Dimitar Berbatov, restored to the starting line-up by Rene Meulensteen, had two chances to give Fulham a dream start to the new manager’s reign.During a lively start at Craven Cottage, Jermain Defoe, in the Tottenham starting line-up for only the second time this season, had an early shot from the edge of the penalty area well saved by Maarten Stekelenburg.Spurs then had to withstand a spell of pressure and their former striker Berbatov, keen to move in January according to his agent, mis-controlled after being put through by Alex Kacaniklic, enabling keeper Hugo Lloris to gather the ball.Berbatov’s inclusion was one of seven changes made by Meulensteen.In came the likes of Giorgos Karagounis, who had a stinging shot saved by Lloris, Ashkan Dejagah and Philippe Senderos, while John Arne Riise – an outcast under sacked boss Martin Jol – was given his first start since August.The new-look team have started well and another opportunity fell to Berbatov when he was found by Pajtim Kasami’s cross, but he was denied at point-blank range by Lloris’ fine save.Fulham: Stekelenburg, Riether, Hughes, Senderos, Riise, Karagounis, Parker, Kasami, Dejagah, Kacaniklic, Berbatov.Subs: Sidwell, Ruiz, Stockdale, Duff, Taarabt, Zverotic, Boateng.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Goalkeeper Andy Lonergan misses out on Fulham’s trip to Burnley, with Joe Lewis replacing him.It is the only change from the 4-1 win at Bristol City, with Moussa Dembele retaining his place up front after five goals in his last three games.Matt Smith is once again on a very strong bench, alongside the likes of Luke Garbutt, Ben Pringle, Lasse Christensen, Cauley Woodrow and Alex Kacankilic.Burnley, who like Fulham are unbeaten in their last five matches, name an unchanged side from the one which beat Huddersfield on Saturday.It means former QPR midfielder Joey Barton and ex-Brentford striker Andre Gray start, with one-time Bees loanee Chris Long among the substitutes.Burnley: Heaton; Darikwa, Duff, Keane, Mee; Boyd, Jones, Barton, Arfield; Vokes, Gray. Subs: Gilks, Ward, Ulvestad, Taylor, Lowton, Long, Hennings.Fulham: Lonergan; Burn, Stearman, Ream, Husband; Tunnicliffe, Cairney; Fredericks, McCormack, O’Hara; Dembele. Subs: Rodak, Garbutt, Pringle, Christensen, Kacaniklic, Woodrow, Smith.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
PremiumBeat spoke with John Downer about his new nature documentary SERENGETI, following different species of animals throughout Africa.PremiumBeat: What’s your background, and how did you find yourself in nature documentary filmmaking?John Downer: I’ve been interested in animals all my life. And that made me study Zoology in University. After University, I went into the BBC. So that gave me the chance to see my dream, and also work in the naturalist unit of BBC. That’s where I started to cut my taste making films. But I always have thought there must be another way to make a naturalistic film, you know, rather than the conventional way. I felt that if we are making films about animals, we should be in that world. I think the viewer should see a flying bird and they should be an inch away from it. If you are looking at a lion, you should be in the grass. So, that’s what has driven me across my career. It’s been a long career now, it’s a matter of about thirty years. And I think of the one moment that everything came together because I had all the experience and the techniques that I needed.And, so you know, it’s been a process.©2019 JDP/BBC/Discovery Channel // Photo Courtesy of DiscoveryPB: I’m sure you had a lot of unique camera systems for SERENGETI. What did those look like? JD: Well, first on the camera system, I was to inherit a lot of stuff I used in my Spy series. That’s why we were using camera disguises to capture unique viewpoints. At the end of the day, you pick those cameras up, you don’t know what’s going to be on them, but there’s usually a treasure, and so those really helped. The biggest breakthrough is the stabilized camera system technology, which would enable us to go way beyond. We used that in various, various forms. From really sophisticated and expensive camera systems that could support a 1500mm lens and film, while on the move.On the other side, you can have all this equipment … the animals got to be happy with and tolerate it. We spent nearly two years with the animals and we became invisible to them, effectively. They just didn’t care about our presence and were almost oblivious to us. That’s when you know you’re capturing the most incredible behavior by being inside their world. That was the dream of this production, and suddenly, it was all possible. Drone technology, as well, has helped immensely. The drone captured something incredible — that we’ve never seen before — involving a snake and one of our main characters. No one would have ever written that into a storyline, and that’s what’s so exciting for me. So, it all came together, just at the right point for this series.PB: The storyline is beautiful, tragic, heroic, and emotional. What’s your process like for “casting” the animals for a series like this?JD: It’s based on what we know and also we got a huge experience. We could sort of block out what is being expected to happen. The series is told by the seasons that impact the animals in different ways. So, we were so ready to change when we started to film. And, you know, the end of the storyline became very different from the one we started with. The incredible events we filmed, you could never script. In the beginning, if we had written them, we wouldn’t imagine they’d be possible. That’s what was so exciting for me about this project. The storyline itself changed and changed through what the animals did.©2019 JDP/BBC/Discovery Channel // Photo Courtesy of DiscoveryPB: How important is that adaptability for a documentary filmmaker?JD: I think the big challenge is you got to understand your animal and the complexities of their lives and their decision making. If it is going to be a successful filming, you got to understand them and we have an incredible team.We have a really experienced team who have spent a lot of their lives in Africa. Between them, there was over one hundred years of experience filming Africa. They understood them very well. The animals’ lives are complex and not predictable. Maybe they have been to the water several times and that’s where they are going to be tomorrow. They’re going to be heading for that water. It’s the kind of thing that only experience could give you and I was lucky,.The other thing is you got to know that if the animals move into a certain area, this is going to bring them into conflict with someone else. And so, you’re looking out for that conflict because a lot of it is for anticipation — in terms of what’s going to happen. If you are just simply following the animals and expecting their behavior, you’re going to miss it because you got to see what’s coming before they do. And so, there’s a lot of that knowledge supplied to it … it’s always, always a surprise. ©2019 JDP/BBC/Discovery Channel // Photo Courtesy of DiscoveryPB: If you’re a new filmmaker just getting into the field or starting your career, and you want to get into nature documentaries, what advice would you have for them? JD: Know your subject. That means spending a lot of time with them. We’re storytellers. We are telling a story of nature and you’ve got to know that subject and know what story it’s telling you. We’re trying to make sure that people understand the connection we have with other animals. We live in cities, we live a distance from nature. Once those same animals, this was their world. And so, what we try to do is to make people passionate about it, so that we can reconnect them with nature. You reconnect with nature by understanding and that will make us care. If we care, we will protect.Check out this exclusive clip of the next episode of SERENGETI from our friends at Discovery!Video Playerhttps://assets.rocketstock.com/uploads/2019/08/Serengeti_Bakari_Struggles-of-Parenting.mp400:0000:0002:22Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Cover image via SERENGETI.Looking for more industry interviews? Check these out.Industry Insights: Production Designer John Paino Tells Big Little LiesIndustry Insights: Hulu’s Das Boot Composer Matthias WeberIndustry Interview: DJ Stipsen, DP of “What We Do in the Shadows”Industry Insights: Behind the Scenes with Editor Nena ErbIndustry Insights: The Blasting Company on Animation Scoring
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“It was definitely a great feel-out game, if you want to call it that, for the playoffs,” Irving said. “Home-court advantage was at stake and I know we see them again one more time. We’ll see how that goes and just keep on getting better for the rest of the regular season.”After struggling in recent weeks, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said it’s to be determined how much of it carries over.“I don’t know,” he said. “We’ll find out.”Bojan Bogdanovic led the Pacers with 27 points. Thaddeus Young added 18 points and nine rebounds. Myles Turner finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds.The game featured 10 ties and six lead changes.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Timberwolves escape Warriors in controversial overtime finish LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving makes the game-winning shot in the final seconds of the team’s 114-112 win over the Indiana Pacers during an NBA basketball game Friday, March 29, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)BOSTON— The Boston Celtics are approaching the final two weeks of the regular season as if the playoffs have already begun.They started by beating a team they could see again when the postseason officially tips off.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Google Philippines names new country director RESTED AND RUNNINGThe Celtics entered Friday’s matchup on two days’ rest and played with energy at the outset, taking a 20-9 lead. Unlike in some of its previous losses in which its lack of fast-break points was glaring, Boston made it a point to push the ball.Five of its first nine points came in transition and included a nice behind-the-back pass by Smart to Horford for a dunk that prompted Indiana to call the game’s first timeout.Irving was even fresher after sitting out Tuesday’s win over Cleveland specifically to rest. He hit his first three shots.The Pacers didn’t have a single transition basket in the first quarter, were outscored 18-6 in the paint and trailed by as many as 13.But Indiana got 18 first-half points from Bogdanovic and trimmed the Celtics’ lead to 63-60 at the half. The Pacers kept attacking after halftime, outscoring Boston 31-26 in the third quarter to take a 91-89 lead into the final period.UP NEXTPacers: Host Orlando on Saturday.Celtics: At Brooklyn on Saturday. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag “This is expected,” Pacers guard Darren Collison said of the tightly contested game. “Both teams are trying to play for something, so it was expected that the atmosphere was like this. Nothing less.”Neither team will be able to relax as the regular season winds down.Both Indiana and Boston play five of the final six games against teams currently in playoff position.The Celtics slipped out to 105-99 lead early in the fourth quarter, after Indiana went 2:42 without a basket. But the Pacers recovered with a 6-0 run to tie the game a 105 with 4 minutes to play.It was tied again at 107 when Marcus Smart drained a 3-pointer late in the shot clock. But Collison answered with his own 3 on the other end.The Pacers had a chance to break another tie at 112 with less than minute to play, but Young came up short on a driving layup.The Celtics turned it over on Smart’s errant pass coming out of a timeout, giving Indiana the ball back. The Pacers ran the clock down and it wound in the hands of Collison, who misfired on a jumper with 10.2 seconds remaining to set up Irving’s final shot.TIP-INSPacers: Finished 12 of 27 from the 3-point line.Celtics: Baynes posted his first double-double of the season. Kyrie Irving hit a driving layup with 0.5 seconds left and the Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 114-112 on Friday night.Boston moved into fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings. Both teams have identical 45-31 records, but the Celtics lead the regular-season series 2-1, giving them the current inside track on home-court advantage in a first-round series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsIrving finished with 30 points and five assists. He has scored at least 30 points in six of his last seven games. Al Horford added 19 points and seven rebounds. Aron Baynes had 13 points and 13 rebounds.If the current standings hold, the teams would meet in the first round. Their final regular-season meeting is Friday in Indiana. View comments
Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Whatever happens in the other series, the best-of-three finals will begin on Tuesday.The Blaze Spikers were jolted by the HD Spikers’ strong start in Game 2.“I’m so impressed with Cignal but I’m more impressed with the way we responded,” said Niemer, the 6-foot-1 spiker from Kentucky. “We kept cool, I mean they’re are digging some shots that normally score for us.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Unstoppable as Petron seems to be, it has not yet reached its peak form, according to one of its stars.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Mondilla, Kim still tied after 3 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After watching her team string up its 17th straight win, losing just three sets along the way, Petron import Stephanie Niemer feels the Blaze Spikers will get even better now that they have reached their seventh straight final.“I don’t think we even hit our peak yet,” said Niemer, who dropped 35 points in Thursday’s 23-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-21 win over Cignal at Filoil Flying V Centre, sweeping the best-of-three semifinals of the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I mean we didn’t all jell today. We needed to battle some things but I think we got enough practice to prepare for our next game. I still think we still have room to improve and that’s pretty awesome,” she added.Petron will face the winner in the other semifinal series. F2 Logistics was holding a 1-0 lead over PLDT and could wrap it up with a win in a game that was being played at press time. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Quarterback J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rushes for a fourth quarter touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Ohio State’s 2015 recruiting class is pretty stacked, as you’d expect it would be right after winning a national championship. Four star quarterback Joey Burrow signed his letter of intent this morning, and is already staking his claim as Buckeye fans’ favorite player in the class. Shortly after posting a tweet about his signing day, he sent a picture of toilet paper with a Michigan football logo on it.One dream down now it’s time to chase some more. Special day with my friends pic.twitter.com/byDCNhXtcK— Joey Burrow (@Joe_Burrow10) February 4, 2015Where they should be pic.twitter.com/WD8M9kHl9R— Joey Burrow (@Joe_Burrow10) February 4, 2015That is certainly a good way for a Buckeye to endear himself to his fanbase.[Bleacher Report]
LAWRENCE, KS – MARCH 03: Wayne Selden Jr. #1 of the Kansas Jayhawks stands with Devonte Graham #4 and Kelly Oubre Jr. #12 after the Jayhawks defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers 76-69 in overtime to win the game and clinch their eleventh straight Big IX Championship title at Allen Fieldhouse on March 3, 2015 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Kansas freshman forward Kelly Oubre Jr., declared for the 2015 NBA Draft today. He’s pretty much a lock to be selected in the first round, and could even merit a spot in the lottery. Oubre Jr. made his move official in a video released by Kansas moments ago. In it, he declares he’s a “Jayhawk for Life.” //“It’s been a blessing to play the game with KANSAS across my chest…”Kelly Oubre Jr declares for the 2015 NBA Draft: kuathne.ws/1G59hxu #alwaysajayhawk #kubballPosted by Kansas Men’s Basketball on Wednesday, April 1, 2015Oubre Jr. averaged 9.3 points and 5.0 rebounds in 21.0 minutes per game in his lone season in Lawrence.
DURHAM, NC – FEBRUARY 09: Cameron Crazies, fans of the Duke Blue Devils, prepare for their game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 9, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)When Duke’s men’s basketball program won its fifth national championship under Mike Krzyzewski this past spring, it was time for the following car to get a new license plate. The driver of this Subaru Outback gets a new custom license plate every time the Blue Devils win a national title. Here they are: # 5 and Kounting pic.twitter.com/HoNr1uOVm6— Brad Allen Cleary (@bacduke_hoops) June 7, 2015Are all of the license plates kept on the car or were they just being shown off together? Either way, it’s an impressive collection.