Use your iPad as a Control Surface in Adobe Audition

first_imgTo see the keyframes you recorded, click the twirly beside the mode. After you stopped recording, the mode changed to Touch. In this mode key frames aren’t recorded till you move the fader, and when you let go, it returns to the previously recorded keyframes. Latch mode will stay where the fader was when you let go.  You can click the eraser icon to clear all your recorded keyframes.For $7.99, I think the AC-7 Core is a no brainer if you have an iPad and spend a bit of time in Audition or other DAWs.  It does well what it is designed to do – speeding up and streamlining your Adobe Audition audio workflow. Surprisingly the AC-7 Core dosen’t have latency issues (delay) when you move a fader and works with no hiccups wirelessly over a Wi-Fi connection.If you prefer using an iPhone or iTouch there is also a AC-7 mini.Basic Operation in AuditionYou have a choice of Modes, to emulate the settings in various DAWs.  The Generic Mode works with Audition and generally any device that uses Mackie Protocol.You can pick a skin, which gives you a light or dark interface. The faders are responsive and clicking the meters button lets you see the audio volume for each track.You can select tracks, mute and solo them. You have transport controls to play, record, jog and shuttle. One of the most useful features for me is the ability to record audio keyframes in Adobe Audition, which we’ll dig into a little deeper now.Audio Automation in Audition (Recording Keyframes)Often when you have music in your video edit you want to dip it down when someone is speaking, and then bring it back up when they stop.  This is called “riding the levels” or adjusting gain.  Instead of doing this manually you can record keyframes when you move the fader using Automation.The most common workflow for editors is to send your finished edit from Premiere Pro to Audition. If you need a refresher on getting from Premiere Pro to Audition I previously wrote about editing clips & sequences in Audition.In Audition you need to be in a multitrack session to use automation.By Default each track is in Read Mode. To record keyframes change this to Write. You can do this in Audition or click the Write button on the AC-7. Click the Play button and drag the fader to record key frames, and press the Stop button when done. Instead of a mouse, use your iPad to control your faders and other controls in Adobe Audition (mute, solo, automation). Using a control surface frees you from the keyboard!The iPad is quickly turning into a powerful tool for filmmaking, with new apps appearing each month. To see some of the latest apps and post productoin tools check out HandheldHollywood.com, a site focused on iPad/iPhone filmmaking apps and gear.I spend a bit of time in Adobe Audition working with audio, and using a mouse feels cumbersome at times.  I personally prefer the tactual touch of a fader or virtual fader over using a mouse, and this is where control surfaces come in.   Control surfaces are devices that control the faders and other controls (mute, solo, automation) in Audition or other Digital Audio Workstations (DAW).Control Surfaces aren’t currently supported in Premiere Pro, but they are in Adobe Audition, FCP 7, and Logic Pro.You can easily spend $200 on a dedicated control surface, but there is a cost effective alternative: use your iPad.  AC-7 Core ($7.99) is a control surface that runs on your iPad.  I previously mentioned this useful application in my 10 filmmaking apps under $10 article.As an editor who also does audio (and wears multiple hats), I find the AC-7 good for basic post-production audio work.  It enables a quicker workflow and in many ways is easier to use than a mouse.The other big plus of using a control surface is that it frees you from your computer.  You can perform basic functions like recording a voiceover from across the room!Getting Up and RunningTo start using AC-7 Core in your post production workflow you’ll need to set it up.  The installation and configuration are surprisingly easy (takes 5-10 minutes)  First, download the app from iTunes.It works on both Mac & Windows iPads running (iOS 4.2 and later) in a variety of apps, including FCP 7.  There are written directions and a video tutorial for both Mac & Windows installation.It might be necessary to manually reconnect your iPad if it was turned off after a session. Go to Utilities > Audio Midi Setup.  Then double click on Network, then select the iPad and click Connect.  If you will be using this workflow a lot it’s a good idea to put “Audio Midi Setup” on your dock (for Mac users).last_img read more

Assuming Intentions Good or Bad

first_imgMost of the people who work for you are not intentionally trying to do poor work. They aren’t trying to fail in their role, and they aren’t trying to make mistakes. Very few of them are acting on some malicious intention to do harm to the business, nor is it their intention to harm themselves.Most of the time, and there are exceptions, people are acting out of good intentions.That employee who called the client to explain in a somewhat impolitic manner that the problem they are having is their own fault wasn’t trying to make them angry. Their intention was to help the client see that what they are doing isn’t working, even if they lacked the diplomacy and relationship to have that conversation.The employee who spent more money on the marketing campaign than he should have, mistakenly believing that if a little is good than a lot is better, wasn’t trying to be reckless or wasteful. His intentions were to drive leads to the business and help the company grow.Assuming Bad IntentionsWhen you assume bad intentions, you believe something about the person who made the mistake that is rarely true. When you treat mistakes like they are intentional, you are treating the person who made that mistake unfairly. You are accusing them of something of which they are not guilty.When you assume bad intentions and punish the person who made the mistake, you may get fewer mistakes. You also get an employee who is afraid to take initiative and unwilling to use their own resourcefulness to take independent action and make decisions. This is how you manufacture unengaged employees who end up being dependents. You are creating employees who wait for your permission to do the job you hired them to do.Assuming Good IntentionsYou don’t have to be happy when people make mistakes. But you do have to help them learn from their mistakes.When you assume good intentions, you reinforce the idea that you expect the person you lead to take action and make good decisions. You reinforce that you expect initiative and resourcefulness. And you expect them to be open to the coaching that will help them understand how to make better decisions once they have a deeper understanding and more information.If you understand people you realize that most of us aren’t here to cause problems – most of us want to be part of the solution. The way you treat the people who work for you may mean the difference between someone who believes they can make a difference, and someone who simply wants to stay out of trouble. Who would you rather have working for you? Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Amritsar accident: Worst accident caused by trespassing in history of railways

first_imgThe accident in Amritsar Friday night in which at least 59 people were mowed down by a train during Dussehra celebrations was the worst due to trespassing on the tracks, railway officials said.Here is a list of some other such accidents:* June 4, 2002 — The Kasganj level crossing disaster occurred when a Kanpur—Kasganj Express collided with a passenger bus in Uttar Pradesh, killing 30 and injuring 29.* June 4, 2010 — The Coimbatore—Mettupalayam special train collided with a mini-bus at an unmanned level-crossing at Idigarai near Coimbatore, killing 5.* July 7, 2011 — A Mathura—Chhapra Express hit a bus at an unmanned level crossing in Thanagaon of Uttar Pradesh’s Kanshiram Nagar district, killing 38 and injuring 30.* February 26, 2012 — The Trivandrum-Kozhikode Jan Shatabdi Express struck people who were standing on the track to watch fireworks, killing 3 and injuring 1.* March 20, 2012 — A train collided with an overloaded taxi minivan at an unmanned railroad crossing in northern Uttar Pradesh, 296 km from Lucknow, killing 15.* March 26, 2012 — A MEMU commuter train collided with a boulder-carrying truck at the Kannamangala gate on the outskirts of Bangalore, killing the pilot and driver.* July 23, 2014 — A Nanded passenger train collided with a school bus at an unmanned level-crossing in Masaipet village of Medak district, killing 18.* January 17, 2017: Two 15-year-old boys wanting to take selfies in front of an approaching train were killed when they were hit by another train running on an adjacent track. This happened near Akshardham station in Delhi.* April 25, 2018-13 children killed after train rammed into school van at railway crossing in UP’s Kushinagar.last_img read more

India’s Movies Are Rocking It Overseas

first_imgSeveral movies from across various reaches of Indian cinema have been making up for the industry’s bumpy year by clawing out robust returns in theaters around the world this week.The biggest claws of course belong to Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai, which got off to a rip-roaring start last Friday in 5,700 venues around the world. But the Hindi-language hit is far from alone in shaking up the international movie scene.Apart from the Khan and Kaif-starring spy thriller, at least three pictures have done bang-up business in recent days in overseas territories.Read it at Forbes Related Itemslast_img

Deportation Scam Targets Indian Expats in UAE

first_imgDeportation scam has reared its head again in the UAE as residents are getting intimidating calls from fraudsters posing as UAE Immigration officials.The latest victim to fall for the ‘deportation threat’ is an Indian woman in Abu Dhabi who wired Dh1,800 to “avoid getting thrown out of the country”.Read it at Khaleej TImes Related Itemslast_img

Confident Ross, Beermen unfazed by odds entering playoffs

first_imgDurham wants no letup from No. 1 Bolts heading into playoffs View comments E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFacing what could be the toughest challenge to their Grand Slam drive yet, the San Miguel Beermen have their work cut out for them entering the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs as the sixth seed.Chris Ross, however, remains upbeat despite the situation that the Beermen are in.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img LATEST STORIES “There’s also no pressure. It’s just basketball. We’re playing basketball for a long time and we’ve all been in certain situations. There’s never any pressure on us. We just got to go out and play our type of basketball and try to win this game,” he added. “We just got to win, man. We got a chance on Wednesday to bounce back so that’s what we’re gonna do.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We play our best when our backs are against the wall. When the cards are stacked against us, we play our best basketball,” Ross said after San Miguel blew a big lead and lost to Meralco, 104-101 on Sunday.The loss means San Miguel will have to beat defending champion Barangay Ginebra twice in the quarterfinals to move on.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut it’s not like the Beermen haven’t faced seemingly insurmountable leads before and won.“We know what we’re playing for, and we’re playing for something not a lot of teams have done in the league. I never lose confidence in my team and my team never loses confidence. We’re very confident going in no matter what matchup we’re going,” Ross said. MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

Short on projection, PH gymnasts still log ‘marked progress’

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Kaitlin De Guzman who bagged the the Gold medal for Womens Gymnastics Uneven Bars with Reyland Capellan who won Gold for Men’s Floor Exercises also in gymnastics in the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines’ artistic gymnastics team didn’t get to fulfill the promise of four gold medals but it did improve on its performance two years ago.Newcomer Kaitlin De Guzman settled for a silver after failing to dislodge defending champion Farah Ann Abdul Hadi of Malaysia in floor exercise Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony The gymnasts had already stashed two golds through Capellan, who defended his floor exercise title, and the 17-year-old De Guzman, who ruled in uneven bars.All in all, it was two golds, one silver and two bronzes for the Philippines.The Philippines won one gold, one silver and two bronzes in the Singapore SEA Games in 2015.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hadi totaled 13.450 via an almost impeccable routine that involved high-value movements against the backdrop of Arabian-inspired music.De Guzman, 17, turned in a similar performance—a lot of high-scoring jumps to the tune of a funky jam. But the rookie could only aggregate 13.025 to settle for silver. Indonesia’s Rifda Irfanaluthfu was third with 13.000.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIn balance beam, De Guzman wound up third. Reyland Capellan brought home another bronze in vault, matching his result in the same event two years ago.“It was very good, solid performance by the team,” said women’s co-head coach Jasmin Ortega. “I think we did very well this season. It’s still a marked progress.” Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James has ‘nothing but respect’ for Kyrie Irving View commentslast_img read more

Jordan Clarkson, Cavaliers celebrate first Filipino Heritage Night

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson, who is Filipino-American, celebrates Filipino Heritage Night with members of the Philippine American Society of Ohio. Photo from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ official Twitter accountThe Cleveland Cavaliers celebrated their first Filipino Heritage Night on Tuesday ahead of their game against the Toronto Raptors.Filipino-American guard Jordan Clarkson met and interacted with members of the Philippine American Society of Ohio, who may have served as the Cavs’ lucky charm.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Heavy underdogs, the Cavaliers stunned the Raptors (48-20), who are one of the top teams in the league, 126-101.Clarkson helped the Cavs (17-50) in the victory, scoring 14 points in 31 minutes off the bench.Collin Sexton led the way for Cleveland with 28 points. Kevin Love added 16 points and 18 rebounds while Cedi Osman had 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears endcenter_img Naomi Osaka advances in straight sets at Indian Wells View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem We ❤️ our Filipino fans!Ahead of #CavsRaptors, @JordanClarksons had a meet & greet with The Philippine American Society of Ohio! #BeTheFight pic.twitter.com/ajN20RSxU0FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) March 11, 2019last_img read more

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran Becomes 2nd Indian to Enter Asian Championships Singles Quarter-finals

first_imgYogyakarta (Indonesia): Sathiyan Gnanasekara on Friday became only the second Indian to reach the men’s singles quarter-finals at the Asian Table Tennis Championships when he defeated An-Ji Song of North Korea here.Sathiyan, currently the top-ranked Indian in the world, hardly broke a sweat as he notched up a 11-7, 11-8, 11-6 win against his North Korean opponent in the pre-quarterfinal match that lasted 22 minutes. The only other occasion when an Indian paddler had reached the singles quarter-finals was when Sudhir Phadke beat a Chinese in the pre-quarterfinals of the Asian Championships in Pyongyang way back in 1976.The Indian, ranked 30 in the world, will take on world number 4 Chinese Lin Gaoyuan in the quarter-finals.”I am extremely happy to reach the quarter-finals for the first time and it has been a wonderful journey so far. I would really love to set the bar high for Indian table tennis and hungry to go even further in the tournament,” said an elated Saithyan.Asked what his plans would be against his opponent in the quarter-finals, Sathiyan said: “I will go with an aim to win and try to play my best. I am underdog and all the pressure is on Gaoyuan.”Reminded that he and Achanta Sharath Kamal had an impressive outing against Gao and his partner earlier in the day in men’s doubles, Sathiyan said, “Yes, we were almost in the medal round and that would have been historic. But in the decider they (Chinese) pulled it off.”In the men’s singles round of 64, Sathiyan had accounted for Singapore’s Koh Dominic Song Jun 11-6, 11-4, 11-5 before beating Iran’s Noshad Alamiyan 8-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 in the round of 32.In the men’s doubles, the pair of Sathiyan and Sharath Kamal failed to reach the medal round in the men’s doubles as they lost to the Chinese duo of Liang Jingkun and Lin Gaoyuan 6-11, 12-10, 7-11, 11-8, 7-11.Except for Sharath and Harmeet Desai who could not go past the round of 64, the other three Indians — Sathiyan, Amalraj and Manav — made it to the round of 32 in the men’s singles. Only Sathiyan survived to move into the pre-quarterfinals and then to the quarter-finals while the other two exited.Amalraj lost to Chen Chien-An of Taipei 6-11, 8-11, 8-11, while Manav was beaten by another Taipei player Liao Cheng-Ting who won 11-9, 11-6, 11-3 in the round of 32.Like Sharath, who lost to Japanese Takuya Jin 11-4, 5-11, 11-7, 6-11, 12-14, Harmeet Desai too went down fighting to Jang Woojin of Korea 11-7, 2-11, 5-11, 5-11 in the round of 64.Among the women players, only Ayhika entered the pre-quarterfinals before losing to three-time world champion and reigning Olympic champion Ding Ning of China 5-11, 13-11, 4-11, 9-11.Manika Batra lost to Hitomi Sato of Japan 9-11, 8-11, 4-11 in the round of 32 while Archana lost to Feng Tianwei of Singapore 9-11, 9-11, 11-9, 4-11. achanta sharath kamalasian table tennis championshipsAyhika Mukherjeemanika batra First Published: September 20, 2019, 6:58 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Nadal Beats Federer at Aussie Open

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia – Rafael Nadal continued his dominant streak over Roger Federer to reach the Australian Open final for the third time, beating the 17-time major winner 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 night to set up a championship decider against No. 8-seeded Stan Wawrinka.With his 23rd win in 33 matches against Federer, the 27-year-old Spaniard set up an ideal chance to win a 14th Grand Slam title and to become the first man to win all four majors at least twice in the Open era.Nadal missed the 2013 Australian Open during a seven-month layoff for illness and a knee injury, but returned to win the French and U.S. Opens among his 10 titles for the season and finished the year at No. 1.He won the Australian Open in 2009, beating Federer in the final, and lost in a five-set, 5-hour, 53-minute 2012 final to Novak Djokovic after ousting Federer in the semis. In other years, he’s struggled with injuries — it’s the only Grand Slam tournament he hasn’t won at least twice.“It’s really, really emotional for me to be back on this court, Rod Laver Arena, and to be able to play another final,” Nadal said. “I think tonight I played the best match of the tournament. I go on court (against Federer) knowing that is a really tough match and if I am not playing my best, I will not have the chance to win.”At the end of the night, Federer knew he wouldn’t even be the No. 1-ranked player in Switzerland next week. By reaching his first major final, Wawrinka ensured he’d replace Federer as their country’s highest-ranked player for the first time.But the 32-year-old Federer is confident of winning more majors, expecting some coaching from Stefan Edberg and continued improvement in his fitness to help after a slump in 2013, when he didn’t reach any of the major finals for the first time in 11 years.“I still think my best tennis is only ahead of me now,” said Federer, who reached the Australian Open semifinals for 11 consecutive years.Nadal is now second on the list of players reaching Grand Slam finals, joining Ivan Lendl on 19 — Federer leads the list with 24. Another Grand Slam title would lift Nadal to equal second on the all-time list with Pete Sampras, who was in the crowd for the match.Nadal has struggled with a blister on the palm of his left hand in his last two matches, but he removed the heavy tape that affected his serve in his quarterfinal win over Grigor Dimitrov and replaced it with one square of adhesive tape. A TV camera got a close-up view of the blister when he took a medical timeout after the first game of the second set, drawing gasps and groans from the crowd.“Too much talk about the blister. The blister is OK,” Nadal said in his on-court interview. “The problem … is the position of the blister, it’s difficult.” But, he said, he didn’t feel any pain.He certainly didn’t show it if he did. He resisted just about everything Federer threw at him, scrambling to keep balls in play that usually would be winners.Federer served and volleyed, he played with good touch, he played drop shots, he tried everything — even complaining to the chair umpire about Nadal’s loud grunting after the tiebreaker — but his 50 resulting unforced errors doubled the number by his rival.Left-handed Nadal hit 13 of his 28 winners on his powerful forehand, attacking Federer’s one-handed backhand yet again.“I tried a few things … then again, Rafa does a good job of neutralizing you,” Federer said. “So I guess at times I couldn’t quite do what I wanted to do, but that’s because of Rafa.”The first break of the match came in the sixth game of the second set, giving Nadal a 4-2 lead. That only heightened the crowd support for Federer, who got a standing ovation when he broke Nadal back to make it 2-all in the third set, immediately after dropping serve in the previous game. It noise and chants died down again when Federer was broken again soon after and Nadal finished off the match.Wawrinka beat Tomas Berdych on Thursday night, getting an extra day off ahead of Sunday’s championship match. Li Na will be hoping for third time lucky in the women’s final on Saturday against Dominika Cibulkova. She has reached the finals in three of the past four years, but is yet to win the Australian title.Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci rallied to win the last five games and successfully defended their Australian Open women’s doubles title on Friday with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 victory over Russian pair Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.(John Pye, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

American King Beats Efimova in 50 Breast at World Swim Meet

first_imgGWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Lilly King won the 50-meter breaststroke at the world swimming championships, giving the American two victories over Russian rival Yuliya Efimova on Sunday.They were denied a third meeting when King was disqualified in the heats of the 200 breast for not putting both her hands on the wall at the same time in a turn.King touched in 29.84 seconds, the only swimmer under 30 seconds in the final.Benedetta Pilato of Italy took silver in 30 seconds flat.Efimova, who won the 200 and finished second to King in the 100, earned bronze in 30.15.—By BETH HARRIS AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

Jose Mourinho not interested in Real Madrid job, wants to stay at Manchester United

first_imgJose Mourinho dismissed speculation linking him with a return to Real Madrid on Monday, saying he wants to stay on as Manchester United manager beyond his current contract.Current Real coach Julen Lopetegui is under pressure following a string of results that has left his side seventh in La Liga and Spanish media have reported that Mourinho is favourite for the job if Lopetegui is sacked.Mourinho’s United contract ends in 2020 and the club have the option to extend it for another year, but the Portuguese is under pressure himself with United 10th in the Premier League table after nine games.”My future is here,” Mourinho told a news conference ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League meeting with Juventus. “I have a contract and until the final days of my contract I only think about Manchester United.”I would like to stay after my contract runs out as well.”He also confirmed that United would be without six players for Tuesday’s match at Old Trafford, with Alexis Sanchez, Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard, Diogo Dalot, Scott McTominay and Phil Jones all ruled out.”The players you saw (in training) are the players that are available,” Mourinho added. “There is nothing to hide and Alexis is out.”The Portuguese also attempted to draw a line under the unsavoury scenes at the end of his team’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea at the weekend, asking Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri to give his assistant Marco Ianni “a second chance”.Ianni sparked a row by exuberantly celebrating a late Chelsea equaliser in front of the United bench, but apologised for his behaviour after the game.advertisementFormer United midfielder Phil Neville had called for Ianni to be sacked by Chelsea because of his unsporting conduct, but Mourinho disagreed.”I’m not happy that it is going too far with the young boy, I don’t think he deserves more than what he got,” Mourinho said.”(Ianni) apologised to me, I accept his apologies, I think he deserves a second chance, I don’t think he deserves to be sacked… It was end of the story with me in the minute he apologised.”last_img read more

IOWA SENATE COMMITTEE ADVANCES ABORTION BAN PROPOSAL

first_imgAn Iowa senate committee has approved a bill that would amend the Iowa Constitution to declare there is no right to an abortion in the state, making it eligible for debate in the full Senate.All but three of the 32 Senate Republicans have signed onto the bill, which the committee approved Tuesday.No Democrats have signaled support of the measure.Republican Sen. Jake Chapman introduced it in January, just days after an Iowa judge overturned last year’s fetal heartbeat law, which banned abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.Chapman says his bill addresses what he considers judicial tyranny and overreach.Democratic Sen. Claire Celsi says the bill is a response to GOP frustrations over their lack of progress in the courts.last_img

Wenger: City have it easier than ‘Invincibles’

first_imgArsenal Wenger suggests Guardiola and Man City have it easier than his Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 16:09 12/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Arsenal Manchester City Premier League Arsène Wenger The Gunners boss believes his achievements in 2003-04 were greater than those at the Etihad Stadium because he had less money to work with Arsene Wenger believes Manchester City’s unbeaten class of 2017-18 have it easier than his Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ of 2003-04.The Gunners made history during their last Premier League title triumph as they negotiated an entire top-flight campaign without suffering a defeat.That achievement has not been matched since, but City have made it through 17 games unscathed this term – setting a new record with 15 successive wins along the way . Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Wenger has not sought to rubbish those efforts, but he has pointed out that Pep Guardiola has considerably more funds to work with than he did when taking on the same challenge.“We had no petrol but ideas, they have petrol and ideas,” said the Frenchman.“It can happen but there is still a long way to go.“At the moment I think everything goes for them inside the games but maybe as well they have the quality to turn it in their favour.“They have resources. Money and quality is what I wanted to say and in their management and players they have everything that is needed to be successful. “It’s still not easy, they still have to respect that achievement.”Pep Guardiola Manchester United Manchester CityWhile City have swept aside all before them this season – losing just one dead rubber in the final round of group stage fixtures in the Champions League – Guardiola has endeavoured to curb expectations.The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss considers his side’s current run to be an “exception”, with it highly unlikely that they will emulate an iconic Arsenal side .He told reporters ahead of a home date with Tottenham on Saturday: “That’s [going unbeaten] not going to happen.“That belongs to Arsene Wenger and his amazing Arsenal in 2004. We are going to lose games. “Today there’s a completely different intensity in a lot of games. Now what happened now is an exception. It is not normal what we have done. “We are so happy and will try to fight and maintain it as long as possible, but that is an exception. People, teams and players lose games, that’s going to happen.”last_img read more

Xavi’s Madrid anger: A counter-attack and it’s 3-1… F***!

first_imgReal Madrid v PSG ‘A counter-attack and it’s 3-1… F***!’ – Xavi frustrated by Madrid’s win over PSG Sacha Pisani Last updated 1 year ago 16:00 2/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(76) Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid PSG Champions League 14022018 Getty Real Madrid v PSG Real Madrid PSG UEFA Champions League The former Barcelona star was left annoyed by the result in the Champions League and feels that the scoreline was an “injustice” Former Barcelona star Xavi did not hold back in his assessment of Paris Saint-Germain’s defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu, describing the 3-1 Champions League loss to Real Madrid as an “injustice”.European titleholders Madrid scored twice in the final seven minutes to take command of the last-16 tie after Wednesday’s opening leg in the Spanish capital.AdChoices广告PSG broke the deadlock thanks to Adrien Rabiot in the 33rd-minute before Cristiano Ronaldo converted a penalty on the stroke of half-time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The French visitors controlled proceedings in the second half but sensationally collapsed during the closing stages as Ronaldo and Marcelo condemned PSG to a two-goal defeat.Reflecting on the result, Xavi – now playing for Al Sadd in Qatar – was less than impressed with Madrid’s performance against the Ligue 1 leaders.”Madrid have something,” Xavi told So Foot . “Against them, you can never miss your chance, otherwise they will punish you. But the worst thing is that they hurt the opponent with nothing.”A counter-attack is enough for them to take things into their own hands. The game ends and you look at the score and say ‘F***, 3-1, how did they do that?'”You almost think it’s an injustice that PSG lost by such a big margin because it was a game that should have ended 1-1, 2-2 or 2-1 for PSG.”  #ICICESTPARIS pic.twitter.com/CRyK9eaRh4 — PSG English (@PSG_English) February 17, 2018 The former Barcelona star went on to say that Madrid are not a club that worries about playing well, with Los Blancos focused only on finding a way to win.”It’s inexplicable, Real Madrid didn’t play, but still won,” Xavi continued. “I saw the broadcast on Spanish television with [former Madrid player and coach Jorge] Valdano and he said something very true.”In this match there were several phases, very different from each other, and there was a moment in which PSG dominated clearly.”During those siege minutes in the Madrid area, it was at that precise moment that PSG should have scored the second.”Xavi added: “Were Madrid superior to PSG? For me, no, but they don’t care if they are superior, if they dominate or are dominated.”Their philosophy is simply to win. That is what makes them so difficult to play against in the [Estadio Santiago] Bernabeu, for example. PSG played like Barca.”PSG responded to their loss in Madrid with a 5-2 win over Strasbourg in Ligue 1, but the French league leaders have a tough stretch of the season ahead. Unai Emery’s side face Marseille in back-to-back matches, one in the cup and one in the league, before welcoming Madrid to Parc des Princes on March 6.last_img read more

Gattuso hopes to continue run as Milan boss

first_imgUEFA Europa League Gattuso hoping to continue with ‘great honour’ of coaching Milan Sacha Pisani Last updated 1 year ago 10:32 2/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gennaro Gattuso AC Milan Europa League Marco Luzzani UEFA Europa League Milan Milan v Ludogorets Ludogorets The Serie A side’s boss was asked about his future after the club’s unbeaten run extended to 11 matches across all competitions Gennaro Gattuso said he would like to remain head coach on a permanent basis after guiding AC Milan through to the Europa League round of 16.Gattuso was promoted from his role with the Primavera youth team to take charge of the senior side until the end of the season after Vincenzo Montella was sacked in November.The former Milan midfielder has overseen an upturn in fortunes, with the Italian outfit unbeaten in 11 matches across all competitions following Thursday’s 1-0 victory over Ludogorets, which sealed a 4-0 aggregate win. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Asked about his future after sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli said he wanted Gattuso to remain at the club next season, the tenacious 40-year-old told Sky Sport Italia: “You have to ask the club that.”I always give the same answers, because it’s what I believe.”It is a great honour for me to be the Milan coach. It’s a lot of pressure and responsibility too, but I like that.”I am eternally grateful to Mirabelli and Fassone for giving me this opportunity and I hope it continues.”Fabio Borini scored the only goal of the game at San Siro as Milan eased past the Bulgarian champions in the Europa League.Patrick Cutrone teed up Borini in the first half for Milan, who made it four successive wins in all competitions.That’s it! We’re through to the #Roundof16 ! Andiamo agli Ottavi!!! #ACMLUD 1-0 (agg: 4-0)21′ @borinifabio29 #UEL #weareateam pic.twitter.com/6e5pL7hBhe — AC Milan (@acmilan) February 22, 2018 “I did not want to concede and trusted that the defence would play well,” Gattuso said post-match. “It seemed like an easy match but I wasn’t relaxed because I know these types of games can change quickly. Yet, we were on top of things and did everything not to concede.”[Riccardo] Montolivo played his second match in three days and did very well. [Manuel] Locatelli can still give more. [Cristian] Zapata had not played since the match against Rijeka and responded positively. Also [Jose] Mauri gave a decent performance. I’m pleased with [Nikola] Kalinic. Andre Silva would have like to score but regardless of that he played a good game.”Cutrone only needs to improve a couple of things and he could also play on the wing. Since I arrived, Borini has never given up, he plays English football, very intense and gives always his all.”Milan will find out their draw for the last 16 on Friday.last_img read more

The Best Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

first_imgAt this point, Christmas is a mere two days away. We’ll admit it: our shopping isn’t totally done, so we understand if you have to run around today and tomorrow looking for last-minute gifts. Hopefully you have most of your big ticket items already (although we’re not judging if you don’t) and just need to buy those little packages of fun. Of course we’re talking about stocking stuffers, small, slightly thoughtful gifts that are fairly useful in most cases. Because we know you’re running around like a crazy person trying to wrap up (see what we did there) the rest of your holiday shopping, here are seven stocking stuffer ideas perfect for anyone on your list.Mini LiquorsPerhaps the most coveted of the stocking stuffers because who doesn’t want to receive the gift of booze on Christmas Day? For someone who loves one type of poison in particular, buy him or her a variety of the same type of liquor. Get a smorgasbord of alcohol if the receiver doesn’t discriminate.SocksSocks are one of those things that are no fun to buy for yourself but kind of awesome to receive. We say have fun with it and give a few colorful Richer Poorer pairs.Lottery TicketsThese are always an entertaining stocking stuffer. Just make sure whoever you give them to agrees to split the winnings.RazorSure the disposable kind still makes a great stocking stuffer, but maybe you should upgrade your bro, man or nephew with something a little nicer this year. Not only does The Art of Shaving’s Chrome Heavyweight Safety Razor look badass, he’ll never want to go back to disposables after seeing how well it works.CondomsLet’s be honest, you can never have too many of these. Although be careful whose stocking you stuff – your brother with 100 kids might not appreciate the joke.Card HolderEvery man needs a slim wallet for days he wears a suit, so this is a gift anyone will appreciate. We love Miansai’s handsome, two-tone leather version.SoapUse this opportunity to introduce someone to a favorite grooming brand of yours. Don’t have one? The good folks at Juniper Ridge travel into the California wilderness to distill fragrances from plants, moss, mushrooms and anything else that will make your shower smell amazing. We love Inyo Trail Crew Soap, made from the goodness of the Cali desert mountains.[Lead image via Caffay Way] Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workouts The Best Drinks to Pair With Your Favorite Food Shows Should Bars Be Kid and Dog-Friendly? We Asked the Experts How Often Should You Wash Your Hair? We Asked the Experts 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Land Purchases Will Enhance Parks Protected Areas

first_img 592 acres parallel to, and west of, Panuke Lake, Halifax Co., from Atlantic Star for $1,039,552 90 acres near Welton Lake, Cumberland Co., from Atlantic Star for $108,000 677 acres within the Cobequid Mountain-South Cobequid Foothills, from Atlantic Star for $505,019 231 acres along the St. Mary’s River, from the Dehaan family for $225,225 115 acres near Seashore lands in Cape Breton County and adjacent to three patches of land that are proposed to become Fourchu Wilderness Area, from the Kiefner family for $225,000 76 acres in Cape Breton County, adjacent to three patches of land that are proposed to be protected as Fourchu Wilderness Area, from K. MacDougall and K. Gillis $160,000 147.5 acres along the Cabot Trail, within lands that are proposed to be protected, from the Niendorf family for $122,000 298 acres adjacent to a provincial park reserve and near the Ship Harbour-Long Lake Wilderness Area, from the Prest family for $273,000 Investing in important lands will benefit wildlife and their habitats and help Nova Scotia reach, and surpass, its goal of protecting at least 12 per cent of its lands. Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau released details today, March 28, on land purchases made as part of the plan for parks and protected areas. “Nova Scotia’s most important spaces need to be protected from development and potentially harmful human activity,” said Mr. Belliveau. “These lands contain vital wildlife habitats, mature forests, and popular recreational-use areas. Other lands are relatively untouched by human activity and need to remain that way. These purchases will greatly enhance our protected areas system.” The purchases were made using $6.5 million allotted in the 2012-2013 budget to help the province meet its goal to protect 12 per cent of its lands by 2015. The purchases, 2,226.5 acres, are: Sale prices were based on certified appraisals of fair market value. The lands are included in the Parks and Protected Areas Plan, which is open for public comments until May 1. “With these land purchases, the Nova Scotia government continues to build upon its excellent reputation as being a leader in Canada for nature conservation,” said Chris Miller, national conservation biologist for the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. “These properties are smart choices for conservation, containing old forest, species-at-risk habitat, and frontage on significant lakes and waterways.” More information on the plan and ways to provide feedback are located at www.novascotia.ca/parksandprotectedareas .last_img read more

Shiv Sena responsible for downfall of Marathi language MLC

first_imgMumbai: Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council, Kapil Patil, Friday blamed the Shiv Sena for the “downfall” of Marathi language in the state. He was speaking in the Upper House of the Legislature over the proposal for grant of classical status to Marathi language and issues related to its conservation. “Despite being in power for so many years, Shiv Sena has done nothing for the conservation of Marathi language. The language used for legal agreements with its staff and contract employees is English and not Marathi but the party always boasts of being a supporter of Marathi,” he said. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: Shah The Sena is responsible for the downfall of Marathi language in the state and in various government offices, he alleged. The Lok Bharati Party legislator also objected to the recommendations made by the mathematics committee of the Maharashtra State Bureau of Textbook Production and Curriculum Research (Balbharati) in the method of teaching/studying of numericals in Marathi above 20. This new reading style has been introduced in all Class II Marathi mathematics textbooks from this academic year. Also Read – Prohibitory orders lifted from Mumbai’s stir-hit Aarey Colony “It is a regressive decision. It means you do not want a maid’s son or daughter to grow and become an IAS officer or a successful person in life. You want the maid’s children to remain domestic helps throughout their lives,” he said. “Such an important decision was not even discussed on any platform. Why no debate or discussion was held to sensitise people about it?” he asked. He demanded that the Marathi medium schools should get at least 50 per cent subsidy. “At present, schools do not even get proper funding and they are in poor condition,” Patil said.last_img read more