first_imgBOXING: Jason Quigley looks in superb condition as he weighed-in ahead of his latest bout in the bright lights of Las Vegas.Quigley faces Marchristopher Adkins later tonight (SAT – IRISH TIME) and will be hoping to continue his unbeaten record. Quigley has won ALL eight of his professional fights since turning professional in 2014.Fighting out of Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions stable – Quigley has been tipped for the top.Present at his weigh-in, was former World Champion and Boxing great Bernard Hopkins.Quigley has plenty of Donegal supporters over in Vegas for the bout – which include the manager of the Irish Amateur Boxing team – Peter O’Donnell. Quigley has had a good training camp and is itching to get back in the ring – but expects to face his toughest opponent since turning professional in Vegas tonight.Quigley looks in excellent condition at his weigh-in earlier – and looked in determined mood as he looks to continue his impressive start to life as a professional boxer in the USA.DDTV: QUIGLEY WEIGHS-IN AHEAD OF LAS VEGAS SHOWDOWN was last modified: November 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:boxingnewsSportlast_img read more

A Look at Weatherization and Windows

first_imgWith window replacement now on the menu of stimulus-funded weatherization options, building-products manufacturer Serious Energy, based in Sunnyvale, California, recently rolled out a line of energy efficient replacement windows it calls the SeriousWindows WAP Series.And Comfort Windows, which makes windows and doors, and offers home-insulation services through four showrooms in upstate New York, claims this summer has been among its busiest – enough so that the company is considering adding another showroom to its roster. Company co-owner Fritz Gentile recently told the Syracuse Post-Standard that federal tax incentives, in particular, have boosted sales significantly.Through 2010, homeowners are eligible for a tax credit of 30% of the replacement cost, excluding labor, for windows, doors, and wall insulation, up to $1,500. Homeowners in New York, through the state’s participation in the federal Home Performance with Energy Star program, also may qualify for rebates or low-interest loans to help cover the cost of energy efficiency improvements.Tempering anticipation with patienceBoth Comfort Windows and Serious Energy (formerly known as Serious Materials) are banking on market- and stimulus-related forces to propel increases – if not necessarily surges – in demand for their products. Given general economic conditions, though, it is difficult to say how quickly those increases will emerge.Gentile told the Post-Standard that his company’s possible showroom expansion is at least partly preemptive. “The home improvement industry is going to come back and we need to be ready,” he said.There are in fact signs that at least a couple major economic indicators – the stock market and the housing market – are beginning to point to a recovery. The Commerce Department reported on Monday that new-home sales in June rose 11% over those in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000. New-home sales have increased for three consecutive months, although prices continue to slip, with the median price for a new home in June at $206,000, down 12% from the $219,000 median in May.Still, the housing recovery will be slow, by any standard. (And the true pace of recovery of the stock market – a leading indicator whose Dow Jones industrial average last week closed above 9,000 for the first time in half a year – will be, as usual, anybody’s guess.)Waiting for funds to trickle downFor the SeriousWindows WAP Series, an increase in orders will arrive with more certainty, since federal stimulus funds for the Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program are finally making their way to the states and the community organizations that will hire contractors to actually deliver weatherization services and products to low-income households.This can’t happen soon enough for some of Serious Energy’s current and prospective workers. The company attracted a lot of favorable publicity in January – including praise from President Obama and Vice President Biden – when it agreed to buy Chicago-based Republic Windows and Doors, whose almost 300 employees staged a sit-in after Republic closed its doors a month earlier.The time-consuming bureaucratic process of getting weatherization work underway, however, has meant that Serious Energy still hasn’t expanded the Republic Windows workforce beyond the 15 people currently working at the factory, which makes energy efficient windows and Serious Energy’s drywall, notes a recent story in In These Times, the news outlet for the progressive, nonprofit Institute for Public Affairs, based in Chicago. So while the wait for employment might end for many former Republic workers relatively soon, the level of anxiety is still high.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

Becoming Uncomfortable with Your Comfortable Illusions

first_imgThere is some part of you that is dissatisfied and knows that you can be more than you are now. Almost no one believes they are the very best version of themselves, and as far as I can tell, no one has ever reached their full potential, not DaVinci, not Einstein, and certainly not you or me.When you look at the results you generated at the end of each week, something gnaws at you. You know you were capable of doing more, but another week has passed, each one looking very much like the one that preceded it. Are you working smart enough and hard enough to bring your goals to life (the very meaning of the word “hustle)? Are you as productive as you should be?If your life doesn’t resemble the ideal you hold in your mind’s eye, and if you don’t have what you want, you are no different from most of the human population on Earth. You are very literally surrounded by proof that what you want is possible, and people who started behind the starting line you stand on now have found a way to have what you want.My philosophy is that one of the ways you will judge your success, in the end, will be the contribution you make to others and the causes you care about. It’s difficult to contribute unless you take care of what is written in three paragraphs above. Solve for those, and you have solved for contribution.Your IllusionsIf you are not yet who you want to be, it is because you are comfortable with the illusion that high school and college was the end of your growth, your development, and your education, none of which quite prepared you to be the best version of yourself.If you are not exerting the effort necessary to bring your goals to life, they will not come into being. It is doubtful that you cannot do what is required, and it more likely that you are trying hard enough. You are comfortable with the illusion that you are doing what you need to do.If you are like most people, you have settled for what you have. Maybe what you have is enough. Or perhaps you are just comfortable with the illusion that you have all you need—or all you deserve.The first step to improvement is to refuse to be comfortable with the illusion. From this illusion, you can see the next. From that one, you will see the one that follows. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Seattle’s Sue Bird shines in 10th WNBA All-Star Game

first_imgFroome on brink of fourth Tour de France crown “I thought it was a great game, a great pace. You don’t want anybody to get hurt, but you also want to play with a certain intensity to show off your athleticism and I thought we were able to do that,” Moore said.Moore scored 23 points and Ogwumike added 22 points as the West outlasted the East 130-121 in the WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday. Most of the focus, however, was on Bird, Seattle’s 10-time All-Star playing in front of her home crowd.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsShe received the loudest ovations as she was introduced, drowning out those that went to former WNBA Most Valuable Player Diana Taurasi, Seattle teammate Breanna Stewart and others.“I know when she always talks about Seattle, she always gloats and she always gets a smile on her face. So it was nice to see that love back to her and you can tell it’s a mutual love,” Taurasi said. The 36-year-old Bird seemed more interested in involving others than trying to take control of the game. She regularly bypassed her own shots to provide layup chances for Moore, Ogwumike and Candace Parker, and finished with a game-record 11 assists and eight points.The veteran West squad, with 55 total All-Star Game selections on its roster, pulled away after a close first half. Moore made 9 of 17 shots, including five 3-pointers, while Ogwumike made 11 of 15 attempts off the bench.Moore was named the game’s Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive All-Star Game.The competiveness started to emerge late as the East tried to rally from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit, but Bird’s wide open 3-pointer with 4:05 left to push the West’s lead back to 11. She threw her hands in the air after the make, following an underwhelming performance in the 3-point contest.“I’ve got no complaints,” Bird said. “Except the 3-point contest. I can complain about that. I was terrible.”YOUTH MOVEMENTADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The youthful East was led by Jonquel Jones with a game-high 24 points, including a dunk in the final minute. There were eight first-time selections on the East roster, but Jones clearly came away as the most impressive individual performer.“She’s an amazing young talent for this league,” East coach Curt Miller said. “She’s only going to get better.”Layshia Clarendon, Candice Dupree and 3-point contest winner Allie Quigley all had 14 points off the bench for the East.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, right, holds up a jersey for Eniyah Washington, 6, after Bird signed the youngster to a WNBA All-Star basketball “contract” for the Western Conference team, through the Austen Everett Foundation, Friday, July 21, 2017, in Seattle. Eniyah, also known as Niyah, is herself a basketball player who was diagnosed last year with Acute Lymphoblast Leukemia and is being treated with an intensive chemotherapy process. Bird will represent the Western Conference in Saturday’s WNBA All-Star game. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE — Maya Moore provided the example, reigning league WNBA Most Valuable Player Nneka Ogwumike gladly followed along, and Sue Bird received the attention and recognition she deserved.Those veterans on the West roster knew exactly how to turn the WNBA All-Star Game into a showcase.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetlast_img read more