Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Austria was part of the Shell Turbo Chargers team that lost a 3-1 series lead in the 1991 Finals of the PBA’s first conference.And the team that made the comeback? It was Ginebra.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“A 3-1 deficit is still manageable for the opponent,” said Austria after leading San Miguel to a 102-81 beating of the Gin Kings in Game 4 Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.“I will never forget that, we were leading 3-1 against Ginebra when I was still a player with Shell, and then we lost,” added Austria in Filipino. In rare meeting at PBA semis, legends Jaworski, Fernandez witness a blowout Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Miguel is on the cusp of a return to the PBA Philippine Cup Finals, but head coach Leo Austria is still not about to get complacent.He knows what first hand that a two-game lead in a seven-game series isn’t insurmountable as he was once booted out of that apex when he was still playing in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback View comments In the PBA’s 43-year history, only four teams have come back from a 3-1 deficit and Ginebra is part of that exclusive club.Ginebra may have come back from that deficit before, but San Miguel has its own chapter in PBA history when it erased a 0-3 deficit in Philippine Cup finals against Alaska in 2016.And Austria is well aware of the “Beeracle” that he proudly orchestrated.“We came back from 0-3 and we won 4-3,” said Austria who has never lost a seven-game series in the PBA. “Everything’s possible so we know we can’t relax one bit.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims
Uruguay’s Luis Suarez celebrates the second goal of his team during the group A match between Uruguay and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)SAMARA, Russia — Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani scored a goal each and Uruguay went on to defeat Russia 3-0 on Monday, finishing undefeated in group play and handing the host nation its first loss of the World Cup.Both teams were already assured of spots in the knockout round, but Uruguay’s victory put it at the top of Group A and looking toward a match in Sochi on Saturday against the second-place finisher from Group B.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Uruguay, which also benefited from an own-goal in the first half, had its third straight shutout of the tournament after consecutive 1-0 victories over Egypt and Saudi Arabia.By advancing to the round of 16 with victories over Saudi Arabia and Egypt, Russia secured its best World Cup showing in the post-Soviet era.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBut Uruguay — ranked No. 14 in the world — posed a far greater challenge to the hosts.Suarez, who seems to have put past World Cup controversies behind him, scored with a low shot from just outside the box that sailed past the wall of Russian players and into the right corner of the goal. The Barcelona striker blew a kiss to the corner of Samara Stadium where most of La Celeste’s cheering supporters were seated. Uruguay went up 2-0 over Russia on an own-goal — the sixth of the World Cup to tie the tournament record. Midfielder Diego Laxalt’s shot from long range deflected off Denis Cheryshev’s foot and past goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev.Russia, the lowest ranked team in the field at No. 70, went down to 10 men after right back Igor Smolnikov received a second yellow card in the 36th minute. Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov immediately took off Cheryshev for defender Mario Fernandes.Cavani scored in the 90th minute and was taken out a short time later. The Paris Saint-Germain forward put a rebound into the left corner of the net after Diego Godin’s header was parried by Akinfeev.Uruguay was making its 12th appearance at the World Cup, which it won in 1930 and 1950. More recently, the team finished fourth in South Africa in 2010 and made the round of 16 in Brazil four years ago.Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira made his first start of the World Cup. Since the 22-year-old Torreira has been in Russia there have been persistent rumors that he is headed to Arsenal.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Chism set for Magnolia debut vs former coach Guiao, NLEX Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew INJURIESRussia left back Yuri Zhirkov was taken out of the match against Egypt because of an ankle injury but was available as a substitute on Monday. Teammate Alan Dzagoev was out again because of a hamstring injury sustained in the opener against Saudi Arabia but he may return for the knockout round.Defender Jose Maria Gimenez didn’t play for Uruguay because of a right thigh injury. Gimenez scored in the team’s opening match of the tournament, a 1-0 victory over Egypt. The team did not say when he might return.GROUP DYNAMICSBoth teams will face the top finishers from Group B, which includes Portugal, Spain, Iran and Morocco. By finishing second, Russia will play at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow against the Group A winner.Because Russia had the advantage in goal differential from its first two group matches, it would have won the group with a draw.KEYS TO SUCCESSRussia’s home-country advantage could only carry it so far against its more experienced opponents. But the Russians had recent history to think they were up to the challenge: The teams played to a 1-1 draw in a 2012 friendly in Moscow.Suarez scored in that match, and thwarted Russia in this one, too. His goal on Monday was the 53rd of his career, in his 101st appearance. It was his second goal of the tournament after also scoring in the 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia.No Uruguayan players have been handed yellow cards in Russia. The only other team at the tournament without a yellow is Iceland. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’
No-confidence resolutionChief Justice (ag) Roxane George’s rulings upholding the validity of the Opposition’s No-confidence Motion has sparked mixed reactions from the public and several stakeholder bodies are calling on the nation to accept the court’s decisions.On Thursday, Justice George ruled that the No-confidence Motion was validly passed on December 21, 2018 and that the absolute majority of the 65 seats in the National Assembly is 33 and not 34 as contended by Government. She also noted that while former coalition Member of Parliament Charrandas Persaud should not have been a sitting parliamentarian because of his dual citizenship, at the time of his vote on the motion, he was a valid MP hence his vote was valid.Moreover, the Chief Justice in her decision on a separate matter filed by Christopher Ram said the President and the Cabinet should have resigned immediately upon the passage of the motion but remain in office until elections are held.Hours after these rulings, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) called on the entire nation, including political parties, to respect the court’s decisions.In a statement, the PSC went on to urge the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), “to fulfil its constitutional obligation to hold itself ready to conduct General Elections as is required by the Constitution as a result of the No- confidence Motion, that is, within 90 days of the motion, unless otherwise extended by a two-thirds majority of the Parliament.”The Private Sector umbrella body further called on the elections body to immediately declare its position on this question as a matter of public interest and necessity.While the Opposition also believes that Government should adhere to the court rulings, the coalition has insisted it will be appealing the decision at the Court of Appeal since Thursday’s decisions were not in favour of its position with regard to the vote on December 21, 2018.Government’s move to appeal was supported by the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), which said in a statement on Thursday that exhausting a legal resource is a constitutional option afford to the Government.Recognising that the proceedings will extract high tension and emotional reactions, the GTUC urge persons to desist from any actions that besmirch the character of the learned and upstanding Judge.Moreover, the Union went on to repeat calls for Government and the Opposition to work together to keep the nation intact through this phase, while keeping the citizenry mindful of the tension, both internal and external, threatening the country’s peace and stability.“Citizens are also urged to hold all politicians, civic society and those who engender to engulf this nation in any acts of mayhem or terror accountable for their well-being and safety at this point in time. So far our society is holding up well in pursuing this legal recourse and we must continue to do so cognisant that at the end of the day, we still have a nation to build, and a destiny to mould. We are still one people, interdependent and connected by a shared history. This is as defining a time as many historical landmarks in our political struggles,” the GTUC said in the missive.
Who is the Wealdstone Raider?If you don’t know, what planet have you been visiting? But even if you do know, do you really know the Wealdstone Raider?talkSPORT caught up with the online football fan phenomenon himself so you can see the man as you’ve never seen him before.More importantly, we found out if Roy Keane wanted some, would the Raider give it ‘im?Plus, who does he think he could ‘deal with’ in the Premier League today?And he reveals why you should help him beat Simon Cowell to the 2014 Christmas number one.So check out the video above, buy his song ‘Got No Fans’ here and if you’re still none the wiser as to who the Wealdstone Raider is, take a look at the original video and the best Raider Vines here.For loads of entertaining sports videos, check out youtube.com/talksport
Chi’s lawyers are almost certain to appeal to the Supreme Court on the same grounds that Turner, 28, used in his successful appeal Thursday. The court said this week that it would consider the legality of the lethal injection formula used in Kentucky, and Texas uses virtually an identical formula.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HOUSTON – A day after the U.S. Supreme Court halted an execution in Texas at the last minute, Texas officials made clear Friday that they would nonetheless proceed with more executions in coming months, including one next week. Though several other states are halting lethal injections until it is clear whether that method of execution is constitutional, Texas is taking a different course, risking a confrontation with the court. “The Supreme Court’s decision to stay convicted murder Carlton Turner’s execution will not necessarily result in an abrupt halt to Texas executions,” said Jerry Strickland, a spokesman for Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. “State and federal courts will continue to address each scheduled execution on a case-by-case basis.” Shortly before midnight Thursday, the Supreme Court stayed the execution of Turner, who had been scheduled to become the state’s 26th inmate be put to death this year by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas. Although the court gave no reason for its order, Turner, convicted of murdering his adoptive parents in 1998, had appealed to the court after it agreed on Tuesday to consider the constitutionality of lethal injection, the most commonly used method of execution in the United States. Several legal experts said the Supreme Court’s reprieve would be seen by most states as a signal to halt all executions until the court determines, probably sometime next year, whether lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment, barred by the Eighth Amendment. Eleven states had already halted executions for that reason, and on Thursday, Alabama stayed an execution for 45 days to come up with a new formula. “There is a momentum quality to this – not only the Supreme Court granting the stay but also the Alabama governor doing a reprieve that is likely to lead to other states with executions on the horizon waiting to see what the Supreme Court does,” said Douglas A. Berman, a law professor at Ohio State University who writes the blog Sentencing Law and Policy. “I’ll be surprised if many – and arguably if any states other than Texas – go through with executions this year.” Texas, which has a history of confrontations with the Supreme Court over its prerogatives in criminal justice, does not appear interested in waiting, forcing lawyers for condemned prisoners to appeal each case as high as the Supreme Court. Four more executions are scheduled in Texas over the next five months. The next inmate, who is to be executed on Wednesday, is Heliberto Chi, 28, a Honduran citizen convicted of murdering the manager of a men’s clothing store in the Dallas suburb of Arlington during a robbery in 2001. Terence O’Rourke, a Houston lawyer representing Chi, has said that his client’s execution would violate provisions of international law.
The UCLA Bruins aren’t a basketball team, they’re a medical experiment. They’re a walking exercise in kinesiology, or would be if most of them could walk. A lot of them are limping, which is difficult to do while carrying X-rays. They’re bandaged and stitched. There are more tears in the Bruins than a frayed ancient document. They could try laughing, but that would probably injure something. Could try cursing the fates, but somebody would no doubt rip a vocal cord. So mostly they shrug. Say what are they supposed to do? Just keep playing, and try to be very careful not to trip over the next fallen teammate. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita They are a standing headline: Another Bruin lost to injury. The thing about it is, they keep manufacturing different combinations, using one unproven freshman after another, and mostly winning. The Bruins entered their Saturday’s game against Washington with a 14-2 record and No.11 national ranking. They started two sophomores and three freshman, and most of them were banged up. Leading scorer Arron Afflalo is playing with a sore hip. He had to leave Saturday’s game late in the second half to switch jerseys. The one he was wearing was too bloody. “From my elbow and knee,” he said. “Not sure how it happened.” Farmar has been playing most of the season with a sore ankle he restrains about once a week. Saturday in the first half he ripped a two-inch cash on his shooting hand from places unknown. “Who knows?” Farmar said. “It just happens.” And these were the healthy players on the court at game’s end. They faired much better than forward Alfred Aboya, who had to be helped off the court with 7:11 left to play in the first half with the daily serious injury. Aboya had surgeries on both knees prior to the season, missed the first six games and was just rounding into shape. But he’s headed for another MRI on his right knee. He limped off the court after at least straining it against Washington and did not return. This comes after poor Cedric Bozeman, who missed all of last season with a torn ACL, tore cartilage in his shoulder in practice and will be out at least another 3-to-4 weeks. After Josh Shipp, who missed the first 11 games following September hip surgery, called it a season last week because of continued hip pain. After Lorenzo Mata, who despite having legs the size of a small Sequoia and who had previously broken his nose and two teeth this season, fractured his right leg in a collision with Farmar on Tuesday. “There’s always adversity in every season,” said UCLA coach Ben Howland. “Obviously we’ve had more than our fair share this season. We have to continue to fight through it. “It’s just the way it is.” Besides quoting Boz Skaggs, what can you do? Deep down Howland may think the basketball gods are conspiring against him, but he recognizes there’s nothing positive that can come from focusing on it. Saturday he made with what he had, and for most of the game it appeared it would be enough against the 13th-ranked Huskies. With a frontcourt of freshmen – 6-5 shooting forward Michael Roll, 6-7 forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and 6-11 center Ryan Wright – the Bruins jumped out to 15-point lead in the first half. They even returned their two injured senior centers. Ryan Hollins – who had strained a groin in warmups before the Dec. 23 game against Sacramento State played 17 minutes. Michael Fey, out with a sprained ankle, made a 1-minute appearance. “Every time we get a guy back, another guy goes down,” Afflalo said. “We lose a key guy on top of that. It’s the way it is.” In the second half, Washington kept chipping away at the UCLA lead, finally overtaking them at 61-60 with 3:08 to play. The Bruins would never lead again, though they missed a chance to tie the game in the final seconds on a botched fastbreak. Howland scanned his box score afterward and numbers screamed out at him: After battling Washington evenly on the boards in the first half, the Bruins were outrebounded 16-10 in the second; After holding Washington to 36.4 shooting in the first half, the Huskies shot 64.0 percent in the second. Poor rebounding and shaky inside defense would appear obvious signs of fatigue for an overmatched team. Shipp was to be the starting small forward, Aboya the power forward, Hollins the center. Bozeman filled in for Shipp, Mata started at center, Mbah a Moute moved from small forward to power forward. Howland wasn’t buying any fatigue factor, and either were the Bruins. “I don’t think we were tired,” Afflalo said. “I wasn’t too tired. We might have been just standing around too much.” Maybe trying to stay clear of the next Bruin to fall. 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11 3. Centre back: Virgil van Dijk, 7.43 rating (Southampton) – Van Dijk hasnt been forgotten in the Premier League, despite missing the last four months through injury. Southampton have adapted well without him, but are a far superior unit when the Dutchman is in the team. With the transfer window soon to open, there is uncertainty over whether he will be seen in a Saints shirt again. Hes not short of admirers. 10. Centre forward: Alexis Sanchez, 7.92 rating (Arsenal) – Arsenal have been carried by Sanchez, who scored 24 and assisted 10, for much of this season and hell be hugely frustrated at his side missing out on a Champions League qualifying spot. A player of his quality deserves to be competing in this competition and his future will dominate the back pages over the summer. 11 11 7. Centre midfield: Paul Pogba, 7.71 rating (Manchester United) – With an £89m price tag, expectations were inevitably high upon his return and Pogba still has some way to go before earning widespread plaudits. But he has been key to Uniteds solid midfield and at 24 years old is, remember, not the finished article. 11 9. Right forward: Wilfried Zaha, 7.61 rating (Crystal Palace) – At long last, Zaha has found his feet in the top flight. Hes been Palaces star performer, playing a vital role in their escaping of relegation. His seven goals and nine assists is his best return in the Premier League by a distance. 1. Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford, 7.04 rating (Sunderland) – click the arrow above, right, to check out the full team of the season according to Dream Team stats – It’s been a breakthrough campaign from Pickford who, despite being a part of a team to suffer relegation, has seen his reputation in the Premier League flourish. Everton are being heavily linked with a move for his signature in the summer. 11 5. Right wing-back: Victor Moses, 7.36 rating (Chelsea) – Nobody could have predicted the season Moses would have in a wing-back role this season. Antonio Conte saw something he admired in him over pre-season and rather than shipping him out on loan as his predecessors had done, kept him in the squad. Its a decision that hugely paid off, with the 26-year-old key to their title triumph. 6. Centre midfield: Kevin De Bruyne, 7.71 rating (Manchester City) – No player registered more than De Bruynes 18 assists this season in the Premier League. City may have disappointed in the title race, but, for the most part, have been immensely entertaining to watch. Much of that is down to the creativity of the Belgian in midfield. 11 11 11. Left forward: Eden Hazard, 7.89 rating (Chelsea) – Hazard has returned to top form. NGolo Kante may have stolen the plaudits for Chelsea, but the Belgians attacking influence has been tremendous this season. Hes contributed 16 goals and five assists in their title-winning campaign and could also get his hands on the FA Cup. 11 8. Left wing-back: Marcos Alonso, 7.44 rating (Chelsea) – Alonso has been imperative to Chelseas success this season. Despite two spells in England before his arrival at Stamford Bridge, the Spaniard was relatively unknown to Premier League fans and has surprised all. Hes been solid defensively and has been effective going forward, scoring six and assisting three. 11 11 Another Premier League season is done and dusted.With the action wrapped up, plenty will have picked their subjective team of the season – but what are the stats saying?Scroll through the gallery above to check out the best XI, based on Dream Team stats, in a 3-4-3 formation.Who would you name in your Premier League team of the season? Let us know by leaving a comment below. 4. Centre back: Aleksandar Kolarov, 7.37 rating (Manchester City) – Kolarovs performances have slipped under the radar this season, but his defensive improvements have been obvious. Of his 29 league appearances, the majority have come in a more central role at the back. Hes responded well to the demands in a new system. 2. Centre back: Nicolas Otamendi, 7.53 rating (Manchester City) – The jury is still out on Otamendi, but he has improved tremendously under the guidance of Pep Guardiola. Hes started 29 games in a City side often changed and is likely to remain a key player next season. 11
Tags: premier leaguepremier league team of the week Andrew Robertson assisted Sadio Mane for Liverpool’s opener in the win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Liverpool continues to show that they are out-right favourites to win the 2019/20 Premier League title. This past weekend, the Kops maintained their 8 point lead at the top of the standings and 9 away from two-time defending champions Man City. This is after Jurgen Klopp’s side beat Crystal Palace 2-1 away from home on Saturday afternoon thanks to goals by Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. Liverpool now has 37 points from 13 games.For the defending champions, they came from a goal down to get past Chelsea on the same day. Ngolo Kante put the visitors ahead before Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez struck before halftime to turn the game on its head. City sits third on the log with 28 points.Second place is currently occupied by Leicester who defeated Brighton 2-0 thanks to strikes by Jammie Vardy and Ayoze Perez.Still on Saturday, Tottenham overcame West Ham United 3-2 at the London Stadium. Spurs who were playing their first game under Jose Mourinho saw Son Hueng Min, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane strike to hand them a three-goal caution but Michael Antonio and Angelo Ogbonna scored late for West Ham to ensure it is a respectable loss for the hammers. The result sees Spurs climb into 10th spot with just 17 points accumulated so far.After Spurs beat West Ham, their rivals Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Southampton. Alex Lacazatte scored twice including one in stoppage time for Arsenal while Danny Ings and James Ward Prowse scored for the Saints. Arsenal who have now gone five games minus victory are 8th with 18 points.On Sunday, Man United conceded a late Oliver Mcburnie goal as they drew 3-3 at Sheffield United. Earlier, Sheffield had taken a two-goal lead through John Fleck and Iyv Mousset before Brandon Williams, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford had scored to turn the game upside-down. The draw leaves United 9th with 17 points.Elsewhere, Wolves beat Bournemouth 2-1, Norwich City were 2-0 shock winners at Everton while Burnley defeated Watford 3-0.The game between Aston Villa and Newcastle United will be played on Monday night.Here are the XI players who stood out according to Shaban Lubega.GK: Nick Pope (Burnley)Ensured a clean sheet, making four top saves as Burnley defeated Watford 3-0 away from home on Saturday.RB: Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City)Was impressive in the 2-0 victory over Brighton on Saturday, making three clearances, four interceptions and creating two chances.LB: Andy Robertson (Liverpool)Set up Sadio Mane for Liverpool’s opener in the 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.CB: Fernandinho (Man City)Arguably Man City’s most important player and Fernandinho was at it again as he pocketed Tammy Abraham in the 2-1 win over Chelsea.CB: James Tarkowski (Burnley)Scored one of Burnley’s three goals against Watford on Saturday.MF: Joao Moutinho (Wolves)Scored one and had a hand in what proved to be the winner in the victory over Bournemouth.MF: John Fleck (Sheffield United)Opened the scoring as Sheffield drew 3-3 with Man United on Sunday.MF: James Ward Prowse (Southampton).Scored once and created three chances as Southampton drew 2-2 away to Arsenal on Saturday.FW: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).Scored once and assisted Ayoze Perez in the 2-0 win over Brighton.FW: Son Heung Min (Tottenham)Scored one and assisted another in the 3-2 victory over West Ham United on Saturday afternoon.FW: Alexander Lacazatte (Arsenal)Scored twice as Arsenal drew 2-2 with Southampton.Comments
A house flipper turned developer in Charlotte, North Carolina, thinks that his plan for a subdivision of tiny houses will be a boon for first-time home buyers and people hoping to downsize. However, some of his neighbors are more concerned about the potential impact on their own property values.Kevin Young’s Keyo Park West would include 50 houses, some as small as 500 square feet, when fully built out. The houses would sell for as little as $89,000, less than half the median home price in Charlotte. But nearby homeowners have asked the Charlotte City Council to block further development, according to an article in The State.“Tiny houses” are typically built on trailers, but Young’s houses would be built on concrete foundations, and in all respects other than size would be just like any single-family home. The city, in fact, agrees with him. Ed McKinney, the city’s interim planning director, said there’s no minimum size for single-family homes in Charlotte and that the tiny home label is a marketing ploy only.“To be clear, they are only tiny houses in the marketing name only,” McKinney said. “Many of the tiny houses that people are familiar with (from TV) are on wheels. And the only place you can do that now is in an RV park, and you have to have a site zoned for that.” Tiny Houses Join the Building CodeBuilders Aren’t Jumping on the Tiny House BandwagonWhy Tiny Houses Make Sense From Fine Homebuilding: The Big Deal About Tiny HousesTiny Houses to the Rescue Young, however, calls Keyo Park West “Charlotte’s first tiny house community,” and says that houses will range in size from 493 to 1,000 square feet. He has yet to submit a formal plan for the development and so far has constructed only a single 500-square-foot house. But that hasn’t done much to reassure neighbors.One of them is Robert Wilson, who lives about a half-mile away from Young’s planned development.“You specifically designate areas for mobile homes, and this is no different,” Wilson said. “We want this stopped. We aren’t against (zoning that allows three homes per acre). We are just talking about these types. It will greatly diminish our property values.”Young thinks some of the opposition is racial (he is African-American while nearby residents are mainly white), and that neighbors are probably afraid that the small homes will be bought by black residents.“We have the most coolest, most eclectic group of people on earth,” Young said of those who have asked about the development. Ages range from 22 to 72 and include a number of people who simply want to downsize.In addition to the single house that has been built so far, two other lots on the 19-acre parcel are under contract, Young told the newspaper.The backdrop for Young’s planned development is a city-wide effort to build more affordable housing. Media attention has helped make tiny houses an attractive option for some potential buyers, says Kim Skobba, an assistant professor at the University of Georgia who has taught a class on tiny houses.“However, having an interest in tiny houses might not translate to community acceptance,” she said. “Opposition to affordable housing, regardless of the form, is common, so I guess I am not too surprised to see pushback on tiny homes.” RELATED ARTICLES
A powerful new feature in the next version of Premiere Pro will aid in synchronizing footage for multi-cam productions. Sync up footage based on AUDIO. In this post we’ll show you how!The next version of Premiere Pro (dubbed “CS Next”) offers up a new way for working with multi camera footage. This ability to auto sync footage based on clip audio will speed up your post production workflow! The first step in working with the new audio sync feature in Premiere Pro is to create a new bin and import all the footage you wish to sync into that bin.Footage to Sync in a New BinNext, right-click on the bin and look for the option ‘Create Multi-Camera Source Sequence…’ option.Right-Click on Bin – Menu OptionsThis will give you the following options box:Create Multi-Camera Source Sequence Options BoxNote all the options to sync your footage multi-cam footage in Premiere Pro (including, In and Out Points and Timecode). The most exciting thing though is you now also have the option to sync the audio of your clips. As an example, if you have lots of different clips say camera phones from a gig and each one is from a different part of the gig you can add them to the bin and still get them to sync perfectly as long as they have audio! Think of the creative possibilities of this function! You can get crowd footage as well as professional footage and create multi-camera perfectly synced sequences.In my Premiere Pro bin I have footage from 2 sources, however, one of them was recorded on a hard drive recording device that uses a FAT32 based file format. Because of the structure of FAT 32, it breaks up the footage into 4 gig clips. So in effect I now have 6 shots or 6 cameras that need to be synchronized!In the dialogue box you will also see that I have the ‘Move source clips to Processed Clips bin’ checked. What this will do is move all clips that have been processed to a new bin created inside your present bin. This shows you instantly is if any clips have not been synchronized for any reason, which you would then either need to sync with another method or sync manually.When you click ‘OK’ you will get the following dialogue box showing the processing progress.Processing – Won’t Take Too LongThis project with 6 cameras and a 20 min talk only took a couple of minutes to process. Once processing has taken place your project panel will look like this:Project Panel After Audio SyncIf you need to ‘tidy up’ your multi-cam sequence you will have to open it with a right-click option (as double clicking it will only open it up in the source monitor).Right-Click Options on Multi-Cam SequenceMulti-Cam Sequence Opened Up in TimelineNotice that the clips for the hard drive recorder are perfectly lined up showing a perfect sync. Also, each 4 gigabyte section has been treated as a separate camera. For my purposes I will need to move all the 4G clips onto one video track as they are all part of the same talk.Clips Moved to a Single Video TrackNow I am ready to move ahead with my multi-cam edit.First, right click on the Multi-Camera sequence in your project panel and choose ‘New Sequence From Clip’.This will create the sequence that you will actually do your multi-cam edit with. Now you need to look for the little spanner icon at the bottom of the ‘Program Monitor’, click on that and choose ‘Multi-Camera’ which is about a third of the way down the list.Spanner Menu in Program MonitorThis opens the Multi-Camera window inside of the Program monitor (a change to the workflow for CS6).Multi-Camera Window in Program MonitorYou may notice that the clips are not well matched because of a white balance issue – this was addressed with RE:Visions’ RE:Match plug-in in a previous blog post.When multicam editing in Premiere Pro, you can switch between cameras by either clicking on the camera you want to use in the left hand side of the program monitor or use the keyboard shortcuts (which are 1 – 9 in the normal part of your keyboard, not the num pad). Once you hit the play button or push the space bar or ‘L’ to play your timeline any change you make to the active camera will be recorded and you will be making your multi-camera edit.Multi-Cam Edits in the TimelineThis new multicam feature in Premiere Pro will quickly synchronize a footage bin and (especially to synchronize by audio) and is a timesaving addition to Premiere Pro. Now that you know how to use this feature and the small changes to the multi camera workflow, you should be up and running as soon as the new version is available to the public!