Bracket Busters

first_imgThree weeks ago when you filled out your brackets, I am sure you all had Oregon and South Carolina playing for the NCAA Championship.  LOL   A lot of you may have had Gonzaga and North Carolina, the other two vying for the crown.My personal choice to win will be Gonzaga because they seldom get much support from the East Coast papers.  If I were actually putting money on the championship, I would put it on North Carolina.  No matter who does win, it has been quite a tournament so far.  There have been upsets, barn burners, overtimes, and very few no brainers.  Something for everyone!last_img read more

Syracuse sweeps California road trip in 3-0 shutout win over UC Davis

first_imgUPDATED: Aug. 28, 2017 at 9:21 p.m.Goalkeepers Borg van der Velde and Emma Likly combined for Syracuse’s third shutout in as many games as the No. 5 Orange (3-0) blanked UC Davis (0-2), 3-0, on Monday afternoon in Davis, California. In net, the freshman van der Velde started for the third straight game and has now started her college career with 175 minutes of scoreless play. Likly, also a freshman, started the second half, posting a scoreless 35 minutes.Senior back Lies Lagerweij notched her second goal of the season to open the game. Before the first half ended, freshman Sarah Luby added her first career goal. Midway through the second half, Emma Tufts added her first goal of the year to put the Orange up 3-0.Statistically, Syracuse blitzed the Aggies. The Orange put 20 shots on goal while UC Davis had none. In total, SU outshot UC Davis 36-1 and piled on 15 corners.After a three-game sweep on its California road trip, Syracuse plays Bucknell in its home opener on Saturday at 1 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe story has been updated for appropriate style.  Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 28, 2017 at 8:18 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Grahamlast_img read more

Video Tutorial: Unfolding Animation in Adobe After Effects

first_img1Create a new composition. Create the letter “U” and lock. 3Scale up to fill in bottom of the “U”. 6Create a new point light. 13Pre compose. 10Duplicate the letter so that each triangle layer has a duplicated letter under it. 2Create a new polygon shape layer, set stroke to 0, points to 3 and toggle 3d on. 7Duplicate triangle layers and parent each duplicate to the original. 11Parent each letter to it’s corresponding triangle (after you move the playhead to the end). 8Easy Ease and offset layers by 4 frames. 14Duplicate and flip horizontally. 12Select all letter layers and set to alpha matte. Change the transfer mode to alpha. Add and change the strokes from 0 to 2. Fold and unfold elements in your After Effects project! In this tutorial we show you how to create this visually impressive effect.In this Premiumbeat exclusive tutorial, you’ll learn how to fold (and unfold) objects in After Effects. The tutorial specifically covers folding/unfolding a letter, but you can certainly use this technique for any number of elements. We’ll cover a few advanced AE fundamentals, including:Position snappingParentingUsing the Graph EditorPrefer reading to watching? Check out the full step-by-step tutorial below.It is very easy to get overwhelmed when working with an After Effects project with many layers, such as this one. Be sure to label all your layers so you don’t get confused!See our blog for more informative tutorials in Adobe After Effects, as well as other professional video editing and motion graphics applications.Step-by-Step: Unfolding After Effects Tutorial 4Duplicate the root and snap to the center of the triangle vertex. 5Set 1 second rotation keyframes to the top layer over the X axis. 9Continue duplicating until the entire right side of the letter is covered by triangles.last_img read more

US Davis Cuppers Lead Aussies

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia — Grass court or hard court, it didn’t seem to matter to Bob and Mike Bryan on March 5 when the brothers, after a mid-match lapse, gave the United States a 2-1 lead over Australia in their World Group Davis Cup first-round tie.The Bryans beat Australia team captain Lleyton Hewitt — who came out of a short-lived retirement to replace Sam Groth — and John Peers 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3 in doubles to put the Americans in front ahead of Sunday’s reverse singles. Hewitt had replaced an ill Nick Kyrgios in the Australian squad but didn’t play in either of the opening singles.On Friday, John Isner beat Groth and Australia’s Bernard Tomic defeated Jack Sock to leave the tie level at 1-1. Isner is scheduled to play Tomic on March 6, and Groth vs. Sock, but those reverse singles lineups could change and again see another appearance by Hewitt.The weekend victors will play the winner of Croatia and Belgium in the quarterfinals.Ahead of the match, the court surface became somewhat of a controversy when the International Tennis Federation admitted that the Kooyong matches should have been played on hard courts, not grass.In 1999, the last time Australia and the U.S. met in the Davis Cup, Australia should have hosted the matches. But a decision was made by the ITF to stage a 100th-anniversary celebration of the Davis Cup at Longwood Cricket Club near Boston.The ITF placated Australia by allowing the matches to be played on hard court instead of clay, which the Americans preferred.In exchange, the three groups agreed that the next time the two countries played, the matches would be played on hard courts.But that agreement was somehow overlooked when Australia announced a drop-in grass court as the surface for this weekend’s tie at Kooyong, the former Australian Open venue in suburban Melbourne.The Bryans broke first Hewitt’s serve at 3-3 in the second set, held their own and then broke Peers to finish the second set. The Australians broke the Bryans in the seventh game of the third set and went on to hold their service and stave off the Americans, then did it again in the fourth to set up a deciding fifth set.In the decider, the Bryans held serve twice and broke the Australians in between to quickly take a 3-0 lead, then 4-1 after only 14 minutes.The Australians saved three match points in the eighth game on Hewitt’s serve, but lefthander Bob Bryan held service to love in the following game to clinch the match.The American brothers have won 16 Grand Slam doubles titles and have a 23-4 record in Davis Cup. Statistically, the Bryans are better on hard courts — having won the Australian Open doubles title six times, the U.S. Open five and on the grass at Wimbledon three times.In an earlier statement, the ITF said the court confusion came from a three-way “oversight” by the ITF, the United States Tennis Association and Tennis Australia over a 1999 agreement.“While the notes in the ITF database did include the reversal of choice for the next two subsequent ties, it did not specify the surface requirement for the next tie currently being played in Australia,” the ITF’s Barbara Travers said in a statement.“This was an oversight by the ITF, USTA and TA which all acknowledge and will refer to the Davis Cup Committee. While neither nation remembered the condition attached to this tie, now that it has been brought to their attention both Australia and USA, in the spirit of sportsmanship … have agreed to accept the decision of the committee regarding surface for the future tie.”Both Hewitt and Jim Courier, the current U.S. captain, played in that 1999 quarterfinal match near Boston which Australia won and went on to clinch the title that year over France in the final. It was also the 18-year-old Hewitt’s debut in Davis Cup play.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

2014 ACT Super League awards

first_imgCongratulations to the following award winners from the 2014 ACT Super League season. Best Performed Referee James SteinbergFair Play AwardWomen’s – Grace Griffin (Eagles) and Steph Stockwell (Vikings)Men’s – James Byrne (Eagles) and Cameron Stanley (Phoenix)Most TouchdownsWomen’s – Alana Radovanov (Vikings)Men’s – Cameron Burdett (Phoenix) and James Byrne (Eagles)Best and InfluentialWomen’s – Sophie Broadhead (Eagles)Men’s – Ben Hughes (Phoenix)Women’s Open championsTuggeranong VikingsMen’s Open championsNorthern PhoenixClub ChampionsTuggeranong VikingsTrevor Richards AwardsClint JoryCarolyn BatchAngi GoodwinTo view highlights of the two finals, please click on the links below:Men’s – Women’s – Related LinksACT Super Leaguelast_img read more

9 months ago’Secret’ Juventus medical today for Ramsey

first_img‘Secret’ Juventus medical today for Ramseyby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set for a Juventus medical today.Gazzetta dello Sport says Ramsey is ‘set to have his Juventus medical in London on Sunday’ as the Italian giants look to finalise a deal for the Welshman. Ramsey’s contract expires in north London in the summer and as he is free to discuss terms with teams abroad, it appears Juventus are closing in on a smart free transfer. He will undertake part of his medical in secret in London, just a day after Arsenal suffered defeat to city rivals West Ham. Ramsey is expected to sign a five-year contract worth £140,000-a-week plus bonuses if he plays 50 per cent of all the games in a season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Cabinet Approves Contract for the Construction of Building to House Cross Roads Tax Office

first_img Cabinet has given approval for the purchase of land at a cost of $229 million, located on the grounds of the Nuttall Memorial Hospital, for the construction of a building to house the Cross Roads Tax Office and other Tax Administration of Jamaica offices.Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid made the announcement during a post-Cabinet Press briefing held at Jamaica House on August 29.Regarding the development of Port Royal, Senator Reid said further to prior decisions of April 23, 2018 on the acquisition of leasehold interest in the unexpired 35-year lease agreement between the Commissioner of Lands and Morgan’s Harbour Limited, Cabinet has agreed to the acquisition of nine acres of land, rather than the original 14 acres.He noted that these additional acres fall on Lots 96 and 127, part of Port Royal known as Red Land and Green Land (Old Coaling Station/Wharf) in the parish of Kingston.“This is being done for the development of Port Royal by the Port Authority of Jamaica and the Urban Development Corporation. This will be undertaken by the National Land Agency utilising the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act,” Senator Reid said.He added that community consultations have been ongoing in respect of this proposed development. Story Highlights Cabinet has given approval for the purchase of land at a cost of $229 million, located on the grounds of the Nuttall Memorial Hospital, for the construction of a building to house the Cross Roads Tax Office and other Tax Administration of Jamaica offices. center_img Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid made the announcement during a post-Cabinet Press briefing held at Jamaica House on August 29.last_img read more

Transmission circuit failure knocks out power through the BC Peace

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first_imgUPDATE as of 8:50 p.m. power has been restored to every customer in the B.C. Peace.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A large power outage has left almost all residents in the B.C. Peace without power.The outage started at approximately 8:25 p.m. Wednesday and is affecting almost every customer in the B.C. Peace.  According to B.C. Hydro, a transmission circuit has failed.Over 17,000 customers are out all over the B.C. Peace.Crews have been assigned to fix the outage and some early estimates say the power will be out until at least 10 p.m.For updates, watch this page or visit UPDATE as of 10:30 p.m. – B.C. Hydro says over 30,000 customers were affected by the power outage Wednesday night.The outage was caused after lightning hit equipment that connected the B.C. Peace with the rest of the B.C. Hydro power grid.  Crews first had to bring both the WAC Bennett and Peace Canyon dams online before restoring power to the region.  That took less than 15 minutes.Once that was complete power could be restored to residential customers and that was completed by 9:15.  Other industrial customers then saw their power restored.last_img read more

Mass production of Apple ARproduct by Q2 2020 Report

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first_imgSan Francisco: Apple’s first Augmented Reality (AR)-based product could go into mass production by the second quarter of 2020, famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes. “The analyst says that the AR glasses will essentially act as a display only with the actual computing, rendering, internet connectivity and location services coming from the iPhone in the user’s pocket. It is assumed that the pairing will work wirelessly,” 9To5Mac reported on Friday. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app Earlier in March, media had reported that the iPhone-maker published an update titled, “Systems, methods and graphical user interfaces for interacting with Augmented and Virtual Reality environments” as part of an existing patent filed in August 2018. The patent hints at Apple’s plans of developing an AR-based headset that would work alongside an iPhone to enable users experience an environment where computer images are overlaid on the real world. Also Read – New Instagram tool to help users spot phishing emails The patent suggests that the headset would wirelessly communicate with a separate device powered by a custom Apple processing brain. The company also wishes to add a “touch-sensitive surface” as a way to interact with that environment. “Apple is clearly betting big on it being a hit. If manufacturing is indeed ramping up at the end of 2019, a 2020 public product launch is seemingly on the cards,” the report added.last_img read more

Nothing wrong in holding elections during Ramadan Owaisi

first_imgHyderabad: MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said elections during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan would have no impact on the voter turnout and slammed the political parties for raking up a controversy over this. The Hyderabad MP hoped that the poll percentage will be higher during Ramadan as more Muslims will go out and vote due to the high degree of spirituality they experience during the fasting month. “When Muslims fast they also go to offices and do their business. There are also labourers, rickshaw drivers and rickshaw pullers who fast. Their normal activity does not get affected,” he told the media here. Owaisi said since the states going to the polls during Ramadan will have a holiday on the day of polling, there would be no problem in Muslims casting their votes. “In fact during Ramadan they will be free from daily routine of cooking food and eating lunch.” The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief was reacting to reports that some Muslim leaders expressed dismay over the schedule announced by the Election Commission for the Lok Sabha elections with the three final phases falling during Ramadan. Owaisi said as the electoral process has to be completed by June 3 and if Ramadan starts on May 5 and ends on June 4, the Election Commission has no option but to hold elections during the period. He said it was wrong to say that because of Ramadan the polling percentage will be low. “I am telling you as a Muslim that my spiritualism and my nearness to Almighty Allah increases during Ramadan.” He found fault with the political parties raking up a controversy, saying they should not use Muslims for their political ends. “As a party you should be ready for whatever the requirements may be. If you are so worried what have you done for the community. Show your record.”last_img read more

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