Soltones pours her heart out to lift PayMaya to deciding semis game

first_imgGrethcel Soltones isn’t someone to cower when the going went tough for PayMaya in a do-or-die game against BanKo in the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial “I told my teammates what coach Roger [Gorayeb] had always told us and that is to control our emotions and just focus on the task at hand.”After getting called with another error, Bright managed to salvage another point for the Perlas Spikers to trim the deficit to 14-12.That, however, was BanKo’s final reprieve as Soltones finished things off with a combination play down the sideline.“I just put my heart in playing volleyball and I want to put on a good show for those who are supporting us,” said Soltones who had 22 points in the game as the High Flyers tie the three-game series at 1-1.ADVERTISEMENT With both teams having two sets apiece and tied 10-10 in the fifth set, Soltones looked as if she donned a heroine’s cape and called for her alter ego.Soltones knew the moment the Perlas Spikers scored five points on them, their title aspirations will be over.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAnd when Lakia Bright got reprimanded with an error for PayMaya’s 11-10 lead, Soltones followed it up with two crosscourt kills for the High Flyers’ 13-11 buffer.“I wanted those chances because I want to play a third game and I told myself that this team went through a lot and this isn’t the time to give up,” said Soltones in Filipino after their 28-26, 25-16, 25-27, 27-27, 15-12 win at Filoil Flying V Centre Wednesday. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town MOST READ 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 award Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Nigeria captain hid dad’s abduction, played World Cup matchlast_img read more


first_imgShaun Mc Shane earned a draw in a cracking encounter with Newcastle boxer John Green at the Ravenscraig Sport Facility in Glasgow last night. Shaun Mc Shane was involved in a titanic struggle with English fighter John Green.In what was a cracking fight from start to finish, neither boxer took control of the fight, and instead both fighters traded punches throughout the contest.Mc Shane was cheered on by a large and boisterous number of fans who were out in force to support the popular Rosses pugilist. The large crowd in attendance got full value for their money, in what was an utterly absorbing contest.In the end up there was nothing to choose between the two fighters and the final decision was a draw.Although many in the crowd felt Mc Shane had narrowly shaded the contest.Mc Shane posted on his Facebook timeline, “Well people that was a great war, 4×3 toe to toe. “Ref scored it 38/38 a draw, I did knick it by a round, but you know what no one lost in that fight because we fought our hearts out.“Fair play to my opponent John Green, a tough cookie.“Wee break now thank god, and thanks to all who came and supported me, very much appreciated.ROSSES BOXER MC SHANE EARNS A DRAW IN TITANIC TUSSLE WITH ENGLISH OPPONENT was last modified: June 7th, 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:boxingnewsrossesShaun Mc ShaneSportlast_img read more


first_imgShaun ‘the yank’ Boyle is back from the States and is ready to fire Naomh Muire to victory over Naomh Conaill in the Donegal SFC.Naomh Muire return to Senior championship action for the first time since 2000 when they host Naomh Conaill in the Donegal SFC on Saturday evening.The Lower Rosses club won the Intermediate championship in convincing fashion last year, and in doing so booked a ticket to Donegal football’s top table for the first time in almost twenty years.Naomh Muire have made massive progress on and off the pitch and boast fantastic facilities that are the envy of many clubs across the county. On Saturday they return to the Donegal SFC action when they entertain Naomh Conaill.Naomh Muire have enjoyed a good league campaign in Division Two, especially when you consider they’ve played the majority of their matches without star players Shaun ‘the yank’ Boyle, Adi O’Gara, Owen Grant and Darragh White who all departed to the USA for the summer.Naomh Conaill last won the Donegal SFC in 2010, and in the same year reached the Ulster final were they were narrowly defeated by Crossmaglen.They were also defeated by St.Eunan’s in the county decider in 2012. They have the players at their disposal to win another Senior championship and will be boosted by the return of Donegal players Leo McLoone, Anthony Thompson, Leon Thompson and Dermot ‘the brick’ Molloy.It will be a formidable test for Naomh Muire, but they’ll lack no motivation for Saturday’s encounter.Naomh Conaill will be itching to avoid a repeat of last season in which they exited the championship at the group stages.They’ll be hoping to go all the way this year and will believe they have the ability to do so.The Banks is a formidable place for any team to go, but Naomh Conaill’s greater experience at this level should give them the edge. VERDICT – NAOMH CONAILLDONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: NAOMH MUIRE V NAOMH CONAILL was last modified: September 26th, 2014 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:Donegal SFCGlentiesNaomh ConaillNAOMH MUIREnewsSportlast_img read more

HSE staff to take LGBT+ training course

first_imgIreland’s first eLearning training course has been launched to help HSE staff in their work with LGBT+ service users.The course was developed by LGBT Ireland in partnership with the HSE’s Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme (SHCPP) and will be available to all staff.The course aims to help all staff within the HSE to develop understanding of how they might make simple changes to their everyday work practices to provide an enhanced service to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The eLearning training is also available to partner organisations which have access to the HSELanD platform.As well as summarising important LGBT+ terminology, the training covers topics such as: LGBT+ inclusion, transgender people and healthcare and inclusive communication. Paula Fagan, Chief Executive Officer with LGBT Ireland said “Each year we have a growing number of requests for LGBT+ equality and diversity awareness programmes from employers and statutory agencies across Ireland. We find that most people are willing and eager to improve their approach to LGBT+ service users but may be blocked by a lack of understanding, or a fear of not doing or saying the right thing. The development and launch of this online module will go some way to respond to this as it has the capacity to reach large numbers of HSE staff”. HSE staff to take LGBT+ training course was last modified: August 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:healthHSElgbttraininglast_img read more

Producteev Launches API for Task Managing Apps

first_imgProducteev, the up-and-coming task management service which launched the newest version of its service earlier this month, just launched its first API. With this release, developers can now make use of Producteev’s scheduling back-end to create their own online, desktop and mobile front-ends for Producteev or integrate the service into their existing apps. The company is also launching a developer contest, with a cash prize of $2500 for the winning app and $1000 for the runner-up.According to Producteev’s CEO Ilan Abehassera, the company wants to enable the developer community to “build their dream task management app for whatever it is they are using today.” Producteev itself is already using the API in all of its tools, including the company’s iPhone app, IM clients and upcoming desktop applications. As we noted in our review of the latest version of Producteev last month, the service takes on a number of established task management services like Basecamp, Remember the Milk and popular mobile apps like Todo and Things. To use Producteev, users can use the company’s online interface, iPhone app or simply send a tagged email message to Producteev. The service is available in a free version for individuals and in various paid versions for teams.You can find our in-depth review of Producteev here. Screencast Producteev Two from on Vimeo. frederic lardinois 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Tags:#news#web last_img read more

Pulling a Clean Green Screen Chroma Key In DaVinci Resolve

first_imgDaVinci Resolve may be known as one of the world’s best color grading platforms, but its compositing/chroma key tools are just as impressive.Top image: background from Dume StudiosIn some cases when working as a colorist, you may be given pre-keyed footage. Your editor or VFX artist may have already gone ahead and keyed out a green screen shot for you, and will simply send you a composited shot to color grade.In other instances though, you’ll need to pull the key yourself. If you’re like many colorists who are DaVinci Resolve experts, but don’t necessarily have a lot of experience with other VFX software (such as Nuke or After Effects), you’ll likely be tempted to pull your color keys right inside of DaVinci Resolve. The good news is that Resolve has an extremely powerful keyer built right in, and you can absolutely use it for your chroma key work. This short tutorial from FilmmakerCentral will show you just how to do it:Here’s a breakdown of the steps in the video:1. Set up Your TimelineBefore getting started with your chroma key work, you need to set up your timeline by placing the background plate on track one and the green screen shot on track two, just as you would in any other NLE.2. Use the QualifierOnce you move back into your “color” tab on DaVinci Resolve, you’ll want to use the eyedropper/qualifier tool to isolate the green background. You can use the highlight visualizer to show you a black and white image of what’s selected vs. what isn’t.3. Invert Your SelectionBy default, your selection will of course be on the green elements in the frame. For the purpose of this process, you need to invert your selection in the qualifier tab. The goal is to have your background appear completely black, and the subject fully white.4. Fine TuneWith your selection still highlighted and inverted, adjust the threshold of your settings in the qualifier tab until you get the cleanest result possible.Image from Shutterstock5. Adjust the BlurOnce your key is looking solid, use the “blur radius” setting to add a little bit of softening to the edges. This will help to hide or smooth over any imperfections in the process.6. Create Alpha OutputWith your key now complete, you’ll need to tell DaVinci Resolve how to composite your footage. The first step is to right click in your node tree and select “Add alpha output.” You then need to drag a line from your green screen node (using the small triangle at the bottom of the node) to your alpha output, which will sit just under your normal output on the right side of the node window.7. Fine Tune Some MoreNow that you can actually see your image composited, you may notice some green spill or other areas of the key that still need to be fine tuned. Go back into your qualifier tab and fine tune the settings some more until you achieve an end result you’re satisfied with. One of the features in this video that was highlighted is the “in/out Ratio,” which can help to clean up your edges.Got any DaVinci Resolve tips/tricks/techniques to share? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

Bihar’s ‘sibling rivalry’

first_imgIt’s hard to believe that Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar used to refer to each other as brothers. But a fierce “sibling rivalry” has dominated Bihar politics in the past two decades.The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief was a “monarch” for 15 years – since taking over as CM in March 1990 till his party was ousted by Nitish in November 2005. Nitish, close to Lalu in his early years, broke away in 1994 to float the Samata Party with George Fernandes.Staunch supporters of socialist ideology, Lalu and Nitish were students of Patna University when they were jailed under MISA. Lalu tasted electoral success by becoming a Lok Sabha MP in 1977, but Nitish had to wait till 1985 for his maiden victory as an MLA. In the first three years of Lalu’s reign, Nitish was part of his inner circle but chose to follow a different path when Lalu started marginalising other leaders of the erstwhile Janata Dal who had the potential to upstage him.Nitish was among the first to leave and turned into Lalu’s bitter critic in later years.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Cool Smashers a win from perfect conference

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOCreamline flexed its muscles and showed no mercy against overmatched PetroGazz, scoring a 25-14, 25-22, 27-25 win on Wednesday that moved the Cool Smashers within a win from claiming the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference title and completing the perfect conference.Alyssa Valdez powered the Cool Smashers, who encountered token opposition from the Angels in Game 1 of their best-of-three finals series at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Just when PetroGazz was mounting an uprising, leading 22-20 in the third, Valdez hosed down its hopes, scoring three straight points, including back-to-back aces, to give Creamline the lead 23-22.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rice industry paralysis Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on PLAY LIST 01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Donaire to tame ‘Monster’ for bantam title Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Creamline can pick up the title—and its 20th straight win—when Game 2 is played on Saturday.“Our mind-set is to give it our all because this is the finals, we want to win it,” Valdez said. “I saw the sacrifice of my teammates and I wanted to play very well for them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceValdez missed five games due to sprained ankle and her duties with the national team. But the Cool Smashers were stacked with other big stars that her absence hardly mattered.“We just want to be happy, happy in our game and be more consistent,” added Valdez, who finished with 19 points. Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! MOST READ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more