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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Alab Pilipinas to get veteran boost from import Reggie Okosa View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines just found another cause for celebration when swingman Rob Ricafort secured one more judicial victory regarding his eligibility in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.Fighting Maroons head coach Bo Perasol said Ricafort got a preliminary injunction, extending the restraining order against his ineligibility and allowing him to play for UP for the coming games.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img LATEST STORIES Ricafort earlier secured a TRO from Judge Marlo Magdoza-Malagar of Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 19, which had a 20-day lifespan, back in September 22.Since then, UP has gone 2-4, with Ricafort playing in the Fighting Maroons’ 98-87 victory over defending champion De La Salle in the first round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Rob was there when the decision was read and he was obviously happy,” said Perasol in a text message. “We’re happy of course for Rob and as a team, we’d been hoping that everything works out fine with his decision to seek relief from the courts.”The court decision allows Ricafort to participate in all of UP’s activities in the UAAP for an indefinite time until the court hears the case anew. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

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first_imgCarpio 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Aldridge’s double-double fuels Spurs past Warriors Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “I was expecting a close game a game but it never was,” said Adamson coach Ama Santiago in Filipino. “We just clicked.”Santiago had every reason to anticipate a back-and-forth duel for the crown after UST took Game 1, 4-3,  and Adamson needed a strong sixth inning in Game 2 on Friday to even the series.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 folkBut the Lady Falcons were just on another level and their championship experience showed when it mattered most.Basa, who retired five batters and Severino, who delivered RBIs in the third and fifth innings and hit a perfect 4-of-4, were named co-Finals MVPs. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View comments Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Adamson Lady Falcons. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOAdamson proved too much for University of Santo Tomas as it cruised to a 6-0 shutout to retain the softball title in UAAP Season 80 Tuesday at Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.The Lady Falcons, whose dynasty stood tall for the eighth straight year, banked on Lyca Basa and Edna Severino to dump the Tigresses in the finals decider.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Adamson replicated its feat in the 2008-09 season when it won both the softball and baseball championships.  “At first, coach Binarao and I never talked about the double championship, but when we saw that possibility, we asked each other about who is going to win the title first,” said Santiago, referring to Adamson’s baseball head coach Orlando Binarao.“When he won it first, I told him that we will try our best to follow suit and that they’re going to be our source of inspiration to win the championship game.”Adamson, which bagged its 17th softball title overall, also reaped the individual awards with Jeanette Rusia taking home the season MVP. She also ended the year with the most homeruns and most RBIs.Her teammate Nicole Padasas was named Best Hitter while Severino had the most stolen bases.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Meanwhile, Ann Antolihao, who just played her final UAAP game for UST, was recognized as Best Pitcher.Rounding out the awardees were University of the East’s Aimee Salvador went home with the Best Slugger award. Ateneo’s Ingrid Laurel is this season’s Rookie of the Year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

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first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ They still can seize control of the series by winning the next two in Indianapolis.To avoid such a plight, the Cavs could give their star player some help — or they will need more command performances from The King.But finding a stronger supporting cast Friday night in Game 3 could be potentially problematic with Kevin Love trying to play through an injured left thumb. Love, who is right-handed, said X-rays of the hand were negative even though he sat out the final 3 1/2 minutes of Game 2 as the Pacers continued to close the deficit.“He’s great, yes sir,” coach Tyronn Lue said Wednesday. “Ready to go.”The Cavs did not have media availability Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Ginebra replaces Shane Edwards Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Indiana Pacers’ Victor Oladipo (4) drives against Cleveland Cavaliers’ JR Smith (5) during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers look loose and sound confident.They were laughing, smiling and joking around at practice Thursday as turned to a new task — protecting their home court this weekend against LeBron James.ADVERTISEMENT Indiana, meanwhile, spent most of the day working on corrections.“I’ve already watched it,” Oladipo said, cutting off a question about whether he’d been studying film. “But I’ll probably watch it again.”While coach Nate McMillan didn’t provide specific details about what adjustments he might make, the Pacers figure the simplest solution to containing James and regaining control of the series will be focusing on themselves.“I think offensively, we didn’t have the proper spacing and we were letting them push us off our spots, like we did to them in Game 1. And Victor got into foul trouble,” Collison said. “There were a lot of encouraging signs from that game because we didn’t play our best basketball.”___Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sure, his sensational 46-point, 12-rebound effort in Game 2 exposed flaws in Indiana’s defense and allowed Cleveland to even the series, but it sure didn’t shake the faith of the fearless Pacers.“It’s a good sign when you lose by three and the best player in the world has a game like that,” Indiana point guard Darren Collison said.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 crownThe Pacers shouldn’t be rattled.They are 4-2 against the three-time defending Eastern Conference champs this season, fought back from an early 18-point deficit Wednesday with Victor Oladipo in foul trouble and still had a chance to tie the score on Oladipo’s wide-open 3-pointer with 27 seconds left. MOST READ View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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first_imgAuthorities at the University of Liberia (UL) have announced a move to prohibit first degree holders and undergraduate Teachers’ Assistants (TAs) from teaching at the University.UL vice president for Fiscal Affairs, Dr. Momolu Getaweh, said the capacity of the lecturers or teachers in the school is a contributing factor to the poor quality of education at the nation’s highest institution of learning.Appearing yesterday before the joint Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Legislature in response to an audit report conducted by the General Auditing Commission (GAC), Dr. Getaweh admitted that the UL is not adhering to the recruitment policy stipulated in the university’s handbook. In its report, GAC maintained that the UL administration has failed to institute policies to promote better learning conditions, and as such, “the school is engaged in the recruitment of inexperienced and unqualified instructors who lacked the requisite credentials to teach courses at the UL.”According to Acting Auditor General, Winsley Nanka, there are 114 first degree holders teaching courses above freshman level at the country’s flagship institution. “The lack of qualified staff has constrained the UL to hire unqualified instructors to teach courses. There were also instances where some appointments were made without the approval of the UL President and the Board of Trustees,” Nanka quoted the UL as saying.In the GAC report, 84 out of 566 instructional staff appointments were made without the approval of the president and the Board of Trustees.“Additionally, there is no strategy put in place by the Administration to encourage staff retention. As a result, 62 percent of the University’s instructional staff are hired on a part-time basis, and are also recruited on a non- competitive basis. “Furthermore, the University has not put in place a mechanism to monitor and evaluate its instructional staff and also lacks an effective Management Information System for gathering and safe guarding records.“Because of their impact on the quality of education at UL, I advise that their resolution be considered urgently,” GAC admonished.The GAC then encouraged UL to emulate strategy plans of other universities across Africa and the world that encourage staff retention by putting in place contemporary human resource management practices that enable the authority to attract, develop, motivate and retain a high caliber of instructional staff. In order to ensure that post retirement contract employees are maintained on payroll for two years, provisions for accommodation, health and educational facilities should also be made for instructional staff and their children as incentives, for their retention must be prioritized, advised GAC. Dr. Getaweh acknowledged the discrepancies in the running of the institution, but called for collective support in addressing the growing problems.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgHOLDERS DONEGAL are out of this year’s Dr McKenna Cup after being beaten by a more experienced Fermanagh side at Ballybofey tonight.The Ernemen ran out 0-12 to 0-7 winners at the end, maintaining the five point advantage they had at half time, when they led 0-9 to 0-4.Donegal boss Jim McGuinness was forced to play an inexperienced side and there were seven debutants in the side. Elsewhere Tyrone had a four point victory over UUJ, while Derry beat Antrim by 2-14 to 0-14 at Celtic Park.DONEGAL OUT OF DR McKENNA CUP AFTER DEFEAT TO FERMANAGH was last modified: January 30th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgStarted at centre-half forward todayDONEGAL’S Senior Ladies put in a stunning display against the country’s top team in their league match today – and just came up short.In the lunchtime clash at Robert Emmett’s Donegal pushed Cork all the way, losing in the end by 3-13 to 2-10.But the six point margin in the end was a tad generous to the visitors, the queens of ladies football in recent years and the eight-times All-Ireland and current champions. Cork’s extra goal had kept them in it at the break as the sides went in tied Donegal 1-07, Cork 2-04.It was a superb display by the Donegal Ladies, one which new manager Margaret Foy can take great hope from. DONEGAL LADIES IN STUNNING DISPLAY AGAINST ALL-IRELAND CHAMPS CORK was last modified: February 9th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CorkdonegalFootballGAAlast_img read more

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first_imgEveryone expected a tight tussle, a war of attrition and a real test of Donegal’s championship credentials but in the end it was nothing of the sort.Rory GallagherArmagh were woeful from the off, this largely due to the naivety they showed and the false impression they have of themselves as a team ready to join those at the top table.Perhaps it was because they have won so often this year, having plied their trade in Division 3 of the league, that Armagh had become used to taking the initiative in matches, that they felt the onus was on them to take the game to their visitors and go at them from the whistle – whatever the reason for the gung ho approach it cost them the match. The home side immediately pushed up on the Donegal defence and almost all of their players were in the Donegal half of the field. This left Patrick McBrearty one-on-one in the full forward line and the Kilcar man made hay as the summer sun shone brightly on the Athletic Grounds.Rory Gallagher had anticipated the approach adopted by his counterpart Kieran McGeeney and instructed his troops to hit McBrearty early and often. Michael Murphy played deep and produced a passing exhibition with some wonderful deliveries, mixing it up between high boomers and low chasers into the chest.The damage was done after only a few minutes and with 1-3 coughed up Armagh brought a sweeper back to play in front of McBrearty but it was too late by then.It defied believe that Armagh and McGeeney could be so immature in their tactics. There is nothing wrong with a coach admitting that his team are playing against a better side and setting up his team up accordingly.It illustrated a sort of bravado nature in the home team’s psyche but the days of Donegal wincing before an Armagh challenge are long gone.This Donegal team is the best counter attacking side the game has ever seen – pushing up and leaving on ocean of space behind midfield was playing into their hands.Despite Rory predicting the hosts’ thinking even he must have been a bit surprised at how easy it all was as it unfolded before his eyes.The primary reason for optimism amongst the Orchard faithful and many pundits this week was the closeness of the skirmish in last year’s All Ireland quarter final. Yet put into context, the game was just about getting over the line for Donegal before they faced the challenge their entire year had been geared towards, that never to be forgotten joust with the Dubs.Armagh are a decent team who can be competitive against the big boys but that’s as far as it goes for the time being.Donegal of course had to take advantage of the situation they found themselves in and they did to the highest standard in the first half.The power each player possesses on the ball, the ability to burst through tackles whilst protecting the ball and coming out with it the other side is exceptional. Armagh met Donegal high up the field as they had so many players pushed up, so once that high screen was broken there was a vast prairie of space to exploit.Also the angles and lines of support running from team mates are wonderful and so hard to defend against.It is instilled into the players by now, its instinctive – the man in possession knows where the support runner will be coming from and when he’ll make the run.They make it look so fluid and that is down to the work meticulously carried out on the training field.Even in the age of packed defences, this style of support play gets rewarded with space and opportunities to create scores.If one defender is beaten then the entire defence is at risk because someone has to leave their position to cover the space just created; Donegal are masters at breaking that first tackle and breaking the gain-line.It is a hugely important facet of play in rugby and with so many bodies in and around the ball nowadays in gaelic football, it is a vital weapon in any team’s arsenal.Teams can get frustrated when faced against a mass of bodies but those that display a bit of innovation and above all else patience can break it down.Donegal on the other hand are patient, try to work openings, make runs to create space for others and then go long if the defence has been dragged apart and there is sufficient space.Other times they drag the backline from one side of the field to the other and work a scoring chance from out wide – typified by the magnificent Odhran MacNiallais point in the opening period.It is a great source of encouragement that the younger players on the team are stepping up and making big contributions. Along with MacNiallais, Martin O’Reilly capped a fine day with the killer second goal, showing great composure and intelligence to round the goalkeeper before firing to the net.Ryan McHugh had a terrific game after being quieter than usual in Ballybofey four weeks ago.Armagh simply had no answer to his running ability and his trick of slowing down as he carries the ball towards a defender before instantly accelerating away once they try to make a tackle is becoming a feature of his game.Similar to Sean Cavanagh’s famous left to right jink, everyone knows the trick is coming but stopping it is a different story – they nearly always take the bait and are made to look very ordinary.Somewhat inevitably Donegal’s tempo decreased in the second half allowing Armagh to become a bit more of a threat on our goal.The Orchard men were in a real catch-22 situation after Donegal’s blitz start – they were well behind on the scoreboard and therefore needed to attack but also had to play more defensively as the half went on in an effort to stop Donegal.They did manage a couple of decent goal chances with Paul Durcan producing one brilliant stop to keep his clean sheet intact.Once Donegal lost their target man McBrearty to a hamstring twinge, they played without any focal point in their attack with only O’Reilly occasionally up front.It mattered little by that stage and a nine point winning margin at the end only told half the story of Donegal’s dominance.Rory will be delighted with having an easier than expected day in the sun especially with a short turnaround of thirteen days until the semi-final.His cult following continues to grow too – even in the sweltering June heat there were a few of his famed bobble hats, made famous during the much cooler league, on show in the stand.His managerial reign has got off to a great start and enormous credit must go to Donegal’s favourite Fermanagh man.The boys will resume training tomorrow night and all focus will switch to Derry.One thing will be certain – the Oakleaf County will not be as nascent in their thinking in Clones on June 27th.They understand the template of how to beat Donegal and will have taken note of Armagh’s abysmal attempt at creating their own.It is unlikely that Derry will have the wherewithal to create a shock and indeed they won’t have many backers but certainly they will give Rory’s men the battle that they were expecting to be involved in yesterday.RUTHLESS RORY EXPOSES GULLIBLE GEEZER – CATHAL Mac SUIBHNE’S GAA DIARY was last modified: June 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cathal Mac SuibhneGAA diaryHome-page Sportnewslast_img read more

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first_imgGeorge Navarro led all scorers with 38 points, but he needed 39 as his second of two free-throw attempts with one second remaining rattled and rolled off the rim, ending a non-conference road game against the Eureka Loggers in heartbreak for the Hoopa Warriors who’s comeback attempt fell just short in an 82-81 loss Monday night at Jay Willard Gymnasium.The Warriors, who fell behind 23-7 in the first quarter of Monday’s loss and entered halftime down 51-39, would not have been in position to …last_img

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first_imgMelissa Javan10 August 2016What hair products do you use for the characters Charmaine Meintjies and Paula van der Lecq? This is one of the questions asked by fans of one of South Africa’s favourite soapies, 7de Laan.Watch an episode of 7de Laan:The characters’ lookIzelle Bodenstein, Nicola Roodt and Theola Booyens are in the hair and makeup department of the soapie. They make sure the actors look their part for every scene.Anything related to skin, whether it’s covering a tattoo or creating a bruise from a fall, these three women are trained to do it. They also take care of the actors’ hair, which includes weekly or monthly cuts, wig placements and extensions.Before the makeup artists start their work, Roodt says they get a sketch about each character’s background. “The creative director and the head of department decide what they want. We then discuss with them what would work for that character and the actor.”Every person is different. You have to look at what suits that person’s hair or whatever.”Roodt says they have certain scenes written on a board for each episode. “For instance, if there is a kissing scene coming up, you can’t give the female actor red lips. You don’t want the residue of the red lipstick to be on the man. So you give the female actor a natural lipstick colour.”She also says each actor gets their own bag to take on set, containing their makeup. A standby make-up assistant does touch-ups during filming. “Hygiene is important, so no-one shares products. Each actor gets their own – whether it is an eye pencil or anything going on the eyes and lips.” Drawings of each character’s face are posted on the wall of the makeup department. (Image: Melissa Javan)Bodenstein worked in a hair salon before she started at 7de Laan in 2006. She prefers the pressure of working in the film industry, she adds.Fans often call the show for tips on how to look like a certain character. Popular characters’ hairstyles include Paula van der Lecq, Emma le Roux, Kim Conradie and Charmaine Meintjies. “I am off on weekends, so I have done some of the fans’ hair according to certain characters. Sometimes people want to know what makeup we use on a certain actor’s face.” Everything in its place and organised – each character has their own bin for makeup. (Image: Melissa Javan)The clothesMpho Mhaladi works in the wardrobe department. “People think I just pick clothes. I don’t. There is much more to it. [Picking the clothes] depends on where the storyline is going, the emotion of a scene, how it is going to look on a body type, who the character is, and what their status is – I have to consider all of that!”Mhaladi says the clothes of a character influence the style of hair and makeup.Actor Ingrid Paulus walks in; she likes a certain dress. But it does not compliment Paulus’s body type. “We are going to rework that dress. We rework whatever does not work on the body and make it fit.” Mpho Mhaladi, wardrobe assistant, with 7de Laan actor Ingrid Paulus, who plays the character Vanessa Meintjies. (Image: Melissa Javan)Mhaladi says her department also makes sure that colours don’t block on a set. “For instance, a person standing in front of certain colour background can’t wear the same colour as the background.”Not everyone can be in a plain shirt. We have to put in a print here and there.”Actors in the same scene also need to wear different colours. In one scene, for example, when the character Marko Greyling (Francois Lensley) introduces an artist at his restaurant, he is wearing a light blue shirt. Mhaladi has to get the artist to change into a dark blue shirt.The beginningRosa-mari Erasmus, publicist for 7de Laan, says the first episode was broadcasted on 4 April 2000. “Our existence is 16 years. In March 2017, we will celebrate our 4 000th episode.”When 7de Laan started, it was only broadcasted on Tuesdays. After that we then had an episode on a Tuesday and a Thursday. The viewers asked that we should do more episodes per week. We are now broadcasting daily from Monday to Friday.” The soapie 7de Laan has a total of 120 crew members, although not all of them work on each episode. One episode is recorded per day on average during Monday and Friday. (Image: Melissa Javan)Danie Odendaal is the creator and producer, having got the idea for the story when he was living in Melville, Johannesburg years ago. He used to drink coffee regularly at his favourite coffee shop and watch people. He made up fictitious characters based on what he saw.Oppiekoffie, the coffee shop, was originally called Die Koffiekan (the coffee jar), which was also the working title of the series. Another suggestion was Hoe Meer Dae (Afrikaans for “days of our lives”). 7de Laan was eventually chosen because it portrayed a place where people lived and worked.Erasmus says there are 120 people in the crew, excluding the actors. “The crew members, for example, include the accountant, the camera men and those in the wardrobe department. The crew is anyone who is not an actor.” While shooting a scene, there are standby staff on set. For instance, the standby of the makeup department makes sure the actors’ hair stays in place when the cameras are not rolling. (Image: Melissa Javan)The making of an episodeOn 4 August, journalist Melissa Javan visited the set, the day the crew and actors were busy filming their 3 900th episode. It will air on 20 October.Erasmus says this episode is part of series 17; a series runs for a year. A total of 260 episodes are recorded each year.Erasmus explains how an episode is created:Every Monday, the head storyliner and her team brainstorm the characters on whom they want to focus for a week’s episodes. From Monday to Friday, these episodes are recorded. Sometimes, six episodes are recorded during that work week.The ideas are pitched to the SABC’s commissioning editor, who will decide if the stories are in line with the broadcasting standards.The storyliner grids the scenes they want.This grid is sent to the storytellers. They then work on the script, which includes dialogue for the scenes.There is a heads of department meeting on the Thursday to discuss the episodes, where they talk about issues such as the hair and makeup.Actors get the grid – not the script yet – about a month ahead of time. They try to get into character and prepare themselves emotionally. Later they get the script to practise their words.Some of the things that take place on the day an episode is filmed:On the day of the episode, call sheets are done. Certain scenes of that episode are recorded first. For instance, scenes in the deli-set will be recorded and finished, after which the crew and actors go to another set.The actors do a rehearsal scene first and practise their lines on the set.There are four directors, but only one of them works on an episode. The director of the episode gives the actors and the extras details about where they should stand when they are saying their lines, among other instructions.Scenes are then recorded from different angles. The box producer gives notes through the floor manager’s earphones about what changes he or she wants the actors or crew to make on the scene.Some of the things that take place after an episode is filmed:In post-production, scenes are put together for an episode.Every Monday people such as the art director, one of the producers and the SABC’s commissioning editor discuss the scenes in the episode. For instance, they will decide what scenes should be redone.Music and sound effects are added.Sub-titles are added.Finally, the episodes are sent to the SABC to be broadcast.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

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Every day, marketers convince hundreds of people to spend money on useless “energy saving” gadgets. Since these marketers show no signs of going away, it’s time to highlight their products with a ten-worst list.The order of the products described in the following list is random. I had to remove an eleventh item from this list: “insulating” paints, a product category that I debunked in a recent blog. If you know of a deserving product that should have been included in this list, feel free to post nominations for the list’s second edition.In 2006, this “low-e” housewrap suffered from a disastrous launch by bumbling DuPont marketers who bragged that the “insulating” properties of the housewrap were due in part to its low emissivity. Reviewing the product for Energy Design Update, I asked ThermaWrap representatives to specify the emissivity of the membrane, only to be told that “due to company policy,” DuPont was “not at liberty to reveal the actual emissivity number for Tyvek ThermaWrap.”Later, when my journalistic investigations revealed that DuPont had failed to produce a ThermaWrap fact sheet as required by the Federal R-Value Rule, DuPont reluctantly admitted that ThermaWrap has an emissivity of 0.2 — exactly the same value that EDU predicted in its September 2006 review. The emissivity of ThermaWrap is too high to qualify as either a radiant barrier or a reflective insulation.DuPont no longer repeats its earlier claim that “Tyvek ThermaWrap changes the dynamics of heat flow across the entire wall system and dramatically helps improve the insulating value of the wall system.” In fact, if ThermaWrap is installed facing an air space, it will change the R-value of the air space from R-1 to R-2 — a change that few would characterize as “dramatic.” In response to my reporting, ThermaWrap’s product manager eventually… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in read more

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