Premiere Pro CS Next: Lumetri Looks Applied as Presets

first_imgA new feature in the upcoming version of Premiere Pro will allow you to quickly add color grading to your video editing projects. There’s a new feature in the upcoming version of Premiere Pro (currently called Premiere Pro “CS Next”) that seems simple but may well lead to a whole range of new look presets being available to users in the near future! This feature is the ability to apply Lumetri Looks directly to your clips or to adjustment layers in Premiere Pro – a quicker way to color grade your footage in Premiere.On the face of it, this is a simple feature, in that all you need to do is find the Lumetri Looks preset folder in the Premiere Pro Effects Panel, browse the various looks inside the categories and apply the relevant look to either a clip or to an adjustment layer.But after further inspection, I think that this Premiere Pro color grading feature offers a lot of future potential for video editors and third party developers.  It  will allow us to create, share, buy and use a very wide range of looks created from color grading applications, such as SpeedGrade, very quickly! I suspect that already some people will be at work creating presets to sell as soon as the new version of Premiere Pro is released – and for good reason.  You will be able to get and try so many different looks quickly and easily…great for the creative profssional on a tight timeline!Lumetri Looks in the Effects PanelFirst, I should start by saying that this feature is not really for animated color grades but for applying a fixed grade to an asset. If you need animated grades you will probably want to do that in SpeedGrade or something similar. However, if you have an asset that only requires a fixed color grade in Premiere Pro then this is for you!Let’s run through the process. While in SpeedGrade, I found a clip that I wanted to apply a color grade to.  Then, in Premiere Pro CS Next I chose just a small fraction fo the total clip by using In and Out points in the timeline.Small Selection to be Exported to SpeedGradeThen with the timeline selected I went to the File menu and chose > Send to SpeedGrade.File – Send to SpeedGrade OptionIt took a very short time to export the short selection. I chose a short select because the clip doesn’t change much over its length so a grade on a short selection is just as good as a grade on the whole selection.Then I did a simple color grade in Adobe SpeedGrade.Clip Before Grade in SpeedGradeClip After Grade in SpeedGradeNext I moved to the ‘Look’ Tab in SpeedGrade and saved the ‘Look’ preset in a place I could easily find!Look Tab In SpeedGrade to Save the Look PresetThen I went back to Premiere Pro CS Next as I didn’t need to do any additional color grading in SpeedGrade.In Premiere Pro CS Next I found the clip on the timeline and applied ANY Lumetri Look to the clip and went to the ‘Effect Control’ panel.A Lumetri Look Applied to the Clip – Note the Set-up BoxThis set-up box is simply a link to your finder or file explorer and gives you the ability to navigate to any Look you have created in SpeedGrade and saved on your system.Navigate to Your LOOKSimply navigate to your color grading LOOK and it will be applied to that clip – it’s as simple as that! Currently, the Lumetri effect name in the Effect Controls panel won’t update (which is a real shame) but even so it will be your look that is applied, replacing the default look you dropped on the clip from the Effects panel.My Look in Premiere Pro CS_NextSo, I didn’t need to export my project from SpeedGrade but was able to apply my grade as a ‘Look’ file directly inside Premiere Pro.  For quick application of color grades in Premiere Pro this is a BIG feature. I look forward to seeing how this Premiere Pro feature gets used by you and all the excellent presets soon to flood the market!last_img read more

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Ebondo carries CEU past Batangas to 1st win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. But that was their last hurrah, as Ebondo imposed his will for the Scorpions down the stretch.Ablaza led Batangas with 16 points, six rebounds, and three assists, while Saitanan got 12 markers and two boards.Unfortunately, those efforts weren’t enough as the Batangueños suffered their first loss in three games.The Scores:CEU 72 – Ebondo 26, Uri 10, Wamar 9, Aquino 8, Intic 6, Casiño 4, Jeruta 3, Arim 2, Cruz 2, Manlangit 2, Guinitaran 0.ADVERTISEMENT “I can’t say anything about Rodrigue. He was all-out for us,” said coach Yong Garcia, who chalked up his first victory in the developmental ranks.Ebondo was stellar in the duel as he pulled CEU to the shore with his 26 points, 22 rebounds, and six blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutChristian Uri added 10 markers, Orlan Wamar contributed nine points and five boards, and Art Aquino tallied eight markers and five rebounds for the Scorpions.CEU lost hold of its eight-point lead, 58-50, early in the payoff period, as Cedrick Ablaza and Jessie Saitanan helped the Batangueños to even grab a 70-68 lead with 1:11 to play. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Rod Ebondo. PBA IMAGESRod Ebondo drilled the go-ahead putback and secured the game-saving block in the waning seconds as he towed Centro Escolar University to a thrilling 72-70 victory over Batangas for a breakthrough win in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Congolese big man atoned for his forced drive and scored on the second try to give his side a slim 71-70 lead with 18.1 seconds left before towering over Joseph Sedurifa and swatting his potential game-winning floater as the Scorpions notched their first win in three tries.ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Curry to pass on White House celebration visitcenter_img WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 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 BATANGAS 70 – Ablaza 16, Saitanan 12, Sedurifa 9, Bautista 8, De Joya 8, Dela Peña 7, Isit 4, Laude 4, Ragasa 2, Anderson 0, Mag-isa 0, Mendoza 0.Quarters: 23-13, 37-33, 56-50, 72-70.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Baku F1 circuit makes changes to kerbs and pitlane

first_imgTrack workers laboured through the night to make changes to the Baku street circuit, which hosts Azerbaijan’s first Formula One race on Sunday, after problems with kerb plates lifting in practice.Race director Charlie Whiting told Reuters on Saturday that the white lines marking the pit lane entry and exit had also been repainted to improve safety.”Just the lines, that’s all, to keep the drivers slightly further left so that there’s no misunderstanding if two cars are following and the front one wants to come in,” he said of the entry.”The idea is that it should be slightly clearer to the driver behind that the car is coming in to the pits.”Some drivers had expressed concern about the pit lane approach, which enters a chicane after leaving the long main straight and then continues before reaching the point where the speed limiter comes into force.Whiting said there had been no change in the point at which drivers had to slow.The kerb plates, which are bolted to concrete inserts into the asphalt, were removed at turns six and 12 and replaced by painted areas that looked like kerbs.”We decided to do that rather than try and monitor the kerbs,” said Whiting, who said the fixings were the same type that Formula One had used without problem in Mexico and Singapore.”It’s a little surprising to see that they are coming up here,” he said. “There’s clearly something different. We’ve still got them in a couple of other corners which we don’t anticipate any problems with.”advertisementThe pit exit had been made “a little easier because it was a bit tight at the corner,” he added.Speaking after a briefing for marshals, Whiting said they had been asked to ensure their zones behind the catch fences were clear of litter to help prevent it being blown onto the circuit.The Baku circuit, which winds around the walls of the medieval town before a 2km straight following the Caspian seafront, has brought in 160 marshals from Bahrain to mentor locals and take up the key positions.”They are doing a really good job, very pleased with how things are going,” said Whiting.last_img read more

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Russian police waive off bomb threats in World Cup city Rostov-on-Don

first_imgRussian police has given all clear after checking for the various bomb threats they got relating to venues in Rostov-on-Don on Tuesday.In the World Cup city of Rostov-on-Don, the Group D encounter between Iceland and Croatia was played on Tuesday and the police received a statement on Wednesday that they had received bomb threats.The press service of the Rostov region said in a statement on Wednesday that the Russian police had received bomb threats, causing bars and restaurant to be evacuated across Rostov-on-Don.However, there was nothing substantial found.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”On June 26, police received a series of phone calls about explosives planted at locations in Rostov-on-Don,” local police said in a statement.”Police forces made all the necessary checks and no dangerous objects were found,” the statement said. “Currently, all the venues are operating normally.”WORLD CUP 2018 – FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEIncreasingly isolated on the global stage, Russia is keen to use the World Cup to project an image of stability and strength. Authorities have vowed to host a safe event and any security incidents involving fans could jeopardise Moscow’s efforts.Also read – Bjarnason applauded for ‘Viking’ spirit as Iceland exit World Cup 2018A policeman at the Topos Congress-Hotel in Rostov-on-Don, which was evacuated at around 2000 GMT on Tuesday, said 16 venues had been evacuated across the city as part of a drill.On the other side of the city, a manager at the Luciano Italian restaurant said staff had been told to evacuate the building for around two hours after receiving a bomb threat.advertisement”There was a phone call, an anonymous phone call, they said there was a bomb in the building,” said the manager, who declined to give their name because they were not authorised to speak to the media.Also read – World Cup 2018: Brazilian journalist yells at man who tried to kiss herA spokesman for soccer’s world governing body FIFA was not immediately available for comment.The Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, some 955 km (593 miles) south of Moscow, has so far hosted four matches in the World Cup, including Croatia’s 2-1 win over Iceland earlier on Tuesday. The next scheduled match at the venue is on Monday.The city is just a short distance from Russia’s border with eastern Ukraine, where rebels backed by Moscow have been fighting Ukrainian troops since 2014, and its close proximity to the conflict had caused security concerns ahead of the tournament.Also read – World Cup 2018: Blend of Russian culture and western delicacies for dinersThe Topos Congress-Hotel is listed as an official World Cup hotel by FIFA, but none of the competing teams are staying there, according to official documents.Police at the scene said the hotel had been evacuated due to a bomb threat and sniffer dogs were seen entering the building, a Reuters witness said.Security services were seen questioning people on the street outside the hotel, next to emergency vehicles and a crowd of around 60 evacuated guests who had not yet been allowed back into the building.Russia was subject to a wave of hoax bomb threats last summer, causing disruption at businesses and public buildings in towns and cities across the country.The Russian Federal Security Service said in October it had identified four Russian citizens behind the hoax campaign, who were living abroad and using internet phone services to call in the threats anonymously.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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a month agoChelsea striker Abraham: Great doing this with your mates

first_imgChelsea striker Abraham: Great doing this with your matesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham is delighted to be playing with his academy teammates in the first-team.Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori joined Abraham on the scoresheet in Saturday’s 5-2 win over Wolves.”It’s great doing it with your mates,” said Abraham. “We have scored 11 goals and they have all been from academy English players.”We are all delighted. The manager believes in us. We just have to keep taking our chances.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoLippi: Sarri can’t complain about what he has at Juventus

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lippi: Sarri can’t complain about what he has at Juventusby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Juventus coach Marcello Lippi says Maurizio Sarri cannot complain about what he’s found in Turin.Sarri, after recovering from a bout of pneumonia, was in the Juve dugout for the first time in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Fiorentina.Lippi commented: “I don’t see anything in particular with the environment. Maybe he didn’t expect to find such a large squad. “He had a very tight squad at Napoli. But he doesn’t have big problems. I think there is mutual trust. “It takes time and he’ll need some months to change the working method and mentality, but everyone wants to change. Fiorentina played an excellent game against Juventus, so the Bianconeri went under a little in difficulty.” last_img read more

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Hospitals Upgraded at a Cost of $375 Million

first_imgInfrastructural improvements were carried out on several hospitals across the country during the year, at a cost of more than $375 million, Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has informed.These include St. Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, in St. Ann; Annotto Bay Hospital, St. Mary; Princess Margaret Hospital, St. Thomas; Black River Hospital, St. Elizabeth; Mandeville Regional Hospital, Manchester; Bustamante Hospital for Children and Bellevue Hospital, Kingston; Cornwall Regional Hospital, St. James, and Savanna-la-mar Hospital, Westmoreland.Making the disclosure during his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, June 25, Dr. Ferguson said these upgrades formed part of the Ministry’s Operational Plan for 2013-2014.He noted that the Ministry has made progress in achieving the indicated health goals of the plan, including improving health services to Jamaicans and upgrading the physical infrastructure of the public health sector.In the meantime, Dr. Ferguson expressed his gratitude to the National Health Fund, the Government of Japan, China Harbour Engineering Company, the RJR Group and others who supported the reconstruction of the Annotto Bay Hospital after hurricane Sandy.“We are moving Annotto Bay Hospital along the path to becoming a Type B facility,” the Minister said.He also thanked Digicel, Sagicor and Chain of Hope for their partnership in making the construction of the Cardiac Wing at the Bustamante Hospital for Children possible. Ground was broken in February for construction to begin on the $140 million facility.“This will make the hospital the only one in the English speaking Caribbean with a specialist cardiac facility for children,” the Minister said.Turning to the Primary Health Care Infrastructure Improvement Project, Dr. Ferguson informed that work was completed on 20 health centres at a cost of $54.8 million this year.“We have so far renovated over 100 health centres under this programme. I want to thank the member for South East Clarendon, Rudyard Spencer (former Health Minister), for starting this process and assure him that I have made it better and will continue to make it better,” he said.Contact: Alecia Smith-Edwardslast_img read more

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Two More NCL Ships Scrubbing SOx Emissions

first_imgzoom Miami-based cruise company Norwegian Cruise Line has completed the retrofitting of a new exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) on two of its ships, Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Jade.The new systems are aimed at significantly reducing air emissions and, subsequently, the ships’ environmental footprints, in conjunction with the line’s Sail & Sustain environmental program.The ships’ new lightweight in-line scrubbers are a hybrid technology developed by Yara Marine Technologies that are able to operate in open loop, closed loop and closed loop with bleed off mode. In each ship, five scrubbers were installed, one per engine, covering the whole propulsion system.Collectively, they are capable of reducing the emission of sulfur to air up to 99 percent and also reduce 85 percent particulate emission to the air. Norwegian Jade and Norwegian Sun’s new technology will reduce the equivalent of around 3,000 tons of sulfur oxide (SOx) gas in the years to come, NCL informed.The new system works by “scrubbing away” the sulfur oxide and particulate matter before the emissions leave the stack to decrease the amount that is released into the air, resulting in a clean white plume of steam.In 2014, Norwegian Cruise Line revealed its plans to retrofit six vessels with the techonology, and has now exceeded its initial aim with eight ships in total as Norwegian Jade and Norwegian Sun join Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Joy and Pride of America and the line’s newest ship sailing in June 2018, Norwegian Bliss.Norwegian led the industry by being the first cruise line to install scrubbers with a state-of-the-art water membranes filtration unit in 2016. This water cleaning system uses Ultrafiltration technology to clean the recirculated water during the closed loop operation down to clear water. The by-product is collected and removed in drums.NCL said that it is on track to meet its MARPOL Annex VI compliance goal of reducing its global sulfur cap from 3.5 percent to 0.5 percent by 2020.last_img read more

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Trudeau says peoplekind remark was a bad attempt at humour he regrets

first_imgOTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says an off-the-cuff remark he made during a town hall meeting about making the word mankind more inclusive was an attempt at humour that backfired — a joke that he now appears to regret.In an exchange between Trudeau and a woman asking about religious charities at the Edmonton event, Trudeau interjected when she used the word mankind, telling her he preferred to say peoplekind.The remark caught the attention of media outlets outside Canada, including one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s favourite TV shows, “Fox and Friends,” which ridiculed Trudeau for the comment during a broadcast Tuesday.Prominent British TV broadcaster Piers Morgan and Australian columnist Rita Panahi were also critical of Trudeau for being too politically correct.The Opposition Conservatives also got in a few jabs, with deputy Tory leader Lisa Raitt urging the prime minister to “person up” during a testy exchange in the House of Commons.On his way into a Liberal caucus meeting today, Trudeau admitted his track record at telling jokes was a bad one, and his peoplekind comment only made it worse.“I made a dumb joke a few days ago that seems to have gone a little viral in the room on the ‘peoplekind’ comment,” Trudeau said without being prompted by reporters.“It played well in the room and in context. Out of context, it doesn’t play so well,” he added.“It’s a little reminder to me that I shouldn’t be making jokes even when I think they’re funny.”The unwanted attention over the remark comes as the prime minister heads to the U.S. today in hopes of selling Canada’s virtues stateside.He begins his trip in Chicago, where he’s expected to promote the benefits of progressive trade in front of university students.Trudeau was at the top of the list of speakers requested by students at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.last_img read more

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Hope for Children Brings Out The Stars

first_imgSamsung’s annual Hope for Children Gala is set for June, 4, 2012, in New York City, and boasts a guest list including Jennifer Hudson, First Lady Laura Bush, John Legend and many more.The annual philanthropic fundraiser raises funds for several high profile charitable organizations, including the Boomer Esiason Foundation and foundations headed by Arnold Palmer, Dan Marino, Jimmie Johnson and Jennifer Lopez.Earlier this month, ’What’s Trending’ announced a unique partnership with the Samsung Hope for Children Gala to support and host the official live streamed Red Carpet show on June 4 from the American Museum of Natural History in New York.Through Hope for Children, Samsung works with its partners and charitable organizations headed or chosen by well-known public figures to promote their respective organizations’ objectives in the areas of children’s health, education and sustainability.This year’s guest list also includes Boomer Esiason, Eli Manning, Drew Brees, Joe Torre, Jason Taylor, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Kevin & Danielle Jonas. Past celebrity attendance has included Demi Moore, Jason Mraz and more.For more information visit www.fourseasonsofhope.com.Samsung Hope for Children was developed with a strategic focus on programs dedicated to helping children share the wonder of life, learning and our planet. This effort was designed to emphasize Samsung’s long-standing commitment of raising national awareness and funds for deserving foundations, hospitals and schools that make a noticeable difference in communities.Copyright ©2012Look to the Starslast_img read more

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JVP meets SLMC and discusses SAITM medical degrees

He said that students obtaining degrees from SAITM cannot be registered by the SLMC as doctors.Anura Kumara Dissanayake said the JVP requested the SLMC to ensure SAITM students are not registered as doctors owing to outside pressure. He said that allowing SAITM to operate goes against the free education policy of the Government. (Colombo Gazette) The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today had discussions with the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) on the medical degrees offered by the SAITM university.JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that SAITM medical degrees cannot be accepted in Sri Lanka. read more

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Free smoke alarms for Fire Prevention Week

Tomorrow marks the start of Fire Prevention Week.So far this year, there have been 185 structure fires in Hamilton, and many of the buildings did not have working smoke alarms.Today, volunteers accompanied by Hamilton firefighters went door-to-door offering residents in one neighbourhood free installations and replacements.It’s not an uncommon sight in Hamilton’s Keith neighbourhood, fires that may have been preventable.“In Hamilton, probably about 55% of homes we find don’t have working smoke alarms,” says John Verbeek, Assistant Chief Fire Prevention Officer.So today, the the Hamilton fire department together with volunteers with the Keith Neighbourhood Installation Team, also known as “KNIT”, and some high school students, went house to house installing alarms for residents free of charge.In Ontario it is law to have working fire alarms.“Your smoke alarms have to be installed on every floor level of your home and outside of all the sleeping areas of your home. It is extremely important in your home because people don’t realize how quickly a fire can spread. A fire can grow from a small fire to something that can engulf a room within a couple of minutes,” says Verbeek.For those who already have a smoke alarm installed, maintenance is also very important. It’s advised that you test your smoke alarms once a month, replace the batteries at least once a year, and replace the smoke alarm itself every ten years.It’s also important that everyone in your home knows exactly what to do when the smoke alarm goes off.For all the volunteers and firefighters out in the neighbourhood today, it was about one thing: simply improving safety. 00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 read more

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Caledonia fire under investigation

OPP, Haldimand County Fire Services and Haldimand County paramedics responded to a fire at about 1 a.m. Monday that caused damage to a business at a Highway 6, Caledonia.Haldimand County Fire Services extinguished the fire that was contained to the front area of the structure and confirmed there were no occupants inside. The cause of the fire at this time has not been determined and it remains under investigation.OPP continue to investigate is asking anyone who may have noticed any suspicious persons or vehicles, or who may have any information regarding this incident to contact them at 1-888-310-1122. read more

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Israel did not use depleted uranium during conflict with Hizbollah UN agency

Reporting on the findings of a UNEP assessment carried out for three weeks in October, Achim Steiner said samples taken from 32 sites south and north of the Litani river found “no evidence of penetrators or metal made of DU or other radioactive material.”He further stated that “no DU shrapnel, or other radioactive residue, was found. The analysis of all smear samples taken shows no DU, nor enriched uranium nor higher than natural uranium content in the samples.”During the fieldwork, the UNEP did confirm the use of “white phosphorous-containing artillery and mortar ammunition by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF),” Mr. Steiner added.Mr. Steiner said his agency echoed earlier findings which recognized “the huge number of cluster bombs with a low detonation rate dropped by the IDF over the last days before the ceasefire as the main remaining problem to return to normal life in the affected regions.”The experts covered the following disciplines; asbestos; contaminated land; coastal and marine issues; solid and hazardous waste management; surface and ground water; weapons and munitions. “From these respective disciplines a wide range of samples were transported to three independent and recognized laboratories in Europe for tests,” the UNEP chief explained. read more

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Urban Meyers comfort level improving along with offensive line pass defense needs

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer made his weekly appearance on the Big Ten teleconference Tuesday afternoon and discussed the improved play of the offensive line, the emergence of sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott and his comfort level with the team thus far.The Buckeyes are 3-1 on the season following a 50-28 victory over the Cincinnati Bearcats Saturday night.        Meyer said after Saturday’s win over Cincinnati his offensive line has “crossed the barrier” and added he believes the offense has developed depth and more of an identity. He named redshirt-junior Chase Farris as someone who has improved and is earning playing time on the offensive line.        He said that with the return of senior tight end Jeff Heuerman from injury to go along with the improved line play that the Buckeyes have more of an offensive identity now.        Meyer said he believes the performance of Elliott is a product of better offensive line play.        Meyer said the running back position as a unit is the hardest working group on the team. He gave credit to running backs coach Stan Drayton and said Elliott is among the top two or three hardest workers on the team.        He said after evaluating the pass defense, he doesn’t think there is a lack of talent, rather a lack of execution. He said young corners in the secondary simply need to play better, singling out redshirt-freshmen Gareon Conley and Eli Apple as players who need to improve.        Meyer said his comfort level with his team is night and day from where it was week one against Navy.        He said the biggest challenge for the Buckeyes going into Saturday’s game against Maryland will be slowing down the Terrapin offensive skill players. Meyer added that Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown will greatly test OSU as he is the leading passer and rusher for Maryland.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday at noon at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md. read more

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Voldemort versus Darth Vader who would win

first_imgWith the latest chapter of the Harry Potter saga now in theaters, it is easy to forget that “long ago in galaxy far, far away” there was another Dark Lord, or rather a Dark “Sith Lord” that ruled others with evil powers.Sadly we will never know what would happen if these two forces faced off with one another. However, thanks to the good people at Smoosh.com, we can take a look at their evil existence and see which dark lord is the most vile and revered.As much as I enjoy Star Wars, Voldemort has my vote for the best baddie for killing “Robert Patterson” alone. But then, that is solely because I have never been a fan of the Twilight movies, nor the hype surrounding them.AdChoices广告Read more a Smoosh, via Geekologielast_img read more

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ArcSofts NightHawk brings realtime enhancements to mobile video

first_imgQualcomm’s Uplinq 2013 conference is a great place for Qualcomm and their partners to show off the things we’ll all see in our phones over the coming months. ArcSoft took to the stage yesterday to show off their new NightHawk software, and the positive effects it will have on your ability to take photos with your smartphone.You’ve probably never heard of ArcSoft. You won’t find an app with their impressive suite of image enhancing and photo manipulation tools in the Google Play Store anytime soon, but the chances are good that you’ve frequently used their software in other forms. ArcSoft licenses their technologies to smartphone manufacturers, who then build it into their camera apps as added features. Their latest set of features, which have been bundled into a package currently called NightHawk, places a premium on being able to enhance photos and video in real time.NightHawk includes software based blur and noise reduction, large edits that include the ability to remove people from a scene, and of course better low light control. Their demonstration reveals low light tools that capture a great deal more color and detail in the background as well as the foreground, without dramatically increasing the noise in the shot. The demo app included a special button in a camera app on the Samsung Galaxy S4 so the feature could be quickly disabled and enabled in order to show off what you were missing in the shot.ArcSoft was quick to remind everyone that these features were all possible because of their cooperation with Qualcomm, and to expect these features to be a part of future Snapdragon based phones.last_img read more

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Dolph Ziggler interviewed about his vacation from WWE working the Royal Rumble

first_img Two title matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks on September 15 Twitter Pinterest Dolph Ziggler WWEs Miz and Maryse Expecting Second Child Now Playing Up Next Chris Van Vliet passed this along.Van Vliet recently interviewed WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler about his vacation from WWE, his comedy show, how he wound up working the 2019 Royal Rumble, and more.When was he told he was going to be in this year’s Royal Rumble?“Oh my God. That’s a great story. Can I tell this story? When I talked to you, I was not booked for the Royal Rumble and I have no reason to lie to anybody or be like ‘Hey listen, I don’t know what the deal is’. I was just on hiatus and I got a call to be there. And if I wasn’t in town for a booking for a comedy show that night I would not have even been in Phoenix. I got a call the night before saying ‘Hey, you gotta get here.’”Was he booked for the Royal Rumble just to end his storyline with Drew McIntyre?“I’m not exactly sure but it did go into it more but I don’t know if that continues because I’m still just on vacation. I think it was more just I was in town and I’m one of their guys and it happened to work out so I got a double booking, double pay day, WWE and the comedy show.”Being in the Royal Rumble made him late for his own comedy show that night in Phoenix:“I was one of the last people in the ring that night and my comedy show three blocks away had to start an hour late because I was running over with sweat and my bags. I almost went in my gear but I was like I’m going to have to shower.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipDolph Ziggler Comments On His WWE StatusVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:35/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 22.40%0:03Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Sammy Guevara talks about his match against Cody on TNT, the Wednesday Night Wars Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dolph Ziggler Comments On His WWE Status WhatsApp Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Jacinda Ardern Vows To Never Say The Shooters Name WWE Announces Huge 4-Way Battles For SmackDown Live WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Facebook Dustin Rhodes on AEW against NXT: “I don’t consider us going to war with anybody” last_img read more

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Museums session explores storytelling through heirlooms

first_img“Telling your stories with family heirlooms” is the latest installment in the Clark County Historical Museum’s “Clark County Stories — How We Came to this Place” series.It’s set for 1 p.m. Sept. 15 at the museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver.The session will be led by Martin Middlewood, a longtime museum volunteer, researcher and editor who also has worked on a “write about objects” series sponsored by Write Around Portland and the Portland Art Museum. (See some of the results at www.objectstories.org.) Middlewood will lead a 90-minute workshop focused on personal storytelling and the power family heirlooms can have over us. The session will include brainstorming and short writing exercises.To register, call the museum at 360-993-5679 or email events@cchmuseum.org.last_img read more

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Leipzig director Door remains open for Lookman return

first_imgRB Leipzig director of football Paul Mitchell insists they would welcome back Ademola Lookman with open armsThe 21-year-old winger spent the latter part of last season on loan at Leipzig and impressed with by contributing towards nine goals in just 11 Bundesliga games.Leipzig had hoped to sign Lookman in the summer for a reported fee of £22m, but were turned down by the player’s parent club Everton.However, talk of Lookman making a return to the Red Bull Arena has started up again due to the youngster making just five appearances this season at Everton with four of them coming from the bench.Speaking of the England Under-21 international, Mitchell admits that Leipzig does still retain an interest in him.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It’s clear how much affection we have for Ademola and I think from the way he performed here, the environment we created for him and the platform we gave him, he also enjoyed his time here,” Mitchell told The Sun.“And with a situation like that, we would always be open to revisiting, but you never know. At this moment he is an Everton player and he’s working with some really good people there.“We know him and we will always keep a very close eye on his development because we see him as a Red Bull guy from his time here.“But at the moment we just have to hope that he continues his progression as a footballer and let’s see what the future brings.”last_img read more

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