first_imgOne could have mistaken the hordes of sleep-deprived Red Sox fans yesterday for zombies. After all, it was Halloween — but the celebration around Boston was all about the Red Sox winning the World Series the previous night.Josh Kantor lived it, and he’s still living it, because he’s slept little in days.A Red Sox organist for 11 years, Kantor, who is also a library assistant at Harvard’s Loeb Music Library, called the game-six win “joyous and surreal.”But the show had to go on, and while the celebrations commenced, Kantor kept playing. “Because I was focused on a task, the magnitude of the victory hasn’t fully sunk in yet,” he said in an interview. After the Red Sox clinched, Kantor played until the last fans vacated Fenway Park, at which point “my colleagues and I took a celebratory stroll on the field,” he said.The Sox entered Kantor’s life 23 years ago. He arrived in Boston from Chicago via Athens, Ga., where along the way he was both a Braves and White Sox fan. Once in Boston Kantor enrolled in Brandeis University and joined Red Sox Nation. He’s been a Sox fan ever since — and he has the facial hair to prove it, too.A multi-instrumentalist, Kantor plays organ, piano, and accordion in several bands and also works as a session musician. The Red Sox gig, which he calls a dream job, is a labor of love, often performed off-the-cuff.“I arrive two hours before the game to meet briefly with the DJ and prepare a rough outline for the night — which we usually end up discarding,” said Kantor.“I play a medley of pop hits from different eras and genres for 30 to 40 minutes during batting practice. Then I play as needed during pregame ceremonies, the game itself, and the post-game exit of fans. Some nights I play a little, and some nights I play a lot, depending on how the game is going. I maintain headset contact with the DJ throughout, so that we can give each other cues, suggestions, and feedback”Kantor sometimes takes song requests from fans via Twitter. He snuck in Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” to commemorate the death of the legendary singer.His favorite song to play at Fenway? “Any song that gets people singing along.”last_img read more

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first_imgRAE, Jeanette Nichols, loving mother of Mary (Christopher) Ward, dear grandmother of Aidan Ward, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community in Cincinnati, Ohio.Born May 17, 1930 in Thomasville, Alabama to Kirby and Gertrude (Mayo) Nichols. Jeanette married Lyle Andrew Rae December 21, 1958 in Selma, Alabama, soon relocating to Harrison, Ohio. She worked for many years as a music teacher in the Southwest Local School District and as a choir director for the First Presbyterian Church in Harrison.She was preceded in death by her parents Kirby and Gertrude Nichols, husband Lyle Andrew Rae, and siblings Myrtie McCrory, Tom Nichols, Ruby Durden, Mayo Nichols, Mary Rayboun, and Fred Nichols.Visitation will be held Tuesday May 28, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., all at the First Presbyterian Church, 115 S. Vine St., Harrison, Ohio 45030. A memorial service will be held on Thursday May 30 at 10:30 A.M. followed by a reception at the Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community, 3550 Shaw Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45208. Memorials are suggested to the Good Samaritan Mission – Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community: to the attention of Diana Collins, 3870 Virginia Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45227.last_img read more

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first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The Class 4A Regional Baseball tournament games in Winfield have been postponed for today and will be played Wednesday. Wellington will play Mulvane at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the Broadway Sports Complex. If the Crusaders win then they will play the winner of Winfield-Rose Hill at 6 p.m. See bracket here.As mentioned before, the girls softball regional, which was to be played yesterday, was postponed until Wednesday. Wellington battles Mulvane at 3 p.m. If the Lady Dukes advance they will play at 6 p.m. See bracket here.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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first_imgThe 2011-12 award winning chapters will be recognized in the November/December issue of “inChemistry” magazine, Chemical & Engineering News, and at the ACS Student Chapter Award Ceremony that will be held at the 245th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans in the Spring of 2013. Award Recognizes Work to Expand Science Education and Interest in Regional Communities The Evergreen Chemistry Club has won a Commendable Chapter Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) for the 2011-12 academic year.The American Chemical Society award recognizes the work of the Chemistry Club in its promotion of science in the community, at The Evergreen State College, and throughout Thurston County.According to Dr. Dharshi Bopegedera, a Professor of Chemistry at Evergreen and Faculty Advisor to the Club, the award is a recognition of students’ work conducting science labs in various area schools and libraries, helping to judge science fairs, engaging in educational conferences and symposia, touring academic and industrial labs, attending the Spring National Meeting of the ACS, conducting book and canned food drives, writing successful grant proposals, and helping with the annual Science Carnival event. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Evergreen’s Science Carnival attracts thousands of people each spring seeking to expand their scientific knowledge and have fun.last_img read more

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first_imgThe perfect silhouette can immerse audiences into a story without ever revealing too much information.Top image: Sicario via LionsgateSilhouettes have been a huge part of cinema, but telling stories with shadows is nothing new. You can go all the way back to the Han Dynasty of China (between 206 B.C. and 220 A.D.) to find some of the earliest records of shadow puppets. This ancient form of storytelling and entertainment has captured audiences for centuries.Many directors and cinematographers have made legendary film sequences using silhouettes. Here’s a look at how silhouettes can be used to create suspense, a feeling of isolation, or a romanticized view of the world.The Suspenseful Silhouettes of Alfred HitchcockPerhaps the most prominent use of silhouettes come from the noir films of the 1940s and 50s. The French term film noir literally translates to black film or dark movie. Those Hollywood noir films were actually heavily influenced by the German Expressionism of the 1910s to 1930s. German silent cinema of that era was decades ahead of Hollywood.The Babelsberg Studio, located just outside of Berlin, is one of the oldest film studios in the world. The studio began producing films in 1912, and was home to countless projects like Fritz Lang’s classic Metropolis. In 1924, Babelsberg collaborated with the UK studio Gainsborough Pictures on the film The Blackguard. That film was the first by Gainsborough to be produced abroad. To work on the film, they sent over assistant director and art director Alfred Hitchcock.I acquired a strong German influence by working [in] Berlin. – BBC TelevisionImage: Alfred Hitchcock Presents via CBSGerman expressionism would be a huge part of Hitchcock’s signature style on countless films. The director’s use of silhouettes helped him earn the moniker The Master of Suspense. He frequently used the technique to focus the audience on a threat. In 1941’s Suspicion, Hitchcock used a silhouette of actor Cary Grant carrying a glass of milk.Image: Suspicion via RKO PicturesCinematographer Harry Stradling Sr. worked with Hitchcock to create this eerie image, which makes the audience wonder if the glass of milk is poisoned. This sequences cuts to a scene of Grant pressuring his co-star Joan Fontaine to drink the milk. Without the silhouette, the scene wouldn’t be nearly as ominous.This particular Hitchcock silhouette pays homage to the 1922 German film Nosferatu, which featured the vampire Count Orlock creeping up a staircase.Image: Nosferatu via Jofa-Atelier Berlin-JohannisthalYou can’t mention Hitchcock’s use of the silhouette without mentioning the legendary shower scene in Psycho. The entire sequence disguises the murderer in silhouette, failing to give the audience a real glimpse of the attacker.The shower sequence was storyboarded by Saul Bass, who was tasked with capturing screenwriter Joseph Stefano’s notes that stated the scene should give:…an impression of a knife slashing, as if tearing at the very screen, ripping the film. – TCM Image: Psycho via Paramount PicturesThe Isolated Silhouettes of Roger DeakinsImage: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford via Warner Bros.Cinematographer Roger Deakins could have an entire masterclass written just on his use of silhouettes. Many of his films feature at least one silhouette. When it comes to choosing when to use a silhouette, Deakins admits it comes down to instincts.Most of he choices I make are instinctive, so I can’t really give you a reason for when I shoot a silhouette shot. Obviously, it comes from the script and the scene, but a silhouette can be used for a romantic moment as much as it can be used for something more sinister. – Roger DeakinsImage: Skyfall via Sony PicturesDeciding on the shot also comes down to the the circumstances of a character’s situation. More often that not, isolation is a key factor in Deakins’ silhouettes.A silhouette could signify isolation and loneliness or it could signify a threat. Context is key. – Roger DeakinsIsolation doesn’t only mean that the character is alone. The feeling of loneliness can be portrayed with the right framing. In the below still from Jarhead, notice there are actually several Marines in the shot, but only one stands out by himself.Image: Jarhead via Universal PicturesDeakins pulled off a similar shot in Sicario, however this time the audiences feels the isolation as they walk alongside Emily Blunt. Blunt plays an outside agent caught up in an operation against a drug cartel — an operation that the others want her being no part of.Image: Sicario via LionsgateThe Romantic Silhouettes of Steven SpielbergLike Deakins mentioned before, silhouettes can also be used to romanticize a moment. This isn’t merely referring to romantic relationships, but as a way a presenting images in an idealized way.Steven Spielberg is a director known for using silhouettes in a variety of situations. The blockbuster master used silhouettes to terrify people out of the water in Jaws.Image: Jaws via Universal PicturesSpielberg whisked audiences to magical heights with his famous lunar flyby in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The silhouette was so instantly iconic, it became the director’s signature; the image now represents his production company, Amblin Entertainment.Image: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial via Universal PicturesHe made us feel the brutal heat of the desert sun in Raiders of the Lost Ark.Image: Raiders of the Lost Ark via Paramount PicturesSpielberg even took audiences far across enemy lines in Saving Private Ryan, accentuating the impossible task of finding one unknown man among many armies.Image: Saving Private Ryan via DreamworksAn examination of Spielberg’s work alone showcases the silhouette’s ability to transcend storytelling. His silhouettes evoke so much more than the image presents on screen. So many of his silhouettes have become iconic film images in their own right, proving the silhouette can not only set a mood — but define an entire film.As a cinematographer, you have many options when using a silhouette. You can easily use the technique to romanticize a moment or accentuate action. You can terrify audiences by building suspense or feel the isolation of a character. How do you like to use silhouettes? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

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first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT continued to have Blackwater’s number after taking a 117-96 win in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Glen Rice Jr. had an all-around effort with 31 points, six rebounds, four assists and seven steals through three quarters for the KaTropa, who notched their first back-to-back wins this conference.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Blackwater, which slipped to 3-4, never led and had more turnovers (16) than assists (14).NBA legend Ray Allen, who arrived in Manila on Tuesday, surprised the fans at MOA Arena as he watched the game.Allen’s former teammate with the Boston Celtics, Henry Walker, led the Elite with 33 points and 18 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img “Our objective going into every game is to look for improvements. We are all aware that the situation right now is not quite well yet. We are looking for stability now. As a coach, I expect my players to play smart,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, whose squad hiked their record to 4-2.“Today, we are all satisfied with this game. It also helped that we are getting to be complete as team,” he added. “Going to this game, we already knew that it would take our absolute best to stop the three-game winning streak of Blackwater.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe KaTropa break the game wide open in the second quarter, where they outscored the Elite, 34-15.The Elite, who have never beaten the KaTropa since joining the PBA three seasons ago, came into the game having won three straight victories but they didn’t seem like a team on a roll against the KaTropa, who led by as much as 27 points. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Ray Allen watches PBA game, catches up with ex-teammate Bill Walker View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

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first_imgView comments The Philippine delegation bound for 2017 Southeast Asian Games got a fitting send-off on Thursday night with 10 days to go before the opening of the regional games.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Cignal sinks Marinerong Pilipino for 1-0 lead in D-League semis Philippine Sports Commission President Butch Ramirez led the ceremonies held at the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions in Pasay.“You athletes are the heart and souls of this country,” said Ramirez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“When you go there, don’t just go there for yourselves. Every single Filipino is cheering for you. The Filipinos are the pearls of the orient.”Representatives of each sport for the SEA Games come up on stage. Photo by Bong Lozada/INQUIRERThe country is sending a 493-strong team to Kuala Lumpur in the hopes of fairing better this year than in the previous editions of the games. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ramirez also reminisced on past Philippine athletes who won medals in the Olympics like Teofilo Yldefonso, Jose Villanueva, Roel Velasco, Mansueto Velasco, and Hidilyn Diaz.The top sports official also prayed for the fast recovery of Olympian Ian Lariba, who is battling leukemia.Philippine Olympic Committee President Peping Cojuangco also told the athletes to always embody the Filipino fighting spirit.“Remember you’re always representing the Filipino people,” said Cojuangco. “The fighting heart and the fighting spirit is always there and the Filipino will never stop fighting. You are Filipinos, you are sportsmen, and you are full of guts.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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first_imgAPTN National NewsAboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan doesn’t testify before the Aboriginal affairs committee very often, but when he does, committee members expect answers.Some are saying that the minister’s appearance this week was less than stellar.A minister’s appearance before committee is a time to show that he is on top of the issues and their department.Did Duncan show that this week.Everyone on APTN National News’ political panel was at that meeting.last_img

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first_imgKITIMAT, B.C. — The company behind a controversial natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia says construction began in a number of places before archaeological assessments were complete.Coastal GasLink says an internal audit found there were two areas along the right of way east of Kitimat where land was cleared before archaeological impact assessments occurred.It says the assessments are conditions of the permits issued by the BC Oil and Gas Commission and the B.C. government’s Environmental Assessment Certificate. “I have directed the team to complete a thorough investigation of these incidents and have halted clearing work in the area until the investigation is complete and recommendations are put into practice,” Pfeiffer said in a statement Thursday.The Canadian Press Coastal GasLink says it has suspended all clearing activity in the area until an internal review is complete and actions are taken to prevent it from happening again.It says it has also notified affected Indigenous communities and welcomes their participation in post-impact assessments.The Coastal GasLink pipeline inspired global protests when hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation said it had no authority without their consent.The company says it had signed agreements with all 20 elected First Nations along the 670-kilometre route to LNG Canada’s export terminal on the coast in Kitimat, including the Wet’suwet’en council.It says the land cleared in the affected areas measure 600-by-50-metres and 240-by-10-metres respectively and assessments of neighbouring lands had identified them as having low likelihood of archaeological significance.Coastal GasLink president David Pfeiffer says he regrets the errors that led to the construction.last_img read more

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