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Cinema 4D Video Tutorial: Slow Motion Rain

first_imgIn this exclusive video tutorial you’ll discover how to create realistic rain in Cinema 4D.Particle generators play an extremely important role in motion graphics. From rain to stars, particles have a way of adding in extra detail that will take your design to the next level, without having to keyframe or add movement to each shape. Did you know you can create particles in C4D without any third party plugins?In the exclusive video tutorial below we’ll use a particle generator to create slow motion rain. The Cinema 4D fundamentals covered include:Working with presetsTexturing Rain DropsCreating Particle EmittersUsing the Editor as a ProxyChanging Gravity RotationEven if you normally use After Effects to create rain this method is extremely helpful. Namely, because this method uses no 3rd party plug-ins. To get a similar looking effect in After Effects you would have to use a 3D particle generator like Trapcode Particular, which can be a bit costly.Enjoyed this tutorial? Watch more in the Cinema 4D section of our blog!Have any tips for creating rain in Cinema 4D? Need any questions answered? Share in the comments belowlast_img read more

Ram Rahim verdict: Violence in Sriganganagar, prohibitory orders imposed

first_imgSecurity was stepped up in Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh districts of northern Rajasthan, bordering Punjab and Haryana, on Friday after some violent incidents were reported following the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of Cr.P.C. were imposed in both the districts.A group of unidentified persons torched a jeep parked inside a power house in Sriganganagar when the information about the judgement passed by a CBI court at Panchkula in neighbouring Haryana spread. Police said two power houses in the rural areas of the district and a building of Labour Department in the city were also set on fire.A portion of the employment exchange in Sriganganagar was damaged and the files lying in the office were destroyed. The violent crowd fled from the spot and none of the accused could be arrested.Security was also beefed up in Gurusar Modiya village in Surtagarh tehsil, 38 km from Sriganganagar, which is the birthplace of Ram Rahim Singh. There are 24 ‘Deras’ in Sriganganagar and Hunumangarh districts, where a large number of Dera followers reside.Sriganganagar Collector Gyana Ram declared holiday in all schools in the district on Saturday in view of the tension prevailing after the Dera chief’s conviction. The mobile internet services have been blocked for 48 hours in the two districts.The Rajasthan Roadways has suspended plying of buses from the two districts on the Haryana and Chandigarh routes, while the North-Western Railway partially cancelled some passenger trains and changed the timings of other trains in the region.last_img read more

Marinerong Pilipino continues to stay afloat, tops Wangs

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Gabriel paced Wangs Basketball with 19 points and five rebounds, while Michael Juico got 17 markers, four boards, and three assists in the defeat.The Couriers ended their campaign at 5-5, still with a chance to advance to the quarterfinals, but their fate would largely depend on the fortunes of the other teams which are still in the playoff race.The Scores:MARINERONG PILIPINO 83 – Isip 29, Lopez 12, Alabanza 9, Iñigo 8, Sargent 8, Subido 7, Moralde 5, Marata 4, Javelona 1, Javillonar 0.WANGS BASKETBALL 82 – Gabriel 19, Juico 17, Herndon 15, Tayongtong 11, Habelito 6, Montemayor 6, Sorela 4, Ambulodto 2, Arambulo 2, Bitoon 0, De Chavez 0, Riley 0.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “Clearly, it was the grace of God. It was our faith that gave us the positive attitude that even though we’re down by 13 in the last four minutes, we didn’t waive and kept on believing that God will help us,” said coach Koy Banal, as the Skippers battled back from an 80-67 deficit with 4:46 to play.Mark Isip led the Marinerong Pilipino fightback as he dropped eight of his 29 points in the fourth period, while also grabbing nine rebounds and three steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsLopez added 12 markers, eight boards, and three assists, JR Alabanza had none points and five rebounds, and Sargent just missed out on a double-double with his eight markers, nine boards, four assists, and four blocks.The Skippers continued their late rally in the homestretch of the eliminations as they coasted to their third straight win to level their standing at 4-4. LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Quarters: 12-18, 40-38, 63-69, 83-82.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Morado: We rely on every spiker who comes to the floor Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mark Isip. PBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino scored a huge 83-82 victory over Wangs Basketball to remain in the playoff hunt in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Julian Sargent found an open John Lopez for the go-ahead bucket with 27.6 seconds left, before the former La Salle forward made his imprint on the defensive end, halting Jon Gabriel’s potential game-winner in the waning seconds to seal the deal for his crew.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentslast_img read more

Atletico Madrid sign defender Sime Vrsaljko for five seasons

first_imgAtletico Madrid have confirmed the signing of Croatian defender Sime Vrsaljko from Italian Sassuolo for the next five football seasons.The 24-year-old, who played in Euro 2016 in France with the Croatian national team which was eliminated in the second round, will join the team in July, the club said on Tuesday, reports Efe.Atletico sporting manager Jose Luis Prez Caminero said: Vrsaljko is a player with a huge projection, although he has already demonstrated his quality in a championship as competitive as the Italian Serie A.”It perfectly fulfils our idea of incorporating players who increase the competition within the group and our team’s level. He is very versatile, since he can play in both sides, which offers us interesting alternatives.”This is the second signing announced by Atletico after Argentine midfielder Nicolas Gaitan. (Also read: Atletico Madrid agree to sign Argentina midfielder Nicolas Gaitan)Vrsaljko makes the leap to LaLiga after playing three seasons in the Serie A. After a year with Genoa, he has played the last two seasons with Sassuolo.His career in professional football started in Lokomotiva in 2009 before returning to Dynamo Zagreb, the club where he played in the ranks, to win four leagues (2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013) and two Cups (2011 and 2012).last_img read more

Open letter to Virat Kohli: Almonds and coffee are fine but where are the runs at home?

first_imgDear Virat Kohli,It was not long back that your team as well as the country was impressed by your strict and healthy diet and a disciplined lifestyle. Articles trended on social media on your demands of boiled chicken and fresh juice during recent Test tours.The diet (read Virat Kohli’s hot body) inspired not just the country but also other Indian cricketers, who  demanded a similar one during the Kanpur Test against New Zealand. Although you have set a brilliant example, where are the results of this strict diet on the home field?Although India won the first Test, you failed with the bat in both innings of the Kanpur Test. At the Eden Gardens, with the ball moving around, with Matt Henry and Trent Boult asking questions and removing the openers early, you were expected to play a stellar role alongside a steady Cheteshwar Pujara at the Eden Gardens.  You seem to be obsessed with multiples of 9, having scored 9 and 18 runs in both the innings of the first Test and getting out again for 9 in the second Test.There is no doubt that you have worked very hard and sacrificed a lot to get where you are today, Virat.  That story of you gorging on butter chicken as a kid but not touching any sort of junk food anymore is popular and old. The latest has been your obsession with high protein meals comprising lean meat, salmon and boiled vegetables.advertisementWhile reports emerged on the New Zealand team enjoying biryani, kebabs and other delicacies at Kanpur’s biggest hotel, your demand for fat-free food was being catered to assiduously by the same hotel staff.But here is food for thought (pun intended) – enough of those almonds and cups of black coffee without sugar (sorry as a Delhi girl, I find coffee without milk and sugar distasteful). While you are in Kolkata, you might as well explore the delicacies the city has to offer, especially with the Durga Puja festivities. Take a cue from the Kiwis, man! Yes, Kane Williamson is down with a stomach bug, but hey, firagns have always had problems adjusting to our food and masalas. Virat, maybe you need the energy and motivation of malai tikka chicken to score those big hundreds on the slow and dry pitches at home.. Almonds, pistachios, cashew nuts  apricots for breakfast are not serving the purpose.  Sounds far fetched, but it was probably Kanpur’s kababs and biryani that helped Trent Boult taking an early wicket of the Indian captain.Despite a successful run overseas with 1810 runs at an average of 50.2, and eight hundereds out of a total of 12 career centuries, your performance in home Test cricket has been low for the last two years. You’re the evident master of T20, with more than nine centuries in IPL and destroying Australia and Pakistan earlier this year.But to play in T20 is not the same as playing in long format of the game where the bowlers are at an advantage to experiment more with the spin. You must buck up as this is just the start of India’s home season.Yours forever,Worried FanP.s – Go treat yourself to some butter chicken. You need it!(An aside for all the trolls – this is a fun letter by an ardent and die-hard fan to her hero)last_img read more

Jishnu Sanyal, Shivam Sharma seek help from public for Tokyo Olympics 2020

first_imgPlagued by injuries and misfortune, India’s doubles shuttler Jishnu Sanyal has taken the path of crowd funding to find his way back in international circuit and prepare for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Jishnu, who has partnered with top players such as Jwala Gutta in mixed doubles and Akshay Dewalkar and Manu Attri in men’s doubles in the past, is now raising funds on, India’s largest crowd funding platform.In 2013, Jishnu took a year’s break due to his mother’s illness and her eventual demise. He returned to action last year but soon suffered a career-threatening ACL injury.This compelled him to stay away from action for some time and his dream of chasing a Rio Olympics berth was shattered.Jishnu resumed playing with Shivam Sharma, his current partner, from December last year and they would need to compete in various international tournaments around the globe to improve their ranking.”My current partner Shivam and I currently hold number 1 position in doubles in the country. We still need to win 12-15 international tournaments in the next 8-10 months to gain the international ranking points we need,” said Jishnu, who had won the International Series titles at Mauritius and Kenya, partnering Manu Attri in 2011.”Due to lack of necessary support and funds, we are running a crowd funding campaign on to keep our dreams alive,” added Jishnu, who requires Rs 10-15 lakhs for travel, accommodation and nutrition costs.Arranging funds to compete in international circuit after a long injury lay-off is a bitter reality that every shuttler is confronted with at some stage of their career.advertisementWhile the government spends considerable amount of money on top players, most shuttlers who make a comeback after a long gap due to various reasons, are forced to use their personal fund to compete in international events.From P Kashyap to upcoming players like Tanvi Lad, they struggled to get sponsorships as, in most cases, neither the government nor private companies come forward to help independent athletes.last_img read more

Virat Kohli ‘hits the sack’ on well-deserved day off

first_imgVirat Kohli might be among the fittest athletes in the world today but the exertion of a Test match can even take a toll on him.The India captain had a well-deserved day off after India wrapped up victory in the Colombo Test inside four days to go 2-0 up in three-match series against Sri Lanka.Thanks to hundreds from Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, India posted a mammoth 622/9 in their first innings before R Ashwin’s 26th five-wicket haul gave the tourists a 439-run lead.Sri Lanka fought back hard in the second innings but world number one Test bowler Ravindra Jadeja’s five-for gave India their first innings win in Sri Lanka.Monday would have been day five of the second Test. However, having demolished Sri Lanka, the Indian players hit the pool and enjoyed a relaxed day.Later, Kohli hit the sack and caught up on sleep to recuperate for the rigours of the rest of the Sri Lankan tour. India will next play a Test at Pallekele before the start of the five-match ODI series and a one-off T20 International.Day off means hit the sack Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 7, 2017He has now led India to eight successive Test series victory and is second behind Australia’s Ricky Ponting, who had preceded over 9 consecutive series victories.Kohli was in sensational form across all formats last year. In 2017, he has already scored two Test hundreds and has been in good form in one-day internationals.last_img read more

Alexander-Arnold ready for Cristiano Ronaldo challenge

first_imgLiverpool Liverpool youngster Alexander-Arnold not overwhelmed by facing Ronaldo Patric Ridge 00:57 5/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alexander-Arnold Getty Images Liverpool UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid The Portugal star is this year’s top scorer in the competition, but he will not have things all his own way in the final Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold insists that he is not intimidated by the prospect of marking Cristiano Ronaldo in the upcoming Champions League final.Alexander-Arnold seems certain to start for Liverpool against Real Madrid in Kiev on Saturday, as the Reds aim to end a 13-year wait for a European trophy.The full-back will likely be up against Madrid talisman Ronaldo, as Los Blancos hunt down a third successive Champions League triumph, but Alexander-Arnold insists he will focus on his own game, rather than the qualities of the opposition. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “I have trained for 13 years for these moments, these types of games,” he explained to the Telegraph. “You prepare yourself for it without even knowing. “That is the main thing, to keep striving, to focus on myself and make sure I get a good game. Then there is more chance of me not giving him [Ronaldo] too many chances to do what he does best.”Alexander-Arnold has become a key feature in Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side this term, capitalising on Nathaniel Clyne’s injury woes to take up the mantle as the club’s first-choice right-back.His superb form for the Reds in the Premier League and their run to the Champions League final has earned him a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad.However, the teenager says that it is only the speed in which he has risen to prominence that has surprised him, and not the fact he has made it to the international stage.”I have always thought ‘take a step at a time’,” Alexander-Arnold, who is yet to make his senior England debut, added.”Even though it is hard to say this, I have never felt overwhelmed in that situation.1575 – Only one current teenager (Tom Davies, 1901 mins) played more minutes in the Premier League this season than Trent Alexander-Arnold (1575). Progression. #ThreeLions— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 16 May 2018″Every situation has been a goal and a dream so I have thought about it many times and nothing has really been a surprise.”Even though the timing has been a surprise – I never felt right now I would be going to a World Cup – I always dreamed I would be going at some point.”I have thought things over in my mind millions of times growing up. Every situation that has happened I have imagined.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Calcutta HC dismisses PILs on Biswa Bangla

first_imgKolkata: Calcutta High Court dismissed two Public Interest Litigations (PILs) on Thursday, seeking an investigation by the Central agencies into the controversial “Biswa Bangla” trademark.The division bench, headed by Chief Justice TBN Radhakrishnan dismissed the Public Interest Litigations and gave clean chit to Abhishek Banerjee, TMC MP and the national president of the All India Trinamool Youth Congress, who submitted an affidavit on the directive of the court. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe petitioners had alleged wrongful usage of Biswa Bangla trademark and that Abhishek had incurred unlawful gains. It was further alleged that the unlawful usage had amounted to draining of the public exchequer. The issue came before the high court after Mukul Roy kicked up a controversy over the Biswa Bangla trademark at a rally held in Kolkata on November 10, 2017, by alleging that the Chief Minister’s nephew was the real owner of the most identifiable mark of the state government.last_img read more

Residents air lifted out as rising Churchill River threatens Labrador town

first_imgHAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. – Police in Labrador say residents of a small community surrounded by water are being evacuated as an ice jam causes a river to swell and flood the area.RCMP Cpl. Rick Mills says the air lifts from Mud Lake began at about 5 a.m. local time today as the Churchill River continued to rise and threaten residents of the largely seasonal community.He says the ice is blocked up at the mouth of the river going into Lake Melville, causing water to back up to most people’s houses.Local provincial legislature member Perry Trimper says homes have been lost, and the Churchill River is as it has never been before but some people are choosing to stay in Mud Lake.Military aircraft are being used to transport people to nearby Happy Valley-Goose Bay, but it wasn’t clear how many residents had been removed or lived in Mud Lake.Mills says it was the highest he had seen water levels, adding that Mud Lake residents often have to be flown out during the spring ice breakups.(The Canadian Press, VOCM)last_img read more

Province of BC introduces new notification system for air quality

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – The Provincial Government has introduced a new system where British Columbians can receive direct information for air quality in their communities.According to the Government, residents are now able to sign up for public health notifications advising people of potential or existing poor air quality in their communities via email.People can enter their email on the Province’s air quality website to automatically receive air quality advisories and smoky skies bulletins. Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, George Heyman, says all British Columbians need and deserve clean air, adding that he urges people with pre-existing health conditions to sign up for the notifications.“All British Columbians need and deserve clean air, and we also deserve to know right away when there are pollutants in the air that may affect our health or well-being. I urge people, especially those with pre-existing health conditions or who are more vulnerable, to sign up for these notifications so they can stay healthy and take preventative measures if needed.”Currently, there are 76 community-specific sites that provide hourly data to a central database where they are processed, stored and posted online.To receive air quality notifications and for information, you can visit the Province’s website.last_img read more

Togo calm but uneasy as refugees continue to flow into Benin and

With Togo yesterday confirming the election results that have sparked the recent unrest in the country, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said more than 20,000 Togolese are now in exile, having fled the post-election turmoil.”Refugees are continuing to cross the border and we are still hearing reports from some refugees that they have been roughed up by security forces,” said UNHCR’s head of West Africa operations, Michel Gaudé.As of Wednesday, 9,979 refugees had been registered in Ghana, on Togo’s western border, and 10,658 in Benin to the east. In both countries, refugees were crossing over at the major official border points and there were no reports of unofficial crossings being used. UNHCR is continuing to monitor the borders for new arrivals.UNHCR is also sending a second three-person emergency team to Benin before the weekend, to back up a similar team sent four days ago. A senior emergency and security staff member is currently in Ghana reviewing the situation and is scheduled to travel to Benin in the coming days.Most of the refugees in Benin are living with family and friends, with UNHCR providing transport for new arrivals who wish to stay with relatives. UN agencies in Benin have decided to join efforts to provide such refugee-hosting families with humanitarian assistance and to reinforce social infrastructure such as schools and health facilities to help them cope with the new arrivals.Meanwhile, a 10-truck convoy carrying relief materials for refugees reached Benin today. The supplies include tents, blankets, jerry cans, plastic sheeting and kitchen sets for 5,000 refugees, supplementing relief items already pre-positioned for 2,500 refugees.In Ghana, the flow of refugees remains steady, although there was a small but sudden surge in arrivals reported at Aflao border point adjacent to the capital Lomé on Tuesday, as a result of neighbourhood searches by security forces, refugees said. read more

States must do more to tackle rights violations against women trafficking UN

Governments must do more to address the human rights violations and lack of opportunities that force women and girls, who make up half the world’s 95 million migrants, to leave their homes, while countries need to work together to make migration safer and in particular stamp out human trafficking, according to new reports issued today by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).This year’s State of World Population report, A Passage to Hope: Women and International Migration, was accompanied for the first time by a companion volume entitled Moving Young, which highlights the social, economic and demographic aspects of youth migration, the agency said in a press release.“There is an urgent need for stronger cooperation between countries to make migration more safe and fair. And there is a dire need for greater action to address the lack of opportunities and human rights violations that lead many women to migrate in the first place,” said Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, UNFPA Executive Director.“Although awareness and action against trafficking is growing, there is an urgent need to do more to end this terrible crime and the impunity that goes with it. The report calls for greater cooperation between and within countries to bring traffickers to justice and to provide services and human rights protection for trafficking victims.”Human trafficking is the third largest illicit trade after drugs and gun smuggling, UNFPA said, warning that it remains an ongoing source of “revenue” to be exploited over and over again until those being trafficked are too ill or too worn out to continue. Many die as a result of their servitude—either as a direct result of violence or from contracting the many diseases, including HIV, to which they are susceptible. Another manifestation of female migration is the massive outflow of nurses from the developing world to industrialized countries such that the yearly exodus of 20,000 highly qualified nurses and doctors from Africa is worsening an already grave situation for a region ravaged by HIV/AIDS, malaria and high numbers of maternal and child deaths.“Now is the time for vision and leadership on behalf of women migrants,” said Ms. Obaid. “Labour, human rights protections and sound immigration policies can ensure that migration for women is a passage to hope as the title of this year’s State of World Population report suggests.”The Moving Young report offers a glimpse into the lives of young migrants and the reasons that compel them to leave their homes and countries, through profiles of young men and women from 10 countries whose stories are very similar to those of millions of others who cross borders every day.Many are searching for jobs and better opportunities, while others are forced to escape conflict or persecution. An increasing number of students are seeking education abroad, while many young people move to be reunited with parents or other relatives who have already settled abroad. Many leave their homes to marry, including young women forced to do so against their will. Many go willingly, lured away by false promises, while others are coerced into sex slavery. “Young people are characterized by innovation, by creativity, by perseverance and hard work, and by wanting to try something new. If well-guided and directed, that spirit is the kind that will bring well-being to any society,” said Ms. Obaid. The launch of the two reports comes a week before the UN holds a High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development in New York from 14 to 15 September. That event will be the first of its kind to bring together the world’s governments to discuss the many challenges and benefits of migration. read more

Beside The Points For Thursday Dec 28 2017

Things That Caught My EyeOne game moreThe 0-15 Cleveland Browns play the 12-3 Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday, and a loss will make them the second 0-16 team in NFL history. Browns Coach Hue Jackson has promised to make good on a vow he made to swim in Lake Erie if the Browns went 1-15 yet again. Overall, Cleveland is 1-30 under Jackson. Elo suggests that the Steelers have a 95 percent chance of winning on Sunday, and their bye week position in the playoffs is already locked up. [ESPN, FiveThirtyEight]Okay, so this one settles it.Surprise: Clemson and Alabama will play in the College Football Playoff again, their third such meeting in three years. That pair of games was a dead heat: each took a national championship, and the aggregate scoring was 76-75, Alabama. Stakes are high, but these aren’t the same exact teams we’ve seen in the playoff before: Alabama’s once ironclad defense has been deemphasized, but it has a stronger offense to compensate. [FiveThirtyEight]The case for Gurley as MVP comes down to how many voters played Fantasy FootballTodd Gurley, the Rams star running back, has been making a highly persuasive case for why he should be the NFL MVP over other contenders, like water pitchman Tom Brady. One component of the pro-Gurley argument is his incredible December performance, in which he has scored eight touchdowns in three games. This comes as no surprise to anyone playing Fantasy Football, where Gurley’s 107.1 fantasy points gave him the best postseason ever. [ESPN]Georgia D vs. Oklahoma OOklahoma has the best offense in the college football playoff, and on New Year’s Day they’ll play Georgia’s remarkable defense in the Rose Bowl. The winner goes on to face one of the two most recent national champions. Oklahoma’s quarterback, Baker Mayfield, has a completion rate of 53 percent when under pressure compared to 71 percent overall. [ESPN]Try out our fun new interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Manziel Desired By Football TeamThe Canadian Football League approved Johnny Manziel — former Heisman Trophy winner, Cleveland Browns quarterback and cautionary tale — for a 2018 contract. His CFL rights are owned by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who will now be able to sign him or trade his rights. [ESPN]Sisters on opposite sides of the OlympicsMarissa Brandt and Hannah Brandt, two sisters from Minnesota, will be playing ice hockey in the Olympics, but not on the same squad. Marissa will be playing for South Korea, the country of her birth, while Hannah made Team USA. [NBC Sports]Make sure to try your hand at our fun NFL game: Can you beat the FiveThirtyEight predictions?Big Number61 percent chanceThere are six teams competing for three remaining spots in the NFL playoffs, but none of them are playing each other so it’s going to be a very weird Week 17: a bunch of teams with lots on the line are playing a bunch of teams with not a lot on the line. In the AFC, the contenders are the Ravens (94 percent chance of making the playoffs), Titans (58 percent), Chargers (31 percent) and Bills (17 percent), all playing squads with nothing on the line. In the NFC, it’s the Falcons (70 percent) and Seahawks (30 percent) fighting for the last spot. At least Atlanta is playing Carolina, a playoff-bound team still fighting for seeding. Atlanta has a 61 percent chance of winning that game. [FiveThirtyEight]Leaks from Slack: cwick:This 0-13 Basketball Team Is A Favorite To Make The NCAA Tournamentloved this, and wondered if there’s a ranking for us of the small-conference teams that most lean-in to their underdog nature. would help us see if texas southern is really the harshestchris.herring:What a cool idea.neil:Yeah this is kind of amazing, they’re easily #1 in average opponent Elo so far this year(non-conf only)Predictions NFL See more NBA predictions All newsletters College Football See more NFL predictions Oh, and don’t forgetSome hockey team had a weiner dog race on ice. We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe See more college football predictions NBA read more

Tate Britain to photograph every sevenyearold in London for Steve McQueen exhibition

Year 3 class at Mayflower Primary School, Tower HamletsCredit:PA  McQueen said: “There have been a lot of legal hurdles we had to clear.” Maria Balshaw, director of Tate, has said it “may well be the most ambitious art work we have ever shown at Tate Britain”, calling it a “collective portrait of London’s future”.Year 3, which children start at the age of seven, was chosen as a “milestone year in a child’s development and sense of identity, when they become more conscious of the world beyond their immediate family”.It is intended to capture the “moment of excitement, anxiety and hope” in the children, as well as showcasing the diversity of a new London generation. Year 3 class at Mayflower Primary School, Tower Hamlets After consulting legal teams and external partners who specialise in staging arts events in schools, a Tate team laid out a “complex plan” beginning with 120 “champion schools” who have taken part in a trial and will now spread the word to neighbouring primaries.Every parent will have to give written approval for their child to take part, before one of six specially-trained photographers, several of whom have worked as professional class photographers before, visit their school. The artist Steve McQueen at Tate Britain Every London primary school is now invited to register at to choose a date and time for a Tate photographer, briefed by McQueen, to visit their school and take the class photo.Children who cannot take part for safeguarding reasons will still be included, with classroom learning resources to help them explore the themes of “belonging, identity and citizenship”. Artangel will also create an outdoor exhibition of class photographs across each of London’s 33 boroughs and Tate Modern will stage a major survey exhibition of McQueen’s work to coincide with the project, open from February to May 2020.It will be one of the most ambitious projects to date for McQueen, who has directed films Hunger, Shame, 12 Years A Slave and his latest film Widows, and who won the Turner Prize in 1999. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Tate directorial team in the Duveen Galleries: Frances Morris (Tate Modern), Alex Farquharson (Tate Britain), Maria Balshaw (Tate Director) and Francesco Manacorda (Liverpool) and Anne Barlow (St Ives) The artist Steve McQueen at Tate BritainCredit:Rex The finished pictures, which will see children and their teachers grouped for the classic classroom photograph, will be installed at Tate Britain from November 2019 to May 2020, and free to visit.The photograph which inspired the project, of McQueen’s own Year 3 class at Little Ealing Primary School in 1976, has been published ahead of the show after being dug out from his mother’s loft.A “crack team of researchers” were tasked with performing due diligence to try to track down each of his now-adult classmates to ask their permission for it to be shown. Unveiling the project at Tate Britain, McQueen said: “I think that often people think they are insignificant [but] you’re important and I want to take a photograph of you. Alex Farquharson, director of Tate Britain, said that putting on such an exhibition in 2018 “is very complex, with safeguarding in place, with consent needed from every parents, with the data protection act”.He added: “Through advocacy, through publicising the idea, through coming up with the right partnership and team structure, we’ve come up with the infrastructure and plan to make it happen.” A Year 3 class at Little Ealing Primary School today Credit:PA The Tate directorial team in the Duveen Galleries: Frances Morris (Tate Modern), Alex Farquharson (Tate Britain), Maria Balshaw (Tate Director) and Francesco Manacorda (Liverpool) and Anne Barlow (St Ives)Credit:Heathcliff O’Malley “I want to take a photograph of you with your class colleagues. It’s important and interesting and you’re interesting, it’s putting them in the context of the world.”He added: “The idea of having a photograph exhibited here, for a child, it will be amazing.”I remember when I was five years old and I had a painting of mine exhibited in my local library and the fact that other people see what you do, or that you can visit yourself and say I’m at the Tate Britain, it’s going to make an amazing impression on them.” A Year 3 class at Little Ealing Primary School today  When Steve McQueen, the Oscar and Turner Prize-winning artist, conceived of a landmark project to photograph every seven-year-old in London for a Tate Britain installation, the gallery hoped it would help a whole new generation feel part of the art world.Being 2018, of course, arranging it was not quite as simple as it seemed.Under the project, which could include 115,000 children across London’s 2,410 primary schools, gallery staff have gone to extraordinary lengths to make sure children can take part, in an exhibition which will eventually let them search for their own faces in the prestigious Duveen Galleries.It has already required two years of careful planning, as curators navigate the complex world of safeguarding, data protection and parental permissions required to show the faces of Year 3.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––The children’s names will not be recorded after it was thought, in the words of McQueen, “not really appropriate”. read more

Teenager stabbed to death at Mabura

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related A teenage miner was on Wednesday evening stabbed to death during an argument with another man at Frenchman Backdam, Mabura, Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice).Dead is Alex Daniels, 19, of Swan Village, Soesdyke/Linden Highway. The suspect, a 24-year-old man also of Swan Village Soesdyke/Linden Highway was taken into Police custody and is assisting with investigations.Based on reports received, the now dead teen and the suspect were imbibing at a shop with others after which they left for their mining camp. It is alleged that while on their way, the suspect threw away the deceased slippers which resulted in an argument.Other employees intervened but the argument escalated. However, upon reaching the mining camp, the suspect reportedly armed himself with a knife and dealt the deceased two stab wounds. The teenager reportedly died on the spot.The suspect was arrested and handed over to the Police at the Mabura Police Station. The alleged murder weapon was also lodged. Investigations are ongoing. read more

Sinka decided to say Goodbye – Hungarians looking for a new President

Hungarian handballIvan VetesiLaszlo Sinka President of Hungarian handball Federation, Laszlo Sinka decided to resign from this position at the next General Meeting, which will be held at 24th of June. Former Secretary General of national handball organisation, spent 16 years on this position, after he became President in 2009.Hungary organised Women’s EHF EURO in 2004 and got the new Women’s competition in cooperation with Croatia – EURO 2014.For his successor, Sinka recomended Vetesi Ivan.Fotó: Czagány Balá ← Previous Story Robert Gunnarsson stays in Rhein Neckar Lowen Next Story → Lasse Boesen goes home to KIF Kolding read more

Bezjak and Weber stays in SC Magdeburg until 2017

German handballhandball transfersMagdeburgmarko bezjakmarko onetorobert weberSC Magdeburg SC Magdeburg struggling to find a way back to the TOP of German handball. Legendary team, twice a Champions Cup and EHF CL winner (2002) still is far away from the “TOP 5” of DKB Bundesliga.  “Gladiators” are currently on 7th position, far away from the battle for EHF Cl place, but still there are some players who showed that can play on the highest possible level.SCM Management has extended the contracts with Slovenian playmaker Marko Bezjak (ex player of Gorenje) and Austrian right wing, Robert Weber until 2017.Chilean line-player Marco Oneto will leave the team at the end of the season. Ex-Barca member came to Germany after season in Hungarian MVM MKB Veszprem. ← Previous Story Danish Cup F4 in Aarhus: KIF Kolding look for a trophy Next Story → TOP 10 stories on in February! read more

Transcending war borders

first_imgHatice Demir, daughter of the late Turkish war veteran, Adil Sahin recently revealed to the ABC that her father’s survival during the Gallipoli campaign was thanks to a Greek soldier.Following the end of the campaign, Mr Sahin went on to serve in Saudi Arabia where he was captured by English soldiers. “One of the soldiers, he was from this village [Eceabat], he was Greek and he remembered them, and helped three of them to escape,” Mrs Demir recalls from her father’s stories. One of the three last surviving war veterans, Mr Sahin appeared in Chris Masters and Harvey Broadbent’s iconic Four Corners documentary The Fatal Shore. At 95, Mrs Demir still speaks of her father fondly, recalling how he was revered both by the family and the Eceabat community.“If someone asked him, he always was happy to talk about the war but he never did at home,” Mrs Demir recalls. In his documentary appearance, Mr Sahin explains the war in simple terms, clarifying that as a soldier, he did not feel any hatred towards his opponents.“Their duty was to come invade, ours was to defend,” said Mr Sahin. “So they came and we fought, then they went. No, I never hated them. Never.”Source: ABC Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more