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Dodgers pummel Giants, restore order behind Clayton Kershaw

first_imgLOS ANGELES — With National League ERA leader Hyun-Jin Ryu and second-year flame-thrower Walker Buehler on staff, the Dodgers have an embarrassment of riches atop their rotation.Veterans Kenta Maeda and Rich Hill add solid depth while relievers Ross Stripling, Julio Urias and Caleb Ferguson have all enjoyed past success as members of the starting rotation.It doesn’t matter who is or isn’t in the Dodgers rotation at any given point during the season. The Giants would rather face anyone but …last_img read more

Dutch group invests in SA mining

first_img22 April 2010Dutch pension fund manager Algemene Pensioen Groep (APG) has committed US$250-million of equity capital to resources group Pallinghurst for investments in mining, $200-million (about R1.4-billion) of which has been earmarked for South Africa.The commitment is for up to 10 years, and will be made at the discretion of Pallinghurst Advisors.As a first investment, APG will apply for a $50-million allotment in the upcoming equity placement by platinum producer Platmin – a Pallinghurst portfolio company that is listed on the JSE, the Toronto Stock Exchange and London’s AIM alternative exchange.“We are proud to welcome the distinguished asset manager APG as co-investor in Pallinghurst,” Pallinghurst CEO Brian Gilbertson said in a statement this week. “We value APG’s confidence in our project initiatives, and indeed in South Africa.”Pallinghurst’s “steel-feed” platform is another likely core area of investment for the APG funds, as the global steel market races to secure raw material input.Sustainable development, job creationAPG senior fund manager Frank Asselbergs said that following a rigorous due diligence process, the pension fund manager decided to partner with the Pallinghurst team to broaden their exposure to the sustainable development of natural resources, and to key commodities in particular.He said APG was very impressed with the commitment of the South African government to develop the natural resources sector in a responsible way and to encourage broad-based community groups to share in its embedded wealth, while creating an attractive investment climate for institutional investors.“We trust that our commitment will not only provide attractive returns for APG and its clients, but also facilitate job creation and financial upliftment in South Africa,” Asselbergs said.Blue-chip investorsPallinghurst CEO Arne Frandsen said that with the APG commitment, the company had raised more than $1.5-billion, and had invested more than $500-million of mainly foreign funds into the South African mining industry over the past 18 months.“We will continue to focus on attractive, sustainable and socially responsible investments, which will not only provide our investors with superior returns but also benefit all our stakeholders,” he said.The APG investment represents the second recent commitment by a long-term blue-chip foreign investor into Pallinghurst and Platmin, following the $100-million committed by the Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek in March 2010.In a separate statement Temasek, this week announced it would apply for an additional $50-million allotment in the upcoming equity placement by Platmin, increasing its commitment to Platmin to $150-million.“This commitment, taken together with that made last month by Temasek, gives Pallinghurst additional financial strength in the evolving resource sector,” Gilbertson said.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

A winter wheat emergence update

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As farmers around Ohio hose off the harvest equipment, it is now time to head out to the field again for check on the emergence of their winter wheat. According to Tate Cockerill, a DuPont Pioneer Account Manager in Southwest and South Central Ohio, after a good plating window, mild temperatures and some rain in his area, wheat is off to a great start. He visits with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about what an ideal winter looks like for a successful wheat crop too in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.last_img read more

How to Create a Ken Burns Effect in Final Cut Pro X

first_imgAdd pan and zoom animations to your video clips or photographs in Final Cut Pro X by using the Ken Burns Effect.  In this post, we share a few resources that will show you how.The Ken Burns effect, is a pan and zoom animation applied to a clip or photo and is named after the acclaimed documentary filmmaker that popularized this style (see Burns’ 1990 documentary series The Civil War). Although the effect has been used in films since the 1950’s (shot on a Rostrum camera), today it’s easily achieved in post production with video editing or photo slideshow software.Example image from WikipediaFinal Cut Pro X takes much of the work out of adding a Ken Burns animation to your footage, with a built in effect that automates much of this process. In the following video tutorial by video pro Dan Allen, you’ll learn how to create a Ken Burns effect in FCPX as he covers the following features:Locating the Ken Burns effect in FCPX’s crop toolChoosing a start and end position for your pan & zoom animationPreviewing and tweaking the animationThe Ken Burns effect has traditionally been applied to photographs (hence it’s popularity in photo slideshows) but in Dan’s example he shows an effective example of the Ken Burns effect being used with a full frame video image. Simple, fast and effective. Thanks for sharing, Dan!For those who prefer to read tutorials instead of watching them, check out the official Apple support documentation: Create a Ken Burns Effect in FCPXlast_img read more

Deepika Kumari falters and misses Archery World Cup Final gold medal

first_imgIndia’s Deepika Kumari squandered a two-set lead against London Olympics double gold medallist Ki Bo Bae of South Korea, and had to settle for the silver medal in the women’s individual recurve competition at the Archery World Cup Final in Tokyo on Sunday.Deepika won the first two sets, but allowed the Korean to make a remarkable comeback and seal top honours in the season finale in the Japanese capital.The Jharkhand teenager was a whisker away from winning the deciding fifth set but shot a seven in her final attempt, opening the door for her opponent who prevailed 6-4.Dola Banerjee is the only Indian archer to win a gold medal at the World Cup Final, when she triumphed in Dubai in 2007.The showdown with the top two archers in the world rankings took place in rain, but Ki dealt with the elements better when it really counted.Deepika had won the silver medal at the World Cup Final last year as well, going down to China’s Cheng Ming in the final in Istanbul. She was hoping to go one better this time round, but it was not to be.Only the top eight archers in each category make it to the World Cup Final, on the basis of their performance in the Archery World Cups through the year. Deepika was the only Indian competing at the elite seasonending event.Deepika had gone into the London Olympics as the World No.1, but had a disappointing outing and was displaced by Ki as World No.1.advertisementThe Indian capitalised on a sloppy start by Ki and took the first two sets 26-23 and 27-25. But as the Korean improved, Deepika went the other way.She had managed two perfect 10s in the first two sets, but failed to repeat the feat thereafter, with the conditions making it tough for the archers.Ki won the third set with scores of 9-9-10, while Deepika could only shoot 9-8-7. In fact, her final shots in the last three rounds all accounted for seven each.The Korean levelled the gold medal match, winning the fourth set 8-10-8 to 8-8-7.Deepika opened the decider and shot a nine, with Ki replying with an eight. Deepika, thus, had her nose in front.Both archers shot nines in their next attempts, meaning that the Indian still had a one-shot lead going into the last two arrows.Deepika could have sealed the deal with a 10, but handed the initiative to the Korean with a seven. It meant that Ki had to hit a nine to clinch the gold medal, and she did just that.The victory capped a great season for the Korean, who had won gold medals in the individual and team events at the London Olympics. Korean Choi Hyeonju took home the bronze medal with a 6-4 victory over Jennifer Nichols of the United States.Earlier in the day, Deepika won two matches to make it to the title clash.Japan’s Miki Kanie was hardly a match for the Indian, who prevailed 7-1. The semi-final against Nichols was tied 2-2 before Deepika took the next two sets to clinch a berth in the final.Ki had to go through a shoot-off with compatriot Choi to get into the gold medal match.Korea took the men’s recurve gold medal as well when Kim Woojin edged past two-time defending World Cup Final winner Brady Ellison in a shoot-off.France’s Gael Provost defeated Korean Im Dong Hyun 6-2 for the bronze medal.last_img read more

India A vs Aus A Test: Naman Ojha scores double century

first_imgA file photo of Naman Ojha. PTINaman Ojha hit a magnificent double hundred for India A before bowlers tightened the noose around their Australian counterparts in the first unofficial Test at Brisbane on Monday.The Sunrisers Hyderabad wicket-keeper batsman was ably supported by Manoj Tiwary(83) and Jiwanjot Singh(56) as the visitors declared their innings at 475/9.During his swashbuckling innings off 250 balls, Ojha hit 29 fours and carted eight sixes.When the hosts came out to bat, India A bowlers snared early wickets to build up the pressure.Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah scalped three wickets, while senior pro Umesh Yadav claimed the crucial wicket of James Faulkner.Australia A were struggling at 126/6 at stumps on Day 2.last_img read more

Sheikh Mohammed congratulates Egypt

first_imgEgypt Sheikh Mohammed posts congratulatory message for Egypt on World Cup qualification Goal Last updated 2 years ago 18:30 10/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Sheikh Mohammed Getty Egypt Egypt v Congo Congo WC Qualification Africa Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid took to Twitter to congratulate Egypt on their qualification for the 2018 World Cup after a 2-1 win over Congo. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, conveyed his best wishes to Egypt as they secured a spot at the World Cup in 2018.WC outright odds hereMohamed Salah opened the scoring for the African nation just past the hour mark but Congo equalised in the closing stages. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. However, the Liverpool star came to his country’s rescue again, tucking away a stoppage-time penalty to seal a 2-1 victory that sealed their place in Russia next summer. The Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates was quick to congratulate Egypt, claiming it was a win for the Arab world as well.مبروك يا مصر .. ومبروك لكل العرب .. صعود المنتخب لكأس العالم .. ليلة عربية جميلة .. أفرحتم قلوبنا من المحيط للخليج.. كبيرة يا مصر دايماً pic.twitter.com/s4ilYFeM4f— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) October 8, 2017″Congratulations, Egypt & congratulations to all Arabs,” his post read on Twitter.”Qualifying to the World Cup. A beautiful Arabian night. You brought happiness to our hearts from the Gulf to the Ocean. Egypt, you are always grand.”Russia 2018 will be Egypt’s first World Cup appearance in 28 years.last_img read more

High Performance Youth And Masters Coaching Positions

first_imgThe previous process held during October of this year resulted in limited expressions, and as a result TFA will re-open the Expression process. Members wishing to express their interest now have until COB Friday, 27 January 2012 to submit the required information.Please click on the attachment for more information. This story was first placed on the website on Friday, 9 December 2011. Related Files2011_coach_re_advert_-_youth__masters-pdflast_img

4 days agoTrippier: What Diego Costa calls me at Atletico Madrid

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Trippier: What Diego Costa calls me at Atletico Madridby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveKieran Trippier has revealed a nickname Atletico Madrid teammate Diego Costa has given him.The England full-back completed his move from Tottenham to the Spanish club in the summer, where Costa is also currently plying his trade.And the ex-Chelsea striker has wasted no time in giving Trippier plenty of banter, naming him after Man Utd and England legend Wayne Rooney.Costa has a reputation for being hot-headed with a fiery temper, but Trippier explained his other persona as the joker of the dressing room is more accurate.“He calls me Rooney ten times a day!” Trippier told Marca. “He’s like that all the time and it makes me laugh. But it’s Diego. I don’t mind. We all find it fun.“I like him to make jokes every day. I knew him from the Premier League and he’s the funniest player I’ve ever played with.“There’s a great atmosphere on the team, joking with each other, but Costa is the funniest. He also says I look like a boxer – but I don’t think so!“It’s been easy to adapt here. The weather is nice. The food is incredible, better than in England. People welcome me and make my family smile. It makes it easier for me.” last_img read more

College Football’s Top 10 Coaches, Per Athlon Sports

first_imgAthlon Sports ranks college footballs best coaches.Athlon SportsAthlon Sports has ranked every college football coach, No. 1 to No. 128, ahead of the 2016 season. You can view the full list here. The top of the list is what most people care about, though, and inside Athlon Sports’ top 10, there aren’t too many surprises. The biggest “surprise” is probably that there is only one SEC coach in the top 10, but there isn’t a clear SEC coach slight. [email protected] ranked the top #CFB coaches in the country & only 1 SEC coach made the top 10 pic.twitter.com/cBaH9hzp4z— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) June 21, 2016The No. 1 and No. 2 spots are extremely obvious and unarguable. After that, there are a handful of coaches who could be deserving of the No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 spots.If you were starting a college football program tomorrow, though, Harbaugh would almost certainly be the choice behind Saban and Meyer.last_img read more

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