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Cutting Commercials: Editing 15, 30, and 60-Second Spots

first_imgLearn how to decide the right length you need for a commercial spot, and find out how to work with loops and short tracks to recut the same spot three times.Top image via Geico/Martin AgencyThe best length for a commercial or ad is an often debated topic. For a typical ad, most national broadcasting stations allow either a 15-second, 30-second, or 60-second slot. Choosing the right length is going to be difficult, as every product and company differs. Some companies go ahead and produce all three commercial lengths, using each ad in different markets. They may use a 60-second spot for national television, 30-seconds for local television, and a 15-second spot for web ads.Shorter commercials have been increasing in popularity. Advertisers can spend less on 15-second time slot versus a 30-second slot. This allows them to run the ad more often and for longer periods of time. According the the New York Times, that’s why the 15-second spot was first created in the late 1980s.Image via ShutterstockBy the mid-2000s, 15-second spots accounted for over 36% of all commercial time sold by the major broadcast networks. It’s not just a cheaper time slot too, as it’s also cheaper to make a shorter commercial. With the increasing presence of internet ads, advertisers are finding that the brand performance of a 15-second spot is equal to a 30-second spot. It’s also more shareable, as 15-second social videos are shared 37% more than 30-second or 60-second ads.With the increasing popularity of 15-second ads, why do you still need to cut 30-second and 60-second spots? Well, larger companies may prefer the storytelling aspect of a longer ad. Also, the decision for the final run time may not even be decided until well after editing has commenced. This is a struggle for many video editors, and it’s the reason why PremiumBeat offers so many different lengths for each of our tracks. Let’s look at some tips and tricks for editing commercials of different lengths.The Best Type of Ads for 15, 30, and 60-Second SpotsYou know how the hardest part of editing is trimming everything down into a great video? Well, now after you finish the video — you will have to do it TWO MORE TIMES. It can be enough to drive you crazy. The shorter the final length, the tougher the edit. Ease your pain by knowing what the company is looking for in their commercial.60-SecondsIs the point of the commercial spot to tell a story? Then you will most likely need to use a full 60-seconds. This allows the most time to tell a brand story and leave viewers with a longer message. The downside is that this may be too long for most viewers. In fact, it’s been noted that an audience begins to lose attention around the 45-second mark. 60-second videos are also great at introducing a whole new ad campaign to viewers, which can result in shorter versions of the same ad, as well as different spots in the future.When Geico and the Martin Agency launched a new ad campaign deemed the “unskippable” promos, they first introduced a 60-second version to show the concept to audiences. This version carries the gag from the 13-second mark when the dog first starts eating food up until the end.30-SecondsCommercial spots that focus on humorous campaigns benefit the most from 30-second spots. Viewers also have 75-80% the recall of a 30-second spot compared to a 60-second spot. With the right joke or amount of humor, the 30-second spot can also be more memorable than a 15-second ad. However, some believe that the 30-second ad is dying.To further the example of recutting the same ad three times, here is the 30-second version of the same Geico ad. Note that the dog starts eating at the 10-second mark, shaving off three seconds from the previous ad. The ad ends before the dog gets on the table to eat the other plates.15-SecondsIf the company is looking for the biggest return on a limited budget, a 15-second spot may be the best answer. These ads also tend to be more focused on sharing product information and using easy-to-explain messages. They can also be aired more frequently — and as mentioned previously, they are more likely to go viral on social media. The downside is that not all brand stories can be told in 15-seconds, and it can be difficult to convey larger messages. That said, shorter ads have a better chance of being repurposed for use on television, online, mobile, and in-store displays.In the 15-second version of the Geico ad, the dog starts eating at the 12-second mark, and only eats from the father’s plate. It’s 1/4 of the length of the original 60-second ad, yet the joke still works in every version.*Pro Tip: Keep in mind that broadcasters and stations have varying definitions of length. For example, some broadcasters request that a 30-second commercial is actually 30-seconds on the dot – not one frame more or less. Other stations may require that the ad be 29.5-seconds. Be sure to verify what is needed. How to Trim a 60-Second Spot into a 30-Second SpotListen to ‘Won’t You Reconsider’ by The Commandeers (Prepare to start dancing.)If you are working with a talented and experienced director, you will hopefully find that every shot was perfectly timed to a stopwatch. Commercials rely on an actor’s performance set to a specific time per shot. If you don’t have this luxury, the edit is probably going to be a tough one. Without a perfectly timed shoot, you will find yourself fighting the script in post.If the 60-second spot was already scripted and timed out, but the 30-second wasn’t — you will need to trim wherever you can. Hopefully you can start by getting rid of a second or two from each clip. Delete any unnecessary establishing shots. Was there a four-second shot of a house and then a two-second shot of the front door? Well, now it’s just a two-second shot of the house. You can easily establish a space quickly and move on, the viewers will be able to keep up.Another trick is to start with your audio. If you are editing an existing song, get it down to 30-second and make sure to keep a quality sounding song throughout the piece. Another option is to use a shorter version of the song — like the ones provided by PremiumBeat. Throw in a 30-second version of the same track, and then trim clips to the music.How to Trim a 30-Second Spot into a 15-Second SpotListen to ‘Contemplation’ by OblioGoing from 60-seconds to 30-seconds is hard enough, but trimming down to 15-seconds can be brutal. You will struggle with making sure you keep all the right clips, and you have to accept that you may need to delete some of the best footage to make the edit work.If the original ad had a voice-over narration, be prepared to heavily edit the audio — or ditch it entirely. Like the previous note, throw in the shorter version of the same track, and then trim clips to the music.After you finalize your edit, be prepared to compress the 15-second file for a multitude of different formats. Not only do stations want uncompressed high-resolution files (if not still tapes or disks at some places), you will also need to compress for web streaming on sites like YouTube as well as social media. Be sure to check each social media sites guidelines for optimum media. You can also use our guidelines for Instagram uploads, Facebook uploads, as well as YouTube and Vimeo.PremiumBeat Loops and ShortsShorts and Loops are provided with every PremiumBeat license. For those that don’t know, PremiumBeat now includes a full music track, short versions, and a series of loops for every royalty-free song you license — Standard and Premium Licenses included.In fact, you can even preview every version right from the website. All the loops and short versions are available for listening. Aside from clicking the play button to listen to the entire track, you can click on the 15, 30, or 60 second versions under the short section. If you are looking for a track that works for other time lengths, you can scroll over to the loop set to listen to all the available loops.Listen to ‘Softly’ by Alexis MessierMaybe you need a 20-second version. You can trim the 30-second song, or you may be able to add a loop and the end or beginning of a 15-second version. Loops average around 6 – 16 seconds. A downside is that only full-length watermarked tracks are available to download for demos. PremiumBeat cannot offer loops and shorts without purchasing a license. This is to prevent copyright infringement and unlicensed use of the tracks. Once you license a track, you will be led to the download page where you can choose the versions you need for your project. Now it’s time to start editing.Hope you found this guide helpful. Best of luck editing all those commercials!last_img read more

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Good response to rally revives Tripura Congress hopes

first_imgAfter facing a rout in the February assembly elections in Tripura, the Congress on Thursday displayed an impressive show of strength by organising a protest rally against alleged scam in Rafale fighter plane deal. Encouraged over the turn out, party’s state leaders announced the tour schedule of AICC President Rahul Gandhi ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections.“Rahul Gandhiji is coming in December. He would address a bigger rally than this”, PCC Chief Birajit Sinha said after the rally was intercepted at Circuit House area.Hundreds of Congress workers and supporters joined the rally which began from Congress Bhavan. It had a replica of Rafale plane fitted on a mini truck on the frontPolice and paramilitary troops prevented the rally at Circuit House in Kunjaban locality where party leaders addressed the gathering. They also slammed the ‘anti people policies and programmes’ of the Centre as well as BJP-IPFT coalition government in the State.All India Youth Congress President Keshav Chandra Yadav and Vice President B. V, Shrinivas besides PCC President Birajit Sinha and other senior leaders participated. They claimed that a Congress-led coalition government would be formed at the Centre after 2019 Lok Sabha pollslast_img read more

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India’s gold medallists

first_imgIndia has won 38 golds, 27 silvers and 35 bronzes in the Commonwealth Games 2010. In the last Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006, India had scored 22 golds, 17 silvers and 11 bronzes. The 2010 medallists are given under: Shooting 14 golds1. Abhinav Bindra & Gagan Narang (Men’s 10m air rifle – pairs) 2. Anisa Sayyed & Rahi Sarnobat (Women’s 25m pistol – pairs)3. Anisa Sayyed (Women’s 25m pistol – singles)4. Omkar Singh (Men’s 50m pistol – singles)5. Gagan Narang (Men’s 10m air rifle – singles)6. Vijay Kumar & Gurpreet Singh (Men’s 25m rapid fire pistol – pairs)7. Omkar Singh & Gurpreet Singh (Men’s 10m air pistol – pairs)8. Omkar Singh (Men’s 10m air pistol – singles)9. Gagan Narang & Imran Hassan Khan (Men’s 50m air rifle 3 position – pairs)10. Vijay Kumar (Men’s 25m rapid fire pistol – singles)11. Vijay Kumar & Harpreet Singh (Men’s 25m centre fire pistol – pairs)12. Gagan Narang (Men’s 50m rifle 3 positions – singles)  Wrestling 10 golds1. Ravinder Singh (Men’s Greco-Roman 60 kg)2. Anil Kumar (Men’s Greco-Roman 96 kg)3. Sanjay Kumar (Men’s Greco-Roman 74 kg)4. Rajender Kumar (Men’s Greco-Roman 55 kg)5. Geeta Singh Phogat (Women’s freestyle 55 kg)6. Alka Tomar (Women’s freestyle 59 kg)7. Anita Tomar (Women’s freestyle 67 kg)8. Narsingh Pancham Yadav (Men’s freestyle 74 kg)9. Yogeshwar Dutt (Men’s freestyle 60 kg)10. Sushil Kumar (Men’s freestyle 66 kg) Boxing 3 golds1. Suranjoy Singh (Men’s flyweight 52 kg)2. Manoj Kumar (Men’s light welterweight 64 kg)3. Paramjeet Samota (Men’s light super heavyweight +91 kg) Archery 3 golds1. Rahul Banerjee (Men’s recurve – singles)2. Deepika Kumari (Women’s recurve – singles)3. Deepika Kumari, Dola Banerjee & Bombayala Devi Laishram (Women’s recurve team) Weightlifting 2 golds1. Yumnam Renubala Chanu (Women’s 58kg)2. Katulu Ravi Kumar (Men’s 69kg) Athletics 2 golds1. Manjeet Kaur, Sini Jose, Ashwini Akkunji and Mandeep Kaur (Women’s 4x400m relay)2. Krishna Poonia (Women’s discus throw) Badminton 2 golds1. Jwala Gutta & Ashwini Ponappa (Women’s doubles)advertisement2. Saina Nehwal (Women’s singles) Table Tennis 1 gold1. Subhajit Saha & Achanta Sharath Kamal (Men’s doubles) Tennis 1 gold1. Somdev Devvarmanlast_img read more

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Martin Nguyen still the ONE featherweight champ

first_imgMartin Nguyen is still the featherweight champ. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Martin Nguyen ended the night with his title wrested on his shoulder once again as he knocked Mongolia’s Narantungalag Jadambaa in their featherweight championship bout in the main event of the ONE: Roots of Honor Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Nguyen first connected with a stiff leg kick that forced Jadambaa to limp up and that was when the champion decided to send a flying knee straight to the jaw of the Mongolian challenger, ending the fight 1:07 into the second round.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Back on top: Joshua Pacio regains ONE strawweight belt after KO of Yosuke Saruta Nguyen (12-3) also bounced back from his loss to Kevin Belingon in July of 2018 while Jadambaa (14-6) lost failed to get his winning streak to three fights after he beat Kazuki Tokudome and Edward Kelly in 2018. Both fighters were methodical in their approach at the start of the fight with neither one getting a clear advantage over the other. Nguyen then became the aggressor in the second round eventually sending Jadambaa to the cage wherein the champion finally connected the decisive blows. ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated 🎯 RIGHT ON TARGETMartin Nguyen clinches a scintillating flying knee knockout victory to retain the ONE Featherweight World Title! @MartinNguyenMMA #WeAreONE #RootsOfHonor #Manila #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/EF2ShIBQmm— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) April 12, 2019FEATURED 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 was another successful defense of the featherweight title for Nguyen, who once held two belts in two weight divisions but was forced to relinquish the lightweight strap last year. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

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Hope Cheteshwar Pujara improves his T20 skills, says Virender Sehwag

first_imgCheteshwar Pujara comes with the reputation of a good Test cricketer, according to former opener Virender Sehwag, who hoped that the Indian batting mainstay improves his skills in T20 cricket and gets picked by an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise in the next season.Labelled as a ‘Test match specialist’, Pujara didn’t find takers in IPL for the third successive year when he went unsold at the player’s auction this season.Replying to a question which sought to draw parallels between Hashim Amla and Pujara, Sehwag said, “Amla knows how to adapt to different formats, he knows how to play in what situation. As far as Pujara is concerned, he played for us but may be the hopes we had from him he did not come up to that expectations.”But this happens when you play only one format, it becomes difficult to play in other format. Pujara’s reputation is that of a wonderful Test batsman and not T20. Hope in coming years, he will improve his skills for the shorter format and hope he gets picked by some team next year.”Pujara last took part in the IPL in 2014 where he played for the Kings XI Punjab. He has also featured for Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore but never could manage to seal his place.Sehwag, who is the head coach of Kings XI Punjab, heaped praise on Amla, describing him as an asset. “Amla is among top five to six batsmen in world cricket. He is an asset. He is talking to youngsters like Manan Vohra and results are coming. He is a nice person and a great player,” he said.advertisementSehwag, who was addressing a news conference ahead of his side’s clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday, advised the youngsters to play their natural game and learn from experienced cricketers but never copy them.Asked what is his advice to youngsters who want to bat like him or KXIP skipper Glenn Maxwell, Sehwag replied, “I tell them only one thing, Manan Vohra can bat like Manan Vohra and not like Virender Sehwag or Maxwell. Youngsters should know about their strengths as also their weaknesses. When you know that it becomes easy for you to bat or bowl.”I also wanted to become Sachin Tendulkar, but I quickly realised that I cannot become like him and cannot give performance the way he did or play shots as him. I had to create my own image and I played what was natural for me.”This is the advice I give the youngsters. I tell them that you can learn from other players, but you cannot copy them. Be what you are, this is what I tell them,” said Sehwag, who played 104 Tests and 251 ODIs for India.Asked how he grooms young Indian players, Sehwag said, “I tell them people will give them advice, but their job is to take the best advice and adapt the same in their batting or bowling. In our country, everyone gives advice but player should take what suits him as an individual.”I speak to players and tell them to be mentally tough because one can improve skills, but to be mentally strong it takes years for that. And when one becomes mentally tough, it helps your self-confidence and self-belief,” he said.KXIP has won just three games out of seven so far and their next match is against defending champions Hyderabad and Sehwag said that all upcoming matches are going to be crucial for the team.”Out of remaining seven matches we will have to win 4-5, only then can we qualify for the playoffs. What is more important than win is the process to achieve that, which is playing good cricket in all departments. In last match, we showed that,” he said.”What sometimes happens in a long tournament is that you seldom tend to give a consistent performance, but when your bowlers perform and batting unit clicks, then win becomes easy.”With Punjab boasting of players like Maxwell, Amla, David Miller, Shaun Marsh and Manan Vohra in the side, Sehwag said batting is his team’s strength.”I feel among the batting lot we depend on our foreign players. Even if two out of the four foreign players perform, we tend to be in good position,” he said.Asked if KXIP’s failure to win the title so far affects his players, Sehwag said: “When we meet, we talk that we have to win the championship. The goal can be achieved in only one way, which is performance.advertisement”My responsibility is to create an environment in which a player gives his best performance. I can create such environment in the dressing room and in the team, but I cannot go out and perform for them,” he said.last_img read more

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Force India would be against Mercedes helping Honda

first_imgForce India, who use Mercedes engines, would be against the German manufacturer helping Honda to improve their Formula One power units, the team’s deputy principal Bob Fernley said on Friday.Media reports last month suggested that Mercedes, whose works team have been world champions for the past three years, had discussions with Honda about providing consultancy assistance.Joint ventures between manufacturers are common in the auto industry.Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff, who is also a team shareholder, initially refused to comment but then told reporters at the Spanish Grand Prix that “we’re not doing anything for Honda”.However, he left the door open by saying that was “the current status quo”.”Unless that situation changes, I don’t want to contribute to rumours out there that are false and that I think are damaging for Honda and create hardened standpoints from teams or other stakeholders. We’ll see what happens,” he added.Fernley, sitting alongside at the regular Friday news conference, said his team would take a dim view of any cooperation.”As a team that is not only paying for its engines but contributed to the development, I would certainly be very negative towards sharing that technology with another team that is a competitor of ours,” he said.Force India finished a best ever fourth overall last season while former champions McLaren, the only team currently partnered with Honda who are due also to supply Swiss-based Sauber next year, were sixth.McLaren have had a nightmare season so far, failing to score a point and with double world champion Fernando Alonso unable to start in Russia two weeks ago due to engine problems.advertisementHis car broke down again on Friday at his home race with an oil leak and the Spaniard was slowest of all in the afternoon session.Wolff said Honda was an important part of Formula One and he was sure the Japanese manufacturer would get to where they expected to be eventually.last_img read more

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Captain Upul Tharanga calls for patience before India ODIs: Can Sri Lanka turn it around?

first_imgA day after Sri Lanka’s test captain Dinesh Chandimal apologised for a 3-0 series whitewash against India, limited-overs captain Upul Tharanga has asked fans for patience ahead of their upcoming ODIs and Twenty20 matches.Sri Lanka failed to challenge the world’s top-ranked Test side during the three-match series and the gulf in quality between the two sides was clearly visible.They also suffered their maiden one-day international series loss to Zimbabwe last month, prompting long-serving captain Angelo Mathews to step down.Sri Lanka next play five ODIs and a Twenty20 against the Virat Kohli-led India, starting on Sunday, which will be Tharanga’s first as full-time captain.”Every team goes through a rough patch,” Tharanga said in a statement from Sri Lanka Cricket. “This is something that happens in cycles to every team and every nation no matter how great a cricketing nation they are.”Sri Lanka dominated in all three formats for a good 18 years – don’t forget this now when we are going through a rough patch.”The 32-year-old said the 1996 World Cup winners had already identified areas for improvement.”These areas are being taken care of, and we are seeing the results behind the scenes – however it will take a little more time for it to be seen externally, so please have patience, and most importantly have faith,” Tharanga said.Sri Lanka have recalled all-rounders Thisara Perera and Milinda Siriwardana to their limited-overs squad and Tharanga was confident of defeating India.”Sri Lanka have always been stronger in our white-ball format, and I am confident that we will come out strong and beat India,” he said.advertisement”We have the talent, we have the skill. We have been putting in the hard work, we just need the spirit, and for that we need your support too.”Squad:Upul Tharanga (captain), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wicketkeeper), Dhanushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Chamara Kapugedera, Milinda Siriwardana, Malinda Pushpakumara, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando.last_img read more

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Goalkeeper’s stoppage-time header gives Benevento first-ever Serie A point

first_imgBenevento, beaten in their first 14 Serie A matches, grabbed their first-ever top flight point in extraordinary style on Sunday when goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli scored with a flying header deep into stoppage time to give them a 2-2 draw with AC Milan.The result was another deep embarrassment to big-spending AC Milan who were playing their first match under new coach Gennaro Gattuso, their fiery former midfielder, after sacking Vincenzo Montella on Monday.Milan, who spent over 200 million euros ($237.78 million) in the summer transfer market compared to Benevento’s total of 20 million, twice led but were pegged back after Alessio Romagnoli was sent off for a second booking in the 75th minute.Brignoli went up to join the attack after his side won a free kick in the fifth minute of stoppage time and, as Danilo Cataldi whipped the ball in, he met it with a flying header into the bottom corner of the net to spark wild scenes at the modest Stadio Ciro Vigorito.The 26-year-old became the first goalkeeper to score in Serie A since Massimo Taibi for Reggina in 2001.”There was nothing to lose. I just closed my eyes and jumped. It was a goalkeeper’s goal, not a forward’s goal,” he said.Serie A debutants Benevento should have gone ahead just after the half hour but Vittorio Parigini sent a free header wide from Marco D’Alessandro’s cross.Instead, they found themselves a goal behind when Giacomo Bonaventura headed in at the far post after Benevento missed several chances to clear the danger.advertisementGeorge Puscas snapped up a rebound to give Benevento an equaliser five minutes after halftime but, as so often this season, they undid the good work by quickly conceding another, Nikola Kalinic scoring after being allowed a free header.Milan, however, handed the initiative to Benevento as the pressure grew after Romagnoli was harshly sent off for a tackle on Gaetano Letizia, even though no contact seemed to be made.The hosts attacked desperately but were finally rewarded with Brignoli’s stunning effort on a memorable afternoon.”We have a long way to go and a lot to improve,” said Gattuso. “We are licking our wounds today, will work to improve the fitness levels and mentality, but I cannot reproach my players for anything today.last_img read more

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Lucas Moura relishes chance to shine at Spurs after being displaced at PSG

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Pochettino says Spurs can beat Barcelona and make knockout round Paris Saint-Germain Did Emery ever explain why he overlooked him? “No,” Lucas replied. “I need to respect the decision of the coach. I know that it’s difficult for him because he needs to choose 11 players to play. I don’t like to look behind. I like to look forward to what I can do, what I can win.“I have nothing against Unai. I respect him, he is a very good coach. Sometimes it happens. I don’t know why. I cannot explain to you. But now I am happy here. It’s a new chapter in my life, a new challenge.”Lucas said it was difficult for him to speak about his former coach when asked about Emery’s playing style, but he was more forthcoming about what he felt he could achieve at Spurs.The club sit third in the Premier League, five points behind the leaders, Manchester City, and confidence is high after a run of six consecutive wins in all competitions, the most recent on Wednesday in the Champions League against Internazionale. Spurs would ensure qualification to the last 16 if they beat Barcelona at the Camp Nou on 11 December.“I really believe in this club and I really believe that we can win the Premier League,” Lucas said. “We can win trophies this season. I am here to help and to make history. It’s very, very difficult, I know. But Leicester won the Premier League, so I think we are very good and we can do this.“In football, we never know what will happen. That’s why it’s so beautiful. We need to believe, work hard and enjoy each opportunity that we have.” Arsenal Share on Pinterest Facebook Twitter Share on Twitter European club football Read more Unai Emery Share via Email Read more Then, everything changed. Emery had to accommodate Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, who had joined PSG in the summer of last year, but it was still remarkable to see how Lucas’s opportunities dried up. Between July and January – when he completed a £25m move to Spurs – Lucas played six times, each as a substitute. In total, he was on the field for 80 minutes.The Brazilian is careful to say the right things about Emery, who is now in charge at Arsenal, but their personal history frames one of the many subplots to Sunday’s derby at the Emirates Stadium.The bottom line is that Emery was the manager who forced Lucas out of PSG, where he had played since a €45m (£40m) transfer from São Paulo in January 2013, winning four league titles, three French cups and four league cups. How could he not want to prove his worth to him?Lucas was asked the question. Did he want to show Emery that he had the quality to thrive at a big club? “I try to show it – him – at Spurs,” he replied, getting the point across despite a rare tangle to his impressive English. “I forget the last five or six months that I had at PSG. And I like to think about the four years when I was very happy there and I won a lot of trophies. The last year was to learn and to grow up. Now I am a more experienced player and more strong.” Lucas, now 26, talks a good deal about personal happiness and how content he is at Tottenham after a difficult first few months last season. This time out, he has not only contributed five goals in all competitions but he has thrilled with his pace and dribbling. The contrast to his final season at PSG, which he discussed with ESPN Brazil in August, is plain.“It was very hard, the worst seven months of my life,” he said. “I came from a very good season, I was second top scorer of the team, only behind Cavani. The following season I wasn’t even called up. I used to go to practice, I wasn’t even in the game. I used to go back home. But I kept working hard. And God gave me the best gift of life, my son [in November 2017].” Topics Lucas Moura has described it as the worst seven months of his life and even now the speed of his descent from hero to zero under Unai Emery at Paris Saint-Germain feels mystifying.The Tottenham winger was an established PSG player when Emery came to the club for the 2016-17 season and he would make 53 appearances in all competitions for him, getting 19 goals – a career high and second only to Edinson Cavani in the club’s scoring charts. Unai Emery says Arsenal lost their way under Arsène Wenger features Pinterest Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Lucas Moura takes on Daniele Padelli of Internazionale during Tottenham’s 1-0 victory in the Champions League. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/BPI/Rex/Shutterstock Share on WhatsApp Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Porsche Cayenne Coupe launched, new model gets two engine options

first_img Varun Singh New DelhiMarch 22, 2019UPDATED: March 22, 2019 12:30 IST Cayenne Turbo Coupe (left) and Cayenne Coupe (right).HIGHLIGHTSThe new Cayenne Coupe comes with a 2.16 m2 panoramic fixed glass roof as standard.The front windscreen and A-pillar on the Cayenne Coupe are shallower than in the Cayenne.At the front, there are new eight-way sports seats with integrated headrests.Porsche has launched the Cayenne Coupe. The new model is available with two engine options. Besides, the Coupe gets sharper lines with a unique rear section, an adaptive rear spoiler and two different roof concepts.While the new Porsche Cayenne Coupe models are available for order now, the customers will have to contact the local Porsche centres for country specific model information, pricing and market arrival date. Porsche Cayenne CoupeThe Cayenne Coupe gets a six-cylinder turbocharged 3.0-litre engine, which delivers 340 hp and 450 Nm of torque. It can make 0-100 kmph in 6.0 seconds with the sports chrono package, while with the optional lightweight sports package, 0-100 kmph can be achieved in 5.9 seconds. The Cayenne Coupe can touch a maximum speed of 243 kmph. Porsche Cayenne Turbo CoupeThe Cayenne Turbo Coupe is available with a 4.0-litre V8 engine with twin-turbo charging. This mill is good for 550 hp and 770 Nm of torque. It can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 3.9 seconds and touch a top speed of 286 kmph.”The Coupe includes all the technical highlights of the current Cayenne, but has an even more dynamic design and new technical details that position it as more progressive, athletic and emotional,” Porsche AG Executive Board Chairman Oliver Blume.The front windscreen and A-pillar on the Cayenne Coupe are shallower than in the Cayenne, thanks to a roof edge that has been lowered by around 20 millimetres. Redesigned rear doors and fenders broaden the shoulders of this vehicle by 18 millimetres. The rear number plate is integrated into the bumper.advertisementPorsche Style Vice President Michael Mauer said: “The significantly more steep roof line that falls away to the rear makes the Cayenne Coupe appear even more dynamic and positions it as the sportiest-looking model in the segment.” A roof spoiler accentuates the distinctive coupe silhouette. On each Cayenne Coupe model, the roof spoiler is combined with a new adaptive rear spoiler as part of Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA). The spoiler extends by 135 mm at speeds of 90 kmph and up, increasing the contact pressure on the rear axle, while PAA simultaneously enhances efficiency.The new Cayenne Coupe comes with a 2.16 m2 panoramic fixed glass roof as standard. A contoured carbon roof is optionally available for the Coupe. The carbon roof is available in one of the three lightweight sports packages. These packages also include the sport design features and new 22-inch GT design wheels, seat centres in classic checked fabric as well as carbon and Alcantara accents in the interior. For the Cayenne Turbo Coupe, the package also includes a sports exhaust system.There is plenty of space for up to four people in the new Cayenne Coupe. At the front, there are new eight-way sports seats with integrated headrests. In the rear, the new Coupe comes fitted with a rear bench that has the characteristics of two individual seats. The Coupe gets a 625-litre boot and the space can be increased to 1,540 litres with the rear seats folded down.ALSO READ | Toyota, Suzuki to collaborate on development of hybrid electric vehicles and compact vehicle enginesALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza’s production to start at Toyota Kirloskar Motor from 2022ALSO READ | MG Motor India announces Benedict Cumberbatch as brand ambassador ahead of Hector launch in mid-2019Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow New coupe launchFollow 2019 coupe launchFollow Twin turbo enginesFollow New coupe modelsFollow New coupe design Porsche Cayenne Coupe launched, new model gets two engine optionsThe Cayenne Coupe gets a six-cylinder turbocharged 3.0-litre engine, while the Cayenne Turbo Coupe is available with a 4.0-litre V8 engine with twin-turbo charging.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Mo Salah watches daughter score goal, Shahid Afridi bans girls from cricket. Best reactions

first_img Next Mo Salah watches daughter score goal, Shahid Afridi bans girls from cricket. Best reactionsRecently, Internet dragged cricketer Shahid Afridi for saying that he doesn’t allow his daughters to play outdoor sports after footballer Mo Salah was spotted proudly watching his daughter scoring a goal after his match in England.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 15, 2019UPDATED: May 15, 2019 15:19 IST Shahid Afridi and Mo Salah with their daughtersA heartwarming moment at Liverpool’s Anfield stadium recently had the whole crowd erupt in cheer and the video is the best thing you will witness today.After a match between Liverpool and Manchester City, Mo Salah’s young daughter, Makka, dribbled across the field to score a goal as the proud father watched her on.Watch the video:This is great to watch. Beautiful scenes. Mo Salah’s daughter.pic.twitter.com/BNr8MHTKZRWorld Cup (@FlFAWC2018) May 12, 2019The video of the little munchkin happily dribbling to score her goal in the open field, amid the crowd’s cheer, is going viral online.The moment took place after Mo Salah won the Premier League Golden Boot.After the video went viral, Twitterati started comparing the football player to cricketer Shahid Afridi, who in a controversial statement recently said that he does not give permission to his daughters to play outdoor sports and feminists can say whatever they want about his decision.My daughters are very precious to me! My life revolves around them. They all have some ambitions in life and I will support them while guiding them as a responsible father 1/2Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 12, 2019He also said, “It’s for social and religious reasons that I’ve made this decision regarding my daughters not competing in public sporting activities and their mother agrees with me.”advertisementFor every Shahid Afridi who tries to control his daughter there is a Mohammed Salah who lets his daughter run free and enjoy her life. https://t.co/3bGgZMRKY3Amena (@Fashionopolis) May 13, 2019A Twitter user, Amena, had tweeted the comparison between the two players, after which the particular tweet went viral.She wrote, “For every Shahid Afridi who tries to control his daughter there is a Mohammed Salah who lets his daughter run free and enjoy her life.”After she posted the tweet, many people agreed with her saying, “Beautiful. That is what girls need to be taught, to be independent and strong.”Another user wrote, “So true. Afridi is a caveman whole Mo Salah is a proper father…and sane too.”While the internet dragged Afridi for his sexist comments, Twitterati praised the footballer for his response to his adorable daughter scoring a goal.Another beautiful moment.. pic.twitter.com/WKzvZF9NBpJeri At Thabari (@doktermesine) May 13, 2019This is the best video I have seen for a while. So cuteVicky Arshad (@originalvicky) May 13, 2019Awesome dribbling skills from Salah Junior …..give her a contract now @LFC @MoSalahKate Ardern (@KateAlvanley) May 13, 2019Gave me chillsOluwatobi E.A. (@Teamlogo_ng) May 13, 2019Well we don’t know about you, Mo Salah definitely is a proud father who knows that his daughter’s got to spread her wings and shine.ALSO SEE | Little girl climbs on to dad’s back during namaz in Kashmir. Seen the adorable viral video yet?ALSO READ | Couple dancing on Baazigar gives Shah Rukh and Kajol a run for money. Watch hilarious TikTok videoALSO WATCH | Couple goes high on PDA on a bike on Delhi roads. Watch videoGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKrishna Priya Pallavi Tags :Follow Mo SalahFollow Shahid Afridilast_img read more

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Finanstilsynet Completes Review of Financial Statement

first_imgzoom The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (Finanstilsynet) has completed a review of certain aspects of Stolt-Nielsen’s consolidated financial statements for 2012.The company agreed to reverse $12.3 million of the non-cash gains on bargain purchase relating to the Acuidoro and Moerdijk acquisitions completed during 2012. The non-cash gain on bargain purchase of $4.8 million relating to the Dagenham acquisition has not been reversed.Reference is made to Note 1 to the Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the three months and year ended November 30, 2013 released on January 30, 2014. In the opinion of Finanstilsynet, the company’s recognition of non-cash gains on bargain purchase was not in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).As required by IAS 8, the effect of the reversal of these non-cash gains on bargain purchases is shown under 2012 comparative financial information and explained more fully in Note 1 of the 2013 Financial Statements.The 2013 Financial Statements stolt-nielsen, March 26, 2014last_img read more

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Provinces Welcome 1 Billion Federal Aid Package

first_imgAGRICULTURE/FISHERIES–Provinces Welcome $1 Billion Federal AidPackage Canada’s ministers of agriculture welcomed the federalgovernment’s announcement of a $1-billion aid package for theagriculture sector today, March 30, while rejecting additionalprovincial funding for the initiative. A joint statement issued by the provinces of Nova Scotia,Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundlandand Labrador, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec andSaskatchewan applauded federal Agriculture Minister Andy Mitchellfor an initiative aimed at improving cash flow for strugglingCanadian farm families. The statement says: “We wish to commend the government of Canada for making such asubstantial investment in short-term relief for our nation’s farmfamilies. This package is a significant commitment from thefederal government to Canada’s agriculture sector. All governments acknowledge that the combination of economicpressures resulting from bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE),depressed commodity prices and ongoing trade disputes has put ourentire agriculture sector in an extremely difficult financialposition. However, our individual provinces already have committedunprecedented resources to this crisis and to long-term programsdeveloped for the national Agricultural Policy Framework. The federal government alone has the fiscal capacity to deliveran equitable, national agricultural support program withoutcompromising commitments to priorities such as health, educationand infrastructure. All provinces have raised the issue of affordability foragricultural support programs with the federal government in thepast. This remains a crucial issue that requires furtherdiscussion and resolution. We look forward to that discussion atour next meeting.” Canada’s next scheduled meeting of federal/provincial/territorialagriculture ministers is set for July in Kananaskis, Alta.last_img read more

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Fans sing Happy Birthday to Sidney Crosby as he parades cup through

first_imgHALIFAX – NHL superstar Sidney Crosby said it’s “just a number,” as he turned 30 on Monday and brandished the Stanley Cup in a parade that wound through Halifax in his native Nova Scotia.Crosby rode on the back of a white pickup truck as marshal of the city’s annual Natal Day parade, waving to thousands of fans who lined the streets for a glimpse of “Sid the Kid” and the revered cup.Crosby told reporters he’ll enjoy the celebrations before setting his sights on training camp with the Pittsburgh Penguins later this month. The team will be making a bid for its third straight championship.“I have a pretty good understanding of how hard two is, so I don’t imagine what three must be like. I’d love to find out,” Crosby said.“It’s gonna be tough but we’re going to training camp with that in mind so it’ll be a big challenge but, you know, why not?”The three-time Stanley Cup champ and future Hall of Famer said NHL hockey just keeps getting faster, “And I like that.”He smiled when asked if, at 30, he has any grey hairs yet.“Lots,” he said to laughter from the room. “Greys and whites.”People lining the parade route sang Happy Birthday as Crosby passed, behind a marching band at the front of the parade.It began in Halifax’s historic north end, and then across a harbour bridge to Dartmouth. Crosby rode on the back of a white pick up truck, waving to the crowd with one hand and steadying the large silver cup with the other.The crowd cheered when the marching band played a rendition of Hockey Night in Canada.Parade-goer Colin Roberts, 12, plays peewee hockey and said Crosby is a role model.“He’s so good but he stays low key. He signs autographs.”Roberts’ nine-year-old brother, Eric, said Crosby is also kind.“He’s such a good player but he also takes the time to visit old folks’ homes.”Photos on social media over the weekend showed Crosby taking the cup to a local children’s hospital and hoisting it over his head beside an airplane in Halifax.Sana Rehan said she became a Crosby fan after watching him play in the 2010 Winter Olympics.“He’s so good, on and off the ice. He’s so humble and such a strong work ethic.”Rehan said her family has bonded over hockey and watching Crosby ever since, and Monday was the first time they saw the hockey star — and the Stanley Cup — in person.“He’s the best player in the world and we all became fans after that (Olympic) game.”Her 12-year-old brother Ahmad, who will play bantam hockey next year, said Crosby made him want to play hockey.“He’s got such skill. It makes you want to cheer for him.”Monday afternoon, Crosby was to take the cup to Rimouski, where he played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.last_img read more

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Greens call for resurrection of Kelowna Accord

first_imgAPTN National NewsAfter two weeks on the campaign trail, Green Party leader Elizabeth made a stop in Montreal Monday and called for a resurrection of the Kelowna Accord.May said the Green Party would fight to restore the $5.1 billion accord which was created by the Paul Martin Liberals, but cancelled by Stephen Harper’s government.May also said her party was committed to rebuilding Canada’s health care system.She was joined by Holly Dressel, a best-selling author who has written about Canada’s health care system.last_img read more

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