IOC says it’s committed to Tokyo Games amid coronavirus concerns

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 I was in best of forms before Tokyo Paralympics was postponed — Powerlifter Ejike The International Olympic Committee is committed to the Tokyo Olympics going ahead on schedule this summer in spite of fears around the outbreak of the coronavirus, its president, Thomas Bach, says. “Bach told Japanese media in a conference call that the IOC is fully committed to a successful Olympic Games in Tokyo starting July 24,” the Kyodo news agency reported on Thursday. Bach, when asked on possible alternatives to holding the Olympics as scheduled, said: “I’ll not add fuel to the flames of speculation.” Japanese authorities reported an eighth death from Covid-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, and over a dozen infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to over 900. Some 705 came from the cruise ship Diamond Princess. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, however, ordered all primary, junior-high and high schools to close from Monday to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. dpa/NAN.Tags: CoronavirusInternational Olympic CommitteeKyodo News AgencyThomas BachTokyo Olympicslast_img read more

Nenagh Ormond out of Limerick Charity Cup

first_imgThis evening in the Garryowen Cup Clonmel travel to Waterpark in the South section of the competition – the match gets underway at 6.00pm.Thurles are at home to Kilfeacle in the North section at 6.30pm. Holders Young Munster beat the Tipp side 20-3 at Lisatunny.Meanwhile, Cashel are in action in the Cork Charity Cup today.Their match away to Kanturk kicks-off at 2.30pm.last_img

Today’s MLB DFS Picks: Advice, strategy for Thursday’s DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy baseball contests

first_imgOFA. Hicks (B)[email protected] 7:07E. Jackson (R)$4100$3500$15UPGRADE Today’s MLB DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel advice for Thursday, June 6SP: Jose Berrios, Twins @ Indians. The Indians had a good night on Wednesday, but Berrios is a different bread. The Indians rank 25th in OPS and wOBA and they’re 24th in wRC+ against righties. Berrios dominated the Indians in their one previous meeting this year throwing 7.2 scoreless innings while striking out 10. Berrios has back-to-back quality outings and has a very solid price tag across the industry.C: Kurt Suzuki, Nationals @ Padres. Whoever starts between Yan Gomes and Suzuki is fine. Suzuki is hitting .348 against LHPs, and both players have a .390 wOBA or better against them.MORE THURSDAY MLB: SP rankings1B: Ronald Guzman, Rangers vs. Orioles. I like both Guzman and Logan Forsythe in this spot, both of whom are 1Bs on FanDuel. David Hess has actually been far worse against righties, but he’s allowing 3.11 HR/9. Guzman has hit five of six HRs vs. RHP and has a .362 wOBA, while Forsythe sits at a .309 AVG and .392 wOBA.2B: Tommy La Stella, Angels vs. A’s. La Stella belted his 13th bomb of the year on Wednesday night, which is eight higher than his previous career best of five. He’s batting .348 over his past 10 games and has a .415 wOBA vs. RHPz and correlates well with Mike Fiers’ .332 mark vs. LHH.SS: Marcus Semien, A’s @ Angels. Semien has owned Tyler Skaggs throughout both of their careers, going 10-for-21 with two home runs and five RBIs. In general he’s been good against LHP this year, batting .281 with a .346 wOBA to boot.3B: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays vs. Yankees. J.A. Happ has already allowed 13 home runs to righties across 48 innings. Think about that for a second. He’s been better on the road this year, but he still has a 4.18 ERA away from home. Guerrero went deep on Wednesday and is now hitting .316 over his past 10 games. 2BT. La Stella (L)[email protected] 10:07M. Fiers (R)$4000$3200$17See above OFD. DeShields (R)[email protected] 8:05D. Hess (R)$4000$2500$11UPGRADE 1BA. Pujols (R)[email protected] 10:07M. Fiers (R)$3900$3100$17UPGRADE OFS. Choo (L)[email protected] 8:05D. Hess (R)$5500$4000$22UPGRADE OFC. Pinder (R)[email protected] 10:07T. Skaggs (L)$3500$2300$10UPGRADE OF: Michael Brantley, Astros @ Mariners. Everything about Rosario here screams home run. Trevor Bauer has really struggled against lefties this year, as his fly-ball and hard-hit rate are both elevated against them. Not only that, but his 5.75 xFIP suggests things may get worse.For more player recommendations and analysis, become a Fantasy Alarm subscriber today!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pos PlayerMatchupOpp. SPDKFDY! FanballAnalysisSPP. Corbin (L)[email protected] 10:10J. Lucchesi (L)$10300$10900$48UPGRADE 3BM. Chapman (R)[email protected] 10:07T. Skaggs (L)$4200$3700$19UPGRADE OFR. Grichuk (R)[email protected] 7:07J. Happ (L)$3400$2600$9UPGRADE CD. Garneau (R)[email protected] 10:07M. Fiers (R)$3000$2100$11UPGRADE Editor’s Note:  This is a FREE preview of Thursday’s Fantasy Alarm’s MLB DFS Playbook. For full analysis every day and more ways to dominate your daily fantasy baseball competition, check out DFS site-specific advice and the rest of Fantasy Alarm’s great season-long and DFS tools available to subscribers.MORE:  Fantasy Alarm PRO tools SPJ. Berríos (R)[email protected] 7:10T. Bauer (R)$9700$9300$43See above 3BA. Rendon (R)[email protected] 10:10J. Lucchesi (L)$5700$4700$24UPGRADE CK. Suzuki (R) [email protected] 10:10J. Lucchesi (L)$3800$2800$10See above CG. Sánchez (R)[email protected] 7:07E. Jackson (R)$5500$4500$24UPGRADE SPT. Skaggs (L)[email protected] 10:07M. Fiers (R)$8700$8000$33UPGRADE SSR. Martin (R)[email protected] 8:05A. Jurado (R)$2700$2300$7UPGRADEcenter_img 2BR. Odor (L)[email protected] 8:05D. Hess (R)$3700$2800$14UPGRADE 2BB. Dozier (R)[email protected] 10:10J. Lucchesi (L)$3400$2900$11UPGRADE 3BA. Cabrera (B)[email protected] 8:05D. Hess (R)$4300$3700$17UPGRADE 1BM. Canha (R)[email protected] 10:07T. Skaggs (L)$3800$2500$15UPGRADE OFM. Trout (R)[email protected] 10:07M. Fiers (R)$5700$4800$27UPGRADE 1BL. Voit (R)[email protected] 7:07E. Jackson (R)$4900$4300$23UPGRADE SSF. Lindor (B)[email protected] 7:10J. Berríos (R)$4800$3900$17UPGRADE SSM. Semien (R)[email protected] 10:07T. Skaggs (L)$3600$3100$12See above SPA. Jurado (R)[email protected] 8:05D. Hess (R)$6400$6100$29UPGRADE 2BD. LeMahieu (R)[email protected] 7:07E. Jackson (R)$4400$3800$21UPGRADE 1BH. Kendrick (R)[email protected] 10:10J. Lucchesi (L)$5300$3100$14UPGRADE SPJ. Happ (L)[email protected] 7:07E. Jackson (R)$7800$8600$44UPGRADE 3BV. Guerrero Jr. (R)[email protected] 7:07J. Happ (L)$3800$3000$15See above 1BR. Guzmán (L)[email protected] 8:05D. Hess (R)$4100$3300$15See above OFE. Rosario (L)[email protected] 7:10T. Bauer (R)$5200$4000$18See above OFV. Robles (R)[email protected] 10:10J. Lucchesi (L)$4100$3400$11UPGRADElast_img read more


first_imgMiller, Bejarano Earn Honors as Top Trainer, Jockey Horse of Meet: ArrogateSprinter: DrefongOlder Horse: California Chrome                             Older Filly/Mare: BeholderClaimer: NextdoorneighborGrass Horse: Highland ReelGrass Filly/Mare: Queen’s Trust3-Year-Old: Arrogate 3-Year-Old Filly: SongbirdTrainer: Peter MillerJockey: Rafael BejaranoApprentice: Austin SolisRace: Breeders’ Cup DistaffOwner: Spendthrift Farm, LLCAchievement: Baffert 3rd Classic Win ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2016) – Up and coming three-year-old star Arrogate, winner of five straight races including the Grade I Travers Stakes by 13 ½ lengths and the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Saturday, was named Horse of the Meet in the annual Autumn Meet media poll.The gray son of Unbridled’s Song trained by Bob Baffert for owner Juddmonte Farms, Inc. outfinished favored California Chrome in deep stretch in the mile and a quarter Classic to win by a half-length under Mike Smith.“When Chrome was out there cruising (on the lead) I thought no way he’s going to catch him,” said Baffert, who was winning his third straight Breeders’ Cup Classic. “. . . Then all of a sudden, Mike’s riding and he’s catching up little by little with that big stride kicking in . . . I never thought he would be able to catch Chrome.”Arrogate also was named Outstanding Three-Year-Old male, while Baffert’s third straight Breeders’ Cup Classic victory was named Achievement of the Meet. Five-year-old California Chrome, who captured the Grade I Awesome Again Stakes on Oct. 1, was named Outstanding Older Horse.Breeders’ Cup winners understandably dominated the categories.Distaff winner Beholder was named Outstanding Older Filly or Mare, thanks to her pulsating nose victory in the race over previously undefeated 2015 Two-Year-Old filly champion Songbird, who incurred her first loss after 11 straight easy victories.Songbird was named the Meet’s Outstanding Three-Year-Old filly and the Distaff was named Race of the Meet.Peter Miller led the trainers’ race from start to finish throughout the 23-day meet and outlasted runners-up Baffert and Doug O’Neill to capture the training title, 18-16, while perennial Southern California riding kingpin Rafael Bejarano withstood several challenges to take yet another crown, 23-20, over runner-up Kent Desormeaux. This was Bejarano’s 32nd title overall, his 27th in the Golden State and his 15th at Santa Anita.Honored in other categories were Champagne Room, $69.20 upset winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies for trainer Peter Eurton, Outstanding Two-Year-Old filly; Queen’s Trust, nose winner of the $2 million Filly & Mare Turf for trainer Sir Michael Stoute, Outstanding Grass Filly or Mare; Sprint winner Drefong for Baffert, Outstanding Sprinter; and Highland Reel, victor in the $4 million Turf for trainer Aidan O’Brien, Outstanding Grass Horse.Also, Classic Empire, winner of the Juvenile for trainer Mark Casse, Outstanding Two-Year-Old male; Austin Solis, 24-year-old son of Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis, Outstanding Apprentice; B. Wayne Hughes of Spendthrift Farm, owner of Beholder, Owner of the Meet by virtue of $1,431,890 in purse earnings.Nextdoorneighbor, who posted a 2 ¼-length victory against $8,000 claiming horses on Oct. 30, was named Claiming Horse of the Meet. Despite winning his second straight race at the bottom level, the popular nine-year-old Florida-bred gelding that was trained by Peter Miller is a virtual win machine, having registered his 13th career victory from 51 starts. The bay son of Lido Palace also has 11 seconds and seven thirds for earnings of $333,869. ARROGATE ‘HORSE OF MEET’ IN MEDIA POLL 2016 Santa Anita Autumn Media Polllast_img read more

World Cup background resources

first_imgAll you need to know about the 2010 Fifa World Cup in one place: media toolkit, host cities, stadiums, a history of the tournament, the lowdown on South Africa’s national squad, team statistics, photographs, information on Fan Fests, health, transport … 2010 Fifa World Cup journalist’s toolkit The journalist’s toolkit provides media professionals with comprehensive in-depth background information, statistics, facts, figures and more with over 60 detailed official documents on the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Read more …  2010 Fifa World Cup host cities Nine South African cities are host to the 2010 Fifa World Cup, with the tournament’s 64 matches being played in 10 stadiums, two in Johannesburg and one in each of the other cities. Read more …   2010 Fifa World Cup stadiums Get facts, figures and photographs on the 10 stadiums hosting the 64 matches of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, five of which were built from scratch and one of them – Soccer City, the event’s showpiece – having undergone a massive upgrade to make it the largest stadium in Africa. Read more …   A brief history of the Fifa World Cup A lot happened in 1930. Constantinople was renamed Istanbul, the planet Pluto was discovered, and Agatha Christie’s first Miss Marple novel was published. And world football as we know it emerged with the first Fifa World Cup in Uruguay. Read more …   A brief history of Bafana Bafana South Africa’s national football team, Bafana Bafana (“The Boys”), has a relatively short international history, only playing its first match in 1992 – two years before the country’s first democratic elections. Read more …   Download the 2010 Fifa World Cup Fan Guide Download the 2010 Fifa World Cup Organising Committee’s comprehensive 92-page guide to the tournament, packed with information on stadiums, host cities, fan parks, transport, health, safety and much more. Read more …   2010 Fifa World Cup team statistics Get to know the 32 teams competing in South Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup: the matches they’ll be playing, their past performances in the tournament, their countries as footballing nations and much more. Read more …   2010 Fifa World Cup final squads The final 23 players for the 32 squads competing in South Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup were announced after the deadline for confirmed teams passed on 1 June. Get the low-down on the 736 footballers battling it out for sport’s biggest trophy. Read more …   2010 Fifa World Cup image library The 2010 Fifa World Cup section of the image library has been completely revamped, with hundreds of new, specially commissioned high-resolution photographs of the stadiums, fans, teams and celebrations. Read more …   25 questions on the 2010 Fifa World Cup Whether you plan to be watching the games in a stadium or fan park on the southern tip of Africa, or on the screen back home, here are the answers to 25 frequent questions about the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and the host country. Read more …   Football in South Africa Football is the most widely played sport in South Africa, and the quality of the local game keeps improving – as demonstrated by the increasing number of South African players-in-exile among the glamorous European clubs. Read more …   Sport in South Africa South Africa has a proud sporting history, and its people hold many world records and titles across a host of disciplines, on both an individual and team level. The country is also renowned for its successful hosting of major sporting events. Read more …   2010 Fifa World Cup Fan Fest guide Fan Fests – massive, open-air big-screen gatherings to watch Fifa World Cup matches – attracted more than 18-million people at the 2006 Fifa World Cup in Germany. Now it’s South Africa’s turn to throw its own world-sized football parties. Read more …  The vuvuzela: Bafana’s 12th man Some find it quite annoying, and others even want it banned from stadiums, but South Africans love it dearly: it spurs the crowds on and is the very best local way to show support for Bafana Bafana – it’s the vuvuzela, and it’s here to stay. Read more …  Flying the South African flagThe 2010 Fifa World Cup has hit South Africa, and the country’s striking six-colour national flag is everywhere – wrapped around buildings, on car windows and rear-view mirrors, lining the highways and flying outside homes from suburbs to townships. Read more …  80 pieces of World Cup triviaThe first Fifa World Cup was played in 1930 in Uruguay, where the winning home squad were awarded the Victory trophy. The 1950 Fifa World Cup had no official final match. Be the know-it-all in the stadium during 2010 with our guide to World Cup trivia. Read more …   2010 Fifa World Cup guide to transport Fans attending 2010 Fifa World Cup matches need to have a clear idea of how they are going to get to the stadium, and back. Find out all you need to know about transport arrangements for the World Cup. Read more …   2010 Fifa World Cup health facilities The South African government has assured fans that the country’s health facilities – both hospitals and clinics – are ready for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and will provide health services of an international standard. Read more …   Download the Traveller’s Guide to Customs The South African Revenue Service has released a handy guide to customs requirements when entering and leaving the country for the 300 000 international visitors expected for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Read more …  Galleries 2010 Fifa World Cup Stadiums Nelson Mandela meets Bafana Bafana Launch of the Gautrain Tight security for the 2010 Fifa World Cup 30 days to Fifa World Cup Soccer City workers 100 days to kickoff The People’s Bus Beetle mania Nelson Mandela Bay Stadiumlast_img read more

Premiere Pro CS Next – Changes to the Timeline Panel

first_imgPremiere Pro is getting updated!  In this post we’re look at some of the improvements to the Timeline Panel in Premiere Pro CS Next, so you can get a running start when the updates roll out!Every new version of Premiere Pro includes cool new tools and can often encourage us to try new ways of working. Among the updates to the next version of Premiere (dubbed “CS Next”) is an updated Timeline Panel. Here’s what you need to know about it!Updated Timeline PanelPerhaps the first thing you notice is that the track headers are different to previous versions of Premiere Pro. They have been simplified and are now editable! If you right-click on a video track header you get the normal options from previous versions to add and delete tracks, but you also get a new ‘customize’ option at the bottom. If you click on that option you get the new Button Editor:New Customize Video Track Header ‘Button Editor’To remove a button from the track header, simply drag it out to the ‘Button Editor’ box.  Similarly, to add a button back in drag it from the ‘Button Editor’ to the track header. You can even rearrange the order of the buttons while in this mode!  Any changes you make to one header will affect all the headers of the same (video or audio) type.For example, here are the video track headers with ‘Sync Lock’ removed.Sync Lock Removed From Track HeaderAudio Track Header Button Editor with Audio Meter Being AddedAudio Track Header After Audio Meter AddedAnother really nice feature about the track header is that they can be expanded or closed by holding your mouse over the header you want to expand/close and scrolling your mouse wheel.Scrolling Track HeadersHowever, some people don’t like using the mouse for this kind of thing and so a great new series of keyboard short-cuts have been added to open and close tracks.Note: When I type ‘=’ and ‘–‘ these are to the right of the 0 key on the main keyboard and are sometimes called the plus and minus keys.Open all tracks:Shift and = (opens all tracks)Close all tracks:Shift and – (closes all tracks)Expand all VIDEO tracks as you push and hold the = key:CNTRL (PC) or CMD (Mac) and = Close all VIDEO tracks as you push and hold the – key:CNTRL (PC) or CMD (Mac) and – Expand all AUDIO tracks as you push and hold the = key:ALT and = Close all AUDIO tracks as you push and hold the – key:ALT and – Other changes have been made to the Panel Menu for the timeline panel.Panel Menu for the Timeline PanelNotice that there is now something called ‘Rectified Audio Waveform’. This is another way of viewing the audio waveform.  It is like cutting the waveform in half along its length and only looking at the top part. However, you can get back to the older view by turning this option off in the PANEL MENU if you want. Having worked with this view for a while now I actually find it easier to work with – but it does take a little getting use to.Rectified Audio Waveform – Now DefaultStandard Audio Waveform by Turning this Option OffNotice also that the THUMBNAIL views for a track have been moved from the track header to the Panel Menu.Other functions removed from the header are now found under a new ‘Spanner’ icon in the timeline which also gives us some other valuable new functions (you may notice the options that says ‘Show Duplicate Frame Markers’ and ‘Show Through Edits’).Spanner Icon MenuIn addition to this, you can also change the START TIME for a sequence from the Panel Menu. By choosing this option you can, for example, choose for the timing of your sequence to start at 10 seconds rather than the default 0 seconds.  This can be very useful for organizing your work-flow.Another big change for those who are used to working with the Work Area Bar is that it is now OFF by default – although can be turned on again from the Panel Menu.Work Area Bar OFF by DefaultWork Area Bar Turned On AgainThe idea of turning the work area bar off by default is to encourage us to use In points and Out points in the Premiere Pro timeline as a quicker workflow for selecting items.In and Out Points in the TimelineIn and out points are created with the ‘I’ and ‘O’ keys with the timeline panel selected and are valuable for working with the lift and extract functions. These have options and are cleared with a right click option in the ruler area at the top of the panel.The other new button to point out in the Timeline is the insert and overwrite sequences as nest:Insert and Overwrite Sequences as Nest or Individual ClipsBasically, this button enables us to insert clips from nested sequences as the original clips ‘unnested’ – which is a feature a lot of people have been asking for for a long time!Well, that should whet your appetite a little more for the next version of Première Pro and get you started extra fast when it arrives!last_img read more

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