Embed from Getty ImagesTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino stood by his team selections this week following the 2-1 defeat at Chelsea.Pochettino left a number of players out for Spurs’ midweek loss against Monaco which ended their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League knockout phase.He seemingly prioritised the derby at Stamford Bridge, where Premier League leaders Chelsea stormed back to win after Christian Eriksen had put the visitors ahead.Asked if he had any regrets about his decisions, Pochettino said: “No regrets. I think you (the media) are very focused on rotating players and the names. It’s about the squad.“If it’s a different result against Monaco then I don’t think you ask. Regrets? No regrets.Victor Moses netted Chelsea’s winner“We are competing in the Champions League and Premier League and to be competitive sometimes you have to give a rest to players.“Never regret, because we are professionals and try to make the best decision for the team and if you lose then accept the criticism.”Tottenham were excellent in the first half but Chelsea levelled with a fine strike from Pedro just before the interval and went ahead courtesy of Victor Moses’ goal six minutes into the second half.“After that game, you feel proud. We came from Monaco and that was tough to be out of the Champions League,” Pochettino said.“I think the answer of the players was clear. It was the right mentality and a good performance, but we lost.“If you analyse the result, 2-1 for Chelsea – congratulations. But if you analyse the 90 minutes, we played well.“We played very well for 44 minutes and conceded a great goal from Pedro. If you analyse the whole game, we deserved the minimum of a draw,“It’s easy to explain; they were clinical in front of goal and we weren’t.” See also:Chelsea top after beating Spurs againConte savours Chelsea’s derby victoryChelsea v Tottenham player ratingsBoss Conte hails Chelsea transformationConte backs Blues keeper Courtois Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
So far, Sullivan County Habitat for Humanity, based in Harris, New York, has completed two homes for families in the county, which is about 75 miles northwest of New York City and known to many people as a Catskills vacation destination.But this Habitat affiliate’s third project, now in the planning stages, could become one of the region’s affordable-housing landmarks if it meets the expectations of its design-and-construction team and a joins Habitat’s emerging portfolio of homes built to the Passivhaus standard. As noted in a recent edition of The River Reporter, the affiliate’s president, Pat Pomeroy, has been collaborating with architects Michael Chojnicki and Buck Moorhead; project coordinator Stephen Stuart, who owns a construction firm called Sustainable Solutions; and construction manager Bert Echt, whose building company is called Evergreen Design. The River Reporter story portrays this group as devotees of green building — a portrayal confirmed by GBA’s conversation with Stuart.Crafting design and materials strategiesAs currently envisioned, the house would include 1,230 sq. ft. of conditioned space, four bedrooms, and two baths. It will be built on a half-acre lot in South Fallsburg, near the eastern border of Sullivan County.Stuart told GBA that Passivhaus modeling still has to be done to determine what R-values will be needed for the exterior walls and roof, although preliminary plans call for about 9 in. of extruded foam insulation under the slab, for a thermal resistance of about R-45.The development team is leaning toward using 2×4 advanced framing for the exterior walls, with studs spaced 24 in. on center, and dense-packed cellulose insulation. The siding would be fiber-cement or stucco, Stuart said. “We’ll see how [a stucco exterior] fits in in the neighborhood,” he added.A budget target has yet to be set, although Stuart pointed out that, in addition to benefiting from Habitat’s volunteer labor force, this project will save money in part through its use of recycled material (including the foam that will go under the slab) and through the building’s two-story design, which will reduce the size of two cost-intensive components: the slab and the roof. The windows for this house likely will be Pella argon-filled double-pane units with fiberglass frames and sashes.If planning progresses as hoped, Stuart said, the project should break ground in June. By September, it should be far enough along for Stuart to bring students in Sullivan County Community College’s green-building program out to the site for a tour – and maybe a little volunteer labor.
Pro Video Coalition Reviews the Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9Image via Pro Video Coalition.Another great in-depth review, this one from Adam Wilt at Pro Video Coalition. This review includes focus chart tests, color tests, bokeh, and lens flare. If you need that level of ultimate control that only a true cine lens provides and you rock an E-mount camera, the MK18-55mm T2.9 lens and its longer brother the MK50-135mm T2.9 are worth serious consideration.Read the full Pro Video Coalition review here.Fujinon MK 18-55mm and 50-135mm from B&HHere is a look at both the Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9 and 50-135mm from B&H. Cinema5D Reviews the Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9Johnnie Behiri also got his hands on the MK 18-55mm T2.9 in his Cinema5D review.It looks like FUJIFILM has hit the sweet spot when it comes to lens quality, portability and price.I highly recommend checking out the always in-depth and technical insight from the team at Cinema5d. Sony shooters rejoice! There are two new Fujinon E-mount Cine zoom lenses priced to own the independent shooter market.Top image via Philip Bloom.Cine zoom lenses are notoriously expensive at $10,000+ for a nice set of glass. Fujinon has just jumped into the solo shooter market with their latest lenses — both starting at $3,799.The Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9 and Fujinon MK 50-135mm T2.9 lenses are compatible with Sony Super 35mm/APS-C sensor E-mount cameras. That means you can use them on the Sony a7 series (and a6300/a6500), FS5, FS7, FS100, FS700. For the a7 series, you’ll need to set your a7R II to S35 mode, or a7S II to HD mode with clear image zoom.Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9 Specs:Sony E-MountCovers Super 35 formatT 2.9 to T 22 and closedConsistent T2.9 aperture over zoom range3 x standard 0.8 MOD gearsClickless 9-Blade Iris200° focus rotation and macro modeColor matched to Fujinon HK/ZK/XK series85mm front outside diameterWeight 2.16 lbs (0.98 kg)Length 8.12″ (20.63 cm)Flange focal distance adjustmentShips March 2017$3,799 USD Fujinon MK50-135mm T2.9 Lens Specs:Sony E-MountCovers Super 35 formatT2.9 to T22 and closed3 x standard 0.8 MOD gearsClickless 9-blade iris200° focus rotation and macro modeColor matched to Fujinon HK/ZK/XK series85mm front outside diameterWeighs 2.16 poundsFlange focal distance adjustmentShips Summer 2017$3,799 USDThere are plenty of reviews and test footage already made available today. Here are are few of the best.Philip Bloom Talks about the Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9Fujifilm brought in Philip Bloom to experiment with the new glass. Here is his take on the Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9.The lens was an absolute pleasure to use. The focus was smooth and it has a perfect 200 degree rotation which makes it easy to focus by hand or with a focus puller. Many cine lenses are 300 degrees which is too much for a one person operator.Basically this lens is marvellous.You can read much more of Bloom’s thoughts and see his Fujinon MK footage on his blog. Are you excited about these new lenses? Let us know in the comments below.
Top-down videos showcase everything from sales to how-to. Learn how to properly set up your own top-down video.Cover image via The Collection.Unless you’ve never seen the internet, you more than likely see a dozen videos a week that look a little something like this:You see these videos from DIY craft pages on how to turn an old soda can into a desktop accessory, or from a Buzzfeed food channel on how to make quality dishes with 60-second tutorial videos. Although it’s not a new concept, the top-down style has grown in popularity with the surge of social media, even making its way to TV commercials.Image via Tesco Mobile (UK).The SetupCinematography Database’s Matt Workman and Greg from Lens Pro To Go break down how to achieve a similar effect in the video below.Although the video demonstrates how to set up tabletop lighting with a drop shadow, the setup is primarily the same if you’re working with Fresnels. If you want a drop shadow look, the video above is your one-stop guide. The drop shadow works well for gear reviews. It’s a technique I use when reviewing products.However, for food and craft videos, you want to employ a high-key setup because any shadows will likely become distracting.Thankfully for us, CBS This Morning sat down with Buzzfeed’s Tasty crew to see how the project came to life, and there were plenty of behind-the-scenes images revealing exactly how they create top-down videos.The crew uses a Canon 70D with a 100mm f/2.8L Macro lens, a TVLogic 5.6″ monitor, and what looks to be two Kino Flos. Of course, there is also the rigging, c-stands, a tripod, and light stands, but by no means is this equipment list an overly expensive one.The primary element of pulling off this high-key style is soft diffused lighting. If I were to blast a set of fresnels at the worktop, there would be as many shadows as a musical theater stage. If you’re not too sure what soft lighting is, you can find a rundown in this PremiumBeat article, but simply put, soft lighting comes from a large source. A Fresnel lamp, which has a very small source, will produce hard light.Set up your workspace and attach the camera to the c-stand using a camera mount. Ideally, you need two c-stands for this so you can center-position the camera. Using only one stand centered in the middle of the workspace will make moving difficult.Position the first light (a Kino Flo 4×4 feature would be perfect) directly above, and cover the light with a diffusion sheet or gel. You only want to use a 0.3/1 stop gel.Position the second light behind the worktop in front of you, but dim the intensity slightly. If you don’t have a dimmer on the light source you are using, apply another stop of diffusion gel.From this setup, you should be left with a soft, shadowless display. The top light will illuminate the surface area, and the light in front will remove any faint shadows that may the top light may cause, and it will push them your way out of view from the camera.Image via CBS This Morning.Kino Flos and larger LED lights can seem expensive if you’re on a tight budget. So instead, we can look at achieving this look with a diffusion silk, and fresnel lamps.Place your silk 4-6 feet above the work area (the distance from the worktop will decrease or increase the intensity of the light), and position a Fresnel on either side and direct them towards the silk so they cover an even area. The light will then bounce down to the worktop creating a nice, soft glow.Image via Cinematography Database.If you’re working with an ultra low budget, you could achieve similar results using a white bed sheet instead of a silk, and instead of c-stands, you could use a tripod such as the Manfrotto MT190XPRO3, which supports horizontal filming and photography.Of course, if you are making these videos to upload to Facebook, you can always follow Buzzfeed’s suit and crop your videos to optimize them for mobile. You can learn more about turning your videos into the 1:1 ratio here.Do you have tips for lighting top-down videos? Let us know in the comments.
A day after senior Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agrawal made a controversial statement about Hindu gods in Parliament and later apologised, BJP leaders in Uttar Pradesh filed several complaints, demanding his arrest and registration of an FIR against him for hurting their sentiments.The convenor of the BJP’s State traders’ cell, Vineet Sharda, announced a reward of ₹1.25 lakh for anyone who blackens Mr. Agrawal’s face and shaves his head. Mr. Sharda along with Mayor of Meerut Municipal Corporation Harikant Ahluwalia and other BJP workers demanded Mr. Agrawal’s arrest. Also Read Uproar over MP’s remark on Hindu gods Later, they went to the Partapur police station in Meerut and registered a complaint demanding police action against the Samajwadi Party MP.
How fitting.Kvitova was a bit overwhelmed by the whole scene as she returned to the site of her two Grand Slam titles, a little more than six months after being cut by a knife-wielding intruder at her home in the Czech Republic. Still unable to clench her hand for celebratory fist pumps or grip her racket fully, Kvitova came back to the All England Club and beat Johanna Larsson 6-3, 6-4.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAll five fingers on the lefty’s racket-swinging hand were injured in the late December attack. At the time, Kvitova was told there was a possibility she might not play tennis again.Scars on that hand serve as a reminder of what happened, and she thinks the cream that she often rubs on her hands during changeovers — something she’s long done, even before the stabbing — might help her improve her grip strength. LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend She acknowledged dealing with some jitters at the outset against Larsson, a Swede who is ranked 53rd. That might have led to three early double-faults.But Kvitova quickly found her game and was on her way. And she noticed that the crowd, clearly familiar with what she went through not that long ago, cheered even more loudly than usual for her.She’s popular among British bookmakers, too: Some have made her the favorite to take home the trophy in two weeks’ time.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong MOST READ View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Robredo: 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. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Suns sign draft pick Josh Jackson, guard Mike James Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova celebrates after winning her Women’s Singles Match against Sweden’s Johanna Larsson, on the opening day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Monday, July 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON — The surgeon who repaired Petra Kvitova’s left hand was in the Centre Court stands to watch her win in Wimbledon’s first round on Monday.“It was very nice that he sat in the box for my match. It was a special one,” Kvitova said. “I’m really glad that he took the invitation. He came with his wife to support me here.”ADVERTISEMENT She first returned to practice a little before the French Open, then began her competitive comeback in Paris in late May. A tournament title came next, on grass courts at Birmingham, England, in June.Those were both important milestones, to be sure.It was still a thrill to play once again at Wimbledon, where she won the championship in 2011 and 2014.“It was beautiful to be back on the court, playing my game, on the beautiful Centre Court, of course,” the 11th-seeded Kvitova said. “I couldn’t wish (for) more.”After winning Birmingham, she pulled out of a tuneup tournament at Eastbourne, citing an abdominal injury she thinks was a result of having the unwanted time off to begin the season.ADVERTISEMENT