It was Madrid, however, who were the beneficiaries of a marginal decision this time as Alvaro Odriozola tumbled out of a tussle with Gerard Gumbau and Ramos made no mistake.Leganes had started brighter and could have been ahead had Martin Braithwaite been more precise with his finishing or quicker to a Gumbau pass across goal.Instead, Madrid doubled their lead in the second half when Karim Benzema latched onto an underhit backpass from Bustinza and teed up Vinicius. He slid in Vazquez to finish.Vinicius then got the goal his performance deserved as Odriozola floated a cross to the back post. Back-pedalling, the teenager adjusted his feet before swivelling into an acrobatic shot, the ball flying into left-hand corner.Earlier, Antoine Griezmann helped Atletico Madrid edge towards the last eight as they took a valuable away goal from a 1-1 draw with Girona.Griezmann’s early shot found its way in off both the crossbar and then goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz but Girona hit back before half-time through Anthony Lozano.Neither side could find a winner at Montilivi but Atletico will be the happier, with the second leg at home still to come next week.Share on: WhatsApp Girona, Spain | AFP | Vinicius Junior starred and Real Madrid steadied the ship as a 3-0 win over Leganes on Wednesday put them on the brink of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.Vinicius, the 18-year-old Brazilian signed by Madrid last summer, capped an electric display at the Santiago Bernabeu with a stunning volley, his third goal for the club and the team’s third of the night.By then, Sergio Ramos had converted a first-half penalty and Lucas Vazquez doubled the advantage to set Madrid on their way to a much-needed first victory of 2019.It will take a seismic comeback for Leganes to overturn the deficit in next week’s second leg but more important to coach Santiago Solari was the rhythm regained, following two La Liga games without a victory.The home crowd, who had whistled and waved white handkerchiefs on Sunday after the loss to Real Sociedad, were also treated to the sight of Brahim Diaz making his debut, the 19-year-old coming off the bench following his move from Manchester City.Vinicius was the shining light, however. The striker was alive to every ball in the final third and his finish, a sweet shot with his body off balance, was a triumph for technical talent.“He is taking big steps,” Solari said afterwards. “He has always had the ability but to develop it and show it in the Bernabeu, alongside so many great players, speaks of his confidence and his courage.”Vinicius had been at the centre of things last weekend too after being denied a controversial penalty during the second half of Real Sociedad’s shock win.
By Joseph SapiaMIDDLETOWN – The Route 35 Village proposal resumes before the township Planning Board on Wednesday, but only the commercial aspect is expected to be on the agenda.The board will resume hearing the application for the Shoppes at Middletown – 338,455 square feet of retail, restaurant and movie theater space with 1,786 parking spaces. The Shoppes are to be built on 52 acres along Route 35 of the overall 118-acre tract.The land is bounded by Route 35 North, Kings Highway East, Carriage Drive and Kanes Lane. While it has some businesses and homes on it, it is mostly woods and open space – and is probably best known as home of the Calico the Clown/Spirits Unlimited liquor store sign.The applicant for the Shoppes at Middletown is John Orrico/Village 35 of Purchase, New York.On the rear 66 acres, or at the Carriage Drive end of the property, Toll Brothers of Horsham, Pennsylvania, proposes the Oaks at Middletown, a 350-townhouse complex. The 350 townhouses break down to 280 units at open-market price and 70 units of “affordable housing.”In June, the Planning Board consolidated the commercial and residential applications for the 118 acres. Planning Board Chairman John Deus said the consolidation was to bring clarity on hearing the proposals to the board and public – allowing engineering, traffic and other related components of the commercial and residential applications to be heard at the same time.But the township Planning and Community Development Department is not expected to deem the residential application complete in time for the Sept. 7 meeting.Toll Brothers filed the Oaks at Middletown application May 27, said the development’s lawyer, John A. Giunco. But the Planning and Community Development Department requested more information on “various engineering and supporting reports,” Giunco said. “They wanted more detail.” Toll Brothers resubmitted the application Thursday, Aug. 25, Giunco said. He said the Planning and Community Development Department has 45 days to review it – which would expire the week of Oct. 9.“We’re ready to move before the board, but it’s unlikely the board will be able (to hear the Oaks at Middletown application beginning Sept. 7),” Giunco said.The Planning Board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the municipal complex at the corner of Route 35 South and Kings Highway.This will be the third appearance for the Shoppes at Middletown. So far, only the engineering aspects of the Shoppes at Middletown have been heard by the board.Orrico says he will not discuss the project outside of the hearings as long as they go on. The site, which has seen various unsuccessful development proposals over the last two decades, has drawn the scrutiny of the public. For example, there is a “Stop Village 35” Facebook page.Cindy Squassoni, who lives in the Heritage Hills development of single-family homes at the Carriage Drive end of the property and is one of the opponent leaders, said there is a “right to build” on the property. But she raised various concerns – the size of the project, its lack of open space being preserved, traffic, drainage, aesthetics and impact on schools.“Traffic is horrifying in my mind,” said Squassoni. “Pretty much our neighborhood is going to be a shortcut between (Routes) 35 and 36.”As for the schools, “they’re filled to capacity, as is,” she said.The 118 acres has not yet been subdivided, Giunco said. The property is owned by Mountain Hill LLC, which is the local Azzolina-Scaduto family.
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 24, 2017)–In his first dance on grass, trainer Mark Glatt’s Law Abidin Citizen relaxed well and responded with a game head victory over favored Rockin Rudy in Friday’s $56,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita. Ridden by Jamie Theriot, Law Abidin Citizen negotiated 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:12.72.Breaking from post position three in a field of six 3-year-olds, Law Abidin Citizen, who came off a second place finish in the Grade II, seven furlong San Vicente Stakes here on Feb. 12, sat a close third behind dueling leaders Rockin Rudy and Elwood J down the hill, swung three-wide at the dirt crossing turning for home and out-gamed the favorite while hand ridden to the wire.“I thought he’d take to the grass,” said Theriot, who has ridden the Twirling Candy gelding in his last three starts. “The idea today was to keep him relaxed early and keep him within striking distance. He’s the type of horse that when he makes the lead, he’ll shut it down a little, so I kept him engaged. He’s a nice horse.”Overlayed at 5-2, Law Abidin Citizen paid $7.00, $2.80 and $2.40. Owned by Dan Agnew, Gerry Schneider and John Xitco, he improved his overall record to 7-2-2-2. With the winner’s check of $33,600, he increased his earnings to $134,200.When asked if Law Abidin Citizen would remain on turf for the time being, Glatt responded, “Probably so. We’ll probably try to stretch him out now. It seemed like he was pretty relaxed. He got floated out pretty wide, but he finished up good.”Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Rockin Rudy, who was hammered down to even money off a 2-1 morning line, finished 1 ¼ lengths in front of Elwood J and paid $2.40 and $2.10.California-bred Elwood J, ridden by Rafael Bejarano, finished 4 ¾ lengths in front of Interrogator and paid $2.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.78, 43.89 and 1:06.66.
Florida Solar Energy Center offers a 12-week Webinar designed to help building professionals and homebuyers sort through details of zero-energy constructionBeginning next month, the Florida Solar Energy Center, a research and training department of the University of Central Florida, will present a 12-session online course designed to help builders, contractors, designers, educators, energy auditors, energy raters, engineers, prospective homebuyers, and utility representatives familiarize themselves with strategies for constructing and operating zero-energy homes.The series of sessions, which begins June 3 with a course titled “Defining a Zero Energy Green Home,” is spread out over 22 weeks and covers subjects such as design fundamentals, highly efficient water heating systems, key characteristics of NZEH windows and walls, HVAC systems, PV system strategies, selecting appliances, and monitoring and operating techniques.The sessions are presented by FSEC staff and include video case studies. The cost of each course is $69. Click here for the registration page; click here for a PDF of the course brochure.
These versatile lenses continue to be high-performing video production assets.Cover image via ZEISS.The Zeiss Otus line of lenses have been on the market for a few years; however, I recently rediscovered them as I was looking for a quality lens option for a project that needed something more affordable than traditional cinema lenses. After reading numerous reviews, watching comparison videos, looking at stills, and seeing multiple charts, I believe these lenses will benefit any project.Image via ZEISS.SharpnessSimply put, these lenses are sharp. Each of the three lenses in the lineup features an F/1.4 aperture, and they are surprisingly sharp, even wide open. Most other lenses I was considering were very soft when wide open. Since I had night scenes coming up, I knew I would want a lens I could run wide open, if needed. After looking through numerous charts, the Otus line simply blew me away. You can view some charts here at The Digital Picture to exactly see just how well these lenses perform at F/1.4 compared to a Canon still lens option.Cinema Lens-Like Qualities and FeaturesA huge advantage these lenses have over other still lens options is a 0.8 gear, 32 pitch, and 300-degree barrel rotation. These lenses will feel and function like a traditional cinema lens, so you or your AC wont have difficulty pulling critical focus. Also featured are hard stops, which makes these lenses feel even more like a true cinema option. You can also attach a Cool-Lux LuxGear focus ring so you can easily attach the lens to any follow focus, making this even better for cinematic applications.ConsistencyMuch like the Arri Master Primes, these lenses feature a consistent aperture across the entire family. This is extremely useful when switching lenses because you do not have to adjust exposure for a lower focal length. Also notable is that these lenses perform extremely well across the entire image. Many lenses will lose their sharpness around the edges. However, the Otus line maintains great sharpness across the entire picture. You can view examples of this in the video below.ConclusionThese still lenses, crafted for video, should be strong contenders for your next shoot. They feature exceptional sharpness and cinema lens-like features, and they capture beautiful images. My only hope is that they’ll make more focal lengths.Have you used the Zeiss Otus line of lenses before? Let us know in the comments.
The Tamil Nadu police has informed the Madras High Court that they cannot book cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar, tennis player Sania Mirza and TV host Mandira Bedi in a national flag insult case filed against them in the state.The state police department could not take action against the personalities without the central government’s permission, police told the Madras High Court Bench here.Police submitted that neither the accused belonged to Tamil Nadu nor were they available on the date of the complaint or on subsequent dates.Police filed the counter affidavit on Tuesday in response to a petition by an advocate, B Stalin, seeking a direction to a police inspector to register criminal cases against them under the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 and Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper use) Act, 1950.When an offence was committed outside India, no prosecution under the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper use) Act could be instituted without central government’s sanction, the affidavit said.The lawyer should have approached the central government for proper sanction for prosecution, it said.According to the petitioner, while celebrating his birthday Sachin Tendulkar cut a cake which was in the national flag design at Jamaica On March 10,2010.Similarly on May 19,2010, Sania Mirza was resting her feet on a guitar painted in the tricolour while posing as a model for an International company.In Mandira’s case, she was wearing a sari with the national flag on its border,touching her feet, the petitioner said.- With inputs from PTIadvertisement
Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,213.45, lost 153.84 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down 23 cents, or 2.47 per cent, to $9.07 on 9.7 million shares.Prometic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI). Biotechnology. Down 14 cents, or 15.91 per cent, to 74 cents on 7.4 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down nine cents, or 2.40 per cent, to $3.66 on 5.7 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Healthcare. Down 24 cents, or 2.09 per cent, to $11.25 on 5.4 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Healthcare. Down $1.65, or 4.90 per cent, to $32.01 on 5.3 million shares.BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Wireless communications. Down $1.01, or 6.82 per cent, to $13.80 on 3.9 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Aimia Inc. (TSX:AIM). Loyalty programs. Down five cents, or 2.89 per cent, to $1.68 on 518,276 shares. Aeroplan’s parent company is apologizing for a politically charged survey it circulated that it says “offended” customers. In a statement made to the Canadian Press, Aimia spokesperson Christa Poole says the questions had not been properly reviewed internally and didn’t meet the company’s data-gathering standards.CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:CMED). Healthcare. Down $2.07, or 5.72 per cent, to $34.15 on 20,118 shares. CEO Brent Zettl has resigned, effective immediately, as Aurora Cannabis nears completion of its $1.1 billion acquisition of the medical marijuana company.Torstar Corp. (TSX:TS.B) – Media company. Down three cents, or 1.68 per cent, to $1.76 on 6,500 shares. The media company says it is hiring 20 new reporters in Western Canada and will rebrand and upgrade the digital offerings of its five free daily Metro urban newspapers across Canada. As of April 10, the Metros will be called StarMetro Vancouver, StarMetro Calgary, StarMetro Edmonton, StarMetro Toronto and StarMetro Halifax.Transcontinental Inc. (TSX:TCL.A) – Printer and publisher. Up $2.47, or 9.71 per cent, to $27.92 on 538,309 shares. Transcontinental is taking a big leap in its strategic shift towards flexible packaging with the company’s largest ever deal that would diminish the role of commercial printing that has been the cornerstone of the company since its founding 42 years ago. The C$1.72 billion purchase of Coveris Americas will make it North America’s seventh-largest packaging company.
RICHMOND, Va. – Amazon will split its second headquarters between Long Island City in New York and Crystal City in northern Virginia, according to a person familiar with the plans.The official decision expected later Tuesday will end an intense competition between North American cities to win the Amazon bid and its promise of 50,000 new jobs — and dash Toronto’s hopes of securing one of the locations.Toronto Mayor John Tory said in September that the city — the only Canadian contender to make the short list — was uniquely positioned to host the company because of its diversity and comparatively lower business costs.Tory had said that Toronto submitted a bid that highlighted “the fact that the Toronto Region has emerged as a global centre of innovation and technology because of our talented, diverse and inclusive workforce.”“There is no other region in North America that can boast the same talent, the same quality of life, the same vibrancy and economic strength. We made that point to Amazon in our pitch and in person when they visited us here,” he said in a statement to The Canadian Press in September.Some locations tried to stand out with stunts, but Amazon made clear that it really wanted incentives, like tax breaks and grants. Amazon also had sought to be near a metropolitan area with more than a million people, among other criteria.The company received 238 proposals before narrowing the list to 20 in January.Amazon had stipulated that it wanted to be near a metropolitan area with more than a million people; be within 45 minutes of an international airport; have direct access to mass transit; and have room to expand. It also wanted to able to attract top technical talent and be able to expand the headquarters to as much as eight million square feet in the next decade.Set within eyeshot of the nation’s capital, Crystal City is a thicket of 1980s-era office towers trying to plug into new economic energy after thousands of federal jobs moved elsewhere.Rapidly growing Long Island City, in the borough of Queens, is an old manufacturing area already being reinvented as a hub for 21st-century industry, creativity and urbane living.In setting off the flurry of interest, Amazon said it could spend more than US$5 billion to build its second headquarters over the next 17 years. The two locations combined would be about the same size as the company’s current home in Seattle, which has 33 buildings, 23 restaurants and houses 40,000 employees.The company isn’t leaving Seattle, and Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has said the new headquarters will be “a full equal” to its current home.The extra space will help the rapidly growing company.Launched in 1995 as a site that mostly sells books, Amazon now produces movies, makes voice-activated Echo devices, runs the Whole Foods grocery chain, offers online services to businesses and designs its own brands of furniture, clothing and diapers. Its ambitions are wide: It launched a company to lower health care costs for its employees and Amazon’s corporate partners in the venture, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway.Amazon’s employee total has ballooned to more than 600,000 worldwide, and that’s expected to increase as it builds more warehouses across the country to keep up with online orders. The company recently announced that it would pay all its workers at least $15 an hour, but the employees at its second headquarters will be paid a lot more — Amazon says they’ll make an average of more than $100,000 a year.___Pisani reported from New York.With files from The Canadian Press.
Junior running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) carries the ball during OSU’s 38-10 win over Penn State on Oct. 17 at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorAfter eight wins in as many tries to begin the 2015 college football season, Ohio State is the third-best team in the country.That at least comes in the mind of the College Football Playoff selection committee, which released its first rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night.The Buckeyes opened the season as the unanimous No. 1 team in the Associated Press poll and have held that spot throughout the season, though their number of votes has dwindled from the start.OSU is joined by four Big Ten counterparts in the top 25: No. 7 Michigan State, No. 9 Iowa, No. 17 Michigan and No. 21 Northwestern.Alongside the Scarlet and Gray, the other three teams rounding out the current four-team playoff are No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 LSU and No. 4 Alabama.Last season, OSU appeared at No. 16 in the first CFP Poll after a 6-1 start to the season, including a second-week loss at home against Virginia Tech.The Buckeyes ended up winning their next six games to earn the fourth seed and went on to win the national championship after playoff wins against Alabama and Oregon.The College Football Playoff selection committee is made up of 12 members and is currently in its second season. New rankings are released each Tuesday until the end of regular season, followed by the final rankings on Dec. 6, the day after the end of the conference championship games.The complete top 25 of the first iteration of the rankings can be found below:1. Clemson2. LSU3. Ohio State4. Alabama5. Notre Dame6. Baylor7. Michigan State8. TCU9. Iowa10. Florida11. Stanford12. Utah13. Memphis14. Oklahoma State15. Oklahoma16. Florida State17. Michigan18. Mississippi19. Texas A&M20. Mississippi State21. Northwestern22. Temple23. UCLA24. Toledo25. Houston