first_imgDowntown Cup Group BKeadue Rovers Reserves 3 Kilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 0Keadue had a good winning start to the Downtown Cup after this victory over Kilmacrennan at Central Park. Played in great conditions for the time of year, it was an even opening five minutes with both sides finding their feet. In the tenth minute Keadue had the first chance with Conor Greene heading into the keeper’s hands from close range and on the half hour Donal Rodgers beat the Kilmacrennan keeper to the ball before lobbing it just over the bar. Keadue were dominant in possession and were rewarded just after the half hour when Conor Greene’s long range shot spun in front of the keeper and into the corner, a fine strike for the opening goal. On forty minutes Prionnsais Forker’s free kick hit the bar for Keadue and they went in at half time well deserved to be front and could’ve been further ahead. At the start of the second half Kilmacrennan had more possession but it was still the home side making the chances with Cathal Duggan going close on forty seven minutes and Darragh Hanlon’s effort just over on fifty minutes. On fifty five minutes Kilmacrennan had a great chance to equalise when the home keeper was dispossessed and Adrian Doherty somehow managed to miss the chance with the keeper recovering to save his effort. Keadue didn’t have to wait too long for the second goal when, on sixty one minutes Mark Sweeney played a fine ball through to Darragh Hanlon and his run on goal left Donal Rodgers free to head in from close range. In the closing stages Kilmacrennan had more possession with Keadue hitting on the break and Darragh Hanlon proving dangerous. In the final minute the home side made it 3-0, Patrick Sweeney scoring from a few yards. A good display from the home side for whom Prionnsais Forker and Darragh Hanlon were impressive while Ryan Mc Brearty did well for Kilmacrennan. Referee; John Sheamus O’Fearraigh FOOTBALL: KEADUE ROVERS RESERVES 3, KILMACRENNAN CELTIC RESERVES 0 was last modified: January 13th, 2013 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:FOOTBALL: KEADUE ROVERS RESERVES 3KILMACRENNAN CELTIC RESERVES 0last_img read more

Benitez: Hazard and Swansea ball boy are both to blame

first_imgRafael Benitez insisted both Eden Hazard and the ball boy he kicked were to blame for the incident which led to the Chelsea playmaker’s sending off.Hazard was red-carded 10 minutes from the end of the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg against Swansea, whose 2-0 aggregate win means they will face Bradford in the final.The ball boy appeared to refuse to give the ball back after it went out of play, leading Hazard to show his frustration.And Benitez told Sky Sports: “They both recognise there was a mistake.“The boy was apologising for time wasting. Hazard was frustrated and tried to get the ball. He was kicking the ball and getting the ball.“We can analyse if for half an hour but we know that both are wrong.”The interim Chelsea manager added: “You have two legs in this competition and we didn’t take our chances in either. Credit to Swansea because they did well.”More reaction to follow later.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

What award did Joe Staley win for first time in 49ers career?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Joe Staley, the 49ers’ longest-tenured player, became a first-time winner Wednesday of the Garry Niver Award, honoring his professionalism and cooperation with the media.Staley’s response: “Hey, cool, appreciate it. Thanks for voting for me. It took 12 years. You guys finally like me.”It’s not a going-away gift. He’s returning next season with hopes of becoming a first-time winner at a greater prize: the Lombardi Trophy. San Francisco 49ers’ Joe Staley (74) smiles …last_img

Sharks training camp: A peek ahead to the biggest competitions

first_imgSAN JOSE — Sharks general manager Doug Wilson made it clear earlier this summer that he wanted to give some young players in the organization’s system the opportunity to play a role with the team this season.Those players — whether they’re coming from the Barracuda, are first-year professionals, or were free agent signings from Russia or Europe — now have that chance, as the Sharks begin training camp on Friday.For complete Sharks coveragefollow us on Flipboard.“We’re really looking …last_img

SA surfer wins US ‘Superbowl’

first_imgSouth African Chris Bertish taking on the big wave at the Mavericks Surf Contest in California. (Image: Zigzag Surfing Magazine) Chris Bertish (Image: Mavericks Surf) RELATED ARTICLES • Scuba-diving South Africa• Life’s a beach in South Africa• Into the big-wave Dungeons• Riding the wild Cape winds• The Agony and the Ecstacy MEDIA CONTACTS • Chris Bertish [email protected] • Keir J. Beadling Mavericks Surf +1 415 462 6200 [email protected] McIntoshWhen his wetsuit and custom-built surfboard didn’t arrive at the invitational Mavericks Big Wave Surf Contest in California’s Half Moon Bay, things looked bad for South African surfer Chris Bertish.He’d flown for 36 hours to be there, was jet-lagged and had slept for only three hours. But he borrowed a board and astounded the world to go on to win the contest and the purse of US$50 000 (about R385 000) on 14 February.Bertish laughed when I asked whether the borrowed board was a handicap. “When you’re riding the biggest waves of your life you want to be on your own board. It’s a bit like a showjumper arriving at the Olympic Games and having to ride a different horse.”But that was only one of the hurdles that he’d overcome on the way. You don’t just enter Mavericks, you have to be invited. And only 24 are invited, so you have to be one of the top big wave surfers in the world.Bertish cracked the invitation list for the 2009 Mavericks after 10 years of hard work and perseverance, but then the waves weren’t big enough and the contest cancelled. But he refused to give up, spending several months of last year in the US training, maintaining his top-24 ranking and waiting for this year’s event.“Eventually I had to give up and come home,” Bertish said. “It was just too draining, physically, emotionally and of course financially. I’m not a pro surfer; I’m an agent for O’Neill and Ocean Minded and have a business to run. So in January I decided okay, that’s it, I have to get on with my life.“Then on Thursday 12 February it suddenly looked as if the contest might be on. And I realised that if I didn’t take the opportunity then I’d regret it for the rest of my life.“I finished up a meeting, arranged to borrow the money for my ticket and headed to the airport without even a change of clothes or my toothbrush. When I got on the plane at midnight I still wasn’t sure that the event would happen.”When he arrived in California the conditions were extreme, but the invited surfers voted to stage the contest. The swell was coming from a precarious westerly direction, which drew the current straight into a crop of rocks known as the Boneyard. Everyone knew that the penalty for wiping out would be swift and severe. The storm system that generated the swell had developed close to shore and the ocean surface was raw and angry.It wasn’t the best of starts. After negotiating several big waves in the first heat, Bertish got caught inside and took three gigantic waves on the head.“It was scary, very scary. By the time I got picked up [by a jet ski] I was like a lifeless corpse. I thought I was done for the whole day. But in life there are times when you only get one chance to realise your dream. So I just put it in my head that I had to get back up.”Fortunately, he had scored well enough on his previous two waves to advance to the semi-finals. Once there, he wowed the judges with a hotdog manoeuvre, pulling into a condo-sized barrel — a feat rarely attempted, or even considered possible, at Mavericks.In the final, he got lucky and caught the best of tricky low-tide conditions that saw numerous lulls and massive mutant waves that doubled up and detonated on the inside reef.It was a historic moment: the waves, estimated at over 18 metres (60 feet), were the biggest ever for a paddle-in (as opposed to a tow-in) competition.Head judge Gary Linden, who was also director of the Red Bull Big Wave Africa competition at Dungeons off Hout Bay in the Western Cape, South Africa, told the Santa Cruz Sentinel that it was Bertish’s willingness to take risks and make death-defying drops that won him the title.Mark Conley of was more graphic: “They crowned a survivor as much as a victor…. Shattered boards, bleeding lungs and heads scuffed over the jagged sea shelf below were all part of a day’s work.“On a day where agony-of-defeat wipe-outs outnumbered thrill of victory successes, Chris Bertish of South Africa was the last man standing – and miraculously, all of them were still breathing.“Never before had so many surfers ridden so many titanic waves. And never before had so many flirted with serious injury — maximum risk for maximum reward.”Bertish described it as “epic”. “I was up against my idols and heroes of the last 10 years so to arrive exhausted, having flown half-way around the world, and come out tops under those conditions was just incredible.”But many of his peers weren’t surprised. Fellow big wave-surfer and Red Bull Big Wave Africa semifinalist Barry Futter is full of respect. “Chris has done some crazy things over the years including being the first person to paddle-surf Jaws in Maui, strictly a tow wave only spot! This success and recognition is long overdue.”The win gained Bertish immediate hero status in the US. “You have no idea how big Mavericks is over there. It’s like the Superbowl for them, or the World Cup for us.“After a night of celebrating I went out to the airport to fly home and everyone was coming up and wanting to have their picture taken with me. The guy at the check-in desk laughed at my surprise, saying: ‘Bud, I don’t think you understand what you’ve done. You’re a national hero.’“Sixty thousand people watched the event live and it was beamed out to another 2-million worldwide. I guess it was a bit of a fairytale. I was the underdog realising his dream.“And after all the doom and gloom of the last year it was a feel-good story that everyone wanted to be part of. It just goes to prove that if you truly believe and set your sights on something then you can make your dreams come true.”last_img read more

Jan. 12 Environmental Professionals event will feature Ohio State’s Lonnie Thompson

Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest January’s Environmental Professionals Network breakfast program has a big title for a big topic — in fact, for four very closely related topics.It’s called “Global Warming. You and Me. Energy Audits. Money in Your Pocket. Cleaner Air. More Comfortable Home. Help Is Available. Don’t Procrastinate.”It’s from 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 12 in The Ohio State University’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive in Columbus.And it features talks by four Ohio experts — led by renowned climatologist Lonnie Thompson, Distinguished University Professor in Ohio State’s School of Earth Sciences and senior research scientist with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center — on a theme of climate and energy.There also will be a drawing for attendees to win one of five free home energy audits from Columbia Gas of Ohio, but the winners have to live within the company’s service area.Admission to the event, which includes breakfast, is open to both network members and the public. The cost is $10 by cash, check or Ohio State eRequest; $15 by credit card; and free for Ohio State students.Registration and other details are at scheduled talks and speakers are:“Climate Change: The Evidence and Our Options” by Thompson.“Energy Audit and Efficiency Measures Assistance for Homes” by Megan Melby, New Buildings program manager, Demand Side Management, Columbia Gas of Ohio.“Bowling Green Residents Take Energy Efficiency to Heart” by Neocles Leontis, Bowling Green community leader and Bowling Green State University chemistry professor.“OSU’s New Green Home Technology Center Programs” by Eric Romich, energy education field specialist with Ohio State University Extension.The network is a service of Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, part of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Romich’s organization, OSU Extension, is the college’s outreach arm.Columbia Gas of Ohio is the event’s sponsor. The school and two other Ohio State units — the Office of Energy and Environment and the Office of Student Life’s Energy Management and Sustainability program — are sponsoring the free student registration. read more

Body-based Therapeutic Approach to Healing Trauma

first_imgBy Christina Herron and Kacy Mixon, PhDCreative Commons [Flickr, Yoga, November 6, 2014]Trauma is an occurrence that threatens a person’s life and/or sense of safety.  The National Child Traumatic Stress Network identifies trauma as a result of many factors, including: domestic violence, neglect, physical/sexual abuse, traumatic grief, community & school violence, natural disasters, medical trauma, refugee/war zone trauma, terrorism, early childhood trauma and complex trauma [1]. Payne, Levine, & Crane-Godreau (2015), relay…“Trauma is in the nervous system and body, and not in the event; an event that is very traumatic to one person may not be traumatic to another, as people differ very widely in their ability to handle various kinds of challenging situations due to different genetic makeup, early environmental challenges, and specific trauma and attachment histories [2].”Peter Levine is the founder of Somatic Experiencing (SE). SE is considered to be a body-based therapy approach. Body-based therapies help client’s access traumatic experiences that are not yet available for verbal narration and cognitive reflection. These are stored in non-verbal parts of the brain such as the amygdala and in sensory organs [2].SE Body-Based Therapies help individuals alleviate feelings of fear, disconnection, helplessness, and fear that can arise because of trauma. Some of these include Restorative Yoga, Sensory Motor Therapy, Hakomi Method, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems, etc.“SE therapists have to learn to watch, not just listen; to know when to slow down, when to point out and explore a physical response” [3].Adrienne Baggs, PhD, one of MFLN Family Development’s presenters for our April 23, 2015 webinar on Wellness Strategies, Burnout Prevention, and Mindfulness Part 2, has done extensive research on the benefits of Restorative Yoga when working with victims of trauma, especially PTSD.More insight into Baggs’s experience with restorative yoga can be found in the article, “3 Restorative Yoga Poses To Help Heal Trauma.”Below are additional resources that may provide more insight into Body-Based Therapies:Sensory Motor Therapy3 Restorative Yoga Poses to Help Heal TraumaEye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)Hakomi Method Internal Family Systems Model [1] National Child Traumatic Stress Network (n.d.). Types of Traumatic Stress. Retrieved from[2] Payne P., Levine P.A., & Crane-Godreau, M.A. (2015). Somatic experiencing: Using interoception and proprioception as core elements of trauma therapy. Frontiers in Psychology,  6(93). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00093[3] Giarretto, Ariel (2010). Healing trauma through the body: The way in is the way out. Psychotherapy.netThis post was written by Christina Herron & Kacy Mixon, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. Referenceslast_img read more

Efficiently Lighting and Shooting Product Shots for YouTube

first_imgLighting and shooting products is a common challenge videographers face. Here are some tips to make your life a little easier.Products are among the most common things YouTubers shoot. Yet, there is very little information online about how to do it efficiently. Most product video tutorials are based on commercials, where a dozen crew members have a whole day to get that perfect shot.When I started shooting products, I lit them just like a human face, but I quickly came to realize products come with their own set of challenges.In filmmaking, you’re always struggling against the two-dimensionality of the screen when shooting a product shot. The screen is flat — the product is not. So, it’s surprising how much of cinematography is trying to create the illusion of depth.People see a static shot of a product from one perspective, and they don’t understand its scale, weight, size, or how it fits in with other things. The best way to create dimension is to orbit around an object, dollying as you pan from one side to the other. This creates a powerful feeling of dimension and what the object looks like. It’s also a nice way to have light play off the corners and angles. You almost always see this in TV commercials, where they do an orbit move around the object they’re advertising.Orbit shots are not that simple to do because you need a dolly or a slider. You also need to pan consistently from one side of the object to the other, at the same rate that you’re moving with the slider.Two Ways to Get Around Orbit ShootingSlidersA motion-controlled slider is a great option; however, it’s relatively expensive, and it takes quite a long time to set-up — especially when all you want is one shot of the product. A curved track slider is the cheaper option. ProMediaGear make these — they come in different lengths and different curvatures, which allow for different shooting distances. The interview-specific unit has a radius of five feet. There is also a model for smaller objects, which is great for product shots, where the radius is only two feet away. This allows you to get in close with a macro lens. The move, combined with shallow depth of field and some nice lighting, yields a professional look. This is an elegant solution to the orbit shot, and it eliminates human error in the pan.There are a few different ways to mount a curved slider, but you need to make sure the camera won’t sag or move at either end. You can put it on two tripods — a single tripod with a removable bracket, or even on two lighting stands, which is what I use. You don’t even need to use a tripod head with it — you can simply put the camera on the slider itself, then adjust the height of the stands, or the height of the object.Lighting the ProductThere are a couple of ways to get good reflections when lighting product shots. First, start with a hard backlight that edges the object from its background. Second, add points of light in the background to create a sense of dimension as the camera pans back and forth. Lastly, use a long light source like a Quasar Science or Astera Tube placed 45 degrees above and 45 degrees in front of the object you’re photographing. This creates a nice long line, and it accentuates the object’s build. If you need a fill light, you can either put a second source below and in front of the product (at the same 45-degree angle), or use a light as the stand itself. This shoots light up through the object and works best with transparent or translucent materials.With orbit moves and some good lighting, you can make any product seem like it’s grabbed straight from a commercial, without the time and expenses.Looking for more video production tips and tricks? Check out these tutorials.Quality vs. Quantity: What Should You Record While Traveling?Editing Tips: Sorting Footage and Creating Quality TimelinesFrom The Wizard of Oz to Transformers: 100 Years of Color GradingCreative Uses for Bokeh Overlays + Free Prism Bokeh PackTips for Making High-Quality Small-Budget Video Tutorialslast_img read more

SAANS aims to reduce child mortality

first_imgUnion Minister for Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan on Saturday launched SAANS, a campaign aimed at reducing child mortality due to pneumonia, which contributes to around 15% deaths annually of children under the age of five.SAANS, short for ‘Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully’ was launched by the Union Health Ministry to mobilise people to protect children from pneumonia, and train health personnel and other stakeholders to provide prioritised treatment to control the disease.He was here to inaugurate the the 6th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations.As per HMIS data, under-five mortality rate in the country is 37 per 1000 live births, of which 5.3 deaths are caused due to pneumonia.The government aims to achieve a target of reducing pneumonia deaths among children to less than three per 1,000 live births by 2025, a senior health department official said.The HMIS data for 2018-19 ranked Gujarat second in the number of child deaths due to pneumonia, after Madhya Pradesh.The State ranked fifth in infant mortality due to pneumonia.Under the campaign, a child suffering from pneumonia can be treated with pre-referral dose of anti-biotic amoxicillin by ASHA workers, and health and wellness centres can use pulse oximeter (device to monitor oxygen saturation) to identify low oxygen levels in the blood of a child, and if required, treat him by use of oxygen cylinders. A mass awareness campaign will also be launched about the effective solutions for pneumonia prevention like breast feeding, and age appropriate complementary feeding.last_img read more

LS passes bill for GST cess hike on luxury cars to 25%

first_imgThe Lok Sabha today approved a bill to hike cess on luxury vehicles from 15 per cent to 25 per cent with a view to enhance funds to compensate states for revenue loss following the rollout of GST.The GST (Compensation to States) Amendment Bill, 2017, was passed by the Lower House amid uproar by the opposition over controversial comments made by Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde on secularism and the Constitution.The Bill seeks to replace the Ordinance which was issued in September to give effect to the decision of the GST Council. The Ordinance provided for a hike in the GST cess on a range of cars from mid-size to hybrid variants and the luxury ones to 25 per cent.In reply to a short debate, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the funds collected following hike in cess on luxury vehicles will be used to compensate states for revenue loss on account of implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).He said the GST Council, which comprises state finance ministers, meets every month and takes decision on rationalisation of taxes in the backdrop of revenue collection.Participating in the discussion, members demanded that the GST rate should be reduced on a variety of items including sanitary napkins, agriculture equipments, handicrafts, handloom items and sports goods. Some members even suggested that there should be single tax slab instead of four.The debate over the GST compensation bill continued amid slogan-shouting by Congress and TMC members who demanded resignation of Hegde for his controversial comments.advertisementAt a function in Karnataka on Sunday, Hegde had reportedly said people should identify themselves by their religions and “those who, without knowing about their parental blood, call themselves secular, they dont have their own identity…They dont know about their parentage.”He had also said “we are here to change the Constitution and well change it.”As the opposition forced four adjournments during the day, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anant Kumar sought to wriggle out of the situation by asserting that Hegdes remarks were being distorted. Dissatisfied by Kumars intervention, the Opposition continued to storm the Well shouting slogans. Meanwhile during the discussion, Bhartruhari Mahtab (BJD) said that the impact of GST roll out on exchequer will be known after January once the implementation of the new indirect tax regime is streamlined.In last three months the centre has provided over Rs 1,000 crore as compensation to Odisha and Rs 2,000 crore to West Bengal.T G Venkatesh Babu (AIADMK), Kaushalendra Kumar (JDU), Prem Singh Chandumajhra (SAD) demanded special packages for their states of Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Punjab.Among others who participated in the discussion include Supriya Sule (NCP), C M Jayadevan (CPI), Bhagwant Mann (AAP), Dushyant Chautala (INLD).last_img read more