Not 21.33 for Taylor

first_imgChristopher Taylor is very fast. However, it turns out that he didn’t run as fast as was first reported at the Tyser-Mills development meet at the G.C. Foster College for Physical Education on December 12.Taylor, the World Youth 400-metre champion was credited with a 200-metre time of 21.33 seconds. However, official meet results now indicate that his actual time was 22.33 seconds.The extra-fast time was widely reported and seemed believable since Taylor, a 16-year-old Calabar High school student athlete, has twice run the 200 metres in under 21 seconds this year. However, that time has been set aside. When contacted, officials involved in recording the Tyser-Mills results said that the extra fast time didn’t come from them.Times at the meet were captured by handheld stop watches. While that method can be accurate, the commonly accepted difference between automatic times and hand times is 0.24 seconds for races up to 200 metres and 0.14 for longer races. In addition, as is common in Jamaica, the times at Tyser-Mills had the appearance of automatic times because they were rendered to two places of decimal. Had international track convention been observed, Taylor’s corrected time of 22.33 seconds would have been rounded up to 22.4.The second fastest Class Two 200-metre time at the Tyser-Mills meet was recorded by Taylor’s Calabar teammate Tyreke Wilson at 22.59 seconds. Taylor and Wilson, the ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships Class Three record holder, competed in separate heats.last_img read more

Speed Change Techniques In DaVinci Resolve

first_imgLearn how to change the speed of your video projects in DaVinci Resolve — and more.Top image via Shutterstock.There are several different ways to change the speed of a video file in DaVinci Resolve 12.5 — just as there are several ways to change how Resolve interprets the preceding frame when slowed down.For example, you could decrease the speed of an entire clip and set the frame interpolation to “Nearest,” which duplicates the frames. Alternatively, you could reduce the speed of a clip for only a portion of its duration and choose “Optical Flow.” This will generate new frames based on the information of the previous and following frames to create a realistic slow-motion effect — as if the original shot was filmed at a high frame rate.The Simple StuffLet’s have a look at creating simple speed change effects, including increases and decreases in speed, as well as freezing a clip altogether.There are two methods of doing this:Select a clip in the menu bar and choose “change clip speed.”Right-click a clip in the timeline and select “change clip speed.”Both methods will bring up the following pop-up box.Here, we can increase or decrease our speed by percentage. Additionally, if your footage is currently locked in at 120fps and you haven’t yet converted it down to 24fps, you can change the fps setting if necessary.One feature that I do miss dearly in Adobe Premiere Pro is the camera still button. The button saves a still to the desktop, which I found incredibly useful when I was working on software videos, and I needed the screen capture to pause while I continued explaining something. The freeze frame function in Resolve’s pop-up box is a good alternative. Unlike the snapshot option in Premiere, which creates a separate still file, the freeze frame function will freeze the entire selected clip, displaying the still where the play head currently is. Therefore, you will need to create a cut where you want to freeze the frame.If checked, the ripple sequence will push or pull all of the preceding clips to accommodate the change in the clip duration due to the speed change. These are all very basic speed change effects, but you have a lot of control with an efficient display to achieve your desired effect. If you have worked with Premiere Pro, you’ll likely be familiar with the layout of the pop-up box.Advanced Speed ChangesYou can also create quite complex speed changes within the Resolve edit interface by using the retime control. For example, you could increase a clip’s speed by 200 percent, then reverse it and then play forward at 50 percent — all within the same clip, with only one effect applied. You can activate the retime control by selecting a clip and choosing Retime Clip. Alternatively, keyboard shortcut aficionados can select the clip and hit CMD-R/CTRL-R.Here, you will see one of the visual differences between Premiere and Resolve — the visualization of the speed change on the clip itself.  You can see that arrows appear on the top of the clip when you have entered retime. The yellow arrows indicate that the clip has been slowed down, and the compact blue arrows suggest that the clip has been sped up. You also see the degree of increase or decrease to the clip’s speed. However, I find that if you have many layers with hundreds of different clips, the visualization of the speed change can help find you the clip more easily.Like the rate stretch tool in Premiere Pro, you can now expand the clip manually by simply moving your cursor over the clip in the retime bar (where it says Speed Change). If you try to rate stretch your clip by dragging the sides, it will just expand or decrease the clip’s natural duration. It is important to note that if you are in Normal Edit Mode (Keyboard shortcut A), you will trim the neighboring media if your speed duration increases your clip size. If you are in Trim Edit Mode (T on the keyboard), you will ripple the timeline.At the bottom of the clip, you can also find a small, black drop-down triangle. By clicking on this, you open the retime speed menu. Here, you see the same options from the clip speed menu, plus some extra features. The difference here is that the operations act differently. They operate in an advanced fashion, which isn’t as simple as just changing the entire clip speed to 150 percent.For example, if we choose Freeze Frame, which would freeze the entire clip when using the standard speed change settings, we get a section of the clip that we can now freeze for a specific amount of time. This, in essence, is closer to the still function in Premiere. Remember that using the Selection Tool or Trim Tool will completely change how the preceding clips react to the frozen frame’s extended duration.The retime overlay also allows you to create a speed ramp effect. By selecting the dropdown menu and choosing speed ramp (up from 0% or down to 0%), you divide the clip into several different sections, all of which have different speeds (increasing or decreasing), and all of which you can completely customize. You can change the speed of each segment, increase the section, or remove it entirely by clicking reset to 100%. You can modify the speed quite quickly by dragging the slider of the individual segment.Earlier, I touched on different frame interpolation settings that you can apply to a time-remapped clip. To adjust this setting to your preferred choice for the clip, simply select your clip in the timeline, open the inspector, and scroll down to retime and scaling. From the Retime Process menu, you can then choose three options: nearest, frame blend, and optical flow. The frame blend option is essentially a blend of the nearest and optical flow processes. Neighboring frames dissolve together to smooth the increase or decrease in speed.This is pretty much Resolve Speed Effects in a nutshell. On the surface, it looks just about the same as any other NLE. As soon as you open the retime effect overlay, you can easily change the speed of a clip.A few years back, if you wanted to convert a 24fps shot into smooth slow-motion, you had to buy a very expensive plug-in such as Twixitor. It’s very cool to see that many NLEs and compositors have integrated this into the basic software operation. Here’s a clip that was shot at 24fps and then slowed down to 25% using nearest frame. The comparison uses optical flow. Bonus tip: If you prefer working with curves for a more precise control over the position of the time change, you can right-click and select show retime curves to bring up the control box.Do you have editing tips for DaVinci Resolve? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Sterling hits late goal as Man City sets EPL record; Arsenal 4th

first_imgLATEST STORIES Dragic, Ellington lead slow-starting Heat past Bulls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “He (Sterling) is still young, he’s able to improve,” Guardiola said. “We are going to be there to help him to become a better player. We are so satisfied with his performance.”___LATE AGAINWhen Arsenal went into added time still level with Burnley, history suggested victory was still within its grasp.On its last trip to Turf Moor, in October 2016, Laurent Koscielny scored the only goal in the 93rd minute. In the corresponding fixture at the Emirates Stadium in January, Sanchez stepped up eight minutes into added time to give Arsenal a 2-1 win after Andre Gray had leveled with a penalty of his own five minutes earlier.There was only one spot kick on this occasion, as Sanchez found the bottom corner two minutes into stoppage time after James Tarkowski was adjudged to have pushed Aaron Ramsey.“There’s a lot of me inside, that’s raging a lot,” Burnley manager Sean Dyche said. “Football’s a harsh game and sometimes it hurts you.”It was only the second away victory in the Premier League for Arsenal this season and came against a Burnley side on a three-match winning streak, in which it had not conceded. The win moves the Gunners back above Tottenham and into the top four, but it remains 12 points adrift of City.___EVERTON CRISIS Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Read Nextcenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort There was some fortune attached to the winning goal. Substitute Gabriel Jesus had his shot saved, but it popped up into Sterling’s midriff and looped into the top corner.___STERLING ON THE UPIt wasn’t Sterling’s first late winner of the season for City. The England winger scored deep into stoppage time at Bournemouth in August to secure a 2-1 victory.Sterling has previously faced criticism for failing to add end product to his prodigious dribbling skills and pace, but he has been prolific in front of goal so far this campaign. His goal at Huddersfield was his 12th in 18 appearances in all competitions.ADVERTISEMENT Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, right, celebrates with teammate Kyle Walker after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester City at John Smith’s stadium, in Huddersfield, England, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)LONDON — Only a third of the way into its Premier League campaign, Manchester City is already making history.Pep Guardiola’s City defeated Huddersfield 2-1 Sunday to equal a club record 11th straight league win. City also moved to 37 points from 13 games — the highest ever points total at this stage of a Premier League season.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa After Huddersfield took a shock lead, Raheem Sterling won a penalty — which Sergio Aguero converted to draw the teams level — before completing the comeback himself six minutes from time to restore an eight-point lead for City at the top of the table.Elsewhere, Alexis Sanchez’s last-minute penalty gave Arsenal a 1-0 win at Burnley and Southampton crushed Everton 4-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter handing Manchester United its first league defeat of the season in October, Huddersfield had another famous victory in its sights when Christopher Schindler’s header deflected in via City’s Nicolas Otamendi in added time at the end of the first half.However, City leveled just two minutes after the break when Aguero calmly converted his spot kick after Sterling was brought down by Scott Malone. Having started the season considered the side most likely to challenge the Premier League’s “Big Six,” Everton is swiftly falling into a fight at the other end of the table.Southampton became the latest side to take advantage of Everton’s disarray. Gylfi Sigurdsson’s long-range strike canceled out Dusan Tadic’s opener, but Charlie Austin scored two second-half headers before Steven Davis rounded off the scoring.Former Everton player David Unsworth has been in temporary charge since Ronald Koeman was fired on Oct. 23, but has managed just one win during his seven-game tenure. The club is still searching for a permanent replacement, with Unsworth’s failure to improve results likely having ruled him out.“I wouldn’t go that far so early,” said Unsworth, when asked if Everton were embroiled in the relegation fight. “I think we are in a tough moment, I think we have a massive week ahead of us. If you ask me that question next week I can give you a more honest view.Everton is now 16th, just two points clear of the relegation zone. Southampton moved up to 10th.last_img read more

Usman Khawaja’s brother arrested by counter-terrorism police over fake terror plot

first_imgAustralia Test cricketer Usman Khawaja’s brother, Arsalan was arrested by counter-terrorism police on Tuesday over a fake terror-plot that led to his colleague, Mohamed Nizamdeen spending four weeks in solitary confinement.As Khawaja was batting in the nets earlier in the morning in the lead up to the first Test between India and Australia in Adelaide, the news of his brother’s arrest broke out.Khawaja did not want to talk about the matter but requested privacy for him and his family while speaking to the press after his training session in Adelaide.”This is a matter for the police to deal with,” Khawaja said, as quoted by ESPNCricinfo.”Out of respect for the process, it’d be inappropriate for me to be making any further comment. I just ask for you to please respect my privacy and myfamily’s privacy during this time,” he added.Arsalan, 39, was arrested on Tuesday morning after being pulled over while driving in western Sydney, according to a spokesperson for New South Wales state police.Arsalan is being questioned over an attempt to pervert justice and forgery by making a false document, Australian media quoted police sources as saying.Tuesday’s police operation stemmed from the discovery in an office at the University of New South Wales of a laptop which contained an alleged hit-list naming former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and his deputy Julie Bishop.The device also reportedly contained blueprints for attacks on train stations and landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House.Khawaja’s brother did not plan to carry out terrorist attacks: Local mediaadvertisementThe Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported police were not alleging Arsalan intended to carry out terrorist attacks but that he tampered with the laptop to frame a colleague, 25-year-old PhD student Mohamed Nizamdeen.Nizamdeen spent four weeks in solitary confinement at Sydney’s Goulburn Supermax prison before all terrorism charges against him were dropped in October.The ABC said Arsalan aimed to frame Nizamdeen in a dispute over a woman. Nizamdeen, speaking from his native Sri Lanka, later described the police operation which led to his arrest as “immature, embarrassing and biased.””I am completely exonerated and I hope the media and the Sri Lankan public can help me pick up the pieces of my shattered life,” he said.The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Nizamdeen was now planning to sue police.(With inputs from AP)Also Read | Khawaja will pip Kohli and Australia will beat India in Tests: Ricky PontingAlso Read | Australia under pressure while India flying under Virat Kohli: Brendon McCullumAlso See:last_img read more

Baseball Former bigleaguer Matt Angle returns to roots to help coach Ohio

Former Ohio State and Baltimore Orioles’ outfielder Matt Angle (38) is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a lead off home run against Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander during the first-inning at Comerica Park in Detroit, on Sept. 24, 2011. Credit: Courtesy of TNSEvery kid playing catch in the backyard with his or her father dreams about the chance to make it to the big leagues.For most, those hopeful thoughts are virtually unattainable.But there are some who make it.Former Ohio State outfielder Matt Angle was able to achieve that goal. He spent three years playing at the school of his dreams, was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles and debuted with the team in 2011, becoming the first OSU outfielder since Nick Swisher to reach the majors.But for Angle, the dream he was living started well before he was drafted.Growing up in a suburban community in Whitehall, Ohio — a small city east of Columbus — Angle had grown up a fan of the Buckeyes. Both his grandfather and his aunt had graduated from OSU, and Angle said he was excited to play at the school he grew up loving.“It was awesome,” Angle said. “I grew up a Buckeye fan. Being able to have your family and friends come watch and still be close to home, it was a great experience.”Angle found a great deal of success at OSU, almost immediately. As a freshman in 2005, he started in 40 games in right field and quickly established himself as a bonafide leadoff hitter for the Buckeyes.On Apr. 27, 2005, in the second game of a doubleheader against Eastern Michigan, Angle was batting leadoff and starting in right field. For the remaining 27 games of the season, and essentially for the rest of his Buckeye career, Angle was found atop the lineup. But despite all the success, it was not until he participated in the Cape Cod League in 2006 that he started to believe a professional career in baseball was ahead of him.“(I) went out there, performed well, and that’s when you’re matched up against some of the best players in the country,” Angle said. Then, on June 7, 2007, the phone call finally came through, alerting Angle that he had been selected with the fifth pick in the seventh round of the draft, 219th overall by the Baltimore Orioles. Angle remembers exactly where he was when he got the life-changing call.“I was actually at my house on campus,” he said. “Just with some roommates and some buddies, and then got together with my family after.”Angle describes the moment as a great and memorable experience.“It’s something that you work hard for, something that you always dream about — the opportunity to play professionally, and it was something I’ll never forget,” he said.After being drafted, it took Angle some time to reach the majors. He debuted in 2007 at Low Class-A and the next three-and-a-half seasons traveled through various levels of the minors before finally landing in Baltimore.For many minor-leaguers, the travel can be an unwanted burden that puts stress on the family life, but Angle and his wife saw it as a great opportunity to see many different parts of the United States.“(My wife) was able to see a lot of cities and a lot of places that she wouldn’t have been able to see,” he said. “Looking back now, I think you appreciate it more — some of the trips, some of the cities, some of the opportunities. Time to spend together that you do while you were playing.”Despite the travel and most of the minor league teams being located closer to the East Coast, Angle kept to his roots and lived in Columbus throughout his playing career.“Columbus was always home,” he said. “Offseasons were always spent in Columbus, and then I would just live in whatever home city I was playing in that year. But Columbus has always been home.”On July 17, 2011, the day finally came when Angle donned an Orioles uniform and took the field at Camden Yards. He was slotted to lead off, a role in which he had grown comfortable. He went 0 for 3, but it was a day he will never forget.Orioles left fielder Matt Angle (38) bumps fists with first base coach Wayne Kirby (23) in the 7th inning after he is walked to first base by Indians’ pitcher Chad Durbin. The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Cleveland Indians, 8-3, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, on July 17, 2011. Credit: Courtesy of TNS“It’s something you’re always working for,” Angle said. “My wife and my mom and uncle and cousin were able to make the trip over to Baltimore. It was a day game, I can’t remember if it was noon or 1, so it was early. Got in late the night before after getting called up so it was a quick turnaround.”And of all the teams he could have debuted against, of course it was the Ohio-based Cleveland Indians. Though Angle grew up as a Cincinnati Reds fan, it was something special for him to play against a local team.“(I was) not as much an Indians fan, but it was great growing up in Ohio to be able to make your debut against another Ohio team,” Angle said.Unfortunately for Angle, his career in the majors was short-lived. He finished the 2011 season in Baltimore and never saw another major-league at-bat. His final career stat line was .177/.293/.266, with a lone home run and 11 stolen bases.He spent four more seasons in the minors, split between the farm systems of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins and Oakland Athletics.But as the years wore on and it became clearer that he did not have the same skillset he had a few years earlier, Angle decided to hang up his cleats.“At that point, sometimes the game just kind of tells you,” he said. “Ideally, you would’ve loved to still been able to play longer, but sometimes the game just tells you it’s time.”Though his career as a player was over, Angle found a new career with the sport he loved. He knew he still had some unfinished business and a possible future back in Columbus.Angle left OSU a year early, without receiving his degree, so that was one of the first things he wanted to take care of when he moved back to Columbus.“It was something that was always important to me,” he said. “I actually finished my degree my last year of playing. And it was something I’ve always wanted to do. Having a degree from Ohio State means so many different things, whether it’s in the sport world or the business world.”While completing his degree in sport industry at OSU, Angle found that a job was awaiting him on the baseball team. He joined coach Greg Beals’ staff as co-video coordinator. In this position, he sits down with players to review film and helps them go through what might be wrong with their swing and how they can heat up at the plate. “My first year as the — I was more student, I was still graduating at the time — there was a lot more I was able to do on-field,” Angle said. “So you’re able to implement some things there, and now you’re just following through on the video side, suggesting, being able to give a fresh set of eyes watching the game a little bit differently.”Ohio State co-video coordinator Matt Angle in the dugout during the Buckeyes’ 2016 Big Ten tournament championship run. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsFor some of these younger players, a fresh set of eyes can be exactly what they need to help break out of a funk at the plate. Sophomore third baseman Brady Cherry said that the team benefits from having a former player with the experience at the plate.“He knows his stuff, and I think everybody here trusts him with all the knowledge that he has,” Cherry said. The experience Angle brings to the team isn’t only as a bastion of light for players going through a tough time at the plate, but it can also be a great aid to the coaching staff if it can’t seem to get through to the player.“Matt’s a great resource for me too — just in different approaches, how to approach hitters, and how we can go about attacking a week and attacking a practice plan, and helping get our guys as ready to play as possible,” Beals said.For Angle, his time spent helping coach younger players at OSU has been well spent, and he seems to like the work here. Asked what he will be doing after coaching at OSU, Angle said he doesn’t know.“That’s the great question. You know, we’ll see,” Angle said. “I’ve enjoyed the last two-and-a-half, three years that I’ve been a part of the program. Right now, being fully entrenched in the season, not really thinking too far outside of that. If you have any great ideas, I’d be open.” read more

Firmino determined to end goal drought

first_imgLiverpool striker Roberto Firmino is keen to end his goal drought when they face Leicester City this weekend in the Premier League.The Brazil international will seek to end a rare goal drought when Liverpool take on Leicester although his manager Jurgen Klopp has no concerns about a drop-off in productivity.The versatile frontman has formed one of the most feared forward lines in European football over the past 12 months with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. And the 26-year-old, signed for £29 from Hoffenheim three years ago, has been impressive in Liverpool’s 100 percent start to the new Premier League campaign three victories and three clean sheetsYet despite scoring 27 times for last season, Firmino is still looking for his first goal of the new campaign even though Liverpool are the early Premier League pacesetters.The striker has not scored in eight games for Klopp’s side and in the Premier League has one goal in his past 10 appearances, a run that dates back to March.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.But Firmino’s selfless running and ability to create spaces behind defences has been singled out as one of the reasons Salah looks capable of continuing the prodigious production of last season, when he scored 44 times for Klopp in all competitions.The Liverpool boss says there is no sense of a World Cup hangover for Firmino, whose Brazil side exited the tournament at the quarter-final stage.“He had two weeks pre-season, which is quite short for a player who needs his physical fitness as much as Roberto does but I’m completely happy,” said Klopp, according to AFP.“After two weeks’ preparation and a Brazilian holiday he is much sharper and fitter than I would have expected. It is exactly how it should be in this moment and he can improve, like we all can improve.”last_img read more

Roberto Martinez impressed by Hazards performance

first_imgEden Hazard has again proven his worth to the Belgium team in their friendly game against Scotland.His coach Roberto Martinez was largely impressed by Hazard’s performance and he praised the player’s role in setting the example as the captain of the team.In the 4-0 win against Scotland, Hazard had lead the attack on the opponent until he was substituted on the 56th minute of the game.Hazard scored after Romelu Lukaku had opened the scoreline in favour of his team. He also made an assist for Michy Batshuayi.FourFourTwo reports Martinez’s response after he was asked whether the Chelsea star man had worked too hard on himself ahead of the friendly: “I don’t see that as a negative. He’s in a good moment and he’s carried on from where he was in the World Cup.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“When you’re a captain, you have to set the standard in that sort of manner. It’s dangerous when you go into a football match not giving everything.“Hazard is giving what you want from a captain. I don’t think there was anything wrong with him trying to find the right space and drag people out.”last_img read more

ONeill focuses on the positives

first_imgDespite being relegated in the UEFA Nations League, Michael O’Neill is optimistic his Northen Ireland side is improving.Northern Ireland have failed to win a single point from their opening three matches in Group B3 and will be relegated to Group C when the Nations League returns, and Michael O’Neill knows that.Bosnia and Herzegovina are expected to win the group, with Austria in second place, but O’Neill feels they are improving as they try to focus on next year’s Euro 2020 qualifiers.“We played the other night with a starting line-up of five core players and six who are in single figures in terms of caps – Gavin Whyte, Liam Boyce, George Saville, Jamal Lewis, Michael Smith and the goalkeeper [Bailey Peacock-Farrell],” O’Neill told Sky Sports.The Netherlands have a walk in the park in Estonia’s pitch Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 9, 2019 With a stellar performance from Ryan Babel, the Netherlands won their second consecutive UEFA Euro Qualifier against Estonia.After the impressive performance they offered in…“We’re progressing, those boys are stepping up in international football and playing against a lot more experienced players.“I’ve been delighted with how the players have come in. We’ve got good competition for places in a lot of areas on the pitch, at times we haven’t had that.“So despite the fact the three games have gone against us, we were disappointed to lose the games but I’m not devastated or despondent.”last_img read more