Last year, it seemed certain that mercurial Javauney James of Saint Elizabeth Technical High School would make a run at the Class Two 800 metres record during the course of the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships. That mark – 1 minute 52.27 by Aldwyn Sappleton – had stood since 1997 and James, the reigning champion, seemed to have prepared well. The evidence appeared at the Gibson-McCook Relays when he ran a 4×800 anchor leg in 1.51.5. The record attempt fizzled when James added the 400 metres to his championships programme. He defended his 1500m title on Champs Friday and was a good fourth in the 400m the following day. When challenged by Leon Clarke of St Jago High School two hours later in the 800m final, he had no energy to resist and had to settle for the silver medal. While he concentrated mostly on the 400 metres hurdles after that, Clarke, the tall St Jago boy, reached the finals of the 800m at both the World Youth Championships and the Commonwealth Youth Games. On the way, he lowered his personal best from 1.51.33 at the National Senior Championships to 1.50.70 at the World Youth event and finally to 1.50.49 at the Commonwealth Youth Games. Both have decent speed. James covered 400 metres in 48.33 seconds at Champs last year. Clarke’s fastest time in the one-lap event is 48.70 seconds. James, whose 800m win streak dated back to his days in Class Three, will want to regain the ascendancy. If he and the long-legged Clarke, now in Class One, are both fresh, they may stretch defending champion Paul Tate, also of Saint Elizabeth Technical, with the ensuing battle drawing them close to the 1.50 barrier, with three other 2015 finalists -Shemar Walker of Jamaica College, Shevon Parkes of Bellefield, who is the 2015 1500m champion, and Rojay Granston of Holmwood all in the medal picture. LOFTY THRESHOLD No one has breached that lofty threshold at Champs since 1990 when Clevon Clair of Jamaica College and Mike Williams of St Jago clocked 1.49.51 and 1.49.96, respectively. James’ teammate Shemar Salmon ran a 1.52 flat 4×800 relay split last week at the Central Hurdles and Relays. He ran three individual events, the 800m, 1500m and 5000m in Class Two last year, possibly in pursuit of valuable Championship points. The gambit failed as the lad ended in a non-scoring ninth place in the 1500m final, after being tipped to medal in an event where he had beaten James earlier in the season. He was third in the 800m and second in the 5000m. Girls often do the 800m-1500m-3000m triple, but the 800m-1500m-5000m combo is rare. While the girls’ 3000m has been contested as a straight final for many years, the boys’ 5000m always has a preliminary round race. That makes for a particularly tough Champs Thursday with the first round of the 1500m at 9:35 a.m. on the 2015 schedule, the 800m semis at 4:30 p.m., and the 5000m preliminaries at 5:20 p.m. – Hubert Lawrence has attended Champs since 1980.
1 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has praised Wayne Rooney after the England captain’s ‘fantastic’ winner against Swansea City.With the game poised a 1-1 and just 13 minutes left at Old Trafford, Rooney superbly flicked home a winner from Anthony Martial’s left-wing cross.The strike ends a drought for the 30-year-old, which had lasted seven games, and the relief was obvious as he celebrated.“He scored a fantastic goal, with his left foot behind his right foot and you cannot imagine what a goal that is,” Van Gaal said.“It was a great goal.”With the strike, Rooney became the second highest goalscorer in Manchester United’s history.His 238th goal sees him go clear of Red Devils legend Denis Law and Van Gaal admitted he was impressed by the feat.“It is amazing and that on the age of 30 years,”“Now we are playing much more matches but still it is an achievement.“For me, it is more important he scores today. I hope it is a fantastic starting point for the team and for him.” Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney
Listen to this collection of curated royalty-free synthwave tracks. Find the perfect score for your ’80s flashbacks, horror, sci-fi, and fantasy videos.All images via Shutterstock.Based on our own data, in tandem with Shutterstock’s Creative Trends 2018 report, synthwave is rapidly becoming the most searched-for category of music. It’s an incredibly popular genre that is reminiscent on 1980’s horror and action films.Today, synthwave shows up in everything from fantasy series like Stranger Things to sci-fi films like Blade Runner 2049. (Be sure to check our playlists inspired by these shows and films down below.)Shutterstock Music and PremiumBeat have seen a search increase of 494 percent for synthwave royalty-free tracks. Other rapidly growing search terms are “synthesizer,” “synth,” “synth+bass,” and “80s synth.”This new outrun synthwave playlist is built on our customers love of these popular playlists. So give these a listen, too!Retro ‘80s Synth MixtapeStrange Synth Music for Horror and Fantasy FilmsSci-Fi Synth for Ultramodern Noir Thrillers
In the fast-paced world of digital filmmaking, it can be easy to underestimate the value of a properly calibrated monitor on set.Cover image via Cienpies Design.Whether we like to admit it or not, relying on your monitor more than your scope at one point or another during a shoot is more likely than we might care to admit. Although it’s essential to use your scopes and other tools to expose properly, there is still a lot of value and peace of mind that comes with having a monitor that displays true.Calibrating your monitor can save you time in post-production — and on set with your director and clients. Nothing is worse than major inconsistencies in color or image between a variety of monitors — and wasting time explaining to the less technically savvy not to worry about it. You can ensure that what you’re seeing is what you’re getting on your screens with this straightforward calibration technique.CalibrationThere are two approaches to calibration. You can use an external tool (the more expensive option), or you can do it manually with color bars. This article will focus on using color bars.Before you start your calibration, there are a couple things to keep in mind. Ambient light affects the contrast and overall look of your monitor (and thus your calibration accuracy), so ideally, find a location for your director’s monitor that’s shielded from ambient light throughout the day. (This is also why you tend to see the DIT on set in their own tent.)Before you calibrate a computer, you’ll want to turn it on and let it warm up for a few minutes. Then, follow these steps.1. After your monitor is warmed up and connected to your camera, you need to send the HD NTSC Color Bars from the camera to your monitor. Some monitors will have the option built into their menus, but it’s typically best to send the color bars yourself when you can.(Side note: if you’re shooting on an HDSLR and don’t want to miss out on the fun, check out this video by Richard Harrington on how to get color bars on your cameras.)2. Adjust your “Brightness,” “Contrast” (also called “Picture”), and “Phase” to their midpoint or factory settings. On Panasonic monitors, for example, you usually see this indicated by the tally marks on the screen changing color (blue) or becoming bold to indicate that you’ve reached the “middle.” Sometimes, there is also a factory reset option in the menu.4. I tend to start loosely with contrast and bounce between contrast and brightness until I’ve landed in a good place. For most of the calibration, you’ll be looking at the 100% White Chip (labeled A above) and the PLUGES Bars (labeled B above), which are the three bars of different gradation beneath the red bar (left is 3.5 IRE, middle is 7.5 IRE, and right is 11.5 IRE, just for reference).If it makes it easier to see, you can also bring the “Chroma” all the way down to make the screen black and white so you can focus on the change in the bars.Focusing on the 100% white chip, increase your contrast level until the white chip no longer seems to get brighter. Once you’ve hit that point, pull back a couple notches. Also make sure your 100% white chip is not bleeding into its surrounding bars.5. Next, you are going to adjust the PLUGE bars (labeled B above) to find your brightness. You’ll want to adjust the brightness until the left two PLUGE bars disappear into the 0% black field (to their left) and the far right PLUGE bar sits just a step above that 0% black. I tend to bring it down until I cannot see that right bar, then nudge it up until I catch a hint of it. (Reference the figure below.)6. Now jump back and tweak your contrast to make sure your 100% White Chip didn’t start to bleed. You’ll jump back and forth between the contrast and brightness until you’ve found a satisfactory level between these two goals.7. The last adjustment is your chroma. To check this, you’ll need to switch your monitor into its “Blue Only” feature. If your monitor doesn’t have a “Blue Only” feature (dig around: sometimes it’s difficult to find), you can complete this step by switching your monitor into its monochrome setting.Basically, you want all the longer, alternating blue bars to be one continuous bar. If the chroma is incorrect, you will see a small band of a different shade of blue at the bottom of these bars (see below). Adjust your chroma until those bars disappear into the larger bars.Incorrect:Correct:8. After this, go back and double-check your brightness and contrast with the PLUGE bars and 100% white chip, and then you should be good to go!Looking for more video production resources? Check out these articles.A Cheat Sheet for Social Media Video Aspect Ratios5 Reasons You Should Purchase a “Nifty Fifty” 50mm LensHow New Low Light Cameras Are Simplifying the Long TakeWhat are Contrast Ratios, and How Do You Use Them?Everything You Need to Know About Stabilizing a Shot
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “It’s the only thing I wanted, man. I just wanted to win today,” he said after the Fuel Masters’ 74-72 win. “It was a big game, really important for both teams We were down all game but they let the door open. We’re just lucky to capitalize on some mistakes.”The Fil-Canadian dead shot, who had 16 points, five rebounds and three steals, said he already knew the kind of defense TNT was going to throw at him in Phoenix’s last offensive possession and he read it perfectly resulting to Kramer’s short baseline hook that won the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I knew that they’re gonna double. I know Coach Josh (Reyes), I know the scheme that they’re trying to do, they’re not gonna let me get off a good shot. I knew right when I touched the ball, when I came off that screen that I was gonna be met with either Kelly (Williams) or Mo (Tautuaa),” he recalled.“So it was just a matter of Doug positioning himself in the right spot, and a matter of me just making a good pass. It just happened very instinctively.” Matthew Wright. PBA IMAGESMatthew Wright turned 26 today and it was only fitting that the birthday celebrant was the one who put the icing on the cake Wednesday night.Wright accounted for Phoenix’s last five points inside the final minute, burying the game-tying triple and assisting on Doug Kramer’s game-winner with 3.0 seconds remaining.ADVERTISEMENT LA Revilla hurts hand in Phoenix win NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phoenix won despite playing catchup majority of the game and trailing by as much as 13.“We’re a veteran team. We have some young guys, like myself, Jason (Perkins). But we got some very savvy vets who know how to win: RJ (Jazul), JC (Intal), Willie (Wilson), Doug, Jeff (Chan). They know how to win games, they know how to close out games. So I feel like we have a good batch of guys to go far this year.”Wright likes his team’s chances heading into its last three games in the elimination round.“This is the PBA, man. Anything can happen, so we’re not taking any of those teams lightly. We are confident in our abilities, and we’re expecting to go 4-and-0 in our last four games. We took care of today, so we just gotta take care of the next three.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cardoner admits Barcelona players pushed board to bring back Neymarby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona vice-president Jordi Cardoner admits the players pushed the board to bring back Neymar last summer.It’s been confirmed Barca twice had offers for Neymar turned down by PSG.And Cardoner says it was the players who were eager to see the deal happen.He told Catalunya Ràdio: “Neymar, in addition to having a good relationship with the locker room, is a great player. “Hence our desire to have him in our ranks. The players have suggested him to us, but we are the ones who weigh the pros and cons.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lionel Messi: Why I plan to stay with Barcelonaby Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLionel Messi has hinted he’s willing to play out his career with Barcelona.Messi, speaking on RAC1, insists he and his family are happy and settled in the city.He explained: “My idea has always been to stay here, it has always been the case and it has not changed. “An extension? I think not, I do not have all the information about it, but for the moment there is nothing according to what my father tells me. Whenever there were negotiations, I always stayed away from the discussions because there were never any problems, everything was always clear. “Today, my idea and that of my family is to finish my career here. Especially because I’m settled in the club and I feel good within the club, after for family reasons, because we are happy in this city, and for my sons also not to change their friendships and break them, I lived it and it had hurt me a lot on a personal level.”
zoom Terminal operator APM Terminals Gothenburg has signed an addendum to the original concession agreement with the port of Gothenburg to invest an additional SEK 250 million (USD 27.8 million) through 2024 in Sweden’s largest port. The company said that the new investment will focus on increasing operational productivity for vessels, improving gate access for trucks and enhanced rail services, adding that the addendum “also includes an ambitious volume growth target.”“APM Terminals is proud to partner with the port of Gothenburg to stimulate Sweden’s economic growth and increase the country’s global trade access,” Henrik Kristensen, APM Terminals Gothenburg’s Managing Director, said.In October of 2011, APM Terminals was named the winner of the Skandia Container Terminal concession, and started operations in January of 2012 with plans to invest SEK 780 million in infrastructure and equipment upgrades through 2017.New equipment investments have included two 23-container wide reach super post-panamax STS cranes, two rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs), lengthened and additional rail lines, 12 new diesel-electric straddle carriers and other terminal improvements including a new terminal operating system (TOS) and safety upgrades.
Celebrity activist couple, Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed, were presented with the Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Humanitarian Award on Thursday, November 9, at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville as part of the 7th Annual Napa Valley Film Festival.Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed Receive the Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Humanitarian Tribute at the Napa Valley Film FestivalJARR Co-founders, Monica and David Stevens presented an etched Robert Foley Vineyards, Howell Mountain Cabernet 3Liter, 2013 on stage with a special guest, a pig called Mr Moo who clearly stole the show.The Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Humanitarian Award celebrates those individuals who have shown outstanding compassion, advocacy and dedication to animal protection issues. The recipients, actors Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries, Lost) and Nikki Reed (The Twilight Saga, Twilight, Thirteen), exemplify JARR’s mission to show compassion to all animals in need and by using their unique platform to bring a spotlight to animal welfare issues help further the work to end animal cruelty in all it’s forms.“Ian and Nikki are changing lives with their outstanding humanitarian and environmental work and we are honored to present them with the award for their incredible work through the Ian Somerhalder Foundation,” said Monica Stevens, Co-founder Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch, “They are a beacon of light in a challenging world and we look forward to collaborating with them more in the future. It is the hope of JARR and ISF that we inspire humans to show compassion, reverence and gratitude toward all living creatures.”Visit the JARR website here for more info on their work with companion and farmed animals in need.
While the summer is a time for jobs, internships and working on tans for many Ohio State students, it is also a great time in the world of sports. The summer of 2012 is no exception, with enough drama and intrigue to keep us glued to our televisions for the entirety of this shortened summer break. Here are a few things to watch for. Euro 2012 (June 8 – July 1) For the reader at home thinking, “There’s no way I’m wasting my time watching soccer,” I implore you to give Euro 2012 a chance. Aside from the World Cup, the UEFA European Football Championship best exemplifies why soccer is considered to be the beautiful game. The best European soccer players come together as 16 European countries compete for the Henri Delaunay Trophy. Spain won the previous tournament in 2008 and also won the World Cup in 2010. They hope to become the first country ever to win three consecutive major tournaments. NBA Finals The Eastern and Western Conference Finals will come to a close this week, with the winners of each moving on to the finals. Regardless of who advances between the Spurs and Thunder and the Celtics and Heat, we are in for an extremely interesting finale to the 2012 NBA season. The Spurs and Celtics are two aging franchises, led by hall-of-fame players past their primes, hoping to capture one final championship ring. The Thunder are the exact opposite, a group of young but talented players trying to begin their own dynasty. And of course there is the Miami Heat led by LeBron James – the team and the player that nearly everyone seems to hate. James is still seeking his first championship after famously predicting that the Heat would win not one, not two, not three, not four… NBA offseason The most exciting action in the NBA this summer might actually take place off the court. Though it is not receiving as much hype as summer 2010, in which James and Chris Bosh signed as free agents with the aforementioned Miami Heat, this NBA offseason is just as compelling. It all begins with the NBA Draft on June 28, where teams will try to turn around their failing franchises by selecting prospects from one of the deepest draft classes in recent memory. The real fun beings on July 11 when teams can start signing free agents. Will Dwight Howard finally be traded from the Orlando Magic? Where will All-Star point guard Deron Williams sign? What will the Lakers do with Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum? These are just some of the questions that should be answered this summer. 2012 Summer Olympics (July 27 – August 12) Is there really anything better than the Olympics? For a few weeks the country pulls together to support our nation’s top athletes as they compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Whether you’re watching the men’s basketball team attempt to defend their gold medal or Michael Phelps swim at his final Olympics, the 26 different sports provide something for everyone to enjoy.