Labour Party says Mc Brearty has its “full confidence”

first_img WhatsApp News Twitter Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE The Labour Party has issued a statement reiterating that Cllr. Frank McBrearty is the sole candidate for the Labour Party in the Donegal South West constituency.Frank retains the full confidence of the Party and Labour members in Donegal South West are working all-out to ensure that we can build on the progress made in the by-election, when he garnered the biggest Labour vote in the constituency since 1927, by returning him to the Dail in the general election.The Labour Party is always interesting in speaking to those – public representatives or others – who are considering joining the Party, but nobody has been authorised to make offers of Seanad seats to anyone.  No such offer has been made to any candidate standing in the election, nor do we intend to make any such offer. By News Highland – January 21, 2011 Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released center_img Twitter Labour Party says Mc Brearty has its “full confidence” PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Previous articleBusinessman says Letterkenny investors will get money backNext articleKeavney believes Irish government commitment to A5 is now “irreversible” News Highland Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Google+last_img read more

Good Governance: What your CEO wants for the holidays

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Plenty of surveys tell us what CEOs think about their boards. In general, they would like a bit more of a risk-taking attitude, less diving into tactical/operational areas, enhanced governance literacy and lots more tech savvy. During my work with over 300 boards over 20 years and many educational seminars with credit union board members, I’ve developed my own list of what might be worthy considerations for your board to discuss early in 2018.1. Greater board insight into strategic thinking. Most surveys testify that directors would like more strategic dialog, and most CEOs wish that their boards were more strategically savvy. Your board can raise its level as a strategic asset by investing more in the following: tracking such trends in the financial industry as mergers, digital strategy, customer experience advances and customizing products by member life stage (younger, older, business, retired). Increasing efficiency in fiduciary oversight can repurpose board time for more dialogue on strategic trends and more discussion about how your strategy is performing. Don’t overlook the need to understand what disruptive/innovative directions your CU might want to consider. continue reading »last_img read more

Formula One: Ferrari could quit F1 over new plans, boss warns

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Paris, France | AFP |  Ferrari could quit Formula One at the end of 2020 if the team does not agree with the plans of the sports’ new owners, the boss of the Italian carmaker has warned.President Sergio Marchionne said F1 had been “part of our DNA since the day we were born” on a conference call discussing Ferrari’s financial results on Thursday.“But if we change the sandbox to the point where it becomes an unrecognisable sandbox, I don’t want to play any more,” he said.“I don’t want to play NASCAR globally, I just don’t.”US-based Liberty Media took over F1 this year with big plans to add more razzmatazz, concerts and celebrities.And Chase Carey, who became F1 chief executive after the long reign of flamboyant ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone, has said he wants a “Super Bowl” build-up to each race. “Liberty has got a couple of good intentions in all of this, one of which is to reduce the cost of execution for the team, which I think is good,” Marchionne said.“There are a couple of things we don’t necessarily agree with,” he added, including plans for a new engine design from 2021.“I think it needs to be absolutely clear that unless we find a set of circumstances, the results of which are beneficial to the maintenance of the brand, and the marketplace, and to the strengthening of the unique position for Ferrari, Ferrari will not play,” he said.last_img read more

Richardson’s final-hole birdie is just champion

first_img17 Sep 2017 Richardson’s final-hole birdie is just champion Image copyright Leaderboard Photography But the slow start was forgotten in a dramatic finish. BB&O’s Tim Shin had set the clubhouse target on three-under par, shortly before Richardson reached the last tee on the same mark.  Another birdie followed on the ninth where his wedge approach finished six inches from the hole and he got to three-under when he rolled in another 15ft putt on the 15th. Then it was time for his magical finish.  Tags: competitions, County Champion of Champion. Lincolnshire, Mens But the drama wasn’t over. Behind him, Nottinghamshire’s Martin Foulkes was also three-under playing the last and his birdie putt to force a play-off just shaved the hole – and Richardson took the title.  He has been county champion four times in the last five years, but this was his third attempt at this title and he won in perfect style, with a bogey-free round.  Richardson is the full time manager of an estate agent’s office and takes holiday to play his golf, maintaining a handicap of plus-four and taking fourth place in both the Lytham and Westwood Trophies this season.  Click here for full scores  Something special was called for, but the Spalding player’s drive finished on the edge of the left hand fairway bunker and his second shot clipped a tree and swerved left on to the first fairway. However, from there he got up and down from 149 yards, holing out from about 5ft.  Lincolnshire’s Simon Richardson pulled off an astonishing final-hole birdie to shoot four under par 69 and win the English Men’s County Champion of Champions tournament by a stroke.  The championship, on the Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa, was reduced to 18 holes after fog delayed the start of play by three hours.  “To win it in my home county, representing my county, with county President Les Toyne as my caddy, is great,” said Richardson. “It means so much that I could get over the line.”  He had to be patient to get his score. “I hit it inside 15ft on the first five holes and I was level par,” he said. “My first birdie was on the seventh, where I finally holed from 15ft.”  Shin, from Castle Royle, and Foulkes, from Worksop, were disappointed but philosophical. “It is what it is,” said Shin, who has also had a successful season and is county champion for the first time. “I’m gutted not to have won but delighted with the way I played the course,” said Foulkes, a past winner of the English open mid-amateur championship.  “I just had the feeling that I probably needed to hole that putt,” said Richardson. last_img read more

Watson still considering Woods for Ryder Cup

first_imgTiger Woods of the US plays a shot off the 8th tee during the first day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Thursday July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. captain Tom Watson said he would be foolish not to consider Tiger Woods as one of his three wild-card selections for the Ryder Cup, a decision that ultimately would be based on Woods’ words instead of his actions.Watson has said all year he wanted Woods on his team if he were healthy and playing well. Even though Woods is injured and not playing for the next month, Watson wouldn’t rule him out Monday.“I can’t assess his medical condition and I honestly can’t assess how he’s playing,” Watson said. “It really is going to be having to come from information from Tiger himself. But, again, I don’t make this comment loosely. He is Tiger Woods and he brings a lot to the team — if he has the ability to play and he’s healthy. He brings a lot to the team. And I’d be a fool not to consider him.”Nine players qualified for the American team after the PGA Championship. Watson has three weeks before he announces his three picks for the Ryder Cup, which is Sept. 26-28 at Gleneagles in Scotland.Woods’ season ended when he missed the cut by five shots at the PGA Championship, where he said he played through the pain of a nagging back injury. He is not playing the Wyndham Championship this week in North Carolina, and Woods is not eligible for the two FedEx Cup playoff events that will serve as an audition for Watson.“I’ll be very, very focused on the players who are high up in the ranks,” Watson said.As for Woods?He made it sound as if he would have a telephone glued to his ear.“I will continue to speak with Tiger over the next three weeks to monitor his situation,” Watson said. “Obviously, he has not been playing well. But I think it’s been a result, as you well know, of his injury and his coming back from back surgery.”Woods has gone more than a year without winning, and this injury-filled year has been like no other. He played eight tournaments and completed 72 holes only three times. He missed two cuts, withdrew from the final round of two other tournaments and missed a 54-hole cut at Torrey Pines, where he is an eight-time winner. His best finish was a tie for 25th at Doral, where Woods played in the next-to-last group on Sunday and posted his highest score ever (78) in the final round.He finished at No. 70 in the Ryder Cup standings.Woods hurt his back again at Firestone, though he said it was unrelated to his microdiscectomy surgery in March. He said a trainer popped a joint back into place and he was pain free Wednesday at the PGA. He reported stiffness Thursday and his back “went out on me” while warming up for the second round.Can he be trusted to be forthcoming with Watson?“Absolutely,” Watson replied sternly, looking away to make his point.The 64-year-old captain was asked if Woods’ might want to play so badly that he might tell Watson he is better than he really is.“Again, I trust Tiger to give me the straight skinny,” Watson said. “I trust him inherently.”It was difficult to read Watson’s plans for Woods — if any — on this Ryder Cup team because they have never been close. Paul Azinger, captain of the only U.S. team that won the Ryder Cup in the last 15 years, said over the weekend he would not pick Woods because he was injured, not playing well and didn’t know where the golf ball was going.Watson made it sound as if he were leaning more on Woods’ past than the current state of his game, not to mention his health.“He is Tiger Woods. He brings something to the team in a big way,” Watson said. “He’s been really good in the team room of recent and he’s a factor with the players. I know that for a fact. He’s a very positive influence on the players. But the most important thing is can he play? Can he physically play and is he playing well? Get back to those two points. Like I said, I’ll monitor that situation in the next three weeks.”The American team already is missing Dustin Johnson, who has taken a “voluntary leave” for what he described as “personal challenges.” Matt Kuchar withdrew from the final major of the year with a back injury. Bubba Watson has finished in the top 10 only once in the four months since winning the Masters.Tom Watson said he was happy with the nine players who made the team — Watson, Kuchar, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Jimmy Walker, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed and Zach Johnson. For his picks, he said he wants players in good form and with guts.“We have got players that can get the job done,” he said.Qualifying for Europe’s team does not end until Aug. 31 after the Italian Open, and captain Paul McGinley will make his picks Sept. 2.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2015

first_imgDrayden Van Dyke23824292810%$1,625,303 Tyler Baze35356463816%$2,981,258 Peter Eurton9415131616%$887,206 SHARED BELIEF TO UNDERGO NUCLEAR SCANShared Belief was scheduled to undergo a nuclear scan today after he was pulled up by jockey Mike Smith as the 3-10 favorite entering the second turn of Saturday’s 1 1/8-mile Charles Town Classic.“He’s going for a scan at a facility near the track and see if they can find anything,” Dan Ward, assistant to Jerry Hollendorfer, said Sunday at Santa Anita. “We don’t think it’s serious.”Hollendorfer told Daily Racing Form: “He seems to be doing very well today. There’s a little something bugging him in his right hind, but he walked sound, and he jogged down the road sound.“We’re going to give the horse a good going over from head to toe with a nuclear scan. Hopefully, nothing will be wrong.”            Said West Virginia State Veterinarian Dr. Elizabeth Daniel after the race: “When I got to the horse, I saw a little soft tissue swelling in the right stifle. We gather it’s something that happened leaving the starting gate. He didn’t appear to be traveling well from the time he left the gate.”Shared Belief, the 2-year-old champion male of 2013, had won all three of his starts at Santa Anita’s Winter Meet that ends today: the Grade I Malibu Stakes at seven furlongs; the Grade II San Antonio Invitational in which he defeated Horse of the Year California Chrome; and the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap at a mile and a quarter.Shared Belief, a 4-year-old Candy Ride gelding, had won 10 of 11 starts before the Charles Town Classic and earned $2,932,200. Martin Pedroza18919272610%$827,554 MITCHELL MEMORIAL TOMORROW AT SANTA ANITAA public memorial for longtime Southern California trainer Mike Mitchell will take place tomorrow at Santa Anita. The service, which is to start at 1:30 p.m. and run until 3 p.m., will be held in the track’s Chandelier Room.Mitchell, who passed away following a lengthy battle with brain cancer at age 66 on Tuesday, trained in California for nearly 40 years and is survived by his wife, Denise and their two daughters, McCall (Rounsefell) and Shea (Leparoux). Additional surviving family includes his four siblings; a twin sister, Cheryl, and three brothers, Earl, Jr., Guy and Casey.The Mitchell family has arranged for their pastor and the choir from their church, Fellowship Monrovia, to address those attending. There will also be a few other short speeches from designated speakers.At the request of the family, donations may be made in Mike Mitchell’s name to the Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA). The family has also requested that light refreshments be served at the memorial. Guests should enter by car through Gate 5 and follow signage to the Mitchell Memorial in the Chandelier Room. Mark Glatt9216181217%$695,632 Gary Stevens10919161917%$1,674,298 Mario Gutierrez12512171410%$629,090 William Spawr5886914%$254,530 Peter Miller17933312318%$1,614,206 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Kent Desormeaux22535403116%$2,164,208 (Current Through Saturday, April 18) HOLLENDORFER, MILLER VIE FOR SANTA ANITA CROWNThe leading trainer of Santa Anita’s 68-day Winter Meet may not be decided untilSunday’s penultimate race, the eighth on a nine-race program.Going into Sunday, Jerry Hollendorfer and Peter Miller were in a flat-footed tie with 33 wins apiece. Their numbers across the board were close, also, to wit:Hollendorfer has 181 starts, 23 seconds, 28 thirds and was winning at 18 percent. Miller has 179 starts, 31 seconds, 23 thirds and also was winning at 18 percent.Hollendorfer more than doubles Miller in purse earnings, however, $3,417,698 to $1,614,206.Hollendorfer, 68, had five horses entered today: 4-1 Seeking Asylum in the first race; Sweet and Fuzzy (6-1) and Dr. Fager’s Gal (9-2) in the sixth; Outside Nashville (15-1) in the seventh; and French Alps (8-5) in the eighth.The 48-year-old Miller’s runners were Easter Fever (4-1) in the second; Spirited Jacob (6-1) in the fourth; Got Even (4-1) in the fifth; and U S Citizen (6-1) in the seventh.Hollendorfer, dominant for years in the Bay Area where he has 46 titles at Golden Gate Fields alone, not to mention 36 straight at defunct Bay Meadows, has never won an outright crown at Santa Anita. He and John Sadler shared honors in 2013-14 with 34 each.Miller, based at San Luis Rey Downs this meet, has never won a Santa Anita title. He won Del Mar’s 2012 summer meet with 21 wins; Del Mar’s 2014 fall meet with 15 wins; and tied for the 2014 summer session with Hollendorfer at 20 each. Brice Blanc6873610%$354,768 Elvis Trujillo25027362611%$1,588,458 Mark Casse68107915%$825,616 TRAINERS’ RACE IS GOING DOWN TO THE WIREIT’S A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH FOR TEXAS REDTESTS ARE SCHEDULED FOR SHARED BELIEFMITCHELL MEMORIAL MONDAY AT SANTA ANITA Martin Garcia16130201719%$2,774,934 Fernando Perez2221925289%$911,858 Richard Baltas901816820%$786,885 Philip D’Amato9122141724%$1,064,780 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Edwin Maldonado14018161513%$648,914 Tiago Pereira13918111713%$537,552 Felipe Valdez11517131615%$529,217 Jerry Hollendorfer18133232818%$3,417,698center_img Jack Carava58911816%$251,170 Gonzalo Nicolas1067767%$228,236 Corey Nakatani11419111617%$933,348 Richard Mandella7817131322%$1,068,326 Aaron Gryder9871287%$461,270 Michael Pender5589615%$222,200 TEXAS RED GETTING READY FOR HIS CLOSEUPKeith Desormeaux has long-range plans for Texas Red.The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner will miss the Triple Crown due to abscessissues with his right front foot, but they’re behind him and now the trainer and part owner of the son of Afleet Alex is looking to get the bay colt back in serious training soon.“He’s doing great,” Desormeaux said. “We did an ultra sound about two weeks ago last Saturday and he got a clean bill of health. They told me to go easy on him a couple more weeks, which brings us to May 1, and then I’ll start cranking up.“He’s good. That was nice news; he looks great and he’s ready to go.”Anyone can offer thoughts about the 141st Kentucky Derby on May 2, Desormeaux included, although he’s first to admit he’s not an expert.“It’s all a matter of opinion,” he said, “and to tell you the truth, I don’t have enough experience to be an authority, but in my opinion, there’s only one horse–American Pharoah.“The Derby process is a difficult one, experience is very important, and American Pharoah has never been tested at being rated; that’s what’s important. But he seems like such a sensible animal. If the pace is stupid, they should be able to rate him.” Doug O’Neill20326182713%$1,209,542 John Sadler14723202016%$1,543,920 Flavien Prat17318232110%$1,055,534 Rafael Bejarano31376494324%$3,705,408 Bob Baffert11426191523%$2,961,772 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Jeff Bonde38102426%$381,976 Joseph Talamo26427294510%$1,922,288 -30- Ron Ellis651551023%$605,440 Mike Smith11522221719%$2,547,221 Steven Miyadi47106621%$339,290 Mike Puype11415171613%$662,436 Santiago Gonzalez16122192214%$981,114 J. Eric Kruljac6597914%$415,368 Thomas Proctor6288413%$596,588 James Cassidy791081313%$447,320 Victor Espinoza20039352920%$2,623,496 FINISH LINES: Santa Anita Oaks winner Stellar Wind, who worked five furlongs Friday morning in 1:01, will ship next Saturday, April 26, for the May 1 Kentucky Oaks, trainer John Sadler said . . . Starting on May 22 and running through June 26, Santa Anita will offer Twilight Fridays, with a 4 p.m. first post time at its upcoming Summer Meet. The Paddock Room and Sirona’s will be open for simulcast wagering at 11 a.m., and at 7:30 p.m., or right after the last race, K-Earth’s Totally 80’s Concert in Sirona’s will begin and run until 9 p.m. . . . Birdlover will seek her third straight win when she runs in next Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes for fillies and mares, 3 and up, at one mile on turf. “She’s at the top of her game,” said Steve Rothblum, assistant to Doug O’Neill . . . Agent Tony Matos has booked come-backing Corey Nakatani on Thegirlinthatsong for Jerry Hollendorfer in the Wilshire . . . Leading jockey Rafael Bejarano rides San Luis Rey third-place finisher Power Foot for Neil Drysdale in next Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at 1 ¼ miles on turf. Other probables include Ganesh (Flavien Prat) and San Luis Rey fourth-place finisher Play Hard to Get (Kent Desormeaux).last_img read more

LONGSHOT ANYTIME ANYPLACE PRESSES PACE AND HOLDS ON TO WIN $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH AS BEJARANO & GALLAGHER TEAM FOR 6 ½ FURLONG TALLY IN 1:15.01

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 30, 2016)–Longshot Anytime Anyplace broke sharply, pressed pacesetter Bluegrass Bronco to the far turn and held off hard trying Texas Two Step to take Thursday’s $60,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by three quarters of a length under leading rider Rafael Bejarano. Trained by Paddy Gallagher, the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Any Given Saturday covered 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.01.The longest shot in a field of six 3-year-olds and up at 12-1, Anytime Anyplace paid $27.40, $11.00 and $5.00. Owned by the Ferro Family Trust or Harlingten, he got his third win from 10 starts and with the winner’s share of $36,000, increased his earnings to $143,805.Breaking from the far outside, Texas Two Step was in-hand under Santiago Gonzalez while running a joint fifth into the far turn with Kenjisstorm and finished well while caught wide throughout. Off at 3-1, he paid $4.40 and $2.80.Ridden by Gary Stevens, Kenjisstorm hugged the rail around the turn and finished third while never threatening the top two. Off at 9-2, he paid $3.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.57, 44.11 and 1:08.51.First post time for an eight-race card on Friday at Santa Anita is at 1:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.last_img read more

Good news for Tottenham as Dele Alli signs new deal

first_imgDele Alli has signed a new contract, committing himself to Tottenham until 2024.The 22-year-old joined the Premier League club from MK Dons in a £5m deal in 2015 and has gone on to become a key figure for both club and country since.In addition, he won the PFA Young Player of the Year in each of his first two seasons. shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 1 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣4️⃣#COYS pic.twitter.com/osmkVHksac— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 30, 2018This season he has started four Premier League games and scored once as he has suffered with injury.In the recent 1-0 defeat to Manchester City, Alli made his first appearance since the League Cup win against Watford on 26 September.“It’s an honour for me to sign a new contract at this club that’s done so much for me so far and hopefully there are many more great memories to come,” he said. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Alli has scored 48 goals in 153 games appearances for Spurs and earned 31 England caps since making his debut in October 2015.He was also part of England’s Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup squads and scored in the 2-0 win against Sweden to help the Three Lions reach the semi-finals. REPLY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars huge blow REVEALED center_img REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Dele Alli joined Spurs in 2015 and has scored some important goals, with his volley against Crystal Palace in 2016 winning him the 2015/16 Goal of the Season Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE BEST OF RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Most popular football news MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move last_img read more

Meet the Dynamic Master Editing Duo Behind Your Favorite Movies

first_imgBy dividing the work and sharing the load, the editing partners behind the films of J.J. Abrams have cut an unconventional path to Hollywood editing success.Top image via LucasfilmMaryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey have been go-to editors for J.J. Abrams since Alias, all the way back in 2001. The long-standing trust built between Abrams, Brandon, and Markey eventually led to an unorthodox and wildly successful collaborative approach to the sometimes tedious process of editing.Working out of the Bad Robot suite (and cutting on Avid Media Composer), Brandon and Markey have co-edited all five of Abrams’s big-screen directorial efforts — Mission: Impossible 3, Star Trek, Super 8, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which garnered them each an Academy Award nomination.While both work on projects independently (for instance, Brandon on the upcoming Passengers and Markey on 2017’s The Great Wall), they still come together as a team whenever a new Abrams project pops up. So what exactly makes these two world-class editors work so well together?Secrets of the Co-Editing ProcessImage via Paramount PicturesIn a recent interview discussing their work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the two editors shed a little light on the overall process of working on a film of such magnitude and talked about how they approach working together and with Abrams.Abrams gives each editor separate sections of the film, letting them operate on their own to cut together scenes in their own way. This trust and freedom is one of the foundations of the duo’s working relationship. Brandon explains:Even when we work as a team, we each have our own sequences. We discuss the film as a whole and get our notes together and then go back to the sequences we have ownership of, and we finesse the sequences and then put it all together as a film. So it’s the same working experience as when we work alone.This decision to have two main editors work on a film is genius for a couple reasons. First, splitting the time up between the two will save money and ease individual frustrations. Secondly, getting two perspectives on characters and scenes is an excellent way to judge how your movie is flowing. This unusual tag-team approach to editing requires constant communication and a deep-seated understanding of the story being told. Markey goes into more detail:We go through the script and, say, if it’s 120 pages, and we know we each take about 60 pages, that maybe I’ll take 30, and then Maryann will take the next 30, and then I’ll take the next 30 and she’ll take the last 30, or something like that. In this case, I took the beginning, Maryann took the long middle, and then I took the end. We used to split it up in smaller chunks, but it just makes it easier for J.J. if we have really big pieces, so that he’s not bouncing back and forth between us as much.Editing for Emotion over EverythingImage via Paramount PicturesWhile Abrams offers vague notes at the start of production, Brandon and Markey both state that one objective is very clear and one goal certain — “making the audience feel a certain emotion.” Regardless of the specifics of the scene or the action taking place, the emotions drawn from the characters and story are top priority.In the excellent hour-long video featured below, Brandon and Markey explain their process, discuss working with Abrams, and expose the challenges that come with editing a major Hollywood production. They even break down a few scenes from their films, detailing what drove them to make the cuts required to build an effective scene.If there’s a lesson to be found in the words of these master editors, it’s that the depth of communication and level of understanding between director and editor can determine how well a story is told.Advice on Working with DirectorsImage via LucasfilmAmong the most challenging aspects of working as an editor are the constant back-and-forth discussions with producers and directors. With Brandon and Markey, the long history they share with Abrams has created a relationship built on trust and honesty. As such, notes and feedback aren’t as big of an issue. That’s not the case for everyone.For most editors, giving notes to the director mid-production can sometimes prove to be a touchy situation. Brandon and Markey urge editors to put their foot down right from the get-go. There’s a fine line between being difficult and being professional. Brandon explains:It’s a very tricky thing to do, because you want to be positive, and you want to also be constructive – and sometimes you have to be destructive to be constructive. Which I guess just means it’s hard work. It means try everything.This method of working (plus a deep understanding of relationships within the context of a film’s production) is what sets this duo apart from other editors. Their track record speaks for itself as proof.Who are some of your favorite film editors? Share in the comments below!last_img read more

23 days ago​Klopp knows Liverpool under pressure to beat RB Salzburg

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Klopp knows Liverpool under pressure to beat RB Salzburgby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants his team to get back to winning ways in the Champions League.The Reds suffered a disappointing defeat in the first round of games away from home against Napoli.They are in a tough group and know they must get a win in the second round of games if they are to progress to the knockout rounds.Klopp hopes they can do that against RB Salzburg on Wednesday.He said to reporters ahead of the game: “We have to start winning and we should not waste time.”We want to be the most uncomfortable opponent in world football and if we are then it is not easy for Salzburg. We should not forget that.” last_img read more