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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

  • AB de Villiers smashes century record

    first_img18 January 2015South African batsman AB de Villiers wrote his name indelibly into cricket’s history books when he produced one of ODI’s greatest innings against the West Indies at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on Sunday.De Villiers hit eight fours and 10 sixes to reach his century in just 31 balls, erasing New Zealander Corey Anderson’s previous world best of 36 balls – also against the West Indies. It took the South African just 40 minutes to power to his ton. De Villiers’s lightning half-century came off 16 balls, beating the previous best set by Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya against Pakistan in 1996 by one delivery.“I was on 92 when I realised it was going to be close, but I wasn’t sure how many balls Corey Anderson took to get to his hundred,” Reuters quotes De Villiers as saying at the post-match presentation. “Anyway, I wasn’t going to take my time through the 90s.”“I got really fired up in the changing room and sort of played my knock before I even came out to bat. Aggression was the main thing for me today – I just wanted to go right from the start.”De Villiers enabled the Castle Lager Proteas to post an imposing 439/2, their highest team total in this format – beating the unforgettable 438 for nine achieved in March 2006 against Australia at the same ground.The Proteas scored only four runs short of the record 443 scored by Sri Lanka against the Netherlands.Incredible rateHis second-wicket partnership with Hashim Amla (153 not out) came at the incredible rate of 17.19 runs to the over. It was his 19th ODI century and he finished with 149 off 44 balls (nine fours and 16 sixes – that’s 132 in boundaries). His 16 sixes also equalled the world record number of hits out of the ground by India’s Rohit Sharma.(Image: Twitter/@OfficialCSA)De Villiers’ sequence of runs:4-2-1-1-4-6-4-6-6-0-2-2-leg bye-1-6-6 (brings up 50) 6-4-6-1-4-1-1-0-4-4-0-6-4- 6-6 (brings up 100) 6-leg bye-6-1-6-6-4-6-6-2-2-0-OUTThe West Indies made a game reply, but they always looked outgunned in the batting department to go down by 148 runs, giving the Proteas a handy 2-0 lead in the five- match series.De Villiers would be the first to acknowledge the contribution of openers Amla and Rilee Rossouw, who set the perfect platform with a South African record opening stand of 247 in 38.1 overs, improving on the previous best of 235 by Gary Kirsten and Herschelle Gibbs against India at Kochi in 2000.‘Stands supreme’It hardly mattered where the West Indies bowlers delivered the ball – De Villiers had simply made his mind up where he was going to hit it regardless of line or length. As an exponent of the unorthodox, he stands supreme in the modern game.Amla made his 18th ODI century and went on to bat the full 50 overs, finishing unbeaten on 153 (142 balls, 14 fours). This was a career best, improving on his 150 against England at Southampton in 2012.It was typical of Amla that he got on with the job in his own unassuming style as De Villiers dazzled all those watching.Rossouw’s maiden ODI century (128) came off 115 balls, with 11 fours and two sixes.In spite of being overshadowed by what was to follow, it was the innings of the highest significance looking ahead to the World Cup and one of great encouragement to the Proteas that they have a stand-in of this calibre for Quinton de Kock.Three batsmen, three centuriesAs the cherry on the top this was the first instance of three batsmen scoring centuries in the same limited-overs innings. The first wicket partnership was the sixth highest of all time.The most remarkable thing about this batting performance was that there was certainly a bit in it up front for the quicker bowlers.When the West Indies batted, the early loss of Chris Gayle put them under pressure and they lost two wickets for 63 runs in the mandatory power play overs.In contrast to the earlier batting pyrotechnics, Dale Steyn bowled a remarkable five overs for just 11 runs and the West Indies went into the last 20 overs needing an almost impossible 250 plus for victory.Steyn finished with the outstanding figures of 1/29, while Morne Morkel took the two wickets he needed to reach the landmark of 150.Dwayne Smith made top score for the West Indies of 64 and, on any normal day, their total of 291/7 might have been considered competitive.With Rossouw having ticked one box for the Proteas World Cup campaign, their strategists would also have been delighted to see Farhaan Behardien picking up a wicket and taking two very good catches.The Proteas – and their supporters – wore pink as part of the third-annual Pink Day, an initiative partnering with Momentum, Bidvest and the PinkDrive to raise awareness and support for breast cancer.The scoreboard as supplied by SAPAToss: West IndiesSouth Africa inningsH Amla not out 153R Rossouw c Benn b Taylor 128 (115b, 11×4, 2×6)AB de Villiers c Carter b Russell 149 (44b, 9×4, 16×6)D Miller not out 0Extras: (lb4, w4, nb1) 9Total: (for two wickets) 439 – 50 oversFall of wicket: 1-247 (Rossouw 38.3 ov), 2-439 (De Villiers 49.4)Bowling: Taylor 10-0-95-1 (1w), Holder 9-0-91-0, Benn 10-0-49-0, Russell 10-0-78-1 (2w), Sammy 4-0-26-0, Samuels 3-0-28-0, Smith 4-0-68-0 (1nb, 1w)West Indies inningsD Smith c Duminy b Behardien 64 (65b, 9×4, 1×6)C Gayle c Behardien b Morkel 19 (13b, 2×4, 1×6)L Johnson lbw b Philander 1 (15b)M Samuels c Behardien b Philander 40 (48b, 3×4, 1×6)D Ramdin c Du Plessis b Morkel 57 (55b, 4×4, 1×6)J Carter c sub (Parnell) b Steyn 40 (39b, 3×4, 1×6)A Russell c Miller b Tahir 0 (1b)D Sammy not out 25J Holder not out 21Extras: (b8, lb4, w10, nb2) 24Total: (for seven wickets) 291 — 50 oversFall of wicket: 1-36 (Gayle 4.5ov), 2-63 (Johnson 9.5), 3-122 (Smith 21.2), 4-148 (Samuels 24.6), 5-231 (Carter 36.6), 6-232 (Russell 37.2), 7-253 (Ramdin 41.2) Bowling: Morkel 10-0-43-2 (2nb, 2w), Philander 10-0-69-2 (5w), Steyn 10-0-29-1 (2w), Duminy 4-0-39-0, Tahir 10-0-60-1 (1w), Behardien 6-0-39-1Result: South Africa won by 148 runs.The third ODI will be played in East London on Wednesday.Cricket SA and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

  • Oracle: SQL Server Pricing Model Forces Oracle to Lower Costs

    first_imgIn 2005, in an attempt to compete with free Open Source databases like MySQL and with Microsoft’s lower priced SQL Server, Oracle introduced a free version of their Oracle 10 database, the Oracle 10g Express Edition (XE).Oracle Database XE has full code database functionality but is limited in that it can store only up to 4GB of data, use no more than 1Gig memory, and use only one CPU on the server machine.  Enough limitations to prevent serious consideration from most production environments.  Their targeted audience for the XE version is ‘Open Source Developers’, DBAs needing an environment for testing and training, ISVs who want a startup database to distribute with their application, and students.It’s not clear how much adoption Oracle XE has received.  One thing is clear though –that’s the increasing amount of success that Microsoft is having with SQL Server.  For the past few years Microsoft has been seeing 30 percent revenue growth each quarter in SQL Server sales.  Most of the growth is coming from SMBs and companies outside the US.In a response to the competition, Oracle has cut pricing on multicore servers.  Oracle’s new pricing mirrors that of Microsoft, charging per processor socket count rather than per processor core count.  The change could result in as much as an 87 percent savings.An example is a customer running Oracle on a four quadcore processor.  Previously that customer would have had to buy licenses for all 16 cores that may have cost as much as $480,000.  Under the new pricing, the cost could drop to $60,000.Rapid changes in hardware technologies are causing many vendors to readjust their price lists.  Both AMD and Intel are gearing up production of quad-core chips over the coming months, so pricing structures around multicore are becoming more important.This is the third time in the last two years that Oracle has made a pricing adjustment because of changes in server hardware capabilities.last_img read more

  • Readiness: Preparing for Journeys Ahead

    first_imgPicture taken by Christopher Plein, member of the MFLN Military Caregiving concentration. Return to article. Long DescriptionWritten by: Christopher Plein, Ph.D. West Virginia University & MFLN Military Caregiving ConcentrationThe summer is coming to an end.  It’s always a bittersweet time for me.  As a professor, I am fortunate to have some free time between semesters to explore and travel.  While I am excited about the start of the new academic year, I also grow nostalgic for recent adventures.  More often than not, these involve hikes through mountains and woods in various places across the United States.This past summer I was able to spend some time hiking in the Rockies.  While these were short treks not far from trailheads and amenities, preparation and readiness were crucial.  Doing so requires an appreciation for both the fixed features of the landscape and those features that are in flux.  In anticipation, I referenced trail maps and guide books and packed my gear.  Once on site, I checked weather reports, and stopped by ranger stations to inquire about current conditions.On the trails, granite outcroppings, loose talus, and steep inclines are constants. They are fixed features in the landscape: here now, in the past, and for the future. Walking through rough terrain reminds you that good boots, plenty of water and power bars are the order of the day. The altitude is also a constant. Hiking above 10,000 feet means that you need to anticipate the effects of thin air on the body.But other conditions are not set in stone — so to speak.  Most of all the weather is changeable.  A late summer snowpack blocks access to familiar trails, forcing alternative routes.  The threat of rain requires different gear than a sunny day.  The risk of late afternoon lightening puts you on alert.  You take along a map, but realize that situational awareness is essential.Family ReadinessHigh altitude hikes over complex terrain and changeable conditions serve as a good metaphor for the experiences of those professionals whose work focuses on assisting military families.  Family readiness is the objective.  As the Department of Defense has noted, this involves, “The state of being prepared to effectively navigate the challenges of daily living experienced in the unique context of military service.”  Doing so requires an appreciation for those fixed features in the landscape, such as long-established practices and policies that make military life distinct.  It also requires an awareness of constantly shifting circumstances and challenges that take form in changes to the way programs and services are delivered and in the way we understand human needs and conditions.Through its many resources and learning opportunities, the Military Families Learning Network is dedicated to military family readiness and support.  A quick survey of the network’s many webinars, podcasts, blogs, and videos provide a deep reservoir of knowledge and information to draw from. I am especially excited about the MFLN’s upcoming Virtual Conference that is organized around the theme of “Relationships for Readiness.”  This free, three day virtual conference starts on September 17 and continues through September 19, 2019.  Through virtual presentations, panel discussions, and opportunities for participant interaction, the conference will focus not only on the fixed features of the military family readiness system, but also on new issues and emerging practices in the field.Our journeys are best when we are prepared to encounter that which is known and that which is uncertain. Be it on a high mountain hike, or navigating the complexities of helping families help themselves, readiness is key.last_img read more

  • Need to Blur a Face in Premiere Pro? Here’s How You Do It

    first_imgIn this video tutorial, learn how you can obscure your subject’s identity in Adobe Premiere Pro by using the mosaic effect.Cover image via Shutterstock.If you’ve worked in television or documentaries long enough, you’ve probably had to blur out a face once or twice. Maybe you don’t have a release form, or you want to protect someone’s identity from being exposed. Whatever the case may be, adding a mosaic to a person’s face in Premiere Pro is quick and easy. Premiere’s mosaic effect comes with user-friendly tools that will allow you to easily apply a mosaic to a moving face in just a few minutes. Let’s take a look at how we can do this. Step 1 — Add the Mosaic EffectFirst I need to apply the mosaic effect to my clip. This effect allows me to add horizontal and vertical blocks to my image. I can add keyframes to both of these attributes, and there’s an option to sharpen the colors of my mosaic. Also, as with most effects in Premiere Pro, there is a mask tool inside the mosaic effect. Now that I have applied the effect, it’s time to add a mask to our subject.Step 2 — Create a MaskThere are several different ways to add a mask with the mosaic effect. I can quickly create an ellipse or 4-point polygon mask, or I can use the pen tool to create a custom path. Since I’m masking a face, the ellipse tool will work just fine. Once I click the ellipse mask tool, I’ll position the mask over my subject’s face. Next, I need to track the mask to my subject’s face as she walks through the scene.Step 3 — Track Mask PathWhen tracking a mask path, there are three tracking methods from which to choose:PositionPosition and RotationPosition, Rotation, and ScaleSince my subject is moving toward the camera, I’ll leave the tracking method on the default Position, Rotation, and Scale method. I can track the mask forward or backward, frame by frame or with standard playback. It’s best to start the track when your subject is closer to the camera. Once the track is complete, I should be able to see keyframes on my mask path attribute.Step 4 — Fine-TuneAs long as my track was successful, I should now have a mosaic applied to the subject’s face. For the final step, I can fine-tune the effect. There’s a variety of different things I can do to fine-tune the effect, including adjusting the mask expansion, the mask feather, and the number of horizontal and vertical blocks. Again, since my subject is moving toward the camera, I can add keyframes to any of these attributes to have them change as the subject approaches.And there you have it. In just a few minutes, I’ve created a mosaic that follows my subject as she moves through the scene.Looking for more Premiere Pro tips? Check out these articles:How to Read Lumetri Scopes in Adobe Premiere ProShutterstock’s Free Plugin Brings 8 Million+ Clips to Premiere Pro15 FREE Camera Shake Presets for After Effects and Premiere ProImprove Your Edits with Better Audio in Premiere ProColor Grading: How to Change the Seasons in Premiere Prolast_img read more