Leeds boss Warnock tells Hughes to ‘get own house in order’

first_imgLeeds United boss Neil Warnock has taken another swipe at his former club, insisting Mark Hughes is wrong to suggest some of QPR’s problems are down to the previous management.Warnock, who was replaced by the Welshman at Loftus Road in January, last week declared that Rangers had ‘lost part of their soul’ because of the number of foreign players signed by Hughes.And in another dig at his successor, Warnock told talkSPORT: “There are quotes coming out sometimes from the current manager and I don’t accept it.“’We’re trying to get away from last year’ – but I bet they wish they were [in the same position as] last year this time.“I think people should just look after their own house, put their own house in order.“I thought we had a great dressing room spirit and you probably have to look at that and think ‘Have they got one now?’”See also:Leeds boss Warnock has dig at 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Who’s sitting on the Warriors’ latest back-to-back?

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!LOS ANGELES — Even if the Warriors want the No. 1 seed, they have still considered health as the No. 1 priority.Exhibit A: Veteran center Andrew Bogut and veteran forward Shaun Livingston will sit out when the Warriors (53-23) visit the Los Angeles Lakers (35-43) on Thursday. The team had them stay in the Bay Area instead of traveling for their two-day trip down …last_img read more

All About Attic Venting

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. Most homeowners and builders believe that attics should be vented. If you walk down to your local lumberyard and lean on the counter, the employees and nearby customers will offer a variety of opinions about why attics need to be vented. Unfortunately, it’s highly unlikely that the statements you hear will be true.Here are the four most common reasons people suggest to explain the practice of venting attics:Although attic ventilation is sometimes able to contribute in a very small way to addressing the problems on this list, there are much better solutions to all four problems than ventilation.If you plan to install insulation on your attic floor, then most building codes require that the attic be vented. (For example, see Section R806.1 of the 2015 International Residential Code.)The standard code formula requires 1 square foot of net free ventilation area for every 300 square feet of attic floor area, assuming that half of the ventilation openings are located in the lower half of the attic (generally at the soffit) and half near or at the ridge. If a roof has only soffit vents and no ridge vents, most codes require 1 square foot of net free ventilation area for every 150 square feet of attic floor area.Manufacturers of soffit vents and ridge vents usually specify the net free vent area of their products on product packaging or in specifications available online. (Researchers have shown that the net free vent areas reported by manufacturers are exaggerated, but that is a topic for another article.)If you plan to install insulation between your rafters, building codes require that the attic be sealed (unvented). The code allows you to install a ventilation channel between the underside of the roof sheathing and the top of the insulation installed between the rafters if you… This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

Will Future Landlords Manage Their Properties Completely Online?

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Related Posts Frank Landman For landlords, the internet provides unrivaled convenience for getting things done without needing to travel, wait around for late clients, or waste gas delivering physical contracts. Thanks to the convenience of internet technology, being a landlord could soon become a work-from-home job.Tedious tasks can be managed onlineFor property investors, being a landlord is a full-time job that involves daily tedious tasks. In addition to collecting rent, landlords have to play the roles of bookkeeper, investor, marketer, property inspector, and more. It’s no wonder they’re quick to use software and other tools to manage their properties online.With cloud-based software applications, landlords can perform background checks, post listings, market vacancies, and track their finances without leaving their home office. Landlords can also outsource most or all of their responsibilities to a property management company.The way businesses are moving to a fully digital presence, it’s only a matter of time before all human interaction disappears from a landlord’s job description. There might be people who will interact with tenants on a landlord’s behalf, but property owners will be tucked away behind the scenes.Being a landlord is destined to become a hands-off jobBefore the mobile device revolution, being a landlord required meeting prospective tenants in person to show the property and get a feel for them. Landlords would either collect rent from tenants by going door-to-door, or request the tenant mail them a check. Maintenance and repairs were done by the landlord or a trusted contractor, but the landlord would always show up to assess the situation first.Today, many landlords outsource their tasks to a property management company to free up their time. An investor can’t play the role of landlord and grow their portfolio at the same time. A property management company, on the other hand, exists specifically to fulfill the duties of a landlord. However, even property management companies use digital tools to manage tasks online.For example, many property management companies collect rent online or through an automated system. Tenants can either pay rent each month or have rent deducted automatically. When rent is automatically deducted from a tenant’s bank account each month, the tenant can’t come up with an excuse for not mailing a check. Some landlords provide a discount incentive for a tenant to choose automatic deduction just to avoid hassling with late rent and late fees.Several popular real estate apps used by landlords and property managers include:Trulia and Zillow. Although these apps list properties for sale, they were created to serve real estate agents.MobileLandlord. This app is for landlords to manage up to five properties in one spot. For example, users can set reminder alerts for renewals and permits.Property Buddy. Similar to MobileLandlord, Property Buddy helps landlords keep track of information like payments, lease information, and any other trackable data.Rentometer Express. Landlords use this app to check the average rental price for apartments and houses in a specified U.S. city.Ask a Lawyer. This handy app is a free resource for getting fast answers to simple legal questions.RentTracker. This app makes it easy for tenants to pay rent and receive a receipt online.Landlordly. This app is more sophisticated than most, and integrates with iPhone’s camera, email, and messaging features.Houzz. For landlords who prefer to furnish their rentals, Houzz provides endless ideas and inspiration for every room in the house. The app also provides links to purchase the items seen in the inspirational photos.TenantCloud. This app is a good solution for landlords to manage multiple aspects of a property. Tenants can use it to pay rent online, and landlords can use it to screen applicants, track contractor invoices and other bills, and it creates communication between landlords and property managers.Digital real estate tools support landlords more than tenantsWhile digital tools exist to support landlords, tenants aren’t so lucky. The tools that exist to facilitate property management tasks are mostly built for landlords, not tenants. Although some landlord apps benefit tenants (like online rent collection), apps like that were created for landlords and the features are geared toward landlords.There’s a shortage of software development specifically for meeting a tenant’s needs. The apps are one-sided. For example, most tenants can’t submit a rental application entirely online, but a landlord can fulfill all of his or her lease duties online.For instance, some property managers will email prospects a PDF of the rental application, but the tenant needs to print it, fill it out with a pen, sign, and return the document in the mail. Few landlords will prepare fully digital lease agreements to be electronically signed by tenants.Anything that makes a renter’s life easier also makes a landlord’s life easier. Unfortunately, application developers focus on making the landlord’s tasks easier, forgetting that a tenant’s ability to complete their obligations directly affects the landlord.Landlords can fulfill duties completely online when apps meet renters’ needsCurrently, a landlord can’t fulfill every duty entirely from home without outsourcing tasks to a property management company. However, once software developers realize the untapped market for real estate apps that benefit tenants, we’ll see land lording morph into a truly home-based business. Property investors will be able to manage their own properties easily without having to pay a third-party company to do the job. They’ll be able to outsource individual tasks without having to use ten apps to do it.Renters need convenience built for themApps that make a landlord’s job easier sometimes benefit the tenant. For example, some online rent payment apps allow landlords to apply discounts for tenants with automatic rent withdrawals. The discount might only be $10 to $20, but it adds up over the course of a year.Aside from online rent collection, there aren’t many apps used by landlords that benefit tenants directly. Renters need innovative solutions, including the ability to download, fill out, sign, and return a rental application directly from their mobile phone. Online applications should be standard practice by now.Electronic tools for landlords are great but numerousIt’s unclear how many digital tools the average landlord uses, but it’s easy to guess. Many landlords manage the following online:Maintenance requests and repairsProfits and lossesProperty taxesRent collectionInvoices for contractorsCredit checks and background checksTenant screeningAdvertising empty unitsAccounting tasksProperty inspection reportsThere are plenty of digital applications to track the above tasks, but a serious investor only has so much time they can devote to handling minutia. No landlord wants to switch between ten or more apps just to manage their properties. Paper and pen are faster at that point. It makes more sense to have one application to handle all of a landlord’s needs.So far, there doesn’t seem to be an all-in-one solution. However, if that solution did exist, it would also need to function as a portal for landlords to communicate with tenants and respond to maintenance and repair needs. A feature that serves landlords and tenants, and handles repair requests would virtually guarantee the application’s success.Maintenance and repairs: a tenant’s worst nightmareSome tenants won’t call in necessary repairs because they’re used to being ignored, brushed off, or blamed by previous landlords. If tenants could submit repair requests directly to the landlord online, the repair is more likely to be completed in a timely manner. For example, a simple ticketing system can be used to document and prioritize tenant requests without requiring a phone call. The landlord could review each request, set an appointment to handle the repair, and the tenant would be notified electronically.Online landlording: we’re not there… yetSince all landlord duties can be managed online (even by a property management company), landlording has the potential to become a genuine home-based business in the future. However, that potential won’t be realized until we have a single system that streamlines functionality to benefit both landlords and clients.center_img Follow the Puck Frank is a freelance journalist who has worked in various editorial capacities for over 10 years. He covers trends in technology as they relate to business. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

Industry Interview: Cinematographer Adrian Peng Correia

first_imgPremiumBeat sat down with cinematographer Adrian Peng Correia to delve into the relationships and approaches behind his craft.From Glow to Ramy to American Princess, cinematographer Adrian Peng Correia has worked with Netflix, Hulu, and Lifetime to bring an array of sensibilities to life.Image via GLOW (Ali Goldstein/Netflix).PremiumBeat: In the beginning of your career, you worked on many short films. How valuable is it for a young cinematographer to work consistently, even if the budget is minimal? What did you learn from those experiences that helped, once you had the resources of a network behind you?Adrian Peng Correia: Working is critical. There is no real substitute for it, in any regard. The chance to assess written material and represent it visually is too specific an experience to replicate in theory. Also, every experience is different, and the breadth of lessons and insights learned about your craft are immeasurable. You have to work to access that, so any opportunity you can get to shoot in the beginning of your career is a worthwhile endeavor. I know it was for me. The connective tissue between artistic intent, managerial strategy, and interpersonal relationships and leadership are all developed and wrought from shooting on-set with a crew. You refine your taste, not just for how to use camera and light, but how a set is dressed and how to take advantage of it, how to shoot particular costuming, make up, and hair — you refine your style and taste, essentially who you are as a shooter. A cinematographer’s ability to conduct all these separate elements and orchestrate a film’s visuals grow and shift through the projects they are able to shoot. Once you start to work on bigger productions, your instincts and decision-making have been sharpened through these experiences, and allow you to react and improvise with more dexterity and calculated certainty — that saves the one commodity that everyone wants more of and often cannot afford: time.Adrian Peng Corria. (Photo by Sara Terry.)PB: When you get hired on a new project, what is your artistic process? Do you start with the material, the director’s and producers’ visualization, or building your own team? Do you feel the DP’s role is as a collaborator or, rather, to serve the material or vision of the director?APC: It always starts with the script and how the director or showrunner sees the film. I, of course, have my own ideas about how the world should be realized, but it must be in concert with their vision. I can argue for how and why, but in the end, you must strive to make the same picture. Two artistic perspectives that are operating on different wavelengths will result in either failed or unrealized ideas, which in the end, means the same thing — failure. I still do my own diligence in all regards to building the proscenium of light and color and style and meaning. And then, filter and shape it into the film we are all making as a team, hopefully with the production design, costume, hair, and makeup. They are the foundations of the visual world, after all.In terms of how I plan my photography, it is all based in my emotional and psychological response to the material and how the emotional beats of the movie play. How does the execution of the camerawork most fully express those ideas and tones. Once that process begins, and it can be very quick or more languidly paced, depending on the material and people, I begin to put together the crew I think will be best suited to not only the technical aspects, but the artistic and interpersonal, as well. The machinery of the crew must be precise, and personalities and methodologies that can compromise me and the work, in any regard, must be avoided to ensure we can succeed. The DP’s role is to be all these things to everyone. We must collaborate to formulate the taste and style of the show through our director’s and creators’ ideas, and from the page. These are all core principles, but they are also all connected to the people we work with every day. Creativity exists in our own personal vacuum only so much, but through the interplay of all departments, ideas often expand and become richer.Image via GLOW (Ali Goldstein/Netflix).PB: You came on board for the second season of GLOW. Is it difficult to join a critically successful show that has an established aesthetic? How did the ’80s setting play into your choices for color, light, and frame?APC: It is only difficult if you’re expected to be an exact replica of the person you are replacing. If a show allows you to express your ideas and techniques freely, but within the established frame of the show, then the interesting and unexpected can yield exciting results. My experience was Liz and Carly wanted someone to come in and move their show into a new universe, visually, while honoring the work Christian Sprenger had so lovingly shot in season one. I tried to hold onto the practical motivations for lighting that Christian used from season one, while straddling the lines between naturalism and stylization, that often ended up colliding within our characters’ show and real lives. We didn’t venture too wildly into color in the everyday, and tried to focus on using color contrast for separation in the areas where it was justified. Or, if it worked in heightening the comedy or drama, we could freely dip our toes into that water. Again, emotion and psychology were my road maps for when to amp-up our style or when to pull back and play things more straight.All the other elements of the production are really high energy on the style meter, so that can allow for the photography to be a bit more reserved, and temper or exacerbate the energy. If you’re in the ring, it naturally lends itself to more flamboyance, while something like Ruth admitting to Russell her feelings of insecurity, mandated a camera and a lighting style that allowed the actors to shine simply and truly, without artifice.Image via Ramy (Craig Blankenhorn/A24 Television).PB: The Hulu breakout hit Ramy delves into the comedy of its creator — star Ramy Youssef — navigating his Muslim faith and relationships in northern New Jersey. Are there any unique creative challenges when working with an artist who writes, sometimes directs, and stars in his series?APC: No, it makes things simpler. You’re talking about harnessing and distilling a single creative ideal and perspective. Sure, there is a room full of writers, and lots of creative voices, but you’re really trying to channel Ramy. His voice is the compass, and when you lay out an idea of a cinematographic outline for a series, you can fully understand and feel confident that if it resonates with his worldview, then you’re on the right track. It is actually a clear and exhilarating experience, in that regard. When you’re dealing with such specificity, and it is in a realm and people that are relatively untraversed, you have not only great responsibility to render that world truly and compassionately, but undeniable freedom.American Princess via A+E StudiosPB: Currently, you’re working again with Jamie Denbo (who you worked with on GLOW), on the Lifetime series American Princess. Is the artistic shorthand a value add when you’ve collaborated before on a project? Or is each new project its own thing? What excites you about American Princess, and why should people tune in?APC: Shorthand helps on-set for sure, but in terms of a new project, it is always a new canvas. I think you must allow yourself that freedom, and frankly, the risk to jump freely headlong into the new material, unencumbered by the past or the expectations of your relationships. Each show or film is a new crucible, that’s part of the reason why I love it so much. The surprise of what comes out of the process of creation can redirect, sometimes painfully, preconceived notions and foundations of intent for scripts, characters, even singular moments. I think we, as filmmakers, should always be open to these realignments, because it always spurs growth of some kind.I think American Princess is a comedy with a great positive outlook on the world and the capacity for people to accept one another and to change the paths of their own lives. It has a remarkable, honest sentiment to its comedy and approach to character. It just also happens to be wrapped in this really broad and bawdy comedic style that calls to mind screwball comedies and the simple humanity of great John Hughes films, from the 1980s. I think it’s a really wonderful show, and I am super proud of it, our cast, and most especially of Jamie. She is an incandescently talented woman, and I would love to work with her again, in a heartbeat.Cover image via Glow.Looking for more industry interviews? Check these out.Industry 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 WickendenIndustry Interview: DJ Stipsen, DP of “What We Do in the Shadows”last_img read more