Dog Found Choked to Death in Central Islip

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A dog that appears to have been choked to death, tied up and burned was found stuffed in a black plastic garbage bag in Central Islip this week, Suffolk County authorities said.The young female Pit Bull was found hog-tied with wire cable with burns on the inside of her mouth on Audwin Road at 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to Suffolk County SPCA investigators.A necropsy was performed on the dog, but the results were inconclusive, authorities said.A $2,000.00 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.Suffolk County SPCA investigators ask anyone with information on this case to call them at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.last_img read more

Preview: Ghana Vs Guinea

first_imgThis Friday October 10, we are heading north of Africa, to the Maghreb region, specificall yto Morocco:  the land where the sun sets; the land of Djellaba and of course, the land of the exotic Berber dance. In the city of Casablanca, Guinea would “host” Ghana in the third round qualifier for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Yes you heard me right, Guinea would “host” in Casablanca because that’s how far the deadly virus,Ebola, has taken Guinea’s Syli Nationale and Ghana’s Black Stars. Considered unsafe by CAF for football, Guinea have had to adopt Casablanca as its home grounds for the qualifiers and has already played and beaten Togo there. Well, that was Togo. InGhana; Guinea would have to contend with a stronger customer, one ready to chart a new chapter after a chaotic last few months. Both teams, it seems, have their peculiar challenges in camp before kick off on the green grass.  Should we acquaint ourselves with these challenges by infiltrating their camps? Yes we should! CAMP NEWSIn Guinea’s camp you would find returnee coach, Michel Dussuyer, taking his players through various drills. His calm demeanor belies his anxiety. Dussuyer, who is on a second stint, finds their AFCON qualification diminishing after a 2-0 loss to Uganda on match day 2. He would know that his work is cut out; beat Ghana and revive qualification hopes or lose and forget about the 2015 AFCON. Dussuyer’sjob hasn’t been made easier with injury to three of his big cards: Guy Michel Landel, Kevin Constant and Captain KamilZayatte. The absence of Constant, formerly of AC Milan and Zayatte of English side Sheffield Wednesday, could adversely disturb Dussuyer’s plans. He has called up three local players to fill in, but really,it’s more of quantitative, rather than qualitative replacements. In Ghana’s camp, there is little worry by way of Injuries, but there’s a new man in charge, well not that new. Maxwell Konadu, who assisted “fired” coach, KwesiAppiah has been elevated to head coach on temporary basis and would be in charge for the double header against Guinea; the Casablanca clash and return leg on October 15, in Tamale. So, while the personnel remain the same, the man to call the team has changed. What kind of calls, in terms of formation and deployment of players, would Konadu make? Would his starting eleven vary significantly from that of his former boss? Would the team feed off the usual new manager bounce to deal with the Guinean threat? That’s the air of uncertainty surrounding the Black Stars in Konadu’s first assignment. A lot however would be clearer on match day when the two teams line up. PROBABLE LINE UPSWhen the two teams emerge from the tunnel, Guinea would most likely have in goal NabbyYattara, a bench warmer for French second division side,Arles-Avignon. In the absence of captain Zayatte, who has over 40 caps, Yattara would be protected by a relatively inexperienced backline of Fode Camara from local side Horoya AC,Toulouse left back Issiaga Sylla, Abdoulaye Cissé of Angers, France and Belgium based DjibrilTamsirPaye. This backline is largely inactive and could come unstuck against Ghana’s sharp attack. In midfield, young Naby Keita, 19 years, will play box to box while the lanky BoubacarFofona of Portugal’s Sporting Madeira, would sit and destruct play.On Guinea’s wings will be players who can do damage; Borussia Mönchengladbach’s IbrahimaTroare will operate from the left, while Ibrahima Conte of Anderlecht will hug the lines from the right. Both Ibrahimas are blessed with pace and trickery and with Ghana’s full backs’ propensity for joining the attack, Guinea will find a lot of Joy on the wings. In a two pronged attack, Guinea will field SeydoubaSoumah from Slovan Bratislava, Slovakia and IdrissaSylla of Belgium side, ZulteWaregem. These two, have been the outlet for Guinea’s goals and Idrissa especially, would have to be tracked, as he is quiet good at evading markers and sneaking in on goal. All eyes will be on Maxwell Konadu’s first team sheet, but really it shouldn’t take any hard guesses to predict that Stephen Adams will continue in goal after debuting versus Togo. Harrison Afful will be at right back and Augsburg’s Baba Rahman will be deployed at left back. The central defensive pair of Jonathan Mensah and Awal Mohammed will continue from the Togo game as well. In front of the defense will be Rabiu Mohammed and Kwadwo Asamoah with Christian Atsu and DedeAyew on the wings while Jordan Ayew leads the attack and supported closely by Captain Asamoah Gyan.Both teams have lopsided teams; crafty players upfront but shaky backline. It would thus be no surprise if this game turns out to be a high scoring one. It could end in a 3-2 victory for Ghana as the Black Stars are a shade ahead in quality. If that happens, in Konadu’s eyes, Morroco, wouldn’t be the land where the sun sets; it would be one, where it rises.last_img read more

Industry Insights: “Hulu’s Das Boot” Composer Matthias Weber

first_imgWe interviewed Das Boot’s composer, Matthias Weber, on his approach to the sequel to Wolfgang Petersen’s iconic 1981 feature film.Matthias Weber. (Photo by Michael Roud.)PremiumBeat: Matthias, you worked on the pilots for both The Sopranos and The Good Wife. It must be thrilling, and daunting, to determine the sound of something that is in the mere infant stage artistically. What is the process for you when working on a pilot episode?Matthias Weber: Regarding The Sopranos, I have to clarify that there was no permanent composer working on the show. They wanted to be different and work exclusively with songs — a really fresh musical approach. I created some custom tracks for the show: Cathy Dayak, the music editor and music supervisor, called me a few times when they needed something specific. One track I created was an opera track, another one I remember was a textural suspense track.For The Good Wife, though, I did score the original pilot. I say “original” because there is usually a pilot episode that is created for the network to decide whether they want to do the show or not. If they green light the show, the actual pilot episode gets produced, often times with a completely new crew. In this case, I was brought on board by the English director Charles McDougall. Unlike in movies, where the director usually picks the composer, in TV, the executive producer/showrunner gets to pick. It is a highly political process, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. On this one, I lost.I approach a pilot episode like I approach any other project and ask myself What does the story need? Who are the characters? What musical colors and themes would help tell the story? The difference, compared to other formats, is that there is even less time to think about it and experiment. The moment you get a rough cut and you start working on it, that rough cut is being recut and changed at the same time, sometimes more, sometimes less drastically, so you are always behind. It gets so beyond crazy that it is fun again. I remember everyone being happy with my musical approach, so it did inform the actual score.Hulu’s Das Boot via Bavaria Films.PB: Wolfgang Peterson’s Das Boot is a haunting, classic 1981 anti-war film. You recently scored the Hulu eight-hour mini-series sequel to that iconic film. What about the current world climate do you think motivated this project, happening thirty-seven years after it was first produced? Any obligation to approach the score with a nod to the original film, or were their alternative influences when crafting the score?MW: With politics seemingly going down the extreme right-wing drain all over the world, and Nazis popping up left and right, it probably seemed like an appropriate time to bring back the horror of fascism and everything that comes with it. The biggest challenge in my musical approach was if and how to incorporate Klaus Doldinger’s legendary theme from the original movie. Andreas Prochaska, our director, was initially against using it to avoid any association and expectation on the audience’s part, regarding the Peterson version. Once you hear the theme, you want to see Prochnow and the rest of his crew. Another reason why he was hesitant is the fact that Doldinger’s theme is a long theme with a lot of notes. And as brilliant as it is, when I work with Andreas, we usually go the minimalist route. We try to avoid long, melodic musical statements. We like to stay a bit more abstract, more ambiguous. The more melodic the music gets, the more it makes clear statements that tell the audience what to think. There is a place for that and we do it, but only when we really feel it is right and appropriate.I spend a lot of time trying to create interesting textures and soundscapes, be it from electronic sources or from organic sources that I manipulate and process later. Sometimes, I record an instrument or a whole orchestra and pitch it down, slow it way down, reverse it, process it with effects, etc. This way we create these atmospheric, often unidentifiable, living and breathing drones that put the audience in a mood, but leave them the freedom to feel and think for themselves. In addition to these sustained tonal and atonal qualities, I create a lot of pulsating, rhythmic elements that propel the story forward and give it energy.Das Boot is full with these textures and pulses, staying true to the Prochaska/Weber style. Unlike Andreas, the producers really wanted to use the original theme, because it is so iconic and famous. My solution was to use only fragments of Klaus’s main theme. For instance, in the main title, I juxtapose two short quotes of Doldinger with one of my main melodic ideas — a simple piano theme. The whole thing is embedded in metallic musical sound design and an underlying bass pulse that pays homage to the analogue synth bass lines of the ’80s. Similar to what Doldinger did, just updated.For the most dramatic moments in the show, I use a big string orchestra in combination with my main electronic instrument, the Continuum Fingerboard. Combining analog and digital into a (hopefully) interesting and different collage of sounds.Wolfgang Petersen and author Lothar-Günther Buchheim on the set of Das Boot, 1979.PB: Is crafting the musically emotional journey of material different with a limited mini-series vs. episodic, over multiple seasons?MW: Like I mentioned earlier, I treat every format pretty much the same way, asking myself what musical colors will work for the story, the characters, the time it takes place, the location. Of course, the more installments there are, the more there is a chance that additional new, thematic material is needed.PB: Do you find inspiration presents itself in multiple ways, or do you have a set way of working on a new score?MW: I have a big group of filmmakers, directors, and producers, who I have worked with repeatedly over the years. They involve me early on in the process. They send me scripts before they start shooting. Whenever I read a script, ideas pop into my head right away, and I start experimenting with musical colors and motifs. More often than not, these early ideas work quite well for the early versions of a cut. That way, we can avoid using temp music — meaning music from other composers — usually from other movies. That temporary music tends to get stuck in the filmmakers’ heads and, often times, it is hard to get musical ideas across that are not based on that music, in one way or another.When I work with new directors, most of the time I get a picture that is close to being locked, and most of the time there will be temp music. In that case, it is almost impossible to mute the temp music and pretend to start from scratch, with a clean slate. Not my preferred way of working. I am a bit spoiled, I have to admit. On the other hand, temp tracks can be very helpful, especially when working with new people I have never worked with. It is hard to talk about music. When there is something already there, it helps to discuss what works and what doesn’t.PB: Any general (or specific) advice for young composers who want to be working in film and/or television?MW: What has worked for me, and for many other composers, is finding established composers to work for and gain experience that way. The Society of Composers and Lyricists (and other organizations) have internship programs, for instance. Another way is to approach music editors, music supervisors, and picture editors. If you can get them to listen to your music, and if they like it, they might be able to help. If you are in school (or not) try to hook up with young filmmakers and score their student films. Create relationships. Go where film people hang out — film festivals, premieres, industry panels.Musically, I think it is good to listen to as much music, in as many different styles, as possible. Especially non-film music. Find out what everybody else is doing, and then do it your way. Don’t forget to have fun!Cover image via Das Boot (Hulu).Looking for more industry interviews? Check these out.Industry Insights: Cinematographer Adrian Peng CorreiaIndustry Insights: The Horror Scores of The Newton BrothersVFX Master Michael Conelly Talks AR and VR TechnologyIndustry Interview: Emmy-Nominated Composer Dominik ScherrerIndustry Interview: Documentary Editor Aaron Wickendenlast_img read more

9 months agoPochettino maintains full trust in Tottenham contract rebel Eriksen

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Pochettino maintains full trust in Tottenham contract rebel Eriksenby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has trust in Christian Eriksen amid his continuing negotiations over a contract extension.The Dane stated this week that he was waiting for the club to appease his demands.Eriksen’s current contract expires in 2020 and Pochettino believes he can count on him to perform until then.He said: “We hope that he can be here for a long time.”I think Christian is a fantastic player. I was in Copenhagen in the summer and spent a good time with my wife, and Christian, in a very nice restaurant!”We hope that Christian can commit to the club with a long-term contract – but in football business it is about timings and negotiations.”He is ready to wait. Maybe sign this week, maybe sign in six months.”For me, it is not a point to discuss. He is very committed with us and he is playing so well. He is a great player and I am so happy with him.”He is a special person and you need to give him some freedom on the pitch.”You cannot put him in a box to play, you need to give freedom and trust in him.”It’s like my dog in the park – I say, ‘go, I trust in you!’. Christian, you need to trust in him.”There is going to be a decision, and I hope he will commit to the club for the long term.” last_img read more

NPSS seeking publics help in choosing new mascot

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace Secondary School is having a contest for residents of the Peace Region region to find them a new school mascot.After many years of faithful service the Ookapik and Oscar are hang up their pompoms for a well deserved retirement. The mascots’ retirement leaves a hole in the position that NPSS hopes residents of the Peace Region can fill.NPSS is asking that residents fill out a survey giving their opinion on what or who the new school mascot should be. The survey can be found on the NPSS website at: http://www.npss.prn.bc.ca/?page_id=4369Rules for the contest are listed below:The name must be tasteful and appropriate for all audiencesThe name needs to work as a symbol from our Northern CommunityThe mascot and name needs to be a readily identifiable character and must also not overlap other local school mascots.Contest entries will be evaluated by NPSS’s three panel administration with the winner being awarded an authentic NPSS Spirit Wear hooded sweatshirt.All entries for the contest must be filled out by June 5th at 12:00 a.m.last_img read more

Federal Election to start Wednesday

first_imgIn Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies, incumbent MP and Conservative Bob Zimmer will be running for re-election. At this point, there are only two other candidates running in our riding. That includes the Peoples Party of Canada candidate Ron Valliant and Green Party, candidate Catharine Kendall. The NDP and Liberals have yet to announce candidates for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies.Here is the current seat breakdown from CTV News as of September 10, 2019. A party needs 170 seats for a majority government.Liberal: 177Conservative: 95NDP: 39Bloc Québécois: 10Independent: 8Green Party: 2Co-operative Commonwealth Federation: 1People’s Party: 1 OTTAWA, O.N. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will officially start 2019 Federal Election on Wednesday.According to CTV News, Trudeau will visit the Governor-General on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Eastern and official request for Parliament to be dissolved and start the next election.Election day will be October 21, 2019.last_img read more

Neville Next six months will be critical for Man United

first_imgManchester United great Gary Neville expects the upcoming six months to be critical as the club aim to rebuild once againThe Red Devils parted with manager Jose Mourinho on Tuesday following Sunday’s 3-1 defeat at Liverpool.The Portuguese coach was left frustrated by the lack of support he received in the summer transfer window and refused to make changes to the club in a similar manner to what Arsenal have done.“This next six months is a critical period of planning and restructuring,” Neville told Sky Sports.“I can’t for one minute believe that the board and owners are going to continue to operate the club off the pitch in the same way they have in the last few years.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“They need the best in class football leaders in that club, that’s people who have done it with the best clubs in the world, the best clubs in Europe who have operated recruitment departments, who have looked at the technical side of the game, academies to first team – Sir Alex Ferguson did that himself. He linked the whole club as one, and that’s not possible any more. The club’s too big, it’s huge.“They have got a fantastic commercial and operations side, a model that has been copied all around the world, and they deserve huge credit for that.“It’s innovative, it’s a machine. But on the football side, since Sir Alex and David Gill left, there’s been a huge void.“I think it’s time to put a more modern system in – sporting director, technical director – but the very best in class.”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to replace Mourinho as interim manager at Old Trafford.last_img read more

Four teens arrested for attack near Petco Park

first_img November 19, 2018 Updated: 10:59 PM Sasha Foo, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo center_img Posted: November 19, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego police have arrested four teenagers for the beating of a man near the pedestrian bridge across from Petco Park.A 56 year old man is in the hospital on life support and is not expected to survive. Police say the attack occurred on Sunday, just after 2 p.m. According to investigators, the victim and the teenagers were involved in an argument prior to the attack. Witnesses say even after the man was knocked to the ground, the teens continue to hit him. When bystanders began yelling at the teenagers to stop, the group ran away. Investigators say a 19 year old male, and three girls, ages 14, 15 and 17 were later arrested on charges of felony battery. Although police have not indicated a motive for the beating, a friend of the suspects said the victim was attacked following a lewd act inside one of the bridge elevators in which the older man exposed his privates to the teens. Samuel, whose a friend of the suspects said he felt the attack was justified.“I think the guy deserves it. He deserves to be beaten up for exposing himself to younger females. They were 14 and 15 years old so he deserves it,” Samuel said.Investigators are working on identifying other possible suspects in the assault. Anyone with information is asked to contact the San Diego Police Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Four teens arrested for attack near Petco Parklast_img read more