Didal’s next stop: Tokyo

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal 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 “Because the awareness raised by people like you, Cebu City will be building a skate park in the SRP (South Reclamation Project). My sister is personally donating 5M to your cause. As the expert, your input is of course welcome on the park’s design,” Osmeña wrote.Didal not only made Asiad history as one of its first skaters to ever win gold, she also stands to receive a P6-million bonanza for her efforts, which she said will be used to take her family out of poverty.“I think we will start a family business,” Didal continued in Filipino. “We need to do that because I won’t be able to skate for the rest of my life.”Didal’s handlers are lining up tough international events for her to take part in and earn those needed points for the Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT As Gin Kings open title defense, teams begin hunt for their Govs’ Cup crown ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gold medallist Margielyn Didal of the Philippines gestures during the victory ceremony for the women’s skateboard street event during the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang on August 29, 2018. AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANJAKARTA—There is a skate park being built in Cebu City, a product of an open letter from a netizen who wrote the local government to support skateboarder Margielyn Didal, who had won in a tournament in London.Didal will have an urgent use to practice on the park now.ADVERTISEMENT A day removed from her newfound fame and riches, Didal continues to dream, and she’s going to take the country along for the ride and quench for the Filipinos a thirst that has been there for ages.“I want to earn qualifying points to go to the Olympics [in Toyko in 2020],” Didal, the fourth Philippine gold medalist in the 18th Asian Games, said on Friday after planing back to the Athletes Village from Palembang province to delay what was supposed to be a trip back home on Thursday so she can be the country’s flag-bearer in the closing ceremonies.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Skateboard will also make its Summer Games debut in Japan two years from now, and with the 19-year-old Didal at the peak of her prowess, she aims to win a medal—if not the Philippines’ first gold in the Olympics.Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña posted on his Facebook page that Didal will have a say on the park’s design, and the 19-year-old sensation could shape it to fit her preparations for Tokyo. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

A’s Matt Chapman no longer ‘a mess’ after a rough patch at the plate

first_imgOAKLAND — The A’s big bats have been quieter than usual recently but manager Bob Melvin isn’t concerned. He canceled batting practice before Friday night’s game against the Texas Rangers, noting the team appeared “sluggish” in an 11-3 loss the night before.Asked about Matt Chapman, who has been off his game since returning from an ankle injury, Melvin said he’s the last player he worries about.Chapman doesn’t worry much these days, either, even if numbers from the past few weeks might prompt …last_img read more

3 Reasons Why Less Is More When Directing Talent

first_imgAmateur directors often overcompensate for their lack of experience by overdirecting their actors. Here are some ways to take a more subtle approach.All images from IMDbDirecting talent is no easy task. Even for the most experienced directors out there, handling different personality types, performance disciplines, and other factors make communication very challenging. With that said though, more experienced directors tend to give far less direction than inexperienced directors for these three reasons:Understanding the Chain ReactionExperienced directors understand that a single piece of direction will change many different characteristics of a performance. For instance, if a director were to tell their talent to act ‘more upset,’ the actor would likely change other physical attributes as well. They may walk slower, speak differently, slouch, etc. Amateur directors often micromanage the actor, whereas a more experienced director understands that, with the right singular piece of direction, everything else falls into place.Keeping the Actor FocusedPerforming for camera and in front of a large crew is challenging enough as it is, so it makes sense that too much direction can overwhelm an actor, causing them to lose focus. If a director were to feed an actor with 10 or 15 pieces of direction right before a scene, that actor will likely lose focus of the scene and become preoccupied with the technicalities of what the director is telling them. By keeping direction down to a few points or less, actors can remain focused and in the right headspace.Avoiding Negative ConnotationsSome actors, especially those with less experience, can mistakenly take direction as a sign that they aren’t doing a good enough job. In reality, they’re probably doing just fine – but maybe aren’t performing in a way that’s most suitable to the script. As you might imagine, feeding what could be an already insecure actor a dozen directorial notes after a scene may come across negatively to them, and subsequently uproot their entire performance.Always remember that the job of an actor is extremely difficult, and they’re still human. Encourage them to take risks and to change their performance in a positive way by giving clear and simple direction – and only when completely necessary.Here are a few more tips for aspiring directors, courtesy of PremiumBeat:4 Mistakes Nearly Every Director Makes on SetHow to Direct Scenes Containing Minimal DialogueHoning Your Craft: Find Your Voice as a DirectorDo you have any directing advice to share? We’d love to hear it in the comments below.last_img read more

Adityanath to contest bypoll

first_imgUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will contest Assembly bypoll after the presidential elections in July, rather than opt for the somewhat safer route through the State’s Legislative Council that many of his predecessors have resorted to.Two former chief ministers — Mayawati (2007-2012) and Akhilesh Yadav (2012-2017) — chose to enter the U.P. Assembly via the Upper House that depends on indirect elections through an electoral college of MLAs and teacher constituencies, rather than direct election to the Lower House. “He (Yogi Adityanath) will be contesting elections to the Assembly. Some party MLA will have to vacate a seat for him to contest,” a senior BJP leader told The Hindu.As of now the most likely seat appears to be the Gorakhpur City Assembly seat, held by the Chief Minister’s close associate Radha Mohan Das Agarwal. BJP leaders, however, have not disclosed which seat Mr Adityanath would choose. . Mr Adityanath’s deputy, Keshav Prasad Maurya, too, will have to quit his Lok Sabha seat of Phulpur and contest polls, but he might be given the option of entering the Assembly via the Legislative Council. High-voltage campaign“Yogi Aditynathji’s election is unlikely to be low key, and the campaign will have a spin off in other States as a show piece,” said a senior leader. “The brownie points of a BJP Chief Minister not shying away from a bypoll in a State where previous chief ministers have done so is also important,” said the source. “All this, of course, will happen only after the Presidential polls scheduled for July. As per the electoral college, an MP’s votes have more weightage than an MLA’s although votes from U.P. Assembly have the highest value,” said the source. Thus the bypoll could well be held by September. Parrikar’s entryBypolls will also have to be held in Goa for Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to be elected to the Assembly. As of now, Mr Parrikar is still a Rajya Sabha MP from U.P., a high value vote in the Presidential polls. The NDA is short of 18,000 votes in the total electoral college of 10,98,882 votes, with a halfway mark of 5,49,442 votes.last_img read more