Sorenstam remains in hunt

first_img Hall of Famer Beth Daniel is 6 under in a group of four players, including Marisa Baena, who had an ace Sunday on the par-4, 154-yard fourth hole. Recent Pepperdine All-American Katherine Hull is at 5-under par, tied with three others. Two-time defending Office Depot champion Annika Sorenstam and former USC star Kim Saiki are part of a three-way tie at 4 under. Sorenstam and Saiki have four holes to play. All the rest have at least five, with 10 remaining for Han, Icher and Jang in competition scheduled to resume today at 8 a.m. “It’s unfortunate for the fans and the event that we have had a little bit of tough weather,” Gulbis said, “because it’s such a good golf course.” Said Sorenstam, the seven-time LPGA Tour Player of the Year who entered the Office Depot with 63 career tour victories: “It was another long day. I thought I played pretty good, though. I hit a lot of good shots and putted well, but it’s a tricky golf course.” Jang, who was tied for the lead before taking a double bogey on her final hole Sunday the par-3 seventh was happy with her placement but unhappy her putting. “My short putting is not really good,” she said. “I’m hoping to be better (today). The wind was in my face. Hopefully, (today) will be different.” Gulbis is getting used to different. “Most of the rounds have been pieced together,” she said of an event that has had play halted by darkness after each of its three days. “I don’t think I’ve played a full 18 yet.” 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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Seventeen players enter extra time today within five shots of leader Han, who holds a two-stroke lead over second-round co-leader Katrine Icher and Catriona Matthew. “I’m happy with my position,” said Matthew, who started the tournament 69-68 and closed Sunday with a birdie on her 11th hole. “It was nice to finish with a birdie.” The Office Depot challengers reflect the quality of this latest edition of the tournament, which is playing at its third venue in five years in Los Angeles and attracted 29 of the tour’s top 30 players for the occasion. Eleven of those leading money winners remain in contention on a course where a bad bounce and there have been plenty of them can result in a quick bogey or worse. Weetibix Women’s British Open champion Jeong Jang is one of four players at 7-under-par, including Natalie Gulbis, the 22-year-old U.S. Solheim Cup team member who is bidding for her first tour victory. Leader Hee-Won Han, 9 under par for the tournament thanks in large part to a 65-68 start, got in just eight holes Sunday before play was halted at 6:28 p.m. because of darkness. “It was cold out there,” she said. “I’m tired. I’m better off playing (today). My plan is to do the same thing I’ve been doing, to play aggressive (today) and enjoy myself.” center_img RANCHO PALOS VERDES — One of the best fields of the LPGA season will try again today to finish the Office Depot Championship, which might wind up in the tour record book for the tournament that produced the fewest complete rounds in a single day. All 78 cut survivors will be back in action at Trump National Golf Club, which has combined fog and wind with its traditional fare of spectacular views, tricky bounces and difficult greens, to stretch an extra day out of the tour’s first stop at the oceanside course. last_img read more

Free Podcasts on Building Topics

first_imgWhen Corbett Lunsford got out of the music business and took up building diagnostics and consulting, he learned that old hands in the industry weren’t always interested in sharing their trade secrets. They were, in fact, “a little bit cranky” when Lunsford came calling.So the Chicago-based Lunsford vowed that when he became more established, he’d share what he knew with anyone who was interested — for free.The result is a series called The Building Performance Podcast. To date, Lunsford has produced 58 podcasts ranging from 15 minutes to 45 minutes in length. You can listen to them online or download them as MP3 files.The podcasts are a sideline for Lunsford, the managing director and trainer of the Green Dream Group, a company which he started with his wife, Grace Lunsford, in 2008. About 60% of his time goes to Green Dream, which performs building diagnostics, and about 40% to the Building Performance Workshop, which trains others.Lunsford produces all of the podcasts himself, recording them “guerrilla style” with his iPhone. He says there are about 2,000 downloads per episode.The podcasts also have become a learning tool as Lunsford tracks down and interview experts on topics he’d like to learn more about it. In that sense, he says, the podcasts are a little selfish.Lunsford, a HERS and Passive House Institute U.S. rater, is also author of a book, Home Performance Diagnostics: The Guide to Advanced Testing.last_img read more

Editing Audio with the Essential Sound Panel in Adobe Premiere Pro

first_imgThe new Essential Sound panel simplifies the process of editing a soundtrack directly in Adobe Premiere Pro.Cover image via Shutterstock.Adobe’s new Essential Sound Panel is easy to use while also allowing advanced users to manually fine-tune effect settings. Here is an explanation of the panel that demonstrates how it will save editors considerable time getting a good audio mix.Set Your Project to the Audio Workspace and Open the Essential Sound PanelIf you don’t see the workspace options at the top of your screen, you can change your workspace by going to Window/Workspaces/Audio. You should see the Essential Sound panel on the right, but if you don’t, go to the Window menu and select Essential Sound.Organize the Audio in Your Sequence by TrackKeeping your audio organized with track labels is always a good idea, but it’s even more important in the Essential Sound Panel workflow. In this example I have dialogue, sound effects, music, and ambience. Notice that there is sometimes more than one track for each category.Assign Your Dialogue to an Audio TypeLasso all of the clips you would like to include in the Dialogue group. Notice that the Dialogue, Music, SFX, and Ambience buttons in the Essential Sound panel are now active. Click the Dialogue button to open the options for manipulating the dialogue effect controls.Begin Editing the Characteristics of Your ClipsSimilar to the Lumetri Color controls, there are various categories of effect controls that you can expand or collapse. In this instance, I would normalize the volume so I can quickly make all of the dialogue in the sequence conform to a unified standard. Click the Loudness heading to open the controls pertaining to volume. Click Auto-Match for the fastest results by letting Adobe Premiere quickly conform all the selected audio clips to a uniform level.Apply Any Additional EffectsHere, I would like to apply different effects for the two main actors in my scene. Highlight the group of clips you wish to affect, and apply the settings using the slider controls in the Essential Sound Panel. In this case, I will reduce the hum and the rumble in the Repair category by manipulating the sliders. Notice that you can toggle the Repair category on or off to compare the before and after results. After establishing the overall setting for all of your dialogue, click on the clip you wish to fine-tune, and open the Effect Controls window for access to individual controls for effects. Experiment with other options such as Clarity in the Dynamics category to further improve your audio.Auto-Match the Volume of Background AmbienceSelect all of your clips associated with the background ambience in your edit and assign them to the Ambience category by clicking the Ambience button in the Essential Sound panel. Click on the Auto-Match button to normalize the audio to a uniform rate.Improve Your Mix with Creative and Stereo WidthDepending on your clip, change the preset to something that describes the location of your scene. In my case, I will choose Room Ambience, and I will adjust the slider to achieve a more realistic sound for my office ambience clips.  Take it a step further by adding a Stereo Width effect to create the perception of a more dramatic stereo effect.Customize the Volume and Duration of Your TrackBy clicking on your music track and assigning it to the Music category in the Essential Sound panel, you can normalize the volume using the Auto-Match button and the background music preset. Additionally, you can customize the duration of the music track by opening the Duration menu in the Essential Sound panel. Either type in a new duration for your music clip or click and drag to increase or decrease the duration of the selected clip(s). After you hit play, your computer will briefly render the track to play at a new speed to fit the desired duration.Apply Room Sound or Other EffectsYou can assign all of your sound effects to the SFX category in the Essential Sound panel. Here you can change the loudness, add room sound or reverb, and pan the audio left or right.Save Your Settings in Adobe AuditionWith the timeline selected, go to the Edit menu and select Edit in Adobe Audition then select Sequence. The dialogue box defaults to preserving all of your edits, including any keyframes on clips such as volume and panning. Adobe Audition then automatically creates a multi-track session that contains all of the work you completed in Adobe Premiere Pro.Do you have any tips for the Essential Sound Panel? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Vince Carter watches the good times, but is he near goodbye?

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Atlanta Hawks’ Vince Carter (15) watches a video tribute to him during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — Vince Carter looked up at the highlights, enjoying the view of himself back in the days when he was among the NBA’s highest flyers.He’s about to turn 42, now in his 21st season, and he doesn’t jump quite like the guy being shown Wednesday night on the Barclays Center overhead screens.ADVERTISEMENT The Nets honored Carter, who is the oldest active player, with a tribute video during their game against Atlanta, a way to say thank you for his 4 ½ seasons with the franchise.“It was great. Any time you can see old video of when you were young and spry and springy and all of that good stuff, I mean, it’s always great to see,” Carter said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsGood times, yes.But was it goodbye? Trail Blazers send Bulls crashing to fifth straight loss MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Carter hasn’t said if he plans to retire following the season. He would make NBA history if he returns, as nobody has played 22 seasons in the league.So was the video premature?“I’m OK with it. Either way it’s cool,” he said with a smile. “I’m very thankful for it, that they even considered it.“When it was mentioned to me I was like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me.’”The video was played in the first half, shortly after Carter had come off the Hawks’ bench for the first time. He received ovations from the crowd both times, and he acknowledged the fans after the video played.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Krausscenter_img He never played in Brooklyn but was one of their best when the Nets played in New Jersey, ranking third on the franchise scoring list while playing in the backcourt alongside Jason Kidd.“Obviously it wasn’t in this building, but nevertheless the feeling is still the same,” Carter said. “My five years here was fun, a lot of fun. J Kidd made it obviously easy to play the game up and down and create a lot of highlights and memories, so it was awesome to see.”The Hawks’ road trip has been right down Carter’s memory lane. They played Tuesday in Toronto, where he began his career and has repaired his relationship with fans that was damaged when he pushed for the trade that landed him in New Jersey.“It’s a great trip. Stressful sometimes, a lot of people to see, but the appreciation I’m very thankful for and I’ll never forget it,” Carter said. “And like I said, the video, yes it could be premature, or not. It’s still, they’re thinking about me and I’m very thankful for that.”He’s still productive, starting eight games and averaging 7.2 points, with a 21-point performance last month. If he comes back, he breaks a tie with Kevin Garnett, Robert Parish and Kevin Willis for the most NBA seasons. (Dirk Nowitzki, like Carter drafted in 1998, is also in his 21st season).Carter was informed during his postgame interview that he was overheard as he was leaving the arena Tuesday in Toronto telling someone that he would see him next year.“Really?” Carter said with a laugh. “Well, I’ll see you guys next year.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? View commentslast_img read more