Morris, Johnson lead the way

first_imgJAMAICA Hoerman Cup player Sean Morris and Delroy Johnson yesterday parred the 18-hole course at Sandals Golf and Country Club to sit atop the leaderboard with scores of 71 each on the opening day of the Jamaica National Amateur Golf Championship at Upton, St Ann.Morris and Johnson, a former Hoerman Cup player, lead a field of 60 golfers vying for the national amateur title, which is being played outside the Corporate Area for the first time in its 24-year history.Tracking Morris and Johnson are Sandals-based Zandre Roye, two over par, 73, and Jonathan Newnham, three over, 74, entering today’s second round of the three-day Labour Day weekend tournament.Playing alongside Roye, the fourth group to tee off yesterday morning, Morris promised to turn up the heat today on an already hot but windy course.”It’s a three-day event and, as such, I eased into the round this morning. I have some new equipment in the bag, which takes a while to get used to.”It was a bit tricky with the wind gusting up to 20 miles per hour, at least a constant 10, playing on tiny greens. Regulating the greens can be challenging, a bit tricky. Your short game has to be in good nick, and I have always had a good short game,” warned Morris, a Jamaica Hoerman Cup player since 2004.Newnham, though three shots behind joint leaders Morris and Johnson, is backing himself to rally today.”There were some positives. I hit the ball really well, but didn’t score well, but there are positives going into tomorrow. If I can tighten my short game, I will have a really good chance by Monday,” Newnham said.Newnham teed off in the third group, which included former Sandals-based former Caribbean junior champion, Romaine Evans, who had a terrible start, 12 over par.David Mais, tournament director, said the turnout was affected somewhat by the funeral of a member of the golfing fraternity, which clashed with the first day.”A lot of the Constant Spring players were out attending the funeral of Rodger Braham, a member of the JMMB team and a keen golfer who played at Constant Spring,” he said.last_img read more

DONEGAL FISH FARMERS HIT BY VAST ALGAE BLOOM, SAYS IFA

first_imgA massive algae bloom threatening the Co Donegal shellfish industry is being made worse by red-tape bureaucrats, the Irish Farmers Association has claimed.The bloom has spread along the west coast – and closed two beaches for a time earlier this week…at Murvagh and Rossnowlagh.Now fish farmers in Donegal Bay and further north to Mulroy, Sheephaven, Traweenagh and Lough Swilly could suffer. The phytoplankton known as Karenia has destroyed anything from 20%, to 80% in rare cases, of stocks in shellfish farms with oyster beds worst hit.Richie Flynn, of the Irish Farmers’ Association, said the 120m euro industry employing 2,000 people nationally has been let down by successive ministers and top civil servants.“There’s nothing we can do about the algae, it’s like the weather. But this is not a new or unmanageable situation,” he said.“It is to do with form filling. We fully understand the science but this is not about biology or cross contamination. You fill in the forms and send them in and they sit there. “We need to clear the massive backlog of licence applications to give businesses the flexibility to move stock away from such blooms. We have members who have been waiting up to seven years for a response to applications.”Lugworms have been killed, cockles and oysters are also falling victim and Rossnowlagh and Murvagh beaches were closed because of the amount of dead fish washed on to the beach, he said.The bloom occurs naturally at sea in warm humid conditions.It’s known as the red tide because of the colour it turns the water. DONEGAL FISH FARMERS HIT BY VAST ALGAE BLOOM, SAYS IFA was last modified: July 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sasol to build R2bn ethylene plant

first_imgReducing imports Doubling production South African petrochemicals giant Sasol has approved the construction of a R1.9-billion ethylene purification unit at its Sasol Polymers plant in Sasolburg. 3 May 2010 The ethylene will be used in the manufacturing of polyethylene, and will greatly benefit South Africa’s plastics conversion industry, which currently imports large quantities of this raw material. In December 2009, the company announced that it would invest R8.4-billion to double the production of hard wax products by Sasol Wax by 2014.center_img The plant is expected to go on stream in the second half of 2013 and will be ramped up to full capacity by 2015, enabling the company to boost ethylene production by approximately 48 000 tons per year. “This investment confirms Sasol’s commitment to the South African chemical industry and will enable significant downstream value addition in terms of locally manufactured consumer products such as plastic bags, packaging materials and containers,” Sasol said in a statement last month. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The investment will also result in increased production of medium waxes, mostly used by the candle industry in southern Africa, as well as liquid paraffins used in a variety of industrial applications.last_img read more

Final Cut Pro Video Tutorial: Time Remapping

first_imgAlter the time of your video clips using the time remapping feature in Final Cut Pro X.This video was first shared by Dan Allen on his YouTube channel.Time remapping allows you to change the speed of a clip with just a few mouse clicks. If you are wanting a quick and easy way to slow down or speed up footage, utilize the simple time remapping features in Final Cut X (a trick for creating the popular slow motion effect from The Matrix).The tutorial above demonstrates how to use time remapping in FCPX:Time RemappingUsing Optical FlowWorking with TextOne of the best plug-ins for achieving incredibly smooth time remapping is Twixtor. If you haven’t heard of it check out our previous post on using Twixtor in your video editing app. It’s not free, but if you think you’ll be time remapping a lot it is absolutely worth it.If you want to learn more about Final Cut Pro X check out the FCPX section of the PremiumBeat blog. There you can find hundreds of articles and tutorials dedicated to helping you become a Final Cut master.Any tips for time remapping in FCPX? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

‘Will have Congress-free Rajasthan after 2023’

first_imgNewly appointed Rajasthan BJP president Satish Poonia on Tuesday said the State will be “freed” from the Congress after 2023 and it will become an “invincible fortress” of the BJP. Targeting the Congress government, he said it has “betrayed” the people of the State in its 10-month rule. The next Assembly elections in Rajasthan are scheduled in 2023. Addressing the party workers after formally taking over the charge as the State president, Mr. Poonia exhorted them to work hard for the BJP’s “mission Congress-free Rajasthan”. He claimed that anti-incumbency has started developing against the Congress in the State as it has “failed” to deliver.last_img read more

Two Holland America Line Ships Collide in Vancouver

first_imgzoomIllustration. Source: Flickr – under the CC BY 2.0 license; Image by: Kees Torn Two Holland America Line’s cruise ships collided at the Port of Vancouver’s Canada Place terminal on May 4.At approximately 6:50 a.m. local time, the 82,820 GT Oosterdam allided with the 86,273 GT Nieuw Amsterdam while docking stern to stern, Holland America Line confirmed in a statement.“There were no injuries reported and disembarkation on both ships proceeded as usual,” the cruise company said.Both vessels sustained minor damages. Damage to Oosterdam is minimal, while six aft stateroom verandahs on Nieuw Amsterdam required repairs, according to Holland America Line.The extent of the damages can be seen in the photos shared by Ken Carrusca on Twitter:Cruise ship Oosterdam hits the Nieuw Amsterdam docking at Canada Place in @PortVancouverDamage to both vessels @CKNW @GlobalBC @CTVVancouverSomebody isn’t having a good day. pic.twitter.com/4r5jMLehw6— Ken Carrusca (@KenCarrusca) May 4, 2019 “All required repairs are well above the waterline and the seaworthiness of both ships is not affected,” the cruise line explained on Saturday.Following the incident, Holland America Line informed all appropriate authorities.The 2010-built Nieuw Amsterdam departed on May 4 at 5:30 p.m. on an Alaska cruise, roundtrip Vancouver. The 2003-built Oosterdam sailed at 4:45 p.m. on an overnight cruise to Seattle and departed on a roundtrip Alaska cruise the following day.As informed by the company, there is no impact on these or future itineraries of the two cruise ships.last_img read more

Gattuso likens Piatek to Tomasson

first_imgGennaro Gattuso has compared Milan new boy Krzysztof Piatek to Danish legend Jon Dahl Tomasson.Piatek who recently joined Milan from Genoa played in the barren draw against Napoli and his manager has seen enough to liken him to former teammate Tomasson.Tomasson was not a regular starter at Milan but scored 35 goals in three seasons, winning a Champions League and earning praise for his battling qualities.“We have to pick up from where we left off in the first 50 minutes, showing the same character,” Gattuso told Milan TV and Cited on Football Italia ahead of his side’s Coppa Italia quarter-final against Napoli on Tuesday.“We stopped dribbling in the last 30 minutes and were stretched, so all of Napoli’s qualities came out.“We must have the desire to play and show our faces, dribbling well. We need experience. We’re a young team and we need games like these.“For us to get back to being competitive, we need consistency in our performances, game and mentality.Piatek is ready to make his debut as a starter with the AC Milan shirt tomorrow night in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals against Napoli once again. Gennaro Gattuso is seriously thinking about it and a final decision will be made between tonight and tomorrow morning. pic.twitter.com/yu9JpVotxtCristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….— AC Milan Africa (@africa_milan) January 28, 2019“We’ve shown it at times, but we still have too many ups and downs. Piatek reminds me of Tomasson. He had some very specific characteristics.“Jon never spared himself in training and gave us a huge hand, also when he played from the start.“Piatek has just joined, but I like him already. He’s a curious lad who looks at photos at Milanello: he likes to observe, talk and experience the structure here first hand.“It’s something beautiful. Will he start tomorrow? Him or Cutrone will play. Caldara and Biglia yesterday did some light work with us yesterday.“They’re working to improve their physical level and I think they’ll be available in a week.“We’re very happy with them, they have great desire to return and have shown it through the commitment they’ve been putting in.”last_img read more

Wilmingtons Latest Legal Notices Week of April 8 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, April 8, 2018:Legal Notice — Planning Board — Public Hearing For Special Town Meeting ArticlesLegal Notice — Land Court — Order of NoticeLegal Notice — Notice of Mortgagee’s Sale — Revere AvenueLegal Notice — Notice of Mortgagee’s Sale — Hathaway RoadLegal Notice — Notice of Mortgagee’s Sale — Mill Road(NOTE: The above public notices is from MassPublicNotices.org.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 25, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of April 15, 2018)In “Government”last_img read more

Kieron Pollard Sunil Narine not in West Indies World Cup squad Andre

first_imgPollard has been ignored by West Indies selectors for the World CupIANSThe West Indies Cricket Board have announced the 15-men squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The most interesting feature of it is the absence of Kieron Pollard despite his heroics during the ongoing IPL. Sunil Narine, struggling with a finger injury, also failed to return to the team.But there was good news for fans of Andre Russell as he made it to the squad. The Jamaican all-rounder has been the most consistent performer in this year’s IPL with the bat and his success ensured that the selectors couldn’t ignore him. In other notable decisions, Marlon Samuels remains out of the team while Shannon Gabriel and Evin Lewis have been included.Reasons for decisionsBoth Pollard and Narine have been away from the West Indies ODI team since 2016. While the former continues to be a big draw in T20 leagues around the world, the latter has been struggling with a finger injury. Even without it though, he might have struggled to make the cut due to the lack of effectiveness in his bowling since remodeling of his action.The other notable omission – Marlon Samuels – suffered from lack of form last year. The veteran right-hander was struggling to get big runs across formats and was unsurprisingly left out of the team.Russell’s inclusion is both surprising and unsurprising. He has been scoring prolifically but may not play a big role with the ball. On the other hand, the return of Evin Lewis was along expected lines as his replacement in the ODI series against England, John Campbell, failed to capitalize on the opportunity. Shannon Gabriel’s impressive performance in the Tests against West Indies made him almost a certainty despite the fast bowler missing the one-day series against England due to a ban.West Indies’ 15-member World Cup squad: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (WK), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Andre Russell, Jason Holder (C), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Oshane Thomas Chris Gayle would be playing his last ODI tournament in the World CupMARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty ImageOther members of the teamThe rest of the team is along expected lines. Carlos Brathwaite remains in the team even though he hasn’t achieved the sort of success expected after his heroics in the 2016 World T20 final against England. Nicholas Pooran and Fabian Allen are two exciting young talents in the squad. Both are yet to make a big mark in international cricket. While Pooran would be a back up keeper batsman for Shai Hope, Allen could be tried out as a part-time spinner.Talking of spinners, West Indies have picked only one specialist – Ashley Nurse. The bulky off-break bowler is the latest among a list of tweakers the Caribbean side have tried in the last couple of years in 50-over format and has done alright so far.There are as many as five fast bowlers along with two medium-pace bowling all-rounders. Sheldon Cottrell’s good performance against England earned him a spot in the team. The big setback for West Indies has been the injury to Alzarri Joseph during IPL which ruled him out of the tournament. In his absence, hopes would ride on Oshane Thomas to deliver the goods thanks to his pace.The attack would be led by experienced Kemar Roach and he would be backed up by Shannon Gabriel and captain Jason Holder. With the skipper able to play as an all-rounder, West Indies may well pick two more fast bowlers in the final XI.After their brilliant Test series win against England and a spirited performance in the ODI series that followed against the same opposition, hopes are high from the Caribbean side. Even making it to the semis would be regarded a major achievement for the Holder-led team.Let’s look at the final XI that West Indies are likely to field at the start of the tournament.Expected XI: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (WK), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Jason Holder (C), Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriellast_img read more

Oxford Launches Tamil Gujarati Online Dictionaries after Hindi version VIDEO

first_imgTamil and Gujarati become the second and third Indian languages, after Hindi, as part of Oxford Dictionaries’ global languages initiative.Launched in September 2015 Oxford Global Languages (OGL) is a major initiative from Oxford Dictionaries which aims to build dictionaries and lexicographical resources for around 100 of the world’s languages and to make them available online.The Tamil and Gujarati versions follows the launch of the Hindi online dictionary last year.Judy Pearsall, Director for Oxford Dictionaries said, “OGL is a bold initiative from Oxford University Press for a modern challenge and a huge opportunity. Digital communication across the globe is dominated by English and other major global languages such as Chinese and Spanish.””As we develop more languages for OGL, we are putting a special focus on Indian languages. We are very proud to be launching Tamil and Gujarati dictionaries as part of our global mission.” said Pearsall. Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Oxford Launches Tamil, Gujarati Online Dictionaries “The addition of Gujarati and Tamil to the Oxford Dictionaries API gives a rapidly growing developer community access to this language data in a structured and flexible way, possibly for the first time, and enables the creation of content and applications that serve a huge language population.” added Philip Reimann, Senior Product ManagerOxford Dictionaries is planning to develop more regional versions putting a special focus on Indian languages.In which language should be Oxford Dictionaries’ next launch?For more videos, click here.last_img read more