Tough routine wins Capellan another gymnastics gold

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “I did a lot of power tumblings,” said Capellan of his multiple somersaults that thrilled the judges at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center Hall 6.“I have that routine in my mind and I know exactly what to do,” said the 23-year-old Capellan, who retained the crown he won two years go in Singapore.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Reyland Capellan celebrates his gold medal win in Gymnastics in the 2017 SEA Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLThe Masbate native said he was feeling nervous at the start of the competition, because “everybody is doing well, they are all good.”But Capellan, who competed in the World Championships in Glasgow in 2015, went for jumps that carried high levels of difficulty. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) SEA Games: Bata, dela Cruz bow out in English billiards 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIES KUALA LUMPUR — Reyland Capellan has been practicing the same routine every day for the past two years.And when it mattered the most, practice made perfect. His routine, highlighted by a lot of high-score power jumps, won him the 29th Southeast Asian Games men’s artistic gymnastics floor exercise gold medal Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Teen gunned down in Masbate Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Reyland Capellan competes in the men’s floor exercise event of the gymnastics competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games Tuesday at the MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Capelan scored 13.950 points to win the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLHe totaled 13.950 points, enough to beat host Malaysia’s Zul Bahrin Bin Mat Asri (13.750) and Thailand’s Tikumporn Surintornta (13.600). The Philippines’ other entry in the final, 18-year-old novice John Matthew Vergara, finished eighth.“I’m very proud of what I did, because I trained very hard, but before the competition I was very very nervous,” said Capellan who will still compete in vault on Wednesday.Already he is thinking of his training for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. “We are forming a team for the Olympic training,” he said.His coach Aldrin Castaneda said Capellan and Vergara are being groomed to form that training team.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

Former Chelsea and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres decides on next club

first_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LIVING THE DREAM Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Former Chelsea and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has agreed to join Japanese side Sagan Tosu.The 34-year-old is a free agent this summer after Atletico Madrid opted against renewing his contract. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Latest Transfer Rumours Should he join the J-League side, he could come up against former international colleague Andres Iniesta.The Barcelona legend confirmed he would be signing for Vissel Kobe after 22-years in Catalonia. RANKED The Spaniard has been mulling over his options for some time and he has held talks with a number of clubs.And now, according to AS, Torres has decided to carry on his career with Sagan Tosu.The Japanese side held talks with the striker over the past month and they have persuaded him to make the switch.Torres has reportedly agreed a two-year deal with the club, worth around £80,000-a-week. IN DEMAND REVEALED center_img moving on Torres hoists the Europa League trophy aloft last month targets 1 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star last_img read more

Steve Kerr isn’t buying into the Gregg Popovich retirement theories

first_imgOAKLAND — Last month, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich expressed uncertainty when asked about his coaching future beyond this season.“I don’t know the answer,” he told the New York Times.Warriors coach Steve Kerr, one of Popovich’s leading disciples, still believes the 70-year-old Pop has a lot left in the tank.“I don’t get the sense that he’s anywhere close to stepping down,” Kerr said Tuesday. “Then again, I’ve never asked him, but I just know how much he loves coaching.” Kerr played …last_img read more

New overtime threshold takes effect

first_img19 March 2003Employees who earn more than R115 575 per annum will, from 24 March, not be guaranteed overtime payment by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.However, the Department of Labour says overtime payments for such employees can still be made if agreement is reached between employer and employee.Labour Department spokesman Snuki Zikalala said the move by the department aims to enable workers who earn less than R115 572 per annum to qualify automatically for overtime pay.The earnings threshold, which applies to both the public and private sector, is the wage level above which employees are excluded from the provisions of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act relating to the payment of overtime. The new threshold represents a R16 117 a year increase on the old level.The Act stipulates that overtime must be paid at 1.5 times the employee’s normal wage, with the option that an employee may agree to paid time off in return for overtime work.Senior management employees, employees engaged as sales staff who travel to the premises of customers and who regulate their own hours of work, and employees who work less than 24 hours a month, remain excluded from these overtime provisions.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Celebrating Joburg in photos

first_img13 January 2004The photographic exhibition “Celebrating Johannesburg” kicks off the new year for residents and tourists looking for a fresh angle on South Africa’s commercial heartland, with various aspects of the city seen through the lenses of five South African photographers and one Londoner.The five are Jurgen Schadeberg, Chris Kirchhoff, Hugh Fraser, Bettina Andrag, and Robert Rich, with Leila Amanpour from the UK.The exhibition takes place from 9 to 26 February at the striking Absa Gallery in Main Street, and will be supported by the Johannesburg Tourism Company and Absa. The works will be on sale, and all monies will go directly to the artists as Absa will not be charging commission for works displayed.“The photo essays capture the essence of life in the metropolitan. They’re new, exciting, and will be exhibited for the first time at ‘Celebrating Johannesburg’,” said Meredith Randall, curator of the exhibition.Schadenburg will be exhibiting his new photo essay on Kliptown. Kirchhoff will display a photo essay on youth culture at The Zone at Rosebank, and Fraser will showcase his layered, textured photographs of Johannesburg’s landscape.Amanpour, a freelance photographer for the London Sunday Times, will present a series of photographs on Soweto’s motorcycle gang, the Soweto Eagles, also talented acrobatic riders. Students Andrag and Rich will examine the northern suburbs in a photo essay entitled “The other side of the Tuscan wall”.Kirchhoff and Fraser exhibited earlier versions of their work at the “Johannesburg Now” exhibition, part of the Metropolis component at the 5th Sao Paulo Biennale of Architecture and Design held in Brazil in September 2003.“With the successful hosting of the ‘Johannesburg Now’ exhibition in Sao Paulo, it was only fitting that we carry out a similar exhibition in Johannesburg to expose these remarkable artworks to Johannesburgers – the very people who provide most of the inspiration for the photographs,” Randall said.Deon Viljoen, CEO of the Johannesburg Tourism Company, said of the exhibition: “Johannesburg is in the midst of exciting times. We are a melting pot of diverse cultures, talents and features. Not only do we need to look to our bold history to entrench the City’s uniqueness, but also to current developments.“All these elements will be cleverly depicted in the photo essays at the ‘Celebrating Johannesburg’ exhibition, which guarantees a refreshing visual experience for visitors.”Viljoen is hoping that the exhibition will be an added attraction for tourists to the city, as well as drawing residents into the inner city.Source: City of Johannesburg websitelast_img read more

Microsoft Used a Robot and an Xbox Controller to Shoot a Commercial

first_imgSee how Microsoft utilized Motorized Precision’s KIRA robotic camera arm to capture the Surface Studio launch video.Top image via Microsoft/Motorized PrecisionMicrosoft stole the show from Apple last week when the company released this stunning video for their futuristic Surface Studio.We previously talked all about the specs and the amazing tools developed for the Surface Studio, including the Surface Dial that will give you Tony-Stark-like control over apps — like using it as a color wheel in the Sketchable app.Image via MicrosoftWhat we didn’t talk about was the Microsoft Surface Studio release video itself. Outside of of the work of the motion designers, visual designers, and the CG renders — the shots of the actress using the Surface Studio were shot practically using Motorized Precision’s KIRA.KIRA is one of the latest in robotic camera arms. We first covered KIRA after its big splash at NAB 2016. The rig has a maximum height of 9 ft and can extend to 5.63 ft, weighing 570 lb — and the baseplate alone weighs in at a whopping 3400 lb. The KIRA has a maximum camera payload of 40 lbs and can move 3.2 ft in 0.5 seconds.Here’s a look at the KIRA in action.I wanted to know more about the development and production of this commercial, so I reached out to Sean Brown, the President of Motorized Precision. Here’s what I learned about the Microsoft Surface Studio spot.The Microsoft Hardware Design Team reached out to Motorized Precision to create and execute the motion control shots for the launch video. Shot at Cinerent West in Portland, Oregon, the KIRA was equipped with a RED EPIC DRAGON and Canon 15.5-47 mm lens. Image via Microsoft / Motorized PrecisionThere have been some updates to KIRA since NAB, including updates to the MP Studio app — which coincidentally runs on Windows machines. The KIRA also added new camera mounts and is currently testing a new modular track system set to launch next year.Image via Microsoft / Motorized PrecisionAs far as the Windows Surface Studio shoot goes, KIRA was chosen for its ability to repeat moves. Some shots required precise movements, like the multi-pass from the front of the Surface Studio to the back of the machine. The Microsoft Surface team had a series of pre-viz shots created in Cinema4D and Maya — which helped guide and program the KIRA’s motion control movements.After looking at a pre-viz shot, we would take about 5-20 minutes per shot to test it out and modify it for the real-world production. Then it comes down to testing the moves with talent and seeing how creative we can get with lighting and set.Image via Microsoft / Motorized PrecisionThe KIRA is programmed through the MP Studio app and can be controlled with an Xbox One Elite controller.  Above, you can see Sean Brown on set using the controller. With it, he can jog the robot into place and set keyframes within the MP Studio timeline to save moves.When we push left on the left joystick the robot moves left and when we push left on the right joystick it pans left etc. We made it so simple and intuitive to control that we were able to focus on the creative and not worry about the technology.Also within app, Brown can control the focus, iris, and zoom — giving him total control over every shot.Image via Microsoft / Motorized PrecisionI asked about the difficulty of lighting a moving computer monitor, especially while the camera was in motion.The lighting team worked very well with both Motorized Precision and the Microsoft team to make sure we achieved the most clean and sexy look we could for this shoot. Yes, a big screen does present challenges, but we were able to solve them by having KIRA do the same move over and over and see where we might find any problem spots.Image via Microsoft / Motorized PrecisionI finally asked about Brown’s impression of the Surface Studio itself, and how he could see himself using the device.I love the Microsoft Surface Studio from a KIRA control standpoint. We developed MP Studio originally as a touch app. On the Surface Studio I was finally able to see that app come to life with Touch Control that made sense! So I was very impressed by the product.  The Dial on set was controlling some amazing color wheels inside some of the apps used in the launch video and it was very impressive to see all the different functionality they were able to get from such a simple device.Microsoft Surface Studio Launch Video Shoot Credits: ProducersJamie FishAmber GeigerDirector of PhotographyKevin Fletcher Sean Brown (KIRA Motion Control)Grip & ElectricCoach Sarge CineMicrosoft Hardware Design TeamBrittany RedigerNick BauerYoung KimJeff McCartneylast_img read more