Hurricane Matthew forces CFU postponements

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC):The third-round match between Jamaica and Suriname in the men’s Caribbean Cup has been postponed because of safety concerns regarding Hurricane Matthew, officials have announced.Defending champions Jamaica were due to host Suriname at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in Kingston today.But a statement from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) announced a postponement as Matthew, a Category Four storm, threatened.CFU says it is also monitoring the situation in Haiti and will make a final determination on that country’s scheduled encounter with French Guiana, also carded for today, at Stade Sylvio Cator in Port-au-Prince.Media reports in Haiti say at least two people have died as a result of the heavy rains from the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew that drenched Jamaica and Haiti on Monday, flooding streets and sending many people to emergency shelters.Hurricane Matthew, a Category Four storm, slammed into Haiti’s southern coast yesterday morning bringing devastation and killing at least two persons.CFU says all other matches for today will proceed as planned.Antigua and Barbuda are away to CuraÁao and Trinidad and Tobago will host the Dominican Republic.The top four teams emerging from Round three will qualify to the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, while the fifth-placed team will advance to a play-off against a team from UNCAF in a bid to earn a Gold Cup berth.Last year, for the first-ever time, four Caribbean teams – Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago – advanced past the Gold Cup’s group stage.last_img read more

Spanish football steps up export drive with US fixture

first_img0Shares0000Barcelona played in the International Champions Cup in the United States, soon they might return for a game in La Liga. © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Lachlan CunninghamMADRID, Spain, Aug 16 – Spain’s La Liga plans to stage a match in the United States, its first venture outside Europe, as part of a north American expansion drive, the league said Thursday.The teams and the venue for the match were not disclosed in the statement from the league which has formed a joint-venture, LaLiga North America, to boost its profile in the United States and Canada. El Pais newspaper said the match would take place over the coming 2018-19 season and would probably feature either Barcelona or Real Madrid as one of the teams.The plan was immediately attacked by Spain’s professional footballers union (AFE) which released a statement saying neither players nor fans had been consulted.“As usual, La Liga ignores the opinion of footballers and commits them to events which only benefits (La Liga) without taking into account the health of the players and the risks involved for them…” the statement said.Supporters including those holding shares in league clubs also protested, calling for mobilisation against the plan.La Liga has been criticised in the past for its overseas expansion plans, notably for authorising a morning kick-off for the Barcelona-Real Madrid “Classico” last December to cater for the convenience of television viewers in Asia.However, the opposition has failed to dent La Liga’s drive, encouraged by its president Javier Tebas, to gain a bigger share of the global football pie, notably competing for market share with the powerful English Premier LeagueLast season la Liga took 3.6 billion euro, or $4.1 billion, in receipts, 40% from TV rights, with a pre-tax profit of 234 million euros. It hopes to break the 4 billion euro mark for the first time in the coming season which opens Friday.The North American move further confirms Spanish football’s export ambitions following Tuesday’s announcement of a deal with social media platform Facebook to broadcast La Liga matches live in South Asia.La Liga is planning strategy for its North American drive with Relevent Sports, the promotor behind the International Champions Cup, a close-season tournament for top European clubs.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgTwo brothers who were accused of handling stolen goods had cases against them dismissed when a Judge said there was simply not enough evidence to convict them.Michael and Martin McDonagh appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with handling two solid-fuel heating stoves.The heavy-duty stoves were stolen from a house at Mullaheap, Ballyare, Ramelton which belonged to Frank McGettigan. Mr McGettigan arrived at the house, which was almost complete, to find it had been broken into and the stoves taken.Neighbour Danielle Friel told the court that on September 2nd, 2011, two men, whom she later learned were Martin and Michael McDonagh, called to her house looking for scrap metal.She told them to call back later when her father was there.The men, who were in a white Transit van, then went towards Mr McGettigan’s house where Ms Friel spotted them at the side of the building.She contacted Mr McGettigan who contacted his son Declan.Declan McGettigan then contacted his cousin Simon and between them they followed a van they believed had taken the stoves to the Big Isle in Manorcunningham where a traveller’s halting site is situated.They could not see who was driving the Transit van but saw it reverse up towards a storage container.Declan McGettigan said he then saw a refuse truck come along the road close to the halting site and asked the driver if he would take him towards the site.He did and Mr McGettigan revealed how he saw the two stoves then sitting in the container.He called the Gardai but before they arrived, two men jumped into the Transit van and drove away towards the Derry roundabout.They were stopped a short time later on the dual carriageway by Gardai.Defence solicitor Paudge Dorrian said there was no evidence that either of the McDonagh brothers had ever handled the stoves and sought a direction to dismiss.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case for ten minutes so he could examine all the evidence before him.When he returned he admitted that the Gardai may have had very strong suspicions but that these were not sufficient to convict.He said there was no evidence that anyone saw the McDonagh brothers handle the stolen goods and there was also no forensic evidence linking them to the stolen stoves.He dismissed the charges against both men.AT HEARING © 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on WALK FREE AFTER GARDAI FAIL TO PROVE CASE OF STOLEN STOVES was last modified: February 8th, 2012 by StephenShare 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) Tags:FRANK MCGETTIGANMARTIN MCDONAGHMICHAEL MCDONAGHRameltonSTOVESlast_img read more


first_imgVICTORIOUS Donegal manager Davy McLaughlin has saluted his heroic players after they stunned favourites Monaghan to win the Ulster Senior Football Championship for the first time in the county’s history today.The proud Moville man has done outstanding things with a squad of players since taking charge 16 months ago.And now he can look forward to an All-Ireland quarter final in four weeks time. “The girls deserved it, for all their hard work and for all their hard work here today,” said Davy after the game.“They have worked so so hard and today they got their reward for that. We looked in control throughout and I could see the Monaghan heads drop midway through the first half because they weren’t expecting that today.“We were outstanding right throughout the pitch. We have experience and youth out there and we set out to play the game not the occasion and that certainly paid off for us today.”The Donegal manager was left baffled by a number of referee decisions; not least a goal by Niamh Hegarty in the second half which was given as a point. “Everyone saw the Monaghan keeper pick the ball out of the back of the net. I’m just glad we are not talking about that at the end of the game when point was given instead of a goal, but it was perplexing to say the least.”Glenfinn’s Katy Herron was outstanding today; and was on the rough end of some harsh treatment.She was just delighted with the win.“We’ve worked so so hard and today it all paid off,” she said.“All of us worked hard on the day too; we knew we were up for it from the start and we got going quickly.” Aoife McDonnell was named Player of the Match for her performance.And Termon’s Geraldine McLaughlin was once again the difference up front and she worked so well with Milford’s Amber Barrett today.Said Geraldine: “This is a wonderful day for Donegal Ladies football. We will enjoy the next couple of days and get back to training on Wednesday and get ready for the All-Ireland quarter final.”Donegal are likely to play Armagh or Westmeath in the next game. PICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL MANAGER AND CAPTAIN DELIGHTED WITH FIRST ULSTER TITLE was last modified: July 26th, 2015 by John2Share 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)Tags:davy mclaughlindonegal ladiesKaty Herronlast_img read more

This is how a side with the best available Chelsea and Man City stars looks

first_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won GOALKEEPER: Ederson (Manchester City) silverware Getty Nevertheless, there will still be an array of fantastic players on show for the Premier League’s curtain-raiser but what would it be like if we combined these teams?Below you can see’s combined XI of available players from Chelsea and Manchester City. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars smart causal possible xi possible standings Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT DEFENCE: Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City), Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) shining silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? A mock-up of the combined Chelsea and Manchester City line-up Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade whoops Courtois is still not back from training but Ederson would still be the first choice in this team regardless.The Brazilian kept 16 clean sheets in the league last season and will be fresh heading into the 2018/19 campaign as he was the No.2 keeper for his country at the World Cup. possible standings It was an incredibly difficult decision to leave Vincent Kompany out of the team but Cesar Azpilicuieta and Nicolas Otamendi are fantastic defenders with better injury records than the Belgian.Otamendi made the PFA Team of the Year last season alongside Kyle Walker and Marcos Alonso who are shoe-ins for this side.Azpilicueta’s experience in the middle comes more as part of a back three but the Spaniard would be able to slot into any position across the back line, such is his brilliant attitude. It’s less than a week until the Premier League is back underway but before all that drama resumes there is the small matter of the Community Shield.Premier League champions Manchester City face FA Cup winners Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT from 15:00. ATTACK: Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Leroy Sane (Manchester City) How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures 6 Latest Manchester City Newscenter_img REVEALED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The two sides will compete for the first piece of silverware of the season at the national stadium REVEALED 6 Chelsea v Manchester City previewBoth teams have huge talent in their squads, however, there are some notable absentees for tomorrow’s game.Pep Guardiola will be without Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne who have yet to return to training following Belgium and England’s long World Cup campaigns this summer.Meanwhile, Maurizio Sarri’s side are missing even more key players for the same reason.France World Cup winners N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud, Belgium trio Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Michy Batshuayi, as well as England defender Gary Cahill are yet to return following Russia 2018. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won gameday cracker 6 6 smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 6 targets Again, Hazard would be in this team if he was available, but his lack of availability for tomorrow’s match means he doesn’t make this combined XI.It was also a difficult choice to leave out Bernardo Silva, who was brilliant for the Citizens’ last season but the front three of Mahrez, Aguero and Sane makes for a frightening front three.Sane will feel he has a point to prove this season as he somehow failed to make Germany’s World Cup squad despite landing the PFA Young Player of the Year award this year. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Latest Chelsea News 6 MIDFIELD: Fernandinho (Manchester City), David Silva (Manchester City), Jorginho (Chelsea) REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Kante and De Bruyne would obviously be in contention for this team if they were available, however, their extended break due to France and Belgium’s World Cup campaign makes them ineligible.The midfield trio of Fernandinho, Jorginho and Silva would also help compliment a blistering front line.The Brazilian would hold the fort like he usually does, giving the freedom to the more creative Jorginho – who turned down City to sign for former Napoli boss Sarri at Chelsea – and Silva, who is one of City’s greatest players of all time. REVEALED last_img read more

What a relief for White Sox

first_img “I don’t want to embarrass the kid, but I want the big boy,” Guillen said. Jenks didn’t mind. “I think it’s pretty funny,” he said. Throwing fastballs that reached 100 mph, the right-handed rookie who began the year at Double-A struck out Jeff Bagwell on a 2-2 pitch. “He chases fastballs up above the zone,” Jenks said. Jenks raised his right hand, pumping a fist as he came off the mound. “I’m disappointed, I’m not crushed,” Bagwell said. “There’s a long way to go.” Scott Podsednik added an RBI triple in the eighth against Russ Springer to boost the margin, and Jenks retired the side in order in the ninth, striking out two and keeping the bullpen unscored upon in 10 postseason innings. “Bagwell’s a great hitter, he’s a Hall of Famer, but Jenks is throwing 100 mph, you got to go with that,” Chicago catcher A.J. Pierzynski said. Crede had broken a 3-3 tie in the fourth with a solo homer on an 0-2 pitch off Clemens’ replacement, 26-year-old rookie Wandy Rodriguez. As the ball went just over the glove of a leaping Taveras in left-center, Crede strolled around the bases, and Chicago was truly a toddlin’ town. “You got the nerves and butterflies going in and you know what, the game starts and you calm yourself down and realize you got a job to do, and that’s go out and win a ballgame,” Crede said. With a runner at third and one out in the sixth, Guillen brought his infield in, and Crede sprawled to make a backhand grab on Ensberg’s hard grounder to third. “They put the good wood on the ball, tough situations, and I was fortunate enough to get leather on it,” Crede said. With runners at the corners and two outs in the seventh, he made another diving backhand play on Craig Biggio, in his 18th season with Houston and appearing in his first World Series game. “We hit some balls a foot one way or the other, might be a different ballgame,” Houston manager Phil Garner said. Jermaine Dye hit a solo first-inning homer for the White Sox, and Lamb hit a solo shot in the second for the Astros. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Winner Jose Contreras allowed the Astros three runs in seven-plus innings in their first World Series game, and tied a Series record by hitting three batters. Chicago pitched four straight complete games in finishing off the Angels in the AL championship series, a feat not achieved in the postseason since 1956. But when Willy Taveras hit a leadoff double off Contreras in the eighth with Houston trailing 4-3, manager Ozzie Guillen took him out after 81 pitches. “They can’t leave me out there. I’ll lose the game,” Contreras said through a translator. “We have guys out there that are fresher.” Cotts, a left-hander whose seven pitches and two outs was Chicago’s only relief work against the Angels, came in and allowed a sharp single to left by Lance Berkman, a ball hit so hard that Taveras had to hold at third. Cotts then struck out Morgan Ensberg (USC) and Mike Lamb. Then Guillen went to his bullpen again, raising both arms high and wide to signal for the burly right-handed rookie closer to face Jeff Bagwell. CHICAGO – Yes, the Chicago White Sox do indeed have a bullpen, and they have the lead in the World Series, too. Neal Cotts and Bobby Jenks got out of an eighth-inning jam with three straight strikeouts, Joe Crede hit a go-ahead homer and saved two runs with a pair of diving stops and the White Sox beat the Houston Astros 5-3 on Saturday night in Chicago’s first World Series game since 1959. center_img “Winning the game the way we did, it’s amazing, truly amazing,” Chicago center fielder Aaron Rowand said. “It just gives you chills, goose bumps.” On a night when 43-year-old Roger Clemens hoped to become the oldest pitcher to win a World Series game, the Rocket hobbled off after just two innings, done in by the hamstring injury that has hampered him since early September. last_img read more

Sempra fights back in lawsuit

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN DIEGO – The chairman and chief executive of Sempra Energy told a jury Monday that a spike in natural gas prices had little impact on the wild price increases in electricity that struck California in 2000 and 2001. “I don’t want to say it was trivial, but it was quite small,” Stephen Baum said during his second day of testimony in a civil lawsuit being heard in San Diego Superior Court. Baum’s remark under questioning by a Sempra attorney appeared aimed at undercutting the premise of the multibillion-dollar class-action lawsuit against Sempra and its two utilities, Southern California Gas Co. and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. The lawsuit says the California utilities conspired to limit supplies of natural gas used to run plants that generate electricity. A giant pricing chart shown to jurors by Sempra’s attorney was headlined “Electricity caused the energy crisis – not natural gas.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Baum gave jurors a detailed tutorial on what in his view caused California’s power crisis. His reasons included a long hiatus in the construction of new power plants, an unusually hot summer followed by an unusually cold winter, a drop in hydroelectric power supplies from the Pacific Northwest and companies that were unfairly taking advantage of a newly deregulated market. “We thought some of the market participants were gaming the market, and we wanted it investigated, stopped,” said Baum. Later, he told reporters that the culprits included Enron Corp. The lawsuit charges that 11 executives of the two California utilities and El Paso Corp. met at a Phoenix hotel in September 1996 to hatch a scheme that sent electricity prices skyrocketing four years later. El Paso allegedly abandoned plans to bring cheap Canadian gas to California. Southern California Gas Co., in turn, declined to compete against Houston-based El Paso on a pipeline project to serve a power plant in Samalayuca, Mexico, about 45 miles south of the Texas border. Sempra, based in San Diego, vehemently denies wrongdoing. last_img read more

Salon Pro Super Hair Bond Glue 1 Oz – from a hairdressing wholesalers and as a hairdresser was disgusted in the state of the glue they sold me

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4 Awesome Music Video Visual Effects — And How to Recreate Them

first_img1. “Marquee” EffectThis effect, by far, was the effect that stood out to me the most. It’s one of the most interesting ways start off a music video. It’s not really an effect I have seen out there before, but the minute I saw it, I instantly wondered how the filmmakers created it. So, here’s what I think they did.It all starts with a series of adjustment layers. Import some footage into AE, and create about eight adjustment layers that are angled at the horizon, growing bigger the farther from the center they go. Once you have all of your masks in place, create your desired color effect in Lumetri Color on the middle adjustment layer. Create a keyframe sequence that makes it turn on and off for a few frames. From there, go down the row and paste the effects in sequential order, so it looks like the light is traveling down the path just like it would on a marquee sign.Now obviously mine is an incredibly basic version of the effect in “SICKO MODE,” but you get the idea. If you want a more detailed color change, or if you would like even more effects to travel down your train of adjustment layers, you can always keyframe those in as well if you have the time. The adjustment layers are just the foundation for creating more intricate versions of this effect.2. Datamosh EffectDatamoshing is a super-interesting way to blend footage together, or an attention-grabbing way to transition between shots. It manipulates pixels within a frame and corrupts them on purpose to create a trippy effect that blends two shots together through ghosted pixels. If that made absolutely no sense to you, here’s a video to help you out:In “SICKO MODE,” the filmmakers use the effect to transition between different sections of the song, using the power of the “melting” effect.3. Camera Shake EffectsWhen Drake introduces “Young La Flame” at the end of his first verse, there’s an effect where the camera is shaking while Drake’s head stays in the center of the frame. You may have also seen this effect when Pennywise runs towards the camera in It:Now this effect is actually pretty simple to do — literally one button-simple. Record some footage of someone moving around while you shake the camera back and forth, side to side. Import that footage into After Effects.Once your footage is loaded onto the timeline, all you have to do is press “Warp Stabilizer” in the Tracker tab. This will track the movement of your shot and center the head in the middle of the frame.If you don’t want the image to get cropped, you can also go into the Effect Controls tab for the Warp Stabilizer and change the Borders tab to “Stabilize Only,” then scale from there.4. Smoke EffectsIf you want to create a wild, colorful aesthetic, sometimes colored smoke is the perfect tool. In the music video above, Drake is surrounded in red smoke, and the cloud envelops a house. This smoke effect is not digital; it is a very simple analog effect that uses smoke canisters. This may seem pretty obvious, but if you want to recreate this effect, here’s a video that will help you use smoke safely and effectively. Travis Scott’s music video for “SICKO MODE” inspired us to recreate some of its truly awesome visual effects. Here are our four favorite.Over the weekend, Travis Scott dropped the highly anticipated music video for his hit single off of “ASTROWORLD,” his new album released earlier this year. After only being online for three days, the view count is currently at 12 million — and climbing. This video is full of incredible effects and visuals, putting the city of Houston front and center through a distorted lens of crazy colors. (Note: some of the content is explicit.)Now obviously, this video had a large budget and a huge team that worked on it, so you can’t really recreate all of these effects (unless you want to rent your own horse to ride through the streets). So, we’ve gathered four effects from “SICKO MODE” that you can recreate on your own without too much hassle. Images via “SICKO MODE” (Travis Scott).Looking for more video production tips? Check out these videos.How to Create a Stop-Motion Paper CrumpleVideo Tutorial: The Audio Transition You Need to Start UsingHow to Create a Scribble Animation in After EffectsMake Your Titles And Graphics Pop with This Advanced Glow EffectVideo Tutorial: The Secrets Behind Lighting a Shot with Firelast_img read more

Centre’s stand and BJP word differ on countrywide NRC

first_imgThe ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s election promise to implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the country, if voted back to power for a second term, contradicts the Centre’s stand in the Supreme Court and Parliament.Responding to a petition calling for implementing the NRC in Tripura, the Centre had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court in January that it was not required as adequate laws existed to identify and deport illegal immigrants, The Hindu has learnt. On October 8 last year, a petition was filed by the Tripura People’s Front and others in the Supreme Court to update the NRC in Tripura as is being done in Assam, to detect and deport “illegal immigrants” from Bangladesh. The petition asked the SC to direct the authorities to update the NRC by taking July 19, 1948 as the cut-off date. The SC had subsequently issued a notice to the Centre and State government on the petition.In its response, the Centre’s affidavit said sufficient laws were in place to deal with illegal immigrants.On December 19 last year, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir also informed Lok Sabha that there was no plan to extend the NRC to States other than Assam. Not beyond Assam“The exercise to update NRC 1951 is being conducted under the special provisions in respect of State of Assam under the Citizenship Act, 1955, and the Citizenship Rules, 2003. At present, there is no proposal to extend the NRC to States other than Assam,” Mr. Ahir said. However, in March, BJP’s national president Amit Shah began his election campaign in West Bengal with a promise to introduce NRC in the State. The BJP’s election manifesto released on April 8 clearly says the NRC will be implemented in a phased manner across the country.A senior government official said provisions like the Citizenship Act, Foreigners Act and the Passport Act existed to detect and deport illegal immigrants in the country. “The NRC is unique to Assam. It is being conducted under the supervision of the SC,” said the official. As per fiats of the Supreme Court, the Registrar General of India published the final draft list of NRC on July 30 last year to segregate Indian citizens living in Assam from those who had illegally entered the State from Bangladesh after March 25, 1971. Nearly 40 lakh people were excluded from Assam’s final draft of the NRC.last_img read more