Crested Cranes eye third straight win in CECAFA

first_imgThe Crested Cranes have won all of their games at this year’s CECAFA championshipCECAFA Women’s Championship 2018Uganda vs TanzaniaStade de Kigali, RwandaMonday, 23-07-2018 @03:00pmKIGALI – The Uganda Crested Cranes have endured a glorious start to their CECAFA Campaign thus far.Faridah Bulega’s charges have won all their opening two matches and will be aiming for a third straight win against Tanzania on Monday.Going into the game, Bulega is claims the team is still focused despite the two victories.” The morale in the camp is high after our first two wins and the girls are still committed, said Bulega ahead of the game.“We are aware of the challenges still ahead of us, so we want to remain focused and finish the job first.In the same manner, skipper Tracy Akiror believes the wins against Kenya and Ethiopia have given them more confidence and the team is now working for the championship.”Our confidence has grown after the two games, said Akiror.“We are fully aware that we now stand a chance to win the Cup, so we shall fight tooth and nail to make the country proud.Uganda defeated Kenya 1-0 in the opening game before coming from a goal down to win 2-1 against Ethiopia.For Tanzania, they come into this clash on the back of a 1-0 loss to hosts Rwanda and will need at least a point to guarantee their chances of defending the championship they won in 2016.The other game on Monday will see hosts Rwanda do battle with Ethiopia.The tournament is played in a round robin format with the leader at the end crowned the champion.Comments Tags: CECAFA Women’s challenge cupcrested craneslast_img read more

Take a Video Tour of Adobe’s New Premiere Rush CC

first_imgAdobe’s latest video editing software puts your work in the cloud and lets you switch seamlessly between editing on your phone or your workstation.Adobe has finally pulled the curtains back on Project Rush, revealing an all-new application that they’ve aptly dubbed Premiere Rush CC. This wonderful new program strips Premiere down to the basics and brings it into the cloud, allowing users to sync projects and edit from their computers, phones, or tablets. So, let’s take it for a spin. Editing in RushThink of Rush as a minimalist version of Premiere Pro — it’s the same program, just without the clutter. (It’s especially friendly to new users.) When you first open Rush, you’ll get a guided tour of the program. Start a new project by importing media with the streamlined media browser. Bring in footage from your local device or via the cloud. Preview clips with hover scrub, and even perform basic trims just prior to import. Once you have your project set up, you’ll see the new Rush interface, which is simple and intuitive. A program monitor sits above a very basic timeline. You can full-screen the program monitor, loop playback, and even change the orientation to portrait or square. (This is especially useful when working with content for Instagram.) View all of your media assets with a collapsible Project panel. As the name implies, Rush’s timeline is designed for quick editing. For example, all trims are ripple trims. This prevents you from having to close gaps and constantly shift clips. Repositioning a piece of footage will perform a rearrange edit, automatically inserting and shifting your footage accordingly. Users get three simple timeline tools: split, duplicate, and delete. To perform more detailed edits, you can expand to see audio waveforms and toggle on a display to view tracks and their controls, including an option for recording voice-overs.Fine-TuningOnce you’ve made a cut that you’re happy with, you can further refine your project with five different control panels. The first is a Title panel, which is exactly like the Essential Graphics panel in Premiere Pro. You can even import mogrt files if you’d like. A Transitions panel allows you to add cross dissolves and dip to black and white. Adjust tint, exposure, saturation and more with the powerful Color panel. And if you’re in a hurry, use one of the many available filter presets. If you take a closer look at the clips in your timeline, you’ll notice that Rush is automatically detecting the type of audio you’re using and placing it into categories. The three categories are “Voice,” “Music,” and “Other.” Once it completes the detection, Rush will automatically adjust the levels as needed. If it detects a voice, it will perform auto-ducking to attempt to get optimal levels. (You can also turn this feature off and manually adjust your audio at any time.)Last but not least is the Transform panel, where you can adjust the position, rotation, and scale of your assets. Jump into an advanced menu to add a crop or edge feather, or to simply change the opacity. You can also scale and position assets directly on the program monitor.SharingAfter you’ve finished fine-tuning your cut, it’s time to export. Select the “Share” button to bring up the export settings. This is very much like the Export Settings dialogue box in Premiere, only much more streamlined. Since Rush is geared more for social media platforms, you’ll find export and publishing presets for YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Behance. Also, just as in Premiere, you can still tweak the advanced export settings and save out your own custom export presets if you so desire.Cross-Device WorkflowOne of the main features of Premiere Rush is the fact that you can edit content directly from the cloud. Projects and media files will automatically sync via your Adobe Creative Cloud account, making them accessible from the Rush mobile app or via a desktop. This allows editors to work entirely on a mobile device or to use the mobile app in conjunction with the desktop version. For now, unfortunately, only an iOS app is available. An Android version is set for release in 2019. It doesn’t matter if you’re a daily vlogger, an indie filmmaker, a social media manager, or a journalist out in the field, Adobe Premiere Rush CC is definitely worth checking out. To learn more and to check out all of the pricing options (including a free starter version), go the Adobe Rush website.Looking for more articles on video editing? Check these out.last_img read more

A SET OF SIX – VOLUME THIRTEEN

first_imgA State League team  The Northern Territory website: www.touchnt.com.auVICTORIA (VIC)Play:# 6Austouch ready to take off in GippslandVictorian Game Development Officer Ali Tuai undertook a trip to East Gippsland last week to visit the affiliates of Sale, Traralgon, Bairnsdale and Lake Entrance.Ali met with key people in each affiliate and identified and confirmed Austouch programs in all four locations for this upcoming summer, which should see a boost to the number of junior players in the region.  East Gippsland has already developed a consistent flow of Victorian junior representatives. With increased Austouch programs and a new affiliate, this flow should be greater in the near future.Other events:Albert Park Touch season hots up! With finals places on the line for the Winter Competition, the level of Touch Football (played in temperatures of six degrees) has reached new heights for Victoria Winter Touch. Almost every division has a battle royale on its hands; with no one team yet guaranteed a finals spot with three matches remaining. Watch this space for further updates.The Touch Football Victoria website: www.victouch.com.auThat’s it for this week’s edition of A Set of Six.Be sure to check out the States’ web sites to keep up to date with all the news and views from around the nation. The position of Games Development Officer is being advertised this week in the NT News and on the NT Touch website. Game Development Officer Rebecca Houston is moving to Borroloola later this year with her policeman partner Luke Shilton for work. Congratulations to Rebecca and Luke on their engagement last Wednesday. Touch Football Australia brings you this rapid fire “Set of Six” news ‘plays’ from around the Country. TFA’s National Media Coordinator Karley Banks  and TFA’s Media Intern Henry Holland bring you up to date every week with a selection of six ‘plays’ on the latest news, views, and events nationally.Welcome to Touch Football Australia’s a Set of Six – Volume Thirteen.WESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA)Play: # 12008 Be Active State ChampionshipsThe 2008 Be Active Touch West State Championships will be hosted by the Rosalie Touch Association on the March long weekend next year.After three years at Arena Joondalup, Western Australia’s biggest annual tournament will be moving on following a comprehensive tender and show of support for the event from the Rosalie Touch Club.“We’re pleased that one of the TouchWest clubs has shown such enthusiasm to host our premier event,” WA Manager Matt Bamford said.More information on the venue and logistical issues will be available in the coming weeks from the TouchWest website.Other events:Another week, another AusTouch launch in Western Australia!This week’s launch will be in the WA mining town of Laverton, around 1,000km North-West of Perth. WA Game Development staff Angela Doyle and Claire French will travel to Laverton for the launch and also visit a number of schools in the area. This follows last week’s successful launch of the AusTouch centre in Broome, which is now in its third year of operation.The TouchWest website: www.touchwest.com.auAUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)Play: # 2ACT Junior Representative Sides NamedThe long wait is over – the ACT Under-12, Under-15 and Under-18 Representative Teams have finally been named. The 12s and 15s will travel to Melbourne from October 22 – 26, 2007, for the Australian Schools Championships. The 18s will travel to Coffs Harbour from September 17 – 20, 2007, for the National 18 Years Championships.  ACT Touch would like to congratulate all players on their selection in the ACT Junior Representative Teams.The selection process for most teams has never been so thorough. Selections started back in March during the Inter district Competition and included the High School Days, Primary School Day and Open trials. All coaches and selectors have had a very tough time finalising their squads with the number of talented players at unprecedented levels. ACT Touch would like to thank all coaches and selectors for their time and efforts.Special mention goes to Matt Smith, Jo Adams, Donna Fraser, Chris Tarlinton, Dan Wilkinson, Ash Synnott, Erin Clayton, and Kath Finn who have worked with the coaches of these teams to help select the best possible teams to represent the ACT.To players who missed out on selection, ACT Touch Association hopes that they continue playing Touch Football and are able to play in Summer Junior Competitions to improve skill levels and game play.Other events:Trials for the Under-13 Mixed Team to travel to Brisbane in the last week of the October School holidays were held on Wednesday July 25 and Tuesday July 31, 2007. The final trial will take place on Thursday August 2 from 5pm – 6pm at Deakin Touch Fields.Please note that there is a change of dates for the upcoming ACT Level 1 Selectors Course. Watch this space for more details. If you are interested in becoming a selector, or would like more information about the course, please contact Chris Tarlinton on 212 2880 chris.tarlinton@acttouch.com.auThe ACT Touch Association website: www.acttouch.com.auQUEENSLAND (QLD)Play: # 3Mr. Jon Pratt commences as Queensland State ManagerThis week Mr Jon Pratt commences duties as Queensland State Branch Manager. Jon has a wealth of experience in Touch Football and has most recently worked as Touch Football Australia’s National Information Technology and Events Coordinator. Jon has been appointed to this role in an interim capacity until December 31, 2007, to allow the QTA Board to make a firm decision on the future direction of this position.Former Queensland State Manager Jeremy Sorensen will move fulltime into the National Technical Manager position this week. Good luck to Jon and Jeremy in their new roles. Other events:Level 1 Coaching Course being presented at the Palm Beach office of South Queensland Touch this week.The Queensland Touch website: www.qldtouch.com.auSOUTH AUSTRALIA (SA)Play: # 4Level 1 Coaching CourseA Level 1 Coaching Course will commence this Tuesday July 31, 2007.Following the successful completion of the course there are many opportunities to coach: A junior team in a local competition An under-age South Australian Team The course will be conducted from 6.30pm – 9pm every Tuesday for five weeks starting July 31 at Touch Football South Australia – 20b Greenhill Road, Wayville.Participants will receive a coaching manual, rulebook, qualified presenters, and a transferable National Coaching Accreditation Scheme qualification.Contact Andrew Crawford: 08 8306 7500, acrawford@touchsa.com.au Other events:This is an event not to miss: If you’re young at heart but 30 and over this is for you. Australia’s largest multi-sport festival, the Australian Masters Games, is held in Adelaide from the October 5 – 14, 2007. This year Touch Football will be running from October 11 – 14. To register go to www.australasianmasters.comSimply complete Participant Games Entry and Touch Sport Entry forms found in the Games Registration Booklet or register onlineRegistrations close this Friday the August 3, 2007.For more information contact: Andrew Crawford, +61 8 8306 7500 or Email: acrawford@touchsa.com.auTouch Football South Australia website: www.touchsa.com.auNORTHERN TERRITORYPlay # 5Darwin Touch Competition closes team nominations for Season 2, 2007.Nominations for Darwin Touch Football Competition’s upcoming Season 2, 2007, closed last Friday July 27. This means the new season is coming up fast! Teams are being finalised and sorted into divisions for the new season. Currently there are 14 new teams to add to the Senior Competition, with more enquiries still flowing in. Even though nominations have closed, Touch NT is aiming for another six teams to increase the count to 20 new teams for the season.New team nominations will be accepted up until this Friday August 3 2007 to ensure the new season brings with it new teams, new faces, and an even better competition than ever before.The new season begins on August 20, 2007, and will run through until ChristmasTouch NT is looking forward to the most successful season yet! Other events: A local team playing within an Affiliate The Darwin Cup Carnival is fast approaching. The NT Touch fields are currently covered in tents, tables and chairs in preparation for the big event “that stops a city.” The Touch football shoes are off and the high heels are on as ladies frock up and gentleman pull out the “monkey suits” in readiness for the Darwin Cup, to be held next Monday August 6, 2007.  Games Coordinator Erin Eva has been offered the position of Events and Development Manager at Tennis NT and will be starting the position in the next few weeks. The position of Games Coordinator for the Darwin Touch Competition is being advertised this week in the NT News and on the NT Touch website.last_img read more

14 days agoMan Utd plans to sign EIGHT new players

first_imgMan Utd plans to sign EIGHT new playersby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have plans to sign EIGHT new players over the next two summer transfer windows.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have had a woeful start to the season and currently sit 15 points behind leaders Liverpool already after just eight matches.The Telegraph says United are well aware of their need to improve their playing staff and will make a number of signings over the next two summers.One of those incomings could be brought forward to January too amid growing concern that a challenge for Champions League football could already be on the rocks. It is claimed the club believe they are “six players short of challenging for major honours” and the overhaul of players will be led by Solskjaer, who still has the full backing of the club.”Ole is looking at a three-year vision of a squad. It will be an evolution over the coming years,” a source said. “We are at base camp now.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

12 days agoMan City, Leicester watching Altinordu teen Burak Ince

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City, Leicester watching Altinordu teen Burak Inceby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAltinordu teen Burak Ince is attracting Premier League interest.Turkish giants Fenerbache have joined Manchester City and Leicester in the race to sign promising youngster Ince .Bayern Munich are also interested in the 15-year-old Altinordu playmaker but now Fenerbahce have entered the race.Yeni Asir says that the Super Lig side could have the advantage in the race for his signature as they have close ties with the Altinordu chief. last_img read more

Spotted Sea Leviathan Visits Port of Los Angeles

first_imgImage Courtesy: CMA CGMCMA CGM George Washington, a newly built ultra large container vessel (ULCV) owned by French shipping giant CMA CGM, arrived recently at the Port of Los Angeles on its maiden voyage. Built at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in South Korea, the 14,414 TEU boxship was delivered to CMA CGM on April 20, the company’s data shows.CMA CGM G. Washinton, which flies the flag of the United Kingdom, features a length of 366 meters and a width of 48.2 meters.The giant boxship has a market value of USD 103.28 million, according to information provided by VesselsValue.Currently, CMA CGM’s fleet is made up of 444 vessels with a combined capacity of 2.208 million TEUs.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Fuel truck spill closes Alaska Highway north of Liard Hot Springs

first_imgUPDATE – The Highway is now open to single-lane alternating traffic.FORT NELSON, B.C. — The Alaska Highway is closed because of a spill involving a fuel truck between Liard Hot Springs and the Yukon border.According to the B.C. Ministry of Environment, at around 1:00 am this morning, a transport truck carrying roughly 55,000 litres of fuel was reported to have overturned on the Alaska Highway at Mile 543. No leak was reported at the time of the crash, but in an update at 7:45 a.m., the RCMP confirmed that the load was leaking. Members of the Watson Lake Fire Department and additional RCMP are en route to the incident site. The overturned truck is approximately 500 m from the Liard River.The responding Environmental Emergency Response Officer with the Ministry has reached out to the local Emergency Program Coordinator and local First Nations to notify them of the incident. The officer is currently preparing to conduct an overflight of the incident site.The Alaska Highway is currently closed in both directions. Biil Woodworth with the federal government agency responsible for the Alaska Highway north of Mile 84 says that an update on the situation is expected at noon.This is a developing story, and we’ll have an update once we receive more information.last_img read more

Rashid Shubhankar keep Indian hopes alive

first_imgGurugram: Rashid Khan and Shubhankar Sharma shot contrasting second rounds of two-under-70 and one-over-73, respectively, but both managed to keep Indian hopes alive at the halfway stage of the Indian Open at the DLF Golf & Country Club here on Friday. Two-time Asian Tour winner Khan and two-time European Tour winner Sharma were the best-placed Indians at the end of round two at tied 19th with a tally of two-under-142. The duo trailed the leader Julian Suri of the US by eight shots at the $1.75 million event. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhPGTI member N Thangaraja (71-70) of Sri Lanka returned a two-under-70 to end the day in tied 12th place at three-under-141. He gained 16 places from round one. The cut was declared at two-over-146. Seventy professionals made the cut. Out of a total of 37 Indians, eight made the cut. Khan (72-70) made significant gains in round two as he climbed 27 spots from his overnight tied 46th position after mixing four birdies with two bogeys for a 70. Khan, a winner of two events on the PGTI tour in the last four months, reaped the reward of getting some good practice at the Kalhaar Blues & Greens course in Ahmedabad last week that prepared him well for the daunting challenge at the DLF course. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterSharma (69-73) slipped 12 spots on Friday after a sedate 73 that saw him make two birdies and three bogeys. After a consistent first round, Sharma, the 2018 European Tour Rookie of the Year, made a flying start in round two with a birdie on the first. However, his putting let him down thereafter as he dropped bogeys on the fourth and eighth and found it hard to recover subsequently. S Chikkarangappa (70) and Rahil Gangjee (74) were the next best Indians in tied 41st at even-par-144. Ajeetesh Sandhu (71) was a further shot back in tied 53rd. The trio of Gaganjeet Bhullar (74), Gaurav Pratap Singh (73) and two-time Indian Open champion SSP Chawrasia (72) also made it to the weekend as they totalled two-over-146 to be placed tied 61st.last_img read more

Womens basketball preview Six new players ready to shine on promising OSU

OSU then-sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell (3) dribbles the ball during a game against Nebraska on Feb. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern File PhotoWhen the Ohio State women’s basketball team faces Ashland University in an exhibition game on Sunday, fans will finally get to see the new wave of talent donning the Scarlet and Gray.Gone are guards Cait Craft — who provided both defense and leadership — and Ameryst Alston, who was second on the 2015-16 team in scoring at 18.3 points per game. Forward Kalpana Beach and center Lisa Blair have departed the program as well.But the Buckeyes will debut six new players this season, starting with freshmen guards Kiara Lewis and Jensen Caretti, and forward Tori McCoy, who all ranked within the top-31 in their class by ESPN.“I think all three of our freshmen are going to really contribute this year,” OSU coach Kevin McGuff said. “They’ve got a lot of talent. They are going to be really great in our program.”OSU will also welcome the additions of three transfers. Redshirt junior forward Stephanie Mavunga (previously at North Carolina) and redshirt sophomore guard Sierra Calhoun (Duke) will jump right into the Buckeyes’ lineup. Redshirt junior guard Linnae Harper (Kentucky) will have to wait until the end of OSU’s fall semester before hitting the court.All six players bring plenty of on-the-court talent to the Buckeyes, but Mavunga also believes that she has taken on an important vocal leadership role with the team.“That’s one of the biggest things that drives a team to really be great,” Mavunga said. “If the team is really quiet out there, especially on defense, then you don’t really know what’s going on.”With the additions of Mavunga and McCoy, OSU now boasts more size in the interior, something that hurt last year’s team. In the Buckeyes’ season-ending, 78-62 Sweet-16 loss to Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament, Volunteers’ center Mercedes Russell put up a game- and career-high 25 points.“We’ve got a little bit more presence around the basket,” McGuff said. “We need to utilize people and get them the ball.”New faces, new depthWith the talented additions, OSU is looking at one of its deepest rosters in recent memory. Throughout this offseason, Buckeyes’ coaches and players have been harping on the team’s new depth and what it could mean for the program.“I think it put us in a little bit better position here early on, hopefully,” McGuff said.OSU wasn’t in too great of a situation early on last year, dropping its first two regular season contests. The Buckeyes fell 88-80 to No. 2 South Carolina in the season opener on the road and followed it up with a 100-56 loss to No. 1 UConn in the home opener.McGuff believes that the competitive nature of this year’s team, thanks to depth, will help the team get off to a better start this time around.“Ultimately, that’s got to be what really drives this team — the competitive environment we have on a daily basis,” McGuff said.Mitchell expanding her roleAssociated Press preseason first-team All-American junior guard Kelsey Mitchell earns plenty of national praise, but there may be no one who speaks more highly of her than her coach.“She’s, in my opinion, the best player in college basketball,” McGuff said. “She obviously scores a lot of points, but she also makes others around her better.”The praise is warranted. Mitchell has accomplished quite a bit in her two seasons at OSU, including breaking her own single-season scoring record in her sophomore year after breaking the record the year before.She is widely regarded as one of the better players in all of women’s college basketball, but she never lets the spotlight shine too bright.“I just show up every day,” Mitchell said. “I just go to school, play basketball, go to school, play basketball. I don’t try to think ahead; I don’t try to think too far behind.”Mitchell said that she is excited for this year’s Buckeye team and what some of the newcomers can bring to the program.“I think the one thing that separates us from other teams is that we are down to try anything, whatever the team needs,” Mitchell said. “I think our new people will do that.”Sunday’s preseason game against Ashland will tip off at 1 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center, preparing OSU for its regular-season opener against Duquesne on Friday, Nov. 11 at St. John Arena. read more

Former Chelsea player suffers racial abuse

first_imgFormer Newcastle and Chelsea player Demba Ba is a recent victim of racial abuse. The ugly incident occurred during their Chinese Super League game.Shenhua coach Wu Jingui told reporters that a Changchun Yatai player (midfielder Zhang Li) used racially insulting language toward Demba Ba during an altercation late in a match on Saturday, which ended in a 1-1 draw.The fiasco generated controversy on the Chinese internet, with fans calling for immediate action on the culprit.“The Chinese Super League has players of many different skin colors. We should respect our opponents, and there should be no discrimination,’ Wu said after the match. ‘I cannot calm down now. I feel great regret about the lack of respect for a player.”Shenhua has not disclosed details of the incident, but Xu Jiang, a prominent Chinese sports blogger, wrote on social media that Zhang allegedly shouted ‘You black’ repeatedly at Ba.Demba Ba is offended by racism wordings from Changchun Yatai player Zhang Li. CFA should take serious disciplinary actions!! #saynotoracism pic.twitter.com/xqGJ54LWrwTammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.— Shanghai Shenhua FC (@shanghaishenhua) August 4, 2018The two players were involved in a spat in the 77th minute after Ba clashed with a Changchun player challenging for a header. Ba exchanged words with Zhang in a running dispute and reacted furiously minutes later before the two were broken up by teammates and technical staff.The Senegalese international is currently on his second spell with the Chinese side, having re-signed in June.Ba took the Chinese league by storm during his first spell with Shanghai in 2015 and 2016 before suffering a serious leg fracture.last_img read more