BE SENSIBLE Newly appointed Jamaica Scorpions captain Nikita Miller is calling for better judgement to be exercised by batsmen within the team as they seek to address their batting failures in the ongoing 2016-2017 Digicel WICB Regional Four-day Championship. Set to contest their third match of the campaign, beginning on Friday at Sabina Park, against early leaders Barbados Pride, the Scorpions, who are currently fifth in the six-team tournament, have so far passed the 200 runs landmark once in four innings. That was against reigning champions Guyana Jaguars in Guyana in their first innings. The other totals have been 147, 151 and 159. These below-par performances have also resulted in only two players, opener John Campbell and Jermaine Blackwood, scoring half-centuries with the former scoring two, and the latter once. The left-handed Campbell hit 71 and one against Guyana before following up with 32 and 67 against the Windward Islands Volcanoes at the weekend at Sabina Park, while West Indies Test representative, Blackwood, after scoring 18 and 96 against the Jaguars, put up three and 27 in the second match. “We need to be sensible about what we are doing. I don’t think we are showing enough common sense in our batting,” states Miller, who claimed a Man of the Match, five for 22, in the second innings to spearhead Jamaica to a come-from-behind 41 runs over the Volcanoes on Monday. They lost to the Jaguars by 181 runs in their opener. “We have as batsmen an aggression naturally because that’s how we play naturally, but what you see happening is we are not finding the right kind of blend in terms of attacking or defending. “It is disappointing, and we need to find that combination very quickly, or else as the season progresses, we are going to falter.” Jamaica, who under the leadership of young batsman, Paul Palmer Jr, finished third last season, has two other specialist batsmen on their 13-man roster. They are discarded West Indies opener, Shacaya Thomas, and promising young batsman, Brandon King. This could thereby result in a possible change for the Barbados clash with Guyanese-born opener Trevon Griffith with scores of 20, 13, six and 22, a potential candidate for a replacement. SPECIALIST BATSMEN Middle-order batsman Andre McCarthy, fresh from his recent tour with West Indies ‘A’ away to Sri Lanka, is the other specialist batsman in the team. He has so far amassed totals of 36, two, one and one. Out-of-favour West Indies wicketkeeper batsman Chadwick Walton has been batting at number six and has so far tallied scores of 14, 13, six and 14. All-rounder and new recruit, Derval Green, in the two matches so far has effected scores of five, zero, four and two batting at number seven. “Barbados will be a tougher challenge, and our batters need to recognise this, and do something about it,” Miller added. “Information is not short, practice is not short, and encouragement is not short. It’s down to the individual to get themselves going.”
The league, in its Last Two Minute Report that is released after close games, said it reviewed multiple video angles to determine that Durant’s dribble was not interrupted by the ball making inadvertent contact with the foot or shin of Heat defender Justise Winslow and “a discontinued dribble should have been called on Durant.”Also, the league opted not to fine Heat coach Erik Spoelstra for his postgame comments about the officiating — which were prefaced by Spoelstra beginning his remarks with “Look, NBA, do not fine me. I’m allowed to say this.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSpoelstra also said multiple times in his postgame news conference that he was not blaming referees for the loss.Durant was being defended by Winslow with about 10 seconds left in a tie game, dribbling as Golden State’s DeMarcus Cousins came to set a pick, the whole play unfolding not far from referee Kevin Cutler. Durant lost control of the ball and Heat assistant coach Chris Quinn — standing just a couple feet from referee Jason Goldenberg — was among those immediately lobbying for a violation to be called. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant (35) scores against the Miami Heat during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)MIAMI — Golden State’s Kevin Durant should have been called for a discontinued dribble on the Warriors’ final possession of what became their 120-118 win over the Miami Heat, the NBA said Monday in a report detailing all calls made in the last 2 minutes of the game.Golden State made a pair of free throws on that possession, the final points of the game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Goldenberg signaled that Durant’s dribble was deflected by Winslow, which replays showed was not the case. The play continued, Durant missed a 3-point try, and Cousins got the rebound, was fouled and made two free throws with 5.4 seconds remaining in what became the final points of the game.“It’s a double-dribble. Everybody can see it,” Spoelstra said after the game. “Those are tough calls to make but everybody saw it. It’s right there in front of everybody. That should be a violation and you can’t miss those calls. But we had our chances. Like I said, it was back and forth. The officials — so let’s be clear about it, so I do not get fined — that’s not why we lost.”Miami still had a chance to win, but Dion Waiters’ 3-pointer bounced off the rim as time expired. The loss knocked Miami, which was playing at Denver on Monday night, out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.The Warriors took 26 free throws to Miami’s eight, which also irked Spoelstra.“You hate to see 26-8 when our guys are going aggressively,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The league’s review included study of 26 different events that went on in the last 2 minutes, and the league said the 25 others were all handled correctly.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jeremy Lin gets bought out, plans to sign with Raptors Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?
“I am happy to get this award on the first month with the club, but I am disappointed that we have not been able to get good results. Hope we can start the month of May well and get back to winning ways beginning with the game on Sunday,” Johana said after earning the award.The midfielder formerly with Mathare United received 33 percent of the online votes ahead of Tim Söderström who polled 28 percent, Nikola Petric with 24 percent and Fritiof Björkén with 15 percent.Harambee Stars midfielder Eric Johana has been voted as the player of the month at his Swedish top flight club IF Brommapojkarna after impressing in the first six games of the season. Photo/COURTESYBromma have not had a good start to the season and have lost all four of their last five matches. They started the season with a 2-1 loss at the hands of Norrköping before bouncing back in the second match with a 2-0 win over Hacken, Johana providing the assist for the opener.However, they have lost the tempo with consecutive losses against Hammarby, Elfsborg as well as giants Malmo and Ostersunds. Their next fixture will be on Sunday against Michael Olunga’s former side Djugardens at their Grimsta IP home ground in Stockholm.Bromma is also home to another Kenyan international David Ochieng who has played all the last three fixtures after a slow introduction having missed a huge part of the pre-season.“It has been a tough start but I know everything will turn out okay. I am glad that I am getting playing time and getting accustomed to the new league. I know with time we will start getting results because we have a good team of very talented young players,” Ochieng noted.Bromma earned promotion to the Swedish top flight at the end of last season. Both Ochieng and Johana are confident that despite a tough start to life at the top, they will not be relegated at the end of it all.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars midfielder Eric Johana was named the best player of the month for his IF Brommapojkarna club. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, May 2- Harambee Stars midfielder Eric Johana has been voted as the player of the month at his Swedish top flight club IF Brommapojkarna after impressing in the first six games of the season.Johana joined the club in December from fourth tier side Vassalund and has played part in all the six games, though the club has been on a run of four winless matches.
Naomh Columba CLG have earned national praise, for their wonderful act of kindness, when they stopped their bus and helped a man turn his turf, on their way back from a match at the All-Ireland Gaeltacht finals this weekend. Naomh Columba were returning from the beach, where they went to soak their legs after a tough match in which they won against Laochra Loch Laoi. On their way back, they spotted the man turning turf on his own, with the weather being extremely hot the men from Glencolmcille acutely aware of the difficulty in turning turf, decided to hop off the bus and give him a hand.It was a wonderful gesture from the team, and the man named as Tomas couldn’t believe his luck, a job that would have taken him half a day was finished in a hour.Unfortunately Naomh Columba bowed out of the competition the next day, at the hands of the powerful Moindearg from London. Despite the disappointment on the pitch, Naomh Columba have earned praise throughout the country for their kindness. Well done lads. 🙂 DONEGAL CLUB SIDE GO TO ‘THE BOG’ FOR STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING TRAINING was last modified: June 3rd, 2014 by John2Share 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:bogGAANAOMH COLUMBAnewsSportturf
There are many elements that you can change in post-production with a little forethought. In this case, the color of the sky.A pink sky has become a predominant feature in many music videos. Is it a symbol of teenage freedom, late evening adventures, innocence of youth? I’m sure there are experts out there who could spend hours decoding the meaning and popularity behind the rise of pink skies in rap and alternative music videos. But perhaps it just comes down to Instagram influencers. Who knows?Whatever the case, there’s no denying that a pink sky looks beautiful. However, due to the circumstances of capturing one, since setting up at golden hour doesn’t exactly guarantee that the sky will turn pink, many filmmakers will opt to recreate a pink sky digitally. Before continuing, if you were wondering why sometimes the sky turns red, orange, or pink at sunset, here’s a snippet from my Golden Hour tutorial.When the sun is high in the sky from midday to late afternoon, there is very little interference from our atmosphere; the light is bright and the shadows are harsh. However, just after sunset or just before sunrise, the sun is just about level to the horizon, and the light has to travel through many miles of dense atmosphere before illuminating what we can see, which decreases the intensity of direct sunlight. The blue light emitting from the sun is caught up in the atmosphere leaving more red, yellow and orange to pass through, which gives the sun a nice warm golden glow. Very simply, golden hour is a short period just after sunrise and just before sunset.This article isn’t necessarily a tutorial because, quite frankly, all you do is push the highlights slightly into the magenta region, but there are a few factors to consider. As with converting day-for-night, there are requirements to help you pull off the grade, and this is what I’ll be covering.A Few Things First1. You still need to still film at Golden Hour.The scattering of the light will leave you with either a golden sky or a desaturated blue sky. Converting a saturated blue to pink will leave you with a very stylized result.For example, in the following music video for “Bounce Back” by Big Sean, the grade is very stylized.Based on the content of the music video, it’s evident that the filmmakers and the artist want you to notice the colors, as the video itself is very abstract. But we can see from the shots that they recorded a blue sky, and the pink grade appears unnatural. Again, in the context of this specific music video, it works, as that’s the intended result. But when aiming for a natural style, you want to film during the late evening.2. You want to use soft light if filming with actors.Subconsciously, we link a pink sky to a setting sun, which gives off soft light, and shadows are stretched. If your shot has a high contrast ratio, the pink sky may look slightly out of place. An excellent example of this is in Jaden Smith’s music video for “Icon.”You can see the pink sky isn’t natural as there’s some color bleed in Jaden’s jewelry — I had to zoom in 200 percent to spot this — but the look is a lot more believable. A big part of this is that the filmmakers shot the video in the evening with soft light, and I can’t be certain, but I would even go so far as to guess that they shot this with natural evening light, due to the lack of light hotspots in the reflection of the car and Smith’s jewelry.3. Not everything needs the pink cast.Yes, there should be a subtle pink cast across all highlights, but you don’t want the same intensity as the correction for the sky. Using the three tips above, we’ll walk through the steps of converting an evening sky into a pink sky. This is my shot; it’s of a musician climbing over a country fence, and for this specific shot, we’re focusing on the clouds in the background and dropping the musician out of focus.First, we’re going to add a second node along with a layer node. Select “node 01,” and for the time being, disable it (Ctrl+D). Your node tree should look like this. (Node 01 is for any base corrections I need to make after I have graded the sky.)On node 02, we’ll introduce our pink sky. There are numerous ways you can do this and achieve similar results. You could ramp the magenta tint up to 100, apply a gradient to create a CSI Miami-inspired gradient sky, use the Hue vs. Hue curve, and so on. They will all yield similar results, but we’re just going to push the gain/highlights color wheel toward magenta.The further you drive toward the edge of the color circle, the more defined the effect will be. But like a lot of things, less is more. And since I followed tips 1 and 2, introducing magenta into the highlights will, for the most part, only affect the areas of the image I want to adjust.The sky looks great; we have a warm fall-off onto the grass, which is what you would expect with a Golden Hour cast. However, the musician’s white shirt looks like it has gone through the washing machine with a red sock.We would expect his skin tones to become warmer and pinker, but we don’t want his top to become this colorized. To fix this, I will drop to the node underneath (04), and using the Custom Power Window Stencil, I’m going to draw around the short and give it a softness of 3.5. Of course, since the person in the frame is moving, I would then need to track this window too.Then, using the gain wheel, I’m going to introduce the smallest amount of magenta, just so the vest isn’t wholly bypassing the new natural light.This is the before:And this is the after:If necessary, you could also mask the grass and reduce the tint:However, I do like the overall pinkness from the first finished grade, but ultimately these creative choices would be up to you.Are you an Adobe Premiere Pro CC user? Then filmmaker and YouTuber Justin Odisho has you covered with a similar tutorial for that platform. Cover image via wayfarerlife.Looking for more on color grading? Check out these articles.Color Grading: Working with the Hue vs. Curves in DaVinci ResolveQuick Tip: Adjust the Color of Water in After EffectsVideo Editing Techniques for Color Correcting Skin TonesWhy Do Filmmakers Color Grade Moonlight to Be Blue?Color Grading: How to Change the Seasons in Premiere Pro
Congress legislators who were expelled by the party for cross-voting in favour of the BJP candidate in the Rajya Sabha polls are set to join the BJP. Except Shankersinh Vaghela, other legislators including Mr. Vaghela’s son Mahendrasinh will join the party.All seven legislators had a meeting with BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday to discuss their entry into the saffron fold. “We had a meeting with Amitbhai and we told him that we all will join the party,” Mr. Mahendrasinh Vaghela told media persons in Gandhinagar on Thursday.Meanwhile, Mr. Shankersinh Vaghela slammed the Congress and said a large number of leaders had left the party because they were ignored by the high command.Mr. Vaghela ruled out that he would join the BJP but stressed that other leaders including his son would switch over to the ruling party very soon.
Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:20Hidden healers treat Hong Kong protesters02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics01:37Protesters 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 LATEST STORIES Hayward was playing his first game with the Celtics after signing a four-year, $128 million max contract to join his former college coach Brad Stevens.After Hayward was carted off, the Celtics looked distraught as they huddled at the sidelines.Celtics gather after Gordon Hayward is carried off pic.twitter.com/A7UjjM03ob— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 18, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Boston was in the lead 12-9 when the play was stopped. The Cavaliers now hold a 44-30 lead with five minutes left before halftime. Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward grimaces in pain in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Hayward breaking his left ankle on a play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Boston forward Gordon Hawyard sustained a horrific injury on his left ankle only a few minutes into the Celtics’ NBA season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.Hayward landed awkwardly on his leg after trying to finish an alley-oop at the 6:54 mark of the first quarter. He dropped to the floor and writhed in pain with his left ankle bent in an unnatural position.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients LeBron gives Gordon Hayward some words of encouragement following his injury. pic.twitter.com/VW4HDDoP2k— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 18, 2017FEATURED 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 shutout MOST READ Medical staff immediately came to his attention with fellow players from both sides also giving him support. He was stretchered out of the court. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kings shoot for 3-0 cushion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Former Indian captain Kapil Dev was formally granted amnesty by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as its president N. Srinivasan welcomed the legend back to its fold on Wednesday.Kapil, who brought India’s first cricket World Cup in 1983, was the only player not to receive BCCI benefits due to his links with the erstwhile rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL). However, the board and the former cricketer worked out a compromise formula that ensured the latter’s return to the BCCI fold.Kapil met Srinivasan in Mumbai on Wednesday and after their final round of talks, the BCCI confirmed that they had buried the hatchet and were all set to resume links.The Haryana Hurricane had recently written to the board informing them of his resignation from the Essel Sports Private Limited-owned ICL. Kapil’s association with the ICL had severed ties between the two, with Kapil and Kiran More among the last two ICL cricketers who did not receive the one-time IPL benefit scheme.However, after More’s return to the BCCI fold, the board’s decision to grant amnesty to the legendary former captain was welcomed by many in the cricketing fraternity.The BCCI president issued a press statement announcing the latter’s “support” to the board.”The BCCI has received a letter from Mr Kapil Dev, former India captain. Mr Kapil Dev has informed the board that he has resigned from the Essel Sports Private Limited / ICL. He has also stated in the letter that he has always supported the BCCI and will continue to do so in the future. The BCCI acknowledges Mr Kapil Dev’s immense contribution to Indian cricket and looks forward to a fruitful association with him in the years to come,” the statement read.advertisementAs Kapil came out of the meeting, he looked happy by the BCCI decision. “BCCI is like a parent and we are like its children. Even during my earlier association, I have contributed for welfare of cricket and cricketers and even now I aim to do so,” he said.His patch-up with the board would ensure a one-time benefit payment of Rs 1.5 crore for the former skipper.
ATHENS — Olympiacos beat Iraklis 2-0 on Nov. 8 to maintain its perfect record in the Greek soccer league after 10 rounds.Luka Milivojevic opened the scoring in the 20th minute with a volley from inside the area after the defense failed to clear a free kick by Costas Fortounis.Brown Ideye added a second goal in the 61st with a header from a cross by Arthur Masuaku.Olympiakos maintained an eight-point lead over second-place Panathinaikos, which won 2-1 at Atromitos on Nov. 7. Panionios, which won 2-1 against Platanias on Nov. 7, leaped over AEK Athens into third place after AEK’s 1-0 home loss to Asteras on Nov. 8.Also Nov. 8, last-place Panthrakikos snatched a surprising 3-3 draw at PAOK and Veria drew 1-1 at Levadiakos. Xanthi drew 2-2 at Kalloni Nov. 7.Panetolikos hosts Giannena on Nov. 9.TweetPinShare0 Shares