bridge would be an “iconic” addition to Johannesburg’s skyline, similar to that of the Nelson Mandela Bridge.“The city’s Nelson Mandela Bridge has become one of the iconic structures of the southern gateway, and this bridge will equally change the city skyline as an important northern gateway,” Mendrew said in a statement. “At the same time it will serve as an important link between Sandton and Alexandra, to show that the futures of these areas are inherently connected.”Mendrew said that careful thought had gone into designing the bridge, as the JDA needed to come up with something that “spoke to the concept of the Corridors of Freedom.“In 2013 the executive mayor introduced the Corridors of Freedom as areas where there can be walking, cycling and public transport which is safe, reliable and affordable. This bridge satisfies that basic need that talks to citizens’ rights to a spatially integrated city.”Mendrew said the Alexandra-Sandton walkway would form part of phase 1c of Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya bus rapid transit system, which will connect Alexandra both to Johannesburg central as well as to Sandton.Construction on this phase is under way and is expected to be implemented from 2015, along with other infrastructure updgrades along the route.“In Alexandra, 30.2-kilometres of pavements for walking and cycling will be upgraded and improved,” the JDA said. “Traffic calming measures and street furniture along roads adjacent to the BRT and along feeder routes will also be introduced, and a new bus depot will be constructed along Vincent Tshabalala Road in Alexandra.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Which Camera Movement Should You Use — and When and Why?

first_imgShooting HandheldShooting something organically is a goal shared by many filmmakers. You want to make something honest, real, cheap, and (most importantly) you want to connect with your audience. I’m here to make the case for why shooting handheld isn’t always the best solution. If you’re looking at major motion pictures as a reference point, you’ll note that the best stories aren’t always told through the motion of the camera — rather, they rely on carefully composing the characters within a smooth shot. You’ll notice the smoothness of your vision if you stand up and walk around the room. It’s almost as if there is in-body stabilization built into your brain, acting as a gimbal of sorts.Shooting handheld is perfect for a variety of different shots and moments throughout your film. Action movies tend to use the shaky handheld aesthetic to bring the viewers in while making them anxious, then spit them out once the violence concludes. Directors like Paul Greengrass, Christoper Nolan (with the Dark Knight films), and plenty of others all block their scenes with the handheld view.Going for SmoothOn the other hand, filmmakers like David Fincher and Paul Thomas Anderson favor the slow, smooth, steady camera work that acts as the point of view for the audience. Slowing things down and using a gimbal or a Steadicam puts the viewer in the characters’ shoes and immerses them in the narrative world.But, if you want to slow things down even more, go for complete stillness. Set your camera up on a tripod, carefully compose the shot according to the space at hand, and let the story unfold right before a fixed lens.There’s No Right WayThe beauty of filmmaking is that every aspect of the production process offers both blessings and curses. In this instance, each camera move can work in any type of scene — the question is should it? Go ahead and shoot handheld as much as you want. The only thing that matters when it’s all said and done is whether or not the story is engaging. Everything we do as storytellers is about figuring out how to tell the most compelling story possible, no matter how you do it.Top image via welcomia.Looking for more filmmaking video tutorials? Check these out.Video Tutorial: Build Your Own $50 Car-Side Camera MountThe Benefits of Working with 4K Footage in a 1080 SequenceWhat Else Can You Do with Your 360° and VR Video Footage?Everything to Know About Layer Styles in After Effects7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Blackmagic’s URSA Mini Pro From expansive dolly moves to intimate handheld shots, there’s a range of camera movements for every shot. But which one works best for the story?The bottom line is that camera movement should either cater to the story or get its motivation from the charters. Handheld, dolly, Steadicam, crane, and static shots all are tools to cater to the film, not detract from it. Understanding the origins of these shots can better your skills when it comes to capturing them on set.In this video, I’ve broken down several of the camera movements I use most frequently — and when it’s appropriate to use them.last_img read more

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Man kills labourer for insurance claim money

first_imgA man faked his death allegedly for making insurance claim, but ran out of luck as the police nabbed him on suspicion that he had killed a labourer and burnt his body in his car. Aakash, a resident of Chandigarh, was arrested on Tuesday from Palwal Railway Station in a joint operation of the Sirmour Police and the Government Railway Police, Haryana, Sirmaur Superintendent of Police Rohit Malpani said Wednesday. Prima facie, Aakash and his family wanted to grab the huge life insurance money, the value of which will be estimated after further investigation and interrogation of the accused, the SP said. He said Aakash’s nephew Ravi Kumar (29) was also involved in planning and executing the alleged crime and he was arrested on Monday from Himachal Pradesh’s Nahan.The accused will be produced in a court to seek his remand for interrogation, police said.last_img read more

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