Australia hold Denmark in World Cup Group C

first_img0Shares0000Yussuf Poulsen (bottom centre) handled the ball to concede a penalty kickSAMARA, Russia, June 21 – Australia drew 1-1 with Denmark in Group C of the World Cup on Thursday, a result that puts the Danes on course for the knockout phase with four points.Christian Eriksen put Denmark ahead after seven minutes in Samara but Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak equalised with a 38th-minute penalty to give the Australians their first point of the tournament. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img

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Radebe: football’s big chief

first_imgOne of South Africa’s greatest sporting ambassadors, Lucas Radebe won universal respect both on and off the field for Leeds United and Bafana Bafana. (Image: Leedsfans.org.uk )Nicky Rehbock The life and career of football legend Lucas Radebe is one of South Africa’s greatest success stories.Radebe’s journey from schoolboy goalie is all the more remarkable when one considers he’s played 70 times for the country’s national team, Bafana Bafana, captained two World Cup squads and been leading man for British football club Leeds United during some of their most triumphant seasons.Born on 4 December 1969, Radebe grew up in Diepkloof, one of the toughest areas of Soweto.At age 15, when township violence was at its most extreme, Radebe’s parents moved him to the rural, more protected Bophuthatswana, one of the “homelands” of the apartheid state.To while away his time there he took to the football field, later joining the ICL Birds in the now-defunct Bophuthatswana Soccer League.In 2003 Radebe married Feziwe, from Mafikeng in North West, and the couple had two children: Lucas Hugo and Owami.Career highlightsHis breakthrough came in 1989, when talent scouts spotted him and signed him up to play for one of South Africa’s top Premier Soccer League clubs, Kaizer Chiefs.Three years later Radebe made his international debut for the country in a match against Cameroon and, in 1996, he was a member of the South African team that won the African Nations Cup.In 1994 the star player moved to Leeds, being sold by Kaizer Chiefs for £250 000 pounds, which today is equivalent to R3.2-million (US$397 091).Radebe soon became a champion defender for Leeds and was nicknamed “The Chief” or “Rhoo” by the club’s fans. In recognition of his outstanding leadership skills, he was appointed captain of the team for the 1998/99 season.As captain of Leeds, Radebe was highly successful: in the 1998/1999 season, Leeds finished fourth in the FA Premier League, qualifying for the Uefa Cup.During the 1999/2000 season, Leeds finished third in the English Premier League and qualified for the Uefa Champions League, reaching the semifinals. But in 2000 Radebe sustained knee and ankle injuries, which kept him out of the game for almost two years.Radebe received the Fifa Fair Play Award in December 2000 for his contribution in ridding football of racism as well as for his work with children in South Africa.He was voted 54th in the Top 100 Great South Africans in 2004 – a year before knee injuries forced him to retire from the game.Radebe now serves as a roving ambassador for South Africa Tourism in the run-up to this year’s Confederations Cup and the Fifa 2010 World Cup.TragedyBut this football hero’s life has not been without hardship and tragedy. In October 2008 Feziwe died after a long battle with stomach cancer and two months later Radebe collapsed at gym, later being diagnosed with a heart condition.In a moving tribute to his wife, a tearful Radebe said his wife was “not in a better place, she was in the best place”.He said: “Times like these are not easy, and it is when you realise the value of life.”Favourite of the fansLeeds fans became so endeared to the “gentle giant” during his time with club that in 2008, when a local Leeds brewery asked for suggestions for a new beer name, the most popular suggestion was “Radebeer”.Popular alternative rock band Kaiser Chiefs are said to have taken their name from Radebe’s old club as he had such an influence on them as children, with all the members being Leeds fans.Meeting MandelaIn a recent New York Times football blog Radebe talks about how he came to know the idol of every South African, Nelson Mandela, while playing for the British club.“You know what, I was humbled, by his words, which of course I remember,” Radebe said. “When he arrived in Leeds, I had to welcome him to the city hall where we were all gathering.“I remember him coming up to me, he didn’t know beforehand that I would be there,” Radebe recalled. “He just stopped and looked at me and he told everyone that I’m his hero. I had a big lump in my throat. I didn’t know what to say. He is such a great statesman and president. I’ve always looked up to him for inspiration. He made me feel so great, so honoured, but very humbled and really inspired.”Focusing on next year’s World Cup, Radebe said: “Never, ever in my mind did I think we would host such a significant tournament. For us, it was really just a dream. Now we have a responsibility and I think we deserve it. It’s been a long time coming.We’re going to take it with both hands and make sure it is successful and different.“I think it shows how much we’ve achieved through sport, how much sport really stands with us in uniting not only the country, not only the continent, but the world. This is a great opportunity to showcase our country and show what is possible.”Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Nicky Rehbock at nickyr@mediaclubsouthafrica.com Related articles SA’s Confed Cup squad named Brand SA unveils 2010 campaign South Africa scores Soccerex Useful links Sporting greats: Lucas Radebe Lucas Radebe biography World Cup Bloglast_img read more

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Had your auxin training yet?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With the growing now of dicamba resistant soybeans and the products to spray on them, we need a plan to avoid the problems we saw with drift and volatility in some areas last year. That means everyone who uses a dicamba product on soybeans must be a Licensed Pesticide Applicator and attend auxin training from the manufacturer; registration and locations found at these websites:www.roundupreadyxtend.com/stewardship/educationhttps://events.basf.uscampaigns/engenia/#stewardshipwww.fexapan.dupont.comFrom my one and a half hour training I learned that to use the products you must:Keep records.Follow buffer requirements.Use no AMS.Apply with an approved nozzle that will deliver large droplets.At 24 inches above the canopy.In winds between 3 and 10 miles per hour.But drive below 15 miles per hour.And spray small weedsPlus rinse 3 times after application.And more…The current labels for the dicamba-soybean products say we shall spray 4-inch or smaller weeds — however, READ the LABEL, the label is the law. But one farmer pointed out to me that the sales representative showed data in their auxin training class that their product will take down 12-inch weeds. Ohio’s farmers already know how to stretch a ruler, so let’s teach that to spray small weeds is a way to delay the development of resistant weeds. Do remember we already have weeds in Ohio resistant to glyphosate and to auxin herbicides. Use a pre-emergent herbicide, spray post small and allow no seed production.last_img read more

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FD Early Intervention Webinar: Principles of Adult Learning

first_imgHow to Support Parents and Professionals in Early Intervention: Principles of Adult LearningDate:  March 17, 2016Time:  11:00 am – 12:30 pm EasternLocation: How to Support Parents and Professionals in Early Intervention: Principles of Adult LearningFlickr [A Day at Normandy Park with Jaece by Easy Stand, December 10, 2009, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]Carol M. Trivette, PhD will set the framework for how adults learn and how they can learn to implement new practices and modify current ones to have the greatest impact on young children. Dr. Trivette will discuss specific topics including:  (1)  A systematic way to develop and present new information to effect change in practice, whether in “coaching” sessions with families or professional development sessions with colleagues (2) How to implement new practices or modify current practices to meet the needs of military families facing unique circumstances such as deployment, relocations, and post-combat challenges and (3) Adult learning tools and resources, which participants can apply to their work with families and colleagues.This MFLN FD Early Intervention webinar offers CE Credits through the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) at the University of Illinois. The EI team is actively pursuing more CE opportunities in states other than Illinois. Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, & Virginia participants can obtain a certificate of completion to submit to their credentialing agencies for review for CE credits. Please check back frequently to the webinar Learn Event web page to receive updates on our progress. Access to the webinar Learn Event page can be found here.For more information on future presentations in the 2016 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: Facebook & Twitter.last_img read more

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Your Best Options for High Frame Rate Filmmaking

first_imgOn 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.last_img read more

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