Goals from Demba Ba and Eden Hazard put Chelsea in command at Stamford Bridge.Fans’ favourite Frank Lampard played a key role in Ba’s 25th-minute opener.He did well on the right before laying the ball off to Cesar Azpilicueta and when Southampton were unable to clear the full-back’s cross, Ba hooked home from 10 yards – perhaps with the help of a slight deflection off Maya Yoshida.Earlier, a ricochet off Yoshida almost resulted in an own goal by the Saints defender and Oscar sent a tame effort wide.After Ba’s goal, Lampard missed a great chance to double the lead when he scuffed a shot wide after being found unmarked by Juan Mata.And Southampton keeper Artur Boruc produced a reaction save to deny Hazard in first-half injury time.But Boruc could not keep out a thumping effort from Hazard, who belted in the rebound from just inside the penalty area after Ramires’ shot had struck the post.Oscar was restored to the starting line-up by Blues interim manager Rafael Benitez along with Gary Cahill, who missed Saturday’s win at Stoke to attend the birth of his child.A win would take third-placed Chelsea four points clear of rivals Tottenham.Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Luiz, Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Oscar, Mata, Hazard, Ba. Subs: Turnbull, Ivanovic, Torres, Ferreira, Marin, Terry, Bertrand.Click here for our Chelsea v Southampton quiz 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
SharePrint RelatedVisitez le Geocaching HQNovember 5, 2019In “Français”N’avez-vous jamais eu envie de visiter le Geocaching HQ ?October 30, 2018In “Français”Podcast Géocaching : le HQ vu de l’intérieurMarch 26, 2019In “Français” Le vendredi à 14 h 00, des geocacheurs venus d’aussi loin que la Chine et d’aussi près que les bureaux avoisinants rendent visite au siège de Groundspeak. Quelle que soit leur origine, ils ont deux choses en commun avant leur arrivée : une passion pour le Geocaching et une histoire qu’ils meurent d’envie de raconter.Sara et NicoleGroundspeak se transforme momentanément, passant du va et vient soutenu de Laquais œuvrant au maintien du site Web à un foyer débordant de joyeux geocacheurs déposant des Objets voyageurs, partageant leurs expériences et faisant la connaissance d’autres geo-accros venus des quatre coins du monde.Comme Nicole (Louie Bliss), affectée elle aussi au Service des relations avec le public, je Sara (gonzogrrl) fais partie des Laquais chanceux qui accueillent régulièrement les geocacheurs en quête de la cache HQ, GCK25B. « Alors, que faites-vous ici ? », nous demande-t-on souvent.La plupart du temps, nous répondons aux courriels et aux appels, aidant les gens à résoudre des problèmes afin qu’ils puissent bénéficier de la meilleure expérience de geocaching possible. Mais à l’arrivée de geocacheurs, nous cessons nos activités pour les accompagner tandis qu’ils découvrent la cache, prennent des photos, achètent des souvenirs et observent le grand écran affichant l’enregistrement de geocaches du monde entier en temps réel.Si vous voulez nous rendre visite, il est facile de fixer un rendez-vous. Adressez tout simplement votre demande à firstname.lastname@example.org. Dites-nous qui vous êtes, d’où vous venez et quand vous pouvez nous rendre visite; nous nous ferons un plaisir de vous envoyer les coordonnées de nos bureaux (Indice : Nous ne sommes pas au milieu du Lac Union. Choquant, n’est-ce pas?) Dans le contexte de bureaux occupés, nous aimons planifier les visites le vendredi à 14 h 00. Parfois, un des Fondateurs et d’autres Laquais sont aussi de passage… nous aimons tous rencontrer les gens qui font de ce jeu beaucoup plus que des contenants dans la forêt.Sole SeekerParmi les histoires recueillies lors de rencontres avec bon nombre de geocacheurs différents, j’en retiens certaines qui sont maintenant mes préférées… Il y a Sole Seeker, venu faire sa 10 000e découverte, tout surpris d’être accueilli avec une affiche et des ballons par une équipe voulant célébrer avec lui. Il y a aussi J&J Brown, qui nous a décrit l’énorme geocache camouflée dans leur cour avant qui déjoue toujours des chercheurs (attention… rabat-joie) du fait qu’il ressemble à un arbre. Et puis il y a foomanjoo, photographe qui parcourt le monde entier, qui nous arrivait de la Corée et qui préparait sa prochaine aventure à la découverte de geocaches le long de la Route 66 en Californie.Mais qui que vous soyez… que la cache HQ soit votre cinquième ou votre cinq millième, vous êtes les bienvenus chez nous.À bientôt, on l’espère !Share with your Friends:More
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Yesterday Apple passed Microsoft to become, for the first time, the “world’s most valuable technology company,” according to the New York Times. Apple gained a stock-based valuation of $222.12 billion while Microsoft’s was $219.18 billion.Does this make Steve Jobs the Bill Gates of technology? Although Microsoft is still a powerful and important company, it has been skating on its Windows operating system and Office productivity suite for a long time. In an op-ed, a former Microsoft vice president called it “a clumsy, uncompetitive innovator” with a monolithic culture, characterized more by politics than technology.”Apple, on the other hand, has made its way back in the last decade from the brink of a final fall to become a much-celebrated innovator, focusing on user experience and design. The resurgence began with the introduction of 1998’s candy-colored iMacthat was followed in turn by the iPod, the iPhone and most recently the iPad.Carl Howe, an analyst at the Yankee Group, pointed out early this month that the iPad looks to be “the fastest consumer product growth to the $1 billion revenue mark in history,” taking under 80 days.It didn’t hurt that, as Gartner pointed out, worldwide mobile phone sales for Q1 this year have been tremendous, favoring Apple. “Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users totaled 314.7 million units in the first quarter of 2010, a 17 per cent increase from the same period in 2009… Smarpthone sales to end users reached 54.3 million units, an increase of 48.7 per cent from the first quarter of 2009. Among the most successful vendors were those that controlled an integrated set of operating system (OS), hardware and services.”It’s been a long time since Microsoft created that type of market-influencing drama.As of Wednesday, Wall Street valued Apple at $222.12 billion and Microsoft at $219.18 billion. The only American company valued higher is Exxon Mobil, with a market capitalization of $278.64 billion.At $58.4 billion, Microsoft’s revenue still exceeds Apple’s, $42.9 billion, according to the Times. “But Microsoft is sitting on far more cash, $35.7 billion to Apple’s $23 billion, which makes the value assigned by the market to Apple — essentially a bet on its future prospects — all the more remarkable.”Now, who’s that coming up from behind, trying to pass Apple on the outside? Oh, probably nobody. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market curt hopkins Tags:#Apple#Microsoft#web
Houses are too complicatedHouses are getting too complicated. There are many people living in New England in houses that are warm and comfortable and only heat with wood and passive solar. My friend Steve is such a person. His house was built in the early eighties with large windows on the south and a decent amount of insulation by eighties standards. The temperature in his house is always 70 degrees in the winter even though he usually only fires up the wood stove a couple times per day. He uses no other heat source.When you build a new house at any budget level, it seems to be not a question that there is a significant heat system. As an architect, I periodically go to seminars on superinsulated passive solar houses where I hear that radiant heat is overkill and that you should consider a simple type of electric (future photovoltaics) backup heat near the plumbing (but you may never use it). No heat system, radiant or otherwise is a very hard sell as an architect. Maybe I should take people to Steve’s house and let him be the salesman. On building scienceBuilding Science gives me a headache.I read the usual sites: Greenbuildingadvisor.com, building science.com, plus a few others, I attend seminars, I get all the proper magazines, I belong to the correct organizations such as the USGBC. I’m a good little architect. But I am confused. The more I dive into building science the more questions I have – and therefore the less authoritative I sound in front of clients and I don’t think clients want their architect to sound wishy-washy. On what he doesn’t want to accomplishAs I think forward to what I want the business to become I reflect on a business plan I worked on with my wife a few years ago. It was helpful to inform me what path I didn’t want to pursue: to grow the firm with employees that I would have to work full-time just to keep busy and employed. Robert Swinburne’s interest in building started early. By the time he was 10 or so, as he explains at his blog, Vermont Architect Robert Swinburne he had built not only a rabbit hutch with its own poop removal system but a small cabin as well.A few years later, he put up a 12-ft. by 16-ft. structure where he lived during the summer all the way through college.All of this was taking place at his parents’ place in rural Maine, where his father had built a house and barn in the 1970s.Now Swinburne is an architect with a one-man practice near Brattleboro, VT. He maintains a nicely designed website with all of the usual stuff prospective clients might want to read about: past projects, his background, a list of his professional credentials.He’s been in the building trades for 17 years, six of them as a carpenter. He’s a LEED accredited professional, seems fully conversant with efficient building practices, and especially likes to design small houses.But all of that wasn’t quite enough. Swinburne began writing a blog three years ago because he found his web site “rather static.”“I really wanted to communicate more of who I am, how I work, what it is like to work with me, what my values are and to open a general window into the process as most people really have no idea what to expect when they pick up the phone to call an architect,” he writes.Topics seem to run the gamut, from his appreciation for well-built racing bicycles to accounts of painting with his young daughter. And there are lots of observations about the world of architecture and building.Here are some excerpts: On the joys of building smallI am a big fan of tiny houses. When I was a teenager I built a 12 x 16 cabin on my parents land and lived in it during the summers for more than a decade. It is still standing thanks to a tree that grew up right next to it. My mother in law is a fan as well and turned me on to the TinyHouseblog which is fun to poke around in. There I discovered Peter King in Northern Vermont building some lovely little houses and holding workshops. This could have been me had I not gone to architecture school. On what makes a good carpenterOne of the things I like about carpentry is the problem solving aspect. I like to figure out the whole enough to know I won’t get into trouble on a detail later on. There is an aspect of improvisation to it…I think this is what separates good carpenters from the rest – the ability to look ahead and work with all levels from the whole to the minute details simultaneously. I have often seen carpenters do what seems easy or logical at the moment only to get boxed into a bad detail resolution later on because of the inability to conceptualize the whole. Much of my detailing as an architect is just enough to guide a builder along a path without them getting boxed in but allowing room for improvisation and improvement. On the best kind of roof in snow countryWith modern EPDM or PVC roofing I am starting to think that flat (1/4 in. per foot to 1 in. per foot pitch) roofs with little or no over hang represent the best long term low maintenance option in our climate. I expect to get jumped on here.Let me explain: Any new roof is required to be structurally designed to hold a large amount of snow (snow load) as specified in local codes even if it is a steeply pitched metal roof. So no new roof should have to be shoveled or raked because of loading issues. The other issue is ice. A flat roof allows for a simplified structure with less opportunity for weak areas of insulation due to thermal bridging or difficult to insulate areas where heat can melt snow. There is also less opportunity for snow to build up unevenly. There is also less likelihood for snow to slide – It can just stay up there until spring when it melts fairly evenly.I also like the idea that a membrane is one large piece of material with a long life span if well treated (this means don’t go up there and walk around especially with a shovel), whereas all the other roofing materials are made up of hundreds of seams representing hundreds of opportunities for water to get in. On what makes a good kitchenAs an architect I am supposed to like a sleek modern kitchen with a huge and functional island and lots of beautiful cabinetry. And I do. But what really melts my emotional side is a big old fashioned kitchen with a large table in the center – the original “family room.”The table is where the family eats their meals, games are played, bills are paid, corn is shucked, dough is rolled…A large pantry is off to one side and may contain the refrigerator and a large window for light. The sink is also large and deep. Of course, such a kitchen calls for a big black woodstove that you could bake in – perhaps a bread oven would be a modern equivalent? It is very hard to find a good image of this sort of kitchen even though those of us with more rural upbringings would find it so familiar.
Take your reel from good to great! In this post, we share 6 tips for demo reels and showreels – critical marketing materials for any creative professional.Marketing yourself as a creative professional is obviously incredibly important, especially if you want to get new clients and more work. But what’s the best way to go about it? Here are six tips for creating a showreel or demo reel – good info to chew on when thinking about how best to showcase your talents and finding fresh ways to do it well#1 – We (Don’t) Need A Montage.Showreels are most often just a fast paced music montage jammed together with the biggest name brands, faces and expensive looking visuals you can muster. Like film trailers, demo reel and showreel styles tend to go through trends. Take action movies for example, sometimes its all about pounding beats and everything being as loud and as powerful as possible. More recently, there’s been a slew of trailers that try a different approach, contrasting action with peaceful orchestral music like The Dark Knight Rises trailers or Halo Reach.To me the best showreels, like the best trailers, go for something all together different. In the video above (which is actually a home page splash video) from my friends at Yodo Creative their audio overload is a great hook to entice potential clients to rummage further. But to push the point even further I’d suggest being funny or at the very least ‘fun’. Wow people with your creative wit, not just the usual montage. The fine people at Yum Yum London don’t have a reel either. They just make funny short films.#2. Don’t have a reel, have a portfolio.As a film editor I don’t have a showreel. I think its pretty easy for anyone to cut a music montage together and it doesn’t tell you much about how I might handle a drama, TV comercial or music video differently. So for editors, my suggestion is a portfolio of work clients can browse through and watch as much of a piece as they want.Now if you’re a DP, VFX creative, colorist or make up artist for example, then a montage probably IS your best bet…as a nice looking shot is a nice looking shot. But for directors, editors, composers etc I think clients are looking to evaluate your work in the context of the whole experience, not just the specific shots. Portfolio sites like Behance or WordPress plugins like Vimeography make creating a professional looking portfolio online, incredibly easy.#3. Explain What You Did, Specifically.More often than not, we have a greater appreciation for the value of something when we fully understand how much work went into it. UK animated and paper cut out specialist Kyle Beandoes a great job of celebrating how much time, effort and skill went into creating a 30 second TV ad for Peugeot (above) with this excellent behind the scenes video (below). Now understandably most of us don’t have the time or resources to create such a detailed video (maybe get an assistant to do it if you’ve got one?) but a short write up and a few behind the scenes photos, pre-vis or sketches can add depth to your work and help communicate just how valuable, talented and creative you really are.Also film is almost always a team sport so be sure to point out what you did specifically and give credit to those involved. As an film editor I’m always keen to point out to clients if the sound mix, visual effects, graphics or grade has been performed by someone else, so that they are not expecting me to re-create the work of 6 other experienced professionals on their project.#4. Only Include Your Best WorkIt may sound like an obvious point but only including your best work is crucial to having a great reel. If something is kind of old, out of date of just not as good as your other work then leave it out. The temptation is to feel like you might not have ‘enough’ stuff on your reel, but avoid that temptation! I’m a firm believer in quality over quantity.I remember a post production supervisor saying he hired someone to work on Troy because he saw a six second shot of an asteroid hitting cardiff and it had realistic looking dust in it. Six seconds in a whole reel (enough for Vine!) got him the job, because he could do dust and they needed dust. You’re only as strong as your weakest link. Also don’t overly repeat stuff as it will just look like padding.#5. Add TagsMy friend Mike Bain is a spectacularly talented Supervising Texture Artistwho has worked on films like AvatarLord of The RingsInceptionJohn Carter to name but a few. You would probably recognise any shot from any of those films instantly. But what I like about Mike’s reel is that he has discreetly added short text captions to reference what he did in the shot and what project it is from.This is especially important if the shots in your reel aren’t as recognizable, enabling clients to follow up with you on specific shots (that they might like for some creative reason).#6. Front LoadGiven that a showreel is all about showing off brand names, recognizable faces and generally trying to impress your clients, make sure you put your best brands/names/shots etc up front as clients might not make it to the end of your reel. There isn’t much point in ‘saving the best till last’ but hopefully if you’ve only included your best work it should be gold from start to finish.Want even more demo reel tips? See our previous post: Top 20 Tips for Creating A Successful Demo Reel
The Northern Railway (NR), New Delhi has invited applications for recruitment for its various sports quota posts. Set up in 1952, it remains the largest zone in terms of route kilometer, even after the re-organisation of the Indian Railways into 16 zones. Northern Railway now comprises of 5 Divisions-Ambala, Delhi, Ferozpur, Lucknow and Moradabad.VacanciesA. Total Posts: 21B. Name of the posts: Sports QuotaC. Pay Scale: Selected candidates would be getting a monthly salary of Rs 5200 to 20200 with grade p pay of Rs 2800/2400/2000/1900.EligibilityA. Age Limit: Applicants’ age limit should be minimum 18 years and maximum 25 years as per the organization rules.B. Educational Qualification: All interested candidates should have completed Class X /ITI/graduation or equivalent.C. Selection Procedure: An interview and a trial would be conducted to shortlist candidates.How to applyA. All eligible and interested candidates can download application forms through official website. After filling the application form, candidate must send hard copy of application along with relevant testimonials to ‘The Administrative Officer, Northern Railway Sports Association, Room N: 7 (G), Annexe -II, Accounts Building, Baroda House, New Delhi -110001’.B. Important Dates: The last date for submission of application is October 31, 2014.