first_imgQPRDefender Max Ehmer has extended his loan at Gillingham until 7 February. The 22-year-old first joined the League One club towards the end of November and has featured six times.FA CupChelsea could face London rivals Millwall for the first time since 1995, in the fourth round of the FA Cup. The Blues were drawn at home to the winners of the replay between the Lions and League One side Bradford. Fulham, if they can overcome Wolves, will travel to Gus Poyet’s Sunderland. Ties will be played on the weekend of 24 and 25 January.FulhamThe club have confirmed that their FA Cup replay at Wolves will be played on Tuesday 13 January, with a 7.45pm kick-off, subject to any television scheduling.BrentfordThe Bees will be hosting open trials at their Jersey Road training ground in May, with a professional contract up for grabs. Players born between 31 May 1994 and 30 May 1999 are eligible, with those in the 16-18 age range attending on Saturday 30 May, and 19- to 21-year-olds on Sunday 31 May. The best will be selected to play in a match against Brentford’s academy squad.Jack WarburtonThe son of Brentford manager Mark has joined the club’s development squad until the end of the season. The 21-year-old midfielder came through the youth ranks at Watford before moving to Leicester City at the age of 17. After turning professional, he later moved to Canada, winning player of the year at fourth-tier side Kitchener-Waterloo United in 2013, before coming back to the UK. He played two Under-21 games as part of a trial with the Bees and will now be part of Lee Carsley’s second string until June.Chelsea LadiesChelsea Ladies have signed highly-rated Sweden international Marija Banušić, 19, from Kristianstads. The forward, who made her debut for her country in November, is regarded as one of the most exciting young talents in Europe and will link up with the Blues squad later this month for pre-season training. She is the fifth signing of the winter, after Gemma Davison, Millie Bright, Niamh Fahey and fellow Swedish international Hedvig Lindahl. However, Yuki Ogimi and Rachel Williams have left the club, to join VfL Wolfsburg and Notts County respectively.Sam RobsonThe Middlesex opener scored 109 on the first day of England Lions’ opening match of their tour of South Africa. Robson struck 12 fours and a six before retiring as the Lions made 361-4 against a Gauteng Invitation XI in Soweto.MiddlesexTim Murtagh, Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie have all been named in Ireland’s squad for this year’s Cricket World Cup. Stirling, 24, played in all six of Ireland’s matches at the 2007 tournament, scoring a century against the Netherlands and making 32 in their shock win over England, but Balbirnie, 24, and London-born Murtagh, 33, will be at their first World Cup.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Dee Ford, a speed-rushing pillar on the 49ers No. 2-ranked defense, could miss an upcoming stretch that may dictate the 49ers’ postseason path.Ford strained his right hamstring in Sunday’s 36-26 win over Arizona and did not return after halftime.“There is concern it could be a couple weeks,” coach Kyle Shanahan said.Next up for the 49ers (9-1) is a trifecta of 8-2 opponents: Sunday vs. Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, Dec. 1 against Lamar Jackson and the host …last_img read more

first_imgAdd energy to your video editing project with a whip-pan transition in Premiere Pro.If you need to quickly transition from one piece of footage to another than why not try a whip-pan? A whip-pan, or swish-pam, is a quick blurry transition that’s meant to emulate a camera quickly panning from side to side. The result is a very fluid transition that can add energy to your project – but use it in moderation! When overused it can begin to look gimmicky.There are no whip-pan transitions in Premiere but the following video tutorial created by Ann Bens Tutorials demonstrates how how to simulate the effect using built-in tools.1. Overlap your footage in the timelineOverlap your footage by the amount you want the whip pan to be. The video recommends 10 frames.2. Cut the parts that overlapSlice up the overlapping clips on only the parts that overlap.3. Nest the overlapping partsSelect the overlapping clips, right click, and select ‘nest’.4. Set Position position keyframes to simulate a wipeUsing the x position in the effect editor set your keyframes so that the entire transition features one clip moving in and one clip moving out.5. Add a directional blurAdd a directional blur from the effects browser. Set the directional blur to your desired amount along the x-axis.6. Color correct for edge blacknessThe directional blur will make your transition a little more dark than it needs to be. To fix this problem add the ‘Levels’ effect and adjust your black, white, and gamma point until it looks natural.This video was first shared on the Ann BensTutorials Vimeo page. Thanks for sharing!If you don’t want to make the whip-pan yourself there’s a free swish plugin on Toolfarm’s website.Have any tips for creating a swish pan in Premiere? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

first_imgAfter putting students’ union polls on hold for over two years in four State universities, the West Bengal government has allowed the varsities to conduct elections whenever they deem appropriate. A letter in this regard was sent by the Higher Education Department to the V-Cs of Jadavpur University, Presidency University, Rabindra Bharati University and Diamond Harbour Women’s University.last_img

first_imgVICTORIA — A video circulating the internet showing a cyclist throwing his own feces at the windshield of a car has sparked an investigation by Victoria police.The cyclist and vehicle were involved in a collision at an intersection on Saturday and what happened afterwards was captured on video by Joshua Loftus, a salesman at a car dealership, which he shared on Facebook and Reddit.Loftus told CFAX radio he didn’t see the collision but while he was standing outside to greet customers, he saw the cyclist open the car door.He says the cyclist then defecated and threw his waste at the windshield of the car.Loftus says he also saw the cyclist smash one of the car’s turn signals before getting on his bike and riding away.Const. Matt Rutherford says the driver of the vehicle and bystanders did the right thing by not reacting.“The driver of the vehicle remained in the vehicle, locked her door, closed her windows,” he said. “And several bystanders were able to assist by calling 911, getting pictures of the suspect as well as filming the incident. So people are just encouraged to call us as soon as possible, and we can come and do our jobs.”Police were called by multiple bystanders, who also took pictures and videos.“I thought in my head ‘Well, maybe I should get my camera out, because this might be something,’ ” Loftus added.last_img read more

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, October 18, 2017 – Kingston – Attorneys and accused persons are being strongly urged to take advantage of the Supreme Court’s second installment of the Sentence Reduction Day initiative on Thursday and Friday this week.   On October 19, the programme will be made available at the Home Circuit and Gun Court Division of Kingston and St. Andrew, and on October 20 at the St. Catherine Circuit Court.The Sentence Reduction Day initiative provides an opportunity for accused persons to enter a guilty plea and benefit from a maximum of up to 50 per cent reduction in their sentence, according to the provisions of the Criminal Justice Administration Amendment Act, 2015.In an interview with JIS News, Deputy Registrar with the Criminal Division of the Supreme Court, Tamsyn Bailey, said while an accused person can normally benefit from a reduction in his sentence under the legislation, he would have to make the plea by a specific time in his case.“If they missed the opportunity when they would have been entitled to that 50 per cent discount, on the [Sentence Reduction] days, they have [a second chance].   Even on the day in question, if persons wish to plead guilty, they will be allowed to do so,” she said, adding that the amount of reduction in the sentence will be dependent on the circumstances of the case.“I would implore accused persons, if you are guilty, to avail yourselves of this opportunity,” she urged.The Sentence Reduction Day programme, first done on May 22, is being implemented by the Criminal Case Management Steering Committee, which has as its mandate the implementation of policies and strategies that are geared towards the administration of justice in a timely manner in all the courts.   The initiative was implemented as a measure to reduce the large number of cases pending trial.Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Andrea Martin-Swaby, cited the value of the programme to the reduction of the backlog.   She said the Home Circuit Court, which serves Kingston and St. Andrew, has in excess of 800 cases awaiting trial, while the St. Catherine Circuit Court Division has in excess of 400 cases.“Entering a plea of guilt has always been viewed by the courts as a sign of remorse, and the court has always, in my experience, been lenient to the sentencing of persons who plead guilty,” she said.Mrs. Martin-Swaby noted that several factors are taken into account when sentencing, and that there are other options outside of prison terms available to the judge, such as a suspended sentence, probation or a monetary fine.Through his attorney, an accused person can indicate his intention to utilise the initiative to the registry of the Home Circuit and Gun Courts or the Criminal Registry of the Supreme Court, and to the clerk of the court at the St. Catherine Parish Court before 10:00 a.m. on the day.The Sentence Reduction Day programme is expected to be eventually rolled out at courts in all parishes.Release: JIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgSome News Plus magazines — like Wired, shown here on the left — are beautifully formatted for phone screens. Others, like Consumer Reports, are just scans, which require a lot of zooming and scrolling — not a great reading experience. Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET I love magazines. Always have. I even started one years ago, a ‘zine dedicated to PalmPilot users. There’s just something about a curated collection of topic-oriented content, carefully written and nicely formatted, that makes my brain light up.Unsurprisingly, I was a fan of the Texture “Netflix for magazines” subscription service. When Apple acquired Texture last year, I was cautiously optimistic. More content? A better reading experience on my phone?The answer arrived earlier this week in the form of News Plus, which effectively blends Texture into Apple’s News app. The price: $9.99 per month for unlimited access to over 300 magazines. That’s just shy of $120 per year.That’s a lot of content — but is News Plus really a good value? Like CNET’s Scott Stein, I find myself suffering from subscription fatigue. On top of Hulu, Netflix, Spotify and everything else, can I really justify another monthly fee? Can you?Apple News Plus: Crunching the numbersAs noted, I love magazines, and I read a fair number of them. In fact, I read them mostly on my iPad, in part because it’s convenient, and in part because most digital mags aren’t well formatted for phone viewing. It’s either all text or a lot of zooming and scrolling around a PDF scan.So I’m definitely the target audience for News Plus. But I’m also the Cheapskate, so this needs to be a better deal than I can get on my own.I started by making a list of all the magazines I read regularly. Turns out there are eight of them, including Consumer Reports, Entertainment Weekly, Money, Time and Wired.Then I went to Magazines.com, noted the current annual subscription price for each and added up the numbers. Total: $180. I’ll admit, that kind of took me by surprise. Of course, subscriptions go on sale all the time, and you can usually score pretty hefty cash-back savings. My real-world number might be lower, but I needed to start somewhere.magazines-com-veep-subscriptionA one-year subscription to Entertainment Weekly costs $35 all by itself. That’s nearly a third of the annual price of News Plus — for just one magazine. Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET And right there, News Plus would already be a solid deal. Even if I’m actually spending more like $100 per year on magazines, I’d choose the slightly higher cost of News Plus. Because now we factor in the magazines I would read if they were free. Which they effectively would be here.That list includes titles like Bon Appetit, Make, The New Yorker and a handful of others. I’ll just pause here to note that a one-year New Yorker subscription alone costs $100. So if that one’s anywhere on your must-read list, News Plus will nearly pay for itself.Of course, all these numbers are mine and mine alone. You probably have a different list of magazines you like, and I suspect few folks subscribe to as many as I do. So $10 per month might not be worth it at all.In fact, there’s a News Plus alternative you should absolutely consider: Your public library.Apple News Plus alternatives: Free digital magazines from the library and AmazonBefore you pull the trigger on a News Plus subscription, see how many of your favorite magazines are available for free. Yep, free: Many public libraries have partnered with RBDigital, which lets you “check out” digital editions of hundreds of periodicals.Read more: How to get free digital magazines from your libraryThen there’s Amazon: If you’re a Prime subscriber, you can access a small, rotating selection of magazines and read them for free via your Fire tablet or Kindle app. Obviously the Prime subscription itself isn’t free, but the magazines are one of the various subscription benefits.amazon-prime-reading-magazine-selectionAmazon Prime subscribers get access to handful of digital mags at no extra charge. Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET As you might expect, these options have their limitations. Amazon’s freebie library is small — there are currently just 15 titles, which frequently change — and the reading experience isn’t great, at least in the Kindle app on my iPad. The page scans seem a little low-resolution, and the text view is often a weird mish-mash of text and images.As for RBDigital, the app suffers from a mediocre user interface, slow downloads and frequent glitches.But, hey, it’s free. And the library has at least one magazine News Plus doesn’t: Cooks Illustrated, which I read religiously. The News Plus value propositionSo is News Plus worth it? Taken at face value, $10 per month for 300 magazines is a terrific deal, especially considering how nicely formatted many of them are for smaller screens.But in its current state, it’s buggy (some magazines I’ve downloaded don’t appear in “My Magazines”) and limited (there’s not even a search function, for heaven’s sake), and it’s quite jarring (and annoying) when you come across a magazine that isn’t formatted for mobile. (A lot of them are just straight-up PDFs, at least for now.)If you really love magazines, I suspect you’ll like News Plus. At the very least, try out the month-long free trial period. And there’s no contract, so you can always opt to cancel if you find yourself not using it a few months in.If you read only a few here and there, however, I definitely recommend pursuing the library and Amazon options. The Cheapskate Review • Apple iPad 2018 review: The iPad for everyone Best Buy Comments See it Apple 7 See It Tags • Share your voice CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors $329 reading • I did the math, and Apple News Plus is actually a pretty good deal See It CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! 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first_imgArchana Puran Singh, Navjot Singh SidhuTwitterWhat looks like an attempt to bring Navjot Singh Sidhu back on the comedy show, Kapil Sharma read out a letter to the show’s current co-host Archana Puran Singh on Sidhu’s behalf asking her to leave the show as early as possible.On Saturday’s episode of The Kapil Sharma Show, when Badhaai Ho actors Gajraj Rao and Neena Gupta graced the show, Kapil Sharma picked a point to discuss about how lucky Archana is to still receive love letters from her Param Meet (name sarcastically derived from her husband Parmeet Sethi), in the age of social media. He insisted that he will read out the letter for her.By this time, Archana was convinced that Kapil was indeed talking about Parmeet’s love letter to her. As she lend an ear to Kapil, the ace comedian began reading the letter which said, “Dear Archana, I love you a lot and I pray for your well-being. I hope you become so healthy that you won’t fit in a chair. For you, I can leave my home, my work and my city if you could please vacant my seat. Yours lovingly, Navjot Singh Sidhu (loosely translated from Hindi).” And soon everyone broke into laughter.And the very next moment, Archana got up from her seat and told Kapil, “Ok! fine. Obliging to Sidhu’s request, I have now vacated my seat” while taking a few steps towards the audience. But soon she added, “Only for a second” and again got back into her seat saying that she won’t leave anytime soon.Earlier, after maintaing a stoic silence for weeks, Kapil had opened up about Sidhu’s return to The Kapil Sharma Show as the co-host and said that after the elections, Sidhu’s return is inevitable.last_img read more