What’s next for the Raiders without captain Bruce Irvin?

first_imgALAMEDA — When the Raiders drafted Arden Key in the third round in April, he thought he’d spend the early stages of his career learning from Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin.Instead, he never shared a field with Mack and now Irvin is gone eight games into Key’s NFL career. The rookie edge rusher out of LSU has gone from No. 3 to No. 1 only halfway through the season after Mack’s trade to the Bears and Irvin’s recent release, and the Raiders need Key and others to step up if their pass rush hopes to …last_img read more

Video: Bob Myers on Warriors’ 2019 roster, Kevin Durant’s departure, D’Angelo Russell and more

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or videos on a mobile deviceBob Myers, the Golden State Warriors general manager, on Monday confirmed that the team is still finalizing its final two-way contract during a post-practice news conference at the team’s facility in Oakland.“There’s Kevin leaving, processing missing him as a person, what he did for us as an organization. … Great part of our fabric. That’s a loss. You feel that and then, unfortunately, you don’t have a lot …last_img read more

Commercial farming ‘key to land reform’

first_img14 January 2011The establishment of successful black commercial farmers was key to land reform in South Africa, Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson told black and white commercial farmers during a visit to a farm in the Free State province.Farmers such as Pitso Sekhoto, owner of the farm Makolobane Farmers Enterprise, had shown that land reform did work and that black farmers could become successful commercial farmers, Joemat-Pettersson said.The farm in Senekal supplies milk to Woolworths retail stores nationally and also apples to fresh produce markets in Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg.Sekhoto employs 34 farm-workers who own a 28 percent shareholding of his farm. During the apple harvest, the farm creates employment by hiring 66 additional workers for a three-month period from January to March.During her visit, Joemat-Pettersson tried her hand at apple harvesting. After placing a few apples in a bag around her shoulder while standing on a ladder, while photographers clicked away, she asked: “How many apples does the man want in the bag?”“Hy moet vol! (It must be full),” a choir of farmers answered almost simultaneously.Joemat-Pettersson commended Sekhoto for giving workers shares in his farming enterprise without approaching the government for “equity money”.“If a black commercial farmer can give 28 percent shares to workers and all farmers do that, we would go far in the country.”The minister also commended Sekhoto’s neighbours and the Senekal community for “being one”.“He is a successful farmer. You do not see him as a black farmer.”Senekal farmer Marius de Jaeger described Joemat-Pettersson’s visit as “informative” and a high point for the region.“She shows interest in farming, and it seems not to be another case of being heard but not seen for farmers.”De Jaeger said farmers also had to make a living, and it seemed that the government realised that there had to be people producing food.“People must be kept on farms; I can do nothing else,” he said, adding that the positive air of the minister’s visit towards agriculture was encouraging.Another local farmer, Jess de Klerk, said the minister’s visit was encouraging, especially her calls for white and black farmers to work together.De Klerk said it was good that the government wanted to stop using the term “emergent farmers” and to talk instead about only farmers.“Pitso is ‘n boer in ons gemeenskap (Pitso is a farmer in our community)”, he said, adding that Sekhoto was an example, not just on the farm, but also in the way he got involved in the community.Sapalast_img read more

Video Tutorial: Color Correction in Apple Motion

first_imgAlthough Apple’s Motion app is best known for motion graphics and special effects you can also effectively use it for color correction!In the following video tutorial, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer from MacBreak Studio share a few tips for creating custom color looks and color correction in Motion. You’ll get a run-down of some of the most useful color filters in the app, as well as few things to watch out for.Topics covered include gradient presets, color remapping, previewing color effects in icon view and layer stacking. Mark concludes by showing you how to pull a solid color key in Motion to create an alpha channel.MacBreak Studio is a great resource for Apple post production info (Motion and Final Cut Pro X).  You can subscribe to the weekly videocast here.last_img read more

Breaking Bad Habits: How to Achieve Escape Velocity

first_imgIt takes a massive amount of energy to launch a rocket ship into space. The rockets must provide enough power to propel the craft at 7 miles per second, or 25,000 miles per hour. If the spacecraft doesn’t gain that momentum, gravity will pull it back to Earth, or it will end up trapped in Earth’s orbit.Your results are very much affected by gravity, albeit a different kind of gravity. The gravity that keeps you from reaching escape velocity are the routines you’ve allowed yourself to fall into, the comfort you feel now, your avoidance of discomfort, and the amount of energy it takes to create a better result.Hard Habits to BreakIt isn’t easy to break a habit and replace it with one that serves you better. A lot of what you do you’ve been doing the same way for a long time. Maybe you begin work by opening your email inbox and responding to other people’s requests and demands, knowing that operating in a reactive mode is one of the factors that keeps you from reaching your goals. This pattern is difficult to break. It takes a tremendous amount of discipline to ignore your inbox and do your most important work first each day.Growth comes from doing the things that make you uncomfortable. You might not want to make cold calls, ask for referrals, or pursue companies that have already rejected your request for a meeting dozens of times in the past, but you aren’t likely to build the pipeline you need without doing these things. It takes a lot of effort to change your beliefs and your behaviors, eliminating ideas and strategies that don’t serve you and replacing them with ones that do.Breaking Gravity’s PullMost of the fuel used to propel a rocket into outer space is used freeing it from Earth’s gravitational pull. The research on willpower indicates that it is finite, the more you use now, the less you will have later as your day progresses.“Gravity” is why a lot of people who workout consistently go to the gym first thing in the morning; they have to break the gravitational pull of a little more sleep. It’s also why I try to do my most challenging or most unpleasant task first thing every day, a habit that will revolutionize your results. I want to expend that first big burst of energy and build momentum. Moving too slowly to do the things that must be done won’t allow you to reach escape velocity.Are you expending enough energy on the things that really matter to create the velocity you need to produce the results you want?What makes up the gravitational forces that keep you locked in the status quo? How do you break free from those things?last_img read more

Three of outlawed group killed in Jharkhand encounter

first_imgThree ultras of the banned Jharkhand Janmukti Parishad (JJMP) were killed in a gunfight with police in a forest in Lohardaga district on July 18, a police officer said.The encounter took place in the Saheda Pat forest area, bordering Latehar district, Lohardaga Superintendent of Police Alok Priyadarshi said. The bodies of the three ultras and two AK-47s were recovered from the spot. A search operation was on, the SP said.last_img

Foton rides diesel engine to victory over Cocolife

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “After the first match, all people start saying that maybe Foton is a very strong team,” said Branislav.Branislav emphasized that his players have yet to reach their full potential after three of them failed to meet his expectations.“It’s good that we won 3-1. But you saw that three players didn’t play the same level during our first match,” he said.Americans Tai Manu-Olevao and Taylor Fae Milton tallied 16 and 15 markers, respectively, for the Asset Managers, who took their second-straight setback in the tournament bankrolled by Cignal, Mikasa, Senoh, Mueller, Grand Sport, Rebisco, Island Rose, Cloudfone, UCPB Gen and Asics.Cignal and Petron, two powerhouse squads tipped to challenge Foton, were playing at press time.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:27Foton, Branislav ready for PSL’s biggest conference00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img CONTRIBUTED PHOTOReigning champion Foton needed a little time to heat up before cruising to a 20-25, 25-17, 28-26, 25-18 victory over Cocolife in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix Saturday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Serbian import Sara Klisura and Jaja Santiago spewed fire from all angles to tow the Tornadoes to their second straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ In this win, Foton needed to warm up its engine before going full rev on its foes.And Klisura was at the forefront of the onslaught, finishing with 17 kills and five blocks for 22 points while Santiago uncorked 16 kills, three blocks and a pair of service aces.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMontenegrin Dragana Perunicic added 14 markers.Despite the win, Foton head coach Moro Branislav was still far from satisfied with his wards’ accomplishment. View comments QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next In people’s hearts, Ginebra always has a homelast_img read more