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How To Learn From a ‘Bad Video Editor’

first_imgFollow WorstEditorEver on Twitter for more entertaining editing gems!For a list of pro video editors sharing a wealth of information on Twitter check out our earlier post: 10 to Follow: Video Editing and Post-Production Twitter Users.What video editors are a ‘must-follow’ for you on Twitter? Share in the comments below! One of my favourite new editors to follow on Twitter is @worsteditorever whose special brand of advice is worth every penny you’ve paid for it – nothing!Most of this video editing advice can simply be reversed to find a vital truth that might be new to you if you’re just getting started. If you’re a seasoned pro hopefully you can enjoy these tweets for what they are – someone having a good laugh, and nailing a few video editing inside jokes. If you’re new to video editing, you can learn a lot from the tweets of WorstEditorEver!last_img read more

Royalty Free Music Roundup: Love Story

first_imgAll you need is love… and a little something to set the mood. Our curated playlist of romantic royalty free music is the perfect soundtrack for falling in love.We find love in the stories that surround us. One thing is certain: The greatest love stories in our culture tend to find themselves intrinsically tied to equally memorable theme music.In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’ve chased down that elusive magic to offer you a feast of feelings. Whether gentle, nostalgic, passionate, or celebratory, the story you are telling will transport the listener…and their journey will be unforgotten.Discover the best romantic royalty free music in our curated playlist below.last_img read more

Rising stars: Filipino bet Cris Leon scores split decision over Singaporean foe

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments The 27-year-old Leon, who already has 18 losses, picked up his 12th win.Ridhwan, who is a three-time Southeast Asian Games bronze medalist, took just his second loss with 11 wins.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics PBA: Ginebra overcomes slow start to beat NLEX, nail playoff berth Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Rising Stars. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Filipino Cris Leon scored an upset against Singaporean prospect Muhamad Ridhwan in the Rising Stars fight card Saturday night at Resorts World Manila.Leon proved to be a tough nut to crack for Ridhwan and earned a split decision victory in the featherweight six-rounder.ADVERTISEMENT Ridhwan found his groove late in the fight and even dropped Leon in the sixth round.Huffing and puffing, Leon barely survived the sixth round. He was also deducted by a point in the fifth round for pushing Ridhwan down.In the opening bout of the main card, Reymark Ibones settled for a majority decision against Henry Lumanan in a four-rounder in the flyweight division.The Rising Stars boxing event is co-promoted by Manny Pacquiao’s MP Promotions and Ringstar Asia.ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ibones wins by majority decision.— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) March 23, 2019 Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Google Philippines names new country director Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgivinglast_img read more

Our aim is to qualify for 2018 AFC Under-23 Championships, says Stephen Constantine

first_imgAs the Indian football team are currently attending the final preparatory camp ahead of the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers kicked off at the Ambedkar Stadium in the national capital on Monday, national coach Stephen Constantine has said that his side would not carry laid back attitude and focus on qualifying for the main event.34 players have been summoned for the camp which will continue until July 1 before the team departs for an exposure trip to the USA.Besides players playing in the I-League, Constantine has also called two players from the U-22 trials, players for which were scouted by the AIFF scouting network led by Executive Committee member Abhishek Yadav. Yadav and his team had selected players from inter-university championships, inter-college tournaments, Santosh Trophy, Second Division League, Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) as well as the overseas scouting programme.India are slated to face Syria, Turkmenistan and Qatar in Group C of 2018 AFC U-18 Championship Qualifiers, which is scheduled to be held from July 19 to July 23 in Doha, Qatar.”Our aim is to qualify for the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship. The qualifiers are in a month’s time and hence, we can’t just sit back and ponder over,” Constantine maintained. “New Delhi is the ideal venue to get acclimatised to the current weather of Qatar. Our focus was on working in the similar conditions to Qatar,” he added.AIFF has also organised for an exposure Tour for the squad to the USA which Constantine believes will “come in handy.””We are scheduled to go on an exposure trip to California early next month. We’ll play three or possibly four competitive matches against some club age-group teams and senior teams which will definitely come handy before we face Qatar, Syria and Turkmenistan in the Qualifiers,” Constantine mentioned.advertisementThe list of players attending the camp is as follows:Goalkeepers: Vishal Kaith, Sukhadev Shivaji Patil, Kamaljit Singh, Phurba Tempa Lechenpa.Defenders: Nishu Kumar, Lalramchullova, Chinglensana Singh Konsham, Salam Ranjan Singh, Sarthak Golui, Sairuatkima, Lalruatthara, Nitesh Deepak Aswani, Subhasish Bose, Jerry Lalrinzuala.Midfielders: Nikhil Chandrashekhar Poojary, Raynier Raymond Fernandes, Isaac Vanmalsawma Chhakchhuak, Germanpreet Singh, Vinit Rai, Mawihmingthanga, Asharudeen Pulparamban, Saurabh Das, Enestar Malngiang, Robinson Singh Khumukcham, Vignesh Dakshina Murthy, Chesterpoul Lyngdoh, Lallianzuala Chhangte.Forwards: Hitesh Sharma, Daniel Lalhlimpuia, Anto Xavier, Alen Deory, Manvir Singh, Azharuddin Mullick.last_img read more

Ajinkya Rahane thanks Virat Kohli for giving him opportunity to bat as opener in West Indies

first_imgStylish Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who has been in sublime form in the ongoing ODI series against West Indies, has insisted it is his hunger for runs which has kept him motivated to perform well for himself as well as the team.Rahane, who has always been known for his delicate touch and perfect timing, has scored in all the three games of the series so far. In the first ODI which was washed out at the Queens Park Oval, he scored 62 and followed it up with a brilliant 103 at the same venue to help the Men in Blue register an emphatic 105-run win over the hosts.The 29-year-old did not stop there and played an important 72-run knock on a difficult wicket at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Friday in the third game which India won by 93 runs and took a 2-0 lead in the series.Speaking exclusively to ANI after the Antigua game, Rahane said, “When I was not playing in Champions Trophy, I was focusing on my fitness as well as my batting. When we came here, I was hungry, I wanted to do well.””I was batting well in the nets, here as well as in England. So, I wanted to make it count and I am really hungry at the moment and looking forward to do well,” he said.Rahane, who was sitting on the bench for whole of the Champions Trophy, said he utilised the time focusing on his fitness and batting.”I would like to thank Virat (Kohli) and team management that they gave me this opportunity to bat at the top of the order. When I was in England, I really worked hard on my fitness and I am happy all that hard work is paying off here,” he added.advertisementWhen asked about his Trinidad century, he said, “It was a perfect knock. Even before that game, I got 62 runs and I was batting really well. So, in the second game I really wanted to make it count.”Stressing on the importance of fitness, the Mumbaikar said, “Fitness is very important. Right after Australia series, we played IPL and then came to UK and then here. So, we have to take care of our fitness as professional athletes.””This team is really focused and disciplined. We all think about our sleeping times and eating habits as well.”The two teams will now lock horns in the fourth ODI at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Sunday.last_img read more

Urban Meyer Addresses His Current Health Situation

first_imgohio state head coach urban meyer on the sidelineCOLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts after a play against the Maryland Terrapins during the second half at Capital One Field on November 17, 2018 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer looked a lot better on the sideline Saturday during the Buckeyes’ big win over Michigan.This was nice to see for Ohio State fans, as Meyer had looked quite a bit worse during OSU’s overtime win over Maryland the weekend prior.Much has been made about Meyer’s health status this season, with the head coach admitting that he’s been dealing with some headaches due to an ongoing cyst issue.Ohio State’s head coach was asked today about his current health status.Meyer was direct.“Good,” he said during his Monday afternoon press conference.Some have speculated that this could be Meyer’s final season in Columbus, but the Ohio State head coach certainly didn’t look like someone who was ready to leave during the blowout win over Michigan.Ohio State is now all focused on the Big Ten Championship Game. The Buckeyes are set to take on Northwestern in Indianapolis on Saturday night.last_img read more

Throttle Jockey: Indian Vintage combines class, power and comfort

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 1. 2015 Indian Vintage 2. 2015 Indian Vintage 3. 2015 Indian Vintage 4. 2015 Indian Vintage 5. 2015 Indian Vintage 6. 2015 Indian Vintage 7. 2015 Indian Vintage 8. 2015 Indian Vintage 9. 2015 Indian Vintage 10. 2015 Indian Vintage 11. 2015 Indian Vintage 12. 2015 Indian Vintage 13. 2015 Indian Vintage 14. 2015 Indian Vintage 15. 2015 Indian Vintage 16. 2015 Indian Vintage 17. 2015 Indian Vintage 18. 2015 Indian Vintage 19. 2015 Indian Vintage 22. 2015 Indian Vintage 23. 2015 Indian Vintage 24. 2015 Indian Vintage 25. 2015 Indian Vintage I’ll just admit it up front: When it comes to motorcycles, I’m not a fringe guy. Or, much of a cruiser guy. The little strips of leather blowing in the wind around the borders of seats, saddlebags and hanging off the handlebars of big V-twin cruisers are just not my speed. I like my bikes lean, clean and without unneeded… frippery.But when the kind folks at Indian offered to not only let me test-ride a 2015 Indian Chief Vintage, but ride it from Los Angeles to the Bay Area, I of course said yes immediately – even though the dreaded fringe was going to be along for the ride. Why betray my high standards for some seat time on fat and fringed cruiser, a bike pretty much diametrically opposed to everything in my sport-riding mindset? Because it’s an Indian, to put it simply.I’ve always been fascinated with the history of Indian, due in no small part to their legacy of innovation – and performance. I’ll admit I was a bit disappointed when the first models broke cover at Sturgis in 2013. They were all based around yet another V-Twin when parent company Polaris could have easily colored outside the lines and built a brute Four, just as Indian originally did back in 1928. 1928! But Indian’s 111-inch Thunder Stroke V-Twin plant is a no-foolin’ and great looking torque locomotive, and anytime someone is willing to toss me the keys to a $22,000 bike for a day of unchaperoned riding, especially with a lot of open road in the mix, I’m willing to quickly overlook some errant strands of tan leather and something as inconsequential as engine configuration. Now, where’s my helmet? I saddled up the Vintage shortly after returning from riding the lighter-weight Scout, and began the slow crawl towards the 405 in Los Angeles. The Vintage is essentially the Chief base platform gussied up with some chrome trim, a quick-release windscreen and quick-release saddlebags. With fringe. The tan leather seat also featured the fluttering strands of cow skin, but oh well. Must. Not. Obsess.Getting under way, clutch play on the big Vintage is both low effort and buttery smooth, and really, in creeping traffic, throttle operation is optional. According to the digital numerical tach readout tucked in the LCD panel inside the big tank-mounted speedometer, the big lump turns over at just 800rpm at idle. Distinctive bump bump bump sensations and a muted exhaust note from the 2-1-2 exhaust system remind you there’s a potent fire down below without setting off car alarms or cager rage, but underway, the engine is super smooth, with just enough friendly vibes and exhaust music to remind you some very big slugs are reciprocating just inches away from your privates.Once on the 405 freeway, traffic goes from a crawl to about 40, and finally, everyone decides 65 seems to the right pace, probably since since the speed limit is posted as 50. Immediately, three things about the big Indian become apparent: the engine is fantastic, the seat is just about perfect and a bike this size really has no right to handle as well as this one does.When the inevitable SoCal cell-chatting driver heads into my lane, the Vintage’s triple disc brakes with ABS (standard on all Indian models) provide solid braking power and a surprising amount of feel. Wind buffeting off the tall windscreen starts to shake my helmet above about 75mph, but it’s not terrible and I’m rarely going that fast anyway. And if I want to, it’s a twist away as the big motor seems to have a limitless liquid core of torque.Despite the fringe, there’s no doubt this is a great-looking motorcycle. I’m riding one of the new 2015 models and this year, there are some two-tone paint options. I’ve got what Indian calls Willow Green and Ivory Cream, and while I’d probably opt for basic black, red or the very attractive red and black combo, I have to admit the bright colors are rich and attractive. But I must be in the minority on color choice, because whenever I stop, the bike gets compliments on the colors, the classic valanced fenders, the look, and the fringe. “Love the fringe,” a grandma says with a wink as I gas up in Pismo Beach. I grit my teeth and say thanks.Polaris… er, Indian, has mated the torquey Thunder Stroke engine to a 6-speed gearbox with 6th being a true overdrive. Rolling north on trafficky Highway 1, I rarely get the Vintage into 5th gear, let alone 6th, and the gearbox action is slick without being too slick; it still requires some lever effort to notch the next gear, but as cruisers go, its one of the best gearboxes I’ve used.In San Luis Obispo, I’m faced with an option: continue up the winding Highway 1 into the unpopulated (and gas-station free) Los Padres National Forest area as the sunlight quickly fades, or pick up the less-exciting Highway 101 and roll worry-free into the Bay Area. A quick weather check shows a possibility of some rain along the way, and I opt for the 101 instead of taking my chances on a slickened, twisting, unlit coast-hugging two-laner. At night.One thing my relatively short jaunt on the rutted and serpentine Highway 1 has shown is that the Vintage has a praise-worthy suspension that seems to strike a good balance between sucking up the hits without turning the bike into a wallowing mess in the corners. But, like most cruisers, it does have a deficit of cornering clearance. It’s not terrible, but tackling corners aggressively is not this bike’s strong point, although it must be said that before the hard parts begin scraping, the big Vintage is plenty stable with neutral steering and no hinge-in-the-middle hysterics when the modern chassis is heeled over near its maximum. For a heavyweight bike, it’s truly easy to ride. But out on the 101, where curves are few and the traffic lightens as the sun sets, cornering clearance is secondary to comfort – and speed. While a backrest would have been nice (it’s in the growing accessories catalog), strapping my camera bag to the large leather passenger seat makes for a decent DIY solution. On the right handlebar is an all-important button I make constant use of: cruise control. With the sun dipping down on the left and a pall of clouds rising to the right, I lock down the throttle at 75 and settle in. The City by the Bay lies 240-odd miles away, and my final destination is even beyond that. The Vintage and I are about to get to know each other.Open road riding is where it’s at with the big Chief Vintage. The engine thrums along at 2200rpm and whacking open the throttle to pass trucks results in a snap and crackle from the pipes as the big girl shoots past 80 in no time flat – and that’s in 6th gear. Dropping to 5th speeds the process up even more, and there’s no reason to go any lower than that as the engine signs off at around 4400rpm (remember: 111 cubic inches). It’s all about the torque and if what’s on hand doesn’t satisfy, you can likely get more with some optional (louder) pipes and an FI remap. But for my purposes, the meal offered is plenty tasty and the exhaust sounds just fine (as in relatively quiet) as I tool down the highway in darkness, the lit “war bonnet” on the front fender proudly helping to light the way.The Vintage sports the standard cruiser/bagger tri-headlight array up front, with a large central headlight and two outboard running lights. The running light button is on the windscreen mount, so you kind of need to reach up to flick it on, it would be nice if this was handled with a button on either bar cluster. But the two additional lights provide not just more illumination, but a very wide field of light as well. Coupled with a high beam, I’ve got all the candlepower I need as I speed down the unlit 101.I roll into San Francisco at about 11:30 p.m. on fumes (gas light on, needle just about on the little peg below E) and in surprisingly heavy traffic. Do they just give away Teslas here? They seem to be everywhere. I sniff out a gas station and tank up, the tripmeter reading 180 miles and the LCD display showing 39.9mpg (and I never got it to break 40 on the whole trip despite trying). I roll around town and eventually end up at Mel’s Diner on Mission Street, stomach grumbling. A local street person drunkenly stumbles by as I’m parking and freezes in place when he spies the Vintage. “That’s the most beautiful motorcycle I have ever seen,” he says, and he seems to really mean it. But he looks at the tank and registers confusion. “It’s a Harley?” he asks. No, I tell him, it’s an Indian. More confusion. I give him a highly compressed version of the Indian saga: 1901 to 1953. Shennanigans. Polaris. New bikes. He doesn’t seem to hear a word of it as he continues to drink in the bike. “So… it’s a Harley?” he asks again. I give him a couple bucks and he goes on his way. “Damn that’s a nice bike,” he yells as he shuffles off into the darkness.I grab a window seat in Mel’s and watch a parade of locals peruse the Vintage. Several people stop and take photos. One guy gives it a very, very close inspection, maybe a little too close. But I’m not worried about it being stolen. Indian uses a radio-linked key fob for security, there’s no ignition to hotwire or stick a screwdriver in, just an oversize computer-like “power” button on top of the tank, perhaps the only styling detail that seems a bit odd. Maybe a chrome button with an embossed “I” in the Indian script? That would seem more in tune with the aesthetic.Full of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and apple pie, I saddle up one last time for the last leg of my ride on the Vintage. I have to turn the bike in to Arlen Ness’ Victory/Indian dealership in Dublin the next morning, so I pick my way through the concrete canyons of downtown as the clock ticks 1 a.m. (on a Tuesday), and finally, the streets of San Francisco are essentially quiet. Light rain begins to fall as the Vintage effortlessly climbs up the Bay Bridge onramp. I set the cruise for 55 and with the big engine barely breathing, tick off the 45 miles to Dublin as slowly as legally possible.Like I said up top, I’m not really a big cruiser guy – yet. But Indian has cooked up a truly excellent line of big-inch bruisers that combine high style, prodigious power, solid handling and unexpected refinement. The Vintage was a joy to ride; comfortable, capable and classy. If I had the dosh to drop on a cruiser at this price level, the Indian Vintage would be at the top of my list. I’ll take mine in red, though, and I’ll need a pair of scissors.All photos by Bill Roberson Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men Icons of America: Taking a Corvette Road Trip Along Route 66 center_img Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More What Kind of Motorcycle Should I Get? A Comprehensive Guide to Motorcycle Types On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Triplast_img read more

Board Postpones Hearing in Complaint Against Michelin

first_imgAn independent human rights board of inquiry considering a complaint filed by Dexter Halliday against Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. will not resume on Friday, May 26, as originally announced. The hearing will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 19, at the Wandlynn Inn, 50 North St., Bridgewater. The hearing will continue on Tuesday, June 20, Wednesday, June 21, Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 23. The independent board is being chaired by Gilles Deveau. -30-last_img

Les billets pour le Gala Création NouvelleÉcosse sont offerts en ligne

first_imgLes Néo-Écossais peuvent célébrer les réalisations des artistes de la province et leur contribution à l’essor de l’économie en assistant au sixième gala annuel de remise des prix pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse. Pour la première fois, les gens pourront cette année se procurer leurs billets en ligne à l’adresse www.creativenovascotia.com. Le gala a lieu le 28 octobre au Cunard Centre à Halifax et il est présenté par le Conseil de leadership pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse. « Les artistes de la Nouvelle-Écosse ajoutent chaque jour à la qualité de la vie dans nos localités en donnant libre cours à leur inspiration artistique, de dire le ministre des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine, David Wilson. Le gala est une occasion de faire l’expérience de l’énergie qui se dégage de notre communauté artistique et culturelle et de souligner sa contribution à l’amélioration de la qualité de la vie des familles de la province. » Les divertissements proposés lors du gala seront annoncés à une date ultérieure et mettront en vedette les talents d’une gamme d’artistes néo-écossais déjà bien connus et aussi de la relève. Les prix pour les arts et la culture les plus importants en Nouvelle-Écosse seront décernés lors du gala, y compris le Prix Portia-White, le Prix Grand-Pré et le Prix du chef-d’œuvre de la lieutenante-gouverneure de la Nouvelle-Écosse qui souligne les réalisations artistiques d’un individu. Le Prix de mérite pour un artiste établi sera décerné pour souligner les contributions d’artistes de longue date. L’engagement communautaire dans le soutien des arts et de la culture sera célébré au moyen du Prix communautaire pour les arts et la culture. Pour obtenir de l’information sur le Prix du chef-d’œuvre de la lieutenante-gouverneure de la Nouvelle-Écosse, consultez le www.nsmasterworks.ca. Pour de l’information sur les prix provinciaux pour les arts, consultez le www.gov.ns.ca/tch/culture_prizes.asp.last_img read more

Salmon habitat to recover from Trans Mountain pipeline work within 2 years

first_imgCHILLIWACK, B.C. – Fisheries and Oceans Canada says work on a Trans Mountain pipeline crossing in a British Columbia stream altered habitat for young salmon, but the creek will return to normal in one to two years.Two biologists with the department visited Stewart Creek in Chilliwack after receiving a complaint from Mike Pearson, a biologist with 30 years of experience.Pearson says the placement of 17 metres of concrete at the bottom of the stream has reduced hiding places for coho and chum salmon and inhibited growth of the invertebrates they eat. The Fisheries Department says the stream bed has been altered from soft sediment to hard substrate, but the natural accumulation of sediment will help re-establish pre-existing conditions.December 20, 2018. Immediately downstream of the TMPL ROW during a post-construction site inspection showing high water levels have reached the delineated high water mark. Sustained conditions such as these will lead to further accumulation of native substrate by natural recruitment – Trans MountainIt also says there are unlikely to have been impacts to salmon from the temporary alteration because similar rearing habitat exists upstream and downstream of the site.Trans Mountain says it agrees with the assessment by the Fisheries Department and it relies on highly qualified professionals to design and implement crossings.last_img read more

Wrestling Five Buckeyes move on in NCAA championships three others compete in

Ohio State redshirt junior wrestler Bo Jordan moved on in the championships bracket at the NCAA championships. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsST. LOUIS — After the first day of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, Ohio State sits in second place with 26 points, trailing only Penn State at 30.5. Five Buckeyes remain alive in the championship bracket, while three others will look to contribute from the consolation bracket.The Buckeyes are looking to capture their second NCAA title in three years after winning it all at the 2015 tournament.Seven Buckeyes secured wins in the first round, and six of those came with bonus points, headlined by junior heavyweight Kyle Snyder’s 12-takedown technical fall.OSU was also aided by major decisions from redshirt junior Nathan Tomasello at 133 pounds, redshirt sophomore Micah Jordan at 149 pounds, redshirt junior Bo Jordan at 174 pounds, sophomore Myles Martin at 184 pounds and redshirt freshman Kollin Moore at 197 pounds in the first round.Freshman 141-pounder Luke Pletcher also won in the first round — 8-5 over Michigan’s Sal Profaci — but was taken down by Rutgers’ Anthony Ashnault in the second round.Martin got close to a technical fall in the first leg with his 23-10 win over Bucknell’s Garrett Hoffman, but suffered a loss to Illinois’ Emery Parker in the second round. Martin won a national championship at 174 pounds in 2016, but will not have the chance to repeat after the loss.The other five Buckeyes – Tomasello, Micah Jordan, Bo Jordan, Moore and Snyder – won their second round matchup and advanced to the quarterfinals, which will take place Friday morning.Oklahoma State, who sent 10 wrestlers to the tourney, advanced nine of those wrestlers, and Penn State advanced eight. OSU is sandwiched between those two schools on the leaderboard after Day 1.Three Buckeyes have previously won a national championship — Tomasello won in 2015 and placed third in 2016, Snyder won in 2016 and Martin won as a true freshman in 2016.After winning the Big Ten tournament on March 5, and with impressive wrestling throughout the roster, the Buckeyes are aiming to move up the leaderboards.Redshirt freshman Jose Rodriguez won his first consolation bracket matchup with a fall in the first period at 125 pounds. Redshirt sophomore and 165-pounder Cody Burcher lost his first matchup in both the championship and consolation brackets, and was eliminated from competition.Friday Morning Schedule:Championship BracketNo. 1 Nathan Tomasello (OSU) vs. No. 8 Zane Richards (ILL)No. 4 Micah Jordan (OSU) vs. No. 5 Brandon Sorensen (Iowa)No. 3 Bo Jordan (OSU) vs. No. 11 Alex Meyer (Iowa)No. 3 Kollin Moore (OSU) vs. No. 6 Preston Weigel (OKST)No. 1 Kyle Snyder (OSU) vs. No. 8 Michael Kroells (MINN)Consolation BracketJose Rodriguez vs. No. 5 Tim Lambert (NEB)No. 12 Luke Pletcher vs. Christopher Carton (Iowa) read more

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron on Syria strikes Evil happens when good

first_imgMr Trump said he was responding to the attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun that killed at least 72 people, including 20 children, which he said was launched by the regime.Speaking from Florida, Mr Trump announced his strike in an emotional message to the public in which he evoked images of children dying.”Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so many,” he said.”Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack. Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched.”It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons. There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons.” U.S Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter in the Mediterranean Sea overnightCredit:REUTERS U.S Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter in the Mediterranean Sea overnight USS Porter, the guided-missile destroyer, launches strikes from the Mediterranean Sea However, the action was angrily condemned by Russia – Assad’s principal international backer – as an “aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law”.President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in statement carried by Russian news agencies that the US had acted under a “far-fetched pretext”.The Syrian military said at least six people were killed and several others injured in the strike on the base at Sharyat, in central Syria, from where Tuesday’s chemical strike was believed to have been launched.The surprise barrage of 59 cruise missiles in the early hours of Friday, UK time, was the first direct US attack on the Syrian government. USS Ross fires a tomahawk land attack missile  Britain led international support for the attack, describing it as a “limited and appropriate” response to the actions of President Bashar Assad’s forces.But Mr Farron said the UK Government should call an emergency meeting of Nato ” rather than just putting out a bland statement”. He said: “The attack by American forces was a proportionate response to the barbarous attack by the Syrian government on its own people.”The British government rather than just putting out a bland statement welcoming this should now follow it up and call an emergency meeting of the Nato alliance to see what else can be done, be that more surgical strikes or no fly zones.”Evil happens when good people do nothing, we cannot sit by while a dictator gasses his own people. We cannot stand by, we must act.”Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said the Government had been in “close contact” with the US administration in the run-up to the strike. Tim Farron USS Porter, the guided-missile destroyer, launches strikes from the Mediterranean SeaCredit:Barcroft Mediacenter_img US Tomahawk missiles, launched from two warships in the Mediterranean Sea, targeted airstrips, hangars, control towers and ammunition areas at the base.Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said it succeeded in “reducing the Syrian government’s ability to deliver chemical weapons” by severely damaging or destroying aircraft, according to initial indications, he added.He also said Russian forces were alerted ahead of the strike to minimise casualties at the airfield.The action marked a dramatic U-turn by Mr Trump, who had previously indicated the US could seek to work with the Assad regime to end the Syrian conflict.In 2013, when President Barack Obama was contemplating military strikes, he warned “many very bad things will happen” if he went ahead. Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader, has backed the US missile strikes on a Syria air base and said the UK should be prepared to become involved militarily as well.Describing how “evil happens when good people do nothing”, he warned that “we cannot stand by, we must act”.US President Donald Trump early on Friday unleashed a barrage of cruise missiles in retaliation for the Syrian regime’s “barbaric” use of chemical weapons against its own people.He said the strike was in the “vital national security interest”, adding that the US must “prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons”. Tim Farron said ‘we cannot stand by, we must act’ A No 10 spokeswoman said: “The UK Government fully supports the US action, which we believe was an appropriate response to the barbaric chemical weapons attack launched by the Syrian regime, and is intended to deter further attacks.” USS Ross fires a tomahawk land attack missile Credit:ROBERT S. PRICE/AFP/Getty Show more Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Expert dropped from hunting case after kissing prosecution witness

Veteran anti-hunting campaigner and prosecution witness in the caseCredit:Twitter Veteran anti-hunting campaigner and prosecution witness in the case In his ruling Judge Daber told Wellingborough Magistrates Court: “The defence submission rests on the admitted fact that Professor Harris and Judy Gilbert greeted one another warmly with the witness kissing the Professor.“If a relationship exists between a proposed expert and the party calling that expert which a reasonable observer might think is evidence of bias, then he must be excluded on the grounds of public policy. Justice must be seen to be done.”The judge added: “The allegation of bias specific to this particular case is something that in my view the court cannot ignore. A reasonable observer would consider him to be partisan. “However unbiased he may be, this court must exclude Professor Harris’s evidence.”Professor Harris told The Telegraph that Ms Gilbert kissed him before he could stop her and claimed they had not seen each other for nearly two decades.He said: “She walked up to me in court, greeted me, and kissed me before I could stop her. I am not responsible for someone who I have not seen for so long kissing me.”Mr Wills was acquitted of the charge of illegal hunting after using dogs to flush out a fox. He was cleared after the court heard that the plan had been to use a golden eagle to kill the fox once it had been flushed out.Using dogs to flush out wild mammals for a bird of prey to hunt is permitted under the Hunting Act 2004.In delivering his verdict last week Judge Daber stated: “The plan had been agreed by the master and the huntsman the day before. Things didn’t turn out as expected.”Mr Wills is a man with good character. It is true the hounds were not brought under control quickly enough. However there is no offence of reckless hunting. I find Mr Wills not guilty of this charge.”Professor Harris, a former professor of environmental sciences at the University of Bristol, had been employed by the CPS to give evidence on behalf of the prosecution, despite earlier questions being raised over his independence. Professor Harris arriving at an earlier hunting trial, in Peterborough, in AprilCredit:Terry Harris/THA Professor Harris arriving at an earlier hunting trial, in Peterborough, in April In December 2015 a private prosecution brought by the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) against six members of the Lamerton Hunt collapsed after Professor Harris failed to inform the court about his friendship with Paul Tilsley, the LACS’s head of investigations, and his other connections to the group.The court heard he had written a book published by the LACS, appeared at its campaign events and had published an academic paper sponsored by the group.Following Mr Wills’ acquittal the Countryside Alliance called on the CPS to abandon its use of Professor Harris as an expert witness.Tim Bonner, the chief executive of the alliance, said: “He cannot be regarded as an independent witness. I will be writing to the Attorney General about the involvement of Prof Harris in charging decisions, and about the CPS’s continued use of Prof Harris as an independent expert in trials involving hunts.”Professor  Harris rejected the Countryside Alliance’s claims, stating: “Tim Bonner represents a campaigning organisation and so has a partisan view, whereas I am an independent academic. For more than half a century, I have known and worked with people who support hunting and those who are anti-hunting. However, I base my opinions on the facts, not the preconceived objectives of others.”A CPS spokesperson said: “We are aware of the judge’s comments and are looking into what happened in this case. The gathering of evidence and identification of witnesses is a matter for police and it is for the court to determine whether an expert’s evidence is admissible.” An expert witness in the trial of a huntsman was banned from giving evidence by a judge after he was spotted kissing a prosecution witness.Professor Stephen Harris, one of Britain’s leading authorities on foxes and a longstanding opponent of hunting, was excluded from the trial of Mick Wills after the incident was reported to  District Judge Tim Daber.Mr Wills, a huntsman with the Grafton Hunt, was subsequently found not guilty of illegally hunting a fox with dogs in Alithorn Woods, Northamptonshire, in September 2017.It is the second time in recent years that Professor Harris’s involvement as an expert witness in a hunting case has raised questions.In the latest case Mr Wills’ defence counsel Stephen Welford claimed that as a result of Professor Harris greeting Judy Gilbert, a veteran anti-hunting campaigner, with a kiss as they arrived at court, he could no longer be regarded as an independent witness, given his apparently close relationship with her. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Emiliya Turey in Itxako

← Previous Story Zarko Sesum from 2011 three years in RNL! Next Story → Danijel Andjelkovic in Toulouse One of the best winger in Europe, Emiliya Turey (26) will play in Spain. Her new club is Itxako, who is making strong team for next season in CL. Turey won World championships with Russia twice and also, CL with Slagelse, before he moved to FCK with Anja Andersen. Now, it is time for new challenge…

Stings first match in WWE confirmed for WrestleMania 31

first_img Google+ Twitter Impact announces tickets remain for this weekend’s End of Summer Tour in California Following the face-to-face meeting on Sunday night at the WWE Fastlane PPV in Memphis, WWE has confirmed Triple H vs. Sting for WrestleMania 31 on 3/29 in Santa Clara. Impact offers Military Personnel free entry to this weekend’s California events Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Charlotte Flair to reportedly take on WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus at SummerSlamlast_img read more

In Other News Airport Serving Ft Leonard Wood to Double Passenger Service

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Waynesville-St. Robert (Mo.) Regional Airport, a joint use airport located on Fort Leonard Wood, announced new daily commercial jet service to St. Louis on Contour Airlines beginning next month. Local officials have made securing additional passenger service at the airport a priority as a way to enhance the mission of Fort Leonard Wood and improve quality of life for the surrounding region. The civilian airport serves families attending military graduations as well as military members on official travel, according to a Sustainable Ozarks Partnership news release. … Kern County, Calif., will use a $900,000 grant from DOD to begin carrying out recommendations from a recent study of ways to diversify the economy of the eastern portion of the county from a reliance on Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in Ridgecrest and Edwards AFB in California City. Funds will be distributed to multiple economic development organizations to hire personnel, as well as promote tourism, strengthen the STEM curriculum in public schools and consider new development opportunities, reports the Mojave Desert News.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

Afghan women fear cost of peace will be their freedom

first_imgIn this photo taken on 30 January, 2019, Afghan girls walk next to graffitis on a wall in Kabul. Afghan women are watching with trepidation as the US draws closer to a deal with the Taliban, with many defiant at the thought of losing any of the hard-won progress they have made in the deeply patriarchal country since the Islamists were toppled in 2001. Photo: AFPIt is naive to think the Taliban have changed their stance on women’s rights, says Kabul restaurateur Laila Haidari, who like many educated Afghan women fears any peace deal between the extremists and the US could erode hard-won freedoms.Draconian rules that once forced half the population behind closed doors — barred from education and work — have been chipped away in the nearly two decades since the US-led invasion that swept the Taliban from power.”If they return, women will have to leave the public space,” Haidari tells AFP from the restaurant she runs in Kabul, one of the few places in the capital where men and women dine together.Haidari launched the #metooafghanistan movement which she and others hope will be a vanguard of Afghan women who can hold the line against Taliban power.”We never want to go back. We never want to lose our freedom,” says Mina Rezaee, the owner of another cafe in Kabul, where music — banned under the Taliban — plays in the background.After six days of negotiations in Qatar, the US and Taliban have agreed a draft framework for a deal which could pave the way for the insurgents to hold peace talks with Kabul.With the US desperate to withdraw from Afghanistan, and the Taliban in control of vast parts of the country, it is unclear what a post-conflict government would look like.Any participation by the Taliban, however, frightens many women.Before being toppled by the US invasion of 2001, the Taliban governed Afghanistan for nearly five years with a strict interpretation of Shariah law.”We still remember how hard it was to be a woman under Taliban rule,” says Naweeda Bayat, a 25-year-old from central Jaghori district.”I was a kid, but I remember they burned our school right in front of our eyes.”The government in Kabul controls less than two-thirds of the country, according to a US estimate — and in Taliban-controlled areas nothing has changed.”They have either burned girls’ schools or don’t allow women to work,” Bayat says. “This tells us how they might be if they come back.”Shut outAfghan women have even more reason to worry if they are “shut out of the negotiation process, as they mostly have been,” says Heather Barr, a senior women’s rights researcher.”The Taliban’s attitude toward women has moderated slightly since 2001, but it is still a million miles away from the equal rights women are granted under Afghanistan’s constitution,” she observes.The position of women in Afghanistan has undeniably improved since 2001.More than 2.5 million of the eight million schoolchildren are girls, according to the UN More than a quarter of the seats in parliament are reserved for women and in 2016 they made up nearly a fifth of the workforce.But despite the progress — and millions spent by Western aid programmes since 2001 – Afghanistan ranks last in the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security index which measures well-being and self-reliance.The fears of educated women in the capital are shared by those in rural areas, where the literacy rate can be less than two percent and rights are often even more constrained by conservative tradition.Hasina, a 32-year-old mother of one in the disputed southern province of Helmand, says she dreads going backwards.”We are worried and afraid for our lives,” she says.”If the Taliban come back and ban schools for my children, or don’t allow me to go out without my husband, this is not acceptable for me,” says Nazia Rezaee, a 35-year-old in the central city of Ghazni.Afghan women ‘have changed’Several feminist activists told AFP they believe the country has changed and Afghan women will not allow their rights to be taken away without a fight.”Afghan women are stronger, more informed, more educated than ever, and no one, including men, will agree to return to what Afghanistan was in 1998,” says Fawzia Koofi,who heads the parliamentary Committee on Women and Human Rights.Activist Attia Mehraban feels the same. “I dream of peace, like millions of other Afghans, but I dream more vividly of my freedom and rights as a 21st Century human being,” she told AFP.”The price of peace cannot be limitless.”Her message to the Taliban, she said, is “Afghan women have changed… If you think you can come back with the same ideology … you are wrong, you will be facing a formidable force of well-educated Afghan women who are conscious of their rights and who will not give in to oppression.”Hosai Andar, a businesswoman in her 40s, said she could “not imagine the world would abandon us once again”.”I am an optimist,” she told AFP. “They will stay with us.”last_img read more

FuboTV Banks 75 Million From AMC Networks 21st Century Fox and Others

first_imgLaunched in January 2015 as a streaming-soccer service, FuboTV is jostling with a number of other OTT pay-TV players in the U.S. — each scrambling to compete on price, packaging and features for consumers looking for alternatives to traditional cable and satellite TV. Those include Dish’s Sling TV, AT&T’s DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, Hulu’s live TV service, Sony’s PlayStation Vue and Philo (which is backed by AMC, A+E Networks, Discovery/Scripps and Viacom).“The pay-TV space is experiencing a renaissance, and the company will use this investment to continue to drive technological advancement in video quality and latency, machine learning and predictive analytics to deliver a best-in-class experience,” David Gandler, FuboTV CEO and co-founder, said in announcing the funding.Other investors in the company include DCM Ventures, i2bf, LionTree Partners, Univision Communications Inc., Edgar Bronfman Jr. (former Chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group), Chris Silbermann (founding partner, ICM Partners) and former NBA commissioner David Stern.FuboTV currently offers a $45-per-month bundle that includes more than 70 channels, including local TV stations, national cable networks and regional sports nets. The company announced that it hit 100,000 paying subscribers in September 2017.In the last 10 months, FuboTV has signed distribution deals with AMC Networks, CBS (including Showtime), Scripps, NFL Networks (including NFL RedZone), Pac-12 Networks, Meredith’s PeopleTV and Sports Illustrated TV, and RSNs including MSG Networks, NESN and SNY.It also has added 210 local broadcast affiliates or owned-and-operated stations bringing FuboTV’s total lineup to 257 stations plus access to Fox network programming in an additional 40 markets. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img FuboTV is getting more cash to fuel its sports-centered, over-the-top internet pay-TV business: The startup announced $75 million in fourth-round funding from investors including AMC Networks and 21st Century Fox.The Series D round included participation by new investor AMC and existing investors 21st Century Fox, Luminari Capital, Northzone, Sky and the former Scripps Networks Interactive (now part of Discovery).New York-based FuboTV plans to use the funding — which brings it to $150 million total raised to date — to expand its engineering and product teams, as well as increase marketing spending and to roll out new content bundles both in the U.S. and internationally.As it has grown over the past year, FuboTV moved its headquarters into a 17,000-square-foot office space in midtown Manhattan New York headquarters. With the new funding, the company plans to double its office space and staff by the end of 2018, including the opening of a second major office in a location yet to be determined.last_img read more

Apple Pay Hit by Wave of Fraudulent Transactions

first_img 1 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » March 6, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Apple Inc’s mobile payment system Apple Pay has been hit by a wave of fraudulent transactions using stolen credit-card data from a spate of breaches at retailers, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.The transactions stemmed from breaches at retail giants including Home Depot Inc and Target Corp, the Journal reported on Thursday.The majority of unauthorized purchases have been for big-ticket items bought with smartphones at Apple’s own stores, the Journal said.Apple could not be reached immediately for comment.(Reporting By Darshana Sankararaman in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Wills) Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more