Without Neymar, Messi and Suarez keep Barcelona thriving

first_imgView comments ONE Championship partners with Global Citizen to fight poverty FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates with Luis Suarez, right, after scoring the fourth goal of his team during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Sociedad, at Anoeta stadium, in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Sunday, Jan.14, 2018. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)MADRID — It turns out Barcelona had the solution to its problems right at home.After starting the season surrounded by doubts following failed attempts to bring in a top player to replace Neymar, Barcelona showed it can do just fine regardless.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “He does something different in every game,” Suarez said of Messi. “He was spectacular again. The fans who came to the stadium were able to enjoy the best player in history.”Suarez has also been impressive.The Uruguay striker also scored twice against Betis, reaching 100 goals with Barcelona in 114 matches. He is the league’s second-best scorer with 15 goals, and has found the net 10 times in his last eight matches.His first goal on Sunday was a neat volley from inside the area, and the second was a well-placed shot into the top corner after a set up by Messi.Barcelona had been unbeaten in 29 matches until a 1-0 loss at Espanyol in the quarterfinals of Copa del Rey last week, when Messi failed to convert a penalty kick in a rare miss. Suarez began that game on the bench. The second leg is Thursday at Camp Nou, when the duo is expected to play from the start.Messi and Suarez helped Barcelona open an 11-point lead at the start of second half of the Spanish league, its biggest advantage after 20 matches since the 2008-09 season.Barcelona has a 19-point lead over defending champion Real Madrid, which it beat 3-0 at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium late last year with Messi and Suarez each scoring once.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Messi has been on a level of his own, leading the league in scoring with 19 goals. He has scored nine times in his last 10 games.The Argentina forward had a mesmerizing performance in Barcelona’s 5-0 rout at Real Betis on Sunday, scoring twice and being applauded by some of the opposing fans.“We are lucky to be able to see him play,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. “I suffered when I was on the other side, now I can enjoy it. It’s a spectacle to be able to watch him. He is the best who will ever play.”Messi’s second goal on Sunday was one to admire, with the playmaker entering the area and going past two defenders before calmly finding the net.He also impressed late in the game by escaping from three defenders after being pressured near his own area, changing direction several times while coolly controlling the ball. He finished the play by putting the ball through the legs of one of the defenders.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez proved they can get the job done by themselves, leading Barcelona to an impressive first half of the season.With the talented duo thriving, Barcelona became the runaway leader in the Spanish league and stayed alive in the Champions League and the Copa del Rey.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMessi and Suarez have combined to score 34 goals in the Spanish league, more than the total tally of all but three other teams.There was concern when Barcelona failed to sign Philippe Coutinho after Neymar left for Paris Saint-Germain in the offseason, but the duo took over the attacking responsibility and made sure the team stayed highly competitive despite not having the extra forward. The Catalan club added young France forward Ousmane Dembele, but the France international got injured and hasn’t been able to play much. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Vipers strike twice in third to defeat Huskies

first_imgIt was a tough third period for Fort St. John, as the team controlled most of the period’s play, but were unable to slip another goal past Glinnum, who made numerous big saves, especially within the final five minutes of play while his team was short-handed.It was a different story for Sexsmith, as the Vipers managed to score twice in the final frame, with the game-tying goal coming off a fluke bounce off a Fort St. John defender only 35 seconds into the period, followed by a nice, cross-ice backdoor feed with just under five minutes remaining in the game, for a final score of 5-4.Following the emotional game, head coach Gary Alexander said his team needs to maintain their focus and take better control of the puck.“There was a lot of add man rushes out there which turned over (the puck) and caused three goals tonight, and any time you give up three goals on the same type of play it’s going to beat you every time. So we just have some more work to do.”Advertisement Alexander also talked about the play of both Dylan Houle and rookie Cayle Bell, who both showed they are becoming more comfortable in the NWJHL with every game, combining for six points in Thursday’s tilt.“Dylan is getting better every game, I was impressed tonight with Cayle Bell as well, he was a lot more physical tonight than he has been, and Dylan is handling the puck better and skating better every night. We certainly have the talent to be better than we are.”That talent will be put to the test twice more over the weekend, as the Huskies will next welcome the Fairview Flyers to the North Peace Arena Friday evening, for what promises to be a physical, high-intensity hockey game.Friday’s game begins at 8 p.m. It was a great start for the Huskies last night, who put the pressure on the visiting Vipers by scoring the game’s opening goal only 1:32 into the first period. Huskies forward Dylan Houle took a long, crisp breakout pass from Cayle Bell, taking the puck around a Sexsmith defender to his backhand for a partial break away, and pulling a nice move on Vipers tender Braydon Glinnum, sliding it to his backhand and in the net for a 1-0 lead.As the chippy opening period progressed, so did the game’s intensity, as bodies began to fly at one-another, with players taking the opportunity to throw some big body checks at every chance they got.However, the Pups’ lead wouldn’t last, as Sexsmith scored twice in the first, once on the power-play, as a screened point shot beat starting goaltender Travis McLean, while the second was a shot beating him low glove side, to wrap up the first with the Huskies down 2-1.- Advertisement -The second period proved to be the best of the night for the Huskies, as Cayle Bell banged in a rebound 3:38 into the second, tying the game at 2-2, with Dylan Houle getting the lone assist. Just over three minutes later, the combo of Houle and Bell struck again as Houle scored his second of the night off a quick shot in the slot, set up by Bell, to re-take a 3-2 lead.That lead was extended thanks to a power play goal by Robbie Sidhu, after shooting the puck low from the point to beat a screened Glinnum, providing the Huskies a 4-2 lead.The power-play marker didn’t seem to discourage the Vipers, who responded with a second period goal of their own 12:16 into the middle frame, concluding the period with the Huskies leading 4-3.Advertisementlast_img read more

Oilmen’s Bonspiel looking for more teams

first_imgCurrently, there are approximately 25 teams already registered to compete.The cost to enter into the tournament is $500 per team, and the deadline to register your four-member team is November 9.Along with the three day curling tournament, which will include over $50,000 in prize giveaways, the Bonspiel will also offer a dance/stag night, a comedian, as well as a dinner.- Advertisement -Games begin Wednesday, November 14 at 4 p.m. with the tournament’s opening ceremonies kicking off at 6 p.m.The deadline to register for the tournament is Friday, November 9, and if interested in signing up, call Curtis at 250-262-9453, to find out if you qualify to submit a team, as there are stipulations as to who can compete in the Oilmen’s events.Those looking to compete must be members of the Petroleum Association.Advertisementlast_img read more

PEARSE IS SCOUTING ABOUT AS DONEGAL’S NEWEST GROUP LAUNCHED

first_imgErrigal Scout County Commissioner, Dessie Taylor with some of the newly Invested leaders from the recently formed Gweedore Scout Group at their Investirue evening. Included are Fiona O’Reilly, Ray Fallon, Grainne Hoolway, Pearse Doherty, Roisin Doherty (Group Leader), David Holloway, Garth Doherty and Amanda Doherty.He’s more used to political jousting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny across the floor of Dail Eireann.But Sinn Fein Deputy Pearse Doherty equipped himself with more skills this week when he was made a leader with Ireland’s newest Scout Group.The well-known politician was among a group of adults and young people who took part in the investiture of the 22nd Donegal (Ghaoth Dobhair) scout group. 22nd Donegal (Gweedore) Group Leader Roisin Doherty with sons Padraig and Colm and husband Pearse at the newly formed groups inaugeral Investiture evening.The group is the first all Irish-speaking group to be formed in a Gaeltach area since the formation of Scouting Ireland in 2004.Pearse revealed it was his wife Roisin and another parent who first came up with the idea of Ghaoth Dobhair’s scouting group.“Roisin and another parent David Holloway were putting up flags on lampposts in the area before Donegal were playing in the All-Ireland GAA final in 2012.“Roisin remarked that it would be great to have some scouts in the area who could help put up the flags. “The next day they had a meeting and they spent the next year getting the group of the ground,” revealed Pearse.This week 64 young people and up to 20 adults took part in the investiture of the group at Ghaoth Dobhair GAA club.Pearse, who is an associate scout leader, says his only gripe is that he didn’t get involved with the scouts earlier.22nd Donegal (Gweedore) Beaver Scouts with their leaders including Group Leader Roisin Doherty and Dinny McGinley TD, at their inaugeral Investiture evening.“I was never into football and I wasn’t very athletic. I just wish there had have ben a scout group in the area at the time.“I would encourage any young person to get involved in the scouting movement. IT is non-competitive and it brings out the best in young people. “Not only does it equip them with so many life-skills, but it also helps them meet other people and it develops their character.“I would certainly recommend it to any young person or adult for that matter,” he said.22nd Donegal (Gweedore) Cub Scouts with their leaders including Group Leader Roisin Doherty at their inaugeral Investiture evening.PEARSE IS SCOUTING ABOUT AS DONEGAL’S NEWEST GROUP LAUNCHED was last modified: February 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:22nd Donegal (Ghaoth Dobhair)Pearse DohertyScoutslast_img read more

TG4 DOCUMENTARY TO PAY TRIBUTE TO DONEGAL NATIVE AND ALL BLACKS CAPTAIN DAVE GALLAHER

first_imgTG4 is set to broadcast a tribute to Ramelton native Dave Gallaher.Filmed in Ireland and New Zealand ‘All Black na hEireann’ (Ireland’s All Black) airs at 9.30pm tomorrow (Sunday) on TG4.The Square One Productions film tells the story of Dave Gallaher who would go on to become possibly the greatest ever captain of the All Blacks rugby team before he died tragically in the Western front during World War One. The documentary features world renowned experts and formers All Black players who remember the Donegal All Black who changed the face of rugby.Producer Shane Tobin comments: ‘The story begins in North West Ireland. Born in Ramelton, Co. Donegal in 1873 and ends on the trenches in World War One.“Between these two events Dave Gallaher changed the landscape of sports and created the enigma of the All Blacks that we know today out of great hardship and Cathal did a great job in bringing the story to Irish TV viewers through amazing never seen archive of those days.“He is possibly the most influential figure in rugby as he created the mystic of the All Blacks and their tactical playbook which created an amazing record in international competition. That makes him one of the most influential Irish sports stars ever, despite being so unknown. ‘All Black na hÉireann’ was written and produced by Shane Tobin (‘Hill 16’, ‘Dhá Chúirt’, ‘Dialanna ón gCogadh Mór’) Editor on the piece was Áine Furlong with Andrew Edger on camera. Online editing and mixing was carried out at Reelgood studios in Dublin and it was directed by Cathal O’hÚallachain for Square One productions.Tobin continues: ‘This is the first documentary to be made for Irish TV on such a great Irishman who so few know about, but changed the world forever.”Another Square One productions film, their eight part series on World War 1 ‘Dialanna ón gCogadh Mór’, continues every Wednesday at 9.30pm on TG4 up to December 17th. TG4 DOCUMENTARY TO PAY TRIBUTE TO DONEGAL NATIVE AND ALL BLACKS CAPTAIN DAVE GALLAHER was last modified: November 14th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:All BlacksDAVE GALLAHERRameltonlast_img read more

LORETO SWIMMERS DO WELL IN ULSTER EVENT

first_imgThe Ulster Secondary Schools Swimming competition was held in Ballymena over the weekend and Loreto, Letterkenny did extremely well.The school was represented by: Senior: Emma Harvey, Niamh McHugh, Intermediate: Ellen Doherty and Junior: Emma Vaughan, Sarah Duffy, Cliodhna McHugh, Chloe Tinney, Georgia Keys, Meabh Rafferty, Alison Dowling, Emma Tinney, Dearbhla McDermott, Hannah McMenamin, Cora Bond and Shauna McFadden. All swimmers swam well with quite a number of swimmers achieveing new PB’s.On Friday evening Emma Harvey qualified for the finals of the 100metres back whilst on Saturday pride of place went to Emma Vaughan.Emma got a bronze medal in both the 100m breast and 100m IM and thus qualified to travel to Ternerife with the Ulster Secondary Schools team at Halloween.This was the first swimming competition for quite a number of these young swimmers and this experience should be of great benefit to them in the future.  LORETO SWIMMERS DO WELL IN ULSTER EVENT was last modified: November 27th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennyLoretoswimmerslast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Adds Former Indianola Standout and University of Missouri Transfer Grace Berg

first_imgBerg, a four-time first-team all-state selection, helped Indianola High School qualify for the state tournament all four seasons of her outstanding high school career. She was named the 2018 Iowa Basketball Coaches Association’s Class 5A Player of the Year and graduated as Indianola’s all-time leading scorer with 1,784 career points. Berg, who averaged more than 20.0 points her junior and senior seasons, was a four-time first-team all-conference selection for the Indians. In her four seasons, Indianola compiled an 86-12 overall record. Berg, a 6-0 forward, played in 19 games for the Tigers this season, averaging 3.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 12.7 minutes per game. She scored a career-high 12 points and grabbed four rebounds in the Tigers’ win over Missouri State. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team has added former Indianola standout and University of Missouri transfer Grace Berg to the program, head coach Jennie Baranczyk announced Monday, Jan. 28. Berg will have three seasons of eligibility at Drake.center_img A talented multi-sport athlete, Berg, earned four varsity letters in both cross country and track and field. She qualified for the state meet in both sports each of her final three years. Berg holds Indianola’s cross country 5K record with a time of 19:07 and finished second twice at the Iowa Hawkeye Conference meet. She earned academic all-conference honors in each sport all four years. Her father, Greg, wrestled for UNI while her mother, Michel, played basketball for Coe College. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Weekly Poll: Should Amazon S3s API Be Considered the Standard for Data Storage?

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#Trends A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Interoperability remains one of the key barriers to the adoption of cloud computing. As businesses, governments, schools and individuals move to the cloud, how can we be sure the data we store there doesn’t find itself quarantined, stuck in one format and out of the reach of other services?As more and more companies are offering cloud storage capabilities (such as Oxygen, Nomadesk and Dropbox), do we need to have a standard API for data storage?Will the major players in the industry – in the case of data storage, that’s arguably Amazon S3 – determine the standard? Or is cloud storage still too nascent for us to look for standardization? Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Tesla upgrades AutoPilot — but you still need to pay attention

first_imgTesla Motors will send an over-the-air AutoPilot update to Model S and X owners, which adds radar improvements and additional safety warnings to the semi-autonomous system.To understand the update, it is important to know how AutoPilot previously worked. A rear-view mirror camera, front bumper radar sensor and 12 ultrasonic sensors developed an image of the car’s surroundings. AutoPilot looked at the image from the camera, to recognize signs, obstacles, and movement and react accordingly.See Also: Mobileye and Delphi aim for autonomous tech by 2019In AutoPilot 8.0, Tesla has moved the primary information sensor from the camera to radar. The benefits of this move include six times more information per object, ability to work well in fog and heavy rain, and longer range.Tesla has worked on the radar for a few months, fixing some of the kinks of the sensor to ensure it builds a near perfect image. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is confident the sensor will perform better, stating in a press interview after the announcement that it might have saved Joshua Brown, who was killed while driving on AutoPilot.Tesla trying to weed out false positivesAnother upgrade to AutoPilot comes in the form of a cloud “hivemind,” which will help remove “false positives” from the road.“Initially, the vehicle fleet will take no action except to note the position of road signs, bridges and other stationary objects, mapping the world according to radar,” said the Tesla team in a press release. “The car computer will then silently compare when it would have braked to the driver action and upload that to the Tesla database. If several cars drive safely past a given radar object, whether Autopilot is turned on or off, then that object is added to the geocoded whitelist.”The hivemind, what Tesla calls fleet learning, should give the AutoPilot a better impression of the roads before its activated.Tesla has also added new warnings for drivers that use AutoPilot, to ensure they don’t take their hands off the wheel. If a driver ignores three beeps in an hour, the car will park and force the driver to take back control of the vehicle.Musk said that while the warnings should reduce the likelihood of crashes, the system will never be perfect. He also reiterated that the Model S and X are two of the safest cars on the road, adding “I don’t think there’s a model within a multiple.” 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Tags:#autonomous cars#AutoPilot#electric cars#Internet of Things#IoT#Model S#Model X#Self-Driving#Tesla Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…center_img David Curry IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Related Posts last_img read more

Premiere Pro Tips: Project Panel

first_imgWhen I want to look at the structure of a project I use list view. Create New Item in Premiere ProClicking on “New Item” lets you create a variety of items in your Premiere Pro project. The ones I use the most are sequence, adjustment layer, title and color matte. Most of these are self explanatory, but the Premiere Pro Help covers what each of the options does.Thumbnails and the Preview AreaIn list view you have the option to view thumbnails and the preview area. You select these from the project pulldown. There is also a a magnifying glass at the bottom of the project. Use this for more detailed searches, as you can locate assets by criteria you specify. Creating Bins in Premiere ProFolders are called bins in Premiere Pro, which  may be a bit confusing (as they are called folders in After Effects).Bins are imperative for keeping your project organized, without them your project will quickly become messy. Check this post on getting organized and use the free project’s bin structure as a starting point.Create a bin by clicking on the “New Bin” button.Be aware that if a bin is selected when you do this, you are creating a bin within a bin.Find Clips in Premiere ProYou can search for footage by name by typing in the find box search window. This is useful if you’re working with a mass of footage – but the footage must be organized for the search to be effective.You can also search for Faces by clicking on the magnifying glass. For this to work, you have to analyze the clips for Face Detection. This feature is VERY handy when working with a lot of interview footage.To analyze your footage for Face Detection in Premiere Pro:Select the clips, right click and select “Analyze Content”.Choose “Face Detection” and click Ok. This will launch Adobe Media Encoder, which does the actual analysis.When it’s done, you can filter clips based on Faces. These Premiere Pro project tips will get you up to speed with the interface and have you working more efficiently.New to video editing in Premiere Pro? In this post we look at some basics to help you get your bearings.In the project panel, you can work in either icon or list view. You can click on the icons in the project to switch views, or I suggest learning the shortcut Shift + \.  Personally I like seeing both of these. You can change the thumbnail size by dragging the zoom slider at the bottom of the project. With a clip selected, the preview area lists info about the clip (format, duration, pixel aspect ratio, audio). Click the play button in the preview area to play the clip, and click the camera icon to change the poster frame (the identifying frame for each clip).Poster Frame Highlighted in RedThe preview area also tells you a clip has been used in a sequence. Click the clip usage icon to see what sequence it is in and navigate to it. This is extremely helpful when you’re working with tons of short interview clips.Clip Usage Highlighted in RedCustomizing Columns in PremiereClick on any column to sort by that column. Click, hold and drag to change the order of the columns.By default there are a lot of columns visible, and you may be overwhelmed by the amount of information displayed. You can customize what columns are visible in list view.I generally customize what columns are visible based on what kind of project I am working on (narrative, doc, music video).From the project pulldown, select Metadata Display. Uncheck the box for Premiere Pro Project Metadata. Then click on the twirly to reveal the columns. I unchecked the box so that they would all be unselected. Check the columns you want to show, then click Save Settings and give your customized columns a name. You can make as many custom column layouts as needed, which can be a big timesaver if you work in multiple project types. Click image below for larger view: Customized ColumnsIcon View in Premiere ProOne of the big advantages of using the icon view in Premiere Pro is hover scrub.Put your cursor over an icon and the clip will play backwards or forwards as you drag your mouse. If you click on the clip a yellow bar appears (shows the in & out points) and a playhead.You can drag the playhead, or use the J,K or L shortcuts to play the clip. You can set in & out with I & O.If video clips have audio, there is a a white waveform icon to show that the clip contains linked audio.Once the video/audio are used in a sequence an orange icon will appear. By clicking on the icon you’ll be directed sequence.In Icon View, you can sort by clicking on sort icons button and choose from the list of options.Sort icons Highlighted in RedYou can quickly edit clips into a sequence using “Automate to Sequence ” It also works in list view, but it is more useful in icon view.Automate to Sequence Highlighted in RedThe most useful workflow for Automate to Sequence is to set in/out for all the clips you want to edit into a sequence. Then select the clips in the order you want them to appear in the sequence and click “Automate to Sequence”.You have the options of applying a default Transition, and ignoring either the audio or video. You can also use markers with Automate to Sequence which is covered here.I hope these pointers will be useful in giving your a jumpstart in editing your videos with Premiere Pro.last_img read more