On the market for a new camera that shoots high frame rates? We’ve got you covered with this list of options.Top image from TheOneRing.netI’ve believed for sometime now that high frame rate is going to be a big part of the future of cinema, we just need a few other things to happen first. For example, we need glasses free 3D, binaural sound, brighter HFR enabled projectors and filmmakers willing to experiment. Interestingly enough, as TubeFilter writes, YouTube has long been an advocate for high frame rate and now offers HFR options.One note before we begin… our list is made up of digital cameras that are used as the A or B Camera, but also offer some type of high frame rate recording. So no Phantom Flex 4K, which is an insanely impressive camera. With that said, here is our list of the best options for high frame rate filmmaking broken down by the major camera manufactures.ARRIFirst up on our list is ARRI, the industry standard manufacturer. If you’re watching an Academy Award-winning film or a big tent pole film, chances are it was shot on an ARRI cinema camera. All three models listed below offer filmmakers high frame rates, from 1 to 120 depending on format and recording resolution. For most filmmakers, the only way we’ll get to shoot on an ARRI is if we have some substantial backing, because these cameras, including the new ALEXA Mini, are anything but cheap.AMIRA PREMIUM1-100 fps 1K & 2K1-60 fps 4KPRICE: $45,000ALEXA XT PLUS1-120 fps 1K1-60 fps 2K1-120 fps DNxHD1-120 fps ARRIRAWPRICE: $70,940ALEXA MINI1-200 fps ProRes HD1-120 fps ARRIRAWPRICE: $45,000Here is is a high frame rate video sample directly from ARRI.REDRED has been climbing up the ranks in the Hollywood production scene for some time now. It’s not surprising when you consider that A-list directors such as David Fincher and Steven Soderbergh back the camera manufacturer. However, unlike the ARRI series of cameras, the RED line of cams offer a much broader range of frame rate flexibility.WEAPON DRAGON1-100 fps 6K1-120 fps 5K, 4.5K1-150 fps 4K1-200 fps 3K1-300 fps 2KPRICE: $67,500EPIC-M DRAGON1-100 fps 6K1-120 fps 5K, 4.5K1-150 fps 4K1-200 fps 3K1-300 fps 2KPRICE: $44,160 (Pro Collection)SCARLET DRAGON1-12 fps 6K1-48 fps 5K, 4.5K1-60 fps 4K1-80 fps 3K1-120 fps 2KPRICE: $20,340 (Canon Collection)In this video from Alksander Fremstad Askim, we get some great HFR footage at 300 fps in 2K.SONYSony cameras are popular in Hollywood — especially the F65, which was used for films such as Oblivion, After Earth, and Lucy. Sony has been in the high frame rate filmmaking game for a long time and they have the best frame rate range of all the cameras on this list. The only downside with Sony is that you usually have to purchase an add-on to capture HFR at higher resolutions.F651-60 fps 4K1-120 fps 2K1-120 fps HDPRICE: $65,000F551-60 fps 4K1-120 fps 2K1-120 fps HDPRICE: $28,900FS7001-60 fps 4K1-240 fps 2K1-960 fps HDPRICE: $4,999PRICE: $2,200 (HXR Interface Unit for 2K & 4K RAW Recording)Here is video from Naive Studio showing off the ability of the FS700.CANONCanon has been in the camera game for a long time and they offer the widest variety of camera options. from professional to consumer. While the C500 will give you the widest range in terms of frame rate flexibility, the C300 does offer up to 60 fps for a much cheaper price point.C5001-60 fps 4K1-120 fps 2K & HDPRICE: $15,999C3001-60 fps 2K & HDPRICE: $6,9995D MARK III1-60 fps HDPRICE: $2,499In the following video, Magnanimous Media collaborates with fashion photographer Billy Rood to test the Canon C500’s capabilities at 4K Half Raw 120fps.BLACKMAGIC DESIGNThe newcomer on the block, Blackmagic Design has developed a line of cameras that give you incredible image quality at a price that wont kill your budget. The URSA and URSA Mini are incredible cameras that offer an impressive frame rate range while also giving you the ability to shoot in 4K. I think it’s safe to say that Blackmagic is here to stay — and they’re here to change the game and how it’s played.URSA 4.6K1-120 fps 4K RAW1-150 fps HDPRICE: $7,495URSA MINI1-60 fps 4K RAW1-160 fps HDPRICE: $2,995MICRO CINEMA CAMERA1-60 fps HDPRICE: $995To show off the power of the URSA, here’s a video from Louder Than Words.Let’s Slow Things Down on Our OwnTwixtor ProIf you have footage that you shot at anywhere from 60-250 fps, but you want to slow it down even more, then Twixtor Pro is for you. This plugin can be used with a long list of software that include After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Avid, Resolve, and many more. Just be aware that Twixtor isn’t a free plugin and can set you back some.PRICE: $595Final Cut Pro Optical FlowOptical Flow is a retiming tool within Final Cut Pro X. What’s amazing is that it can deliver some really impressive slow motion effects to your footage by retiming them directly within the app without the need for a plugin.Want more content on cameras? Then check out these articles from PremiumBeat.Just How Expensive Are Real Cinema Lenses?Sony Product Announcement: 4 Full-Frame E-Mount Lenses for A-Series CamerasWhy You Should Be Investing In Fully Manual LensesDo you use any of these cameras? Have you had experience shooting HFR? Let us know all about it in comments below.
One of the most highly expected releases of this year is Thala Ajith Kumar-starrer Vivegam, which is directed by Siruthai Siva. When the makers released the first look poster of Vivegam, it sent fans into a tizzy. Sporting a muscular look, Ajith broke the internet for several reasons.After teasing the fans with stylish pictures of Ajith Kumar, we hear an interesting news regarding the teaser of Vivegam. According to a report in Behindwoods, producer Thiyagarajan of Sathya Jyothi has confirmed that the teaser will be unveiled on Thala’s birthday, as a treat to his fans. Now that’s something exciting, isn’t it?Earlier this month, Siva took to Twitter to share a stylish picture of Ajith, which went viral on the web.Directed by Siva, Vivegam marks Ajith’s third collaboration with the director after the commercial success of Veeram and Vedalam. In the film, Ajith will be seen as a suave Interpol officer.Tipped to be a spy thriller, the film also stars Kajal Aggarwal and Akshara Haasan in important roles, while Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi will be playing the prime antagonist. Vivegam is expected to release on August 10.Made on a lavish budget, Vivegam was predominating shot in exotic locations.ALSO READ: Baahubali 2 | An emotional SS Rajamouli bids farewell to team on Twitter ALSO READ: Prabhas plays triple role in SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2? ALSO READ: After Baahubali 2, Karan Johar to launch Prabhas in Bollywood?
It is hard to view Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane’s playing career as anything other than outstanding. Arguably the finest midfielder of his generation, he would feature in many all-time best elevens.But Saturday’s Champions League final against his former club Juventus is a reminder that the Frenchman hasn’t quite had it all his own way.When Juve signed Zidane from French club Bordeaux in 1996 they had just been crowned champions of Europe. The midfielder was the man they hoped would help ensure more Champions League success.Italian rivals AC Milan had just won Europe’s top trophy three times in close succession and, in an era when Serie A was Europe’s undisputed top league, Juventus wanted, perhaps needed, to follow suit and dominate the continent.But it never happened – Juve lost two finals during the Zidane era, and his solitary Champions League success would come with Real in 2002.In 1997, Juve lost 3-1 to Borussia Dortmund in the final, with the Frenchman largely ineffective, marked out of the game by Scottish midfielder Paul Lambert.The following year Juve were back in the final for the third season in a row, only to lose 1-0 to Real, Predrag Mijatovic’s goal providing the Spanish club’s first European title in 32 years.”Moments like that are tough and sad, but they’re part and parcel of any footballer’s career and you’ve got to accept them. I’m just happy I got to win the competition later with Real Madrid. All careers leave you with both good and bad memories,” Zidane said recently.advertisementThe pain was soon eased for Zidane, who that summer won the World Cup in his homeland with France, but his final three years at Juve were a let-down in terms of trophies.Zidane had been part of two title-winning teams in his opening two years at the club, but his last three years brought only the obscure UEFA Intertoto Cup.When he made his then world record 75 million euro transfer to Real in 2001, Juve fans were saddened but there was no outrage.Indeed, the transfer fee helped the club bring in three players who would deliver a renewed period of domestic dominance – goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, French defender Lilian Thuram from Parma and, most importantly, Czech midfielder Pavel Nedved from Lazio.Nedved achieved a rapport with the Juve fans that Zidane never quite managed to reach – although his team-mates from that era never fail to speak with fondness of his time in Turin.”He was always in sync with everybody because he wanted to help each one of his teammates despite his stunning technique,” says former Juve forward Alessandro Del Piero.”I didn’t expect him to become a manager but it could have been predicted given that he was always able to read the game. That’s why he always takes the best decisions as a manager and that’s why he has won everything so far,” he said.Zidane, who lived quietly in the countryside during his time in Italy, remains liked and respected among the Juve faithful. But on Saturday they will be hoping Massimo Allegri’s team can deliver the very same trophy the Frenchman failed to secure.
World number one Andy Murray has voiced his support for changes designed to speed up tennis being tested at the inaugural Next Generation ATP Finals in Milan this November.The tournament for the leading tour players aged 21 and under will feature a new scoring system, no lets, limited medical time-outs and shot clocks as the men’s governing body seeks ways to appeal to younger audiences.The scoring system is the most radical change to the traditional format, with five-set matches decided through first-to-four-game sets, instead of the usual six, with tiebreaks played at 3-3.”Tennis is doing very well right now but that doesn’t necessarily mean that’s going to be the case in the future, so I think it’s important to try new formats, different scoring systems and see if it works,” Murray told reporters.”It is good to try new things… at least it’s trying something different. You have to give credit for doing that, because tennis has often been accused of being too traditional, not wanting to try new things.”The only new rule that Murray specifically opposed was the no-advantage scoring rule, where each game will be decided by a sudden-death point at deuce.”I would prefer to try a shorter set with the same scoring, rather than the sudden-death deuce points,” Murray added.
The Honor 9 Lite was an extremely popular affordable smartphone last year. This is because it offered an attractive design combined with dependable performance and decent quad cameras. Honor has made some of the best-looking phones in the budget segment, which is why the Honor 10 Lite makes for a promising start to 2019. The phone succeeds the Honor 9 Lite and is a stripped down version of the Honor 10 flagship. The Honor 10 Lite price and availability in India will reportedly be announced in mid-January.Update: Honor has now sent out invites for the launch of the Honor 10 Lite on Tuesday, January 15. Flipkart has also revealed the launch date which means the phone will be sold on the e-commerce platform much like the Honor 9 Lite.The Honor 10 Lite has been available in China for a couple of months now. While it is technically part of the Honor 10 family, its design is quite different to the flagship, primarily because it brings a waterdrop notch. The Honor 10 Lite is, in fact, Honor’s first phone in India with a droplet-style notch, and it also happens to be the brand’s first phone top ship with Android Pie. These features combined with a premium design and a capable mid-range Kirin 710 chipset should make for a good start to 2019 for the Huawei sub-brand.The Honor 10 Lite is expected to fall under Rs 15,000 in India. Like the Honor 9 Lite, the Honor 10 Lite may be a Flipkart-exclusive, but there is no mention of that just yet. Ahead of its official launch, I got to spend some time with the Honor 10 Lite and here are my first impressions.advertisementHonor is well known for offering attractive smartphones and the Honor 10 Lite sticks to that winning formula. The rear panel curves around the side so that it sits comfortably in the hand. The panel will trick you into believing its glass, but it is actually plastic. It doesn’t feel cheap, however, and thanks to an 8 layer process the plastic feels good to touch. There’s a fingerprint sensor on the back which is placed in a sweet spot that makes it easy for the index finger to reach. The frame also gets a plastic coating with a glossy finish. The volume buttons and power buttons placed on the right side have a nice click feel to it. The hybrid SIM slot (nano + nano/microSD card) is placed on the top. The bottom sees a speaker grille, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a micro-USB port, which is getting increasingly disappointing to see now that we’re in 2019. Since Honor has used a lot of plastic here, the Honor 10 Lite is funnily enough a pretty lightweight phone.Moving on to the display, which is arguably one of the biggest highlights of the Honor 10 Lite. It gets a Dewdrop notch, which means a small curved water droplet-shaped notch on the top of the display. The curve is narrow and deep, but still non-intrusive. There’s a chin as well, which Honor claims is thinner than most other phones. It certainly does not hurt the eyes, which is good news. What’s interesting is that Honor has hidden the ambient light and proximity sensors in the chin rather than the waterdrop notch on top. I’m a little concerned about the palm covering the sensors during day-to-day usage, but I’ll have more on that in a full review.That leaves over 91 per cent of the front that is all display. The Honor 10 Lite sports a 6.21-inch screen with a FHD+ resolution. The panel offers deep and oversaturated colours, which looks good but may feel a bit too much for some who prefer more natural shades. The panel seems to offer good brightness levels, but I haven’t tested it under various lighting conditions just yet.The Honor 10 Lite gets a mid-range Kirin 710 chipset, which is an octa-core processor that clocks at up to 2.2GHz. The chipset runs four lower clocked cores that are used to rum simple applications and helps conserve battery life. The other four cores run at peak clock speed that kicks in for heavier usage like playing graphic intensive games. It’s a dependable chipset that has been known to perform well in the Honor 8X previously. This is also the first Honor phone to ship with GPU Turbo 2.0 that promises to bring Down jitter rate by 88 per cent.Out of the box, everything tends to work smoothly – apps open in a snap and there is a good amount of fluidity while browsing through the UI. But we will know how the Honor 10 Lite truly performs after pushing it intensively, so do come back for our full review.advertisement The Honor 10 Lite is the company’s first smartphone in India to ship with Android 9 Pie with Huawei’s custom EMUI 9 on top. This means the phone is not only on the latest version of Android, but it also gets some Pie-based features like Digital Wellbeing, which is called Digital Balance here. It doesn’t get other Pie features like Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness as Huawei’s skin is far more layered and customised than some others. You do get a cleaner navigation gesture and the ability to hide the notch as well.AI is pretty much infused all throughout the phone, but it’s more explicit with the cameras. The Honor 10 Lite gets AI-backed dual cameras with a 13MP + 2MP configuration. The primary lens gets a f/1.8 aperture, which is wider than the Honor 9 Lite’s f/2.0 aperture. So expect better low-light photos with this phone. The cameras capture photos with some AI help on default although you can easily toggle the AI mode off on the camera app. With AI enabled, the camera will automatically tweak the setting depending on what it recognises. The rear camera can recognise over 20 scenes. It also supports AIS (AI-based stability) and the camera app gets a dedicated Night mode as well.Unlike the Honor 9 Lite which got dual front cameras, the Honor 10 Lite only gets a single camera up front. But it is a big 24MP Sony IMX 576 sensor so you can expect some crisp selfies. Additionally, the front camera is also AI-backed with support for 8 scene recognition modes and AI Groupfies. Based on a few outdoor shots of flowers and natural sceneries, I gathered that photos show a lot of oversaturated colours even with AI turned off. I’ll have more to say about the cameras under various conditions in a detailed review.Lastly, we have a 3,400mAh battery inside the device that should offer a full day worth of usage. The Honor 10 Lite offers some aggressive battery saving modes that can really squeeze a lot if juice out of the battery. Unfortunately, there is no fast charging support here, but Honor says the phone takes less than two hours to charge from zero to 100 per cent which is apparently better than the Realme U1. We will have more on the battery performance in an in-depth review.The Honor 10 Lite will primarily go up against the likes of the Realme U1, Nokia 6.1 Plus and Redmi 6 Pro, among others. It’s clear that the Honor 10 Lite builds on a working formula for the company that includes offering an attractive design, a great display and a dependable performance. Whether this formula pays off is something we will know in our full review, so do stay tuned for that.ALSO READ | Honor 10 Lite India launch reportedly happening in mid-JanuaryALSO READ | Honor View 20 with 25MP front camera set to launch in India on January 29
Brief Scores: India (324/4) beat New Zealand (234) by 90 runs to take 2-0 lead in 5-match series. Bracewell (57), Kuldeep (4/45), Bhuvneshwar (2/42) (SCORECARD)India crushed New Zealand by 90 runs in the second ODI at Mount Maunganui on Saturday to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Rohit Sharma top-scored with 87 while Kuldeep Yadav starred with the ball to script India’s fourth win in five one-day internationals this year.Chasing a mammoth 325, New Zealand were never really in the hunt against a top quality Indian bowling attack. Martin Guptill was dropped by MS Dhoni in the third over the chase but he failed to capitalise on the dropped chance and fell for 15.Kane Williamson, Colin Munro and Ross Taylor – three of New Zealand’s biggest hopes in the steep chase – were sent back to the dressing room even before the 18th over had been bowled. Williamson looked far from his best and perished to Mohammed Shami while the dangerous Taylor, who had hit six successive half-centuries before the ODI series against India, fell to the part-time off-spin of Kedar Jadhav.India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI: HighlightsIf New Zealand expected Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls and Colin de Grandhomme to put up a fight against India, they had every reason to be disappointed.Another brilliant performance by the Men in Blue. #TeamIndia wrap the second ODI, win by 90 runs. 2-0 #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/2fTF9uQ5JMBCCI (@BCCI) January 26, 2019Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami had bowled brilliantly with the new ball to keep New Zealand in check before the wrist spinnrs took over.advertisementYuzvendra Chahal, who had destroyed Australia with a six-wicket haul in the series decider in Melbourne, struck to remove Colin Munro and paralyse New Zealand further. Kuldeep Yadav, who took four wickets in the first ODI, was the star of the bowling attack again.On Saturday, Kuldeep took another four-wicket haul to grind New Zealand to the dust. He was in fact on a hat-trick in his sixth over when he snared Nicholls and Ish Sodhi off successive balls.Having slipped to 166 for 8, it was only a matter of time before New Zealand crashed to a heavy defeat even as Doug Bracewell scored his maiden ODI fifty.Earlier in the day, India had won the toss and decided to bat on a flat pitch. Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan put together their 14th 100-run partership and laid the platform for a huge score. After Dhawan fell for 66, all eyes were on Rohit, who was on the verge of his 23rd ODI hundred.However, Rohit failed to keep a pull short down and holed out to de Grandhomme off Lockie Ferguson for 87.Despite Rohit’s dismissal, the strong Indian batting line-up continued to dominate New Zealand’s hapless bowlers. Virat Kohli, who has been rested for the final two ODIs and the T20I series on the tour, looked good for his 43 while Ambati Rayudu scored 47.MS Dhoni (48 not out off 33 balls) and Kedar Jadhav (22 not out off 10 balls) put the finishing touches as India finished with their highest ODI total in the last 10 years.India and New Zealand will return to Mount Maunganui on Monday for the third ODI and the hosts will quickly need to work out how to stop this formidable Indian team riding high on a successful tour of Australia.Also Read | Virat Kohli’s batsmen create history in Mount MaunganuiAlso Read | Rohit-Dhawan surpass Tendulkar-Sehwag with 14th-century standAlso Read | Dhoni misses 4th straight fifty, Rohit falls short of 23rd hundredAlso Read | Dhoni, quick as a flash, stumps Taylor. Awestruck fans can’t keep calm
It’s Tuesday of Bedlam week, and I am already spent. I don’t know how we’re supposed to do this for four more days! There are so many different ways to think about, look at and write about this game, but I thought what Mike Gundy (and others) said on Monday was apropos.“I think what’s encouraging for the state of Oklahoma is that for a considerable number of times over the last six years, these two schools have gotten together to decide a conference championship,” said Gundy.“I don’t think we can ask for anything else.”Yes. The CFB Playoff dream has flown away and the college football world is focused on pretty much every other conference title game. So we get this largely to ourselves. And like Gundy said, what more could we want?Two teams having won a combined 15 straight games. Mason Rudolph (21-5 as a starter) and Baker Mayfield (20-4 as a starter). Mixon and Perine. Hill and Carson. Dede and The President. An array of pros all over the field. This is a big time game, no matter how much attention it is paid nationally.“We have four million people and we don’t have professional football in the state; although, of course everybody loves Dallas right now,” added Gundy. “As you watch over the last week and a half when they put up the College Football Playoff standings and you have Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in that top 10, that’s a tremendous financial and marketing advantage for those universities and the state of Oklahoma.”OU defensive end Ogbonnia Okoronkwo is from Texas, and even he is starting to realize the massive importance Bedlam holds for both OU and the Big 12.“It’s for who’s the best team in the state …” said Okoronkwo. “I feel like this is just as big of a rivalry as it is going to Dallas and the Cotton Bowl playing Texas. This is big, it’s for bragging rights.”Okoronkwo has been talking trash with former HS teammates on #OKState’s team. Says this game is just as big as OU/Texas to him. #Sooners— SoonerScoop.com (@SoonerScoop) November 28, 2016“Just like Texas man, I don’t like em because my teammates don’t like em’,” added OU tackle Orlando Brown. “The guys from Oklahoma, they don’t like Oklahoma State normally and that’s just how it goes. And I go to OU so whoever y’all hate I hate.”Sports hate, of course (I think). Zac Veatch summed it up well, too.“It’s exciting,” said Cowboy Back Zac Veatch. “We wouldn’t want it any other way. We have prepared well. We are going to go down and play for the Big 12”Oklahoma State safety Jordan Sterns acknowledged the importance of Saturday, but he also said it hasn’t affected the way he is going about his week.“The game itself is huge,” said Sterns. “It’s for the state of Oklahoma, but for me it’s just a game. I prepare for OU the same way I prepare for everyone else. I don’t like to look at them any different than any other team so I’m going to go out there and play hard for my teammates regardless.“There’s going to be a lot of people there and it’s going to be loud. For us though, we’ve just got to go out there and keep doing what we’ve been doing all year and hopefully that will help lead us to a victory.”A victory.I don’t think we can ask for anything else.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Premier League Silva sacked as Watford blame Everton approach for Premier League slump Robin Bairner Last updated 1 year ago 18:33 1/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Premier League Watford Everton The 40-year-old Portuguese was put in charge of the Hornets only last May, but after an alarming run of form has been jettisoned Watford have announced that they have parted company with manager Marco Silva.The 40-year-old former Hull City boss had been regarded as one of the outstanding managers of the first half of the Premier League season and was heavily courted by Everton.However, his side have since endured a dramatic slump that has seen them drop to 10th, just five points above the relegation zone. 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 On Saturday, the Hornets went tamely down 2-0 to Leicester City, although the Portuguese insisted that he did not fear for his position after just one win in eight Premier League matches. “My position? I don’t lose my focus from the situation,” Silva said. “My job is to work hard, together with my players, to improve. The board know my opinion about everything. It’s not the best moment but the Premier League is 38 games, not only the last 10.”Watford are pinning the blame of their side’s decline on Everton’s interest in their manager.”The club is convinced the appointment of Silva was the right one and had it not been for the unwarranted approach by a Premier League rival for his services we would have continued to prosper under his leadership,” a statement released by the club reads.”The catalyst for this decision is that unwarranted approach, something which the Board believes has seen a significant deterioration in both focus and results to the point where the long-term future of Watford FC has been jeopardised.”For the security and success of the football club, the board believes it has to make a change. “The club will seek to make a swift appointment and there will be no further comment until that appointment has been made.”Silva, whose work with Hull last season was commended despite being unable to save the club from relegation, oversaw 26 matches for Watford, winning eight and suffering 13 defeats. At their highest point this season, they were fourth in the standings.Their first test without him is an FA Cup trip to Southampton next weekend. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Press Trust of India KolkataAugust 2, 2019UPDATED: August 2, 2019 23:29 IST Delhi HC postponed the hearing on the dual elections conducted by two warring factions of AAI. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDelhi HC delayed hearing on AAI dual elections by a weekFurther delay by the Delhi HC leaves AAI on verge of suspension by the World ArcheryThe world body had earlier set July 31 as the deadline to end the deadlockThe Delhi High Court on Friday postponed the hearing on the dual elections conducted by two warring factions of the Archery Association of India (AAI) by a week.The postponement has left the national federation at the mercy of World Archery.Hearing a PIL in the Rahul Mehra versus Union of India & Ors, a Delhi HC Special Bench comprising Justice S Murlidhar and Najmi Waziri on July 27 had fixed the matter for arguments on August 2.The world body, which had given a July 31 deadline to sort out the mess of AAI, is currently closed because of the Swiss National Day and a decision on suspension may be expected on Monday.”Office is closed so a decision will be made Monday or after that,” a World Archery official told PTI from Lausanne.A response is awaited from the World Archery, which had earlier de-listed AAI as a member and threatened to suspend and not allow Indian archers to compete in international competitions if the court does not give an order by July 31.A suspension would mean that the Indian archers might not be able to represent the country at the Asian Championships in Bangkok in November, which is also a continental qualification tournament for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.With less than a year to go for the Olympics, the fancied Indian women’s team is yet to book a quota place for the Tokyo Games, while the men have secured qualification at the World Championships in Netherlands last month.There is more bad news for the Indian archers as the Sports Authority of India has notified the selection trials for the Asian Championships at a short notice. It is to be held in Sonepat from August 7-11.advertisement”We were intimated with less than a week to go before the trials. Many of us have written to the SAI to postpone it,” a senior Indian archer told PTI.”Olympics is less than a year to go and there’s absolutely no planning. How will they expect us to get a medal. We don’t have a coach. To add to that, there is the suspension threat. With so much going on, we are not able to focus properly,” the archer rued.The AAI body led by Union minister Arjun Munda has also shot off a letter to SAI to postpone the trials.”It has given me immense astonishment and disappointment to know that the Open trials are being organised by SAI with just eight days notice. It is a matter of grave concern,” Munda wrote in a letter to SAI secretary general, a copy of which is accessed by PTI.”I hope you will take note of my apprehension seriously and act accordingly in the interest of Indian archery,” he added.Also Read | Deepika Kumari settles for silver in 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games test eventAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Archery Association of IndiaFollow World archery AAI hearing further delayed, suspension looms largeWorld Archery, which had given a July 31 deadline to sort out the mess of AAI, is currently closed because of the Swiss National Day and a decision on AAI suspension may be expected on Monday.advertisement Next
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Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee congratulated East Bengal and wished the club would bring more laurels to the country as it marked a century of its existence in the football arena on Thursday.”East Bengal Club turns 100 and touches a new milestone. Journeying through long, long years ever since July 1920, the East Bengal Club is now celebrating its centenary. “The red and gold colour of East Bengal has been a passion among millions of followers over generations and has been a pride of Bengal and the entire country. Legendary personalities and outstanding footballers have been associated with the club over these long years and have contributed remarkably to winning innumerable trophies and laurels for the club and great honour for the football-loving community. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”It is indeed a moment of nostalgia, something to cherish with love, joy and passion for every East Bengal fan,” Banerjee said. Coming down heavily on a recent tweet, she said the remarks about the East Bengal club were “disrespectful”. A controversy broke out when the tweet asked East Bengal supporters if they had ever wondered why they were with that club while being in Bengal. She said: “After listening to this, I feel ashamed. We are proud of East Bengal, Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting and their supporters.” Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayShe added: “Some people feel people from East Bengal can only support the club. There is difference between people of West Bengal and East Bengal.” She said these relationships were beyond all geographic boundaries. Describing the occasion as “historic”, she said the centenary year programmes would continue for a year. The foundation day event on Thursday saw a galaxy of stars, with India’s two iconic former cricket captains, Kapil Dev and Sourav Ganguly, sharing the dias with Bhaichung Bhutia and Sunil Chhetri. Kapil Dev, India’s first World Cup-winning captain, received East Bengal’s highest honour, ‘Bharat Gaurav’. Banerjee also added: “Durand Cup is starting from tomorrow (Friday) and taking place for the first time in Bengal. It is a matter of great pride.” Veteran Olympian Pradip Banerjee was bestowed with the ‘Coach of the Century’ award. Actor Soumitra Chatterjee, who is a long-time friend of PK, was also present.
WINNIPEG — A layer of snow covered the field as the St. John’s Tigers fought off the opposition to win a high school football championship and keep a promise for a former quarterback who was murdered.The last time the Tigers played on Investors Group Field in Winnipeg was in 2016 when Jordan Thomas was the quarterback. The team fell short in that championship game, losing 35-32 to Kildonan East Rivers.It was Thomas’ last game.The 18-year-old football player was stabbed to death in a schoolyard the next year as he walked home with his brother. Another teenager was convicted for the murder.So, at the start of this season, his teammates made a promise: They would do their best to bring the championship home for Thomas.“I constantly talk to our players how the team is a family and when you become a part of the Tiger football team you are bonded with the players for life,” said head coach Grant McMillan.It was a close game Thursday night, with the Elmwood Giants and the Tigers putting everything on the grass.In the last few plays, the Giants had to push the field.But the Tigers had a plan called the victory formation.Their bright orange jerseys standing out on the snow-covered grass, a Tigers player intercepted a Giants’ pass, snapped the ball, and put a knee down to win the game 13-10.The nail-biting win officially broke a 38-year championship drought for the team — and fulfilled their promise.“It felt like we had a thirteenth man on the field, like (Thomas) was watching over us and he was helping us,” said middle linebacker Nick Wakos, 17.“It was really an astonishing feeling.”When Wakos joined the Tigers he said Thomas was a mentor to him and many of the other players. So, when it came time to take a photo with the championship banner, the team decided to lay down the No. 7 jersey — Thomas’ jersey — in front.“It felt great to have that jersey with us because we knew that he was shining down on us and smiling at us while we were playing that day,” Wakos said. “I feel absolutely honoured to say that we fulfilled that promise for Jordan.”The Tigers are one of the founding teams within the Winnipeg High School Football League in 1933. But, until this week, they had only picked up 10 championships — the last one in 1980.McMillan said one of the reasons was the changing demographics of the North End neighbourhood. In recent years, many of the students didn’t grow up watching football and weren’t interested.There were also socioeconomic factors for why the sport wasn’t attracting players. Some students couldn’t afford the equipment or travel expenses.But McMillan said that’s not the full story of their school or team.In his 12 years at the school, there has been a big effort to get kids involved and he’s watched it ripple through the community.“The beautiful thing for me in this process is how the school and the community have been impacted by the success we are having,” he said, adding the stands were packed with supporters and former Tigers’ players during the championship game.Of the 28 players in Grade 9 to Grade 12 that put on the Tigers jersey for a game, MacMillan figured more than half are Indigenous. Many others are from immigrant families and other minority groups.“We would, in my opinion, be one of the most culturally diverse teams, which is a representation of our school,” he said.The championship game was Wakos’ last as a Tiger, but he won’t be getting rid of his cleats. He still throws the ball around working with the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre and hopes to play with the St. James Rods Football Club after graduation.But he’ll never forget what it felt like to end the infamous Tigers’ drought.“We all described it as one of our best days ever,” said Wako. “There was no day that was better than that.”Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press
The United Nations views all forms of FGM as a violation of the rights of women and girls.The practice among the Dawoodi Bohras hit the headlines in 2015 when a court in Australia found two members of the Indian Dawoodi Bohras diaspora community guilty of cutting two girls. A Bohra religious leader was convicted of being an accessory.Since then, more than a dozen Bohra communities in Europe and the United States have passed resolutions against the practice.Although it is not mentioned in the Koran, the Bohras consider Khatna a religious obligation. Debate on the subject has long been taboo, campaigners say. Members of Sri Lanka’s Muslim communities have strongly condemned criticism of ancient cutting rituals performed on girls, saying it should not be classed as female genital mutilation, Thomson Reuters Foundation reported.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), FGM includes all procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. “It is completely false to associate FGM in Africa, where the clitoris is seriously damaged or removed, with khatna in Sri Lanka,” said Jamila Husain, spokesperson for a body representing the 3,000-strong Dawoodi Bohra community in Sri Lanka.“Khatna involves making just the mildest of nicks on foreskin of the clitoris as required by our religion. There is no clinical evidence to show that it has negative health impacts or causes any kind of psychological trauma.” The practice has no health benefits for girls and women, says the WHO, adding it can cause long-term physical and psychological harm. A U.N. report on FGM last year listed 30 countries where cutting is practised, almost all in Africa. However, campaigners believe FGM happens in at least 45 countries and is more widespread in Asia than commonly thought.Members of Sri Lanka’s Moor and Malay Muslim community – which number nearly two million and 60,000 respectively – say it is misleading and damaging to their communities to brand “a nick on the hood or prepuce of the clitoris” as FGM.“We do not mutilate or cut our girls. Our religion requires it and it actually helps to keep the area clean and hygienic and prevents infections,” said Asiff Hussein, vice president at the Centre for Islamic Studies in Sri Lanka. But representatives of Sri Lankan Muslim communities – such as the Dawoodi Bohras, Moor and Malay Muslims – who practice female circumcision or “khatna” – say the procedure their girls undergo cannot be compared to what happens in regions such as Africa, where the practice can involve sewing up the vagina. But two Bohra women interviewed by the Thomson Reuters Foundation said when they underwent the ritual as children it involved damage to the clitoris, and vowed that their daughters would not undergo the khatna.And in India, a group of women from the Dawoodi Bohra community have called for the government to ban the practice.The WHO classifies FGM into four types – full or partial removal of the clitoris, the removal of the inner folds of the vulva plus the removal of the clitoris, narrowing of the vaginal opening through the creation of a seal and pricking, piercing, incising, scraping or cauterising the genital area. “In fact, this procedure actually helps women gain more pleasure during sexual intercourse.”
by The Associated Press Posted Jul 10, 2013 8:05 am MDT Tribune Co. wants to split into separate publishing and broadcasting companies CHICAGO – Tribune Co. said Wednesday that it wants to split its broadcasting and publishing businesses into two companies.Tribune said the move will let one company take advantage of growth in broadcasting and allow the other to focus on newspapers, an industry where revenue has been declining for years.Chicago-based Tribune owns 23 TV stations and cable network WGN America. Earlier this month, it announced plans to buy Local TV Holdings and its 19 television stations for $2.73 billion. It also owns eight daily newspapers, including The Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times.Fellow media company News Corp. completed a split into separate publishing and entertainment companies late last month.Since the split became final on June 28, shares of News Corp., now a standalone publishing company that includes The Wall Street Journal, have edged up about 1 per cent to $15.37 by late trading Wednesday. Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., the entertainment company, have risen about 3 per cent to $29.95.The split would divide a company with a long, storied past. It was founded in 1847 with a hand-cranked print run of 400 copies of the Chicago Tribune. The company founded the WGN broadcasting brand with a radio station in 1924 and TV station in 1948. Tribune first went public in 1983 and expanded through the purchase of newspapers and TV stations. But a debt-heavy acquisition by Chicago real estate mogul Sam Zell in 2007 caused it to file for bankruptcy protection a year later.Tribune, which emerged from bankruptcy protection at the end of 2012, said that over the past several months its board and management have been looking at ways to ensure long-term growth and boost value for its stakeholders.Tribune said in February that it hired a pair of investment banks to help it sell its newspapers. The move was largely at the behest of the group of lenders that took over the company as part of its reorganization.Under the proposal announced Wednesday, the newspapers would be spun off into an independent company to be called Tribune Publishing Co.Alan Mutter, a media consultant and former newspaper editor, said the move “indicates Tribune could not find buyers to pay the price it was hoping to get for its publishing assets.”Tribune’s newspapers have been hurt by an industrywide shift that has driven more advertisers to the Internet. The downturn in print advertising was one of the factors that caused Tribune to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2008.The remaining company, which would keep the Tribune Co. name, would include Tribune’s local television stations; WGN radioand cable networks; its television production, digital and media services ventures; and its interests in Classified Ventures, CareerBuilder, the Food Network and real estate.By holding onto the growing digital classifieds business and the real estate, Tribune Co. is decreasing the value of its newspaper group by at least a third, according to Ken Doctor, a newspaper industry analyst with Outsell Inc. Doctor previously valued Tribune’s newspaper business between $450 million and $700 million.Doctor said he expects Tribune will still try to sell the newspapers individually or as a group, but the spinoff will help clarify its focus on TV assets.“They want to make sure these assets don’t muddy the broadcast play and they set the clock to do that,” Doctor said.Tribune said its board will develop a detailed plan for the split over the next nine to 12 months. After the split is complete, the companies will have separate boards and management. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
I understand it has come from donations of property mainly… from people who have no family and leave the lot to the charitysource on alleged theft Mr Price is alleged to have flown to Spain soon after. He was arrested at Birmingham International Airport on Friday morning.West Midlands Police confirmed a 52-year-old man has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of theft after a complaint from a Birmingham charity.A source said: “He threw an extravagant wedding to his now-wife, which left people asking ‘how did he afford this?'”Apparently the wedding was very extravagant – there were actors breaking into song and everything.”Referring to the allegation that £450,000 had gone missing, the source added: “I understand it has come from donations of property mainly.”It has come from people who have no family and leave the lot to the charity in their wills.”The most recent documents on Companies House show the charity had £2.7million via donations, gifts and legacies last year – with £1million coming from a single will.The charity helped rehome 3,356 dogs last year and has just completed a new £6million facility in Solihull.The charity has several patrons, including the mayors of Birmingham and Solihull, Lord Aylesford and the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police, Dave Thompson. In a statement in the Birmingham Dogs Home’s end of year report, chairman Richard Temple Cox paid tribute to “hero” Mr Price.He thanked trustees for their work on the new facility, adding: “However, the real hero is the chief executive, Simon Price, who attended every design and site meeting over the 13-month contract period.”Dedicating the final section of the letter to Mr Price, he added: “Finally, I record my appreciation to Simon Price for his patience, understanding, support and friendship over the past six years.”We have shared a vision together and I hope not that the legacy of the new home will inspire future generations to extend the distinguishes history of this outstanding charity.”A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “A 52-year-old Solihull man has been arrested on suspicion of theft on morning of 11 November after a complaint was received from a Birmingham charity. An investigation is under way.” The chief executive of an animal charity has been arrested at an airport after £450,000 of donations were allegedly stolen from legacy donations.Simon Price, 52, has been the CEO at Birmingham Dogs Home since 2003 and was described in the chairman’s last statement as “the real hero” of the cause.Suspicions were said to have been raised after he married 37-year-old co-worker Alayna Warner in an extravagant wedding in September, with “people asking ‘how did he afford this?'”, it has been claimed.Trustees at the 122-year-old charity are said to have spoken to him about the missing cash at the end of October. Simon Price was described as ‘the real hero’ at Birmingham Dogs Home by the charity’s chairmanCredit:Dave Evitts/SWNS Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Cristina NeaguJovanka RadičevićKatarina BulatovicWomen’s EHF EURO 2012 Three fantastic matches could be seen by handball fans all around Europe in Novi Sad, where Main Round Group at Women’s EHF EURO 2012 taking place. Romania easily beat Spain 31:26 with good performance of Cristina Neagu, who showed a level before the shoulder injury. In the second match, after three red cards (Knežević, Tomori and Klikovac) and serious injury of Majda Mehmedović, Montenegro beat Hungary 28:26 (15:9) with fantastic series of Katarina Bulatović (8), who scored four times in the last ten minutes.In the third match, Russia and Germany played 26:26. Both teams has still some chance to finish tournament in Belgrade’s Kombank Arena.STANDING:Montenegro 6Hungary 4Romania 3Spain 2Russia 2Germany 1 ← Previous Story Poland (Round 12): Wisla Plock with hard-fought win over MMTS Kwidzyn Next Story → Anja Andersen shows some tricks to Serbian girl (VIDEO)
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The role of the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) “will be strengthened” according to the Minister for Multicultural Affairs Nicholas Kotsiras. The VMC will focus on giving “assistance to Victorians and providing honest and candid advice to the government” Mr Kotsiras said on Thursday. Mr Kotsiras recognised the role of the VMC as a “conduit between the Victorian community and the Victorian government”. In accordance with pre election commitments outlined in the Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition Plan for a Multicultural Victoria, the Victorian Minister will replace the existing VMC with a new, “more independent public entity.” The policy and administrative functions formerly located within the VMC will now be transferred into an Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship (OMAC), to be established within the Department of Premier and Cabinet. The new Commission will be able to “research, advise and report to the Minister on any matter relating to its objectives either initiated by itself or requested by the Minister. Membership of the Commission, will remain at 12 members, but it will include a youth representative and a representative from a peak community organisation. Eight Regional Advisory Councils will be established to work in partnership with the VMC and local communities, “operating as important conduits for information on regional settlement and service delivery” according to Mr Kotsiras. The Minister also said that the Baillieu Government will “establish a Ministerial Inter-departmental Multicultural Services Advisory Committee to co-ordinate a whole-of-government approach to multiculturalism and citizenship.” This committee will provide “an important additional link between the OMAC, VMC and government departments” said Mr Kotsiras “Victoria will continue to lead the rest of the nation in multicultural affairs and the Baillieu Government will implement initiatives that will ensure Victorians learn from each other and together help forge a more inclusive and harmonious society,” Mr Kotsiras said.
Tiny Countertop Dishwasher Cleans Your Dishes in Just MinutesThe Best Robots of CES 2018 Stay on target Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Not you, teeming with wrinkles, red spots, and dark circles.The interactive HiMirror smart mirror uses a built-in camera to analyze skin, track skincare goals, and record the results of various products.It also reveals all your imperfections: exposed pores, dark spots, fine lines, roughness.A harsh critic, the tablet-like device—available in Mini and Plus—promises a “revolutionary new approach” to the daily beauty routine.On display at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the HiMirror has received a lot of attention, perhaps for its confidence-diminishing rating system, which scores your skin on a scale from one (worst) to 100 (best).(CNET reporter Ashlee Clark-Thompson earned a 24.5 for dark circles, while The Verge’s Ashley Carman snagged ratings “within the 90s, not to brag or anything.”)“More than just a mirror, HiMirror helps you assess your skin’s condition,” according to the product page, “so that you can effectively and efficiently target problem areas and move toward your beauty goals.”Users can sync skin analysis results—including monthly historical pictures and solution data—with a smartphone, allowing access to beauty advice “anytime, anywhere.” The companion app also highlights climate and UV index reports.The 14-inch touchscreen allows users to go beyond the looking glass with an integrated “entertainment center,” where you’ll find news stories, weather forecasts, makeup tutorials, and streaming music.Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, meanwhile, can provide hands-free information while you contour; wave your hands at the screen or point the remote control to complete tasks, as well.LED lights adorn each side of the mirror to simulate various scenarios: a sunset view, standing outside on a sunny day, working in a brightly lit office, shopping at the mall or supermarket, and spending the evening at a restaurant or party venue.“These settings help you apply your makeup appropriately for the occasion and location,” the HiMirror website said.Customers can order the original smart mirror for $199 direct from HiMirror. Or, splurge on the increased capacity of the Plus ($269) or Alexa capabilities of the Plus+ ($299). The award-winning HiMirror Mini is expected to hit U.S. shelves this summer.For more CES coverage visit our sister site PC Mag.
Chelsea will step up their efforts to sign Christian Pulisic this summer if Willian opts to leave, reports the Evening StandardThe United States international has emerged as an exciting young talent in German football and Borussia Dortmund are now reportedly willing to cash in on the forward, if their asking price of £60m is matched.Jorginho and Rob Green are the only signings that Chelsea have made this summer, but new manager Maurizio Sarri is still planning on making some new additions before the end of the transfer window on August 9.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.The former Napoli boss had been planning on a reunion with Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, but it appears that AC Milan have beaten him to it with reports emerging that they have signed the Argentina international on a season-long loan deal.Despite Barcelona having withdrawn their interest, Willian’s future at Stamford Bridge remains in doubt with Real Madrid now a shock possible destination for the 29-year-old.But Chelsea will not allow the Brazilian to go on the cheap and have set an asking price of £70m, which they intend to use to fund their bid for teenage sensation Pulisic.