JC captain targets Rio

January 20, 2020

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first_imgWhen the 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships get under way tomorrow at 1 p.m. with the preliminary round of the boys’ Class One long jump, O’Brien Wasome of Jamaica College (JC) will have two targets. As captain of his school team, Wasome will be expecting to advance to the final and to repeat his 2015 victory. He will also be chasing a big goal: a place on the Jamaican team to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. To reach that goal, he needs to long-jump 8.15 metres, or further, before the period for seeking qualifying marks ends on July 11. If that were to happen at Championships, it would take him well past the Class One record of 7.87 metres set by Leon Gordon of Vere Technical High in 1993. It’s a task that isn’t daunting for the outgoing JC senior. “I’m looking forward to making the Olympic team,” he said with quiet assurance before a recent training session. He would also need to earn selection through his performance at the National Senior Championships. “My training is going good, so I’m putting in all the work,” said the Ruel James-coached athlete. Signs of the quality of his preparation came at the recent Carifta Trials, where he won the under-20 long jump with a distance of 7.59 metres. That is his best of the season so far. Wasome won both the Class One long jump and triple jump last year and is aiming to repeat. “I’m looking forward to breaking the long jump and triple jump records,” he said. The triple jump record belongs to his teammate, Clayton Brown, at 16.04 metres. Wasome won with a wind-aided jump of 16.24m but had a legal effort of exactly 16 metres. His 2015-winning long jump of 7.71 metres places him in joint second place on the all-time Champs performance list, with Neil Gardner of Wolmer’s Boys’ and Maurice Wignall of Calabar. They were second and third with jumps of 7.71 and 7.68 metres, respectively, when Gordon set the record in 1993. Wignall produced a 7.71m of his own at Boys’ Championships in 1994. One of Wasome’s prime rivals may miss the five-day Championship. Alrick Ottey of Cornwall College did the Class One long/triple jump double at Western Championships and produced a big jump of 7.46 metres on grass at the STETHS Invitational. However, he was injured at the Carifta Trials in the triple jump.last_img read more


EU Provides €2M to Fight Ebola Outbreak

January 18, 2020

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first_imgThe European Commission (EU) Liberia office last weekend announced an allocation of additional €2 million to respond to the worst Ebola outbreak ever recorded in human history.According to a statement issued Wednesday by the EU office in Liberia, the amount brings the Commission’s aid to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa to €3.9 million. “The level of contamination on the ground remains extremely worrying and we need to scale up our action before many more lives are lost,” said Kristalina Georgieva, the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response said. “I want to pay tribute to the health workers, who strive around the clock to help the victims, and prevent further contagion, often at serious risk to their own lives, she declared. The EU itself has deployed experts to the affected countries to help assess the situation and coordinate with the authorities. “But we need a sustained effort from the international community to help West Africa deal with this Ebola menace,” she added. The statement said that the additional EU funding, which will be channelled through the office of the WHO, Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF), and the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), will help contain the spread of the epidemic, and provide immediate healthcare to the affected communities.WHO is providing equipment and advice to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH/SW) as well as coordination and epidemiological surveillance, while MSF is supporting the clinical management of cases,  including the isolation of patients and psychosocial support, and the tracing of suspected cases.For its part, IFRC is supporting National Red Cross societies to promote community awareness and preventative hygiene measures and providing safe burial of Ebola victims.The Ebola epidemic is taking a devastating toll on the Mano River Union (MRU) countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. To date, the outbreak has seen 1,200 cases and 670 deaths, including many health workers. According to the statement, the risk of the virus spreading to Europe is currently low, since most cases are in remote areas in the affected countries, and those who are ill with the disease or who are contacts are encouraged to remain isolated.The EU statement, however,  said the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is keeping the situation constantly under review, and has issued several Rapid Risk Assessments providing guidance on how to proceed if suspected cases were detected in the EU. To date no cases have been detected among returning travelers in Europe, the statement added. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Purpose Foundation to Restore Smiles to Orphans, Girls

January 14, 2020

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first_imgPurpose Foundation with kids at the orphanage in Gardnersville.It is commonly said that children who have lost their parents conceal their sadness, pain and isolation because they can no longer feel the tenderness of a father and a mother.More often than not, according to some child development experts  such experience creates feelings of bitterness, which affects their upbringing. But, such children do have important needs which if met could enable them achieve their highest potential with their God-given talents.For this reason, a team of three vibrant young ladies has set out on a journey to restore the lost smiles of these children in the Gardnersville Orphanage through their organization, Purpose Foundation.The team includes Angelica S. Perry, co-founder and executive director; Christo Gorpudolo, program officer; and Christine T. Dono, administrative officer.The mission of the organization is geared towards empowering young women and children, with special emphasis on orphans, so that they can discover their life’s purpose and live up to their fullest potential.At the official launch of the organization on Saturday, January 6, at the Monrovia Christian Fellowship on 9th Street, Christine Dono told the audience that the day marked a milestone as it was set aside to motivate, entertain, share and raise funds to reach out to the less fortunate.Purpose Foundation Executive Director, Angel S. Perry.Giving an overview of the foundation, executive director Perry said the their primary targets are women, children and orphans.For a start, she said the foundation raised U$1,000 to implement two of their projects. “We are working with young SGBV survivors under the theme ‘Building self-esteem and confidence in SGBV survivors’ and ‘Every child matters’ through seminars,” she said.“We are also working with orphans to assist with their basic needs by providing them with food, clothes, school materials and hygiene items among others.”In addition to the two programs, she said, “This year, we intend to establish ‘Girls Mentoring Clubs’ in faith-based high schools, survival training for orphans and empowerment conferences for women and girls.”She said the Purpose Foundation has formed a partnership with the Mount Calvary International Orphanage in Gardnersville, adding that the foundation will extend assistance to the orphanage once the financial and training resources are made available.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Fort St. John building numbers surge ahead of 2012

January 11, 2020

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first_imgThat left the year-to-date total this year at $56.4 million, as opposed to $42.1 million last year. The city’s revenue numbers are also well ahead of last year. The seven month 2013 total is at $284,500, compared to just $212,200 in 2012.- Advertisement –last_img


For Brown, everything is in place

December 29, 2019

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Even Brown has some surprises. On this day, he’s wearing an orange pullover Texas jacket, jeans and tennis shoes with no socks. He hates socks, by the way. This isn’t the Mack Brown most Texas fans saw before this year. He always has been like this, of course, but it’s amazing how quickly perceptions can change when you break a five-year losing streak to rival Oklahoma and make it to the national championship game. Texas plays USC on Wednesday in the Rose Bowl, the BCS title game. The knock on Brown in his first seven years at Texas was that he was too nice. A great recruiter who couldn’t win the big games. “Mr. February” they called him, in recognition of the top-tier recruiting classes he’d bring in, but which ended up being the highlight of the year when the Longhorns lost to OU and were relegated to the Holiday Bowl or the Cotton Bowl, left out of the Bowl Championship Series. “I don’t think it was ever true. But I think people get perceptions,” Brown said. “(USC coach) Pete Carroll smiles all the time and people say he’s too nice too, but now that he’s winning, now that we’re winning, everybody says, ‘Boy, their kids love ’em.’ ” That nice-guy image had become so pervasive that two of the top recruits in the state – Adrian Peterson of Palestine, Texas, and quarterback Rhett Bomar of Grand Prairie, Texas – cited it as a reason they chose Oklahoma over Texas. AUSTIN, Texas – At first glance, everything inside Mack Brown’s office seems perfectly placed. The giant cowhide rug is centered, his desk is neat, even the view from the leather couch where most visitors sit, is perfect, with a large, wide window that opens to Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium. It’s at second and third glance though, that you realize Brown isn’t quite as square as you might’ve been led to believe from his nicely pressed pants and shirts and all those pitch-perfect, homespun quotes he so often regales the horde of media who cover his Texas football team with. It’s hard to say when the perception of Mack Brown began to change, but it was long before Texas finally broke through and ended its five-game losing streak to Oklahoma this season. Most people think it started near the end of last season, when Brown started campaigning for the Longhorns to make it into the BCS with their 10-1 record. At the time, the BCS had come under fire because one of the top three unbeaten teams in the country – Oklahoma, USC or Auburn – was going to be left out of the national title game, and another worthy team – California, Texas or Utah – was going to be left out of the BCS altogether. Texas had drawn the short straw in that equation the year before, when Kansas State upset Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship game, knocking the Longhorns out of the BCS and back to the Holiday Bowl, where they suffered an embarrassing loss to Washington State. Brown didn’t want that to happen again, and it didn’t. Texas played in the Rose Bowl and beat Michigan with a stirring second-half comeback. Cal (then 10-1) was sent to the Holiday Bowl, and promptly lost to Texas Tech. “Our team was having to answer questions, for a two-week period before the Texas A&M game, about (how,) ‘You’re going to get left out again,’ ” Brown said. “So what I told them was, ‘Quit answering that question. You beat A&M and you’re 10-1 and I’ll step up for you.’ That’s simply all I did. There was such a big hullabaloo made out of it, though. “I didn’t say anything about Cal, I didn’t say anything about anybody else. In fact, I voted Cal in my top five or top six in the polls. I thought there was such an uproar about it, it was really foolish, because what an awful thing for a coach to speak well of his team after it just won its 10th game, and it’s ranked in the top five. “It’s amazing that as I looked around this year every coach was standing up for their team and nobody thought anything about it. … so maybe I helped. Maybe I’ve made it OK for a coach to stand up for his team.” Beating Michigan in the Rose Bowl was Texas’ first BCS victory and elevated the Longhorns’ national reputation. Texas had ended on a high note, as a team to watch this season with a Heisman Trophy candidate in quarterback Vince Young. Their confidence swelled, as did Brown’s. He seemed more assured, and not just because Texas gave him a 10-year, $26-million contract in December 2004. His players have noticed a difference. “He’s like a totally different coach from when I first got here,” junior defensive back Michael Griffin. “This year, he’s just so focused. He’s more outspoken. There’s a swagger to him.” In other words, Brown was still nice, but not too nice. No one seems to have benefited more from that change in attitude than Young, who just a year and a half ago was encouraged by one local columnist in Austin, Texas, to switch from quarterback to wide receiver after a bad game. After that game, Brown and an assistant coach brought Young in and made him watch a highlight tape of himself in high school and some big plays he’d made at Texas. They reminded him what he was capable of and let him know they were sticking with him. The results of that pep talk speak for themselves. “We were uptight,” Young said. “We had a lot of guys pointing fingers at each other after we got our butts whopped against OU, but after that, things started changing. We wanted to get it done for coach Brown. He put a lot out there for us and people thought it was his fault, but it wasn’t. It was ours.” The road back For Brown, the fact that his “niceness” is even a topic of national discussion is the most gratifying part of this season, because it means the Longhorns are back in the national spotlight. When he took over the program in 1997, the Longhorns had just endured a 4-7 season under John Mackovic. Ticket sales had fallen to $8.7 million in 1997 (Texas netted $20.0 million in 2004), the alumni base had splintered and the Longhorns had fallen out of the top echelon of national programs. Brown had just led North Carolina to a 10-1 record and a No. 7 national ranking. It wasn’t easy to leave North Carolina. His wife, Sally, had built a successful real-estate business, his kids were in school and he’d just signed a stellar recruiting class. At first, Brown wasn’t interested in the Texas job, but when North Carolina balked at giving him a 10-year contract extension – and administrators told him to interview for the Texas job so they could match any offer – his thinking began to change. Brown was among a handful of candidates who interviewed, but the search stopped after he met with the committee. Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds offered him the job right after his interview. “Mack Brown completely blew the committee away. It was not a case of of one guy doing something wrong, it was simply that Mack was everything that was right,” legendary Texas coach Darrell Royal, who was on the search committee, wrote in Brown’s 2001 book, “One Heartbeat.” One of Brown’s first tasks when he took over the program was to enlist Royal’s help and make him more visible. Royal won three national titles between 1963 and 1970. “I asked him, ‘Help me with what’s wrong? Why haven’t you won for a while?’ And he said, ‘The University of Texas is the alums, the administration, the high school coaches, the media,” Brown recalled. “‘It’s like there’s a big box of BBs and we’ve dropped the box and everybody scattered everywhere. If you can ever get all those BBs back in the box, you’re going to be fine, because this can be a powerful place.’ ” Brown followed the advice to a T. He met with alumni groups, spoke at Longhorns functions, was accessible to the media, invited former players back and renewed relations with the state’s 1,200 high school coaches. According to Randy Quisenberry, football coach at Midland Lee High, the change from the previous staff to Brown’s was startling. “They opened everything up and I think it’s opened a lot of doors for them in recruiting,” Quisenberry said. “He really won over all the high school coaches. They wanted you to feel like you could come up any time. When you go up there, you can get right down in the drills and ask as many questions as you want. “Before, when I’d go up to UT, I almost felt that we were a nuisance and I think the other coaches did, too. Sometimes, with big-time programs like Texas, the high school coaches can feel like they’re getting snubbed. Like, ‘You can come out, but go stand over in the corner.’ … But it’s not like that now. They’ve created an atmosphere where people feel like they really care about the high school coaches.” Dipped and vaccinated When recruits come to visit, they find new, state-of-the art facilities. The plans for the Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletics Center were drawn up during Mackovic’s reign, but it was Brown, and his wife, who had the most influence over the final product. One of the things Brown insisted on was building a trophy room to showcase all of the Longhorns’ traditions and accomplishments. Earl Campbell’s 1977 Heisman Trophy and Ricky Williams’ 1998 Heisman Trophy are prominently displayed. Before, Campbell’s Heisman was only accessible to be viewed by former lettermen. Downstairs, the walls are lined by photos of great moments in Longhorns history and great players. Even riding in the elevator is an experience. It plays “Eyes of Texas” on the way down and the Texas fight song on the way up. The locker room is 200 feet from the stadium. A huge set of longhorns are hung near the exit of the building, where players touch them for luck before they run onto the playing field. “We really felt like an appreciation for past coaches and past players was important,” Brown said. “The place you take over is really molded by somebody else. The truth is, we’re only visiting.” Maybe so, but in the eyes of Royal, one of the most popular public figures in the state, Brown has earned the right to be called a Texan. Early in his time at Texas, Royal gave Brown a “T ring,” an honor only attainable by Texas football lettermen. Brown protested, saying he wasn’t worthy of such an honor. “I hadn’t done a thing yet,” Brown said. When he first put it on, he put it on backward, with the “T” facing him, not outwards. “He corrected me,” Brown said. “He said, `It’s not for you, it’s for everyone else. … That meant a lot to me. It was like him saying, you’re part of the family now. You’ve been dipped and vaccinated.” The way Brown sees it, there are a handful of programs in college football that should be good every year and belong in the national spotlight. ” ‘SC should be a factor, they weren’t for a while. Texas should be a factor, Ohio State should be a factor, Alabama, Michigan,” Brown said. “What I feel now is that we’re back in the game. Texas should be in the game.” Just then, Brown looks up and over his shoulder at the view of the stadium. He takes a momentary pause as if pondering some thought. “You know, when you get older, you want to win every game, but you realize it’s not only about that,” he said. “It’s about the kids and the role models. All that’s more important. I would want to win the game for the state and for the fans who are so obsessed with winning the national championship. And for the kids, because it would be a lifetime dream for them.” Ramona Shelburne, (818) 713-3617 ramona.shelburne@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img In the right-hand corner of the room, a cowboy hat, given to him by the cowboys who take care of Bevo, Texas’ mascot, sits atop a mounted steer head. Beneath it is a giant Texas football helmet constructed with LEGOs. And on the left side of the room, a golf hole has been cut in the floor, with a flag given to Brown by Phil Mickelson. “As you can tell, we’re a little different,” Brown joked. “We’re like a little museum, I guess.” last_img

PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES

December 27, 2019

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first_imgPortsalon Golf ClubResultsIt was a case of the weather winning throughout the week as the rain and winds blew across the sandy banks of Portsalon golf course. The numbers playing during the week were well down on previous weeks. However the brave, the seasoned and enthusiastic golfers still managed to get the round completed. The winner of the Wednesday open played on 11th May was Stephen Connolly (6) 37 points , Runner up D P Logue (5) 35 points, 3rd John Goudie (23) 31 points . The CSS was 36 points. On Saturday 21st the winner of the open gents competition was Gareth Mc Larnon (14) 38pts runner up Donal Barrett (16) 34pts Gross John Shields (3) 31 points The CSS was 33 points. Sunday the weather conditions were not favourable and only a few brave and dedicated golfers took to the ‘Banks’ the winner was Kevin Mc Fadden with 34 points. The CSS was 34 points non counting. EventsOn Saturday 21st May there is a gents open 18 hole stableford competition. On Sunday 22nd May there is a members competition and on Wednesday 25TH May there is an open gents 18 hole stableford competition A time sheet is in operation for all competitions at Portsalon Golf Club, contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at portsalongolfclub.comDonegal Minor LeagueThe Portsalon golf club’s Donegal Minor League team teed off on Saturday last in the first round first leg match. The Portsalon team under the direction of club President Willie Mc Cleary travelled to Rosapenna Golf Club and came away with a three matches to two victory. Ulster FourballOn Sunday the Ulster Fourball team entertained Nuromore Golf Club Co Monaghan on Sunday last and under the leadership of Garret Horkin the Portsalon team came away with a four matches to one victory in this first leg match..Donegal LeagueThe team events will continue on Sunday 23rd with John Logue leading his team in this seasons Donegal League match. The visitors to Portsalon is Redcastle golf club. The first tee is reserved for the Donegal League match from 2.30 – 3.30Donegal Links Classic Time is running out to book your place on this years Donegal Links Classic. The event is scheduled for May 30th ,31st and June 1st and played at Ballyliffen, Portsalon and Rosapenna golf courses.To avoid disappointment and to gain an entry into this magnificent golfing event contact Ballyliffen Golf Club on 074 9376119Mixed FoursomesThe Portsalon mixed foursomes team travelled to Dunfanaghy golf club for the qualifying competition on Sunday last. Playing in adverse weather conditions the Portsalon team under the joint captain’s Marie Gilligan & Kevin Mc Gonagle failed by the narrowest margins to qualify. The joint captains would like to thank all who attended the mixedfoursomes practices rounds and those who travelled on Sunday last.Match Play. Entries are now been taken for the 2011 singles and doubles match play events. In order to have your name included in the dray for both events your entry fee must be paid at the time of entry.Divot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenance.Tee ReservedMembers should note that the first tee will be reserved on Sunday from10.30 to 10.48 a from 11.33 to 12.18 and from 2.30 to 3.30 .PlacingOur green keeper John Shields would like to inform all members and visitors that placing on fairways has ended.PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 16th, 2011 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)last_img read more


MINISTER McGINLEY CONFIRMS NEW HELIPAD FOR TORY ISLAND

December 25, 2019

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first_imgTORY Island is to get a new helipad.Dinny McGinley, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht Affairs, has today approved a grant of €8,000 to Donegal County Council to proceed immediately with the planning process to provide a helipad on the Co Donegal island.If no unforeseen difficulties arise in obtaining permission, it is envisaged that work will commence on the proposed helipad during 2013. Minister McGinley told Donegal Daily: “In the interests of health and safety it is absolutely essential to have such a facility on Tory Island.“Many of our islands, particularly in the West already have not alone helipads, but airstrips. Tory, being one of the remotest of our inhabited islands, is entitled to this facility and I am hopeful that it will be a reality in the near future. It will be of benefit not only to the islanders, but to the general economy of the island.” MINISTER McGINLEY CONFIRMS NEW HELIPAD FOR TORY ISLAND was last modified: December 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:MINISTER McGINLEY CONFIRMS NEW HELIPAD FOR TORY ISLANDlast_img read more


‘Classical meets Trad’ at Conwal this Sunday

December 22, 2019

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first_imgA concert with a difference is promised at Conwal Church in Letterkenny on Sunday afternoon, featuring the Donegal Chamber Orchestra, brilliant young trad group Coirm and virtuoso musician Tom Byrne.It’s a ‘Classical meets Trad’ concert, organised by the Donegal Chamber Music Society. Classical suites will rub shoulders with traditional tunes, and the violin and cello will share the limelight with the fiddle and mouth organ.The concert presents one of the most novel musical programmes of the year in Donegal. Tom Byrne will take the lead on mouthorgan on two much-loved pieces by Kreisler, ‘Liebesleid’ and ‘Liebesfrued’. Classical and trad will meet when DCO and Coirm join forces to play a piece by Zoe Conway, ‘Suaimhneas’, written specially for Coirm.Fittingly on Mother’s Day, the DCO’s set will include ‘Ten Pieces for Children’ by Bartok, arranged by Weiner. They will also play a selection from the ‘Carmen Suites’ by Bizet.Coirm, brought together by Paul Harrigan of Letterkenny trad school Ceol na Coille, will perform ‘Failte an Earraigh’, a commissioned work for them from Altan’s Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh.Paul Harrigan said he’s really looking forward to the concert. “I’m delighted that Coirm are getting the chance to share this platform with the Donegal Chamber Orchestra, who must be among the leading string ensembles in the country. It’s a wonderful learning experience for our young trad players.“Of course we’re already seeing crossover between classical and trad in Donegal. There are quite a few young musicians doing both. A concert like this helps to broaden the horizons of everyone involved.”DCO conductor Victor Yelamo, a cellist himself, said the concert programme will bring listeners “from the cafes of central Europe to streets closer to the Río de la Plata” of South America.“The DCO will present Bartok and Bizet, Coirm will have those new traditional pieces, and the brilliant Tom Byrne will bring us those Kreisler pieces on mouthorgan but also the music of Argentinian tango king Astor Piazzolla on the accordion. It’s promises to be a wonderful afternoon.”The Donegal Chamber Music Society wishes to thank the parish of Conwal and Gartan parish for their generosity in making Conwal Church available. The concert is organised in association with the Donegal Music Education Partnership (DMEP) and Ceol na Coille. Admission to the concert is €10 (€5 concession), payable at the door. The concert starts at 3pm.‘Classical meets Trad’ at Conwal this Sunday was last modified: March 10th, 2018 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)last_img read more


The Warriors just sent a not-so-kind message to the rest of the NBA

December 20, 2019

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first_imgThe Warriors have certainly beaten good teams this season. They’ve even posted some blowout wins, too.But on Tuesday, Golden State did something that they had not done the entire 2018-19 season: They blew out a top contender to their crown.The Warriors’ 142-111 win over the Nuggets was a complete evisceration, highlighted by a near-perfect (and NBA record) 51-point first quarter. It was the kind of lopsided victory that was once commonplace for the “lightyears ahead” Dubs, but it came as a …last_img read more


16 Free Circle Transitions for Video Editors

December 12, 2019

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first_imgGive your footage a bold burst of life and motion with this collection of sixteen FREE circle transitions.It’s easier than ever to give your footage a customized look with these sixteen FREE circle transitions for your next video editing project. These HD circle transitions can be used for anything from general video transitions to logo reveals. Here’s a quick demo of the circle transitions in action (featuring “We’re Taking Off” from the PremiumBeat royalty free music library).How to Use the Free Circle TransitionsWhile these circle transitions can be used in any video editing software, the easiest way to utilize them is in After Effects. This quick tutorial shows us how to use these transitions (and you can follow along with the steps below).Step 1: Layer your ClipsSimply place the first clip over your second clip. If you don’t get the order right, the transition won’t work correctly.Step 2: Add the TransitionPlace your desired transition footage on top of the first clip. Move the clip all the way to the very end of the footage.Step 3: Set the Luma MatteClick on the small box next to your blending modes and set the track matte to Luma Matte Inverted. This will activate the transition. You can now preview and export your footage.If you want to download these free circle transitions, simply click the download link below. Your file will be downloaded as a .zip file that can be easily uncompressed.These free assets are available to use in any commercial project. They are not to be redistributed or resold. DOWNLOAD 16 FREE CIRCLE TRANSITIONSDo you use shape transitions in your work? Share your experience in the comments below.last_img read more