Bashiru Hayford hopeful of breaking Ashantigold’s league drought

first_imgAshantigold Coach Bashir Hayford is confident of winning the team’s fourth top flight title with three games to end the 2014/15 First Capital Plus Premier league.The Obuasi-based side have opened a three point gap at the summit of the table and need three extra points from the remaining nine to win the league.Hayford and his team have tricky games to deal with: first away to Berekum Chelsea before facing relegation threatened Great Olympics on the final day.Bashir, who is seeking to win his second league title after guiding Kotoko to the crown in 2008, is optimistic of a smooth completion.“We are leading by three points and this is just a match, we need three more points to win,” he told Joy Sports“We have one home game and two matches away, that is Berekum Chelsea and Olympics. We will make sure we get a favourable result in Berekum so that our last game which we will be at home will see us win the title.” Ashantigold’s next match is against Berekum Chelsea at the Berekum Park.CLICK TO READ: Lessons learned from matchday 27RCLICK TO READ: Review of matchday 27–Follow Benedict on Twitter: @KwesiBenedict. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

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India reels back team manager in the middle of West Indies tour as overhaul…

first_imgAdvertisement vf73tNBA Finals | Brooklyn VssWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3lsbh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6pz4Would you ever consider trying this?😱7b9yCan your students do this? 🌚ht8uwjRoller skating! Powered by Firework Indian cricket team’s manager Sunil Subramanium has been asked to return by the BCCI for alleged misconduct against bureaucrats of the Caribbean islands during the ongoing Caribbean series. The Committer of Administrators (CoA) were informed about the incident by senior government officials in India. Subramanium is now unlikely to apply for the position after the series is over, confirmed a board functionary member.Advertisement The BCCI had previously informed the high commissions in the Trinidad that Subramanium was the go-to person for a commercial which was scheduled to be shot there. But when a senior person from Indian High Commission in Trinidad & Tobago called him, seeking his co-operation, he didn’t bother to entertain them.Advertisement “As for the role of manager, it remains to be seen if he will be allowed or barred. Depends on how the executives take to his reasoning once he is back in the country. But this isn’t the first time that he has been caught napping when it comes to his conduct as manager of the Indian team and the episode in the Caribbean Islands could be the death knell,” the functionary said.“This isn’t the end of the story. After the team’s historic series win Down Under, there were certain orders made for celebration and the stuff that remained unused went with the manager for personal consumption,” he added.Advertisement Subramanium had previously escaped punishment for the same allegation in Australia during the Perth Test last year. The board were also unhappy with his behavior even during the recently concluded World Cup. Advertisementlast_img read more

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UWI eye top-four spot

first_imgRed Stripe Premier League new boys the University of the West Indies (UWI) FC are having a wonderful first season and have a top-four spot in sight. UWI won the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Super League last season before gaining a spot to the nation’s top league by advancing from the Jamaica Football Federation’s play-offs. After 25 games, UWI have surprised many by moving away from the relegation zone and are currently in fifth position in the 12-team league with 34 points, behind Montego Bay United (51), Arnett Gardens (49), Portmore United (46), and Humble Lion (36). At the completion of the preliminary stage, the top four will battle for the title. “We are still mathematically just a point from safety, we will take it from there and continue to accumulate points and see where it takes us,” Marcel Gayle, coach of UWI told The Gleaner. “We have conceded 34 goals, but the team has been scoring goals,” Gayle pointed out. “We are going to pursue a spot in the semi-final,” he said. Looking ahead to the next fixture against Boys’ Town at UWI Bowl next Sunday, Gayle said honours were even in the first two games. “Well, the teams have shared a win apiece, so it will be crucial to come away with maximum points against Boys’ Town,” he shared. “These guys are putting in the hard work and playing for each other, and that is key,” Gayle reasoned. “We are not totally satisfied but grateful for what has happened,” he said.last_img read more

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Warriors’ dominance gets two thumbs up from ex-NBA commissioner Stern

first_imgI’ve got to be honest — I never thought a lot about David Stern.He was named the NBA’s commissioner on Feb. 1, 1984, was handed the Magic Johnson Lakers and Larry Bird Celtics on a silver platter and he didn’t screw it up.Under his leadership, the league grew and thrived, come hell or labor unrest. “Stern often played the role of emperor, forever beating back the barbarians at the gate (the media and the players union),” wrote Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard, from whom we will hear more …last_img read more

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Twitter Advertises URL Shortener as Phish Poison

first_imgTwitter‘s URL shortening service, t.co, is being advertised as a way to avoid stumbling into phishing scam. Shorteners make it easier to microblog, but they also make it easier for grifters to blind their online marks. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#twitter#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts “A link converted by Twitter’s link service is checked against a list of potentially dangerous sites. When there’s a match, users can be warned before they continue.”T.co, according to Twitter, will also enable metrics, to determine how many times a given link was clicked. “Eventually, this information will become an important quality signal for our Resonance algorithm–the way we determine if a Tweet is relevant and interesting.”Users are free to continue to use their shortening services of choice but all links within Twitter will be wrapped in the t.co holster. Twitter says these links will be published wrapped on SMS but eventually online and on apps as either original links, as links with descriptive text or as page title, to further take away the uncertainty of clicking through them. Not unrelated is the use of this system in contributing to the metrics of Twitter’s Promoted Tweets platform and “provide an important quality signal for (their) Resonance algorithm,” the algorithm they use to “determine if a Tweet is relevant and interesting to users.”Out of the box, the service will available to a fewaccounts, then to developers. This summer the company plans to roll it out service-wide. Given that all links in Twitter will be auto-shortened, it could have a tangible effect on start-ups that provide this service. curt hopkinslast_img read more

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Workspaces in Premiere Pro

first_imgPremiere Pro comes loaded with additional workspaces which can easily be accessed, modified and saved to customize your video editing layout  In this post we’ll look at how to find, change and save these workspaces quickly and simply.Adobe Premiere Pro has unique workspace layouts for color correction, working with audio, video editing, logging clips and applying effects. Utilize these layouts to speed up your post production workflow and access unique toolsets…or create your own custom layout.  Let’s jump in.Premiere Pro CS6 Default LayoutAbove is the default layout for Premiere Pro.  This is suitable for a variety of video editing tasks, but it’s not optimal for any specialized task like color correction or audio mixing.  For standard video editing this will likely be your layout of choice.Should you ever rearrange this layout and want to go quickly go back to it’s default state go to Window > Workspace > Reset Current Workspace:Resetting the WorkspaceThere’s many ways to move and resize the panels in your Adobe Premiere Pro workspace.  First, you can click and drag between panels to resize them:Icon Between PanelsYou can also move several panels at the same.  Hover over their adjacent corners and this icon will appear:Icon for Moving Multiple PanelsIt is also possible to move panels around to different locations on your display by using the little dotted area to the side of the panel’s name:Dotted Area to Move a PanelWhen you click and hold on this dotted area to the left of the panel name and move that panel to another part of your work area you will get something that looks like this:Drop ZoneIn Adobe Premiere Pro this is called a ‘drop zone’.  If you look at the image above you will see the screen divided into quadrants   Each of these areas will turn a lavender color when you click and hold the dotted area in a panel and then drag the mouse over each of these drop zones.If you drop the panel in the middle zone (as shown in the image above) the panel will become an additional tab in Premiere Pro.  This is what is called a ‘frame’ (a series of tabbed panels).However, if you drop it to one of the sides:Side Drop ZoneYou will create a brand new frame in this area with only one panel in it.New Frame to the Side of the Original FrameSo, not only can you resize any panel to any size you wish, you can also move panels simply by selecting where to drop them.Floating Panels in Premiere ProYou can also float panels, which can be a really great option if you have a two (or more) screen setup.Floating WindowTo do this, simply grab hold of the dotted area to the left of the panel name (just as you would if you wanted to move it to another location).  Then hold the CONTROL key on a PC or the COMMAND key on a Mac and the window will float.Just make sure you let go of the mouse before you let go of the COMMAND/CONTROL key!Saving Workspaces in Adobe Premiere ProAs you move and resize panels in Adobe Premiere Pro, you may end up with a layout that makes sense for your video editing workflow.  In Premiere you can save a workspace so that you can quickly get back to it again whenever you need it (great when working on a shared editing computer).Simply go to Window > Workspace > New Workspace.Then in the dialogue box that pops up, give it a name that means something to you.New WorkspaceNew Workspace NameDeleting Workspaces in Premiere ProDeleting a workspace in Premiere Pro is quite simple.Delete Workspace The only problem you may have is that when you try to delete a workspace you may not see the workspace come up as an option in the dialogue to delete workspaces!  This is simply because you cannot delete a workspace you are presently using. So if this is the case, cancel out from the delete option and simply choose any other workspace you want and then go back to Window > Workspace > Delete Workspace.  You will find the other workspace is now one of the options available and you can select and delete it.Use Specialized Workspaces in PremiereLastly, it is worth saying that you should really get accustomed to using the various workspaces that Adobe have provided for you in Premiere Pro. As you can see from the list:Workspaces AvailableThese workspaces are designed to put the tools you need front and center for completing common post production tasks!  Experiment with the different Premiere Pro layouts, tweaking them to fit your needs.  Then save them and make them your own!last_img read more

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Gibbs doesn’t regret calling Pakistan fans ‘animals’

first_imgFormer South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs has said that he has no regrets about a remark he made on some Pakistani fans three years ago. He had labelled fans he encountered during Centurion Test in 2007 a “bunch of animals”.In his recently published controversial autobiography — To The Point — Gibbs says the entire South African team was irritated by the unruly behaviour of the Pakistani fans. He says the fans made a huge noise and even kicked his son Rashard and wife Liesl out of their seats in the stands.”All of us Proteas were getting pretty irritated and unfortunately the stump microphones picked up our displeasure,” Gibbs says.He however maintains that his remarks were not racist in nature.”You could call me many, many things, but a racist was a bit of a stretch, to say the least, especially concerning Muslims. I’m coloured, for goodness’s sake. I’ve got four Muslim aunts and about 10 Muslim cousins. How could I be racist,” Gibbs asks.Gibbs was initially banned for two Test matches for the offensive language but was later changed to one Test, Twenty-20 and one ODI match each.last_img read more

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Juventus midfielder welcomes Ronaldo

first_imgAs report that Cristiano Ronaldo has said “yes” to a switch to Juventus thickens, one of  Juve’s midfielders Blaise Matuidi says “it would be nice to have one of the best players in the world” join their club.The report indicated that the Portuguese superstar has agreed to move to Juventus this summer, in a €100m deal. There are also speculative reports claiming that CR7 is being offered a €30m per season contract, four times what current top earner Gonzalo Higuain earns as well as the report that Adidas could help fund the move.However, Ronaldo signed a ‘lifetime’ deal with Nike just two years ago and is said to be worth $1bn, and will continue even after he retires.LeBron James and Michael Jordan, are the first footballers to land such deal, but Ronaldo has made them the third player to agree to such huge partnership,Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Matuidi was asked about Ronaldo’s move to Juventus in a Press conference at France’s training camp and he said:“We’re at the World Cup,” Matuidi pointed out.“Yes, I’ve heard the talk but for now it’s just a rumour. I won’t lie, it would be nice to have one of the best players in the world at Juventus. It would be fantastic for the club and we Juventus players.“But I’m with France now and there are other things to think about.”last_img read more

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Something big will happen at Bayern tomorrow

first_imgThe German Bundesliga club’s president, its chairman and the sporting director will host a press conference at middaySomething big is happening tomorrow in the world of football and nobody knows exactly what.According to Bavarian Football Works, the three most important persons in the German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich will host a press conference.The “biggest guns” in Bavaria will be present: president Uli Hoeness, chairman Karl Heinz Rumenigge, and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.The strange part is that the press conference has been planned one hour after coach Niko Kovac speaks to the press about the next match for Bayern.The Bavarians will visit Wolfsburg as part of Matchday 8 in the Bundesliga.There is much speculation, but only time will tell.last_img read more

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