Valdez, PH volleybelles stay positive despite ‘frustrating’ losses

first_imgNAKHON Ratchasima, Thailand — Even for somebody who has a winsome, cheery disposition, Alyssa Valdez still got “very frustrated” after Team Philippines dropped “winnable” matches against Australia and Iran.ADVERTISEMENT The Philippines was leading two sets to none against Australia, and two sets to one against Iran in its first two matches in the ongoing Asian Volleyball Confederation Asian Cup here.On both occasions, Valdez said the team lacked the finishing kick.She said it was simply because the other teams were playing together for a long time, compared to the Philippines which is just starting to get the hang of international competitions after years of absence.“Like Australia they are together for a long time, they have the endgame,” she added. “Iran, it’s the same team we faced in U-23 (Asian juniors), they are still intact up to now. We were together for a few months.”She said that as a team they will need more time to bond, and “overcome this hump.”ADVERTISEMENT Valdez, who unloaded a total of 49 points in those games, said the whole team felt bad about the losses but stated that they’re taking it as a challenge to work harder.“It’s really frustrating because we knew that the games are winnable because they reached fifth sets,” she said in Filipino. “Everyone felt bad but I think we’re all professionals and we take it as a challenge and make it a positive thing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Philippines was to face Kazakhstan late Tuesday afternoon in its last match in the preliminaries.“Maybe God is telling us to give it some more, that it’s gonna be sweeter if we put in more heart in our games,” Valdez told the Inquirer. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “It’s not an issue that we are playing separately back home, because we see each other and train together thrice a week,” said Valdez. “We would know the system of coach Shaq (Delos Santos).”The team is composed of players from different club teams from the often competing Philippine Superliga and the Premier Volleyball League.“We need time to know what’s the strengths and weaknesses of each other because it’s crucial in the endgame so we would know how to make adjustments,” she added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES UP asks UAAP to review ‘deplorable’ calls, ‘incompetent’ officiating in Ateneo loss Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more

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Trump vs Clinton: Who wins when it comes to climate change?

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – We’re still nearly four months removed from the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, but wagers on the November 8th election, of the 45th President of the United States, already fall into the most popular novelty betting category on the BC Lottery Corporation’s website.One BCLC spokesman says the popularity of putting money on the American Presidential race has steadily increased since the agency introduced the online category in 2014.Currently Democrat Hilary Clinton has the edge with 2 to 5 odds as opposed to 2 to 1 for Republican Donald Trump, but it should also be noted that his odds have improved dramatically in the last year and a half, and were sitting at 100 to 1 in January of 2015.- Advertisement -In addition, given that “tepid at best” would arguably describe the temperature of the relationship between the Oil and Gas Industry, and the Obama Administration, which Mrs. Clinton has already assured voters will be the blueprint for her government if she’s elected, there’s more than just a little interest in the Trump candidacy in this region.For some insight into what a Trump Presidency could mean regarding the direction of the debate involving climate change versus energy industry development, we spoke this week with Doctor Kenneth Green, the Senior Director for the Fraser Institutes Centre for Natural Resource Studies…Here’s part of what he had to tell us.Advertisement In a related development, it’s worth noting that delegates at the GOP convention in Cleveland this week have adopted as part of the official Republican election platform, the revival of the Keystone XL Pipeline project, rejected by President Obama.last_img read more

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ARENA 7 GIFT VOUCHERS NOW AVAILABLE IN LETTERKENNY SHOPPING CENTRE

first_imgArena7 Gift Vouchers are a fantastic gift at Christmas and now they can be purchased in Letterkenny Shopping to add to your convenience. Arena7 vouchers are very popular at anytime of the year but especially at Christmas as families can enjoy any of our facilities with our vouchers.Remember the great choice you have at Arena7 1. Laser World2. Waynes World Kids Adventure Centre3. Strikes Bar & Restaurant4. Two Stylish Function Rooms 5. Bite & Bowl Diner6. Bowling World7. Our VIP Private Bowling Room8. Private Karaoke BarArena7 also have packages for kid’s parties, adult nights out and family packages. If you are wondering what to get someone this Christmas then get your Arena7 Gift Voucher today.ARENA 7 GIFT VOUCHERS NOW AVAILABLE IN LETTERKENNY SHOPPING CENTRE was last modified: December 20th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Arena 7BusinessChristmas Gift VouchersFeaturesLetterkenny Shopping Centre.Perfect Giftlast_img read more

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How England could line up at the 2022 Qatar World Cup – predicted XI

first_img 11 11 Centre-back: John Stones – The Yorkshireman’s £50m transfer fee will be long forgotten about and he will have improved his weaknesses to become one of the most established centre-backs in the Premier League. His composure on the ball and confidence to play out of the back will be perfect for this England side’s dynamic style and, at the age of 28, the Qatar World Cup will come with Stones in his prime. 11 Right-back: Kyle Walker – England’s oldest member of this team, aged 32, Walker’s experience will be vital to this side. He will have adapted his game slightly after losing a yard of pace, but will still get forward well, using his knowledge and reading of the game to get in excellent positions. He will be pushed for the starting spot by Mason Holgate, Kyle Walker-Peters, Kieran Trippier and the next big things emerging from Chelsea and Man City’s glowing academies. 11 11 11 Centre-back: Michael Keane – Keane will be 29 years old and will have formed a solid pairing in the centre of defence with Stones. He will be part of a top-four team and a reliable player for club and country who rarely makes mistakes. Phil Jones, Fikayo Tomori and Joe Gomez will be pushing Keane and Stones for a starting spot, but this pairing is one that comfortably got the Three Lions through the qualifiers. 11 Goalkeeper: Jack Butland – click the right arrow, above, to see how England could line up at the 2022 World Cup – A decade after his England debut, Butland will be experienced between the sticks and still only 29. He has a bright future ahead of him and looks to have all the qualities to make a top goalkeeper. He is already being tipped to replace Joe Hart now and by 2022, when Hart will be 35, we expect him to be first choice, with competition from Hart, Freddie Woodman (England’s U20s highly-rated goalkeeper) and Jordan Pickford. 11 Midfield: Eric Dier – Years after being part of Mauricio Pochettino’s Premier League-winning Tottenham side (this is a fun prediction, so we’re allowed some wild speculation!), Eric Dier will be a key part of England in 2022. Aged 28, he will be one of the most experienced players in the Three Lions set up and he will perform his role well alongside Cook, breaking up play and allowing the flair players the freedom to support the main man up top. 11 Attacking midfield: Dele Alli – Playing just behind the forwards, Alli will be the focus of this England side and one of the world’s best number tens. Aged 26, he will have been playing first-team football for a decade and will be keen to add to his trophy collection having won the Premier League with Spurs following a dramatic final day which saw them beat Arsenal to the trophy (there goes that wild speculation again!). The three-man midfield will allow Alli the freedom to support the forwards, as well as roaming freely to find space and unlock opposition defences. 11 11 Midfield: Nathaniel Chalobah – Whether he will still be at Chelsea remains to be seen, but Chalobah’s potential will have been unlocked by 2022 and good end-of-season form will see him get a starting place ahead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Chalobah has played from every England age group from the Under-16s to the senior team and his versatility and athleticism will be key in this dynamic side. England’s football team have won the World Cup. Well, kind of.A Young Lions squad triumphed in the FIFA Under-20s World Cup in South Korea on Sunday, overcoming Venezuela in the final to bring the trophy home.Paul Simpson’s side were the first England team to reach a world showpiece at any level for over half a century. Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s 35th-minute strike, and Freddie Woodman’s second-half penalty save, were vital as they secured the 1-0 victory.READ MORE: England Under-20s: A detailed look at the players who guided the Young Lions to FIFA World Cup successEngland fans have not had much to get excited about over the years and the triumph certainly gives everyone hope of a bright future.The 2018 World Cup in Russia may come too soon for some of these men, whose combined Premier League minutes equals only around 12 matches, but could they be on the plane and starting for Qatar 2022? Of course, the win does not mean they will necessarily make full internationals, but it bodes well for the future.  talkSPORT has taken a look at Gareth Southgate’s current side, the Under-21s and Under-20s and – just for fun – predicted how the Three Lions could line up for the opening game in the Far East, which will be played in December rather than June/July. Click the right arrow, above, to see how England could line up at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar [with formations always changing, we are going with a 4-3-1-2] and comment below with your predictions…then check back here in five years’ time! Midfield: Lewis Cook – Cook has been tipped as a future England international since his early days at Leeds United. He broke into the team aged 17 and showed maturity and good technical ability in the centre of the park. That earned him a £6m move to Bournemouth and, a year later, he captained the U20s to World Cup success. He may be small but his intelligence on the ball will be key for England in 2022, when he will be 25 years old and well established in the Premier League. Forward: Marcus Rashford – The Manchester United forward’s best position will finally have been determined and his pace and combination work in the final third will make him a sure starter for the Three Lions. He will be 25 years old and his speed and movement will help England unlock opposition defences. He will need to perform though, with Dominic Solanke and Dominic Calvert-Lewin having impressive campaigns in front of goal. Left-back: Ben Chilwell – Currently at Leicester, Chilwell will be nearly 26 and a full-back with a great reputation. He has already showed his ability in the Premier League and Champions League, both getting forward for the Foxes and defending well. He will know he cannot slip up though, with a 27-year-old Luke Shaw providing tough competition. Forward: Harry Kane – Still the captain, Kane will be 29 years old and one of the most experienced players in this team. His goalscoring record for club and country will make him one of the world’s best strikers and a favourite to be top scorer in Qatar. He will rise to the occasion in big games and be the man England turn to when they need a moment of magic. He will also be keen to continue his immense record, moving further up the leaderboard as one of the all-time Premier League and England top goalscorers.last_img read more

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SOCCER NEWS: O’DONNELL NETS THE WINNER AS LAGAN GET SEASON OFF TO A FLYER

first_imgBuster will be delighted his Lagan Harps side got their season off to a flyer.Lagan Harps FC NewsOur ladies team won the Shield competition when they beat Bonagee Utd 5-1, scorers were Lauren Harper(3), Nakita Burke and amber Barrett. Our u/18’s put in a great performance before losing out 1-0 to Fanad Utd in the cup final.Our ladies team play Grenncastle Ladies in the Ulster Junior cup next Sunday in Ballyare. Our mens team got their season off to a winning start when they came back from 1-0 down to beat Copany Rovers 2-1. Scorers were Eunan Diver and Stephen O’Donnell. Our u/10’s competed in the Mc Donalds area finals in Sligo where they won two and lost two games.There were some great performances on the day with Luke Parke, Tiernan Brown and Aiesha Kelly particularly good.We would like to thank Helena Doherty and Marty Gallagher for helping with the transport.We also had two girls Mia Devenney and Amy Doherty guesting for Cockhill Celtic. The schoolboys season starts this weekend with our u/12’s home to Raphoe Town and our u/16’s away to the same opposition.In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 4,6,9 and 24. Micky Mc Grath won E50 for most numbers.The club are also selling tickets in the FAI national draw.Tickets cost E10 and can be purchased from any team managers.All money received goes back to the club. SOCCER NEWS: O’DONNELL NETS THE WINNER AS LAGAN GET SEASON OFF TO A FLYER was last modified: September 8th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Lagan Harps FCNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more

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Belgium ready to make ten changes for England World Cup clash

first_imgRoberto Martinez has revealed as many as TEN first team players could be rested for Belgium’s final Group G clash against England.Along with their European rivals, the Red Devils are through to the last 16 after victories over Panama and Tunisia. 2 Premier League duo Kevin De Bruyne and Jan Vertonghen could be rested for the game in Kaliningrad Despite top spot being at stake, Martinez is ready to name a much-changed line-up.“It could be an option,” said Martinez, when asked about changing his entire outfield.“If I was going to speak about every player, I think every one of them deserves to play in the World Cup.“So it’s more important for me to be able to give that opportunity and see how they can react on the pitch and how much they can contribute.“Nobody has got a place guaranteed in this team at the moment. That’s the way we are looking at it. So it could be a possibility do that, yes.” Romelu Lukaku picked up an ankle knock during Belgium’s 5-2 thrashing of Tunisia. Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku missed training on Monday with an ankle problem and, although scans have shown no serious damage, looks unlikely to feature against England.Kevin De Bruyne, Jan Vertonghen and Thomas Meunier are set to be rested too, with the trio are all one booking away from missing the last 16 through suspension.Martinez added: “It would be very unprofessional of us to play anyone with a yellow card against England.“I think it would be very risky and a real gamble to play any of the players who are on a yellow card against England, because you don’t want to have any player missing for the knockout stage.”If England and Belgium end up on the same number of points after Thursday’s game, the first deciding factor will be goal difference – not head-to-head.However, if they’re still even on that front, then FIFA create a head to head mini-league between them which consists solely of the games the three teams played against one another.They are then ranked by their position in this league, before it goes to fair play points and drawing of lots.talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. 2last_img read more

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MTN makes global brands top 100

first_img22 May 2013 South African mobile telecommunications operator MTN was the only African brand to be ranked in the Millward Brown BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2013 survey released on Tuesday. MTN rose nine places to 79th in the eighth edition of the international research agency’s annual survey, with its overall brand value increasing by 23% to US$11.40-billion. MTN made its debut on the list in 2012 in 88th spot. Apple was rated the world’s most valuable brand with a value of $185-billion, followed by Google ($114-billion), IBM ($113-billion) and McDonald’s ($90-billion). “MTN is particularly proud of this accolade because the listing recognises that for a global brand to connect with its consumers, it needs to reflect them,” MTN’s group marketing executive, Jennifer Forrester, said in a statement. Over 150 000 people around the world are surveyed in the Brandz Top 100 Global Brands list, and it is currently the only brand ranking that includes consumer data to calculate brand value. “Increasingly, we see consumers holding brands to higher standards,” Millward Brown’s Eileen Campbell said in the 2013 brand report. “The best brands understand and appreciate more than just what people buy.” Campbell said it was important for brands to adjust and act with greater responsibility. Forrester said that consumers want “to see themselves in the brands they admire. They want to see that a brand, local or global, understands them and knows what they want and need. “As MTN, this is further acknowledgement that we are on the right track with our ongoing efforts to enhance customer experience in our various touch-points in the markets,” she said. MTN operates in 22 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East and has almost 200-million subscribers. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Play Your Part TV series coming soon

first_imgThe new Play Your Part television series will be broadcast from 26 August on SABC 2. Launched on Wednesday, it explores active citizenship in South Africa.Brand South Africa’s Sithembile Ntombela, Katie Mohamed of Brand Fusion, Kabelo Mabalane of Shout for a Safer South Africa and Linda Magapatona-Sangaret, also of Brand South Africa, at the media launch of the Play Your Part television series on 23 August 2017. (Images: Mathiba Molefe)Melissa JavanThe first episode of the new Play Your Part television series would be aired on Saturday, 26 August 2017 on SABC 2, Brand South Africa said yesterday at the show’s media launch in Johannesburg, at the SABC’s Radiopark.WatchThe television series made its debut in June 2014.Guests such as actor and musician Kabelo Mabalane – the show’s host – shared their behind-the-scenes experiences. The TV series aims to inspire South Africans to make a difference in their communities.Brand South Africa said the Play Your Part show would offer viewers an inspirational insight into the world of active citizenship and volunteerism by profiling South Africans across the country who were doing extraordinary things to change people’s lives for the better.We can all play our part through our small efforts and initiatives. #GetInvolved pic.twitter.com/YQJ3zBBIRr— Play Your Part (@PlayYourPartSA) August 23, 2017Every person should build the nation brandDr Kingsley Makhubela, Brand South Africa CEO, said the responsibility of building the country’s nation brand was not just in the hands of the government and Brand South Africa. “Civil society, ordinary people play a fundamental role in building a nation’s brand.”The television series was going “to expose the talent we have in terms of building the nation’s brand, building the country”, he said.Dr Kingsley Makhubela, Brand South Africa CEO, says it is the role of every South African to build the country’s nation brand.It was important to come up with solutions to the country’s issues, said Makhubela. “We urge you to do a good share in building the country’s nation brand.” He thanked the SABC Foundation for collaborating with Brand South Africa in broadcasting the message about the role people needed to play within their communities.Behind-the-scenesKabelo Mabalane is the co-founder of the initiative Shout for a Safer South Africa, a movement against crime and violence. It also promotes active citizenship.Show host Mabalane said it was a privilege to be part of the show. “Sometimes we had to travel far. Every time I met these [active citizens] I would leave feeling inspired to be a better person. Another feeling I experienced was gratitude.“Imagine if you woke up and got to keep only the things you were grateful for the night before. Some would wake up with nothing at all.”Mabalane is a Play Your Part ambassador.Shalate Teffo of the children’s home Dimphonyana Tsa Lapeng is happy that her mother, Asnath, is getting a voice through the Play Your Part TV series. The organisation will be featured on the television show.There are 26 episodes in the series. Chef Mogau Seshoene of The Lazy Makoti features in one, in which she speaks about how her business is preserving the heritage and culture of South Africa. “I have mammas from rural areas and townships who give cooking classes of traditional food recipes.”Seshoene was excited about the show. “I’m interested to see who else features in the television series.“I think Play Your Part is a great initiative; it’s a great way to motivate people – whatever it is you are doing in your little corner can have an impact on the country.”Guests at the launch:Entrepreneur Sabelo Masinga with Geraldine Engelman from Ster-Kinekor Theatres and Dorcas Dube from Partners for Possibility.Brand South Africa CEO Dr Kingsley Makhubela with researchers Jan Wegelin of African Response and Dr Petrus de Kock of Brand South Africa.Brand South Africa’s Rabia Metedad (left) and Tshepiso Malele (right) with Mpange Chapeshamano of Avatar Agency.Thobile Mushwana, a Play Your Part ambassador, with Sithembile Ntombela of Brand South Africa.Tshiamo Tladi of Polar X and Mogau Seshoene of The Lazy Makoti.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Green Building Vocabulary Disputes

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members As any builder knows, construction terms vary from job site to job site; one carpenter’s furring strip is another carpenter’s strapping. Like carpenters, building scientists are inconsistent when it comes to technical terms — in part because building science is a relatively young field.In new fields of learning (including building science), vocabulary generally wanders at first, and eventually converges once consensus is reached. Reaching agreement on technical terms is useful. It helps achieve a desirable goal: efficient communication.Some people cling tightly to their favored vocabulary and resent efforts to encourage consensus on technical terms and definitions. That’s fine, as long as no misunderstandings result.Unless you’re a word junkie, you may roll your eyes at some of the technical disputes listed in the table below. After all, who cares whether WRB stands for “weather-resistant barrier” or “water-resistive barrier”? (Just help me nail up the freakin’ housewrap, okay?)Other readers will delight in these debates. For interested readers, these disputed terms may be food for thought.For the record, I’m not necessarily in favor of all of the terms in the “preferred” column. Many of these vocabulary disputes are not yet resolved. In the meantime, the words we choose should communicate our meaning clearly. Adopting an unusual (though technically correct) term doesn’t improve communication if it leaves the listener or reader confused.Last week’s blog: “One Air Barrier or Two?” center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

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An Introduction to Creating Great Video Thumbnails

first_imgCover image via metamorworks.For more film and video guidelines, tips, and tricks, check out some of these articles below.Breaking Down the Role of the Video Editing SupervisorDaVinci Resolve’s Boring Detector — Offensive or Misunderstood?215 Free Motion Graphics, Sound Textures, Social Designs, and MoreAdobe Unveils Auto Reframe and Other Video Editing Updates7 Tutorials About Editing Audio in Your Film and Video Projects Taking ScreenshotsHowever, for the few platforms that don’t offer a way to scrub through a video to choose an individual frame, you can upload an image yourself. If you’re looking to edit (more on that below), this is where you can upload your final export, as well.Without diving into the how (if you don’t know how to take a screenshot on your computer, here are some quick guides for Mac and PC), you’ll basically be looking for the same style. Also, consider intros or title cards if you have a nice static image from the beginning to choose from.Editing and Adding TitlesDepending on your photo editing expertise (and platform of choice), creating custom thumbnails can either be quick and simple or as intricate and complex as you’d like. Your goal is to try to hit all the points listed above to create a thumbnail image that stands out.After you’ve cleaned up any blurriness and worked with the contrast and colors, you can consider adding things like titles, logos, or other elements. Titles are definitely one of the most important features, and they can be tricky, as thumbnails are often very small on the screen.The trick is to find creative ways to make the title pop off the screen. Using some image-editing tricks like drop shadows, outlines, or colors behind the text will help.If you’re looking for some quick guides, here are a couple that don’t require in-depth Photoshop knowledge:Adobe Spark YouTube Thumbnail MakerPicMaker: DIY Online Thumbnail Creator In this article, we’ll discuss the importance of the thumbnail image for your videos — and how to choose, create, and upload one.I know what you’re thinking: “An entire article on how to create thumbnail images for my videos? Who cares?” And while a video’s thumbnail image might seem like the most trivial of trivialities, in many cases, it’s actually the single most important element of your video’s success.It all comes down to clicks. And for those who say that not all videos — or films — are meant for clicks or even online viewing, you’re right. However, at the end of the day, the film and video industry is unifying with digital content.And when it comes to the bigger, online video platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook, your beautifully shot, tightly edited, award-winning video will only get views if it gets clicks. And when it comes to getting clicks, there are very few elements you can actually control.Along with the title and description, an exciting, enticing, quality thumbnail image is crucial for getting clicks. It’s no coincidence that ninety percent of the top videos on YouTube all have customized thumbnails. So, let’s dive into how to choose, create, and upload the all-important thumbnail image for your videos.Choosing a ThumbnailA good thumbnail draws the interest of the viewer, making them want to see more.Don’t worry, unless you’re making a video series or some sort of template, you don’t usually have to start from scratch. And, if you’re in a rush and can’t make a custom image, just make sure you choose a good thumbnail when you’re uploading to your social video platform.YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and Twitter all allow you (to a degree) to choose a thumbnail image from your video, either by scrubbing through the video or by randomly selecting a few (or several) for you to choose from. Your desired image will depend on the video’s style, message, and goal. Here are some general rules on what to look for:Clear and easy to readIncludes faces, emotion, or actionIdentifies the video’s topicBright, high-contrast, and colorfulEntices you to see morecenter_img Uploading and OptionsFinally, when uploading, you’ll need to be aware of some hard rules and rough guidelines for the various platforms. Here are the recommended file sizes and specs for YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook:YouTube Specs:1280×720 pixel sizeMinimum width of 640 pixelsRatio of 16:9 is idealVimeo Specs:JPG or PNG1080×1600 pixel sizeSame resolution as your video is idealFacebook Specs:1200×628 pixel sizeMinimum size of 600×314 pixelsRatio of 1.91 wide to 1 tall is ideallast_img read more

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