Andray Blatche to join Gilas for Fiba Qualifiers in February

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Gilas Pilipinas team manager Butch Antonio guaranteed that the 31-year-old center will be available for the national team’s tough draw against Australia on February 22 at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne and a rematch versus Japan on February 25 at home at Mall of Asia Arena.“We have already made communication,” he said as the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) has already reached out to Blatche’s mother ballclub Xinjiang Flying Tigers and the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAntonio is confident that there won’t be problems when it comes to Blatche’s availability with a new protocol in place.“We sent a letter already and we’re just waiting for their response because that’s the protocol now. You have to write a letter to the team through the CBA and you will just have to wait for their reply, but more often than not, they will release him. It’s just a matter of when,” said Antonio. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Antonio said that SBP has detailed to the CBA when the Gilas Pilipinas needs Blatche to join its training and when he can return to his mother team in China.“The general notion in the CBA is when one team releases, everybody who’s part of a national team gets released all at the same time. It cannot be later. It can be earlier if the team allows, but more often than not, they’ll all be released at the same time,” he said.Blatche has seen limited action this CBA season with Xinjiang due to his hamstring injury, averaging 12.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.2 blocks in 20.5 minutes of action in the five games.He last played on December 1 in the Flying Tigers’ 99-115 defeat to Jiangsu Nangang Dragons.But the soft-spoken executive is upbeat that Blatche will be at full strength once rejoins Gilas.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERSo far, Andray Blatche is still the man for Gilas Pilipinas.The naturalized center is expected to don the national colors in the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers in February.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lady Chiefs eye elims sweep OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments “We’re in touch with his agent and he seems OK. I think he has healed,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

Spurs looking forward to new faces, new season after turmoil

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments San Antonio Spurs NBA basketball players Pau Gasol, left, and LaMarcus Aldridge talk during media day at the Spurs practice facility in San Antonio, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — DeMar DeRozan’s first month with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been serene, though the All-Star guard acquired in the offseason from Toronto has been warned about provoking “angry Pop.”“That hurts me,” Popovich said playfully. “I just, just . it hurts me. Our relationship is not starting off well, I guess. I guess I have more work to do than I thought.”ADVERTISEMENT Rockets hope ’Melo can help them to 1st title since 1995 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img “I still don’t know all the names,” Popovich said Monday during media day.The biggest missing name is that of Kawhi Leonard, who was traded to Toronto in the offseason in an awkward, uncharacteristic move for a franchise known for stability. Leonard missed all but nine games last season due to a right quadriceps injury that initially flared up last summer and never healed to his satisfaction. The All-Star forward demanded a trade this offseason and the Spurs relented, trading Leonard and Danny Green to the Raptors for DeRozan and Poeltl in July.As the Spurs were chatting with reporters, Leonard told reporters in Toronto he was ready to play.“We’re happy to turn the page,” San Antonio forward LaMarcus Aldridge said. “DeMar’s here and he’s happy and he’s motivated. He’s going to make us better. You’ve got to look forward.”After needing two weeks to get over the initial shock of being traded, DeRozan is also happily looking forward after seeing what San Antonio accomplished last season.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Welcome to the kinder, gentler Spurs?Hardly.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPopovich is still going to scream at his players on the court and will always be mischievous off it. More specifically, the franchise he built is still going to rely heavily on ball movement and defense, albeit with a whole lot of new faces.The era of the Big Three is officially over for San Antonio with Tony Parker leaving in free agency and Manu Ginobili joining Tim Duncan in retirement this summer. DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl, Lonnie Walker, Dante Cunningham, Quincy Pondexter and Chimezie Metu and a host of others were invited to training camp, which starts Tuesday. The Spurs were a top three seed in the Western Conference for much of the season before dropping to seventh in the final month following various injuries to Leonard, Green, Parker, Kyle Anderson, Rudy Gay and Pau Gasol.“You seen what they did last year being down one of their best player and what they were able to accomplish,” DeRozan said. “The fight that they had with the young guys.”Still, the Spurs nearly missed the playoffs last season and the loss of Leonard along with the departures of Green, Ginobili, Parker and Anderson places San Antonio’s streak of 21 straight postseason appearances in danger.“In one way it’s a little bit melancholy (being without the Big Three),” Popovich said. “Because I’ve been with them for so long and at the same time it’s a great opportunity for a new challenge and new energy, a different route, a different perspective and seeing all the new faces we have to try to put together will make it a really interesting and challenging year, but in a good way.”Many see this as a rebuilding season, especially with so many new faces, but the Spurs insist they have already been there and done that.San Antonio spent last season transitioning fully from a team that relied heavily on the Big Three to one that evolved from its shadow. The period to that evolution was Dejounte Murray replacing Parker in the starting lineup and helping guide the team to the postseason despite not having Leonard.“I think last year was kind of our rebuilding year,” Aldridge said. “Kind of a transitional year as far as putting DJ at point and getting his first year at point and growing with him.”Murry spent the offseason working with San Antonio shooting guru Chip Engelland, who helped reshape the shooting strokes of Leonard and Parker amongst others. Entering his third season, Murray’s confidence has grown to the point he wants to be a vocal leader, too, if Popovich asks that of him.“We’re going to build a brotherhood off the court and then it’s going to carry on to the court,” Murray said. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

BREAKING: Daughter accused of killing mother faints in Court

first_imgThe 47-year-old daughter who is accused of killing her mother appeared at the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court this morning where she fainted two times, causing Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh to order that she seek medical attention.Cameela Jameer fainted during her first court appearance, causing the case to be adjourned. Some five minutes later, she returned to the courtroom, where she fainted again.Cameela Jameer being lifted out of the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s CourtAs a result, the Magistrate was unable to read the charge.The woman reported confessed to killing her mother, Rookmin Jameer, 67,  on Friday last.More details in the Wednesday, April 17, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img

Gunmen storm Vryheid’s Lust supermarket

first_imgA-Wei Supermarket was robbed by armed men on Tuesday nightA recently opened supermarket located at Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara, was stormed by gunmen who carted off with a large quantity of cash and other valuables.Reports are the robbery occurred at A-Wei Supermarket at Lot 160 Vryheid’s Lust Public Road at about 20:15h on Tuesday night.Proprietor of the building Rameshwar Seeraj told Guyana Times that he rented the lower flat of his building to Chinese nationals who operate the business. According to him, two of the gunmen entered the property through the front entrance, while a getaway car was parked outside.At that time, the establishment was open with customers inside. This publication was told that one of the bandits was armed with a gun and held everyone at gunpoint, while the other collected $400,000 and a quantity of prepaid phone cards.The duo made their escape and ran towards the silver vehicle. No injuries were reported after the ordeal.“Last night, two guys with guns run in and hold everybody and carry away money from the supermarket. It’s about $400,000 and cellphone cards mostly. All the workers were here and a couple customers,” the man stated.The matter was reported to the Police and CCTV footage of the scene is being examined. Seeraj stated that the men were allegedly at the business earlier in the day and returned later to commit the robbery, based on footage recorded.“We have everything on camera. It show how they come in fast and then run out to the silver/grey Premio that was outside. They had a driver in the car waiting. Apparently, they were here earlier in the day so the Police is working on that and the car that they used,” the proprietor stated.Police are continuing their investigation.last_img read more

Push to add courtrooms

first_imgParris’ group appears to have developed considerable political muscle. Less than a month after more than 3,000 local residents attended the group’s first public meeting at Lancaster Baptist Church, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has flooded the streets with out-of-town sheriff’s deputies in what officials say is an ongoing gang-suppression effort. Parris suggested the group is poised to flex that muscle in a push for courthouse funding. Norm Hickling, an aide to 5th District Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, said funding the courthouse’s completion is a priority. The courthouse is named after Antonovich, who was instrumental in lobbying for its construction. “Supervisor Antonovich recognizes that completion of the courts is absolutely essential,” Hickling said. Concerned about a surge in gang violence, a new grass-roots group is pushing for completion of the Antelope Valley Courthouse to help enhance the criminal justice system. R. Rex Parris, co-founder of Antelope Valley War on Gangs and Crime, said the group plans to lobby for money to add six courtrooms to the 15 currently in operation. “We have to get them finished immediately,” Parris said. “It’s not something that can wait. We’re still in `catch and release,’ and that has to stop.” The grass-roots group has appointed a courthouse committee, chaired by Parris’ daughter, Ashley – an attorney in her father’s firm – and plans to seek support from prosecutors, public defenders and law enforcement officials. “The supervisor is actively involved in looking at all options to get (the courtrooms) completed as soon as possible.” (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

What do you make of this team? A Chelsea XI made up of loanees

first_img Striker: Tammy Abraham – After scoring 26 goals in a struggling Bristol City side last season the 19-year-old has caught the eye. In the end Swansea managed to sign the exciting forward on loan for the season and, in former Chelsea youth coach Paul Clement, you would think Abraham would get plenty of opportunity. Before he made the move to Wales, the England Under-21 international signed a new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge. 11 11 11 Left-wing: Isaiah Brown – After helping Huddersfield to promotion last season it looks as if Brown could join fellow Premier League newcomers Brighton on loan very soon. Brown turned out for Rotherham in the first half of last season, before being snapped up by Wagner, but you sense now is the time for the 20-year-old to make his top tier breakthrough. Capable of playing in the middle or out on the left, Brown’s proposed arrival at Chris Hughton’s side could help the Seagulls no end. Centre-midfield: Ruben Loftus-Cheek – One of the brightest prospects from the Chelsea academy has struggled to get regular game time at the Blues and looks set to sign a season-long loan deal at Crystal Palace. The midfielder missed out on the Under-21 European Championship with injury but, once the move to Selhurst Park is complete, he can hit the ground running and show what he is all about. He should become manager Frank de Boer’s first signing at Palace and Chelsea will no doubt keep an eye on the man tipped for a big future. Centre-back: Michael Hector – Hector was a deadline day signing for Chelsea in the summer 2015 transfer window from Reading but was immediately loaned back to the Royals. Last season he went to Germany to star for Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga but he looks likely to head out once again for this upcoming season. Reports suggest Championship side Nottingham Forest are keen on bringing in the Jamaican international. 11 Centre-back: Tomas Kalas – The Czech defender has shown himself to be highly capable in the Championship after his time at Middlesbrough, which saw them promoted, and last season at Fulham where they fell just short. Now 24 years old, the defender looks like he could return to Fulham on loan but Hull City are also very keen. New Tigers boss Leonid Slutsky is friendly with Roman Abramovich and while he would prefer a loan deal for Kalas he could move permanently. 11 Left-back: Baba Rahman – The Blues seem to buy a new left-back every summer and the man to arrive in 2015 was Rahman from Augsburg. Last season the Ghanaian went on loan to Schalke but his time was disrupted by injury. However, with Marcos Alonso ahead of him, and the possible incoming of Alex Sandro from Juventus, Rahman looks likely to seal a loan return to Gelsenkirchen according to reports. 11 11 11 It’s been well documented the amount of talent Chelsea have amongst their youth ranks and their loan system has come in for plenty of criticism.This summer appears to be no different with several players already agreeing to loan deals and a number of others looking highly likely to be sent out to other sides.Hull City have recently signed Ola Aina from the Blues and Ruben Loftus-Cheek appears to be on the verge of signing for Crystal Palace.Here, talkSPORT has put together an XI, in a 4-2-3-1 formation, made of Chelsea players currently on loan or who look likely to do so.Scroll through the gallery above to take a look.  11 11 Right-back: Todd Kane – The Chelsea youth prospect signed his first professional contract in 2011 and has now been on six separate loan spells since then. Last season Kane spent time in Holland playing for NEC Nijmegen but his spell was cut short with injury after he had initially impressed. This season the full-back, now 23, has decided to head back to the Dutch league and will turn out for FC Groningen on a season-long loan. Right-wing: Kasey Palmer – The Chelsea man has returned to Huddersfield on-loan after spending last season at the Terriers. Following the success of promotion under David Wagner, 20-year-old Palmer was keen to head back to the John Smith’s Stadium. His wish was granted earlier this month as he came back on loan shortly after signing a new four-year Chelsea contract. Centre-midfield: Charlie Colkett – After spending time at Swindon Town last season, 20-year-old Colkett will spend this upcoming campaign at Vitesse Arnhem. In doing so the midfielder will be the latest Chelsea prospect to travel to the Eredivisie side for development. With Swindon relegated last season he will hope for a far more positive experience this time around. Goalkeeper: Jamal Blackman – click right for the full XI – The 23-year-old youth academy product has been sent out on three loan spells before, the most successful of which was last year at Wycombe Wanderers. Blackman was first choice for Gareth Ainsworth’s side and the keeper has expressed he would be open to a return if granted the opportunity. Either way the shot stopper will most likely be loaned out once again this season. Attacking midfield: Lewis Baker – During a two-year loan at Vitesse Arnhem, the England Under-21 star became a fan favourite in Holland and helped the side to the Dutch Cup – their first ever trophy. Now that he has returned he is looking to break into English football and reports suggest he could sign a new contract before heading out on loan to a Premier League team. Baker is now 22 and his move this summer will be crucial in determining the player he will become. 11last_img read more

Reviews about the Super Rugby Season

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesGambling has become the number one activity that most individuals are going for. Most people engage in gambling for money while others do it just for relaxation. There are a number of trusted gambling sites which embrace a variety of online games such as the sbobet, MAXBET as well as CBET. The gambling sites besides offering betting services to the consumers have reviews on various games geared to attract customers. The gambling sites such as agen sbobet offer betting opportunities for rugby games, for instance, the super rugby as well as national rugby league. How is the super rugby team?Agen sbobet describes the super rugby season as the season that transformed the rugby union forever. The super rugby season inception was in 1996 and since then rugby has greatly changed and it is more interesting. The super rugby season starts from February and ends in July. Agen sbobet claim that the super rugby is the leading team though it has various rivals. The rival teams include the all blacks which started before them in 1930 and has continued to grow each day. The super rugby season is one of the seasons that betting agencies such as agen sbobet earn much through. It is almost similar to the rugby leagues in regards to the betting markets. Many individuals bet in these games just like in rugby leagues. The difference between the two types of sports is that they differ in the rules.Embed from Getty Images If you examine the agen sbobet sites you will see this similarity of their betting market. The rugby leagues have similar match betting. The match bets include head to head betting, line, and points as well as margin betting. In margin betting the bookmakers’ offer margins that are between 1- 12 points as well as 13+ points in each side. The margin betting is offered for all the games in the entire competition. The margin betting include $ 3.75 rebels 1-12 points, $23 draw, $2.65 waratahs 1-12 points, $2.75 Waratahs 13+ points as well as $ 8.50 rebels 13+ points. Head to head betting, in turn, is between two teams and there is the use of decimals. The line and points betting are almost similar to head to head betting but have enhanced odds. The super rugby season has been ranked by agen sbobet as the best union competition as it has over the years been throwing up excellent betting opportunities. The opportunities are a great boon to the betting industry as well as the individuals who bet. If for instance, you bet against a team that you know that it may be affected by the travel schedules you have a great chance to win big. Therefore, super rugby season is great as it enhances the players, as well as the betters. Get into the agen sbobet site today and start betting this season. Don’t be left out! You can win large amounts of money to enjoy together with your family this super rugby season. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndolast_img read more

How Can AI Transform The Online Couponing Industry

first_imgChina and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Related Posts Dmytro Spilka It’s official. We love coupons. All of us. According to data compiled by experience optimization specialists, Invesp, 60% of the public ‘love’ receiving digital coupons, with the estimated number of users of mobile coupon users set to exceed one billion by 2019. Invesp goes further to estimate that over 30 billion digital coupons will have been redeemed worldwide by 2019 while emails that contain coupons have shown to increase revenue per email sent by 48%. The figures point to a world obsessed with bargains, and one that’s happier for it. There’s little doubt that the future’s bright for online coupon marketing, but how will the industry be influenced by the technological advancements of the near future?The influence of AI has already been felt across online customer service industries, with machines improving customer interactions worldwide with instant, personable help available for many companies through intuitive chatbots. Now we’re beginning to see how it’s set to shape the coupons market in the coming years. The future of digital coupons is one that’s bespoke. The level of information we learn from customers is highly useful for plenty of reasons. There’s not only the prospect of learning what to target customers with but also gaining an understanding of their behaviour in order to optimise future marketing campaigns. By using Facebook’s Pixel, marketers already have the power to understand what products website visitors are most interested in buying. If said visitors are new to your site, then it’s possible to automatically send relevant coupons for the product as a form of incentive for new customers. Returning customers can also receive bespoke offers straight into their inbox if they’ve opted into receiving communications from your business. One of the most significant new advancements in recent years as far as AI in customer-facing business is concerned, is the emergence of chatbots. These nifty new tools can alleviate much of the slack from human customer service operatives and react instantly to a person’s behaviour, mannerisms, and even process intricate information with ease to return informative answers to complex questions and troubleshooting queries. The role chatbots can play in creating a more personable digital coupons marketing industry isn’t to be underestimated. The future of coupon marketing lies away from the old norms. Where physical coupons with online codes and vouchers once ruled the roost, the internet is becoming much more conversational. Chatbots will be able to react in real time to a customer’s interests, intent and behaviour to produce personalised online coupons that can be delivered via a redeemable QR Code in-store or through a specific discount code. The rise of voice-activated assistants like Google Home and Amazon Echo are posing both problems and solutions for the future of coupon marketing. Such technology challenges marketers to think of a method of bringing people coupons through all shopping outlets. This was a problem that Google and American retail store, Target, have already worked on providing a solution for. In April 2018, a voice-activated $15 discount on Target orders placed through Google Express was introduced to trial the effectiveness of voice coupon codes. To get the offer, users had to say the phrase “spring into Target,” before their Google Home device redirected them to the offer.  While the monetisation of voice search functions remains uncharted territory, the potential is great – as confirmed by the Target representative of the aforementioned offer, who told Adweek that the campaign hit its targets early. As can be seen with Google and Target’s trial coupon code, the idea of using a phrase as a verbal buzzword to unlock offers adds a personable element that’s otherwise missing from the old-fashioned approaches to the coupon marketing. AI Technologies like voice assistants and chatbots can go beyond offering new platforms for bringing coupons to customers. Such services are able to learn about their users’ behaviour and help inform business decision makers about which products would be strategically best to provide discounts based on individual cases, which will maximise the effectiveness of coupon usage. Currently, shoppers are missing out on over 300 billion coupons. For instance, in 2015, out of 321 billion issued coupons, only 2,5 billion were redeemed.This fast, responsive machinery has the potential to design codes based on, and specifically for, the customer that’s using the tool. This means that the AI can identify a propensity from the user it’s interacting with towards a specific product and create deals based on complex supply algorithms that can encourage the sale of a lesser performing product. For example, if a clothing company’s customer service AI acknowledges a customer’s interest in a pair of shoes, it has the potential to instantly detect a similarly coloured belt that’s not reaching sales targets and offer an overall discount if both products are bought together. The technology will be capable of instantly generating a bespoke code for said customer to use in the checkout process. The marriage of voice technology and online coupon marketing will be essential for the future, with a study by ComScore predicting that 50% of all internet searches by 2020 will be conducted by voice. This points to the inevitability of a future reliance on AI to provide our digital coupons to us. The next big winners in coupon marketing will be the businesses that are quickest to adapt to this new change in e-commerce. Dmytro is a CEO at Solvid, a creative content creation agency based in London. He’s also the founder of Pridicto, a web analytics startup. His work has been featured in various publications, including, TechRadar, Hackernoon, TNW, Huff Post, and ReadWrite. AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#AI#artificial intelligence last_img read more

What Do Filmmakers Mean When They Refer to the Cooke Look?

first_imgCooke lenses offer one of the most distinctive looks for filmmakers. So what is the “Cooke look,” and what does it mean for you?Cover image via Cooke.When someone refers to “The Cooke Look,” what exactly are they referencing? As filmmakers, we hear the term constantly, but can we pinpoint the meaning of that look — or recall its history?Cooke lenses have shaped the film industry for most of the last century. Filmmakers have used Cookes on countless films, granting the lenses industry-staple status. We’re going to take a look at the history of Cooke and what exactly the Cooke Look is — and why these lenses may or may not be right for your film. The BeginningCooke has a long history of lens-making under its belt. Cooke began in 1893 with the now famous Cooke Triplet design, which eliminated the softness around the edges of telescope lenses. Eventually, the company leveraged this into making lenses for cinema applications. In 1921, Cooke began making their well-known and often-used Speed Panchro Series I lenses, which secured Cooke’s foundation in the world of cinematography lens-making. Interestingly enough, you can still find these original Panchro Series I lenses.In 1935, the Director of Photography of Metro-Goldwyn Mayer studios said, ‘… at least 50% of our productions are made with Speed Panchros. I will try to name a few pictures that were made with Speed Panchros: Rasputin, Reunion in Vienna, Viva Villa, Going Hollywood, Riptide, Treasure Island . . . and others too numerous to mention. As I said before all of our productions are made with Cooke Lenses as this Studio is practically 100% Cooke equipped.’Cooke Speed PanchrosThe legacy of the Cooke Look began with the Cooke Speed Panchro lenses. Created in three different series (I, II, III) these lenses were a staple in Hollywood for decades. They created a warm look with cinematic texture, great skin tone, and the smooth sharpness that comprises the Cooke Look. In fact, these vintage cinema lenses have seen a huge resurgence in popularity in recent years. Many modern cinematographers are using rehoused versions of these lenses to create a more analog look in a digital world. New VenturesCooke has recently introduced the S7 line of lenses (to cover full-frame cameras), a set of anamorphic lenses, and a reissue of their vintage Speed Panchro set — due to increasing demand.Cooke lenses provided the foundations of many cinematographers’ careers. These lenses have been at the forefront of cinematography since nearly the beginning, and the Cooke Look will be around for generations to come.Looking for more information on lenses? Check out these articles.Hot Dog! You Can Now Make AR Lenses for Snapchat in Lens StudioGear Review: the Leica Summicron-C Series of LensesWorking with Vintage Lenses on Modern CamerasGear Tip: How to Clean your Lenses Like a ProfessionalUnderstanding Zoom Lenses and How to Use Them Properlycenter_img Cooke S4s/ S4 MiniThe most commonly known and used Cooke lenses today, the S4s, debuted in 1998. These produced the classic Cooke Look and featured a fast 2.0 aperture. In 2005, Cooke introduced the S4/i lenses, which recorded digital protocol. That meant all recorded lens information was available in post-production.The Cooke S4 minis debuted in 2009 as lower-cost and -weight alternatives to the S4s. They featured an aperture of 2.8. From 2009 to 2012, the mini S4s carried the name “Cooke Panchros.” Due to confusion with the Speed Panchro series, Cooke rebranded them as the mini S4s.last_img read more

Watch: Assam flood takes its toll on people and animals

first_imgThe flood situation in Assam remaines grim with 29 districts marooned by the deluge, which has so far claimed at least 27 lives and affected 57 lakh people, officials said.According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin, a rhino died in the Kaziranga National Park while the Brahmaputra and its tributaries are flowing above the danger mark in various places in the state, including in Guwahati.last_img