The Secret to Motion Blur in Adobe Premiere Pro

first_imgWhen shooting video or creating animations and motion graphics, motion blur is one of the fundamental elements that creates realism in an image.It’s also something that you can manipulate for creative purposes, so it’s important to understand how it works. Let’s take a closer look at this visual phenomena.Motion Blur ExplainedWhen viewing the world around you, you’ll naturally see a blur effect, as objects are moving past at a rapid pace. This is motion blur.When shooting video and photos, you control motion blur via the shutter speed or shutter angle of the camera. Both shutter speed and shutter angle control how much light connects with the sensor over a specific period of time. When you make adjustments to the shutter, you’ll change the look of your image.Of course, there are practices to help match the normal motion blur “look” achieved by the human eye. For shutter speed, simply double your frame rate and plug that number into the denominator of your shutter speed. For example, if I’m shooting at twenty-four frames per second, then I’ll use a 1/48 shutter speed (24fps x 2 = 48).We measure shutter angle in degrees, with 180 degrees being the standard (roughly equivalent to a shutter speed of 1/48 at 24fps). The higher you bring this number, the more motion blur you’ll introduce into your image. Bringing it lower will give you the opposite effect.Motion Blur in Post-ProductionWhen creating animations or working with motion graphics, you can simulate and make adjustments to motion blur. For example, in Adobe After Effects, it’s as simple as clicking a master motion blur button and then activating the blur for each individual layer. The advanced composition settings in AE give users even more control, allowing adjustments for shutter angle and a handful of other properties.Again, these tools are important because motion blur breathes life into your image. Leaving it out will lower your production value.Adobe Premiere Pro users understand the importance of motion blur far too well. Much to their frustration, motion blur is nowhere to be found in this powerful NLE. Even when searching the plethora of tools in their powerful Essential Graphics panel, there’s no option to enable motion blur. Why offer up so many tools for graphics and keyframing when you can’t add and manipulate one of the foundations of motion?Premiere Pro users needn’t fret, as there’s indeed an option to enable motion blur — just not a straightforward one. And, this option does give users a natural directional motion blur, without excessive keyframing and tweaking.Let’s take a step-by-step look at how to make it work by animating Premiere’s logo.How to Add Motion Blur in Adobe Premiere ProStep 1: Add the Transform EffectFirst, I’ll open up the Window > Effects panel. Next, I’ll navigate to the Video Effects > Distort subfolder. I’ll grab the Transform effect and drop it over my logo clip in the timeline.Step 2: Animate the PropertiesThe Transform effect gives me a number of keyframable properties, including many of the same attributes available in the Motion tab of the Effect Controls panel. For this example, I’ll animate the X position, making the logo move from side to side at a quick pace. Once animated, I’m ready to turn on the motion blur.Step 3: Adjust the Shutter AngleActivating the motion blur is as simple as deselecting Use Composition’s Shutter Angle, and then setting the Shutter Angle to whatever you want. Again, 180 degrees is the standard. Taking it higher will introduce more blur, while lowering it will reduce the blur. It’s important to remember that you must animate the properties in the Transform effect for the motion blur to work, not under the Motion tab.0° Shutter Angle 180° Shutter Angle360° Shutter AngleStep 4: Create a PresetCreating a preset will allow you to quickly apply motion blur on future clips — streamlining your workflow. To create one, right- or control-click on the Transform effect in the Effect Controls panel and select Save Preset. Name the preset and add a description, and your motion blur effect will now be waiting for you in the Presets folder of the Effects panel.There you have it — motion blur inside of Adobe Premiere Pro!Cover image via Willy Barton.Looking for more Premiere Pro tips? Check these out.Premiere Pro Quick Tip: How to Create ProxiesCreate a Glitch Effect in Premiere Pro in 3 StepsHow to Zoom in Premiere Pro for Simple TransitionsThe 7 Best Premiere Pro Free Transition Template Packs for Video EditorsPro Tip: Exporting a Finished Video from Premiere Prolast_img read more

U.S. law deterring illegal wood imports, but global impact unclear

first_imgA 2008 law aimed at reducing U.S. imports of products from illegal logging appears to be working, concludes a new analysis—but it may not necessarily be helping protect the world’s forests.For more than 100 years, a law called the Lacey Act has served as America’s premier weapon in the fight against the illegal trade of plants and animals. The original Lacey Act of 1900 created penalties for selling or importing poached wildlife and was instrumental in curbing markets for feathers and hides from overexploited bird and mammal populations. Congress later expanded the law to include plants, and in 2008 lawmakers amended it to cover, for the first time, plant products. Whether it’s wood, paper, or pulp, any product containing illegally obtained tree material is now banned from import and interstate trade. The goal is to reduce demand for illegal timber products and thus discourage illegal logging.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)At least part of that goal is being met, concludes Jeffrey Prestemon, a research forester with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. He analyzed data on imports of tropical lumber and hardwood plywood from a list of nations known to have problems with illegal logging, including Bolivia, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Peru. He found that the price of wood products from those nations often increased—and the quantity of U.S. imports dropped—between 1989 and 2013. That suggests enforcement of the Lacey Act, which can include paperwork checks and using genetic tests to identify protected tree species, is making business harder for shady firms, he says. “Foreign suppliers or importers into the United States have found it too risky to bring some production into the U.S. market,” he says. “Prices increased about 30% or 40% from some of these suspected source countries, and quantities dropped by double that amount.” The study appears in the January issue of Forest Policy and Economics.Although the Lacey Act appears to be reducing U.S. imports of problematic timber, Prestemon notes that doesn’t mean the illegal logging problem is solved, because shady exporters may be taking their products to other nations with laxer regulation. “Maybe U.S. consumers can feel better that they’re not consuming illegally obtained material,” he says. But “you can’t necessarily think that this meant that there’s less illegal logging going on. That’s a different study—and those studies need to be done.”last_img read more

10 things PM Modi said during his Independence Day speech

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on India’s 72nd Independence Day. PM Modi listed out many advances that India has made in past few years. Modi spoke about the government’s achievements in the past four years. This Independence Day marked PM Narendra Modi’s last speech before 2019’s general elections.In his speech, PM Modi said that India is no longer in a fragile-nation group but has made significant strides in sectors like technology, agriculture and science. Prime Minister also highlighted how MUDRA yojana has enabled crores of fellow Indians in getting employment. Prime Minister also listed out how the country has worked to remove middlemen used to exploit farmers but now things have seen a sea change. Forgery has been made impossible now and thousands have benefitted from this.Here’s all you need to know about PM Modi’s speech in 10 points:PM Modi Independence Day speech in 10 points1PM Modi mentioned the achievements of Indian women. Praising the recent achievements of the all-women crew of INS Tarini, Modi said, “We are proudly celebrating Independence Day today as six women officers of the Indian Navy, circumnavigated the globe recently.” He also said from Parliament to sports, Indian women have made India proud in every sector.2He mentioned the importance of social justice for all. Modi said, “The Constitution of India, given to us by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar has spoken about justice for all. We have to ensure social justice for all and create an India that is progressing rapidly.”3Talking about taxpayers, he said that today India is celebrating honesty and tax compliance. Modi said he can assure taxpayers that their money is being used for good. He said, “The tax given by one person is being used to feed three poor families in India. What can be more relieving than this?”4Talking about the eradication of black money, Modi said that his government has saved Rs 90,000 crore of welfare funds. “I have weeded out 6 crore dubious beneficiaries of government schemes.”Saying that “Middlemen always loot the poor, Modi added that his government is trying to fix the system which exploits poor.5Modi also claimed that in the last two years, 5 crore Indians were pulled out of poverty. He said that his government has worked hard in the past 4 years to pull poverty out of India.6Talking about the MUDRA Yojna, Modi said that more than 13 crore people were given loans under the Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojna. Of the 13 crore, 4 crore people borrowed loans for the first time.7Modi also focused on extremism. Talking about Kashmir, Modi said, “We don’t believe in “goli and gali” for Kashmir.” Quoting Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Kashmir PM Modi said he believes that Kashmir’s troubles could only be solved by a “hug”.”Tripura, Meghalaya and many parts of Arunachal Pradesh are seeing historic peace. From 126, Left Wing Extremism is restricted to 90 districts. We are working to ensure peace across the nation.” said Modi.8He raised the issue of rapes in India. PM Modi said that we Indians must cry when women are wronged by a demonic mindset. Talking about law and order, he said, “Rapists of minors are getting capital punishments now. We should shape young minds to honour women. Families need to teach how to respect women.”Modi also talked about triple talaq and said that it has ruined the lives of Muslim women in India. “We are trying to end this practice but there are some people who are not wanting it to end. I ensure the Muslim women that I will work to ensure justice is done to them.” said PM Modi.9Modi said that his government is working hard in bringing exceptional reforms in the agriculture sector. He said farmer incomes will be doubled by 2022.10Talking about the Swachh Bharat mission, Modi said that lakhs of children are leading healthier lives now. He also talked about Modi government’s initiatives such as Ujjwala and Saubhagya Yojana and they are enhancing the dignity of fellow Indians. He announced that Jan Arogya Abhiyan will provide health assurance worth Rs 5 lakh to poor families. The Abhiyan will benefit at least 10 crore poor families in the country and will be launched on September 25 this year.Stay with’s live coverage as India celebrates its 72nd Independence Day.Also read: This Independence Day, an all-women SWAT team is guarding the Red Fort Also read: PM Modi promises India’s first manned space mission by 2022 in Independence Day speechWatch: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 72nd Independence Day full speechlast_img read more

Injured Jhye Richardson withdrawn from Australia World Cup squad

first_imgAustralian pace bowler Jhye Richardson has been ruled of his maiden Cricket World Cup by a shoulder injury and was withdrawn from the squad for the tournament in England and Wales on Wednesday.The 22-year-old, who made his one-day international debut in January last year, will be replaced by namesake Kane Richardson after failing to recover from a shoulder dislocation he suffered playing against Pakistan in March.”This is obviously very disappointing news for the team and for Jhye, who has been exceptional throughout his rehabilitation process,” team physiotherapist David Beakley said in a Cricket Australia news release.”After his most recent assessment and attempting to bowl in the nets, it was clear that Jhye was not progressing as fast as required and therefore, in consultation with selectors, we made the decision to withdraw him from the squad.”Jhye will continue with his rehabilitation and we will look to resume bowling in the coming weeks,” Beakley said.Kane Richardson, who has taken 29 wickets in 20 ODIs, was already at the pre-World Cup training camp in Brisbane and got the nod over Test paceman Josh Hazlewood, who is on the comeback trail after a back injury.Hazlewood was a key member of the team that won the World Cup in 2015 but will also be vital to Australia’s hopes of winning the Ashes series in England that follows the World Cup.Australia’s first match in their World Cup title defence is against Afghanistan in Bristol on June 1.Revised squad: Aaron Finch (captain), Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa.advertisementlast_img read more

Teach Me How To Gundy – Flash Mob

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! First of all, this kid is so awesome that at one point about 20 seconds in I thought, “I wonder how secure Larry Reece feels about his job?”The rest of the video is terrific, youngsters performing their own version of the Gundy to get ready for Texas in Austin. These are special times in Stillwater, as Anthony Slater noted yesterday, and this is just one more reminder of how much fun this season has been.last_img read more

Central Michigan Game Superlatives

first_imgWinners:    John Bonamego and his squad. In his debut as Central Michigan’s head coach, his Chippewas held the Cowboys to just 24 points and played a very inspired game. For a team that was picked to finish fifth in the West division of the MAC, they came out Ostman blazing and gave us a run for their money.Losers: The play calling in general. I thought it was a bit too conservative. Rather than playing to win, they called plays to not lose the game. It was a clean game (no turnovers, four penalties), but without taking chances the offense seems closed off. With one of the deepest receiving cores in the league, I would have liked to see them fling it around a little more.Best play: Just when the Cowboys needed an answer, Rudolph delivered big time with a touchdown scamper to put his squad up by 4.Rudolph’s TD run from earlier tonight. #okstate— Jordan Smith (@Doafhat) September 4, 2015Worst play: Our field goal attempts weren’t ideal.Quote of the game: “Not quite Zac Robinson,” Rudolph said postgame. “I’m trying to get it done however I can.”Play that didn’t get enough attention: The Chris Carson hurdle. That was his 20th carry of the night, and he still looked fresh as ever.Stat of the game: No turnovers, four penalties.GIF of the game: Is there any question?Pete is pleased. #okstate— Jordan Smith (@Doafhat) September 4, 2015 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Why Man Utd will regret picking Mou over Poch

first_imgManchester United Why Manchester United will regret hiring Mourinho instead of Pochettino Harry Sherlock Last updated 2 years ago 15:00 10/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(39) Mauricio Pochettino Jose Mourinho Getty Images Manchester United Premier League José Mourinho Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Opinion Unllike the Portuguese coach, the Tottenham manager plays football the ‘United Way’ and has a better chance of building a legacy at his club It may have seemed like a tactical masterstroke at the time, but the folly of Jose Mourinho’s defensive set-up at in a much-hyped derby clash with Liverpool was brutally exposed last Sunday.Manchester United had headed to Anfield full of vigour, gleefully swatting teams aside with an abundance of goals and flair. Mourinho played to type, though, and set his side out to earn a 0-0 draw. They did.Last Sunday, Liverpool headed to Wembley to play a Tottenham side on a roll, having earned a superb 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the Bernabeu the week prior. Unlike Mourinho, Mauricio Pochettino decided to go for the jugular. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Spurs 13/5 to triumph at Old TraffordHarry Kane was supported by the pace of Son Heung-Min from the left flank, while Dele Alli was given freedom to roam the spaces so regularly left by Liverpool’s shoddy defensive play, and Spurs won 4-1, with Kane scoring twice, Son and Alli once apiece. It was, by no exaggeration, a rout, and thoroughly embarrassing for several Liverpool players: not least Dejan Lovren.Twenty-four hours prior, Mourinho’s side lost 2-1 to Huddersfield Town.Jose MourinhoHere, then, is a difference between two managers in a microcosm. Where Pochettino attacked, Mourinho defended. Perhaps both got what they deserved in their respective games against Liverpool – a point earned is a point gained, as some say – but one must wonder how Pochettino would have set up his team if he had been the man stepping off the United team coach two weeks ago.It nearly came to pass. Louis van Gaal was sacked in 2016, and Pochettino was spotted leaving a luxurious London restaurant with Sir Alex Ferguson just a few weeks later, along with his assistant Jesus Perez. They had shared wine, talked, Pochettino had reportedly asked for advice. Reports in the media swirled like winter’s first snowflakes; would Pochettino be the man to replace Van Gaal, having worked wonders since taking over at Spurs?It is a case of what might have been. In reality, United were pragmatic, opting to secure the marquee manager of Mourinho instead of the promise of Pochettino. United had endured lean years, thus it made sense that a proven winner would be taking the job – but the decision appears ever more risky as the months tick by.Mourinho and Pochettino will go head-to-head this weekend, and the encounter is an intriguing one, both on the pitch and off it. Spurs and United are level on points in the Premier League, and the winner of the match could well solidify themselves as the true challengers to Manchester City’s seemingly endless title charge. Yet in the dugouts, too, there will be intrigue.Mauricio Pochettino Jose MourinhoSuch has been the level of the former Argentina defender’s success in north London, the usually phlegmatic club chairman, Daniel Levy, said just weeks ago that he would like Pochettino to sign on for 15 years at the club.“I would love nothing more than Mauricio still to be our manager in 10 to 15 years’ time,” the Spurs chairman wrote in a new book about Pochettino, titled ‘Brave New World’.“To really build success you need time, longevity. It’s easy to go and become a manager at Real Madrid, for instance.“It’s a fantastic club, don’t get me wrong, but winning at Tottenham Hotspur is far greater than winning at Real Madrid — and he agrees.“Mauricio wants this sense of achievement, this recognition, to be the main guy. And at this club, he can be the main guy.”Daniel Levy Pochettino PSMourinho, last season, took United from fourth to sixth, while Pochettino again took Tottenham to a title challenge, playing some truly breathtaking football. Spurs are quick, incisive, and able to change their gameplan at will. Tottenham have brutalized teams, thumping the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and United since the Argentine took over.They play football “the United way”, and it is not difficult to envisage the latter building a legacy at Spurs, in the same vein as Ferguson at United.Yet, for Mourinho – pragmatist extraordinaire, who regularly sets up a team blessed with magnificent attacking players to avoid defeat – United is another job.He does not intend to retire at the club , and may seek alternative employment at another super club if he does not achieve the success that United’s investment calls for – the club spent nearly £150m in the summer – and the whispers are that PSG are interested. United are keen for him to sign a new deal , but he has also talked up the prospect of managing Portugal in the past. Unlike his Spurs counterpart, he has not been setting down roots.And therein lies the rub. Pochettino is setting himself up for the next five and 10 years, he has a vision, a project, and the support of his chairman to go and achieve it. He has overachieved thus far, willed on by the goals of Kane, but silverware surely cannot be far away.Mourinho is, as always, living in the moment, eager to see success now, instead of building for it later. It has bitten him before, bringing an ignominious end to reigns at Chelsea, twice, and Real Madrid, and it might well bite him again.There may not be pangs of jealousy towards Spurs at United just yet, but another implosion in the dugout would surely leave the club regretting allowing Pochettino to slip through their fingers. 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Report: DR Congo 0 Uganda 2

first_imgUganda produced an early Africa Cup of Nations shock as they beat Democratic Republic of Congo 2-0 in Cairo on Saturday, their first victory in the tournament since 1978.The Cranes managed just a solitary point in 2017, their only other tournament appearance since the 1970s, but against DR Congo they looked a force to be reckoned with and deservedly ran out comfortable winners.Despite having the more established talents, DR Congo were second best throughout the first half, going behind early on to the dangerous Patrick Kaddu and then having the frame of the goal come to their rescue just before the break. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Emmanuel Okwi made it 2-0 just after the restart and from there the Leopards never looked like clawing their way back, while the Cranes soar to the top of Group A, ahead of Egypt on goal difference..@UgandaCranesA moment of prayer at halftime #TotalAFCON2019 @JanetMuseveni @KagutaMuseveni @BebeCoolUG @MosesMagogo @NCSUganda1 @Parliament_Ug @kawowosports @CAF_Online— FUFA (@OfficialFUFA) June 22, 2019Uganda made a hugely promising start and were rewarded in the 14th minute, as Kaddu got in front of the oblivious Cedric Bakambu to glance a header in at the near post from Farouk Miya’s corner.That should have jolted DR Congo into action, but Uganda continued to pile the pressure on – Kaddu inexplicably heading wide from close range just four minutes after the goal.Michael Azira then saw his 20-yard drive skim the top of the crossbar in the 41st minute, shortly before DR Congo finally showed signs of life in attack, with Bakambu forcing a stunning save from Denis Onyango.DR Congo’s task became even tougher just two minutes into the second period – Okwi meeting Miya’s left-wing free-kick with a looping header that beat Ley Matampi from about 16 yards.Jonathan Bolingi almost pulled one back when his header hit the top of the crossbar with 20 minutes to go, but Uganda held firm to secure the points.KEY OPTA FACTS- DR Congo lost their first AFCON group stage game since January 2006 (0-2 against Cameroon), last edition played in Egypt. They lost their opening game in the competition for the first time since January 2004 (1-2 against Guinea).- Uganda kept only their second clean sheet in 20 AFCON games, their last being a 3-0 win against Morocco in March 1978.- Farouk Miya has been involved in Uganda’s last three goals at the Africa Cup of Nations (1 goal, 2 assists).last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Batsmen underestimate Yuzvendra Chahal, feels Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Batsmen underestimate Yuzvendra Chahal, feels Sachin TendulkarYuzvendra Chahal bagged the important wickets of David Warner and Glenn Maxwell as India bowled out Australia for 316 while defending 352 at The Oval on Sunday. commentary India Today Web Desk LondonJune 10, 2019UPDATED: June 10, 2019 10:06 IST Yuzvendra Chahal was once again the pick of the Indian spinners in their second World Cup game (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSYuzvendra Chahal finished with 2 wickets of 62 runs in 10 overs against AustraliaChahal has 6 wickets in 2 games so far at an average of 18.83India toppled Australia from 3rd place in the points table after Sunday’s 36-run victoryIndia leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has been in tremendous form in the World Cup so far having picked up 6 wickets in the two matches against South Africa and Australia.Chahal followed up on his good show against South Africa with two wickets against Australia in India’s second match which they won by a big margin of 36 runs in London to move up to 3rd place in the points table.Chahal, who had picked 4 wickets against the Proteas in the first game, bagged the important wickets of David Warner and Glenn Maxwell, both of whom tried to go after the spinner but completely failed in their attempts. Chahal was miserly with the ball once again as he finished with 2 for 62 from his 10 overs.MUST WATCH: Laughs, antics, fun banter – This Chahal TV episode has it all courtesy the very funny Gabbar – @SDhawan25Do not miss this one – by @RajalArora @yuzi_chahal #TeamIndia #CWC19Full Video link here (@BCCI) June 10, 2019Talking about the leg-spinner after the game, former India captain Sachin Tendulkar said batsmen tend to underestimate Chahal and pay the price for it later on.”Yuzvendra Chahal bowled beautifully again. He’s had fair amount of success against Maxwell. Many guys underestimate him, they feel he bowls just stump to stump. But even when it comes to that in lesser helpful conditions, he’s got tremendous control over his flight and the length that he hits.”Very rarely you will see Chahal pushing the ball through. He’s only pushing the ball through when he’s trying to bowl the flipper. Today was a great example when he got Warner out. Warner was beaten by the length. He stepped out to play the big shot but then he realised he’s not got to the pitch of the ball.advertisementChahal strikes. Warner departs after scoring 56 runs.Australia 133/2 after 24.4 overs (@BCCI) June 9, 2019″And that is the ability of Chahal, you know the arm speed is exactly the same, but he releases the ball bit later than normal and that is what deceives batters,” Tendulkar told India Today in an exclusive interview after India’s victory.After opting to bat first, India rode on a stupendous 117 from opener Shikhar Dhawan and useful fifties from Rohit Sharma (57) and Virat Kohli (82), to post the highest total by any team against Australia at World Cups.After that, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah shone with the ball with 3 wickets each while Chahal bagged two as India bowled out Australia for 316 in 50 overs and topped the defending champions from third place in the 10-team points table with 2 wins from as many games.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Sachin Tendulkar surprised with David Warner’s slow batting vs IndiaAlso Read | Sachin Tendulkar questions Australia tactics in failed run chase vs IndiaAlso Read | Sachin Tendulkar wants Shikhar Dhawan to break his record in ICC tournamentsAlso Read | Apologised to Steve Smith on behalf of crowd, says Virat KohliFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Yuzvendra ChahalFollow Sachin TendulkarFollow India vs AustraliaFollow World Cup 2019 No data available! advertisement scorecard graphs view more view less Nextlast_img read more

WWE superstars Roman Reigns and Becky Lynch to co-star in animated movie Rumble

first_imgWWE superstars Roman Reigns and Becky Lynch to co-star in animated movie RumbleWill Arnett, Terry Crews and Geraldine Viswanathan will star in the animated film alongside WWE wrestlers Becky Lynch and Roman Reigns.advertisement India Today Web Desk CaliforniaSeptember 20, 2019UPDATED: September 20, 2019 12:30 IST WWE superstar Roman Reigns (Courtesy by @WWERomanReigns)HIGHLIGHTSRumble, directed by Hamish Grieve, is expected to be released in the summer of 2020The upcoming film is set in a world where monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletesSaid Mireille Soria, President of Paramount Animation, has revealed the reason behind teaming up with WWEWorld Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has announced partnership with Paramount Animation to co-produce the upcoming animated film called ‘Rumble’. The project also includes the roles for WWE Superstars Becky Lynch and Roman Reigns who will be voicing characters in the film.Apart from WWE Superstars, Will Arnett, Terry Crews, and Geraldine Viswanathan are also in fray as leading the voice cast for the film.The upcoming project, as described by the press release, “is set in a world where monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes. Winnie seeks to follow in her father’s footsteps by coaching a lovable underdog monster into a wrestling champion.”Said Mireille Soria, President of Paramount Animation, has revealed the reason behind teaming up with WWE and said, “Rumble is steeped in the world of wrestling, and what better partners to help bring this world to life than WWE? They bring a pedigree and institutional excellence that is unmatched, and we couldn’t be happier to collaborate with them on this special film. We are thrilled to have a seasoned and dynamic cast in place to breathe life into this exciting story and can’t wait to bring it to audiences.”While talking about starting his acting career, Reigns said in a recent interview with, “It’s a contagious environment. I think any time when that many people come together with one vision … I think that type of camaraderie is awesome. I’m definitely into it. The fact that I don’t have to kill myself, throw my body around is definitely a plus as well. But the problem is I still love wrestling”advertisementWWE Studios, which is currently partnering with Netflix on the feature film “The Main Event”, has already developed several wrestling-related titles and other studios including the MGM biopic “Fighting With My Family”.’Rumble’, directed by Hamish Grieve, is expected to be released in the summer of 2020.Also Read | Yogeshwar Dutt slams umpiring post Bajrang Punia’s controversial lossAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow WWEFollow WWE Superstars Nextlast_img read more

Bombay HC raps CBFC says it has no intellectual morality to decide

first_imgMumbai: “Are you ostriches,” an angry Bombay High Court bench on Friday asked the censor board for refusing to issue a universal (U) certificate to a children’s film and asserted the board will “not decide what one wants to watch and see”. In strongly-worded observations, a division bench of justices S C Dharmadhikari and Gautam Patel also said that it may have to redefine the role of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) entirely as the latter thinks that it was the “only one with an iota of intelligence to decide for everyone”. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!The bench was hearing a petition filed by the Children’s Film Society (CFS), India, seeking directions to the CBFC tribunal to hear its plea to issue universal certificate to its film “Chidiakhana”. In January, the board issued universal/adult (U/A) certificate to the film, owing to an abusive word and a particular scene in it. The Society has claimed that the film is meant for children and is to be screened in schools. It said it is willing to remove the two objections. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedThe bench said the CBFC, by asking for such scenes to be deleted in films, was pretending that these issues do not exist. “Are you (CBFC) ostriches? Put your head in the sand and pretend something does not exist,” Justice Patel said. The CBFC Friday told the court that it has laid down certain conditions and if those are fulfilled then the film will be given ‘U/A’ certificate. Irked with this, the high court asked how can the board say that it will give ‘U/A’ certificate irrespective of whether the scene and abusive word is deleted. “We actually wonder if the CBFC officials have children of their own. You (CBFC) are a certification board and not a censor board. You will not decide what one wants to watch and see,” Justice Patel said. “Nobody has given you (CBFC) the intellectual morality and authority to decide what one wants to watch and see,” he added. The bench further said that the world was changing and so was the art of storytelling. “Looks like we may have to redefine your (CBFC) role entirely. You (CBFC) are forming an opinion that the whole population is infantile and imbecile and you are the only one with an iota of intelligence to decide for everyone,” Justice Patel said. The court said when a children’s film shows or speaks about issues like racism, discrimination, child labour and drug abuse, then it is better to use the films to explain these issues to children.last_img read more

DMK announces Rs 10 crore for flood relief in Nilgiris district

first_imgUdhagamandalam (TN): The DMK on Monday announced Rs 10 crore from the Local Area Development Fund of its MPs and MLA, to take up relief works in the rain-ravaged Nilgiris district.Announcing this to reporters, DMK President M K Stalin said A Raja, representing the hilly Nilgiris Lok Sabha constituency, will contribute Rs three crore, five Rajya Sabha MPs Rs one crore each and local MLA Dravida Mani Rs two crore. Accusing the Tamil Nadu government of not taking any preventive measures to tackle the impact of rains and floods, he demanded the district be announced as a natural disaster-prone district. Stalin, who visited the kin of two people, killed in rain-related incidents, said besides financial aid, one of the members of the family should be given Government job. The government should take steps to clear the water pathway from Gudalur in the Nilgiris to Mettupalayam in Coimbatore district, to facilitate smooth flow of water, the DMK chief said. Mpostlast_img read more

Small businesses can get rate break from Chase on Amex transactions

A global payment company will give members of Canada’s largest small- and medium-business association lower rates on American Express transactions.Chase Merchant Services will charge a new lower rate to Canadian Federation of Independent Business members that process less than $500,000 in Amex transactions.CFIB says the deal aims to make it easier for small businesses to accept Chase payment cards.CFIB president Dan Kelly says the partnership means many of the federation’s members could see significant savings thanks to the offer, with some members potentially seeing fees reduced by almost 50 per cent.“This new deal is a big step forward for small business and recognizes their importance to the Canadian economy,” Kelly said. “Many of our members could see significant savings with the new offer. This will benefit CFIB members by lowering the cost of offering Amex as a payment option, while ultimately providing value to consumers with greater access and payment choice.”Retailers pay fees each time consumers use a credit card. The fees differ based on type of credit card, business and other considerations.As well, Amex transactions delivered through Chase will be processed quickly, give merchants next-day payment in most cases, and administration time will be cut by having one statement only, covering both Amex and Chase transactions.The retail industry has been advocating for lower fees, arguing that Canadian businesses pay some of the highest fees worldwide.CFIB’s 110,000 members collectively process more than $12 billion in electronic payments through Chase every year.More information on the agreement can be found here. — with files from Financial Post staff read more

Dotting the i Raekwon McMillan a field general of OSU defense

OSU junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan (5) encourages Buckeyes fans to make noise during the second half against Indiana on Oct. 8. The Buckeyes won 38-17. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorFew players have such a profound impact from the moment they walk on the field as junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan has had for Ohio State. The unquestioned leader at the helm of the “Silver Bullets,” OSU’s defensive nickname, McMillan has been named as a semifinalist for the Butkis Award, the top award for linebackers at the collegiate level.Playing middle linebacker is an already daunting task for any team, but at OSU it is a key to the success for the Buckeyes. On Saturday’s game against Northwestern, McMillan reacted to a play action fake pass, which ultimately led to a turnover.That relatively simple play might have seemed pedestrian to the outside eye, but the junior said otherwise to the media on Monday.“I had the B-gap,” McMillan said. “So if the quarterback would have handed the ball to the running back in that situation, I would have had to tackle the running back in that gap. But it’s a mesh point, so the quarterback pulled the ball when he saw me come up. He’s kind of reading me the whole play to see if I’m going to be in my zone.”McMillan said once he read the play, he reacted to Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson going back to pass and jumped in the way, causing the deflection that ended in an easy interception for redshirt freshman cornerback Damon Arnette.Before every play, there is anywhere from a few moments to 25 seconds for the ball to be snapped, although most college teams put an emphasis on getting the ball snapped quickly. For a player like McMillan, those few moments before the play begins are vital in his role as the man in the middle.About five seconds before the snap, McMillan is responsible for reading the offensive formation, among many other duties. To start, he has to get the call from co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell,  and relay that message to his unit and the defensive line in front of him to set them up in the proper stance. He also said from there, he is usually directing the strongside linebacker as well as the “backside safety.”“Once I’ve communicated to them, that’s when I go through the eyes, feet and body positioning with their line and see if I can get some keys on the play they’re going to run,” McMillan said. “Once I get that, then I’m in a different mode. It’s time to lock in, it’s time to go make the play.”That list of responsibilities could easily result in the occasional slip-up. McMillan received scrutiny during and following the Wisconsin game after Badgers’ wide receiver Jazz Peavy ripped-up the Buckeyes defense in the first half with an end-around.According to McMillan, he was just doing his job.“When Wisconsin was running the jet-sweep, and everybody was saying I was getting misreads, like I clearly had the A-gap,” McMillan said through a smile. If he were to bust off his trajectory and try to take out the sweep, he said he would not be doing his job. The commitment to staying true to his role and his assignment has caught the eye of his teammates.Junior defensive end Jalyn Holmes, who came in the 2014 recruiting class with McMillan, looks up to him as a friend and as a leader.“What do I do pre-snap?” he said when asked about his routine before a play. “Wait for Raekwon to tell me to do.”McMillan has earned 51 total tackles so far this season, which is technically a “down” year for the Georgia native. Last season he had 74 tackles through eight games, as well as a sack. With some outside criticism being thrown his way, it would be easy for him to start worrying about his level of play.Instead, McMillan plays it off with a grin and a joke.“If I ask y’all, I’m having the worst season in the world,” he said. read more

Motorcyclist killed after colliding with utility pole

A motorcyclist lost his life early Sunday morning after he lost control of his motor cycle and collided with a utility pole in New Amsterdam, Berbice.Dead is Colin Troy Thomas, 21, Lot 51 Stanleytown New Amsterdam Berbice. Based on reports reaching the <<>> stated that sometime about 03:30h, Thomas was proceeding east along Alexander Street, New Amsterdam at a fast rate when he lost control of the motorcycle and collided with a utility pole.The motor cycle that the young man was riding at the time of the accidentHe sustained injuries and was picked up and rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital in an unconscious state where he was pronounced dead on arrival. At the time of the accident, the now dead man was not wearing a safety helmet. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMotorcycle accident leaves pillion rider dead, rider criticalApril 18, 2017In “Crime”Pregnant woman dies in Berbice crashJanuary 11, 2017In “Local News”Banks DIH employee killed after car slams into utility poleSeptember 26, 2018In “latest news” read more

HSE to fund bilateral cochlear implants for 100 children

first_imgTHE HSE HAS allocated €3.2 million for bicochlear implants in its 2014 service plan, news that has been welcomed by parents of children with hearing issues.Deanna Cairns, whose son Billy has one cochlear implant and is on the waiting list for a second implant, is a member of the Happy New Ear campaign. The parents behind Happy New Ear are campaigning for bilateral (two) cochlear implants to be offered to children as standard.Today, Cairns told “We are delighted, now they have come into line as best practice. It wasn’t the full amount we wanted but at least bilaterals can start being rolled out now.”“I have to say it has been a hard year,” said Cairns.Happy New Ear said: “After a year of constant campaigning, fighting, meetings, petitions and begging we are thrilled with today’s outcome. No more second best for Irish children.” The programme will take time to set up but it is envisaged that the first simultaneous cochlear implant surgery, where they implant both ears at the same time, will take place in May, and the first sequential implant surgery, where the recipient already has an implant, will commence in August. We have been helped along the way by so many people- TDs, journalists, parents and well wishers and we would like to thank them all for their support throughout the campaign.They gave thanks to the Joint Committee established by Gerry Adams and to all the HSE staff who met with them, as well as the Minister For Health James Reilly.“We know he was under more pressure than ever in this budget, and appreciate this more than words can say,” the parents said.Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, said that around 100 children will benefit from the funding, with 50 sequential and 50 simultaneous cochlear implants to be fitted in 2014.They are hopeful that from next year, the number of surgeries will be increased. There are thought to be around 200 children in need of a second cochlear implant at the moment.The Cairns family are now hopeful that Billy will be able to get his second implant. “It’s like the best Christmas present ever,” said his mum.Keith McCormack, the father of a boy whose hearing problems were not acted on by health professionals for 17 months said that the news is good news.“Any cuts in health spending for the country as a whole are a bad thing but if indeed the HSE is setting aside €3.2million to help those in need of bilateral cochlear implants then it will give a ray of hope to them, especially at Christmas,” he said.He added that anything that will give children who may have been failed during their health journey “a chance to succeed, should be welcomed”.“We will have to wait and see how this bilateral implant programme is to be rolled out in detail,” he added. “My little boy Liam and the other children are quite literally in a race against time for this as whatever good nerve endings that they have are continually degrading.”Read: Silent protest outside Dáil today over childrens’ cochlear implants funding>Read: HSE still reviewing where €108m ‘unspecified’ pay savings can be found in 2014>last_img read more

Kinect has sold a million units since launch

first_imgThere’s a lot of valid complaints to level at the Kinect, Microsoft’s recently released gesture-control accessory for the Xbox 360. Its field of view is limited, its voice recognition is spotty, its prone to lag, its more expensive than the competition and its launch titles are lackluster.None of that seems to matter to the general populace though: Microsoft has just announced that the Kinect seems to be selling out across the country. In fact, it’s outselling the PlayStation Move by a factor of about three to one: Microsoft says that in the first ten days of sales, the Kinect has already moved a million units.AdChoices广告It’s worth noting that that number’s going to get even more enormous: Black Friday hasn’t even landed, and the holiday shopping system is still ahead of us. It seems likely that by the time Christmas rolls around, Microsoft will manage to triple that number.Like I said, there’s a lot of legitimate grousing to be done about the Kinect, but a lot of that has to do with Microsoft reaching for the stars with the technology this time around… and so some of the Kinect’s failures are understandable. One thing’s for sure: with a million units in the wild, developers will be galvanized to really master the technology of the Kinect and correct some of its current shortcomings. For all my skepticism, it looks like Microsoft may very well manage to pull the Kinect off and out-Wii the Wii after all.Read more at Microsoftlast_img read more

Scythe to offer transparent open air desktop PC case

first_imgTransparent cases seemed to be all the rage a few years ago, but I never invested in one mainly because they carried a premium price. They also only looked great if you added a bunch of lights inside, and even then you’d probably end up hiding the case under your desk.Now Japanese manufacturer Scythe is launching a rather unusual new transparent case that has an additional feature: it’s an open case. What that means is there are no side panels to encase the components. Instead, everything is left open to the air (and dust) around them.The Scythe ACB-TYPE3 may seem like a mistake from a dust point of view, but it could be the ideal case for someone who regularly tests different components and wants quick access to them. It also opens up the cooling options you have somewhat. For example, you could mount as big a fan as you want on the side of this case, or even completely independently of it.While open, it’s certainly not small and has space for three 5-inch drives, three 3.5″ drives, and two 2.5″ drives. It will work with ATX, micro-ATX, and mini-ITX boards and there’s no chance of you breaking it due to the use of 5mm thick acrylic. In terms of weight, there’s definitely a saving due to it being an open case. As a comparison, the fully-enclosed transparent Scythe ACC-ATX case weighs 5.2kg. The ACB-TYPE3 is only 3.4kg.For the moment the ACB-TYPE3 is only appearing on the Japanese Scythe website, but it’s likely a number of component stores will order stock. It’s certainly a different take on a PC case and one some rig builders are sure to want to experiment with, especially as the price tag is only $85.Read more at Scythe, via FanlessTechlast_img read more

Mohamed Keita out injured

first_imgBy Sulayman BahGambian forward Muhamed Keita has been sidelined with a pulled muscle.The 23-year-old trading with Polish giants Lech Poznan is parked to the periphery after he picked up an injury making him unavailable for Sunday’s match.The winger who won the Norwegian premier league with Stromgodset –his club of five seasons –last term, pulled a muscle in his quadriceps while on a training and as a result hasn’t been seen in the line up for Pozan’s three past games.Since signing on an undisclosed sum few months ago, Keita has played in just two out of six league matches.But the club interim gaffer is confident of Muhamed’s return, but refused to be tempted to mention specific date for the wing-wizard’s return.The forward’s abrasion makes him the second Gambian on the treatment table after defender KebbaCeesay sustained a recurrence to his ankle and needed a correction procedure.]]>last_img read more

Officer Named In Anchor Point Trooper Involved Shooting Incident

first_imgWertanen is a twelve year veteran with the Department of Public Safety. Wertanen fired his service weapon during a call in Anchor Point. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Trooper involved in the shooting incident on December 10, was identified as Trooper Matthew Wertanen. Fernando was shot once by Wertanen. Fernando was transported to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer where he was treated for his injury, stabilized and sent to Anchorage for further treatment. The original incident, AST in Soldotna was notified of a disturbance in Anchor Point and that gunshots were heard.center_img Per department policy the name of the trooper was not released for 72 hours. At the conclusion of this investigation, the case will be turned over to the Alaska Department of Law, Office of Special Prosecutions to determine if the use of force was legally justified under Alaska law. Troopers responded from Soldotna to the location. While troopers were outside the residence, Fernando Ospina, 47, of Anchor Point opened the door to the residence and pointed a rifle at the troopers.last_img read more