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Thursday, 18 October 2012
Luck struggles and Colts defense can t stop Greene and Jets running game in 35 9 loss

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. : Andrew Luck overthrew receivers, turned the ball over and couldn't get the Indianapolis Colts' offense going.

The No. 1 overall draft pick was simply shut down by the New York Jets, who ran all over the Colts' defense — including Shonn Greene's career-high 161 yards and three touchdowns on 32 carries — in a 35-9 rout Sunday.

"You realize you have to bring focus and attention to detail," Luck said. "Otherwise, you're going to be in a tough spot. It's learning how to be consistent, and that's something I've struggled with. I think I played very poorly this week after a decent half of football last weekend.

"As a team, we have to learn to come out and consistently be good."

Luck finished 22 of 44 for 280 yards, but threw two interceptions and lost a fumble. He also misfired a couple of times when he had open receivers — including former Stanford teammate Coby Fleener in the end zone in the second quarter.

"He was too anxious," interim coach Bruce Arians said of Luck.

The frustrating thing for Indianapolis (2-3) was that New York (3-3) did exactly what it planned for — and the Colts still couldn't do anything about the Jets' running game. That kept things simple for Mark Sanchez, who was 11 of 18 for just 82 yards but threw touchdown passes to Stephen Hill and Jason Hill.

"We wanted Sanchez to have to beat us with his arm," cornerback Jerraud Powers said. "If we stopped the run, that was what they were going to have to do.flowers oil paintings for sale. Whoever we play next week, that's what they're going to do. They're going to run the ball until we stop it."

The Jets rolled up 252 yards on the ground, Sanchez was solid and efficient, and Tim Tebow made a few big plays. Even the Jets' maligned defense was impressive as New York snapped a two-game losing streak that had many wondering if the season was about to spiral out of control.

"We want to be a team no one wants to play," Jets coach Rex Ryan said. "And, we're on our way."

Indianapolis thought it might have been, too, especially after erasing an 18-point halftime deficit and beating Green Bay a week ago. The Colts trailed 21-6 after two quarters Sunday, but this time, couldn't muster much of a comeback.

Last week's win was the Colts' first for Arians, who's filling in for Chuck Pagano, hospitalized while being treated for leukemia.

"I got a message from him just before the game and he said he had his best night ever so far, and it was very uplifting," Arians said. "Hopefully, he can sleep tonight. I won't."

The Indianapolis players scoffed at the notion that this was an emotional letdown.

"No, in terms of this week, I think we had a great week of practice which makes his loss more disappointing even," Luck said. "We came in here and didn't execute. I know I played very poorly on my end. The second drive of the game, a wide-open Fleener in the end zone.famous oil paintings for sale. Maybe if I hit that, maybe it's a somewhat different ballgame."

Luck was driving the Colts down the field for a possible touchdown drive with less than 7 minutes left, but Ellis Lankster ended that when he intercepted the rookie's toss for Donnie Avery in the end zone. Three field goals by Adam Vinatieri, including a 50-yarder, accounted for all of Indianapolis' scoring.

"If you can't block and you can't tackle, you can't win," Arians said. "It's fundamentals, things we identified going into the game: fake punts, stopping the run, protecting the quarterback. Red zone offense and defense were keys to the game. We didn't win in any of those areas."

Meanwhile, the Jets had their best overall performance — save for a handful of personal foul penalties — since an opening-week rout of Buffalo. New York ran 44 times in the game, averaging 5.7 yards a carry.

"When you're running the ball that well," Sanchez said, "you never want to stop."

The Colts were playing without sacks leader Robert Mathis and leading rusher Donald Brown. Vick Ballard, Brown's replacement, had just 25 yards in his first NFL start.

Tebow helped the Jets take a 21-6 lead just before halftime on a drive that was kept alive by some trickery. On fourth-and-11 from the Colts 40, the do-it-all backup quarterback — lined up as the punt protector — took the direct snap, stepped forward and tossed a jump pass to linebacker Nick Bellore, who rumbled 23 yards as the crowd at MetLife Stadium went wild.

Three plays later, Tebow was in at quarterback and ran 3 yards for a first down on third-and-1 from the 8, setting up Sanchez's 5-yard TD toss to Jason Hill with 27 seconds left. Tebow met Sanchez as he ran toward the sideline and the two leaped and bumped hips to celebrate the score.decorative oil paintings for sale.

"We were very efficient, effective," Tebow said. "We had some big runs, threw the ball really well in the red area and converted on third down. It was a pretty good day for us."

NOTES: Jets CB Antonio Cromartie had two interceptions for TDs called back — one on a personal foul penalty on Aaron Maybin and another on a pass interference call on Cromartie. ... Jets first-rounder Quinton Coples had 1陆 sacks, his first of his young NFL career. ... The Colts were 3 of 11 on third downs, while the Jets were 6 of 12.

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Stafford leads late rally Lions beat Eagles 26 23 in OT

PHILADELPHIA : Desperate to save a season, Matthew Stafford rallied the Lions in the fourth quarter.

With a chance to cap an unlikely comeback, Jason Hanson finished the job in OT.

Down 10 points in the fourth period, Stafford put a miserable start behind him, scrambling into the end zone and completing big-gain passes. Hanson delivered in the clutch just like he has so many times through the seasons, kicking a 45-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Lions to a 26-23 OT win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

"Playing 20-plus years in the league, you go out there and know it's more than a just a kick for that game," said Hanson, at 42 the oldest player in the league and in his 21st pro season. "We needed it. We needed it bad. We had been close a couple of times this year and hadn't come through. We needed it for that reason and to get our season on track."

The rally prevented the Lions (2-3) from a 1-4 start a year after opening 5-0 en route to their first playoff appearance since 1999

Stafford ran and threw for a TD in the fourth quarter and Hanson kicked two field goals to accelerate the comeback. Stafford finished with 311 yards passing, one TD and one interception.

"These guys in that locker room, they fight. They fight until the end," Stafford said. "Whether it's a game or season, it doesn't matter."

Down 23-13 after Michael Vick's 70-yard TD pass to Jeremy Maclin with 5:18 left, the Lions answered.

Detroit had two shots from the Eagles 1 following a pass interference penalty on Colt Anderson with 13 seconds left in regulation. But Stafford misfired on both passes and Hanson kicked a 19-yard field goal.

The Lions then sacked Vick on the first two plays of the extra quarter, forced a punt out of the end zone and started at midfield.

Stafford hit Calvin Johnson for a 17-yard gain to the Eagles 27. A few plays later, Hanson nailed the winner.flowers oil paintings for sale.

"That's scary when you're out there and you know what it's for," Hanson said.

Johnson had 135 yards receiving, but the All-Pro wideout still has no TD catches from Stafford this season. He was called for offensive pass interference to negate his 11-yard TD in the fourth quarter.

The undisciplined Lions overcame 16 penalties, most in the NFL this season.

The Lions also overcame a sluggish first three quarters by Stafford. He threw for only 91 yards in the first half and the Lions didn't score in the second or third quarters.

That all went out the window in the fourth when Stafford led them on three consecutive scoring drives.

"He has confidence in his teammates, defense and himself," coach Jim Schwartz said. "When you have all three of those, you are going to make plays in the game. We're never out of any game. This was probably our best team victory."

The Eagles (3-3) head into their bye with two straight losses. After Detroit closed within 16-13 in the fourth, the Eagles got their biggest play of the season when Vick connected with Maclin on a deep slant pass. It was Philadelphia's first play for more than 49 yards all season.

No problem for the Lions. Stafford had found his groove.

Stafford threw a 57-yard pass to Tony Scheffler and then tossed a 17-yard pass to Nate Burleson to cut it to 23-20 with 3:32 left.

The Eagles went three-and-out and Stafford drove the Lions downfield to tie.

Vick shook off a poor start and the offense finally got going late in the second quarter.famous oil paintings for sale. Vick completed four straight passes for 48 yards, including a 17-yarder to Maclin on third-and-10. He hit LeSean McCoy on a 2-yard pass to put Philadelphia up 7-6.

Vick's streak of three straight games without getting picked ended when his wildly overthrown pass to Jason Avant was intercepted by Louis Delmas in the second quarter. It was Vick's 12th turnover of the season and the first interception of the season for Detroit.

Vick threw for 311 yards, two TDs and two interceptions.

"I think it's a good time for a bye," Vick said. "I think we need to just kind of figure out what we need to do to finish games."

The Eagles increased their lead to 10-6 on Alex Henery's 26-yard field goal on the first series of the second half. Henery kicked a 32-yarder to make it 13-6 after Brent Celek was called for offensive pass interference to negate his 3-yard TD catch.

That penalty turned out to be the difference.

Henery's 49-yarder early in the fourth period extended the margin to 16-6 for Philadelphia's biggest lead of the season.

But the Lions got right back in it when Stafford led an 80-play drive, finishing it with a 1-yard run. Johnson, held to just one previous catch, caught passes of 37 and 20 yards on the drive.

"In the fourth quarter, the guys just willed themselves to make plays," Stafford said.

Because they did, the Lions have one very nice comeback win.

NOTES: Eagles rookie Fletcher Cox was ejected in the fourth quarter after getting an unnecessary roughness penalty for punching a player on Detroit's extra point. ...decorative oil paintings for sale. Lions CB Jacob Lacey left with a concussion. ... Johnson's only TD catch this season came on a pass from Shaun Hill. ... Lions FS Delmas was active and starting for the first time this season after having knee surgery in August. ... Ricky Watters was the honorary captain for Philadelphia.

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Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Occupy London activists disrupt St Paul s Cathedral service to denounce corporate greed

LONDON : Several supporters of the anti-corporate Occupy movement chained themselves to the pulpit of St. Paul's Cathedral during a service Sunday in an action marking the anniversary of its now-dismantled protest camp outside the London landmark.

The Dean of St. Paul's, David Ison, said he was taking an evening prayer service when "four young women dressed in white" chained themselves to the structure.

"It will be a long, cold night if they want to stay there," he said.

Photos showed the women, one of whom was in a wheelchair, around the pulpit with a note written on an umbrella urging "throw the money changers out of the temple.still life oil paintings for sale."

Other protesters unfurled a banner with a similar message outside the church.

Occupy said the women cut themselves free and left at around 10 p.m. (2100 GMT; 5 p.m. EDT), after police officers told them they faced arrest.seascape oil paintings for sale.

Protesters against capitalist excess and social inequality set up camp outside Christopher Wren's domed landmark on Oct. 15, 2011, after they were stopped from demonstrating outside the nearby London Stock Exchange.

The tent city embroiled the historic church in a conflict between bank-bashing demonstrators — inspired by New York's Occupy Wall Street protesters — and the city's finance industry. Church authorities' position on the protesters shifted several times, and the cathedral's dean and a senior priest both resigned over the issue.

The camp was dismantled in February after the protesters lost a court battle with local authorities.portrait oil paintings for sale.

A statement read by the protesters and posted online by Occupy accused cathedral authorities of neglecting their Christian duty by siding with the rich and powerful.

"In the fight for economic justice, Jesus threw the money changers out of the temple, but you invited them in and instead evicted us," it said.

In a statement, the cathedral said it disagreed "with the way in which some protesters are continuing to pursue the agenda or conflict with St. Paul's, rather than consulting with us about how together we might better achieve the reforms which many people including Occupy are looking for."


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Monday, 15 October 2012
Barber scores on interception return Freeman throws for 3 TDs in Bucs 38 10 rout of Chiefs

TAMPA, Fla. : Ronde Barber is getting older, but no less valuable to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The 37-year-old, five-time Pro Bowl selection has always had a knack for making big plays, and his interception and 78-yard return for a touchdown Sunday keyed a 38-10 rout of the struggling Kansas City Chiefs.

"If I could bottle that, I'd sell it for a lot of money," the oldest player on the field said of his penchant for changing games. "I've always been ball aware. I see the ball out a lot because I'm always around it. I can't tell you why. I'll just take them as they come, though."

The only remaining player from Tampa Bay's Super Bowl champion of 10 years ago picked off a pass that nearly hit the ground after glancing off the intended receiver's arm, and it smooth sailing up the right sideline, with teammate E.J. Biggers leading the way.

"I was covering the inside slant. E.J. actually made a great play," Barber said. "He's gotten the assist on a couple of my interceptions here the past couple of years. Give him more credit than me.still life oil paintings for sale. I just snatched it off the ground before it hit it. It was a pretty easy 78-yard run for me."

Josh Freeman threw for a season-high 328 yards and three TDs for the Bucs (2-3), who intercepted Brady Quinn twice in the Kansas City quarterback's first start in nearly three years.

Freeman's inconsistency has been an issue during a slow start by Tampa Bay, however the fourth-year pro is developing a touch on deep passes that's sparked a sputtering offense over the past two games.

He teamed with Mike Williams on a 62-yard scoring play in the first quarter and threw TD passes of 19 and 17 yards to Vincent Jackson in the second half.

The victory coming off a bye week ended a three-game skid and left the Chiefs (1-5) heading into their open date with a three-game skid of their own.

"It's a big day for our offense and for our team to get back on track," Bucs coach Greg Schiano said. "For Josh, especially, I thought he kept his cool throughout the game when things didn't go well. ... Sure, there are going to be throws he's going to wish he had back and things he wished he did differently. It's a slow process, but he's getting better."

Barber, making the transition to safety after 15 seasons as one of the NFL's top cornerbacks, scored his 14th career regular season touchdown when he picked off a pass that bounced off Dexter McCluster and ran up the sideline untouched to make it 21-3 early in the third quarter.

The Chiefs thought the ball hit the ground. The play was reviewed, but the ruling that it was an interception and TD stood.seascape oil paintings for sale.

"I got hit on the play," Quinn said. "I thought I put the ball in a good spot, but all of a sudden I looked up and I saw him running. It was a tremendous play on his part. I couldn't tell on the replay. From my point of view it looked like it hit the ground, but he made a great play."

It was Barber's eighth career interception return for a TD.

Quinn completed 22 of 38 passes for 180 yards, filling in for the injured Matt Cassel, who sat out after leaving the previous week's 9-6 loss to Baltimore with a concussion.

The Chiefs scored their only touchdown early in the fourth quarter on Edgar Jones' 11-yard fumble return on a play that began with Shaun Draughn blocking a punt into the end zone.

Bucs punter Michael Koenen chased down the loose ball and ran out to the 1, where he was hit by Draughn as he was trying to throw the ball forward. Jones caught the ball on the fly, but it was ruled a fumble because a pass can't be attempted off a blocked punt.

"I was surprised once I saw him pick up the ball in the end zone. He looked like as he was running the ball, he just kind of looked at me and just threw it," Jones said. "I'll take it."

Williams finished with four receptions for 113 yards, his second consecutive 100-yard game. LeGarette Blount finished the rout with a 12-yard touchdown run.

The Bucs played without cornerback Aqib Talib, who began serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.portrait oil paintings for sale.

Tampa Bay limited NFL rushing leader Jamaal Charles to 40 yards on 12 attempts.

NOTES: Quinn, a former first-round draft pick, made his first start since Dec. 12, 2009, when he was with the Browns. ... Freeman was 15 of 26 and was intercepted once by Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston, costing Tampa Bay an opportunity to take an early lead. ... Former Buccaneers OT Paul Gruber, who played from 1988-99, was inducted into the team's Ring of Honor at halftime.

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Saturday, 13 October 2012
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Thursday, 16 August 2012
How to Draw on a Paint Canvas
How to Draw on a Paint Canvas Drawing on canvas is an excellent way to ensure that your painting receives the best possible preparation. By drawing out your painting beforehand on the canvas, you can eliminate errors in composition or add small touches that may make the difference between a good painting and a great one. Drawing on canvas is almost as simple as drawing on paper. The main difference is that there is a fair amount of texture in canvas, which may make it difficult to draw minute details. These should be handled by your paintbrush anyway.animal oil paintings for sale. You wouldn't build a house without blueprints, so it follows that every painting should have its own plan in the form of a preliminary drawing. Instructions 1Select a soft graphite pencil. The hardness of the graphite, indicated by the number on the pencil, should be 0 or 1. Make sure that a fair amount of graphite is exposed at the end, but the end should not extremely sharp. If it is, run the pencil lightly back on forth several times on a piece of paper to dull the point without blunting it too much.abstract oil paintings for sale.2Place your pencil on the pre-gessoed canvas and draw your basic major shapes. Rough out the general composition and layout of the painting in simple shapes. For instance, if the main subject of your painting will be a horse, mark this out by lightly drawing a skeletal frame of a horse, consisting of two large circles for the hips and shoulders, bent lines for the legs and a large oval with a smaller oval in front for the head. Rough out any background shapes like trees with quick vertical lines or cylinders.3Add more detail to the drawing on canvas.. If you are drawing people or animals, add their facial details as well as expressions. You don't have to worry about erasing any guidelines or creating a perfect drawing because you are simply going to use these lines as a framework for your painting. When you have finished roughing out all the details, you can tackle the painting with a firm foundation in place on the canvas.

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Oil Painting on Cardboard Many famous artists, including Picasso, Miro, Vuillard, Toulouse-Lautrec and Degas, among others, painted pictures on cardboard. Cardboard is economical and readily available. While not the best material for an oil painting support, or backing, many fine art paintings executed on cardboard have survived in museums for over 100 years. Other People Are ReadingHow to Use Cardboard to Drag Paint on a CanvasHow to Ship Oil PaintingsPrint this article CardboardThe material a painting is done on is called a support. Cardboard is a generic name for a number of paper products. They range from expensive, finely made, 100 percent cotton-rag museum and illustration board to cheap, run-of-the-mill, brown corrugated boxes. Higher priced, archival quality cardboard, called cartón, is acid-free and treated with epoxy resin or other compounds to increase its stability and longevity.seascape oil paintings for sale. Inexpensive cardboards contain lignin from wood pulp and acids from the manufacturing process that cause them to break down.UsesCardboard is used for painting quick studies and detail sketches in oil. The studies are useful reference materials and visual aids when painting large, complex compositions. Cheaper cardboard makes a good support for practicing brush strokes and testing new materials. Cardboard is good for throw-away experiments, color swatches and value scales. Children can learn the basics of oil painting using cardboard from cereal boxes or packing material.portrait oil paintings for sale.PreparationMost artists prime their cardboard support to prevent buckling and over-absorption of the oils in oil paint. Too much oil in the paper will hasten its destruction. Buy treated cardboard, or prime it yourself with acrylic gesso. Apply the gesso in a thin coat or the water in it will cause curling and waviness in the cardboard. Size the paper by brushing on a coat of gelatin, resin, shellac or polyvinyl acetate glue. Apply sizing to the back of the cardboard to prevent warping.pet oil paintings for sale.EffectsMany French Impressionist artists used cardboard to paint finished works. They used it for its texture and warm brown background color. The cardboard was allowed to show through the layers of paint and was incorporated into the elements of the painting. The oil in oil-based paints is absorbed by an unprimed cardboard support, giving the paint a pleasing, smooth, matte finish. Artists sometimes use pieces of cardboard glued to oil paintings to create papier collé, or paper collage artworks.

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