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Past players back Windies

first_imgFormer West Indies players Sir Andy Roberts, Jackie Hendriks and David Williams have given the West Indies the edge in the final of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India today. Describing the Caribbean aggregation as best suited for the format, and having the psychological edge after defeating England in the preliminaries, as well as the momentum after overcoming title favourites India in the semi-finals, the trio, however, believes it will come down to application. “I think it’s going to be another win for us,” stated Hendriks, referring in the process to the regional side’s triumph over Sri Lanka four years ago. “They (England) are a good team, but I think that the West Indies are best for this type of cricket. “I think if we keep our heads, our bowling attack can keep them within any total we set, as well as we have the batting to chase down any total they set,” the former wicketkeeper added. Roberts, a member of the pioneering Clive Lloyd-led ICC World Cup 50 overs winning teams of 1976 and 1979, highlighted bowling as the key to victory. “If we bowl well by restricting the amount of sixes, as well as bowling a lot of dot balls, that will be the key to success,” cited Roberts. “We have been bowling well in patches with the spinners, particularly (Samuel) Badree and (Sulieman) Benn, playing extremely well. “However, the medium pacers such as Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo and Carlos Brathwaite have at times allowed things to slip.” Williams, meanwhile, a wicketkeeper for the West Indies teams in 1990s, and former West Indies assistant coach, believes the strength of the team’s batting will prove decisive. “The Englishmen should have some headaches when we bat,” Williams said. “We have a lot of match-winners, and have picked up some form, and that is worrying for any opposition. “It’s not just Chris Gayle anymore. Lendl Simmons and Johnson Charles have come along, Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Bravo are there, as well as the hitting power of Andre Russell, Darren Sammy and Carlos Brathwaite.”last_img read more

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SEAMUS COLEMAN TO BE PART OF MAN UNITED €54M TRANSFER BID – REPORT

first_imgSeamus ColemanREPORTS in Britain today are again linking Seamus Coleman with a summer move to Manchester United.The Killybegs man has been a star performer with Everton this season.Reports say David Moyes is prepared to pay the Merseysiders Stg£20M for Coleman and a further Stg£25M for Southampton left-back Luke Shaw – taking the total spend to £45M (€54M). Coleman is a Man United fan but is said to be very happy at Everton who are looking more likely to be playing in Europe next year than the Old Trafford side.The Toffees travel to Spurs today where Coleman will make his return after a hamstring injury. SEAMUS COLEMAN TO BE PART OF MAN UNITED €54M TRANSFER BID – REPORT was last modified: February 9th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:evertonman unitedseamus colemantransferlast_img read more

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Daniel reveals he got stung during the property crash

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has revealed he got stung in the property crash.The Donegal singer spoke of how he got talked into buying property during the Celtic Tiger, but lost out badly in the economic collapse.The star said he doesn’t feel sorry for himself over the ordeal Daniel told the Irish Sun: “We bought a luxury apartment in Dublin and a few other places as the advice we got at the time was, you couldn’t put your money into anything safer than bricks and mortar.“We bought at the height but now this stuff isn’t worth anything like the price we paid for it.”The singer said he can’t put a value on how much he lost on property as he hasn’t sold any of it. He said: “We’re not suffering because of it, we are not on the bread line.“There’s a lot people worse off than we are, so we don’t feel sorry for ourselves. “I don’t think anyone could have envisaged what happened.”The country star said he felt fortunate he could make up for his losses, announcing dates in the INEC Killarney, Co Kerry, in September.Daniel reveals he got stung during the property crash was last modified: November 30th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnelldonegallosspropertylast_img read more

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Mental health issues among athletes examined in new documentary

first_imgEarly this year, longtime Sharks broadcaster and former player Jamie Baker made a stunning admission via social media, revealing that he has battled depression for nearly two decades and “almost committed suicide on numerous occasions.”Baker later expounded on his struggles in an emotionally powerful piece by Katie Strang of The Athletic, and now he’s talking about the steps he takes to fight his demons on a daily basis.“You’ve got to re-train your brain because your brain is almost …last_img read more

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Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – June 6, 2012

first_img SharePrint Related2012 Geocaching Block Party Invitation – Geocaching.com PresentsJuly 19, 2012In “Community”Geocaching.com Weekly Newsletter – International Geocaching DayJuly 25, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Geocaching Year in ReviewJanuary 4, 2013In “Française” Geocaching.com celebrates International Geocaching Day on August 18 by inviting the world to our backyard in Seattle, Washington. We’re hosting the 2012 Geocaching Block Party. It’s our annual Mega-Event that offers Groundspeak Lackeys and Volunteer Reviewers a chance to mingle with you and trade geocaching stories. Last year, more than 2000 members of the international geocaching family traveled from around the globe to attend the Block Party. Join us this year!You’ll also experience geocaching hospitality. Challenge yourself with beginner, intermediate, and advanced geocaching courses. Entertain the kids with “pin the antenna on Signal” and design your own pirate hat. Explore the Seattle neighborhood where Geocaching.com is based and win prizes with “Fremont Funventures.” There will also be a few surprises!Geocachers who attend the Geocaching Block Party can log HQ and receive the Block Party icon – all while swapping geocaching adventures. The Block Party might be just part of your visit. Local geocachers and organizations are also planning several geocaching events before and around the Geocaching Block Party, like the “Going APE…” Mega-Event.Log your Geocaching Block Party “Will Attend” now for August 18 from 11am to 3pm in Seattle. We’ll see you then!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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Is Episodic Content the Future of Long-Form Documentary Filmmaking?

first_imgEpisodic nonfiction has risen greatly in popularity over the last five years. Is it a simple trend or is the format here to stay?Top image via Ken BurnsLong-form episodic documentary content is not a new concept. Ken Burns has been creating this content for years and you can easily find examples of it most anywhere. However, what has changed is the way in which episodic nonfiction film is consumed. Another noteworthy change: The platforms it’s consumed on. These new-age episodic nonfiction films are now being binge-watched on Netflix and becoming items of pop culture. Creation of this long-form episodic nonfiction content is becoming widespread and the results are being consumed more aggressively and frequently. As filmmakers, this is a method of filmmaking that we need to explore more as a viable method of storytelling.Image via PBSWithin these last couple of years, we’ve seen Netflix jump on the bandwagon of episodic nonfiction with Last Chance U, Making a Murderer, Chef’s Table, and Cooked. The company has now become a leader in providing this content and has also helped facilitate its higher demand. So with the successes of Netflix and these films, does it mean that episodic content will be the future of documentary filmmaking?Who’s Noticing this Trend?Image via NetflixThis style of nonfiction content has really been gaining steam over the last couple of years. It’s been noticed to the point that independent filmmakers have now begun to receive support in this creative process. The Sundance Institute noticed this rise in episodic content and its potential for content and its creators. To support these content creators, the Institute launched the Episodic Storytelling Lab. At these labs, they help content creators develop their concepts and give year-round creative support. This is what Sundance said about the episodic format: Over the past five years, we have witnessed explosive growth of opportunities for writers developing episodic content for cable and online platforms. Audiences and critics have embraced the bold vision and complex characters that thrive in cable drama and comedy. And the internet has become a place for artists to experiment with new forms of content creation and for audiences to explore new modes of content consumption.What Are Documentary Filmmakers Saying About the Format?Image via NetflixOne of the success stories of this form of content is Last Chance U. The director, Greg Whiteley, has spoken very highly about the episodic format of documentary filmmaking. In an interview with Indiewire, the director was asked his thoughts on the episodic format and if it was something he would continually pursue. Occasionally, there will be a subject where, “That feels like 90 minutes to me,” or, “That feels like 60 minutes to me.” But, to have this as an option, and historically the high watermark for filmmaking was a feature length film, I think that’s going to change. I think the high watermark for storytelling in a cinematic way will be in this long-form way.Variety recently came out with their Oscar shortlist for documentary films. ESPN’s five-part documentary O.J.: Made in America makes the list as a potential winner.Episodic nonfiction film may be the wave of the future. As content creators, it’s a platform that we may see ourselves utilizing more in the future of our work.Do you see yourself pursuing episodic non-fiction content? Why or why not? What do you think some of the challenges may be? Let us know in the the comments below.last_img read more

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New LogicKeyboard Skins Available for Apple Magic Numeric Keyboard

first_imgHarness the power of keyboard shortcuts with Logickeyboard’s new keyboard shortcut covers for the Apple Magic Keyboard.All images via Logickeyboard.Logickeyboard’s new keyboard shortcut skins rest atop your Apple Magic Keyboard. Made from the best high-grade Japanese silicone, these covers will protect your keyboard from dirt, dust, and spills. At only 0.5mm/0.0197″ thick, the silicone is flexible yet tough and fits nicely on your keyboard. Available for Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, and AVID Pro Tools, these covers can speed up your editing time by 50 percent.While they are recommended for usage in post-production facilities and professional video editing houses, anyone can benefit from using one of these skins. Logickeyboard uses a system of shortcut keys and symbols that give users a quick visual reference to the most popular keyboard shortcuts. A unique color-coded system categorizes keyboard shortcuts into similar commands, such as trimming and navigation tools. It’s very easy to quickly learn new shortcuts after only a few edit sessions using one of these skins.Product DescriptionCompatible with Apple Magic Numeric KeyboardMade from the best high-grade silicone0,5 mm- / 0.0197-inch-thick with silky smooth feelFlexible and toughProtects your keyboard from dirt, dust, and spillsEasily removed for cleaningStays in place — won’t slip or slideHand-washable for easy cleaning Lastly, if you happen to edit on a PC, don’t feel left out. While these new skins are specifically for Apple Magic Keyboards, Logickeyboard has a plethora of skins and keyboards available for the PC world. They also design products for a much wider range of software applications than just the four listed above. Some of their keyboards even light up. To check out their full list of products, head over to their website here.last_img read more