Apple Patent Hints at a GoPro Style Camera

first_imgApple’s latest patent showcases a GoPro style camera. Is this Apple’s next hardware play or simply an IP that will be Frankensteined into other products?Late Tuesday afternoon GoPro’s stock took a dive. What caused this sudden drop? Apple. Or rather, a patent that Apple was awarded. What’s really interesting is that the patent is based on an IP Apple received from the Kodak deal just a little less than 2 years ago.Here is a screenshot from the patent from TechCrunch:What We Know about the Apple PatentThe tech drawings still showcase Kodak’s logo. It also states that this camera can cover multiple angles, in multiple directions. It can also be mounted to multiple threaded options (the patent says the camera has various thread points around it).What separates Apple’s camera from the GoPro is the fact that it can be controlled via the iPhone, iPad and iWatch. Controlling this camera can happen in real-time, as it assumably doesn’t have the latency issues that the GoPro has in certain instances when being used with the iPhone or iPad.One thing to remember is that Apple files patents a lot. They also acquire intellectual property with the purpose of integrating them into other products. Whether Apple ever actually comes out with a camera is up in the air, but it’s interesting to see this patent awarded to them. Once the waves have settled people should expect the GoPro shares go back to normal (they’re already on the upswing).Now for Something Completely DifferentSomething that isn’t being talked about that much is another patent that Apple received recently. This patent, while not having anything to do with film/video production, may have an impact on the way you operate your Mac computer.  What would you think if Apple allowed users to control their Macs like Tom Cruise in Minority Report?In 2013, we profiled the Leap Motion Controller and demonstrated how it allows you to edit your videos with hand motions. Obviously, this method of video editing hasn’t been widely adopted – and we’d put our bets that it never will. That said, there may be some unique uses for this technology, especially if Apple has taken the time to file the IP on it. Check out this article by the Daily Mail and these two images from the USPTO filing by Apple. What are your thoughts on these Apple filings? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

Using the Track Select Forward Tool in DaVinci Resolve 15

first_imgLearning a new application can mean spending hours stumped by usability issues. Here’s one we found in Resolve — and how to fix it.Every so often, we run across an issue that doesn’t have an apparent answer, partly because we’re not too sure what’s causing the problem. There’s one issue in Resolve that, when I was new to the platform, boggled me for hours, and that’s selecting multiple clips at once from the playheads position using the track select forward shortcut.If familiar with Premiere Pro, you’re likely familiar with this button:It’s the handy Track Select Tool, which allows you to move the contents of an entire track forward from the position of the playhead. You can also move multiple tracks by holding shift and selecting a different track. It’s an efficient way of moving multiple clips on numerous tracks forward or backward, without selecting all clips. As is the case in Resolve, if we were to select all clips (Ctrl+A) in the image below, we would be unable to move the clips back because track one already has clips that reach the start of the timeline, which acts as a wall.However, if we were to track-select Video 2 and Audio 1 and 2, we could then move all clips back to the desired position.We could, in theory, also hold shift and highlight the desired clips across the tracks to move them backward or forward. However, if you have a long timeline with multiple clips, that’s a recipe for disaster. I could happily sing the praises of Resolve’s user interface and design mechanics all day long. It’s very user-friendly, but every so often, I do run into a feature that could perform better. Selecting clips forward and backward is the heel today.In Resolve, we don’t exactly have a tool icon to select, nor is it available using the trim tool, but you can perform the operation by using a keyboard shortcut — which is Y or Ctrl+Y to select all clips back from the playhead position. However, as you can see in the GIF below, look what happens when I hit Y and Ctrl+Y after selecting the track region I want to move forward:The clips on the track above become selected, and the clips on track one, the track I selected, have been omitted from the process. This is because the track above is currently the designated video track, meaning if I were to insert a clip from the source viewer, it would appear on the secondary track. We can see that it’s the destination track because of the orange square active on the track header. So, even though I have selected track one because it’s not the active destination track, the select clips forward function does not work the way I need it to. To move the clips forward for the first video track, which is confusingly also called V1, you have to change the destination track — which you can do so by selecting the V1 button.A secondary issue when using these shortcuts is when you want to move clips forward from all tracks, which you do by pressing Alt+Y, or Ctrl+ALT+Y to select all tracks backward from your position. One would think that as you’re selecting all the tracks, there wouldn’t be an issue with having a designated video track as you’re selecting multiple. Yet, as you can see below, when hitting Alt+Y, only the clips from the one video track are selected.Why is this? Well, unlike having an active video track destination, this is now a result of autoselect (if you are unfamiliar with autoselect, you can read about that feature here). In the example, you can see that I don’t have autoselect active on any of the tracks. Therefore, to track-select all tracks, I need to activate autoselect. At first, this seems like a hindrance. However, it was designed this way — if you need to select all tracks except two, you can omit those two tracks by deselecting autoselect.So, the tl;dr:To change the track that you want to use the track select tool on, you have to change the designated video or audio track.To select multiple tracks, you have to turn autoselect on. Lewis McGregor is a certified DaVinci Resolve Trainer.Looking for more articles on DaVinci Resolve? Check these out.DaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — The Edit ToolsDaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — The Edit PageDaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — The Media PageColor Grading: Working with the Hue vs. Curves in DaVinci ResolveRevive Your Footage With Resolve 15’s Automatic Dirt Repair and Dust Buster Toolslast_img read more

#InquirerSeven: Things to know about Jeff Horn

first_img2. He is an Olympian Pacquiao is usually given the de facto home court advantage, be it in Las Vegas or Dallas. This time, however, the Pacman will walk inside Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium facing a hometown hero.Horn was born in Brisbane on Feb. 4, 1988 and has resided in his birthplace ever since.Come Battle of Brisbane, it’s safe to say that there will be more than 50,000 people in support of their boxing son.ADVERTISEMENT Both fighters are family men, and both also have lovable dogs.Quite some time ago, Pacquiao’s pooch Pacman reached headlines when it dogged the Filipino icon during his runs. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Horn was called “gay” constantly during his growing up years.The verbal abuse held so much magnitude that the young Horn almost thought of suicide.“I got called ‘gay’ a lot. Words like that shouldn’t hurt me, but I was a kid. It cuts deep, especially when it’s every day. You don’t know how to stop it,” Horn told Sydney Morning Herald.“Day by day, it takes a bit of you. I know the lows you can feel. I’ve had those feelings, like suicidal thoughts. I can remember some days that I felt that because of the bullying.”6. Like Pacquiao, Horn also has a canine companion What ‘missteps’? Beneath his enigmatic identity is a man who battled demons en route to becoming a professor of the beautiful sport.Despite owning WBO and IBF’s secondary titles, Horn is still considered an unknown in comparison to the icons Pacquaio has faced.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSo to shine a little bit more of the spotlight on Horn, here are seven tidbits about the Aussie.1. Horn is Brisbane’s own son Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Juggling life as a schoolteacher and as a professional boxer can take a toll, and Horn does that looking for flushes, full houses, and pairs.As per Ring Magazine, Horn’s concept of a vice is playing poker. And that’s only his vice.Horn hasn’t forgotten his nerdy side as he regularly, according to The Australian, plays Monopoly every Saturday.He also likes to play a role-playing board game called Settlers of Catan. Horn, too, has a dog and it’s name is Lexie who, according to The Australian, likes to hang by Horn’s legs whenever the Aussie fighter watches television.7. Horn’s vice is poker Growing up, Horn wasn’t the fighter Australians now adore.He was the one wearing the glasses and playing board games and with such silence, Horn became a target of bullying.According to a story from The Australian, Horn was the victim of a lopsided beating when 30 bullies ganged up on him after school.Horn stood up against a bully, and what he got was a physical beatdown that changed his life.This harrowing experience led Horn to take up boxing and he’s then used that bullying episode every time he steps inside the squared circle.5. He got called ‘gay’ growing up LATEST STORIES Ross wins Best Player award; Rhodes top importcenter_img Horn’s pathway to professional boxing was his short, but memorable, run in the 2012 London Olympics.The Aussie had three fights in the London Games, taking dominating wins against Gilbert Choombe of Zambia, 19-5, and Abderazzak Houya of Tunisia, 17-11.Horn, however, fell to Ukrainian Denys Berinchyk, 21-13, in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Horn holds a Bachelor of Education degree to teach secondary school from Griffith University and he’s also worked at a child care center.4. A victim of bullying Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Boxer Jeff Horn of Australia poses for a photo following a press conference with Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines in Brisbane, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Pacquiao, is putting his WBO belt on the line Sunday, July 2, against the 29-year-old Horn. (AP Photo/John Pye)Australian pugilist Jeff Horn does not have the same notoriety as Manny Pacquiao’s previous opponents.Horn, whose “The Hornet” nickname gives him some semblance of flare, actually isn’t a typical run of the mill boxer.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend 3. He’s a teacher Horn has built an impressive boxing resume going undefeated, 16-0-1, and strapping himself with the WBO and IBF Inter-Continental welterweight titles.He’s also the no.2 welterweight under WBO and on July 2 has a chance to become the World champion as he battles Pacquiao (59-6-2).Outside of his expanding boxing career, though, Horn rolls up his sleeves and tightens his tie for his job as a high school teacher.last_img read more

Nationals in Comeback Over Mets

first_imgWASHINGTON  — Michael Taylor had a tying two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning, Danny Espinosa followed with an RBI double and the Washington Nationals rallied from three runs down to beat the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday.In danger of having their lead over the Mets in the NL East cut to one game, Taylor drove in the Nationals’ first run in the fourth with a single off Noah Syndergaard to make it 3-1.After a wild pitch from Bobby Parnell (1-1) put runners on second and third in the eighth, Taylor ripped a full-count fastball to left to tie it. Taylor then stole second base before Espinosa put Washington in position to take two of three from the Mets and open a three-game lead in the division.Drew Storen struck out the side in the ninth for his 29th save. Matt Thornton (1-0) pitched the eighth for the win.Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a two-run double and Kevin Plawecki an RBI single in the fourth to give the Mets a 3-0 lead against Jordan Zimmermann.Zimmermann allowed seven hits and three runs in seven innings. He struck out six without a walk.The Nationals got one back in the bottom half, when Ian Desmond, who reached base all four times, singled and scored on Taylor’s two-out hit.Washington still stranded 10 runners from the second through the seventh innings.Syndergaard gave up five hits and a run in five innings. He walked five and struck out four.TRAINER’S ROOMMets: LF Michael Cuddyer (left knee) didn’t start for a third straight day. “The only way it’s really going to get better is with long-term rest,” manager Terry Collins said. Cuddyer pinch hit in the ninth Tuesday. He walked and scored.Nationals: 3B Yunel Escobar appeared to injure his left wrist swinging the bat in the second inning. He stayed in the game for one more pitch then took himself out. He was replaced by Dan Uggla. . RHP Stephen Strasburg, out since straining his left oblique on July 4, is set to throw batting practice Friday. . OF Jayson Werth, sidelined since May 15 with a broken left wrist, played nine innings in a rehab game Tuesday. INF Anthony Rendon, out since June 24 with a strained quadriceps, had five rehab at-bats Tuesday. . An MRI of David Carpenter’s injured right shoulder was negative, but the reliever had an anti-inflammatory injection that will keep him from throwing for two or three days. He went on the disabled list on July 17.UP NEXTMets: RHP Bartolo Colon (9-8, 4.86 ERA) opens a four-game series Thursday against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers. Colon is 0-3 with a 4.68 ERA in three starts in July.Nationals: LHP Doug Fister (3-5, 4.30) starts the opener of a four-game series at Pittsburgh Thursday. Fister is 1-4 with a 4.29 ERA since returning from a forearm injury on June 18.DAVID ELFIN TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Deepak Chahar hopeful of another chance after ordinary ODI debut

first_imgDeepak Chahar had a forgetful ODI debut in the Asia Cup after he was brought in a replacement for the injured Hardik Pandya.Chahar though is aiming to cement his place in the national team in white ball cricket and be counted as a new-ball bowler who is also handy with the bat.”I can bat too. I was drafted in as a replacement for Hardik Pandya in the Asia Cup.”So I want to prove myself as a batsman also. I want to be the all-rounder in the side who can bowl with the new ball. I want to train myself in such a manner that if selectors want a new ball bowler, they pick me, and also if they want an all-rounder they pick me,” Chahar told IANS on the sidelines of a Vijay Hazare Trophy match in Chennai.Rajasthan are in Elite Group C of the 50-over domestic meet.Chahar said he would look to make the most of the batting opportunities in the Indian Premier League (IPL) next year to further establish himself.”I got runs in one of the IPL matches. Mahi bhai (as Chennai Super Kings skipper M.S. Dhoni is fondly called) sent me up the order. This year, I hope to get more opportunities with the bat to prove myself. The team gets balance when a fast bowler bats well too.”This is a terrific Indian side. You are always expected to behave like the No.1 side in the dressing room. Look at the options the team has and the depth in squad. It won’t be easy for me to be a regular,” he said.advertisementChahar replaced injured all-rounder Pandya in the Asia Cup which India won. Chahar made an unimpressive debut against Afghanistan under Dhoni’s captaincy, with figures of 4-0-37-1.Earlier, the 26-year old made his Twenty20 debut in England, finishing with 1/43 in his four overs.”The start was not good. But I will hope to get another chance,” said Chahar, expected to make the limited overs squad for the West Indies series at home.”I am working really hard. The IPL has helped me a lot. When IPL was not there, debutants used to feel the pressure playing in front of big crowds. But with the IPL, you have already experienced that pressure before making coming into the international circuit,” he said.Since making his debut in the Ranji Trophy at the age of 18 and dismantling the Hyderabad batting line-up for just 21 — Chahar picked 8 for 10 and finished the season with 30 wickets — a spate of injuries put him off the radar for a while.It was only in the IPL under Dhoni that Chahar reached his true potential. First, he played for Rising Pune Supergiants before moving to CSK, where he was a vital cog of the title-winning team. He picked up 10 wickets at an average of 27.80.”He (Dhoni) used me so well in the IPL and he is always effusive in praise of me. When Dhoni bhaiya speaks highly of someone, people take it seriously. He made me play all the matches and later told me that he wanted that.”He had told the management that Deepak will play every game. That matters a lot. We won the IPL and performing in the IPL matters. I have been doing well in domestic cricket since a long time. If you have to play for India, you have to also do well in the IPL and show that you can handle pressure,” Chahar said about Dhoni’s influence in his fledgling career.Asked about the presence of Pandya as an all-rounder already in the side, Chahar said the former is an asset for the team going into the World Cup.”He is an asset and he cannot be replaced. He is a big hitting batsman and I feel looking ahead to the World Cup, Hardik is a vital cog in the team’s wheel. I am not competing with him.”I just want to improve my batting too so that the team management has more reasons to pick me. It is very difficult to break into this Indian limited overs side now. So I always have to look for opportunities to better my all round ability.”(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

India vs Pakistan: Vijay Shankar joins elite list with wicket off first ball in World Cups

first_imgVijay Shankar became only the third bowler to take a wicket off his first ball in World Cup history when he removed Imam-ul-Haq during the fifth over of Pakistan’s innings.Vijay Shankar emulated Malachi Jones of Bermuda and Ian Harvey of Australia. Jones had sent back Indian opener Robin Uthappa back to the pavilion, on the first ball he bowled in the World Cup, during 2007 edition of the tournament. Dwayne Leverock had pulled off a stunner while fielding at the first slip versus India.Ian Harvey had also struck off his first ball of World Cup against Pakistan, as he accounted for the wicket for Saleem Elahi during Australia’s group clash against Pakistan.Shankar was brought to complete Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s over after he walked off the field mid-over during the second innings of India’s match against Pakistan. Kumar slipped in the footholes while delivering the ball and appeared to pick up hamstring niggle.Remarkably, Shankar took the wicket of Imam-ul-Haq with his first delivery, before Kumar had even managed to climb the stairs to the India dressing room. Earlier, after being put to bat, India rode on Rohit Sharma’s 140 and Virat Kohli’s 77 to post a mammoth 336/5 off 50 overs against Pakistan in their 4th match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup at Old Trafford.The rain has interrupted play in the much-anticipated World Cup match. The play was halted for nearly an hour after India had crossed 300 at Old Trafford on Sunday. The Pakistan chase was also delayed after another light shower.advertisementAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Virat Kohli wasn’t out but he walked off. Here’s what could have happenedAlso Read | India vs Pakistan (IND vs PAK) Innings Summary, ICC World Cup 2019: Rohit and Kohli bully Pakistan attackAlso See:last_img read more

Anonymous NFL Scouts Torn on Mason Rudolph’s NFL Potential

first_imgNFL Draft Twitter has been all over the board about Mason Rudolph and his ceiling as a quarterback in the NFL.Some scouts and prognosticators have dubbed him a lock to be a top-5 pick, while others — including anonymous scouts who weighed in on a poll for a story that run on Tuesday on Sports Illustrated — have been more bearish.Almost every media outlet has tabbed Rudolph as a top-5 candidate to win the Heisman Trophy at this stage in the season. But as for his NFL upside? Well, let’s just say AFC and area scouts feel his production won’t translate to the next level.“He’s O.K.,” said one AFC scouting director. “He’s playing in a great, quarterback-friendly offense. Probably has a top 10-caliber group of receivers. Gundy is a great coach and does an outstanding job with that offense. I’m not sold on him as a top guy . . . He’s a decent athlete. He’s tough and runs that offense well. But not sure the video game numbers he’s gonna put up this year will translate to the NFL.”“He’s got good size,” was the positive an AFC personnel exec found before echoing the sentiment, “but his arm strength is lacking and he’s inconsistent with his accuracy.” [Sports Illustrated]Another scout — an area scout (and, of course, anonymous) — went as far as to say that Rudolph might have to go several days before getting the call from an NFL team.Added an area scout: “Not as good as the media wants everyone to believe; he’s a Day 3 guy. His accuracy isn’t as good as the numbers show—his receivers make a lot of tough catches for him. Arm strength is adequate, not tops. What’s the difference between him and Bryce Petty?” [Sports Illustrated]Bryce Petty, huh? No kidding?While it’s way too early to start projecting the NFL Draft order just three games into the season, I also think it’s way too early to dub Rudolph a system QB and Petty-look-alike. The guy’s been a starter and productive player for three-and-a-half years!Rudolph might be in a productive system that gives him opportunities he might not have in a pro-style system, but to say he’ll be a Day 3 guy (rounds 4-7) seems a bit far-fetched. But it’s clear his NFL Draft stock will be a topic of debate for much of the season as the Cowboys march towards Big 12 title contention.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Big 12 Changes: Bob Bowlsby Extended through June 2025, David Boren Retiring

first_imgOn Friday, the Big 12 announced that its Board of Directors has come to an agreement with Bob Bowlsby that would keep the current league commissioner in office until June 30, 2025.The contract ends the same day that the leagues’s current grant of media rights agreement expires. The Big 12’s schools are tied together until then and are apparently riding with Bowlsby to take them to or through whatever occurs down the road.Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder talked about Bowlsby’s extension.“I’m extremely excited to know that we’re solidified at the top for the foreseeable future,” said Holder. “I think that bodes well for our conference in these turbulent times. So I’m looking forward to that and I think we’re blessed to have him.”Bowlsby replaced Dan Beebe as the conference’s fourth commissioner in 2012. He will be 73 when this new contract expires. And he’s confident in the league’s prospects moving forward.“I’ve been with the Big 12 for a little more than five years and we’ve had our challenges but we’ve also had our successes,” said Bowlsby. “I like the institutions that I work with. I like my colleagues here at the Big 12 office and the contract is coming to a close so we had to either extend it or decide that we weren’t going to extend it.“I’m pleased that we have, and I’m looking forward to the next eight years leading the conference and looking forward to the things that we’ll achieve.”The news that Bowlsby is staying put comes just two days after University of Oklahoma president David Boren announced that he would retire at the end of the current 2017-18 school year. The former U.S. senator and Oklahoma governor took the over as university president in 1994. Earlier this year, Boren stepped down as Chairman of the Big 12’s Board of Directors.Boren is widely considered to have been one of the loudest voices in the room when it comes to the conference’s decision making — and he’s never shied away from offering his opinion. This has made him a polarizing figure.On one hand, he was one of those in favor of the Big 12’s expansion that never was and was instrumental in the football championship game that will debut this season. He also pushed for a Big 12 Network (which also never came to fruition). But he said things he probably shouldn’t have, as well. He infamously called the Big 12 “psychologically disadvantaged” and always seemed on the edge of lighting a match that led to the powder keg.It’s hard to say what effect his departure will have on the conference as a whole, but the league will certainly look elsewhere for an unofficial (and official) spokesperson, and that might not be a bad thing. Boren said this week that he’s leaving behind a Big 12 with some hope (sort of).“If it’s able to flourish and have good athletic records … it’s doing well very well financially, within striking distance of any conference, ahead of two or three of the other Power 5 conferences,” Boren told the Oklahoman. I think there’s still a possible bright future for the Big 12 Conference.”Neither of these men have ever injected the Big 12 with the juice the conference could use. Now one is retiring and one is signing up for several more years. Bowlsby’s powers as Big 12 commish are probably a bit overstated as he normally just facilitates what athletic directors and presidents of universities pine for. And OU has always been the co-captain of that ship along with Texas. That’s what you get to do when you’re worth a combined $2 billion.The reality here is that when it comes to Oklahoma State, whoever is hired as the next president in Norman could have a long-lasting impact on what happens to the Cowboys in the future.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Hazard emerging as Bundesliga star

first_imgThorgan Hazard Thorgan Hazard emerging as Bundesliga star at Gladbach Peter McVitie Last updated 1 year ago 01:00 11/25/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Thorgan Hazard Borussia Monchengladbach Getty Borussia M’gladbach Borussia M’gladbach v Bayern München Bundesliga Bayern München The 24-year-old has been the most productive player for Dieter Hecking’s side this season as they push for a European spot If Thorgan Hazard has ever felt stuck in his brother’s shadow, he can be assured he is breaking out into a light of his own at Borussia Monchengladbach.The 24-year-old winger’s career has gone on a different trajectory to Eden’s since they moved from France to Chelsea in 2012. While one immediately cemented himself as a Premier League star, the other saw his time in London come to an end without a first-team appearance in three years.In his two seasons with Zulte Waregem and a loan made permanent at Gladbach, the younger Hazard’s development has continued and he is thriving in the Bundesliga this term. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The most productive attacking player for a side sitting fourth in the table and hopeful of a European spot, he is back on the road to top-flight stardom.Thorgan Hazard ENAlthough he failed to get a goal or assist in his first three games of the season, he deserved more for his efforts as he stayed lively around the box and helped build attacks. His persistence has been rewarded in recent weeks, having been involved in a goal in each of his last five games.Dangerous as he moves into the centre to send team-mates through with neat passes from around the box, only four players have created more chances in the Bundesliga, though he has just three assists in the league and DFB-Pokal.As a winger, he often stays out wide and whips crosses in, but he is also a direct threat. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Robert Lewandowski are the only Bundesliga players who have had more shots, and he is not reckless with his attempts either – only eight of his 35 have come from outside the box. While all but two of his five goals have been penalties, he has been unlucky in the box at times. GFX Info Thorgan Hazard Bundesliga“He likes to play with his style, he’s very strong and a persevering player who can always create situations, so I’m thrilled with Toto this season,” coach Hecking told Rheinische Post.It makes Hazard suitable for many attacking positions. He is Gladbach’s best winger regardless of which side he plays on – he started the season on the left but was moved to the right in recent weeks – and has filled in as an attacking midfielder and striker. It allows Hecking to adjust their style during matches, just as he did at Hertha Berlin last week.Hazard held his position on the right in the first half – in which he scored a penalty – but was freed up to move inside in the second period before sticking to the left wing for the final 15 minutes as they went on to seal a 4-2 win.As Die Fohlen sit fourth in the German top flight ahead of Saturday’s game with leaders Bayern Munich, Hazard is crucial to their hopes of narrowing the eight-point gap.He was linked with Arsenal in the summer and his form this season has made the presence of a Chelsea buy-back option on his deal a big talking point, and a return to Stamford Bridge does not seem impossible to Hazard.“I don’t even know if there is a buy-back clause,” he said. “My father is taking care of this now. Sometimes I hear that there is one. Here, they’re saying there isn’t.“It’s not that I don’t care but I don’t even think about it… If Chelsea want me, they’ll pay for my transfer and just pick me up. The clause is only a detail.”His current contract lasts until 2019, but there is an option for a further year and he is concentrated only on shining for Hecking’s team instead of considering another move.“At the moment, I’m good here. I’m not busy with a transfer,” he told Het Laatste Nieuws. “I still have time. It’s not like I’m 30 and want to discover something new. We will see what happens in the coming years.”Thorgan Hazard Borussia MonchengladbachThorgan Hazard BelgiumAt this rate, he could grow into a talisman for Gladbach as they look to mix among the Bundesliga’s top-four teams and has set his sights on becoming more productive. Modest about his potential, he doesn’t expect to reach the same heights as his brother.“I think there is still a gap between us. And I think there will always be a gap between us,” he told Onze Mondial.“Already, there is one who plays for Chelsea and is one of the best players in the world. And there is one who tries to be one of the best players on his team. Quite simply. In a Bundesliga team. It’s good, but you have to be reasonable. Everyone has their place.”One place he expects to be given is in Belgium’s squad for the World Cup. Although a three-year absence followed his 2013 national team debut, Hazard has become a regular in the squad this year and is earning more playing time under Roberto Martinez.Last month, he scored his first Rode Duivels goal and completed 90 minutes for the first time against Cyprus, then played the full match against Japan.”If I’m not in the final squad at this moment, then I will be even more disappointed, because my performances have improved and my status in the national team has changed over the past few months,” he said.He is yet to cement himself as a crucial player, but he has time to climb up the ranks of Belgium’s squad for the competition if he continues to progress.Eden’s level as an elite star may be beyond him, but Thorgan is certainly carving out an impressive career for himself in Germany.last_img read more

Pep Guardiola happy as Man City repeat ‘Fergie time’ trick against West Ham

first_img Manchester City and David Silva dig deep to break Hart-less West Ham Pep Guardiola Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Topics Manchester City Share on Twitter West Ham United Pep Guardiola praised Manchester City’s increasing ability to win in “Fergie time” after West Ham United were beaten by David Silva’s 83rd-minute strike, to make it three successive matches his side have served up a late, late show in the manner of Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson.The victory was a 13th straight league win, to equal the all-time single‑season top-flight record most recently achieved by Arsenal in 2001-02- and Chelsea last term as Guardiola’s side maintained an eight-point lead over United. Premier League news Reuse this content Alex Ferguson Read more Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Share on Facebook After Huddersfield Town and Southampton were beaten in City’s previous two games thanks to Raheem Sterling’s strikes, the City manager was asked if his side now have their own version of “Fergie time”.Guardiola said: “If we can take something about the Fergie time, it is welcome, a pleasure. I heard about the Fergie time. I was not here in that period but of course you have to have that. What we show in the last games is we never give up. The opponent doesn’t want to play. They just want to defend. I understand. I am not judging but it is difficult. Always they have 10 players behind the ball. Hopefully in the future opponents can want to play. Today I learned a bit like a manager to tackle it different. We don’t normally play with two strikers and two wingers but we did so it is a lesson.”City had fallen behind to Angelo Ogbonna’s header 60 seconds before the break but Nicolás Otamendi equalised on 57 minutes before Silva struck.While City next play United at Old Trafford in Sunday’s 175th Manchester derby, West Ham’s defeat means David Moyes has claimed only one point from his four matches in charge. Yet despite his team being second bottom on 10 points, three adrift of the last safe spot, he is not contemplating relegation. “I always think we will get away. I don’t think we will be in trouble,” Moyes said. “I think we have a good team, good players. I thought the effort and energy of the players will give us a real chance.“I really want the football to be attacking but we are playing against a team that we can hardly get the ball so what are you going to do? There will be a lot of teams will find it a struggle to get the ball off them,” he said.last_img read more

a month agoBayern Munich midfielder Coutinho hints Barcelona return unlikely

first_imgBayern Munich midfielder Coutinho hints Barcelona return unlikelyby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich midfielder Philippe Coutinho has hinted he’s ready to cut ties with Barcelona.Currently on-loan at Bayern, Coutinho says staying long-term in Munich is an option.He stated: “Stay longer in Bayern? Nobody can predict what will happen next year. It depends on many factors. “All I can say is that this year, I will work hard to achieve all our goals. Personally, I want to play a good season. “And then we’ll see where that leads.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

21 days agoChelsea hero Hasselbaink: Abraham should target Kane’s England place

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea hero Hasselbaink: Abraham should target Kane’s England placeby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea hero Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says Tammy Abraham should push to replace Tottenham ace Harry Kane as England’s No9.The in-form 22-year-old, who has scored seven goals in seven games for Frank Lampard’s side, was named in the England squad on Thursday for the European Qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.”As a young boy when you dream of being a footballer you want to play at the highest level and the highest level is England,” Hasselbaink told Sky Sports News.”He has been called up. He is going to get the chance and he has to compare himself with the best [striker] and that is Kane at the moment.”He has to try to get Kane’s position. It is not easy but that is going to be the next step. He has been invited for the England national squad. Now can you make that place yours?”The only way is to do well for Chelsea, keep on scoring and when you go with England show that you can do it on that level as well.” last_img read more

ESPN Names Georgia’s Biggest Concern For 2019

first_imgGeorgia's live mascot Uga on the field attached to a leash.JACKSONVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 28: The Georgia Bulldogs mascot ‘Uga’ barks in the end zone during a game against the Florida Gators at Alltel Stadium on October 28, 2006 in Jacksonville, Florida. Florida defeated Georgia 21-14. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)After blowing a lead to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game and being upset by Texas in the Sugar Bowl, it’s safe to say the Georgia Bulldogs were not pleased with how the 2018 campaign ended.Heading into the 2019 season, ESPN believes its identified Georgia’s biggest issue as the team tries to rebound.According to ESPN writer Alex Scarborough, the Bulldogs will need to work quickly to identify replacements for four top skill position players who left early for the 2019 NFL draft.Underclassmen Riley Ridley, Mecole Hardman, Isaac Nauta, and Elijah Holyfield have all declared for the NFL draft. As a result, Georgia will go into 2019 without its second leading rusher and top three receivers.Having quarterback Jake Fromm back for another season is great, but what about the cast of characters surrounding him? Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney left for Tennessee, and two of his top wideouts, Riley Ridley and Mecole Hardman, have declared for the NFL draft. So did tight end Isaac Nauta and running back Elijah Holyfield. The only good news is that other than center Lamont Gaillard, everyone on the line should be back.Ridley, Hardman, and Nauta combined for 1,532 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns on 108 total receptions – roughly half of the team’s aerial offense.Holyfield split carries with sophomore D’Andre Swift, and averaged 6.4 yards per carry for 1,018 yards on the season.While the Bulldogs have already received letters of intent from several top skill position players in the country, it looks like Kirby Smart’s team will be a little short on experience next year.[ESPN]last_img read more

TGIF shopping: Askov Finlayson opens flagship location

first_img The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain Portion Control: The Best Meal Prep Containers on the Market 1. Askov Finlayson 2. Askov Finlayson 3. Askov Finlayson 4. Askov Finlayson 5. Askov Finlayson 6. Askov Finlayson 7. Askov Finlayson 8. Askov Finlayson 9. Askov Finlayson Editors’ Recommendations How to Shave With a Straight Razorcenter_img Men’s apparel brand Askov Finlayson is celebrating the opening of their new flagship location at their home base of Minneapolis, Minnesota.The new space–located adjacent to their current home–offers double the square footage, all the proof needed to showcase AF’s tremendous growth over the past four years. Alongside their expanded collection of products, they also offers an assortment of local, American, and global brands.RELATED: SHRINE CO’S BAGS ARE A PERFECT FIT FOR FOOTWEAR ENTHUSIASTS“It’s exciting to see the brand come to life as a physical environment,” says Eric Dayton, who co-founded AF with his brother, Andrew, in 2011. “Everything from the color of the millwork to the small brass detailing in the floor looks and feels like us. We’ll be creating a coffee and sandwich shop in the old space that will open this fall, and the courtyard will provide cafe seating during the day. And then we’re retrofitting an old Airstream trailer that will go into the back of the outdoor area next spring. In the evenings, the trailer’s hatch will pop open and the courtyard will transform into a beer garden. I love the blending of the indoor and outdoor spaces and it will be fun to see the way the café, beer garden, and store all interact together.”Additionally, the store will feature Warby Parker at Askov Finlayson (their first retail presence in Minnesota), a 250-square-foot showroom offering the brand’s full collection of frames.“I met the Warby Parker founders through a mutual friend when they were MBA students at Wharton and I was at Stanford Business School,” says Dayton. “We had talked about a Minneapolis partnership early on, but Askov Finlayson’s previous space was too small for any kind of shop-in-shop. [Warby Parker co-founder and co-CEO] Neil Blumenthal brought the idea back up about a year ago, just as we were considering expanding. The timing was perfect and Warby Parker fits beautifully into the new store.”In addition to the new store, AF also recently introduced shorts and swim trunks. “Manual readers will love the cadet/navy two-tone color combination; it’s my favorite. I’m also really excited about the new colors that Frost River did just for our store. They’ve become famous for making all their products in only one color: field tan. And so for the first time their great bags are available through us in navy blue, forest green, and a really nice medium grey.”Be sure to check out Askov Finlayson’s new flagship store at 204 North 1st Street in Minneapolis or shop online here. The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall last_img read more

Seanergy Unlocks USD 114 Mn from Vessel Refinancing

first_imgzoom Dry bulk vessel-owner Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. has refinanced a credit facility for one of its Capesize bulkers via a new senior loan.The company said that a USD 35.4 million loan was settled under an early termination agreement with the lender for USD 24 million.The settlement amount of USD 24 million was obtained from an unnamed European bank and from financing arrangements with a company affiliated with the company’s sponsor, Seaenergy added.“The closing of the previously announced refinancing is a further positive step forward for Seanergy. This series of transactions has resulted in an USD 11.4 million equity accretion for our shareholders which represents the unlocking of value equal to approximately 25% of our current market value. We will continue to look for opportunities in the market to execute on,” Stamatis Tsantanis, the Company’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, said.The USD 11.4 million gain and equity accretion will be recorded in the financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2017.Following the settlement closing, the company’s pro-forma equity and total capitalization, are estimated to be USD 46.1 million and USD 267.1 million, respectively.The Athens-based company currently owns a fleet of eleven dry bulk carriers, consisting of nine Capesizes and two Supramaxes, with a combined cargo-carrying capacity of around 1.68 million DWT.last_img read more

Walk The Red Carpet With Will Smith And Help The Cesar Millan

first_imgIt does not get any bigger than walking the red carpet with superstar Will Smith AND what some call the royal family of Hollywood – or perhaps you’re just looking forward to M. Night Shyamalan’s new action-packed film, After Earth, starring none other than Will Smith and his son, Jaden Smith! is now offering Smith Family fans everywhere the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be the biggest star in Hollywood and walk the red carpet alongside Will Smith and his family. For this week only, you get the chance to fly out to New York City on May 29th (hotel and airfare included) to walk the red carpet with Hollywood’s favorite family and attend the premiere of their new movie, After Earth.Here’s how it’s possible – offers everyone the opportunity to engage in once-in-a-lifetime experiences with celebrities, athletes and the world’s greatest thinkers with the proceeds benefiting a social cause. By visiting, you’ll make a $5 donation to enter for your chance to meet the Smith Family, benefiting the The Cesar Millan Foundation, where every dollar you donate helps save the lives of shelter dogs.Now, what are you waiting for? Act fast because the contest closes THIS FRIDAY, May 17th, 2013.last_img read more

Music is like a way of life for me

first_imgRead to know what Jubin Nautiyal has to say about the project, his approach towards music and a lot more: Coming from a small town, what have been your aspirations from music as a career? Music has been more like a way of living life for me. Even if I was not as big as I am now, even if was working in a corporate office, I would still be singing as a hobby. So the idea of pursuing music as a profession was a generic thought. Do you follow a fixed pattern of how a song has to be sung, or try, improvise and modify it at the time of your performance? Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold SchwarzeneggerWhen I go inside the studio to dub a song, I completely leave myself outside. I enter inside as a clean slate. I am not stuck on how I want to sing. Whenever I am working with composers, usually they give me a lot of freedom because they are obviously working with me for my style of singing. But I definitely try to understand how they are composing the song, how they are hearing it, which makes a lot of difference. ‘Cinema shapes the outlook of society’, do you believe it is true for music too? Do you think with music you can bring a change? Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap upI believe many times music shapes the outlook of cinema. There are so many films made nowadays that are based on music. There are so many projects for which the director scores the music before going ahead with the script. So, it all goes hand in hand. Sometimes lyrics come first or the melody does. What matters is how everything blends together as a product. What’s new for the fans in your new MixTape project? This time, I have collaborated with Abhijit Vaghani and Shirley Setia. We have recreated three songs – ‘Ik Vaari’, ‘Tum Ho Toh’ and ‘Nadaan Parindey’. They all are nicely composed and we had fun shooting them. I hope my fans enjoy the presentation and music too. What do you feel about T-series’ initiative of recreating songs? I feel T-series’ MixTape is a new way to see Bollywood music all over again. In a time where recreations are enjoyed and celebrated, T-series is bringing about some songs which have had a crazy run when they were released. But again it is coming with such a different expression altogether, with different artists creating its own niche. It’s a unique concept. What are your future plans? I have always been an independent artist. So, this year I want to give some time to independent music.last_img read more

Saad Lemjerred Apologizes to Al Akhbar Photojournalist Who Accused Him of

Azrou – Saad Lemjerred, singer of the famous hit ‘Enty,’ has apologized to a photojournalist. He described the incident as being “regrettable” and thanked mediators for their contribution to end the dispute.“I express my deep regret about what happened, and I think my dispute with Morad Achabi could be set differently, without anger or tension… I do not feel any discomfort in apologizing to Mr.Achabi or to anyone else who could feel aggrieved by my behavior,” he said. The photojournalist accused the singer of aggression. Two versions clashed: Morad Achabi said that the artist attacked him and even tried to hit him with his car; on the other hand, Lemjerred said that he asked the journalist “politely” to delete the pictures.The singer’s agent denies Achabi’s version of the story and claims that the star is “a victim of his own success.” According to Sahifat Anas, the singer hit the reporter with his 4×4 before fleeing. “There is not even 5% of truth in this story. Saad Lemjerred was not the driver, and fortunately there are cameras in hotel Royal Mansour that filmed everything and can prove his innocence,” declared the agent.Achabi revealed the incident’s details to 360, explaining that it all began with a coincidence. “I went to the hotel for an interview when I came across Saad Lemjerred who was taking pictures with his fans. I then approached him to take a picture and introduce myself. When he learned that I am a journalist, he asked me to delete the photos, which I did immediately, but he insisted on deleting them himself,” he said.When the journalist said he couldn’t give him the camera, Lemjerred ordered his escorts to forcibly take it. The journalist eventually chased them to the car, trying to take his camera back, and that’s where the drama, according to his version, occurred.When asked about the details of the incident, Lemjerred’s agent preferred not to utter a word, explaining that “there will be soon a communication on the exact circumstances and consequences.” He describes the story of the journalist as nothing but “slandering and lies.”Who is telling truth?On June 27, Lemjerred’s agent published a press release in which he gives his full version of events, ensuring that the singer is not wanted by the police and that the journalist “had thrown himself on the car driven by another person,” and not Saad Lemjerred.“The star was surprised to see someone photographing him in such a curious and intrusive manner. He then asked him politely to delete some pictures in which he does not look so good. The photographer refused and started insulting Saad Lemjerred.”Edited by Katrina Bushko© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

GCC Satisfied with Strategic Partnership Between Morocco Jordan

Manama – Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) voiced, on Wednesday in Bahrain, their satisfaction with the progress made on the way of reinforcing the strategic partnership between the Kingdoms of Morocco and Jordan to serve the close fraternal relations between the GCC member states and the two brother countries.In a statement issued following its 37th summit, held on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Skheir Palace, under the chairmanship of King of Bahrain Hamad Ben Issa Al Khalifa, the GCC expressed its satisfaction with efforts made by the ministers council and the secretariat general to reinforce strategic partnerships with several countries and international groupings.In this regard, it called for the implementation of agreements concluded during meetings of action groups and joint committees. read more