India trounce Bangladesh for Asia Cup title

first_imgDHAKA (AP):OPENER Shikhar Dhawan hit a career-best 60 as India won the Asia Cup for the sixth time after beating Bangladesh by eight wickets yesterday.The home side was put into bat and posted 120-5 in a rain-hit game that was reduced from 20 to 15 overs after a two-hour delay.World T20 host India won with seven balls to spare, reaching 122-2 as skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni smashed a towering midwicket six.Dhawan and Virat Kohli combined for a 94-run partnership for the second wicket after India was reduced to 5-1.Kohli was unbeaten on 41, while Dhoni was on 20.”The top order played sensibly and made it easy for us,” Dhoni said.”It’s looking very good now, we are on track for the World T20. It’s the beauty of the side that everyone is taking responsibility to finishing the game.”Bangladesh’s fast-bowlers Taskin Ahmed (1-14) and Al-Amin Hossain (1-30) shared the wickets.To the delight of the home crowd, Al-Amin broke through in just the second over when he swung one nicely to get the edge of Rohit Sharma (1) who was caught by Soumya Sarkar at first slip.Dhawan and Kohli spent some uncomfortable moments at the crease against the pace of Al-Amin and Taskin. They took their frustration out on Abu Haider, who was playing his first match. Haider conceded 14 runs in his first over and the quick didn’t bowl further in the match.Both Dhawan and Kohli also found Shakib Al Hasan’s left-arm spin to their liking as they kept India in the hunt.Dhoni hurried the victory for India with 20 off six balls including one four and two sixes.”We are disappointed, no doubt. They played really well and we couldn’t keep the pressure,” Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza said.”We have exciting batsmen and bowlers, hopefully this team will carry on from here.”last_img read more

Tomas Hertl explains game-winning shot: “If you don’t try, you never know”

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceLAS VEGAS — Tomas Hertl figured he’d take a chance.Skating through the neutral zone after taking a pass from Marc-Edouard Vlasic while the Sharks were killing a penalty in the second overtime, Hertl carried the puck over the blue line, dusted it off and beat goalie Marc-Andre Fleury with a wrist shot on the short side from the top of the circle.“When I first get (the puck), I was already a little bit tired. I was …last_img

SA urged to protect environment

first_img7 September 2012 As the country marks Arbor Week, the government has called on South Africans to help conserve their environment by planting more trees. Speaking at the People and Parks Conference in the Free State on Thursday, Deputy Environmental Affairs Minister Rejoice Mabudfhasi said efforts to improve natural resource management in the country’s protected areas should also contribute to sustainable growth and poverty reduction. “We need to enhance the capacity of the poor to manage their own and shared resources by strengthening local management arrangements and by supporting women’s key roles in managing natural resources,” Mabudafhasi said. Civil society, in particular poor and marginalized groups, needed to be empowered to influence environmental management policy and planning processes at all levels, by expanding public access to information, decision making and justice. Partnerships with the private sector and cross-sectoral cooperation should also be encouraged to conserve the environment, said Mabudafhasi. “I believe we need to fully take advantage of the progressive policies and laws that we have … We need to also build formal and smart partnerships between public services, donors, private sector, business, civil society and local communities.” She said these partnerships should be based on measurable results of fighting environmental degradation and poverty. There was a need for communities to build their own capacities to partner with the private sector through local-based enterprise development based on the sustainable use of biodiversity, such as community-based eco-tourism or sustainable harvesting of natural products. More than R497 000 has been made available by the government for to implement the People and Parks projects in seven provinces, an initiative that had created over 4 800 employment opportunities Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

The Creative Motivation Behind Deep vs. Shallow Depth of Field

first_imgThis breakdown covers a range of creative motivations behind these two aperture settings, as well as the pros and cons of using each category.Determining the right aperture for a shot is just as important as choosing the right lens. Altering your aperture changes not only the depth of field (a.k.a. the blurry background), but it also controls the emotional tone of a shot. A higher F-stop is more fitting for wide vistas, while a lower one can create a feeling of isolation.In the following breakdown, I’ve narrowed the examples into two separate categories — shallow depth of field (F0.95 – F3.5) and deep depth of field (F4 – F16). Shallow Shots (F0.95 – F3.5)Let’s begin with a shallow depth of field (also known as a narrow depth of field). This low aperture control creates the feeling of isolation between the subject you’re capturing and the world around them because the background is blurrier. The lower the number, the more your primary subject stands out from their surroundings. Using a shallow depth of field enhances the visual style, and it creates a beautiful backdrop.Cons?Despite its dreamy quality, dialing your aperture any higher than an F2.8 creates the ongoing problem of keeping things in focus. Nailing that crisp shot can become tricky since the range of attention is so narrow.Getting Dynamic with Deep Shots (F4 – F16)I’ll openly admit that I’m a sucker for shallow depth of field shots. They’re creamy, dreamy, and, well . . . just super cinematic. That being said, there are some significant perks to filming with a higher aperture setting. First off, everything is in focus. You won’t struggle to get that razor-sharp image at an F16, because there’s no depth. This is helpful if you’re using manual focus, or shooting in nature and trying to capture a massive landscape with all its beautiful details.Cons?The most obvious con for deep depth is that there’s no depth. There’s nothing to separate your subject from the background. This can make character-driven shots look ugly, due to the distraction of the background. Another pitfall comes from your dirty sensor. That’s right! Capturing anything with an F-stop higher than an F4 brings out all the nasty specs on your sensor. Since there’s no depth of field, any piece of dust resting on your sensor or lens becomes much more present in the final frame.Interested in the tracks we used to create this video?“Blue Blood” by Aulx Studio“Success Story” by Vincent ToneLooking for more on cinematography? Check these out.Choosing Aspect Ratio: A Guide to Everything You Need to KnowWhy Filmmakers and Photographers Prefer to Use Soft LightCapturing the Cinematic Moment: Creative Uses for a Color MeterWhere to Find Vintage Lenses (and Tips on How to Use Them)4 Older Cinema Cameras That Hold Up to Today’s Standardslast_img read more

NBA launches official online store in PH

first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR NBAStore.com.ph went live last May 19.This comes nearly 3 years after the first NBA store in the Philippines, the largest outside the United States, opened.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“NBAStore.com.ph gives us an exciting new platform to engage our fans and provides them with another touchpoint to our players and teams,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson. Adjusting to the Filipinos’ purchasing habits, NBAStore.com.ph offers cash-on-delivery on top of the credit card, online banking and over-the-counter bank deposit options. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games This venture is the league’s 14th international online store with a third of the league’s merchandise sales coming from outside the US. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Authentic NBA gear is now just a click away for Filipino fans.The league has launched its first official online NBA store in the country where items ranging from jerseys and shirts to collectibles from all 30 teams are available for shipping right at one’s doorstep.ADVERTISEMENT Rhodes lifts San Miguel to top 2 seed Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV MOST READ LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds View commentslast_img read more

Guv hails Chanu for winning gold at World Weightlifting

first_imgImphal, Nov 30 (PTI) Governor of Manipur Najma Heptulla today hailed Saikhom Mirabai Chanus gold-medal winning effort at the Weightlifting World Championship in Anaheim, USA.Congratulating Mirabai, the Manipur governor said the achievement indeed shows than the state which has a population of less than three million shows the tiny landlocked state is the powerhouse of sports in the country.”With better training and exposure, sportspersons of her state can perform more,” Heptulla told PTI over phone.Chanu lifted 85 kg in snatch and 109 kg in clean and jerk to total an impressive 194 kg in the womens 48 kg, in the process setting a new national record and becoming the first Indian in over two decades to claim gold in the tournament. PTI COR SBNlast_img

One for the boys Disney to open Cars Land

first_img<a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/25a3a/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: D.M Disney California Adventure park is set to become an even bigger playground for kids and adults alike with the opening of Cars Land in 2012, as part of a US$1.4 billion expansion plan.The all-new 12 acre addition to the park will involve recreating the entire town of Radiator Springs, inspired by the Disney Pixar film “Cars”.  Three family rides showcasing some of the most popular characters and scenes from the movie, including Radiator Springs Racers, a high-speed adventure through the town, will be one of the most elaborate attractions ever created for a Disney park.Currently being built, the additional landscaping, new restaurants and retail shops is expected to draw bigger crowds to Disney California Adventure, increasing the value of admission and Park-Hopper tickets in conjunction with Disneyland.“We always listen to our guests, and the number one recurring message is that they love Disney California Adventure park,” President, Disneyland Resort, George Kalogridis told e-Travel Blackboard.“Six of the seven most popular attractions and experiences are at the park, but they wanted more Disney and they wanted to be immersed in it.”Other expansion plans for Disney California Adventure include the first-ever ride based on Disney’s The Little Mermaid.  “The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure” will transport ‘guests under the sea’ to experience scenes and songs from the movie.“The investments we are making now are the largest which shows our confidence in the brand and the travel industry,” Disney Destinations Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Travel Operations, Randy Garfield said.“We are investing in the future.”last_img read more

July 19 2005 This continues the report from 7

first_imgJuly 19, 2005 This continues the report from 7/15. The top of the stairs is reached by a side scaffold. Heavy buckets filled with concrete are passed from hand to hand to be poured into the higher stairs … [Photo: David DeGomez & text: sa] … and into the form for a landing at the top of the stairs. [Photo: David DeGomez & text: sa] This landing leads to the roof level of Unit 6 of the East Crescent complex. Report will continue when the forms are removed. The concrete has to set for 28 days to gain full strength. [Photo: David DeGomez & text: sa]last_img