Big names set to sizzle at MVP meet

first_imgRaymond GrahamGleaner WriterToday’s MVP Track and Field meet will take focus inside the National Stadium this evening, with the promise of top quality athletics, given the early form shown so far this season.Following last Saturday’s outstanding performances from several of the country’s top senior athletes including an world leading equalling 11.07 seconds in the women’s 100m from Elaine Thompson, fans are in store for three hours of top class performances once again with the main event expected to start at 3:00pm because of the overwhelming support of entries.Meet organiser Paul Francis is excited about the meet and the support it has received.”We have received over 400 entries and because of this we will have to start a bit earlier, running several heats but the main event with the top seeded athletes will commence at 5:00pm,” said Francis.With this being the last chance for athletes to sharpen up ahead of the Penn Relays it should be great competition for both high school athletes as well as those from clubs and colleges.The Penn Relays will take place in Philadelphia, USA between April 28 – 30.Besides the 4x100m and 4x400m there will be action also in the 4x800m relays with 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 100m hurdles, 110m hurdles along with 400m hurdles also facing the starter.An exciting battle is expected in the men’s 100m as former world champion Yohan Blake of Racers Track Club will lead a high quality field with the likes of Sprintec’s Rasheed Dwyer, MVP’s Andrew Fisher and World Championships 200m finalist Zharnel Hughes all posing a threat.World Championships bronze medal winner Shericka Jackson is also expected to feature in the women’s 400m event.Following her defeat to GC Foster College’s Rhonda Whyte in the women’s 400m hurdles, Edwin Allen High schoolgirl Shannon Kallawan, will be hoping to avenge that defeat when both clash once again in an event, which also includes some of the country’s top athletes who will be bidding for spots on Jamaica’s team to the Rio Olympic Games.These include the likes of Sprintec’s Ristananna Tracey, MVP’s Nikita Tracy and the University of West Indies’ Rushell Clayton, who will be defending her collegiate title at the Penn Relays.Today’s meet will also be a good opportunity for high school teams in the relays. Following two sub-40 seconds clocking so far this season, Kingston College led by Jhevaughn Matherson and Akeem Bloomfield will be hoping for another big performance but with defending Penn Relays champion Calabar expected to insert outstanding Class II athlete Christopher Taylor in their line-up, this could make it more difficult for the North Street – based team.Both teams will be pitted against Racers and MVP units, which will also be interesting to see how the schoolboys do against their seniors.Among the girls Penn Relays favourite St. Jago is expected to parade their strong 4x100m team, which is expected to include the likes of Kimone Shaw, Shaniel English and Shanice Reid.However, defending Penn Relays champion Edwin Allen with the likes of Patrice Moodie and Shellece Clarke along Holmwood Technical with Ashley Williams and company could make it difficult for the St. Jago quartet.TODAY’S ORDER OF EVENT5:00 P.M: 4X100M FEMALE5:00 P.M: LONG JUMP MEN5:10 P.M: 4x100M MALEDISCUS FEMALE5:20 P.M: 800M FEMALE5:25 P.M; 800M MALE5:35 P.M: 400M HURDLES FEMALE5:40 P.M 400M HURDLES MALE5:50 P.M : 4X800M FEMALE6:00 P.M: 4X800M MALE6:10 P.M: 400M M FEMALEDISCUS MALE6:20 P.M: 400M MALE6:30 P.M LONG JUMP6:45 P.M: 200M FEMALE6:55 P.M: 200M MALE7:10 P.M: 100M H FEMALE7:15 P.M; 110M H MALE7:55 P.M: 4X400M FEMALE8:00 P.M: 4X400M MALElast_img read more

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10 Audio Accessories Under $100

first_imgOnly have a small amount of money left in your budget for audio accessories? No problem. Check out all this great sound gear that’s available to you for under $100!Top image from of Lorelei.As filmmakers, we’re quick to make sure we’ve got all of the camera accessories we need… but what about sound gear?  We recently took a look at a collection of audio gear for under $500. Let’s continue down that path in a more budget-minded fashion with this list of ten must-have audio accessories for under $100.Note: the links below are just examples of where you can purchase this filmmaking gear. These are not sponsored or affiliate links. We encourage you to make your purchases at your favorite gear store!1. Tascam DR-05 Portable RecorderPrice: $99.99Image from SweetwaterThe Tascam DR-05 is a great option as a field recorder for the price tag of $100. While some may not view it as an accessory I’ve been on film crews where this little recorder was waiting in the wings in case the Sound Devices 702 or 633 went down. If you’re looking for a cheap capture solution for small projects, I would suggest it as well.2. Rode VideoMic GO: $90Image from SweetwaterWhile it doesn’t capture the kind of audio that the Rode NTG line of shotgun mics will, the Rode VideoMic GO captures quality sound for its price tag. I’ve used this same mic several times over the years in order to capture scratch-track audio, which is extremely helpful when you get into post-production.3. Audio Technica Condensor Mic: $99Image from B&HIn the event that you didn’t capture all of your audio while in the field, you’ll need to capture some ADR. For that you’ll need a quality condenser mic. The Audio Technica is a great little mic, but you also might want to check out the Blue Snowball, MXL V67G, Behringer C-3 or the AKG P120, all of which are under $100.4. Rode smartLav: $66Image from B&HThis is an interesting lav microphone. Say you’re working on a documentary or industrial video when your wireless lapel mic goes on the fritz. You need this audio and this shot and you only have a limited amount of time. Well, grab your smart phone and connect the Rode smartLav to it and open the app. Just like that, you have a backup for under $100.5. Nady DSM-1X Digital Meter: $75Image from B&HI never really thought about needing to measure the sound level of a space. However, I’ve had several sound recordists tell me they’ve used them when filming in an industrial space where there are large spikes of sound. They would walk with the meter toward the source of the sound while watching the dB level, easily discovering how close they could get to the sound without harming the recording equipment.6. Comprehensive Audio Adapter Kit: $90Image from B&HIt never fails, you’re out in the field and you need some sort of adapter, but that was one of those minute details that you forgot. Well if you’ve ever found your self dealing with this before just know that you aren’t alone, it has happened to me before as well. But, in order to prepare for the next time this will happen here is a great little audio adapter kit.7. Leatherman Sidekick Multi-Tool: $42Image from B&HThis is easily the greatest tool I’ve ever seen on set. A good friend of mine and fellow filmmaker brought one of these on set and it was a simply a godsend. While it’s not necessarily a piece of “audio” equipment, it will come in handy at some point. For example, when I was on a documentary crew, the sound recordist had a heck of a time pressing the small battery lock release on the Sound Devices 702 field recorder. Enter the Leatherman Sidekick. Problem solved.8. ProTapes Gaff Tape: $20Image from B&HNext to the multi-tool, the best tool for audio — and really any part of film production — is gaff tape. It’s amazingly handy. I was recently working on a documentary film and we needed to attach the boom mic to a C-Stand. When we discovered we didn’t have all the parts necessary to pull this off, we whipped out the gaff tape and strapped the boom pole to the arm of the C-Stand. It worked perfectly. You can also use gaff tape when you need your subject to tape a lapel mic to the inside of their shirt or jacket so you can get crystal-clear audio.9. Vulta Hurricane Flashlight: $37Image from B&HAs soon as you say that you won’t need a flashlight, you’ll need one. When working on set everything is lit in a specific way. So the light is directed toward the subject or characters. This will sometimes leave you in a shady or dark spot where it can be cumbersome to find little things like lapel clips or adapters. So make things easier on yourself and keep a small flashlight handy.10. Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphones: $75Last, but definitely not least we need headphones. These same headphones were recommended to me by a film composer I work with, and I’ve used them for over two years now. When you put these on you’ll notice right away that you hear a nice flat sound, and as you should know, when you’re capturing sound you want to make sure that this sound is flat. This allows you to hear everything as it is without any manipulation.Image from B&HFor more in-depth info on filmmaking gear and tools, take a look at these articles:Filmmaking Tip: Gear For a One Man Documentary Crew10 Crucial Pieces of Audio Gear Under $500How to Spot Counterfeit Camera GearDid we miss any crucial audio accessories that we should have added? Are these essential audio accessories $100 or less? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

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Working with Flowcharts in Adobe After Effects

first_imgDo you have tips for organizing your workflow in After Effects? Let us know in the comments. The Flowchart PanelTo access the flowchart, first I’ll make sure I have my desired composition open or selected in the project panel. Next, I’ll select Composition > Composition Flowchart. Once the flowchart panel opens, I’ll see all of my comps listed. I can also see all of the layers in each composition. The problem is that I’m not really enjoying this layout, so I’m going to customize my flowchart to make it more intuitive and easier to navigate.Display OptionsThere are a number of ways I can customize the display of my flowchart, all of which are in the panel drop-down menu. First, I don’t really like that the chart is flowing up. I prefer a left-to-right layout, with the original comp at the far left, so I’m going to change this setting in the panel menu. I’ll set the justification to left. If I wanted a simpler view of things, I could strip the flowchart down so it’s displaying only the comps.Navigating the FlowchartOne of my favorite aspects of the flowchart panel is the ability to quickly navigate and access comps and layers throughout my project. Anytime I select an asset in the flowchart panel, it will quickly show me that asset in the project or composition panel. If I select a layer in the composition panel, it will highlight the asset in the flowchart panel. Double-clicking a comp in the flowchart panel will open that comp.The Mini-FlowchartIf working in the flowchart panel seems a bit too counterintuitive, check out the mini-flowchart. There are several ways to access this — the main way being Composition > Composition Mini-Flowchart. There’s also a mini-flowchart button in the composition panel, or you can just press the Tab key while your composition panel is highlighted. Quickly jump between comps and precomps in the mini-flowchart using the arrow key. To launch a comp, simply click on it. Get a bird’s-eye view of your After Effects project with flowcharts.Top image via Shutterstock.When you’re working on a complex After Effects project, you might find yourself nesting compositions. A nest involves a composition within a composition. To create a nested composition, you simply highlight a single layer or group of layers and select Layer > Pre-compose. This creates a new composition in your project panel, and it will now show up as a layer in your original comp. We call this new composition a precomp.Working with nesting and precomps can quickly become confusing. Trying to make your way to a specific layer that’s buried in precomps can be headache-inducing. This is when the flowchart panel comes in handy.A flowchart offers you a bird’s-eye view of your project, so you can modify and customize your flowchart how you’d like and quickly navigate precomps and layers directly in the flowchart panel.Let’s take a closer look at what you can do with this tool.last_img read more

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Schofield scores 29, No. 3 Tennessee beats Memphis 102-92

first_imgLeBron James, Lonzo Ball post triple-doubles in Lakers win over Hornets SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño “Their entire team emptied the bench to come over,” Hardaway said. “They weren’t coming over because it was a timeout. You can visibly see guys with their fists balled, talking trash to our guys or whatever it was, almost like a standoff.”This game featured 57 fouls combined, with 35 on Memphis. Tennessee had a big edge at the free throw line (39 of 46) compared to the Tigers (16 of 22).UP NEXTTennessee: Hosts Samford on Wednesday night.Memphis: Hosts Little Rock on Wednesday night. Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said they knew coming in this would be a big game for Memphis.“We’ve got a lot of room for growth,” Barnes said. Tennessee guard Jordan Bowden (23) controls the ball against Memphis guard Tyler Harris in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Admiral Schofield popped his Tennessee jersey to the Memphis fans who had been screaming at him throughout the game.The rivalry between Tennessee’s top basketball programs is back on, and the Volunteers have the upper hand for now.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening This rivalry had cooled down since that No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown in 2008. It’s the first game between the programs on either end of Tennessee since January 2013.These Vols came in with a big advantage in both size and experience with all five starters back from the team that shared the Southeastern Conference regular-season title last year. They trailed only once at 3-2 within the first minute on a trio of free throws by Harris.With Tennessee hitting its first five shots, including a trio of 3-pointers, the Vols took a 15-5 lead on Schofield’s 3 with 16:21 left. Tennessee led 50-35 at halftime. Hardaway said the Tigers worked all week to start fast.“Hey, man, that’s where they’re ranked No. 3 in the nation,” Hardaway said. “And we’ve just got to continue to work hard. The second half was more what we wanted, we just couldn’t put two halves together, which led us to lose by 10. When you give up 102 points on your own home floor, you’re not going to win too many of those.”The Tigers pulled to 63-56 when Antwann Jones’ 3 capped eight straight. Schofield scored the next five for Tennessee. Davenport did his best to rally Memphis but couldn’t get the Tigers closer than eight despite hitting 10 of 12 shots.BIG PICTURETennessee: The Vols finally have a true road game on their resume with the arena filled with lots of Memphis blue. Barnes wasn’t happy with his Vols turning it over 18 times, which Memphis turned into 14 points.Memphis: Hardaway needs more time, and his 2019 recruiting class is led by James Wiseman. But he had the Tigers racing up the floor every chance they got in transition. Hardaway’s halftime adjustments were evident when the Tigers hit as many shots (10) within the first nine minutes as the entire first half.CHIPPY FINISHWith 47.8 seconds left during a timeout, officials gave double-technicals to Bone and Memphis guard Alex Lomax. Hardaway said Bone said something disrespectful, setting off a sequence that included the Memphis coach not getting an answer about why the Vols didn’t get a technical for leaving the bench. Kyvon Davenport helped Memphis (5-5) keep Tennessee from blowing the Tigers out. He scored 26 of his career-high 31 points after halftime and had 11 boards. Tyler Harris added 10 points.First-year Memphis coach Penny Hardaway remains winless against the Vols after going 0-2 when playing for the Tigers in the early 1990s. Simply having the former NBA star as head coach has Tigers’ fans excited enough about the future that they sold out the FedExForum for the first time since March 7, 2009, against Tulsa just before coach John Calipari left for Kentucky.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Schofield scored 20 of his 29 points in the second half and added 11 rebounds as third-ranked Tennessee beat Memphis 102-92 Saturday to snap a three-game skid to the in-state rival.“We wanted to come in and make a statement for our university here on their floor,” Schofield said with a smile. “And I think we did that, so you know the crowd was chirping a little bit. So I just had to let them know. UT. UT still on top.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefThe Volunteers (8-1) avoided any letdown after a weeklong layoff for finals since upsetting then-No. 1 ranked Gonzaga last weekend in Phoenix. That win pushed the Vols to their highest Associated Press ranking since Feb. 25, 2008, when they went to No. 1 after upsetting another top-ranked team in Memphis.Grant Williams added 19 points for Tennessee. Jordan Bone had 17, Jordan Bowden 12 and Kyle Alexander 10. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue View commentslast_img read more

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Ohio State womens basketball tops VCU 9686 Amy Scullion returns

OSU freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell (3) maneuvers around VCU freshman guard Keira Robinson (34) to attempt a layup during a game on Nov. 23 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 96-86. Credit: Nina Budeiri / Lantern photographerRedshirt-senior guard Amy Scullion shoots a free throw against VCU on Nov. 23 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 96-86.Credit: Nina Budeiri / Lantern photographerIn a tight contest, the Ohio State women’s basketball team defeated Virginia Commonwealth after pulling away late in the game.OSU junior guard Ameryst Alston got the action started with a quick layup in the opening seconds of the 96-86 win. Both teams shot the ball well through the first six minutes as the game was tied, 20-20. Then a jumper from freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell sparked a 19-7 run over a span of nine minutes to take a 39-27 lead for the Buckeyes.Virginia Commonwealth outscored OSU, 16-13, in the last 5:48 of the half to make the score 52-43 as the teams headed to the locker room. The Buckeyes shot 58 percent from the field in the first half, while holding the Rams to 37 percent.The Rams opened the second half with an 8-0 run to cut the Buckeye lead to just one point. But OSU answered with an 11-2 run to bring the lead back into double digits. OSU went on to score seven unanswered points to take its largest lead of the game, 70-56.Virginia Commonwealth cut the deficit to six with less than nine minutes remaining. After an 8-2 run by OSU, the Rams hit three consecutive 3-pointers to pull the game within three with less than four minutes remaining in the half. The Buckeyes closed out the game on a 14-7 run to get the 10-point victory.OSU improved to 2-2 for the season. Alston led all scorers with 34 points while Mitchell added 29 of her own. Freshman forward Alexa Hart came off the bench to tally 12 points along with eight blocks.Alston said the team excelled in finding an offensive rhythm throughout the game.  “I think we did a pretty good job, we got a nice little pace going,” Alston said. “We kind of got stagnant for a little while but I think we did pretty good offensively.”Redshirt-senior guard Amy Scullion added three points and seven rebounds off the bench for the Buckeyes. Scullion was in action for the first time since the end of the 2013-14 season after initially forgoing her final year of eligibility to attend medical school. Scullion said that while she had some anxiety at the start of the game, it eventually wore off. “Not going to lie, I was a little nervous, I felt like a freshman again,” Scullion said. “Once we started going up and down a little bit it wasn’t bad.”Mitchell found herself in foul trouble, earning four throughout the game. Mitchell said that she’s still making the transition from playing defense in high school to college.  “I’m in the process of learning,” she said. “I know I’m at the collegiate level so stuff I used to get away with in high school, I’m not going to get away with. I know as I grow, my fouls have to stop.”Coach Kevin McGuff said Mitchell’s fouls are a result of her effort on the court and sees them as something she’ll eventually overcome.“She’s so competitive and is always trying to make a play for her team that sometimes she gets herself in a little bit of trouble, but she’ll grow through that,” McGuff said. Up next for OSU is a trip to the Virgin Islands to participate in the Paradise Jam. The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Clemson on Thursday at 1:15 p.m. in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. read more

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De Boer admires Atlanta United philosophy

first_imgThe new Major League Soccer (MLS) club Frank De Boer is happy to be at Atlanta United where he spoke to the press for the first time.After being appointed as the new Atlanta United coach, Frank De Boer hadn’t spoken to the press yet.But he did it today at the Atlanta Training Ground.“I’m very excited to be here,” he said according to the team’s official website.Report: Martinez carries on amazing scoring record George Patchias – August 19, 2019 Josef Martinez has continued his amazing goal scoring record in the MLS.The 26-year-old Venezuelan has been a revelation for Atlanta United since his arrival. He…“When a club comes like Atlanta United, you have to be interested –– I was immediate. Especially the philosophy of the club, the structure of the club, the core values which to me are very important.”“Everything here is clear and structured. For me that’s so much easier because now I can focus on the first team,” he added.“The five and a half years as the Ajax head coach cost me less energy than the eight months between Inter and Crystal Palace.”“I started getting gray hairs! I want a positive vibe, and to keep it when it’s there. That’s one thing I’m really looking forward to, getting to focus on the things I’m good at,” he commented.last_img read more

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Delegation from the Turks and Caicos Islands attends high level meeting on

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Ecuador, December 20, 2017 – Quito – Honorable Edwin Astwood, Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human Services attended a high level meeting on Universal Health in the 21st century: 40 years of Alma-Ata on December 11-12, 2017, in Quito, Ecuador by invitation from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).   Mrs. Jackurlyn Sutton, Chief Nursing Officer/Primary Health Care Manager, Ms. Nordia Campbell, Budget Director and Mrs. Darlene Clerveaux-Forbes, Executive Administrator, accompanied the Minister to this meeting.This high level meeting organized by PAHO constituted a forum for regional dialogue, analysis and debate on the values and principles of Alma Ata, within the context of Universal Health in the 21stcentury.   During this meeting the Minister Hon. Edwin Astwood met with a number of Caribbean and Latin American Ministers of Health which included Minister of Public Health of Ecuador – Maria Veronica Espinosa Serrano and other key representatives from Member States, participants and representatives of PAHO/WHO and High level Officials of UNASUR.    Also in attendance, was former Premier Hon. Dr. Rufus Ewing, who is currently a consultant with PAHO.The meeting discussed the achievements and challenges faced by member states throughout the region on the Declaration of Alma-Ata which was adopted 40 years ago when member states committed as signatories to “Health for All by the year 2000”.   It was envisioned that this would be accomplished through the need for urgent action by all governments, all health and development workers, and the world community to protect and promote the health of All people.The meeting provided the opportunity for member states to revisit the advances made over the past 40 years in Primary Health Care: A clearly defined first level of care;Different models of health care systems that have been implemented to guarantee access to care;Progress or talks on Universal Access to Care Declaration;Signature of the cooperation strategy between the countries and PAHO on Universal Access to Care Declaration.Major challenges, identified were:Inequity in health careLack of genuine social participation from civil society andIdentification of a sustainable financing measure to secure universal access and equityDetailed presentations were made on:Universal Health in the 21stCentury: how to build political viability?Universal Health and the participation of civil societyTransformation of health systems towards Universal HealthExpansion of Equitable Access to Health Systems based on primary health careThe Chief Nursing Officer/Primary Health Care Manager, Mrs. Jackurlyn Sutton in her comments stated “This forum was timely in the life of the health care system in the Turks and Caicos Islands as we commit to strengthening our Primary Health Care Services though workshops and meetings with wider stakeholder consultation on the way forward in identifying and adopting a new model of care focused on individuals, families and communities”.This dialogue on Universal Health will continue in the region throughout 2018.Press Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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TCI Firearms License Holders – Renewals

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 12, 2018 – Providenciales – All Firearms License Holders on the Turks and Caicos Islands are reminded that their Firearms licenses are due for renewal immediately.  There remains a large number of Firearms License Holders who have yet to renew their license.All persons who have yet to renew their firearms license must do so immediately as failure to renew a Firearms License by Friday 26th January 2018 may result in the seizure of the firearm(s) and ammunition held and prosecution for possession of an unlicensed firearm.   Any person experiencing any difficulty in renewing their firearm must contact the RT&CIPF immediately.Press Release: RT&CPF Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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