Sharapova determined to prove point on Slam return

first_imgSearch on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu “When it comes to tennis, good or bad — there’s really only one thing that I know for certain — I’ve missed it,” Sharapova wrote on the Players’ Tribune website.“Though these last two years have been tougher -— so much tougher -— than I ever could have anticipated… my passion for the game has never wavered. If anything, it has only grown stronger.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Sharapova was issued a two-year suspension after testing positive for the banned heart and blood boosting drug meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open, but the Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced the ban on appeal.She said that she had taken it for several years and did not know it had been placed on the banned list at the start of 2016. Sharapova made her return in April at Stuttgart, reaching the semi-finals as a wildcard, but such invitations sparked criticism from some WTA rivals, saying she should have to work her way back without such benefits, some suggesting a life ban.“I’m aware of what many of my peers have said about me and how critical of me some of them have been,” she wrote.“If you’re a human being with a normal, beating heart… I don’t think that sort of thing will ever fully be possible to ignore.”Sharapova was refused a wildcard by French Open organizers and missed Wimbledon with a thigh injury, so the US Open will be her first Grand Slam event since last year’s Australian Open.Shaking off criticism after the French Open snub, Sharapova tweeted, “If this is what it takes to rise up again, then I am in it all the way, everyday. No words, games or actions will ever stop me from reaching my own dreams. And I have many.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments What’s in store for your animal sign this year Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: ‘Stand-in’ Ferrera nails hammer throw bronze Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIEScenter_img FILE – In this Aug. 27, 2014, file photo, Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns a shot to Alexandra Dulgheru, of Romania, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Sharapova has been granted a wild-card invitation for the U.S. Open’s main draw. Sharapova is among eight women who were given entry into the 128-player field by the U.S. Tennis Association on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, and by far the most noteworthy. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)Former world number one Maria Sharapova makes her first Grand Slam appearance next week since serving a 15-month doping suspension, bringing renewed passion and resolve to the US Open.The 30-year-old Russian was given a wildcard into the tournament by the US Tennis Association (USTA), a move critics complained about earlier in the season but another key step in the road back for the five-time Grand Slam winner.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Sharapova has missed three of the past four US Opens, her last visit ending in the 2014 fourth round.The USTA defended its wildcard offer, saying, “Her suspension under the terms of the tennis anti-doping program was completed and therefore was not one of the factors weighed in our wildcard selection process.”“Consistent with past practice, a wildcard was provided to a past US champion who needed the wildcard for entry into the main draw.”Former world number one Sharapova won the 2006 US Open as well as Wimbledon in 2004, the 2008 Australian Open and the 2012 and 2014 French Opens.“I’m sure this is a great moment for her to have an opportunity to be back to a place where she has done so well,” seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams said.Sharapova plays catch-upSharapova was bolstered by fans with “Welcome back Maria” signs in Germany and cheering support last month in Stanford, her first US match in more than two years.“I feel like I just want to hug everyone and say thank you,” Sharapova said.Sharapova defeated American Jennifer Brady 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 in her Stanford opener but suffered a left forearm injury and has not played competitively since.“I feel like I’m playing catch-up against everyone who has had a head start,” she said of being hurt during US Open tuneup events.last_img read more

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Balderston’s rink takes win at Grande Prairie Cashspiel

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – It was an exciting weekend of curling action in Grande Prairie for the first bonspiel of the Peace Curling Tour Championship season.Fourteen teams competed for the top prize in both the Competitive and Challenge divisions. Representing Fort St. John, Doug Kimmie made it to the quarterfinals, where he was knocked out by Brett Vavrek’s squad.In the end, Grande Prairie emerged victorious in the Competitive division, as Kurt Balderston’s rink beat the rink of Tyler Pfeiffer from Edmonton 9-1 in the final. On the Challenge division side, it was a much closer match between two Grande Prairie teams. Delia DeJong’s team took the win over Serge Martin’s team in a close 5-2 game. Six teams were also in competition in the Junior division on Sunday afternoon.- Advertisement -Curlers on the Peace Curling Tour will be making a stop in the Energetic City this weekend, as the Fort St. John Cashspiel kicks off this Friday afternoon at 3:00 at the Fort St. John Curling Club. The bonspiel will see teams on the ice until the finals on Sunday afternoon.last_img read more

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4 killed in separate murders

first_imgThe holidays, which is a joyous occasion and a time for celebrations, turned into a time of mourning this year for at least four families following four separate murders.Murdered: Israel Mc KenzieOn Thursday, a 32-year-old labourer was killed by two armed men who attempted to rob him while he was making his way home in La Penitence, Georgetown.Dead is Israel Mc Kenzie of Lot 74 Middle Road, La Penitence.Reports are that the man was murdered at about 03:30h along Second Street and Middle Road, La Penitence.According to the police, the now dead man was seen walking in a “staggering” manner when two males attacked him. The suspects fled the scene after repeatedly stabbing Mc Kenzie about the body.His body bore injuries to his left ear, lacerations to the neck and left arm along with two stab wounds to his chest. He was pronounced dead on arrival after being rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).Murdered: Steven LewisThe dead man’s father, William Mc Kenzie, told Guyana Times that his son attended a party in Albouystown and was returning home when the incident took place.“The two of them like they tried to rob him of a gold chain on his neck but it was not even real gold, and like they had a fight and they killed my son…he used to take care of me after I had a surgery recently and he would do everything for me but now they killed him. I want justice, I want the police to find his killers, I need justice,” the 65-year-old father said in tears.Almost 24-hours before Mc Kenzie’s murder in Georgetown, a 30-year-old driver in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) was killed while his wife and their friend were left injured after a fight broke out at a club where they were patrons.Murdered: Carlos “Tony” WilliamsDead is Carlos “Tony” Williams of Lot 267 Rose Hall Reef, Corentyne, Berbice.Reports are that at about 03:20h on December 25, Williams, his wife, Charlene Harry, and some of their friends visited a club where they were imbibing. Williams left and went outside of the building for about 10 minutes before his wife went in search of him. According to the woman, she noticed that he was involved in a scuffle with another man on the northern parapet and she tried to make peace.However, the suspect, known as “Babba” of Fyrish Village, Corentyne, Berbice, stabbed her left thigh.The couple’s friend, 28-year-old businessman Paul Grant, then tried to intervene but the perpetrator reportedly used an object and hit him to the left side of his jaw.Moments later, the suspect allegedly used a sharp object and stabbed Williams to his stomach before making good his escape.The trio was taken to the Port Mourant Hospital but Williams succumbed while receiving medical attention.Investigations into the matter are currently ongoing as the police continue their hunt for the suspect.Meanwhile, five hours prior to that killing, a vendor of Corentyne, Berbice, was killed after being involved in a fight that stemmed over gambling.Steven “Shabba” Lewis of Lot 29 Portuguese Quarters, Corentyne, Berbice, was killed at about 22:20h on Christmas Eve (December 24) at Rose Hall Town Public Road, allegedly by a cane harvester after the duo had a physical confrontation.Reports are that Lewis was participating in a game of chance (Chic Chic) and gambling there when he and the suspect had a row, which turned physical within minutes.Lewis reportedly received several injuries to his head and mouth during the fight and subsequently died as a result of the beating. The suspect is currently in Police custody pending investigations.Additionally, on the same day, at about 22:00h in the Port Kaituma village, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini), a teenage gold miner lost his life after he was beaten and stabbed to death.The dead youth was identified as 19-year-old Neville Moonsammy, who had been residing at Four Miles, Port Kaituma, prior to his demise.Moonsammy had been in the company of his father and a mutual friend when he was killed and the other men attacked by an unknown number of men.Reports are that the trio was imbibing at a shop located in the Four Miles area and at about 20:00h, the youth’s father became intoxicated and they all decided to go home.According to the dead man’s father, they were talking to two females along the Four Miles Access Road when his son, who had been standing a short distance away from them, ran towards him holding his bleeding left hand.Within minutes, a number of men reportedly attacked him (his son) and stabbed him to his face, while another wounded Moonsammy’s friend along his forehead and nose.The suspects made good their escape and the injured trio ventured to the Port Kaituma Community Hospital but by the time they arrived, the teenager was already dead.According to the police, they have a person of interest in custody, who is said to be assisting with investigations. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

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Videos: Forgotten Chelsea star scores goal to send a reminder to Mourinho

first_imgMohamed Salah showed he still has something to offer at Chelsea as he scored for Egypt in their Africa Cup of Nations qualification clash with Tunisia.The Pharaohs eventually lost 2-1 to their opponents as they failed to reach the tournament but Salah’s opener had a touch of class about it as he flicked home a lobbed pass with ease, which you can see above.The 22-year-old, who made his name at Basel has struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge, only playing twice in the Premier League this season.But with Andre Schurrle looking likely to leave the club, Mourinho could now turn to the pacy starlet who has hit 20 goals in 35 appearances for his international team.Elsewhere, Celtic midfielder Mubarak Wakaso scored a sensational long-range effort as Ghana defeated Togo 3-1 to qualify for the tournament, which will take place in Equatorial Guinea next year.Meanwhile, among the other games, Hull City striker Sone Aluko and Bournemouth frontman Tokelo Rantie both bagged braces as Nigeria and South Africa played out a 2-2 draw in Uyo.last_img read more

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MAN BROUGHT HAMMER TO BAR AND BEAT VICTIM AROUND HEAD

first_imgA Ballybofey man viciously attacked a man with a claw hammer in a bar and then threw the weapon in the River Finn.Robert ‘Rab’ Connell walked casually into Junction 15 on May 16th last and proceeded to batter Damian Woods around the head in front of his hysterical girlfriend.Connell, 46, hit his victim five times in the head in front of a number of other patrons. He was then wrestled off the victim and he ran out a side door of the bar and threw the attack weapon in the nearby River Finn.He then rushed home and put his blood-soaked clothing in his washing machine to clean them.Letterkenny Circuit Court heard how he thought Mr Woods was one of a number of men who had previously attacked him and beat him up at Drumboe Woods.Mr Woods was rushed to hospital and had to receive 28 stiches for various wounds to his head and also suffered a fractured skull.Connell, of 2 Sessiagh View, said he had never planned to attack Woods but had been on his way to get a Chinese meal.He had been drinking and smoking herbal cannabis and just happened to look inside Junction 15 bar and saw Woods in there.Connell said he had been thinking of “yer man’ and decided to take a hammer to town with him up his sleeve.Judge John O’Hagan said this was a savage attack and noted that 90% of offences in Donegal are Section 3 Non Fatal assaults.“Mr Connell wants me to believe that he went to town and just happened to have a hammer and just happened to meet Mr Woods.“He didn’t like the area and needed a hammer for his protection. That’s a tall one to accept“People fore themselves up on drink and drugs and think they are the rulers of the world and think they can do what they want but, I’m sorry, they can’t,” he saidJudge O’Hagan told O’Hagan he would be facing three years in jail if he had not pleaded guilty.He remanded him in custody until Friday to make a decision on his sentence.* Donegaldaily.com – keeping you in touch with all that’s happening in the courts.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.MAN BROUGHT HAMMER TO BAR AND BEAT VICTIM AROUND HEAD was last modified: November 9th, 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:attackBallybofeyHAMMERJUNCTION 15ROBERT CONNELLlast_img read more

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‘Coal Shed’ on the market with offers over €200,000

first_imgA landmark building known as the ‘Coal Shed” on the pier at Dunfanaghy has gone on the market with a guide price of offers in excess of €200,000.The property, which is understood to be owned locally, has been listed for sale by Franklin’s Estate Agents. They say this is a unique opportunity with superb waterfront location on the pier.It is expected that the sale will attract significant interest as in recent years Dunfanaghy has been in the spotlight as a popular year-round destination for tourists making their way along the Wild Atlantic Way.The village also attracts a large number of people from Northern Ireland who frequently visit the area on weekend and holiday periods.The vendor details that the owner is seeking offers of “over €200,000”and the closing date for offers is 12noon on Friday, 31st May unless the building is previously sold.They added: “An extremely rare opportunity to acquire this attractivestone building of c.1150 sq ft with a potential to develop for residential or commercial use (or both). “The sale is not subject to any planning permission so prospective buyers should satisfy themselves regarding the conversion with Donegal County Council Planning Department.“Waterfront properties come to the market very rarely, therefore, your early viewing/expression of interest is strongly recommended.”The freehold property is approximately 182 square metres in size and a green area next to the property is deemed a heritage site and cannot be built upon.‘Coal Shed’ on the market with offers over €200,000 was last modified: March 15th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Coal ShedDunfanaghyfor salelast_img read more

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Irish Law Society commends Pearse Doherty for ‘exposing’ insurance companies

first_imgThe Law Society of Ireland has commanded Pearse Doherty for his ‘exposure’ of insurance companies on the island. Pearse Doherty called out insurance firms for not reporting suspected bogus claims to gardai – despite one firm believing 20% are fraudulent.The Donegal TD was speaking at an Oireachtas committee meeting alongside CEO of AXA Phillip Bradley, Allianz chief Sean McGrath, and FBD Ireland’s Jackie McMahon and Fiona Muldoon. Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson @PearseDoherty has called out the insurance industry for magnifying the scale of the issue of fraudulent claims in order to justify their high premiums and increases. pic.twitter.com/jaR5kH2dFr— Sinn Féin (@sinnfeinireland) July 5, 2019Responding to Pearse Doherty TD’s detailed questioning of the insurance sector in recent days, Law Society of Ireland Director General Ken Murphy said: “Deputy Doherty is to be commended for devastatingly exposing the soaring super-profits insurance companies are enjoying.”“The Law Society echoes Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan’s praise for Deputy Doherty’s cross-examination of insurers, and his call for the industry to do more to reduce costs.Mr Murphy continued: “Pearse Doherty’s questions laid bare the insurers’ distraction technique of blaming false and exaggerated claims, rather than their own profiteering, for the excessive premiums that threaten the survival of so many Irish businesses.” “It is now clear that insurers are making enormous profits while Irish businesses struggle to pay exorbitant premiums,” Murphy added.“We are glad to see political recognition that it is insurance companies, themselves, not the victims of accidents, the judiciary or the legal profession, who must answer for the incredibly burdensome premiums they are choosing to charge their customers.”“It is also clear that a primary source of false and misleading claims in this public debate is the insurance industry itself.“In the light of what Deputy Doherty’s fearless and forensic questioning has exposed about false and exaggerated claims, should the insurers not report themselves to the Gardaí?”Irish Law Society commends Pearse Doherty for ‘exposing’ insurance companies was last modified: July 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

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Time to stock up on nozzles now, but which one to buy? A new OSU Extension publication can help

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This is the time of the year you must complete shopping for nozzles because the spraying season is just around the corner. Although nozzles are some of the least expensive components of a sprayer, they hold a high value in their ability to influence sprayer performance. Nozzles meter the amount of liquid sprayed per unit area, controlling application rate, as well as variability of spray over the width of the sprayer boom. Nozzles also influence droplet size, affecting both target coverage and spray drift risk. Nozzles come in a wide variety of types and sizes. The best nozzle for a given application will maximize efficacy, minimize spray drift, and allow compliance with label requirements such as application rate (gallons per acre) and spray droplet size.Selecting the best nozzle requires careful consideration of many important factors including: sprayer operation parameters (such as application rate, spray pressure, travel speed); type of chemical sprayed (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides); mode of action of chemicals (systemic, contact); application type (broadcast, band, directed, air assisted); target crop (field crops, vegetables, vineyard, shrubs and trees, etc.); and spray drift risk. A new Ohio State University Extension Publication, titled “Selecting the Best Nozzle for the Job” gives step-by-step guidelines for selecting the most appropriate spray nozzle for a given application situation. The publication is available online at following website: ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-528Which nozzle type is best your situation?There is a large assortment of nozzles to choose from. Each nozzle type is designed for a specific type of target and application. For example, a nozzle designed for broadcast spraying is not good for spraying pesticides over a narrow band. While one nozzle may be best for a given situation, it may be worst choice for another.At Ohio State University, we have conducted field experiments to determine which nozzles to choose for two different application situations: soybean diseases such as rust and white mold, and wheat diseases such as head scab and stem rust. We included six to eight different nozzles in the experiments. We found out that while a twin-fan pattern nozzle was best for controlling wheat head scab, the same nozzle turned out to be the worst choice to protect soybeans against rust and white mold when the soybean canopy is tall and dense. So, before buying the nozzles and putting them on the boom, check the nozzle manufacturers’ catalogs which have charts showing which nozzle type will be best for a specific job. Check the websites of nozzle manufacturers to reach their catalogs. Nozzle sizeOnce you determine the type of a nozzle you need to buy, you also must buy the right size of that nozzle which will satisfy the application rate (gallons per acre or gpa) you wish to use as you do your spraying at different travel speeds. Nozzle catalogs are filled with tables and charts showing application rates, given a nozzle’s flow rate (gallons per minute or gpm) delivered at various pressures (psi) and travel speeds (mph). These tables are useful tools for selecting the appropriate nozzles, pressure and speed to spray chemicals at application rates prescribed by product labels.However, the charts are only for a limited number of travel speed and nozzle spacing situations. There may be situations where the charts will not provide information associated with your sprayer setup (nozzle spacing) and operating conditions (travel speed and spray pressure).The apps developed by most of the major nozzle manufacturers can provide you the exact nozzle flow rate required for any given set of application parameters, and identify a specific set of nozzle recommendations for the given application parameters.To find these apps, simply visit the app store in your smart phone or tablet and do a search under “spray nozzle calculator,” or some other key words related to nozzle size selection. You may also want to do a search under the name of the nozzle company from which you are interested in buying the nozzles.However, some apps are not user friendly and sometimes they do not take into account the droplet size requirements when recommending nozzles. Although the apps and tables in catalogs may expedite the nozzle size selection process, it is best to understand the procedure and the math nozzle manufacturers use to generate the values listed in tables and to recommend nozzles in their apps. The procedure used by the nozzle manufacturers to generate numbers in tables and in their apps is explained below. By following the steps mentioned in the new OSU Extension publication mentioned above (AEX-528) you will be able to determine the exact nozzle flow rate (gpm) required for your spray application parameters. Once the exact nozzle flow rate is determined, you can then look at the catalog to select the nozzle that will provide you the flow rate at a practical pressure setting.Keep several types of nozzles on the boomRemember that one specific type of nozzle will not be best for all applications. For this reason, it is best to have several types and sizes of nozzles on the boom so that you can switch to the “best” nozzle choice for a given spraying job. As shown in the pictures below, there are various types of sprayer components and setups you can buy to configure your boom so the new set up allows you to easily switch from one nozzle to another instantly.Keep spray drift in mind when selecting nozzlesOne of the major problems challenging pesticide applicators is spray drift, which is defined as movement of pesticides by wind from the application site to an off- target site. Drift is influenced by many factors which are discussed in detail in OSU Extension publication Bulletin 816. To find any OSU Extension Publication, go to ohioline.osu.edu, and do a search using some key words, such as “spray drift,” “nozzles,” “calibration,” or my last name “ozkan.”Equipment, especially the nozzles, used to spray pesticides play a significant role in generating as well as reducing spray drift. In nozzle catalogs, you can see a number of different nozzles of the same type, in terms of spray pattern. For example, one can find nozzles within the same “flat-fan” category classified as “low-drift.” Research conducted at Ohio State and elsewhere clearly indicates that nozzles labeled as “low-drift” significantly reduce spray drift.  If drift is, or becomes a concern, it may be best to switch from a conventional flat-fan nozzle to a “low-drift” flat-fan nozzle with the same flow rate. Therefore, it is best to have more than one type of a “flat-fan” pattern nozzle on the boom.Some final thoughtsNozzles are typically the least costly items on a sprayer, but they play a key role in the final outcome from a spraying job: achieving maximum efficacy from the pesticide applied while reducing the off-target (drift) movement of pesticides to minimum. Pesticides work well if the rates on labels are achieved during application. This can be achieved only if the right nozzle type and the proper size of the nozzles are on the sprayer, and the sprayer is operated properly.Although the apps and tables in catalogs may expedite the nozzle size selection process, it is best to understand the process and the math nozzle manufacturers use to generate the values listed in tables, and to generate nozzle recommendations in their apps. This procedure, explained in this new OSU Extensin Publication (AEX-528) hopefully will help you to determine the exact nozzle flow rate (gpm) required  for your spray application parameters, while highlighting some other important parameters such as spray pressure, droplet size, spray coverage on the target, and drift, all of which should be given serious consideration when selecting the best nozzle for a spraying job.Erdal Ozkan, Professor and Extension ag engineer, can be reached at 614-292-3006, or ozkan.2@osu.edu. This column is provided by the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.last_img read more

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Easier Interview Editing With DaVinci Resolve’s Smooth Cut Transition

first_imgDaVinci Resolve 12 debuts the Smooth Cut transition, mimicking Premiere’s Morph Dissolve tool. Interview editing has never been easier.Interview editing can be tricky. But with DaVinci Resolve’s Smooth Cut transition, you’ll have no problem getting around line flubs or seamlessly blending two cuts together.Let’s get into how DaVinci Resolve’s Smooth Cut works. In the Edit page, chop up the audio in your timeline as usual, taking out flubbed audio sections to create a more coherent performance. The video will be choppy since the person moves while talking; we’ll apply Smooth Cut to each of these edit points.I’ve edited out some of the speaker’s flubs, resulting in a timeline with several edits.Activate the Effects Library on the top left of the interface. Smooth Cut is in the Transitions category. Let’s be a little tricky. Hold down the Command key and click each of the edit points you made a moment ago, highlighting each of them. Right-click the Smooth Cut transition and choose Add to Selected Edit Points and Clips. The transition is added to every selection at once. Nice!Open up the Effects Library; Smooth Cut is near the top.If you just have one edit point or don’t feel like being tricky, simply drag the transition onto the edit point. Either way, you’ll have something that looks like the image below.The resulting clips all have the Smooth Cut transition on them with the default transition length set in the Editing preferences.By default, the transition will be one second, much longer than what we need. You can set the default transition length for future work in the Editing preferences.Set the transition duration here to whatever you prefer.Drag the transition to something lower, like 2 or 4 frames. Play the transition through and watch intently to make sure the transition is as seamless as possible.Smooth Cut works best when the transition duration is very small, like 2 or 4 frames.If the image jumps too much, try having the transition start or end on the edit point. To do this, right-click on the transition and select the appropriate option.One way to tweak the transition is to have it start or end on the edit. Right-click to pull up the options.Lastly, you can affect the Transition Curve to customize the transition’s shape. To access this, click on the tiny drop-down triangle on the bottom right of the transition.In DaVinci Resolve 12  you can customize transitions to tweak them for maximum effectiveness.Treat your audio in a similar way, adding short-length dissolves to minimize undesirable sounds created by the edit points.  I usually begin with a two-frame transition and tweak from there to taste.Here’s Alexis Van Hurkman, author of the DaVinci Resolve manual, on Smooth Cut:Neither DaVinci Resolve’s Smooth Cut nor Premiere’s Morph Dissolve will work in every single scenario, but it’s great to have this tool in the back pocket for when there’s no b-roll to cover a subject.How has your experience with the Smooth Cut been? What other features of DaVinci Resolve 12 are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

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NCAA Season 93: San Beda ekes out win over Perpetual

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTO / DENNIS ABRINA/UPHSan Beda banked on Robert Bolick and Clint Doliguez in the clutch as it slipped past Perpetual, 57-53, on Thursday for their sixth straight win in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Perpetual Help Gym in Pasig.Doliguez drained the go-ahead triple with 59.0 seconds to play to push his side up, 55-53.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments CEU shocks Flying V, advances to D-League Finals Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ SAN BEDA 57 – Doliguez 11, Bolick 10, Presbitero 9. Mocon 8, Tankoua 6, Potts 5, Noah 4, Adamos 3, Bahio 1, Abuda 0, Carino 0, Oftana 0, Soberano 0, Tongco 0.PERPETUAL 53 – Dagangon 17, Eze 11, Pido 11, Ylagan 7, Hao 3, Coronel 2, Mangalino 2, Clemente 0, Lucente 0, Tamayo 0, Yuhico 0.Quarters: 10-9, 21-20; 37-35; 57-53. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Prince Eze had a chance to tie the game for the Altas, but botched his free throws with 34.4 secondsremaining, before Bolick canned the dagger freebies in the final 6.9 to help the Red Lions move up to 7-1 in the standings.Rookie Doliguez fired 11 points, eight rebounds, and two assists, while Bolick did it all for San Beda with 10 markers, 11 boards, and seven dimes to atone for his eight turnovers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Even if it’s an ugly win, I’ll take that,” said coach Boyet Fernandez. “I will not argue that the game is a credit to my boys because they really played well today. Again, I salute Perpetual, the team, the coaching staff because they did a really good job in preparing for us.”Prince Eze led Perpetual with 11 points, 17 rebounds, and three blocks as the Altas fell to a 3-5 card.The Scores: Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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