Latest: Aston Villa 0 Chelsea 0 – Pedro threatens for patient Blues

first_imgPedro had the best chance of a fairly subdued first 20 minutes at Villa Park.The Spaniard collected a headed clearance from a corner 20 yards out and shifted the ball first on to his left and then on to his right before curling an effort inches past the angle of post and bar.Chelsea were content to be patient in possession against a Villa side seemingly destined for relegation, though Blues keeper Thibaut Courtois was called upon twice.He first fielded a Micah Richards header at the second attempt and later pushed away a low drive from Rudy Gestede.At the other end, Pedro had the ball in the net but was a yard offside.With John Terry and Gary Cahill both out, Chelsea gave a debut to January signing Matt Miazga as part of a reshuffled back four.Ruben Loftus-Cheek was also given a start, with Chelsea showing four changes from the side that drew with West Ham.Aston Villa: Guzan; Hutton, Richards, Lescott, Cissokho; Sanchez, Westwood, Gueye; Gil, Gestede, Ayew..Subs: Bunn, Okore, Bacuna, Lyden, Veretout, Grealish, Sinclair.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Miazga, Baba; Mikel, Fabregas; Pedro, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy; Remy. Subs: Begovic, Clarke-Salter, Matic, Oscar, Traore, Pato, Falcao.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

What’s a LUT? Explained with Cats.

first_imgDon’t be a scaredy-cat! This quick video can help you quickly understand LUTs.In the filmmaking world, the term LUT (or look up table) is often misunderstood or, even worse, ignored. If you’re new to filmmaking, LUTs can be quite confusing, especially if you’re not familiar with color grading or correcting. LUTs essentially tell your computer how to process and output certain color information. But instead of me explaining it, the good people at Ground Control have created this short and informative video about how it works… with cats.This video was first shared by GroundControlColor on their Vimeo page. Thanks for sharing guys. If you want to learn more about LUTs check out a few of the following resources:Blockbuster LUTs for Video Editors and ColoristsUnderstanding LUTS in Color GradingColor Grading Tutorial: LUTs in DaVinci ResolveDo you use LUTs in your post-production workflow? Let us hear about it in the comments below.last_img read more

10 months agoBarnes: Current Liverpool best in 35 years

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Barnes: Current Liverpool best in 35 yearsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend John Barnes is excited by the team being put together by Jurgen Klopp.The Reds are six points clear at the top of the table after 19 rounds of fixtures and have yet to taste defeat in a League match this season.Barnes told “The team is more balanced than the point where we had Suarez, Coutinho, Sturridge and Sterling. They were very good attack-wise, but in terms of the balance between attack and defence, they probably didn’t work as hard or didn’t defend as comprehensively.”This is the best-balanced team that is capable of winning the Premier League.'”Even when we nearly won the Premier League in the season where Gerrard slipped, I think this is a better-balanced team and this team is more capable of winning because they also grind results out when they’re not playing well.”This is probably the most balanced Liverpool team I’ve seen in the last 20 to 35 years.” last_img read more

10 months agoBayern Munich veteran Robben: Van Dijk should be proud of his development

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bayern Munich veteran Robben: Van Dijk should be proud of his developmentby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich veteran Arjen Robben says Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk deserves great praise for his career progress.Van Dijk kicked off his career at FC Groningen and is now regarded among the world’s best centre-halves.Robben says his countryman should be proud for what he’s achieved.”He has made great strides lately, just look where he came from, and I think we should compliment him on his development,” said Robben.”Facing Van Dijk and Liverpool (in the Champions League) could not be more difficult.” last_img

24 days agoSolskjaer convinced Man Utd on the right path: Not as bad as you think!

first_imgSolskjaer convinced Man Utd on the right path: Not as bad as you think!by Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer remains convinced Manchester United are on the right path. Solskjaer thinks his side have performed well despite not getting positive results. The Red Devils are in tenth with nine points from seven games following the 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Monday.And Solskjaer says his side have been unlucky not to get more points from their performances.”There are many things we look at that gives me loads of confidence,” he said. “You can talk about performance, but results matter. “You can talk about results – I can talk about six out of seven good performances that weren’t as bad you thought.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 days agoBournemouth set for Aston Villa payment after Mings debut

first_imgBournemouth set for Aston Villa payment after Mings debutby Freddie Taylor9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth are set to earn a windfall from Aston Villa as part of the Tyrone Mings transfer.When the player left to join Villa, there was a clause that included a payment after his first international appearance.Mings made his debut for England in the 6-0 win in Bulgaria this week.And the Telegraph says that it means Bournemouth will get an extra £250,000 from their Premier League rivals.The payments will continue if Mings plays three more games for England, as the clause stipulated £250,000 for each of his first four international appearances.Mings struggled for game time at Bournemouth, but has turned around his career since joining Villa. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

3 days agoLiverpool youngster Hoever aiming for big U17 World Cup

first_imgLiverpool youngster Hoever aiming for big U17 World Cupby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool youngster Ki-Jana Hoever is preparing for a big FIFA U17 World Cup.The talented defender will miss several weeks of action for the Reds as he seeks glory with the Netherlands in Brazil.”I’m really looking forward to it,” Hoever told”It’s a big experience to go all the way to Brazil and play games over there in decent stadiums. I hope a lot of people will come to watch and we’ll have a crowd.”It’s a big thing in Holland, a lot of people watch it. It’s on one of the biggest television [networks] in Holland, it’s watched and it’s quite big.”Of course, if you win it or make it far, there’s a lot of attention.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Trump threatens NBC but experts see no real risk to licenses

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – President Donald Trump is threatening NBC’s broadcast licenses because he’s not happy with how its news division has covered him. But experts say his threats aren’t likely to lead to any action.The network itself doesn’t need a license to operate, but individual stations do. NBC owns several stations in major cities. Stations owned by other companies such as Tribune and Cox carry NBC’s news shows and other programs elsewhere. Licenses come from the Federal Communications Commission, an independent government agency whose chairman is a Trump appointee.Trump tweeted Wednesday, “With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!”He returned to the topic Wednesday night, tweeting: “Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!”NBC spokeswoman Hilary Smith had no comment. The FCC did not respond to messages seeking comment.These days, license renewals are fairly routine. A station could be deemed unfit and have its license stripped if it were telling lies and spreading fake news, as Trump claims. But Harold Feld of the consumer group Public Knowledge says that’s tough to prove.“The reality is it is just about impossible to make that showing,” he said. “All this stuff is opinion.”Feld said he can recall just two instances in the past 20 years when there has been a renewal challenge. One involved an owner of radio stations who was convicted of child molestation, and the other when someone died as part of a radio station’s contest. Both lost their licenses.Although yanking a license is rare, just the threat could put pressure on NBC’s news coverage.“The words ‘license renewal’ are ones which have had a chilling effect in the past on broadcasters,” said lawyer Floyd Abrams, an expert on the First Amendment, citing Richard Nixon’s attempts to sway news coverage as president. “The threat, however unlikely, is one that broadcasters will have to take seriously.”The National Association of Broadcasters, a trade group, said it was contrary to First Amendment principles “for any government official to threaten the revocation of an FCC license simply because of a disagreement with the reporting of a journalist.”Following his tweet, Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, “It’s frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write and people should look into it.”Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, a Republican who has been occasionally critical of Trump, took him to task in a statement released Wednesday night. “Words spoken by the President of the United States matter,” Sasse said. “Are you tonight recanting of the oath you took on January 20th to preserve, protect, and defend the First Amendment?”The president has long railed against mainstream media organizations, deriding them as “fake news.” He has also said he wanted to “open up” libel laws so he can more easily go after press outlets for stories he feels are inaccurate. That would require a constitutional amendment or reversal of Supreme Court precedent on the First Amendment.FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is a Trump appointee, but experts say he can’t pull a license just because he feels like it. Renewals come up every eight years, and challenges are heard by an administrative law judge.The judge’s decision can be overruled by political appointees at the FCC, however. And the agency could start a special proceeding to revoke a license, said Erwin Krasnow, former general counsel of NAB.Even so, Krasnow said a challenge is unlikely because of the First Amendment and because the Communications Act governing the FCC doesn’t allow for censorship.Pai’s past statements also suggest he wouldn’t use the agency’s powers to regulate news coverage. In a September speech, he noted that, while people want the FCC to take action against cable news channels like Fox News, MSNBC or CNN because they disagree with the coverage, “these demands are fundamentally at odds with our legal and cultural traditions.”Feld, who is a frequent critic of Pai, said the chairman is a fan of deregulation and “the last person in the world who would want to revive the license challenge process.”“NBC can sleep easy knowing Ajit Pai is chair,” Feld added.Both Democratic FCC commissioners touted freedom of the press in opposition to Trump’s tweet.“Revoking a #broadcast license on such grounds will only happen if we fail to abide by the First Amendment,” tweeted Mignon Clyburn. “Freedom of the press is a cornerstone of our democracy. Hope my @FCC colleagues can all be on the same page with respect to 1st Amendment,” wrote Jessica Rosenworcel.last_img read more

Boeing tops Europes Airbus in airliner deliveries

first_imgBoeing is keeping its title as the world’s leading maker of airliners, a nose ahead of Airbus.Europe-based Airbus, which assembles some planes in the U.S., said Wednesday it delivered 800 commercial aircraft in 2018.That’s six less than Boeing’s record year, announced earlier this week. The Chicago company has major manufacturing sites in Washington state and South Carolina.Both companies are riding strong demand from airlines reporting strong travel demand.Boeing says it received a net of 893 new orders last year, and Airbus got 747 orders.A Cowen analyst says Boeing deliveries were “a tad light” but deliveries of its new 737 MAX — the plane involved in a deadly October crash in Indonesia — beat expectations.The Associated Presslast_img

ICBC and RCMP remind drivers to travel with care this long weekend

first_imgICBC says if you’re caught speeding, you can end up paying in a number of ways – from increased insurance premiums to fines and impoundment.The penalties also apply to drivers that choose to drive impaired or distracted.More driver safety tips can be found on ICBC’s website. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – ICBC and the RCMP are reminding drivers across British Columbia to travel with care this holiday weekend.While you may be tempted to speed to get to your destination sooner, ICBC says it is not worth the risk as speeding increases your chances of crashing.According to ICBC, speeding is the top contributing factor in fatal crashes in B.C. with an average of four people killed and 630 people injured in 2,300 collisions across the province over the B.C. Day long weekend.last_img