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PH pride: World Cup champion France’s goalkeeper is Filipino

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Alphonse started playing football at the age of seven when he joined the soccer club of “Little Angels,” the Entente Sportive des Petits Anges of the 7th (ESPA 7), located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.The 6’4” goalkeeper started out as a field player but when he substituted for their club’s goalkeeper, he realized that it was the position that he really liked.At 16 years old, he became the youngest goalkeeper to sign a professional contract with PSG.Alphonse has represented France in various world competitions and has won the World Cup for the country twice: the first was when France won FIFA U-20 (Under 20 years old) World Cup in 2013, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup championship that the team won on Sunday.Alphonse’s first professional match happened on May 18, 2013 when he played for RC Lens Club. Less than a year later, on May 11, 2014, he was voted Best League Goalkeeper.By 2016, Alphonse was playing for the elite Champions League. He joined the Villarreal club in Spain. This is a small family club located in Castellon, Valencia, but is rated as one of the best in La Liga.With Villareal, he became the holder of best club record of not letting a single goal pass through his cage for 620 consecutive minutes of playing time.After his stint in Villareal, Alphonse returned to PSG in 2016 and he still plays for the club at present.DiversityWhen Alphonse started playing in 2000, it had only been two years since France bagged its first World Cup championship in 1998. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Filipino heritage PHOTO from Alphonse Areola’s official Facebook pageTwo world-class Filipino athletes brought pride to the Philippines on July 15: Senator Manny Pacquiao who scored a knockout win to claim the WBA welterweight title and Alphonse Areola, one of the three goalkeepers of France, the 2018 World Cup champions.Moments after France’s national soccer team “Les Bleus,” officially called Paris Saint-Germain-Chambly (PSG), was crowned world champion, Alphonse tweeted: “KEEP CALM! The World Cup is here! CHAMPION DU MONDE!”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Manila is fit to play at the first-ever Fitness Playground Alphonse was born in Paris to Filipino parents on February 27, 1993. He is the third child among four siblings.Alphonse, 25, is married to Filipino-Lebanese Marrion Valette Areola, with whom he has two young daughters: Aymma-Lyse and Ayleen-Grace. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs KEEP CALM ! The World Cup is here ! CHAMPION DU MONDE ! 🏆⭐️⭐️ @equipedefrance #fiersdetrebleus #ChampionduMonde pic.twitter.com/6OqS6RqDiT— Alphonse Areola (@AreolaOfficiel) July 15, 2018FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:46Fighting jihadism in the Sahel: Life inside the military camps02:55Tourism’s gifts and woes for Santa and Sami homeland02:14Carpio 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 Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The historic win of France’s multicultural national soccer team that year spiked an interest in soccer among the French.CNN reported that 1.5 million people gathered at France’s famous shopping district, Paris’ Champs-Élysées, to celebrate the win of France’s national soccer team, nicknamed then as “The Rainbow Team” with players from different parts of the world.This year, Alphonse is one of France’s several national players who come from immigrant families.LA Times reported that 16 of France’s 23 national players this year came from countries like Algeria, Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Germany, Morocco, Portugal, and Zaire.Kylian Mbappe, the sensational 19-year-old who scored two goals in France’s finals battle against Croatia, is part Cameroonian, part Algerian.Midfielder Blaise Matuidi, born in France to African parents, said, “The diversity of the squad is in the image of this beautiful country that is France.”On his website, Alphonse said, “All alone we go faster, together we go further!”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Warriors’ biggest questions after the first quarter of the season

first_imgATLANTA — It took far fewer than 21 games for the Warriors’ season to go off the rails — but here they sit at 4-17 a quarter of the way through.While the team had time to rebuild after Kevin Durant’s decision to sign with the Brooklyn Nets this summer and anticipated that Klay Thompson would miss most of the season with an ACL injury, the Warriors did not expect Stephen Curry to break his hand four games into the season.No team in the NBA has had players miss more games due to injury.They …last_img read more

WebM Introduces Dev Preview for Open Video Format

first_imgTags:#Google#Video Services#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… curt hopkins Today WebM introduced a developer preview of its open Web video format. Described as “a broadly-backed community effort to develop a world-class media format for the open web,” WebM is backed by Google, but includes Mozilla, Opera, Skype, Logitech and dozens of other partners.The developer set includes the following.VP8, a high-quality video codec under a BSD-style, royalty-free licenseVorbis, an already open-source and broadly implemented audio codecContainer format based on a subset of the Matroska media containerMicrosoft has also announced it will support the VP8 codec.“In its HTML5 support, IE9 will support playback of H.264 video as well as VP8 video when the user has installed a VP8 codec on Windows,” according to Dean Hachamovitch, general manager for Internet Explorer.“VP8 is now a royalty-free video compression technology (“codec”), like Theora,” the Open Video Alliance pointed out. “It’s licensed using a BSD-style license.” It was previously owned by On2, which Google purchased in 2009. H.264 was originally intended to be patent-free but was set upon like a wounded springbok by a host of companies claiming ownership. Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Interview: Composer Federico Jusid Makes Some Noise in Hollywood

first_imgWe spoke with composer Federico Jusid on creating music for Watership Down, overcoming fear, and working with filmmakers around the world.When Federico Jusid was 9 years old, he loved soccer and playing the piano. His mother also made it a priority to learn English. She was hoping this would inspire him to see the world and “think big.”I asked him if he thought that influenced his music.“I hope that it does and if anyone wants an artistic career, they should think globally. The local references are wonderful, but it is always more enriching to get out of the box to feel comfortable.”Isabel Segunda temporada. Federico Jusid y la Orquesta y Coro de RTVE.Premium Beat: You live in both Madrid and Los Angeles. How does the culture influence the creative? Do you see any difference working in Spain vs. working in the United States?Federico Jusid: Yes, a lot. I mean the core of my work is the same regardless of where I develop it. The goals are the same, but very often the tone is different.In Europe, I am often invited early on when filmmakers are developing the script. This is helpful for the director because there is musical direction before the production starts shooting. So, the director has some ideas, some mockups of the music that can used to influence the cinematography. In the case here, working after, it can be like salsa on top of the food, but in Europe so early in the process, it is part of the food.But usually I am invited when the project is in the cutting room and I have to talk to more voices and the director and the producers, and that makes the process a little bit different. And, it’s common that I am writing a score for a US film while the film is being reedited. So, there is a music editor who has to do the magic to adjust my initial idea to make it fit the last cut, so we don’t lose our intentions within the scenes. In Europe that isn’t the case.Image via Federico Jusid.PB:  Federico, you have over 40 feature films and over 20 television credits. That’s beyond prolific at your age. With working at such a breathtaking pace, how do you keep yourself fresh and creatively open for the next project? Do you have a method to approaching the work or is each score realized differently?FJ: You need to shower your emotion off, to disconnect the last project and start as fresh as you can. Not to repeat yourself but to start from scratch and hopefully in time you get more effective.I don’t have a particular way of working within my environment because often I start a score in one city and finish work in another. I read the script several times to digest the story and get in depth with the material. Then, I conceptualize ideas from scenes and start writing suites of music to define the musical language of the piece. I often play these for the director to get feedback. Then conversations get super interesting, because we start to talk about color or Freud or cuisine or music, of course. Very open discussions. It can seem like a waste of time, but the more you tackle those things early on and you understand those fundamentals, the easier it is to write scene to scene.Image via The Secret in Their Eyes (Alta Classics).PB: The Secret in Their Eyes had to be a special project for you. When you were working on it did you have any idea how well it would be received?FJ: Oh, no. Absolutely not. Had no idea! I work so much in this industry, but hard to know, I just write and sometimes wonderful surprises happen.PB: What did the film winning an Oscar do for your career?FJ: I think it gave me visibility. It allowed me to expand my career, which was happening in Europe. But it helped me to go to the US and United Kingdom and have interesting filmmakers look at my work. And this probably happens to others. It’s not that I didn’t have interesting scores or was proud of other scores, but because this gets a score on a wonderful film, it gets people to check out your other work.Image via Federico Jusid.PB: With a film, you are primarily, I would assume, working with the director, and when you work on a television series or mini-series, probably many voices? How does creating a score differ when you are dealing with several different people with several different opinions?FJ: First of all, I try to listen to all of them to see if they agree or if I find some voices in opposite direction. Art is subjective. I try to hit the red button and get them together and decide what we are going for. For a certain scene, we want to talk about the emotion of the character or tension of the situation, so I have to try to get a summary or condense all those voices and then try to hear my own voice, or it will end up being an empty piece of music.However, in a TV show you always think in a larger scope. You aren’t just another 12 episodes, you have an arc and you have to respond to the journey of that character. You are always contrasting the importance of the moment against the general journey of the score or the character.Image via Watership Down (Netflix).PB: When you work on an animated project such as Watership Down (the mini-series on Netflix), are there any differences in your mind between scoring animation vs. live action?FJ: I think no. My mission is the same. My mission is to go behind the drama, the face of the characters, and the tension of the scene and the unpredictability of the scene. In animation, however, the music canvas can be wider. You can expand yourself a little more without intruding on the film.PB: What about tackling such an iconic literary work? Any fear?FJ: Absolutely! All the fears and insecurities that any person can have! For revisiting a piece that was done wonderfully before, that comes from such an incredible novel. But there is always a moment where you left go and you let fears go and just connect to the film. Thank god there is a moment when you just sit at the piano and you just start writing because what connected you to the project is stronger than the fear and that wins and you are able to do the job.PB: What’s next for you?FJ: Another difference between Europe and U.S. is they have you sign an NDA.PB:  Guess we’ll just have to wait until the Oscars.Cover image via Metronome MP.Looking for more industry interviews? Check these out.Interview: Tracy Andreen on the Romance of Writing for HallmarkScreenwriter James V. Hart on Career, Coppola, and Creating a MethodIndustry Interview: Advancing Your Career from PA to ADInterview: Jennifer Gatti on Bon Jovi, Star Trek, and Leaving L.A.Jonah Hill on Writing and Directing Mid90s — and Tips He Learned from the Greatslast_img read more

Don’t Get Cute

first_imgToday I received a little box from a company who wants my attention. Inside the box was a small toy, and a link to a website, and nothing else. The sender wants my attention, and the offer is a serious offer, even though I didn’t watch more than a few seconds of the personal video on the site. I am the wrong audience, but the sender didn’t know that.He could have called me and I would have told him who to contact.Minutes later I received a LinkedIn InMail. The person sending that email was also trying to get my attention. She offered me a chance to play Truth or Dare, the dare being me giving her two times to speak with her about her services.I appreciate the creativity, and I like the playfulness, but not enough to talk to her about her service, especially since I don’t need it.Last week, a salesperson sent me a list of reasons that I might have not responded to their email. On choice suggested that I did not reply back because I had been eaten by alligators.The idea is that by being cute, the salesperson will get attention. They hope by being clever, they can gain an appointment. Different is good, and it can work, but different in a way that makes a difference is better. What is missing is the insight that would make a business person sit up and take notice. What the approach lacks is some compelling reason for me to take a meeting, and busy people don’t like to give up their time without getting something in return. This pitch is for receptive people, who are easier targets for this kind of messaging.The problem with being cute is that the attention you get may not be the impression you are trying to make. If you are trying to be consultative, and if you are aiming to be a person with deep insight, then starting by being cute may not serve those ends. That said, if your real personality is engaging and entertaining, then go with that (but I have seen the alligator thing 11 times, which means it isn’t even your material).A couple of the people who have sent me emails like this work in lead generation and appointment setting. They mean well, and their intentions are good, and I am certain that there are some markets where this approach yields results, but for many companies who call on people with the charge of making change, this approach feels too clever by half. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Is binge-watching bad for students? Here’s what you can do about it!

first_imgChildren today live in a world of instant gratification, with everything available immediately at the click of a button. In times of flash-fiction, microblogging, and 140-character tweets, patience doesn’t exactly run high.Not long ago, watching a television series meant a near agonising wait of an entire week before a new episode of the show finally aired. Though frustrating at times, the gap allowed for many animated discussions and wild predictions of what was to come next. A lot has changed with the proliferation of online streaming – and though one can’t deny the convenience of watching content on demand, this transition has come with it’s share of psychological implications.As we get engrossed in the lives of characters and move from one cliffhanger to the next, our brain continuously produces dopamine, the neurotransmitter which activates the reward center of the brain and gives a feeling of a high.As individuals remain glued to their screens, they tend to ignore other aspects of life – be it academics or friendships.For many, it provides an escape from otherwise difficult life situations – a maladaptive way of coping with stressors. In a way, excessive viewing also promotes social isolation, wherein people get cocooned in front of their screens and do not experience the need or opportunity to spend more time with friends and family members.Here’s how binge-watching affects your health:At the same time binge-watching can significantly impact one’s health as well, leading to difficulties in sleep, changes in eating patterns all the while promoting a more sedentary lifestyle. At the same time, we also must be cognizant of the impact of the specific content being watched – over five decades of research has established that children learn by observing the actions of others, be it real or reel life.advertisementHow to safeguard children against the negative impacts of binge-watching:Given these concerns, media literacy is the only way forward to safeguard children against the negative impacts of binge-watching. Students need to be given skills to differentiate between what’s real and what’s notAs adults, we need to have conversations with students about what they’re watching, so that we’re able to help them filter the plethora of information they passively consumeAt the same time, there needs to be a balance watching shows and movies need not be harmful. In fact, besides being a source of enjoyment and entertainment, there is lots that children and teenagers can learn about the world from watching diverse contentRather than watching an entire series at one stretch, students must be encouraged to intersperse watching videos with other forms of recreation. Sports and other outdoor activities, reading books, as well as artistic pursuits such as music, art or dance need to be given due importance.Children learn from watching adults:At the same time, we must remember that children learn from watching adults. As parents, many of us have let go of our own hobbies, instead choosing to spend most of our free time in front of the screen, catching up with our favorite shows. If we truly want young students to take a break from the screen, it’s time we introspect and do the same ourselves.Authored by Dr Samir Parikh, Director, Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, Fortis Healthcare.READ: Why we cannot stop playing PUBG: Gaming addiction health problems and why no one talked about a Candy Crush banRead: Game-based learning benefits: The new education process that can change everythingRead: Gaming as a career option: Lucrative career options in the gaming industrylast_img read more