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  • 10 Quick Final Cut Pro X Tips

    first_imgWhether you’re new to Final Cut Pro X or an experienced editor looking to sharpen your skills, don’t miss this video tutorial covering 10 quick FCPX tips.We’ve previously featured YouTube user Matt’s Macintosh for his great “Sky Color Correction” tutorial in Final Cut Pro X.  Now he’s released another FCPX video tutorial that’s a must-see for any Final Cut Pro X editor:TEN 10 SECOND FCPX TIPS.In this video Matt shows you his favorite Final Cut Pro X tips including:Copy and paste effects and attributes from one clip to another.Shortcut for view entire Final Cut Pro X timeline.Modify and customize Final Cut Pro X shortcuts.Color correct footage in FCPX that appears outside a mask.Using the share menu to export multiple still image formats.Duplicate works similar to “Save as” in legacy versions of FCP.Use duplicate to save space on your hard drive.Change audio from mono to dual mono.Where to look for FCPX plugins and effects?Where do custom Final Cut Pro X templates and effects live on your system?Take 2.5 minutes and learn these very useful FCPX tips!  Visit Matt’s Macintosh YouTube channel for more great videos on Final Cut Pro X editing, video production and Apple related topics.Got an FCPX tip to share?Leave it in the comments below!last_img read more

  • On record-setting night, Ceres highlights big leap

    first_imgSlow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201703:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “We went out there to fight because we never expected an easy game,” Vidakovic said.“I think we need to have this mentality in every game even if we are winning, we keep going, we keep fighting, we keep working for the team with the same intensity for the 90 minutes.” Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers La Salle outlasts FEU in five; surprising Adamson downs UP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Following strong performances in the upset of Brisbane Roar and in the loss to Tianjin Quanjian in the AFC Champions League qualifying rounds, the Busmen stamped their quality on a dispirited Boeung Ket side as if to say they deserve to be playing in a higher level competition.The win matched the biggest margin in AFC Cup history set by Uzbekistan’s Nasaf Qarshi in its win over Dempo of India in 2011.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRelentless on attack and hardly giving anything away defensively, Ceres took the fight out of the Cambodians with five goals in the first 31 minutes.A brace each from Takumi Uesato, Bienve Marañon and OJ Porteria and a goal apiece from captain Carlie de Murga and substitute Manny Ott propelled the Busmen to a record-setting night. BACOLOD CITY—The outcome was expected, but the scoreline and performance once again showed the leap in the level of play of Ceres Negros in the past few months.The Busmen matched an AFC Cup record on a rainy Tuesday night, pummeling Cambodian champions Boeung Ket, 9-0, at the start of Group F play at Panaad Stadium.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

  • Santiago right in time to complete NU’s comeback vs DLSU

    first_imgView comments Santiago couldn’t get into the game in the early part of the fifth set as her team still hasn’t rotated enough for the middle blocker to get into position.La Salle held a 12-8 lead, needing just three more points to remain perfect in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament, but Aiko Urdas managed to score on a check ball to cut the deficit to 12-9.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd trimming the lead wasn’t the only thing Urdas did, her point also allowed NU to rotate and that movement gave way for Santiago to enter the game.“I was nervous but I know I had to compose myself that even though I wasn’t on the floor we can win the game,” said Santiago in Filipino Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre. AFP official booed out of forum Santiago’s impact was immeasurable and setter Jasmine Nabor knew the mere presence of their captain is enough to make them a better team than the Lady Spikers.“When she entered the game, it was like a big boost of confidence for us,” said Nabor, who had 53 excellent sets, in Filipino. “All the defense had to do was get the ball in the air, and it will be up to me to adjust and give it to the spiker.”Santiago, who had 27 points, put NU at the first match point, 14-13, with a brutal quick kill.Nabor then set up Santiago for another masterful kill this time, for the 15-14 match point before Aiko Urdas’ service ace ended the match, 26-24, 19-25, 22-25, 25-17, 16-14.“I knew that when I got back on the floor I will give my 100-plus percent,” said Santiago. “Jasmine gave me the trust and as long as she gives me the ball I will score in anyway possible, no hesitation.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Alas heats up as NLEX earn playoff spot with win over Blackwater Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Before Jaja Santiago could get a chance to lead National University and rip La Salle’s fighting spirit in the final period, she first had to agonize for a few minutes sitting on the Lady Bulldogs’ bench.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

  • JSW announces Rs 5 lakh cash award to grappler Narsingh Yadav

    first_imgMumbai, Sep 16 (PTI) JSW Sports that supports wrestler Narsingh Yadav and seven other Indian grapplers, who were part of the squad at the recently-held World Championship in Las Vegas, today announced a cash award of Rs five lakh to him for winning a bronze medal in the USA. “Narsingh Yadav has become the first wrestler from India to book a quota for the Olympic Games through the World Championships in a difficult weight category. We are all proud of his fantastic achievement and are committed to providing him every kind of support to ensure that he has the perfect platform to excel at the Rio Olympics. As a token of appreciation, he will be given a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh,” said JSW Sports CEO Mustafa Ghouse at a media conference here today with the wrestler in attendance. JSW has been supporting Mumbai-born Yadav for the last two years by providing him with foreign exposure, training, apparel, supplements and access to a team of physios. Yadav asserted winning the quota place for Rio will help him concentrate now on ironing out his faults. “Winning a quota with almost a year to go for the Olympics is a great thing. I can use this time now for preparing myself fully and with single-minded determination. I do not need to compete in any qualifiers and can use this time to weed out my mistakes and improve in certain key areas that my coaches have identified,” he said. The other wrestlers in the World Championship squad supported by JSW are: Bajrang Punia, Amit Kumar, Arun Kumar (men), Babita Kumari, Geeta Phogat, Vinesh and Navjot. PTI SSR SDL PDS ATK SDMadvertisementlast_img read more

  • Bayern Munich edge resolute Benfica with early Vidal goal in Champions League

    first_imgBayern Munich will take a slender lead into the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Benfica after Arturo Vidal’s early goal earned a 1-0 win over the resolute Portuguese side on Tuesday.Benfica, aiming to reach the European Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990, have conceded 13 goals in their three previous visits to Bayern and must have feared the worst when Vidal headed home after two minutes.But the floodgates failed to open after that as the visiting defence stood firm on a frustrating evening for the hosts who beat Benfica’s arch-rivals Porto 6-1 at home at the same stage of the competition last season.Five-times European champions Bayern had also found goals easy to come by in the Champions League this season, blasting 18 in their previous four home matches, but came up against some dogged defending as they pushed to extend their advantage.Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski had a superb chance to add a second in the dying stages but bizarrely opted to try and pass to Philipp Lahm when through on goal and it was wasted.”We only had a few good chances,” said Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. “Benficas defence did a good job, their four-man backline works pretty well. In the end we missed the chance to score a second goal but sometimes a 1-0 has to be enough.”Bayern got off to the perfect start when Chilean Vidal got on the end of Juan Bernat’s cross to head past keeper Ederson.That was not the cue, however, for the expected goal rush as Benfica, twice European champions in the 1960s, kept possession despite creating few real chances.advertisementThey could, however, have inflicted a punishing blow on the hosts midway through the second half when Jonas’s shot cannoned back of Bayern’s Javi Martinez when the goal was gaping.Benfica, who came into the game in a rich vein of form having won 19 of their previous 20 games in all competitions, will believe they can cause an upset in next Wednesday’s return.To do so they will have to break their duck against Bayern after Tuesday’s result made it five defeats and two draws in seven meetings with the Bavarians.”We knew how difficult it is to play here against Bayern but when we had possession, we created our chances,” said Jonas. “We could have left with a better result but the tie is open.”last_img read more

  • SPORT-IPL-LD FINAL 3

    first_imgEarlier, skipper David Warner blasted his way to a Earlier, skipper David Warner blasted his way to a 38-ball-69 as unheralded Ben Cuttings incredible hitting enabled Sunrisers Hyderabad get to a competitive 208 for seven against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament, here tonight. This is the highest ever score by a team batting first in an IPL final. It was little-known Cutting who smashed 39 off 15 balls with three boundaries and four sixes to take the Sunrisers past 200-run mark. The last three overs produced 52 runs while Shane Watson (0/61 in 4 overs) went for 24 in his final over out of which Cutting scored 23. Warner once again led from the front with another sizzling knock but the likes of Yuvraj Singh (38, 23 balls), Shikhar Dhawan (28, 25 balls) frittered away promising starts before Ben provided the Cutting Edge with some lusty late hitting For RCB, Sreenath Aravind (2/30 in 4 overs), Chris Jordan (3/45 in 4 overs) were the main wicket-takers. Sunrisers started the attack in the penultimate over of the Powerplay where skipper Virat Kohli introduced Shane Watson into the attack. As many as 19 runs came off that over. Both Watson and Dhawan helped themselves to a six each — the skipper hitting it over cover and the India international over long-on. Chris Gayle, who shared the new ball with Sreenath Aravind had given 11 in his first two overs but went for 13 in the 6th over of the innings as the Powerplay yielded 59 runs. It was the introduction of Yuzvendra Chahal that saw the home team drawing the first blood when Dhawan mistimed a slog sweep to be caught at square leg boundary by Jordan. The opening stand produced 63 runs. Dhawan hit three fours and a six in his innings. But there was no stopping Warner as he blazed his way to a 24-ball half centiry with two punish cut shots off Chahal, who lost the length of his leg breaks. In the next over from Jordan, he first flicked and then cut the bowler for two boundaries. Moises Henriques (4) may have shared a 34-run stand but it was all due to his skippers pyrotechnics as Jordan had something to cheer with the batsman giving skier to Chahal at mid-wicket. Yuvraj got into the groove with a couple of well-times boundaries — a sweetly timed cover drive off Watson and then a whip off Jordan behind square. And he was not complete as the next was a six in the same region. (MORE) PTI KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

  • Serena Williams eyes next step on path to history

    first_imgSerena Williams will try to take a step closer to history on Saturday when she plays her third-round match at the US Open. (Watch: Serena Williams dances to her own tunes)The world number one takes on Johanna Larsson of Sweden for a place in the last 16, the third step on the path to an Open Era record 23rd grand slam title. (Death of glamour at US Open: No Maria Sharapova, no Ana Ivanovic)Williams second-round win over fellow American Vania King brought her level with Martina Navratilovas record of 306 grand slam wins.”I knew it was on the horizon,” Williams said of the record. I knew at Wimbledon that I wanted to get there. Obviously I’m excited about that. I would like to take one more step, several more steps.”Williams’ troublesome right shoulder has held up well so far but she admits it is a constant battle.”Just tons of treatment, tons of rehab, tons of ice,” she said. “It’s constant.” Fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska, who could yet overtake Williams as world number one this fortnight, plays Caroline Garcia of France while sixth seed Venus Williams meets Germanys Laura Siegemund.In men’s third-round action, Wimbledon and Olympic champion Andy Murray continues his quest for a second US Open crown when he plays Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi.Third seed Stan Wawrinka takes on unseeded Briton Dan Evans while sixth seed Kei Nishikori of Japan faces Frenchman Nicolas Mahut.last_img read more

  • Tuchel: PSG are a special team

    first_imgThomas Tuchel has not been surprised by his “special” Paris Saint-Germain side, after the Ligue 1 champions thrashed Lyon 5-0.In a frantic encounter at Parc des Princes, Kylian Mbappe scored four goals in the space of 13 second-half minutes to cap off a ninth successive win for PSG – a Ligue 1 record.Mbappe’s haul followed an equally remarkable first half, in which Neymar opened the scoring from the penalty spot before both sides were reduced to 10 men. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! And Tuchel, who has lost just one game in all competitions since taking over at PSG, was quick to praise his players.”It’s fantastic, it’s amazing. It was super hard in the first half,” the former Borussia Dortmund boss told Canal+.”It’s a crazy and very hard match for us because Lyon played with a lot of quality and confidence. But we had a great mentality and quality, it was incredible.”I’m not surprised by my team. I know the players are capable of special things. It was like a gift, it was extraordinary.”We stayed together, gave it everything. Everyone worked for each other. We defended well, it wasn’t good in the first half, but we grew in confidence.”The players are happy, they deserve to be happy. The football, the performance, has to be about attacking and scoring goals.”It has to be about that attitude. At Paris you have to play attacking football.”What a way to head into the international break! #PSGOL#ParisEstMagique pic.twitter.com/3SMBFIDtFH— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 7, 2018It could easily have been more for PSG, with Mbappe missing three gilt-edged chances when one-on-one with Anthony Lopes, and also hitting the woodwork, before he finally got on the scoresheet in the 61st minute.The youngster did not look back from there, but insisted that he still has plenty of improvements to make if he is to reach the highest level.”I missed some opportunities yes, and I should have scored more goals, but that’s normal,” the 19-year-old told Canal+.”It’s part of the steps that I have to go through to really get to the top. But I will work. My team-mates have supported me a lot.”For a striker, as long as opportunities are created, everything is fine. I knew that if I made the right move it would come back and my team-mates gave me lots of good passes. That’s why I could score so many.”We wanted to gauge ourselves against a team like Lyon. It’s a big team and they always responded in big matches.”The title is still far away. There are many things to do yet.”last_img read more

  • J-Ks first women football team meets Rajnath; apprises prob

    first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 5 (PTI) Members of Jammu and Kashmirs first womens football team today met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and apprised him of the difficulties being faced by sportspersons in the state and sought his help.During the half-an-hour meeting, the team members conveyed to the home minister that if proper sports infrastructure comes up in Jammu and Kashmir, youths can be motivated to nourish their talents and bring laurels into the state, keeping aside terrorism and other unlawful activities.”When we told the home minister that Jammu and Kashmir lacks sports infrastructure, he immediately called up Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and requested her to do the needful to help us. He also told us that Rs 100 crore has already sanctioned (under PMs special package) to the state,” captain of the team, Afshan Ashiq, told PTI.Afshan, who hails from Srinagar, currently plays for a club in Mumbai.Manager of the JK women football team Tsering Angmo said sports infrastructure in border areas is very poor and needs urgent attention so that youths could be weaned away from terrorism and unlawful acts like stone pelting.”If there are proper infrastructure, youths can take up sports to nourish their talents and no one can brainwash anyone. No one will join terrorism or indulge in stone pelting,” Angmo, who hails from Ladakh, said.Both Afshan and Angmo thanked Singh for giving attention to their problems and for speaking to the chief minister, immediately asking her to do the needful.Later, the home minister in a tweet said: “Met the young and energetic girls of J&Ks first ever women football team. They are highly motivated & driven when it comes to football”.advertisement”Playing the role of new age Gender Benders these girls are setting an example for others to follow. I wish them success and a great future,” Singh said. PTI ACB ZMNlast_img read more

  • Harvey, Mets Ready for Dodgers

    first_imgNEW YORK — All of a sudden, Matt Harvey’s postseason debut contains an extra layer of drama.Wouldn’t seem normal any other way.With the New York Mets still steamed about a late slide by Chase Utley that broke Ruben Tejada’s right leg, Harvey is set to start a pivotal Game 3 on Oct. 12 against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first playoff contest at Citi Field.Whether the Mets will see Utley anytime soon was uncertain. Major League Baseball suspended the second baseman for Games 3 and 4, with executive Joe Torre calling it an illegal slide.Utley planned to appeal, according to agent Joel Wolfe. That would allow Utley to play until the hearing process is complete. Chances are, MLB would try to resolve the matter before the series resumes.Hours before the penalty was announced, the natural question was whether Harvey would retaliate against Utley or perhaps some other Dodgers hitter.“I think the most important thing is going out and doing my job and doing what’s best for the team. For me, in my mind, that’s going out and pitching a long game and being out there as long as I can, and keeping zeros on the board,” Harvey said. “But you know, as far as sticking up for your teammates, I think being out there and doing what’s right is exactly what I’m going to do.”The first thing he needs to do is show up on time.Harvey missed a mandatory workout last week and apologized after arriving late. The misstep drew a curt comment from Mets captain David Wright and the latest round of criticism for a star pitcher who is constantly in the headlines for one reason or another.The next could still be his latest showdown with Utley, a thorn in the Mets’ side for more than a decade while he played for NL East rival Philadelphia.The 36-year-old Utley has a part-time role with the Dodgers after they acquired him Aug. 19. But before the ban was handed down, Manager Don Mattingly said Utley might start because of the lefty-righty match-up and his good numbers against Harvey (6 for 18 with a homer).“He will definitely be a possibility,” Mattingly said.The best-of-five NL Division Series is tied 1-all after Utley’s takeout slide swung Game 2 in Los Angeles, keying a four-run rally in the seventh inning Oct. 10 that sent the Dodgers to a 5-2 victory.“Obviously the replay, everybody saw that it was more of a tackle than anything,” Harvey said. “We’re all feeling for Ruben. We’re going to pick him up, and we’re excited to be back at home.”Mattingly said Utley tried to reach out and apologize to Tejada, who will be replaced at shortstop by Wilmer Flores. Matt Reynolds, a Triple-A infielder who has never played in the majors, was on his way to New York as a potential addition to the roster.Harvey already has a history with Utley, who angered the Mets with a rough slide into Tejada back in September 2010. During his first home start this season, the right-hander nailed Utley in the back with a 95 mph fastball after Phillies pitcher David Buchanan plunked Flores and Michael Cuddyer, both on the left hand.“I think history has kind of shown that he’s kind of been in situations like that before,” Harvey said Sunday. “I know personally, after watching in 2010 and hearing about it with Ruben as well, you know, there’s some situations that need to be taken care of. I think the league is going to do their best to do that and take charge.”With retaliation on everyone’s mind, there is some thought MLB might instruct umpires to warn the Mets and Dodgers before the game about throwing inside.“I would personally hope that there wouldn’t be such an issue, only because the impact it would have on the entire game itself, would change the way the game’s supposed to be played,” New York Manager Terry Collins said.“In the game of baseball, we do ask our pitchers to pitch inside once in a while, and the last thing we need is an umpire to take the games into his hands where he thinks it was on purpose. … And all of a sudden to create a mess that certainly wasn’t intended.”Mattingly sees it the same way.“You do want it to be about back to the field,” he said. “I know it’s fun to talk about all this stuff, and you hear about it all, and it gets a lot of attention, but I’m sure it won’t go away.“I don’t think there needs to be any kind of warnings. Just let the game play,” he added.(MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

  • This is the Oppo F9 Pro, set to launch in India soon

    first_imgAfter Oppo confirmed on Monday that the F9 Pro will be launching in India soon, the company has now revealed the phone on its official site giving us a good look at what the upcoming device is going to look like. The listing on the Oppo India page shows the F9 Pro with a very small, circular notch similar to the Essential Phone. Additionally, Oppo is also touting fast VOOC charging that will give you 2 hours of talktime in just 5 minutes of charge.The Oppo F9 Pro will come to India soon after the Find X. While the Find X has a design that is pretty much all display, no notch and a motorised camera system, the F9 Pro will keep things traditional. The device will sport a notch and a chin for a largely edge-to-edge display. Interestingly, this is a notch that looks unlike the iPhone X and most other recent Android phones. The notch has a water droplet-like look to it, which only slightly differs from the Essential Phone. The small size of the notch means the F9 Pro will bear only a single front-facing camera and an earpiece just above, although we cannot say if there are some additional sensors housed inside as well.The listing also reveals the back partially. It looks like the phone will sport a glass or glossy back in a vibrant, gradient colour that moves from red to purple. There’s also the diamond-shaped pattern that is a very familiar Oppo design. The back further reveals a dual rear camera setup supported by an LED flash. Additionally, we notice a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom and support for USB Type-C.The Oppo F9 Pro will tout super fast VOOC Flash Charge support, which is similar to OnePlus’ Dash Charge.advertisementAs of now, we still do not have an exact date for the launch of the Oppo F9 Pro. The company has also teased a regular Oppo F9 for the Malaysian market. The F9 will probably look similar to the F9 Pro and may vary in size and some internal hardware. As for the Oppo F9 Pro’s India pricing, we expect it to be well above Rs 20,000 considering the price the Oppo F7 was launched at. Oppo R17 live image spotted on WeiboSeparately, some leaked live images of the alleged Oppo R17 surfaced this week suggesting a notched design similar to the Oppo F9 Pro. The R-series is typically Oppo’s high-end offering and serves as the inspiration for OnePlus phones. This suggests the next OnePlus phone, perhaps the OnePlus 6T or the OnePlus 7, may sport a similar design language.last_img read more

  • Powerful sheikh steps aside from IOC after forgery charge

    first_imgKuwait City, Nov 19 (AFP) World sport powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah said he was “temporarily” stepping aside from his International Olympic Committee duties on Monday after he was charged with forgery in Switzerland.The Kuwaiti, one of the most influential figures in international sport, said he “strenuously denies any wrongdoing”, calling the allegations “maliciously motivated by political factions within Kuwait”.Sheikh Ahmad said he would stop his work with the IOC until he had been investigated by the body’s ethics commission.”Sheikh Ahmad has today decided to step aside temporarily from his roles and responsibilities as an IOC member and chairman of Olympic Solidarity Commission, pending the outcome of an IOC Ethics Commission hearing,” said a statement from his office. (AFP) KUNKUNlast_img read more

  • Katy Daley-Mclean’s big night lit up as Red Roses overpower USA

    first_img England’s pro contracts will change women’s rugby union for ever Support The Guardian Was this helpful? Ali Donnelly Quick guide Full teams match reports Share on Messenger … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Read more Vicky Fleetwood was held up over the line by replacement Megan Foster before another replacement Jennine Duncan scored a well-taken consolation try on her first international appearance. Smith scored her second and Williams rounded things off with the final try of the night.It has been a bad week for the USA, who conceded 67 points to New Zealand in Chicago last weekend. But England are on course for a clean sweep of wins this month if they continue in this vein. Their pack, schooled by the new forwards coach, Richard Blaze, are stronger than ever as the seven forwards of the Americans discovered to their cost. Not surprisingly, Daley-Mclean was named player of the match. Since you’re here… Daley-Mclean, with a neat break and the hint of a forward pass,then gave Scott the opportunity to touch down under the posts and England were out of sight. On the stroke of half-time Daley-Mclean had her biggest moment of the night, intercepting a loose pass and running in the fifth try from her 10-metre line.England’s squad captain, Sarah Hunter, came on in the second half and was denied a try only by a decision of the video referee as the Eagles struggled to cope with a driving wind in their faces as well as a dominant home pack. Hunter was disappointed again moments later when she was penalised for a double movement at the base of a scrum.The tries kept coming, though. From a scrum Kelly Smith cut in from the left wing and England were 40 points to the good. Hunter finally got her try when she picked the ball at the base of an advancing scrum. Harrison’s lofted kick almost gave Carys Williams a debut try but she was denied by some desperate defence. The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Reuse this content England’s women celebrated the 100th cap of their fly-half Katy Daley-Mclean with an emphatic victory over the USA at Allianz Park last night in miserable, rainy conditions in north London. But Simon Middleton’s new-look team had unexpected help with the USA reduced to 14 players for 65 minutes of the game after the referee, Hollie Davidson, showed the American prop Megan Rom a red card for a high tackle.The Americans were always going to struggle with 15 players and the powerful England forwards gave the side a platform to score nine tries in the first of three autumn home internationals. Daley-Mclean ended the evening with 17 points, including a spectacular try, before being replaced on the hour by Zoe Harrison. Although the conditions on Saracens’ plastic pitch made running rugby difficult, England ruthlessly exploited their numerical advantage. Thank you for your feedback. Daley-Mclean was the first to leave the warmth of the dressing room for the cold rain sweeping around Barnet as an expectant England looked for a repeat of the result of these sides’ last meeting in a pool game at the World Cup last year, when they beat the Americans 47-26.The England scrum was soon causing the Eagles problems and the forwards gave the scrum-half, Leanne Riley, the chance to dart over for the first try of the night which Daley-Mclean converted from close to the posts. The USA’s night soon got worse when Rom left the pitch in tears for hitting one of England’s new caps, Sarah Beckett, in the neck with an elbow as the Waterloo No 8 tried to tackle her.Sarah McKenna took a fine, flat pass from Daley-Mclean and used her tricky footwork to score a second converted try. For five minutes either side of the interval the USA had to cope with 13 players. Their captain, the flanker Kate Zachary, was shown a yellow card for bringing down a rolling maul after Abbie Scott, the England leader, had taken a lineout and the pack rumbled forwards. A penalty try was awarded.center_img Katy Daley-Mclean: ‘It’s cool to have 100 caps – women’s rugby has changed so much’ Share on LinkedIn Topics Women’s rugby union Hide Rugby union England women’s rugby union team Read more Share on Facebook England McKenna (Saracens); Thompson (Worcester; Attwood, Bristol, 61), Williams (Loughborough), Heard, Smith (both Gloucester-Hartpury); Daley-Mclean (Loughborough; Harrison, Saracens, 60), Riley (Harlequins; Macdonald, Wasps, 72); Perry (Saracens; Cornborough, Harlequins, 52), Davies (Worcester; Kerr, Darlington Mowden Park, 66), S Brown (Harlequins; Botterman, Saracens 52), Aldcroft (Gloucester-Hartpury), Scott (Harlequins, capt), J Brown (Loughborough), Fleetwood (Saracens), Beckett (Waterloo; Hunter, Loughborough, h-t). Tries Riley, McKenna, penalty try, Scott, Daley-Mclean, Smith 2, Hunter, Williams. Cons Daley-Mclean 6. USA Broughton; Stokert, Henrich, Hawkins, Levy (Nalbandian, 15); Cantorna (Foster, 50), Pedraza (Kenyon, 50); Rom, Kitlinski (Taufa, 61), Benson, Bridges, Washington (Finkelstein, 50), Johnson, Zachary (capt), Gray-Matyas. Try Duncan. Red card: Rom 15. Yellow card: Zachary 35. Referee H Davidson  Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Show Share via Email Share on Pinterestlast_img read more

  • Bielsa admits to sending spy

    first_imgLeeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has admitted that he sent a spy to observe Derby County’s training session ahead of their Championship clash.The Rams contacted the police to remove a “suspicious individual” from their training ground, and it later emerged that it was a Leeds employee sent to spy on their training session.Derby released a statement on their official website confirming the events, and Bielsa has admitted that the ‘spy’ was there on his instruction. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “It’s true it was someone from Leeds United,” he told Sky Sports.”I am responsible for it. It doesn’t matter if this is legal or illegal, or right or wrong… for me, it is enough that Frank Lampard and Derby felt it was not the right thing to do, for me to believe that I didn’t behave well.”The former Argentina manager also revealed that he had already spoken to Derby counterpart Frank Lampard about the situation.”Yesterday I talked to Frank Lampard and he said I didn’t respect the rules of fair play. I have a different point of view on it, but the important thing is what Frank Lampard and Derby think.”I am the only one responsible for it because I didn’t ask for the permission of Leeds to do it.”Without trying to find a justification, I have been using this kind of practice since the qualifiers for the World Cup with Argentina. It is not illegal, we have been doing it publicly and we talk about it in the press. For some people, it’s the wrong thing to do and for other people, it’s not the wrong thing to do.”Lampard condemned the tactic in an interview with Sky and claimed that the same thing had occurred before their previous meeting.”We had somebody the day before our first game against them which we lost 4-1,” Lampard said.”Leeds can beat you 4-1 because they are a fantastic team but they had someone in the bushes that day. The man was asked to leave but it wasn’t followed up like it has been this time.”On a sportsman’s level, it’s bad. If we are going to talk about culturally and say I did it somewhere else and it’s fine, I don’t believe that. It’s disrupted our build-up to the game. People will say I am making an excuse, but I will speak like this after the game whether we win, lose or draw.”The training stopped because the police came on the training ground, then it went away. We were training on team tactics, team shape, personnel, how we are going to press, how we will work off the ball, the fact Harry Wilson wasn’t training would become evident, so the person who is watching will see all of that.”last_img read more

  • ESPN Releases Prediction For Oklahoma-Army

    first_imgOklahoma flag is run on field ahead of home game.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 08: A member of the Oklahoma Sooners spirit squad celebrates a touchdown against the UCLA Bruins at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Bruins 49-21. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Before Oklahoma starts their conference schedule next week, the Sooners will play against Army tomorrow.Through the first three games of the season, Oklahoma has relied on Kyler Murray’s insane production. Despite having large shoes to fill heading into this year, the dual-threat quarterback continues to impress.As of right now, the Sooners average 49.7 points per game, which is a huge reason for their success thus far.According to ESPN’s FPI, Oklahoma has a 98.2 percent chance of winning. Oklahoma’s biggest test might not come until Oct. 6, when the Sooners face Texas. Nonetheless, Lincoln Riley’s squad is battle-tested, especially after their road win over Iowa State.For Army, they’ll need a strong performance from Kelvin Hopkins Jr. and their committee of tailbacks. After all, they average over 300 yards per game on the ground, placing them as the No. 6 rushing team in the nation.Army and Oklahoma will kick off at 7:00 p.m. ET from Memorial Stadium.last_img read more

  • Yinson Wraps Up FPSO Deal with FVSN

    first_imgzoom Malaysia-based investment holding company Yinson Holdings Berhad has secured clearance for a proposed joint venture with Four Vanguard Servicos E Navegacao LDA (FVSN), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Premuda S.P.A.The joint venture company is aimed at acquiring a vessel owned by FVSN, which will then be used in bidding for Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) projects to be leased to potential charterers.The vessel in question is double hull Aframax Four Rainbow (ex-Four Vanguard), which was converted into FPSO in 2003, featuring a storage capacity of 604,000 bbls.“The Board of Directors of Yinson Holdings Berhad wishes to announce that YHL and FVSN have on 28 September 2015, agreed that all the conditions precedent to the Joint Venture Deed (JVD) dated 30 July 2015 have been fulfilled and/or waived,” Yinson said in a filing on Tuesday.As announced in July, upon completion of the JVD, the newly established joint venture will enter into a Memorandum of Agreement for the purchase of the FPSO from FVSN at a purchase consideration EUR 60 million.Under the deal, YHL will hold a 51 percent stake in the joint venture.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

  • BC Wildfire Service says 19 fires burn together to create one huge

    first_imgKAMLOOPS, B.C. – Over 400 firefighters are working to contain the largest wildfire in British Columbia’s history.Kevin Skrepnek of the BC Wildfire Service said 19 fires merged in an area west of Quesnel in the Interior, creating a single fire estimated to be 4,674 square kilometres in size.Co-ordinating a response has been a challenge because the fire measures more than 130 kilometres from one end to the other, he said, adding 25 helicopters and 73 pieces of heavy equipment are being used.“There’s good progress being made out there, but just given the sheer scale of this fire, it is going to be active for some time to come,” Skrepnek said.It’s been decades since British Columbia has seen a fire anywhere near this big, Skrepnek said. The previous record was 2,250 square kilometres, set in 1958 by a fire burning in the northeastern part of the province.Residents of several small communities have been forced from their homes by the giant fire, but Skrepnek said it’s still about 60 kilometres away from the nearest cities of Williams Lake and Quesnel.Emergency Management BC said Monday that 3,800 people throughout B.C. remain displaced by wildfires and 9,700 others are on evacuation alert.Several evacuation orders northwest of Kamloops were downgraded to alerts over the weekend, allowing residents around Loon and Green lakes to return home. Members of the Skeetchestn Indian Band west of Kamloops were also cleared to return as of noon on Monday.Officials at Cariboo-Chilcotin School District 27 said some schools will remain closed in September if they are located in areas where evacuation orders or alerts are in effect.School buses will also not operate in areas that are under evacuation orders or alerts, the district said in a news release.More than 1,060 fires have been sparked throughout B.C. since April 1, and about 10,000 square kilometres have been scorched by the flames.There were 135 fires burning on Monday, including seven that started within a 24-hour period.Crews fighting flames in the southern part of the province are getting some help from calm weather and seasonal temperatures, Skrepnek said, but there are indications conditions could change later this week as a cold front rolls through the region.“We could potentially see these fires flare up if we get a relatively dry cold front with wind and potentially lightning, but it could also be bringing showers with it,” he said.(The Canadian Press, CHNL)last_img read more

  • Lowerthanexpected parcel volumes helping cut into backlog says Canada Post

    first_imgOTTAWA — With a little over a week before Christmas, Canada Post says it is starting to catch up on parcel deliveries that have been delayed by rotating strikes over the past two months.The Crown corporation says that’s largely because it is taking in fewer holiday parcels than expected.At the same time, however, the agency says it cannot restore its delivery guarantees because backlogs remain sporadic across the country.Canada Post says volumes of international deliveries are also significantly less than expected, allowing postal workers to make some progress in reducing backlogs of packages from foreign locations.The corporation requested in mid-November that its international partners stop sending packages to Canada while work stoppages were held in cities across the country.Those international carriers resumed shipments Nov. 27 after the federal government passed back-to-work legislation, forcing an end to the rotating walkouts.“The international volumes now entering the country are significantly less than expected,” Canada Post said in a statement. “Processing lower incoming volumes, combined with the time lag for items to arrive in Canada, has helped us make some progress this week.”Letter mail deliveries, meanwhile, are “current,” the corporation said, meaning that Christmas cards and other mail are expected to be delivered under normal timeframes.Canada Post said its employees are being offered voluntary overtime.As well, the agency said it has hired nearly 4,000 additional seasonal employees and bolstered its delivery fleet with almost 2,000 additional vehicles.The federal government appointed mediator Elizabeth MacPherson earlier this week to try to negotiate contract settlements between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, which represents about 50,000 postal employees.The two sides sat down to their first meeting with MacPherson on Wednesday. She has until Monday to bring both sides to a deal, although that deadline can be extended by another week.If no agreements are reached, the former chair of the Canada Industrial Relations Board also has been given authority to begin a binding arbitration process in January.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

  • Lanka Easter attack leader Zahran Hashim died in hotel bombing Sirisena

    first_imgColombo: Sri Lankan Islamist extremist Zahran Hashim, said to be the top leader of an IS linked local militant group that carried out the Easter Sunday bombings, died in the blast at the Shangri-La hotel, President Maithripala Sirisena said Friday. Hashim, the head of extremist group National Tawheed Jamath (NTJ), led the attack on the hotel and was accompanied by a second bomber identified as Ilham Ahmed Ibrahim. Hashim was killed during the bombings, the president told reporters here. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US The president said the information came from military intelligence and was based in part on CCTV footage recovered from the scene. Hashim appeared in a video released by the Islamic State group after they claimed the bombings, but his whereabouts after the blasts were not immediately clear. In the video, the round-faced radical cleric was seen dressed in a black tunic headscarf and posing with a rifle. The country’s Muslim community had been warning about the firebrand cleric for years. However, it was the ISIS video that provided solid evidence about the Sri Lankan cleric’s role in terrorism and Easter Sunday bombings. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls Hashim was believed to be 40 years old and a loner. He hailed from the east coast region of Batticaloa. He was a college drop-out and hailed from an average Muslim middle-class family. India’s National Investigation Agency during its probe into an ISIS-inspired module planning to kill prominent leaders in south India had stumbled upon videos of Hashim, which was indicative of a terror attack on the Indian High Commission in Colombo. The videos showed Hashim asking youths from Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala to establish an Islamic rule in the region. After further investigation which included cyber trailing of some of the accounts associated with the ISIS, India’s central security agencies had shared an input with their Lankan counterparts about the churches being the likely target of the ISIS module.last_img read more

  • Minister Says Moroccan Needs More Science Students

    Taroudant, Morocco – After various statements made by Lahcen Daoudi, Minister of Higher Education, in which he highlighted the importance of scientific training, the Minister once again would like to see more science baccalaureate students in the Moroccan school system.According to the Minister, having more students enrolled in science branches is “one of the key means to fight against unemployment.”Daoudi, who previously declared that there are “too many graduates in arts and humanities and not enough math and science students,” believes that orienting more students into scientific disciplines “will be one of the key ways to improve employment and the fight against unemployment.” According to Media 24, the Minister said that the number of graduates in science and mathematics has declined by 2% in the 2014 baccalaureate, against a rise of 9% of graduates in arts.For Daoudi, “this is due to the organization of primary and secondary systems that needs to be reformed.”“No economy can absorb such trends,” the Minister said, adding that “we must give mathematics its proper place in the Moroccan educational system.”In addition to his favor of science branches, the minister called several times on the importance of the English language as a key element to science and academic research.In order to make this a priority for science students, the Minister of Higher Education has reportedly signed a circular making it obligatory for science students to master English before they can be admitted to science Universities.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more