‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Back on the throne Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “I thought I served well in the moments when I really need it,” the Serbian star said. “I thought I found pretty good accuracy and angles with the first serve, and also my second serve worked pretty well. Overall, my game was so-and-so. In the moments when I probably needed to step it up, I did.”Heavy morning rain delayed the match by about an hour. Milos Raonic of Canada was scheduled to follow Djokovic’s win on center court, but that match was delayed by rain. Top-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain had the prime court to open the evening session.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Earlier Wednesday, tournament officials announced that Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina had withdrawn because of a left wrist injury.“Sorry to my fans in Toronto, but I have to pull out of the tournament since my left wrist needs some days of rest,” Del Potro said in a tweet. View comments Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, celebrates defeating Peter Polansky, of Canada, at the Rogers Cup men’s tennis tournament in Toronto, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Four-time champion Novak Djokovic advanced to the third round of the Rogers Cup on Wednesday, beating Canadian wild-card Peter Polansky 6-3, 6-4.Djokovic, coming off his fourth Wimbledon title last month, had seven aces and never faced a break point in the 1-hour, 25-minute match. A former world No. 1, Djokovic is seeded ninth in the event he last won in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Del Potro, who had a bye in the first round after reaching the Los Cabos final last week, was set to play Robin Haase of the Netherlands. Haase beat Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 7-5, 6-2.Polansky, a 30-year-old from nearby Thornhill, Ontario, reached a career-high No. 110 in June but entered the week at No. 121.“I thought it went really well out there,” said Polansky, who’s never made it past the second round of a Rogers Cup. “6-3, 6-4, (it was) probably a little closer than the score line said. I’ll take it as a good experience and look forward to the next event.”Also, Karen Khachanov of Russia beat 12th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-4, 7-6 (3), and Ilya Ivashka of Belarus topped American Ryan Harrison 7-6 (5), 6-4.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil read more
Steph Curry scores 48, hits 11 3s as Warriors beat Mavs Nuggets: G Gary Harris missed a fourth straight game with left hamstring tightness. … F Trey Lyles missed his second game in a row with a right wrist sprain. … Jokic scored a career-best 41 points against Brooklyn on Nov. 7, 2017.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: At Sacramento on Monday night.Nuggets: Host Golden State on Tuesday nightSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, looks to pass the ball as Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — Nikola Jokic scored a season-high 40 points, Jamal Murray fought through a bloody lip to add 24 and the Denver Nuggets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 116-113 on Sunday night.Jokic finished a point off his career high. He added 10 rebounds and eight assists, just missing his sixth-triple double of the season.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Portland, though, scored the first six points of the fourth, moving in front by a point on Evan Turner’s jumper.It was tied at 108 when Jokic hit a floater in the lane to put the Nuggets on top with 1:07 left to play. He added a pair of free throws moments later only to see Lillard drive to the basket for a dunk. With 30.6 seconds, Murray hit a jumper, but McCollum connected on 3-pointer to pull Portland within one with 27.7 seconds left.Denver ran the clock down and Murray let a jumper fly that hit the back of the rim and bounced out. Murray grabbed the rebound, was fouled and made both free throws with 3 seconds left. Portland had just enough time for a long 3-point try by Lillard at the buzzer, but — Paul Millsap in his face — it was off the mark.TIP-INSTrail Blazers: F Maurice Harkless remains sidelined by a left knee injury.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Murray’s lip was bloodied when he took an elbow to the mouth from Jusuf Nurkic on a drive to the basket early in the third quarter. Murray hit both free throws before heading to the locker room to get the injury tended to. He was back in the game within minutes, and grabbed a rebound off his own missed shot in the final moments, hitting both free throws after he was fouled to help the Nuggets stave off Portland.Denver rebounded from a loss at Phoenix on Saturday night for its 12th home win in a row.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDamian Lillard led Portland with 26 points, and CJ McCollum had 18 points. The Trail Blazers had won four straight.Lillard put in a reverse layup to put the Trail Blazers up by two with 5:48 remaining in the third quarter. But the Nuggets closed the period on a 17-10 run to take a 93-88 lead into the fourth. Jokic had 15 of his points in the period, including two 3-pointers during the Nuggets’ surge and also added an assist on an alley-oop pass that Mason Plumlee finished with a one-handed dunk. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ read more
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Bantam Zone Trackers will be holding a Spring Camp this April for the 2019-2020 season.The Camp will include fitness testing, on ice checking and skills, and a mini-game series.The Northeast B.C. Bantam Zone Trackers Spring Camp will be taking place on April 13 and the 14 at the North Peace Arena.- Advertisement -If you are interested in participating in the Spring Camp, you can register here.
Tottenham’s Harry Kane 1 After an action-packed Saturday full of goals the Premier League served up a dreadful match to make the inevitable hangover even worse.Tottenham travelled to relegation-threatened Burnley with Harry Kane named as their captain for the first time, as they looked to boost their hopes of a top four finish.But even the strike sensation was unable to lift the game and as a result a dreary affair ended goalless at Turf Moor.Burnley nearly shocked Spurs just five minutes in as Ryan Mason, who made his England debut last week, made a mistake but Danny Ings’ shot was straight at Michel Vorm, although the goalkeeper still managed to fumble.A bobbling long-range effort from Nacer Chadli was all the visitors could muster in return as they failed to take charge of a quiet affair, which felt cluttered.And, with Tottenham struggling, Jason Shackell’s header from an Ashley Barnes cross was then blocked as they looked to stem the flow, before Danny Rose skipped forward and crashed a right-foot shot high and wide.Slowly the tide began to turn though, but a marauding Mason run was then followed embarrassingly by scuffed attempt on goal as Spurs finally began to break up Burnley’s methodical approach.Burnley fans were then angered as Vlad Chiriches appeared to block George Boyd, but on second look the Clarets star dragged down his Romanian opponent in an attempt to con the referee into giving a penalty.A quiet Kane found it tough to make an impact at Turf Moor but Boyd, whose boundless energy was again on show, then slipped a shot just wide when the ball broke to him on the edge of the area.Michel Vorm ensured the game entered the break without a goal though as he did well to paw a smart Danny Ings strike over the bar.Tottenham were forced into a change moments after the break as an injury to Kyle Walker, which had occurred prior to half time, finally ended his game.A cross-cum-shot from Ings nearly outfoxed Vorm but he smartly patted the ball over his own net for a corner, while Sam Vokes and Barnes also saw strikes saved as they upped the pressure on Spurs.An exquisite Christian Eriksen run was ended with a shot blazed over, while Kane’s excellent work teed up Rose who fired high and wide again.Meanwhile, Paulinho, who has never really been at his best with Tottenham since a switch worth around £17million then shanked a woeful shot well wide as he burst through on goal.Andros Townsend, who scored England’s equaliser against Italy, was then thrown into the fray by boss Mauricio Pochettino but he couldn’t manage a similar moment of brilliance for Spurs before the match eventually was ended by the referee’s whistle. read more
THE chairman of the county board PJ McGowan has said he will do everything to prevent segregating fans at GAA matches in the county.His comments come after a number of incidents at matches this year both in Donegal and at in other Ulster counties.Mr McGowan said the GAA did not want to introduce segregation for fans – or play games behind closed doors. He revealed that both gardai in the south and the PSNI in the north are looking at what arrangements can be made to prevent crowd trouble in the future.Meanwhile the five new members of the Executive are Sean McGinley (Kilcar) assistant secretary, Frankie Doherty (St. Eunan’s) assistant treasurer, Con O’Donnell (Moville) Oifigeach na Gaeililge agus Cultuir, Anthony Harkin (Ardara) Coaching Officer and Pat Conaghan (Killybegs) Ulster Council delegate. ‘WE DON’T WANT TO SEGREGATE GAA FANS’ – CHAIR was last modified: December 15th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGAA read more
We’re not the only ones on the trail of mystery singer Molly Gallagher from Letterkenny.This morning we ran a video and story about the 12 year old and her amazing version of Elton John’s ‘Your Song’.Now DJ and recording studio boss Reuben Keeney wants to make her a star! The well-known Letterkenny artist contacted us after seeing Molly on Donegaldaily and says he has to record her songs.Reuben runs the Dry Arch Studios on the outskirts of the town.He says from what he heard of Molly, she already has huge potential.“You Tube doesn’t do any singer justice because the sound is never great. “But form what I heard of Molly she has huge potential. At just 12 years old she is already hitting the high notes and I think she could be big.“I would love to get her into the recording studio and record some songs with her,” he said.Anybody who may know who Molly is should contact Reuben at firstname.lastname@example.org.EndsNOW REUBEN IS ON THE TRAIL OF MYSTERY SINGER MOLLY was last modified: August 24th, 2011 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:Dry Arch Recording StudiosMolly GallagherReuben Keeney read more
If you want to age your footage and immerse your audience in an older world, check out this Deakins-esque tilt-shift technique.The internet is full of tutorials on how to create tilt-shift effects in After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut, and so on. These tutorials document methods that use various masks and blur layers; however, you can’t quite beat using a one-and-done plug-in. In DaVinci Resolve 14, you have precisely that. Unfortunately, this effect is only available in the studio version of Resolve 14 — you can’t have all the cool things for free.I typically recommend applying effects that will affect the image in the color page (see why here); however, with the tilt-shift effect, there are so many control parameters that I prefer applying the effect on the edit page, where you can fully extend the inspector panel.The effect, which is confusingly categorized under ResolveFX Stylize instead of ResolveFX Blur, is quite straightforward. There are four control areas, and each setting speaks for itself.The tilt-shift effect itself doesn’t really require a rundown. It is, as I mentioned, a one-and-done effect that produces excellent results. However, we want to create the Deakins-style tilt-shift seen in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. If you have yet to watch that film, please stop everything you are doing and find a way to watch that movie (it’s currently included with an Amazon Prime subscription). It’s a visual feast of cinematic beauty. Throughout the film, there are several shots that feature a tilt-shift, color aberration, and vignette [in camera]. These shots appear primarily in transitional moments, and the idea was to evoke the feeling of old-time cameras.In an interview with American Cinematographer, the esteemed cinematographer Roger Deakins said the following:That was done entirely in camera with lenses that are now called ‘Deakinizers.’ I used to use this gag where I put a small lens element in front of a 50mm to get a similar effect. I went to Otto Nemenz and asked how we could create that effect in a better way, with more flexibility and lens length. The lens technician suggested taking the front element off a 9.8 Kinoptic, and also mounting the glass from old wide-angle lenses to the front of a couple of ARRI Macros. Otto now rents out three Deakinizers. Removing the front element makes the lens faster, and it also gives you this wonderful vignetting and slight color diffraction around the edges. We used different lenses, so some were more extreme or slightly longer than others. Sometimes we used [Kardan] Shift & Tilt lenses to get a similar effect.So, it’s not necessarily just a tilt-shift — there’s an abundance of different things happening, but we can use the tilt-shift effect in Resolve as a starting point.The RundownWith Resolve open, navigate to the timeline, and find (or import) the clip that you want to Deakinize. Open the Effects Library, and add Tilt-Shift Blur. You now need to open the inspector and switch from Video to OpenFX to adjust the settings of the effect.For the most part, we can leave the majority of the sliders where they are, as there are only a few things we need to change. We’re going to change the Iris Shape to a triangle. This creates a more interesting looking tilt-shift. Underneath is Blade Curvature, which will round off the edges of the iris shape we’ve selected. We’re going to increase this to 500.Anamorphism is a setting linked to aspect ratios and anamorphic lenses. However, here, if we increase the amount, it gives our blurred area a slight push — somewhat like a motion blur that you can find Photoshop. We’re going to double the strength to two.The Depth of Field will control where the tilt-shift falls on your image. Therefore, this menu and the settings you adjust is going to depend on your subject, as every image is going to be different. In the example we’re using today, I’m only going to move the Center Y adjustment, so the in-focus area is perfectly aligned with the barn.This is the before and after.It’s not quite Jesse James-like just yet. We’re going to add a secondary effect that works so perfectly, it feels like it was created only for this tutorial — the Prism Blur. That too is under the ResolveFX Stylize menu. Add the effect to your clip, and jump back over to the inspector panel. You may notice that there are no control settings visible for the Prism Blur; that’s because Resolve doesn’t want to interrupt our editing of the tilt-shift blur. Therefore, we have to double-click on the prism blur effect, and the settings will pop open.At first, the settings are a little too strong. We need to fix that. As we have a tilt-shift effect already in place, we can decrease the Blur Strength to 0. The Aberration Distance is a creative setting that will depend on what you want to achieve from your shot, but in this example, we want to decrease the strength by half. Likewise, the strength of the vignette is also too strong. If you look at the reference images from Jesse James, the vignettes are only slightly visible. So we can decrease the setting for the Vignette Strength by half, too.With a dash of added film grain, this is the before and after.Although there’s nothing quite like the real thing, and I’m certain there are several optical elements that cannot be reproduced in pre-production, this the next best step for those without the tools.Lewis McGregor is a certified BlackMagic Design DaVinci Resolve Trainer. read more
After a week of rumbling, Iceland’s Bárðarbunga volcano began erupting yesterday, say scientists at the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) in Reykjavik—although the eruption remained entirely under the thick ice covering the volcano. Bárðarbunga is located beneath the giant Vatnajökull glacier in the center of the island; this particular eruption is occurring under a northern offshoot, the Dyngjujökull glacier. Although no magma or ash reached the surface, IMO raised the country’s aviation code from orange to red, indicating that an eruption is imminent or in progress.IMO recorded seismic tremors—small, continuous, almost rhythmic earthquakes thought to be related to the interaction between lava and ice—at 11:15 GMT. Then, a stronger seismic swarm occurred at about 2:10 p.m. GMT; at that time, IMO’s daily status report noted, “[t]he frequency of earthquakes is so high, that the events are overlapping in time, and it is difficult to discern individual events.” IMO scientists concluded that the magma was melting the ice atop the volcano. But, as the thickness of the ice over the volcano (between 100 and 400 meters) and the volume of lava are both unknown, it’s also unclear whether an eruption will break through the ice, or whether it will remain subglacial. Yesterday evening, IMO noted on its website that “there are no signs of ongoing volcanic activity,” but the alert will remain red for the time being because “an imminent eruption can not be excluded.”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(*)View Bárðarbunga live here. read more