OAKLAND – Before, Warriors fans wondered if Kevin Durant would return next season. Now, they are wondering if he has already played his last game with the Dubs.Durant will not play against the Toronto Raptors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday at Oracle Arena, marking the ninth consecutive game he will have missed because of a strained right calf. In related news, Warriors fans have asked in our latest mailbag what’s the latest on KD’s progress.First things first for those new to the …
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean has moved closer to Australia with experts halving the target area. Though efforts so far have failed to find signs of the jet, search co-ordinators at the Australian Maritime Safety Authority remain confident. “With a smaller area closer to Perth and more aircraft, I hope we will do better tomorrow, ” the authority’s emergency response chief John Young said yesterday. He said though the search area had been significantly refined, it was still a very big area. Australian, New Zealand and US planes made four sorties yesterday, focusing on the refined 305,000sqkm — an area about one-third bigger than Victoria. The search for the plane with 239 passengers and crew has entered its 13th day and Australia continues to co-ordinate the search in the Indian Ocean. Mr Young said the planes given the job included two RAAF AP-3C Orions, a US Navy P-8 Poseidon and a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K Orion. Five merchant ships responded to a broadcast to shipping on Monday night to keep a lookout in the area. Three had traversed the zone with another two going through today but, like the air search, they made no sightings. Search conditions in the area yesterday were moderate. “This area is vast and remote, ” Mr Young said. “It will take several weeks to cover and it is a challenging operation.” The combined search for flight MH370 now involves 7.68 million sqkm, an area slightly bigger than Australia, after Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Saturday the plane flew seven hours towards an unknown destination after it vanished off radar. The 26 countries involved are covering a northern corridor over south and central Asia as well as the Australian southern zone deep into the Indian Ocean. Thailand’s military says its radar detected a plane just minutes after the jetliner’s communications stopped. It said it did not share the information with Malaysia earlier because it was not specifically asked for it. The twisting path took a plane to the Strait of Malacca, where Malaysia tracked MH370. A French expert who took part in the search for Air France Flight 447, which crashed in the South Atlantic in 2009, said finding the Malaysian plane would be much tougher. “Here we simply have no idea of the location of the aircraft because there were no ACARS signals, ” Jean-Paul Troadec, a special adviser with France’s civil aviation accident investigation agency, said. Chinese state media reported on Tuesday that China was expanding its search to waters south-east of the Bay of Bengal and west of Indonesia. Xinhua said nine Chinese ships would be involved and would focus on seas near Sumatra in western Indonesia. United Arab Emirates armed forces have joined the search and will cover a zone south over the Indian Ocean to Australia and north over south and central Asia.
Working with Secondaries and Selective SelectionsSmoke’s Color Warper provides a powerful set of secondary color correction tools:1. Under the Work On menu, choose one of the 3 Selectives – SEL1, SEL2, SEL3[Click for larger image]2. You will see that your image changes to monochrome B&W.3. Move to the Secondaries menu and activate the selective 1, 2, or 3. The blue LED will light. 4. Click Pick Custom or choose a color range or RGBCMYw channel.5. If you choose Pick Custom, sample the colors you would like to isolate and work on in your image.6. You will see the color revel in the black & white image.[Click for larger image]7. Return to the Work On menu and under the VIEW choose MATTE from the pop-up button. Your matte will be revealed which will match your selection. With the Color Warper, white in your matte is protected and the black areas are parts that become affected.[Click for larger image]8. You can continue to click and sample in the view to clean up and refine the matte. But with color correction and grading, the mattes don’t have to be perfect.9. You will see a representation of the key in the Diamond Keyer. You can zoom in to the selection and manually move the points of the softness diamond which will also adjust and refine the key selection. 10. Once you are happy with your key, return to the Work On Menu and under View, choose Result. Your image should return to full color and look unchanged.11. Now adjust any of the color parameters to achieve the look and grade you want. 7. Press F4 to view the result (feel free to switch back to 1-Up view). 8. Adjust the midtone trackball to move the plot color (RED) towards the reference color (Yellow). 9. When the dots are lined up in the vectorscope the colors are matched between the 2 shots.[Click for larger image] 2. Click in the SRC selector and choose a part of the image that you would expect to neutral.3. You will see the selected color highlighted in the vectorscope.[Click for larger image]4. Adjust the Suppress trackball away from the color, which will move the selection color towards the center of the vectorscope.How to Manually Match colors from Back Clip to Front/Result Clip: 1. Press F1 to view the Front Clip (or use the 2-up view with Back & Front as illustrated)[Click for larger image]2. Click Plot and select a color that you want to change on your Front clip.3. You will see the selected color in the histogram and vectorscope in RED.4. Press F3 to view the Back Clip5. Click REF and select a color that you want to be the match reference.6. You will see the selected color in the histogram and vectorscope in YELLOW. 12. When you are done, you can then perform a 2nd and 3rd secondary selection within this same Color Warper node.13. Under the Work On menu, switch between your various selections for adjustments and to the Master section for an overall color adjustment.[Click for larger image]One feature lacking in the Color Warper is the exclusion of tracking and masking for the secondary selections. It was explained in the Color Corrector how to work with masks, but the mask does only work on the image overall, not within the secondary selection. For instance, if you want to change a red element in the shot with a secondary, it will change everything in the image with that color red. You are somewhat limited when you need masking. Even though you can mask and track that mask to isolate part of the image (and then use a secondary to adjust the color) you need to use another Color Warper node on the output if you need to perform other secondaries, or more masking and tracking.The Color Warper can perform some advanced corrections and grading on a shot by shot basis. But grading more than just a handful of shots, with masking and tracking, would become more than tedious.Under the Subsetups menu you can store and retrieve 10 color looks. These looks are presets that you can create (a nice way to keep color grading consistency between shots and save time).[Click for larger image] When you plot a color sample you will see it appear highlighted in the vectorscope. CTL+Drag to rotate the cube, SHIFT+Drag to scale it, and ALT+Drag to move the scope.How to Cancel Out a Color in a Single ImageHere’s a handy track for removing a color cast or suppressing a color in your Smoke project:1. Select Plot and then sample the part of the image that you would expect to be neutral.2. You will see the polt sample appear as a color in the 2D vectorscope with a RED ring around it. You will also see the color plotted in the histogram with a RED line.[Click for larger image]3. Adjust the Midtones trackball away from the color cast. You will see the dot in the vectorscope move towards the center.4. Keep adjusting the trackball until the dot reaches the center point. The color cast is now gone and the image is normal.[Click for larger image]NOTE: You can turn off both the Source and Destination buttons in the histogram and it will isolate just the plot color in the vectorscope so that you can see the position more clearly.As with many things in Smoke there are multiple ways to get the result you want. You can also use the SUPPRESS option in Smoke to also normalize a shot.1. Select Suppress from the menu pop-up. We dive deeper and deeper into the effects nodes inside ConnectFX on Autodesk Smoke. In this post, learn how to match color & do secondary color correction using the Color Warper.Smoke’s Color Warper:In a previous post, we looked at the original Color Correct Node, which is fine for doing primary color correction and grading work. However, the Color Warper is THE color node to perform complex color correction or artistic color grading on your clips inside Autodesk Smoke.The Color Warper node allows you to perform both primary and secondary color correction. It contains the same Front/Back/Matte inputs as the Color Correct Node, and all of the same basic workflows regarding referencing colors from one clip to another work in the Color Warper as well. But what makes the Color Warper the better choice to use in your ConnectFX workflow are the 3 way color wheels, the use of secondaries, the 2D and 3D vectorscopes in the viewer, and the saving of subsetups. With these tools the Color Warper is better at matching and balancing colors.The complexity of your color needs will determine whether you choose the Color Correct Node or the Color Warper. If you are unsure how deep you want to go, it’s always best to just jump right in to the Color Warper as all of the tools you need are there, from basic to advanced.The Smoke ‘Color Warper’ Interface[Click for larger image]In Smoke’s Color Warper there are 3 trackballs which operate like the color wheels in many other 3-way color tools or plugins you may be familiar with. The trackballs control the hue of the Shadows, Midtones, and Highlights of an image without affect the luminance. With the Histogram, you can adjust the range controlled by the Midtones. Therefore, when you adjust the Midtone trackball, it will pop back to 0 after the adjustment is made.The Black and White level sliders control the intensity of the Shadows and Highlights. The Hue and Saturation work like the do in the Color Correct node.The Gamma controls for RGB will affect the midtones. When you adjust the sliders the curves display will reflect the changes. To adjust all RGB together, CTL+ALT while dragging the sliders.The Match tools, allow you to select, sample, and plot colors which will show up in the Vectorscope to assit you in matching colors.This button allows you to select the 4 separate operations of Gamma, Saturate, Suppress, and Warp. The trackball underneath then makes the adjustment.The 2D histogram returns, and when the Gamma option is selected this area switches to the Curves Display. The Histogram and Curves perform like they do in Color Corrector.This area is for working with the Secondary Selectives. There are only 3 selective adjustments available with each Color Warper node, but you can stack them, by feeding the output of one CW node into another. You can pick a custom color selection in our image or choose a range of tones – Shadows, Midtones, or Highlights, as well as RGBCMYw channels.When you pick a selective color operation, a matte is generated to isolate that color in the image for color adjustment. The creation of a matte, means that a key operation was performed. The keyer inside the Color Warper is known as the Diamond Keyer. When a key is made, you will see 2 diamonds appear in the Color Cube. The inner gray diamond, can be used to refine the Tolerance of the key, and the outer black diamond can be adjusted to adjust the Softness. The selective controls also allow you to blur the matte.The Vectorscope and be changed from the traditional 2D view to a 3D Color Cube by double clicking the scope.[Click for larger image] There are some great looks you can download from the Autodesk Community Site, The-Area. These Color Subsetups are also explained in this episode of Smoke Signals (the Autodesk Smoke videocast).Are you color grading with Smoke? Got color correction tips to share?Leave us feedback in the comments!
It’s time to ditch the 3D glasses. MIT is here to change the way we go to the movies.Top image via Christine Daniloff/MITOnly weeks ago we mentioned that MIT was going to change SFX and sound design forever with their computerized sound design. While that could eventually change the whole world of post-production, their latest announcement ahead of SIGGRAPH will impact audiences in the not-too-distant future.The MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has released a new paper (alongside Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science) demonstrating a 3D display that allows audiences to watch 3D films without 3D glasses. As a daily wearer of eyeglasses, it almost brings me to tears that I may soon be able to watch a 3D movie in theaters. Now I won’t have to strain my eyes to look through the one tiny part where my glasses and the 3D glasses line up. Dubbed Cinema 3D, this new prototype uses a special array of lenses and mirrors to create a 3D image. The most astonishing feat — it doesn’t matter where an audience member is sitting in the theater. The 3D experience is available at every seat.“Existing approaches to glasses-free 3-D require screens whose resolution requirements are so enormous that they are completely impractical… This is the first technical approach that allows for glasses-free 3-D on a large scale.” – MIT professor Wojciech MatusikResearchers admit that the system is not ready for mass production, but they are optimistic that future developments will lead to theaters offering a glasses-free 3D experience. Glasses-free 3D does already exist on a much smaller scale, particularly in traditional televisions use of a parallax barrier — “slits in front of the screen that allows each eye to see a different set of pixels, creating a simulated sense of depth.”The downside is that parallax barriers require viewers to be a certain distance from the screen, which obviously wouldn’t work in theaters.Image via ShutterstockCinema 3D encodes multiple parallax barriers in one display, so each viewer sees a parallax barrier tailored to their specific seat. That is then replicated across the theater using Cinema 3D’s mirrors and lens special optics system.The MIT Media Lab is also involved in creating new projectors that cover the entire angular range of the audience, but the resolution of the projected image is much lower.The key insight with Cinema 3D is that people in movie theaters move their heads only over a very small range of angles, limited by the width of their seat. Thus, it is enough to display images to a narrow range of angles and replicate that to all seats in the theater.The Cinema 3D system isn’t practical at this moment, as the prototype required fifty sets of mirrors and lenses. Professor Matusik says that the team hopes to build a larger version of the display to refine the optics and improve the image resolution.It remains to be seen whether the approach is financially feasible enough to scale up to a full-blown theater… But we are optimistic that this is an important next step in developing glasses-free 3-D for large spaces like movie theaters and auditoriums. — MatusikRead more about the 3D tech here.
UP hopeful Ricafort can still play Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “We were very soft defensively and we conceded easy goals,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic, referring to their performance in the Tajik capital. “But this is football and anything can happen [on Tuesday night].”Spanish central defender Super Herrera returns from suspension, while Martin Steuble looks fit to start at rightback, giving the back line some stability and experience.“My players are ready to give everything,” added Vidakovic.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The Busmen, who ruled the Asean zone at the expense of Singapore’s Home United, are unbeaten at home in this year’s AFC Cup, but the match will be their biggest test yet not only because of the strength of the opposition, but also because of the deficit they are facing.Ceres goalkeeper Roland Muller isn’t ruling out a mighty fightback from the Busmen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Coming back from 4-0 is not easy but it’s not impossible,” said Muller. “We know what we did right and what we did wrong in the first leg. We’re playing at home so that should be a big boost for us.”The Busmen yielded twice in each half in Dushanbe as Istiklol capitalized on some poor defending from the Filipino side. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BACOLOD CITY—Southeast Asian zone champion Ceres-Negros tries to pull off the improbable when they host Istiklol of Tajikistan on Tuesday in the second leg of their AFC Cup inter-zone semifinal clash at Panaad Stadium.Beaten 0-4 in Dushanbe three weeks ago by the Tajik champions, the Busmen would need some sort of miracle to stay in the title hunt in the competition.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary
Michy Batshuayi ‘Batshuayi was always ready at Chelsea’ – Martinez welcomes Dortmund move Chris Burton 22:09 2/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Michy Batshuayi World Cup Borussia Dortmund Chelsea Belgium Bundesliga Premier League The Belgium international is back in World Cup contention after leaving a frustrating situation in England behind to take in a Bundesliga loan spell Michy Batshuayi was “always ready” at Chelsea, says Roberto Martinez, with a loan move to Borussia Dortmund the best decision for all concerned.The Belgium international is firmly back in World Cup contention after enjoying a goal-laden start to his time in Germany.AdChoices广告Records have been sent tumbling as the 24-year-old has demonstrated how prolific he can be when given a regular run of games. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He was denied those opportunities at Chelsea, amid fierce competition for places, but had still managed 10 goals for the Blues before heading to Germany during the winter transfer window.Belgium boss Martinez told talkSPORT of a timely switch for Batshuayi: “To play at a World Cup is a unique moment in your career, so you have to be able to play and perform at club level in order to be in that squad.“For Michy Batshuayi, it’s not about staying in the Premier League, it’s about finding a club where you can have a big role and you can feel you have an influence in the team.“Michy was always ready at Chelsea, but the competition was really strong in that number nine role.“He has gone to Borussia Dortmund and as a striker you need to score that first goal as quickly as you can, he scored two in his debut.“You can see he is happy, free and sometimes a move in the winter window gives you that.“For Michy, it’s given him a very strong opportunity to be in the World Cup squad because of the environment he’s found.”Batshuayi has five goals from four appearances for Dortmund and will be hoping for many more before sealing a spot on the plane to Russia.It is, however, still unclear what his club future will hold past the end of the 2017-18 campaign, with his loan agreement including no option for a permanent transfer to be pushed through in the summer.
2005 QLD Junior State Cup Finals Day After the wild weather experienced in recent days caused havoc at the Queensland Junior State Cup (seems to be a trend with Junior State Cups this year, as the same thing happened with the NSW Junior State Cup in Wollongong) the competition went ahead as scheduled from the Saturday onwards. Karley Banks was at the event and has provided us with several stories on the tournament which can be read by using the following links: * A grand final wrap up Wrap up of the 2005 Queensland Junior State Cup story * A story on the technical arms in Queensland Big weekend for the technical arms of Queensland Touch story * The winners of the Scott Notley and Kerry Norman medals from the event Scott Notley and Kerry Norman medal award winners story For all of these stories and also for all of the quarter final, semi final and grand final results in the championship and plate divisions of every age group, please see below: FINALS RESULTS: Under 11’s finals results from Saturday 2 July 2005 Girls 11 Final BMTA 5 v Monterey Keys 0 Girls 11 Plate BMTA Blue 2 v Gold Coast 1 Boys 11 Final Rockhampton 4 v Dodgers 2 Boys 11 Plate Hervey Bay 4 v Bundaberg A 3 Boys 13’s Quarter Final Series F5 2.00pm Redlands (6) def Redcliffe (5) F6 2.00pm BMTA (3) def Gold Coast (2) F7 2.00pm Toowoomba (6) def Bundaberg (1) F8 2.00pm Dodgers (4) def Hervey Bay (1) Plate Series Quarter Finals F1 2.00pm Caboolture A (7) def Glasshouse Mountains (3) F2 2.00pm Rockhampton (4) def Noosa (0) F3 2.00pm Monterey Keys def Kawana (forfeited) F4 2.00pm Chinchilla (11) vs Caboolture B (0) Semi Finals Series F1 3.30pm Redlands (2) def Toowoomba (1) F2 3.30pm BMTA (3) def Dodgers (4) Plate Semi Finals F3 3.30pm Caboolture A (3) def Monterey Keys (1) F4 3.30pm Chinchilla (4) def Rockhampton (0) Finals F1 5.00pm BMTA (6) def Redlands (3) Plate Final F2 5.00pm Chinchilla (4) def Caboolture A (1) Girls 13’s Quarter Finals F5 1.30pm QF1: Caboolture A (8) def Hervey Bay (0) F6 1.30pm QF2: BMTA Red (9) def Toowoomba (1) F7 1.30pm QF3: Bundaberg (3) def Redlands (1) F8 1.30pm QF4: Gold Coast A (9) def Dodgers (0) Plate Series . F1 1.30pm QF1: Chinchilla A (3) def Redcliffe (0) F2 1.30pm QF2: Gold Coast B (2) def Maryborough (0) F3 1.30pm QF3: Caboolture (2) def Kawana (0) F4 1.30pm QF4: Rockhampton def Chinchilla B (forfeited) Semi Finals F5 3.00pm Bundaberg (3) def Caboolture A (2) F6 3.00pm BMTA Red (3) def Gold Coast A (2) Plate Series Semi Final F3 3.00pm Chinchilla A (4) def Caboolture B (1) F4 3.00pm Rockhampton (1) def Gold Coast B (0) Finals F3 5.00pm BMTA Red (4) def Bundaberg (0) Plate Final F4 5.00pm Chinchilla (4) def Rockhampton (2) Boys 15’s Semi Final Series F5 1.00pm BMTA (2) def Toowoomba (1) F6 1.00pm Redlands (4) def Gold Coast (2) Plate Series Semi Finals F7 1.00pm Rockhampton (4) def Chinchilla (1) F8 1.00pm Noosa (8) def Bundaberg (6) Finals F1 2.30pm BMTA (5) def Redlands (4) Plate Final F2 2.30pm Rockhampton (6) def Noosa (2) Girls 15’s Quarter Final Series F1 12.30pm BMTA (6) def Bundaberg (0) F2 12.30pm Toowoomba (2) def Gladstone (1) F3 12.30pm Gold Coast A (2) def Hervey Bay (1) F4 12.30pm Redlands Red (5) def Dodgers (1) Plate Series Quarter Finals F5 12.30pm Redlands Green (3) def Caboolture (1) F6 12.30pm Gold Coast B (3) def Noosa (2) F7 12.30pm Ballina (5) def Dalby (1) F8 12.30pm Rockhampton def Kawana (forfeited) Semi Finals Series F3 2.30pm BMTA (3) def Gold Coast (3) F4 2.30pm Redlands Red (3) def Toowoomba (2) Plate Semi Finals F1 3.00pm Ballina (4) def Redlands Green (0) F2 3.00pm Gold Coast B (2) def Rockhampton (0) Finals F1 4.30pm BMTA (3) def Redlands Red (1) Plate Final F2 4.30pm Ballina (1) def Gold Coast B (0) Boys 17’s Semi Final Series F1 1.00pm SF1: BMTA (1) def Kawana (0) F2 1.00pm SF2: Bundaberg (5) def Redcliffe (1) Plate Series Semi Finals F3 1.00pm SF1: Rockhampton (7) def Glasshouse Mountains (0) F4 1.00pm SF1: Caboolture (3) def Redlands (1) Finals F1 4.00pm BMTA (3) def Bundaberg (2) Plate Final F2 4.00pm Rockhampton (4) def Caboolture (2) Girls 17’s Semi Final Series F5 2.30pm SF1: Gold Coast (4) def BMTA Indige (2) F6 2.30pm SF2: BMTA Red (7) def Ipswich (2) Plate Series Semi Finals F7 2.30pm SF1: Bundaberg (4) def Chinchilla (3) F8 2.30pm SF1: Caboolture (3) def Kawana (2) Finals F3 4.00pm Gold Coast (4) def BMTA Red (2) Plate Final F4 4.00pm Caboolture (6) def Bundaberg (2)
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fernandinho hails record-breaker Bernardo for Man City win: Pure classby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Fernandinho hailed the performance of Bernardo Silva for victory over Liverpool.The 24-year-old was outstanding with and without the ball as City cut Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table to four points.He covered 13.7km, which is more than any other player has managed in the Premier League this season, and Fernandinho, who himself delivered arguably his best Etihad performance, was full of admiration for him.“I think he showed his class,” Fernandinho said.“He has showed his technique so many times, but today he was so aggressive, recovered so many balls and he proved he is very good – one of the best players in our team.“He is so important for us.”
Warriors Cavaliers Game 6Another NBA Finals game is set to be played tonight, so another Ohio State football hype video centered on the Cleveland Cavaliers is here. The Buckeyes, who have been releasing a mini-hype video for Cleveland before each Finals’ game, have released another one. Here it is:
KAT SkillsMinnesota Timberwolves rookie sensation Karl-Anthony Towns just captured the Taco Bell Skills Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto. The mega-talented big man knocked off a point guard (Boston’s Isaiah Thomas) in the finals. He took down fellow Kentucky Wildcat Boogie Cousins and Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green in order to reach the last round. After his win, Towns was mobbed by the other UK players in attendance. Karl-Anthony Towns beats Isaiah Thomas in the Skills Challenge pic.twitter.com/UGoJhvD5Nm— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) February 14, 2016Man I love the NBA! Best All-star weekend there is haha! Karl Anthony Towns! https://t.co/yVs1EahHeB— Per Sources Sports (@PerSources14) February 14, 2016Keep in mind, this was the first year that front-court players participated in this event. Previously, it had been a guards-only affair. Yup, Towns is really, really good.