first_imgAccording to Portuguese mediaBoth Cristiano and his family are still in their Madeira residence waiting to be able to return. In previous days, his flight had not been authorized to undertake this trip. COVID-19 complicates Cristiano’s return to ItalyAir traffic restrictions imposed to slow the expansion of COVID-19 in Europe are complicating the return of Cristiano Ronaldo from Madeira to Italy to join the training of his team, Juventus.Ronaldo, according to the Récord newspaper, had planned to leave Madeira on Sunday to start a 14-day quarantine before joining the training.However, the current state of emergency in Spain has changed the player’s initial plans. that, according to the newspaper, they went through travel on his private plane to Madrid for his partner, Georgina Rodríguez, and their children to stay in the Spanish capital, before continuing the trip to Turin.The plan frustrated, Ronaldo is expected to travel to Italy today directly with an eye toward returning to his team’s work on May 18.Ronaldo and his family traveled to Madeira in March to visit the mother of the Portuguese crack and decided to stay in his mansion on the island while the situation in Italy was clarified., one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic. 7 Cristiano Ronaldo is preparing his return to Turin for a possible return to Serie A. This Sunday, the private plane of the Juventus player landed in Funchal, picked up several members of his staff, according to Portuguese media, and re-embarked for Turin. The striker is already preparing his return. The plane passed through Madrid and arrived at Funchal, where it remained for an hour and loaded several belongings of the player in addition to three occupants. From Madeira, and more specifically, from the Cristiano Ronaldo airport, he left for Italy although still without the player, who is expected to do so soon. center_img Cristiano is called up for this Tuesday when Italian football will start with individual sessions at the facilities of each team. The Turin club asked its foreign players to return to start work, although as they arrive they will have to keep 14 days of quarantine, which will delay the return of the 7 to the Vinovo facilities. last_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,Political parties do campaign vigorously, and go about trying to convince people that their vision for governing the country is best, should they win. Now this coalition Government’s track record seems to be riddled with more mistakes/incompetence/allegations of corruption compared to pleasing the public.Everywhere I go, I hear complaints more than praises, so I wonder how they will bounce from that. I don’t believe oil alone can save our country.Look at neighbouring Venezuela. Each party would have supporters from all over the country, and many would join/support because they would need to see development, especially for their area. They, too, would have a tremendous amount of ideas, and I wonder if the politicians would stop to listen to them after acceding to power. I don’t believe so.Now, over the years, I’ve complained of numerous things, and made recommendations, many of which seems to have fallen on deaf ears, even though they are important.Of recent, a six-year-old boy lost his life due to (my views) the negligence of teachers who were directly responsible for the safety of children, given the location and condition of the area.I’ve written about the riverine areas and the dangers lying there, and even made recommendations, but apparently they are not important, because I don’t believe any politician or their families could be affected whilst those directly in harm’s way continue in the same conditions.Editor, we see the newly elected president providing buses, speed boats, bicycles etc., all over the country, which is very commendable, but these donations are not enough to handle the capacity. Many children still resort to the normal mode of reaching to schools, and in the riverine areas, this is mainly by boats, and some are very dangerous. One only has to use the social media and occasionally one would see videos/images of the struggle.Now, one would see that none of these children have any lifejackets, and one would know that lifejackets are rather expensive in Guyana.Now, if our politicians have any sort of vision or care for this nation, they would have already put plans in place to either provide free life jackets or make them way cheaper for the school children, because their way of travelling is very dangerous.What’s the purpose of them hiring companies and individuals to write and print glorious manifestos at election time and most of the plans/vision cannot materialise, while simple problems cannot be solved? Can we say we are a country with vision being run by the visionless, or their vision is only focused on oil and their rewards?Sincerely,Sahadeo Bateslast_img read more

first_imgPolice Director Gregory O. W. Coleman has called for continued collaboration between community dwellers and the Liberia National Police (LNP) as a way to successfully handle crimes across the country. To arrive at that level, Coleman said the LNP have instituted several measures aimed at exposing suspected armed robbers, adding, “We have also increased our night time patrol in various communities.”He then called on the public to cooperate with the LNP by sharing information that would lead to the arrest and subsequent prosecution of marauding suspected criminals.Coleman made the statement recently at the LNP Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.According to him, the LNP is deeply concerned about the increase in mob violence across the country, particularly in Montserrado County. “We understand that sometimes people get frustrated over some issues to the extent that they often take the law into their own hands. This is unacceptable, and it’s not the way forward. The rule of law must prevail and people have to respect it at all times,” Coleman told reporters. He said during mob violence, innocent people lose their lives including those who, if spared, would have helped with the investigation, adding that they were not allowed to go through the legal process.Meanwhile, the LNP has appealed to members of the public engaged in mob violence to desist from such practice, “because we are going to start prosecuting people on the basis of intelligence gathered in areas that mob violence will occur,” Inspector Coleman added.For his part, Police Deputy Director for Administration William Mulbah said the LNP has also embarked on a massive facelift or renovation of its headquarters and other depots.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img AC Milan’s move for Morata could mean Silva is on his way to Wolves Wolverhampton Wanderers have been placed on red alert after AC Milan decided they are willing to sell Andre Silva this summer.Originally the San Siro club had been looking to loan out the striker, who struggled during his first season in Italy.But now, according to Calciomercato, Milan are now ready to sell Silva this summer if someone bids £27 million.The club want the cash to reinvest in the squad – with Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata a top transfer target.Silva’s availability will be of great interest to Wolves, who have been tracking the Portugal international since January.The club failed with an approach for the 22-year-old then, but now they are back in the Premier League, a deal could be on the cards. 1last_img read more

first_imgHe would also miss Liverpool’s Champions League match at home to Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday.This means Keita will’s first game back could be for Liverpool’s trip to Arsenal on November 3 provided he is deemed match fit.It was beginning to look like a bit of a disastrous international break for Liverpool after Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk all picked up knocks.However, Salah and Van Dijk could feature against the Terriers while Mane hasn’t been ruled out. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool’s Naby Keita is out for two weeks following a hamstring injury he sustained while on international duty, according to reports in his native Guinea.The midfielder was helped off the pitch on the back of one of his team-mates during Guinea’s 1-1 draw in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Rwanda on Tuesday. REVEALED Latest Liverpool FC News 2 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? This was after he left the field with a back injury during Liverpool’s Champions League defeat at Napoli earlier this month where he spent the evening in a Naples hospital.The news will be a welcome relief for Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, who would have been concerned about the 23-year-old’s injuries piling up.If Keita is absent for two weeks he’ll miss the Premier League matches at Huddersfield – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT on Saturday from 17:30 and at home to Cardiff.Huddersfield vs Liverpool match preview RANKED huge blow Klopp’s men have not won any of their last four games Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Four key men set to feature for Liverpool’s trip to HuddersfieldMeanwhile, James Milner, who sustained a hamstring injury during the Reds’ goalless draw against Manchester City could return despite initially being given a month-long lay-off.They return to Premier League action in third place in the table, level on points with City and Chelsea. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars latest gameday cracker Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Keita’s progress at Liverpool has been disrupted by injury 2 shining last_img read more

first_imgThe ProjectLet’s say I’m working on a documentary about organized crime, and I have an interview subject who needs to stay incognito. I already have his face mosaiced out, and now I want to lower the tone of his voice so that he is unrecognizable. To do this, I’ll need to add a track effect to the audio track containing his sound bytes. Let’s get started.Step 1: Open the Audio Track Mixer PanelTo add track effects, I need to open up the track mixer panel. To do this, I’ll go to Window > Audio Track Mixer. First, I want to organize my project, so I’m going to rename each track. This sequence consists of an interview sound byte, a music clip, and a sound effect. Each audio asset resides on its own track, so I’ll rename the tracks accordingly. Once I rename the track in the mixer panel, I’ll be able to see the track names in the timeline panel as well.Step 2: Show Effects and SendsNow that I have my tracks renamed, I want to add my effects. To access track effects, I’ll click on the Show/Hide Effects and Sends triangle at the top left-hand corner of the track mixer panel. Once this is open, I can see that each track has five FX slots where I can add effects via a drop-down menu. When I select and apply an effect, I can quickly activate or deactivate that effect by clicking the FX button next to the effect controls.Step 3: Add Effects to TrackI want to add two track effects to this particular project: one for my interview subject and one for my music. For the first track, I want to change the pitch of my interview subject’s voice, making him unrecognizable to viewers to safeguard his identity. So for track one, I’ll add a Pitch Shifter effect and lower the pitch until I’m happy. For the music, I want to make a small and subtle change, so I’ve added a Stereo Expander to the track.Step 4: KeyframeI can make changes to each track effect in the effect properties section at the bottom of the Effects and Sends area of the mixer panel. To make further adjustments to my track effect, I’ll need to head down to the timeline panel and change the Show Keyframe options to display my track effect. Then I’ll select the Pen tool to add keyframes and animate my effects to my heart’s desire. I don’t need to add any changes to my interview track, but I will animate my Stereo Expander effect to expand immediately after my subject is done speaking. Every videographer will need to work with track effects at some point. Here’s what you need to know about working with these effects in Premiere Pro.Cover image via Shutterstock.You have a lot of flexibility when working with audio in Premiere Pro. In addition to adding effects to audio clips, you can also make adjustments on the track level. Track-level adjustments are handy when you want to apply an effect to multiple audio clips at the same time. Simply apply an audio track effect, and it will affect all of the clips on that track. Or use track effects on a submix to apply your effect to multiple tracks at the same time. Let’s take a look at a step-by-step method to add track effects in Premiere Pro.last_img read more

first_imgFactor this. Australia are whitewashed 3-0 by Sri Lanka in Colombo and lose their number one ranking in Test cricket.Over 15,000 kilometers away, in Port of Spain, India wake up to the news that they have shot up to the top spot in the ICC’s Test rankings but they would need to win their last Test against the West Indies which was scheduled to start next day.If India lost or drew, Pakistan, who had drawn a magical series against England, would shoot up to the top for the very first time in history.Rain, only rain, could have stopped India. After a resounding win (actually their biggest outside Asia), Virat Kohli’s men were thwarted by long spells of shower and Roston Chase in Jamaica as the hosts held on for a draw against all odds. West Indies weren’t as lucky at Gros Islet, where India’s pacers were far more disciplined and pulled off another comprehensive victory.The situation hasn’t improved as it continues to rain. Head coach @anilkumble1074 is at the ground for inspection. BCCI (@BCCI) August 11, 2016But as luck would have it, rain cut short the first day of India’s final Test in the Caribbean. India sent down only 22 overs but Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin had by then removed the dangerous Leon Johnson and Darren Bravo. But that would be the end of that. Rain forced the players inside and though it opened up only for an hour again early on Day 2, no play was possible.advertisementWhen you are waiting at the hotel & getting bored. Rains are annoying when a match is going on #TestOfPatience Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 21, 2016Reason? Soggy ground conditions. There was no rain for the last three days but no further than those 22 overs could be bowled. The ground was not covered sufficiently and despite bright sunshine, the field refused to dry up. Why were there no supersoppers? Nobody had an answer.It really was a sham at the end of the day. And what more, it cost India the number one rank in Test cricket. They needed to win 3-0 to keep Pakistan away but the lack of basic facilities robbed Kohli of a chance to retain the top spot and return home with 13 Test matches to play.India will of course get a chance to get back up again. A series victory over New Zealand would see them regain their slot at the top but an entire Test match was lost to poor planning and ridiculously bad ground arrangements. It was a shocker in more ways than one.Those in the know say facilities at most West Indies grounds are actually superb. Then what happened for those four days, where India were desperately waiting to get back on and play? The ICC came out to give Port of Spain a poor rating but that was hardly a surprise.Simultaneously, in Durban, South Africa’s opening Test against New Zealand was lost to similar circumstances. There is a need for the game’s world governing body to take stock of what really is up at various cricket centers around the world.Neither Port of Spain nor Durban is new to Test cricket. They are among the world’s most iconic grounds and to see two important matches being laid to waste was a pity.Now, that wasn’t the end of India’s misfortunes.Together with West Indies, India travelled to pleasant Miami, where the two were scheduled to lock horns in two T20 Internationals in Florida – this was the first time India were playing international cricket in the United States of America.The first of those two games was a cracker. West Indies, riding on Evin Lewis’ 49-ball 100 piled up a staggering 245 and sensationally, India came within one run of a victory, thanks to Lokesh Rahul’s 51-ball 110 not out.In the second match played on Sunday, India’s spinners exhibited a lesson in slow bowling and restricted West Indies to a modest 143 on the same surface. But a heavy shower after two overs of India’s chase meant the game had to be abandoned.But it wasn’t rain that robbed India of their 16th T20 International win this year in 21 matches. The game started a full 40 minutes behind schedule because the broadcasters had satellite problems. It was a technical delay which rendered thousands of fans, who had flown in from all corners, helpless. They had to come watch cricket along with their American friends, partners and colleagues but what they got instead was a spectacle.advertisementRain played spoilsport today but what a great initiative to bring cricket to a non-cricketing country. Kudos to @BCCI for making this happen Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 29, 2016It was either dumb bad luck or something more sinister that did not allow India to press for victories in two different formats and two different countries. Whatever the reasons, both Kohli and MS Dhoni were deprived. India was deprived.last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK — A year ago, no one could’ve pictured this. Yet here they were, Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros, soaking in champagne, merrily posing for a victory shot on the mound at Yankee Stadium.After all that losing, this was one October win to remember.Pitching on three days’ rest for the first time in his career, Keuchel baffled New York for six innings of three-hit ball. Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez homered, and the Astros beat the Yankees 3-0 Oct. 6 in the American League wild-card game.“Nobody really gave us anything at the start of the year. And I don’t think anybody gave us a shot at the end of the year,” said Keuchel, the AL’s only 20-game winner.The orange-clad Astros, who secured their spot in this winner-take-all game on the last day of the regular season, advanced to the Division Series against the defending AL champion Royals starting Thursday night in Kansas City.Aggressive from the start in their initial playoff appearance as an AL club — and first since being swept by the White Sox in the 2005 World Series — the Astros came out swinging against Masahiro Tanaka in front of a revved-up Bronx crowd.Rasmus sent Tanaka’s first pitch of the second inning soaring into deep right field. Gomez, who only had five plate appearances after missing nearly two weeks with a strained chest muscle in mid-September, connected on the first offering of the fourth.“That really settled me down, and that’s who we are,” Keuchel said. “We hit a lot of home runs, pitch well and play defense.”AL hits leader Jose Altuve had an RBI single off All-Star reliever Dellin Betances in the seventh.Reliever Tony Sipp walked one, and Will Harris and Luke Gregerson were each perfect for an inning to finish the three-hitter. The boos from the 50,113 stunned fans in the crowd grew with each out as Gregerson closed for a save.The Astros raced to an area between first and second after Brian McCann grounded out to end it and jumped up and down in a big scrum. As he was coming off the field, Keuchel pumped his fists toward a group of cheering Astros supporters in orange shirts — a few in big black beards — behind the visiting dugout.It was a celebration a few years in the making, a raucous 30-minute party in the visiting clubhouse that carried onto the field. The Astros had averaged 104 losses in their previous four seasons.“Now we get to go to Kansas City. It’s going to be some grind-it-out baseball,” Rasmus said. “We have to come in there the way we came in tonight. It’s going to be fun.”In a matchup of teams that surprised many by building big division leads and then wasting them, the upstart Astros, just two years removed from a 111-loss season, looked the more comfortable team in the October limelight.They clowned around during pregame introductions, and stayed loose the whole game.The Yankees lost six of seven to close the regular season. Then before working out Oct. 5, they learned CC Sabathia was checking into an alcohol rehab facility and would miss the postseason.Despite all the talk of a playoff reset for the struggling lineup, New York went bust against a new nemesis in its first postseason game of the post-Derek Jeter era.“Just didn’t get it done,” Manager Joe Girardi said.Fans taunted the 27-year-old Keuchel the moment he walked to the outfield for warmups. Then he toyed with the Yankees from the first batter, striking out Brett Gardner looking.“It’s hard not to get up for a game like this,” Keuchel said of pitching on short rest. “I’ve worked so hard the last four years in the big leagues, especially with rebuilding with our team. I knew if we had a shot, I was going to give everything I possibly could.”Gardner, McCann, Chris Young and Girardi had words with plate umpire Eric Cooper as Keuchel cruised through New York’s lineup for the third time this season.The AL Cy Young Award contender held the Yankees scoreless for 16 innings in two regular-season starts. On this much bigger stage, the lefty was just as confounding, dropping his slider and two-seam fastball seemingly wherever he wanted in striking out seven as nearly all his teammates and coaches stood along the dugout railing for every pitch.When he gave up two singles in the sixth — bringing the crowd to its feet with Alex Rodriguez stepping into the batter’s box — Manager A.J. Hinch took a walk to the mound to give Keuchel a breather. Keuchel responded by getting A-Rod to fly out lazily to center field for his final out.“”He was as good as it gets,” A-Rod said. “He was Greg Maddux from the left side.”Keuchel is the first pitcher with a scoreless postseason start on three days’ rest since Josh Beckett pitched a shutout for the Marlins at Yankee Stadium in the clinching Game 6 of the 2003 World Series, STATS said.Tanaka struggled with the long ball, giving up 25 homers in 24 starts this year. He only allowed two more hits in five innings but matched a season high with three walks.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgAt Electronica 2018, rugged connector and component manufacturer Bulgin will be showcasing a selection of its most advanced connector, switch and sensor products designed to deliver high performance in the harshest environments. Bulgin’s focus on optical fiber connectors, smart connectors and sensors reflect the increasing demand for optical fiber connections in outdoor and extreme environments and rugged sensors to support the Internet of Things megatrend.Visitors to the Bulgin stand will be able to see Bulgin’s extensive range, including its Buccaneer range of circular power and data connectors, industrial automation connectors, switches, battery holders and sensors. In addition, will be introduced Bulgin’s rugged optical fiber range, including the 4000 Series Fiber LC Simplex, one of the smallest harsh environment optical standard LC simplex connectors available on the market. Also on show is Bulgin’s environmentally sealed intelligent connector, containing a 7 x 5 mm PCB with an EEPROM device situated securely underneath the overmould of the miniature Bulgin 400 Series connector.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Swissbit: SD memory card in “Deep Well Imaging” projectNext Parasoft partners with Infosyslast_img read more

first_img\R Moscow, July 15 (AFP) Russian President Vladimir Putin knows the legacy of his World Cup will be judged partly by the fate of the stadiums after the tournament and he is determined they are put to good use. Russia has spent at least USD 4 billion (3.4 billion euros) on arena construction and refurbishments for the month-long showpiece. Stunning venues rose from the ground in developed cities far from Moscow such as Nizhny Novogrod on the Volga River and in small and isolated places like Saransk. Putin’s last TV phone-in show held a week before the tournament was unremarkable — until the moment he decided to underscore the importance of 12 stadium’s fate. Russia’s dominant leader for most of the past two decades suddenly turned serious and even emotional. The regional bosses he was lecturing via video link froze behind their respective desks. “I want to address colleagues from the regions,” Putin said. “No matter what, you cannot allow these venues to turn into some sort of markets like those in the mid-1990s.” The idea of Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium becoming the go-to destination for second-hand clothes might puzzle fans lucky enough to have tickets for today’s final between Croatia and France. The 80,000-seat arena will be the focus of global attention and packed to the rafters.But this will be Luzhniki on its good day. The venerable crucible of Soviet sport entered the era of Russia’s independence in the 1990s looking scruffy and bleeding cash. The country was mired in poverty and the only way to pay for Luzhniki’s upkeep was by parcelling off space to fly-by-night merchants who set up stalls across its vast grounds.advertisement It stood as the unsightly symbol of Russia’s problems until being torn down in 2011 and lavishly rebuilt as the focus of the World Cup. While Luzhniki’s future as the national stadium is probably safe, it is the subsistence model that places such as Saransk and Samara are forced to consider as they inherit grand stadiums that will be home to teams that draw a few thousand fans. – Putin’s promise – =================== The stadiums that start to resemble Luzhniki as it was in the 1990s will remind locals of the sums Putin splurged showing off how his Russia could stage the most complex event in the world. Ones that help develop football and the neighbourhoods around them will be remembered as historic turning points. A spin around the 11 host cities suggests that most of the 12 arenas are destined to struggle — at least at first. Only six have teams playing in the Premier League that fans are willing to pay money to watch. FC Mordovia Saransk have been promoted from third-tier status to the more respectable second division to help fill the stands. The Black Sea resort of Sochi did not even have a team until being assigned one last month that usually played before a couple of hundred determined supporters in Saint Petersburg. The move was orchestrated by one of Putin’s wealthy childhood friends. Average attendance in the lower FNL division where five World Cup stadium teams play was 2,029 last season. Premier League matches have been drawing 12,000-13,000 and all but two of the new and rebuilt arenas have at least 44,000 seats. “When we were designing our stadium, we were planning to include many options for making it commercially viable,” said Samara’s sports minister Dmitry Shlyakhtin. “Right now, we do not fully understand how this can be done.” – Missing millions – ==================== Regional authorities told the Kommersant business daily that running all the new and rebuilt facilities will cost up to $100 million a year. The federal government intends to allocate around USD 200 million to help teams and local officials cover the costs. But that money will be paid out over five years and also be used for youth football development and other expenses. Few provincial bosses think it will be enough — and not many analysts see a quick fix.Industry experts say the appeal of being inside new stadiums boosts tickets sales slightly and for only a matter of years. The US engineering firm AECOM is confident about the arena it designed for Spartak Moscow in which five World Cup matches were played. It is less certain how a place like Saransk intends to fill its 45,000-seater. “It is very difficult to see how such stadium capacities can be economically sustainable without major changes in the supporter demographic,” AECOM said in a research note. – Seeking solutions – ===================== Putin’s unusual ban on flea markets shot down the idea reportedly being considered by Saransk governor Vladimir Volkov.advertisement The Kremlin has said nothing about Nizhny Novgorod’s proposal to convert a part of its venue into a medical clinic. Kaliningrad intends to create a free-trade zone around its arena while Yekaterinburg is taking down the soaring temporary extensions that jutted out of the stadium and accounted for 12,000 seats. Yekaterinburg represents Russia’s attempt to fix past World Cup excesses in places such as Brazil and South Korea that left disused arena scattered in their wake. AECOM thinks the investment’s wisdom will ultimately be determined not by football but by how Russia’s economy and broader “geopolitical circumstances” fair. (AFP) AHAHlast_img read more