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first_imgGet more out of your DJI drone footage with these optimal settings and tricks for shooting with intelligent flight modes.The following tips come from my experience shooting with a Phantom 4. These techniques also work for other DJI drones with intelligent flight modes like the Phantom 3, the new Mavic, and (to an extent) the Inspire 1.1. Smoother Dolly Shots and Tracking Shots Using Course LockUsing DJI’s Course Lock intelligent flight mode is the easiest way to capture some exceptional tracking shots and dolly shots. This mode, well, locks your drone’s course. The best way to describe this is to compare it to dolly tracks. Setting the Course Lock is the same as putting a dolly on a set of straight tracks. The camera can now only move along the tracks. If you are moving straight forward on the course, you are dollying in on your subject. If you turn the camera to the left or right, the drone still moves along the same path allowing you to capture a tracking shot.Once you lock on a direction, the drone will only move horizontally along the same path. This allows you to just push forward or backward with the right control stick to move the drone. Since it’s locked to the course, you can then move the left control stick left or right to adjust the yaw (the direction the drone’s camera faces).Pro Tip: To help keep your subject in frame, turn on the grid view in the DJI app and keep your subject in the same general area while the drone moves.How to Set Up Course Lock on the DJI Phantom seriesStep One: In the Camera mode of the DJI Go app, tap on the Flight Mode button. (Note: The drone must be in the air to access this button.)Step Two: Swipe to the second page, then select Course Lock.Step Three: Rotate the Phantom and face the camera in the direction you want to course lock onto. Tap Apply and then tap Hide.Step Four: Use the right control stick to move the drone along the course path — pushing the stick up moves it forward along the course lock, no matter which direction the drone faces. Use the left control stick to adjust the yaw and the camera’s position.2. Realistic P.O.V. Without Even FlyingDrones are having an increased presence in major Hollywood pictures. In the 2015 film Chappie, drones were used to capture POV shots for the robotic main character, even during action sequences in which Chappie jumped through a window.We did some POV flying, the POV of one of the robot characters. It looked like a thermal night vision, and reminds me of the Predator. He’s chasing one of the characters and goes flying through the window at full speed. You can’t do that on a helicopter. You could do that on a cable cam — but it goes straight, and it takes time to set up and it doesn’t have that feel or movement and speed. – John Gore, Chappie Drone PilotYou can easily capture a POV with a drone at an extremely low altitude, one that matches the height of your subject. If you main character is a six-foot-tall person, you would want to hover at slightly under six feet and maintain the same altitude during the entire shot.The trick to capturing a realistic POV is to make sure the camera isn’t too perfectly smooth, a slight jolt or movement up and down helps sell the shot. That’s why I just walk with the drone in my hands. It also allows you to easily maneuver through areas that may be a little tricky to fly through.Pro Tip: Remove the propellors, just to give the camera operator the ease of mind of not cutting up your face.Just because you have a drone doesn’t mean it has to be in flight to shoot. This is particularly easy with the Phantom series, as you can just grab onto the drone’s legs. For more of a bounce, use only one hand to hold the drone.The best results come from positioning the camera right in front of your eyes.3. Slower Jib ShotsYou may experience your drone taking off at tremendous speeds, preventing you from getting a nice slow jib shot. You can easily adjust the aircraft’s settings to help get a slower crane shot. Here’s how.Step One: In the DJI app, tap on the icon in the top right corner.Step Two: Under the drone’s MC Settings, click on Advanced Settings.Step Three: Tap on EXP.Step Four: Under EXP, you will see the Throttle speed (in both Normal and Sport Modes). To take off slower, lower the speed by either typing in the number box or drag on the S-curve graph. Find the best speed for your shot.For this example, we will drop it all the way to .20.You have now adjusted the overall throttle speed. Now when you lightly press up on the left control stick, the drone will move up at a slower speed. You can also adjust the Rudder and directional speeds if you need additional camera movement in your shot.This also works in the opposite manner. Just crank up the Throttle speed for faster movements.4. Aerial Surveillance and Free Drone OverlayThis is certainly the easiest move to capture with a drone, but with some editing you can really sell your footage. Grab a few seconds of footage with the camera pointing straight down. Try not to move too fast, as a slower shot will register better for the audience.Step One: Pull the footage into you NLE and then place our free drone camera overlay on top of your clip. (Link below)Step Two: Scale the overlay to the size of your sequence.Step Three: Change the Blend Mode. In this example I used the Screen mode in Premiere Pro.Step Four: Color grade the footage to your liking. In this example, I lowered the Saturation and added a green Tint — all while adjusting the shadows, exposure, and highlights.You can download our free drone overlay (and four other camera overlays) by following the link below.PREMIUMBEAT FREE CAMERA OVERLAYSlast_img read more

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first_imgLearning how to properly clean and take care of your lenses is key to keeping them ready for any shoot at a moment’s notice.Cover image via Shutterstock.Lenses can be one of your biggest investments as a filmmaker, so protecting your investment means keeping your equipment clean. Effectively cleaning a lens requires some specific tools and products. (Fortunately, these tools are rather affordable.) While there are many tools on the market to clean a lens, I will break down the favorites of top cinematographers and rental houses.Manual BlowerMost often, the dust you see on your lens is typically just loosely resting on the front glass element. Using a simple manual blower will clear away most of this debris. You will also see people using canned air in this scenario, which is sometimes necessary, but canned air can emit freeon, which can damage the lens. To protect your costly investment, it’s wise to start with a manual blower.Image via Shutterstock.Lens PenA lens pen is the second best tool to help clean your lens. The brush end will clean any debris the blower could not get. (By using very gentle sweeping motions, you can minimize the amount of contact the brush has with the lens.) Even though the brush is specifically for camera lenses, it’s always best to try to minimize the amount of contact between the lens and the brush.Image via Shutterstock.KimwipesKimwipes may be the most surprising lens cleaning tool. At first glance, Kimwipes may seem like something that you typically see in a science lab. That’s because you do. Kimwipes are delicate scientific wipes that are perfect for cleaning a cinema or photography lens. Yes, at first touch they seem rough, like something you’d want to keep away from your lens; however, they are specifically engineered for this task.Pancro SprayPancro spray is the industry standard for cleaning a lens. If you walk into any major rental house, they will be using Pancro spray to clean all of their lenses. When using any spray, it’s very important to note that you never spray directly onto the lens. Instead, when using Pancro, it’s important that you always spray first onto the Kimwipe to avoid any unwanted spray affecting the lens.Once you have sprayed the wipe, you’re ready to clean the lens. Gently wipe any smudges away with the damp portion of the wipe. Once you have thoroughly cleaned your lens, you can use your manual blower again to get rid of any remaining debris.Learning how to effectively and professionally clean your lenses is a great skill to have. Utilizing these techniques will help to ensure that your lenses remain in top shape for any shoot, no matter where you are.last_img read more

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first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now The very act of selling is about creating a preference to buy from you, to work with you, and to make you part of your prospect’s team, which today means you are part of their brain trust. Right now, it’s easy to be confused by all the things that you see, hear, and read about what you should be doing to create new opportunities, to win new business, and to grow your sales.You are supposed to be adopting digital tools, social selling, leveraging technology, embracing AI, and a dozen other imperatives, all of which may have more or less value depending on what you sell, how you sell, who your clients are, and how you compete and win. There is, however, a single common factor in all of these things that still has the greatest impact on whether you create and win opportunities and grow sales. That common factor is you. Said another way, you are not the largest part of the value proposition.While any of the list of things might improve your results, there is one that counts for more than all the rest combined. The single greater factor is you, the salesperson. Said another way, you are not the largest part of the value proposition. In large part, you are what your dream client is saying yes to—or in some cases, you are what they are saying no to.If you are the largest factor in success or failure, then it naturally follows that the more you improve yourself, the more you improve your results. Or as Rohn put it, “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” I might say this more forcefully, strongly suggesting that wishing isn’t going to do anything, and recommending massive action in its place.There are certain character traits and behaviors that the world rewards. Other character traits, beliefs, and behaviors that are punished. The better your character, your beliefs, and the actions that flow from them, the more effective you will be in sales—and every other area of your life. You might think of things like self-discipline, optimism, caring, competitiveness, resourcefulness, persistence, initiative, and communication as “personal” development, but the truth of the matter is that the person you are is also the professional. The Zen masters have another way of saying this, “How you do anything is how you do everything.” This is why personal and professional development cannot be separated.That said, in sales, there are skills necessary to succeed. We know what they are, even if many are not yet being developed by most salespeople or the sales organizations that employ them. They are closing, prospecting, storytelling, diagnosing, differentiating, negotiating, business acumen, change management, and leadership. These skills can be taught, and the greater the skills here, the better the results—provided you get the character traits right.  The personal and the professional are so tightly intertwined that they cannot be teased apart.If you want to create a competitive advantage, the place to start isn’t going to be in anything external. It isn’t going to be found in tools, or social channels, technologies, or the dozens of other things that might capture your attention. The one thing that you most need to change is you, and developing yourself personally and professionally is the very best investment of your time, energy, money, and resources.last_img read more

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first_imgGujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina hits a shot during an IPL Match played against Kings XI Punjab at I S Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Sunday. – Photo: Akhilesh Kumar Together with Ishan Kishan (29 off 24 balls), Smith shared 91 runs for the opening partnership to lay the foundation for the chase. SHARE IPL 2017 COMMENTS Smith struck eight boundaries and four huge hits over the fence during his explosive knock. Sent into bat, Hashim Amla played a brilliant knock to notch up his second century of the ongoing IPL and power Kings XI Punjab to a challenging 189 for three. Dwayne Smith struck a whirlwind 74 as Gujarat Lions defeated Kings XI Punjab by six wickets in an Indian Premier League game, here today. SHARE SHARE EMAIL Amla made 104 off just 60 balls with the help of eight fours and five huge hits over the fence to take Kings XI forward. cricket Dinesh Karthik (35 not out off 23 balls) played a short cameo towards the end as Gujarat Lions reached 192 for four in 19.4 over in their pursuit of 190center_img Smith was at his attacking best as he dealt mostly in boundaries and sixes. Chasing the target, Gujarat rode on Smith’s brisk batting to race to 91 for no loss inside 10 overs. COMMENT He was ably supported by Shaun Marsh (58 off 43 balls) as the duo shared 125 runs for the second wicket to set the platform for the total. Published on Amla, thus, became the second batsman after Virat Kohli to register two centuries in a single IPL season. × Later, Smith turned out to be the architect of the victory for Gujarat with a whirlwind 74 off just 39 deliveries to get Gujarat off to a flier while chasing a challenging 190 for win. May 07, 2017 Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina hits a shot during an IPL Match played against Kings XI Punjab at I S Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Sunday. – Photo: Akhilesh Kumarlast_img read more

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first_imgDhonis under-utilisation of the offie in the WT20 Dhonis under-utilisation of the offie in the WT20 semi-final against the West Indies on March 31 here and yesterday fuelled speculations that differences have cropped up between the two players.To add fuel to the fire was Ashwins answer in the pre-IPL game media conference here on April 7, when he said he did not bowl when the dew had come in to play a significant role in the lost semi-final against eventual World T20 champions, the West Indies.Dhoni, after the loss to the Windies, had said that he did not call on Ashwin to bowl again after giving him two overs initially, in which he went for 20 runs and also bowled a no-ball off which Man-of-the-Match Lendl Simmons was caught and then recalled to the crease, as he felt dew was making the ball wet and making things difficult for the spinners to grip.He said not playing for suspended IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, which he had captained for the last 8 years since the T20 league inception in 2008 was an “emotional moment”.”As I said it was, I knew I would play for the Pune team but the actual moment comes when you start walking with the team-sheet in your hand till that point of time its only practise and everything.”It was a very emotional moment…since I have started playing T20 cricket represented the Indian cricket team, Jharkhand team in few tournaments and CSK for eight years, so it was a emotional moment not to see myself in yellow,” he quipped.advertisement”But at the same time as professionals, we have to move ahead and also not to prove to anyone but to prove a point to myself that I am making sure whatever I gave in for CSK, I am not leaving any inch that I am not giving for the Pune team,” he said.”So emotion set aside as professional, we had or I had to make sure that I am there how I was for CSK,” he said.”So it was a very emotional movement but at the same time I think…the faith that the franchise has shown not only in me but some of the other players also, we need to justify that,” he said.Dhoni, in fact, started answering questions at the promotional event with a preamble that if he is asked good questions today the number of questions he will be willing to answer to the media would go up next time and if not it will come down back to nil.”Depending on the quality of questions you ask it may go up to six in the next (such press conference) or come back to zero,” he said before answering questions. PTI SSR NRB GK KHS RYSlast_img read more

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first_imgBadminton ace Saina Nehwal on Thursday defeated Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon to reach the quarter-finals of World Championship.Saina registered a 21-16, 21-19 win over Intanon in a match that lasted 47 minutes to reach her 8th straight quarter-finals.”It is a very good win. She is known for deceptive game. Second game was going my way, but suddenly she played some difficult strokes, she was every where and made it 19-19. At that point, Gopi sir made a big role. He told me what to do and I followed that and the game turned in my favour,” Saina said after the match.”Pressure is less on me now because the last few tournaments I haven’t been able to cross the quarterfinals but I have played well at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Championship. But I can see that the form sometimes goes here and there but I am happy it is coming back in important events.”20092010201120132014201520172018 @NSaina is the first woman to reach the Quarter-Finals of BWF World Championships for 8 consecutive times8#TOTALBADMINTON #TOTALBWFWC2018 pic.twitter.com/05wauwjUwmBWF (@bwfmedia) August 2, 2018Talking about her next match against Olympic champion Carolina Marin, Saina said: “I have played her at Denmark Open last, she is quick and aggressive player and it would be a challenging match for me and I will just look to give my best.”Meanwhile, India’s mixed doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa defeated world No 7 pair of Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Jemie to enter the quarter-finals.advertisementThe Indian pair won 20-22, 21-14, 21-6 in a game that lasted 59 minutes here.”We ended up making lot of mistakes in the first game but we were more sure in the second about our strategy. We are very happy that we could stay focussed and win,”Ashwini told reporters after the match.The world no 40 Indian pair has a tough task at hand tomorrow when it faces Non.1 and top-seeded Chinese pair of Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong.It was an even battle in the opening game as the Malaysian pair managed an 11-8 lead at the break and though Ashwini and Satwik clawed back at 14-14 and even held a slender 18-16 lead at one stage, their rivals were more composed and pocketed the game.In the second game, Goh and Shevon opened up a 5-2 lead but this time Ashwini and Satwik drew parity at 9-9 and then broke off to comfortably bounce back into the contest.In the decider, the Indian pair was simply brilliant as it aggressively dominated the proceedings. They led 11-4 at the interval and continued in the same vein after the breather to storm into the quarters.”We will give our best. We will come all guns blazing. But we can’t think too far ahead (about the medal), so the focus is on tomorrow’s match,” Ashwini said.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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first_imgAs the Indian cricket team set out for Southampton for their first World Cup 2019 match against South Africa on June 5, head coach Ravi Shastri slipped into nostalgia and reflected on his past days.During the bus journey to Southampton, Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal utilised the time to interview members of the Indian support staff for the popular segment Chahal TV on the BCCI website.When Chahal asked Shastri about their journey to the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground, the head coach went down memory lane to recall the days when he played the County cricket.”This is my home journey. 20 years ago, I used to be on this road 4 days a week when I played for Glamorgan. So, when I travel through this road, I am being carried away to the older days,” Ravi Shastri said, adding specifically that though those were the bygone days but he hasn’t aged any since then.”I am still young,” the 57-year-old Ravi Shastri said.DO NOT MISS: Chahal TV gets up, close and personal with the entire #TeamIndia support staff. Get a sneak peek into the Behind the Scenes Heroes – by @RajalArora @yuzi_chahalFull Video here https://t.co/fAS01z2rcL pic.twitter.com/XwC1BcyqHvBCCI (@BCCI) May 30, 2019Ravi Shastri played for Glamorgan County Cricket Club, whose home ground is the Sofia Gardens, between 1987 and 1991.The 2019 World Cup went underway Thursday with England taking on South Africa in the opener. Red hot favourites India will begin their World Cup campaign on June 5 in the 8th match of the tournament.advertisementIn 2015, India had reached the semifinals, where they lost to eventual champions Australia.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Eoin Morgan 1st England cricketer to play 200 ODIsAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Malala Yousafzai takes light-hearted jibe at India duo after 60-second challengeAlso Seelast_img read more

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first_imgEnglandBidding for a third successive title, they are the team to beat having lost only once in 23 Tests under Eddie Jones. They often relied on their bench last season to compensate for slow starts, winning last year for the most part without being imperious. Injuries and suspensions have disrupted them again and, while they have the greatest strength in depth of any side in the tournament, Jones has yet to see the leadership qualities in his youngest recruits that would make him consider moving on such as Dylan Hartley and Mike Brown. England thrive on quick ball but they continue to be cursed by the absence of their gainline breaker, Billy Vunipola and there were times in 2017, even against Samoa, when they were slow to react when a plan unravelled. This is the year, with New Zealand at Twickenham in November, when England need to move beyond the merely good and it should be Jones’s toughest Six Nations with Scotland resurgent at Murrayfield and France at least talking a good game again. Steff Evans is one of 10 Scarlets in the Wales squad. Photograph: Evans/Huw Evans/Rex/Shutterstock Share on LinkedIn Pinterest Facebook Six Nations predictions: England and Ireland may be heading for decider Twitter ItalyIf Conor O’Shea could bottle his verve and enthusiasm and decant it to his players before matches, Italy would be defending the title. Scotland’s rise has left them exposed at the bottom but there are stirrings at club level where Treviso and Zebre have made strides this season and in Italy’s Under-20s. O’Shea points to a number of young players breaking through, especially in the back row, but for this campaign they will remain reliant on Sergio Parisse, their warrior captain. Expect a few tactical surprises but no side is more reliant on its coaches than Italy, who struggle to cope with the unexpected. At least now they are looking up not just because they are below the rest.• This is an extract taken from our weekly rugby union email, the Breakdown. To subscribe, just visit this page and follow the instructions, or sign up below. Six Nations … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Topics The Breakdown Rémi Lamerat (R) scores against Ireland for France last year. They will need a repeat performance in Saturday’s Six Nations opener. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images ScotlandThe last champions of the Five Nations in 1999 have never been more fancied since having developed a rousing style of play that camouflages a lack of grunt. They will have a patched-up front five in Cardiff and will not want the game to get bogged down by set pieces. For all their improvement last year – a 100% home record in the Six Nations, a double over Australia and a narrow defeat by the All Blacks – they conceded 60 points at Twickenham and lost to Fiji. Saturday will be Gregor Townsend’s first real test since taking over from Vern Cotter: there is a swirl of expectation around Scotland but they have not won an opening Six Nations match away from Murrayfield in nine attempts (they have done so only twice at home) and their overall record on the road is dire – six wins in 45 matches, four in Rome. History weighs against them but, with five Glasgow players in their back division, they will run for the future. Victory in Cardiff would set them up.FranceLes Bleus have had the blues for too long. If the lugubrious features of their new head coach, Jacques Brunel, at the Six Nations launch did not suggest a return to joie de vivre, there is normally an uplift in effort when there is a change at the top. France need more than toil and sweat but one Six Nations record that has survived their slump this decade is that they have never lost their opening match at home. Their home record in the championship under Guy Novès was not as shabby as it had been in the four preceding years, one defeat in five, but the victories were all by slender margins with France not looking the fittest. Brunel has invested in youth to erase the past but the power supply will remain turned on. This French revolution looks like being a slow burner. Twitter IrelandIreland’s academy system, especially Leinster’s, continues to mine players, but their head coach, Joe Schmidt, is not one to be turned by one or two performances. He believes in the tried and proven and does not regard the Six Nations as a laboratory. He will rely on experience in the opening game against France in Paris, almost venturing into the unknown with Les Bleus changing coaches between World Cups for the first time. If Ireland are to overhaul England, they will need to improve their recent away record with their only win in the last two tournaments coming in Rome. They have not won at Twickenham, where they finish their campaign with a potential title decider against the champions, since 2010. While Scotland live off their wits, England are becoming more adept in broken play and Wales are looking to cultivate the Scarlets’ open style, Ireland’s system is more rigid, based on territory and possession. They throttle opponents and in Jonathan Sexton and Conor Murray have the game’s leading pair of half-backs, but the reins may need to be loosened on the road with referees under orders to let games flow. Pinterest Dylan Hartley is still a vital asset for Eddie Jones while he waits for younger players to develop leadership qualities. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images Rugby unioncenter_img Six Nations 2018 Twitter Support The Guardian Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Pinterest WalesAll the teams have injury problems but Wales have been hit the hardest with six of their Lions in New Zealand missing at least the start of the tournament, including the half-backs. Warren Gatland has called on 10 Scarlets for the opening match against Scotland but it will not be a trip back to the 1990s when Wales twice summoned the coaches of the most successful club at the time only to find that Test rugby was something else entirely. The familiarity in key areas, half-back, midfield and front row, will partly offset the impact of so many enforced changes – only six of this weekend’s lineup started in the final match of last year’s Six Nations. Wales will not be gung-ho against opponents who thrive on chaos, no more than the Scarlets were against Toulon when they qualified for the last eight of the Champions Cup. With a Frenchman refereeing, they will look to exploit their expected advantage up front, with Scotland missing eight front-rows, and wear them down. With trips to Twickenham – Wales have not beaten England in the Six Nations since 2013 – and Ireland to follow, the first game is all about winning, not thrilling. Reuse this content Since you’re here… Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter features Read morelast_img read more

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first_imgMarcelo Bielsa Leeds confirm appointment of former Argentina boss Bielsa Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 16:01 6/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Marcelo Bielsa Lille Ligue 1 Gettyimages Leeds United Premier League Championship A highly-rated coach who has previously spent time with Athletic Club and Marseille is charged with the task of overseeing a promotion push Leeds United have confirmed the appointment of former Argentina and Marseille boss Marcelo Bielsa as their new manager on a two-year contract.The highly-rated 62-year-old, who has previously spent time with Athletic Club and Lazio, has inherited the reins at Elland Road in the wake of Paul Heckingbottom’s departure.Bielsa, who has been out of work since leaving Ligue 1 side Lille in December 2017, will be charged with the task of returning Leeds to the Premier League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move The ambitious Championship outfit are delighted to have secured the services of a proven tactician, while the South American is looking forward to testing himself in English football.Bielsea told the Whites’ official website: “I am delighted to accept the role of head coach at Leeds United.“It has always been my ambition to work in England and I have had several opportunities to do so during my career. However, I have always felt it was important to wait for the right project to come along and so when a club with Leeds United’s history made me an offer, it was impossible to turn down.“I am excited for the challenge ahead and I look forward to collaborating with Victor, Andrea and Angus, as we work hard to achieve great things at this football club.”Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani added: “I am thrilled to welcome Marcelo and his staff to Leeds United.“He is a coach that I have admired for many years and when the opportunity arose to bring him to Elland Road, we made it our top priority for the summer.“Marcelo has a wealth of experience and he will use that to create a new culture and a winning mentality at our football club.“I would like to thank Victor Orta and Angus Kinnear for all of the hard work that has gone into this appointment and I look forward to progressing together.”Bielsa’s two-year deal with Leeds includes the option for a 12-month extension should all parties wish to prolong their association.last_img read more

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bundesliga foursome target Man City winger Rabbi Matondoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City winger Rabbi Matondo is attracting big money interest from Germany.The Sun says Matondo is a shock £10million target for Bundesliga clubs.German sides are on red alert and watching Matondo’s contract situation closely.Scouts from Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Monchengladbach, Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig were all in attendance to scout the flying winger in the UEFA youth clash against Hoffenhiem and were impressed again.The 18-year-old, given his first cap by Ryan Giggs last month, has 18 months left on his current deal. last_img read more

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first_imgWatch: Chris Gayle does the Bhangra as Kings XI Punjab return to MohaliIPL 2019: Chris Gayle got off the team bus and did some Bhangra as Kings XI Punjab reached Mohali’s PCA Stadium to take on Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday. No data available! scorecard advertisement view more view lesscenter_img India Today Web Desk MohaliApril 8, 2019UPDATED: April 8, 2019 20:23 IST In 2019, Chris Gayle became the fastest to 4000 IPL runs and the 1st man to hit 300 IPL sixes. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSChris Gayle was seen doing the Bhangra as KXIP reached the stadium for their tie vs SRH in MohaliGayle had scored an unbeaten 104 vs SRH in Mohali in the 2018 IPLIn 2019, Chris Gayle became the fastest to 4000 IPL runs and the 1st man to hit 300 IPL sixesKings XI Punjab are back in their den in Mohali and Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss, was in high spirits as he stepped off the team bus ahead of the clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 22 of the 2019 Indian Premier League on Monday.Chris Gayle, the greatest T20 batsman in the world, was seen doing the Bhangra when KXIP reached the stadium for their 6th match of the season. Both KXIP and SRH have played 5 matches each and have 6 points each after winning 3.Chris Gayle + = #SaddaPunjab #SaddaSquad #KXIPvSRH @henrygayle pic.twitter.com/O8poo3AQzBKings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 8, 2019Chris Gayle was in brilliant form for Kings XI Punjab in the 2018 Indian Premier League when he scored 368 runs including a hundred from 11 matches.His hundred had incidentally come against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Mohali – during a stunning assault, he bashed Rashid Khan for four successive sixes.Chris Gayle has played only 4 of KXIP’s 5 matches this year but he has been in good form once again. He has 144 runs including a best of 79 against Rajasthan Royals.During the 2019 Indian Premier League, Chris Gayle became the fastest to 4000 IPL runs and the first player to hit 300 sixes in the IPL.at #SaddaAkhada #SaddaPunjab #KXIPvSRH #KXIP #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/8RWisdGkWAKings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 8, 2019KXIP defeated Delhi Capitals in a thriller last week when Sam Curran became the youngest bowler to pick a hat-trick. His sensational spell coupled with Mohammed Shami’s experience helped KXIP snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.advertisementAlso Read | What happened when Chris Gayle took on Rashid Khan and SRH in Mohali last time?Also Read | IPL 2019: Clash of firepower as Kings XI Punjab host Sunrisers HyderabadFor 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 Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Chris GayleFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow IPL 2019 commentary graphslast_img read more

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first_imgVANCOUVER – A man who launched a revenge website to humiliate and emotionally ruin his ex-wife shows no insight into his crime and must be sentenced to four years in prison, a Crown prosecutor has argued.Patrick Fox, 43, was found guilty by a jury in June of criminally harassing his former spouse Desiree Capuano through threatening emails and a website that maligns her as a white supremacist, drug addict and child abuser.Crown counsel Mark Myhre told Fox’s sentencing hearing in B.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday that the man is intelligent, calculated and devoted to making Capuano’s life miserable.“Just imagine that every day of your life you go about knowing that there’s a person out there with that dedication,” he said.“They’ve done things to humiliate you, to affect your job prospects. They’ve told you they have plans for you that you haven’t even thought about. … This person has also said they would kill you if they could get away with it.”Fox, who is representing himself in court, denied saying he would kill Capuano. He told the judge that his exact words to their teenage son were that he would shoot her if he could get away with it.Capuano, who lives near Tucson, Ariz., was laid off from her job and struggled to find new work due to the website, Myhre said. Despite her pleas to the police, the internet hosting company and to Fox himself, the site remains online to this day, he said.The harassment has left her feeling “isolated, beat up, powerless, frustrated,” Myhre said.“She knew in the back of her head that this man wanted her dead and insinuated to her he could do it at any time. There seemed to be nothing she could do to make it stop,” he said.“When you consider the weight of what Ms. Capuano has had to carry around every day during the period of Mr. Fox’s campaign of criminal harassment, it’s really quite overwhelming.”The jury also found Fox guilty of possessing firearms in a place where he was not authorized to do so, after he shipped four restricted handguns to California.Myhre said Fox should be sentenced to two to three years for criminal harassment, plus six to 12 months for the firearms offence. After accounting for time served, Fox would be incarcerated for two years less a day. The Crown is also asking that Fox serve three years probation.Myhre also asked the judge to make a determination that the website itself constitutes criminal harassment. The finding would send a message to Fox to remove the site and deter others from making similar publications, he said.The prosecutor said he is troubled by Fox’s lack of insight into how his own actions have led to his circumstances.Fox blames Capuano for having him deported from the U.S. without their teenage son, but refuses to acknowledge he was staying in the country illegally and had previously told his ex-wife he planned to move to Canada, Myhre said.She allowed the boy to visit his father in B.C., even though he would return home from the trips with less respect for his mother, the Crown added.He also said Fox appears to truly believe the allegations he makes against Capuano on the website, despite a lack of any real evidence. For example, the claim that she is a drug addict is based on the fact that she has a medical marijuana card, Myhre said.“He has a narrative … ‘She’s an evil person,’” he said.Fox requested a copy of Capuano’s victim impact statement, telling Justice Heather Holmes that he hoped to publish it on a different website he plans to create. That site would be devoted to the Crown and RCMP’s handling of his case, he said.Holmes refused to allow him to keep a copy over concerns that he would use it to further his criminal harassment of Capuano. He was allowed to review and take notes from her eight-page statement, which was not read aloud in court.Fox has indicated several times during the sentencing hearing that he plans to appeal the verdict. The hearing continues Thursday.— Follow @ellekane on Twitter.last_img read more

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Geneva – Morocco has attracted 3.36 billion dollars of foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2013, a significant increase of 23 percent compared to the previous year, according to a UN report on “World Investment.”According to the report of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Kingdom is reinforcing its positioning as a hot destination for foreign investment, thanks to an industry with a strong potential.It is the manufacturing sector that attracts most foreign investors, followed by the real estate sector, agribusiness and infrastructure, said experts from the Geneva-based UN agency. The UNCTAD notes that Morocco has benefited from a strong growth in its FDI in 2013, despite investment slow-down in North Africa, because of the political and social unrest.As for outward investment flows from Morocco, they were down 18 pc in 2013 to reach 331 million against 406 in 2012. read more

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In a communiqué adopted after its ninth meeting, held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, the Commission said the withdrawal and transfer in the land boundary will take place between 15 June and 15 July. The same process will occur in the Bakassi Peninsula between 15 July and 15 September.Cameroon and Nigeria have already agreed to withdraw forces and transfer authority in the Lake Chad area. For many years the two countries have disputed sovereignty over their land boundary, stretching from Lake Chad to the sea, their maritime boundary, and the Bakassi Peninsula in the Gulf of Guinea.The Commission also thanked the United Kingdom for agreeing to contribute 1 million pounds sterling to the UN Trust Fund for Demarcation. Last month Commission officials travelled to London, Paris, New York and Washington to seek financial support for its work.Secretary-General Kofi Annan set up the Commission in late 2002 at the request of Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and Paul Biya of Cameroon. Its aim is to help peacefully implement an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on the border quarrel.The Commission, which is chaired by Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for West Africa, holds meetings every two months, rotating the venue between the two countries. The next summit is scheduled to start in Abuja, Nigeria, on 1 June. read more

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by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 18, 2014 5:54 am MDT TORONTO – The Toronto stock market racked up a solid, triple-digit advance for a third day Thursday as investors continued to pick over stocks crushed during the course of a severe sell-off sparked by falling oil prices.But traders hoping to see a bottom to falling stocks and crude prices remain cautious. After an initial surge of more than 200 points, the S&P/TSX settled back to a still strong but more modest gain, up 132.87 points at 14,346.75.The Canadian dollar was up 0.31 of a cent at 86.23 cents US.Gains were much more impressive in New York, where markets roared ahead as traders felt more confident about the pace of future interest rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve. The central bank said Wednesday that it will be “patient” in deciding when to hike rates, with chairwoman Janet Yellen adding that she foresee no increase in the first quarter of 2015.The Dow Jones industrials jumped 421.28 points to 17,778.15, the Nasdaq gained 104.09 points to 4,748.4 and the S&P 500 index rose 48.34 points to 2,061.23.The latest word from the Fed on rate hikes helped persuade bargain hunters to continue to snap up stocks beaten down in a recent sell-off that, at its worst earlier this week, had left the TSX less than 100 points away from where it started at the beginning of the year.Some analysts suggested the more positive tone on markets this week is partly due to investors realizing that lower oil prices are a big positive for a largely depressed global economy.“Six months from now, you should start to see the benefits of lower oil prices and you‘ll start to see growth pick up globally,” said Norman Raschkowan, senior partner at Sage Road Advisers.“It‘s going to be very positive for Europe, which had been skirting with deflation and concerns about falling back into recession. This should put an end to that speculation.”The energy sector was up 1.22 per cent Thursday on top of a rise of about 15 per cent over the previous two sessions as oil and gas stocks recovered from a major decline tied to a big drop in the price of crude. On Thursday, the January crude contract in New York closed down $2.36 to US$54.11 a barrel after having edged higher the previous two days. Canadian Oil Sands (TSX:COS) was ahead $1.01 or 10.37 per cent at C$10.75.Gains also spread to other areas, such as financials, which added 0.35 per cent following an advance of about 2.5 per cent Tuesday and Wednesday. The sector had sold off on concerns about the impact of falling oil prices on the Canadian economy and the exposure of banks to high-cost producers that took on debt to finance expansion.The gold sector climbed about 4.25 per cent Thursday as February bullion inched up 30 cents to US$1,194.80 an ounce.March copper was off two cents at US$2.85 a pound and the base metals sector was 0.63 per cent higher.The telecom sector was only decliner, down 0.27 per cent.Major acquisition activity in the consumer staples space also helped lift the TSX.Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX:ATD.B) has a friendly deal to buy The Pantry Inc., which will add more than 1,500 locations to the Quebec-based company’s U.S. network of convenience stores and fuel stops. The deal values The Pantry at US$1.7 billion, with Couche-Tard paying US$36.75 cash per share. Couche-Tard stock rose $3.67 or 8.6 per cent to C$46.21. TSX racks up another triple-digit gain; Dow jumps 421 points on rate reassurance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Brock University and the union representing 16 stage support staff reached a tentative agreement Thursday night Feb. 16, shortly before midnight when the union would have been in a legal strike position.The University and IATSE, Local 461 arrived at the deal with the help of a provincially-appointed mediator. Details will not be releaseduntil the deal has been ratified by the parties.The staff work in Brock’s Centre for the Arts and the School of Fine and Performing Arts.

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Junior midfielder Jesse King (19) looks to move the ball upfield during a game against Penn State at Ohio Stadium March 1. OSU lost, 11-7.Credit: Ryan Robey / For The LanternSearching for its second victory of the season, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team travels west to take on the No. 9 Denver Pioneers (6-3) Saturday.Coming off a road loss to Hofstra in Long Island last weekend, the Buckeyes fell to 1-4, their worst start to a season since 2006.However, despite the 7-5 loss to Hofstra, the Buckeyes were able to control faceoffs — which had been a recurring problem in the early stages of the season — with the help of freshman midfielder Jake Withers.Withers won 10-15 draws in the loss to Hofstra, and junior midfielder Turner Evans had two goals and an assist to lead the Buckeyes offensively.On the year, junior midfielder Jesse King leads OSU in scoring with 21 points (14 goals, seven assists), while Evans is second with 16 points, (six goals, 10 assists).Denver, who is led by 2002 Lacrosse Hall of Fame Inductee coach Bill Tierney, is coming off victories against then-No. 11 Notre Dame and then-No. 5 Penn State Saturday and Monday.In the 15-11 win against the Nittany Lions, eight different players registered a goal for the Pioneers, with junior midfielder Erik Adamson leading the way with four to increase his total to 17 on the year, one behind leading scorer, sophomore attackman Jack Bobzien.Last season, OSU and Denver met twice and split the contests as Denver won the first matchup in Columbus, with OSU getting revenge in the ECAC Tournament championship game.This year, the game will be a non-conference matchup after Denver left the ECAC to join the Big East.Game time is set for Saturday at 1 p.m. read more

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OSU sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell (3) dribbles the ball during a game against Rutgers on Jan. 10 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorThe Ohio State women’s basketball team’s season might have ended Friday in the Sweet 16, but its star player was honored as one of the nation’s sweet five on Monday.Sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell, finishing off a very successful follow-up to her AP second-team All-American rookie season, was named to its first team for the 2015-16 campaign.The first-team honor makes Mitchell the third Buckeye to receive the award, joining former OSU standouts Jessica Davenport in 2005 and Jantel Lavender in 2010 and 2011.Notable for her long-range shooting touch and quick crossover, Mitchell broke several program records during the season and is on pace to eclipse many more. Perhaps the most noteworthy among the top spots Mitchell claimed in the OSU record books this season is the mark for points in a game (48 versus Michigan State on Feb. 27). She also broke her own single-season scoring record with 889 points.The Cincinnati native is fourth in the nation with 26.1 points per game and tied for first with 126 3-pointers, finishing one shy of the NCAA single-season record she set as a freshman.Joining Mitchell on the first team are four players who OSU squared off against this season: Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson, A’ja Wilson of South Carolina and Big Ten foe Rachel Banham from Minnesota.OSU senior guard Ameryst Alston received honorable mention honors after averaging 18.3 points per contest.While more awards almost assuredly sit in the future of Mitchell’s time at OSU, a few of those could still come this season. Mitchell is a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman award for the nation’s top point guard, Dawn Staley award for the top guard and Wooden Award for the top player in the country. read more

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first_imgAt the international mining exhibition Exposibram 2017, which takes place from 18 to 21 September in Belo Horizonte, Brasil, BEUMER Group will present their system solutions in conveying and loading technology. The portfolio includes the complete engineering and the construction of curved troughed belt conveyors and pipe conveyors, blending beds, circular stockpiles, as well as transshipment terminals.BEUMER Group offers curved belt conveyors, used for the transportation of various raw materials like coal or ores over long distances and through rough terrain. These conveyors are designed as open troughed belt conveyors or closed pipe conveyors. Material transport with belt conveyors is generally faster, more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly than trucking.BEUMER also offers stackers and bridge scrapers for warehouses with blending bed systems for homogenising large quantities of different types of bulk material efficiently, which ensures the regularity of the raw materials used. Coarse, highly abrasive material can be conveyed to silos by the heavy-duty belt bucket elevators of BEUMER Group.BEUMER bulk loading heads, which can load large quantities of bulk material fast and virtually dust-free into bulk transporter vehicles, will also be featured. If bags are to be loaded in ships or wagons, various telescoping loading systems are available. The loading system BEUMER autopac stacks filled bags automatically on trucks, without using pallets.last_img read more

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first_imgTHE BRITISH BIOLOGIST who oversaw the birth of Dolly the sheep, the world’s first cloned mammal, has died at the age of 58.The University of Nottingham announced the death of Campbell, its Professor of Animal Development, in a statement this morning. It did not disclose the cause of death, though he had suffered from arthritis and lung ailments.Campbell rose to worldwide fame in 1997 when it was disclosed that, the previous year, he had overseen the birth of the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.The sheep – named ‘Dolly’, after Dolly Parton, because the cell from which it was cloned was taken from a mammary gland – made headlines across the globe, and prompted a flurry of debate about the ethics of artificially creating creatures using the genetic materials of others.The debate did not stop his career, however: in later years he successfully bred pigs and lambs using similar techniques, though always arguing that his accomplishments were not achievements in themselves.The Guardian summarises that his research specialised in the medical application of embryonic stem cells, and recalls that he was one of the early proponents of such research and its ability to help humans grow new tissues and organs for use themselves.It was through this logic that the Dolly achievement was so remarkable: the adult cell from a sheep’s udder was ‘starved’ of nutrients in a laboratory, the New York Times recalls, and that cell then regressed back into a juvenile state from which it could be transformed into other states.About 300 of the juvenile cells were created and introduced into donor eggs; only a handful developed to the point where they could be implanted into surrogate ewes, and only one – Dolly herself – made it to birth.In 2008 Campbell was awarded the Shaw Prize for medicine and life sciences – occasionally dubbed the ‘Nobel of the east’ – for his work in this field, now known as ‘cell differentiation’, alongside Ian Wilmut, the Edinburgh embryologist who had worked alongside him on the Dolly project.The duo was joined by a third winner, Shinya Yamanaka – who furthered the work on turning adult organ cells back into stem cells, and who only this week was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for that work.Campbell is survived by a wife and two adult daughters. Dolly, the sheep that made him famous, predeceased him in 2003 when she was put down after developing a chronic lung disease.Read: Pioneering stem cell work wins Nobel Prize for researcherslast_img read more

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