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Expansion clubs Davao, Zamboanga triumph

Expansion clubs Davao, Zamboanga triumph

first_imgView comments MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Who, dear brothers, needs a Crawford-Horn rematch? Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Juntilla, who briefly played for Barako Bull in the PBA, fired 12 points of his output in the final quarter, combining with Jonathan Parreno to stun the Heroes, who drew 26 points from veteran Denok Miranda.Earlier, the Tigers of Davao Occidental leaned on Billy Robles, Leo Najorda and Mark Yee, to turn back Imus Bandera GLC Truck and Equipment, 75-71.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPicked up from Rain or Shine in the PBA, Robles, known in the south as the “Ilonggo Superman,” finished with 15 points, nine rebounds and three steals. Yee and Najorda combined for 25 points.But it wasn’t just the Tigers offense which proved to be decisive in the win over the Bandera. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newcomers Davao Occidental and Zamboanga got their Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup campaigns off to a positive start after hacking out impressive victories Thursday night at Alonte Sports Complex in Biñan, Laguna.Reed Juntilla summoned his old, fiery form, exploding for 30 points as the Valientes spoiled the home debut of the Laguna Krah Heroes, 86-80.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Davao Occidental’s defense on Imus top gun Ian Melencio was a key to the Tigers’ win. The Bandera also didn’t get anything productive from new recruit Andre Paras, who was held scoreless in 12 minutes of action.“I just thought we could have played better,” said Davao head coach Don Dulay. Good thing I have some veterans, who could pull out a game for me. But like I’ve said, we’ve got a lot to work on.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

What about Rose Hall?

What about Rose Hall?

first_imgDear Editor,At this time, too, we recognise there is a deafening silence regarding Rose Hall Estate, where the people are very hard pressed and are contending with several challenges and difficulties.The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) noted that Special Purpose Unit (SPU) spokesperson, Alex Graham, is reported in the February 19, 2018 Guyana Times as saying that if certain conditions are present at Rose Hall, the estate would also operate. Graham, Guyana Times reported, said the availability of canes was one of those conditions. We are aware that Rose Hall has canes available for harvest. A booklet prepared by the SPU, and which was shared with our Union during our January 19, 2018 engagement with the Government, advised that Rose Hall has the possibility of producing 5740 tonnes of sugar in the first crop and a further 8545 tonnes during the second crop.We would be eager to know of the other conditions, using Graham’s term, that East Demerara and Skeldon have satisfied, and Rose Hall has not.From the developments that are taking place, it seems to us that there is no clear, coherent plan to deal with the terrible situation brought about by the closure of sugar estates. The GAWU wishes to reiterate that the Government has not truly and fully considered all the ramification of its decisions to close estates and put thousands on the breadline. This, as we see, is clearly illustrated by the confusion that we are now seeing.While Government has belaboured the support the State provided to the sugar industry, we see, in effect, possibly billions of State subsidies being provided to the potential owners and the industry’s customers. The best approach, it seems, was to keep the estates opened and invest the billions being paid as severance to improve production and productivity, as the GAWU suggested and reiterated time and time again.This would be the least costly option before the Administration, rather than the foolhardy approach of closing the estates and then, like Rip Van Winkle, wake up to the realisation that the estates should have remained operable.Yours faithfully,Seepaul NarineGeneral Secretary,GAWUlast_img read more

Neil Chan Prize for creativity, pageantry launched

Neil Chan Prize for creativity, pageantry launched

first_imgA new Mash prize has been launched in memory of late costume designer Neil Chan. The announcement was made last week by Director of Culture Tamika Boatswain, who announced the inclusion of the ‘Neil Chan Prize for Creativity and Pageantry’ as part of this year’s Mashramani activities.The prize was donated by former costume designer and Neil Chan’s widow, Mrs. Sheila Chan. The trophy will be donated yearly for the King of the Band competition.Neil Chan was most popular in the 70s and 80s; he dominated the Mashramani competitions with brilliant and thoughtful pieces. On numerous occasions, Chan won the King of the Band competition; he also spearheaded the Solo Sounds Band which was said to be the leading private sector costume band at that time.Chan is also the recipient of Guyana’s highest accolade, The Golden Arrowhead of Achievement award, for his outstanding contributions to Guyana’s Culture. He was also honoured with the GCA of New York Award, also for his contributions to Guyana’s arts and culture. Chan passed away on January 5 of this year, he was 88 years old.The Neil Chand Foundation has also stated that it is looking forward to collaborating with the Department of Culture to develop the Festival Arts in the nation. It plans on doing so by providing training for young and upcoming designers so that they can improve the standard of their work.last_img read more

Chelsea up to third as jeers turn to cheers

Chelsea up to third as jeers turn to cheers

first_img0Shares0000David Luiz celebrates scoring Chelsea’s second goal against Watford © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, May 5 – Chelsea moved into third place in the Premier League as a quick-fire blitz from Ruben Loftus-Cheek and David Luiz inspired a vital 3-0 win over Watford on Sunday.Maurizio Sarri’s side were booed off after a sloppy first half, but two goals in three minutes from Loftus-Cheek and Luiz lifted the mood at Stamford Bridge. Gonzalo Higuain added the third and Chelsea are now one point clear of fourth placed Tottenham after their first win in four games in all competitions.If the Blues win their last league game of the season at Leicester next Sunday they will be certain to qualify for next season’s Champions League via a top-four finish.Before heading to Leicester, Chelsea host Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday, with the tie poised at 1-1 after the first leg.Finishing in the top four and winning the Europa League would make Sarri’s troubled first season a relative success.But even now Sarri, who has struggled to win over his squad, can’t escape murmurs of dissent.The former Napoli boss awoke to more unrest on Sunday after out-of-favour Blues defender Gary Cahill blasted Sarri.Cahill has made just eight appearances this season and claims he has been shown a lack of respect by Sarri.“I see some of the situations with players who won the title with Chelsea, not just myself, and it just hasn’t been right,” the long-serving Cahill told the Sunday Telegraph.“It makes it very hard for me to have respect for someone who has not respected what some of us have won with the club.”Cahill was given a standing ovation by Chelsea fans when Sarri sent him on in the final minutes for what could be his farewell appearance.But Cahill’s outburst might have been on his team-mates’ minds during a lethargic, distracted first half display.Watford’s Gerard Deulofeu went close early on with a fierce shot that flashed just wide.– Hazard sparkles –Chelsea were also indebted to a stunning save from Kepa Arrizabalaga, who recently admitted the painful lessons of his League Cup final mutiny — when he refused to be substituted against Manchester City — have made him a better person and player.When Jose Holebas whipped in a cross, Kepa showed why Sarri only dropped him for one match following that Wembley rebellion as he leapt high to his right to brilliantly claw away Troy Deeney’s header from a Jose Holebas cross.Adding to a concerning start for Chelsea, they lost France midfielder N’Golo Kante to injury after 10 minutes.Loftus-Cheek, who started on the bench despite an impressive display in Frankfurt, came on for Kante, but Chelsea were still off the pace.Deulofeu scuffed wide from a good position and by the time Holebas rifled just over from long-range, Sarri cut an agitated figure as he gesticulated angrily on the touchline.Urging his players to “pass, pass, pass”, Sarri’s promptings almost brought a reward when Pedro went close with a 20-yard blast after a neat link-up with Gonzalo Higuain.It wasn’t enough to prevent half-time jeers.But Eden Hazard was beginning to warm to his task and the Belgian, without whom Chelsea would be completely toothless, helped Sarri’s men silence the doubters in the 48th minute.When Hazard took a short corner, he collected Pedro’s return pass and flicked a cross towards the far post, where Loftus-Cheek rose above Nathaniel Chalobah to head home from close-range.Playing with more verve and belief now, Chelsea struck again from another corner three minutes later as Hazard’s delivery was met by Luiz with a thumping header past Foster.Higuain put the result beyond doubt when he scored just the fifth goal of his loan spell from Juventus in the 75th minute.Running onto Pedro’s pass, the Argentine striker clipped a delicate finish over Foster from a tight angle to cap Chelsea’s second half resurgence.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Mars Waterpark a Booming Place

Mars Waterpark a Booming Place

first_imgTwo surprises about Mars came from NASA this week: (1) water may be flowing today down gullies in places (NASA press release), and (2) meteorites are still hitting the surface (NASA press release).  The water evidence comes from fresh deposits downslope of a gully on a crater wall.  One photo in the second article shows a dark crater that formed since 2001; another NASA photo shows a bright crater that formed sometime between 1999 and 2003.  Overall, 20 new craters were detected in comparison photos taken over the recently-ended 10-year life of Mars Global Surveyor.    Whenever water and Mars appear in the same sentence, chances are the word life can’t be far behind.  That was the case here, too: “Liquid water, as opposed to the water ice and water vapor known to exist at Mars, is considered necessary for life.  The new findings heighten intrigue about the potential for microbial life on Mars.”  An Associated Press write-up on the NASA announcement (see Fox News) used the L word four times.  See also National Geographic, which had a paragraph on water and life, saying “Confirming the presence of liquid water on Mars would open the possibility for subterranean environments that might harbor living organisms.”The usual NASA fluff about life on Mars, with its instant recipe “just add water,” can be ignored as an oblique appeal for funding (08/06/2006, 01/07/2005).  What’s interesting is the cratering rate.  The press release did not mention any figures, but said that “If you were living on Mars, chances are that within 10 or 20 years, an impact would occur close enough to where you live that you’d notice it – perhaps you’d hear the impact and it would startle you out of your seat.”    That represents a pretty remarkable change in thinking about a planet smaller than the Earth.  We don’t get impacts that large that often (thank goodness).  Our atmosphere can only burn up particles smaller than a certain threshold in size relative to entry speed.  Mars has less gravity to attract impacting bodies (but also a thinner atmosphere to resist them).  If impacts large enough to hear or feel in any given place on Mars occur within one or two decades, the planet-wide crater count adds up quickly.  In addition, a single impact can generate multiple secondary craters (see 06/08/2006).  This was corroborated further by one of the photos.  The caption said, “In either case, the impactor came in at a somewhat oblique angle, and broke up just before hitting the ground, because it formed multiple small craters.”  This fresh impact, which occurred sometime after 2001, was as big as a football field.    Someone without long-age bias should do the math and find out what would be expected if impactors were punching holes at this rate for 4.5 billion years.  Quick mental math (4.5 billion / 10) suggests hundreds of millions of craters in that time – even assuming today’s impact rate held constant, which is probably vastly conservative – and overlooks the larger number of secondaries that would be expected.  If the assumed age were a fact, it would seem the surface should have been pulverized beyond recognition many times over by now.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Premier photo award for Goldblatt

Premier photo award for Goldblatt

first_img9 March 2006South African David Goldblatt has been named the recipient of the 2006 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography, the most important photographic prize in the world.The award, announced on Wednesday, comes with US$70 000 (about R420 000) and a gold medal. It will be presented at a ceremony in Goteborg, Sweden in November. A new exhibition of Goldblatt’s work, curated and organised by the Hasselblad Centre, will open at the same time.“David Goldblatt’s work is a life-long observation of the social and political developments within South African society,” the foundation says in its citation for the award.“His interest in the violent history of his country, and his awareness of the symbolic significance of architecture, form an extraordinary statement both personal and sociopolitical.“His acute historical and political perception provides a sense of the texture of daily life, and an important piece of missing information regarding life under apartheid in South Africa.”Major achievementsThe 26-year-old Hasselblad award is presented to “a photographer recognised for major achievements” – someone who has made a pioneering achievement in photography, who has had a decisive impact on younger photographers, or who has implemented internationally significant photographic projects.Every year, the foundation’s board of directors appoints an award committee of nationally and internationally prominent experts in photography. The committee nominates three candidates, and the final decision is made by the board.Goldblatt photographed South Africa for over 50 years, “exploring with a critical view the context in which evolve both the life of its people and the construction of its landscape,” the Hasselblad Foundation says.His photographs have been exhibited in Europe, the US, Australia and South Africa, and form part of collections in world-class museums such as the South African National Gallery, the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, the New York Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona.“For Goldblatt, photography is an instrument that allows him to analyze the social and cultural structures of his country, making possible to sketch a documented and testimonial journey of the evolution of colonialism and apartheid,” the foundation says.Tolerance and antiracismDavid Goldblatt was born in 1930 in Randfontein near Johannesburg in South Africa, the son of Lithuanian parents who fled the persecution of Jews in the late 1800s. His parents were middle-class and moderately orthodox, and raised their children with an emphasis on tolerance and antiracism.His interest in photography began when he was at Krugersdorp High School, and continued while he studied commerce at university. He dreamed of becoming a magazine photographer. As a young man, he admired the great days of magazines such as Life, Look and Picture Post. After his father’s death in 1963 he sold the family business and took up photography full-time.Goldblatt is not so much interested in events, in the news, as he is in the observation of conditions in the society before they emerge in the form of events.“Behind each one of Goldblatt’s images there are several stories, most of them related to vital questions, which affect in a direct or tangential way the values by which the country moved and moves,” the foundation says.“Throughout his career, Goldblatt has been searching for a photograph that would discover, probe, reveal or clarify some of these values.”Silence of observation and analysisIn one of his first publications, On the Mines (1973), Goldblatt portrayed his environment, the people that lived near him, in his community, and who worked in the mines. At the height of apartheid, he published Some Afrikaners Photographed (1975), in which he explored the values of Afrikaner nationalist culture.In the early 1970s Goldblatt photographed the townships Soweto, Transkei and Pageview, analysing daily life under apartheid. “Little by little, the cartography of the different social and political realities of the country took on a very personal shape,” the foundation says, “in agreement with his particular way of conceiving the social use of photography; which avoided the stridency of protest to focus on the silence of observation and analysis.”In the 1980s Goldblatt photographed migrant workers on their daily bus ride from the apartheid “homeland” of KwaNdebele to Pretoria and back. Many of them travelled eight hours every day to get to work and return home.Images of packed and sleeping bodies on the bus, with faces worn by tiredness, were published in 1989 with the title The Transported of KwaNdebele. The book reveals the almost banal daily evil of apartheid, under which black people in supposedly independent tribal homelands, which were anything but independent, had to endure great hardship in going to the “white” cities to earn a living.The meaning of buildings“One of the most outstanding features of the work of Goldblatt is his ability to discover the plights of a society by observing its constructions and its landscape,” the foundation says.Over his career, Goldblatt has travelled South Africa, photographing the architecture that reveals the ideology of its purpose and creators. His images of houses, governmental buildings, public housing, churches, monuments, ornamental elements and settlements all reveal the historical values of South African society.Since 1999 Goldblatt has examined the various aspects of the post-apartheid society in colour photography.“His renewed interest in the elements of the construction of the South African landscape that reveal the complexities of this country continues to be the driving force of his work,” the Hasselblad Foundation says.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

12 of the World’s Spookiest Caches

12 of the World’s Spookiest Caches

first_img SharePrint Related12 Geocaches Guaranteed to Give You GoosebumpsOctober 26, 2015In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”It’s the Spookiest Time of Year — Manunka Chunk Tunnels (GC82B5) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 23, 2013In “Community”Tips for a Spooky Geocaching HalloweenOctober 27, 2014In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter” Loading… Share with your Friends:Morelast_img

Free Color Grading Presets for Premiere Pro and After Effects

Free Color Grading Presets for Premiere Pro and After Effects

first_imgKnow of other free Premiere Pro or After Effects presets?Share links in the comments below! Use Presets in Premiere Pro & After Effects to give your video editing and motion design projects unique color looks.I use video editing presets often to quickly create stylized looks for color grading. They are a more affordable option than plugins for those on a budget.  There are several FREE preset collections available online that will work in Premiere Pro or After Effects (they work in one application or the other, not both). These Premiere Pro and After Effects presets are a combination of multiple effects that you can use as is or modify to create your own custom looks.In this post I’ll share a few resources for free Premiere Pro presets and how to install them on your system.  Then we’ll tackle free AE presets, with installation instructions as well. Adobe Premiere Pro PresetsPremierePro.netCreated by Jarle Leirpoll, this Premiere Pro preset pack consists of Looks & Grading Tools. Jarle’s Looks has common color grading looks like bleach bypass, cross process and teal/orange (cool/warm). The Grading Tools has corrective options like “3-Way Skin Tone Fix” and “Curve Highlight Roll-off”.Check out this tutorial on how to use these free Premiere Pro presets in your video editing projects and DOWNLOAD the pack from PremierePro.net.Some of Jarle’s presets are designed to be used on adjustment layers, which is a quick way to apply a look to all the clips in your sequence.Studio 1 ProductionsStudio 1 Productions has a free set of 56 Premiere Pro presets called CinemaFX. These range from film styles (1960, 70s, 80s) to warm & cool looks. DOWNLOADInstalling Premiere Pro PresetsInstalling Premiere Pro presets is quite simple. With the “Effects Panel” selected, right click and select “Import Presets” (or use the pulldown menu). Navigate to the preset file and click OK.  The presets are now installed.  It’s that easy.The Premiere Pro presets will be listed in the Presets Bin in the “Effects Panel”. After Effects PresetsFenchel-JanischThis super informative filmmaking and video production website has a collection of over 50 free After Effects presets.  DOWNLOADThey’ve also included a video tutorial that shows you how to install and modify these AE color grading presets:The “Blue Brown” preset has a a nice tobacco look without completely tinting the footage like a traditional sepia effect would.OriginalBlue Brown presetColorgrading.weebly.comThis is a nice collection of 29 After Effects color grading looks. I like the “Beach” preset, as it has a nice warm look and you can quickly modify the color by changing the “Photo Filter” color.  DOWNLOADOriginalBeach PresetInstalling After Effects PresetsDrop the presets in the After Effects Presets Folder on your system. Then launch After Effects and the AE presets will appear in the Effects and Presets Panel under “Animation Presets”.last_img read more

First responders military personnel who died over last year honored in somber

First responders military personnel who died over last year honored in somber

first_imgState Rep. Margaret O’Brien today reads the name of Brittany Morgan Despinsduring the House’s annual ceremony honoring first responders who were killedin the line of duty during the last year. 11Sep First responders, military personnel who died over last year honored in somber Michigan House ceremony Categories: Newslast_img