Pan-American Games champion Fedrick Dacres dominated the discus at the Charlie Fuller Field Events Memorial on Saturday.However, it was a busy Warren Barrett Jr who had the biggest day on the expansive Manchester High School campus. Barrett continued his fine form in the shot put with a resounding win in the boys’ Class One event and competed fiercely in the men’s competition.Afterwards, the Calabar schoolboy said his main target is the World Junior Championships.He started the day with a loss in the Class One discus to schoolboy rival Sanjae Lawrence of Petersfield High.Then Dacres took centre stage. Defeated last week at the JC/Purewater meet by UWI training partner Traves Smikle, Dacres took charge in the first round with a spin of 59.20 metres and then pulled away with throws measured at 61.71 and 62.41 metres, respectively, in the second and third rounds.The 2014 Commonwealth Games finalist, Chad Wright, was second with a fourth-round mark of 58.27 metres. Smikle was third after a first throw of 57.42.”My first meet was a bit off, but I pulled it through today a bit,” said the discus ace.He expects to improve as the season goes on.”We’ve just started technique work, so I’m not really as efficient as I’d want to be right now,” he reflected.Asked about a recent knee injury, he said, “It’s getting better, but it’s not where I want to be.”With World Championships bronze medal winner O’Dayne Richards watching, Wright won an entertaining shot put with a smooth spin of 18.25 metres. Dacres edged Barrett for second by two centimetres, 17.66 to 17.64 metres.BARRETT-LAWRENCE CLASHThe Class One boys’ shot had been billed as a clash between Barrett and Lawrence, but the Calabar boy was off the mark quickly with a first-round blast of 18.47 metres.Lawrence, who put the shot 18.74 in Montego Bay on the previous Saturday, improved steadily to 17.85m, but that wasn’t even enough for second, as Kyle Mitchell hit the jackpot with a booming last-round shot of 18.48 metres.Fortunately for Barrett, he closed with big throws of 18.75 and 18.75 metres late in the competition.Barrett believes the throws against Wright and Dacres affected him in the Class One event.”It probably held back my performance in the Class One shot at 18.75, but I’m pleased, regardless,” he said when his long day of throwing was complete.”Over the World Junior qualification again, I can’t complain,” he summarised.He first surpassed the World Junior qualifying distance of 18.25 at the JC meet when he won the Class One shot with a massive last-round throw of 19.40 metres.Asked what his main target was this year, Barrett was succinct.”World Juniors 2016. World Juniors,” was his smiling response.In other events at the Memorial, Janelle Fullerton of St Jago and formerly of Edwin Allen took the girls’ Class One shot with a winning put of 14.64 metres. Tamoy Housen of XLCR won in Class Two with a best of 12.91 metres. Ardenne High’s Oggary Martin cleared exactly 2.0 metres to triumph in the boys’ Class One high jump and Faithlyn Irving of Holmwood spanned 5.19 metres to win the Class Three long jump for girls.
Sebastien Bassong (right) playing against QPR for NorwichSee also:Zamora secures a point for RangersNorwich v QPR player ratingsQPR boss explains decision to drop TaarabtQPR boss encouraged after ‘important step’Zamora injury concern for QPR Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook A selection of images from QPR’s 1-1 draw against Norwich at Carrow Road. (Click on an image to begin slideshow)
11 September 2012 South Africa’s first consignment of humanitarian aid for one of four drought-stricken countries in the Sahel region in North Africa departed by air for Niger on Monday. This follows a commitment to help the four countries – Mali, Niger, Mauritania and Chad – made by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane during a meeting of the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council in Bamako, Mali in March. The aid to Niger will take the form of four consignments by air of 100 tonnes of maize power boost and nutrition suitable for children under five years. “This will be followed by a mixed consignment of maize power boost and a bio-pesticide requested by the government of Niger to fight food crop infestations,” the Department of International Relations and Cooperations said on Friday. “Also included will be 12 000 protection kits for use during the application of the bio-pesticides.” A shipment of fertilizer, animal feed and a further amount of maize power boost will follow by sea towards the end of the year. “Together with the government of Niger, South Africa will assist in the production of nine-million doses of PPR vaccine for inoculating livestock,” the department added.Concern over Sahel region The Sahel is an eco-climatic transition zone between the Sahara desert in the North and the Sudanian Savannas in the south. According to Wikipedia, it forms a belt up to 1 000 km wide spanning Africa from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea. The Sahara Desert takes up much of the land area of the four core Sahelian countries: Mali, Niger, Mauritania and Chad. About 80% of the people living in the region are dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods and are regularly affected by droughts, floods and locust swarms. The AU Peace and Security Council, at its meeting in March, expressed deep concern over the humanitarian crisis facing several countries in the Sahel region due to environmental degradation, climate change and food insecurity. The challenges have been aggravated by developments in the Maghreb region, especially by the crisis in Libya, the influx of internally displaced persons, as well as the increase in transnational organised crime, terrorism and the proliferation of weapons. The council called for a more comprehensive and better-coordinated approach in addressing the situation in the Sahel region. Source: SANews.gov.za read more
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In August, 31 students from both the YWCA and the Boy’s and Girl’s Club in Hamilton were bussed into the Preble County Fair. The Eaton FFA Chapter organized an Ag STEM Day at the Preble County Fair for those students with $2,500 in grant money the chapter received when they applied for a grant from the Agricultural and Community Outreach Program.With this money, the chapter was able to set up eight informational stations around the fair for the students to go to, which included service animals, horses, poultry/rabbits, beef, agricultural equipment/ GPS technology, pigs, goats/sheep, and dairy. After the students traveled to the eight stations, they were treated to lunch at the Community Christian Church tent. After lunch the students played barn games. Finally, students got on the bus home and received a gift bag full of goodies and informational booklets. Students also received a picture of themselves on a tractor that was taken at the agricultural equipment and GPS technology station.The day was marked as a success for the Eaton FFA Chapter, as the students who came from Hamilton had a 12.6% increase when they were tested on Ag STEM knowledge after they’d visited the chapter’s stations. Members of the Eaton FFA Chapter had a great experience too, learning that not everyone knew what they considered common knowledge about agriculture. The chapter hopes to continue to reach out and spread their knowledge. read more
The LUT Browser in Blackmagic Design’s new DaVinci Resolve 15 can seriously streamline your workflow. Here’s everything you need to know.One of the best features of DaVinci Resolve 15 is the new LUT Browser, which offers a real-time way to preview your LUT collection on the image you’re currently grading. In this post, I’ll walk you through everything you need to know to make the most of this great new tool.Importing and Organizing LUTs in ResolveFirst of all, it’s worth noting that DaVinci Resolve ships with several LUTs included, but there are plenty of places to find free LUTs online if you happen to be lacking in them. For starters, here are 29 free LUTs you can download from Premiumbeat.com and 35 free LUTs you can download from Rocketstock.com.Importing and organizing your LUT collection is something you do outside of Resolve, at an operating system-level, but is very easy. You can open the LUT folder in your OS that Resolve references by doing the following;Open the “Resolve Project Settings” window (the little cog in the bottom right-hand corner)Open the “Color Management” tabUnder “Lookup Tables,” click on “Open LUT Folder”(Or, on a Mac, go to Mac HD > Library > Application Support > Blackmagic Design > DaVinci Resolve > LUT >)Here, you can group LUTs into folders, create subfolders, drag and drop LUTs, rename the files, etc. Order and name your LUTs in a way that helps you work efficiently. Then, once you’ve rearranged your LUTs and want to see those changes in DaVinci Resolve, simply right-click in the sidebar of the LUT browser (or within a space in the LUT preview area) and choose “Refresh.”How to Favorite LUTs in DaVinci Resolve 15The only way to actually organize your LUTs inside DaVinci Resolve is to use the Favorite tool, which you can do three different ways:In “List,” click on the Favorite star next to the filename.In thumbnail view, right-click on a LUT and choose “Add to Favorites.”In thumbnail view, click the star icon that appears when you hover over the top right corner.You can see a list of all your favorite LUTs in the Favorite folder at the bottom of the LUT browser sidebar. To remove a LUT from the Favorites section, use any of these three methods in the inverse. (This is a really handy way to build a mini-collection of your essential LUTs in just a few clicks.)Previewing LUTs in DaVinci Resolve 15You can preview the effect of any given LUT in a number of different ways. Possibly the best way to find the exact look you want when comparing LUTs is to use the split-screen comparison grid view, as you can see in the image above.You can do this with three clicks and a drag:Click on the “Split-Screen Mode” button in the viewer.From the dropdown menu, choose “Selected LUTs.”Click and drag a selection of the LUTs you want to preview.The image in the white box is the original image. If you make any adjustments to your image in this view, you will see the changes in every image in the grid. You can preview up to 16 different LUTs this way — or create a before and after, side-by-side comparison by selecting just one LUT at a time.By hovering over any LUT thumbnail, you’ll see a small, real-time preview of how the LUT will look over the duration of the clip. You can adjust the size of the thumbnails with the slider at the top of the browser window, but they don’t get very big. (This is why the split-screen comparison is so useful.)You can also change the image in the LUT thumbnail from the default image to any image of your choice. Just right-click on the LUT and choose “Update Thumbnail with Timeline Frame,” and it will save the current frame under the timeline playhead to that LUT preview. (You can undo this by right-clicking and selecting “Reset Thumbnail.”)Adding LUTs in ResolveAdding a LUT to your current node is easy: just double-click on it. You’ll then see the little LUT grid icon in the bottom section of the node to indicate that it has been applied.When clicking around to find the right look from your LUT collection, make sure you don’t accidentally apply a LUT to your node because then you’ll be previewing your LUTs on top of that LUT.You can also right-click on the LUT thumbnail and choose “Apply LUT to Clip” or “Append to Node Graph” if you want to add a serial node to your grade with the applied LUT.To remove a LUT from a node, right-click on the node and choose “No LUT” from the LUT sub-menu.You can still apply a LUT to a node in the traditional way, by right-clicking and navigating through the sub-menus, but it’s a much more cumbersome approach than the visual LUT browser.Looking for more filmmaking tips and tricks? Check out these articles.How to Set Up a Tethered Shoot with the Panasonic GH5Tips for Creating the All Important Video Thumbnail Cover ImageShould You Upgrade the Canon 7D to the 5D Mark IV?5 Things You Should Consider When Adding Text to VideoShooting a Feature with an iPhone the Soderbergh Way read more
Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Marbury had a few stellar seasons in China after an NBA career that included stints with five teams, and he’s become an iconic figure in the country. He has a statue and was featured on a postage stamp in Beijing, and then he got a museum and a musical in his honor. He even starred in an autobiographical movie titled “My Other Home” and won Best New Actor for his performance at the Shanghai Film Festival.“I never in a million years would have thought any of this would have happened,” he said.Marbury’s playing days will end after this season, but the 40-year-old New York native will stay near the game. He wants to coach the Chinese national team, and Yao Ming has told him he’ll be considered if he learns Chinese. Marbury plans to take classes during the upcoming season. He may also try his hand in the Big3 3-on-3 league.“Basketball is my life and I definitely will still be involved with it,” Marbury said.Marbury also has his Starbury athletic shoe and clothing company to keep him busy. He re-launched the Starbury brand in 2016 after it first hit the market in 2006. His shoes are sold for as low as $15.ADVERTISEMENT Finally finished: Cavs-Celtics modify, complete big trade Marbury was speaking at a question and answer session for incoming NYU students at the school Wednesday, touching on his career with the Beijing Ducks that included the franchise’s first championship in 2012.“I had no clue. I couldn’t stop crying,” Marbury said of meeting Zhou . “I know how he feels, and he’s sharing the feeling of how happy he is. It goes to show the level of respect and love that comes from winning championships. Being a New Yorker, it’s like if the Knicks won a championship for the first time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutZhou, who was holding a scarf emblazoned with the city’s soccer team, Beijing Guoan, didn’t know Marbury would be speaking at an NYU dorm until Tuesday.“It was like a dream come true meeting him,” Zhou said. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ “We understand the dynamics of what we need for the shoes to be made and get them to our warehouse,” Marbury said. “The way social (media) is and how platforms are set up with Instagram and Facebook. It’s the perfect time for us to be able to sell the products we have. People can buy products so fast with just three or four clicks. It’s amazing for us with impulse buying. The timing couldn’t have been better for us.”He gave out sneakers to all the NYU students at the event and spoke of how he still wants to make affordable shoes.“I grew up one of seven kids and my mom couldn’t afford to get us any of the $150 shoes,” he said. “I want to make sure that people can always have affordable shoes to wear.”He respects what LaVar Ball and his sons are trying to do by building their own brand from scratch, but he thinks they’re off in pricing their sneakers at $500.“I think that’s where the message is a little mixed up at,” Marbury said. “Where they’re making people make a decision is where the price comes in.” SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Former NBA basketball player Stephon Marbury, left, talks to NYU freshmen at a question and answer session Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in New York. Marbury gave all the people in attendance a pair of his Starbury sneakers. Marbury had a few stellar seasons in China after an NBA career that included stints with five teams, and he’s become an iconic figure in the country. He has a statue and was featured on a postage stamp in Beijing, and then he got a museum and a musical in his honor. (AP Photo/Doug Feinberg)NEW YORK — Stephon Marbury had to wipe tears from his eyes.He had just shared a surprising, emotional hug with NYU freshman Zhou Sheng Kang. The 19-year-old student, who grew up in Beijing, was overcome with emotion while standing a few feet away from the player he watched lead his hometown team to three Chinese league championships.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments read more
Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue The Spurs trailed 19-9 after the second of those two timeouts, but they appeared to get the message. A 23-2 run spanning parts of the first and second quarters put the Spurs up 45-33.It was relatively smooth sailing from there for San Antonio, which led 59-51 at halftime and 84-73 after three quarters.LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points for the Spurs. Blake Griffin scored 34 for Detroit, and Andre Drummond added 19 points and 14 rebounds.“Everyone talked about the regime ending in San Antonio, but they still have two Hall of Fame players in LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan and they are obviously a well-coached team,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. “I thought we got off to a great start, but their second unit came in and speeded things up. We didn’t match it. We have to be able to pump the gas at the start of the second quarter.”San Antonio was without forward Rudy Gay, out with a sprained left wrist, but the Spurs still won a season-high fifth straight game. Detroit has lost seven of nine.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ 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 Cavs’ Kevin Love still weeks from return to court after surgery Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments LATEST STORIES San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) is fouled by Detroit Pistons forward Jon Leuer during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — San Antonio was already down eight points when the Spurs took a timeout around the midway point of the first quarter.Then, after a turnover led to a Detroit dunk, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called another timeout, just 14 seconds after the first.ADVERTISEMENT Popovich said Gay would likely miss the next two games as well.TIP-INSSpurs: San Antonio came in averaging 12.3 turnovers per game, the lowest mark in the league. The Spurs had only nine against Detroit. … DeRozan also had nine assists and seven rebounds. … San Antonio went 26 of 32 on free throws, while Detroit was 14 of 17. … The Spurs remained percentage points behind Houston for the top spot in the Southwest Division.Pistons: Detroit was without backup C Zaza Pachulia (right lower leg contusion).ANOTHER LISTIt was the 518th road victory for Popovich, breaking a tie with Nelson for second on that career list. He’s now two behind leader Pat Riley.LENGTHY STRETCHDrummond played the entire first quarter, plus the first 4:56 of the second. That didn’t prevent San Antonio’s big run.In addition to Pachulia, the Pistons are also without backup point guard Ish Smith (right adductor tear).“Zaza and Ish are definitely missed, and I’m still trying to get adjusted to being out there with the second group,” Drummond said. “I’ve watched a lot of film of what they do, but I’m still working to find the best ways to get them involved and help them get into the best positions to score.” LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte UP NEXTSpurs: Visit Memphis on Wednesday night.Pistons: Visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Just mental errors, mental errors defensively, and gave them some easy buckets,” San Antonio guard Bryn Forbes said. “I don’t know if it was to slow the run, but kind of get our head on right — kind of slow their pace there.”The Spurs responded well after those early problems, taking the lead by halftime and cruising to a 119-107 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night. DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, and Popovich moved another step higher on the NBA’s career wins list.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPopovich now has 1,221 victories. He’s tied with Jerry Sloan for third place, trailing only Don Nelson and Lenny Wilkens.“I thought after the first quarter, we competed well, we were sharper and we executed better,” Popovich said. “We had a poor first quarter, but I thought we pulled it together and focused pretty well after that.” read more