Sprinter Wallace aiming to lift Immaculate

first_img COMPETING IN THREE EVENTS “I have been preparing well so far this season and I will be competing in three events, the 100m, 200m and 4×100 metres, and based on my times so far, especially in the 100m, I am very confident that I can make it to the finals. It is going to be tough, but I think I can do so,” said a very shy Wallace. Due to illness last year, she was unable to compete at Champs in her final year in Class Two, but now, she is anxious to do well. “I was very disappointed that I was not able to compete last year and I am determined to do well. My team members and coach have really motivated me and I do not want to let them down,” she added. Wallace is not new to the sports, as, at the prep school level, she was outstanding at Quest. “I was champion girl in my final year at prep school and that was a good foundation for me, and now in high school, I am really enjoying my training and we have come a far way. It is a bit hard, but nothing comes easy, and we have good coaches who are young but very understanding,” she said. Wallace has high hopes for her school. “I strongly believe we can make it into the top 10 and we are hoping that our supporters will come out and cheer for us as we are going to try our best, and whatever we do, we will do it to the best of our ability,” she concluded. With their very small squad, Immaculate High will be hoping to figure well at next week’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships and be among the top schools in the Corporate Area. The school has produced some outstanding athletes in the past, and coach Floyd Quarrie would be looking to Class Two sprinter Shaunelle Wallace to fly the school’s flag high. Wallace is expected to score points on the track for her school following good performances this season, including an 11.84 seconds win in the 100 metres at the Wint-McKenley meet at Calabar High. She topped a strong field to finish first overall in the 100 metres and could be among the finalists for the event who could even challenge for a medal. The Immaculate High star told The Gleaner on Thursday at the Stadium East field that her confidence is high going into the championships.last_img read more

Nimba United Defeats BYC, Moves to 2nd Position

first_imgThe Mountaineers of Nimba United on Friday moved to the second position on the national league after securing their fourth consecutive win against champion club Barrack Young Controllers at the Blue Field.Having lost 1-0 to the Go Blue Boys in the first leg at the North Star Stadium, the Mountaineers entered the second game with more pressure with striker Mustapha Lomell scoring the opener in the 3rd minute.Under pressure BYC who were last week booted out of the Knockout Competition, did all they could with right-back Prince Kennedy netting the equalizer in the 19th minute with a low ground shot that easily traveled between Nimba United defenders and gave the goalkeeper no chance.After the equalizer, the Go Blue Boys mounted more pressure on their opponents in search of a win on home ground, but the Mountaineers resisted and kept creating chances through forward Stanley Whitfield and midfielder Roberto Anderson. It was Anderson who later put his side back in the lead when he scored from the right corner post in the 45th minute.BYC made two substitutions in the second half, introduction skipper Van-Dave Harmon and forward Sam Jackson, but the changes did not give Coach Sannah the needed result.The win was Nimba United’s fourth consecutive in phase-two of the championship that moved the side to second position with 27 points out of 15 matches – leveled on points with 3rd place LISCR FC – with a goal difference.The Mountaineers will return to action on Thursday when they take on Holder FC after both teams were paired in the recent Knockout round-two draw.BYC on the other hand dropped to fifth position, having collected four points from their last four league matches.The team will now have a long absence because of the Knockout Competition and will return to championship action on June 11 against FC Fassel for the third time this season.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Highway 97S closed after collision

first_imgAt this time we have very little information about a two vehicle collision on 97S about 5km from Dawson Creek. We understand two semi-trucks collided head-on and the road is currently closed.If you have any further information, let us know by emailing news@mile0city.ca.- Advertisement –last_img

Letterkenny game developer launches Greenlight campaign for new game

first_imgLetterkenny based game development studio Timeslip Softworks is excited to reveal the launch of Greenlight and Kickstarter campaigns for their second game, Vigilantes.The studio was founded by Daithi Mc Hugh, a graduate of LYIT, who works with artists and voice actors from all over the world to create quality games, which are sold globally.Vigilantes is a turn based, combat role playing game, which shares a lot of common ground with chess. In Vigilantes, players assume the role of Sam Contino, a man who has decided to take a stand against organised crime in the fictional, declining city of Reiker. The studio’s Greenlight campaign is a bid to secure a distribution contract with Steam, the world’s largest PC game distributor.To be offered this contract, a large number of votes from Steam users are needed. If you are a Steam user, and would like to help, our Greenlight campaign can be found by clicking here.Vigilantes has been in development for almost two years, and we are running a Kickstarter to secure funding to help with upcoming costs. In the first day, the campaign has raised 18% of its goal.The Kickstarter allows those interested in Vigilantes the chance to purchase a copy of the game at around 50% discount. If you would like to view the Kickstarter campaign, it can be found here.A demo is available for Vigilantes for Windows, Mac and Linux. Given the crime themed setting, Vigilantes is not intended for children. The demo can be found here. To keep up to date with Daithi’s work, you can find him on Facebook, Twitter, or on his website.If anyone would like to ask Daithi anything about game development, he can be contacted at daithi@timeslipsoftworks.com Letterkenny game developer launches Greenlight campaign for new game was last modified: October 1st, 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:Gameletterkennytimeslip softworksvigilanteslast_img read more

Premier League waits before deciding whether to probe Virgil van Dijk case

first_img Liverpool allegedly made an illegal approach for the Saints defender 1 The Premier League is waiting on further information from both Southampton and Liverpool over an alleged illegal approach for Saints defender Virgil van Dijk before deciding whether an investigation would be appropriate, it is understood.The Reds have now “withdrawn their interest” in the Dutchman, who was believed to have been Jurgen Klopp’s top summer transfer target and had apparently indicated his eagerness to become the latest player to swap St Mary’s Stadium for Anfield.Liverpool also issued an apology to Southampton on Wednesday evening for “any misunderstanding regarding Virgil van Dijk”.READ MORE: Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier takes swipe at Liverpool over Virgil van Dijk pursuitIt is understood the Saints had asked the Premier League on Tuesday to investigate an alleged illegal approach, which led to high-level talks on Wednesday and was followed by Liverpool’s statement expressing “our regret over recent media speculation regarding Southampton and player transfers between the two clubs.”It is not expected the Premier League will receive the additional information requested until Monday, but if it is determined both clubs now believe the matter to be closed, a full-blown investigation appears unlikely.Although Van Dijk’s proposed £60million switch to Liverpool – where the defender was reportedly set to become the highest-paid player at Anfield – may seem off the agenda, uncertainty over his long-term future at Southampton could well rumble on. Both Chelsea and Manchester City have been touted as being interested in acquiring his services as well as leading clubs in Europe.Van Dijk, meanwhile, issued a cryptic post on his personal social media accounts during Thursday afternoon.The 25-year-old was pictured aboard what looked to be a private jet and staring out of the window with a single ‘thought balloon’ Emoji.The Holland international joined Southampton from Scottish champions Celtic in September 2015 and last year penned a new deal which committed him to the south-coast club until the summer of 2022.Southampton insist they will no longer be bullied in the transfer market, having seen the likes of Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne and Dejan Lovren all leave for Liverpool in recent seasons, while Luke Shaw and Morgan Schneiderlin joinedManchester United, and captain Jose Fonte headed to West Ham in January.Chairman Ralph Krueger said: “We do not need to sell any player for the first time since I have been here.“I can make that statement and – unless football decides it is in the best interests – we don’t need to do that.”last_img read more

Bournemouth to take back Matt Ritchie while Josh King will go to Newcastle

first_img IN DEMAND REVEALED Newcastle’s winger Matt Ritchie is reportedly set for a shock return to Bournemouth, while Josh King will head to St James’s Park.The Sun has reported that Magpies boss Rafa Benitez is a fan of King, who is valued at £20million by his club, but Newcastle wanted to pay less. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti RANKED Latest transfer news on talkSPORT.com The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LATEST Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Benitez had put a £20m price tag on his head before the finals in Russia.However, it is understood that Crystal Palace and Wolves are also interested in the striker. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ center_img targets targets 1 LIVING THE DREAM moving on Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father This then means that Ritchie – who played a huge role in Bournemouth’s promotion to the Premier League in the 2014/15 season – may well make a return to the south coast after two years away.Newcastle are desperate to tie down another striker as Aleksandar Mitorvic’s future at the club looks uncertain following his succesful loan spell at Fulham in the second half of last season.Newcastle are said to be willing to drive a hard bargain should they wish to sell him, especially given the 23-year-old’s impressive World Cup showing for Serbia. Benitez is desperate to land a striker this summer Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Sinn Fein member John Downey to stand trial over IRA Hyde Park bomb murdersA LEADING Donegal Sinn Fein member was told on Wednesday that he is to stand trial charged with murdering four soldiers in the 1982 Hyde Park IRA bomb.John Downey will go before the Old Bailey court in London in November to stand trial. The 61-year-old, from Carrigart, was arrested at Gatwick airport in London last month after stepping off a plane.It is claimed he was behind the attack which killed Roy Bright, Dennis Daly, Simon Tipper, and Geoffrey Young as they rode through the park to the changing of the guard.The explosion also killed seven horses and injured other members of the Royal Household Cavalry.They were travelling from their barracks to Buckingham Palace when the bomb went off.Downey is charged with four counts of murder and intending to cause an explosion likely to endanger life.On Wednesday, he appeared via video-link for the preliminary hearing.Downey, who was wearing a white short-sleeved shirt, spoke only to confirm his name.Mr Justice Sweeney set the provisional trial date for November 18, and told Downey he would appear in court again in September.The arrest of Downey provoked a strong reaction from Sinn Fein who called for his immediate release.Donegal County Council passed a motion recently calling for him to be set free immediatlely.In the North, Sinn Féin Assembly member Gerry Kelly said Sinn Féin member Downey was a “long-time supporter of the Peace Process” and should be released.Gerry Kelly added: “The decision to arrest and charge him in relation to IRA activities in the early 1980s is vindictive, unnecessary and unhelpful.“It will cause anger within the republican community.“Clearly, if John Downey had been arrested and convicted previously he would have been released under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement.“As part of the Weston Park negotiation, the British Government committed to resolving the position of OTRs [‘On the Runs’].“John Downey received a letter from the NIO in 2007 stating that he was not wanted by the PSNI or any British police force.“Despite travelling to England on many occasions, now – six years on – he finds himself before the courts on these historic charges.“This development represents bad faith and a departure from what was previously agreed by both governments.“John Downey needs to be released and allowed to return home to his family.”DONEGAL SINN FEIN MAN TO STAND TRIAL OVER IRA HYDE PARK BOMB MURDERS was last modified: June 5th, 2013 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:CarrigartCO CAVANDONEGAL SINN FEIN MAN TO STAND TRIAL OVER IRA HYDE PARK BOMB MURDERSGERRY KELLY MLAJOHN ANTHONY DOWNEYLondonOld Baileylast_img read more

Slaying of daughters called matter of honor

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Ahmed’s killing spree – witnessed by his wife Rehmat Bibi as she cradled their 3-month-old baby son – happened Friday night at their home in the cotton-growing village of Gago Mandi in eastern Punjab province. It is the latest of more than 260 such honor killings documented by the rights commission, mostly from news media reports, during the first 11 months of 2005. Bibi recounted how she was awakened by a shriek as Ahmed put his hand to the mouth of his stepdaughter Muqadas and cut her throat with a machete. Bibi looked helplessly on from the corner of the room as he then killed the three girls – Bano, 8, Sumaira, 7, and Humaira, 4 – pausing between the slayings to brandish the bloodstained knife at his wife, warning her not to intervene or raise alarm. “I was shivering with fear. I did not know how to save my daughters,” Bibi, sobbing, told AP by phone from the village. “I begged my husband to spare my daughters but he said, ‘If you make a noise, I will kill you.”‘ “The whole night, the bodies of my daughters lay in front of me,” she said. The next morning, Ahmed was arrested. Speaking to AP in the back of a police pickup truck late Tuesday as he was shifted to a prison in the city of Multan, Ahmed showed no contrition. Appearing disheveled but composed, he said he killed Muqadas because she had committed adultery, and his daughters because he didn’t want them to do the same when they grew up. He said he bought a butcher’s knife and a machete after midday prayers on Friday and hid them in the house where he carried out the killings. “I thought the younger girls would do what their eldest sister had done, so they should be eliminated,” he said, his hands cuffed, his face unshaven. “We are poor people and we have nothing else to protect but our honor.” Despite Ahmed’s contention that Muqadas had committed adultery – a claim made by her husband – the rights commission reported that according to local people, Muqadas had fled her husband because he had abused her and forced her to work in a brick-making factory. Police have said they do not know the identity or whereabouts of Muqadas’ alleged lover. Muqadas was Bibi’s daughter by her first marriage to Ahmed’s brother, who died 14 years ago. Ahmed married his brother’s widow, as is customary under Islamic tradition. “Women are treated as property and those committing crimes against them do not get punished,” said the rights commission’s director, Kamla Hyat. “The steps taken by our government have made no real difference.” Activists accuse President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, a self-styled moderate Muslim, of reluctance to reform outdated Islamized laws that make it difficult to secure convictions in rape, acid attacks and other cases of violence against women. They say police are often reluctant to prosecute, regarding such crimes as family disputes. Statistics on honor killings are confused and imprecise, but figures from the rights commission’s Web site and its officials show a marked reduction in cases this year: 267 in the first 11 months of 2005, compared with 579 during all of 2004. The Ministry of Women’s Development said it had no reliable figures. Ijaz Elahi, the ministry’s joint secretary, said the violence is decreasing and that increasing numbers of victims are reporting incidents to police or the news media. Laws, including one passed last year to beef up penalties for honor killings, have been toughened, she said. Police in Multan said they would complete their investigation into Ahmed’s case in the next two weeks and that he faces a death sentence if he is convicted of the killings and terrorizing his neighborhood. Ahmed, who did not resist arrest, was unrepentant. “I told the police that I am an honorable father and I slaughtered my dishonored daughter and the three other girls,” he said. “I wish that I get a chance to eliminate the boy she ran away with and set his home on fire.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MULTAN, Pakistan – Nazir Ahmed appears calm and unrepentant as he recounts how he slit the throats of his three young daughters and their 25-year-old stepsister to salvage his family’s “honor” – a crime that shocked Pakistan. The 40-year old laborer, speaking to The Associated Press in police detention as he was being shifted to prison, confessed to just one regret – that he didn’t murder the stepsister’s alleged lover, too. Hundreds of girls and women are murdered by male relatives each year in this conservative Islamic nation, and rights groups said Wednesday such “honor killings” will only stop when authorities get serious about punishing perpetrators. The independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said that in more than half of such cases that make it to court, most end with cash settlements paid by relatives to the victims’ families, although under a law passed last year, the minimum penalty is 10 years, the maximum, death by hanging. last_img read more

Top 5 insights from 49ers HQ on Thursday

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Jalen Hurd’s two touchdown catches in the exhibition opener teased everyone what a powerful, play-making weapon the 49ers had in their third-round draft pick.An ensuing stress fracture in his back put Hurd’s rookie season on hold, so much so that he’s now out at least another two months, if not the entire year.Hurd went on injured reserve Thursday along with cornerback Jason Verrett, who had a troublesome knee injury flare up in his 49ers debut last game.San Francisco 49ers …last_img read more

Working with Different Frame Rates in the Same File in Resolve

first_imgDuplicated Base ClipsAlternatively, if math wasn’t a strong point for you in school and you would prefer not to mess around with the speed change controls every time you want to edit this clip, there’s another option. Instead, we can duplicate the clip in the media pool or create a sub-clip, then change the clip attributes of the duplicated media.At first, it may feel like we’ve done the same thing as before, but we haven’t. The difference in duplicating the media in the media pool is that we are changing the frames per second of an entirely new base clip, not a duplicate of a timeline clip. I understand that this may seem confusing because it’s the one individual media file on your desktop that is used. But after you duplicate the 60fps file in the media pool, Resolve now recognizes this as an entirely different clip.This method also works when creating a sub-clip, which can be beneficial if you want to avoid editing the excess footage a second time. Since you’re editing duplicated clips of duplicated files, it can quickly become confusing. I would suggest appropriately naming the clips in the media pool to avoid becoming overwhelmed when editing on the timeline.Looking for more on DaVinci Resolve? Check out these articles.Review: DaVinci Resolve 16’s Cut Page — Is It Any Good?DaVinci Resolve’s New Object Removal Tool — Is It Any Good?A Rundown Of The Edit Page Changes in DaVinci Resolve 16How to Upload to YouTube Directly from DaVinci Resolve 16DaVinci Resolve: THE Total Guide to the Best Free Video Editor So you need two clips from the same video file at different frame rates in your DaVinci Resolve timeline? No problem — here’s how you do it.I would be hard-pressed to admit that I don’t love Resolve — because I do. It’s been a pleasure to watch it grow from “just” color-grading software to a leading NLE. However, every so often, I come across a feature that doesn’t like to respond to my request, which feels like your favorite dog chewing up a prized possession.Recently, that feature was jumping between different frames per second on the same clip. Although, to defend Resolve, this was perhaps due to me not knowing what I was doing wrong. I had a 60fps video clip, which I duplicated in the timeline, and I intended to change the duplicate clip to 24fps to ensure slow-motion and keep the original at 60fps — one clip in real time, another in slow-motion. The problem was that even though I had duplicated the clip, when I changed the attributes of one clip to 24fps, the other clip also changed to 24fps.So, let’s look at what’s going on in Resolve to see why this is happening.First, let’s look at how you can change a video clip at a higher frame rate to a lower frame rate to achieve slow motion.The shot was from the URSA Mini 4.6K, filmed at 60fps. I didn’t use the speed ramp feature on the camera, so I need to change the frame rate of the clip in the software. To do this, you need to right-click a media clip in the media pool (or timeline) and open the clip attributes.From here, you change the frame rate to match your project settings.Adjusting the clip’s internal frame rate from 60fps to 24fps makes the clip 40 percent slower. I would also like the footage to appear again, but in real time. Of course, we’re rendering out 60fps on a 24fps timeline, but the client has cleared the slight discrepancy with motion blur and movement. However, as I said before, when I change the second clip, both clips change, despite being a duplicate. The problem I’m encountering is that I’m changing the base attributes of the clip that exist within the media pool.Both clip one and clip two, in the timeline, are generated from the media with a red outline in the media pool. It doesn’t matter if I change the clip attributes on the timeline or in the media pool because the effects are applied to the base clip in the media pool, which then affects any tracks and clips where the media has been inserted.Thankfully, there are two options for getting different frame rates from the same clip.Adjust the Speed Percentage of Clip TwoFirst, adjust the clip attributes of the 60fps clip to 24fps, so you have two 24fps clips. With the clip that needs to be reverted to real-time, I would need to increase the clip speed 250 percent. Now, Resolve offers many methods for increasing the speed of a clip, and I’ve already written all the information you need on that here, but it can be as simple as working out the math, right-clicking, and selecting “change speed.”last_img read more