Sheff Wed 0 – 0 Millwall

first_imgWallace went close shortly after the restart, floating a free-kick over the defensive wall with the ball going a fraction wide.Windass got a shot on target but it was straight at Bialkowski who made a comfortable save.Hutchinson failed to make the most of a great opportunity, heading over after meeting a Wallace corner.Bialkowski then came to his side’s rescue, making a good save down to his left to keep out Adam Reach’s firm drive.The keeper made another stop from Reach after the midfielder found himself in space on the left-hand side of the area.Wednesday manager Garry Monk made a change just before the hour, sending on Izzy Brown in place of Joey Pelupessy.Both sides made a substitution in the 68th minute with Callum Paterson replacing Kachunga for the home team and the opposition replacing Wallace with Connor Mahoney.Mahoney set up a great chance for Smith, delivering an inch-perfect cross which the striker headed wide from the edge of the six-yard box.Wednesday striker Jack Marriott joined the action as a replacement for Van Aken and then a double substitution for the visitors saw Bodvarsson and Tom Bradshaw come on in place of Smith and Bennett.Marriott had a chance to win it in stoppage time after meeting Brown’s free-kick but Bialkowski got down to his right to make the save. The Wednesday line-up showed one enforced change, with Joost van Aken taking over from the suspended Kadeem Harris.Millwall boss Gary Rowett made three changes with Matt Smith, Ryan Leonard and Mason Bennett replacing Shane Ferguson, Ben Thompson and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson – the latter two included among the substitutes. – Advertisement –  Sheffield Wednesday climbed off the foot of the Sky Bet Championship table for the first time this season following a goalless draw with Millwall.The point was enough to see them overtake Derby after their points deduction for a breach of EFL rules was halved to six points on appeal earlier this week.- Advertisement – Elias Kachunga had a good early chance for the hosts, finding space to make a driving run towards the centre of the area before firing wide of the target.- Advertisement – Millwall’s first effort came from Scott Malone, who headed narrowly wide following Mason Bennett’s ball in.Ryan Leonard then dragged his shot wide after a Jed Wallace cross caused problems for the home defence.Millwall skipper Shaun Hutchinson presented the hosts with an opening when his stray pass was intercepted by Josh Windass. He advanced into the area and fired in a shot which was beaten away by Bartosz Bialkowski at his near post.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Kaufman dancers star in global television commercial

first_imgSet against a dimming pink sunset, 15 dancers from the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance showed off their moves while clothed in sequins to match the Los Angeles skyline. The students, all dance majors, performed at Griffith Observatory in January before an audience of cameras while filming a 60-second Discover Los Angeles commercial.The ad premiered on Super Bowl Sunday and aired during the Grammy Awards. Later this month, it will run globally in Mexico and the United Kingdom and later in the year in other countries such as Australia and China. Many dancers said they benefited greatly from the experience because they were directly placed in the show business world of lights, camera and action. “The experience was really eye-opening, and my perception of what it’s like to do commercial work really shifted,” sophomore Brianna Mims said to USC News. “I never understood the amount of work that goes into the one-minute commercials I see on TV until this experience.”The dancers said that the experience was different from many other dancing opportunities. Rather than performing on stage, they were performing for the camera — but sophomore Mark Daftari said that the two were actually more similar than most people think. “Dancing for the camera makes you feel like you’re dancing on stage because there is an audience, but it’s technically the camera,” Daftari said. Daftari also said that the camera adds a new component for the dancers; they are able to develop a new ability for transferring performance elements from stage to screen. He said he gained new insight about how to avoid losing the dancers’ stage presence while in front of the camera.“When dancing on stage, you have to make sure you are expansive and have elongating movements just so everyone can see you,” Daftari said. “While dancing on camera, you have to be more focused on being very detailed because the close-up shots are more revealing of your technique and emotions. Of course these are things to be wary of while on stage as well, but a camera adds an intimacy factor to you and the audience when it’s so close by.” Kaufman Vice Dean Jodie Gates designed the choreography for the commercial. According to Gates, the movement was based in contemporary and lyrical styles of dance. “The shoot at Griffith Observatory was massive and sophisticated,” Gates said to USC News. “The lighting equipment, drones and extensive staff made for an extraordinary experience.”Sophomore Juan Miguel Posada worked as Gates’ assistant, helping her choreograph and work out the logistics of the commercial. As the choreographer’s assistant, Posada said he was able to see a different side of the commercial world. He helped organize rehearsals, contact agents, perfect the dancers’ technique and design the costumes. “It was a good experience of what it’s like to work in the show business world,” Posada said. “It serves as a sneak peek to what the dancers want to be doing in their future careers. I got to see the behind-the-scenes of what the commercial world is like and so much goes into it to making it happen.”last_img read more

AEW Dynamite Highlights: Jericho retains title with Jake Hager’s help

first_img LIVE TV The Moxley and Omega rivalry had already added a lot of flavour to this tag match, even before the bell was sounded. While the two teams kept exchanging blows and momentum kept shifting, Omega and Moxley went to the ring underside and got out baseball bats with barb wires on the top of them. The two avoided getting seriously hurt with the weapon until Moxley came into a position of power only to be interrupted by PAC who took his bat and threw it out. An angry Mosley attacked PAC and left the ring. Page and Kenny Omega took care of the rest as they ended PAC’s misery by pinning him. It was announced that PAC will face Jon Moxley in next week’s Dynamite.ALSO READ | AEW DYNAMITE: Jon Moxley leaves WWE and criticises WWE scriptOther Matches FOLLOW US First Published: 17th October, 2019 14:41 IST Mrigank Pandey 10 months ago WWE News: 6 WWE stars who might move towards AEW in the future 10 months ago WWE NXT-AEW: Television ratings and other demographics from this week WATCH US LIVE Written By All Elite Wrestling (AEW) started its first weekly broadcast in the form of ‘Dynamite’, this October. Fans of Pro-Wrestling have been very excited about AEW’s entry into space which is dominated by the WWE’s product. The third episode of Dynamite aired on the morning of October 17. Here are the highlights. ALSO READ | WWE News: 6 WWE stars who might move towards AEW in the futureAEW Dynamite: Chris Jericho vs. Darby Allin – Street Fight for the AEW World Heavyweight Championship WE RECOMMENDcenter_img ALSO READ | AEW Dynamite: Kenny Omega attacked by Pac and Moxley, highlights Riho (champion) vs. Dr Britt Baker for the AEW Women’s Championship (Riho won)  The Lucha Brothers vs. Jungle Boy and Marco Stunt for the AEW Tag Team Championship Tournament FIRST ROUND (The Lucha Brothers won) Ortiz and Santana vs. Silver and Reynolds (Ortiz and Santana won) Best Friends vs. SCU for the AEW Tag Team Championship Tournament FIRST ROUND (SCU won) COMMENT 11 months ago AEW Dynamite news, results from the inaugural episode of the new show Last Updated: 17th October, 2019 14:41 IST AEW Dynamite Highlights: Jericho Retains Title With Jake Hager’s Help On this week’s AEW Dynamite, Chris Jericho faced Darby Allin and Jon Moxley turned his back on PAC. Check out all the main highlights in this article. 10 months ago AEW DYNAMITE: Jon Moxley leaves WWE and criticises WWE script SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago AEW Dynamite Preview: Jericho and Guevara to face Runnels and Page Darby Allin got some momentum on Chris Jericho at the start of the match but Jericho eventually got out a Kendo stick and used it on Allin, ruthlessly. Allin took a few shots at Jericho too but to no avail. Jericho then proceeded to tie Allin’s hands up by using a ducktape. To the audience’s thrill, Allin did not need his hands to take the attack to Jericho. The high-flyer executed some superb moves on the World Champion and was about to go aerial once again when Jake Hager attacked him on the turnbuckle and Jericho made a quick pin to retain the title. The ‘Inner Circle’ came out to pop Champagne and celebrate with Jericho.ALSO READ | WWE NXT-AEW: Television ratings and other demographics from this weekAEW Dynamite: Jon Moxley and PAC vs. Adam Page and Kenny Omegalast_img read more

Dream Team Players, Officials Get Share of Japanese Surgeon Reward

first_imgSome officials of Nigeria’s Under-23 football team to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games have already received their cash from the $390,000 donated to the team by a Japanese admirer at the games. Each official is believed to have received $14,000.Sources at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Glass House secretariat in Abuja hinted that the cash backup for the cheques has finally come through more than two months after the donation and already a number of officials have received their payments.Wealthy Japanese surgeon, Katsuya Takasu, was highly impressed with the performance of the Samson Siasia-led team to Rio 2016 despite the many hurdles they faced and wrote out two cheques, one in favour of Siasia and the other for Chelsea star John Mikel Obi. The team agreed that the players be paid by Mikel, while Siasia sort out the officials.The documentation for the cheque in Mikel’s name is expected to be completed this week for the players to also smile to the bank shortly.Both players and officials had earlier expressed fears after the long delay it took to cash the cheques.Nigeria finished third at the Rio Olympics to complete a football Olympics medals set – Gold in 1996, silver in 2008 and bronze in 2016. The bronze was the only medal Team Nigeria returned with from the South American nation.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Thiago Silva ready to make Paris Saint-Germain bow in Europe

first_imgParis Saint-Germain summer signings Thiago Silva and Gregory Van der Wiel will be ready to make their debuts for the club in next Tuesday’s Champions League meeting with Dynamo Kiev, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Thursday.“Van der Wiel and Thiago Silva will be ready against Kiev,” Ancelotti said after leaving both out of his squad for Friday’s Ligue 1 match at home to Toulouse.Ancelotti added that Thiago Silva had been training alone since returning from the Olympics with Brazil carrying an injury.“He will work with the team on Saturday. We have been very careful with him, because he injured himself at the Olympics. We wanted to take our time with him and ease him back,” said the Italian.The former AC Milan defender and Brazil captain was touted by PSG as the best defender in the world after signing a five-year deal at the Parc des Princes in July.Dutch international right-back Van der Wiel moved to the French capital from Ajax on a four-year deal at the beginning of this month. PSG were drawn in Group A of this season’s Champions League alongside Dynamo Kiev, Dinamo Zagreb and Porto.last_img read more