Indian Premier League IPL sees rare sight – Jos Buttler gets mankaded by Ravichandran Ashwin

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Jaipur: With Chris Gayle ballistic knock of 79 runs along with Sarfaraz Khan’s 46 runs helped Kings XI Punjab to post 184 runs on the board. In reply, Rajasthan Royals was off to a rollicking start and Punjab’s bowling looked all over the places. Jos Buttler, who was the start for Rajasthan Royals last season continued his sensational run to help the team reach 50 runs in just 5.2 overs.Buttler and Rahane made 78 runs together, eventually helping the team to be in a solid situation. Rahane got out to Ravichandran Ashwin who bowled a carom ball – his favorite weapon to send the skipper back. However, the wicket of Rahane didn’t bring much ecstasy to Punjab’s camp as Buttler was still hitting bowlers out of the park on every other occasion. In these circumstances, Punjab’s skipper Ravichandran Ashwin did what we generally don’t expect of him – an appeal for mankading. In the thirteenth over of the Rajasthan’s innings, Ashwin was coming to bowl his last ball before he saw Buttler a little outside the crease and he ran him out. Once Ashwin broke the bails off, he appealed to the on-field umpire who went straight to the third umpire to take the final call. Third umpire, after seeing the incident again gave Buttler out, which led him in the state of absolute red-faced and letting a few expletives too.Informally, in general terms, this is known as mankading which on almost every occasion makes controversy as cricket pundits are on two sides – whether the batsman should be adjudicated out or not out. Going as per the new rules by the ICC, the decision was rightly made. Interestingly, this is not the first time Buttler is involved in this Mankading incident. In the fifth ODI between Sri Lanka and England back in 2014, Senanayake ran Buttler out. The mankading incident happened only the second time in the history of this format, with Dwayne Smith ran out Dwayne Bravo in 2013.last_img read more

Alec Burks details how Paul George trade led to Warriors signing

first_imgClick here if you are having trouble viewing the slideshow on a mobile device.OAKLAND – The trade sent shockwaves seemingly everywhere. The Clippers became NBA contenders. The Lakers have a backdoor rival. The Thunder appeared on the verge of beginning a rebuilding project. When the Thunder traded Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers, the deal did not just ensure Kawhi Leonard would commit to the … [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/07/12/bang_c02d9b2b-23ab-4386-80f5-a9d214cd1e45″]last_img read more

Crater Dater Deflator: Impactors Can Be Recycled

first_imgThey came from outer space – that was the old paradigm about impactors that made craters on planetary bodies.  Then, we learned how secondary craters can confuse a surface’s history (06/08/2006, 09/25/2007).  Now, two papers in Icarus show that moons can do a lateral pass.    Alvarellos et al,1 showed that Jupiter’s moon Io can send high-speed impactors to Europa and beyond.  Material erupted or blasted off Io by a comet can drift in orbit for a median time of 56 years (quickest 179 days, average 146 years).  Then, it can either return to Io again, find a new target on Europa, or (to a lesser extent) hit the further-out moons.  Most of this occurs within just tens or hundreds of years.  Each impact, in turn, can generate secondary craters, reported Zahnle et al.2  Presumably, some sufficiently accelerated material could escape Jupiter or Saturn altogether and hit the inner planets.    Apparently few scientists had seriously considered this source of crater creators.  Some wrote about it but considered the amount of mass transfer to be trivial.  “However,” said Alvarellos et al., “our work has shown that far from being uninteresting, a non-negligible amount of matter can be transferred between these moons in the form of impact ejecta,”  The Zahnle et al paper agreed: “the model predicts that a significant fraction of the 200-500 m diameter craters on Europa are not traditional secondary craters but are instead sesquinary craters3 caused by impact ejecta from Io that had gone into orbit about Jupiter.”  The amount of mass delivered appears to exceed the micrometeoroid flux.1.  Alvarellos et al, “Transfer of mass from Io to Europa and beyond due to cometary impacts,” Icarus, Volume 194, Issue 2, April 2008, pages 636-646, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2007.09.025.2.  Zahnle et al, “Secondary and sesquinary craters on Europa,” Icarus, Volume 194, Issue 2, April 2008, pages 660-674, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2007.10.024.3.  They defined the term, quote: “Sesquinary” stems from the Latin root “sesqui-” meaning one-and-a-half; its most familiar use in English is in “sesquicentennial.”  We use sesquinary to describe craters by impact ejecta that went into orbit about the central planet…. Sesquinary craters have a character intermediate between primary craters and conventional secondary craters. [end quote]Since this new special-delivery mechanism can, in principle, apply to Uranus, Mars and other bodies, the crater-count dating conundrum just got worse.  How many of the thousands of craters on pockmarked moons resulted from “planetocentric” material within the system?  If ejected material can be recycled, what is the potential crater count from one sufficiently large impact?  How long would it take for an average moon to become saturated with craters?  They may look old, but crater-covered moons might have gotten their scarred faces in far less time than previously imagined.(Visited 86 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Using Speedgrade Look Files in Autodesk Smoke

first_imgDownload 75 FREE .look files for Adobe Speedgrade. They can also be used for creative grading in Autodesk Smoke!Autodesk Smoke uses the Autodesk Color Management which allows for consistent processing, interpretation, and communication of colors throughout a mixed pipeline. It is the same Color Management System found in Autodesk Flame and Lustre, the Autodesk dedicated color grading software. Autodesk Color Management is designed to support a variety of color management workflows, including ACES, ICC, OpenColorIO, and ASC CDL.With Smoke you can easily mix footage from digital cinema cameras, film scans, and video using different color spaces that use ACES, the Academy Color Encoding System.  ACES is a 16-bit file format for digital motion picture production, mastering, and archiving. Smoke uses the Academy/ASC color transform format and provides the color transforms needed to convert between the ACES reference color space and a wide variety of input and output devices. This enables better creative control by providing an accurate and consistent representation of floating-point linear color spaces across editing, 3D VFX, and grading.Now, I am not a colorist, I am an editor.  But I still have to color correct footage and work with color spaces… mainly Log footage.  Thus, I have to work with Luts from time to time. But ACES gives you proper conversion between color spaces and keeps you colors accurate through the pipeline…even a ConnectFX pipeline, if you are mixing Log and regular REC701. Smoke has proper Log to Lin converters, as well as ACES to sRBG, and popular camera LUTs for when you shoot in Log or Slog2 withSony F65 and F35, Alexa, and even “flat profiles” like the Canon Technicolor Cinestyle conversion.But none of these are creative look generating tools.You have the Color Correct and the Color Warper Nodes to allow you to creatively stylize you clips, but sometimes, you just need a quick color look applied.  It would be nice to simply load up a color look and apply it to a clip or as a CFX adjustment layer.  Well, luckily the Autodesk Color Management System can help you with that.  See how I brought this full circle?The Autodesk Color Management System handles it’s own .ctf files found in the Lut Editor Imports. But it also handles industry standards.I highlighted one format above.  It’s the Iridas .look file.  Adobe purchased Iridas and it’s product SpeedGrade, and made it a part of Adobe CC. With it, they continue to use the .look files which contain the setups used in the Lumetri color engine.  These .look files are how creative color grading setups convert from SpeedGrade to Premiere. And since the Autodesk Color Management also imports this industry format… you can use Premiere and SpeedGrade .look files in Autodesk Smoke.Now that we have the technical explanation out of the way, lets get to the fun stuff… being creative with color.Download Creative LUTsPremuimbeat’s Aaron Williams wrote a great blog on creating the classic Blue/Teal blockbuster movie look in SpeedGrade. He also provided a download link to his setups.  Inside the .zip file you will see many compatible .luts for Smoke, including the .look file.Also, Oliver Peter’s on his “digitalfilms” blog created 75 different creative color grading looks for your video using SpeedGrade. Download them and thank Oliver for creating them!How to use SpeedGrade Looks in SmokeOnce you have the .look files downloaded, simply place them in a folder somewhere where you can access them.  There are 2 ways to use these Luts on your clips in the Smoke timeline.One is directly on a clip via the Format Options or the Pre-Processing Settings.These sections affect the clip before any other Timeline Effects are applied. Simply enter the editor of the settings by double-clicking the button in the toolbar or by selecting the button pressing the “Editor” button. Once there the process is the same.1. Select the RGB LUT button and then change the Import selection menu to Color Transform. 2. Press Import and you will see the standard Smoke file browser were you can navigate to your folder with the saved .look files.3. Select the name of the Look you would like and it will immediately load and return you to the previous menu.4. If you don’t see the Look applied, make sure you have the ACTIVE button enabled to see the effect. If you want this effect copied to other clips, you can easily do that by copying the Format Options or Pre-Processing effects from the toolbar to any other clips or clips like you do any other timeline effect. You cannot modify this LUT effect at all in this menu,  the LUT is either on or off. Any further adjustments will have to be done on top of this effect with a Color Correct or Color Warper node added to the clip in the timeline.  Because of this you may want to add these .look files to the clip via ConnectFX which will give you more flexibility with color adjustments prior to the LUT. This is the second method:1.  Add a ConnectFX to the clip and enter the editor.2. Add a LUT Editor node after your clip.3. The process is the same as above, select Color Transform and press Import4. Select the Look you want and the grade will be applied.If the color isn’t right with your footage,  you can add a Color Correct or Color Warper Node before the Lut Node and make adjustments.  Set your Lut Node as a context point so you can see the result with the Look applied as you work in one of the other color nodes.By working in CFX this way you can also combine these Looks by using more than one Lut Node with additional Color Corrections as needed.However, if you need to do other CFX effects on your clips then working this way might be awkward since you may need to perform some green screen keying or other effects prior to the LUT.  If this is the case, then you can simply add the CFX as an adjustment layer on a new track above your clip with it’s additional CFX applied.Of course you can also double-click the clip in CFX and access the Pre-processing menus here as well and add your LUT. This would be just as if you added it on the timeline.The Oliver Peter’s Look files were designed with Log footage. So if you are using standard video or Rec 709 clips, the CFX workflow will be your best bet, as you can “flatten” the existing color of your clip to simulate the Log look before the LUT is applied.  In doing this you might be able to simply use the Pre-Processing settings on the clip in the Basic menu, and adding a Lin-to-Log adjustment to create a flattened look and a psudo-log clip.The most important thing is that the Autodesk Color Management in Smoke is really quite powerful.  Not only is it extremely capable at proper color conversions and workflows, but since it can import many other formats, you can use some of these great free tools available on the internet which makes Smoke even more user friendly.Feel free to post a comment or a question below, and stay tuned for more tips and tricks for Autodesk Smoke.last_img read more

Packages, weekend deals to pamper yourself in Delhi

first_imgOK, so you didn’t do your travel booking in time. And now you can’t bear to fly full-fare especially when you know the horror next door is careering off to Kottayam for next to nothing. Well, there is a way out. You can have your cake and eat it too.,OK, so you didn’t do your travel booking in time. And now you can’t bear to fly full-fare especially when you know the horror next door is careering off to Kottayam for next to nothing. Well, there is a way out. You can have your cake and eat it too. Screw Paris. Shrug off Srinagar. There is a holiday to be had right here in Delhi.All right, so you won’t see a new place and there’s no shopping to be done, but you’ll save on the travel-both time and money wise. Just put your significant other in the car and zip off to any of these hotels, which have put together interesting packages for people just like you. From spa treatments to unlimited food to free booze, there’s something for everyone here. It could be just what the doctor ordered.The Great Weekend Escape package at Radission MBD, DelhiRADISSON MBD, Sector 18, NoidaWhat’s on offer: Radisson MBD has come up with a ‘guaranteed to relax you’ package called The Great Weekend Escape. Running till August 15, it includes a night’s stay in a deluxe room for two adults with breakfast, a fixed course lunch at RED (the hotel’s speciality Oriental restaurant), and a buffet dinner at Made in India (the hotel’s what-elsebut Indian restaurant). The package includes a complimentary Swedish massage at Espace, the hotel’s beautiful spa and fitness centre. There’s only one hitch: the offer is open exclusively to Diners’ Club members in Delhi and NCR. Tariff: Rs 6,999. Reservations: Call the hotel at 95120-5306000 or e-mail: [email protected] Spa weekend package at Trident Hilton, GurgaonTRIDENT HILTON, GurgaonWhat’s on offer: Sign up for Trident Hilton’s Divine Spa weekend package to enjoy spa treatments by Indonesian experts trained by Angsana Resorts. Promising to detox and de-stress you in no time, the package includes a range of body massages like the Balinese massage or the signature Angsana massage. Traditional Indian treatments like ayurvedic massages and aroma therapy are also available. Tariff: You have to pay Rs 10,950 for a Superior room; Rs 11,950 for a Premium, Rs 12,950-13,950 for a Deluxe and Rs 18,950 for an Executive suite. Rates include all applicable taxes. Reservations: Call the hotel at 95124-2450505 or e-mail [email protected] Village in ManesarHERITAGE VILLAGE, ManesarWhat’s on offer: Console yourself with the fact that going to Manesar is almost like leaving town. Here, the Heritage Village has a special package for couples, till September 30. Besides three meals and a free run of all the sporting facilities, the offer includes all the alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks that you can consume between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Tariff: Rs 5,250 per couple per week night; Rs 5,950 per couple per night on Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations: Call 23351123-25 in Delhi and 5050712-3 in Gurgaon.Uppal’s OrchidUPPAL’S ORCHID NH8, Near IGI AirportWhat’s on offer: The city’s first ecotel hotel is offering a package that includes a romantic candlelight dinner, aromatherapy session and unlimited access to the golf course, swimming pool and tennis court. For those who don’t mind paying extra, the food at Bonitos restaurant is worth a try. Tariff: A two-nights, three-days package for a couple costs Rs 9,999 while a one-night, two-day break will cost Rs 6,999. Reservations: Call Uppal’s Orchid, 51511515.advertisementlast_img read more

9 months agoReal Madrid captain Ramos: Isco and Solari? It’s complicated

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid captain Ramos: Isco and Solari? It’s complicatedby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos admits the relationship between Isco and coach Santiago Solari is “complicated”.Isco invited more controversy when ‘liking’ a social media post disparaging of Solari after their Copa del Rey victory over Leganes.Asked about the pair, Ramos said: “Reverse the situation between Solari and Isco? It is complicated. In Madrid, everyone wants to play and this decision making is complicated for the coach. “But it’s Madrid and the questions are always who plays or does not play, if he misses an attacker, who is the keeper…? “We must feed the press.” last_img read more

18 days agoNewcastle icon Shearer gives glowing praise for Longstaff brothers

first_imgNewcastle icon Shearer gives glowing praise for Longstaff brothersby Ansser Sadiq18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United legend Alan Shearer was full of praise from the Longstaff brothers after Sunday’s 1-0 win over Manchester United. Playing alongside brother Sean in midfielder on his debut, Matty Longstaff scored the winning goal to cap off a memorable day at St. James’ Park.”What an amazing day for the Longstaff family. Well done and congratulations,” Shearer wrote on Twitter.Speaking on Match of the Day, Shearer added: It had energy, it had legs in midfield, it had good shape and dangerous at times on the counter attack but the stars of the show were the two brothers in midfield, Sean and Matty. Wow!”From the first minute Sean got stuck in, won the ball and put Newcastle on the front foot. It’s what they did. It got the crowd up, (it gave them) a little bit of energy that was obviously missing last weekend and it was a sign of things to come (in the first minute).”Matty wasn’t frightened to have a go at all. Look at his brother before he hit the bar saying ‘Go on, have a shot Wor Kid – just hit it!’ And he did! Steve described it as the enthusiasm of him and his brother spraying the ball around – both of them can do that, no problem at all if you give them time on the ball.”Sean’s long ball to Almiron, a lovely weighted pass – he didn’t need to take that touch, just hit it now. But the pass from Sean was fantastic. They linked well together, they understand each other’s game and it was keeping Newcastle going forward.”His goal: what a moment for him, what a moment for his family. What an unbelievable strike and momen for him. It will stay with him for his whole life.”The two of them were fantastic and his Dad should be very, very proud. What an unbelievable day for them and a great day for Newcastle, because they needed that result.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Diaspora Central to Jamaica’s Progress – PM

first_imgPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, says that engagement of the Government with Jamaicans overseas is central to the country’s advancement.She said that the Government has embarked on an aggressive growth and development strategy to spur investments, create jobs, boost business, and enable a better quality of life for all Jamaicans and the Diaspora is integral to the process.“We take the position that Jamaica’s growth and prosperity agenda is incomplete without the committed engagement and active participation of the Diaspora. We are resolutely committed to implementing the policies and programmes necessary to facilitate increased levels of inclusiveness and involvement to make Jamaica -Diaspora investments, business and philanthropic activities seamless and successful,” the Prime Minister stated.She was delivering the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the 5th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference on Sunday, June 16, at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay, St. James.The four-day conference, which ends on Wednesday, June 19, is being held under the theme: ‘A Nation on a Mission: Jamaica-Diaspora Partnership for Development,’ and will, among other things, highlight investment and business opportunities in the country.“I encourage you to use the next three days here in Jamaica to enquire into the opportunities to invest and trade and do business with the country, no matter how small,” Mrs. Simpson Miller urged the conference delegates.[RELATED: Diaspora Marketplace to Facilitate Business Interactions]She thanked the overseas nationals for their invaluable contributions to the health and education sectors, and other continued benevolent gestures to the country.Citing the success of other Diaspora movements, the Prime Minister said she is convinced that there are solutions in increasing engagement with overseas nationals.“The Jamaican Diaspora will allow us to present to the world, a smarter, stronger, and more diverse workforce to attract investments to Jamaica, and to access and distribute our exports into global markets and to deepen the linkages and benefits to the domestic economy,” she stated, noting that they can also “partner with us to solve some of the social issues.”Contact: Garfield L. Anguslast_img read more

Ohio State backup quarterback battle Cardale Jones with early edge on JT

Then-redshirt-freshman Cardale Jones (12) rushes the ball during a game against Florida A&M Sept. 21 at Ohio Stadiun. OSU won, 76-0.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe starting quarterback position at Ohio State is set in stone.Senior Braxton Miller ­— and his two, back-to-back Chicago Tribune Silver Footballs for Big Ten Most Valuable Player honors — has that spot locked up.But with fan favorite and coach-on-the-field Kenny Guiton out of eligibility and looking to get a shot in the NFL, the player who will fill the backup slot behind Miller is a glaring question mark during spring practice.OSU coach Urban Meyer said last week the competition has picked up between redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones and redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett, but said Jones has the early edge and has been running with the first team offense while Miller rehabs from shoulder surgery.Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman echoed that sentiment Tuesday after practice.“Cardale’s done a great job,” Herman said. “He’s playing like a quarterback at Ohio State should, but through the nine practices, we just need for those guys to play to their strengths.”Barrett and Jones carry entirely different body types — Barrett is just 6 feet 1 inches tall and is listed at 225 pounds, while Jones towers above the other quarterbacks on roster at 6 feet 5 inches and is a solid 250 pounds. Jones’ strong arm is his identity, while Barrett is more a finesse player who focuses on getting the ball to his receivers on time. Getting each player to understand that, Herman said, is half the battle.“I tell those two guys a lot of the time, ‘Just be you.’ Their strengths are so different,” Herman said. “I tell J.T., you get paid — and he gets paid a scholarship, that’s what I’m talking about — to make great decisions, to get the ball out of your hands and be accurate. You’re not going to grow (physically) … Cardale is 6 foot 5 and 250 pounds and can throw it through that wall.”The only quarterback on the roster with game experience other than Miller is Jones, who played in three games of mop-up duty last season after the outcome of those games had already been decided in favor of the Buckeyes.Barrett redshirted last season while recovering from a torn ACL and meniscus that ended his senior season at Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas.The opportunity to further develop each player with Miller out is both a good and bad thing, Herman said. The good: each young guy gets an opportunity to get snaps with the first team offense. The bad: Miller is missing out on vital practice time in his own progression as a player.“Is it frustrating? Yes,” Herman said of not being able to fully work with Miller. “But I think if you dwell on what you can’t do with him, you forget or maybe you don’t do justice to the things that we’re trying to do with him.”Among those things are having a camera on his hat as Miller watches plays unfold in practice, and reviewing them with Herman and Meyer at the end of the day to learn more about what the defensive unit is doing.“Braxton stands behind (the other quarterbacks) and gets all the mental reps like Kenny Guiton used to last year,” Meyer said after practice March 18.That’s as important a step as any, Herman said.“Right now I can tell in the meetings he’s more engaged,” Herman said of Miller. “And I’ll say this again. Braxton, in my opinion, has always been very football smart. You don’t get to do the things you do on a football field without understanding what’s going on.”But with how injury-prone OSU’s starter was last year — Miller sprained his MCL early in OSU’s 42-7 win against San Diego State Sept. 7 and missed the next two games, and also missed time in the team’s Orange Bowl loss to Clemson — having a solid backup like Guiton is vital.While Jones has impressed enough to earn the majority of the first-team reps, he was inaccurate Saturday in the first team scrimmage of the spring — one the defense won.“It was a ‘This is my first scrimmage on a winner-loser day, running as quarterback with the first offense at the Ohio State University and I’m nervous as hell,’” Herman said on Jones’ performance. “And it showed.”But a day like that is all part of the maturation process, Herman said, and isn’t symbolic of what either man has done so far in spring practice.“What they showed on Saturday was not indicative of the previous four practices or (Tuesday’s) practice,” Herman said. “Everything about spring ball is a learning experience. And these guys are doing that each and every rep they take.”The Buckeyes are set to take on Navy in their first game of the season Aug. 30 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

Football JT Barrett eclipses Drew Brees sets Big Ten record for career

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett throws a pass in the first quarter against Penn State on Oct. 28. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorWell, add one more to the list. Redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett set the Big Ten record for career touchdown passes in the second quarter against Penn State Saturday, eclipsing former Purdue Boilermaker and future NFL Hall of Famer Drew Brees. Barrett’s 14-yard connection with wide receiver Terry McLaurin was his 91st career touchdown pass. The score cut into Penn State’s lead, making it 21-10, with 9:32 remaining in the second quarter. Barrett already set the record for career touchdowns responsible for among Big Ten quarterbacks earlier this season, also passing Brees. As a freshmen, he set the Big Ten single-season record for touchdowns, with 45.He now owns 29 school or Big Ten records. read more