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Man United’s key players ‘in our pockets’ – Jose Mourinho

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first_imgChelsea boss Jose Mourinho said Manchester United’s important players were “in our pockets” in a match that went “exactly” as they wanted.The Blues boss says his side have “almost” won the Premier League title after their 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge moved them 10 points clear at the top.United dominated possession and had more chances than the league leaders.Mourinho said: “We prepared for it to be like this. It was the game we wanted and expected.”Chelsea will be champions if they win at Arsenal and Leicester in their next two matches, having beaten third-placed United with a first-half goal from Eden Hazard.Visiting manager Louis van Gaal said it was his side’s “best display of the season” but Mourinho insists it was part of the game plan. “It was difficult, but less than you think,” he said. “Control their direct football to Marouane Fellaini and control the wingers from making crosses on the inside foot.”When we know Wayne Rooney plays in midfield, we control his progression into the box. Control set-pieces and don’t give away direct free-kicks as they have three specialists.”Wait for a mistake and score a goal. We were able to make their important players disappear. Nobody saw them. They were in our pockets.”United went into the match knowing they needed to win for the first time in five league visits to Chelsea to have any realistic hope of winning the title.But, despite big celebrations at the end of the match, Mourinho was careful to point out his side are not champions yet. “We are not celebrating,” he said. “Football is not about ‘ifs’ and ‘almosts’, it is about mathematics. When it is done, it is done, and until that moment we don’t celebrate.”The celebration is because we have beaten one of the biggest clubs in the world. The celebration is because they have everything to win that game and the result is because of the work they did all week to prepare for this game.”I feel we are almost there but there are no ‘almosts’ in football.”last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — LVR Senior Bombers

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first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers will make a run at a provincial berth during the Kootenay High School Senior Girl’s Basketball Zone tournament this weekend in Castlegar.The Bombers, the top ranked team in the Kootenay zone, take to the court for an important semi final match Saturday, followed by the final, if successful, Mallard’s Source for sports would like to give the Bombers a boost with Team of the Week honours.The members of the team include Sian Nielsen, Shannon Oothuyzen, Allie Zondervan, Naomi Perkins, Ansleigh Dergousoff, Christina Champlin, Roxanne Baker, Katherine Bailey, Katharina Schmidt (Germany), Claire Young and coaches Chris Dergousoff and Willis Parnell.last_img read more

5 Sites for Free Video Editing and Motion Design Elements

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first_imgCheck out these useful sites that offer free design elements for creative content creators – high quality vector images, textures, fonts and 3D models!As video editors and motion designers, we’re constantly looking for cost effective ways to add extra ‘oomph’ to our projects. The following resources offer FREE design elements that can give your project a very custom, high end feel. Whether you’re using Photoshop, After Effects, or simply building your text and graphics in a video editing app, bookmark these sites and use them to build up your personal library of design elements!1. Lost & TakenCaleb Kimbrough offers a wonderfully useful selection of free textures for use in video and motion graphics. If your looking for that vintage vibe and pretty textures, this is the place for you. They include grunge, watercolor, vintage film, to vintage paper. Most of them are 4000 x 3000, which give you a lot of flexibility when using them in 720 or 1080 projects.He also sells a collection of 430 textures for $29, which is a steal and a nice way to help support the site.Example of a subtle grunge texture:Textures with masks and blending modes in After Effects:2. VectorStockAlthough VectorStock is primarily a paid image library, they offer a ton of freebies that are super useful for video editing and motion design. Backgrounds, grunge elements, filmstrips, paint splatters make up the 100’s of free stock design elements on the site. Best of all they’re vectors, so you can scale them up or down in your image or motion design application (like After Effects) without any degradation of the quality.3.  PixelLabPixelLab makes 3D Models for Cinema 4D & Video Copilot’s Element 3D plugin for After Effects. They offer a bunch of useful free 3D models (skateboard, cameras, retro television) that will work in the full version of Cinema 4D or free Cineware version (comes with After Effects CC).4. Free TypographyFree Typography offers free, design friendly fonts. They have useful descriptions of each font and helpful examples of how to use the fonts. These free fonts can be used in an graphics or video editing app and are perfect for creatives on a budget.If you’re looking for more free fonts check out our previous post “8 Free Font Resources! Add A Unique Text Look To Your Video Projects”5. BittBoxBittbox offers free textures, brushes, fonts, and vector art. Lots of useful stuff here, with each category listed on the right side of the page. Really nice, high quality graphic elements. If you use a lot of their elements in your projects, maybe consider donating a few bucks to show your support.last_img read more

Hands-On Review: G-Technology’s G-Drive Mobile Pro SSD

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first_imgFinal thoughts, the drive will hit you in the wallet, but it will save you time if you’re constantly transferring large files. You’ll need to get creative if you only use devices with Thunderbolt 3 connections, and you need the high transfer rate. We’re also only talking 1 TB of storage, which won’t last too long. All that said, there isn’t a faster, tougher option on the market, and I think this would make a great drive middle-man drive for a DIT, based on the speed alone. I’m sure we’ll see some updates in future releases, so I look forward to watching the line develop.Looking for more on film and video production gear? Check out these articles.5 Things to Consider When Buying a New CameraHands-On Review: The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4KHands-On Gear Review: The Versatile DJI Ronin-S GimbalLens Review: How To Shoot Anamorphic with The Atlas Orion LensesReview: The Illuminati — A Hands-Free Light Meter G-Technology really put some speed into this drive. In my opinion, the 2800 MB/s transfer rate is mind-blowing. Transferring files to this drive will take no time; the limiting factor would be the speed of your computer. If the grip-friendly casing I mentioned above wasn’t enough, the internal casing (with three-meter drop resistance) is an added plus. We all stop paying attention from time to time and get clumsy, but hard drives, especially mechanical ones, do not . . . like being dropped. While SSDs are less prone to breaking, causing data loss, the Mobile Pro SSD is crush-proof up to 1000 lbs. Sure, maybe this is overkill, but what if there’s a grand piano around and . . .You get the idea.So, overall, the G-Drive Mobile Pro SSD is great. The product page tells a user can edit 8k footage at full frame rate off the drive, and it can also transfer a terabyte of media in under seven minutes.During a night shoot on location, I wanted to see what this thing was made of, so I transferred some photos and 4K video just to test the speed and reliability of it. I was not disappointed. The read time was almost instant, and transferring media was just as fast. To put it in perspective, getting my laptop and drive from my bag took longer than the transfer.And the cons . . .It’s pricey. At $699 price point, this drive isn’t an impulse buy for most of us. The biggest issue I had was using this drive with anything that didn’t have a Thunderbolt 3 connection. Looking online for yet another dongle, it was hard to find a simple solution. The writing speed is incredible, and so is the durability, so I would’ve love a bit more than 1TB in storage. Obviously, the drive’s build looks and feels solid — all while staying relatively lightweight at only .45 lbs. It has has a silicon, rubbery casing that keeps it from slipping out of your hand on set or in the field. This is smart design because the drive is only four by three inches — it takes up little to no space in your bag — meaning it could see the floor in a hurry during a busy shoot. There are heatsink vents on both sides of the drive, cut into a protective aluminum casing. This thing looks aggressive and clean.The single Thunderbolt 3 cable is both tough and rugged — and flexible if you find yourself working in tight spaces. Why am I stopping to review a cable? Because in the past, I have had many drives unexpectedly eject because the cable was too stiff. Experimenting with this setup, I had no such problems.Yes, it looks and feels great, but does it work? Of course, this drive is a monster; its speed and responsiveness are incredible. Here are some of the specs:1 Thunderbolt 3 portMac OS/Windows compatibility2800 MB/s transfer rateProtective aluminum internal casing3-meter drop protection1000-lb crush-proof500 GB — 1 TB optionsPrice: $699center_img Extra space for photos and videos is always a plus — so is accessing them in a hurry. We took a look at the G-Drive Mobile Pro SSD to see how it stacks up.So we recently got our hands on the G-Drive Mobile Pro SSD from G-Technology, and, right to the point, this drive is a beast. G-Technology is known for their reliable, high-quality products, and this drive is no exception — but it has quirks. Here’s what we found out.last_img read more

IOA sacks Suresh Kalmadi, V K Malhotra to replace him

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first_imgSuresh Kalmadi was on Tuesday removed as the president of the Indian Olympic Association in the wake of his arrest in the Commonwealth Games scam case.The decision to remove him was taken at a meeting of the IOA members where a no-confidence motion was moved, which saw vice-president Vijay Kumar Malhotra being elected as the interim president.After his arrest on Monday, the former Organising Committee chief was immediately suspended from the Congress.  Minister of State of Sports Ajay Maken on Monday had indicated that Suresh Kalmadi’s days as Indian Olympic Association head may soon be over in the wake of his arrest in the Commonwealth Games scam case.  “While we have asked the IOA to take action against Kalmadi, we are also seeking legal opinions and the views of Attorney General G.E. Vahanwati. So, even if the IOA doesn’t taken action, we will remove Kalmadi if the AG gives the go-ahead,” Maken had told Headlines Today. On being asked if he believes that a tainted person should not head the IOA, Maken said, “I entirely agree. A tainted person should not represent India at the international fora. However, since IOA is an autonomous body, we need to be careful about the IOC guidelines.” Slipper thrown at Kalmadi On Tuesday, when Kalmadi was being taken to court by the CBI, a man flung a slipper at him. Although Kalmadi was not hurt in the incident, the alleged attacker was immediately taken into custody. He was identified as Manoj Sharma and was being questioned by the police.advertisementManoj is a Gwalior-based lawyer, whose license was revoked earlier for rowdy behaviour inside court. He reportedly came to Delhi two days ago, with an affidavit demanding Kalmadi’s arrest. He has reportedly told the police that he is a warrior against corruption.last_img read more

Day two games postponed

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first_imgThe 2015 Touch World Cup has been postponed for the rest of day two due to the weather, and the safety of the players and referees.Matches were suspended at half-time of the 4.30pm time slot.More details to follow shortly.Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2015 Touch World Cup: Website – www.touchworldcup.comFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchworldcupTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchworldcup15 (#TWC2015)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchworldcup2015Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the Australian teams at the 2015 Touch World Cup:Website – www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (#TWC2015)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia Related LinksDay 2 Cancelledlast_img read more

Liberals pass Canada Post back to work bill

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first_imgLegislation ordering postal workers back to work was passed in the House of Commons during a special session that dragged on into the wee hours of Saturday morning.Bill C-89 passed third reading by a vote of 166 to 43.The Senate is now set to sit Saturday and, if necessary, Sunday, to deal with the bill, which would go into effect at noon eastern time on the day following royal assent.The legislative push came as Ottawa, as well as smaller towns in Ontario, B.C., and Quebec became the latest targets of rotating strikes by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.Despite the rush to pass the legislation, Labour Minister Patty Hajdu encouraged Canada Post and CUPW to remain at the bargaining table.“They can still pull a deal off,” she said.That said, Hajdu added: “Obviously, we would prefer that the parties are able to negotiate an agreement together, but the time has come that we need to be prepared to take action if they cannot.”Hajdu referred to mail delivery as an “essential service” and said small businesses that rely on the postal service to deliver their goods over the busy Christmas season could go bankrupt if the situation isn’t remedied quickly.“And when I say small, I mean really small. I mean people that, you know, sell marmalade or handmade goods, that this is the most profitable time of their year and if they are unable to make their earnings this time of year, they very well might be facing the end of their business.”Labour leaders and New Democrat MPs slammed the government for undermining the collective-bargaining process. The government has removed all incentive for Canada Post to reach a negotiated settlement now that the agency knows workers will be ordered back to work by early next week, they charged.“The right to strike is an integral part of the collective bargaining process,” said Canadian Labour Congress president Hassan Yussuff. “Without it, an employer has no incentive to bargain in good faith, and workers have no recourse to demand a fair process.”Canada Post seems to have convinced Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that Christmas wouldn’t come without a back-to-work bill, added CUPW president Mike Palecek.“The mail was moving, and people know it,” he said. “People have been getting their mail and online orders delivered. That was the point of our rotating-strike tactics, not to pick a fight with the public.”NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh accused the Liberals of hypocrisy, professing to believe in the right to collective bargaining while bringing in what he called the “worst, most draconian” back-to-work legislation.“They’ve shown their true face … that this government is not a friend of working people,” Singh said.New Democrat MPs voted against the motion to speed up debate on the back-to-work legislation, with many making an elaborate show of walking out of the Commons after voting, raising their fists in salute to postal workers watching from the public gallery. The votes of those who walked out were not counted.Six New Democrats remained in the chamber – representative of the small number the party maintained would get a chance to speak during the subsequent expedited debate on the bill.CUPW maintains the bill is unconstitutional and is threatening to challenge it in court.The union won a court challenge against back-to-work legislation imposed on postal workers in 2011 by the previous Conservative government. The court ruled in 2016 that by removing workers’ right to strike, the bill violated their right to freedom of association and expression.Hajdu argued that her bill is “dramatically different” from the “heavy-handed” approach taken by the Harper government and takes into account the concerns of both the union and Canada Post.But two independent senators, Frances Lankin and Diane Griffin, wrote Hajdu to express their concern that the bill may not be constitutional. The pair said Hajdu had promised to issue a government analysis detailing how the bill does not violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms but it still had not materialized by Friday evening.CUPW members have held rotating walkouts for a month, causing massive backlogs of unsorted mail and packages at postal depots, though Canada Post and the union dispute how big the pileup is.Canada Post says it could take weeks – even stretching into 2019 – to clear the backlog that has built up, especially at major sorting centres in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.CUPW’s 50,000 members, in two groups, are demanding better pay for rural and suburban carriers, more job security and minimum guaranteed hours.Waseem is a letter carrier for #CanadaPost. He tells us why these striking postal workers are in MP Morneau’s Toronto constituency office. #CDNpoli @CityNews @680NEWS pic.twitter.com/bhX5GhbfQo— Tony Fera (@tonyfera1) November 23, 2018last_img read more

Husky Energy trims capital spending plan for 2019 to 34 billion

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first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:HSE, TSX:MEG)The Canadian Press CALGARY — Husky Energy Inc. says it plans to spend approximately $3.4 billion on its capital expenditure program next year.The energy company says the total is about $300 million less than it forecast earlier this year and includes spending cuts resulting from Alberta’s mandated oil production cuts and lower global oil prices.The Alberta government has ordered production cuts in the oilpatch next year in a bid to boost oil prices.Husky says spending is being cut in areas where it has the most capital flexibility, including heavy oil and Western Canada resource plays.Average annual 2019 production is expected to be approximately 300,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, not including any production associated with its proposed acquisition of MEG Energy Corp.Husky has made a hostile takeover offer for MEG Energy.last_img read more

Cyprus banks challenging money laundering associations

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first_imgNICOSIA, Cyprus — The chief of the Cyprus Association of Banks say Cypriot lenders are concerned that their adoption of some of the toughest anti-money laundering regulations in the world has not been fully recognized abroad.Association Director Michalis Kammas told The Associated Press Monday that banks are challenging “outdated perceptions” and are working to raise awareness about reform efforts.Kammas says more rigorous supervision and directives have led to the closure of a “significant number” of bank accounts since 2014.Prior to a 2013 banking sector crisis that brought Cyprus to the brink of bankruptcy, the east Mediterranean island nation, which is a member of the European Union, was hounded by allegations that it was a tax and money laundering haven.The Associated Presslast_img read more