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Bulldogs Results At Shelbyville Relays

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs Swimming results at The Shelbyville Relays from Saturday, December 12th.Girls Team Scores.Pendleton Heights 110; BHS 104; Columbus East 70; Shelbyville 62; New Castle 42; and Hagerstown 24.Girls are 13-3 on the season (11-2 non-conference).Boys Team Scores.Shelbyville 112; Pendleton Heights 108; Columbus East 72; Hagerstown 38; BHS 28; and New Castle 20.Boys are 3-9 on the season.Event Winners:SCHOOL RECORDS:400 IM: Gutzwiller, Villani, Cox 4:56.64 (old record, A Cox, Weiler, Weiler 4:57.65 2012).1000 free: Gutzwiller, Villani 11:45.48 (old record Gutzwiller, Villani 12:08.85 2014)400 free: Villani, Gutzwiller, M Poltrack, Daulton 4:02.12 (old record 4:04.06 Pomeroy, Heckman, R Hankel, Dunlevy 2008).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach TJ Greene.last_img

KCCA FC make history, march into CL Group Stage

first_imgGoal hero Shaban Muhammad. PHOTO VIA @AllanDarren/@LusulireRRESULT: ?? KCCA FC 1 St. George ??   0 (Agg1-0)Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Muhammad Shaban was the hero as KCCA made up for last year’s near miss by becoming the first Ugandan club to storm the African CAF Champions League group stage on Saturday.Shaban’s 47th minute strike made the difference, giving Mike Mutebi’s Kampala Capital City Authority football side a 1-0 aggregate win over two legs in their last-32 2nd leg match at Lugogo.“A very good performance. In the last 15 mintues, we had to suffer. We had to be beasts but in an organised manner. This is a turning point for KCCA because if you are going to be a big club, you need wins like these,” coach Mutebi told the press after the game.The next stage is a lucrative one that Ugandan clubs have never featured in since it was introduced in 1997.Prize money of at least $550,000 (Sh2 billion ) awaits clubs that make it into the 16-club mini-league phase. Football governing body FUFA will also have reason to smile, as national associations receive an additional equivalent share of 5% for each amount awarded to clubs.After coming tantalisingly close to making the last 16 a year ago, KCCA placed a foot ahead two weeks ago after holding Saint George 0-0 in Ethiopia.Ugandan coach Mike Mutebi had three wishes ahead of the match at home: “We must draw a capacity crowd to our stadium, play attractive football and win the match.”He got all three wishes with his side dominating for long spells.St. George’s Ugandan goalkeeper Robert Odongkara conceded defeat.” I congratulates KCCA. We conceded due to a silly mistake but we shall go back to the drawing board,” he said after the game.The celebration at the pavilion as KCCA won Saturday. PHOTO KCCA MEDIAHistory madeWhile SC Villa (1991) and Simba (1972) had made it to the final of the African Club Championship before, Ugandan clubs have struggled since the early nineties and have not come close to the Champions League Group Stage introduced in 1997.The great Villa side also made it to the 1992 CAF Cup, losing the final to Shooting Stars of Nigeria.Line-ups Saturday at Lugogo.KCCA FC: C.Lukwago, D.Okot, T.Awany, H.Kavuma, P.Mucureezi, M.Mutyaba, I.Kirabira, A.Okello, M.Kizza, S. Muhammad, Nsibambi Runner-upUS$1.25 million 4th in group stageUS$0.55 million 3rd in group stageUS$0.55 million #KCCAFCStGeorgeFC Tweets ST GEORGE: R.Odongkara, B.Butako, A.Tamene, S.Bargicho, A.Mohamed, A.Umema, M.Bolado, A.Zoko, B.Assefa, A.Malle, S.Abdela****HISTORY OF CAF CL PRIZE MONEY1997-2008In 1997, CAF introduced prize money for the 8 participants in group stage for the first time in a club competition in Africa. Semi-finalistsUS$427,500 4th in group stageUS$190,000 2009-2016In 2009, CAF increased prize money  FinalpositionPrize money Semi-finalistsUS$0.8 million Share on: WhatsApp 4th in group stageUS$0.4 million 3rd in group stageUS$0.5 million Runner-upUS$750,000 FinalpositionPrize money ChampionUS$1.5 million ChampionUS$2.5 million 3rd in group stageUS$261,250 2017-2020CAF increases prize money to be shared between the top 16 clubs  Runner-upUS$1 million Quarter-finalistsUS$0.65 million Semi-finalistsUS$0.7 million ChampionUS$1 million FinalpositionPrize moneylast_img read more

Vuvuzela: SA football’s beautiful noise

first_imgWhat’s plastic, a metre long, brightly coloured and sounds like an elephant? It’s the vuvuzela, the noise-making trumpet of South African football fans, and it’s come to symbolise the sport in the country.It’s an instrument, but not always a musical one. Describing the atmosphere in a stadium packed with thousands of fans blowing their vuvuzelas is difficult. Up close it’s an elephant, sure, but en masse the sound is more like a massive swarm of very angry bees.And when there’s action near the goal mouth, those bees go really crazy.To get that sound out requires lip flexibility and lung strength – in short, a fair amount of technique. So be sure to get in some practice before attending a South African football match, or you the sound you produce may cause some amusement in the seats around you!Vuvuzela supplier Boogieblast offers this advice: “Put your lips inside the mouthpiece and almost make a ‘farting’ sound. Relax your cheeks and let your lips vibrate inside the mouthpiece. As soon as you get that trumpeting sound, blow harder until you reach a ridiculously loud ‘boogying blast’.What should it sound like? Try this .wav file from www.boogieblast.co.zaDescendant of the kudu horn?The ancestor of the vuvuzela is said to be the kudu horn – ixilongo in isiXhosa, mhalamhala in Tshivenda – blown to summon African villagers to meetings. Later versions were made of tin.Boogieblast offers a somewhat different story.The trumpet became so popular at football matches in the late 1990s that a company, Masincedane Sport, was formed in 2001 to mass-produce it. Made of plastic, they come in a variety of colours – black or white for fans of Orlando Pirates, yellow for Kaizer Chiefs, and so on – with little drawings on the side warning against blowing in the ear!There’s uncertainty on the origin of the word “vuvuzela”. Some say it comes from the isiZulu for – wait for it – “making noise”. Others say it’s from township slang related to the word “shower”, because it “showers people with music” – or, more prosaically, looks a little like a shower head.The announcement, on 15 May 2004, that South Africa would host the 2010 Fifa World Cup gave the vuvuzela a huge boost, to say the least – some 20 000 were sold on the day by enterprising street vendors.It’s a noisy thing, so there’s no surprise some don’t like it. Journalist Jon Qwelane once quipped that he had taken to watching football matches at home – with the volume turned low – because of what he described as “an instrument of hell”.Viva the vuvuzela orchestra!Cape Town-based music educator Pedro Espi-Sanchis has a different view, however: to him the vuvuzela is a rousing instrument that can, when tuned correctly, play in an orchestra as easily as a flute, violin or cello.Espi-Sanchis says the vuvuzela is a “proudly South African instrument” with roots deep in local traditional music. He was introduced to it over 30 years ago by renowned South African ethnomusicologist Andrew Tracey.A fan of football himself, Espi-Sanchis came up with the idea of a vuvuzela orchestra after realising that crowds at a match could coordinate their trumpeting to make music. “I heard the vuvuzelas at soccer games and the sound was not musical at all,” he says. “Vuvuzelas need to play rhythms together to really show their power.”In 2006 Espi-Sanchis and Thandi Swartbooi, head of the South African traditional music group Woman Unite, launched a vuvuzela orchestra as part of the Cape Town-based uMoya Music organisation.Made up of a core group of seven people, with Espi-Sanchis as conductor and soloist on the lekgodilo flute and six musicians each playing a vuvuzela, the orchestra made its first public appearance at the Johannesburg Carnival in December 2006.Their first performance at a soccer match was at the Nelson Mandela Challenge match at Ellis Park stadium in November 2007, when Bafana Bafana took on the USA.Espi-Sanchis found an excellent local football fan base to accompany the vuvuzela orchestra. Supporters of Bloemfontein Celtic football club, based in the Free State, “form one of the best fan bases in South African soccer,” he says. “In November [2007], we taught 60 of these fans to play seven songs in just five days.“Each of our six musicians was responsible for 10 fans, and they taught them to play their parts. Celtic fans also taught us some of their wonderful songs, and together we supported Bafana Bafana at the Mandela Challenge by singing and dancing with the vuvuzela orchestra.”“Now we want to bring up a fan base to support our national team,” says Espi-Sanchis. “The vuvuzela music can be learnt very quickly … we want to use the Celtic supporters as models for a national fan base.”Whether or not Espi-Sanchis’ ambitions are realised, vuvezalas are bound to play an integral part in South Africa’s 2010 celebrations, and World Cup visitors are sure to go home with a vuvuzela or two tucked in their luggage – and a little ringing in their ears …Article last updated: May 2009SAinfo reporter and MediaClubSouthAfrica.comWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

North West gets a solar-powered health centre

first_img13 July 2015A solar-powered health centre (SPHC) was launched at the Maubane Clinic in Ga-Maubane on Friday, the North West provincial health department said.The health centre is an initiative set up through a partnership with Samsung Electronics South Africa, and is housed in a shipping container fitted with advanced medical equipment and Samsung solar panels.The aim is to screen up to 300 patients a day and focus on health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, tooth decay and cataracts. There will also be a strong emphasis on educating the community about such conditions.A medical doctor will visit the unit twice a week.An improvementNorth West health MEC Magome Masike said people in rural areas were more susceptible to health issues because there was limited access to basic health care. It left an impact on overall quality of life.“Solutions like the SPHC help address this issue,” said Masike. “And we are appreciative of this partnership with Samsung whereby we can use their unique expertise to improve the living standards of our people.”The head of corporate citizenship at Samsung Electronics Southern Africa, Pitso Kekana, added: “Our goal at Samsung is to positively impact African lives.“We have seen tremendous success thus far and I have high hopes that the village of Dihibidung will enjoy the benefits of high quality, professional medical care.”He was pleased to welcome the SPHC into the Ga-Maubane community, said Phopolo Maubane from the Bakgatla Ba Ga Mocha Tribal Council. “It is essential that our people have access to health care and are educated on how best to take care of themselves.”Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Video Tutorial: Using Masks in After Effects

first_imgIn this After Effects Quick Tip we explore how to create a mask over your video footage.  We’ll dig into Mask preferences, shortcuts and using masks to create a quick vignette in AE.The mask tool in Adobe After Effects is essential for isolating one area of your video footage.  Masks can be used for a wide range of video effects in AE, including adding a filter or effect to only one region of the frame or to remove parts of the video image altogether.In this After Effects Quick Tip you’ll learn the basis of adding and modifying masks in your AE project.  Highlights of the video tutorial include:• Adding a mask in After Effects• Feathering mask edges• Adding multiple points on your mask• Using shortcuts for creating and working with masks• Adding beziers to your mask• Using masks to create a quick vignetteFULL VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:[color-box color=”gray”]Hey everybody. Welcome to this quick start guide to working with masks in After Effects.I’ve got a layer in my composition and basically compositions are similar to sequences in Premiere Pro so I’ve got this clip and I’d like to apply a mask to it. I’ll go back to the selection tool so you can see this. You want to click over here on the rectangle tool. This will basically give you a mask. I can click, hold, and pick other ones here. I’ve got other choices. Rectangle, rounded rectangle, and I can also click q and this will cycle me through the mask.To apply it, if you click, once you click you’re only going to see what’s inside of the mask. Here I’ve got a mask. If I want to do multiple mask I can if I click again. You see the issue with this is the masks are the same color. To avoid this I’m going to make a preference change. I’m going to go remove these.I’m going to go to After Effects preferences appearance and I’m going to check cycle mask colors. This way every time I create a mask it’s a new color. So we’ll go back, create a mask. You’ll now see when we do this they’re colors, they’re different colors. You can always come down here and change it later, but this is just handier. It’s quick, it’s going to save you some time.I’m going to go back to just one mask and talk about how to work with masks. If I hit m, that’ll roll everything up. If I hit M once it’ll show me the mask on this layer. MM will show me all the options. The path mask, I can animate the shape. Mask feather, I can soften up the mask. I’ll do that. Mask opacity is, by default it’s 100%, but you can change that and key frame it. Mask expansion are you basically shrinking or expanding the mask. A lot of times I’ll set this first and then come in and use the mask feather. I’m just going to reset that.Working with mask, I going to grab the regular selection tool and click off. If you click on the layer name and click on a point, you’re actually changing that point. I’m going to do that. If you click on the name of the mask and not the layer it’ll actually move the mask around. If you double click on a corner that’ll give you free transform and this is just like free transform is in Photoshop. You’ll see that I can rotate it here. I can change the widths, the heights. I can move it around.This is the easiest way to do that. Then you hit return to get out of it, if you just double click that’ll give you that.We can add points to it. If we grab the pen tool it’s smart, so it now knows that there are points here. So it gives us the plus so we could come in and basically add points. If I come back I could now delete a point by selecting that. You can also come up here and do convert vertex tool and this will give you Beziers with handles. If you click again it will toggle back. Then the newest one, this is new in CS6, is the mask feather tool, if I come in here and click and drag this basically will feather all sides. But then I can come in here and just click on these corners and it will just affect one side.I’m going to undo that. What I tend to do with this tool is if you put it over the edge here instead of dragging it out like that hold shift and that way you can basically do one side at a time. Let me get rid of this point here. I’m going to hold shift, click right here and drag out. That just does that side. I do that a lot if I’m doing lower thirds or something where I just want to work with one side. I’m going to delete that. I’m going to show you a practical use of mask to do a vignette. Let’s say I want to put a vignette on this. I’m going to deselect my layer, I’m going to right click down here and say new, solid and I’m going to call it “Vignette.” I want it to be comp size, just click that to make sure. I’m going to make it black. Then this gives you a black layer that covers everything, black solid.I’m going to go back to my masking choices and pick ellipse tool. The neat thing with this is I don’t need to click and drag out. I don’t have to come up here and try to figure out what would be a good size. All I have to do is double click on it and that makes it fit. I need to swap it. So you can either click inverted or you can go to where it says “add” and do subtract and that’ll flip it. Then you can roll down mask one here and see the properties. Again, you can hit M to roll it back up. Click m again it completely rolls up, hit mm, this’ll show you all the choices. I tend to do this. I would use mask expansion to figure out how large I wanted it andthen I would do mask feather. That gives me a vignette.I can toggle this on and off, this is toggle mask and shape path visibility. So I can hide it when I’m working with it if I want. If you decide that you want a different color vignette if you’re doing something stylized like a wedding you can go back up to layer solid settings and you can click in here and pick something else. This is live, so you can see what it’s doing. If you wanted to you can take the eyedropper, maybe click on a color in the scene and use that. Black’s the most standard look, but you can also use it for different treatments like this. So that’s a quick start with working with mask. Hope you guys found that helpful.Got your own tips and tricks for working in After Effects?Share them in the comments below![/color-box]last_img read more

PBA D-League: San Sebastian stays unbeaten, keeps NU winless

first_img“You can’t ask for more. He was tired but you can still see his effort,” said San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya of Ilagan.True enough, Ilagan, who went 6-of-11 from long range, also contributed in other ways other than scoring with three rebounds, four assists and three steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAllyn Bulanadi added 14 points, nine rebounds, four assists and five steals for the Golden Harvest.Dave Ildefonso had 21 points, four rebounds and six assists for NU, which fell to 0-3. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end View comments P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy LATEST STORIES LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan help Spurs rally past Bucks Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PBA IMAGESRK Ilagan carried much of the offensive load and Valencia City Bukidnon-San Sebastian downed SMDC-National University, 82-73, in the 2019 PBA D-League Monday at Paco Arena in Manila.Ilagan fired 14 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter as the Golden Harvest upped their unbeaten record to 3-0 to pace the Foundation Group.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crashlast_img read more

Knicks Shoot Down Hawks, 112-108

first_imgATLANTA — The East-leading Atlanta Hawks received a jarring wake-up call with the playoffs less than a week away.Coming out lazily against the NBA’s second-worst team, the Hawks fell way behind in the first half and couldn’t come all the way back, dropping a 112-108 stunner to the New York Knicks on April 13.Rookie Langston Galloway scored a career-high 26 points, hitting all six of his 3-point attempts. Two of them helped the Knicks regain control after the Hawks rallied from 17 points down to tie the game early in the fourth quarter.“They played well,” said Atlanta’s Jeff Teague, who missed a potential tying shot with about 10 seconds to go. “It’s nothing to panic over. Just one of those games.”But Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer became so frustrated with his team that he called a timeout just 14 seconds into the second half, perturbed at the way they were running the play drawn up during the halftime break.Not even waiting for his players to come to the bench, Budenholzer met them on the Hawks logo at midcourt, barked some instructions, and stomped back to the bench.“That was the whole theme of the game,” Teague said. “We were just not into it.”Atlanta came into its final home game of the regular season having long ago clinched the top seed in the East and leading New York by 44 games in the standings.It sure didn’t play out as expected, even after the Hawks tied the game at 87 on Shelvin Mack’s 3-pointer with 9:49 remaining.The Knicks, the NBA’s lowest-scoring team, responded as they have so few times during their miserable season — with three straight 3-pointers to reclaim control, Galloway hitting a pair sandwiched around another by Lance Thomas.Tim Hardaway Jr. added 23 points for the Knicks, and Jason Smith had 20.New York has won two straight — its first winning streak since Feb. 27-28. “As players, we’re trying to go out there and win the last games that we have,” Smith said.Knicks coach Derek Fisher realizes that many of the team’s fans want them to lose out, so they’ll have the best chance at winning the draft lottery.“I’m sure people are upset with us,” Fisher said. “But I don’t think you can ever go out there and basically try and not play your best.”Teague and Kyle Korver led Atlanta with 19 points apiece.The final minutes were played with playoff-like intensity, the Hawks seeming almost embarrassed by their performance and scrambling to come back.They had a chance after Korver hit his fourth 3-pointer off an offensive rebound with 51.8 seconds left, cutting New York’s lead to 109-106.The Hawks then came up with a steal, setting up Mike Muscala’s dunk off a fast break to cut it to a single point.Hardaway was fouled and made one of two free throws, setting up the Hawks for a final shot. Teague got the look he wanted, a floater in the lane, but the ball bounced out. Smith knocked down a pair of free throws to seal the victory.“I’ll take that shot every day,” Teague said.(PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

TMC alleges central forces intimidating voters

first_imgKolkata: The Trinamool Congress Sunday alleged that the central forces were “brutally torturing” and “intimidating” voters in West Bengal and acting as per orders of BJP leaders. In a statement, Trinamool Congress lawmaker Derek O’ Brien said, Bengal wants peaceful polling, which BJP doesn’t. “Today, in Bengal, central forces are brutally torturing and intimidating common citizens, especially the marginalised. Even physically handicapped persons are being tortured. Central forces are also threatening voters ‘kamal dabao nahin toh thok dega’ (vote for BJP or will shoot you),” he said. “Media has all these videos. Many are already in the public domain,” he added. The BJP termed the allegations baseless and said it was goons supported by the TMC who were trying to intimidate voters. In Delhi, BJP leader and Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman also urged the poll body to order the central forces to remain in Bengal till the Model Code of Conduct is in place, as it expressed concern that the TMC may target a section of voters after polling is over. An estimated 49.70 per cent of over 1.49 crore electorate exercised their franchise till 1 pm in nine Lok Sabha constituencies of West Bengal on Sunday, amid reports of EVM glitches and stray incidents of violence. Polling is currently underway in Kolkata North, Kolkata South, Dum Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Jadavpur, Diamond Harbour, Joynagar (SC) and Mathurapur (SC) in the seventh and final phase of the staggered general elections.last_img read more