Over in Premiere Pro, all you have to do is add the “Lumetri” effect to your clip (or adjustment layer). You’ll be promtped to choose a look. You can find the looks in ~/Documents/Adobe/SpeedGrade/7.0/Settings/Looks: Voilà…there you go! An easy to use vignette filter right in Premiere! Of course you can use this for any look you create, but saving a preset of just a vignette fills a big gap in Premiere’s effects and gives you a tool made exactly to your specifications. Then save the look. You can even give it a custom name (which is probably a good idea): Use the Lumetri Deep Color Engine to create a custom vignette filter in SpeedGrade you can use in Premiere!One of the cool new features of the SpeedGrade and Premiere Pro CC is the ability to save looks in SpeedGrade and use them directly in Premiere. While you can use this for any look you save, it’s particulary handy to fill a gap in your effects toolbox in Premiere: Vignettes.By default, Premiere Pro doesn’t come with a vignette effect, and there’s not really an easy way to create one in Premiere unless you find/buy a third party plugin (or get busy with mattes). But using SpeedGrade, you can create your own custom vignette exactly the way you like it, then use it over and over directly in Premiere!Let’s start off in Adobe SpeedGrade. We’ll be using this shot for the example:Twirl out the mask settings using the disclosure triangle on the right. There is a “vignette” preset, but I prefer a slightly different shape, so we’ll start with the default circle mask preset: I usually adjust the softness and aspect first, using the on-screen widget. I preferred the shape below:After that, scale up the mask using the widget. I wanted the edge of the feather just outside of the image area:Before you make any color color adjustments, you need to set the matte to “outside” the mask:Now just adjust the color settings to taste:
Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now If you want to win your dream clients, you have to nurture those relationships over time. You have to make the deposits that make you known and that make you known as a value creator. Here are 5 rules to help you nurture your dream clients without making the mistakes most sales organizations and salespeople make.It must come from you: I love marketing. But if something shows up in your dream client’s inbox from marketing—even if it has your name on it—it is spam. You are the one nurturing the relationship, so any deposit in that relationship must necessarily come from you. Later, you are going to ask for their time, and you are going to be the one they work with. You do the nurturing.It must not be behind the wall: Let’s say you have some killer piece of content your dream client might benefit from reading and implementing in their business. If you send a link to that content that requires them to enter their name, email address, and phone number in order to download it, you are not nurturing the relationship. Send them the white paper, case study, or idea directly.It must contain a personal note: If the note you send was written by marketing and intended to be used on every email, it is not nurturing. You have to send your communication with a personal note from you, and it’s even more powerful if you know something about your dream client that you can include. Without the personal note, we’re back to spam.It must contain an actionable, valuable idea: This is where some people get a little cross with me. If you send something to your dream client with the intention of making a deposit in your relationship, it has to be something of value. You have to be prepared to share a valuable idea, even though your dream client may use that idea without hiring you. If you want to be know as a value creator, you have to have and a share valuable ideas. Nothing less will do.It must not contain an ask: If you are making a deposit in the relationship, make it. But don’t also attempt to make a withdrawal at the same time. It goes like this: Deposit. Deposit. Deposit. Withdrawal. When you are nurturing, nurture. When you are asking, ask! This post was written as part of the IBM for Midsize Business program, which provides midsize businesses with the tools, expertise and solutions they need to become engines of a smarter planet.
Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now The likelihood of winning a deal is inversely related to the number of days you have been working it.Your ability to acquire a meeting is a measurement of the imbalance between the time your client gives up in exchange for the value you create.Every “no” moves you closer to a “yes,” to the degree that you are willing to change your approach, learn from the feedback you receive, and persist over time.Your choice of medium for difficult conversations is a projection of how confident you are in your ability to create value for your client.The most difficult clients to win are the easiest to retain.The percentage of the first ten minutes you spend in your first sales conversation focused on providing proof that your company and products are worth buying, the lower the odds of you selling those same products.The greater your client weighs your pricing as the determining factor for a decision to buy from you, the shorter the time they will be your client. When this isn’t true, you will retain the client but regret having acquired them.The more discovery questions you ask on a cold call, the more you eliminate the possibility of obtaining a meeting.Learn Anthony’s core strategies & tactics for sales success at any level with The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever NeedThe worst time to win a client is the first time they make a low frequency, high significance decision. The third time they make the decision is the best time to win them. Having been disappointed and having confronted the reality, they are educated enough to be retained.The prospect who ceaselessly complains about your competitor is likely to be as big a nightmare for you as they are your competitor.A contact that displays low moral intelligence throughout the sales process will expect you to be complicit in their bad decisions after they sign your contract.The longer you effectively nurture a client, the closer you are to an opportunity. The loyalty they show your competitor is the loyalty they will extend to you.The more you perceive the grass being greener somewhere else, the more weeds you will become exposed to once you walk across the street.Your odds of keeping a client after making a mistake is proportional to the time it takes you to respond multiplied by the leadership you exercised multiplied by the time it takes to execute divided by how much you try to blame external factors.
Pulwama, home district of slain Hizbul Mujahideen “commander” Sameer Bhat, alias Tiger, remained tense for the fifth day on Friday, as the video of Monday’s encounter that led to his death, went viral online.The one-minute video, shot from a vehicle of the security forces, shows the last moments of the operation. Jubilant Army men are seen shouting “Sameer agayee (Sameer has come)” as a person climbs on top of a concrete slab after the house is set on fire. The militant is seen opening fire as the Army retaliates, resulting in his death. Challenge to officerA day ahead of Monday’s operation, Sameer Tiger had released a video daring a Major to take him on in a one-on-one encounter. Within 24 hours, the Major was injured in the operation as his unit zeroed in on the militant at his native village of Drabgam in Pulwama on Monday.Tension gripped Drubgam again on Thursday night after the police picked up nine local youth. The youth, the police said, were planning to stick Bhat’s posters on Friday. A police official said clashes broke out in the night as security forces were looking for “incriminating posters”.Local people said the security forces pulled down posters of Sameer Tiger to prevent any tribute from local youth on the first Friday following his death.DSP’s house ‘attacked’In a separate incident, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Nisar Ahmed Bakshi, alleged his house was “attacked by security forces for the eighth time on Wednesday afternoon following a law and order situation fuelled a gunfight in Shopian on Wednesday”.The officer posted nine photos of broken windows and the shattered windscreen of cars on his Facebook, which went viral in the Valley.Mr. Bakhsi, a resident of Nai Basti in Anantnag, said windows of his house, windscreens of a few cars, a broken scooter and a bike were the result of “security forces’ action”.“Vandalism by the security forces at K.P. Road Anantnag. Property worth lacs including windows and windowpanes of my residential house damaged. Houses, vehicles and shops smashed by rods and rocks. This is for the 8th time since 2008 that my residential house has been damaged in such a way,” reads the post.The police have refused to comment on the issue.
The controversy, which came about after some people linked education to the hyper-politics of religion and caste, could not be justified in any manner, Ms. Mayawati said in a series of tweets in Hindi.The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said the appointment of Mr. Khan, “a suitable and learned Muslim Sanskrit scholar,” as a teacher in the BHU would be considered as giving the proper patronage to talent.“In this regard, nobody should be allowed do anything which is demoralising [for Mr. Khan]. It will be better if the government pays immediate and proper attention to it,” she said.Also Read Support for Muslim professor at BHU Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Thursday came out in support of Muslim assistant professor in the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Feroze Khan, who has been unable to discharge his duties due to protests by some students against his appointment.She said the wavering stance of the government and the varsity administration was “unnecessarily fuelling” the issue.Also Read Protest against ‘Muslim’ faculty continues in BHU A group of students on Wednesday evening led a solidarity march in the BHU in support of Mr. Khan.Under the banner of the Joint Action Commitee, BHU, a common platform for non-ABVP student groups, the students held up banners and placards declaring their support for Mr. Khan, who has left for his native place in Rajasthan due to personal reasons amid speculation that he was not on the campus due to security concerns.BHU appeals again to studentsThe BHU administration once again appealed to the protesting students to call off their dharna. It held several rounds of talks with them on Wednesday evening. Vice-Chancellor (VC) Rakesh Bhatnagar, faculty deans, heads of departments, senior officials and teachers were present in the meetings.The VC told the protesting students that “the prolonged dharna and the closure of the faculty for so many days have made students suffer a lot,” a university spokesperson said.Semester exams were about to begin and students should cooperate in ensuring the smooth conduct of classes in the faculty, the VC told the students who have been on a dharna since November 7 opposing the appointment of Mr. Khan in the Sahitya department of the Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vijnan Faculty of the Central varsity.
Defending champions Chennai Super Kings’ unbeaten winning streak at home this season will be under threat when they take on Deccan Chargers in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Chennai on Sunday.The crucial clash at the MA Chidambaram Stadium provides the visiting team the chance to go level on points with Chennai while victory will see the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led champions record their fourth successive win at home this season.Chennai’s campaign has been kept on course by their three home wins and they will be keen to keep the run going but Deccan too are high on confidence after their recent big win over Kochi Tuskers Kerala.The match is set to be a battle of wits between the might of Chennai’s batting and the rejuvenated bowling attack of the Chargers.Dhoni’s men, though good players of spin, will also be wary of the threat posed by Amit Mishra, who has sneaked up on the wickettaker’s list to go joint second with nine scalps amid all the underperformance around him.Deccan will look to pries open Chennai’s Indo- Aussie opening pair of Murali Vijay and Michael Hussey. Vijay has looked solid, but has failed to keep his head and thrown his wicket away more often than not even as Hussey has lent assurance and order to the line- up. But the danger man will be home boy S Badrinath, who is in splendid form and, with three half centuries, is the team’s leading scorer in IPL 4.Dhoni is uncharacteristically struggling for runs as is Suresh Raina, the franchise’s highest rungetter in their three- season history.advertisementThe visitors’ batting, in which only skipper Kumar Sangakkara has consistently made runs, will be severely put under pressure by the bowling of Australian pacer Doug Bollinger, local boy Ashwin and the right- arm medium pace of Albie Morkel.Meanwhile Chargers vice- captain Cameron White feels his side can topple Chennai if they combine their batting and bowling units effectively.” We haven’t won two games in row but tomorrow is a good opportunity to do that. We lost Kochi the other day and hopefully, we can start to go on a bit a run,” he said. (With inputs from PTI)
DefinitionEye emergencies include cuts, scratches, objects in the eye, burns, chemical exposure, and blunt injuries to the eye or eyelid. Certain eye infections and other medical conditions, such as blood clots or glaucoma, may also need prompt medical care. Since the eye is easily damaged, any of these conditions can lead to vision loss if untreated.ConsiderationsIt is important to get medical attention for all major eye or eyelid injuries and problems. Eye problems (such as a painful red eye) that are not due to injury still need urgent medical attention.Causes A black eye is usually caused by direct trauma to the eye or face. The bruise is caused by bleeding under the skin. The tissue around the eye turns black and blue, gradually becoming purple, green, and yellow over several days. The abnormal color disappears within 2 weeks. Swelling of the eyelid and tissue around the eye may also occur.Certain types of skull fractures can cause bruising around the eyes, even without direct injury to the eye.Sometimes, serious damage to the eye itself occurs from the pressure of a swollen eyelid or face. A hyphema is blood in the front area of the eye. Trauma is a common cause and is often due to a direct hit to the eye from a ball.Chemical injuriesA chemical injury to the eye can be caused by a work-related accident. It can also be caused by common household products, such as cleaning solutions, garden chemicals, solvents, or many other types of chemicals. Fumes and aerosols can also cause chemical burns.With acid burns, the haze on the cornea often clears and there is a good chance of recovery.Alkaline substances — such as lime, lye, drain cleaners, and sodium hydroxide found in refrigeration equipment — may cause permanent damage to the cornea.It is important to flush out the eye with clean water or salt water (saline) while seeking urgent medical care.Eyelid and eye cutsadvertisementAn injury to the eyelid may be a sign of severe injury to the eye itself.Foreign object in the eye and corneal injuriesThe cornea is the clear (transparent) tissue covering the front of the eye.Dust, sand, and other debris can easily enter the eye. Persistent pain, sensitivity to light, and redness are signs that treatment is needed.A foreign body in the eye may threaten vision if the object enters the eye itself or damages the cornea or lens. Foreign bodies thrown at high speed by machining, grinding, or hammering metal have the highest risk of injuring the eye.SymptomsDepending on the type of injury, any of the following symptoms may be present:Bleeding or other discharge from or around the eyeBruisingDecreased visionDouble visionEye painHeadacheItchy eyesLoss of vision, total or partial, one eye or bothPupils of unequal sizeRedness — bloodshot appearanceSensation of something in the eyeSensitivity to lightStinging or burning in the eyeFirst AidTake prompt action and follow the steps below if you or someone else has an eye-related injury.SMALL OBJECT ON THE EYE OR EYELIDThe eye will often clear itself of tiny objects, like eyelashes and sand, through blinking and tearing. If not, take these steps:Tell the person not to rub the eye. Wash your hands before examining it.Examine the eye in a well-lighted area. To find the object, have the person look up and down, then from side to side.If you cannot find the object, grasp the lower eyelid and gently pull down on it to look under the lower eyelid. To look under the upper lid, you can place a clean cotton-tipped swab on the outside of the upper lid and gently flip the lid over the cotton swab.If the object is on an eyelid, try to gently flush it out with clean water. If that does not work, try touching a second cotton-tipped swab to the object to remove it.If the object is on the eye, try gently rinsing the eye with clean water. If available, use an eye dropper positioned above the outer corner of the eye. Do not touch the eye itself with the cotton swab.A scratchy feeling or other minor discomfort may continue after removing eyelashes and other tiny objects. This will go away within a day or two. If the person continues to have discomfort or blurred vision, get medical help.OBJECT STUCK OR EMBEDDED IN EYELeave the object in place. Do nottry to remove the object. Do nottouch it or apply any pressure to it.Calm and reassure the person.Wash your hands.Bandage both eyes. If the object is large, place a paper cup or cone over the injured eye and tape it in place. Cover the uninjured eye with gauze or a clean cloth. If the object is small, cover both eyes with a clean cloth or sterile dressing. Even if only one eye is affected, covering both eyes will help prevent eye movement.Get medical help right away. Do not delay.CHEMICALS IN THE EYEadvertisementFlush with cool tap water right away. Turn the persons head so the injured eye is down and to the side. Holding the eyelid open, allow running water from the faucet to flush the eye for 15 minutes.If both eyes are affected, or if the chemicals are also on other parts of the body, have the person take a shower.If the person is wearing contact lenses and the lenses did not flush out from the running water, have the person try to remove the contacts after the flushing procedure.Continue to flush the eye with clean water or saline while seeking urgent medical attention.Seek medical help right away. Do not delay.EYE CUTS, SCRATCHES, OR BLOWSGently apply cold compresses to reduce swelling and help stop bleeding. Do notapply pressure to control bleeding.If blood is pooling in the eye, cover both eyes with a clean cloth or sterile dressing.Seek medical help right away. Do not delay.EYELID CUTSCarefully wash the eye. Place a patch over the eye. If the cut is bleeding, apply gentle pressure with a clean, dry cloth until the bleeding stops.Rinse with water, cover with a clean dressing, and place a cold compress on the dressing to reduce pain and swelling.Seek medical help right away. Do not delay.Do NotDO NOTDo not press or rub an injured eye.Do not remove contact lenses unless rapid swelling is occurring, there is a chemical injury and the contacts did not come out with the water flush, or you cannot get prompt medical help.Do not attempt to remove a foreign body or any object that appears to be embedded in any part of the eye. Get medical help promptly.Do not use cotton swabs, tweezers, or anything else on the eye itself. Cotton swabs should only be used on the eyelid.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalSeek emergency medical care if:There appears to be a scratch, cut, or something has gone into (penetrated) the eyeballAny chemical gets into the eyeThe eye is painful and redNausea or headache occur with the eye pain (this may be a symptom of glaucoma or stroke)There is any change in vision (such as blurred or double vision)There is uncontrollable bleedingPreventionSupervise children carefully. Teach them how to be safe.Always wear protective eye gear when:Using power tools, hammers, or other striking toolsWorking with toxic chemicalsCycling or participating in sports where there is a high likelihood of injury to the eye, such as indoor racket sportsReferencesadvertisement Henley GW. Eye emergencies. In: Wolfson AB, Hendey GW, Ling LJ, Rosen CL, eds. Harwood-Nuss’ Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine. 6th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009:chap 54-61.Sharma R, Brunette DD. Ophthalmology. In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al., eds. Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Mosby; 2009:chap 69.Review Date:5/9/2013Reviewed By:Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.
SHARE The headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO). – Reuters Medical experts want Rio Olympics delayed or moved due to Zika SHARE SHARE EMAIL null COMMENT The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday rejected a call for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved or postponed due to the threat posed by large outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil.Responding to a call from more than 100 leading scientists, who said it would be unethical for the Games to go ahead as scheduled, the United Nations health agency said having the Games in Rio as planned would “not significantly alter” the spread of Zika, which is linked to serious birth defects.“Based on the current assessment of Zika virus circulating in almost 60 countries globally and 39 in the Americas, there is no public health justification for postponing or cancelling the games,” the WHO said in a statement.In a public letter posted online on Friday, around 150 leading public health experts, many of them bioethicists, said the risk of infection from the Zika virus is too high for the Games to go ahead safely.The letter was sent to Margaret Chan, the WHO’s director-general, and said that the Games, due to be held in Rio de Janeiro in August, should be moved to another location or delayed.“An unnecessary risk is posed when 500,000 foreign tourists from all countries attend the Games, potentially acquire that strain, and return home to places where it can become endemic,” the letter said.But the WHO rejected the call, saying Brazil “is one of almost 60 countries and territories” where Zika has been detected and that people continued to travel between these countries and territories for a variety of reasons.“The best way to reduce risk of disease is to follow public health travel advice,” it said.The WHO’s advice is that pregnant women should not travel to areas with ongoing Zika virus transmission, including Rio de Janeiro. It also advises everyone to make all efforts to protect against mosquito bites and to practice safe sex.Zika infection in pregnant women has been shown to be a cause of the birth defect microcephaly and other serious brain abnormalities in babies.The connection between Zika and microcephaly first came to light last fall in Brazil, which has confirmed more than 1,400 cases of microcephaly. × May 28, 2016 sport RELATED health In a public letter posted online, group of 150 public health experts, said the risk of infection from the Zika virus is too high. WHO to weigh Rio Olympics impact on Zika spread COMMENTS Published on The headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO). – Reuters
A los 28 años, Mayweather estaba encabezando su primer PPV vs Arturo Gatti, vendió 350 mil casas generando 16.5 millones de dólares. A los 28 años, Canelo ha firmado un contrato por 365 millones de dólares garantizados por 11 peleas. Al tiempo… #Canelo #Mayweather— Salvador Rodriguez (@ChavaESPN) October 18, 2018 🔫 Floyd Mayweather savaging Canelo Alvarez on Instagram after he signed five-year deal with DAZN worth a minimum of $365million. pic.twitter.com/tGhgOcSODo— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) October 18, 2018 My latest episode which looks at the Canelo deal with DAZN and what it means for Canelo, Golden Boy, DAZN, and fans. I hope you all enjoy! https://t.co/B9p8a1Qmav— Fistianados Podcast (@Fistianadospod) October 18, 2018 A Breakdown of #CaneloAlvarez 10-Fight $365 Million Dollar deal. This has been named the largest deal in sports history. Is Canelo the new Money Team? 👀🤷🏽♂️ #MyMixtapez pic.twitter.com/h7wktt8Hml— My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) October 17, 2018 Advertisement My @F1 weekend so far: I’ve had 4 people think I’m @Canelo and I’ve been asked to take a photo OF @josefnewgarden @AlexanderRossi @michaelandretti and some folks together. Good to be back! 😂 #USGP— Conor Daly (@ConorDaly22) October 20, 2018 Also Read-Boxing: Rocky Fielding says Canelo Alvarez is not big enough to fight at 168lbs .@Canelo’s Resumé 💯-W50 L1 D2 🔥-34 KOs 👊-Former WBC, WBA, WBO, & RING Light Middleweight Champion 🏆-Current WBA, WBC, & RING Middleweight Champion 🏆#DAZNxCanelo pic.twitter.com/qIRoBAyIs4— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) October 17, 2018 Canelo Alvarez will make…$365,000,000 in 5 years$6,083,333 in a month$197,297 in a day$7,556 in an hour$138 in a minute💸😳 (via @Sporf) https://t.co/hAd6O0bW2D— Complex (@Complex) October 18, 2018 You will get the lowdown on @canelo being signed by @DAZN_USA tonight from me on @talkSPORT 9 to midnight but i want to know your views so ping me #askthewarlock and @_John_Ryder_ joins us in the studio …. pic.twitter.com/KzZJYTMoAX— Gareth A Davies (@GarethADaviesDT) October 20, 2018 Sheeeeeeesh! That’s a bar. https://t.co/hcGJ656rh4— kuz (@kylekuzma) October 17, 2018 Fight fan’s dreams come true! Before, it was $70-$80 for PPV-NOW @Canelo is on @DAZN_USA it’s $10 per month and see multiple cards weekly, EVERY WEEK! NOW#LetsGetReadyToRumble ® @MatchroomBoxing @EddieHearn @Frank_1_Smith @GoldenBoyBoxing @makeawar @OscarDeLaHoya https://t.co/nO4fAl2yQ2— Michael Buffer (@Michael_Buffer) October 17, 2018 Thank you!! I’m happy to be part of DAZN 👊🏻 https://t.co/INVbk4Q3qC— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) October 17, 2018 AdvertisementSaul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has signed the most lucrative deal in the history of sports, he has signed a 5-year, 11-fight deal which will net him a minimum of $365 Million on newest sports streaming platform DAZN.It will commence with his move up to super middleweight to challenge secondary world titlist Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York.Alvarez’s deal is the richest athlete contract in sports history, eclipsing the 13-year, $325 million agreement that New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton signed in 2014 when he was with the Miami Marlins.It is also estimated that Canelo Alvarez will make a staggering $120 Million dollars as per profit projection for 2019 according to Sports Center Espanol making him the highest paid athlete in the world.Canelo Alvarez was the talk of the town after signing this lucrative deal.Proyección de ganancias para 2019 💰1- Canelo Álvarez (120 MDD)2- Lionel Messi (111 MDD)3- Cristiano Ronaldo (90 MDD)4- LeBron James (90 MDD)5- Aaron Rodgers (90 MDD) pic.twitter.com/airWIHViNv— Sportscenter en español (@SportsCenter_nt) October 17, 2018 Canelo Alvarez is getting PAID 🤑 pic.twitter.com/4TdGG2FPDz— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) October 17, 2018 Just heard that @EddieHearn has signed @Canelo. Massive signing for @DAZN_USA if true.— Shill Smith (@RealShillSmith) October 17, 2018 A truly massive PPV that would break all previous records would be @FloydMayweather vs @Canelo at 160lb. For all the belts at 160lb, I feel Canelo would win now but my God even at his age he’s still Floyd Mayweather. It would be an exceptional matchup.— Be Real (@BeRealTV) October 20, 2018
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has broken Atletico Madrid hearts and silenced fans of Napoli and Barcelona so few people would be surprised if he cements his reputation on the biggest stage in Saturday’s Champions League final against Juventus.Striking a balance between the glamour of David Beckham and the never-say-die warrior spirit of the late Juanito, central defender Ramos is Madrid’s spiritual leader, a colossal force in both boxes yet also prone to moments of madness.Ramos has threatened to cost his team almost as often as he has saved them, holding the record of 22 red cards at Real, almost double the tally of nearest challenger Fernando Hierro.His tally of dismissals is rarely pored over for long, though, such is his habit of getting Real out of jail.His most famous last-gasp strike was a 93rd minute equaliser in the 2014 Champions League final against Atletico which led to Real’s extra-time triumph, while Sevilla, Barca, Deportivo La Coruna and Real Betis have been his unlucky victims this season.”Ramos represents the values of Real Madrid, the spirit of doing anything to win,” coach Zinedine Zidane has said.”For me those values are commitment, battling and fighting until the last minute. This club has taught me that and as our captain Sergio represents this. He’s a noble player.”SELF CONFIDENCERamos’s self confidence can be traced as far back as 2005 when he signed for a Real Madrid side containing Beckham, Luis Figo and Zidane for 27 million euros ($30.21 million), a record for a Spanish teenager, and said he wanted to captain the club.advertisementEven though he is one of Real’s highest paid players, and has a celebrity girlfriend in television presenter Pilar Rubio, Ramos likes to talk about his humble roots in the working class town of Camas outside Seville.Last month when the Champions League semi-final tie between Real and Atletico was being billed as the haves versus the have nots, Ramos took offence.”It seems like here we have grown up in Beverly Hills,” he said. “Here there are people from humble backgrounds too. The sacrifice you make is what fills you with the desire to win.”Ramos’s thirst for winning is insatiable, and at the Champions League final in Cardiff he will target an 18th major honour for club and country. He also has the chance to become the first player to score in three Champions League finals.The man who has built a reputation for late goals said he would rather have a night free of nerves, however.”We hope we can resolve the game before and that our fans don’t have heart attacks,” he said. “I want to enjoy it and not have to wait so long to win.”
They were inseparable during their eight seasons for the Chennai Super Kings but Suresh Raina will now be plotting Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s downfall when Team Rajkot will face Team Pune in the ninth edition of IPL.Asked about his feelings, Raina said they would be competitive but at the same time would not lack “sportsman spirit” when pitted against his former IPL captain.For the dashing left-hander, familiarity with Rajkot conditions will be an asset.”I am very much familiar with the condition of Rajkot as I have played many matches in junior category like U-16 and U-19,” the 29-year-old left-handed batsman said.When asked about his India and CSK teammate Ravindra Jadeja, who has also been picked up by Rajkot, Raina said,”Jadeja is a local boy. Both of us are familiar with conditions here and we will use this to our advantage”.The next edition of the IPL will be held from April 9 to May 29 with the opening and the final match in Mumbai.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo went up for a dunk a couple minutes into the game and showed his right ankle was just fine.The way that the All-Star forward and the rest of the Milwaukee Bucks finished off the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday may prove to be just as important for a team heading out for an important West Coast road trip.Antetokounmpo returned from a one-game absence with an ankle injury to score 25 points, and the Bucks’ held on after building a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter for a 106-103 win.“We got stops to win the game,” center John Henson said. “We held the ship together, tried to make it as tough as possible on them down the stretch.”The Spurs trailed by 15 points with 8 minutes left before rallying to get within three with 35 seconds left on Pau Gasol’s putback.Eric Bledsoe missed a 3-pointer on the other end for the Bucks. San Antonio rushed down court to get one last shot off, but Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton blocked Dejounte Murray’s 3-point attempt from the right wing with 3.7 seconds left.The loss snapped the Spurs’ six-game winning streak.“Sometimes we opt to just take it when the defense can’t get set and look for a shot,” coach Gregg Popovich said about the final play. “But we didn’t react well to that. Because of that, I probably should have called a timeout.”Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker, right, is defended by San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 25, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)LaMarcus Aldridge scored 34 points for the Spurs. Gasol had 22 on 10-of-15 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds.The Bucks built just enough of a cushion in the third quarter, when they shot 64 percent (16 of 25) and outhustled the Spurs defensively for loose balls and deflections. Bledsoe scored 11 of his 23 points in the third.This was exactly how Bucks coach Joe Prunty wanted his team to finish against a perennial playoff contender before departing on a four-game road swing. Milwaukee is trying to move up from the eighth and final playoff spot in the East with nine games left in the regular season.The Bucks have won two straight after losing two straight.“Now we’re feeling good about ourselves,” Antetokounmpo said. “This road trip is going to be big for us.”TIP INS:Spurs: Popovich praised Prunty for his meticulousness. Prunty got his start in the NBA as a video coordinator for the Spurs, spending nine seasons in San Antonio and eventually being promoted to assistant coach. “He was a real work horse, somebody who understood what I wanted and how to find it,” Popovich said.Bucks: F Jabari Parker returned to the bench after starting one game for the injured Antetokounmpo. He finished with eight points in 18 minutes. … The Bucks outscored the Spurs 27-15 in the first quarter, a rare good start for a team that has not played well to open games in recent weeks.SPURS’ SLOPPY STARTSThe Bucks’ ball movement was crisp for stretches. They played aggressively in the pivotal third against the Spurs’ zone thanks in large part to Bledsoe’s quickness. It was the second straight game the Spurs allowed 41 points in a quarter, tying a season high given up to the Utah Jazz on Friday night.Trailing by 12 points after the first quarter, the Spurs held the Bucks to 1-of-10 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc during the period and tied the game at 47-all at halftime.“A couple of those runs, we couldn’t weather the storm, we gave them a head-start in the first and third quarter,” guard Patty Mills said.GIANNIS’ ANKLEAntetokounmpo said he wasn’t 100 percent, but still felt good enough to record his 37th double-double of the season after grabbing 10 rebounds.UP NEXTSpurs: Visit the Washington Wizards on Tuesday.Bucks: Begin a four-game trip against Western Conference teams by visiting the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.___For more NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball—By GENARO C. ARMAS , AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
Jakarta, Aug 20 (PTI) Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President Shaikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah said that India will get to host a third Asian Games if the country shows interest. India hosted the first ever Asian Games in New Delhi in 1951 and then again in the same city in 1982. Since then, Commonwealth Games in 2010, remains the only multi-sport event that India has hosted. IOA had made an effort to host the 2014 edition but lost out to Korean city of Incheon. “India did not bid for the Games for a long time. The last time they bid, they lost to Incheon. They did not show interest to host the Games. If they request, there is a normal procedure. We know the capability of India. It has hosted two Games for us and whenever they are ready, we will be ready,” Shaikh Ahmed told reporters. The OCA President said perhaps IOA is careful after the corruption-hit Commonwealth Games in Delhi. “Especially, after the CWG, (maybe) they want to make sure that the next Games will be very good. Whenever there is a request by Delhi or Bombay or any other capable city, they are most welcome. India is the Greece of Asia,” he said. Ahmad’s Greece reference came since Greece had hosted the first ever Summer Olympics in 1896 in Athens while Delhi hosted first ever Asiad. The IOA is keen to bid for 2030 Asian Games and 2032 Olympics. PTI AT KHSKHS
Ohio State moved to 8-1 with a victory over Nebraska on Saturday, but it wasn’t as easy as most Buckeyes fans were hoping. The Cornhuskers, now just 2-7 on the season, actually held the lead at halftime and had a chance late to escape the Horseshoe with a victory.Former ESPN college football analyst Mark May was watching, and predictably has a message for Ohio State fans. Of course, it’s sarcastic.May, a known Ohio State troll, jokingly congratulated the Buckeyes on their victory. For those wondering, yes, he meant “dominant” – not “dominate.”Here’s the tweet, in all its glory.Congrats to the juggernaut Buckeyes on their dominate victory.. 36-31 over 2-6 now 2-7 Nebraska. Impressive. HA!— Mark May (@mark_may) November 3, 2018May, despite not being on television anymore, keeps finding ways to troll Ohio State fans. It’s what he does best.Ohio State, with the win, remains in control of its own destiny regarding the Big Ten and the College Football Playoff. There’s a looming matchup with Michigan in the final week of the season.
zoom Hutchison Ports has inked a 25-year concession agreement to develop and operate a container terminal at Saqr Port in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), located in the northern part of United Arab Emirates (UAE).As informed, the terminal will operate under the name Hutchison Ports RAK.Hutchison Ports RAK is a four-berth, 350,000-TEU facility featuring an 800-meter-long quay with a depth of 12 meters, in addition to a 20-hectare yard.“We are excited to have the opportunity to invest in and operate a container terminal facility that is situated in a gateway location… Companies can now take advantage of a less congested and more sustainable multimodal shipping route to Jebel Ali and beyond,” Eric IP, Group Managing Director at Hutchison Ports, commented.Shippers in RAK are expected to benefit from the region’s central location on the East-West trade lanes, which could receive a boost in traffic from recovering global trade and from China’s continent-spanning Belt and Road Initiative.
New Delhi: Chefs to take care of their taste buds and travelling days in advance to ensure better acclimatisation — the Indian boxers’ stupendous Asian Championship medal haul has prompted the national federation to think of some fresh ways to aid their Olympic preparations. The Indian boxers logged in their best performance at the tournament, fetching 13 medals including two gold, four silver and seven bronze. The men picked up seven medals, while the women managed six. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuThe Boxing Federation of India (BFI) is expectedly buoyed by the show and its President Ajay Singh said the target now is to repeat some of it at the Tokyo Games next year. The qualifying process for that will get underway at the world championships in September. “We will do our best at BFI to make sure you guys are really well prepared for the Olympics. We will leave no stone unturned. We will provide everything starting from guidance, coaches, nutrition to make sure you are at your best in Tokyo,” Singh said at an event to felicitate the medal winners. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersFood has been an issue for Indian athletes travelling abroad besides the struggle to acclimatise with the change in temperatures. “Acclimatisation is always an issue. So all the boxers who will go for the Olympics, will travel 10 days ahead of schedule,” he said. “If there is a problem with the food you guys get, like in this Asian Championship, we are happy to send chefs with you. If that is the problem we will try and address that as well,” Singh said. Talking about the performance at the Asian Championship Singh said it augurs well for the sport. “It’s India’s best performance ever in the Asian Championship. Thirteen medals makes India the country with the most medals. Overall, we came third and in terms of points AIBA gives, we were second. “Asia is extremely important in the world of boxing, the leading boxers in the world are from Asian countries. To do so well in this tournament is great credit to all our boxers and coaches,” Singh said. Indian boxers produced some commendable performances in the tournament. Asian Games champion Amit Panghal (52kg) defeated Olympic gold and bronze medallists en route another top finish. Pooja Rani (81kg), who also won gold, defeated current World Champion Wang Lina in the final. While Nikhat Zareen (51kg) and Kavinder Bisht (56kg) also got the better of world champions. “We had a string of victories that were just stunning. Sarita (won the 60kg bronze at 37) showed that age means nothing at all. Several of our boxers defeated world champions. “I know for a fact that two of our silver medals — Deepak and Kavinder’s — ought to have been gold. We need to work towards making sure that bouts like that result in our favour.”
The one benefit to the downpours will be to help erase the slight rainfall deficit that southeastern India ended the monsoon with. Drier-than-normal conditions then persisted into October. The combination of warm waters and a lack of strong wind shear could allow the low to develop into a tropical depression or weak cyclone (the equivalent of a minimal tropical storm in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans). The low is expected to track westward toward southeastern India and Sri Lanka this weekend before moving onshore early next week. While tropical cyclone Megh is moving away from India, a new tropical concern threatens to cause flooding in southeastern India and Sri Lanka later this weekend and early next week.The AccuWeather Tropical Cyclone Center is keeping a close eye on a developing area of low pressure in the southern Bay of Bengal. Downpours will become increasingly more numerous into this weekend across southeastern India and Sri Lanka as the low approaches. Steadier and heavier rain will then accompany the low onshore Monday and Tuesday.“Places from just north of Chennai to northern Sri Lanka are in store for a good soaking and at risk of flooding [late this weekend and early next week],” stated AccuWeather Meteorologist Rob Richards.Rainfall within this zone, which is home to Chidambaram, India, and Jaffna, Colombo, will average 125-250 mm (5-10 inches). Totals will even reach or exceed 300 mm (12 inches). That is especially true where the low comes onshore, added Richards.While latest indications keep the steadiest rain to the north, downpours also threaten to occasionally stream into Colombo, Sri Lanka, and cause flash flooding. Localized damaging winds would then become a concern in the vicinity of where the low eventually moves inland.Even if development does not occur and winds are not an issue, residents of southeastern India and Sri Lanka should prepare for flash flooding. After moving inland, the low and the flash flood threat will shift to southwestern India, including Coimbatore, during the middle of next week. The low will then re-emerge back over water in the Arabian Sea, where further strengthening will have to be monitored. (Courtesy AccuWeather)
We are now into the third day of a blistering heat wave, and this one is expected to be the most intense.Temperatures reached 35 in downtown Hamilton at midday, and the humidity is making it fell even hotter. With a heat warning in effect, public swims are free in many communities. Splash pads are also getting lots of visitors.Authorities are warning not to leave kids or pets in the car. Take them with you or leave your dog at home.CHCH News spoke to some people at Confederation Park and asked how they are dealing with the heat and the best way to care for the animals. “You have to make sure they got a lot of water and take her in for a swim and let her cool off.”“Just drinking lots of water and making sure we have sunscreen on.”“Don’t forget your hat.”“Lots of water. Lots and lots of water.”“Breaks if you are exercising and maybe a cold beer when you are done. Don’t forget sunscreen. Lots of sunscreen.” In Georgetown, west of Brampton, a one year old wandered away from a splash pad and suffered second-degree burns on his feet. GO Transit trains are operating a little slower than usual. The heat is causing the metal tracks to expand, which could result in minor buckling. It could add five to 10 minutes to commute times until the heat wave passes. Video of a train in Australia shows it hitting what is called a sun kink, which rattles the train and could potentially cause a derailment. We will see a decrease in temperatures toward the end of the week and rolling into the weekend, but the humidity levels are going to stay quite high. For those who have been waiting for this hot, hazy, humid weather, you are getting what you asked for. And for those who don’t like it, you will have to be patient.