first_imgNoleen Porter on her way to third in the women’s raceColin Watson who had won the county novice title just seven days ago returned to the track to win the Masters title at Castlefinn after an exciting battle with Inishowen athlete Pauric Mc Kinney who led his team to victory over Valley.Lifford’s Natasha Adams took the honours in the women’s race.Finn Valley and Omagh dominated the underage section Master Cross Country Championships 2013Men Venue -Castlefinn 13/10/2013Pos. No. First Name Surname Club Time1 435 Colin Watson Finn Valley A.C. 16.11 2 428 Pauric Mc Kinney Inishowen A.C. 16.163 417 Shane Mc Nulty Finn Valley A.C. 16.544 407 Paul Mc Glinchey Letterkeny A.C. 17.035 406 Ivan Toner Letterkeny A.C. 17.286 449 Paul Ward Tír Chonaill A.C. 17.35 7 425 Joe Mc Kinney Inishowen A.C. 17.398 411 Martin Irwin Finn Valley A.C. 17.519 450 Sean Mc Fadden Letterkeny A.C. 18.0210 412 Dominic Bonner Finn Valley A.C. 18.12 11 402 Marcus Mc Clintock Letterkeny A.C. 18.2112 409 Eddie Kelly Lifford A.C. 18.2213 453 P.J. Boyce Cranford A.C. 18.2514 403 John Daly Letterkeny A.C. 18.2915 408 Bill Duncan Lifford A.C. 18.3816 414 Mark Connolly Finn Valley A.C. 18.4317 433 Niall Mc Gee Inishowen A.C. 18.5018 424 Brendan Irwin Finn Valley A.C. 19.1119 446 Richard Mc Carthy Tír Chonaill A.C. 19.1520 444 Gary Gallagher Lifford A.C. 19.1621 401 Aidan Mc Kenna Letterkeny A.C. 19.1722 404 Ciaran O’ Donnell Letterkeny A.C. 19.1823 432 Pat Gallagher Inishowen A.C. 19.2324 436 Derek Callaghan Finn Valley A.C. 19.3125 419 Raymond Doherty Finn Valley A.C. 19.3826 427 Philip Callaghan Inishowen A.C. 19.4827 431 Gerard Doyle Inishowen A.C. 19.5128 421 Michael Gallagher Finn Valley A.C. 19.5229 413 Michael Penrose Finn Valley A.C. 19.5530 448 John Cannon Tír Chonaill A.C. 20.0131 429 Finbar Gallagher Inishowen A.C. 20.2432 440 Paddy Gallagher Lifford A.C. 20.3033 434 Vinney Hegarty Inishowen A.C. 20.4434 437 Declan Carlin Finn Valley A.C. 20.4935 438 Brian Breslin Lifford A.C. 20.5936 426 Michael Collins Inishowen A.C. 21.0837 447 Donal Haughey Tír Chonaill A.C. 21.1438 445 Drew Doherty Finn Valley A.C. 21.2339 420 Sean O’ Leary Finn Valley A.C. 21.3440 418 Martin Anderson Finn Valley A.C. 21.3441 415 Anthony Murray Finn Valley A.C. 21.5242 451 Joe Gavin Lifford A.C. 22.0343 454 Brian Mc Bride Letterkeny A.C. 22.1244 416 Pat Mc Crudden Finn Valley A.C. 22.3645 422 Tony Gallagher Finn Valley A.C. 23.2446 410 Mark Donaghey Lifford A.C. 23.2647 430 Damien Downey Inishowen A.C. 23.4048 452 Cathal Roarty Letterkeny A.C. 23.5649 441 Joe Mc Nulty Lifford A.C. 24.2650 439 Frankie Murray Individual51 443 Clemant Clarke Lifford A.C.423 Barry Irwin Finn Valley A.C. DNF442 Iggy Houston Lifford A.C. DNFWOMEN Venue – Castlefinn13/10/2013Pos. No. First Name Surname Club Time1 381 Natasha Adams Lifford A.C. 10.502 373 Catroina Devine Finn Valley A.C. 11.183 380 Noleen Porter Finn Valley A.C. 11.284 372 Kay Byrne Finn Valley A.C. 11.315 375 Donna Evans Finn Valley A.C. 11.336 376 Helen Stockdale Finn Valley A.C. 11.417 361 Ita Boyle Rosses A.C. 12.008 362 Eimear Mc Gee Rosses A.C. 12.049 378 Catherine Brogan Finn Valley A.C. 12.2010 371 Irene Mc Fadden Letterkenny A.C. 12.2811 383 Tracey Harley Inishowen A.C. 12.3012 366 Noreen Mc Gee Rosses A.C. 12.3413 377 Marie Harper Finn Valley A.C. 12.3514 374 Noreen Bonner Finn Valley A.C. 12.5315 368 Dara Dunne Letterkenny A.C. 13.0016 382 Henreita Elves Inishowen A.C. 13.1317 388 Ruth Doherty Inishowen A.C. 13.2118 370 Fin Begley Letterkenny A.C. 13.3319 395 Amanda Barr Lifford A.C. 13.3920 369 Marrian Kerr Letterkenny A.C. 13.3921 384 Breege Collins Inishowen A.C. 13.4422 386 Johanne Mc Clogan Inishowen A.C. 14.0023 367 Pat Mc Kenna Letterkenny A.C. 14.1424 391 Sharon Carlin Lifford A.C. 14.1925 392 Ursla Coyle Lifford A.C. 14.2226 379 Gloria Donaghey Finn Valley A.C. 14.2827 390 Andrea Mc Gavigan Lifford A.C. 14.4328 385 Joanne Whoriskey Inishowen A.C. 15.1129 363 Maureen Doherty Rosses A.C. 15.1430 389 Isobel Bresslin Lifford A.C. 15.2331 387 Sonia Lynch Inishowen A.C. 15.3532 365 Sinead Diver Rosses A.C. 15.4133 393 Roisin Friel Mc Ginley Lifford A.C. 15.5934 396 Orla Moore Lifford A.C. 16.0935 364 Brid Doherty Rosses A.C. 17.21Team:Master Women 2013Castlfinn Date 13/10/2013Position Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total1 Finn Valley A.C. 3 4 5 6 182 Inishowen A.C. 11 16 21 28 763 Rosses A.C. 7 8 29 32 764 Lifford A.C. 19 24 25 27 95Team:Master Men 2013Castlefinn Date 13/10/2013Position Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total1 Inishowen A.C. 2 7 17 26 522 Finn Valley A.C. 8 10 16 25 593 Letterkenny A.C. 11 14 21 22 684 Tír Chonail A.C. 6 19 30 37 925 Lifford A.C. 12 15 32 35 94RESULTS: FINN VALLEY NOVICE COLIN CROWNED CROSS COUNTRY MASTERS CHAMP was last modified: October 14th, 2013 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:Donegal Cross Country chamlast_img read more

Zimbabwean fathers fight HIV

first_imgA Zimbabwean couple. UNAids hasestimated Zimbabwe’s national HIVprevalence rate at about 15%.(Image: Irin Photo)MEDIA CONTACTS• Unicef Zimbabwe+263 4 703 941+263 4 703 [email protected]• Unicef South Africa+27 12 354 8200+27 12 354 [email protected] ARTICLES• SA’s HIV treatment revamped• Garden of Hope for HIV/Aids• R13m boost for HIV clinic in SAMen in rural Zimbabwe are taking a hands-on approach to pregnancy – and to preventing the transmission of HIV from mother to child.The Unicef-sponsored Male Champions programme is working to get men involved in their partners’ pregnancies in the rural district of Mberengwa, about 300 kilometres outside Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. The programme uses HIV-positive male caregivers to mobilise men and their partners to undergo HIV testing and access prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT).“When we first started, most men were not willing to get tested, especially when we sent female caregivers,” said Elijah Mumba, a home caregiver who works out of the Musumi Mission hospital, where the programme is based.“The problem is that because of our socialisation some men may not value advice when it comes from a woman, and that was the reason we decided to use men to talk to other men.”Pregnant women often discover their HIV status when they use voluntary testing and counselling (VCT) services as part of antenatal care, but are usually afraid that they will be blamed for introducing the virus into the relationship if they disclose a positive diagnosis to their partner.Fear of stigma, abuse, and rejection by communities and partners were among the main reasons women shunned PMTCT services, according to a recent report, Missing the Target: Failing Women, Failing Children, by the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, a global lobby group.Unicef said more than 93% of pregnant women in Zimbabwe attended antenatal clinics, but less than half of those requiring prevention of mother to child transmission services received it. Unicef communications officer Tsitsi Singizi noted that whether a woman accessed PMTCT services might be a man’s decision.“In most communities men are the decision-makers – they decide on whether to disclose HIV status, and they can chase their wives away after disclosure,” Singizi said.“Although they do not ultimately feed the baby, men also decide on the feeding practices – it is crucial that they are included and mobilised for the success of any viable PMTCT programme,” she said.The World Health Organisation recommends that HIV-positive mothers on antiretroviral (ARV) drugs breastfeed their children for up to two months; those not on treatment are encouraged to give their children formula to reduce the chance of HIV transmission. Many women find this difficult because of the stigma attached to bottle feeding, and the cost of formula.UNAids has estimated Zimbabwe’s national HIV prevalence rate at about 15%, with children below the age of 15 years accounting for about 9% of the 1.3-million people living with HIV.Man-to-man, father-to-childIn 2008 Mernat Hove and his wife, Elizabeth, learned they were both HIV-positive. She was the first to discover her status after being tested at the local antenatal clinic. “I was not sure whether or not to tell my husband, so I kept it a secret for about two months,” Elizabeth said.“One day, one of the caregivers, Mercy Marimo, came to check on me and I found the courage to tell her.” Marimo volunteered to speak to Elizabeth’s husband and called on her colleague, Elijah Mumba.When Marimo and Mumba broke the news to Mernat, he stormed out of the house. Elizabeth said, “At first I was angry that she had told my secret to another person, but later on I found out that this was actually to my advantage.”Mumba followed Mernat out of the house. Hours later they came back. “Mernat was looking less furious, and that’s when he accepted to get tested with me. He also tested HIV-positive, but we have been together since then,” Elizabeth said.Mernat said Mumba had explained how important testing and PMTCT services were to his baby, and his desire to protect his unborn child had prompted him to get tested, and to support his wife. The couple now have two healthy, HIV-negative children.The experience has made Mernat consider becoming a male champion. “I have great joy seeing my two children looking healthy like this – if you look at them, you cannot believe that their parents are HIV-positive.”Source: Irin PlusNewslast_img read more

Using 32-Bit Color in After Effects for Creative Effect

first_imgPretty cool, right? And orange is obviously not the only color you can create with bright-than-white effects. Try out a bunch and see how they can add some cool, unexpected color interactions to your work! Switching to 32-bit mode in After Effects is great for color grading and smoothing out color banding, but it also allows for some cool color effects with “brighter than white” images.I’ve written before about the difference between 8 bit and 32 bit color in After Effects, specifically in color grading. But 32 bit color is great for more than just utilitarian uses like bringing back color information or smoothing out color banding. In 32-bit mode you can actually set colors “brighter than white”, allowing for awesome creative effects.One of my favorite ways to use this is to emulate cool super-white orange colors. First, you set After Effects to use 32-bit mode by option-clicking where it says “8 bit” at the bottom of the project panel. Then add some text. Open up the color picker for the text and set the RGB values to 5, 3, 2:The color will show up as white in the swatch, but as orange on the HSL picker. The way this works is that a value of “1” in every channel makes a solid white. By setting the channels to numbers greater than white, you’re telling After Effects to use a color, but one thats so bright it shows up a white.In the comp window you won’t see much, just some white text. But try this: keyframe a move on the text, and set motion blur to on. You can see the results pretty immediately and it looks pretty cool (note, the “.gif”-ification dulls the colors a little, so definitely try this out on our own to see the full vibrancy):Here’s that same move, but stepping through one frame at a time so you can see what the brighter-than-white color is doing:Now compare this to the exact same move with a glow effect, but in 8-bit mode. There’s really not a good way to balance it. Either the glow is too soft on the motion blur or too heavy on the static text: Here’s the same thing with 8 bit color. Not so good:For one more advanced example of using these settings for cool fire effects, here’s a quick Trapcode Particular particle system I set up to emulate rising embers. This technique utilizes awesome brighter-than-white color and a custom shutter angle on the particles for extra long motion blur:center_img Now let’s compare the 32-bit mode again to 8-bit mode, but with a  a glow. Try adding a blur to the text and bringing it into focus. I used the Camera Lens Blur, but they’ll all do pretty much the same thing to the colors. The result is really cool:Here’s the 8-bit mode with a glow. You just don’t get that complex blend at the bright white center:That uses a lot of blur, but what about just a little? Let’s make this text smolder.I’ve added a Rough Edges effect, set the Evolution to move with an expression (time150) and keyframed the Offset (Turbulence) to move upward. Now, the Roughen Edges effect isn’t a 32 bit effect, so it makes the color 1, 1, 1 (plain white). To fix this, you can add a fill effect to the text and reapply the 5, 3, 2 color values after the Roughen Edges effect. Add a light blur (maybe a radius of 6 or so) and you get a pretty cool smoldering text effect:last_img read more

Cone rues missed timeout in Ginebra’s final possession

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Despite that, Cone was happy with the kind of shot the Gin Kings had in the clutch.“As it turned out, we got a good shot. Justin was able to get a good floater that could have gone in. That’s the problem, we could not set up and they [Meralco] could not set up their defense,” he said.Still, Cone could not wrap his head around his team failing to call for a timeout, noting that had they sued for time, Ginebra could have gotten a better shot.“We wish that we had a better alternative,” he said.The Finals is now tied at 2-all as the series shifts to Philippine Arena for the deciding games. Game 5 is on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Hugnatan relishes role as Meralco’s floor spacer in Finals series Tim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFailing to go on the hill in Game 4 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, Ginebra coach Tim Cone was left to rue the missed chances to call for time in the waning seconds on Friday.“We were trying to call a timeout but our players couldn’t see us,” he lamented.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “That’s the problem with the league rule that coaches can’t call timeouts. The crowd was crazy and they can’t hear you. You are yelling, but the only guy who could call the timeout is the one handling the ball. The whole bench was calling for a timeout but it’s unfortunate that we couldn’t call a timeout.”The Gin Kings had the last 15 seconds of the game to plot a game-winning or game-tying play after Sol Mercado completed the chasedown block on Jared Dillinger on the other end.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 shutoutHowever, the players sought the opportunity to make a play without convening even as Cone and LA Tenorio desperately tried to get the attention of their teammates to no avail.Joe Devance handed the ball to a cutting Justin Brownlee, who then went for what appeared to be the game-tying floater, but left his shot a little short as Meralco escaped with the 85-83 Game 4 thriller. Read Nextlast_img read more

10 months agoKante tells Chelsea supporters: We need you against Tottenham

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Kante tells Chelsea supporters: We need you against Tottenhamby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante says the club’s fans can help them overturn a one-goal deficit in the Carabao Cup semi-final.Tottenham won the first leg 1-0 at Wembley last night, courtesy of Harry Kane’s first-half penalty.But Kante is confident his teammates can win the tie when they play the second leg at Stamford Bridge later this month.”The penalty put us in difficulty, we tried to react but we couldn’t score a goal, and that’s why the result is like it is,” Kante told the club’s official website.”We did a good game, we had a lot of the ball. The statistics show we could have had a better result, but it is what it is. We need to accept that.”I think now we can get a better result at Stamford Bridge.”We have more chance in front of our fans. We will need them. We have a match to get to the final and we will give our maximum to do it.” last_img read more

Setting The Over/Under For Every College Football Team’s Win Total In 2016

first_imgLogos of major college football programs.CFB Over UndersSportsbooks have yet to release their over/under win totals for college football teams in 2016 – they should be released at the beginning of the summer – so we thought we’d set them ourselves.  2017 CFB PlayoffWho will win enough games to compete for this?Of course, it’s a bit early. Spring football has yet to take place, recruiting classes have yet to arrive on campus, transfers have yet to decide, etc. A lot is going to change between now and the start of the season in early September. Still, there’s a decent amount to go on. We know the schedules. We know which players are returning and which players are headed to the NFL. Recruiting classes have been signed. There are plenty of preseason top 25s out there. So, based on what we know right now, here are our over/unders for college football teams’ win totals for the 2016 regular season. These are not projections. They’re meant to be difficult and somewhat of a toss-up. Start With The ACC >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Crosses Into Enemy Territory, Will Be Featured At Ohio Football Camp

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines (L) jogs off the fiedl with his brother Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) following halftime of the Michigan and Maryland Terrapins.COLLEGE PARK, MD – OCTOBER 03: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines (L) jogs off the fiedl with his brother Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) following halftime of the Michigan and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on October 3, 2015 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)It was only a matter of time before Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh decided to extend his reach across Ohio’s bordersAfter the NCAA overturned the ban on satellite football camps – one that some would argue was sparked by his decision to hold spring practice in SEC territory earlier this year – news broke Wednesday that Harbaugh and staff will now be featured during a June 9 camp in Warren, Ohio.Warren G. Harding’s assistant football coach Doug Sangregorio shared the news to Twitter Wednesday afternoon.Jim Harbaugh and Michigan staff to be featured at Warren Harding Elite football Camp June 9— Doug Sangregorio (@DougSangregorio) May 4, 2016To add to the drama, Harbaugh will be in Ohio at the same time Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is scheduled to be in Detroit, according to read more

Emotions run high for performers of Making Treaty 7 in Calgary

first_imgAPTN National NewsThere was a mixture of emotions in Calgary as the cast and crew gathered for a performance of the play “Making Treaty 7.”The theatre production is going ahead despite the deaths of two key players who died in a car crash earlier this year.APTN’s Chris Stewart [email protected]last_img

Clippers fall bounce back to split series with IronPigs

The International League leading Columbus Clippers split a pair of seven inning games with the visiting Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Sunday in what turned out to be two very different contests. Columbus’ David Huff took his previously unblemished record to the mound in the first game of the afternoon, but the IronPigs were swinging hot bats from the start. Five of the first six Lehigh Valley batters reached base safely, including a run scoring single from Ronnie Belliard and a run scoring ground-rule double by Josh Barfield to build a 2-0 advantage before the Clippers even stepped to the plate. And that would be all the help IronPigs’ starter Eddie Bonine would need. “I think the first game you’ve got to give credit to their starter, Bonine,” said Clippers manager Mike Sarbaugh. “I think it’s not so much about what we didn’t do, it was more about what he did.” What he did was go five innings on the hill giving up just one run on five hits before making way for his bullpen to close out the game perfectly with two innings of no hit baseball. The IronPigs offense added a run in both the third and fourth innings to secure the 4-1 victory. Huff dropped his first game of the season falling to 3-1 with Bonine improving to 3-3. The afternoon’s second contest saw plenty of early offense once again, however, this time it was the home squad doing the damage from the batter’s box. “I thought it was key the way we came out in game two, especially after struggling a little bit offensively in game one,” Sarbaugh said. The Clippers got on the board in the first thanks to a Cord Phelps run scoring double before a power surge ensued over the next two innings. Jerad Head and Luke Carlin belted home runs of the solo and two-run variety respectively in the bottom of the second before Wes Hodges and Phelps added three and two run blasts of their own in the third. Second baseman Jason Kipnis and first basemen Hodges led the way offensively for the Clippers with three hits apiece and combined for five runs batted in between them. Kipnis credited the team’s boost in production from game one to two to their change in mindset. “I think everyone started to loosen up on the day and it kind of clicked in that we had to go back to our approaches,” he said. “We just had to step back, look at our pitch selection that we were swinging at and I think once guys started to do that you started to see better at bats, harder contact and more runs scored.” That they did. The Clippers ran IronPigs’ starter Brian Bass from the mound after just two innings in which they tagged him for eight earned runs on nine hits. After the Clippers cooled off, the IronPigs took a run at the 10-0 Columbus lead with two runs in the fourth, three runs in the fifth and one in the sixth, but ultimately fell short as the Clippers took game two by a score of 12-6. Scott Barnes got the job done on the mound for Columbus giving up 5 runs on 7 hits in 5 innings of work to earn his second victory of the year. “He ran into a little bit of trouble in some innings where he wasn’t getting ahead of hitters,” Sarbaugh said of Barnes’ performance. “It was a good game for him and I think it is definitely something he can build off of…there were a lot of positives from Scott today.” With the split of the doubleheader, the Clippers move to 23-7 on the year and Lehigh Valley is now 16-14. The two squads split the four game series with two wins a piece. The Clippers will return to action on Monday night as they welcome the Charlotte Knights to town for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch. read more