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  • Defending champs Milex Eagles post first round win

    first_imgKINGSTON:Defending champions, the Milex Eagles, got off to a winning start in 2016 KPMG Squash League which kicked off on Tuesday at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston.The tournament will see 16 teams vying for top honours. However, the competition’s handicap format adds an element of unpredictability to the proceedings as it creates a level playing field among players, regardless of experience and skill levels.Milex Eagles look like a good bet for two in a row as they beat Lemons Aide 3-0 in the first round of play. The team now includes two decorated junior champions; All Jamaica Under-17 Boys Champion, Tahjia Lumley who beat Don Nemhard 20/21, 21/18, 21/17, 21/18; and Caribbean Under-19 Girls Champion, Akelia Wiltshire from Guyana, who defeated Raymond Donaldson 21/17, 17/21, 21/19, 21/19. Alex Jordan sealed the deal for the Eagles when she beat Stewart Maxwell 21/12, 21/18, 23/20.In contrast, the Transformers, another highly touted team, had a rocky start losing 0-2 to Lemons Black & Tan. Former All Jamaica Ladies Champion, Alyssa Mullings, was beaten 21/19, 18/21, 20/22, 21/12, 15/21 by veteran Bobby Vaughan and rising star Mia Lake went down 19/21, 21/19, 9/21, 20/23 to Anthony Ayoub.New entrants, Levy Tax headlined by 13-time All Jamaica Men’s Champion, Wayne Burrowes, beat UTech Saints 2-1. Burrowes beat Mario O’Connor 11/21, 21/19, 21/18, 21/19 to give his team the lead; then Luke Roberts followed on by defeating Mike Fennel 21/17, 21/13, 21/11. Sebastian Levy lost to Sean Flynn 21/10, 21/11, 21/6; but Levy Tax had already secured the overall win.Similarly, debutantes, the Dream Team beat the Screaming Eagles 2-1. Nicholas Benjamin beat Stewart Murray 21/11, 17/21, 19/21, 21/9, 21/19 to put the Dream Team ahead but then Shane Murray beat Richard Ardito 21/16, 23/21, 21/14. However, Adam Ardito defeated Rajeev Venugopal 21/20,23/20, 21/14 and the Dream Team emerged victorious.The tournament, which will also enjoys support from associate sponsors, JN General Insurance, is scheduled to run for eight weeks. The first stage will feature round robin matches in groups of four, and the top two teams from each group will advance to the quarter-finals.last_img read more

  • Those Clowns at the Senate

    first_imgThe Editor,Youth unemployment is a major threat to the peace and stability of our country, but yet those clowns in the senate are busy passing a legislation that would kill jobs for our young people. How dumb is that?? (Re “Decent Work Bill Sails at the Senate”)This so called Decent Work Bill, setting the minimum wage at US$3.50 a day for domestic workers and US$5.50 for other skilled workers, is nothing but a job killer!By the way, I’d like to know how our senators arrived at those numbers (US$3.50 and $5.50). Did they use some sophisticated math equation? Or was it divine revelation, or the average price of Senator Ninny Karnga-Lawrence’s bad hair perm? Regardless of how they got those numbers ($3.50 and $5.50), the Decent Work Bill should be renamed the Harmful Work Bill because it harms our youths!The law of demand (economics) tells you that, the higher the price of something, the less people will take it, and the lower the price, the more people will take it. It applies to EVERYTHING, including the labor wages for low skilled workers (mostly young people)! There are no known exceptions to the law of demand!So why did our economically illiterate senators take upon themselves to pass a bill that would increase the wage of a maid from US$50 per month (current market rate) to US$70 per month??Because, according to the Bill, it would give economically vulnerable Liberians the ability to exercise “their rights at work”. Really…. can someone tell me “what are their rights at work”?? Where is Senator Ninny Karnga-Lawrence when you need her?Hey Senator, exactly what part of the Constitution gives the legislature the “right (s)” to force one Liberian (employer) to pay another Liberian (employee) more than what he or she worth? Please..there is no such “right (s)” in the Constitution!Look. If someone offers you a job, at U$50 a month, to provide maid services for him or her, and you think your maid service is WORTH more than that ($50 a month), you don’t have to take the damn job. I repeat: You. Don’t. Have. To. Take. The. Damn. Job. You’re free to go find someone who’s willing to pay you US$70 or more. I’m sure Senator Ninny Karnga Lawrence and her colleagues (13 senators) will be more than happy to you more than that!But what do you think will happen after this Decent Work Bill becomes law and forces ALL employers to pay their domestic workers US$70, instead of US$50? Do you think they will still have a job? Don’t bet your rent money on it…Why?Because most employers, like normal people, are responsive to changes in price. Higher labor costs will cause many of them to lay off their domestic workers!But hey, don’t worry. As the price of maid services jumps from US$50 to US$70!, and people start laying off their maids, Senator Ninny Kargar-Lawrence and her colleagues (13 senators) will take another 5 years to pass another legislation prohibiting people from laying off their nannies!!! It’d called the Nanny Must Work Bill..How cool is that?In the meantime, can Senator Ninny Karngar-Lawrence tell me what will happen to those ALL low skilled workers (domestic workers) who will lose their job because they’ve become too expensive for their employers??Oh, one more question, Senator: Which one is better, a job at US$50 per month or NO job at US$70 per month? Simple math here, Senator. Pick one. Oh wait, I forgot, math is not her area!!!It is not rocket science to conclude that when prices rise, people adjust their behavior by purchasing less. So when the cost (wages) of hiring low-skilled Liberians go up, jobs are lost! Don’t be surprised if you see more and more young hoodlums roaming the streets, after this Decent Work Bill become law!This decent Work Bill is not only economically disastrous, but it’s also disastrous for our democracy!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Sharks lose fifth straight game in Anaheim

    first_imgANAHEIM, Calif. — Jakob Silfverberg scored just 38 seconds into overtime to extend the Sharks losing streak to five games.Logan Couture returned from flu-like symptoms on Friday, but it wasn’t enough to get the Sharks back in the win column as they completed a two-game road trip to Southern California with a winless record, dropping a 4-3 decision to the Anaheim Ducks.By earning a single point, the Sharks moved to within four points of the Calgary Flames for first place in the Western …last_img read more

  • Athletics put up season-high 19 runs in win over Royals

    first_imgKANSAS CITY — The A’s took out frustrations from a two-loss series against their cross-Bay rivals and channeled it into a season-high 19-run, 22-hit, four- home run bonanza in a 19-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday.“Doesn’t matter how we win,” Marcus Semien said. “We just want to win.”Though the near-four-hour win seemed about over by the fourth inning, the big picture still stands relevant: The A’s are now tied with Tampa Bay for the second American League Wild Card, a half game …last_img read more

  • Unleash the Power of the Premiere Pro Project Panel

    first_imgStaying organized is key for becoming a faster and more efficient editor. Here are a few ways to customize your Premiere Pro Project panel for your specific project.A lot of video editors don’t realize the power of the Premiere Pro Project panel. There are obvious workflow benefits and opportunities to streamline the editing process that come with organization and utilizing metadata. All of this organization and streamlining takes place in the Project panel.The Project PanelThe Project panel is the heart of your video project. It’s where all of your media assets reside. Graphics, video clips, audio — Adobe Premiere Pro is known for its ability to cater to a wide range of file types. You can view your assets in two different view modes: List or Icon. While in List View, the Project panel displays a row of columns containing information about each media asset. This information is the metadata.Don’t let the word metadata scare you away — it’s simply the information included with a media asset that gives detailed information about that particular file. It’s data about data. Metadata can include a very wide array of information, including the date the file was created, the camera used to create the image, the lens used, exposure settings, etc.These metadata columns in the Project panel can be customized through the Metadata Display window. You access this window by control-clicking one of the columns, or by simply going to the Project panel dropdown menu. Once you’re in the Metadata Display window, you’ll see just how much information can be displayed with an asset. The Premiere Pro Project Metadata section alone has 40+ properties for you to choose from.A Real World Example of Using Metadata to Organize Your WorkflowEvery so often I shoot and edit video content for submission to a stock house like Shutterstock. This includes shooting a variety of takes of the same subject matter, often in slightly different angles and setups. I name the clips with a short and simple description and number. In Premiere, I load up my clips in the source monitor for review and then place them in a timeline to prepare them for export, one clip at a time.In the beginning, I found myself looking back over into the Project panel, occasionally wondering which clips I had already prepped. If I took a break and came back to the project later, I would have to look through my sequences and find the last clip I had prepped for export. I needed a faster and more efficient way to see which clips were finished and which ones still needed to be prepped and exported. I created a Bin labeled ‘Exported,’ but it was still a bit clunky.To speed up the process, I added several metadata columns to my Project panel. Using the Metadata Display window, I added three columns: Video Usage, Good, and Label. The possibilities for customization are really limitless when it comes to organizing and streamlining via metadata in the Premiere Pro Project panel. I suggest you open up the Metadata Display window in your Project panel and poke around. You’ll streamline your workflow before you know it!How do you use the Premiere Pro project panel to keep your projects organized? Share in the comments below. Video Usage: As the name entails, Video Usage allows you to see if a clip has been used somewhere within your project. It will show you where and on what sequence the clip is being used, right down to the timecode. You can click and launch that sequence straight from the column. AMAZING.Good: This is a nothing more than a checkbox. By dragging this column next to my clip names, it allows me to quickly check off and see which clips I have used. As soon as I’m finished with a clip, I can check it as Good.Label: This is a simple color. Premiere offers you eight different color options. You can group your clips by color to help keep yourself organized.As you can see in the image above, I can use just one or all of these metadata columns to keep my project organized and help speed up my workflow. And I’m sure there are additional columns I could use to help speed things up, since there are 1,000 different ways to do the same thing within Premiere. You just have to find what works best for you.Now that I’ve customized the columns in my Project panel, I can save the layout by right clicking on any of the metadata columns and selecting ‘Metadata Display.’ This way, if I find myself jumping around between different types of productions, I can have several metadata display presets available for quick access.And finally, if you can’t find a metadata property that you like, you can create your own! Simply click on Add Property and you’ll see that you have four different flavors from which to choose:Integer: a whole numberReal: any number including decimals. (Quick Note: You can do real math equations by clicking into the number.)Text: a blank text box for editing.Boolean: a checkbox.last_img read more

  • 2nd Test: Babar Azam, Harris Sohail centuries put Pakistan in control vs New Zealand

    first_imgPakistan’s top-order batsmen Haris Sohail and Babar Azam struck contrasting centuries as they took control of the second Test against New Zealand on day two in Dubai on Sunday.Resuming on their overnight total of 207/4, Pakistan ground down the Kiwi attack, with Sohail scoring 147 and Azam 127 not out before they declared their first innings on 418/5.New Zealand were 24/0 after nine overs at the close of play, with opening batsmen Jeet Raval (17) and Tom Latham (5) at the crease.The visitors are still 394 runs behind Pakistan but will fancy their chances of amassing a decent score on a Dubai International Cricket Stadium pitch that has progressively improved for batting.Sohail, who had played patiently to reach 81 on Saturday, continued his innings in a similar manner to bring up only his second Test century in 309 balls.Test match century number two for Haris Sohail #PAKvNZ Live: https://t.co/XjNvpergqL pic.twitter.com/BrQlgdHEMgPCB Official (@TheRealPCB) November 25, 2018The left-hander frustrated the Kiwi bowlers with his tight defence, combining with the more aggressive Azam to stitch together a 186-run stand for the fifth wicket.Sohail fell shortly after the tea break, caught by wicketkeeper BJ Watling while chasing a delivery from pace bowler Trent Boult, to leave Pakistan at 360/5.Azam, who was on 99, reached his maiden Test ton with a flick off his pads in the same over.Well done boysLatham & Raval make it to stumps on day two at 24-0 in reply to Pakistan’s 418-5. Tough Test toil this!Card | https://t.co/fwkgkaF2JC #PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/k9ndGvk8MFadvertisementBLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 25, 2018The highly-rated 24-year-old looked set to push on in the company of skipper Sarfraz Ahmed (30 not out) before Pakistan declared their innings abruptly.Ahmed then deployed five bowlers in nine overs in a bid to knock off a few Kiwi wickets, but bad light resulted in a premature end to the day.New Zealand won the opening Test in Abu Dhabi by four runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series. The teams will return to the same venue for the final match from Dec. 3-7.last_img read more

  • Stars Sign Toys For Charity Auction

    first_img Pricilla collectables signed by Jason Donovan Freshman guitar signed by McBusted A whole host of stars have signed toys for a new charity auction on Sellebrity.org.uk.Some of the lots going under the hammer include: Freshman guitar signed by McFly and 23 more auctions.Auctions are now live for bids and all end on 2nd March 2014 at www.sellebrity.org.uk.Proceeds from the auctions go to The TOY Project. The TOY project provides basic support tools for children across the UK who have lost a family member or friend. These could be toys to use in play therapy to help children open up about their feelings or simply a teddy bear to comfort them at night. In addition to their work with bereaved children they provide toys to children in hospices and hospitals.Jane Garfield from TheTOYProject said, “We hope, with the money raised, to buy specific toys for child bereavement centres nationwide. Each celebrity and buyer of their toy will know exactly what they have bought and where it has gone. Everyone likes to know exactly how they have helped and where their money was spent and that is our aim – always!”Other stars taking part in the auction include Robert Lindsay, Samantha Bond, Hugh Bonneville, Union J, and Russell Grant. Kitchen signed by Gok Wan Money box signed by Boy George Karaoke machine signed by Melanie Clast_img read more