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first_imgLearn how to quickly apply multiple effects to clips in Premiere Pro.If you’re anything like me than you probably pick up something new almost every time you sit down to edit. Often times the things you learn make you slap your forehead and say “if only I’d known this before!” This might be one of those moments for you.When working in Premiere Pro it’s not uncommon that you’d need to apply similar effects to multiple clips. Normally the best way to apply multiple effects would be to apply the effects to an adjustment layer, but if you’re wanting to only apply certain effects you need to use the “paste attributes” button. The following technique will allow you to copy multiple effects to multiple clips simultaneously, without having to create an adjustment layer.1. Select the Clip with the EffectsSimply click on the clip with the effects you want to copy.2. CopyEither right click and hit copy or use the shortcut Command+C.3. Select Your Desired ClipNow select your desired clip or or clip selection. By holding down shift you can select multiple clips in your timeline.4. Right Click and Select Paste AttributesWith your clips selected, right-click and select “Paste Attributes”.5. Choose Parameters and Click OkA box will pop up that asks you to select which effects will be copied to the selected clips. By default your motion, opacity, time remapping, and effects will all be copied to the selected clips. If you don’t want to copy every parameter you can choose which ones to copy here. Once you have made your selection hit “Ok”. Your selected clips will now have the effects applied to them.This technique serves as a good alternative to using an adjustment layer, especially if you are wanting to go in and manipulate the effects further. However if you’re simply wanting to apply and manipulate a quick color correction or effect to your entire sequence, creating an adjustment layer might be the best thing to do. It all depends on your situation.Want to learn more about editing with Premiere Pro? Check out the Premiere Pro section of the PremiumBeat blog. We have dozens of articles and tutorials dedicated to helping you become a better video editor and a master of Premiere.last_img read more

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first_imgSachin TendulkarSachin Tendulkar on Tuesday said that he didn’t find it disrespectful that Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova didn’t know who he was as she did not follow cricket.”Sharapova’s comments were not disrespectful. She doesn’t follow cricket,” a gentleman-like Sachin said in an interview to a private news channel.Tendulkar fans reacted angrily on social media when Sharapova admitted during a post match press conference at the Wimbledon that she did not know who was Sachin Tendulkar.Tendulkar was in the Royal Box during the Championship alongside former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss.Sharapova’s Facebook and Twitter account faced severe backlash and lot of unsavoury posts were found though the Russian tennis ace kept silent.”Sachin Tendulkar was the other person who came in at the same time as David (Beckham). Do you know who Sachin is?” The reigning French Open champion flatly had replied: “I don’t.”Tendulkar is a regular visitor at the Royal Box during Wimbledon and a couple of seasons back Swiss ace Roger Federer had posted a pic of himself with the Indian superstar on his twitter account.last_img read more

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first_imgSwitzerland closed in on a spot in the next round of the European Championship with a 1-1 draw against Romania on Wednesday.Admir Mehmedi scored a 57th-minute equalizer to ensure the Swiss have four points ahead of their final Group A match against France.Romania took the lead against the run of play in the 18th minute when Bogdan Stancu scored with his second penalty in two games.Although Romania hit the post through Cristian Sapunaru’s first-half shot, Switzerland had more and better scoring chances.Romania have only one point from two matches, but should be favoured to beat Albania.last_img read more

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first_imgBAYAMON, Puerto Rico — Paul Arriola not only was able to make his national team debut for the United States on May 22, he became the first player since Landon Donovan in 2000 to score a goal and have an assist in his initial appearance.“I thought today that I made the most of my chance,” he said after the 3-1 exhibition victory over Puerto Rico, the first of three matches for the team ahead of next month’s Copa America.Tim Ream and Bobby Wood also scored for the U.S., which dominated possession.A 21-year-old from Chula Vista, California, who plays for Tijuana in Mexico, Arriola is not on the tournament roster but was among seven additional players called in for a training camp while regulars remained with the Major League Soccer teams through the weekend. He became the first player to score in his debut since Juan Agudelo at South Africa in November 2010.“He did well, and he knows he has a huge learning curve still ahead of him,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said.Ream, cut from the Copa roster, put the U.S. ahead in the 20th minute with his first international goal. Arriola fed Wood in the 34th for a 2-0 lead, Wood’s fifth goal in 18 national team games.Luis Betancur cut Puerto Rico’s deficit in the 42nd against Brad Guzan, designated the first-choice goalkeeper by Klinsmann on May 21. Arriola restored the two-goal lead in the 56th.Michael Orozco made a 30-yard pass from just past the midfield stripe that Bedoya ran onto before dribbling toward the end line and crossing. Arriola tapped the pass into an open goal with his left foot from 2 yards.“I’m usually the guy getting down the line and sending the crosses in,” Arriola said. “And today fortunately I was able to be on the end of one, which in my club career hardly ever happens.”Bedoya, who captained the U.S. for the first time, appeared to off in the 63rd minute with a sore right ankle, but the team said after the game he was not hurt.The U.S., tied for 29th in the FIFA rankings, had an 11-5 advantage in shots in its first game against Puerto Rico, which is tied for 152nd.Among the starters, only Guzan, right back DeAndre Yedlin, central defender John Brooks and Bedoya appear to have a the best chance to be in the lineup against Colombia in the Copa America opener on June 3. Orozco was paired with Brooks in central defense, and Ream started at left back.Defenders Fabian Johnson and Geoff Cameron, both rehabbing leg injuries, remained in the continental U.S. and will rejoin the team on May 23 in Texas ahead of a May 25 exhibition against Ecuador in Frisco. The U.S. also plays Bolivia on May 28 at Kansas City, Kansas.The U.S. Soccer Federation went ahead with this game despite concern about the Zika virus, which led Major League Baseball to shift a two-game series between the Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates from Puerto Rico back to Miami.On an afternoon with 88-degree heat and 58 percent humidity at kickoff, Ream scored his first goal in 21 international appearances.After Alfredo Morales’ 30-yard effort was parried by Matthew Sanchez, Ream drove in the rebound with a left-footed shot from a sharp angle outside the 6-yard box.Wood doubled the lead when, with two Puerto Rican players down on the field, he ran onto a pass from Arriola.Wood took a pair of touches as he went around Emmanuel D’Andrea and lifted the ball over Sanchez from 7 yards. Fans booed the U.S. for not kicking the ball out of play.Betancur, a 21-year-old forward with Florida International, cut the deficit in the 42nd minute with a 23-yard shot over Guzan’s outstretched left hand after the Ream turned over the ball on a throw-in and Joseph Marrero’s pass split the defense.Tim Howard took over from Guzan at the beginning of the second half, only his second substitute appearance along with 106 starts.Defender Matt Miazga and midfielder Emerson Hyndman made their second international appearances when they entered for the second half.Fabrice Picault, a 25-year-old forward, made his U.S. debut when he came in for Wood in the 71st minute. Eric Lichaj replaced Bedoya in his first appearance since November 2013, and Julian Green made his first appearance since 2014.“It was a really good exercise,” Klinsmann said. “Perfect for us to kind of finish off the first week of training.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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first_img Press Trust of India VadodaraApril 3, 2019UPDATED: April 3, 2019 17:31 IST Tushar Arothe was the coach of the India women’s team when they reached the final of the 2017 World Cup (@ICC Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTushar Arothe was arrested connection with cricket betting along with 18 others”Forget about doing it, I have never thought about it”, said ArotheArothe quit as India women’s cricket team coach in 2018 after a players’ revoltFormer Indian women’s cricket team coach Tushar Arothe on Wednesday claimed innocence a day after he was arrested and subsequently released on bail for allegedly betting on an IPL match.”This (cricket) is my bread and butter. Whatever I am today is because of cricket and I will never do such type of activity. Life mei ek paisa idhar-udhar nahi kiya hai (I have never cheated),” Arothe told PTI.The 52-year-old from Baroda was arrested on Monday before being given bail by the police, Vadodara Police Commissioner Anup Singh Gehlot told PTI on Tuesday.”Forget about doing it, I have never thought about it,” the former batsman, who represented Baroda in 114 first-class games.Arothe and 18 others were arrested by the city Crime Branch for betting on the IPL match between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab played at Mohali, said Deputy Commissioner of Police Jaydeepsinh Jadeja of Vadodara Crime Branch.”Arothe is a former coach of the Indian women’s cricket team. He was among the 19 persons held by our team last night for placing bets during the live telecast of an IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals,” said Jadeja.Arothe took over the reins of the Indian women’s team in 2017 from Purnima Rao.During Arothe’s tenure, the women’s team had made it to the finals of the 2017 World Cup.He had resigned from the post in controversial circumstances. His son Rishi, a left-arm pacer, also plays for Baroda.Also Read | Ex-India women’s cricket coach Tushar Arothe arrested in connection with IPL bettingAlso Read | International Cricket Council to join hands with Interpol to tackle corruptionadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Tushar ArotheFollow IPLFollow bettingFollow Women’s teamFollow Coach Tushar Arothe claims innocence, says would ‘never indulge’ in such actTushar Arothe, former coach of the Indian women’s cricket team, along with 18 others were arrested by the Baroda Police for betting on the IPL match between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgRCMP auxiliary and municipal police auxiliary members will be protected from liability through amendments to the Police Act introduced today, Oct. 3. “We recognize the value of our volunteers and thank the more than one hundred auxiliary members in Nova Scotia,” said Justice Minister Lena Metlege Diab. “This amendment ensures our dedicated volunteers are properly protected and can continue doing important work in our communities.” Auxiliary constables are unarmed, unpaid, uniformed volunteers who donate their time to assist police officers. Volunteers participate in community events, support crime prevention initiatives within schools and assist police officers with their general duties. “Auxiliary constables play an important support role for law enforcement in Nova Scotia,” said Supt. Ray Oliver, Nova Scotia RCMP. “They work closely with police to keep their communities safe so we are very pleased that this legislation will support and protect them during their duties.” Other amendments to the Police Act include allowing for joint police advisory boards and better defining the roles of the Police Review Board and the Complaints Commissioner.last_img read more

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Rabat – A young student from New Zealand visited a mosque in Netherlands to show solidarity and support for Muslims.With tears and cracking voice, the student showed respect and solidarity with the people, apologizing for the attacks that claimed the lives of 50 victims during a planned terror attack by a 28-year old Australian on Friday.A video filmed  by theatermaker Salaheddine Benchikhi shows the student expressing his regret and giving his condolences to Muslims in the Essalam Mosque in Rotterdam. “I am from from New Zealand and I have bought some flowers  for the people there. And I don’t know what I can do, but I have to do something for the people there,” the young student told Benchikhi.Read Also: New Zealand Terror Attack: 17-Year-Old Eggs Islamophobic SenatorAfter his heartwarming message, Benchikhi hugged the student in an emotional moment.Benchikhi also interviewed more people who brought flowers to the mosques to express solidarity.One of the interviewees said that citizens are relying on the government to ensure security and stability.The two people said that they are mourning for the people in New Zealand and that it’s their “turn to give flowers and to tell the people they love them.”New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited the attacked mosques on Sunday. Photo of her hugging Muslims went viral on social media.While world leaders and people around the world slammed the massacres, some Western tabloids showed sympathy with the 28-year old attacker, Brenton Tarrant.The Daily Mirror, a British tabloid labelled the attacker an “angelic boy who grew into an evil far-right ass killer.”The daily also put a photo in its cover, showing Tarrant as a young boy.The tabloid also described the attacker as a “likeable and dedicated personal trainer running free athletic programmes for kids.”The description received strong and condemning comments on social media.There is absolutely no chance a newspaper would splash a childhood photo of an Islamist terrorist who murdered 49 Christians in a church as an “angelic boy”. Displacing focus from the victims to oh how could such a sweet WHITE boy become a terrorist is abhorrent pic.twitter.com/pcQCOBzMpT— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) 16 mars 2019British columnist and political commentator Owen Jones slammed the tabloid, saying that “there is absolutely no chance a newspaper would splash a childhood photo of an Islamist terrorist who murdered 49 Christians in a church as an “angelic boys.”He added, “Displacing focus from the victims to oh how could such a sweet WHITE boy become a terrorist is abhorrent.”The attacks on two mosques in Christchurch claimed the lives of 50 and injured at least 50 others.The victims are aged between 3 and 77. read more

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11 November 2011The United Nations tribunals tasked with ending impunity for genocide and war crimes in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda have made great progress in the last year towards completing their work, but need help in retaining experienced staff, the presidents of the courts told the General Assembly today. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has concluded proceedings against 126 of the 161 persons indicted by the court, Judge Patrick Robinson said as he presented the annual report of the tribunal, which is based in The Hague.In addition, the arrest earlier this year of Ratko Mladic and Goran Hadžic is a “milestone” that brings the tribunal closer to the successful completion of its mandate,” he added. “With the trial of the last two fugitives, all persons indicted by the prosecutor will face the judicial process, and the tribunal will be removing yet another brick in the wall of impunity.”The tribunal is taking all measures possible to expedite its trials, but as it nears the end of its mandate, highly qualified and essential staff continue to leave at “alarming” rates for more secure employment elsewhere, Judge Robinson noted in his address to the Assembly.“The loss of the tribunal’s experienced staff has significantly impacted proceedings, placed an onerous burden on the tribunal’s remaining staff, and will place a much heavier financial burden on the international community in the long run,” he stated. To address this issue, the tribunal is seeking support for a retention incentive for its long-serving staff members, he said, noting that providing a direct incentive to stay until the actual abolition date of their posts has proven highly effective in other downsizing organizations. Also, with the tribunal reaching the end of its work, it is likely that the rate of staff attrition will accelerate if effective action is not taken, warned the President. To enable it to quickly replace critical staff, the tribunal is requesting a waiver from the regulations that stipulate that interns have to wait six months after the completion of their internships before they can apply for professional posts. Staff retention is also a “significant” challenge for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Judge Khalida Rachid Khan told the Assembly as she presented the court’s report. “Many experienced staff members have left for more permanent jobs at other institutions,” she said. “These departures constitute an important loss of experience and institutional memory…“Although these are problems inherent in any closing institution, there are ways to combat the extreme staff attrition occurring at the ICTR,” she stated. Judge Khan noted that the tribunal, which is based in the Tanzanian city of Arusha, accomplished a great deal in the last year and its work is almost complete.“However, our work is not yet finished and the assistance of the international community is required to ensure that there is no impunity gap,” she stressed. The tribunal’s trial work is due to be finished by the end of the second quarter of 2012 and appeals work is to be finished by early 2014, she said. Critical to the tribunal’s work is the cooperation of States in apprehending the nine remaining fugitives, including three of the most high-ranking accused – Félicien Kabuga, Protais Mpiranya and Augustin Bizimana. “We call upon all States, especially the States of the Great Lakes region, and in particular Kenya, to intensify their cooperation with the tribunal and to render all necessary assistance so that the remaining fugitives can be arrested,” said the President. “These fugitives, who are accused of the most terrible crimes, must be arrested to send a strong message to the world that evading justice in not an option.” read more

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TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index dipped into the red Monday as minor U.S. stock movements saw Wall Street hit a new record high.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 4.47 points to 15,802.7.The commodity-heavy TSX had been up earlier in the trading day, with some of the lift coming from rising oil prices, said Allan Small, a senior investment adviser at Holliswealth.The November crude contract climbed 42 cents to US$51.87 per barrel amid rising tensions in the Middle East as Iraqi federal forces moved into the disputed city of Kirkuk and seized oil fields, prompting a withdrawal by Kurdish forces.“Oil was up quite a bit because of what’s been happening in Iraq — Iraq being the no. 2 producer of oil in OPEC,” Small said.South of the border, New York stock indices extended their record-setting run into a sixth straight week.The Dow Jones industrial average advanced 85.24 points to 22,956.96. The S&P 500 index inched up 4.47 points to 2,557.64 and the Nasdaq composite index gained 18.21 points to 6,624.01.While Monday was a relatively light day for earnings, the pace is slated to pick up on Tuesday and into next week, when the bulk of S&P 500 companies are scheduled to report quarterly results.“Obviously earnings are very key until we get the next political catalyst such as tax reform,” said Small.“Is the market expensive? I think that’s the question everybody is looking at,” he said. “I don’t think it’s extremely expensive. I don’t think it’s cheap but I think it’s fairly valued.”In currency markets, the Canadian dollar was trading at an average price of 79.81 cents US, down 0.27 of a cent.Elsewhere in commodities, the December gold contract gave back $1.60 to US$1,303.00 an ounce.The November natural gas contract was down five cents at US$2.95 per mmBTU and the December copper contract was up 11 cents to US$3.24 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter. read more

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“There are certain standards, like the protection of minorities and the improvement in their lives that have to be improved now,” Martti Ahtisaari, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Envoy for the future status of Kosovo told members of the press after briefing the Security Council on his consultations with Kosovar and Serb leaders following their first round of direct talks.Other internationally-prescribed standards which have to be met are not as pressing, he said. “For example, they have started the negotiation process toward membership in the European Union, which many countries have taken years to implement before they are ready,” he noted.Independence and autonomy are among the status options that have been mentioned for the province, where Albanians outnumber Serbs and others by 9 to 1. Serbia rejects independence and Kosovo’s Serbs have been boycotting the province’s provisional institutions.“There’s a healthy recognition that this issue is not among the easiest,” Mr. Ahtisaari said of the Council’s reaction to his briefing.Following the first round of talks last month in Vienna, on decentralization, Mr. Ahtisaari visited Belgrade, Serbia and Pristina, Kosovo to urge leaders to remain continuously engaged on the issue.Upon returning from that trip, Mr. Ahtisaari said that another meeting on decentralization would be held in the Austrian capital on 17 March, focusing on local financing and inter-municipal cooperation, adding that he was using a ‘bottom-up approach,’ in other words starting the process by dealing with practical and ‘status-neutral’ issues. read more

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China’s Ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye participates in an interview at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Canada, in Ottawa on Thursday, June 29, 2017. The Trudeau government should spend less time bowing down to Canadian journalists preoccupied with human rights and get on with negotiating an important free trade agreement with China, says the country’s ambassador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang Influential, misinformed Canadian media hurts China-Canada relations: envoy OTTAWA – The Trudeau government should spend less time bowing down to Canadian journalists preoccupied with human rights and get on with negotiating an important free trade agreement with China, says the country’s ambassador.Chinese ambassador Lu Shaye blamed the Canadian media for disseminating a negative portrait of his country that depicts it as an abuser of human rights and lacking democracy.The envoy levelled the accusations during a lengthy interview at the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa with The Canadian Press.Lu’s remarks come as the Liberal government and the People’s Republic embark on a third round of exploratory talks this month aimed at determining whether the two countries should begin formal negotiations towards a free-trade agreement.His comments underscore a major cleavage in how the two countries believe their differences over human rights should be addressed.Canada says the issue is linked to economic engagement with China and wants it part of any formal trade pact.China disagrees strongly, saying the two issues are not linked.Lu offered a candid insight into how China views that difference of opinion: the diplomat blamed an ill-informed Canadian media for forcing the issue onto the agenda.“I think the Canadian government is pressured by the media on this issue,” Lu said through a translator provided by his embassy.“I think that Canadian media is quite influential.”Lu then interjected in English to stress that Canadian politicians sometimes have to “bow before media.”He recommended the approach of his country’s ruling communist party as an efficient way of dealing with the media.“The Chinese Communist Party and the government is good at listening to public opinion and also they do their part to lead and mobilize people for a common cause.”Conservative foreign affairs critic Peter Kent, a former journalist, called Lu’s remarks “outrageous” and said it should give the Trudeau government pause as it seeks to deepen economic co-operation with China.“It sounded like a diatribe on the Chinese Communist Party’s conception of what the media is supposed to do on behalf of a government in imposing its will.”Lu said when he arrived in Canada four months ago, his top priority was to deepen co-operation between the two countries.Justin Trudeau and China’s leadership have taken steps to expand bilateral relations, with the prime minister travelling to China last summer and then hosting Premier Li Keqiang in Ottawa several weeks later.Trudeau wants to deepen economic and political relations with China.But Trudeau has also pledged not to shy away from engaging with China on the sensitive area. He used a speech in Shanghai last fall to say Canada encourages China to do more to protect and promote human rights.Soon after arriving in Canada, Lu said he was struck by the negative view of his home country that he saw taking shape, mainly in Canadian media.“I feel that in Canada, and especially its media, there seems some misunderstanding about China, which is detrimental to bilateral co-operation,” he said.“For example, the Canadian side fear the Chinese will buy up all their resources or steal their advanced technology.”He also said Canadians “don’t see any merit in China” and don’t think it’s a worthwhile trading partner.Canadians, he added, “look down upon China” and see a country with no democracy, human rights or freedom.Lu said his country is not afraid to talk about human rights and democracy, but what China objects to is linking them to economic and trade issues.“Politicians should have the courage and responsibility to explain to people where the overall and fundamental interest of the country lies,” he said.The Canadian government has made it clear that its economic engagements abroad cannot be divorced from human rights considerations.When it launched public consultations on a possible free-trade agreement with China, Ottawa acknowledged that Canadians have concerns regarding China on issues such as the environment, labour, gender equality, rule of law and human rights.But a “comprehensive dialogue” with China would allow Canada to relay these worries.“A free-trade agreement with China would not deter Canada from urging and working with China to meet its international obligations in these areas,” the Canadian government said.Trudeau, meanwhile, has repeatedly defended freedom of the press.“The back-and-forth between the press and government is essential to any good democracy,” Trudeau told a packed press conference at the National Press Theatre last week.“When you’re at your best, it reminds us and challenges us to be at ours. So thank you all for your tireless work on behalf of Canadians.”The Chinese regime has long faced criticism from organizations around the world for stifling press freedom.“The planet’s leading censor and press freedom predator, Chinese President Xi Jinping, is the instigator of policies aimed at complete hegemony over news coverage and the creation of an international media order heavily influenced by China,” says a recent profile on China by Reporters Without Borders.Lu’s remarks on the Canadian media and human rights came unprompted at the beginning of a wide-ranging 90-minute interview with two reporters from The Canadian Press. The envoy expounded at length on how China views its relations with Canada on numerous issues including free trade, investment and cyberattacks.This story is the first of a series.Lu, who noted he was giving his fourth interview with a Canadian news outlet, said he will be open to answer more questions from Canadian journalists.“You represent the Canadian people,” he said.“And I think your questions also represent the confusion of the Canadian people.” by Mike Blanchfield and Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 4, 2017 2:30 am MDT Last Updated Jul 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Ohio State defeated Illinois Sunday 8-4 to snap a five-game losing streak and avoid being swept for the first time this season.Things were not looking good early for OSU as the Illini scored first, as they did in the first two games of the series.Illinois scored one run in the first and added three more in the second inning of starting pitcher Brett McKinney. Two consecutive Illini hitters reached base, one walked and one hit by a pitch, which allowed shortstop Josh Parr to bring both runners home on his second triple of the weekend. Parr scored on a single by center fielder Willie Argo.That is where the scoring stopped for Illinois.Ryan Dew, who is usually the designated hitter, made his first start in right field and connected on a solo home run to dead centerfield in the bottom of the second.Fueled by a great defensive play by right fielder Zach Hurley to save a run and end the top of the third, the Buckeyes added four more runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.After only scoring five runs in the first two games of the series combined, the Buckeye offense responded with eight runs on 15 hits.Dew and his high school teammate, second baseman Cory Kovanda, led the way with four hits apiece. Dew also had five RBIs and was a triple away from hitting for the cycle. The small crowd that endured 50-degree, windy conditions greeted Dew with applause as he was replaced by a pinch runner in the eighth inning.“I needed that, I was slumping a little bit,” Dew said. “When you play loose, that’s when you can play the best.”The whole team seemed to play loose. Theron Minium, who replaced McKinney after the third inning, pitched three scoreless innings to pick up the win and move to 3-2 on the season.The defense followed suit, as multiple diving stops were made to protect the lead, including one by Dew.“Today they came and tried to just stay focused on playing the game of baseball,” coach Bob Todd said. “They played a little more relaxed but still with focus.”That focus translated to a key win to move the Buckeyes to 9-9 in the Big Ten.The team plays Ball State next at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at Bill Davis Stadium. read more

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first_imgRichard Shepherd, a barrister representing Pc Adams, said the officer was of “impeccable character” but he was doing his best while working at the Barton Street station.”You have the revolving door of sergeants and supervisors and then you have a probationary officer lobbed into this maelstrom, with dozens of cases to manage and no supervision,” Mr Shepherd said.”He is a hard-working, diligent officer who was doing the best he could with the inexperience he had.”Pc Adams did his best to manage the symptoms of his condition. He did so with his affinity to horses. Pc Adams says he found that going to the horse racing was a good coping mechanism and making him feel betterStephen Morley Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. PC Jonathan Adams “There is nothing dishonest about that. There may be failings but it’s not dishonest.”Mr Shepherd suggested that there are many different activities a police officer could undertake to relax, such as hill walking, sailing, going to the gym or the spa.”They might sit in front of the telly watching Judge Rinder,” he said. “There is a value judgment because he went horse racing.”He has a stress-related condition, aggravated by his workplace, and he tried to alleviate that by his affinity and closeness to horses.”The hearing continues. Quiet Reflection wins The Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot in June 2016Credit:Julian Herbert/Getty “It was a tough environment and all the officers were under a lot of pressure,” he said.The panel heard that during this period, Pc Adams reported sick on four occasions and on three of those days he went horse racing.He said: “Should he have been going horse racing if he was suffering for diarrhoea, vomiting or a cold? He is a public servant and should be resting to make sure he should be returning to work as soon as practicable.”If he was worried about passing on germs, why has he gone horse racing? In relation to Royal Ascot, he tried to get the time off, but he wanted to go and he did go.” The hearing heard Pc Adams transferred to Gloucestershire Police in 2014 from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary.After completing his training, he was posted to Barton Street police station in central Gloucester in July 2015 before moving to a different station the following summer.Mr Morley said there was no dispute with Pc Adams being dyslexic and that he found working at Barton Street police station “difficult”. “He was not as sick as he made out. It is not good enough to report in sick and go on a jolly. He is a public servant and he is like obligated to do what he could for the public.”Mr Morley added: “It is right to say this officer did not have a financial interest in Quiet Reflection. It is not our case that this officer has personally benefited financially from taking time off from work.”The hearing was told that during the nine-month period that the gross misconduct allegations span, the officer went to see his GP complaining of abdominal problems relating to stress.When Pc Adams was interviewed, he said he was ill on the days he went to the races.”He said that he found attending race meetings was genuinely therapeutic and helped him cope with stress and depression,” Mr Morley said.  Quiet Reflection ridden by Dougie Costello wins The Commonwealth Cup Race Pc Jonathan Adamsm, pictured at his passing out ceremony, faces allegations of gross miscounductCredit:Gloucestershire Live / SWNS The hearing heard that same month Pc Adams had asked for June 14 to 20 off as annual leave, but his request was rejected for operational reasons.Mr Morley said that on June 17, Pc Adams reported he was too ill to work because of irritable bowel syndrome. Instead he went to Royal Ascot where the horse Quiet Reflection, which is one of 50 horses owned by his syndicate, won the Commonwealth Cup.The panel watched a 10-second clip from Channel 4 Racing showing Pc Adams jumping around and celebrating Quiet Reflection’s win.”The clip suggests that the officer was well enough to come to work. He was well enough to be in the Royal Enclosure, jumping around, as you have seen,” Mr Morley said. Royal Enclosure at Ascot He called in sick twice to watch a horse he part-owned with a racing syndicate and on a third occasion said he was ill – only to attend Royal Ascot, the misconduct hearing heard.Stephen Morley, presenting the case for the force, told the hearing: “In a nutshell, on three occasions he deliberately reported sick in order to go to the horse races.”There is no dispute that he reported sick and there is no dispute that he did go to the races. Pc Adams says he found that going to the horse racing was a good coping mechanism and making him feel better. “We do not accept he was sick at all. He was throwing a sickie to go horse racing.”Mr Morley told the three-person panel the first allegation was that on September 30 2015, Pc Adams reported he was suffering from vomiting or diarrhoea but instead went to Nottingham race course to watch Little Lady Katie, a horse he part-owned with the Ontoawinner syndicate.On April 6 2016, Pc Adams reported sick saying he had a migraine and again went to Nottingham race course to watch the same horse. Pc Jonathan Adams was caught on camera at the Royal Enclosure at AscotCredit:Alan Crowhurst/Getty A police officer was caught “throwing a sickie” to attend Royal Ascot after he appeared on television celebrating a win, a tribunal heard.Pc Jonathan Adams said he was too ill to go to work, only to attend the racecourse – and appear on Channel 4 Racing “jumping around” in the Royal Enclosure after Quiet Reflection, a horse he part owns, won the Commonwealth Cup.The probationary officer faces three allegations of gross misconduct under “honesty and integrity” and, if found proven, he could be dismissed from Gloucestershire Police.Pc Adams claimed in interview that he was ill on the days he went to the races, but found attending the meetings “genuinely therapeutic and helped him cope with stress and depression”.last_img read more

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Bronze Age copper alloy 'sun disc', from Ireland A Bronze Age bronze, copper alloy and oak flesh-hook, known as the Dunaverny flesh-hook Bronze Age copper alloy ‘sun disc’, from Ireland Susan Greaney, from English Heritage, said: “From insular communities with what appears to be little outside communication, to mass migrations and the sharing of raw materials and finished artefacts, our ancestors have been making and breaking relationships with Continental Europe for thousands of years.”The exhibition will tell the story of an early Neolithic period, before Stonehenge was built, which saw the mass migration of the first farmers and the earliest metal workers.The success of cultural migration will be illustrated by a highly polished axe, made of jadeitite from the French-Italian Alps, and brought to Britain by some of the first farmers at the beginning of the Neolithic in around 4000 BC.By the late Neolithic era, when Stonehenge was being constructed, was in contrast a “period of relative isolation for the people living in the British Isles”, English Heritage said.“For about 700 years, although styles of pottery, types of monuments and ritual activities are shared all across Britain and Ireland, these objects and monuments are not found on the continent. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A Bronze Age bronze, copper alloy and oak flesh-hook, known as the Dunaverny flesh-hook “A type of pottery called Grooved Ware pottery, for example, is found everywhere from Orkney to Southern England, but has never been found in Continental Europe.“This is the period when Stonehenge was constructed, as well as many other timber monuments, henge enclosures and stone circles – again, these monuments is not found in Europe.”The 1,000 years of isolation will be represented in the exhibition by the ‘Folkton drums’, three chalk cylinders decorated with spirals and stylised faces dating from the late Neolithic around 3,000 BC and found in a child’s burial site in North Yorkshire.Experts said the style of decoration on the drums is known from megalithic monuments, pottery and other items across Britain and Ireland but not further afield. Early Bronze Age gold neckpiece, known as the Blessington Lunula They once rubbed along as neighbours, sharing culture, trade and even fashion across the English Channel.But the late neolithic era saw its own version of an early Brexit as Britain was cut off from its continental cousins for nearly 1,000 years, a new exhibition by English Heritage is to show.The “ebb and flow” of Britain’s relationship with the continent will be explored at Stonehenge, in a major new collaboration with the British Museum which experts claim will show how the “rocky relationship between British Isles and Europe is nothing new”.Objects in the display include 6,500-year-old polished jade axe and an elaborate gold neck piece made around 4,000 years ago, both of which are believed to have been brought from or influenced by Europe.Through the artefacts, English Heritage’s Making Connections exhibition at Stonehenge will highlight “shifting relationship between the British Isles and Continental Europe”, historians said. Early Bronze Age gold neckpiece, known as the Blessington Lunula  By around 2,000BC, the exchange with Europe had begun again, illustrated by a gold lunula, a beaten-gold crescent neck piece found in Ireland with decorative motifs drawn from European cultures, a Bronze Age gold cup showing close connections between southern England and northern France, and a copper alloy “sun disc” dating from 1500 to 1300 BC.Recently “rediscovered” in the British Museum store, the sun disc is of a type otherwise only known from continental Europe and shows that Bronze Age beliefs about how the sun and moon travelled across the sky were shared by people living across the region.Neil Wilkin, British Museum curator, said: “To be able to bring all these objects together for the first time at Stonehenge, one of the most important symbols of ancient Britain, is an exciting prospect.”Making Connections: Stonehenge in its Prehistoric World opens to the public on 12 October at Stonehenge.Neolithic and Bronze Age objects from the British Museum collections are displayed alongside artefacts borrowed from other lenders, including a Langdale axe from Wiltshire Museum, two carved chalk plaques from Salisbury Museum, and a Grooved Ware pot from Down Farm Museum in Dorset. read more

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first_imgA judge this week dismissed a lawsuit regarding iPad overheating concerns. Jacob Balthazar, Claudia Keller, and John Browning filed the suit last year, claiming that the iPad’s tendency to overheat and shut down in direct sunlight undermined the company’s claims that “reading on iPad is just like reading a book.”The suit was tossed due to a lack of evidence on the part of the plaintiffs. U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel wrote in his ruling,  The plaintiffs now have three days to file an amendment to their original claims. The Court concludes that these allegations are insufficient. At the least, Plaintiffs must identify the particular commercial or advertisement upon which they relied and must describe with the requisite specificity the content of that particular commercial or advertisement.last_img read more

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first_imgManchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic refuses to give up on their Champions League hopes following Tuesday’s first leg defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16.The Red Devils were left outclassed at Old Trafford by a PSG side lacking star duo Neymar and Edinson Cavani in the lineup.The major turning point in the game came in the second half with former United winger Angel Di Maria returning to haunt his old club by assisting Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe for both of PSG’s goals.It enabled the Ligue 1 champions to leave with a 2-0 aggregate lead and hand Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his first defeat as caretaker boss in his 12th match in charge.But Matic insists that United now have nothing to lose for the return leg next month and will be giving it their all to cause an upset.“It was a difficult game for us,” Matic told UEFA.“Obviously when you lose it’s disappointing but I think we played some good football in the 90 minutes and of course in the second half when it was 2-0 it was hard for us.“They had more space to play as we had to risk more, but we have to respect them, they have great players, they are a good team.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We will go to Paris to try to do something. We don’t have anything to lose so we will try to go there to play good football and try to win of course.”The second leg between PSG and United will take place at the Parc Des Princes in France on March 6.For now, Solskjaer’s men will need to quickly recoup from this setback for Monday’s trip to Stamford Bridge, where they will take on Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup.Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial are doubts for the match after coming off on Tuesday night with injuries.Next up: Chelsea away in the #EmiratesFACup. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/yLOxIIMrD8— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 13, 2019last_img read more

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first_imgThe United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish its 2012 Census of Agriculture full report.Census of Ag partners are invited to join a live press conference of the final data release on May 2 at noon ET. Attendees will learn about the latest census data at the national, state and county levels on a range of topics, including agricultural practices, conservation, demographics and organic production, as well as traditional and specialty crops down to the county level.According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, the webinar will be recorded and posted online and in addition will be accompanied by an ongoing twitter feed and more. Check the www.agcensus.usda.gov website for event log-in information next week.You can also share personal stories explaining how the Census benefits you and the agriculture industry as a whole. The newly relaunched online system, Your Census. Your Story., is an easy way to speak up about the value of Census data.A new tool will help assist in navigating the Quick Stats database. Click here to view the tutorial video that will walk you through the process of easily finding the NASS data most valuable to you and your organization.Visit  Census of Agriculture website to find more tools to help share the data.last_img read more

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first_imgFirefighters snuffed out a house fire Wednesday night in Vancouver’s Riverview neighborhood that apparently started in the home’s bedroom.Crews were called shortly before 9 p.m. to the fire, at 6290 S.E. Riverside Drive. When they arrived, they saw smoke coming from the house and discovered a fire in a corner bedroom on the first floor of the home, according to emergency radio traffic. Firefighters negotiated a driveway — described as longer than 100 feet — while working to secure a water source, according to radio traffic. They had the fire knocked down by 9:25 p.m.A fire marshal was called to the scene to investigate the cause of the fire.The ranch-style house is owned by Patrick Copenhaver, according to Clark County property records.last_img read more

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first_img ADC AUTHOR The Army has made progress in preventing suicide but “more work needs to be done,” an Army spokeswoman told Army Times last week after data showed suicide up 20 percent in the Army in 2018. Across all services, suicide ticked down slightly.The latest DOD data shows the problem is most acute among active duty personnel as opposed to reserve and Guard members.Service members and family at a joint suicide intervention skills training at Camp McCrady, S.C. Photo by Michael Mascarilast_img read more

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