first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESDRAYDEN VAN DYKE, AUTHENTIC, WINNER: “Beautiful trip. He took a little tiny stumble out of the gate, but it wasn’t enough to cost us. I was just in cruise control. I was seeing if anybody was going to test me to make me pick it up.“I kept him going a few times, just to keep him focused, but he got off amazing and it seems like there’s more in the tank.“I think he’s just getting more mature himself; that was his first time going two turns.”MIKE SMITH, HONOR A.P., SECOND: “I’m very proud of him, and I thought he ran extremely well. We were a bit behind coming in because he bruised his foot earlier, about a month and a half or two months ago. So, we missed some time with him, but I thought if I could finish within a couple lengths of whoever won it today, then that would be a really good effort, and if I was to win it, that would be incredible. I was very happy with this effort, and he should move forward off this. He should have a better kick next time, so we’re excited.(On his maturity and progress toward the Kentucky Derby): “He’s an intelligent horse. Early on, I think a lot of it was that he’s just a big old colt and likes to play a lot and wants to rear up and do all that, but he’s starting to mature a whole lot and listening to what we’re trying to get him to do. So far, so good. He’s just getting smarter every race.”TRAINER QUOTESBOB BAFFERT, AUTHENTIC, WINNER, AND THOUSAND WORDS, THIRD: “He stumbled a little bit leaving there, and I anticipated that, but he’s so quick on his feet. Once he got him around the turn–I know they were going quick and I knew Thousand Words was closer, and I probably learned a lot from him; he doesn’t want to be that close. He sort of flattened out at the end. I was disappointed with him.“But when I saw the fractions, 22 and change, it was fast, but he was doing it so easy. The really good ones do that and I just love the way he looked down the backside. Turning for home I saw Mike Smith coming with that good horse (Honor A.P.) and I said, ‘We’ll see what he’s made of’ and I was hoping he wouldn’t do his shenanigans (ducking in).“But he handled it well and he wasn’t tired. He’s a special horse and this was probably one of the toughest prep races that we’ve seen so far. Those were really good horses in there. We hope to stay healthy and run in the Santa Anita Derby (April 4). He’ll stay here and run in that and I’ll figure something out with Thousand Words.“Drayden (Van Dyke) has been doing a magnificent job on him and I’m happy for him. I’m happy for the groom; a lot of sweat and hard work goes into these things and we are fortunate to find a horse like this.”On wearing earplugs: “I don’t want to give my secret away. That’s what calmed American Pharoah down. He was the same way; some horses are just really delicate to sound so we put em’ in it and it seemed like it worked. I don’t like to compare my horses; one race at a time. We still have a long way to go, but what I saw today, t you want to see him doing it as easy as he did. He looked like he was enjoying himself out there. I have to just keep him at this level until the first Saturday in May.”JOHN SHIRREFFS, HONOR A.P., SECOND: “He ran really great. I’m very happy with him.”JACK WOLF, AUTHENTIC, PART-OWNER WINNER: “On top of the way he tucked in in the last race, Bob seems to have it solved. I was sitting next to Bob during the race and when I saw the .22 and .44, I thought they were too quick, and he said he’s doing it easy.”NOTES: This Was Baffert’s seventh San Felipe win, adding to his record of six previously.last_img read more

CVC plans to invest in Calcio’s television rights

first_imgAn intricate scenario with a doable panacea: CVC Capital Companions. The Sole 24 Ore revealed that the British enterprise capital firm, linked till 2006 to Dorna Sports activities, can be contemplating breaking into the Calcio television rights market. The objective can be create a brand new firm from 2021, when the present contract with Sky and DAZN expires, closing a 10-year settlement that might take the golf equipment to “an important assortment” virtually instantly.From then on, the brand new entity would negotiate with the nationwide and worldwide broadcasters the sale of the transmission rights. A lot, clearly, will depend upon the federal government’s determination on the resumption of the championships sports activities this season.Within the meantime, Sequence A and CVC didn’t affirm or deny the data. The Calcium reside days of uncertainty and concern: if you can’t get well the 124 video games which might be lacking to finish the season, Sky, DAZN and Img they won’t pay the final tranche of the transmission rights.It’s about 220 million euros that they have been a secure revenue and that a number of golf equipment have already been spent. The televisions requested for a reduction that the Lega Serie A He rejected, and subsequent Wednesday there can be an meeting that can current simply this matter on the agenda.last_img read more

Palace tea party possible

first_imgThe Oscar ceremony began at 12:30 a.m. Monday in England and was broadcast only on a pay-TV movie channel – making it difficult for most Britons to see it live. But news of Mirren’s win was inescapable Monday, dominating newspaper front pages and television newscasts. “I’m sure that the queen will be pleased,” the palace spokeswoman said. – Associated Press Ludacris’ father passes away Helen Mirren, who won the best actress Oscar for playing Queen Elizabeth II in “The Queen,” may be invited to tea, Buckingham Palace said Monday. The film’s director, Stephen Frears, has already suggested that he, Mirren and screenwriter Peter Morgan would visit the queen at the palace next month. “It is speculation, but we are looking at a number of options,” a palace spokeswoman said Monday. Mirren won the Oscar on Sunday night in Los Angeles for playing the monarch in “The Queen,” which retells the aftermath of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in a car crash 10 years ago. Ludacris has thanked his fans for their support and asked for privacy to grieve following the death of his ailing father. Wayne Brian Bridges, 52, died Sunday in an Atlanta hospital after a long illness, said Barry Florence, a publicist for the rapper. At the Grammys earlier this month, Ludacris, 29, dedicated his award for best rap album for “Release Therapy” to his father, saying his dad was in critical condition and fighting for his life. “Mr. Wayne Bridges, I love you to death,” he said at the televised Los Angeles ceremony. Ludacris, whose real name is Chris Bridges, also won a Grammy at this year’s awards for best rap song for “Money Maker.” – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

The story of local author’s pursuit 30 years in the making

first_imgMcNaughton is already writing the second part of the series which will take place on earth, and working on the final part – slated for the Overseers’ world.“[I’ve] also written the beginning of another trilogy and that one is going to be going through the self-publishing process as well, so it’s going to be available probably in six months.”You can purchase a copy of Before the Dawn through friesenpress.com, Google Play,  Amazon Kindle, and Kobo.Keep your ears and eyes open for a booking signing tour as well, which McNaughton says will be announced sometime after December 15, with stops already scheduled for the North Peace Cultural Centre’s Art Gallery and Headspace in Fort St. John.Advertisement Author of the book, entitled Before the Dawn, and Fort St. John resident Janet McNaughton explains the story behind a premise set in a fantasy world called Terrain, “populated with mythical creatures and human-like Terrainians,”“It’s a fantasy about a boy who is transported from this world to another, and through that world he gains much more confidence,” McNaughton explains of an introverted fictional boy who becomes a leader through a variety of transformational experiences. “…He ends up fighting for the Terrainians against a menace that they have, called the Overseers.”As earlier mentioned, the book was originally shelved for years; however McNaughton speaks of a little voice that became a driving force – the voice of a child nephew to be exact.- Advertisement -“I had no idea that my sister still had a copy of the book, and [her son] was kind of a catalyst to get me to do it because she told me that he had read it over and over again, and said that he absolutely loved it.”In a fantasy world filled with magical powers, McNaughton says there are hints of real world experiences.“I do use just common and everyday reactions and normal things that teenagers would – normal angst – normal problems that they would have.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Antelope Valley Weekend

first_imgAuburn Court will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. All seats $14. Call (661) 723-5950. “Robin Hood” will be performed at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 and at 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $12 adults and $5 ages 17 and younger. Call (661) 723-5950. Like Father, Like Son will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Black Box at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. All seats $14. Call (661) 723-5950. Quartz Hill High School students will perform the Halloween comedy “The Creature Creeps” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, 27, 28 and 29 in the 200 quad cafeteria at the campus, 6040 W. Ave. L, Lancaster. Tickets: $4, or $3 for Quartz Hill High students with Associated Student Body cards. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission $7. Club membership: $20. Call Hester at (661) 718-8997. Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club dance, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Lessons are available, 6:30-7:30 p.m. for $2. Admission: $2 for members and $4 for nonmembers. Bring small dessert. Call (661) 943-0210 or (661) 267-5551. The Antelope Valley Weekend column runs weekly. Fax information or updates to (661) 267-5747 by noon Wednesday. Mailing address is 1645 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite D, Palmdale, CA 93550, attention: Entertainment. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Samuel Beckett Gets The Blues” will be performed at 8 p.m. Oct. 28, 29 and Nov. 4, 5, 11 and 12; and 2 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Black Box Theatre at Antelope Valley College, 3041 W. Ave. K. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors and military; and $5 students and AVC employees. Call (661) 722-6300, Ext. 6728. “Pride and Prejudice” will be performed at 8 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $15 adults and $10 ages 17 and younger. Call (661) 723-5950. Tony Molina and Friends performs salsa music and Latin ballads, 7-10:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Desert Inn, 44219 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 942-8401. Ranger-led nature hikes will be held at 11 a.m. every Sunday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce. Meet in the first small parking lot by the ranger station. Call (661) 268-0840. Mojave Desert Information Center offers natural history exhibits, videos and a touch-screen computer to find out more information about desert state parks and the surrounding areas. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week at 43779 15th St. W. Call (661) 942-0662. Bingo will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M. last_img read more

King-size road victory for L.A.

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week For the Kings, it went better than they could have scripted. On the back end of games on consecutive nights, they blitzed a team that looks to be their toughest competition in the Pacific Division and, with 12 points, have matched the franchise’s best eight-game start since the 1990-91 squad had 13. Thursday’s victory, coupled with a 5-4 win over Colorado the night before, allowed the Kings to match the most goals they had scored in consecutive games since 8-2 and 6-3 victories in November 1997. “It was scoring by committee, which was what we needed,” center Craig Conroy said. “We just didn’t want the same thing that happened (in the season opener) to happen again.” The Kings did just about everything well. Conroy continued his recent strong play with one goal and two assists, Pavol Demitra scored his fifth goal in eight games and, with another solid game, LaBarbera showed that he could possibly be the long-term answer in goal for the Kings. The Kings actually trailed in the game, 1-0, after Mike Modano scored 2:12 into the first period, but Lubomir Visnovsky answered 16 seconds later and the rout was on. Visnovsky also had two assists. How else to describe a game in which Luc Robitaille was credited with a goal 90 seconds after he put the puck in the net, or rather, through the net, and a game in which George Parros recorded an old-fashioned “Gordie Howe hat trick” – with a goal, an assist and a fight – than with the word bizarre? “The season is so long, but that was definitely a good win to get,” goalie Jason LaBarbera said. “Getting back-to-back road wins against two good teams is gratifying,” coach Andy Murray said. “People will talk about our offense, but I thought the key for us was the way we played defense.” Not to be overshadowed was the play of LaBarbera, who made 26 saves and improved his record to 4-0. LaBarbera made the biggest save of the game with the Kings nursing a two-goal lead when he stopped Jere Lehtinen on a 2-on-1 chance with 67 seconds remaining in the first period. “I’m gradually feeling more comfortable and confident out there,” LaBarbera said. “It’s pretty exciting, but I just want to keep building and getting better.” First-period goals by Demitra and Alexander Frolov pushed the lead to 3-1 after one period, but Murray, no doubt mindful of the season-opening collapse, called a timeout 6:45 into the second period, which came complete with a hand-waving tirade after a stretch of play that displeased him. The Kings answered with two goals in the next eight minutes to secure the game, but the oddest moment came late in the second period, when a video review showed that a shot by Robitaille had gone through the netting in the corner of the goal. Robitaille was given the goal, which gave the Kings a 6-1 lead. “I thought I had shot it through the net, and when I talked to the linesman, he said he thought so, too,” Robitaille said. “When they took a long time to review it, I knew it was a goal.” Rich Hammond, (818) 713-3611 rich.hammond@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img DALLAS – This time, there would be no Texas-sized, 10-gallon letdown. Two weeks after they left the state in shame, having blown a four-goal lead, the Kings finished the job Thursday in a bizarre 7-2 victory over the Dallas Stars in front of 16,624 at American Airlines Center. last_img read more

First winter storm lashes north, will head south

first_imgSACRAMENTO – The first in what is expected to be a series of drenching winter storms has prompted flood warnings and swelled Northern California rivers to their highest levels in seven years. Warnings went into effect across the northern half of the state after the first storm swept through Tuesday and Wednesday. Steady downpours and rising rivers led to an evacuation, scattered power outages, and flooded roads and parks. Water district officials in Sacramento closed a flood gate on the American River as a precaution. “It’s been several years since we’ve had this widespread of flooding, and we’re not done,” said Rob Hartman of the National Weather Service’s California-Nevada River Forecast Center in Sacramento. The last significant flooding in Northern California was during the El Nio year of 1998 and a year earlier, when three people died after levees collapsed north of Sacramento. The danger is lower this time because there was relatively little snow in the Sierra Nevada to be melted by the warm rains. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake More storms are forecast to begin Friday and remain through the New Year’s weekend. The next system is expected to spread farther south and bring the potential of mudslides, debris flows and flash floods in recently burned areas of Southern California by Saturday, Hartman said. Hillsides already were giving way in some parts of Northern California, as the steady rain soaked ground that was saturated. In Modesto, a mudslide led to a pileup that killed a motorist Monday. In Mendocino County, four homes near Fort Bragg were evacuated after a landslide Tuesday night. Rivers were cresting from the Napa County wine country to the far northern coast, including the Russian, Navarro, Scott, Klamath and Eel rivers. They are expected to rise to flood stage periodically through the weekend without causing severe damage. “We’re getting an early start on the rain and snow season, which is good as long as we don’t get flooding,” said Don Strickland, a spokesman for the state Department of Water Resources. The main concern is warm rains melting the early season snowpack in the Sierra, sending flood waters cascading out of the range and overwhelming the Central Valley’s intricate system of dams, weirs and levees. Housing developments have boomed in Central Valley floodplains in recent years, raising the stakes for water managers who try to empty downstream reservoirs before they overflow with runoff. Federal and state water managers were releasing torrents of water at the Oroville and Folsom dams, but both reservoirs had plenty of capacity to handle additional runoff. “We’re in good shape,” said Jeff McCracken, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. “The system’s working everywhere it should. This is a wet storm, but there’s not a lot of snow to melt like there was in ’96-’97.” The northern Sierra had 226 percent of its normal precipitation for this time of year. Most has fallen as rain, although a weekend cold front is expected to bring snow. Wet, heavy snow at the highest elevations prompted an avalanche warning Tuesday and Wednesday on Mount Shasta, north of the Sierra in the Cascade Range. The Sacramento River is expected to rise to 27 feet by the weekend, four feet below its flood level. That is still high enough to concern water managers, who plan to open a massive weir north of downtown and divert river water to a vast wetlands. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Moody’s ratings upgrade for Eskom

first_imgEskom said the rating amendment would help it meet its commitment to providing South Africa with much-needed generation capacity, while maintaining the financial sustainability of the company. Ratings agency Moody’s has lifted the outlook on Eskom’s senior unsecured bonds from negative to stable, citing the power utility’s continued shift towards cost-reflective tariffs and the strong support it enjoys from its shareholder, the South African government. 23 December 2010 Firstly, he said, the company had posted improved financial results for the six months ended in September 2010. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “The timing of the review by Moody’s is fitting given the progress made towards resolving the concerns raised by all rating agencies,” Eskom Finance Director Paul O’Flaherty said in a statement this month. “Secondly, the SA government has demonstrated its strong financial support by approving an increase in its guarantee limit from R176-billion to R350-billion and proposing an equity injection of R20-billion, which is still subject to [the] government’s internal approvals.”last_img read more

Video Tutorial: An Inside Look at Adobe Premiere Pro 2019

first_imgMotion Graphics UpgradePremiere’s Essential Graphics panel has been revamped with several new features. After Effects users will finally be able to create .mogrt* files with customizable fonts. You will not only be able to change the font but also modify the style and size of your text within Premiere. In addition to font modifications, you will also be able to group parameters and apply responsive design to animations.Another interesting feature is the all-new data-driven infographic workflow. Easily work with spreadsheet data in motion graphics templates via a simple drag-and-drop. You will be able to edit the data directly in the Essential Graphics panel. Any updates you make to the source spreadsheet file will immediately update in Premiere Pro. This is especially useful when working with a large number of graphic elements for something like weather graphics, or statistics for a sporting event, etc.*The .mogrt must be set up in After Effects to enable this feature in Premiere ProAudio Cleanup ToolsThe Essential Sound panel is still a relatively new addition to Premiere Pro, and in this upcoming release, Adobe has added a few extra touches. An updated Reduce Noise slider bar gives users more control over getting rid of unwanted sound. There’s also an entirely new Reduce Reverb slider that, you know, reduces the reverb. Selective Color GradingIn addition to new audio tools, Premiere has updated the Lumetri Color panel. The new Lumetri curves definitely win the award for the most interesting new feature. Five new curves tools give you precise control over the hue, saturation, and luminance values of your image. Perform selective color grading with Hue vs. Saturation, Hue vs. Hue, Hue vs. Luma, Luma vs. Saturation, and Saturation vs. Saturation. While Adobe Creative Cloud 2019 won’t be available until later this year, let’s take a sneak peek at what Premiere Pro will have to offer.It’s that time of year again—Adobe has announced all of the latest features for the upcoming version of their Creative Cloud suite of programs. Premiere Pro updates include an enhanced Essential Graphics panel, new options for cleaning up audio, selective color grading tools, and an all-new workflow for VR180. Let’s take a closer look. Virtual Reality 180Last but not least, you will have new support for VR 180. This will include optimized ingest, editorial, and effects for monoscopic and stereoscopic content. You can output finished videos in the Google VR180 format for YouTube or other platforms. Cover image via Adobe.Looking for more video tutorials? Check these out.Video Tutorial: Create an Action Promo With After EffectsHow to Create a Scribble Animation in After EffectsEverything to Know About Layer Styles in After EffectsMake Your Titles And Graphics Pop with This Advanced Glow EffectCreate a Responsive Infographic in After Effectslast_img read more

Mass nesting of olive ridleys begins in Odisha

first_imgStarting the mass nesting this year, more than 3,100 female olive ridley turtles came out of the sea to the sandy beach of the Rushikulya rookery coast in Ganjam district of Odisha on Tuesday night. The Rushikulya coast is considered to be a major nesting site in the world and lakhs of olive ridleys come here every year to lay eggs. “Congregation of mother turtles in sea near the rookery is quite high this year. We anticipate that in comparison to 2017 more number of turtles will nest this year,” said Berhampur divisional forest officer Ashis Behera. In 2017, over 3,85,000 turtles had reached the Rushikulya rookery coast to lay eggs. The mass nesting process is expected to continue for around a week. The Forest Department has erected temporary fences on a stretch of 4.5 km to prevent predators from damaging the nests and the eggs in them.To monitor the endangered marine reptiles, the department has established five control rooms near the Rushikulya rookery. A data interpretation centre has also been started.last_img read more