It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings GO FOR GOLD 80 — Gaco 16, Salem 14, Alejandro 11, Gutang 9, Naboa 8, Dixon 7, Haruna 7, Casiño 4, Leutcheu 2, Pili 2, Domingo 0.Quarters: 22-20, 37-43, 62-66, 86-80.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The starters kept the Skippers above water before a telling 13-4 blast in the fourth quarter turned a 62-66 deficit into a commanding 75-70 lead.Jerwin Gaco kept the Scratchers within the game late as his three-point play made it an 84-80 affair in the last 1:23, but Robles split his freebies and blocked Yankie Haruna on the other end to secure the win.Gaco led Go for Gold (4-4) with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Matt Salem had 14 markers and five boards in the loss.The Scores:MARINERONG PILIPINO 86 — Robles 18, Subido 16, Pasaol 13, Banal 12, Ayonayon 9, Toth 6, Tratter 5, Babilonia 2, Lopez 2, Tolentino 2, Terso 1, Iñigo 0.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano He also hauled down 13 rebounds, dished out five assists, and got two steals and two blocks off the bench.Renzo Subido also had 16 markers, six coming in the final frame, three boards, and two assists, while Alvin Pasaol had 13 points, three rebounds, and two dimes.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 folkGab Banal collected 12 markers, eight boards, four assists, and four steals, and Rian Ayonayon got nine for Marinerong Pilipino, which grabbed a share of the second spot at 5-2.“We could not get our rhythm in the first half, but I’m happy that we stepped ip on the defensive end,” said coach Koy Banal. Brown scores 21 as Celtics pound Bulls without Irving 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino fought back from 10-points down in the second half and frustrated Go for Gold, 86-80, for its fourth straight win Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Pasig Sports Center.Billy Robles came alive in the fourth period, firing six of his 18 points in the final 5:06 of the game as the Skippers recovered from a 49-39 deficit early in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT
Many at Boeing never wanted to build the world’s bestselling and most reliable plane and at one stage the non-believers almost sold the design to a consortium of Japanese aerospace manufacturers.That plane, the Boeing 737, celebrated the 50th year of its first flight this month — as the latest version took to the air for the first time.Key to the success of the 737 has been the ability of Boeing to improve the plane. The latest design, the MAX, is the fourth major upgrade.Boeing started studies of a short-haul jet plane to supplement its very successful 727 for short routes.Design work began in May 1964, with the original design for a 60-passenger plane for routes up to 1600km.Many in Boeing thought the move was crazy because three other competitors already had similar jets flying or about to fly and there were few major customers left.But Boeing had a major advantage with its family concept as its 737 would use many of the parts and the same cabin cross section (six across) as its best-selling 707 and 727.Boeing’s sales pitch was big-jet comfort on regional routes.Germany’s Lufthansa and United Airlines were sold and the 737 was launched.By the time the first flight took place in April 1967, 17 airlines had signed up. However, storm clouds were brewing for Boeing.By 1969 the 747 was in trouble with its weight and engine performance and Boeing’s Super Sonic Transport had to be totally redesigned.In 1970, starved of funds, Boeing looked for products to quit and the 737 which had sold only 23 that year was the prime candidate.The 747’s issues were resolved with compromises on all sides, the US government cancelled the SST in 1971 and the pressure came off. The future was not going to be high-speed travel across the globe but more a focus on regional flights connecting thousands of cities, with the 737 set to be both the magic carpet and a golden goose.There is possibly no better example of how engine and aerodynamic technology has advanced aviation than the 737.The first 737 could carry 124 passengers over 2775km, whereas the latest version to fly, two weeks just last Friday, the 737MAX 9 can carry 204 passengers in the same configuration over 7000km. And the fuel consumption improvements have been spectacular.Since 2000 for instance the fuel burn has declined 20 per cent from the current model in airline service to the MAX.As well as countless under-the-skin improvements, Boeing has given the 737 a new interior incorporating design concepts from its bigger brothers the 787 and 777.Dubbed the Sky Interior, it totally transforms the 737. Boeing is building 42 737s a month and that rate is moving to 47 this year, 52 next year and 57 in 2019 to clear the backlog.Since 1965 Boeing has received orders for 13,954 737s, with 4506 still to be delivered. Of those, 3700 are for the latest MAX models.The problem now for Boeing is how to replace its bestselling jet.The aerospace company may launch one more version of the MAX series, with 12 extra seats, but a clean-sheet design is needed to take it to the middle of this century.Challenge is where is the sweet spot to capture the bulk of the market. The original 737 was positioned in the 90-150 seat segment but that has grown to 150-220 seats over the years, with airlines now asking for even more seats.More seats mean a push from a single-aisle plane to a twin-aisle for ease of boarding but that makes it less attractive at the lower capacity end of the market.Boeing, and its now merged partner McDonnell Douglas dabbled with 200-seat twin-aisle designs in the 1980s and 1990s but airlines were lukewarm.The width of the cabin allowed for economy seating of 2-2-2 rather than the familiar single-aisle 3-3.But fast forward to today’s nightmare of passengers’ demands, particularly in the US, for carry-on baggage only and a twin-aisle solution with more overhead space, and the design plans have great appeal.
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Even the most organized lighting setups can need tweaking in post. Find out how you can add (realistic) shadows to a composition using DaVinci Resolve.I know. We’re about to discuss creating something digitally that we should have just captured with the camera. But, we don’t live in a perfect world, and mistakes happen. So let’s take a look at creating a cast shadow inside of DaVinci Resolve.There’s a common misconception about recreating shadows, and it’s that you simply make the area darker. And while, to some extent, that is what we are going to do, it wouldn’t be correct to say that’s it. When we think about an area of the room that is darker, it’s because there’s less light, or no light, reaching that area. When we see a shadow spread across a wall, it’s because there is an object between it and a light source.In the example below, I had a 650w Fresnel diffused through a 3/4 stop diffusion sheet, which I then cut with a 10″x12″ scrim/flag to divide the light on the background — as if the half-open window shutters were obstructing the sunlight.Leaving the scene with no illumination at all was dull, and simply lighting the background with the 650w was too excessive — diffused or not. With the light divided by the flag, it gives the background contrast, which adds an exciting dynamic to the composition.This still below takes place in the same location but at a later time in the story.It was a creative choice not to replicate the exact lighting setup, but, for the sake of the tutorial, let’s say that the director now wants those window shutter shadows back in to add some interest to the background (not that it’s a stretch to consider such a request from a director).In Resolve, import your footage, and head to the color page. It would be best to implement the shadows before grading.First, create a new node, mask around your subject and hit the invert mask option. Here, you want to increase the midtones slightly. We’re going to lower the overall exposure later, so it doesn’t need to be too drastic — just a few increments. This will slightly increase the brightness of the background to make our shadows stand out a little more.Create a second node, and here you want to create another mask based on the shape you want your shadow to take.The only adjustment we are going to make is to lower the midtones very slightly. I’ve decreased the gamma -0.04. As I mentioned earlier, creating a shadow isn’t necessarily about creating a mask and lowering the shadow settings; in fact, that would look horrible. One of the key features is saturation. In low light, there’s less light to reflect, so objects get desaturated. Therefore, the key isn’t to lower the shadows/lift but to decrease the saturation. The exact setting will differ from shot to shot, but I’ve reduced mine -12.0.One thing to note about real shadows is that the strength or density of the shadow is more substantial if it’s closer or parallel to the obstruction. We can see this in the example still. Looking at the furnace pipe on the right-hand side of the composition, we can see the shadow is darker at the bottom, which is parallel to the 1k Fresnel outside — and as we travel up the pipe, away from the fallout area of the light, the shadow’s density weakens.Initially, I thought I might have to use a gradient to replicate the effect for the digital shadow. However, if you lower the opacity to 75, you’ll find that the mask naturally conforms to the luminance of that area. While shadows aren’t extremely feathered, at a distance, they are not sharp either. Therefore, I would suggest implementing a small feather — no more than 1.5, or it will look unnatural.In the completed (but ungraded) still above, I’ve moved my digital shadow across and also expanded the real shadow in the corner because the background looked uneven. The new digital shadow in the corner perfectly blends in with the actual shadow, which tells me the mask has worked. I’ve also angled the top of the mask to spill onto the roof, making the shadow look more natural. There are some discrepancies between digital and real, and I would, of course, prefer the real deal, but to conclude, when recreating cast shadows, it’s not so much about darkening an area; rather, it’s about the saturation and intensity of a mask.Lewis McGregor is a certified BlackMagic Design DaVinci Resolve Trainer.Looking for more info on DaVinci Resolve? Check out these articles.Check Out the Latest Developments in Resolve 14.1 and 14.2How To Create A Sub Mix In DaVinci Resolve 14 – Video TutorialResolve 14’s Best Editing Features For The Online Content CreatorWhat You Need to Know About Resolve 14’s Latest Media PageHow to Create a Realistic Lens Flare in DaVinci Resolve
Thunder clinch West 6th seed after beating league-no. 1 Bucks PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “It was a hell of a game. I was really proud of those six guys who played,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “The NBA is a funny game and obviously at halftime, it didn’t look like we had much going, defensively in particular.”Stotts said before the game that guard CJ McCollum would rest because it was the second of a back-to-back. McCollum missed 10 games with a left knee injury and had just been back for Portland’s last two games.As for his other players, Stotts said going in that it was “fluid.” Damian Lillard was available but did not play. Neither did any of the team’s other regular starters, as Stotts went with Skal Labissiere, Layman, Meyers Leonard, Gary Trent, Jr. and Simons. Trent, Simons and Labissiere were making their first starts of the season.The Kings’ season is over, but coach Dave Joerger said he was encouraged.“We haven’t been great for the last couple of weeks, but I don’t want that to dull the shine on what has been a terrific season of development and competitiveness, and competitive spirit, of laying down a foundation and an identity, a lot of success and a lot of good moments,” Joerger said. “I feel good about that, and I feel good about where we can be in the future.”The Kings stayed with their regular starters and went up by 11 points in the opening quarter. They extended the lead to 28 points during the second and were up 87-62 at the break. Da’Aaron Fox led the Kings with 17 points and nine assists at halftime.Joerger went to his reserves in the second half.“Being a top-three seed in the West is an accomplishment,” Lillard said. “We should be proud of ourselves but obviously our business is just beginning.”TIP-INSKings: Joerger was asked before the game why the Kings had not won in Portland since 2012. He replied: “LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Wesley Matthews.” … The Kings gave up 76 points in the second half. Trail Blazers: Sacramento’s 87 first-half points were the most Portland had allowed in the half this season. … Simons became just the 11th rookie in franchise history to have a 30-point game. … Portland earned the No. 3 seed for the second straight year. Last season they were swept by New Orleans.ABOUT THE THUNDER: Oklahoma City won all four games against the Blazers this season. Portland swept the Thunder the year before.“We know that we’re capable of beating them. Each game this season came down to a possession here, a possession there,” Lillard said. “It’s going to be a tough, tough series. And I think we’ve got to go out and just be aggressive going into it. Our mentality has to be as the aggressor, go in there with the attitude that we’re getting it done.”UP NEXTSacramento’s season is over.The Trail Blazers will host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Simons, who had seven 3-pointers, played all 48 minutes as the Blazers rested their starters for the regular season finale.“To have all the young guys come in and secure the third seed, it felt good,” he said. “All of us felt good about that.”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, logisticsThe Blazers have won 14 of 17 games en route to their sixth straight trip to the playoffs. Portland will open the postseason Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, who finished in sixth.Portland had already clinched homecourt advantage in the opening round with a 104-101 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers the night before. Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons, right, reaches for a loose ball in front of Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, Oregon— It was a heck of a first start for rookie Anfernee Simons.Simons scored a career-high 37 points and the Portland Trail Blazers locked up the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference with a dramatic 136-131 victory over the Sacramento Kings using just six players on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Denver beat the Timberwolves 99-95 Wednesday night, locking the Nuggets into the No. 2 seed and a first-round series against San Antonio, and giving Portland the opening to claim the third seed. The Jazz wound up as a No. 5 seed and will play fourth-seeded Houston. The West’s top finisher, Golden State, will face the No. 8 Clippers.Portland trailed by 28 points but made it interesting in the fourth quarter by closing within 117-116 with 7:53 left on Simon’s 3-pointer. Simons found Jake Layman for an alley-oop dunk to pull the Blazers in front.Portland pushed the lead to 128-119 on Layman’s basket with 2:49 left. Simons hit his seventh 3-pointer to make it 131-123 with just over two minutes left and Sacramento couldn’t catch up.“That was fun. That was probably the best time I’ve had all season,” Simons said. “Just winning by coming back from down 28. We all stuck together and our teammates all helping us out the whole way. That was fun.”Marvin Bagley III had 20 points to lead the Kings, who lost their 11th straight game in Portland.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View comments
Jordan Spieth hits out of a bunker on the 15th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament, Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)FARMINGDALE, N.J. — Jordan Spieth’s third round in the final group of the PGA Championship with runaway leader Brooks Koepka will have to speak for itself.Spieth didn’t talk to the media.ADVERTISEMENT Minutes after signing his scorecard on a scrambling round of 2-over 72, the 25-year-old Texan refused a request by The Associated Press for an interview.A man with Spieth said no one in the media had asked to talk to the player after the round and he was not going to do a one-on-one interview.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, logisticsSpieth, looking to become the sixth player to win the career Grand Slam, spent five minutes signing autographs for fans around the putting green at Bethpage Black. He then started to walk to the clubhouse when he was approached again by the AP, once more asking for an interview.He was polite in his refusal, but he would not discuss his round that included two birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey. He will enter the final round tied for eighth place with Adam Scott, Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele at 3 under, nine shots behind Koepka, who has a seven-shot lead. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In the eight stroke-play events this year when he played on the weekend, Spieth on average has finished 14.5 strokes behind the winner. He has yet to finish in the top 20, with his best result a tie for 21st at the Masters. Chris Wondolowski breaks Landon Donovan’s MLS goals record Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue “I did eight (interviews) yesterday and I think I have said most everything to be said,” Spieth said as he turned and walked away. “I’m good.”Spieth, who shot 69 and 66 in his opening two rounds, said he would talk after the final round.His third round was all over the place on the 7,459-yard public course. He hit seven of 14 fairways, 10 of 18 greens and needed 30 putts. His main problem was he couldn’t get anything close to the pin. His birdies putts came from 13 and 7 feet on Nos. 12 and 13. His double bogey on No. 9 resulted after he found a greenside bunker from the fairway, had his bunker shot land 47 feet from the hole and three-putted.A shot from the fairway to a greenside bunker also cost him a bogey at No. 4. Missing the fairway led to a bogey at No. 16.Spieth is winless since the 2017 British Open at Royal Birkdale. He had chances on the back nine of two majors last year and failed to capitalize.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments
Team Matibabu. (Photo Courtesy) Advertisement Team Matibabu, a group of graduates from Makerere University are no strangers when it comes to local innovators in Uganda. The team has participated in a number of hackathons, and other innovation programs locally and internationally.Recently, the team early this year traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to showcase their innovative solution Matibabu at one of the World’s Biggest showcase events ever; the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 – a global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow that takes place every January. This was a life giving opportunity. Their luck came in for having participated in TechCrunch‘s Hardware Battlefield 2017.The team back in 2015 at the Mozilla Festive East Africa that took place at Victoria University in Kampala – won a funding from the President of Uganda, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. He promised the team a funding of USD$55,000 (roughly 200 million UGX)Matibabu device. (Photo Courtesy) – Advertisement – Matibabu is a Non-invasive diagnostic kit used to detect Malaria. The device uses a custom-made portable device called a matiscope, which is connected to a smartphone, to do a rapid diagnostic test. The user’s finger is inserted into the matiscope, and the application uses a red light to penetrate the skin and detect the red blood cells.The team NOW participating in the 2017 ISHOW competition that is held in Kenya are calling for your votes as they battle it out with other 9 innovative startups. The competition was open to individuals and organizations taking physical products to market that will have a social impact.Congrats #Kenya finalists! Time to vote for one innovator to earn extra cash. Who will win? https://t.co/eOOEw1dlbG #thisishardware #ISHOW17 pic.twitter.com/BJw2lrIA5q— ASME IShow (@ASMEishow) May 20, 2017Applicants were expected to have an existing prototype (Of which Matibabu does already have) and be interested in receiving financing, technical support and access to industry networks to assist in taking their product to market.30 finalists will pitch to the judges in person (ASME will provide travel grants towards the cost of travel) and will receive product exposure, advice and technical insights. 9 innovators will win a share of USD$500,000 (roughly 1.8 billion UGX) in prizes – including an extensive design and engineering review by a panel of experts.[related-posts]Winners become part of the ISHOW alumni network, a global community of hardware innovators with exclusive access to experts and resources.Editor’s Note: FOLLOW THIS LINK TO VOTE FOR THEM.