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Jordan, Clippers beat Bucks after Giannis leaves with injury

first_imgDeAndre Jordan had 25 points and 22 rebounds, Rivers scored 22 and made a key late 3-pointer, and the Clippers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 127-120 on Wednesday night.Milwaukee lost All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo to a sprained ankle in the first half. He appeared to get hurt when he tripped over teammate Shabazz Muhammad under Milwaukee’s basket. He stayed in the game for a brief period, but hobbled around the court while grimacing. He went to the locker room with about four minutes remaining in the second quarter and did not return.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBucks coach Joe Prunty said after the game that the team didn’t have an update on Antetokounmpo’s condition.Lou Williams scored 19 points and Tobias Harris had 18 for Los Angeles, which had a players-only meeting after its 123-109 loss to Minnesota on Tuesday night. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters “We aren’t going to go out like this,” Rivers said. “No more bickering. No more questioning each other and the coaches.”Coach Doc Rivers, Austin’s father, said his team showed high energy from the outset.The Clippers shot 60 percent and used a late 13-0 run to take a 38-24 lead after the first quarter. Jordan had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the quarter.“The first seven minutes of basketball was as well as we’ve played all year,” Rivers said.Khris Middleton paced Milwaukee with 23 points. Jabari Parker added a season-high 20 in 30 minutes, the most he’s played since rejoining the team in early February after recovering from a second ACL tear in his left knee.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Antetokounmpo, who had 37 points in a loss at Cleveland on Monday, had 12 points before departing.“He’s our main guy,” Middleton said. “We missed the attention he creates on the offensive end. We’re a team, though, so when he goes out we can’t give up. We know what we can do as a team and tonight we just didn’t do it.”The Bucks trailed by seven at the half. Playing without Antetokounmpo, the deficit grew to 14 by the end of the third quarter as the Clippers built a 97-83 lead. Los Angeles shot 6 of 10 from 3-point range in the quarter.The Clippers maintained a double-digit lead for most of the fourth quarter until Milwaukee clawed close late. A layup by Middleton and Thon Maker’s dunk off a turnover cut the lead to four with 1:14 remaining. Rivers then nailed a contested 3-pointer from the corner with the shot clock winding down to extend the lead to seven.The Bucks got no closer than five in the final minute.DIFFICULT DRAWRivers is convinced that the Bucks will be a tough matchup in the playoffs, assuming Antetokounmpo returns to full strength.“Their record doesn’t show it, but if I’m in the East, I don’t think anyone would look forward to playing them,” Rivers said. “That will be a hard series with whoever they end up playing.”BRADLEY CENTER FAREWELLWith the Bucks set to move into a new arena next season, Rivers made what was likely his last visit to the Bradley Center. When asked if he had any fond memories, Rivers was far from emotional: “No. We lost a series here to the Bucks when we were the favorite when I was with the Hawks. Other than that, I don’t remember any at all. I played in The Mecca. I have some good memories there, but not many here.”TIP-INSClippers: Jordan, whose streak of 15 or more rebounds ended at 10 games Tuesday night, pulled down 16 first-half boards, equaling the Bucks’ team total. … Tobias Harris showed no ill effects after battling the flu, even though Rivers expressed regret about playing him in Tuesday’s loss. “The way we played, you second-guess,” Rivers said. “I wish we wouldn’t have played him, but he says he feels better.”Bucks: G Brandon Jennings was signed to a second 10-day contract. Jennings, Milwaukee’s first-round pick in the 2009 draft, appeared in each of the Bucks’ four games after signing his first 10-day contract on March 11. … C Tyler Zeller returned after missing two consecutive games with sore ribs.UP NEXT Clippers: At Indiana on Friday in the teams’ first meeting this season.Bucks: At Chicago on Friday. Milwaukee has lost two of three games to the Bulls.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims LATEST STORIES LA Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Their playoff hopes fading after a deflating loss a night earlier, the Los Angeles Clippers were desperate for a win.“We’ve got to be one team, one unit and play with high energy and compete,” Austin Rivers said. “Let’s play harder than the other team.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ D-League: Akari-Adamson a win away from outright semis seat MOST READ 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 awardlast_img read more

Conte eyes Real Madrid’s Morata

first_imgChelsea have offered Morata wages of £150,000 a week on a five year contract, according to London’s Evening Standard.Morata is keen to play for the manager and told The Guardian Conte had given him self belief.Morata came close to playing for Conte at Juventus in 2014 when the latter played a pivotal role in persuading him to join Juventus…only for the coach to jump ship and take over the national side.“I feel indebted to him because he’s the coach that most trusted in me, most wanted me, who made me feel I could perform at the highest level,” Morata told the newspaper in April.“Yet I’ve never had the fortune to actually work with him. I’m sure sooner or later I will.”Morata would replace fellow Spanish international Diego Costa, whom Conte told at the end of last season he no longer figured in his plans despite his 20 Premier League goals spurring on Chelsea to the title.Costa endured a fractious relationship with Conte last season leading to rumours of him moving to China and then having to apologise to coaching staff after a training ground bust-up.He is linked to a move back to Atletico Madrid even though they cannot register new players until January because of a blanket FIFA transfer ban.Several newspapers say Chelsea have rejected an initial bid of £22m for the 28-year-old Brazil-born marksman whose febrile temperament also played a role in Chelsea’s alarming slide in the 2015/16 campaign and to Jose Mourinho’s sacking and would like to recoup at least the £32m they paid for him in 2014.Regardless of whether the deal is done this week it is considered highly unlikely Costa will be taken on the club’s pre-season tour of Asia.– ‘Further disappointment’ –Morata had been thought to be Manchester United’s principal striker target until they swung towards 24-year-old Lukaku and spectacularly stymied Conte’s well-laid plans.Conte, who has yet to sign along with his backroom staff the new contracts they were offered at the end of last season, is thought to favour another Spaniard , the veteran Fernando Llorente, as a fallback option should they fail to land Morata.Llorente, who was signed by Conte when he was at Juventus in 2013, performed well for Swansea last season but at 32 would be a relatively cheap short term replacement for Costa.Thusfar Chelsea’s recruitment for a season that will throw up the extra challenge on the squad of Champions League football has seen experienced Argentinian goalkeeper Willy Caballero join for free and German international defender Antonio Rudiger sign for £29m on Sunday.There could also be further disappointment for Conte with regard to his pursuit of midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko as several newspapers suggest United are ready to launch another commando raid to hijack the deal.The Times and The Daily Mail say United are willing to offer £40m matching Monaco’s valuation rather than the £35m Chelsea bid for the 22-year-old.Chelsea are loath to better the offer because of concern about Bakayoko having undergone keyhole surgery on a knee in the close season.United had originally been keen to bring Nemanja Matic from Chelsea but The Times says the Lukaku affair has endangered that deal in souring the two clubs’ relations.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Spain and Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata eyes the ball during the friendly against France at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris on March 28, 2017 © AFP/File / Franck FIFELONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 11 – Spanish striker Alvaro Morata is now the focus of frustrated Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s attentions after Romelu Lukaku slipped through his fingers and signed for Manchester United, according to media reports.Chelsea have tabled a £62 million (70m euros, $80m) bid for the 24-year-old Morata but Real Madrid are holding out for around £80m, the reports say.last_img read more

Festival and Events Advice pop-up clinics coming to Donegal

first_imgThis month sees the inaugural AOIFE Festival and Events Advice Clinic roll into two Donegal locations to engage with the 45 plus Festivals and event organisers in the county.Aoife’s Executive Director and Communications Assistant will be traversing the Country this season in an effort to meet local member Festival and event organisers.Modelled on other Network offerings – the POP Up Advice Clinics are facilitated locally to allow organisers meet AOIFE personnel and get a steer on some of their problems. Founded in 1993- the Association of Irish Festivals and Events Association is the fourth largest in Europe (with over 200 members) and through training networking and advocating best practice helps “not for profit festivals” reach and expand their local and international goals.The Clinics will deal with:• The European Festival Labelling & Awards Programme• Funding and Grant Applications• Setting up a new Festival / Event• Revenue and Sponsorship Opportunities• Leader and Cluster support• Association Development• Social Media Mentoring• Connections, Contacts and General Advice.Participants MUST register with the AOIFE Secretariat in advance to book at 30 minute consultation during the time the team are there. The Advice Clinic Service is Free to members and non-members must pay a fee of €50. Over 40 locations in 19 counties will be completed before Easter. A further 8 in Leinster and Ulster in April / May and the remaining 5 Ulster Counties will be visited in the early Autumn – affording may in the 200 plus network an ideal opportunity to meet and discuss face to face issues confronting their festival and event.Priority will be given to member Festivals of the association but it’s hoped the programme will give a chance for newer Festivals and Events in the non – profit sector to meet first hand with the Senior Team.“The first edition of the EFFE Label and Award 2015-2016 presented 761 festivals from 31 countries receiving the EFFE Label and 12 of the most trend-setting European festivals which received an EFFE Award. We don’t want medium sized festivals to miss out on this opportunity to get recognition for their good work and get them to apply now for the EFFE Label 2017-2018!” stated Executive Director Colm Croffy Funded and supported by the EU Commission – A.O.I.F.E.is one of 27 National Hubs for the Awards Scheme.Being a selected festival means to your audience, your sponsors, your media, your local authorities that your festival programme and mission belongs to the outstanding and innovative group of festivals in the European Union and beyond.It also means networking in the EFFE Label Meet-up on 6 May 2017 in Frankfurt where you will meet your colleagues; and your festival gets visibility through a dynamic branding and media campaign that will promote the EFFE Community towards audiences across Europe. All participating festivals have a profile page on the EFFE website and are all part of the online EFFE Professional Community.Last but not least, EFA will animate this new international festivals community, allowing professionals to exchanges and interact with each other.For Registration for your 30 minutes Advice Slot or your 30 minute Social Media Mentoring slot please contact Membership Officer Christina at 090 964 3779. Or see www.aoifeonline.comThe Advice Clinics will be in Donegal in two locations – Letterkenny Radisson Blue Hotel 9.15 a.m. – 3.15 p.m. Donegal Town Abbey Hotel – 4.30 p.m. – 8.30p.m On Mon 23rd January Further Information Please contact Colm Croffy 087 2215406Festival and Events Advice pop-up clinics coming to Donegal was last modified: January 19th, 2017 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:donegalFESTIVALSlast_img read more

COLEMAN ‘MISKICK’ SNATCHES POINTS FOR EVERTON

first_imgSome may have called it a miskick but Seamus Coleman will take them all.Seamus ColemanThe Killybegs man has been struggling to find form again after his recent injury.But he will bed elighted to have netted the winner against Cardiff as Everton won 2-1 this afternoon at Goodison Park. The heroics of Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall looked to have earned a crucial Premier League point for the Welsh side, but the Scot cut a dejected figure after being beaten by Coleman’s miskick. COLEMAN ‘MISKICK’ SNATCHES POINTS FOR EVERTON was last modified: March 15th, 2014 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:evertonKillybegsseamus colemanlast_img read more

DUNGLOE GAA CLUB RAISE ALMOST €3,000 FOR OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH

first_imgGAA: Dungloe GAA club embarked on a gruelling 100km trek in adverse weather conditions on Saturday to help raise money for Ovarian Cancer Research.The brave participants were put off by the absolutely horrendous weather conditions that swept across the county and battled through the elements valiantly. The team of cyclists from Dungloe GAA club completed the 100km trek which started in Letterkenny and finished in Carrick.The lads raised a total of 2800 euro for the ovarian cancer charity and would like to thank everyone who supported them.Martin Mc Glynn also deserves special mention for getting them all home from Carrick in the early hours of Sunday morning after the lads had rehydrated all evening with refreshments!  DUNGLOE GAA CLUB RAISE ALMOST €3,000 FOR OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH was last modified: September 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

Play Your Part series episode one: synopsis

first_imgThe first episode of the new Play Your Part television series airs on Saturday, 26 August 2017. Here’s a little teaser. Media personality Bonang Matheba is one of the women who are featured on the first episode of the Play Your Part television series. It airs on 26 August 2017 on SABC 2 at 18:00. (Image: Bonang Matheba, Facebook)Brand South Africa reporterIn the first episode of 2017’s Play Your Part television series, we meet three powerful women.Brand South Africa’s Sithembile Ntombela recaptures the previous show and highlights the vision of the current season.Medical practitioner and philanthropist, Dr Sheena Geness shares her experience in promoting breast health among women. Her organisation is called the Geness Foundation.Media personality Bonang Matheba shines light on her journey from shy teenager to prominent radio and TV personality. She too has the Matheba Foundation and started the Bonang Matheba Bursary Fund in 2016.Find out more when you watch the first show on SABC 2 at 18:00 on 26 August.Watch:To get involved in playing your part in South Africa, here’s what you can do:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolvedOr find out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part: @PlayYourPartSA.Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA.Like us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

5 Smartphone Alternatives To The iPhone 5S

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement dan rowinski Related Posts Why You’ll Like ItHTC is second to none when it comes to industrial design. The HTC One has a full metal unibody case that a short study of potential consumers said they prefer over the Samsung Galaxy S4. It runs Android and runs it well, and has a customized skin/launcher in HTC Sense 5 that does a great job in making the features of the phone shine. Released in April, the HTC One is still probably the best phone launched this year.Why You Won’tUnless you’re getting the “Google Nexus” edition of the HTC One, there are some quirks you might not like. First among them is the “Blink Feed,” a news aggregation feed that you can’t get rid of without installing a third-party launcher.HTC also likes to do odd things with photo sharing with its “Zoe” features in the camera. Then there’s the camera itself. HTC calls the technology behind its camera “ultrapixels,” as opposed to the classic megapixels. The camera works well enough, especially in low-light conditions but it’s not the best smartphone camera on the market this year.Nokia Lumia 1020 Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Apple is about to drop a new iPhone on the hungry consumer masses. Lots of people will love it, whether it is any good or not. It’s Apple, after all. This is what it does.But what if you don’t want an iPhone? Turns out you’re in luck. This has been a great year for smartphone buyers, especially those who don’t want an iPhone. Just about every smartphone maker has upped its game in 2013. The screens are brighter, the processors are faster, the gimmicks are more interesting and the features are more functional.Here are five smartphones that rival the newest iPhone and give consumers some excellent alternatives as they decide what gadget they want in their pockets for the next couple of years.HTC One Tags:#Apple#BlackBerry#HTC#LG#Nokia#Samsung#smartphones Why You’ll Like ItDo you like big smartphones? So big that they could almost be called small tablets? The Optimus Pro G is such a device, often referred to as a “phablet.” A 5.5-inch screen makes it a touch smaller than the Galaxy Note 3, but still bordering on ridiculous. It’s a solid, if unspectacular, smartphone.Its primary differentiator is a feature called QuickMemo that lets you screen capture anything on the smartphone at any time and then write on top of it (with your finger, not a stylus). That is a pretty handy feature, especially if you create a lot of media. If you need a large phone that is fairly simple to use and understand, the Optimus G Pro is as good as bet as any.Why You Won’tWell, it’s huge. You’ll look weird talking on it while walking down the street, unless you have a gargantuan head. And the LG Optimus G Pro is uninspired, though functional and solid. Honorable MentionsGalaxy Note 3: Samsung’s latest flagship phablet is a decent upgrade from the Note 2, but still huge and complicated.BlackBerry Z10/Q10: If you still have a fondness for BlackBerry, the new BlackBerry 10 operating system is a distinct upgrade from its aging predecessor. The Q10 is one of the very few flagship smartphones on the market these days that still features a physical QWERTY keyboard.iPhone 5: Because it’s still a great smartphone, and it’s about to get cheaper when the iPhone 5S is released. Droid Maxx: Probably the last of Motorola’s old product pipeline, the new Droid Maxx has hands down the best battery on the market. Available only at Verizon. Why You’ll Like ItIt’s attractive and functional, has top of the line hardware specifications, a 13-megapixel camera and a replaceable battery. Samsung loves to cook up interesting feature functions and gimmicks such as the ability to wave your hand at the screen to answer the phone or the ability to pause a video you are watching by looking away. The battery life of the Galaxy S4 is probably one of the best available.Why You Won’tSamsung tends to go a little overboard with its features. And they don’t always work. Sometimes more is just … well, more. And that’s not necessarily a good thing. Samsung often likes to make things unnecessarily complicated as well, which is in full view with the TouchWiz skin it lays on top of Android. The Galaxy S4 also comes with preloaded apps that are difficult to remove.LG Optimus G Pro What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why You’ll Like ItCalling a smartphone “comfortable” is kind of a weird description. But it’s a word that fits Motorola’s flagship device very well. The Moto X just fits. It fits in your hand, fits in your lifestyle, fits in your pocket. It runs Android and has a proprietary system that Google calls “X8 Mobile Computing System” that runs its advanced Touchless Control voice features, gesture-based controls and Active Notifications system. The Moto X may come from Google and Motorola, but it’s not just another stock Android smartphone. Oh, and you can also design what the phone looks like yourself.Why You Won’tWhile the Moto X has some of the best voice controls of any smartphone around, it is not the be-all, end-all of voice interactions. You have to say “OK Google Now” to prompt the system anytime you want to use it. This becomes slightly awkward at the office or in social situations. The camera is good but lags those on the Lumia 1020 and the Galaxy S4. In many ways (except for voice control), the Moto X is second-best to everything else on the market. That still makes for a pretty good smartphone these days, though.Samsung Galaxy S4 The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why You’ll Like ItSpeaking of smartphone cameras, the one on the Lumia 1020 is the best of the best. At 41 megapixels, with killer optics and advanced software, the Lumia 1020 camera is awesome in just about every way. If you want a change of pace from the Android and iOS duopoly, the Lumia 1020 runs Windows Phone 8, a respectable operating system that is the epitome of “flat” design with its Hubs & Tiles interface.Why You Won’tOutside of the camera, the Lumia 1020 is kind of mediocre. The body is fairly big and the 41-megapixel camera on back creates a bit of a bump. Then there is Windows Phone 8. It’s a decent operating system, but it can sometimes be difficult to find what you’re looking for (like basic settings). In terms of apps, the Windows Phone Marketplace lags both Android’s Google Play store and Apple’s App Store in volume, quality and number of top app publishers using the platform (there’s no official Instagram app, for instance). Motorola Moto Xlast_img read more

7 Directors Who Made the Jump from Music Videos to Feature Films

first_imgEveryone starts somewhere. Before they found big-time Hollywood success, these directors were making the most out of small budgets and developing their techniques on the sets of music videos.Image via Annapurna PicturesThere are plenty of paths into the larger world of filmmaking. Corporate video. Wedding video. Agency ad work. While these jobs aren’t exactly glamorous, they do offer an opportunity to get your hands dirty and get paid to shoot some actual footage.Music videos are another excellent first step for aspiring film and video creatives. You’ll learn how to work with crews and shooting schedules and likely make a few solid connections. Best of all, making a music video provides a little wiggle room. Even with a low budget and time and gear constraints, you can still make something inventive and engaging while demonstrating your hard-earned skills and ability to execute a vision.If you do put yourself out there and book a music video gig, know that you are in good historical company; some of the biggest feature-film directors working today got their start making music videos.1. Antoine FuquaAfter working as a production assistant in NYC and shopping his first short film to record labels, Antoine Fuqua found himself helming music videos for artists like Prince, Arrested Development, and CeCe Peniston. Fuqua was soon approached by none other than Jerry Bruckheimer about directing a music video for Coolio’s “Gangster’s Paradise” from the soundtrack of 1995’s Dangerous Minds. Sure enough, the video was a hit, eventually winning Best Rap Video at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards.Fuqua went on to direct the gritty crime drama, Training Day, for which Denzel Washington took home the Academy Award for Best Actor.2. David FincherOne of David Fincher’s earliest impressions on the mainstream might just be the most David Fincher thing ever: a 1985 American Cancer Society commercial featuring a fetus smoking a cigarette.Before moving on to become one of the most respected directors in Hollywood, Fincher enjoyed massive success and acclaim in the music video industry, working with a who’s who of 80s/90s music superstars like Madonna, Aerosmith, Paula Abdul, Billy Idol, and The Rolling Stones.His impact and influence was substantial — in addition to winning two Grammys for Best Music Video and three MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction, the production company he co-founded (Propaganda Films) helped shape the careers of some of the most talented directors in the business, including Gore Verbinski, Michael Bay, and Zack Snyder.3. Francis LawrenceWielding possibly the most stacked music video resume of this list, Francis Lawrence has worked with some of the biggest acts on the planet, like Akon, Jay Z, Third Eye Blind, Justin Timberlake, Will Smith, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and many, many more.After working as a second camera assistant on the 1990 film Pump Up the Volume, Lawrence would grind for many more years before breaking into the mainstream as the director of films like I Am Legend and the final three adaptations of The Hunger Games.4. Spike JonzeLike David Fincher, Spike Jonze made his name by pushing boundaries with a surreal, outside-the-box approach to storytelling. After honing his chops through skateboarding photography and video work, Jonze ventured into music video just in time for the alternative-music explosion of the early 1990s, working with some of the era’s most influential artists, like Sonic Youth, Beastie Boys, Weezer, Dinosaur Jr., and R.E.M.His first feature film, 1999’s Being John Malkovich, earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. He picked up several more industry nominations for 2013’s Her — and took home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay, and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay.5. Michel GondryGondry’s first forays into film were music videos he created for his French pop band, Oui Oui. Those wildly inventive clips caught the eye of Icelandic avant-garde powerhouse Björk, resulting in the iconic Gondry-directed music video for “Human Behavior” (and seven other music video collaborations.)Gondry went on to work with musical acts like The Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, Beck, and Daft Punk before directing his feature film debut, the Charlie Kaufman-scripted Human Nature. His second film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, led to a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for Kate Winslet, with Gondry (and fellow co-writers Kaufman and Pierre Bismuth) winning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.6 & 7: DANIELSDANIELS —Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — is a recent phenomenon. In addition to their viral (and deceptively profound) short films and engaging brand work, the unconventional duo is responsible for some of the most original music videos in recent memory, working with acts like Foster the People, Battles, Tenacious D, and The Shins.With the recent big-screen release of their feature-length Swiss Army Man, the story of DANIELS serves as an excellent example of the power a modern filmmaker wields with resources like YouTube and Vimeo at their disposal.Got any music video work experiences you’d like to share? Do so in the comments below!last_img read more

Lifesavers seal Pool C berth

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pocari nails three-peat It was Generika-Ayala’s second win in three games in Pool B that assured it a spot in Pool C, where the top two teams from Pools A and B would advance.National team player Gen Casugod topscored with 11 points, while Fiola Ceballos added 10 for the Lifesavers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the second game, F2 Logistics finally picked up its first win at the expense of Sta. Lucia, fashioning out a 25-14, 25-14, 25-16 triumph.Ara Galang scored 11 points, while Kim Fajardo added 23 excellent digs on top of three aces for the Cargo Movers, who are relegated to Pool D after a 1-2 record in the first round. LATEST STORIES Generika-Ayala dominated rookie squad Cherrylume, 25-16, 25-20, 25-17, Thursday in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference at Strike Gym in Molino, Bacoor.From the onset, the Lifesavers stamped their class as they unloaded 39 attack points to overwhelm Cherrylume, which turned in 26.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentslast_img read more