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first_imgMOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The most serious injury came Sunday when Ohio State cornerback Kendall Sheffield tore a chest muscle while heaving 225 pounds in the bench press drill. A torn pectoral typically requires surgery and a year’s recovery.More disconcerting to teams are the players who can’t use injury as an excuse. That group this year included:—Mississippi left tackle Greg Little. He labored through the on-field drills and posted poor numbers in the 40 (5.33) and vertical jump (25 inches). Those were among the worst for O-linemen and he skipped the bench press altogether.—Florida Atlantic running back Devin Singletary. The Owls’ 5-foot-7, 203-pound playmaker piled up 3,300 yards and 54 touchdowns the last two seasons. But his hopes of shedding concerns about the level of competition he faced took a hit with a disappointing 4.66-second 40-yard dash.—Georgia running back Elijah Holyfield. His status as one of the few standouts in a rather weak running backs class took a hit when he was clocked in the 40 in 4.78 seconds, slower than the trio of punters and kickers who ran the 40 at the combine. Among running backs, only Wisconsin’s Alec Ingold ran slower than Holyfield.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Florida defensive lineman Jachai Polite talks to the media at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday, March 2 2019 in Indianapolis. (Detroit Lions via AP)INDIANAPOLIS — Many headliners boosted their draft stock at the NFL’s annual scouting combine with a wonderful workout, a dazzling 40-yard dash, a brilliant bench press or, in Kyler Murray’s case, just standing up straight.Mississippi State edge rusher Montez Sweat and Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf were the big winners along with Murray , but others saw eyebrows raised and their value lowered after costly injuries, bad interviews or pedestrian performances.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award No. 4 Duke holds on to beat Wake Forest Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil They’ll have to do better in their pro days and private workouts ahead of the draft in late April.One of the biggest disappointments was potential first-round pick Jachai Polite, an outside linebacker from Florida who put up unimpressive numbers in the 40 (4.84 seconds) and vertical jump (32 inches) before ending his workout Sunday with a sore hamstring.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsClemson’s hulking defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence strained his left thigh running the 40 and sat out the remaining drills, disappointing scouts eager to see how the 350-pounder performed after missing the College Football Playoff because of a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug.Lawrence’s college teammate, linebacker Tre Lamar, hurt his right shoulder on the bench press, and highly touted LSU cornerback Greedy Williams didn’t compete Monday after suffering cramps. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgA noticeable increase in betting shops across the country has resulted in efforts to clamp down on unlicensed sites, in a bid to encourage responsible gambling.This was disclosed by Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon on Wednesday during a forum hosted at Herdmanston Lodge organised by the Gaming Authority – a regulatory body for casinos, lottery companies and betting agencies.Director General Joseph HarmonHarmon acknowledged that there has been a multiplication of these gaming outlets and admitted that the Authority will be pressured to ensure that all outlets are in compliance with the requisite licensing. Adding to that, some of these gaming establishments were established in communities which are suffering from socioeconomic constraints.“With our economy moving at the pace at which it is moving, I can only anticipate that it is going to be a tremendous pressure on the authority for licenses to open gaming establishments. What I have also seen that there is a proliferation of these betting shops all across Guyana. I trust that the Gaming Authority takes this responsibility of ensuring that these entities are properly regulated and that they operate within the confines of the laws of Guyana because they cannot escape notice that some of these operations are in some of the especially challenged communities of our country,” he stated.Chairman of the GamingAuthority, Roysdale FordeThe Director General insisted that operators and consumers of these establishments should be engaged on the negative impacts of betting and gaming sites. Adding to that, frameworks will provide additional support to ensure responsible gambling.“The Gaming Authority has a responsibility to ensure that the public and operators of gaming establishments are aware of not only the positive but also the negative impacts that gaming can have on an individual and our society in general. This is necessary so as to assist owners in appreciating the need for a systems and policies that will support responsible gaming and gambling.”Harmon insisted that the Authority is staffed with enough persons to warrant adherence to their standards. At present, there is much to be done.“In order to ensure responsible gambling in Guyana, all stakeholders within the gaming industry would have to accept their respective roles in upholding the agreed-upon principles and standards. I’m aware that much more needs to be done but I’m confident that we have the right personnel in place to do that job,” he said.Meanwhile, Chairman of the Gaming Authority’s Board, Roysdale Forde informed that there haven’t been any new applications for this year thus far. However, they continue to process those that were delivered prior.“We received no new licenses for this year. We’re processing applications that were made previously…The Gaming Authority, as a licensing and supervisory authority for gaming in Guyana is aware of the positive and negative effects of gambling and is also aware of the responsibility to bring awareness to all the stakeholders, both the operators and the public, and to put in place measures on agreed principles that would impact and ensure that there is a safe, fair and responsible gaming experience,” Forde stated.Last December, the former State Minister had positioned Government’s decision to better regulate gaming and betting, as it was concerned over “looseness” in the sector. As a consequence, new legislation was being looked into at the level of the Legal Affairs Ministry.Harmon was at the time being questioned about increases in allocations to the Gaming Authority, under Details of Subsidies and Contributions to Local Organisations, during the first day of scrutinising the budget 2019 estimates.The budget estimates show that the Authority’s budget went from $21 million in 2018 to $40 million in 2019. Acknowledging that funding has indeed been boosted for the Authority, Harmon cited examples of persons operating without licenses.last_img read more

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first_img27 December 2007South Africa is ranked as the 18th most attractive foreign direct investment destination worldwide in the latest Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index by global management consulting firm AT Kearney.This year sees South Africa and the Gulf states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar making their debuts in the index’s top 25 FDI destinations, while Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia make a return.China and India continue to rank first and second in the 2007 index, while 15 of the 25 most attractive FDI destinations are developing markets. Brazil, the United Arab Emirates and Russia all rank among the top 10.“The assessment of senior executive sentiment at the world’s largest companies found corporate investors optimistic about the prospects for developing nations and increasingly targeting them for more corporate investment in the years ahead,” AT Kearney said in a statement earlier this month.In a reassuring sign, the detailed survey of top executives conducted after the sub-prime crisis found that troubles in the credit markets had not dampened corporate plans for new foreign direct investments.AT Kearney chairman Paul Laudicina pointed out that world’s centre of power continued its “perceptible shift” from developed to developing markets.“While global FDI recovers further from its 2003 lows, the increasingly trans-national behaviour of corporations is reflected in their investment preferences,” he said. “Developed countries are competing with developing countries for investment capital, and developing countries are increasingly winning out.”According to AT Kearney, emerging markets also have registered the strongest investor optimism, with India, China, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam experiencing the most positive change in investment outlook during the past year.“While China and India remain the top destinations for first-time investments overall, developing country investors are more bullish about new markets such as Vietnam, Brazil and South Africa, while developed market investors tend to stick to familiar markets,” FDI Confidence Index manager Janet Pau said.“Developing country investors also are likely to be responsible for more than half – 54% – of the investments greater than $500-million over the next three years.”Among developed countries, the US again placed third, while Europe’s economic recovery helped Germany and the UK maintain their top 10 rankings. Australia ranked 11, with France, Canada and Japan placing 13, 14 and 15 respectively.The index, a regular survey of global executives, provides a unique look at the present and future prospects for international investment flows, with companies participating in the survey accounting for more than US$3.8-trillion in annual global revenue.The 25 most attractive FDI destinations according to Corporate Executives:ChinaIndiaUnited StatesUnited KingdomHong KongBrazilSingaporeUnited Arab EmiratesRussiaGermanyAustraliaVietnamFranceCanadaJapanMalaysiaOther Gulf StatesSouth AfricaMexicoTurkeyIndonesiaPolandCentral AsiaSouth KoreaCzech RepublicSAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_imgSave time and quickly locate clips using the ‘Match Frame’ shortcut in Premiere Pro.If you don’t have the luxury of having an assistant editor or struggle to keep your video editing projects organized, you may have some difficulty trying to keep track of all the footage in your project (especially in the case of long interviews).Adobe Premiere Pro offers a quick tool that can find the source clip of any footage that appears in your timeline: Match Frame. This is perfect if you are editing a documentary, reusing a clip multiple times or if you simply wanted to change the in-and-out points of your edit.Here’s a quick step-by-step for anyone looking to save time using the ‘Match Frame’ feature in Premiere Pro:1. Find the clip you want in your timelineMove your current time indicator to the clip or frame in the timeline that you are trying to recall.2. Click ‘Match Frame’Click the ‘Match Frame’ button by going to Sequence> Match Frame from the top menu bar or hit “F”, the Match Frame shortcut.3. Quickly locate clips = time savingsYour source clip will pop up in the preview panel making it easy to access.Want to learn more quick tips in Premiere Pro? Check out our previous posts on Switching to Premiere and 10 Time Saving Tips in Premiere Pro.Have any other quick tips for Premiere Pro? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 18 (PTI) Out of the two world records held by track superstar Usain Bolt, his 100m dash timing of 9.58 seconds stands more likely to be broken than the 200m mark of 19.19secs, his fellow Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell said today. Former 100m world record holder Powell, who is here as brand ambassador of Delhi Half Marathon to be run on Sunday, said that it would be very tough to break Bolts two individual world records. “It will be very difficult to break these two records. I feel breaking the 9.58secs (in 100m) could be more likely to be broken, if at all it happens. 19.19secs in 200m is ridiculous,” Powell said, when asked which one of the two sprint records could be easier to be broken. Both the existing 100m and 200m world records were set by Bolt while winning gold medals during the 2009 World Athletics Championships in Berlin. Powell himself held the world record of 9.72 secs between 2005 and 2008 before Bolt took it over. 33-year-old Powell is known as Sub-10 King for running 100m dash below 10 seconds for 98 times, the maximum by any sprinter and he said he would like to notch up his century of sub-10sec in Jamaica. “It is difficult to say specifically when I will run my 100th sub-10 sec but I hope it comes sooner than later and I would like to do that in my home country of Jamaica,” he said. Surprisingly for a celebrated sprinter like him, Powell has never won an individual medal in the Olympics though he has two gold medals in the 4x100m relay (n 2008 and 2016). In the Championships, he has won two 100m individual bronze medals (2007 and 2007) besides two gold in 4x100m (2009 and 2015). Asked if he thinks he will run for Jamaica in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he said, “It is difficult to say now that I will run in 2020 Olympics. I have not thought that far. As of now I feel I can plan to run till 2018.” Powell said with the advancement in technology and better coaching techniques, more records will tumble and athletes will run faster in future. But, he said that the most important factor for breaking of records was the raw talent of the athlete. “Coaching play a big role, so does technology. But, ultimately the raw talent is what matters. 100m dash is a very technical race and you need to be perfect if you want to break records. But an athlete having better raw talent are more likely to break records.” He said Jamaica is considered the nursery of sprint races and athletics is big in his country because of its better nurturing of the sport at the grassroot level. “The atmosphere at the Junior National Championships is just like that in the Olympic Games. It is big in Jamaica. I think we groom athletes at the grassroot level better,” he said. MORE PTI PDS ATK PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAfter victories in all five divisions yesterday, Australia repeated the feat today. The New Zealanders fought hard but were unable to match the Aussies, and with pride on the line tomorrow will be out to prevent 3-0 series wins in all divisions. The Men’s 30’s match, as was expected, was the match of the tournament. In both a physical and passionate display the match had everything from injuries to periods of time, Australia coming from behind to steal victory in the tight battle. ResultsMen’s 50’s – Australia 7 defeated New Zealand 4.Men’s 45’s –  Australia 9 defeated New Zealand 2.Men’s 40’s – Australia 7 defeated New Zealand 4.Women’s 30’s – Australia 7 defeated New Zealand 2.Men’s 30’s – Australia 10 defeated New Zealand 8.For full match reports visit the Trans Tasman website at: http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-6460-0-114197-0last_img read more

first_imgTottenham midfielder Oliver Skipp delighted with full Premier League debutby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Oliver Skipp was delighted with his full Premier League debut for victory over Burnley.Christian Eriksen fired Spurs’ injury-time winner on Saturday.With Jan Vertonghen missing with a thigh injury and Eric Dier suffering from a virus, left-back Ben Davies stepped in at centre-back while 18-year-old Academy product Oliver Skipp was handed his full Premier League debut. Fellow Academy starlet TJ Eyoma was on the bench as defensive cover.Skipp beamed, “It’s a great result to get the last-minute winner and it’s topped off a great day for me! “I was happy to have gained the manager’s trust.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgSave the Rhino announces its annual Autumn Dinner.Held at the Honourable Artillery Company in London on Thursday 28 September 2017, the event will feature a drinks reception in the HAC’s medal rooms with the opportunity to explore its museum before enjoying a three course dinner with wine, and hearing from inspiring speakers who will address the evening’s audience with their own personal take on the theme of ‘Journeys’.Confirmed speakers include broadcaster Clive Anderson, adventurer and explorer Olly Hicks, wildlife photographer David Yarrow and Madelon Willemsen; Country Director for TRAFFIC in Viet Nam, whose team are changing consumer behaviour in Viet Nam to reduce demand for rhino horn.To find out more, click here.last_img read more