Chelsea are reportedly looking to pip Arsenal to the signing of Real Madrid’s Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, while Romelu Lukaku has been linked with a possible move to Wolfsburg.Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been tipped to sign Khedira – one of the stars of the World Cup in Brazil – and the Gunners are said to have tabled a £20m bid.However, the Daily Express say Chelsea are willing to beat that offer in an attempt to land the 27-year-old, who played under Blues boss Jose Mourinho at Real.The Daily Mirror say Khedira is demanding £150,000 a week, which would make him Arsenal’s highest-paid player, and that Chelsea are ready to step in.It is also claimed that Real are interested in signing Chelsea’s Ramires.Lukaku’s future remains uncertain ahead of the new season.There continues to be speculation about Lukaku’s future and the Daily Telegraph suggest German club Wolfsburg are showing an interest.Everton, who took Lukaku on loan from Chelsea last season, want to sign him on a permanent basis, while Tottenham are also reported to be keen.It is claimed that Chelsea want £25m from those clubs but might consider a lower offer from a foreign side.The Daily Mail, on the other hand, say Everton are hopeful of a deal to sign Lukaku for £18m.Meanwhile, Chelsea are considering a £7m move for Paris St-Germain’s France Under-21 midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to the Express.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Ever wonder where some of those strange post-production terms came from? Here are some origin stories you might not know.The industry is full of strange and confusing terms that make sense only to those who use them everyday. Have you ever wondered where all these strange terms came from? Let’s take a behind-the-scenes look at those weird post-production terms.KeyframesIn modern animation applications, a keyframe designates a value at a certain point in time. These modern day applications can interpret the data between keyframes so you don’t have to. This is called tweening, and it’s a recent advance in technology.Image from 3D MercuryIn the golden days of animation, every frame had to drawn by hand — but it wasn’t the job of lead animators to draw every frame. Instead, more experienced animators would draw only the ‘key’ frames in a scene and more inexperienced animators called Inbetweeners would create the drawings between the key frames. For more information regarding early animation techniques, I highly recommend checking out The Illusion of Life by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston.MasksIn post-production, masking is the process of designating a portion of the frame to not be affected by a given effect. In Photoshop you might use a mask to only blur out a background and not your subject. In After Effects, a mask can be used to help with compositing 3D elements. But the history of masks goes back much further than Photoshop. In fact, the term is derived from physical masks which literally block portions of your face.Masking has long been used in fine arts as a way to shield portions of a canvas from being affected. In fact, masking tape derived because it was used to mask out certain objects that weren’t meant to be painted. Today masking has evolved to become an essential part of a digital artists workflow and it all started with physical art.FeatheringIn modern software, feathering is essentially the smoothing out of edges. But why is it called feathering?It actually plays homage to a classic painting technique in which artists would use feathers to smooth out a transition between two colors. Feathering was also used by early photo editors as a way to smooth out ink. Even in modern home painting, some people use feather dusters as a way to smooth out paint color transitions. Feathering continues to be an essential process for editors and motion graphic designers alike.Matte/Matte PaintingIn film and photography, a matte is reference footage used to composite a foreground onto a background. While the history of mattes in film is quite dense, the term matte first originated from the early set extension process known as matte painting. These early matte paintings were scenes painted on glass using, you guessed it, matte paint.Over the years, mattes would evolve to become modern-day color keying, but digital matte painting continues to be a process used in contemporary films. For more info on the history of matte painting, check out this fantastic video created by John Hess of Filmmaker I.Q. RotoscopingThe original patent for a rotoscope, invented by Max FleischerRotoscoping is essentially cutting an object or subject out of a scene one frame at a time by hand. While the process is easier for modern filmmakers, it’s still very tedious.In the early days of film, an artist would use a rotoscope to project a frame onto glass. The artist would then go in and trace the subject by hand. While the process was traditionally used for cartoons, it has transitioned over time to be used mainly for VFX work.Know any other post-production origin stories? Share in the comments below.
A Delhi court on Friday framed charges against expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar for allegedly raping a minor girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao in June 2017. He will also be tried under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.Charges were also framed against another accused, Shashi Singh, for allegedly kidnapping the girl, who is currently undergoing treatment at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences. The Indian Penal Code provisions of Sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 363 (kidnapping), 366 (kidnapping or inducing a woman to compel for marriage) and 376 (rape) have also been invoked.The rape survivor was seriously injured along with her lawyer, and her two aunts were killed, when an “overspeeding” truck collided with their car in Rae Bareli last month. The Central Bureau of Investigation will also probe that case, which was initially registered by the local police.Mr. Sengar and the co-accused have denied involvement in the rape case. During the court proceedings, the CBI had on Thursday submitted that the victim’s father was framed in an Arms Act case in conspiracy with three UP Police officials and five others.The alleged incident took place on April 3 last year when the victim’s father was taken to the area police station following an altercation and an FIR registered against him for allegedly possessing a country-made firearm and four live cartridges. He was arrested and sent to judicial custody, during which he died, on April 9, 2018.Last week, the Supreme Court had directed a day-to-day trial in the rape case, to be completed within 45 days.
Ginebra outlasts Magnolia in OT UP Lady Maroons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines was touted as one of the best teams even before the start of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament began.The Lady Maroons won the collegiate conferences of the Philippine Superliga and Premier Volleyball League during the offseason and were poised to put on a strong showing in the UAAP.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte But the hype dwindled after the Lady Maroons dropped two straight games to Ateneo and National University.So when UP put a stop to that slide with a four-set win over Adamson University, 25-27, 25-14, 25-12, 25-21, it’s as if a huge weight was lifted off its shoulders.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, logistics“It’s really a big thing especially since many of us are seniors,” said fifth-year setter Ayel Estrañero Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. “So much is expected from us and we can’t just say that there’s much pressure, we really have to push each other to play well.”In terms of talent and seniority, UP is one of the top teams in the league with Estrañero, who’s long considered as one of the finest playmakers in the league, orchestrating an offense that includes Diana Carlos, Season 78 Rookie of the Year Isa Molde, Justine Dorog, and Maristela Layug all of whom are in their fourth year. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag 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 Google Philippines names new country director View comments Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants MOST READ Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event LATEST STORIES The Lady Maroons, however, have been inconsistent this season going 4-3 in the first round and settling for a share of the fourth place with last year’s runner-up Far Eastern University.Carlos, who had 14 points against the Lady Falcons, said their win at the end of the first round was confidence-booster for them as they head into the second round.“It’s incredibly relieving especially for Ayel and I who are co-captains with Isa,” said Carlos in Filipino. “We felt that we couldn’t lead our team that well so the win really boosted our confidence.”Estrañero, who had 28 excellent sets against Adamson, added that they knew breaking their slump wouldn’t wasn’t just playing well on the floor but also enjoying the game that they love.“Today, it was evident that we played together and we really enjoyed the game,” said Estrañero. “Those are really big factors for us to win more games in the second round.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other
Video: Dabo Swinney’s Passionate Halftime Speech To Clemson: “You Win With Class, You Lose With Class”
ESPNThings are going pretty well for Clemson down in Miami. The Tigers took a 42-0 lead into halftime, and have tacked on another three points so far in the third quarter. CU has already started benching some starters, including quarterback Deshaun Watson. Interesting, at the beginning of the break, Dabo Swinney kept his team out on the field for a few minutes before sending them to the locker room. Video shows that he was giving a passionate speech, in which he tells his team that Clemson “wins with class” and “loses with class.” We’re not sure if Swinney was just issuing a reminder with his team up big, or if something happened with the Tigers. There was a dust-up during pregame warmups between the two teams. Either way, it is definitely interesting. Here’s a link to the video from ESPN, if the embed doesn’t load for mobile users: [TheBigLead]
After suffering its first loss of the season against Massachusetts on Feb. 26, the No. 16-ranked Ohio State men’s lacrosse team bounced back in dramatic fashion, defeating Penn State, 6-5, in triple overtime on Saturday. The win, the Buckeyes’ first on the road, moves OSU to 4-1 on the season. OSU coach Nick Myers said there was no time to dwell on the first defeat of the season. “We looked at the way we played in our facets, and just felt like we fell short of playing 60 minutes of Buckeye lacrosse,” Myers said after practice Wednesday. “And that’s certainly our goal every week when we step out there and we’re going to try and do that against Penn State.” The Buckeyes did just that. Sophomore attackman Logan Schuss recorded two goals and two assists on the day for the Buckeyes, and they could not have come at better times. He sent the game into overtime, scoring the game-tying goal with 34 seconds left in regulation. Schuss also scored the game-winner against Penn State for the second consecutive year. He has scored at least one point in 19 consecutive games. Despite trailing, 4-2, at halftime and, 5-2, in the second half, OSU was able to battle back and did not allow a goal the rest of the match after the Nittany Lions scored at 5:49 in the third quarter. Freshman goalie Greg Dutton continued to play well for OSU, making nine saves. Also scoring goals for OSU were sophomore attackman Jeff Tundo, freshman attackman Tyler Frederick, junior defenseman Brock Sorensen and senior midfielder Zach Boyt. OSU could claim itself “unofficial Big Ten champions” with the win against Penn State. The two schools are the only ones in the Big Ten that have Division 1 lacrosse programs. The Buckeyes have turned their attention to the unranked Lehigh Mountain Hawks. The Buckeyes have been nationally ranked since Feb. 21, but Boyt said there is no added pressure to the team. “It’s always been about us,” he said. “We don’t really look at those rankings this early in the season.” Sorensen agreed and said the team just needs to focus on its next opponent. “Those rankings don’t mean anything at this point,” he said. “We’ve got a long season ahead of us, so we’ve just got to keep getting better each day.” The game against Lehigh will be the first home game for OSU since it defeated then-No. 3-ranked North Carolina on Feb. 19. The Buckeyes and Mountain Hawks are scheduled to face off at 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Cloverland Fire causes confusion about Escondido school district’s start day Ed Lenderman, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsESCONDIDO (KUSI) – KUSI’s Ed Lenderman was at San Pasqual High School in Escondido early this morning and watched what was the first day of what will be a daily ritual of parents dropping off their kids. But only after some last minute confusion and some concentrated scrambling by the school and the Escondido Union High School District to get the word out that yes, the District’s new school year would be starting today, despite a fire and road closures.The issue was the latest of three recent fires in the nearby San Pasqual Valley– The Cloverdale Fire, which started Monday, came dangerously close to homes and forced road closures, parts of the 78 and San Pasqual Road all the way up to Tuesday around Noon. Some of the confusion involved just the common name for the area, San Pasqual: “We know that several families, particularly those living in Eagles Crest, were confused over the road closure,” San Pasqual Principle Martin Casas told Ed Lenderman. “So we tried through all-call email and social media to let everyone know we are open for 18-19 and ready for you guys.” August 15, 2018 Ed Lenderman Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: August 15, 2018