Alcácer traveled to Marbella, waiting to solve his future

first_imgFor now, the workforce has landed in Malaga to move to Marbella, where it has been concentrated. In it was Paco Alcácer. The striker went to his club about a month ago to ask to leave the team and has offered to Atlético. The rojiblanco club was receptive, but it is not the only center forward that is on the agenda. Cavani, Piatek, Ekambi … There are several solutions that are handled. At the moment, Alcácer will be in Spanish lands, at least, until the 12th. The Dortmund will complete a concentration for the winter break in Marbella and, meanwhile, the striker hopes to solve his future. The yellow sports direction was already covered with the Haaland signing, which today was one more on the expedition and could let Alcácer go. From Germany it has been reported that the Ruhr basin club requests 40 million to let him go. It is not that amount that Atlético has in mind. The market has opened and one of the first teams to move has been Borussia de Dortmund. The English team has already signed a signing and a transfer, but there may be more. Haaland arrived, the feeling of the first part of the Champions League, and left the Weigl team to enroll in Benfica. But far from Michael Zorc, Borusser sports director, the market is closed. Yesterday he was asked about the rumors about a departure from Paco Alcácer towards Atlético and he didn’t close the doors. “I have read the rumors, but I generally do not pay attention to these things until there is something concrete; I don’t rule out that something happens before January 31, but it’s also possible that nothing happens, ”explained the Borussia leader.last_img read more

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Zodiac killings still fascinate

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – For Ken Narlow, watching a re-enactment of the Zodiac killer’s handiwork was nearly as disturbing as the crimes themselves. The former Napa County detective, now 75, served as a consultant in the making of the upcoming motion picture, “Zodiac.” He says the film, coupled with investigators’ recent decision to retest three envelopes for DNA, is rekindling interest in the still-unsolved case. “It’s a case that gets put on the back burner, but you never put it away,” Narlow said in an interview one day after previewing the film he called “mesmerizing.” The Zodiac killer – he gave himself that moniker in his taunting letters to police and newspapers – is blamed for at least five murders in 1968 and 1969. He was never caught, though many, including the author of the book on which the movie is based, believe he was Arthur Leigh Allen, a convicted child molester from Vallejo who died in 1992. The $80 million film opens nationwide Friday and is based on the 1986 true-crime book by Robert Graysmith, the former political cartoonist at the San Francisco Chronicle who investigated the case for years as an amateur sleuth. It was shot in 2005 in the Bay Area and stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Graysmith and Mark Ruffalo as police Inspector David Toschi, who also inspired Clint Eastwood’s “Dirty Harry” character. It’s directed by David Fincher, who made “Fight Club,” “Seven” and “Panic Room.” Graysmith said he was astounded at the lengths to which Fincher went to keep the film historically accurate. “I’ve never seen anything like it in my life,” he said. “Jake is wearing my clothes. … Same pad. Same pen. Same bright red VW Rabbit.” Graysmith and Narlow also are encouraged that police interest in the case has been reinvigorated, although authorities insisted the timing has nothing to do with the movie. Vallejo Police Lt. Richard Nichelman said Friday three envelopes were sent to the state crime lab for DNA retesting. He said he expects results in a few weeks. “You’re obligated to do it if you have new technology,” he said. “Percentage-wise, it doesn’t look good, but you’ve got to have hope.” Three killings took place in the Vallejo area. David Farraday and Betty Lou Jensen, teenagers on their first date, were shot to death in December 1968. Darlene Ferrin, 22, was shot and killed seven months later at the Blue Springs Golf Club, while her companion, Michael Mageau, 19, survived. Graysmith said filmmakers even tracked down Mageau as they grew increasingly obsessed with the case. “They’re still calling, asking questions,” he said, laughing. “There is something about this case from the arcane symbols, the unbreakable ciphers. … And the fact they came so close to catching this guy time and time again.” While Narlow believes the Zodiac is still at-large, Graysmith said he’s confident it was Allen, even though an earlier, partial DNA profile from envelopes holding his letters appeared to clear him. The circumstantial evidence, a shoe, his presence at Lake Berryessa at the time of the crime and other factors, points squarely in his direction, Graysmith said. Toschi, who was unavailable for an interview but attended the preview in San Francisco, also thinks it was Allen, according to Graysmith. Evidence was removed from Allen’s house shortly before he died, Nichelman said, but he refused to elaborate. “In our hearts we know the Zodiac’s reign of terror has ended,” Graysmith said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In September 1969, the Zodiac struck in Napa County, stabbing two 20-year-old college students picnicking at Lake Berryessa. The crime scene was a small peninsula jutting out into the lake. The couple was accosted, hog-tied and repeatedly stabbed by a man dressed all in black and wearing an executioner-type hood. Cecelia Shepard died; Bryan Hartnell survived and is now a lawyer in Southern California. He did not return calls seeking comment from The Associated Press. Narlow met the ambulance at the hospital that day, calling what happened to the young couple “heart-wrenching.” Thirty-eight years later, he was upset all over again when the stabbings were re-created for film. After all, as a detective, he normally arrived on the scene after the crimes were committed. “I can sit through autopsies and gruesome cases,” he said. “But it never affected me like it did when I was with the director when they were filming that scene.” last_img read more

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Marks, set, go! Guns off for 2018 KPL season

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia Skipper Harun Shakava receives the Kenyan Premier League Super Cup title from Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on January 28, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 2- After just about four weeks of pre-season training – a period which most coaches have described as short – the guns have finally gone off and the 2018 season of the Kenyan Premier League will kick off this weekend with nine matches lined up across various venues.While some teams are talking of breaking their own trophy droughts, others retaining top flight status, all eyes will be on holders Gor Mahia as they kick start a journey to pick a 17th league title, taking them four clear of rivals AFC Leopards still stuck on 13 since 1998. -Gor Mahia v Nakumatt – Kenyatta Stadium, 3pm.K’Ogalo who began their season with the Super Cup win over AFC Leopards last weekend fly off their title defense at their new home ground, the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos with a tie against the cash strapped Nakumatt FC.Head coach Dylan Kerr expects an all-out battle against Nakumatt despite the fact that his side is regarded as one of the strongest in the league due to their transfer business.Gor Mahia’s Meddie Kagere takes on Nakumatt’s Kennedy Onyango during a league fixture at Nyayo Stadium in 2017.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU“Nakumatt are no pushovers and last season they proved that pushing us to the wall in both matches. We have to keep true to ourselves, start well and ensure we get a win,” Kerr, keen to see his side fly to another dominant season said.Gor have some huge squad depth after bringing on board several high profile players in January including Humphrey Mieno and Cersidy Lumumba from Tusker FC, Nzoia Sugar midfielder Lawrence Juma and speedy winger Samuel Onyango from Ulinzi.Kerr admits he will have a tough time picking his starting eleven with the plethora of talent at his disposal but has thrown the challenge back to his players urging them to fight for the jersey.Nakumatt on their side have been forced to rebuild with a new team following massive exits occasioned by the dip in financial strength with their sponsors – Supermarket chain Nakumatt – thrown into financial oblivion.Head coach Anthony Mwangi has his work cut out and his biggest task will be to motivate the players with minimal financial strength.Among the players who have landed at Nakumatt include the experienced Noah Abich and Moses Odhiambo who orchestrated Sofapaka’s survival in the top flight in 2016 under more or less the same circumstances.-Posta Rangers v AFC Leopards, Afraha Stadium, 4:15pm-AFC Leopards forward Allan Katterega tussles with Posta Rangers’ Jockins Atudo during their Kenyan Premier League match at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on April 29, 2017. PHOTO/CourtesyWithout a Premier league title since 1998, domestic cup champions AFC Leopards launch yet another campaign to drag their names off the mud when they kick off their campaign against an experienced Posta Rangers side in Nakuru.They might have started their season with a Super Cup loss against arch rivals Gor, but head coach Robert Matano has warned anyone not to underrate the Leopards in the new season.“I am very happy with the players and what they showed against Gor. There has been improvement and I am looking forward to better performances,” said Matano, before bellowing that he is a winner and will be going for titles in 2018.Matano made away with a huge chunk of the squad that almost fought relegation last season, sprucing up his squad with fresh faces, most of who started in last weekend’s game against Gor.Among the players who showed they could be trusted to do the job for Matano are forwards Prince Arkoh (Ghanaian) and baker Lukooya (Ugandan) who were some of the shining lights.Still, the absence of an out and out striker is a worry for Matano with Prince Uche who came on as a sub failing to show much.Matano who is seeking a third league title with a third different team also re-united with midfielder Joseph Kuria and winger Ezekiel Otuoma who were his loyal lieutenants during his 18-month stint at Ulinzi Stars.AFC Leopards Head Coach Robert Matano has won the Kenyan Premier League title with Sofapaka and Tusker before. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAPosta Rangers who finished the season fourth last season are a tough nut to crack and coming up against a side they picked four out of a maximum six points last season, head coach Sammy Omollo will go in with some heap of confidence.Omollo has reinforced the team in the exact area he struggled in last season; striking.The mailmen had the meanest defense last season with 22 goals, but they were equally mean in hitting the opponents’ net having scored a paltry 28 goals in 34 matches, an embarrassing return of less than a goal per match.They have brought in Marcelus Ingotsi from AFC Leopards, Jeremiah Wanjala from Homeboyz, Danson Kago from Tusker while the ever green, creative mind of Peter ‘Pinchez’ Opiyo will be there to open up the pockets of spaces.-Ulinzi Stars v Zoo Kericho, Afraha Stadium, 2pm-Zoo Kericho’s Nicholas Kipkurui heads the ball under pressure from Ulinzi Stars’ Cliff Kasuti in a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on April 30, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe military side, without a domestic title since their KPL Top 8 win in 2011 are without two of the players who starred for them last season; Stephen Waruru and Samuel Onyango who left for Sofapaka and Gor respectively.They have also done away with their 2010 league winning coach Benjamin Nyangweso for former Harambee Stars man Dunstan Nyaudo while defender Geoffrey Kokoyo will miss the first half of the season as he is out on military studies.They begin their campaign at home against a side that beat them home and away last season and Nyaudo will want to make his home debut with a win.Their transfer activity has seen them land only one high profile arrival, striker Masuta Masita from Nzoia Sugar. The rest are rather unknown faces. However, they have been boosted with the return of fleet footed Kevin Amwayi.A seventh place finish last season was the worst performance for Ulinzi since 2009 when they finished 10th and that is a statistic Nyaudo will want to ensure doesn’t replicate in 2018.Zoo on their side have kept almost the whole squad from last season and have been quiet in the transfer window, bringing in only four new players.–Tusker v Chemelil Sugar, Chemelil Complex, 3pmNew Tusker FC head coach Sam Timbe consults with assistant coach Francis Baraza during a training session at the Ruaraka Grounds in Nairobi on January 3, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUSam Timbe will lead his Tusker side out for the first time in a competitive fixture when the brewers take on Chemelil Sugar at their backyard in Awasi this weekend.Timbe is working with a new outfit, Tusker having seen 14 players most of who were regular starters leave the club at the end of a very underachieving 2017.The Ugandan in his second stint in Kenya having previously coach Sofapaka has his work cut out; silverware or leave. A 1-0 loss in a high profile friendly against Ugandan champions Kampala City Council Authority gave him perhaps the clearest picture of what he needs to do.Chemelil have also quite changed from last season including in the technical department where Abdallah Juma was replaced quietly by Patrick Odhiambo as head coach.The sugar belt side has also lost key players from last season, Shaphan Oyugi joining Kariobangi Sharks, keeper Jairus Adira going to AFC Leopards alongside Japhary Owiti while Apollo Otieno also left to join Tusker.-Vihiga, Wazito debutAFC Leopards midfielder Harun Nyakha vies for the ball with Wazito’s Antony Gathu during their GOtv Shield quarter final match against Wazito FC at Nyayo Stadium on August 20, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNew boys Vihiga United and Wazito FC will make their maiden bow into top flight football both at home, Vihiga playing Mathare United in Kakamega while Wazito host Sony Sugar at Camp Toyoyo.Both sides have expressed their desire to make an impact in the top tier league with Wazito boss Frank Ouna insisting they will not be coming in to make the numbers.Ouna has orchestrated a huge change for Wazito, turning them from a semi-pro side when he joined them mid-season in 2016 and ensuring they automatically qualify for the top flight last season.“We are coming in to compete and ensure we remain in the league. It is the first time for us but we are ready for the challenge,” Ouna said.Ouna has spiced up his squad with a few faces who have had top flight experience, midfielder Harun Nyakha and goalkeeper Edwin Mukolwe joining from AFC Leopards, Moses Otieno joining from Posta Rangers, Francis Ochollah from Sofapaka and Athman Buki from Kakamega Homeboyz.KPL weekend fixtures (kick off 3pm unless stated):Saturday: Ulinzi Stars v Zoo Kericho (2pm), Posta Rangers v AFC Leopards (Afraha Stadium, 4:15pm), Gor Mahia v Nakumatt, Chemelil Sugar v Tusker FC (Chemelil Complex), Nzoia Sugar v Kariobangi Sharks (Sudi Stadium, Bungoma), Wazito v Sony Sugar (Camp Toyoyo).Sunday: Sofapaka v Bandari (Narok Stadium), Thika United v Kakamega Homeboyz (Thika Stadium), Vihiga United v Mathare United (Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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TRANSFER LATEST! Arsenal launch stunning £41m move for Inter Milan star

first_img1 Mauro Icardi in action for Inter Milan Arsenal have made a £41m bid for Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, according to reports in Italy.The Gunners are in the market for a new forward this summer and they have been linked with a number of players.Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette is one reported target, while the club have also shown an interest in Napoli star Gonzalo Higuain.But, according to Corriere dello Sport, Arsenal have now turned their attentions to Icardi by making a £41m offer.The 23-year-old is reportedly ready to leave the San Siro this summer in search of Champions League football.Both Juventus and Napoli are already weighing up moves for him – but Arsenal are prepared to offer him wages of £96,000-a-week to tie up a deal.last_img read more

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49er basketball squads ready for practice

first_img Grady comes to Long Beach State having achieved a career-high WTA women’s singles high world ranking of No. 548 this year. She previously held an ITF junior ranking of No. 167 in the world. The 17-year-old left-hander was the top-ranked junior in Great Britain during 2001 and 2002 and won the 2003 Scottish Junior Championship. Information for this report provided by the Long Beach State Sports Information office. Freshman midfielder/forward Dana Farquhar was named Big West Co-Player of the Week with UC Riverside’s Renee Scachetti, after helping the team to those two wins. She scored two goals in a 4-2 win against the No. 20-ranked Mustangs, and assisted on the game-winning goal in a 3-1 triumph against the Gauchos. Tennis adds to team 49er women’s tennis coach Jenny Hilt-Costello announced the signing to a financial aid agreement of Hannah Grady of Coventry, England. Grady will arrive at Long Beach in January for the start of the spring 2006 dual match season and is the third freshman, all from England, to sign with Long Beach State this year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img For the first time in program history, the 49er women’s soccer team is ranked in the national top 25 by Soccer America magazine. Fresh off a weekend home sweep of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and UC Santa Barbara to move to 3-1 in the Big West Conference, the 10-3-1 49ers are No. 25 in the poll relased Monday on www.socceramerica.com. The 10 wins is a record in the eight-year modern history of the program, as are the seven home victories so far this season. “For us to crack the top 25 is just unbelievable,” second-year LBSU coach Mauricio Ingrassia said. “That was one of our goals, to get nationally recognized. For us to do it at this time is unbelievable. I’m blown away.” last_img read more

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McCONALOGUE WELCOMES U-TURN ON JUNIOR CERT REFORMS

first_imgCharlie McConalogue TDDONEGAL TD Charlie McConalogue has said he is disappointed to see the breakdown of talks over reform of the junior cert but has welcomed the Government’s u-turn on independent assessment and state certification.The Fianna Fail education spokesman said tonight: “I welcome the fact that Minister Jan O’Sullivan has finally relented and agreed to maintain independent assessment and state certification for the 60% of the new junior cert which will be composed of a written exam.“Fianna Fáil has consistently called for a more inclusive and open process of negotiation on reform than the approach adopted by the Government. Former Minister Quinn pursued his reform proposals in a confrontational and dictatorial way and it is clear that this has soured relations between the Department of Education and some teacher representatives. Minister O’Sullivan seems to be taking a different approach and appears more willing to listen to the concerns of parents and teachers and I welcome that.” He said his party remains a strong advocate for maintaining independent assessment of the new junior cert exam.“I think the government’s u-turn is a positive step and I would urge teachers to step back and consider the proposals being put forward now,” said the Inishowen politician.“I believe if they can find a way to engage with the department and the minister with the purpose of trying to reach an agreed way forward then our education system will be stronger for it.“Fianna Fáil has consistently said that we felt the Government was rushing these reforms and that it was more important that reform of this nature and on this scale would be done right rather than hastily. “We believe in reforming the junior cert and we want to see a new exam structure that delivers high quality education for students. I believe we are a lot closer to that now than we were in recent weeks and months. However I also believe the Government has to accept that its approach from the outset did not engender much goodwill from the stakeholders in the process who ultimately we rely on to enact these reforms in our schools.” McCONALOGUE WELCOMES U-TURN ON JUNIOR CERT REFORMS was last modified: November 11th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Charlie McConalogue TDJunior Certreformlast_img read more

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Hopes that meeting will deliver vital funds for iCare and Bluestack Foundation

first_imgDonegal Oireachtas are set to meet the Minister for Disabilities this week to discuss the need for funding for the iCare autism support centre in Buncrana and Bluestack Special Needs Foundation in Donegal Town.Minister Finian McGrath will meet Donegal Oireachtas members (TDs and Senators) on Wednesday in Leinster House to hear their calls for additional financial support for the two community organisations.It has been confirmed that the core funding of €36,000 for both organisations will be in place again next year. Ahead of the meeting, Senator MacLochlain welcomed the opportunity for Donegal’s representatives to collectively make the case for additional funding directly to Minister Finian McGrath and senior officials in his department and the HSE.Senator MacLochlainn said: “iCare and the Bluestack Special Needs Foundation have both been in existence for almost 20 years. Hundreds of children and young persons with disabilities and their families have hugely benefitted from their fantastic services over those years. But until recent times, they had not received State funding and the parents and committee members were exhausted with fund raising all year, every year.“This is deeply unfair as many of these parents and committee members are carers themselves.“I have confirmed with the HSE that the €36,000 of core funding for both organisations that has been secured over the last two years will be allocated again in 2020. This is good news but both organisations need much more financial support.“The facts are that both Minister McGrath and the Minister for Health, Simon Harris are fully aware of the vital work carried out by iCare and the Bluestack Special Needs Foundation but they have not ensured funding from the national pot. Instead the HSE in Donegal have had to reallocate funding from elsewhere. “Next Wednesday will be an important meeting and I hope that they will finally deliver what is needed.”Hopes that meeting will deliver vital funds for iCare and Bluestack Foundation was last modified: December 12th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

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Struggle heroes for children

first_img30 May 2003A series of books for children on 10 of South Africa’s prominent freedom fighters is not only a wonderful classroom resource but a good place to start for anyone in search of introductory information on the struggle against apartheid. Freedom Fighters, from the Learning African History series, documents the lives of 10 legendary activists – Albert Luthuli, Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Seretse Khama, Desmond Tutu, Chris Hani, Helen Joseph, Thabo Mbeki and Steve Biko.Pitched at 9- to 10-year-old English first language speakers and 11- to 13-year-old English second language speakers, and written by award-winning children’s book writer Chris van Wyk, the series colourfully documents the lives of 10 extraordinary people.The books are written in a crisp and direct way, and easily hold the interest of the reader. What attracts the young reader in particular is their colourful packaging and captivating original pictures (many of the photographs have never been published before).Using individuals as the vehicle to describe the country’s journey from apartheid to democracy is a clever one: it sustains the interest of the reader and allows him or her to identify with each of the individuals’ very different stories as well as absorb the historical context in which their struggles were played out. Although the series includes individuals with vastly different backgrounds – from Helen Joseph, a party-loving socialite from Durban, to Seretse Khama, chief of the Bangwato people in Botswana at the age of four! – what is apparent is the extent to which so many of the country’s political activists overcame obstacles like poverty and rural isolation to get their school and university education and pursue their goals.The early lives of these “struggle heroes’ will be of interest to young readers. Such as how Chris or Tembisile (his real first name) Hani got teased for doing “women’s work’ – helping his mother collect water and firewood – when he was small; or how Winnie Madikizela-Mandela had to leave school for six months at the age of eight and milk cows and look after sheep and goats; or how Desmond Tutu was born so tiny he was not expected to live.The realities of apartheid – the “whites-only’ areas, the struggle for education, the indignity of passes – are clearly described and will help convey to the younger generation, whose understanding of apartheid is largely theoretical, what life was like for their parents and grandparents.The lives of the activists are painted in broad brushstrokes, with the more complex and controversial aspects of “the struggle’, and those surrounding some of the individuals themselves, usually omitted. The controversies that have dogged Madikizela-Mandela are hinted at with the sentence: “Some people do not like Winnie Mandela, but many admire her for her courage and her strength and for her role during the struggle.’The death of Stompie Sepei and subsequent conviction of Mandela on kidnapping charges are briefly mentioned without much explanation. No mention is made of Steve Biko’s relationship with Mamphele Ramphele and the child that was born from it, for example. Although the imperative to keep the books simple and brief enough for young minds to absorb clearly places constraints on the extent to which the author can delve into the complexities, I believe these details are important.It could be argued that young minds are not sophisticated enough to deal with complex subjects without losing the general thrust of the series – celebrating the lives of brave and remarkable people who helped bring about the downfall of apartheid.However, the “rosy-tinted treatment’ is a weakness. Painting the heroes as flawless individuals makes them seem less real – even to young minds – and gives the series a whiff of dogma. It also patronises children who are in fact old enough to question and debate.The “Freedom Fighters’ series was tested on a Britney Spears/ Eminem-obsessed nine-year-old, Alice. Far from needing a preparatory sermon to fuel her interest in the books, she was immediately drawn to them and spent a long time poring over the pages. She particularly liked the one on Winnie Mandela, who for all age groups is a fascinating figure, whether one likes her or not. This is what Alice had to say: “Generally I like the books. They teach us about racism and apartheid. The one on Thabo Mbeki is interesting because it tells you things about him you didn’t know. The one on Nelson Mandela isn’t that interesting because everyone knows that stuff about him already.“I don’t know if I would read all of them. They would be great to have in the school library for school projects, but I don’t know if someone would just go and read them. They prefer Sweet Valley High and other books like that.’The 10-book boxed set is published by Awareness Publishing and costs R975.20. Tel: (011) 403-3008; fax: (011) 403-1150.last_img read more

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International EarthCache celebration for 2018

first_img SharePrint RelatedYour Next Souvenir Reveals Mysteries of the EarthSeptember 8, 2014In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Earn a new souvenir for International EarthCache DaySeptember 8, 2015In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Your Path to Platinum EarthCachingFebruary 11, 2015In “Community” Get ready to rock — International EarthCache celebration rolls during October. On Saturday, October 13, and Sunday, October 14, 2018, earn a new souvenir by getting outside, finding and then logging an EarthCache!EarthCaches don’t have physical containers, but instead, bring you to a unique location and teach you a geological science lesson. Check out these ten stunning EarthCaches from around the world for inspiration.During the International EarthCache Day celebration, this special geocache type will be available to all members in the Geocaching® app.* The app makes finding and logging EarthCaches easy. Just send your answers to the geocache owner via Message Center!*Excludes specifically designated Premium member EarthCaches.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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Creating Compound Clips in FCPX

first_imgLearn how to create compound clips in this FCPX video tutorial.FCPX was designed with powerful organization and metadata features – one reason diehard FCPX video editors love it. FCPX allows you to create compound clips, “which allow you to  group any combination of clips in the Timeline or the Browser and nest clips within other clips”.There are a ton of really good uses for compound clips, from better organization to faster editing. Use them to break up a big timeline into manageable chunks. Give a compound clip unique settings (different from the overall project settings). In After Effects terms, you could think of compound clips as a nested sequence or a pre-composed composition.In the following tutorial we will take a look at how to use compound clips in your FCPX video editing workflow:Creating new compound clipsAdding clips to compound clipsUsing keyboard shortcutsAdjusting compound clip settingsUsing the timeline to create compound clipsWant to learn more about using compound clips in FCPX? Check out the official Apple documentation.How do you use compound clips? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

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