Raptors 114, Warriors 110: Warriors’ can’t prevail in crunch time and overcome injuries

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.OAKLAND – This time, the Warriors ran out of bodies. This time, the Warriors could not overcome the obstacles.The Warriors fell short in a 114-110 loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, denying them a chance to extend their dynasty after winning three NBA championships in the previous four years.The Warriors played the last 15 minutes without Klay Thompson, who went out with a knee injury …last_img

Learn Color Matching and Retro-Cool Color Grading in Final Cut Pro X

first_imgDiscover the secrets of color matching and vintage color grading in Final Cut Pro X. Learn the technique with FREE stock footage and music from Shutterstock and PremiumBeat.Let’s take a look at the basics of color grading in Final Cut Pro X using the color board and matching shots with drastically different color. As you’ll see in the video below, it’s a fast and simple process.But don’t just watch the clip… fire up Final Cut Pro X and execute some vivid color-grading goodness! We’ve teamed up with Shutterstock to give you free assets so you can follow along.You can download the free footage, music, and assets from the Final Cut Pro X page here on PremiumBeat.Download Free Color Grading Assets How to Create a Retro Vintage Color GradeStep 1: Add Color Correction EffectOpen up the Effects Browser and Inspector. Add the Color Correction effect to your clip. In the Inspector, you can adjust the Global, Shadows, Midtones, and Highlights settings.Step Two: Adjust Exposure SettingsFor a retro vintage look, start by opening the Exposure settings and pulling down the Midtones. Then raise the Shadows a bit. Finally, lower the Highlights.Step 3: Adjust Color SettingsNext, open up the Color tab. You will want to cool your shadows by adding more blue. Simply drag the Shadows icon toward the blue in the color spectrum. Next you’ll want to warm up the highlights. Move the Highlights tab towards the yellows, oranges, and reds.Step 4: Adjust Saturation SettingsNext, boost the saturation in the Saturation tab. Adjust the Global settings to increase the saturation uniformly across the Shadows, Midtones, and Highlights.Step 5: Add Film GrainIn the Effects browser, add a Film Grain preset. In the Inspector, adjust the Film Grain Style to Realistic Grain.Step 6: Save and ApplyFinally, save your custom grade by pressing the Save Effects Preset tab. Now apply your new retro vintage grade to your other clips. Fine tune each clip separately to get a uniform look.Match ColorMatch Color is an awesome Final Cut Pro X color grading tool that instantly color grades a clip to match the color on another clip. You can quickly create a cohesive look by matching all of your shots using this technique.Select the clip you want to change. Under the Enhancements menu, select Match Color as seen above. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Option+Command+M. Next, scrub through the clip you want to match and click the layer. Final Cut Pro X will give you an instant color grading preview. If everything looks great, then click Apply Match.For more exclusive Final Cut Pro tutorials, be sure to check out the PremiumBeat FCPX page.last_img read more

Six schoolchildren killed in M.P. bus-van collision

first_imgSix school children and a driver were killed while 11 others were injured when a bus collided with a school van at Birsinghpur in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday, a police official said. Five children were among those injured and two of them are in a critical condition, police said. Police had earlier claimed that eight persons, including seven school children, were killed in the accident. “Six children- four boys and two girls- aged between 10 and 15-years, travelling in the school van and its driver were killed on the spot when they were on their way to school,” Satna district Superintendent of Police (SP) Santosh Singh Gaur said. The accident took place around 8.30 a.m., he said adding the school van was completely damaged in the collision. The deceased children were students of Lucky Convent School in Birsinghpur, about 40-km from the district headquarters, Mr. Gaur said. According to the officer, due to the impact of the collision, both the vehicles turned turtle. The bus was going to Chitrakoot from Rewa. The SP said that a magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the accident.last_img read more

Dal Khalsa to hold march against temple demolition

first_imgUpset over the demolition of the Guru Ravidas temple in Delhi’s Tughlakabad, Sikh radical outfit Dal Khalsa along with two other political parties have announced to hold a protest march in Jalandhar on September 3.The temple was demolished by the Delhi Development Authority on August 10 on the orders of the Supreme Court. ‘Reconstruct temple’“We would be holding the march to express solidarity with the Ravidasia community and to send a message to the Delhi government that nothing short of reconstruction of the temple would soothe the hurt sentiments of the aggrieved community,” said Kanwar Pal Singh, spokesperson of the Dal Khalsa on Sunday.Mr. Singh said the demolition of the temple was as painful to the Sikhs as it was to Ravidasia community. “Bhagat Ravidasji’s hymns are part of Guru Granth Sahib, hence both the communities have shared bonds. Moreover forceful demolition of any holy place, irrespective of religion, leaves followers in pain and stress,” he said.‘Mann to lead march’The spokesperson said the march will be led by Simranjit Singh Mann of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) and Harpal Singh Cheema of Dal Khalsa.“We will support Ravidasia community in their future action plan to build the temple in case the government fails to reconstruct the same at the original location,” he said.last_img read more

13 days agoRodri says workload hitting Man City campaign

first_imgRodri says workload hitting Man City campaignby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Rodri says their workload is hitting their campaign.Pep Guardiola is aiming to win his third league title in a row with the Blues, but City have made their worst start to a league campaign since he took charge of the club in 2016. Asked to explain their losses in the league, he told ESPN: “I won my first title as soon as I arrived [Community Shield], so that [start] was good.”I think people have to be aware that there is a lot happening: we have had a lot of players out, it is difficult because we play every three days in three competitions and we are playing with more or less the same players.”What’s done is done.”We have to realise that we are doing things wrong, and we have to fix it. We have to be calm: it’s the start of the season, we have recognised that we have had our problems, and we improve.”Also, in football there are many things you can’t control. We hope we can get important players [back from injury] and when they do, that will be good for the team.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: J.T. Barrett Participated In The Circle Drill With A Fan At Student Appreciation Day

first_imgJT Barrett Circle Drill.JT Barrett Circle DrillToday was Student Appreciation Day at Ohio State, and as you can imagine, the turnout at Buckeye spring practice was strong. Fans usually love seeing players participate in the “Circle Drill,” but don’t often end up getting involved themselves. Quarterbacks are always excluded from the action as well, so naturally today saw an OSU QB and a young fan face off in the circle.Lori Schmidt of Columbus’ 97.1 The Fan has the video of J.T. Barrett “defeating” a young woman in the Circle Drill. Surely this was a thrill for her to be face-to-face with one of the Buckeyes. Ohio State QB JT Barrett participates in circle drill at the team’s student appreciation day practice. pic.twitter.com/GD6rAxK89O— Lori Schmidt (@LoriSchmidt) April 2, 2016That will undoubtedly be the only time you see Barrett in the circle during his career in Columbus.last_img read more

Inaugural Bret Michaels Life Rocks Interactive Seminar

first_imgEntrepreneur, philanthropist and legendary singer Bret Michaels brings his unique sense of humor and view of life to his first ever Life Rocks seminar.It has been said that everyone has a story and sometimes all that is needed is a platform to let their inspirational story be heard. That platform is here as multi-platinum selling artist, global entrepreneur and philanthropist Bret Michaels launches his first ever Life Rocks Seminar at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida on September 24, 2014.This ground-breaking event will bring participants and Bret together an intimate setting where he will listen to stories from audience members, offer guidance and his views on life and share stories of his own in this interactive setting. Michaels who has been there, done that and managed to survive it all created the Life Rocks Seminar named after his Life Rocks Foundation, which supports causes such as diabetes, pediatric and adult forms of cancer, military/troop support and pet charities.Bret’s down to earth and often times comical approach to life’s issues will make this event both interesting and engaging bringing participants new and often times unique and interesting ways to approach difficult issues. Often times people feel like they have hit a brick wall with obstacles in their life, need inspiration or re-invigoration, have a person in their life diagnosed with diabetes looking for advice on managing or have a question or concern about a financial decision then this is the place to be.In a format similar to what was seen on his ‘Bret Michaels’ Lifeclass with Oprah Winfrey’, Michaels will be talking about real issues we all face and how he has overcome numerous obstacles and persevered. Whether it’s health, wealth, life, love or passion you want to talk about — come listen, talk and learn with Bret about how you can turn adversity into opportunity and your passions into profit.September 25th the singer will also perform at the Hard Rock Hotel when he helps the property kick off their annual “Pinktober” Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.Do not miss the opportunity to be part of this event. Tickets will be available starting at 10:00 a.m Eastern Friday August 8 at ticketmaster.com. Advance purchase is suggested as space is limited for this life-changing event which will surely be of epic proportions.last_img read more

After death of 8th child Ikea relaunches dresser recall in US and

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Ikea relaunched a recall of 29 million chests and dressers in the U.S. and Canada Tuesday after the death of an eighth child.CEO Lars Petersson said Ikea wants to increase awareness of the recall campaign for several types of chest and dressers that can easily tip over if not properly anchored to a wall.The death of a California toddler, who was found trapped underneath an Ikea Malm dresser in May, has raised questions about whether Ikea has effectively spread the word about the recall, which was first announced in June 2016. The Swedish retailer and the federal safety regulators are asking customers to take immediate action to secure the dressers, or to return them.Petersson said Ikea has had an “extensive communication” campaign through social media, its website and television and print ads. The company emailed 13 million people about the recall two months ago, he said.Still, he said heightening awareness of the recall is necessary “because we think that it’s so important to reach as many people as possible.”Acting CPSC chairman Ann Marie Buerkle said that people who own the furniture can take care of any potential hazards by contacting Ikea.The recall, which applies only to customers in the U.S. and Canada, is for children’s chests and drawers taller than 23.5 inches and adult chests and dressers taller than 29.5 inches. Customers should contact Ikea for a free wall-mounting kit. The company is also offering to send crews to attach them in the home.Ikea is offering full refunds for anyone who no longer wants the furniture. Customers can bring them to a store, or Ikea will pick them up.At least eight children under the age of three have been killed when an Ikea dresser fell on them, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The first death occurred 28 years ago and the others occurred after 2002.The latest death was Jozef Dudek, 2, of Buena Park, California. The toddler had been put down for a nap when his father went in to check on him and found him under the dresser, according to details released by lawyers retained by the family.Alan Feldman, one of the lawyers representing the Dudek family, said Ikea’s recall has been “poorly publicized” and “ineffective in getting these defective and unstable dressers out of children’s bedrooms.”The same team of lawyers represented the families of three toddlers who died when Ikea dressers fell on them. Ikea reached a $50 million settlement with the families last December.Petersson said that more than 1 million dressers of have been returned for a refund or have been secured to walls with Ikea’s help since 2015, when the company first offered free wall-mounting kits.Buerkle said Ikea has “worked hard to make this an effective recall.” She said it presents customers with an array of options “and is as least burdensome to the consumer as it could be.”Ikea said the recalled products are sold with instructions that they had to be attached to walls. Petersson emphasized the recalled units are safe when this is done.The recall is for all Ikea chest and dressers that do not comply with U.S. voluntary industry standards. They included 8 million Malm chest and dressers that were sold from 2002 through June 2016.Peterson said that Ikea has stopped selling products that do not adhere to U.S. voluntary standards.last_img read more

Close aide of Pulwama attack mastermind arrested in Delhi

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Delhi Police claimed to have arrested a Jaish-e-Mohammad cadre Sajjad Ahmed Khan (27), a close aide of Pulwama attack mastermind Mudasir Khan, from near Red Fort in Delhi. Special Cell which made the arrest on March 21 said that Sajjad was living in Delhi under the guise of a shawl vendor.The police said that Sajjad, a resident of Tral in Pulwama, is also suspected to be involved in the conspiracy of Pulwama terror attacks. Police said that NIA had registered a case on March 15 under section 120-B & 121-A IPC & 17, 18, 18A, 18B, 20, 38 & 39 UA (P) Act and named Sajjad Ahmad Khan as one of the accused along with Mudassir Khan and others. “Accused has been specially sent to Delhi to carry out reconnaissance of important targets and to set up a hideout in Delhi. This has been done to select specific targets and also to radicalise and recruit Muslim youth of UP and other states, provide them weapon training, explosives and field craft, raising funds and collecting weapons,” said DCP Special Cell, Pramod Kushwah. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to Police Sajjad and his two brothers were initially engaged in stone pelting incidents. On February 15, Sajjad’s brother Ishfaq was arrested under PSA (Public Safety Act) for stone pelting and remained in Srinagar Jail for about 9 months. Ishfaq Ahmed Khan died in exchange of fire with security forces on April 25, 2018 in Lam, Tral, Pulwama along with two Pakistani militants. After the death of Ishfaq, his friend Mudasir Ahmad Khan used to frequently visit his residence in Pulwama and motivated Showkat and Sajjad Ahmad Khan to join the JeM. By the end of June 2018, Showkat also joined the JeM. Showkat Ahmad Khan also subsequently died in an exchange of fire with the security forces in September 2018. Mudasir instructed Sajjad to spot young Kashmiri youths for fidayeen attacks. Sajjad then motivated and recruited. “On the day of Pulawama terror attack (Feb 14, 2019), Mudasir contacted Sajjad on WhatsApp and informed that they carried out attack on CRPF convoy. Mudasir then sent him the video of Adil Dar (fidayeen), which he deleted from his phone,” said DCP Pramod Kushwah.last_img read more

Derek Jeter Is Not The Greatest Yankee Of All Time

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight Embed Code Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (May 16, 2017), FiveThirtyEight’s Kyle Wagner helps us make sense of one of the latest developments in the NBA playoffs: the ankle injury that forced Kawhi Leonard to miss Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. Can the San Antonio Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors without him? Next, Derek Jeter’s No. 2 jersey was retired by the New York Yankees on Sunday. We debate whether Jeter’s career was as great as the Yankees like to think it was. Finally, the prevailing wisdom is that playing at home during the playoffs matters — but is that true across all sports? We discuss. Plus, a significant digit on softball.Here are links to what we discussed:The Warriors’ Zaza Pachulia stepped on Leonard’s foot in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, injuring Leonard. Was Pachulia’s play dirty, accidental or both? The Ringer’s Rodger Sherman investigates.The Washington Post’s Neil Greenberg argues that the Spurs cannot beat the Warriors without Leonard.In 2014, Neil Paine found that Derek Jeter wasn’t clutch — he was just good.Last week, Neil discovered that a home playoff game can be a big advantage — but not in hockey.Earlier this year, FiveThirtyEight found that coaches’ yelling at refs actually works.Significant Digit: 1 — the ranking of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the top ranked college softball team in the nation, according to a new coaches poll released this week. Despite this, the NCAA tournament’s selection committee said the Gophers did not deserve one of the tourney’s top 16 seeds. read more