Stampede to Harris Crossing

first_imgHarris Crossing sales executive Donna Bosgra and developer Glen Maidment. Picture: Evan MorganMAIDMENT’S Harris Crossing development at Thuringowa is being fast-tracked after a surge in interest in the masterplanned community. Four lots have been sold in Stage 5 of the development, which has not yet been released to the public.One sale was a 1000sq m block, one of the estate’s largest, which sold for $329,000.The increased demand is being attributed to a rise in confidence created by infrastructure projects underway in Townsville. Maidment Development Group managing director Glen Maidment said they were now selling land not yet cleared off the plan to appease buyers keen to build in the estate.“There has been a flurry of activity in the last month or two and some really good sales,” Mr Maidment said. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“We were forced to bring forward Stage 5 and we released it to a limited number of buyers that had registered their interest. From my point of view the infrastructure spending is starting to have an impact on our residential land market.“The diversity Harris Crossing has is appealing to the market because we have land right down to 350sq m, so it offers really affordable land close to Kirwan.”When complete, Harris Crossing will be home to 800 families and is bordered by the Bohle River and parkland.The estate will have more than 70ha of parkland and green space including playgrounds, boardwalks, picnic areas, walking trails and riverbank access.Mr Maidment said he hadn’t seen a large amount of land sold off the plan since 2010.“We’ve had to do a bit of a refocus in our business to make sure we have approvals in place to meet demand,” he said.“The infrastructure spending is having a flow-on effect and we can see that Harris Crossing is getting a really good share of the market.”For more information on Harris Crossing call Donna Bosgra on 0458 932 850.last_img read more

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Fulham v Liverpool: Bent starts

first_imgDarren Bent comes into the Fulham starting line-up for the match against Liverpool, who are still without Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson, although Agger is on the bench.Fulham: Stekelenburg; Riether, Heitinga, Burn, Riise; Tunnicliffe, Sidwell, Kvist, Richardson; Holtby; Bent.Subs: Stockdale, Hangeland, Kasami, Kačaniklić, Duff, Cole, Parker.Liverpool: Mignolet; Flanagan, Toure, Skrtel, Cissokho; Sterling, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho; Suarez, Sturridge.Subs: Jones, Agger, Kelly, Allen, Moses, Teixeira, Aspas.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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6 Production Tips for Shooting an Electronic Press Kit

first_imgThe electronic press kit (EPK) is an important element of a film or video production. Here’s everything you need to know about shooting one.Cover image by Studio 72.If you’re unfamiliar with an electronic press kit (EPK), let’s take a minute to catch you up. In the world of feature films (and sometimes even shorts), EPKs are an important part of a film’s promotion cycle. Usually, the production company (or the distributor, if there is one) commissions an EPK during production, and it functions as a catch-all promotion device once the film begins its theatrical (or streaming) run.Usually, you film an EPK while a film is still in production, and it usually includes a full package of interviews with the director, producers, and principal cast members — along with behind-the-scenes footage and B-roll. In the old days, these assets went to relevant news and press outlets for coverage, either by physically mailing CDs or, later, uploading to sites like Dropbox or other file-sharing servicesEPKs don’t make or break a project, but for serious productions, an EPK that does its job well is a huge boon for exposure, which can help a film’s overall bottom line. So, whether you need to shoot one for a feature or produce one for your own project, let’s look at these tips for creating a quality EPK.1. Shoot It NeutralImage by ponsulak.While you may have the urge to knock out some stylized, cool-looking footage for interviews and B-roll, it can actually be counterproductive. The goal of the footage is usability — you want other outlets and fellow editors to have as much leeway with the material as they can. Sometimes the interview footage gets spliced together with clips of reporters asking questions to set up your EPK-ready answers — in which case, they need to use your footage to match the style.So, shoot as flat and neutral as you can to accommodate as many changes to the edit as possible. If you do want to go for style, add a second file, but make the RAW clips available as well.2. Keep It ComfortableImage via Kzenon.Big-budget feature sets can be full of excitement, but you can always tell that the stakes are high. Everyone from the director to the actors to the PAs has a purpose, and they have to stay completely focused all the time. That being said, when you’re shooting EPKs on set, you may have to call these key players away from their tasks to focus on interviews, which may seem mundane and distracting.So, to stay in the good graces of the cast and crew, keep your interviews comfortable, fun, and as relaxing as possible. The EPK is your particular task, so you want to do it well, but the EPK isn’t going to make or break a movie — the direction, acting, and production is what really matters. So set your shots before your subjects arrive; offer them water or tea; and keep it quick, lighthearted, and fun. And if a fire breaks out on set, be ready to let them run to it with only a moment’s notice.3. Make Your Actors Look GoodImage by lapandr.After you focus on making your EPK interview subjects comfortable, your next biggest job is to make them look good — especially the actors. Having the hair and makeup team on hand is a good option — or at least make them aware when you’re recording the talent. Actors care about these things as much you care about charging your batteries and setting your focus — it’s part of their professional duties. If you can offer a monitor for them to review, they may love you more for it. Check for minute things like shirt wrinkles, makeup glare, or forehead sweat, and present them in the best light possible.4. Wide Array of SubjectsImage via phichet chaiyabin.Depending on your EPK project, interview questions may be pre-arranged, or you may need to come up with them yourself. If you do get to come up with your own, the goal is to cover a wide array of subjects that can help the relevant news outlets, journalists, and whoever else that may come into contact with your EPK. Boilerplate stuff works fine in most instances for what the film is about, what it’s like working with the director, etc., but try to throw out a few creative, open-ended softballs so your subjects (actors especially) can add a little bit about themselves into their answers.5. Don’t Let It Get StaleImage via gnepphoto.By the same token, when you’re interviewing sometimes 10-15 people for an EPK, asking the same questions over and over will just yield the same answers. If you’re operating off of a set script, stick to it, but it doesn’t hurt to keep things fresh. If five people have given the same answer already, let your next subject know that. Say, “X, Y, and Z already said this, but what do you think?” Encourage some diversity in your soundbites.6. B-Roll HelpsImage by gnepphoto.While it doesn’t always get included in an EPK, on-set B-roll can be a huge help to the outlets covering your project. Yes, they can always work with clips, images, and segments from your film’s trailer, but a few moments of your director and cast working together on set is much more interesting in the eyes of their audiences.However, getting B-roll on a finely tuned-yet-sometimes-chaotic set can be tricky. You’ll have to pick your spots, stay out of the way, and pay attention to how long you can stay there before becoming an annoyance. Luckily though, you don’t need much. As long as you show the major players in action, you’ll be ahead of the game.For more production and marketing tips, check out some of these articles.How to Create a Dynamic Press KitFreebie: Movie Marketing PackBring Your Film Marketing To Life With a Motion Posterlast_img read more

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10 months agoDiop backing West Ham to deal in Nasri

first_imgDiop backing West Ham to deal in Nasriby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham defender Issa Diop is backing Samir Nasri to sign.The former Arsenal midfielder, a free agent, has been training with the Hammers for the past two months.West Ham have now offered Nasri a contract and Diop told RMC: “He has been training with us for a while. “He’s fine, he’s very fit. He is very good at training. He demonstrates all his technical quality. He is a great player. “Will Nasri join West Ham? I hope. If he signs, he will do us a lot of good.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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10 months ago​Howe refuses to rule out more Bournemouth signings

first_img​Howe refuses to rule out more Bournemouth signingsby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEddie Howe has not ruled out dipping into the transfer market again.The Cherries have signed Dominic Solanke on a permanent deal from Liverpool, while Nathaniel Clyne arrived on loan from the same club.But Howe feels there is more that could be done before the window shuts at the end of the month.Bournemouth are hoping their new signings can help them push up the table, where they are currently in 12th position. But they are only two points off 8th spot.The Cherries boss said to the Daily Echo on transfers: “It’s difficult to say with clarity yes or no. We are still looking at different areas.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month ago​Man Utd could take pay cut from Adidas over Champions League no-show

first_img​Man Utd could take pay cut from Adidas over Champions League no-showby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United stand to lose out on significant sponsorship revenue from Adidas should they fail to qualify for the Uefa Champions League this season, claims the Manchester Evening News (MEN), reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.According to the Manchester daily, there is a clause in Adidas’ contract with United that states that if the club fail to secure a place in European club soccer’s elite tournament for two consecutive seasons the sportswear brand reduces its payment by 30 per cent.United’s deal with Adidas was signed back in 2015 and brings in UK£75 million (US$91.9 million) per season. A 30 per cent reduction on that figure would be UK£55.2 million (US$68.4 million). Whilst still a substantial amount, that would drop the club behind Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea in terms of annual revenue from their kit deal.The contract with Adidas is one of the club’s main sources of revenue alongside their principal partnership with Chevrolet, worth UK£64 million (US$80 million) per season, and their sleeve sponsorship with Kohler, which club sources claim is worth UK£20 million (US$27.5 million) per season. TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Ohio State Fan Gets “85 Yards Through The Heart Of The South” Tattoo

first_imgezekiel elliott runs the ball during the sugar bowl win over alabamaNEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ohio State and Alabama met in the Sugar Bowl this past January, and, as we all know, the Buckeyes emerged victorious behind a 230-yard rushing performance from running back Ezekiel Elliott. One OSU fan has decided to ink herself in honor of Zeke’s big day.The Ohio State fan, Veronica Chapa, went a bit of a different route, though. Chapa got a tattoo that mimics a tee shirt that Eleven Warriors sold in the aftermath of the contest. It’s titled “85 Yards Through The Heart Of The South.” It honor’s Elliott’s 85-yard run that gave Ohio State a 42-28 lead late in the fourth quarter.Tattoo perfect, still number 1!!#GoBucks #BuckeyeForLife #BuckeyeNation #Buckeyes #Zone6 pic.twitter.com/CWDWiXwdUY— Veronica Chapa (@veronicalchapa) October 22, 2015The wait is over. Get your “85 Yards Through the Heart of the South” tee now. http://t.co/igvja54KZd pic.twitter.com/GmRzIuHhOE— Eleven Warriors (@11W) February 20, 2015Ohio State fans – what do you think?last_img read more

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Juliet Holness Lauds Work of Jamaica 4-H Clubs

first_imgWife of the Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Juliet Holness, has lauded the work of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs in encouraging young people, to volunteer and contribute to nation building.She was speaking at the National Leaders’ Association (NALA) annual general meeting held on November 30 at the Denbigh 4-H Clubs Training and Production Centre in Clarendon.The NALA is one of three Voluntary Arms of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs. This group numbers over 5000 volunteers, (comprising mostly of Teachers) who lead 4-H clubs in schools and communities.Mrs. Holness noted that other organisations in the country could benefit from the culture of the 4-H Clubs.“If it wasn’t for that level of volunteerism, if it wasn’t for that level of sense of wanting to build country, and future, I could never be here, and many of you as leaders, would not be here,” she said.Mrs. Holness stated that in her capacity as Member of Parliament for East Rural St. Andrew, she has reached out to the NALA to assist with starting more clubs in schools, churches and community groups.“Community groups already have the interest in community development, but being able to do it through an organization, like the 4-H Clubs, would be a plus,” Mrs. Holness stated.She also credited the 4-H Clubs for nurturing the entrepreneurial skills of young people.Meanwhile, Parish President for St. Andrew, Maureen Smith, was awarded the NALA Leader of the Year award, while Antonio Wright was placed second, and Sharon Thomas placed third.Also, several of the volunteers were awarded bursaries for exemplary work in communities.The Jamaica 4-H Clubs is a youth training organization committed to developing outstanding leaders with marketable skills to succeed in today’s society.last_img read more

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The Warriors Have A 93 Percent Chance Of Hitting 73 Wins

With one game to go, the Golden State Warriors are 72-9, and having given San Antonio its first home loss of the season on Sunday night, they now have a 93 percent chance to overtake Michael Jordan’s 1995-96 Bulls for the best regular-season record in NBA history.Ahead of Sunday’s game, our CARM-Elo ratings gave Golden State a 31 percent chance to beat San Antonio. And through one quarter, the Warriors had just 14 points. But Stephen Curry, instead of his usual barrage from deep, took the ball inside and scored 37 points on 22 shots, including a number of ridiculous floaters, pull-ups and finger-rolls. (Curry also hit a 60-odd-footer at the end of the third quarter that was waved off.) The game remained close for most of the night, but Golden State pulled away about midway through the fourth quarter, when the Spurs scored just 4 points in a crucial three-and-a-half-minute run.The Warriors’ Saturday game against the Memphis Grizzlies was a little more dramatic, requiring a late tip-in from Draymond Green and two even later misses from Lance Stephenson, one of which was close enough to a foul that the league office was compelled to adjudicate the decision the following day. (The call was good.)As for the matchup between San Antonio and Golden State, it’s hard to say exactly what was going on. In four games against the Warriors this season, the Spurs have been awful around the rim (50.0 percent within 10 feet; 58.7 percent for the season) and forced deep into the shot clock far more often than usual (10.5 shots per game with four seconds or less on the shot clock; 6.8 regularly), which is always a bad sign. Worse yet, the number of “wide-open” looks from three with the nearest defender six or more feet away dropped from 8.3 shots per game to 5.5.San Antonio also shot just 36 percent on shots taken off of one or two dribbles — generally step-ins and quick drives from the perimeter or moves to the basket from the free-throw line or the high post — against 43.8 percent overall. The team is taking about four more of those one- and two-dribble shots per game, which usually isn’t a great sign, since they’re often counter-moves when the first look isn’t clean.Then again, it’s only been four games. For San Antonio, the hope will be that Tim Duncan and Boris Diaw, neither of whom played Sunday, will make up some of the difference. The Spurs are +5.6 points per 100 possessions with Diaw on the floor against the Warriors this season and -19.3 per 100 without him.Wednesday’s game against Memphis will be in Oakland and will come on two days’ rest for the Warriors, while the Grizzlies will be on the back-end of a back-to-back. We’ve seen these Warriors blow games with similar advantages in the past few weeks — they were 96 percent favorites to beat the Timberwolves, remember — but we’re likely to see the best the Warriors have, with one game to play to take sole ownership of one of the NBA’s most iconic records.Jay Boice contributed research.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

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Cincinnati football player killed in motorcycle accident

A Cincinnati Bearcats football player has died.Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore, 19, was reportedly struck and killed by a vehicle while driving his motorcycle Thursday, according to tweets from Brett Hoffland of FOX19 in Cincinnati on his Twitter account, @Fox19Brett.Kennedy-Palmore was pronounced dead at the UC Medical Center after the accident, which occurred at about 1:30 p.m., according to a release from UC. He was wearing a helmet. The release said his teammates were informed of the incident after their Thursday practice.Kennedy-Palmore was a redshirt-freshman walk-on running back from Liberty Township, Ohio. He graduated from Lakota East High School in 2013.“Chamoda was a talented non-scholarship player and a key member of our scout teams. He worked hard and earned his spot on the roster. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family,” Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville said in a released statement.The death of Kennedy-Palmore comes just over a year after Cincinnati football player Ben Flick died in a one-vehicle accident Sept. 21, 2013.The Bearcats are scheduled to take on the Buckeyes Saturday at 6 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. read more

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