Amazon Warriors begin Hero CPL 2019 conquest tonight against St Lucia Zouks

first_imgHAVING shared last season’s home and away matches one apiece, Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Lucia Zouks will clash tonight, here at the Guyana  National Stadium, Providence, in the second match of this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 tournament.0The Guyana Amazon Warriors have been runners-up on four occasions with the CPL title proving elusive. However, ahead of tonight’s match, head coach Johan Botha has maintained that their main aim coming into this new campaign is to finish in the top four and take it from there.Full of talent, the duo of young hard-hitting left-handed batsmen, Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer, in the middle order ranks are two of the most dangerous batsmen in the tournament and they form part of a strong line-up along with Sherfane Rutherford and Shoaib Malik.Pakistani international Shoaib Malik will lead the side and he will be a key member of the team while his countryman leg-spinner Shadab Khan and Australian Ben Laughlin will lead the bowling department as the Warriors look to make a solid start.Formerly St Lucia Stars and now known the St Lucia Zouks, the Darren Sammy-led side will be looking to play hard as they seek a change in fortunes; for they are yet to finish any higher than fourth since the inception of the tournament.St Lucia Zouks’ Christopher Barnwell bowls to batsman Andre Fletcher in the nets. (Michelangelo Jacobus photo)Their squad has seen plenty changes from the initial group of players who were earmarked for the 2019 season, as Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera, Niroshan Dickwella and Beuran Hendricks are all expected to miss the tournament.In their stead Cameron Delport, Hardus Viljoen, Najibullah Zadran and Colin de Grandhomme have been called up although the latter two will miss out due to other commitments.However, local boys Andre Fletcher, John Campbell, Obed McCoy and Rahkeem Cornwall will all be expected to rise to the occasion.The game bowls off at 18:00hrs and is the first of three home games for the Warriors.On Saturday (September 7), Warriors play St Kitts and Nevis Patriots while on Sunday (September 8), they will face Barbados Tridents.Guyana Amazon Warriors squad reads: Anthony Bramble (wicketkeeper), Chris Green, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Ben Laughlin, Saurabh Netravalkar, Keemo Paul, Veerasammy Permaul, Clinton Pestano, Nicholas Pooran, Sherfane Rutherford, Shadab Khan, Romario Shepherd, Shoaib Malik (captain), Keagan Simmons, Odean Smith.St Lucia Zouks squad reads: Darren Sammy (captain), Chris Barnwell, John Campbell, Roland Cato, Rahkeem Cornwall, Colin de Grandhomme, Cameron Delport, Niroshan Dickwella, Fawad Ahmed, Andre Fletcher, Beuran Hendricks, Kavem Hodge, Nitish Kumar, Keddy Lesporis, Andre McCarthy, Obed McCoy, Lasith Malinga, Najibullah Zadran, Thisara Perera, Jeavor Royal, Hardus Viljoen, Kesrick Williams.last_img read more

Professor coined term inclusion rider

first_imgOscar winner Frances McDormand finished her acceptance speech for Best Actress in a Leading Role at Sunday’s Academy Awards by saying, “I would like to leave you with two words: inclusion rider.” The phrase “inclusion rider” was coined by Stacy Smith, director of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative for the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Smith created the term in 2014 after writing a guest column in The Hollywood Reporter about issues of inclusion in Hollywood. The term describes a demand actors and actresses can add to their contracts to ensure diversity among cast and crew.In an interview broadcasted by Annenberg Monday on Facebook Live, Smith told Annenberg Dean Willow Bay that the term inclusion rider was a “step toward countering bias in the interviewing or casting process.”In the interview, Smith said that when McDormand asked all the female nominees in the room to stand, she was surprised with the small number of women in the room. Inclusion rider is a term created years ago, which has experienced increased popularity  as a result of the Time’s Up movement, she said.Smith has conducted years of research on various topics relating to representation in Hollywood, such as patterns of screen representation, behind-the-camera employment and barriers facing women and underrepresented minorities in the media. In her research, she offers the inclusion rider as a solution to counter inequality in Hollywood and the media.A typical inclusion rider sets numerical goals for casting in entertainment to ensure the “world onscreen looks like the world in which we live,” Smith told The New York Times. “If 40 percent of the country is filled with individuals from underrepresented racial groups, 20 percent of the country is filled with individuals with disabilities, there is no reason why these individuals aren’t reflected in stories,” Smith told Bay in the interview.last_img read more

QPR v Bristol City line-ups: five Rangers changes, Abraham fit for Robins

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR make five changes for the visit of Bristol City, with Grant Hall injured and Karl Henry, Pawel Wszolek, Olamide Shodipo and Sebastian Polter all left on the bench.Hall picked up a calf injury in the draw against Reading on Saturday and is replaced by Steven Caulker.Massimo Luongo and the fit-again Jordan Cousins come into midfield, with Conor Washington operating from the left-hand side.Idrissa Sylla takes Polter’s place up front as Rangers looked for their first home win since the opening weekend.Bristol City make four changes, with on-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham passed fit, despite fears he could be unfit following a bout of illness.Adam Matthews replaces Mark Little at right-back, Bobby Reid comes in for Marlon Pack, Josh Brownhill starts ahead of Jamie Paterson while Callum O’Dowda is preferred to Luke Freeman.QPR: Smithies; Perch, Onuoha, Caulker, Lynch; Borysiuk, Luongo; Cousins, Chery, Washington; Sylla. Subs: Ingram, Hamalainen, Henry, Gladwin, Wszolek, Shodipo, Polter.Bristol City: Fielding, Matthews, Flint, Magnusson, Bryan; Brownhill, O’Neil; Reid, O’Dowda, Tomlin, Abraham. Subs: O’Donnell, Moore, Pack, Smith, Freeman, Paterson, Wilbraham.Click here for today’s QPR quiz See also:QPR fear Hall faces spell on sidelinesFriday’s QPR quiz – put your Rangers knowledge to the test  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Get close to the wild at Mosetlha

first_img28 July 2010South Africa boasts hundreds of luxury game lodges charging dollar rates for tourists to “experience the African bushveld”. There’s a lot to be said for the five-star safari option – but does being waited on hand and foot really constitute an authentic bushveld experience? And what if you can’t afford to pay all those dollars?Some of South Africa’s national parks have basic accommodation, and there is always the alternative of staying in a nearby town or resort and driving into the park each day – but that’s also not the ideal way to experience the bushveld.MediaClubSouthAfricaFree high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service. Fortunately, there is another option, combining reasonable down-to-earth comfort with a really close-up bush experience, as my family and I recently discovered on a trip to the Madikwe Game Reserve. Lying near the border between South Africa and Botswana, it goes by the name of Mosetlha Bush Camp.Roughing it in styleMosetlha was started in the early 1990s as a rustic camp with basic facilities, a place where rangers-in-training and other wilderness enthusiasts came to learn about wildlife conservation during Operation Phoenix, a project to reintroduce game into the Madikwe area.As more and more lodges were built in the reserve and the number of tourists increased, Chris and June Lucas, with their daughter Caroline, opened Mosetlha to the wider public. But they kept the camp’s ecological ethos and relaxed, down-to-earth atmosphere.At Mosetlha, you do things for yourself. There’s an old-school donkey boiler, with water heated in a drum over a fire for bucket showers, and you also take your own water to flush the VIP – ventilated improved pit – toilets.That may sound a little rough and ready, but this really is a comfortable form of camping. In fact, it isn’t actually camping at all. Guests stay in raised wooden cabins, with canvas awnings over the front and back to allow maximum appreciation of the sights and sounds of the bush – including, at night, the not-too-distant howls of hyena. There is no electricity, but oil lamps give a warm and cosy glow.Mosetlha may be a place where you can get the dust of Africa on your feet, but you don’t do everything for yourself. Sumptuous but simple meals are served up from the camp kitchen and eaten communally. In between there are lazy late mornings and early afternoons when you can snooze or read a book. After dark, a roaring fire encourages the cheerful swapping of anecdotes over a glass of wine or a beer from the honesty bar. You settle very easily into the indulgent rhythms of camp life.The focal points of each day are, of course, the morning and evening game drives. Operation Phoenix was tremendously successful, and today Madikwe boasts an abundance of wildlife. With a large mammal population of over 16 000, the reserve provides some of the best game-viewing in the country.Our visit yielded, among other sightings, a close-range encounter with lions at a zebra kill, a pack of wild dogs (very rare), both white and black rhino as well as a leopard up a tree. On one occasion, a pride of lions – moms, dads and cubs – sauntered up to our Land Rover and strolled casually past on either side, leaving our party a little perturbed.You’re guaranteed to see some great game at Madikwe, but there is a lot more to enjoy besides. For the twitchers, there are over 340 bird species to spot. Amateur geologists can take in the striking topography of the area, with numerous koppies and even low mountain peaks rising from the savannah plain.And there’s nothing quite so gratifying as that moment when, just as the off-road bumps are starting to take their toll, your guide stops the vehicle and you climb out to discover a table, magically produced and laden with goodies: coffee and rusks for those brisk mornings, or drinks and snacks in the evenings while the orange disc of the sun slips below the horizon.I told you this was roughing it in style …Rich in historyGood game rangers are walking encyclopaedia when it comes to flora and fauna – and they love to share useful bits of trivia – such as the fact that the collective noun for giraffes is a “journey”. Mosetlha’s knowledgeable guides can also tell you almost anything you might want to know about the region, including its unusual history.Places such as Groot Marico and Mafikeng Road have been immortalised in the stories of Herman Charles Bosman, and the area regularly attracts literary pilgrims for whom the place has a special resonance. But long before Bosman invented his famous serio-comical narrator, Oom Schalk Lourens, the terrain had been criss-crossed by Mzilikazi and the Matabele people, Boer and British soldiers, traders, explorers, hunters and missionaries.If the spirits of the past haunt Madikwe, it is a gentle haunting. Like so many of South Africa’s game reserves, it is a place of tranquillity and astounding beauty. Unlike any other park, however, it is also home to the unusual and memorable wilderness experience that is Mosetlha Bush Camp.First published by – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

Bewitched Accessories Pashmina Style Scarf In Teal : These scarves arrived in good time. Although they had some loose threads and

first_imgSummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-03-23 03:59:09Reviewed Item Bewitched Accessories Pashmina Style Scarf In TealRating 4.1 / 5  stars, based on  16  reviewsPrice£3.47 Very nice item arrived quickly and a great price. Lovely gift to give and recipient was delighted to receive. Lovely material for the price brilliant arrived earlier than expected. Lovely material for the price brilliant arrived earlier than expected.good value scarvesThese scarves arrived in good time. Although they had some loose threads and for money but it was green instead of blue like theBewitched Accessories Pashmina Style Scarf In Teal100% ViscoseApprox. 2 Inch Tassles100% ViscoseHand wash in cold water with a mild detergent. Can be dry cleaned.Solid Teal colourSoft Touch & WarmExclusive to Kuldip Very nice item arrived quickly and a great price. I expect it makes a fine scarf but i use mine to protect a dresser surface which it does very well indeed. It is a nice fine fabric and a clear colour. For money but it was green instead of blue like the. Incredible value for money but it was green instead of blue like the picture. Order for 2 of these scarves arrived quickly,both well packaged. Just need a light press with iron to remove creasing during transit. The cream one is just what i wanted,the teal is far more green than blue (as it looks in picture)it is a nice rich colour but i wanted blue. Yes i would order these if i needed some different colours. I expect it makes a fine scarf but i use mine to protect a dresser surface which it does very well indeed. It is a nice fine fabric and a clear colour. Order for 2 of these scarves arrived quickly,both well packaged. Just need a light press with iron to remove creasing during transit. The cream one is just what i wanted,the teal is far more green than blue (as it looks in picture)it is a nice rich colour but i wanted blue. Yes i would order these if i needed some different colours. These scarves arrived in good time. Although they had some loose threads and. These scarves arrived in good time. Although they had some loose threads and black spots in the material but overall they were good quality for the cost. They were worn by bridesmaids and were perfect for the job. For money but it was green instead of blue like the. Incredible value for money but it was green instead of blue like the picture. These scarves arrived in good time. Although they had some loose threads and. These scarves arrived in good time. Although they had some loose threads and black spots in the material but overall they were good quality for the cost. They were worn by bridesmaids and were perfect for the job. Lovely gift to give and recipient was delighted to receive. last_img read more

Trim Mode in Premiere Pro CS6

first_imgOne of the big additions in Premiere Pro CS6 is the enhanced trimming features.  In this post you’ll learn how to trim quickly with the new Trim Mode and keyboard shortcuts.Discover how to use the new Trim Mode in Premiere Pro CS6 to speed up your edits!  In this post, we’ll cover trimming in Premiere including how to perform an edit in trim mode and modifying the large trim offset.  Lastly, we’ll take a look at trimming with shortcuts in Premiere Pro – a surefire way to streamline your editing workflow.Performing an Edit in Trim ModeIn Premiere Pro, you can edit in trim mode by putting your playhead near the edit point you want to trim and pressing T.Remember: T is for “Trim”This selects the nearest edit point and puts you in Trim Mode. The Program window will change to show you the outgoing and incoming clips, with trim backward and trim forward buttons below the clips (-5, -1, and the default transition button):This puts you into a Roll (displayed as dual sided Red).  Toggle through the trim tools by using the shortcut Control + T (on a Mac) or Shift + T (on a PC.  This will toggle you  to a Ripple (displayed as one-sided Yellow) and Regular Trim (displayed as one-sided Red). Unlike Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro also toggles to the selection editing tool (displayed as one-sided Red arrow) which will leave a gap.  Watch out for that!To perform a Trim, click the -1 or -5 numbers in the Program Window.  You can also add the default video/audio transitions by clicking the default transition button.The white numbers on the far left and right show you the total frames you have trimmed (if you clicked the -5 trim backwards 3 times, the total would be -15).I personally like trimming while the edit is looping by clicking the Play button (your view will change  to the clip that is playing), and pressing the trim backward/forward buttons. This type of real time editing allows you to really fine tune your edit while visualizing the result.  Remember there is no right or wrong way to trim.  That’s why Premiere Pro offers various methods of working.Set the Large Trim Offset in PreferencesWant more trim offset?  Premiere Pro allows you to change the Large Trim amount (the default is 5)On a Mac go to Premiere Pro > Preferences > Trim.  On a PC its Edit > Preferences > Trim PC.  Change the Large Trim Offset to 10 frames.  After changing the Offset, you will see the new values in Trim Mode (see example below). Trimming with Keyboard ShortcutsUsing shortcuts are the fastest way to trim in Premiere Pro.  They may take some dedication to stick in your workflow, but force yourself to use them and after a while they’ll become second nature.You can trim 1 frame to left with the shortcut Option + Left Arrow (on Mac) or Alt + Left Arrow (on PC).  Similarly, trim 1 frame to the right with the shortcut Option + Right Arrow (on Mac) or Alt + Right Arrow (on PC).The shortcuts for trimming with the large trim offset are Option + Shift + Left Arrow or  Option + Shift+ Right Arrow (Substitute Option for Alt on PC).You can also modify the Premiere Pro keyboard shortcuts to add ones you like. Below you can see all the trim commands that aren’t mapped to a keyboard shortcut.  If you’re doing a lot of repetitive trimming its more than worth it to take the time to map the shortcuts that are most useful.Check out the complete list of default Premiere Pro shortcuts here.Are you using the new Trim Mode in Premiere Pro CS6?Got tips to share?  Let us know in the comments!last_img read more

Fine for abandoning milch cows

first_imgAbandoning milch cows in Haryana may come at a price as a fine of ₹5,100 would be imposed on those who do so, according to Haryana Gau Seva Aayog chairman Bhani Ram Mangla.For this purpose, a mobile application is being prepared which would reveal information about the place and district of animal on the basis of tag number, he said.He was speaking at a function where financial assistance cheques to Gaushalas in Bhiwani district were distributed.Mr. Mangla on Monday distributed cheques of about ₹26.50 lakh to 24 guashalas, an official release said.According to a decision of the government, he said ‘Gau Seva Kendras’ (Cow Service Centres) would be established in villages for the safety of ‘Gauvansh’.The government would give financial assistance for this purpose, he said. The registration of these ‘seva kendras’ would be mandatory and a committee of eminent persons would be constituted for their functioning, he said.last_img read more

Jitters over Article 35A eclipse Id festivities

first_imgViolence-marred Kashmir valley witnessed a rare buzz in the markets on Tuesday, eve of Id-ul-Azha. However, festivities were eclipsed by anxiety about the fate of Article 35A, scheduled for hearing in the Supreme Court on August 27. Women and children were seen swarming the markets since morning. An official said over a lakh goats and sheep must have reached the city’s markets this season.Scores of shops in Srinagar put up banners in defence of Article 35A. Public transport operators pasted notices on the vehicles demanding retention of the Article.In a rare Id message, Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, also the Valley’s head priest, said: “People of J&K, irrespective of cast creed and region, must take a pledge to protect the State subject law and to remain rock solid to foil all bids aimed at changing the demography. On this auspicious occasion, people of the State must vow to take the ongoing struggle forward.”last_img read more

Modi, Kejriwal used Anna Hazare: Raj

first_imgMaharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Monday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had piggybacked on anti-graft activist Anna Hazare’s Jan Lokpal movement.“I have urged Anna not to put his life in danger for this apathetic government. This [BJP-led NDA] is a government of liars and the biggest liar is Mr. Modi. It has not the slightest sensitivity to whether Anna lives or dies,” Mr. Raj Thackeray said. He and other MNS leaders visited the activist in Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar as his indefinite hunger strike over the Centre’s failure to appoint a Lokpal entered the sixth day on Monday.“It is only because of Mr. Hazare’s agitation for the Lokpal and Lokayuktas that Mr. Modi and Mr. Kejriwal are in power. They have used Anna and then conveniently jettisoned him. Who had heard of Mr. Kejriwal before? But today he does not even bother to visit Anna or ask after his health,” said the MNS chief. He said that Mr. Modi had tweeted on December 18, 2013, about the need to implement the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act. “After five years in power, the Modi government has done nothing,” he said.Mr. Raj Thackeray had a half-hour talk with Mr. Hazare inside the Yadavbaba Temple, where the activist is on his hunger strike, and requested him to end the strike in view of his steadily deteriorating health. “I have requested [Mr. Hazare] to instead tour the State with me to bury this [BJP] government,” he said.He said that Mr. Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah were subverting the autonomy of every institution in the country, but in the upcoming general election, it would be the people versus the duo. “The pressure that is being exerted on bodies — from the RBI to the CBI — to toe the BJP’s line is deplorable. A CBI Director was dismissed in a cavalier fashion and two RBI Governors have resignedas they would not conform. The blame lies only the PM and his arrogance,” Mr. Raj Thackeray said.Water activist Rajendra Singh, too, met Mr. Hazare. He was worried about the Centre’s apathy as in the case of environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, who died last year after an indefinite hunger strike in Haridwar over the government’s inadequate efforts to clean the Ganga river.Meanwhile, The Shiv Sena also lent support to the activist. “The people have been administered an anaesthetic by the Modi government and they need to be brought out of their slumber. Mr. Hazare should give up his fast and lead an agitation over his demand. I assure him the Sena’s support,” said party president Uddhav Thackeray, in a statement.Opposition leaders, too, flocked to meet Mr. Hazare since he commenced his fast on January 30. Senior Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil met Mr. Hazare on Sunday. “The present government, which rode on the wave of Mr. Hazare’s Lokpal agitation, has now completely forgotten him,” he said.last_img read more

Stars Attend Event For Education Through MusicLos Angeles

first_imgOn December 6, Education Through Music-Los Angeles honored Paramount Pictures’ President of Worldwide Music & Publishing, Randy Spendlove, and Music Teacher (Los Angeles Unified School District) Asuncion Ojeda at the Skirball Cultural Center.ETM-LA 2015 Shining Star Honoree, Randy Spendlove, and Grammy nominee, Common, pose with ETM-LA studentsEach year, the Shining Stars are awarded to individuals whose contributions through music have changed lives. “Through music, our honorees inspire our youth to achieve their highest potential,” says ETM-LA Executive Director, Victoria Lanier.The evening, hosted by Will and Grace star Eric McCormack included performances by Goo Goo Dolls lead singer John Rzeznik, En Vogue, Michelle Branch, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Randy Spendlove’s “Jam Band” which included Jimmie Wood and Joe Kramer, and Composers John Debney and Brian Tyler. Common, who won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for Paramount Pictures’ Selma, was on hand to present Spendlove’s Shining Star Award. He discussed how important music education was for him, and praised Spendlove for his dedication to the cause.Common was also honored that night as more than 50 students from Education Through Music-LA Partner Schools performed the Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning song “Glory” from Selma. “It was such an honor to have the children perform ‘Glory,’ along with Bob Marley’s ‘One Love,’” said Common, who gave them a standing ovation.During his speech, Spendlove gave personal anecdotes about his musical education experience: “Teachers would let me take instruments home on the weekends, and my theater teacher would give me keys to the school to practice on the weekends. When I reconnected with these teachers years later, they didn’t remember this, because teachers inspire and just want students to get the most out of their music education.”Veteran music teacher Asuncion Ojeda also gave a speech about how rewarding it is for her to watch her students grow through music.ETM-LA Executive Director Victoria Lanier gave an inspiring speech stating that last year’s ETM-LA serviced over 7,000 students in Los Angeles. Proceeds from the event will benefit ETM-LA’s programs serving over 10,000 children this year, including LA Unified School District’s Normandie Elementary, where Honoree Asuncion Ojeda currently teaches only a handful of the approximate 900 students due to the lack of resources. “We want to ensure that every child at Normandie Elementary receives an equitable music education as part of the core curriculum,” says Lanier. ETM-LA believes every child deserves a well-rounded education that includes music and the arts.Others in attendance included Jeff Beal, Christophe Beck, Jim Dooley, Tim Davies, Rob Duncan, Ludwig Goransson, Joe Kraemer, Christopher Lennertz, Bear McCreary, Stephan Moccio, Blake Neely, Rob Simonsen, Dan Romer, Rudy Sarzo, and Austin Wintory. The event chairs were Lola Debney and Alecia Spendlove.Honorary chairs included music education champions and celebrities such as Ellie Kemper, Ed Helms, Common, Imagine Dragons, Kate Flannery, John Debney, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Michael Giacchino, Rickey Minor, and Common. Major event sponsors: Booker & Sarita White, BTW Productions, CW3PR, The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency, Hans Zimmer & Steven Kofsky, Lola & John Debney, Paramount Pictures and Sonic Fuel Studios. Tribute Video Sponsorship: CW3PR.Education Through Music-LA is an independent 501c3 non-profit with the mission to provide music in disadvantaged schools to enhance students’ academic achievement and creative and overall development. ETM-LA partners with inner-city schools to provide yearlong music instruction and is based on the ETM model (New York, 1991). Find out more here.last_img read more