first_imgThe Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Festival came to an exciting end on Wednesday at Sabina Park with Hastings Primary School of Trelawny copping their first champion trophy after being in the runners-up position several times.     They defeated defending champions New Works Primary of Westmoreland.  Scores: Hastings 156 for 3; New Works 119 all out. Two hundred and twenty four schools – 16 per parish – started the competition in January with intra-parish matches.  The parish winners then played their neighbouring parishes after which the top seven and the best losers were invited to display their cricket at the festival.   The awards function was held immediately following the festival. New entrants Brandon Hill Primary of Clarendon took home the most improved school trophy for reaching the semi-finals.  They also bagged the most disciplined school trophy. Individual prizes went to male and female cricketers per category. Best bowlers:  Michael Murray of Hastings and Marsha Dixon of Santa Cruz. Best fielders:  Jermaine Edwards of Hastings and Shanique Wallace of Santa Cruz. Best batters:  Javid Simpson of New Works and Katie Wilmot of New Works The Kiddy Cricketers will display their skills during an international cricket match in Jamaica later this year while the top 50 players will be invited to a camp in the summer after which the best three will receive a $50,000 bursary. This year marks the 15th year of Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket. Coach of the winning team, Leon Reid, endorsed Kiddy Cricket while saying that the children were excited to play the game and it had a positive impact on them.    Co-ordinator Philip Service praised the competition and noted that two current national players came through Kiddy Cricket.  They are Jermaine Blackwood and Brandon King.last_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation (OSCF) is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students for the 2020-2021 academic year.The scholarship program encourages undergraduate and graduate students at Ohio colleges and universities to pursue degrees in one of the many academic fields that support the future of the soybean industry including agriculture, business, communication, economics, education, engineering, science and technology.“The OSCF scholarship program helps eliminate some of the financial burden for students who are committed to strengthening Ohio’s soybean industry,” said Bill Bateson, an Ohio soybean farmer from Hancock County who serves on the OSCF selection committee. “Our scholarships help students studying careers across the value chain, from agronomists to food scientists to ag educators.”The OSCF scholarship program has awarded over $340,000 in scholarships since 2008. 2020-2021 undergraduate scholarshipsSeven undergraduate scholarships of up to $3,000 each will be awarded. Also available to one undergraduate student is a $3,000 Robinson W. Joslin Scholarship, which was established in memory of Rob Joslin, a soybean farmer and long-time leader in the soybean industry, to recognize a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership potential.Lastly, one undergraduate student is eligible for a $5,000 Bhima Vijayendran Scholarship, named to honor Dr. Vijayendran’s contributions to the soybean industry through his scientific research and commercialization activities at Battelle. This scholarship was founded to support those pursuing a degree related to science, technology or soybean research.Eligible majors include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, molecular biology, chemistry, engineering, biotechnology, bioenergy, biofuels, food science, crop science, environmental science, agricultural communications, agricultural business, agricultural education or any of the agricultural disciplines or related fields. 2020-2021 graduate scholarshipsThree scholarships of up to $5,000 each are available to graduate students who are enrolled as a full-time student at an Ohio college or university and have proof of legal residency in the United States.Applicants must be conducting research in bioproducts, biobased materials, biotechnology, bioengineering, biopolymers or a related field, and focused on advancing the soybean industry.The deadline for undergraduate and graduate applications is Jan. 10, 2020.All OSCF scholarships will be competitively awarded with funds paid directly to the educational institution. Scholarships are not renewable, although recipients may reapply. For more information and to apply, visit the Ohio Soybean Council Foundation at www.soyohio.org/scholarship.last_img read more


first_imgSpeed ramping is a mind-blowing technique that can really enhance the viewing experience. What is it and how should you use it?Speed ramping is a powerful tool for videographers and filmmakers, a distinctive technique that can really add drama and intensity to a scene —you just have to now how and when to use it. Let’s take a look at speed ramping, where it is used effectively, and how to produce the effect in the NLE software of your choice.So What Exactly Is Speed Ramping?Speed ramping is the process of ramping your footage speed up or down in order to gain a desired effect for the visual situation. You don’t just want to speed ramp everything; you want to be focused and targeted with your choice for speed ramping. Here are a few samples of speed ramping in major Hollywood films.King Leonidas Lays Waste in 300In this epic scene from 300, we watch as King Leonidas dispatches the enemy. The motions cuts from slow to normal to fast. The sequence was one of the first of its kind and was used to allow the audience to really get a sense for the brutal fighting tactics.Above video courtesy of MovieclipsSherlock and Moriarty’s Mental Fight ClubWith this scene from Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, we watch Sherlock and Moriarty mentally run through a possible fight. The speed ramping works elegantly here because the slowdowns and speedups happen in conjunction with their thought patterns.Above video courtesy of SherlockHolmesFan314Speedup/Slowdown RocknRollaWe’re going to go with Guy Ritchie again, who loves to incorporate speed ramping. What’s interesting about the opening of RocknRolla is that while there are traditional elements of speed ramping, the majority of the ramping is happening during the animated title sequence.Above video courtesy of BennMackayInceptionIn this definitive shot from Inception, Christopher Nolan used speed ramping to effectively correlate the characters in the van with the characters in the next-level zero-gravity dream. This is a great example of using the technique to advance the narrative.Above video courtesy of MrInceptionFanaticHow Do You Execute Speed Ramping?Speed ramping is actually a fairly easy technique to grasp. It is literally just the process of slowing down or speeding up your footage. While it is indeed easy, there are some steps you need to take in order to get a smooth ramp. As you can see in the  compiled videos below, you can execute this technique in the software of your choice.Premiere ProAbove video courtesy of Brandon FordAfter EffectsAbove video courtesy of Surfaced StudioFinal Cut Pro XAbove video courtesy of Larry JordanAvid Media ComposerAbove video courtesy of GetGoing TutorialsWhat are your thoughts on speed ramping? Do you use this technique at all? Any tips or tricks you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more


first_imgAn 18-year-old boy was mauled to death by a leopard in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday. Paroshotam Kumar was killed by the wild animal while returning to his residence in Ramkote area late on Monday, a police officer said. He said the mutilated body was recovered from the bushes and handed over to his family. The incident has caused panic among residents who took to the streets on Tuesday morning along with the victim’s body. Senior police and civil officers rushed to the area and persuaded the protesters to disperse, assuring necessary measures, the officer said.last_img read more


first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Brooklyn (20-21) didn’t win its 20th game last season until Feb. 26, also against Chicago. The Bulls (10-30) lost their fourth straight overall and fifth in a row to the Nets.The Nets, who finished 28-54 last season and in 12th place in the East, are in the running for their first playoff berth since 2014-15.“We’ve been playing at a good level,” Russell said. “Just taking care of what we’re supposed to take care of. Giving ourselves a chance when the numbers aren’t in our favor. Our confidence is high.”The Nets made 16 3-pointers. Russell was 6 for 14 from beyond the arc.“They made shots,” Bulls coach Jim Boylen said. “They got to where they wanted to get to. And they made shots. We can’t give up 117 at home.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Zach LaVine had 27 points for Chicago and Bobby Portis scored 17 in 20 minutes off the bench after missing seven games with a sprained right ankle. Kris Dunn added 16 points, but the Nets pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Bulls 29-18.“They hit a lot of 3s, but we played good and we battle them,” LaVine said. “But overall as a team, we’ve just got to be tougher.”Both teams started slowly with the Bulls hitting just one of their first eight shots and the Nets connecting on just three of 10. But with Carroll kicking in nine points, Brooklyn moved ahead 28-21 after the first quarter.The Nets opened a 12-point lead when Russell hit a 3-pointer 58 seconds into the second quarter.Led by energized play from LaVine and Porter, the Bulls roared back to briefly take a one-point lead before the half, then settle for a 55-all tie at halftime.LaVine had 16 points and Portis had nine in the second quarter. LaVine made five straight baskets — four on driving layups, plus a 3-pointer — in a 3 ½-minute stretch to put the Bulls back in the game.Russell had 10 points and Allen had nine at the half, then both kicked into a higher offensive gear to start the third as the Nets pulled out to a another 12-point lead midway through the quarter. Russell hit three straight 3-pointers in 2:31 stretch.The Nets settled for an 88-82 lead entering the fourth quarter, then used a 16-5 run to seal the victory as Russell kept rolling.TIP-INSNets: The Nets recorded their 10th road win, something they didn’t do last season until March 28. . Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (right adductor strain) missed his third straight game. Swingman Allen Crabbe (sore right knee) sat out his 11th. … Before the game, coach Kenny Atkinson attributed Russell’s recent offensive success to “really finding that nice niche between scoring and finding open guys” and “really stepping it up in terms of his pace, his energy, a lot of juice out there.” TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LATEST STORIES Bulls: LaVine got hit in the groin late in the third period and went to bench, but returned. After the game, he said he was fine. . Boylen said before the game that Portis would be limited to 20 minutes. After the contest, Boylen said that restriction could be lengthened or eliminated based on how Portis feels after practices of the next two days. … G Wayne Selden Jr., acquired by the Bulls in a trade Thursday that sent guard Justin Holiday to Memphis, joined the team and scored one point in a little over three minutes. … The Bulls started their youthful core again, with forwards Chandler Hutchison and Lauri Markkanen, guards LaVine and Dunn and center Wendell Carter, Jr. All were first-round picks. Dunn, who’s 24, is the oldest in the group. Carter is the youngest at 19.UP NEXTNets: At Boston on Monday night in the finale of the three-game road trip.Bulls: At Portland on Wednesday in the opener of a five-game trip.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wolves rout Lakers before firing Tom Thibodeau Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Jarrett Allen added 19 and six rebounds as the Nets improved to 12-3 in their last 15 games, matching their best 15-game stretch since moving to Brooklyn in 2012.Russell topped 20 points for the fourth straight game and is averaging 26.5 points in the span.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“D’Angelo is just taking it to a whole other level,” Carroll said. “He’s getting everybody involved, he’s scoring the ball when he needs to.“He’s got a complete game right now and I think that’s what we need from him in order to go far and go deep.” Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen, left, and Brooklyn Nets forward Treveon Graham (21) go after a lose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo)CHICAGO — D’Angelo Russell is on a roll, and so are the Brooklyn Nets.Russell scored 28 points, DeMarre Carroll had 20 points off the bench and the Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 117-100 on Sunday for their third straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View commentslast_img read more


first_imgFormer Australia cricketer Matthew Hayden has now joined Virender Sehwag in the babysitting advertisement for the upcoming T20I and ODI series between India and Australia. The two-T20Is and five ODIs series will begin on February 24 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru but ahead of the on-field battles, the promotions have all been over the infamous babysitting episode between Rishabh Pant and Tim Paine.Virender Sehwag began the babysitting commercial, where he can be seen with a bunch of kids wearing Australian jerseys, saying: “Jab hum Australia gaye the, toh unhone poocha tha babysitting karoge? Humne kahaa sabke sab aajaao. Zaroor karenge [When we had gone to Australia, they asked us, will you babysit? We said all of you come, we will surely do].”Hayden has responded to the ad and Sehwag on social media by saying, “Never take Aussie’s for a joke Viru Boy.”Now Hayden has joined Sehwag in a new commercial for the series. Sehwag begins the new commercial by bringing bottles of milk for the kids adorning Australian jerseys.He goes to one kid and says, “Beta aap bhi doodh pee lo, warna Kohli aa jayega [Son, you also have milk, otherwise Kohli will come]” and the kid has an expression of disdain.As Sehwag turnaround, a ball hits the bottles in hand and they all fall in the tray. Hayden then enters the ad beaming and says, “Viru Paaji, Australians ko bachcha mat samajhna!”I do not want to say ‘I told you so’ but guess what, I TOLD YOU SO, @virendersehwag!The Aussies are up for the #babysitting challenge from Feb 24 on Star Sports. #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/46knNAenlBadvertisementMatthew Hayden AM (@HaydosTweets) February 16, 2019All the kids then begin smiling wide and clap along.This babysitting anecdote began during the third day of the Boxing Day Test, when Australian captain and wicketkeeper Paine asked Pant, who was batting then: “Do you babysit? I can take my wife to the movies while you watch the kids.”When Pant got the chance in the following innings, he referred to Paine as the “temporary captain” and mocked him from behind the stumps.During Indian team’s New Year meet with Australian Prime Minister, Pant was pictured with Paine’s wife Bonnie and his kids and the photograph posted by Bonnie went viral.The joke went so viral that during the Sydney Test in January, the Bharat Army even dedicated a song to Babysitter Pant.Pant even reacted to the advertisement on Twitter as he wrote, “Viru paaji showing me how to be better at cricket and babysitting an inspiration always!”The first T20I between India and Australia will be held on February 24 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The second will take place on February 27 at the Y.S. Rajashekhar Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.The ODI series will begin on March 2 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. Nagpur will host the second ODI on March 5 at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium.Ranchi’s JSCA International Stadium Complex will see the third ODI on March 8, followed by Mohali (March 10) and Delhi (March 13).Also Read | Will try to be more expressive with the ball vs Australia: Vijay ShankarAlso Read | Never thought I will get an opportunity to play for India so soon: Mayank MarkandeAlso Read | Want to give Rishabh Pant a few ODIs before taking final call on World Cup: MSK PrasadAlso Read | Virat Kohli returns to lead India in T20Is and ODIs vs Australialast_img read more


first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say PSG to discuss Everton asking price for Idrissa Gueyeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG are ready to discuss the asking price of Everton for Idrissa Gueye.Everton had believed they’d successfully fought off the attentions of PSG last week for the midfielder.However, Telefoot says PSG chief Antero Henrique is now prepared to get closer to Everton’s €45m valuation.Henrique is confident he will strike personal terms with Gueye as early as today.And it’s suggested PSG will then move to thrash out a fee with Everton for the player’s transfer. last_img read more


first_imgRoy Williams on his knee during a game.roy williams vertigo attackNorth Carolina’s Roy Williams appears to be okay, but for a moment there, we were all a little worried about the Tar Heels head coach, yet again. Williams, who suffers from vertigo, collapsed on the sideline during a game against Boston College last month. It nearly happened again tonight during the ACC Tournament title game against UVA, but Williams appeared to steady himself by taking a knee. Here’s video:Roy maybe with a vertigo attack but he waved off medical staff per ESPN pic.twitter.com/EzWnyCV5a3— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) March 13, 2016Williams’ Tar Heels are holding onto a slim lead in the game’s final minute. A win would surely lift his spirits.last_img read more


first_imgNew Delhi: Alibaba-backed company BigBasket is pumping in $100 million (about Rs 698 crore) to strengthen its supply chain by setting up vending machines and smaller distribution centres across various cities it operates in. The online grocery platform — which is registered as Supermarket Grocery Supplies — had recently raised $150 million in funding, led by Mirae Asset-Naver Asia Growth Fund, CDC Group and Alibaba Group. Founded in 2011, BigBasket operates in 25 Indian cities. It plans to utilise the proceeds of this fundraising – which has placed the Bengaluru-based company in the unicorn club (companies with valuation of $1 billion and above) – to further penetrate into existing markets with more investments in the first mile, scaling-up of its supply chain and for developing new reseller channels. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra”We want to enable two-hour delivery in top 10 cities that we operate in by July this year. For that, we have been investing in strengthening our distribution centres. We have 18 large and 80 smaller distribution centres together with our resellers and this will be ramped to 20 large and 100 smaller ones by June this year,” BigBasket co-founder Vipul Parekh said. This move will help BigBasket reduce delivery time and ensure quality of dairy and fresh produce, he added. The company expects its capital expenditure towards these initiatives to be about $100 million this year.last_img read more


On Saturday, as thousands of protesters, dissatisfied with the results of the presidential election, were marching from Union Square to Trump Tower, just a few miles north, the two grandmasters sat down in the spaceship to play again. Game 2, with Karjakin handling the white pieces, began with the all-too-familiar Ruy Lopez opening, a staple of chess for 500 years. The rest of the game was an equally uncreative and plodding affair. One prominent grandmaster on Twitter called certain passages “flaccid.” After just under three hours, and not much else to speak of, they arrived at a second draw. (The computer chess engine Stockfish was in full agreement, seeing both games as nothing but deadlocked.) The actor and chess fan Woody Harrelson was on hand for Game 1. The star of “True Detective” brought to my mind that show’s oft-quoted line, bastardized from Nietzsche: “Time is a flat circle.” In chess, and at this championship, what’s old is new again, and moves and characters are strangely familiar. Donald Trump made the ceremonial first move at a qualifying event for that 1995 New York championship, at Trump Tower. And Rudy Giuliani, then the mayor and now rumored to be high on the list to be Trump’s attorney general, made the ceremonial first move in those finals. (Giuliani was late — and made the wrong move.)Carlsen remains the heavy favorite, although his chances according to my Elo-based simulations have dipped from 88 percent at the start to 84 percent now, as Karjakin has held serve.1I simulated 10,000 iterations of the remainder of the match using the players’ current Elo ratings and assumed that they draw half their games, as grandmasters historically tend to do. The players seemed to sense that the large crowds were getting a bit restless. “I ask you for your understanding that this is a long match,” Carlsen said at Saturday’s postgame press conference. “Not every game will be a firework.”Game 3 begins Monday afternoon. I’ll be covering the rest of the match here and on Twitter. The last time the World Chess Championship was held in New York City, titleholder Garry Kasparov met challenger Viswanathan Anand on the 107th floor of the south tower of the World Trade Center. They played their first game on Sept. 11, 1995.That tower is now gone, a new one stands nearby, and the grandest board in chess is again set in lower Manhattan. This year, the venue is the new Fulton Market Building in the South Street Seaport, an area of the city that was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. It was rebuilt and has been thriving in recent years.The players are different, too. Magnus Carlsen of Norway, ranked No. 1 in the world, is defending his title against Russian challenger Sergey Karjakin, ranked No. 9. The first weekend of their best-of-12 match is in the books, and after two games — and two draws — the score is level at 1-1.This year’s chess venue is sparse and sleek, heavy on concrete and hypermodern black-and-white branding. Large flat-screen televisions dot the open floor, providing live views of the tense and slowly unfolding games. The sellout crowd mills around, stealing meaningful-looking glances at the game on TV, listening to live commentary on headphones, eating sandwiches and playing their own games of speed chess in the cafe’s Eames-style dining chairs.The two grandmasters play alone in a separate room, accompanied only by two stoic match arbiters. On the inside, the room resembles the bridge of a sci-fi spaceship. To the spectators on the outside, though, it evokes a reptile house in a zoo. You enter the dark, hot and humid viewing gallery through thick black curtains. You’re hushed as you enter and reminded to silence your phone. The lights inside are dimmed, and an eerie purple light glows from behind the thick glass of the one-way mirror. You can see Carlsen and Karjakin, leaning in close to each other over the board in deep thought. They can’t see you.In Game 1, Carlsen, playing with the white pieces, chose an unusual opening called the Trompowsky Attack. The joke around the Fulton Market Building on Friday was that he played it as a homophonic nod to the new president-elect. There was truth to the joke. Asked after the game whether his choice had anything to do with Donald Trump, Carlsen replied: “A little bit.”“I’m a big fan of Donald Trump,” Carlsen told Norway’s TV2 in March (in Norwegian). “Trump is incredibly good at finding opponents’ weaknesses. He speaks only about that the other candidates are stupid or smelly. There should be more of this in chess, too.” Carlsen then offered a Trumpism of his own: “Karjakin is incredibly boring!” Karjakin, for his political part, is an avowed supporter of Vladimir Putin.By the end of that first game, each side had pushed its wooden army as far as it’d go — two phalanxes scrumming at the center of the board. No further blood was drawn, however, and the players agreed to a draw after the 42nd move and just under four hours of play. (Draws are quite common in championship chess.) read more