FCPX Updates to Version 10.0.7

first_imgApple continues to improve the new Final Cut Pro X video editing application.  While the update to 10.0.7 does not introduce any signficant new features, it does address many bugs and usability issues.Video editors – it’s time to update yet again.  With FCPX 10.0.7, Apple’s non-linear video editing application gets updated to address performance issues.FCPX 10.0.6 marked the biggest update since the original release and this release simply improves upon stability.  If you’ve yet to upgrade to 10.0.6 you’re already behind, so you’ll want to be sure and update now to get a ton of new features (see the 10.0.6 changelog here).The FCPX 10.0.7 updates addresses the following issues (from Apple.com):The Letterbox effect “Offset” slider is restored.Fixes an issue that could occur when creating a single layer DVD.Fixes an issue in which some third-party effects could cause Final Cut Pro to stop responding during background rendering.Fixes an issue in which some third-party transitions would incorrectly use black instead of source media.Adds support for editing MXF files that are still ingesting.Fixes an issue with rendering Motion Templates containing Image Units.Fixes an issue with the display of the Modify RED RAW settings button in synchronized and compound clips.Fixes an issue with the upload of clips that are larger than 1 GB to Vimeo.Fixes an issue in which an incorrect frame size is used with filters on two adjacent clips with different pixel aspect ratio.Are you using Final Cut Pro X?  Share your thoughts in the comments!last_img read more

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Five Maoists die in shootout inside Malkangiri forest

first_imgAt least five Maoists, including two women cadres, were killed in an exchange of fire with security personnel inside the Bejingiwada reserve forest near Sanyasiguda village under Kalimela police station of Odisha’s Malkangiri district in the early hours of Monday.The site of the encounter is barely 2 km from East Godavari district in adjoining Andhra Pradesh.Speaking to The Hindu, Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Jagmohan Meena said that based on intelligence reports on the presence of a Maoist camp in the region, two groups of commandos of the Special Operation Group (SOG) launched an operation on Sunday evening.It was believed that Maoist leader Randev alias Deba Madhi, who heads the Kalimela Dalam of the outlawed CPI (Maoist), was present at the spot, along with some key Maoists from Malkangiri district.According to sources, Randev managed to escape from the spot.‘Biggest operation’Odisha Director General of Police R.P. Sharma said this was the biggest operation against Maoists in Odisha in the past three years. He said the bodies of five Maoists and arms and ammunition were recovered from the spot of encounter. All those killed were in Maoist uniforms.According to Mr. Sharma, two self loading rifles (SLR), one INSAS rifle, one .303 rifle, one grenade, ammunition as well as backpacks and other materials were seized from the site of the shootout.last_img read more

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J J Hospital dean promoted; says he prefers serving poor

first_imgMumbai, June 10 (PTI) Dean of J J Hospital here Dr T P Lahane was today promoted as the Acting Director of the Directorate of Medical Education and Research, but he said that he would rather serve the poor at the government-run hospital.”I received my transfer order as the Acting Director at DMER today. But since it is a temporary promotion for 360 days, I would rather serve the poor patients at J J hospital than be promoted,” Dr Lahane, a Padma Shri awardee, said, adding that still, he is studying the transfer order.Recently, resident doctors at J J Hospital had demanded Dr Lahanes ouster after some doctors from Ophthalmology Department made certain allegations against him. The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors too had backed the demand. PTI MM KRK NSD PTPlast_img

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FIFA Finally Gets Greece to Brazil

first_imgARACAJU, Brazil — FIFA had to step in to help Greece’s national team get to its World Cup base in Brazil a day later than expected after a flight cancellation in the United States.Greece was due to leave Newark for Recife just after midnight June 6, shortly after beating Bolivia 2-1 in a warm-up friendly at New Jersey’s Red Bull Arena. But the team’s flight was canceled because of a technical problem with the plane’s navigation system.The Hellenic Football Federation says the team left Saturday night from New York and arrived in Sao Paulo on June 8, and then boarded a FIFA charter flight to Aracaju. Despite the long journey, the federation says the team will go ahead with a planned training session Sunday evening.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

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World Cup 1979: West Indies continue their dominance with consecutive World Cup triumphs

first_imgFour years after the inaugural edition, the World Cup returned to England in 1979 with West Indies looking to defend their trophy. The 1979 World Cup had eight teams and marked Canada’s first appearance at such a stage. There were two groups with four teams each in them and players wore white clothing and used red balls. The top two teams from each group advanced to the semi-final and both sides had 60 overs per innings with a maximum of 12 overs allowed for an individual bowler.Defending champions West Indies looked in ominous form straight from the outset as they comfortably chased 191 against India to begin the tournament. Openers Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge’s superb 138-run partnership meant that West Indies beat India convincingly and laid down a marker for the rest of the teams in the competition. Hosts England, who were eager to exorcise the demons of their semi-final loss against Australia in 1975, began their campaign by beating the Aussies convincingly.England then took part in what is still considered by many as one of the most lopsided matches in World Cup history. Up against Canada, Bob Willis and Chris Old ran through the minnows and dismissed them for a mere 45. The English then went on to top Group A after pipping Pakistan in a low-scoring thriller at Leeds. After scoring 165 for 9, England’s Mike Hendrick was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4 for 15 as the hosts topped their group and set up a semi-final clash against New Zealand.advertisementAfter winning the toss and opting to field in the first semi-final, the Black Caps did well to handcuff England for majority of the innings by hitting good lines and length. Skipper Mike Brearley and Graham Gooch came together to help the hosts to 221 for 8 at the end of the 60 overs. In reply, the Kiwis began well with John Wright scoring 69 at the top order. However, New Zealand’s middle order couldn’t quite play with the same conviction as Wright and were left requiring 14 from the final over a mammoth task in those days. England thus won the semi-final by 9 runs with Hendrick once again being their best bowler, while Gooch was presented the Man of the Match for his 71 off 84 balls.The final was a much-awaited clash between hosts England and defending champions West Indies, who were characteristically dominant throughout the tournament having made light work of most of their opponents, including Pakistan in the semi-final. Thousands of fans thronged the stadium with the majority supporting England. The Windies though weren’t fazed by the occasion or their opponent and went about their business in a calm manner.They batted first and scored 286 as Sir Vivian Richard’s starred with an unbeaten 138 from 157 balls, while Collis King contributed with a handy knock of 86 off just 66 balls. England’s openers Brearley and Geoff Boycott added 129 for the opening wicket before Michael Holding dismissed the former. Boycott followed his skipper back to the pavilion soon after, bringing Derek Randall and Gooch to the crease. The duo added 48 runs together before Gooch perished with the score on 183 for 3. England went on to collapse after the wicket of Gooch, losing their remaining seven wickets while adding just 11 more runs. As a result, West Indies reigned supreme, making it back-to-back World Cups.Also Read | WC 1975: The birth of World Cups and West Indies’ dominanceAlso Seelast_img read more

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Zidane trolls Messi with Ronaldo praise

first_imgReal Madrid Zidane trolls Messi as he crowns Ronaldo ‘the best of his generation by far’ Patric Ridge Last updated 2 years ago 17:35 10/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(149) Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Eibar Primera División Real Madrid v Eibar Zinédine Zidane Videos Los Blancos’ manager has snubbed the Barcelona superstar by calling the Portuguese the greatest of recent times by a distance Cristiano Ronaldo has been labelled as the player of his generation “by far” by Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, who has snubbed Lionel Messi in the process.The Portuguese and the Argentine have established a duopoly over the Ballon d’Or, winning every award since 2008.However, Zidane believes that Ronaldo is the greatest player of this century by a significant distance, despite Madrid’s 3-0 win over Eibar on Sunday representing another frustrating appearance for Ronaldo, who has just one LaLiga goal to his name this season. 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 Ronaldo 9/5 fav to be CL top scorer Ronaldo, who netted 42 times across all competitions last term, squandered a glut of golden chances after Marco Asensio had put Madrid two up at the Santiago Bernabeu, before Marcelo capped off the win late on.However, Zidane believes the 32-year-old, who has had no issues finding the net in the Champions League so far this season, will come good domestically.”There’s no need to worry if Cristiano does not score, the important thing is that he has chances,” Zidane told reporters.5 – Cristiano Ronaldo had as many shots (five) as the number of touches in the opposite box (five) against Eibar. Persistent. pic.twitter.com/7ybR9IbK0W — OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 22, 2017 “Cristiano is the best player of his generation by far. He makes the differences in key matches and he deserves all the prizes he has won.”The goals will come back little by little. We lacked fluency in this game but the important thing is that we have won and kept the clean sheet.”Madrid’s victory takes them back within five points of leaders Barcelona, and one behind second-placed Valencia ahead of the trip to Girona next time out in LaLiga.last_img read more

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LINEBREAK Special Offer

first_imgRelated Fileslinebreak_edm_v6-pdfRelated LinksLINEBREAK Offer NRL Touch Football’s official compression partner, LINEBREAK, is pleased to announce that the Touch Football Australia range of product is available online now. To view the product range, please click on the following link – http://www.linebreak.com.au/TFA-Compression-Range-s/1839.htm. Enter your unique code TFA25 at the cart to apply your TFA member pricing discount.Benefits of LINEBREAK Compression;·         Graduated compression increases blood circulation and allows muscle recovery post exercise·         Moisture management·         Antibacterial properties·         UPF50+ Sun protection·         Flatlock seams to reduce chafing for greater comfort·         Knitted waistband for ultimate support and comfortStay tuned to the TFA website for more great deals from LINEBREAK. last_img read more

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PV Sindhu, Ben Stokes complete sporting ascendancy on Super Sunday

first_imgPV Sindhu, Ben Stokes complete sporting ascendancy on Super SundayOn a Super Sunday that enthralled sports fans, PV Sindhu in Basel and Ben Stokes in Leeds worked their way, in contrasting styles, to sporting glory. The World Championships 2019 women’s singles final and penultimate day of the 3rd Ashes Test are certainly unforgettable sporting episodes.advertisement Akshay Ramesh New DelhiAugust 26, 2019UPDATED: August 26, 2019 17:34 IST PV Sindhu and Ben Stokes worked their way to sporting glory. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPV Sindhu became the 1st Indian to win BWF Championships goldBen Stokes’ unbeaten 135 helped England pull off a miraculous Ashes winStokes and Sindhu conquered demons to achieve unquestionable greatnessTwo athletes, two different sport and two contrasting wins. The Super Sunday couldn’t have lived up to its name better. PV Sindhu was staking her claim to greatness in Basel. On the other side of the English channel, Ben Stokes was at it in Leeds.At large, it was a story of two athletes finally managing to cross the finish line without stumbling at the final hurdle. PV Sindhu at Rio Olympics, Glasgow World Championships, Nanjing World Champions, Jakarta Asian Games and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Ben Stokes at World T20 final in Kolkata, the World Cup thriller in London (if you remember it right).Both PV Sindhu and Ben Stokes overcame their demons in emphatic styles and proved they are among the finest in sport.PV Sindhu asserts greatness in BaselSindhu was called “choker”. It was said she was “not yet gold standard”. Sindhu had won two bronze medals at World Championships even before she made a Superseries final. At 22, she became the first ever Indian female athlete to win a silver at the Olympics. However, the lack of a gold medal in her illustrious CV was highlighted more often than not.As Sindhu pointed out, questions were asked “over and over” over her inability to finish on the top step of the podium at major events. Her temperament and her big-match skills were doubted.On Sunday, Sindhu let her racket do the talking in Basel.”This is my answer to people who have asked questions over and over. I just wanted to answer with my racket and with this win — that’s all,” PV Sindhu said after becoming the first-ever badminton (senior) world champion from India.advertisementPV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara, World Championships 2019 Final: Highlights | ReportSindhu’s ordinary run in the lead up to Basel World Championships can be seen as a blessing in disguise. When Sindhu reached the final of the Rio Olympics, not many expected her to be there. It is safe to say, Sindhu punched above her weight en route to the second step of the podium at Rio de Janeiro.However, the burden of expectations, to some extent, worked against her favour at major tournaments between Rio 2016 and Basel 2019 — a period in which Sindhu lost 7 major finals before managing to win the World Tour Finals last year.PV Sindhu, it seemed, was in no mood to “settle for silver” on Sunday.Against Nozomi Okuhara who had beaten her in a marathon 110-minute final at the World Championships in 2017, Sindhu set out to prove her critics wrong and show herself what she is capable of in the biggest stages in world badminton.Sindhu needed just 38 minutes to do so on Sunday.The agonising 3-game defeat in Glasgow seemed a distant past when Sindhu was making light work of Okuhara’s challenge. The Japanese shuttler had no clue to what hit her in those 38 minutes. Sindhu’s aggressive approach and single-mindedness was too good for the former world champion at St. Jakobshalle.In the drift-free arena that was chanting her name throughout the gold medal match, Sindhu bulldozed her way into unquestionable greatness.Sindhu felt goosebumps when the Indian national anthem was played during the medal ceremony. The sight of the gold medal hanging around her neck would have given millions back in the country goosebumps.Ben Stokes delivers ‘miraculous’ Ashes winBen Stokes hit 74 runs in 42 balls after England lost the 9th wicket at Headingley on Sunday. He made sure England’s No. 11, Jack Leach scored just 1 run in a 76-run stand for the 10th wicket that will be remembered by English fans for generations to come.Australia were favourites to retain the Ashes Urn when England were bowled out for 67 in the first innings of the Leeds Test.Even the most ardent England fans would have given up hope when England were set a target of 359. Joe Root and Joe Denly put up a brave fight on Saturday but there was always the fear of a wicket triggering a collapse.England vs Australia Ashes 2019 3rd Test Day 4: Highlights | ReportRoot fell, Denly fell, Jonny Baristow fell, Jos Buttler was run out, Chris Woakes threw his wicket away, Stuart Broad was pinned by a yorker. Australia were 1 wicket away when England were reduced to 286 for 9 but the Super Sunday reminded that it isn’t over until it’s over in sports.All Stokes and England wanted Jack Leash to do was hang around. The England No. 11 did just that and Stokes took care of the rest.Stokes was brave, Stokes was innovative, Stokes was not willing to give up as he pulled, swept, switch hit and reverse swept his way to glory.advertisementHundreds, including cricket experts at home, had written off England’s chances after 27.5 overs of their first innings. Stokes proved them all wrong and most of them were happy to have been proven wrong.Arise, Sir Ben Stokes!Also Read | PV Sindhu after World Championships gold: Had goosebumps when the national anthem was playingAlso Read | I never gave up: Ben Stokes on heroic 135 not out vs Australia in 3rd Ashes TestAlso See:For 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow PV SindhuFollow Ben StokesFollow Ashes 2019Follow BWF Badminton Championshiplast_img read more

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Shred in style with Owner Operator

first_img Patagonia Goes 100% Sustainable with New Line Called Shell, Yeah! Editors’ Recommendations A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America The Best Men’s Parkas for Braving the Cold The next time you hit the slopes, don’t fall in with the North Face-clad crowd. Set yourself apart with Owner Operator’s high-performance outdoor gear. Helmed by longtime snowboarding Steven Kimura and Peter Sieper, this independent company sidles away from the industry status quo. “When we started out, there were all these brands that weren’t exciting or inspiring to us,” Kimura says. “We wanted to change the industry.”All of Owner Operator’s products, currently found at six New York City stores, are made domestically in a factory located in NYC’s Garment District. With backgrounds in art and fashion design, Kimura and Sieper pay meticulous attention to technical details. “Figuring out how to make something that’s functional and can keep you dry in a snowstorm is a challenge,” Kimura says. “We wear our stuff out in the mountains to find the weak points. And the next time we’re in the factory, we make sure it’s done differently.”Kimura says the company is best known for its Operator 111 Parka ($490), featuring an emergency whistle and a three-way adjustable hood to brave any cold-weather conditions. Complete the look with matching Operator 111 pants ($335). We also dig the durable Day Pack ($165) and the waterproof Summit Mitt ($110), adorned with adjustable cinch straps. Alcohol Brands and B-Corp Certification: Who Is Doing It and Why? Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A.last_img read more

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Housing seen as part of core revitalization solution

WATERFORD – A major obstacle to revitalizing Norfolk County’s struggling downtowns appears to be crumbling.In recent years, some have suggested that the key to downtown revitalization lies in shrinking the central business districts and giving over vacant storefronts to housing.Resistance has come from those who believe the downtowns have comeback potential. Opponents hark to a time when tobacco was king and official plans protected local cores from big-box retailing.A decision at Norfolk council this week suggests resistance is fading.“I see a whole evolution in our downtown cores coming,” said David Roe, a planning consultant with Civic Planning Solutions of Delhi.“It’s happening all over North America because of big-box stores and online shopping. What we’re losing is our independent, private retail venues. What we are getting in our cores are traditional services – coffee shops, office-sharing and the like.“That’s the evolution, and that’s where we’re going. The thing is to get rid of the empty storefronts. Get people living there instead so they will sit in these coffee shops and use these new services.”Norfolk took a step in this direction Tuesday with the rezoning to residential of a former commercial storefront in downtown Waterford.Roe was agent for the applicants Michael and Tracy Bancroft, owners of the building at 38 Alice St.The Bancrofts bought the five-unit apartment building 11 years ago. At the time, they did not know that the ground-floor apartment fronting onto Alice Street had not been rezoned for residential purposes. Their lawyer missed the illegal conversion and they only learned about the problem after a mortgage broker asked for a zoning search.The Bancrofts responded with a zoning application, which was approved.“This is not going to be a detriment – having people live in our downtowns,” Simcoe Coun. Ian Rabbitts said. “I would like to see further applications.”Rabbitts qualified his support by saying approved property owners must take steps to buffer street-level traffic from activity inside.Rabbitts has seen converted storefronts where rags and towels are put up in the window instead of proper blinds or other buffering devices.Port Dover Coun. Amy Martin said most anything is preferable to neglected storefronts.“There’s merit to our downtowns having foot traffic when you use empty storefronts as a comparator,” she said. “That said, we have to be strategic about this.”The other four apartment units in the Bancrofts’ building comply with Norfolk’s zoning bylaw. Forbidden are street-level apartments in the central business district.Roe told council that shrinking the central business district and converting obsolete storefronts to housing is a potential remedy to homelessness and a shortage of entry-level housing for young people starting out in the workforce. Haldimand and Norfolk’s health and social services division has identified this as a serious problem in recent months.For his part, Josh Tucker, 20, the resident of the formerly illegal unit at 38 Alice,  breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday when told the county approves of his apartment. He has lived there since he was 18.“This is perfect starter housing,” he said. “Nice scenery, clean, refurbished – everything. It’s perfect – good price and a good view.”Norfolk planning staff recommended approval of the Bancrofts’ application.Senior planner Shannon VanDalen said Tuesday’s decision is not necessarily a precedent. Each application is unique and is weighed on its own merits, she said.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

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UN steps up rehabilitation of wartorn southern Sudan following peace accords

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and its partners are launching a series of new community projects next week to help rehabilitate communities in readiness for the displaced people and refugees who may return this year to the south, where the new-found peace is a stark contrast to the ongoing conflict in the western Darfur region. Some 550,000 refugees and an estimated 4 million IDPs remain uprooted after the decades-long conflict and could potentially return to a region that has been totally devastated, lacking even minimal basic infrastructure and services. In late February, UNHCR deployed an emergency team of experts in fields such as water, sanitation, community services, health, and income generation to begin reintegration projects to help communities cope with the returns.The projects starting this coming week include support to primary health care facilities and HIV awareness activities and AIDS treatment in Kajo Keji and Yei counties, near the borders with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda. Another project will build a dormitory for students at a vocational training school in Yei, while a third will rehabilitate 11 primary and secondary schools, promote education for girls, train teachers and set up income-generating activities for volunteer teachers.UNHCR and its partners are also rehabilitating boreholes to provide clean water to communities in the three counties and training village committees on proper water management. Public health centres and the regional hospital are being rehabilitated and basic medical supplies, equipment and training will be provided in Ezo and Yei counties. Electrical systems are being installed, the paediatric ward rehabilitated and a new paediatric wing constructed in the Bahr El Gazal Regional Hospital in Rumbek, the only referral hospital in the province. More projects on education, health, water, income generation and community services are being developed for implementation in the near future.Meanwhile the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has started planning for a comprehensive population census in Sudan, the first in Africa’s largest country in more than 20 years, at a cost of around $60 million. “Having data on primary household listings will not only contribute to socio-economic planning and development across Sudan, but enhance the country’s future democratic development,” UNFPA country representative Nimal Hettiaratchy said of the census, one of the provisions of the January peace agreement.It is meant to be completed within the first two years. read more

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Florida Gators Linebacker Antonio Morrison Arrested Again

Florida Gators linebacker Antonio Morrison was arrested yet again, this time for allegedly harassing a police dog and resisting arrest.The police report states that Morrison was harassing a police dog, which qualifies as a second-degree misdemeanor according to Florida law. Morrison was suspended from the team and will miss at least the first two games of the season.“I’m extremely disappointed in Antonio Morrison’s decision making,” Florida coach Will Muschamp said in a statement. “He has been suspended from the team and will miss at least two games to begin the season.”The 6-foot-1, 230-pound sophomore told the officers he barked at the dog because the dog barked at him first.

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The Seahawks Are The NFCs Best Team But They Cant Shake The

The NFC West was a lesson in humility for prognosticators last season: The team that FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings gave a 60 percent probability of winning the division lost to the one they pegged with a measly 17 percent shot. After that shakeup, we have the West race much closer this season.But that doesn’t mean Elo’s long-running love affair with the Seattle Seahawks is over: They’ve flown in at No. 2 overall in our preseason rankings. Seattle’s somewhat disappointing 10-6 record last year obscured that by season’s end, it was the league’s best team once again (at least, according to the advanced metrics). Russell Wilson was the NFL’s third-best QB, running back Thomas Rawls rose from the third string to become the league’s most valuable rusher and, as usual, the defense ranked among the best in football. Dig beneath the surface-level indicators, and it was mostly business as usual for what’s been the NFL’s most efficient team for about four seasons running.This season, though, the Seahawks will have a difficult schedule to overcome — 10th-hardest in the league, per Elo. And an offseason of attrition did little to address the team’s most glaring weakness in 2015: an offensive line that ranked as the league’s third-most-porous against opposing pass-rushers. So it won’t be shocking if Seattle’s advanced-stats dynasty finally starts to show cracks in 2016. How will your favorite NFL team do this year? See all of our predictions for the 2016 season » To go with our 2016 NFL predictions, FiveThirtyEight is previewing each division. Here, we look at the NFC West. Adding to Seattle’s worries: The defending division champions, the Arizona Cardinals, got better over the offseason. They picked up edge-rusher Chandler Jones, who should improve what had been a weak pass rush in 2015, and they signed guard Evan Mathis to bolster what was already one of the NFL’s top offensive lines. The Cardinals’ biggest concern might be that QB Carson Palmer is 36 years old and is coming off his best season in a decade, a feat of passing efficiency — and health — that might not be repeatable. (And we all saw what happened the last time Arizona had to sift through their QB depth chart in a big game.) Even so, Elo thinks the Cards have a good chance of punching a return ticket to the playoffs, whether by repeating as division champs or grabbing a wild-card berth.It’s unlikely that either of the other members of the NFC West will leapfrog the Seahawks or Cardinals in the standings. The strongest of the two challengers are the Los Angeles Rams, freshly (re-)minted as such after burning their bridges out of St. Louis during the offseason. The potential for improvement is there: The Rams had the league’s youngest roster a season ago — headlined by electrifying rookie RB Todd Gurley. But LA’s roster is also riddled with holes, notably at quarterback. (No. 1 overall draft pick Jared Goff struggled in the preseason and will reportedly start the season third on the team’s depth chart.) Add in what Elo considers the NFL’s most difficult schedule — thanks, NFL International Series! — and the Rams might have trouble making a big Hollywood debut this season.Finally, what do we make of the San Francisco 49ers? On the positive side, new coach Chip Kelly might be able to jump-start San Francisco’s moribund offense the same way he did during his first year in Philly. (Just don’t ask what happened in Years 2 and 3 …) And the team’s young defensive corps might be able to build on last year’s late-season improvement. But the 49ers are up against a brutal schedule — the third-toughest in football — and they didn’t add much else to a roster that finished last season fifth-to-last in Elo. (Also of note: Opening-day starting QB Blaine Gabbert was the worst passer in the NFL over the past five seasons.) Although anything is possible in the NFL, it’s tough to envision San Francisco rising to the top of this division.All told, the battle for first place between Seattle and Arizona should, once again, be the one to watch in the NFC. And with the Minnesota Vikings’ hopes of making the NFC playoffs out of the North damaged by Teddy Bridgewater’s injury, it’s likely that the West’s runner-up will secure a wild-card nod as its consolation prize.VIDEO: How one spurned Rams fan found a new team read more

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Intense workouts might cause players to lose their cookies

To Sugar Bowl champions, it’s never too early for football. Spring practice for the Ohio State football team kicked off Monday with players going through conditioning drills starting at 6 a.m. all week, but quarterback Terrelle Pryor was limited while sporting a protective boot as he recovers from surgery on his right foot. Director of football performance Eric Lichter said the early morning practices are meant to cap off what he said was an impressive winter conditioning program for the Buckeyes. Winter training is meant to focus on individual performances in areas such as bench press, broad jump and vertical jump. Mandatory workouts began at the end of January, Lichter said, three weeks after the 31-26 Sugar Bowl win against Arkansas. The program lasted four weeks, concluding with the coaching and training staffs testing the players individually to measure their improvement in those areas. Monday’s practice started drills that are meant to unify the players. “This is more of the team coming together and working on team togetherness and team toughness and kind of building that bond that gets you through tough times,” Lichter said. Now, the team is experiencing the type of conditioning rigors that require trash cans on the field, just in case any of the players lose their “cookies,” an energetic Tressel said as Monday’s practice concluded. Lichter said he was excited about the performances of the new freshmen recruits who have come to work with the team early. Tight end Jeff Heuerman, safety Jeremy Cash, linebacker Ryan Shazier, defensive tackle Joel Hale and quarterback Braxton Miller enrolled at OSU for Winter Quarter to get a head start on preparing for another BCS run next fall. “Really, really impressed with those guys,” Lichter said, “especially considering they’re really seniors in high school and they’re up here competing … hanging with our guys, our veterans.” Former Buckeye defensive lineman Cameron Heyward has been at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center working out and has been a welcomed veteran voice to a team that’s much younger than last year’s squad. “It was good to have Cam around,” Lichter said. “He’s a part of what I consider the best senior class we’ve had here. … Cam will just be a great leader and someone to look to for these young D-linemen and everyone on the team.” Heyward is preparing to take part in OSU’s pro day with former linebacker Brian Rolle, wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher, cornerback Chimdi Chekwa, guard Justin Boren, defensive back Jermale Hines, linebacker Ross Homan, running back Brandon Saine and cornerback Devon Torrence. NFL scouts will be on hand to evaluate the outgoing Buckeyes on Friday at the WHAC. Lichter expects representatives from all 32 NFL teams to be there. read more

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Les étiquettes des boîtes de thon pas toujours fiables

first_imgLes étiquettes des boîtes de thon, pas toujours fiablesSelon une nouvelle étude indépendante réalisée pour Greenpeace, près d’un tiers des boîtes de thon sont mal étiquetées ou contiennent un mélange d’espèces. Une pratique interdite dans l’Union européenne.Une cinquantaine de marques de thon en boîte ont été passées au crible. Elles viennent d’Autriche, d’Australie, d’Allemagne, du Canada, d’Espagne, d’Italie, de Grèce, de Grande-Bretagne, des Pays-Bas, des Etats-Unis, de Nouvelle-Zélande et de Suisse. Les tests ont porté sur 165 produits différents.À lire aussiLe WWF achète une licence de pêche pour protéger les requins en AustralieL’étude souligne que certaines des boîtes étiquetées “thon listao”, une espèce commune dans l’océan Indien et le Pacifique, contenaient aussi du thon obèse et du thon albacore. Or, il s’agit de deux espèces dont les stocks ont connu des déclins massifs ces dernières années.Nina Thuellen, de la campagne océans de Greenpeace, explique à l’AFP : “Les entreprises remplissent leurs boîtes de thon avec plusieurs espèces, y compris des juvéniles d’espèces en déclin, alors que les consommateurs s’attendent à juste titre à n’y trouver que des produits issus de pêche durable”.La présence de juvéniles, victimes de la surpêche, est due essentiellement à une technique utilisant des objets flottants pour attirer le plus de poissons possible en pleine mer et faciliter la pêche, selon Nina Thuellen.L’AFP précise que chaque année, environ 4,5 millions de tonnes de thon sont pêchées dans les océans. Sur les cinq espèces principales, le thon listao représente 60%, le thon albacore 24% et le thon obèse 10%, du marché mondial du thon.Cette nouvelle étude a été publiée alors que les pays pêcheurs membres de la Commission internationale pour la conservation des thonidés de l’Atlantique (Cicta) sont réunis jusqu’au 27 novembre à Paris pour fixer les quotas de pêche pour 2011. De nouveaux quotas qui devront respecter une gestion durable des ressources halieutiques (voir notre article).Le 25 novembre 2010 à 10:14 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Alerte météo orange neige et verglas attendus dans 8 départements du nord

first_imgAlerte météo orange : neige et verglas attendus dans 8 départements du nordMétéo France a placé ce dimanche 10 mars 8 départements du nord en vigilance orange neige et verglas.Le redoux n’aura pas duré bien longtemps… Après une semaine d’accalmie, la météo devrait refaire parler d’elle dès lundi 11 mars, c’est en tout cas ce qu’annonce Météo France, dans un communiqué de ce dimanche 10 mars. En effet, le bulletin en question place 8 départements du nord ouest du pays en vigilance orange neige et verglas de lundi 11 à 3 heures du matin, jusqu’à mardi 12 à 7 heures du matin.À lire aussi(VIDÉO) Un radar détecte un nuage de coccinelles de 80 kilomètres de largeSont concernés par cette alerte : la Somme, l’Oise, la Seine Maritime, l’Eure, l’Orne, le Calvados, la Manche et les Côtes d’Armor. La dépression redoutée se situe pour le moment au large des côtes Bretonnes, et devrait arriver dès demain matin sur les départements concernés. “D’ici lundi 18 heures, on attend :- 10 à 20 cm de neige sur la Manche et le Calvados,- 5 à 10 cm, localement 15 cm de neige sur l’Orne et la Seine Maritime,- généralement de l’ordre de 5 cm sur les Côtes d’Armor, l’Eure, la Somme et l’Oise.” explique TF1. Le 10 mars 2013 à 17:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Claustrophobie définition causes traitement que faire

first_imgClaustrophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?La claustrophobie est un trouble anxieux qui se caractérise par une peur panique des espaces confinés, des lieux clos et, plus largement, de l’enfermement. Les manifestations cliniques de la claustrophobie peuvent être handicapantes au quotidien.Qu’est-ce que la claustrophobie ?Il s’agit d’un trouble psychologique généré par l’angoisse démesurée de se retrouver dans une situation de confinement. Selon le degré de l’atteinte phobique, les personnes claustrophobes peuvent ainsi développer une peur panique d’emprunter un ascenseur, de monter dans un grenier, de s’enfermer dans les toilettes, voire de prendre les transports en commun. Cet état pathologique survient, à l’instar de toutes les autres phobies, dès lors que le sujet ne parvient pas à gérer son anxiété. Pour s’en délester, il va donc l’attribuer à une situation qu’il va juger comme étant responsable de son mal-être. Dans le langage psychologique, on parle de projection.Les symptômes de la claustrophobieLorsqu’ils se retrouvent face à une situation vécue comme étant anxiogène, les individus claustrophobes vont développer une symptomatologie directement provoquée par l’angoisse excessive ressentie. Selon le niveau d’anxiété, cela peut aller d’une simple sudation à des vertiges en passant par des tremblementsgénéralisés. Mais dans le cadre de troubles anxieux plus sévères, on observe parfois des manifestations cardiaques de type palpitations, douleurs thoraciques ou troubles du rythme cardiaque. Des signes musculaires tels que la tétanie, les paresthésies, les contractures ou les crampes sont également susceptibles de survenir. En outre, le claustrophobe a souvent l’impression d’étouffer. Il a des difficultés pour respirer et se sent oppressé.Les causes de la claustrophobieSi l’origine de la claustrophobie n’est pas formellement avérée, on sait en revanche qu’elle est déclenchée par une angoisse que l’individu ne parvient pas à maîtriser. La question est donc, pour le claustrophobe, de découvrir la cause de cette angoisse. En général, le trouble phobique débute pendant l’enfance et se cristallise peu à peu jusqu’à devenir pathologique. Il peut s’agir d’un traumatisme psychologique ou d’une expérience de confinement très mal vécue, mais dont le patient n’a pas conscience. La phobie représente en quelque sorte un mécanisme de défense psychique grâce auquel la personne va se libérer d’une anxiété intérieure insoutenable en la projetant sur un élément extérieur.Le traitement de la claustrophobieIl est primordial de consulter un psychologue ou un psychothérapeute lorsque la phobie devient invalidante au quotidien et empêche la personne phobique de s’épanouir totalement. À lire aussiAmygdalite : chronique, caséeuse, cryptique, de quoi s’agit-il ?Une prise en charge psychothérapeutique est alors recommandée dans la plupart des cas de claustrophobie. Le patient peut alors choisir entre différentes méthodes. La thérapie cognitive et comportementale (TCC) constitue le traitement le plus fréquemment utilisé pour vaincre les phobies. Elle consiste à confronter progressivement le claustrophobe à des situations anxiogènes pour lui. Mais il est également possible d’opter pour une psychothérapie d’inspiration psychanalytique pour rechercher l’origine de l’angoisse. Certaines prescriptions médicales d’antidépresseurs ou d’anxiolytiques peuvent parfois être préconisées afin d’aider le patient à surmonter ponctuellement un moment difficile.Le 28 juillet 2017 à 13:24 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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New Report Details Mass Effect Andromedas Rocky Development

first_imgStay on target The Most Shocking, Surprising, and Awesome Gaming Moments of 2017Bioware Officially Cancels All Single Player DLC for Mass Effect Andromeda It’s clear that Mass Effect Andromeda had a difficult development cycle. Although I personally liked the game, the final product is anything but polished. A new report confirms many of the rumors regarding the troubled production of Bioware’s latest RPG. Based on this report, it seems that everything that could have gone wrong with Mass Effect Andromeda did go wrong.Kotaku’s Jason Schreier talked to a dozen Bioware employees who told him about Andromeda’s rocky production. Though the game was in development for five years, it was mostly created in the last 18 months prior to launch. A large amount of time was spent working on high-level concepts that would ultimately be jettisoned. Vast resources were also spent trying to make the RPG run on an engine (Frostbite) that was originally created for first person shooters.Mass Effect Andromeda was supposed to have hundreds of procedurally-generated worlds that players could drive around in. However, the developers found it difficult to make these worlds have the level of detail expected of a Bioware game. More than that, sources say that traversing these worlds just “wasn’t fun.” After wasting time trying to get this concept off the ground, the team decided to scale things back and create a small number of hand-crafted worlds instead.As we previously reported, Andromeda‘s animations were another source of trouble. The Frostbite engine can handle many things, but it comes up short in the animation department. Because of that, the dev team had to write code to make this possible. Making matters worse, the team was constantly being downsized, forcing Bioware to outsource much of the animation work to other studios around the world.It is because of these issues that EA and Bioware have decided to put Mass Effect on ice for the foreseeable future. This is a shame considering how prestigious and influential the Mass Effect franchise used to be. But from all accounts, it appears Mass Effect Andromeda‘s fate was sealed almost from the beginning.Please make sure to read Jason Schreier’s full report for the complete story.last_img read more

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Zidane chooses the successor to both Ronaldo Messi

first_imgZinedine Zidane has reportedly chosen the man likely to succeed both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the title of the number one player in the worldDon Balon have reported that the Real Madrid manager has made a surprising choice in naming the likely successor for both Ronaldo and Messi with the Frenchman choosing to not name Neymar, but his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Kylian Mbappe.The 19 year-old forward has enjoyed another stellar campaign in Ligue 1 this season, following his move from AS Monaco to PSG in the summer with Mbappe having scored 19 goals and made 11 assists in his 37 appearances this season.Even Neymar himself, who completed a world record transfer of €222m from Barcelona last summer to finally win the Ballon d’Or, has marveled at the ability of his young teammate.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Zidane is convinced of Mbappe’s potential and lamented that fact that his compatriot plays for PSG, when Real president Florentino Perez practically had a deal sealed for the forward.Both Zidane and Neymar are not the only ones to have recognised Mbappe’s potential with the recently retired Fabio Capello having previously stated:“Messi and Ronaldo will last another two years and later it will be Kylian Mbappe’s moment. He has a great future and will be the new Cristiano Ronaldo” said the former Real and AC Milan manager.last_img read more

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