Messi demands Suarez new deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi wins court case against cycling company over logo Lionel Messi is demanding Barcelona hand teammate Luis Suarez a new contract. The veteran striker, 33, is now inside the final 18 months of his current deal and has been open about the prospect of Barca buying his replacement this summer. However, Mundo Deportivo said Messi is insisting to Barca directors that Suarez be offered new terms. The Argentine now has a formal say on transfers courtesy of a clause in his contract and is demanding Suarez stays. Just last week, Suarez declared: “My contract extension? I am very happy at the club. I always gave everything. Statistics and figures prove me right, I think I am up to it and when we have to talk, we should be okay.”Tags: FC BarcelonaLionel MessiMundo Deportivolast_img read more

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LONDON: Kiprotich a doubt, Cheptegei going for double

first_imgA week earlier, Cheptegei showed he is back on form with a 4th place, this time in the 3000m at the Paris Diamond Athletics League .Cheptegei clocked 7:34.96 to finish fourth in a race won by Edris Muktar of Ethiopia in a personal best of  7:32.31.Against Farah at the Rio Olympics, Cheptegei finished 8th in the 5000m and 6th in the 10000m.Junior team in NairobiUganda has sent a team of 12 to the World Under-18 athletics championships. (see full list Page 2)More than 800 athletes from 131 countries, as well as an athlete refugee team (ART), have assembled in the Kenyan capital for what will be the final edition of the global championships for athletes in the U18 age group.The championships will take place from 12-16 July.Kipsiro finishes 4th in Uganda Mountain raceResults from the 12km Uganda mountain running championships that took place in Kapchorwa on Sunday.Men: 1- Joel Ayeko (Arua club) 43:51.2, 2- Victor Kiplangat (Arua) 44:04.2, 3- Titas Kibet (Arua) 44:19.3 , 4-Moses Kipsiro (KCCA) 45:13.9 , 5- Levi Kiprotich (Arua) 45:19.6Women: 1- Rispa Chebet (Police) 54:00.1, 2- Sarah Akiror (Pisons) 54:56.6, 3- Mercyline Chelangat (Police) 55:56.8, 4- Rebecca Cheptegei (UPDF) 56:29.5, 5- Doreen Chesang (Arua) 58:02.8Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Kiprotich congratulates Cheptegei after the Uganda Cross Country championships. Cheptegei looks set to carry the flag in London.  PHOTO KAMPALAIAAF MEDIAKiprotich a doubt, Cheptegei going for doubleKampala, Uganda| THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Former World and Olympic marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich is battling to be fit in time for the London World Athletics Championship.A Ugandan athletics official confirmed Kiprotich is a doubt, saying his preparations since his last race have not gone according to plan. “His managers are yet to decide if he will go ahead and compete but the reports we ahve indicate he feels his preparations have not been good enough,” the official said.London was the venue of Kiprotich’s most memorable moment, the marathon Olympic gold at the 2012 Olympics. Kiprotich’s last race was in April, when he put up his best showing in three years by finishing second at the Haspa Hamburg International Marathon.Kiprotich however remains one of 20 athletes, 12 men and 8 women on a tentative list set to represent Uganda at the World Championships August 4-13.Uganda will field men in the marathon, 5000m, 10000m, 3000m steeplechase and the 1500m. Women competitors are earmarked for the marathon, 10000m, 5000m, 3000mSC, 1500 and 800m.Cheptegei to take on Farah againMedal favourite on the Ugandan team is Joshua Cheptegei, who like at the last Olympics, will attempt the double – 5000 and 10000m.Standing in his way again is British athletics legend Mo Farah, who is set for one final double title attempt.Cheptegei, who collapsed spectacularly at the Kampala World Cross Country Championships in March that he led going into the final lap, has since recovered to make it to the final of the 5000m at the IAAF Diamond League final.Cheptegei finished third in the 5000m last week at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, in an impressive personal best time of 12:59.83 to qualify for the 5000m Diamond League final in Zurich on August 24.last_img read more

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Nelson’s Samuel Matthew medals at WAVES event

first_imgNelson’s Samuel Matthew did not look out of place cooking with the big dogs in Victoria as the TRAX SwImmer medals in all his event final swims at the WAVES event.Matthew took gold in the 50, 100 and 200 meter breaststroke events while setting new meet records during the 50 & 100 meter preliminary morning swims at the Commonwealth Games Pool.Matthew has worked really hard to improve his breast stroke technique and training habits under the direction of head coach Bill Park and it has paid off — he is a Provincial Breast Stroke qualified swimmer and has what it takes to make it to the Age Group National level in the sport of competitive swimming in Canada. Matthew also won Gold in the 100m Free and silver in the 400m Individual Medley and 50m & 200m Free events and bronze in the 100m Back and 100m Fly.TRAX Swimmer Ian Markus (12 years) took first place in the 1500m Free and 50m Free events which qualify him to swim at the Provincial Long Course Meter Championships in Victoria in July 2014 setting new Meet Records in both events.  Markus also won second in the 100 Free, 100 Fly and his 200m Fly swim also qualified him for AAA LCM Provincial Championships, Ian came third in the 100 Back and 400m Free and sure learned how to ride those tough waves.    TRAX distance  swimmer Jackson Konkin (13yrs) finished first in the 1500m Free achieving the AAA qualifying standard; second in the 50m Back final and third in the 100m Free and the  200m Back with AAA QT swims.Konkin was also fourth in the 400m Free, 200m IM  and 100m Back events and 5th in the 400m IM.  Riley Mager (15) had sixth and eighth-place finishes in the tough 15 & older category to help our boys team to a third place finish overall.Brianne Mager (10 years) competed in her first event final, the 200m Back and placed seventh scoring important TEAM points while Tess Markus  also placed seventh 7in the 50 meter backstroke event.BC Summer Games prospects, Cyan Ross-Van Meirlo, Kira Konkin, Kayla Fraser all tried their first 1500 meter freestyle event long course meters and competed in the 400m Individual Medley event achieving the Provincial A time standard.  Noelle Mager competed in her first 1500m swim and Makenzie Mager (10 years) for achieving top TRAX time in the 200m Breast and Free events!For more information on our quality competitive swim programs contact [email protected]last_img read more

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NYS hosts Terry Walgren Rep Soccer Tournament

first_imgThe Lakeside Pitches will be filled with excitement as the Nelson Youth Soccer hosts the annual Terry Walgren Tournament beginning Friday.Teams from Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Cranbrook and Camore join the host Nelson Selects for three days of action.The tournament kicks off Friday with a few games. Saturday is a full slate of games before the tourney concludes Sunday with divisional finals.All action is set for the Lakeside playing fields.There is also a U12 Jamboree set for Lakeside at the same time as the Terry Walgren Tournament.The tournament is in honour of Terry Walgren, a longtime coach in Nelson — who skippered teams in Nelson Youth Soccer as well as men’s and women’s teams.Walgren, a graduate of Nelson Youth Soccer, played high school and men’s league soccer before going off to university where played for Simon Fraser and University of Alberta in Edmonton.Walgren, who returned to coach in the NYS rep program along with playing men’s league, died of cancer.last_img read more

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Working with RAW Footage in Pomfort ClipHouse

first_imgIf you’re a RAW shooter looking for a simple way to get your footage ready to edit, Pomfort ClipHouse might be the answer.The benefit of shooting in the RAW format is that you get a ton of extra latitude in your images and therefore greater flexibility in controlling how they look in post. The problem comes in handling all that data and turning the footage into something editable.If you are shooting on something like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, a Magic Lantern hacked DSLR or even a shiny new Digital Bolex, you’ll be familiar with the problem and the process. Pomfort, the makers of SilverStack – a professional level DIT utility, and Live Grade an on-set colour management tool, have mashed together the best of both of these apps into an affordable and user friendly solution to processing your RAW footage called ClipHouse.You can download a free 14 day trial of ClipHouse to give it a whirl for yourself. If you don’t have any RAW footage to hand to test it out, you can also grab some CinemaDNG RAW files from the Blackmagic Design site. Direct download links: Clip One | Clip Two | Clip Three.In summary ClipHouse is a very straight-forward way to back up RAW your footage with checksum verification, organize and apply a look to your dailies and transcode them to H.264 and all flavors of ProRes ready for editing. The up-side is that if you’re looking to get that job done quickly and easily this could well be the best one-stop shop app for you.The down-side in paying out for this particular app is that you’re limited to only ingesting RAW formats. But hey, it does that one thing really well.Creating Color Corrected Dailies with ClipHouseOne of the main benefits of ClipHouse is that you can color correct your footage very quickly and easily inside the color room. If you’re on set, this will allow you to check your image for focus and exposure and to see if you’ve got what you need.You can also save preset grades to apply to all of your footage to create your graded dailies. A nice feature of the color room is the ability to adjust the look of the footage with both color wheels and sliders, giving you a bit of flexibility to work in the way you prefer. One handy feature that is currently missing from the app is the ability to toggle the grade on and off with a click, so that you can refresh your eyes/memory on how far you’ve pushed it.That said, the ability to import and export preset grades (along with the handful of preset grades that ClipHouse ships with) is very useful, especially if you’re handling dailies from one location scattered across multiple shoot days. The interface is very easy to use and gives you precise control over everything from exposure, color temperature and contrast to RGB sliders for your shadows and highlights.Exporting your dailies couldn’t be easier with simple presets and customizable settings, which allows you to set multiple jobs going at once. You also get a handy estimate of the time remaining in the export.The simplicity of ClipHouse is one of it’s major strengths. It doesn’t feel like it has too many unnecessary bells and whistles.What other apps do the same thing?If you’re looking for a free way to achieve the same results – back up your footage, grade your shots and create dailies – as far as I know, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution out there.You could split that process across a few other paid apps and get the same results while working with many more shooting formats. For example, you could use ShotPut Pro to backup your data, and then transcode it with a look for free in DaVinci Resolve Lite. But given that ShotPut Pro is $99 and ClipHouse is $129 for a permanent license and offers more functionality, you might as well spend the extra $30 bucks.Alternatively, if you’re a fan of their software, you could take a look at Red Giant Software’s Bullet Proof, which offers the same sort of workflow functionality (Copy > Manage > Color > Export) but currently doesn’t support RAW. However it’s more expensive at $199. So you’ll still have to wait for them to add in greater format support.last_img read more

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Lamborghini appoints Sharad Agarwal as India ops head

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 6 (PTI) Italian luxury sports car maker Lamborghini today announced appointment of former Audi India executive Sharad Agarwal as its country head. As the Head of Lamborghini India, his role is to drive the entire spectrum of activities for Lamborghini in India, overseeing the functions of sales, marketing, after sales and network development, the company said in a statement. The appointment is with immediate effect, it added. Automobili Lamborghini Asia Pacific General Manager Andrea Baldi said, “Sharad comes with 15 years of experience in the automotive industry and his expertise and contribution will allow us to further strengthen the brand in a market Lamborghini considers strategic and one of the most promising thanks to the already announced arrival of the Lamborghini SUV, URUS, announced in 2018.” Prior to his appointment, Agarwal has been associated with Audi India since May 2012 as Head of Corporate Sales, Fleet and Leasing and Financial Services and moved as Head of Field Forces in 2013. He has been associated with Zuari Industries, TVS Motor Company and Mahindra First Choice. PTI RKL SAlast_img read more

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10 months agoBayern Munich president Rummenigge coy over deal for Atletico Madrid defender Lucas

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Bayern Munich president Rummenigge coy over deal for Atletico Madrid defender Lucasby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is coy over talk of a deal for Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez.Lucas has been linked with an €85m move to Germany next month.And Rummenigge says: “I cannot deny or confirm anything.”We are in a phase where we are studying the January market. If we have any real interest in the player, we will inform Atletico first, because we have excellent relations with this club.”(Mats) Hummels will play with us again in the second part of the season, we talked about it with (Niko) Kovac.” last_img read more

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Video: Wisconsin’s Josh Gasser, Nigel Hayes Show Off Their Awesome Handshake In The Locker Room

first_imgJosh Gasser, Nigel Hayes perform their amazing handshake.Wisconsin’s pre-game locker room appears to be a loose one as the Badgers prepare for their Sweet 16 contest against North Carolina in Los Angeles. Prior to their West Region semifinal contest against the Tar Heels, Wisconsin sophomore forward Nigel Hayes and senior guard Josh Gasser showed off their awesome handshake in the Staples Center locker room. Check it out:  Wisconsin and North Carolina are set to tip off at 7:47 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on TBS.last_img

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EIB Provides Funding for New SwedenFinland RoPax

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Kvarken Link/Rauma Marine Constructions The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a EUR 70 million (USD 78.9 million) loan with the Finnish-Swedish consortium Kvarken Link Oy with the aim of improving the ferry connection between the two countries.With the funding, Kvarken Link Oy finance a new ferry to transport passengers and vehicles between the ports of Umeå in Sweden and Vaasa in Finland.The new ice-class RoPax ferry, to transport up to 800 passengers, would be built by Rauma Marine Constructions in Finland to high environmentally friendly specifications with hybrid propulsion. With a length of 150 metres, the passenger/car ferry is scheduled for delivery in 2021, and will operate under the Finnish flag.“Vaasa and Umeå have been connected by ferry since 1958. When the original service went bankrupt in 2011, the municipalities took it upon them to continue the service – and with success. The growing demand in both passengers and freight now warrants a modern ship to keep both cities connected,” Alexander Stubb, EIB Vice-President, said.The vessel will be equipped with a hybrid propulsion system with a combination of a dual-fuel engine (LNG/LBG and diesel) and batteries, as well as an electrically driven azimuth propeller system.The project also involves port upgrade works required for the reception of the new vessel at the ferry terminals in the cities of Vaasa and Umeå.last_img read more

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