Coverage of UK Snooker Championship

In the other final 16 game, Luca Brecel takes on Stephen Maguire. After a couple of convincing performances in the earlier rounds, Brecel takes on his biggest challenge yet against 19th in the world Stephen Maguire. Maguire breezed through the first two rounds losing only three frames, but was then pushed to the limit in the 3rd round winning 6-5 against Fergal O’Brien .

Mark Williams takes on Liam Highfield in order to face five time winner Ronnie O’Sullivan in the UK Snooker Championship. Highfield, who turns 26 today, occasionally practices with O’Sullivan and has already guaranteed himself ÂŁ15,000 in prize money which could go up to ÂŁ22,500 if he manages to pull off a shock against Wales-born Mark Williams.

Earlier:

16:55

Jones snookers Gilbert very impressively to which he cannot avoid a foul shot and it’s all over. Jones comfortably wins the match 6-2 and breezes through to the quarter final of the UK Snooker Championship alongside John Higgins who also wins comfortably 6 frames to 3.

16:45

Jones misses a pink that would of seen the frame out. Gilbert needs a snooker to get back in to this. Jones in the driving seat.

16:42

Jamie Jones starts to crack slightly under the pressure playing a couple of poor shots. Gilbert right back in this after back to back pots.

16:32

Jones looking comfortable here leading 5-2 in the 8th frame and 49-8 in the current frame.

16:29

Elsewhere in the other round of 16 match, David Gilbert takes on Jamie Jones to see who will join John Higgins in the quarter finals.

16:25

John Higgins beats Mark Allen 6 frames to 3 in the round of 16 at the UK snooker championship in York. Allen watches on as John Higgins completes the ninth frame with ease at 113-0. Higgins holds off an honorable comeback from Allen to get one step closer to the final of the championship.

16:22

Higgins really hitting his stride in this frame after Allen squanders his chance to get back into this match. 59 ahead with 71 remaining.

16:18

Allen decides to take on a risky shot instead of playing safe, gifting a big chance for Higgins to make him pay.

16:16

Higgins starts off the ninth frame with a very impressive black ball pot as the game is firmly in Higgins’ control.

16:14

Welcome to live coverage of the last 16 match between John Higgins and Mark Allen.

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Representation of Ethnicity

Firstly in our lesson of ethnicity we made a list of all the different races around the world from African American to Hispanic and Latino’s and after naming just about all of them we discovered there are three broad terms in ethnicity which are White (although its often forgotten we are our own ethnicity), Black and Asian.

After introducing ourselves to different ethnicities we looked at what it was that made up stereotypes and why they were so commonly used in terms of race. Typical representations of people is what’s known as a stereotype, so in other words it’s the generalisation of a group of people judged by a minority of them. An example of this could be how people believe the majority of Chinese people to be short and dark haired but it’s clear that with such a large population within China not every single one of them is going to be short and have dark hair as everyone’s different. Another example is the Asian (Korean) guy in the walking dead who follows the stereotype of Asians tending to be very clever and thoughtful which is exactly how he’s shown in the TV series. It’s just due to how different ethnic groups are portrayed in society as generations come through because it’s obvious that the generalisation of people gets passed down through different generations. Stereotyping is basically having one person to represent the general public for that ethnicity which in hind sight is a very inaccurate thing to do as common sense should overrule any kind of stereotype there is.

Stereotypes are used as a short cut to meaning as many people tend to understand the very basic stereotype of different ethnicities so it’s the general meaning from it is understood. It’s very common for non-white characters in TV programme’s to be stereotyped although an exception we discussed in class was Luther as the main character is black but it’s not used as a problem with his ethnicity at all, he’s just seen as a basic actor in a drama TV show.

It’s often seen that stereotypes are used in a very negative sense, for example racism and sexism and they are quite oftenly fround upon which isn’t surprising as they could be seen as quite offensive if you was on the recieving end of someone stereotyping your ethnicity.

Propp & Todorov

Narrative, a story which is either fiction or non fiction is what we first looked at in our Media lesson. After finding out the definition we had a brief look into structure of a narrative which basically consists of a cause and an effect chain basically meaning that in a narrative its vital to include a cause as well as an effect. We also looked into how a narrative must follow the rules determined by a genre, for example if its a horror you expect there to be blood, violence and some sort of villain involved which is of course the problem in the film.

Todorov’s theory on narrative has three steps to it. Firstly is the “situation” which is the status quo or in other words the normality of the film which is determined by the genre of the film as you know the genre of the film you would be going to see so the situation wouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Secondly is the disruption which is fairly obvious that it is the problem within the film or tv episode. Lastly in Todorov’s theory is the resolution, clearly being the problem being solved in some way or the problem being neutrally resolved as it was in the episode of Looney Tunes we watched in the lesson. Although apart from the neutral ending the episode we watched of Looney Tunes fitted in to Todarov’s theory almost perfectly.

Propp’s theory is on narrative functions which basically is the idea of most narratives being structured like fairy tales. The way it is done is by having the three main, most important characters; Hero, which resolves the problem. A villain, which creates the problem and a victim of the problem which is in some cases a princess of some sort. You realise a narrative function is in most narrative stories. Although it is important to get accross that functions are not necessarily characters as well as the fact characters can inhabit more than one function at a time, for example a victim/hero.

Propp & Todorov

Narrative, a story which is either fiction or non fiction is what we first looked at in our Media lesson. After finding out the definition we had a brief look into structure of a narrative which basically consists of a cause and an effect chain basically meaning that in a narrative its vital to include a cause as well as an effect. We also looked into how a narrative must follow the rules determined by a genre, for example if its a horror you expect there to be blood, violence and some sort of villain involved which is of course the problem in the film.

Todorov’s theory on narrative has three steps to it. Firstly is the “situation” which is the status quo or in other words the normality of the film which is determined by the genre of the film as you know the genre of the film you would be going to see so the situation wouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Secondly is the disruption which is fairly obvious that it is the problem within the film or tv episode. Lastly in Todorov’s theory is the resolution, clearly being the problem being solved in some way or the problem being neutrally resolved as it was in the episode of Looney Tunes we watched in the lesson. Although apart from the neutral ending the episode we watched of Looney Tunes fitted in to Todarov’s theory almost perfectly.

Propp’s theory is on narrative functions which basically is the idea of most narratives being structured like fairy tales. The way it is done is by having the three main, most important characters; Hero, which resolves the problem. A villain, which creates the problem and a victim of the problem which is in some cases a princess of some sort. You realise a narrative function is in most narrative stories. Although it is important to get accross that functions are not necessarily characters as well as the fact characters can inhabit more than one function at a time, for example a victim/hero.