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Williams powers JC to hockey title

first_imgJamaica College hockey star Jahmar Williams did not have the best start to the season as he struggled to find his form in the preliminary round.However, the youngster rose to the occasion when it mattered most, scoring both goals in their 2-0 semi-final win over Munro on Wednesday, which booked his team’s spot in the ISSA/Jamaica Hockey Federation under-19 schoolboys hockey final.Then in yesterday’s decider at the Mona Astro Turf, the forward netted the game’s only goal – two minutes from the end (58th), to help the Old Hope Road school win the championship for the third year in succession with a 1-0 win over Campion College.”It’s a good feeling (to score winning goal in final). Coach always tell us what we do in training, we are going to do in the match. He told me to stand at the back line and when the ball comes, I should give it my all and that’s what I did,” Williams told The Gleaner after the game.Williams’ start to the season was not the most eye-catching but as the competition wore on, he got better and better and in the play-offs he turned up trumps for his school.”I started (season) on a low but I got in the groove, and as a result, I scored four goals (for the season). I could have played better (in final), but I got the winning goal and that’s all the team needed,” he said.GREAT GOALKEEPINGThe champions had the better of the game from the start, but inspired goalkeeping from Sean-Paul McPherson kept the game scoreless. Campion also had their chances, but could not capitalise. With the game heading for penalties, Williams combined with Chevaun Stanley before guiding his shot past McPherson in the Campion goal”We tried really hard in the first-half, but the Campion goalkeeper made some brilliant saves, but at JC, we never doubt ourselves we say just believe and you will achieve,” added the player, who has two more seasons with the team.Winning coach Kemar Mitchell said he expected a tough match.”Coming in the tournament Campion was one of the strongest teams. We tried to score early, but I told the guys to just wait patiently and the goal will come,” he said.last_img read more

Bulldogs gain yet another believer

first_imgPhillips shadowed Gay everywhere, forcing him into a miserable shooting night (4 of 24 from the field). Bulldogs forward Nigel Ajere scored a game-high 24 points with nine rebounds, and Trevon Harmon finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists, but Phillips was worth more than just the seven points he contributed. “Torey is an unsung hero,” Tucker said. “He doesn’t get enough credit for what he does night in and night out. “I know Trevon and Nigel get a lot of credit, but Torey is our blue-collar guy who just stopped a big-time Division I player, so what does that say about him?” Another big factor was inserting 6-foot-8 sophomore Joseph Henson into the starting lineup. With Henson (10 points and 12 rebounds) in the middle to go with the Bulldogs’ other big guys, they were simply too athletic for the Parrots, scoring in transition and finishing dunks like an afternoon pick-up game. The Bulldogs led, 24-10, after the opening quarter and kept pulling away, leading 64-37 with 4:56 left. “They were so athletic, everything was above the rim,” Parrots coach Brad Katz said. fred.robledo@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – The expression on D.J. Gay’s face was priceless, and so were the words that came out of his mouth. Listening to the Sun Valley Poly guard speak after the Pasadena High School boys basketball team dealt the Parrots a 79-57 loss in Thursday’s CIF Southern California Regional quarterfinal was like listening to a guy talk about an urban legend. Outside the San Gabriel Valley, PHS is a mystery to most. “We heard they were good, but we didn’t know they were that good,” said the San Diego State-bound Gay, who averages 29 points, but was limited to 14 in the loss. center_img “We didn’t expect them to come out and jump all over us the way they did. If they go on to play Fairfax, that’s going to be a heck of a game.” Tim Tucker, coach of the 32-2 Bulldogs, wanted the opportunity to take on top-ranked Fairfax (25-5) in the Division I State tournament, and he will get his wish. Fairfax defeated M.L. King, 80-68. Pasadena, winners of 21 consecutive games, will be at Fairfax on Saturday, playing for the right to advance to next week’s regional final at Pauley Pavilion. “We didn’t get the chance to play Artesia, Mater Dei or any of the big teams this year,” Tucker said. “We know we’re good, and people are starting to tell us we’re pretty good, but you really don’t know until you play one of the great teams, and that’s what Fairfax is,” Tucker said. “They’re the best in the division and you have to go through them.” Torey Phillips had some help, but the Bulldogs’ lockdown specialist had the responsibility of containing Gay, who scored 43 points in the Parrots’ State opener. last_img read more

Highway 29 closed due to vehicle fire

first_imgThe vehicle is a full sized picker style truck with a trailer and is fully engulfed on the roadway. The occupants of the vehicle were unharmed. Because the truck is outside of the fire protection area, it will be allowed to burn. Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes to Hudson’s Hope and Chetwynd as the highway will be closed for quite some time.- Advertisement –last_img

Woman who accuses Brazil’s Neymar of rape gives details in TV interview

first_img0Shares0000Brazil’s Neymar (L), Qatar’s Assim Madebo (C) and Qatar’s Salem Alhajri vie for the ball during a friendly football match in Brasilia ahead of Brazil 2019 Copa America © AFP / EVARISTO SARIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Jun 6 – Brazilians for the first time late Wednesday heard from the woman who says that football superstar Neymar sexually assaulted her at a Paris hotel.Extracts of a televised interview with Najila Trindade Mendes de Souza, the alleged victim, aired just one hour before Neymar was about to enter the pitch for a friendly game between Brazil’s national team and Qatar in the capital Brasilia. “It was aggression together with rape,” said the woman in an interview broadcast on the SBT network. The full interview is scheduled to air on Monday.Trindade, who says she works as a model, acknowledged that she initially liked Neymar — full name Neymar da Silva Santos Junior — and wanted to have sex with him.The football megastar paid for a plane ticket to bring her from Brazil and put her up in a Paris hotel.Things changed dramatically at their first encounter, Trindade said. “He was aggressive, totally different than the boy that I got to know on the messages.“Since I really wanted to be with him I said, OK, I’m going to try to handle this,” she said.After some kissing and caressing “he started to hit me … then he began to hurt me a lot, and I asked him to stop because it hurt.”According to Trindade, Neymar apologized, but then continued hurting her while they had sex.Separately, the G1 news website reported that police have a video that Trindade recorded of an alleged second encounter between the two. The contents were not made public.Neymar, who was transferred to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona for a world-record 222 million euros ($248.5 million) in 2017, wrote on Instagram that the evening’s game would be the most difficult of his career “due to the circumstances.”In the end he only lasted 20 minutes in the game, and limped off the field aided by two members of the team’s support staff with an ice pack wrapped around his ankle.– Brazil’s talk of the town –Since the scandal exploded over the weekend the story has dominated the news in Brazil, as fans fear that Neymar’s troubles will affect their team’s performance in the upcoming Copa America — South America’s continental championship, which Brazil is hosting and last won in 2007.Brazil’s national coach Tite said he had no plans to drop the striker.“Neymar is a different kind of player that I’ll want in the team until the last moment because of his talent.”When asked how the striker was feeling, Tite — visibly moved — said: “I just want the situation to resolve itself, I’m not taking sides. I want it to be resolved by hard work”Neymar, who insists on his innocence, published a video stating that he was the victim of entrapment.In the same video he also posted intimate WhatsApp messages he said he had received from his accuser and photographs of her topless in a bed.One of the most colorful phrases of the exchange was “Good morning, object of my libido” – which has quickly become an online catchphrase across Brazil.– ‘Forgive that girl’ –Brazil’s football chief said Wednesday that Neymar would play in the Copa America, which kicks off on June 14, despite the rape allegations, although the late Wednesday injury may change those plans.The scandal caps a troubled season for the player, on and off the field. It has ben marred by a recurring injury, two separate suspensions for insulting a referee and hitting a fan, and the loss of Brazil’s captaincy in the Copa.Neymar’s father has claimed his son was the victim of a blackmail attempt, which the accuser’s former lawyers have rejected.Adding to Neymar’s woes is a police investigation into the publication of intimate information in his Instagram video without the woman’s permission. Such an offense carries a maximum five-year jail term.Neymar’s mother Nadine Goncalves posted an emotional message on Instagram on Tuesday urging her son to “forgive that girl” and “return to Jesus”.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Heading out in Letterkenny this weekend? Check out these venues

first_imgSister SarasSister Saras on the Port road have a very exciting weekend lined up, with DJ Marty, a world class DJ who has worked with the world’s top labels, on the decks tonight. Spooktacular cocktails and an electric atmosphere are promised.Need an excuse to get dressed up tomorrow night? Sister Saras are having a fancy dress night, with prizes going for the best male and female costume. DJ Tubbsy will be blasting tunes late into the night. For more information click here.Tír na NógTír na Nóg is to play host to Smokie and the Bandit tonight, and the Hugo McLaughlin Tribute Band tomorrow night. Although fancy dress is optional, a prize is going for the best Hugo Lookalike costume! Halloween not your thing but your friends are making you come along anyway? No worries, as Tír na Nóg will be showing sports on all of their screens!For more click here.Dry Arch InnTonight the Bradley Brothers will be taking to the stage. Fancy doing your own singing? They’re firing up the karaoke machine tomorrow night – and you could even win a prize for it!There are prizes for the best costume and most entertaining karaoke entrant. Lots of traditional party games will be happening too!For more information click here. Heading out in Letterkenny this weekend? Check out these venues was last modified: October 29th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:barDry Arch InnHalloweenletterkennySister Sara’sTir na Noglast_img read more

DUNGLOE EARN THE LOCAL BRAGGING RIGHTS AFTER WIN OVER NAOMH MUIRE

first_imgDungloe earned the local bragging rights after defeating neighbours Naomh Muire in the All-County Division Two at the Banks yesterday. Naomh Muire went into this game on the back of a fine run of form winning their last four matches and were confident of finally putting one over their local rivals Dungloe.However it was the experience of Dungloe that got them over the line against a youthful Naomh Muire side. With a strong wind dictating play goals were always going to be crucial in game were there was very little between the two sides.It was Dungloe that got the goals through former county star Adrian Sweeney and Mark Clerkin.The game finished – Dungloe 2-09 Naomh Mhuire 0-09The win now puts Dungloe right back in the mix for promotion while the defeat has dented Naomh Muire’s hopes of gaining promotion to Division One. DUNGLOE EARN THE LOCAL BRAGGING RIGHTS AFTER WIN OVER NAOMH MUIRE was last modified: September 2nd, 2013 by StephenShare 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:All-County LeagueDivision TwodungloeGAANAOMH MUIREThe Bankslast_img read more

Capturing the Cinematic Moment: Creative Uses for a Color Meter

first_imgColor has long been one of the primary tools filmmakers use to communicate aspects of their characters and the worlds they live in.Bernardo Bertolucci and Vittorio Storaro used a striking and effective color palette in The Last Emperor, with each period of the protagonist’s life painted in a specific color.Rodrigo Prieto went even further in 2004’s Alexander, using color infrared film stock to capture the moment when Alexander is almost killed fighting in India. The trees turn a vivid red, the skin tones are desaturated, the sky is white, and blood turns a grotesque yellow.Image via Alexander (Warner Bros).Image via Alexander (Warner Bros).Since the release of these films, this color effect has been emulated many times. Star Trek Into Darkness recreated a similar palette with makeup and production design rather than infrared film stock — to envision a primitive alien planet. They probably did this to create a more consistent, predictable result. The color changing effects of color infrared film stock are only apparent once the film gets developed.Image via Star Trek Into Darkness (Paramount).I got my hands on a color meter recently, and I wondered if I could do the same thing with RGB lighting. A color meter gives precise readings for colors, and by manipulating the lighting on my main character, I was going to attempt to shift the colors of the scene to create an otherworldly feel.Most RGB lights have settings for hue, saturation, and intensity. What I needed to do was find the color value of the background (that I couldn’t change) and use that to calculate the color the subject should be.I measured the color of the leaves by placing a leaf over the color meter sensor and got a hue reading of 75 (yellow/green). If I was going to have to shift this to zero (red), I would have to shift it down by 75. So, if I wanted to arrive at a skin tone value of around 25, after the shift of -75, I set out to light my subject at a value of 100 (blue/green).The first few experiments were contaminated by sunlight, so we built a tent from duvetyne and added more lights.Finally, we were able to get the correct value. After taking the raw footage into Resolve, I decreased the hue value by 75 and got a shot very reminiscent of Prieto’s Alexander.There are downsides to this technique — you need to be able to light your subject separately from the background, and RGB lights aren’t (yet) as bright as daylight or tungsten sources, but there is a great deal of possibility in this technique to manipulate your color palette, far beyond what was previously possible.I have since exported this look as a LUT and loaded it into my monitor. I can now view this effect in real time and have more control on set.A color meter can open up a new world in measuring and manipulating color on set. Combined with RGB LEDs and raw video capture, the only limit is your imagination.Cover image via Star Trek Into Darkness (Paramount).Looking for more on film and video production? Check out these articles.Working with a Green Screen Is Easier than Ever — Here’s WhyInside the Electric Department: Lighting, Tools, and Safety Skills7 Tutorials to Add that “Cinematic” Look to Your Videos355 Free Motion Graphics, Sound Effects, Action Elements and MoreNew York vs. Los Angeles: Which City Is Better for Filmmakers?last_img read more

Report Strengthens Case for Future U.S. Visa for Modi

first_imgThe prospect of keeping Mr. Modi out of the United States is looking dimmer and dimmer. Related Itemslast_img

U.S. Expresses Concern at Mumbai Terror Attack Accused Hafiz Saeed’s Release in Pakistan

first_imgThe United States called on Pakistan to arrest militant Hafiz Saeed, believed to be the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, following his release earlier this week. U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration has been putting pressure on Pakistan to take stronger action against terrorism growing on its homeland.“The United States is deeply concerned that LeT leader Hafiz Saeed has been released from house arrest in Pakistan. The LeT is a designated foreign terrorist organization responsible for the death of hundreds of innocent civilians in terrorist attacks, including a number of American citizens. The Pakistani government should make sure that he is arrested and charged for his crimes,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said.“Nine years after 26/11, its mastermind still eludes justice. It is time to rescind Pakistan’s status as a major non-NATO ally,” top counter-terrorism expert Bruce Riedel told PTI.“In a word, the release is an outrage,” Alyssa Ayres, a former State Department official and currently with the Council on Foreign Relations, told the news agency.India has also condemned and expressed “outrage” at Saeed’s release. “India, as indeed the entire international community, is outraged that a self-confessed and UN proscribed terrorist is being allowed to walk free and continue with his evil agenda,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.Saeed was under house arrest since January 2017 but this week Pakistan court found that there was not enough evidence to continue his arrest. Saeed is the founder of the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), and has a $10 million bounty on him declared by the U.S. Justice Department. He has also been declared as a militant by the United Nations but enjoys freedom in Pakistan.Saeed is expected to join mainstream politics through the political party Milli Muslim League. The party was started by Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a front of the LeT.“Once he gets out and restarts all his activities and starts his work again, then we will announce what his plans for the political party are,” Jamaat-ud-Dawa’s information secretary Nadeem Awan said on Nov. 22.Saeed is lauded by some in his home country for being a spokesperson against Indian “violence” in Kashmir. After his release, he said, “I fight the case of Kashmiris. I will gather the people from across the country for the cause of Kashmir. And we will try to help Kashmiris get their destination of freedom.”U.S. lawmakers recently pushed for declaring LeT and the Haqqani Network in the same category of the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA). A significant amount of aid given to Pakistan from the United States depends on the Secretary of State certifying that it is doing enough to stop the Haqqani network.“We can’t buy Pakistan’s loyalty,” Representative Ted Poe said. “They play everyone, whether it’s China or the terrorists or us.” Related ItemsPakistanTerrorismUnited Stateslast_img read more

PayTon Manning

first_imgFootball fans are taking umbrage at Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback Peyton Manning’s two-hour appearance at a Sweet 16 party at an undisclosed location in early March for a reported $200,000 fee. Deadspin.com reported Manning hid behind a cake with a baker’s hat to surprise the party girl and also published several photographs showing him dancing and posing for photos with guests.A spokesman acknowledged Manning participated in a “private appearance,” but disputed its characterization: “It wasn’t a ‘Sweet 16’ party. It was a corporate outing.” Manning also asserted that the fee figure was “way off” the mark.It’s ok Manning. We wouldn’t turn away 200 grand to grin and bear it for two hours either. The question we have is for the desi dude who splurged like that for a birthday bash. Sultry Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat also made a cameo appearance at the party and is captured in skits with Manning in several Deadspin.com photos.Hmm… wonder what her going rate for party events is? Please, daddy, we need to know….So who wants Hrithik Roshan and Derek Jeter for their Sweet 16?And anybody, know who this overindulgent desi dude is anyway?Deadspin.com on Manning’s Sweet 16 Party Cameo   Related Itemslast_img read more