No complacency – Powell – Youngster impresses as WI overpower Sri Lanka

first_imgHARARE, Zimbabwe (CMC): Impressive rookie all-rounder Rovman Powell has urged West Indies not to relax on the heels of their convincing victory over Sri Lanka in the opening game of the Tri-Nations Series yesterday. The 23-year-old all-rounder played a starring role on debut as the Windies trounced the Sri Lankans by 62 runs at the Harare Sports Club, to make a winning start to the tournament which also includes hosts Zimbabwe. “I think it was a fantastic team effort to see a young team gel and beat a strong Sri Lanka team,” said Powell. “It’s been a while we haven’t beaten Sri Lanka in competitive cricket, but what we need to do now is not get complacent. We have a next game in three days time, so we need to go back to the drawing board and sharpen the areas that need sharpening.” Powell produced a master class in power hitting, smashing a 29-ball 44 with two fours and three sixes, to power West Indies to 227 all out off 49.2 overs after being sent in. WEST INDIES J Charles c Perera b Lakmal 2 K Brathwaite run out 14 E Lewis c wkp Dickwella b Pathirana 27 +S Hope b Gunaratne 47 J Carter c de Silva b Kulasekara 54 R Powell c wkp Dickwella b Pradeep 44 C Brathwaite c Lakmal b Pradeep 14 *J Holder run out 2 A Nurse not out 5 S Benn lbw b Kulasekara 7 S Gabriel lbw b Lakmal 0 Extras (lb6, w5) 11 TOTAL (all out; 49.2 overs) 227 Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Charles, 3.1 overs), 2-27 (K Brathwaite, 9.5), 3-76 (Lewis, 23.1), 4-129 (Hope, 35), 5-172 (Carter, 41.5), 6-209 (Powell, 45), 7-214 (CR Brathwaite, 46.1), 8-215 (Holder, 46.3), 9-226 (Benn, 48.5), 10-227 (Gabriel, 49.2) Bowling: Kulasekara 10-1-37-2 (w3), Lakmal 9.2-1-45-2, Pradeep 10-1-55-2 (w2), Jayasuriya 4-0-19-0, Pathirana 6-0-25-1, Gunaratne 10-1-40-1. SRI LANKA D de Silva c wkp Hope b Holder 3 K Perera run out 4 +N Dickwella c Benn b Gabriel 28 B Mendis c Nurse b Holder 4 *U Tharanga c & b Nurse 12 A Gunaratne lbw b Nurse 18 S Jayasuriya c Powell b C Brathwaite 31 S Pathirana c Lewis b Nurse 45 N Kulasekara c Lewis b Gabriel 16 S Lakmal b Gabriel 0 N Pradeep not out 0 Extras (w4) 4 TOTAL (all out; 43.1 overs) 165 Fall of wickets: 1-7 (de Silva, 3.2 overs), 2-8 (Perera, 4.3), 3-16 (Mendis, 6), 4-51 (Dickwella, 15.3), 5-64 (Tharanga, 21.5), 6-79 (Gunaratne, 25.3), 7-139 (Pathirana, 38), 8-151 (Jayasuriya, 41), 9-160 (Lakmal, 41.5), 10-165 (Kulasekara, 43.1) Bowling: Gabriel 8.1-0-31-3 (w2), Holder 8-0-16-2 (w1), C Brathwaite 9-0-34-1 (w1), Carter 1-0-4-0, Nurse 10-1-46-3, Benn 7-1-34-0. Result: West Indies won by 62 runs. Man-of-the-Match: Jason Holder. SCOREBOARD CARTER’S HALF-CENTURY Fellow debutant Shai Hope got 47, while left-hander Jonathan Carter celebrated his 29th birthday with a measured top score of 54. Powell, who impressed on the recent West Indies A tour of Sri Lanka, said he was pleased with the way he had gone about his innings. “I think it was smart cricket. You have to mix your aggression with a little bit of finesse, and I think I did that well today. After I got a boundary, I tried to come off the strike, I tried to get a single or a double just to calm back down and start to re-assess again.” Powell’s rise to the senior ranks has been meteoric. He has played just one first class game, but caught the eye during a practice game for West Indies last year and followed that up with a impressive outings in the Caribbean Premier League for champions Jamaica Tallawahs. Yesterday, he showed no signs of nervousness as he plundered the Sri Lankan bowling, and said he always trusted his ability at the crease regardless of the situation. “I try to back my preparation and try to believe in my work and and I’ve worked extremely hard so I try to stick by that,” he pointed out. “In doing that, I ensure I get the start and after I get the start, I know that I can make up in the end so no matter what it takes to get the start, as long as I get it I know I will catch up in the end.”last_img read more

Firefighter to end 63 years of service

first_img“I’m not any of those. I do enjoy the Fire Department. I do enjoy working.” To his colleagues, Schneider is an icon. “I hate to see him go. His loyalty to the fire service and to the city of Los Angeles is unparalleled,” said Gary Jenkins, Schneider’s staff assistant and partner at fire scenes for the last 14 years. Schneider’s son, department Capt. Larry Schneider Jr., compared him to World War II Gen. George Patton, loved by most but feared by many. “George Patton was a very popular, but sometimes feared man,” the son said. “He never took his eye off what he was there for. Nothing was more important. Being a good fireman was always where my dad’s eye has been.” Born Dec. 28, 1927, he knew as a young boy that he wanted to follow his father, Ted Schneider, and brother into a firefighting career. His father helped form the Los Angeles County Fire Department in the 1920s. “He was 14 when he joined the auxiliary department, right after the bombing of Pearl Harbor,” his son said. “It was exciting for him and that was his life.” He battled hay fires, incinerator fires, grass fires and car fires. Oil derricks dotting the region sometimes ignited like torches. Planes crashed as more and more crisscrossed the Los Angeles-area skies. They paid him $3 a blaze, or $22 for a 24-hour shift. Schneider joined the Torrance Fire Department in 1949, often battling fires that ignited atop oil derricks scattered around the city. Following a stint in the Army from 1950 to 1952, he rejoined the Torrance department and was promoted to engineer. But he wanted something more, and set his sights on the Los Angeles Fire Department. Despite a pay cut and loss in seniority, Schneider took a job with Los Angeles in 1954 and never left. He worked in every part of the city, finding himself at virtually every major fire and event – from the Bel-Air fire to the Northridge Earthquake. He even worked on Fire Boat 2 in the Port of Los Angeles. Now assigned to a fire station adjacent to the University of California, Los Angeles, Schneider oversees firefighters at six stations in West Los Angeles, Brentwood, Bel-Air and Pacific Palisades. Battalion Chief John Vidovich said Schneider sometimes went beyond just answering the call. Several years ago, he purchased a car for a woman he met at an emergency scene. The woman’s son was autistic and he knew she needed transportation. Vidovich said Schneider asked an automobile salesman to deliver the car to the woman anonymously. The recipient likely never knew who gave it to her, he said. Schneider probably would stay on the job a bit longer, but a contract he signed five years ago to keep working is expiring. It’s time to go and collect his pension. Schneider, who had several other family members in the firefighting business, has made no plans. He knows he will wake up at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, just like always. He will miss sitting around, drinking coffee and talking with his colleagues in the station, waiting for the next call. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Larry Schneider heard the alarm, jumped from his chair, dashed through the door, slid down the fire pole and headed to his truck. The Los Angeles Fire Department battalion chief had done this countless times before, answering someone’s call for help. But this time, Schneider was shifting into the final days of his career. And on Friday, the 79-year-old Torrance resident will bring to a close a 63-year career in the fire service. Having worked at fire stations from San Pedro and South Central to the San Fernando Valley, Schneider is believed to be the longest-working field firefighter to have served in the United States. He is a virtual history book in Los Angeles firefighting, working at most of the city’s major fires and catastrophes since the 1940s. He’s seen brushers, riots, towering infernos, plane crashes, earthquakes, sunken ships, cliff rescues and floods. He rushed into blazes before protective gear became mandatory, fought brush fires before helicopter airdrops existed and helped the department integrate minorities and women. “I’ve been a fireman my whole life,” Schneider said. “I have never been assigned to a desk job. My entire career has been in fire suppression and rescue.” Schneider could have retired long ago. He considered it in 1988 when his wife of 36 years, Marjorie, died of cancer. But he decided to keep working. “I had no plans of staying this long,” Schneider said. “When she passed away, that made a huge change in my life. I could retire and I could travel. I could do a lot of things. I could become a lounge lizard. last_img read more

Kagere solo strike maintains Kerr’s unbeaten run

first_img0Shares0000Meddie Kagere is joined in celebration by teammates after scoring Gor’s lone goal in their 1-0 win over Posta Rangers on August 23, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 23- Meddie Kagere’s 22nd minute goal handed Gor Mahia a 1-0 win over Posta Rangers in a tough Kenyan Premier League tie at Kasarani Stadium on Wednesday evening as Dylan Kerr maintained his 100 percent record since taking over as K’Ogalo coach.The record 15-time champions however had to endure a nervous second half as they were pushed behind by the mailmen who forced them to a 1-1 draw in the first leg. The result sees K’Ogalo maintain a six point buffer at the top of the KPL standings with a match in hand as they continue their mission to wrestle the league crown off Tusker FC.Not even the slippery pitch and the extremely cold weather at Kasarani could dampen the spirit of the two teams who engaged in a high intensity game, each giving in as much as they received.It was a frantic start to the match with Wellington Ochieng being forced to clear the ball from the line inside the opening two minutes after Dennis Mukaisi’s ball had skipped over keeper Peter Odhiambo.On the other end, Patrick Matasi produced a fine finger tip save to turn a ferocious shot from Godfrey Walusimbi behind for a corner that was well dealt with by the Posta defense.Gor were exploiting the left side of Posta’s defense with Karim Nizigiyimana and George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo using their speed to create space and float in the crosses. Twice they managed to bring in very inviting balls inside the box but Matasi proved equal to the task.Odhiambo had a clean effort well collected by Matasi on the quarter hour mark when he glided in to the top of the area from the right slicing a low swirling shot.Five minutes later, Meddie Kagere picked up a low ball from Nizigiyimana on the right at the near post but his cut back found no one in the box with Matasi beaten. On the other end, Kennedy Otieno’s shot from distance was picked up by Peter Odhiambo despite spilling it at the first take.-Kagere goal-Gor Mahia forward Meddie Kagere vies for the ball with Posta Rangers’ Luke Ochieng during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kasarani Stadium on August 23, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaGor ultimately broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute when Kagere finished off from a tight angle. Kenneth Muguna who has been embroiled in a transfer saga between him and his former coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira who wants to take him to Albania was the creator of the goal.The midfielder outmuscled Jerry Santo for the ball in midfield, strode forward before sliding in a neat through ball to Kagere who made no mistake squeezing in the ball into Matasi’s near post.Posta gave in a fight with as much intensity, hunting in for the equalizer but Gor Mahia’s defense was astute. Kenneth Wendo put in a shift manning his defensive midfield role with utmost finesse, winning most of the balls while Muguna did the distribution.The mailmen kept their surge on and Otieno came close with a swirling freekick from distance which went inches over with Odhiambo in the Gor goal well beaten.K’Ogalo should have wound up the half two up but they missed a glorious chance. Walusimbi tore up on the left to break into the box but the quality of his finish didn’t match the quality of his run as he blasted the ball over with only Matasi to beat.-Second half-Gor Mahia winger George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo sprints past Posta Rangers’ left back Collins Omondi during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kasarani Stadium on August 23, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaPosta started the second half on the front foot pressing Gor into their own half. Keeper Odhiambo almost erred to gift the mailmen a lead when his late clearance from a backpass was blocked by Mukaisi, but luckily for him the ball ricocheted against his body.On the other end, Gor’s first chance in the second half was via a Kagere shot from distance which was punched away by Matasi who recoevered again to pick the spills off a rushing Jacques Tuyisenge.Posta kept pushing and pushing in search of the equalizer and their momentum was punctured in the 65th minute when the game was stopped for close to five minutes due to faulty floodlights.Upon resumption, Sammy Omollo’s men kept their surge. Erick Kibiru and Mukaisi had their long range shots saved by Odhiambo while Jerry Santo’s header from a Titus Achesa freekick went over by inches.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Platini blasts Infantino, says he has ‘no legitimacy’

first_img0Shares0000Michel Platini and Gianni Infantino pictured in March 2010 when they worked side-by-side for UEFA © AFP/File / JACK GUEZPARIS, France, Jun 3 – The former head of European football Michel Platini has blasted FIFA President Gianni Infantino ahead of his re-election saying he has “no legitimacy” and that he previously mocked women’s football.“He has no legitimacy, he is not credible as FIFA president,” Platini said in an interview with French sports daily L’Equipe and several other European newspapers. There is no love lost between Platini, who was banned from football activities over a two million Swiss francs (1.8 million euros, $2 million) payment from FIFA, and Infantino, his former right-hand man.Platini claimed that when Infantino was in his previous job as UEFA secretary-general “everyone knew that he was always criticising FIFA”.With the women’s World Cup set to kick off in France on Friday, Platini even claimed that Infantino, when they worked together at UEFA, never supported the development of women’s football.“How can he promote women’s football when he always used to make fun of it? He never believed in it,” Platini said.Infantino, who became FIFA chief in 2015 after the scandal-tainted reign of Sepp Blatter, is set to be re-elected unopposed to a second term at a FIFA congress in Paris on Wednesday.Platini, who starred as a player for Saint Etienne and Italian giants Juventus, is now campaigning for FIFA to lift his four-year ban from the sport.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Liverpool star CHARGED for stamp in Man United defeat

first_img Reds defender Martin Skrtel clashed with Man United goalkeeper David de Gea Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel could face a three-game ban after being charged by the Football Association for violent conduct following his clash with Manchester United’s David de Gea.Reds centre-back Skrtel appeared to stamp on the Spanish goalkeeper just as the referee blew the full-time whistle to signal a 2-1 Red Devils victory in Sunday’s derby at Anfield.The FA said in a statement the incident was not seen by the officials, but was caught on video, and the Slovakian has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge.If he were found guilty Skrtel would face a three-match suspension, ruling him out of the Premier League matches against Arsenal and Newcastle as well as the FA Cup quarter-final replay at Blackburn.The Reds will already have to cope without club captain Steven Gerrard, who was sent off less than a minute after coming on as a half-time substitute for a stamp on Ander Herrera.The defeat left Liverpool five points behind their opponents in the race for a top-four finish. 1last_img read more

Drunk man caught crossing four lanes of traffic had 116 convictions

first_imgA man who made a number of calls to the local ambulance service was found by Gardai crossing four lanes of busy traffic.Sean Fahy, 47, had contacted the local emergency services on August 24th last on a number of occasions. He appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday charged under the Public Order Act.The court was told that Gardai eventually caught up with Fahy crossing four lanes of traffic from the Clanree Hotel to the Dry Arch Complex on the outskirts of Letetrkenny.Gardai found that Mr Fahy was intoxicated and was arrested after he was abusive to Gardai.Inspector Michael Harrison told the court that the accused man had a total of 116 previous convictions, many of which were for public order and traffic violations.Solicitor Michael Shiel said his client had battled alcohol for many years but had now remained sober for the past three months.He is trying to put his life back together and volunteers at the local White Oaks Rehabilitation Centre and also at a local charity shop.He said he also visits his elderly parents who live in Galway.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until January 19th to monitor Mr Fahy’s behaviour and also relaxed his bail conditions so that the accused would have to sign on at Letterkenny Garda station just one day each week.Drunk man caught crossing four lanes of traffic had 116 convictions was last modified: November 8th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Costa out of Spain squad for personal reasons, replaced by ex-Liverpool man

first_imgCosta and Aspas, who was also part of Spain’s World Cup squad over the summer, played against each other on Saturday as Atletico lost 2-0 at Celta.Costa played the full duration of the LaLiga contest, in which Aspas netted the second goal.Aspas scored in Spain’s last meeting with England, a 2-2 draw at Wembley in November 2016.The teams face each other at the same venue on Saturday. Spain then take on Croatia three days later at Elche’s Estadio Martinez Valero. highlights How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade BEST OF MONEY Costa returned to Atletico in September 2017 after three successful years at Chelsea.He scored 59 goals in 120 appearances for the Blues and won two Premier League titles but fell out with then manager Antonio Conte.Costa did not make his second debut for Atletico until January this year due a transfer ban imposed on the club.He has since gone on to make 29 appearances for Diego Simeone’s side, finding the net on nine occasions. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Football News England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won smart causal Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move possible standings Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more center_img RANKED silverware Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has pulled out of the Spain squad for the Nations League matches against England and CroatiaIn a statement released on Monday, the Spanish Football Federation said the former Chelsea star was “on leave for personal reasons”. Celta Vigo’s Iago Aspas, formerly of Liverpool, has been drafted into the squad by recently-appointed manager Luis Enrique as Costa’s replacement.Spain face England at Wembley on Saturday – their first match under Enrique – and then host Croatia three days later.After a difficult start to his international career, Costa has become a key man for Spain.The Brazil-born hitman has netted ten goals in 24 appearances for his country, with three of those strikes coming at the recent World Cup. impact REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 Diego Costa was Spain’s first choice striker under Julen Lopetegui ADVICE getty Diego Costa has yet to score in three LaLiga games this season last_img read more


first_imgDERMOT MCMURROUGHThe death has occurred of Dermot Mc Murrough of Ardsbeg, Gortahork this morning at Letterkenny General hostipal. Remains leaving Letterkenny Hospital chapel of rest at 3pm today going to his late family home in Ardsbeg. Requiem Mass on Friday at 1pm in Christ The King church in Gortahork with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.PHIL BRENNAN (KERRY/CLONMANY) BRENNAN, Phil, Ahaneboy, Castleisland and formerly of Clonmany, Donegal and New York. Peacefully, on May 16th 2012. Beloved husband of the late Mary (Maureen – née Daly) and dear brother of Mary Alice, Sr. Sally and Lucy. Sadly missed by his loving family, nephews, nieces, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives and many friends. Reposing at his residence on Thursday from 12 noon. Requiem mass on Friday at 11am in St. Stephen & St. John’s Church, Castleisland. Interment afterwards in St. John’s Cemetery, Castleisland. Donations, in lieu of flowers, to The Palliative Care Unit, Kerry General Hospital, c/o Gleasures Funeral Directors, Tralee.AGNES MASTERSONThe death has taken place at the Mater Hospital, Dublin of Agnes Masterson, late of St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin and Buncrana, daughter of the late Laurence and Mary Anne Masterson. Funeral Mass has taken place in Dublin. Burial will take place in Cockhill Cemetery, Buncrana, at 4pm today.JIMMY SWEENEY (CORK/GAOTH DOBHAIR) The death has occurred of James ‘Jimmy Sweeney’ of Ballincollig, Co Cork and Gaoth Dobhair. Peacefully, at his daughter’s residence. James (Jimmy), beloved husband of Rena (née Byrne) and loving father of Marian, Noirin, Edel, Eoghan and Catherena and fond grandfather of Laura, Damian, Emily, James, Rebecca, Oscar and Dylan. Sadly missed by his loving wife, family, daughter- in-law Teresa, sons-in-law Bernard and Andrew, grandchildren, sisters Máire, Teresa and Nellie, brothers-in-law, sisters- in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Lying in repose at Crowley’s Funeral Home, Ballincollig. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 11am in St. Mary’s Church, Derrybeg, Co. Donegal. Funeral afterwards to Maheragallan Cemetery.DAN MCKINNEY (GLASGOW/GLENEELY)The death has taken place in St Francis’s Nursing Home, Glasgow, of Dan McKinney, formerly Glenshinney, Moneydarragh, Gleneely. Remains will repose at his daughter’s home from 1.30pm on Thursday, with removal to St Fergus’s Church, Paisley to arrive at 6pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 9.30am with interment afterwards in St Conval’s Cemetery, Barrhead.BREEGE MCGRATHThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Breege McGrath, nee McNulty, 122 Ard O’Donnell, Letterkenny and formally of Curragh, Killygordan.Remains reposing at her home. Removal from there on Thursday at 10.30am to St Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny for 11am Requiem Mass at 11. Interment afterwards in Conwal Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal Hospice and the Oncology Ward, Letterkenny General Hospital – c/o Frank Bradley, Funeral Director, Ard O’Donnell, Letterkenny. MARY MCGEEThe death has taken place at the Donegal Hospice of Mary McGee, Millfield Buncrana. Reposing at her late residence. Funeral from there on Thursday at 9.30am going to St Mary Oratory, Buncrana for Requiem Mass at 10am. Interment afterwards in Cockhill Cemetery. House private please from 11pm to 11am. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal Hospice c/o McKinney Funeral Directors Buncrana.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 was last modified: May 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAYMAY 16last_img read more

Angels take care of their business

first_img The White Sox hadn’t played since the Carter administration. Had their house in perfect order, everyone rested and ready. The Angels were reaching for the coffee, the cola, the No-Doz. Their ace starter, Bartolo Colon, was injured Monday and left off the ALCS roster. The bullpen wasn’t depleted, but it was shaky. Heck, the whole roster should have been shaky. Should have looked a lot like Chone Figgins in the ninth, when he seemed to simply topple over trying to field a Carl Everett bouncer. “These last 48 hours have been a blur,” manager Mike Scioscia said. The Angels are adding new definitions to the term “resilient.” The White Sox lost a game they absolutely should have won, lost their home-field advantage, lost their early image as a team that mirrors the Angels’ smart, aggressive play. While the White Sox started slowly, the Angels jumped to the lead behind Garret Anderson’s solo home run off Jose Contreras. The same Contreras who finished the season 8-0 with a 2.09 ERA in his last 15 starts. It was the Angels who got down the bunt, who threw out runners, who again pushed the action and came up with the big play. They fought fatigue and the White Sox. Fought temptation to give into that inner weight that comes from lack of sleep. “We’re supposed to be tired, but once we get between those lines we don’t think about anything but playing the game,” catcher Bengie Molina said. Still, the bats should have been a tad slower, their step not as spry, their throws not as crisp. They’d flown more than 4,800 miles in the past two days. “I was sitting in the bullpen in the third inning and hit a brick wall for a couple of minutes,” reliever Scot Shields admitted. And he still came in to throw bullets, to follow Byrd with two shutout innings. The White Sox entered on a roll. They had swept the defending champion Red Sox. Had waited patiently for the Angels-Yankees survivor. Should have been primed and ready and able. But twice they were thrown out trying to steal on impressive throws by Molina. “The best catcher in baseball,” White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. Twice they failed to get a sacrifice bunt down to advance runners. They scored on a Joe Crede homer in the third and an A.J. Pierzynski single in the fourth, and that was it. Otherwise Byrd held them down. After Anderson’s homer, the Angels scored in the third on singles from Steve Finley and Adam Kennedy, a Figgins’ sacrifice bunt, Orlando Cabrera’s infield single and a run-scoring fielder’s choice by Vladimir Guerrero. Then their offense seemed to hit the wall. It managed only three singles the rest of the game. But Byrd, Shields and then Francisco Rodriguez held the White Sox down, and the Angels stole a game they really should have lost. They would tell you all about it, if they hadn’t slept walked through most of it. In a game played in a remarkably subdued U.S. Cellular Field, where the intensity did not approach Yankee Stadium over the weekend nor Angel Stadium on Monday, there should have been some kind of comedown. Instead, once again the Angels found a way. “We’re gamers,” Cabrera said. “We know what we have to do. Everybody came here ready to play. Why do we have to worry about, `Oh, I’m so tired.’ “We executed, man. The adrenalin was pumping too high.” It made no sense, yet somehow perfect sense for the Angels. Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. He can be reached at 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CHICAGO – It was ridiculous, just absolutely silly. There would be no explaining it, if it weren’t somehow so perfectly to form. The Angels had no business seeing Tuesday night’s opener of their American League Championship Series, let alone actually winning it. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But then they went out and jumped on the White Sox, struck to a quick 3-0 lead and held on. New York on Sunday, Anaheim on Monday, Chicago on Tuesday. That’s not postseason baseball, that’s an airline schedule. That’s a sleep deprivation test. After the high of defeating the mighty Yankees in a decisive fifth game in a rocking Angel Stadium on Monday, the Angels boarded their second flight in as many nights and headed to Chicago, or at least that’s what they were told. “We’ve had a couple of red-eye flights into tonight,” starter Paul Byrd said. “I don’t know if guys are delirious or what.” This game should have been a gimme. Should have been a White Sox slam dunk. center_img Had no business being the team that executed, that stayed the course, that outlasted a rested White Sox team. The Angels were doing good to know what city they were in. To just get out of their third different bed in three different time zones in three days should have proved victory enough. last_img

How to Create a Zolly Warp Effect in After Effects + Free Preset Download

first_imgHave any tips for creating a Faux Zolly Effect in Adobe After Effects? Share in the comments below. Download the FREE Zolly Warp After Effects PresetTo download the free Zolly Warp effect preset mentioned in the tutorial above, simply click the following download button.Download FREE Zolly Effect PresetThe Keys to Creating your Zolly Warp EffectThe following points can help when you create your Zolly Warp preset with Adobe After Effects:Apply the Transform effect directly to your footage and set the scale between 140 to 160.Adjust the keyframe velocity so you get a nice speed-ramp bell curve visible in the graph editor.Apply the Optics Compensation effect, and be sure not to set the field of view too high.Highlight all of your keyframes, and then click the “post it” note at the bottom of the Effects & Presets panel to save it as a preset. Learn how to create a Dolly-Zoom “Zolly” Warp in Adobe After Effects with this video tutorial. Plus, download the free preset!Top image via Shutterstock.In this tutorial, we are going to create a faux zolly warp effect using a few native effects in Adobe After Effects. I recently saw this effect used quite a few times in DJI’s new DJI Goggles promotional video.It is a pretty visually appealing effect, and it looks great timed to music or SFX. We will also learn how to make this effect a preset so you can just drag and drop it on an clip, regardless of resolution.In case you’re wondering about the name, a Zolly is a zoom + dolly camera move that typically keeps the subject of the shot the same scale but compresses the field of view (background).Imagine the camera dollying backwards while zooming in. The “faux” aspect refers to the fact that we are imitating this movement by creating the effect in post.Ready? Let’s dive into the tutorial.last_img read more