August 28

Mayweather-Pacquiao Update

first_imgWith the Mayweather-Pacquiao super fight less than three weeks away, there are still no tickets on the street yet, but Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe told KVVU-TV in Las Vegas that “quite a few” will be available this week. Regarding the contract between the MGM and the promoters, Ellerbe stated “We are working through things and everything will get done in its due course of time.”Otherwise, plans for this week include open media workouts for both fighters. Mayweather will host his on Tuesday at Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, and Pacquiao will host his on Wednesday at Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles.As far as the pre-fight banter, Freddie Roach is largely the only one talking trash for the media. Floyd and Manny are keeping it low key, and Floyd has asked his trainer/father Floyd Sr. to hold back with the verbal jabs also.The fight is scheduled for May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.last_img read more

January 18

PSL Finals: F2 Logistics deals Petron its first loss, forces do-or-die Game 3

first_imgNo.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Behag had 13 points, including back-to-back hits to clinch the game and deal the Blaze Spikers’ first defeat in 14 games.“We were tight in the first set and there were some bad calls that affected our momentum, but in the second set, we played relaxed and we saw that we can really win the game,” F2 Logistics head coach Ramil de Jesus said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Cargo Movers redeemed themselves after a lackadaisical effort in a 23-25, 11-25, 17-25 loss in Game 1 three nights ago.“I felt that in Game 1, Cha was off, Aby (Maraño) was off, (Kim) Fajardo was off and it was like they don’t know each other,” de Jesus said. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil La Salle-Dasma avoids winless PSL Collegiate Grand Slam campaign LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBacks against the wall, F2 Logistics played true to form and took down fierce rival Petron, 21-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-17, to force a deciding Game 3 of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Tuesday night at Mall of Asia Arena.Captain Cha Cruz-Behag provided the leadership and the crucial hits while Ara Galang topscored with 20 points to power the Cargo Movers.ADVERTISEMENT The start of Game 2 appeared to be a repeat of the finals opener with Petron rolling to a 1-0 headstart, but F2 Logistics came to its senses and had no plans of watching a championship celebration.Majoy Baron and Aby Maraño also came up huge especially on the defensive end with seven blocks combined.Baron finished with 14 points while Maraño added eight. Mich Morente chipped in with 10 points.Game 3 is on Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more

December 18

Mpumalanga playing its part for South Africa’s reputation

first_imgJohannesburg, Thursday 17 September 2015 – Brand South Africa today took the national agenda to build and profile South Africa’s competitive strengths to Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, during a one-day workshop.The workshop was attended by local government representatives and officials from the Department of Health, Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, and the Government Communication and Information System.Robust discussion ensued on what makes South Africa a globally competitive inward destination for investment, tourism and skills and how provinces can play their part.Provincial and city brands are a critical building block of the nation brand, particularly as they often provide the first experience of a country. Visitors and investors experience a country through its provinces and cities and it for this reason that Brand South Africa is taking its programmes to provinces.One of the greatest attributes of the province of Mpumalanga and a significant contribution to the nation brand is its tourism offering and experience which begins at the airport. Discussions at the workshop centered on economic development and potential in the province. This will impact positively on both provincial social and economic development and ultimately South Africa’s reputation.Follow the conversation on #CompetitiveSAlast_img read more

December 12

Create a ‘True Detectives’ Style Title Sequence in After Effects

first_imgCreating a True Detectives title effect is easier than it looks in this After Effects tutorial.You may recognize Mikey Borup as a regular tutorial creator here on Premiumbeat, as well as the moderator of the After Effects User community on Google+. Using his expert knowledge of AE he regularly shares free tutorials for motion graphic designers and aspiring VFX artists.In his latest tutorial from his YouTube channel, After Effects Tutorials w/ Mikey, Mikey explains how to create a double exposure effect very similar to the HBO series True Detectives. The tutorial covers:How to create a parallax effectKeying using a screen matteUsing a displacement mapLocking effects across multiple compositionsUsing Mikey’s vignette preset (Found Here)Creating an edge blurThe project files can be downloaded here. Best viewed full screen:The actual titles were created by Antibody, a production house based out of L.A. The titles tried to convey the idea that the characters identities were inseparable from their environment. Many programs including After Effects were used to create the double exposure effect.It is especially interesting to know that most of the revealed video in the titles was created using 3D modeling. There is a full interview with the creative director of the project at Art of the Title’s website.Here is the actual title sequence for True Detectives:On a side note, we’re digging True Detectives – we totally think it lives up to the hype! Share your thoughts or questions about this After Effects tutorial in the comments below.last_img read more

December 12

Learn to Not Crash Your New Drone: The DJI Flight Simulator

first_imgFlying a drone for the first time and terrified of crashing it immediately? Now you can hone your skills before takeoff by using the DJI Flight Simulator.Drones are expensive. They’re also extremely easy to destroy with one wrong movement of the joystick. That combo can cause incredible anxiety, which can make your hands shake, which can make you hit the wrong button, and—OH MY GOD MY DRONE IS IN THE LAKE. Does this come from personal experience? I won’t say. But yes.Your ability to pilot a drone used to come from just logging as many flight hours as possible, which required going out to a field with your drone and testing your limits. Even then, you were limited to your drone’s battery life and the conditions around you. Now, you no longer have that problem. DJI has released a brand new flight engine called “DJI Flight Simulator,” which allows you to connect a DJI-compatible remote to your computer and safely test your skills in the safety of your own home or office. Fly Your Drone at HomeJust like a pilot gets his training hours in a plane simulator, you can get your hours in at your own computer. This software comes with training programs that teach you the basics of drone flight through simple tracking challenges, all the way up to complicated maneuvers that you might run across in actual flight. The software comes with the ability to use any type of DJI drone in their lineup, which has the exact flight specifications of the corresponding model. With each model, you are able to change the flight mode to Position mode, Sport mode, and their new high speed “Attitude” mode. You can also change the weather, time of day, and even wind speeds to test out your skills in the conditions you might be flying in with your physical drone.Practice Makes Perfect“Free Flight Mode” in the DJI Simulator.To be honest, I wish this software came out sooner. When I first got my drone, flying it for the first few times was extremely nerve-racking. I had to get the feel for controls I had never used before, all with the risk of having an expensive aircraft floating 15 feet off the ground. I played it safe every time out of complete fear of ruining or losing my drone. If I’d had this software before I got my drone, I think I’d be a lot more comfortable flying the drone in real life.“Skills Training Mode” within the simulator. Having the ability to experiment and become comfortable with difficult tasks and runs without having to put your drone at risk is an amazing benefit of this software. I highly recommend it to any novice pilot trying to gain their bearings, or even a pro who wants to put their skills to the test without the fear of failure.You can find the download for this software at DJI’s website here.Top image via Golubovy. All other photos via DJI.Want to learn more about filmmaking? Check out these articles:191 Free Motion Graphics, Sound Effects, Action Elements, and More5 Reasons Why You Should Shoot Your Own Digital Web SeriesDaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — The Edit PageVideo Tutorial: Introducing Premiere’s New Lumetri CurvesStop Telling People to Shoot Their Films on an iPhonelast_img read more

November 30

Ravena, Alas ready to step up for Gilas in Romeo’s absence

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Photo from Fiba.comWith Terrence Romeo missing Gilas Pilipinas duty due to a knee injury, coach Chot Reyes is hard-pressed to find someone to fill the hole left by the high-scoring guard, putting much of the burden on the shoulders of Jayson Castro.Fortunately, Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas are raring to contribute for the national team as it opens its 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers campaign against Japan on Friday at Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Gymnasium in Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img The NLEX guards are included in Reyes’ 12-man lineup for the Japan game with Philippine side dealing with a depleted guard rotation.“It’s a big advantage for me to play with some of the best players in the league,” said Ravena. “Being around them twice a day helps me a lot when it comes to learning the nuances of the game. We’re locked in these next two weeks which will be important for our campaign in the 2019 Fiba World Cup.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRavena has had numerous stints with the national team, last seeing action in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia.Alas, meanwhile, had to wait for three long years before getting this chance again, with his last tour coming in the 2014 Fiba Asia Cup in China. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ “I’m just excited to play for the national team again. I’m really looking forward playing against Japan,” said Alas, who has grown into one of the the Road Warriors’ top guys the past season.The match against the Japanese is set at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. in Manila). Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Go, Nieto power Eagles to Finals View commentslast_img read more

October 28

21 days ago​Crystal Palace invite prospective purchasers

first_img​Crystal Palace invite prospective purchasersby Ian Ferris21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace have been put up for sale as part of a deal that would value the Premier League club at UK£210 million (US$258 million),according to City AM, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.The business newspaper claims to have seen a document intended for prospective buyers offering to facilitate the purchase of at least 75 per cent and up to 90 per cent of the club for either a single buyer or consortium.The document, which was apparently drawn up by Zenith Global Capital Partners rather than Palace themselves, reportedly says the club would be sold-debt free and have a projected valuation of UK£525 million (US$645 million) by year three and UK£700 million (US$860 million) by year five.It has been widely reported this year that Palace’s American owners, Joshua Harris and David Blitzer, are looking to sell their stake in the club just three years after investing in the team.However, City AM’s report added that Steve Parish, Palace’s long-serving chairman and minority owner, is open to remaining at the club but would be willing to dilute his 18 per cent stake. TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

September 28

Ohio States offense pulls through in 4928 win over Maryland

When it hasn’t been the offense looking shaky this season for the No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes, it has been the defense. Despite allowing 253 rushing yards to Maryland on Saturday, OSU still came away with a 49-28 win to improve to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in Big Ten play.Still, OSU coach Urban Meyer was more than happy with his team’s effort.“It was a good win,” Meyer said. “As a matter of fact, it was a great win. We’re going to enjoy that one and get back to work next week.”The afternoon did not get off to a great start for the Buckeyes, as a quick three-and-out on offense gave Maryland (2-4, 0-2) the ball at its own 18-yard line. After a pair of third-down conversions, Maryland redshirt junior Perry Hills found freshman wide receiver D.J. Moore wide open after a play-action fake for 52 yards and an early 7-0 lead.On the ensuing possession for OSU, redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones drove the ball 50 yards to Maryland’s 25-yard line. From there, redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett came in — something Meyer alluded to considering earlier in the week.“J.T. is just a very good player,” Meyer said after the game. “We’ve been having some red zone issues … he provided an obvious spark for us in there.”Barrett brought the Buckeyes the rest of the way in six plays, capping the drive with a three-yard run up the middle to tie the game at 7-7.Meyer stuck with the same strategy on OSU’s next drive, putting Barrett in the game after Jones and redshirt senior H-back Braxton Miller combined to get the ball to the 5-yard line.“J.T.’s one of our team leaders, and he always has a great attitude, so it’s just good to see him go out there, compete and have a good game,” junior running back Ezekiel Elliott said. “I’m happy for him, and it’s good to see him get some playing time now.”OSU stuck to the ground in the short-yardage situation, as two runs Elliott and a carry by Barrett led to Elliott punching in his ninth touchdown of the year from two yards away to make the score 14-7 early in the second quarter.After a three-and-out from each team, OSU extended its lead to 21-7 with the help of Miller.Miller, who had not scored since he had two touchdowns in OSU’s opening game at Virginia Tech, grabbed consecutive passes of 33 and 19 yards, with the latter resulting in a touchdown from Jones.The score was the 87th one that Miller either caught, ran or threw for in his collegiate career, extending his OSU record.“It was great to see him smiling,” redshirt junior receiver Michael Thomas said. “He scored that touchdown and he made that great catch over the middle. He’s been able to showcase his ability in front of everyone, and that’s all he wants to do.”After a missed kick by redshirt senior Jack Willoughby, the game seemed primed to enter the half with a 21-7 score. However, Hills changed that presumption.After a false start moved the Terrapins to their own 22-yard line, Hills scrambled up the middle and got in open field for 75 yards. He kept the ball again on the next play, falling into the end zone to make it 21-14.“We had a bad taste in our mouth going to the locker room, but we were motivated to not let anything come of it, not give anything up,” redshirt freshman defensive end Sam Hubbard said.Jones finished the half 15-of-20 for 195 yards and a touchdown, while his counterpart Hills was just 2-of-11 for 62 yards, but ran nine times for 97 yards. Both of Hills’ completions came on the opening drive. Barrett was 1-of-1 for 20 yards in the first half, and gained seven yards and a score in four carries.Miller and Thomas combined for 11 of OSU’s 16 first-half completions for 174 yards.The passing game reopened for the Terrapins to open the second half, as Hills used three completions to help move the ball 69 yards. The drive was capped by another touchdown run by Hills from four yards out to tie the game.“That’s probably the most difficult thing, keeping a person like that in the pocket,” redshirt sophomore defensive end Tyquan Lewis said about Hills.Maryland coach Randy Edsall opted not to name a starting quarterback until the first snap, something Lewis said made defensive adjustments more difficult.With the announced crowd of 107,869 getting uneasy in the tie game, the OSU offense kicked into gear midway through the third quarter, as Jones found redshirt sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall for a 48-yard score on OSU’s first play following a punt.Jones waited in the pocket and found Marshall uncovered in the middle of the field for the Middletown, Ohio, native’s second touchdown grab of the year.After a defensive stop, the OSU offense kept its foot on the gas pedal, moving 66 yards in nine plays, capped off by Barrett’s second touchdown run of the day from a yard out to make it 35-21.At Indiana, the Buckeyes did not score a touchdown in three red zone trips. That turned around on Saturday, as they got into the end zone on all six trips — five led by Barrett and one by Jones.With the game safely in hand, the Buckeyes began padding their lead late in the fourth quarter. Barrett started the drive for the first time and called five consecutive runs, the last of which was a 16-yard touchdown run by Elliott.Jones started OSU’s next drive following an interception by redshirt junior safety Tyvis Powell, but was pulled after one play in which he found Thomas for 12 yards. Barrett came back in with OSU in the red zone, and quickly scrambled 18 yards for his third rushing touchdown of the game to make it 49-21.“I think the red-zone package they put in for J.T. was perfect, and I think they complemented each other perfectly,” Elliott said. “They both were able to get into a rhythm, and it worked out pretty well for us.”Elliott’s touchdown put him over 100 yards rushing for the 11th consecutive game. He finished with 106 yards on 21 carries and two scores.A late rushing touchdown made the final score more pleasant for the Terrapins, but OSU still walked away with the 21-point victory.“That was easily our best game,” Elliott said. “We played a complete offense, moved the ball around, everyone made plays and we have good momentum going into next week.”Hills completed just 10 of 27 passes but picked up 170 yards on the ground — the most an opposing player has had against OSU this season by 72 yards.Jones finished the game 21-of-28 for 291 yards, setting a new career high in passing yards in the process.“I think he was great,” Meyer said of Jones. “He played his best game since last year.”Barrett only threw two passes, completing both for 26 yards, but ran for 62 yards and three scores on 12 carries.OSU is next set to remain in Columbus to host Penn State on Oct. 17. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. OSU redshirt senior H-back Braxton Miller (1) high-fives fans before a games against Maryland on Oct. 10 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won 49-28. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo Editor read more

September 28

Ohio State womens soccer crashes out of Big Ten tourney with loss

Just one season removed from a berth in the 2010 NCAA College Cup — the Final Four of college soccer — Ohio State women’s soccer saw its 2011 Big Ten tournament run come crashing down Wednesday after a first-round loss to No. 2-seed Illinois. With the scored tied after 90 minutes, 1-1, No. 7-seed OSU forced the contest to penalty kicks after two scoreless overtime periods. The Illini dispatched the Buckeyes in penalty kicks, 4-2, at Northwestern’s Lakeside Field to advance. In what may have been her final game in Scarlet and Gray, OSU senior forward Paige Maxwell put the Buckeyes up, 1-0, in the 16th minute. The goal was the fourth of the year for Maxwell. Illinois outshot OSU, 8-3, in the first half and prevented the Buckeyes from getting to halftime with its slim advantage intact. Illini sophomore midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo tied the game in 41st minute with a free-kick goal. Wednesday’s match was a physical one — referee Miguel Panduro Jr. called 40 total fouls in the contest — but the bumping and tackling ended after the teams remained scoreless the second half and two 10-minute overtime sessions. The focus shifted to the penalty spot where Illinois converted all four of its kicks. Buckeyes’ senior defender Liz Sullivan and sophomore midfielder Kristen Niederhaus were denied by to secure the win for Illinois. The Buckeyes finish the 2011 Big Ten season with a 10-8-2 record. read more

September 18

Six injured ahead of Manchester Uniteds Week 1 match

first_imgWorld Cup players are just returned on Monday to training and might not be fit and ready for Friday’s game against Leicester CityManchester United boss Jose Mourinho is not happy.The manager has not gotten the new footballers he believes are required for the new season.He has also had many problems with players, especially with Anthony Martial.And now he has told the press that his team has six elements injured ahead of the Red Devil’s Week 1 match against Leicester City.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“(Sergio) Romero, he had a surgery after his injury in the World Cup, (Antonio) Valencia, he was injured in pre-season, Marcos Rojo, he was injured in the World Cup, (Diogo) Dalot had a surgery in Porto at the end of April and is not yet ready,” he told the Leicester Mercury.“Ander Herrera was injured against Bayern, (Nemanja) Matic was injured in the World Cup and had surgery in Philadelphia a couple of weeks ago. And I think that’s it.”Adding to his problems are those who participated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.“They (the World Cup players) returned on Monday, trained Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and today so you can imagine that they are not really fit and ready,” he said.last_img read more