FIFA approve hosting of U/20 Women’s World Cup

first_imgSports Minister Justin Tkatchenko met with all FIFA officials and the newly elected President Gianni Infantino this week at the FIFA Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.Oceania Football Confederation President David Chung, who is also the Papua New Guinea Football Association President, was also present at the meet.The purpose of the meet was to give them the confidence that PNG will produce the best U20 Womens World Cup in November.Tkatchenko thanked everyone involved in getting it to this successful stage.He stated via his Facebook page that now the dedicated hard work continues for the successful staging of this world event.He thanked FIFA’s support to officially host this World Cup and stated that it is going to be an exciting year for football in PNG.Pictures courtesy of Justin Tkatchenko Facebook page.last_img read more

Tonight’s Flyers game is cancelled

first_imgUPDATE: Flyers General Manager Lee Hartman says that Thursday night’s game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 24th, and 8:30 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers have cancelled their scheduled game against the Spirit River Rangers.Flyers President Paul Van Nostrand says that tonight’s game was set to take place at 8:30. He says that the league cancelled the game due to freezing rain that has fallen across the Peace Region today, making roads incredibly icy.- Advertisement -Van Nostrand says that the game will be rescheduled, and will likely be played some time next week.last_img

Wanted Fort St. John sex offender turns himself in

first_img– Advertisement -A Fort St. John sex offender is back in custody after he violated his parole terms earlier this week.Thomas Edward Wilkinson left Fort St. John around September 25th and was driving down to Vancouver.Wilkinson is on probation, serving a three-year sentence for sexual interference of a person under the age of 14.Several media outlets in the lower mainland report that Wilkinson turned himself in, after the Vancouver Police issued a warning on Monday. Forty-nine year old Thomas Edward Wilkinson turned himself in on Tuesday to the Vancouver Police Department – Handout courtesy of the Vancouver Police Departmentlast_img

Mazarei, Redlands get past La Verne

first_imgAmir Mazarei scored 33 points and was 5-of-6 from the free-throw line as the University of Redlands men’s basketball team defeated La Verne 97-93 on Wednesday night. Dave Thomas scored 12 points in the win for Redlands . Drew Terry led La Verne with 17 points and nine rebounds in the loss. (15-6, 8-3) CHAFFEY SOFTBALL Long Beach City College scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to break a tie and held on for a 3-2 victory over visiting Chaffey. The Panthers (9-7) got a solo home run from Stephanie Williams in the sixth to move within 3-2, but couldn’t completely make up the deficit. Long Beach had two home runs, including a solo shot by Brittny Rodriguez to help stake it to a 3-1 lead in the fifth. Chaffey heads to San Diego City College on Friday at 2 p.m. UCR MEN’S BASKETBALL Nic Campbell and Patrick Sanders scored 19 points apiece and Campbell hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 35 seconds left as visiting UC Irvine beat UC Riverside 66-61. center_img After Campbell’s shot, UC Riverside’s Justin Bell hit two free throws to close within one, but Michael Hunter made four free throws in the final 25 seconds to seal the win for the Anteaters (12-15, 6-7 Big West). Larry Cunningham scored 21 points and Bell added 19 for the Highlanders (5-20, 1-10). Bell came up short on a 3-pointer to tie it with 18 seconds remaining. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GOSSIP: Everton plot £32m signing, Man United to hijack ANOTHER Chelsea deal bring you all the latest headlines and top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Everton are set to make an improved offer of £32million for Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson. (Daily Mail)Having already hijacked Chelsea’s attempts to sign Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United are looking to repeat the trick with Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and have agreed a £35m fee for the Blues target. (Daily Star)Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be handed a new contract by Man United when he recovers from a knee injury. (Sunday Mirror)Arsenal are set to return with a THIRD bid for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. The Gunners have already seen bids of £30m and £40m rejected by the French side but Arsene Wenger is now prepared make an increased bid of £45m. (Daily Mirror)Manchester City flop Wilfried Bony is wanted by a number of Chinese Super League sides. (The Sun)Liverpool have been offered the chance to sign Real Madrid star James Rodriguez, but the Merseyside club are not willing to pay the full £66m asking price for the 25-year-old Colombian attacker. (Sport)Young Reds winger Sheyi Ojo, 20, is wanted by both Newcastle and Middlesbrough on loan this season. (The Times)Newcastle are closing in on the £8million signing of Norwich midfielder Jacob Murphy, but will have to fight off late interest from Premier League rivals Southampton and Crystal Palace, who are also keen. (Daily Mirror)West Brom are keen on Bournemouth’s versatile defender Marc Wilson. Wilson has not travelled with the Cherries for their pre-season training camp in Marbella as talks continue over a £1m move to the Hawthorns. (Birmingham Mail)Manchester United have agreed to send 24-year-old goalkeeper Sam Johnstone on loan to Aston Villa. (Daily Star)Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has been linked with a permanent switch to Juventus, having spent the last two seasons on loan at Roma. (The Sun)Here are the latest headlines:IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: CONFIRMED! Wayne Rooney returns to boyhood club Everton from Manchester UnitedBack with a bang! The players who returned to their club and were still brilliantEverton v Liverpool: Comparing the Merseyside rivals’ squads for next seasonRomelu Lukaku admits he will have to ‘work harder than ever before’ at Manchester United under Jose MourinhoRomelu Lukaku is the biggest prospect in the Premier League, but Harry Kane is still betterChelsea FC transfer news: Five Romelu Lukaku alternatives as Belgium striker agrees Manchester United moveAlexis Sanchez will NOT ‘down tools’ at Arsenal, insists Gunners legend Martin KeownChelsea FC transfer news: Predicted Blues line up featuring Antonio Rudiger, Alvaro Morata and more new signingsVIDEO: The most absolutely BRUTAL tackles from the Argentine Primera Division last seasonlast_img read more

Why Stephen Curry must break out of his slump in Game 4

first_imgHOUSTON — The Warriors needed a basket, down by 5 with 26 seconds to play in overtime of Game 3 of their second-round playoff series with the Rockets.So Stephen Curry took the ball and started to push. He ran past running a bone-rattling Draymond Green pick of Austin Rivers. He dribbled behind the back at half court to easily evade James Harden’s imitation of defense. Forty feet away from the basket and he was all alone — the entire Rockets defense was behind him.So with 21 seconds …last_img

Camera Matching in Premiere Pro and After Effects

first_imgSource Footage – Footage I Want to Use as My Reference to Match To I was asked by a client recently how to color match cameras in Adobe After Effects and/or Premiere Pro QUICKLY!  Here’s what I did.Their request got me thinking…Time (as we all know) is money.  Having cameras, footage or images that simply don’t match means we need to bring them into a color grading or video editing application and spend valuable time matching which increases the cost to us. So, is there a quick way to do this process?  Is there a simple solution that will save us time and money and give high quality results fast? That question led me to find RE:Match by software maker RE:Vision Effects.  Not quite a one click solution but not far off!First, I need to get this out up-front: there is a cost for this app.  However, in my opinion when you take into account the amount of time this plug-in is going to save you the cost is well worth it. At the time of writing this blog, for the basic version it will cost you $89.95.  There is also a Pro version available which includes an additional plugin called “RE:Match Stereo” (to match stereoscopic 3D footage).  This additional feature is an essential time saver for anyone making 3D productions, but it does boost the overall price to $329.95. Check out the RE:Vision site for more pricing details.  Note, this is not a sponsored post.  I’m simply a big fan of the timesaving power of this handy tool!You can also download a demo version from the RE:Vision website (see the link at the end of this post) which will show you how well this plug-in works with your own images and footage (although for obvious reasons it will watermark the results until you purchase a licence).In this post we’ll show a post production workflow using the Standard Version ($89.95).  This version includes the “RE:Match Color” module which is a quick and simple solution to match footage and images in seconds.Color Matching in Premiere Pro & After EffectsOnce the RE:Match plugin is installed it becomes available in both Premiere Pro and After Effects and works in a very similar way in both applications.RE:Match Color in After Effects RE:Match Color in Première ProHow RE:Match WorksYou apply RE:Match to the footage that you want to modify. Once applied to a clip simply tell RE:Match what asset in your sequence or composition it should match by specifying a ‘source’ layer or video clip.  For most of your shots that should be all you need to do.Here’s an example. I have a piece of footage…Target Footage – Footage That Needs to be Treated Change ‘Get Color From’ To ‘2. Reference’ Layer (AE)End Result From This One Change!The above example is for After Effects.  Color matching in Premiere Pro works similarly, but there are a few ‘gotchas’ that you need to be aware of.Note that I have added the reference shot (the shot to match our target footage to) to Video 2 and turned off the eyeball for that track. RE:Match doesn’t need to have the visibility of the track on to work. But it does need footage or a still image the same length as the Target track to work with standard settings.Source/Target Layers in a Premiere Pro Sequence Settings in Premiere – Video 2 is selected in the Drop-Down While the two video tracks overlap the results are the same as you get in After Effects. The problem then comes when you continue over the target clip when there isn’t any reference or source footage over (or under) it.No Source Footage Over (or Under) the Target FootageTarget Footage in PP When There Isn’t Any Source FootageAs you can see, if there isn’t sufficient reference or source footage the end result will be unusable unless you change another option in RE:Match in Premiere Pro. In After Effects, it seems that RE:Match will continue to use the last frame of the reference footage even when it has ended, but this doesn’t seem to be the default behavior in Première Pro.There is a quick solution for this issue: Go to the ‘Frame to Match’ settings and change them to ‘Match to still 1 (2, 3, 4)’. Next, open up the ‘Still Settings’ section and in the ‘Set Still Time’ drop-down select ‘Store still 1 (2, 3, 4) time’.  This will take the last frame of the reference clip and use that as a reference for the rest of the shot (just like happens in After Effects by default).You can actually see what frame is being used as a reference if you drop-down the ‘Transfer Method’ and select ‘Show image used to get color from’ at the bottom of the list.Seeing the Reference FrameIn addition, you also have the ability to use two different color spaces which is helpful for different types of problems you may get with clips. RGB is great when the problems are more in the luminance area while LAB color space is designed to work better with clips that have hue differences.As I have said before, for most of your images and clips the default settings are going to work just fine. But for those items that can prove a little more awkward there are a few more options such as the ability to do some Pre-Adjustment as well as being able to Blend with the Original image to ‘pull-back’ some of the original if you need it.Lastly, there’s a lovely little feature that allows you to be selective of the range of a clip or image you want to sample using the ‘Window Match’ tools. While you may not need to use this very often, it is a very helpful tool to get rid of – or just select – specific parts of a clip for better results.Pre-Adjustment and Window Controls SettingsThankfully, the manual that comes with RE:Match is user friendly and the plug-in itself quick and intuitive – although slightly more so in After Effects than Premiere Pro in my opinion.  Notwithstanding, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to Premiere Pro users as well.One idea that has crossed my mind for Premiere Pro users would be to export a still image of the reference shot you would like to use and then re-import that into your project and simply trim it out to the length of the clip you want to cover. That way you will have a consistent reference – being a still image that won’t change – and it will be simple to trim.Download RE:Match Color Matching Plugins for Premiere and After EffectsHow are you doing your color matching in Premiere Pro and AE?Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments!last_img read more

Pique header beats resolute Czechs,Pique header beats resolute Czechs

first_img× COMMENT Football Soccer – Spain v Czech Republic – EURO 2016 – Group D – Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse, France – 13/6/16Spain’s Gerard Pique scores their first goal REUTERS/Sergio PerezLivepic   –  REUTERS football June 14, 2016 SHARE SHARE EMAIL Football Soccer – Spain v Czech Republic – EURO 2016 – Group D – Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse, France – 13/6/16Spain’s Gerard Pique scores their first goal REUTERS/Sergio PerezLivepic   –  REUTERS Published on Barcelona defender Gerard Pique headed a late winner as defending champions Spain overcame a resolute and determined Czech Republic 1-0 in their Group D opener here today.Spain’s build-up to the tournament was rocked last week when reports claimed goalkeeper De Gea had been involved in a sex scandal.But coach Vicente del Bosque showed his faith in the Manchester United shot-stopper by handing him the gloves ahead of legendary Iker Casillas.Czech coach Pavel Vrba had suggested his men could produce a trick or two to counter the “genius” of Del Bosque’s side, who are desperate to make amends for their first-round exit, as defending champions, at the 2014 World Cup.But after a nervous opening period on a rain-soaked pitch, Vrba’s men had Arsenal ‘keeper Petr Cech to thank for saving them during a Spanish masterclass.Spain were frustrated throughout by the Czechs’ stubborn defensive game, which finally fell apart when Pique got his head to Iniesta’s cross towards the back post where he beat Cech in the 87th minute.It took Spain until the 16th minute to fashion their first real chance, right-back Juanfran sending David Silva through on the right flank for the Manchester City man to fire in a perfect delivery for Morata.Cech, however, was well positioned to block the Juventus striker’s first-timer from close range.The Czechs were defending with plenty of heart and only a desperate sliding tackle from centre-back Tomas Sivok stopped Juanfran’s short delivery reaching Morata as the Spaniards edged closer.When Iniesta picked up a mis-hit clearance just outside the area to set up Morata, the Juventus striker feinted before flashing a low drive wide of Cech’s far post on the half hour.Iniesta recovered from a knock on the ankle and, with Cech off his line, sent an audacious chip from 35 yards metres wide of the post.Cech was forced into action twice before the interval, the ’keeper diving to parry Jordi Alba’s angled shot from the left side of the area then rushing out to block at the feet of Silva as he prepared to pull the trigger after being set up by Juanfran. SHARE COMMENTSlast_img read more

Come to Santiago Bernabeu and you will win Ballon d’Or, Real Madrid tell Neymar

first_imgReal Madrid president Florentino Perez has opened the door for Neymar to join the European champions by declaring it would help further the forward’s individual ambitions.Neymar finished third behind Lionel Messi and winner Cristiano Ronaldo in the Ballon d’Or on Thursday and Perez suggested the only way for the Brazilian to break the duo’s stranglehold on the prize – which has extended to a decade – would be to join Real.”Being in Madrid would make it easier to win the Ballon d’Or,” Perez told Spanish radio. “Madrid is a club that gives a big player everything they need to do so. Everyone knows I wanted to sign him.”Perez attempted to bring Neymar to Real from Santos on several occasions before he plumped for arch-rivals Barcelona in 2013.He enjoyed success in Catalonia, helping Barca win the treble in 2015 before leaving for Paris St Germain in a world-record 222 million euro deal this year.In September Neymar, 25, was involved in an on-field spat with team mate Edinson Cavani over who was going to take a penalty and there has been growing media speculation that his stint in the French capital could be a brief one.last_img read more

Asian Games Medal Tally 2014: How India fared in Incheon

first_imgThe 18th edition of the Asian Games is underway in Jakarta, Indonesia and it’s time we take a look back at how India fared during the 2014 edition. The 17th edition of the Games took place in Incheon, South Korea in 2014. India finished 8th in the medal table with a tally of 57 including 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze.China finished at the top of table with 342 medals followed by South Korea (228) and Japan (200).India have sent a 572-athlete strong contingent to Indonesia for Asian Games 2018, who will be participating in 18 different events. By the afternoon of August 24, India had won six gold medals.Here are the gold medal medal winners for India at Asian Games 2018 so far:Bajrang Punia, wrestlingWrestler Bajrang won India’s its first gold medal at the games in the 65kg freestyle category.An in-form Bajrang outclassed Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Khasanov (13-3), Tajikistan’s Fayziev Abdulqosim (12-2) and Mongolia’s N Batmagnai Batchuluu (10-0) to storm into the gold medal bout.Asian Games 2018: Medal TallyIn the final, he was tested by Japan’s Takatani Daichi but the Haryana grappler held his nerve to prevail 10-8 in an exciting battle.Vinesh Phogat, wrestlingVinesh created hsitory after she won the 50kg category final. Vinesh is the first Indian female wrestler to win gold at the Games.Vinesh defeated Japan’s Irie Yuki 6-2 in the final to bag the top prize.Saurabh Chaudhary, shootingSaurabh, clinched the top prize in men’s 10m air pistol event with Games record of 240.7. The 16-year-old, son of a farmer, became the youngest Indian shooter to strike gold at the games.advertisementRahi Sarnobat, shootingRahi scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman shooter to win a gold medal at the Asian Games as she prevailed in a nervy shoot-off in the 25m pistol event.Asian Games 2018: Full coverageThe 27-year-old got the better of Thailand’s Naphaswan Yangpaiboon in a shoot-off after both shot a Games record score of 34 in the finals.Indian rowing teamThe Indian rowing team clinched the gold medal in the men’s Quadruple Sculls final.The Indian rowing team comprising of Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh crossed the finish line in first place with a time of 6:17.13 to bag the yellow medal.Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan, tennisBopanna and Sharan won the gold medal in the men’s doubles tennis event at the ongoing 18th Asian Games 2018 in the twin cities of Jakarta and Palembang by winning the gold medal match against Kazakhstan’s men’s doubles pair.Bopanna and Sharan, who were the top seeds in the event, played to their billing throughout the tournament and beat Kazakhstan’s Aleksandr Bublik and Denis Yevseyev 6-3, 6-4 to scoop the top prize in the event.last_img read more