Intercity play begins this week

first_imgby Malik Vincent For New Pittsburgh Courier Allderdice went into week one of the regular season with, perhaps, the biggest challenge of all the teams in the city—playing defending WPIAL Class AAA champs Central Valley in their house on Sept 2.It looked as though the Warriors had met their match, as Allderdice (0-1) held them to only a 7-0 halftime lead, but their 29-point third quarter blew the game open.Despite the Dragons’ 13 unanswered—and only points—they fell to Central Valley, 36-13, in a game that had a game-time temperature that exceeded 90 degrees.“By the time the second half came, it had felt like I had just gotten out of the shower,” Allderdice coach Jim Haslett said. “I had to pull (star lineman) Tyrique (Jarrett) from the game due to a lack of hydration. It looked like he’d lost 15 pounds, just in that first half.”Jarrett, a senior who plays on both sides of the ball, had just verbally committed to the University of Pittsburgh prior to the game.The Dragons’ two scores came on a one yard run by newly installed starting quarterback Braden Hoffer and an 84-yard fumble recovery by Alfred Diggs in the final stanza.“I told our guys going into the game that they have to bring their A-game,” Central Valley coach Mark Lyons said. “That’s one thing we have to get used to, because we now have what everyone wants right now. (Allderdice) came in with a lot of swagger, so you have to give them credit.”Other news:USO (University Prep, Sci-Tech, Obama) 20, Summit Academy 6: On Sept. 3, U.S.O recorded its first win in school history. Senior Dante Forte was involved on all three of their scores as he returned an interception 33 yards, hooked up with Myles Catlin on a 13-yard pass for a score, and crossed the goal line from 23 away on a run.Westinghouse 36, Bentworth 23: The three times Bulldogs tailback Soloman Winton touched the ball, it went for a score. He totaled 120 yards for the game and crossed the end zone on runs of 17, 46, and 52 yards. Quarterback Ronald Brown also hooked up with Dontae Jones on a 73-yard touchdown pass in the first half.North Hills 35, Perry 13: Senior quarterback Darelle Carson finished 12 of 19 passing for 164 yards and two touchdowns on Sept 2. He connected with Dante Marcus for 33 yards and Antwan Collier from 10 for the only scores of the game for the Commodores.Schedule (Week 2):Brashear vs. USO, Thursday 6 p.m. Sept. 8.Allderdice vs. Oliver, Friday 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9.Carrick vs. Perry, Friday 7 p.m. Sept. 9.Langley at Theodore Roosevelt, DC Friday 7 p.m. Sept. 9.Westinghouse at Linsly, WV Saturday 1:30 p.m. Sept. 10.(Follow our continuing coverage of the City League and add your comments to our website at www.newpittsburghcourieronline.com.) (Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected])last_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar : Split ODIs into 4 innings of 25 overs each!

first_imgAdvertisement 3e2hNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs964zaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ekl1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7kq2Would you ever consider trying this?😱8fg1kcnvCan your students do this? 🌚uq46Roller skating! Powered by Firework The former legendary Indian cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar told that the 50 overs game should be splitted in 4 innings of 25 overs. According to the legend of the game, introducing this format will help to get rid of various problems at this moment. The dew factor, toss and wash-out will not favour any single side if this format is accepted.Advertisement According to Sachin Tendulkar, team A will bat 25 overs and after that team B will bat 25 overs. After that, team A will again start from the point where they have ended their first innings and team B will bat in the last 25 overs. If team A lose all their wickets within first 25 overs, team B will get the opportunity to score the run inside 50 overs. There will 15 minutes break after each innings.Advertisement Sourav Ganguly has become the President of BCCI few days ago. Sachin gave him this proposal to introduce in the domestic cricket. Sachin Tendulkar also wants a huge change in the domestic cricket circuit. According to him, the tournaments like Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy and IPL should stay. The other tournaments like Deodhar Trophy, Duleep trophy should be abolished as no team spirit is formed in that short period of time.The curious case of India’s number 4: Both Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant walked in to bat at the same timeAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

3 Free Video Editing Applications

first_imgPro video editing tools at a price everybody can afford – free!Although Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro are getting most of the love these days, there are a few other video editing options that provide a professional toolkit, but won’t cost you a dime. In this post we share 3 FREE video editing apps.As for paid professional apps, Adobe has been on top of the subscription model, including Premiere Pro in the Creative Cloud at a cost effective price of $49/mo. Final Cut Pro X costs a 1/3 of it’s previous price, now available from the Apple App Store for $299.99.  Lastly, Avid Media Composer will set you back $1,300 or $49/mo.So, how do the FREE alternatives hold up to their professional counterparts? Let’s take a look…DaVinci Resolve 11 LiteDaVinci Resolve started off as a color grading system, however that changed once Blackmagic Design purchased the system from JDS Uniphase Corporation in 2009. Since that time Blackmagic has been expanding the editing capabilities of the app with every release (along with more powerful color tools). Resolve 11 is the premiere color grading app it’s always been, but it also includes a comprehensive video editing toolset, similar to what you’d find in the paid NLEs we discussed above.DigitalTutors highlighted some of the recent video editing related additions to the app in their recent blog post:DR11 incorporates a updated edit index that can filter clips by flags and offline clips.A variety of different editing and trimming tools that increase the power and precision of editing clips.A new JKL trimming tool allows you to trim during playback, both forwards and reverse at different speeds.Transitions can be added through a drop down menu that’s accessible by right clicking between cuts within the timeline. The drop down menu contains preset options that can be changed by the user.The full version of Resolve 11 costs $995, however Blackmagic has made a free ‘Lite’ version of the application available with much of the same functionality as the paid version. In fact, all of the editing tools from the paid version are available in the Lite version (the biggest differences between the versions is missing 3D features and noise reduction).DaVinci Resolve Lite is available for both Mac and PC. Download at Blackmagic Design.Filmmaker Central has a detailed introduction to DaVinci Resolve Lite:EditShare’s LightworksLightworks is a professional video editing application created by Editshare. With the ability to edit 2K and 4K video, Lightworks has been used on several Oscar and Emmy Award winning productions such as Hugo, Mission Impossible, The Departed and Braveheart.While the functionality is impressive, Lightworks does have a steep learning curve. If you have no real experience with video editing applications then you’ll need to dive head first into the documentation and online tutorials (of which there are plenty).Lightworks is available on Windows, Linux and Mac. Download at LWKS.comHere is EditShare’s tutorial on creating a project in Lightworks:iMovieYou may be thinking “iMovie, really?”Yes, iMovie doesn’t have the toolset that Final Cut Pro X does. Yes, iMovie comes with EVERY Mac. Yes, iMovie has some really cheesy transitions and backgrounds! I hear what you’re saying! But iMovie’s interface and workflow is similar to just about every other professional non-linear video editing application. Successful video editing is, above all else, about storytelling and iMovie has everything you need to put together a story on a timeline base. Final Cut Pro X borrows some of it’s look and features from iMovie, so it’s a solid primer before you take the FCPX leap.iMovie is, and always will be, available on Mac only. It costs $14.99 as a stand alone app, but does come FREE with all new Macs.Which one of the FREE video editing apps do you like best? Do you know of other free solutions that did not make the list? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

For NBA, Chicago is slam dunk for 2020 All-Star festivities

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Commissioner Adam Silver, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Bulls executives Michael Reinsdorf and John Paxson were on hand Friday for the announcement on the United Center floor.Silver said Chicago faced “a lot of competition” to bring it back and the city’s plan put it “over the top.”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 shutoutRenovations in and around the arena, a new 10,000-seat facility on the Near South Side and Emanuel’s desire helped bring in this one. So did a change of heart by the Bulls.For years, chairman Jerry Reinsdorf opposed hosting the game because of concerns about displacing season ticketholders. But with son Michael — the president and chief operating officer — assuming more authority and grandson Joey in favor, he relented. “I’m sure we would have been here sometime earlier in the last 30 years (had the Bulls been interested),” Silver said. “When the mayor and Michael Reinsdorf showed interest, it put them back to the top of the list in a way just because we like to rotate around the league. It’s a major city, and we haven’t been here in a long time.” “We’ve been going for so many years,” Michael Reinsdorf said. “At the end of the day, I tried to explain it to my dad. I don’t think he’s been to an (NBA) All-Star game since 1988. I tried to explain to him the difference now than what it was like when we hosted last. It’s just such a great impact to the city.”There was some thought that the 2019, 2020 and 2021 All-Star games would go to teams with new arenas. Golden State, Sacramento, Milwaukee and Detroit have all either recently constructed new homes or have one being built.But the schedule also got thrown off a bit after North Carolina passed a law restricting the rights of LGBT people. The league moved the 2017 All-Star game from Charlotte to New Orleans in response.After North Carolina passed a compromise bill limiting anti-discrimination protections for lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people, the NBA gave Charlotte the 2019 game.As for 2020?ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “There were several other cities that were interested,” Silver said. “We try over time to take care of all the cities that do want to have an All-Star game. I think it becomes a function of timing. I think for some of the other cities that were building, some of the refurbishments that are planned had not been completed yet, had not been finalized in terms of financing so the timing just didn’t work out. It’s really more a function of scheduling.”The United Center opened in August 1994. But it has been undergoing a bit of a transformation in recent years.The biggest change is the construction of an addition adjacent to the arena. It houses offices as well as a Bulls and Blackhawks team store and concessions.The Bulls moved into a new practice facility across the street a few years ago, and the Blackhawks will be moving into a new one nearby in a few weeks.The 10,000-seat Wintrust Arena that just opened a few miles away on the city’s Near South Side will host some All-Star events as will Navy Pier.“We’re excited not just holding a basketball game, but of hosting the world because now the NBA has gone from … an American game held here in the United States to a world event,” Emanuel said.The mayor has pushed hard to land high-profile events such as the NFL and NHL drafts in recent years. But this will be the first major All-Star game in the city since Major League Baseball held its Midsummer Classic on the South Side in 2003. The NHL last had it in Chicago in 1991.Silver isn’t concerned about having the All-Star game in a cold-weather city. Most events are indoors, though he acknowledged snow can disrupt air travel.When Jordan put on his show in 1988, Silver was just a law student at the University of Chicago, sitting in an upper level at the Stadium.He figures to have a better view this time. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES Read Nextcenter_img Celtics Irving may miss date with Raptors over fracture Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Trending 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 Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 In this Sept. 28, 2017 file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference in New York. Chicago will host the 2020 All-Star game for the first time since 1988, when Michael Jordan took off from the foul line in an epic dunk contest and delivered an MVP performance in the game. Silver, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Bulls executives Michael Reinsdorf and John Paxson were on hand Friday, Nov. 10 for the announcement on the United Center floor. APCHICAGO — For the NBA, Chicago was a slam dunk to host the 2020 All-Star game.The city will host the showcase event for the first time since 1988, when Michael Jordan took off from the foul line in an epic dunk contest and delivered an MVP performance in the game.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

DeMar DeRozan, Spurs prepared for pressure of Game 7 in Denver

first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Game 1 of second round, 7:30 p.m. EDT, TNTNEED TO KNOW: The 76ers and Raptors met in the second round of the 2001 playoffs, with Philadelphia winning in seven games. … Toronto is 2-14 overall in Game 1 of a playoff series. …Toronto is 21-3 against Philly since the start of the 2013-14 season.INJURY WATCH: Philly forward Mike Scott’s status for Game 1 is still to be determined because of a bruised heel.KEEP AN EYE ON: Jimmy Butler. The Sixers guard/forward matched a career-high in field-goals made (15) against Toronto on Dec. 5. He also tied his career best in steals (six) on Oct. 24. Going way back, Butler had a career-most five blocked shots against Toronto on Dec. 22, 2014.PRESSURE IS ON: The Raptors. Kawhi Leonard’s teams are 13-0 when he plays against Philadelphia. He was 3-0 against the 76ers this season and averaged 30.3 points.NUGGETS AT SPURSSeries tied at 3. Game 7, 10 p.m. EDT, TNTNEED TO KNOW: The Nuggets are 1-2 in Game 7s. Their only win was in 1978 against Milwaukee. … Under Popovich, the Spurs have gone 3-3 in Game 7s.INJURY WATCH: Murray took a knee from Jakob Poeltl to the left thigh on a screen in Game 6.KEEP AN EYE ON: Gay. The veteran forward had his best performance of the series in Game 6 with 19 points. “I’ve been a scorer my whole career, man. I’m going to continue to shoot,” Gay said. “It’s been a gift and a curse for me.” Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess UAAP men’s volleyball: UST ends campaign on high note, La Salle trumps UP Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DeRozan’s point : It’s not his team playing a hostile crowd when the Spurs face the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center in the first-round series finale Saturday.Still, the second-seeded Nuggets went a league-best 34-7 at home in the regular season behind all that noise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Go out there and play free, play smart,” said DeRozan, whose team forced a winner-moves-on scenario with a 120-103 victory Thursday in San Antonio. “We can’t get caught up in the crowd.”The Spurs are packing enough outfits for a week’s worth of travel — just in case. Should they win, it’s off to Portland to start the Western Conference semifinals. Should they lose, the offseason begins. LATEST STORIEScenter_img “We’re not going to pack for no reason,” Spurs forward Rudy Gay said. “If I’m going to pack my clothes, I’m going to use them.”That’s the sort of swagger the Spurs bring to the court. DeRozan believes that experience will play a role against a youthful Nuggets team that is in the postseason for the first time since 2013. With an average age of 24.9, the Nuggets have the youngest squad in the West bracket. The Spurs check in at 27.2.And while Denver has proven a difficult place to play, the Spurs won in the Mile High City during Game 1 and had a 19-point lead in Game 2 before Jamal Murray rescued the Nuggets.“It’s literally win or go home. Simple as that,” said DeRozan, who played in two series that went to seven games in 2016 when he was with Toronto. “Once you understand the meaning of that going into the game, you understand that every single second on the court matters.“The guys that have been in a Game 7 understand what it’s like.”ADVERTISEMENT PRESSURE IS ON: The Nuggets. At home, Game 7. “With the season on the line, we’ve got to do whatever it takes to get a win and advance,” Will Barton said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Like Denver forward Paul Millsap , who last played in a Game 7 during the 2014 playoffs while with Atlanta. The Hawks lost the first-round series to Indiana.“You’ve got to play a perfect basketball game,” said Millsap, whose team would host the Trail Blazers with a win. “The team that comes out and executes more, the team that’s more physical, the team that’s more aggressive, I think they’re going to win the game.”Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic is coming off a monster game in which he had 43 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. He is averaging nearly a triple-double for the series.As for what he expects Saturday, he is not really sure.“It’s my first Game 7,” Jokic said. “It’s probably going to be even tougher than this one.”San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich facing Denver’s Michael Malone is another intriguing element in this game. Malone referred to his coaching counterpart as Bobby Fischer — the late chess prodigy — as they tried to outmaneuver each other. This is Malone’s first playoff series as a head coach. In contrast, Popovich has been to the postseason 22 straight seasons, with five titles.For his part, Millsap will try to keep his young teammates from feeling too many nerves.“All the pressure is on them,” Millsap said. “This is why we fought so hard for home-court advantage. No pressure on us.”Here’s a look at Saturday’s games:76ERS AT RAPTORS San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) drives to the basket against Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap (4) and center Nikola Jokic (15) during the second half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball playoff series, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 120-103. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)DENVER  — No stranger to the weight that accompanies Game 7s , DeMar DeRozan offered one overly basic reminder to his team.“Us versus them,” the San Antonio guard said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Chennai City FC gears up for I-League

first_imgCoimbatore, Nov 20 (PTI) Chennai City FC is geared up for the forthcoming season of I-League and will play its home matches in Coimbatore with the first game here on December 23. The team, which made its debut in the I-League last season, would play nine matches at the Nehru Stadium here, with the first being against Kolkata giants East Bengal on December 23. The stadium is being renovated for the purpose, said Chennai City FC owner Rohit Ramesh. The League gets underway on November 25 and Chennai City plays its first match against Indian Arrows on November 29 at Goa. Ramesh said he was happy to bring football to Coimbatore adding it would also help promote the sport. “Its going to be a huge task in terms of money and many more but I believe the football-loving people of Coimbatore and the corporate companies will come forward to travel with us in our journey to promote this sport,” he said. He said it is not only about promoting football. “We are actually shaping heroes out of the State players. Eighty per cent of the players are from Tamil Nadu. We want to give them a chance and bring the best out of them that they may represent the big stage in the years to come. After a long time, Nehru Stadium here would see some of the top teams such as East Bengal, Mohun Bagan and Churchill Brothers among others in action, in the I-League, which would run till April next. The Chennai City FC coach V Soundararajan was happy with the teams preparations and said they were looking forward to the opening match against Arrows. The team officially launched its jersey at a function last night in the presence of Tamil Nadu Minister for Municipal Administration and Rural Development S P Velumani and Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development P Balakrishna Reddy. Chennai City FC finished eighth in its debut season in 2016-17 but registered a memorable 2-1 win over East Bengal. PTI SS RCadvertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoPochettino warns high-flying Spurs players: Everyone now wants to kill us

first_imgPochettino warns high-flying Spurs players: Everyone now wants to kill usby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has warned his players they’re now a big target after moving into second place.Victory over Tottenham saw them overtake Manchester City to go second behind leaders Liverpool and the win puts them six points behind Jurgen Klopp’s front runners. Pochettino said: “We are there because we have amazing belief – and without that belief it would be impossible to be in this position.“We have faith and we have clear ideas and now the challenge is to keep that because the challenge is going to be tougher than before.“When you are in the top two everyone wants to kill you. It will be so much tougher.“But we need to remain humble and continue working hard as it will now be much more difficult than before.“Then maybe in April or May we can seriously about being serious challengers as there is still a long way to go. Only then will we know if we are true contenders for the title.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoWest Ham boss Pellegrini warns Man Utd: We’re in a good moment

first_imgWest Ham boss Pellegrini warns Man Utd: We’re in a good momentby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is full confidence facing Manchester United at London stadium.West Ham beat United 3-1 in the same fixture last season. Asked if the current Hammers team is even better, Pellegrini said: “Maybe, but that doesn’t mean we are going to beat Manchester United. We beat them 3-1 here and I hope we can get a win again. “Man Utd played last night but they changed nine players so it will be a different team. “We are in a good moment so, if we are playing against the big teams, we must show we can play in the same way.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Nepal bans internet game PUBG

first_imgKathmandu: The popular multiplayer internet game PUBG has been banned in Nepal following a court order which said that it was having a negative effect on the behaviour of children and youth, according to a media report. The Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) on Thursday directed all the internet and mobile service providers to ban PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, commonly known PUBG, the Kathmandu Post reported on Thursday. According to police, those found playing the game after the ban will face arrest. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe Kathmandu District Court gave the permission to ban PUBG on a petition filed by the metropolitan crime division citing negative behavioural affect in children, the report said. After the court permission, the division then sent a letter to the NTA requesting it to ban the game. Based on a letter from the crime division, we have ordered all internet and mobile service providers to ban the game, Purushottam Khanal, acting NTA chairman, was quoted as saying. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsPUBG is a game in which a maximum of 100 players drop on an island and fight to be the last one left standing. The players have to search for arms and other equipment after landing on the island and compete to win the game. Players can team with their friends and create crews that they can venture onto the island with. Cooperative play also sees players healing fallen comrades, strategising in teams and holding positions for better defensive play. Players can chat with each other and on mobile phones. We received a number of complaints from parents, schools and school associations regarding the effect of the game on children, Senior Superintendent of Police Dhiraj Pratap Singh, chief of the Metropolitan Crime Division, said. Singh said that they also held discussions with psychiatrists before requesting the court for permission to ban the game.last_img read more